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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: February 14, 2007
Frequency: weekly
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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: VID00045
Source Institution: University of Florida
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Crash Causes

By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
A number of people suf-
fered injuries in a four-car col-
lision on Thursday, February
8, at the intersection of Pickle
Lane and U.S. Highway 90.
According to a Florida
Highway Patrol report, Melis-
sa Flaurr, 18; Tiffany Strick-
land, 35; William Forrest
Brown, Jr., 56; and Sylvester
David Robinson, Jr., 35, were
also traveling west on High-
way 90. Strickland, Brown and
Robinson had braked due to
the fact that traffic had braked
stopped at the busy intersec-
tion at Pickle Lane.
Flaurr failed to stop her
1993 Pontiac in time and
struck Strickland's 1999 Toy-
ota, which in turn struck
Brown's 2001 Ford. Brown's
Ford struck Robinson's 1998
Flaurr was taken to Madi-
son County Memorial Hospi-
tal, where she was treated and
released. Robinson and his two
Please See Crash, Page 3A

Billy Davis

Day Set For

February 17
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Billy Davis Day has been
set up to benefit a resident of
Shady Grove,. who has been
diagnosed with cancer. He is
also the father of a seven-year-
old son named Luke.
The event will be held
February 17.
Davis is currently under-
going radiation treatments in
Tallahassee and is unable to
work at this time. Expenses are
mounting and the organizers
are hoping that the public will
help make Billy Davis Day a
Billy Davis Day will begin
with a Bike Run starting at
noon, which will begin and
end at the home of Louis and
Please See Davis, Page 3A

Wed 73/56
Cloudy skies during the morning
hours followed by scattered show-
ers and thu.

Thu 59/37
Morning clouds followed by after-
noon sun.

Fri 530
Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 50s
and lows in the low 30s.

2 Sections, 30 Pages
Around Madison Co........5-8A
Bridal..... ..........7A
Church............ ......Section B
Classifieds... .......16A
Crim e................. ........... 4A
Editorial................ ........2-3A
H ealth..........................10-1lA
Legals.........................:..... 17A
Outdoors........................... 15A
Regional Happenings........18A
School...................... 12-14A

Four In
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Four people were injured
in a three-vehicle accident on
Thursday morning, February
8, on U.S. Highway 90 West in
According to a Florida
Highway Patrol report, Tamika
T. Brown, 34, of Madison, was
westbound on Highway 90 in a
1999 Toyota four-door.
Christina E. Ebberson, 26, of
Madison, was stopped in a
2003 Ford SUV and Connie R.
Reaves, 46, of Pinetta, was
stopped in a 2000 Chevrolet
four-door. Ebberson and
Reaves were stopped, facing
west on U.S. 90, due to
stopped traffic ahead.
Brown failed to see Ebber-
son ahead of her and struck the
Please See Four Injured,
Page 3A

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Four people were injured in a three-car accident on
Thursday, February 8, when this 1999 Toyota hit a 2003
Ford SUV, causing the SUV to hit a 2000 Chevrolet.

Man Arrested For Battery

On A Law Enforcement Officer
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
A man was arrested on Monday, February 5, for battery on a 1
law enforcement officer and resisting arrest.
According to a Madison County Sheriff's Office report,
Deputy Mel Renz was sent to a residence in reference to an al-
tercation between Johnny Mac Vickers, 49, and one of Vickers'
When Renz showed up, Vickers reportedly cursed him and
pushed him in the chest. Renz informed Vickers that he was plac-
ing him under arrest.
Renz had Vickers on his knees to be cuffed. As Renz led
Vickers to the patrol car, Vickers told Renz that he was going to
kick Renz with his boots.
As Renz began trying to put Vickers in the back of the patrol Johnny Mac Vickers
car, Vickers kicked him three times with his boots and began resisting arrest.
Renz pulled out his taser and tasered Vickers in the chest.
Vickers was taken to the Madison County Jail without further incident.

Attorney General Warns Consumers

About Mortgage Fraud Scams
Attorney General Bill Mc- .. "
Collum has issued a consumer -
advisory warning Floridians ofu
common mortgage fraud
scams. Mortgage scams were
among the top ten categories of
complaints received by the At-
torney General's Office last
year. As National Consumer n
Protection Week draws to a -
close, McCollum again encour-
aged residents of the state to be
aware of scams and fraud
aimed at Florida homeowners.
There are several varia- .
tions of home equity scams of
which Floridians should be
aware. Equity stripping occurs when a lender encourages a consumer to manipulate their loan ap-
plication in order to qualify for a greater loan amount. Loan flipping involves lenders who re-
peatedly encourage consumers to refinance their loans, which may require them to borrow more
money and as a result accumulate higher fees.
Other scams include baiting and switching, where the lender offers one set of terms prior to
the loan application and then pressures consumers to agree to a different set of terms after the ap-
plication is signed. Deceptive loan servicing, another common complaint, happens when lenders
do not provide their clients with accurate or complete account statements and payoff figures.
Consumers shopping for a mortgage loan should take into consideration high interest rates
and additional costs, which could place undue financial burdens on them, Attorney General Mc-
Collum cautioned. He encouraged Floridians to shop around before choosing a lender and re-
minded them not to sign a loan agreement if the terms are not the same as those they were given
when they applied.
Consumers should also ask for explanations of any dollar amount, term or condition they
don't fully understand. If using a broker, General McCollum urged prospective homebuyers to re-
search brokers' credentials to ensure they are properly licensed and certified before entering into
a contract.
Please See Fraud, Page 3A

Melanie Wieland Fundraiser Set For Friday
St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church will be hosting a fundraiser for Melanie Wieland on the
courthouse lawn on Friday, February 16, from 11 a.m. until.
The church invites the community to help make this endeavor a success. They will be serv-
ing a dinner, consisting of grilled chicken leg quarters, baked beans, cole slaw, roll, dessert, and
tea. The price will be $6.00 and all proceeds will be given to the Wieland family to help with on-
going medical expenses.
A fund has been set up at Madison County Community Bank for Melanie Wieland. May
checks for the accounts payable to the Melanie Wieland Health Care Fund.
For more information, please contact the church rectory at 973-2428 or Juan Botino at 973-
0673, or by email at

To Begin Monday
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Jury selection for the
Michael Dover murder trial is
scheduled to begin Monday,
February 19.
In late November 2005, a
four-day manhunt by the Madi-
son County Sheriff's Office p
culminated with the arrest of
35-year-old Michael Lee
Dover at 3:01 on the
morning of Saturday, Novem-
ber 26, by members of the Michael Dover
Madison County Sheriff's Of-
fice's Felony Interdiction Specialized Tactics, team.
According to a Madison County Sheriff's Office report by
Lt. Mark Joost, Dover was sought by the Madison County Sher-
iff's Office since he battered and attempted to kidnap his es-
tranged wife on Thursday, November 17, 2005.
At approximately 9 p.m. on Tuesday, November 22, 2005,
Dover shot and killed 50-year-old Ricky B. Yates at a residence
near Cherry Lake in Madison County. The autopsy revealed that
Yates sustained two gunshot wounds, one to his torso and the
other to his head. Either of these wounds had the potential to be
instantly fatal. Members of the Sheriff's Office pursued leads
and developed information throughout this investigation.
At approximately 9:19 p.m. on Friday, November 25, 2005,
the Madison County Sheriff's Office received a tip that Michael
Lee Dover was at a residence located on Coachwhip Avenue,
north of Madison.
Lieutenant Mark K. Joost, Deputy Chris Andrews and
Deputy John Sleigher of the Sheriff's Office Tactical Team re-
sponded to the residence, along with Sergeant Homer Q. Mel-
gaard and Deputy Mike Maurice. Upon their arrival, the officers
received information that Dover had just fled into a wooded area
on the west side of the residence. After checking several nearby
structures, a perimeter was established' and additional law en-
forcement officers were called out in an effort to contain Dover
and notify nearby citizens. K-9 assistance from Madison Cor-
rectional Institution (Madison C.I.), Hamilton Correctional In-
stitution (H.C.I.) and Mayo Correctional Institution (Mayo C.1.),
aswell as Leon County Sheriff's Officers (L.C,S.O.) Forward-
Looking Infared (F.L.I.R.)-equipped helicopter, were requested.
While numerous members of the Madison County Sheriff's
Office, Madison Police Department and Madison Correctional
Please See Murder Trial, Page 2A

Molnar Chosen

Teacher Of The Year

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Samantha Hall
Karla Molnar, right, was presented with the 2007 Dis-
trict Teacher of the Year Award at the Golden Apple
Awards Banquet held Thursday, February 8; Alan An-
droski, last year's Teacher of the Year, presented her with
the award. For full coverage of the awards ceremony,
please see pages 12 and 13A.

Sexual Predator Moves

To New Address
Christopher Shane Smith, *. -. .* ., '"',''-' ;.
who is registered with the state
as a sexual predator, has moved
from 2837 SE Arrowhead Drive
in Madison.
Smith's new address, listed
with the Florida Department of
Law Enforcement on February
12, is 184 NE Amaryllis Trail,
just off Highway 145 in Madi-
Smith is a 31-year-old
white male, who stands 6'2" tall -..
and weighs 160 pounds. He has
brown hair and blue eyes. Christopher Shane Smith
Smith has no distinguishing scars, marks or tattoos.


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

Road To Nestle Needs Repair Job

With The Publisher

Mary Ellen Greene

A Redneck Valentine

To My "Sweetie"!
Kudzu is green,
our dog's name was Shamrock;
And I'm so lucky
to have a sweet thang like you!
Yore hair is like comsilk
a-flapping in the breeze.
Softer than Shamrock's
And without all them fleas;
You move like the bass,
Which excites you in May;
You ain't got no scales
But I luv you anyway;
Yo're as graceful as okry
Jist a-dancin' in the pan;
Yo're as fragrant as SunDrop
Right out of the can;
You have all yore teeth,
For which I am proud;
I hold my head high
When we're in a crowd;
On special occasions,
S. When you shave yore face,
Well, I'm in hawg heaven,.
SI'm plumb outta my wits;
Still them gals at work,
They all want to know,
What I did to deserve
Such a purty, young buck;
Like a good roll of duct tape like you;
Yo're there fer yore woman,
To patch p life's troubles
And stick'em in the can;
Yo're as strong as a four-wheeler
Racin' through the mud,
Yet fragile as that sanger
Named Naomi Judd;
Yo're as cute as a junebug
A-buzzin' overhead;
You ain't mean like no fire ant
Upon which I oft' tread;
Cut from the best pattern
Like a flannel shirt of plaid;
You sparked up my life
Like a Rattletrap shad;
When you hold me real tight
Like a padded gun rack,
My life is complete.
And there ain't nuttin' I lack.
Yore complexion, it's perfection;
Like the best vinyl sidin';
Despite all the years;
Yore age, it keeps hidin';
And when you get old
Like our'57 Chevy,
I won't put you on blocks
And let grass grow up heavy;
Me 'n' you's like a Moon Pie
With a RC cold drank,
We go together
Like a skunk goes with stank.
Some men, they buy chocolate
For there Valentine's;
They git it at Wal-Mart,
It's romantic that way;
Some men git roses
On that special day
From the cooler at Kroger;
"That's impressive," I say;
Some men buy fine diamonds
From a flea market booth;
"Diamonds are forever,"
They explain, suave and couth;
But for this man, my honey,
These will not do;
For you are too special;
You sweet thang you;
If I get you a gift;
Without taste nor odor;
Better than diamonds
'it'll be a new trollin' motor.

Thanks for my Permanent Valentine
That You painted on my door;
Every day I go to work,
I read yore wonderful message more:

Our Love is Forever,
my Redneck Valentine.

"Nuff said, bye for now...see 'ya."

The Editor:
It appears that the pump house for the unsanitary well of
old, is getting a face lift, the one located on the corer of Indi-
go Street and SR6 in Spring Hammock Sub Div. I passed by the
Nestle property Thanksgiving day on my way to Madison, and
the doors were wide open, so I dropped in and had a chat with
the lone worker that was doing the beautification, thinking that
he was local and could use some extra work that I needed to
have done up the hill.
It turns out that he is from Michigan and Zelpherhill had
sent him down to Madison, in his big shiny luxury muscle pick-
up truck, to "pretty up" 2 pump houses, and then go down to the
Plant City area and do another before returning North.
I thought about Madison county being #1 in Florida's un-
employment, and wondered if the Stock Holders for the Com-
pany knew of this extravaganza and approvedof all this waste
of funds, when there was a road in Spring Hammock that need-
ed repairing?
This worker also told me that they had been doing a LOT
of water testing lately, so, I suppose that they have plans to put
the well in operation sometime in the fore seeable future. He

also stated that he knew of NO plans to fix the Road.
Back in July, 2006, I received a letter from a Law Firm in
Lake City, stating that they were representing Nestle Waters and
that their client had never worked the property OR caused any
road damage in front of the Pump House, and besides, the road
was used by numerous other motorist and that they could have
cause all of the damage. In the very next paragraph they stated
that the area was unrecorded and that very few used the road
and that I lived in another Sub Division, so I should be using the
road provided for that section. BLUE SPRINGS CHURCH
I noticed at the close of the letter that a copy was also go-
ing to be sent to Ms. Meg Andronaco. This is the person that
strongly denied, when contacted at the Plant in Zephyrhills, Fl.
over a year ago, that Nestle Waters owned the property.
I have contacted the State and they have agreed to repair the
area from SR 6 almost to Nestle's damaged area, and I will per-
sonally see that the rest of the road is made, once again safe for
the Property owners and their Guests, ONLY.

J. Erwin Hagan

We Could Have Spent Money Paid To Policom More Wisely

At the Fellowship Baptist Church Tuesday morning, Bill
Fruth presented the POLICOM study, paid for by Madison
County. Fruth believes economics is all, and all other consider-
ations, and those who hold them, aren't worth much. He criti-
cized the public as uninformed, environmentalists as misin-
formed and uniformly anti-business, and college teachers as so-
cialists. And not a word about clean industry for Madison.
If an industry meets the criteria of creating higher wage em-
ployment, then he thinks we should roll out the welcome mat,
roll up our "emotional" concerns about quality of life, and con-
dense our local government permitting process to enable devel-
opers and industry to get what they want even faster.
Fruth thinks coal and nuclear plants are great because they
create higher paying jobs and contribute tax revenue. Does he
know about Taylor County? Does he know how poor areas of-
ten prostrate themselves before the god of jobs and growth by
waiving taxes and other fees to bribe them in?
The large crowd, top heavy with our development folks, all
nodded their heads in near unison with Fruth's pontifications.
Although he claims he was raised in a small town, it was clear
that he: .,,
-doesn't understand the legitimacy of qualityofolife issues
as we see them here in rural north Florida;

Murder Trial

Institution helped to maintain a perimeter and notify residents,
Lieutenant Joost, Deputy Andrews, Deputy Sleigher and Madi-
son Police Department Officer Joey Agner accompanied the
H.C.I, K-9 team during the initial track of Dover.
The H.C.I. team, consisting of Lieutenant Stanley Cribbs,
Sergeant John Morris and Sergeant Chris Sapp quickly picked
up Dover's scent. During this time, Pilot/Deputy Rick De-
backer and Pilot/Deputy Lee Majors of L.C.S.O.'s aviation
unit, Scout 1, arrived and were apparently instrumental in keep-
ing Dover pinned down with their aircraft's F.L.I.R. capability
as well as their other night vision equipment.
After several hours, the Madison C.I. K-9 team, consisting
of Sergeant Billy Richardson, Sergeant Todd Richardson, Offi-
cer Tim Robinson and Officer Donnie Bass, and the Mayo C.I.
K-9 team, consisting of Warden Jim Whitt, Sergeant Whendell
Green, Sergeant Lance Lamb and Officer Edward Harris, re-
lieved the H.C.I. K-9 team. The Mayo C.I. team, who were at
this time accompanied by Lieutenant Joost, Deputy Andrews,
Deputy Sleigher and Officer Agner, quickly picked up Dover's
scent and tracked him in a northeasterly direction to a large hay
A search of the barn was conducted but Dover was not lo-

-doesn't see how we could find value significant to Madi-
son in agri-tourism and retiree retention;
-doesn't understand the reasons for citizen non-participa-
tion in civic affairs have less to do with ignorance and more to
do with skepticism based on experience with "done deal" poli-
cy makers;
-favors shortening the permitting process almost to the van-
ishing point in order to run past the public as fast as possible (He
sees public involvement as an important "problem");
-can't understand how many here in Madison do NOT want
Madison to gain economic strength at the cost of ballooning up
and out with the helter-skelter sprawl that typifies Lake City and
Valdosta and
other "successful" areas (that later turn out to be not so success-
ful); and most of all, he does not understand the endemic dead-
end of the constant drum beat of growth, growth, GROWTH
forever. In their statistical and financial brilliance, these guys,
understand little else about making life worthwhile beyond the
dollar signs.
We could have spent the money paid Policom more wisely
on recruiting clean, green lmaustiyM'to da 1as biro OT

Barry Parsons

cont from Page 1A

cated. The Mayo C.I. team once again picked up Dover's scent
and tracked him in a southeasterly direction towards St.
Thomas A.M.E. Church Road. Shortly before 3 a.m. on the
morning of Saturday, November 26, 2005, the team came to a
yard with a large metal storage building.
Deputy Sleigher covered Lieutenant Joost, Deputy An-
drews and Officer Agner as they entered the building to search
for Dover. During the subsequent search of the building, Lieu-
tenant Joost located a rolled-up mattress in the building. Sus-
pecting that Dover may be inside the mattress, Joost positioned
Deputy Andrews, Deputy Sleigher and Officer Agner behind
cover near the foot of the mattress while he took a position,.,
overlooking the center of the mattress. Without knowing if any-
one was inside the mattress, Lieutenant Joost instructed Dover
to come out with his hands visible.
When there was no response, Lieutenant Joost motioned
for Deputy Andrews to move the foot of the mattress from be-
hind cover so that he could engage Dover if necessary. After the
mattress was lifted, away, Dover quickly displayed his empty
hands and he was handcuffed without further incident. Two
loaded .38 Special revolvers were recovered from Dover's per-

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Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Madison County Carrier 3A


Lee Limelight
Jacob Bembry

Fourteen Baptized
I am always awed by God's wonder-working power. This
past Sunday, I witnessed 10 people, who attend Midway Church
of God, get baptized. After I left, four more people got baptized.
Those who were baptized ranged in ages from six on up to 50.
Among those baptized were Mary Pate; Erika Hodge; Danny,
Lori and Ashlyn Blount; J.W. Phillips; Amanda Doyle; A.J.
Doyle; Devin Cline; Cody Cline; Bethany Phillips; Tiffany
Phillips; Rebecca Phillips; and Jonathan Penny. Praise God! I
am so proud of the people who have made professions of faith
in the Lord Jesus Christ and who were baptized.
One of the people who had joined the church earlier has al-
ready gone home to be with the Lord. Sister Katie Bell Fox died
early Saturday morning. Both friends and family will certainly
miss her.
The Town of Lee is getting geared up for its annual Home-
coming Day on Saturday, March 31. Vendors desiring to apply
for booth space should be ready to fork over $50 for a food
booth and $25 for a booth selling any other type of items, such
as arts and crafts. Information only booths are free. For more in-
formation or to request applications, please call Lee Town Hall
at 971-5867.
The Miss Lee Pageant will be held on Saturday, February
24. The younger contestants will vie for their crowns at 2 p.m.
and the older contestants will square off, beginning at 7 p.m.
Happy birthday wishes go out to Christian Nitschke, who
will be six on Friday, February 16. Jarod Webb will turn 14 the
same day. Rich Quackenbush, Robby Schaefer, Greg Simmons
and Shannon Wirick all celebrate their birthdays on the same
Jack Berghuis, Bill Carey and Makayla Touchton all cele-
brate their birthdays on Saturday, February 17.
Karla Hanners and Rachel Webb celebrate their birthdays
on Sunday, February 18.
Diamond Sherrard has a birthday on Monday, February 19.
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!

lFraud cont from Page 1
The Attorney General's Office provided the following tips
to consider when applying for home equity loans:
Ask specifically if credit insurance is required as a con-
dition of the loan
Keep careful records of any amount paid
Check contractors' references for any construction and
get more than one estimate
Read all items on the contract or application carefully
Ne'er sign an application or contract with blank spaces
Lenders should never pressure applicants
The Home Ownership and Protection Act of 1994 address-
es certain unfair and deceptive practices in home equity lending.
The law establishes requirements, for certain loans with high
rates or high fees. Additionally, the act prevents balloon pay-
ments, which are large lump-sum payments scheduled at the end
of a series of considerably smaller periodic payments and nega-
tive amortization which arises when the mortgage payment is
smaller than the interest due and causes the loan balance to in-
crease rather than decrease. The law also prevents default rates
that are higher than pre-default rates and most prepayment


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passengers, Devonte Robinson and Khalial Sanders, were also
taken to MCMH to be treated for their injuries.
Strickland and her passengers, Camryn Strickland and
Courtney Strickland, were listed as potentially having suffered
injuries in the wreck.
Brown and his passenger, Mary Alice Brown, were also list-
ed as having suffered potential injures in the wreck.
Flaurr was cited for careless driving.
MPD Patrolman David Jarvis was the investigating officer.

DaVIS cont from Page 1

Linda Shaw in Shady Grove. An entry fee of $20 per bike, plus
an additional five dollars for each passenger is required. The fee
will include a dinner after the ride.
A community cookout, consisting of grilled chicken, baked
beans, cole slaw, dessert and beverage will be available for five
dollars a plate. The meal will be served at 3 p.m.
There will also be an auction, with new merchandise on the
auction block.
For more information, please call Linda or Louis Shaw at
(850) 584-3520 (evenings) or (850) 843-0118 (daytime).
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National Security
Joe Boyles
Guest Columnist

SOccupation: Fast Track em-
SSchool: Valdosta Technical
P Institution
Major: Medical Lab
SSpare time: Watching
Movies and attends the Christ-
ian Love church.
Future Plans: BJ hopes to
Transfer to Valdosta State Uni-
versity to major in Psychology
"to work with juvenile delin-
.. quents to help them to become
^, better people to give them
hope and love. To show them
that there is a better life out there and that you can become
anything that you put your mind to."
Motto: "I put God first, stay positive, and always
have a positive attitude on life. You should never give up
and always strive to become the best in anything that you

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Flora Kelly & DOR -v- Raymond Ghent Child Support
Flora Kelly & DOR -v- Sandra Gee Child Support
Pamela Butler & DOR -v- Duwayne Thomas Child Support
Lee Baynard -v- Obra Baynard Domestic Injunction
National Management Recovery -v- Gary & Allie Washington
- Mortgage Foreclosure
Marisol S. Thompkihs -v- Gerard F. Thompkins, Jr. Dissolu-
tion of Marriage
Dale Weaver -v- Lisa Weaver Other Domestic
Irish Glee -v- Matthew Glee Domestic Injunction
Amanda L. Porter -v- David Allen Smithee Domestic In-
Joanna Hatchett & DOR -v- Demetris Blanton Support
Michelle Moore & DOR -v- Brian McKnight Support
Solita McCray & DOR -v- Geremy Jackson Support
Felisa Hayes Aikens -v- Kevin Lamont Aikens Dissolution of
-,Susaa Johnson' & DOR -v- 'Michael Johnson; Sr. Support
Steve Handcock & DOR -v- Adrian Chandler Support
Tarnesha Newton & DOR -v- Elshunti Mattair Support
Carlton Church -v- Quillian Powell Construction Company -
Auto Negligence
Gloria L. Monts -v- Roniel Harris Dating Domestic Injunc-
Kimberly Bennett & DOR -v- Kevin Gardner Other Domes-
Elizabeth Williams & DOR -v- Andrew Graham, Sr. Other
Clarissa Roinson & DOR -v- Steven Adderly Other Domes-
Belinda Turner & DOR -v- Roscoe Burt, Jr. Other Domestic
Rosa Arnold & DOR -v- Gregory Jefferson Support
Belinda Turner & DOR -v- Tony Wooten Support
Rosa Arnold & DOR -v- Roosevelt Lamb, Jr. Support
April Williams & DOR -v- Michael L. Williams Support

IFour Injured

cont from Page 1 A

rear of Ebberson's SUV. Ebberson's vehicle struck the rear of
Reaves' Chevrolet.
Brown and her passenger, Tonisha Williams, 8, were taken to
Madison County Memorial Hospital, where they were treated for
Ebberson was treated for minor injuries. Her passenger, Benton
S. Ebberson, 4, was not injured in the crash.
Reaves and her passenger, Erika A. Reaves, 13, were treated
for minor injuries.
The vehicles in the accident sustained $9,500 in damages.
Brown was cited for failure to use due care.
FHP Trooper Tom Roderick was the investigating officer.

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Poverty vs. Economic Freedom
Recently at a church conference, I sat through a detailed
briefing on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The
idea behind this United Nations initiative was by committing a
small percentage of our income, we could eliminate extreme
poverty in underdeveloped countries by the year 2015.
The briefing did not sit well with me, first and foremost be-
cause this program was developed by the UN. Under current cir-
cumstances, the UN is known more for corruption and heavy-
handed bureaucracy than accomplishing anything significant.
But that wasn't all. I had a lot of nagging questions that went
unanswered. As I looked through the eight well intentioned goals
- like hunger, education, mortality, and disease I didn't see
many goals oriented to addressing the root cause of these mal-
adies. I kept thinking to myself, we've been this road before.
What happened to those efforts, and what makes us think that this
time, we'll be any more effective than in the past?
I recalled a casual conversation with General Kent Davidson
in late 1992 just after we sent in the feed the starving
Somali's: "when I was a lieutenant thirty years ago, I spent a cou-
ple of months dropping food supplies in Somalia." Are these
problems intractable? What good does it do over the long run to
feed a starving population that is unable to feed itself? For exam-
ple, will such actions lead to a spike in the birth rate, merely ex-
acerbating the problem?
Then columnist Walter Williams reminded me of a Heritage
Foundation project called the "2007 Index of Economic Free-
dom." This index rates 157 nations across the world on such mat-
ters as property rights, corruption, monetary stability, and deregu-
lation. The theory is that good governance leads to economic free-
dom and prosperity while the opposite leads to problems like
those addressed by the Millennium Development Goals.
Based on this scale, the nations which permit the greatest eco-
nomic freedom are: Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, United
States, New Zealand, United Kingdom and Ireland. On the other
side of the scale the most repressive governments which deny
their citizens basic economic freedoms: North Korea, Cuba,
Libya, Zimbabwe, Burma, Turkmenistan, Congo, Iran, and Ango-
la. No surprises in either case.
As I thought about the African nations that the UN's MDG
program primarily addressed, an amazing correlation between
poverty and the lack of economic freedom became apparent. Here
are the rankings that I speak of: Angola (149); Zimbabwe (152);
Congo (151); Chad (147), Bidrindi'(I46)~ Sierra Leone (141);
Central African Republic (1 7); R \ anda' (136) ... you get the pic-
ture. In our hemisphere, perennial basket-case Haiti ranks 135th.
The result is hundreds of millions of people trapped in poverty by
their governments that practice repression over freedom.
Professor Williams points out it is common to attribute these
terrible conditions to things like colonialism or the lack of natural
resources, but common sense rejects these silly notions. Of the
top seven nations on the list, six were colonies of the seventh.
And the continents with the poorest nations including South
America and Africa are among the most abundant in natural re-
sources. If you think of nations with a dearth of natural resources,
consider Japan which ranks 18th on the list.
There are a lot of problems that can be explained by econom-
ic freedom. We have an illegal immigration problem and 99 per-
cent of these illegals come across our southern border. Mexico
ranks 49th on the list while Canada ranks 10th. America is at-
tracting these foreign nationals, at least in part because.of our eco-
nomic freedom.
There is a cliche that goes something like this: the people will
get the government they deserve, in other words, the government
they permit. In response to the UN program, the Bush Adminis-
tration responded with the Millennium Challenge Account which
targets poor nations where democracy is on the rise and corruption
in decline. It seems to me that this has a much higher probability
for long-term success than the MDG program.
When asked to tackle a problem, I look for answers that will
provide lasting solutions. I am much more interested in positive
results than good intentions. Who was it that said the road to you
know where is paved with good intentions? How true.
There is another message for us all to consider: we face con-
tinuous challenges to our economic freedom every day. Don't be-
lieve me? When presidential candidate Hillary Clinton says "I
want to take those profits" of oil companies like Exxon-Mobil, she
is threatening to rob our economic freedom. Why because those
profits belong to a private company and its shareholders. When a
politician tells you they have better use of your property than you
do, you have just surrendered a little piece of your economic free-
dom. Like a thief, it comes in the night.

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Kentucky Man Arrested For
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Juan Live Lugo
On Friday, February 9,
2007 Suwannee County Sher-
iff's Deputy George Duren ar-
rested Juan Live Lugo, 25,
S2485 S. Jackson Hwy, Horse
Cove, Ky. Lugo was charged

with driving with no valid li-
According o the Suwan-
nee County Sherriff's Office,
at approximately 10:45 p.m.
Deputy Duren observed a Ford
Van operated by Lugo failing
to stop at the stop sign on Ex-
press Ave. A traffic stop was
conducted where upon request
for license, registration and in-
surance he stated he did not
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Lugo was arrested and
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Man Arrested For Driving

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A man was arrested for
driving with his license sus-
pended with knowledge on
February 9.
According to a report by
Madison Police Department
Inv. Nathan Curtis, he had in-
vestigated a traffic crash, in-
volving Bryan Daniel Durfey,
26, of Mt. Dora on February 1.
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drove to the MPD to get a copy of the crash report. Curtis saw
Durfey drive away. Curtis confirmed that Durfey's license was
still suspended and followed him to a store around the corner,
which Durfey walked into.
Curtis arrested Durfey and took him to the Madison County

Alachua Man Sentenced For

Cattle Investment Fraud
Attorney General Bill McCollum announced on February 9
that an Alachua County man pled guilty to one count of racketeer-
ing and multiple counts of grand theft. Kenneth Moon was sen-
tenced to 12 years in prison for his role in an investment fraud
scam, which swindled over 40 victims out of more than $1 million
they had invested in a cattle business opportunity. Moon was pros-
ecuted by the Attorney General's Office of Statewide Prosecution.
"This career criminal bankrolled on unsuspecting victims who
were doing nothing more than trying to invest their hard earned
money,' said Attorney General McCollum. "I urge all Floridians to
thoroughly research and investigate any investment opportunity to
ensure it is a legitimate offer before acting."
Moon, 35, placed ads throughout the United States, soliciting
investors for the cattle business venture, claiming they could expect
returns of 20 percent per month. He told his victims that their in-
vestment would be fully secured and routinely ployided them with
post-dated, worthless checks and pledges of nonexistent or multi-
ple-pledged assets to serve as "collateral."
The revenue Moon brought in from new investors-was paid in
part to prior investors, creating a pyramid scheme that ran for ap-
proximately six months. He also used existing investors to attract
new investors by paying them secret referral fees for recommend-
ing him to their business acquaintances and friends. ,
Victims invested money from their children's college savings,
credit cards, 401k retirement plans and home equity loans. As a re-
sult of the scam they were left with heavy debts, double mortgages,
bankruptcies, and foreclosures. Many were left without college or
retirement funds. The case was investigated by the Alachua County
Sheriff's Office.
Moon was previously prosecuted by the Office of Statewide
Prosecution for a similar scheme and was sentenced to seven years
in prison in January 2006. Today's sentence will run concurrent
with the previous sentence. Upon his release, Moon must serve one
year of house arrest and eight years probation. He must also make
full restitution to all of his victims.
The case was jointly prosecuted by the Office of Statewide
Prosecution and the State Attorney's Office for the Eighth Judicial
Circuit. Today's sentence was handed down by Eighth Judicial Cir-
cuit Judge Peter K. Sieg.
Group Home Employee Arrested

For Neglecting Disabled Resident
Attorney General Bill McCollum announced on February 9 the
arrest of a Broward County woman on charges that she neglected a
disabled resident, of a group home where she was formerly em-
ployed. Josephine Denise Gordon was arrested that morning by law
enforcement officers with the Attorney Generals Medicaid Fraud
Control Unit.
"Individuals employed by group and assisted living homes are
entrusted with the care and wellbeing of the citizens who reside
within," said McCollum. "My office will not tolerate those who for-
sake this trust. We will prosecute them to the fullest extent of the
The arrest resulted from an investigation by the Medicaid
Fraud Control Units Patient Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation
(PANE) team, acting on information received from the Department
of Children and Families. The investigation revealed that Gordon,
51, was a staff member at Home Sweet Home of South Florida,
Inc., a group home located in Hollywood. Last June, Gordon al-
legedly discovered a disabled resident had taken a scalding shower
and as a result appeared to have second-degree burns on his face,
back and shoulder. Gordon neglected to call 911 or otherwise seek
medical assistance.
The next day, the owner of the facility observed marks on the
residents body and questioned Gordon, who first claimed the marks
were caused by a rash and later denied knowing how the resident
was burned. The resident was then taken to the doctor where sec-
ond-degree burns were diagnosed and treated. It was determined
that as a result of Gordon's neglect, the resident had to wait ap-
proximately 30 hours before receiving appropriate medical care.
Gordon has been terminated from the facility and is currently
being held at the Broward County Jail. She is charged with one
count of neglect of a disabled adult, a third-degree felony. If con-
victed, she faces up to five years in prison and a $5,000 fine. The
case will be prosecuted by the Broward State Attorneys Office.
The PANE Project plays a key role in detecting abuse and ne-
glect of elderly and disabled patients, helping to ensure that effi-
cient and effective health care is being provided. The Attorney Gen-
erals Office has PANE teams in Miami, Tallahassee, Tampa and
West Palm Beach.

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George Washington
Cave, 79, died Thursday, Feb-
ruary 8, 2007.
The memorial service with
military honors was at 1 p.m.
Tuesday, at Beggs Funeral
Home Applachee Chapel.
Memorial contributions
may be made to Habitat for
Humanity, 2921 Roberts Ave.
Tallahassee; Fl., 32310, or Tal-
lahassee-Leon County Animal
Service Center, 1125 Easter-
wood Drive, Tallahassee, Fl.,
He was born in Jack-
sonville, and had resided in
Winter Haven for 43 years be-
fore moving to Crawfordville
' i "ijhi~l"06. He attended
S Floiia State University,
where he was a member of the
first FSU football team. While
attending FSU, ha worked at
Wakulla Springs. He was a
veteran of the U.S. Army, serv-
ing in the Korean War, and re-
tired as an insurance claims su-
He is survived by his wife,
Norma Britton Cave; two sons,
Bruce Mayberry of Fort Laud-
erdale and Norman Mikel
Cave (and wife Robin) of
Crawfordville; a brother,
William."Bill" Cave (and wife
Teenie) of Madison; two sis-
ters, Carolyn Home of Madi-
son and Martha Odom (and
husband Perry) of Tallahassee.

Samuel "Sammy"
Surles, age 65, died Monday,
February 12, 2007 in Tallahas-
see. A native of Cherry Lake,
he lived most of his life in Tal-
lahassee. He retired as a elec-
trical estimator, was an avid
fisherman, gardener, loved fix-
ing things, an Air Force veter-
an, and was a member of Con-
cord Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife,
Pat Surles; one son, Wesley
Surles, and wife Pam, of Talla-
hassee; two daughters, Valerie
Davis, and husband Rocky, of
Crawfordville, and Mary K.
Surles, of Tallahassee; and five
grandchildren, Cody, Avery,
Courtney, Katelyn, and Abi-
The service will be held
on Thursday, February 15,
2007, at 11 a.m., at the Beggs
Funeral Home Apalachee
Chapel, in Tallahassee. Visita-
tion will be Wednesday, Febru-
ary 14, 2007 at Beggs Funeral
Home, Apalachee Chapel. In-
terment will be at Tallahassee
Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, memo-
rial contributions may be made
to the American Heart Associ-
ation, 2851 Remington Green
Circle, Suite C, Tallahassee,
Fl. 32308, or the American
Lung Association of
Florida/Big Bend Region, 539
Silver Slipper Ln., STE A, Tal-
lahassee, Fla. 32303.


February 14
55 Plus Club will meet on Valentine's Day!! The place is the
United Methodist Cooperative Community Center at the corner
of Dill Street and Rt. 145. This is about 5 miles north of Madi-
son on Rt. 145. The time is 12 Noon. Everyone 55 years of age
and older is welcome 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 Pra, who is with the Florida De-
partment of Transportation. Among other items that she will
cover, will be the operation of the Senior Transit, and how that
helps those who need transportation. The date is Valentine's Day
February 14!!! so ask your neighbors, friends and relatives to
come with you and let's make this a great gathering.
February 17
NEYS FROM McGraw, Ny. at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park at 7
p.m. There will be a Love Offering taken.
February 18
Corinth Baptist will be holding their Homecoming Service
beginning at 10:30 a.m. Rusty Bryan will bring the Homecom-
ing message. Following the services, there will be a covered
dish dinner. All are welcome!
February 20
The women of St Mary's Episcopal Church will be hosting
a pancake supper, from 5:30 p.m. 7 p.m., in honor of Shrove

The family of the late Mother Emma Lamb McCall would
like to say THANK YOU! Our hearts are so full of gratitude.
Your prayers, words of comfort, food, beautiful floral arrange-
ments, and the many acts of kindness, both seen and unseen
have been most graciously appreciative. Our prayer is that
each of you be greatly blessed with God's Abundance and

The children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren

-1 Jason and Renata Keeling are proud to an-
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If you're sending out invitations to a formal event, there's a
proper way to address a woman who may be higher ranked than
her gentleman companion or spouse. If the two are married, you
would address it Dr. Jane Doe and Mr. John Doe. If they are
not married, you would put the names on separate lines Dr.
Jane Doe, followed by the gentleman's name underneath hers.

February 22,
11:00 A.M.


The Greenville Public Library and the Madison County
Health Department are co-sponsoring a Chili Cook-off to be
held at the Greenville Public Library on February 22. You can
pick up a registration form at the Greenville Public Library
312 SW Church Ave or the Madison County Health Depart-
ment. For more information call 948-2529.


When you register you will be given rules for the cook-
Judges from the community will award First, Second and
Third prizes. The community is invited to stop by for the
cook-off and do some sampling after the judging is complet-
The Greenville Library staff would like to show you
around "your library" and let you know what services are
Representatives from the Madison County Health De-
partment will also be on hand to give some Helpful Hints to
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SVrs, l murphy verett To Cerateheir 65th WeddngInniversaiy

Mr. and Mrs. Murphy Everett were
married January 31, 1942, in Madison,
Fl. A 65th wedding anniversary 'cele-
bration was held on Saturday, Feb. 3,
2007, at Divine Events near Hanson. It
was hosted by their six children and at-
tended by family members.
The delicious menu consisted of
salad, baked ham, mashed potatoes,
green beans, rolls and cake. The cake
was lovely and the decorations were
sapphire blue in honor of the 65th wed-
ding anniversary.
During the evening, a very special
gift, a scrapbook of their lives, was pre-
A sented to the couple. It started with
pictures of the couple when they were
infants and progressed through their
childhood, when they met at 12 years
of age, were engaged in high school
and married at age 19. It then followed
their lives through the births of their six
children, 13. grandchildren and finally
17 great-grandchildren. There were
pages of "Mutt" with his dogs through
the years and "Doris" at the sewing ma-


chine, where she spent many happy
hours. It brought back many happy
memories to the couple, their children
and families. Much laughter and en-
joyment went into the selection of pic-
tures for the scrapbook. The scrapbook
was a total surprise to the couple.
During the evening, a DVD of
their lives played on the TV screen.
This was a compilation of pictures tak-
en throughout their lives. This really
brought back memories to all in atten-
dance. Everyone joined in the fun of
trying to remember when and where all
these pictures were taken and what the
occasion was. Again, this was a total
surprise to the couple.
They enjoyed their special evening
with their family immensely.
Family members in attendance were
their six children and spouses, Jim and
Sandy Everett of Jacksonville; Ruth and

Bill Rodgers of Titusville; Bill,and Judy
Everett of DeFuniak Springs; Buddy and
Elizabeth Hutto of Cherry Lake; Phil and
Ann Olan of Pinetta; and Glenn and
Lynn Waller of Pinetta. Their grandchil-
dren and great-grandchildren in atten-
dance were: Adam and Sandy, Chris
Elmer, and son Hugh of Jacksonville;
Amy Wood and children Amelia, Va-
lerie, and Emmett of Titusville; Lori
Sapp and son Luke of Mulberry;
James and Lynda Hutto and children
Jake and Katie of Mulberry; Melanie
Guthrie and daughter Elena of Valdosta;
Ga., Ben and Christy Grass and sons
Tyler and Blake of Madison; Ted and
Alesha Waller and son Trevor of Madi-
son; and Jillian Waller ofTallahassee. A
very special guest was Murphy's brother,
John Paul Everett of Jacksonville.

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or of English at Georgia MNilitarN College in \aldosta. Ga.
The groom is the maternal grandson of Robert and Patnca Lester of Valdosta. Ga and
paternal grandson of Stan (decea.,ed) and Evelyn IClucki Coppage of Valdosta. Ga.
He is a graduate of Georgia Christian School and received hlu B.A in Political Science
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Iust The IBys' Choir Of Tallahassee

By Sally Q. Smith, Office for
Advent Christian Village,
Residential Services.
The 19th annual Live' At
Dowling Park Artist Series at
Advent Lehi'itintihanolVillace'
(ACV) is'pleased to host The
Boys' Choir of Tallahassee
(BCT) on Saturday, Februars
17, at 7 p.m. in The Village
Church. From 3 4:30 p.m. on
that same day, the BCT will
conduct a Youth Leadership
Workshop that will focus on
three major topics: self disci-
pline, cooperation and respect
for others, and respect for ones
self. This workshop is open to
boys and girls between the
ages of 8 and 18. Workshop
admission is FREE. Partici-
pants in the workshop will re-
ceive a complimentary ticket
to the concert.
Sponsored by the Florida
State University School of So-
cial Work, the BCT is a com-
munity outreach program for
boys who come from all public
and private schools throughout
.the Tallahassee area that pre-
pares them for the 21st century
through music, discipline, and.
academic excellence. The
choir program, which began in
August 1995, focuses its ef-
forts on counseling and tutor-
ing choir members, thus giv-

ing them new structure and a
goal: college. "Music is the
tool we use to get them into
boys' choir," explains BCT Di-
rector, Earle Lee, Jr. "Once
we get them in and get them
singing, we structure them
academically. It does not mat-
ter how well they sing, once
they finish that last note, they
must be able to pass a stan-
dardized test and get into col-
Lee added, "Our goal is to
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and are on scholarships at a
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es," the BCT continues to
grow in popularity on the lo-
cal, state, national, and inter-
national level. The choir has
performed at churches, con-
vention halls, nursing homes,
group homes, and juvenile
correctional facilities through-
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abroad. The choir has also per-
formed at the Kennedy Center
in Washington, D.C., and rep-
resented the City of Tallahas-
see in the All-America City
Competition in Philadelphia,
Pa. Moreover, the BCT partic-
ipated in the International Mu-
sic Festival in Freeport, Ba-
hamas, and was selected to
represent the State of Florida
at the Millennium celebration
in Italy.
The BCT is proud to be a
part of Oprah Winfrey's "An-
gel Network." According to
Oprah, "This renowned choir
isn't just making beautiful mu-
sic it's -- saving boys from a
dangerous life on the streets."
The BCT web site adds that
because of this remarkable
program, "Each member now
sees himself in a larger, world-
wide context of personal pos-
sibilities and opportunities for
the future. And with each per-

formance they give, our Choir
members lear they have the
ability to achieve and excel."
Ticket prices for this per-

formance are as follows: ACV
Members: $10, Adults (i.e.,
non-ACV Members): $15,
Students (ages 13-18): $4, and
Children (ages 5-12): $3. Ad-
mission for children ages. 4
and under is free. Tickets are
available at the ACV
Cashier's Office, as well as in
Live Oak at the Music Center
and the Suwannee County
Chamber of Commerce. Tick-
ets may also be purchased at
the door on the evening of the
concert. Discounts for groups
of 10 or more are also avail-
able but must be purchased
ahead of time by contacting
Dick Grillo (see contact info
at the end of this article).
Live! At Dowling Park is
pleased to welcome guests
participating in the Reciproc-
ity Program: North Florida
Community College (NFCC)
and Community Concerts of

Lake City, Inc. All events,
with the exceptions of events
with cuisine samplers and the
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NFCC requests that all recip-
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advance to reserve their seats.
For additional infor-
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or to register for the
Youth Leadership Work-
shop, please call Dick
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or e-mail dgrillo@acvil-
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Your Family History?
Fastest Growing Hobby in World

By Lanette Hill
Guest Columnist
To know where you came from is to know why you exist
and where you want to go in the future. Genealogy and Family
History research has become the fastest growing hobby in the
world. It is no surprise because with every home owning their
own computer and internet access to libraries and records from
all over the world, individuals can now trace their family her-
itage back many generations with a click of a button.
New software for their computers allow the data found to be
entered on each individual and the software will automatically
link family units, parents, relatives together. After enough data
on the family has been gathered and entered the software allows
the user to click on what type of ancestry tree they would like to
see or descendant tree. Then before their eyes, in a matter of
seconds, a beautiful typeset, graphical image, ready for printing
of their trees will appear on screen. These trees can be setup
with even photos of the loved ones, birth, death, burial, marriage
information too. The software allows the user to enter text and
data about the different individuals. There are so many auto-
matic features to some of the software; it makes any new ge-
nealogist look professional.
Even with all the internet information available, researchers
will find themselves still needing to visit their local genealogy
or family history research libraries to search through books for
additional records on their family members. Not every town
will have a family history research library but as Madison resi-
dents we are fortunate to have a genealogy library at our access.
Sometimes you will find family history in the public library, but
it is limited. If your home, doesn't have a compute the public
libraries do have some that can be used to do resea l, so every-
one now can have access to the internet.
Once a genealogist is using the internet, they will discover
that there is a genealogist network out there and those individu-
als love working together to solve family mysteries. Re-
searchers are finding distant cousins in other states that they
have never met that are working on the same family history as
they are and this is connecting many more families together.
Families are building their very own websites for family mem-
bers to enter data, photos and information about their history.
Then, of course, there are sites out there that charge a fee to
access records and data from all over the country like ances- Those sites will allow you to set up your own web
pages with your family information but it becomes public to oth-
ers who are working on the same surnames.
It is important that individuals begin to build a record of
their family history and ancestry. Why? Well in years past, fam-
ilies lived, worked and remained in the same locations or sur-
rounding counties making it easy to do a family history, but with
the ever changing mode of travel, cars, train, planes; people
don't remain in the same area now. Families are branching out
all over the country and world. If families do not make a writ-
ten record of the births, deaths, burials and marriage informa-
tion, and children, then it will be very hard to compile the infor-
mation in future generations.
Another problem is that marriages sometimes "do not last a
lifetime" and end in divorce. Sometimes individuals marry sev-
eral times and have children by the different spouses. With the
family spread out it becomes difficult to communicate and re-
main close knit with each other.
More family history books are appearing in the libraries for
others to reference as more individuals have begun to research
their genealogy. These books do not just give facts but include
wonderful photos, and family stories that have been handed
down through generations. They write of family heroes and
family tragedy. The very fiber of all our being is because some-
one lived before us and to remember them is to honor their ex-
istence on earth. To write our family history is to keep them
alive forever for future generations. Our stories about them can
tell us how they lived, what they did for a living, their triumphs
and records of military service. Begin today to write your fam-
ily story.
Lanette Hill is a Madison County resident. She is a photo
restoration and graphic artist-typesetter, as well as a published
family history author. She has researched genealogy and fami-
ly history for many years and has published several books for
different family surnames. Go to this website;; to check if your family history just
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Shands Receives $5 Million Gift For Cancer Hospital f

Shands HealthCare today
announced a $5-million gift
from local philanthropists
Davis and Judi Rembert of
Gainesville toward the $388-
million Shands at the Univer-
sity of Florida Cancer Hospi-
The couple said the gift
allows them to fulfill a life-
long commitment to health-
"Judi and I recognize that
this cancer hospital represents
a major step toward speeding
up a cure for cancer. It will
bring together the existing re-
search, patient care and clini-
cal trials resources of UF and
Shands and it will allow us to
accomplish so much more in
the future," said Davis Rem-
bert, a UF alumnus and a suc-
cessful businessman and pri-
vate investor.
Both Judi and Davis
Rembert were born in
Alachua General Hospital,
now Shands AGH. Davis
Rembert's ties to Shands and

UF continued as he grew up
as the next-door neighbor of
State Senator William A.
Shands, who was instrumental
in funding the original teach-
ing hospital and for whom it
is named. Davis Rembert,
whose great-great grandfather
Gabriel Phillip Thomas came
to Gainesville in 1852 as its
first physician, has been a
lifelong healthcare advocate.
The Remberts co-chair
the Shands at UF Cancer Hos-
pital fundraising campaign
and Davis has served on the
Shands HealthCare board of
directors since 1998 and was
president of the Oak Ham-
mock at UF board of directors
for a decade.
"The Remberts' generous
donation is a wonderful illus-
tration of the trust and faith
they put in Shands and UF,"
said UF President Bernie
Machen. "Like so many peo-
ple, they know first hand the
level of care and commitment
our faculty and healthcare

colleagues provide every
"We're inspired and hon-
ored by the Remberts' long-
term, personal commitment to
our mission of improving
healthcare for the region and
nation," said Shands Health-
Care CEO Tim Goldfarb.
"Davis and Judi are pivotal in
helping us achieve our vision.
The cancer hospital will allow
us to meet the increasing de-
mands for care for many dif-
ferent types of patients. This
gift will impact many lives."

Jerry and Judy Davis of
Jacksonville are friends of the
Remberts and co-chair the
cancer hospital fundraising
effort. Jerry Davis, a private
investor and UF alumnus, has
served on the Shands Health-
Care board of directors since
2001. Both cancer survivors,
the Davises share the Rem-
bert's zeal to see the project
"The Remberts have
made a very generous and
thoughtful gift," said Jerry
Davis. "Their commitment

should serve as an example
for others who are financial-
ly able to help in the battle
against this disease that
touches so many lives."
Judi Rembert added,
"We want our donation to
serve as a catalyst for people
in all corners of the commu-
nity and region, including
the thousands of people
throughout the world who
have been Shands patients.
We want everyone in the
Gator Nation to play a finan-
cial part in this exciting step
forward for cancer care that
we hope will inspire new
treatments and ultimately a
Davis Rembert said,
"Judi and I are inspired by
the caliber of the faculty and
staff within UF and Shands
and we're honored to sup-
port this effort. We should
all feel proud to have a new
state-of-the-art facility in
North Central Florida that
will offer outstanding cancer

care as well as the best
emergency and trauma care.
With all these services, it
will help so many people."
The eight-floor, 500,000
-square-foot facility will
house 192 private inpatient
beds for a variety of pa-
tients, including those re-
ceiving diagnostic and thera-
peutic oncology services. It
also will include a Critical
Care Center for emergency-
and trauma-related services.
Construction is scheduled
for completion in 2009.
One out of every seven
adults hospitalized at Shands
at UF each year is treated for
cancer or cancer-related ail-
For additional informa-
tion about the Shands at UF
Cancer Hospital, including a
fact sheet, .drawings of the
facility, and photos from the
groundbreaking ceremony,
please visit:
http://shands. org/suf-

Psychiatric Symptoms, Strep Possibly Linki
New research suggests that atric disorders. tions, after a short time lag, kind that cause strep throat in
strep infections in children may In an eight-month study of there are increased behavioral some people but occur without
increase involuntary move- 693 children in a Florida public symptoms enough to indi- symptoms in others may
ments and disruptive behaviors school system, University of cate an association," said Tanya cause the body's immune sys-
associated with some psychi- Florida researchers found that Murphy, M.D., an associate tem to interact with brain cells

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sponding rise in involuntary
movements and disruptive be-
haviors symptoms that could
indicate a neurological cause.
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professor of psychiatry in the
College of Medicine. "We did
not assess the children for par-
ticular neuropsychiatric disor-
ders, so we're not saying actual
disorders were present in the
children, but the symptoms
were there."
The research adds weight
to the existence of PANDAS,
short for Pediatric Autoimmune
Neuropsychiatric Disorders As-
sociated with Streptococcus.
Some scientists think a host of
problems such as tics, personal-
ity change, anxiety and obses-
sive-compulsive disorder may
be triggered by strep infections
in some children.
Scientists suspect group A
streptococcal infections the

that cause psychiatric symp-
toms in a small percentage of
young patients.
In findings published this
month in the Journal of Biolog-
ical Psychiatry, UF researchers
describe how they found an as-
sociation between strep infec-
tions and neuropsychiatric
symptoms within a group of
students in a Florida school sys-
tem. Previously, research in the
PANDAS field focused on chil-
dren already diagnosed with
psychiatric disorders.
"We were looking for pat-
terns of association in just a
standard group of children who
ranged in age from 3 to 12
years," Murphy said. "We were
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for eight months and made
more than 5,000 observations."
Throat cultures were col-
lected to test for group A strep-
tococcal infections while a clin-
ician screened for tics and other
involuntary movements of the
fingers, wrists, arms, elbows
and shoulders.
In addition, as the children
waited in line for their neuro-
logical screenings, the re-
searcher made note of tic move-
ments or any of nine categories
of behaviors, ranging from fid-
geting and hair-twirling to ex-
cessive touching and grimacing.
Analysis.,shpwed about.26
percent of children who had two
or more strep infections dis-
played abnormal symptoms
compared with 17 percent of
children who were not infected
or infected only once.
Strep throat and other
group A strep infections are
common in schools and envi-
ronments where bacteria are
easily spread. They are passed
through direct contact with sali-
va or nasal discharge from an
infected person, according to
the National Institute of Allergy
and Infectious Diseases.
Depending on the season -
strep peaks in December and
January more than one in
three children will be infected.
Not all of the children will have
sore throat symptoms, but they
carry the bacteria and can infect
"The medical perspective
has always been that the carrier
states are fairly benign, but
maybe they are not as benign as
we thought," Murphy said.
"That's not to suggest that these
states are increasing children's
risk for rheumatic fever or oth-
er problems that can develop
after an infection, but maybe
there is a milder spectrum of ef-
fects that shouldn't always be

The research was funded in "
part through the National Insti- "II
tute of Mental Health. Other x
scientists involved include Sue
Swedo, M.D., chief of the Na-
tional Institute of Mental J
Health's Pediatrics and Devel-
opmental Neuropsychiatry 't
Branch, and Wayne Goodmani,
M.D., chairman of Ul's psy-
chiatry department.
Determining whether strep
truly triggers psychiatric disor-
ders in some children will re-
quire further exploration. Sci-
entists would next like to mon- o
itor the effect of strep treatment
on psychiatric symptoms or ob-
serve whether a patients' ine- -
tion-fighting antibodies rise-or
fall in step with psychiatric u
'"This is exactly the kind of
study that was needed, a
prospective evaluation to quan- g
tify the increased risk of neu-. t,
ropsychiatric or movement dis- M
orders following strep infec-: it
tions in the general pediatric
population," said Loren Mell, i
M.D., of the University of )
Chicago. Mell was part of a
team that published findings in
2005 that showed strep infec-
tions were associated with in-
creased risk of obsessive-com-
pulsive disorder, Tourette's
syndrome or tic disorder in
children who were already di-
agnosed with a psychiatric dis-
"Further study to show
prospectively that group A
strep infections lead to neu-
ropsychiatric disorders as de-
termined by the Diagnostic and
Statistical Manual of Mental
Disorders criteria would help .-
substantiate their findings,"
Mell said. "Interestingly their
results are similar to ours in the fi
sense that having multiple in- i
factions appears to confera i-
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Roses are Red, Can Chocolate Be Green?

On Valentine's Day, mil-
lions of Americans will say, "I
love you," with chocolate. Yet
the international cocoa industry
has paradoxically led to nega-
tive impacts on tropical envi-
ronments and economies, from
deforestation to child labor.
This summer, Earthwatch
volunteers will explore how ca-
cao farming in Belize can ben-

efit both farmers and tropical
America is the world's
largest chocolate consumer,
eating more than 3 billion
pounds of chocolate each year
and spending $13 billion on it.
Cacao farmers receive a mere 5
percent of these profits, and
most cacao growing areas do'
not feel the benefit of this lu-

The Tallahassee Memorial Cancer Center
has cause to celebrate. For the 45th consecu-
tive year, the TMH Cancer Center has received
accreditation from the American College of
Surgeons Commission on Cancer (ACOS
CoC), the national accrediting body for all can-
cer programs. TMH now retains the honor of
being the longest continuously accredited
Comprehensive Community Hospital Cancer
Program (CCHCP) in the state of Florida.
This accreditation has an even higher dis-
tinction of "accreditation with commendation,"
collecting six commendations out of a possible
nine with no deficiencies in any of the accred-
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"It is so rewarding to receive top honors in
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Although working very
long hours is linked to an in-
creased risk of certain types of
health and safety problems for
particular groups of industrial
employees, other factors-
such as previous health prob-
lems-have a much stronger
effect on overall health, safety,
and productivity, suggests a
study in the February Journal
of Occupational and Environ-
mental Medicine, official pub-
lication of the American Col-
lege of Occupational and En-
vironmental Medicine
"Our results challenge the
assumption that each hour of
work above 40 hours steadily
increases health and safety
risks and reduces productivity.
In fact, no adverse effects
were found until the 60-hour
per week mark. Even then, the
effects were limited to an in-
creased risk of workers com-
pensation episodes for hourly
female employees with a his-
tory of workers comp episodes
and to an increased risk of new
musculoskeletal diagnoses for
older workers." comments
Harris M. Allen, Jr., Ph.D.,
lead author of the new report.
"Our results also raise the pos-
sibility that policies like the
European Union's Working
Time Directive-with across-
the-board restrictions that se-
verely obstruct the capacity to
work longer hours-may
themselves be too blunt and
onerous in today's increasing-
ly competitive marketplace."
Using a database of infor-
mation on a sample of nearly
2,800 workers representing a
heavy manufacturer, Dr. Allen
and colleagues analyzed the
effects of work hours on a
broad range of health, safety,
and productivity outcomes. At
the time of the study, the com-
pany had a policy of strongly
encouraging but not mandat-
ing overtime, resulting in an
employee average of over 43
work hours per week.
While employees in the
above subgroups working 60
or more hours posted a higher
rate of injuries and other
health problems, those with

creative market. Meanwhile, ca-
cao farming is responsible for
an estimated 14 percent of the
deforestation that has destroyed
rainforests in West Africa, and
a large percentage in South
America as well. Earthwatch
teams plan to help things go
differently in the Central Amer-
ican nation of Belize.
"Shade grown cacao can

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other job and demographic
characteristics working 60 or
more hours per week did not
Show this added risk. Nor did
employees working more
"moderate" overtime (48-59
hours) face more risk, regard-
less of their job and demo-
graphic characteristics.
Moreover, working over-
time did not increase the risk
of physical or mental health
problems. Overtime was also
unrelated to "presenteeism"-
days the employee was at
work but performing at less
than full capacity. Indeed, the
larger picture showed that the
number of work hours mat-
tered much less in accounting
for employee outcomes than
factors whose origins preced-
ed the number of hours
worked: compensation type,
demographics, and particular-
ly prior diseases and health
Previous studies have
suggested that long work
hours directly affect the risk
of health and safety, prob-
lems-the more hours worked
per week above 40, the
greater the risk. In the Euro-
pean Union, a policy called
the Working Time Directive
limits average work hours to
no more than 48 per week.
Such policies may pose a
challenge for private sector
employers-especially those
whose operations are struc-
tured in ways that are maxi-
mized when employees work
"Although work hours are
a factor, they should be con-
sidered alongside previous
health and other factors that
comprise the larger context
within which employee
health, productivity and safety
outcomes are determined,"
William B. Bunn III, MD, co-
author, comments. "On both
the research and policy fronts,
more emphasis needs to be fo-
cused on prior health and oth-
er antecedents to the number
of hours worked that better
predict employee safety, lost
productivity and future
ACOEM, an international

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create forest-like habitat for
tropical biodiversity in a rapid-
ly deforested landscape, while
simultaneously providing a lu-
crative crop for agricultural
communities," said Dr. Jorge
Cowich, principal investigator
of Earthwatch's Sustainable
Cacao Farming project
peditions/cowich.html). "The
threats to biodiversity in Belize
are unquestionably rooted in
poverty, rated at a staggering
79 percent in the Toledo Dis-
In July, Cowich (Tropical
Agricultural Research Centre)
will be leading Earthwatch vol-
unteers into the forests of Be-
lize to determine how organic
cacao farms can help turn the
local economy around. Teams
will work near some of the
most pristine rainforest in Be-
lize, and experience a degree of
natural and cultural diversity
few tourists ever see. The
Earthwatch project is just one
of more than 100 around the
globe providing volunteers the
unique opportunity to work
alongside leading scientists.
Cacao trees, the source of
those unusual seeds from
which they make cocoa, are
uniquely suited for organic,
shade grown conditions. The
low trees do best in the protec-
tion of the rainforest canopy,
relying on the tall, mature trees
to protect them from wind and
sun and conserve soil moisture.
Cacao trees also rely en-
tirely on rainforest birds, mam-
mals, and insects to eat their
tasty pods and scatter their
seeds. Other rainforest animals,
from bats to parasitic wasps,
help prevent the outbreak of
pest insects, with out the use of
costly or dangerous pesticides.
Shade grown cacao farms not
only help protect rainforest di-
versity, but are also more pro-

"A growing body of evi-
dence suggests that cacao yield
and local biodiversity may be
interdependent," said Cowich.
"Yet efforts to promote cacao
currently focus on the amount
of land covered by these plan-
tations, rather than their actual
productivity. This means that
benefits for the people growing
cacao are currently very low."
In July, Earthwatch teams
will help Cowich collect infor-
mation on cacao farms in the
tropical forests of Belize. They
will document the plants and
animals found on cacao farms,
and compare it to those found
on land devoted to other agri-
cultural uses. Volunteers will
also measure cacao yields, and
determine the relation between
farm practices and productivity.
Cowich will also be inter-
viewing farmers for indige-
nous knowledge on farming
practices. The Maya people
were .the first to cultivate ca-
cao, and have been growing it
in the region for thousands of

years. With a little help from
Earthwatch volunteers and en-
lightened consumers, they may
be growing it for thousands



Cacao trees are the
source of the world's
chocolate. Earthwatch
teams working in Belize
this summer will help in-
vestigate ways to grow it
sustainably( to benefit lo-
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12A Madison County Carrier


Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Teacher Of The Year banquet

named 2007 Teacher Of The Year

By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Karla Molnar, an English teacher at Madi-
son County High School, was named the Madi-
son County School District's Teacher of the
Year at the Golden Apple Teachers Award Ban-
quet held February 9 at the North Florida Com-
munity College Lakeside Dining Center.
Alan Androski, the 2007 Teacher of the
Year, introduced Molnar as the 2007 District
Teacher of the Year.
Earlier in the evening, Molnar had been in-
troduced by Colleen Sykes, a student in one of ,
her English classes, and Ben Killingsworth,
MCHS Principal. -
Molnar has been teaching English at Madi-
son County High School since 2004. Currently, .
she teaches Advanced Placement English and '
English II Pre-AP. Ms. Molnar counts Madi-
son County High School as one of the best
places she's ever taught.
She and her family moved to Madison '
from her hometown, Ft. Myers, where, over the
years, Ms. Molnar taught English at many of -
the area high schools. Kaa
She is not surprised that she became a
teacher, as education seems to be in her blood. the Year a
Colleen Syk
Growing up, her father was her high school oeen
school's Tea
principal and superintendent of schools as a
matter of fact, Molnar's father inspired her to February 8,
change her college major from journalism to English in order
to teach. "I really believe that we all have a responsibility to try
to make the world a better place; teaching is one profession in
which you can truly provide young people with the tools for
success." She not only enjoys teaching, but she enjoys the en-
ergy, creativity, and fresh perspective her students provide. "I
hope my students learn to become critical, logical thinkers, and
I hope that they benefit from being in my classes as much as I
benefit from teaching them."
She is a 1990 graduate of the University of Florida, where
she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English Literature.
In addition to teaching, she enjoys reading and teaching ex-
ercise classes at the Valdosta. ,YVCA. Her fa Qgrite \\a\ to
--spend-her-4ime is -eh~ing.-a-he e wither huiib nd~I.GreL-' rd"
two sons, Seth and Atticus.
Debbie Pittman, Lee Elementary School's Teacher of the
Year, was introduced by Larry Alderman, the school's princi-
pal, and Merritt Medders, a third grader at Lee Elementary

lnar, center, was chosen the Madison County High Scho
d the Madison County School District Teacher of the
es, left, and Principal Ben Killingsworth introduced her
icher of the Year. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Sa
Pittman believes learning should be fun and take place in a
supportive environment.
"Children are a lot of fun to work with. It's a pleasure to
see the happiness in their eyes when they grasp a lesson," she
Marilyn Ragans, Pinetta Elementary School's Teacher of
the Year, was introduced by Corey Brandies, a student at the
school, and by Beth Moore, the Pinetta Elementary principal.
Ragans has always enjoyed teaching and working with
young children. She is celebrating her 35th year of teaching.
During her teaching career, she taught at Madison Primary
School. Columbia County Kindergarten Ceptle andPinetta El-
ementai School. She^has tight kindergarten. firF-,graide and
Language Arts to kindergarten, first and second grade students.
"Teaching has been a rewarding and challenging career for
me," Ragans said.
Deborah Henry was introduced by Nora Jones, a parent of

one of the children in her class, and by Mel
Roberts, Greenville Elementary School Princi-
Henry follows the motto: "No one can dim a
light that shines from within." She began her <
teaching career as a pre-school teacher at Jef-
ferson County Day Care Center, where she
also acted as director. In 1976, she accepted a
position as a kindergarten teacher at Jefferson
Elementary School in Monticello. In 1979, she
.! became a pre-school teacher at Greenville Pri-
Smary School. After one year, she moved to the
Kindergarten class, where she worked as a
teacher. For the past 28 years, she has served
as a first grade teacher.
S Patrick Irvine was introduced as the Madison
County Excel Alternative Schobl Teacher of
the Year by Maceo Howell, the principal at the

Irvine spent 10 years teaching adult educa-
tion and GED preparation at the Valdosta
STechnical School in Valdosta, Ga. He has been
Teaching at Madison County Excel Alternative
School for the past three years.
iol Teacher of Ansley Rogers, the Madison County Central
Year. Student School Middle Grade Teacher of the year, was
r as the high introduced by Ashley Norwood, a student, and
imantha Hall,
antha Hall, Davis Barclay, one of the principals at the
Rogers is a native of Madison County and is a 1993 graduate
of Aucilla Christian Academy. In 1998, she graduated from Lib-
erty University in Lynchburg, Va. with a B.S. degree. She com-
pleted her teacher certification through the Florida A&M Univer-
sity program at North Florida Community College.
Ceola Graham, the Madison County Central
School Elementary Teacher of the Year, was intro-
duced by Zarkese Haynes, a student, and Principal,
Catherine Wildgoose.
As a child, Graham always wanted to help others
learn new things and help reach their potential. She
received her B.S. degree from Valdosta State Univer-,
sity. Sha.has been j.eaching kindergarten for 15 years.
.i l"My'g' hlsn o4tanged:'-- Graham said. "My
dream has become a reality. I have found joy in help-
ing others learn and reach their potential. Being a
teacher is very rewarding and my ultimate'.dream is to
see my students become productive citizens."

County Central School

Jessica Nprwood, a student at Madison County Central School, left, introduced
her teacher, Ansley Rogers, center, as the Madison County Central School Middle
School Teacher of the Year. Davis Barclay, a principal at the school, also helped in-
troduce Rogers. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Samantha Hall, February 8,

Ceola Graham, right, was introduced as Madison County Central School's
Teacher of the Year by Catherine Wildgoose, left, and by student Zarkese Haynes,
not pictured. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Samantha Hall, February 8, 2007)

Wednesday, February 14, 2007 Madison County Carrier 13A

T teacher Of The ear l3anquet

Pinetta Elementary School Principal Beth Moore, left, and student Corey Brandies,
center, introduced Marilyn Ragans, right, Pinetta's Teacher of the Year. (Greene Pub-
lishing, Inc. Photo by Samantha Hall, February 8, 2007)

Kelly Haynes, a student at Madison County Excel Alternative School, left, and
Maceo Howell, right, the Excel principal, introduced Patrick Irvine, center, as the Excel
School's Teacher of the Year. (Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Samantha Hall, Febru-
ary 8, 2007)

Karla Molnar -



M I ..rR nPF rT. aU UEM a
Greenville Elementary School Principal Mel Roberts, left, and Nora Jones, a parent,
right, introduced Deborah Henry, center, as Greenville Elementary's Teacher of the Year.
(Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Samantha Hall, February 8,2007)

Lee -iementary acnool principal Larry Alerman, ien, ana merri meaaers, rngn, a
student, Introduced Debbie Pittman as Lee Elementary's Teacher of the Year. (Greene
Publishing, Inc. Photo by Samantha Hall, February 8, 2007)

District School Board Of MadigonriCouyi..
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Teachers *


Congratulations, Karla Molnar,
Madison Coupty's Distriict,
Teacher of The Year!
You are an exceptional person, as well as a model teacher,
great motivator, and promoter of positive attitudes
and creativity. We are proud of your achievements and
are well-represented by your selection as Teacher of
The Year. Thank you for all you do on behalf of
Madison County's children and youth.

lP ~4.


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14A Madison County Carrier Wednesday, February 14, 2007


Family, Career And Community Leaders Of America

By Ashley Bell
Greene Publishing, Inc.
"We are the Family, Ca-
reer and Community Leaders
of America. We face the fu-
ture with warm courage and
high hopes. For we have the
clear conscientiousness of
seeking old and precious val-
ues. For we are the builders
of homes. Homes for Ameri-
ca's future. Homes where
truth, love, security, and faith
will be realities not dreams.
We are the Family, Career,
and Community Leaders of
America. We face the future
with warm courage and high
hopes" is the creed for the-
Family, Career and Commu-
nity Leaders of America (FC-
CLA). This creed is recited at
the opening and closing of
each district, state, or nation-
al meeting, and at each FC-
CLA banquet.
FCCLA is a nonprofit or-
ganization that was estab-
lished in 1945. Mrs. Monteze
Walker and Mrs. Robin Smith
head the Madison Chapter.
The local chapter participates
in projects such as; decorat-
ing the Mansion at Christmas,
throwing a Christmas party
for the students of the Green-
wood Academy (a school for
the mentally challenged),
Step up Florida, serving the at
Teacher of the Year banquet,
job shadowing, state and na-
tional competitions and much
FCCLA is a unique orga-
nization that focuses on the
family and youth. Using their
focus, they prepare teens for
adulthood through decisipn-
making skills, planning, criti-
cal thinking, setting goals, in-
terpersonal communication,
creative thinking, and charac-
ter development.
The voting delegates at

Corinth Chris

Falls To Vic
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Aaron Goyette led the Corin
varsity basketball team with 29
to overcome Victory Christian S
Victory stoodvictorious with a 7
Reuben Bontrager chipped ii
riors and Lee Bontrager scored 1
Elias 'Sereno scored four poi
Jeffery Taylor had two point
Jared Ragans scored one poi

the annual National Leader-
ship Meeting elect ten stu-
dents who govern FCCLA as
the National Executive Coun-
cil. Adult representatives,
with an education or business
background, and four youth
representatives, are the Na-
tional Board of Directors.
State and local chapters elect
their own officers and are .
headed by family and con-
sumer science teachers.
Students Taking Action
and Recognition (STAR)
events are a competition that
FCCLA members participate
in to get recognition for ac-
complishments in individual
and chapter projects, occupa-
tional preparation, proficien-
,cy, and leadership skills. The
STAR events are divided into
the following categories: Par-
liamentary procedure, applied
technology, career .investiga-
tion, National programs in ac-
tion, Chapter service project,
illustrated talk, Chapter
showcase, culinary arts, early '
childhood, focus on children,
entrepreneurship, interper-
sonal communications, hospi- The FCCLA Officers enjoying Family Night are picture
tality, and job interview. Each Laurie Smith, Ariel Blanton, Samantha Hall, Ashley Bell, i
participant will receive a
gold, silver, or bronze metal
for his or her involvement.
"We are theFamily, Ca-
reer, and Community Leaders
of America. We face the fu-
ture with warm courage and
high hopes. For we have the d Valc.te
clear conscientiousness of
seeking old and precious val-
ues. For we are the builders
of homes. Homes for Ameri- e9 ack
ca's future. Homes where
triith, love, security, and faith i.. ,
will be realities not dreains."
We are the Family, Career,
and Community Leaders of
America. We face the future
with warm courage and high
hopes." V

ti00 VUrsity f .

ry Christian

ith Christian Academy Warriors .
points, but that was not enough
school, out of Valdosta, Ga., as Winners Breanna Hodge, left, and Jol
70-67 win. Collins, right, are pictured with Samantha
n another 19 points for the War- Hall, Greene Publishing, Inc. sales repre-
12 points. sentative, as they receive their two Wild Ad-
Snts. ventures tickets. (Greene Publishing, Inc.
ts. Photo By Ashley Bell)
int for the Warriors.

By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The Corinth Christian Academy Lady Warriors lost a
close game to Victory Christian, of Valdosta, Ga., by a score
of 48-46.
Andrea Abbott led

with 11 points.

,pouring in 10
Sharon Bontrager
scored eight points.
Alayna Ab-
bott scored seven
SPRAYING points.
Kayla Rye
"S iSH MOSS hhad four points for
anish oss the Lady Warriors.
Mer anda
386-961-8702 Mulkey chipped in
"cen$Sed& Insureid three points.
I8FI&fi Creech scored two
Jessica Tay-
lor had one point.

ed left to right: Jessica Billy, Cody Belinski, Laney Dowdy,
Chelsea Stevens, Mandi Barrs and Kristy Blalock.

Should You Choose
Roth or Traditional IRA?
Provided by Brad Bashaw, Edward Jones
An IRA is certainly a great way to save money for
retirement. But which IRA is right for you "traditional" or
Roth? As is often the case in the investment world, there's
no one "right alaswer" for everyone but the more you khow
before making a choice, the better off you'
To begin with, you'll find two important differences
between the IRAs. First, a traditional IRA has the potential
to grow tax deferred, while a Roth IRA's earnings have the
potential to grow completely tax free, provided you've had
your account for at least five years and you don't begin tak-
ing withdrawals until you're 59-1/2. And second, contribu-
tions to a traditional IRA may be tax deductible (depending
on your income and whether you or your spouse have
access to an employer-sponsored retirement plan), while
Roth IRA contributions are never deductible.
On the other hand, the traditional and Roth IRAs share
some things in common. Both have the same contribution
limits ($4,000 in 2007, or $5,000 in 2007 if you're 50 or
older) and both can be funded annually with virtually any
type of investment stocks, bonds, Certificates of Deposit,
So, given both the differences and the similarities,
which IRA should you choose? Actually, you might not
even have a choice. If you're single, and your adjusted gross
income is more than $110,000, you cannot contribute to a
Roth IRA; if you're married and filing jointly, the limit is
However, assuming your income level does permit you
to choose between the two IRAs, you'll need to ask a key
question: Does the potential tax deduction offered by a tra-
ditional IRA outweigh the advantage of the Roth IRA's tax-
free earnings? As a (very) general rule, you might say that
if you can make deductible contributions and you are going
to be in a lower tax bracket upon retirement and that's'far
from a certainty- then you might come out ahead by select-
ing the traditional IRA. However, even this assumption
requires some complex number-crunching, so, before you
make any decisions, consult with your tax professional.
Apart from this comparison, what other factors could
help you choose between a Roth or traditional IRA?
Consider the following:
Your estimated retirement age If you have a tradi-
tional IRA, you must start taking withdrawals when you
reach 70 1/2. But if you own a Roth IRA, you are never
required to take withdrawals. So, if you are still working at
70 1/2, and you own a traditional IRA, you'll have to take
withdrawals, and pay taxes on them, while simultaneously
paying income taxes on the compensation from your job.
Your need for retirement income If you think you
will be able to preserve a good chunk of your IRA, then you
might find it advantageous to own a Roth IRA, which can
continue potentially growing, tax-free, until your death,
when it will pass on to your heirs. Of course, you can also
leave a traditional IRA in your estate, but, since you'll be
forced to start taking withdrawals at 70-1/2, you might have
significantly less to pass on than you would with a Roth

Clearly, there's a lot to consider when choosing between a
traditional IRA and a Roth IRA. See your tax advisor for
help in making the right choice but don't wait too long to
put an IRA to work for you.

Brad Bashaw EdwardJones
Investment Representative
114 SW Range Avenue
P.O. Box 631
Madison, FL 32341
Bus 850-973-8334 Fax 877-516-2596
Hm 386-362-6204 Toll Free 866-973-8334
Serving Individual Investors Since 1871


Wednesday, February 14, 2007 Madison County Carrier 15A


Spring Is In The Air At Wakulla Springs

By Jeff Hugo
The crimson red seeds of the red maple trees dangle anxiously
from their parents' limbs. They wait with anticipation wondering
whether they will live to float in their pinwheel dance to freedom
and germination. The cold fronts and freezing temperatures may
cut short those hopes and leave them empty lifeless shells.
The unseasonably warm weather of December and January has
created the quandary that faces the red maple, the red bud, and oth-
er plants here at Wakulla Springs State Park. Encouraged by two
winter months of above average temperatures, they gamble an en-
tire season's reproduction with activity six weeks prior to what is
Being first to reproduce provides a great opportunity for the
participating plants. The young seedlings will have first dibs on the
best locations and a head start to receive optimal sunshine. Of
course it comes with the risk of freezing temperatures and the
chance of losing everything..
Good planning seeks to take advantage of favorable conditions
and prepare contingencies to counter the unfavorable. Plants do
not always have the adaptability to cope, but people often do. Just
as the plants are a little ahead of the game this year, we are busy
making plans for future programs and activities at the park.
One of those future arrangements is a four-part training session
for potential volunteer river guides. On March 10, 17, 24, and 31;
participants will learn how to safely operate the river boats, identi-
fy the wildlife, and tell the story of the Wakulla River to park visi-
Outgoing, friendly folks, who would like to volunteer their ser-
vices, should contact the park's volunteer coordinator, Jackie Turn-
er, no later than February 22nd. She can be reached at (850) 561-


Fooled by warm early winter temperatures, prema-
ture red maple seeds wait to spiral to the promise of the
forest floor."
7281 or email Take a step for-
ward and volunteer for something that you've always wanted to do.
If you've never stepped out and planned to attend an early
evening dinner cruise, don't let Saturday, March 3rd pass by with-
out making reservations (850) 224-5950. By then, warmer weath-
er should grace the river with its encouragement. Trees will be be-
ginning to bud and birds will be starting their breeding activities.
Perhaps even the bull gators will be inspired to release a bellow or
The buffet dinner following the cruise may offer delicacies
such as fried shrimp, glazed chicken breast and our chef's signature
London broil. There will be plenty of salads and sides all topped
off with scrumptious desserts including key lime pie. Your
cruise, dinner, tax, and tip are all included in the $29 per person
If you would like to look forward to a free activity at the park
come join us for a "Woods Walk" with Bob Thompson on March
10th from 10:00 am to noon. Bring your camera and meet in the
lobby of the lodge. Spring will be in full swing. Bob hap-
py to introduce you to the plants and animals that are out and about
after their winter's rest. An avid photographer, Bob will be happy
to share a few pointers!
In the tradition of planning ahead and being prepared, mark
April 19, 20, and 21 on your calendar. Be one of the guests en-
chanted by the Wakulla Wildlife Festival. Choose to indulge in one
of the premium guided tours. Feast on the smooth jazz sound of
Sammy Tedder 'Live' Friday evening at Art on the Terrace. Engage
in an enthralling bird of prey or reptile show Saturday. Whatever

your choice, there will be something of interest for everyone.
Go online at www. to get more in-
formation about the premium tours and free activities. You can
print your registration form and call (850) 224-5950 to make festi-
val reservations.
Please don't delay. Even though there are many free tours,
presentations, activities, and exhibitors to enjoy, space on the pre-
mium tours is limited. Please plan ahead to enjoy these rare op-
portunities to be engrossed in Wakulla's wonderful wildlife.
If you don't have computer access, call Wakulla Springs State
Park (850) 224-5950 to receive a festival information packet. The
staff is always happy to serve you and answer your questions.
We hope that like the red bud and red maple you are set to take
advantage of the opportunities in the great outdoors. Whether you
choose to follow the dream of being a guide on the Wakulla River,
to take a walk on the wild side with camera in hand, or to enjoy the
excitement of tle Wakulla Wildlife Festival; participate in the fu-
ture with Wakulla Springs State Park.

Public Service Annouiicement
From The City of Madison

A Gas leak could be dangerous but gas
itself has no odor. So, for your safety, a
smell like rotten eggs is added. If you
smell such an odor:
1. Don't use the telephone.
2. Don't turn lights on or of, or use
anything electrical.
3. Go outside right away.
4. Ask a neighbor to call the gas
5. Don't go back into the house until
the gas company says it's safe.
(850) 973-5081 City Hall Working Hours
(850) 973-5075 Fire Dept. After Hours

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* Install smoke alarms outside sleeping
areas and on each floor of your home
and test them regularly.
* Keep fire extinguishers near places
prone to fires, like stoves and fireplaces,
and know how to use them.
* Eliminate electrical hazards, like over
loaded outlets and frayed electrical cords.
* Have chimneys professionally inspected
and cleaned each year.
* Don't smoke in bed and use ashtrays to
extinguish cigarettes.
*Take extra care around fireplaces and
space heaters.
* Store flammable liquids in labeled metal
containers away from heat sources.
* Be careful when cooking, turning pot
handles inward and unplugging appliances
when not in use.
* Store matches, lighters and flammable
materials out of children's reach.
* Plan an escape route, with two ways to
get out of every room in your home, and
practice it often with your family.
* Place escape ladders next to the windows

Play it safe!
Stamp out the fire hazards in your home and
exercise caution when using heat sources!

"Banking Good Enough To LastA Lifetime

Farmers U
& Merchants
Greenville, FL 948-2626
Tallahassee Monticello
Member FDIC

l p 349 SW Range Ave.
J Madison, FL
ZoO" (850) 973-2045

FARMERS Brad Meister
FURNITURE Store Manager

in sleeping areas in the upper levels of
your home.
* Take a safety class and learn what to do
in the event of a fire.

s Appliances



Tire & Mu

1064 East US 90
Madison, FL
(Beside Clover Farm)

(850) 973-3026

Madison Bottling Plant


and Insalin

Home elder care: Will assist with
activities of daily living, NFCC Pa-
tient Care Technician Certificate.
CPR Certified Available now-
Madison area. Call Beverly at 850-
Excavating. Work
Land Clearing, Ponds, Stump Re-
moval, Demolition, and Roads. No
Job Too Small. Free Estimates. Call
Paul Kinsley at 850-973-6326
I build sheds, decks, handicap
ramps, exterior carpentry work,
window and door replacement.
Call Bob: 850-242-9342

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

Notary Public
Will Travel
Call Joan at.

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

AUCTION 3/10/07

1996 1500 Pickup
Club Cab; Short Bed; V8; Auto-
matic; SLT Sport Package, Full
Power Equipment. One owner,
excellent condition $4,500. Call

25 Ibs. of Clean
just $2

Wanted peafowl. Need one ma-
ture -male now before spring, but
will buy pairs if needed. Call 850-
973-6131 or 850-464-1.165. Also
want giineas.

Ukulele Needed
Do you have a ukulele sitting
around the house? If so, how
about donating it to a church
gr6up just organized. Call Mary
Ellen Greene at 973-4:141. i.;,.:
i' .-i r e .t i~e,' i ttlttst

Read about Bettas and Danios,
Predator Prevention in Ponds, Ma-
rine Crusties like the shrimp from
Nemo all in Aquarium Fish Maga-
PET SHOP Madison FL 850-973-

Fo Rent~w~l

Newly Renovated Home
Greenville, FL, 3 br, 1 bth, Den,
Kitchenette. Gas Heater, Stove, Re-
frigerator, Washer/Dryer, New Car-
pet. $5,00 mo., plus $500 security.
Call 850-464-2513.

s-outhem Villas of
C, Kadison C9partments

HUD vouchers accepted. 1, 2, &
3 BR, HC & non-HC accessible
apts. Call 850-973-8582/ TDDTTY
711. 200 Southern Villas Circle,
Madison, FL 32340.
Equal Housing Opportunity.
Cambridge Manor
Apartments designed for Senior's
and Disabled. 1 & 2 bedrooms,
HUD vouchers accepted Call 850-
973-3786 TTY Acs 711 "This in-
stitution is an equal opportunity
provider and employer."

reenville Pointe

Apartments D

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

2bdrm/1 bath MH in park on
Highway 53 in Madison,
$135/wk includes electric, ten-
ant to pay for propane.
Call Erin Levin
at 850-570-0459

with state highway frontage-23
acres, Corner lots. Fronts both
Harvey Greene Drive and High-
way 53 South. Natural gas line,
8 inch water main, access to city
util ues, ir ,hxay,, n ice ,
ffom t'o power companiess,
Property has easy access to I-10,
via SR 53 & SR 14. Will build to
suit tenant.
Call Tommy Greene

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

Two 1 acre lots on small lake
Pinetta area Madison County, own-
er financing 17,900 each. Landcall- 941-778-7980
FEB. 17th 10 a.m. 5 p.m.
20 100' x 110'building lots
$50,000 Each (w/infrastructure)
1st five sold...$4,000 rebate
next 15 sold...$2,500 rebate

Stuart $192,400
Curtis $189,900*
*Hospice Fundraiser
Lender on site



'93 Mobile Home 14x80
Manufacture: Fleetwood Weston
Features: Two bedroom, two bath,
large living room, kitchen bar, gar-
den tub, front porch, excellent con-
dition. Contact: Joel or Vanessa at
850-973-3979, leave message



- Call Susan Today! 973-4141

Publishing, Inc. '- .
News / School/ Sports
Reporter needed.
Must be a team player, able to
handle multiple tasks, and be
able to cover a variety of stories.
Experience in writing/reporting
preferred. Must have an excel-
lent knowledge of English gram-
mar and its proper usage. Apply
in person only at the Madison
County Carrier newspaper of-
fice, located at 1695 South SR

Drivers: Co. CDL-A Excellent Pay
+ Benefits! $3,000 Retention
Bonus! More Home Time! Pd. Hol-
iday/Vac. + Med. & Dental 404-
346-0960 x22626
$ AVON $
:In 2007 Start Your Own Business
Start Up Kit $10
Call Dorothy
Truck driver for sanitation compa-
ny, full-time. Requirements: class
B license, able to pass drug screen,
clean MVR. Send resume to P.O.
Box 987 Lake Park, GA 31636.
This is a Monday-Friday position.
No weekends.

Delivery Driver needed.
Must have clean driving record.
Apply in person. Olives Elec-
tronics & Auto 896 E. Base St.

Assistant Managers and
District Manager Trainee
Join a fast growing team of man-
agers in the Convenience store
business. Now accepting applica-
tions for qualified people for the
following areas: Madison, Jasper,
and Lake City, Florida. We offer a
competitive salary, weekly pay,
bonus, incentives, paid holidays,
and vacation. Must have retail ex-
perience and willing to work a flex-
ible schedule.
Apply at any Fast Track Locations
or Call: 866-539-7685 ext. 24 Fax
Resume to: 352-333-1161 email

Southeast Regional
Home Weekends
Allen Freight Services is now offer-
ing southeast regional runs for class
A drivers who need to be home
weekends. We offer a comprehen-
sive benefit package, late model
equipment and 95% no touch
freight. For more information, ex-
perienced divers may call Randy at
800-632-8769. Inexperienced dri-
vers call Lavonna at 877-440-7890
or you can go to our website for ba-
sic requirements www.ptsi- EOE
Insurance agency looking for a
take-charge staff person. Estab-
lished office in Madison. Must be
customer service oriented.

Professional appearance, prefer in-
surance license, but not mandatory.
Willing to train the right person.

Competitive salary, plus growth po-

Please send resume to Keith Har-
grove, 145 East Base Street, Madi-
son, Florida 32340




LPN or RN needed
7P 7A
Suwannee Health Care Center
1620 E. Helvenston St.
Live Oak, FL 32064
Please Contact Angela Akins or
Amelia Tompkins at 386-362-7860
FT Carpenter
Advent Christian Village
658-JOBS (5627)

FT Carpenter. High school diploma
or equivalent desired. Qualified fin-
ish carpentry experience required.
Competitive pay & good benefits
for FT positions. Apply in person
at ACV Personnel Department
Monday through Friday from 9:00
a.m. until 4:00 p.m., Carter Village
Hall, 10660 CR 136, Dowling Park,
FL; fax resume to (386) 658-5160.
EOE / Drug-Free Workplace
Criminal background
checks required



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Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Madison County Carrier 17A

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NOTICE The Dislti Scho.,l Board of %ladion C),unl, I rlrida, uill hlld a public
hearing on Tuesday, April 3, 2007 at 6:00 p.m. The meeting will be held in the School
Board Meeting Room of the Superintendent's Office, 210NE Duval Avenue, Madison,
Student Progression Plan

The proposed document may be viewed at the School Board Office, 210 NE Duval Av-
enue Madison, Florida.
Statutory Authority: 120.54, 1001.43 ES.



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*Great Development Location Form 2 238 Acres Farm 4 30 Acres CR 274
.Excellent Cropland Troy McCroan Rd Zoned Mixed Use (2:1)
* 221Are Cotton Ba Zoned Ag (1:10) Excellent Hcmeste
-* 221te Cotton Base Dothan Soil
* 161+ Acr'Peanut Base 1800 SF 2 Bed, 1 Bath Framed Home
Farm 1 150 A& CR 69-A Farm 3 40 Acres- CR 274
SZoned Mixed Use (2:) Zoned Mixed Use (2:1) Selling from Farm I
* Paved Road Frontage .Road Frontage on 2 Sides For Complete Details Call
Rowdl Realty &Au-ionCo., In. 800-323-8388
10% Buyers Premium AU 479. AB 296 Myrs Jackson CA CES. AARE Auction Coordinator

CASE NO.: 2006-438-CA




ERIC SZEWS, et al,



NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclo-
sure dated the 1 day of February, 2007, and entered in Case No. 2006438-CA, of the
Circuit Court of the 3RD Judicial Circuit in and for Madison County, Florida, where-
JECT PROPERTY are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at
the FRONT DOOR OF COURTHOUSE at the Madison County Courthouse, in
MADISON, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 6th day of March, 2007, the following de-
scribed property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit:

Commence at the Northwest corner of the NW 1/4 of the SE
1/4 of Section 26, Township 1 North, Range 10 East, Madison
County, Florida, on the South side of a 30.00 foot county main-
tained graded road, said point also being the POINT OF BE-
GINNING; from said point of beginning, run North 89"34'52"
East a distance of 316.59 feet; thence leaving said road right of
way run South 00"08'14" West a distance of 688.04 feet; thence
run South 89"34'52" West a distance of 316.45 feet; thence run
North 0007'31" East a distance of 688.04 feet to the POINT

TOGETHER WITH a 1999 LIMI doublewide mobile home,
identification numbers FLA14614467A and FLA14614467B,
located thereon and considered a part thereof;


In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), Dis-
abled persons who, because of their disabilities, need special accommodation to partic-
ipate in this proceeding should contact the ADA Coordinator at 101 S. Range, Madi-
son, FL 32340 or Telephone Voice/TDD (904) 973-4176 prior to such proceeding.

Dated this 1 day of Feb., 2007.

Tim Sanders
As Clerk of the Court

Ramona Dickinson
As Deputy Clerk

/f 7214




CASE NO. 2006-494-CA



Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of
Foreclosure entered in the above-tyled cause, in the Circuit Court of Madison Coun-
ty, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Madison County, Florida, described as:



at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash. At the west hont doorsteps of
Madison County Courthouse, 101 South Range Street, Madison, Florida 32340 at
a..,on March 6,2007


Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, ff any, other
than the property owner as of the date of the his pendens, must fie a claim within 60
days after the sale.

Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the day of Feb, 2007.


By Ramona Dickdson
Deputy Clerk

Law Offices ofDaniel C Consuegra
9204 King Palm Drive .
Tampa,sL33619-132& i
AttorneysforPlaintat r

In accordance with the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, persons needing a spe-
dal srcomnurlann to participate in this proceeding should contact the ASA Coordi-
natr no later than seven (7) days prior to the proceedings.If hearing impaired, please
call (800) 955-9771 (TDD) or (800) 955-8770 vocee), via Florida Relay Service.

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Offer void where prohibited.

18A Madison County Carrier Wednesday, February 14, 2007


Dollar Tree Announces Store Opening

In Lake Park, Ga.

Mill Store Plaza

dollar store marketplace, of-
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appeal to the whole family.
The company continues to
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everyday items. Dollar Tree
stores are open seven days a
week and are typically located
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grocery stores or mass-mer-
About Dollar Tree
Dollar Tree Stores, Inc.

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more. As of Oct. 28, 2006,
Dollar Tree operated 3,192
stores in 48 states. During
the third fiscal quarter, Dollar
Tree opened 50 stores and
expanded or relocated 28
stores. The Company's re-

tail selling square footage to-
taled approximately 25.9
million at Oct. 28, 2006, a
14.1 percent increase com-
pared to a year ago. The
Company also operates a
coast-to-coast logistics net-.
work of nine distribution
centers. Dollar Tree trades
publicly on the NASDAQ
Global Select Market under
the ticker symbol DLTR. For
more information, visit.

(NASDAQ: DLTR), the na-
tion's largest $1 discount vari-
ety store, opened its doors at a
new location in Lake Park,
Ga. The 12,836 square foot
store is in Lake Park Outlet,
5185 Mill Store Road.
"After 20 years in busi-
ness, we are still proud to offer
Lake Park area consumers an
opportunity to find great val-
ues every day of the week.
We are eager to serve the com-
munity by providing a fun and
convenient shopping experi-
ence at a price that is right for
everyone," stated Chelle

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Dollar Tree.
Not only is Dollar Tree a
fun place to shop, it is a great
place to get the things you
need. Consumers can find ex-
ceptional variety and value for
everyday, seasonal and spe-
cialty items as well as food
and snacks, health and beauty
care necessities, office sup-
plies, toys and much more. It
is a great way to get more for
your money.
Shopping at Dollar Tree is
becoming an increasing part
of American life. Retail statis-
tics show that 69 percent of all

U.S. households shop dollar
stores and well over one-third
of all Americans visit a dollar
store each month. More and
more shoppers are visiting a
dollar store first to find bar-
gains before they shop more
traditional retailers.
A wide range of con-
sumers are drawn to Dollar
Tree. "It is tough to tell
which is more appealing to
our shoppers the consistent
low prices or the thrill of our
ever-changing merchandise
selection," added Gagliano.
Dollar Tree has rapidly
expanded its business in the


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