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Title: Madison County carrier
Uniform Title: Madison County Carrier
Alternate Title: Carrier
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 58 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Tommy Greene
Place of Publication: Madison Fla
Publication Date: January 31, 2007
Frequency: weekly
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Newspapers -- Madison County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Madison -- Madison
Coordinates: 30.466389 x -83.415278 ( Place of Publication )
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began Aug. 5, 1964.
General Note: Co-publisher: Mary Ellen Greene.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 32, no. 15 (Nov. 22, 1995).
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Volume ID: VID00043
Source Institution: University of Florida
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Madison County NACP President Ordered

To Cease And Desist Representing Organization

By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The Madison County
Branch of the National Associ-
ation for the Advancement of
Colored People (NAACP) has
ordered Gianni Jackson,
branch president of the
NAACP, to cease and desist
speaking on behalf of the or-
In a letter from NAACP
State Vice-President Anthony
O. Viegbesie sent to Jackson
and carbon copied (cc) to
Emerald Kinsley, Greene Pub-
lishing, Inc. publisher, and
Adora Obi Nweze, NAACP
State President, Viegbesie
points out that the Madison
County Branch is not in com-
pliance with the NAACP. The
branch does not have the 50
members required and it has
not met all of its financial as-
sessment obligations, accord-

Gianni Jackson
ing to the letter. Viegbesie
points out also that the branch
has not submitted its annual fi-
nancial aid activity reports as
required by the NAACP's
Until the branch meets its
compliance requirements and
its active status is restored, a
representative of the Florida
State Conference of the
NAACP will be the spokesper-
son for the organization.

Three Register

As Sex Offenders
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Three more sexual offenders have registered at the Madison
County Sheriff's Office.
Kenneth James La%\ hun. Whose address
is 3736 East US Highway 90 in Madison, is
under supervision on charges from Charlotte
County. He was found guilty and convicted
of a lewd and lascivious act on a child under :;
16 years of age.
Melvin T. Mc-
Quay, 1516 East US Kenneth James
Highway 90 in Madi- Lawhun
son, registered on Janu-
ary 19. His qualifying offense is a lewd and
lascivious act on a child under 16.
Charles Henry
McIntosh, 155 SW Old -
Melvin T. St. Augustine Road, reg-
McQuay istered on January 20.
He was found guilty and convicted in
Seminole County on two counts of a lewd
and lascivious act on a child under 16. ''
McIntosh was also found guilty and convict-
ed of failing to register as a sex offender in Charles Henry
Lake County. Mclntosh

Fourth Annual Jakes Day

Set For Saturday
The Fourth Annual Jakes Day, sponsored by the Madison
County Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation, will be
held on Saturday, February 3 at the home of Wally and Vonnie
Davis, at 5757 NE Rocky Ford Road.
Registration will begin at 9 a.m. for children, 0 to 17 years
of age. Presentations will be given by the Fish & Wildlife Com-
mission, the Madison County Sheriff's Office, and the Georgia
Forestry Commission, along with Smokey Bear, beginning at 10
Lunch will be provided for participants, beginning at noon.
After-lunch activities include: archery, skeet shooting, rifle
range and more.
Door prizes will be awarded and a Jakes Only raffle will be
held for a Remington .870 20-gauge shotgun.
For more information, contact Wally Davis at 973-6260 or
Marc Webb at 971-9918.

Wed 55/44
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Showers possible. Highs In the low
70s and lows In the mid 50s,

Fri 647
64/47 / ,
Mostly Cloudy. Highs In the mid
60s and lows In the upper 40s.

2 Sections, 32 Pages
Around Madison Co........5-7A
Best of South Georgia.......20A
Bridal............................. 8-9A
Church.....................Section C
Classifieds...................... 18A
Crim e................................ 4A
Legals............................. 19A
Obituaries........................ 5A

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Man Awakes To

Smoke-Filled House

Thomas Barfield, center, is treated for smoke in-
halation by paramedic Jimmy Kent, right, and Ashley
Sevor, left. Thanks to a Good Samaritan, Barfield was
not injured in the fire. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo
by Jacob Bembry, January 29, 2007)
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Thomas Barfield awakened to a house full of smoke on
Monday, January 29, but thanks to a Good Samaritan he was
not injured and the house sustained minimal damage.
According to a Madison Fire and Rescue report, a man
had ridden by the house and had seen smoke coming out of it.
He went inside and woke up Thomas Barfield.
According to the fire department, the house became
smokey after a pot was left on the stove.
Barfield was treated at the scene for smoke inhalation. He
refused transport to the hospital.

Valentines Being Sent

To U.S. Troops In Iraq
Local schools, churches,
businesses, community organi-
zations and individuals are en-
couraged to show support for
our troops by having their stu-
dents, congregations, cus-
tomers and members write a
positive note or prayer on a
Valentine and taking it to any
of the drop-off locations by
Friday, February 2nd.'
All Valentines will be for-
warded to our troops serving in
Iraq by local volunteers. For
more information, contact Lisa John and Jim Flournoy are
helping their mom, Lisa, gather
Flournoy, 973-8875. handmade Valentines to send
Please see Valentines, Page 3A to Iraq.

Betty Jane Wilson Passes Away
Betty Jane Chalfant Wilson died Saturday, January 27, in
Madison. She was 80 years old.
The daughter of William and Bessie Chalfant, she was born
in Bainbridge, Ga. on September
12, 1926. She married Bernard
Wilson on June 6, 1947
She taught Sunday School for
over 20 years, in both the church
and in the community. She was a
member of the Madison Garden 4
Club, the Madison Woman's Club
and the San Pedro Bay Daughters
of the American Revolution. She
also served as a Pink Lady with the
Madison County Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.
She is survived by her husband, Bernard Wilson of Mad-
Please see Wilson, Page 3A






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2A Madison County Carrier Wednesday, January 31, 2007


With The Publisher
Mary Ellen Greene

Remembering A Dear And Lovely Lady...
Cora Lee Hartsfield Greene

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

"What Is A Notch Victim?"

You may wonder, "What is a Notch Victim?" Were you
born 1917 to 1926? If so you are a "Notch Victim." When Con-
gress calculated Social Security Retirement benefits they erred
in those years! There is a plan in Congress to pay each of us
$5,000. As you know "Plans" in Congress don't always get to
maturity. Let's not wait, let's act now.
Write or call (Do Both) your Senator and Congress NOW. Tell

your friends, young and old, to do likewise. We earned it. Let's
fight before it's too late. We must increase public pressure on
Congress to act NOW! Not after we are all gone!! We need to
put extreme public pressure on Congress to AC on the next ses-
sion!! Don't delay, call today or write now!!
W.C. Gilliam
Retired Military

This week's column is in memory of my wonderful de-
ceased mother-in-law, Mrs. Harvey (Cora Lee) Greene.
Mrs. Greene was born Cora Lee Harstfield to Mr. and Mrs.
Adam Harsfield of Jefferson County, and finished school there.
She married Thomas Harvey Greene, Sr. on Aug. 12, 1936, and
moved to Madison County, where she lived until she died April
6 1' I1 * . I ...
'The reenes had two sons, Tnomas Har\ey Greene, Jr.
(Tommy), an dWilikhi'EtiigeiiGreehe (Bibba)": 'oth sobns still
-live in Madison County.
Mrs. Greene had five grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchil-
dren. She was like a second mother to me, and I always felt the
closness that we shared.
I felt elated the time she told me I was the daughter she nev-
er had.
All the grandchildren and great-grands called Mrs. Greene,
"Me-me." Today, they still speak of her as "Me-me."
When Mrs. Greene died in 1998, I remembered a poem
saying, The death of a mother is the first sorrow wept without
But, better yet, "The remembrance of a beloved mother be-
comes a shadow to all our actions; it precedes or follows them."
Cora Lee Hartsfield Greene will always be a driving force
in our lives, and .the lives of her many, many friends and ador-
ing children, grandchildren and great-grands.
'Nuff said...Bye for now... See 'ya.

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Florida Boys Coming To Lee
The Florida Boys will perform in concert Saturday, Febru-
ary 3, at Macedonia Baptist Church. The sing will begin at 7
p.m. and everyone is welcome. A love offering will be taken for
the Florida Boys during the sing.
Lee Worship Center, located at 398 Magnolia Drive in Lee,
will host an open microphone gospel jamboree on Friday, Feb-
ruary 3, beginning at 6:30 p.m. A covered dish dinner will be
served and a love offering will be accepted to benefit the
church's building fund.
My brother, Danny Bembry, will celebrate his birthday on
Thursday, February 1. Happy birthday, baby brother!
Jonathan Hager, Kevin Gattna, Mitch Putnal and Barbara
Taylor will celebrate their birthdays on Friday, February 2.
Jack Flowers will celebrate his birthday on Sunday, Febru-
ary 4.
Shirley Horn, Pat Warren, and Tulley King's birthdays will
be on Monday, February 5.
Ellie Cherry will turn five years old on Monday, February
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!

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Cont from page 1A

Drop-Off Locations: Madison County Public Library, Madi-
son County Chamber of Commerce and Greene Publishing, Inc.
Rules and Guidelines:
-All Valentines will be screened for security reasons.
*DO NOT place Valentines in individual envelopes.
-Write only positive messages. Do not write anything polit-
ical or anything that would cause a soldier grief.
-Handmade Valentines are preferred. (Note: Do not use
glitter or attach candy or food to cards.)
*Sorry, store-bought Valentines won't be accepted.
-The sender's name and address may be listed on the card
and an appropriate picture of the sender(s) may be enclosed as


Cont from

page 1A

son; two sons, David Wilson,
of Tallahassee, and Richard
Wilson, of Tampa; two daugh-
ters, Helen Raines, of Dayton,
Ohio, and Carolyn Betsy Sas-
nett, of Tallahassee; five
grandchildren: Brooke Hal-
lock, Heather Meyer, Garrett
Raines, Kelley Raines and
Chris Edner; and two great-
grandchildren, Allie Meyer
and Jacob Hallock.
Funeral services will be
held Wednesday, January 31,
at 2 p.m. at Beggs Funeral

Stray Vectors
(Editorial note: "Stray Vectors" is Boyles' by-line for ran-
dom thoughts.)
I have paid a little more than $54,000 into Social Security
over the years, and I'm eligible for early benefits in about three
years. For sake of illustration, let's say I die before I receive my
first benefit check and I'm not married. How much of that
$54,000 do you think my heirs will receive? zip, zero, nada.
You'd think with a windfall like that, the least the Social Secu-
rity Administration would do is send a sympathy card nah.
OBE is an acronym that stands for 'overcome by events.'
Think about how many government programs, agencies and
laws enacted over the years have been overcome by events ...
and still exist. In sports, broadcasters often talk about mo-men-
tum; with government, the equivalent is inertia. Only difference
between the two is that momentum frequently shifts from one
team to another while bureaucratic inertia rarely does.
Politicians love to make the simple seem complex, so let's
cut to the bottom line about this business of tax policy: who
does a better, more effective job of spending the money you
earn you or the government? That wasn't too hard, was it?
Remember that cliche, "the fox in the hen house?" That's
the equivalent when politicians enact the campaign finance
rules that will determine their reelection.
As I grow older, I find that I am using less hair shampoo. I
wonder why?
In 2005 when George Bush attempted Social Security re-
form by introducing personal accounts, Democrats charged that
Bush was overstating the problem. The most recent report from
the Social Security trustees states that both Medicare and Social
Security will go broke a year earlier than previously thought.
Okay, on the count of three, let's all hide our heads in the sand
and pretend the problem doesn't exist.
Cable giant Fox News which claims the title "fair and bal-
anced" is often portrayed as right wing. I wonder if the reason
is that, compared to the rest of the main stream media that tilts
left of center, a fair and balanced presentation of the news
would appear to be right Wing. It's all a matter of perspective.
The building block of society is the family, In the matura-
tion process of a child, the learning process begins, before
school and friends, with the family. If that family is.broken; or
tinver existed iin th6 first place, the leathltg ptodess suffers. It
is amazing how much better two do at teaching children than
just one.
Fear is a great motivator. It reminds me of the cliche that
"when you stand at the foot of a gallows, it tends to focus your
attention." I reckon that's why politicians repeatedly use fear to
motivate their constituents. You don't believe me? Check out
the nightly news about how many stories create political fear.
My folks were sort of clones of Ozzie and Harriet the Nel-
sons. My Dad had a saying that my Mother repeated to me
years later: "I'll make the living and you make life worth liv-
ing." Seems to me that was a pretty good formula. For 47
years, they were a team, each playing a role to support the oth-
er. My job was to grow and learn under their watchful eye ...
and torment my younger brother. Just kidding.
My Democrat friends have counseled me on more than one
occasion that the only way to "fix" Social Security is with a bi-
partisan solution. Bush's treasury secretary Henry Paulson has
hinted that the Administration might be "open" to raising the
cap on earnings subject to Social Security which would make
Democrats very happy. Does anyone know what the Democrats
are offering as their contribution to bi-partisanship? I didn't
think so. Now I've got it; bi-partisan is when Republicans see
the inherent wisdom of Democrats and agree with them. How
could I have been so stupid (must be the republican in me) as to
think that bi-partisan meant meeting someone halfway!
Last week, the Senate gave an overwhelming vote of confi-
dence to the new commander in Iraq by confirming General
David Petraeus 81-0. Now they are poised to deny the troop in-
crease he has requested. Does that make any sense to you? It
is sort of like recruiting a 7-foot center for your basketball team
and then telling him he can't dunk.

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Madison County



Man Arrested For

Disorderly Conduct
A man was arrested for
disorderly conduct at McDon-
aid's on Saturday evening, I
January 27.
According to a Madison
Police Department report,
while on patrol after a basket-
ball game, Patrolman Reggie 5f
Alexander heard a loud com-
motion outside McDonald's
and saw several young black
males. He instructed them to
stop being so noisy or leave, Antonio Terrell Smith
and they complied.
Alexander then entered McDonald's where Antonio Terrell
Smith, 25, of Live Oak, was acting belligerently and using pro-
After Alexander instructed Smith to stop being so loud and
using profanity, the defendant continued to do so.
Alexander placed Smith under arrest for disorderly conduct
and transported Smith .to the Madison County Jail.

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Live Oak Man

Arrested For Affray
.On Sunday, January 21, 2007 Suwannee County Sheriff's
Deputy Arthur Robinson arrested Silas Eugene Steele, 50, 14139
24th Street, Live Oak, FL. Steele was charged with affray.
According to the Suwannee County Sheriff's Office, at ap-
proximately 5:04 p.m. Deputy Robinson was dispatched to in-
vestigate a disturbance. After meeting with the people involved
he determined that Steele had been invited to his neighbor's res-
idence to discuss the sale of some property. They got into an ar-
gument and Steele allegedly started yelling obscenities at them.
He then allegedly pushed the man in the chest and they began to
fight. Both men had lacerations.
Steele was arrested and transported to the Suwannee Coun-
ty Jail, where his bond was set at $500. He was able to obtain a
surety bond through a local bonding agency and was released.

O'Brien Woman Arrested For

Battery And Drug Charges
On Friday, January 26, 2007 Suwannee County Sheriff's
Deputy Walter Kent arrested Sharon Kay Copeland, 50, 1548
256th St., O'Brien, Fl. Copeland was charged with battery do-
mestic violence, possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana
and possession of drug paraphernalia.
According to the Suwannee County Sheriff's Office, at ap-
proximately 1:30 p.m. Deputy Kent was dispatched to a battery
complaint. When he arrived at the residence, Deputy Kent de-
termined that a battery had occurred. Copeland was waiting by
the mailbox and admitted to the battering the victim. Copeland
also had the victim's keys in her purse. Once Copeland opened
her purse, the deputy observed a pipe commonly used for smok-
.ing marijuana and a pill bottle filled with a green leafy substance
that tested positive as marijuana.
Copeland was arrested and transported to the Suwannnee
County Jail and booked.

IMadison County Crime Report

f Zebulin Rashard
D.O.B. 2/10/87
SHeight: 5'08" .Weight: 150
S *Sex: Male Race: Black
Hair Color: Black Eye Color: Brown
Wanted For:
FTA/Pretrial Burglary Armed
VOP/Resisting w/o Violence
FTA/Petit Theft
The Crime report is published every Wednesday. It also in-
cludes an individual from Madison County's active warrant list
or a wanted person believed to be in Madison County.
If you have any information concerning the suspect, or
know his/her whereabouts, please contact one of the following
agencies. Madison County Sheriff's Department--973-4001,
Madison Police Department-973-5077, or Your MADISON
COUNTY CARRIER-973-4141. All information will remain
confidential. You need not give your name.
Information on these individuals is printed as given each
week by the Madison County Sheriff's Department or other law
enforcement agency. The person or persons featured was cho-
sen by the agency making the request for him/her to be run in
this feature. Neither this newspaper, nor any members of its
staff, determines which individuals) will be featured. The ap-
pearance of an individual in this feature represents an open war-
rant for their arrest by local, area, state, and/or federal law en-
forcement authorities, and it in no way is an assumption or in-
sinuation of guilt by this newspaper or its staff. All persons are
assumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
Brought to you as a public service by Your MADISON

Man Arrested For Sale Of Cannabis

Within 1000 Feet Of Church

On Thursday, January 18,
2007 Suwannee County Sher-
iff's Drug Task Force arrested
Daniel Lee Lawrence, 24,
8899 137th Road, Live Oak,
FL. Lawrence was charged
with sale of cannabis within
1000 feet of a place of worship
and child care facility. On the
19th he was charged with addi-
tional charges of forgery and
uttering a forged instrument.

According to the Suwan-
nee County Sheriff's Office, at
approximately 2:30 p.m. on
the 18th, The Suwannee Coun-
ty Drug Task Force conducted
a controlled drug investiga-
tion. During this investigation
Lawrence sold marijuana to a
confidential source within
1000 feet of an established
child care facility and place of
worship. He was arrested on

these charges and transported
to the Suwpnnee County Jail.
The next day additional
Sclarges of forgery and uttering
a forged instrument were
added when it was determined
that he had taken a checkbook
belonging to one of his rela-
tives and wrote, 25 checks, to-
tally almost $700.
Bond on all of these charges
has been set at $65,00.

Hillsborough County Woman,

Arrested for Identity Theft
A two-month investigation by the Flori- sonal identification information of cus-
da Department of Law Enforcement ended tomers maintained by her employer. Since
yesterday evening with the arrest of a Hills- the case was worked in an undercover and
borough County woman. Wanda Jones, 40, proactive capacity, the stolen information
was charged with one count of scheme to de- never reached criminals that could have uti-
fraud and 24 counts of criminal use of per- lized the personal identification for "fast
sonal identification information. She was cash" (counterfeit check, fraudulent charge
booked into the Hillsborough County Jail. accounts, in-store instant credit scheme,
Her bond is set at $50,000. etc.).
The investigation revealed that Jones, This investigation has been referred to
who acted alone, stole the names and per- the Office of the Statewide Prosecutor.

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Mildred Pauline

Mildred Pauline
Bennett, age 79, died Thurs-
day, January 18, 2007, in
S Madison. She moved to Madi-
son from Ocala in 1982. She
was a homemaker, and of the
Baptist faith.
She is survived by two
sons, Larry Bennett of Madi-
son, and Billy Ray Bennett of
Micanopy; one daughter, Ju-
dith Ann Ezell of Cairo, Ga.;
21 grandchildren, and 41 great
Her husband James Albert
Bennett; one son, Jerry Ben-
nett; and one daughter, Mary
Josephine Lofton, preceded
her in death.
Betty Jane

Chalfant Wilson

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Betty Jane Chalfant Wil-
son, age 80; died Saturday,
January 27, 2007 in Madison.
Funeral services will be
Wednesday .at 2:00 p.m. at
Beggs Funeral Home. The,
family will receive friends
Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. at
the funeral home.
She was born in Bain-
bridge; Ga. on September 12,
1926, and married Bernard E.
Wilson on June 6, 1947.
She had four children, all
of whom served the Lord. She
taught Sunday School over 20
years, and worked, not only in
the Church, but in the, commu-
nity as well, belonging to
Madison Garden Club, Madi-
son Woman's Club, and the
San Pedro Bay Daughters of
the American Revolution, and
she served as Pink Lady with
the Madison County Memorial
Hospital. Her mother and fa-
ther were William Harry Chal-
fant and Bessie Callahan Chal-
She is survived by her
husband Bernard E. Wilson of
Madison; two sons, David
Wilson of Tallahassee, and
Richard Wilson of Tampa; two
daughters, Helen Raines of
Dayton, Ohio, and Carolyn
Betsy Sasnett of Tallahassee;
five grandchildren Brooke
Hallock, Heather Meyer, Gar-
rett Raines, Kelley Raines, and
Chris Edner; and two great-
grandchildren, Allie Meyer
and Jacob Hallock.

January 31
The Healthy Start Coalition
of Jefferson, Madison, and Tay-
lor counties .invites you to a
community forum, "State of
Madison Community," at the
Madison County Public Li-
brary, starting at 9:30 a.m.
Please R.S.V.P. by Jan. 22 by
contacting Donna Hagan at
948-2741, or at hscjmt2@earth-
February 4
Reapers of the Harvest
Church, of Greenville, will be
having their Homecoming and
note-burning of their church
with local singing and preach-
ing by Noland Kent, former
Pastor, and a fellowship lunch
afterwards. Everyone is wel-
come to attend.
February 5
The Madison Bass Club
will meet at the Rutherford
Cook Shed at 6 p.m. on Hwy
360 S., across from the old mid-
dle school. Everyone is invited
to attend.
February 5
Battle of the Sexes game at
the High School. JV and Varsi-
ty Softball vs. JV and Varsity
Baseball. Ticket prices for this
fundraiser are $5 each. Come on
out and support your Cowboys
and Cowgirls!
February 6
Music for the Mind and
Body Language and Reasoning
at the Early Learning Coalition
Office in Greenville from 6:30
p.m. 9:30 p.m. For more in-
formation call 385-0551 ext
February 9
The Kappa Eta Omega
Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha
.Sorority will be hosting the 49th
annual Ebony Fashion Fair at
Mathis Auditorium, 200 N.
Ashley. St., Valdosta, Ga. The
fair will start at 8 p.m. and ben-
efit high school scholarships.
For ticket information contact
Sandra Monlyn 464-0869.
February 14
55 Plus Club will meet on
Valentine's Day!! The place is
the United Methodist Coopera-
tive Community Center at the
comer of Dill Street and Rt.
145. This is about 5 miles north
of Madison on Rt. 145. The
time is 12 Noon. Everyone 55
years of age and older is wel-
come to attend. There are no
fees of any kind, and it is open
to all faiths. The luncheon is
provided in February by the
United Methodist Church of
Cherry Lake. The program will
be presented by Gwen
Youmans, who is with the Flori-
da Department of Transporta-
tion. Among other items that
she will cover, will be the oper-
ation of the Big Bend Transit,
and how that helps those who
need transportation. The date is
Valentine's Day!!! So ask your
neighbors, friends and relatives
to come with you and let's make
this a great gathering.
February 17
Valentine's Dance and
karaoke. Door prizes! American
Legion Post'224/Cherry Lake 8
- 12 p.m.
February 18
The Jeslamb African
Methodist Episcopal Church

Young People Department
(YPD) will be celebrating Black
History month with the Theme:
"Rise Above It All". Rev D. J.
Balloon, Jr. from Allen Chapel
AME Church will deliver this
spiritual and uplifting mes-
sage. You all are welcome to
come out and join in this spiri-
tual service with the Jeslamb
February 20
Voluntary Pre-Kinder-
garten Performance Standards

at the Early Learning Coalition
Office in Greenville from 6:30
p.m. 9:30 p.m. For more in-
formation call 385-0551 ext
March 20
Home Away From Home:
How Children Benefit from
Quality Family Home Child-
care at the Early Learning
Coalition Office in Greenville
from 6:30 p.m. 9:30 p.m. For
more information call 385-
0551 ext 309.

Madyson Hunter

Wins In Beauty Pageant

Madyson Hunter
Madyson Hunter won the "Most Beautiful Baby" contest at
the Governor's Mall in Tallahassee for the second time on Sun-
day, January 21, 2007. She also won the Most Beautiful Smile
category and the Prettiest Eyes category.
She gets an opportunity to compete in state finals in June.
Prizes include a $25,000 savings bond among other prizes.

O'Toolc's To Host Thidr

5th Annual festival
O'Toole's Herb Farm, in Madison, will be celebrating their
5th "Just Because Herbal Festival" on Saturday, February 3rd.
This day will be filled to the brim with four tracks of education-
al and creative mini-workshops, plus lots of vendors and food.
The Sam Whorley Band will be playing old-timey instru-
ments and fun will be had by all. There is a $5.00 fee at the gate
that allows you access to the entire festivity.
For more information, please call (850) 973-3629, or check
out our website at


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,Jappy 1-3e/aledf/J-3irfay january 28, 1952
~& /3oviny 'iCemory

Oc/esla "Vunn ey" rno0ff

Two months have passed since
you went home with Jesus and left
us behind. Nothing has been the .
same since. Our hearts are still
heavy and filled with tears of
sadness. We know saying
goodbye is never easy and
they always say, "Never Say
Goodbye," the word is "See
You later," if the Lord's will-
ing, but in our case I wish we
could've said goodbye. Instead
you just waved us off, smiling
the night you went into your par-
adise home, not knowing it was
gonna be our last time. We feel com-
fort knowing that you are with the Lord.
Although you're gone and we're apart, the spirit lives on
within our hearts. Memories grow sweeter every day we think
of you. For the love, it will never be forgotten.
We love you eternally.
Your husband Woodrow; children Tootsie, Bootsie, Tavia,
Ke-Ke. Ne-Ne. Jay. and Tiger
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Steps to Take
When a Loved One Dies
Provided by Brad Bashaw, Edward Jones
After a loved one dies, you'll have to cope with grief.
And yet, if you have even partial responsibility for settling
an estate, you have no choice but to focus on some financial
matters. By handling these issues as efficiently as possible,
you can help ease some of the strain that everyone in your
family is feeling.
Ideally, of course, yougshould learn as mqqh as you can
about your loved one's iTiiiadialaffais ~whiillhe or she is
still alive. This may not be a comfortable conversation to
have, but it's necessary. If you have a good relationship, you
should be able to ask sensitive questions, such as: Do you
have a will? What about a living trust? Do you have a safe
deposit box? What are the names of your brokerage and
bank? The more you know about your loved one's situation,
the better off you will be when it's time to deal with the
When that day arrives, what steps should you take?
Here are a few to keep in mind:
Find the will. Obviously, it's a lot easier to locate a will
if you learned its location while your loved one was still
alive. When you do find the will, you may want to contact
an attorney who is experienced in settling estates. Even a
well drafted will might offer options that'an attorney can
help you understand. Although you might want to work with
the attorney who drafted the will, you are certainly not
required to do so. If you do not have an attorney, ask friends
or your financial professional for a referral. If you are the
executor, you'll have to start the process of carrying out the
will's instructions. If you aren't the executor, contact the per-
son who has been named to this position.
Inquire about probate. Contact your attorney or the
state's probate court clerk to determine if probate is neces-
sary. If it is, the executor or executrix should initiate pro-
ceedings right away, because probate can be time-consum-
List assets. Try to find the paperwork for the deceased's
financial assets bank accounts, securities, real estate,
insurance policies, retirement plans, etc. Take special note
of who is the beneficiary of these assets; the naming of a
beneficiary can even supersede instructions on a will.
Notify relevant agencies. Notify creditors, banks, the
Social Security Administration and other entities about the
death of your loved one.
File life insurance claims. An insurer doesn't automat-
ically pay benefits upon the death of the insured. Contact the
deceased's insurance company and file any required insur-
ance claims.
Open a checking account for the estate. It may seem
like a strange job to do,,but if you are the personal represen-
tative or executor, you might want to open a checking
account in the estate's name. Use this account to pay any
bills or deposit funds received while the estate is being set-
File tax forms. You may have to file state and federal
estate and income tax returns. Your attorney and tax advisor
can help you in this matter.

Settling the estate of a loved one will never be a happy
task. But if done right, it can show respect for the memory
of the deceased and that's a worthy goal for which to strive..

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By Jacob Bembry against other contestants, Dan Mathis, advertising come onstage and do a tion.
Greene Publishing, Inc. including Danny Plain as sales representative for walk-through. They had to The Miss Antlers
Ed James was crowned "Iwanna Win," Dwight Bar- Greene Publishing, Inc., display their individual per- Pageant was held to raise
Miss Antlers when the ber as "Beulah Ledbetter," emceed the pageant, which sonalities and tell their ca- money for youth activities
Madison Elks Club held a Mike Browning as "Nikki was judged by Frank Rath- reer plans and their platform and children's therapy ser-
womanless beauty contest. Dipple," and Michael burn, Duane Dyke, Alan if they won the pageant. In vices. A spaghetti dinner
James, using the name Robinson as "Michelle Jes- Dyke and Loma Chandler. the final round, each contes- was served and everyone
"Bennie Jean," competed sica Rich." Contestants had to tant had to answer a ques- had a great time.

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The children of Leona Mathis Bass
Should be pleased to have you join them at a
S celebration in honor of her 90th birthday on .
i Saturday. February 10, 2007, from two to
tofor mn the afternoon at: *
Faith Baptist Church
1135 East Highway 90
Madison, Florida '

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Futu A NiimniAidD vhitt Of PtA.ihitt Thtow5 J ffreait

Francis Eppes, a great-
great-grandson of the third
President of these United
States, is buried at Madison's
Oak Ridge Cemetery. He was
a well-known farmer locally.
Thomas Jefferson, a
States' Rights Democrat, was
known as a strict construction-
ist of the Constitution. He was
the prime mover of the 1798
Resolutions, which ended the
Federalist Party control of
Frances Sanders is a local
historian, co-president of the
Madison Historical Society,
and one of the "Pink Ladies,"
of the Madison County Memo-
rial Hospital Auxiliary.
Princess Akerman is with
the Daughters of the American
Revolution, San Pedro Branch.
The celebration will occur
at the Kountry Kitchen in Lee,
on Saturday, February 17,
.2007, at 5:30p.m. ...
The guest speaker for the
occasion is Representative
Will Kendrick, a long-time
legislator representing Madi-
son in Tallahassee.
The Republican Party Ex-
ecutive Committee of Madison
County will be hosting this
benefit dinner. All net pro-
ceeds will benefit of the Madi-
son County Memorial Hospital
Auxiliary, as one of their com-
munity projects.
Please contact Wendy M.
Branham at (850) 251-0904
for tickets.

The Church Of The

Missionaries Tim and Jan-
ice Brunk will be the special
speakers at the Barbara
Memorial Church of the
Nazarene, located at 155
Nazarene Church Way (off CR
254 or Dusty Miller Rd.), on
Friday, February 2, 2007, at

6:30 p.m. There will be a cov-
ered dish meal served in the
fellowship hall, prior to the
special presentations.
Tim and Janice earlier
served as missionaries with
the World Gospel Mission and
World Vision International in
Honduras, Bolivia, and Puerto

Rico. They both taught in the
public school system of Geor-
gia for 10 years. Currently
they are serving as coordina-
tors of the mission work and
living in Costa Rica.
Rev. Robert Agner, pastor
of the local church, extends an
invitation to the public.


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The private is an air traffic controller assigned to the 2nd
Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment.
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Followed Train



By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Junior Barrs followed a
path that many people dream
of taking but never do. His path
was made of train tracks.
Barrs began his career
with the Valdosta Southern
Railroad on June 1, 1970. At
the time, the short-line railroad
ran from Valdosta, Ga. all the
way down into Madison. They
would deliver gas tanks to
Cope Gas, owned by Willie
Clare Copeland, and occasion-
ally deliver oil to J.B. Davis.
Barrs said that he was
probably on the last train that
had made the run to Madison
in 1971. The company had pe-
titioned the ICC for the track
from Clyattville, Ga. to Madi-
son to be abandoned. The peti-
tion was approved, and in
1972, the track was taken up.
The railroad had been a
part of the 238-mile Georgia-

Florida Railroad that ran from
Augusta, Ga. to Madison. In
1953, National Container Cor-
poration, which built the paper
mill in Clyattville, bought the
28-mile segment of the Geor-
gia-Florida Railroad from Val-
dosta to Madison. They operat-
ed it until January 1992, when
Rail Management and Consult-
ing Corporation, located in
Panama City, bought the rail-
road from Tenneco Packaging.
The short line's name was
changed from Valdosta South-
ern to the Valdosta Railway.
Barrs had served in the
U.S. Navy in Attack Squadron
172 aboard the aircraft carrier
USS Franklin D. Roosevelt.
He worked in ordnance
and quality control. He was in
Vietnam in 1966 and 1967. Af-
ter coming back to Madison
County from Vietnam, Barrs
attended North Florida Junior
College, where he played base-

ball on a baseball scholarship.
He then went to work for Tri-
County Electric before J.T.
Brinson, one of the conductors
in Clyattville, told him of a job
opening on the railroad.
Part of Barrs' first job was
that of a car accountant, keep-
ing up with rail cars belonging
to other railroads while on the
Valdosta Southern and paying
other railroads car hire or a per
diemf while cars were on the
Valdosta Southern Railroad.
In 1975, he was promoted
to interline freight accountant.
That job was to calculate all
freight costs to transport a train
from Point A to Point B. He
had to figure up the cost and di-
vide it among each railroad
that handled the carload of
In 1982, Barrs was pro-
moted to transportation ana-
lyst. He began doing all the
rates and negotiated rates with
Class One railroads, such as
In 1992, he became the
manager of customer service
and, in March 1998, he became
the general manager of the Val-
dosta Railway.
As the general manager of
the Valdosta Railway, Barrs
had to get his locomotive li-
cense. When there was no en-
gineer or trainman available,
he had to fill in for them.
Barrs said that his favorite
part of the job was dealing with
people and making money for
the company. He said that you
knew that you had done your
job right when you helped the
company make money and
made your customers happy.
Ed Clark, of Rail Manage-
ment, said that Junior Barrs
exemplified "the shortline way
of railroading...whatever it
takes to get the job done! His
greatest asset to the Valdosta
Railway was his ability to
communicate and get along
with people at all levels. Peo-
ple just seemed to like him -
peers, the customers, the Class

Ones. His people skills were a
real asset to Valdosta Rail-

Junior and his wife, Pen-
ny, have three children, Derek
Barrs, Kim Cunningham and
Jenny Aldridge, and five
grandchildren. Junior and Pen-
ny are members of Fellowship
Baptist Church.
Barrs retired on June 30,
2005. When asked what he.
does now that he is retired, he
replied, "Playing golf and fish-
ing and singing with the Last
Call quartet."



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$4.95 per bag

Bass Assassin Zoom &
Culprit Worms
$2.95 per bag

Mann's Stretch 30 Plugs
$11.95 each

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8A Madison County Carrier

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

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Almost every girl has a tions. Therefore, the groom-
picture of her ideal wedding to-be and bride-to-be should
in her mind. She may dream be very careful what to spend
up something that she can vi- on. Here are a few things to
sualize when reading fairy consider:
tales that end with "...and Personalize the decora-
they lived happily ever after." tions. Not only does this add
She sees flowers, ribbons and a personal touch to the cele-
laces. bration but this also cuts
'However, when her wed- down on the cost. For exam-
ding 'day comes, she may pie, if the bride or the groom
have other considerations on is a photographer, they may
her n'ind. She still dreams of choose having photos from
her, but she their collection made the
starts incorporating other main subjects for the recep-
subjects that represent her tion design. The photos may
and her groom, not to men- also be used for invitations
ton that the bride also con-, and keepsakes,
siders the current trends in Consider renting. Most
wedding fashion and decora- of the items that will be used
tiori And the most important for decorations will not be
subject .to talk about when used again. These include the
choosing decorations the centerpieces, the vases, the
costM: arch ways and the artificial
Nobody wants to spend flower arrangements. So ask
the first few months off being your wedding decorator for
maned paying of debts made options to rent these pieces.
durg -the'-d wddirrk prp br" od'' Iials can get-'bored dir-

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instead of having kids
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where kids can be more
casual, and can have a small
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Marriage is a union of and families of the couple.
families. During the Having them perform a spe-
S wedding rites, cial union rite will signify
if posi.hle, that the wedding is not just a
.y o u union of two people but also
S ay of two families.
0 For the food during the
reception, you may inquire
with cooking or culinary arts
schools. They may agree to
cater for the reception for just
the price of the food, or per-
haps, a little more. You may
also have a pot luck by ask-
ing family members and
-** close friends to cook a dish.
SIf you wanted to cut
down on the cost for the wed-
ding party, you can just invite
more people to the engage-
ment party. Usually, only
cocktails and hors d'oeuvres
S i. alter are 'served, which cost less
s ome of than the full set of meals for
the practices to the wedding reception guests.
include the children of For the music, you can
the bride or groom from pre- .look for a local college band
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A gold wedding ring, a
tall, tiered, cake with cream
flourishes, the blushing
bride's long, white gown all
are traditions we associate
with modem weddings. But
these traditions have their
roots in practical, romantic
and even odd ancient cus-
toms. Where did these wed-
ding practices come from?
Let's begin with the wed-
ding cake. The sweet, iced
cakes served today spring
from more humble "grooms-
cakes". These were long, flat
cakes made by a family mem-
As young un-married
girls left the reception, they
took a piece of grooms-cake
wrapped in a piece of bridal
veil, displayed on the table.
The single lady placed it un-
der her pillow that night and
dreamt of her future groom!
The actual wedding cake was
a pound cake that was broken
up and sprinkled over the
couple as a sign of fertility.
This evolved into the tradi-
tion of throwing rice.
Then, stacking the wed-
ding cakes started. The num-
ber of stacks the bride and
groom could reach over for a
kiss represented the number
of children they would have!
Around the 13th century, a
Frenchman began icing
stacked cakes, beginning the
style of wedding cakes we
know today. Now, we look
upon cakes as delicious good
luck symbols, rather than
signs of fertility.
You've heard the phrase
"tying the knot"? In ancient
tribal days a girl was wrapped
in a sheet with a knot tied in
the front, signifying to the
groom and his family that she
was a virgin. The groom had
the privilege of "untying the

knot" on their wedding night. bers..

Did you know that a
bride and her bridesmaids
used to dress identically? In
tribal times, superstitions ran
wild. It was thought to con-
fuse evil spirits if the parties
were dressed alike. The ring-
ing of church bells and the re-
lease of doves also warded off
these spirits. And, the'color of
The best man's duties
were somewhat different, too.
In the days when women
were scarce it was the job of a
tribe's best warrior to steal
potential brides from neigh-
boring tribes. The potential
groom and the warrior would
steal off under cover of dark-
ness. The warrior would then
club the chosen bride over the
head and literally abduct her!
The "best man" from a tribe
could adeptly fight, off angry
relatives, should the girl
awaken prematurely! Later in
Europe, the best man stood to
the right of the groom, ready
with his sword to stop intrud-
ing and unhappy clan mem-

Flower girls and ring-,.;
bearers are newer additions to
wedding parties. Flower girls ;
first appeared in the middle,
ages, bearing wheat to sym-,..
bolize fertility. The ring-bear-
ers were added mainly for .
The circular wedding:;
ring symbolizes eternity. An-':
cient rings were forged of-'
iron, to last forever like mar-
riage. The ring is still placed "
on the third finger of the left
hand. It was thought a vein '
ran directly from the heart to
this ring finger. Thank Anne
of Brittany for the white wed-
ding dress. In 1499 she'
donned a white gown to mar-
ry King Louis VII of France.
Prior to this, women just wore
the best dress they owned.- : '
Whatever traditions you '
plan to incorporate in your"
wedding, why not hire a wed-
ding coordinator to assist
with the details? Create the
glorious wedding of your
dreams, traditional or mod-

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your favorite songs just
downloaded from the Inter-
net and saved to an MP play-
er or CD to be played over
the speakers during the re-
SWhen considering the, '
cost of church decorations,
check if there will be another
couple that will get married,
on the same day. They may
want to coordinate what dec-
orations can be used for both
wedding ceremonies to
lessen the need to change
decorations before or after,
the wedding and to split the
cost.: i F. '
Getting married should>':
not be expensive. After all,;"-
the essence of marriage is in
the union and not in the cele-
bration. You shouldn't try tob':
hard to please the guests.:"--
Your family and friends are' '"
there to rejoice this wonder- ;"
ful event with you and not to
criticize your weddingg. ,
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Tips cfnd Ideas for your big Day

Wedding Date
You can attain substantial
savings if you choose to have
your wedding on a Friday or on a
Sunday. You can book many pro-
fessional services at substantially
lower cost because Fridays and
Sunday are bonus days in which
they are usually free and avail-
Wedding Cake
Order a beautiful 3 tier cake
and the same flavor sheet cake to
be served from the kitchen. ICeep
the cake simple by minimizing
the hand made design of the bak-
er and decorate instead with
fresh matching flowers of the
Some Wedding facilities (Hotels,
Wineries, Bed & Breakfast) may
include the wedding cake as a
package deal.
Purchase fresh flowers from
a wholesale mart and have close
family and friends make-up the
boutonnieres for the Groomsmen
and relatives.
Purchase fresh roses from a
wholesaler and make your own
bridal bouquet with matching
smaller bridesmaid bouquets and
tie the stems with 1" satin rib-
bons that you can purchase from
craft store either by the foot or by
the roll.
Centerpieces Rent some
beautiful crystal bowls about 14"
round and put floating candles
and 3 gardenia ( gardenia usually
cost between $1.50 to $3.00
each) Incorporate more tulle
with less flowers in your decora-
A Bridesmaid's bouquet can
be use to decorate the cake table
and the head table. Incorporate
Taper candles with small flower
centerpieces to create a very ro-
mantic ambiance.

Photography &
One time use camera's can
be placed on each table to allow
your guest to take pictures of the
wedding and the guest.
Designate 2 friends to take
candid pictures of the ceremony
and reception.
Designate 2 friends to take
video of the ceremony and re-
Purchase a smaller wedding
package and purchase the wed-
ding proofs to add to your album.
Use the wedding proofs in your
parents album.
Hire a videographer by the
hour and have the film unedited.
Wedding Coordinator
Hire a professional coordi-
nator by the hour and have them
help you with very specific wed-
ding task. Be very clear in what
you want as to not waste any
time on planning ideas that you
don't end up using.
Wedding Gown
Consider buying a white
dress or gown off the rack and
having it altered.
Shop bridal outlets.
Shop Consignment stores
for slightly used gowns.
Having a dress custom
made for you sometimes may
cost less than purchasing a de-
signer gown.
Have a buffet style banquet
and still have assigned table sit-
Having a luncheon recep-
tion instead of a dinner banquet.
Home Wedding
Home weddings can dra-
matically reduce your cost if
you're able to host the ceremony
and reception in your home or
your family's home, or, consider
a nice garden wedding.

You can have the food
catered by a favorite restaurant
and served buffet style.
You can hire servers or the
restaurant may provide servers
with the food purchase.
Hire a cleaning service a
week before the wedding and
have them return after the wed-
ding to clean up.
Hiring a DJ or having a pre-
taped recording of your favorite
songs and having friend play it
during a your reception can save
you an average of $500 versus
hiring a live band.
Invitation & Calligraphy
If you're handy with the
computer, you can print your
own invitation on your laser
printer. There are so many re-
sources for beautiful paper and
You can purchase pretty
blank thank you notes from sta-
tionary stores for less than $5.00
for a box of 12 notes and match-
ing envelopes.
Select smaller invitations to
save on postage larger invita-
tions weight more and therefore
require more postage to mail out.
Inquire with friends, maybe
one is learning calligraphy. Per-
haps he/she may want to do
yours for half the cost of a pro-
fessional calligrapher take note
from the holiday cards you re-
ceived from your friends, you
may find a calligrapher in the
Wedding Accessories
Make your own flower girl
basket purchase a cute, little,
inexpensive wicker basket from
a craft store and spray paint it
white or off white and decorate it
with fresh flowers the day before
the wedding.
Purchase an inexpensive

Reducing Wedding

Organising a wedding can
create some very stressful sit-
uations. As with all aspects of
life, sometimes things may not
run as perfectly as we'd like,
but it is important not to lose
sight of the big picture. Re-
member that the most impor-
tant thing on your wedding
day is that you are marrying
the person you love. And after
all, isn't that the whole point?
Every couple experiences
wedding stress and these sug-
gestions will help you deal
with it more effectively.
Take a long bath by can-
dlelight and soak-stress away.
Add 1-2 drops of essential oil
for some well deserved aro-

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Sit down and read or
watch a movie. Take a break
from wedding plans if you are
feeling stressed out. A break
will help you clear your mind
and return to the task more fo-
Do something romantic
for your fiance or something
nice for someone else. This
lifts your mood and makes
you feel good about yourself.
Take a vacation or road-
trip with your fiance. Spend
time together and remember
the reason you're getting mar-
ried. This also helps your rela-
tionship grow stronger.
Exercise, and it will help
to relieve stress. The medical
reason for this is that exercis-

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ing releases endorphins.
Sleep. It sounds simple,
but few of us get enough
sleep. As a result, we end up
feeling tired and listless.
Sleep can help with your
mood, energy and focus.
Don't get too upset over
small things, your guests
probably won't even notice!
Get all your suppliers'
service agreements in writ-
ing, in the form of a standard
contract. Spell out exactly
what you want and don't want
when you make the book-
ings. Don't wait until the
wedding day to make major
The week before the
wedding call all your vendors
and check the date, time and
location with them to verify
the correct details. Give a list
of their phone number to
someone in case they don't
show up on the day.
Pack and bring along a
bride's emergency kit which
includes, extra panty hose,
clear nail polish for runs,
Kleenex, aspirin, spot re-
mover, static cling spray,
hemming tape, band-aids, a
sewing kit with safety pins.
For the groom's kit include:
mouthwash, breath mints, ra-
zor, cologne and comb.

garter from a lingerie store
($3.00 to $6.00).
Use the reception facilities
cake servers and knife and toast-
ing flutes and decorate them with
ribbons & fresh flowers.
Purchase gifts for the brides-
maid that they can also use dur-
ing the wedding day such as
mother of pearl necklace, putting
the pearls in a mini silver jewel-
ry box with their names en-
graved would really be a nice
added touch.
Saving Time, and
Your Sanity
One of the key aspect in
planning your wedding is your
time, if you see what you want, if
it fits your budget, buy it... espe-
cially with accessories, not only
do you save money but you also
save time and save stress from
not having to go out and look for
the same accessories again.
Once you have made your
purchase whether its your wed-
ding gown or bridal shoes don't
spend any more time on looking
at the same item anymore, this
will save you time and also not
cause you to second guess your
first choice.
Getting Help
Its time to call in a few fa-
vors think about the people
you know in their respective
profession that you have helped
in the past, perhaps you may
know a professional photogra-
pher that owes you a favor.
Bartering it's a good
The secret in asking for free
help is not to burden any one in-
dividual with an overload of
things to do for your wed-
ding....spread it out, no more
than 1 to 2 task per person, you
want them to share your wed-
ding day not work it.

SFasten fake rings to the
ring pillow, so they won't fall
off. Have an adult carry the
real ones. Also, don't give the
pillow to the youngster until
about two minutes before
they start down the aisle.
Even if you are nervous
and don't feel like it, eat
something before the wed-
ding. Have someone pick up
a sandwich or veggie tray to
share with the bridesmaids.
You don't want to faint before
all your friends and family!

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of Teresa Watford and the late Charles Watford. The
granddaughter of Wayne and Gwen Stanford and Hay-
ward Enfinger all of Panama City. Renee is a 2001
graduate of Mosley High School. She works with their
family business Watford Food Mart, Panama City
Daniel is the son of Terry and Kim Barrs, Pam Smith,
of Panama City Beach and the late Terry Smith. He is
the grandson of Shirley Peavy, Joe and Suzanne Peavy,
Fannie Barrs. the late Frank Barrs, Arthur and Ann
Lawrence, and Merle Smith. He is a 2004 graduate of
Madison County High School and employed with Pate
Electric- in Panama City.
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Covenant Hospice offers grief sup-
port and encourages individuals who
have experienced the death of a loved one
to attend a six-week grief support group
that will meet each Thursday, starting
February 1 through March 7 from 3 p.m.
to 4 p.m. The grief support group will be
held at the First United Methodist Church
328 SW Rutledge Street in Madison.
Bereavement Services are an integral
part of the special care provided by
Covenant Hospice. Grief is a normal,

Painful Return Of
Chickenpox Virus

If you've had chickenpox,
you may be at risk of shingles
- a painful skin disease that
can lead to serious health com-
Shingles is most common
in adults between the ages of
60 and 80, in part because ag-
ing can affect the body's abili-
ty to fight off infections. Shin-
gles is a reactivation of the
varicella-zoster virus that
causes chickenpox and re-
mains in your nerve tissue.
The June issue of Mayo
Clinic Women's HealthSource
recommends you see your
doctor immediately if you sus-
pect shingles. The earliest
warning signs and symptoms
are a burning, tingling, or
numbness in your skin and a
red rash that follows a nerve

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natural response after a loved one's
death, but the feelings of loss after the
death can be overwhelming. Elizabeth
Robinson, MSW, Bereavement Specialist
provides grief support through support
groups, workshops and individual coun-
seling. "A caring support system is im-
portant and a support group can bring in-
dividuals together with others who know
some of what they are experiencing, be-
cause they are going through a similar
situation," stated Robinson.

pathway around one side of
your face or body.
Within a week, the rash
turns into fluid-filled blisters.
Even after the blisters dry up -
usually in one to two weeks -
pain can persist and be severe.
In some cases, the blisters can
become infected and cause
skin scarring. Blisters near the
,eye can cause lasting damage
or blindness. Other problems
may include hearing loss or
brief facial paralysis.
Although there is no cure,
prompt treatment with antivi-
ral medications can reduce the
disease's severity and compli-
cations. These drugs also may
reduce the painful aftereffects
of shingles a condition
known as post-herpetic neural-
gia (PHN). PHN can cause
sharp, throbbing or stabbing
pain long after a shingles rash
has. healed. Other drugs that
may be used for shingles or
PHN include corticosteroids,
antidepressants, anticonvul-
sants, and topical skin creams
or patches containing a local

Support groups allow individuals the
opportunity to share as much or as little
as they feel like sharing in a safe, com-
passionate and caring environment; of-
fering education and information about
the grief process and helpful suggestions
for individual situations.
If you would like more information
about grief, or to register for the grief
support groups, please call Elizabeth
Robinson toll-free 1-800-541-3072 or
(850) 575-3998.

The $1 Million Prostate

Cancer Challenge

Wade F. B. Thompson Gift Challenges
Donors To Help Defeat Disease
A challenge gift of $1 million has been made by Wade F.B.
Thompson, chairman, president and chief executive officer of
Thor Industries, Inc. to the National Prostate Cancer Coalition
(NPCC) for 2007.
The Wade Thompson $1 Million Prostate Cancer Challenge
aims to persuade individuals,' corporations and foundations to
give for the first time, renew a gift or increase their support.
From February 1 to December 31, all donations made to the
NPCC will be matched dollar for dollar, enabling each dollar do-
nated to become two.
"We are excited about the prospect of raising $1 million to
meet this challenge," NPCC CEO Richard N. Atkins, M.D. said.
"NPCC is delighted and honored to receive this gift from Mr.
Thompson. He is a leading philanthropist in this cause and has
been instrumental in the success of our organization and its pro-
grams, particularly the Drive Against Prostate Cancer which is a
life-saving initiative he envisioned and began in 2001."
The Wade Thompson $1 Million Prostate Cancer Challenge
is broken down into two parts. NPCC is challenged to raise the
first $500,000 before June 30. If that amount is met on time, a
second $500,000 challenge gift will be issued by Mr. Thompson
with a deadline of December 31.
The funds will support the NPCC's mission to fight prostate
cancer through early detection, awareness, outreach and advoca-
cy specifically by expanding the Drive Against Prostate Cancer
to test 20,000 men free every year and to further research by dis-
covering a better test for the disease. To date, the Drive Against
Prostate Cancer.has provided free tests to more than 46,000
men, saving countless lives.
"Despite exercise, a good diet, and annual check-ups,
prostate cancer can strike anyone, at any time. Early detection is
the key. I am alive nearly 11 years after detection because my
cancer was caught early and I urge every man to get tested," said
Thompson. "Prostate cancer discovered early is virtually 100
percent curable. I plan to continue trying to find the cure for this
disease that kills more than 27,000 U.S. men annually. I hope
everyone will respond generously because every dollar given
under the Challenge will be matched by me and therefore dou-
Thompson, a three cancer survivor (prostate, melanoma and
colon cancer), has dedicated his life to defeating cancer. Thomp-
son started the Drive Against Prostate Cancer a mobile screen-
ing program for prostate cancer managed by the NPCC. In 2005,
Thor Industries, Inc. donated the program's two vehicles to the
NPCC. Thompson is the chairman, president and CEO ofT Thor
Industries, the largest inanufacturer of recreationrvehicles and a
major builder of buses, which he co-founded in 1980. In 2004,
Forbes recognized Thompson as the "Lord of the Rigs" in a cov-
er story about the business powerhouse turned philanthropist.
How to Give Individuals, companies and organizations can
make contributions to the NPCC by logging on to, calling 888-245-9455, or
writing to: NPCC, 1154 15th Street, NW Washington, DC

Step Up, Florida!sM is a time for you to get active and get healthy by
taking advantage of great physical activity opportunities in Madison County, Florida.
All activities listed on the schedule below are free and open to the public, so come out
and participate for your health!

February 2, 2007 Event Schedule

5:15 am 4. Walk around Lake Francis by advanced walking group who meet on the American
Legion side of Lake Francis. They will do 5 laps around the lake for a total of 4
miles. This group walks 5 days a week, weather permitting, and anyone is
6:00 am *: Men's body fit class at the Madison Country Club. This class meets every Friday.
Call Cathy Rogers for details on this class and other fitness classes that she offers
locally throughout the week at 850-464-4000.
8:00 am The Fitness Place is offering free access to their fitness equipment all day until
8:00 pm. For details call The Fitness Center at 973-3517.
10:00 am *: Chair aerobics at the Madison County Senior Center with Theresa Williarns from the
Madison County Extension Office.
Aerobics and.walk in Lee at Lake Brittany with Michele Register.
4* 20 minute walk on the NFCC campus beginning at the flag pole. Led by Karen
Pickles, FACC Chapter President.
Curves is offering a free tour, figure analysis, and goal setting to the women of the
community from 10:00 am 12:00 pm. For details call Curves at 973-4700.
12:00 pm Kick-off event in Four Freedoms Park in the City of Madison to include a reading of
the Step Up, Florida!sM Proclamation and a presentation by Mark Fenton, former
member of the U.S. national racewalking team.
12:20 pm *: Warm-up and stretch with Cathy Rogers at Four Freedoms Park.
12:30 pm *o Walk departing from Four Freedoms Park to include a lap around Lake Francis.
3:30 pm ** Walk around the lake at Haffye Hays Park in Greenville with the Greenville
Leadership 4-H Club.
Bike rides, aerobics, and walk in Lee at Lake Brittany with Michele Register.
5:15 pm O* Warm-up and stretch with Paige Peavy at Four Freedoms Park.
5:30 pm *- Community walk around Lake Francis.
Additional .* Madison County Schools will participate in various ways during school hours.
Activities: 4* Local daycares will have activities ongoing throughout the day.
Battle of the Sexes, girl's vs. boy's softball team, at Madison County High School on
Feb 1, 2006 at 6:00 pm.
*e Horse clinic by the Saddles & Spurs 4-H Club on Feb 3, 2006. For more information
contact Kathy Floyd.
** Walk on the Hansen/Pinetta trail by the Outdoor Shooting Sports 4-H Club on Feb
10, 2006 at 2:00 pm.

For More Information Call 973-5000 ext 126



Senior Citizens

Get Free Blood

Pressure Checks

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Don Wood, right, a Florida State University nurs-
ing student, checks J.B. Delaughter's blood pres-
sure at the Madison Senior Citizens' Center.Thirteen
students from FSU's College of Nursing were in
Madison County last Wednesday, January 24, at
schools and the Senior Citizens Center, helping peo-
ple become aware of their medical needs. (Greene
Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jacob Bembry, January 24,



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Step Up, Florida.
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Wednesday, January 31, 2007 Madison County Carrier 11A



Throughout the month of
February, the "Step Up, Flori-
da On Our Way To Healthy
Living!" initiative promotes
physical activity and healthy
lifestyles for all Floridians and
highlights opportunities for
physical activity in our com-
munity. On Friday, February
2, join the Madison County
Health Department in cele-
brating the importance of
physical activity as Step Up,
Florida! takes place in Madi-
son County! There is some-
thing for everyone, no matter
your age or fitness level.
There will be great participa-
tion by the schools, local
gyms (The Fitness Place and
Curves), Madison County 4-
H, NFCC, and local commu-
nity groups.
At noon in Four Free-
doms Park, please join them
for the Step Up, Florida! cele-

bration and walk. Registra-
tion will begin at 11:45 a.m.
They will have a reading of
the Step Up, Florida! procla-
mation that has been signed
by the Madison County Com-
missioners and a presentation
by Mark Fenton, a dynamic
motivational speaker and for-
mer member of the U.S. na-
tional race walking team.
There will be group warm-ups
and stretches led by Cathy
Rogers, followed by a walk
around Lake Francis. For
more schedule information,
please see the Step Up, Flori-
da! ad in this week's paper, or
to sign-up, call the Madison
County Health Department at
(850) 973-5000, ext 126.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
once said, "The first wealth is
health." Physical activity is an
important part of good health.
Regular exercise reduces the

When folks enter the nursing home for a permanent stay,
we may often have mixed emotions about their entering the
home permanently. It is important for us to set aside our feel-
ings, and focus on our loved ones.
For newcomers entering the nursing home permanently is a
highly emotional time for them, a traumatic experience to say
the least. We need to try to understand their viewpoint and ex-
periences they will be going through.
Due to the many different diagnosis and difficulties of folks
entering nursing homes, it becomes-necessary for them to live
their remaining days there. Of course they are aware this will
become their permanent residence for the remainder of their
lives i ..:
S-..i Many-residents enter the' fis ing home .griefistrickerin due
to their losses. They perceive theirr lives as a loss. They have
lost the ability to care for themselves. They have lost their
home. They have lost their neighbors. They have lost their in-
dependence. They have lost their privacy. This can be an ex-
tremely sad period of time of their lives. For any of us to lose
what is precious to us is extremely sorrowful, especially for the
To acknowledge their grief is an important component to
their quality of life. We need to be available to listen to their
thoughts. We need to become empathetic to their feelings. We
have no room to feel guilty about their situation that would be
selfish on our part. We need to step outside our personal feel-
ings, and make ourselves available to their needs.
Some residents entering a nursing home feel lonely,
through no fault of ours, it is the sorrowful emotions they have
within themselves. They are living in a new house they are sur-
rounded by strangers, they are involved in new routines, and
everything around them is unfamiliar. This feeling of loss will
eventually diminish once they become one of the family mem-
bers of the nursing home.
The nursing home recognizes the feelings of newcomers,
they are skilled not only in nursing care, the nursing home is
also skilled with family orientation. Nursing homes cheerfully
look forward to newcomers joining their family.
New moves are often uncomfortable and unsettling for all
of us. Going into the unknown can be frightening and sorrow-
ful. Giving up a way of life can fill us with grief and sad-
ness. It is our responsibility to our loved ones to do what is best
for their interest, not have feelings of guilt, and be supportive
of their new experiences. Listen to them, acknowledge their
feelings, and through it all, help them to move forward in this
quest of life.
"When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you
shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been
your delight, Verily, you are suspended like scales between your
sorrow and your joy."
Khalil Gibran


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risk of cardiovascular disease,
which is the leading cause of
death in the United States.
Physical activity helps
control weight, decreases high
blood pressure and reduces
the risks for diabetes and
colon cancer, as well as the
symptoms of arthritis. It can
even reduce anxiety and de-
pression! But despite the evi-
dence of the benefits of regu-
lar physical activity, 50% of
adults in America do not get
enough exercise, and 25% of
adults are not active at all.
More than one-third of high
school students do not get
enough exercise either, and
childhood obesity is an in-

creasing problem in society.
Step Up, Florida! pro-
motes 60 A Day, the Florida
Way, encouraging 60 minutes
of physical activity a day for
better health, but if that
sounds daunting, remember
that every little bit helps! For
example, just 30 minutes of
brisk walking five days a
week will help lower your
blood pressure and control
your weight. The little
changes you make today add
up to big improvements in
your health! The Centers for
Disease Control has several
suggestions for increasing the
amount of physical activity in
your daily life, including:

S Walk, cycle, jog, skate,
etc., to work, school, the store,
or place of worship.
Park the car farther
away from your destination.
Get on or off the bus
several blocks away.
Take the stairs instead of
the elevator or escalator.
Play with children or
Perform gardening or
home repair activities.
Use leg power-take
small trips on foot to get your
body moving.
Exercise while watching
TV (for example, use hand
weights, stationary bicycle
/treadmill/stair-climber, or

Dance to music.
Keep a pair of comfort-
able walking or running shoes
in your car and office. You'll
be ready for activity wherever
you go!
Make a Saturday morn-
ing walk a group habit.
Walk while doing er-
Start today be physical-
ly active for your health! To
find out more about how to
make physical activity a part
of your every day life, or to re-
ceive information about Step
Up, Florida!, contact the
Madison County Health De-
partment at (850) 973-5000.

Coenzyme Q10:

Should You Take This Supplement?

Additional Resources
You may have heard claims that the supplement coenzyme
Q10 can lower blood pressure, boost the immune system and im-
prove certain heart diseases. There are also claims it can help
fight cancer, Parkinson's disease, wrinkles, diabetes, gum dis-
eases and many other problems.
It appears that taking a coenzyme Q1'0 supplement should
be beneficial. Coenzyme Q10 is a vitamin-like compound found
in the energy-producing center of each cell in the body. It plays
a vital role in producing energy in cells. It's also an antioxidant,
a natural compound thought to protect against disease. And, con-
centrations of coenzyme Q10 decline with age and are low in
people with diseases such as heart disease, Parkinson's disease,
cancer and diabetes.
But according to the November issue of Mayo Clinic Health
Letter, scientific evidence doesn't support most of the health
claims. So far, it's not known if low coenzyme Q10 levels cause
disease or if taking supplements can prevent or treat disease. Of
the many coenzyme Q10 studies, most have been small. Many
have not been "controlled," where some participants take a
However, some coenzyme Q10 studies appear to have sci-
entific merit. There has been some evidence of benefit for peo-
ple with Parkinson's disease, migraine and high bloodiftWife,
but more studies are needed. So far, there's not enough evidence
to make medical recommendations.

Talk with your doctor about the pros and cons before taking
coenzyme Q10 to help treat a disease. The role for this supple-
ment in any therapy is supportive at best. It's not a substitute for
proper medical care.

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12A Madison County Carrier Wednesday, January 31, 2007


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Arnold, Sarah Baltzell, Erin Barns,
Amelia Blanton, Miranda Gordon,
C.J. Hinson, Marcus Leyva, Mag-
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William Sircy, instruc-
tional coordinator of the
NFCC Public Safety Acade-
my, announced that the acad-
emy is now accepting appli-
cations for Law Enforcement
and special Cross-over from
Corrections to Law Enforce-
ment classes beginning mid
to late February.
Sircy said, "Corrections
facilities in the area are cur-
rently hiring trained correc-
tions officers. Also, local and
out-of-the area law enforce-
ment agencies are recruiting
at NFCC." He added that the
basic law enforcement cur-
riculum now includes dart-
fired stun gun training.
Both programs are part-
time, varying in duration
with evening classes Monday
through Thursday. Some
weekend training is required.
Classes are 6 11 p.m. in the
Career & Technical Center
(Bldg. 13) on the Madison
campus. Sircy.also reported
that the current corrections
officer class is open-entry,
starting new students every
few weeks.
Law enforcement and
corrections officer training
prepares students for the cer-
tification examinations re-
quired for all Florida offi-
cers. The application process
takes several weeks, so inter-
ested students should contact

gan Groover, Garrett Holman,
D.W. Jarvis, Jake Lamer, Mikay-
la Plain, Josh Williams, and
Joshua Wood.
Seventh Grade
A Honor Roll
Abigail Blanton, and Lind-
say Pinkard.
B Honor Roll
Brigitte Blanton, Erika
Hunter, Brooke Love, Meghan
Maultsby, Taylor Money, and
Kasey Odom.
Eighth Grade
A Honor Roll
Cheltsie Kinsley, and Abi-
gail Vasquez
B Honor Roll
Jarrett Davis, Rebekah
Miller, Brice Putnal, Emily
Webb, and Amanda Wise.

William Sircy
the Academy for application
information or visit key word' :.
Public Safety Academy. Stu-.;:
dents must file a college ap-
plication, pass a Basic Abili-
ties Test, submit official high
school or GED transcripts,
pass a background check and
acquire agency sponsorship.
Basic. recruit students must,
be 18.
VA tuition assistance is,
available for the law enforce-
ment and corrections pro-
grams. The law enforcement:
program qualifies for Federal
PELL grants. Other financial
aid is available to qualified
For information contact
William Sircy, ,850/973-
9482, or email

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NFCC Announces Call For Nominations
For The Jenyethel Merritt Award
Award Honors Outstanding African-American Woman In This Area

Jenyethel Merritt, presi-
dent of Suwannee River Jr.
To commemorate Black
History Month, North Flori-
da Community College and
the African-American Student
Union are seeking nomina-
tions from the public for the
fourth annual Jenyethel Mer-
ritt Award for Civic Service.
The award will go to
a local African-American
woman who has made signifi-
cant contributions to her com-
Nominations will be ac-
cepted through 5 p.m., Feb.
16, 2007. A committee of
AASU students, faculty and
staff will make the selection.
The recipient will be honored
at a reception at the college
Feb. 27.
The late Jenyethel Merritt
was president of Suwannee

River Junior College, a black
community college located in
Madison, FL, which later
merged with North Florida Ju-.
nior College. Merritt was,
Florida's first woman presi-
dent of a public community
college. She was reputed to
be a strong leader who pro-
moted positive college-town
Nominations should be in
the form of a letter and include
the following information:
- Brief explanation of why
person is deserving of the
award (no more than 1 page).
Brief outline of nomi-
nee's personal background,
education, achievements,
and/or contributions to educa-
tion, civic affairs or business'
relations (no more than 1
page). Please do NOT in-
clude attachments, photos,
clippings or other materials.
Name, address, contact
information of nominating
person or organization.
Send nominations to the
Jenyethel Merritt Award Com-
mittee, c/o Devona Sewell,
NFCC, 325 NW Turner Davis
Drive, Madison, FL 32340, or
fax to 850/973-1697 or email
For more information,
contact AASU sponsor De-
vona Sewell, telephone (850)

Public Safety Academy At NFCC Now

Enrolling For February Classes


Wednesday, January 31, 2007 Madison County Carrier 13A


Pinetta Elementary Holds Tropicana Public Speaking Contest

Pictured left to right are: Ceridwyn Griffis, Trenton
Gilmore, and JaQuantae Thomas of Pinetta Elementary
third grade. (Photo submitted)

Pictured above are, left to right: Megan Washington,
Kevin Schmidt, and Alissa Williams also from Pinetta El-
ementary third grade. (Photo submitted)

Jacob Moore, Kylie Greenlee, and Zori Resendez (left
to right) show off their awards. They are students in the
fourth grade at Pinetta Elementary. (Photo submitted)

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Pinetta Elementary fifth grade students shown left to Pinetta Elementary Over all winners proudly display
right with their awards are : Kimberly Fields, Olivia Mur-their awards. Pictured left to right are: Frst place: Jacob
phy, and Brandon Minsey. (Photo submitted) Moore; second place: Kimberly Fields; and third place:
Kylie Greenlee. (Photo submitted)

Seminar On "How to Write A Business

Plan" Set For February 7

North- um"nt to
Florida sta our
own busi-
Sness? Not
~i i. asurea where
9iS T '-ito'"' begin"''
Start at the Small Business
Development Center at North
Florida Community College.
The SBDC is offering a
seminar that helps aspiring
business owners develop and
write a business plan. Busi-
ness plans are a sure way to
increase the success rate of
first-time businesses. In addi-
tion. business plans are re-
quired to if you are interested
in seeking a loan guaranteed

by the Small Bunes, .Ad-
Ed Bagley. SBDC coor-
dinator and econonuic in-
r.isruitor at r.NFCCj said,l
"Burrness plans are must-'
haes for anyone w\antng to
secure funds or resources for
starting a new business."
The seminar is Wed.,
Feb. 7, 2007 from 6 8 p.m.
in NFCC building 7, Room
Interested business peo-
ple may pre-reister through
NFCC Communit\ Educa-
tion by telephone 973-9-153
or onine at Connmni-
tyEd(i'nfic. ediu.

By Gabe Thompson
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Pinetta Elementary School
had a public speaking contest
for all 3rd, 4th and 5th grade
students. The competition was
sponsored by the 4-H.
Students read a two-
minute speech that they wrote
on the topic of their choice.
The language arts teacher
Kara Washington instructed
the students on how to write a
speech, and she gave the stu-
dents public speaking tips.
The winners for the third
grade are Ceridwyn Griffis,
Trenton Gilmore, JaQuantae
Thomas, Megan Washington,
Kevin Schmidt and Alyssa

NFCC's Rebecca Burkart Presents Paper

For Regional, National Conferences
North Florida Commu- ture." vogue and the grow
nity College music instruc- Burkart will present a popular music as a ge:
tor Rebecca Burkart, Ph.D. similar paper to the Popular Scotland. Arnold Bi
will present'a paper entitled Culture Association in teaches private
-::,,'After the Show The Inti- Boston inri.April Herl us- I leson al,.NFCC.
mate Revue in London's band Arnold'B'irkart, Ph.D.,' Bu i'f"i' "'co-direct
West End from 1945-1955" is also presenting a paper, NFCC Community Cl
at the American Musicologi- "Popular Music During the They are residents of M
cal Society Southern Chap- Scottish Enlightenment," at' cello, and have one d
ter conference on Feb. 9-10 the conference. He will ter, Laurel.
at Louisiana State Universi- share the research he has For more inform
ty in Baton Rouge. done on a collection of Scot- contact the NFCC Off
"It's about music revues tish songs from 1780-1820 College Advancemem
that were presented after with emphasis upon the pop- (850) 973-1653 or
plays in small intimate the- ular music found to be in
aters in London's West
End," said Burkart. "The
history of the genre with its
background in the London
Music Hall will be given
and a few of the usual types "
of songs that were included
in intimate revue will be
played." B vI '

*Burkart has interviewed
the composer for many of
the shows, Norman Dannatt,
and has studied approxi-
mately 25 of his songs.
"Some of them are very
.... I satirical especially about the
r,' 1-post-war scene in England,"
said Burkart. "This is a sub-
ject that has never been
thoroughly researched and
Sd an give us a glimpse into
'post-WWII English cul-

Tickets On Sale Now!!

America's top rag time boogie-woogie pianist, Bob Milne, will present a concert
on Fri., Feb. 2, at 8:00 PM, at the Monticello Opera House. The concert will be
presented downstairs, with the audience seated at tables. You won justt HEA R
barrel house music; you'll be IN the barrel house! You'll be fascinated by Bob's
insider stories on the history of American music, amused by his jokes and
amazed at his musical talents. We promise you, you'll have a good time!
That's why we bring him back every year.

Tickets are $15 for adults. $12 for members and $5 Ior students.
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The fourth grade winners
are Jacob Moore, Kylie
Greenlee and Zori Resendez.
Winners for the fifth grade
are Kimberly Fields, Olivia
Murphy and Brandon Mincey.
Overall winners for the
school are Jacob Moore, Kim-
berly Fields and Kylie Green-
The overall winners of the
competition will advance to
the County competition that
will be held on February 16.

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14A Madison County Carrier Wednesday, January 31, 2007


Madison County District Schools Present EETT Community Presentation Night

The Madison County Dis-
trict Schools presented
"EETT Community Presenta-
tion Night" on Thursday, Jan-
uary 18, 2007 at Madison
County High School.
EETT stands for Enhanc-
ing Education Through Tech-
nology. The Madison County
District Schools received a
$886,133.44 grant from the
State of Florida, Department
of Education.
Madison County was one
of eleven districts across the
state to receive this grant.
The purpose of the grant is to
educate teachers and students
in technologies used today to
make learning easier and
Karen Diaz and Mary
Berger of TechKnow Associ-
ates are helping train teachers
to do Project Based Learning
and to incorporate research
using the Individual Inves-
tigative Method (IIM). The

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primary goal is to increase
student motivation for learn-
ing and ultimately, achieve-
The EETT Presentation
Night was a showcase of the
eleven participating teachers
and their students, to show
what they have learned.
Schools represented were Lee
Elementary, Pinetta Elemen-
tary, Madison County Central,
Madison County High and
The night began with Pol-
ly Day and her students from
MCCS and their patriotic pre-
sentation on the "Symbols of
America." They were fol-
lowed by the following teach-
ers and students: Rose
McHugh, MCHS, "Saving the
Environment;" Lea Kalinows-
ki, MCHS, "Civil War II;"
Steve Bass, MCHS, "Clean
Energy for Survival;" Vickie
O'Quinn, MCCS, "Communi-
ties Within the United States;"

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Carroll Ryals, MCCS, "Ex-
plorers;" Susan Phillips, Lee
Elementary, "The Lee Galac-
tic Travel Agency;" Peggy
Ross, Pinetta Elementary,
"The History Behind Symbols

of America;" Audrey James,
MCCS, "Geography and En-
ergy;" Heather Welch,
MCCS, "Time Traveler;" and
Patrick Irvine, Excel, "Natur-
al Disasters." All those in at-

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Kimberly Fields, left, and Athena Duran are pictured
having a good time at the EETT presentation. (Photo sub-

The NFCC Brain Bowl
team competed in the Tom
Deaton Brain Bowl Invita-
tional Tournament in Talla-
hassee, Jan 19-20, 2007.
Faculty advisor Antho-
ny DeLia reported that de-
spite not being able to field
a full team, NFCC im-
proved its win/loss record.
He said, "Some of the
best teams in Georgia,
Florida and Alabama had to
work very hard for their
wins against NFCC this
past weekend."

tendance were entertained and
amazed by the student's pre-
Karen Diaz from New
York City and Mary Berger
from New Jersey. along with
TechKnow Associates assist-
ed the teachers and students in
this project-based learning ac-
Danny Webb, EETT Pro-
ject Coordinator; Dale
Rickards, Board of Education
Central Office; Carroll Ryals,.
MCCS; and Susan Phillips,
Lee Elementary; will be going
to the FETC Conference in
Orlando from January 24 26,
2007. They have been invited
by TechKnow Associates to
do presentations for other
teachers across the state. The
presentations to be highlight-
ed are from students in the
classes of Polly Day, Rose
McHugh, Vickie O'Quinn,
Carroll Ryals, Susan Phillips
and Patrick Irvine.

Information on the pro-
jects and the teacher's presen-
tations are being published on
a web magazine. Readers are
invited to check out the EETT
Project and the student's wqrk
at www.techknowassociates.

Pictured above is Ja-
cob Moore from Pinetta El-
ementary School. Jacob, is
a student in Peggy Ross'
class. (Photo submitted)

In Regional Tournament

The Deaton competi-
tion is a regional event in-
volving teams from
throughout the south.
Although NFCC did
not make the playoff, it did
rack up a win against
Okaloosa-Walton College,
which won the overall tour-
nament in Tallahassee, and
which was state Brain
Bowl champion in 2005.
Team captain, Casey
Arnold from Madison, led
the scoring with 510 toss-
up points. Other team

members are Priscilla Nims 2 and 3. The state champi-
and Mary Nims from Live onship competition is 'in
Oak. Panama City in March.
The team next com- For information contact
petes in the Panhandle Re- DeLia by telephone, (850)
gional Tournament at Pen- 973-1632 or email deli-
sacola Junior College, Feb.
Madison County Central School Releases
Sixth Grade Honor Roll For The Second Nine Weeks
Principal's List Kassidy Stallings.
Lyric Davis, Conner Ginn. A Honor Roll
Christian Griffin. Trey John Gudz. Taylor Hug-
Johnson. Chad Oliver. gins. Ashley KillingS-
Tarvis Peacock. Keeley worth, Jacob Light. and Jd-
Smith, Mlatthew Snell, and cob Robinson.

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Wednesday, January 31, 2007 Madison County Carrier 15A


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The Corinth Christian Academy Warriors boys' team are pictured. Front row, left to
right: B.J. Mulkey, Corey Burnett, Blaise Mendheim, Jordan Fenneman and Zach Bray.
,Back row, left to right: Assistant Coach Tom Parks, Jared Ragans,Tyler Donaldson, A.J.
S"Walker, Mike Rye, Chris McMullen and Head Coach Gary Abbott. (Greene Publishing,
/)nc. Photo by Emerald Kinsley, January 23, 2007)

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The Corinth Christian Academy Lady Warriors have enjoyed a great season. Front
row, left to right: Andrea Abbott, Laura Bontrager, Sharon Bontrager, Ciera Burnett, and
Jessica Taylor. Back row, left to right: Coach Shonda Boatwright, Alayna Abbott, Brit-
tany Creech, Brittany Goyette, Kayla Rye, Miranda Mulkey, Tiffany Phillips and Coach
Mike Boatwright. (Greene Publishing,'Inc. Photo by Emerald Kinsley, January 23,2007)

SBy Gabe Thompson
"'Greene Publishing, Inc.
Corinth Christian Acade-
,gmy lies just outside Madison
.County, across the Hamilton
County line and, because of
its proximity, many students
cross overhand attend the pri-
vate Christian school.
Corinth Christian Acade-

my plays basketball and its
girls' team has a record of 3-
3. The girls have two new
coaches for the 2007 season.
The coaches for the girls'
varsity basketball team are
Mike and Shonda
A number of members of
the girls' team live in Lee and

one lives in Madison. The
Corinth players who live in
Lee are Sharon Bontrager,
Laura Bontrager, Kayla Rye,
and Tiffany Phillips. Miranda
Mulkey lives in Lee.
Ciera Burnett, Andrea
Abbott, Alayna Abbott, Jessi-
ca Taylor, Brittany Creech
and Brittany Goyett make up

the rest of the team.
The oldest players for
Corinth's girls' team are two
ninth graders: Alayna Abbott
and Britany Creech.
Head Coach Mike Boa-
tright spoke of the team,
"They're very athletic and
very receptive with learning
techniques. They're a very

young team, and I anticipate
good things in the future."
Gary Abbott is the head
coach for the boys' team. He
is assisted by Tom Parks.
Six members of the
boys' team live in Lee. They
are Jared Ragans, Tyler Don-
aldson, A.J. Walker, Chris
McMullen, Blaise Mendheim

and Zach Bray..
The boys who hail from
Hamilton and Suwannee
County are B.J. Mulkey,
Corey Burnette, Zach Bray
and Mike Rye.
The boys' team has en-
joyed their season, compet-
ing and showing Christian

NFCC Basketball Player

Has Turned His Life Around
By Gabe Thompson
Greene Publishing, Inc.
During Phillip Clark's first two years of high school he
was academically unablelo participate in high school sports, '
- p ig.",hardrwork -ndddi'atioi' he has turned his life
around. Phillip is now attending North Florida Community
College with a full athletic scholarship.
Phillip was ineligible up until his junior year of high
school when he decided to do all of his work. Phillip's mom
and his high'school coach, Chris Martello, helped motivate
him to do better for himself.
Phillip said, "Coach Martello stayed on me because he
knew I had potential. He asked me, 'What good is it to have
you on the team if you're not going to be here all the way
through high school?"' Phillip decided to prove everyone
wrong and is now bolstering a 3.0 grade point average. a
Phillip plays small forward and power forward for the
Sentinels. He had this to say about the basketball program at
NFCC: "The program here motivates you to go to school so
you can play." Phillip is majoring in sports management and \ a
plans to transfer to the University of South Florida after grad- \'
Phillip sings with a church group here in Madison called
the Anointed Voices of Faith. When asked if he had a message
for those going to school in the same position that he was m,
he answered, "School comes first, so get your education."
He also said, "''Always keep God in your life. There was
always somebody praying for me, so 1 couldn't mess up."
"My roommates and teammates are like brothers to me,"
he added.
He said he looks up to his mother, and she is the most im-
portant person in his life. He stated, "I'm going to make her

Phillip Clark has worked hard to get his grade
point average up, and is now attending NFCC on a
full athletic scholarship. Phillip plays forward on the
NFCC Sentinel basketball team, and is majoring in
Sports Management. (Photo submitted)

Cowgirls Beat Lincoln

By Gabe Thompson
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Madison County High
School girls' basketball
team defeated Lincoln High
School on January 22, in a
close ball game. The Cow-
girls won by one point, with
the final score being 47-46.,
The girls started the
first half off slow falling
behind. They went in at half
with the score 23-17.
The girls trailed by 11
points going into the fourth
quarter, and played excel-
lent defense in the fourth to
take the lead. They held
onto the lead by hitting key
free throws down the
stretch. They hit seven out
of 10 freethrows to hold on

for the win.
Jennifer Hopkins led all
scorers in the game with 20
points; Shontavia Huggins
had 14 points; Lateska
Brown had six points;
Sasha Turner had three
-points; and both Crystal
Hightower and Ayesha
Williams had itvo points
After starting out the
season with a record of 3-9,
the team has gone 7-1 after
Christmas break. They are
3-1 in district games for the
month of January.
Coach Chris Neal stat-
ed, "The girls have really
started to mature and under-
stand their roles, improving
since the break."

Madison Academy

Loses To Lighthouse

By Gabe Thompson
Greene Publishing, Inc.
On Thursday, January
18, the Madison Academy
girls basketball team lost to
Lighthouse Children's
Home. They lost by the
score of 37-31. Madison
Academy was up by a point
at half time, but they could-

n"t keep up with the scoring
of Lighthouse.
Erika Hunter led the
scoring for Madison with
nine points; Brooke Kinsley
had eight points; Ashlyn
Welch had six points; Chelt-
sie Kinsley had six points;
and Abigail Vasquez had
two points.




16A Madison CoinItYG Ca1-riel-


Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Madison County High School

Honors Senior Basketball Players

Monica Wilson, left, escorted senior Tony Brown,
right, onto the court during Senior Night for the basket-
ball teams. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald
Kinsley, January 27, 2007)

Senior Mike Bruton, right, was escorted by Tracy Senior Lorenzo Holmes, right, was escorted onto the
Jackson, left. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald court by his father, Alex Holmes, left. (Greene Publishing,
Kinsley, January 27, 2007) Inc. Photo by Emerald Kinsley, January 27, 2007)

Senior James Mobley, Jr., center, was escorted by
Lorraine Brown, right, and Latoya Flowers, left. (Greene
Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Kinsley, January 27,

Senior Bryan Wiggins, right, was escorted by Mar-
guerita Prince during Senior Night. (Greene Publishing,
Inc. Photo by Emerald Kinsley, January 27, 2007)

.f .
Senior Sasha Turner, center, was escorted by Ral-
phine Gent, left, and Sammie Lee Turner, right, during Se-
nior Night at the high school. (Greene Publishing, Inc.
Photo by Emerald Kinsley, January 27, 2007)

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Sherinita Solomon, left, escorted senior Kendrick
Solomon, right, during Senior Night at Madison County
High School. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald
Kinsley, January 27, 2007)

Ben Pickels, center, was escorted by his parents, Senior Jamie Mobley, center, is shown with James
Howard and Donna Pickels during Senior Night at the Mobley, Sr., left, and Sierra Brown, right, during Senior
high school for the basketball teams. (Greene Publish- Night. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Kinsley,
ing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Kinsley, January 27, 2007) January 27, 2007)

Winford Barfield, left, and Latanya Turner, right, es- Senior Kris James, center, was escorted by his par-
cort senior Lateska Brown, center, onto the court for Se- ents, Ed and Dana James, during Senior Night at the high
nior Night. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald school. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Kins-
Kinsley, January 27, 2007) ley, January 27, 2007)


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Wednesday, January 31, 2007


Madison County Carrier 17A

Cowboys Down Tigers On Senior Night

MCHS Cowboy Ben Pickels (right) gets ready to pass
the ball as a Jefferson County opponent tries to block.
(Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Kinsley Janu-
ary 27, 2007)

By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The seniors at Madison
County High School won
their final regular season
home basketball game and
improved their record to 14-
10 with a 49-35 win over the
Jefferson County High
School Tigers in action
played Saturday, January 27.
The Cowboys trailed at
the end of the first quarter
by a score of 9-8, but came
back in the second quarter to
lead 25-18 at the half.

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The Cowboys never
looked back as their lead
held up.
Tony Brown was the
leading scorer for the Cow-
boys with 17 points. Bryan
Wiggins had eight points.
Jaccobi McDaniel scored
six points. Brad Bruton had
five points, including one
three-pointer. DeAngelo
Tucker and Xavier Tillman
chipped in four points each.
James Mobley scored two
Brown had eight re-

bounds. James and Wiggins
each snatched six rebounds.
James Mobley led the
team in assists with six;

Tucker had four, and Jamie
Mobley had three assists.
Tillman had four
blocked shots.

Kris James, #42, goes up to try to retrieve the ball for
the Madison County Cowboy basketball team. (Greene
Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Kinsley January 27,
-,e ..' A.... .-. ^

DeAngelo Tucker, #32, shoots for two points during
Last Satdrday night's game. The Cowboys went on to win
49-35 against Jefferson County. (Greene Publishing, Inc.
Photo Iy Emerald Kinsley January 27, 2007)

cowgirls Finish
/By Gabe Thompson in front of the home crowd for
/' Greene Publishing, Inc. the last time this season."
The Madison County var- The first half was low
sity girls' basketball team scoring by both teams, but
played their final game of the Madison was leading the game
season against Jefferson Coun, 20-10. "They started off slow
ty on Saturday, January 27. and had to settle down, being
It was senior night and that it was senior night," said
Madison got to play their final Neal.
game at home. The Cowgirls The leading scorer in the
beat Jefferson 62-33. Coach game was Lateska Brown with
Chris Neal said, "I told them to 23 points. Jennifer Hopkins
just go out and enjoy playing had 18 points; Ashley Haynes

MCHS Cowboy Tony Brown, #20, is pictured doing a
lay-up during last Saturday night's win against Jefferson
County. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Kins-
ley January 27, 2007)

Jamie Mobley, #34, goes up to shoot for two points
during last Saturday night's win against Jefferson Coun-
ty. Teammate Kris James gets ready for the rebound.
(Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Kinsley Janu-
ary 27, 2007)

Season With Seven Straight Wins

had eight points; Sasha Turner
had six points; Ayesha
Williams had two points; and
Shontavia Huggins had one
Lateska Brown reached
the 400-point mark for the

season. She finished with 411
total points. She is ranked
among the top three in scoring
for the Big Bend Conference.
She is the leader in points for
the District.
Neal said, "The team and

I had a goal of winning at least
10 games for my first year of
coaching." After starting out
the.season with a 3-9 record,
the team finished third in the
Mt. Dora Tournament. Since
returning to school in January
the Cowgirls have lost only

one game, going 9-1 for the
month. They ended the season
three games over 500 with a
14-11 record. They ended the
season winning seven games
in a row.
"What a first year," said

Sasha Turner gets ready to score for the MCHS Cow-
girls during their game last Saturday night. (Greene Pub-
lishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Kinsley January 27, 2007)

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MCHS Cowgirl Crystal Hightower, #22, dribbles the
ball down the court as teammate Sasha Turner, #4, comes
up to help. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald
Kinsley January 27, 2007)

Madison County Cowgirl Lateska Brown, #33, goes
up for two points while Jefferson County tries to block.
(Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Kinsley Janu-
ary 27, 2007)

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MCHS Cowgirl Ayesha Williams is pictured as she
shoots for two. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emer-
ald Kinsley January 27, 2007)

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will be responsible for assisting in
the booking and jailing of all crim-
inal offenders. Entry level salary
for the position is $9.74 per hour.
Applicants must meet the follow-
ing criteria:

* High School graduate or GED
* Be at least 21 years of age
* Possess or ability to obtain a valid
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* Ability to meet current require-
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Applications may be obtained
Monday through Friday from 8:00
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610 S. Highland Road, Quitman,
All applications/resumes must be
returned to the Brooks County Of-
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position. Applications/resumes
will be accepted until the positions
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Minimum Qualifications:

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High School Diploma or its equiva-
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Sufficient health, physical strength,
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vehicles required.

Valid Commercial Driver's License
Class B with Air Brake Application
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Application Deadline

5:00 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, 2007

Employment applications may be
obtained from and submitted to the
County Commission Office be-
tween 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.
Monday through Friday. Located in
the Courthouse Annex at 112 E
Pinckney St., Room 219, Madison,
Fl. 32340. For further information
on the job itself, contact the Solid
Waste Recycling Office at (850)

Madison County is an Equal Op-
portunity Employer and a Drug
Free Workplace.

Must be RN with Manager Exp.
and good clinical skills. Please con-
tact Amelia Tompkins at 386-382-
7860. Or apply in person at Suwan-
nee Health Care Center, 1820 E
Helvenston St., Live Oak, FL

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