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In The Spotlight...

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City, County
Agree To Waive
Permitting Fees
For Hurricane

Clay Schnitker,
City Attorney
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The Madison City Com-
mission voted unanimously
Tuesday, June 13, to allow
Emergency Management Di-
rector Jim Stanley tq go ahead
with a plan to house h total of
225 recreational vehicles be-
hind the Personnel Develop-
Please see Hurricane,
Page 4A

Madison Man
Arrested For DUI
And Criminal
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Valerie Thigpen

Tries Out For

U.S. Olympic Softball Team

(Photo Sumbitted)
Valerie Thigpen

By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Valerie Thigpen, of Lee, a -lhigpeC
standout softball player for the el
North Florida Community Col-
lege Lady Sentinels, make the \she wll
trek to Ocala several weeks ago load th
to try out for the United St.tnes jt or S
Olympic softball team.
A blue chip athlete at Madison
County High School, Thigpen h.t, played two
years for the Lady Sentinels. She has been of-
fered a scholarship at Belle Haven University
in Mi-_,,ippi but hasn't decided on whether to
take it or not.
When asked what made her decide to pur-

S ue an Olympic trial, she said
sai riat t t tiat her actual softball career
*.* w' e would be winding down and

tear if . highest possible level. That
ea'1 IalI' 1 level includes playing on
,. 'er the same field with other
Pe1 softball stars, such as Jen-
:nie lFinch. hic pitcher on the last Olympic
Valerie is the daughter of Larry and Nancy.
Thigpen. She is the granddaughter of Louise
and the late Elvie Ro.er., and of Becky and
Ken Yordy, and W.H. Thigpen.
In addition to playing softball, Valerie said
that she enoN "hiuniing and fishing."

iCounty Makes

Jimmie Sheffield
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Pil, lii',,. Inc.
A Madison man was, ar-
rested on Saturday, June 17,
for DUI and criminal mischief.
According to a Madison
Police Department. report, Pa-
trolman Doug Haskell was dis-
patched to the Madison Fire
Please see Sheffield,
Page 4A

Man Arrested

On Drug



David Aaron Smith
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
A man was arrested on nu-
merous drug charges on Mon-
day, June 19.
According to a Madison
County Sheriff's Office report,
Please see Smith,
Page 4A.

City Of Madison Adding Another

Phase To Skate Park

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jessayin Covell

By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The City of Madison is
working on adding another
phase to the skate park, next to
Lanier Field in Madison.
"This will be the second
extension and we will have to
get the signs back up," Chuck
Hitchcock, Madison's Public
Works Director, said, ie erring;

to signs that were stolen when
graffiti was painted at the park
recently. Hitchcock said that
he believed some people from
Valdosta, Ga. had done the
spray painting, because "V-
Town Boys" was found
sprayed in several places.
"The second phase will be
similar to the skate park in
Hahira (Ga.). The other one

was modeled after Tallahas-
see's skate park," Hitchcock
Hitchcock said that the
second phase would incorpo-
rate "street skating" into the
plan. There will be a set of
steps to jump over and jumps
will be built up in the center.
"A big Daytona 500-like
curve will come up and be-

come almost vertical at the
top," Hitchcock added.
Hitchcock said that the
second phase of the project is
being funded through a FR-
DAP grant.
"In this section of the pro-
ject, we also hope to put a
quarter mile walk track, refur-
Please see Skate Park.
Page 4.

Four Freedoms Owner Discusses Tourism

Pike discussed adding an
art gallery, a cyber caf6 and a
homemade chocolate factory at the
Four Freedoms establishment.

By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
During the public input section of the Madison City Com-
mission agenda, Rae Pike, co-owner of Four Freedoms Bed and
Breakfast, addressed the commissioners about researching op-
portunities for tourism in downtown Madison.
She said that she had discovered, during her research, that
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds were
available to present to local businesses through a loan process.
She said that, in the past, the loans weren't feasible for the busi-
ness owners because the bank rates had been lower. Now, with
the bank rates going up, the CDBG loans look more attractive to
She said that she and her husband Stephen are going to have
to preserve the stained glass windows at the former Presbyterian

1 Sections. 26 Pages
Around Madison Co........5-9A Legals................... ..... 17A
Church...................Section C Obituaries.........................5A
Classifieds......................16A School.................... 12-13A
Community Calendar.........5A Sports....................... 14-15A
Crime Blotter....................4A Summer Fun......................10A
Health...............................11A Viewpoints.................... 2-3A

Please see Tourism, Page 4A

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jacob Bembry
Rae Pike addresses the Madison City Commission
about developing tourism in downtown Madison. Pike
said that CDBG funds are available to develop tourism
in Madison County.

Scott Koons
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Scott Koons, from the
North Central Florida Region-
al Planning Council, appeared
before the Madison County
Commission at its Wednesday,
June 7, meeting, to discuss a
contract between the county
and his organization, which
will help the county manage its
growth. Although the agree-
ment was made in principle, it
cannot be finalized until the
budget is done for the 2005-
2006 fiscal year.
The Commission ap-
proved $500 to purchase
firearms and storage equip-
Please wee N(.FRPC,
Page 4A

ATV Driver


By Jacob Bembry
Greene P,,bli..hin,, Inc.
A man was seriously in-
jured in an ATV accident on
Friday evening, June 9, at
Tower Road and Hike Lake
According to a Florida
Highway Patrol report, Timo-
thy Fraser, 49. was northbound
on Towner Road on a Suzuki
ATV, when he failed to ob-
serve a gate and struck the gate
Fraser was flown by med-
ical helicopter to Shands Hos-
Please see Wreck,
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Letters to the Editor are typed word for word, comma for comma,
as sent to this newspaper.

The Two City Commissioners Who Do

The Most Voted Against A Raise!

Letter to the Editor:
I am writing this letter in regard to the City
Council meeting on Tuesday. June 13th in
which .the city commissioners voted them-
selves, a pa) raise. The %ote was split with
James, McGhee and Stanley voting for and
Carron and Valentine voting against.
Keep in mind that the citN commissioners
meet once a month. The salary for a city com-
missioner is $550.00 a month. $6,600.00 a
year. The mayor receives $600.00 a month. On
the 13th. they passed an ordinance \which ties
their salary to that of the county commission-
ers. The county, commissioners' salaries are
set by the legislature and are $26,527.00 a
year. This ordinance would set the cit\ com-
missioners salaries at 33 1/3% of the county
commissioners 'salanes. or $8.833.00 a year.
One cit commissioner stated that it %would not
be much of an increase and that he planned to
gile his increase to the Red Cross and other
charities. Well, that is real nice. but I think
$2.233.00 a year is A BIG INCREASE and I
don't really care what he does with his in-
Not only does the ordinance give them' a
$2.233.00 a year increase, it also assures them
that every time the legislature raises the coun-
ty commissioners salary, they will get 33 1/3 %

of that increase as well. Madison County.is a
low income county, and now that Smithfield is
lea\ ing. many families will be without income.
According to City Manager Tom Moffses, the
cirt will lose $565,000 annually in water, sew-
er and natural gas fees as well as $160,000 in
penalties paid b) Smithfield for not using stan-
dard operating procedures. I think it very irre-
sponsible of those \\ ho x oted for the ordinance
in light of these facts. How are the) goingto
pay themsel-es9 I suggest to you that we will
either have an increase in service fees or a de-
crease in service.
I also find it interesting that the two who
you see. out promoting the city and servirig on
committees in the interest of the city are the two
commissioners who voted against the raise,
Catron and Valentine. To the best of my knowl-
edge, James and McGhee serve on no commit-
tees and go to no meetings other than the one
scheduled monthly meeting. We don't have a
record on Stanley because he has only been on
the city council three months. However, he is
know n to be active in ci% ic affairs.
I challenge the citizens of the City of
Madison to contact your city commissioners
and % oice your concerns -w ith this vote. Maybe
they will reconsider. -
Bunny Maultsby

Reader Upset Because Of Raise Three City

Commissioners Voted For Themselves Recently

Dear Editor:
I am upset because of the raise that the
Madison City Commiission %oted itself last
Tuesday evening.
Other than Jim Catron and Myra Valentine,
"\here are the voices of reason for the City
.Commission? Don't. they. understand hoew hard
itwill be to make back all the money that \w ill
be lost when Snuthfield pulls out of town?
I'm sure that Mrs. Valentine understands
how% hard it is when the city loses a business.
Her husband, Bob Valentine, ran Madison
House when it closed its doors. Only because
the city had Dixie Packers at the time was it
able to keep its head above water.
People are counting on Wal-Mart to make
up the difference but will it generate the money

for the city that Smithfield did? Will it have to
pay as much for sewage, water and natural gas?
I don't think so. Even if it could, the store may
still be a year away from coming to Madison.
The city is also counting on money from
Nestle to make tip for the loss with Smithfield.
Sdion't think it could make as big an impact as
Smithfield could, either.
I think that the three commissioners who
voted to give themselves raises should examine
their hearts and look at how the people who
live in the city and the people who work at
Smithfield are affected by this!

Thank you,
Jerry Linfield

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years in the
region, how do
you feel about
the presence
of U.S. troops
in Iraq?

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With Smithfield closing, does that change your thoughts on Wal-mart?
(Voting ends Monday, June 26th at 9 a.m. One vote per computer, please. Duplicate votes are removed.)

Reader Questions Smithfield's

Tactics Two Years Ago

Friends and Citizens of Madison County:
I was a long time employee of Dixie Pack-
ers. For 23 years, I worked my way up and was
a good supervisor for the last 16 years of my
employment with the company. However, I was
one of those employees that did not get chosen
by Smithfield to keep a job. Some of the others
let go were also long time employees; 15-20 up
to 35.year employees. I was devastated when I
was not given the opportunity to continue my
work as a knowledgeable, honest and hard
working supervisor. For a long time, I won-
dered why, but now I understand. Reflect, back
on one letter to the editor at that time from one
of the supervisors that was chosen to continue
working. It read something to the effect of "our
prayers have been answered now that Smith-
field has come into town." I don't really believe
that anyone prayed for a temporary, 2 year job
or for what they are now faced with.
I'm not generally an outspoken person but
I am very honest and I have learned over the
past long, hard 2 years, that sometimes in life,
you have to speak out about what you feel is
right and what you believe to be true. I person-
ally have questions about Smithfield's tactics
two years ago. Of course I know that they will
never be answered, but I wonder if they gave
the employees, all of the tools that they needed
to make the plant a success.
Like proper training by Smithfield's stan-
dards or replacing any of the lines or equipment
that were worn out after being in operation for
15 to 20 plus years? It seems to me as though
Smithfield just worked the employees 7 days a
week sometimes 10 and 12 hours a day to sim-
ply "support their sales plan and strategy." I
have heard that the employees could not even
go to the doctor or take their children to the
doctor if they were sick without being penal-
ized. I also saw that some of my close friends,
who are still employees at Smithfield, had to
give up part their family lives and some even
had to miss church on Sundays. I can't see were
Smithfield did anything to make the Madison

plant a success. It seems to me like this close
was all a part of their "strategy": All this has
done is pro-long the agony of the 490 people
that will now be looking for jobs in a town
where they are somewhat limited.
So to all, of you employees that will be out
of work and to all of the good citizens of Madi-
son County, always remember Smithfield
Foods when you want to purchase a ham for the
holiday's or when you want a hot dog on the
grill or when you want lunchmeat for sand-
wiches or even bacon. Should we support
them? Should we let them look over their sales
and laugh when they see that we still buy their
products despite what they have done to us?
There are lots of other suppliers of "high-qual-
ity, value-added, fresh products." They proudly
named their products in the Enterprise
Recorder; take note of them and when you go
to the meat counter, think about what has hap-
And don't forget about the people in
Thomasville, Georgia who had the same thing
happen to them: devastated, displaced workers
in a small town.
Smithfield may be the world's largest pork
producer (who put many hog farmers out of
business) but they will never be Oscar Mayer!
Smithfield may even say that I am wrong about
all of this and they have that right; just as I have
that same right to believe that I know I am
We should all try to support more busi-
nesses coming into this town. Wal-Mart would
be great for Madison, or any other business that
would provide jobs and allow the citizens to
spend their money in the same town where they
earned it!
And to my friends and former co-workers,
although it may take time to see it, there is a
bright side to all of this...life goes on and it will
be good again. Put your faith and trust in the
Lord and he will guide you.
Vince Revels

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National Security
Joe Boyles
Guest Columnist

Of Special Fathae's

Day For My Daddy

Ryan Leutner, the grandson of Bobby Bembry, of
Lee, proudly holds his niece, Isabella Taff, the great-
granddaughter of Bobby Bembry. (Greene Publishing,
Inc. Photo by Jacob Bembry, June 18, 2006)
My father had a really cool Father's Day Sunday and a vis-
it from my nephew, Ryan; my brother-in-law, Greg; and my '
niece Morgan's little tykes, Braxton and Isabella Taff, topped it
off. The Leutners and the Taffs made the trek from Sopchoppy
and Crawfordville for the visit.
Elvoye and Betty Thomas were honored with a special 50th
wedding anniversary party Friday evening at the home of their
daughter, Revonda, and son-in-law, Glen, Frith.
Happy birthday wishes go out this week to Blayden Plain,
who turns three on Saturday, June 24.
Lee Bishop, Aileen Harris, Brian Watson and Bobby
Williams all celebrate their birthdays on Monday, June 26.
Happy anniversary wishes go out to Kevin and Ashley
jJBue ,,whI celebltile the !ibi, dJ i(y ,,o. .M ,,id.a.\, J A.eA2 .iI ,
That's all the ieic. foi thi- *,cek Htoe a great.v.eek and a
beautiful forex er! M.,\ God'bles' each and every oneof you! "


Q. I a too Noung to v. trch "'Happ\ Da\,s" \hen it first
aired but I'm delighted to watch it now on TVLand. A friend
tells me there was some controversy back then concerning
Fonzie (Henry Winkler) and his leather jacket. I notice in the
early episodes he's wearing some sort of grey jacket, so I guess
it's true. Can you fill me in on what happened? Brittany K.
A. This is a classic "Happy Days" bit of trivia. Back when
the show began airing in the mid '70s, the character of Fonzie
was set to be the classic "bad boy," complete with slicked back,
duck-tail hairdo and plenty ofattitude. He was also a high school
dropout. However, the producers didn't want him to be too. much
of a thug and felt that showing him in his black leather jacket
was pushing it. Thus, he was only allowed to wear it when he
was actually shown on his motorcycle. Of course, things
changed when it became clear thepublic loved Fonzie. His char-
acter evolved,, and as it did, the leather jacket became a staple,
and he was allowed to wear it, motorcycle or no. That jacket
now is on exhibit in the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C., along
with, among other things, Archie Bunker's (Carroll O'Connor)
chair from "All in the Family."

Q. I noticed that my favorite show, "King of Queens," isn't
on CBS' schedule for the fall. I know you wrote that there were
some contract negotiations going on concerning salaries for the
stars. Did that go badly? Is the show cancelled? Kristen Y.
A. As of this writing, the comedy is set to return mid-sea-
son. I'm not sure what's going on with the salary dispute, but
CBS would be crazy not to resolve this. The show is one of the
few good things left over from years past and has a faithful fol-

Q. I'm so happy to see Ricki Lake back on television, even
if it is a game-show format. Dare I hope she'd ever return to talk
television? She was so good when she was doing that. Kayla M.
A. Ricki is happy doing what she's doing right now because
she's a professed fan of classic game shows. That said, she has
had several offers over the years to return as a host of another
TV talk show. Right now, though, she doesn't want to do that.
It's "been done," as the kids say. However, she does say this:
"Down the road, if other things don't happen for me, that's
something I might consider."

Q. I've been watching "Saturday Night Live" for a while
now, and something's very obvious to me. The show is never
hosted by any soap opera stars. Why is that? Fran H.
A. Generally, the show is hosted by film stars. However,
back in 1990, Susan Lucci, who plays Erica Kane on "All My
Children," did host the show. I do believe it may have had some-
thing to do with spoofing her many Emmy nominations.

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Rachel D. Gee vs. Marion Gee-domestic injunction
Camarra N. Crumitie vs. Billy R. Crumitie, Jr.-dissolution
of marriage
Carleton W. Peterson, Jr. vs. Rebecca Sue Peterson-dissolu-
tion of marriage
Margaret E. Watson vs. Angus T. Watson, Jr.-dissolution of
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Ernest Page
The death last week of my friend and fellow Rotarian
Ernest Page marks the passing of an era. Ernest was bom in
neighboring Hamilton County in 1922 and,raised in Greenville.
He was a member of what Tom Brokaw dubbed the "greatest
generation" that weathered the two greatest challenges of the
20th Century the Great Depression and World War II.
As I sat in Ernest's funeral at First Baptist a week ago,
many of the stories I heard him tell flooded back into my mem-
ory. Ernest could tell some great stories in a most entertaining
He recalled the great 1935 hurricane, one of only three Cat-
egory 5 storms to strike the US in the 20th Century that swept
through Marathon in the Keys killing hundreds. The, storm
turned northward and skirted the west coast of the peninsula un-
til coasting in over Cedar Key. According the Ernest, it was the
only hurricane to traverse Madison County still intact with hur-
ricane-force, winds. "After the storm passed, I stood on that hill
in Greenville and saw huge long leaf pines snapped off and
twisted at the trunk."
With ever\ one of his generation, I once asked Ernest where
he was on December. 7, 1941, upon hearing the news of .the
Japanese attack. "I was sitting in my fraternity house and my
reaction was what the h ? Then I asked where is Pearl Har-
bor?" Like so many of his generation, Ernest immediately went
to the recruiting office to volunteer. He was chosen to become
an Army Air Force flyer; they were so backed up that they told
him it would be more than a year before he entered flight
school. When Ernest asked what he was supposed to do until
called, the recruiters told him to go back to school.
On Flag Day, June 14, 1944, Ernest told me he stood under
the big oak tree at the corner of Range and Main for the dedi-
cation of the Four Freedoms Monument. Governor Spessard
Holland, an icon in Florida politics;. was the keynote speaker at
that event.
Once Ernest graduated from navigator training, he was as-
signed to the B-29 Super Fortress .program. Without question,
the B-29 was the most.advanced aviation program of World War
II. When his 29the Bomb Group went overseas to the Pacific in
1945, Ernest was unable to go. Scrupulously honest, he would
always preface his war experience by sai ing that he didn't see
S Abt action. afid'I a i sv respected' -timrn' Tfor that Oer th
years, I've encountered a lot of embellished war records: not
A lot of the B-29 program was located in the Midwest in
places like Kansas and Nebraska. It was in Wichita that Ernest
met the love of his life, Miss Bunnie. That was another con-
nection that I had in common with Ernest. You see, my Dad was
a North Florida farm boy from Suwannee County, much like
Ernest. He, too, met a girl from Kansas'and fell in love. My
Mother once said that when' she got off that train in Live Oak in
December 1945, she thought she'd fallen off the face of the
earth. When I told that story to Bunnie, she had a good laugh:
"I had the same reaction when I got to Greenville and saw cows
wandering through the streets."
Thanks to the GI Bill;,' Ernest headed off to Gainesville to
finish his education at war's end, and that led to law school and
his professional career. Ernest once commented, "At law
school, my classmates thought I was a conservative hick from
the piney woods, and when I went back to Greenville during se-
mester breaks, everyone thought I was a liberal from
Gainesville. Sometimes, you just can't win."
A couple of winters ago while ringing the bell for the Sal-
vation Army at Winn-Dixie, I asked Ernest what he could recall
from the infamous Ruby McCollum murder trial in 1952. "Not
only do I remember that case, I attended her trial every day ex-
cept for the sentencing. I think that was when it first occurred
to young lawyers like me that Judge (Hal) Adams needed to re-
tire." That was an interesting reaction because it was a proce-
dural error by the judge which led the state Supreme Court to
throw out the first verdict and order a new trial.
I loved to listen to Ernest tell stories about the history he'd
observed in his long and fruitful life. I believe that in that cor-
ner of heaven reserved for those who love the practice of law,
Ernest is being fitted for robes so that he can enter the court-
room once again to argue the merits of another constitutional


In a front page story on the city commissioners voting them-
selves a pay raise in the Friday, June 16, Madison Enterprise-
Recorder, it was mistakenly reported that Commissioner Jim
Stanley made the motion to grant the raise. Stanley, in fact, sec-
onded the motion, which was made by Commissioner Sumpter

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Madison County Crime Report

Renee Katrelle Brown
D.O.B. 4/22/80 Weight: 130 *Height: 5'03" Sex: Female Race: Black
Hair Color: Black Eye Color: Brown COO

FTA/Expired Drivers License
FTAAVorthless Checks
FTA/Worthless Checks
FTA/WVorthless Checks. 4 counts
FTA/Pre-Trial worthless checks
FTA/worthless checks, 2 count'
Deposit Account Fraud, 9 count
Two Counts Criminal Use Of
Personal ID
Grand Theft / Crimal Use

The Crime report is published every Wednesday. It also includes
an individual from Madison County's active warrant list or a wanted
person believed to be in Madison County.
If you have any information concerning the suspect, or know
his/her whereabouts, please contact one of the following agencies.
Madison County Sheriff's Department--973-4001, Madison Police De-
partment-973-5077, or Your MADISON COUNTY CARRIER-973-4141.
All information will remain confidential. You need not give your name.
Information on these individuals is printed as given each week by
the Madison County Sheriff's Department or other law enforcement


Madison County
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ing the request for him/her to be run in this feature. Neither this news-
paper, nor any members of its staff, determines which individuals) will
be featured. The appearance of an individual in this feature represents
an open warrant for their arrest by local, area, state, and/or federal, law
enforcement authorities, and it in no way is an assumption or insinua-
tion of guilt by this newspaper or its staff. All persons are assumed in-
,nocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
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Bronson Announces Arrests

n i IVIajor Pool Scam

ment for the 4-H Shooting, Sports Club. "" *1....* J ..... ...
It was pointed out that the money would not be enough to TALLAHASSEE-Florida, Agriculture and Consumer Ser-
cover all of the expenses, but that Diann Douglas, local exten- vices Commissioner
sion agent, had the funds in her budget to cover the rest. Charles H. Bronson today announced the arrest of two
The commissioners also included an employee compensa- South Florida men who are accused of bilking 36 victims out of
tion bonus for long term employees. The motion passed unani- $761,000 in a pool construction scam.
mously. The item will be included in each year's budget. The men were charged by Bronson's Office of Agricultural
The County Commission adopted building permit fees. The Law Enforcement on racketeering and grand theft charges fol-
vote was delayed for a time, until Building Official Bubba Bul- lowing a lengthy investigation with the Lee County State Attor-
loch arrived from Monticello. He is the building official for both ney's Office,
Madison and Jefferson County. Tony Sessions has been hired as "Unsuspecting consumers provided large sums of money to
the county's building inspector, these defendants 'what for many of them was their lives'
The Commission instructed Tom Reeves, county attorney dream-a pool in their back yard," Bronson said. "Needless to
and County Manager Allen Cherry, to redefine the Tourist De- say, what they received instead was a lot of heartache."
velopment Council -guidelines. According to officials, the men were associated with Goth-
Billy-.Wahington and Roger Parsons .\ere chosen to.be on- ic Pools Inc., a Fort nMers pool companN that \as incorporated
the countN's Planning and Zoning Board as members-at-large.' in 2002.. : .
The Commission accepted a Small County Outreach Reim- The defendants are accused of signing contracts to build
bursement from the Florida Department of Transportation for pools and pool-related structures with at least 36 customers in
the paving of County Road 360 from State Road 14 to US 221. 2004 and 2005, collecting large down payments and sometimes
The next road to be paved, according to FDOT, will be from additional draws, and then abandoning the job sites after pits
County Road 255 at Midway Church Road to County Road 53 were dug in yards or other preliminary work was completed. On
South. average, the victims lost more than $21,000 each.
The Commission agreed to wipe $3,300 in uncollectible Arrested were David Gerring, a sales representative for
debs for Solid Waste off the books. Gothic Pools Inc., and Tommy Glinka, the company's construc-
An employee personnel policy handbook was approved. tion foreman. Gerring was booked into the Collier County Jail
late yesterday, and Glinka was,booked into the Lee County jail
W reck Cont from Page 1A this morning. Charges are pending against two other persons as-
sociated with the business.
pital in Gainesville. Bronson's Office of Agricultural Law Enforcement works to
The Suzuki had approximately $1,000 in damages. protect consumers throughout the state from being victims of
FHP Trooper Manuel Smyrnios was the investigating offi- scams and other crimes. In Lee County, agents of the office par-
cer. ticipate in a multi-agency Economic Crimes Task Force estab-
S T P r lished by State Attorney Stephen Russell and his staff, whom
a ar nont from Paoe 4A Bronson credited for their assistance in the case.

bish the existing stands and put a bathroom section ,on the end
that faces O'Neal's," he said.
Hitchcock said that all of this will be done if the funds hold
He is working closely with Tom Bryant from the Florida
League of Cities to get advice on the. signage for the project.
"The sign that was stolen said that skaters must wear their
helmets," Hitchcock said. "We paid the insurance and with the
sign we were covered for any liability, but the sign was stolen."
Hitchcock said that one of the measures he was considering
taking would be to set the new signs in concrete so that they
could not be stolen.

Tourism cont from Page IA
Church, which is now the Four Freedoms Wedding Chapel. She
said that the cost would be $180,000 to replace the windows,
. which have been discovered to be the oldest of their kind in
Pike said that one of the ways to make it profitable is for her
company to turn it into an event, bringing in a restoration artist.
"Many artisans come for miles just to see this process," she not-
ed, adding that it would be part of a state stained glass window
Pike said that she and her husband had to expand their busi-
ness because operating a bed and breakfast, with only four bed-
rooms and four bathrooms was not proving profitable.
Pike said that one of the clauses in the loan was that it cre-
ate jobs and she said that she looks forward to employing 12 ad-
ditional Madisonians.


Cont from Page IA

ment Services (PDS) site at the industrial park in Madison.
Stanley asked the board to allow permit fees to be waived
for any RV that is parked there, due to hurricane evacuations
from other counties around the state.
City Attorney Clay Schnitker said that the issue needed to
be addressed to the County Commission since they owned the
Stanley assured him that it had been addressed to the city
and that the only thing he needed was for the city to agree to
waive the permitting fees, along with the county, before t was
presented to the state.

Sheffield Cont from Page 1A
Station in reference to a disturbance. The fireman on duty re-
portedly told Haskell that Jimmie Sheffield had entered the sta-
tion and started pulling phones out of the wall and throwing
things around inside the building.
Sheffield was yelling and cursing at them about fires and
then he left the fire station out the back door.
Just after Haskell's arrival, he saw Sheffield in a white van
in front of city hall. When he tried to stop Sheffield, Sheffield at-
tempted to outrun him; however, Sheffield got caught up in traf-
After stopping Sheffield, Haskell placed him under arrest
for DUI and criminal mischief.

TALLAHASSEE Attorney General Charlie Crist today an-
nounced that a Winter Garden man was convicted by an Orange
County jury for posing as a 14-year-old girl and sexually solic-
iting a 14-year-old boy, online. Walter Hammel, already serving
a prison term for other sex crimes totaling 40 years, was sen-
tenced by Circuit Judge Bob Wattles to a consecutive 10 years in
prison on the latest conviction.
Hammel, 53, gave authorities permission to search his home
and coniputers after he was arrested in November 2003 for sim-
ilar charges.
Investigators uncovered files that revealed Hammel, posing
on-line as a 14-year-old girl from the United Kingdom, had con-
tacted an Orlando teenager, solicited sexual acts from the boy
and provided him with images of pornography. Hammel was.
able to convince the teenager to perform sexual acts for Hammel
to view on a web camera. Hammel sent the teen several images
of pornography, supposedly of the girl Hammel was portraying,
in return for the teen's on-camera sexual activities.
"This man has not 'only committed perverse crimes, he has
stolen his ictim's childhood," said Crist. "Predators like him
must be kept away from our children."
The case began after Hammel's arrest in November 2003,
when he was taken into custody after traveling to a Wal-Mart in
Haines City to pick up who he thought was a 13-year-old boy in
order to take him to his home in Winter Garden. The "boy" was
actually an undercover officer working with a Central Florida
task force on internet crimes against children. Hammel gave au-
thorities permission to search his home and his computers' were
seized for further analysis, uncovering the evidence that led to
today's conviction.
Hammel had more than eighty thousand images of child
pornography on his computer.
Hammel was charged with one count of use of a computer
to seduce a child and one count of sexual performance by a
child. The case was prosecuted by attorneys with Crist's Office
of Statewide Prosecution in conjunction with the Ninth Circuit
State Attorney's Office.


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on Monday morning, at 8 a.m., Cpl. David Harper of the Inter-
state Criminal Enforcement (ICE) team was working traffic en-
forcement on Interstate 10 when he stopped a 1988 Chevy sedan
eastbound at the 261-mile marker for a traffic violation.
David Aaron Smith, of Antioch, California, drove the sedan.
Harper had Smith exit his vehicle and step back to the front
of the patrol unit. Harper began issuing Smith a citation for the
traffic violation that was observed. While talking to Smith,
Harper began detecting signs of criminal activity.
Harper walked back up to the sedan to talk with the passen-
ger, Kevin Snelson. While standing at the passenger side win-
dow, Harper observed a clear plastic zip lock bag containing
crystal meth, also known as "ice," on the driver's seat in plain
view. Harper ordered Snelson to hand the bag to him.
At that point, Smith turned his back to Harper and stuck
both hands down the front of his pants. Not knowing if Smith
was going for a weapon, Harper drew his service weapon and or-
dered Smith to remove his hands from his pants and to get on the
ground., Smith looked back at Harper, but ignored his com-
mands, continuing to dig in the front of his pants.
Harper called Sgt. Freddie Register and Deputy Jason Whit-
field for priority backup.
State Fire Marshal Clint Croft had passed the westbound
traffic stop and heard Harper call for priority backup and turned
around, responding to Harper's call for assistance.
Register and Whitfield arrived moments later.
Smith finally complied with Harper's commands and got on
the ground.
Snelson was also ordered out of the sedan, placed on the
ground and cuffed.
During a search of Smith's person, Harper located a clear
plastic bag of marijuana, a clear plastic bag of crystal meth and
a glass smoking pipe, containing crystal meth concealed in the
front of Smith's pants.
Snelson did not have any contraband on his person.
During a search of the sedan, several items of drug para-
phernalia, including two more smoking pipes and rolling papers
were located concealed throughout the vehicle.
Smith claimed ownership of all narcotics and paraphernalia.
Snelson was not charged.
Smith was charged was possession of crystal meth, posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, as well as
an out-of-county warrant from Pinellas County warrant from
Pinellas County Sheriff's Office and an arrest warrant from the
Pasco County Sheriff's Office.
Both warrants were for the charge of failure to appear on
other crimes committed by Smith in those jurisdictions.


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Coleman Richardson,
age 86, died Sunday in Talla-
Graveside funeral services
will be Wednesday, June 21,
2006 at 11:00 a.m. at Macado-
nia Cemetery, Madison. The
family received friends Tues-
day, June 20, 2006 from 6-8
p.m, at Beggs Funeral Home.
Donations may be made to
Big bend Hospice, 1723 Ma-
han Center Blvd., Tallahassee,
Fl. 32308-5428.
He was born in Madison
County, and was a lifelong res-
ident, and was a farmer. He
retired as a County Commis-
sioner after 20 years of ser-
vice. He was a member of
Blue Springs Primitive Baptist
He was in the U.S. Army
during World War II.
He is survived by one son,
Rex French and (Connie) of
Lee; one daughter, Dama arid
(Buddy) Register of Lakeland,
and a sister Virginia (Don)
Bowen of Madison; one sis-
ter-in-law Flarrie Richardson
of Lee; five grandchildren:
Tony Landry, Lynne French
Davis, Brian French, Angie
Register Wood, and Les Regis-
ter; three great grandchildren
Drew French, Jack Wood, and
Ava Eloise Wood, and a host
of friends and relatives.
He was preceded in death
by his wife, Eloise Newsome
Richardson; one daughter,
Paris French Roberts, and a
brother, Waldon Richardson.

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Henry Cooper
Thomas Henry Cooper
died Friday, June 16, in At-
lanta, GA.
Graveside funeral Ser-
vices were held Tuesday, June
20, 2006 at 3:00 p.m. at Ever-
green Cemetery, Greenville.
Donations may be made in
his memory to the Greenville
Baptist Church, 109 S Grand
St., Greenville, FL 32331.
He was born in 1925 in
Greenville, Florida. He re-
ceived his high school educa-
tion in Greenville and was de-
ferred from Army training
upon his graduation from high
school. Thomas served his
Country in Field Artillery for
four years. After basic train-
ing he was shipped to New
Guinea and fought 60 consecu-
tive days from New Guinea
to the Phillipines. Afterwards
his service continued in the Pa-
cific area on the "Long Guns"
as he said.
Thomas was self-em-
ployed in the Greenville area
for many years and had many,
many friends in Madison
He is survived by his two
daughters, Deborah Cooper of
Perry, and Fara Cooper, of
Houston, Texas; one sister,
Lois Cooper Leeth of
Williamsburg, VA., and many

nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death
by his parents L. R. "Doc"
Cooper and Eva Peach Cooper
of Greenville. His grandpar-
ents Mary Jane Southall Coop-
er Pettis and A. J. Pettis of


June 21
The Greenville Library
will be offering Book Feast
Fun every Wednesday from
10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.
June 21
Doers Club, a Diabetes
Support Group, will meet
from 11:00 11:30 a.m. at the
Madison County Health De-
partment. This meeting will
feature Food Pyramid Bingo,
in which you can learn proper
food serving sizes as well as
win a prize. For more infor-
mation, contact Bonnie Math-
is at 342-0170 ext. 1301.
June 22
The Greenville Library
will be offering Preschool Sto-
rytime every Thursday from
10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.
June 22
The Lee Library will be
offering Book Feast Fun every
Thursday from 10:00 a.m. un-
til 11:00 a.m.
June 22
The Relay For Life Wrap
Up Party will be held at first
Baptist Church Fellowship
Hall at 6 p.m. Finger foods
will be served. Committee
members need to bring drinks,
cups, plates, napkins and sil-
June 22
The New World Genera-
tion youth choir from Hender-
sonville, TN will be present-
ing "One Real Treasure" at
Live Oak First United
Methodist Church at 7:00 p.m.
This concert is a blend of live
contemporary Christian mu-
sic, dialogue.-, chqreqgraph
and interpretie dancing.
Don't miss out on the trea-
sure! For more information,
call Dennis Resor at 386-362-
June 22
The Area Agency on Ag-
ing for North Florida, Inc.. will
hold its Board of Directors
meeting on Thursday, June
22, 2006, at 10:30 a.m., EST.
The meeting will be held at
the Calhoun County Senior
Citizens Council; 16859
Cayson Street N.E.;
Blountstown, FL 32424; at
9:30 CT/10:30 a.m. EDT. This
meeting is open to the public;
therefore, we request that you
notice this as a COST-FREE
service, in a manner you deem
appropriate. If there are any
problems in handling this re-
quest or a need for additional
information, please contact
Linda Bums, Office Manager,
at 850-488-0055 or
June 22
NFCC invites the commu-
nity to attend a free writer's
workshop on Thursday, June
22, featuring published author
and poet Jayne Jaudon Ferrer.
The Event is free of charge
and opened to the public. It
will be held from 9 a.m. 11
a.m. at the NFCC main Cam-
pus Fine Arts auditorium. For
more information call 973-
1664 pr news@nfcc.edu. The
event is open to the public.
June 22
Honor Our Fathers and
Mothers Luncheon at 12 noon,
with food, music, gifts, a de-
votion and individual prayer
for interested seniors. There
are many volunteer opportuni-
ties for this event. For more
information or to sign up, call
Elizabeth Williams, ICAN's
Community Connector Pro-
gram Coordinator at 971-
June 23
The Madison Library will
be offering Preschool Story-
time every Friday from 10:00

a.m. until 11:00 a.m.

June 25
New Zion Missionary
Baptist Church of Greenville,
Florida invites each and
everyone to join us in cele-
brating Rev. C.C. Curry's thir-
ty-fifth (35) Pastor's Anniver-
sary on Sunday, June 25th.
Rev. Clinton Jackson of Live
Oak, Florida will be speaker-
for the 11:00 a.m. service and
Moderator Rev. J.B. Duval
with his church family of
Shiloh Missionary Baptist
church of Greenville will be in
charge of the' 3:00 p.m. ser-
vices. New Zion Missionary
Baptist Church is located on
North Grand Street in
June .25-30
St. James M.B. Church
and Pineland M.B. Church,
- Inc. will be sponsoring a sum-
mer revival, "Seeking Lost
Souls," beginning Sunday,
June 25-FridaN. June 30, 7
P.M. nightly at Pineland, 205
SE County Camp Rd., Madi-
son. Each night will feature a
different speaker. If you have
any questions, please feel free
to contact Pineland M.B.
Church at 973-3808.
June 26 /
The, Greenville Library
will be offering Teen Art Feast
every Monday from 10:00
a.m. until 11:00 a.m.
June 27
The Madison Library will
be offering Book Feast Fun
every Tuesday from 10:00

a.m. until 11:00 a.m.
June 27
The Madison Library will
be offering extreme Teens
every Tuesday from 2:00 p.m.
until 3:00 p.m.
June 27 & 28
The HSCT (High School
Competency Test) will be ad-
ministered for all eligible stu-
dents. To check your eligibil-
ity or sign up for the test, con-
tact Shirley Joseph at 973-
5022. The deadline for sign-
ing up is May 31.
June 28
The Fall VPK Round-up
will be held at the Madison
County Public Library from
4:00 6:00 p.m. If your child
will be four years old on or be-
fore September 1, 2000, .your
child is eligible to attend the
free VPK program. For more
information, call Debbie Cun-
ningham at 973-9030 or Leigh
Sherrard at 973-5037.
June 28
The Greenville Library
will be offering Book Feast
Fun every Wednesday from
10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.
June 28

The Lady of the Lake
Quilting Guild will hold its
monthly meeting at the
Suwannee River Regional Li-
brary on US 129, south of
Live Oak. Social time starts at
9:30 a.m., the business meet-
ing begins at 10:00 a.m. The
program for June is a Chinese
Auction, which means partici-
pants have to bring a yard of
quality 100% cotton fabric
hidden in a paper bag. The
Guild will hold meetings in
Live Oak for June and July,
the fourth Wednesday of the
month. The Guild is an orga-.
nization for anyone interested
in quilts and the art of quilt-
ing. The quilting public is in-
vited. For details, contact
President Sandy Lindfors at
386-362-6850, or
ri citoilk@ailtel nc or Joan
MuIrraj\ at 386-75s-5980..
June 29
The Greenville Library
\\ ill be offering Preschool Sto-
rytime every Thursday from
10:00 a.m. until 11-:00 a.m.
June 29
The Lee Library will be
offering Book Feast Fun

every Thursday from 10:00
a.m. until 11:00 a.m.
June 30
The. Madison Library
will be offering Preschool
Storytime every Friday
from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00
July 8
Open tryouts for the
NFCC Men's Basketball
Academy will be held at the
Colin P. Kelly Gym on the
NFCC Campus from 9 a.m.
until 2 p.m. For more infor-
mation, contact 850-973-
9409 or email MensBBA-
cademy @ ifcc. edu.

September 12 15
The New Home Baptist
Church will hold Revival
Services with Ben Glosson
at 7:00 p.m. each'night.
Glosson is Pastor of the
Southside Baptist Church in
Hazlehurst, Georgia where
that Church has led their
Association in Baptisms for
the last 18 years. New
Home Baptist Church is lo-
cated at 1100 SW Moseley
Hall Road on Hwy 360.

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June 28-25

The Jellylone Park in Nladt on
\\ ill be hosting a Fuel- Youth E pio-
sion Camp on June 23-25.
The price is a reasonable one. set
at $14 for the entire weekend That
includes all ot the ac I ti les and the

food for FridaN and Saturday night.
To book \our stall at Jelly stone
Park lou can do so at 1850) 973-
For a brief camp overview, please
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Florida library Youth Programs
Do you have an appetite for fun, music, games, crafts and sto-
ries? Do you like adventure, sports, animals and art? If so, get your
fill by joining the Book Feast. The Suwannee River Regional LiL-
brary System's Summer Program continues through July 7, 2006. A
variety of programs are presented at the Live Oak, Branford, Jasper,
Jennings, White Springs, Madison, Greenville and Lee Libraries.
Pick up a Book Feast Summer Schedule at a library near you and
sign your children up for the Library Summer Reading Program.
While at the library, get acquainted with the variety of materi-
als for those long hot days of summer. Our Library System is more
than a collection of books. It also offers CDs, DVDs, videos, au-
diotapes, magazines, paperbacks, and computers and internet ac-
Book Feast Fun for 6 ~ 12 year olds will include scrumptious
stories, activities, music, puppets and sometimes even a special
Preschool Storytime for 2 5 year olds will be presented at
the Live Oak Library and will quench their thirst for stories, fun and
Tell-A-Tale Troup for Middle School students will teach the
art of puppetry including performing, painting scenery and present-
ing the show.
Extreme Teens will include programs such as interviewing for
a job, safety, resume pointers, and finance instruction.
Teen volunteers will be able to help in the Youth Room for the
summer. Volunteer hours may often be used toward hours for schol-
arships and community service.

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Sam and Elsa Lightsey celebrated their 50th
Wedding anniversary on Sunday, May 28, 2006;
in the company of their children and grandchil-
dren at the George T. Bagby Lodge in Fort
Samuel Tully Lightsey and Elsa Mae Falk
% ere married on May 27, 1956, in Pinetta, and
moved to the Blakely area in 1963 at the opening
of the paper mill. They first moved to Cedar
* .Springs with four little girls in tow. A little boy
"soon followed as they established their home in
", Blakely.
Sam worked at Great Northern Nakoosa Pa-

per Mill in Cedar Springs until retirement. He is
also an accomplished artist and art teacher in the
Wiregrass area.
Elsa taught elementary school for 13 t ears
and after retirement managed Kolomoki Kids at
the Kolomoki Festival.
Their five children and spouses are: Alida
and Richard Ward of Arlington, Georgia: An-
nalee and Pat O'Neil of Albany, Georgia; Abi-
gail and Michael Carter of Austin, Texas; Penny
and Pat Story of Blakely; and Sammy and Tali sa
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Just Move, Madison -

New Exercise Equipment

Installed Around Lake Francis

By Jessalyn Covell
Greene Piiblis/ing. Int.
The Madison County
Health Department is proud
to report that the brand new

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Kim Barnhill, Director of Jefferson, V adison and Taylor counties, s lows off the
new par course equipment that the Madison County Health Dept. installed around
Lake Francis specifically for Madison residents. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by


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exercise stations and work-
out equipment has been
completely installed around
Lake Francis.
They replaced the old
equipment around the lake
with par course equipment.
Also, the Health De-
partment has installed simi-
lar exercise equipment at
Lanier Field.
According to statistics,
seventy percent of Madison
County residents are either
overweight or obese.
Kim Barnhill, Director

of Jefferson, Madison and
Taylor counties Health De-
partments stated, "We are
slowly, but surely eliminat-
ing excuses to not work-
Diabetes, particular
types of cancer, and many
more serious illnesses, are
caused by obesity. The new
equipment gives Madison
residents who are already
walking or jogging around
Lake Francis a complete
Barnhill stated, "My

The office of David W. Frasure, DC, is
Relocating to Tallahassee, FL.

Effective June 16, 2006, the office will be closing in
Madison, FL and will re-open in Tallahassee, FL on
July 16, 2006. Our new office will be located at:

1690 Raymond Diehl Road, Suite B3
Tallahassee, FL 32308
Phone: 850-973-4268
(right behind Osaka Japanese Restaurant)

Patient records will be located at the
Tallahassee office after June 16, 2006.

main goal is to create Madi-
son into a livable, walkable
The new equipment that
has been installed around
Lake Francis goes hand-in -
hand with the Florida De-
partment of Health's pro-
gram, Chronic Disease
Health Promotion And Edu-


starts Aug 10
in Monticello, Fla.
Mandatory Orientation Aug 3



Sam And Elsa Lightsey Celebrate

Their 50th Wedding Anniversary

Wednesday, June 21, 2006


Madison County Carrier 7A



SB Jacob Bembr\
Grecue Piicbisihing. hIi.
Jim Searec is a special person.
-tho has been through a lot the past
fe,. %%ears.
The son of Bob and Beanie
Searce. of Lee. Jim \\as born in
Madison. Floiida, in 195S. His sis-
ter, Jud N Mosier. had been born in
Madison. Indiana. a fe % \ears be-
fole the family made the trek to
The Seare) family had mooted
to Lee in 19,52 after doctors had ad-
ised them to mo\e from Indiana.
;so tht thie armer -%eather 'iould
tsi help \ ith Jim's grandfather's arthri-
uis. At that time. physicians thought
that \i as all that \tould help iit the
.; arthritis. so the Searc\.s left Searc\
;1, Ridge. Indiana. and mooted to the
\arnier climes of Lee.
Jim said that the reason his fa-
ther chose Madison Count,, after
i \tisnig Jefferson. Su" annee. and
M ladison Counties. %%a- because he
had received a letter from Rud\
. Hanmrick. \\ho %\ as the county\ agent
at the time, saying that the\ would d
be elad to ha\e the Searci \s mio e to
'this county That ts ga ood enough
for Bob. so the Searc.\s chose
iMadison Counti
Jim's father. Bob. Vas a full-
U tinie tarmer until the Scarce fanrilu
'..- v.nam red the Farm Famil'. of the
Year b\, the United Farm Agency. A
represeritatl\e from United Farmni
had mei Bob at thle meeting t here
the aw ard \as presented and he
made the trip to Lee and climbed
Sundei a combine that Bob \ as-
% orklin on and told him that he
a- thouTht he v. would do well in real es-

Bob Searc.% went into the real
estate business and neter looked

Jim Searc' be-an- his cooling
at Lee junior High Schiol. attend-
ing there from fust grade through
ninth grade He t as knovn ii as "Jim
Bob" t. his friends and clammates.
Search. graduated from the
ninth grade at Lee. and then trans-
ferred to A-ucilla Christian Acade-
imn tfor his s ophonmice and lunioi
ears. He opted for earl adnuissioni
at North Florida Junior College.
ki.here he finished his high school
iw ork and recent ed his A.A. degree.
Scare', then transferred ti
Geoigia Tech Uniters.it in Atlanta
Ga.. w here he majored in accounit-
ing He s.aid that it didn t take himn
long to realize that he belonged in
the real estate business..
"-It w as all I knet," Searev'
-aid. "'It w'as ','. hat I grew utp in and
o. hat I understood. '
Search said that the highlight of
his real estate career h1.1s beer, the
upportuniti to meet mani', ,special
carc',, -aid that he met It'
it ac. the former Vi'. ian \Welchi,
while ,he wa< in the third gride at
Lee Elementary School and he w\a',
in the fitth
"She had on a red dre:s and


black patent leather shoes." he
said.A "'I ent craz\. I thought she
k"as really beautiful."
His "craziness" oxer V\lian
culminated in their marriage on
December 12, 1981 at Lee United
Methodist Church. The church's
pastor. Re\. Ho\ward Almand. per-
formed the wedding
The couple \welcomed their
daughter. Alexandria. into the
\torld on September 5. 1987 and
their -on. Rob. on Februar\ 22.
"The real estate business has
been good to our fanull." lie said.
noting that Ale\ had been able to
travel to Europe t[% ice and Rob has
been able to go on one occasion
Both children \ent on school-relat-
ed trips. Jim said that he has onl\
been out of the country for a trip to
the World's Fair in Canada. along
k% ith rips to Nle\ico and a cruise to
"1 enlo\ traveling." Jim --,aid.
"but it's difficult to lea\e when \ou
hate business to tend to. but busti-
ness has ne'er been an imposition
to me.
One time, ho'\e\er. Jim lound
himselt in a position hlien he did
ha\e to leate his business for a
\ while. but it \\as b_ no choice of hi
o''. n.
Sutfering trom acetaniinophen
poisoning. Searce's bod\ shut
do% n. Alex had to take him to the
hospital in \aldosta. Ga.. because
\I\ ian \ as out of to\ n on business
at the tnine. He %,as told that he
\ would die if he didn't receive a li -
er transplant v. within 48 hours.
The doctor- in Valdosta tle%\
model airplanes \ ith a doctor at the
Ma o Clinic in Jacksonille.
Seaic\ "tas placed on life support
and carried b\ ambulance to the
In the meannme. Jimm\n and
Martha Da\ is had picked \' itan up
in Valdosa and carried her to Jack-
son. ille The Da\ ies had arrt\ed at
the la\o Clinic before the ambu-
lance did
"After I got to Jackson tille., ni
bod\ organ, had pretty \ ell shut
doi'. n" Jim said. "'1 stayed in Jack-
somn ille for about three months. Foi
ti o-and-half of those months I \'. a
In a conma "
Seares iecei\ed a h'iei t', illin
4S hours "b\ the giace of God and


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lot of pla',ers from the folks in this
During the time lhe underwent
the li\er transplant. 45 to 511 people
were at the hospital with \-i\ an.
The doctor later told him that he
wasn't as worried about lum a, he
'as nervous about all the people
w ho had show n up to lend their
support. \\hen lie found that the\
wanted to be w ith Jim's tanuil. the
doctoi t aid. "'Mads.n Count'. iu.sti
be a special place "
"The folks of Madison Count N
were phenomenal," he said. "NIl
family l\as phenomenal ""
Jim said. "\i ian told me that I
had been in a coma for two-and-a-
half tnmonths. I thought it w'as a bad
dieam. \\ hen it hit nmie. I thought of
all the things I'd put them through
during that tme "
After reEajnin, consciousness.
doctors put a tracheoitoimn in Seare\
and included a device. which al-
Ilowed him to make sounds.
After lea\ mig Jackson' ille. Jim
was sent to a center in Tallahassee
' here lie undei ent ph ysical thera-
p-. On the \\ a\ from Jackson\ ille to
Tallaha_,ssee. Jim learned that people
had sho n up at his office ti'l -how
their support foi hium. A' he w\as
passing b\. he asked \i\ ian to stop
as' he salt the cr,.", d lined up along
the road.
"It made it hard to go on to Tal-
lahassee." he said. I1 didn't wantt to
leate. I wantedd to sta\ righlit at the
When he got to, Tallahas-,ee, lie
had to learn to walk again and do
things like briushing li's teeth and
combing his hair. "The thine:s \oui
take foi granted until ,nu can't do
themm" he said
Jim said that he had the most
decorated ,roomn in Tallahasee and
in Jackson ille Thanks to Ale',.

there were posters and pictures up
e er there.
"One nurse in Tallahassee kept
telling me about the tine Sandra
Bullock had listedd the clinic to see
her grandmother." Jim said "She
kept going on and on about Sandra
Bullock and then told me that I
must be a big Sandra Bullock fan. I
asked her lih\ s.he thought that. She
said. "Because you ha'e a photo of
her on voum "Iall. I told her. "That i
not Sandra Bullock That's min
daughter. Ale\ "
Searc% said that one of his
dreams is to )\sit the Hooter Dam
at Lake Mleade. Ne\ada. His uncle.
Le'wis Meade. "\ho Lake Meade is
named for, \\as tlie chief engineer
of the dam and lost an arnm during
its construction Another great
uncle engineered die nuts and
bolts of tie Gator Bo" I
In Jim's office are photos
of Lewis Meade and a few\ other
items. including mnian awards for
ieal estate sales and for public ser-
Jim has served on se eral
boards. He \ as President of the
Madison Count\ Chamber of Conm-
inerce. e\ecutiie board member of
the North Central Florida Regional
Planning Council. tie Goiernor's
Ad\isoil Boaid. the Floiida Bar
Grievance Committee. a school
board member foi Nladison County
and w\as the President of the Lion's
Accomniplishnments, in business
include awards for the Centur,
Club. Master Salesman Founders
Saaid. and the Plesident,' Round
Table Jimi s a-,o a member of the
National Association ,of Constiutc-
tion Inspectois and the National A.s-
sociation of Real Estate Appraisersl,
He has .daio receied an Out-
standine Alumni A ward tron North
Florida Con,- iuniti College, and is
a graduate of the Dale Carnegie
Training Insitule.
Behind his desk is a photo
of a 12I0-pound tarpon that hllis
son. Rob. caught At the time
the% didn't klno,., w hat thile, had.
and thought it w-as a shalk, until
they pulled it in and got a look at
.-\t .111.m i house. on Rob's w\- all.
is a mounted 32-pound barracuda
that Rob caught on all elight-pouLnd
test line
Jim snJlid that. whlienhee can find
tilme a.,'.a I office. he enjoll s
Mi-hyn. hores- .ind quiadll huntng

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Wrap Up Party will be held at
the First Baptist Church Fel-
lowship Hall on Thursday,
June 22, at 6 p.m. Finger food
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Committee members will
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Greene Publishing, Inc.
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the 55 Plus Club held their
monthly luncheon and meet-
The phenomenal lAdies
from the Hanson United
Methodist Church (HUMC)
prepared a delicious meal for
the 55 Plus Club members and
their guests. The menu con-
sisted of a nutritious lunch in-
cluding a healthy salad, sand-
wiches, tea and several ap-
peasing desserts that suited
everyone's taste!
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Church prepared an outstanding meal for the 55 Plus
Club. Pictured left to right are, Louise Strickland,
Pauline Strickland, Karen Houser, Lorene Newsome,
Florence Newberry and Millie Leoardson. (Greene
Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jessalyn Covell, June 14,

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Diann Douglas, a Community Science Agent from
the Madison County Extension Office was present to
speak to 55 Plus members about non-titled property.
Pictured left to right are, Mae Douglas of Okechobee;
Diann Douglas and Natalie Walker of Madison. (Greene

Publishing. Inc. Photo by
Pauline Strickland, Karen
Houser, Lorene Newsome,
Florence Newberry and Millie
Additionally, Glendyle
and Donna Littleton were pre-
sent to decorate the 55. Plus
Club's tables for the luncheon
and meeting with colorful, pa-
triotic decorations inhonor of
Flag Day.
There were two speakers
present at the meeting, speak-
ing on two different, yet very
significant topics.
The first speaker was
Maragaret Throgmorton, who
is heavily involved with the 55
Plus Club, and she is also an
active member of the Depot
Committee for Disaster Pre-
paredness. At the meeting, she
had a display of a 72-hour pre-
paredness kit. The kit was a
sampling of the items to have
on hand to be prepared for nat-
ural or man-made disasters.
Throgmorton noted that if the
Madison County Emergency
Management asks you to
evacuate or leave the area dur-
ing bad weather, you better do
The other speaker was Di-
ann Douglas from the Madi-
son County Extension Office.
Her title at the Extension of-
fice is a Community Science
Agent. The primary goal of
the extension office is com-
munity education outreach.
The main topic in her in-
formative discussion was no-
titled property, titled, "Who
gets grandma's yellow pie
plate?" It may sound a bit
strange, but once someone
passes away, their relatives
may want something to re-
member them by that some-
thing of monetary value does

Jessalyn Covell, June 14,

not compare to something that
is so sentimental such as an
ornament, a .dish that was
passed down from many gen-
erations, a hanky, photos and
much more!
Douglas lectured the 55
Plus Club of how non-titled
property does not have a place
in an actual will. She also stat-
ed that people should mark
who wants what and should
have it written down.
There are several different
aspects that someone should
consider about distributing
their non-titled property.
Some of these decisions are
meanings differ, there are an
array of emotions involved, it
takes a lot of work to divide
non-titled property fairly and
it involves facing issues of
death and loss.
Things to consider are
recognizing the sensitivity of
the issue, deciding what is fair
and what is not, and consider-
ing distribution options and
The advantages of resolv-
ing non -titled property issues
are having a peace of mind
knowing who will receive
what and will be able to utilize
materials and information de-
veloped by experts.
At the end of the meeting,
Diann Douglas handed out
two information sheets for
members to keep. The hand-
outs were for owners/givers of
non-titled property to identify
special objects to transfer and
a list to identify transfer wish-'
Altogether, the luncheon
and meeting was a wonderful
way to close out until Septem-
ber when the 55 Plus Club will
begin meeting again.

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Lee Library Hosts

FLYP Program

Leah Androski, Adam Androski, Ansley Creech and Luke Androski, pictured
left to right, had a marvelous time at the Lee Library! (Greene Publishing, Inc. Pho-
to by Jessalyn Covell, June 15, 2006)

Luke Androski and Ansley Creech, pictured left to right, had a fun time sitting
at the "imaginary dinner table" in the Lee Library. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo
by Jessalyn Covell, June 15, 2006)

Linda Swann, standing, and Ansley Creech enjoy
the Book Feast Fun at the Lee Library. (Greene Pub-
lishing, Inc. Photo by Jessalyn Covell, June 15, 2006)


By Jessalyn Covell
Greene Publishing, Inc.
On Thursday, June 15,
Judy Smith from the Madison
County Library performed a
terrific program for school
aged kids; the FLYP program.
The program is part of the
many events offered during the
Book Feast Fun that is offered
at Madison, Lee, Greenville,
Jasper, Jennings, White
Springs and Branford counties.
The Book Feast Fun is be-
ing offered May 30 July 7.
The manager of the Lee
Library, Linda Swann, helped
Smith with the activities for
the FLYP program.
The children that were
present were Luke Androski,
Adam Androski, Leah Andros-
ki and Ansley Creech.
During the program, the
children completed plenty of
fun, yet educational activities
such as meeting a lunch room
lady, read poems, read books,
met a dog named "Spot" and
To learn what programs
are offered at the Lee Library
for the Book Feast Fun, please
contact Linda Swann at 971-


Rearrange the letters in each word to spell the title of a book
that has been made into a movie.


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Look Who's Turning 1!
John Lee Christian III

We Love You,

"Big Papa"
From: Proud parents,,
John Christian and Tina Rowe;
grandparents, Joe and Mary Rowe .
and Dorothy Johnson and
Godmother Olisia and family.

Danyel Williams

Wins "Teen Miss Tallahassee"

Brigitte Blanton

Win "jr. Miss Tallahassee"

Danyel Williams Brigitte Blanton
On Saturday June 3, 2006, two local Madison County young
ladies tookhoime the titles of "Miss Teen Tilliah.assee" and "Jr.
Miss Tallahassee." i '
Danyel Williams, daughter of Jayson and Renae Williams,
took home the title of "Teen Miss Tallahassee." Danyel also won
prettiest hair, most photogenic, and best stage presence at the
competition. This competition is a preliminary into the Teen
Miss Florida competition. Danyel wants to thank Jayson's Heat-
ing and Air and also Madison Sporting Goods for sponsoring her
for this pageant..
Brigitte Blanton, daughter of Tony and Betsy Blanton, took
home the title of "Jr. Miss Tallahassee." Bridgette also won best
stage presence and prettiest dress. Bridgette wants to thank Lee
and Debbie Norris' and Changing Seasons Gifts Shop for their
sponsorship in the pageant.
Congratulations to both girls for making Madison County
proud in the competition..


County Road 53 South One way traffic at the 10 Mile Pond
Bridge is controlled by a traffic signal while the bridge is re-
placed with a concrete box culvert. Also, daytime lane closures
at Sand Pond Creek Bridge to build half of the box culvert. The
detour should be ready by Friday (June 30) which will require
one-way traffic controlled by a traffic signal. Also, at the Norton
Creek Bridge, temporary lane closures as materials are un-





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Florida Farm Bureau Ap-
plauds Sens Nelson and MNar-
tinez For Their Support Of
Full Repeal of the Estate Tax
The U.S Senate failed.
57-41, three votes short of the
hi) needed. on a cloture mo-
tion to bring up the bill on re-
pealing the Estate Tax Flori-
da Farm Bureau remains com-
mitted to achie ing perma-
nent Estate Tax repeal and to
getting the votes needed to
pass H.R. 8 Clearly. efforts
% ill continue to round up
enough '.otes for a compro-
mise that would keep the tax
in place on the wealthiestt es-
tates. v.hile reducing the tax
rate. Only if permanent repeal
is blocked and only -when a
firm alternate e is put on the
table will alternative strate-
gies be evaluated.
"Sens. Nelson and Mar-
tinez have been staunch sup-
porters of full repeal of the
Estate Tax on Florida's farm
families. We applaud their
continued support with their
vote yesterday in the U.S.
Senate," said Carl B Loop Jr..
president of Florida Farm Bu-
reau, the state': largest ,.ener-
al agricultural organization.
'\ while we greatly appre-
ciate the support of Senators
Nelson and Martine? for their
recognition that the Estate Tax
needs to die. we v.ere disap-
pointed that legislation to ful-
ly and permanently repeal the
Estate Tax will not get a vote
this sear in the Senate.
"The Senate missed an
opp.rtuiit. to.suppott famtil
farmers' ntl 'natural resource
consei \ation. Death should
not be a taxable event. and
farm heirs should not haNe to
sell land. buildings and equip-
ment to pa\ this unfair tax.
%% which can be almost half of
the value of the estate." said
The U.S. House approved
H.R. S min April of 2005. H.R.
8 as passed b\ the House
strikes the sunset clause in
current la so that when Es-
late taxes are repealed in
2010. repeal w\ill be perna-
nent \\Without congressional
action. Estate taxes will be re-
instated in 2011 %\ith a $1 inml-
lion per person exemption and
a maximum lk 55 percent rate.
The 57 \otes in fa\or of full
repeal puts the Senate closer
than the last time the Senate
,.oted on the issue, in 2002.
% hen estate tax repeal gar-
nered 54 \ ores.
"\Ve support permanent
repeal of federal estate taxes.
Until permanent repeal can be
achieved, the exemption
should be increased to $10
million and indexed to infla-
lion. Families \ow n Q9 percent
of America's farms, and the
Estate Tax is a tihe.it to those
family farms. Repealing the
tax is one of Farm Bureau's
top priorities We'll keep
fihtineg to ensure that' farmers
and ranchers can pass on their
'perations to their children."
said Loop
Florida Farm Butreau
Federation is the state's
largest ,eneral-interest agri-
cultural jssoliation with more
than 14(0.i l0 niember-fami-
lies state\ ide There are Farm
Btieatus representing 64
counties in Florida. Head-
quartered in Ga rnes L lle. the


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Bird Flu: What You Need To Know

Dale Houser and Janethel Davis, pictured left to right, took advantage of the
Life Line Screenings offered at the Senior Citizen Center in Madison. (Greene Pub-
lishing, Inc. Photo by Jessalyn Covell, June 15, 2006)

Senior Citizens Center

Offers Life Line

By Jessalyn Covell
Greene Publishing, Inc.
On Thursday, June 15,
Life Line Screening out of
Jacksonville visited the Madi-
son County Senior Citizen
Center to offer patients life
line screenings, which is very
significant, especially for el-
derly people.
Life Line Screening trav-
els around to not only Senior
Citizen Centers, but churches,
gyms, legions, Lion's Club's,
YMCA's and many more!
The life line screenings
that were offered to the el-
der's of Madison included
Stroke/Carotid Artery Screen-
ing, a complete Vascular
Screening, a complete well-
'>ne<; package anJ anl- Osteo-,
porosis Screening.
Life Line Screening pro-
vided senior citizen's an
abundance of information re-

garding certain health risks
and warning signs to be
aware of.
Some of the several risk
factors for a stroke or brain
attack are high blood pres-
sure, smoking, irregular
heartbeat, high cholesterol
and diabetes. .
The warning signs for a
stroke or brain attack are
numbness,, difficulty speaking
or understanding, dizziness
and sudden loss of vision in
one eye.
Risk factors for abdomi-
nal aortic aneurysm are high'
blood pressure, smoking,
family history, hardening of
the arteries and any male that
is over the age of 55. The
Saimrning signs to be a are of
are back pain, tenderness in
the abdomen and rigidity in
the abdomen.
Seniors should be aware

of the risk factors that go
along with peripheral arterial
disease. These risk factors in-
clude high blood pressure,
smoking, diabetes, heart dis-
ease and obesity. The warning
signs entail pain in legs after
walking, poor wound healing
in legs and the feet, pain in
toes, burning, tingling and
The risk factors for osteo-
porosis are a, post-
menopausal female, lack of
calcium, lack of weight-bear-.
ing exercise, family history
and previous fractures. The
warning signs of osteoporosis
include change in posture,
sudden back pain, loss of
height and bone fractures.
IIn conclusion, the Life
Line Screening was quite
helpful with the information
and the services they provid-
ed to the Seniors of Madison.

Before you become
overly concerned about
"bird flu," there are a few
important facts you need to
know about this disease.
"Bird flu" is not the
same thing as human pan-
demic flu. "Bird flu"-
H5N1 highly pathogenic
Asian avian influenza is a
severe disease of birds. All
the people known to have
gotten it had close contact
with infected birds, mostly
in rural villages in Asia.
Where there is no close
contact with infected birds,
there's no human disease.
More good news: The
food supply is protected.
The poultry industry and
the U.S. government take
Asian avian influenza very
seriously because it can
threaten commercial poul-
try. It's spread by migrato-
ry birds, so the federal
government monitors wild
birds in areas where there
could be contact with
Asian birds.
In addition,, security on
poultry farms is very tight.
Poultry are kept away from
wild birds. Strict proce-
dures keep the virus from
being tracked into the
birds' living space. Poultry
farmers' number one prior-
ity is to protect their
The industry and state
governments sponsor ex-
tensive testing programs to
watch for any signs of
Asian avian influenza. Un-
der the National Chicken
Council's program, which
nearly all chicken compa-
nies follow, each flock is
tested. Any poultry flock
found to be infected with

Asian avian influenza
would be destroyed on the
farm and would not enter
the food supply.
You can also feel con-
fident about your chicken
or turkey dinners. Accord-
ing to the U.S. Centers for
Disease Control and Pre-
vention (CDC), you can't
get "bird flu" from proper-
ly handled and .cooked
food. Just be sure to follow
the instructions already
printed on each package of
fresh meat and poultry sold
in the United States. The
instructions are the same
as they have always been-
nothing special is needed.
On the remote chance that
an infected bird got into
the food supply, it wouldn't
affect consumers. The U.S.
Department of Agriculture
recommends cooking poul-

try to a minimum internal
temperature of 165 degrees
Fahrenheit. This is more
than enough to destroy any
flu viruses that may be pre-
"American consumers
don't have to worry about
getting the avian flu virus
from eating poultry," says
Dr. Michael Doyle, direc-
tor of the Center for Food
Safety at the University of
Georgia. "We know that if
you properly cook poultry,
it's safe."
For more information,
' see www.avianinfluenzain-
Food for thought: The
U.S. Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention
and other authorities
agree: You can't get avian
influenza from properly
handled and cooked food.

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Sunscreen is a critical
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gardless of your '
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U- LB rays and has an
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Book Talks Program Focuses On Reading

The Library Media Cen-
ter at Madison County High .
School sponsored Book
Talks for students to enjoy.
The goal was to encourage
and motivate students to
read, allow students to share
their opinions of books, and
to enjoy reading.
Teachers, as well as stu-
dents, presented Book Talks
during both lunch hours
from March 28 May 19.
Instead of going to the cafe-
teria for lunch, students
brought a sack lunch to the
Media Center to enjoy Book
Door prizes were avail-
able to the students to en-
courage participation. Mc-
Donald's and Pizza Hut
were very generous by do-
nating certificates and
coupons. Ms. Gail James
also donated a cash prize.
Grand prizes were awarded
at the last session.
The Media Center staff
would like to thank Spanish
Teacher, Ms. Gale James;
Manager, Charles Jenkins at
McDonald's; and Manager,
Ashley Bowling at Pizza
Hut, for, their generous do-

Karla Molnar, English
Teacher, speaks to the
students at Book Talks.
(Photo submitted)

nations and support. Patricia
Holmes is the Media Spe-
cialist and Peggy Primm is
the Library Clerk.
Books Presented
During Book Talks
The Amazonia/James
Rollins Mr. Steve Bass
Aquamarine/Alice Hoff-
man Unique Gnann
The Bean Trees/Barbara
Kingsolver Angenette

Elizabeth Scheffer, left, and Jessica Billy were two of
the students who enjoyed Book Talks. (Photo submitted)

Beloved/Toni Morrison
- Cassandra Rains
Bonesetter's Daugh-
ter/Amy Tan Sheranda
The Bully/Anne Schraff-
Brianna Johnson
Cheaper by the.
Dozen/Frank Gilbreth Mrs.
Robin Smith
The Contender/Robert
Lipsyte Andrienne Davis
Dadih' Long-Legs/Jean

Webster Mrs. Carol Gib-
Darwin: Discovery of
the Tree of Life Jessica Bil-
Doll House/Jacqueline
Karas Terrance Davis
Driver's Ed/Caroline
Cooney Mrs. Tammy La-

Have you signed your
four- year-old up for VPK?
The rush has begun! Over
1,500 four-year-olds in the
Big Bend Region are already
registered for the fall session
of the VoltuntarN Pre-Kinder-.
gairerl VPK I program. Par-
ents are encouraged to sign up
now before their VPK
provider of choice fills all of
their VPK spaces. I
Not sure how to choose a
VPK provider that's right for
your four-year-old? Step #1 is
to call the Early Learning
Coalition's Resource and Re-
ferral toll-free number (866)
973-9030 in order to schedule
an appointment to obtain your
VPK certificate. When you
go in to register your child
with the Early Learning
Coalition's subcontractor, Ar-
bor E&T, you will be provid-
ed with a complete listing of
all of the VPK providers in
the Coalition's seven county
service area (Leon and the six
To obtain a VPK certifi-
cate for your child you will

need to provide:
a.) Proof that your child
will be four years old on or
before September 1st
b.) Proof that you are a
Florida resident (such as: dri-
.er's license, i Unlit, bill,
nd/or check book),':

VPK is free regardless of
family income. Families must
go in person to get their cer-
tificate. Contact the Early
Learning Coalition of the Big
Bend Region's contracted
partner, Arbor E&T at 866-
Many parents choose
their child's program by loca-
tion, but there are many more

Angenette Aikens
speaks to other students
at Book Talks. (Photo sub-
Go Ask Alice/ Anony-
mous Kristen Sirmon
Hitchhiker's Guide to
the Galaxy/Douglas Adams
- Mrs. Ginger Jarvis
I Know Why the Cage
Birds Sing/Maya Angelou -
Shamara Gibson
The Kite Runner/Khaled
Hosseini Mrs. Karla Mol-

Fortcd by Fire/Sharon The Life of Pi/Yann
Draper Keshauna Weather- Martel Mrs. Karla Molnar
spoon Light from My Past Je-
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factors to take into considera-
tion. Here's a step-by-step
guide to making an informed
1.) Make a customized
list of schools to look into.
You' may'choose a provider in
ooulr counti\.Otut there's no' e-

graphic limit on school
choice. For instance, a Wakul-
la County child whose parents
commute to Tallahassee can
go to a Leon County VPK
provider if that's most conve-
2.) Look up inspection
records. Go online at
and click on "Provider
Search." Agency records
show any health and safety vi-
olations, if applicable, for
each provider.
3): Visit the schools. Ar-
bor E&T will give you a


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Checklist which you can take
with you on "no-notice" visits
to at least three schools. Cur-
rently there .is no state rating
system for the quality of
classroom instruction, leaving
that crucial judgment up to
'safrenits:'Spend half an hour
watching the teachers in ac-
tion, see if the children appear
happy and engaged in the cur-
riculum. Check out the class-
room walls to see what chil-
dren are learning and ask
about the discipline policy.
4) Compare schedules.
Each VPK program is unique
and although the 2006-07
school year begins in August,
there are many options avail-
able. Some VPK providers
can start later in the year;
some offer classes Monday
through Friday; hours can be
three hours a day or six hours,
depending on the location.
Many VPK schedules mirror
the public school system's
schedule of holidays, or you
can opt for a summer session
of VPK before your child en-
ters kindergarten.
Remember to call (866)
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throughout the Big Bend Re-


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Investment Scams
Provided by Brad Bashaw, Edward Jones
It's unfortunate, but true: Unscrupulous people and
companies do try to take advantage of unsuspecting
investors. And the Internet has made it a lot easier for these
predators to reach a mass audience. To avoid potential
ripoffs, you need to be vigilant, and you need to ask ques-
tions lots of them.
While there are man\ types of, fraudulent, activities
floating around the Internet, one of the most common scami.
resembles a "pyramid scheme," by which shady oper.itor;
initially appear legitimate by using money coming in from
new recruits to pay off early stage investors. If you partici-
pate in such a plan, you might make a little money right
away, only to be encouraged or required to buy a "mem-
bership" so you can boost your earnings. However, when
the pyramid gets too big, it will eventually implode,
because, at its heart, it is a dishonest arrangement that can
never truly be funded enough to reward all investors.
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has
issued guidance for you to defend yourself against "get rich
quick" schemes. Here are a few of the SEC's suggestions:
*If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. This
piece of advice has been around a long time, and it's just as
valid today as when it-was first uttered. If someone promis-
es you a high rate of return, be suspicious. Compare what's
being offered with current returns of well-known stock mar-
ket indexes.
*Investigate a company before you invest. The com-
pany that "pitches" you an offer may well have an impres-
sive-sounding name, but that doesn't mean much. Before
you spend a dollar, contact the secretary of state where the
company is incorporated to see if the company is, in fact, a
corporation, and whether it is in good standing. You can
also call your own state securities regulator to see whether
the company, or whoever is promoting the offer, has a his-
tory of complaints.or frauds. If the company has only a post
office box or is unwilling to provide you with information
about its location or management, you are looking at a "red
flag" already.
*Ignore "testimonials". If a company is fraudulent, it
won't have much trouble generating fake testimonials from
"satisfied customers."
*Say "no thanks" to "guarantees". When a promot-
er guarantees you a high rate of return, you can be assured
there's something amiss. In the investment world, high
returns are typically only achieved by higher-risk vehicles -
and they don't offer guarantees. In fact, no reputable finan-
cial professional will promise you a specific return on a
stock or other variable security.
*Forget about "Shortcuts". Most of the schemes you
will encounter promise big returns in short periods of time.
But in reality, that hardly ever happens. Substantialgrowth
in investments typically occurs over a long period of time -
which means that, as an investor, you need patience and dis-
cipline above all else.

Ultimately, there is no shortcut to investment success.
You need to evaluate each investment opportunity based on
your individual goals risk tolerance, portfolio balance and
time horizon. This approach may not provide you with
"hot" opportunities but it won't bum you, either.

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Is Everything

Amy Ellison, (Abstinence Education Coordinator); Cindy Brown, RN (School
Health Coordinator); Debra C. Lookabill, MSW (MCHD Social Services Director);
and Michael Walden, (guest speaker), pictured left to right, informed students that
when it comes to abstinence, "Attitude Is Everything!" (Greene Publishing, Inc.

Photo by Jessalyn Covell, May 18, 2006)

Julia Waldrep, Director of Teaching and Learning,
Mel Roberts, MCCS Principal, and Lou Miller, Superin-
tendent of Madison County Schools, (left to right),,en-
joyed the extraordinary program that was informative
and educational. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by
Jessalyn Covell, May 18, 2006)

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Dfmake arn

The Madison County
Health Departments Absti-
nence Only Education Pro-
gram hosted another suc-
cessful monthly rally for
Madison County Central
School 4th 8th grades .on
May 22, 2006.
The students enjoyed an
empowering and motivation-
al message by "Attitude is
Everything" CEO .'and
founder Michael Walden..
Mr. Walden has spoken to
over 100,000 students in 28
states, Mexico and Canada
about the power of your atti-
tude, making healthy posi-
tive decisions and taking re-
sponsibility for your actions
in life.
He discussed his mistake
of having his first child at
,16, mrnit rin 2:d then be-
c,,ini -,.. i,.ikc p.itent ,of
two baby girls after his wife
left them. He stressed how
these decisions and poor at-
titude made it almost impos-
sible for him to accomplish
his dreams. He talked about
why it is so important to fo-
cus on your future and that
just because you have made
poor decisions in the past
does not mean you can not
make positive .decisions
now. The students were
asked to name some changes
they wanted to make to im-
prove their chances at suc-
cess and happiness and their
responses were insightful
and positive life. altering
The students commented
on how they needed to work
on their grades, being more
disciplined with their school
work, changing their nega-
tive attitude and behavior at
home and school, choosing
their own path in life as op-
posed to doing what others
do just because it is cool,
helping others instead of
talking about them or putting
them down and improving

their relationships with their
parents, teachers and
Michael's message to all'
adults is that gangs,, drug
dealers and other negative
'influences in a child's life'
'are out there daily selling
and leading our youth into
destructive beha' ior/actions
and we as adults have a re-
sponsibility to teach them
the right way to achieve
their dreams and have happy,,
productive lives.
"Madison County chil-
dren need to know that absti-
nence is the only 100 percent
effective way to prevent un-
wanted pregnancy and sexu-
ally transmitted diseases.
Our staff is working so hard
to get this message out and
we'rp,pypud of the success
thc\, ate ha' in;"g. LaLed Kim
Barnhill, Administrator for
the Madison County Health
Additionally, Shannon
Jacobs, Director of Opera-
tions at the Health Depart-
ment remarked, "We're con-
cerned about our children's
future so we want them to
understand the importance
of their choices
The rally was attended
by Kim Barnhill, MS (Madi-
son County Health Depart-
ment Administrator); Bonnie
Webb, RN (MCHD Director
of Nursing); Debra C. Look-
abill, MSW (MCHD Social
Services Director); Cindy
Brown, RN (School Health
Coordinator); Amy Ellison
(Abstinence Education Co-
ordinator); Melba Hawkins
and Ernest Bruton (DOH
State Health Staff); Julia
Waldrep (Director of Learn-
ing & Teaching); Lou Miller
(School Board Superinten-
dent); Melvin Roberts
(Madison Central School
Principal); and Hamilton
County Health Department
School Health staff.

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Madison Hosts Regional Softball Tournament

10 And Under All-Stars Headed To State Tournament

By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The Madison County
Recreation Department
hosted the Babe Ruth/Cal
Ripken League Regional
Championship Tournament
in Madison, Thursday, June
15, through Saturday, June
18. *
The Madison County 10
and under All-Stars ad-
vanced to the state finals, as
they finished second runner-
up in the tournament. The
team will make the trip to
Oviedo in the middle of,
Inr previous games, in
the double elimination tour-
nament, the 10 and under
team beat Lafayette, lost to
Suwannee, played Suwan-
nee again and won, and then
lost in the championship
game to Suwannee.
Players on the team in-
clude: Hannah Odiorne,
Whitney Stevens, Hope
Smith, Mary Bryant, Nicole
Davis, Kim Sapp, Rachel
Webb, Breanna Carroll,
Kaitlin Henderson, Taylor
Hudson and Olivia Murphy.
Players on the Madison
County Babe Ruth 14 and
under All-Stars included:,
Victoria Wirick, Brianna

Davis, Brooke Bezick,,
Courtney Lipford, Brooke
Turner, Emily Hentges,
Morgan Smith, Tiffany
Richardson, Emily Webb,
Taryn Copeland, and Ash-
lyn Welch.
Players for the Madison
County Babe Ruth 12 and
under All-Stars included:
Jordan Hughes, Tamela,
Brinson, Shamika Ghent,
Carrissa Thomas, Connor
Ginn, Kailee Morris, Tessa
Porter, Emily Curl, Ashley
Killingsworth, Saba Akbar
and Meghan Maultsby.
The Madison County
Babe Ruth 8 and under All-
Stars included: T'Keristen
Brown, Alexis Livingston,
Taylor Copeland, Shelbi
Cooper, Kelli Garner, Car-
lie Ginn, Magan Jennings,
Courtney Strickland,
Megan Washington, Kate-
lyn McCamman, Anna
Robinson, Faith Siplin and
Sequoia Williams.
According to, Recre-
ation Park Director Tommy
Garner, the tournament
went very. well. A number
of teams came, into town,
from as far away as Santa
Fe and Lake Butler, and left
money at local businesses
in the county.

j .j -' I

Players on the 10 and under All-Stars are, kneeling, left to right: Hannah Odiorne, Whitney Stevens, Hope
Smith, Mary Bryant and Nicole Davis. Second row, left to right: Kim Sapp, Rachel Webb, Breanna Carroll, Kaitlin
Henderson, Taylor Hudson and Olivia Murphy. Back row, left to right: Coaches Rusty Smith, Johnny Stevens
and Ed Sapp. (Photo submitted)


Players on the 12 and under All-Stars are, kneeling, left to right: Kailee Morris,
Tessa Porter, Emily Curl, Ashley Killingsworth, Saba Akbar, and Meghan Maultsby.
Back row, left to right: Frank Porter (coach), Jordan Hughes, Tamela Brinson,
Shamika Ghent, Carissa Thomas, Conner Ginn, and Alan Webb (coach). (Photo

Madison County Babe-Ruth players on the 8 and under All-Stars are, kneeling
left to right: T'Keristen Brown, Alexis Livingston, Taylor Copeland, Shelbi Cooper,
and Kelli Garner. Back row, left to right are: Calie Ginn, Magan Jennings, Courtney
Strickland, Megan Washington, and Katelyn McCamman. (Photo submitted)

Madison County Babe-Ruth players on the 14 and under All-Stars are, top row,
left to right: Victoria Wirick, Brianna Davis, Brooke Bezick, and Courtney Lipford.
Middle row, left to right: Brooke Turner, Emily Hentges, and Morgan Smith. Bottom
row, left to right: Tiffany Richardson, Emily Webb, Taryn Copeland, and Ashlyn
Welch. (Photo submitted)

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Locals Participate In The Babe Ruth/Cal Ripken League

Regional Championship Tournament Hosted In Madison

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Rachel Webb gets ready to swing during action against Lafayette County.
(Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jacob Bembry, June 16, 2006)

Brooke Turner stands at the plate during a 14-and-under softball game. (Greene
Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jacob Bembry, June 16, 2006)

Whitney Stevens takes a big swing
(Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jacob

Whitney Stevens slides into home during the 10-and-under game against
during action against Lafayette County. Lafayette County on Friday. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jacob Bembry, June
Bembry, June 16, 2006) 16, 2006)


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Kaitlin Henderson takes her turn at bat for the Madison County team during ac-
tion against Lafayette County. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jacob Bembry,
June 16, 2006)

Chris Tuten Chosen All-Big Bend First Team;

Glen Bishop Chosen Second Team All-Big Bend
By Jacob Bembry .
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Chris Tuten from Aucil-

la Christian Academy, made
the Tallahassee Democrat's
All-Big Bend first team.
Tuten had a 10-2 record,
with a 2.29 ERA. Tuten also
had a .438 batting average
and 31 RBIs on the season.
Glen Bishop made the
All-Big Bend team as a sec-
ond team outfielder. Bishop
had a .389 batting average.
He hit 31 RBIs and scored 31
runs on the year.
Other area players cho-
sen included Dustin Roberts
and Josh Carswell, from
ACA, who made the All-Big
Bend Honorable Mention

Chris Tuten was cho-
sen for the Tallahassee
Democrat's All Big Bend
first team.
Congratulations to all the

Glen Bishop was cho-
sen for the second team
in Tallahassee Democrat's
All Big Bend team.
players on their selections to
this all-star team.

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Venicia Brown made the Tallahassee
as the first team designated hitter. (Phot
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Venicia Brown, a Madison County High
School Cowgirl softball player, made the
Tallahassee Democrat's All-Big Bend Soft-
ball Team as a designated hitter. She was the
only player from Madison to make the first

n Makes All-

fftball Team

Democrat's All-Big Bend Softball Team
o Submitted)
Brown, who started as a freshman this
year, had a .441 batting average. She hit sev-
en homeruns and had 41 RBIs.
Brown also played catcher, third base
and shortstop on the team this year.
She is the daughter of Clifford and Phyl-
lis Brown, of Madison, and will be a sopho-
more when she returns to school in August.

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I Clean For You!
Rentals Offices Homes
$10 hour References Available |
Pet care available in your home.

Need Some Help?
Gardening, housekeeping, rental
cleanup or any odd-jobs- done'
for reasonable prices in Madison
area. Call 850-508-2164.

Excavating Work
Land Clearing, Ponds, Stump Re-
moval, Demolition, and Roads. No
Job Too Small. Free Estimates. Call
Paul Kinsley at 850-973-6326
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Wanted peafowl. Need one ma-
B ture male now before spring, but
will buy pairs if needed. Call 850-
973-6131 or 850-464-1165. Also
want guineas.


Planted Pines Wanted For Straw
Operation. Call Tippette Farms
971-5495. Minimum 20 acres

400 to 600 acres of land
in the vicinity of Madi-
son. Phone Tommy 850-

Please Help!!
Our Elderly neighbor has had a se-
vere stroke and sadly will not be
able to come back home. He has
three medium dogs who were his
loyal and loving companions.
These dogs are now in desperate
need of good homes. We all have
dogs of our own and are unable to
provide for these dogs. If you think
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Apartments designed for Se-
nior's and Disabled. 1 & 2 bed-
rooms, HUD vouchers accepted
Call 850-973-3786 TrY Acs
Equal Housing Opportunity

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

Greenville Pointe


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

(1) 2 bedroom doublewide that's 2
miles from the city. No more than
three people. (2) Small 1 bedroom
trailer for single person. (3) Also
have a small house for single per-
son. No calls past 9 p.m. please!

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Oceanfront Pool with Sun Terraces
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Ultra-Luxury 2 and 3 Bedroom
residences with Fireplace, Panoramic
View Balconies, Gourmet Kitchens
and Designer Baths.

Quality Tire Co.
Madison Hwy, Valdosta
We are looking for an experienced
tire technician and a certified me-
chanic. Qualified applicants should
a-pply in person or call 229-242-


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I ne Lt iy 01 iMaaison is accept-
ing applications for a Water Main-
tenance Technician. Applicants
must be 18 years of age, possess a
valid Florida Drivers License, high
school diploma or GED, pass a
drug test, background check and
physical examination. We would
prefer someone with at least one
year of experience in water facili-
,tueimi.unLjI4ie and jep44 dactu\,i-.
Lie; I .,, ,, 00, -
Job applicautioni; and description'., of
work required may be picked up at
City Hall between the hours of 8:00
a.m. and 5:00 p.m.. Monday
through Friday. We will be accept-
ing applications for this position
from Monday June 12, 2006 until
Friday June 23, 2006.
The City of Madison is an Equal
Opportunity Employer and recog-
nizes veteran's preference.
Apalachee Center

A Behavioral Health Care Center in
Madison Florida is currently seek-



A Master's Degree with a major in
psychology, social work, counsel-
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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-



A minimum of a Master's Degree
with a major in counseling, social
work, psychology, nursing, rehabil-
itation, special education, health
education or a related human ser-
vices field and two years of profes-
sional experience in providing ser-
vices to persons with behavioral ill-
ness, substance abuse knowledge
preferred some local travel required
license preferred.

For more information and a com-
plete listing of available positions:
Human Resources
2634-J Capital Circle N.E.
Tallahassee, FL
Pre-Hire Drug Screen & FDLE
background check.
An Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative
Action Employer.
Drug Free Workplace

Help Needed
at Wholesale Nursery
Please call 973-2848

Call today 1-866-741-8317



Madison County Residents

Are you 55+ and having
difficulty finding a job?

If you qualify, Experience Works has paid Certified
Nurse Assistant (CNA) training and job opportuni-
ties funded by grants from SBA at no cost to you.

For more information call
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Georgia @ 850-973-9922 or

A national nonprofit organization, EEO/AA
"This U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Grant Award, #SBAIIQ-02-1-
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on a nondiscrimnatory basis."


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POSITION NO: 55004492 no flatbeds, perfect for semi-re-
OCCUPATION: Highway Mainte- tired Call 850-673-9387 & leave
nance Workers L 1 message please.
Highway Maintenance Technician Be your own Boss!
47-4051-01 Sell $500, earn $250
PREVIOUS INCUMBENT: Starter Kit is only $10
Mack Gentry Call Dorothy 973-3153
WORK SCHEDULE: Mon. The City of Monticello is accept-
Thurs. 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 4/10 ing applications for the position
hr. days of Police Patrol Officer. This posi-
UNIT: Perry Maintenance tion requires a minimum of a high
CONTACT: Jessica Rucks school diploma and Florida Police
TELEPHONE: (850)838-5800 Standards. The successful candi-
SUNCOM: 287-5800 date must live within 25 miles of
POSITION LOCATED IN: Montecello Police Station. Appli-
Perry, FL /Taylor County cant must complete a Department
BIWEEKLY RECRUITMENT field training program within the
SALARY RANGE: $800.00 first month. The position requires a
$960.00 bi-weekly background check. Salary and ben-
(Pending reclassification) efit information is available upon
"Benefits include: state pension request. Submit application and re-
plan, subsidized health/life insur- sume to Monticello Police Dept.
ance 195 S. Mulberry St., Montecello,
plans; paid holidays/paid vacation FL. 32344 by July 5, 2006
and sick leave." EOE/Drug-free Workplace.
Special Requiremennts: Poatesoion
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SPECIAL NOTES: If you need an
accommodation because of a dis-
ability in order to participate in the
application/selection process,
please notify the contact person in
advance. We hire only U.S. citi-
zens and lawfully authorized alien
workers. For applicants claiming
Veterans Preference, please fax
your DD214 to People First @
The Department of Transportation
is an Equal Employment Opportu-
nity, Affirmative Action, Drug Free
Workplace employer.

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.

CbnlaM erdal/Industrtil

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

Call Tommy Greene

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Cherry Lake Area
Charming 2br/lbth, all wood interi-
or house, on six lovely acres. This
home has a working fireplace, 2 en-
closed porches, new roof all for
Peggy Ball Realtor 850-228-3721
Pioneer Excavating
& Tractor Services
Land Clearing, Ponds, Stump Re-
moval, Demolition, Roads, Mow-
ing, Discing, Box-Blading, and
-No Job Too Small-Free Estimates-
Call Paul Kinsley 850-973-6326

(Madison County)
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
$1.75M. 863-634-3340

16x80 Mobile Home for sale
Great Condition $25,900

free estimates
Mowing, Discing, tilling and box
blading. Call 973-6326.
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Gardening, housekeeping, rental
cleanup or any odd jobs done for
reasonable prices in Madison area.
Call 850-508-2164.

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Person Needed For
Advertising Sales at:
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Does a fast-paced 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 enjoy this job. We're
fun, we're busy and work
best under pressure. If that
sounds like you, please, fax
your resume to Emerald at:
850-973-4121 or apply in
person at the office on Hwy
53. South.... Please, if you're
not sure how an alarm clock
works or you average more
than three dramatic incidents
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Madison County Carrier 17A

CASE NO.: 2006-170 CA





TO: LOUISE M. BOOTH (Residence Unknown)

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the fol-
lowing described property:

A portion of the South 150 feet of Lot 14, Yellow Pine Heights Replat as
recorded in the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Madison County,
Florida, being more particularly described as follows:

Commence at the Southeast Corner of said Lot 14, thence North 00 degrees
20 minutes 24 seconds West along the East line of said Lot 14 a distance of
54.31 feet to the Southeast Corner and POINT OF BEGINNING of the fol-
lowing described parcel, thence continue North 00 degrees 20 minutes 24 sec-
onds West along said East line a distance of 95.98 feet, thence South 89 de-
grees 58 minutes 49 seconds West along the North line of the South 150 feet
of said Lot 14 a distance of 170 feet to the West line of said lot 14, thence
South 00 degrees 25 minutes 49 seconds East along said West line of said Lot
14, thence South 00 degrees 25 minutes 49 seconds East along said West line
a distance of 95.99 feet, thence North 89 degrees 58 minutes 24 seconds East,
parallel with the North line of the South 150 feet of said Lot 14 a distance of
170.00 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING.

has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses,
if any, to it, on Marshall C. Watson, P.A., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 1800
NW 49th STREET, SUITE 120, FT. LAUDERDALE FL 33309 on or before July 21,2006,
a date which is within thirty (30) days after the first publication of fhis Notice in the
(Please publish in MADISON COUNTY COURIER) and file the original with the Clerk
of this Court either before service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; oth-
erwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint

In accordance with the Anmericans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), Dis-
abled persons who, because of their disabilities, need special accommodation to partici-
pate in this proceeding should contact the ADA Coordinator at ,101 S. Range, Madison,
FL 32340 or Telephone Voice/TDD (904) 973-4176 prior to such proce-ding.

WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 9th day of June, 2006.

Tim Sanders
As Clerk of the Court'
Ramona Dickenson
As Deputy Clerk

6/21.6/28, .


(800) 794.7310

J.G. Wentworth means CASH NOW
for Stuctred Setteme rts


CASE NO: 2006-33-CA

Tennessee corporation,




Defendants. **




NOTICE is hereby given that pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure
entered on June 2, 2006, in Case No: 2006-33-CA of the Circuit Court, Madison Coun-
ty, Florida, in which Vanderbilt Mortgage and Finance, Inc., a Tennessee corporation, is
the plaintiff and Mattie G. Murray, Unknown Spouse of Mattie G. Murray, Jimmy S.
Fudge, Mark Fudge, Ishmael Fudge, Naomi Fudge, Joseph Chapman and Anthony
Chapman are the defendants, the Clerk of this Court will sell at public sale the following
described real property:

Lot 13, Buie Hill Subdivision, according to the map or plat in-common use
by the Madison County Clerk of Circuit Court of Madison County, Flori-
Together with 1991 Ocilla Industries. Santa Fe. 66x 24 double wide man-
ufactured home. Serial Nos: KS07liES2593G 1, & KS070ES2593GA B

The sale will be held on July 5, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. to the highest and best bidder for
cash, at the West front door to the Madis6n County Courthouse, 101 S. Range Street,
Madison, Florida, in accordance with Section 45.031 of the Florida Statutes.
Dated this 12 day of June. 2006.


Ramona Dickenson
As Deputy Clerk

Lance P. Cohen
1723 Blanding Blvd., Suite 102
Jacksonville, FL 32210
Attorney for Plaintiff

Madison County Carrier


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The regular scheduled meeting of the Board of Trustees of Tri-County Electric Cooper!
ative, Inc. scheduled for Monday, June 12, 2006 was cancelled and has been rescheduled
for Monday, June 26, 2006, 7:00 P. M. in the meeting room at the cooperative's head-
quarters office building located at 2862 West US 90, approximately two miles West of the
City of Madison, Florida.

6/16. 6/21

Notice of Bid

The City of Madison, Florida will receive sealed bids on the following.surplus property
as listed:

One Gas powered 1989 concrete mixer in excellfint condition minimum bid $500.00.

One Gas powered 1984 Case Chain Trenche fair condition No minimum bid.

One hot asphalt patcher 1985 pull behind truck heated by LP Gas fair condition -
No minimum bid.

.One 16" bu-h bog momer bat ning poor condition needs some minor repair no min-
imum bid.

Sealed bids must be submitted to: Jack Sealey, Purchasing Agent, City of Mailison 171
SE Rutledge Sti. Madison. Florida 32340. Phone 850-9'3-5073, no later than 4:00 p.m.,
03 July 2006. Bid; ill be opene-d .5, Jul) 21106, and, successful bidder will be notified.

The City of Madison, Florida reserves the right to accept or refuse all bids.

, 6/14. 6/16. 6/21. 6/2% 6/28. 6/1n

Public Notice for Legal Counsel

The North Florida Workforce Development Board, Inc. is issuing an Invitation to Nego-
liatl for lcgal tounuil scr ices. North Florida Workforce Development Board, Inc. is a
non-profil organization. is the administrative entity for certain job training and job
placemnit pro' ision. of the Social Securiin Act, Title IV (Excess Temporary Assistance
to Need Famihli fund-, the federal Workforce Investment Act of 1998; Chapter 2000-
165. Las's of Florida; et al. Among other things, North Florida Workforce Development
Board, Inc. i, responsible for'the operation of the Employment Connections offices in
Suwannee, Taylor and Madison counties.


Parties rnma. apply by submitting a letter of interest which

Dvscribe their qualifications to provide appropriate Iteal -eri ic-

Caontains a summarn of applicable esperiencte

Pro, id&s appropriate references

Indicates their ability 1to perform lthe work; and

Contains a schedule of fets. *

SSubmil letter of interei i:. Northb Florida %ojrklorer De ilnpment Board. Inc. P.O. Box
267, Madison. FL 32341-.1267 bh 4:110 p.m. on June 311. 21106. Late .ubmiltal "ill be d.- '
qualified. Facsimile or other elecirome .ubmittals %ill not be accepted or comsidcred.
'North Florida WUorkforce Deelopment Board. Inc. re'sr'es the right in rejeclany or all
-ubmitlla in ihe best interest of the North Florida %\orkfqrce De'rlopment Board, Inc. *
Nortl Florida \\urkforcE Deselopmenl Board. Inc. ic an equal opportunity training
pro'idiricmplo er.
Sv'9.) 6114. 6'16. 6/21


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- PoWer Driver's Seat, Cruise, eb, Vy -
. ---Onstar, $1.99 Gas for One Year.- ,
SDEALER DISCOUNT........... -1,000
,.I E ATE....... ....................-...- ,9 .O
JSALE PRICE................000 7,990

CD, X1adioowPbe Div r SeatV8
-'Alumninum Wheels, Cruise ---
SM P...************** ..**************.$24 ZS
DEALER DISCOUNT......... -1,446i
CONQUEST CASH................-Lf OfiQ
SALE PRICE................$ ,999,

Sunroof, XM Radio, Power Driver Seat
Aluminum Wheels, CD -
MSRP ............................ $27,145
DEALER DISCOUNT........... -1,500,
REBATE.................................. -1.500"
SALE PRICE............... $24,145

2006 SILVERADO 1500 R/C 2006 SILVERADO 1500
2W W/IT 3916 4WD..LT.m.
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2WD 2L 3928

DEALER DISCOUNT..............-500
REBATE............................ 5w
TRADE ASSISTANCE...........-500
SALE PRICE................$13,6001

2007 TAHOE 2WD 3LT.

4.6tL -v, CD/Cassette, Fg Lamps
.,Aluminu0m Wheels, Cruise, Auto
S osP............................ $26,075
SDEALER DISCOUNT............-I,558
REBATE ...........................-3,500
TRADE ASSISTANCE...........-500
SALE PRICE..............$19,490

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Power Locks, Windows, Auto1,Keyless6-
SEntry, 4.8L V8, Trailer Package -' -
DEALER DISCOUNT............-,3301
RESA TE...........................-3,000
TRADE ASSISTANCE...........-I,500j
|$ PRICE..,,............o00 1



Leather. Sunroof, 3 Pass. 3rd Seat,
DVD, XM Radio, Power Lift Gate --
DEALER DISCOUNT...........-4,245.
TRADE ASSISTANCE...........-.5,
SALE PRICE...............$37,900)

20-"Wheels, Sunroof. DVD, XM Radio Leather, Sunroof, DVD, XM Radio
.--2nd Row Buckets, Power Lift Gate Heated Seats, Bose Speakers
MSRP............................$46,555 MSRP............................ $42,865
DEALER DISCOUNT.......... -3,275 DEALER DISCOUNT...........-3,000j
TRADE ASSISTANCE...........-1500 TRADE ASSISTANCE...........-mf,5i
SALE PRICE..............$41,780 SALE PRICE..............$38,365

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