Madison County carrier
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Title: Madison County carrier
Portion of title: Carrier
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 58 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Tommy Greene
Place of Publication: Madison Fla
Creation Date: August 30, 2006
Frequency: weekly
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Newspapers -- Madison County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Madison -- Madison
Coordinates: 30.466389 x -83.415278 ( Place of Publication )
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began Aug. 5, 1964.
General Note: Co-publisher: Mary Ellen Greene.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 32, no. 15 (Nov. 22, 1995).
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School Board Approves Contract With Union

By Jacob Bembry.
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The Madison County School Board
approved contracts with Greenville Hills
Academy and Joanne Bridges Academy
to continue providing educational ser-
vices to the juvenile detention facilities
at its Tuesday, Aug. 15, meeting.
The board also approved instruc-,
tional and non-instructional fees present-



Greene Publishing
Is Ready To Kick Off
Football Contest

ed to them and ratified by the Madison
County Education Association (MCEA),
the union for. teachers and paraprofes-
According to the District Office,
teachers and paraprofessionals will re-
ceive an increase of a pay step and a
three-and-a-half percent increase across
the board for each base step. for all em-

Contracts for daycare-centers to pro-
.vide childcare for the Teen Parent Pro-
gram were approved, along with a con-
tract for Head Start for this year.
A Comprehensive Reading Plan re-
ceived consent from the board.
The School Board also updated the
facilities usage fees to people wanting to
rent the school facilities, due to an in-
.crease in energy prices.



School Ranks

Number 20


In State

By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Pinetna ,Elementary
School Principal Beth Moore
received an email from
Patrick Roach of the Office of
Public Affairs for the Depart-
ment of Education on August
23. The e-mail informed her

that Pinetta Elementary
School ranked number 20 in
the state among elementary
schools after making a
marked improvement on their
Florida Comprehensive As-
sessment Tests (FCAT).
Earlier this year, PES was
Please see Pinetta, Page 4A

By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Greene Publishing, Inc. is
ready to kick off its annual
football contest.
Ten exciting games are
listed on Page 14A in this
week's paper. The tiebreaker
will b'e the alaJ).-e\Liting
Florida State vs. Miami gatie
to be. played on Labor Day,
September 4.
The first place winner will
get $20, or two Wild Adven-
tures tickets and a beef and
cheddar meal from Arby's;
second place gets four movie
passes; and third place will re-
ceive two movie passes.
Get ready, drop back in
the pocket and make your
picks and throw a touchdown
in the Greene Publishing, Inc.
Football Contest.

(Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jacob Bembry, August 28, 2006)
A man was seriously injured when his car was totaled in a one-car accident
on Monday afternoon, Aug. 28. According to a Florida Highway Patrol report,
Christopher M. Wyatt, 25, of Tallahassee, was eastbound on Interstate 10 at ap-*
proximately 5:28 p.m. His car drifted to the right and off the roadway onto the
grass shoulder. Wyatt's car rotated in a clockwise motion and struck a tree with
its left side. Wyatt was transported to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital by heli-
copter. Trooper George Smyrnios was the investigating officer. The Lee Volun-
teer Fire Department assisted. Madison Fire and Rescue with extricating Wyatt
from his 2006 Nissan Maxima.

Art And Music Grant Made Available To Madison

By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
A grant from Airborne
Health Formula, which was
created by Victoria Knight-
McDowell, has been made
available for elementary
Knight-McDowell is a
former second grade teacher,
who created the nation's lead-

3 Sections, 38 Pages
Around Madison Co. 5-10A
Church Section C
Classifieds 17A
Community Calendar 5A
Football Contest 14A
Health 11A
Legals 17A
Obituaries 5A
School 15-16A
Sports 12-14A
Viewpoints 2-3A


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ing herbal product in the
cough and cold aisle at phar-
"With budgets becoming
tighter each year, schools are
faced with the difficult deci-
sion of having to cut vital pro-
grams," she said. "The Air-
borne Teacher Trust Fund is
meant to fill the gap and keep
our youth engaged and in-
spired, so they can, live full

and rewarding lives."
Airborne established the
grant program to fund art and
music programs in elementary
and middle schools that are in
jeopardy of being lost due to
budgetary limitations.
The Airborne Teacher
Trust Fund is beginning with
an investment of $250,000.
Grants, ranging from $200 to
$10,000 will be awarded to

Dave Galbraith

Football Signups

Start In September
This year, the age groups for Dave Galbraith Football
will be 7 throughl0 year-olds weighing 120 pounds or less
will be in the junior midget age division. Children weighing
121 pounds and higher, ages 10-13 yrs old, weighing 125 lbs
or less, will be in the midget age division.
Sign up dates will be Saturday, Sept. 2, from 9 a.m. 12
p.m., and Saturday Sept. 9, from 9 a.m. 12 p.m. at the cour-
thouse. These will be the only two dates children will be
signed up. In the event someone misses or knows they won't
be available for these dates, Madison Sportingoods will have
applications to sign up as well.
The cost this year is $50. You must also bring a copy of
your child's birth certificate as well as proof of insurance,
even if you have played in the league before.
Please see Galbraith, Page 4A

teachers to implement pro-
grams during the 2006-2007
school year.
The Airborne Teacher
Trust Fund will initially be of-
fered to teachers in public and
private schools in Florida,
California, Louisiana, Massa-
chusetts and Missouri. Each
quarter, additional states be-
come eligible until the pro-
gram is rolled out nationally.

By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
A handgun was reported
stolen in Madison last week.
The victim reported that
the .25 caliber Raven hand-
gun had gone missing from
his home. He stated he was
not sure when it happened,
but that he had seen it sever-
al days earlier.
If you have any informa-
tion on the missing handgun,
please call the Madison Po-
lice Department at 973-5077
or the Madison County Sher-
iff's Office at 973-4001, ext.

Complaint Filed

Against Sonny Arnold
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Piiblishing, Inc.
The First Baptist Church of Madison
Board of Deacons filed a complaint against
Sonny Arnold, former treasurer of the First
Baptist Church of Madison, at the Madison
.Couny S s-.., Of ..r mor.-
ing, August 28. The case involves embez-
zlement of some of the church's money.
In an earlier interview, Clyde Sonny Arnold
Larrabee, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Madison, said
that the church's finance committee had confirmed that $53,000
(more or less) of the church's funds had been embezzled. He
noted that the number was presented to the church at a business
Please see Arnold, Page 4A

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Sue Browning Raines,
who became 100 years old
on August 23, had a
weekend of Birihday cel-
ebration, provided ,y
son-and-daughter-in-law, j
Bill and Pat Raines, at
their country home.
On Saturday, Au-
gust 19, lunch
was enjoyed by
her grandsons.
Bill Baker
Raines of
Winston- -
Sale m,
North 4
Raines. -
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of Day-
ton, Ohio;
and Timmy
Raines, and wife
Cathy. of NMadi-
Also present .. .
were great-grand-
children: Garrett and Kelly
Raines of Da:oton. Ohio:
Lowery Raines of Northridge.
California: and great-great-
grandchildren, Avery Olsen of
Northridge. California; and
\ hitney Raines of Cherry
Other guests were: Matt
Olsen of Northridge. Califor-
nia; and Butch and Susie Bak-
er of Madison.(Pat's Brother


and his wife).
A lot of good fellowship,
food, and Coke were enjoyed.
On Sunday afternoon, an
informal drop-in-occasion
was enjoyed by the family
members and friends. A love-
ly 100th year birthday cake
and. punch were enjoyed by
"Miss Sue" enjoyed
every minute of it all!

Car Totaled; Driver Seriously Injured

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Wednesday, August 30, 2006


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

Re: Hospital Board Gets Good News, Bad News

I have a problem giving my money, to people who do not
have to account to anyone. I have, a problem giving my money
to people that hold their meetings in secret. I have a problem
giving my money to people that are not elected to office by the
people of Madison.
I have a problem with giving my money to. Ms. Faye Todd,
and her cronies. Lets go back in time shall we? Is it not Ms.
Todd and this same bunch, that mismanaged the roof repair at
this hospital? Please allow me to refresh your memories, on this
I'll make the math easy and use simple terms that all can
follow what I'm writing. You own the Hospital, the Hospital
need a new roof because it leaks. You get two bids from con-
tractors, one is for $10,000.00 (ten thousand dollars) and has a

warranty of five years. The other bid is for "your gonna love
this" $5000.00 (five thousand dollars) with a Ten year warran-
Now, I'm not a Rocket Scientist, but I do know there's a big
difference between $5000.00 and $10,000.00 not Ms. Todd and
her bunch, they went for the $10,000.00 dollar package why?
Because they don't have to answer to anyone. And, they want
me to give them more of my money? C'mon people, you want
my money? I want the sunshine law to apply to you also.
By the way, how many bids have you received for this new
hospital? Twenty one million dollars for twenty five beds?
George Pouliotte
Madison, Florida



As the 20th century began,
most Americans wore union suits
or "all-in-ones" undergarments
that combined pants and a top.
"Day of the Week" under-
wear were a craze in the 1950s.
Each pair of underwear in the set
of seven was labeled with a dif-
ferent day of the week.
Underoos hit stores in 1978.
The fun underwear secret) trans-
formed thousands of kids into
Batman and Wonder Woman.
In Florence during the Re-
naissance, Catherine de Medici
decreed it bad manners to have a
thick waist and designed a hinged
corset that narrowed the waist to
13 inches.
In the 1920s, a Russian im-
mnigrant named' IdahRosstih i
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company with her husband,
William. They made bras for
women of every size and intro-
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Love, Your family

GEORGE by Mark Szorady

Family: Husband, Marion, two children and
give grandchildren
Occupation: Secretary to the principal at
Spare time: Spend time with grandchildren
Favorite place to travel: The mountains
Church: Member of Unity Baptist Church
Favorite sport: Nascar racing, Mike Martin
Favorite season: Spring because everything
is blooming

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Wednesday, August 30, 2006


Madison County Carrier


Lee Limelight
Jacob Bembry

Remember To Vote

I want to remind everyone that they need to vote on Tues-
day, September 5, if they haven't already taken advantage of
early voting like I did.
I hope everyone is having a great week!
I want to send out special birthday wishes this week to my
co-worker, Jesse Covell. She will be 21 on Thursday, August
31. All you guys who think she's sweet and pretty don't real-
ly know her. I'm just kidding, Jesse! She is sweet (most of the
time) and comes from a fine family. Happy birthday. I'm still
your buddy!!! Besides, we Virgos need to stick together. My
birthday is the next day on Friday, September 1.
Happy birthday wishes also go out to Edna Doyle, who
celebrates her big day on Thursday, August 31.
Margaret Brown celebrates her birthday on Friday, Sep-
tember 1, as do Dorothy Knitter and Josh Pike. Happy birth-
day to all of you!
My great-uncle, Grason Linton, will celebrate his birthday
on Sunday, September 3, as will Turner Phillips. Happy birth-
day to both of you!
Belated birthday wishes go out to Martha Lou Provan,
who celebrate her birthday on Saturday, August 26 and to
Thelma Thompson, who celebrated her birthday on August 18.
A birthday party was held for Mary Pate after :church last
Wednesday, August 23, at Midway Church of God.
The McCormick Family will celebrate their 25th anniver-
sary on Friday, September 1, with the monthly gospel jam-
boree. The fun begins at 6:30 p.m.
That's all the news for this week! Have a great week and
a beautiful forever! May God bless each and every one of you!

Madison Gatepost

Ginger Jarvis

We're Proud Of Our

Cowboys and Their Win
The big news of the weekend was that the MCHS cowboys
won their home opener quite handily. We hope they continue in
that vein the rest of the season.
We're glad Margaret and Bill Throgmorton are home from
their trip up north. They visited with bunches of relatives and
toured NOAA. We're envious..
Let's help blow out birthday candles for these people this
week. Special person Lindsey McLeod and Josh Pike, Septem-
ber 1; Dimeisha Thomas, Sept. 2; DeLaina McQuay, Kacey Re-
gan, and Brian Kennedy, Sept. 3; Jolene Keck and Komesha
DeLaughter, Sept. 4; and Jackie McNeely and Caleb Holden,
Sept, 5. Gatepost wishes a happy natal day to all of you.
Picket Fence Pride: a cozy fountain surrounded by blos-
soms on Hwy. 53 N about a mile up from the city limits. It's so
Let's continue to pray for Daisy Bolden and her son Fred-
die, who continue to recover from auto accident injuries.
Add Bonnie Shadrick to your prayer list. She's in serious
condition in the hospital, undergoing tests.
Chris Pulliam has had some tests. Let's pray for him.
Let's pray for Crystal Barrs. She had some early labor pains
and other problems that put her in the hospital. She's home now,
but must stay on the sofa.
Please pray for Paul. Barrett; his condition has worsened in
the past couple of days.
This week, we've got the MCHS Volleyball girls at home
Thursday night at 6 and 7. The Cowboys take on Coffee Coun-
ty at Boot Hill Friday night. See you there.
Remember that Monday is a holiday. Say "thanks" to any
laborers you see.
Leave us a note about your family birthdays at the Greene
Publishing Building on S Hwy. 53; drop an email to
javvag@hotmail.com; or call 973-4141 or 973-3820.
Meet you at the gatepost next week.

Renee Hunter :
Family: Husband, Richard, two
sons and a new daughter-in-law
Residence: Cherry Lake
Title: Director of Nurses
Main responsibility: Supervising
patient care
Spare time: I love being outside
and spending time with family
and friends
Ola Fudge
Family: Two sons
Residence: Madison
Title: Home Health Aide
Main responsibility: Patient
Spare time: Exercising, --- :
watching t.v. and attending
church at New Mt. Zion Mission-

ary Baptist Church

Reffeletta Alexander
Family: Husband, Jimmie, two
daughters and one grandson
Residence: Lee
Title: Licensed Practical Nurse
Main responsibility: Patient
care, visiting patients
Spare time: Reading, surfing
the internet and spending a lot of
time with my grandson

Tammy Graves
Family: Husband, Seth and
two daughters, Tia and Jaclyn
Residence: Madison
S Title: Admissions
Main responsibility: Writing
up patients
Spare time: Reading, watch-
ing t.v. and movies

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In a recent speech I gave to the congregation of Pine Grove
Baptist Church, I mentioned.that 1942 was the critical year in
World War II where momentum swung in favor of the Allies.
When I mentioned that later to my daughter, she thought that
1944 was more decisive. It was apparent to me that my remark
deserved further explanation.
Certainly 1942 did not begin on a high note. For the first
four months of that year, the Japanese were completing the tri-
umphs of their bold gamble begun on December 7 and 8, 1941.
Singapore, Wake, Malaysia, Burma and The Philippines fell
into the hands of the Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere.
In North Africa, the Afrika Kqrps led by Erwin Rommel pound-
ed the British and advanced through Libya toward Egypt. When
thaw finally came to the brutal Russian winter, the Germans
pushed their Eastern Front toward the southeast and the oil-rich
Caucuses. In the Atlantic, German U-boat submarines were go-
ing crazy feasting off convoys carrying armaments to Britain
and Russia. The U-boats were particularly deadly to American
shipping off the coast of Florida. The Allies faced serious chal-
lenges on multiple fronts.
Then, Japan gambled that Australia might be knocked
out of the war, possibly even defeated. The US Navy met the
Japanese Imperial Navy.,at the Battle of the Coral Sea. It was
'the first time in naval history that two fleets engaged in combat
from the air where neither fleet came within sight of each other.
The battle resulted in a draw and the Japanese advance was halt-
In April., a daring air raid of Army Air Force B-25s launched
from the aircraft carrier Hornet and led by Jimmy Doolittle re-
sulted in minor damage to Japan but great wounded their pride.
The Japanese assumed incorrectly that the raid had, been
launched from Midway Island and launched an attack on Mid-
way that would invade the islands and defeat the American car-
riers spared from the. attack on Pearl Harbor. The conclusive
Battle of Midway in early June resulted in the sinking of four
Japanese carriers and a decisive victory for the Americans. Just
that quickly, the war in the Pacific turned iri our favor. For the
next three years, Japan was in retreat, losing one battle after an-
The Japanese had one more important card to plaN in the
;Solomans. Their objective was an airfield on Guadalcanal from
\ which Lhe. hoped to control the shipping lanes from America to
Australia, but the Marines got there first. Henderson Field
would become the locus for a campaign that would last for six
months and involve major sea and land battles. In the end, the
Japanese lost badly.
In North Africa, Rommel's vaunted Afrika Korps ran head-
long into a more powerful and better supplied British force at El
Alamein. First he was stopped, then repulsed, and after four
months of major fighting, the British broke through the German
lines and began to push west. It was at about this point that the
Americans made their first major contribution to the European
war by landing at three ports in Western and North Africa. Now
Rommel.found himself squeezed between two superior forces.
The end of the Afrika Korps and German North African strate-
gy was at hand.
In the Battle of the Atlantic, the tide was turned in late Sep-
tember. Convoy operations were improved and joint anti-sub-
marine operations by British and American navies put the Ger-
man U-boats on the defensive.
As winter approached, the Russian Army stopped and then
surrounded the German Sixth army at Stalingrad. Hitler refused
to see the peril, and as tie new year approached, his troops were
at the point of starvation. Surrender was inevitable and oc-
curred in early January.
In barely six months time, Axis advances were stopped'and
reversed across the Pacific, in North Africa, and along the East-
ern Front. In the Atlantic, American resupplies to the British
and Russians were becoming more timely and reliable.
A lot of heavy fighting lay ahead over the next three years,
but the tide had been turned. As we pushed closer to our ene-
my's homeland, the fighting became more savage and casualties
rose. Neither Germany nor Japan would be defeated easily
without cost. More Americans died in the last 15 months of the
war than in the previous 30.

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

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tReward In Pamela Kinney Murder

Case Increased to $10,000

Man Arrested For

Criminal Mischief
A Madison man was arrested for criminal mischief on
Thursday, August 24.
According to a Madison Police Department report, Patrol-
man Brandon Abbott responded to a call at Madison Inn Apart-
ments in reference to criminal mischief with a rock.
Abbott observed large scrapes of paint on the victim's vehi-
cle, as well as a strong odor of urine on the hood and windshield.
The victim described the alleged assailant and Abbott made
contact with Terrance Thompkins, 28, on Pinckney Street.
Thompkins was arrested and transported to the Madison
County Jail.
Man Arrested For Assaulting
Brother With Knife
A Madison man was arrested after an alleged altercation
with his brother on Saturday, August 26.
According to a Madison Police Department report, Patrol-
man Jimmy Fletcher made contact with the victim in the inci-
dent at the Madison County Jail. The one brother said that his
brother, Ben Christian, 55, had pulled out a knife and threatened
to cut him but missed..
The argument, it seems, was over some tapes.
Ben Christian admitted that he did pull the knife out and
wave it at his brother but that he would never cut anyone.
Fletcher arrested Ben Christian and he was booked into the
Madison County Jail.

Last September, the body of an unidentified murder victim
was found near the Apalachicola Airport in Franklin County.
Through DNA testing the victim was identified as 19-year-old
Pamela S. Kinney who had been missing since Aug. 14, 2005.
The Franklin County Sheriff's Office and the Florida Depart-
ment of Law Enforcement are conducting the joint investiga-
tion into Ms. Kinney's disappearance and murder.
The Franklin County Sheriff's Office and FDLE have an-
nounced that the reward for information leading to the arrest
and conviction of the person or persons responsible for Ms.

Kinney's death is being raised to $10,000. FCSO and FDLE
are offering the reward to encourage anyone having informa-
tion useful to the case to come forward.
Franklin County Sheriff Mike Mock, FDLE Special
Agent-In-Charge Tom McInerney and Special Agent Mike De-
vaney will hold a press conference this morning at the Florida
Department of Law Enforcement headquarters on Phillips
Road to talk about the increased reward and some aspects of
the investigation. The press conference will begin at 11:00

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the only school in the county to receive an
"A" grade when the state ranked the schools
by letter, according to how well they did on
the FCAT.
."\\e knew that we had done well, but we
ne er expected to be among the top in the
siate. but we continue to work hard and look
foiv aid to continuing to being among the
elie.'" Moore said, remarking on her students'
Pinetta had shown an 86-point improve-
ment on its total FCAT score, increasing from

ineeting on Sunday e ening, Jul) 16.
According to one source, the money taken
had come out of an account set up in the mem-
or\ of Edwin B. Browning, Sr., a former mem-
ber of the church who had served for years as
the Madison County School Superintendent.
The money was placed in an account with stock
in% ested in Bank of America, as well as high-
,iade utilities stock. This account was set up to

count from page 1A
376 points to 462 points.
The school will get about $100 per stu-
dent for non-recurring bonuses for school's
faculty and staff, non-recurring expenses for
educational materials or for temporary person-
nel to improve or maintain student perfor-
mance. The funding will come from the Flori-
da Legislature.
Although all the schools in the county
greatly improved on the FCAT, Pinetta was,'
the only elementary school in the state to
score as high as it did.

cont from page 1A
aIlot members of the church staff to turnher
their education.
Sheriff Pete Bucher said that L't. Tina De-
Motsis and Chief Deputy Leonard Harris had
been present when the complaint was made
Monday morning. Bucher said that the inves-
tigative team at the MCSO would follow up on
the complaint before turning it over to the State
Attorney's Office.


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The draft will be held Monday, Sept. 11, at 6
p.m. There will also be a meeting to try to
form a board (committee) for the league. Any-
one interested in serving on this board should
attend the meeting. There will also be no more
Applications to play taken after this date. NO
The season opener is scheduled for Satur-
day Oct. 14. If you live in Greenville and are

interested in playing, sign ups will be Tuesday
Sept 5, and Thursday Sept. 7, from 4:30 p.m.
to 6:30 p.m. at Greenville Elementary School.
Sign up for cheerleading on those dates as
well for Madison as well as Greenville. Cheer-
leading is open to all girls 5 13.yrs old.
For more information contact.Billy Tolar
at 673-7979 or 948-5320.

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"Jazz in the Mansion" September 10

NFCC Music Program Hosts Concert To Raise Scholarship Money

Several area musicians
will perform a benefit con-
cert at the Wardlaw-Smith-
Goza Conference Center
(The Mansion) on Sunday,
Sept. 10 to benefit the North
Florida Community College
Foundation Music Scholar-
ship. Entitled "Jazz in the
Mansion" the concert be-
gins at 3 p.m. and includes a
special afternoon of jazz,
pop classics and refresh-
"NFCC's music schol-
arship fundraiser is sure to
please music fans," said
Rebecca Burkart, NFCC
Music Director.
Featured vocalists Janis
Courson of Jefferson Coun-
ty and Betsy Gray of Leon.
County will perform such
great hits as "Falling in
Love With Love," "Where
or When," "In the Still of
the Night" 'and "I've Got
Ypu Under My Skin." Join-
ing voices, the two will sing

Mildred Staples

Mildred Staples Boone,
age, 71, died'Thursday, August
24, in Pinetta.
A Service of Remem-
brance will be held September
7, 2006 at 12 Noon at Beggs
Funeral Home Madison
Chapel. The family will re-
ceive friends from 11 a.m. 12
p.m. prior to the service at the
She was born in Drakes-
boro, Kentucky, and lived
most of her life in Madison
County and was a member of
Midway Baptist Church.
She is survived by three
sons: Randy Ray Pert of Pinet-
ta; Jessie Wayne Pert of Perry;
and Michael Leroy Pert of
Kissimmee; two daughters,
Sherry Bonitta Poloske of Vir-
ginia Beach, Va.; and Mona
Lisa Griffith of Ft. Lauderdale.
She is also survived by 10
grandchildren and 11 great

Robert Harold

Gebby Jr.
Robert Harold Gebby
Jr., age 64, died Friday July
28, 2006 in Gainesville.
In lieu of flowers dona-
tions may .be made to Ameri-
can Cancer Society, 241 John
Knox Rd. Tallahassee, Fl.
32312 or American Diabetes
Association, 8384 Baymead-
ows Road Suite 10 Jack-
sonville, Florida 32256.
He was born in Marion,
Ohio, and moved to
Greenville 6 years ago from
St. Petersburg. He was a
protestant and loved to hunt
and fish.
He is survived by his wife
Shirley Watt Gebby of
Greenville. Two sons: Robert
Gebby III of Columbus, Ohio.
and Arthur Watt Gebby of
New Albany, In. Three sisters:
Katherine Baker of Richwood,
OH., Jean Bollinger of St. Pe-
tersburg, Fl., and Judy Keif of
Treasure Island, Fl. Two
grandchildren, Jackson and
Brittany Gebby.

Jesu" from Andrew Lloyd
Webber's Requiem that was
made famous by Charlotte
Church. Featured instru-
mentalists are Tom Fico,
drums (Madison); Tom
Phillips, trumpet (Madi-
son); Marcus Holcomb,
bass guitar (Madison); and
Rebecca Burkart, piano
(Jefferson). The instrumen-
talists will accompany the
singers as well as play a few
jazz pieces.
Fundraiser tickets are
$15 per person. Checks can
be made to NFCC Founda-
tion Music Scholarship
Fund. Scholarships will be

awarded to NFCC music
students who participate in
the Sentinel Singers and
Jazz Ensemble student per-
formance. groups. NFCC
serves students from
Hamilton, Jefferson,
Lafayette, Madison, Suwan-
nee and Taylor counties and
"Come spend a fun and
entertaining Sunday after-
noon with us and support
the NFCC music program,"
said Burkart.
For more information,
contact Rebecca Burkart at
(850) 973-1643 or e-mail

The Big Comfy Couch is back on Georgia Public Broadcasting!
Live Show At Wild Adventures Park Celebrates
The Return Of The Adored Children's Television Program

Loonerte. the loveable
clown girl and her doll Molly
from the beloved preschool fa-
vorite The Big Confy Couch
will be coming back bh popular
demand to Georgia Public
Broadcasting I GPB) this Sep-
tember. To celebrate their re-
turn, "The Big Comfy Couch
Live on Stage" will perform at
Wild Adlenture Park's Kidz-
palooza on Saturday, September
9 and Sunday, September 10
The four live show perfor-
mances will feature Loonene,
Moll.y Granny Garbanzo, Major
Bedhead. and their other fnends
\ ho 'vill all in'ue preschoolers
to sing. dance. and learn through


September 2
Pinetta First. Baptist
Church will be holding an in-
door yard-sale between the
hours of 8 a.m.-Noon.
September 2
The Greenville Recre-
ation Park Dedication will
start at 10:00 a.m. followed by
a cake auction at 10:30 and a
softball game at 11 a.m. Hot
dogs and soft drinks will be
September 5
North Florida Community
College will conduct GED
tests September 19 and 20,
2006, at 6 p.m. in the NFCC
Technical Center on the Madi-
son campus. Persons taking
the tetsq will, be required to
furnish a Photo ID. NFCC
holds GED preparation cours-
es free of charge; there is a fee
for the test. Pre-registration is
required. To register please
call 973-1629.
September 9
There will be a yard sale
held at the Lee Volunteer Fire
Department. The cost will be
$10 to rent a space. Donations
are also accepted for things to
be sold by the LVFD. For
more information, call Car-
olyn Bosse at 971-5573.
September 13
The 55+ Club, a ministry
of the United Methodist Coop-
erative Ministries of Madison
County, will resume .its
monthly meetings in Septem-
ber. This is a ministry for se-
nior citizens 55 years old and
above. It is not restricted to
Methodists. All are welcome.
The meeting will be at noon,
September 13, 2006, at the
Cooperative Ministries Center
in Hanson at 135 NE Dill
Street. Lunch will be provid-
ed by Rocky Springs United
Methodist Church, and the
guest speaker for the month
will be Suzie Godfrey of
NFCC, discussing "Senior Of-
ferings and Defensive Dri-
September 13
The DOers Club. invites
you to come and learn about
the dietary approaches to stop
hypertension (DASH) diet.
The DASH diet has been clin-
ically proven to reduce blood
pressure. Everyone is invited
to attend for free. Class starts
at 11:15 a.m. at the Madison
County Extension Office. For
more information please con-
tact the Madison County

Health Department at 973-
September 19
North Florida Community
College will conduct GED
tests September 19 and 20,
2006, at 6 p.m. in the NFCC
Technical Center on the Madi-
son campus. Persons taking
.the tests will be required to
furnish a Photo ID. NFCC
holds GED preparation cours-
es free of charge; there is a fee
for the test. Pre-registration is
required. To register please
call 973-1629.
September 30
The Fall 2006 Madison
County Free Group Diabetes

Classes will be held at the
Madison County Extension
Office at 902 College ,Drive,
Madison, 9 11 a.m. All citi-
zens of Madison County that
have diabetes or are interested
in preventing diabetes are wel-
come to, attend.
October 6
Madison County High
School "Class of 1986" 20th
Class Reunion. MCHS home-
coming parade and football
game on Friday and a family
picnic as well as a social event
will be held on Saturday.
Please contact Kathryn Bibb
Cantey at 973-3446, email.
Kathy Maxwell Patman at

a variety of fun and educational
activities. Children take a trip
into Clowntown where they take
part in the Fesutival of Wiggles
and Giggles and Goofy Friends.
an exciting circus full of colorful
costumes and characters sure to
entertain Public Broadcasting
PBS Kids schedule!"
The show involves audi-
ence participauon. innovative
puppet, .original songs. and
Just plain fun acti cities that pro-
mote the social and emotional
development of children. The
program also stimulates the
imagination, encourages fitness.
engages children in reading and
math problem solving, and de-

velops vocabulary skills.
Several children will have a
chance to win free Molly or
Looneue dolls at each show.
Show times are 1:00 p.m
and 4:1XI p.m. on Saturday. Sep-
tember 9 and Sunday, Septem-
ber 10. Entrance to the show is
included with the admission
pnce to Wild Adventure Park.
Tickets are $39.95 for adults.
$34.95 for children ages 3-9 and
seniors, and children under two
are admitted free. Tickets may
be purchased online at
\ii\tswildadventiiue.conm or at
the Wild Adventures Theme
Park gate, located off 1-75 Exit
13 in Valdosta, Ga.

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Career Fair Held To Benefit

Smithfield Employees Losing Their Jobs

Norman Barfield, Nathaniel McDaniel, Katrina Hubbard and Brandy Ezell, pic-
tured left to right, fill out job applications for prospective new jobs. (Greene Pub-
lishing, Inc. Photo by Jacob Bembry, August 22, 2006)

Marvin "Merv" Mattair, right, is pictured with his
supervisor, Angie Turner. They were representing
Greenville Hills Academy at the Career Fair. (Greene
Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jacob Bembry, August 22,

Bill Brown. left, and
his nephew, Steve Wash-
ington, right, catered the
free dinners (from Ken's
Barbecue), at the Career
Fair. (Greene Publishing,
Inc. Photo by Jacob Bem-
bry, August 22, 2006)

Trish Hinton, left, from Institutional Advancement
at NFCC, is pictured with Paula Arnold, Executive Di-
rector of the Madison Chamber of Commerce. (Greene
Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jacob Bembry, August 22,

Cindy Bennett, left, and Glenda Branch, right,
helped coordinate the job fair for Employment Con-
nections. The fair drew over 40 prospective employers
for the displaced Smithfield workers. (Greene Publish-
ing, Inc. Photo by Jacob Bembry, August 22, 2006)

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Almost 250 people had
already registered with almost
two hours left at the Career
Fair, presented for displaced
workers at Smithfield's meat
packing plant. Cindy Bennett,
Quality Assurance manager
for Employment Connections
who coordinated the fair in
conjunction with North Flori-
da Community College and a
Live Oak radio station, said
that over 40 employers were
in attendance.
Bennett said that her
agency had sent invitations to
each Smithfield employee at
their home, as well as placed
posters at the plant. Manufac-
turing organizations from
North Florida and South


Georgia were on hand to tell
* prospective employees about
their companies.
Reactions were mixed
from Smithfield's employees
about job opportunities pre-
sented to them during the fair.
Theodore Weatherspoon,
whose job will end with
Smithfield soon, said, "It's
rough, but I found a couple of
leads: I'm looking for more
work. I hope to find some
forklift work or work loading
or unloading trucks."
Norman Barfield said that
he had found "pretty good
prospects" at the fair. He said
that he had applied with cor-
rectional institutions, a plastic
company in Valdosta, Ga. and
the Nestle Water Bottling
Another Smithfield em-
ployee, Lisa Fitzgerald, said
the fair "wasn't what I expect-
ed it to be."
One of her co-workers,
who wished to remain anony-
mous said, 'It's all messed
Greenville Hills Acade-
my, a juvenile detention facil-
ity in western Madison Coun-
ty, was pleased with several
prospective employees.
"We had several people
fill out applications and they
have already gone (to the
sheriff's office) and been fin-
gerprinted," said Marvin Mat-
A number of different
kinds of employees were rep-
resented at the fair, from Pub-
lix in Live Oak to Mary Kay
and Avon representatives.
Lynn Brown, a Mary Kay
Cosmetics representative,
who has earned a pink Cadil-
lac for selling so many cos-
metics, said that she was there

to show women that they had
"I want to enrich the lives
of women," she said.
Mark Sexton, who
worked at Dixie Packers for a
few years before Smithfield
bought the Winn-Dixie based

company out, said, "I've had
two or three bites here.
There's nothing definite. I had
a job lead in Adel, Ga., but
that's kind of far to drive.
Smithfield is scheduled to
cease its operations on Sep-
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Generation Of Excellence Dance Team

Holds Very First Summer Dance Workshop

By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The Generation of Excel-
lence Dance Team held their
very first summer dance work-
The workshop was a ten-
week summer workshop held
on Saturday for the communi-
ty in Madison County. The
workshops provided combina-
tion dance lessons, such as
jazz, ballet, contemporary
gospel, tap and hip-hop.
The workshop began in
June and ended with a big per-
formance in August.
The stage play was a story
about three close friends plan-
ning to attend their high school

senior prom.
Shara McNair, this year's
20th of May Queen, and a re-
cent graduate of Madison
County High School, portrayed
one of the main characters.
Shamara Gibson, this
year's Miss Black Madison
County, was another main
character. She is also a recent
Madison County High School
If you would like to con-
tact the dance team for more in-
formation or to perform at your
community or church events,
contact Sherika Duncan, Pro-
gram Director, by email at:
g.e.danceteam@ gmail.com or
phone 973-7005.

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Hamburg-Lovett VFD Peanut Boil Is A Success!

The Hamburg/Lovett Fire Department was the host to their annual peanut boil, again this year. Pictured
(front row, left to right): Christina Brooks holding Mary Kate Brooks and Cindy Brooks, Pat Brooks holding Lo-
rali Brooks, Frances Norris, Abby Norris, Barbara Norris, and Leeanne Brooks. (Middle row, left to irht): Mack
Brooks, Charlie Moore, Ricky Norris, Jeff Norris, and Marshall Norris. (Back row, left to right): Paul Brooks,
David Agner, Trampus Camp, Matt Brooks, and Chris Moore. (Not pictured: Miles and Goldie McNierny, Lance
Camp, Kenny Stuart, Sr., Kenny Stuart, Jr., Thomas Brown, and Andrew Brooks) (Greene Publishing, Inc. Pho-
to by Emerald Kinsley, August 26, 2006)
By Jacob Bembry bag for those who wanted to take sbme home.
Greene Publishing, Inc. Paul Brooks led a team who boiled the peanuts.
The Hamburg-Lovett Volunteer Fire Department held its Jeff Norris is the chief of the Hamburg-Lovett VFD. Mack
24th annual peanut boil on Saturday, August 26. Brooks is the assistant fire chief.
Approximately $4,000 was raised during the event, which "We want to sincerely thank everyone who showed up for
featured a chicken and rice dinner, a cake auction and all the the event and supported the Hamburg-Lovett Volunteer Fire De-
boiled peanuts one could eat at the event. apartment said Pat Brooks, who helped coordinate this year's
Peanuts were sold by the bushel, by the bucket and by the event.

Minnie Mae King (left) and Judy Fritsche (right) are
on hand every year to help with the cake auction, at
the Hamburg/Lovett Fire Department Peanut Boil
fundraiser. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald
Kinsley, August 26, 2006)

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Helping serve the chicken and rice dinners, and the drinks, were (backrow left
to right): Pat Brooks holding Mary Kate Brooks, Christina Brooks, and Leeanne
Brooks. (Front row left to right): Barbara Norris, Goldie McNearny, Frances Norris
and Lillie Brooks. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Kinsley, August 26,

Ricky Norris was the
auctioneer for the re-
cent Hamburg/Lovett
Fire Department Peanut
Boil. Ricky autioneed
off all the homemade
cakes to the local citi-
zens, politicians, and
supporters of this an-
nual gathering.
(Greene Publishing, Inc.
Photo by Emerald Kins-
ley, August 26, 2006)


" The peanut cookers might seem to be the most important people at a peaunut
bouil. Free peanuts were handed out to all who attended, and peanuts were avail-
able to purchase, to take home. Pictured left to right are: David Agner, Matt
Brooks, Kenny Stewart, Tho n s Brown, and Paul Brooks, Jr. (Greene Publishing,
Inc. Photo by Emerald Kinslt', August 26, 2006) ,

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Madison County Carrier 9A


Jensey Siekbert Enjoys Life, Vampire
Novels And The Cincinnati Bengals

By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Jensey Gwen Siekbert is a
big Cincinnati Bengals fan.
"My favorite thing to do is
watch NFL football on Sun-
days with my husband, Antho-
ny Siekbert," Jensey said.
"My husband and I also
spend many hours sitting
around a picnic table, just talk-
ing with my best friends,
Amanda Sconyers and Jason
Bowers," she added.
Jensey is the daughter of
Gwen Sheffield and Jimmy
Sheffield and the sister of
Garet Sheffield. She and her
husband have a little daughter
named Alexia Eden.
Jensey said that she also
likes going to her mother's
house, w ith her husband and
daughter, to \\atch 'movies
with her mother and brother.
Her favorite movie is The
Princess Bride.
Jensey also enjoys read-
ing. Her favorite book is In
The Forests of the Night. Writ-
ten by a 14-year-old author,
the book is about a 300-year-

Jensey Gwen Siekbert
old vampire who will always
look like a 17-\ eear old. One of
the eerie passages from the
book reads: "Holy water and
crosses do not bother me... and
silver does not bum me. If
someone hammered a stake
through my heart, I suppose I
would die, but I do not play
with humans, stakes or mal-
While the book may ap-
pear morbid, Jensey is any-
thing but, with her zest for life,
and her love of the NFL.
"Go Bengals!" she shouts
with enthusiasm.

Tryouts For "Murder's In The Heir"

Set For Aug.
The North Florida Com-
munity College Sentinel Up-
stage Players is holding open
auditions for "Murder's in the
Heir" at 7 p.m., Wednesday,
Aug. 30 at the NFCC Fine Arts
Auditorium, Madison.
There are parts for thir-
teen adults: eight women and
five men. Rehearsals will be
Monday and Wednesdays at 7
p.m., beginning Sept. 6.
The mystery will be pre-
M"" ned`'% -1 as a Des'rten"
Theater performance at the
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The historic antebellum resi-
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when almost every character
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directs this fun production
For more information call
Denise Bell at 973-9481, or
email belld@nfcc.edu.

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Hands Across the 'Border, an Agency representatives will be
annual event sponsored by the conducting heightened en-
Florida Department of Trans- forcement efforts through La-
portation (FDOT) that pro- bor Day, including DUI check-
motes safe holiday travel points and saturation patrols.
across the states dur- The Labor
ing the upcoming Day holiday
Labor Day week- weekend contin-
end. ues to be one of
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Chiles High School Last year, 44 peo-
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tention on safety belt usage, and during the Labor Day
child seat safety and impaired weekend.
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Madison Library Organizes Many Events Over

The Summer Through Book Feast Program

By Jessalyn Covell
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Over the summer, the
Madison County Library orga-
nized an assortment of fun and
educational programs for
younger Madison residents
through the Book Feast pro-
The Book Feast was ap-
proximately six weeks long
and there were plenty of dif-
ferent activities to keep Madi-
son County children and
teenagers entertained during
the summer.

There were programs of-
fered at the Madison,
Greenville and Lee Public Li-
At the beginning of the
Book Feast program each
child and teenager was urged
to read one book per day for
six weeks. At the end of the
Book Feast program, Madison
County Youth Services Coor-
dinator, Judy Smith, drew
three lucky names for one
Wild Adventures ticket.
The Madison County Li-
brary's winner was Torrence

The Greenville Library's
winner was Willie Hamilton.
The Lee Library's winner
was Adam Androski.
Some of the other activi-
ties held during the Book
Feast Program included: a Piz-
za and Pasta week, The True
Story of the Three Little Pigs,
a presentation from the Madi-
son County Sheriff's Office,
an International Day and
The Pizza and Pasta Week
was held for ages Kinder-

garten through sixth grades.
The children read books such
as the Little Red Hen Makes A
Pizza, Pete's A Pizza,
Spaghetti Eddie and Pizza.
The children made a pizza
puppet for their arts and crafts
and sang music. Also, Madi-
son County Library Aide,
April Brooks, and her volun-
teer, Jemema Rajan, per-
formed an exciting skit.
The True Story of the
Three Little Pigs, Michelle
Holbrook of the Greenville Li-
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asked children how they felt
about hurricanes and informed
children what they would need
to take with them if they were
evacuated from their homes.
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sentation regarding their jobs
as police officers to teenagers.
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Altogether, Judy Smith,
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A Natural Approach...

By Candi Parker


From The Front Porch

By Diane Sullivan

Guest Columnist

Do vot expteri0icc mnital io\ins to sit in the colon for
dullness? unnatural lengths of time. If
How toxic are you? If you answered "yes" to you have ten, twenty, or even
Part one... three or more questions, it may thirty pounds (yes!) of extra
The body has a certain ca- be beneficial for you to purify garbage in/there, there is only
pacity to detoxify itself but your system of toxins. The hu- one thing that can happen... the
when this is exceeded then tox- man body is presented with colon distends and expands.
ins will deposit within and such a heavy burden of foreign This causes the walls of the
around the cells, which can substances to metabolize and colon to become thin and also
cause a wide variety of health eliminate. We are exposed to compress other organs, in the
problems. toxic chemicals in our home abdominal cavity.
Do you often feel tired or and work environments. Our Any program designed' to
fatigued? Have headaches? food, water, air, and soil are be- improve your health or elimi-
Do you have food allergies, coming increasingly contami- nate disease must begin with
brittle hair or nails, bad skin? nated with toxic chemicals. detoxification. I encourage
Do you feel bloated, or Also, nicotine, caffeine, alco- you to undertake detoxifica-
have bad breath? hol, over-the-counter, prescrip- tion under the supervision of a
Do you frequently overeat? tion and recreational drugs are trained professional, to avoid
Do your bowels move less taxing the human body beyond the resettling of toxins in the
than twice a day??? its natural capabilities of detox- tissues. This is called the toxic
Do you experience general ification. It's an internal envi- ping-pong effect., Instead of
aches and pains, irritability, or ronmental catastrophe! being eliminated from the sys-
PMS? When you are physically tem when they are dislodged,
Have you been exposed to or emotionally stressed, your they simply relocate, with the
chemicals, sedatives, stimu- body may not be able to com-, attending reactions. A compre-
lants, and pollution? pensate or eliminate toxic sub- hensive detoxification pro-
Do you eat fried, fatty, or stances, and then it may begin gram is ideal.
processed junk foods? to retain waste products that And remember when
Do you experience arthritis should be eliminated. For in- you improve C ourself. you im-
pain, gas, or sinusitis? stance, constipation allows the pfove'the world.
Candice Parker is a doctor of Oriental Medicine at
The Madison Retreat Salon and Wellness Center, 244 SW Range St. 973-3318.





The Madison County Planning & Zoning Board, acting as the Local
Planning Agency, will hold a public hearing in the County
Commission Meeting Room, Courthouse Annex,'229 SW Pinckney
Street, Madison, Florida, on Thursday, September 14, 2006 at 5:30
p.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter can be heard, to consider
recommendations to the Madison County Board of County
Commissioners in the following.

APPLICATION: A request by JJH&T Properties, LLC for a small-
scale amendment to the Madison County Comprehensive Plan
Future Land Use Map for the purpose of reclassifying 10 acres from
Agriculture 2 to Residential 1 zoning.

LOCATION OF PROPERTY: Section 31, Township 1 North,
Range 9 East, Parcel # 5103-000-000. Located west of the wester-
ly right-of-way line of County Road 360A.

A copy of the application is available for inspection by the public dur-
ing normal business hours at the Board of County Commissioners,
Administration Office, Room 219, Courthouse Annex, Madison,
Florida (Phone: 850-973-3179).

All interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard with
respect to the above referenced application. Any person wishing to
appeal any decision made at the above referenced public hearing
will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is

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Living in a nursing home.
provides the residents new
freedoms; many of us are un-
aware of. Many of us think of
the nursing home as a "ware-
house" for folks or a place
where folks have been aban-
doned, unfortunately we have
been thinking wrong.
Residents living, in a
nursing home have the liberty
of not being nailed down to a
time schedule. They no
longer have to waken to the
blaring sound of .an alarm
clock, signaling the, begin-
ning of a workday. No longer
will they have to enter the
"rat race" of traffic jams and
".road rage", as folks drive re-
lentlessly toward their mom-
ing destination< Residents
are not stressed out with all
the schedules,'responsibilities
and "command perfor-
mances" that have become
the modern way of life.
Nursing homes provide
the "comnfoittts without all the
burdens of a home. Residents
are encouraged to enjoy nutri-
tious meals, provided with
full medical attention, the
home is clean and tidy, they
are free to pursue their per-
sonal interests, their finances
are kept confidential and
available and there is no par-'
ticular time frame they must,
adhere to. No longer do they
need to worry about when
bills are due. The responsibil-
ities of stocking the pantry,,
keeping the hom, clean ,up-
.keep of the yard and what day
.the trash needs to be taken
out, are non-existent.
Residents are not bur-
dened with the stress of com-
petition. They have the free-
dom to live by their own stan-
dards. The need to be fashion-
able is not a requirement.
They no longer need to keep
up with their neighbors. Get-
ting ahead is no longer the
popular way of life. Residents
are free from desire of acquir-

ing possessions and the re-
sponsibility of guarding
Residents living in a
nursing home quickly discov-
er that they don't need to do
what they 'don't enjoy. They
are invited to participate. in
the many different events of
the home, without the pres-
sure of a command. The indi-

\idual qualityt % of life" for
each resident is the foremost
concern of the nursing home.
Residents enjoy their inde-
pendence, freedom of choice,
with the reassurance that they
are in charge of "their home."
"I know but one freedom
and that is the freedom of the
mind." Antoine De Saint-

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Friday Night Highlights Local Scoreboard
Mariana, 40 Chiles 20 Columbia 34 Lake Brantle\ 7 Ta lor Counti 43
Holmes County 20 East Gadsden 16 Suwannee 0 Apopka 3 Florida Deaf School 32

Lincoln 33 Florida High 33 Wakulla 47 Da\tona Beach Mainland 28 West Naau 15
Rickards 0 FAMNU High 14 NFC 27 Deland 8 Ft. White 7

Cowboys Manhandle Union County 41-6

By Janet Schrader
Greene Publishing, Inc.
There was a great crowd of
Cowboy fans on hand to watch
Union County get their clocks
cleaned Friday night. Madison
almost scored 20 points a quar-
ter until Coach Frankie Carroll
finally put in the second team in
the second half. The final score
was 41-6 with Madison starting
off the season with a solid win.
"The kids played hard and
worked hard all week," Carroll
said. "When you do that, you
reap the rewards."
The game shot off to a per-
fect start. The Cowboys re-
ceived first and had a perfect se-
ries, running the ball steadily
down field with a score by Chris
Thompson. The point-after at-
tempt was no good and the score
went to 6-0 Cowboys with 8:10
left to play in the first quarter.
In Union County's first se-
ries of the game, the officials
made their presence known.
Two 15-yard penalties put
Union County in good field po-
sition. Penalties were to plague
the Cowboys throughout the en-
tire game. A complete Tiger pass
landed UC on the Cowboys 15.
Another short pass moved the
Tigers to the six. UC fumbled
the ball on the carry, but recov-
ered their own fumble on the
Madison two. It was easy over
the goal line for the only six
points Union County would
score all night. M.adisor, blocked
the point-after. With 6:52 left in
the first, the score was tied at 6--
The tie did not last long.

Bernard Brinson '
snagged the kick off
and scampered to the
UC 37. Blake Sapp .
completed a pass to "_
Jordan Johnson fori
Madison's second TD
of the night. The en-
tire series lasted a
whopping 14 sec- .
onds. Madison at-' '
tempted a two-point
conversion, but an-
other penalty tacked .
five yards onto the at-
tempt. The Cowboys ,s. ;|
changed options and .:
decided to go for the @ *.
PAT. It was no good.
The score jumped to .
12-6 with lots of time i
left in the first quar-
The Cowboys
shocked Union Coun-
ty with an on-side
kick. The Cowboys
recovered .the ball on
their own 47-yard
line and UC's defense
was back out on the
field. Jordan Johnson
carried in the first plai ot their
Cowboy's series. Johnson got
good yards but after a holding
penalty, the ball was spotted on
the 37. It was still good enough
for a Cowboy first down.
Brinson took the hand-off,
ran to the outside and got a first
,,downn.1 Thompon go,:;nothe,
Cowboy first down, .Harry Red-i-
dick took the ball into the end-
zone for the Cowboys' third TD,
of the night. Drew Douglas
tossed one to Tony Brown in the

#29 Harry Reddick gets another Cowboy first down. (Photo by Daniel Douglas)

endzone for the two-point con-
version. With 4:10 left in the
first, the Cowboys had already
tallied 20 points. The score was
UC struggled offensively in
their next series. The Tigers
made two complete passes but
the.i Co.wboy defense;,caught .on,
and UC faltered. The Tigers had
to punt. But another Madison
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the Madison 40. The Cowboys.
retaliated by sacking the quar-
terback. D.J. Folsom had a spec-
tacular game, sacking the Tiger
quarterback and backing them
up to the 45. The first quarter
ended with the score 20-6.
The second quarter got off
tQ a rocky s.trt for tiK' Cov. b,), .
Madison was penalized once
again, this time for roughing the
passer. Another penalty went
against the Cowboy coaching
staff and, just like that, UC had
30 yards they didn't earn. The
Tigers were squatting in Cow-
boy territory on the 18-yard line.
But once again, the Cowboys
did not falter. UC fumbled on'
Madison's 10-yard line and the
Cowboys came up with the ball.
Cowboy quarterback Blake
Sapp, handed off to Travis
Arnold, who tossed the long
bomb to Bernard Brinson.
Corey Akins carried for a good
gain. Andrew Edwards carried
and Akins carried again. The
Cowboys were. on the Union
County 23 and pressing hard.

Sapp tossed one to Thompson
for another Cowboy TD. Red-
dick got the two-point conver-
sion and it was 28-6 Cowboys
with 9:24 left in the half.
UC got off a successful
pass in their next series but fum-
bled badly on the second play.
,The Tigersi raec.&ieedd ibult oinlb
after losing 20 yards. With 30
yards to go for a first down, UC
punted. Madison had the ball on
their own 40. Drew Douglas, in
at quarterback, tossed one to
Robert Brown for a first down
and a gain of 22. Akins carried
for another Cowboy first down.
Sapp tossed one meant for
Brown, but UC intercepted. Af-
ter the INT, the Tigers had pos-
session on their own four-yard
line. Brinson intercepted a UC
pass intended to get them out of
their own red zone. Madison
had the ball on the UC 42.
The Cowboys moved the
ball steadily down field with
Corey Akins scoring. Daniel
Sanders kicked his first success-
ful PAT of the season making it


35-6 with 1:37 left in
the. half. The sides
A would retire for the
: half-time break with
that score.
The half-time
show was a good one
with two flag-football
teams putting on a
demonstration on the
field. The flag foot-
ball demo was fol-
lowed by great per-
formances from the
U Union County band
and the Vaquero
Guard. After half
time, UC received.
., But Madison came
out of the locker-
room ready to play.
Travis Arnold
scooped up a UC
fumble and scored.
Madison was penal-
ized for excessive
celebration, but no-
body cared. The PAT
was no good and the
score went to 41-6
with 9:49 left in the
third quarter. The.
second string, right down to
the JV, went in for the rest of
the game. The final score was,
41-6 with Madison notching
the first victory of regular sea-
son play.
Carroll said the penalties
are something the Cowboys'
.-ill continue :, to work on. "We
do .-'ork on trhemn." Carroll.
said. "But if you ''. ant to pla)
aggressive, you have to be
prepared to get a few penal-
ties. They don't come free,"
Carroll added. "Punishment is,
handed out."
Carroll commended the
play of defensive end D.J.
Folsom and defensive tackle
Jamin Edwards. Carroll said
quarterback Blake Sapp had a
good night and so did running
back Chris Thompson.
Look for the Cowboys ,at
home again this Friday where
they take on Coffee County,
Ga. Game time is 7:30 p.m.
Come out and enjoy some
smash-mouth football Madi-
son County style. This should
be a good game. Go Cowboys!


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Golf action is going strong at MCHS. L to r: Coach Bruce Thames, Dylan Barrs, Evan Schnitker,Trent Ragans,
Chris Day, Jordan Tippetteand Jamison Thompson. Team members not pictured are: Kristan Rutherford, Coop-
er Welch, Bladen Gudz and Jacob Whitaker. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Janet Schrader, August 22, 2006.)
By Janet Schrader on Mayo/Lafayette County in Trent Ragans at 38, followed John Heiaderson was there low
Greene Publishing, Inc. their opening match and won by Dylan Barrs and Jordan at 42.
Cowboy golf opened with 162-214. Low medalist was Tippette each with 44. Chris Cowboy golf also hosted
,a big win Tuesday, Aug. 22 in Evan Schnitker with an even Day also had a 44, but you use Taylor County, Thursday Aug.
Lake City. The Cowboys took par score of 36. Next was only the four lowest scores. 24.

Fantasy Football Guide

By Gabe Thompson
After starting off in bars
for gambling, fantasy sports
has grown to phenomena] sta-
tus. Fantasy football is a mul-
tifaceted realm of entenain-
ment. Users can use it as a
means for gambling or just for
Fantasy football consists
of a league of 12 or more
teams. The person who starts
a fantasy team is kn'_, ni a.s an
owner. Owners draft NFL
players, choose the starting
lineup, propose trades, add
players through free agency
and drop players. It's all a fan-
tasy, but very real to the own-
When setting up a team.
there is the choice to join or
start a league. A group of
friends are needed to start a
pnvate league, or just find a
team at various different on-

line sites to join. Leagues can
be created online, on a chart
board or in person at Las Ve-
The most important fea-
ture of Fantasy Football is the
draft. Owners make a list con-
sisrting of the players they feel
are most likely\ to be success-
ful. and these players, are then
picked according to what's
available when its their turn to
pick. Profes..ionall -picked
draft lists are available
through certain .ebsites and
There are two t.pes of
online Fantasy football
leagues, and there are free
fantasy leagues and pa\
leagues. Pay leagues offer live
stats and scores. professional
advice. player rankings and
plrner projections Free fanta-
sy leagues don't offer the sup-
port that pay leagues do, but

the\ don't charge a fee.
Points are tallied up ac-
cording to how. your players
perform. Teams match up
a.ain-st other teams, and the
one with the most points is
ictorious. The top eight
teams compete in plt.ayofs
during the last three weeks of
the regular season, and the
winner is the league champi-
Ce-I ItIIi pla3 Lci hac a.
higher dratt ranking due to
the position thce pla\. and
their performance during the
previous season. Some plaN-
ers have a high draft ranking.
and hate undergone circum-
stances that should change
their u nking m \our drift.
Terrell Ovw en, is a er\ ri;sk
pla. ci due to lI', attitude ofl
the field., and with hinm nus-
ing most of the preseason
with an iniury Clinton Portis

currently has a shoulder in-
jur\ with an unkno% wn
timetable of when he will re-
turn The Redskins have
traded for T.J. Duckett as in-
surance for Portis, and he ex-
cels at redzone scoring
which will lessen Portis' fan-
tasy scoring output
Certain players should
have a higher draft ranking
than %what they are ranked
due to recent changes to
teams and their players.
Players that should probably
hake a higher ranking are
Terr\ Glenn, T.J. Duckett,
Warrick Dunn. Mike Bell,
Derrick Mason and Drew
Some of the w'ebsites
that offer fantasy football
are' Yahoo.conm,
Fo\sports.com. NFL.com.
ESPN corn, FantasN foot-
ball corn and EAspots.com.

Aucilla Christian Cross-Country Squad

Should Be Stronq In 2006

By Janet Schrader
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The ACA cross-country
team had a great 2005 season,
according to coach Dan
Nennstiel. In 2005 ACA's
cross-country went to the state
championship race for the third
year in a row. ACA cross coun-
try placed 13th in the state, the
highest finish ever, according
to Nennstiel. This year cross-
country coach Nennstiel said
the girls team should be strong.
"We lost three of our top
seven girls," Nennstiel said.

"We are hurting a little. But the
top three are still here and the
new girls are working hard."
Nennstiel listed his top three as
Olivia Sorenson, Tristen
Sorenson and Sarah Sorenson.
So far this year no boys
have shown interest in running
cross-country, so Nennstiel
said there probably won't be a
boys team.
The unofficial list of girls
returning to run this season in-
cludes Rikki Roccanti,
Michaela Roccanti, Angela
McCune, Tristin Sorenson,

Sarah Sorenson, Jessica Ha-
gan, Nicole Mathis, Elizabeth
riley, Courtney Connell, Taylor
Baez and Olivia Sorenson.
Newcomers for the 2006

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Wynn and Michaela Metcalfe
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Bad habits are hard to break. But good habits
also tend to stick around for a long time. And that's
why you will want to teach young children about the
importance of saving and investing. It's almost
never too early to start and your efforts can provide
a lifetime of benefits.
By the time most children reach age five, they
have more than enough1 cognitive'siidlls to under-'
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older they get, the better equipped they will be to
handle more sophisticated concepts of investing.
In any case, when your children are young, start
them off on the right financial path by taking these

*Set attainable goals Kids will be more moti-
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achieving goals. And that's why you don't want to
burden them too soon by trying to get them to save
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how their efforts are rewarded, children will learn
something about financial discipline and delayed
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learn to save and invest, you may want to offer a
helping hand. Specifically, consider partially
"matching" children's deposits into their savings
accounts. If you were to put in a quarter or fifty
cents for every dollar they deposit, their savings will
have an opportunity to grow faster and they will feel
they are getting "bonus" payments.
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or grandchildren involved in picking and following
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athletic shoes, for example, take a "research trip" to
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term goals. Instead, tell your children that stocks are
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how many years you've owned some of your invest-

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School is back in full swing now. Mrs.
Wanda Hughey, another teacher who attends
church with me, stated a few weeks ago that
she was excited and couldn't wait until school
started again. Thank God for teachers like her.
Outwardly, I may not have been as enthusiastic

as she was, but inside I know
that I feel the same and look
forward to applying my
God-given teaching talents
to do my part in serving the
youth of our county.
I had the distinct honor
of representing our county in
Orlando this summer at a
three day event honoring
Florida's District Teachers of
the Year, The event's main
sponsor is Macy's and there
were many other contribu-
tors providing us with excel-
lent workshops, speakers,
fine dining and other events.
I enjoyed having my entire
family with me as we also
enjoyed some other Orlando
fun, like Sea World. You
may recall in February how I

Alan Andro
tensive Math, In
1, Algebra II, an
at Madison

edged out Lee's teacher of the year, to win
Madison's District Teacher of the Year. Well,
Lee's Teacher of the Year was my mother-in-
law, so I had to take Mrs. Patsy Davis along
too, to make things right (just kidding). One of
the highlights was being treated like celebrities
for a televised event at Universal's Hard Rock
Cafe. My wife, Christy, went with me and we
kept a close watch on my principal, Mr.
Killingsworth to make sure he behaved him-
self. He did quite well and helped me figure, out
which fork to use. I think there were about four
different ones
One of. the sped..er tihat.J *r,|o ed hiearmng
in Orlando %%as Ron Clark. You ma\ hae
caught the television movie about him, "The
Ron Clark Story", a couple of weeks ago on
TNT. The true story and details of his life are
even more amazing than the movie could por-
tray. He took a bunch of troubled kids in
Harlem, NYC, and, as their teacher, turned
their lives around. He took this group of low-
performing, misbehaving kids that nobody
wanted and eventually had them outscoring
even the gifted students at his school on the
standardized tests. He had to spend months just
getting them to behave, but once the kids knew
he meant business, and that he cared, he was
able to connect with them. All of us teachers
could learn many lessons from his style. He has
lots of rules and is a very strict teacher.
Through the years, I have had several classes
that have been a real challenge, as far as getting
them to behave. Discipline is tough work, as all
of us who are parents can testify. Getting stu-

dents to behave and respect one another takes
tons of time, patience, and extra strength from
the Lord, but it is also one of the most impor-
tant, life skills that we can teach them. As Ron
Clark's students later went on to high school,
some were interviewed for a chance to go to
one of the most prestigious
high schools in NYC. All of
Ron Clark's students who
applied were accepted, large-
ly because during their inter-
view they were so humble,
"A respectful, and well-be-
haved; Some students don't
S yet realize how a "yes, sir",
kind remark, or humble atti-
tude will open doors for
S '' them now, as well as later,
". throughout their life.
When I was in Orlando
with the other District
Teachers of the Year I en-
ski teaches In- joyed hearing some of their
integrated Math stories about being teacher
id PreCalculus of the year. I can definitely
County High say that we have one of the
nicest programs in the state
and want to especially thank
the Madison County Foundation for Education-
al Excellence (MCFEE) for their involvement
in recognizing our teachers of the year. Even
more inspiring is their mentoring and grant pro-
grams that they provide for our schools. I was
joking with the MCFEE board members at our
August meeting, that the only thing they could
do to top their annual teacher awards banquet
would be to give the district winner a new car
like they do in some of the super large districts
like Miami-Dade. But seriously, a new car
could never replace the special love and caring,
and the small town "hugs" that I and the other
Madison County teachers of the year have felt
in being recognized by the community.
There's a lot of excitement at Boot Hill.
This past Friday the students showed their
Cowboy & Cowgirl spirit as they participated
in the loudest pep rally I have ever witnessed in
my twelve years at MCHS (or maybe I'm get-
ting old). As emcee, our former MCHS student
and cheerleader, now teacher, Miss Barbara
Davis, had the place hopping. I wish that I had
had a sound meter with me I could have had
some of my physics students that I taught last
year, measure the decibel level to see if the
sound level was dangerous enough to require
hearing protection. Robbie Griffin won the
dance contest- maybe she'll be headed for the
next episode of "So You Think You Can
Dance": The football, soccer, volleyball & golf
teams were well represented at the pep rally
(sorry if I missed any)- Good Luck Cowboys
and Cowgirls, and best wishes for a great year
in athletics and academics!

Members of the North
Florida Community College
Board of Trustees re-elected
John Maultsby, Jr. of Madison
as chair and Albert Thomas of
Monticello as vice-chair dur-
ing the regular monthly board
meeting Aug. 15, 2006.
Maultsby is President/
CEO of Florida Plywood, Inc.,
Greenville, Fla. Thomas is re-

tired from the Jefferson Coun-
ty School District. He had
been a Jefferson teacher since
1965 and vocational director
since 1999. This is Maults-
by's fourth term as chairman
and Thdmas' third as vice-
For information contact
news@nfcc.edu or telephone

Education Commissioner John Winn

Is Keynote Speaker At NFCC
Trustees Linda Gibson, John Maultsby And Superintendent Lou Miller Are Special Guests

Scfwl Siell I

A weekly column written by
the school teachers of Madison County.

rural setting. Armstrong
called the NFCC campus
one of the most beautiful in
the state. School superin-
tendents Lou Miller of
Madison County, Phil Bark-
er of Jefferson County, and
Harry Pennington of Hamil-
ton County were special in-
vited guests, as were NFCC
trustees, John Maultsby,
chairman; Linda Gibson of
Madison; Verna Horne of
Jasper; and Brantly Helven-
ston of Live Oak.
President Steen and
Vice President Doug Brown
presided over the campus-
wide rally that is an annual
tradition in preparation for
the fall term. NFCC classes
began Wednesday, Aug. 23.
Steen opened the rally
with a "state of the college"

report that included an up-
date on the construction of a
new science complex and a
criminal justice facility that
will house a defensive dri-
ving course and indoor
shooting gange. Steen said it
was the first entirely new
construction on campus in
forty years. He also noted
new initiatives, including a
building construction pro-
gram and a'Men's Basket-
ball academy.
Jack Pittman with the
Florida Dept. of Health Pre-
paredness spoke on the dan-
gers of a flu pandemic, no-
tably the avian flu, and
measures to minimize risks.
For more information
contact College Advance-
ment by calling, 973-1653 or
email news @nfcc.edu.

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Albert Thomas

Florida Department of
Education Commissioner
John Winn called North
Florida Community College
an outstanding model for
other rural colleges in re-
marks to returning faculty
and staff at the traditional
Fall Convocation, Aug.. 21.
Winn, who began his educa-
tion career 30 years ago as
an elementary school
teacher, said that he had a
special regard for NFCC
faculty and staff because
they were on the frontlines
of providing education to
many who might otherwise
not have the opportunity.
Winn went on to praise
the leadership of President
Morris G. Steen, Jr. and the
college in developing
unique partnerships with
area school districts, indus-
try and the community. He
highlighted the advances
made through NFCC's Edu-
cation Preparation Institute,
its new RN program, and
the -Green Industries Insti-
tute in Jefferson County.
More than 125 were on
hand to meet and greet
Commission Winn and
Florida Community College
Chancellor David Arm-
strong, Jr. Armstrong, who
gave the keynote -address on
a similar occasion in 2004,
echoed Winn's praises for
NFCC and said that in his
travels throughout the U.S.,
he often shares stories about
the advances of NFCC in
reaching out to students in a

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Thomas Embarks On A New

Teaching Journey At MCHS
By Jessalyn Covell .' : of being a teacher was when one of her stu-
Greene Publishing. Inc. dents hated her class and walked in one day
Takeysha Thomas is the ne. fresh and said it was the best part of his day.
ne eacners ivLJQe~iCUU~ ue

face as the Math and Social Studies
teacher at the Madison County High
School (MCHS).
Before becoming a part of the Cow-
boy staff. she taught at Green ille Hills
She has been a teacher for almost
two years.
She really likes helping students and
enjoys working with students individual-
Thomas considers the most chal-
lenging part of teaching to be teaching to
different learning styles.
One of her most favorite memories

Gwen Hagan is prqud
to be part of the Cowboy
staff as the new Reading
teacher for ninth-twelfth
grades. (Greene Publish-
ing, Inc. Photo by Jes-
salyn Covell, August 24,
By Jessalyn Covell
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Gwen Hagan of Greenville
has taught school for a total of
15 years.
She has taught in several

By Jessalyn Co ell
Greene Publishing. Inc.
Barbara Da\ is is the new teacher of
American History. American Goernm-
ment and Economics for the Madison
County High School NICHSi
She decided to become a teacher be-
cause she believes in \alued education.
Davis attended MCHS all four Nears
and received her high school diploma
right in Madison County. Then, she went
on to the Uni'ersitN of Florida LUF'i
where she completed two different Bach-
elor's degrees. one in Sociology and one
in Cnminology. Now', she is a student at
Valdosta State University, where she is
working on obtaining her master's degree
in Socioloeyv.
Her favorite aspect of teaching is
working with an assortment of personalt-
She considers the most challenging

Thomas drives all the way
from Tallahassee five days out
of the week to teach students in
Madison County. (Greene Pub-
lishing, Inc. Photo by Jessalyn
Covell, August 25. 2006)

other counties in her earlier
years as a teacher. She has been
teaching students in Madison
County since 1998.
Before moving to the
Madison County High School
(MCHS), she was the twenty-
first century coordinator. That
is an after school tutor, tutoring
the 21st Century Cirriculum
program for all of the schools
within the county.
Now, she is a permanent
Reading teacher at MCHS
where she teaches nine-twelfth
Hagan stated, "I have al-
ways wanted to be a teacher
since I was a little girl. I have
had my sights set on becoming
a teacher that has always been
my goal. Also, I try to be a good
role model."
Her favorite thing about
teaching is the end of the day
when she gets thAt feeling of
accomplishment. "It may be ac-
complishing something in little

The teachers at vNICHS teachn children more
than academics. they teach them several life
She tries to emphasize to her students that
they need to believe in themselves and they are
al\\ ays number one no matter what.
Thomas stated. "'What teachers provide to
their students such as learning concepts and
life skills helps them to handle situations better
and be fully ready for the real world "
In her spare time. she enjoys playing bas-
ketball, watching spoils, reading and traveling.
Thomas commented, "Everyone here is a
big family and it takes a family to work to-

steps, but the students are sure
to understand the topic after
taking those baby steps into
making a lot of progress," she
The most challenging as-
pect of teaching for Hagan is
getting the attention of the stu-
dents and teaching them the im-
portance of education. Also,
getting them in the mind frame
to want to learn is a key com-
ponent in being successful with
She tries to keep teaching
her students to keep working
hard towards their goals and
that if they want to do some-
thing, they cannot half step
anything. Additionally, the
words, "I can't" do not exist in
her classroom and should not
exist in their vocabulary," she
The values that she teaches
in the classroom are helping her
students become better at tak-
ing tests which will help them

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Barbara Davis is originally from
Madison. She received her degree
at the University of Florida and has
returned to her hometown to teach
students in Madison. (Greene Pub-
lishing, Inc. Photo by Jessalyn
Covell, August 24, 2006)

better prepare themselves for
the future.
Hagan stated, "The very
first day I started working here
at the high school, I felt right at
home. I love it here. All of the
students and staff are so friend-
ly, helpful and caring. I really
appreciate feeling respected
and loved here at the school."
SShe has a super family,
which includes her son, Craig
Norris, who works with the Di-
vision of Alcoholic Beverages
and Tobacco Division for the
Bureau of Law Enforcement in
Tallahassee. Also, she enjoys
spending time with her daugh-
ter-in-law, Althea and her four-
year-old granddaughter,
Amaya. Her mother is Evelyn
Williams and her 'sister is VeEt-
ta Hagan-Smith.
In her spare time, she tries
to be a positive person to be
able to help someone else. Ad-
ditionally; she lo\ e> Saturday
antique hunting.

thing about teaching to be developing
teaching skills that all students can relate
to and learn from.
She stresses to her students that ini-
tiative results in good leadership skills
and self motivation help students succeed
in the future once the\ reach adulthood
because the\ \\ill not have to have some-
one pushing them to accomplish their
goals. they %\ill want to do it on their
ow n.
DaMis stated. "'Any part of Nour life
requires motivation to succeed whether it
be in school, at the workforce, any-
\w here."
"Success is what \ou make it in rela-
ti\e to each person. Success is whatever
\our definition is."
In her spare Lime. she \works towards
her master', degree and is very active in
her church, Antiock. A.M.E. in Cherry

Later N ameIu N ew

Math Teacher For MCHS!

B\ Jessalyn Covell
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Ruth Ann Latner of
Madison is starting her fourth
\ear teaching at a new
school, the Madison County
High School (MCHS).
In'the past, she taught at
Greenville Hills Academy
and now is teaching Algebra
I B, Liberal Arts, Intensive
Math, Integrated Math and
Informal Geometry at the
high school.
Her favorite thing about
teaching is helping students
learn skills that will help
them in their future.
She considers the most
challenging thing about
teaching to be dealing with
problem behaviors.
Later stated, "I have al-
ways wanted to be a teacher
and the people here at the
,:school are all so friendly and
they all care about the stu-
dents. It truly is a great place
to work."
Her family includes her

Ruth Ann Latner is a
new math teacher at,
MCHS. (Greene Publish-
ing, Inc. Photo by Jes-|
salyn Covell, August 24,
husband Bart and three chil-
dren. Her children are Shan-.
non, 24; Jake, 11; and Ellie, 9.!
In her spare time, she.
works with the children'si
group at her church, the First.,
United Methodist Church of'
Madison. Also, she enjoys
spending time with her fami-

Linda Bezick Joins

Cowboy Staff

B. Jessal', n Covel
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Linda Bezick of Madison
teaches Intensive Science, Earth
Space Science and Biology at the
Madison County High School
She has been teaching a total
of 11 years including teaching at
private schools in Fort Pierce, the
Madison Academy and MCHS.
She decided to become a
teacher because she likes to see
students learn and hopefully that
will make a difference in their
"My favorite part of teach-
ing is watching them learn," she
She considers the most chal-
lenging part of teaching to be dis-
ciplining the students.
One of her favorite memo-
ries of the 2006-2007 school year
is one of her students has already
given her a thank-you note.
Teachers try their best to
leave their marks on students to
be the best they can possibly be
because they are our future.
She tries to teach them the
learning concepts of the outside

Linda Bezick is a newi
face on the Cowboy staff.
(Greene Publishing, Inc.
Photo by Jessalyn Covell,
August 25, 2006)
Bezick tries to teach her stu-
dents in the. classroom responsi-,
ble behavior and good ways to
handle certain situations.
Her family includes her hus-
band, Bob, three children and'
one foreign exchange student.
In her spare time, she loves'
to read and learn.
Bezick stated, "Working
here, provides me the opportuni-
ty to help students that really
want to learn."

By Jessalyn Covell
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Ginny Quackenbush be-
gan her first year of teaching
at Madison County High
School (MCHS).
She is the new Earth
Space Science teacher for pri-
marily tenth and eleventh
In the past, she taught the

GED program at North Flori-
da Community College
(NFCC). There, she partici-
pated in the Education Prepa-
ration Institute (EPI) to further
train and prepare her to take
on her first year of teaching.
She decided to become a
teacher because she has al-
ways enjoyed it.
Her favorite part of teach-

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ing is the time in the class-
room with the students.
The most challenging part
of teaching is getting students
Quackenbush stated,
"Teachers prepare students for
the outside world by igniting
their interest in lifelong learn-
She teaches her students
that in order to do well in the
future, they must have respect
for themselves arid others.
Also, she teaches students that
hard work pays off.
Her family includes her
husband, Rich Quackenbush
and three children, David,
Sheron and Michael.
Quackenbush and her
family reside in Lee.
In her spare time, she en-
joys family time, playing with
the dog and talking to her chil-
dren on the phone.
She stated, "The faculty
and administration here are

very supportive and good.
They are really working hard
to make MCHS an excellent


Quackenbush contin-
tied her training as a
teacher with the EPI pro-
gram offered at NFCC to
prepare as the new Earth
Space Science teacher at
MCHS. (Greene Publish-
ing, Inc. Photo by Jes-
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Rentals Offices Homes
$10 hour References Available
Pet care available in your home.

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

Peacock's Landscaping
Lawn Irrigation
Drip Irrigation
Design & Free Estimates
(850) 973-2848

WUkins on's
Warehouse Sale
Saturday, September 2
Doors Open 8AM-12 Noon
707 Gil Harbin Industrial Blvd.
Valdosta, GA. Call for Directions:


Border Collie/ Lab Mix
Current on shots and have been de-
wormed. Absolutely adorable!
Please call and come see 948-5482
A I.I n 1515 F, ni .Io r



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-
Cambridge Manor
Apartments designed for Senior's
and Disabled. 1 & 2 bedrooms,
HUD vouchers accepted Call 850-
973-3786 TTY Acs 711 "This in-
stitution is an equal opportunity
provider and employer."

Greenville Poine


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
Co m cal erty

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1999 Ford Escort ZX2, sporty,. Commercial/Industrial
tinted windows, manual transmis- Property
sion, approx. 100k miles, cold a/c,:, v. ith state highway frontage-23
clean, great condition, one owner., acres, Cornei i,:'L, Fronts both
$2,300.; 929-2185 Harvey Greene Dri, '.eridJ High-,

For Sale: 150 Split Face cement,
block caps- light mahogany
charcoal. Ready for pickup on
pallets. Call 973-6964

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


way 5)3 out ni. Nil.i aUi line,
8 inch water main, access to city
utilities, fire hydrant, and service
from two power companies.
Property has easy access to 1-10,
via SR 53 & SR 14. Will build to
suit tenant.
Call Tommy Greene

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

Wanted: planted pines for MC)E3ILE O-C)ME- I
pine straw. Call Larue Tippett
at 971-5495 minimum of 20

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

southern illas of

C4adison apartments

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 Alan Levin
at 850-570-0742

House For Rent
Near Blue Springs
One Bedroom; One Bath house;
Large Livingroom; Diningroom
with Screened Porch; Carport. Pri-
vate, with Large Yard, No Inside
Pets. One year lease, $500 per
month, $500 security deposit.
(850) 971-5152 or
(423) 878-5152

16x80 Mobile Home
3 bd; 2 bth; huge closet; garden
tub. In great shape. $25,900 obo

Mobile Home For Sale:
1996 Fleetwood 14x64 S/W Mobile
Home. 2bd/2bth, Great Cond.
Only 10K!! You Move!!
In Greenville FL. Call Carolyn
(850) 339-4289 leave message.

Coordinator Allied Health Lab
(Registered Nurse). Full-time 11
month position. Qualifications:
Must have a BS in Nursing; current
Florida RN License with at least
three (3) years fulltime RN clinical
experience. Experience in nursing
education preferred. This position
also requires serving on College
committees and participation in de-
partment and College activities.
Teaching may be night courses on
NFCC campus and/or at' satellite
Applications to: Director HR,
North Florida Community College,
325 NW Turner Davis Drive, Madi-
son, Florida 32340. Only complete
application packets considered. A
complete packet includes: resume
and application; copy of transcripts
(unofficial okay); copy of FL Nurs-
ing License. Application available
at www.nfcc.edu. Questions call
850-973-1662. Application packet
must be received by 07/08/2006.



$28 Within Madison County

$35 Outside Madison County



The Suwannee River .Water Man-
agement District is accepting appli-
cations for an OPS Clerical posi-
tion. This position is a temporary,
full-time position (40 hours per
week) at a salary of $9.00 per hour
for one year.

Graduation from an accredited high
school, a minimum of one year of
clerical work experience, computer,
and filing skills are required: Ap-
plicants are required to be tested on
typing, spelling and grammar skills
at a One Stop Career Center. A 35
CWPM (five minute) timed typing
score is required. Contract Em-
ployment Connections @
386.364.7952 to schedule testing.

Duties may include, but are not
limited to, the following: Data en-
try and data management activities;
assist with scheduling and organiz-
ing meetings;, prepare program
mail-outs; maintain contracts, de-
velop, status reports and, process
payment applications for SRP pro-
gram; participate in field work as
requested; assist in clerical work as

A completed SRWMD Employ-
ment Application and a copy of
pag~tests9p.s .freo, required .for
consideration. Closing Date: Sep-
tember 8, 2006.
For additional information or to re-
ceive an application, visit our web-
site at MySuwanneeRiver.com or
contract Lisa Cheshire at 386/362-
1001 or

EOE/VetPreference/Drug Free
Workplace ,
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
(386) 758-0531.
RN (Faculty Position) wanted at
North Florida Community College.
Full-time faculty position (10
month contract). Qualifications:
Must have a BSN Degree (Master's
preferred in Nursing or related
field) and at least three (3) years
fulltime clinical RN experience.
Must have active, unrestricted
Florida Nursing License (Georgia
Nursing License a plus). Experi-
ence as a nursing educator and clin-
ical experience in medical-surgical,
intensive care, obstetrical and pedi-
atric nursing preferred. Duties in-
clude classroom; clinical instruc-
tion; student advising/counseling.

Additional duties will require
serving on College committees and
participation in College activities.
Teaching may be weekends; nights;
on campus and/or at satellite loca-

Applications to: Director HR,
NFCC, 325 NW Turner Davis Dri-
ve, Madison, Florida 32340. Only
complete application packets con-
sidered. A complete packet in-
cludes: letter of interest; resume
and application; copy of transcripts
(unofficial okay); copy of Nursing
License. Application online at
www.nfcc.edu. Questions call 850-
973-1662. Application packet must
be received by 09/01/2006. EOE

Mechanic wanted at Qual-
ity Tire. Contact Diane at
(229) 242-2338

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NOTICE IS GIVEN of the intention of the Board of County Commissioners of
Madison County, Florida, to consider the adoption of a proposed county ordinance the title
to which is as follows:
at the meeting of the Board which will be held as follows:

DATE: September 12, 2006.
TIME: 5:30 p,m.
PLACE: The Board of County Commissioners Meeting Room
Room No. 107
Madison County Courthouse Annex
229 S.W. Pinckney Street
Madiuon. Florida 3:341
The proposed ordinance may be considered by the Board at any time during the -
above meeting. The proposed ordinance may be inspected by the public during regular
business hours at the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Madison County, Florida, in
the Madison CountyCourthouse, Madison, Florida. All interested parties may appearatthe
above meeting and be heard with respect to the proposed ordinance.
If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to
participate in such meeting, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain
assistance. Please contact Tim Sanders, Clerk of Court, at Post Office Box 237, Madison,
Florida 32341, telephone:(850) 973-1500, at least 3 working days prior to the meeting date;
if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any
matter considered atsuch meeting he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that,
for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is
made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be
based, ,.J ., ; ;. :,
DATED this28' day of August, 2006.

Tim Sanders, -

Outreach Coordinator
position available at professional
training center in Monticello. Must
have excellent written, herbal, or-
ganizational, computer and people
skills. BA/BS required. Responsi-
ble for development and coordina-
tion of community and business
outreach, public relations, volun-
teer recruitment, event planning,
and fund raising. Must be able to
work independently, exercise good
judgment, and be multitask and de-
tail orientated. Job description and
application online at
www.nfcc.edu. Send application
and resume to NFCC Human Re-
sources, 325 NW Turner Davis Dri-
ve, Madison, FL 32340. Applica-
tion deadline 9/8/06. EOE
Help Wanted: Earn thousands
booking travel. Make money when
other agents book travel. Contact
Tywanna Arnold, 147 SW Owen-
dale Ave. Greenville, FL 32331.

Kountry Kitchen
Now Hiring
Full-Time Servers
(850) 971-0024

Teachers Needed
Full-Time & Part-Time
Eafy Head' arfTc.i hei. %.' CD X
and two years experience teaching
in early childhood setting preferred,
please call Kids Incorporated at
414-9800 ext 110.
Adolescent male residential
program now accepting applica-
tions for the following. Experi-
ence with juvenile, therapeutic
programs and management of
youth preferred. Welding In-
structor three years experience
in field and a high school diploma
or GED is required.
Quality Improvement Coordina-
tor bachelor's degree required;
strong background in program
evaluation, organizational skills,
and systems analysis.
Counselor individual with strong
clinical skills, documentation abili-
ty needed. BA/BS preferred. Pro-
vide group, individual and family
counseling sessions for committed
Therapeutic Assistant Diplo-
ma/GED required. Must manage
adolescent, delinquent population.
Shift work. Counseling back-
ground a plus, integrity a must.
Licensed Practical Nurse Regis-
tered Nurse
Reply to:
Greenville Hills Academy
742 SW Greenville Hills Road
Greenville, Florida 32331
Fax 850/948-1330

Managers &
Assistant Managers
The time is now! The place is Fast
Track Foods. Fast growing conve-
nience store group is now accepting
applications for the Madison and
Greenville area. Must be depend-
able, honest, able to work flexible
hours. We offer competitive salary,
weekly pay, bonus, incentives, fun,
paid holidays and vacations and
much more. Don't miss this oppor-
tunity to join in our growth. Fax,
call or send resume to:
Fast Track Foods
Attn: Ray
3715 NW 97th Blvd, Suite A
Gainesville, FL 32606
Fax (352) 333-1161
Phone (352) 333-3011 Ext 41
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.
$$ AVON $$
Be your own Boss!
Earn 50%
Sell $500, earn $250
Starter Kit is only $10
Call Dorothy 973-3153

Hospitality Care Center, a 68-bed skilled nursing facility in Thomasyille, GA,
is looking for an outstanding individual to fill the following position:7 1

You will be responsible for the planning and directing of operations, and
conducting daily audits of safety, sanitation and quality.
Candidates must have 2 years' exp. or equivalent education and experience.
Must be proficient in MS Office, have strong written and verbal communication
skills and the ability to lead with higli expectations.
We offer aiT an ,ts1,. aI, salary and benefits package.
Interested applicants, please apply in person or contact the facility at:
Hospitality Care Center
930 South Broad Street
Thomasville, GA 31792
TelFax: 22-9..'.2'- 2.' .': -.
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LUBE TECHNICIAN -- This job requires
basic mechanical knowledge plus a set of basic
hand tools. Training supplied, quick advance-
ment to Line Technician. Must have an outgo-
ing personality and great customer skills. Job
pays a healthy salary plus sales bonuses.

experience is a plus. Must have previous Ford
or other brand experience. Great pay plan.

Timberland Ford
is a Drug Free Workplace,
Equal Opportunity Employer.
Please call 850-584-6178 Ext. 102 for
your appointment for interview.


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