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a"A- ivi' THE SPIRIT OF MADISON COUNTY
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Crenshaw announced Thurs-
it h a t
Ander c u e
the Fiscal Year 2005 Assis-
tance to Firefighters Grant
"Thanks to this funding,
when the Madison Fire Rescue
firefighters respond to an
emergency the\ \\IIll ha\ e the
Please see Crensha". Page
B\ Jacob Bembri\
Griet', Publisiinxz. Inc.
Sean Carson, a teacher at
Aucilla Christian Academy,
and a Greenville resident, re-
cently traveled to Los Angeles,
California, where he taped his
upcoming appearance on the
game show Jeopardy.
Carson earned his spot on
the show by answering an on-
line questionnaire and quiz.
Please see Carson, Page 14A
Man Arrested For
Trying To Steal
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
A Madison man, was ar-
rested for, attempting to steal
cable television on Thursday,
According to a Madison
Police Department report,
Samuel Lee Gallon, 45, had
climbed a telegram pole,
which was connected to the
cable service, and was running
cable across the road to a resi-
Patrolman Reggie Alexan-
der found cable connectors,
pliers and a knife for cutting
Please see Gallon, Page 14A
2 Sections, 22 Pages
Around Nladison Co 5-7A
Church Section B
Community Calendar 5A
Regional Crime 4A
Vie\ point 2-?3A
Rumor or Reality: Are Salaries,
Raised Rates Connected?
By Ginger Jarvis -
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The ugly head of rumor
appeared before the Madison
City Commissioners at their
regular meeting on August 8.
The board addressed the ques-
tion of a connection between
increased water/sewer rates
and a planned raise system for .
The matter arose during a. Tm Tuckey
presentation by Tom Tuckey, who presented a letter
from Buddy McWilliams. The letter requested the
board to amend the recently-approved ordinance that
ties the city commissioners' salary to that of the
county commissioners. (The city board would be
paid one-third of the county commissioners' pa\.)
Tuckee referenced the letter's statement that the
closing of Smithfield will adversely affect the cit.
budget, .nd that a raise at this point nmiught not be fea-
Mayor Judy McGhee stat-
ed, "The majority of our
Landowners are on fixed in-
come. We have heard rumors
that raises in the water and
sewer rates will fund the com-
missioners' salary. That is not
true." She cited an emnplo.ee
salary increase last year that
did not include the commis-
Judy McGhee sioners. "We have looked at
the formula for the pay increase and held the first
reading of the ordinance before Smithfield an-
nounced it would close."
Commissioner Jim Stanley commented that he
had not known the salary when he ran for office. "I
have always wanted to, serve the people of Madison,'"
he said. "I was appalled that there was no plan for the
coiminussioners to get a pay raise while the other em-
Please see City Commission. Page 14A
One-Car Accident Leaves Two Seriously Injured
Greene Publishing. Inc. Photo by Jacob Bembry, August 14, 2006
EMS personnel Lucas Williams, Chad Thomas and Beth Hooker, pictured left to right, as-
sist Daisey Bolden, of Greenville, who was injured in a wreck on Sullivan Still Road.
By Jacob Bembry control of the vehicle, causing her car to run off the
Greene Publishing, Inc. roadway and strike .a tree.
A one-car accident left two people seriously in- The Toyota came to rest at the point of collision.
jured on Monday, August 14. Daises Bolden and her passenger, Freddie Bold-
According to a Florida Highway Patrol report, en, 16, were taken to Tallahassee Regional Medical
Daisey M. Bolden, 54, was headed south on Sullivan Center where they were treated for their injuries.
Still Road in a 1993 Toyota. FHP Trooper David N. Sellers was the investi-
Bolden came, around the curve too fast and lost gating officer.
Man Arrested For Possession Of
Marijuana With Intent To Sell
B\ Jacob Bembr fTravis McOuay. right, was ar-
G1- 1f' Pudbilishi. In. rested for possession of mari-
A iadison man % a, cha rged k ith posesl.i1 of, juana with intent to sell. Below '
......lare the drugs and cash seized .
niariut:jla V. ith intent to _ell from him. BH .s-
Accordi g to a MNadison Police Departinenit je- rm m
port. on S.turdam. AAigu-, 12. Tracil Sentell Sic-
Qua\Io. 25. \Pas stopped tor a traffic violation. \\ hen
Patrolman Doug Haskell approached the Nehikle. an1
odor of green maniuarn.laa \\as detected, aloon %ith a,
stro1'n odor ot an alcoholic be\ erase. -
.-As the defendant mio ed from the driver's door
to the rear of the vehicle Haskell obher'.ed a plastic
ba. containing imariluarna in the driver' -floorbard
Ha.kelli ad ised P. trolnman Reggie .Ale,,andei to ,-
handcutt MNcQua). Alter doing so. Ha4.skell told
Please see MNlcQuai. Page 14A
Janet Schrader Sports Reporter
Joins Greene Publishing, Inc.
Janet Schrader has just arrived at
Greene Publishing, Inc. from the Suwan-
nee Democrat. Schrader will be covering
sports, agriculture and doing some feature
writing for Greene Publishing, Inc.. With
over five years experience covering high
school, college and even professional
sports, Schrader will pump up the sports
pages for both The Madison Enterprise-
Recorder and the Madison County Carri-
Schrader is a long-time resident of the
area. She owns 33 acres in Suwannee
County, where she lives with her hus-
band, a well-known farrier, Vinnie Secca-
fico, cow dogs, cats, horses and of
course, cows. Schrader has five children
and numerous grandchildren. The hus-
band is not only a farrier (horse-shoer)
but is also a bonified cowboy. That means
he puts on his spurs many mornings,
loads up the Please see Schrader, Page
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Susie Bishop Williamson
Seeks Re-Election For
I, Susie Bishop Williamson, am seeking re-elec-
tion to the office of Madison County District School
Board District One.
I would like to thank the
people of Distriat One for al-
lowing me to serve as your
school board member, the past
four years. As your board
member, I have completed the
training, along with my fellow
board members and the Super-
intendent, to be one of the 34
districts to earn the distinction
of being Master Board Certi-
fied. I have also attended
workshops and classes on bud- Susie Bishop
get issues, state and federal Williamson
funding, reading strategies, curriculum, laws and
legislative issues and have met the requirements to
become Madison's first state Board certified Board
Member. For the past two years I have served on the
Florida School Board Association's legislative com-
mitteehelping to draft the proposals for the platform
committee. I have been able to meet with each of
the Senators and Representatives who 'represent
Madison County on a one on one basis to discuss our
needs and concerns as a district and how the issues
before them affect the Madison School District.
I also feel my 30 years experience in the class-
room has given me an understanding of the prob-
lems and challenges we face everyday as we try to
probe ide the best education for our children. As your
board member. I have tried my best to be available
to you at all umes, to return calls. answer all ques-
tions and address all concerns presented to me: If re-
elected I will work to continue to represent you as
your board member. I will keep myself informed on
the issues before the board so the best decisions can
be made for the children of Madison County. I am
also dedicated to understanding our budget and
spending wisely. I am always available to talk to
you about your concerns and can be reached at 973-
6413. Again I would like to thank the votersof Dis-
trict 1 and ask for your continued support.
Political Advertisement paid for and approved
by Susie Bishop Williamson non-partisan candidate
for School Board District One.
Man Arrested For
Possession Of Crack
With Intent To Sell;
Other Suspect Flees'
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
A Madison man was arrest-
ed for possession of cocaine
with intent to sell on Friday af-
ternoon, August 11.
According to a Madison Po-
lice Department report, Patrol-
man Jimmy Fletcher attempted
a traffic stop on a car on Moore -
Street. The driver attempted to Danyell Davis
flee in the car and headed down Farm Road.
The driver .of the car, identified as Craig
Solomon, jumped out and fled on foot. While the
passenger, Danyell Davis, was monitored by Cpl.
Chris Cooks, Fletcher attempted to locate the sus-
pect, but his attempts were to no avail.
After Davis had been detained, a coffee cup was'
located in the cup holder beside Davis.
The cup contained a white substance believe to
be crack cocaine.
2A Madison County Carrier www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, August 16, 2006
With The Publisher
Mary EUen Greene
A Sin Is A Sin In God's Eyes
On 'our 96th Birthday,
3 Salute Nou, 31ather !!
Tuesday, August 15th was a
very special day for our family.
My father, William Buford
Selman, turned 96 years old that
very day. He was born on Au-
gust 15, 1910. inArmuchee, Ga., ,
(which is near Rome, Ga.), to
Lottie and Jonah Selman. he
was was oldest son of a family
of six children.
Dad's mother was a music w
teacher in Armuchee, and area
children would come to her ,
house to learn how to play the piano. I remember the many years
we would go visit them in the summers, and how much we, too, en-
joyed playing onher piano, and listening to her plan.
His dad was a rural mail carrier, and consequently, knew
everyone-in the area, and they knew him.
In hi's immediate family were Jessie, the oldest (and the only
girl), who has passed away. She and her husband, Cyril, owned ah
restaurant, and we always loved to go eat there when we visited in
Then, the second-born was Dad, who was born Aug. 15, 1910.
Dad finished high school in Armuchee, and worked in repair for a-
telephone/exchange company with Southern Bell. Then, during
the depression, he worked for the Georgia Agicuilure Dept.-iin-
specting Cotton. This is the job that brought him to Madison,
where for three years he was a Statistician n ith the United States
Cotton Crop Service. He later worked with the Van H. Priest Co. as
their head bookkeeper foritheir many dime storesin Florida and
Ga. He stayed with the Priests for about l6 years. After he and
mother married, they opened Lucile's Dress Shop next door to the
dime store, and ran it together for 60 years, until it burned when
downtown Madison got fire in 1997. Dad said then that this was
simply the Lord's way of saying, "Buford, it's time to take Lucile,
and go home."
Third in line was his brother, Roy, who was a real estate in-
"e'6stor, who fiad th lumber ard 'and a Saw Mill business, as well.
oR6 is also dceas'ed. Roy's ife. Iftene, is stilfliving ,ith her
daughter, Linda, and her husband.near Rome.
The fourth child in line was my Uncle Gordon Selman, who
lives right here in Madison. He followed his brother, Buford, to
Madison after he finished school in Rome, and worked with Van HI.
Priest &.Co. for many years as one of the warehouse foremen, un-
til his retirement. He and his wife, Hettie, whom he met in M1di-
son, have two children, Martha and Don. Martha lives in Tallahae -
see, and Don lives in Madison.
The fifth child in line was his brother, Clyde, whom dad said
he was given the pleasure to name. Clyde was the Vice-President
of the First National Bank in Rome; Ga. for many years, and he,
too, knew everyone in the area. Just last year when The Husband
and I were at St. George Island for a few days, we were sitting on
the beach one day when a nice lady from Ga. joined us. She told
us she grew up in Rome, Ga., and I told her I had an uncle who
worked for the bank there. When I told her it was Clyde Selman,
she grinned, from ear-to-ear, and with tears in her eyes, she told me
a story of how her husband had died and'she didn't know anything
about his business affairs, or their bank accounts, and how my un-
cle Clyde and had sat down with-hei and showed her everything
about what her husband and set aside for her and how they had:
worked every detail out, so she would have no worries to go
through. She told me that she always considered my uncle Clyde
one of the finest men she had evei known.
The sixth child of the family was James, the baby. James
stayed in Armuchee and built houses and did home maintenance
work in the area. James, also, is deceased. So, the only living chil-
dren of his family now, are Dad and Gordon, both here in Madison,
and both very close to one another.
Our immediate family has been blessed to have had the patri-
arch of our group with us for these wonderful 96 years. (Of course,
I wasn't with him all 96 years. If I do my arithmetic correctly, and,
I'm an English major because Icannot do math well,our father was
just 29 years old when my twin brother, Wiley, and I were born on
March 10, 1939.)
Our older sister, Roberta Lucile Selman, was born 18 months
before us, in 1937. Then after Wiley and I were born, they waited
10 years to have another child. (Can you blame them? I mean three
children in 18 months?)
Susan Lee Selman, our sister was born in 1949, and two years
after that, William Buford "Bill" Selman, Jr. was born in 1951.
We had the best parents in the world, and for this reason, I
salute the greatest father in the world.
Thanks, Dad, for all you have done for us, and are still doing
as the patriarch of our family.
"Nuff said...Bye for now...See 'ya.
"Children Do Not Realize"
As children, we can't comprehend or fully realize
The meaning of a father's love; How tender and how wise,
His patience and his guidance. His helpful caring ways,
The special, thoughtful things he does to brighten up the days,
Years go by before we know the depth of his concern,
The love in his protectiveness -- it takes so long to learn.
But, as we grow, we understand, for we look back and see a
Through older eyes and wiser hearts, his love and loyalty.
It's these and many other things that make him grow more dear,
More admired, and more appreciated with every passing year
We Love You, Dad -------- Your Family
We have received "letters to the editor" in abundance dur-
ing the past week, concerning the "Money Embezzled" story
that we printed a couple of weeks ago. Some letters we could
print, and some we could not.
We agree to the fact that as Christians we are called upon to
help God's "lost sheep." We agree that when we help a fellow
brother "find the grace of God" that God smiles down upon us.
We agree that if slapped in the face we should turn the other
cheek. .... .
But....... America is America today because of our laws
that govern this land. If someone breaks one of those laws then
that person should be held accountable.. And yes......we
know..... we all will be held accountable for ALL our sins, when
we stand before God and our "Book of Life" is opened.
However, we would like to ask a question to all that say
"turn a blind eye, and help this brethren.','
Let's pretend that. one night you go out to a dinner and a
movie. Upon returning to your house you find that it has been
broken in to.- Upon investigating, you find that many item's have
been stolen. Among those items are your television,. stereo,
VCR/DVD, microwave, your wedding china .ind Sil er, all your
jewelry, your husband's guns, your children's boom-boxes, your
children's jewelry, the money you had hidden in your sock
drawer, and your children's money that they had hidden in their
So, you call the police and they come take fingerprints. The
following week you receive a telephone call that the police have
captured the two men that broke into your house and stole your
Here's your question........ are you going to press charges?
Or, are youi going to turn the other cheek and let them no on their
: Our best bet here is that \ou (WE ALL) \ would press
charges So the next question xwouldbe.....that make-, one in-
stance different than the other? \re belie\e.... NOTHING..
Stealing is stealing. \Vhy would'you help one brethren but not
dhe other? Just because it happened IN church does NOT make
it any better.
We could really get in deep and go further into more
heinous crimes. Our jails and prisons are FULL of "lost sheep."
If we turn our cheeks to ALL wrong doings then we are filling
our streets with criminals that can continue to hurt our children,
and our children's children. For instance.....what if a man rapes
your daughter? He is IN FACT a lost sheep; What are we to do?
Do we prosecute or do we let him go free? And don't say steal-.
ing is different than rape!!! A sin is a sin in God's eyes. All sin
is the same in HIS eyes.
We, by all means, are. not trying to judge, prosecute, and
condemn any ONE person in this letter. The entire message
here is to only say..... We have laws in this country for a rea-
son. We are ALL supposed to be held accountable for our deci-
sions we make in our lives, while ON this earth. The Lord Je-.
sus will hold us .accountable for our' sins once we pass though
thii \ orldly existence., Until then. we have rules and'la\ s that
we are to be governed by while here. What makes one man dif-
ferent than another man? What makes one crime better than an-
other crime? What makes one lost sheep different than another
If we are to begin this tradition, then we will have no need
for policeman in this country. If all crimes are to begin being
met and answered with "forgive and forget" then we can abol-
ish all jails and prisons and begin living as "protect your own";
There will be NO laws to live and abide by. Our children (nor
ourselves) will'be safe. If we open all jail cell doors and let out
all. criminals, so that we may better help them, what in the world
do you think would happen?
Another question might be........Let's pretend that banks
were non-existant and all movie\ was' kept in a safe inside the
church. One night someone broke into the church office, and
opened the safe. and stole $53,000. \\hat \ would the reaction be
then? Should that person be prosecuted, or let go free?
Are we going to send a message to all church go-ers across
this county "Take as you see fit. No punishment will be imple-
mented, as long as )ou attend church regulary"
Letters to the Editor are typed word for word, comma for comma, as sent to this newspaperr.
o' The Thugs..
This is to the thugs that tore down my front door Thursday let God do the convicting. I would only ask if you have an
morning about 3:30a.m. You came in on an elderly lady that ounce of decency in you, you will return my pocket book. I
lives alone and took her pocket book and some very precious hope no one ever does this to you.
things that I can't replace.. I hope God forgives you, I do and I Name withheld, on file at this newspaper
Shame On Good Christians
After reading this article in Wed. paper made me sick. If you words, who Could throw the first stone.
all would do this to one of your own. What would you do to When one of your's is down, in place of knocking them down
someone who is not part of your Church Family. more, have you thotlght of prayer and doing something good for
Before you all find so much fault with Sonny and Frances, that, person. Try some walking and not so much talking.
why don't you look at your owi life. Those without sin cast the Shame, shame on good Christians.
first stone. I know if Jesus was in your midst today and said those Dorothy E. Hubble
Want To Play Pro Baseball?
If you are interested in playing Pro Baseball look on the internet at MLB.com and send some e-mails to the teams requesting
tryouts in these areas. I have tried but they said they need more requests. Please help.
Money Missing From Church
I for one agree with the recent letters about the church
Who is anyone to judge each other?
By the way the entire accuser, did you pay your tithes as
God commanded? If you haven't you've stolen from God.
Sins Call For Punishment
I have read with interest the last two weeks, both Jacob Be-
mbry's article on the funds, which were embezzled at Madison
First Baptist Church, as 'well as the letters in which people said
we should forgive Sonny Arnold, who apparently admitted tak-
ing the funds and then begging for forgiveness.
While I do not attend that church, I am a Christian. In the
Bible, we read of people who did not follow God's laws and
they begged for forgiveness but still they had to pay the conse-
What happened when David committed adultery with Bath-
Sheba and got her pregnant and then sent her husband to the
front of a raging battle, knowing that he would be killed? David
asked God to forgive him and He did. Still, David suffered pun-
ishment because the child that Bath-Sheba had, died, although
David cried out for its life to be spared. God told David that the
sword would never leave his house. Look at what is happening
to Israel today. The sword has never' left its house.
When the two thieves hung on the cross on each side of Je-
sus, they were there because they were thieves. There is no evi-
dence that they were murderers. One of the thieves admitted that
he should be there.and asked Jesus to forgive him. That thief
was forgiven and he went to Heaven. Still, his life was not
spared that day.
Man still has laws against theft. While the person who com-
mits the crime 'may ask for forgiveness, they still have to face
It's not up to me to judge Sonny Arnold. I don't think that
people should judge Jacob Bembry's integrity as a journalist to
present the facts as they were presented to him, either.
Wednesday, August 16, 2006 www.greenepublishing.com Madison County Carrier 3A
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Lee Limelight _____ National Security
Benefit For Crystal Farnell Set For Saturday
Crystal Farnell found out Wednesday, August 9, that her
nephew, Michael "Gator" McIntosh is a perfect match for her to.
have a kidney transplant and they will meet with doctors to set a
date for a Wednesday in September, for the transplant to be per-
A benefit dinner for the Crystal Farnell Kidney Transplant
Fund will be held Saturday, August 19, from 5-8 p.m. at the Lee
Elementary School cafeteria. Everyone is invited to come out and
enjoy an evening of fun and great gospel and bluegrass music.,
For a $5 donation, people can eat-in or take their food out.
The McCormick Family, Kirk Pittman, the Echols County
Travelers and Tania Williams, and others will perform music dur-
ing the dinner.
Tickets for the event will be $5 each. There will be a big-
prize raffle ticket sale and drawing. You do not need to be present
to win. Raffle items include a Remington 1l-gauge 870 pump
shotgun; a Ruger .22 automatic rifle; a Knight .50-caliber black-
powder rifle; a gas grill; and a $100 gasoline gift card.
A cake auction will begin at 6 p.m. and include a variety of
delicious homemade cakes.
A silent auction, featuring handmade blankets, furniture,
household goods and gifts certificates from many local business-
es, will also be held. The bids will close at 7:45 p.m.
The dinner is being put on by-members of the Lee communi-
ty, in conjunction with the Midway Church of God.
Lee Worship Center will host its monthly Gospel Jam on Fri-
day evening, September 1, at 6:30 p.m. The event will be an open
microphone event and everyone is invited to come out and par-
Belated happy anniversary wishes to Simon and Ernestine
Kinsey. They celebrated 61 years together on Monday, August 14.
Happy birthday wishes are extended to Ronnie Lasseter, who
will turn 19 on Thursday, August 17. Julie Knitter also celebrates
her birthday that day. Allen McCormick will celebrate his birth-
day on August 24.
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!
What A Beautiful Place We Live In
Have you driven around Madison County lately and looked at
the countryside? Gatepost has had occasion to do just that a cou-
ple of times lately, and we.have been struck with the beauty of the
trees, fields, gardens, and yards. Take a Sunday afternoon drive,
and you'll appreciate this county a little more.
EEEK! We see a bad hair day coming. Abie has retired from
Roebuck's Salon. A whole heap of us will have to seek a new
hairdresser. We sincerely wish her well and hope she will be con-
tent with this new stage of her. life.
Yeah, Deborah Simmons is back from visiting her brother in
New York. Yeah, she's got that fancy new hairdo and some cool
new clothes to show for the trip.
Rhonda Moore arrived home safely from a conference in
Philadelphia. She said the heat there was truly intense.
Shelby Richards got flowers galore on her birthday. Happy
belated birthday, Shelby. I
Birthday observances coming up are for Suzanne Peavy, Au-
gust 17; Rachel Bush, Aug. 18; Minnie Ruth Pride, Aug. 20; Re-
becca Phillips, Aug. 22; and Jillian Sheffield, Brandy Jones, Jen-
nifer Rosenbaum, Jessie Dawson, and our dear uncle James
Sheffield, Aug. 23. Our cheeriest greetings go out to every one of
you for a wonderful day.
Picket Fence Pride: The crepe myrtles all around town have
been eye-catching. Those white ones in front of the public library
were gorgeous; We hope they haven't been ruined by the rain.
Let's pray for the sick among us. Our friends and neighbors
really count on that support.
Let us know about the birthdays and prayer needs in your
home and neighborhood. Call us at 973-4141 or 973-3870, leave
a note at the Greene Publishing Building on Hwy. 53 S, or email
Meet you at the gatepost next week.
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John Stossel is an award-winning ABC News reporter for
the popular show "20/20." His beat is consumerism; he reports
on. topics that are of interest to consumers. After something like
30 years of investigative journalism, he has written a couple of
books that compile many of the lessons learned. He's a good
writer and hals an interesting message both of his books have
made the New York Times Bestseller list.
I recently read his latest book, "Myths, Lies, and D6wnright
Stupidity: Get Out the Shovel Why Everything You Know Is
Wrong." It's an intriguing title, isn't it?
A quick glance through the table of contents reveals some
interesting and varied topics. For example, here are the titles of
a handful of chapters: Clueless Media; He and She; Bashing
Business; Monster Government; Stupid Schools; Consumer
Cons; The Lawsuit Racket: and Perils of Parenting.
Stossel composes an easy-to-digest format where he identi-
fies a myth, followed by the truth, and then spends several para-
graphs exploring the difference. Each point contains a lot of ev-
idence to back up his assertion, evidence uncovered through
years of investigative journalism. In a nutshell, what Stossel dis-
covered is that there is a lot of so-called "conventional wisdom"
that turns out to be not only unwise, but unsupported by fact as
Alot of what Stossel uncovers is the result of lazy and often
irresponsible journalism by the main stream media. Probably
this is the reason his first chapter is devoted to the "Clueless Me-
dia." I stippo.e this is Stossel's own version of Bernard Gold-
berg's "Bias" that I reviewed for you in a column earlier this
,year. There is another factor involved frequently the journalist
is out of his league. completely unfamiliar \ ith the topic, partic-
ularly if it is scientific in nature. I guess that journalism students
don't come with much background in topics like economics, en-
gineering, math, and the sciences which puts them at risk of ac-
cepting whatever they are told. And don't discount the effect of
political correctness if something is "PC," a reporter with their
eye on the popular culture is very likely to ignore contrary evi-
Let me give you some of the "lies" which Stossel exposes.
NI ith: Chenucal pollution is the cause of the cancer epidemic:
Truth: There is no cancer epidemic.,Myth: DDT causes all kinds
of cancers and nearly-wiped out etern bird in the world; Truth:
DDT saves lives. Myth: Women are worse drivers than men;
Truth: Men are worse.
Myth: Government must make rules to protect us from busi-
ness; Truth: Competition protects us if government gets out of
the way. Myth; Drug companies are evil price gougers; Truth:
The higher the price of drugs, the more beneficial drugs will be
available. Myth: A higher minimum wage helps workers; Truth:
A higher minimum wage helps some workers but hurts more.
Myth: If the main stream media say it's a big problem, it is;
Truth:. If it has to do with economics, the main stream media fre-
quently get it wrong. Myth: Business believes in free markets;
Truth: Most business people couldn't care less about free mar-
kets, and will stifle competition if it serves their interest. Myth:
Republicans shrink government; Truth: Republicans say they
will, but they don't. Myth: Vote for me I'll cut the waste;
Truth: Not on this planet.
Myth: Environmental regulators are impassionate scientists;
Truth: Many are radical activists. Myth: The President and Con-
gress run America; Truth: The people run America. Myth: Pub-
lic schools are underfunded; Truth: Public schools have plenty of
money. Myth: Vouchers will hurt the public schools; Truth:
Vouchers make all schools better. Myth: Premium dog food is
better; Truth: Not to your dog. Myth: Buying on the internet
risks identity theft; Truth: The risks are small.
Myth: Hair-growth potions grow hair; Truth: The few that
work don't work very well. Myth: The threat of lawsuits makes
the world a safer place; Truth: Lawsuits take away our choices.
Myth: Fast food makes you fat; Truth: You make yourself fat.
Myth: Be your kid's friend; Truth: Be a parent. Myth: Teens
need their parents less; Truth: Teens need their parents just as
much. Myth: Money buys happiness; Truth: Not for long.
Myth: Religious people are happier; Truth: Religious people are
If any of these "myth truth" statements pique your interest,
then I recommend you read "Myths, Lies, and Downright Stu-
pidity." There are plenty more examples in this book and a lot
of evidence to back up what John Stossel is telling us.
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In an intensive statewide enforce-
ment effort, state and local law enforce-
ment officials arrested 1,219 people, bust-
ed 14 methamphetamine labs, seized
more than 100 kilos of cocaine, 1,000
pounds of marijuana, 180,000 Ecstasy
pills, more than 3,000 doses of Hy-
drocodone and. Oxycotone, and $7.5 mil-
lion in currency. The arrests and seizures
came during a recent month long period
as part of a proactive, national sweep to
fight drugs and drug-related crime, FDLE
Commissioner Gerald Bailey announced
"This effort is a model for how the
state's law enforcement can collectively
use resources to crack down on illegal
drugs," Commissioner Bailey said. "I
hope this will send the message that Flori-
da has zero-tolerance for drug activity."
FDLE coordinated the state's blitz
through its seven Regional Operations
Centers, partnering with the Florida
Highway Patrol, the Department of
Transportation Office of Motor. Carrier
Compliance, the Department of Agricul-
ture's Division of Law Enforcement and
local law enforcement agencies across the
state. Teams and task forces statewide
rounded up drug traffickers, conducted
highway interdictions, executed search
warrants, and dismantled methampheta-
mine labs during the multi-faceted opera-
"Ridding illegal drugs and their de-
structive effects from communities in our
state is a top priority for the men and
women of the Florida Highway Patrol,"
said Col. Chris Knight, Director of the
Florida Highway Patrol. "The results of
this nationwide narcotics operation
demonstrate our collective resolve to con-
tinue serious efforts of interdiction to in-
terrupt the supply of drugs and apprehend
those who deal in this illicit market in
"The fine work of all participating
agencies reflects the high level of com-
mitment of Florida's law enforcement of-
ficers in reducing the use of our highway
infrastructure for illicit purposes and rid-
ding our communities of the scourge of il-
legal drugs and their associated crimes,",
said Col. Graham W. Fountain, Director
of the FDOT Office of Motor Carrier
Twenty-six other states participated
in the nation-wide effort which was led
by the National Alliance of State Drug
Enforcement Agencies (NASDEA). The
event was designed to highlight the effec-
tiveness of concentrated, drug enforce-
ment and to recognize the importance of
federally-funded Edward Byrne Justice
Assistance Program grants in the day-to-
day operations of drug enforcement.
FDLE Assistant Commissioner Ken
Tucker serves as the NASDEA President,
The following is a brief overview of the
state of Florida's results:
Search warrants served: 72
Guns seized: 53
Meth labs busted: 14
Drug endangered children en-
Vehicle seized: 28
Some of the drugs and amounts
1,158 lbs. of marijuana
101 kg of cocaine
1.5 kg of crack cocaine
1,278 doses of prescription drugs
1;8 kg of methamphetamines
2,563 pills of Hydrocodone
880 marijuana plants
540 pills of Oxycotone
180,463 pills of Ecstasy
19 kg of Heroin, and
Small amounts of Oxycodone, Val-
ium, Sinsimelia,. crack cocaine rocks,
Xanax and counterfeit cocaine
Currency seized: $7,527,565
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LOCAL & REGIONAL CRIME BLOTTIER
Statewide Drug Sweep Nets 1,219 ason Cot crI.
- A Craig Lamar
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Brown
*Possession of cocaine
*Possession of Marijuana
*Resisting arrest without violence
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 individuals) will be featured. The ap-
pearance of an individual in this feature represents an open war-
rant for their arrest by local, area, state, and/or federal law en-
forcement authorities, and it in no way is an assumption or in-
sinuation of guilt by this.newspaper or its staff. All persons are
assumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Brought to you as a public service by Your MADISON
Operation "Footloose With Nike" Results In"Arrests
Of Four Members Of A Multi-State Burglary Ring
Four members of a multi-state burglary ring allegedly respon-
sible for 60 commercial burglaries were arrested in Tallahassee ear-
ly Wednesday morning, August 9.
In December 2005, the Florida Department of Law Enforce-
ment Jacksonville was advised by the Jacksonville regional securi-
ty representative for Footlocker stores that there had been a number
of burglaries to Footlocker and other related stores that appeared to
be the work of an organized criminal group. Members of the FDLE
Jacksonville Economic Crime Squad began an investigation into
the thefts. Through their investigation it was learned that 19 law en-
forcement agencies from Florida, Georgia and South Carolina had
active investigations associated with similar burglaries. A Statewide
Work Group was established with FDLE as the lead agency.
The earliest reported incident occurred in April 2005 in Clay
County. Additional Florida thefts occurred in Duval County and
along the east coast as far as Miami, across the state to include Or-
ange County and on the Gulf coast from Manatee County north to
Leon County. The thefts had similar characteristics such as method
of entry and property stolen.
This morning, Jacksonville FDLE special agents notified
FDLE agents in Tallahassee that they were following the suspects
who were headed toward Tallahassee. The suspects were followed
to the Governor's Square Mall in Tallahassee where three of them
entered the mall. Around 1:00 a.m., the three emerged from the
mall. FDLE agents from Jacksonville, Tallahassee and Live Oak
and detectives from the Leon County Sheriff's Office and Tallahas-
see Police Department investigators arrested the three, along with
the driver of the vehicle under surveillance. Hundreds of items of
merchandise from a Gymboree store were found hidden near a mall
exit for pick-up.
Arrested were Tarik J. Williams, 27, Jacksonville; Maggie
Castellanos, 29, Miami; Demitria Thompson, 31, Miami; and Mar-
tisha Walker, 29, Miami. All were charged with burglary of a struc-
ture, grand theft and possession of burglary tools and booked into
the Leon County Jail. '
The suspects typically targeted high end bakciball shoes and
clothing. At this time total losses to commercial retailers burglar-
ized are close to $500,000.
The investigation is continuing and additional arrests are ex-
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Wednesday, August 16, 2006 www.greenepublishing.com Madison County Carrier 5A
AROUND MADISON COUNTY
OBUAI Biq Bend Hospice Honors Pine Lake Nursinq Home
tUANs Pine Lake staff goes the extra mile to make dreams come true
Ada Dean Wells Whigh-
am, age 73, -died Monday
August 7, in St. Joseph's
Hospital after an extended
The Florida native had
lived in Long & Liberty
Counties for the past 45 years
and. was a Baptist. She was
the widow of Jack Whigham.
Survivors are a son and
daughter-in-law; Gary and
Dini Whigham of Richmond
Hill,: GA.; .a sister; Macy
Cleghorn of Brunswick, GA.;
several grandchildren; great-
grandchildren; and nieces
Funeral services were
held at 3 p.m. Wednesday,
August 10, 2006, from the
Rinehart & Sons Funeral
Home Chapel, with Rev. Carl
Graveside funeral ser-
vices were held. Thursday,
August 10, 2006, at Oak
Ridge Cemetery, Madison.
provided the wedding music
and Big Bend Hospice vol-
unteer chaplain Rev. Richard
Quackenbush from Lee
United Methodist Church of-
ficiated the. ceremony. The
dining room also went
through a transformation
into a reception hall for the
bride and groom .to greet
family and friends. Big Bend
Hospice CNA Cheryl Regis-
ter helped coordinate the
special day, and her husband
Mike, was the wedding pho-
tographer. "It is so inspiring
to witness the happiness and
joy that the team was able to
bring to this family," said
Liza Witmer, RN. the Big Bend Hospice Professional Relations Representative
presents a plaque to Pine Lake Nursing Home. Pictured left to right: Liza Witmer,
RN; Dottie Leslein, RN, Director of Nursing; Diane Sullivan, Activities Director:
Catherjne Krentz, Administrator; Charlene Hawthorn, RN, Big Bend Hospice; John
Peterson, MSW, Big Bend Hospice; Gwen Sadler, RN, Big Bend Hospice; Robin
Blanton, Risk Manager; Cheryl Register, CNA Big Bend Hospice. (Photo submitted)
Big Bend Hospice hosted
an appreciation luncheon for
the staff at Pine Lake Nursing
Home to thank them for going
the extra mile to make dreams.
come true for Mike Toole and
his daughter. On Jul 8Sth, Pine
Lake Nursing Home was
Liza Witmer, RN, Big
Send Hospice Professional
Relations Representative pre-
sented a plaque of apprecia-
tion to Diane Sullivan, Activi-
ties Director; Dottie Le'leini
Director of Nursing; Catherine
Krentz, Administrator; and
dream a reality. It was a won-
derful team effort," noted Wit-
mer in presenting the plaque.
Alvin Bruton took the
lead to transform the garden
area into a beautiful wedding
garden with white illusion net-
ting and flowers decorating
transformed into a beautiful lo- Robin Blanton, Risk Manger, the gazebo for the vows to be
-'-- ^. ---._ cation for his ddauhter's wed- "Pine Lake staff went above changede. Big Berid Hospice
/ .- ding- and beyond to make this music therapist Julie Callaham
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%.OBITUARY Nijjjiji M(N0Ai
SFred C. Glass Jr., 87 of
G ge ..Shellon Live Oak passedaway Thlini-
Strawder, uge 73. died M6)n-i day;'. A u 10-'iri' the North
day August 7, 2006, in Lee. Florida Regional Medical
Funeral services were held Ceniter in Gainesville, Fl. Mr.
Thursday, August 10, 2006, at Glass was a Madison native,
10 a.m. at Lee .First Baptist moved to Live Oak in 1940.
Church, with burial to follow He was a retired Farmer, for-
at Lee Memorial Cemetery, mer Mayor if the City of Live
Lee. Oak, served in the U.S. Army
The .family received Air Force during World War II,
friends Wednesday, August 10, and a member of the commu-
2006, from 6-8 p.m. at Beggs, nity Presbyterian Church in
Funeral Home. Live Oak where .he served as
He was born in Valdosta, an Elder Emeritus.
Georgia, and served in the U.S. He is survived by his wife
Arin3 as a Military Police, of 57 years, Hilda Fletcher
He was a lifetime member of Glass of Live Oak; 2 daugh-
Disabled American Veterans, ters, Lawanna & Dave Fernald
and was a member of Lee First and Jovita & Sam Skierski,
Baptist Church. both of Live Oak; 1 son, Thad
He is survived by his wife, & Kay Glass of Live Oak: one
Agnes Strawder of Lee; one sister, Elouise Stewart of
son, John Thomas Strawder of Madison: ten grandchildren
Clarksville, TN.; one daughter, and 7 great-grandchildren.
Patricia Ann Jones of McIn- Funeral services for Mr.
tosh, AL.; and one brother Ed- Glass were conducted Sunday,
ward Thomas Strawder of August 13 at 4:00 p.m. in the
Jackson, NJ.; four grandchil- Community Presbyterian
dren and 2 great grandchil- Church with Rev. Randy Wild-
dren. ing and Rev. Jim Walkup offi-
,-..ciating. Interment followed in
the Live Oak Cemetery. Flow-
"- ers or donations may be made
to the Community Presbyter-
o ian Church, Pinewood Way,
Live Oak, Fl.
Daniels Funeral Home of
Live Oak was in charge of all
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PINCKNEY ST., ROOM 113. EARLY VOTING
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AT 8:30 A.M., IN THE SUPERVISOR OF ELEC-
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PERSON DESIRING TO OBSERVE.
August 18 .coming Services. The Home-
Church \\ill be selling chick-l
en dinners fioni the court-"
house lawn on August 18,
2006, starting at 11 a.m. Din-
ners are $5.00 per plate. For
Ordering and Delivery infor-
mation, please call 973-
Midway Baptist Church
is having their 62nd Home-
coming Speaker will be
Brother Greg Ragans Ser-
\ tce-:,,, tart at 10:30 a.m. v.ith
,Sunday School, followed by
an 11:30 a.m. Morning Wor-
ship. Dinner will be served
in the Fellowship Hall.
Please come worship with
us. If you have any ques-
tions, please contact Rev.
Dennett Cruce at 973-2258.
Big Bend Hospice CNA, Cheryl Register, top left,
assists Mike Toole in escorting his daughter Brandy
down the aisle at her wedding. (Photo submitted)
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advertisements. Before you decide, ask the lawyer to send you free written information
about their qualifications and experience.
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AROUND MADISON COUNTY
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Hamburg-Lovett Fire Department
Hosting Peanut Boil
By Jacob Bembrx All the free boiled peanuts you can eat will
Greene Publishing. Inc. be available at the firehouse. If you %k ish to buy
The Hamburg-Lokett Volunteer Fire -- extra. you can buy them by the
Department neter disappoints the .' '. bag, bucket or bushel.
Madison Coun community, as Politicians running
these host their annual Peanut -'" for office will also be on
Boil each wear. This year's ... hand -to speak during the
Peanut Boil is scheduled for '.. .. -1'" . event.
Saturday. August 26, begin- For more informa-
nin emat l.p.m. tion, please call 948-4353
The Peanut Boiil l l (after 6 p.m.)
also feature a cake auction .. The Hamrnburg-Loventt VTD
and a chicken and rice supper. The cost firehouse is located on Highx.ay 150
for each supper is $5 a plate. North
FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
STATE ROAD AND LANE CLOSURES FOR.
AUGUST 12-18, 2006
The following is a list of
roadwork underway by the
FDOT that may impact traf-
S* U.S. 41 Da) time lane
Today, I am not looking for
votes. I am, instead, giving a
vote of thanks: I am thanking
all for allowing me to serve you
as your County Commissioner,
District 4. The confidence you
have. placed in me does not go
unnoticed. I pledge to continue
in service to all.
It's Never Too Late!
,,f you haven't quite made up your mind
about registering for fall classes at NFCC,
it's riot too late. Call our friendly advisors for
how to get enrolled and start classes August
23rd. Day, evening, off-campus and online
courses. Two-year degrees or career training.
olhs e North Florida Community College Fall Term 2006
Classes Begin Aug. 23
closures of up to one mile be-.
tween- State Road 6, and the
Georgia line as crews work on
the road shoulders and short
lane closures to work on the
box culverts. Also, possible
lane closures in Jennings to
ramps at the sidewalks at
SU.S. 129 Crews will be
repainting the roadway lines
from U.S. 129 to the Georgia
line. This is a slow moving
operation and motorists
should not cross in between
the paint truck and the safety
truck follow\ ing due to wet
U.S. 41 Crews will be
repainting the roadway lines
from the Suwannee River at
White Springs, to State Road 6
soutth of Jennings.
County Road 53 The
closed lane at the 10 Mile
Pond Bridge has been re-
opened but motorists may ex-
perience daytime lane clo-
sures to 'resurface the roadway
approaching the. bridges.
There is still one lane closed
at the Sand Pond Creek
Bridge and traffic is con-
trolled by a temporary traffic
signal. Temporary lane clo-
sures at the Norton Creek
Bridge: as materials are deliv-
ered to rebuild the bridge.
Interstate 10 Daytime
lane closures between the Co-
lumbia County line and U.S.
4129, north of Live Oak to in-
stall new guardrail at inter-
changes and at overpasses.
The speed limit is reduced to
60 mph during lane closures
when workers are present.and
FHP will be strictly enforcing.
Crews are also working on
drainage structures which
require lane closures. Mo-
torists should watch for equip-
ment and crews next to the
U.S. 90 Crews will be
repainting the roadway lines
from the Suwannee River to
the Columbia County line
during the week. This is a
slow moving operation and
motorists should not cross in
between the paint truck and
the safety truck following due
to wet paint.
U.S. 129 Crews will be
repainting the roadway lines
from U.S. 27 at Branford to
the Suwannee River (Hamil-
ton County line).
U.S. 19 Daytime lane
closures to place the second
layer of structural asphalt
(still have one more layer to
go) between the Fenholloway
River Bridge and a mile south
of Salem (17 miles). Plans are
to start at the mid point of the
project and work south.
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Benefit Dinner For Crystal Farnell
Kidney Transplant Fund Set For August 19
at 6 p.m. and include a variety
of delicious homemade cakes.
A silent auction, featuring
handmade blankets, furniture,
household goods and gifts cer-
tificates from many local busi-
Crystal Farnell recently
found out that her nephew,
Michael "Gator" Mcintosh
is a match for her to have a
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Crystal Farnell found out
Wednesday, August 9, that her
nephew, Michael "Gator"
McIntosh is 'a perfect match
for her to have a kidney trans-
.plant and they will meet with
doctors to set a date for a
Wednesday in September for
the'transplanit to be performed.
A benefit dinner for the
Crystal Farnell Kidney Trans-
plant Fund will be held Satur-
day, August 19, from 5-8 p.m.
at the Lee Elementary School
cafeteria. Everyone is invited
to come out and enjoy an
evening of fun and great
'gospel and bluegrass music.
For a $5 donation, people
can eat-in or take their food
The McCormick Family,
Kirk Pittman, the Echols
County Travelers and Tania
Williams, and others will per-
form music during the dinner.
Tickets for the event will
be $5 each. There will be a
big-prize raffle ticket sale and
drawing. You do not need to
be present to win. Raffle items
include a Remington 12-gauge
870 pump shotgun; a Ruger
.22 automatic rifle; a Knight
.50-caliber blackpowder rifle;
a gas grill; and a $100 gasoline
A cake auction will begin
nesses, will also be held. The
bids will close at 7:45 p.m.
The dinner is being put on
by members of the Lee com-
munity, in conjunction with
the Midway Church of God.
Madison County School Board, District 5
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By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
"The willingness with which our young people are likely to
serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly pro-
portional as to how they perceive the veterans of earlier wars
were treated and appreciated by their country." George Wash-
The Trail to Recovery (located on the Internet) at www.trail-
torecoverv.org has a goal to help wounded veterans. The Trail is
a 2200-mile hike along the Appalachian Trail in honor of dis-
abled veterans. The hike started on July 16 and is expected to
end within four months.
The trail extends from Maine to Georgia and goes up many
hills and down many hills. According to the website, the hike is
symbolic of the long road disabled veterans face as they come to
grips with their disabilities and the reality that life as they knew
it will no longer be the same.
"These heroes answered America's call, served honorably
and as a result will continue to fight their own silent battles long
after these current wars come to an end," the website continues.
One hundred percent of the funds raised will go directly to
the Coalition to Salute America's Heroes, an organization,
which works diligently to assist disabled veterans in overcoming
Since the trail was completed in 1937, only 8,425 hikes
have been completed, according to the Appalachian Trail Con-
A fundraising goal of $100,000 has been set for this year.
Airmen and officers from Moody Air Force Base in Valdos-
ta, Ga. are taking part in the Trail to Recovery.
I know that my eight years experience, (1994-2002), as a
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twenty years as a private business owner and operator, will
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From The Front Porch
By Diane Sullivan
Our elders are truly the most courageous
population in our midst. They are brave enough,
to rise to the everyday challenges most of us are
completely unaware of. Their battles are not on
the nightly news, nor broadcasted on the radio,
however; they boldly march forward in our
The battle of our elders is self-esteem. Our
older generation lived and thrived during the
work ethic period. They were taught from an
early age to "give all you have, put the shoulder
to .the grindstone, be proud of your work". They
respected themselves because society respected
them for all their valiant efforts. A man that
spent all day in the fields and came home at dark
was admired. A woman that spent all day cook-
ing, washing, and raising children was treasured.
These once admirable skills are no longer
widely accepted. Naturally, this creates confu-
sion with our elders perception of their self- es-.
Oi elders battle %tnh their feelings of dig-
nity and importance. Their sense of productive-
ness diminishes with retirement and social se-
curity, since this they feel they have nothing
more to contribute. These elders thrived on their
achievements; weather it be' the huge crops of
the garden, the pantry full of put up vegetables,
or their contributions to the community of
Self-respect must be created by the individ-,
ual, although; self-respect is mostly based on
the opinions and attitudes of the people around
us. Therein lies the battle of our elders. 'Each
day they rise up to the challenge of their feeling
of self-worth. We can help our elders bravely
face uncertainty by validating their accomplish-
ments and achievements throughout their life-
Do not go'gently into that good night,
Old age should bum and rave at close of
Rage, Rage against the dying of the light.
Doers Club Discusses
.By Jessalyn Covell
Greene Publishing, Inc.
On. Wednesday, August
9, the Doers Club, which is
a diabetes group/program
met at the Madison County
Senior Citizen's Center to
discuss portion control.
Bonnie Mathis, Health
Educator, gave out an as-
sortment of handouts re-
garding cutting back and not
,over eating which results in
,maintaining a healthy
Mathis focused on care-
fully measuring portions,
she explained the daily food
guide, discussed what one
portion looks like and a
helpful meal planning guide.
By Jessalyn Covell
Greene Publishing, Inc.
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They are an X-ray photo
graph of the breast. .The .;
technique has been in use .
for. about thirty years.
grams do not prevent breast
cancer,:lihe\ c.'in sa'ie lives b',
finding breast cancer as eai i
as possible. Through technolo-
gy, mammograms have been
shown to lower the chance of
dying from breast cancer by
35% in women over the age of
50; studies suggest for women
between 40 and 50 they may
lower the chance of dying
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., that it picks up every breast
cancer. In fact, mammogra-
phy misses at least 10 per-
cent of breast cancer. So, if
.a patient or client feels a
Slump that does show up on
10 a mammogram, bring it to a
doctor's attention, immediate-
I, and get it e% aluated "
Nlamnniograns ar.e not
perfect. Normal breast tissue
d have mam- can hide a breast cancer, so
med. that it does not show up on the
east cancers mammogram. This is called a
mography has false negative. Mammogra-
t many more phy can identify an abnormal-
ated for breast ity that looks like a cancer, but
to keep their turns. out to be normal. This
E "false alarm" is called a false.
positive. To make up for these
limitations, more than mam-
mography is needed. Women
er and also need to practice breast
n u a I self examination and get regu-,
Ichairs lar breast examination by an
experienced health care pro-
tte r fessional, and, in some cases,
cement also get another form of breast
Bearin s, imaging, like ultrasound or
eCtl'ica MRI scanning.
Mammography plays a
1" Hand critical part in diagnosing
itrols breast cancer. In the past, it
was often found that a woman
amps! had breast cancer when she
came in with a lump. Today,
4-5261 the cancers radiologists find
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*detected early, before they can
be felt. by the patient, are
smaller than cancers felt by
patients, and have much lower
.levels of lymph node involve-
There was a good crowd of Madison residents who benefited from the Doers
Club meeting. Pictured left to right are: Flossie Simmons; J.B. DeLaughter;
Pauline Rushing; Cleve Thomas; Bonnie Mathis, Health Educator; Mary Woods
and Dorothy Rogers. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jessalyn Covell, August
Many Hospitals Ban Cell Phone Use
For Better Results In Patient Care
Nikki Willis, Director
of Nursing for Madison
County Memorial Hospi-
tal. (Photo submitted)
By Jessalyn Covell
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The first series of rumors
and the ongoing myth about
cell phones contributing to
death rates in patients at hospi-
tals was in 1998.
Although no real 'deaths
have yet occurred in hospitals
due to cell phone jacti1 it1.
enough sc.try incidents'. hac
taken place that at least some
hospitals have banned the use
f cell phoneson their premis-
es, or at least in their trauma,,
critical care, and surgical ar-
Cell phone interference
has created false alarms in in-
fant incubators and prompted
heart monitors to spew results
making it appear as if patients
hooked up to them were in car-
Cell phones have setLoff.
fire alarms and caused IV
pumps to stop working. Worse,
it has caused failures in some
equipment necessary for the
Getting Past a Foo(
Don't let a food splurge,. After a splurge, don't
end your efforts to lose punish yourself by avoiding
weight. your favorite food or skipping
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think losing weight is a game overeating.
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Forgive yourself and portions. If you indulge in a
move on. Accept that you will rich dinner, plan low-calorie
have setbacks. No one is per- meals for the next day.
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Reflect on what triggered
overeating and come up with
creative ways to circumvent
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maintenance of life itself
Several medical care facil-
ities have enacted bans on cell
phone usage. others .hatie sim-
Sp, chosen to restrict then use
to iir--on-critcal parts of the hos-
pital, and some have decided
to ignore the whole thing. Pa-
tients and: visitors will not find
consistent policies in place in
all hospitals and have to rely
on signage on the. premises to
guide them as to what each fa-,
cility's dell phone policy is.
Nikki Willis, Director of
Nursing for Madison County
Memorial Hospital stated,
"Banning cell phone use al-
lows for us to have more accu-
rate telemetry monitoring,
which means we have a clear-
er picture of our heart moni-
If certain foods are sim-
ply irresistible, find a sensible
way of incorporating them
into your healthy-eating plan.
Celebrating. your suc-
cesses, no matter how small,
can help you avoid setbacks.
Reward yourself with some-
thing unrelated to food when
you've stayed on track for
several weeks in a row. Taking
time to notice your successes
will help build your confi-
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Wednesday, August 16, 2006
MADISON COUNTY 4
Madison County Carrier 9A
4-Hers Honored At Annual Banquet
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Madison County 4-H held
its annual awards ceremony
and banquet on Thursday
evening, August 3.
4-Hers were given awards
for participation in 4-H sum-
mer camps, as well as for the
number of years that they have
participated in 4-H.
Becca Miller was recog-
nized as the new 4-H Director
for Madison County and gave
out awards to each 4-Her,.as
well as recognizing the adult
A delicious buffet meal
was prepared by adult volun-
teers with 4-H, as well as par-
ents of 4-Hers.
Randi Lynn Floyd and Kailee Morris, left to right, were
honored at the 4-H banquet. (Greene Publishing, Inc.
Photo by Jacob Bembry, August 3, 2006)
Jared Langell, Connor Waller, Joshua Bradley, Michael Robinson and Dorian Alberti
received awards for their participation in 4-H. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jacob
Bembry, August 3, 2006)
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Christina Joost was
recognized for her partici-
pation in 4-H for eight
years. (Greene Publishing,
Inc. Photo by Jacob Bem-
bry, August 3, 2006)
Receiving certificates for their participation in 4-H were, front row: Natalie Vasquez:
and back row, left to right: Kimberly Clark, Alan Register, Ethan Clark. Allison Gnann
and Unique Gnann. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jacob Bembry, August 3, 2006)
Tiffany Richardson, Stephen Foust, Jacob Moore, Kimberly Foust, Gregory Foust
and Abigail Vasquez were all recognized for their participation in 4-H. (Greene Pub-
lishing, Inc. Photo by Jacob Bembry, August 3, 2006)
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though their employers don't offer one.
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Madison County Health Department
Presents Abstinence Only Program
At County Wide Day
Wednesday, August 16, 2006
Cindy Brown, Debra Lookabill and Lou Miller, pic-
tured left to right, attended the Abstinence Only Program
to inform students of the dangers of drugs, alcohol and
unwanted teenage pregnancy. (Photo submitted)
Ms.Taylor (teacher), left, and Amy Ellison, right, show
off the Health Department booth at the Abstinence Only
Program. (Photo submitted)
The Madison County
Health Department presented
their Abstinence Only Program
at County Wide Day, August 4,
to all school board employees.
Afterwards some of the teachers
and staff stated they were
shocked by. the information
shared concerning Madison
County teenagers. Amy Ellison,
Abstinence Education Coordi-
nator, presented several reasons
why Madison County needs this
program; such as the high num-
ber of sexually active teens, teen
pregnancy rates and Sexually
Transmitted Disease (STD) risk
In 2003, Madison County
ranked higher than 65 other
counties in the state for girls be-
tween the ages of 10-14 giving
birth. This placed Madison
County second in Florida for the
most teen pregnancies for this
age group. According to the De-
partment of Health (DOH)
Healthy Start Screening Rates
for Madison County, there were
50 girls between the ages of 10-
19 that became pregnant during
the 2005-2006 school year.
Fifty girls were screened, but
the actual number of pregnan-
cies was probably higher, if
their prenatal care was provided
outside of the county or state.
Our youngest mom during this
time delivered at the age of 11.
According to the DOH Bureau
of STD's, one out of every three
sexually active teens in Florida
will acquire a sexually transmit-
ted disease. Also, the Center for
Disease Control (CDC) report-
ed in 2003 that 62 percent of all
twelfth, graders admitted to hav-
ing sexual intercourse. These
statistics can be directly applied
to our students at Madison
County High School (MCHS),
if there are 158 seniors then 33
will acquire a STD.
Over the next year, the Ab-
stinence Program plans to in-
form students fourth through'
eighth on how to abstain from
risky behaviors that may lead to
sex, drugs and alcohol. Each
month the Abstinence Program
will present a rally or a class-
room lesson. Our first rallies
are planned at Madison County
Central School (MCCS) August
22, and Madison County Alter-
native Excel School (MCAES)
August 23, 2006.
The Abstinence Only Pro-
gram was represented at County
Wide Day by Amy Ellison
*C.N.A., Abstinence Education
Coordinator, Debra Lookabill
M.S.W., Social Services Direc-
tor/Program Manager and
Cindy Brown R.N., School
Harper Named New Math
Teacher At Excel School
By Jessalyn Covell
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Wendy Harper is the new
math teacher for sixth through
twelfth grades at the Madison
County Alternative Excel
She received her bachelors
in math and secondary educa-
tion at Flagler College.
She decided to become a
teacher when she was working
as an aide awhile ago at a high
school. She loved all of the in-
'teraction with students and it
drove her to being an exciting
career as a teacher.
The 2006-2007 school year
marks her 16 years as a teacher.
She taught for two years at
Fleming Island High School in
Orange Park and also taught for
a number of years in Lee Coun-
When she sees her students
grasp the concept that is being
taught, she feels quite rewarded.
Harper commented, "The
reason why I really like this al-
ternative school is because here,
you have smaller classes where
you can deal more with individ-
For this school year, she
plans on using the continues im-
provement model and stick to it
through the year to help her stu-
dents become the best students
they can possibly be.
Wendy Harper has
been teaching for a total of
16 wonderful years.
(Greene Publishing, Inc.
Photo by Jessalyn Covell,
Harper stated, "The staff at
the Excel exemplify a lot of
love and concern for their stu-
In her spare time, she en-
joys reading, sailing, doing
crossword puzzles and playing
with her cat.
Her family includes her
husband, Kenny Harper, two
sons and six grandchildren.
Her husband, Kenny Harp-
er has one sister, Nancy Scar-
borough whom is married to
Also, Harper has one broth-
er, Bobby Harper.
Wendy Harper's in laws are
LL and Mary Harper.
She stated, "I am very hap-
py to be working at the Excel
school, making a positive differ-
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Wednesday, August 16, 2006
Madison County Carrier 11A
Trinity Catholic Will Be Tough
This year, the Cowboys will be using a two quar-
terback system. #7 Blake Sapp is a 5'9" junior who
also doubles as a defensive back. Both quarterbacks
will start and play this season for the Cowboys.
(Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Janet Schrader, Au-
gust 14, 2006)
By Janet Schrader
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Last year the Cowboys
had a tough opening game
against Trinity Catholic. Madi-
son dropped the Kick-off Clas-
sic to eventual Class 2-B state
champion. The score was 10-0
with TC picking up the first of
a long string of wins. This year
could be a different story.
Coach Frankie Carroll
says he's going to play every-
body. "We've got 78 kids and
we're going to play all of
them," he said. "It's a kick-off
classic and this is where we get
a good look at the team."
TC has the number-one
rated quarterback in the nation,
according to Carroll. John
Brantley likes to throw and
Carroll. expects Trinity,
Catholic to throw the ball a lot.
"We're going to try to put
pressure on him," Carroll said.
"The plan is to put pressure on
the quarterback and the wide
receivers," said defensive co-
ordinator Rod Williams. He
also added, "That's not all of
Mike Coe said they consider
the Kick-Off Classic to be a
practice game and plan to put
in some of the younger players
to get them used to pressure
situations. "We need to get the
young kids in and get them
some experience," Coe said.
Jeremy Carroll is the run-
ning back coach. He said he's
going to run right at them.
"These guys believe in them-
selves and they believe in the
system," Jeremy Carroll said.
Coach Frankie Carroll
said the offensive plan is to run
right at them and mix it up
with some play action."
The Trinity Catholic Kick-
Off Classic is an away game.
The first real game of the sea-
son will be Friday, Aug. 25 at
home against Union County.
#17 Drew Douglas is 5'7", a senior who will be
splitting time with Blake Sapp as quarterback, also
plays defensive back. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo
by Janet Schrader, August 14,2006)
Celebrity Cheerleaders Cheer Celebrity NFCC Recruits Carrabelle Softball Standout
Roundballers In Basketball Game
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Celebrity cheerleaders grabbed their pom-poms and cheered on both tea
who played in the celebrity basketball game to raise money for the Senior CitizE
Center. Pictured front row, left to right: Johnnae Woods and Linda Jackson. Mid
row, left to right: Frances Ginn, Tax Collector; Leigh Barfield, Property Apprais
and Logan Groover. Back row, left to right: Jada Woods Williams, candidate for:
pervisor of Elections; Betty Vann, candidate for Supervisor of Elections; Lou Mil
Superintendent of Schools; Pearlie Tookes; and Tania Stokes Williams, candid
for Supervisor of Elections. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jacob Bembry,
gust 12, 2006)
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
A squad of local
celebrity women cheerlead-
GED prep classes
DAY & NIGHT CLASSES AVAILABLE
Mon-Thurs: 8:30 am-1 2:30 pm @ NFCC
Tues: 5-9 pm @ NFCC
Tues/Thurs: 6-9 pm @ Madison Co. Rec. Cntr
NORTH FLORIDA COMMUNITY COLLEGE MADISON, FL WEBSITE: WWW.NFCC.EDU
CAREER & TECHNICAL EDUCATION CENTER
ers cheered two teams, co
posed of local celebrity r
on Saturday, August 12.
The purpose of
game was to raise mo
for a new all-purpose bu
ing for the Senior Citiz
The roster for the w
ning team included Do
Brown, Tom Tuckey, Jo
ny Woods, Charles Eva
David Abercrombie, All
Martin, Daniel W. Cai
bell, Clyde Larrabee, B
Clark and the roster for
other team included Ron
Moore, Gianni Jacks
Jimmy King, Opie Pea
Roy Ellis, Jacob Bemi
Octavious Tookes, How
Phillips, Willie Brown
Following the game
cake auction was held w
politicians and local bi
nesspeople buying the ca
to support the senior cen
Opie Peavy, seated,
collects money for tickets
while Howard Phillips,
standing, confers with
him. (Greene Publishing,
Inc. Photo by Jacob Bem-
bry, August 12, 2006)
Jessica Davis. a stand-
out player for the Carra-
belle Panthers, has signed
an athletic scholarship to
ms play softball at North Flori-
ens da Community College.
Idle (Photo submitted)
ser; Carrabelle's Jessica Davis
Su- has signed an athletic scholar-
ler, ship to play softball at North
ate Florida Community College in
"Jessica is one of those
om- athletes you want to have on
men your roster," said NFCC soft-
ball coach Joe Morabito. "She
the is hard working and I expect
ney her to be a very capable and
ild- solid player for the Lady Sen-
,ens tinels this coming season."
Davis, 18, graduated Vale-
vin- dictorian of Carrabelle High
oug School's class of 2006. In ad-
hn- edition to her academic honors,
ans, she received the 2006 Defen-
red sive Award in softball and was
mp- the school's Homecoming
rad Queen. As a standout player
the for the Carrabelle Panthers,
inie Davis pitched and played
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Outside of school, Davis
participates on traveling soft-
ball teams, including the
Wakulla Blaze. She was
awarded the Distinguished
Athlete Award by the U.S.
Marines in 2006.
In support of her signing
at NFCC, Davis' father Don
Davis said, "This is a good op-
portunity for Jessica."
NFCC softball competes
in the Panhandle Conference.
For more information, contact
Coach Joe Morabito at 973-
1671 or visit www.nfcc.edu,
Jessica Davis Signs NFCC Athletic Scholarship
JOB TITLE: Factory Controller
SALARY RANGE: $70-80K
SThirsting for a great career? Nestle Waters North
America, the leader in the bottled water industry with
such brands as Deer Park and Zephyrhills, is seeking a
qualified individual to fill its Regional Finance Manager
position located at its water bottling facility in Madison,
FL (one hour east of Tallahassee, 45 minutes south of
The position's responsibilities include a wide range of
financial and organizational skills such as: coordinating financial plans that include budget, head
count and forecast; preparing financial and non-financial reports; ensuring compliance with compa-
ny accounting policies and procedures; fulfilling accounts payable and payroll processes; determin-
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systems; training users in the process of report preparation; training all Inventory and Finance per-
sonnel; and other related financial responsibilities. Candidates will participate as an integral mem-
ber of the senior management by: providing financial expertise; collaborating in productivity improve-
ment proposals and studies; and providing and/or verifying information for capital investments
The ideal candidate for this position is required to possess a four-year Bachelor's Degree
in either accounting, finance or business administration and 5-7 years experience in a manufactur-
ing environment. In addition, an M.B.A. or C.P.A. certification is preferred. He/she also must pos-
sess strong skills in budgets and forecasting; excellent leadership, communications and multi-task-
ing skills; understanding of financial models and the budgeting process; adherence to GAAP
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12A Madison County Carrier
TIME FOR A-U-C'S
Wednesday, August 16, 2006
R RINGS YOU READY
Mechanic wanted at Qual-
ti ~ m;. T re Cotact Diasne at
v -Y (229) 242.-2338I
Land Clearing, Ponds, Stump Re-
moval, Demolition, and Roads. No
Job Too Small. Free Estimates. Call
Paul Kinsley at 850-973-6326
Covering all your insulation needs
Specializing in Fiberglass Blown
Insulation. FREE ESTIMATES
Ricky Edwards 850-253-3732
I Clean For You!
Rentals Offices Homes
$10 hour References Available
Pet care available in your home.
"HOMEOWNERS $50,000 TO
$150,000 IN SAVINGS IN MORT-
GAGE INTEREST!!! FREE SER-
VICE NO COSTS! Send name
and address for free info to Jessie
James, 147 S.W. Owendale Ave.,
Greenville, Fl. 32331."
Design & Free Estimates
Johnson & Sons Landclearing
By the hour or by the acre
No Job Too Small
'78 CJ5 V8
1962 Volkswagon Dune Buggy
Fiberglass body. 4 seater with seat-
belts. Street legal,. Great,condition!:
Must sell. Aslkigi:$6,5000.orbest
Call Ronnie at (386) 362-7505
2000 Ford Expedition
White; grey interior; sunroof;
CD player; front and back a/c;
third row seat; cloth seats; regu-
lar oil changes; running boards;
tinted windows; good condi-
tion; 113,000 miles, $7,000
Call 973-3497 or 973-4141
SOFA & LOVESEAT. NEW MI-
CROFIBER, Stain Resistant, Life-
time Warranty, Still in Crate, Can
Deliver. Sug. List $1250, Sell $475,
1982 14x70 single wide mobile
home. 3 bd/2bth 884 sq. ft.
Newly renovated in 2003. Must
see to appreciate! Must be
moved. Asking $7,000 obo Call
Marc at 850-971-9918
MATTRESS: King Size Orthope-
dic 3 pc. Set. New, unopened
w/warranty. Sacrifice $295. 850-
BED Brand New Queen Orthope-
dic Pillow-Top Mattress Set. In
plastic, warranty, can deliver. $250.
6 PC. BEDROOM SET Head-
board, frame, dresser, mirror, chest,
nightstand. NEW in boxes, must
sell $550. 850-222-9879
Wanted: planted pines for
pine straw. Call Larve Tippett
at 971-5495 minimum of 20
Apartments designed for Se-
nior's and Disabled. 1 &.2 bed-
rooms, HUD vouchers accepted
Call 850-973-3786 TTY Acs
Equal Housing Opportunity
reenville J ointe
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
Mobile Home For Rent
2 bedroom; 1 1/2 bath; no kids; no
pets. $135 week includes electricity
but not propane. Deerwood Inn
Madison Campgrounds. 850-973-
Lake front, gorgeous private
setting, 2 bedroom; 2 bath; no
pets; water and lawn maintenance
'included. One year lease $800
month, $700- deposit. Available
southern illas of
HUD vouchers accepted. 1,2, & 3
BR, HC & non-HC accessible apts.
Call 850-973-8582/ TDDTTY 711.
200 Southern Villas Circle, Madi-
son, FL,32340. .,, ,, ..
Equal Housing Opportunity.
2bdrm/1 bath MH in park on
Highway 53 in Madison,
$135/wk includes electric, ten-
ant to pay for propane.
Call Erin Levin
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PRICED TO SELL! 3 bed 2 bath
home on 16.59 beautiful acres be-
tween Madison and Cherry Lake.
Property is fenced with horse shel-
ter. For more information please
call Jason Robinson with Keller
Williams Realty at 850-673-8191.
Check Station Operators Needed
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Con-
servation Commission is hiring
personnel for seasonal work 'at
Twin Rivers WMA check station
for the 2006-07 hunting season.
$6.40hr. For more information call
Help Wanted: Get paid for refer-
ring people 18 or older that want a
Major Bank credit card. You get
paid a percentage of all their pur-
chases. Send name and phone num-
ber to: Tywana Arnold, 147 SW
Owendale Ave. Greenville, FL.
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ome Oak Bottoms *
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Directions:- From Quitman, take Hwy 333 South to Pine View Station. Turn right on
Old Madison Hwy going South to Milton Rd. Take Milton Rd, cross Wheeler Rd. Look
Terms: 10% buyers premium on all sales. 20% down day of auction, balance due in
30 days at closing.
For More Information or Free Color Brochure
1-800-448-2074 or (229) 263-9202
on line brochure: wwwburtonrealtyandaucton.com
Ti^ 8Stephen F. Burton _- _i
AIOALTY A"uoAutToN*., Liec RE Broker/Auctioneer
GA 1548 AB 587 AU649 AL #1337 SC3580R
Doctors' Memorial Hospital
Has an employment opportu-
nity at our Madison
Pediatric & Internal
For a PRN Pool
Licensed Practical Nurse
Apply by obtaining an applica-
tion online at www.doctorsmemo-
rial.com Or pick up application
Fax to: (850) 584-0661 email:
$$ AVON $$
Be your own Boss!
Sell $500, earn $250
Starter Kit is only $10
Call Dorothy 973-3153
Cherry Lake Utilities is accepting
bids for the positions of: 1) Meter
reader to read approximately 270
meters monthly. 2) Maintenance
person to perform water line repairs
as needed. Bids must be received
by August 28, 2006. For more in-
formation call 850-929-4620, leave
Repair & Maintenance
Opening for a general purpose re-
pair and maintenance person. Full
Time, we guarantee 40 hours. Must
be qualified in painting, some car-
pentry work along with miscella-
neous jobs. Must have a good dri-
ving record, be reliable and trust-
worthy. Pay rate $8.50 $12 per
hour plus vacation and holiday pay.
We have a drug free work place.
Apply at Ware Oil & Supply Co.
2715 S. Byron Butler Parkway, Per-
ry, FL. 32348
Help Wanted: Earn thousands
booking travel. Make money when
other agents book travel. 'Contact
Tywanna Arnold, 147 SW Owen-
dale Ave. Greenville, FL 32331.
Extension Program Assistant
Madison County Extension office
is seeking applicants for a full-time
Program .Mijtart This is a.staff::
,uppott poitiiori inm 1o ing a' a' ineti
of program support assignments.
Duties include office work, prepar-
ing materials and assisting with a
variety of educational programs.
Apply at Madison County Board of
County Commissioner's office at
229 S.W.' Pinckney Street, Madi-
son, Florida. Madison County is an
Equal Opportunity Employer and a
Drug Free Workplace.
Aucilla Christian Academy is cur-
rently accepting applications for a
bus driver position. Must have (or
be will to obtain) a CDL class B
with P and S endorsements. Also,
must be a positive, Christian role
model. For more information or to
apply, please contact the school at
The City of Madison has (2) open-
ings in the Street Department of
Public Works for a maintenance
worker. Applicants must possess a
valid Florida Class B, Commercial
Driver's .license or obtain the same
within six months' after being em-
ployed. Applicants must read and
write the English language, be able
to communicate orally and be able
to follow oral and written instruc-
tion. This position requires a lot of
medium to heavy physical labor.
Applicants should have experience
driving tractors, mowers and
trucks. It is preferred that appli-
cants have a high school diploma or
GED certificate. The persons hired
for this position must pass a physi-
cal examination, background check
and drug test.
We will be accepting applications
from Monday, August 14th, 2006
through Friday, August 25th, 2006.
Applications may be picked up at
City Hall 321 W. Rutledge St., from
8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. All appli-
cations must be turned in by August
28th, 2006 at 5:00 p.m. to be con-
sidered for the positions.
The City of Madison is an equal op-
portunity employer, a drug free
workplace and recognizes veteran's
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FREE prep classes _\___
*:.. TH: 8:30am-12:30pm @ NFCC
* Tues: 5-9pm @ NFCC Ill[
* T/TH: 6-9pm @ Mdison Rec. Cntr. CLASS IFIEDS
I 971.1632!9IIZ n
luxry atrfio codoinium
Apalachee Center, Inc
A Behavioral Health Care
Center is currently seeking:
ADULT CASE MANAGERS
(Positions located in Gadsden,
Jefferson, Leon, Madison and
A Bachelor's Degree from an ac-
credited University or College with
a Major in Counseling, Social
Work, Psychology, Criminal Jus-
tice, Nursing, Rehabilitation, Spe-
cial Education,- Health Education,
or a related Human Services field
(A related human services field is
one in which major course work in-
cludes the study of human behavior
and development) and have a mini-
mum of one year of full time or
equivalent experience working
with adults experiencing serious
mental illness or a Bachelor's De-
gree from an accredited University
or College and three -ear,. full itme
or equivalent experience working
with adults experiencing serious
A minimum of a Master's Degree
with a major in counseling, social
work, psl, choc'.:o,. nuring, rehabil-
itation, special education, health
education or a related human ser-
vices field and two. years of profes-
sional experience in providing ser-
yices to persons with behavioral ill-
ness, substance abuse knowledge
preferred some local travel required
For more information and a com-
plete listing of available positions:
2634-J Capital Circle N.E.
Pre-Hire Drug Screen & FDLE
An Equal Opportunity/A tti rmait e
Drug Free Workplace.
Build 'Our future %%ilh
Trinit) Materials as a
Must have a good driving record
and class A or B CDL licence.
Trinity Materials offers excellent
benefits including Medical & Den-
tal, Short Term Di<.bilit,. Long
Term Disability, Life Insurance,
401k & Vacation, F/T and top pay.
If you want to be part of a
winning team, contact:
9757 South 51 HWY
Mayo, FL 32343
Drivers: CDL-A O/OPS or teams;
no forced dispatch! 44 offices na-
tionwide, 85% gross paid weekly,
Person Needed For
Advertising Sales at:
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Does a fast-paced career with
a growing newspaper group
spark your interest? Do you
enjoy customer contact, both
in person and over the
phone? Then, it's a safe bet
you will enjoy this job. We're
fun, we're busy and work
best under pressure. If that
sounds like you, please, fax
your resume to Emerald at:
850-973-4121 or apply in
person at the office on Hwy
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 apply.
Bring a copy of your resume
on CD-ROM and make the
suggested changes from your
Resume Review on-site!
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NOTICE OF IHE RING TO IMPOSE AND PROVIDE FOR COLLECTION
OF FIRE PROTECTION SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS
Notice is hereby given that the Board of County Commissioners of Madison
Ccunr willI ondur Ia public hearing to consider imposing first protcltiun special assessments
against ceruin properties within the Mladion County Fire Protecrian Municipal Service
Benefl Unit ltie 'Benefil Unit" in fund ahe cost of fire protection senires, facilities and
programs provided in such properties and to authorize collection sofsuch asoesments on the
tas bill. The Benefit Unit 4 comprised of the ,er'ce arrca of the unincorporated area nl
Mladi on Cpouyiand theincorpnraltO.tria.oflheTav nof Greenmille and the Fuwn of Lee.
(The above is a geographic depiction of the property subject to the above assessment, which
is all of Madison County except the incorporated area of the CirN of Malidion.)
The hearing will be held at 5:30 p.m. on September 6, 2006, in the Madison
C'uoun 'Courhoue, 125 .1. Range Aoenue, Madison, Fl ridaj, for the purpose of receiving
public comment on the proposed assessments. All affected property owners have a right to
appear at the hearing and to file written objection, with ihc Board within 20 days of this
notice. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any
matter considered at the hearing, such person will need a record of the proceedings and may
need to ensure that a verbatim record is made, including the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be made. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act,
persons needing a special accommodation or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding
should contact the Clerk of Court's office at (S50) 973-500, at least 7 days prior to the date
of the hearing.
The assessment for each parcel of property will be based upon each parcel's
classification. The following table reflects the maximum proposed fire protection assessment
FIRE PROTECTION ASSESSMENTS
FISCAL YEAR 200607
RFSIDENII.tl. PROPERTY USE
C-%IEGORIES Rate Per Dwelling Unit
NON-RESIDENTIAL Per Square Foot Rates (w/ 97,700
PROPERTY USE CATEGORIES square foot cap)
PROPERTY USE CATEGORIES Rate Per Parcel
Agricultural/Vacant.< 160 acres $12.16
AGRICULTURAL/VACANT Rate Per Each Additional Acre (added
PROPERTY USE CATEGORIES to rate/parcel)
Agricultural/Vacant > 160 acres 0,.07
Copies of the Master Service Assessment Ordinance, the Initial Assessment
Resolution, and the updated Assessment Roll for the Fiscal Year commencing October 1,
2006 are available for inspection at the Office of the Clerk to the Board of County
Commissioners, located at the Madison County Courthouse, 125 SW Range Avenue,
Madison, Florida between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
The assessments will be collected by the'Tax Collector on the ad valorem tax bill
to be mailed in November 2006, as authorized by section 197,3632, Florida Statutes, Failure
to pay the assessments will cause a tax certificate to be issued against the property which may
result in a loss of title.
Unless proper steps are initiated in a court of competent jurisdiction to secure
relief within 20 days from the date of Board action at the above hearing, such action
(including the method of apportionment, the rate of assessment and the imposition of
assessments) shall be the final adjudication of the issues presented.
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WtAJln-,,cA~iv-Aiimist 16. 2006
Madison County Carrier 13A
NOTICE OF HEARING TO IMPOSE AND PROVIDE FOR COLLECTION OF
SOLID WASTE COLLECTION AND DISPOSAL SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS
Notice is hereby given that the Board of County Commissioners of Madison
County, Florida will conduct a public hearing to consider imposing solid waste special
assesments against certain improved residential properties located within the Madison
County Solid Waste Municipal Service Benefit Unit (the "Benefit Unit") to fund the cost of
solid waste collection-and disposal services, facilities and programs provided to such
properties and to authorize collection f such assessments on the tax bill. The Benefit Unit
is comprised of the service areas of the unincorporated area of Madison County and the
Incorporated area of the Town of Lee.
(The above is a geographic depiction of the property subject to the above assessment, which
is all of Madison County except the incorporated area of the City of Madison and the Town
The bearing will Be held at 5:30 p.m. en September6, 2006, at the Madison
County Courthouse, 125 S.W. Range As enue, Madison, Florida, for Ihe purpose of receiving
public comment on the proposed assessments. All sffecled property owners have a right to 1
appear at the hearing and to file written objections with the Board within 20 days of this
notice. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect Io an%
matter considered at the bearing, such person will need a record of lte proceedings ahd may.
need to ensure that a verbatim record Is made, including the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be made. In accordance withthhe Americans with Disabilities Act,'
persons needing a special accommodation or an interpreter to participate in this proceeding'
should contact the Count) C lerk ofCourt's office at 1a850973-15 00, a least seen days prior
to the date of the hearing.
The assessments will be computed by multiplying the number of dwelling units,
on each parcel of residential property by Ihe rate ofasenssment. The rare ofassessmeni for.
the upcoming fiscal year shall not exceed S204.00. Copies of the Master Service Assessment
Ordinance, the Initial Assessment Resolution for Solid Waste rCollection and Disposal'
services, and the updated assesimeni roll, showing the amount of the assessment to be;
imposed against each parcel of property are available for inspection at the office of the Clerk.
of Courl in the Madison County Courthouse located at 125 S.W. Range Avenue, Madison,i
Florida, berseen the hours of 8'00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
The assessments will be collected by the Tat Collector on the ad valorem tax bill:
Io be mailed in November 2006, as authorized by stiion 197.3632, Florida Statutes. Failure
to pay the assessments will cause a tax certificate to be issued against the property which may,
result in a loss of title.
Unless proper steps are initialed in a court of competent jurisdiction to secure,
relief within 20 days from the date of Board action at the above hearing, such action'
(including the method of apportionment, the rate ofeassesisment and the imposition of
assessmirnts) shall be the final adjudication or Ihe issues presented.
irfou hase an5 questions, please counact the County Manager at(850)973-3179,
Moodao through Frnday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
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Call today: 888-544-2881 .
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE
OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR MADISON COUNTY
21ST MORTGAGE CORPORATION,
CASE NO. 2006-235-CA
JOHN F. MCBRIDE A/K/A JOHN MCBRIDE;
THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JOHN F.
MCBRIDE A/K/A JOHN MCBRIDE; PATRICIA ,
A. MCBRIDE A/K/A PATRICIA MCBRIDE; THE
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF PATRICIA A.
MCBRIDE A/K/A PATRICIA MCBRIDE; IF LIV-
ING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
SAID DEFENDANTSS, IF REMARRIED, AND IF
DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES/ASSIGNEES,
CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND
ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED
DEFENDANTS); UNKNOWN TENANT #1;
UNKNOWN TENANT #2;
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is here, gisen iha.l pursuant to a Final Summarn Judgmeni of Fore-
closure enierrd in the abo'e-srtled cause. in the Circuit Court of Madion Counti. Flori-
da. I "ill sell the property situate in Madison Counnt. Florida. described as:
LOT 7-1: A PORTION OF THE NORIHE AST 314 OF THE SOlUTHVESI'
3/4OF SECTION 26, TO% NSHIP I NORTH, RANGE 9 EAST. MADISON.
COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED \S
COMMENCE AT \ REB R MARKING THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF
SAID NORTHE.ASf 3,4 OF THE SOUTH\ EST 1/4: THENCE SOUTH iuO
DEGREES 35119" E SsT LONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID NORTH-
F AST I!1: OF THE SOlUTHF\EST 1/4, A DISTANCE OF 279.79 FEETTO
TH-IE NORTHEAST CORNER AND POINT OF BEGINNING OF FOL-
LO\WING DESCRIBED PARCEL: THENCE CONTINUE SOLTH00 DE-
GREES 35'09" EAST LONG S EID E IST LINE. D DISTANCE OF 87.23
FEET; THENCE SOUTH R9 DEGREES 1910il" \WEST. A DISTANCE OF
196.45 FEET: THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 35'09" \ ESI. A DIS-
TANCEOF87.23 FEET; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 19'1" ENST.A
DISTANCEOF 196.45 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING.
To include a:
1994 FLEE TiOOD VIN GAFLP54A73673HS 65785509
1994 FLEETWOOD VIN G FL1P54B73673HS 65785510
936 County Camp Rd.
Madison. FL 3234 :
at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash. At the west front doorsteps of the
Madison County Courthouse, 101 South Range Street, Madison, Florida 32340 at 11:00
a.m., on September 7. 21ib, ,
DATED THIS 7 DAY OF August 2006.
Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other
than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within 60 days
after the sale.
Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 7 day of August, 2006.
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT'
THIS INSTRUMENT PREPARED BY:
Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra
9204 King Palm Drive .
Tampa, FL 33619-1328
Attorneys for Plaintiff
i In accordance uilh th i Amrikan ilth Disabililisi Act of 1990i. persIons nteding a uptcial
accommodalion to participate in Ihis proL-ding should cuniacl iherAS. Courdinalorno
later than seven (7) days prior to the proceedings. If hearing impaired, please call (800)
955-9771 (TDD) or (800) 955-8770 (voice), 1:in Florida Rca3 'ers ice.
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NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH AND BREAKFAST PROGRAMS.
Any interested person may review a copy of the policy by contacting
1 r Jan McHargue / 210 N Duval Street, Madison, FL 32340/ 850-973-5022 I
Household size and income criteria will be used to determine eligibility. These criteria can be found on the secondlpage of this document. Children from families whose
income is at or below the levels shown may be eligible for Free or Reduced Price Meals. An application can not be approved unless it contains-complete eligibility information.
Once approved, meal benefits are good for an entire year. You need not notify the organization of changes in income and household size.
Application forms are being sent to all homes with a letter to parents or guardians. To apply for Free or Reduced Price Meals, households must complete the application and,
return it to school. Additional copies are available at the principal's office in each school. The information provided on'the application will be used for the purpose of
determining eligibility and may be verified at any time during the school year. Applications may be submitted at any time during the year.
Households that receive Food Stamps or TANF (Temporary Assistance to Needy Families) are required to list on the application only the child's name, Food Stamp / TANF
case number, and signature of adult household member.
Foster children may receive benefits based on the child's personal income regardless of the income of the household.
Household with children who are considered migrants, homeless, or runaway should contact the.district liaison, Gweif Hubbard at 850-973-5022, ext. 225.
For the purpose of determining household size, deployed service members are considered a part of the household. Families should include the names of the deployed service
members on their application. Report only that portion of the deployed service member's income made available to them or on their behalf to the family. Additionally, a housing
allowance that is part of the Military Housing Privatization Initiative is not to be included as income.
All other households must provide the following information listed on the application:
* Total household income listed by amount .received and type of income and how often the income is received(wages, child support, etc.) received by each household
Names of all household members;
* Signature of an adult household member certifying the information provided is correct; and
* Social security number of the adult signing the application or the word "NONE" for this household member if he or she does not have a social security number.
If a household member becomes unemployed or, if the household size changes, please contact the school. Children of parents or guardians who become unemployed should
also contact the school. Such changes may make the student eligible.for reduced price or free meals if the household Income falls at or below the levels shown below.
Under the provisions of the Free and Reduced Price meal policy
Jan McHargue, Coordinator of Support Services or Designee
will review applications and determine eligibility. If a parent or guardian is dissatisfied with the ruling of the official, he or she may wish to discuss the decision with the
determining official on an informal basis. If the parent wishes to make a formal appeal, he or she may make a request either.orally or in writing to
Andrew Barnes, 210 N Duval Street, Madison, FL 32340,850-973-5022
Unless indicated otherwise on the application, the Information on the Free and Reduced Price Meal application may be used by the scho61 system in determining eligibility for
other educational programs.
FLORIDA INCOME ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES
FOR FREE AND REDUCED PRICE MEALS
Effective from July 1, 2006, to June 30, 2007
Free Meal Scale is 130% of Federal Poverty Level
Household size Annual Monthly Twice Per Month Every Two Weeks Weekly
1 12,740 1,062 531 490 245
2 17,160 1,430 715 660 330
3 21,580 1,799 900 830 415
4 26,000 2,167 1,084 1,000 500
5 30,420 2,535 1,268 1,170 585
6 34,840 2,904 1,452 1,340 670
7 39,260 3,272 1,636 1,510 755
8 43,680 3,640 1,820 1,680 840
Each additional 4,420 369 185 170 85
Reduced Meal Scale is 185% of Federal Poverty Level
Household size Annual Monthly Twice Per Month Every Two Weeks Weekly
1 18,130 1,511 756 698 349
2 24,420 2,035 1,018 940 470
3 30,710 2,560 1,280 1,182 591
4 37,000 3,084 1,542 1,424 712
5 43,290 3,608 1,804 1,665 833
6 49,580 4,132 2,066 1,907 954
7 55,870 4,656 2,328 2,149 1,075
8 62,160 5,180 2,590 2,391 1,196
Each additional 6,290 525 263 242 121
To determine monthly income:
If you receive the income every week, multiply the total gross Income by 4.33.
* If you receive the income every two weeks, multiply the total gross Income by 2.15.
If you receive the income twice a month, multiply the total gross income by 2.
Remember: The total income before taxes, social security, health benefits, union dues, or other deductions must be reported.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, THIRD
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA
IN RE: ESTATE OF
MARY KENT SPAULDING
'NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the'aptate of MARY KENT SPAULDING, deceased,
whosedate of death was May 22,2006; is pending in the Circuit Court for Madison County,
Florida, Probate Division; File Number 2006-66-CP; the names and addresses of the personal
representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the Decedent and other persons, who have claims or demands
against Decedent's estate, Including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, and who
have been served a copy of this notice, must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the Decedent and other persons who-have claims or
demands against the Decedent's estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, must file their claims with this court.WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIMS FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE IS August
Attorney for Peirsonal Representative:
/s/Cla A. Schnllker /st Clifton Martin
Clay A. Schnllker Clifton Martin
Fla Bar No349143 1152 NW Pine Creek Ave.
Davis, Schnliker, Reeves & Browning, P.A. Arcadia, Florida 34266
Post Office Drawer 652
Madison, Florida 32341
IN THE CIRCUITCOURT, THIRD
JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR
MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA
S CASE NO.2006-244-CA
COMMERCIAL BANKING COMPANY OF V AL-
DOST A,,a.Georgia banking corporation.
JOHN FOLSOM, et al.,
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: LUCILLE FOLSOM
Residence: Unknown ,
ast known mailing address: 14u NE Garden Road
Madison. Florida 32340
.\n unknown n heir,, deiis.s. granor'.. asign2 i Iirnor-. Lredilor,. tru-.ees.
or other claiming by, through, under and against LUCILLE FOLSOM
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose on the following propErrt
in M1adion Counto, Florida:
A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN LOT 78. CHERRY I. KE FARMS SUB-
DIVISION NO.2, AS PER MAP OR PL T THEREOF RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK NO. ONE. P--GE 'C" (OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS ,OF ,
"MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY -
DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST COR-
NTR OF s\ID LOT 78. SAID POINT ALSOBEING TIlHE POINT OF BE-
GINNING, FROM SI[D POINT OF BEGINNING RUN NORTH 78 DE-
GREES 24 MINUTES 26 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE SOUTHERN
RIGHT OF WAY OF GARDEN ROAD 210.0 FEET, THENCE LEAVING
S\ID RIGHI OF %%Al. RULN SOLITH 19 DEGREES 45 MINUTES 30 SEC-
ONDS EAST 210.0 FEET, THENCE SOUTH 78 DEGREES 24 MINUTES
26 SECONDS WEST 210.0 FEET TO THE EASTERLY RIGill OF WAY OF
STATE ROAD 53, THENCE NORTH 19 DEGREES 45 MNUNLfES 3u SEC-
ONDS WEST ALONG SAID RIGHT OF % I 210.1 FEET TO THE POINT
, has been irled asainsi you and others and you are required to serve a copy of your writ-
tn dldtnse, if amn, to it'on Plaintiffs attorney, Dale G. Westling, Sr., Esquire, 331 E.
Union Street, Jaksonvi, aknv Florida 32202, no more than thirty (30) days from the first
publicali-n date of this notice of action and file the original with the Clerk of this Court
either rbe or, service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a de-
fault %ill be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition.
DATED August 2, 2006
CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
By: Ramona Dickinson
-IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA
IVY FINANCIAL CORPORATION,
a Florida corporation,
CASE NO.: 2006-336-CA
H. W. INTERNATIONAL REALTY, INC., a Florida
corporation; HAZELTON WHITELY, an individ-
ual; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1; UNKNOWN
TENANT NO. 2; and ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES
CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UN-
DER OR AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT TO
THIS ACTION, OR HAVING OR CLAIMING TO
HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN
THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED,
NOTICE OF ACTION
All Above Named Unknown Defendants, including Unknown
Tenant No.1 and Unknown Tenant No. 2,
YOU, ALL ABOVE NAMED UNKNOWN DEFENDANTS, INCLUDING UNKNOWN
TENANT NO. 1 AND UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2, ARE NOTIFIED that an action
seeking foreclosure and other relief on the following property in Madison County, Flori-
Lot 30, Norton Creek Subdivision, according to the plat thereof
as recorded in Plat Book 2, Pages 31 through 33, of the Public
Records of Madison County, Florida
has been filed against you and you, and each of you, are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to it on Scot B. Copeland, the plaintiff's attorney, whose address
is 174 East Base Street, Madison, Florida 32340 on or before September 18, 2006, and file
the original with the clerk of this court either before service on the plaintiff's attorney or
immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the complaint or petition.
Dated this 14th day of August, 2006.
As Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: April Herring
As Deputy Clerk
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City Commission cont from page IA
ployees were getting $180,000."
Tuckey asked if the board had researched the salaries of oth-
er small cities in the area. Commissioner Myra Valentine had
presented that information several months ago.,
McGhee expressed consternation that some citizens have
been calling on Madison residents in groups of two to ask for
signatures on a petition attached to the letter. "They are being
told that the raises in salary are being funded by increased rates.
That is not true, and it is upsetting our people," she said.
Commissioner Sumpter James added, "When Dixie Packers
closed, we moved on. When Smithfield closed, we mdved on. I
think there are other things behind this."
McGhee told Tuckey that he could bring the letter and peti-
tion back as an agenda item if he wished to.
In other business, the board approved a contract by which
the Madison Police Department will supply one School Re-
source Officer to the Madison County Excel Alternative School.
They also approved supporting a drive for a one-half cent sales
tax to build a new hospital facility.
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Madison Enterprise Recorder and
informational requirements 1009r.
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Alexander what he had found.
One-hundred dollars in cash was located in the floorboard,
along with seven bags of marijuana, as well as other items.
McQuay was transported to the Madison County Jail.
cont from page 1A
horse and dogs and goes to work riding cattle.
While working as a reporter for the Suwannee Democrat,
Schrader received nine Florida Press Awards, winning a first for
If you have any sports news or any other news of interest,
please email Schrader at firstname.lastname@example.org.
cont from page 1A
the cable in Gallon's possession. A plastic bag in the roadway
with a cable wire in it was located near Gallon's bicycle.
After taking the defendant into custody, Gallon volunteered
to Alexander that he was just trying to remove the items from the
Alexander made contact with the resident, where Gallon
was attempting to hook up the cable and she advised that Gallon
had offered to hook the cable up for her earlier in the week, but
that she had refused his services.
Wednesday, August 16, 2006
Madison County Health Department
MODEL Receives A "Vote And Vaccine" Grant
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By Jessalyn Covell
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The Madison and Jeffer-
son County Health Depart-
ments have received a grant
that will fund flu vaccination
clinics at two polling places
in each county on November
7, the day of this year's gen-
The grant provides
$8,000 to purchase vaccine,
supplies and associated costs
for operating the events.
"It is so important for cit-
izens to get their annual flu
vaccination and we realize
that it is often difficult for
people to travel to their physi-
cian's office or the health de-
partment," stated Kim Barn-
hill, Administrator of the
Madison and Jefferson Coun-
ty Health Departments. "Hav-
ing our clinics near the
polling places will make the
service accessible to our citi-
zens, so they can't kill two
birds with one stone."
Shannon Jacobs, the Di-
rector of Operations for both
health departments, wrote the
Jacobs stated, "I chose
strategic locations when plan-
ning and writing the grant. I
wanted to cover both the
busiest polling place in each
county and then also provide
service at a more remote loca-
tion where our citizens might
have a harder time accessing
In Madison County, the
Courthouse Annex was cho-
Cwos. vs. Trnt ahlc
sen as the busiest location,
while the Senior Citizen's
Center in Greenville was cho-
sen as the outlying location.
In Jefferson County, the
flu shots will be provided
near the poll at the Monticel-
lo Opera House and also near
the poll at Waukeenah
"We want to thank Linda
Howell, the 'Madison County
Supervisor of Elections and
Marty Bishop, the Jefferson
County Supervisor of Elec-
tions," stated Jacobs. "They
provided mipport letters for
the grant -ad they were very
helpful in planning." Both
Hoclell and Bishop will coor-
dinate the6 effort with the
health departments to ensure
that the events are conducted-
properly according State
statutes for events near
For further .information
on the grant and flu vaccina-
tion clinics that will be com-
ing soon and to check the
health departments' websites,
efferson.com or call the
health department at 973-
/ Employee of Elections Office Since 2002
/ Trained on both voting systems
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Crenshaw cont from page 1A
proper equipment to keep them safe," said Congressman Cren-
shaw. "This is an excellent example of federal funds making a
positive difference at the local level."
The Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program is adminis-
tered by the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), part of the Feder-
al Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which became
part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on March 1,
2003. The program assists rural, urban and suburban fire de-
partments and emergency medical services providers throughout
the United States. Funds are used by the nation's firefighters to
increase the effectiveness of firefighting operations, firefighter
health and safety programs, new fire apparatus, Emergency
Medical Service programs, and fire prevention and safety pro-
Carson cont from page 1A
From there, he was invited to attend a tryout in Orlando where
he earned his spot on the show.
"Sixteen-hundred people get tryouts. From there, 400 are
chosen to appear on the show," Carson said.
Over 100,000 took the, online test.
Carson is originally from Pittsburgh, Pa., where he was a
big Steelers fan. As a child, he moved to Tmnpa, where he at-
tended middle school and high school. After graduating, he at-
tended Florida State University.
Carson came onboard as a teacher at ACA in 1999. It was
his first "significant" teaching job.
In 2003, he bought a house in Greenville. He had been trav-
eling back and forth to ACA from Tallahassee each day. His
daughter, Rebecca, became old enough.to attend school that year
and he and his wife, Janice (who works as a paralegal in the at-
torney general's office) decided it was too long a commute from
Tallahassee for her, so they moved to Madison County.
Carson teaches history at Aucilla Christian Academy and he
is the coach for the middle school and high school Brain Bowl
Speaking of his experience on Jeopardy, Carson said, "They
don't take dumb people on the show. You have to have a lot of
skill and a lot of dumb luck is involved. A lot depends on the cat-
egories you get and who your opponents end up being."
Carson said that because of show rules, he couldn't com-
ment on how well he did on Jeopardy.
Carson's appearance on Jeopardy will be shown on WCTV
Channel 6 on Monday, September 18.
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