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Title: Madison County carrier
Uniform Title: Madison County Carrier
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Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 58 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Tommy Greene
Place of Publication: Madison Fla
Publication Date: July 11, 2007
Frequency: weekly
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Madison -- Madison
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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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Pursuit Leads To

Arrest Of Man On

Drug Possession

A Madison man was arrest-
ed on drug possession charges
following a pursuit.
According to a Madison
County Sheriff's Office report,
on Sunday, July 8, Cpl. Mike
Maurice was patrolling High-
way 53, south of Madison when
he spotted an older model
Chrysler traveling southbound
with no tag visible.
As Maurice turned around
to intercept the vehicle and con-
duct a traffic stop, the vehicle
accelerated to a high rate of
speed. While Maurice was ap-
Please see Pursuit,
Page 4A

Banks, Harris

Murder Trial Set

For Monday

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Francisco Ronnie
Banks Harris, Jr.
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Jury selection will begin
Monday, July 16, for two men ac-
cused of murder two years ago.
Judge Leandra Johnson has
indicated that Monday will be
the last day that she will enter-
tain a plea from either of the
two men, who were accused of
murder, following a shootout on
Father's Day, June 19, 2005.
Raymond Stewart was the
first victim to die. John Walton
Please see Banks-Harris,
Page 4A

By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
A t-shirt company claiming
that they are representing the
Madison County High School
cheerleaders and raising funds
for the squad, recently contacted
this newspaper.
Judy Hill, the MCHS cheer-
leading sponsor, said that she had
not spoken with a t-shirt compa-
ny about raising funds for the
squad and that she did not believe
the company was legitimate.
Ben Killingsworth, MCHS
principal, said that the high
school does not outsource
fundraising activities to busi-
nesses that profit from the sale of
items or advertising on such
things as the t-shirts.
A number of scams continu-
ally float around involving high
school athletics. If you have been
contacted by one of the compa-
nies, please call the Madison
County Sheriff's Office at 973-4001
or the Madison Police Depart-
ment at 973-5077.

Two Die In Apparent Murder-Suicide
Two Madison residents are girlfriend's lifeless body was ly-
dead after an apparent homicide ing face down on the floor be-
followed by a self-inflicted gun- side him. A neighbor called the 1a SS, .
shot wound bythe perpetrator. Madison County Sheriff's Of- _-

On the evening
July 6, 42-year-old
Jose Ramiro De
Paz was outside
his Big Oak Trail-
er Park residence,
drinking with
friends and ac-
quaintances when
he informed his
son that he was go-
ing inside briefly

of Friday,

Evidence at th
to indicate tha
sustained a s

At approximately 9:40 p.m.
witnesses heard several gun-
shots. Since both doors to De
Paz' residence were locked, his
son forced entry
He located his father, who
was bleeding from an apparent
gunshot wound, sitting on the
floor of his bedroom. De Paz
was holding a handgun and his

fice communications center to
report the
Susne appeared shooting.
at D Paz shot hiS Kevin Ander-
tWie ef0Iorehe son was dis-
patched to
0gle sel-inlicted the scene.
t woInd. Deputy Tim
G. Nagy and
David E. Harper also responded
to assist with the preliminary
investigation and crowd control.
Paramedic Albert Leggett and
E.M.T. Tonya Shipp of Madison
County E.M.S. responded to the
scene and pronounced both vic-
tims dead.
Please see Murder-Suicide,
Page 4A

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Deputy Tim Nagy, right, interviews a woman and two girls who
saw someone run out of the house where the murder-suicide oc-

Fireworks Spark Blaze Which Destroys House

By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publish-
ing, Inc.
An abandoned
house on Happy
Street was de-
stroyed by fire
Saturday evening,
July 7.
According to a
Madison Fire and
Rescue report,

they responded to
an alarm for the
house at approxi-
mately 6:40 p.m.
that evening.
There was no one
in the house at the
Children play-
ing with fire-
works started the
James Brown
was the owner of
the 'abandoned

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Children playing with fireworks caused a blaze, which totally engulfed an
abandoned structure on Happy Street, on Saturday evening, July 7.

Burn Victim

In Critical

By Ashley Bell
Greene Publishing, Inc.
On June
29, '2007
daughter of
Denver and "
Mel ody
of Madison,
third degree
burns cov-
ering over
40 percent
of her Aanda
body, face, McLaughlin
head, and
back, stemming from a grease
fire. McLaughlin's father is
employed at the Madison
Please see McLaughlin,
Page 4A

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B rid al............................................................... .......................9 A
Church......................................................................... Section C
C lassifieds...................................................... ..................... 16A
FarmV .................................. ................................. ... 14- 15A
L egals.................................................................................... 17A
Online Question of the Week....... ...................... .... .. 2A

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Madison Celebrates America's Independence
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Fireworks lit up the sky
over Lake Frances on the
Fourth of July as Madison cel-
ebrated the 231st birthday of
American Independence.
The celebration began at 7
p.m. with a welcome from Fel-
lowship Baptist Church Pastor
Steve McHargue.
Pastor David Delaughter,
of Damascus Missionary Bap-
tist Church, delivered the
opening prayer and Boy Scout
606 and its leader, Jerry Com-
bass, presented the colors and
led the crowd in the Pledge of
The women's ministry
from Fellowship Baptist
Church held a fun walk
around Lake Francis. Baby
carriages were decorated in
Please see 4th of July,
Greene Publishing, Photo by Cheltsie Kinlsey, July 4, 2007 Page 18A
Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Cheltsie Kinisey, July 4, 2007

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2A Madison County Carrier Wednesday, July 11, 2007


With The Publisher
Mary EHen Greene

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

Reader Labeled As A Racist

wasn t our rourtn or July rireworKs display wonuci tu:
The Husband and I left our home and went to Lake Francis
the evening of July 4th, and we were thoughly entertained as we
sat and munched on crackers and cheese as we watched with
wonder the beautiful Madison fireworks.
A big thanks goes to Johnson and Johnson, and friends, and
everyone who had anything to do with the wonderful July 4th
evening. Madison is so blessed to be able to gather as friends
and family and watch such a display of fireworks as we all re-
laxed in our cars, on blankets, or while standing in ewe.
Many chose to relax in their lawn chairs with their coolers
on the front lawns of agreeable neighbors. Car radios sounded
with Gospel, Blue Grass and patriotic songs.
As darkness closed in, groups went through the audience
selling glow sticks to children. Then, as the first burst of color
illinated the sky, the crowd could be heard bursting with ap-
plause. Each display of rockets seemed to out do the previous
one, and the audience could be heard clapping and standing to
the sound of the display.
When we look back on American history, we realize that
our founders and early leaders of our country were at heart en-
trepreneours. Those risk-takers boarded ships to make a dan-
gerous ocean crossing, looking for new opportunities in a new
land. Later, adventurers with loaded wagons and family in hand
headed west for the same reason.
America is truly a powerful force, and one that is unique
throughout the world. We must not let the gift of freedom be
taken lightly, and we must make sure it rings for years to come.
America the'Beautiful -- How great the land. Long may our flag
wave, and long may we. live in peace and love.
Nuff said...Bye for Now... See 'ya.

Public Service Announcement
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 off, 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

Public Service Announcement
From The City of Madison

Everyone's Responsibility

Call Sunshine at 1-800-432-4770 at
least 48 hours before you dig, but not
more than five days. Have information
ready when calling: company
name/address, contact person, phone
number, location of dig site, extent and
type of work, and date/start time of
excavation. Wait 48 hours for under-
ground facilities to be marked. Respect
and protect the facility operator's
marks. Dig with care! Always hand dig
when within two feet on either side of
any marked lines.

The Editor:
It's all over, the Jig's up. I have been profiled as a
racist for using the "B" word in my recent letter about
attitude and respect for a officer of the law, by using a
black, troubled youth as a example, when he refused to
comply, to a order, and exactly what could happen to
them in trying to "Whup up" on the Law.
As for the black nurse, it was important to point out
that she was in a position to see the entire struggle/and
without a doubt, was BIG enough to wade in and stop
any excessive action used to control the youths behav-
ior. As for the "musk," the Editor will have to answer
that. I believe I wrote must have, anyway the accusser,
OR profiler, should have been smart enough to rear be-
tween the lines, instead of seeing RED when he saw
In 1943,when I joined the Corps, everything was ei-
ther WHITE or COLORED, and at 17, I was racist, along
with every other American, of the JAPS for what they
did at Pearl Harbor. The Marine that signed me up June
22nd, had no white forms so rather than let me get away,
he used a form for the Colored. Big letters at top of the
form COLORED, was drawn through with two parallel

pencil lines and the word WHITE was penciled in below.
I think that Jesse Jackson liked the word colored, he
always referred to the Rainbow coalition, however Dr.
King loathed at and would always refer to his group as
"WE NEGROES". Shortly after his demise the word
Black became beautiful for over 30 years, until some one
wanted to put more color into it by branding all blacks
as African Americans. Some one should have known
that it wasn't go-to work. There are probably more
white Africans alive now in the USA, that fled for their
lives when all the rogue black Africans started killing
them off for their homes and farms. The ONLY correct
identification now will have to be either WHITE AA. OR
J. Erwin Hagan
Quote: From "MEET the PRESS."
I will listen to all the candidates carefully before I de-
cide WHO I will support and endorse for the next PRES-
Colin Powell

Reader Disputes Power Bill

How many of us can go to our boss's and just say I
Want a raise to cover my fuel cost of getting to work?
Not many that I know of. I can't figure how much it
would add up to, but I'm sure the increase in the electric
bill will be a lot. July 4th is independence day Where is
our freedom.We have to pay Most of us has to pay for

other folks vacation so they can enjoy their lives while
others will have to figure out how to pay an electric bill
or get gas to go to work. Is there a surcharge on fuel for
the working person. Working people maybe we can work
a lot of over time to pay to watch the news at night.

Robin Sparks

A Chaplain In ThankYou,
S- Madison Enterprise-Recorder

a fi Q F9 O ft S

I recently attended a
showing of "Superman 3"
here at LSA Anaconda. We
have a large auditorium
we use for movies as well
as memorial services and
other large gatherings. As
is the custom back in the
States, we stood and
snapped to attention when
the National Anthem be-
gan before the main fea-
ture. All was going as
planned until about three-
quarters of the way
through the National An-
them the music stopped.
Now, what would hap-
pen if this occurred with
1,000 18-22 year-olds back
in the States? I imagine
there would be hoots, cat-
calls, laughter, a few rude
comments, and everyone
would sit down and call for
a movie. Of course, that is,
if they had stood for the
National 'Anthem in the
first place.
Here, the 1,000 Soldiers
continued to stand at at-
tention, eyes fixed for-
ward. The music started
again. The Soldiers contin-
ued to quietly stand at at-
tention. And again, at the
same point, the music
stopped. What would you
expect to happen? Even
here I would imagine
laughter as everyone sat
down and expected the
movie to start.
Here, you could have
heard a pin drop. Every
Soldier stood at attention.
Suddenly there was a lone
voice, then a dozen, and
quickly the room was
filled with the voices of a
thousand Soldiers
'And the rockets red
glare, the bombs bursting
in air, gave proof through
the night that our flag was
still there. 0 say does that
star-spangled banner yet
wave, o'er the land of the
free and the home of the
It was the most inspir-

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Madison, FL 32341

ing moment I have had
here in Iraq I wanted you
to know what kind of Sol-
diers are serving you here.
Written by Chaplain
Jim Higgins on 5/14/07.
LSA Anaconda is at
the Balad Airport in Iraq,
nmrth of nTahrad

Thank you for publishing Roger Elliott's fine article
on Pensacola Bahia in the July.6 edition of the E-R. It
was very imformative and led me to new appreciation
for this wonderful grass. We certainly owe a debt of
thanks to Ed Finlayson for his discovery ,and diligent
work to spread this wonderfiA; diugifL if;i&foiV
crop throughout North Florida-. While tap gi ies
can be annoying, the value for livestock grazing and ero-
sion control make this a very important grass for our
Joe Boyles

Question Of The Week

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"If Hillary No 58
ran for
would you
vote for -
her?" Yes 42%

I 0 10 20 30 40 50 60
Log on to to answer this weeks question...
"Do you practice discretion with your peers at work and in your private life?"
Voting for this question will end July 16 at 9 a.m. Duplicate votes will be removed.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Madison County Carrier 3A


Lee Limelight
Jacob Bembry

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Moving Day
Whew! Last week was a very exciting time for my
family as we moved into a new home in Lee. We're still
not through moving. I would like to thank Dan Williams
and his construction crew for the job that they did. I
would also like to thank all of the people who helped us
move and brought nice housewarming gifts. Special
thanks go out to James and Margie Phillips, Jimmy and
Samantha Phillips and Clent "Junior" Anderson for all
of their help.
Happy birthday wishes are extended this week to
Chad Alen McCormick, who will celebrate his birthday
on Saturday, July 14. Jimmy Phillips and Ethan Phillips
will celebrate their birthdays on Sunday, July 15. Bren-
da McCormick and Sage Wood will celebrate their
birthdays on Monday, July 16. Kent Lasseter, Noah Cal-
houn and Kayla Larson will all celebrate their birth-
days on Tuesday, July 17.
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.

Got news T

straight from

the horse's mouth?

We Do.

The Madison County Carrier
S& Madison Enterprise Recorder

Selina Wanette Sexton and DOR vs. Michael Scott
Floyd other domestic
FMB vs. Robert L. Tanner mortgage foreclosure
Emily M. Cline and DOR vs. Robert T. Phillips child
Shanieka L. Bell and DOR vs. Brenton M. Malone -
child support
Eugene E. Merritt, Jr. vs. Regina Lynn Fisher Mer-
ritt dissolution of marriage
Theann L. Epkins and DOR vs. Kenyatta C. Siplin,
Sr. other domestic
Chaquita Boatman vs. Patricia Washington repeat
domestic injunction
Chaquita Boatman vs. Tameka Mitchell repeat do-
mestic injunction

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Voyage To The Moon

On May 5, 1961, Ameri-
ca took its first baby steps
into space when Alan
Shepard rode a Redstone
rocket 115 miles into space National Secul
aboard his Freedom 7 Mer-
cury capsule. The subor- Joe Boyles
bital flight which lasted Guest Columnisi
barely 15 minutes took
him 350 miles down range
from Florida's east coast.
At the 'age of 13, I was
plenty excited about spaceflight.
Just three weeks later, President John Kennedy in
an address before Congress, set a national goal: to send
a man to the moon and return him safely before the
decade was complete. Implied in Kennedy's audacious
goal was a challenge to land on the moon before the So-
viets who at that point were ahead in the "space race."
Five Mercury missions followed Shepard's inaugur-
al flight testing man's ability to survive and work in the
vacuum of space flown by astronauts Grissom, Glenn,
Carpenter, Schirra, and Cooper. The seventh of the
original astronauts, Deke Slayton was grounded for a
medical condition and instead, managed the astronaut
office from that point onward.
The Gemini program followed Mercury and ush-
ered in a new team of astronauts. Instead of flying solo
like Mercury, each crew consisted of tw'o astronauts,
hence the name Gemini for the twins. Ten Gemini
flights occurred in 1965-66 and proved important skills
that would permit man to fly to the moon, including
space walk, rendezvous, docking, and long duration
spaceflight. Meanwhile, the rocket boosters were be-
cofning steadily more powerful to launch the larger pay-
loads necessary for a voyage to the moon.
Apollo was the third program of our mission to the
moon and involved building and testing three compo-
nents. First, North American Aviation built the com-
mand module which would house three astronauts and
protect them from fiery reentry Second, Grumman Avi-
ation built the lunar module, a strange looking machine
that would permit a crew of two to gently land on the
moon and then rocket back into orbit to rendezvous and
dock with the circling command module. And finally,
the Marshall Space Flight Center would construct the
mighty Saturn V rocket which would put these two
spacecraft into earth orbit and then propel them toward
the moon by way of translunar injection or TLI.
Apollo got off to a tragic start when a "plugs out"
test of the first command module on January 27, 1967,
resulted in a fire which claimed the lives of Gus Gris-
som, Ed White and Roger Chaffee. For more than 18
months, NASA grounded manned spaceflight as the in-
vestigation identified faults and North American re-
designed the command module.

By Ashley Bell ,
Greene Publishing, Inc.
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It is estimated that at
any one time, 0.7%
of the world's
population are drunk. '''ll ''

As NASA prepared to
." launch the first manned
Apollo mission in 1968, a
problem arose with the
rlty second mission the LM
was not ready to fly. In-
stead they boldly decided
to send the second mission
to the moon. Apollo 7 flew
in October and just before
'. Christmas, Apollo 8 de-
parted the Kennedy Space
Center (KSC) and after a few orbits, initiated TLI to de-
part earth orbit and head to the moon. Three days later,
Borman, Lovell and Anders were circling the moon and
witnessing the first "earth rise" in humankind. After
ten circuits and a memorable Christmas Eve broadcast
from lunar orbit when the read from Genesis, they fired
their SPS engine on the far side of the moon to break
from orbit and begin the quarter million mile journey
back to the friendly confines of earth. The fiery 25 thou-
sand mph reentry into the earth's atmosphere safely
dropped the capsule and its human cargo into the warm
waters of the South Pacific.
Apollo 9 tested the LM in earth orbit before Apollo
10 went back to the moon. Tom Stafford and Gene Cer-
nan descended their LM "Snoopy" to within 50 thou-
sand feet of the moon's surface testing various systems
and mapping the first landing spot on the Sea of Tran-
quility Now all was set for man's first landing and steps
upon the moon.
That mission began when Apollo 11 blasted off from
KSC on July 16, 1969. Four days later, Astronauts Neil
Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed their lunar module
on the surface of the moon while Mike Collins circled
overhead in command module Columbia. With only 20
seconds of fuel remaining, Armstrong shut down the
descent engine and radioed Mission Control, "Houston,
Tranquility Base. The Eagle has landed."
NASA landed five more crews on the moon over the
next three years. There would have been a sixth but an
explosion in space 200 thousand miles from earth crip-
pled Apollo 13 and we were indeed fortunate to recover
the crew safely. Each mission visited a different loca-
tion on the near side of the moon and became increas-
ingly more demanding in scientific exploration.
And then, Apollo was over. The most ambitious pro-
gram since 1972 has been the international space sta-
tion in near-earth orbit. It pales in comparison to the
bold goal set by Kennedy in 1961 and achieved by more
than 400 thousand scientists and engineers in govern-
ment, industry and academia in just eight years time.
When will we dare agair to export th heavens?'




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4A Madison County Carrier Wednesday, July 11, 2007


The on-call investigator was requested, therefore
Lieutenant Mark W Joost proceeded to the scene and
took control of the investigation. Witnesses disclosed
that De Paz was apparently upset concerning relation-
ship issues.
Evidence at the scene appeared to indicate that De
Paz shot his girlfriend twice before he sustained a single
self-inflicted gunshot wound.
A joint investigation between the Madison County
Sheriff's Office and the Medical Examiner's office is
continuing at this time.
Anyone with information concerning this investiga-
tion is requested to contact Lieutenant Joost at 850-973-

clung to life, through the help of life support, before dy-
ing on June 20.
Francisco Banks was arrested Sunday for the Fa-
ther's Day shooting. Originally charged with possession
of a firearm by a felon, the Madison Police Department
planned to add murder charges to the warrant.
Ronnie Dwayne Harris, Jr. was arrested on a war-
rant for attempted murder early Tuesday morning, June
22, in Suwannee County Murder charges were later filed
against Harris.
According to the MPD, the incident began during a
domestic dispute. Banks took it upon himself to begin
shooting when one of his associates was involved in the
The two men accused of the murders were indicted
by a grand jury on August 18, 2005.

Should You Speed up Mortgage Payments
or Increase Investments?
Provided by Brad Bashaw, Edward Jones
Most people who have mortgages dream of a day
when they won't. In fact, many mortgage-holders speed up
their payments to make that day arrive sooner. Is that
smart, from a financial standpoint? Not necessarily.
This point is highlighted by a 2006 study prepared by
economists for the National Bureau of Economic
Research. About 38 percent of U.S. households are mak-
ing the wrong choice when they speed up their mortgage
payments rather than use the extra money to save in tax-
deferred accounts such as 401(k) plans or IRAs, according
to the study. These households are giving up a yield of 11
to 17 cents for every dollar they spend on extra mortgage
payments, depending on their choice of investments in a
tax-deferred account.
While these survey results are certainly interesting,
they don't tell the whole story on the issue of making extra
mortgage payments versus investing. If you have a quan-
titative nature, however, you can do a little analysis on
your own. For example, if you were to pay down a mort-
gage with a 5.5 percent rate, it would be essentially the
same thing as earning 5.5 percent on some type of invest-
ment. But if you are in the 25 percent tax bracket, and you
deducted your mortgage interest payments from your
taxes, your 5.5 percent mortgage would really "cost" you
just 4.125 percent. So, if you could find an investment'that
paid more than 4.125 percent, you'd come out ahead by
investing, rather than paying down your mortgage. (Keep
in mind, though, that you may have to pay taxes on your
It might not be that hard to find an investment that
pays more than your after-tax mortgage rate. But that's not
the only reason why it may make sense to choose invest-
ing over mortgage reduction. Here are. two other factors to
Paying off your mortgage early won't boost your ulti-
mate return. Obviously, you want your house to appreciate
in value. But paying off your mortgage early won't make
your home worth more, though it will enable you to pock-
et more of the proceeds when you sell. On the other hand,
the more shares you purchase of an investment, such as
stock, the greater your potential for boosting your net
worth. Of course, investing also has its risks; when you
sell your stocks, you could receive more or less than the
original investment amount.
Investing provides you with greater liquidity than
paying down a mortgage. Once you make extra payments
to your mortgage, you can't get at that money, except indi-
rectly, through a second mortgage or home equity loan.
But if you were to invest the money instead, you'd have
access to it (though, again, you might have tax implica-
tions). This liquidity could be important if you lose your
job or if you face an unexpected financial need, such as a
major medical bill.
Still, there's another side to the mortgage/investment
issue. If it just makes you feel better to whittle away your
mortgage or possibly pay it off altogether that's some-
thing tO consider. And if you're close to retirement, it may
make particularly good sense, from both the psychological
and cash flow perspectives, to get rid of that mortgage.
So, weigh all the factors carefully when deciding
whether to pay down the mortgage or invest. Your choice
can have big consequences for your future.
Brad Bashaw EdwardJones
Investment Representative
114 SW Range Avenue
P.O. Box 631
Madison, FL 32341
Bus 850-973-8334 Fax 877-516-2596 X., -
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McLaughlin cont from page 1A
played at the Madison County Correctional Institution
and her mother, Melody, is a local karaoke/DJ with
Melody's "Good Time" Karaoke.
McLaughlin is a resident of Bradenton, Florida, and
was cooking with grease when the pan caught fire. She
attempted to put out the fire with water when it explod-
ed and grease scorched her body
McLaughlin is 25 years of age and a single mother of
two children. Currently, she is listed in critical condi-
tion in the Intensive Care Unit at the Burn Center in
Tampa, Florida. Doctors say she will be spending at
least three to five months in the hospital recovering.
On July 4, Beverly and Allen's 53 Bar, one of the
places Melody does karaoke for, held a fundraiser to aid
McLaughlin with medical expenses and other bills.
Mike Jones "Music Maker," did karaoke for free and do-
nated the money he would have made to the fund. Two
large leis were auctioned off, with one selling for $45 and
the other for $40. Also, a metal racecar wall art sold for
$40. A total of $350 was raised for Amanda and her fam-
Another fundraiser will be held Friday, July 6, at
Beverly and Allen's 53 Bar. All money raised that night
will go directly to McLaughlin and her children.
Any donations towards medical expenses and her
children are greatly appreciated. To make a donation,
call Melody McLaughlin at 850-673-9437. Additionally, do-
nations can be dropped off to Beverly Flynn, 971-5291, at
The 53 Bar on Hwy 53 South, about a mile south of 1-10,
Tues. Sat. 3pm-llpm, or to Carla Barrett at Greene Pub-
lishing, Inc, 973-4141, located at 1695 SR 53 South.
If you experience a grease fire, never use water to
put it out. The safest way to control the fire is to cover
the pan with a tight lid, which will cut off the source of
oxygen and suffocate the fire. While cooking grease, al-
ways keep a lid that fits the pan nearby 0


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Two Men Charged: One For Assault,

Both For Disorderly Conduct
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Two Madison men were charged for disorderly con-
duct and one of them was charged with assault early
Monday morning, July 9.
According to a Madison Police Department report,
Sgt. Chris Cooks was on foot patrol when he walked up
to the Jiffy Food Store at approximately 3:30 a.m. Cooks
noticed two black males, later identified as Brian
Aikens, 18, and Marquis Baynard, 19. Aikens was stand-
ing behind the counter in the store and Baynard was
standing outside, apparently keeping watch for Aikens.
The clerk in the store said that Aikens had made a
sexual remark to her and jumped behind the counter.
Cooks arrested Aikens for assault and disorderly
The clerk also said that Baynard had come into the
store several times and made sexual remarks to her. He
left and came back and used profanity in her presence.
Cooks advised Baynard to leave the store and not
come back. He advised Baynard to sign a trespass form
but Baynard refused and began making a scene and
Cooks charged Baynard with disorderly conduct.
Both men were transported to the Madison County

cant from page 1A Madison Woman Arrested

preaching the vehicle, it passed two other southbound
vehicles in a no-passing zone.
As Maurice activated his emergency blue lights to
signal the driver to stop, the vehicle continued traveling
south. When the vehicle reached the entrance of the Big
Oak Trailer Park, it slammed on its brakes, temporarily
traveling into the northbound lane then slid into the
trailer park. The vehicle continued through the park un-
til it reached a dead end.
At the dead end, the Chrysler slid in between two
trailers while the driver threw a package out of the dri-
ver's side window. The vehicle then turned around and
headed back in the direction of Cpl. Maurice. ,
Maurice blocked the exit with his patrol and exited.
The vehicle continued directly towards Maurice, who
drew his weapon and ordered the driver to stop.
The vehicle came to a stop inches from Cpl. Maurice
and the driver, Byron Keith Irvine, 31, of Madison.
Irvine was ordered out and placed under arrest. Dur-
ing a search of the subject, marijuana was located on his
person and the recovered package, which contained
crack cocaine, was also located.
Irvine was charged with fleeing and attempting to
elude, possession of crack cocaine, and possession of
marijuana, along with several traffic violations.
Sgt. David Harper and Deputy Tim Nagy assisted
Maurice at the scene.

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For Cashing Bad Checks
By Jessica Higginbotham -
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Debra C. Patterson, of
Madison, was arrested on --
July 3. She was charged with
20 counts of cashing bank
checks with intent to defraud.
According to the Madison
County Sheriff's Office, Debra ,, .
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Store informed deputies that ;"
Patterson cashed several in-
valid checks at the store. The
checks belonged to an account
that was already closed. Debra C Patterson
Patterson also cashed sev-
eral invalid checks at the Cherry Lake Exxon, across the
street from the General Store.
Later that afternoon, after making contact with both
stores, Deputy Mel Renz was informed that Patterson
was seen leaving the General Store. Renz apprehended
Patterson, and checked with the bank regarding her ac-
count. She was placed under arrest forthwith, and tak-
en to the Madison County Jail, where she was under a
bond of $1,500.

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Every Friday
New Life Christian
Church Int'l has a clothes
closet open on Fridays
from 9 11 a.m. If you or
anyone you know is in
need, we are located at: 407
SW Old U.S. 90, Madison.
32340. Take U.S. 90 west,
just outside the city limits
and we are on the left side
of the road.
Tuesday Saturday
The Diamonds in the
Ruff Adoption Program at
the Suwannee Valley is
open every Tuesday

Royce Elonzo
Royce Elonzo Holton,
age 60, died Thursday, July
6, 2007 in Tallahassee.
Memorial Services
were held on Monday, July
9, 2007 at 11 a.m. at Lee
First Baptist Church, Lee.
Holton was born on
June 17, 1947, in Madison
County, Florida. He was
the son of the late Thomas
Burton Holton and Ethel
Mary Morris Holton. He
was a life long resident of
Madison County. He was
an automotive mechanic
and worked on poultry
farms. He was a member of
the First Baptist Church,
Holton is survived by
two brothers, William
Clayton Holton of Lee and
Tom Holton of Madison;
three sisters: Elizabeth
Carter, Agnes Strawder,
and Janie Newham, all of
He is also survived by a
host of nieces, nephews
and other relatives and

to sell those
old items you
have just
lying around
the house?

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The Classifieds


through Saturday from 10
a.m. to 2 p.m. It is located
on 1156 S.E Bisbee Loop
Madison FL, 32340. For a
healthy lifestyle adopt an
animal and they will make
your life more fulfilled.
For more information or
directions call 1-866-236-
7812 or (850) 971-9904.
Third Tuesday
of each Month
The Greater
Greenville Area Diabetes
Support Group is a free
educational service and
support for diabetes and
thoes wanting to prevent

J. Tuten
Dardanella J. Tuten,
age 87, died on Saturday,
July 7, 2007 in Perry
Funeral Services were
held at Beggs Funeral
Home Perry Chapel, Perry,
Fl. on Tuesday, July 10, at
11 a.m.
Burial followed in
Lake Bird Methodist
Cemetery, Taylor County
The family received
friends at Beggs Funeral
Home Madison Chapel,
Madison on Monday, July
9, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Tuten was born in
Madison County, on May
26, 1920, the daughter of
the late George Washing-
ton Johnson and Jerusha
Hendry Johnson,
She had lived in Madison
since 1973, moving from
South Bay, Fl. She was a
homemaker and a member
of the Senior Citizens. She
was a member of Faith
Baptist Church, Madison.
She is survived by one
son, Ed Tuten (Becky) of
Immokalee, Fl.; one broth-
er Herold Johnson of Mon-
ticello; three sisters,
Bessie Green and Iris Shiv-
er of Perry and Wilma
Ruth Copeland of Bran-
ford; six grandchildren,
DeEdda McLane of Gunni-
son, Colo.; Tammy Connell
of Fellsmere; DeAnn
Young of Nashville, TN;
Jack Tuten of Felda;
Becky Joe Tuten and
Mack Tuten of Immokalee;
four great-grandchildren,
Emily Freyer, Kyle Day,
Kevin Freyer and Austin
She is also survived by
a host of nieces, nephews
and other friends a rela-
She is predeceased by
her husband, Jack Tuten,
and a daughter, Diane




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cock descendants, and Pea-
cock kin are urged to at-
tend this second reunion
held in Florida, to learn

more about your ancestors.
This Association is
searching especially for
descendants of: Samuel I,
II, III, John and Nancy,
John, Thomas, William,
Robert, Henry, Levi. Al-
fred, Jesse, David, Asa,
Abraham, Moulton, Wash-
ington Hamilton,
Archibald, Uriah. Louis C.,
Michael, Silas, Arnold,
Samuel and Leah Jones
Peacock, all of NC-GA-SC-
FL-VA. Adonijah, Alexan-
der of NJ, NH, CT, and
Benjamin of MD.
Please contact Mary
Lou Taylor at P.O. Box 202,
Blountstown, FL 32424.
Phone (858) 674-8276. Or:
Don Peacock, Member-
ship, (817) 270-1414, 1113
Lake Ridge Drive, Azle, TX
76020. E-mail: donpea-

, Announcement

Bethel and Missy Melvin,
, along with big brother, Ben, are
proud to announce the birth of/
William Parker. Will was born
L on June 7 at 5:38 p.m. at the
Women's Pavilion at Talla-
hassee Memorial. He
weighed 10 pounds and 4 -
ounces. He was 21 % inches
Will's maternal grandpar-
ents are Jimmy and Frances Sale
of Lovett. His maternal great grandparents
are Sam Sale and the late Virginia Sale of
Cherry Lake and Emma Lou Brooks and the
Late Charlie Brooks of Lovett.
Will's paternal grandparents are Linda
Thigpen and Phillip Pickles of Lovett and
Lawrence and Francein Melvin of Jack-
sonville. His paternal great grandparents are
Herman and the late Mary Melvin of Dowl-
ing Park and Clarence and Lorene
--j Thigpen of Lovett.
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diabetes. The group meets
the third Tuesday of each
month at the Greenville
Public Library Conference
Room at 312 SW Church
Street, Greenville, 11 11:30
a.m. Everyone is welcome!
Third Wedneday
of each Month
The Madison County
Health Education Club is
holding a free educational
service and support for
people interested in pre-
venting or controlling: dia-
betes, high blood pressure,
elevated cholesterol levels,
obesity, and other chronic
health conditions. The
club meets the third
Wednesday of each month
at the Madison Public Li-
brary Conference Room at
378 NW College Loop,
Madison, 12:15 12:45 p.m.
Everyone is welcome to
bring their own lunch!
Third Wednesday
of each Month
The Madison County
Diabetes Support Group is
a free educational service
and support for diabetes
and those wanting to pre-
vent diabetes. The group
meets the third Wednes-
day of each month at the
Madison Public Library
Conference Room at 378
NW College Loop, Madi-
son, 11:45 a.m. 12:10 p.m.
Everyone is welcome is
bring their own lunch!
July 8-13
There will be a revival
on July 8 13 starting at 7
p.m. at Mt. Zion AME
Church, which is located
at 518 SW Dade Street.
This revival will be com-
bined with Shiloh Mis-
sionary Baptist Church
and Damascus Missionary
Baptist Church.
July 12, 13, 14, 15
A play called "Once
On This Island" will be
playing at the Tallahassee
Little Theatre starting at 8
"Once on This Island"
is a tropical retelling of
The Little Mermaid by the
team that brought Rag-
time and Seussical to the
stage! A love story that
features TiMoune, a
young peasant girl, who is
willing to battle against
all odds and even Death, to
be with her love Daniel- a
richer boy from the other
side of the Island. TiMo-
une is guided along her
journey by the gods of Wa-
ter, Earth, Love, and
Death himself, in a
Caribbean celebration of
song, dance and wondrous
story-telling that is sure to
delight the entire family
with its tropical rhythms
and universal themes of
sacrifice, loss and love.
For Online Reserva-
tions: Visit our website:
www. tallahasseelittlethe-
WHAT: Once On This
WHERE: Tallahassee
Little Theatre
WHEN: July 6,7, 12, 13,
14 at 8 p.m.
July 8 and 15 at 2 p.m.
July 12, 19, 26
College Placement
Test (CPT), NFCC Testing
Center (Bldg. #16), 8:30
a.m. and 1:30 p.m. in Madi-
son. Register in NFCC
Student Services 24 hours
before test. For informa-
tion please call 850/973-
July 12 & 19
College Placement Test
(CPT), NFCC Testing Cen-
ter (Bldg. #16), 5 p.m. in
Madison. Register in NFCC
Student Services 24 hours
before test. For information
please call (850) 973-9451.
July 13-15
The 25th annual re-
union of the Peacock fami-
ly association of the south
will be held in Marianna
Florida, at the Microtel Inn
and Suites on July 13, 14
and 15. All Peacock's, Pea-

Pam Kelly
Coldwell Banker,
Kelly and Kelly Properties

Halsey Beshears
Total Landscape Supply, Inc.

Thad Beshears
Simpson Nurseries

Stephen Demott
Pinckney Hill Plantation

Father Mal Jopling
Christ Episcopal Church

Harold Malloy
Malloy's Nursery

John M. Morris, III
Morris Petroleum

Robert M. Purvis D.V.M.
Animal Medical Clinic

John Floyd Walker

Tom B. Walker, Jr.


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farmers & Merchants Bank
Announces The formation Of The
Monticello Business Development Board
R. Michael Sims, President/CEO and the Board of Directors of Farmers & Mer-
chants Bank are pleased to announce the formation of the FMB Monticello Business
Development Board. The board is comprised of ten business professionals who will
serve as business development ambassadors for the bank.

The Monticello Business Development Board Members are:

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l pp' Grand Opening For Baileys

SHome Center Held July 7

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jacob Bembry
Lions Club members Bobby Williams, left, and Jimmy
Sale celebrated their birthdays on Tuesday, June 26. Li-
Qns Club members enjoyed a delicious cake prepared by
Sale's wife, Kathy. When fellow Lion Joe Peavy asked
their ages, Sale joked, "I'm 18 and Bobby's 19."

Madison County Training School
To Hold Class Reunion
The Madison County Training School will have a re-
union July 27-29, and the class of 1962 will have its class re-
union at the same time. The class of '62 is .trying to locate
the following classmates:
Gladys Dukes, Kate Anita Dukes, Dorothy Frazier,
Benjam in Herring. Robert Hughes, Emma Jenkings, Issac
Johnson. fttlian Mitchell. Delores Montina. Annie Proc-
tor, Leather Lou Pryoi; Heiu-y Smith, and Maggie Tyson.
If anyone has information on these classmates please
send addresses or phone numbers to Catherine James
Honeywell, 382 S.W Lee Street, Madison, Florida 32340.

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Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Kinsley, July 7, 2007
Taking part in the ribbon-cutting at Bailey's Home Center in Greenville were, left to right: Brittany Bailey, Bran-
don Bailey, Kyle Bailey, Kovacherich Arnold, Greenville Councilman; Timothy Dennis, Greenville Councilman; Ned
Bailey, Millie Bailey, Kristin Sirmon, Miss Madison County; and Cheltsie Kinsley, Teen Miss Madison County.

Greene Publishing, Inhc. Photo by Emerald Kinsley, July 7, 2007
Many of Bailey's family came to support him during his grand opening. Left to Right: Laverne Cooper, Aunt; Mil-
lie Bailey, Mother; Lee Dixon, Activities Director; Theola Gallon, Store Manager; and Ned Bailey, Owner.

By Ashley Bell
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The grand opening for
Bailey's Home Center was

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held on Saturday, July 7 at
11 a.m. Refreshments in-
cluded barbeque sand-
wiches, water, sodas,

Where the Locals Eat!

Featuring Prime Rib. Stenks & Grilled Seafood
USDA Choice Beef cut fiesh daily on premises
Famous for Great food & Great S'rvice'!
Extensue IvVine _scleclion tilth otcer .K" offered biglars
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11 am 10 pm
Fri. Sat.
11 am -11 pm

Ashley Bowling, Manager
855 W. Base St. Madison, FL


chips, and cake were
served free to those who
attended. During the
grand opening, attendees
were able to walk through
the store.
The store is located at
1304 SW Grand Street in
Greenville and hours are
Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and
Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to
2:00 p.m.
The grand opening
will carry on throughout
the week and end on July
14. Specials include items
such as batteries, nails,
screws, and electric con-
duits being half off and a
paint sale. Interior paint is
$5 a gallon and4 exterior
paint is $8 a gallon. Addi-
tionally, a drawing is open
for a $200 gift certificate
for Bailey's Home Center.
The drawing will end July

The home center offers
all name brand appliances
such as refrigerators,
washers, dryers, and
stoves that hold a four-
month parts and labor
warranty In addition 'to
major appliances, Bailey's
offers supplies for plumb-
ing, lawn, fasteners, elec-
trical, painting, and gar-
den work, most of which
he orders from Moon Han-
dley, Inc.
Bailey's operates six
appliance retail outlets in
Lake City, Madison, Mac-
clenny, Greenville, and
Jasper with three planned
stores in Monticello,
White Springs, and Perry
Bailey's also offers ap-
pliance parts delivery and
in-home repair services.
For more information call






Wednesday, July 11, 2007 Madison County Carrier 7A





Sandreka Miller of Madison County graduated from Boot Camp at Fort
Jackson. South Carolina. on June 29. She is the 26-. ear-old daughter of Karl
Miller and Cora Lee Fead.
Sandreka has three sisters: Val. laxzlne. and Louse. She has four brothers:
Milton. Dondrell. Mar'ke\ and D.J. She also has eight aunts.
Sandreka's grandmothers are Cora Howard and Gertrude Miller. Her grand-
fathers are Son Miller and J.C. Fead.
The family is proud of Sandreka and her achievements.

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Red, White, And Blue fleritage Day Brings An Array Of Vendors

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Ashley Bell, June 30, 2007
Kountry Sugah's abundant collection of fudge was a hit.

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Ashley Bell, June 30, 2007

By Ashley Bell
Greene Publishing, Inc.
On June 30 from 10
a.m. to 6 p.m., Range Street
in Downtown Madison
was covered with vendors
and supporters from Madi-
son County. The Red,
White, and Blue Heritage
Day was held Saturday
Many local vendors
,and even out-of-town ven-
dors set up booths for buy-
ers to enjoy
Some of the local ven-
dors, included: Madison
Fire and Rescue, Cucinella
Bread Company, North
Florida Wild West Show,
and the Farm Bureau.
The Madison Fire and
Rescue prepared a deli-
cious pancake breakfast to
raise funds for their facili-
The Cucinellas moved
to Madison County one
year ago, and brought with
them their bread company
Marilyn Cucinella ini-
tiated the company 30
years ago with her hus-
band and now sons. The
Cucinella Bread Company
had a generous assort-
ment of sweets, along
with, of course, different
kinds of breads, along
with fresh pizza on sale.
The North Florida
Wild West Show had a col-
lection of items for ,sale

and also offered wagon
rides for the children.
The Farm Bureau
cooked a delicious (and
spicy!) meal of chicken and
rice, which was one of the
highlights of the event, as
chicken and rice always is.
Other vendors in-
clude, but are not limited
to, the Cub Scouts #606,
selling snow cones and
cotton candy; RBC Jewel-
ers, selling beautiful
pieces of jewelry; Suwan-
nee Valley Humane Soci-

ety, Power Country 92.1,
drawing for massages
and certificates; Beulah
Land Farms Restaurant,
selling authentic Ja-
maican cuisine; Dianne
Carroll, selling hand
made signs, ornamental
iron, additional signs,
and benches; For Keep-
sakes! Gallery and Gifts,
selling an arrangement of
dolls and additional
items; and Kountry Sug-
ah, selling 15 layer cakes
and 32 varieties of fudge.


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Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Ashley Bell; June 30, 2007
Marilyn Cucinella, founder of The Cucinella Bread

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July 2007
Thomasville Cultural Center Summer Exhibits June 3
through August 11th Featuring Summer Showcase Artist,
Judith Nable: Earth Energies; Quilts, Quilts, Quilts!; and Es-
ther Tubbs: A Retrospective

July 13 14
"Cheaper by the Dozen"
Presented and performed by
Thomasville On Stage and Company.
Time: Friday Saturday
Where: TOSAC Storefront Theater, 117 S. Broad St.
Cost: TBA
Contact: TOSAC Box Office, (229) 226-0863

July 14
12 Mile Yard Sale What's to See on Hwy. 33?
This is the rain date for the original event rained out on June
2nd. From Boston to Barwick to Pavo Town wide yard sale
in all 3 towns plus every home on Highway 33! For those who
want to participate but don't live along Hwy. 33, you can set up
in Central Park in Barwick or across the street from the Post
Office in Pavo, or in Watt Park in Boston for no charge! Call
this number to advertise your yard
Sale for FREE: (229) 735-2111
Time: Saturday, All Day
Where: Boston, Barwick & Pavo, Highway 33
Cost: Free and open to the public
Contact: (229) 735-2111 or (800) 973-3134



324 North Dawson Street Thomasville, Georgia 31792
Phone: 229-226-7515 Fax: 229-226-7570
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July 19
Book Signing: Little Lady, Big Dream by Debbie
fiths, R.N.C.
Time: Thursday, 5 p.m. 7 p.m.
Where: Southwest GA Technical College (Building A)
Cost: Free Admission
Contact: (229) 551-0665,


July 21
Winged Wonders Butterfly Festival at Birdsong Nature
Center. Join Birdsong Nature Center for a sunny day in July for
a celebration of butterflies, birds and dragonflies! Enjoy a va-
riety of presentations by specialists, guided walks and tours,
and wildlife displays from several area organizations! Lunch
and sale items will be available for purchase.
Time: Saturday, 9 a.m. 5 p.m.
Where: Birdsong Nature Center, 2106 Meridian Rd.
Cost: Adults $5, Children $3
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all your well loved animals.
It is a camp outing for the big dog. Each dog has
its own 20' x 30' yard with plenty of shade, a large
shelter, and a kiddy pool if you want. Indoor shelter
when needed.
The little guy or gal is kept indoors in a play
area (not a crate) in the Bunk House and there is a
corral outside for outdoor play time.
The cat has its own space too. Kitty can enjoy
peace and quiet time away from all the other animals.
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Finding A Wedding Planner

Are you in love with the dream of the
perfect wedding yet overwhelmed with
all the details and responsibility put
upon you to plan your dream day your-
self? A reliable wedding planner can help
make the day you'll always remember a
wonderful experience instead of a memo-
ry worthy of a nervous breakdown.
Also called wedding consultants or
coordinators, wedding planners are the
bride's right hand down to every detail in
the ceremony and reception. She can be
there the moment after the ring is on the
finger to the last guest at the reception.
The bride has the choice to give as much
or as little responsibility to the planner
as she desires.
But how do you know if you should
hire a wedding planner? Here are a few
examples where a wedding planner can
The first and probably most impor-
tant aim of a wedding planner is to re-
lieve as much stress for the bride as pos-
sible while still making her feel in con-
trol of the event.
If you are planning on a budget, your
wedding planner will be sensitive and
also be capable to balance the expenses. A
good planner will prioritize what needs
more or less monetary attention. Also,
you will more likely go over your budget
if you plan alone. Your wedding planner
will not only make you stick to your pre-
arranged budget, but also knows many
vendors and can find special deals you
would otherwise not be able to attain.
A wedding planner will be flexible
enough to accommodate your dreams for
your perfect wedding, they should have

the creativity to both encourage and exe-
cute your unique ideas. This is your wed-
ding. You know what will make it memo-
rable, and your planner should help make
this dream come true. However, these
professionals know what is and is not ac-
ceptable for a wedding ceremony. A good
wedding planner will be honest about
your not so great ideas such as the best
man's beer funneling contest.
If the ceremony is planned out of
state, a planner in that area will be fa-
miliar with geography and will know
the best vendors for that area.
One of the most important qualities
of your perfect wedding planner is a
shared sense of taste. Ask her what type
of weddings she likes and ask to see
samples of her past events. The right
planner can narrow down choices in a
certain category depending on your
taste. Instead of thousands of invita-
tions, a wedding planner will weed out
the obviously unsatisfactory ones and
let you choose from the top three.
Finally, wedding planners know all
the questions everyone else forgets to
ask. If the ceremony is outside, she will
remember where the bathrooms are or if
portable ones need to be rented. It is the
wedding planner's job to leave no corner
There are many online resources
you can use to search for the closest
planners in your area. Remember to in-
terview each applicant to see if they are
qualified and if you both see eye to eye.
Once your perfect wedding planner is
hired, relax and know your big day is in
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You don't really have to give wedding
favors on your wedding day. It is however
a great way to show your gratitude for the
presence and support of friends and fami-
ly For couples on a strict budget, a cheap
wedding favor that will not go over $2 per
piece is ideal. Here are some suggestions
for your cheap wedding favor.
1. Homemade Bookmark
Buy a ream of stiff, high quality spe-
cial paper for your cheap wedding favor.
Cut out the bookmark squares, punch a
hole on each and attach silk ribbons.
2. Message in a Bottle
Order small, empty party favor bottles
in bulk for your cheap wedding favor.
Wrap each bottle in tulle or put a ribbon
around each.
3. Charity Cards
Donate a dollar to your favorite chari-
tj for each guest or for each couple at your
reception instead of handing out favors.
4. Sea Shells
Plan a trip with your friends to the
beach and collect some smooth, great
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6. Wedding Cookies
Bake a batch of mini cookies and slip dif-
ferent messages on each cookie. Pack a cou-
ple of cookies in small paper boxes and wrap
each box in tulle and ribbons.
7. Glycerin Soap
Get some materials from a local melt and
pour glycerin soap supplier for a cheap wed-
ding favor.
8. Poem or Message Box
Type a couple of messages on small
square slots on a piece of special hard paper.
Cut out the pieces and place the pieces in
small boxes tied with ribbons.
9. Silk Fan
Purchase silk fans in bulk and have your
names engraved at the side or attach a card at
the bottom with some silk rope.
10. Wedding Jam
Buy small jam bottles in bulk. Fill each
bottle with your homemade jam and attach a
card with your name and wedding message
on each cheap wedding favor.

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Choosing Wedding Invitations

One of the first things
you will do when planning
a wedding is to choose your
wedding invitations. There
are so many wedding invi-
tations to choose from and
lots of places to look.
You may want to look
online for wedding invita-
tions. There are sites that
have all kinds of wedding
invitations in many styles
and colors.
You can even order
beautiful wedding invita-
tions online. This makes
the task quick and easy
Wedding sites that offer
this type of service have
made the process a breeze.
You can look for wed-
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and colors. Allow yourself
enough time to look
through all the books of
wedding invitations. This
can be a time-consuming
project but it will allow
you to choose the perfect
If you have a bridal
notebook or folder you
may want to keep track of
your favorite wedding invi-
tations. Start looking for
wedding invitations sever-
al months before the wed-
ding. If you order wedding
invitations it can take
quite awhile to get them.
Also, allow yourself
enough time to have the in-
vitations reprinted if
there happens to be any
mistakes. You do not want
to have to send out wed-

ding invitations that do
not have the correct infor-
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little money you can either
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wedding invitations.
There are many kinds
of card stock, envelopes,
rubber stamps, inks and
embellishments available
if you want to design your
wedding invitations.
For those who are cre-
ative, artistic or want a
unique, one-of-a-kind wed-
ding invitation, this is a
wonderful idea. There are
wedding invitations at
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Florida Earns A "B" On Annual Prostate Cancer Report Card

Florida's federal elected officials are the
only barrier to the Sunshine State getting an
"A" in the fight against prostate cancer, ac-
cording to the annual Prostate Cancer Report
Card, issued this week by the National
Prostate Cancer Coalition. The report as-
sessed the state of the disease in each of the
50 states and the District of Columbia, and as-
signed a grade based on critical areas like
mortality and screening rates, support for
prostate cancer-related legislation, and acces-
sibility to urologists and clinical trial sites.
"The state gets A's' in mortality rates,
screening rates and number of clinical trial
sites, if only federal elected officials would
start supporting simple issues like designat-
ing September as Prostate Cancer Awareness
Month," said NPCC CEO Richard N. Atkins,
MD. "There is other important legislation
the delegation could focus on which would
help lead to a cure for the second deadliest
cancer of American men."
In prder to determine each state's com-
mitment to the fight against prostate cancer,
NPCC added several pieces of criteria for the
2007 assessment, including current mortality
and screening statistics from the American
Cancer Society's Cancer Prevention and Ear-
ly Detection: Cancer Facts and Figures 2007.
The percentage of men screened for prostate
cancer and the mortality rates (per 100,000
men) from prostate cancer were determined
in a given state. Each state was then ranked
according to its percentage and received a
grade according to its rank. The top ten
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sessed based on their federal representatives'
support of the following prostate cancer-re-
lated legislation:
Thomas J. Manton Prostate Cancer Early
Detection and Treatment Act of 2007, which
provides federal funding for prostate cancer
screening and treatment for low to moderate
income men; -Department of Defense Cancer
Research Program "Dear Colleague" letter
from Members of Congress to appropriators
asking for additional funding for prostate
cancer research in the Defense Appropria-
tions bill; Senate resolution designating Sep-
tember as Prostate Cancer Awareness
Grades were determined by the per-
centage of co-signers per Congressional
delegation by state, for each piece of legis-
lation, as well as if the state supported a
mandate requiring coverage of prostate
cancer screening. If the state has a law
guaranteeing insurance coverage for
prostate screening, it received an "A."
States that introduced screening bills at the
state level in the past year received a "C."
States without an insurance coverage man-
date for prostate cancer screening received
an "E" Lastly, NPCC researched the num-
ber of American Urological Association-af-
filiated urologists per capital, by state popu-
lation, as well as the number of clinical tri-
al sites state-wide.
When calculating the final grade for
each state,
NPCC used a LA- WO

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weighting system to assign a higher value to
issues critical to prostate cancer. Priority
was given to mortality and screening rates,
followed by legislative support, and then ac-
cessibility to urologists and clinical trial sites
Connecticut, New Jersey, and Rhode Is-
land scored at the head of the class with the
highest grades this year, earning an A, A-,
and A-, respectively.
Below is a complete listing of how each
state faired this year compared to last year.
Alabama: F/C
Arkansas: F/F
California: A/B+
Colorado: B/C
Connecticut: A/A
DC: C/D+
Delaware: A-/B
Florida: B/B
Georgia: B/B-
Hawaii: D/B-
Idaho: F/D
Illinois: C/C-
Indiana: C/C-
Iowa: C-/B+
Kansas: A/B-
Kentucky: D/F
Louisiana: C+/C
Maine: C+/B-
Maryland: C+/C+

Massachusetts: C-/C
Michigan: C+/C
Minnesota: C-/C
Mississippi: F/F
Missouri: B/C-
Montana: C-/D
Nebraska: C/D+
New Hampshire: C-/D
New Jersey: A-/A-
New Mexico: D/F
New York: A/B
North Carolina: B/C
North Dakota: C-/D
Oklahoma: B+/C
Rhode Island:A-/A-
South Carolina:C/D
South Dakota:B/D
Vermont: D/D+
Washington: C+/C-
West Virginia: C/B-
Wisconsin: F/F
Wyoming: C+/D
The 2007 Prostate Cancer Report Card for
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Fahrenheit should be
evaluated if it lasts for a
week or more. Fever can
signal underlying infec-
tionis. Some underlying
cancers and other medical
conditions can cause pro-
longed, persistent fever. A
fever accompanied by vio-
lent chills or greater than
103 degrees Fahrenheit
should be evaluated right
Shortness of breath
Gasping for air or
wheezing are medical
emergencies. Causes vary
widely and can include
asthma, heart problems,
anxiety, panic attacks, or a
blood clot in the lungs.
Unexplained changes in
bowel habits
Bowel habit changes
may signal a bacterial in-
fection, a viral infection,
inflammatory bowel dis-
ease or colon cancer. Seek
care for any of the follow-
* Severe diarrhea lasting
more than two days
*. Mild diarrhea lasting a
* Constipation that lasts
for more than two weeks
* Unexplained urges to
have a bowel movement
* Bloody diarrhea
* Black or tarry-colored
Mental status changes
Changes in behavior
or thinking may be due to
infection, head injury,
stroke, low blood sugar or
medications. Immediate
medical care is warranted
for any of the following:
* Sudden or gradual con-
fused thinking -
* Disorientation
* Sudden aggressive be-
* Hallucinations in some-
one who has never had
New or more-severe
headaches (especially
for those over age 50)
Medical attention is
needed right away for:
A sudden and severe
headache, often called a
thunderclap headache, be-
cause it comes on
suddenly like a clap of
A headache accompa-
nied by a fever, stiff neck,
rash, mental confusion,
seizure, vision changes,
weakness, numbness,
speaking difficulties,
scalp tenderness or pain
with chewing.
Causes vary for

headaches that are consid-
ered medical emergencies
and may include stroke,
blood vessel inflamma-
tion, meningitis, brain tu-
mor, aneurysm or bleed-
ing on the brain after
head trauma.
Short-term loss of vi-
sion, speaking, move-
ment or control
Minutes count be-
cause these are symptoms
of a possible stroke or
transient ischemic attack
(TIA). Seek immediate
emergency care for any of
the following:
* Sudden weakness or
numbness of the face,
arm, leg on one side of the
* Sudden dimness, blur-
ring or loss of vision
* Loss of speech, or trou-
ble talking or understand-
ing speech
* A sudden or severe
* Sudden dizziness, un-
steadiness or a fall
Flashes of light
The sudden sensation
of flashing lights may sig-
nal the hpginning of rpti-

nal detachment. For that-
condition, immediate
care is needed to save vi-
sion in the affected eye.
Feeling full after eating
very little
Feeling full sooner
than normal after eating
or having persistent nau-
sea or vomiting for a week
might indicate possible
gastrointestinal disor-
ders,pancreaic. cane;
stomach cancer or ovari-
an cancer.'
Hot, red or swollen
These warning signs
may occur with a joint in-
fection, which requires
emergency care to save the,
joint and prevent the spread
of bacteria. Other causes
could include gout or cer-
tain types of arthritis.

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Older People With Diabetes More Apt To

Suffer Depression, UF Study Shows

Growing old can be disheartening.
But for people with diabetes, the aging
process can be downright depressing. A
University of Florida study published
this week in the Archives of Internal
Medicine reveals that older adults diag-
nosed with the type 2 form of the disease
are twice as likely as their peers to suffer
from depression.
An estimated 21 percent of seniors
have the disease, according to the Amer-
ican Diabetes Association, and 1.5 mil-
lion new cases are diagnosed each year.
People with diabetes are at increased
risk for developing heart disease and
stroke, as well as kidney disease, blind-
ness, dental disease and a host of other
UF researchers say depression may
be next on the list. Doctors have noticed
for some time that it is more common
among patients with the disease, but re-
searchers have debated the cause-and-ef-
fect relationship for years. People with
diabetes may suffer hormonal imbal-
ances that predispose them to depres-
sion. On the other hand, depression is as-
sociated with physical and behavioral
factors such as obesity and poor diet that
some say could be enough to trigger dia-
betes in the elderly
The question of which ailment came
first diabetes or depression has re-
mained a mystery until now.
"This is the first study to evaluate di-

abetes as a risk factor for the onset of de-
pression in older persons," said study
author Matteo Cesari, M.D., Ph.D., a geri-
atrician in UF's Institute on Aging. "It's
likely we are looking at a vicious, self-
feeding cycle: Diabetes causes depres-
sion, which may reduce adherence to di-
abetic treatment, therefore worsening
the diabetic condition, and so on."
The researchers evaluated 2,500
healthy patients aged 70 to 79 over a six-
year period to determine if adult-onset
diabetes is a risk factor for depression.
The participants were enrolled in the
Health, Aging and Body Composition
study, an ongoing program sponsored by
the National Institute on Aging that is
based in Memphis, Tenn., and Pitts-
UF researchers, who collaborated
with Health ABC investigators at six oth-
er universities in the U.S. and Europe,
discovered that people with diabetes are
indeed twice as likely to suffer from re-
current depression later in life. The risk
is slightly higher for those who don't
stick to recommended diet and treat-
ment regimens.
About 23 percent of the study partic-
ipants had diabetes, and nearly two-
thirds of those patients had unhealthy
blood sugar levels. The study also re-
vealed that diabetics with high blood
sugar also had elevated levels of an in-
flammatory marker called interleukin-6

that has been associated with depres-
"There may be a direct biological
link between diabetes and depression,"
said Marco Pahor, M.D., director of the
UF Institute on Aging and chairman of
the College of Medicine's department of
aging and geriatrics. "We know that de-
pression is linked to proinflammatory
cytokines, for one. Diabetes may be one
of the triggers that causes depression."
Lack of exercise and an unhealthy
diet appeared to be key factors that con-
tribute to depression in people with dia-
betes, researchers found.
"Obesity and physical performance
are the most important mediators in the
relationship between diabetes and de-
pression reported in the study," Cesari
said. "It is noteworthy that both are re-
lated to poor health status and poor qual-
ity of life."
To avoid feeling melancholy later in
life, the UF researchers said people with
diabetes should take extra care to con-
trol their blood sugar levels by maintain-
ing a healthy diet, exercising regularly
and remembering to take prescribed
"Diabetes is a preventable condition.
Right now, we are facing a national epi-
demic because of obesity and a seden-
tary lifestyle," Pahor said. "Inspiring a
change in lifestyle is an important way
that physicians can help patients avert

depression and other complications of
Depression can be a slippery slope.
Patients overwhelmed by sadness are-
more likely to abandon healthy eating
habits .and become less active, the re-
searchers Said. The study highlights the
need for doctors to prevent the onset of
diabetes by encouraging healthy deci-
sions regarding diet, exercise and med-
"If diabetes is already present, the
careful monitoring of this condition and
the control of (blood sugar) levels are
particularly important to avoid future
negative health-related events, including
the potential onset of 'depression," Ce-
sari said.
Although physicians sometimes
overlook depression in the elderly, the '
National Institute of Mental Health re-
ports that the rate of suicide deaths in
the older population exceeds that of the.
general population.
"The research showing that diabetes
has an independent effect on the onset of
new depression is an important find-
ing," said Jack, Guralnik, M.D., Ph.D.,
chief of the laboratory of epidemiology,
demography and biometry at the Nation-
al Institute on Aging. "Physicians caring
for older diabetic patients need to be par- -
ticularly observant to identify the onset
of depression so that they can initiate'
early treatment."

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The Ripple Effect Of Giving Back To The Community


Rose Marie McHugh, Madison County High
School science teacher, was selected by her dis-
trict Superintendent of Schools to attend a
unique training opportunity made possible by a
$25,000 grant from the Progress Energy Founda-
tion. The timing of the training was critically
important because, in 2006/2007, student FCAT
science scores became tied to school grades for
the first time.
The Progress Energy Foundation grant made
it possible for McHugh and eight other science
teachers from Progress Energy served small and
rural north Florida school districts to attend the
55th Annual National Science Teachers Associa-
tion Conference held March 29-April 1, 2007, in St.
Louis, Missouri. The event offered eight day-long
pre-conference institutes and more than 1,200
concurrent sessions from which to choose.
Post conference and back in the classroom,
McHugh said, "What an incredible adventure!
From building Vex robots to simulating the plan-
etary line-up and using physics to calculate speed
with an energy car to making field guides at the
Missouri Botanical Gardens, was nothing less
than a fantastic journey. I want to personally
thank Progress Energy and my superintendent,
Mrs. Lou Miller for this fabulous opportunity."
Paula Lovett Waller, PAEC executive director,
and Brenda Crouch, a consultant in PAEC's Flori-
daLearns Academy received the check from the
Progress Energy Foundation on behalf of Gulf,
Franklin, Wakulla, Jefferson, Madison, Taylor,
Liberty, Gadsden and Hamilton school districts.
"Giving back to the communities we serve is
one of Progress Energy's core beliefs," said Larry
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Rose Marie McHugh represented Madison County
at a unique training session
Watson, community relations manager for
Progress Energy. "We understand the importance
of our educational systems to the local communi-
ties throughout our service territory. We are
pleased to provide this opportunity to enhance
science education."
Crouch, who wrote the grant to obtain fund-
ing, said, "The timing of this unique professional
development opportunity was critically impor-
tant as FCAT Science scores became tied to school
grades. Professional development of the caliber
experienced by grant participants at this national
conference is costly and our districts simply can-
not afford to send teachers." Suiliuned
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School, recently signed to
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North Florida Community
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The grant's objectives were:
Expose teachers from low socio-economic
status and rural areas to current, research- evi-
denced content, pedagogy and embedded technol-
ogy to enhance teachers' ability to meet Florida's
educational goal of increasing rigor and rele-
vance in middle and high school science class-
Develop a capacity for transferal, sharing
and dissemination of science information to oth-
er students and teachers via online and broad-
Raise academic achievement of students in
areas served by Progress Energy, statewide, and
possibly nationally, as teachers infuse the ac-
quired skills and updated science content knowl-
edge into their daily practice and share those
skills via broadcast.
Waller said to Watson as she accepted the
check, "I want you to understand that you are giv-
ing $1, and our districts and PAEC will be match-
ing this with almost $3." Participating districts
paid for the cost of travel associated with confer-
ence planning and post-conference activities, as
well as for substitute teachers during,the confer-
ence and post-conference activities.
"The teachers were expected to develop lesson
plans based on what they learned at the confer-
ence and provide leadership at the district level,
thus ensuring their new knowledge was shared
with other science teachers and transferred into
the classroom," Waller added.
The project called for the Florida Education
Channel (FEC) to tape teachers presenting lessons
for broadcast and the FloridaLearns Academy to
develop a Website where the lesson plans and
video segments are available nationally. FEC is
broadcast nationwide by DISH Network on chan-
nel 9418.
PAEC is a regional educational service agency
owned and governed by its member school dis-
tricts: Calhoun, FSU Schools, Inc., Franklin, Gads-
den, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Liberty,
Madison, Taylor, Wakulla, Walton and Washing-
Progress Energy (NYSE: PGN,) headquartered
in Raleigh, N.C., is a Fortune 250 diversified ener-
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generation capacity and $9 billion in annual rev-
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tric utilities serving more than 2.9 million cus-
tomers in North Carolina, South Carolina and
Florida. Progress Energy also includes non-regu-
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energy marketing and natural gas exploration.
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Wednesdayjuly 11, 2007


14A Madison County Carrier Wednesday, July 11, 2007


By Ashley Bell
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The seventh annual County Al-
liance for Responsible Environmen-
tal Stewardship (CARES) recogni-
tion dinner was held June 28 at
Dwight Stansel's farm in Wellborn.
Attending the 'event were 750
people from the surrounding coun-
Immediately upon entering the
building, there were booths of re-
freshments. Each booth had a differ-
ent tasty treat, ranging from water-
melon, boiled peanuts, sausage,
corn on the cob, mixed fruit, water,
soft drinks, and tea.
Dinner was compliments of Dan
Buchanan from the Farm Bureau of
The event included a band from
Live Oak, as well as comments from
Commissioner Charles Bronson,
Florida Department of Agriculture;
John Hoblick, President, Florida
Farm Bureau; Mike Sole, Secretary,
Department of Environmental Pro-
tection; Niles Glasgow, State Con-

Proud to
Support &
Our Local
Farmers ,

tl Wayne Vickers
".- Madison County
District 2

Suwannee River Part

Recognitio n
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servationist, Natural Resources
Conservation Service; Jimmy
Cheek, VP, Institute of Food and
Agricultural Sciences, University of
Florida; and Louis Shiver, SRWMD
Governing Board Member, Suwan-
nee River Water Management Dis-
The CARES program was first
implemented in 2001 in union with
the Suwannee River Partnership.
Later, the CARES program was ex-
tended into the Santa Fe River
The program brings together
public agencies, farmers, agricul-
tural associations, and institutions
to increase environmental aware-
ness. It also focuses on recognizing
producers who have voluntarily im-
plemented BMPs on their opera-
tions. The program is a solely volun-
tary and a county-based program
available to all farmers.
The Florida Farm Bureau is be-
ginning to develop similar CARES
programs to other areas of the state,
where it is important that agricul-

tural producers are recognized for
their environmental stewardship.
Many farmers were recognized
for their participation in the pro-
Madison farmers who were hon-
ored at the event were: Neal Baer,
Lee; Paul Baggett, Madison; Lenord
Bembry, Greenville; Paul Braun,
Greenville; James W Brown; Allen
Cherry, Madison; Richard Cone,
Greenville; Ray Cruce, Madison;
Solon Economou, Greenville; Ver-
nell Flowers, Pinetta; James Hart,
Madison; Wayne Hudson,
Greenville; Payne H. Midyette, Madi-
son; Travis Page, Greenville; John
Parker, Greenville; Hoyt and Betty
Jo Ragans, Madison; Frank Rykard,
Madison; Andrew Stephens, Madi-
son; Eloise Stewart, Pinetta; John C.
Webb, Lee; and Joy Wells, Madison..
Each farmer received an award
plaque and a gift basket. Commis-
sioner Charles Bronson of Florida
Department of Agriculture and
Florida Farm Bureau President
John Hoblick presented the awards.

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Senator Charlie Dean
speaks a few words at the
CARES Dinner.

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John Hoblick, Florida Farm Bureau President, right,
presents an award to John C. Webb, center, of Lee. Also
presenting the award is Agriculture Commissioner
Charles Bronson, left.

Agriculture Commissioner Charles Bronson, left, pre-
sents an award to Terry, center, and Joy Wells.

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Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Kinsley
Agriculture Commissioner Charles Bronson, left, and
Florida Farm Bureau President John Hoblick, right, pre-
sents Payne Midyette, center, a cattle farmer in Cherry
Lake, with an award.


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Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Kinsley
Andrew Stephens, center, receives an award from'
Charles Bronson, Agriculture Commissioner, left, and
Florida Farm Bureau President John Hoblick.

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Kinsley.
Dan Buchanan, left, and Ray Crawford, take a short
break from cooking.

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Kinsley
Vernell Flowers, center, is presented a CARES award
from Agriculture Commissioner Charles Bronson, left,
and Florida Farm Bureau President John Hoblick.

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo
by Emerald Kinsley
President John Hoblick,
Florida Farm Bureau, spoke
briefly during the CARES

Travis Page of Greenville, center, receives an award
from Agriculture Commissioner Charles Bronson, left,
and John Hoblick, Florida Farm Bureau President right.

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Wednesday,July 11, 2007


Madison County Carrier 15A

W ll i h Gr1 Ge ,tt Pblihing, In, PNot..' B\ E,,,uralJ Kinshe
Florida Agriculture Commissioner Charles Bronson,
Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Emerald Kinsley Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Emerald Kinsley left, presents an award to Ernest Fulford, center, and
Florida Agriculture Commissioner Charles Bronson, Florida Agriculture Commissioner Charles Bronson, Stephen Fulford, of Fulford Farms, Monticello.
left, and President of Florida Farm Bureau John Hoblick, left, presents Kirk Brock, center, an award. Also present-
right, present an award to Wayne Hudson, center, a hay ing the award is John Hoblick, Florida Farm Bureau Pres- I
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Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Emerald Kinsley
Enjoying their food provided at the CARES Dinner are left to right: Jeffrey Hamm, Wayne Hudson, Travis Page,
and Darrell Land.

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Emerald Kinsley
Florida Agriculture Commissioner Charles Bronson,
left, and John Hoblick, Florida Farm Bureau President,
right, presents an award to Allen Cherry, center, who rais-
es cattle in Madison.

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Emerald Kinsley
Stephen Monroe, Jefferson County Farm Bureau
President, makes an announcement during the event.

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Emerald Kinsley
Leonard Bembry, center, a cattle farmer in Greenville,
is presented with an award by Agriculture Commissioner'
Charles Bronson, left, and John Hoblick, Florida Farm
Bureau President.

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Emerald Kinsley
Agriculture Commissioner Charles Bronson, left, and
Florida Farm Bureau President John Hoblick, right, pre-
sents an award to cattle and peanut farmer Richard Cone,


Madison County Farmers!

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Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Madison County Carrier 17A



Under the authority of the Self-Service Storage Facility Act. Section 83.805, the follow-
ing property has been seized for nonpayment of rent:
Gloria Brinson- Unit 5- Household items
Kathy Craddock- Unit 8- Household items
Mandisa Dunbar- Unit 11- Household items
Cassey Walker- Unit 36- Household items
The property will be sold at a public sale on Saturday, July 28, 2007 at 9:00 a.m. at the
McWilliams Realty Mini-Storage, Hwy. 14 South. For further information call 850-

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NOTICE: The District S .hool. Board of Madidn .nCoumi. Flinda. uill hold a.1 publk
hearing on Tu( aa, liiu'u 1 '. 2n11'. at 6:NlMt p.m. The meilint will be hlid in Ihi school
Board MI eating Room ol Ilh Superintl-ndcni' Oltiter. 211, NT Dual \L. MNadison,.

\ddendum to th I'od ,'I Sludentl conduct 2lUU'-ii8
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The propo-sd document mai b,: tieecd at ih( School Board Office. 2111 NE DLal N't.
Madison. Florida.
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CASE NO.,: 2006-535-CA




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CASE NO: 2007-257-CA




CASE NO. 2007-121-CA


Husband and Wife,



To: All Above Named Unknown Defendants, including Unknown Tenant
No.1 and Unknown Tenant No. 2,
Addresses Unknown

that an action seeking foreclosure and other relief on the following property in Madi-
son County, Florida:4

Lot 14, NORTON CREEK SUBDIVISION, according to the plat there-
of, as recorded in the Plat Book 2, Pages 31 through 33 inclusive, of the
Public Records of Madison County, Florida. Said lands situate, lying
and being in Madison County, Florida.

Subject to Restrictions and Protective Covenants as recorded in OR
Book 750, Pages 257-58, Official Records of Madison County, Florida

has been filed against you, and each of you are required to serve a copy of your written
defenses, if any, to it on Scot B. Copeland, the plaintiff's attorney, whose address is 174
East Base Street, Madison, Florida 32340 on or before August 4,2007, and file the orig- k
inal with the clerk of this court either before service on the plaintiff's attorney or im-
mediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief de-
manded in the complaint or petition.

Dated this 29th day of June, 2007.

As Clerk of the Circuit Court

By: /S/ Ramona Dickinson
As Deputy Clerk



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NOTICE IS HEREBY given that the real property located in Madison County, Flori-
da, described as follows:

The following parcel is in the SE 1/4 of SW 1/2 of Section 21, all being
West of SR53, and north of the E/W section line Public Road.

Start at SW Corner of SE 1/4 of SW 1/2 of Section 21, Township 2 North,
Range 9 East and run East along section line and Public Road 315 feet
to Point of Beginning and SW corner of Lot 1.

Start at above mentioned Point of Beginning of Lot 1 and continue East
210 feet along section line and Public Road to Point of Beginning and
SW corner of Lot 2; thence continue East 117.6 feet to Oliver Pearson,
O.R. Book 55, page 700; thence North 210 feet; thence West 117.6 feet;
thence South 210 feet to Point of Beginning containing 0.57 acres, more
or less, subject to Public Road use Easement along south side.

TOGETHER WITH a 1995 Eagle Mobile Home, ID Nos.
GAFLR54A75695ET and GAFLR54B75695ET, which said mobile
home is attached to and is a part of the above described property.

shall be sold by the Clerk of this Court, at public sale, pursuant to the Summary Final
Judgment of Foreclosure rendered in the above styled action dated June 21, 2007 at the
Madison County Courthouse, in Madison, Madison County, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on
Tuesday, July 31, 2007, to the best and highest bidder for cash.

WITNESS my hand and official seal in the State ahd County aforesaid this 26th day of

June, 2007.

Clerk of Court

(Court Seal) By:/s/Ramona Dickinson
Deputy Clerk


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Cont from Page 1A
red, white and blue for the occasion.
Callie Buchanan, who lives in Lake Park, Ga., but
whose family roots are based in Pinetta, sang the Chris-
tian song made popular by Mercy Me entitled "I Can
Only Imagine."
The night was dedicated to Madison County's men
and women in the military and their families and differ-
ent speakers and singers paid tribute to them.
McHargue delivered a message before Jay Hicks
sang a special song.
Oliver Bradley, who is the pastor of Morningstar
Missionary Baptist Church, as well as Madison Coun-
ty's Veterans Service Officer, introduced several veter-
ans and their families. Following a song by John Day, he
and the veterans spoke on the subject "What Does Free-
dom Mean to Me?"
David Fries then sang a special before Preston
Gainey, pastor of Hopewell Baptist Church, spoke.
Gainey's wife, Jessica, sang, following Preston's
Bradley spoke on the subject "What Does the Flag
Mean to Me?" before Jerome Wyche sang "God Bless
McHargue spoke again before, more patriotic music
by David Fries and Jay Hicks.
Tammy Leslie, sponsor of the Fellowship of Christ-
ian Athletes at Madison County High School, delivered
a message before songs by Theodore Brown and Callie
Justin Davis closed the evening, singing "The Star
Spangled Banner" as the fireworks were set off above
Lake Francis.
Johnson and Johnson, as well as area churches,
sponsored the event.

Photo Courtesy of Action Photos, July 4, 2007
The crowd sits and watches the Fourth of July festivities at Madison's Lake Francis.

Photo Courtesy of Action Photos, July 4, 2007
Children display their patriotic fervor as they held flags to wave on 4th of July.

Jessica Gainey sings
during the Fourth of July
ceremonies at Lake Fran-

Oliver Bradley, Madi-
son County's Veterans'
Service Officer, speaks
about freedom during the
service at Lake Francis.

Callie Buchanan sings
"I Can Only Imagine."

Justin Davis sings the
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Steve McHargue, pas-
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