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: September 27, 2006
Frequency: weekly
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Madison (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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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Sex Offender Nabbed In Oklahoma On

Madison County Warrant After Tip From Caller

By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
A story, written by re-
porter Janet Schrader, which
ran in the Friday, September
22,' Madison Enterprise-
Recorder led to a tip that
helped nab a sexual offender
who had not registered in al-
most two years.
On Friday's front page,
Ferrer Vittori was listed as a
sexual offender who had not
Sheriff's Inv. Sharon
Shadrick reported, "A per-
son called me Friday after-
noon to report that (Vittori).
could possibly be in the
Palm Beach Gardens area."
After Shadrick checked

rerrer viluon
with the Palm Beach .Gar-r
dens Police Departhment. she
was advised that someone
with the same last name
lived in their area and they
would send an officer to the
Shadrick said that on

Saturday, she received a call
from Palm Beach Gardens,
letting her know that they
had checked the address but
that the Vittoris had moved
to Locust Grove, Ga.
On Sunday, Shadrick
contacted Locust Grove au-
thorities and explained what
she needed.
"They called back to ad-
.vise me that they had made
contact with Ferrer Vittori's
father, who stated his son
lived in Ardmore, Okla-
homa," she said.
Calling Ardmore,
Shadrick explained to the
dispatcher what she needed.
After the dispatcher checked
her computer and verified

the information, on Vittori,
she said she would; send an
officer to Vittori's home.
At 12:30 p.m. on Sun-
day, the Carter County, Ok-
lahoma, Sheriff's Office, ar-
rested Ferrer Vittori. He
will be extradited back to
Florida to face charges of
Sex Offender Failure to
Comply with Registration
Shadrick saiL. "The
Sheriff's Office would like
to thank the person who
called to report this very
important information that
helped put a sex offender'in
custody for failure to do
what Florida law ireqiiies
them to do."

By Jessalyn Covell
Greene Puil ,lihiw. Inc.
Most people do not know
that Vasa Previa kills 95 per-
cent of afflicted babies when
not diagnosed prenatally.
Ninety-five percent of babies
diagnosed prenatally survive -
and are perfectly healthy. ...
Sophie's Walk is taking
place during 48 hours in 50 -
cities around the world. .
On Saturda- September
30, at 7:30 a.m., at the corner
of Range and Marion Streets,
Madison residents will be
gathering together to walk for
a great cause; to help raise
awareness of a devastating
condition called Vasa Previa.
Someone, somewhere around the world will be walking
during this entire 48 hour period to generate awareness and
raise funds for the prevention of infant deaths from Vasa Pre-

Teams and communities
will have the opportunity to
come together for a fun-filled
.event while malin, a tremen-
dous difference in preventing
infant deaths from Vasa Pre-
The walk was started, in
2002 to raise funds for the
Foundation by Victoria Gold-
-, --, ,,., . -. -G oldsteitn-.
Nla..ad:.L ilost her dadughte. So-
phie. Isabelle Macadar in Au-
gust of 2001 to niidiagriosed
Vasa Previa.
"When a child loses his par-
ael Lewis ents, he is called an orphan,
but when parents lose their
child, there is not a word to describe them," said Goldstein-
Macadar "This is why I am now committed to prevent anybody
else from going through what I have gone through."
Please see Sophie's Walk, Page 4A

Wyche Named New Solid Waste Director

By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Jerome Wyche was intro-
duced as the new director of
the Solid Waste Department at
the Wednesday, September 20,
Madison County Commission
Wyche replaces Allen
Cherry, who served as the de-
partment's director, as well as
having acted as County Man-
ager, before being hired as
full-time County Manager.

3 Sections, 28 Pages
Around Madion Co. 5-6A
Church Section C
Classifieds 10A
Community Calendar 5A
Farm 10B
Football Contest 15A
Health Y-9A
Obituaries 5A
School 6-7B
Sports 1-5B
View points -2- 3A


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In.other board action:
George Blevins asked the
commission to sign a letter of
support to the United States
Department of Agriculture in
order.,to obtain funding for the
Sirmans Volunteer Fire De-
partment to construct a new
fire building.
The board approved Com-
missioners Ronnie Moore,
Roy Ellis and Alfred Martin to
sit on the value adjustment

Clerk of the Court Tim
Sanders prc-eined a request
from Chief Judge Julian
Collins for $8,900 for facili-
ties and communications
funding. The request was ap-
proved unanimously.
The hospital requested
that the county allow them t6
sublease space in the old
health department building to
for-profit entities. The board
passed a motion, allowing
Please see Wyche, Page 4A

Jerome Wyche

Harvey Greene, second from left, is preparing for deployment to

Harvey Greene, formerly of Madison, but
presently residing in Largo, Florida, is prepar-
ing for deployment to Iraq with the Florida Na-
tional Guard. Greene serves as a medic for the
202nd RED HORSE Squadron out of Camp.
Blanding Joint Training Center in Starke, FL.
He is currently stationed at Ft. McCoy, WI.,
where he and his team are undergoing exten-

(Photo Submitted)
Iraq next week.

sive Combat Skills Training.
Greene's unit is one of only a handful of
RED HORSE units in the nation. The RED
HORSE (Rapid Engineering Deployable
Heavy Operational Readiness Squadron Engi-
neering) is a specialty unit that often is called
upon to do the extra-ordinary. During his last
Please see Greene, Page 4A


Announces Candidacy For

County Commission,

District 2
Hey Folks, I am Mack
Primm, asking for your vote
on November 7 for the posi-.
tion as your County Com-
missioner, District Two.
I want to be your Com-
missioner Against Wasteful
Government Spending.
When a recent report
came out that the commis-
sion had hired a firm to man-
age the growth in Madison
County, that convinced me I
needed to throw my hat in L
the ring to.see if anyone else s..e
was thinking my way. Mack Primm
The commission in my
opinion is paid pretty good money to make the decisions that af-
fect the citizens of Madison County. Why do we need to keep
spending money on outside advice? I am the only private busi-
nessman running and if elected, the only business owner on the
board. In government, the status quo has always been, you need
money, raise taxes. In Madison, we have been told we need to
increase the tax base, more industry, more people moving in.
This was our ticket to lower taxes. Has it been? I have lost
count of how many new residential lots have been platted and
we got the water plant.
Are taxes lower?
No, because all this growth has run tup land values and tax-
es are figured on land value. I don't know how many young
people have come to me expressing concern over how they will
ever be able to afford a lot to have a home of their own in Madi-
son County.
I'm not saying I have all the right answers to the challenge
faced by the citizens. of Madi ;on County. I am saying I ill do
my best to personal) research and find prosible solutions to our
problems and work with the other board members to find solu-
tions that will do the most good for the largest number of citi-
zens with the least economic impact.
I will never vote to raise the taxes of the citizens of Madi-
son County. There have to be ways to.spend smarter. We have
to provide the high level of service our citizens deserve without
hitting them with unreasonable taxes.
I want to include the citizens in the process of government.
With your support we could get our friends in other districts to
come onboard and expand this idea of Citizens Against Waste-
ful Government Spending.
As soon as the primaries are over, look for me to have town
hall meetings in each of the precincts of District Two. I want
each of you to have an opportunity not only to meet me but lis-
ten to my ideas and be able to ask me questions about your con-
I intend, when elected, to continue with these meetings on a
monthly basis. I will always be available to hear your concerns
and do whatever I can to help you with your situation; your
problems are my problems. You will always get your calls re-
turned and although we may not be able to resolve problems to
your liking, you will have a full explanation as to why things
came out as they did.
In a nutshell, a vote for Mack Primm is a vote to do things
differently, for at least the next four years. With your help we
can change the way our tax dollar is spent in Madison County.
Unfortunately, there is no way I can see each of you, but I do
value each citizen and your vote.
Let's make the running of Madison County a business. A
successful business.
I thank you!
Paid Political Advertisement by Mack Primm Campaign,
Approved by Mack Primm

Woman Wrecks Truck;

Charged With DUI, DWLSR
By Jacob Bembry'1. .
Greene Publishing, Inc.1r.
A Madison woman was
arrested on Friday, September
16, for DUI with property .
damage, leaving the scene of a "
crash with property damage .- "-. .
and knowingly operating a ve- .
hicle while her license was

According to a Florida
Highway Patrol report, Troop- Lacey McLeod Jones
er Brian Speigner was on pa-
trol in Tallahassee when he was dispatched to a motor vehicle
crash in Lee on SE Farm Road.
Upon his arrival, Speigner discovered the part of SE Farm
Road the accident occurred on was a dirt road, which was wide
enough for two vehicles to pass. He noticed visible furrows in
the dirt, which led up to the final resting place of a red Dodge
The truck was resting on its passenger side with the tail-
Please see Wreck, Page 4A

Greenville News

Page 7A

Sophie's Walk To Battle Vasa Previa

Saturday, September 30, at 7:30 a.m., at the corner of Range and Marion Streets, Madison


2A Madison County Carrier www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, September 27, 2006


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

- Response To Letter To The Editor -

This letter is in response to Mr. George Pouliote's comments
concerning the hospital in recent letters to the editor. It is always
enlightening to read opposing views and ideas when these are
based on facts. And to this end, I feel compelled to address some
of the aspects of his comments that need clarification and correct-
ing. It's important that they be corrected because there are some in-
credibly important issues coming up that will impact the health and
the financial well being of our county for decades to come.
I, as a hospital board member, appointed by the governor of
this state, along with six other appointed board members, take very
seriously the responsibilities bestowed upon us with regards to the
Healthcaree and Hospital of Madison County. Each of us comes
I'rom different backgrounds, education, and careers and because of
this we each bring diverse and varied ideas and viewpoints to this
board. Sir, your remark that we are "sneaky, self-serving and arro-
gant people" is more than offensive and leads me to. believe that the
one making such a statement has made no effort to seek the truth
but just listens to gossip and unfounded rumors that only spews ig-
norance. And sir, calling a female "a broad" in the south is offen-
sive, ill mannered and disrespectful to women in general.
For your information, there has never been any money missing
since I have been on the board. Federal Law requires that there is
an annual auditiby third-party auditors. And they have found no
credence to that irresponsible allegation. There have been no secret
meetings in the middle of the night; and an investigation resulted in
the ouster of Mr. Bob Pugh because he was not truthful on his re-
sume, and he claimed professional healthcare credentials that he
did not have, which is now on public record. As to his generating

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surpluses and getting us out of debt, that is just a figment of some-
one's imagination. ,
This board has no private agendas. We receive no monetary
compensation for service and the only expectation that we have is
that the people of Madison County receive the best healthcare pos-
sible. This goal can be furthered through the ? cent sales tax to en-
able us to build a new hospital and provide better healthcare.
I invite any resident of Madison County to come by the hospi-
tal. Mr. David Abercrombie, the administrator, will be happy to
show anyone anything they would like to see, talk about anything
they want to talk about, explain anything that isn't understood. If
you hear street talk that is questionable, please call him or me. The
hospital number is 973-2271. My office number is 97-3000. There
are no secrets here. But there is a grave misunderstanding about
how the sunshine law applies to the hospital board.
There are two hospital boards. The first board is a hospital dis-
trict board. It is a governmental entity that is a unit of County gov-
ernment. This Board is subject to the sunshine law. Public district
issues% are discussed at this meeting. This will include anything to
do with the actual building of a new hospital.
The second board is a corporate board. Though it is not sub-
ject to the sunshine law, you are welcome to attend the open.meet-
ings which meet at 6:00 pm on the third Thursday of each month.
This board discusses operational issues.
Like all corporate boards (that I am aware of) there are closed
as well as open meetings. The closed meetings are used to allow
for free discussion and decision-making on legal issues and em-
ployee issues Which are private in nature. There are no operational
issues discussed in the closed meeting-. And to Mr. Pouliotte, ap-
parently you have been listening to some inaccurate sources foril.
your information. The newspaper and radio are invited and usual-
ly attend the meeting.
Now to the roof. At the time of this writing, not a penny has
been spent on either a $5,000 nor a $10,000 bid. There's a logisti-
cal problem that is being hammered out, therefore, the decision-,
making process is incomplete. These are the facts: There has been
discussion that to replace the roof will mean that the large air con-
.ditioning units on top of the roof must be lifted by. cranes and that
means the air conditioning would be turned off for 'up to se\ en
days. As you know, sick people are in the hospital so % e can't t rn
off our air conditioning system. Thus we are looking into our op-
tions and we are trying to decide how to avoid the cost of the cranes
and the necessity of turning off the AC. .
The hospital received a capital improvement grant from the
State and of that, $57,000 was set aside for roof repair it's still in
thebank. Roof replacement i ill not cost $5.)0(10 or $ 10.o00.. Itwyill
cost much more. One bid was for $47, 141 for a 20 year roof; and
a second bid of $26,879 for a 10 year roof. Neither bid includes the
costs of crane or cranes. But,..we are addressing these issues about
this roof. Do we buy a ten or twenty year roof for a building that
may not last that long? Do we try and cut around the air condi-
tioners so that we can circumvent their interruption? Is this a fea-
sible way of roof repair/replacement? Just as everyone has a.dif-
ferent opinion, we are trying to sort through and decide the most
prudent way to take care of this situation. When it is decided, we
will certainly make the information public.
Now, about the cost of a 25-bed hospital. The current cost of
hospital construction is about $250-$300 per square foot. I am be-
ing told that the size of the hospital we will likely need is about
45,000 square feet of usable space (about 55,000 s.f. total). This
comes to $13,750,000-$16,500,000 total cost. The unknown factor

is this: construction materials costs increases very fast. Over the
last fourteen months it has increased about 40%. If you've heard
the $21,000,000 figure, it probably takes safety margin into ac-
count, due to the rapid increase in material and labor costs. As far
a facility size goes, 45,000 square feet is an ordinary, small com-
munity hospital. The current facility was built in 1954. .The build-
ing regulations were far different than they are today. Every hos-
pital in the nation is required to comply with state building space
requirements. Madison is no different. Keep in mind though, that
two-thirds of the hospital's business is outpatient and has nothing
to do with the number of beds. The number of beds is approved by
the State. As a matter of fact, by becoming a critical access hospi-
tal, the hospital voluntarily agreed to reduce it's licensed bed num-
ber to 25, rather than the 42 beds it was licensed for prior to Janu-
ary 1, 2006. This decision was made because of the added revenue
that Medicare pays to the Critical Access designated hospitals.
The term "Indigent Care Surtax" is the term the State of Flori-
da uses under section 212.055(7) of the Florida Statutes. It is an
encompassing term which provides funding both for indigent care
but also fofr construction costs. We intend to use the funding for
construction costs. But in' reality, a hospital is not just for those
who can pay, or for one segment of society to the exclusion of an-
other. -
The need for a hospital should not encompass an "us or them"
attitude. Yea, there are indigent patients that come to our hospital.
It is a fact of life that there are some people who have no ability to
pay. And we cannot turn them away. But we run what is called a
general acute care hospital. A general acute care hospital takes care
of families. Local families. Families with children and grandpar-
ents and aunts and uncles. A hospital is for all of the sick. Sick-
ness doesn't have a color or pocketbook. It can hit anyone at any-
time. Now you may feel that you have the ability to go outside of
the county for your healthcare and don't, care about anyone else.
But a whole lot of our community doesn't have that option. For
you to falsely charge that all indigents are all drug dealers, druggies
and prostitutes is inflamn-maior and by no means accurate. (And I
don't h.I\e a clutie as to Ih\i you would suggest that we would be
importing indigents from across the state.) But sir, what if your
health is such that Nou don't hate time to go elsewhere? You sud-
denly need help no. this very minute' At that point, I would like
to say that you will be very thankful that you have'the proper
healthcare facility right here in Madison, if Madison is where you
live, take care of your situation.
The half-cent sales tax will raise approximately a half-million
dollars per year based on current expenditures. If you spend $ 10.00
:in this county, it will cost you 5 cents extra in taxes. $40.00 w ill
cost 20 cents. Do your math. If you buy a car, or another large
item, the tax will only be on the first $5,000., Thus. an extra $25.
It is a small amount to pay so that everyone has access to health-
care. This money will be used to service the debt on a loan or the
interest on bonds each year and will last the length of the debt
which we expect to be around 30 years.
Mr. Pouliotte, I respectfully suggest that you come by the hos-
pital, pick up one of our packets of information and talk with our
administrator. It would probably benefit you if you changed your
sources of information. We are always interested in telling the truth
about our hospital and we are always open to constructive sugges-
tions,from our citizens.
Faye S. Todd, Chairman
Madison County Hospital Board

September 25th

Your Family

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Dear Editor,
If we ever expect to get adequate hospital facilities in Madi-
son County we must vote NO on the Hospital tax. That's cor-
rect, vote NO. By voting NO this could set the wheels in mo-
tion for a Hospital firm to come in by the "Certificate of Need"
and build a first class hospital run by responsible business &

This letter should be titled "To catch a thief," however, the
,purpose is to possibly identify some LOW LIFE that travels un-
der the cover of darkness, on other peoples property, doing un-
lawful and lewd acts of violence. Perhaps one of the readers
will be able to recognize this scum bag, by description, and will
speak up as a law abiding citizen, to expose this worthless piece
of humanity and maybe help to rehabilitate them back to a civ-
ilized society.
Sept. 14, at 9:36 pm, this dirt bag drove slowly by my prop-
erty, in his full size truck that was lit up with running lights on
top of the cab and loud music muffled so that it would only be
annoying to the driver, drove onto private property, knocked
down a sign that was located on the boundary line of Lot #34
Spring Hammock and the
T- -- 1 4- - A- ^- n -.

boundry line o01 mthe aoubtist
The sign was a warning
sign about 2x3 feet with PRI-
VATE in black letters and
property owners only, etc. in
red letters. This sign was
erected several months ago af-
ter a lot of reckless ATV riders
tried to make this area their
sanctuary by tearing up both
the public AND private road
with their OFF ROAD vehi-
cles, also, a lot of snoopinp,
stealing and some break ins
Also picked up a blurred
outline of the truck at 9:38 on
the lot 33 surveillance camera,
between the two I may be able

medical professionals. This tax won't even pay half the interest
on the loan plus the hospital is already so far in debt its being
questioned on how to make Account payables. For the sake of
Madison County, please vote NO.

J.T. Williams

to come up with a likeness on past videos, that is, if the thief has
drove the truck during daylight.
The thief may get caught trying to dispose of the sign, that
is why I am offering a bounty OR reward for anyone that con-
tacts me with information that is useful. Any contact will be
strictly confidential
SOOOOOOO, if anyone there could use extra cash in their
pockets for XMAS, then lets get this WEIRD-oo out of action
for a while.

SLooking forward to a better year in 2007
J. Erwin Hagan
Blue Springs_LEE, FLORIDA 32059

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Wednesday, September 27, 2006 www.greenepublishing.com Madison County Carrier 3A


The Tale Of Gator 3

squadron had just transferred
from flying combat at
DaNang to Korat Air Base in
Thailand. On this day, I was
assigned to fly in the rear
cockpit of the third aircraft in

Lee Limelight
Jacob Bembry


I understand that Crystal Farnell is 'doing well, following
her kidney transplant last Wednesday. Praise God for that!
Sherry Carter underwent surgery in Georgia on Monday, i
September 25. Pray for her speedy recovery.
My family and I had a nice surprise last Tuesday when my
niece, Morgan Leutner, stopped by with her son, Braxton, and
her daughter, Isabella. They are beautiful children. Braxton was
showing off a mouthful of beautiful white teeth.
Lee Worship Center will host an open microphone gospel
sing on Friday, October 6. Funds raised from the love offering
at the sing, as well as at a silent auction will go to benefit Tere-
sa Suggs, a singer with the Willing Vessels. Suggs is currently
undergoing treatment for cancer.
Midway Church of God will host its homecoming on Sun-
day, October 8. Rev. Charles Lasseter will be the guest speaker
for the morning worship, service and the McCormick Family
will provide special gospel music that day.
Happy birthday wishes are extended to Jessica Phillips,
who celebrates'her birthday on Thursday, September 28. Her
parents, Jimmy and Samantha Phillips, celebrate their anniver-'
sary the same day.
Happy birthday wishes also go out to David Woods, who
celebrates his birthday on Tuesday, October 3.'
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

Madison Was Pretty

Ghostly Friday Night
Did the entire town vacate Friday night? Not a tornado or a
hurricane, but the Cowboys playing out of town that's what
had everyone on the move. Oh, well, we had good weather for
the trek to see them play. We're sorry the score didn't turn out
, with MCHS on top..
Hanson United Methodist Church had a terrific Homecom-
ing Day Sunday, with a solid sermon by pastor Wayne Albert-
son, good music, and delicious food. We're glad they had a
good day.
If you haven't been to the public library recently, grab a
couple of kids and hike yourself over there. They've got a great
treasure hunt going on, plus all kinds of other stuff. You'll love
The friends of Clara Barrett will be sad to learn that she is
no longer a resident of Lake Park of Madison. She is now in
Portal, Ga., living with her son Mira Barrett. We hope she en-
joys her new situation.
We wish a happy birthday to these friends this week. Daniel
Hughey and Aralieus West, September 28; Michelle Joseph,
who'll be 20 on Sept. 29; Ben Adleburg, Sept. 30; Tessie Irvine,
Clare Williams, and Trey Barrs (can you believe he'll be 21?),
October 1; Jasmine Evans, Oct. 2; Raye Wooley, Paul Kinsley,
Mildred Crafton, and Chad Kinsey, Oct. 3; and our calm co-
worker Gail Dickey, Oct. 4. May you be richly blessed on your
special day.
We send greetings to a very special couple, Paul and Irene
Rowell, who will celebrate their wedding anniversary on Sep-
tember 29. We pray God's continued blessings on your union.
Picket Fence Pride: the home at Whispering Pines on Pick-
le Lane that is sporting the Yard of the Month sign. You'll love
the colorful flowers in that yard.
Let's pray for all our friends in hospitals in the area.
This is FCAT re-take week at the high school. Keep those
students in your prayers, please.
Send Gatepost a note or message about birthdays, new ba-
bies, or weekend guests in your home. Contact info:
javvag@hotmail.conm. (850) 973-4141 or 973-3820, or the
Greene Publishing, Inc. Building.
Meet you at the gatepost next week.

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This is a war story from
my service in Vietnam. Al-
though the incident happened
34 years ago, the details are
still fresh in my mind. It was
June 1972. My fighter

Gator Flight piloted by my
flight commander, Captain
Charlie Cox. Our Linebacker
target for the day was signifi-
cant the Thai Nguyen steel
factory located about 30 miles
north of Hanoi.
Gator Flight's responsi-
bility was to bomb the rail
marshal yards adjacent to the
factory. Each of our four F-
4D Phantoms were armed
with twelve 500-pound bombs
carried on MERs (multiple
ejector racks) located on the
outboard stations.
Our Phantoms were
grossed out at the maximum
takeoff weight of 58,000.
That meant that our takeoff
roll would be longer than usu-
al and because, our center of
gravity was shifted forward by
the bombs on stations 1 and 9,
our nose wheel liftoff speed
and takeoff speed would be.
nearly\ ideniicial and quite fast.
Everything was fairly un-
eventful through preflight, en-
gine start and taxi. When tow-
er gave us our clearance, we
wheeled four aircraft on the
runway, checked engines, and
released brakes.. With combat
loads, we took 20 second
spacing, between aircraft so 40
seconds after our leader re-
leased brakes, Gator 3 began
to rumble down Korat's
10,000 foot runway. Even
with 34,000 pounds of thrust
from our two J-79 engines, it
took a v. I he for our speed to
As advertised at' 185
knots, the nose wheel lifted
off the runway. A.few seconds
later the aircraft began to fly
and the main landing gear
struts extended. What hap-
pened nct\i ij not as ad\er-
tised stray voltage was sent
to the jettison circuits on sta-
tions 1 and 9 and both loaded
MERs departed the aircraft.
Fighter aircraft have jetti-
son circuits to release external

stores in case of an emer-
gency; however these circuits
are disabled when the aircraft
is on the ground. A squat
switch runs through the main
landing gear; when the struts
extend the jettison circuit is
In the cockpit, we had no
idea what was happening be-
hind and underneath the air-
craft because the underside of
the wing is not visible. But
since we had just jettisoned
about 15 percent of our gross
weight, the aircraft accelerat-
ed like a banshee!
'There were a lot of puffy
cumulous clouds that day, and
when we joined formation on
our leader's left wing, no one
gave us a look as they navigat-
ed around the clouds. A
minute or so. later, we heard
from the fourth aircraft as, he
joined the fliglu: "Gator 3, this
is 4; you lost all your bombs
on takeoff.",
Well, to say that came as a
shock would be an understate-
ment. Our ,leader was
squadron commander Lyle
"Sky King" Beckers and he
imniediatel snapped his head
in our direction tiand confirmed
that we were missing both
MERs and their bombs.
About a minute later
when Cox and I had sorted out'
all that we knew and our pulse
was, under control, we called
back to lead, "Boss, there's
not much point in .us going'
with you." Now that was an
understatement there's little
to be gained by taking a
bomber to the target if he can't
do anything more than sight-
We got a chuckle out of
ithat klgicand Beckers cleared
us to leave the formation. I di-
aled-in the frequency for Fort
Apache (Korat's command
post) and we heard quite a
commotion in the back-
ground. At this point, the inci-

front of his aircraft. He swore
that when he took off with his
right wheel in the dirt, but we
later determined that his tire,
although off the runway, was'
still on asphalt.
Initially, maintenance
could not duplicate the stray
voltage problem which ener-
gized the outboard jettison cir-
cuits, and the wing comman-
der ordered the jet sent back to
our home base in Korea.
About two months after our
little incident, the same air-
craft jettisoned two 370-gal-
lon wing fuel tanks from sta-
tions 1 and 9. Because stray
voltage is here one moment
and gone the next. it is very
difficult to trace.
In retrospect, dur saving
grace was that the two bomb
racks released 'simultaneously.
Had they come off asymmetri-
cally, we would not have been
able to stop the roll into the
heavy wing at barely 200
knots and .'. well I wouldn't
be writing this column right
So endii the saga of Gator
3 and the day I bombed my
'own airfield.

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was only about 5 minutes old.
When the noise died
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quested permission to RTB -
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controller called back, "Nega-
tive, negative Gator 3, We've
been bombed. The runway is
closed. Divert to another
We patiently explained
that %\e hadd more than an hour
of fuel remaining, that our air-
craft would be impounded
upon landing. and it would be
a much better plan to land the
jet at our home base rather
than another airfield. After
some con-sultation, Korlat
agreed and about an hour later.
they announced that the run-
way wvas reopened We re-
ceived clearance to land and
did so uneventfully.
Of our 12 bombs, three
exploded in a low-order deto-
nation which damaged a cou-
ple of aircraft on the field but
fortunately, no one was hurt.
Poor old Gator 4 had been
lumbering down the runway at
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deployment to Operation Iraqi Freedom Greene's unit., and their sister-unit, the 203rd RED
HORSE out of Virginia, took part in building the largest military .airstrip ever built on foreign soil.
During his deployment Greene will be working in forward field hospitals in Iraq, as well as
serving for a medic for convoy teams. Greene asks that everyone keep all of our fighting forces
in their hearts and prayers.
Greene currently resides in Largo with his wife Janice while he attends the Physician Assis-
tant program at Barry University, St. Pete Campus. He has six children: Thomas, of Tallahassee,
Noland, of Bainbridge, GA, and Kelli, Hunter, Joshua, and Jade Greene, of Largo.

Sophie's Walk

Sophie's Walk has been adopt-
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Previa Foundation (IVPF) as
the single most important
fundraiser of the year and
takes place the first weekend
of October every year all
around the world. Funds
raised through Sophie's Walk
are helping bring the IVPF a
step closer to eliminating in-
fant death from Vasa Previa.
To dat&, the IVPF had been
solely funded by private dona-
tions and funds raised by So-
phie's Walk.
Raising awareness of a






Madison Woman
Arrested For
Battery On A
Pregnant Woman
A Madison woman was ar-
rested for aggravated battery
on a pregnant woman on Sat-
urday, September 23.
According to a Madison
Police Department report, Au-
drey Pearl Beasley, 29, ap-
proached the victim and at-
tacked her.
The victim received sever-
al contusions and scratches
from the attack. When Patrol-
man Reggie Alexander gath-
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apparent that the victim was
The victim was transport-
ed to MCMH where she was
treated and released.
Beasley was arrested and
transported to the Madison
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the standard of care and rarely
covered by the media, is hard-
er than one thinks. Through
events such as Sophie's Walk,

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rational individuals,hopes that
someday soon diagnosing
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comes a standard practice re-
sulting in an end to. this avoid-
able tragedy.

Make Good Use of
Retirement Plan Distributions
Provided by Brad Bashaw, Edward Jones
Are you getting close to retirement? If so, you know
that one of your biggest challenges will be to manage
your cash flow in a way that allows you to enjoy the
lifestyle you've envisioned. And one key part of that cash
flow can be the distributions from your IRA and your
401(k) or other employer-sponsored retirement plan.
That's why it's essential that you take these distributions
at the tight time and-in the right amounts. ~ .. -
Required Minimum Distributions
The rules governing withdrawals from traditional
IRAs and 401(k) plans fall under the Internal Revenue
Service's "required minimum distributions" (RMD)
guidelines. (You aren't required to take these distribu-
tions from a Roth IRA.) Here are some of the key RMD
points to keep in mind:
*Take distributions by age 70 1/2. You should
begin taking RMDs in the year in which you turn 70 1/2.
If you don't take your first RMD during that year, you
must take it no later than April 1 of the following year. If
you do put it off until April 1, you must take two distri-
butions in one year. .If you don't take your RMDs on
time, you may have to pay the IRS a 50 percent penalty
tax on the taxable portion of your uncollected distribu-
tion so make sure you know your dates.
*You can take more than the minimum. You can
withdraw more than the RMD, but, as the word
"required" suggests, you can't withdraw less.
*You may be able to delay RMDs if you're still
working. If your employer's retirement plan permits it,
you may not have to take RMDs from the plan if you are
still working and you are 70 1/2 or older. However, this
exception won't apply if you own five percent or more of
your company.
To determine your RMD, you'll need to use either the
Uniform Lifetime Table, which is based on your life
expectancy, or the Joint Life Table, if you have a spouse
who is the sole beneficiary and who is more than ten
years younger. Your tax advisor can help you make this
Other Factors to Consider
How will you know the level of retirement plan dis-
tributions you should take? First, of course, you'll need to
know, with a fair degree of certainty, how much money
you'll need each month. Then, consider these factors:

*Social Security The more Social Security you
receive, the lower the distributions you may have to take
from your retirement plans. Conversely, the less you col-
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from your plans.
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plan distributions will also depend on how much income
you have coming in from your investments held outside
your 401(k) and IRA. You will want to review your port-
folio to make sure it provides you with both growth and
income opportunities during your retirement years.
Your financial and tax -professionals can help you
determine the appropriate choices when it's time to start
taking distributions from your retirement plans. By mak-
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Covenant Bible College & Seminary

Lamar James Purvis

Franklin Stokes Simmons

Lamar Franklin Stokes,
age 81, died on Thursday, Sep-
tember 21, 2006 in Gainesville,
Florida. Funeral services will-
be Tuesday, September 26,
2006 at 11:00 AM at Midway
Baptist Church, in Lee. Burial
will follow in Midway Ceme-
tefy, Madison. The family will
receive friends at Beggs Chapel
on Monday, September 25,
2006 from 6 until 8 PM.
Mr. Stokes was born in
Lee, on March 19, 1925. He
was the son of the late Henry
Lamar Stokes and Ada Pearl
McDaniel Stokes. He lived all
his life in Lee. He was a car-
penter and belonged to the
Union. He traveled all over
the state, working on building
projects. He was a faithful
member. and Deacon at the
Midway Baptist Church, in
Lee. Brother Stokes became a
member of Midway Baptist
Church on April 11, 1957. He
was ordained as a deacon on
June 3, 1990, and has been a
faithful servant, working on
committees, teaching and di-
recting Sunday School, leading
the Brotherhood, working with
the RAs, serving as assistant
Sunday School director, and di-
recting Discipleship Training..
He is survived by one son,
Jack Stokes of Lee; two
daughters, Sharon Flanary of
Winter Haven; and Peggy
Erdlitz of Enterprise, Alabama;
one sister, Ruby Lane of Mc-
Clenny. He was blessed with
nine grandchildren and eight
great grandchildren.


Herbert Spaulding, age
88 died Thursday September
21, 2006 in Dowling Park. Fu-
neral services .were held Sun-
day, September 24, 2006 at
2:00 PM at Beggs Funeral
Home Madison Chapel, with
burial to follow in Corinth
Cemetery, Lee. The family re-
ceived friends Saturday, Sep-
tember 23 from 6-8 PM at the
Funeral Home.
He was born inTempleton,
Mass., and moved to Lee in
1980 from Jacksonville. He
was a member of Lee First
Baptist Church. He served in
the US Air Force during World
War II., and worked as a Horti-
culturist for Prudential Insur-
ance Company before retiring.
He is survived by two sons;
Benjamin Spaulding of Lebo-
nan, OH., and Joel H. Spauld-
ing Jr. of Niceville, one step-
son; Jimmy Kent of Lee, two
step-daughters; Clifton Martin
of Arcadia, and Kay Rentz of
Deland, 17 grandchildren and
nine great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death
by his wife, Mary Kent Spauld-

James Purvis Simmons,
age 79, died Friday, September
15, 2006 in Perry. Funeral ser-.
vices were held Sunday, Sep-
tember 17, 2006 at 3 p.m. at.
the Reapers of the Harvest
Church and burial was in Ever-
green Cemetery, both in.
Greenville. The family re-
ceived friends at Beggs Funer-
al Chapel on Saturday, Sep-
tember 16 from 6 until 9 p.m.
Mr. Simmons was born in
Taylor County on December
.13, 1926, the son of the late
John H. Simmons and Velma
Williams Simmons. He had
lived in Greenville since 1948.
He was the owner/operator of
Simmons Auto and Farm, Sup-
ply in Greenville. He and his
family were dedicated to good
Southern Gospel music and
sang as the Sunnyland Singers.
He had been sick for the last
14 years and his physical abil-
ities were limited but he never
lost his faith in the God he so
faithfully served.
He is survived by his lov-
ing wife of 57 years; Corine
. Cone Simmons, of Greenm ille:
one son, Larry Simmons and
wife Rosie, of Marianna and
two sisters, Meriie Tuten and
Robbie Andrews of
Greenville. He was blessed
with five grandchildren, Met-
cy Brown, Tasha Simmons,
Jerry Fitzgerald, Lynette Sim-
mons, and Marie Simmons as
well as nine great-grandchil-
He was .predeceased by. a
daughter, Shirley Simmons

The family of Willie
Claire Copeland is deeply
grateful for all the acts of
kindness shown to "Mama
Cope"' in her lifetime and
especially during her ill-
ness and passing. We ap-
preciate your visits, floral
arrangements, messages of
sympathy, prayers, food
and contributions to her fa-
vorite charities. We would
like to express our thanks
to her caretakers and to Big
Bend Hospice for provid-
ing care and comfort to her
and our family in our time
of need. May God bless

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On September 15, 1912, a
baby girl was born to the late
James (Jim) Byrd and the late
Rosetta Pinesett Byrd. They
named her Louvenia Byrd.
She was born and raised in
Madison. She attended Madi-
son County School. She was
converted at an early age and
joined Evergreen Missionary
Baptist Church, Madison.
Louvenia Byrd married the
late Bennie Young, Sr. in 1927.
One son was born to this
union, Bennie Young, Jr. He
preceded her in death. Later
she married. George (Little
Boy) Davis in 1936. To this
union no children were born.
He preceded her in death also.
She worked on the Hard-
ee's farm in, Madison. ,Louve-
nia moved to Jacksonville in
1936. She joined Zion Hope
M.B. Church in Jacksonville,
Rev. Shelion P. Donald, Pastor.
On September 19, 2006 at
6:55 PM sunset came for Mrs.
Louvenia Davis at St. Vin-
cent's Hospital in Jacksonville,
Florida. Those left behind to.
cherish her memories are: two
nieces; Careatha Williams and
husband Andrew and Mary E.
Williams of Madison, one
nephew; Robert Smith and
wife Beatrice of Melrose, two
brothers-in-law; James Davis
and Theodore Davis, two Sis-
ters-in-Law; Eula L. Davis of
Madison and Nellie Scott of
Jacksonville, care givers; An-
drew and Careatha Williams as
well as Raleigh, and La'khiry
De.niii of Madison, a special
and devoted care giver, Elbert
"Tee" Thompkins and family
of Jacksonville, devoted
friends; Leroy and Alberta
Johnson, Odessa Love, Willie
Thea McEan, Patricia Hicks,
Carrie Bell Fields, Dorothy
Aszant, Cubia Austin, Curtis
Thompkins, Korney Laundry
Service, her Mail Man and
Drew Nella Davis, all of Jack-
sonville and a host of nieces,
nephews, cousins and sorrow-
ing friends.
Funeral Services Were
held on Saturday, September
23,2006 at 11:00 a.m. at Beggs
Funeral Home in Madison.
Burial followed in Oak
Ridge Cemetery, Madison.

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Due to numerous requests for Tuesday
night classes. Covenant Bible College and
Seminary will begin having classes on
Tuesday evenings instead of Thursda\. The
first Tuesday class will be held October 3.
2006 at 6:30 p.m. at New Life Christian
Church. The October course is entitled
"Biblical Finance."' Any.one wishing to

September 29
The Tallahassee Little
Theatre and Ability 1st pre-
sent "Weights, One Blind
Man's Journey" Sept. 29 at 8
p.m. the tickets are $15, Sept.
30 tickets are $50 and include
a VIP Reception and silent
auction at 6:30 followed by
the performance at 8 p.m.
For ticket ,information call
Ability 1st at 575-9621.
September 30
The Junior Auxiliary of
Madison County, Florida will
hold a Family Safety Fair on
Saturday. September 30th
from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the
Woman's Club. Plan to come
learn how you can help keep,
your' children safe from
harm's way. For more infor-
mNation contact Tonja Davis
at 973-4566 or Kim Washing-
ton at 973-2215
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. on Sept.
30, Oct. 7, and Oct. 14. All
citizens of Madison County

take classes may register at any time. New
students are enrolling each week. Orienta-
tion for the new October students will be
held Sunday. October 1. from 3:00 p.m.
until 4:00 p.m. at New Life Christian
Church. For more information or an appli-
cation. please contact Connie Peterson at
S50i 973-3950.

that have diabetes or are in-
terested in preventing dia-
betes are welcome to attend.
October 6
Our 1st Friday night sing
will be a benefit sing for
Teresa Suggs, who has can-
cer. She is part of the Willing
Vessels who came down and
put siding on our church. We
will .have a silent auction,
and .we are accepting items
for the silent auction, cakes
forfthe cake walk and mone-
tary donations. Checks can
be made to the Lee Worship
Center. Please call Brenda
McCormick for, information
971-4135 or 673-9490. The
concert will start at 6:30 p.m.
We will also have. supper.
Please bring a covered dish
of veggies, salads or dessert,
as the meat will be provided.
October 7
Attention members of the
Class of 1986. The reunion is
scheduled for October 7th to
coincide with MCHS's
Homecoming weekend.
There will be a picnic for
class members and their fam-
ilies Saturday from 12 noon
to 2 p.m. at the Gazebo in the

City Park. There will also be
a dance beginning at 7 p.m. at
Divine Events on the Valdos-
,ta Highway. The cost for the
reunion is $40 per couple or
$25 per individual. If you are
interested in attending, please
contact Kathryn Bibb Cantey
at 973-3446 or
'kcantey @ earthlink. net,
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8. Nightly services will be at
7:30 p.m., Sunday services
will remain at the same time.
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The Singing Reflectsons
will be performing at Mid-
way Church of God at 7 p.m.

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By Sally Q. Smith,
Office for Retirement Services,
Advent Christian Village


.Advent Christian, Village
is pleased to announce the
commencement of the 19th
annual Live! At Dowling Park
Artist Series on Friday, Sep-
tember 22, in Phillips Dining
Room .with an enlightening
program at 7:00 p.m. by Chief
Bobby Johns Bearheart, leader
of the Perdido Bay Tribe of the
Lower Muscogee Creek Indi-
ans. The program will be pre-
ceded by a light, simple, and
tasty Muscogee cuisine sam-
pler from 4:30 to .6:30 p.m.,
that will highlight some of the
foods most commonly associ-
ated with historical Indians of
this area such as corn, beans,
squash, grains, game, and fish
- compliments of Phillips

Dining Services in coopera-
tion with the Perdido Bay
Tribe Project.
Micco (Muscogee Indian
word for "Chief") Bearheart
grew up in'rural Georgia in the
1930s and 40s with Creek In-
dian parents and Tribal Elders
who instilled the Indian ways
into him during his youth. The
Tribal Elders were the princi-
pal influences in his life and
taught him the traditional
ways of the Creek culture and
essentials of living in the non-
Indian world. Through them,
,he developed a true under-
standing of, and appreciation
for, this culture.
While living in rural Geor-
gia, Chief Bearheart estab-
lished a career as an artisan,
"first with the traditional arts
and crafts that were once nec-
essary for survival," he ex-
plains, "and then on to the de-
sign of more sophisticated art
forms." His designs are based
on his memories and interpre-
tation of the Indian way and,
can. be seen online via the
Bearheart Gallery, www.perdi-
Chief Bearheart has been a
Featured Artist at the Florida
Folk Festival and was a.Mas-
ter Artist in the festival in
1.989 and 1990. Also in 1989
and 1990, he was awarded the
individual Artist Fellowship
b\ the Florida Department of
Cultural Affairs. In 1991, he
was an Artist in Residence at,
the Escambia County Schools
in Pensacola. In 1993, Chief"
Bearheart was presented with
the Florida Folk Heritage


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the Perdido Bay Tribe is not a
Federal tribe and, thus, does
not qualify for Federal assis-
tance. Nonetheless, Chief
Bearheart maintains that his
,tribe is comprised of "a re-
sourceful and talented people,
proud of our heritage and ea-
ger to preserve and promote
our extraordinary culture."
One mission of the tribe is "to
honor our shared heritage by
learning and teaching others
about Southeastern Creek his-
tory and Creek life ways I
through art and education."
Today, Chief Bearheart enjoys \
teaching children the ways of
the Indian. Before he leaves
them, his final words are, "We "
must never stop dancing. Keep ,
the old ways alive with a
strong voice."
Ticket prices are as fol-
lows: ACV Members: $10,
Adults: $15, Students (ages
13-18): $5, and Children (ages
5-12): $5. Tickets are avail-
able at the ACV Cashier's Of-
fice, as well as in Live Oak at
The Music Center and. the
Suwannee Count) Chamber of.
Commerce. Tickets may also
be purchased at the door on
the evening of the concert.
(Prograni-only tickets are
available at the Cashier's Of-
fice,.Members: $5, Adults: $8,
Students/Children: free.)
Live! At Dowling Park is
pleased to welcome guests
participating in the Reciproci-
ty Program: North Florida
Community College (NFCC)'
and Community Concerts of
Lake City, Inc. All events,
with the exceptions of events
with cuisine samplers and the
Dinner Theatre/Show, are cov-
ered b\ AC\ tickets. NTCC
requests that all reciprocating
parties please call in advance
to reserve their seats.
For additional informa-
tion about this performance,
please call the Retirement Ser-
vices. Office at (386) 658-
5400, or e-mail dgrillo@acvil-
lage.net. Additional info about
this program and other Live!
At Dowling Park events can
be found online at artist-
Live! At Dowling Park is
sponsored in part by the State
of Florida, Department of
State, Division of Cultural Af-
fairs, the Florida Arts Council,
and the National Endowment
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nounce the marriage of their
son, Christopher Bell to Au-
tumn Morgan of Atlanta, Geor-.
gia. The ceremony took place
Saturday, September 16th at the
Villas by the Sea Ocean Resort,
Jekyll Island, Georgia.,
Larry. Bell served as his
son's best.man. The wedding
party included Chris Howard,
Valdosta, Georgia and Gran
Sunirall. Augusta. Georgia. as
Groonsnmen: Michelle Lee,
Eielsen AFB, Alaska, Maid of
Honor; -Dina Morey, Macon,
Georgia. and Jerusha Haasenrit-
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Bridesmaids. A formal dinner '-
reception followed at the Jekyll h1
Island Con\ mention Center.
The groom's parents. Larr) i .c&,
and Betty Bell, 'hosted a "Lo\\
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rehearsal party. The groom's -
Uncle and Aunt, Mike and
Sharori Cuppett prepared the
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Greene Publishing, Inc.
On Saturday, October 21
at the Suwannee County
Coliseum, the Suwannee
Valley Humane Society will
be presenting their 21st an-
nual pet show.
Registration will begin
at 10 a.m. and the contest
will start at 11 a.m.
Participants can register
their dogs and cats in the
contest. Participants will
win ribbons and be eligible
for the "Best in Show" tro-
Participants can select
from 31 different contests to
compete their pets in for
only a $1 each.
If you don't have a pet
to bring, come and enjoy the
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By Jessalyn Covell
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Doug Crews is the newly appointed administrator for Pifie
S.. Lake Nursing Home in
4 S ,Greenville.
He currently resides in Per-
ry and is willing to make the
trip over to Greenville each
"\ *day of the work week.
St. aHe has a Bachelor's of Sci-
qIlg. -ence degree in Health Manage-
ment and is currently working
.- ,on his Master's degee in
4 X( ,: Healthcare Administration.
Z Before accepting this posi-
. '" tion, he worked at the Jeffer-
son Nursing Center. He has
worked in the health field for
Doug Crews has the two years.
education and knowledge As administrator,he serves
that makes working in the as the head of the nursing
health beneficial for resi- home, takes care of residents
dents. and provides quality care.
"A great nursing facility has a charismatic staff. I believe this
staff is knowledgeable and will work together as a great team.
One person can't do it all, that's why we're a team," Crews stat-
H .decided to choose a career in tlihe health field to make a
difference in quality residential care.
His family includes his wife, Carla and his daughter, Melis-
In his spare time, he enjoys playing the guitar and attending
Friendship Baptist Church (FBC) in Perry.

Greenville To Host 21s

Annual Countr' Christmas
By Jessalyn Covell
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Greenville's 21st annual Country Chrinstnuas will take place
on December 8-9.
The Greenville Woman's Club will be sponsoring this year's
Country Christmas.
This year's theme will be "Country Christmas Through a
Child's Eyes."
For Friday and Saturday there will be a children's art show
sponsored by the Greenville Woman's Club. The location is not
yet determined.
On Friday, Country Christmas will kick off with a bake-off
contest which will be judged at 5 p.m., at 6:30 there will be a
live nativity scene at Haffye Hayes Park and the program will
follow with local choirs, community caroling, candlelight re-
membrance walk and refreshments.'
On Saturday, there will be arts and crafts provided all day in
Haffye Hayes Park. At 10 a.m., participants are to submit deco-
rated gingerbread entries under the Haffye Hayes Park gazebo.
Also, at 10 a.m., there will be the opening ceremony, opening
prayer and the National Anthem. At 11 a.m., the parade begins
at Leggett Avenue and ends at US Highway 90 East.
At 12 noon, there will be the introduction of the 2006 Grand
Marshal and Citizen of the Year, and announcement of the 2006
bake-off contest winners at the Haffye Hayes Park gazebo.
At 1 p.m. there will be a yummy cake auction and the an-
nouncement of the 2006 gingerbread decorating winners in Haf-
fey Hayes Park. At 1:30 p.m., there will be entertainment at the
park and at 6 p.m., there will be a Greenville High School re-
union for all classes held at the Greenville Baptist Church.

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Senior Citizen Center; Renita Washington, Site Manager for Greenville Senior Citizen Center; Cynthia Seaborn and
Reginald Green, Area Agency on Aging, agents of Tallahassee thoroughly enjoyed a healthy cooked meal and a
short discussion on different, yet healthy ways to enjoy meals. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jessalyn Cov-

ell, September 21, 2006)
By Jessalyn Covell
Greene Publishing, Inc.
On Thursday, September
21, the Greenville Senior Cit-
izens Center welcomed the
Area Agency of Aging for
North Florida out of Talla-

hassee to their center for a
luncheon and brief meeting.
The Area Agency on Ag-
ing for North Florida is one
.of the eleven Area Agencies
on Aging in Florida. They are
a private non-profit corpora-

tion who administers federal
and state programs for se-
niors and their caregivers.
The agents who came
from Area Agency on Aging
were Reginald Green and
Cynthia Seaborn.
They provided a healthy
eating demonstration with
lunch that included oven
baked instead of fried catfish.
Green and Seaborn put
bread crumbs over the catfish
and put it in,the oven. It took
a total of only 15 minutes to
cook this meal that involved
no deep frying at all.
Seaborn stated, "We are,
here to show seniors that
they don't have to take the
taste out of food and it can
still be very healthy and
very good. Healthy eating
helps fight the diseases that
we face whether it be can-

cer, hypertension and
Both agents provided
recipes from the Soul Food
for Diabetics cookbook.
Seaborn noted, "Every-
one should refer to this cook
book whether they're Dia-
betic or not. It provides
great recipes for people to
use to maintain a healthy
way of eating."
There were approxi-
mately 20 people who at-
tended the event making it
an outstanding show of se-
niors and guests.
Area Agency on Aging
will.be back at the Senior
Citizens of Greenville Cen-
ter at I a.m. on October 12
to provide another healthy
luncheon and demonstration
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A Natural Approach...

By Candi Parker

l'ater...how m' ch is enough? Part two...

Let's set the record straight water is im-
portant! Water helps rid the body of toxic
wastes. When the body doesn't get enough wa-
ter it takes it from internal sources. Every
minute the blood takes water from the colon to
form the stool and to hydrate the blood, which'
in turn helps to hydrate the organ systems. Ad-
equate water helps to flush your body of toxic
waste and clear the colon. You should be hav-
ing at least two bowel movements a day. And
the kidneys can't function properly without
enough water. When they don't process cor-
rectly, some of their load is dumped onto the
liver and if the liver has to help the kidneys
then it cannot do its job properly. One of the
liver's jobs is to metabolize fat into usable en-
ergy... so an increase in water will help the
body to metabolize fats. That means you'll lose
those stored pounds! If your water intake is in-
sufficient then your body metabolizes less fat
and it remains in the body.
Many people live in a state of chronic de-
hydration and wonder why they have illnesses.
If you don't drink enough water then your or-
gans and glands will not function properly.
Your body is approximately 75% water so the
water you drink becomes you! Your brain is
85% water. Water helps your memory! There
is an electrical connection between the left side
of the brain and the right side. When you are
dehydrated that connection doesn't happen and
your left-brain and right-brain begin to work
independently of each other causing you to be
unable to focus, to concentrate, and to remem-

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The discs in your spine are mostly water.
For a flexible spine drink water! Many back-
aches and headaches can be relieved just, by
drinking water! Water is the very essence of
life. The difference at the cellular level is a hy-
drated cell is like a plump grape and a dehy-
drated cell is like a raisin. Every cell has an
electrical charge, like a mini battery. Dehy-
drated cells become uncharged. Water is need-
ed for cellular communication. The cells send
sigfials to each other for proper bodily func-
tions and interact energetically.
So, how much water is enough? The stan-
dard formula that natural health practitioners
use is a half-ounce of water for e% erN pound of
body weight. Here's how to calculate it: Take
your weight, divide it by two and concert that
to ounces. That is your minimum daily) water
requirement. If you drink dehydrating sub-
stances like caffeine or alcohol then for .eer)
ounce of that consumed add another t\\ o and a
half ounces of water to your daily\ requirement.
For instance, if you drink an 8-ounce cup of
coffee then add 20 more ounces of water tor
your daily requirement! Caffeine acts like a di-
uretic. Diuretics force stored water and nutri-'
ents out of the body. Also, the more salt you
take in the more water your body uses to dilute
it because white (refined) salt is a poison to the
body. That's w \h\ .ou get thirsty when \ ou eat
salty foods. I encourage you to drink more, wa-
Water is Nature's perfect supplement!
Once again, this information
3 is, not intended to diagnose,
treat, or'cure any illness you
nmay have. It is for educational
purposes. Please consult with
I Shifts your health care practitioner if
you have any questions.
And remember when you
kend improve yourself, you improve
the world.
rse Candice Parker is a Doctor
of Oriental Medicine at
The Retreat Salon
- and Wellness Center,
c ne244 SW Range St.
Madison, FL

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. on Sept. 30, Oct. 7, and
Oct. 14. All citizens of Madison County that have diabetes or are interested inr preventing
diabetes are welcome to attend.

UF Study Shows Leptin Could

Combat Type 2 Diabetes

University of Florida re-
searchers have discovered the
.appetite-controlling hormone
leptin could also combat type
2 diabetes, a disease that has
.become a growing problem in
the United States as more
Americans pack on extra
Using a novel gene thera-
py technique. UF researchers
\\ere able to reverse r\pe 2 di-
abetes in mice. The re-
searchers found that in diabet-
ic mice. leptin acts in the h\ -
pothalamus to keep the body
from producing too much in-
sulin even after constant expo-
sure to a high-fat diet. which h
o\ver time can lead to or wors-
en I\pe 2 diabetes, according
to findings published this
month in the online edition of
the journal Peptides.
Although more tests are,
needed. scientists are hopeful,
these findings \%ill lead to bet-
ter treatment for patients with
* type 2 diabetes, said Satya
Kalra, Ph.D., a UF professor
of neuroscience and the senior
author of'the article.
"We found that we were
successful in keeping the
blood levels of insulin low at
the same time keeping blood
glucose levels at a normal
range,"' Kalfra said. "In other
words, we were able to correct
diabetes in these animals un-
der various challenges."
The researchers injected a
gene embedded in a harmless
virus into the brains of the
mice to increase leptin produc-
tion in the hypothalamus,
which regulates the hormone.
While past studies have shown
leptin acts in the brain to regu-
late weight and appetite, this is
the first time researchers have
shown that leptin can indepen-
dently affect insulin secretion
as well, Kalra said.
Typically, -eating rich and
fatty foods causes blood sugar
levels to rise, which in turn
causes the body to produce.
more insulin, a protein that
helps the body use carboh) -
drates. Patients \% ith type 2 di-
abetes often become resistant
to the insulin they do make,
causing too much of it to build
up in the body. After gene
therapy, tests showed that the
blood sugar and insulin levels
in the mice that received it had
returned to normal, even when
they were fed a high-fat diet.
Mice that ate a high-fat diet
but that did not receive gene
therapy, however, continued to
overproduce insulin and have
high blood sugar levels, which

Kalra said are markers for type
2 diabetes. In another arm of
the study, researchers also dis-
covered that normal, non-dia-
betic rats that received leptin.
gene therapy\ produced lower
levels of insulin as well.
"This \\.as totally unex-
pected," KaLra said. -'Until
now there \\as no evidence
that leptin action in the hypo-
thalanmus had control on in-
sulin secreuon. (With leptin
gene therapy. we can reim-
pose that control."
More than 18 nullion peo-
ple in the United States have
diabetes and about 90 percent
of them have t\pe 2 diabetes.
also called adult-onset dia-
betes, according to the Centers
for Disease Control and Pre-
'ention. Most cases of type 2
diabetes result from leading a
sedentarN lifestN le. being
o er, eight and overeating.
If left untreated. rpe 2 di-
abetes can also cause cardio-
vascular disease,. kidne\ dis-
ease add blindness.
Aside from keeping blood
sugar and insulin-levels down,
the rodents that received gene
iherap) also lived longer than
obese rodents that did not,
Kalra said
"Currently we do not
krioiW if'thdt'isduei ti the cor-
rection of the diabetes or many
of the diseases associated with
diabetes," Kalra said., "It is
clinically known that diabetic'
patients have early onset mor-
tality. If the diabetes is man-
aged, there is'an improvement
in lifespan."

Martin G. Myers, M.D.,
Ph.D., an associate professor
of medicine and physiology at
the University of Michigan
Medical School who also stud-
ies leptin, said other studies in
recent years have shown simi-
lar findings, albeit without the
use of gene therapy.
"Most of what is in this
paper is not surprising," My-
ers said.
While he noted that it was
!-ood to see the leptin was still
working in the rodents for the
full 15 weeks that UF re-
searchers were conducting the
study, Myers said it is unlikely
that doctors will employ leptin
gene therapy in humans.
Gene therapy. would be an
ideal treatment because it just
takes one shot, Kalra said,
adding it is also likely drugs
could be developed to simu-
late leptin's action in a pill
form, which is 'easier to give to
"What we have shown in
animals is very effective,"
Kalra said. "It can be done."


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Free Group Diabetes Classes Offered this Fall By The Madison County Health

Department, the Madison County Extension Office and Bayer HealthCare

The Madison County Health Department is partnering with
'the Madison County Extension Office and Bayer HealthCare's
Diabetes Self-Management Program to offer free group dia-
betes classes this Fall. All Madison County citizens are well
,come to register for these classes. Any individuals who have
diabetes, have a loved one with diabetes, or have been told by
a healthcare professional that they are "at risk for developing
diabetes," are "a borderline diabetic," or have "pre-diabete":
are invited to attend. Come and learn answers to many of your
:questions about diabetes and diabetes prevention on three Sat-
.,,urdays: September 30th, October 7th, and October. 14th, 20.06
,Jfrom 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Madison County Extension
According to the American Diabetes Association, "There
rPare 20.8 million children and adults in the United States, or 7.%
-;,of the population, who have diabetes. While an estimated 14.6
,million have been diagnosed with diabetes, unfortunately, 6.2
million people (or nearly one-third) are unaware that they have
,,the disease."
Additionally, the Florida Department of Health (FL DOH)
reports that Madison County ranks second in the state in deaths
z,related to diabetes. The FL DOH also reports that 14.4% of
,,!adults in Madison County have been told by, a health -rofes-
'sional that they have diabetes, as compared with Florida's state
..-average of 8.2%.
Diabetes is a serious disease with many complications. that
,; can include: blindness, amputation, nerve damage, kidney dis-.
,ease, poor circulation, and increased'risk for heart attack and
stroke. The American Diabetes Association reports that two

out of three people with diabetes die from heart disease and
stroke. These complications and increased health risks make
learning to control diabetes essential..
The dates and topics for the diabetes classes are:
September 30th- Diabetes overview, psychology, exercise
; and basic food-drug interactions information, presented by
Bonnie Gobar Mathis, Senior Health Educator with the Madi-
i son County 'Health Department. Diann Douglas, Director of
the Madison County Extension Office, will present how to take
a recipe and make it user-friendly for a diabetic diet. Each par-
ticipant will receive a free pedometer (a great device to add to
your exercise tools that counts the number of steps you take
each day) and free recipes to take home after completing this
October 7th- Medical aspects of diabetes including: med-
ications, blood glucose monitoring, foot care, and complica-
tions of diabetes, presented by Bonnie Webb, Linda O'Brian,
and Mary Ellen Jordan, nursing team members of the Madison
County Health Department. A free copy of "Take Charge of
Your Diabetes" booklet produced by the United States Depart-
ment of Health and Human Services, Center of Disease Control
and Prevention. 3rd Edition, will be awarded to each pai rit-
pant' that completes this class.
October 14th- "Know Your Nutrition", part of Bay'er
HealthCare's Diabetes Self-lNManageimenet program:series. Nan-
cy Smith, Registered Dietitian & Certified Diabetes Health Ed-
ucator with the American Diabetes Aivsociation from the
renowned Tallahassee Memorial Diabetes Center ill present
this exciting class. Bonnie Gobar N athis \,ith the Madison

County Health Department will present menu planning and
grocery shopping tips. Free Bayer Ascensia glucometers (self-
monitoring blood sugar meters) will be offered to each partici-
pant that completes this class. Each participant will go home
with a set of measuring cups which will assist you with food
measuring and portion control at home.
All class materials and literature will be provided to you at
no cost. For a newly diagnosed diabetic, a wealth of informa-
tion will be provided to you for the self-management of your
diabetes. Even if you have had previous diabetes education,
. these classes will be a great review presented in our three in-
novative sessions. If you can not attend all three classes, please
plan to attend what you can. Your attendance is important for
your health.
The diabetes classes will be offered Saturdays: September
30th, October 7th, and October 14th, 2006 from 9 a.m. to
11a.m. at the Madison County Extension Office located at 902
College Drive, Madison.
To register for the diabetes classes:
Stop by the Madison County Health Department and fill
out a registration form or send your email registration request
to: bonnie mathis@doh.state.fl.us or fax your completed reg-
istration form to the Madison County Health Department at
973-5007 or phone Bonnie Gobar Mathis at 342-0170, exten-
sion 1301 to register by phone.
You may also register the day of the class at the door.
Walk-in participants are welcome. Please plan to arrive a little
early, to fill out the registration form, as classes will begin on

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Not surprisingly, over-
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Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Greene Publish-
ing, Inc. employee,
Heather Bowen, right,
presents Nicole Fox of
Madison with four
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passes for winning
the "My Favorite Sum-
mer Vacation" essay
provided by Greene
Publishing, Inc.
(Greene Publishing, I .
Inc. Photo by Jessalyn
Covell, September 25,

My favorite vacation was at Daytona Beach. I went parasailing at 80 feet. I
went to the lighthouse with 203 stairs. I could not walk after that. I went shop-
ping all over Daytona. I was buying everything I saw. I went over a big bridge.
The water was pretty. I got burnt the first day I was there. This is what I did
this summer.
Nicole Fox, age 12
By Jessalyn Covell
Greene Publishing, Inc. .
Nicole Fox of Madison was the winner of the
essay contest, "My Favorite Summer Vacation." "
She won four Wild Adventures tickets and four
movie passes.
In the month of September, she submitted her .Z
essay of 100 words or less to Greene Publishing, Inc.
Fox's vacation was to Daytona where she went
scuba diving, pairsailing and more. She went on va-
cation with Mike and Doris Fox, her aunt and uncle.
"My favorite vacation was at Daytona Beach. I
went parasailing at 80 feet in the air! I went to the .
lighthouse where there was 203 stairs, I couldn't
walk after that. I went shopping all over Daytona. I
was buying everything I saw. I went over a big
bridge. The water was pretty. I got hurt the first day
I Was there. This is what I did this summer."
Fox is the daughter of Rebecca and Kevin Fox.
In her spare time, she enjoys watching televi-
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family and friends.


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Madison residents may be -
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yourself, who, where?
On Monday, September
18, the Madison County Ex- -
tension Office welcomed a
new member to their team,
Theresa Williams.
She serves as the Program -
Assistant Director helping 4'
with after-school programs
and 4-H activities in conjunc-
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due to Smithfield closing -
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just being myself and staying
active with children in the '
community."; ,
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The Cowboys Stand Up To Mainland

Madison Loses In The Last Minutes To Juggernaut Mainland

By Janet Schrader
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Even though Daytona
Beach Mainland had 99 play-
ers on their roster and Madi-

son listed only 37, the Main-
land Buccaneers did not wear
out the Cowboys. Madison
played just as hard through
the fourth quarter as they did

#29 Harry Reddick carries the ball aided by some 0-
Line beef, Jay Culpepper and Eli Sprenkle. (Photo sub-
mitted by Daniel Douglas)

in the first. Even though
many of the Cowboys played
both sides of the ball, and
Mainlands' boys only went
one way, the Cowboys perse-
vered. It was a close game,
fought right down to the wire.
In the end, only two points
separated these teams. Main-
land won 21-19.
"We came out flat in the
first half," Coach Mike Coe
said. "I don't know if it was
the long bus ride or what. But
we challenged them at half-
time to get out there and play,
Madison County football. We
told them, forget the score
and win the war. And they
played their guts out."
The Cowboy defense
managed to hold the Bucca-
neers to only seven points in,
the first half and that touch-
down was scored with 4:54
left to play in the first quarter.

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Coe said penalties hurt
the Cowboys in the first half.
In the second quarter, the
Cowboys had the ball on the
Buccaneer 13. A total of 25
yards, in penalties made the
possibility of a first down re-
mote. Madison had to punt.
At the half, the score was 7-0
with Mainland in the lead.
Madison came out and
played like champions in the
second half. With 10:59 left
to play in the third, Dontarius
Huggins picked off a Bucca-
neer pass and ran it in for the
touchdown. The PAT was
good and Madison had tied it
up 7-7.
Mainlands' defense was
tough and aggressive. They
tried to force the Cowboys to
throw the ball. Chris Thomp-
son was, still able to carry the
ball successfully 22 times,
against Mainland for a total
of 13.2 \ards and one (ouch.-
down.,,,A nine-ininute .long:
drive by Madis n in thehfilEd
ended successfully with Jor-
dan Johnson catching a quick
pitch from Blake Sapp to
score from two yards otit.
Madison tried for a t\\ o-point
conversion. It failed and
Madison shot into a 13-6
mainland came back at
the Co bohs. "%ith a trick
play, a halfback pass that
moved them to the one-\ard
line. The Bucs scored, but the
officials called it back for an
illegal procedure penalty.
Penalties kept the coaches
from both teams hopping
throughout the game. But
Mainland was able to score
off their next play. The Buc
PAT was good and they took
a one-point 14-13 lead.
A bad Cowboy punt put
Mainland in good field posi-
tion for their next drive. The
Buccaneers scored on a big
run play. With seven seconds
left in the third, the Cowboys
were down 21-13. But there's
no quit in the Madison Cow-
boys. Harry Reddick got a
Cowboy first down followed
by Thompson with another
Cowboy first down on the
Buccaneer 49. A roughing the

passer penalty against Main-
land moved the Cowboys to
the 27 and a first down with
3:57 left to play in the game.
Jordan Johnson got a good
run for a 20-yard gain,
putting the Cowboys on the
TMainiand seven. Thompson
scored with 3:14 left in the
game and Madison had a
chance to tie. it up if they
could complete a two-point
The newspapers said
Reddick got stuffed on the
two point conversion attempt.
Mike Coe said Harry slipped.
There was a hole big enough
for two men to run through.
The two-point conversion
failed and Madison lost by
two teeny points 21-19. But
there's no shame in losing to
a Class 5-A school rated sev-

enth in the state, when you
play in Class 2-A. Especially
when it's only by two points.
The Offensive Player of
the Week is Chris Thompson.
Thompson, coming back off
an injury, carried 22 times for
.132 yards.
Defensive Player of the
Week went to Dontarius Hug-
. gins. Huggins made a huge
INT and ran it all the way
home to score Madison's first
touchdown of the night.
Next week, the Cowboys
travel to Taylor County for
the first district match of the
season. This is the big one
folks. Make the trip south to
cheer the boys on in this big
district match. Your support
means a lot to the team.
Game time is 7:30 p.m. Go

#23 Chris Thompson carries with some help from
Jacobbi McDaniel. (Photo submitted by Daniel Douglas)

Two Tonys work hard for Madison. #8 Tony Brown
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Aucilla Christian Beats Panama City Christian 35-24

By Janet Schrader
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Aucilla Christian Acade-
my hosted a tough Panama
City Christian Friday night,
September 22, and carried the
day .with a 35-24 victory.
Coach Joe Striplin said he
was happy with the win.
"I was. pretty happy,"
Striplin said. "I thought we,
played well defensively. The
defense had some big hits,
better than our first three
The win put the first Pan-
handle Conference win into
ACA's bag. Matt Dobson,
ACA's seventh-grade quarter-
back had a good night. Dob-
son went 18 for 33 with 269
total passing yards and three
touchdowns. Dobson was in-
tercepted one time. Kyle
Barnwell was Dobson's fa-
vorite receiver for the
evening. Barnwell netted six
catches for 100 yards and two
of ACA's touchdowns. Barn-
%nell also had one pick for the
A trio of receivers added
se en more catches to ACA's
total. Reggie Walker caught
three. Daniel Greene caught
t"mo and Matt Bishop caught

two Dobson tosses. Stephen
Griffin and Casey Anderson
caught one each.
Matt Bishop did heavy
duty as a ball carrier, with 15
carries for 41 yards rushing.
Greene was eight for 42
yards. Jarel Drew .carried.
three times for 14 yards. Dob-
son toted three times himself
for 14 yards and Casey An-
derson had one carry for one
yard. .

"We played good defen-
sively," Striplin said. "They
there \ the ball 30 times. Our
defensive backs did well and
we put a lot of pressure on
their quarterback. The Pana-
ma City quarterback and the
receivers were pretty athlet-
Offensively. Strplin said
he was happ\. "'An\ time .\ou
have oier 400 yardss of of-
fense you'ree happ)." Striplin
Striplin said his se\enth-
grade quarterback Matt Dob-

son is doing fine. "He had a
couple of misreads, but over-
all did well," Striplin said.
Striplin said his defense is
going to work on wrapping up
this week. He felt a couple. of
blown tackles should not have
happened.- "This is something
we will work on to correct,"
Striplin said,
ACA's Offensive Player
of the Week went'to Matt
Dobson the quarterback with
18 passes thrown successfully
for 269 yards and three touch-
Defensive Player of the
Week goes to another Matt.
Matt Bishop had six solo
tackles and two assists.
Aucilla Christian hosts
Munroe in what Striplin said
will be the biggest game so far
this season for Aucilla. It is
the first district game and is at
home. So come out and sup-
port the players. Game time is
7:30 p.m.

ACA Warrior Daniel Greene (#21) carried the ball in for a Warrior touchdown.
Daniel made 8 carries for 42 yards rushing and one touchdown during last Friday
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Bobby Hutchinson Is A Big Guy With Big Dreams
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By Janet Schrader
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Bobby Hutchinson graduat-
ed from MCHS in 2004 with a
ton of football awards. When
Hutchinson graduated from
Madison, he was listed as the
number-12 center in the nation.
He accepted a scholarship offer
from Clemson University over
offers from several other schools.
He is currently playing as a red-
shirt sophomore, second-team
center behind the senior center.
Hutchinson, at 6'3", 305 pounds,
is a big guy with big hopes and
dreams for the future.
"I expect to start next year,"
Hutchinson said. He had hoped
to see some play time in the
FSU/Clemson game last week-
end, but never made it in.

"I usually roll in and out of
the offense, but it was a tight
game, so I didn't get to play,"
Hutchinson said.
'There were a total of four
Madison High grads in the FSU
game. Hutchinson, Geno Hayes,
Charlie Graham and Mikhal Ko-
rnegay. Hutchinson said he got to
see his old teammates briefly af-
ter the game. "It was good to see
my friends," Hutchinson said. "I
talked to them after the game on
the field. But we had to get right
on the bus and go home."
Hutchinson said there is a lot
of pressure at the center position.
"The center is the quarterback for
the offensive line," he said. "I
have to make all the calls for the
offense. It's a lot to learn. I have
to .know all the positions. I still

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Hutchinson is studying
sports management. He hopes to
make the NFL, but if that dream
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Hutchinson is a big guy, and
centers usually are big. But
Hutchinson said you can be too
big for the NFL. "They're look-
ing for big guys, but they want
you to be fast and athletic," he
said. Currently, Hutchinson runs
the 40 in 5.2. He hopes to get that
down to five flat. He is strong. He
earned the Most Improved Cen-
ter in the Weightroom award this
spring at the end of spring pra -
tice. He's increased his bench-
press by 120 pounds since he ar-
rived at Clemson in 2004 and has
improved his total-weight lifted
in all areas by 450 pounds.
Hutchinson had lots of great
things to say about the Madison
High football program. "I love
that program," he said. "The
coaches care so much for the
kids. You won't find many pro-
grams that do what they do for
the players and care that much.
That's what gives the players the
incentive to go out on the field
and play hard."
Hutchinson played in three
games last year. He took nine
snaps against Temple and graded
out at 77 percent. He took 10
snaps against Duke, graded out
at 70 percent, but had three total
knockdown blocks and was sec-
ond on the team in intimidation
blocks and only took 10 snaps.
Look for great things from this
ex-Cowboy in the remaining
season for Clemson and next
year when he should start at cen-

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Cowgirls Stampede Taylor

By Janet Schrader
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Taylor County volleyball
came to town Tuesday, Septem-
ber 19. The' varsity Cowgirls
were ready for them, handing
Taylor three straight losses to
win the match. Cowgirl volley-
ball took the first game 25-10,
the second 25-14 and in the
third, Taylor might as well have
stayed home. The final score for


the last game of the match was
Megan Jackson led the
team with eight kills,. 14 aces
and five assists. Caitlyn Griffin
had nine assists, setting up the
kill nine times.
Brittany Davis had 11
unanswered.serves (aces). Davis
also had two kills. Alexis Stal-

naker had six kills and two aces..
Alexis Sowell had four kills and
two aces. Ashley Haynes had
three aces. Brittany Bezick had
two kills along with Naquita
Walton who also had two kills.
Niaisha Taylor had one kill.
The JV Cowgirls fought

two exciting games right down
to the wire. In game number-
one, the lead flip-flopped
throughout play. The Cowgirls
led but Taylor's JV caught up

and passed them to win 26-25.
The second game of the match
was more of the same. Taylor's
JV volleyball won in the end 27-

There are no more Cowgirl.
home games this season. The
district tournament will be Octo-
ber 17 in Hamilton County.
Times will be announced later.

Emily Hentges serves
for the JV Cowgirls.
(Greene Publishing, Inc.
Photo by Janet Schrader
September 20, 2006)

Randi Lyn Floyd gets
ready to serve for the JV
Cowgirls. (Greene Publish-
ing, Inc. Photo by Janet
Schrader September 20,

Megan JacKson gets
ready to serve. Jackson
led the varsity team with
eight kills and 14 aces.
(Greene Publishing, Inc.
Photo by Janet Schrader
September 20,-2006)

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Cowgirl varsity volleyball team was caught in action. Front, farthest to closest:
Ashley Haynes, Megan Jackson, and Caitlyn Griffin. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo
by Janet Schrader September 20, 2006)

FSU's Madison County Boys

.. .

#10 Geno Hayes, a former MCHS Cowboy, goes up for the inter-
ception, for FSU. He didn't hang on to it, but it sure looks good.
(Photo submitted)

By Janet Schrader
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Clemson and FSU
clashed Saturday, Sept. 16 in
Tallahassee. It was an excit-
ing game with a bad ending
for Nole fans. Clemson took
home the win 27-20.
There were four Madi-
son Cowboys in the
FSU/Clemson football
game. Geno Hayes, Charlie
Graham and Mikhal Korne-
gay all saw playing time for
FSU. Bobby Hutchinson,
back-up center for Clemson
did not make it -inib the:
game. but did get to see his
old friends and tea:uimates
after the ,!ame.
The game was a family
affair for two Bowden
coaches. Clemson coach
Tommy Bowden beat his
dad, FSU head football
coach Bobby Bowden for
the third time in the last four
years. But this is the first
time Clemson won in Talla-
hassee in 17 years. It was a
close game with Clemson
winning in the very last sec-
onds of the game.
There were several
questionable calls from the
officials that contributed to
the FSU loss. At the end of

SPlay In

the game, Clemson fumbled
the ball. The field official
awarded the ball to FSU.
The repla\ officials said it.
was. a "mutual recover\."
kind of like a jump ball in
basketball. The repl;a offi-
cials said the mutual recov -
ery always goes to the of-
fense. Bobby Bo%%den said
he'd ne er heard of such a
rule and there% his hat on the
FSU's Tons Carter ran
a blocked field goal back for
a touchdo% n and a blocked
:-PAT, back 'for two pointss.
That turned out to be the
first time in FSU football
historN. a blocked PAT \%as
returned all the %\a\ for t o
points. FSU led just once in
the game after Carter's 69-
yard run with Clemson's
field goal and hi-, 80-\ard
run with Clenmson's PAT.
Florida State 12-1. 1-1 i

struggled again offensi'el\.
It's first offensive touch-
down came on Joe Surratt's
one-yard run \ith 10(1:27 left
in the came and Dre%
Weatherford hit Chns Da\ is
for the two-point conver-
sion to tie the game 20-20.
With the game tied at 20,
FSU elected to punt with

Clemson Game

2:22 left in the game. Clem-
son came back with a seven-
play, 85-yard drive ending
in a touchdown with eight,
U 11

seconds left in the game.
Time ran out for the Semi-
noles. Clemson won the
game 27-20.

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JV Cowboys Drop The Ball At Lake City

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Cowboys get ready to try for a touchdown only inches from the goal line. (Greene
Publishing, Inc. Photo by Janet Schrader, September 22, 2006)

By Janet Schrader
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The Cowboy JV team has
had a rough start to their 2006
season. They won their first
game in a massive 49-0
shutotit. The next two sched-
uled games were- canceled.
Taylor County canceled be-
cause they decided not to have
a JV team this year. East
Gadsden canceled because
they had inadvertently\ sched-
uled two games on the same
day. The JV Cowboys have
not played since August 31.
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down in the second half to a
large Lake City JV team 27-
The first half was awe-
some for the JV Cowboys.
The defense shutdown Lake
City's offense. Madison came
out running. Justin Hampton
found some big holes in the
Lake City defense and ran for
several first downs and then
scored. Victor Bellera came in
and kicked the- PAT. With 7:14
left in the first quarter, Madi-
son led 7-0. ,
Play got down and dirty
in the second quarter. Madi-
son had a good drive toward
the end of the half. Hampton
had a good run and Kasmon
English ran for a first down.
The Co\% bo3 s drove all the
way tp the one-yard line and
got stuck. Gus Williams. Eng-
lish and Hampton all ran for
inches. It was fourth down
and inches to -go for a touch-
down and Madison went for
it. Lake,, City held and took
over on downs two inches
from their o%% n goal line. Lake
City had to set up their of-:

fense in the end zone. On the
JV Tiger's second play, Madi-
son tackled the Lake City run-
ner behind the goal line for a
safety. The two points were
added to Madison's total and
the Cowboys led at the half 9-
The wheels came off the
Madison cart in the second
half. The Cowboys scored one
more touchdown, but Lake
City racked up 27 points,
hammering the struggling JV
Cowboys. There were three
Madison fumbles that cost the
game. It looked like the boys
from Madison got wore out in
the second halfw.Lake City had
a much larger team and kept
up the pressure.. The final
score was 27-15 it h Lake
City taking the victory.
Look for more JV Cow-
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%%eek, Thursday, September
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The JV Cowboys will host the
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MCFEE Sponsors Ultimate Tailgating Experience Drawing

By Jessalyn Covell
Greene Publishing, Inc.
If you care about Madison
County children finishing high
school and going on to earn a
college degree, you will want
to know about MCFEE.
MCFEE stands for Madison
County Foundation for Excel-
lence in Education, Inc., and
excellence is exactly what they
are working for when they
raise money for scholarships.
Currently, 67 Madison
County students have the
promise of either two or four
year Take Stock in Children
Scholarships to technical or
community colleges and/or
universities. Students must
maintain their grade-point av-

erages, remain drug and crime
free, meet with their mentors
and graduate from high school.
If the students fulfill these
promises, they will receive
those scholarships to college
or technical institutes when
they graduate from high
MCFEE and Take Stock
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and win a Super Bowl package
called the ULTIMATE TAIL-
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ticket holder will receive two
Super Bowl tickets, a two-
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for MCFEE board members

MCFEE President, Faye Browning, Elena Beggs and
Heather Beggs, pictured left to right are proud of every-
thing the program has in store for Madison students.
(Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jessalyn Covell, Sep-
tember 20, 2006)

wearing a blue ticket that says
"Ask me about Superbowl
tickets." They will take $25
donations in order for you to
enter and get a chance to win.
MCFEE will also be on the
courthouse lawn on October 6,
the day of the homecoming
parade. Look for their ULTI-
money raised will benefit the
scholarship program' and will
directly benefit a Madison
County student. According to
long time Madison volunteers,
this is the best thing happen-
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courage life-long learning.
Heather Beggs stated,
"Students who are in fifth
grade can not only dream

about being able to graduate
college, but can. It's a awe-
some program that helps them
see possibilities for them-
MCFEE board members
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Cantey Family Establishes NFCC Endowment To Honor Frank

Pashon Graham Receives First Scholarship
The NFCC Foundation, dents and on the national member of the Madison ing site, Madison was suc- to serve in the Army Air
Inc. announced that the first honor roll. She is the community. He also was cessful in its bid to become Corps in World War II and
Frank' Cantey Endowment granddaughter of Mary Love instrumental in seeing that the home of NFJC. Over returned to farming upon
scholarship was awarded to Graham of Madison and has North Florida Junior College time, the college has ex- his discharge. He and his :
Pashon Graham of Madison, two sisters, Alaine Williams was located in Madison. panded to incorporate land brothers operated Cantey
a student of North Florida and Tameka McKnight, and When it became clear there that made up .over 50% of Leaf Tobacco Company un-
Community College. Gra- one brother, Tony Williams. would be a community col- Cantey's tobacco farm. The til they retired. Cantey was
ham received the two-year Graham is an active member lege located in the area of softball field at NFCC is a founding member of
scholarship for tuition, of Morningstar Missionary Madison, Hamilton, Suwan- named in his memory. Grace Presbyterian Church l
books, and fees. Baptist Church. Graham is nee, Lafayette, Taylor, or Cantey was a graduate (PCA) where he served on
An honor graduate of seeking, an associate in arts Jefferson County, in the mid of MCHS and attended the the board of deacons.
Madison County High degree. 1950's, .Cantey .offered to University of Florida where A successful business 1. -."
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ber of Who's Who Among was a successful farmer, site to NFJC for $1.00 per gan his career as a shade to- learning, sports and chil-*
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high school, college and in
the North Florida/South
Georgia semi pro league.
He was an avid hunter, fish-
erman, and golfer as well as
an amateur botanist. He
was also'a father figure to
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SMadisbn:.;ind.especially, ito
his many nieces and
nephews. He was a Scout
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.4 weekly column written by
the school teachers of Mladison County.

By Kara
It's Sep-
tember and
school is in
full. swing at
Pinetta Ele-
m e n t a r y .
When my
fourth graders
were asked
how school
has been going
so far, there
were a variety
of responses.
I got the
usual answers
that lunch and
PE were their

favorites; then
I got others who chimed in. "I
like the books we've been
reading, like Holes," said
Kylie. As a class we've been
reading Because of Winn Dixie,
Wizard of Oz, Holes, and there
are many more they are reading
on their own. Students look
forward to the rewards they
will earn when they Teach their
Accelerated Reader goals.
We have also learned
quite a bit about what traits
make successful writers. "I
have learned what ono-
matopoeia is. It means a noise
something makes, like
squeak," remembered Kaitlyn.
The students do quickwrites
each day which may involve a
picture, an object, or a situa-
tion that the students must
write about. They have such
creative and humorous stories.

When Zori.
was asked
about class,
so far she
stated, "\
have learned;!
some news.
words -like
and mis-
chief." It's
neat to see
them use
these words
when they
It's important
to teach aca-
demic skills,
but teachers

also devote
time to building a child's char-
acter. "I have learned what it
takes to be a cheerful and
helpful student," said Zack.
I'm encouraged by hearing
kids talk about how to better
themselves or help out each
other. As a class we've been
having a Speed Stacks compe-
tition on Fridays. It's a game
which involves stacking and
unstacking cups while being
timed. They get competitive,
but are also very supportive of
each other.
"I'm looking forward to'
learning new things this year,"
claims Austin. What an excit-
ing goal! We should all look
forward to learning something
new. I hope at the end of the
year our fourth grade class can
look back on a full list of "new


Kara Washington is the
fourth grade teacher at
Pinetta Elementary School.


Wednesday, September 27, 2006 www.greenepublishing.com Madison County Carrier 7B


LATMA Christian Academy Celebrates National Constitution Day
By Jessalyn Covell
Greene Publishing, Inc. A' .
On Wednesday, Septem-
ber 20, Life and That More
Abundantly (LATMA) Christ- S
ian Academy was at the court- .. U"
house lawn celebrating. A A .
What were they celebrat- I
ing? They were commending Ir
our forefathers for National
Constitution Day with a mock -..
signing of the United States .
The event also served as "
LATMA Christian Academy's
fourth year as a school in
Also, LATMA Christian
Academy had their fourth an- .
nual fundraiser. There was an
abundance of good food, such
as fish, baked chicken, bar-
beque chicken, collard greens,
rice, salad, boiled peanuts,
sweet potato pies and more.
All the funds raised are for theI
The day was an,outstand- '
ing one, with a two-fold pur- II
pose; to make the public
aware of the school's acconm-V.
plishments and to remind the
plishments and to remind the The students and principal, Emily Spencer, of LATMA Christian Academy raised funds for their school on the courthouse lawn.The school
community of National Con- observed and remembered a special day in history. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jessalyn Covell, September 20, 2006)
stitution Day.

Stalnaker Provides Afghanistan


To MCCS Students

By Jessalyn Covell
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Does Afghanistan have
Burger King, a fried chicken
joint, and a Dairy Queen? Ac-
cording to Sam Stalnaker it
does..- .... .
-OmThursday, September
21, at 9 a.m. Madison County
Central School (MCCS) prin-
cipal, Sam Stalnaker met stu-
dents in the media center to
give a Microsoft PowerPoint
presentation about
Some of the MCCS stu-
dents are writing reports on
Afghanistan, the country's
culture and about its history.
Because Stalnaker was
stationed in Afghanistan pre-
viously, he had much to talk
about and to share with the
students to help them conduct
a better research paper.
Since 2001, there have
been many improvements
made in the permanent struc-

ture of'Afghanistan.
During his presentation,
he showed students clips of a
Chinook helicopter, an S130
and S15 Transport that are.
both Air Force units, photo of
a checkpoint, a C130 turbojet
and an tarea'photd .of;aplac'e iih
He wore his Army Com-
bat Uniform (ACU) which
can be worn in all environ-
ments and provides conceal-
ment for soldiers.
Stalnaker explained to
students that the weather is a
lot like that of Florida's. The
low is around 77 degrees
Fahrenheit and the high
reaches 99 degrees Fahren-
heit. The weather' is fairly
moderate and there is some
rain and even snow some-
times. Also, he let students
know that Afghanistan is not
all desert.
Stalnaker briefly re-
viewed the history of

Afghanistan, zoning in on key
points. Afghanistan has been
under Islamic rule since the
early .seventh century. The
country served as a gateway
to India by early conquerors
and became a battle ground
beit' een Brijaiin arid Russia.
During the cold war,
Afghanistan developed close
ties with the Soviet Union for
support. In the 1980's a Holy
War was started by the
Afghan people. The Afghan
people found sympathy from
the United States, and Wash-
ington began to assist the peo-
ple of Afghanistan.
The Soviet Union was
soon in a no-win conflict and
began withdrawing in 1989.
In .1992, Islamic rebels
began to seize control over
key cities in Afghanistan and
started much controversy.
In 2001, the Taliban
struck the Twin Towers and
started what is now the war
between Afghanistan and the
United States. ,
Stalnaker stated, "I take
pride in our country. Going
to school or even the store
was made possible by our
forefathers. When our coun-
try was attacked, I felt help-
less, like a rat in a cage."

6fS Painis

MCCS principal, Sam Stalnaker, showed a variety of photos from Afghanistan
during his PowerPoint presentation. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jessalyn Cov-
ell, September 21, 2006)

Today, Afghan people
still have many laws that
were from years ago which
include stoning for adultery,
cutting off hands for stealing
and women and children are
often prohibited, from being
able to attend school or work.
Stalnaker continued his
presentation by talking about
the Afghanistan government.

Rain Barrell

Hamid Karzi is the president
and has approximately
12,000 soldiers under his au-
Karzi and his troops are
searching for Osama Bin
Laden. The Afghan people
love Karzi because he lets
them have freedom and even
lets them vote.
The year of 2006 was de-

cared the deadliest year
since the war began in 2001.
United States forces have
increased their presence in
Afghanistan from 10,000 to
18,000 soldiers.
Altogether, Stalnaker
helped make MCCS students
aware of the history and pre-
sent times in Afghanistan.

kor Butterfly6 Garden

W" Show Times: 11:00am & 6:30pm
Tillflahasser-Leoni Count
Tickelh On Sale HOW al the Civic (enlei Box Office, all fi(kelmasler Outlets
and al www.lickelmaosier.com or wvwv.llc.org
Group Discounts available at the Box Office.
CHARGE BY PHONE: 222-0400 or 1-800-322-3602

After learning what water conservation was all
about, the first and second grade students at Greenville Lou Miller, Madison County Superintendent, gets
Elementary School decorated a rain barrel, which will her hand painted by the Greenville Garden Club so
be used for watering their new butterfly garden. (Photo she can leave her stamp of approval on the rain barrel..
submitted by Rebecca Miller) (Photo submitted by Rebecca Miller)

8B Madison County Carrier Wednesday, September27, 2006


SJefferson County Road Dept. is Administrative Assistant position
seeking applicants for Mechanic Local Insurance Agency available at professional training
Service in'A'I~U II ^Wshop Foreman. Experience in gas Seeking Employee. center in Monticello. Must have W rjkWaTTTed
and diesel engines, light and heavy (850) 973-2281 excellent written, verbal, organiza-
equipment, class A license, salary tional, computer and people skills.

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

We Do Backhoe &
Front End Loader Work.
By The Hour Or By The Job.
386-364-8393 or 386-208-9792

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

Selling By Order of A Major, Na-
tional Timber Company

October 10 & 12

853 Acres in

183 Acres in

314.41 Acres in

Photos, Plats & Details @
Free Brochure:
(800) 841-9400

H&M# AB110; CQ220129
Ben G. Hudson, Jr
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Saturday, September 30th
at 6:30 PM
160" SW Mle\ Hal! Rdc
iCR3tOi MiadJ,'.'nr,Fl'nld,s .
For Inlorniati n CDll l -3- 2 g05'
.Air conditioned.
with Comfy Seats!.
Cookout Starts at 5:30 PM
Directions From '140: Take SR 11
SW to stop sign.Turn right on
SR14/360, at fork-in road bear right
onto SW Mosley Hall (CR36), past
fire house on left..

FarmPro tractor 3 yrs old, used 4
hrs, 2 cy;. diesel, 20hp, canopy, 3
pt. hitch w/hydraulic scoop. Paid
$4,600, take best offer by October
10th. View at 10129 NE Colin Kel-
ly Hwy, Pinetta. Call Richard at
(423) 282-0391

with the Classifieds

Travel trailer 2005 27 ft. Wilder-
ness extra slide-out. A/c, heat, full
bath, separate bedroom, like new,
list $15,500 reduced to $12,500.

1994 Lincoln Towncar, Signa-
ture Series. Runs great, $3,700

Furniture For Sale
Day bed with trundle, mission
style, walnut finish. $150. Glass
top table with 4 chairs $75. 850-

Wanted:. planted pines for
pine straw. Call Larue Tippett
at 971-5495 minimum of 20

For Rent: 3bd, 2bth home,
washer/dryer included, quiet
residential area. Call for info
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 emplo'et "
For Rent
2 Bedroom, 1 Bath Apartment. Lo-'
cated Near Downtown And
N.F.C.C.. Recently Remodled,
Clean And Comfortable. Call 850-
3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Mobile Hoine,
HUD accepted, $300 security de-
posit. (407) 616-2637 or (407) 758-

2bdrmn/1 bath MH in park on
Highway 53 in Madison,
$135/wk includes electric, ten-
ant to pay for propane.
Call Alan Ievin
at 850-570-0742

Greenville Pointe


1,2 & 3 BR HC & non-HC acces-
sible apts. HUD vouchers accept-
ed. Call 850-948-3036. TDD/TTY
711. 192 NW Greenville Pointe
Trail, Greenville, FL 32331.
Equal Housini Opportunil3
Mobile Home For Rent :
... bedroo I I tbath-i- n' ,tkid : 1no
pets. $135 Week includes electricity
but not propane. Deerwood Inn
Madison Campgrounds. 850-973-

House For Rent
3 Bedroom, 1 Bath, Central Heat
& Air, 616 W. Bunker. St.

S Southern V ias of0

C 0adison C9partments

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.

315 Leggette Ave, Greenville Fl, 3
bedroom 1 bath home in quiet area, ,
hardwood floors, paneling, separate
dining room, separate living room,
eat-in kitchen, recent insulated win-
dows and central heat/ AC. Utility
building in rear with washed/dryer
hookups, carport. Offered at
$85,500. Call:
Alan A. Levin Broker-Associate.
McClellan Realty

GREENVILLE,. Oak floors, open
concept, 4 BD, 2 BTH, Two acres,
$169,000, SHIP approved, Lynette
C. Sirmon, Agent 850-933-6363
R. Winston Connell, Realtor.

5 Mobile Homes For Less
Than $30,000 Each, Deliv-
ered And Set Up On Your Land!
Call Mike At:
(386) 364-1340.

50% COM.
Could Win $1,000

range 9.75 to 15.42. apply in per-
son. 997-2036
Jefferson County Road Dept. is
seeking applicants for Equipment
Operator IV. Must have experience
in operating a road grading ma-
chine. Apply in person at our office
1484 S. Jefferson, Monticello, Fl.
Office phone is 997-2036.

A Behavioral Health Care Center
currently seeking:




ER #1830

For more information and a com-
-plete listing of available positions:

www. apalacheecenter. org
(850)523-3218 or 1(800)226-2931'
Human Resources
2634-J Capital Circle N.E.,
Tallahassee, FL 32308
Pre-Hire Drug Screen & FDLE
background check An Equal Op-
portunity /Affirmative Action Em-
ployer Drug-Free Workplace.

Advent Christian Village
call 850-658-5627

Got a Passion for Compassion?

Direct Care Staff in long-term care
setting, FT .and PT positions and
various shifts available. Florida
certification .(CNA) or license
(LPN) required. 'Experience desired
but not required.
-FT positions include health, dental,
life, disability, supplemental Insur-
ance; 403b retirement account; paid
time off, .access to onsitc djaicaer
and fiines facilities
.Appl in person at Personnel O-fice
Monday through FridaN from 1.1110
a.m. until 4:00 p.m., or fax re-
sumnie"credenrials to' 386-65S-5160.
EOE: Druni Free \Vorkplace. Cnnm-
n. i b.ckgiotund checks required
Jefferson Count3 Road Dept i1
seekjin, appliLjantI hor Equipment
Operaior/Driher Clas A lhcene.
'backhoe experience, dump truck,
pipe installation.
Salary range 8.88 to 13.32. !ppI.
in person. 997-2036
Senior Citizens Council of Nladi-
son Count). Inc. is. n'o. accepting
apFlicanon,.n t,-r a pait-tume drin.e
to transport meals to homebound
consumers in ;he Lee jeaj
Qualifications: High 'ch.-'l edu-
cation preferred, but experience
will be considered in lieu of the ed-
ucation. Must have a valid driver's
license, good driving record and
dependable transportation.
The Greater Madison County
Chamber of Commerce is nov. ac -
cepting applications for'an Admin-
istrative Assistant. Duties include
providing customer ser! ice. book-
keeping, general clerical support,
and office management. Min. qual-
ific:tionir. 2 :,rs secreti.rial c\peri-
ence during Microoift \\oid. E\ cel.
.|[LI. r e. ... lSom e
bookkeeping/acctg. e,.pcrien e
helpful. Salary range 7 00 1.:, 1 s. o -
per hour, based upon experience.
Please submit resume to 125 NE
Range Avenue, Madison, FL
32340. Deadline: October 9, 2006
- No phone calls please.
Madison County' .,
Solid Waste/Recycling, Dept.
Attendants- Part,-Time

Collection Center Attendants. Ma-'
jor responsibilities will include the
opening and closing of the collec-
tion center, assisting residents with
proper disposal and recycling tech-
niques as well as the distribution of
educational material. Attendant
must maintain center grounds in a
clean and orderly fashion. Employ-'
ee must have the ability to establish
and maintain a positive working re-
lationship with the' reside nt' 6.b'
use the Drop Off Center Empl',,ec
must report any probiceni, and c:rn-
cerns to the office of the Solid
Waste Coordinator. Other related
duties may be required as assigned
by the Administrative Staff. A 25 -
30 hour work week is required,
with flexible hours being a must, to
cover weekends and holiday time
schedules. Position will remain
open until filled. For additional in-
formation contact the office of the
Solid Waste Coordinator at 973-
2611. A completed Madison Coun-
ty Employment pplicji-.rn is re-
quired. Madison.Cotinr, i- an cqu;.I
opportunity employer and a Drug
Free Workplace. Deadline is Fri-
day, September 29, 2006 at 5:00
Madison County
Board of Commissioners
Attn: Paula Arnold
Courthouse Annex, Room 219
112 East Pinckney Street
P. 0. Box 539
Madison, Florida 32341
(850) 973-3179
Tractor and loader cpei.-'t-.
wanted in the Lee area;: Please'
call (800) 447-3304 ask for
Chad or Mas.

Cracker Barrel
Now Hiring
Full and part time experienced
Grill Cooks, Cashiers and Servers.
Flexible schedules, weekly pay-
checks, health insurance and other
great benefits.

Apply in person at the Lake Park
location, 491.4 Timber Drive. EOE

Responsible for general office co-
ordination and management, in-
cluding clerical and bookkeeping.
. Must be able to work independent-
ly, exercise good judgment, and be
multitask and detail orientated. For
Detailed job description, please
contact gale @greenindustries.org.
Salary based on education and ex-
perience. Application available 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 9/29/06. EOE

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

Carpentry Work Wanted
Decks Ramps Stairs Sheds
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Puruanm I SLiiion 33h..11 and 33b.11, HForida laiuk.s. ili01 Bard of Count, Conmimi-
siont-r4 fl' Madi-..n (unto. Florida, hereby gives notice that it has ad.ptid Mladis.n
County Resolution No. 2006-09-20, vacating and abandoning a certain r,'ad i,.lLd in
the northli..ct quadrant, Madison County, Florida. Said road is more ipecificalh de-
scribcd a. [.II, .: .

NE Railroad Street: A road lying west of Lot 5 of Block 17 and west
of Lots 13, 14, 15, and 16 of Block 13 .,, thi Town of Hanson Platted Subdi-
vision filed in Deed Book-12, page 442 of the Public Records of Madison
County, Florida.


Dautd thi 21nth day of September .2006.

'.............. .. .. MADISON COUNTY,

FLORIDA. .....-

BY: Allen Cherry, County Coordinator.


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City of Madison
321 SW Rutledge Street
Madison, Florida 32340-2498
Jones Edmunds & Associates, Inc.
1100 Cesery Boulevard, Second Floor
Jacksonville, Florida 32211
Telephone: (904) 744-5401


Tht Prole l t loc.i rl-d in ,i .. -par lt I.'alia on :

Railr,,ad I ill Station is located at the north end of Happy Street, north of Bentley Av-
nuit. in II northwest area of the City of Madison, Florida.

The Railroad Lift Station Work is generally described as construction of a new sanitary
lift station, valve vault, valves, fittings, fencing, sitework, force main. gravity sewer don-
nect to existing wetwell, rehabilitation of existing wetwell, electrical and related appur-

Lake Park Nursing Home Lift Station is located along Captain Brown Road off U.S.
Highway 90 in the west side of the City of Madison, Florida.

The Lake Park Nursing Home Lift Station Work is generally described as construction
of approximately 900 linear feet of 8-inch gravity sewer by open cut, asphalt removal and
replacement., sanitary man'ioles, rehabilitation of the Lake Park Nursing Home Lift Sta-
tion, sitework, electrical, a 250 linear foot water main extension, and related appurte-

The Opinion of Probable Construction Cost is $800.000 to $900.000.

All work shall be in accordance with the construction drawings, specifications, and con-
tract documents. Bids must be submitted on both sections of work.

Bidding and contract documents may be examined at:

City of Madison
321 SW Rutledge Street
Madison, Florida 32340-2498

Copies of the documents may be obtained from:

National Graphic Imaging
7999 Philips Highway, Suite #202
Jacksonville, Florida 32256
Phone (904)-448-1600
Attn: Robert Landon

for $250.00 dollars per set, which constitutes the cost for reproduction and handling.
Checks shall be payable to National Graphics Imaging. Payment is non-refundable.
Only complete sets of plans and specifications may be purchased.

Bids shall be completed on the enclosed Bid Form as set forth in the Instructions to Bid-
ders and otherwise be in compliance with the Bidding Documents. Sealed bids will be re-
ceived at City of Madison, 321 SW Rutledge Street, Madison, Florida 32340-2498 until
10:00 A.M. (local time) on October 18, 2006, at which time and place all bids will be
opened. Any Bids received after the specified time and date will not be considered.

For further information or clarification, contact Brian F. Hepburn, MIPA, at Engineer's
office at (904)-744-5401 or e-mail at bhepburn@jonesedmunds.coni


Madison County Carrier 9B

Wednesday, September 27, 2006 www.greenepublishing.com

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10B Madison County Carrier www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, September 27, 2006



By Janet Schrader
Greene Publishing, Inc.
If you've lived in Madi-
son County for any length of
time, I feel sure you've seen
the weird assortment of ani-
mals penned up behind the
Holiday Inn Express. Ten
years ago, Kin Johnson started
putting his strange animals be-
hind the hotel because no one
could remember the exit for
his Holiday Inn. "I put the an-
imals out there," Johnson said.
"Suddenly, everyone could re-
member the exit."
Guests at the hotel sit out
back and watch the animals.
It's become part of the hotel's
ambience, an unexpected
pleasure for new guests and an
expected treat for returning
Johnson started out with
ostriches, rheas and emus. He
had to get rid of the rheas.
"They get aggressive during
mating season," Johnson said.
"My daughter (Elizabeth War-
ing) called me once. She said
she was hiding in a trash pile
and for me to come pick her
up." The rheas had chased her
into hiding. So Johnson gave

the rheas away and concen-
trated on other animals and
"We've always loved ani-
mals," said Kin's wife Jackie.
"When we first got married,
we moved out to the farm. Kin
thought he was Noah. He had
to have two of everything, two
pigs, two geese, two goats."
The Johnsons have three
children, two daughters Mary
Bess Wilson who lives in Des-
tin, Elizabeth Waring and son
Jay. They have six grandchil-
dren, all boys. According to
Johnson, all of his children
love animals just like their
The mother ostrich in the
67-acre pasture behind the
Holiday Inn has been there for
10 years. Johnson said she
raised 14 babies last year. He
said it's. quite amazing, the
male ostrich is the one that sits
on the eggs. "He'll hollow out'
a hole," Johnson said. "The
hen lays the eggs all over the
place. He rolls them into the
hole and sets on them. He
turns them and takes good
care of the eggs."
The male may have

This lady ostrich named Daisy, has been in the pas-
ture behind Holiday Inn Express for 10 years. Daisy is
very alert and loves Ritz crackers. (Greene Publishing,
Inc. Photo by Janet Schrader. Sept. 12, 2006)

hatched out the 14 babies, but
once they were hatched out,
Johnson said he took to mur-
dering them. The mother os-
trich fixed that. She killed
him. "We had us quite a fight
out there," Johnson said. Be-
tween the male ostrich, coy-
otes and other predators, only
two chicks, survived: Two'
males 'with black feathers
trimmed in white. The female
is all gray. She's very attached
to Johnson. He feeds her Ritz
crackers. "She loves those
Ritz crackers," Jackie said. "I
don't know why." The female
ostrich also loves shiny ob-
jects, and according to John-
son, she will snatch earrings
right out of your ear.
Johnson said his two emus
can take care of themselves.
"They're panhandlers," John-
son said. The two birds, char-
acterized by their blue necks
and shiny golden eyes, stroll
the fence line beside the tire
store and the hotel all day long
mooching snacks from work-
ers and hotel guests.
Johnson brought in some
Scottish Highlander cattle
next. They are white, semi-

long haired cattle. He's since
sold them off. He had several
water buffalo for a while.
They got dangerous too, so he
sold them off. Right now he
has some Watusi cows. Watu-
sis come from Africa original-
ly and have really long horns,
'as long as 36" per horn. John-
son said he likes Watusis be-
cause they are such good
The last animals to be in-
troduced into Johnson's
menagerie were the yaks.
Johnson said yaks are from the
Himalayas. They are small
cow-like creatures with long
dark hair. Johnson said they
suffer in the heat, but act like
kids in the winter. "They are
very agile," Johnson said.
"They kick up their heels and
jump around in winter."
Johnson isn't into selling
his animals. "I hold on to them
-forever," he said, "I don't ever
sell them. I keep them 'till
they die."
And that's a good thing
for the residents of Madison
and Johnson's hotel guests
who can both enjoy Johnson's
weird roundup.


Kin Johnson has two yaks behind the Holiday Inn
Express. Yaks are Irom the Himalayas. (Greene Publish-
ing, Inc. Photo by Janet Schrader, Sept. 12, 2006)
ing, Inc. Photo by Janet Schrader, Sept. 12, 2006)

A little worried about Daisy ostrich's beak, Jackie
Johnson tosses the crackers to her. (Greene Publish-
ing, Inc. Photo by Janet Schrader, Sept. 12, 2006)

Kin Johnson feeds his friend Daisy ostrich some
Ritz crackers. Johnson has owned the female ostrich
for 10 years. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Janet
Schrader, Sept. 12, 2006)

This is Daisy ostrich's clutch of really big un-
hatched eggs. The male ostrich sits on them. Last year,
the male hatched out 14 chicks.(Greene Publishing, Inc.
Photo by Janet Schrader, Sept. 12, 2006)

Daisy ostrich and Kin Johnson have been friends
for 10 years. Daisy lives in the 67-acre pasture behind
the Holiday Inn Express. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo
by Janet Schrader, Sept. 12, 2006)

Kin Johnson owns Watusi cattle as well as yaks,
emus and ostriches. He keeps them behind the Holiday
Inn Express. Guests have been enjoying the varied ani-
mals for 10 years. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by
Janet Schrader, Sept. 12, 2006)

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Kin Johnson has two
emus, along with a variety-
of other animals, behind
the Holiday Inn Express.
He says the emus can take
care of themselves. He
called them panhandlers.
They mooch from the tire
store and the hotel all day

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229-22-1 686

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