Madison County carrier
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Title: Madison County carrier
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Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 58 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Tommy Greene
Place of Publication: Madison Fla
Creation Date: July 26, 2006
Frequency: weekly
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Coordinates: 30.466389 x -83.415278 ( Place of Publication )
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began Aug. 5, 1964.
General Note: Co-publisher: Mary Ellen Greene.
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Runaway Arrestedl

By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Deputy Josh Harris ar-
rested a teenage girl, who
was reported as a runaway
from Hamilton County on
Monday, July 24.
According to the Madi-
son County Sheriff's' Office,
Kimberly Morgan Rye was'
arrested for burglarizing a
church youth center in Lee.
The Department of Juve-
' nile Justice returned Rye to
Hamilton County, where she
may face more charges.
Rye had run away in
February. A statewide Amber
Alert was issued for her at
that time before she returned
to her family safely.

Kimberly Morgan Rye
She is the daughter of
Jameg and Priscilla Rye, who
used to live in Lee, but now
live in the Blue Springs area,;
inside Hamilton County.

Allen Cherry Hired

As Full-Time County


By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The Madison County
Commission approved an in-
house transfer and hired
Allen Cherry as its full-time
County Coordinator at its
Wednesday, July 19, meet-
County Cornni~iotsner
Roy Ellis, who pointed out
that the county's budget
process was coming up,
made a motion to place Cher-
ry as the county's full-time
coordinator and hire another
person to replace him as the
Solid Waste Director.
Cherry had been serving
in both capacities at only one
salary that of the County
After a discussion about
the hiring process, the vote
passed 4-1, with Commis-
sioner Clyde King voting
against the motion.

Allen Cherry,
Cherry, was questioned
about how much longer he
could do both jobs. He. re-
sponded that he could do it as
long as needed. :
Public Works Supervisor
Jerry McClune said that his
department which Solid
Waste falls under would
need at -least a two or three
week notice.

School Board Approves

Slight Increase In

School Lunch Prices

By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc..
The Madison County
School Board approved a
slight increase in breakfast and
lunch prices for students at



2 Sections, 24 Pages
Around ladison Co 5-310A
Church Section B
Classified 16A
Community Calendar 5A
Farm/Ouidoors 15A.
Health 12-13A
Legals 17A
Obituaries 5A
Regional Crime 4A
School 14A
Viewpointrs 2-3A

their Tuesday, July 19, meet-
The prices will. go up five
cents per student for students
who are not in the free lunch
The board also approved
Debe Scott's retirement. Scott,
who served as the art teacher
and yearbook sponsor at the
high school, was in the state's
Deferred Retirement Option
Program (DROP) arid chose to
take her retirement at this time.
Jacquelyn Dupuis was
hired as a teacher at Madison
County Central School. At the
same school, Cindy Brooks re-
signed as a custodian.
Katina Glover, a teacher,
requested family medical leave
from August 3 through Noem-
ber 6.
Bridgette Miller was ap-
proved funding for a program
called "Reading Cultures
Through Ceramics." She and
Cheryl James, the grants ad-
ministrator, had written a
grant to obtain those funds.
A change was made to
page 27 of the Student Pro-
gression Plan.
The Excel Alternative
School's School Improve-
ment Plan was reviewed and

Craig Terminated As Pastor

Following Arrest, Allegations

By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Robert Craig was arrested for battery
on Wednesday, July 19.
The battery charge came as the result
of a brief altercation with a member of
his family.
Craig, who was the pastor at Hicko-
ry. Grove and Pinetta United Methodist
Church, also had a domestic injunction
filed against him on Friday, July 21.
In the domestic injunction, the moth.
er of a ju venile (not related to Craig' al-
leged that Craig had made several sexual
remarks to her daughter.
The injunction also stated that Craig
had spoken about. pornography on his
computer to some of the youth in the
church. When Craig asked them to go get
his Bible for him, they reportedly
checked the history on the computer and
found pornographic sites, including some

showing teenaged girls.
Bishop Timothy Whitaker, of the

Robert Craig

MPD Hosting National Night Out

By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc. . u
The Madison Police De-
partment will host the National
Night. Out (NNO), a unique
crime/drug prevention event '
sponsored by the National As-
sociation of Town Watch
(NATW) on TueJsday. August
1, from 3-9 p.m., at the Madi-
son.Fire Station.
The MPD will fingerprint
children, take photographs of A I
Please see MPD, Page 2A

Fire Department

.Hosting "Cookout

With The Candidates"
Madison Fire Rescue and the Madi-
S on Volunteer Fire Department will be
holding the first-ever "Cookout With
The Candidates"' on Thursday, July 27.
:. hecookout will be held on the
C. courthouse lawn, beginning at 5:30

The fire department will be serving
S0BBQ chicken with beans, slaw, bread and
a drink for $5.00. There will be a cake auc-
tion starting around 5:30 p.m. as well. All
Sounds raised will go .to benefit Madison
F.e and Rescue and the MVFD.

Unfinished Railroad Crossing

Draws Complaints
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Complaints have beenI received at this .
newspaper and by the Madison County Public
Works Department about the condition of the
railroad crossing on MLK Drive, south of
"It's not finished," has been the chief com-
plaint as people have, tried to cross the railroad
safely and with ease. Some of the complaints
Please see Railroad, Page 2A

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Florida Annual Conference of the United
Methodist Church, terminated Craig's
employment with the two churches he
was serving. Craig, who was ordained in
another denomination, was intending to
. pursue a relationship with the UMC and
was serving both churches as a 'supply
pastor. According to Rich Quackenbush,
pastor of Lee United Methodist Church,
"Supply pastors are appointed in essence
from week to week and do not have a
. permanent relationship .with the United
Methodist Conference."
The Conference responded to
Craig's arrest with the following state-
ment: "While the Conference cares about
and is deeply concerned for Mr. Craig
and his family, it is inappropriate, for a
minister of another denomination who
has been charged with these serious alle-
gations to serve in the United Methodist


Qualify To

Run For

Public Office

By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Qualifying ended Friday,
July 21, for the Madison
County primary election,
which will be held Tuesday,
September 5.
A total of 24 candidates
filed to run for the post, 'which
are .open for election on that
day. Two people also filed to
run as no-party affiliation can-
didates, who will not be on the
ballot until the November 7
general election.
Two. Republican candi-
Please see Candidates, Page
Chris Neal
Seeks. Funding
For New
Recreation Park

unris Ieal
By Jacob Bembry.
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Chris Neal is a man with a
Neal'saw that the youth of
Madison County needed a
place where they could go and
feel safe to engage in recre-
ational activities. Seeing this,
he formed a not-for-profit cor-
poration called the
LOC.NEAL Corporation to.
pursue that plan.
Neal is pursuing several
federal and state grants and is
currently looking for a facility
and a small building to make
Please see Neal, Page 2A

2A .Madison County Carrier www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, July 26, 2006


With The Publisher
Mary Ellen Greene

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

Referendum To Allow A Half-Cent Local

Sales Tax To Be On Sept. 5th Ballot

Bill Sefu

The Madison County Commission voted to direct County
Attorney Tom Reeves and Madison County Memorial Hospital
Cary Hardee to place a referendum on either the September 5th
ballot or November 7th ballot. The referendum will allow for a
half-cent of the local option sales tax to go toward constructing
* a new hospital in Madison County.
On Thursday, July 20, the Madison County Democratic Ex-

ecutive Committee endorsed the commission's decision to
place the issue before the voters of Madison County. The Madi-
son County DEC supports taking action to improve health care
options for the people of Madison County.

: Jim Catron, Chair

Sales Tax For New Hospital

Memo to Commissioners: Your vote 7/20/06 to put on the
ballot .a ? cent tax for a new Madison County hospital is the right
action at an unfortunate time. Commissioner Moore's is right
that we might look to Perry's success in approving a hospital
tax. But Perry was not losing Buckeye when their hospital tax
was voted in. Smithfield's closing could affect a vote to in-
crease the-sales tax here.
Another problem is that people will realize we already pay
an extra 7th cent sales tax. After the new jail was paid for, there
was no vote of the people to keep on taxing ourselves one cent
more than the.6. the state requires. The County Commission
vote to keep the extra tax fdr 1-10 development and budget help'
was hardly noted by the public. .
It's serious if we don't vote FOR the added extra sales tax,
for no state grant nor foundation grant would support a hospital
here if we don't want it. Steps to help guarantee passage of the
hospital tax:
(1) Re-work the budget in planning sessions this month.and
dedicate ? cent of the sales tax we already pay to the hospital
fund. We have continued to pay an extra penny above the 6%
the state requires although the new jail was paid for. Instead of


using ? of that extra penny to pay for I-10, cut back to ? cent and
adjust the short term borrowing for 1-10 construction costs.
Wal-Mart \ ants to be in the city of Madison and there is no line-
up of businesses to locate at-our 1-10 interchanges. Our priority
is the hospital.
(2) Donate a percentage of your commission income to the
hospital fund as support by county government leaders. Con-
stitutional officers who want to be re-elected will follow your
(2) Help enlist civic groups, as well as all churches in your
district, to pledge financial support.Madison's millionaires are
generous for community causes and will be so for the hospital.
Voters need to hear donation amounts before the vote, as during
the campaign for United Way.
Putting 1/4 cent of our 7th cent sales tax now into the hos-
pital fund will guarantee a start of.the hospital fund and en-
courage voters to increase our sales tax. Donors will respect us
and support the hospital. When the ballot issue is approved, ? of
a cent of the new 7and ? cent sales tax goes into the hospital
fund. We can guarantee success for our hospital..
Marianne Green


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the dream a reality.,
Neal plans to get a number
of NFL payers involved in..th.e.
"Funding is the key deter-
minant in the success of the
project," Neal said.,
He said that he is also
seeking sponsors for the pro-
The proposed recreation
park will be separate from any
other recreation park in the
Madison area.
If you would like any in-
formation on the LOC.NEAL
Corporation, please email Neal
at cneal305 @vahoo.com.







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NEIGHBOR have even come from Madison
County's EMS personnel.
/ /k 7T g {Ej kj a When Jo Williams, admin- d
1/o /istrative assistant to Public
Works Director Jerry Me- d
Clune, was contacted, she said
L That she had received a number
6-E. c gof complaints about the cross-
ing and that she had contacted
CSX on numerous occasions
V .. "to come and fix it. She said
Si that she had spoken to some-
one last week, who had
promised to get someone to.
Madison to fix the problem.
To report a complaint
p about this or any other railroad
Family: Husband, Shawn and five children crossing, please call the Rail
Occupation: Manager at McDonalds Police 1-800-232-0144. A per-
Spare time: I enjoy taking my kids to the park son filing the complaint needs
Favorite place to travel: "Hawaii because you not only the location of the
don't have to worry about the temperature or time crossing but the number on it
change" also. The number on the cross-
ing at MLK is 625499-J.

MPD cont from page 1A

them and DNA samples for their identification, in case anything happens to them. This will assist
police in helping locate the children if anything unfortunate happens and they go missing.
MPD Sgt. William Greene is heading up the National Night Out locally.
Last year's National Night Out campaign involved citizens, law enforcement agencies, civic
groups, businesses, neighborhood organizations and local officials from over 10,000 civic com-
munities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases worldwide. In all,
over 34 million people participated in NNO 2005.
National Night Out is designed to:
*Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness;
*Generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs;
*Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and
*Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fight-
ing back.

plates filed to run for election. Both are unopposed in their primary for the seats they are seeking,
so they automatically go on the November 7 ballot.
Margie Foust filed tp,run as a Republican candidate for Superyiisor of Elections. Bob Pugh
ided to run as a Republican candidate for County CommissionergDfsitrict 2.-,- r '!i r!? to
Since both seats will not be,decidedduntil the general, election, Republicans, wishing to. vote in
he Democratic primary may switch to the Democratic party and switch back immediately after
he primary. They have until August 7 to make up their mind.
Vying in the Democratic primary for Supervisor of Elections are Tania Stokes-Williams, Bet-
y Vann, Jada Woods Williams, and Shane Roland. The winner of this primary will face Foust in
he general election.
The winner of the general election will replace Linda Howell, who is retiring from the office.
Vying in the Democratic primary for County Commissioner, District 2, are incumbent Clyde
King, Wayne Vickers, and Pat Baker Raines. The winner will face Pugh and non-party candidates
erry L. Page and Mack Primm in the general election.
Incumbent Alfred Martin is running unopposed as the candidate for County Commissioner,
District 4.
Judge Wetzel Blair is unopposed in his race for county judge.
Incumbent Susie Bishop Williamson will face former School Board Member Ronnie Ragans
Lnd Howard James Bennett in the race for School Board, 'District 1.
Incumbent VeEtta L. Hagan-Smith will face Jerri A. Haynes in the race for School Board, Dis-
rict 3.
Incumbent Bart Alford faces challenges from Sean Alderman and Jerome Wyche in the race
or School Board, District 5.
There could conceivably be a run-off for the District 1 and District 5 School Board seats if no
candidate receives 50 percent or more of the vote in the primary.
All School Board seats are non-partisan.
Four people filed as non-partisan candidates for the Soil and Water Conservation Superinten-
Vernell M. Flowers filed for District 1. Jean Boothe Brandies filed for District 2. John Gor-
[on Ashley III filed for District 4. Walter Copeland filed for District 5.
The four candidates are unopposed.

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Wednesday, July 26, 2006 www.greenepublishing.com Madison County Carrier 3A


Lee Limelight
Jacob Bembry

Miranda Turns 15,

Girls Hold Car Wash

And Fundraisers Galore
Vacation Bible School continues through Friday evening at
Lee UMC. It's open to ages, from nursery through the sixth grade.
The event begins at 6-8:30 p.m. The theme of the VBS is "Trea-
sure Cove."
My cousin, Miranda Reynolds, celebrated her 15th birthday
on July 20. Happy birthday, girl!
Miranda's dad, Robert Reynolds, won a race last Frida\
evening in Douglas, Ga., with his revved-up pickup truck. Con-
gratulations, Robert!
Maurice and Beth Register visited Maurice's ,mother, Ruby
Register, for several days. Maurice and Beth live in Lees. ille.
I was happy to see Tiffany Register, Ariell Brock and Brandy
Kinard, along with Donna Thomas, washing cars in Madison last
Tuesday. The girls were doing it to raise money for Crystal Far-
nell, who needs a kidney transplant..
A skeet shoot will be held Saturda., August 5, at the home of
Wally and Vonnie Davis, on Rocky Ford Road, north of Mladison.
six miles from Highway 145. It will raise funds for Crystal Far-
nell, who needs a kidney transplant.
A fundraising dinner will be held for Cr stal on Augu.I 19.
Details for the dinner, which will feature an auction and other
things, are still in the works. I will keep you posted on the plans.
A peanut boil will be held Saturday, August 5,. a Midw a\
Church of God,'beginning at 6 p.m. The Singing Reflectsons will
be the special musical guests at the outdoor sing. An offering will
be received during the sing for the granddaughter of Virginia.
Johnson. Sister Johnson's infant granddaughter has cancer of the
eye and is undergoing treatment for the cancer.
Also, on August 5, will be the Back to School Fair at the Four
Freedoms Park in Madison, and the softball tournament fundrais-
er for the Harris Triplets at the Recreation Park in Madison. The
,triplets, who are the children of Josh and Amber Harris, have
been in the hospital in Albany, Ga. since their birth a couple of
months ago. They were born prematurely.
Please go out and support these fundraisers.. I'msure that all
of the families need yoiw.help. .
S.... -Belated bi rthday. wishes are. extendedto-Carol Brooks, who.
'celebrated her big day on Wednesday, July 19. Her son, Kevin
Brooks, will celebrate his birthday next Wednesday, August 1.
My nephew, Ryan Leutner, will turn 18 years old this Satur-
day, July 29.
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

As The Summer Winds Down,,

We're Sleeping Late
Have you forgotten where you left your alarm clock?
Gatepost has. Well, actually, it fell off a table and lost a battery. We
haven't replaced it yet. After all, we don't have to be anyplace in
the early A.M. right now. Hope you're enjoying your late morn-
Stannon McCreary gave up his' late snoozing. He loped off
last week and joined the Marines. Godspeed, young man.
Jimmy and Martha Register spent several days in St. Augus-
tine with a reunion of her family. They're back, relaxed and re-
Gatepost is back, too, along with Nell Ring and Sara Jean
Copeland. We went up to Indian Springs Camp Meeting above
Macon, Ga., and got a good dose of singing, shouting, and Bible
preaching. What a spiritual re-fueling that was.
Let's wish these people a happy birthday this week. Bill
Throgmorton, Elmer Spear, and Tanyatta Smith, July 26; Rebecca
Wambolt and Wayne Sails, July 27; Paul Webb, Jr., Vertle Brinson,
and Trey Killingsworth, July 28; Felicia Cherry, Travis Hames,
Casey Allen, Lauren Maultsby, Jared Waring, Sissy Medders
(she'll be four), and Shykerra Rodgers, July 29; Hank Stallings,
July 30; Jessica Norwood, Charles Maultsby, and Cathy Studstill,
July 31; Mike Christmas, August 1; and Tekindra West and Alice
Sims, Aug. 2. May you have all the ice-cream'cake you want.
We wish a very blessed wedding anniversary to John Paul and
Julie Maultsby on July 27 and to Glen and Lynne King on July 31.
May you have many more good years.
Picket Fence Pride: the brilliant crepe myrtles along the Oak
Ridge roadside and out by the school board office. These are so-
lace to the soul.
Let's add Col. Hodges to our prayer list. He has come home
from the hospital, but is still in need of our prayers.
Let's also pray for Sara Fraleigh. She is quite ill.
This week is Sales Tax Holiday in Florida. Save some money
before July 30. In Georgia, it'll be August 3-6.
Sunday night at 6, you're invited to the Fifth Sunday Sing at Uni-
ty Church on Hwy. 145. They'll have wonderful refreshments af-
Call 973-4141 or 973-3820 with your news bits and birthdays.
Email javvag@hotmail.com, or leave a note at the Greene Pub-
lishing Building on Hwy. 53 S.
Meet you at the gatepost next week.

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Name: Barbara Johnson
Family: -Husband, Robert, three
grown children and six grandchildren
.Residence: Madison
Title: Patient Account Representa-

4 Main responsibility: Billing pa-
tient accounts
Spare time: Enjoy grandchildren,
shopping and being around my church

Name: Bertha Hall
Family: Husband, Willie, three g,
children and five grandchildren .I
Residence: Lee
Title: Medical Assistant
Main responsibility: ,Screening ;,.:; '
patients, triage, referrnals and calling in
Spare time:: Watching television
and shopping
.. Name: Beth Fulford
Family: Children: Jacob, Aaron
and Katie .
. Residence: Madison
Title: Nurse Practicioner,
$ Main responsibility: Taking care
of people
Spare time: Playing

Name: Barbara Lancaster
Family : Three children. si\ grand-
children and ti\e great grandchildren
Residence: Sutmannee Countr
Title: Licensed Practical Nurse
_Main responsibility: Triage, refer-
rals and calling in prescriptions
Spare time: Curves, and \ard work



Adrian Kinsey and DOR.vs. Terrance Bellamy-support
Lonnie Hagan and DOR vs. Crystal Wimberly-support
Bridgett Davis and DOR vs. Ronnie Harris, Jr.-support
In Re: Adoption .
Ronald Gene Beckner vs, /Sandra E. Beckner-simple disso-

Matilda Thomas vs. Marvin Thomas-domestic injunction
Bank of New York vs. Tracy E. Hampton-mortgage fore-
Amanda Jean Vasquez vs. Jose Rubical Lopez-domestic in-


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PeaceIn Palestine
For the past several weeks, the situation between Israel and
her neighbors has taken center-stage. Among other, things.
which it knocked off the front page was Iran's development of
nuclear technology. Do you think there might be a connection?
This summer crisis began with a Hamas attack from Gaza
into Israel and the kidnapping of an Israeli soldier.. Don't forget
that as a result of recent elections, Hamas is now the ruling par-
ty of the Palestinian Authority. So either the government can-
not control its' gunmen or sanctions cross-border attacks and
kidnapping. In either case, it does not bode well for Israel's
ability to make peace with her Palestinian neighbors.
Then, conveniently before die latest G-8 Summit,. Iran's
proxy Hezbollah from southern Lebanon launches a murderous
raid across Israel's northern border and, just to outdo Hamas,
kidnaps two Israelis. Iran created Hezbollah in 1982 and has
funded it ever since. In response, Israel invaded the first twen-
ty miles of Lebanon and occupied a space smaller than Madison
CountN' for 18 years. In 2000, Israel withdrew from Lebanon.
The United Nations was supposed to patrol this neutral territo-
ry, buit immediately, Hezbollah terrorists mo' ed in and used this
ground to raid northern Israel and launch rockets into cities like
Raifa. So much for the failed ideas of UN peacekeepers and
"peace for land."
Here is the problenr both Hamas and Hezbollah have stat-
ed time and again that the\ won't be satisfied until every Jew
has been pushed into the sea and Israel ceases to exist. How do
you negotiate with anyone, let alone a bunch of terrorists, who
hold such an extreme position? I realize that there is a liberal,
feel-good theory w which holds that such talk is simply rhetoric,
but how can you ignore the talk in the face of such actions -
cross-border attacks, killings, kidnapping, and rocket barrages?
The answer is you can't ignore this type of hate speech; instead,
you must take it a face-value.
So, what is the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) doing-about the
predicament? It is using the current crisis to destroy her ene-
mies and their ability to wage war on the Jewish homeland. Of
the two, it is apparent that Hezbollah, complete with her support
from Iran through Syria, is the greater threat than Hamas. So,
just like historN teaches us, the prudent approach in a two-front
% ar is to go after the more serious eneni\ first, lea\ ing the sec-
ond-stnng for mop-uIp duties.
Complicit in this approach, the United States is giving Is-
rael a free hand to complete the mission ... so far. Previous ad-
ministrations (would have rushed to the region to conduct'.shut-
tie diplomacy and broker a cease fire "peace in our times" in,
the words of Neville Chamberlain, followed soon by a resump-
tion of hostilities. However, George Bush is laying hands-off to
allow the IDF an opportunity to achieve a lasting peace by de-
stroying,her enemies.
The thing that makes this conflict different from the past is
that the enemy is not a nation-state but, rather, a shadowy ter-,
rorist organization. Accordingly, moderate Arab nations like
Jordan, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia have not been vocal in their
condemnation of Israel because they have just as much to fear
from outfits like Hezbollah. Bush has taken a little partisan heat
for not stepping into the breach, but the argument of 'how do
you negotiate with a terrorist organization' is powerful. That
makes about as much sense as trying to tame a rattlesnake.
It is unfortunate that the fledgling democracy in Lebanon is
caught in the cross-fire, but the IDF is being pretty careful to
limit civilian casualties. Also, I have to question just how in-
nocent these so-called civilians are since the terrorists have cho-
sen to blend into the population of southern Lebanon. After
more than two decades, Hezbollah is pretty well imbedded with
their hosts.
How successful will Israel be in dealing her enemies a crip-
pling blow? Maybe an even more. important question is how
long does Israel have to complete the mission before the world
demands a cease-fire? Although the Israeli Air Force is a world-
class outfit, it will most likely require "boots on the ground" to
.root out Hezbollah and its weapons of terror. But this thing is
for sure: in order for peace to return to Palestine, Islamo-fascist
groups like Hezbollah will need to be crushed.

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IV Madison;tountty


Man Arrested For Shoplifting

A Madison man was ar-
rested on Sunday, July 23, and
charged with shoplifting.
According to a Madison
Police Department report, Pa-
trolman Brandon Abbott was
dispatched to the Fast Track at

302 East Base Street in refer-
ence to a shoplifter.
When Abbott arrived, he
made contact with the store
manager, who advised him
that a man wearing a red shirt
and cutoff jeans had possibly

stolen items from the store.
Abbott followed the sus-
pe,ct, Rufus Thompkins, Jr.,
outside and he went into a
public bathroom. When he
came out, Abbott questioned
him about the offense and he

August 7, 2006 the registration books close the Primary Election, therefore in order
to vote in this election you must be registered by that deadline.

The Primary Election will be held September 5, 2006.

All voters are reminded, you are required to provide Photo/Signature I.D., such as
Florida Driver's License, Florida Identification Card, or some photo ID when you
go to vote otherwise you must vote, a provisional ballot.

Pursuant to Section 101.5612 of the Florida Statutes, the Logic and Accuracy test
of the ballot tabulating equipment to be used in Primary Election, September 5,
2006, will be held on August 19, 2006 at 8:30 AM in the Supervisor of Elections'
Office, Madison County Courthouse Annex, 229 SW Pinckney St. Room 113. The
test is conducted to ascertain that the equipment will correctly count the votes cast
for all offices and all measures in the Primary Election.

This test is open to the press, candidates, and to the public.

Linda T. Howell, Supervisor of Elections, Madison County

Rufus Thompkihs, Jr.
said that he had not taken any-
MPD Sgt. William
Greene searched the bathroom
and found two bottles of
Smirnoff beer in the sink cab-
inet in the bathroom.
Thompkins was then
placed under arrest and trans-
ported to the Madison County
Jail without incident.

Zoning Board will hold its meeting in the Commission Meeting Room of the County Courthouse
Annex, Room 107. A copy of proposed amendments may be inspected by the public at the
Office of the Madison County Commissioners Administration Office.

Please be advised that if a person decides to appeal any decision made with respect to any matter
considered at this hearing, such person will need a record of these proceedings, and for this
purpose such person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.

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Saturday, July 29th
2:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m.
Central Baptist Church Fellowship Hall
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cMadison County Crime Report

..William Henry

D.O.B. 9/23/62
U*Height: 6'03" -Weight: 220
SSex: Male Race: Black ,
Hair Color: Black* Eye Color: Brown
Wanted For:
Dealing In Stolen Property
The Crime report is published every Wednesday. It also in-
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 individual(s),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-
forcement authorities and it in no w\\a is an as gumption or in-
sinuation of guilt by tius ne\u paper or its staff. All persons are
assumed innocent until proven guiIltt in a court of law.
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The Madison County Planning & Zoning Board has scheduled a Public Hearing
regarding the following Proposed Land Use Changes tothe Madison County Future Land Use


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1) Change approximately 80 acres located South of -10 on Hwy 221, Greenville from
Agriculture 2 Land Use to Highway Interchange Land Use. The parcels are in Section
4, Township South, Range 7 East,

2) Change approximately 690 acres located North and South ofl-10 between Hwy 53 and
Hwy 22, Madison from Agriculture 2 Land Use to Highway Interchange Land Use.
Theparcelsare inSections 16,17,20,21,&22,Township 1 South, Range lOEast

The Madison County Planning and Zoning Board, acting as the Local Planning Agency,
will hold a Public Hearing on the adoption of Future Land Use Map Amendments on
THURSDAY, AUGUST 10, 2006, at 5:45 P.M., to consider recommendations to the Madison
Board of County Commissioners regarding the amendments. The Madison County Planning and

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Cominmty Clend r


Oglesby Plant

Hazel Oglesby.Plant, 86,
died Thursday, July 20, at her
home in Madison.
Funeral services were
Sunday, July 23, 2006 at Beg-
gs Funeral Home, Madison
Chapel, with burial following
in Oak Ridge Cemetery in
She was born in
Greenville, and had lived most
of her life in Madison.
She was co-owner with
her late husband, John Henry
Plant, of Plant's Grocery Store
in Madison. She also was the
librarian for the Madison
County Public Library for over
30 years. She was a member
of the First United Methodist
Church in Madison.
She is survived by a son,
John Henry Plant, Jr. and wife,
Marinee, of Orange Park; a
daughter, Frances Jane Burruss
and husband, Lusby, of New-
berry; two sisters, Winnifred
Patrick of Greenville, and Jew-
el Bunting of Madison; three
grandchildren, Ashley Sevor,
Jamie Grant and Jonathan
Plant; three great-grandchil-
dren and many nieces and

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"Sue" Wolfe
Lyndall "Sue" Wolfe, 59,'
passed away Tuesday, July 4,
after a brave battle with lung
cancer. A 28-year employee at
the University of South Flori-
da, where she worked at the
physical plant, and, until re-
cently, the physics department,.
where she was fondly known
as the. "heart" of the depart-
ment. She went above and be-
,yond for her graduate student
kids and the professors. She
lived her life the way she
wanted. Fiercely independent,
she raised two beautiful
daughters, and a precocious
granddaughter, while enjoying
herself. She is survived by her
daughters, Nikki Velez and
Shelly Wolfe, her loving care-
taker in her final days, along
with her adorable granddaugh-
ter, Taylor.
She attended school in
Madison, where she resided
with her godparents, George
and Frances Ragans (both de-
ceased). She was also prede-
ceased in death by her mother,
Mary Ragans; her father,
James Oscar Ragans; an older
brother, James 0. (Buddy) Ra-
gans, Jr.; .and her younger
brother, Herbert Randolph
(Randy), who died in Vietnam.
Other than her children.
and grandchildren, she is sur-
vived by an older sister, Patsy
Ragans; three aunts, Edith
Di- aand Eddie" Be'. i. of
Madisoni and Eunice Tyson of
St. Augustine Beach; her god-
sister, June Ragans Wood of
Tallahassee; and her godbroth-
er, George Ragans, Jr. (wife
Anne) of Sneads, along with
many other relatives.
In lieu of flowers, dona-
tions can be made to
www. lifepath-hospice. org,
which has provided wonderful
support to the family. Memori-
al services took place at 11
a.m., Friday, July 7, at the
Marshall Center in Tampa.


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Sara Hinson Fraleigh,
age 93, died on Saturday,-July
22, in Madison.
Graveside funeral services
were Monday at 11:00 a.m. at
Oak Ridge Cemetery. 'The
family received friends at her
home on Sunday; July 23,
.2006 from 3 until 5 p.m.
Contributions may be
made to Covenant Hospice,
1545 Raymond Diehl Rd.,
Suite 201, Tallahassee, FL
32308 or the Grace Presbyter-
ian Church, 12 N. Washington
St., Madison, FL 32340.
Mrs. Fraleigh was born in
Quincy,, Florida, the daughter
of the late Angus Livingstori
Hinson and Elizabeth McRae
Hinson, March 26, 1913. She
was a lifelong resident of
Madison. She was a member
of the Women of the Church,
the Garden Club, the Madison
Womans Club and the Tuesday
Bridge Club. She was a home-
She 'is survived by three
sons: Theodore L. Fraleigh, Jr.,
and wife Marlene, of Madison;
,Jhn Edward Fraleigh, and
wife Margo of Jacksonville;
Ashley Fraleigh, and wife,
Joan of Madison, one daugh-
ter. Elhz.abeth. O'Toole, and
husband. Jun of Madison; six
grandchildren, Ashley
Fraleigh, Jr. of Jacksonville;
James L. Fraleigh of Madison;
Elizabeth Fraleigh Ulm of Tal-
lahassee, Sara A. Fraleigh of
H-louston, Texas; Brooks
Fraleigh of Jacksonville; John
E. Fraleigh, Jr. of Jacksonville;
seven great-grandchildren, and
her dedicated caregiver, Rutha
Solomon of Madison.
She was preceded in death
by her husband, Theodore L.


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Jay Edward Thompson,
38, and wife,. Carrie Ann No-
bles Thompson, 36, of 131
Canopy Court, Mooresville,
NC, died July 19, 2006, as a
result of an accident.
Funeral services will' be.
held Wednesday, July 26, at
Beggs Funeral Home in Mon-,
ticello. The families will re-
ceive friends from 1:00 3:00
p.m. preceding burial at Ever-
green Cemetery in Greenville.
Jay Edward Thompson was
born March 28, 1968, in Oma-
ha, Nebraska, the son of'
George W. Thompson and
Sharon Dove Thompson.
He was formerly em-
ployed with Robert Yates Rac-
ing, Inc for 5 years, and re-
cently started working, for
Breedlove MNotorcycles in
Greenville, SC. He loved mo-
tor. sports, motorcycles, cars,
and loved to travel. He was a
graduate of, Northwest High
School in Omaha, where he
had played football. He also
attended Milford Industrial
College and Iowa Community
College. In Omaha, he owned
and operated J.E.T. Engineer-
He is survived by his par-
ents, George W. and Sharon
Thompson of Des Moines,
Iowa; a sister, Terri Sayler of
Nacogdoches, Texas; grand-
mother, Mildred Dove of
Sioux City, Iowa and numer-
ous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Carrie Ann Nobles
Thompson was born August 9,
1969, in Madison, the daughter
of Olan Nobles and Debra
Sparks N. Barn.
She had worked as manag-
er of several restaurants in the
area, including Burger King in
Mooresville, and Bojangles in
Spencer. She had attended Jef-
ferson County High School
and graduated from West
Davidson High School in
Florida, where she was an all-
star basketball player. She was
very athletic, had a great per-
sonality, loved riding motorcy-
cles and loved to travel.
She is survived by her fa-
ther, Olan Nobles of Monticel-
lo, and her mother, Debra
Sparks Bass of Madison. She
is also survived by a son,
Austin Ard of Lexington, NC,
and a daughter, Amber Ard of
the home; two sisters, Deborah
Hayes of Mt. Airy, NC, and
Michelle Marsh of Palaley;
and a grandmother, Pauline
Fender, of Madison; and nu-
merous aunts, uncles, and
Preceded in death were
family members, Quinton and
Lillie Lee Nobles, Clarence T.
Sparks, Sr. and Richard Earl
The family requests that
memorials be made in care of
the Thompson family and
George Thompson, 131
Canopy Court Mooresville,
NC 28115.

July 27
Madison Elks Lodge No.
2205 will present "Porky's"
Butt Roast Dinner from 5:00
to 7:00 p.m. The cost.of the
dinner is $9.00 a plate, which
includes pork roast, 6ole slaw,
baked beans, corn-on-the-
cob, bread, ice tea and
dessert. For your conve-
nience, the Elks will provide
.service at your car door, or
you can eat at the lodge. Or-
ders for whole roasts are also
being taken. For tickets or or-
dering, call 929-6903 or 929-
July 27
The Area Agency on Ag-
ing for North Florida, Inc.
will hold its Advisory Council
and Board of Directors meet-'
ings at 10:00. and 10:30 a.m.
respectively. They will be
held at 2414 Mahan Dr. in
Tallahassee. The meetings
are open to the public.
July 29
There will be a fish fry to
raise funds for Deondra Lee
to attend the Junior National
Young Leaders Conference in
Washington, D.C. this fall.
Deondra will be entering Sev-
enth grade at Madison County

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Don't Bank on House Profits
to Fund Retirement
Provided by Brad Bashaw, Edward Jones
To enjoy'a comfortable retirement lifestyle, you \ ill
need to build your net x orth before you retire. So you mia\
be interested in knowing that, between 2001 and 2004. the
typical household's net worth, adjusted for inflation, grew
1.5 percent, according to a recent Federal Reserve study.
The good news is that the 1.5 percent figure, while not
appearing large, actually\ represents a sizable gain in fam-
ily wealth. The noit-.o-good nev\s, firm a retirement sa\-
ings standpoint, is that much of this increase in % health
came from rising home prices.
Why shouldn't you count on appreciated home prices
to form a key pillar of your retirement savings? Wont the
value of your home just keep rising? Not necessarily.
While it's true that housing prices have gone up signifi-
cantly over the last several years, there is no guarantee that
this trend will continue. Housing prices have certainly
fallen in the past and they are likely to do so again.
But, just as importantly, even an extended period of
rising home prices may not help you as much as you'd
think. After all, to profit from your home, you have to sell
it but then you have to live somewhere else. And even if
you decide to "trade down," you're likely to find that
smaller homes have also appreciated quite a bit, so 3 our
sale might not net you nearly as much as you'd hope.
To sum up: Your home may provide you with some of
the money you will need during retirement but not all of
it. And that's why you need to look beyond your house and
into the world of investments. To help pay for a retirement
that may last two or three decades, you must invest regu-
larly at every stage of your life.

Two Investment "Platforms"
Essentially, yod have two main investment "plat-
forms": your employer-sponsored retirement plan and
your private investment accounts. And you'll want to pay
close attention to both of these platforms.
For example, if you have a 401(k) plan at work, learn
as much as you can about the various investment options
available and choose the mix of investments that can
potentially provide you with the growth you need, given
your individual risk tolerance. Because it offers both tax-
deferred earnings and a chance to contribute pre-tax earn-
ings, a 401(k), by its very nature, offers some key advan-
tages in saving for retirement. But you are ultimately
responsible for your 401(k) plan's success so study up on
your choices, contribute as much as you can afford, mon-
itor review your progress and make adjustments as need-
And while you are contributing to your 401(k) at
work, you should also invest steadily in your traditional or:
Roth IRA. A traditional IRA offers tax-deferred earnings,;
while a Roth IRA has the potential to grows tax-free, pro-
vided you meet certain conditions.
Finally, you will want to build a portfolio containing a:
diversified mix of stocks, bonds and other securities. Your
financial professional can help you make sure that these
investments work in conjunction with your 401(k) and
IRA to help you take advantage of maximize your
progress toward your retirement goals.

So, if you aren't already investing consistently, start
now. The years fly by, and before you know it, retirement
will be looming. When that day arrives, you'll want to be

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Central School. Her parents
are Martin and '\Dorcia Lee
and she is a member of
Greenville United Methodist
Church. Dinner will be $7, in-
cluding drink, Saturday,.July
29, until 2 p.m. at Haffye
Hayes Park in Greenville
August 5
Come and watch the Gen-
eration of Excellence Dance
Team as they present their 1st
Summer Dance concert pro-
duction. The theme is "The
Big Night." Showtime is at
5:00 p.m. This show will be
held at the Woman's Club of
Madison, located. on Lake
Shore Drive. A five dollar do-
nation is requested. For more
information, call 673-9273.
August 5
The Millinor Family Re-
union will be held at the
Madison Country Club from
10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
September 9
There will be a yard sale
held at the Lee Volunteer Fire
Department. It will be $10.00
to rent a space. Donations are
also accepted for things to be
sold by the LVFD. For more
information, call Carolyn
Bosse at 971-5573.

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Wednesday, July 26, 2006


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and Cookie Mitman are pleased to announce the upcoming mar-
riage of their children
(formerly Holmes)
The wedding will take place on Sunday August 13, 2006 at
3:00 p.m. in Lakeland, Georgia. The ceremony will take place in
the Gazebo at the city park.
All family and friends are cordially invited.

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tain Thomas H. Greene IV, also known as "Red No-Beard," of
the "Floating Friar Tuck" has betrothed the fair maiden Miss
Rachel Potter Captain Thomas Greene be the son of the infa-
mous philosophical bandit Harvey and Janice Greene, formerly
of Madison, but more recently of Largo, and Tracy and Larry
Spooner of Bainbridge, GA.
Rachel be the daughter of King John and Rita Potter, hail-
ing from the near land of Gainesville.
On the,29th day, in the month of July, in the year two thou-
sand and six, these two will exchange matrimonial vows unto the
gates of Davy Jones' Locker Due to hurricane squall season, it
will be a landlubbers ceremony and reception at Four Freedoms
Chapel on Range Street in Madison, beginning at 11:30 a.m.
While the Captain and his fair maiden are widely renowned,
the space is limited, so regrettably, it is by invitation only. The
Captain and his new First Mate wish to bestow good sailings
and the lack of scurvy on all those unable to attend.
P.S. Captain Greene does not plan on relinquishing his pi-
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Mr. Kenny Squires of Eatonton, GA and Mrs. Kay Milner of
Lake Worth, would like to announce the upcoming marriage of
their daughter, Laura Brooke Squires, to Michael Thomas Bass,
son of Thomas and Debra Bass of Madison.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Hayden and Latrelle
Squires of Quitman, GA., and Billy Ives of Steinhatchee, and the
late Laura Ives of Quitman, GA.
Ms. Squires is a 2000 graduate of Madison County High
School. The Bride also attended of The University of Florida,
where she obtained a Bachelors of Arts degree in Criminology
with a minor in Business Administration. Ms. Squires is cur-
rently employed as a social worker with The Lowndes County
Department of Family and Children Services in Valdosta, GA.
The groom-elect is the grandson of Marvin and Estelle Bass
of Madison, and Eunice Blanton and the late Grover Blanton of
Mr Bass also attended Madison County High School, and is
currently employed with Johnson and Johnson Transport in
The candlelight ceremony will take place at 5pm on Sep-
tember 2, 2006 at The Quitman United Methodist Church in
Quitman, GA.

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Richters' To Celebrate Their
50th Wedding Anniversary

Concord Baptist Pastor Jack & Ruth Ward To Celebrate
And Wife Take
International Adoption Route Their 50 Wedding Anniversary

Jack Sanders, left, and his wife, Miranda, right, adopted
their beautiful daughter, Mariah, from Guatemala. (Greene
Publishing, Inc. Photo by Leeanne Brooks, July 20, 2006)

William and Esther Richter III,
Esther and William Richter IMI will celebrate 50 years of
marriage on July 28, 2006. Her maiden name is Esther Virginia
Stalvey of Lake City. They were married in Folkston, GA. on
July 28, 1956. They reside in Lee.
Their children are Larry Richter of Jacksonville; Paul
Richter of Madison; David Richter of Rockledge; and Matthew
Richter of Waynesville, NC. They have seven grandchildren and
four great-grandchildren.

By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Jack Sanders, the .pastor of
Concord Baptist Church, and
his wife, Miranda, could not
have children on their own. For
ten years, they tried adopting a
child in the United States.
Jack, who had cancer when
he was eight years old, cold
not sire children because the
chemotherapy and radiation
treatments he received left him
sterile, said that he and Miranda
decided to seek an international
adoption. They were successful
and received their daughter,
Mariah, when she was only nine
months old.

Madison Elk's Lodge Presents

"Porky's" Butt Roast Dinner

By Jessalyn Covell
Greene Publishing, Inc.
On TlTirt d.',,', JIul\ 27.
from 5-7 p.m. there \. ill be a
"Porky's" butt roast dinner
that will be held at the Madi-

* son Elk's Lodge.
The dinner will include
pork roast, cole slaw, baked
beans, corn-on-thle-cob, bread,
ice tea and dessert.
For everyone's conve-

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the car!
You, your family and
friends are all welcome to eat
your dinner, at the lodge.
Also, there will be orders
taken for whole butt roasts
(four to five pounds) which
will cost $25 dollars each.
To order tickets or roasts,
you can contact the Madison
Elk's Lodge at 929-6903 or
All proceeds go towards
the Elk's Lodge Charity Pro-

"We were afraid when we
went to Guatemala to adopt
Mariah," Jack said, "but we
never had a problem from
square one. None whatsoever."
Jack said that he would rec-
ommend international adoption
. to couples seeking children. He
said that while international
adoption is a lot more expen-
sive, it is also a lot cheaper.
Mariah is now two years
old, having celebrated a birth-
,day in April. The adoption
agency was good and supplied
the family with photos of Mari-
ah from the time she was, two
days old until the day that the
adoption was finalized.
In addition to Jack's role as
pastor at Concord, he, is going to
Valdosta State University,
where he is pursuinghis bache-
lor's degree in education.
Miranda works as a regis-
tered nurse at Amadysis Home
Health in Lake Park, Ga.
The family resides in Lake
Park, Ga.

Jack and I
On August 5, 2006, Jack
and Ruth Ward will be cele-
brating their 50th wedding an-
niversary with a reception at
Pinetta First Baptist Church
from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Andrew Jackson (Jack)
Ward, and Ruth Catherine
Hehderson, were married on
August 5, 1956, in Kingsland,
Ga and lived in Jacksonville,
for 25 years where they raised
two daughters. In August
1981, they moved to their cur-
rent home in Pinetta.
Their children and spous--
es are Brenda and Glenn
\\illougihb\ of Ciietflnd: and

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Cathy and Edwin Rushing of
Jacksonville. They have seven
grandchildren and six great-
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sent, but all friends and family
of the couple are invited to
come and join them in their

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Pork Roast, Cole Slaw, Baked Beans,
Corn-on-the-cob, Bread, Ice Tea and Dessert

For your convenience, the Elks will provide their
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Wednesday, July 26, 2006 www.2reenepublishing.com Madison County Carrier 9A


Pine Lake Red Hatters Invite Madison Red Hatters For Fellowship
By Jessalyn.Covell orations and entertainment, such
Greene Publishing, Inc. as dance routines, performed
On Wednesday, July 19, by Grace Valentine. Diane Sul-
the Red Hatters of livan played the spoons and
Madison kindly ac- there were drawings for
'.cepted a formal invitation to a prizes provided 'by
time of fellowship vith the visitors and resi-
newly founded Red Hatters of dents.
SPine Lake Nursing Home. "" Each guest was
There were lnvel% refresh- '''. g reeted at the door by

ments, that included pink
lemonade, Hawaiian
punch, strawberry and
grape parfait, and pi-
mento and ham sandwiches and a
purple teddy bear cake.
There were wonderful dec-

" Diane Sullivan, Queen
Mother, and the Activi-
Sies Director of the Pine
,. Lake Nursing Home.
It was a great time
of fellow ship and making new

Red Hatters.Betty Williams, Myra Valentine, Beverly Thompson, and Valentine's
granddaughter, Grace, shared happy moments at the gathering. (Greene Publish-
ing, Inc. Photo by Jessalyn Covell, July 19,2006)

Administrator Cathy
Krentz, left, and Activities
Director, Diane Sullivan,
right, of the Pine Lake
Nursing Home, took time
out of the work day to cel-
ebrate being Red Hatter's!
(Greene Publishing, Inc.
Photo by Jessalyn Covell,
July 19, 2006)

United Methodist Disaster Supply

Depot Prepares Health Kits

The generous ladies of Pleasant Grove. United
Methodist Church of Lake City dedicated a whole af-
ternoon to assemble health kits at the Florida Confer-
ence Disaster Supply Depot in Madison. Volunteers,
pictured left to right are: Virginia Bargett, President of
the United Methodist Women, Pleasant Grove United
Methodist Church; Shirley Hollingsworth; Carol Par-
ratt; Linda Gaston, Coordinator of United Methodist
Cooperative Ministries; Gladys Smith; Mary E. Powell;
and Murial Mclver. (Photo submitted by Margaret

By Jessalyn Covell
Greene Publishing, Inc.
On Tuesday, July 11, there
were six United Methodist
Women from the Pleasant
Grove United Methodist
Church in Lake City who trav-
eled to the Florida Conference
Disaster Supply Depot to as-
semble health kits.
The women even brought
their own supplies to go in
health kits such as hand tow-
els, washcloths, combs, nail
clippers, soap, bandaids,
'toothpaste and toothbrushes.
The Depot has thousands
of health kits, packed and
ready to ship, in case of a dis-
aster, whether it be natural or
man-made, thousands of
health kits and hundred of
cleaning buckets. Many Unit-
ed Methodist Women, United
Methodist Youth Groups and
others have been coming to
the Depot to assemble sup-

Last year, Hurricane Den-
nis had already hit the Florida
Gulf Coast. The United
Methodist Disaster Supply
Depot was ready and shipped
supplies to towns in the Gulf,
which were affected.
This is the time for contin-
ued hurricane preparation.
For printed information
on how to be prepared in your
own home, please contact the
Emergency Management Of-
fice at 973-3698 or the Coun-
ty Extension Office at 973-
For more information on
how you can help at the Flori-
da Conference Disaster Sup-
ply Depot in Madison or.for
any information about any of
the outreach programs of the
United Methodist Cooperative
Ministries, please contact
UMCM Coordinator, Linda
Gaston at 929-4939.


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ICAN Youngsters Pack Supplies

By Jessalyn Covell
Greene Publishing, Inc.
On Tuesday, June 27,
fourteen young people and
two adults from the Interfaith
Community Action Network
(ICAN) came to the United
Methodist Disaster Response
Depot to pack supplies in over
250 backpacks, which will be
given away to Madison Coun-
ty School System children at
the "Back to School Fair"

sponsored by the Madison
County School Board on Au-
gust 5: from 10 a.m. until 12
noon at the Four Freedoms
Park. The School Board will
also provide back packs.
The United Methodist
Cooperative Ministries
(UMCM), through the Bish-
op's initiative of the Florida
Conference of the United
Methodist Church, has dis-
tributed over 1,000 back-


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in the past two years, to
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son County and the surround-
ing area. The backpacks and
supplies, given this year by
the United Methodist Cooper-
ative Ministries, are also part
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right are: Tyrone Hill, Lorinzo Holmes, Malcolm
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won the tickets and passes in the Wild Adventures
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tickets and two movie passes from Greene Publishing
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ployee. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jessalyn
Covell, July 18, 2006)

By Jessalyn Covell
Greene Publishing, Inc.
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Florida Department of Health Announces Grant to Healthy Start

Coalition of Jefferson, Madison, and Taylor Counties, Inc.

Secretary of the Florida
Department of Health (DOH)
M. Rony Francois M.D.,
M.S.P.H., Ph.D. announces the
award of $149,782 from the
Department of Health, Office
of Minority Health to the
Healthy Start Coalition of Jef-
ferson, Madison, and Taylor
Counties, Inc., a community
based non-profit organization
dedicated to the improvement
of health for pregnant women.
and infants.
The new funding will pro-
vide pre-conception education
and counseling services to
women of child bearing age.

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be targeted at women's health
issues that would negatively
impact subsequent pregnan-
cies and births.
Currently, Jefferson,
Madison, and Taylor Counties
are experiencing a high rate of
babies with low birth weights
and a very high rate of infant
death, particularly in the
African American community.
Madison County is experienc-
ing an. infant death rate 157%
greater than the state average
for all births, with over 18 in-
fant deaths per 1,000 live
births. In the African Ameri-

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bies is almost 50% higher than
the state average for all births,
with 12.8% of babies being
born with a weight less than 5
pounds 8 ounces.
Recent efforts have con-
centrated on getting women
into prenatal care at the earliest
possible time. Currently
84.6% of Madison County
women enter prenatal care ear-
ly, while the state lags behind
at 81%.
The Madison County
Health Department has done
an excellent job at facilitating
early entry into prenatal care,
\et Madison County's birth
outcomes have not significant-
ly improved.
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status of women, in order to
promote positive birth out-
Tim Sanders, Clerk of the
Court for Madison County and
a Healthy Start Board Member
comments that "The late Gov.
Lawton Chiles was the father
of our Healthy Start Coalitions
in Florida and I am thankful
for the services and outreach
these additional funds will
provide in furthering his vi-
sion and hope that every child
born in this county and in this
state greet their new world
with a healthy life."

The Health Start Coalition
will partner with the Madison
County Health Department, as
well as with Northwest Flori-
da Division of the March of
Dimes, local churches and
other interested groups, to
reach as many women of child
bearing age as possible.
Kim Barnhill, Adminis-
trator of the Madison County
Health Department states that
"she and the staff of the Madi-
son County Health Depart-
ment are committed to im-
proving the health of all
women in our county but es-
pecially those of childbearing
age. This grant will allow us to
focus on the promotion of
healthy behaviors to positively
impact the health status indi-
cators associated with infant
mortality and low birth weight
The grant will fund one
full time counselor / educator
at the Madison County Health
The grant activities will

provide counseling, educa-
tion, and referrals for
women's health issues related
to Diet and Exercise (targeting
nutrition and obesity); Med-
ication and Drugs; Home En-
vironment (targeting safety
and environmental hazards);
Lifestyle (targeting alcohol,
tobacco, and illegal drug use);
Medical History (identifica-
tion of risks resulting from
personal and'family medical
histories); Genetics; and Gen-
eral Women's Health.
The grant will be adminis-
tered by the Healthy Start
Coalition and evaluated by
Les Beitsch, M.D., with the
Florida State University Col-
lege of Medicine;
Services are anticipated to
begin in early July 2006. Any-
one interested in obtaining
more information may call
George Hinchliffe, Executive
Director of the Healthy Start
Coalition of Jefferson, Madi-
son and Taylor Counties, Inc.
at 948-2741 in Greenville.



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Madison In Need Of Sponsorships For Local Blood Donors

By Jessalyn Covell
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Southeastern Community
'Blood Center (SBC) is one of
,about a hundred community
blood centers in the nation that
collect blood from local volun-
teer donors.
There are specific require-
ments that a donor must quali-
fy to be able to generously do-
nate blood.
Anyone who is in good
health and who is at least 17
years old, and weighs at least
110 pounds may donate blood
every 56 days.

Florida statutes allow peo-
ple 17 years of age or over to
donate blood without parental
Sixteen-year-olds may do-
nate blood with written con-
sent from their
parent/guardian, who must
read the Blood Donation Infor-
mation Sheet and complete the
Informed Consent-Blood Do-
nation by Minor Form, This
form must be present for each
donation by a sixteen-year-old.
Photo ID is required to,
register for blood donations.
People who have colds,

Prospective donors must

S"' volves a
brief physical
examination of blood pressure,

pulse, temperature and a test for
If the medical require-
ments are met, a unit (about one
pint) of blood is drawn from the
donor. Afterwards, donors are
served. refreshments while re-
maining seated for 10 minutes.
The entire process usually
takes less than one hour, yet
can add many years of life to
someone who is in desperate
Usually, the Southeastern
Community Blood Center'
(SBC) sends a blood mobile to
Madison to give residents a

chance to donate.
SBC is, having a lot of
trouble finding civic organiza-
tions and local businesses to
step up and sponsor/host the
bloodmobile. Also, there has to
be approximately 15 donors or
more in advance for the blood
mobile to make a trip to Madi-
If anyone would like to
help, please contact the SBC at
(850) 877-7181; otherwise, no
one in Madison will be able to
donate in his or her hometown;
so please consider this a seri-
ous issue.

DOers Club Holds Meeting

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Minimizing The Risk Of Melanoma

The Deadliest Skin Cancer

Eunice Culpepper,- left, Health Educator, Bonnie Mathis, center, and Julie Yen-
san, right, gather for quick facts on diabetes and lots of smiles. (Greene Publish-
ing, Inc. Photo by Jessalyn Covell, July 19, 2006)

By Jessalyn Covell
Greene Publishing, Inc.
On Wednesday, July 19,
the DOers Club. held their
meeting at the Madison
County Health Department.
At the meeting, there
was a nice show of seven
participants,, who included
Madison County Health De-
partment's Health Educa-
tor/Nutrition Counselor,
Bonnie Mathis, Mary Cork-

er, Eunice Culpepper, Julie
Yensan, Mary McNeely, Pat
Thomas, Maggie Lee and
Angela Sheppard.-
The ladies enjoyed an in-
formative meeting and dis-
cussion that covered taking
charge of doing better and
coping with diabetes, ex-
changing a recipe sampler
for people with diabetes,
skimming the Kashi, the sev-
en grain whole company,

Whole Health Guide and ex-
ploring flexible meal choices
for people with type two dia-
This meeting is just one
of two that are held each
month. Anyone is welcome
.to come and enjoy these
meetings which can be sig-
nificant to their health.
For further information,
please contact Bonnie Math-
is at 973-5000.

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Before you head out-
doors to enjoy summer ac-
;tivities, slather on the
,sunscreen. The average
adult requires 1 ounce of
:sunscreen 2 table-
spoons1 worth for full
'body coverage. Apply 15
to 30 minutes before sun
-exposure and reapply
every one to two hours
while outdoors.
The July issue of
Mayo .Clinic Women's
HealthSource offers tips
to select the right sun-
screen. Look for one that

* Broad-spectrum pro- tects against v1traviolet A

tection. Find one that plo-

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(UVA) and ultraviolet B
(UVB) sunrays. Both
can damage the skin.
SPF of 15 or higher. A
sun protection factor
(SPF) of 15 deflects
about 93 percent of the
UVB rays and allows
you to remain in the sun
15 times longer than you
normally would before
getting burned. Higher
SPFs deflect about 97
percent of the UVB rays.
Water-resistant or wa-
terproof qualities. This
is especially important if
you'll be swimming or
perspiring heavily. Water-
resistant sunscreen protects
for 40 minutes;
waterproof sunscreen for up
to 80 minutes.
form. If your skin is dry,
choose- a cream or lotion
sunscreen to increase mois-
ture. For oily skin, choose
an oil-free sunscreen. If you
have sensitive skin, look for
a sunscreen that contains
only zinc oxide or titanium
dioxide. These ingredients
provide a physical barrier
against UV rays rather than
chemically absorbing them,
which may be gentler on
your skin. Avoid alcohol-
based sunscreen if you have
rosacea or eczema.

The incidence of
melanoma, the most serious
and deadly t\pe of skin can-
cer, is increasing. In the Uhit-
ed States, the
lifetime risk
of develop-
i n g
melanoma is
now about
one in 70. It
used to be
less than one
in 100.
"The h
best way to
reduce your.
risk is to
avoid sun ex-
posure between 10 a.m. and 2
p.m, when the sun's rays are
strongest," says Mark Pit-
telkow, M.D:, Mayo Clinic
dermatologist. "But, it's a
misconception to believe that
melanoma occurs only with
too much sun exposure, or
that it occurs only on sun-ex-
posed areas." ,
I In the June issue of Mayo
Clinic Women's Health-
Source, Dr. Pittelkow shares
insights on causes, prevention
and warning signs of this po-
tentially deadly cancer.
Causes: As with many
types of cancers, melanoma
results from a combination of
environmental and genetic
factors. That's why melanoma
can occur in areas not com-
monly exposed to sun, such as
the genital area or on the scalp
underneath hair.
Prevention: Staying out
of the sun (or tanning beds) is
best. A broad-spectrum sun-
screen (which protects against
both UVA and UVB radiation
from the sun) with a sun pro-
tection factor (SPF) of at least
15 offers important protection
when you are in the sun. But
don't rely on sunscreen alone
to protect you and don't abuse
the benefits of sunscreen by
staying out in the sun for long
periods. Think of sunscreen
as a supplement to other mea-
sures to protect you from UV
Wear protective clothing,
such as. a wide-brimmed hat

and tightly woven clothes to
protect your arms and legs. .
Warning. signs: If \ou
hate a number of moles, nl\

to do a full-body skin check
every three to six months. If
you don't have moles and
things haven't changed, once
a year is adequate.
Warning signs include
moles that are: asymmetri-

cally shaped; have a border
that's notched, scalloped, or
other ise irregular: nonunit-.
form in color: larer than
one-fourth inch
across; or
changing or
Early treat-
ment: If you find
a small lesion,
about one-eighth
inch, that has
.one or more
warning signs,
see your primary
care doctor or
In many cases,
surgery alone cures thinner
lesions. The cure rates are
typically very high more
than 95 percent five-year
survival rates for cancers
that are less than 1 millime-
ter thick.

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Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Making That First Day At School Easier

There are things that par- ate, drive your child (or walk
ents can do to make their with them) to school and pick
child's first day at school more them up on the first day.
relaxing and enjoyable. BACKPACK SAFETY
Remind" your child that Choose a backpack with
they are not the only student wide, padded shoulder straps
who is a bit uneasy about the and a padded back.
first day of school. Teachers Pack light. Organize the.
know that students are anxious backpack to use all of its com-
and will make an extra effort to apartments. Pack heavier items
make sure everyone feels as closest to the center of the back.
comfortable as possible. The backpack should never
Point out the positive as- weigh more than 10. to 20 per-
pects of starting school: It will cent of the student's body
be fun. They'll see old friends weight.
and meet new ones. Refresh Always use both shoulder
their memory about previous straps. Slinging a backpack
years, when they may have re- over one shoulder can strain
turnimed home after the first day muscles. Wearing a backpack
with high spirits because they on one shoulder may also in-
had a good time. crease curvature of the spine.
Find another child in the Consider a rolling back-
neighborhood with whom your pack. This type of backpack
youngster can walk to school or may be a good choice for stu-
ride with on the bus. dents who must tote a heavy
If you feel it is appropri- load. Remember that rolling


Madison County ,-
School Board Menr
District 5
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backpacks still must.be carried
up stairs, and they may be diffi-
cult to roll in snow.
Review the basic rules
with your youngster:
School Bus
Wait for the bus to stop
before approaching it from the
Do not move around on
the bus.
Check to see that no oth-
er traffic is coming before
Make sure to always re-
main in clear view of the bus
All passengers should
wear a seat belt and/or an age-
and size-appropriate car safety
seat or booster seat.
Your child should ride in
a car safety seat with a harness
as long as possible and then
ride in a belt-positioning boost-,
er seat. Your child is ready for a
booster seat when she has
reached, the top weight or
height allowed for her seat, her
shoulders are above the top har-
ness slots, or her ears have
reached the top of the seat.,
Your child should ride in
a belt-positioning booster seat
until the vehicle's seat belt fits

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properly (usually when the
child reaches about 4' 9" in
height and is between 8 to 12
years of age). This means the
shoulder belt lies across the
middle of the chest and shoul-
der, not the neck or throat; the
lap belt is low and snug across
the thighs, riot the stomach; and
the child is tall enough to sit
against the vehicle seat back
with.her legs bent at the knees
and feet hanging down.'
All children under 13
years of age should ride in the
rear seat of vehicles.
Remember that many
crashes occur while novice teen
drivers are going to and from
school. You may want to limit
the number of teen passengers
to prevent driver distraction.
Do not allow your teen to drive
while eating, drinking, or talk-
ing on a cell phone.
Always wear a bicycle
helmet, no matter how short or
long the ride.
Ride on the right, in the
same direction as auto traffic.
. Ue appropriate hand sig-
Respect traffic lights and
stop signs.
Wear bright color cloth-
ing to increase visibility.
Know the "rules of the
road." http://www.aap.org/
Walking to School
Make sure your child's
walk to a school is a safe route
\\ ith ell-trained adult crossing
-uards at ever intei section.
Be realistic about )our
child's pedestrian skills. Be-
cause small children are impul-

sive and less cautious around
traffic, carefully consider
whether or not your child is
ready to walk to school without
adult supervision.
Bright colored clothing
will make your child more visi-
ble to drivers.
Eating During
The School Day
Most schools regularly
send schedules of cafeteria
menus home. With this advance
information, you can plan on
packing lunch on the days
when the main course is one
your child prefers not to eat.
Try to get your child's
school to stock healthy choices
such as fresh fruit, low-fat dairy
products, water and 100 per-
cent fruit juice, in the vending
-* Each 12-ounce soft drink
contains approximately 10 tea-
spoons of sugar and 150 calo-
ries. Drinking just one can of
soda a day increases a child's
risk of obesity by 60%. Restrict
your child's soft drink con-
Bullying is when one child
picks on another child repeat-
edly. Usually children being
bullied are either weaker or
smaller, shy, and generally feel
helpless. Bullying can be phl s-
idal, verbal, or social. It can
happen at school, on the play-
ground, on the school bus, in
the neighborhood, or over the
When Your Child Is Bullied
h *, 'Helpo our child learn-
how to respond by teaching
your child how to:
1. Look the bully in the

2. Stand tall and stay calm
in a difficult situation.
3. Walk away. ,
Teach your child how to
say in a firm voice.
1. "I don't like what you
are doing."
2. "Please do NOT talk to
me like that."
3. "Why would you say
Teach your child when
and how to ask for help.
Encourage your child to
make friends with other chil-
Support activities that
interest your child. *
Alert school officials to
the problems and work with
them on solutions.
Make sure an adult who
knows about the bullying can
watch out for your child's
safety and well-being when
you cannot be there.
When Your Child
Is the Bully
Be sure your child
knows that bullying is never
Set firm and consistent
limits on your child's aggres-
sive behavior.
Be a positive role nmode.
Show children they can get
what they want without teas-
ing, threatening or hurting
Use effective, non-phys-
ical discipline, such as loss of
Develop practical solu-
,inn. s iith the school princi-
pal, teachers, counselors, and
parents of the children your
child has bullied.

NFCC Small Business Center Offers

Quickbooks Evening Workshops
The Small Business De- coordinator is teaching the for each workshop.
development Center on the courses. Register in advance by
North Florida Community. Summer workshops calling Bagley at 973-1631
College campus in Madison. available are: July 27. Au- or email bagleyE@nfcc.edu.
Fla. is offering evening gust 29 and 31. The SBDC program is a
training in the Quickbooks Classes meet from 6 un- partnership with Florida
computer program for busi- til 8.30 p.m. in the Business A&M University and funded
ness people. Ed Bagley. Education Building (#7i, in part by the U.S. Small
NFCC instructor and SBDC Room 102. There is a fee Business Administration.

Public Invited To Open House July 29 In Monticello

NFCC construction training program begins Aug. 10

Training for a career in
building construction is just
around the comer for Jefferson
County dual enrollment stu-
dents and area adults who en-
.roll in North Florida Commu-
nity College's new Building
Construction Technology pro-
gram beginning Aug. 10. An
Open House will be held Satur-
day, July 29, in Monticello at
the old Jefferson County High
School, 375 S. Water Street, to

Colonial Mall Valdosta's
Back-to-School Gift
with Purchase

Spend at least $75 with mall
merchants beginning Monday,
July 24 and redeem your receipts
at the Customer Service Center for
Back-to-School Gear:
CD Case, Free Music
Download Card and
highlighter or
CD 3-in-I tool
Offer good while supplies last. Limit two per
customer. See Customer Service for details.



JC Penney Sears

inform potential students and
the community about this in-
novative new program. Al-
though located in Monticello,
the program is also open to
adults who reside outside of
Jefferson County.
The Open House, coordi-
nated by the NFCC Career and
Technical Education Center
and program instructor John
Sirmon, will be held from 10
a.m.-2 p.m. at the classroom
location, on South Water Street
(just past the old gym). Infor-
mation on admission require-
ments, class schedules, up-
coming work extemships and
financial aid will be made
available for any high school
student hoping to dual-enroll
for this year's electives or any
adult interested in becoming a
building construction techni-
cian over the course of one
year. Lunch will also be pro-

The building construction
program is a one-year course
in general construction princi-
ples, giving the student the
skills necessary to obtain en-
try-level positions in all areas
of construction. Instructor
John Sirmon, a veteran voca-
tional teacher, former building
contractor and long time resi-
dent of North Florida, will be
on hand during the Open
House to help introduce
NFCC's new construction ca-
reer track.
The construction program
is a joint endeavor of NFCC
and the Jefferson County
School Board with funding in
part by Workforce Florida, Inc.
For more information about
the program or the Open
House, contact NFCC at 973-
1629 or email HackleG@
nfcc.edu. More information is
also available at www.nfcc.
edu, keyword construction.

192 E. Base Street Madison, Florida 32340

Betty R. Vann

(850) 973-4766 Fax (850) 973-1344


Wednesday, July 26, 2006 www.greenepublishin2.com Madison County Carrier 15A


UF/IFAS Teaching Area Farmers About Protecting Water Quality

The University of Flori-
da/Institute of Food and Agri-
cultural Sciences or UF/IFAS,
is doing its part to ensure that
future generations have clean
water. UF/IFAS county ex-
tension agents, growers, and
agriculture professionals are
working together to develop
and adopt Best Management
Practices (BMPs), which can
help protect water quality.
"The primary purpose of
the Corn/Sorghum Twilight
Field Tour at Billy and Bill
Jackson's Farm was to let the
area producers' see some of
the latest in irrigation and fer-
tilizer management strate-
gies," said Chris Vann, a
UF/IFAS Lafayette County
agronomic crop and livestock
extension agent and presenter
at the Field Tour. "The BMPs
in the new Vegetable/Agro-
nomic Row Crop Manual are
being demonstrated on this
Discussion topics includ-
ed, "Corn production strate-
gies to meet economic and
BMP goals," "Soil testing and
tissue sampling," and "Infor-
mation about cost share of
BMP tools." Additionally,
UF/IFAS county extension
agents showed off some new
technologies to the producers
that may help farmers to save
money through more efficient
irrigation and fertilization.
UF/IFAS has been con-
centrating on communicating
the importance of growers

adopting BMPs, which focus
on protecting water quality.
The field tour at the Jackson
Farm was the second in a se-
ries of demonstration
planned for this season. The
previous field tour was at the
Gwinn Brothers Watermelon
Farm in McAlpin, also in
Suwannee County. The next
field tour will be held in
Gilchrist County.
"It is important for all
farmers to adopt BMPs to
minimize agriculture's contri-
bution to water quality im-
pairment," said Mace Bauer, a
UF/IFAS BMP Implementa-
tion Coordinator, based the
North Florida Research and
Education Center in Live
Oak, Fla. "It is also impor-
tant for farmers to document
the implementation of BMPs
on their farm by filing a No-
tice of Intent to Implement
BMPs. This sends a clear
message to the general public,
legislators, and regulatory
agencies that farmers are us-
ing the best possible practices
to protect groundwater quali-
ty. This also provides farm-
ers the additional benefit of
the Presumption of Compli-
ance with state water quality
One step at ,a time,
UF/IFAS is doing its part to
protect one of the state's
greatest natural resources, wa-
ter. For more information on
BMPs, visit http://edis.ifas.ufl
edu /AE388.

Bronson Announces

New Tax Exemption For

Fl,-irida Agriculture and
Consumer Services Comnus-
sioner Charles H. Bronson
today announced that a new
stale la'\ that takes effect this
month exempts electricity
used foi agricultural produc-
lion from the state's sales tax.
"We aie grateful that the
Legislature enacted this
meaningful relhef measure.
which \vill assist our agricul-
tiural producers in belpiug
them hold down their pro-
duction costs," Bronson said.
Under terms of the layv..
whichc h took effect Jul\ 1. the
exemption requires that
those requeslin iit separately
meter electricity\ used in pro-
duction actiities from the
elcctricil\ used for iothei pu -
poses. If the electricity\ is
centrally metered :ind is used
foi both lta-e\empt and ta\-
able purposes,. the purchase
of the electnciti is *..ubiect to

The exemption covers
irtuall.i all aspects of a

farmer or rancher's business
operation, including the
preparation. planting. culti-
xating, hbui testing and pro-
cessing of agricultural prod-
ucts It includes aquacul-
ture. horticulture. floricul-
ture, viticulture. forestry,
dairN, livestock. poultry.
bees and any or all forms of
atrm products.
To qualify for the ex-
emption, agricultural pro-
ducers must furntsh their
utility provider with an ex-
emption certificate stating
that the electricity will be
used directly\ and exclusimely
for the production or pro-
ces.ing of agricultural prod-
ucts Producers can contact
the Florida Department of
Re\ enue for forms and other
information about the C-
emption at
http-//%\ ww.my flrida conmd
or.!' c they can call the
acenc\'s tai\ptaer sem\ices
secCuon at 1-800-352-3671 or
(850 488-680i0.

Florida Livestock Market Report

Florida Markets At A Glance
.. For ithe week ended July 20. 2006
At the Florida Livestock Auc-
.... tion. receipts totaled 0.947 com-
"" ,1* pired to 12,095 la-.t \ecek and 12,5-ii
i year ao. According to the Florida
Federal-State Li\estock Market
i Ne&s Service: Compaied to latL
S, eek. Slaughter tow\'. were 2.00 to
C 3.00 lo\ er. Slaughter bulls '.,ere
steady to 1.00 lo\\er. leeder steers.
and heireis \\ere stejd\i t 2 00 higher.

Feeder Steers:

Feeder HIeifers:

Sluighter Co%%s:

Slaughter Bulls:

Med. & Large Frame No. 1-2
2011-3001 Ibs 140.00 190.00
300-400 Ibs 115.00 150.00
400-500 Ibs. 108.00 128.00
Mled. & Large Frame No. 1-2
200-300 lbs 127.00 175.00
300-4001 Ibs 110.040 137.50
4011-500 Ibs. 102.00 124.00)
Lean: 750-1200 Ibs
85-90 percenii 41.00 46.00
Shield Grade No. 1-2
1000-2100 Ihbs. 56.00 65.00

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Residential & Commerical Metal Roofing
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FREE Estimates Office: 386-497-1419
License & Insured Toll Free 866-9LW-ROOF

Excavation & Demolition Specialists
Quitman, GA
Demolition Site Work Land Clearing
Pond & Lake Construction
Burned Structure Dirt for Sale
References, Insured & 25 yrs. Experience
Call Zac White & Robert White
for Professional Service & Quality Work!
229-563-5300 229-563-7630
Office: 229-263-8866

Cantey Lawn Services

& Stump Grinding
Blake Cantey Owner/Operator
Bus. (850) 973-4785
SMobile (850) 673-7052
Shop (850) 973-9052
Commercial Residential Fertilization Weed Control Edging
Trimming Shrub Maintenance Stump Grinding Tree Removal

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Computer Repair

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883 Hwy. 90 West Madison
Between Pizza Hut & Brenda's Styles

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Steel Buildings Available -*Delivery Service Available
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Toll Free 1-888-393-0335

A i Hall's

Tire & Muffler
1064 E. US 90 Madison, FL
Beside Clover Farm

Owners: Daryl & Lee Anne Hall

'iermite ancd Pest Control
Termite and Pest Control

Certified Pest Control Operator
Termite & Pest Control Specialist Jay Lee

850-973-9910 850-673-7590

The Tree Specialist
qJ& Free Estimates *Aerial Device

* Tree Trimming

*Tree Removal

Clean Up Debris Bush Hogging
*Stump Grinding
Call GENE DAY 850-948-4757
64W5 NW Lovett Rd. Greenville, FL 32331

Burnette Plumbing &
1 Well Service
Family Owned Since 1902
Plumbing Repairs Wells Drilled
Fixtures-Faucets Pumps Replaced
Sewer & Water Connections Tanks Replaced
Water Heater Repairs All Repairs
125 SW Shelby Ave. Drilling Carlton Burnette
Madison, FL 32340 & Master Plumber
c nn05850R Repairs 850-973-1404

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Free Pickup And Delivery (10 Mile Radius)
3320 N. Monroe Street, Tallahassee, Florida
(850) 562-2962

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Pest Control Inc.

17856 Hwy 129 S. McAlpin, FL 32062
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Wednesday, July 26, 2006

i. .Your On The Right Page

IL- L Classifieds

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Female Roommate Wanted MAKE MONEY AT HOME the Big Bend Region, a non-prof- Advent Christian Village
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1 [responsible. 850-869-0916
II -

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

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

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

September 9th Yard Sale
Lee Volunteer Fire Depart-
$10 to rent a space
Donations are also being accept-
ed for things to be sold by the
LVFD. Call Carolyn Bosse' at
971-5573 for more information.

Saturday July 29th
8 a.m. ?
344 Madison St
Furniture and Miscellaneous
Household Items.

CROFIBER, Stain Resistant, Life-
time Warranty, Still in Crate, Can
Deliver. Sug. List $1250, Sell $475,
Great Bargains; Brand New
Silent Flush Toilet $150. Brand
New Fiberglass Shower $100.
Elliptical Exerciser $30. Please
call 850-673-1052

Pageant/Prom Dress
Navy Blue, simple yet ele-
gant. Only $150. Call
Shannen 850-673-8686

board, frame, dresser, mirror, chest,
nightstand. NEW in boxes, must
sell $550. 850-222-9879
For Sale
Over 100 Year Old Tabacco
Barn, wood in excellent condi-
tion. Location in Madison. Con-
tact Dennis at: Office: 973-5759
or Cell: 673-8833

MATTRESS: King Size Orthope-
dic 3 pc. Set. New, unopened
w/warranty. Sacrifice $295. 850-


25 lbs. of

clean news-


just $2


BED Brand New Queen Orthope-
dic Pillow-Top Mattress Set. In
plastic, warranty, can deliver. $250.

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.

Old Coca Cola bottles,
Medicine Bottles and
Sawmill Commissary
Toeken. Call 850-545-3677.

s F

Greenville Pointe


1,2 & 3 BR HC & non-HC acces-
sible apts. HUD vouchers accept-
ed. Call 850-948-3036. TDD/TTY
711. 192 NW Greenville Pointe
Trail, Greenville, FL 32331.
Equal Housing Opportunity

0outhem q 'illas of

C4(adison apartmentss

HUD vouchers accepted. 1,2, & 3
BR, HC & non-HC accessible apts.
Call 850-973-8582/ TDDTTY 711.
200 Southern Villas Circle, Madi-
son, FL 32340.
Equal Housing Opportunity.

Home For Rent
3 bedroom; 1 bath; central heat
& air; carpeted; $450. per
month; $450. deposit. Call 973-
3917 and leave message.

House for Rent
In Town
420 W. Bunker St, 3/bd, 2/bth,
$600 month plus deposit. Call
for more information.
Cell: 423-364-0181.

2bdrm/l 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

For Rent
2 bedroom, 1 bath mobile-
home. Located Near NFCC
no pet and non smokers
only. Call 850-578-2287
after 5:oo p.m.

House For Rent
3/2; within Madison City limits;
credit check; deposit. Call 904-
287-9790 or 904-616-7565 for
an appointment, Sherri Stout.

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
I,- _j--

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 1-10,
via SR 53 & SR 14. Will build to
suit tenant.
Call Tommy Greene


Four Star Hunt Camp, Virgin Tim-
ber, 8 Cabins, Huge Cookhouse, Ful-
ly Equipped Workshop w/3 Bays,
Tractor, Four Wheeler, Completely
Furnished, HVAC, I/M, Washer/Dry-
er, Satellite TV, No Expense Spared.
For sale by owner $1.75M. Madison
County, 863-634-3340

Pinetta, By Owner, 3/2
2000sf 11.8 acres, shop,
pond, greenhouse $265K
Neg. 850-929-2074 for
Appt. www.3ws.us


& Tractor Services
Land Clearing, Ponds, Stump
Removal, Demolition, Roads.
Mowing, Discing, Box-Blading,
and Tilling.
No Job Too Small Free Estimates
Call Paul Kinsley

Live Oak House For Sale
4 bedroom, 2. bath, on 5 acres, 3
years old, new appliances, new ver-
tical blinds, fresh paint, with
Garage. $299,000 386-963-4956

1992 HORTON 14 X 70
3/2 has plywood floors; it's Zone
2 in good condition. s'4 500i
850-879-7095 or 850-971-5249.
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1990 FLEETWOOD 24X62,
3/3; it's Zone 2 in good condi-
tion. $16,500 850-879-7095 or

For sale, three bedroom, one and
one half bath doublewide, on one
half acre lot. Located :iin Hwy 53
SNorth. Cniplet(l lm.:,lcd and
new appliances. $54,500. 386-963-


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Advent Christian Village
658-jobs (5627)

FT position to work in a rural
health clinic with MD and PA; un-
restricted Florida License required.
Duties include on-call, weekend ro-
tation,' and back up for long-term
care residents. Benefits include
health, dental, life, disability, sav-
ings, AFLAC supplemental poli-
cies, access to onsite daycare and
fitness facilities. EOE; Drug Free
Workplace, Criminal background
checks required. Apply in person at
ACV Personnel Department Mon
thru Fri, 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.,
Carter Village Hall, 10680 Dowling
Park Dr, Dowling Park, FL; fax re-
sume to (386) 658-5160; or visit

Staff Assistant wanted at North
Florida Community College, Madi-
son FL: Partial duties: Responsible
for providing secretarial, record
keeping and administrative assis-
tance. Qualifications include: HS
Diploma or GED with minimum of
two (2) years of clerical experience
required. Associate Degree or one
(1) year certificate in Office Ad-
ministration preferred. See Web
site for complete job description
and details.

Applications to, Director HR,
NFCC, 325 NW Turner Davis Dri-
ve, Madison, Florida 32340. Appli-
cation packet requires letter, re-
sume and application. Application
is available on website at
www.nfcc.edu. Applications must
be received by July 28, 2006. EOE
Trinity Materials is currently seek-
ing energetic, self-motivated indi-
viduals to join us at our Mayo, FL
Plant as:

Delivery Professionals

Must have a good driving record
and class A or B CDL

Trinity Materials offers excellent
benefits including Medical & Den-
tal, Short Term Disability, Long
Term Disability, Life Insurance,
401K & Vacation, F/T and Top pay.

If you want to be part of a
winning team, contact:
Jason Williams
9757 South 51 Hwy
Mayo, FL 32343
Phone: 850-575-8380

To receive complete information
send a self addressed stamped en-
velope to:
Tywana Amo;d
147 Sw Owendale Ave.,
Greenville, FL 32331

$$ AVON $$
Be your own Boss!
Earn 50%
Sell $500, earn $250
Starter Kit is only $10
Call Dorothy 973-3153
Instructional Coordinator of
Criminal Justice Program wanted
at North Florida Community Col-
lege. Partial Duties include:
scheduling of instructors, courses
and facilities; maintenance of
records; teach classes, as needed;
participate in department and col-
lege activities. Qualifications:
Hold or have held Certification
from CJSTC in one or more fields
and have a minimum of two years
experience in the field. Must have
current certification as CJSTC
CMS instructor. High Liabilities a
plus. BA/BS Degree preferred.
Entire job description on website.

Applications to, Director HR,
NFCC, 325 NW Turner Davis Dri-
ve, Madison, Flonda 32340. Appli-
cation packet requires letter, re-
sume and application. Application
is available on ,vebsite at
www.nfcc.edu. Applications must
be received by Tuly 28. 2006. EOE

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Reporter Needed
Must be a team player, able to han-
dle multiple tasks, and be able to
cover a variety of stories. Experi-
ence in writing/reporting preferred.
Must have an excellent knowledge
of English grammar and its proper
usage. Apply in person only at the
Madison County Carrier newspaper
office, located at 1695 South SR
:53. ... .. .

The City of Madison will be ac-
cepting applications for a Gener-
al Mechanic, experienced in
diesel and gasoline engines.
Must also have welding skills.
Starting salary will be $12.00
$12.50 an hour with benefits
paid by the city. Health Insur-
ance, Life Insurance, Retire-
ment, 11 paid holidays, 12 days
annual leave, and 9 sick days
leave per year.
Applicants must be 18 years of
age, possess a valid Florida Dri-
vers License, (prefer CDL) High
School Diploma, or GED, must
pass a drug test, background
check and a physical examina-
Applicants & job descriptions of
work required may be picked up
at City Hall between the hours of
8:00 am and 5:00 pm Monday
through Friday. We will be ac-
cepting applications for this po-
sition until it is filled.
The City of Madison is an Equal
Opportunity Employer and rec-
ognizes veteran's preference.

Dept of Health
Madison Co. Health Department
Family Support Worker
Interconceptional Care Program
Annual salary starting at $22,013.
State Benefits
Fax App to (904) 636-2627
Or Mail app to
State of Florida People First
Staffing Administration
PO Box 44058
Jacksonville, FL 32231-4058
People First@ 1-877-562-7257
or (850) 973-5000
Closes 08/02/06
Fingerprinting Required
EEO/AA/VP Employer

Dept of Health
Madison Co. Health Department
Health Support Technician
Annual salary starting at
State Benefits
C N A Certificate or PCT Certifi-
cate preferred
Fax App to (904) 636-2627
Or Mail app to
State of Florida People First
Staffing Administration
PO Box 44058
Jacksonville, FL 32231-4058
People First@ 1-877-562-7257
or (850) 973-5000
Closes 08/02/06
Fingerprinting Required
EEO/AA/VP Employer

ment its staff with the following
professional positions:
Children's Services Coordinator
This position will be responsible
for coordination and management
of Children's Services for seven
counties in the Big Bend Region.
Individual must have knowledge
and experience in early interven-
tion, disabilities and medical termi-
nology, components of quality
childcare, screening and assess-
ment tools, and community re-
sources. The candidate must have
strong communication, interper-
sonal and organizational skills,
along with supervisory skills.
Applicants must have a B.A. or
B.S. degree in Early Childhood De-
velopment'or related field and must
have experience screening and as-
sessing children ages 0-5 and 2
years supervising staff. Qualified
applicants should submit resumes
and salary requirements to the ad-,
dress listed below.

Technical Assistance Specialist
This. position will be responsible
for providing training and technical'
assistance to Early Learning Pro-
grams in seven counties. This posi-
tion will review monitoring reports
and plan technical assistance, men-
toring and training to assist centers
in improving their program opera-
tions. Attention to detail, organiza-
tion, and excellent people skills are
a must.
Applicants must have a minimum
of 3 years experience working in
programs serving children ages 0-5
and an C.D.A, A.A. or B.S. in Ear-
ly Childhood Development or a re-
lated field. Qualified applicants
should submit resumes and salary
requirements to the address listed
Email resumes and salary require-
ments (including position title) to:
aroberts@elcbigbend.org or mail
-. Early Learningi Coalition ,,
325 John Knox Roadt
Building L Suite 201
Tallahassee, FL32303
Attn: Program Dept.

Early Learning Specialist Coor-
This position will serve as point of
entry to the providers, community
partners and staff at the Early
Learning Coalition office in Quin-
cy, FL. Individual must have
knowledge of the components of
quality child care, as this position
will assist child care providers in
the use of early learning materials
and resources, and provide admin-
istrative support to staff at the local
coalition office.
Applicants must have a minimum
of a CDA (Child Development As-
.sociate) Credential and experience
with general office equipment,
computer skills and software, atten-
* tion to detail, organization and pro-
fessional written and verbal com-
munication skills. Qualified appli-
cants should submit resumes and
salary requirements including posi-
tion titles to:
aroberts@elcbigbend.org or mail

Early Learning Coalition
325 John Knox Road
Building L- Suite 210
Tallahassee, FL 32303
Attn: Program Dept

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 con-
tact, 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 simply only
work because you're bored,
then please do not appy.

Drivers: Great Pay, Bonus
Prgm! Solos: Avg. $900 -
$1100/wk. Teams: Guaranteed
5200mi/wkly. Owner/Ops Wel-
come! CDL-A 2yrs. Exp. Re-
quired Anita: 800-451-5529

FT Maintenance Technician. High
school diploma or equivalent de-
sired. Valid Florida driver's license
as required. Competitive Benefits
include health, dental, life, disabil-
ity, savings, supplemental AFLAC
insurance; 403b retirement 'ac-
count; access to onsite daycare and
fitness facilities. EOE / Drug-Free
Workplace Criminal background
checks required. Apply in person at
ACV Personnel Department Mon
thru Fri from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00
p.m., Carter Village Hall, 10680
Dowling Park Dr. Dowling Park,
FL; fax resume/credentials to (386)
658-5160; or visit www.ACVil-
lage. net.

Holiday Inn Express
Now Hiring
Maintenance Person
Benefits, competitive pay, Great
working environment. Exp. a must!
Monday through Friday 8-5 850-
973-2020 Ask for Craig or Betty.
Drivers & Contractors:
( Home through the week!
Drop & Hook Loads!
Great Pay/Benefits!
CDL-A, 3yrs exp.

Country Kitchen
Now Hiring Servers

Full-Time RN Case Manager
RN/ Case Manager, for home pa-
tient care in Madison County. Cur-
rent Florida license as RN required.
Plus 2 -3 years med-surgery experi-
ence preferred.

Full-Time Home Health Aide
Reqtied training foi CNA& HHA
Certificate, Minimum of one (1)
year experience (preferably home
care), must demonstrate maturity,
caring, and gentle attitude toward
patient/caregivers, must have reli-
able transportation, must have valid
Florida driver's license & auto in-
surance, must be able to physically
access any home in Madison Coun-

Great benefit package!
Interested candidates can apply
in person or by faxing a resume
to (850) 575-6814 or
Apply on-line!

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Dept of Health
Madison Co. Health Department
LPN Position #64080235
Annual salary starting at
State Benefits
Licensure as a Practical
Nurse in accordance with
Chapter 464.FS
Fax App to (904) 636-2627
Or Mail app to
State of Florida People First
Staffing Administration
PO Box 44058
Jacksonville, FL 32231-4058
People First@ 1-877-562-7257
or (850) 973-5000
Closes 08/02/06
Fingerprinting Required
EEO/AA/VP Employer


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Gold Kist, Inc. has an immediate career opportunity for an experienced Ammonia Refrigeration Mechanic at the
Processing Plant in Douglas, Georgia. Qualified candidates will have 3+ years 'of experience working with am-
monia refrigeration, a basic electrical knowledge, some PLC background and boiler operation experience. Am-
monia Certification is a plus but not necessary training will be obtained..Ability to read and write English -
bilingual a definite asset. There will be a rotation of overtime scheduled.
Gold Kist has an excellent pay and benefits package to include life, health, dental, pension, and 401(k). Inter-
ested and qualified candidates should complete an application at their local Department of Labor or may e-mail a
resume to norma.pope@goldkist.com For additional information, contact Roy Smith at 912-260-1257. E 0 E
Gold Kist, Inc. has an immediate career opportunity for an experienced Process Maintenance Mechanic at the
Processing Plant in Douglas, Georgia. Qualified candidates will have 3+ years of experience working with food
processing equipment, a basic electrical knowledge, a strong mechanical, pneumatic, and hydraulic knowledge,
and some PLC experience certification or documented training can be substituted for some experience: Abili-
ty to read. and write English bilingual a definite asset. Weekend work required.
Gold Kist has an excellent pay and benefits package to include life, health, dental, pension, and 401(k). Inter-
ested and qualified candidates should complete an application at their local Department of Labor or may email a
resume to norma.pope@goldkist.com. For additional information, contact Andy Collier at 912-260-1257. EOE
Gold Kist, Inc. is one of the nation's largest chicken companies. More than 2,300 family farmers in the South-
east produce 14 million chickens a week, which are sold under the Gold Kist Farms@ brand name and under the
private labels of many of the nation's top supermarkets. Guided by the highest ethical standards, the mission of
Gold Kist is to be the "go-to" chicken company, preferred in the marketplace because,of superior customer ser-
vice, professional expertise, product quality, and innovative problem-solving. For additional information on Gpld
Kist, Inc., please go to www.goldkist.com
Gold Kist, Inc. has a career opportunity for recent college graduates to enter the Management Training Program
at its South Georgia Poultry Processing Division. Qualified candidates must have recently graduated -'many
fields would be applicable. Experience or internship in a food or industrial manufacturing environment is a plus.
Gold Kist has an excellent pay and benefits package to include life, health, dental, pension, and 401(k). Inter-
ested candidates should email a resume with cover letter to sga.jobs@goldkist.com
Gold Kist, Inc. has an immediate career opportunity for an experienced Supervisor on 2nd shift at the Poultry
Processing Plant of Gold Kist in Douglas, Georgia. Qualified candidates must be High School graduates and
have a minimum of 2 years supervisory experience in a manufacturing environment. For additional information
on this position please go to www.goldkist.com
GCld K hai anj e'.celkrni pa,, .rJ trientii,.package 1to inl.ide. life, health, dental, pension, and 401(k). Inter-
c !ted and qual itied ca.ididaies -ho-uld complete an application at the Department of Ljbor or ma. maill a resume.
with cover letter to norma.pope@goldkist.com. EOE-M/F/V/D

Madison County Carrier 17A

The Madison County Board of County Commissioners will hold a public hearing in the
County Commission Meeting Room, Courthouse Annex, 229 S.W. Pinckney Street,
Madison, Florida on Wednesday, August 16, 2006 at 6:00 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
Public Service/Utility use (Telecommunication Tower) on the following property:
1. A parcel of land in section 21, Township 1 North, Range'7 East located approxi-
mately 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 to the
above referenced application. Any persons wishing to appeal any decision made at the
above referenced public hearing will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the pro-
ceedings is made.


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-Always wanted to work in nursing?

-Want to be a CNA but can't afford it?

-Got your high school diploma or GED?

-Got a clear record?

-Are you at least 18 years old?

-We provide training at no cost to you!.

-Will Pay for Certification Exam!**

Lake Park of Madison is looking for compassionate,
quality-minded, self-starters willing to take an inten-
sive 10-day course at no charge* that prepares you for
the State of Florida CNA certification examination. If
successful in passing the course, you are eligible for a
job at Lake Park of Madison until you can get your
CNA certificate.***

The next CNA Exam prep course is offered every day
for 3 weeks, Mon-Fri 8:00-5:00 starting Monday Sep-
tember 25, 2006. at 8:00 a.m. and ending with a grad-
uation ceremony on Friday, October 13, 2006. The
course is offered at Lake Park of Madison Skilled
Nursing & Rehabilitation Center 259 SW Captain
Brown Road, Madison, FL.

If interested, please call 850-973-8277, Human Re-
sources Department.
Applications accepted thru August 31, 2006

-must pass course for free tuition
**must get certification for free certification exam
***must get certification within 60 days of hire

Lake Park of Madison is an Equal Opportunity Em-
ployer and adheres to requirements of Title VII of the
Civil Rights Act in selecting employment candidates
and employees
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now hiring for Field Service Technician.
Please review the detailed job
descriptions and requirements, listed on
the website and apply online at

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