Madison County carrier
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Title: Madison County carrier
Portion of title: Carrier
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 58 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Tommy Greene
Place of Publication: Madison Fla
Creation Date: June 28, 2006
Frequency: weekly
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Madison -- Madison
Coordinates: 30.466389 x -83.415278 ( Place of Publication )
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began Aug. 5, 1964.
General Note: Co-publisher: Mary Ellen Greene.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 32, no. 15 (Nov. 22, 1995).
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Madison Man Drowns In Withlacoochee

'By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
A Madison man drowned
in the Withlacoochee River on
Saturday, June 24.
According to Sheriff Pete
Bucher, Daniel L. Scott, 35,
was wading around on a sand-
bar and got too far out and
dropped into the water.
"The current was a little
swifter under the water than it
appeared on top of the water,"
Bucher said.
As Scott was caught up in

the current, he began strug-
gling. Four people attempted
to rescue him, but he was very
combative and almost
drowned them.
The four people who at-
tempted the rescue were: Dan-
nie Pettaway of Madison; Sara
Adams of Madison; Darrell
Adams of Madison; and Mike
Conine of Live Oak.
The call came in at 6:32
p.m to report Scott's drown-
Deputy Alan 11Whigham.

the county's diver, responded
to the scene. He searched the
location where Scott was last
observed and attempted to re-
cover Scott's body. Whigham
stayed under the water until
his air ran out. Because of
safety issues, and, because it
was a recovery, not a rescue
mission, the search was called
off until the next morning.
The Florida Fish and
Wildlife Commission (FWC)
Please see Drowning, Page

Taylor County Dive Team members search for
Daniel L. Scott. (Photo submitted)

Man Dies After

Falling From

Water Tower
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
A Tennessee man, who was
working on construction of a water
tower between Lee and Madison, fell
from the structure and died from in-
juries sustained in the accident.
According to reports, at approxi-
mately 5 p.m., Friday, June 23, Stan
McCoy, 54, fell approximately 15
feet from the water tower.
McCoy suffered a broken back
Please see Man Dies, Page 16A

Woman Killed

By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
A woman was killed on Sunday
afternoon, June 25, when she
swerved her Lexus SUV to avoid hit-
ting a bumper cover in the middle of
the interstate.
According to a Florida Highway
Patrol report, Erik Boyer, 23, of Boca
Raton, was traveling east in the inside
eastbound lane in a 1999 Nissan Alti-
ma. Boyer was traveling in front of a
1999 Lexus SUV, driven by Janet
Mercede, 52, of Boca Raton.
The rear bumper cover came un-
attached from Boyer's car and fell
onto the roadway, partially blocking
both eastbound lanes.
Mercede took evasive action to
Please see Woman Killed, Page 2A
Woman Injured

In Phantom


By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
A woman suffered minor injuries
as her 2004 Toyota truck rolled over
in a two-vehicle accident on Sunday,
June 26.
According to a Florida Highway
Patrol report, an unknown driver, in
an unknown make and model vehi-
cle, was eastbound on Interstate 10 in
the outside lane, while Penny L. Lu-
cas, 24, of Tallahassee, was east-
bound in the inside lane.
As the driver of the phantom ve-
hicle changed lanes, he forced Lucas
off the roadway and into the wet
grass median, where the truck slid
and rotated in a clockwise position,
Please see Woman Injured,
Page 16A

Passenger Killed; Three Injured

Lucas Williams, Chad Thomas and Jake Kinard attend to five-year-old Jaylen Reed. who was in-
jured in a crash which claimed the life of a 39-year-old Holly Hills woman. All four-occupants of the
vehicle were ejected. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by.Emerald Kinsley, June 23, 2006)
By Jacob Bembry Patrol report, at approximately 3 south of Lee. The left rear tire tread
Greene Publishing, Inc. p.m., Michelle Williams, 41, of Tal- began to separate from the tire.
One passenger was killed, and lahassee, was traveling east in a 1999 Williams reacted to the separa-
three others injured, in an accident Ford Explorer in the eastbound in- tion, causing, her vehicle to begin
on Friday afternoon, June 23. side lane of Interstate 10, approxi- traveling southeast across both east-
According to a Florida Highway mately one mile east of the 262 exit Please See Killed, Page 16A

Madison Opposes Brooks County, Ga. Landfill

By Jacob Bembri
Greene Pitllihir.' In,..
Don't pIL \olur rbie irn oLur
water suppl.\. \.i' the met-lJge that
Madison Cout', Cnimmnissioners
sent to Br.n-k. CO.unlt\. (iG on Julne
21 about .a proposed laindill near the
Withlacoocliee Ri'ei in Bioolk.-
County. -\ public meeting, on the
landfill lisue v. ill be held Tlitu dai\.
June 29. att :, p.m. at the \\lkei Street
GymnasIumi in Quitman
The Commiinl ton IIbtened to aj
presentjiiaon b\ Tom L,..eit. a
Brooks Contn'i, citizen ho i< p-
posed to tile lnidtill Lot ett said that
the landtill '.'ouild in i ornl'., d', e el'

"When it (the garbage)
leaks, all the
downstream counties
would be affected,"
Lovett said, "with
Madison being the first."

A public meeting on the
landfill issue will be held
Thursday, June 29, at 6
p.m. at the Walker Street
Gymnasium in Quitman.

.ffect Brook- County but Madison,
Hlinlthon .Mnd SLIj annee Counties, as
Loaett- said that the landfill
\\otld enconmpass 714 acres.
"You all kno\\ that 640 acres is a
square mile." Lokett said.
Loi ett .iaso sdid that the site cho-
ten for the propo.,ed landfill is not
onlh neal the \\ithiacoochee, but it is
in a .2 troundv. after recharge area.
Lo',aet -said th.it Nestle Waters
v\ a opposed to the landfill and that
Nestle's attorney. \ Austin Peale, had
been it a pre. loul- meeting to voice
Ne-.tle'- opnpotsoltn to the landfill.
Please see Landlill. Page 2A

Madison Heights Fire Handled Quickly
By Jacob Bembry morning, June 25. rived, they discovered it was only the
Greene Publishing, Inc. According to Madison Fire and dumpster on fire.
A reported fire at Madison Rescue Chief Alfred Martin, a call Martin said that he has no idea at
Heights Apartment building turned came in at 1:45 a.m., reporting that this time who started the blaze.
out to just be the garbage in the the entire apartment complex was The incident is still under inves-
dumpster on fire early Saturday ablaze. When the fire department ar- tigation.

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3 Sections. 44 Pages
4th of July......................... A Crime Blotter.................. 4A
Around Madison Co......5-12A Health....................B Section
Bridal................................ 6A Legals............................. 15A
Church.............Section C Obituaries.............. ........5A
Classifieds...................... 14A School............................. 13A
Community Calendar.........5A Viewpoints....................2-3A



Strategy To

Deal With


By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Business and community leaders
from Madison County .met at the
Courthouse Annex on Thursday
morning, June 22. to prepare a strate-
gy for how to deal %v ith the closure of
the Smithfield ineatpjaclin2 plant.
; i cl i.irc of the plant tby Sep-
tember 1 means a total of 486 people
will lose their jobs. The City of Madi-
son may also have to increase the
utilities' burden on its consumers,
also, to deal with the loss of the plant.
During the last two years, the
city has put $5,000,000.00 into up-
grading its wastewater treatment
Please see Smithfield, Page 16A

Chris Cooks

Named State's

Law Officer

Of The Year

Chris CookS
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The Florida Police Chiefs Asso-
ciation has named Madison Police
Department Cpl. Chris Cooks the
Florida Law Officer of the Year for
Small Agencies. Cooks will be pre-
sented the award at the annual con-
vention of the Association on
Wednesday, June 28.
Cooks has previously won the
award for being the law officer of the
year in the Tallahassee region and in
the Lake City region. Madison Police
Chief Rick Davis nominated him.
Before going to work at the
Please See Cooks, Page 16A

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With The Publisher
Mary Ellen Greene

My native land! I turn to you,
With blessing and with prayer;
Where man is brave and woman true,
And, free as mountain air
Long may our flag in triumph wave
Against the world combined,
And friends a welcome -foes a,grave,
Within our borders find.

Next Tuesday is July 4th, when America celebrates its "In-
dependence Day."
In the trying times today, as many of,our men and women
are overseas fighting for other countries' independence, we have
so very much to be thankful for in America.
When Guizot, the famous Frenchman, visited our country in
its early days, he. asked James Russell Lowell how long he
thought the Republic would last.
Lowell replied: "Sir, the Republic will last as long as the
ideals and principles of the founders remain dominant in the
hearts of the people."
We are so very lucky that our founders made sure that we
would always "be free."
Years ago, King Carol told Bruce Lockhart how he had se-
lected fourteen of the brightest young men in Rumania for train-
ing in the government service. Seven he sent to England, seven
to America, to study the economic and political systems. ."The
seven who went to England were very.smart and they all now
have important posts in Bucharest."
"What about the seven you sent to America?" asked.Lock-
"They were even smarter,"' said the King. "They stayed
This July 4th, as we ride by and see our flag flying, let's all
remember it means to say, "Let Freedom ring."
We, just this month, on June 14th, celebrated our Flag Day.
Tradition has assigned the honor of having designed the first
stars and stripes to Mrs. John Ross, better known as Betsy Ross,
an expert needlewoman who maintained an upholstery shop in
More recently, it has been suggested that one Francis Hop-
kinson, of New Jersey, was the first to have proposed a flag with
Stars and Stripes to be the national flag for the newborn repub-
May each and every one of you have a happy and wonder-
ful 4th of July.
"Nuff said...Bye for now... See 'ya.

Cont From Page 1 A
County Commissioner Ricky Henderson made a motion to sign
the resolution presented to them by Lovett, opposing the landfill.
His motion was seconded by Commissioner Alfred Martin, who
withdrew his second after County Attorney Tom Reeves asked
how the commissioners would fill if the roles were reversed and
they were trying to do something that Brooks County didn't like.
When asked how the Brooks County commissioners'stood
on the issue, Lovett said that he felt that two were against it but
he couldn't tell about the other three and didn't feel confident in
making a guess.
It was pointed out to the commissioners that Brooks Coun-
ty hadn't conferred with them before bringing up the landfill is-
Henderson refused to withdraw his motion. Commissioner
Clyde King seconded the motion. When the vote was called for,
it passed 5-0.

Woman Killed
Cont From Page 1A
steer around the bumper cover to avoid a collision. After taking
evasive action, Mercede was unable to maintain control of her
vehicle and overturned onto the roadway.
The SUV came to.final rest in the grass median, facing west
after overturning.
Mercede was pronounced dead at the scene by Madison
County Emergency Medical Services (EMS).
Chelsea Mercede, 16, a passenger in the SUV, was trans-
ported to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital with serious injuries.
Boyer was unaware that the rear bumper cover had come off
and fallen onto the roadway. He had continued to travel east-
bound until a driver advised him that the bumper cover had
come off.
Boyer, turned around and drove westbound to find the
bumper cover. He noticed Mercede's vehicle overturned and
Boyer nor his passenger, Juan Camilo Gomez, 20, of Mia-
mi, were injured in the wreck.
FHP Cpl. Brannon Snead was the investigating officer, as
well as the homicide officer who worked the crash.

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Why AreThere So Many Garbage Garbage Containers On 150 North?
Why are there so many garbage containers on 150N. Are all the counr\ by one means or another.Are the rest of us being
these folks handicapped or can't afford gas to go farther like the treated fairly,.
rest of us ha% e to do.Or are these the ones who gets there way in i s By concerned countian.

Madison And its Racist Ways

After reading through the Madison Enterprise-Recorder
late Friday night I came across an article about the NFCC Men's
Basketball Academy. As I read the headlines I thought to my-
self, '"Wow that's great the college is getting its Men'.s Basket-
ball back up and running." As I continued to read on I realized
that this Basketball Academy isn't for everyone. It's mainly tar-.
geting African Americans. Then it hit me, African Americans
aren't the only race that pla basketball. As I continued reading
I saw hereee it offered scholarships and helped out v,.ith acade-
mic studies. This is great being able to pla) basketball-and also
being able to get an education right here in Madison, but only
for African Americans right?
Wasn't it Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. who once said, "I have
a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation

where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by
the content of their character."? Well I'm beginning to think that
Madison County doesn't have a clue about Dr. Martin Luther
King Jr. and what he stood up for because obviously it's still go-
ing on around us today. Now don't get me wrong I'm far from
racist, I have many friends from many different backgrounds
and races who I see very often but I don't think its fair for one
person to,gp. more benefits aniidpri. ieges .than another person
just because of their skin color. Come to think about it should
n't the Miss Black Madison Count\ Pageant be coming up
soon? So I'm guessing other races won't be able to run in it ei-
ther? Hmm.sounds a little racist to me.
-Concerned Citizen Of Madison Who Has There Eyes



Mark & 'Weni[ "


Mo Ndlin Conly (mifif a Eonohi~n ReMtI

Family: Two daughters and two
Occupation: Owners of Madison
Spare time: Fishing, boating and
lying out in the sun.
Favorite Football Team: Florida
If you could visit any place in the
world: St. Augustine, because that is
where we just recenlty got married!

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Wednesday, June 28, 2006


Madison County Carner 3A


Lee Limeligh
Jacob Bembry

Enjoy Independence Day
I hope everyone enjoys a happy Fourth of July this coming
Tuesday! It's time to reflect and gi'e thanks for the Founding
Forefathers of our country and the Christian principles, which
the United States was founded upon. Freedom is not cheap and
many men have paid for our liberty over the past 230 years with.
their lives, their time and time away from their family.
Ronald Norris successfully underwent a kidney transplant
last Tuesday at Shands in Gainesville. The last report I had on
Ronald, he was doing well, as was his aunt, who donated the
Elvoye and Betty Jewel Thomas returned home from Texas,
where they were visiting with their son.
Rev. Retis Flowers is returning home-from a mission trip to
an Indian reservation in South Dakota. His brother, Jack, ac-
comipanied him.
People to remember on your prayer list this week include
Crystal Farnell, who needs a kidney transplant. Others on the
prayer list include Cleve Thomas and Charlotte Johnson.
Happy birthday wishes are extended to Delia Thomas, who
celebrates her birthday on Saturday, July 1st, and Doug McNi-
col, who celebrates his birthday on Tuesday, July 4th.
That's all the news for this week! Have a great week and a
beautiful forever! May God bless each and every one of you!

Madison Gatepost

Ginger Jarvis

The Disappearing Gatepost Is Back.
Thanks to all of you who asked, "Where was your col-
umn?" You readerslkeep Gatepost alive, you know. Anyway, a
gnome in a machine at the newspaper office ate last week's
piece and there was no retrieving it -- not even with the Crystal
Roo'fing fhe'.. So this i eek ,.e Le i' oing to given the
birthday\ s'\ke missed, as ~~ll ais a couple of other items. ."
Ran into the Oscar Brefinans at Harvey's; they just got back
from a trip to Miami with two little granddaughters, who will be
visiting them for a couple more weeks.
Michelle Pulliam and Patrick Sparkman had a blast visiting
his brother in Chicago for a week. They're back and smiling.
Our niece and her hubbie, Beth and Matt Armstrong from
Texas, visited us for several days with their kids. Our highlight
was buying a party bag of boiled peanuts at Big Mike's and eat-
ing ourselves into a coma.
New great-grand for Rachel Reichmann. Scott and Valerie
Wooley welcomed little Garrett Townsend Wooley over the
weekend. Grandmother Rae Wooley was in Atlanta for the oc-
casion. Proud great-aunt is Nell Ring.
We welcome two new United Methodist ministers this
week. Robert Leaidlaw is beginning his service at Madison
First, and Wayne Albertson is taking the pulpit at Hanson and
Rocky Springs. We join these congregations in helping their in-
coming preachers feel at home here.
Birthday people for last week and this week include Seth
Molnar (he said he had two cakes), June 22; Beth Sims, Calvin
Davis, and Scott Studstill, June 23; our coworker Peggy Primm,..
Gene Dowdy, and Ami Stone, June 25; Tony Siekbert, Super
Gardener Jim Sale, and Ann Conrad, June 26; Sunni Jack and
Matthew Peavy, June 28; Amanda Lilla Richardson, Brittany
Davis, and Jeff Metacarpa, June 29; and the United States of
America, July 4.
Picket Fence Pride: stop and smell the daylilies anywhere
you see them. Those bright spots of sunshine are lighting up
lawns all around the county.
Let's pray for little Carolyn, Malachi, and Emma Harris,
triplets born to Josh and Amber Harris last week. The babies are
still in the hospital with some complications.
Get out your flag and red, white, and blue-striped socks and
enjoy your Fourth of July. If you're barbecuing some good ribs,
invite us over. Come out to Lake Francis about 7 p.m. for the
program and fireworks Tuesday evening. Bring lawn chairs,
snacks, babies, etc. Drive safely.
Contact Gatepost with news of your holiday. guests and
neighborhood and family. Email javvag@hotmail.com, call
(850) 973-4141 or 567-3073, or drop a note by the Greene Pub-
lishing Building on Hwy. 53 S.
Meet you at the gatepost next week.
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Donna Davis
Family: Husband and four children
Residence: Madison
Title: Licensed Practical Nurse
Main responsibility: Patient care,
-f medication passes, dressing changes,
IV therapies and much more.
Spare time: Spending time with
my family.

Edwina Ward .
Family: Husband and two children .
Residence: Lee ..
Title: Medical Transcriptionist :
Main responsibility: Typing x-ray
reports and releasing information.
Spare time: Spoiling my

:Bennie Baxter
Family: Son, Jason
Residence: Lee
Title: Licensed Practical Nurse
Main responsibility: Patient care
S .\ Spare time: I am enrolled in the RN
L program at NFCC and I perform lots
A of homework!

Jessie Rodriguez
Family: Husband and three children
Residence: Pinetta
Title- Licensed Practical Nurse
Main responsibility: Patient care
Spare time: Raising mn six-\ear-old!

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Established 1964
A weekly newspaper [USPS 324 800] designed for the express
reading pleasures of the people of its circulation area, be they past, pre-
sent or future residents.
Published weekly by. Greene Publishing, Inc., 1695 South State
Road 53, Madison, Florida 32340. Periodicals postage PAID at the Post
Office in Madison, Florida 32340.
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CARRIER, P.O. Drawer 772, Madison, FL 32341-0772.
This newspaper reserves the right to reject any advertisement, news
matter, or subscriptions that, in the opinion of the management, will not
be for the best interest of the county and/or the owners of this newspaper,
and to investigate any advertisement submitted.
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newspaper must be picked up no later than 6 months from the date they are
dropped off. Greene Publishing, Inc. will not be responsible for photos
beyond said deadline.

National Security
Joe Boyles
Guest Columnist

'"Bias: A CBS Insider Exposes how the-Media Distort the
News" is a,2002 best-seller by Bernard Goldberg. For about 30
years, Goldberg was a star reporter for CBS News.
In 1996, Bernie Goldberg did the unthinkable. After a
friend from Enterprise, Alabama called his attention to a very
, biased report on Dan Rather's nightly news broadcast, Goldberg
decided to go public with his concern about liberal bias in the
main stream media. He published an op-ed column in the Wall
Street Journal exposing the bias in Eric Engberg's report on Re-
publican candidate Steve Forbes' "flat tax" proposal.
Bernie's last four years at CBS were a nightmare. He was
the spy who went into the cold. Boxed out of work and shunned
by his peers, Goldberg became irrelevant until he requested ear-
ly retirement which CBS gladly accepted. Today, he freelances
and writes books like "Bias" from his home in Miami.
"Bias" is an extremely important book and I recommend it
to you. Of course, everyone knows about media bias, so why
read about. what.you already know? That's a good question.
The answer is that the bias is often subtle and Goldberg's per-
specti\ e on this problem is both insightful and important.
Of course, the world of media has changed over the past ten
years since Goldberg's famous op-ed. Back then, the main
stream media held a much more dominant position in our cul-
ture. When I speak of the main stream media, I'm referring to
the New York Times and Washin [ton Post newspapers, the three
major network news organizations, Associated Press, and week-
ly magazines such .as Time and Newsweek. There was a day
when media moguls like William Paley and Henry Luce paved
the way for Murrow and Cronkite. In turn, they gave way to
Rather, Brokaw, and Jennings. No more. These once media be-
hemoths are losing market share increasingly to "the new me-
And what is the "new media?" That would be the internet
complete with blogosphere, talk radio, and the ubiquitous Fox
News. To more and more of the news consuming public, this
,new media represents an alternative that wasn't even available
when Bernie Goldberg first alerted us to the problem of bias in
the. news.
It would be simple if this bias could be couched into simple
antagonists, like republican versus democrat or conservative
versus liberal. Oh sure, there is some of that. For example, how
often do ffil main re.tidiiredia refer to ain expert as "conserva-
tive?" By contrast, how many times do you hear an expert iden-
tified as "liberal?" Oh no ... they aren't liberal but rather, pro-
gressive or main stream. You get the drift.
But most of the bias is far more subtle, as Goldberg points
out. Let's say the issue is abortion, and the reporter is pro-
choice. Then, the angle of the story is to support a woman's
right to choose (choose what? to abort her unborn fetus).
Any other perspective will be identified as out-of-the-main-
stream, right-wing, and over zealous.
Let's take the war in Iraq for example. The media's story-
line for more than three years has been that the war is illegiti-
mate and therefore, it is only right if the United States (and the
dastardly George Bush) suffer defeat. Okay, with that bias in
mind, can I find evidence to support the action line? Sure, there
are plenty of problems in Iraq and I can paint a story about in-
surgency, al-Qaeda, corruption, and violence that will have you
sure that this war is far worse than our ignominious failure in
But if that glass is half empty isn't it also true that it is half
full? Are there good news stories about Iraq, like the new gov-
ernment, state of the economy, growing strength of the Iraqi
military? You bet there are, but since such good news stories
don't support the action line, you are much less likely to hear
them from the main stream media.
Goldberg points out that one of the problems with members
of the main stream media is that they operate within an exclu-
sive orbit that rarely includes dissenting views. Their world
view is liberal and elitist. Pauline Kael, film critic for the New
Yorker magazine clinched this with her observation that "no-
body I know voted for Nixon" in 1972 when he carried 49 states
in his landslide victory over George McGovern. These people
live in a cocoon of their own making. Like so many of you, I'll
learn what is going on in the world from other, less biased

Anthony D. O'Quinn vs. Vickie G. O'Quinn-dissolution of
Angela Hodge vs. Theron McDaniel-domestic injunction
Marsha Grantham 'and DOR vs. Joseph Oliver-support
Jenne Palmer and DOR vs. Tonya Goins-URESA
Angela Humphrey vs. Tyrne Jackson, Sr.-domestic injunc-
Hollie Herndon vs. James Herndon-domestic injunction
Christian A. Wyno vs. Jason A. Wyno-simple dissolution
Murlene Turner vs. Michael D, Turner-dissolution of mar-
Carolyn and Norman Peacock vs. Mary E. Stephens, et al-
auto negligence
Freeman L. Pollard vs. Madison C.I.-other civil
Marie Rosier vs. Maurice Bland, et al-auto negligence
GMAC Mortgage Corporation vs. Teresa M. Graham-mort-
gage foreclosure
Wells Fargo Bank vs. Gretchen N. Via, et al-mortgage fore-

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4A Madison County Carrier www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, June 28, 2006


I Madison County Crime Report

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D.O.B. 2/20/82
Sex: Male. Race: Black
Hair Color: Black Eye Color: Brown
Wanted For:
Aggravated Battery
on Pregnant Person



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cludes 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 Department-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 agency. The person or persons featured was cho-
sen by the agency making the request for him/her to be run in
this feature. Neither this newspaper, nor any members of its
staff, determines which individuals) will be featured. The ap-
pearance of an individual in this feature represents an open war-
rant for their arrest by local, area, state, and/or federal law en-
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Two women were arrested for fighting on Thursday, June
According to a Madison Police Department report, Patrol-
man Jimmy Fletcher was dispatched to Madison Heights Apart-
ments in reference to a fight in progress.
Upon his arrival, Fletcher made contact with Tamieka
Mitchell, 24, and Patrice Hubbard, 29.
Both women said they didn't know why the fight had start-
Noting injuries on both of them, Fletcher arrested both of
them for battery.
Fletcher and Cpl. Chris Cooks escorted the two women to
the Madison County Jail in separate patrol cars.

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Man Arrested For

A Madison man was ar-
rested for trespassing on
Thursday, June 22.
According to a Madison
Police Department report, Pa-
trolman Reggie Alexander ar-
rived at Madison Heights
Apartments where a large j .,
crowd had gathered. He exited
his vehicle and advised the '.
subjects who were standing
around that if they were visit- -.. ..
ing they needed ,to be in the
apartment where they were
visiting. If they were not visit-
ing, they needed to be off the
Jockery Smith
.Alexander made contact with Jockery Smith, 28, and asked
him if he was visiting. He advised that he was and continued to
stand. The third time Alexander told him that he needed to be in
the apartment he was visiting, Smith began cursing and walked
Alexander interpreted Smith's actions as a refusal to follow
instructions and placed him under arrest for trespassing.

Man Arrested For

Disorderly Intoxication
A man was arrested for dis-
-.,- orderly intoxication on Satur-
S day, June 24.
----.. According to a Madison Po-
:lice Department report, Sgt.
........ William Greene and Patrolman
Brandon Abbott were dis-
patched to Mickel Street in ref-
ereilce to anmunwanted,,subject
at the residence.
Upon their arrival, the com-
plainant said that Terry Andre
Baynard, 29, was in his house,
,,". refusing to leave. When
S. : Greene .entered the house,
Terry Andre Baynard Baynard agreed to leave with-
out any problem.
Baynard was holding an almost empty quart bottle of beer
and showed signs of intoxication.
The complainant asked Greene and Abbott to issue Baynard
a trespass warning.
While standing behind his patrol vehicle, Greene explained
the warning to Baynard who refused to sign the warning after
being asked to several times.
Greene told Baynard, that the warning would stand Valid
and as he began to write "Refused" on the warning, Baynard
reached over and snatched the pen from Greene's hand.
Baynard was placed under arrest for disorderly intoxication.

Two Women Arrested


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How To Pre Plan Your Funeral

By Jessalyn Covell
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Many people plan for the
milestones in their lives. Peo-
ple may put money away to
buy a home, to pay for their
children's education, or to live


Richard Lynn

Richard Lynn Chewn-
ing, 55. of Lake Park died
Saturday. June 24, 2006 at his
home. He was born on March
8, 1951. in Stone Mountain,
Ga. and had lix ed in this area
for many \ears. Mr. Chewxn-
ing \was an automobile sales-
He vas dearly loxed and
\%ill be deeply\ missed. but his
memory uill be kept in our
hearts fore' er
Survivors include his
w ife, Linda Chew ning of
Lake Park: son, Austin
Che' ning of Valdosta. Ga:
,his parents. Tonmnue and \\.
R. Chewning of Madison:
one brother. Joseph Chewn-
ing of Crstal River: two sis-
ters. Sandra Kenn- of Halura.
Ga. and Chem Arnold of Val-
dosia, Ga: and numerous
nieces and nephew% s.
A memonal serx ice was
held at 2 p.m Tuesday, June
27, 2006 in the chapel of Car-
son McLane Funeral Home
The fanujil received friends
on Tue.sda\ from 5pm until
ser ice time at the funeral
home. Condolences to the
family, ma; be.coin e' ed on-
line at ii I in ilLi. in t e1rtiii -
als 1'ieicei' coIm.

Juan Daniel Moran

By Jessalyn Covell
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Juan Daniel Moran
was born on Sunday, June
4, at 10:49 p.m.
Juan Daniel is the
proud baby boy of Juan
Carlos and Joanna Moran
of Madison.
The grandparents are

Cecilio and Martha Moran
and Matilda Barritos and
Kristina Menendez.
Juan Daniel Moran
weighed in at six pounds
and six ounces and mea-
sured 20 inches long!
Congratulations to
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on during retirement. W\h)
plan for these life events?
Planning helps ease your mind
and your family's minds be-
cause you have already made
decisions about what lies
ahead. Planning also helps
ease the financial burden of
these life milestones.
Many people may not
know that their funeral is an-
other life milestone that can be
prepared for in advance. Pre-
planning for your funeral in-
volves putting down in writing
your wishes about your funer-
al service and making, and
possibly -paying for, all other.
necessary funeral arrange-
ments. In this way, you can be
assured that the funeral deci-
sions do not fall.to your sur-
viving family members.
Preplanning your funeral
ni.a' allo w .ou the time ioni
Seed to make careful choices.
about your funeral and elimi-
nate emotional over spending,

June 28
The Fall VPK Round-up will be held at the Madison Coun-
ty Public Library from 4:00 6:00 p.m. If your child will be four
years old on or before September 1, 2006, your child is eligible
to attend the free VPK program. For more information, call
Debbie Cunningham at 973-9030 or Leigh Sherrard at 973-
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 Library on US 129,
south of Live Oak. Social time starts at 9:30 a.m., the business
meeting begins at 10:00 a.m. The program for June is a Chinese
Auction, which means participants have to bring a yard of qual-
ity 100% cotton fabric hidden in a paper bag. The Guild will
hold meetings in Live Oak for June and July, the fourth Wednes-
day of the month. The Guild is an organization for anyone in-
terested in quilts and the art of quilting. The quilting public is
invited. For details, contact President Sandy Lindfors at 386-
362-6850, or riverfolk@alltel.net or Joan Murray at 386-758-
June 29
The American Red Cross will be hosting a Blood Drive in
the Winn-Dixie parking lot from 1:00 6:00 p.m. The blood
supply is at low levels and the upcoming holiday weekend re-
quires more blood on hand. You could save up to three lives
with your one donation. Visit www.givelife.org for more infor-
June 29
The Greenville Library will be offering Preschool Storytime
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 a.m.
July 4
Fourth of July Fireworks display will be held at Haffye
Hayes Park. The display is brought to you by The Spirit of
Greenville. There will be hamburgers, hot dogs and funnel
cakes along with a great fireworks display.
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 information, contact 850-973-9409
or email MensBBAcademy@ nfcc.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 located at 1100 SW Mose-
ley Hall Road on Hwy 360.

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tainty and conflict at the time pricing on funeral services,
of your death., please contact the funeral
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because you are leaving your
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Many people are bewil-
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their funeral. It is quite easy;
you put your funeral wishes
in writing, contact the funer-
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talk with a Family Services
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Additionally, any funds
that are used to pay for a fu-
neral before hand, that mon-
ey is placed into trust fund.
At the time of need, the fu-
neral home can use the mon-
ey appropriately and pay for
the funeral.
People need to be re-
mindful that the price of a fu-
neral will never increase
from the time of purchase.

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Investment Tips for Single Parents
Provided by Brad Bashaw, Edward Jones
When it comes to investing, single parents share basically
the same concerns as two-parent families. They want to pro-
vide opportunities -- especially educational opportunities -- for
their children, and they want their own retirement to be com-
Single parents, however, face many unique challenges,
especially, financial challenges. Although many single parents
don't earn as high an income aq two working parents. o e of
+he biggest mnustakes a single parent, or anyone for that matter,
can make is to assume that there are no options for building a
better financial future.
It Doesn't Take Much
Let's look at how a single parent can establish a basic
investment plan. Assume a 35-year-old single mother has one
child, a 6-year-old son. She hopes her son will enter college at
age 18, and while she knows she won't be able to finance his
entire college education, she would like to make a contribu-
If this parent could invest just $50 a month and that invest-
ment could compound at 8 percent annually, for example, she
would accumulate between $12,000 and $13,000 by the time
her son enters college. Although that wouldn't cover his entire
college expenses, with student loans and her son working to
pay some of his own bills, it would be a big help.
Don't Put Off 'Til Tomorrow...
One of the biggest investment mistakes made by both sin-
gle parents and two-parent families is putting their children's
financial future before their own. Many parents delay invest-
ing for their retirement and wait for "the perfect time" to
invest. This is usually some landmark event, such as paying off
the car or home, changing jobs, or the children leaving home.
Unfortunately, there are two problems with this approach.
First, people often adopt goals that take years to achieve, or
worse, once they achieve their goals, they simply replace them
with others, such as taking that dream vacation. The other
problem with this approach is that waiting to invest costs you
If our 35-year-old mother waits until her son enters col-
lege to start investing $50 a month in an Individual Retirement
Account earning 8 percent annually, she'll have accumulated
less than $25,000 when she turns 65.
A Little Now Can Mean a Lot Later
If, however, she starts investing now and invests $50 a
month in an IRA earning 8 percent annually, she'll accumulate
more than $73,000 by the time she reaches age 65. That's
$48,000 more than if she waits. In addition, she may qualify
for fully or partially tax-deductible IRA contributions, and she
doesn't have to pay taxes on the earnings on her IRA until she
withdraws them at retirement.
Take the First Step Toward a Brighter Future
Although the rates and time periods in the examples above
aren't intended to reflect the performance of any specific
investment, they do illustrate the importance of starting an
investment plan early and sticking with it. Time and discipline
are an investor's most valuable assets. In addition, when choos-
ing an investment, make sure you select one that is appropriate
for your investment risks and can meet your specific invest-
ment needs.
Whether you're a single parent or part of a two-parent
household, remember the best time to start investing is now.
Don't be intimidated by how little you have to invest or how
little you know about investing. Begin reading about investing
and seek the investment advice of a professional. Together you
can determine the best strategy for ensuring a bright financial
future for both you and your children.

Brad Bashaw EdwardJones
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P.O. Box 631
Madison, FL 32341
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the Wyndham Nassau Resort at
Cable Beach, located in Nassau,
Friends and. families of the
couple attended the Destination
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The wedding party included:
Matthew Barlett, Best Man;
Tyler Coody and Ke, in Pruiet,,,
(Groomiimen; Jennifer Cood,.
Maid of Honor; Sara Sanders
and Wendy Branham, Brides-
maids; and Megan Mathews,
Flower Girl.
Following the ceremony, the
bride's parents, Randy and Lydia
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dock and a dinner at the Black
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Area childcare providers are pictured at the recent "Evening Stars." (Photo Submitted)

By Jessalyn Covell
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Childcare providers dedicate a large portion of their day to
enriching the lives of local children, yet often their efforts go un-
noticed. The Early Learning Coalition of the Big Bend Region,
with the sponsorship of Arbor Education and Training, Regions
Bank and Kaplan Learning Company, held "Evening With The
Stars" to help generous providers retain the motivation to work
hard and continue to make a positive difference in the communi-
Over 350 people joined together for food and celebration at
"Evening With The Stars," an awards dinner held to.honor child-
care providers throughout the big bend region. Providers from
Madison, Jefferson, Taylor, Gadsden, Leon, Liberty and Wakul-
la counties assembled at the University Center Club for the an-
nual event.
The speaker for the event was Lynn Eldridge, Director of the

Early Learning Coalition of Northwest, Florida who spoke of
reaching for the stars. Her inspirational speech served to remind
all providers that they play a crucial role in helping young chil-
dren realize their potential.
The early learning programs of Madison 'that attended the
annual event included Charslie Bennett from ACTT of Madison,
Cynthia and James Maurice from Cynthia James Christian Acad-
emy, Dawn Phillips, Cathy Richie, Jeannie Davis, Rebecca
Keller and Regina Merritt of Dawn's Kinder Academy, Katrina
Taylor, Eddie Taylor and Eula Mae Turner of Katrina's Large
Family Child Care Home, Elizabeth Monlyn of Elizabeth Mon-
lyn Family Child Care Home, Evelyn Butler, Felisha Edwards
and Tamika Brown of Evelyn Butler Family Child Care Home.
The Early Learning Coalition of the Big Bend Region is a
not-for-profit agency dedicated to providing leadership and ad-
vocacy that builds a community where all children are prepared
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Dancing to the theme "Shop 'Til You Drop," students from Becky's Dance Step Studio presented their 30th Annual recital on
Saturday, June 3rd, at the Van H. Priest Auditorium. Under the direction of Becky Robinson, the dancers ranging from ages 3 to
19 portrayed a shopping spree through the mall and around town. Performing before a capacity crowd at the 1 p.m. matinee and
the 7 p.m. evening show, the dancers presented a memorable evening of entertainment which was followed by an awards
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6th Annual CARES Appreciation Dinner To Be Held

At Dwight Stansel Farm And Nursery Thursday

The 6th Annual CARES held on Thursday, June 29,
Appreciation Dinner will be beginning at 6 p.m. at the

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Dwight Stansel Farm and
Nursery near Live Oak.
Sponsored by the Suwan-
nee River Partnership and
Florida Farm Bureau, the
awards dinner honors local
farmers who participate in
the CARES (County Alliance
for Responsible Environmen-
tal Stewardship) program.
This year's award re-
cipients are:
Suwannee County: Live
Oak: Lacy Benjamin, Jr., and
Jimmie Green.
Madison County: Madi-
son: Jeff and Mina Blood-
worth, Greg and Margaret
Ragans, Jimmy and Jay
Davis, Doug and Ann Isbell,
and Albert Donaldson.
Greenville: Fiberto and
Julie Gascon, Luis Cibrian,
Ed and Jackie Collins, Clyde
Miller; Lee: Archie and Patsy
Davis, Karl "Mike" and Eliz-
abeth Williams;
Pinetta: Ben Pryor.
Lafayette County:
Mayo: Ricky and Louisa
Lyons, and Heath Buchanan.
Hamilton Count):-
Jasper: Cliff Adams, and Stan
Jefferson County:
Lloyd: Walter "Butch" and
Marlynn Edwards.
Lamont: Jerry Grubbs.

The agenda for the
CARES Dinner is as follows:
Rep. Dwight Stansel
Agriculture Commis-

sioner Charles Bronson
Carl Loop, President, FL
Farm Bureau
Rep. Dwight Stansel
Agriculture Commissioner
Charles Bronson
Carl Loop, President,
Farm Bureau
Niles Glasgow, State Con-
servationist, NRCS
Dr.. Jimmy Cheek, VP, In-
stitute of Food and Agricul-
tural Sciences
David Pope, Chairman, SR-
WMD Governing Board
MARKS: Rep. Dwight

Prior to the dinner, the
Suwannee River Partnership
will hold a steering commit-
tee meeting beginning at 3:00
p.m. at the Suwannee River
Water Management District
office in Live Oak, US 90
and CR 49. (An agenda is
not yet available.)
More information on
CARES and the Suwaniee
River Partnership is available
www.mYsuwanneerivet. corn

State and Regional Agencies
FL Department of Envi-
ronrndhtal Protectiod
. Suwannee River Water

Management District
FL Department of Agri-
culture and Consumer Ser-
FL Department of Health
FL Department of Com-
munity Affairs.
University of Florida,
Florida A&M Universi-
ty's Center for Water Quality
Federal Agencies
U.S. Environmental Pro-
tection Agenfcy
USDA Natural Re-
sources Conservation Ser-
U. S. Geological Survey
- Water Resources Division
Industry Associations
Florida On-site Waste
Water Association
Florida Rural Water As-
Agriculture Associations
Florida Farm Bureau
Sunshine State Milk Pro-
Gold Kist, Inc.
Florida Forestry Associ-
Florti da Poultry Federa-
Florida Poultry Federa-

tion, Inc.
Florida Cattlemen's As-
Florida Fertilizer and
Agrichemical Association
Alachua, Bradford, Co-
lumbia, Dixie, Gilchrist,
Hamilton, Jefferson,
Lafayette, Levy, Madison,
Suwannee, Union
Alachua, Bell, Fanning
Springs, High Springs,
Lake. City, Newberry,
Starke, Trenton
Private Businesses
PCS White Springs
Nestl Waters North
America, Inc.
Conservation Groups
Alachua, Dixie,
Gilchrist, Hamilton, Jeffer-
son, Lafayette,.Levy, Madi-
son, Suwannee, and Santa
Fe Soil and Water Conser-
vation Districts, Suwaniee
River Resource; Conserva-
tion and Development
Council, Adopt-A -Ri er
and Sanift' Fe'Sprin.g, Work-
ing Group


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This Fourth of July
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As you travel around
Madison, you may notice
many new brightly colored
flags flying. The old flags have
been retired in a formal cere-
mony conducted by the Amer-
ican Legion Post 224. Some of
the flags were definitely worn,
torn and needed to be disposed
of while others simply had fad-
ed from flying in the sun.
The solemn and moving
ceremony held on Memorial
Day was lead by commander
Don Placzkowski. Many spec-
tators in the crowd stated that
they could not believe the sim-
ple act of burning the' Ameri-
can flag would make them
teary eyed..
Regina Barber, Chaplain
of the Ladies Auxiliary of Post
224 said, "I have been taught
to handle the flag with care all
my life and it's just so difficult
to watch Old Glory burning
even if its in a ceremony for
the purpose of flag disposal."
As you enjoy this July 4th
weekend, remember it is the
soldier not the politician who
secures your freedoms and it
was the soldier not the politi-
cian that secured our indepen-
dence so many years ago.
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end, sIiho' it proudly, be thank-
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Traffic Advisory


LAKE CITY: The following is a list of roadwork under way by
the FDOT that may impact traffic.
Interstate 75 Various lanes will be closed at the Alapaha
River Overflow bridge Sunday through Thursday from 9 p.m. to
5 a.m. for routine bridge maintenance.
U.S. 41 No traffic impacts expected but crews will be
next to the roadway between State Road 6 and the Georgia line
working on drainage structures. Paving will begin in early July.
U.S. 27 One lane will be closed at the Suwannee River
Bridge on Monday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for routine bridge in-
County Road 53 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-
Interstate 10 Daytime lane closures between the Columbia
County line and U.S. 129, north of Live Oak to place asphalt for
and to install new guardail. The speed limit is reduced to 60
mph during lane closures when workers are present and FHP
will be strictly enforcing. Crews are also working on drainage
structures which may require lane closures. Motorists should
watch for equipment and crews next to the ira\ el lanes.
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)
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Patient records-will be located at the: i
Tallahassee office after June 16, 2006.: "'

By Jessalyn Covell
Greene Publishing, Inc.
On Tuesday, June 20, Ciera Hall of Madison chopped her
long locks off in good spirits to donate her hair to disadvan-
taged children under the age of 18 who are suffering from
long-term medical hair loss.
This is the very first time this brave seven-year-old has

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ever donated to the Locs of Love.
Hall stated, "I decided to donate my hair to help other
Class Act cut her hair and were proud to report that she
had an outstanding 12 inches or more, which more than ex-
ceeded the requirement for donating to the Locs of Love or-

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Radiologic Technology
Patient Care Technician
Practical Nursing
Industrial Programs
Automotive Collision Repair and
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Brick and Block Masonry
Building Construction Technology
Commercial Foods & Culinary Arts

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By Jessalyn Covell
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The Boy Scouts' Summer
Day Camp will be held at Fort
Mack in Madison.
Fort Mack is located at
2575 SW Old St. Augustine
Road. Take 53 South, on exit
258 off I-10, take a right onto
St. Augustine Road, travel
three miles and Fort Mack is
on the left. (Two miles past
Yogi Bear)
The Boy Scouts' Summer
Day Camp will be held July
10, 11 and 12 from 8 a.m. -
5:30 p.m.
All boys who are ages 5 -.
14 years of age are welcome
to attend. Boy and Cub Scouts
are encouraged to come!
Why should parents send
their boys to the Boys Scouts
Summer Day Camp? To have
a good time at thb Old Western
Town! Boys will have the op-
portunity to make new friends,
play games, learn scouting
skills and much more!
The cost of the day camp
is only $60...which includes
lunch all three days, shacks
and the day camp t-shirts!
Also, the boys must have
a completed health form and a
permission slip form signed
on arrival! No exceptions!
CPR qualified adults are
on the premises! Please re-
member to bring bathing suits
and towels for water fun!

*New scout pack is form-
ing in Madison, and will be
used as a recruiting tool.
For further information,

please contact Gary and
Michelle. Mack at 973-8377,
673-8314 or Bob and Sandy
Cole at 929-4406.


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Wednesday, June 28, 2006 www.greenepublishing.com Madison County Carrier 13A


Stanley James Aims To Make A F

Difference In The Classroom TRGET -

SRetired government. administrator

is training to teach social studies ,

After 30 years in state government, Stanley James, 58,
thought it was time to retire and enjoy the good life in Madison.
He looked around and saw that the good life could use some im-
provement. That's when James began to consider how one per-
son could make a positive impact on the community, especially
in the lives of African-American youth.
Coming from a long line of educators his grandmother
and mother were teachers, as is his wife, Audrey it was natur-
al for'James to view education as a key. "I asked what kinds of
things I could do to help make African-American youth better
citizens," he said in a recent interview. "That's what ledime to
consider becoming a teacher. As a black man, I could become
a model for black youth. Being in. the classroom was the way
to do it," he said..
Divine intervention, as he put it, may have brought James
together with the Educator Preparation Institute at North Flori-
da Community College.
"A couple of community meetings I attended had me think-
ing about what I could do. One was about Madisofi's planning
for the future. Another was about ways to increase black male
enrollment at the college (North Florida Community College),"
related James. "The timing was perfect for me. Things came
together when I heard Dr. Phil (Dr. Phillip Mantzanas) speak
of the need for African American men to pursue a second career
in teaching and becoming role models for black youth," said
James, who has a degree in political science, is now taking
education courses through the Educator Preparation Institute
(EPI) to become a social studies teacher. He plans to finish
coursework by Oct. 2007. In the meantime, he has applied for a
temporary teaching certificate allowing him to teach while he is
enrolled in .the EPI program. James hopes to teach at Madison
Central School, where "There are only a few male teachers. We
need more," he said.
The -Florida legislature created the EPI prograIm in 2004 to
meet the need for more K-12 classroom teachers. NFCC was
one of the first community colleges to establish an institute.
EPI provides professional development for current teachers,
substitute teachers and paraprofessional instruction. There is
also an alternate route for mid-career professionals and college
graduates who are not education inaiors. but who war.t tg enter
the classroom. Dr. Phiilhp- Manrtz:.nas directcThe pI'roiran'aTri
"The program suits me," said James. "The preparation
provides the kind of transition necessary to be in the classroom,
especially for someone who'g been out of school for 30 years.
In my case, I was a .college graduate, but needed education
courses and preparation for the classroom."
Like his grandmother, father and mother before him, James
graduated from Florida A&M University. "Not only that, I was
Saint Leo University Number One
In Granting Bachelor's Degrees In

Business To Minority Students
More African-American students graduate from Saint Leo
University with a bachelor's degree in business, management or
marketing than from any other college or university in the nation,
according to a recent report from Diverse Education: Issues in
Higher Education Magazine.
Using statistics from the U.S. Department of Education's Na-
tional Center for Education Statistics and based on 2005 gradua-
tion data, the magazine annually identifies the top 100 institu-
tions of higher education granting bachelor's degrees to students
of color in a variety of disciplines. In the ranking for all disci-
plines for African-Americans, Saint Leo ranked 25 out of 100 in-
stitutions to award bachelor's degrees in all of the majors.
Throughout the 2004-2005 academic year, 350,000 students of
color graduated with bachelor degrees, according to the maga-
"Saint Leo enrolled its first African-American student,
Rudolph Antorcha, in 1898 when it was still illegal to do so," said
Dr. Arthur F. Kirk, Jr., president, Saint Leo University. "Provid-
ing educational opportunities to people from many backgrounds
is consistent with the Benedictine value of respect which directs
us to value all individuals' unique talents."
SSaint Leo awarded 339 bachelor's degrees in business to
African-American students in 2005, accounting for 30 percent of
the total number of students to receive business degrees. Of those
339, 146 were men and 203 were women. University-wide, mi-
norities comprise 44 percent of the entire student population of
13,018, and 29 percent of the 2,610 University Campus popula-
"Saint Leo is proud to continue a rich tradition of serving the
needs of all our students," said Michael Nastanski, Ph.D., dean,
School of Business. "Being ranked number-one in business man-
agement degrees awarded to African-Americans illustrates our
more than 100 years of commitment to our values and the ideal
of educating all people. Many of these students are currently
serving in the military, and Saint Leo is honored to be their first
choice for educational opportunities."
Chartered in 1889, Saint Leo University is one of the largest
and most innovative Catholic universities in the United States.
Students enrolled at Saint Leo University may choose from more
than 41 academic programs, including bachelor's degrees, mas-
ter's degrees, pre-professional and accelerated-learning pro-
grams. As one of the leading providers of higher education to the
military and a leader in online higher education, .Saint Leo's en-
rollment includes more than 13,000 students at the traditional
university campus (located just north of Tampa.) and 15 regional
centers throughout Florida, California, Georgia, South Carolina,
Texas and Virginia, and through the Center for Online Learning.
For more information, visit www.saintleo.edu.

born on the FAMU campus," he said. "It was the nearest hospi-
tal that accepted African-American patients in 1948."
How does James see his vision materializing? "I see educa-
tion as a key in building the community and in having the great-
est impact on the future of African-American young people,"
said James. "My vision a vision that we all share is a bet-
ter future, for our children and the community. I want to be a
part of the solution. I intend to give it my best effort," he said.
James and his wife, Audrey, a teacher at Madison County
Central, have two daughters, Sonja and Aquarius, and three
sons, Mack, Cordell and Cornell.
NFCC is accepting applications for fall EPI programs, be-
ginning Aug 23. and Oct. 23. Classes involve online and tradi-
tional instruction and are available week nights and Saturdays.
For information, contact Dr. Phillip Mantzanas,. 850/973-1305
or email mantzanasT@nfcc.edu or. go online to
www.nfcc.edu,1kyword EPI.

Stanley James

14A Madison County Carrier


Wednesday, June 28, 2006


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

VICE NO COSTS! Send name
and address for free info to Jessie
James, 147 S.W. Owendale Ave.,
Greenville, Fl. 32331."
Peacock's Landscaping
Lawn Irrigation
Drip Irrigation
Design & Free Estimates
(850) 973-2848

Excavating Work
Land Clearing, Ponds, Stump Re-
moval, Demolition, and Roads. No
Job Too Small. Free Estimates. Call
Paul Kinsley at 850-973-6326

Saturday, JULY 1 at 6:30PM
1693 SW Mosley Hall Rd..
(CR360) Madison, Florida
We Buy Truck loads From Major
Retailers. If you haven't been to
one of our Auctions, you are Miss-
ing put on the Greatest Buys
Directions From 1-10: Take SR14
SW to stop sign. Turn right on
SR14/360 until fork in road and
bear right onto SW Mosley Hall
Rd.(CR360). Past fire house, on
left. From Perry: Take RT 221
North to CR 360 (SW Moslev Hall
Rd) Turn Right, we are ab,,ui.
miles on the right. 850 973-.'.-5',
AU691 AB2490

Yard/Garage Sale
Rain Or Shine!
Sat. July 1st 8am until ?
Have too much stuff Furniture,
SDishes, Decorating Items, Elec-
tronics, Quilts and Linens,
SLoads of Misc. 265 SW Bunker
St. (Victorian home at Bunker &

251bs. of Clean
Bundled Newspapers
$2 each.

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

400 to 600 acres of land
in the vicinity of Madi-
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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 to small dogs who
were his loyal and loving compan-
ions. These dogs are now in
desperate need of good homes. We
all have dog's of our own and are
unable to provide for these dogs. If
you think you would like to have
one of these great dogs please call
Debbie at 850-948-6993

(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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' Ck adison Capartments

HUD vouchers accepted. 1.2 & 3
BR, HC & non-HC acce-.bII .i,.
Call 850-973-8582/ TDDTTY 711.
200 Southern Villas Circle, Madi-
:,.n. FL 32340.
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

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sible apts. HUD vouchersoaccept -
ed. Call 850-948-3036. TDD/TTY
711. 192 NW Greenville Pointe
Trail, Greenville, FL 32331. ,
Equal Housing Opportunity
Cambridge Manor
Apartments' designed for Se-
nior's and Disabled. 1 & 2 bed-
rooms, HUD vouchers accepted
Call 850-973-3786 TTY Acs
Equal Housing Opportunity

3BR/2BA House in Madison. 2 Car
Carport, Fireplace, 'Washer and
Dryer. In town and convenient to
everything. $650 mo., 1st month
and Security Deposit. Call Carla at

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

(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

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

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Pinetta, By Owner, 3/2
2000sf 11.8 acres, shop,
pond, greenhouse' $265K
Neg. 850-929-2074 for
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Job Opportunity Available

Growing Ford dealership is looking
for a Sparkling personality to join
our staff. Need to. be highly moti-
vated and a dependable team player
that is capable of multitasking.
Must enjoy working with people,, as
this position will require interacting
with both the public and other staff
members. Primary responsibilities
will be to assist customer before
and after purchases, cashiering, an-
swering incoming calls and assist-
ing rental car customers. Account-
ing and computer experience a
plus. This job offers an excellent
pay plan with a great benefits pack-
age. Timberland Ford is an equal
opportunity employer and a drug
free work place. Pay will be based
on experience. Call 800-763-4589
Ext. 102 to make 'Ailo p
interview. Resumes may a so be
' Senrtto '
Ronva @ timberlandford.com.
Madison Academy is currently ac-
cepting applications for teacher as-
sistant to work with multi-age chil-
dren during the day and in after
school care. Experience preferred.
Please call 973-2529 between 8am-
3pm or leave message.
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Starter Kit is only $10
Call Dorothy 973-3153
Housekeeper Needed
Salary based on experience, day
shft.- 7 a.m. 5 p.m., Apply direct-
ly at Holiday Inn 167 SE Bandit St.
Madison, FL 850-973-2020.
Quality Tire Co.
Madison Hwy, Valdosta
We are looking for an experienced
tire technician and a certified me-
chanic. Qualified applicants should
apply in person or .call 229-242-
Driver Wanted
Class A, CDL, Clean MVR
1-3 days per week, no weekends,
no flatbeds, perfect for semi-re-
tired Call 850-673-9387 & leave
message please.,
Person Needed For
Advertising Sales at:
Greene Publishing, Inc.
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
per week in your life, or sim-
ply only work because you're
bored, then PLEASE DO

Intake Coordinator
Needed: Full-time for busy outpa-
tient physical therapy clinic in
Madison area. Good Customer
Service skills, ability to multi-task.
Previous medical experience help-
ful, but not required. Send resume
attention: HR Manager, P.O. Box
13269, Tallahassee, FL, 32317-
3269, or fax to (850) 219-1521.

Senior Citizens Council of
Madison County, Inc.
Position: :Registered Nurse/PRN
Duties Include: Monitoring in-
home service workers, observing
personal care and all servicesperti-
nent to the frail homebound elderly.
To obtain information please-come
by the Madison County Senior
Center at 486 SW Rutledge Street,
office hours are 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Tractor Work
free estiuae,
N ,,' in,; Di n.D :illriL'.rdt box
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Tues: 519pm @ NFCC
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By Jessalyn Covell
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Running a home business can have a multitude of bene-
fits such as flexibility, anonymity and the satisfaction of be-
ing your own boss,.
However, it does carry a great deal of risks, such as no
guaranteed paycheck. Due to all the risks, giving careful
thought and planning to beginning your own business is the
best possible decision.
Examine. your finances before leaving a salaried position.
If you are considering leaving your job to start a business,
start putting away some funds in a separate account to cover
your living and business-related expenses. This will allow
you to put your energy into getting your business up and run-
ning without neglecting your financial responsibilities.
Always invest in good equipment and tools that are neces-
sary for your profession, but do not over do it! It can be pret-
ty exciting whenever you begin something new, especially a
business, so do not get carried away with outfitting your of-
fice with the latest business gadgets. Instead of overpricing
and overpaying for a brand new copier or fax machines, con-
sider using your nearest Kinko's or office supply for the first
couple of weeks or even months that your business is getting
Determine where your first business is going to come from
before opening doors. You must carefully analyze and plan
who your clients will be. If you cannot afford to advertise,
then volunteering is an outstanding way to get noticed and
appreciated. This will lead to several business opportunities,
which are mainly planned around the involvement in com-
munity organizations.
Create a separate workspace. Keeping a separate work area
and phone line for your business is a necessity to becoming
successful. Finding a healthy balance and making sure you
think of your home office as a professional environment.
Invest in services of an accountant. Moving from working
for a company to working for yourselfhas a dramatic impact
on your financial situation. Meet with an accountant wvho can
help you set up your business and navigates tax laws. If you
can find a good accountant who is willing to work with you,
you will have a sound and valuable business partner for
many years.
Research, network, and talk to others who have paved the
way before you. You can learn a great deal through books, in
magazines such as Entrepreneur and through other online re-
sources. It is also helpful to talk to other business owners.
Contact your local Chamber of Commerce to network with
other business owners and fin advice from organizations like
the Small Business Administration. You can give yourself a
head start by taking advantage of lessons learned by others.


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NOTICE: The District School Board of Madison County, Florida, will hold a public hear-
ing on Thursday, July 18, 2006 at 6:00 p.m. The meeting will be held in the School Board
Meeting Room of the Superintendent's Office, 210 N.E. Avenue, Madison, Florida.

Changes to the Student Progression Plan

The proposed document may be viewed at the School Board Office, 210 NE Duval Ave.,
Madison, Florida.
Statutory Authority: 120.54, 1001.43 F.S.

Notice of Bid

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

One Gas powered 1989 concrete mixer in excellent 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" bush hog mower bat wing poor condition needs some minor repair no mini-
mum bid.

Sealed bids must be submitted to: Jack Sealey, Purchasing Agent, City of Madison 171 SE
Rutledge St., Madisoni, Florida 32340, Phone 850-973-5073, no later than 4:00 p.m., 03
July 2006. Bids will be opened 05, July 2006, 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, 6/23, 6/28. 6/30


The Madison County Planning & Zoning Board will hold a public hearing in the County
Commission Meeting Room, Courthouse Annex, 229 S.W. Pinckney Street, Madison,
Florida on Thursday, July 13, 2006 at 5:30 p.m. or soon as the matter can be heard, on the
following application for Special Exception:

APPLICATION: A request by Verizon Wireless to be granted a special exception under
Section 4.4 H & J, of the Madison County Land Development Regulations to permit a Pub.
lic Service/Utility use (Telecommunication Tower) on the following property:

1. A parcel of land in section 21, Township 1 North, Range 7 East located approximately 3
miles East of the Town of Greenville City Limits North off US90, onto dirt drive just past
Tri-County Electric driveway, go approximately 400' to proposed dirt access road on the
left side, Site is at the end of drive. ,

A copy of the application is available for inspection by the public during normal business
hours at the Board of County Commissioners Administration Office, Courthouse Annex,
Room 219, Madison, FL. or you may contact Mr. Allen Cherry, Interim County Coordi
nator, at (850) 973-3179 for additional information.

All interested parties may appear at the Public Hearing and be heard with respect 'o the
above referenced application. Any persons wishing to appeal any decision made ait lh
above referenced public hearing will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the pro-
ceedings is made.


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Public Notice

The District School Board of Madison County will meet in Special Session on Thursday,.
July 7, 2006 at 6:00 PM.
The meeting will be held in the School Administration Building, Board Room, 210 NE Du-
val Avenue, Madison.



Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the following ap-
plication for permit was received on February 15, 2006:

Wal-Mart SuperCenter #4445, Wal-Mart East, L. P., 2001 SE 10th Street, Bentonville, ARk
72716-0550, has submitted an application for an Environmental Resource Permit Number'
46-0231 for a total project area of 17.79 acres with the total area of work in, on or over
wetlands or other surface waters of 3.63 acres. The project is located in Township 1 North,
ange 9 East, Section 27, in Madison County.

Interested persons may comment upon the application or submit a written request for aW
staff report containing proposed agency action regarding the application by writing to the
Suwannee River Water Management District, Attn: Resource Management, 9225 C.R. 49,
Live Oak, Florida 32060. Such comments or requests must be received by 5:00 PM with-
in 21 days from the date of publication.

No further public notice will be provided regarding this application. A copy of the staff
report must be requested in order to remain adistd of further proceedings. Substanlial-
y affected persons are entitled to request an administrative hearing. pursuant to Title 28,
Florida Administrative Code, regarding Ihe proposed agency action b3 submitting a viritl
ten request after reviewing the staff report.

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*FileNi..: 2006-6i-CP


The administration of the estate of Julian Harsard Andreois, deceased, whose
ate of death mala) 3. 211116. is pending in the Circuit Court for Madison Count). Flori.
'da. Probate Dis krion. the address of Ahich is. 125 S.\. Range e., Madison. Florida 32340.i
T he name; ind addresses of the personal representative and the personal rcpresentaLise's.
attorney are set forth below.
S All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands

against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must fil
their claims with this cou rt%%ITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIMIE
All other creditors of the decadent and other persons having claims or dee,
mands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this, court WITHIN 3
hle date of first publication of this notice is June 28, 2006. '

Attorney for Personal Representatives:

S/ John P. Cole
Florida Bar No. 0898155
[van & Coil P.A.
One Independent Drive, Suite 3131
J[acksonville, Florida 32202
Telephone: (904) 358-3006
Facsimile: (904)358-3066

6/28. 7/ .

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CASE NO: 2006-33-CA

nessee corporation,







NOTICE is heretb 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 County,
IFlorida, 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 arel
the defendants, the Clerk of this Court will sell at public sale the following described real

Lot 13. Buie Hill Subdi' vision, according to the map or plat in common use
b) the Madison Count) Clerk of Circuit Court of Nladi;.jn County, Florida
T gether with 1991 Ocilla Industries. Sania Fe, 66% 24 double "id& manu-
factured home. Serial Nos: KStI70ES2593G.AA & KlSu"'iES2593GAB

The sale will be held on July 5. 2006 at 11:00 a.m. to.the highest and best bidder for
.cash. at ihe We.,t 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 Bhd.. Suilt 102
Jacksonville. FL 322111
9041388 65'1
Attorne) for Plaintiff

Madison Count, Carrier,

6/21. /28

C3SE NO.: 21tJih-1 i C





"TO: LOUISE M. BOOTH (Residence Unknown)
UNKNO\ N SPOUSE OF REGINA A..1 YOUNG iReltidenct Unknown)

YOU ARE NOTIFIED thal an action fi.r Fortcl.ure of Nlortgare on the fol-
lo"ing 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 Coiner of eaid Lo. 14., hence North 00 dtgrett 211
minutes 24 seconds l\est along the Eait line of ,aid Lot 14 a distance of 54.31
feet lo the Southeast Corner and POiNT OF BEGINNING of the following de-
scribed parel, thence continue North tl,1 degrees 20 minutes 24 seconds West
along caid East line a diMtance of 95.98 feet, thence South 89 degrees 58 min-
utes 49 seconds \est 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

has been filed against \ou and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if
'any. v toit. on Marshall C. %atson. P.A... Anornev 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 this 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; otherwise a
,default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), Dis-
abled persons who, because of their disabilities, need special accommodation to participate
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 proceeding.

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

5/21, 6/28

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Woman Injured
Cont From Page 1A
overturned on its left side, and rolling over onto its right side.
The unknown vehicle continued eastbound and did not stop.
Since there was no collision between the two vehicles, it is un-
known if the driver had knowledge of the accident.
FHP Trooper Manuel Smyrnios was the investigating offi-



Many others to pick from *Prices $35-$45
Also, Other Crafts....birdhouses, things made
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bound lanes of 1-10. As the vehicle traveled southeast, it began
to rotate and then overturn. Daphne Ledbetter, 39, was ejected
from the Explorer as it overturned.
The Explorer came to rest in the entrance to eastbound DOT
weigh station, facing north.
Ledbetter came to rest east of the SUV. She was transported
by helicopter to Capital Regional Medical Center in Tallahassee,
where she was pronounced dead.
Williams suffered serious injuries in the crash.
Brandy Garnett, 14, and Jaylen Reed, 5, suffered minor in-
juries in the crash.


also responded to the scene.
The next morning, the

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Taylor County Sheriff's Office
Dive Team was called in. They
began their search at 8 a.m.,
and approximately 45 minutes
later, recovered Scott's body.
Scott's family %\as present
when the bod% \\as brought
out of the water and they gave
a positive identification of it.
The body \\ as taken to the
medical examiner's office in
Jacksonville where an autop'.
was performed.
Daniel L. Scott was the
son of Marn Scott, of Madi-

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Cont From Page 1 A
plant in order to help the plant out. While the federal govern-
ment covered $2.7 million of the cost through a grant, the city
borrowed $2.3 million through a bond issue.
City Manager Tom Moffses estimated that, when the plant
closes, the city will lose half a million dollars a year in revenue
from the company's.consumption of natural gas and water and
its sewage output.
Plans were discussed at the meeting about how to train
Smithfield employees for other careers. Doug Brown, vice-pres-
ident of North Florida Community College, said that the college
is exploring avenues to help.
Paula Arnold, Executive Director of the Chamber of Com-
merce, said that a Smithfield representative had been invited to
A spokesman for Smithfield denied that anyone from the
company had received an invitation.
Smithfield said that the reason for their closing had been
that it was unprofitable to operate the Madison facility at a prof-
it, which had forced its closure.
Some local residents have expressed that they believe that
Smithfield knew what it was doing when it came in and bought
the plant. They believe that Smithfield bought it so they would
eliminate any more competition in the packaged meats depart-
ment. -
The Madison County Chamber of Commerce and the Madi-
son County Development Council sponsored, the workshop.
Among those in attendance were business leaders, county and
local leaders, as well as a representative from Enterprise Flori-

Cont From Page 1A
NIPD. Cooks worked at the Jefferson Correctional Institution for
one year. He has been with the department for three-and-a-half
"It's an honor to recei e this work, especially after coming
out here day after day and trying to fight crime," Cooks said of
the state award.
Cooks said that his co-workers form one of the best law en-
forcement agencies around. He noted :that all of them work the
streets and out in the community, helping get drugs and crime
off the streets.
Cooks said that Capt. Willie McGhee was rough, but that he
was, molding the officers so that each of them could be one of
the best, Cooks also said that Tammy Fletcher, the department
secretary, helped make sure that the officers were doing every-
thing right.
One of Cooks' latest assignments is helping train Patrolman
Jimmy Fletcher.
"He's a good officer,' Cooks said of his partner. "You know
that, if you're on a traffic stop, or anything, that he's got your
back.. ..
Cooks and his wife, Mar). ha\e three sons, Rashad. B\ ron
and Christopher, Jr. (C.J). He is the son of Minnie Cooks and the
late John Cooks.
Cooks is a minister at Mt. Nebo A.M.E. Church.

Man Dies
Cont From Page 1 A
and internal injuries. At the time Madison County EMS re-
sponded, he was alert and oriented.
McCoy was flown by medical helicopter to Tallahassee
Memorial Hospital, where he later died.
McCoy was working for Standard Contractors, :of Valdosta,
Ga. A spokeswoman for the company said that the company had
no comment on the accident.



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Bl3ue Is Not


Your ColorC

By Ronda Addy
A frightening statistic
released by the National
Institute of Mental Health
states that one in 10 adults,
more than 18 million people
in the United States, experi-
ences clinical depression
every year. Of those, more
than six million women,
twice the number of men,
experience depression every
year. But what exactly is
clinical depression? It is a
serious mental illness that
develops at any age, and
while treatable, it is a life-
long condition.
Some facts to know
.about clinical depression
Women ages 25 to 44
are more likely to experi-
ence depression.
Girls who are entering
puberty are more likely to
experience depression than
Married women have

a higher rate of depression
than unmarried women. It
peaks during childbearing
Elderly women are
more likely to experience
depression than elderly men.
The number one cause
of disability among-women
-is depression.
Only one out of three
women who experience
depression gets help.
Almost 15% of
women who experience
depression commit suicide.
There is a strong tie
between eating disorders
and depression.
What causes clinical
depression to affect more
women than men? The
answer is a combination of
Biological. Women
are more apt to be depressed
during their reproductive
years. Depression can also
occur before menstruation,

during and after pregnancy,
and before menopause.
Genetic. Depression
can run in families.
Someone whose mother,
father or sibling experienced
depression is 25% more
likely to be depressed them-
Psychosocial. Stress
brought on by having a job
and a family, traumatic life
experiences such as rape or
abuse, lack of a support sys-
tem, poverty and sex dis-
crimination can lead to
depression. Women who
have low self-esteem, are
pessimistic and tend to get
stressed out are more likely
to experience depression.
No two people experi-
ence clinical depression the
same way, but there are
some common symptoms to
look for. If you experience
any of these symptoms for
several days over a two-
week period, it's time to see

a doctor.
Crying a lot and feel-
ing persistently sad
Sleeping too much or
too little and not being able
to go to sleep or stay asleep
Loss of interest in
things once enjoyed
Difficulty remember-
ing or making decisions
Physical symptoms
that don't go away, even
with treatment
Thoughts of death and
Loss of energy or feel-
ings of fatigue
Loss of appetite and
weight or eating too much
and gaining weight
Feeling restless and
The treatment for clini-
cal depression includes:
Psychotherapy. For
mild-to-moderate depres-
sion, interpersonal and cog-
nitive/behavioral therapy
can be effective. For women

who are pregnant or are try-
ing to become pregnant,
psychotherapy is the best
course of action because
drugs may harm the baby.
Antidepressant medi-
cines. There is no indication
that antidepressant medi-
cines work better on women
or men, but women general-
ly experience more side
effects. How long the med-
ication is needed depends
upon the degree of depres-
There are also some dos
and don't to fighting clini-
cal depression:
Do learn as much as
you can about depression
and its treatment.
Do exercise everyday.
This will help you feel better
and give you more energy.
Do eat balanced meals
and get enough sleep.
Do take your medicine
and/or attend the counseling
sessions as prescribed by

your doctor.
Do set small goals for
Do stay in touch with
family and friends. Avoid
Do call someone right
away if you are thinking
about suicide.
Don't make any life-
altering decisions, such as
getting a divorce or quitting
your job.
Don't blame yourself
for how you are feeling. You
didn't ask to feel this way.
Don't expect to feel
better right away. Give the
treatment time.
Clinical depression can
impair your ability to func-
tion, both physically and
socially. Although often
misdiagnosed, depression,
once identified, can be treat-
ed. At the first signs of
depression, seek help and
don't become another
alarming statistic.



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a stroke are under the age of by cau
65. These statistics are *
alarming. Recognizing the Wome
symptoms of a stroke or are th
brain attack, as it is some- more
times called, and getting stroke.
immediate treatment
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Sudden problems terol.
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increase the risk of a stroke
and heart disease. Some
you can control and some
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Age. As women get -
older, their risk of stroke.'.
Fariil lusiury.
Chances of ha n.', a stroke
increase if a blood family
member-has had one. Race
also factors into the risk,
with African-American
women 'beiii t ;a greater
Gender. Half the total
deaths caused by strokes
are women.
Previous history of
strokes. Women who have
previously had a stroke are
at greater risk to have a sec-

ie. weight gain, which leads to
ere are some factors an increase in the risk of
)u can control. having a stroke.
Alcoholic intake. Smoking. Women
sive drinking can who smoke are at a greater
lood pressure, there- risk of having a stroke.
sing a stroke. Stress response.
Diabetes mellitus. Unhealthy stress can lead
n who have diabetes to overeating or drinking,
ree to seven times which can increase the
likely to have a chances of a stroke.
,A Increased weight
places women at a
higher risk for high
,4 blood pressure, high
cholesterol, diabetes,
High blood choles- high triglycerides, heart
Having high blood disease and stroke.

terol increases a
n's chances of having
High blood pressure.
man is 20 pounds or
overweight, has a
history of high blood
re, is pregnant, is tak-
certain type of birth
pills or has reached
cause, she has a high-
of developing high
pressure, increasing
k of having a stroke.
Physical inactivity.
of exercise leads to

A stroke can change
your life forever. If you are
lucky, you can make a full
recovery. Women are more
likely to recover from a
stroke than men. New
studies and therapies are
continuing to help people
reduce their chances of
having a stroke. Scientists
at the National Institute of
Neurological Disorders
predict that within the next
10 years, 80% of all
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The 5 "D"s for Prevention of Mosquito Bites

and Mosquito-borne Illness

* Dusk and Dawn Avoid being outdoors when
mosquitoes are seeking blood. For many species,
this is during the dusk and dawn hours.

* Dress Wear clothing that covers most of your

skin, including long sleeved

shirts, pants and


* Deet When the potential exists for exposure to
mosquitoes, repellents containing DEET (N,N-
diethyl-meta-toluamide, or N,N-diethyl-3-methyl-
benzamide) are recommended. Always read label
directions carefully for the approved usage before
applying a repellent to skin. Some repellents are
not suitable for children and DEET is not recom-
mended on children younger than 2 months old.

* Drainage Check around your home to rid the
area of standing water, which is where mosquitoes
can lay their eggs. This includes eaves, troughs and
gutters, old tires, empty plastic pots, tarps on boats,
birdbaths or pet dishes, children's pools and plant
For further information, Visit or call
The Madison County Health Department

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Brave Anad 1Bold

By Tresa Erickson
They provide solace
and support in times of
great need. They are the
workers of the American
Red Cross and they are
available because of the
tireless work and dedica-
tion of a woman named
Clara Barton.
Clara Barton was born
in North Oxford, MA, on
Christmas day in 1821. Her
father was a farmer, and her
mother, a homemaker. The
youngest of five children,
Barton adored her siblings,
and they, her. Barton loved
her family dearly, so much
so that when her brother
David fell from the barn
rafters, she spent two years
nursing him back to health.

The experience would
serve her well later.
Barton did well in
school and became a
teacher at age 17. She
taught for several years,
and although she enjoyed
it, it did not satisfy her need
to help others. When the
Civil War broke out in
1861, Barton volunteered,
distributing supplies and
treating the wounded. In
1864, she became the
superintendent of Union
nurses. When the war final-
ly ended in 1865, Barton
continued her work, help-
ing to find missing soldiers
and identify the dead, and
lecturing about her experi-
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distributing sup- 1881, after years of lobby-
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nch and German the National Society of the
Red Cross was formed.
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Washington, D.C. and
Barton was appointed pres-
ident. For the next 23 years,
she led the organization in
its relief efforts. In that



time, Barton wrote the
amendment to the
American Red Cross' con-
stitution, which provided
relief during war and
peacetime, served as
ambassador and spoke at
several international con-
ferences. In 1884, the
International Red Cross
adopted Barton's ideas and
began providing assistance
during peacetime.
Barton remained
active in the field through-
out her presidency. In
1884, she assisted flood
victims of the Ohio and
Mississippi Rivers. In the
late 1890s, she distributed
food and medicine to vic-
tims of the famine in
Turkey. In 1898, she
worked with the U.S. mili-
tary in Cuba during the
Spanish-American War,
serving food and treating
the sick for 16 hours a.day.
Two years later at the age
of 79, she traveled to
Galveston, TX, to help
flood victims.
In 1904, Barton
resigned from the organi-
zation under pressure for a
larger, more- central admin-
istration. She retired to her
home in Glen Echo, MD,
and continued to lead an
active life. In 1905, Barton
established the National
First Aid Association of

America, teaching the pub-
lic the importance of first
aid and emergency disaster
preparedness. She also
wrote a short biography of
her youth entitled, The
Story of My Childhood.
On April 12, 1912, Barton
died of pneumonia at the
age of 91, leaving behind a
great legacy.
Today the American
Red Cross helps thousands
of people across the coun-
try and around the world.
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Gilbert Named Chairperson Of The Board Of

Directors For Apalachee Mental Health Center

FSU Student "Shadows" At MCMH

By Jessalyn Covell
Greene Publishing, Inc.
On September 1, 1975,
the Association for
Retarded Citizens (ARC)
welcomed a brand new
face to their team. It was
Wilmarie Gilbert.
Gilbert has dedicated
20 good years of her life to
a career that helped fulfill
the lives of others.
Unfortunately, the
ARC closed their support-
ive living program in
October 2005.
Gilbert has been inde-
pendently offering support-
ive living assistance since
February of 2006.
She provides a series
of tasks that helps individu-
als who live in their own
homes to live independent-
ly. Some of these tasks may
be going grocery shopping,
taking them to the doctor,
managing their finances,
counseling, learning how
to make a new recipes,
moving into their new
home, and whatever other
assistance they may need.
For over 10 years now,
Gilbert has been a member
of the board at the
Apalachee Mental- Health

Wilmarie Gilbert
was elected to become
the chairperson for the
Board of Directors for
the Apalachee Mental
Health Center.
Center. Members of the
board represent Madison
County in a positive man-
ner. They advise
Apalachee, as a citizen of
Madison, towards growth
and program needs for
Madison and their eight
county area.
Gilbert's mother,
Wilma Dickey was a mem-
ber of the board as well.
.On Wednesday, June
21, Wilmarie Gilbert was
elected by 11 other mem-
bers on the board to
become the chairperson for
the Board of Directors for

the Apalchee Mental
Health Center. Her main
priority as chairperson is to
chair the meetings.
Gilbert stated, "We
have got challenges that we
must face due to Medicaid
cuts. There will also be an
abundance of new pro-
grams beginning this year."
The Apalachee Center
will be welcoming a new
short-term residential. pro-
gram and a children's in-
that will be offered
amongst Madison resi-
The center will be
looking for new funding
sources. If anyone would
like to help the funding of
the Apalachee Mental
Health Center, please con-
tact Jan Agner at (850)
Wilmare Gilbert has a
wonderful husband, Jim, of
38 years, and they have
four outstanding children:
David, 36; Dianne, 34;
Artie, 28; and Shane, 26.

Caregiver 101
Caregiver 101 is a
free educational seminar
presented by the Memory
Disorder Clinic at
Tallahassee Memorial
HealthCare and the
Alzheimer Resource
Center. Topics will
include diagnosis and
treatment of Alzheimer's
and Parkinson's disease,
medication issues, behav-
ioral interventions, care-
giver stress and
Neurological testing.
Presenters include
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To register for
Caregiver 101 please call
(850) 561-6869.

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Practitioner student, Marlaine Registe are enjoying working together at
the hospital. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jessalyn Covell, June
20, 2006)

By Jessalyn Covell
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Marlaine F. Registe is a current
nurse practitioner student at Florida
State University (FSU) in Tallahassee.
She has been enrolled at FSU for
approximately a year and a half.
Additionally, Registe has been an
employee with Capital Regional Health
Center in Tallahassee for a good five
It is required by FSU's standards that
in order to earn her degree Ahe must com-
plete 180 hours of job shadowing.

Since the beginning of June, Registe
has partnered up with Lucy Strickland, an
Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner of
the Madison County Memorial Hospital
(MCMH). Registe will be participating
within the job-shadowing program every
Tuesday and Wednesday for six long
Registe stated, "I decided to complete
my job shadowing at MCMH because I
love practicing in smaller hospitals.
MCMH has such a great setting."
Also, Registe commented, "Lucy does
it all, I have learned so much from her."

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6B Madison County Carrier Wednesday, June 28, 2006

There Are Options Even In The Face Of A Terminal Illness

By Catherine Arnold, Big
Bend Hospice
The words "terminal"
illness can leave you feel-
ing hopeless and helpless.
You feel there are no
options left, when in fact
there are many options and
decisions to be considered.

Patients usually want
to know whether there are
curative medical treat-
ments to be pursued, about
life-prolonging interven-
tions, what will the disease
process be, what services
can help me.
One option is hospice

care. Hospice care can
relieve or reduce pain,
manage symptoms, and
provide quality times with
family and friends. The
goal of hospice care is to
support the highest quality
of life as possible during a
person's final days.

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honored approach that
allows people to spend
their last days at home or
. in a home-like setting sur-
rounded by
friends and fami-
ly. Hospice care
is available for
anyone who has a
terminal diagno-
sis. The illnesses
are as varied as
each individual in
hospice. There
are those with
cancer, heart dis-
ease, dementia,
chronic obtrusive
pulmonary dis- ,.
ease, or simply
failing to thrive.
Hospice patients ,
are young, middle
age and elderly.
There are important
issues to be considered in
selecting hospice care.
Hospice services offer a
team of professionals who
work to maximize comfort
for the patient, family and
loved ones. At Big Bend
Hospice, the multidiscipli-
nary team includes:
Doctors. Your pri-
mary doctor and Big Bend
Hospice Medical Director,
David Robinson, M.D. and
our county's associate
medical director, Dr. Julie
Schindler, oversee patient

care, along with your per-
sonal physician. David
Robinson, MD is a certi-
fied Hospice and Palliative
Medicine physician. The

certification's rigorous
qualifications ensure that
Big Bend Hospice patients
have the specialized med-
ical care needed for termi-
nal illness. Prior to joining
Big Bend Hospice as
Medical Director in 2003,
Dr. Robinson practiced
internal medicine with the
Southern Medical Group,
PA in Tallahassee.
Nurses. Experienced
in end-of-life care, nurses
visit patients for regular
evaluation and patient
care. They help family

and caregivers understand
the disease process, what
to expect and how to help
care for the patient. The
nurses also communicate
with the doctor to
ensure patient
needs are
addressed. Big
Bend Hospice
also provides
emergency sup-
port 24 hours a
day by phone and
emergency nurse
visits when need-
, Health Aides.
Certified home
health aides pro-
vide extra sup-
port and routine
patient care such
as dressing,
bathing and eating.
Counselors. Chaplains,
lay ministers, and other
spiritual counselors are
available to help support
the patient and family.
Many people in hospice
care have connections to
their home churches or
other spiritual support
systems. Big Bend
Hospice offers additional
support if the patient
Please see Options
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wMadison County Carrier Wednesday, June 28, 2006 7B


Social Workers.
Family Support Counselors
provide counseling and
support to the patient and
family. They also help
with the complex issues of
insurance and other finan-
cial concerns.
Music Therapist. Big
Bend Hospice is the only
hospice in the area to offer
board certified Music
Therapists. These highly
trained therapist use music
to help control pain, to
stimulate memory and
movement, calm fears, and
help increase patient com-
Volunteers. Trained
hospice volunteers offer a
range of services and sup-
port. Patient care volun-
teers can stay with patient
while caregivers run
errands or tend to other
responsibilities. Volunteers
can be companions play-
ing cards, taking walks,

going shopping, reading or
simply just being there.
Bereavement coun-
selors. Professional grief
and loss counselors provide
support and guidance for
family members and loved
ones during and after the
patient's death. This sup-
port continues for up to a
year after the death. Plus,
there are specialized grief
programs for children and
Another important
service offered by Big
Bend Hospice the Hospice
House in Tallahassee. A
home-like setting provides.
acute pain management
and symptom control that
requires 24-hour nursing
support and offers respite
for caregivers. Big Bend
Hospice offers transporta-
tion between hospital or
home and the Hospice
How do you select a
hospice? Some hospices,
like Big Bend Hospice are
nonprofit independent

organizations. Some are
affiliated with other organi-
zations or are for-profit. As
with any other major deci-
sion, gather the facts. Ask
the following:
Is the hospice
What services are
available to the patient?
What services are
available to the family?
What are the
bereavement services?
Who will be pro-
viding the patient care,
how are they trained, how
are they screened?
How involved can
the family members be?
How involved will
the primary care physician
How will the
patient's pain and symp-
toms be managed?
If circumstances
change and the patient has
to be moved to another set-
ting, will the services fol-
Are all costs for

the admitting diagnosis
covered by insurance?
What review or
certification agency over-
sees the hospice? Is the
hospice current with its
review or certification?
The cost for hospice
care will vary depending
on the length and type of
care needed and your insur-
ance coverage. Medicare
and most private insurance
plans cover hospice care.
Big Bend Hospice provides
care without regard to the
patient's ability to pay.
Care Beyond Cure
provided by Big Bend
Hospice addresses two big
fears the fear of pain and
the fear of being alone.
Selecting your hospice
care provider is a very
important and personal
decision. Talk to your doc-
tor and feel free to call Big
Bend Hospice to find our
more about services that
can add life to days when
-medical science can no
longer add days to life.

Red Cross

Blood Drive
WHERE: Madison Winn Dixie Parking Lot,
in the Bloodmobile.
WHEN: June 29 from 1:00 6:00 p.m.

Many of the blood drives in our area have not
been doing well lately and during the summer that can
mean very bad news for the hospitals! We have had
several blood drives in S. GA that have done less that
25% of what was expected and a couple that have done
fewer than five units each. That really hurts our abil-
ity to supply the hospitals with the blood they need.
Summers are always difficult because high schools are
out and we lose those donors and many people are
away on vacation or just busy with other things. This
lead to fewer and fewer people taking the time to
donate blood. We are hoping that the community of
Madison will step up and show some of these other
communities how it is supposed to be done!

You don't have to face the end of life alone.

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8B Madison County Carrier Wednesday, June 28, 2006





By Jessalyn Covell
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Heat exhaustion is a
result of excessive heat and
dehydration. The signs of
heat exhaustion include
paleness, dizziness, nausea,
vomiting, fainting, and a
moderately increased tem-
Rest and water may
help in mild heat exhaus-
tion, and ice packs and a
cool environment may also

More severely exhaust-
ed patients may need IV
fluids, especially if vomit-
ing keeps them from drink-
ing enough.
On the other hand, a
heat stroke is the most
severe form of heat illness.
If this ever occurs, please
contact your local
Emergency Medical
Services department (EMS)
because a heat stroke is a
true medical emergency!
Heat strokes can occur

Madison EMS, Beth Hooker and Rob Covell,
pictured left to right, keep residents out of
harm's way. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by
Jessalyn Covell, June 26, 2006)

even in people who are not
exercising, if the weather is
hot enough. These people
have warm, flushed skin,
and usually do not sweat!
Whether exercise-relat-
ed or not, a person with a
heat stroke usually has a
very high temperature (106
degrees Fahrenheit or high-
er), and may be delirious,
unconscious, or having
These patients need to
have their temperature
reduced quickly, often with
ice packs, and must also be
given IV fluids for rehydra-
tion; they must be taken to
the hospital as quickly as
possible and may have to
stay in the hospital for
observation since many dif-
ferent body organs can fail
in a heat stroke.
Madison County
Emergency Medical
Services (EMS)
Supervisor, Rob Covell,
stated, "I can count the
number of times on two
hands in 31 years of serv-
ice how many-times I have
treated heat stroke patients.
Its common, but no where
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Also, Covell com-
mented, "Stay hydrated,
wear appropriate clothing
and limit your time of
work and exercise to early
morning hours before noon
and after 4 p.m. in the
"The very young and
elderly are the most vulner-
able to heat related emer-
gencies and they are less
likely to cope with high
heat and high humidity."
Dehydration will make
it harder for you to cool off
in two ways; if you are
dehydrated you will not
sweat as much, and your
body will try to keep blood
away from the skin to keep
your blood pressure at the
right level in the core of
your body. But, since you
lose water when you sweat,
you must make up that
water to keep from becom-
ing dehydrated. If the air is
humid, it's harder for your
sweat to evaporate. This
means that your body can-
not get rid of extra heat as
well when it's muggy as it
can when it's relatively dry.
The best fluid td drink
when you are sweating is
water. Although there is a
little salt in your sweat, you
do not really lose that much
salt with your sweat, except
in special circumstances;
taking salt tablets may raise
your body's sodium level
to hazardous levels. (Your
doctor can tell you whether
or not you peed extra salt.)
Sport drinks such as
Gatorade or Powerade will
also work, but water is usu-
ally easier to obtain. And
any kind of drinkable
water, such as tap water or
bottled spring water, will
work. There are bottled
waters around that have
extra minerals and other
things, and in some cases
they may be beneficial for

you, but plain water works
just fine.
Beth Hooker, REMT
commented, "Avoid alco-
hol, caffeine and drinks
that are high in sodium.
Eating a banana is suffici-
cent for replenishing one's
body with the sodium and
potassium needed when
experiencing heat exhaus-
Additionally, "Taking
frequent breaks out of the
sun and finding shade or
somewhere indoors is
always helpful. Wearing
hats, light colored clothing
and putting a wet wash
cloth on the inside of the
arms helps cool the body,"
stated Hooker.
It is also important to
be sensible about how
much you exert yourself
in hot weather. The hotter
and more humid it is, the
harder it will be for you to
get rid of excess heat. The
clothing you wear makes a
difference, too. The less
clothing you have on, and
the lighter that clothing is,
the easier you can cool
Bo Tucker, Emer-
gency Room RN at the
Madison County

Bo Tucker, MCMH
personnel states,
"Heat exhaustion is
more common than
heat strokes." (Greene
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by Jessalyn Covell,
June 26, 2006)

Memorial Hospital
(MCMH), and Paramedic
in Lowndes County, also
commented, "I have only
seen one true heat stroke
patient. Although, there
has been numerous
patients of heat exhaus-
"People need to be
aware of the specific signs
to look for when heat
exhaustion occurs so a
heat stroke does not fol-
low because a heat stroke
can be deadly," he added.


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Children In The South Face Higher Health Risks

Children living in the
South are up to three times
more likely to battle poor
health and its consequences
- including obesity, teen
pregnancy and death than
those in all other regions of
the United States, even if
they receive the same med-
ical care, a new University
of Florida study reveals.
"Hurricane Katrina
gave the world a glimpse of
the disparities in the
South," says Jeffrey
Goldhagen, M.D., M.P.H.,
the study's lead author and
an associate professor of
community pediatrics at the
UF College of Medicine -
Jacksonville. "Our research
documents just how pro-
foundly these disparities
impact the health of chil-
dren in the region."
The study, published
recently in the journal
Pediatrics, is the first to sta-

tistically relate region of
residence to measures of
child health, Goldhagen
"In fact, we now
believe that where a child
lives may be one of the.
most powerful predictors of
child health outcomes and
disparities," he says.
The poor health out-
comes researchers docu-
mented included low birth-
weight, teen pregnancy,
death and other problems
such as mental illness, asth-
ma, obesity, tooth decay
and school performance.
The eight-member
research team set out to
determine whether living in
the South has a negative
effect on children's health
and whether a scientific
approach could identify
which states in the South
have poorer health out-
comes for children. UF

researchers also sought to
look at what is it about liv-
ing in the South that results
in poor health outcomes.
To find out, researchers
computed a Child Health
Index that ranked each state
in the nation according to
five routine indicators of
physical health in children -
percentage of low-birth-
weight infants, infant mor-
tality rate, child death rate,
teen death rate and teen
birth rates. The scores
revealed that eight of the 10
states with the poorest child
health outcomes in the
nation that is, Mississippi,
Louisiana, Arkansas,
Tennessee, Alabama,
Georgia, North Carolina
and South Carolina are in
what the researchers
defined as the Deep South.
The remaining Deep South
states, Kentucky and
Florida, are in the lowest

Living in the Deep
South proved to be the best
predictor of poor child
health outcomes, moreso
than any other factor com-
monly used to describe
health differences among
groups of children, includ-
ing poverty, parents'
employment status or sin-
gle-parent households.
Researchers warn that
the study evaluated children
as a group, so the findings
don't apply to any single
child's risk. And overall,
most American kids are
quite healthy.
The reasons for these
risks are complex and are
related to social, economic
and other public policies in
the South, he says. "These
policies, which consign 50
percent of children to
poverty, neglect quality
early education, generate

huge income disparities,
result in homelessness and
limit access to quality nutri-
tion and critical health serv-
ices, may differentiate chil-
dren in the South from
those in other regions," says
Other researchers say
the findings are valuable
and demand additional
"This paper presents
important disturbing infor-
mation, and adds unique
information to our vast lit-
erature demonstrating
shameful disparities in our
children's health," says
Michael Weitzman, M.D.,
chairman, of pediatrics at
New York University's
School of Medicine. "Why
there are disparities and
what to do about them are
our society's responsibility
to our children."
The study raises vital

questions about the link
between public policies and
children's heath, says Peter
Gorski, M.D., M.P.H:, a
University of South Florida
professor of public health,
pediatrics and psychiatry,
who hopes the team will
next study regional differ-
ences among groups of
individuals categorized by
family income, education
and other characteristics.
"We need new tools
and hypothetical models to
study the ecology of dis-
ease, and we need interdis-
ciplinary professionals
from medicine, public
health, economics and the
social sciences to collabo-
rate," says Goldhagen.
"This can't be shoved under
the desk or put on hold
because the maps show in
color the disparities that
children in the Deep South
face every day."




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Senior Citizen's Center Hosts Health Fair

In Honor Of Senior appreciation Month

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On Wednesday, June 7, Center in honor of Senior
the Big Bend Area Health Appreciation month.
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16B Madison County Carrier Wednesday, June 28, 2006

It Doesn't Have To Be A Pain

By Doris A. Black
Many older adults
experience pain for one
reason or another which
prevents them from getting
a full night's rest. When
this happens, they typically
feel worse the following
day. Their body has not had
a chance to fully regener-
ate, so they feel fatigued
and the pain seems worse.
It is a vicious circle that
never seems to end. Sleep
is a vital component in how
the body manages pain.
Let's look at how these two
elements, pain and sleep,
are related and what can be
done to break the cycle.
Sleep is the body's
way of regenerating itself
both mentally and physio-
logically. When pain inter-
feres with getting a good
night's sleep, other health
problems can occur.
Chronic sleep loss has
adverse effects on almost'
all bodily systems. Studies
have shown that adequate
sleep is a necessary compo-
nent in how the body

metabolizes sugar. Long-
term sleep loss can be a
contributing factor to dia-
betes. Sleep loss can also
trigger overeating, which is
a contributing factor to
obesity, and create a hor-
mone imbalance, which
can affect mood, leading to
mood swings and making
the body more susceptible
to disease. Sleep loss also
affects the brain, making a
person feel sluggish or out-
of-sorts. The amount of
sleep required to fully
regenerate the body is dif-
ferent for each person.
While some people may
require a full eight to 10
hours, others may be ready
to go after four or five.
There are two types of
pain: acute and chronic.
Both types of pain can
interfere with deep sleep.
Acute pain is described as
an intense, sharp pain that
comes on suddenly, such as
the pain experienced after
surgery. Typically, this type
of pain will subside as the
body heals. Chronic pain is

a dull, constant pain that
never seems to let up. This
type of pain is often associ-
ated with conditions, such
as degenerative disc dis-
ease and rheumatoid arthri-
tis. Pain management
patients report having trou-
ble finding a comfortable
position, waking several
times during the night and
often being unable to return
to sleep.
Pain medication may
also interfere with normal
sleep patterns. Often med-
ications contain a combina-
tion of drugs necessary to
effectively treat pain, and
unfortunately, some of
these contain caffeine, a
stimulant that' makes sleep
nearly impossible for some
people to achieve.
Migraine headache med-
ications are a good exam-
ple of these. People who
think pain medication
could be the cause of their
sleeplessness should check
with their doctor to see if
an alternative form of med-
ication is available.
There are other steps
people can take to improve
their sleeping habits.
People should have a posi-
tive mindset. Once the
body is conditioned to hav-
ing a bad night's rest, it can
become a self-fulfilling
prophecy. Those who
expect to get little sleep and
be in pain can expect to get
up several times during the
Changing bedtime
behavior can often lead to a
more restful night's sleep.
Practicing stress manage-
ment techniques before bed
may induce sleep. Some
experts recommend prepar-
ing the room for sleep.
Temperature and light are
considered key factors to a
good night's sleep. Experts
recommend keeping the
room cool and blocking out

all light sources. The bed-
room should be off-limits
to other activities, such as
watching TV or eating, and
reserved for sleep only.
Sleep aid .medications
are also an option for those
who can't get to sleep by
any other method.
Although they were once
considered troublesome
with their side effects,
pharmaceutical companies
have now developed effec-
tive sleep medications with
virtually no side effects.
Referred to as nonbenzodi-
azepines, these newer
drugs deliver a more restful'
sleep than their predeces-
sors. Patients report waking
in an alert state of mind,
feeling fully refreshed.
Sleep is a vital process
necessary to keeping all
parts of the body strong.
No matter what their age,

people should not let pain
keep them from getting the
sleep they need. For those
who have attempted every-

thing (counting sheep
included) and still can't
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MNC Hosts Many Events For CNA Week

By Jessalyn Covell
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On June 15-22 the
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various causes. If you think you
may have a skin allergy, seek med-
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today's column, or if you would like
to learn how to best care for your
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staff competed for prizes
for being the best clown.
Where else could you be a
clown at work and get
away with it? The winners
included Lisa Haynes,
first place; David Mobley,
second place; and Talia
Dennard, consolation
Monday, June 19, the
best-dressed Pirate who
took home the treasure
was Latrelle Smith.
Tuesday, June 20 it
was Banana Split Day at
Madison Nursing Center.
The best looking banana
was awarded to Clarice
Wednesday, June 21,
the staff and residents par-
ticipated in a fun filled
water day. Who was the
wettest duck? The prize
was presented to Katie
Hodge for getting soaked
and being the best sport!
On Thursday, June

22, the staff and residents
enjoyed a grand slam
finale pizza party. The
CNA of the year was
proudly presented to Judy
The Madison Nursing

Center has plenty of won-
derful CNA'S who dedi-
cate their commitment,
compassion and care to
the residents and to their
working relationships
amongst each other.

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CNA of the year, Judy Aikens and one of the
MNC residents, Bertha Weaver enjoys being
friends! (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by
Jessalyn Covell, June 23, 2006)

The CNA'S of MNC Samson, Mini Scott,
include: Judy Aikens, Diane Siphon, Lateral
Delores Allen, Maggie Smith, Eva Straighter,
Burks, Laytoya Cody, Yesica Strickland, Sondra
Talia Dennard, Tracie Wallace, Rosetta
Dennard, Martinf Weatherspoon, Zedora
Giacomazzi, Lisa Haynes, Weatherspoon, Mammie
Katie Hodge, Martha Lee, Morgan, Evelyn
Clark Hood, Matte Robinson, Curtis
Mallet, Sandra Motley, McClain, David Mobley,
Dorothy Moore, Monica Mary Jones, Derek
Moore, Jennifer Williams, Michelle
Richardson, Crystal Thomas, Angela Dean,
Robinson, Vanessa Angela Robinson and
Robinson, Lucinda Andrea Vickers.

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By Kathy Scott
Osteoporosis, a condi-
tion that affects older
women and is characterized
by a decrease in bone mass
and density that results in
fragile and porous bones, is
a serious health threat.
There are no obvious symp-
toms so it is likely to go
unnoticed until a bone
breaks. Complications from
fractures caused by weak-
ened bones can be as dan-
gerous as breast cancer.
However, there are steps
you can take to help your
bones stay as thick and
healthy as possible.
Getting enough calci-
um when you're young is a
sensible first step. Yes,

there is the danger of rais-
ing your cholesterol with
too many dairy products.
J3ut eating lowfat dairy
products will help ease this
concern. As you age you
can supplement your calci-
um intake by cooking with
skim milk instead of water.
For instance, add skim milk
to soup, gravy .and oatmeal.
If you take a calcium sup-
plement, be careful that you
consume only enough to
meet the daily recommend-
ed dose. Too much calcium
can result in kidney prob-
lems and hinder the absorp-
tion of other nutrients.,
Vitamin D aids the
bones in absorbing calcium.
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both good sources of vita-
min D. Sunlight, in small
doses, also helps in the
absorption of calcium. If
you are not getting enough
daily lUs (international
units), take a supplement.
Women in their 50s and 60s
should have about 400 lUs
and 600-1,000 lUs for
older women.
Eating healthier foods
is another way to prevent
osteoporosis. Keep your
portions of meat small and
try tofu to keep your protein
intake low and your calci-
um intake high. Animal
protein may pull calcium
out of the bones, making
them weaker. Soy products
however, help thicken

Women who suffer
from arthritis also work
and care for their families
every day. They often wake
up in pain, experiencing
stiffness in their joints, but
they still fulfill their obli-
gations. Arthritis is tough
and it becomes worse with
age. With a few modifica-
tions, however, you can
stay active and remain as
pain-free as possible.
The first step is to visit
your doctor's office. They
will ask you questions
about the stiffness and/or,
pain in your joints. They
may prescribe medication
that will- help lubricate
joints or shrink the
swelling surrounding the
Despite prescriptions
or over-the-counter pain
relievers, arthritis sufferers
may still experience fairly
severe pain. What can they
do? A positive attitude is a
great way to begin. Instead
of focusing on the things
you cannot do, focus on the

bones and, allegedly,
reduce the symptoms of
You will gain even
more ground in the battle
against osteoporosis by
making other-changes in.
your lifestyle. Exercise
your bones and make them
stronger. Use a variety of
weight-bearing activities
(jogging and walking) and
strength-training activities
(weight lifting, machines)
for optimal benefits. If you
have already been diag-
nosed. with osteoporosis,
stay away from high-
impact aerobics. Stop
smoking as it can thin your
bones. If you drink alco-
hol, limit yourself to one

things you can.
You can live a normal
life. Use whatever means
available to you to reduce
your pain and frustration.
Seek out knowledge about
your situation and imple-
ment that knowledge. You
can do it!

drink per day.
The coming of DEXA
(dual energyx-ray absorp-
tiometry) onto the medical
scene has made the diagno-
sis of osteoporosis much
easier. However, the test.
isn't always necessary for
women who are still pre-
menopausal and have no
osteoporosis risk factors.
The test costs anywhere
from $125-$250 and may
not be covered by your
insurance company. Good
candidates for a bone den-
sity test are post-
menopausal women under
65 who are not taking hor-

Estrogen has been an
accepted treatment of thin-
ning bones for some
women. Women who are at
risk for breast or ovarian
cancer should probably not
take estrogen. So what can
you do? Biphosphonates,
Raloxifene and nasal
Calcitonin are alternate
medications that you can
discuss with your doctor.
Staying ahead of bone
loss and taking care of
your general health will
save you hours of discom-
fort later on. Consult with
your doctor and keep an
open mind to new treat-

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