The Madison enterprise-recorder
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Title: The Madison enterprise-recorder
Alternate title: Madison enterprise recorder
Alternate Title: Enterprise-recorder
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: T.C. Merchant
Place of Publication: Madison Fla
Creation Date: December 14, 2007
Publication Date: 1933-
Frequency: weekly
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Madison -- Madison
Coordinates: 30.466389 x -83.415278 ( Place of Publication )
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 32, no. 43 (June 23, 1933)-
General Note: Issued a "Woman's Club edition" on Mar. 31, 1979.
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Friday, December 14, 2007

Coun t Commission Keeping Clear Vision

By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The Madison County
Commission met on
Wednesday morning to
discuss and execute plans
ranging from zoning to
prescription drug cards.
All commissioners were
in attendance, as City
Planner, Jeanne Bass,
kicked things off using
the Computerized presen-
tation equipment, show-

ing the officials various
sites under review.
During the discus-
sions, there were refer-
ences to the Economic De-
velopment Plan, the En-
terprise Zone, Vision 2010,
and the upcoming Vision
2020. Each of these initia-
tives renews the common
Message of development
and growth in the county.
Over the last decade, a
few borders and sectioned

properties have either
been purchased, sold, or
shifted, to ensure a good
fit to what is intended in
the master plans for the
best land use. These are
the exact approaches been
taken, and often tweaked,
by the city planners in
much more populace ar-.
eas. It is becoming a com-
mon theme: Madison
County's planning and
projects utilize leading

edge planning programs,
including workshops and
shared knowledge from
other counties.
Additional business
included upgrades to the
Supervisor of Elections
phone system and a re-
port from the Forestry
Supervisor of Elec-
tions, Jada Woods: "
Williams, explained to the
commission that the new

Jada Woods Willianms

phone system, fax and
copier would modernize
the department, and that
it cost less than the
$24,000 the department
had returned unused from
the previous year's bud-
get. The commission
unanimously agreed. The
commission also voted to
repair the Bunker Street
precinct polling station.
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By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Three people were seriously in-
jured in an automobile accident on
Friday afternoon, December 7, at the
corner of Interstate 10 and County
Road 255 in downtown Lee.
According to a Florida Highway
Patrol report, Georgia A. English, 69,
of Lee, was stopped facing south on
County Road 255. At the same time,
Ashley V McQuary: 19, of Madison,
was traveling east on U.S. 90
English failed to see McQuary ap,
preaching and pulled into the path of
McQuary's 1990 Ford SUV with her
2001 Kia SUV. English's SUV was
struck by McCrary's SUV with the
front of the Ford striking the right
side of the Kia.
English. McQuary and Gerard
Marine, 46. of Madison, a passenger
in MIcQuary's vehicle were all serious-
ly injured in the crash.
Lee Fire and Rescue assisted at the
scene, along with Deputy Kevin Ander-
FHP Trooper Tom Roderick was
the investigating officer.

Leadership Pushes For Awareness And Prevention

l:: :, ,Gregory
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Ray, LeKay
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BAD Bruce
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Bellamy are
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to make a

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Michael Curtis, December 10, 2007

By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The Madison County Coalition For
An Alcohol And Drug Free Community,
(MCCADFC), working in conjunction
with Health Promotion Program & In-
tiatives, Inc. (HPPI), held their annual,
recap meeting Monday evening, Decem-
ber 10, at Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church in
Madison. The meeting was divided be-
tween organizing and promoting coali-
tion resources, both human and finan-

: cial necessary to deliver the healthy
lifestyles mission, including alcohol and
drug prevention, HIV..'AIDS awareness
and youth counseling.
"It's so good to have several youth
with us tonight. They know what's go-
ing on in their neighborhoods and
Schools, and they play a very important,
role in helping us teach them to help
themselves." HPPI Local Community
Organizer, Jerome Wyche stated.
HPPI Executive Director, Gregory

Harris, strongly agrees. Harris covers
an area that includes Jackson and Madi-
son counties, as well as the Panama City
area in Bay County "We've been sup-
porting local communities for 20 years.
Madison is making very good strides,
and working together we'll take it to the
next level," Harris noted.
Working with Harris and HPPI Pro-
gram Coordinator, Bruce Smith, the
coalition is dedicated to helping the
Please see PREVENTION, Page 3A


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By Ted Ensminger
Greene Publishing, Inc.
On a recent, clear December evening, 60 young
men, along with their coaches, made their way to the
last step of a grueling, testing, painful, yet rewarding
season; a season that bordered on the edge of perfec-
tion. The team was focused on both commitment and
upon reaching a goal that escapes 99 percent of the
teams that go after it annually
Statewide, virtually every high school of every size
imaginable competed during the year for the opportu-
nity to represent their community at the annual Flori-
da High School Athletics Association Florida State
Football Championship. In the end, as with every year,

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Viewpoints & Opinions

Friday, December 14, 2007

Why I Don't Like To Fish

I will ad-
mit that I am
not a patient
person. I may
be longsuffer-
ing but I am
not patient 1.
and I do need
to learn to be
I want to stress my need to learn to
be patient, because I feel as if I pray, or
someone else prays, for me to have pa-
tience, I will be given extra trials in or-
der to develop my patience. Lately, I
have been given an inordinate amount
of trials. Through these tests, I have
learned to develop patience.
As a child, I liked to fish. I used to
catch more fish than anyone in my fami-
ly, but, after a while, I lost my patience
for fishing. The very act of sitting there
on the river or creek bank and waiting
(and waiting and waiting and waiting)
for a fish to come by and bite the worm
on my hook, while yellow flies and red
bugs bite me became torture for me. I re-
alized then that I didn't have the pa-
tience to fish any longer. I probably ru-
ined my parents' fishing vacations be-

cause of
my dis-
.. ..t ~~ i like for
cobs Ladder, :
".. -fishing
and as
Jacob Bembry an adult
Columnist t :. I regret
that to
and Daddy. I should have just been long-
suffering and grinned and bared it and
cried because of the red bugs in my own
private world later.
As an adult, I don't like to fish. I
don't have to go fishing if I don't want
to. If you want to go fishing, more pow-
er to you. I hope that you catch a lot of
fish or if you just want to sit there pa-
tiently and you like doing it, go ahead
and do it. I'm sure it's a lot of fun for
you. I'm an adult and,I don't have to go
Don't pray for patience for me..I can
learn on my own. If I lose my patience, I
will just have to go in my own private
world and cry about my red bugs alone.
Better yet, I will talk over what's
happening with God and I know that He
will give me the peace that I need.

Finally, after about a
month of sleepless nights,
stress, planning and
preparing for road trips,
Thanksgiving dinner, an-
niversaries, birthdays, and
a company Christmas par-
ty, it is over at last. All in
all, everything went very
well with the exception of
a few problems along the
way I survived, and I, for
one, am ready to find my
peace. Of course I trust
that the rest of the Christ-
.mas festivities will be en-
joyable and less stressful
as they are already
planned and I'm ready for
the New Year.
I know there is one
place that I can find it now
that my mind is not work-
ing overtime. For me, it's a:
beautiful morning or early
evening, sitting on my
screen porch, drinking my
coffee, and watching sever-
al birds of different colors
and sizes landing in my
trees and gardens, feeding

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YOU Krnow, I

at the feeders.
With my hearing prob-
lem, I can't always hear
their songs. Although
sometimes when a lot of
them sing together, high-
pitched, I can enjoy all of
the beautiful music. This
is very relaxing, I only
wish I could hear more. I
have one faithful friend; a
Carolina wren. She is the
only one I've seen like that.
I believe she is nesting in
my rafters inside my
porch. She comes inside
the porch often and usual-
ly feeds when she is almost
I truly enjoy having a
front row seat to witness
all of: this God-given na-
ture. Beyond the birds and
feeders, I enjoy the antics
of the baby goats in our
pasture; this is sometimes,
entertainment in itself.
They are so cute when
they're little. The back-
drop of my whole picture
.used to be the pond across
the road. Due to this year's
dry spell, the water has
mostly dried up, buti hhve
faith that it will come back,:,
to add more, beauty to my
As the cooler weather
is arriving, I expect more

of my feathered friends to
return in numbers to feed
here for the winter
months. I have birds feed-
ing here all year, but when
the winter arrives, so do
my winter- visitors. The
feed bill gets bigger, but
the price is worth the plea-
sure that adds to my peace
and serenity
It's sad that many peo-
ple in this country don't
take the time for them-
selves and slow down
enough to enjoy all things
that God has given them
each day. I know everybody
can get busy and lost in the
monotony of everyday life
(I for one am guilty of
this). Lately, I have decided
to take some "ME" time, to
breathe-relax-and clear my
We all have, and de-
serve, a front row seat to
view the world, hear the
sounds, and smell the flow-
Slow down and find a
way to capture some time
for yourself. It's free and
comes with a guarantee to
make you feel better as
you notice the little things
that pass you by, such as
birds, butterflies, flowers,
trees, a pleasant breeze,
sunrise, sunsets, and rain-
Oh, yes, Paul and Emer-
ald, (the ones who replaced
my birdhouse with fuzzy
slippers, at the Company
Christmas party), no hard
feelings, I have decided to
hang my new fuzzy slippers
in the trees outside my
porch. Maybe if we have a
cold winter' this year, I
might witneig.my feathered
J1ie ad setting up house-
keeping in them. I'll hang
the pumice stone as well, as
it may make a good beak

TCbe MabiWson

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The Madison Enterprise-Recorder 3A

Make Your Holiday Season Green
Between Thanksgiving and New Year's approxi-
mately six million tons of waste are generated every
year. Carrying out our traditional celebrations has an
impact on our environment. In the interest of keeping
this holiday season green, Nebraska Extension has a
few ideas to keep the land fill contributions to a mini-
If you have parties or gatherings, try to use less dis-
posable utensils, plates napkins and tablecloths. It may
take team work to get the dishes washed, but you reduce
waste. Prepare food in quantities that minimize oven
use and donate extra food to a shelter.
Consider purchasing a potted tree to decorate and
plant it in your yard later or use an artificial tree. If you
buy a cut tree, reuse it as habitat for birds in the back-
yard for winter months. Hang feeders on the tree and
then grind it for mulch in the spring.
If it's time to purchase new lights,'consider using
light strands that are wired in parallel. These have sep-
arate circuitry so if one bulb blows out, the rest will
keep shining, and you won't have to throw out the entire
Make decorations out of natural materials such as
grapevine, dried flowers and herbs. These materials can
be composted in your back yard and not added to the
waste stream. Be creative and make tree ornaments out
of things you already have around the house.
To reduce your use of gas, consider shopping from
home either electronically or through catalogs. Plan
ahead, making a list will save time money and last-
minute shopping. When you do go out to purchase items
for your celebrations, consolidate shopping trips, Less
driving means less wasted gas and stress. You'll keep
money in your pocket and have more time for yourself.
When choosing a gift, look for durable, not over-
packaged, energy efficient items. Give gifts that help re-
duce environmental impacts such as house hold goods
like reusable cloth napkins, reusable canvas shopping
bags; educational items like nature books or member-
ships to museums are also good ideas.
For those of you who send holiday greetings, con-
sider sending post cards to save on postage, paper and
fenveltopbs.' E-mail is iagrowing form of communication;
-you write your holiday greeting and4-snd it electroni-
cally to relatives and friends. If you mail cards, think
about finding holiday cards made from recycled paper.
It takes a little planning, but thinking green this hol-
iday season will help the environment. You can cele-.
brate without increasing the amount of trash your fam-
ily contributes to the waste stream. For more ideas on
consumer issues, contact the Madison County Exten-
sion office.


cont. from page 1A
youth and adults of Madison with all available tools.
Harris discussed the intent to deliver applications and
arrange workshops to promote a $2,000 mini-grant that
is available to the entire community.
"We want everyone to participate in the mini-grants
program in order to support the goals of HPPI and this
coalition. I'll be getting out all the details and applica-
tions soon, at which time we can have a workshop to as-
sist anyone interested. We want the community, the me-
dia and the coalition leadership to form a strategic part-
nership to deliver these grants and other resources,"
Harris explained. For details and to obtain an applica-
tion, call HPPI Program Coordinator Bruce Smith, at
Among other planning tools, Harris brought the
coalition members a professional guidebook of infor-
mation designed to provide the type of critical data nec-
essary to steer policy, receive grants, and accurately
speak the "numbers" of the county when applicable.
The coalition is very well represented with an im-
pressive mix of officials, educators; professionals and
clergy The 2008 plan is clear and dynamic, while re-
maining sufficiently flexible to creatively deliver the
program. "With the mix of people in this room, we can
do anything," Wyche concluded.

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And the Angel said unto them, "Fear not: for behold, I
bring you good tidings ofgreat joy, which shall be to all peo-
ple. For unto you is born this dayin the city of David a Sav-
iour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall bea sign unto
you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes,
lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel
a multitude of the hea venlyhostpraising God, and saying,
Glory to God in the highest, and on earth, peace, good will
toward men." (Luke 2:10-14)
And Heaven's excitement was about the awesome plan
that was already birthed, even before the creation of the
earth. According to one of the contemporary Christian
authors, the excitement and praise of the angels the night
of Jesus' birth represented what was going on in Heaven.
Heaven was expecting great things to happen: Jesus was
born! Soon Jesus would take captivity captive and burst
hell wide open with His resurrection; then on the Day of
Pentecost, Heaven would pour itself out into the earth and
fulfill the thing Jesus came to win back for us. The Sav-
iour is born. "Glory to God in the Highest....Peace and
goodwill now in the earth....... promise fulfilled."
This is a message to you and to me from Heaven itself-
news so, exciting that the angels could hardly contain
themselves. They saw the salvation of mankind: Peace
and good will was released on the earth! The marvelous of-
fer had been given: Whosoever shall call upon the name of
theLord shall besaved. "(Romans 10:13).This was the birth
that changed everything... born in a manger....And what
is so special about Christmas? The author goes on to say,
it is that we, God's children, were the very focus of that
heavenly explosion of excitement! Reborn men and
women still continue to take the message and dominion of
God's great Love throughout the earth bringing every
blessing of His goodness to even the darkest corners of
this planet!
All can receive the peace and good will that the angels
talked about that night. God has good will toward us be-
cause of what Jesus has done.,Good tidings of great joy
are ours today because of the gift of Christ...His birth,
death and His resurrection. It was this glorious birth that
we celebrate in this marvelous season.
Please come and join us for any of our Christmas wor-
ship services at First United Methodist Church. Our
Christnas Chancel Choir'.un dertheeirection of Dr. Lynn
Corbin, will present.-~, ; htlsthigsi Can'tata entitled',4
WinterRose This will be held December 16. in the sanctu-
ary at 11:00. Everyone is invited. There will be no 8:30 ser-
Pastor Brian Sanderson has a full and exciting De-
cember schedule for the'youth of our Church. A new
Bible Study for the youth will be starting on Tuesday
nights. Please see Pastor Brian and sign up for this ad-
venture in experiencing God's grace. Also, Pastor Brian
reminds everyone that he, along with three youth from
our church, are joining others from our community for a
mission trip to Haiti in March. Your prayers and your fi-
nancial support for this great outreach are greatly needed
and appreciated. Please see Pastor Brian, or contact Mary
Helen Studebaker in our church office, for more informa-
tion or to make a donation. If you don't already have a
church home, please consider joining our youth to grow in
God's love as Pastor Brian offers great leadership and
many exciting opportunities to experience God's great
love in a warm Christian "family" atmosphere.
Three of our special youth are on the Cowboy football
team. They are: Bladen Gudz, Daniel Sanders and Will
Culpepper. We are extremely proud of them and every
one of their teammates! The Cowboys are now our State
Champions for 2007! We are,tremendously proud of the
yoith and also the many many adults who coach, train,
lead, minister to, and give time and great encouragement
while helping to shape the lives of these outstanding
youth. Thanks for all the hard work and dedication! Con-
gratulations to all our 2007 STATE CHAMPS!
As Julie Maultsby wrote in the Messengerthis month,
you will be incredibly blessed by signing up for Pastor
Bob's Disciple Bible Study which will be offered for thir-
ty-four weeks beginning in January It is a marvelous ad-
venture in faith and in growing in God's love as you study
God's word together with Bob and Tracit in a very special
group- setting each week. It is truly inspiring and life-
changing. The rewards are indescribable!
Please remember to pray for our troops and their fam-
ilies this Christmas season. Many boxes laden with gifts
of heartfelt love and appreciation have been sent from
our Church to them. Many have already received these
Christmas boxes and have sent their enormous thanks to
us for remembering them, praying for them, and for en-
couraging them. They richly deserve this tremendous
gratitude for their enormous sacrifices on behalf of
every one of us in our great country. They are all the
Pastor Bob, Traci, Pastor Brian and Faith, along with
the rest of our church family of First United Methodist
Church of Madison, wish you all a very Merry Christ-
mas! You are invited to our very meaningful Candlelight
Service, which will be held in our sanctuary on Christ-
mas Eve at 7 p.m. We will celebrate the birth of the One
whose name is called: Wonderful, Counsellor, The Mighty

God, The Everlasting God, The Prince of Peace...
"Glory to God in the Highest, Peace, Good Will to men
on earth!" That is our prayer in this most wonderful sea-

ON :, Thelma Thompson
,:P ,( Guest Columnist 7

"It's Beginning To Look

A Lot Like Christmas

Everywhere I Go -"
We're so thankful to our younger girls who have
been coming up most weekends since Thanksgiving to
help clean and decorate for Christmas now everything
is done except for cleaning the yard (which is carpeted in
a lovely triple layer of leaves!) They are supposed to
bring Vicki's leaf blower next trip we certainly appre-
ciate them.
We also wish to offer sincere thanks to Lee First Bap-
tist for the delicious Christmas dinner which was deliv-
ered to us on Saturday evening, the eighth baked ham,
turkey and dressing and all the trimmings. Thanks to
Tom Moore, to all the cooks and to the delivery team.
Lee Town Hall is really looking like Christmas, both
inside and out since the tree donated by Charles Webb
and Superior Trees, has been set up and decorated along
with the front of the Hall and inside. Thanks to Town
Hall staff and Debbie Davis, everything is ready for San-
ta Claus to arrive on Saturday evening the 15th, laden
with presents for all the good boys and girls and riding
on no, not the red-nosed Rudolph-led sleigh but Lee's
own Big Red the fire department's truck, which is com-
mandeered each December for a different and enjoy-
able errand of mercy Be sure not to miss this party!
'When you happen to see Marie McNicol, be siue to
congratulate her- she was chosen Communications Of-
ficer of the Year by the Florida Highway Patrol. Marie
has a record of exemplary service to this law enforce-
ment agency during her many years with them and the
honor is well-deserved.
Now, on a much sadder note, condolences are many
and sincere to the families of Martha Davis, Nancy Scar-
boro and Henry and Dot Thompson. Though we did not
know Martha on a personal basis, we did know what an
asset she was to her community and we knew Jimmy
and the boys rather well.
We did know Nancy quite well, having worked as the
Lee Librarian during the time she had the same position
in Greenville. Nancy was a real lady. As for Henry and
.Dot, nil enough can' be said on positive .nof it
those:.two they were wondetrfSRpiOV We eb up
with Dot and her siblings. We know personally that the
children of Elmore and Billy Vee Williams remained as
"salt of the earth' as their parents were. We even re-
member as a child playing with other children in
"Doad" Williams's yard, who had that same spirit.
Last, but not least, our letter of resignation to the
Lee Town Council follows and says it all:,

Dear Mayor, Town Manager and Lee Council Mem-
"The time has come, the walrus said, to talk of many
However, since I have already made public my inten-
tion to step down from my position on the council, the
only thing I've failed to do is to make that resignation of-
ficial this letter is intended to do just that.
I have thoroughly enjoyed the past 13 years plus all
those others after I came home to Lee. I'm certainly go-
ing to miss being a part of those who have worked so
hard to place Lee in the position of respect in which it
now stands. You bet I will!
My children have tried to talk me out of giving it up
for they know how much I enjoy what we do, but when
the time comes when one can no longer meet and talk
with constituents and get their ideas over a cup of cof-
fee, one can no longer be effective. When visits and
phone calls grow more and more infrequent, one has lost
touch with those he or she is supposed to be represent-
ing. And I have long passed that time. So I will "fold my
tent and silently slip away!"
But I leave you with one last thought to mull over.
I'm sure you will choose wisely when considering my re-
placement but think young. The fresh, innovative ideas
of youth, its rashness countered by the wisdom and ex-
perience of age can infuse the council's future with the
invigoration of new blood. (I know of one such person
perfect for that but, sadly, he's not available at this time.)
With respect, love and sincere wishes for your continued
success, I bid you a very fond farewell.,

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The Marketplace

Holds Grand Opening

By Tyrra B Meserve.
Greene Publishing Inc.
The Marketplace will
host its grand opening on
Saturday, Decemberl5 at
10a.m. All are invited to
come down and view the
store's selection of .home
decor, interior, kitchen-
ware, antiques, gift items,
and some vintage thrown
in for spice.
Cindy Poire, who not
only owns Madison An-
tique Market, but also put
together this year's first
annual Tour of Homes, is

quite the busy bee adding
The Marketplace to down-
town's list of unique
shops. Stunning seasonal-
ly decorated windows are
the first eye-catchers for
holiday shoppers, where
inside they will not be dis-
appointed with the sur-
prises in store.
"I found there's a mar-
ket for more moderately
priced items," Cindy says,
hanging twinkling bobbles
from the newly painted
ceiling. Fluttering around,
putting on the finishing

touches, she has a right to
be proud. The Marketplac
is a must see for all Chrisi
mas shoppers for there i
truly a collection of jus
about everything.
The Poires are origi
nally from Sarasota, join
ing the growing list o
Madisonites after owning
hunting property, the]
falling in love with' the
area as so many do.'
"The more we came
the more we liked it." She
stated, expressing the
same appreciation for
Madison's innate splendor
that so many have come to
adore. Third year resi
dents now, Cindy, her hus
band and their son, are
more than just residents
they are relations of heart
contributing to the corn
munity in so many ways.
Join The Marketplace
when it opens its doors Sat
morning, at 249 SW Range
Ave. With such a selection
it will definitely be a trea
for the Holiday eyes.






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cont from page 1A

The Madison Forestry Supervisor Elijah Terrell
said that things were good and getting better. He then
introduced Jim Fleming, the new Senior Forester, who
gave a detailed account of current conditions. Notable
points included that only 374 acres had been lost this
past year and that the Forest Stewardship Plan had been
very well received.
The last few items included a warning of pending
state legislation regarding limitations on the use of in-
ternal county staff and equipment on some projects, in-
stead shifting these operations to outside contractors.
County engineers are strongly opposed, and urged the
commission to use their influence to ask state legisla-
tors to kill the bill.
The commission concluded with a vote to adopt and
promote a prescription drug card program that will be
made available to'all county residents. The drug card
has several attractive features and may be used in con-
junction with some other programs. It is offered
through the National Association of Counties (NACo)
and details will soon be put on the county website at

COWB cont from page 1A

, enrollment of the institution. The Cowboys are in Di-
Svision 2A, with Division 6A being the larger schools.
S In the playoffs, the Cowboys dominated from the
first snap against Marianna to the last snap against a be-
e fuddled Tampa Catholic.
Madison County scored a whopping 157 points in the
e playoffs against their opponents 33. What this equates
n to is a team that is firing on all cylinders. A powerful of-
t fense, complemented by a stubborn defense. A team that
is a dynamic testimonial that emphasizes the results of
a team being focused, persistent, trained,, dedicated and
with excellent leadership., : !:,
Now, it's up to the fans to show the Cowboys what
they can do.
The Madison' County High School Booster Club is
faced with the task of raising approximately $15,000 to
buy each and every player and coach of the champi-
onship team a Florida State Championship Ring.
These young players and their coaches have given the
county a memory of a special season that will last us a
lifetime. Now it's the community's turn to give them a
something that will last a lifetime.
A special bank account has been established at the
Madison County Community Bank. It is called the
Madison County High School Booster Club Awards Ac-
count. Fans should go by and donate what they can,
when they can, as often as they can.
Those donating $100 or more will have their name
placed on a plaque that will be placed beside the Cham-
pionship Trophy at the school. In addition, those donat-
ing $100 or more will have their name featured on a page
in the team program for each home game of the 2008 sea-
The goal is to have the monies raised before the
team's awards banquet, which is tentatively scheduled
for January 21, 2008.
If every one of the 3,000 people who went and en-
joyed the championship game in Orlando gave just $5,
the goal would be met in no time. If every one of the
7,000 people that filled the stands at each game gave $5,
the Booster Club would have a reserve, for next year
Don't just think about donating, do it.
Next Friday, December 21, fans will have another op-
portunity to meet the Cowboys and to contribute to the
championship ring drive.
The Cowboys will be honored with a Fan Day with
the Cowboys arriving at 3:00 p.m. at the Madison Coun-
ty Courthouse.
However, the MCHS Booster Club will start at noon
selling hot dogs or sausage dogs with a drink for just $3,
championship t-shirts will be available for $15 and a
DVD of the Cowboy highlights of the 2007 season will be
on sale for $10.
A special silent auction will include autographed
footballs signed by Tim Tebow, Urban Meyer, Bobby
Bowden, Warrick Dunn and Champ Bailey All proceeds
from the sale of food, shirts, DVDs and footballs will go
toward purchasing the rings
Greene Publishing, Inc. will publish a special section
in next week's Madison Enterprise-Recorder on the Cow-
boys' championship season.

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Tejuana Trenee
Laster-Possession of
drug paraphernalia,
possession of marijua-
na less than 20 grams,
introduction of a con-
Ricky Austin Lyons,
Jr.-VOP (circuit)
Jerome Davis-Petit
David George En-
riquez-VOP (circuit)
Stephen Daniel
Clark-Possession of
marijuana less than 20
grams, possession of
drug paraphernalia
Alexander Basquec
Ramirez-Driving while
license suspended re-
voked or cancelled, pos-
session of marijuana
less 'than 20 grams, pos-
session of drug para-
Eddie Lee Wilson-Vi-
olation of domestic vio-:
lence injunction
Devin Vashawn.
Alexander-VOP (c6i cu it)
,,. Che Glen,- 0asteel-
,VOP (circuit)
Franklin Keith Red-
ding-Disorderly conduct
Frederick Dywayne
'Jones-Criminal mis-
chief, domestic vio-
SCraig Lamar
Solomon-VOP (circuit)
Gregorio Luna
Cortes-Failure to appear
Markita Sheree
Magwood-Possession of
marijuana less than 20
Endia Cecilia Wal-
ton-Possession of mari-
juana less than 20 grams
Nicholas Deshawn
Cherry-Failure to ap-
O'Brien Calvin
Robinson-Failure to ap-
pear (pre-trial)
Frank James Terry-
Domestic violence (bat-
John Allen Wood-
Domestic vio-
Alphenia Lengre
Reddick-Driving while
license suspended (ha-
bitual offender)
James Dale Drig-
gers-Criminal registra-
Harvey Oliver
Hampton-Possession of
drug paraphernalia, ob-
struction by disguise
Issac Charles Coop-
er-Attaching a tag not
Alphenia Lengre
Reddick-VOP (circuit)
Issac Charles Coop-
er-VOP (circuit)
Shelton Decon
Sanders-VOP (circuit)
Sherry Lin Russell-
VOP (circuit)
Jacob Wesley Bird-
well-Grand theft, bur-
Thomas Richard
Cooper-Contempt of
court (non-support)
Kevin Leon Bell, Sr.-
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December 15
Birding Walk at the Suwannee River State Park will
meet at 8 a.m. on December 15, 2007, at the Ranger Sta-
tion in the Suwannee River State Park, 13 miles west of
Live Oak on US 90. There.is an entrance fee to the park.
The walk will take place on trails within the park. For
more details: Contact: Beth and Walter Schoenfelder at
(850) 971-5354. wbs@surfbest.net.
December 18
The Greater Greenvile Area Health Support Group
will be meeting Tuesday, December 18, 2007, at the
Greenville Public Library. The topic will be "Health Tips
and Recipes for the Holidays." The session will begin at
11 a.m. For more information, please call Bonnie Math-
is at (850) 342-0170 ext. 207. This is a free service of Jef-
ferson and Madison' County Health Departments and
Greenville Public Library
December 18
The Madison County Excel Alternative School's
P.T.O., Faculty, Staff, Students and Community Members
will be performing on Tuesday, December 18, 2007, at 6
p.m., at the North Florida Community College Fine Arts
Building. A $5.00 donation will be asked for each ticket.
House of Representative Curtis Richardson of Tallahas-
see will be the Master of Ceremony For more informa-
tion, please call Ms. Valerie Thomas at (850) 973-5054 ext.
December 20
The Madison County Health Support Group will be
meeting Thursday, December 20, 2007, at the Madison
Public Library The class begins at 11:45 a.m. For more.
information, please contact Bonnie Mathis at (850) 342-
Every Tuesday Saturday
The Diamonds in the Ruff Adoption Program at the
Suwannee Valley Humane Society is open every Tues-,
day through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It is located
on 1156 S.E 'Bisbee Loop Madison FL, 32340. For a
healthy lifestyle, adopt an animal and they will make
your life more fulfilled. For more information or direc-
tions call (866) 236-7812 or (850) 971-9904.


F.M. Guess

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201 South Lee Street
Valdosta, Georgia 31601

Hazel Da llas Walker,
88, of Madison, passed
away early Monday morn-
ing; December 10, 2007.
Funeral services will
be held Saturday, Decem-
ber 15, 2007, at 11 a.m. at
New Testament Christian
Center in Madison, and
burial will follow at
Corinth Cemetery in Lee.
The family will receive
friends Friday, December
14, from 6-8 p.m., at Beggs
Funeral Home in Madison,
A resident of Madison
for the past 44 years, she
was born on December 14
to Grady and Nannie Dal-
las of Philadelphia, Miss.
,She attended and received-
degrees from: Mississippi
Southern University and
Louisiana State University,
where she received a mas-
ter's degree in Mathemat-
ics, after receiving a Na-
tional Science Foundation
After teaching in the
public school in Menden-
hall, Mississippi for a
number. of years, she,.
along 'With' hetr husbat'd,
taught Mathematics at
North Florida Junior Col-
lege in Madison for 18
years. While there, she was
an active sponsor of Phi
Theta Kappa and. the Bap-
tist Student Union, accom-
panying students to na-
tional conferences.
'After her retirement,
she traveled extensively
with her husband. They
belonged to and traveled
with the Big Bend
Airstream Club for fifteen
years. She was also an avid
gardener and was a mem-
ber of First Baptist
Church in Madison.
She' is survived by her
husband of 67 years,
James T. Walker of Madi-
son; four children, James
Dallas Walker of Carefree,
Ariz., Lynda Cast of Shali-
mar, Elaine Doyle (Pat) of
Lee and Susan Crotts (Ed)
of Forest City, N.C.; one
brother, Norman Dallas
(Delores) of Collinsville,
Miss.; one sister, Betty Ann
Broome of Brandon, Miss.;
a number of nieces and
nephews; 13 grandchil-
dren; and 11 great-grand-
Condolences may be
conveyed online at pat-

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Vanderbilt T. Alexan-
der, 91, of 5761 Begonia
Road in Jacksonville died
on Tuesday, December 4,
2007 in Ft. Lauderdale.
Alexander was a na-
tive ,of- Jefferson County
and .had lived in Jack-
sonville for more than 60
years. He was retired from
Flowers (Sunbeam) Bak-
ing Company where he,
had worked as a truck dri-
ver and as a mechanic for
more than 35 years.
A true family man, Mr.
Alexander was preceded
in death by his beloved
wife, Helen Foster Alexan-
der, on April 21, 2006. Mr.
Alexander leaves to mourn
his passing, and to honor
his legacy, his two sons,
Larry (Pat) Alexander and
Dwight Alexander of Jack-
sonville; four daughters.
Janie A. Bender of Jack-
sonville, Linda A. Sapp
and Carolyn A. Barney, all
of Ft. Lauderdale and
Karen A. Simmons of Bre-
merton, Washington; one
brother, John E. Alexander
of Madison, and two sis-
ters, Gladys A. Ross and
Jessie A. Snypes, both of
Hartford, Connecticut; 14-
grandchildren, 14 great-
grandchildren, two great-
great-grandchildren, along.
with a host of nieces,
nephews, and other rela-
tives and friends.
Public viewing-visita-
tion for Mr. Alexander will
be held on Friday, Decem-
ber 14, from 5 p.m. 8 p.m.
at J. E. Fralin and Sons 904-
294-9400, 5065 Soutel Drive,
Graveside services will
be at noon on Saturday De-
cember 15, at the Alexan-
der Family Cemetery in
Greenville, FL.
A. L. Hall Funeral Di-
rectors, Inc., dba Tillman
Funeral Home 850-997-5553
in Monticello, is in charge
of arrangements.


Frank Shaffer, 73,
passed away Wednesday,
December 5, 2007 at his
home in West Des Moines,
Iowa. Funeral services will
be 2 p.m. Saturday at Beau-
tiful Savior Lutheran
Further services and
biu'ial will be held at East
Lawn Memorial Gardens
in Bloomington, Il.
He is formerly of Talla-
hassee and Madison.
The caption under his
picture in his Normal
Community High School
yearbook read: "It's a plea-
sure to know him." That
pretty accurately states
the feelings of all who have
had the opportunity to do
so throughout his life.
Frank was born in.
Bloomington, Ill. on No-
vember 11,41934 to Carl and.
Dora (Houser) Shaffer. Fol-
lowing high school, Frank
served in the U.S. Army. He
retired in 1996 from I.B.M.
after 40 years of service,
::where he received, seven
I.B.M. "Means Service"
Awards. Frank and Kay
have made their home in
West Des Moines the past
four years. Previous to
that, they lived in Cherry
Frank is survived by
his wife, Kay Shaffer; two
sons, Carl Preston (Mary)
Shaffer of Columbus, Ind.
and Christopher Colin
(Cindy) Shaffer of Grimes,
Iowa; stepdaughter, Lynne
Denise (Barry) Doner-
Lotenberg of 'Arlington,
Va.; four grandchildren;
three step-grandchildren
and a sister, Mary (Alvii)
Timler of Bloomington, Ill.
He was preceded in death
by his parents.
In lieu of flowers,
memorials may be made to
Beautiful Savior Lutheran
Church, 8051 E.P. True
Parkway, West Des Moines,
Iowa 50266, Hospice of
Central Iowa, 401 Railroad
Place, West Des Moines,
50265 or a charity of the
donor's choice.

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December 13, 1957
Mr. and Mrs. John
Thigpen are attending
the marriage of their
son, Jackie L. Thigpen, to
Miss Connie Faye Ger-
ald, which takes place
this Saturday at the Im-
manuel Methodist
Church in Crisfield.
Mr. and Mrs.
Franklin Carroll an-
nounce the birth of a
son, Franklin Carroll,
Jr., born December 3.He
weighed eight pounds, 13
Mrs. E.G. Crosby was
honored with a stork
shower Friday night at
the home of Mrs. John
Thigpen. Decorationis
were in Christmas col-
ors. Mrs. Crosby received
many lovely gifts.
December 15, 1967
Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie
Smith and children are
now living in the Priest
house on U.S. 90. Their
daughter, Miss Helen
Smith, is at home from
Mr. and Mrs; Terry
Smith of New Brockton,
Ala., spent the weekend
here with her mother,
Mrs. George Gandy
Mrs. Charles Sparks
of Greenville, a recent
bride, was feted at a mis-
cellaneous bridal shower
Friday evening, held. in
the Women's Club. Host-
esses for the enjoyable
party were Mrs. Royce
Davis, Mrs. Joe Reams.
Jr., Mrs. Frank Morgan,
Jr. and Miss Gail McLeod
December 16, 1977
Mr. and Mrs. Barney
Byington will celebrate
their golden wedding-an'
niversary at the"
Greenville Women's
Club. A reception is be-
ing given by their chil-
dren and all friends and
relatives are invited to at-
Francis Williams has
been promoted and
transferred to Group De-
partment, Tampa office,
of Travelers Insurance
Company He was for-
merly in the Atlanta of-
fice. Mr. Williams, whose
mother, Mrs. Alice C.
Williams and sister, Mrs.
Bess Maxwell, live in
Madison, has been with
Travelers since he gradu-
ated from college.
Marine Lance Corpo-
ral Richard K. Williams,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Her-
mon T. Williams of Route
2 Box 420, Madison, has
been promoted to his pre-
sent rank while serving
at the Marine Corps Heli-
copter Air Station, Santa
Ana, Calif. A 1976 gradu-
ate of Madison County
High School, he joined
the Marine Corps in Sep-
tember 1976.




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New Restaurant Brings New Flavors

o Madison Count

I ." The New "Beulah Land Farms" is a Triplex of Retail Services I

One of the many invited
dignitaries attending the
event was Tim Sanders,
Clerk of the County Court.
Note the size of the dish!
Py Ted C. Ensminger
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Madison County resi-
dents are in for a wonder-
ful new experience as they
take advantage of the
three new businesses op-
erating under the umbrel-
la banner of "Beulah Land
Farms." Located on U.S.
Highway 90, just about five
miles east of Madison, the
three businesses, Sincere-
ly Jamaican Restaurant,
Elegant Consignments
and DP's Automotive, are
the result of several years
of hard work, persistence
and prayers answered.
A family affair, Beulah
L:nd Farms showcases
the efforts of Carol Jean
Parke, Owner Manager,
Sincerely Jamaican; Elise
Dawkins, Owner Manag-
er of Elegant Consign-
ments; and Milverton
Dawkins. Owner Manag-
P,; PP's Automotive.
S.,W- On Thursday, Decem-
ir 6, officials from Madi-
son County, the City, of
Madison, the City of Lee,
and the. Madison County
Chamber of Commerce,
along with dozens of spe-
cial friends and guests, re-
c. :ived a complimentary
ti ur of the triplex and an
opportunity to meet the
omvners and enjoy deli-
cious Jamaican cuisine.
Elise Dawkins started
the ceremonies by explain-
ing to the audience of
about 50 people how the
family arrived in Madison
County from southeast
Florida. They had been
searching for a special
area to settle where they
could feel at peace with
the land, their neighbors

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Ted Ensminger, December 6, 2007
The ribbon cuttings were a family affair as ribbons were cut for each of the three businesses. Here, Carol Jean
Parke "cuts" the ribbon celebrating the opening of her "Sincerely Jamaican" restaurant.

and the community Madi-
son County was their
The name "Beulah
Land Farms" refers to the
place in the Bible that was
once barren and without
fruit or a harvest of any
kind, but, after people who
followed the word of the
Lord began to work the
land, it began to produce a
bounty of goodsfor all in-
volved. "Beulah Land" is
also another way of refer-
ring to Heaven.
Dawkins then turned
the introductions over to
Madison County Commis-
sioner Alfred Martin, who
in turn, introduced Pastor
Pat Doyle of New Testa-
ment Christian Center,
who led the invocation.
Virtually every guest
was taken aback by the

ambience of the surround-
ings at the three business-
es. A riesiufaced parking
area leads to the arched
entry, which takes one
past the small waterfall
and the gazebo / outside
dining area. As guests en-
ter the restaurant, they
first notice an attractive
gift shop area positioned
on the right side of the
building. Continuing to
the left, guests make their!
way to the serving area
and the main dining room.
The entire facility is hand-
Elegant Consignments
,houses many items that
are in "like-new" condi-
tion and welcomes con-
signment items as well as
furniture, clothing, knick-
knacks, jewelry, etc. "Like
new" condition is the key

Throughout the facili-
ty is the original artwork
of Milelise Dawkins, the
20-year-old :daughter of
Milverton and Elise
DP's Automotive is
named after the late Vic-
tor "DP" Dawkins, father
of Milverton Dawkins.
(Coincidentally, the ini-
tials also parallel the ini-
tials of Elise Parke
Dawkins, wife of Milver-
ton.) DP's Automotive is
available for all types of
service work on both cars
and light trucks. Imagine
enjoying a delicious
lunch or dinner and some
shopping while one gets
their oil changed and the
tires rotated. Not bad,
Perhaps saving the
best for last, Sincerely Ja-

maican Restaurant is a
pleasure to behold.
Tastefully decorated With'
an "island theme, the
restaurant offers exquis-
ite Jamaican fare, expert-
ly prepared. Each guest
interviewed raved about
the splendid taste offered
up at the VIP Grand
Opening and, if people
cleaning their plates is
an indication of how peo-
ple enjoyed the food, the
Sincerely Jamaican
Restaurant has hit a
home run.
The food served last
Thursday was on the
spicy side but not really
hot. And the spices did
not overwhelm, just en-
hanced. A large selec-
tion of exotic pork,
chicken and beef entrees,
along with several deli-

Teresa Stalvey is
caught in the act, enjoying
a sampling of the delicious
and unique cuisine offered
up at "Simply Jamaican."
cious sides, including red
beans and rice, were fol-
lowed with what felt like
a dozen different
Nobody left hungry
or disappointed.
Other international
foods, as well as classic
American cuisine, will
be served daily. Each day
the menu will change
and will feature special
entrees served cafeteria
style. In addition, cus-
tomers. can order special
items or other items list-
ed on the menu and a call
ahead for the 'to go"
menu is just what the
doctor ordered for those
wishing to pick up lunch
or dinner on the run.
The three businesses
held their official grand
opening for the public on
Saturday, November 8, of-
fering tours of the com-
plete facility, live music
and complimnentarl ':am-
plings of the delicious
food, beverages and
Beulah Land Farms
is located at 6073 East US
90 and has a Lee mailing
address. The hours of
operation are Tuesday
through Thursday, 10:30
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By Tyrra Meserve
Greene Publishing Inc.
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partnered up with
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Big Bend Community
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off for children in need
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Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Michael Curtis, December 7, 2007
Madison Garden Club members Linda Gibson, Inda Tinney, Betty Manzak, Rosie Leggett, Joyce Primm, Annette
King, Geraldine Killingsworth and-Carla Rooks recite a moving poem about friendship.

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During the eight-week program, Dietz corn-
pleted a variety of training which included
Classroom study and practical instruction on
naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water
safety and survival, and shipboard and air-
craft safety. An emphasis was also placed on
physical fitness.
The capstone event of boot camp is "Bat-
tie Stations". This exercise gives recruits the
skills and confidence they need to succeed in
the fleet. "Battle Stations" is designed to gal-
vanize the basic warrior
attributes of. sacrifice, dedication, teamwork
and endurance in each recruit through the .
practical application of basic Navy skills and .
core values of Honor, Courage and Commit- '.
ment. Its distinctly "Navy" flavor was de- x
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The December 6 meet-
ing of the Madison Gar-
den Club was in full
bloom. From acknowledg-
ing many jobs well done,
to a very festive raffle, the
meeting was engaging
from the moment : it
opened to the moment it
President Mina Blood-
worth called the meeting
to order, briefly introduc-
ing a few guests, then
turning things over to sev-
en members who. one by
one read subsequent pas-
sages from a very moving
poem about friendship.
Based on the warm and
playful interaction be-
tween them, it was appar-
ent that the poem very
much applied to them as
One of the early high-
lights of the meeting was a
report given by Eli Curl
and Alan Register, both in
third grade, who were se-
lected for a trip to Wekiva
Springs National Park
sponsored by the garden
Club. The report included
a poster boatd with pic-
tures of'the two boys dur-
ing the numerous adven-
tures during the vacation.
"We saw a black bear
on our first day," Curl ex-
claimed. "We also saw a
gopher tortoise, but I have
one of those in my yard,"
he added' to the amuse-
ment of the listeners. Fol-
lowing their report, both
Alan and Eli were thrilled
being told they could 'go
back again on behalf of
the club. Alan is home
schooled and Eli is a stu-
dent at Madison County
Central School.
The club then broke
for a delicious fish lunch
with great sides and a
number of sinfully good
desserts. Jeff Bloodworth,
who is also a member,
catered the lunch. As an
aside, the club is mostly

women, although interest-
ed men are stroilgly urged
to be part of the club.
The group listened to a
quick rundown of the
minutes from two prior
meetings. There were a
couple highlights. Mary K
Bloom was recognized for
having the" Yard of the
Month, and membership
increased from 49 to 71
New business included
recognition of Katherine
Cassidy for her efforts in
decorating two of the
rooms in this year's "Man-
sion" Christmas show-
case. Praise was quickly
returned to Bloodworth
for her efforts at the Man-
sion as well. The Madison
Garden Club sponsored
two rooms this year and
there are signs noting the
same in each room.
Locally, the club has
volunteered to sponsor, or-
ganize and deliver a Ju-
nior Garden Club at
Greenville Elementary
School. Organizer Rebec-
ca Miller is heading up the
group who -will instruct
kindergarteners on mak-
ing dried flower arrange-
ments that will be donated
to local nursing homes.
Fifth graders are making
fresh flower arrangements
in milk cartons. Member-
ship and the public are
urged to participate.
The fun and excite-
ment of the meeting was.
really taken to the ntt
level during the raffle
drawing for the 32" Vizio
LCD HDTV television.
Winner Sarah Hubbard
was absolutely floored
when her name was
called, having earlier told
Bloodworth how much she
needed to win because her
TV was on its last leg.
The meeting conclud-
ed with an arrangement
workshop. Members and
guest were treated to the
flora, materials, and most
importantly the instruc-
tion, necessary to build a
holiday candle bouquet.
Sarah Adams led the
workshop, providing a
hands-on demonstration
of the proper preparation
and assembly of the bou-
quet. This reporter would
like to give extra thanks to
Terri Rykard on behalf of
Greene Publishing, Inc., for
her assistance with com-
pleting our bouquet,
which was beautifully

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Michael Curtis, December 7,2007
Eli Curl and Alan Register gave a report of their trip
to Wekiva Springs sponsored by the Garden Club.

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Michael Curtis, December 7, 2007
Madison Garden Club President, Mina Bloodworth,
and District Director, Marion Dunn, celebrate the joy of
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Happenings At First Baptist Church Of Madison

By Nell Dobbs
Another busy week and weekend
with a beautifully decorated church.
Thanks to those who made it so. Many
different colored poinsettias (one for me
by C.D., Sue, Lewis and one by Jimmy
and Hilda and such a surprise for my
80th birthday and thanks for all of the
wishes. Also, for Gail Spurlock and Ed-
die Richie (not present).
Geoff Hill gave the welcome. Elias
Paulk and the youth lit the Bethlehem
Candle. Amy Robinson, with Hunter, the,
oldest of the three, amazed us and
touched us as they sang a medley of
Christmas songs! How beautiful!
Brett Frakes, Deacon of the Week,
gave the offertory prayer. Bobbi Crafton,
on flute, and Liane Wakefield, on piano,
blessed us with the offertory The choir
sang "Breath of Heaven." The message
was "Bethlehem and Beyond," the many
references in the Old Testament. (David
wanted a drink of water from there and
three soldiers risked their lives to get it
for him, but he wouldn't drink it be-

cause they had gotten it at great risk.) In
the New Testament, Jesus was born
there sorrow over the death of all ba-
bies two years older and under born
there and even important in today's
If I could I surely would give a word
of thanks to all those who have done
good things and are doing good things in
our county, community, schools, church-
es, homes and even around the world.
Mrs. Patricia, Room 105 in Lake Park
wished that she had a large print New
Testament that she could hold and read.
I called Mr. and Mrs. Searcy, who are so
involved with the Gideons and she said
they no longer are allowed to place
Bibles or New Testaments in the rooms
but may if someone asks for one and if
the nursing staff goes into the room
with them. That is so sad and unbeliev-
able. I was telling Oac's' retired teacher
friend, Marge of Woodside Church, and
she said she still has the New Testament
given her in third or fifth grade in
Michigan. She's still on dialysis after 33

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It's Me God!
Next week you will celebrate Christmas. Will
you, however, take the time to reflect on the true t
meaning of this glorious holiday? : '
Sadly, Christmas has become a time of crass com-
mercialism. Santa Claus has replaced the Christ Child,

my Son, who was

born to save you from'your sins.
SBecause of His birth, and His ultimate sacrifice on the cross, you have
the promise of eternal life in Heaven.
Take the time this year to be thankful for the gift of Christ to the world.
Celebrate His birth. Worship together with family and friends. That is the
true meaning of this special day.
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years. Special thanks to all who cared
for Marjell at Lake Park. This curtailing
of religious freedom was brought out by
Robin Peavy as he preached recently for
us and that's hard to believe, too.
Talking of Lake Park, Eula Donald-
son came to visit Marjell and, though we
are neighbors, we have not known her
well, .but we have come to love and ap-
preciate her for she is good and caring.
She helps Ethel Hammock, now at
Hughey Center and losing her sight. She
is also a special friend and did inventory
in schools and is a loving, caring believ-
er. Bless her. One day, Eula Called and
asked if she could bring some of her
family to see us. We had such a good vis-
it. Dorothy, her sister-in-law (Joe, her
husband) of Wilmington, Delaware
worked 38 or 39 years with Sun Oil
where Marjell worked 25, years. Her sec-
ond cousin, Lucille Givens of,Lake City,
worked at the VA Hospital, there, saw
Bruce Davenport there. He's been gone
over 20 years, said his brother Beryl
Davenport lay in state (killed in World
War II) at Uncle Tom and Aunt Lou
Sampson's home one niglit (wants some
sassafrass bushes); Cubit and Carlena
Donaldson are 'her parents; Dorothy
Hicks of Quincy, whose dad was Wade
Sampson. Eula's parents were D.J. and
Ada Edwards. We have known all these
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bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither: and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. -Psalms 1:1-3

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Wednesday Bible Study.. .......... .... ..7:00 p.m. wednesday Evening r Srice. 7:00 p.m.orship Service......11:00 a.m.
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Evening Worship .5:30 p'.m Sunday Evening Worship 7:10 p.m. Sunday School For All Ages....................9:45 a.m.
Wednesdayy Bible Study 7:30 p.m. Sunday Pre-school. Students, and Sunday Morning Worship 11:00 a.m.
SAdults Choir Rehearsals :30 p.m. Wed. Fellowship Supper/Bible Study........6:00 p.m.
Reapers Of The Harvest Church WednesdaN Pre-school children. Youth Groups Ist 12th Grades................6:30 p.m.
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SCatholi Church Multiple Weekh Bible Srdies/Aciiuies Wed. Night Bible Study 7:00 p.m.
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for a day of fun and giving!
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available at the Customer Service Desk and must be purchased in
12pm Little Tikes Toy Gireaway
Register to win a special Little Tikes toy dozens will be given away!
Make a purchase now through Dec. 15 at JC Penney, Hallmark or
Chick-fil-A and show your receipt on the 15th to get an entry form. Or
complete the form below and return it to the mall on the 15th. The toy
giveaway begins at noon must be present to win. One entry per person.
One winner per household. Toys are on display in Santa Land across from
Tree of Giving, now through Dec. 15
Fulfill a wish for a local child with the Tree of Giving supporting the
Children's Advocacy Center and other local organizations. Trees are on
display in Santa Land across from Belk. The Quota Club will be on-site
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6xcnonillc Countt Christmas

Friday, December 14, 2007

Wishes A Very
Merry Country
Christmas To Its

We.Wish You

AMerry r

Tam Sanders
Clek of the Cirult Ccirt
Madison County, 5c~i~

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Kinsley. December 8, 2007
Judy Barker, left, an annual vendor (from Adel, Ga.), donated a blanket to Steve
Anger's family in Agner's memory. Pictured with Barker's family are Steve's father,
James Carroll Agner, Jr. and Steve's grandparents, Carroll Agner, Sr. and Kitty Agner.

Greene Publishing. Inc. Photo by Emerald Kinsley, December 8, 2007
SFamily and friends of Steve Agner were present at the dedication of the Public
Safety Center in Greenville to Agner. Agner was killed in a traffic crash, while working
as deputy sheriff, in 1998. Pictured front row, left to right: Merilina Kent, Carolyn Agn-
er, Carroll Agner, Sr., Kitty Agner, Charles Shinholser and former Sheriff Joe Peavy.
Middle row, left to right: Dan Herring, Leuna Kent, James C. Agner, Jr., Timothy Dennis,
Sr., and Wesley Ross. Back row, left to right; Kovacherich Arnold, Sheriff Pete Bucher
and Alphenia Reddick.'

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Kailee Morris, right, is all smiles as she accepts a
check she won for her Gingerbread House.

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David Driggers, left, is pictured With eight-year-old
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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to
our cherished friends and neighbors.
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The Spirit of Greenville "Freedom" float is pictured in the Country Christmas-Pa-

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The Saddles and Spurs 4-H Club rode in the Country Christmas Parade.

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Farmers and Merchants Bank was well-represented with a float in the Country
Christmas Parade.

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Jackson's Drug Store got into the Christmas spirit for the Country Christmas Parade.

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What You Can Do To Prevent Bullying

It's important to take a stand because
every day more than 160,000 students
miss school-not because of illness but due
to fear of being bullied.
"Bullying is a serious public health is-
sue that affects countless children and
adolescents every day," said Aaron Wal-
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"Bullying can be extremely painful and
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make sure that they are implementing a
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A newer form of bullying cyberbul-
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bully each other using the Internet, mo-
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It can involve sending mean text, e-
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pictures or messages about others in
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else's user name to spread rumors or lies.
One program has shown significant
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the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program
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among children in grades K-10.
The Bullying Prevention Institute
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t A welcome addition to tradition here in Madison,
t'e Historical Society's Tour of Homes, took place on
December 8, for the first time this year. A wonderful way
of setting off the holiday season, visitors were invited
to a tour of some of Madison's most prestigious homes
and historically significant sites.
The tour started out with tickets sold at Madison
Antique Market and Interiors, where a luncheon was
served. From there, guests had the option of walking or
riding either a horse-drawn carriage or horse-drawn
sleigh to the Wardlaw Smith Goza Mansion, City Hall

and Four Freedoms Wedding Chapel & Bed & Breakfast.
Three beautifully bedecked private homes belong-
ing to the Funk family, the Burnette family and the
Cucinella family also participated by opening their dec-
orated doors and playing-host to the holiday sightseers.
After the sun set, shopkeepers kept their wares on
display late, catching stragglers and serving them cook-
ies and hot cocoa. The evening lights and garlands could
not have been lovelier and many took advantage of the
carriage rides that were previously booked.
"The houses were absolutely gorgeous," said Cindy
Poire, tour coordinator.
The turnout of approximately 150 people exceeded

expectations for a first run and plans are already in the
works for next year. We're hoping to add a parade," she
stated, adding that Madison is one of the only towns
that doesn't have one yet. Next year's festivities will
take place in the evening, basing its theme on candle-
light. With all of Madison's characteristic buildings and
natural beauty, a prettier picture could not be painted.
A sincere "thank you" goes out to all who helped
plan and put together the Tour of Homes. Everyone
looks forward to the upcoming years event. A family cel-
ebration with shopping, sights and treats, it is definite-
ly an affair not to be missed. With something for every-
one, bring the kids, grab some friends and enjoy

In November 2005,
Greg and Mary Edwards
purchased their first new
home in Orlando. Greg, a
big rig mechanic, and
Mary, a receptionist,
thought their dream of
owning a home would nev-
er come true. With below
average credit scores their
financing options were
thin, but through a three-
year adjustable rate mort-
gage loan (ARM) they
were able to purchase the
home with noo money
down and an extremely'
good introductory interest
That was a common
'story baqk then, but now
the couple faces a sadly
more common story as
they come up on the end of
their introductory term.
Their interest rate hao
jumped almost two
points.: They're barely

able to pay for this
month's mortgage and
next three month's pay-
ment are looking grim.
They have the opportuni-
ty to refinance, but sadly
programs for sub-prime
borrowers no longer ex-
list.. With no.help in sight
and their rate starting to
climb they face a credit
damaging and emotional
scenario foreclosure.
They have now joined al-
most a half million home-
owners who as of last
quarter are facing foreclo-
sures. Even more so, the
numbers are growing.
Greg and Mary are
only fictional examples,
but their story is a reality
for thousands of Ameri-
cans. The growing num-
bers of fiJe,.o$sWiUes has
ca seN*; a '1Wpl"le effect -iT
the housing market which
has led to the closing of

To Avoid Foreclosure

more than 170 mortgage panies to change their
lenders, according to ..tune and they lowered the

Mortgageimplode.com, as
well as a glut in the Amer-
ican housing market and a
drop. in home prices.
What happened? Did any-
one see this coming? -How
can consumers be saved
from financial ruin? In
order to look ahead, let's
take a look back at the late
90s. :
In late 1999, Wall
Street rating services like
S&P and Moody's told in-
vestors that, securities
backed by sub-prime
mortgages carried mini-
mal risk. These investors
poured billions of dollars
into mortgage companies
who then aggressively
push mortgages on this
new class,.f homebuyers.
The ,iAortgge company
would then sell bundles of
mortgages (called Mort-
gage Back Securities -
MBS) to the secondary
market to raise more capi-
tal to continue their busi-
ness. The original mort-
gage companies made
great profits while in-
vestors experienced great
returns. This cycle conthi-.
ued for about six yea rs.
Fast forward to 2006.
Heavier than expected de-
faults caused rating com-

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ratings on sub-prime
Mortgage Back Securi-
ties. Home values started'
to drop, weakening in-
vestor confidence. Thus,
Wall Street stopped invest-
ing in mortgages, leaving
mortgage companies with
no market for the mort-
gages that they lent to
homebuyers. Then as in-
troductory rates began to
expire, thousands of
homeowners seeking to.
refinance begai default-
ing on their loans found
that mortgage programs
that were so plenteous a
few short years ago had
Why didn't anyone see
this coming? ,For those
Whose introductory rates
are about to expire here
are, five simple tips to
avoid defaulting on your
mortgages or, even worse,
enduring foreclosure.
Speak to your lender
Usually your best op-
portunity to avoid foreclo-:
sure is to contact your
current mortgage lender.
Your lender doesn't want
to own your home. Fore-
closure administration
and subsequent market-
ing costs to unload your
property will cost them
Your lender 'would:
rather work with you than
have your house on the
foreclosure market. Ask
them about forbearance,
reinstatement, payment
plans or loan modifica-
tions. It is estimated that
over 70% of homeowners
in default don't, talk to
their lender. Many
lenders are now creating
new programs targeted to
assisting homeowners in
financial ;distress. Call
them to determine your
Consult state and Fed-
eral foreclosure relief
While state govern-
ments scramble to catch
up with the rising foreclo-
sure rates, the Depart-
ment of Housing and Ur-
ban Development's (HUD)
Federal Housing Adminis-
tration has set up a web-
site offering helpful ad-
vice to consumers trying
to avoid foreclosures,
osure/index.cfm. You can
also call HUD's foreclo-
sure hotline at (800) 569-
4287. State organizations
also have hotlines to help
alleviate foreclosures in-
cluding Florida's Con-
sumer Credit Counseling
Service: (800) 741-7040.
Utilize credit counsel-
ing services
Credit counseling ser-
vices have the power to ne-
gotiate with your mort-
gage holder to help allevi-

ate your debt. In most ma-
jor cities, HUD-sanctioned
housing credit counselors
are also available to talk
to homeowners about
their options during fore-
c 1 o s u r e ,
es/hsg/sfh/hcc/hcs.cfm. I
only advise credit coun-
selors as a last resort. but
in today's market this
might be an option for
many people.
But be warned. some
counseling' services may
be fraudulent. Don't sign
anything without consult-
ing your attorney Many
scams literally have
homeowners sign their
.houses away without pay-
ing. off their original
mortgage. In all cases,
check with our local BBB
representative to see if a
company is fraudulent or
Don't be too proud
Can you honestly af-
ford to keep this house?
You may just have to sell
and start over. Each per-
son's situation is differ-
ent, so talk to a financial

advisor about' your per-
sonal situation. Most im-
portantly be as truthful as
possible when talking to
your mortgage company,
lender, bank, program or
service. They can only
help you as far as the in-
formation you give them.
Lower your closing
When refinancing af-
ter or during foreclosure
don't forget to shop
around for savings on title
and settlement services.
You can google title insur-
ance and choose from
companies that can help
you find the lowest cost.
You can save hundreds of
dollars in closing costs
that you can use to allevi-
ate some of your financial
In conclusion, never
be afraid to be proactive in
foreclosure process. You
may have just missed a
payment or your interest
rate recently adjusted.
Don't lose heart. If you
follow some of'these sug-
g6stions you very well
may avoid foreclosure.

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School & education

Friday, December 14, 2007

High School/High Tech Aiming High

By Michael Curtis
GreenePublishing, Inc.
The Madison County High
School/High Tech (HS/HT) annual Kickoff
and Success Stories' awards night was
held on December 6 at the MCHS cafeteria.
Under the direction of Mary Coody
and Mike Radel, the celebration included
recognition of both organizers and partic-
ipants as well as a fun and lively "alu-
minum can tab" auction.
High School/High Tech is a special
program of the Able Trust and Florida's
Governor's Alliance for the employment of
citizens with disabilities. Additional fund-
ing is provided by the Office of Disability
Employment Policy and Vocational Rehab
Services. In fact, sponsorship is broad and
deep for this worthwhile cause.
HS/HT encourages students to focus
on their abilities, not their disabilities.
The program gives participating students,

ages 14 to 22, the opportunity to explore
jobs or postsecondary education in tech-
nology related careers.
Several program sponsors and sup-
porters were represented at the ceremony
including the Able Trust, Project Impact,
Ronald McDonald House, Volunteer Flori-
da and the Youth Leadership Forum. The
latter sponsors a unique four-day confer-
ence at FSU that has received tremendous
acclaim. These, and other organizations,
work together to ensure the success of the
HS/HT program: And if the enthusiasm
of the students in attendance is any indi-
cator; the recipe is just right.
Madison HS/HT graduate Mario
Hodge gave a rousing PowerPoint presen-
tation celebrating the program, including
great live action photos highlighting last
year. The music-accompanied presenta-
tion was definitely a crowd favorite.
Each student was awarded a framed

certificate and staff/sponsor/helpers were
recognized with holiday and commemora-
tive gifts.
Coody and Radel carefully acknowl-
edged all in attendance, making sure
everyone got recognized. They also made
sure everyone got plenty to eat.
The Florida HS/HT Statewide Coordi-
nator Donna Mundy noted, "My office is
located at the Kennedy Space Center." She
then asked the students, "Why do you
think my office is located there?" Follow-
ing a few replies, she explained, We want
you to have an opportunity to work in the
best technology jobs available anywhere
in the state, even those at the Kennedy
Space Center." The point she mostly
stressed was simply "Stay in school and
The event was closed with the alu-
minum can tab auction. Earlier in the
evening, Tallahassee Ronald McDonald

House Executive Director Kathy Anderson
described how the Ronald McDonald
House recycles the tabs from aluminum
cans. The tabs are converted to cash,
which is then used to sponsor a family in
need of housing and food during the time
they have a critically ill child in the hospi-
tal. In fact, the crowd was amazed when
she said, "There's more aluminum in the
tab, than there is in the rest of the can."
Keeping with the theme, a blind raffle
of various wrapped gifts was held, where
the currency was aluminum can tabs in-
stead of dollars, although cash was an ac-
ceptable alternative for those without a
tab reserve. One beaming student was pre-
pared with a gallon-sized plastic bag full of
thousands of tabs, a veritable tab tycoon.
A few cool moves from Auctioneer Mike
Radel, along with Santa's helper Mary
Coody ensured that everyone, including
the tab-deficient, went home smiling.


Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Michael Curtis, December 6, 2007
Mario Hodge has stayed with the High School/High
Tech program after graduating from Madison High.

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Michael Curtis, December 6, 2007
Donna Mundy, Florida High School/High Tech Coordi-
nator (left) and Erin Pantoja, from Volunteer Florida, sup-
port the Madison High School/High Tech program.

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Michael Curtis. December 6. 2007
Mary Coody and Mike Radel proudly and passionate-
ly lead the MCHS High School/High Tech program.


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a student guide to assist them during the MCCS Career

By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Career Day 2007 at Madison County Central School
was filled with VIPs and inspired professionals, all of
whom share a love of giving something back, especially
where children are concerned. Organizer, Kay Evans,
brought the event together. Dozens of local professionals,
and even a few "celebrity imports," joined Evans and the
MCCS staff to give the kids a glimpse at their career pos-

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Michael Curtis, December 7. 2007
State Representative Curtis Richardson, left, former
NFL pro player Henry Lawrence and MCCS instructor
and Career Day organizer Kay Evans, join dozens of
guest speakers in this year's event.

ureene PuDIIsning, Inc. Pnolo uy micnael Iurus, uecemuer i. uur
Dozens of guest speakers from local government, business and education make
the MCCS Career Day a big hit.

sibilities if they get a good educations and are deter-
mined to succeed.
The morning was divided into seven 20-minute seg-
ments, giving the speakers an opportunity to visit nu-
merous classrooms between both elementary and middle
school students. "I think it is so important that we give
these kids an opportunity to meet successful profession-
als who can get them excited and teach them that any-

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Forest Rangers Ray Boothe (left) and Raymond
Stephens, talked about the Forestry Service during Ca-
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thing is possible," Evans noted.
The entire school was buzzing with excitement. Stu-
dents certainly weren't disappointed, and neither were
the visitfg- speakers, as guest speakers were treated to de-
licious refreshments, personal guides and tremendous
Evans promotes professional development, as well as
all-around support for youngsters and their parents, both
in and out of the classroom. Several of Evan's siblings
and a few local notables have formed the Madison County
Community Economic Development Agency (McCEDA),
which is dedicated to fostering workforce and career de-
velopment. The group also targets such important topics
as literacy, healthcare and financial management.
By the end of the day, students had met an NFL star,
sniffed moonshine, talked to a state legislator and learned
about a host of other interesting topics including elec-
tricity, emergency services and engineering. Evans is
very humble about her role spearheading the project, but
quick to give praise to the guest speakers and school staff.
The kids were the real winners though, learning from
those who make it a practice to succeed every day

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FWC Sets New


For Wildlife Owners
The Florida Fish and they are required to have a vestigations Section.
Wildlife Conservation captive wildlife critical in- "However, we are mindful
Commission (FWC) ap- cident/disaster plan that not to take away the rights
proved a new rule con- describes what they will of responsible wildlife
cerning exhibition of do in the event of a hurri- owners.
Class I wildlife and ven- cane, flood or fire to pre- "We want people who
omous reptiles recently vent animals from escap- possess potentially dan-
Owners of Class I (po- ing. They must, maintain gerous animals to be fully
tentially very dangerous) the neighbor-notification prepared should an escape
wildlife must maintain a information in the plan. or disaster occur. Having a
list of names, addresses "These new require- plan in place greatly mini-
and phone numbers of ments are aimed at better mizes a mishap," Harrison
contiguous landowners protecting the public said.
and neighbors and notify should an incident occur More information
the FWC immediately if involving Class I captive about wildlife ownership
an animal escapes from its wildlife which can cause and exhibition laws is
enclosure, cage, leash or harm," said Capt.. Linda available at-
other, constraint. Also, Harrison of the FWC's In- MyFWVC.com/permits.

Report Shows Increase

In Human Contact

With Florida Panthers

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
(USFWS) today released the 2007 Intera-
gency Florida Panther Response Team
Report that summarizes human-panther
interactions investigated by the Intera-
gency Florida Panther Response Team
between December 2003 and June 2007.
The team includes biologists, law en-
forcement officers and other agency rep-
resentatives from the USFWS. National
Park Service and the Florida Fish and
.Wildlife Conservation Commission
(FWC). As more humans move into pan-
ther habitat, the potential for humnan-

panther interactions increases. There-
fore, the team developed a plan to pro-
mote public safety and panther conserva-
Additionally, the report summarizes
outreach and educational efforts com-
pleted by the team, as well the work of
partnering organizations and local gov-
ernment agencies, which provide the
public with the information and tools
needed to live and recreate in panther
habitat. To view the report, visit
http: i.;w .fis.gov 'verobeach or

http:. ',mfiwc.comn panther'.

SFWC Proposes

Lobster Rule Changes

The Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission recently proposed
several amendments to
management rules for
Florida's lobster fishery
Proposed rule changes
would extend a moratorium
on reducing traps in the
lobster fishery for an addi-
tional year, allow two com-
mercial lobster license
holders to fish on the same
vessel, reduce the time trap
certificates can remain un-

used, and protect egg-bear-
ing females of all lobster
species in Florida state wa-
The FWC has been con-
ducting a comprehensive
evaluation of the biologi-
cal, economic and social is-
sues regarding Florida's
lobster fishery since 2004.
Management of Flori-
da's lobster fishery is com-
plex. The fishery is com-
posed of several user
groups, including commer-

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cial trappers and divers,
bully netters and recre-
ational harvesters. Key
management issues include
the number of traps used in
the fishery; season length,
the commercial dive fish-
ery, license fees, allocation
of the fishery among user
groups, the special two-day
sport season, and other re-
lated matters.
Rules proposed by the
Commission include ex-
tending:the current morato-
rium on reducing the num-
ber of traps in the lobster
fishery until July 1, 2009.
Another proposed rule
would allow two different
spiny lobster endorsement
holders to pull traps from
the same vessel. This
would help make it easier
for new license holders who
don't own a vessel yet to
work their traps.

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FWC Commissioners Approve Manatee

Management Plan But Defer Reclassification,

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conser-
vation Commission (FWC) Wednesday
voted to approve the manatee manage-
ment plan and deferred a decision about
rule changes to reclassify manatees from
endangered to threatened. The Commis-
sion also directed staff to re-examine the
imperiled species listing process and
briing back alternatives.
"Today we had a landmark opportuni-
ty to pass the manatee management
plan," said Commission Chairman Rod-
ney Barreto. "It's the right decision."
The Commissioners asked staff to
look at a solution for species that have
been subjects of petitions and are in the
reclassification process.
Staff will work with stakeholders to

get input about alternatives.
"It is extremely important we all take
a deep breath," Barreto said.
Commissioners said they heard the
comments from stakeholders and the gov-
ernor and want to consider a new para-
digu for the listing process.
"An imperiled species listing process
should be designed in a way that it is easy
for the public to understand," said Kipp
Frohlich. team leader for the manatee
plan. "A listing process should not be a
source of confusion or divisiveness."
The management plan and reclassifi-
cation had been scheduled for considera-
tion at the September meeting, but ac-
tions were deferred at the request of Gov.
Charlie Crist.


Columb aCont

The Department of
Health' (DOH) announced
.today that eating large-
mouth bass from ponds lo-
cated on.the former Kirby
Mine site in rural Colum-
bia County poses a "public
health hazard."
The finding was'deter-
mined after review of
sampling data by a DOH
'health assessment pro-
gram funded by the
Agency for Toxic Sub-
stances and Disease Reg-
istry (ATSDR). The haz-
ard is due to the levels of
mercury, found in .the
bass during recent test-
ing. The Florida Depart-
ment of Environmental
Protection (DEP) tested
largemouth bass caught,
in the ponds and request-
ed that DOH review the
data to see if the fish were'
safe for people to eat.
DOH reviewed the
data and found increased

levels of mercury in the
fish samples.
Women of childbear-
ing age and young chil-
dren are especially sensi-
tive to mercury and
should only eat one six-
ounce meal per month of
cooked largemouth bass
from the ponds. Anyone
else eating largemouth'
bass. from the poilnds
should limit consump-
tion to one meal per
SEating fish is an im-
pprtant part of a healthy
diet. Rich in vitamins
and low in fat, fish con-
tains protein for strong
bodies. It is also an excel-
lent source of nutrition,
for proper growth and de-
In fact, the American
Heart Association recom-
mends that most people,
should generally eat two
meals of fish or seafood

every week.
Levels of mercury
found in fish vary depend-
ing on the age and type of
fish, as well as the condi-
tion of the fish's environ-
ment. To lower the risk of
harm from mercury found
in fish caught in Florida,
see guidelines based on tests
of various water bodies:
vwww doh.state.fl. us, en tvro
nment community fishcon
s um p ti o n a d vi -
DOH promotes, pro-
tects and 'improves the
health of all people in
Florida. A report on the
fish from the Kirby Mine
ponds is available at
www.mvflorida eh.com/co
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HC82207.pdf To learn
more about DOH pro-
grams, visit

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FWC Assistant Executive Director Victor J. Heller

Honored With Humphrey Award

The Wildlife Foundation of Florida (WFF) presented
the prestigious Louis Ireland Humphrey Award to Flori-
da Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's (FWC).
Assistant Executive Director Victor J. Heller at the FWC's
Commission meeting in Key Largo on Wednesday, Dec. 5.
Dr. C. Tom Rainey of the WFF, who presented the
award, said, "Vic's 29-year career with the FWC has re-
sulted in significant contributions at every level through
his biological expertise, management practicality and
big-picture thinking."
Each year the WFF honors former Game and Fresh
Water Fish Commission (GFC) Chairwoman Louise Ire-
land Humphrey by recognizing an FWC employee whose
dedication and service has made a significant contribu-
tion to the protection and conservation of Florida's fish
and wildlife.
Heller began his career in Oklahoma after receiving a
bachelor's and master's of science in wildlife ecology at
Oklahoma State University His first job brought him to
the Oklahoma Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit, where
he conducted research on the impacts of stream alter-
ation on riparian wildlife.
In 1978, he joined the GFC as a biologist in charge of
the Everglades. During his two-year stint in this position,
he established sound deer management practices by in-
stituting the first-ever deer harvest quotas and issuing
tags as a way to control harvest.
These practices, which obviated the boom and bust



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Hand Cut Ribeyes LIVE
Pork Chops CRABS!
Homemade Rind Bacon
Ox Tails Also availale
Mullet Shrimp
Fresh Ground Chuck EnlltShrimp
Cube Steak Speckled Trout
Bottom Round Roast Catfish and other
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cycle of the Everglades deer population, brought him
statewide recognition, and he was promoted in 1980 as the
Assistant Bureau Chief of Wildlife Management. Within
four years, Heller became the first leader of the newly
formed Nongame Management Bureau, developing one of
the premier nongame programs in the country
As ah assistant director in the Division of Wildlife in
1986, Heller helped develop a comprehensive manage-
ment program, which brought about a recovery in the al-
ligator population, which had been an endangered
Heller dedicated himself to ensuring access to fish

and wildlife resources by all Florida residents and visi-
tors. He created special hunts for the mobility-impaired
and established special dispensation for the handicapped
to participate in standard hunts.
In 1995, Heller's hard work brought him to the posi-
tion of assistant executive director where he has re-
mained through FWC's transition from GFC in 1999. As
the agency doubled in size, Heller's leadership role has
been an integral part of the success of FWC.
In accepting the award, Heller said, "Right now I feel
I am the luckiest man on earth working with one of the
best fish and wildlife organizations in the country"

Division Of Forestry Hosts

Wildland Training Conference

The Florida Division
of Forestry recently host-
ed a Wildland Training
Conference in Ocala Octo-
ber 30- November 1.
The three-day training
was provided by the Divi-
sion of Forestry at no cost
to the participants. Some
training offered was:
*Fire Prevention
*Structure protection..
*Wildland Fire Engine
*Africanized Honey
Bee Workshop
*Firewise communi-
ties USA
*Aviation Introduction
to the National Grid
Seven members from
Madison County Fire De-
partments took advantage
of some of the valuable
Elijah Terrell, Forest
Area Supervisor, was well
pleased that so many par-
ticipated in the annual
training, Each member
gained valuable insight to
how we go about suppress-

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ing wildland fires and
gained knowledge on what
to do when we encounter
Africanized honey bees.
which is advised "to run,
run and run some more,"
furthermore that we can

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kill the bees with the fire
foam that we use on wild-
'land fires.
Local firefighters at-
tending were Bruce Jor-
dan, Madison Fire and
Rescue; Timothy Dennis

and Kovacherich Arnold,
Greenville Volunteer Fire
Department: James and
Liz Connell and George
and Gail Blevins, Sirmans
Volunteer Fire Depart-

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Photo submitted
Among those attending the Wildland Training Confer-
ence in Ocala were Timothy Dennis, Kovacherich Arnold,
Liz Connell, George Blevins, Gall Blevins, James Connell
and Elijah Terrell. Bruce Jordan is not pictured.


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Fish & Game Feeding Chart

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




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Week of December 10, 200)7

Notice is hereby given that the Board of County Commissioners of Madison County,
Florida will be accepting sealed bids for the following:
Replacement of the Roof on Precinct 11 Voting Building-Bid #FY2007-05

The Madison County Board of County Commissioners is accepting bids for the re-
placement of the roof on the Precinct 11 voting building located at 146 SE Bunker
Street, Madison, Florida. The following specifications will apply:
Remove pre-existing metal roof and haul away debris; replace any rotten wood beams;
install plywood 15/32" over pre-existing battens; cover with type 30 felt; apply 29
gauge, approximately 3' panel; applicate closures inside and outside; affix rake, ridge,
and eave metal.
All work completed must meet current code. Contractor will be responsible for ob-
taining any and all applicable permits required for the project.
Sealed bids may be submitted to the Board of County Commissioners by depositing
same with Mr. Allen Cherry, County Coordinator, at his office in the Madison County
Courthouse Annex, Room 219, 229 SW Pinckney Street, Madison, Florida 32340 or
Post Office Box 539, Madison, Florida 32341, anytime prior to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, De-
NOT BE OPENED OR CONSIDERED. Sealed bids must be clearly marked as a
sealed bid and the bid number must be printed in the front of the envelope.
The County reserves the right to reject any and all bids for any or no reason and waive
any technical defects in the bid process that do not affect the substance of the bid.
Bids will be opened at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, December 31, 2007 after which, all bids
will be available for public inspection. Award by the Board of County Commissioners
is scheduled for Wednesday, January 2, 2008 and all vendors will be notified in writing
of the successful bidder.
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