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Language: English
Publisher: Tommy Greene
Place of Publication: Madison Fla
Publication Date: July 18, 2007
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Minor Stabbed At

Recreation Park

By Ashley Bell
Greene Publishing, Inc.
According to the Madison Police Depart-
ment. Patrolman Brandon Abbott was dis-
patched to the Recreation Park located on Or-
ange Avenue in reference to a stabbing.
Two minors got into an altercation, resulting
in the victim being stabbed twice and the suspect
receiving a minor cut on his finger.
Upon ari ival at the park, both the victim and
the susp-ct h3'1 been taken to the Nlarlison


By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
A 28-year-old woman drowned on Saturday at
an area known as "Crack Springs," just off Myrrh
Road in Ellaville.
According to a Madison County Sheriff's Of-
fice report, Elizabeth Anna Hallbach, of Coral
Gables, had gone diving when something went
wrong with her physically.
Hallbach reportedly dived in waters that were

Memorial Hospital After collecting statements
from the witnesses. Patrolman Brandon Abbott
went to the hospital to receive statements from
the suspect and the victim. It was concluded that
the victim had assaulted the suspect and
knocked him to the ground. The suspect then
reached for a knife in his back pocket and
stabbed the victim twice, once in his left shoul-
der and once in his upper right back.
The suspect was placed under arrest and tak-
en to the Madison County Jail.


160 feet deep at a water temperature of 69 degrees
She was down in the springs on a dive that
lasted approximately 90 minutes. Her dive part-
ners included her husband, Tim Hallbach, and
Wayne Kinard, owner of Amigo Dive Shop in the
The cause of the drowning is still under in-
vestigation, pending results from the medical ex-
aminer's office.

Four Ruled Driving While Drunk; Eight Not Wearing Seatbelts

By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
This year, Madison County has had a rash of
traffic fatalities with a number of them occur-
ring on the interstate. This year, the county has
already had 14 traffic deaths, compared to only 11
last year and 15 in 2005. If the pace continues, the
deaths could surpass the 1995 record total of 17.
According to Florida Highway Patrol Sgt.
John Haire, supervisor of the Traffic Homicide
Investigation (THI) Unit, all of the accidents in-
volved only one fatality each.
Haire said that of the 14 people killed.
through June, six (42.5 percent) had been wear-
Please see Traffic Deaths, Page 14A

Tree Falls On. Macedonia Church Road

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Ashley Bell, Jly 10, 2007
On Tuesday, July 10 at approximately 10:40 p.m. a tree fell, covering Macedonia Church Road. A cit-
izen of Madison County nearly crashed into the tree, but thankfully maneuvered the vehicle around the
blockage. Thecitizen then called 911 to report the fallen tree. Lying down, the tree averaged 10 feet at
its highest point and stretched across the road.

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Harris, Banks Plead

Guilty To Murder

Sentenced to 25 years in state prison
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Two men were sentenced to 25 years in prison, each for their
role in murders on
Father's Day 2005.
Banks and Ronnie
Harris pled guilty to
second-degree mur-
der with discharge
of a firearm result- i
ing in death. Circuit a
Judge Leandra

a 25 year minimum- Ronnie Harris Francisco Banks
mandatory sen-
tence followed by 15 years of probation. The pair received credit for
time served in the county jail (approximately two years).
The two men were accused of murder, following a shootout on
Please see Murder, Page 4A

Greene Publishing, Inc. Adds
Ted Ensminger As Associate Publisher
Emerald Greene Kinsley recently an-
nounced the addition of an associate publish-
er position to the group of publications at
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Ted C. Ensminger has assumed the re-
sponsibilities of Associate Publisher for the
Madison County Carrier and the Madison En-
terpriseRecorder effective immediately.
.Ted brings to the table over 30 years of
publishing experience to our team. We wel-
come him with great enthusiasm and look
forward to his leadership in taking the publi-
cations to the next level," said Kinsley Ted C. Ensminger
Ensminger is a 1971 graduate of North Florida Junior College
and lived almost 30 years in the Central Florida area. While there,
he served as Vice President and National Sales Director for Outdoor
Please see Ensminger, Page 4A

Jacob Bembry Appointed Editor

Of Greene Publishing, Inc.
Jacob Bembry has been appointed editor
of the two Greene Publishing, Inc. Madison
newspapers, The Madison County Carrier
and The Madison Enterprise-Recorder
He was also recognized as Citizen of the
Year by his hometown in Lee in 2006 as part
of the annual Lee Day festivities.
Bembry has been employed with Greene
Publishing, Inc., for 12 years. He is a native of
Madison, who grew up in Monticello and at-
tended Jefferson County High School. He
continued his education at North Florida Ju-
nior College and Florida State University
with B.S. in Media Performance.
Through the years, Bembry has covered everything from crime
Please see Bembry, Page 2A

Greene Publishing, Inc. Hires

Bryant Thigpen
By Ashley Bell
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Bryant Thigpen, the 19-year-old son of
Tommy and Marie Thigpen of Madison, was
recently hired as the new receptionist for
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Thigpen graduated with honors in 2006
from Madison County High School. He con-
tinues his education at North Florida Com-
munity College, where he plays the piano and
bass guitar in Jazz Band. Thigpen also plays
the piano for his church, Bible Deliverance.
Bryant Thigpen Please see Thigpen, Page 4A

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

Marcus Smith Gets 17 Years

June 18th I received a phone call from the ATFE
agent telling me that Marcus Smith was to be sentenced
June 22nd and would I meet with the Agent and the Dis-
trict Attorney that morning prior to the Judges sen-
When I met with the Agent and the Attorney, I was
infuriated to say the least. Mr. Marcus Smith had pled
guilty to possession of three of the firearms stolen from
my shop 04 July 2006 and was to receive a 10 year sen-
tence. I thought that was nowhere near enough time,
and said so quite vocally I was promised by the District
Attorney, that I would have a chance to have my say in
Court, and I did.
The following is pretty much what happened. I rec-
ognized Mr. Marcus Smith the moment he walked into
the court room, you see, Marcus Smith and three other
up-standing citizens came into my shop about' one to
two weeks before the break in, "casing the joint" I have
yet to see the other three gentlemen that have been ar-
rested in connection with the Breaking & Entering,
somehow, I have the feeling they may be the very same
trio that were with Marcus Smith.
I asked the Judge politely, that Mr. Smith get 20 or
more years in Federal prison, the firearms stolen were
not to be used for squirrel hunting, they were to be used
to further enhance their crimes. I also thought we
should remove Mr. Smith from the gene pool, for as long

as was possible by law. My thoughts were that Mr. Mar-
cus Smith would NEVER become a good tax- paying cit-
izen and the State of Florida would be a better and safer
State without Mr. Smith running the streets.
The Judge decided to prolong the sentencing until
Monday, June 25th. that the Defense Attorney would
have a chance to better prepare for this new stuff that
just came out.
Monday June 25th was un-eventful for me, I wasn't
allowed in the court room however the ATFE agent was
on the stand for over two hours as was our very own Lt.
Mark Joost. of the Madison County Sheriffs Depart-
The Judge didn't believe Mr. Marcus Jermaine
Smith, Marcus Smith will be serving the next 17 years
of his life in a Federal Penitentiary. When the 17 years
have been served, Marcus Smith will get three years
probations and must restitute to me $1975.95 Oh boy,,for
a person who no longer purchases green bananas "I
may not be around when they ripen" I can barely con-
tain myself just waiting to collect this money,
The only good thing about this whole episode, is
that Marcus Smith's mother, whom I met and think she
is a really nice person, will no longer have to worry as
to the whereabouts of her son.
Now, -for the other three.
George Pouliotte

A Necessary Bill Of Non-Rights



J:July 20th.



-. July 24th

This is probably the best e-mail I've seen in a long,
.long time. The following has been attributed to State
Representative Mitchell Kaye from GA. This guy should
run for President one day..
"We the sensible people of the United States, in an
attempt to help everyone get along, restore some sem-
blance of justice, avoid more riots, keep our nation safe,
promote positive behavior, and secure the blessings of
debt-free liberty to ourselves and our great-great great-
grandchildren, hereby try one more time to ordaiL and
establish some common sense guidelines for the termi-
nally whiny, guilt ridden, delusional, and other liberal
bed-wetters. We hold these truths to be self evident: that
a whole lot of people are confused by the Bill of Rights
and are so dim they require a Bill of NON-Rights." '-
ARTICLE I: You do not have the right to a new car,
big screen TV, or any other form of wealth. More power
to you if you can legally acquire them, but no one is
guaranteeing anything.
ARTICLE II: You do not have the right to never be
offended. This country is based on freedom, and that
means freedom for everyone not just you! You may
leave the room, turn the channel, express a different
opinion, etc.; but the, world is full of idiots, and proba-
bly always will be.
ARTICLE III: You do not have the right to be free
from harm. If you stick a screwdriver in your eye, learn
to be more careful; do not expect the tool manufacturer
to make you and all your relatives independently
ARTICLE IV: You do not have the right to free food
and housing. Americans are the most charitable people
to be found, and will gladly help anyone in need, but we
are quickly growing weary of subsidizing generation
after generation of professional couch potatoes who
achieve nothing more than the creation of another gen-
eration of professional couch potatoes. (This one
is my pet peeve...get an education and go to work....don't
expect everyone else to take care of you!)

ARTICLE V: You do not have the right to free health
care. That would be nice, but from the looks of public
housing, we're just not. interested in public health care.
ARTICLE VI: You do not have the right to physical-
ly harm other people. If you kidnap, rape, intentionally
maim, or kill someone, don't be surprised if the rest of
us want to see you fry in the electric chair.
ARTICLE VII: You do not have the right to the pos-
sessions of others. If you rob, cheat, or coerce away the
goods or services of other citizens, don't be surprised if
the rest of us get together and lock you away in a place
where you still won't have the right to a big screen color
TV or a life of leisure.
ARTICLE VIII: You do not have the right to a job.
All of us sure want you,.to have a job, and, will gladly
help you along in.hard times, but we expect youto to fake
advantage of the opportunities of education and voca-
tional training laid before you to make yourself useful.
ARTICLE IX: You do not have the right to happi-
ness., Being an American means that you have the right
to PURSUE happiness, which by the way, is a lot easier
if you are unencumbered by an over abundance of idi-
otic laws created by those of you who were confused by
the Bill of Rights.
ARTICLE X: This is an English speaking country
We don't care where you are from, English is our lan-
guage. Learn it or go back to wherever you came from!
ARTICLE XI: You do not have the right to change
our country's history or heritage. This country was
founded on the belief in one true God. Andyet, you are
given the freedom to -believe in any religion, any faith,
or no faith at all; with no fear of persecution. The
phrase IN GOD WE TRUST is part of our heritage and
history, and if you are uncomfortable with it, TOUGH!
I just think it's about time common sense is allowed
to flourish. Sensible people of the United States speak
out because if you do not, who will?
Thelma Doty

Question Of The

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Yes 79.92%

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Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Madison County Carrier 3A


Lee Limelight
Jacob Bembry

Christian LifeChanging Experiences
I hope that everyone is enjoying the summer. It has
been hot and I have been so thankful for the rain.
Congratulations to Jeffery and Elizabeth (Hale)
Hamrick, who were recently wed. Liz is the daughter of
Eddie Ray and Kathryn Hale of Lee.
The teenagers at Midway Church of God returned
home Friday from Youth Camp at Live Oak Church of
God. The teens and some of their friends from Madison
Church of God shared remarkable stories of life-chang-
ing experiences on Sunday morning at Midway Church
of God.
Happy birthday wishes go out to Mrs. Ina Moore,
Mrs. Beanie Searcy, Kim Fenneman, Jeff Small and
Lewis Williams, who celebrate their big days on July 21.
Merritt Medders, Barbara Nagel, Bryan Mauldin and
Michael Quackenbush celebrate their birthdays on July
23. Julian Penny, Dillan Phillips, Revonda Frith, Tucker
Slattery and David Carter all celebrate their birthdays
on July 24.
That's all the news for this week! Have a great one!
May God bless each and every one of you!

Jeffrey A. Davis and DOR vs. Shannon A. Mac-
cum-child support
Julie Combass vs. Derek Mendheim-domestic in-
Patrice Washington vs. Chaquita Boatman-repeat
domestic injunction
Tamika Mitchell vs. Chaquita Boatman-repeat
domestic injunction
Danielle N. Stephens and DOR vs. Marion D.
Jamie M. Lawrence and DOR vs. Todd Baker-sup-
Lakeidra Baynard and DOR vs. Broderick D. Lee-
:Keinyata L' "Travis and DOR vs. Wilbert C. Sears-
support ,
Angela Johnson vs. Larry D. Johnson-domestic
Melissa Ann Miller vs. Kevin E. Miller, Jr.-disso-
lution of marriage
Terry McDaniel vs. Madison County Sheriff's Of-
fice-other civil
GMAC Mortgage vs. Theresa M. Graham-mort-
gage foreclosure
Ivy Financial Corporation vs. Nicky Cherry-
mortgage foreclosure
US Bank National Association vs. Ted E. Davis-
mortage foreclosure
Kiara Sharee Reddick and DOR vs. Vincent Lom-
bardi Lee, Jr.-support
Karen Yates and DOR vs. Donnie Alvarez-support
Steven E. Fongealleaz vs. Andrea K. Fongeallez-
dissolution of marriage
James Howell Herndon vs. Hollie H. Herndon-dis-
solution of marriage

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A weekly newspaper [USPS 324 800] designed for the express
reading pleasures of the people of its circulation area, be they past, pre-
sent or future residents.
Published weekly by Greene Publishing, Inc., 1695 South State
Road 53, Madison, Florida 32340. Periodicals postage PAID at the Post
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Notice To

Florida Homeowners
"Homestead Exemption" has nothing what-so-ever
to do with 'Homestead Declaration'
A vast majority of Florida homeowners do not
know the difference between the two meanings. Home-
stead Exemption is a tax break established in statuto-
ry law, while a declaration of "Homestead" was estab-
lished in the Constitution of Florida. There are many
case laws and Florida Supreme Court decisions up-
holding protection offered by declaring your property
a homestead. Here is why it is important for you to un-
derstand the difference.
Homestead Exemption is a reduction in taxes and
affords the home owner limited legal protection.
Homestead exemption is often times incorrectly re-
garded and referred to as a constitutional guarantee to
Florida residents that reduce the taxable value of res-
idential real property for qualified residents. The
state's homestead tax exemption is not a constitution-
al right. The tax exemption is also incorrectly referred
to in many other ways by unknowledgeable realtors,
brokers, attorneys and homeowners. "Homestead ex-
emption" also, albeit incorrectly, sometimes refers to
asset protection of a home or of real property as pre-
viously mentioned. Your home probably qualifies for a
"Homestead Exemption", which is related to ad val-
orem property taxes and assessments and does not ful-
ly protect your home from lawsuits, judgments and
creditors. Homestead protection is not as "automat-
ic"as most people widely and commonly assume. The
adage that "they can't take your house" does not al-
ways ring true. It happens more today than it did dur-
ing the Great Depression.
Homestead Declaration on the other hand is a
sworn statement by the homeowner of their election to
claim this property as their homestead and as such
has recorded same with the county clerk. The Florida
exemption statutes allows homeowners to 'designate'
and "set apart" their homestead, to protect it from a
forced sale to satisfy creditors, and to protect its equi-
ty You will more than likely find that your county tax
appraisal office is unable to answer questions con-
cerning "designation of homestead" and the exemp-
tion for protection from forced sale. In fact, many local
tax offices and county recorder's offices often times
act as if they have never heard of the statute, nor do
they seem to know how to serve the homeowner under
the statute. Where a homeowner retains the maximum
amount of land qualified to be selected as their home-
stead up to 160 acres and 1/ acre inside municipalities
- the homeowner and the family is afforded maximum
homestead protection under the law, provided he has
properly claimed such rights. Proper claim is the key.
The protection is NOT automatic. You have to ob-
tain the correct form, fill it out, sign it in front of a no-
tary and record it at the county court house for a dec-
laration of homestead to be effective. Filing for the tax
break under "Homestead Exemption"', DOES NOT ful-
ly protect your homestead from judgments, liens and
creditors as most of us believe. When you properly de-
clare your property as your "Homestead" though, it
gives you enormous protection. Every Florida home-
owner should do this regardless the value of their
home. It is a simple, inexpensive one page form that is
easy to fill out, and it might just save your home from
economic disaster.
Though they vary from one state to another, home-
stead statutes are similar in intent. They're designed
to preserve family homes, which might otherwise be
taken in times of monetary misfortune or upon the
death of the head of the household. In general, this
protection is available only if the declaration is filed
in advance of such a catastrophe. You should definite-
ly take the time to file this asset protection document.
You may never need this extra level of homestead pro-
tection, but like hurricane insurance, it is much better
to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have
To find out more about this important subject and
how to obtain the proper form to establish a Declara-
tion of Homestead on your property, go to www.Home-


Madison County Carrier Photo, March 12, 1998
Jim Stanley, left, Emergency Management Agency Direc-
tor, and Vicki Brown, center, Assistant Emergency Manage-
ment Agency Director, present School Superintendent
Colleen Campbell with weather alert radios for every school
in the county. Madison County EMA placed 60 radios in nurs-
ing homes, day care centers, all county, state, and federal
agencies, and schools. Ten of the radios were purchased
through a state grant and the others were purchased by EMA.

Stray Vectors
(Editorial Note: "Stray Vectors" is Boyles' by-line for
random thoughts)
Most of the Democrats running for president in-
cluding the big three have announced that they won't
participate in a Fox News debate scheduled for Septem-
ber. What are they afraid of? If they're frightened by
the prospect of Brit Hume's questions, how will they an-
swer someone like Ahmadinejad?
Question: How many times should a dollar earned
be taxed? Taxpayer's answer: once. Politician's an-
swer: as many times as I can get away with!
The strength of the United States is not measured in
military terms troops, planes and ships. Rather, it is
the economic base which supports our democratic in-
stitutions. Look at what happened to the old Soviet
Union 20 years ago. All of their military might was
meaningless because their economy was in shambles.
North Korea has an immense military establish-
ment which can't even move 50 miles for lack of fuel. In
the words of 1992 candidate Bill Clinton, "it's the econ-
omy, stupid."
When did the leaders of the Democrat Party decide
that the war in Iraq was lost? Has their position under-
mined our chances of success? Is this the example of a
self-fulfilling prophecy?
I saw a news release just the other day that the Jef-
ferson Memorial is slowly sinking into the mud around
the Tidal Basin. This is a great metaphor Washington
slime is finally catching up to our most treasured mon-
I take people at their word. When a politician says
something, I believe he means what he says. When one
of our enemies makes a statement, I take their words se-
riously If they say "death to America," I believe they
want to kill people like you and me.
The old saying goes like this: "there are only two
things in life that you can count on death and taxes."
Leave it to conniving politicians to combine both ideas
into one ... death tax. That leads to a moral question:
should death be a taxable event?
The latest jihadist attempt to kill and maim a lot of
innocent people in Britain and Scotland was perpetuat-
* ed by a group of doctors. Doctor's creating patients:
that's a new twist on creating business blow 'em up
one day and patch 'em up the next. Do you see that
we're not even on the same planet of understanding
with these people?
Robert F Kennedy, Jr. said, "I am a traitor because I
have not bought into the man-made global warming
hype. Well, I reckon I had better lock the door at night
and guard it with my life now that the jack-booted envi-
ronmental Gestapo is on the loose."
Every day I'm thankful for little things such as ...
my phone number is not listed on the calling records of
the DC Madam. Can't speak for the rest of you fellows,
but I'm clean.
If you use these compact florescent light bulbs,
don't drop and break one. If you do, just sweep it up and
don't tell anyone. Some poor schmuck in Maine
dropped one of these CFLs, recalled there was a trace
amount of mercury in the bulb, and called the state en-
vironmental office for assistance. Several phone calls, a
lot of frustration, and a visit from an approved contrac-
tor later, she was presented with a $2000 bill for cleanup
of an "environmental hazard."
Americans hate long wars. We are easily bored.
Al Gore, Jr. was arrested in Los Angeles for doing
100 mph in his Toyota Prius. The arresting officer
found drugs in the car as well. I didn't know a Prius
could do a hundred. I'll bet you my next fill-up that he
wasn't getting 50 miles to the gallon doing a hundred!
Have you ever noticed how some people and politi-
cians in particular bandy about the term "crisis?" The
climate is in crisis; same with health care, property tax-
es, the cost of electricity, etc. etc. All of this noise sort
of inoculates you to an actual crisis like 9/11 and the
Christmas 2004 tsunami that killed hundreds of thou-
sands in the Indian Ocean. Would the real "crisis"
please stand up?
Just before joining the unanimous vote to confirm
General David Petreaus' appointment as the comman-
der in Iraq, Senator Bill Nelson wished him "good
luck." Was that wish for his success against our ene-
mies in Iraq or the politicians in Washington?

By Ashley Bell
Greene Publishing, Inc.




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Women Arrested For Dealing In Stolen Property
Pamela Joy Young, of Madison County, was arrested
on June 28 at 11:44 a.m. for one count of dealing in stolen
According to the Madison Police Department, a
Madison resident reported that between May 4 and June
27, someone had entered his home and stolen several .
items. One of his items, a 27-inch Phillips television was
recovered from a pawnshop, after the serial number was
confirmed as being his.
When questioned, Young claimed that she pur- -
chased the television on April 25 from a black male at .
Hill Top Apartments. The television was pawned on May -
23, and the owner, Collins, stated that the television was- .*
n't missing until the fourth of May.
The arresting officer was Patrolman Joseph Agner. Pamela Joy Young

Man Arrested For Domestic Violence

And Resisting Arrest Without Violence

A Madison man was arrested for re-
sisting arresting without violence on
Thursday, July 12.
According to a Madison Police Depart-
ment report, Patrolman Joel Oquendo
made contact with Leon Artis Mont-
gomery, 20, a suspect in a domestic vio-
lence case that Sgt. Chris Cooks was work-

ing on.
When Oquendo asked Montgomery for
his name, he advised that his name was
Michael and that Leon was his brother.
Oquendo made contact with Mont-
gomery's mother, who identified him.
Montgomery was also arrested for do-
mestic violence.

Murder Cont. from Page 1A'
Father's Day, June 19, 2005. Madison Police Depart- According to the MPD,
Raymond Stewart was ment planned to add mur- the incident began during
the first victim to die. der charges to the war- a domestic dispute. Banks
John Walton clung to life, rant. took it upon himself to be-
through the help of life Ronnie Dwayne Har- gin shooting when one of
support, before dying on, ris, Jr. was arrested on a his associates was in-
June 20. warrant for attempted volved in the fight.
Francisco Banks was murder early Tuesday The two men accused
arrested Father's Day for morning, June 22, in of the murders were in-
the shooting. Originally Suwannee County Murder dicted by a grand jury on
charged.itl':possQsioqo,f charges, were- later1 filed Auw t 18,12005. .
a. firearm by a felon, the against Harris.

Ensminger Cont. from Page 1A

Sports Marketing, Inc., a
company that published
24 outdoor magazines in
34 states. Later in his ca-
reer, he was active in
many tourism and gov-

ernmental organizations
and later joined the man-
agement staff of,Bass Pro
Shops in Orlando, where
he won several awards for
his work performance.
"This position with
Emerald and her staff is
something that I have
trained for all of my life,"
explained Ensminger.
"And, I believe that the fu-
ture will see many areas
of growth within our pub-
lications." Ensminger
continued by saying that
he looks forward to guid-
ing the newspapers into
being more than just
news, with an additional
focus on entertainment

and education. "No other
entity in the county has
the reach and the respon-
sibility as do our newspa-
pers. As good stewards of
our community we wel-
come this responsibility."
Ensminger returned
to Madison in January of
this year. It was a home-
coming that was overdue
and he was pleasantly
surprised to find the city
had not lost its charm,
beauty and the welcom-
ing warmth of its resi-
dents. "This is where I
want to be and I am truly
blessed to be a part of the
Greene Publishing, Inc.

Bembry Cont. from Page 1A

to football games to civic clubs for the newspaper.
"There is something new all the time. Nothing is the
same day after day," he said.
People are the most important part of the news busi-
ness, from readers to the subject of stories themselves.
"It seems that everyone has a story," he said. "You
can discover some interesting stories and information
just by listening to a person. Some of the most interest-
ing stories have come about when I've been covering
something else and someone shares an something new."
Bembry was recognized in June as the Florida Press
Association's Shining Star. He received the coveted
award, which recognizes the top newspaper employee in
the Association, at the banquet held at the Sawgrass
Marriott in Ponte Vedra Beach. He has also won awards
for Best Editorial in 2003 and, along with his colleagues,
for In-Depth News Coverage of the 1997 fire that con-
sumed a block on Range Street in downtown Madison.
Bembry encourages anyone with stories of interest
to call him at 973-4141 or email him at jacob(,greenepub-
"I appreciate the faith that our publisher, Emerald
Kinsley, has placed in me by appointing me to this posi-
tion," he said. "I have a big responsibility to the news-
paper staff and to the readers of both newspapers."

Thigpen Cont. from Page 1A
Thigpen is engaged to Samantha Smith, daughter of
Stewart and Cindy Smith. They will marry July 19,2008.
In his spare time, Thigpen enjoys fishing and travel-
ing with his music group the Reflectsons. He is the bass
guitarist for the group was awarded Bass Guitarist of
the Year in 2002, 2003, and 2006 by The Gospel Post.




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Wednesday, July 18, 2007 Madison County Carrier 5A


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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, Madi-
son. 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 Hu-
mane Society is open
every Tuesday through
Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2
p.m. It is located on 1156

. .. t,

Hoyt Walker
Hoyt Walker, age 96,
of Daytona Beach died
Monday, July 9, 2007.
Funeral services were
Friday July 13, 2007 at 2
p.m. at Pine Grove Baptist
Church in Madison with-
burial following at Pine
Grove Cemetery. Beggs Fu-
heral Home was in charge
of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers the
family requests donations
be made to Pine Grove
Baptist Church, Madison,
Fl. 32340
. She was born in Dowl-
ing Park, Florida. She
lived in Alachua for,, M
years and was a previous
member of First Baptist
Church of Alachua and is
a member of Pine Grove
Baptist Church in
Hanson. She enjoyed do-
ing missionary work in
Texas and Alaska and also
loved singinghymns, read-
ing, gardening and travel-
She is survived by four
daughters; Iris Lane of De-
land; Alda Carter and
(Erv) of Jacksonville;
Eleanor Burns of Ocala;
and Gwendolyn Wayne
and (John) of Littlerock,
AR; one sister; Audrey
Wood of Hanson; six
grandchildren, 11 great-
grandchildren, and one
great-great grandchild.
She wag' preceded in
death by her husband,
Leonard Walker; one in-
fant daughter, Vera Lynn;
Parents, Drew and Cor-
nelia T Hughey; brothers;
Russell and Leslie Hughey;
sisters, Wanna Hughey,
Gladys Smith, Vera Sowell
and Arie Drew; one grand-
son, Michael Sanders.

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 di-
rections 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 di-
abetes and those wanting
to prevent diabetes. The
group meets the third
Tuesday of each month at
the Greenville Public Li-
brary Conference Room at
312 SW Church Street,
Greenville, 11 11:30 a.m.
Everyone is welcome!
Third Wednesday
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: di-
Abetes, high blood pres-
sure, 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 WednIes-
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 18
GED testing, 6 PM,
NFCC Technical Center,
Madison, Florida. Pre-
registration is required.
To register please call
(850) 973-1629.
.July 18
U.S. Senator Mel Mar-
tinez (R-FL) has an-
nounced Community of-
fice hours in, Madison
County to be held on
Wednesday, July 18th from
2 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the
County Commissioners
Board Room in the Madi-
son County Courthouse
Annex on 229 SW Pinck-
July 19
College Placement
Test (CPT), NFCC Testing
Center (Bldg. #16), 5 p.m.
in Madison. Register in
NFCC Student Services 24
hours before test. For in-
formation please call (850)

Dinner Weekdays: 4 p.m. 10 p.m.

vnch; Sat & Sun 12 p.m,
Friday: 4 p.m. 11 p.m.
Saturday:, 12 p.m. 11 p.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m. 10 p.m.

July 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 20
There will be a fish fry
and a car wash Friday,
July 20, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
located in front of Mays
Auto Shop located on
MLKBlvd. This event is
sponsored by the interna-
tional F& A.M Mason and
Order of Eastern Star Inc.
July 22
The art of one stroke
painting will be taught by
Craft Square demonstra-
tor Linda Ruwe on July
22nd at Stephen Foster
Folk Culture Center State
Park. The class will be
held at Craft Square start-
ing at 10 a.m. and will end
at 12 p.m. The cost is
$25.00, which will also in-
clude park admission.
All.class supplies will be
provided by the instruc-
tor. This event will take
place at the Stephen Fos-
ter Culture Center State
Park in White Springs,
Florida. For more infor-
mation, call (386) 397-1920,
or visit the web site at
www. StephenFbsterCSO. o
ra. To learn more about
the park, visit www.Flori-
da S ta tePa rks. orals teph en -
July 23
There will be an
AARP Safe Driving Pro-
gram held on July 23. This
event will take place at the
Madison EXT. Building.
For more information call
Rich Olsen at (80) 584-
2193 or call Cookie at (850)
July 25
The Lady of the Lake
Quilting Guild will hold.
it's monthly meeting on
Wednesday, July 25 at the
Suwannee River Regional
Library on US 129, south
of Live Oak. Social time
starts at 9:30 a.m., the
business meeting begins
at 10 a.m. The program for
July is Jean Rosell and

her presentation is about
quilting tools. The Guild
holds it monthly meeting
the fourth Wednesday of
the month the next meet-
ing will be back in Lake
City The members will
host a "show and tell" ses-
sion where quilters show-
case their recent projects.
The Guild is an orga-
nization for anyone inter-
ested in quilts and the art
of quilting. The quilting
public is invited to the
meetings. For details: con-
tact Marcia Kazmierski at
386-752-2461 or Lorriane
Miller at (386)752-6439.
July 27-29
MCTS Class of 1962
The Madison County
Training School will have
a reunion July 27-29, and
the class of 1962 will have
its class reunion at the
same time. The class of '62
is trying to locate the fol-
lowing classmates:
Gladys Dukes, Kate
Anita Dukes, Dorothy Fra-
zier, Benjamin Herring,
Robert Hughes, Emma
Jenkings, Issac Johnson,
Lillian Mitchell, Delores
Montina, Annie Proctor,
Leather Lou Pryor, Henry
Smith, and Maggie Tyson.
If anyone has infor-
mation on these class-
mates please send ad-
dresses or phone numbers
to Catherine James Hon-
eywell, 382 S.W Lee Street,
Madison, Florida 32340.
July 28 & August 25
Pirding Walk in the
Suwannee River State
Park for July 28. Meet at 8
a.m. at the ranger station
in the Suwannee River
State Park,',,13 miles west
of Live Oak'oii US. 90.
Thet-e is an entrance
fee to the park. The walk
will take place on trails
within the park. For infor-
mation about the Park,
call (386)362-2746.
Formore details on
the walk and the Friends
of the Suwannee River
State Park: Contact: Beth
and Walter Schoenfelder
(850)971-5354, wbsAsurf-
July 29
Gospel artist John
Lanier will -be in concert

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morning worship ser-
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Holiness Church on Sun-
day, July 29 at 11 a.m. The
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6A Madison County Carrier Wednesday, July 18, 2007


John Sleigher Back In Madison As FHP Trooper

G,,lie johi.P~'O ~* nhfl ~eighers

Former Madison County DeputY .. a
returned to Madison county as a Florida Highway P

By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
"The citizens in Madison County should be proud of their law enforcement," Florida Highway Patrol Troop-
er John Sleigher said. "The highway patrol, the sheriff's office and the police department all do fantastic jobs."
Sleigher had worked in Madison as a deputy and was named Florida's Outstanding Deputy Sheriff of the Year
in 2006. Sleigher served with the Sheriff's Office for two-and-a-half years.
Originally from Pittsburgh, Pa., Sleigher served as a military policeman and base security officer in the Unit-
ed States Marine Corps for four years. He was stationed at Camp Lejeune, N.C. during that time, attaining the
rank of corporal.
Sleigher began a career in law enforcement in 2000. He served as a deputy for four years in Georgia and as a
police officer in North Carolina for a year before making his way to Madison County In addition to being a road
deputy while with the Sheriff's Office, he worked with the SWAT team.
While Sleigher was working for the Sheriff's Office, Sheriff Pete Bucher and Sgt. Homer Melgaard, both for-
mer members of the FHP, noticed that Sleigher had a knack for traffic and suggested a career with the high-
way patrol. Sleigher checked into it and discovered that he could choose to work in Madison County if there
was an opening. Since Trooper David Sellers was about to retire, he was able to come back to Madison Coun-
ty to work.
Sleigher said that the Florida Highway Patrol offers a high degree of professional training to the men and
women in their uniforms.
"You have to have strong ethics and morals," he said.
Sleigher is married to the former Suzanne Boatright, of Live Oak. John and Suzanne have two children,
including an 18-year-old who is a student at North Florida Community College and a 12-year-old who is in
middle school in Suwannee County
I In his spare time, Sleigher enjoys spending time with his family hiking and any type of shooting sports.
.. He also loves sports cars. A born again Christian, he and his family attend a Baptist Church in Suwannee
has Sleigher is a member of the Florida Association of State Troopers and the Police Benevolence Associa-
atrol tion.
"I love Madison County and its rolling hills," Sleigher said. "Madison is a nice place and a peaceful place.
I spend a lot of time here and the reason I chose Madison is because of the people and the rolling hills."

City Of Madison Potable Water Department Employs Three-Man Crew

By Ashley Bell
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The City of Madison
Potable Water Depart-
ment employs a three-
man crew. They are
Johnny Dean Webb, Su-
pervisor and Operator;
Matthew Hollingsworth,
Water Technician; and

CAL 180-92-66

Michael A. Corrie, Water
These City of Madi-
son employees treat the
water, fix water mains
and service line breaks,
read and, if needed, re-
place meters, manage
sprinklers at the Four
Freedoms Park and
Downtown Madison, are
responsible for mainte-
nance and repairs of fire
hydrants, routinely mon-
itor three ground water
wells, and contract
through a company (Util-
ity Services) to clean and
paint the water towers.
While repairing a
main water break, the

workers attempt to not
drop the system below 20
psi, which means they
repair the break while
the water is still spewing
out of the pump.
The City of Madison
Potable Water Depart-
ment is open Monday
through Friday, 8 a.m. to
5 p.m. However, every
week the employees ro-
tate who is on call for af-
ter hour repairs. There
is a $40 call out fee.
To contact the de-
partment call Madison
City Hall, 97;-5081 and
for after hours call the
Fire Department, 973-

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Monticello 997-2591
Apalachee Parkway 878-2626
Mahan Office 942-2626
Metropolitan 893-5100
North Monroe 514-2626
W. Tennessee St. 224-2626
Greenville 948-2626
Thomasville, GA (229) 228-5900

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Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Ashley Bell, July 10, 2007
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Wednesday, July 18, 2007 Madison County Carrier 7A


STS Foundation
International Exchange Senior Citizens Red Hatters
To Place Students In Madison

International exchange high school students are
coming to study in the Madison area during the 2007-08
school year. These students will integrate themselves
into a Madison area family with the goal of experienc-
ing American culture as an American high school stu-
dent does. In turn they will provide insight into their
own culture. STS Foundation, a non profit student ex-
change organization, is proud to help facilitate these re-
They have been doing so for the past 20 years and
look forward to finding new host families in Madison
and connecting them with exchange students. Students
this year include Pierre; he is an 18-year-old boy from
France who loves playing soccer and basketball. He also
enjoys practicing the guitar and is very excited to learn
about American culture. Charlotte is a 17-year-old girl
from Norway who loves playing soccer. She is also fond
of animals and learning languages. She says she is very
excited to discover the people and traditions of Ameri-
They are.both excellent students and will have their
own spending money and health insurance. The host
family provides a separate bed, family meals and a safe
environment. If your family would be interested in be-
ing a host family please call Sean at 1-800-522-4678 or
email seant(a)stsfoundation.organd visit www.stsfounda-
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Host an Exchange Student this year!

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Sell them in the classified.
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Visit Lake Park Of Madison

By Ashley Bell
Greene Publishing, Inc.
One June 12, The Se-
nior Citizens' Center Red
Hatters visited Lake Park
of Madison during one of
their Red Hatter meetings.
"It was like a reunion,"
said Joan Beck, the Older
American Act Coordinator
(OAA) at the Senior Citi-
zens' Center. The Senior
Citizens' Center Red Hat-
ters were able to visit with
their old .friends, those
who use to go to the center
that are now at the Lake
Park of Madison. "We ap-
preciate the Lake Park of
Madison for inviting us to
their meeting."
The Senior Citizens'
Center established their
version of the Red Hat So-
ciety two years ago and
has 12 members. The
"Queen" is Joan Beck.
who founded the Red Hat-
ters for the Senior Citi-
zens' Center. Beck has
worked for the Senior Citi-
zens' Center for 14 years.
The members get to-
gether the first Friday of
every month. At their
meetings they socialize.
eat snacks, and pick a goal
(one that will benefit the
community) for the
month. L a s t
month, the Red Hatters
made a gift basket for a
person who got sick. Their-
next meeting will be held
July 6, at 11 a.m.,



Photo Submitted
The Senior Citizens' Red Hatters enjoy their club: Front row, left to right: Flossie
Sirmons, Sophia Delaughter, Cleve Thomas, Gertrude Joseph, Lorine Quinn, and
Corine Rayam. Back row, left to right: J.B. Delaughter, Dorothy Rogers, Henry Gordon,
Rose Mary Parker, and Ruby Delaughter.

The Spirit Of Greenville

Thanks Everyone For Support

We would like to thank everyone
for helping to make this 4th of July
fireworks show such a success. If it
wasn't for your generous donations
and your support at our fundraisers.
this would not be possible. We would
like to thank the following businesses
and people for their help and support:
Greenville Fertilizer
Aucilla Solid Waste
Town of Greenville
St. John's Baptist
Pete Bucher
Farmers & Merchants Bank
Jim Parrish & Associates
Jackson's Drug
Ronnie Moore
Sirmans Baptist
Madison County Conununity Bank
Gordon Ford
Tim Sanders
Billy & Dianne Sullivan
Smith Abstract & Title
Cliff Allen
Alfred Martin
All Realty Services
Wetzel Blair
Madison Auto
Jada Woods Williams
Francis Ginn
Boyd Sod Farm
Leigh Barfield
Pat Cantey
Bob & Joan Emerson

Traffic Advisory
JULY 14-20, 2007
LAKE CITY- The fol-
lowing is a list of roadwork
underway by the FDOT
that may impa ct traffic.
U.S. 90 Crews will be
repainting the roadway
lines from the Jefferson
County line to the Suwan-
nee County line. This is a
moving operation but mo-
torists should not pass in
between the paint truck
and the safety truck follow-
U.S. 90 Crews will be
repainting the roadway
lines from the Madison
County line to the Colum-
bia County line. This is a
moving operation but mo-
torists should not pass in
between the paint truck
and the safety truck follow-
State Road 247 Crews
will be repainting the
roadway lines in Branford.
This is a moving operation
but motorists should not
pass in between the paint
truck and the safety truck

Greenville Fire Dept.
Georgia Braswell
VeEtta Hagan
Simmons Auto
Lawrence Melvin
.Lorraine Warren
Sirmans Baptist Minister
Browning & Sons
Nestle's Bottling Plant
DeWayne O'Quinn
Nicki Reyna
Dollar General
H & R Grocery
Jim & Prisilla Donner
Fast Track
Greenville Hills Academy
Jeff Golden
Aladison County Carrier
Joe & Kathy Reams
Lauretta Mugge
Anonymous Donations

Very special thanks go to "The
Spirit of Greenville."
bYou all did an excellent job and it
was very much appreciated.

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Friday, July 20, 2


Madison County

Community Day

as we celebrate our


Schedule Of Events

9:00 am to 3:30 pm Register for Prizes

11:00 am to 2:00 pm Cookout

3:00 pm Burying of Time Capsule

4:00 pm Prize Drawings

Madison County Community Bank

Y 301 East Base Street

(850) 973-2400

People You Know.

A Bank You Can Trust.

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8A Madison County Carrier Wednesday, July 18, 2007


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Wednesday, July 18, 2007 Madison County Carrier 9A


By Jessica Higginbotham
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Down syndrome (DS) is one of the
most frequently occurring genetic ab-
normities worldwide a phenomenon
affecting 350,000 people in the United
States alone. First observed by John
Langdon Down, a British physician,
the illness is characterized by a
trisonomy of the
twenty first chro-
When a child
is conceived, the
sperm and egg
carry with them
23 chromosomes
each 23 from fa-
ther, and 23 from
mother. These
chromosomes are
the genetic build-
ing blocks for hu-
manity. Each hu-
man being has, in
theory, 23 chromo-
somes from both
parents, for a
grand total of 46 ..
chromosomes, ei- Margre
their 46, XX or 46,
A child with DS has 47 chromo-
somes the extra chromosome is a
partial or complete third copy of
Chromosome 21. The genetic abnor-
mality causes a range of cognitive
and physical impairments. In addi-
tion to those problems associated
with DS, the facial features of a child
with DS are easily recognized.
Upon birth, a physician can usual-
ly detect, simply by looking at the
child, whether or not he or she has
DS. A child with DS typically has al-
mond shaped eyes, a flattened face,
and a smaller than normal mouth, as
well as a lack of muscle tone that cre-
atgs a "lQppy,';look.,,. ,,
v At one.po.,t in timie,,children with
6S were sent away to institutions, se-
cluded from society and not expected
to live past the age of 25. Children,
because of the way they looked or be-
cause they were slow to learn, were
institutionalized, mistreated, and of-
ten times ignored.
Today, people with DS, whether
child or adult, lead complete lives,
full of all of the same things that
"normal people" enjoy. Children with
DS go to school and college, and grow
up to work a variety of jobs.
These amazing people are not de-
fined by their illnesses. They are peo-
ple first, they have Down syndrome
Search engines and databases full
of information say that one in 733
children is likely to be diagnosed with
Down syndrome.
Margret Roessler, daughter of Liz
and Ralph Roessler of Madison, is one
of many people who possess the
unique genetic trait that causes Down
syndrome. She is a completely
healthy girl and she displays a range



of abilities that doctors told her par-
ents she never would achieve.
Her mom, Liz, said that, she's
treated Margret no differently than
her other siblings. Margret learned
from her sisters, and Liz gives them
full credit for her advancement. Deb-
bi and Terri (Margret's sisters)
taught her how to ride a bike, swim,
and drive a four-
w heeler.
*They were the
ones," Liz says of
.her two youngest
og he doau g h tears .
S"They helped
,, her. They taught

SWhen Margret
Swas born, the
doctors flatly
e ttold Liz and Ralf
Sto give her up for
adoption. Both
Spa rents stood
Their ground and
firmly said,
;-" No!"
"I wouldn't give
Roessler lher up for any-
thing," said Liz.
Though her Down syndrome is not
as severe as others, Marget did face
some major roadblocks in her devel-
opment she learned how to walk lat-
er than other toddlers, and it takes
longer for her to grasp some con-
cepts, but that doesn't stop her at all.
According to Liz, Margret knows
she's 19 years old, but she still has the
brain function of a nine to 11 year old
child. Margret doesn't understand
things exactly the same way as a per-
son without Down syndrome.
In addition to the invaluable love
and devotion of her sisters, Margret's
mom also credits her early education
for her progression. Sharon French
at Madison Primary and Madison
County Central Schools was responsi-
ble for teaching Margret how to go
about day to day life as normally as
possible. High school was a tougher
game, but Margret walked across the
stage proudly on graduation day.
Liz's main issue, she commented,
"is the ignorance of normal people."
When the family makes a grocery run
to Wal-Mart, for instance, people
stare at Margret's features. When
Margret goes out to the movies with
her sisters, some people have a ten-
dency to be rude and sometimes
"They don't understand." It's a
resounding statement that echoes
throughout the modern world. For
such an advanced society, people do
not understand that Down syndrome
is just another part of life, like a
character flaw, two left feet, or green
Margret may have Down syn-
drome, but she's no different than an
average teenager. Margret is, and al-
ways will be, herself by a.genetic
abnormality she has Down syndrome.

The new cell phone access to 2-1-1 will be
essential in these instances because of the
mobility of callers. 2-1-1 is a United Way
agency and receives support from the United
Way of the Big Bend and Madsnn County.
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Human Service Referrals by Calling 2-1-1
The 3-digit 2-1-1 telephone number of- Florida, will soon result in universal cell
fered by 2-1-1 Big Bend's 24-hour crisis and phone access to 2-1-1 services in 50 counties
information hotline is now accessible to all in Florida.
cell phone users and land line callers in "We were making steady progress in
Madison County For the past four years, the bringing 2-1-1 services to much of Florida
2-1-1 number could not be used on most cell during the past few years, but The Blue
phones. Now people can dial 2-1-1 on all cell Foundation grant gave us a major boost that
phones in addition to land line phones to ac- helped us solve the cell phone access prob-
cess hotline counseling, crisis intervention, lems," stated Ted Granger, President of the
suicide prevention and information about United Way of Florida and a FLAIRS board
community human services, member.
This free, easy-to- remember number is "Our next goal is to get 2-1-1 services fully
answered by trained counselors who quickly implemented in every county in Florida, in-

assess the needs of callers and refer them to cluding 17 that don't have it now and to pro-
the help they seek. 2- .-.. vide more statewide
1-1 Big Bend, located coordination for the
in Tallahassee, suc- -' 2-1-1 systems."
cessfully implement- Approximately
ed its 2-1-1 cell phone 196 million Ameri-
access as part of a cans or 65% of the
statewide initiative U.S. population are
of the Florida Al- being served by 2-1-1.
liance of Informa- Significant progress
tion Services has been made in
(FLAIRS). 'This cell only six years since
phone access was 1 the FCC designated
achieved only be- the 2-1-1 number for
cause of the wonder- community infor-
ful help oqf a creative nation andreferral.
vendor team that in- Greene Publishing Inc. Photo by Emerald Gmene Kinsly, In addition to its tra-
cludes the Florida June 26,2007 ditional hotline ser-
Department of Man- Isabel Rush, Resource Specialist, and vices, 2-1-1 is valu-
agement Services, Janet Hanson, Director Management, (pictured able to communities
Embarq, PATLive left to right) were in Madison recently and gave as a resource for
and Deltacom," said presentations to the United Way Board, and emergency manage-
Janet Bard Hanson, other various community organizations. ment, as a gateway to
Director of Management and Information at all human services and 'as the glue to bring
2-1-1 Big Bend and project coordinator for the collaborative efforts together.
statewide project. "Now that the system has 2-1-1 Big Bend partners with the Ameri-
been implemented and tested here, we will be can Red Cross and the Madison County
expanding it to other areas of the State." Emergency Management System. 2-1-1 coun-
In Madison County a citizen called the selors and staff are prepared to provide
Helpline several times a week. The 2006 call mental health support and help inform the
volume has almost doubled over 2005 and public about emergency services and shel-
with the new cell phone coverage, it is antic- ters during a disaster such as a hurricane.
ipated to continue to increase. Residents are When there is a hurricane, people are fre-
given referrals from a database that includes quently evacuating to this part of the state
35 programs and 20 agencies located in Madi- and using their cell phones to seek informa-
son County Nine hundred twentyv-two other tion.

programs are listed which serves Madison
County residents. 2-1-1 Big Bend staff man-
ages this information in an up-to-date data-
base that is used by hotline counselors to
quickly find appropriate referrals for callers.
The stAtewide 2-1-1 access initiative,
which was founded by the BlueCross and
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10A Madison County Carrier Wednesday,July 18, 2007


" C o v e n a n t~ B i b l g j U : A n d m inT o H o d r aua[o J l yR

By Ashley Bell
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The Covenant Bible College and Seminary (CBCS)
will hold their graduation July 24, at 7:00 p.m. at the
New Life Christian Center.
Pastors John L. and Connie Peterson founded the
CBCS campus located in Madison in September of
CBCS is now open for enrollment for August 2007.
Classes will begin August 7 and will end May 27. The
courses are every Tuesday night from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00
For the first year, the CBCS offers courses in Faith

Principles, Biblical Finance, Old Testament Survey,
New Testament Survey, The Life of Christ, The Heal-
ing Christ, The Holy Spirit, David's
Tabernacle/Praise and Worship, and Bible Doctrines
Second year courses offered include Bible Doc-
trines II, Ministry of Hopes, Armor Bearer, Ministry
Preparation-Attitude, Ministry Preparation-Motiva-
tional Gifts, Ministerial Ethics, Old Testament People
of Faith, Introduction to Bible Theology I, and Intro-
duction to Bible Theology I-A. Each course requires
an exam and term paper.
The tuition is $140 per course with a $10 book fee
and is pay-as-you-go. A program is also available to
those who wish to learn, but do not.want a degree. The
program is $65 per course with a $10 book fee. With the
program, no exam or term paper is required.
CBCS also offers correspondence. If a student is
not able to drive to classes, a tape is made and sent to
them in the mail, along with class work.
During their nine-month school year, each student
must complete at least 72 hours of volunteer service to
their own church to graduate.
Degrees to be earned are a Diploma in Biblical Stud-
ies, and Associates Degree, Advanced Diploma, Bache-
lor's Degree, Masters Degree, Doctor of Ministry, or
Doctor of Philosophy Degree.
The CBCS accepts transfer credits from other col-
leges, universities, and many Bible schools and insti-
CBCS does not teach any denominational doctrine,
but strictly Bible.
"It's not a New Life thing, it's a God thing," said Co-
Director Connie Peterson about the college. "Pastors
are' attending and receiving revelation of the Word!"
The college is not just for pastors, but also for leaders
and people who just want to learn.

The campus in Madison County is one of many
"satellite" campuses of the main campus located in Tal-
For more information, contact Connie Peterson at
New Life Christian Center, (850)973-3950.

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Pastors John L. and Connie Peterson

Uniforms Promote School Spirit

By Jessica Higginbotham A
Greene Publishing. Inc. Acceptable Clothmg
At the recent school board meeting, it was ap-
proved that students at Pinetta Elementary
School would be wearing uniforms (during the 1
next school year. Effective for the 2007-08 school
year. students at PES will be required to wear /
uniforms adhering to guidelines similar to Madi-
son County Central School.
PES secretary Sandra McDonald agrees that
school uniforms will influence the students in a (
more positive way, and promote school spirit.
Students will have the choice of wearing ei-
ther yellow, black, light blue, navy, white, or gray J
polo shirts or button up dress shirts. For bot-
toms. students can choose between khaki. navy
blue, or black slacks, approved shorts, and capris
or skorts for girls. -
The new dress code will be allowing students to :. .
wear sneakers, black or brown dress shoes, and S. ...
black or brown boots, but not flip-flops.'
On Friday, students are encouraged to dress r.
down with jeans and a PES logo t-shirt. which
also fits into the dress code.
Dollar General. Citi Trends. Sears. Target. Wal-
Mart. JCPenny. and other stores will be carrying
the clothing required by the dress code. .
There will be a four-week grace period at the
beginning of the school year. and students can
slip by without uniforms until September 17. For *'
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Purchase, Refinance, Cash Out,
Lower Monthly Payments, Less
Than Perfect Credit, Manufactured
Homes, Construction Loans, Hard
Self Employed / No Income Verifi-
cation, Reverse Mortgages, Com-
mercial Property, Land
Kymco Mortgage
Excavating Work
Land Clearing, Ponds, Stump Re-
moval, Demolition, and Roads. No
Job Too Small. Free Estimates. Call
Paul Kinsley at 850-973-6326

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

An iuCion orf dild ,tpVt pdl--uifd-"
used vehicles .ll he- hcld SatU.r-
day, July 21, 2007 at 9:00 a.m. at
the central headquarters build-
ing of the Tro-County Electric
located at 2862 West US 90 in
Madison, Florida.

Sat. July 21st, 8 a.m. 12
Two Family Yard Sale
788 & 989 NW Whippoorwill,
Greenville, FL. Five miles West of
Greenville on Hwy 90, watch for
the signs on right.

Large Two Family Yard Sale
Sat. Only 7/21 7 a.m. ?
At Kountry Kitchen Rest. at CR
255 and 1-10. Lots of great stuff
and at great prices.
Don't miss this sale!!

Power chair, gently used, new
battery, new control arm,
large seat, external charger.
Holds up to 400 lbs.(Cost new
$5200.) For Sale $700. 973-

36" Tappan gas/electric range, 4/5
burner w/grill, self clean $275.
Light oak dining room suite: table
and 5 chairs/china cabinet $425.
Coffee table w/2 end tables, all ta-
bles have glass centers w/2 lamps
and wall mirror, 36"x48" $125. 5
Bookcases (1) 48"x80", 3 small
cabinets & shelves cherry wood
$25. (2) 48"x66" $25. (2) 48"x84"
$35. These have 1/2 & 1/2 cabinets
& shelves. King size bedroom
suite: 2 end tables, triple dresser
w/double mirrors, 4 lamps $450.
Washer (Maytag) & Dryer
(Frigadaire) $125. Call 971-5430

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Plunge into fishkeeping!
See us for the Best
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Projects for every budget.
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Rental assistance may be available.
HUD vouchers accepted. 1, 2", & 3
BR HC & non-HC accessible apts.
Call 850-973-8582, TDD/TTY
711. 315 SW Lawson Circle, Madi-
son, FL 32340. Equal Housing Op-
Home For Rent
Renewed, inside & out, 3 B/R
CH&A, new appliances, hard wood
No pets. Rent & deposit $750 each.
432 N. Horry St. Madison, FL. Call
George, 850-973-8583 or 850-557-

2 bedroom 1 bath mobile
homes in park, 135/week, own-
er pays electric, $300 deposit,
call Erin at 850-570-0459

S reenville Pointe

1, 2 & 3 BR HC & non-HC acces-
sible apts. Rental assistance may be
available. HUD vouchers accepted.
Call 850-948-3036. TDD/TTY
711. 192 NW Greenville Pointe
Trail, Greenville, FL 32331. 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.
Equal Housing Opportunity

Spacious 3/2, two story house
for rent. $580/mo. HUD vouch-
ers accepted. Call 850-766-
2863. Equal Housing Opportu-'

$500 DOWN
With your land
Factory Direct Prices
No Middle Man!
Prestige Home Center
Lake City Florida

WOW! 2 Homes For The Price of
One!!! In Shady Grove, on Hwy
14, wood frame home has 1,200
sqft. Double Wide home has 1,296
sqft on 3.76 acres. Own all for only
$135,000 very nice, neat and clean.
Call Jason at 850-843-0503.
n 3 BR. 2 BA, Brick Veneer home
located on one block in Greenville,
Florida. Remodeled Kitchen with
full appliances. Cultured Marble
Whirlpool Tub and shower; Large
den w/Fire place. Tiled Patio;
20x28' detatched garage. Just two
miles to 1-10. Reason for selling
built new home. Best value in
North FL at $139,000. Phone 800-
284-1725 Day, 850-997-4456 Nite,
850-545-9292 Cell. Brokers Pro-
With as little as
$500.00 Down
Prestige Home Center
Lake City, Florida
4 bedroom, 2 bath house in the
country. Appraised at $215,000 -
asking $189,000. 142 SW Summer-
set Way. Would consider lease to
buy with $5,000 down and $1,300
monthly rent. 850-856-5221
3 BR/2 BA Doublewide
Factory Direct
Home Prestige Center

$500 DOWN
With your land
Factory Direct Prices
No Middle Man!
Prestige Home Center
Lake City Florida

3 BR/2 BA Doublewide
Factory Direct
Home Prestige Center

25 Pounds
Clean Newspaper $2

Jasper, Jennings-Head Start 3-5
yrs HS Diploma/GED, Bilingual
(Spanish/English) preferred, 5 Hour
Literacy Course, Must pass physi-
cal/ DCF backgrounds, First
Aid/CPR preferred, 40 hr. child care
training and CDA required or mini-
mum 2 yr degree in early childhood
education or child development;
Excellent Benefits,
Annual/Sick/Holiday pay, Teacher
w/CDA $8.25/hr. Apply in person
to 843 SW Marymac St. Live Oak
(386-362-4944) or mail resume to
PO Box 2637, Lake City, FL
32056-2637 (386-754-2222) or Fax
(386-754-2220) EOE

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Sales at:
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growing newspaper group spark
your interest?
Do you enjoy customer contact,
both in person and over the phone?
Then, it's a safe bet you will enjoy
this job. We're fun, we're busy and
work best under pressure. If that
sounds like you, please, fax your
resume to Emerald at: 850-973-
4121 or apply in person at the office
on Hwy 53 South ....,.
Please, if you're not sure ho% an
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Suwannee Health Care Center
1620 E. Helvenston St.
Live Oak, FL 32064
Contact Angela Akins or Amelia
Tompkins at 386-362-7860
FT Receptionist/FT Therapeutic
Activities Coordinator
Advent Christian Village
658-JOBS (5627)

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Enjoy a Supportive Work Envi-

Home Health Unit & Rural
Health Clinic
Florida license required. Experi-
ence in home health practice de-
sired for the Home Health position,
but not required.
Experience in clinic or doctor's of-
fice for the Rural Health Clinic de-
sired but not required. X-ray expe-
rience a plus.
Communications Assistant
Benefits for FT positions include
(health/dental/life/disability ins.,
403b, AFLAC, access to onsite
daycare and fitness facilities.
Apply in person at ACV Personnel
Office Mon. thru Fri., from 9:00
a.m. until 4:00 p.m., or fax re-
sume/credentials to 386-658-5160;
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inal background checks required.

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167 SW Bandit Street

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two weekly newspapers. Must be
a team player, able to handle multi-
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and/or experience with laying-out
newspapers. Apply in person only
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Allied Health Department of
North Florida Community Col-
lege. Partial duties: Assist with
scheduling, recording and docu-
mentation of meetings and educa-
tion courses; Provide Administra-
tive support for Allied Health Pro-
gram. Qualifications include: HS
Diploma or GED with minimum of
two (2) years of clerical experience
required. Associate Degree or one
(1) year certificate in Office Admin-
istration preferred. See website site
for complete job description and de-
Applications to, Director HR,
NFCC, 325 NW Turner Davis Dri-
ve, Madison, Florida 32340. Appli-

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NFCC. This position is responsible
for the complete day to day opera-
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includes skills instruction and eval-
uation of all allied health students.
Some clinical teaching required.
Qualifications: Must have a BSN
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clinical experience as an RN. Com-
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for complete job description and de-
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N,Iic, i; in iwr.-urnl to "Florida elf- ti.ra3e Facilit \ct'i. tIhj conients of the
un;i r nkil hI l..iar>n, Franklin. II ill be offered fir ale b) sealed bid on Frida *'
Jul\ 27, 211h a, .1:i. ii N\ I. at ihe ForN Madison Sclf .Slrage facili', l-cated at 1552 '
iiuth laIe 53. Madison, Florida. (Conminti are DOeliked to b fluniilure and
houlehIld goo.d,
Bd.lorIt lhi ..kl di.k ,f Jult 2'. 21117. iheo wner ma3 rndcrm thiir property b% payment
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.,lic, i, ntlreb3 gi'en thai ihe Board of Counit) (.mmisionvrs of Madison Counts.
Florida will be accepting sealed bids for the following:

un.. hinal onl needed ma

Madison Co

and known as Project Number 2(
SW County Road CR-360 for a <
2007 03: and to resurface Madi
tance of 2.856 miles and known a

must bid a]

et rials, equspassesse, labo n

v road SE County Road CR-255 for a distance of 5.3 miles

07 02: to widen and resurface Madison County road
instance of 9.232 miles and known as Project Number
son County road SE Corinth Church Road for a dis-
s Project Number 2007 04. Please note that bidders

ejects noted above in order to be considered.

Sealed bids may be submitted to the Board of County Commissioners by depositing
same at the Board office located in the Madison County Courthouse Annex, Room 219,
112 East Pinckney Street, Madison, Florida 32340, or Post Office Box 539, Madison,
Florida 32341, anytime prior to 5:00 PM on Friday,. August 10, 2007. ANY BIDS RE-
ERED. Sealed bids must be clearly marked as a sealed bid and the project numbers
must be printed on the outside of the front of the bid envelope as follows: Resurfacing
and or Widening Projects 2007 02, 2007 03. and 2007 04.
Bid Specifications, as well as other pertinent documents, may be obtained from the
Madison County Public Works/Road Department office located at 2060 NE Rocky

Ford Road (C-591), 2 miles north of Madison, telephone # 850-973-2156. beginning
July 19, 2007. Each contractor interested in bidding these projects is strongly urged to
obtain copies of the bid packages prior to the pre-bid conference in order to have time
to review them and visit the project locations. Copies of Specifications will be available
for inspection at the County Commission Office during regular office hours beginning
on July 19, 2007.
Please be advised that a mandatory pre-bid conference will be held on Tuesday, July
31, 2007 at 1:30 PM in the County Commission Meeting Room located in the Madison
County Courthouse Annex Building, 112 E. Pinckney Street in Madison, Florida.
SENTED AT THIS CONFERENCE. Madison County reserves the right to waive any
informality or to reject any or all bids.
Bids will be opened at 9:00 a.m. on Monday. August 13, 2007, after which all bids will
be available for public inspection. Award by the Board of County Commissioners is
scheduled for Wednesday. August 15, 2007. and all vendors will be notified in writing
of the successful bidder.

Dates of ad July 18, 20. 25 and 27, 2007

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Traffic Deaths Cont. from Page 1A

ing seatbelts and eight (57.5) had not.
Of the 14 fatalities, four have been ruled as being in-
toxicated at the time of the accident. There may be
more, according to Haire, pending further toxicology re-
According to information compiled by local resident
Pat Lightcap, who obtained information from Haire, as
well as Elmer Clay of the Florida Department of High-
way Safety and Motor Vehicles, there was an average of
only 9.7 deaths a year for the previous 17 years.
In 1990, there were 12 traffic deaths; seven in 1991;
six in 1992; seven in 1993; four in 1994; 17 in 1995; five in
1996; eight in 1997; 12 in 1998; 10 in 1999; 13 in 2000; 11 in
2001; 10 in 2002; eight in 2003; 10 in 2004; 15 in 2005; and 11
in 2006.

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One of the fondest features of a cellular phone is
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According to a survey conducted by Nationwide In-
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ally, one in three among 18 to 34 year olds text while dri-
ving. It is predicted that the numbers will only increase,
as more people get access to cellular phones with text
messaging features.
Distracted drivers cause 80 percent of all traffic
crashes. It was approximated that while texting, a driver
takes their eyes off the road for three seconds. If driving
at high speed, three seconds can be the difference of life
and death.
These risks and high numbers led USTelematics,
Inc. to create technology that could keep a driver con-
nected to their messaging. and still remain safe. The re-
sult was the Voice Interactive Voice Enhanced Email
Vivee alerts the driver of an incoming email or text,
connecting to the Internet through Verizon Wireless
EVDO high-speed network, and reads them to the driver,
allowing their eyes to remain on the road.
Vivee is compatible with all current windows oper-
ating systems, the smart phone, and also will be with the
Apple IPhone in the future.
Vivee software for pre-existing devices costs $29.99.
Vivee service is free to try for 90 days and then costs
$4.99 per month.
For more information on Vivee and USTelematics,
Inc. or to purchase a Vivee, visit their website at Vivee technology will be avail-
able in stores at the end of 2007.

Driving Defensively

More than 41,000 people lose their lives in motor ve-
hicle crashes each year and over two million more suffer
disabling injuries, according to the National Safety
Council. The triple threat of high speeds, impaired or
careless driving and not using occupant restraints
threatens every driver-regardless of how careful or how
Driving defensively means not only taking responsi-
bility for yourself and your actions but also keeping an
eye on "the other guy." The National Safety Council sug-
gests the following guidelines to help reduce your risks
on the road.
Don't start the engine without securing each pas-
senger in the car, including children and pets. Safety
belts save thousands of lives each year! Lock all doors.
Remember that driving too fast or too slow can in-
crease the likelihood of collisions.
Don't kid yourself. If you plan to drink, designate a
driver who won't drink. Alcohol is a factor in almost
half of all fatal motor vehicle crashes.
Be alert! If you notice that a car is straddling the
center line, weaving, making wide turns, stopping
abruptly or responding slowly to traffic signals, the dri-
ver may be impaired.
Avoid an impaired driver by turning right at the
nearest corner or exiting at the nearest exit. If it ap-
pears that an oncoming car is crossing into your lane,
pull over to the roadside, sound the horn and flash your
Notify the police immediately after seeing a mo-
torist who is driving suspiciously
Follow the rules of the road. Don't contest the
"right of way" or try to race another car during a merge.
Be respectful of other motorists.
Don't follow too closely Always use a "three-second
following distance" or a "three-second plus following
While driving, be cautious, aware and responsible.
Source: National Safety Council

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