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Our 143rd Year, Number 20

Friday, January 18, 2008

Madison, Florida

Madison County Joins Other Counties In Opposing State-Mandated Textbook

Textbook Teaches Evolution As FACT, Not Theory

By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The following statements
are taken from the Resolution
unanimously adopted by the
Madison County School Board
during their meeting on Janu-
ary 14. It is directed to the Sun-
shine State Standards for Sci-
Whereas, the Florida De-
partment of Education has

drafted and is now proposing
new Sunshine State Standards
for Science, the Madison Coun-
ty School Board opposes the im-
plementation of the new stan-
dards as currently presented.
Whereas, the new Sun-
shine State Standards for Sci-
ence no longer present evolu-
tion as theory but as "the fun-
damental concept underlying
all of biology and is supported
in multiple forms of scientific
evidence," we are requesting

that the State Board of Educa-
tion direct the Florida Depart-
ment of Education to re-
vise/edit the new Sunshine
State Standards for Science so
that evolution is presented as
one of several theories as to
how the universe was formed.
Whereas, the Madison
County School Board recog-
nizes the importance of provid-
ing a thorough and comprehen-
sive Science education to all the
students in Madison County

and to all students in the state
of Florida, it recognizes as even
more important the need to pre-
sent these standards through a
fair and balanced approach, an
approach that does not unfairly
exclude other theories as to the
creation of the universe.
RESOLVED by the Madison
County School Board, Madison,
Florida, that the Board urges
the State Board of Education to
direct the Florida Department

of Education to revise the new
Sunshine State Standards for
Science such that evolution is
not presented as fact, but as one
of several theories.
According to the State De-
partment of Education, Execu-
tive Director Mary Jane Tappan
of the Office of Math and Sci-
ence facilitated two December
and two January meetings to
get public comment on the
Page 4A

Madison EMS


Challenges And

Makes Believers

By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
During a special session of the
Board of County Commissioners held
on January 10, Emergency Medical
Services Director Juan Botino and
Deputy Director Nathan Williams
came before the board to discuss the
repair and possible replacement of
several ambulances, as well as to dis-
cuss the policies governing non-emer-
gency transport.
Ambulance downtime has become
a costly and untimely problem for
EMS. According to excerpts from a
submitted report, "We have had two of
our units in the shop-now for one and a
half months." The report further
states that several of the units have
broken down consistently The prob-
lem is not due to the age of the units;
in fact one of the units is still under
warranty but simply hasn't been able
to be repaired satisfactorily
Among solutions, Botino proposed
the purchase of a new unit. EMS re-
ceived a grant for $23,575 for that pur-
pose and Botino requested the Board
provide an additional $24,500 to com-
plete the purchase. The BOCC unani-
mously approved the request.
Part of the issue is problems spe-
cific to Ford 350 ambulances, which is
the make of the units involved. Simi-
lar complaints have been reported na-
tionwide. Dodge manufactures the pro-
posed unit, which has a Cummings
diesel engine that Botino believes to be
the most reliable in the industry
The second EMS issue concerns
Please See EMS,
Page 4A

Fundraiser To

Be Held For

Oswald Johnson
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
A chicken ... ..
and rice dinner
fundraiser will
be held at Yellow
Highway 90 East
in Madison, on
Friday, January
18, for Oswald
Tickets for
the event are $6 eacanaregoo
dine-in or takeout. The fundraiser
will begin at 5 p.m.
Tickets may be purchased at
M&M Graphics, Yellow Pine Restau-
rant and Madison County Communi-
ty Bank.
Johnson has a life-threatening
form of cancer.

Principal Sam Stalnaker

Receives Warm WelcomeBack

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Michael Curtis, January 14, 2008
MCCS Principal Sam Stalnaker returns from Operation Enduring Freedom to a
tearful Superintendent Lou Miller, seen here accepting an encased American Flag
commemorating all our troops, his safe return and the mutual respect shared with
school leadership.

By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Sam Stalnaker, Principal of the
Madison County Central School, re-
ceived a very warm and tearful wel-
come back from Superintendent Lou
Miller during the School Board meeting
of January 14. School Board Members
shared in the celebration and were no-
ticeably moved by the comments and
gifts Stalnaker presented.
Stalnaker just returned from a tour
of duty in Afghanistan and the commu-
nity, and especially school leadership,
couldn't be more thankful for his safe
return. In fact, it was noted that his en-
tire unit returned safely During the
opening prayer, Miller gave thanks on
behalf of everyone for the safe return,
followed by additional praise and
thanksgiving during Stalraker's presen-
Stalnaker presented two elaborately

encased American Flags that actually
flew over his troops while stationed in
Afghanistan. Each contained an awe-
some message that elicited a patriotic
pride from all in attendance. Chair
VeEtta Hagan accepted one on behalf of
the entire Board. The other was pre-
sented to Miller who proudly an-
nounced it would be placed prominently
in the meeting room.
Stalnaker will be resuming his re-
sponsibilities at MCCS over the next
few weeks, steadily ramping back into
the full activities that have been divided
among the four Assistant Principals
during Stalnakers's time overseas. The
owners and staff of Greene Publishing
join the Superintendent and the Board
in their warm welcome back to Stal-
Staff writer Michael Curtis can be
reached at michael@greenepublish-


Football Awards Banquet Set For Monday Evening

By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Jimbo Fisher, Florida
State University's Head
Coach-in-Waiting, will be
the guest speaker at the
annual Madison County
High School football
awards banquet on Mon-

day evening, January 21.
Prior to Fisher
speaking and the awards
being presented, a din-
ner will be held in the
cafeteria. The cost of the
dinner is $10 per plate
and all proceeds go to-
wards buying rings for

the state champion Cow-
The dinner crowd
will adjourn to the cafe-
teria for Fisher's speech.
The event will begin
at 7 p.m. Monday
Go, Cowboys!

MCDC Ensuring


Participates In

Growth Planning

W(The bottom line is that we
need to ensure that the
residents of Madison County
come first in this process," Ed
Meggs pointed out.
By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The Madison County Development
Council has a number of priorities go-
ing into its 2008 planning and practices.
One priority is by default, and there-
fore will be by design, the ruling guide
for the others. That priority is ensur-
ing that the community participates in
the planning and practices of the
Over the past adeade, local and
state-officialshave developed and been
presented with a ffitibtier of tools to fa-
cilitate and monitor growth. Common-
ly attached to the county's Comprehen-
sive Plan, each of these tools has its
merits, but ultimately they all converge
on one goal, that is to build and operate
the county according to the preferences
and guidance of its residents.
"The bottom line is that we need to
ensure that the residents of Madison
County come first in this process,"
Madison County Community Bank
President Ed Meggs pointed out. All
Council members agreed.
"Fortunately we can build on the
work we've done before and also utilize
some organizing tools that are offered
with the visioning process tied to the
Comprehensive Plan. Then when we
meet with the residents, we can get the
very most out of the time and discus-
sion," County Planner Jeanne Bass
To facilitate these goals, a public
meeting will be held on February 19
from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Madi-
son County High School cafeteria. All
residents of Madison County are
strongly urged to attend. The views
and opinions regarding a wide range of
issues that make up the day-to-day life
of residents throughout the county are
not only welcome but also eagerly an-
Taking individual ownership of
group decisions can be a daunting task
when one is dealing with only a hand-
ful of participants, much less when or-
ganizing strategies for an entire county
But that is, in fact, exactly what the
Council is striving to achieve. And al-
though not everyone may agree on
every issue, the goal is that everyone
desiring to be heard will be and leave
knowing that community comes first.
Additional actions of the January 8
meeting included election of 2008 offi-
cers, with Cheryl Archambault remain-
ing as President, Allen Cherry as Sec-
retary and Gene Stokes as Treasurer.
There was also discussion regarding
the most effective way to organize the
Enterprise Zones and establish new
methods and facilitators for recruiting
commerce to Madison County
Staff writer Michael Curtis can be
reached by email at michael@-

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Uicwpoints & Opinions

Friday,January 18, 2008

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

Justin Jamar McFadden Gets Eight (8) Years

On January 2nd. 2008, it was discovered that Mc-
Fadden may plead guilty by his Attorney, and Assistant
State Attorney, John Weed. If, he were to get 8 or less
years. I had a message on my answering service, from
Assistant State Attorney John Weed to contact his of-
fice, as soon as I received his message.
January 3rd. Having just arrived from a business

FaeppgB irtkdagj Daddy

My father, Bobby Bembry, will celebrate his 72nd
birthday on Monday, January 21. I hope that 2008 will be
a better year for him than last year was.
Last year wasn't all bad for Daddy After all, he
moved into the first new house that he had ever lived in
that year and the best house that he had lived in since
my family had left Monticello in 1986.
Daddy also welcomed his third great-grandchild into
the world last year, as my niece Morgan gave birth to her
second daughter, Catherine Lynn Taff.
Daddy was in attendance at church last year every
time the doors were open. The only times he missed
were when he was in the hospital or in rehab, recovering
from a broken hip. If he hadn't been hospitalized or do-
ing therapy, he would have been there then.
My father was at the revivals held at the church, the
peanut boil, the Christmas play and every special event
the church had. He would have been there for the
hayride and hobo supper and for the church homecom-
ing, but he was recovering from a broken hip then. I
know how badly that he missed it, however.
Daddy has set an example for me, my brother, my
two sisters, my nieces and great nieces and my nephew'
and great nephew to.follow with his dedication to the
church and his faith in God. For that, he deserves.all.the,
respect that-I and my familyca- give him. ...n
I pray that God gives Daddy great health and pros-
pers him physically, mentally, financially and spiritual-
ly during the next year.
Happy birthday, Daddy!

'Che Mani0son

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trip, I immediately went to the County Court House and
made contact with Weed, where I was told of the im-
pending 8 year deal. Thinking this was quite possibly
the best deal he could get, I felt hopeless, and said so.
The following, has me baffled. I was asked by this re-
ally cute judge, what I thought, McFadden should get.
After all, he was charged with "Burglary while armed".
One can get life, for something like this. I responded by
saying, "10 Years, or more". I'll not bore the reader with
the rest of that conversation, but when I left, this cute
Judge told the Defense Attorney, and the State Attorney,
that she would not accept less than a 10 year plea. Sev-
eral hours later, John Weed came to my store and told
my wife and I that Justin Jamar McFadden received the
8 year agreed to earlier. I wonder, what happened after I
What are the real consequences for this action?
Everyone, in this county lost. Justin Jamar McFadden
will be out of prison in only 5 years. McFadden has been
in County Jail the last year and a half, therefore, he gets
time for that. McFadden will also get time off if he

500- Word Amendment

Is Not True Tax Reform
Dear Editor:
You should have an opportunity to vote for real prop-
erty tax reform. The 500-word amendment on the ballot
is not true reform and is likely to do more harm than
The amendment will increase the inequities of the
property tax and could end the hopes for future compre-
hensive reform.
The real flaw in Amendment One is that tax savings
are not guaranteed and tax burdens will be unfairly
shifted with unpredictable results. Most of the relief
goes to those who need it the least (long-term Save Our
Homes property owners) while giving very little to those
that have seen their taxes rise the most (non-homestead
property). The tax burden will continue to be shifted to
new homeowners and businesses.
Florida can, and must, do better. Unfair taxes on
one group of taxpayers have an impact for all taxpay-
ers. The proposed constitutional amendment will make
a bad situation worse.
. 3 lTrue -property tax reform should greatly reduce the
tax disckepancies among homestead properties. Simi-
larly situated taxpayers should be taxed similarly Fu-
ture growth of property tax revenue should not exceed
taxpayers' ability to pay Tax relief should be targeted
disproportionately to those taxpayers that have shoul-
dered the burden of increasing property taxes.
If you want true reform, vote no and demand real
property tax reform. Sound advice when voting on
whether to amend the constitution is "when in doubt,
leave it out." This proposed amendment is not true
property tax reform. It is something "people will vote
for." It is not property tax reform.

Jim Catron, Mayor/
Commissioner District 3

Reader Says, "Property Taxes

Are Out Of Hand"
Dear Editor:
On January 29, 2008, the people of Florida have an
opportunity to begin a reduction of
property taxes. Property taxes in Florida have become
out of hand and are hurting the property owners and
the State with such high tax rates.
The people have been told that if the tax amendment
does pass on January 29, services will be reduced. This
is nothing more than an old scare tactic that politicians
and bureaucrats always use to get voters to vote against
any tax reductions. Most of the ones who are against
this amendment are those who benefit directly from the
taxes of property owners, such as elected politicians, bu-
reaucrats who head up agencies, department heads, etc.
It is noteworthy that the counties, cities, and school
boards use tax money to hire lobbyist groups to work for
them to get additional tax money that they, the politi-
cians and bureaucrats, can use to hire additional people
in order to strengthen their base of voters to get re-elect-
The lobbyist groups for the county and city commis-
sions, the mayors, the school boards are, of course, all
for the defeat of the amendment because it would make
budget reductions necessary The elected officials and
appointed bureaucrats who live off the property tax rev-
enue have made no effort to reduce their spending and,
in fact, bemoan the fact that they do not have more to
The amendment that is on the ballot January 29,
2008, is not the complete answer to the property tax
question, but it is a start.
I believe Thomas Jefferson said, "The government
that can give you everything can certainly take away
everything you have."

C. T. McWilIiams, Jr.

brushes his teeth, ties his shoes, and plays well with oth-
ers. But then, I would wager with anyone, McFadden
will, be back in prison, in less than a year, after being re-
What will happen next? In less than six years, we
will have three former Madison county residents,
Justin McFadden, Corry Johnson, and O'Neal Robin-
son, back on the'streets of Florida, causing mayhem.
However, this time they will be bigger, smarter, more
street smart, and more dangerous. Remember, these
model citizens stole 30 firearms on July 4th. 2006. Eight
of which are still out on the streets. These wonderful
residents know where these firearms are, and refuse to
let the authorities know where, or whom, has them.
These firearms were stolen for one reason and one
reason only They were to be used to enhance their crim-
inal activities, having firearms in their possession, gave
,them the upper hand over those that don't, thus, they
have easy prey on whom to plunder.

George Pouliotte

Living With Little People:

Part 2

This is the second part of my series. "Living with Little People."
This segment was written in June 2006, eight months later than the
This month, Trinity and Karic will be two years old
and Donovan is now 17 months old, which gets him
caught up with where we started with the other two last
week. There is still never a dull moment at our house. It
just keeps getting better. We are on the border now of
what people call the "terrible twos." Oh, it can't be that
bad, right? But three almost two-year-olds, well, that's
just plain fun. All three are walking, two are running, it's
a zoo. The families are celebrating Trinity and Karic's,
birthdays together on June 17. That date falls between
the two birthdays as they are only three weeks apart.
The last eight months have been filled with several
more amazing feats with these children. We still feel they
are little geniuses. Their language has improved drasti-
cally They are now learning colors, shapes and numbers.
They recognize people and now know most of them by
name, including aunt and uncle prefixes. They affiliate
the word, doctor with pain and it upsets them. They have
moved up from ride on toys to battery powered vehicles.
They enjoy playing in the outside play areas and most of
the time know where they are allowed to play and stay
there. They have mastered the stomp and throw stuff
tantrum antics. But they quickly find themselves in time
out or being ignored until they stop. It is hard to punish
them without laughing at their responses sometimes and
hearing their argument proving no wrongdoing on their
part. You can't be mean to them sometimes when they
are so darn cute. They have mastered feeding them-
selves. They know that the food may be hot at first and
they wait for it to cool down. They are trying real hard
with potty training, if they mess the diaper, they even
bring you a new one to let you know it's time to change
th4m. They have great imaginations and play make be-
lieve for long periods of time. They even want you to in-
teract with them by eating and drinking what they have
prepared, or talk on the phone to whoever they are talk-
ing with. Keeping this week short so that I can share
some of my favorite pictures of these little people with
you. Next week, we jump ahead about a year ahead and
have yet another surprise.
See you next week!!


Friday,January 18,

The Madison Enterprise-Recorder 3A

Healthy Weight Week Gives

A Different Perspective
Our culture seems preoccupied with dieting and
thinness; the idea of promoting health is often lost.
Healthy Weight Week, January 20th 26th, reminds peo-
ple of the value of a healthy non-diet lifestyle and en-
courages us to move ahead to improve our health in pos-
itive ways. It celebrates normal habits that prevent eat-
ingand weight problems, rather than intensifying them.
I always say diets are like budgets, they are restric-
tive and often don't work. Instead of checking the scale
every day, a positive approach might be to focus on a
healthy lifestyle. A healthy lifestyle is all about balance.
If your goal is weight loss in the New Year, focus on a
healthy weight, for your own personal body type, not
According to Lynn Paul, Extension Specialist with
Montana Extension Service, it is better to think about
achieving better health by keeping your approach sim-
ple rather than concentrating on a diet. She suggests
working on small changes because they are easier to
maintain and they can make a big difference over time.
Simple changes, like eating breakfast or taking a ten
minute walk, can energize your life.
A healthy lifestyle approach is about balance. Mak-
ing small, lasting changes can help anyone reach their
healthy goals. If your goal is a healthy weight, you need
simple ways to balance food with activity The problem
is that people often think that they have to eat perfectly
or spend an hour at the gym in order to get fit. Paul says
healthy is not an all-or-nothing proposition; it is about
maximizing the positive and minimizing the negative.
For example, moving toward your healthy goals
means maximizing the time you spend walking and
minimizing the time you spend sitting. For some, it may
mean drinking more water and milk rather than soda
and coffee.
Extension Specialists emphasize it is easy to give
your body the nutrition and physical activity it needs
anytime, anywhere. From early morning to late night,
all it takes are small, simple changes in your everyday
food and fitness choices. Try adopting one or two
changes and practice themuntil they become a habit be-
fore adding more.
What diet test? Eity'variety'of foods from :all f
the food groups supply you with the wide range of nu-
trients your body needs. Fruit, vegetables, whole grain,
low-fat dairy, lean meats, legumes and plant proteins are
needed each day Eating three regular meals each day
with a smart snack choice will keep your body fueled for
the day
Don't forget physical activity every day is part of the
total picture. All activity counts, so park your car at the
end of the parking lot or take a 10 minute walk at lunch.
On the weekend, tackle those household chores you have
been putting off they burn calories. Get the kids or
grandchildren together for an outdoor game or activity
When you are busy having fun, you don't realize its ex-
Small changes in food selection and activity are the
best way to go for a healthy lifestyle when you are trying
to achieve a healthy weight for your body type. For more
information on nutrition and healthy lifestyle choices,
contact the Madison County Extension Service.

Kelsi Reams' Fifth Annual Hot Chocolate

Sale To Benefit Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

KelM Reams, center, will host her fifth annual Hot Choco-
late Fundraiser with her sisters, Abby, left, and Kelsi, right.
The fifth annual Hot Chocolate Sale, which benefits
the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will be held on Saturday,
January 19, from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at Witmer Realty in
Greenville, located on the corner of US 221 south and US
90 east,
The event is hosted by Kelsi Reams, 11, and her six
year-old sister Chloe. Their sister Abby, 5, was diag-
nosed with Cystic Fibrosis at the age of five months. All
three are students at Aucilla Christian Academy
The money raised will be used for the on-going re-
search to help fight the disease. Kelsi has raised over
$7,000 to help those who live with Cystic Fibrosis.
Anyone wishing to make a donation but is unable to
attend the event, can make checks payable to CFF and
mail to Joe and Kathy Reams, 418 NW Sand Dollar Way,
Greenville, Florida, 32331.
The Reams family thanks all of Madison and Jeffer-
son County for all the support over the last five years in
helping CF stand for CURE FOUND!!

During the past few issues of the newspaper we had
inadvertently published an incorrect telephone number
in an ad for Owens Propane, Inc of Quitman, GA.
The incorrect telephone number was published with
a prefix of "800" while the correct prefix should have
been "866".
The correct toll free telephone number for Owens
Propane, Inc. is 1-866-382-2484.
We sincerely apologize to Mr. Ernie Owens and to his
customers for any inconvenience that this error may
have caused.

Try this one on for size, Straight Talk with no hidden
agenda. No politics, no buddy-buddy, no leaning left or
right. Just what I know, or at least, what I think I know.

Happy New Year? Yes or No?

Allow me to ramble while sitting at my keyboard,
reminiscing about the year just past, the promises made,
some kept, some lost.
Seems we're always saying "good-bye" to the "old"
year. I don't believe I've ever heard anyone say that they
were sure going to miss it. Like when it turned 2007, I
didn't hear anyone say, "sure going to miss 2006!"
There's a message there. Are we always glad to get
to the end of a year? Will we ever be heartbroken to see
a year close? It appears that t7e majority of us have
"tough" years and we celebrate their passing. Almost
like the way we celebrate the end of car payments.
Yet, somehow, we always muster the enthusiasm to
say hello to our new year.
I've already found myself trying to have a good atti-
tude about a new year. You know, a fresh new start, new
beginnings, great new ideas and adventures. Basically
the same thing I told myself twelve ,months ago, and
with the coming of many new years in the past. I like
being a positive thinker. It's more fun than being nega-
tive, at least for me.
But the truth is, even positive thinkers have lousy
years. I'm glad that 2007 is now of the past. But I'm
thankfulthatfLlived through .itt It was .very,veYry diffi-
cult year for me personally However, I've bee* blessed.
with far more good years than bad. And I' know that
some people, probably many people, are far less fortu-
nate than what I am.
Murphy was my partner in 2007. You'll remember
him as the guy that taunts us with sayings like, "If it can
go wrong, it will." I've been working to outsmart Mur-
phy most of my adult life. He's tough to deal with,
sneaks up on you if you let your guard down. But, Mur-
phy and his incestuous laws help to make us smarter
and work to keep us humble.
I came up with a slogan while doing Christmas cards
this year. I signed each of them with, "Here's to a Great
2008!" I'm not sure if it was a clever quote or a solemn
prayer. I'm hoping that 2008 will be a kinder and gentler
year for my friends and my family
However, you know how you feel when you sense
that something good is going to happen? Well, I'm feel-
ing it, but this year I'm feeling it more because of where
I am and the dues that have been paid in the most recent
years. I'm also feeling it because of the work that has
been done by others to insure that where we live contin-
ues to grow and get better for us all.
There is a lot to be excited about for 2008. We have a
team of leaders in our county that actually like working
together as a team. There is a new feeling about the
community, a feeling like good is happening and is going
to continue to happen. There is a good, positive energy
that is flowing and it is contagious. New construction
dots our landscape representing opportunity for resi-
dents old and new. Life is good. Sure, we're all fighting
factors that we can't control like gasoline prices, a rocky
real estate market and others. But the fact is we're fight-
ing! And we're going to win!
But let us not become complacent or apathetic, can-
cers both. It took much hard work and effort to give us
a good start to 2008, but it will take even more work and
hard effort to insure a positive beginning to 2009.
The Madison County Cowboys 2007 football team has
taught us all a very good lesson. If you have good lead-
ership, you follow them. If the leadership has a plan,
you work the plan. And if you win a big one, that is fan-
tastic. But victory is not something that you can keep.
It must be earned over and over again.

A Little Pat On The Back

From Old Man Winter
Good morning! A little pat on the back from Old Man
Winter this morning, eh? More than angry, though. To-
day, while looking overcast, is rather springlike and the
birds, which have been missing since construction was
underway here (they didn't like the sawing and the ham-
mering) are back. This morning was a welcome sight as
jaybirds, cardinals and finches flitted about. Not expect-
ing them, we were out of birdseed and they let us know
We enjoyed a big football weekend along with Char-
lie's birthday -- he and Mona and Vicki came up Friday
to watch the Jaguars and Patriots in a very well-fought
game. The Jaguars had the Patriots worried by halftime
and played great the entire game; however, shortly be-
fore the end of the last quarter, Tom Brady's skillas a
quarterback proved his reputation is well-deserved and
it was "crying time" in Jacksonville and we joined them.
Still, a bright note was watching Brett Favre win as
the Green Bay Packers dashed the hopes of the Seattle
Seahawks in the opening game Saturday afternoon. We
also enjoyed the fried chicken and snacks Vicki had
brought and the Jaguars decorated birthday cake. Pam
of Harvey's deli did a beautiful job on that, it tasted
great. The next day was a busy one, though, as Charlie
and Mona took on the unwelcome task of removing,
rolling up and packing away the many outside Christ-
mas lights and decorations while Vicki took all of her
beautiful -- and expensive -- Victorian ornaments and
other decorations off the tree and packed them, the tree
and all of the Christmas villages and manager occu-
pants, lights and snow all away for another year. That
day, Christmas was finally over. Now, we await St. Valen-
tine's Day
And, we finally have Archie's open again and run-
ning strong. Under the capable management of Sue Wat-
son, who is also the proprietess of Falmouth Crossing
on Highway 90 in Falmouth, Lee residents (and many
more) can finally enjoy again the good and tasty food
that has always been Archie's fort. The restaurant has
only been open two weeks but is holding up the Archie's
reputation of being very busy
A ribbon cutting will be held on January 25 at 10

Another new restaurant in the area is the Sincerely
Jamaican just east of Macedonia. Owned and operated
by Elise Dawkins, it is a part of the three businesses,
which the Dawkins family operates.
Since we've made you hungry, we'll change the sub-
ject. Please welcome Christopher and Barbara Sapp into
our Pine Trace Subidivison. We're told the Sapps have
built a beautiful new home there and we invite them to
call us if they would like any information on what peo-
ple do in Lee. Of course, we've been here since '84 and
still can't find any pinochle players.
We were sorry to hear today that Simon Kinsey had
to return to the hospital, hopefully for only a couple of
days because of a kidney infection, which, hopefully,
will be found to be a minor one.
We were also shocked to hear of the demise of Linda
Swann, our Lee librarian. We knew of her battle with
cancer but did not think she was losing it. Linda was
good and very well thought of by her library patrons
and many friends. She now joins the ranks of those
whom we have loved and lost. Memorial services will be
held at Lee Methodist on Saturday. Call 971-5585 for the
Please mark the following dates on your calendar:
February 22, a blood drive at Lee Town Hall (blood
supplies are in serious short supply)
February 2, Lee Volunteer Fire Department Fish
Fry, 4-8 p.m.
March 1, Lee Volunteer Fire Department Garage
Sale, booths available for $7 each
Call 971-5867 for more information for on all three
We leave you now with our definition of the word
boredom which is selfishness. We had intended to write
this column on why So long for now.

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changes. Unfortunately,
most missed the initial
invitation because the an-
nouncement and adver-
tisement of the meetings,
which were held in Talla-
hassee, Orlando, Jack-
sonville and Miramar,
was limited to the Florida
Administrative Weekly,
an online publication vir-
tually unknown to the
public, that is used mostly
for legal notification of
pending governmental ac-

Donald Williams
25 Year Old Black Male.
On 8/1/87, the victim was
found murdered in the car-
port of 702 Campbell St. in
Madison County. Initial
investigation revealed Wil-
liams collapsed in the carport
of this residence but the ini-
tial struggle with the assail-
ant(s) occurred away from
the house; Evidence sug-
gests a suspect was injured
during theconfrontation.
if You Have Any Information:
Regarding This Case
Call Big Bend Crime Stoppers
(850) 574-TIPS (8477)
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Crime Stoppems Tnst Fimd

Following the first
two meetings, accusations
were levied that the DOE
was attempting to sneak
this very controversial is-
sue by the public by limit-
ing the announcement, so
prior to the last two meet-
ings, the DOE put adver-
tisements in the Jack-
sonville and Ft. Laud-
erdale papers. There was
no specific mention of the
new introduction or defi-

nition regarding evolu-
tion; so many are now
scrambling to have their
voices heard on the issue
since the changes are not
yet official.
The State Board of
Education still has to ap-
prove the changes, which
will be included in their
meeting on February 19,
location and time to be
announced two weeks pri-
or. Historically, Board
Chairman T. Willard Fair

has allowed public input,
although policy does not
require it. For those
wishing to be heard, State
School Board Member
contact information is
available at and
the Florida Department of
Education phone number
is (850) 245-0505.
Staff writer Michael
Curtis can be reached at


continued from page 1 A

the transport of non-emer-
gency patients, which ac-
tually arose out of the de-
partment's commitment to
effectively serve the needs
of the county For in-
stance, medical patients
and nursing home resi-
dents often request a re-
turn ride following treat-
ment. However, because
this return trip no longer
qualifies as emergency, the
transport is not covered by
instance such as Medic-
Other' transport ser-
vices, namely Big Bend
Transport, are contracted
for this category of taxi
type transportation. Un-
fortunately, the arrival
time of these transports is
often excessive, typically
leaving the patient waiting
for hours due to the limit-
ed number of taxis cover-
ing the region. The bot-
tom line is that Medicaid,
among others, refused to
pay and numerous billings
for the non-emergenoy
transport have gone un-
paid and EMS can no

longer operate as a com-
plementary service.
"We regret that we can
no longer perform this'
function, although we will
definitely continue the
timely handling of all cat-
egories of emergency
transport. As we get the
transport and ambulance
issues worked out over the
next few months and then
combine these improve-
ments with the progress
we recently detailed dur-
ing the BOCC Annual Re-
port, EMS will be stronger
than.ever," Botino added.
On a separate issue,
but certainly one central
to illustrating the current
quality of Madison Coun-
ty EMS services, this re-
porter received a call on
January 9 from Florence
Bishop tearfully and pas-
sionately praising two
EMS personnel. Bishop
was the victim of a horri-
ble and highly unusual ac-
cident that occurred dur-
ing a visit to the power
company where she went
to pay a bill.

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Pulling up next to the
building, Bishop opened
the door to step out. Not
realizing that her vehicle
was not in park, being in
reverse instead, she
opened the door. Placing,
her hand along the door
edge, she turned to step
out of the vehicle. When
she took her foot off the
brake, the car suddenly
rolled backwards, severely
crushing her hand be-
tween the door edge and
the wall it struck rolling
"It was horrible. It
practically cut off my fin-
gers when it hit, then the
EMS guys arrived and
they were incredible.
"There were even fire
ants climbing all over us
while they treated me.
Then, while driving me to
the Tallahassee Memorial
Hospital trauma unit, they
had to pull over to cut off
my rings, the swelling had
gotten so bad. 'I owe so
much to them that I don't
know where to begin. Re-
ally, I can't thank them
enough. I also want every-
body to be careful and al-
ways make sure their cars
are fully in park before
they step out. But mostly,
I want to thank the guys
who did so much to help
me. Their names are Chad
Thomas and Lucas
Williams," Bishop ex-
Staff writer Michael
Curtis can be reached at

Renee Katrell Brown-Criminal registration
Lawrence Joseph Carroll-Identity theft (two
counts), uttering a forgery (two counts)
Tracy Denise Verdell-Aggravated assault
SDolores Yvonne Murray-DUI
Kenneth Eugene Howell-Possession of drug
paraphernalia, possession of marijuana less than 20
grams, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon
Ben Christian-Aggravated assault with a deadly
Willie Charles Bell-DUI (county)
Deborah Ann Dobbs-Disorderly intoxication
Dexter Antoine Henderson-Failure to appear
Nagy M. Amsis-Driving while license suspend-
ed, revoked or cancelled
Wayne Adam Whisnant-Criminal registration
George Johnson-VOP (circuit)
Terrence James McWhite-VOP (circuit)
Gregory Jerrod Tillman-Dealing in stolen prop-
erty (theft/trafficking)
Richard Wayne Harris-Out of county warrant,
possession of a controlled substance other than co-
caine/marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia
Leroy Scott-Trespass of an occupied structure,
trespass, shooting into a dwelling, building or vehicle
Christine Michelle Yates-False report to a law
enforcement officer
Latara Tomeka Tyson-Out of county warrant
Tommy Lee Phillips-Criminal registration
Alvin B. Webb-Criminal registration
Wilmer Alexander Castro-Reckless driving, no
valid or expired drivers license
Tejuana Trenee Laster-VOP (circuit)
Reginald Maurice Epkins-Fleeing or attempting
to elude
Darryl Bernard Sheppard-Failure to appear
Stephanie Dawanna McCray-VOP (county)
1/16/08o N a H Jr O (crut
' :GregofySteve FerreH--triminal registration'',''
Leroy Nathaniel Hall, Jr.-VOP (circuit)


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Christmas Elegance Sweeps Through

The Wardlaw-Smith-Goza Mansion

Leon "Lent"

Leon "Lent" Dawson,
age 70, of Greenville,
passed away on Thursday,
January 10, 2008, in Madi-
Funeral services will
be held on Saturday, Janu-
ary 19, at 2 p.m. at Young
Reaper Missionary Baptist
Church in Greenville with
burial at Bellamy (Young
Reaper) Cemetery :
Viewing-visitation will
be on Friday, January 18,
from 2:30-7:30 p.m. at Till-
man Funeral Home in
An avid fisherman, Mr.
Dawson took delight in his
children and grandchil-
dren, teach them, too, the
art of fishing. Mr. Dawson
was a retired logger.
Mourning Mr. Daw-
son's passing are his for-
mer wife, Jean Jones of Ft.
Pierce; daughters, Debra
(Willie Siplin) Dawson of
Greenville, Jennie (Mar)
Hollin, Cynthia
(Lawrence) Bruton, and
Brenda Dawson of Miami,
Margaret (George Gilyard)
Lewis of Monticello, Linda
Dawson of Valdosta, Ga.,
Anissa (James) Scott of Ft.
Lauderdale, Kimberly
(Nathaniel) Williams of
Atlanta, Ga.; one sister,
Susie Morris of
Greenville; 31, grandchild
dren; 35 great-grandchil-
dren; numerous nieces;
nephews; and other rela-
tives and friends.

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Thurston (C.T.)

Essie Mae
Essie Mae Dansey,
age 72, of Greenville, died
at home on Friday, Janu-
ary 11, 2008.
Funeral services will
be held on Saturday, Janu-
ary 19, at 11 a.m. at New
Zion Missionary Baptist
Church in Greenville with
burial following at the
church cemetery.
Viewing-visitation will.
be on Friday, January 18,
from 2:30-7:3.0 p.m. at Till-
man Funeral Home in
Mrs. Taylor was a na-
tive of Ludowici, Ga., and
was a longtime resident of
Greenville, having gradu-
ated in 1952 from
Greenville Training
School. She was the
church secretary at the
Refuge Of Our Lord In Je-
sus Christ. She was a for-
mer member of Allen
Chapel AME Church and a
retiree with over 20 years
of distinguished service at
Martin Electronics in Per-
Mrs. Taylor was well
known for her melodious
voice, performing at vari-
ous church functions.
singing her signature
song, "I'm Sending Up My
Among those mourn-
ing Mrs. Taylor's ,passing
are her nieces, Atha
(Theodore) Parrish of
Jacksonville; Barbara
Dansey of Greenville;
brothers, Willie Dansey of
Los Angelas, Calif., Henry
Dansey of Holland, Jessie
Dansey of Perry, Silas
Lewis of Monticello; Wal-
ter James Blackshear of
Greenville, Robert Den-
mark of Opa Locka; one
special niece, Michele
Dansey of Greenville; nu-
merous nieces; nephews;
other relatives and friends,
including her church fami-
Mrs. Taylor was pre-

Calvin Thurston
(C.T.) Donaldson, died
Monday, January 14, 2008,
in Lake City.
Funeral services will
be Thursday, January 17,
2008, at 11 a.m. at Clayland
Baptist Church with burial
to follow in Clayland
Cemetery in Live Oak.
The family will receive
friends Wednesday, Janu-
ary 16, 2008, from 6-8 p.m.
at Beggs Funeral Home in
He was borinin Winter
Beach toCharles Early and
Fronie Holton Donaldson.
He worked as farmer and
salesman. He was a mem-
ber of Clayland Baptist
Church in Live Oak.
He is survived by his
wife, Janice Hingson Don-
aldson; three sons, Ricky
Donaldson and (Yvonne) of
Troy, Ala., Mark Boxx and
(Mimi) of Auburn, Ga.,
and Dusty Shaw and (Joan)
of Live Oak; three daugh-
ters, Donna Garner and
(Allen) of Quinton, Ala.,
Raven Kantor and (Mike)
of Tampa, and Javonne
Shaw Day and (Gary) of
Bennettsville, S.C.; three
brothers, Coy and (Lolin)
Drialdson of Lee, Mar-
shall and (Gayle) Donald-
son of Gainesville, and
Mason and (Jean) Donald-
son of Jacksonville; one
sister, Irene Combass and
(Kervie) of Keystone
Heights; 10 grandchildren;
nine great-grandchildren;
numerous nephews;
nieces; cousins; and

North Florida Com-
munity College Friends of
the Mansion and mem-
bers of the community
celebrated, the holiday
season in a winter won-
derland of sheer elegance
at the Wardlaw-Smith-
Goza Conference Center's
annual holiday open
house and opening recep-
Guests of the Mansion
were welcomed by NFCC
President Morris G.
Steen Jr. and his wife
Judy, WSG Coordinator
Maria Greene, and Direc-
tor of NFCC Foundation
and Alumni Relations,
Gina Rutherford.
The reception herald-
ed the Mansion's open
house Dec. 5-7, which in-
vited the public to enjoy
this year's Christmas at
the Mansion theme
Christmas Elegance. Co-
ordinated by Jackie John-
son, each room of the.
Mansion was beautifully
decorated with themes
ranging from Christmas
with the Czar to A Black
Tie Affair.
The Junior Auxiliary
of Madison County, under
the organization of mem-
ber Elizabeth C. Rotter,.
decked the hall with an el-
egant white winter bare
tree decorated for a
Christmas with the Czar.
Other downstairs
rooms included: A Tradi-
tional Christmas decorat-
ed by Mary Blackmon,
Jean Brandies, Gayle
Walker, Cheri Platt,
Frances Brinson and Liz
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Director of NFCC Foundation and Alumni Relations
Gina Rutherford, left, Christmas at the Mansion Coordi-
nator, Jackie Johnson, center, and NFCC WSG Coordi-
nator Maria Greene work closely together.

Sullivan; A Black Tie Af-
fair decorated by mem-
bers of the Madison
County Community Bank;
They Came to Worship
Him decorated by Penney
Worden and Jenny An-
drews, and Edwardian El-
egance decorated by The
Madison Garden Club.
Atop the twinkling
staircase, visitors walked
into The Forest of the :
Snow Queen, decorated by
Wendy Bartlam and Lydia'
Coody, which surrounded
guests with a frosted vi-
sion of fallen snow and
hooting owls. Other up-'
stairs rooms were: Christ-
mas Fantasy, decorated by
The Madison Garden
Club; A Child's Elegant
Christmas, decorated by
Madison County High
School FCCLA; Winter
Wonderland, decorated by
The Base St. Florist, and
A Christmas in the Forest,

decorated by The Madison
The outside of the
Mansion was decorated by
Jackie Johnson,Libby
Welch, Suzanne Peavy,
Cindy Poire and Janet
Moses. Lisa Flournoy as-
sisted by artistically con-
structing theme boards
for each room.
The WSG Conference
Center, listed in the His-
toric American Buildings'
Survey and the National
Register of Historic
Places, was built in 1860
and now serves as NFCC's
conference center. The
historic two-story build-
ing facilitates meetings,
exhibits, weddings, spe-
cial events and4is open to
tours upon request. For
more information, contact
Maria Greene, Mansion
coordinator, at (850) 973-
9432 or email green-





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Economic Development earmarked for debt re-structure and a computer server upgrade.

Restructured operations resulting in Medicare reimbursing the hospital $233,000, and increasing annual payments by another

Reduced $252,000 in annual operating expense.

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S* A $60,000 digital imaging system purchased with grant money.

* A $30,000 mammography processor purchased with grant money.

* A $40,000 computer-controlled pharmacy system purchased with grant money.

A new $47,000 telephone system, awaiting installation. $36,000 of which was funded with grant money.

A $7,000 special bed scale purchased with grant money.

A $2,000 medial diagnosis software purchased with grant money.

A $79,000 laboratory coagulation analyze uded tough..atalease

A i6- slice CT machine funded with operating funds.

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Three new Board Members appointed by the governor Reverend Oliver Biadley, Howard Phillips, Jim Sale

Employee salaries have been made more competitive by aligning them to the 2007 Florida Hospital Associations Annual Salary Sur

New managers for the departments of: Admissions, Business Office, Dietary, Finance, Maintenance, Nursing.

A Board-certified family practice physician has been recruited and employed to work with a well-credentialed physician assistant, at
the Four Freedoms Health Center.

Vicki Howerton, a community relations coordinator employed to improve communications between the hospital and the families it


Weekly hours of Physical Therapy increased from about 20 per week to about 80 per week.

A physician was employed and assigned to the needs of the Nursing Restoration Program (swing-bed) and its patients.

Working with a neurology group in Tallahassee to implement a Stroke Prevention program that should decrease the time from stroke
to neurological intervention by about one hour.


* Partnered with Big Bend Hospice to designate a room, renovated by BBH, to be reserved for their hospice patients.

Land has been procured for a new hospital construction site.


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Guarding Against Identity


By Tyrra B Meserve
Greene Publishing, Inc.
At the Kiwanis Club meeting, Thurs-
day, January 10, the main topic was that
of identity theft. Though typically more
of an issue with seniors in the past, the
cyber age has enabled the issue of identi-
ty theft to become more main-stream.
More individuals are finding themselves
faced with the daunting challenge of
proving to their banks and financial in-
stitutions that they are indeed who they
say they are. Innocent until proven
guilty does not apply in the case of iden-
tity theft and it can take years to unravel
the damage one misplaced credit card
can do. Learn how to protect yourself be-
fore someone that is pretending to be you
takes you to the cleaners, according to
Identity theft, not to be confused
with fraud, describes the. crime involv-
ing the actual assumption of another's
identity Whereas fraud, usually a one-
time occurrence of the thief trying to
pass a check or charge, tends to be an
isolated crime, in the instance of identi-
ty theft, the thief will assume your
name, social security number and other
identifying information to commit fraud
and other crimes multiple times until
caught. The thief borrows your credit,
gaining access to your accounts or open-
ing new ac-
counts in
your name.
They are
then able to
run up

bills, often not being discovered until the
victim of the identity theft applies, and
then, is denied for credit themselves.
Identity thieves are able to obtain
personal information by several differ-
ent means. Ranging from simple, to ex-
tremely clever, there are several methods
that you should be aware of. By taking
some basic precautions, you may be able
to stop a thief before finding yourself a
Stealing mail is an easy way a thief
can gain access to personal information.
An unlocked mailbox holds a wealth of
information about an individual. Incom-
ing mail contains applications for pre-ap-
proved cards, bank statements and all
kinds of other pre-sorted information.
Out going mail contains checks that have
been sent for payments.
Be wary of any documents that hold
key information about yourself that you
just toss in the dumpster, a thief is not
above diving into you trash to get it.
Having someone looking over your
shoulder as you conduct transactions at
an ATM or any other debit machine
should make you cautious. A thief over
your shoulder could be making notes of
your PIN to use at their convenience.
Some have even been known to install
fake machines in place of the real Mc-
Coy in order to obtain vital information.
Make sure your alone are watching what
you are doing anytime your debit card is
involved, and don't forget your receipt.
Never give out personal information
on the Internet to any unsolicited sites.
Thieves will often use this approach to
trick victims into telling more about

themselves than they usually would. It's
a safe bet to say you did not win $50,000
in an overseas lottery; they probably
have something else in mind for your
Ladies, and gentlemen, do not carry
all of your information on you. Women
are especially susceptible to this. Leave
those Social Security cards at home.
Memorize all the important numbers
you need and make copies of any credit
cards, front and back, to leave in a secure
place in case they get lost. If a lost credit
card is found along with its access code
written on it, a dishonest person can
take advantage that much easier. Just be-
cause it is possible to fit your life in your
pocketbook doesn't mean it's a good idea
to carry it around.

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A good idea is to check your credit at
least once a year. Look for any inaccura-
cies that may occur and report them im-
mediately if discovered. Carefully re-
view all bank statements and shed them
when finished. Again, report anything
that doesn't look right as waiting could
cost you money Be defensive with your
personal information and never give it
out to unsolicited callers or e-mailers. If
a company that your are doing business
with does require the information, dou-'
ble check that they do not release it to -
anyone else.
Keep a safe watch out for yourself
because there may be someone out there
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the pharmacy and medical
supply company is owned
and operated by Larry and
Jemille Olive. Among the
many hats these new busi-
ness owners will likely
wear, Jemille will also be
the resident Pharmacist.
Convenience, afford-
ability and an emphasis
on customer service are
among their prescription
for success. And if smiles
are any indication, there
is no doubt that the busi-
ness will be going strong
for years to come, as own-
ers and staff had plenty to
go around.
The actual address for
North Florida Pharmacy
of Madison is 139 SW Ma-
con Street, Madison, FL
32340. The phone number
is 850-973-8120. Residen-
tial and commercial cus-
tomers are invited to call
or come by Monday to Fri-
day 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Satur-
day 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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Curtis can be reached by
email at michael@greene-

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Church in Kingsport, Tenn.,
included "The Bell" in their
newsletter for us all to re-
flect on the truths found in
the shape of "The Bell" and

By Nell Dobbs,
The year of 2008 is pass-
ing quickly. The Sunday
School Superintendent of
Bethany Presbyterian

SMadison Fi
The sensational Christian music trio,
Three Bridges, will be in concert at the
First Baptist Church of Madison on Sat-
urday night,' January 26, at 6 p.m. Three
Bridges is a trio of men with their lives
bridged to
Jesus Christ
(thus the
name Three
Bridges) who
have accept-
ed God's call-
ing to en-
courage be-
lievers and
bring the
gospel of Je-
sus Christ to
the lost
their music
ing the .re-
lease of their
claimed, 2002
album, enti-
tled Soldiers, they ,have wowed packed
out audiences across the nation, every-
where from business conventions,
churches, political meetings and TV
shows all the way to Air Force One.
Known for their tight harmony, soulful
style and exciting energy packed stage
presentations. Three Bridges is an inter-
nationally acclaimed group. They have
entertained millions with their record-
ings, television and personal appear-
ances. The trio consists of Elliott McCoy
who is manager and baritone for the
group, Scott Johnson on lead and Eddy

to consider the implications
and blessings of being God's
Our brother, Jimmie
and Bonnie Agner and fami-

first Baptist
Bolton on tenor. Although from varied
backgrounds and hailing from different
parts of the country, God brought these
three men together for His purpose and
His Glory. Their last nine consecutive
-singles, have
been is the top
40 on the
Gospel Charts,
them six top 10'
hits and three
at #1 songs,
"Cooling Wa-
ter," .In The
Sky" and Aw
"Little Song
Coming On."
may be ob-
tained at First
Baptist Church
i in Madison,
b i134 S.W. Meet-
ing Ave., in
Madison. The
concert is to
help pay for the new organ and a $15.00
donation is requested for tickets. First
Baptist Choir will be performing a cou-
ple of numbers with Three Bridges.
Shekinah (Liane Wakefield, Dan Camp-
bell, Phillip Holbrook, Tom Fico) will be
opening the evening of praise and wor-
ship. First Baptist is honored to have
Three Bridges added to their concert
tour while they are in Florida and look
forward to an evening of great music.
Join them as beautiful voices are raised
in praise to our God and receive the
blessings that He will surely pour out.

Three Bridges To Perform At

out of ICU and in a room at
Shands in Gainesville; Sue
Raines at Madison Hospital,
as is Simon Kinsey; Bill
Raines, much improved
from a bad fall and Pat as
she cared for him and for
Sue; Brett Copeland was in
Thomasville Hospital and
needs our earnest prayers.
Continued prayers for
sad ones, including the So-
bel family and the Jimmy

from II Peter II and how im-
portant this Precious Book
is and how it came to be by
men of old, as God inspired
them, not men's word but
God's Word.
Blessed 90th birthday to
our neighbor and friend,
Wilbur Pulliam, and to
these, Bobby Earnest and
Brooke Joiner, 1/15; Lucas
Williams, 1/16; Dale Nor-
wood, 1/17; Walteria

Blessed [is] the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful But hi
delight [is]in thelaw ofthe Lord; and in his law doth hem ediate day and night And hd shall be like a tree planted bythe rivers of water, that
bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. -Psalms 1:1-3

". ...." .. & \...

lies, are members of this
church and are truly
blessed. Their pastor is
Chuck Echols.
On Sunday, beautiful
flowers were placed in cele-
bration of Jake and Judy
Phillips' eighth wedding an-
niversary on January 15.
What blessings they
both have been and are to
our church. He has
preached and taught a long
time, had health problems
and yet carried on and since
she has come among us
we've been truly blessed
with her love for the Lord,
her being a super tacher (in
school and Sunday School --
teacher of the Friendship
Class) and blessings on
them as they reach out to so
many with prayers, con-
cerns, cards, visits, her love
for missions and the mes-
sage, active in SAM, chair-
man of our Pastor Search
Committee, and with the
call for our new minister af-
ter much prayer, many
meetings, and all that went
with the job! We are thank-
ful for the final call of Dr.
Ferrell Morris anRd family.
We also give thanks for
Preacher Jake's daughter
and family Jean and Buddy
McWilliams, who are so ac-
tive in church. (Buddy never
fails to ask about Marjell
and always sends his re-
gards.) Marjell is maintain-
ing and we give thanks for
all love, prayers, concerns
for him and for all of us.
Bless you.
Many others are ill
among us and we pray for
them. Joy Gensel is now in
Saint Vincent's in Jack-
sonville with more tests to
be done; Barbara Whittle

Davis family
Our Sunday School is
growing -- 148 Ist Sunday
Thanks to all officers -- Tom
Zimmerly recently and now
Dan Campbell. How thank-
ful we are for all who love
the Lord. Dan often plays
guitar and sings and it was
strange to hear him sing
without it.
We sang "Set My Soul
Afire." Bill Roberts as Dea-
con of the Week gave us a
message and then gave the
offertory prayer. Winds Or-
chestra did so beautifully
with "Take My Life and.Let
It Be." Chacnel Choir sang
"Holy Bible, Book Divine."
Preacher's message was

Schnitker, 1/17; Adam An-
droski, 1/18; Dorothy Brown,
1/18; Gordon Selman, 1/18;
Jerry Grable, 1/19; Brandon
Stewart, 1/19; Tom Fico,
1/20; Jose Mercado, 1/21.
Senior Adult Choir sang
at Lake Park Tuesday at 10
a.m. At 6 that night, there
was an Associational Broth-
erhood Meeting at our
church with Jerry Blair
speaking on Prescription
Drug Abuse. Leigh Barfield
spoke on the proposed
amendment about ad val-
orm tax relief. There were
about 175 in attendance.
May God grant us the de-
sire to know His Word and

I am God's child (John 1:12)
I am Christ's friend (John 15:15)
I am united with the Lord(l Cor. 6:17)
I am bought with a price(1 Cor. 6:19-20)
I am a saint (set apart for God). (Eph. 1:1)
I am a personal witness of Christ (Acts 1:8)
I am the salt & light of the earth (Matt.5:13-14)
I am a member of the body of Christ(1 Cor 12:27)
I am free forever from condemnation ( Rom. 8: 1-2)
I am a citizen of Heaven. I am significant (Phill3:20)
I am free from any charge against me (Rom. 8:31-34)
I am a minister of reconciliation for God(2 Cor.S:17-21)
I have access to God through the Holy Spirit (Eph. 2:18)
I am seated with Christ In the heavenly realms (Eph. 2:6)
I cannot be separated from the love of God(Rom.8:35-39)
I am established, anointed, sealed by God (2 Cor.1:21-22)
I am assured all things work together for good (Rom. 8:.28)
I have been chosen and appointed to bear fruit (John 15:16)
I may approach God with freedom and confidence (Eph. 3: 12)
I can do all things through.Christ who strengthens me (Phil. 4:13)
I am the branch of the true vine, a channel of His life (John 15: 1-5)
I am God s temple (1 Cor..3: 16). I am complete In Christ (Col. 2: 10)
I am hidden with Christ in God (Col. 3:3). I have been justified (Romans 5:1)
I am God s co-worker (1 Cor. 3:9; 2 Cor 6:1). I am God' s workmanshlp(Eph. 2:10)
I am confident that the good works God has begun in me will be perfected (Phil. 1: 5)
I have been redeemed and forgiven (Col. 1:14). I have been adopted as God s child(Eph 1:5)
I belong to God
Do you know
who you are!?


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Friday,January 18, 2008


NFCC's Phillip Taylor Is

Mr. Science Guy For

New Testament Students
For the past three years, Phillip Taylor, math instruc-
tor at North Florida Community College, has been the
science connection between New Testament Christian
School and NFCC.
Just about every week he has donated time and talent
to bolstering science awareness at the small school in
Madison County "I saw an opportunity to fill a few gaps
and have some fun, while doing community service and
promoting the College at the same time," said Taylor. "I
wear my NFCC ID badge even when reading to the
kindergarteners." Taylor, whose children attend the 90-
student school, volunteers his time.
"The kids call me Mr. Science Guy," Taylor is proud to
Taylor does science demonstrations with first, second
and occasionally third grade students. The latest project
was a series of rocket launches just before the Christmas
break. Taylor calls the rocket launches the "Wow" factor.
Students helped Taylor set up simple, one-stage rock-
ets and thrilled as the rockets soared almost a hundred
feet into the air. The exercise presented a teaching op-
portunity while capturing the attention of the students.
Taylor credits his colleagues at NFCC with helping
the ongoing science effort by lending materials. Dr. Greg
Molnar loaned Petri dishes for bacteria cultures, Dr. Tony
DeLia loaned VanDeGraff generators and magnetic
equipment for physical science experiments and Terry
Zimmerman, sponsor of the NFCC, Sentinel Rocketeer
Club, supplied small rockets and launch materials.
New Testament principal is Elaine Doyle and the di-
rector is Charles "Mickey" Starling. Starling is also an
adjunct instructor for NFCC adult education.
For more information, contact NFCC College Ad-
vancement at 850-973-1683 or email

New Testament Christian

School Honor Roll

All A's Honor Roll
Danielle Saccucci
Takeya Jones
Jessica Saccucci
Sara Taylor
Katie Hill
Courtney Floyd
A Honor Roll
Will Ellison
Sarah Green
Matthew Greene
Diego Lee
Miles Stanley
Ty Washington
B Honor Roll
Nicholas Lee
Alie Johnson
Akhysta Anderson
Shellby Cooke
Karen Corbin
James Floyd
Coty Fongealloz
Zach Mosier
Ian Norris
Kayla Kinsey
All A's Honor Roll
Brianna Kinsey
A Honor Roll
Bethany Edgar
Katelyn Fongealloz

Alyssa Kinsey
Tyler Norris

B Honor Roll
Forrest Greene
Brianna Jones
Troy Cooke
Samantha Davis
Stephen Foust
Ryan Kemp
Andrea Moore
Cole Norris
Andrew Peters
Nakosha Pryor
Brittany Sermons

All A's Honor Roll
Patricia Davis
Zach Norris
Adrian Peters
Hannah Starling
A Honor Roll
Tiffanie Colvin
Sarah Jenkins
Jordan Kinsey
Jerrod Reader
Jeremy Scott
Jennifer Waters
B Honor Roll
Naomi Greene
Jordan Starling

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Madis Cuty
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P.O. Box 181 *

for Excellence in Education, Inc.
IVIadison, Florida 32341

Capital City Bank Supports Excellence In Education

By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
On January 3, the
Madison County Founda-
tion for Excellence in Edu-
cation kicked off the New
Year by accepting a $2,000
donation from Capital City
Bank. The donation will
be used to purchase a
scholarship for a qualified
student through the Take
Stock in Children Scholar-
ship Program.
Take Stock in Children
is a comprehensive pro-
gram that helps children
succeed by providing them
college scholarships, vol-
unteer mentors, student
advocates and tutoring
among others. High stan-
dards, parental involve-
ment, and community sup-
port are crucial to the pro-
gram's success. It is rapid-
ly building a track record
of helping children stay
out of trouble, graduate
from high school, attend
college and become pro-
ductive citizens.
In addition to its sup-
port of the Take Stock In
Children Scholarship Pro-
gram, the Foundation
works in Madison County
to support teachers and
promote community in-
volvement in improving
education. The Founda-
tion also has' $500 mini-
grants available to teach-
ers to assist in reaching
these onals as well as the

Teacher of the Year award.
Faye Browning, the
President of the Founda-
tion, joined Clerk of the
Court Tim Sanders, who
also serves as Vice Presi-
dent of the Foundation, ac-
cepting the donation from
Madison and Jefferson
Capital City Bank Presi-
dent Bill Gunnels. Assis-
tant VP Market Leader
Darlene Hagan coordinat-
ed the handoff.
"We are so apprecia-
tive of the support we've
received from the commu-
nity. This $2,000 will pro-
vide another Take Stock in
Children Scholarship. It's
so important that we sup-
port students that need it,
especially when these
great kids are willing to
commit to the high stan-
dards of the program,"
Browning stated.
Madison County Take
Stock in Children Pro-
gram Coordinator Jo
Willis passionately agrees
with Browning's view.
"We now have 76 students
in the scholarship pro-
gram with 21 slated to
graduate from Madison
County High School this
year. The process starts as
early as fourth grade when
school officials and teach-
ers begin contacting par-
The selection process
leads to the assignment of
a volunteer mentor and ex-

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Michael Curtis, January 3, 2008
Madison and Jefferson Capital City Bank President Bill Gunnels (far left) presents
a $2,000 donation to Madison County Foundation for Excellence in Education Presi-
dent Faye Browning and Vice President Tim Sanders, with the assistance of Capital
City Asst. VP Market Leader, Darlene Hagan (far right).

ecution of a contract with
the student and their par-
ents," Willis noted.
The process doesn't
stop there, however. It's
really only the beginning.
As the description of the
objectives regarding the
program imply, each qual-
ified student must exhibit
excellence in both acade-
mics and community citi-
zenship as he or she pro-
gresses. In effect, this

continued positive
progress qualifies the stu-
dent for the Florida Pre-
paid College Plan, which is
purchased with the dollars
brought in by the Founda-
tion for Excellence in Edu-
cation and delivered
through the Take Stock in
Children program.
It may sound a bit con-
fusing, but it is actually an
example of the results that
can be achieved, when

schools, communities and
government work togeth-
er. Effectively combining
these human and financial
resources is essential to
achieve the goals of the
Foundation and Take
Stock in Children project.
Recapping the progres-
sion, Capital City donated
$2,000 to the Madison
Foundation for Excellence
in Education who oversees
the money, ultimately us -

ing it to purchase a Pre-
paid College Tuition Plan,
either two year or four
year depending on the stu-
dent goals. Coordinators
in the Take Stock in Chil-
dren program facilitate the
selection, essentially de-
termining who receives
the scholarship based on
an application and review
process that begins as ear-
ly as fourth grade. Once
selected, volunteer men-
tors support and report
progress, interacting regu-
larly with students and
their parents until the stu-
dents successfully transi-
tions to college. There are
additional services for
substantial at-risk and dis-
advantaged situations as
In the end, the pro-
gram report card says it
all. Statewide, more than
12,000 students who might
have been unable to pur-
sue higher education oth-
erwise got the opportunity
to do so. More than $86
million in scholarships
have been awarded. 11,000
volunteers have logged
more than 841,000 hours,
facilitating the over 5000
students who have gradu-
ated from the program
since the first graduating
class of 1999.
Staff writer Michael
Curtis, can be reached at
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cover for doves, quail and deer.
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Need 10-20 chickens.
Maybe a rooster or two
also guineas and peafowls.

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and building the ads for both week-
ly papers. Must be able to work
well under pressure and maintain a
team player relationship with co-
workers. Experience and/or educa-
tion in this field preferred. Apply in
person at 1695 South SR 53 or fax
resume to 850-973-4121


SPublishihg, Inc,

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needed. Must be a team player,
able to handle multiple tasks, and
be able to cover a variety of stories.
Experience in, writing/reporting
preferred, computer experience re-
quired. Must have an excellent
knowledge of English grammar and
its proper usage. Apply in person
only at the Madison County Carrier
newspaper office, located at 1695
South.SR 53:

Florida Deprtmnent of Transporta-
tion'has a vacancy in Taylor Coun-
ty for the following position:
Position Number: 55004474
Broadband Title: Truck Drivers,
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer
Working Title: Senior Heavy
Equipment Operator
Closing Date: 01/22/08
Contact Person: Summer Hayden
or Theresa Kuhn at (850) 838-5800
For more information concerning
job desciptions requirements and to
apply online, go to
You may also call 1-877-562-7287.
If you need an accommodation be-
cause of disability in order to par-
ticipate in the application/ selection
process, please notify the contact
person in advance. We hire only
U.S. citizens and lawfully autho-
rized' alien workers. For applica-
tions claiming Veterans Preference,
please fax your DD 214 to People
First at (904) 636-2627. The De-
partment of Transportation is an
Equal Employment Opportunity,
Affirmative Action, Drug Free
Workplace employer.

Payroll clerk / Office Assistant
Manager. Approximately 6-7 hours
per day, Monday Friday, hours are
flexible. Office & general comput-
er experience needed. In the Lee
area. Fax Resume to 850-971-0006.
Extensive small repairs on a
house. Some Experience Re-
quired. Call Steve 464-2500 or
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special qualification is required ex-
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serious applicants send an email to
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Landfill Spotter. Duties include
spotting loads of garbage when em-
pited and some occasional equip-
ment operation. Applications can
be picked up at the Landfill office
between the hours of 8:00 am and
4:00 pm. Monday thru Friday.
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is an equal opportunity employer
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Suwannee River Regional Library
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the position of regular part-time Li-
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approximately 8 hours per week
regularly and also be used as a sub-
stitute during other days of the
week when needed. Minimum
qualifications include graduation
from a standard high school, ability
to type and experience with Inter-
net and computer software. Library
experience is desired. Salary is
$6.80 to $10.24 per hour depending
on qualifications and experience.
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letters of reference and other bio-
graphical information with their ap-
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returned to the Administrative Ser-
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sition will remain open until filled.
The Suwannee County Board of
County Commissioners is an equal
employment opportunity employer
that does not discriminate against
any qualified employee or appli-
cant because of race, color, nation-
al origin, sex, including pregnancy,
age, disability, or marital status.
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CASE NO.: 08-14-CA

MARVIN MORRIS, deceased and his
DANIEL MORRIS and any unknown
spouse, heirs, devises, grantees,
creditors, and all other parties claiming
by, through, under, or against him and
all unknown natural persons if alive,
and if dead or not known to be dead or
alive, their several and respective
unknown assigns, successors in interest,
trustees, or any other persons claiming
by, through, under, Or against any
corporation or other legal entity named
as defendant; and all claimants,
persons, or parties, natural or
corporate, or whose exact legal status is
unknown, claiming under any of the
above named or described defendants
or parties or claiming to have any
rights, title in or to the land hereafter
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose an Agreement for Deed
on the following described property located in Madison County, Florida: BEG AT
S 210' W 420' TO FOB, 297 PG 296. 549 CORINTH CHURCH RD. has been filed
against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it
on GARY A. HARDEE, H, the plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 170 S.W. Pinck-
ney Street/Post Office Drawer 450, Madison, Florida 32341 on or before FEBRU-
ARY 22,2008, and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service
on the Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be en-
tered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint.
WITNESS my hand and seal of this court on this 7'th' day of January, 2008.
TIM SANDERS, Clerk of Circuit Court
By: Christy R. Wilson, Deputy Clerk

Undek the authority of the Self-Service Facility Act, Section 83.805, the following
property has been seized for nonpayment of rent:
Mandisa Dunbar Unit 11 Household items-
Diane Fead- Unit 12 Household items
Patricia McBride Unit 34 Household items
Chelsea White Unit 35 Household items
The property will be sold at a public sale on Saturday, January 26, 2008, at 9:00 a.m.
at the McWilliams Realty Mini-Storage, Hwy. 14,South. For further information,'
call 850-973-8614.
01/09. 01/11. 1/16./18 -

CASE NO. 2007CA0003860001XX
OLD BLUE SPRINGS, LLC, a Florida Limited
Liability Company


ELITUDE MARIE NORDELUS; unknown tenants;
and other unknown parties in possession, including the
unknown spouse of any person in possession of the
property, and if a named Defendant is deceased, the
surviving spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors,
and all other parties claiming by, through, under or
against that Defendant, and all claimants, persons or
parties, natural orcorporate, or whose exact legal
status is unknown, claiming under any of the named or
described Defendants,


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Default Final Judgment
of Foreclosure dated January 10, 2008, in the above referenced case in which OLD
tenants; and other unknown parties in possession, including the unknown spouse of
any personin possession of the property, and if a named Defendant is deceased, the
surviving spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and all other parties claiming by,
through, under or against that Defendant, and all claimants, persons or parties, nat-
ural or corporate, or whose exact legal status is unknown, claiming under any of the
named or described Defendants, are Defendants, I, TIM SANDERS, Clerk of the
Court, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Madison County Court-
house in Madison, Florida, as the Clerk of the Court may designate at the time of sale,
at 11:00 o'clock A.M. (or as soon thereafter as Plaintiffs counsel may direct provided
that said sale must be commenced prior to 2:00 o'clock P.M.), on the 13th day of Feb-
ruary, 2008, the following described property set forth in the Default Final Judgment
of Foreclosure:
Lot 2, Block B of River Trace, a subdivision as per the plat thereof filed at
Plat Book 2, Pages 28 through 30, of the Public Records of Madison
County, Florida.
Any and all bidders, parties or other interested persons shall contact the
information desk of the Clerk of the Court prior to the scheduled foreclosure sale who
will advise of the exact location in the Madison County Courthouse for the foreclosure




[NOTE: If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommoda-
tion in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost-to you, to the
provision of certain assistance. Please contact Court Administrator, Post Office Box
1569, Lake City, Florida 32056-1569, Telephone: (386) 758-2163, within two (2) work-
ing days of your receipt of this Notice or pleading. If you are hearing pr voice impaired,
please call: 1-800-955-8771.]
WITNESS my hand and the official seal of said Court, this 11th day of January, 2008
at Madison, Madison County, Florida.

320 White Avenue
Post Office Box 1288
Live Oak, Florida 32064
Telephone: (386) 364-4440
Telecopier: (386) 364-4508
Attorney for Plaintiff


By: Ramona Dickenon
As Deputy Clerk


In Re: Estate of
Letha S. Smith,
Deceased File No. 2007-111-CP
The administration of the estate of Letha S. Smith, deceased, File Number
2007-111-CP, is:pending in the Circuit Court for Madison County, Florida, Probate Di-
vision, the address of which is P. 0. Box 237, Madison, Florida 32341. 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 having claims or demands
against decedent's state, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, on
whom a copy of this notice is served must file their claims with this court WITHIN
All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or de-
mands against decedent's estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
The date of first publication of this Notice is January 11, 2008.

Personal Representative:
Ronnie Thigpen
3 Twin Lane NW
Winter Haven, Florida 33881
Rosenkranz Law Firm
By: M. Rosenkranz, Esquft
for Personal Representative
P. 0. Box 1999
Tampa, Florida 33601
(813) 223-4195
Florida Bar Number: 815152

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