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Our 142nd Year, Number 18

Friday, January 12, 2007

Madison, Florida 32340

Man Seriously Injured In. Rollover
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
A Madison man was seriously injured as
his pickup rolled over on Monday, January 8.
According to a Florida Highway Patrol re-
port, Carlos Campos, 40, was traveling north
on County Road 53, approximately 8.2 miles
south of Madison when he drove off the main
portion of the highway and onto the east shoul-
Campos lost control of the vehicle, which
overturned and crossed County Road 53.
The 1993 Ford pickup continued out of
control and overturned on the west side of the
roadway, striking a barbed wire ferice.
Campos was transported to Tallahassee
Memorial Hospital by Madison County EMS.
FHP Trooper Tom Roderick was the in-
vestigating officer. Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Kinsley

Central School Broncos Go Undefeated;

Set To Play In Conference Championship

The undefeated 2006-07 Madison County Central School boys' basketball team will play Oak Leaf in the
opening round of the Crown Conference Championship Tournament. Pictured, front row, left to right: Antonio*
Mitchell, Archie Wilson, Chris Brown, Letarrian McDaniel, Damarcus Norton, Mike Jones and Thomas Hall, team
manager. Back row, left to right: Coach Charlie Barfield, Anthony Gardner, Thomas Weatherspoon, Darron
Brown, Kevin Singletary, Materrius McDaniel and LaPadre Stevenson.

By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Following a fantastic undefeated season, the Madison
County Central School Broncos boys' basketball team will host
the Florida Crown Conference playoffs, beginning next Thurs-
day, January 18, in the school's gym.
The Broncos will tipoff against Oak Leaf, a hew school out
of Orlando, at 6 p.m.

If the Broncos win that game, they will play against the
Northern Division champion.
Mike Ragans, the school's athletic director, said, "Coach
Charlie Barfield has done a fantastic job with this team, which
has had a great season. There are 16 teams in our conference and
now we're down to just three."
Once again, tipoff is set for Thursday, January 18, at 6 p.m.
in the Madison County Central School Gym.

Ginny Paarlberg Named To American Farm Bureau

Federation Women 's Leadership Committee

Ginny Paarlberg of Lee was
elected to the Women's Leader-
ship Committee of the American
Farm Bureau Federation (ABFF)
during AFBF's 88th annual meet-
ing in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Paarlberg, a Perennial peanut
hay grower in Madison County,
said she was extremely gratified
to serve the Women's Leadership
Committee in this way.
"I am happy to serve Ameri-
can Farm Bureau women and
work toward developing our
leadership skills," she said.
Dan Buchanan, assistant di-
rector of field services for Dis-
trict 2, said Paarlberg is a natural
for this new role.
"Ginny is one of the most
dynamic and talented leaders we
have. She understands agricul-
ture," he said. "She understands
the organization and what needs
to be done to make Farm Bureau
strong in the coming decades."
Paarlberg remains chair of
Florida Farm Bureau Federations
Women's Leadership Committee
and serves on the state board of
This year the AFB Women's

Leadership Committee will con-
centrate on surfacing and devel-
oping women as leaders in agri-
culture, with special emphasis on
influencing the political process
in 2007, according to Terry
Gilbert, committee chair. Gilbert,
a corn and cattle producer from
Danville, Ky., addressed her fel-
low state Farm Bureau Women's
Committee leaders and members
at a business session during
AFBF's 88th annual meeting.
In addition to developing
new leaders, Gilbert encouraged
members to step up their efforts
to influence congressional lead-
ers by sharing personal stories
about issues directly affecting
their family farms and, ranches.
"I encourage you to make
the most of every opportunity to
tell agriculture's story," Gilbert
told the AFB Women.
Highlights of 2006 program
activities for the committee in-
cluded awarding five scholar-
ships to teachers to attend the
National Ag. in the Classroom
conference through the White-
Please See Ginny Paarlberg,
Page 3A

Ginny Paarlberg, center, of Lee is recognized by
Terry Gilbert, left, chair of the American Farm Bu-
reau's Women's Leadership Committee and Bob
Stallman, president of the AFBF, during the Women's
Leadership Committee luncheon in Salt Lake City on
January 7.

3 Sections, 46 Pages i
Around Madison County 5-8A
Church 11A
Classifieds/Legals 17A
Community Calendar 5A
Farm 14A
Obituaries 5A
School 12A
Sports 13A

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Travis Kinsley

Deployed To Iraq
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
U.S. Army Sgt. Travis Kinsley
has been deployed to Iraq. His
brigade left Ft. Bragg, N.C. on
Wednesday, Anuary 3. Kinsley's
brigade went into Iraq on Thurs-
day, January 11.
Kinsley is a 2003 graduate of
Madison County High School.
Following graduation, he joined
the Army and went through basic Sgt. Travis Kinsley
training and jump school at Ft.
Benning, Ga. A paratrooper, Kinsley is a member of the 82nd
Airborne Division and is also in the infantry.
Since graduating from jump school, Kinsley has been sta-
tioned in Ft. Bragg, N.C., except for his deployments overseas.
Ft. Bragg is the headquarters of the 82nd Airborne Division.
Kinsley's brigade had not been scheduled to go to Iraq this year,
but he is being deployed as part of President George W. Bush's
extra deployment of 21,500 troops to the war-torn country.
This is the second tour in Iraq for Kinsley. He was deployed
to Iraq previously, in November 2003.
Kinsley's orders are to be deployed for a year. He had been
scheduled to get out of the Army in May, but he will now serve
in the US Army until his deployment, in Iraq, is through.
Kinsley's mother said that her son's orders are through De-
cember and that, if the company's mission is completed, he
could be out sooner.
Kinsley is the son of Sue and the late Morey Kinsley of
Madison. He has a brother, Paul, and two sisters, Lora Roland
and Melissa Kinsley.
Travis married his bride, Ashley, on October 9, 2006, and
has a stepdaughter named Tara.

School Board To Meet

Tuesday Evening
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Two public hearings will be on the agenda as the Madison
County School Board will hold its January meeting on Tuesday
evening, January 16, at 6 p.m.
The first public hearing will be about revisions to the Stu-
dent Progression Plan. The second public hearing will be about
a Parent Involvement Policy. Both items have been advertised
and are ready for approval.
Lee Cherry and Harry Mason will present an insurance up-
date for the School Board.
A discussion will be held about a site for possible relocation
of Madison County Excel Alternative School.
There will also be discussions on revisions to the bus driver
job description, school volunteers, GED requests, school
zone/district transfers, the staffing table and personnel.
Items on the consent agenda include:
*Funding and program for Title I, Part A, AYP Correction
Action Plan.
*Funding and program for Carl D. Perkins Vocational/Tech-
nical Secondary CTE, Department of Juvenile Justice -
Greenville Hills Academy
*Funding and program for Carl D. Perkins Vocational/Tech-
Please See School Board, Page 3A

Registration Set

For Saturday For

Miss Essence Pageant
The Miss Essence Pageant of Madison County will be hay-
ing its registration and orientation session on Saturday, January
13, at 2 p.m. at the Madison County Public Library Conference
Room. All young ladies,. between the ages of 16 and 19 years
old, who are interested in being a contestant in this year's
pageant, must be in attendance, and all young ladies under the
age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
The Miss Essence Pageant, formerly the Miss Black Madi-
son County Pageant, is sponsored by Morningstar Baptist
Church, WMAF Radio Station, in conjunction with North Flori-
da Community College. This will be the third year for the
pageant, and Shamara Gibson is the reigning queen.
Oliver Bradley, pageant director, and pastor of Momrningstar
Church, explained the name change, stating that after the last
two pageants some citizens misunderstood the overall purpose
of the pageant because of the name itself. Letters to our local
newspaper voiced the idea that the pageant was racist and of-
fensive because of the name.
"After prayerful consideration and consulting with the
church family, we decided that a name change would be in or-
der, as we try to line up with the word of God, for the Scripture
teaches us that we should not do anything to offend, injure, or
cause our brother to stumble," Bradley said. "The Apostle Paul
Please See Miss Essence, Page 3A


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Rachel Jackson's eggnog; yum.
This book is so informative and so much fun. Maybe you
can find a copy somewhere. Um.. .no, I will not lend you mine
since many of my friends have turned out to be bookkeepers.
However, next week I will share a few more tidbits about it,
including some dishes that I will absolutely not attempt.
Stay tuned for the next installment. Meanwhile, cook some-
thing Floridian.

Jacob's Ladde .

Jacob Bembry
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Dale Carnegie, A Piano,

A Light, And Jim

The first time I was a pallbearer at a funeral was at my
Grandmother Bembry's funeral. My brother Danny, my first
cousins Paul Bembry, Cliff Williams and Kevin Hudson, (I'm
not sure if Kevin was a pallbearer or not), and I carried the cas-
ket to the hearse for the ride from Harry T. Reid Funeral Home
in Jasper to Beulah Baptist Church for her funeral. I told myself
at that time that I would never be a pallbearer again.
A few years later,. I received a call from Beggs Funeral
Home. The caller informed me that Elizabeth "R.V." Bell Pick-
les had made a list of her desired pallbearers and had included
me on that list. I thought about it, and finally consented because
she had given me the honor of being a pallbearer.
Since then, I have been a pallbearer at the funeral of my
cousin Pat Rye, and at the funeral of my fellow reporter, Andy
A few weeks ago, I got a call from Beggs Funeral Home
once again. I was being asked to be an honorary pallbearer at the
funeral of Jim Searcy. I consented immediately.
I had known Jim for years, but I got to know him better and
become friends with him while we were both students in a Dale
Carnegie class. Jim was a stellar student in the class, but he al-
ways made sure to give props to other members in the class. I re-
member several speeches that he gave, including one where he
had stopped to pick up a sausage biscuit for his secretary before
going to work and another (and you had to be there for this one)
when he helped a woman find her dog while appraising a house
in Perry.
Jim and his wife, Vivian, graciously opened up their home
to the students in the class for a party at the end of the 12 weeks
of training. Jim displayed his piano-playing prowess to all of us
that evening.
Jim loved music and music played a big part in his funeral.
There were songs featured, such as a congregational rendition of
"When We All Get to Heaven" and a handclapping performance
of "Amazing Grace" by the Pineland Missionary Baptist Church
The music did not overpower Rev. Bob Laidlaw's message.
It was a message about Jim's life and Jim's future.
Laidlaw shared during the service that, in Jim's final hours,
he had regained his waning strength and sat upright in bed,
shouting, "This is major. This is major."
Jim then began relating that he saw a light, gold and other
wonders. '
"I must be dead!" Jim said. "Somebody pinch me."
Someone pinched Jim and he said, "No.j'n still here."
A short time later. Jim passed away. While I marvel at the
accounts of what Jim was seeing, there is something else IPi-
vel about. I marvel about Who Jim saw w% hen he died. Jim was
in the presence of Jesus Christ, who died to wash away Jim's
sins, my sins, and your sins, if you; will accept Him as your Sav-
Rest in peace, Jim. We miss you!

e Ginger Jar
Ginger Jarvis
:,,4.. V ..:. .-olumnist.j .

Cooking As An Historical Virtue
Historical treasures abound in archeological sites around the
globe. They also lie amongst my parent's huge inventory of
One such find is Under Five Flags, described as "a cook-
book and memoir of Florida's golden era." It was written in
1938 by Jefferson Bell, the first female writer hired by the As-
sociated Press. Her nephew published it in 1993.
This book is a trove of facts, stories, and photographs about
dishes prepared in Florida from Indian days to settlers, to cities.
I enjoy just browsing through it on lazy evenings. Here are a
couple of examples.
"The June full moon brings the annual green corn dance of
the Seminoles...Green corn is used in traditional ceremonies
and in feasts after the day of fasting."
"In Key West, seafood is the mainstay of life. Key West has
its fish markets in the water, and the customer selects from the
fish alive in the tank.
See what I mean? Where else would I find such vivid word
Aside from the history, Bell offers an extensive variety of
recipes. Some I can actually prepare today with modem ingre-
dients. Cheese and olive canap6s, egg souffle, mushroom soup,
and roasted duck are just a few. She includes cookery with fla-
vors from the Indians, Spain, France, and England. Sorby Steak
is "an heirloom recipe handed down from Civil War days in the
Bell and Crutchfield families." One dish was prepared for
Napoleon's nephew; another was served at the huge annual Bis-
cayne Bay Yacht Club Chowder Luncheon. Then there is

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rExtension Service
Diann Douglas
Quest Qolumnist

Ideas For New Year's Weight Loss
So you made a New Year's Resolution to drop few pounds? It
is usually the first New Year's Resolution you make after six weeks
of holiday eating. Weight control, dropping a few pounds and get-
ting more exercise are three common resolutions for the New Year.
All too often though, we start out with a lot of enthusiasm, only
to forget about any change by the end of January.
The key to success is to start out small and try a variety of ac-
tivities to keep you active and moving. Melinda Hemmelgarn, Nu-
tritioW Specialist with the University of Missouri, suggests you fit
small amounts of fitness into your day. Short bursts of activity
throughout the day have proven to be an effective way to get phys-
ical activity into your daily routine and help with weight control.
Here are a few strategies to consider:
Walk or ride a bike to work if possible, or park your car as
far as possible from the door.
Take exercise breaks instead of coffee breaks. Take the stairs
up and down a few flights or take a short walk outside.
Get up a little earlier in the morning to fit in a 30 minute brisk
walk in your neighborhood. You may want to ask a friend, neigh-
bor or spouse to join you.
Lift weights. Resistance training is critical for maintaining
lean body mass throughout our lives. Since muscle tissue is more
metabolically active than fat tissue, the learner you are, the more
calories you burn at rest, or sitting at a desk.
Turn off the TV. There is a direct relationship between hours
of television watched and percent body fat.
Make your calories count. If you snack at your desk, choose
foods that are low in calories and high in nutrients. Instead of can-
dy and chips, munch on apples and baby carrots. As we get older,
and especially if we are physically inactive, we really can't afford
to eat foods that deliver a lot of calories but few nutrients. Make
sure the majority of the foods you eat are contributing to your
healthy and fitness.
Fool yourself. Of course you can still eat brownies and ice
cream. Just serve your self smaller portions. You'll be satisfied
with less if you eat from smaller, but attractive dishes.
Choose beverages wisely. Drink more water, and less soft
drinks; keep a water bottle at your desk. Go easy on alcoholic bev-
erages too they are loaded with calories.
Give yourself time. Schedule regular physical activity into
your life just as you would any important meeting. Think of
healthy habits as an investment in your life and a contribution to
your productive, healthy future. ,
Small changes add up to big health benefits over the entire
year. Adopt one or two of these strategies and when they become. a
habit, add one or two more You will be pleased with the results.

By Linda Mason
Brian Frons, President, Daytime, Disney/ABC Television
Group announced recently that three fans will have the opportunity
to switch jobs with an actor from one of their favorite shows "All
My Children," "One Life to Live" or "General Hospital" in ABC's
fifth annual Fan February Contest.
"Fan February has become a tradition that our viewers eagerly
await," said Mr. Frons. "This year, ABC Daytime will give winners
the ultimate fan experience a job switch."
Contest winners will have a chance to put themselves in the ac-'
tors' shoes with an all-access pass to being a star on their favorite
show. This includes a dressing room, wardrobe fittings, running
lines with other actors and so much more. After the winner spends
the day at the show, the actor will fly to work at the fan's job.
Fans can enter the contest by submitting a photo and a 75-word
essay explaining why they are the biggest fan of their favorite ABC
Daytime show and why their job would make the perfect switch.
The essays will be reviewed by ABC Daytime executives, and
one loyal fan will be selected for each show. (The behind-the-
scenes experiences will air in promos, hosted by Bob Guiney, Feb-
ruary 12 so viewers at home can also get an inside look at what it's
like to be an actor.)
For information on rules and deadlines, go to

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School Board
cont. from Page 1A
nical Secondary CTE, Department of Juvenile Justice Joann
Bridges Academy
*Resolution -. Hazardous Material Awareness Week Janu-
ary 21-27
*Salary Schedule Adjustments January to June 30, 2007
Following the open part of the board meeting, three expul-
sion hearings will be held. Each hearing is closed to public and
the press unless otherwise requested by the parent or student.
The meeting will be held at the School, locat-
ed at 210 NE Duval Street in Madison.

A Look Back

This Week

On January 20, 1801, John Marshall was named Chief Jus-
tice of the Supreme Court ... January 16, 1883, the Pendleton Act
was passed, reforming civil service ... January 17, 1950, masked
bandits robbed Brink's, Inc.'s Boston express office of $2.8 mil-
lion ... January 21, 1950, Alger Hiss was convicted of perjury,
after denying he had passed secret documents to Whittaker
Chambers for transmission to a Communist spy ring ... January
22, 1973, in Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court ruled 7-2 that
states may not ban abortions during the first three months of
pregnancy and may regulate, but may not ban, abortions during
the,,isecond trimester... January 17, 1977. convicted'niurderer
Gary Gilmore was executed by a Utah firing squad in the first
exercise of capital punishn nt in the U.S. since 1967... January
21, 1977, President Jimmy Carter pardoned most Vietnam War
draft evaders ... January 20, 1981, minutes after the.inauguration
of President Ronald Reagan, the 52 Americans held hostage in
Iran for 444 days were freed ... January 17, 1991, the U.S. and
its allies launched a devastating attack on Iraq from the air ...
January 23, 1997, Madeleine Albright was sworn in as Secretary
of State becoming the first woman to lead the State Department
... January 21, 1998, it was reported that Kenneth Starr, the in-
dependent counsel investigating Whitewater, had evidence of a
sexual 'relationship between President Clinton' and onetime
White House intern Monica Lewinsky ... January 20, 26001, out-
going President Clinton issued 176 pardons and commutations,
including that of Marc Rich, a commodities trader and fugitive
whose ex-wife, Denise, was a big Democratic campaign donor
... January 15, 2002, Palestinian militants killed two Israeli civil-
ians, the first in a month ... January 15, 2002, John Walker
Lindh, the 20-year-old American seized with the Taliban near
Mazar-e Sharif, Afghanistan, in December, 2001, was charged
with conspiring to kill U.S. citizens and abetting terrorist groups
... January 17, 2002, the Justice Dept. began an international
manhunt for five suspected al-Qaeda members believed to be
plotting a new suicide attack.
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Miss Essence

cont. from Page 1A

said that, 'if my eating meat will cause my brother to stumble, I
will not eat meat.' We love Madison County, and will not do
anything or be a part of anything that cause division or separa-
tion among its citizens, we are in the bridge building business,
not destruction.
"The overall purpose of the pageant is to offer educational
scholarships to young ladies, in order for them to continue their
education, produce role models for our younger girls, and help
curtail teenage pregnancies, the school dropout rate, and alcohol
and drug abuse. What we are really trying to do is offer a mes-
sage of hope to our young people and the pageant is just the ve-
hicle we are using," Bradley added.
The pageant committee has selected the theme "The Ele-
gance of Essence for this year's pageant, which will be Sun-
day, February 25th, at the Van H. Priest Auditorium, on the
NFCC Campus.
Bradley stated that several young ladies have already pie-
registered,' and the excitement is starting to build. All young
ladies between the age of 16 and 19 years old must come to the
registration and orientation Saturday, at 2 p.m. at the public li-

Ginny Paarlberg
cont. from Page 1A
Reinhardt Fund for Education. The committee also awarded 19
grants to county and state Farm Bureaus to further agricultural
education efforts.
Gilbert and Sherm SayJopfAniiagivere -reeiected to
two-year terms as chair andtiaewehaii4Yl.,tAhe AFB Women's
Leadership Committee, respectively. Ethel Nash of West Vir-
ginia, Helen Norris of Kansas, and Angela Ryden of Colorado,
were elected to two-year term as well. Joyce Haak of South
Dakota was elected to fill the one-year term of a retiring board
The Florida Farm Bureau Federation is the state's largest
general-interest agricultural association with more than 144,000
member-families statewide. There are Farm Bureaus represent-
ing 64 counties in Florida, where agriculture comprises a stable,
vital leg of Florida's economy, rivaling the tourism industry in
economic importance. Headquartered in Gainesville, the Feder-
ation is an independent, non-profit agricultural organization and
is not associated with any arm of the government. More infor-
mation about Florida Farm Bureau is available on the organiza-
tion's website,


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(850) 973-4141 Fax: (850) 973-4121

By Ashley Bell
What would you say to someone if

his or her pants were unzipped?

Emerald Greene Kimslev
Lisa Greene
Jacob Bembry, Gabe Thompson
and Ashley Bell
Carla Barrett, Carl paifter
and Lisa Greene
Heather Bowen
Mary Ellen Greene, Dorothy McKinney.
Dan Mathis, Samantha Hall And
Candice McCulley
Susan Grimes
Deadline for classifieds is Monday at 3:00,p.m.
Deadline for Legal Advertisement is Monday at 5pm.
There will be a '3"" charge for Affidavits.
Subscription Rates:
In County $28 Out-of-County $35
(State & local taxes'included)

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"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.,
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for the best interest of the county and/or the own-
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Greene Publishing, Inc. will not be responsible for pho-
tos beyond said deadline.

Brigitte Blanton

"Your pants are unzipped."

Michael Mitchell

"Excuse me sir,
You've got mail."

Diane Webb

"Excuse me. You need to
check your pants."

Brittany Monts

"Examine your zipper."

Linda Boyles


Fain Poppell

"You can't print it."


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Apalachicola Woman Convicted

Of Exploiting Elderly Victim

Madison County...

Gail Laverne Alexander V.O.P. (circuit)
Theresa Mae Cawood V.O.P. (county)
John Thomas Acerra D.W.L.S. Revoked or Canceled

Virginia Jo Kenda Out of County Warrant
Charles Henry Tilford D.W.L.S., Revoked or Canceled
Jesse Daniel Toy D.U.I.

Janet Marie Morris Disorderly Conduct
Cynthia Ann Morris Disorderly Conduct, Resisting Of-
ficer w/o Violence
Mario Morrell Vought Loitering/Prowling
James Leroy Tucker Criminal Registration
Deborah Ann Glee V.O.P. (circuit)
Frances Nell Butler Resisting Officer with Violence
Billy Joe Mears Felony D.W.L.S.
Michael Wayne Rushing Poss. Controlled Substance
with Intent to Sell
Gus Cornelius Hall V.O.P. (county)

John Lee Christian Trespass After Warning, Disorderly
Intoxication, Resisting Officer w/o Violence
Oscar Alvin Henderson Child Neglect

Shelton Decon Sanders V.O.P. (circuit)
Benjamin Nathanial Livingston V.O.P. (circuit)
Edgar Earl Williams D.W.L.S. Revoked or Canceled

Shelly Marie Denton Petit Theft
Efrain Rosario, Jr. Failure to Appear Pretrial


FEBRUARY 12, 2007.


DETAILS AT 948-2251.

TUESDAY, MARCH 13T", 2007.

A Franklin County jury convicted an Apalachicola woman
for exploiting an elderly victim, Attorney General Bill McCol-
lum today announced. The. verdict against Pearl I. Westmore-
land was returned late last Friday night, finding her guilty of
abusing the power of attorney signed over to her by an elderly
Westmoreland, 79, was arrested in June 2005 after the At-
torney General's Medicaid Fraud Control Unit initiated an in-
vestigation based on a complaint about the victim's circum-
stances. The victim, a nursing home resident who previously
lived in a trailer park owned by Westrioreland, had signed a
document giving Westmoreland power of attorney over his per-
sonal assets.
The investigation found that after the victim signed over his
power of attorney, Westmoreland transferred $200,000 of his as-
sets into accounts she controlled. She understated his assets
when applying for Medicaid benefits on his behalf, then used his

assets for her own personal gain. The accounts into which the
victim's assets were transferred were seized pursuant to court
"Instead of providing sound advice anti guidance, this
woman lied, cheated and stole from her unsuspecting victim,"
McCollum said. "Those, who take advantage of the vulnerable
will be stopped. We will not allow this type of criminal activity
to go unchecked."
Westmoreland was convicted of one count of exploitation of
an elderly adult in an amount exceeding $100,000, one count of
money laundering in an amount exceeding $100,000 and aggra-
vated %white collar crime, all first-degree felonies. She could face
up to 90 years in prison and fines of $1.5 million. Sentencing
has been set for February. The conviction is the result of a joint
investigation and prosecution by the Attorney General's Medic-
aid Fraud Control Unit and Second Judicial Circuit State Attor-
ney Willie Meggs.

Arrest Made In 13-Year-Old

Chattahoochee Murder Case

An arrest has been made in connection with the mur-
der of a Chattahoochee woman found dead in her home
13 years ago today. Victor Ross, 40, now faces charges
of murder and burglary and is being held in the Gadsden
County Jail.
On the afternoon of Jan. 4, 1994, the body of 42-
year-old Beatrice Lazar was found in her home after she
was not seen for nearly two weeks. Her death was sub-

Two Arrested Fc
An employee of a local grain mill was arrested along with
another man after the two worked together to steal grain.
According to the Columbia County Sheriff's Office, Hen-
ry. Ward, owner of Columbia Grain called the Columbia
County Sheriff's Office early Saturday morning after he ob-
served an employee loading a customer's truck with grain and
not using the scales to properly Weigh the feed. Owner Henry
Ward followed the truck as it left the mill and followed it to
Suwannee County. Deputies and detectives were called and
conducted an investigation.,
Arrested were employee Michael Lewis Ritch, 33 of 422
SW Troy Road, who was charged with grand theft and was
booked into the Columbia County Jail on a $5000 bond. Also
arrested was Mario Alonso, 60, of Suwannee County, who
was charged with grand theft and dealing in stolen property.

sequently ruled a homicide.
The Chattahoochee Police Department and the Flori-
da Department of Law Enforcement have been conduct-
ing a joint investigation since the time of the murder but
it wasn't until recently that solid evidence was developed
linking Ross to the crime.
Ross is scheduled to be arraigned, on Jan. 9 in Gads-
den County.

)r Stealing Grain
, He was booked into the Columbia County Jail.
According to reports, the two men had conspired to load
Alonso's truck with more than $1400 worth of grain and only
pay $160 to.Ritch, who was running the mill at the time of the
"Mr. Ward had reported several episodes of missing grain
in the last several months and he was on the lookout early Sat-
urday morning," said Sheriff Bill Gootee. "He followed in a
safe manner and then turned it over to law enforcement forth
investigation and subsequent arrests. This was excellent
teamwork on the part of the owner, Mr. Ward, the Columbia
,County Sheriff's Office and the Suwannee County Sheriff's
O office"." .r ; ... ; , "'
On Monday, Ritch-had bonded .out and bond was set-for
Aloniso at $10,000. He remained in jail

Woman Arrested On

Home Invasion Charges

A Lake City woman
wanted for a Jacksonville
home invasion was arrested
outside a local motel Monday
evening after she and a Lake
City man gave up to Sheriff's
Lisa Marie Fundora, 30 of
NE Maple Lane and Dicori-
um (Corey) Gardner, 25, were,
arrested without incident out-
side their room at the Super 8
Motel at Interstate 75 and
State Road 47.
Columbia County Sheriff's
deputies responded to the mo-
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Gardner was booked into the
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individuals without incident
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Geather "Snook"
Bennett, Jr.
Geather "Snook" Ben-
nett, Jr., age 86, died Tuesday,
January 2, 2007, in Lake City.
Funeral services were
Monday, January 8, 2007, at
11:00 a.m., at Beggs Funeral
Home, Madison. Burial fol-
lowed in Mt. Zion Cemetery,
Cherry Lake. The family re-
ceived friends Sunday, January
7, 2007 from 5-7 p.m. at Beg-
gs Funeral Home, Madison
He was born in Cherry
Lake, Florida, June 21, 1920,
to Geather, Sr. and Charlotte
Bennett, and was a life-long
resident of Madison County.
He was a farmer and a member
of Mt. Zion AME Church,
Cherry Lake, where he was
quartet leader. He was an
Army veteran of World War II.
He was preceded in death by a
son, Rufus Bennett.
He is survived by his wife
of 58 years, Theola ''Missy"
Bennett, of Cherry Lake; five
sons, Louis Carter and wife,
Virginia (deceased) of Talla-
hassee; Jerry Bennett and wife
Virgie Ree, of Cherry Lake;
Stanley Bennett and wife, Vir-
ginia of Tallahassee; Danny
Bennett of Highland, Ca.; and
Ricky Bennett of Rialto, Ca.;
four daughters: Cheryl Bennett
of Cherry Lake; Gloria Ben-
nett of Rancho Cucamonga,
Ca.; Peggy Bennett of Garde-
na, Ca.; Carolyn Richardson
and husband Willie of Albany,
Ga.; two brothers: Shovine
"Buddy" Bennett of Cherry
Lake; and Genial Bennett of
Miami; one sister, Willie Thea
Donnel of Miami; as well as
18 grandchildren and 27 great-

David "Butch"
Nathaniel Langford, Jr.


David "Butch" Nathaniel
Langford, Jr., 32, died Satur-
day in Madison. Butch was a
native of Madison and had
been an employee of Georgia -
Florida Overhead Door Com-
Survivors include: parents,
Danny and Robyn Langford
and Cathy Cimiotta of Madi-
son; one son, Colby Nathaniel
Henderson of Suwannee Coun-
ty; one brother, John Franklin
Williamson of Tallahassee;
three sisters: Angel Langford
Majors of Tallahassee; Saman-
tha Lewis of Madison; and
Tiffany Langford of Cly-
attville, Ga.; and several aunts,
uncles, cousins, and other rela-
Funeral Services were held
at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, January
9, 2007, in the chapel of Harry
T. Reid Funeral Home, Jasper,
FL with burial in the Evergreen
Cemetery of Jasper. Visitation
with the family was from 5-
7:00 p.m. Monday at the funer-
al home.
'iarry T.' Reid Funeral
Home,.Jasper, was in charge of

January 13
Jellystone Park will be sponsoring a Gospel Sing starting at 7
p.m. featuring Crystal River from Knoxville, Tenn. This will be a
Benefit Concert for WGSG 89.5. There is a $5 donation at the
door. For more information call 973-8269.
January 13
The First Baptist Church, at 102 S. Meeting St., will be host-
ing a huge yard sale from 8 a.m. 3 p.m. Hamburgers, hotdogs,
and drinks will be sold.
January 20
FCAT 911 Writing Workshop Part One 4,8, and 10th graders
for more information: 464-2728, $10: registration fee
January 20
Jellystone Park will be sponsoring a Gospel Sing starting at 7
p.m. featuring Trinity Gospel Group from Pigeon Forge, Tenn.
Hometown lead singer Brian Norris will be there! Everyone is in-
vited. For more information call 973-8269.
January 24
The Lady of the Lake Quilt Guild invites you to the Colum-
bia County Public Library, to enjoy an exhibit of over 50 hand-
crafted quilts currently being shown at the library from January 24
until February 27. The library is located on 308 NW Columbia
Avenue, Lake City, FL; the quilts can be viewed during regular li-
brary hours. For more information on the show, call Delores Re-
iter, 386-752-4240, or For more information
about the library, call 386-758-2101.
January 27
The Friends of the Park will host a birding walk in the
Suwannee River State Park. Meet at 8 a.m. at the park office. En-
joy the migratory residents. The entrance fee is required. The cit-
izens group hosts a birding 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 Reasoning.will
be at the Early Learning Coalition Office in Greenville from 6:30
p.m. 9:30 p.m. For more information call 385-0551 ext 309.
February 17
Valentine's dance and karaoke. Door prizes! American Legion
Post 224/Cherry Lake 8 12 p.m.
February 20
Voluntary 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 385-0551 ext 309.
February 24
Jellystone Park will be sponsoring a Gospel Sing starting at 6
p.m. featuring The Freemans and The Greenes. This will be a
Benefit Concert for WGSG 89.5. There is a $5.00 donation at the
door. For more information, call 973-8269.
March 20
Home Away From Home: How Children Benefit from Quali-
ty Family Home Childcare at the Early Learning Coalition Office
in Greenville from 6:30 p.m. 9:30 p.m. For more information,
call 385-0551 ext 309.



January 11, 1957
Mrs. Jack Wade entertained the Presbyterian
Girl's Circle, of which she is a leader, Monday night,
in her home with seven members present. Mrs. Wade
taught a Bible lesson, using the parables of Jesus as
her subject, and presided over the organization of the
Circle for the year. Sandwiches, cookies, and cold
drinks were served.
A bomb scare cleared a Tallahassee theater Sat-
urday night of nearly 70 persons. The audience re-
turned, following failure to find any bomb.
An interesting sidelight of the grass fire near the
Cliff Ayer home last Thursday afternoon was that the
Forestry Department was trying to burn the grass,
while the City Fire Department was trying to put the
fire out.

A local citizen called. Monday to report a dog
shooting in her neighborhood. Naturally, she was up-
set over the family pooch's getting peppered with
BB's, plus the possibility of children getting hit as

January 13, 1967
Jim Conway, a graduate of North Florida Junior
College, has entered the University of Florida as a ju-

Madison High School was presented with a
brand-new $625 basketball scoreboard and clock.
Mr. Rodney Tyson, manager of Coca-Cola bottlers in
Live Oak, said the clock was a gift to MHS, paid for
by Coca-Cola.

Tommy Edwards has bought the Sowell Service
Station, located on the corner of Base and Shelby

Way Back When

The Madison Golf Association met Tuesday,
with 13 members and one visitor, Mrs. Norma Wat-
son. The luncheon committee included; Gloria Sher-
rod,.Hazel Musser, and Lanny Register.

January 14, 1977
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Koons had their daughter
and grandchildren, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Bennion, of
New Britain, Connecticut, for the New Year holidays.
The most beautiful garden, and garden-of-the-
month award for the month of January was awarded
to Mr. and Mrs. H.E. McArthur. Mr. and Mrs. Major
Brown received honors for rural garden of January. .

The Madison Junior Woman's club met Monday
night at the Woman's building with Mrs. Margaret
Coody, President, presiding. After the business
meeting, the members enjoyed refreshments.

January 15, 1987
A grease-throwing incident netted a woman
three years' probation last week when she pleaded
guilty to simple battery, rather than face a second tri-

Four people, including two NFJC students, were
injured in a two-car accident in Madison. None of
the injuries were serious. The accident occurred
when a student was attempting to make a left-turn on
Base Street, and his vehicle was struck by a pick-up.

Students from Wee Folks Preschool visited
Madison Nursing Home on Tuesday to entertain the
residents. After the performance, the children were
treated to Christmas cookies and punch.

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Friday, January 12, 2007

Madison volunteer firefighter Jason Givens rides c
Fire and Rescue fire engine. (Greene Publishing, Inc.
January 2, 2007)

on the back of the Madison Hamburg-Lovett volunteer firefighter Ricky Norris mans the hose during a re-
Photo by Emerald Kinsley, cent fire in Greenville. Pumper trucks can pump up to 1,350 gallons per minute.
(Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Kinsley, January 2,2007)

By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Madison Fire & Rescue,
the Division of Forestry, and
the county's nine volunteer
fire departments work to keep
property and people safe in
Madison County.
According to Archie

Strickland, the city's Fire In-
spector, the pumper truck that
the city uses pumps out ap-
proximately 1,250 gallons of
water per minute gmp. Strick-
land said that Madison Fire &
Rescue usually sends an en-
gine, which also pumps 1,250
gpm to a fire in the city. When
they respond to a fire in the
county, MFR also sends a
tanker truck, along with a
"We send the tanker be-
cause we don't have fire hy-
drants in the county," Strick-
land said.
When the fire destroyed a
block in downtown Madison
during Down 'Home Dajs
1996, there was over one'mil-h-
lion gallons of gas used by
Madison Fire & Rescue, as
well as local volunteer fire de-
partments and units from oth-
er cities in Florida and Geor-
gia who showed up to lend
their support.
The primary purpose of
fire engines is for direct fire
suppression. They may carry
many tools including ladders,

poles, axes, fire extinguishers,
and ventilating equipment.
Today, an engine can be a
real multi-purpose vehicle
carrying professionals and
equipment for fire fighting,
rescue tasks, first response
missions etc. There is not nec-
essarily a clear border be-
tween an engine and a fire
truck or a rescue unit. The-
New York City Fire Depart-
ment (FDNY) was the first to
introduce the "'squad" concept
for an engine and developed
the rescue pumper. A typical
FDNY squad has a 500 U. S.
gallon (1900 L) water tank
and snecialized resune ennin-

ment, but carries a reduced
amount of hose compared to a
standard engine. Since its in-
troduction in New York, sev-
eral other U. S. cities have
adopted the concept.
All fire departments use
stations to store equipment
and fire trucks 'and also hold
meetings. Some stations, like
the Lee Volunteer Fire Depart-
ment's building, act as emer-
gency shelters in case of a
hurricane or a severe storm.
According to Wikipedia:
A fire station is a building
or other area set aside for stor-
age of firefighting apparatus
(ie. fire engines and related

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vehicles), personal protective
equipment, firehose, fire ex-
tinguishers;, and other fire-
fighting equipment. It may
also have dormitory living fa-
cilities and work areas such as
meeting rooms, workshop, or
laundry. Living areas are
sometimes arranged above the
garage bays and firefighters
may have special means to al-
low entry to the ground floor
quickly when a call for help is
received such as sliding down
a brass pole (called a fire
pole). This arrangement also
allows for a 'raised area to
hang hoses to dry to prevent
damage. In a one-floor station,
a tower like structure is some-
time' used specially for hose
An occupied station will
usually have a station alarm
system for receiving and an-
nunciating an alarm, and indi-
cations of where and what
caused the alarm. However,
sometimes the only "alarm" is
a telephone that is rung in case
of emergency. In a volunteer
fire department, where volun-
teers do not staff the station,
the firefighters may be sum-
moned to the fire station by
siren, radio or pagers, making
-a station alarm system super-
In a more structured op-
eration, full-time or on-call
firefighters attend the station
some or all of the time. There
may be office space for the
officers, a library of reference
and other materials, and a
"trophy wall" or case where
the firefighters display mem-
The approaches to a fire
station are often posted with
warning signs, and there may
be a traffic signal to stop or

warn traffic when apparatus
are leaving or returning to the
In larger cities fire sta-
tions are often named for the
primary fire companies and
apparatus housed there, such
as "Ladder 49," or the district
which they serve. Rural fire
stations are usually named
for the county, town or vil-
lage, but may also be named
for the independent fire dis-
trict serving a collective geo-
graphic area.
In many western coun-
tries, fire brigades were orig-
inally created by insurance
companies to .aferguard the
'roperty ob'thtir' policyhold-
ers. Those who bought poli-
cies were given a plaque that
would be mounted in a
prominent position on the
structure to denote its pro-
tected status. These plaques
can still be seen on some his-
toric buildings, particularly
in the United Kingdom. Fire-
men summoned to burning
buildings were expected to
look for these plaques before
fighting the fire. If the fire
was in a building covered by
a rival insurer, some brigades
would deliberately obstruct
that company's fire brigade
in an attempt to give rise to
greater property damage (and
subsequent expense to the in-

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Fran Black
Dale & Margaret Boatwright
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Herbert & Linda DeMott
Loalee Dobson
Wyche, Tillman & Lane Families
Helen & Bud Gleasman
Judy & Gorga Allen
Judy Gorga Allen
Linda Hamedoni
Elizabeth Hamilton
Jackson Hatfield
Wayne & Nola Heath
Russell & Betty Hill
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J.D. & April James
Jane H. Kempton
Dorothy P. Lewis
Dorothy P. Lewis
Liane, Merlin & Cleo Maconillan
Jack & Eleanor McCurcheon
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Susan Merritt & Family
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Amanda Morris
John Morris
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Ely Park
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Progress Energy
Donna & Stan Rathbun
Valerie Redfean
Linda & Duncan Rose
Jackie & Sammy Rutherford
Mr. & Mrs. George Shannon
Barbara Sheets
Glenda & Lewis Shelfer
Maggie Shofner
Cheryl Steen
Edward Strickland
Joe & Ola Walker
Costella Ward
Susan Waters
Brandi West
John & Belinda Wheeler
Paul Agner
Paul Agner
Paul Agner
Elizabeth Almand
Alexander M. Balogh
Alexander M. Balogh
Laura Barstow

Helen Reinard
Charles Aaron
Paul R. Adams
Elsie & Oliver Lipsey
Oliver Andrews
Emma & Fritz .
Mary Jane Lovett
W.T. "Bill" Berry
Randy Stephens
Chet Black
Ellis Boatwright
Maggie Boatwright
Wesley Boatwright
Estelle Boatwright
Walter Boatwright
Mary Ruth "Poppy" Revell
Joyce Bradberry
Joyce Bradberry
Mary.L. Johnson
Forrest Brown
Forrest Brown
Wally Bentley
Richard & Hetty Gilbert
Dickie Gilbert
Gerald Cathey
"Buddy" Charron
Thelma Council
J.C. Council
Daphne Culbreath
Hugh Culbreath
H.L. Culbreath, JR
Betty S. Crowder'
Susan Sparks
, BRurgess Rand ,,,-,o ,
,Geraldine Hawkins-,.
Hilda Sculley
Dr. Dave Jordan
Dr. Jackie Davis
George M. Dobson
Sevilla B. Tillman
Eva Eck
Betty J. Pryor
Jim Perrigo
Elizabeth King
Chester Hamilton
Lela Cook
Jimmy Cobb ,
Ruth Blanton
Eloise Gaulden
Aileen McFate
Captain Tom Kempton
Paul Lewis
Mark E. Lewis
Susan Wager
James & Evelyn Canning
Peg & Bill Murphy
Dodie Kirkland
Myrtice Warn
Grace Morris
Mike Morris
Mack Morris
Beth Poston
Louella Natale
Lawrence Stephens
John & Bernice Rathbun
Faye Redfean
Mary Jane Rose
Tommy Andrews
Peggy Cheshire
Allen Sheats
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C.E. Strickland
Jessie M. Hightower
Myrtice Ward
Richard L. Waters
Virginia Jones
Annie Ruth Maynard
Joyce V. Agner
Arthur Duran
Ricky E. Myers
Felton Almand
Helen B. Balogh
Helen B. Balogh
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Derenda G. Bishop
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Mark & Willa Branham
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Sehena Gallon
Gail & Bill Kuester
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Madison Co. Community Bank
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Gloria McLoud
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Claudia G. Berkley
Phyllis Bishop
Ned Brafford
Ned Brafford
Ned Brafford
Ned Brafford
Ned Brafford
Betty Bryan
Betty Bryan
Jerry Burghout
Paul Calafiore
Lee Cannon
Diana L. Chaffin

Diane Bass
Shellie R. Gillis
Darrow Hutto
Ernest H. "Dick" Branham
M.C. Burnett
George E. Cason
Whit Cave
Larrie Cherry
Madison Crawford "MC" Leslie
Alphie "AM" & Merlin Leslie
F.C. Cone
Reuben & Eddie Hamrick
Stanley Bland
Darrow Hutto
Buddy Moncrief
Pauline Owens
Marion Arnold
Buck & Bett Driggers
Rev. Richard Quackenbush
Dr. J. Aubrey Davis
Minerva Lillian James
Mary Spaulding
Quinton Dryden
Nell Braswell
Lorenzo Evans
Dan Gallon, Sr.
Ernest H. "Dick" Branham,
Martha Langford
Leila Watkins
George Letchworth
Stanley Bland
Linda D. Maultsby
Offina Mayes
Spencer McGee
P.E. Isaiah Twiggs
Ella D. Twiggs
Yonnie Booth
Belinda Tirapelli
McNierney Helen B. Balogh
Neil Hood
Buddy Moncrief
Mabel Brinkley
Gary P. Hansen, M.D.
Gerald Paul Townsend
Richard Cowing
Daniel. Gary Pinkard
Mack Primm
George & Frances Ragans
David F. Wood
Jason D. Wood
Kirby Reichmann
Clarence Sapp
Frank R. Slappey
Eula Ledbetter
A.G. Pierce
Minnie Pierce
J.C. & Gladys Cartmill
Hubert & Betty. Sherrod
Church Loved Ones
J.C. & Mamie Pickles
Johnny & Eva Strickland
Willie Clare Copeland
Clifford Short
Erming Vickers
Hilma Baker
Evelyn E. Williams
James L. Williams, II
Otis Williams
Mr. & Mrs. Tom Beggs, Jr.
Clydie Jones
Pauline Crowder
Jeanette Westberry
Hortense "Tobby" Reichman
Jean M. Linvingston

Hazel Clark
Bessie Mae Brafford
Dr. Ed Bennett
Bob Brafford
Perry Lockhart, Jr
John Bryan, Jr.
John Bryan, Sr.
Tillie Burghout
Connie Calafiore
Joe Cannon
Helen A. Strubell-Bowman

Diana L. Chaffin & family January Dawn Chaffin
Diana L. Chaffin & family Joshua James Strubell
Leslie Cicone Joe Hardee
Deborah Clark & Clyde Merritt Jane Merritt
Norma Collins Jerry Collins
Tommy-Lee & Sunny Cone John Leonard Cone
Tommy-Lee & Sunny Cone John Leonard Cone
Sylvia Conners Charles Conners
Sarah Crews W. Malcolm Crews
Lisa Crews Shirley Odbm
Sarah C. Crews W. Malcolm Crews
David Crews & Lydsey Odom Shirley Odom
Larry & Mary, Frances Crow Lilie Belle Mathis
Kenneth & Holly Cruce Ruth Hunter
Kenneth & Holly Cruce Wayne Hunter
Kent & Ginny Cruce-& Ola Belle Hunter Ruth Hunter
Kent & Ginny Cruce & Ola Belle Hunter Wayne Hunter
Josephine M. Delph Thomas R. Delph
Virdil Lee Dobson Jessie Dobson
Barbara Duckworth Frank J. Morelly
Sue Everett Sue Roberts
Sue Everett Dallas Goff
Sue Everett Ann Moore
Sue Everett Don Everett
Sue Everett Nick Burchell
Lee R. & Beita Floyd Roberta DeVane
Alberta & Family Green Charles Green
Alberta & Family Green Joe Edwards
Alberta & Family Green
Bessie & Becky Green Jim Green
Bessie Green Crouch & Becky Black Royce Crouch
Lola W. Gunter McHugh Gunter
Gene & Patti Hackett Joseph & Jeanne Sardir
Winford & Caroline Harris Lorraine Ladner
EulaHendrix a M he%% Chambers
Eula Hendrix Nanc% Hendrix
Larry & Barbara Hunter Charles Green
Larry & Barbara Hunter Ira Cannon
Larry & Barbara Hunter Joe Edwards
Quincy Kelley & Family Martin Kelley
Quincy Kelley & Family Mason Kelley
Chuck & Polly Kincaid Mickey Thompson
Jan Lee Frankie Carroll
Ralph E. London
Charles Maultsby Linda Mailtsby
Darlene McGlocklin Tom McGlockin
Erma McKenzie Olif Poppell
Erma McKenzie B.J. & Emily Dorman
Robert Meissner Stella Meissner '
Robert Meissner Mother
Martha Rae Mills & Family Owne Otto Mills
Celeste Nagy Yeshua Hamashia
George & Cindy Oberschlake George, Jr. Oberschlako
George & Cindy Oberschlake Betty Pearson
Bill & Betty O'Steen Grover Graham
Bill & Betty O'Steen Helen Methvin
Bill & Betty O'Steen Edna Cruce
Betty O'Steen & Sandra Morris Linda Couey Thurman
Herminia Pierce Charles Pierce
Sue Polhemus Flo Driggers
Sue Polhemutis Bud Polhemus
Mary Ann Prevatt Ernest Dresser
Gloria Proudman William Gordon Proudr
Yvonne Read Preston Sheffield
Elva Read Preston Sheffield
Kathryn M. Rizzo Allen D. Malone
Alan & Mary Roberts Martha Young
Alan & Mary Roberts Joe & Sue Roberts
Louise Robinson Samuel Jackson
Voncille Rosenberger Ruth Clark
Hazel Sheffield Preston Sheffield
James Sims & Family Carolyn Sims
Vickie Smith Shirley Odom
Bernadine Goff Stanaiand Christine Goff
Bernadine Goff Stanaland Dallas Goff
Richard & Dawn Taylor Jennifer Katelynn Tayl
Cyndi Webb Preston Sheffield
Earlene & Olison Wheeler Ernest Patrick
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Friday, January 12, 2007

CDadison C1ks

The Madison Elks Lodge
will be having their Woman-
less Beauty Pageant to select
the second "Miss Antlers," a
spaghetti supper, a drawing
for the "Redneck Tub Raf-

fle," and the exciting finish
to the race to see who gets to
kiss "Elko," the pig. All this
adds up to a terrific night of
fun for everyone on Saturday
night, January 20.

Contestants for the beau-
ty pageant are Glen Bishop,
Michael Robinson, Michael
Browning, Gareth Smith Ed
James, Danny Plain, Jack
Sealey, Dwight Barber, Jason


Coalition Members of Jefferson, Madison, And Taylor Counties

By Donna Hagan,
Contract Manager
Healthy Start Coalition of Jef-
ferson, Madison & Taylor
Counties, Inc.
The old year, 2006, is
mostly behind us, except for
filing taxes and a few other
loose ends, and 2007 lies
ahead. The New Year offers all
of us new opportunities to im-
prove ourselves and ,our com-
munities. I am sure many of us
will be watching our diets and
attempting to exercise. Some
of us will be concentrating on
accomplishing new goals relat-
ed to our families, our finances,
or friends. Now is also the
time for us to take stock in
what is going on in our com-

munities and include our com-
munities in our resolutions for
the New Year.
We are truly blessed to live
in such wonderful places and
sometimes we don't realize the
difficulties experienced by the
children and families, we call
our neighbors. We don't real-
ize that many of our neighbors
experience hunger, live in sig-
nificantly sub-standard hous-
ing, don't have access to med-
ical care, and struggle daily to
meet routine needs. During
January and February the
Healthy Start Coalition will be
sponsoring community presen-
tations in each county to re-,
view the "Status of Children
and Their Families." These

presentations will look at is-
sues impacting our families
and hopefully generate discus-
sion and action on the issues of
need in our communities.
These meetings are scheduled
as follows:

Madison County Janu-
ary 31st, 9:30 a.m. Madison
County Public Library

Taylor County January
29th, 9:30 a.m. Commission
Meeting Room, Courthouse

Jefferson County Febru-
ary 27th, 9:30 a.m. Jeffer-
son County Public Library


Barber, John Risoli, and
Randy Howe. No one wants
to miss seeing these male
contestants strutting their
stuff dressed in their finest
feminine attire. Bring many
tissues because you will
laugh until you cry, so come
During the hours of fun,
be sure to get in on the action
and vote for your favorite to
"Kiss the Pig" for charity.
The one raising the most
money has to do the honors.
It's impossible to name
all the items in the galva-


nized tub, but if one is a
North Florida Country Boy
or Girl, love it. Ticket dona-
tions are $1 each, or 6 for $5.
Prior to the pageant, a
spaghetti dinner, including
salad and garlic bread will
be served at 6:30 p.m. Ad-
mission for the dinner and
beauty pageant is $10 per
person. To attend just the
pageant, admission will be
$5 at the door. In addition
to the above, anyone who is
interested in being a partic-
ipant in the "Miss Antlers"
contest, please contact

Sheri Littleton

at 973-

Anyone can get ad-
vance tickets from any Elk
member, or by calling 929-
6903, 929-4504, or 973-
6016. All proceeds will go
to the Elk charities that
will be listed that night.
Bring some friends so
they can enjoy the fun too.
A night out in Madison is
always special, so the Elk's
see all of you out at the
Madison Elks Lodge on the
Valdosta Highway, Satur-
day night, January 20.

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arling. He was born on De- .
6, at the Women's Center
it 2;19 p.m. He weighed 7
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hild of Bryan and Michelle .
e Oak; the grandchild of
of Lee; Juanita Harper of
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Madison Church Of God

THolding Their Third

Annual Missions Conference

It is important to keep both your teeth and gums healthy.
Here are some easy-to-follow guidelines:

Brush your teeth at k'leastwice a d&y, preferably 'for at leasi five minules If possible. bnrash
after every meal If )ou can't brush. at least rinse your mouth with mouthwash Remember, the
more you do, the better results you'll gel and in tumn. the healthier your teeth illl be
Clean between your leeth regularly ith dental flos. This is a very important panrt ol good oral
hygiene that is often neglected. Some denitiss say I is as important as brushing your teeth.

Eat healthy foods.
Don't eat too man% sweets or drinnk too many sodas. They cause cavtnes. Try fruits and vegetables.
When you do eat sweets, try to brush your teeth soon afterward to help remote the plaque caused
bN food particles that remain in your mouth and between )our teeth.
Visit your dentist regularly.
Your teeth should be checked and cleaned eterv si months bh a trained. lc sensed professional
Even though brushing, flossing and eaung right can help. you need to visit the dentil if yiu wani
to have clean teeth.i

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The Madison Church of
God will continue its third an-
nual Missions Conference Fri-
day, January 12 Sunday, Jan-
uary 14. The church is located
on the Valdosta Highway in
Madison, Florida.
Noted speak- ...
ers are be Rev- :
erend Lovell
Gary., Rev. Gary I
served as director
of World Missions
at the Internation-
al offices and is
now serving as a
Other speak-
ers will be Rev.
Christopher and
Sarah Moree and
Rev Walter and Carla Davis,
Rev. Davis is serving as a mis-
sionary to Brazil.
Other special speakers
will be Rev. Ray and Florence
Barker, who serve as mission-
aries to the Southwest Indian
The Saturday night speak-
er will be Rev. David Pleas-
ant, who is the director of the

Heart of Florida Youth Ranch.
I Ea night there wi be
special singing, with guests
from the Live Oak Church of
God, and the youth drama
team from the Madison
Church of God, and other lo-
cal talents. Please
... come and join
"vl Madison Church
of God for this
special time and
learn how God is
reaching the har-

Nightly ser-
vices start at 7
p.m. and Sunday
morning service
Sat 11 a.m., and
. Sunday night ser-
vice at 6 p.m. For
further information, please
contact the local missions rep-
resentative, Janet Thigpen at
973-3846, or call the church at
Pastor Doyle Glass and
the congregation of the Madi-
son Church of God invite
everyone to attend. Refresh-
ments will be served after
each night's service.

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Coming to the Leon
County Civic Center with over
70 years of experience, the
Clyde Beatty Circus is back
and better than ever! There is
something for everyone, ages
2 to 102.
Beatty's circus, as you see
it today, has endeavored to
preserve the original flavor
and flair, in its purest form.
Brilliantly emblazoned in a
plethora of vivid circus hues,
our performance is filled with
thrills and excitement... a con-
tinuance of a thoroughly orig-
inal American entertainment
Thrill to the Wallenda's
Hanging Perch. Stare in awe
at Rocky the Boxing Kanga-
roo and the Rosair's Bears.

Are elephants and tigers more
for you, then come and see the
Carden Elephants and observe
Tammy tame the ferocious
Johnson Tigers. Fly high with
the Precidios and the Martinez
Family. Hold on to the edge
of your seat while the Double
Wheel spins. high in the air.
View the balancing skills of
the Ojeda's Family on the
High Wire. We even have
clowns to tickle your funny
Be sure to see the Clyde
Beatty Circus, an "American
Tradition," during their visit to
the Leon County Civic Center,
January 21, 2007 with two
shows, 1:30 p.m. and 4:30
p.m. Free children's tickets
are available at local mer-

chants. Visit our web-site for
more information and special
on-line family savings.

Live! At Dowling Park Artist Series

Performers To Weave

4A0 Americao Tapestry

By Sally Q. Smith,
Office for Residential Services,
Advent Christian Village
The 19th annual Live! At
Dowling Park Artist Series at
Advent Christian Village
(ACV) is pleased to announce
its premiere concert of 2007 -
An American Tapestry, featur-
ing Donna Wissinger, flutist,
and Joy Myers, piano accom-
panist to be held on Friday,
January 19, at 7 p.m. in The
Village Church. This concert
include a repertoire of well-
loved tunes from various eras
and genres' of American music.
The duo will also perform in
the Magnolia Dining Room at
Good Samaritan Center on
Thursday, January 18, at. 3

Donna Wissinger

Wissinger and Myers per-
formed together at ACV's first
bi-annual Coffee Concert last
spring. During that perfor-
mance of mostly baroque
repertoire, Myer's accompa-
nied Wissinger on harpsichord
as well as piano.
Wissinger has performed
at ACV several times in the
years past via the Live! At
Dowling Park Artist Series.
She has been heralded by the
New York Times as a "flutist
of rare gifts." Wissinger made
her debut at Carnegie Recital
Hall in 1984. In both 1986 and

1988, she was awarded the
Distinguished Artist Award via
Artists International. Wissin-
ger was also awarded a schol-
arship to the prestigious
Mozarteum in Salzburg where
she was instructed by the
renowned flutists, Julius Baker
and Jean-Pierre Rampal. She
has performed throughout the
United States and also in Eu-
rope and the Soviet Union. For
more info on Ms. Wissinger,
visit her web site at www.don-
Myers graduated summa
cum laude with honors from
Jacksonville University with a
dual major in music education
and music performance. She
has been a teacher-coach,
recitalist, and accompanist for
over 35 years and is currently
Coordinator of Performing
Arts at St. Johns Country Day
School in Orange Park. Her ul-
timate goal is to teach her stu-
dents "to be a better person of
the heart, to understand the
feelings of our ancestors and

our fellow man, and to enjoy
life better now and to help
make life better for all to come
after us." Myers is the Co-
Founder/President of Concert
on the Green, Inc., an 18-year
old not-for-profit organization
that brings the Jacksonville
Symphony Orchestra to Clay
County at affordable prices.
She has been pianist with the
Jacksonville Symphony Or-
chestra, Jacksonville Lyric
Opera Theater, Starlight Sym-
phonette, Amadeus Trio of
Jacksonville, and the Palm
Court Society Orchestra.
Ticket prices for this per-
formance are as follows: ACV
Members: $10, Adults (i.e.,
non-ACV Members): $15, Stu-
dents (ages 13-18): $4, and
Children (ages 5-12): $3. Ad-
mission for children ages 4 and
under is free. Tickets are avail-
able at the ACV Cashier's Of-
fice, as well as in Live Oak at
The Music Center and the
Suwannee County Chamber of
Commerce. Tickets may also

be purchased at the door on the
evening of the concert.
Live! At Dowling Park is
pleased to welcome guests par-
ticipating in the Reciprocity
Program: North Florida Com-
munity College (NFCC) and
Community Concerts of Lake
City, Inc. All events, with the
exceptions of events with cui-
sine samplers and the Dinner
Theatre/Show, are covered by
ACV tickets. NFCC requests
that all reciprocating parties
please call in advance to re-
.serve their seats.. ... .

For additional information
about this performance, please
call Dick Grillo at (386) 658-
5291, or e-mail dgrillo@acvil- Additional info about
this program and other Live!
At Dowling Park events can be
found online at www.acvil-
lage. net/artistseries. html.
Live! At Dowling Park is
sponsored in part by the State
of Florida, Department of
State, Division of Cultural Af-
fairs, the Florida Arts Council,
and the National Endowment
for the Arts.

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When the Spanish first landed in the new world they were
in search of new resources and wealth. There was also an effort
to bring Christianity to the native people. Most Americans
identify the early Spanish missions in the United States with
California or the Southwest. Spanish missions are not usually
associated with Florida or the southeastern United States, but
Spanish La Florida extended from Key West, north to New-
foundland and west to Texas. I
When the Spanish discovered the New World in 1492, they
brought their Catholic faith with them. Within years of discov-
ery, the church sent missionaries to the Caribbean islands, Cen-
tral, and South America. It wasn't until 1526 that the first
known mission was attempted in Spanish Florida.
In 1971, Florida State sent a team of archeologists to Madi-
son County to excavate the site of the San Pedro de Potohiriba
mission. The site is located off Sundown Creek Road at the
north end of Lake Sampala. This excavation was the first pro-
fessional archaeological excavation project ever conducted in
the Madison area. Madison County Carrier owners Tommy and
Mary Ellen Greene provided some of the necessary information
needed to actually find the site and covered the exciting dig ex-
Greene said in his article written June 15, 1972, in the
Madison County Carrier, that for years he'd heard rumors of a
mission located on the bluffs above Sampala Lake. The arche-
ologist in charge, State Archeologist Calvin Jones, determined
that the site was not on the bluffs but actually west of the lake.
Calvin Jones was the Florida state archeologist for 30 years
and made some remarkable discoveries beneath Florida soil.
He was said to have a mystical ability to find sites others
missed. Jones discovered the Lake Jackson Indian mounds in
Tallahassee where Indian royalty was laid to rest from 900 to
1500 A.D. His most famous discovery was the site of de Soto's
1539-40 winter encampment, also in Tallahassee. He is said to
have discovered nine of the reputed 40 17th century Spanish
missions. San Pedro was one of them.
The project was part of the nation's Bicentennial Celebra-
tion. It was scheduled for completion in July of 1976. There
were four phases. Phase One included the discovery and testing
of four of the 17th century Spanish Indian mission locations in
North Florida. Phase Two included purchasing the best-pre-
served sites. Phase Three included excavation of the chosen
sites and Phase Four was reconstruction of the chosen sites
along with an interpretation of the site as a state historic park.
Field investigations began in October of 1971. The San Pe-
dro de Potohiriba site in Madison was one of the four sites se-
lected by Jones. Only 22 days were spent in the field on the
Madison site. According to Jones, the author of the Florida Bu-
reau of Archaeological Research report, time and money was -
n't provided for a systematic close interval testing. All the time

and money they had was spent on determining the quality of
the structural preservation. "In spite of project constraints,-
much was accomplished," Jones stated in his report.
In the 17th century, Madison was part of Yustaga province.
Hernando de Soto led the first expedition known to have en-
tered the Madisoni area. It was from de Soto narratives that
Jones was able. to get his first description of the area. In 1608,
Fray Martin Prieto visited a Timucua Indian village called Co-
tocochuni and asked to build a mission. No mission was al-
lowed until 1623.
Mission San Pedro de Potohiriba was established some-
time between 1623 and 1627. It was first listed on a document
in 1628. In 1630, San Pedro was in need of horses and was at-
tended by Father Antonio Ore. Little is known about the mis-
sion for the next 25 years.
What is known is that San Pedro was among at least four
major missions established in Yustaga province during the 17th
century as Franciscan priests tried to spread Christianity west
from present day Gainesville. Epidemics of smallpox and
measles killed off many of the Timucua Indians. The demise of
Potohiriba occurred in late 1703, when the English raided the
area and laid waste to the Indians and the missions. Jones said,
the notorious Englishman James Moore from South Carolina,
along with a band of Creek Indians destroyed the mission and
the Spanish were never able to gather enough missionaries and
supplies to rebuild.
Locating the actual mission in Madison County presented
Jones and his crew with a daunting task. Distances reported on
old lists did not accurately represent real distances. They didn't
take the winding trails into consideration. Plus, missions some-
times moved along with the Indian villages they served. In
1939, Mark Boyd tried to locate the Potohiriba site but failed
because he did not equate the present Lake Sampala with the
one referenced by John Lee Williams to be close to Fort San
Pedro in 1837. In March 1972, Jones identified the location 6f
San Pedro de Potohiriba mission using data provided by Boyd,
who missed it, and with the help of Greene Publishing, Inc.
owner Tommy Greene.
According to Greene, Jones was walking through some
grass and saw a mound made by a mole or, as locals call it, a
salamander mound. Inside the mound, Greene said were pieces
of charcoal Jones was able to determine were pretty old. He
then spotted some fragments of pottery and crumbled red clay.
That's how the exact location of the mission and surrounding
villages was identified.
The site was located about one mile west of the north end
of Lake Sampala. It is composed of a mission complex along
with at least four identified associated Indian villages. Formal
test excavations began in May 1972. The crew camped in tents
due to the lack of hotel accommodations at the time. Jones said
mosquitoes were a problem and once one of his anthropology
students, Phil Spitzer's, tent caught on fie. Other than those

two incidents, the excavation went great, according to Jones.
Excavation efforts were aimed at identifying the site as a
mission. Three areas were tentatively identified as the convent,
the church and the cemetery. Not much of the site was exca-
vated due to limited time. After identification and mapping, all
features and burials were left in place.
In the convent area, 20 identified structural features were
recorded. They found three charred wooden posts with red
clay filled postholes. They also found six more holes and
structural daub used for building. Iron spikes were the only ar-
tifacts other than wood found in the convent area. Jones re-
ported that Area A clearly revealed the remains of a burned
Spanish building composed of post and beam construction fas-
tened with hand-wrought iron nails, iron spikes and lashings.
Area B contained the Christian cemetery and the probable
church structure. A shovel test revealed human bone frag-
ments. Portions of an estimated 58 people were eventually
identified. Except for single burials, few graves were com-
pletely unearthed. Their location, orientation and types clearly
indicate mission personnel. Jones said older burials were dis-
turbed with bones tossed aside, a common 17th century Span-
ish burial practice when being buried in consecrated ground
was considered more important than burial integrity:
Jones said they found mostly arm and leg bones and the
occasional cranium. Differentiation of graves and individuals
was difficult, according to Jones, due to poor bone preserva-
tion and an accurate account of.individuals was almost impos-
Thirteen of the 58 estimated burials were placed in sepa-
rate graves and were not intruded upon by later burials. One
grave even showed evidence of clasped hands drawn over the
chest. Five child-size burial pits were found along with a small
brass cross. No other artifacts were found in any of the graves.
Due to lack of time and funds, the archeologists were unable
to determine the exact size of the church and cemetery. Jones
said he believes all the identified remains to be Christian Indi-
ans. No evidence of any shrouds or wooden caskets was found.
A total of 347 artifacts were recovered during the excava-
tion of the mission proper. Another 225 artifacts were found in
the surrounding mission community. Indian artifacts account-
ed for 123, Spanish for 142 and 20th century artifacts ac-
counted for 82. They found some Indian ceramics, sherds of
decorated vessels, and plain dishes from the era.
On June 15, 1972, the Madison County Carrier published
an eight-page special section dedicated to Calvin Jones and his
discovery in Madison County. The mission site was 350 years
old at that time, 35 years ago. The site was discovered in a 60-
acre pine stock orchard then owned by Gilman Paper Compa-
ny. The actual site encompassed three acres.
A large area of southern'Madison County bears the name
of the mission, San Pedro, keeping its memory alive through
all these centuries.


Friday, January 12, 2007

The Madison Enterprise-Recorder l11A

By Nell Dobbs
Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, Let us be glad and rejoice.
Let us be careful always to give thanks for blessing. Let us love
God first and love our neighbors as ourselves. Love covers a mul-
titude of sins. Let us give thanks for our church and everyone in it.
Let us so live when we are called to leave the Earth, we'll live in
the place Jesus prepared for us. Let us give thanks always for our
preachers, all those of the past and our present one.
Preacher began his words with humor as he compared Preach-
er Clyde (Stacey and he were in church) to himself.
Chancel Choir sang Down to the River to Pray," which we all
enjoyed. The message was "Possess the Land," and the idea was
that they had stayed long enough where they were forty years
wondering in the wilderness some blessings, though. Their

openings At Madison First Ba
clothes didn't wear out, nor their shoes. Many went forward to say
we would pray for them.
A very great reception for the Larrabees, and we continue
praying for them.
Tuesday, the Senior Adult Choir sang at Lake Park.
Wednesday held all the usual activities.
Saturday, January 13, (tomorrow) there will be a church-wide
yard sale from 8 3 p.m.
There are still many ill among us. Brett Copeland with tests
yesterday; Toy Stewart, home from .the hospital and mending;
Steve Bass' dad; Travis Page; Jimmy Colvin; Melanie Weiland; our
nephew; Gary Robert; Clyde Sutton of Orange Park with surgery of
his jaw; on Wednesday, and his wife next week with surgery. These
four at Shands now: Margaret Morris; Mary Bush; her son, Tommy

Nutt, and Billy Washington's mother. Willa Branham's dad in
South Georgia, John Rosenbaum (Jennifer Stanley's granddad),
and all the others.
There are many sad among us. The family of Irene Sheppard
- a special helper for me in the Library I am sad I didn't even
know about her death. Dr. Bibb's family, the Langford family,
Reatha Nell Solomon's family in the death of her brother (she was
also a special friend at school), the family of Mr. George C. Burnett
(father of Suzanne Peavy, grandfather of Jennifer Copeland, great-
grandfather of Parker Luke, and father of special students Troy and
Jenny Hendry), an all the other sad ones.
And may God "send and Angel before thee to keep thee in the
way, and bring the into the place which I have prepared." Exodus
23:20 (also part of Preacher Heard's message). Amen!

For God so loved the world, that He gave his only begotten Son. that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16 (KJV)

By Vickie Howerton
As we bid farewell to 2006, we continue to bask in the af-
terglow of the most wonderful Christmas season imaginable. In
the midst of both laughter and tears, there was a true joy and a
magnificent beauty that no one in our church family will soon
'forget. With warm reflections still foremost in our hearts and
minds, we do thank our children for the incredible Christmas
pageant and slaw- dog dinner replete with the slaw recipe from
"Dairy Bar days" in Madison. Thank you, Mrs. Wanda Waring
and the huge committee of parents and helpers! We do love to
travel down memory lane with those awesome treats still being
-made available to us.
Over $12,000 was raised for our United Methodist Chil-
dren's Home during our Children's supper and pageant. The
money that was raised from contributions that evening has al-
ready gone to our United Methodist Children's Home. This is
one of the most important ministries in our church. The desire for
this marvelous and loving children's Home ministry to be estab-
lished in Florida originated right in our own local church. We are
blessed to be closely connected to and' sharing God's love with
those whose needs are the greatest.
Our congregation sends a tremendous "Thank You" to Jack-
ie Johnson, Elizabeth Waring, Pastor Bob, Traci, and all to all
who made our Christmas Silver Tea the most beautiful and the
most festive Christmas gathering! With their warm welcoming
spirit, the love of our host family was truly ablaze for each one
who dropped by to share the joy of the season while celebrating
God's love and goodness in the newly and beautifully refur-
bished parsonage.
Orientation for the thirty-four week Disciple Bible Study
course will be held on Monday, January 22nd in the Fellowship
Hall. It will be from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. This intense study will

begin on this evening, but times and schedules for the remaining
classes will be decided during this meeting. If you have signed
up for this wonderful study, please plan to attend this important
meeting. Our Senior Pastor, Bob Laidlaw, and his wife, Traci,
will lead this group this very exciting adventure in faith.
There will be a training session for the people who have gra-
ciously signed up to become communion servers for nursing
home members and shut-ins once each month. This training will
be held on January 21st, from 2:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. If you
have not signed up but would like to participate in this vital min-
istry of our church, please attend this meeting. Through this spe-
cial ministry outreach, God's healing love will be extended to
those who cannot come to the sanctuary but who want to experi-
ence communion and fellowship on a regular basis. They too
wish to experience the healing, strength, and encouragement that
communion brings. This is a meaningful way to be God's hands
and heart extended to those needing to receive this loving, car-
ing, and meaningful ministry. If the thought of being part of mak-
ing this new outreach ministry delights and warms your heart,
please see Pastor Bob and plan to attend the initial gathering.
The 55 Plus Club met on January 10th at the United
Methodist Cooperative Ministries Center at the comer of Dill
Street and the Colin Kelly Highway. Pinetta United Methodist
Church will host this monthly gathering. Melissa Taylor from
Covenant Hospice of Madison will be in 'charge of the interest-
ing and informative program. This fun and festive luncheon
meeting is open to anyone fifty-five and older. It is open to all
Our own Debbie Christ will again be going to the Ukraine
this summer. If you would like to donate money to help to send
Debbie to minister to many precious orphans in this country,
please mark your donation, and place it in the offering. Many

who cannot go on the mission trip will want to help to send Deb-
bie by making a contribution to this great means of advancing
the kingdom of Christ and taking the gospel of love to the' chil-
dren of other nations. She and her entire team will truly be the
tangible touch of Christ to young children who desperately need
to encounter the love of Jesus thereby creating an amazing dif-
ference in their young lives.
Ladies, please mark your calendars! There will be a Ladies
Retreat at "Chancey Barn" (a beautiful treasure.) Jenny An-
drews will be the speaker for this very special event. Jenny is
one of the truly outstanding Bible teachers- as well as a mighty
prayer warrior, and an amazing example of God's grace. She
will cause you to want to know more of God's word as we all
strive to become not just cultural Christians, but warriors in the
faith.... born into the kingdom for such a time as this. Please
plan to attend.
Our entire congregation at First United Methodist Church in
Madison, Florida, wishes everyone a very Happy New Year!
Please consider beginning your new year by visiting with us for
any of our worship celebration services during the week- or on
Sunday mornings at 8:30 a.m. or at 11 a.m. Our Morning wor-
ship services are held each week in our sanctuary. You will ex-
perience the presence of the Holy Spirit in each gathering.
Come and join us, and bring a friend.. Our precious Pastoral
family -Bob and Traci- are waiting to greet you with a warm hug
either before or after the service. Don't miss worshiping with

our terrific choir directed by Lynn Corbin and accompanied by
our extremely talented pianist/organist, Lynnette Harper. Our
Youth Pastor, Brian Sanderson, along with his family, and our'
entire congregation welcome you in this exciting New Year!
We are establishing a bus ministry...if you need a ride,
please call the church office at 973-6295.

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12A The Madison Enterprise-Recorder


Friday, January 12, 2007

Madison County Residents Make

NiiFCC Honors Lists

Britini "Alexis" Stalnaker
SBy Ashley Bell
Greene Publishing. Inc.
j Alexis is a 16-year-
old junior at Madison i
,(County High School.
1She is enrolled in AP. '
English. Chemistry
Honors, Pre-Calculus,
(and has a 4.0 cumula-
tive GPA.
Her ex tracurricular
activities include Soft-
-Iball (3 years), Volley-
ball (2 years). FCA.
Managing Editor of Ma- Alexis Stalnaker is
cohi Yearbook, and planning to go on to
Church Drama Team. college to get her ac-
She is a part of the counting degree.
National Honor Roll
and Wiho's t'ho amniong High School Students.
Alexis attends the Madison Church of God,
\\here she is actively involved in the youth group
and also sings every Sunday on the Praise Team.
In her free time, she sings and spends time
% \ith her family and boy friend.
"I look up to my Mom because. ,
/ een though m, Dad is deployed. -i'
;'she keeps herself together \iith a
St\o year old and a 16 sear old
(\vho just got her license. She's
amazing." Alexis said about her
After high school. Alexis plans
S to attend the University of Flori-
da and get her degree in ac-

North Florida Community College released the President's
and Vice President's honor rolls naming students with high aca-
demic achievement for the Fall 2006 term. Three Madison
County students are on the President's list and eight are on the
VP list.

Teresa A. Ginther
Ximena Castro
Christina R. Bonner
Joyce E. Sexton
Katrina M. Beck
Lance M. Ball


President's List:3.8. to 4.0 GPA

Prateen Patel
Matthew S. Yates
Kristen M. Harrell


Vice President's List: 3.5 to 3.79 GPA
Amanda L. Rufo Greenville FL
Leigh A. Parker Greenville FL

NFCC Offers Online

Learning Through ed2go
New ed2go courses begin Jan. 17
Business, health, language, child care, art, web and comput-
er courses are just a few of the online, non-college credit cours-
es available from the Community Education department at
North Florida Community College. NFCC has partnered with
ed2go, the world's single largest provider of online learning op-
portunities, to offer more than 290 online courses in 30 different
subject areas.
All courses are available in six week intervals with this
month's session beginning Jan. 17. Following sessions begin
Feb. 21, March 28 and May 2.
The instructor-led courses are informative, convenient and
highly interactive. Every six-week online courses from ed2go
are taught by seasoned professional educators that takes stu-
dents through their lessons, answers questions and makes sure
no one is left behind.
Getting started is easy. Registration, orientation, payment
and all class work is done online. First visit the Online Instruc-
tion Center at Then click the Orientation
link and'follow instructions to enroll. Orientation will provide
important course information and set up a personal name and
password for students. Enrollment and payment is handled
quickly online and when the course begins simply return to the
website, click Classroom and log on with name and password
provided during orientation.
Students wishing to enroll in ed2go courses through NFCC
must have internet access, e-mail and either Netscape Navigator
or Microsoft Internet Explorer. There is a fee, for each course.
For more information contact Suzie Godfrey, NFCC Com-
munity Education, (850) 973-9453 or,
or visit

Students earning a grade point average of 3.8 to 4.0 are eli-
gible for the President's honor list and 3.5 to 3.79 for the VP
honor list. Students must take at least 12 credit hours during
the semester or, as part-time students, complete a 12-credit hour
segment during the term.
For information contact the Office of College Advance-
ment, 973-1653 or email

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21st Century After
School Programs

*Is your child struggling with
Math or Science?

*Do they need a little extra help
before the FCAT?
*Would you like a safe place for
your child to go after school?

Enrollment forms can be picked up
at the School Board office or your
child's school.
Enrollment ends
Friday, January 19.
As a special note to all students
currently enrolled:
The AfterSchool program will
ksume Tuesday; January 15, 2007,
.,\ following the
Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday.

We want you to tell us why you think your
teacher is at the head of the class. This is a great
way of letting your teacher know how much you
and your classmates like him/her.
Winning entries will be printed on special
pages in the January 24 edition of The Madison
County Carrier. The winning teacher will receive
two (2) tickets to Wild Adventures and the stu-
dent author will also receive two (2) tickets to
Wild Adventures.

Fill out this form and mail it along with your letter, to:
My Teacher Is The Best
c/o Greene Publishing, Inc.
P.O. Drawer 772
Madison, Florida 32341

Teacher's Name:

Teacher's School:

Teacher's Grade or Class:

My Name:

My address:

,My Phone Number:

Age Divisions:
3rd-5th grade 6th-8th grade 9th-12th grade

Dedi~n Tos'. Etr Is auay1, 2007~


Friday, January 12, 2007

The Madison Enterprise-Recorder 13A

Cowgirls Soccer Stays Busy Over The Holidays

By Donn Smith,
MCHS Soccer Coach
A lot of news from our Cowgirls soccer team from over the
The Cowgirls took part in the Columbia/Fort White Christ-
mas Tournament on December 27 & 28. Madison lost 5-0 to
Suwannee in the first game. Then they fought to a 1-0 loss
against Ft. White in the second game. In the Ft. White game,
forward Emily Hentges was injured in her right knee, and she
had to sit out until this past Saturday (January 6).
On the morning of the second day, the Cowgirls held hosts
Columbia to 2-0. That afternoon, the Cowgirls, very tired by this
point, lost 8-0 to Middleburg. (Goalkeeper Ashley Collis made
nine saves.) Needless to say, Madison finished last in the tour-
nament (Middleburg was the winner) but this was their first
tournament ever, and, overall,
I was very pleased with their
performance. Allyce Ruther-
ford was voted (by the oppos-
ing coaches) as our Most Valu-
able Player for the tournament.
Thursday, December 4,
the Cowgirls were back in ac-
tion at home, this time against
Apalachicola. This is
Apalachicola's first year with a
soccer program and they
weren't able to field a full
team; so the teams played with
eight on each side as opposed
to the normal eleven). They
also played 35-minute halves
instead of the usual 40. The
Cowgirls took this opportunity
to play some of their less expe- -
rienced girls a bit more than
normal, and none of the
starters played at all during the .
first half. By the end of the 'v^,^...
second half, the score was 3-0
in Madison's favor. :;,
Scorers (and assists): Al- ..-pj, .1
lyce Rutherford (unassisted), .
Ashley Rutherford (unassist- 4-. ,-,
ed), Allyce Rutherford (Bekah
Hernandez) vl
Goalkeeping: Dara How- Allyce Rutherford send
ell (1 save) Inc. Photo by Janet Schrade

Saturday, January 6, the Cowgirls were back on the road,
this time facing Suwannee again. Emily Hentges was back for
this game but was only allowed about 10 minutes of playing
time. Unfortunately, the Cowgirls were overpowered by the
Lady Bulldogs and the game ended at the half with the score 9-
0 in Suwannee's favor. (FHSAA's mercy rule ends the game if
one team is ahead by 8 or more points at any time after the end
of the first half.)
Goalkeeping: Dara Howell (2 saves), Ashley Collis (3
This Friday is Senior Night as the girls face Godby at home.
That will also be their last regular season game for the year.
Next Tuesday they'll be at district playoffs. If you can make it
to any of these last few games, please come out and support the

.-,,w - ,- ..* -- .--.. *,,a e s -.. ..-.. -- * -,
s the ball sailing during soccer play. (Greene Publishing,
er, November 2, 2006)

Cowboys Beat Florida Hieh

In A Close Game

DeAngelo Tucker Jacobbi McDaniel
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The Madison County High School Cowboys basketball
team got another big win Tuesday evening as the Cowboys
knocked off the Florida High Seminoles 63-61.
The score was close throughout the game. The Cowboys'
biggest lead of the whole game was only five and Florida High's
biggest lead was only two.
The Cowboys were up by four with 30 seconds left on the
clock when they missed a free throw and the Seminoles took it
coast-to-coast to score a layup and a foul. A Florida High play-
er made the free throw and pulled the Seminoles to within one.
The Cowboys'got the ball back did a good job of making
free throws down the stretch. They were up by two points with
one-and-a-half seconds left on the clock.
A desperation shot by Florida High did not go in and the
Cowboys took a hard-earned victory.
"I'm so proud of the team and the way they played strong
and smart through the entire game," Coach Eddie Richie said.
Tony Brown was the leading scorer with 22 points and six
rebounds. Jacobbi McDaniel had 21 points and snatched 12 re-
bounds. DeAngelo Tucker had 13 points, seven assists and three
The Cowboys will be in action Friday, January 12, against
Taylor County High School. Games start at 3:30 p.m. Suwannee
comes to Madison on Saturday, January 13. Games start at 3
p.m. All four teams will be in action both days.

Cowgirls Soccer
,,. Team Scores.s,
Exciting Win
Over Ft. White
By Donn Smith,
MCHS Soccer Coach
Our Cowgirls soccer team
had an exciting win Tuesday
night, January 9, against Fort
Madison had faced Ft.
White in the second game this
season and had fought to a 1-1
draw. Then, the Lady Indians
had beaten the Cowgirls 1-0 in
the Christmas Tournament over
the holiday break the game in
which Emily Hentges had got-
ten injured. This was Emily's
first full game back aft er her in-
jury, and the Cowgirls knew
they could win if they worked
hard for the full 80 minutes.
In the first half, Madison
had five shots but were unable
to get on in the goal but they
kept the Indians from even get-
ting a shot off. The score was
still 0-0 at the half. In the sec-
ond half, the Cowgirls started
with a bang and scored in the
first minute and again in the
fifth (on a penalty kick). Ft.
White fought back hard, but
Madison's defense held strong
(and the goalkeeper managed
several tough saves) to keep
them scoreless. The Cowgirls
made one more goal in the 34th
minute to finish the match with
a score of 3-0.
Madison scoring (and as-
sists): Allyce Rutherford
(unassisted), Emily Hentges
(penalty kick), Allyce Ruther-
Goalkeeping: Ashley Col-
lis (7 saves)
The Cowgirls are now 6-
13-1 for the season (still 2-4 in
the district). They face a tough
match at Wakulla on Thursday
night. Then they're back home
to face Godby on Friday for the
last regular season game of the
year (and Senior Night). Both
those games are at 6 p.m. Next
week, they'll be in Hamilton
County for district playoffs on
Tuesday and (with a huge dose
of good luck) district champi-
onship on Thursday.


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14A The Madison Enterprise-Recorder


Friday, January 12, 2007.

FWC Reports 416 Manatee Deaths

A preliminary report from
the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
(FWC) says there were 416
manatee deaths in state waters
in 2006. That compares to
396 in 2005.
Scientists are unsure as to
whether the increase reflects
manatee population growth,
increased mortality or better
detection of carcasses. How-
ever, the best available sci-
ence indicates that Florida's
manatee population is stable
or growing in all regions of
the state, except the South-
west, which may contain
more than a third of the
statewide population.
The FWC report indicates
watercraft-related mortalities
and red tide contributed to
more than half of the total
deaths in 2006 in instances
where scientists could deter-
mine the cause of death.
Researchers classify
manatee mortalities in eight
categories watercraft, flood-
gate/lock, other human, peri-
natal (newborn), cold stress,
other natural, undetermined
and unrecovered carcasses.
The number of manatee
.deaths declined in every cate-

gory except watercraft, unde-
termined and unrecovered.
"It is always sad to see
such high numbers, especially
in watercraft-caused mortali-
ty, but these numbers shed
some light on the measures
we can take in our commit-
ment to reducing human-re-
lated threats to manatees and
possibly other threats," said
FWC Chairman, Rodney Bar-
reto. "With continued human
population growth and enjoy-
ment of the outdoors, we must
all be diligent in the conserva-
tion and protection of this
gentle animal."
FWC scientists report
that red tide continues to
threaten manatees in South-
west Florida with 37-96
deaths annually in four of the
past five years. Preliminary
findings suggest red tide may
have been responsible for the
deaths of 61 manatees in
The 86 watercraft-related
manatee deaths in 2006 are
the second highest on record
for that category. As a result,
FWC law enforcement will
enforce a special manatee
speed zone detail this week-
end. The FWC is urging

boaters to abide by manatee
speed zones and assuring law-.
abiding boaters who hit mana-
tees that they will not receive
citations if they report such
accidents. Accident reports
provide valuable information
for sharpening manatee pro-
tection efforts.
"The FWC's seizing
every option in helping mana-

tees continue to recover,"
Barreto said. "We'll be ex-
* ploring other options to en-
sure recovery stays on track."
For instance, manatee
mortality figures provide use-
ful information on why mana-
tees die and' the risks they
face. Information from
necropsies (non-human au-
topsies) help FWC scientists

develop conservation mea-
sures to reduce risks to mana-
tees. One such measure is
development of the state's
first manatee management
The draft plan, which is
available for public comment,
examines past protections and
outlines additional measures
such as protection of warm-
water refuges to reduce stress
on manatees during the win-
ter. It also proposes new mea-
surable biological goals and
objectives that will provide
benchmarks and timelines to
help guide future manage-
ment decisions.
The number of manatees
for which a cause of death
could not be determined be-
cause of decomposition of
carcasses was unusually high
in 2006, representing 37 per-
cent or 155 of the total.
"Every year a substantial
portion of deaths cannot be at-
tributed to a specific cause be-
cause of the advanced decom-
position of the carcasses,"
said FWC research scientist,
Leslie Ward.
Scientists use population
models to estimate manatee
population growth. Although

the most recent analysis indi-
cates manatee numbers have
been stable or growing in
many parts of the state, some
areas may require more atten-
"The FWC is aware of
that," Barreto said. "But the
bottom line is the FWC and
other parties are taking steps
that have moved manatees
away from the threat of immi-
nent extinction, and will con-
tinue to nurture them along
the road to full recovery and
use whatever tools it takes."
Manatee mortality infor-
mation is maintained by FWC
staff at the agency's Fish and
Wildlife Research Institute
(FWRI) Marine Mammal
Pathobiology Laboratory in
St. Petersburg. It is the pri-
mary facility in Florida for
manatee necropsies. Research
done by the biologists at the
lab includes aging and life
history, skeletal anatomy and
biology, pathology and foren-
For more information on
manatee mortality research or
to comment on FWC's mana-
tee management plan, visit and click on

Nature Photography Workshop Offered At

Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge

Join Nature Photographer and Jacksonville
Camera Club president John Reed on January
27th and 28th at Okefenokee National Wildlife
Refuge to learn basic fundamental photography
concepts at one of the nation's most unique
ecosystems. During the Saturday's session, par-
ticipants will learn first-hand what it takes to get
those great wildlife shots. Participants will then
put what they learned into practiceduring Sun-
day's half-day field trip onto the-refuge ......
Registration for Saturday's session runs from
7:30 a.m. until 8 a.m. at Okefenokee National
Wildlife Refuge, Administrative Office Confer-
ence Room, located approximately eight miles
southwest of Folkston, Georgia, off Hwy. 121/23.

Participants must provide their own camera
and equipment for the workshop. Bring lunch or
choose from a variety of selections offered at
Okefenokee Adventures Swamp Caf6, located
next to the Visitor Center. The session should
close out around 4:30 p.m.
Pre-Registration is required! Class is limited
to first 24 registrants. There will be a fifteen dol-
lar registration fee, payable by cash or check. The
., ie dollar entrance fee inta.OeJi keen _lS
not included in the registration fee.
For registration and more information, con-
tact Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge Visitor
Center at (912) 496-7836 from 9 a.m. 5 p.m. dai-

Camp Blanding's still hunt
area No. 2 will be closed to
hunting through January 11 for
military training.
The area will reopen Janu-
ary 12 through the last day of
hunting season, January 14, ac-
cording to Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Commis-
sion (FWC) officials.
Lowry and Magnolia lakes

on Camp Blanding have been
open for fishing during the
hunting season. However, when
the area closes to hunting due to
military training, the lakes close
also, said Gary Byerley, FWC
freshwater fish biologist.
Beginning January 15, the
lakes return to their normal
schedule from 6:30 a.m. to 1
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on Camp Blanding opened for
public fishing access July 28,
2006. The lakes had been closed
since September 11, 2001, be-
cause of security reasons.
Anglers should call the
Camp Blanding Lake informa-
tion line at (904) 682-3318 for a
recorded message about possi-
ble closures, or the Lake City
Regional FWC office at (386)
"Anglers need to abide by
the scheduled closing times of
the lakes," he said. "Access to
these lakes should be consid-
ered a privilege. Responsible
use will hopefully result in
long-term availability of these
Use of the lakes is restrict-
ed to fishing, according to De-
partment of Military Affairs and
FWC officials. Swimming, pic-
nicking, sightseeing, water ski-
ing or operating a boat over idle
speed is not allowed.

After-Hours Nature Program At

Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge

Discover things that go "bump" in the
night! Find out what roams the refuge
when the lights go down! Join staff and
volunteers on January 13th to listen and
look for bats, frogs, raccoons, and ol Is, as
well as other creatures of the night. on a 1.5
mile stroll down Swamp Boardwalk. Meet
at 5:00 p.m. at the Visitor Center parking
lot located at the east entrance to the refuge
about 11 miles southwest of Folkston,
Georgia. off Hwy. 121. After a short intro-
duction at the pavilion, participants will
drive down the Swamp Island Drive to the
Boardwalk. The program will finish by
7:00 p.m.
Fear of the dark and what lurks there
keeps some people behind closed doors af-
ter the sun goes down. Many of the scari-
est horror movies ever made capitalize on
this basic human emotion. Whether it's a
mysterious rustling of bushes, or strange
sounds emanating from the shadows,
movie-makers excel at building their view-
ers' suspense level until the climactic fi-

nale. In reality, the rustling sound in the
bushes is probably nothing more than a
harmless armadillo, blindly rooting in the
ground for grubs. Perhaps that faint scream
heard off in the distance at night is a bob-
:cat, proclaiming its territory to all who will
listen. Maybe that "whoosh" sound over-
head is the wing-beat of a barred owl. fly-
ing from one roost' to another.unde'r the
night's sky. Join us for a fun-filled evening,
as we go in search of things that go "'bump"
in the night.
Pre-registration is required! Partici-
pants must register at the Visitor Center be-
fore 5:00 p.m., where they will receive a
special program pass. This program is lim-
ited to the first 30 registrants. Bring binoc-
ulars. flashlights, bug spray, water, and
comfortable clothes and shoes to walk in.
This event is subject to cancellation in the
event of inclement weather.
Refuge entrance fees are not required
after 3 p.m. For more information, please
contact the visitor center at (912) 496-7836.

Strange ruit: Produce That Can Harm Your Pet

Cherries and lemons and
apples, oh my! While all of
these fruits are good for you,
certain parts of these offerings,
can be potentially irritating-,
and in some situations, occa-
sionally toxic-to companion
According to our experts at
the ASPCA Animal Poison Con-
trol Center (APCC), the peels,
fruit and seeds of citrus plants
such as lemons, oranges, limes
and grapefruits contain varying
amounts of citric acid, limonin
and volatile oils that can cause
gastrointestinal irritation and re-
sult in vomiting and diarrhea. As

for apples, cherries, peaches and
apricots, their stems, leaves and
seeds contain cyanogenic glyco-
sides that have the potential to
cause vomiting and loss of ap-
petite-and in severe cases,

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.How to use: The major and minor feeding times for each day are hsted below. The major feeding times are the best for the
- sportsman and last about 2 hours, the minor feeding times can also have good success, but last only about I hour.
Good luck and be careful out there.

weakness, difficulty breathing,
hyperventilation, shock and
even death.
For lists of both safe and
potentially toxic plants, please
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1,000 Friends Of Florida

Release Scary View Of 2060

A Oooh...That's

By Janet Schrader
Greene Publishing, Inc.
New projections released
from environmental group
1,000 Friends of Florida pre-
sents Florida farmers and
friends of the environment
with a scary view of what it
might be like to live in Flori-
da in 2060. Just imagine
what Florida would be like
with another seven million
acres of farms, forests and
other rural land paved over
for sub divisions, roads, and
shopping malls. Imagine
Florida with twice as many
A pair of studies from
1,000 Friends of Florida was
recently released saying this
is just what will happen 53
years from now in 2060 if
some drastic changes aren't
made right now in Florida's
approach to growth manage-
ment. In 2005 there were
close to 18 million people
living in Florida. The state is
already overwhelmed by
overcrowded roads, rapidly
vanishing natural areas and
the problems associated with
a population exploding at too
fast a rate.
"Existing requirements
for local 10-year comprehen-
sive plans are inadequate to
deal with the long-term
statewide implications of
rampant growth," said 1000
Friends vice president Tim
"The Governor and Leg-
islature should say 'Here's
where we're really trying to
go in 100 years," Jackson
said. '"What ace the lands we
ought to protect? What's the
form and character of com-
munities that we ought to
protect and preserve, and
what form and where do we
want new growth to hap-
The studies were com-
missioned in partnership
with The St. Joe Co., Flori-
da's largest private land
owner and one of the state's
biggest developers; A. Duda
and Sons, a major agribusi-
ness, and The Nature Con-
servaricy, another environ-
mental group.
The first study released
by the University of Flori-
da's GeoPlan Center fore-
casts the state's population
will double to 36 million by
2060 and chew up 2.7 mil-
lion acres each of agricultur-
al land and natural habitat.
Only the Panhandle and ad-
jacent Big Bend area would
retain significant open space
and then just if current
growth and development pat-
terns continue. Southeast
Florida would be almost one
solid urban area with a band
of development extending
across the peninsula to Fort
Myers on the southwest
coast, where a three county
area would be built out.
Central Florida would be
another massive urban sector
extending from Ocala to Se-
bring and St. Petersburg to

Daytona Beach. Duval
County would be built out in
northeast Florida with
growth spilling into adjacent
According to Jackson
the threat of hurricanes, soar-
ing insurance costs and prop-
erty values will not stop the
projected rise in population.
"The sun's going to keep
shining in Florida," he said.
"People are going to retire
and they're going to want to
move somewhere it doesn't
A second study by Geor-
gia Tech's Center for Quality
Growth and Regional Devel-
opment recommends ways to
avoid the scariest parts of the
It proposes a new policy
for converting rural lands to
urban use that would thwart
sprawl by setting aside small
sectors for high-density de-
velopment while preserving
most vacant property for
agriculture, open space and
Other recommendations
are to expand and continue
the state's Florida Forever
program that obtains endan-
gered lands, create a 100-
year legacy plan and find
leaders to support the pro-
The report notes that the
governor, state legislators,
and citizens can change the
course of development in
Florida through deliberate
growth leadership. Overar-
ching recommendations in-
c, lude:
S..* Expand Florida Fore\-
er. Accelerate and expand
this highly successful natural
lands acquisition program to
permanently protect not only
natural lands and open and
recreation space, but also
agricultural and forestry
Adopt New Policy on
Conversion of Rural Lands
to Urban Use. A growth lead-
ership perspective, requires
new public policy mandating
that the conversion of rural
land to urban density only be
allowed in return for signifi-
cant public benefit, especial-
ly the preservation of natural
and agricultural lands and
open space.
Create a 100 Year
Legacy Plan., The plan
should identify the lands for
permanent protection from
development and lands that
are appropriate for develop-
ment and redevelopment.
All state funding should be
consistent with the Legacy
Identify Leaders and
Galvanize Support. Identify
champions to organize and
advocate for Florida's vision
and plans. Such leadership
must come from a broad
cross section of Floridians
who believe that our future
is far too important to just
let it happen.
To move these studies
forward, 1000 Friends is un-

dertaking a series of activi-
ties in 2007. It is convening
state leaders to begin the
task of developing new poli-
cy on the conversion of rur-
al lands to urban use. 1000
Friends is also partnering
with the University of Cen-
tral Florida Metropolitan
Center for Regional Studies,
which has commissioned the
University of Pennsylvania
to create an "Alternative Fu-
ture" which will identify
what Florida will look like
in 2060 if the projected
growth and development
patterns follow the princi-
ples of smart growth.
1,000 Friends of Florida
believes Florida has re-
ceived a wake up call.' It
simply cannot afford to con-
tinue to lose valuable natur-
al and agricultural lands at
such an alarming rate. If this
state is to maintain and even
enhance its quality of life,
the time is now to bring
about meaningful change in
the way Florida develops
over the coming 50 years.
"Florida has been one of
the fastest growing states in
the country for seven
decades. These studies con-
firm two things. Over the
next fifty years, we can ex-
pect Florida to continue to
be one of our nation's fastest
growing states. And second,
we have the opportunity to
prepare, to learn from our
mistakes and to learn from
what we've done right; We
can enact sensible, sustain-
able development strategies
that accommodate growth
while protecting the envi-
ronment and the things that
make Florida special," said
Peter S. Rummell, Chairman
and CEO of The St. Joe
"These studies make
clear that, as growth in the
state accelerates, agricultur-
al land will continue to be in
the path of development.
Agriculture is a cornerstone
of the Florida economy, and
farmers and ranchers con-
tribute significantly to the
stewardship of the state's
land, wildlife and natural re-
sources. We must develop a
visionary strategy that main-
tains agriculture's steward-
ship role while providing in-
centives for hose who elect
to keep their land in agricul-
ture," said Joseph Duda,
President and CEO of A.
Duda & Sons
"An alarm bell has been
sounded. But that alarm
should be a call for realistic
large-scale planning, rather
than platitudes about slow-
ing growth. The future has
not yet been written. We
can still choose the kind of
place Florida will be in fifty
years. But we are going to
have to work together to
make it the special place we
all want it to be," said Vic-
ki Tschinkel, Florida Direc-
tor of The Nature Conser-
- vancy.


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Things You Should Never Say To Your Fanier

By Janet Schrader
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The man of the house has
been a "horse shoer," as he puts
it, for the past 40 years. If you
tell him he's a farrier, he'll say,
"Nope, I'm a horse shoer."
When I have free time I
like to ride with him while he
works. While I was with him I
have heard his clients say some
things that absolutely floored
me. And they say them with a
straight face. From what I
heard I compiled a list of 15
things you should never say to
your farrier (or your horse
shoer). If you want to read
some more things not to say to
your shoer, go to www.hoof-
Things a shoer never
wants to hear while he's shoe-
#15 "I hope you don't
mind, we're here to feed the
#14 "The dogs will leave

you alone if you throw them a
chunk of horse hoof."
#13 "I just can't believe
my horse bit you," (kicked
you, stepped on you, slung
you 15 feet), pick one.
#12 "Can you take him
out of the barn to work on his
feet? He might hurt his head
in here when he rears."
#11 "Wow! That looked
really painful."
#10 "Yesterday all I had
to do was walk up to him and
slip on the halter. I can't un-
derstand why we've been
chasing him around this pas-
ture for 20 minutes and we
still can't catch him."
#9 "He didn't mean to
sling you into the shrubbery.
Please don't use the twitch,"
(rope, stud chain, chains) pick
#8 "Can you get here to-
day? I need to ride him in a
barrel race this afternoon."
#7 "Has it really been

six months since I called you?
Is that why his feet look so
#6 "He won't eat your
hat. He's just affectionate and
likes to nibble."
#5 "I don't know why he
still has thrush. I swear I've
been putting the Copper-tox
on his feet every day." (This
statement will be repeated
promptly upon the next visit
and all subsequent visits.)
#4 "Could you hurry up?
He's getting hard to hang on
#3 "I'm going back in-
side. It's got to be 100 degrees
and the mosquitoes are eating
me alive."
#2 "I don't know what's
wrong with him. He's never
kicked me."
And the number one thing
no farrier ever wants to hear
is, "My last farrier couldn't
handle him, so he gave me
your name and number.".

Florida Livestock Market

For the week ended January 4, 2007

Feeder Steers:

Feeder Heifers:

Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2
200-300 Ibs 130.00-195.00 a
300-400 Ibs 106.00-126.00
400-500 Ibs. 90.00-112.00
Medium & Large Frame No.. 1-2 .....
. 200-300 lbs 108.00-142.00
300-400 lbs 90.00-112.00
400-500 lbs 82.00-96.00 I

Slaughter Cows:
Lean: 750-1200 Ibs 85-90 percent 38.00-44.00
Slaughter Bulls:
Yield Grade No 1-2 1000-2100 Ibs 54.00-60.00

Madison Teen Attends Southern Region Teen Leadership Conference

Jim Stephens represented Madison County in the first Southern Region Teen Lead-
ership Conference, held at Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton, Georgia, on November
9-12, 2006. Members from the six different states of Alabama, Mississippi, Georgia,
Florida, Tennessee, and Louisiana attended. The teens gathered together to partici-
pate in a variety of educational workshops designed to develop leadership skills, team
building, learning more about community service projects, and how to develop a
healthy life-style. The guest speaker for the event was Amy Gallimore, who spoke on
humor and an appreciation for seeing the positive side of life.
The Rock Eagle 4-H Center is an interesting place to visit. It is named for an an-
cient stone effigy mound, which was built 2,000 years
S Jim Hubbard ago, of milky quartz rock in the shape of an eagle. Ar-
chaeologists speculate that Native Americans built it.
Only two effigies can be found south of the Mississippi
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Peacock's Landscaping
Lawn Irrigation
Drip Irrigation
Design & Free Estimates
(850) 973-2848

We Do Backhoe &
Front End Loader Work.
By The Hour Or By The Job.
386-364-8393 or 386-208-9792
Excavating Work
Land Clearing, Ponds, Stump Re-
moval, Demolition, and Roads. No
Job Too Small. Free Estimates. Call
Paul Kinsley at 850-973-6326
I build sheds, decks, handicap
ramps, exterior carpentry work,
window and door replacement.
Call Bob: 850-242-9342

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

Nationwide Appliance
Washers, dryers, refrigerators, and
stoves, all starting at $125 with a 1-
year warranty. Need service?
Same day service available. Call

Liquidation Sale on all storage
buildings, utility and cargo trail-
ers'Save $200 or more. See them
at Corbetts Moblie Home Center
in Live Oak 386-362-4061

Brand new brand name. Must
move, $225. (850) 222-2113 -
Formal cherry dining room table,
leaf + 6 chairs. New in boxes, $450
(china cabinet & delivery avail-
able). 850-425-8374
New Queen Plush Orthopedic Pil-
lowtop Mattress Set in Sealed Plas-
tic, Warranty, Sacrifiice $299, Can
Deliver. 850-222-9879
King size bedroom set NEW bed,
chest, tv armoire, 2 nightstands,
$3,200 value, must sell $999. 850-

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

Ukulele Needed
Do you have a ukulele sitting
around the house? If so, how
about donating it to a church
group just organized. Call Mary
Ellen Greene at 973-4141


Learn something new about
your wet pets!
Pick up the latest
Aquarium Fish International
Magazine. Available at
Madison, FL 850-973-3488

Critter Sitter
We come to your pet or livestock!
Services include; feed/water, walk,
check mail, gates and lights while
you're away on a business trip or
vacation. Custom services our spe-

cialty. $10 each visit plus mileage.
References upon request.
Call Susan today 850-948-5097

2bdrm/1 bath MH in park on
-Highway 53 in Madison,,
$135/wk includes electric, ten-
ant to pay for propane.
Call Erin Levin
at 850-570-0459

Mobile Home For Rent
2bd, 2bth, mobile home located
near NFCC, no pets, no children,
non-smokers only. Call 1-850-578-
2287 after 5 p.m.
Madison Heights Apts. Section 8
apts. Designed for low-income
families. 1, 2, 3, & 4 bedroom apts.
Pick up application at 150 S.W.
Bumgardner Dr.

Couthem villas of

C Edison Cpartments

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
Apartments designed for Senior's
and Disabled. 1 & 2 bedrooms,
HUD vouchers accepted Call 850-
973-3786 TTY Acs 711 "This in-
stitution is an equal opportunity
provider and employer."

Geenville Pointe

\1' Apartments D

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
Tr.iil. Grecn' ille. FL 32331:
Equal Housing Opportunity

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

Block house for sale, 4 bed, 1
1/2 bath, price is negotiable.
House must be moved from
premises after sale. Located on
SR 255. 850-929-4616

Beautiful Live Oak Island
Lovely 5br, 4bth home with 5 car
garage, wood beam ceilings and
porcelain tile throughout. In-
cludes additional lot and two
deep water canal lots. 35 minutes
South of Tallahassee. Must Sell!
850-997-4035 or 850-528-5104

I have owner financing for my
Mobile Homes with a Large
Cash down payment, no credit
needed, bad credit ok also. Call
Matt- (386) 867-3347

'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
Brand New 2007 28' wide
$36,995 set-up, del, a/c, skirting
included, call now to reserve
limited models available. Call
Matt- (386) 867-3347.

Nice 1728 sq ft, 3br, 2ba, Double
Wide, .39 acre lot, central air,
appliances. $62,900, financing.
(866) 471-2005

Why buy a used home when you
can buy a brand new 4br 2 ba for
only $43,900 including set-up
delivery a/c skirting & steps.
Call Matt- (386) 867-3347

Must sell 2006 Homes of Merit
32 x 80 never titled for $69,995
will deliver, set-up, hook up, a/c
and skirt. Call Matt- (386) 867-

2003 Horton 16 x 76, 2bdrm,
2bth, Master bdrm. has French
doors to bthrm. W/garden tub, dou-
ble vanity, separate Stand-up show-
er. Fridge, range, dishwasher in-
cluded Large rooms, Very clean!!!
Asking payoff of approx. $25,000
850-838-6832 or 941-505-1484
Perfect for DOC employees. Set up
in staff housing at Taylor C.I. Oth-
erwise it must be moved.

Publishing, Inc1
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-
rier newspaper office, located at
1695 South SR 53.

Now Hiring welders and fabrica-
tors, Class D and A licensed dri-
vers, minimum 2 years experience.
Call for appointment at 850-929-
4977 or fax resume to 850-929-
4941. Madison Recycling Equip.,
Local thriving company seeks
qualified individual for an. Of-
fice/Clerical Position. Duties too
varied and diverse to be classified
in any specific office clerical occu-
Full-time, Permanent: Due to
company growth, we are seeking a
self-motivated person who is will-
ing to grow with the company.
Education: High
school graduate.
Skills & Experience: 2 years of re-
cent office experience.
Candidates must be detail orient-
ed, have great communication
skills, an upbeat personality, be
able to multitask, and desire to
work on a team.
Knowledge of desktop manage-
ment and good typing skills are a
Experience with MS Word and Ex-
cel, calculator, fax, copier and oth-
er general office skills and knowl-
edge of general office equipment is
Job Description: Compile data,
compute fees and charges, and pre-
pare invoices for billing purposes.
Perform any combination of rou-
tine calculating, posting, verifying
data, and maintaining accounting
records pertaining to business
Clerical duties include a combina-
tion of answering telephones, book-
keeping, 'typing or word process-
ing, office machine operation, fil-
ing and other duties as assigned.
Salary & Benefits: Pay commen-
surate with experience; 401(k);
health benefits; paid holidays, va-
cation and sick leave.
Please fax resume to

Dept of Health
Madison Dept of Health
Madison Co. Health Department
Family Support Worker
Healthy Start Program
# 64068806
Annual salary starting at
State Benefits
Fax App to (904) 636-2627
Or Mail app to
State of Florida People First
Staffing Administration
PO Box 44058
Jacksonville, FL 32231-4058
People First @ 1-877-562-7287
or (850) 973-5000
Closes 01/17/07
Fingerprinting Required
EEO/AA/VP Employer

Inside &
Outside Shops

Treasures & More
Summer Hours: Sat-Sun 10-4

-I -1.

Yard sale We us! uso.1
". 13-T
$8 & upPur
Hwy. 19 S. 850-838-1422 850-584-7124 Mon-Th

Suwannee Health Care is seeking
a Staffing Coordinator. Must
have a positive attitude, good orga-
nizational skills, computer knowl-
edge and must be able to work well
with others. Please contact Angela
Akins at 386-362-7860 or apply at
1620 E. Helvenston St. Live Oak,
FL 32064. Delta Health Groups.
Position now available
Order Entry/Imaging
Looking for a person that is self
motivated with great organizational
skills. Person must be able to key
55 correct wpm and work flexible
house. Job will require some physi-
cal labor and maintenance/mechan-.
ical skills. Basic office skills, orga-
nizational skills and ability to prior-
itize work a must.
Benefits, competitive wage & op-
portunity for growth. Please mail
resume to the following: Corporate
Graphics 240 SW Commerce Dri-
ve, PO Box 650, Madison, FL
32341 or fax. to: 850-973-1377
Attn: Sherry Finney
Requires a master's degree with a
major in the field of Counseling,
Social Work, Psychology, Nursing,
Rehabilitation, Special Education,
Health Education, or a related hu-
man services field and three years
of full-time or equivalent profes-
sional experience, or a Bachelor's
degree with a major in a human ser-
vices field and five years of full-
time or equivalent professional ex-
perience. Supervisory and case
management experience preferred.
Call or Visit: (850) 523-3217 or
(800) 226-2931, www.apalachee-, Human Resources,
2634-J Capital Circle NE Tallahas-
see, FL 32308. An Equal Opportu-
nity/Affirmative Action Employ-.,
er/Drug Free Workplace.
Earn fees dof $2,500 to $5,000 daily
referring -apartment buildings for
sale by owners to me. Contact Uni-
versal 147, SW Owendale Ave.
Greenville, FL 32331


for individuals with CADD experi-
ence. Competency with Land De-
velopment Desktop 2004 required.
Send resume to PO Box 727, Madi-
son FL 32341
Drivers & Contractors:
Home through the week!
Drop & Hook Loads!
Great Pay/Benefits!
CDL-A, 3yrs exp.
800-241-5624 X106
Food service personnel/cook for
correctional feeding program. Must
have food production experience,
clean background and drug screen-
ing required. Benefits. Call 850-
948-4220 ex. 28, ask for the
$ AVON $
In 2007 Start Your Own Business
Start Up Kit $10
Call Dorothy

Managers &
Assistant Managers

The time is now! The place is Fast
Track Foods. Fast growing conve-
nience store group is now accepting
applications for the Madison area.
Must be dependable, honest, able to
work flexible hours. We offer com-
petitive salary, weekly pay,bonus,
incentives, fun, paid holidays and
vacations and much more. Don't
miss this opportunity to join in our
growth. Fa\,...1 r tend

Fast Track Foods
Attn: Ray
.3715 NW 97th Blvd, Suite A
Gainesville, FL 32606
Fax (352) 333-1161
Phone (352) 333-3011 Ext 41

Adjunct Instructor tor adult edu-
cation classes needed at North
Florida Community College Career
and Technical Center. Primary
teaching assignment is instruction
of special needs students and in-
cludes the following classes: Adult
Basic Education, GED Preparation,
Vocational Preparatory Instruction,
and Workplace Readiness Skills. In
addition to teaching duties, position
requires data collection and report-
ing. 20 hours per week, Monday
through Thursday, between 9 AM
and 4:30 PM. Must have Bachelors
Degree with certification for serv-
ing special needs students. Appli-
cant must have strong computer
and organizational skills. Applica-
tion is available online at Send application
and resume to NFCC Human Re-
sources, 325 NW Turner Davis Dri-
ve, Madison, FL 32340. Questions?
Call 850-973-1615 or email ander- EOE



SCHOOLS 850-973-5022

Small Efficiency House
One person only
For someone who likes a quiet &
private place. Two miles from
Call before 8pm.

Remember, deadline for
classified is every
Monday at 3:30 p.m..





$28 Within Madison Coupnty

$35, SOutside MSdion County

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CASE NO.2006-129-CP

The administration of the estate of VICTORIA E. FLEMING, deceased, whose
date of death was November 3, 2006; is pending in the Circuit Court for Madison County,
Florida, Probate Division; File Number 2006-129-CP; the names and addresses of the
personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other persons, who have claims or demands
against decedent's estate, Including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, and who
have been served a copy of this notice, must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE
All other creditors of the decedent and other persons who have claims or
demands against the decedent's estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, must file their claims with this court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE
5, 2007.

Attorney for Personal Representative:
/s/ Clay A. Schnitker
Clay A. Schnitker
Fla Bar No.349143
Davis, Schnitker, Reeves & Browning, P.A.
Post Office Drawer 652
Madison, Florida 32341
(850) 973-4186
1/05/2007 1/12/2007

Personal Representative:
Is/ Betty Jo Green
Betty Jo Green
231 NE Calluna Trail
Madison, Florida 32340

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