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Section A: Main
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Section A: Main: Viewpoints & Opinions
page A 2
page A 3
Section A: Main: Around Madison County
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page A 5
page A 6
page A 7
page A 8
Section A: Main: Health
page A 9
page A 10
page A 11
Section A: Main continued
page A 12
Section B: Second Section
page B 1
Section B: Second Section: Lee Day
page B 2
page B 3
page B 4
page B 5
Section B: Second Section: School
page B 6
page B 7
Section B: Second Section: Classifieds
page B 8
Section B: Second Section: Legals
page B 9
Section B: Second Section: Sports
page B 10
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THE SPIRIT OF MADISON COUNTY
Lee Day Celebrated
M n n Awr W i
Phillip Dale Franklin, who was
reported missing last week, was
found dead this past Saturday.
revealed that at
8:30 p.m. on
26, Phillip Dale 'O
Franklin was Phillip Dale
visiting several Franklin
friends at a res-
idence located on St. Thomas
A.M.E. Church Road in Madi-
son County..At approximately
9:15 p.m., Franklin indicated
that he was going to walk home.
Due to his apparent intoxicated
state, a friend suggested that
Franklin lay down in the back of
a vehicle until they left Please
See Missing Man, Page 2A
Busted For Meth
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
A Lee woman was arrested for
A c Kristy Grace
to a Madison County Sheriff's Of-
fice report, at approximately 9 p.m.
that evening, Cpl. David Harper of
the Interstate Criminal Enforcement
(ICE) Unit was working traffic en-
forcement when he pulled over a
1992 Mitsubishi sedan, driven by
Kristy Grace Stephens, 23, of Lee
for two separate traffic violations.
While issuing Stephens a writ-
ten warning for the traffic viola-
tions, Harper began to detect sever-
al signs of possible criminal activity.
Please See Meth, Page 3A
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Harold Hand entered a plea
of not guilty in Madison County
Circuit Court on Monday, April 3.
Hand, who was arraigned on
first-degree murder charges for
the killing of Geraldine Konan, is
set for motions to be made on
May 4. Pre-trial hearings are set
Bomb Threat At Capital City Bank
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
A bomb threat cleared out Capital City
Bank on Friday morning, March 31.
According to a Madison Police Depart-
ment report, a woman had called 911 from a
pay phone at the old Giddens Grocery Store,
in Pinetta, to report that she had overheard
someone talking about putting a bomb on
the bank's premises. The bomb was suppos-
edly set to designate somewhere around
The call came in to 911 at approximate-
ly 8:42 a.m. Inv. Ben Ebberson said that he
was informed, of the call at approximately
Madison police officers arrived on the
scene and employees and customers were
cleared from the building. The search began
for a bomb-sniffing dog, somewhere in the
southeast, but to no avail. It seems that all
the "bomb dogs" were either at "training."
"out-of-town." or at the veterinarian's office.
The bank remained closed until 1:00
p.m., and then customers and employees
were allowed back in.
Greene Publishing, Inc Photo by Emerald Kinsley. March 31. 2006
Tania Stokes Williams
For Madison County
nounces her can-
didacy for Su-
pervisor of Elec-
tions for Madi- a
in the Supervisor
of Elections' of-
fice in Madison
since 2002. Dur- o Tania Stokes Williams
ing her tenure in
the elections office, she has learned the "ins"
and "outs" of the election process through two
general elections, one primary, one Presidential
preference election and one City of Madison
Tania is married to Greg Williams and is
the proud mother of Logan, 11, and Luke, 4.
They reside in the Hickory Grove community.
She is a graduate of Madison County High
School and North Florida Community College.
She is a member of Macedonia Baptist Church.
Williams' parents are Gene and Geraldine
Stokes. She is 30 years old and has spent her
entire life as a resident of Madison County. It is
her strong desire to serve the residents of Madi-
son County in this important role. She will
work to assure that your Elections Office re-
mains "of the people, for the people and by the
Your efforts to promote her candidacy are
requested and your vote will be appreciated.
Political Advertisement paid for and ap-
proved by Tania Stokes Williams, Democrat, for
Supervisor of Elections.
3 Sections, 30 Pages
Around Madison County..........................4-8A
Bridal........................... ........................... 4A
Church........ .......... ....................... Section C
Classifieds.................................... ......... 8B
Community Calendar............................... 5A
Lee Day........................... .............. 1-4B
Health........................... ...... .....9-11A
Legals......................... .. ........ 9B
Obituaries.................... .......... 5A
Viewpoints & Opinions...........................2-3A
S "Copyrighted Material
Available from Commercial News Providers"
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
A doublewide mobile home was destroyed
by fire early Monday morning, April 3.
According to fire reports, the call was re-
ported at 1:58 a.m. and Madison Fire and Res-
cue and the Pinetta Volunteer Fire Department
had both responded at approximately 2:12 a.m.
The home,'which was occupied by Danny
"D.J." Thompson, Jr. and Kellie Jewell, was lo-
cated in the Hanson area.
The fire departments were there until 5
a.m., battling the blaze but to no avail.
At press time, there was no word on how
the fire began.
The family of five lost everything in the
for May 10 and June 1. The tenta-
tive trial date is set for June 5.
Joshua Chamblin was sup-
posed to file a pre-trial motion on
charges of vehicular homicide.
His attorneys asked for an exten-
sion until April 10.
Thomas Davis was charged
with aggravated battery with a
deadly weapon. He pled guilty to
Thompson and Jewell are the parents of
three girls: four years old, two years old and six
Items needed for the family include diapers,
in sizes 3 and 5; baby clothing; and clothing for
children, sizes 6 months, 2T and 4T. Carnation
Good Start formula, baby bottles and pacifiers
are also needed.
Adult size clothing is also needed for D.J.
and Kellie. Kellie wears a size 7 pants and a
medium size shirt. D.J. wears a size 38 x 32
pants and an XL shirt.
Cash donations are also accepted. Please.
call D.J.'s parents home at 971-4387 or Kellie's
mother's cell phone at 673-9896.
High Speed Chase Goes From
Interstate 10 All The Way To Hickory Grove
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
A man was arrested
for child abuse and endan-
germent, as well as traffic
charges, following a high-
speed chase on Friday
evening, March 31.
According to a Madi-
son County Sheriff's Of-
fice report, Cpl. David
Harper, of the Interstate
(ICE) Unit was working
traffic enforcement on In-
terstate 10 when he at-
tempted to stop a 2006
Chevy van, driven by
Dwayne Olando Camp-
bell, of Orlando, for a traf-
Once Campbell no-
ticed Harper was behind
him, he abruptly exited I-
10 onto County Road 255
and went north toward the
Town of Lee.
to 115 miles per hour and
refused to stop. As the pur-
suit neared the town limits,
Harper backed off, hoping
that Campbell would slow
and stop at the intersection
of U.S. 90; however,
Campbell did not stop and
blew through the intersec-
tion, continuing north on
Harper quickly caught
up to Campbell and con-
tinued pursuit. As the van
approached the intersec-
tion of State Road 6, Harp-
er again backed off.
through the intersection
without slowing and the
van went airborne, causing
a shower.of sparks when it
landed. It was later mea-
sured that the van went
118 feet through the air.
Harper continued pur-
suit for several more miles
before Campbell decided
to stop and give up.
Campbell was arrested
Please See Chase, Page
misdemeanor battery. Adjudica-
tion of guilt was withheld and he
was placed on probation for 12
Lehman Evans was charged
with possession of a controlled
substance. He pled guilty to the
charge. Adjudication of guilt was
withheld and he was placed on
probation for three years.
Mobile Home Goes Up In Blazes
Firefighters battle the blaze that destroyed a home, occupied by Danny "D.J." Thompson,
Jr., Kellie Jewell and their three children. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Kinsley,
April 3, 2006)
Hand Pleads Not Guilty To Murder Charge
Pre-Trial Hearings Are Set For May 10 And June 1
VOL. 42 NO. 36 Wednesday, April 5,, 2006inL~~~ IIII
2A Madison County Carrier
Wednesday, April 5, 2006
VIEWPOINTS & OPINIONS
With The Publisher
Mary EUen Greene
The Greatest Gift We Can Give Our
Hometown, Our Children, and Our
Community, is, To "Give Back"
As I watched the community of Lee once again getting to-
gether to put on a magnificent "Lee Day," this past weekend,
and, as I watch leaders in Madison preparing for "Down Home
Days," coming up next month, I am proud to be a part of a coun-
ty where everyone "gives back" to one another.
.Those of us born in Madison County have seen for many
years the wonderful "bond" we have with each other. As young
men and women, we have helped organize and begun wonder-
ful traditions, such as Madison's "Down Home Days;" Lee's
"Lee Day;" and Greenville's Country Christmas." These live-
ly well-planned weekends didn't just "happen," they were
'planned. Hours, days, and weeks go in to the planning of cele-
brations, and Madison County has always been an area where
organizers are also friends, relatives, and co-workers.
The organizing of these "traditions," have been our way of
"giving back," for the wonderful life we have enjoyed in Madi-
son County for many, many years.
S It reminds me of other people who have "given back."
When I was a young girl, we had a huge "May Day" cele-
bration in downtown Madison every first of May. We elected a
SKing and Queen of May, and all the grades in school had activ-
Sities they would do in honor of the May King and Queen, and
We had Maypole dances, we had skits, we had clowns, and
we had wonderful food to eat. The event was held many years
at the Woman's Club Building on Lake Frances, and for many
other years, downtown in front of the Courthouse. As seniors in
high school, we would wear our evening gowns with plenty of
starched crenolins under them, similar to the Southern Belles of
yesteryear. It was always a wonderful, community-wide event,
which we all looked forward to for many, many years.
But, giving didn't just begin there. It began many years be-
fore in different organizations.
In 1913, girls in America received a gift that's kept on giv-
ing. Juliette Lowe established the Girl Scouts, thereby proving
Sthe power of improving others. For generations, Girl Scouts
*have trouped through the world with high ideals and sweet
i .Lowe offered this.morsel about serving others; .,,,, ..
"To put ourself in, another's place requires, real imagi-
"Try to imagine your own approach to assisting others.
And, as a guide to earning your green badge of service, follow
your leaders," she is quoted as saying.
I hope our young people today are "watching" us as we lead
in areas of service. I hope they realize that having these big
events take hours, days, and months of planning. And, I hope
they know that "their time" is coming. One day, the torch will
.pass, and the very young people enjoying all of these activities
will be the very ones organizing them.
I was touched some time ago as I watched daughter, Emer-
ald, and her husband, Paul, gather up their two girls from one
activity and take them to another, then trade places and go back
to pick up and get the girls home to do homework and their
chores. I said to her,."Emerald, I don't know how you juggle all
'you do....getting up early, having the girls to school on time,
running this newspaper office and business all day, (which gets
-hectic, to say the least), then getting the girls to all their differ-
ent "after-school activities," picking them up later, and getting
back home in the late afternoon, still having to do supper,
homework, and sometimes, all of you having to go to nighttime
:activities to boot."
She smiled, and looked me in the eyes, and said, "Mom I
,,had good teachers.".
"Who?" I asked.
"You and Dad," she answered.
As I thought back on her answer, I remembered my parents
in the same situation with their five children, then The Husband
and my years of taking our three children to football practices,
dancing classes, church activities, piano lessons, Little League
Baseball, and numerous other after-school activities. The years
Shave not faded those fond memories, and wonderful times we
spent together as a family. Nor will theirs.
I read a quote once by Alice Childress, which said, "Life is
just a short walk from the cradle to the grave, and it sure be-
hooves us to be kind to one another along the way."
I read once that there are two kinds of people on earth that
'can be seen....The people who lift, and the people who lean.
I have always hoped I was a person who lifted, and I know
The Husband and I can say we have tried to "give back" for the
wonderful life we have enjoyed in Madison County.
In choosing a path....one must choose the path with the
heart. We must learn how to follow the inner beat of intuitive
'feeling. Logic may tell where a path may lead, but it cannot
judge whether your heart will be there, too. That is your deci-
A farmer was walking over his farm with a friend, exhibit-
,ing his crops, herds of cattle, and flocks of sheep. His friend
., was greatly impressed, especially with the splendid sheep. He
had seen the same breed before, but never had seen such fine
specimens. With great earnestness, he asked the farmer how he
,had succeeded in rearing such fine sheep. The simple answer
was, "I take care of my lambs."
We must follow this lead...and take care
of our children. We must teach them the val-
ues of good behavior, of leading a Godly life, a i
and giving back to a community that has giv-
en to them. They are our future.
As I close I want to send a Happy belated
Birthday wish to my sister-in-law, Wanda Sel- .
man, whose birthday is on St. Patrick's Day,
March 17th. May she have many, many more. .,sli,
"Nuff said....Bye for now... See 'ya. Wanda
SFlorida Agriculture and Consumer Services Commissioner
Charles H. Bronson today alerted consumers to a growing iden-
tity theft scam in which con artists posing as courthouse work-
ers claim that the person being called has failed to report for
The scam has been reported in 11 states, although it is un-
clear whether it has surfaced in Florida, officials say,
"If you get such a call, hang up and avoid providingg any
personal or financial information over the phone," Bronson
said. "Court workers don't call on the phone to inform you that
you've missed a jury duty summons."
The scam typically involves a call from a person claiming
to be a jury coordinator. who informs the person being called
that a warrant has been issued for his or her arrest as a result of
the person's failure to appear for jury duty. When th intended
victim protests and reports that they've never received a sum-
mons to report for jury duty, they are asked for a Social Securi-
ty number, a date of birth and sometimes even' a bank 'account
Missing Man r
and that they would then give him a ride home.
Franklin was apparently receptive to this and initially ac-
cepted this offer. When Franklin's friends left at approxi-
mately 10:15 PM they discovered that Franklin was missing.
The friends attempted to locate Franklin, but they were un-
successful. They eventually assumed that Franklin walked
At approximately 8:56 p.m. on Monday, March 27,
Franklin's mother contacted the Madison County Sheriffs.
Office to report her son missing. Deputy John Deming was
dispatched to the Franklin residence.
Upon his arrival at approximately 9:23 a.m., Mrs.
Franklin informed Deputy Deming that when her son was not
home this morning, she. started calling all of the neighbors
and her son's friends. She determined that no one had appar-
ently seen her son since the previous evening. A small pond,
located near 418 N.W. St. Thomas A.M.E. Church Road, be-
came an area of concern early in the missing person investi-
gation since it is located in close proximity to where Franklin
had last been seen by his friends and it is on the way to
Franklin's residence. Russell D. Hagen reported that he had
observed shoe impressions in close proximity to this pond.
At Chief Deputy Leonard Harris' request, the Madison
County Sheriffs Office diver, Deputy Alan R. Whigham,
conducted a grid search of this pond. Deputy Whigham re-
ported that this pond dropped off drastically a short distance
from the water's edge. Its perimeter was apparently dug out
to a depth of approximately 15 feet several years ago. Noth-
ing unusual was noted during this search. Leon County Sher-
iffs Office's Forward Looking Infrared (F.L.I.R.) equipped
Providing that information enables the scam artist to clean
out the consumer's bank account:and open up other accounts,
obtain credit cards and establish other lines of credit in the vic-
tim's name, Bronson warned.
"This is a particularly insidious fraud because most people
take jury duty seriously and naturally would want to clear up
any misunderstanding about whether they failed to show up for
it as quickly as possible," the Commissioner said. "Such a call
would understandably upset most people, especially with the
threat of arrest, and catch them off guard."
The scam reportedly has surfaced in New York, Minnesota,
Illinois, Colorado, Oklahoma and other states in recent years,
and authorities are concerned that it will spread. It is yet an-
other example of how con artists try to rip off consumers.
"People need to always remember to avoid giving any per-
sonal or financial information over the telephone to anyone
vwhoseidentity they Iha e not verified." Bronson said ..
Cont'd from Page 1A
helicopter also conducted a search of the area with negative
At approximately 5:15 PM on Saturday, April 1, Wesley
Isgro was driving on St. Thomas A.M.E. Church Road when
he glanced at another pond and thought that he saw some-
thing. This pond is located south of a residence at 1148 N.W.
St. Thomas A.M.E. Church. Road and closer to Franklin's res-
idence. When Isgro used a pair of binoculars to get a better
look, he observed what he thought was a shirt that he gave to
Franklin in the past. Isgro then relayed this information to the
Madison County Sheriffs Office Communications Center.
Sergeant Freddie Register was dispatched to the scene at
approximately 5:22 PM and he arrived at Isgro's residence at
approximately 5:28 PM. Isgro then directed Sergeant Regis-
ter to the location. Using'the binoculars, Sergeant Register
also observed what appeared to be a body in the water. The
clothing appeared to be what Franklin was wearing when he
disappeared. Sergeant Register then contacted Lieutenant
Mark W. Joost and requested additional assistance. Lt. Joost
arrived at the scene at approximately 5:44 p.m. Shortly after
this, Corporal David E. Harper, Deputy James R. Mabry and
Deputy Michael D. Maurice arrived. Chief Deputy Harris
arrived at the scene at approximately 6:17 p.m.
After photographing, measuring and sketching the
scene from the surrounding shore, Lt. Joost used Isgro's boat
to paddle out to the decedent. After completing his scene in-
vestigation, Lt. Joost removed Franklin's body from the
At this point, alcohol appears to be a factor. No foul play
is suspected but the investigation continue
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Open House Of Lamont Baptist Church
Dear Sirs: ; I;
Two years ago, the Historic Lamont Baptist ... "-. : .'
Church was destroy ed b\ fire.
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Church in Lamont Florida. On
Sunday, April 30, a dedication and open house will r"
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Bronson Warns Consumers To Avoid 'Jury Duty' Scam
Wednesday, April 5, 2006
Madison County Carner 3A
VIEWPOINTS & OPINIONS
Gospel Sing And Chicken
Pilau Set For This Weekend
There will be a gospel sing and chicken pilau fundraiser,
sponsored by the Lee Volunteer Fire Department and Midway
Church of God, on Saturday, April 8, for Ronald Norris. Ronald,
who lives in Suwannee County, has many relatives in the Lee
area. He is currently on dialysis and has suffered from kidney
problems since he was a baby. He is 20 years old. A fund has
been set up at Shands Hospital in Gainesville for him.
Lee Worship Center will host a gospel sing this Friday,
April 7, beginning at 6:30 p.m. It's an open microphone sing, so
anyone is welcome to come and sing and play. Funds collected
from the love offering at the sing will go towards a new roof for
Among the singers that day will be Everlasting Arms, Lisa
Smith, Alexis Stalnaker and Tania Williams. Tania and her two
sisters sang "God Bless the USA" Saturday at Lee Day. I really
wish that the sound system hadn't been so atrocious, so every-
one could hear how beautifully these three ladies sing together.
I know that they can sing good because I've heard them sing to-
gether. Saturday's performance wasn't their fault and I wish that
they had a chance to do it all over again.
I hope that everyone enjoyed Lee Day as much as I did this
past Saturday. It was an honor being chosen the Lee Citizen of
the Year and being.made to feel like a celebrity. I would like to
extend a big thanks to Alex Searcy for the use of her Mercedes
convertible, a big thanks to her brother, Rob, for driving me in
the parade and another big thanks to Jim and Vivian Searcy for
their help and for the offer of the car.
I saw lots of friends on Saturday. I didn't get to speak to all
of them, but I wish that I had. I saw friends, ranging from Mr.
and Mrs. Stanley Baxley, who I sat with at the Lee Day dinner
at Lee United Methodist Church last Friday night, to younger
friends, like Kristin Atkins and Missy and Katie Burke.
That's all the news for this week! Have a great week and a
beautiful forever! May God bless each and every one of you!
ApWril Has WArrvd, No J06
So did you pull off a nifty April Fool's Day joke? Gatepost
did, without meaning to. We gave some people a piece of infor-
mation they asked for. They laughingly refused to believe us be-
cause it sounded so preposterous. We wish we could have wit-
nessed the real joke that moment when they realized it was the
truth. We chuckle just thinking about it.
John Sanders paid us a visit at school last week. He and his
wife Kayleen have moved to Panama City where they both have
jobs now. They had driven Christy Holtz over to visit her dad
and do some college-transferring business. It was great to see
If you encounter these folks this week, give them hearty
birthday greetings. Carla Lyles, April 6; Travis Jay and Devin
Kelly, Ap. 7; Ronnie Spearman and Tanesha Hampton, Ap. 8;
Cole Akerman, Ben Smith, Patsy Hardee, and Gatepost our-
selves, Ap. 9; Jimmy Bailey, Kendra Wilson (she's 20), Taylor
Killipgsworth, Claire Maultsby, and Sara Stone Pack, Ap. 10;
Kyle Hunter, David Agner, and Lorenzo Cain, Ap. 11. Gatepost
wishes all of us a wonderful celebration of growing more fan-
Picket Fence Pride: brilliant dogwood blossoms every-
where. We know it's truly spring now.
SWe were delighted to see Judy Placzkowski at church Sun-
day. She is recovering well.
Let's add J. L. Newberry to our prayer list. He is in a Jack-
sonville hospital with severe pneumonia.
Keep an eye out for limos Saturday evening. It's prom night
Sunday you're invited to two performances of "Jesus and
the Nine-Inch Nails" sponsored by the Rocky Springs and Han-
son Methodist churches. It's at the Woman's Club Building be-
side Lake Frances at 11:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Free admission.
Reserve your lunch hour next week for the Holy Week Ser-
vices at noon each day. We'll see you there.
Send Gatepost your news items at firstname.lastname@example.org, at
(850) 973-4141, or the Greene Publishing Building on S. 53.
Meet you at the gatepost next week.
Ruel McKinney, II vs. Full Circle Dairy, LLC-contracts
Nicole Trombly and DOR vs. Jason Suherland-support
Lee Ann Lasseter vs. Charles Henry McIntosh-repeat do-
Shonda Wright vs. Dana Davis-repeat domestic injunction
Minnie Robinson vs. Broderick Robinson-dissolution of
Johnny Cain vs. Lillie R. Haynes-appeal other civil
For Disorderly Conduct
Jimmy Lee Bryant, of'
Madison, was arrested on
Sunday evening, April 2, and
charged with disorderly con-
According to a Madison
Police Department report;
Bryant got into a verbal alter-
cation with another individ-
ual. When Patrolman Brandon
Abbott arrived, Bryant pro-
ceeded to curse and become
Bryant was arrested for
The Madison Police De-
partment wishes to remind
readers that Bryant has been
arrested a number of times in
the past for public begging.
They said that he does not
have a wife in the hospital and
that. he has used several other
stories to get money from un-
Jimmy Lee Bryant
suspecting people in the past.
Bryant is a 25-year-old
black male, who stands ap-
proximately 6'3" tall. If you
are approached by him and
asked for money, you are
asked to call the Madison Po-
lice Department at 973-5077.
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without further incident.
It was determined that Campbell fled'because he was want-
ed by the Osceola County Sheriff's Office for cocaine posses-
Two other adults and four young children were in the van
Campbell was charged with fleeing and eluding, reckless
driving (willful and wanton), driving while license suspended or
revoked knowingly, four counts of child abuse/endangerment, as
well as the Osceola County warrant.
There were no injuries during the pursuit.
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I've been thinking about writing this column for some time,
studying the issue to try to make some sense out of it. At this
point, I think I've heard and read enough to have formed a po-
sition that I.can reasonably defend, so here goes.
Make no mistake about this illegal:immigration is a na-
tional security issue of the first order. A nation without secure
borders loses its' sovereignty. If you saw that video last week
of mass demonstrations by hundreds of thousands of people,
many sporting Mexican flags, you know what I mean. Obvi-
ously, they do not Pledge Allegiance to the stars and stripes,
which is a common denominator most Americans share.
George W. Bush says that he wants a comprehensive immi-
gration.bill from the Congress. I disagree. A comprehensive
bill which covers border security, existing illegal aliens, and im-
migration reform is simply too much to tackle at once. Opinion
is too diverse. Instead, we need to break this issue down.into
"bite size" pieces where consensus is more likely. To use a
baseball analogy, we need a few singles rather than a home run.
When it comes to problem solving, my first rule of thumb
is 'don't let the problem get any worse than it currently is.'
With this issue, that translates into tighter border security. Our
borders, primarily the two thousand mile long border we share
with Mexico, are as leaky as a kitchen strainer. We have a clear
and present national security danger when people can traverse
our borders with ease at the rate of a half-million a year. That
needs to change in a post-9/11 world.
There is a popular school of thought from south of the bor-
der that the 1848 Treaty of Guadalupe and subsequent Gadsden
Purchase wrongly appropriated Mexican land for the United
States. The way to correct that "wrong" in the 21st Century is
by changing the culture of California, Arizona and New Mexi-
co from American to Hispanic. Call-it transnational gentrifica-
tion. Are you comfortable with that thought? Having lived in
those states, I can guarantee you that their citizens are deeply
distressed over the possibility. Furthermore, once that gentrifi-
cation takes place, what is to keep it from spilling into neigh-
boring states like Colorado and Texas? You get the idea.
When you talk to fellow Americans who live near the bor-
der, they will positively fill your ear with the many vexing prob-
lems they are forced to live with daily, including crowded
schools, over-taxed emergency 'rooms,:.iaww- enforcement, and
language barrier ... the list goes on and on. The first thing we
need to do to help these beleaguered states is to block or at least
slow more illegal aliens from crossing the border.
What is the answer to improved border security? I'm not
sure I have enough experience to answer that question, but I
have a pretty good idea who does. They wear green uniforms
and have INS (Immigration and Naturalization Service) badges
on their chest. Their answers are based on knowledge and ex-
perience and promise to be a lot more effective than those of
politicians who work under the Capitol dome and are primarily
known for wasteful, pork barrel spending.
As to how to solve the problem, like inost things, it needs
to be broken into manageable pieces. First, we need a barrier
that will make crossing more difficult and easier to detect. Sec-
ond, we need to catch these aliens quickly, soon after they have
penetrated the border, before they have assimilated into the pop-
ulace of our cities. Third, once we have rounded them up, we
need a place to hold them until they can be returned to their na-
tion of origin. In the process, if we discover some bad fellows
among the lot, then they deserve special handling, like the
courts and jail.
I don't believe it is either feasible or cost-effective to build
a physical barrier along the entire distance of our southern bor-
der which would be longer than China's Great Wall. Instead, it
makes more sense to build a physical barrier in certain locations.
where most crossings take place and guard long isolated stretch-
es of the border with a virtual or electronic wall. I have no
doubt that the technology exists today for such a barrier.
I'm not into the blame game. I don't blame the government
of Mexico nor look to them for solutions to our problem. I don't
blame the illegal immigrants or their employers who are mere-
ly following the market forces of capitalism. We live in a great
country, and it is natural for others to want to share the Ameri-
can dream. Instead, I think it is important to recognize the pri-
mary problem (porous borders) and correct it. Once we have
addressed the cause, then we can tackle the effect what to do
with 12 million illegal aliens and how to incorporate guest
worker programs into immigration policy.
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Harper completed the written warning and asked Stephens for
consent to search the vehicle. Stephens granted the request.
During the search, Harper located a glass smoking pipe con-
taining methamphetamine residue.
Harper asked Stephens how much meth she had. Stephens
began to cry and removed a clear plastic baggy from her front
pants pocket. The baggy reportedly contained crystal meth.
Harper then arrested Stephens.
During a further search, $1,376 in U.S. currency was locat-
ed, along with a mechanical scale to weigh illegal drugs for the
purpose of sale.
Thq currency was seized.
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AROUND MADISON COUNTY
Ladies Donate Crafts Materials To
Madison Senior Citizens Center
Know What to Expect
from Your Investments
Provided by Brad Bashaw, Edward Jones
If your investment portfolio is even moderately diver-
sified, you probably own both stocks and bonds.And that's
a good idea, because diversification is essential to your
success as an investor. But you also should know what to
expect from different types of investments because the
more you know, the more likely you are to make the right
Unfortunately, some people's expectations get ditort-
ed, due to what may be happening with their investments.
For example, a couple of years back, many investors saw
the value of their bonds rise sharply, causing some to look
at these investments as "growth" vehicles. But is that an
Probably not although some recent statistics are quite
interesting. From December 1999 through February 2003,
long-term government bonds rose about 13 percent, while
the S&P 500 one of the most well-known stock market
indices fell by about the same amount. This is the second
greatest period ever of superior bond returns relative to
stocks and one of the few in the past 80 years, a time in
which stocks have consistently outperformed all other
And so, while you can't base all your investment deci-
sions on what has gone before, it's generally a good idea
not to. plan on selling your bonds before they mature and
make a profit. Instead, plan for what bonds do provide:
current income in the form of monthly or quarterly interest
checks. As long as you own your bond, you will always
receive the same amount in interest (assuming the issuer
doesn't default), no matter how much the bond's current
Many stocks also provide current income, in the form
of dividends. But if you're like a lot of people, you buy
stocks for their growth potential. In other words, when you
buy stocks, you anticipate the price going up, so that when
it', time to sell, you can make a profit.
And, although past performance is not an indication of
Iucure results, over the long term, stock prices historically
have risen. In fact, from 1926 through 2005, large-compa-
ny stocks provided an average annual return of more than
10 percent, while small-company stocks returned, on aver-
age, more than 12 percent, according to Ibbotson
Associates, an investment research firm. Small company
stocks do fluctuate more than that of larger companies.
Of course, you can't assume that, for a given year, your
stocks will return 10 percent, 12 percent or anything at
all. In the short term, stocks go down as well as up, so you
shouldn't be shocked at losing principal over a single year,
or perhaps a couple of years in a row.
But if you buy an array of high-quality stocks and you
hold them for the long term at least five to 10 years -you
increase your chances to achieve,some growth.
Ultimately, by knowing what to expect from your
stocks, bonds and any other securities you may own, you
can draw up a long-term investment strategy appropriate
for your individual needs, goals, risk tolerance and time
horizon. You may want to work with a financial profes-
sional to determine why you own what you do, what you
might anticipate from your holdings and what changes you
may need to make.
Nobody can predict the future. But you can plan for it
by having a clear set of expectations, based on a thorough
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Agnes Andwood stands in
front of seashells and arts and
crafts donated to the Senior
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Agnes Andwood, a Madison County senior cit-
izen originally from Long Island, New York, donat-
ed some seashells to the Madison County Senior
Agnes and her loving husband of 50 years
picked up these shells from Bonita Beach. They
cleaned and categorized all the shells.
The items have been donated for arts and
Agnes' daughter, Barbara Mills, also donated
the paints and brushes, along with yarn and other
The Senior Citizens Senior Center expressed
their appreciation for the help of Agnes Andwood
and Barbara Mills.
Barbara Mills donated the
crafting materials to the Senior
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share their secrets and tricks. True Southern talent headlines the
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country superstar Alan Jackson, as well as one of contemporary
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April 14 May 21, 2006
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If you want your business to reach thousands
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Judith Martelle Wood,
age 65 died, Wednesday,
March 29, in Gairesville.
Graveside services were
held Saturday, April 1, 2006 at
11:00 a.m. The family re-
ceived friends Saturday from'
10 10:45 a.m. at the Beggs
She was born in Madison,
where she lived most of her
life. She was a member of First
Baptist Church in Madison.
She was a member of the Gar-
den and Woman's Clubs when
she lived in Live Oak. She
loved flowers, painting,
watching movies and her
grandchildren, and was a lov-
ing mother and the best grand-
She is survived by one
son, Jason Wood of
Greenville; and one daughter,
Felecie Wood of St. Peters-
burg; one brother, Jerry Bur-
nett of Madison; and one sis-
ter, Robin Langford of Madi-
son; ilree grandchildren: Ja-
son: Matthew Wood, Tiffany
Wood, and Christian Wood.
A brother, Buddy Burnett,
preceded her in death.
Joseph Herbert Buona-
corsi, Sr, age 81, died on Fri-
day, March 31, in Lee.
Funeral services were on
Monday, April 3, 2006, at
10:00 A.M. at St Vincent de
Paul Catholic Church in Madi-
son. Burial was in Macedonia
Cemetery, Madison County.
The family received friends at
Beggs Chapel on Sunday,
April 2 from 6 until 8:00 p.m.,
with a prayer service at 7:30
He was born in Provi-
dence, R.I., September 15,
1924, the son of the late
Rudolph Buronacorsi and
Marie DeMeglio Buonarcorsi.
He moved from Warwick, R.I.,
to Lee in 1990. He was a vet-
eran of the US Army and
served in World War II,, and
was awarded a Purple Heart.
He was injured during the war,
which resulted in his being dis-
abled for the rest of his life.
He is survived by one son,
Joseph Buonacorsi, Jr. of Prov-
idence, R.I.; four daughters:
Chery Archamhaut (Richard)
of Lee; Roberta McDonald
(Charles) of Lee; Gail Dre-
ityler (Jeffery) of Chillicothi,
Ohio; and Dawn Hiatt (John)
of Altamonte Springs; two sis-
ters: Alice (Ben) Alfano of Vir-
ginia; and Edith Alfano (John)
of Cranston, R.I.; nine grand-
children and eight great grand-
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Theater when a fire broke out and destroyed the place?
2. What heavy-metal heartthrob was dubbed "Don Juan Jon"?
3. What pianist was portrayed in TV movies by Victor Garber
and Andy Robinson?
4. What did the Supreme Court allow police to search without
warrants in 1982?
5. What percentage of profits from Paul Newman's food em-
pire goes to charity?
6. What did opera soprano Eva Morton dislocate during a 1986
performance of "Tosca"?
7. Who cooked chicken okra gumbo and crabmeat ravigotte for
the 1988 Republican National Convention's "Good Times" party?
8. What New England state was home to the last hand-cranked
telephone exchange system in the U.S. until 1983?
9. What character from the "Andy Griffith Show" did voice-
overs for "The Smurfs" cartoon series?
10. What illegal drug did an airline pilot's union study find you
could test positive for after taking Advil?
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The Pinetta United
Methodist Church will be hav-
ing a yard sale from 8:00 a.m.
until 12 noon at the church on
_Colin Kelly Hwy in Pinetta.
All proceeds from this sale
will go to support the Church
Madison County High
School will hold its Junior/Se-
nior Prom 2006 from 8:00
p.m. midnight in the MCHS
Thinking about raising
meat goats? From 9:00 a.m.
to 12:00 p.m. the Florida
A&M University will be host-
ing Part 2 of the Meat Goat
Training series. The subjects
will include reproductive
management, breeding, select-
ing meat goats and bio-securi-
ty on the farm. There is a $5
registration fee for the session.
For more information, please
call Angela McKenzie-Jakes
The Sirmans Volunteer
Fire Department will be host-
ing a cookout for the Sirmans
Community from 11:00 a.m.
until 1:00 p.m. Come join us
and share your support.
.Saturday, April 8, 2006
the Greenville Baptist Church
will be holding a Chicken
Dinner at the church. the din-
ner starts at 7 p.m. and all do-
nations will be gladly accept-
ed, small or large. All pro-
ceeds will benefit the Madison
County's Relay For Life.
There will be a silent cake
auction and live entertainment
from Erlene Roland.
April 9 14
Revival at Reapers of the
Harvest Church at 7:00 p.m.
Two and one half mile West of
Greenville on Hwy 90 "He Is
In the House" Easter Sunrise
Service-April 16 at daybreak.
Glorybound Singers from Tal-
lahassee 10:30 a.m.
The Hanson and Rocky
Springs United Churches will
present an illustrated message
entitled, "Jesus and the Nine
Inch Nails." The two perfor-
mances will be at the Madison
Woman's Club at 11:00 a.m.
and again at 6:00 p.m. This is
an original illustrated sermon
by Pastor Greg Grant. You
will see actors posed in vari
ous scenes as Rev. Grant nai,
rates the story of the death!
resurrection and ascent of
Christ. Special effects, lighl'
ing and music will add to the
April 11 :
Madison Central School'
PTO is proud to host Pai
Lake from FDLRS. She wiIl
provide a workshop n relation
to disability. The meeting w\ill
be in the MCS Media Centeri
at 6:00 p.m. Everyone is wel!
come to attend.
The Stroke and Head In-'
jury Support Group will meet
at 7:00 p.m. in the Pearlmai
Cancer Center conference
room at SGMC. Free of
charge for anyone who hag
had a stroke or head injury:
For more information, call
Dana Gibbs at 229-259-4292.,
Langdale Place will host
its monthly Alzheimer's Sup5
port group meeting at 6:00,
p.m. Participation is free of
charge and open to all care-,
givers and family members o
Alzheimer patients. For more
information, call 229-247'
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Fill out this questionnaire and return it to:
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A winner will be drawn on April 28, 2006, from the returned questionnaire to
win four (4) Wild Adventure tickets and four (4) Movie Passes
No purchase is required. You do not need to be present to win.
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vending machine convenience store (or)
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with #1 as your favorite feature.
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Please return to us before April 21, 2006.
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The April meeting of the
55 Plus Club will meet on the
FIRST WEDNESDAY IN
APRIL due to Holy Week
coming on our regular second
Wednesday of the month. The
place is the same, United
Methodist Cooperative Center
on Highway 145. The time is
12 Noon. The host will be the
very talented and generous,
Pine Tree Quilters. The pro-
gram will be presented by
Rev. Robert Agner, Chair of
the Ministerial Association,
who will speak about the
"Role and Contribution of the
Association." Anyone in the
community 55 years old and
older is welcome to attend.
There are no fees of any kind
and no reservations are neces-
sary. For more information
about 55 Plus Club or any out-
reach program of UMCM call
the Coordinator Linda Gaston
The choir of Baptist Col-
lege of Florida will present
Handel's Messiah at 8:00 p.m.
at the Monticello Opera
House. There is no admission
charge, but donations will be
accepted. For more informa-
6A Madison County Carrier
Wednesday, April 5, 2006
AROUND MADISON COUNTY
.i "Recycle Reading"
The Junior Auxiliary' of Madison County presented its "Recycled Reading" program on February 25. Pic-
ture, left to right, are: Lisa Reeves, Christina Downer, Cathy Rogers, Barbara Greiner, Austin Bass, Kim Wash-
ington, Jeanne Bass and Sarah Pike.
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The Junior Au\ilijr\ of
Maldison Counit presented
its "Recycled Reading" pro-
gram to Madison County res-
idents on Feb. 25 at 9-00i .m.
at the front entrance of the lo-
cal Winn Dixie store. Rec.\-
cled Reading Aas the orga-
nized effort of the 2005-2006
Madison County Junior Aux-
iliary Provisional Class to
promote the love of reading
to Madison County residents.
Provisional JA members
distributed new and used
books for all ages from hard
back to paper back.
The JA's "Grab a Book"
or "Swap a Book" policy
worked well since books
were donated prior to Feb.
25. Residents even brought
books with them to swap.
Many came to browse the ta-
bles for books for their young
children, their pre-teens and
for themselves. They had
several different genres, in-
cluding travel, history, ro-
mance, suspense, classics &
mystery available to choose
from. Children's books and
popular junior high level
books were abundant. Indi-
viduals took time to pick out
the perfect book for them-
selves and their loved ones.
The overall project mission
\V, i tO encoulrajg the lo\e of
leading, through gi\ ing buoks
to the public. thus starting
and adding to home libraries
The JLinioir Au\iliry
~ otild like to thank the imanrv
people in the commnunitV
who donated their time and
books to help make this a
successful project. Working
with the community for the
community is always the key
to success. This project was
developed and promoted by
the JA's 2005-2006 Provi-
sional Class. These ladies
worked many hours to make
this project effective for our
community. The 2005-2006
Provisional Class include:
Barbara Greiner, Cathy
Rogers, Lisa Reeves, Jeanne
Bass, Sarah Pike, and
The Junior Auxiliary of
Madison County is the first
'Junior Auxiliary chapter in
the State of Florida. With the
help of fundraisers, the chap-
ter is able to support impor-
tant service programs
throughout Madison County.
For more information or
to make donations please
contact Kim Washington at
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Large Crowd Attends Greenville Masonic District Deputy Visit
The Greenville Masonic Lodge officers were on
hand to welcome the District Deputy Grand Master of
the 8th Masonic District, The Right Worshipful, Donald
Howell, during his official visit to the Greenville
Lodge. Greenville officers include: (Pictured left to
right) Jimmy Sherrod, Senior Warden; John Sirmon,
Worshipful Master; and Hugh Sherrod, Senior Deacon.
(Not pictured): Bobby Brown, Senior Warden; Ronnie
Scarboro, Chaplain; Bert Reams, Tyler; Don Love, Sec-
retary; Calvin Cone, Treasurer; Jeff Harris, Junior Dea--
con; Ronnie Ginn, Senior Steward; Ricky Ginn, Junior
Steward; and Dewayne O'Quinn, Marshal. (Greene
Publishing, Inc. Photo by Tommy Greene, March 28,
The Changing of the Guard will soon' see Madi-
son's own Roy Hibbs, left, as the new and incoming
District Deputy Grand Master for the 8th Masonic Dis-
trict. With him is the out-going District Deputy Grand
Master, Don Howell, who spoke in Greenville at his of-
ficial visit there. (Greene Publishing, Inc. photo by
A special presentation at the Greenville official vis-
it March:28th was a Past Master's apron being pre-
sented to Brother Harry Wilkins, left, of Cross City.
Wilkins had been a Master of his lodge in Utah, but
never received his apron until it was delivered to him
by his son, at right, who is from Nevada, and had come
to visit his father. On hand to make this special pre-
sentation was the District Deputy Grand Master of the
8th Masonic District, The Right Worshipful, Donald
Howell. (Greene Publishing, Inc. photo by Tommy
Dignitaries on hand at the Greenville visit from the District Deputy Grand Master were caught on camera
together following the delicious dinner and business meeting, where all of them spoke about their duties. Left
to right are: Eric Daniels, immediate Past District Deputy Grand Master of Cross City, and the current 2006 In-
structor for District 8; Dennis Gates, who is in charge of the "Let Your Pennies Make Good Cents,' state pro-
gram; Leo Flarety, Ambassador of Good Will, for the district Masonic Committee: Don Howell, the current Dis-
trict 8 Deputy Grand Master; Norman Jester, head of the Public Education and Citizenship Committee, who
spoke about his duties; Roger Pittman, head of this area's Masonic Education Committee for District 8; and
Tommy Greene of Madison, head of the District 8 Public Relations and who has recently been appointed by the
Grand Master of Florida as the Zone 2 Chairman of Wills and Gifts. (Greene Publishing, Inc. photo by Mary Ellen
By Lynette Sirmon
On Tuesday evening, March
28th, a large assemblage of Ma-
sons, their wives, arid guess.
met at the Masonic Lodge in
Greenville for the second visit of
the District Deputy Grand Mas-
ter of the 8th Masonic District.
Twenty-four Brothers from
Brown Lodge No. 51; Day
Lodge No. 166; Greenville
Lodge No. 28; Jackson Lodge
No. 1; Joppa Lodge No. 4; Madi-
son Lodge No. 11; Shamrock
Lodge No. 268; and even from a
Lodge in Nevada, met to hear
updates from the Right Worship-
ful Donald Howell and his Com-
mitteemen on various charities
and programs of the Grand
Lodge of Florida.
Several interesting talks
were delivered, District Deputy
Grand Master Don Howell
opened with greetings from the
Grand Master, the Most Wor-
shipful John F. Kavanaugh,
whom he represents, and added
comments about his year in of-
fice, his visits to the various
Lodges, and thanked his Com-
mitteemen for traveling with him
throughout the year.
Norman Jester, of the Public
Education and Citizenship Com-
mittee, spoke of the essay schol-
arship program implemented in
the local schools and encouraged
volunteerism by the community.
Dennis Gates spoke about
the "Let Your Pennies Make
Good Cents" program which
funds the operation of the Ma-
sonic Home in St. Petersburg
through the donation of one pen-
ny per day by.Masons in Florida.
Les Flaharty, Ambassador
of Good Will, talked about the
importance of the Child ID pro-
gram which provides parents
with video footage, fingerprints,
and a DNA sample that can be
given to law enforcement should
their child go missing. Interest-
ed parents should ask their
school administration to contact
the Lodges in this area for more
Roger Pittman of the Ma-
sonic Education Committee en-
couraged all Brothers present to
complete the "Lodge Officers
Training Course" and the three
Master Mason modules.
Tommy Greene of the Pub-
lic Relations and Publicity Com-
mittqe encouraged those present
to. actively pursue exposure of
Masonic charities and events,
and to spread the message of
Eric Daniels, immediate
Past District Deputy Grand Mas-
ter of Cross City, and the 2006
Instructor for District 8, remind-
ed the Brothers of the Zone
School held every third Saturday
of the month at Perry Lodge No.
123, starting with a country
breakfast at 8 AM. District
School is held e\ern fourth Sat-
u Ida at different Lodges in. the
Brother Harry Wilkins of
Cross City was presented a
Past Master's apron from his:
old lodge in Utah, which was
delivered by his son visiting
John Sirmon, the worship-
ful Master of Greenville Lodge
#28, spoke about the different
types of Perpetual Member-
ships available to Masons,
which will support their home
Lodges in perpetuity,. then
closed the' gathering \ith
thanks to.all of the cook \\ ho
provided the wonderful co\-
It was a most enjoyable
evening with great food and
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Norris' Lady Bug Cafe & Changing Seasons Gift Shop
Ameriprise Financial Services, Mark E. Branham, CFP
Beggs Funeral Home
Elbert R. Hamrick, SFC(RET)
Madison Veterinary Clinic
Morris & Judy Steen
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Thomas P. Moffses, Jr.
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Drs. Arnold & Rebecca Burkart
Jim & Sylvia Catron
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"He Is In The House"
Join Us For
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April 16th at daybreak
Glorybound Singers from Tallahassee
will perform at 10:30 a.m.
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AROUND MADISON COUNTY
Stephens, Qnann Attend 411 Executive board Meeting
The 4-H 3rd Executive
board was held March 17 19 at
4-H Camp Ocala (near Silver
Springs). Abigail Crawford is
the 2005 -. 2006 4-H State
Council President and presided
over the conference. Represent-
ing Madison County and serving
as voting delegates were Jim
Stephens and Unique Guann.
During the conference, 4-H
youth discussed and voted on
updating the 4-H Constitution,
wrote bills to present at Florida
4- Legislature, helped with plan-
ning 4-H Congress and (LAW)
Leadership adventure Weekend.
They also attended workshops
on leadership and teamwork.
Friday evening included a
"4-H Idol" contest. Each 4-H judged on enthusiasm and ability
district sang a song and was to sing. This copy of a popular
TV show "American Idol" was,
funny and entertaining. District
SThe or. i' nowhere ne. r as
Fun oa the dealination.
The sand looks like augor, the sea like emeralds
and the sunsets like heaven
Dreams lake place while you're awake
The Representing Madison County were Jim Stephens, left; Abigail Crawford,
center, 2005 2006 4-H State Council President; and Unique Gnann, right.
C O L~ r\J I A L
3 which includes Madison
County sang "I will Survive"
~nd was awarded 3rd place.
On Saturday, a community
service fundraiser wis held with
car bashing, an auction and car
wash. Jim Stephens and Unique
Gnann also enjoyed participat-
ing in a variety of contests;
boiled peanut eating contest,
sunflower seed spitting contest,
pie eating contest and a cow pat-
ty-throwing contest. The day
concluded with an "It's a Green
Thing" St. Patrick's Day
Ma'dison County 4-H offers
a variety of clubs, summer day
camps, and camping at Cherry
Lake. Come join the fun and
contact Rachael Kudelkq, 4-11
Extension Agent #973-4138 or
the look at the website
http~madison. ifas. ufZ. edu/4-h
for more information.
Left to right front row: Louise Strickland, and Wilma Dickey, Left to right middle
row: Lillian Balloon, Marilyn Nations, and Richard Quackenbush. Left to right back
row: Phyllis Williams, Catherine Arnold, and Ginny Burns.
The Easier Bunny will be in his
gaiden located at Center Court
Witness Pastor Grog Grant's
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ZSee Jesus Praying In The Garden
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"Be There As Pontius Pilate
Presents The "King of Kings"
"Mratch As 3esus
~~ Hangs On The Old Rugged Cross
~~itness The Power Of
The Resurrection & Jesus
Going Up In Clouds Of Glory!
Two Great Perfornnances:
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volunteer for Big Bend Hos-
pice, helping patients and their
families and serves on the ad-
visory council to help guide
Big Bend Hospice services in
members and staff gathered to
honor her; greeting her with
flowers and birthday wishes.
A beautiful 90th birthday
cake was served. Ginny Burns,
Big Bend Hospice Volunteer
Manager, made the trip from
Tallahassee to say a special
"thank you" to Mrs. Wilma for
her outstanding volunteer
work in Madison County.
Mrs. Wilma is still an active
Advisory Council mem-
bers, volunteers and staff re-
cently gathered at the Big
Bend Hospice Madison office
to honor Mrs. Wilma Dickey
on die occasion of her 90th
Birthday. Big Bend Hospice
volunteer coordinator Marilyn
Nations planned the surprise
party, telling Mrs. Wilma that
she was needed at the office to
help with a mass mail-out of
letters. Mrs. Wilma did not
he~lrntp a~moment to malge
plans to be there to lend a help-
ing hand. When she arrived,
fellow Big Bend Hospice vol-
unteers, advisory council
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Tips To Keep Your Mind In Top Shape "Hurry-Up Disease"
Mayo Clinic Women"s Healthsource
Just when you're old enough to be consid- berries, broccoli, carrots and tomatoes contain ."Hurry-Up disease" claims millions of people as its victims, says Dr. Gershon Lesser, a car-
ered wise about the ways of the world, some antioxidants substances that may help protect diologist at the Uni\ersity of Soulhern California. It is a "real pathological entity," he states,
days it's awfully hard to find your glasses. your brain cells from damage over time. that leads to a number of illnesses, including colds, flu and heart disease. As reported in the
As you age, some brain cells may deterio- Limit alcohol. People who drink heavily newspaper USA Today. Lesser cites how people today are constantly on the rush: to and from
rate or function less efficiently, potentially af- are at higher risk of developing memory prob- work. eating, doing chores and e\ en on vacation. "People in a constant .state of rush are in a
fecting your speed of mental processing and lems and dementia. For women and anyone 65 chronic chemical state of emergency." he says. "The. re experiencing a 'rush' of adrenaline that
ability to retrieve information rapidly. Yet or older, it's best to drink moderately or not at o\ er-taxes the cardio\ ascular system, placing ultimately\ a life-threatening strain on the heart."
many factors besides aging affect mental abili- all no more than one drink a day. To a oid pa ing the price of a heart attack. \ Inch often occurs in middle age, he advises learn-
ty. Depression, stress, sleep disorders, poor Manage stress. When you're stressed, ing to relax, planning actl cities so that hurrying is unnecessarN. concentrating efforts on real pri-
health and certain medications are among the your brain releases hormones orities and not being intimidated b\ matters left unfinished.
most common. that can damage your brain m portent Low e
The November issue with long-termexposure. Diet Importantto LowerCholesterol
of Mayo Clinic Women's Quite smoking. W
Healthsource covers Smokers may have twice the Even When Taking Medication
healthy choices to help risk of getting Alzheimer's
keep your mind and body in disease as do people If you're taking a drug to lower cholesterol, you may won-
top form: who've never smoked. If der if you still need to watch your diet. The answer is yes.
Exercise your mind. you quite now, you may Low-density lipoprotein is the most important type of cho-
An active brain produces new still reduce your risk of lesterol to treat. It's also the most responsive to treatment with
connections .between nerve memory loss. cholesterol-lowering drugs, such as stations. However, many
cells that allow cells to com- Get regular preventive people taking these drugs have not reached their target LDL cho-
municate with one another. To health checks. Monitor your blood pressure, lesterol level. Others strategies such as diet changes -- that
challenge your mind, try taking a class or en- cholesterol levels and blood sugar levels. can be safely combined with drug therapy are usually reconi-
gaging in a new hobby. Other activities that Treat sleep disorders. Insomnia, sleep mended.
could help you could include reading, volun- apnea, restless leg syndrome and other sleep The November issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter offers
steering and staying connected with friends. disorders can impair memory and your quality these diet changes to help lower cholesterol:
Stay physically active. Exercise increases of life. Maintain a diet with a fat content between 10 percent and 20
blood flow to all parts of your body, including If you have memory problems, you may percent. AUS
your brain and might promote cell growth fear that dementia is'setting in. But, conditions Minimize saturated and trans fats and high cholesterol
there. To reap the most benefits, exercise at such as Alzheimer's and other forms of demen- foods. 2 FAIL
least 30 minutes a day most days of the. week, tia involve much more than occasional forget- Consume adequate soluble fiber. Good sources include oat bran,
Eat fruits and vegetables. Oranges, fulness. dried beans, carrots, apples and citrus fruits.
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Are Backpacks A Must?
'By Jessalyn Covell
Greene Publishing Inc.
Backpacks for students
come in all shapes, sizes, and
styles. Of course, they help
lug students necessities
around, but they also make a
personal statement of a stu-
dent's character and sense of
Though some students,
many females, choose to
make their personal sense of
style statement by carrying
purses and shoulder bags, but
backpacks are much better for
a student's personal health. If
backpacks are used properly,
they can be quite useful to
S Backpacks are more effi-
cient to students' health, be-
cause they use the strongest
muscles in the body. When
they are worn correctly, the
back and the abdominal mus-
cles support the weight of the
bags. In this case, shoulder
and neck injuries are less
The majority of doctors
and physical therapists rec-
ommended that students carry
no more than 10 or 15 percent
of their body weight in their
backpacks. Some more things
that lead to further back pain
are increased participation in
sports or exercise, poor pos-
ture while sitting, and long
By Jessalyn Covell
Greene Publishing Inc.
On Wednesday, March 15, the Diabetes, Outreach, Education Resources and,
Support Group met at the Madison County Health Department at 11 p.m.
The Doers group has two separate groups in Madison. The first group meets
the second Wednesday of each month at 12:30 p.m. at the Senior Citizens Cen-
ter. The second group meets in the conference room at the Madison County
Health Department at 11:00 p.m.
Both groups were founded by the health department in January 2005.
Both groups are led by Bonnie Mathis. Mathis has been employed at the
Madison County Health Department as the Senior Health Educator since April of
On Wednesday, March 15, the Doers group came together at the health de-
partment to discuss eating smart, skipping the urge to skip meals, providing one's
body with enough rest and, plenty of physical activity to keep one's "think tank"
also known as one's brain, healthy and happy.
Local Taylor, Madison
and Jefferson County resi-
dents will now be able to
take advantage of a little
known federal statute that al-
lows them to save money on
their prescription drugs
through their local Commu-
nity Health Center, Tri-Fam-
ily Health Care, and its part-
nerilig pharmacy, Jackson
Together they are taking
advantage of this federal law
by working with RxStrate-
gies, Inc., a company that
provides a turn-key solution
that uses the 340B Drug
Pricing Program of the Pub-
lic Health Service Act
North Florida Medical
Centers, Inc. will begin the
program in Greenville,
March 29th, 2006, the fourth
of their six service sites in
the Big Bend, to go on-line
with the program. The last
two should be live shortly
thereafter Tri County Family
Health Care began partner-
ship with Jackson Drugs be-
cause they know that the pro-
gram will save their patients,
without insurance and/or
with Medicare, up to 50% on
their brand name drugs.
Together with their phar-
macy partner, Jackson
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periods of inactivity.
Students who wear their
backpacks over just one
shoulder, may end up leaning
to one side to offset the extra
weight. These students who
do this, could very well cause
their back to have extremely
lower and upper back pain
and strain their shoulders and
neck. Improper backpack use
.can lead to poor posture.
Girls and younger children
may be at more risk than oth-
er students for backpack re-
lated injuries because they
are smaller and the loads that
they carry on their back are
much heavier in proportion to
their body weight.
When students purchase
a backpack they should want
it to be safe to their back and
other health issues that could
be of question. When pur-
chasing a backpack, please
remember some of these
Always purchase a back-
pack that has two wide,
padded shoulder straps be-
cause straps that are too nar-
row can dig into one's shoul-
ders. Also, buying a bag that
has a padded back might not
be the most comfortable thing
in the world, but it will defi-
nitely keep students from get-
ting poked with pencils,.
rulers, notebooks, or any oth-
The members who showed at the meeting were: Senior Health Educator,
Bonnie Mathis; Pat Thomas of Lee; Elizabeth MacDonald, Carolyn Johnson, and
Irene Ralph, all of Madison.
Additionally, the group discussed eating grains, especially whole grains
which provide many health benefits. Grains provide many nutrients that are vi-
tal for the health and maintenance of our bodies.
Furthermore, people who are diagnosed with diabetes are strongly suggest-
ed by health experts to plan a meal guide that tells one how much and what kinds
of food one can choose to eat at meals and snack times.
People with diabetes can eat the same foods the family enjoys. It takes some
planning, but Americans can fit their favorite foods into their meal plan and still
manage their blood glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol.
Both Doers groups of Madison County is funded by a grant from the Big
Bend Rural Health Network out of Tallahassee.
For further information, please contact Bonnie Mathis at 973-5000, attend
one of the Doer group's monthly meetings or log on to www.mvpvramid.gov.
Sier and learn more about
S .their medications. Their pa-
-) tients can get their medica-
tions at a more affordable
price, as well as die personal
attention they deserve.
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the National Association of
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which provides high quali-
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er sharp objects. Fur-
a backpack with mul-
can help distribute the
weight more evenly.
All of these com-
ponents can truly help
with students' health
issues. By doing
some of these simple
steps and taking these
neck and back in-
juries will not even be
a question. Though,
these backpacks might not be
up to date with the latest
trends, one's health will ben-
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aging, they also increase the
risk of sunburn. These acids
help the skin maintain a more
youthful appearance by increas-
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This can be beneficial because,
as we age, the rate at which we
shed skin cells slows down,
which contributes to more wrin-
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sunscreen daily, year-round, not
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Health Care held a Press
Conference, and announced
this program on March
29th, 2006 at 10:00 A.M.
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about Tri-County Family
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prescription drug program,
and the other questions,
please contact Denise
Donohue at (850)298- 6003.
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Do You Really Want Dry Eye Syndrome:
The Undiagnosed Affliction Affecting Millions
To Be A Dad?
Getting Men Over The Fear Of Fatherhood
John was miserable when he heard his wife was pregnant.
He didn't want the child because he thought it would ruin his
carefree life. He didn't have time for a child; he'd miss having
fun with his friends, and he couldn't stand the idea of changing
diapers. Money wasn't the problem. John thought his life would
be somehow ruined by this unwelcome intrusion.
John felt this way because his dad treated him like that, and
because all his friends (who didn't have kids themselves) had
convinced him that once he had a kid, his life was basically over.
He'd be sitting at home, with a crying kid, changing diapers all
Luckily, John's wife asked his good friend, Scott, to have a
talk with him and show him the other side of fatherhood, the
good, fun and amazing parts his friends would never (and could
never) tell him. It worked wonders. It completely turned John
around, and nowhe's the father of two boys, and is the most de-
voted, doting, aid totally involved dad you'd ever want to meet.
.Pleased at how well it worked, Scott Kelby, already a writer
and author, decided to share the information he passed along to
his friend in a little book called, "The Book for Guys Who Don't
Want Kids: How To Get Past The Fear Of Fatherhood." "I
wrote this book because there are millions of guys like John who
feel a child will ruin their life," Kelby says. "Often, an unex-
pected pregnancy causes men to leave their girlfriends, wives
and even their fianc6s."
In the book, Kelby turns fatherhood into a more agreeable
prospect by focusing on what guys get from being fathers rather
than what they.think they'll give up. Kelby, an ordinary guy in a
happy marriage, says he "absolutely didn't want to have kids."
But when he had his own son, everything changed.
In order to help change some minds about fatherhood, Kel-
by shares both his personal experiences as a father, and those of
his friend, John, who ended up being one of the most engaged
dads you'd ever want to meet. Kelby walks potential fathers
through the process of accepting and eventually welcoming the
baby and uncovers the joys of being a dad.
Kelby wrote the book in a fun, lighthearted manner and in-
tentionally made the book short, so it would be a quick read for
guys who often don't have much time to read anything but the
sports pages. It's a welcome. introduction to the world of fa-
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30 million people in the U.S.
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nine to ten million people
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symptoms of dry eyes.
Dry eyes can result from
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ing and air conditioning. The
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realize the seriousness of the
condition and do little for
"It can be a debilitating
condition and many people
just sweep it under the rug by
using over-the-counter drops,"
says Dr. Jeffrey P. Gilbard,
MD of the Department of
Medical School. "People
just aren't aware that most of
these drops are not healthy for
the eye. All but one wash the
natural electrolytes out of the
Dr. Gilbard points out that
in many the condition can be
effectively treatedby increas-
ing the dietary, intake of.
omega-3s. These omega-3s
are "essential fatty acids" that
are scarce in the American
diet., They can be. obtained
primarily from salmon, sar-
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things we do at work or at
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and what can you do yourself
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the American Arthri-
tis Society offers a
number of practical
tips. Written in
e\er)da) English and
clearly illustrated, the
new issue of "Arthritis Info"
contains interesting informa-
tion for everyone who has os-
teoarthritis. For a free sample
issue of "Arthritis Info," write
to: American Arthritis Soci-
ety, 28 State Street, Suite
1100, Boston, MA 02109
(please include a 39-cent
stamp for return postage).
likes fish and the FDA warns
Americans not to eat tuna
more than twice a week due to
its high mercury content. A
better choice for getting
omega-3s would be salmon or
anchovies, both containing
lower levels of mercury.
If you are unable or un-
willing to get your omega-3s
by eating sardines, there are
alternatives. Dr. Gilbard rec-
ommends, TheraTears Nutri-
tion, a purified omega-3 sup-
plement designed for patients
with dry eye. TheraTears
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easy way to get the vital
omega-3s that you need to
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Town Of Lee Celebrates its Annual Festival
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The Town of Lee cele-
brated Lee Day 2006 in the
"Little But Proud" communi-
ty of Lee on Saturday, April
A dinner at the Lee Unit-
ed Methodist Church Fel-
lowship Hall kicked off the
ceremonies the night before.
The dinner was emceed by
Rev. Manning Hicks, a grad-
uate of the Lee School Class
of 1943, the last year the
school had a senior class.
Following the dinner,
Callie Buchanan, who sang a
variety of country songs and
closed with the Christian
song, "I Can Only Imagine,"
entertained the crowd.
Lee Day 2006 began the
next day with a pancake
breakfast at the Lee United
Methodist Fellowship Hall,
from 7 a.m. until 9 a.m. The.
parade was held at 10 a.m.
and the opening ceremonies
began under the. pavilion
right after the parade.
Rev. Gene Stokes deliv-
ered the opening prayer. His
daughters, Sheri Littleton,
Gena Plain and Tania
Williams sang, "God Bless
the USA" to kick off the day
of. entertainment. (The
Stokes Sisters were ham-
pered by problems with the
sound system, which disrupt-
ed their otherwise beautiful
Following the opening,
Mayor Ernestine Kinsey and
emcee Jeff Bailey introduced
local dignitaries, including
the queens, as well as Found-
ing Forefather Sharon Blan-
ton, Honorary Miss Lee
Ruby Register, and Citizen
of the Year Jacob Bembry.
A pet show was held at 1
p.m. under the pavilion.
Great local entertain-
ment sang outside under a
tent, while a professional
group sang under the pavil-
Everyone enjoyed vari-
ous booths, from food booths
to face painting booths to
photography booths to a gi-
ant inflatable slide.
Searcy Realty hosted an
open house for the Whittle
Estate (the old "Ebie Camp-
bell" home), which they re-
stored and refurbished into a
Guests and participants
all enjoyed a fun weekend.
Attending the dinner to kick off the Lee Day festivities were members of the Lee United Methodist Church's
W.O.W. group. Pictured above are: front row, left to right, Ashley Egan, Zacc Salsgiver, Jamal Thornton, and
Shannon Ragans. Back row, left to right, Jabaris Thornton, Xavier Brown, Daniel Barron and Mike Quacken-
bush. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jacob Bembry, March 31, 2006)
(See Lee Day Pictorial
Callie Buchanan sang a variety of country songs at
the annual Lee Day dinner. (Greene Publishing, Inc.
Photo by Jacob Bembry, March 31, 2006)
The Town of Lee would
like to extend, to
everyone who visited
and was involved in
Lee Day, a great big
Pastor Rich Quackenbush and the gang from
W.O.W. ride in a float at the Lee Day parade. (Greene
Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Greene Kinsley,
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Congratulates Jacob Bembry,
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Representative Will Kendrick, left, rides with Lee
Mayor Ernestine Kinsey in the Lee Day parade.
(Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Greene
Kinsley, April 1,2006)
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Jacob Bembry was honored as the Lee "Citizen of
the Year" in this year's Lee Day celebration. (Greene
Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Greene Kinsley,
April 1, 2006)
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Landen Douglas, right, was this year's Tiny King of
Lee. Landen is pictured in the Lee Day parade with his
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Casey Hooker was all smiles at the Lee Day cele-
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the "World's Largest Pinball Machine" (Greene Pub-
lishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Greene Kinsley, April
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Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Greene Kinsley,
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Jessica Phillips, the 2006 Miss "Little Pre-Teen" in the Lee pageant waves in the
Lee Day parade. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Greene Kinsley, April
Heather Murphy, pictured above in the Lee Day parade, was honored as "Miss
Lee" in the Lee Day celebration. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Greene
Kinsley, April 1, 2006)
Tiffany Register, shown above in the Lee Day parade, is the 2006 "Miss Teen
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Melissa Burke was all smiles in the Lee Day parade. Melissa was chosen as this
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Kinsley, April 1,2006)
The MCHS Vaquero Guard marches in the Lee Day parade. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Greene Kinsley, April 1, 2006)
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Victoria Wirick was chosen as this year's "Miss Teen Madison" and is seen rid-
ing in the Lee Day parade. (Greene Publishing, InC. Photo by Emerald Greene Kins-
ley, April 1, 2006)
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P atsy Davis,, left,'was chosen this year's 'Teacher of the-Year" for Lee Elemen-
tary School. She is shown with Cindy Thomas, right, riding in the Lee Day parade,
who was chosen as Lee's "School Related Personnel of the Year." (Greene Pub-
lishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Greene Kinsley, April 1, 2006)
The "Spirit of America" was proudly displayed at the Lee Day
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Dawn's Kinder Academy float was themed "Future Hometown American Heroes" for the Lee Day parade. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Greene Kins-
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Madison County High
School student was recog-
nized for superior academic
achievement by The National
Society of High School
The National Societi of
High School Scholars
(NSHSS) today announced
that Madison County High
School student Zach lotn,
from Madison, has been se-
lected for membership. The
society recognizes the top
scholars in the nation and in-
Svites only those students who
have achie ed superior acade-
mic excellence. The an-
nouncement was made by
NSHSS founder and Chair-
man Claes Nobel. senior
member of the Nobel Prize
"On behalf of NSHSS. I
am honored to recognize the
hard work. sacrifice, and
commitment that Zach has
demonstrated to achieve this
exceptional level of academic
excellence," said Mr. Nobel.
"Zach is now a member of a
AG Literacy Day for 2006
was celebrated in Madison
County Schools during the past
two weeks, and local Farm Bu-
reau Leaders from the
Women's Committee read two
books to children in 'several
S. The event was actually
kicked off in Tallahassee with
Commissioner of Agriculture
Charles Bronson reading a
unique community of scholars
- a community that represents
our very best hope for the fu-
"Our visionn is to build a
dynanuc international organi-
zation that connects members
with meaningful content, re-
sources, and opportunities,"
states NSHSS President
Jamnes Le\ is. "'We aim to
help students like Zach build
on their academic successes
and enhance the skills and de-
stres to have a positive impact
on the global community."
Membership in NSHSS
entites qualified students to
book to elementary school chil-
dren. Ginny Paarlberg, chair-
man of the Madison County
Women's Committee, said the
pro-farming books were read
.to students in Pinetta School,
Lee School, Madison and also
the Madison Academy School.
Ag Literacy Day is cele-
brated nation-wide as a time to
promote the fact that farming
and agriculture in general is an
important part of the total
enjoy a wide \anert of bene-
fits, including scholarship op-
portunities, academic compe-
titions. free events, member-
only resources, publications.
participation in program of-
fered by educational partners.
online forums, personalized
recognition items, and public-
Forinedi in 2-002. The Na-
tronal Sociter o[ High School
Scholars recognizes academic
excellence at the high school
level and encouralges memn-
ber. of the organization 10to ap-
ply theNir unique talents, vi-
sion, and potential for lthe bet-
terlent of themselves and lthe
ii orld. Cltrent'ly, thelr ai
more than 150,000 Societyl
members. irpre anting 15.000
high schools in nearly 20
Countries. NSHSS advocates'
fi0r sclolarsltp minmbers, rep-
tisenting 15,000 high schools'
in nearly 20 countries.
NSHSS aldocate s for scholar-
ship opportunities flb deseri'-
ing young people and has
awarded more than il100,000
American Nation. It is also a
time to celebrate that children
need to read about this impor-
The names of this year's
selection were: "Pig and the
Crow," and "Till the Cows
Come Home." Both children's
books are great books, said
Paarlberg, "and tell a great sto-
ry about farming, and how im-
portant farmers are to our
Some Of The Best Things ing, singing and holding, all
You Can Do For Your help her to understand her
Grandchildren .world and help develop lan-
guage and communication
January 21, 2006 was a skills essential to success in
red letter day in my life. On school.
that day, my youngest As a teacher, I have of-
daughter, Valerie, gave birth ten been asked, "When
to my very first grandchild, should I start reading out
Harley Sue Mundt. When loud to my child?" and my
she arrived in the wee early answer is, "on the ride home
hours of that Saturday morn- from the hospital! It is never
ing and I looked into that too early to start!" Research
precious little face, I real- shows that there is a differ-
ized that as her grandmoth- ence in the attention spans
er, my role in her life would of children who have been
be different than that of her read to regularly, so when
mother, but that it would be you read to your baby, you
just as important. set the stage for a lifetime of
Being an educator, I literacy,
know that children learn My favorite place to be
more in their first three now is in a comfy rocker,
years of life than at any oth- with Harley in the crook of
er time and that the human my arm looking at me with
voice is the most interesting that sweet little face as I
sound for an infant to hear. talk, read or sing to her.
By having conversations Educators talk about
with your grandchildren you how a child's brain grows 90
wlly tipulate, the .develop--...perednt during the first three
ment of the hearing center in years of life, and how read-
the brain. Speak clearly and ing, singing and telling sto-
look at your grandchild ries help develop language
while e you speak and always and communication skills
be happy and joyous when essential to success in
talking or interacting with school. Sure, those are ben-
them. efits of reading with grand-
Harley and I talk about children, but the best is the
many things. While I love that you and your
change her diaper, I describe grandchild share when it's
to her what I am doing and just the two-of you and a
when we finish, I tell her book.
what a good girl she was. I
show her things in her room
or other parts of the house
and name them. Harley es-
pecially likes to go into her
Momma's pantry and look at
all the bright colored cans
and boxes. Touching, talk-
Just because grandchil-
dren can read, doesn't mean
they no longer want to be
read to. The same things
that make reading aloud so
enjoyable for young grand-
children are equally appeal-
ing to older ones. The sound
Local Student Zach lott
Receives NationRal Honor
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Madison County Central School Broncos
Say "Thank You, FCAT Volunteers!"
February 27- 28, 2006 and
the first two weeks of March
marks one of the busiest times
for students and teachers
across the state. This year was
no different for Madison Coun-
ty Central School. Faculty and
Staff at Madison County Cen-
tral would like to thank all of
the great volunteers who gave
of their time and talents to see
that testing went smoothly.
We will like to give a very
special thanks to the following,
people from our district school
board office, Annie Barfield,
Gloria Washington, Gwen
Hubbard, Glenda McCall,
Jodie Price, Glenda Branch,
Linton Hart, Gwen Hagan,
Leigh Sherrard, Vivian Fralix,
Rhonda Galbraith, Iris Wesson,
Emma Franklin, and Shaynika
Volunteers helping with
elementary grade level stu-
dents on the Florida Writes
and/or FCAT were: Hank
Stewart, Ruth Herndon, Mar-
low Lauderback, Teresa Galle-
gos, Cleoda Pease Lacey Hud-
son, Helen Bland, Brett Frakes,.
Marilyn Smith, and Madeline
Ginn. Also, the dedicated vol-
unteers that assisted with the
middle grades students on the
Florida Writes and/or FCAT
were: Elizabeth McDonald,
Susan Brown, JoAnn Willis,
Jayne Scott, Amanda Davis,
Lucille Aikens, Carrie Wash-
ington, Queen Davis, Ernest
Washington, Catherine Honey-
well, Keith Frazier,, Easter
Barfield, Joyce Graham, Carl
Joseph, Lillie Liggans, Mary
Clark, Lillian Balloon, Oliver
Bradley, Emmanuel McGhee,
Patricia Roberts, Voncile Wil-
son, and a very helpful assis-
tant to Mrs. Phillips was veter-
an Chrystina Vaught, retired
Guidance Counselor of Madi-
son Middle School.
Also, assisting was Mrs.
Chris Irvine a staff member of
Apalachee Mental Health.
'Many Thanks to our Vol-
of your voice, the rhythm of
your speech, your undivided
attention and an excuse to
curl up next to you on the
couch. Read to them as long
as they want you to, which is
probably a lot longer than
you would have thought.
Don't forget songs, I
think "Itsy, Bitsy Spider"
should be passed from
grandparents to grandchil-
dren for years to come.
How else will Harley learn
what a water spout is?
Infants see books as,
toys. They will explore
books the same way they ex-
plore everything else in their
world, by grabbing. tossing,
turning them upside down
and putting the books in
their mouths. But after a
while, they will become
more interested as you point
and talk about them. A
Baby's first books need to be
strong, simple and cheap.
Some of the many books
that I have bought for
Harley have come from the
Dollar Store, so I don't wor-
ry if they get damaged.
For young babies you
should purchase plastic
books that can be used in the
bath, strong board books,
picture books with rhymes
or rhythms, books with
songs and hand and finger
actions, books that make
noises and books with flaps
to open. When reading, try
to look both at the book and
the baby. Point to thepic-
tures and talk about the
things the baby is looking at.
When reading aloud, try to
use your voice in many ways
to make the story time inter-
esting, loud and soft, happy
and sad. You do not have to
say the words that are writ-
ten on the page, you can
make up stories to go along
with the pictures.
Remember that while
babies aren't born book
lovers, they are born learn-
ers, and the more you read to
them, the more they learn.
They learn to love the feel of
the pages in their hands (or
their mouth), the sound of
your voice, the beauty of the
illustrations and the joy of a
Suggie, if Momma is
reading this to you, get all
the stuffed animals out of
the rocker because Grandma
will be there Saturday with
her big bag of books!
SMadison County Schools Host
"AG Literacy Day"
Adults who attended the "AG Literacy Day were: back row (left to right)
Frances Mercer, Ginny Paarlberg, Beth Ward and Madison Academy 4K teacher,
Karen Wieland. Front and second and third rows are the 4K children. (Photo sub-
A message from the Florida Department
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Division of Forestry, the University of
Florida/IFAS, and the USDA Forest Service.
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MCC S 1Bads 01T Toxur!
The Cowboy Colors perform for the students at MCCS (Photo submitted)
Cowboy Thunder rocks the gym at Madison Academy. (Photo submitted)
On the Friday before
Spring break (3/17), the stu-
dents of the Madison County
Central School and the
Madison Academy were the
recipients of a wonderful
spring treat. The Madison
County High School Bands
toured the schools and
showed off their stuff!
The first performance at
MCCS was for the 3rd-5th
graders. The young students
sat in the bleachers of the
gymnasium and watched as
the "Cowboy Colors". twirl
their way through two selec-
tions, including an all-rifle
ensemble. Following the
Colors. The Madison County
High School Concert Band
played The Alamo March by
Karl King. After the concert
band things heated up with
the "Cowboy Nights" jazz
ensemble. They performed
Brick House which got the
audience moving in the
stands. The famous "Cow-
boy Thunder" drum line then
entered and rocked the gym
with cadences and a musical
number, using 11 metal and
large rubber trash cans. The
closing numbers were per-
formed by the "Vaquero
Guard" marching band and
the audience burst into ap-
plause at the end of the show.
This show was repeated
two more times during the
same day. The second per-
formance was for the 6th-8th
graders at MCCS and then
the bands traveled to the
Madison Academy and per-
formed for the entire student
body that afternoon.
The people instrumental
in making this tour such a
success were Mel Roberts,
Gary Gazlay, and Sam Stal-
naker of MCCS, Willa Bran-
ham of the Madison Acade-
my, and Ben Killingsworth
The next big event for
the Madison County Bands
is a benefit jazz band dinner
concert. This concert will be
held on April 18th at
7:00pm. The "Cowboy
Nights" will be performing
the selections "Brick
House," "James Bond
Theme," "In the Mood," and
many more. Tickets are
$7.00 and can be reserved by
calling the MCJS band of-
fice at 973-5061 x240 or
email your requests to
No t" |'
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Prep 9d pakages *h I-shipping charge
Welb Jrders:.(none p jdOrders will incur
an, extra r -e fee.
A $5 retiner i take pictures.
This fee is applibe, to your package
All images can b vieweonline starting
Sunday Ari 'th 2006
Prepaid packages w.il" be aed within 2 weeks
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Students purchasing prepaid packages
will be entered into a drawing for an
1 drawing per package purchase (A-C)
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Land Clearing, Ponds, Stump Re-
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Can't do it?
Just don't have time?
For homes or office cleaning at a
good price; satisfaction guaranteed.
Please call 971-5020.
We have a large family photo al-
bum for the "Allen" family. This al-
bfm was found six (+) months ago
across from the courthouse in
Madison. If you think you can help
identify the pictures so we can re-
tirn the album, please call: 850-
973-4141 and ask for Susan.
Sweet White Pursian Cat
on Rocky Ford Rd
S1994 Dodge Caravan
Seats Seven, Power Windows,
Leather Seats, Cruise Control, Reli-
able Transportation $900. Can be
seen in Madison. For more details
c4ll Kevin 229-834-0005
2 51bs. of Clean
Sin Oak Ridge Cemetery.
(4) Plots $3,000 each
Family needs 3-4 bedroom house in
country rent/lease/option to buy,
within 35 miles of Madison.
Please call 678-707-0115
with state highway frontage-23
acres, Corer lots. Front both
Harvey Greene Drive and High-
way 53 South. Natural gas line,
8 inch water main, access to the
city utilities, fire hydrant, and
service from two power compa-
nies. Property has easy access to
1-10, via SR 53 & SR 14. Will
build to suit tenant.
Call Tommy Greene
3/BD, 2/BTH Wood Frame House
on 1.856 acres. $80,000 Call after
4:30 p.m. 850-929-7573.,
CASH $$ Paid for land,
acreage, homes or mobile
homes with property. Top
dollar paid with quick clos-
Call Ben (386) 365-7653
A Behavioral Health Care Center is
currently seeking the following po-
sition located in Madison Florida;
A Master's Degree with a major in
psychology, social work, counsel-
ing or a related human services
field and three year of related pro-
fessional experience, Florida li-
censed, clinical social worker or
mental health counselor preferred.
Shift: 8 am 5 pm / Monday Fri-
For more information and a com-
plete listing of available positions:
2634-J Capital Circle N.E.
Pre-Hire Drug Screen & FDLE
An Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative
Drug Free Workplace
Someone to teach a father and
son to play the guitar.
We want a "Total Gym" like the
one advertised by Chuck Norris.
Please call: 850-973-6131
Wanted Used Bricks
1,2 & 3 BR HC & non-HC acces-
sible apts. HUD vouchers accept-
ed. Call 850-948-3036. TDD/TTY
711. 192 NW Greenville Pointe
Trail, Greenville, FL 32331.
Equal Housing Opportunity
Apartments designed for Se-
nior's and Disabled. 1 & 2 bed-
rooms, HUD vouchers accepted
Call 850-973-3786 TTY Acs
Equal Housing Opportunity
Get a "Quality" home at
A reasonable price.
Lake Front Home
2 bedroom, 2 bath, taking applica-
tions, 1 year lease, available May
1st. Water and Lawn Maintenance
included. $850 month and $850 de-
2bdrm/1 bath MH in park on
Highway 53 in Madison,
$135/wk includes electric, ten-
ant to pay for propane.
Call Erin Levin
/ Oouthem 0illas of
HUD vouchers accepted. 1,2, & 3
BR, HC & non-HC accessible apts.
Call 850-973-8582/ TDDTTY 711.
200 Southern Villas Circle, Madi-
son, FL 32340.
Equal Housing Opportunity.
For Sale 22.5 acres
$5,000 per acre, near Hwy 90
Mr. S. Clemons, 850-948-2041
USE YOUR LAND AS A
DOWN PAYMENT TO
& Tractor Services
Land Clearing, Ponds, Stump Re-
moval, Demolition, Roads, Mow-
ing, Discing, Box-Blading, and
Tilling.;- -1 : :
-'.al l Pul insle e 8l50-9'3at
Call Paul Kinsley 850-973-6326
TO GET PRE-APPROVED
FOR A MANUFACTURED
HOME. CALL 386-752-7751
192 ACRES OF PRIME
Four Star Hunt Camp, Virgin
Timber, 8 Cabins, Huge Cook-
house, Fully Equipped Work-
shop w/3 Bays, Tractor, Four
Wheeler, Completely Furnished,
HVAC, I/M, Washer/Dryer,
Satellite TV, No Expense
Spared. For sale by owner
With as little as $500 down.
Cost Accounting Clerk needed
for Smithfield Packing Plant in
Madison, FL. Must be able to input
production data in accounting pro-
grain. Print and analyze reports for
correctness and enter iqE .;el .v
Access. Previous accounting expe:
Fax resume to 850-973-1877 or ap-
ply at One Stop Career Center 600
Eat Base Street Madison, FL.
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ply at our store located at 303 SE
Millnor St. Madison or call Brenda
MDS/PPS Coordinator Must be
RN with MDS experience pre-
ferred. Full Time with Bene-
fits/401-K. Please call Amelia
lop _ns irna acy or-, ngesa__
The Madison County Solid
Waste/Recycling Department is
accepting applications for two (2)
Part-Time Collection Center Atten-
dants. Major responsibilities will
include the opening and closing of
the collection center; assisting res-
idents with proper disposal and re-
cycling techniques, as well aas the
distribution of educational material.
Attendant must maintain center
grounds in a neat and orderly fash-
ion. Applicants must have the abili-
ty to establish and maintain a posi-
tive working relationship with resi-
dents who use the Drop-Off Center.
Employee must report any prob-
lems and concerns to the office of
the Solid Waste Coordinator. Other
related duties may be required and
assigned by the Administrative
Staff. A 25-30 work week is re-
quired with flexible hours a must,
to cover week ends and holiday
time schedules.. Salary starts at
$6.73 per hour. The positions will
remain open until positions are
filled. For additional information
contact the Solid Waste Office at
850-973-2611. A completed Madi-
son County Employment Applica-
tion is required. Madison County is
an equal opportunity employer and
a Drug Free Workplace. All appli-
cations must be submitted to the
following address by Monday,
April 17, 2006 at 5:00 p.m.
Madison County Board of Com-
Att: Joe Miranti
Courthouse Annex, Room 219
112 E. Pinckney St.
P.O. Box 539
Madison, Fl. 32341
Experienced Carpenters &
Please see Tony Green with
Culpepper Const. on site. at NFCC
at the New Science Center.
Apply in person
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Be your own Boss!
Sell $500, earn $250
Starter Kit is only $10
Call Dorothy 973-3153
Truck Driver Wanted
Class A CDL, 2 years experience,
home on weekends. Pay based on
30% of load and paid weekly.
Please call Charles Durr 386-362-
7504 or 386-590-1038
Full time faculty appointment be-
ginning August, 2006. The success-
ful candidate will teach History
courses through the sophomore-
level. These include American His-
tory, History of Western Civiliza-
tion, Race and Ethnicity, African
American History and World Histo-
ry. Qualifications: A master's de-
gree (from accredited institution)
with a minimum of 18 graduate se-
mester hours in History. Commu-
nity college teaching experience is
preferred. In addition to teaching
duties, position will include: estab-
lished office hours; serving on Col-
lege committees; professional de-
velopment; participating in Depart-
ment and College activities. Some
classes taught may be night and/or
dual enrollment courses on NFCC
campus and/or at satellite campus-
Send applications to: Director HR,
North Florida Community College,
325 NW Turner Davis Drive, Madi-
son, Florida 32340. Only complete
application packets will be consid-
ered. Complete application packet
requires letter; resume and applica-
tion; copy of Transcripts (unofficial
okay). Application is available on
website at www.nfcc.edu. Ques-
tions: Call Mrs. Enid Kozlowski
(850-973-1636) or email to ko-
Application packet must be re-
ceived by April 18, 2006. EOE
Senior Citizens Council
of Madison County, Inc.,
is now accepting applications for
fulltime in-home service worker,
must be certified CNA. Must be
able to follow directions, good so-
cial skills with the elderly and de-
Applicants need to apply in person
at the Senior Citizens Center, 400
S.W. Rutledge Street, Madison, FL
32340 at 850-973-4241
Manager/Asst. Mgr- Fast Track
Food Stores is seeking highly moti-
vated and enthusiastic management
team for the Madison area. Com-
petitive Salary, Bonus, Paid Holi-
days & Vacation. Fax resume to
850/973-2480 ATTN: Keith or ap-
'Tompkins, Brenda Lacy or Angela
Akins at 386-362-7860 or apply in
person at Suwannee Health Care
Center, 1620 E. Helvenston St.
Live Oak, FL 32064.
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Does a fast pace career with a
growing newspaper group
spark your interest? Do you
enjoy customer contact both in
person and over the phone?
Then it's a safe bet you will en-
joy this job. We're fun, we're
busy and work best under pres-
sure, if that sounds like you,
please. fax your resume to
Emerald: 850-973-4121 or ap-
ply in person at the office on
Hwy 53 South. If you're not
sure how an alarm clock works
or average more than 3 dra-
matic incidents per week in
your life or simply only work
because you're bored then
PLEASE DO NOT APPLY.
Home Every Weekend
Up to .41e/Mile
1 year T/T Experience &
Good MVR Required
.88/mile ALL MILES
Excellent Fuel Surcharge Program
No NYC or Canada Paid Fuel
Taxes, Base Plates & Permits
Medical & Disability Ben. Available
SE Regional Runs
Lease Purchase Program
2004 Model Trucks
Low Payments & Miles
Transport System, Inc.
Call Douge today at:
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Mowing, Discing, tilling and box
blading. Call 973-6326.
Do you need
If you are elderly or need a man to
work around your home or yards,
please call me to work for you.
I'm reasonable, honest and pride
myself on doing a good job for
you. I also give Seniors a discount.
Located in Madison area.
Please call 850-973-6991
Need a helping hand?
Gardening, housekeeping, rental
cleanup or any odd jobs done for
reasonable prices in Madison area.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR MADISON COUNTY
CITICORP TRUST BANK, FSB, F/K/A TRAVELERS BANK &
vs. CASE NO. 2003-32 CA
YOLANDA L. ROBINSON; JOHN DOE ROBINSON,
THE UNKNOWN HUSBAND OF YOLANDA L. ROBIN-
SON; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY ,UNKNOWN.
SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF REMARRIED,
AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDI-
TORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER
PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR
AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANTSS; JOHN DOE,
UNKNOWN TENANT; JANE DOE, UNKNOWN TEN-
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Fore-
closure entered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Madison County, Flori-
da, I will sell the property situate in Madison County, Florida, described as:
LOT 7, BLOCK B, HILLTOP ~ RES. A SUBDIVISION AS
PER PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF
THE CLERK OF THE I CIRCUIT COURT IN P1L T BOOK 1,
PAGE H, OF THE PU .I IC REtCORDS OF MhIDISON COUN-
/Kli;4 1241 JFNFTTF CIRCLE. MITDISON, FLORIDA
at public sle. .. the higheS. and he bidder, frr cash. at the ,e-t fIrnl di,,rsteps ol th
Madison -tount) C'uurthouse. Itil Solulh Ranse Streel. Nadison. lInrida 323411. at I il:11
A.M., on the 1ith dat of \pril, 21116.
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
By: Ramona Dickinson
S Deputy Clerk
THIS INSTRUMENT PRL P'RED B ':
Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra
9204 King Palm Drive
Tampa, FL 33619-1328
Attorneys for Plaintiff
CALL FOR BIDS
Made b3 Prier R. Brown Consiruction. Inc. ICG-C036285i. the Construction Manager
'or the North Florida Communit) College Technical Center Remodeling. Madison. FL.
B General Trades
8A Door & Hardware'
9B Framing and Drywall
9D'- Acoustical Ceilings
.10A -Aluminum Canopies
QUALIFICATION: All Bidders must be qualified at the time of bid opening in accor-
dance with the bid package. Sealed bids will be received on: April 26, 2006, at 2:00p.m.,
at which time and place they will be publicly opened and read aloud.
PROPOSAL: Bids must be submitted in full and in accordance ilth ihe requirements of
the draw ings and Project Manual, and Bid Packages which ma) be obtained or examined
at the office of the Construction Manager at 1424 Piedmont Drise Easil,Tallahassee, FL
32308. (850) 668-4498.
MINORITY PROGRAM: Bidders are encouraged to utilize Minorit) Business Enter-
prises crtified b) lthe MinoritB Business \dsocacs and Assistance Oifice. Department of
Labor and Emploment Securitr. Consideralion "ill be gisen to the percentage of par-
ticipation, as described in the Bid Package. in the award of Ihe contract.
PLBLIC ENTITY CRIM1ES: Ns required bi Section 287.133. Florida Statutes. a con-
Iractor ma) not submit a bid for this project if it is on the con icted sendor list for a pub-
lic enlih crime omnmitled iilhin the pa't 36 months The successful contractor must
warrant that it will neither utilize the senices of. nor contract with. an) supplier, sub-
cuntractor. or consultant iln e\ess of $15.000.00 in connection "ilh Ihis project for a pe-
riod of 36 months from the date of placement on the conmicied 'endor list.
Critter Sitter Q
Dogs- Cats Birds Livestock
Avoid Stress on You and Your Pet
Enjoy your time away from
home knowing your animals are
well taken care of and
in their home environment.
Basic one time daily feeding w/walk-play = $10
Other services available: *Lights 'Gates
S*Mail *Water *Plants *Multiple Visits
*Custom Services Upon Request.
A ., 850-948-5097
STATE OF NEW Y(
SURROGATES=S COURT: COUN
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE
Bi the Grace Of God Free an
qRK : .
iTY OF DUTCHESS 3
OF NEl NORK.
TO: The heirs of l'asne R. TilloLson. deceased, if ising on December 16,
2005, the date of the decedent=- death. or if they died alter that dale, then to their ex-
ecutors, admini'lrators, heirs, disrribuleEt.. and all persons interelted;in their estates,
their names and addresses. if any being unknown to petitioner being, distributees of
A petition has ing been dull fikd by Sylvia L. Bailey who is domiciled at 138
Tompkins Terrac.e Beacon. New York 125118.
YOLi U RE HEREBY CITED TO SHO\\ C\USE before the Surrogate's
Court. Dulchess Count. 22 Markel Sireet. Poughkeepsie. Nte York on Mai 18. 2006.
at 9:3 o'clock in the forenoon ofl that da),. w"h a decree should not be made in the estate
of ra)ne R. Tillotson. lately domiciled at the 138 Tompkins Terrace. Beacon. New Yorl6
125108. LSA, admitting to probate a r ill dated Dtcember 6. 2005. as the \\ ill of la)nd
R. TilloLson deceased, relating to teal and personal properr. and directing that Letters
Testamentar) be issued to S)I\ia L. Bailey.
Daltd. Alltsied and Sealed.
March 28. 20116
John 1. Coulter
Allorne for Petitioner
42 Catherine Sireet
P.O. Box R
Poughkeepsie, New York 12602
Hon .lJanm D. Pagones
st.lohn I. Atherlon
lohn J. \therlun
Chief Clerk of the Surrogate's Court
County of Dutchess
(Note: This citation is served upon you as required by law. You are not required to ap-
pear. If you fail to appear it will be assumed you do not object to the relief requested.
You have a right to have an attorney appear for you.)
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10B Madison County Carrier www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, April 5, 2006
Spring Ends Perfect For Young Gunners
On March 25, the Madi-
son Gunners finished up
their spring baseball season
in Valdosta Georgia, and the
finish was perfect as the
Gunners' final record was
10 0. Much improved are
the 10u Gunners from the
Fall of 2005. The team end-
ed the season batting (.432)
with an on base percentage
pf (.589), and in 281 at bats,
the Gunners had only 35
Leading the way offen-
sively was Cullen Gudz,
Zack Money, and Daniel
Wentworth as each had bat-
ting averages over (.500).
Daniel led the team in extra
base hits with.3 doubles and
2 triples, and only 2 strike-
outs in 24 at bats. Zack led
the team with 14 RBI's, 19
runs scored with an on base
percentage of (.667), and
only 2 strike outs in 33 at
bats. Cullen tallied the most
hits (13) while tying for the
lead in sacrifices (2).
Justin Briggs, the num-
ber two hitter for the Gun-
Sners, led the team in total at
Sbats (35) and walks (11)
while tying for the lead in
sacrifices (2). and least num-
ber of strike outs (2). Seth
Molnar, one of two 9 year
olds on the team, ended the
season with the second
highest on base percentage
(.650), and he was also tied
for the lead in sacrifices (2).
Josh Wood, the Gunner lead
off man, led the team in
steals, and had a very nice
batting average (.412) and
on base percentage (.615).
Jarrod Burns, the Gunner
clean-up man, also had a
very nice batting average
(.400) and on base percent-
age (.625), while tying for
the lead in walks, (11), and
runs scored (19). Drew
Richardson, a regular in the
Gunner outfield, naa me
most improved stats in the
Spring as he came up with a
(.391) batting average and
(.500) on base percentage,
while tying for the least
strikeouts (2). Patrick
Bowen, the Gunner catcher,
had a great finish batting
(.375) and leading the team
in triples (3), and number of
innings doing the dirty be-
hind the plate, and Brandon
Hammond also had a fine
Spring as ne innmnecu with
an on-base percentage of
(.565) and tied for the least
strike outs (2).
Next up for the Gunner
crew is Babe Ruth League
Baseball, which begins
April 8, 2006. The players
are scattered among three
different teams, so come out
and see if you can pick them
And remember, support
The Tri-County Mer-
chants, of Madison recently
traveled to Lake Park Ga. to
compete in the first annual
Valdosta Shrine Club Fast
Pitch Classic. The Merchants
dropped their first game to
Lowndes Middle School 9-5,
but rebounded after the loss to
win four games in a row, and
defeated a very good Jack-
sonville Storm team 7-6 in the
Leading the way for the
Merchants at the plate was
Kelsey Land of Mayo, who
went 9 for 14, with two triples
& two doubles for a .692 bat-
ting avg. Also swinging the
bat well for the Merchants
was Natasha Clark & Skye
Robinson of Live Oak, with
batting averages of .364 and
Amanda Brown of Madison
with a .333 avg. Handling the
pitching for the Merchants
were Skye Robinson (2-1)
and Kristen Parks of Jasper
(2-0). This was the second
tournament of the year for the
Merchants, with the next
scheduled tournament in
Dothan, Alabama, on April
29th & 30th.
nations to Tournament Champions, Tri-County Merchants!
II~~~~~~~~~~~. I < : I 1Srt. .. "F""1t~"9~e.
TheTri-County Merchant Fast Pitch team are, Front Row: Amanda Brown and Kelsey Land; second row: Courthey Williams, Skye Robin-
son and Meagan Snipes; Third Row: Valdosta Shrine Club Member, Natasha Clark, Becky Garner, Casey Ogden, Breanna Davis, Kristen
Parks, Courtney Lipford, and Mitchell Cochran, President of the Valdosta Shrine Club. Back row, Head Coach Tommy Garner, Mike Brown
and Steven Williams. (Photo submitted)
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Head Coach Tommy Garner and his daughter, Rebecca, show off the Champi-
onship Trophy. (Photo submitted)
Warriors Hit Into An
Awesome Baseball Season
By Jacob Bembrx a 1.59 ERA.
Greene Publishhng. Inc. Thice hitteils .e batting over .(500 for the
Four no-hitrer,,. Claks A number one Warriors. Casey Gunnels' batting .I\e;i.ge is
state ranking and a 13-2 season record are .510. Chris Tuten is batting .500 and Glenn
among the accomplishments that the Bishop is also hitting .500.
Aucilla Chriisian Acadcm', War- "Our season is in our own
riots' \alisil b.ieball team has hands right now," ACA Head
this season. Baseball Coach Ray Hughes
The Warriors' only two said. "We haven't played
losses have come at the hands O very good defense. The hit-
of Port St. Joe and Lanier ting is good. The pitching has
County, Ga. been decent. We need to elim-
The Warriors sport a 5-0 inate some errors, and, if we
undclfeated record in the district, do that, we're in good shape."
The Warriors' pitching staff is The Warriors have made it
powered by Chris Tuten, who has a 6-1 to the Regional finals in the State play-
season record and a 2.0 ERA. offs for the last three years in a row. Last
Dustin Roberts is 5-0 on the season and year, they lost 3-2 to Eagle's View in the Re-
has,one save and a 1.26 ERA. gional finals. Eagle's View was the eventual
Casey Gunnels is 2-1, has two saves and Class A state champion.
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