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Cowboys Dominate

Tampa Catholic To

Clinch State Football Title

Cowboy Head Coach Frankie Carroll, left, hugs his
son, Jeremy Carroll, an assistant coach, as he is doused
with ice water by quarterback Blake Sapp (not shown).
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
"I want to thank the Lord," Frankie Carroll, Madi-
son-County High School Cowboys' head coach, said fol-
lowing his team's 28-7 thumping of Tampa Catholic.
"We prayed for strength and he gave us the strength
to get it done."
The win gave the Cowboys bragging rights for the
next year as the Class 2A state football champions.
At least 3,000 fans made the trek from Madison
County to the Citrus Bowl in Orlando for the big game,
which began at 7 p.m.
The Cowboys were not able to generate any offense
in the first quarter as both teams remained scoreless. A
bad call by the officials in the second quarter gave the
Crusaders a 7-0 lead.
The replay on the scoreboard showed that Joe Join-
er the receiver who caught the pass from Tampa
Catholic quarterback Christian Green was clearly
Please see COWBOYS, Page 18A

Jordan Johnson holds up his fingers, showing that the Madison County High School Cowboys are, indeed, num-
ber one in the state.

Tyrra Meserve Joins

Greene Publishing, Inc.

Greene Publishing, Inc.
welcomes Tyrra Meserve as
its newest reporter. A perfect
birthday present, her first of-
ficial day starts her career as
a journalist. 'Though her
writing through the years
has mostly been fiction and
poetry, she is thrilled at the
opportunity to finally realize
a lifelong dream of being a
Tyrra grew up in Los An-
geles, Calif., finishing her
schooling overseas in Mu- Tyrra Meserve
nich, Germany Said to have
gypsy feet, she spent most of her earlier years traveling
and looking for a place to settle down. It was at her ex-
husband's family reunions that she first came to, and
fell in love with Madison, with all of its natural beauty
"I'think I've finally found home," she says, looking
around at the oak-lined streets and antique shops.
It was by fluke that she happened into Greene Pub-
lishing one day not too long ago. Greeted with warm
smiles and generous salutations, she knew she had
Please see MESERVE, Page 18A

School Board Puts In Safety Net

By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The Madison County School Board
meeting of December 4 opened with a
powerful song presentation by students
from the Excel School. Guidance Coun-
selor Valerie Thomas led the students in
a creative arrangement of "Celebrate a
New World Christmas." Due to a tape
malfunction, the group sang the last
minute a cappella, but since nobody
knew it wasn't intentional, they ap-
plauded for the harmonious finale.
Most agenda items were routine, al-
though two items were particularly sig-
nificant. The first was a vote to launch
an accreditation review of the whole
county school system. The other was a
vote to open a line of credit in response
to the State Board of Administration, a
state created investment manager, cur-
rent crisis and fund freeze.
Shirley Joseph asked the board to
pursue district accreditation. "Although
the schools around the county are indi-
vidually graded and measured, it's im-
portant to do that for the whole system
as well. The process takes about fifteen
to eighteen months to complete, but
when we're done we'll be that much

stronger and other groups looking at us,
or working with us, will know we're do-
ing everything possible to be the best
school system possible," Joseph ex-
plained. The board unanimously
The next order of business was a
brief discussion about the near-term ef-
fects of the freeze on the School Board's
account with the State Board of Admin-
istration (SBA). The SBA's 180 billion
dollar fund ran into problems because of
the losses associated with its holdings in
the sub-prime mortgage market, trigger-
ing a "run on the bank" by several large
county managers, including Dade and
Orange. In response, Gov. Crist and sev-
eral senior state officials intervened and
temporarily froze the activities of the
fund to stabilize information.
Better to be safe than unprepared,
Andy Barnes, Director of Finance for
the School Board, spoke to representa-
tives at Wachovia, the board's local
banker, to establish a line of credit if
needed. Wachovia management agreed
to immediately provide an overdraft pro-
tection feature to the account to cover all'
demands while the board reviews alter-

Former Cowboy
To Compete For

National Title
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
He didn't win a state ti-
tle while he played for the
Hig h
School ,
but Kyle
have a
chance to
play for
the Divi-
sion II Kyle Fox
National College Football
Championship on Satur-
day, December 13, in Flo-
rence, Ala.
Fox, who plays right
tackle for the .Valdosta
State Blazers, will line up
against Northwest Mis-
Please see FOX,
Page 18A

2 Sections. 30 Pages
Around Madison County 5-10A
Church Section C
Classifieds/egals 16-17A
Christmas Shopping 8-9A
Health 12-13A
Money & Finance 11A
School 14-15A
Viewpoints................................................... 2-3A

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Give In The Name Of Jesus
With Christmas right around the corner, it is so easy
to get wrapped up in Santa Claus and presents. With so
little time left and so much to still do, many of us lose
the REAL spirit of Christmas. I'm guilty of this, too. I
find myself so wrapped up in shopping, needing to go
shopping, decorating, and "getting ready"
I think it's important for all of us to stop and think
of a way to share in the REAL meaning (and spirit) of
what Christmas is all about.
One way that I have found to keep my mind focused
(and to try to teach my childrehnto stay focused) is pick-
ing a name off the church's 'Angel Tree." I'm sure that
just about all churches have one of these, or something
very similar. The "shoe-box ministry" is also a great
thing that we have participated in through the yeats. I
encourage everyone to find something, to give or donate
to. So many children within our own community will
have so little this Christmas. It is with Christian Love
that we should give to those less fortunate.
A few years ago Cheltsie and Brooke stood looking at
all the names on the "Angel Tree" at Fellowship Baptist.
This '"Angel Tree" was part of the church's: Prison Out-
reach Ministry Each one of these children had a parent
in the Madison County Jail or Correction Facility The
parents had been asked, "If you weren't in jail, what is
it that you would like to buy for your child?" Written on
each piece of paper was the child's name, age, and what
the Mom/Dad wanted to give them.
So, Cheltsie and Brooke each picked a name and we
bought the gift(s) that had been requested. When we
wrapped it and put the name tag on, we wrote the child's
name and then signed it from "Mom" or from "Dad!'
Then the trick question came. Cheltsie asked, "Tech-
nically, isn't this lying? Their Mom isn't actually giving
them this present. We are."
I had to take a moment to gather my thoughts. It's in'
, times like this, that sometimes, it is better to,think about
yo0ir anser soh tliatit's gdod instead otjiit sainhg the
; f h'is n in g th a t bc m bs to ) g in g .' -"*
"Well," I said. "Technically, I guess you could say it
is. However, when we pulled that name off that tree we
knew that we were buying this gift and giving it to that
child with their Mom's name on it. We did this in the
name of Jesus so that the Mom would know just what
Jesus' love is all about. I think when you do something
like.this, in the name of Jesus, you can't really say it's ly-
And my children understood this. They understand
buying gifts, or giving, to those less fortunate.
One year Brooke (in the second grade at the time)
climbed in the car, after school, and began telling me
how we needed to go shopping for her "shoe-box" that
her class, at Madison Academy, was preparing to ship.
She then told me, "We had one name left over and the
teacher asked if anyone would like to have two names
instead of just one. So, I raised my hand and told her I
knew my Mom wouldn't mind if we had two. Is that al-
right Mom? Do you mind us buying for two shoeboxes?"
I had to catch myself. For a fleeting second I realized
that the first thought that filtered through was "that's
just more money I have to spend." And then I caught
myself! Isn't this what Christmas is all about? Isn't this
what Jesus is all about? Isn't this what I have been trying
to teach my children all along?
"I don't mind at all!" I told Brooke. "I'm glad you got
the extra name."
If,we don't teach our children, who will? It's never
too late to give from the heart. Ask your church, call any
church, give to the "Toys For Tots," or ask a local civic
organization if they are collecting'gifts for the needy
Give, in the name of Jesus, and teach your children
the same.
Until then... .see you around the town.

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Jacob Bembry

Santa Claus To Make

Early Guest Appearance

Saturday Night

The Lee Volunteer Fire Department will hold its an-
nual Christmas party on Saturday, December 15, at the
fire department in Lee. Santa Claus will make a special
appearance at the party at 7 p.m. Dinner will be served
at 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome.
The date has changed for the Midway Church of God
Christmas play, which will be presented on Sunday, De-
cember 16.
Mary Pate will narrate the play Ashlyn Blount will
portray Mary, the mother of our Christ, and Jonathan
Penny will play Joseph.
Tiffany Phillips will play the lead angel with Geor-
gia and Emmie Phillips, Abbie Gail Bembry and others
playing angels.
Sheep and cattle will include J.W Phillips and Re-
becca Phillips and others.
Erika Hodge will be the lead shepherd.
Following the play the youth of the church will per-
form songs.
Lori Blount and Lenora Pate are in charge of this
year's production.
Elvoye and Betty Thomas will present fruit and can-
dy to those in attendance following the program. Special
pound cakes, prepared by Janice Flowers, will also be on
the menu.
Jodi Phillips will celebrate her birthday on Wednes-
day, December 12. Happy birthday wishes also go out
this week to Tommy Pate, who will celebrate his big day
on Thursday, December 13. James Cressley will cele-
brate his birthday on Friday, December 14. Sharon
Cressley will celebrate her birthday on Saturday, De-
cember 15.
That's all the news for this week! Have a great week
and a beautiful forever! May God bless each and every
one of you!

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The Forgotten Man

The Forgotten
Man is the title of
a 2006 bestseller National
by award win- ational
ning author Ami- Security
ty Shlaes. It is a
history of the Joe Boyles
Great Depression Guest Columnist
and the impact ______,oum_
that both the -
Hoover and Roo-
sevelt Adminis-
trations had on the economic morass
which gripped our nation and much of
the world in the 1930s.
The title comes from an 1883 quote by
Yale professor William Graham Sumner
who identified the forgotten man as the
fellow who quietly goes about his busi-
ness "he works, he votes, generally he
prays, but he always pays ..." for the po-
litical decision of income transfer. A half
century later, Franklin Roosevelt con-
strued the forgotten man to mean the per-
son who receives the political largess.
FDR's interpretation of the forgotten
man became the theme of his 1932 presi-
dential campaign.
You might think of the Great Depres-
sion, which gripped the world for more
than a decade, as a "perfect storm" of
economic conditions and poor govern-
ment response. Agricultural setbacks
were already rocking America when
Black Thursday, October 24, 1929, saw the
New York financial markets lose a quar-
ter of their value. Important banks be-
gan to default and public confidence
eroded along with jobs. Less than three
years later, nearly one in three Ameri-
cans was unemployed.
The Hoover Administration reacted
by trying to balance the federal budget by
raising taxes. The Smoot-Hawley tariff
bill began to close markets for American
goods as other nations reacted to our
misguided protectionism. The economic
depression began to spread to other na-
tions around the world.
With this backdrop, Franklin Roo-
sevelt won the presidency and took office
in early 1933. No one ever accused FDR
of letting grass grow under his feet and
he ushered in his New Deal with relish.
Roosevelt, was a tinkerer, an experi-
menter with public policy He took the
nation's economy off the gold standard,
federalized major segments of the grow-
ing electrical utility sector and institut-
ed wage and price controls.
None of this proved to be very effec-
tive, but many were encouraged by
FDR's idealism and energy He catered to
major voting blocks which carried him
to a landslide reelection in 1936.
One of the more interesting facts
about the New Dealers was that they
were heavily influenced by the commu-
nist experiment in Russia. The concept
of a people's revolution and social collec-
tivism appealed to their idealism. Some
made trips to Russia to view the results
of this movement while others traveled
to Mexico City to meet with the exiled


.- Trotsky to un-
derstand how
the experiment
? went awry. This
was not uncom-
mon in the post
World War I era
among the uni-
versity and en-
elite. Many of
them joined the
Roosevelt Administration. Later, the ex-
cesses of totalitarian Stalinism tar-
nished their image of a worker's par-
One of the collectivist ideas brought
to the New Deal by a fellow named Rex
Tugwell was a farm commune to employ
displaced urban workers. Thus was born
the Resettlement Administration which,
among many projects, reached into Madi-
son County with the Cherry Lake Pro-
ject. Unemployed men and their families
were brought from Miami, Tampa and
Jacksonville to Cherry Lake to build a
model farming community. The inherent
failure of collectivism in the face of indi-
vidual liberty and choice doomed the.
Cherry Lake Project after less than three
years. The same problem undermined
nearly every Resettlement Administra-
tion project which Tugwell tried to build.
Like so many New Deal experiments, it
proved to be a temporary fix at best with
no lasting legacy.
As the 1940s approached, America
went back to work largely in defense fac-
tories as the world entered a second war
only a generation apart. The full em-
ployment and deficit spending of the
1940s pulled America from the depths of
the Great Depression.
Shlaes gives us an excellent descrip-
tion of the creation of Social Security in
1935, one of the New Deal's signature
programs which survives today In the
light of pending bankruptcy of a social
insurance program which consumes one-
eighth of our wages, a rapidly declining
ratio of workers to beneficiaries along
with the retirement of the first of nearly
80 million baby-boomers, it is important
to explore the program's background. If
we are to modernize Social Security for
the 21st Century so that it achieves, long-
term solvency, then it is important to un-
derstand the factors and assumptions
which led to its creation.
The Forgotten Man is an important
book. It chronicles one, if not the great-
est challenge, that our nation faced in the
20th Century How we dealt with that
challenge what worked and what did-
n't work is every bit as relevant today as
it was then. Neither Hoover nor Roo-
sevelt placed much trust in the market
approach to business. That is the vexing
question we face today: do we trust mar-
kets and private enterprise to address

our problems or do we expand govern-
ment to meet political needs, and in the
process, levy more tax on the forgotten

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4A Madison County Carrier Wednesday, December 12, 2007


Statewide Crime Stoppers' Organizations

Get $4.4 Million In 2007-2008 Grants

-Grants ae awlre

McCollum: Jacksonville Man Arrested

For Possession Of Child Pornography

Attorney General Bill McCbllum re-
cently announced that his office has
awarded more than $4.4 million to the
state's Crime Stopper organizations, a
group of non-profit organizations that
receive information about crimes from
the community and provide those tips to
the appropriate law enforcement agency
The Attorney General's Office adminis-
ters grants to the organizations through
the Attorney General's Victim Services
Division under the Florida Crime Stop-
pers Act. A total of $4,446,405 was grant-
ed to 29 programs which encompass 59
counties. The grant period will be run
through September 30, 2008.
"Every cooperative opportunity we
can make to fight crime in our communi-
ties is a step toward making Florida a
safer place," said Attorney General Mc-
Collum. "The Crime Stoppers programs
work every day to bring in information
about unsolved crimes and I know this
information is essential to pursuing res-
olutions for those cases."
The Crime Stoppers programs work
by receiving tips through a phone line or
online in a strictly anonymous setting.
By guaranteeing a caller's anonymity,
Crime Stoppers allows the caller to give
any necessary information without the
fear of retribution or retaliation. As an
incentive to callers who might be other-
wise reluctant to provide tips, cash re-
wards are offered for information lead-
ing to indictment or arrests. Tips have
included information about murder, rob-
bery, rape, assaults, drug and firearm of-
The Florida Crime Stoppers Act was
passed by the Legislature in 1998 and es-
tablished the Crime Stoppers Trust Fund
by imposing a court surcharge of $20 for
criminal ,ll,punity, adpcir-
cult courts. In addition to providing
'funding foffh@ilsfta Crimd Stoppers
programs, the law provides for enhance-
ment of public awareness for the organi-
zations' crime prevention methods and
for training the public in personal safety
principles, especially citizens who live

in, work at, or frequent locations with
high crime rates. The Attorney General's
Office administers the grant funds every
year to carry out the purposes of the
Florida Crime Stoppers Act.
"The beauty of Florida's Crime Stop-
per Trust Fund is that the funding does
not come from tax dollars and it perpetu-
ates itself," remarked Steve Rowland,
President of the Florida Association of
Crime Stoppers. "By utilizing the fund-
ing from the Crime Stoppers Trust Fund,
our programs have been able to provide
information leading to the seizing of
multi-millions of dollars' worth of ille-
gal drugs, the recovery of millions of
dollars of stolen goods and property, and
tens of thousands of criminal arrests.
There may be no better example of a
public/private partnership which does as
much to keep our citizens safe and the
crime rates down in our communities."
One of the more innovative pro-
grams to be funded by the Crime Stop-
pers program was the Cold Case Playing
Cards initiative, unveiled this summer at
state prisons throughout Florida. In late
July, approximately 100,000 decks of cold
case playing cards were distributed to
93,000 inmates in the state's 129 prisons.
Each card features a photograph and fac-
tual information about an unsolved
homicide or missing person case. The
cards were given to the inmates so they
could serve as of potential sources who
may be able to provide critical informa-
tion to help resolve an unsolved crime.
To date, two cases have been cracked
from information provided by inmate tip-
sters who saw the case information on
the playing cards. The Florida Depart-
ment of Law Enforcement is currently
working with Crime Stoppers and Flori-
,aj,,a.w,,ejforcement to develop a third
edition deck of cards to feature 52 new
t' fiblved cold cas's. Printing for the ini-'
tial two different decks of cards, which
profiled 104 unsolved cases from across
Florida, was funded by the Florida Attor-
ney General's Crime Stoppers Trust

Attorney General Bill McCollum an-
nounced the arrest of a Duval County
man on multiple charges that he pos-
sessed numerous images of child
pornography. An online undercover in-
vestigation conducted by investigators
from the Attorney General's Child
Predator CyberCrime Unit uncovered
Patrick Joseph Nardi's collection of
pornographic images of young children.
Some of these children in the images ap-
pear to be only five to ten years old.
"The horror that victims of child
pornography endure is unspeakable and
unending. It is our mission to stamp out
this devastating and horrific type of
abuse," Attorney General McCollum
said. "Putting child pornographers out
of commission and keeping our children
safe from these individuals will remain
one of my highest priorities."
Investigators with the Attorney Gen-
eral's CyberCrime Unit were conducting
an undercover investigation and discov-
ered several images and videos of child
pornography on a computer registered
to Nardi. During the course of their in-
vestigation, investigators determined
that at least one of the children in the
images has been previously identified by
the National Center for Missing and Ex-

ploited Children. Nardi was arrested in
Jacksonville by officers with the Cyber-
Crime Unit. The CyberCrime
investigators were assisted by the Naval
Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS)
and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Nardi, 31, will initially be charged
with five counts of possession of child
pornography, a third-degree felony pun-
ishable by up to five years in prison, and
one count of promoting a sexual perfor-
mance of a child, a second-degree felony
punishable by up to 15 years in prison.
Additional charges could follow. The
case will be prosecuted by the Attorney
General's Office.
The Child Predator CyberCrime
Unit's mission is to protect children
from computer-facilitated sexual ex-
ploitation. The unit does this by working
cooperatively on a statewide basis with
law enforcement agencies and prosecu-
tors to provide resources and expertise,
while preventing the spread of these
crimes through education and communi-
ty awareness. Nardi's arrest is the 55th
made by officers with the unit since its
inception in October 2005. The Child
Predator CyberCrime Unit is a member
of the Internet Crimes Against Children
Task Force (ICAC) of North Florida.


Credit card fraud, "phishing" and other scams often more frequent during peak of holiday shp 0 :;
Attorney General Bill season and encouraged The Attorney General
McCollum recently ad- residents and guests to be advised consumers to be
vised Floridians to be extra vigilant to protect careful when reaching
careful when using credit themselves. into their wallet to pay for
and debit cards to pay for "Identity theft can be gift purchases to make
gifts during this holiday devastating any time it oc- sure no one is nearby
shopping season in order curs, but it is especially watching to steal' a credit
to avoid becoming victims destructive during the hol- card number. The Attor-
of identity theft. The At- iday season when it could ney General offered the
torney General also cau- threaten personal finan- following suggestions for
tioned consumers about a cial information. travel Floridians to avoid identi-
"phishing" scam that has plans and other seasonal ty theft while shopping: '
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ening to expose con- personal lives," said Attor- Retail Stores
sumers' personal financial ney General McCollum. Don't take out credit
information. McCollum "Please remember to take cards before approaching
noted that occurrences of every precaution to pro- the register. This allows
identity theft often in- tect yourselves, your fami- control over the number of
crease during the holiday lies and your good names." people who see the infor-
mation on the cards and
can protect credit num-
bers from ,the people near-
Beware of people
who have cell phones in
their hands but are not
making calls. Often, iden-
tity thieves use cell phones
SJ f to take photographs or
videos of credit cards or
personal information for
later use.
Carry only the credit
or debit cards intended for
making holiday purchas-
Hours: es. If a wallet or purse is
Sun. Thurs. stolen, fewer accounts will
11 am- 10 pm be affected.
BFri. Sat Making Purchases On-
11am -11 pm line or by Cell Phone
Make online purchas-
Z I^ ihg es through secure web-
sites from legitimate and
trusted companies.
,-. If someone claiming
u tP yto be a representative of a
bank, lending institution
WOE' %or a business with which a
Ashley Bowling, Manager consumer has an estab-
lished account asks for
W. Base St. Madison, FL personal account informa-
tion over the internet, do
50) 973-3333not do provide the infr-
Keep billing infor-
mation private and avoid
sharing it via cell phone,
especially in a location
where a stranger could
Soverhear and write down
the information.
Handling the Documen-
tation of Credit and
atoo d Keep all receipts to-
msesgether so no one else can
pick them up. Destroy re-
ceipts before throwing
r t". B them away
Review all credit card
...statements carefully to
....... check for unfamiliar
.. -,., charges. Contact the credit
n card company right away
if there are any problems.
More information on
phishing may be found on
the Attorney General's
website at
consumer through the
"Protecting Yourself from

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Wednesday, December 12, 2007 Madison County Carrier 5A



Lena McHargue
Bush, age 93, died
Wednesday, Decembpr 5,
2007,~'i-'uitmnan, Ga', '
Graveside funeral ser-
vices were Saturday, De-
cember 8, 2007, at 3 p.m.
at Concord Cemetery.
The family received
friends Friday, December
7, 2007, from 7-9 p.m., at
Beggs Funeral Home in
She was born in
Alachua County, and
lived in Lovett before
moving to Quitman, Ga.
in 1958. She was in the
Navy for one year and a
veteran of World War II.
She was a graduate of
Fla., State Chattahoochee
School of Nursing. She
was a member of the
Georgia Nursing Associa-

Dannitte Hill
Mays, III
Dannitte Hill Mays
III, age 57, died December
9, 2007 in Madison.
Funeral services are
Wednesday, December 12,
2007, at 11 a.m. at Beggs Fu-
neral Home.
Visitation will be from
6-8 p.m.; Tuesday, Decem-
ber 11, 2007, at the funeral
He was born in Live
Oak and had lived most of
his life in Madison except
for a few years when he
lived in Enterprise and Eu-
faula, Ala. He was an agri-
cultural inspector with the
United States Department
of Agriculture for 25 years.
He also was a cattle
farmer and was an avid
hunter. He was a member
of the Black Angus Associ-
ation and the First Baptist
Church in Madison.
He is survived by his
wife, Kimberly Trem-Mays
of Madison; two sons, Dan-
nitte Mays, IV, and wife
Dani of Madison and
Charles "Chuck" Mays of
Madison; a daughter, Bri-
anna Mays of Madison;
and three grandchildren,
Katie Mays, Sunni Mays
and C.J. Mays, all of Madi-

hna McHargue Bus

tion and worked as a Pub-
lic Health Nurse for 28
;years., She was -a member
4 ;9h_,p Churcf1 .he
Nazarene in Quitman,
She is survived by one

daughter-in-law, Carol
Bush of Valdosta, Ga.;
two grandsons, Christo-
pheri: Bush and wife-
(Melissa) and Stephen
Bush of Madison; and
two great-grandchildren.
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James 0. "Pick" Pickles
Our beloved James 0. "Pick" Pickles, 82, left his
earthly family to join his Heavenly Father and family on
Sunday morning, December 2, 2007. He was born on De-
cember 4, 1924, in Madison, to James Avery "Uncle Bud"
Pickles and Pearl Beatrice Bass and lived in Madison
until moving to Lake Park in March of 2000.
A funeral service was held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, De-
cember 5, 2007, in the chapel of Carson McLane Funeral
Home with the Reverend Keith Allsbrook officiating. A
graveside service followed at 1 p.m. at San Pedro Ceme-
tery in Madison.
The family received friends Tuesday evening, from
6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Flowers were accepted. Do-
nations were made to New Life Church, 7505 Zeigler Rd,
Lake Park, Ga. 31636, and to Hospice of South Georgia,
2263 Pineview Dr., Valdosta, Ga. 31602. Condolences to
the family may be conveyed online at
He served in the U.S. Army with Basic Training at
Camp Blanding. He joined the 25th Infantry, 89th field
Artillery Batallion at Clark Field, Manila Phillipines
and left White Beach on the USS Aranac for Japan
where he served as Tech Sgt. In the Military Police, he
once served on special assignment to escort the Crown
Prince, Akihito, current Emperor of Japan.
He loved his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and was
always the first one to arrive at every church service.
He was a member of New Life Church in Lake Park, Ga.
and Faith Baptist Church in Madison.
His wife and daughters were the joy of his life and
he was a devoted husband and father. He loved spending
time with his family and friends, and nothing made him
happier than lending a hand to his friends and neigh-
bors. He never turned down a good fishing trip likely to
be followed by a big fish fry. He loved watching football
and baseball. He was a man of utmost honesty and in-
tegrity and offered love and friendship to everyone he
met. He never met a stranger and you would most like-
ly be greeted with, "Don't I know you, or haven't I met
you before?" He loved children and his youthful and
playful spirit earned him the love and respect of many
throughout the years.
He is survived by the loves of his life, his wife of 57
years, Viola Sheffield Pickles; daughters, Judy Alls-
brook (Keith), Linda Lester (Jim), and Brenda Pickles,
all of Lake Park; sister, Mable Ragans; one brother,
Claude Pickles, both of Madison; numerous nieces;
nephews; step-granddaughter, Amy L. Drew (Remer),
and special friends, David and Gail Heruska.
He was preceded in death by his brothers and sis-
ters; Merton Pickles, Lonnie Pickles, Barnie Pickles,
Gladys Kosieniak, Idell Sumner and Amy Maynard.

Alvera C.

Mrs. Alvera C. Hack-
le, age 82, died Monday, De-
cember 10, 2007, in Madi-,
Funeral services for
Mrs. Hackle were held
Wednesday, December 11,
at 2 p.m. at Beggs Funeral
Home in Madison.
The family received
friends Tuesday evening
from 6-8 p.m. at Beggs Fu-
neral Home.
Mrs. Hackle was born
September 25, 1915 to Leo
and Eleanor Haar, in
Breeze, Ill.
She was retired from
Farmers Co-Op in Madi-
son. She was a member of
Hickory Grove United
Methodist Church in Lee.
Mrs. Hackle is sur-
vived by her husband of 61
years, Mr. Pierce Hackle;
three sons,. Roger Hackle of
Lake Wales, and Dale
Hackle and Carl H'ackle,
both of Pinetta; one daugh-
ter, Debbie Williams of
Grant; one brother, David
Haar of Iola, Kan.; 11
grandchildren; and 10

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6A Madison County Carrier Wednesday, December 12, 2007


City Of Madison Hold s Employee Appreciation Lunch

City Manager Harold
Emrich recognized the city
employees as assets to the

By Jessica Higginbotham
Greene Publishing, Inc.
On December 7, the
City of Madison held an
employee appreciation
dinner at the Madison
Fire Department. City
Manager Harold Emrich
recognized the invalu-
able city employees and
their dedication to pro-
vide quality service to
the businesses and resi-
dents within the city lim-
its. Employees of the
city build, keep safe,
come to aid and clean up;
their positions are re-
Madison Mayor Jim
Catron added that each
department, including
sanitation, waste water,
gas, streets, fire, and po-
lice, work together to en-
sure that Madisonians
receive the best.
Emrich recognized
employees who have been
with the city for five
years, 10 years, 15 years,
and 20 years.
Yeagard Brinson,
sanitation; Wayne Mal-

one, waste water; Daniel
Studstill, fire depart-
ment and Nathaniel Lee,
gas, have been with the
city for five years. They
received a pin commend-
ing them on their ser-
vice, as well as a gift cer-

Willie Carter, who
works with the sanita-
tion department, was rec-
ognized for an outstand-
ing 10 years of service.
Ronald Layton, street de-
partment, has worked for

the city for 15 years,
while Earnie Johnson
took the cake with his 20
years of service with the
fire department.
Following the cere-
mony, Jim Stanley, city
commissioner, blessed

the meal. Guests enjoyed
a delicious lunch and
pleasant conversation.
Some city employees, so
committed to their work,
were regrettably unable
to attend the luncheon.
Those employees, as well
as those in attendance,
deserve a standing ova-
tion for their continued

Will "Subprime" Loan Crunch
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Provided by Brad Bashaw, Edward Jones
If you've even casually followed the news over the past several months,
you've probably heard about "subprime loans." But the issue can be con-
fusing, and i you're like most people, you really just want a couple of
questions answered: How, might these subprime loans affect the econo-
my? And will I need' to adjust my investment strategy?
To begin with, t'"define subprime loans. Generally speaking, a subprime
loan is a mortgage made to a borrower who might not otherwise qualify for a
loan. Subprime lenders typically charged these borrowers higher interest rates,
but some subprimes were adjustable rate mortgages (ARMs), which meant they
carried a lower rate for the first few years of the loan. Many subprime borrowers
took out ARMs, hoping their credit would improve enough for them to qualify for
a better rate before the mortgage rate was adjusted upward. When this didn't
happen, they were hit with higher payments and man" faced foreclosure.
Because many of these mortgages had been resold and then packaged into
other financial vehicles, the bad loans' hurt these investments.
)'Utimately, the subprime loan problem. might jolt at least two sectors of the
financial markets: housing and financial services. So, housing-related invest-
ments, such,as real estate companies, and financial services firms, such as
mortgage lenders, might experience some rough roads. Also, the subprime sit-
uation could lead toga potential slowdown in overall consumer spending. Why?
Because i lending standards tighten, people may find it more difficult to tap
home equity loans and lines of credit. And if consumer spending does slow, it
could affect corporate profits, a key driver of stock prices.
As an individual investor, what moves, if any, should you make to pre-
pare yourself for any potential subprime "aftershocks"?
To begin with, don't get so caught up in a possible subprime-
fueled downturn that you overlook the many positive factors
about the current investment outlook. Although the real estate
industry is slumping, the rest of the economy remains relatively
strong. Furthermore, inflation and interest rates remain low and
stable, and corporate profits still exceed expectations.
And no matter what happens in the investment world, you can hardly go
wrong by following these tried-and-true techniques: Look for quality.
Quality investments, such as the stocks of strong, established companies,
historically tend to fall less than other investments in down markets, and
they have frequently lead the way in the recoveries that follow. Past per-
formance is not an indication of future results.
Choose an appropriate mix of investments. Build a portfolio containing a vari-
ety of investments that are suitable for your goals, risk tolerance and time horizon.
While diversification, by itself, can't guarantee a profit or protect against a loss in declin-
ing markets, it can help reduce the effects of market volatility.
Hold investments for the long term. By following a "buy-and-hold" investment
strategy, you can reduce your commission costs and avoid some of the other
problems that can result from frequent buying and selling. Once you buy an
investment, consider holding it until either your needs change or the investment
itself has evolved in an unexpected way.
By looking beyond the possible turmoil and sticking with good investment
habits, you may well escape some of the problems caused by the subprime fall-
out while you stay on track toward your long-term investment goals.

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for the fire department.

Tom Moffses
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Madison City
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Willie Carter was, hon-
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of the city sanitation de-

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Captain Willie McGhee
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Chief of Police Rick
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the fire department. After
dinner, all the police offi-
cers received gift cards as
a thank you for their ser-

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Wednesday, December 12, 2007 Madison County Carrier 7A


Lee Volunteers Ready For Santa
By Michael Curtis dren, infant to 12, are welcome to participate. sure the event would be successful," VonRoden noted.
Greene Publishing, Inc. Lee Town Councilwoman Shirley VonRoden, is very Dinner starts at 6 p.m. and Santa arrives to distrib-
On December 15, the Lee Volunteer Fire Department pleased with the donations received from the recent ute gifts to the kids at 7 p.m. The party will be held at
will hold its annual Children's Christmas Party Santa boot drive that made the holiday party possible. "People the Lee Volunteer Fire Department adjacent to Lee City
will be in attendance, leading the celebration. All chil- were so generous, and cared so much, about making Hall located at 286 NE County Road 255, Lee.

State Farm Promotes

Keith Hargrove
By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
State Farm Agent Keith Hargrove has accepted a
promotion and is now an Agency Consultant for the
state of Florida. Hargrove has had a couple of offices in
Madison since opening
his agency in April
2004. His picture stil
greets motorists tray-
eling west into Madi-
son today, from his -
State Farm billboard
alongside US 90.
As an Agency Con- Md
sultant, Hargrove's i
primary responsibili-
ty is to support agency i. _
retail efforts
Hargrove has been
with State Farm for 20
years, having started,
in claims and working
his way through vari- Keith Hargrover
ety of professional
stepping-stones, shifting from a senior claims position
into the retail area with his agency in Madison.
Hargrove will still be living in Madison, which he is
extremely proud to call home. "The relationships I
formed along the way mean so much to me. I will never
forget the people who did business with me all over the
county, and how great it was to work with so many fine
people," Hargrove expressed.
Hargrove's products include life, health, auto and
home insurance, as well as mutual funds, essentially all
the products and services of State Farm. "It's really en-
joyable for me-to meet new people and educate people
about insurance. State Farm is a great company and it
has opened up terrific opportunities for me," he added.

Tallahassee Boys'

Choir Set

For Jan. 19 At NFCC

Give the gift of music by purchasing tickets as Christmas gifts
while helping to send someone to college

It's time to purchase those Christmas gifts and a
ticket to the upcoming Jan. 19, performance of the Tal-
lahassee Boys' Choir at North Florida Community Col-
lege would be just the right gift.
The world famous Tallahassee Boys' Choir will per-
form at NFCC's Van H. Priest Auditorium Saturday, Jan.
19. Tickets are a bargain at just $15 and would make a
great Christmas gift or stocking stuffer for anyone on
your list this year. Tickets for the event are available
through the Madison County Chapter of the
Charmettes, Inc., a women's service organization. Mon-
ey raised through this event will help fund the NFCC
Charmettes' scholarship fund and provide $1,000 to the
Charmettes' National Cancer Project.
The event is co-sponsored by NFCC.
You may call 850-973-4857 or 850-673-1445 to purchase
tickets in advance. Advance tickets are only available
through Charmettes' members. Tickets are available for
purchase at the door the night of the performance.
The Tallahassee Boys' Choir was founded in 1995 for
boys ages eight to 18 who lived in neighborhoods with
limited social and economic opportunities and also at-
tended schools throughout the Tallahassee area. The
program's goal is to foster academic excellence, build
character and self-esteem, develop interpersonal skills
and acquire skills for every choir member for the future.
Every graduate of the program has been accepted into
The group meets three times weekly for intense

study hall and choir practice where the choir prepares
young men for the 21st Century through music, acade-
mic excellence and discipline. Its motto, "No Excuses,"
sets the pace for the young men. The program also pro-
vides a father figure, counseling and in many cases, and
provides what many young men in America need today
- a motivation to do well and develop self-esteem.
The choir has traveled all over the United States and
the world performing at churches, convention halls,
nursing homes, juvenile correctional facilities, group
homes and in great halls. From Kennedy Center's Mil-
lennium Stage to St. Peter's Basilica, these young men
have performed music from jazz to gospel and are sure
to have you on your feet swaying and clapping to their
wonderful sound.
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Wednesday, December 12, 2007

S, The holiday shopping countdown

Early start or last minute-

retailers are ready for all shoppers

"BLACK FRIDAY" has long been regarded as the kick off of the
holiday shopping season. However, now that retailers are unveil-
ing their Christmas products earlier every year, and catering to the
needs of late shoppers, the stores are filled with people in pursuit
of the perfect gift anywhere between Labor Day and December
In fact, according to the National Retail Federation, the number
of "extreme" early birds and procrasti-
nators has been on the rise in recent
years. Last year, 40 percent of all con-
sumers began their holiday shopping ..
before Halloween, and 15 percent of- /f -
consumers reported that they had not 7' ." 1, (
begun any of their shopping by De-
cember 5. As a result, retailers are up-
dating their products, merchandising
and marketing plans to meet the needs
of these two very different sets of
One clear example of how this has
affected the retail world can be seen
in the greeting card industry. Christ-
mas remains the top card-sending oc-
casion, with nearly two billion cards
sent annually, and greeting card manu-
facturers have taken note of this -. ,
evolving consumer demand.
"We have definitely noticed the
trend of consumers pushing up the un-
official start of the holiday shopping
season," said Heather Bentley, Christ- Every Christmas wish is
mas Program Manager at American fleeting the trend. Americ
perfect pairing for all of t
Greetings. "In response to this, shop- lights, sounds of the season

pers will start to see the cards in stores by November 1, and the
complete holiday card line will be available before Thanksgiv-
"We have also enhanced our offering of convenience items like
gift card holders for the late season shopper. And overall our holi-
day cards reflect a more conversational tone and generally send-
able quality to help shoppers with multiple tasks to get in and out
of the card aisle more quickly," Bentley said.

t seems to have tech gadgets on it, and even the card aisles are re-
an Greetings will debut tech-inspired cards this holiday season as the
he hottest gizmos. The cards will feature special extras like blinking
in and popular holiday songs.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Madison County Carrier 9A

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The early bird gets

the special .

F or those shoppers getting out be-
fore Halloween costumes even
appear, remember: time is your
friend. Holiday trend experts offer
the following tips for taking advan-
tage of the extra time you have given
yourself to get everything done.
Use that extra time to actually
shop: Reward Nourselft'b taking
more time to peruse the ai.les to
find the perfect gift, card, wrap
and accessories for everyone on
your list.
This year you can enjoy spend-
ing some of that extra time in the
greeting card aisle. American
Greetings has new sound, song
and light cards for the holiday,
which feature seasonal tunes and
bright, beautiful images to put
anyone into the spirit. Because
you are getting such a head start,
you'll have time to listen to every
sound, hum along with every *
song and smile at every festive
scene that the cards offer before
choosing your favorites.
Enjoy the lack of traffic: Con-
gratulations, you have ensured
yourself the avoidance of long lines

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True early birds can use their spare time to wrap packages with warmth, texture and color. For
instance, new or gently used scarves can act like "ribbon" while mittens and gloves continue the
cozy theme as "bows."

and crowded malls. Take advantage of your situation to actually
enjoy your shopping experience in a leisurely fashion. Since
you've given yourself the luxury of allowing for additional ship-
ping time, you can even utilize the convenience of online shop-
Spread out your holiday tasks and hunt for bargains: Starting
your holiday preparations early means that you'll have more time to
commit to all of your various seasonal tasks. This includes sending
holiday cards, grocery shopping, baking and cleaning. It also means
that you can bargain shop for the essentials.
Make a list of everything you need to get done and then spread
out your holiday chores as you go. Use down time to fill out greet-
ing cards, bake and freeze on the weekends and pick up a few
items for the big holiday meal every time you head to the grocery
store. Take advantage of early sales and specials as you go.
Y Solicit help: Make sure to get some help from your family and
friends. Enlisting help for this busy time of year is essential. And
since you are likely to be helping others as well, you
will have an even bigger pool of helpers to choose from.
Dress up your gifts: In addition to having more time to get every-
thing done, the early bird also has more time to dress up their gifts.
You took extra time to choose that thoughtful gift, so take care to
make it look like it from the outside in. Accentuate any gift with a
handmade attachment or other thoughtful touch.

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Brings Santa Smiles

By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The Madison County Community Bank brought a warm breakfast
and big hugs from Santa to over 300 children and parents last Saturday,
December 8 at the Central School. The first MCCB "Breakfast with San-
ta" program was a great hit, but the fun came with a great lesson as well,
teaching kids to give as they receive.
"The program is not just a great family-oriented program to celebrate
the holidays with your kids, it is also an opportunity for your kids to
learn to give back to their community," program organizer Deidra New-
man noted. "Philanthropy starts early and should be taught as a basic
building block in children's lives just as we must teach our children
morals, values and the importance of exercising financial responsibility,"
she added.
Tickets to Breakfast with Santa were free, however to receive a ticket,
children were asked to bring a wrapped gift worth at least $5.00, with a
purchase receipt, for each ticket received. The gifts, in turn, are to be dis-
tributed to less fortunate children during the holidays.
"Children have a natural instinct to help others without a hidden
agenda because it makes them feel better. As parents and as a community,
we must set an example for our children. If we give to others and include
our children in this process, they will follow our example and become
contributing adults in the Madison County Community," Newman went
on to say
Breakfast with Santa staff served up this wonderful holiday program
for newborns to children age 12, and their parents. After the delicious
breakfast, children and parents followed "Candy-Cane Lane" to conclude
with a visit to Santa who had a special gift for every child.

Greene Publishing, Inc. Ploto By Michael Curtis, December 8, 2007
Breakfast with Santa greeter, Ariel Blanton,
started all visitors with a big smile.

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Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Michael Curtis, December 8, 2007
Aaliyah Solomon, 3, happily displays her
gift from Santa, although she wasn't comfort-
able meeting Santa up close with her siblings.

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Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Michael Curtis, December 8, 2007
Santa holds little Baker Rye, two months, while sib-
lings and friends, Brinsoh Rye (7), Christophier Sapp (9),
Brandon Rye (4), and Caleb Sapp (6) visit.

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Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Michael Curtis, December 8, 2007
Santa got a lot of support from organizers and
helpers, Dee Eyster, Ed Meggs, Janet Maire, Sue Mathews
(standing left to right), and Deidre Newman.

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Early'retirement probably sounds very
appealing, especially after long days and
countless hours of work. You might envi-
sion seeing the world, visiting family or
golfing the day, but many financial plan-
ners caution that early retirement may not
be all it's cracked up to be. And it's not the
money they're talking about; it's the psy-
chology of early retirement.
Money seems to be the first challenge
that comes to mind when contemplating
early retirement, but equally as challeng-
ing is whether you're psychologically ready
for the transition. Let's -assume you have
sufficient and reasonably dependable fi-
nancial resources to see you through an
early retirement. Now consider some of the
major psychological issues early retirees
face, before you take
the plunge:
Boredom. Per-
haps the number one
complaint of retirees
is boredom. Daily
rounds of golf can
get old quickly, espe-
cially if all your golf-
ing buddies still hold
jobs. Boredom can be
a problem in retire-
ment at any age, but
it is especially a chal- -.
lenge in early retire-
ment because you .
face even more years
to fill with meaning-
ful experiences. A
good indication that this might be a prob-
lem is if you don't currently have outside
interests, if work is your life.
Lack of job stress. Lack of job stress
sounds like a benefit of retirement, and for
many it is. But while someone age 65 or 70
might be ready for a less hectic life, that's
not necessarily the case for someone who's
50 or 55 and at the peak of their career.
Lack of social contact. Work is a major
source of social contact. Losing touch with
co-workers can be difficult under normal
retirement circumstances, but early retire-
ment exacerbates the problem.
Differing retirement dates. It's common
with early retirement for only one person
in a marriage to be retiring early. The other
may not have that luxury, or may not want
to. That can cause friction. The working
spouse may expect the retired spouse to
keep house, or may resent watching the
spouse sleep in while he or she trudges off
to work. The retired spouse may be antsy to
travel or move, but the working spouse
can't. The friction is most common when
the husband retires before the wife retires,
according to a Comell University study
Forced early retirement. In a sluggish
, economy, many people are being laid off,
and some are taking early retirement pack-
ages. The problem here is, up to this point,

To Retire Early?

they may not have thought about or
planned for retiring early. The early retire-
ment package may sound good, but it takes
time to adjust to the idea of sudden, early
Worries about money Ideally, you've de-
termined, perhaps with the help of a finan-
cial planner, that you have enough money
for early retirement. Still, it's not uncom-
mon to worry over finances at times, par-
ticularly if there are unexpected expenses
or a bear market. These worries can be
worsened for early retirees because
they're funding a longer retirement peri-
od-perhaps 10 or 15 years longer. Plus, it
could be emotionally deflating to be forced
back to work due to financial needs.
How do you avoid or minimize these
psychological hurdles
of early retirement?
Be certain you are
in good financial
Prepare for early
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Talk it over carefully with your
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such as travel and housework.
Consider semi-retirement. Work part
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12A Madison County Carrier Wednesday, December 12, 2007,


Drowsy Driving Prevention

Campaign Drives Motorists

To Steer Clear Of Sedating

Medications During The Holidays

According to a Nation-
al Sleep Foundation (NSF)
poll, 60 percent of adults
admit to operating a vehi-
cle while feeling tired, and
more than one-third say
they have actually fallen
asleep behind the wheel.
This staggering statistic
represents an estimated
103 million American dri-
To help raise aware-
ness of the dangers of
drowsy driving, the Na-
tional Sleep Foundation
created the Drowsy Dri-
ving Prevention cam-
paign. which provides
valuable resources for dri-
vers, including a list of
risk factors such as taking
sedating cold and allergy
The maker of Claritin

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helped sponsor this event
in order to raise aware-
ness that there are non-
drowsy allergy treatments
available over-the-counter
that are safe to use when
During the holiday
season, many people will
spend more time behind
the wheel as they head out
of town. Before taking an-
tihistamines and driving.
it is important to know
which medicines are safe
to take when driving.
Claritin is non-sedat-
ing, so it relieves indoor
and seasonal allergy'
symptoms without caus-
ing drowsiness. Con-
stuners should be aware
that some other allergy
medications, such as
Zyrtec, have drowsiness

and fatigue as common
side effects. In fact, Zyrtec
prescription labeling car-
ries a caution about the oc-
currence of drowsiness
and urges consumers to
exercise caution when dri-
ving a car or operating
dangerous machinery
"Allergies can make
people feel foggy, and if
they choose an allergy
medication that may cause
drowsiness, they put them-
selves at risk for nodding
off behind the wheel and
potentially harming them-
selves or others," says
Marjorie Slankard, M.D.,
allergist and clinical pro-
fessor of medicine at the
Columbia University Col-
lege of Physicians and
Surgeons. "It's important
that people with allergies
read the label of their
medication so they under-
stand the side effects they
may experience and
choose a non-sedating
medicine whenever they
are going to be driving."
About Drowsy
As part of the national
campaign, the NSF has de-
veloped a free drowsy dri-
ving prevention toolkit,
downloadable at
The toolkit includes
educational materials, fact
sheets, presentations, and
a "contract" through
which young drivers can
pledge to their parents
that they will honor safe
driving practices. NSF
also issued a "State of the
States" report outlining
educational, public aware-
ness, law enforcement,
and legislative activities
related to drowsy driving
for all 50 states.
For more information,
v i s i t
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By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing. Inc.
Greene Publishing has been inducted
into the Covenant Hospice Media Society.
The recognition goes to media compa-
nies who have "gone above and beyond in
supporting the special events, programs
and more importantly the mission of
Covenant Hospice."
Each year, six new media groups are
added to the Covenant Hospice Media So-
ciety A handsome plaque is awarded,
and recipients also receive recognition
in the company's annual report.
Development and Communications
Manager, Rachel Layerd, and Communi-
cations Intern, Lisa Bryan, presented the
award. "The Greenes are so helpful,"
Layerd declared, as she presented the
plaque to Publisher Emerald Kinsley
and her mother, Mary Ellen Greene, who
along with husband Tommy Greene,
founded Greene Publishing in 1964.
Covenant Hospice provides patients
a wide range of health and support ser-
vices designed for a variety of unique

If improving your health tops the list
of your New Year's resolutions, you prob-
ably already plan to exercise more and
eat better. But don't overlook another im-
portant factor in overall well-being -
Studies show that people with strong
relationships and social networks are
happier, healthier and more successful.
In fact, research by the Gallup Organiza-
tion indicates that friendship between
spouses accounts for 70 percent of satis-
faction in a marriage, and friendships at
work significantly impact job satisfac-
"Any plan to improve your health in
2008 should include some work on rela-
tionships," says USA Weekend columnist
and relationship expert Dennie Hughes.
"Strong friendships are as important to
our health as eating right, getting enough
sleep and exercising regularly"
Hughes offers the following advice for
building your relationship health in the
New Year:
Know Your Friends' Roles
Like the song says, it's a good thing to
"Get by with a little help from (your)
friends." But, Hughes says, don't expect
all your needs to be fulfilled by one very
best bud.
"If you're like most people, you have
multiple friends who serve different roles
in your life from confidante to confi-
dence builder, cheerleader to collabora-
tor. It's perfectly OK to compartmentalize
in this way," Hughes says. "Depending on

one friend to be everything
puts a lot of pressure on
that person," she adds.
"Look at a friendship for
what it is. Know that per-
son's role in your life and
maintain the friendship at
the level that you're both
comfortable with."
Experience the Power of
Staying in Touch with
"The mental and emo-
tional boost from interact-
ing with friends is power-
ful. Staying in touch with
an old friend and talking
about 'back in the day' es-

needs. Operating as an independent, un-
affiliated organization, Covenant has se-
cured contractual arrangements with
multiple hospitals, nursing facilities,
adult living facilities and other organiza-
tions throughout North Florida.
On their website, located at, their mission
includes, "Since dying is a part of the
normal process of life, the focus of
Covenant Hospice is to enable our pa-
tients to live as fully and comfortably as
possible, to provide dignified palliative
care, to assist patients' loved ones in cop-
ing with end-of-life issues and the even-
tual death of the patient, and to improve
care for all patients at the end of, their
lives by example and education."'
The Covenant Hospice has :served
North Florida, as well as other areas, for
over 20 years. Layerd and Bryan work
out of the Tallahassee location arid.wish
to remind everyone that Covenant Hos-
pice is devoted to "putting life into days,
when days can no longer be added to

capades can remind you that there is
more to you than just 'soccer mom.' Talk-
ing with a new friend who you don't
share a history with gives you a great
perspective on how others see you now
and the opportunity to change if you
don't like the feedback," Hughes notes.
"Just be sure the friends you choose to
keep are as willing as you are to be a pos-
itive influence in some aspect: according
to a new study published in the Annals of
Behavioral Medicine, friends who de-
pend on you to be there for them butdon't
give back supportive energy when you
need them can cause a 44 percent greater
spike in your blood pressure!"
It's healthy to connect with friends
regularly, both old and new, to learn what
they're up to and share what's going on
with you today. As a matter of fact, ac-
cording to the Journal of Personality and
Social Psychology, connecting with some-
one from the past you haven't spoken to
in ages or with someone you just met -
offers up great mood-lifting potential.
But success in friendship health re-
quires simple ways for friends to keep up
with each other. Web sites like Class- make it easier to stay up to
date with friends. Creating a free mem-
bership enables you to easily update peo-
ple on what you've been up to, and find
friends not only from high school, but
also college, work and military affilia-
tions. There are more than 50 million
members, so you are likely to find some
familiar friends to stay in touch with.


Madison County
Tree Locations
Farmers & Merchants Bank
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Madison Hospice
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Madison your hometown hospice, licensed since 1983
Make a contribution to place an Angel, Bell or Bow
on the Tree of Remembrance in honor or memory
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For more information, call (850) 566-7491.

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Vitamin Myth

By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
In an effort to properly research and support this ar-
ticle, excerpts were extracted from several sources,
most notably an article by Neena Samuel bearing the
same name. Interjecting continuous references and nu-
merous quotations, would
have proved excessive, how-
ever simply cutting and
pasting it for reprint would ,
not have given this crucial
and controversial topic suf-
ficient emphasis.
The following claim re-
ally says it all: While some
vitamin supplements can
boost your health, others
may actually harm it and
the harmful ones aren't
those one might expect.
If one Googles "vita-
min" on the Internet, mil-
lions and millions and mil-
lions of results are offered.
Nearly a 10-billion-dollar-a-
year industry, there are now
pills for everything, from
weight loss to cancer pre-
vention to sexual enhance-
ment. And these are just
the vitamins., They go by so
many names.
To .keep this report
grounded, the focus will
only address a few that one
would have thought tried
and true, like antioxidants
and vitamin E for instance,
that research to the con-
trary is completely startling.
A February report in the Journal of the American
Medical Association found that taking antioxidant vita-
mins actually increased a person's risk of dying by up to
16 percent. Obviously, this study surprised a lot of peo-

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ple and has prompted a heated debate.
Antioxidants such as vitamins A, beta carotene (an-
other form of vitamin A), E, and C have long enjoyed a
reputation as disease fighters because they're thought
to protect against free radicals that can damage cells
and speed up aging. But, in 47 randomized trials among
181,000 adults, researchers
found that taking vitamins
A, beta-carotene and E,
alone or in combination, ac-
tually increased a person's
risk of dying by 16 percent.
Additional claims, includ-
ed multivitamins stating,
"Men who take more than
one multivitamin a day
have a 32 percent higher
risk of advanced prostate
cancer. Dosage dangers,
combining effects, limited
historical research and
poor oversight all play a
part. To their detriment,
consumers often demand it
"today!" So, as soon as any
benefit is revealed, infomer-
cials and practitioners all
kick into high gear. Literal-
ly, a pill-popping feeding
frenzy can ensue.
The remedy of course is
care and education, plus
one enormous asterisk. No
research anywhere, any-
place, issued by any group,
has stated that a balanced
diet of fresh green vegeta-
bles and seasonal fruits is
harmful, especially com-
bined with plenty of clean water and exercise. That's
the one "combining" everyone can live with.
Throw in a hug or two from a toddler, a weekend at
grandma's and someone to share it with, and it's heaven
on earth.

Whether hitting the ski slopes, vacationing in a
warmer climate or spending quality time with family
and friends over the holidays, for many, winter is a time
for travel.
Unfortunately, traveling by plane, train or even in
the comfort of your own automobile can weaken your
immune system. The good news is that there are practi-
cal steps you can take to help keep yourself healthy.
Wash your hands To keep your immune system
strong, frequent hand washing is a necessity, especially
after traveling in high-traffic areas such as airplanes
and public transit. Wash your hands vigorously with
soap and warm water for 10-15 seconds and try to use
liquid soap along with disposable paper towels to dry
Relax Let's face it, on top of traveling, the holi-
days are a high-stress and fast-paced time. Find some
time to relax and make sure to get a full night's rest.
Sleep deprivation reduces the activity of essential im-
mune system cells by 30 percent.
Skip the borrowed bedding Bring your own blan-
ket and pillow with you. There's no telling how long it's
been since that airline blanket and pillow have been re-
placed or washed.
Strengthen your immune system with supple-
ments To help keep your immune system working at
peak performance, many people take nutritional sup-
plements, such as vitamins and herbs.
For example, there's a product created by a school-
teacher to help boost her immune system.
Called. Airborne, it contains 17 natural ingredients,
including antioxidants, electrolytes, amino acids and
herbal extracts. To make it even easier to take 'while
traveling, it comes packaged in convenient, individual-
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can be poured into any size water bottle, is ideal for
travel and can easily fit into a pocket, purse or briefcase.
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Warrior Juniors Win

Homecoming Events

Fran Hunt
Special from the Monticello
Aucilla Christian Acad-
emy students participated
in Homecoming themes
and games to acquire
points for their class in
hopes of being named the
winners of the Spirit
Award, throughout the
week, which began Tues-
day, Nov. 6.
At the end of the week,
the juniors were named the
recipients of the Spirit
Award, beating out the sec-
ond-place seniors by one
point. Tenth grade came in
third place and ninth grade
came in fourth. Seventh
and eighth grades tied for
the middle school award.
The entire student
body, grades K-3 through 12,
participated in different
theme days including; "Pa-
jama Day, "Camo Day",
"Rat Day," and "Spirit Day"
throughout the week.
Thursday was the popu-
lar Powder Puff football
game for girls in grades 9-
12. Each class fielded a
team of ten girls with two
varsity football players as
their coaches. The seniors
won the match against the
freshmen and the juniors
defeated the sophomores,
sending the juniors and se-
niors to the final game,
which resulted in the se-
niors taking a 12-6 win over
the juniors.

Thursday evening,
many students in grades 9-
12 met at the homes of fel-
low classmates to work on
the class float for the parade
the following day.
Friday students proud-
ly displayed the school col-
ors of blue and gold and in-
complete floats were
brought onto campus to be
completed by mid-morning.
Following the completion of
the floats, students in
grades 7-12 reported to the
gym for the annual Fellow-
ship of Christian Athletes
Field Day, which featured a
collection of individual and
group games, including
Wheel of Fortune, the Eat-
ing Contest, Ultimate Fris-
bee, Dodgeball and tug-of-
The seventh grade beat
the eighth grade and in
grades 9-12, tenth grade
took first place, ninth grade
took second, eleventh grade
took third and the seniors
landed fourth.
After the games, the en-
tire school lined the road to
observe the parade. Stu-
dents enjoyed gathering the
candy that was being tossed
to them as each float
passed. Elementary school
staff members judged the
floats. Classes and themes
included: sophomores
roasting the Oak Hall Ea-
gles, juniors deep-frying the
Eagles, seniors flushing the
Eagles and freshmen say-

ing no to the Eagles. Se-
niors and juniors tied for
first place, tenth grade,
third place and ninth grade,
fourth place.
The Scavenger Hunt for
grades 7-12 was then hosted
in the gym. Students were
carrying everything imag-
inable in their backpacks.
Runners from each class
scrambled to present the re-
quested items. Among
items sought in the scav-
enger hunt were household
and school items, golf tees,
business cards, old tests
and report cards, foreign
money and cooking uten-
sils and even a hubcap.
The hunt resulted in ju-
niors taking first place, se-
niors second, sophomores
came in third and freshmen
were fourth.
After the Scavenger
Hunt, the entire student
body filled the gym for the
Pep Rally and recognition of
the Court and the winners
of the Spirit Award were an-
This year's Court repre-
sentatives included: ninth
grade Kaitlin Jackson and
Shane Westberry; tenth
grade, Marissa Snodgrass
and Lane Fraleigh; eleventh
grade, Chelsea Dobson and
Byron Love; and twelfth
grade, Courtney Brasing-
ton, Lindsey Day, Paige
Thurman, Hunter Greene,
Will Hartsfield and Elliott

Pinetta Students

Take Part In Read-In

.On Wednesday, November 14, the
fourth graders at Pinetta Elementary
School took part in a special celebration.
They had a "Read-In." honoring National
Reading Day.
The gym was decorated as stu-
dents enjoyed donuts, milk and orange
juice provided by parents. Once their bel-
lies were full, they snuggled into their
sleeping bags and pajamas for some ter-
rific stories. Homeroom teachers Kara
Washington and Missy Cherry shared
some stories with the classes to start the
day After Mrs. Washington read The Giv-
ing Tree,each child wrote on a leaf about
someone in
their lives who D
was giving.
They placed
them together

tree. Mrs.
Cherry read
The Berenstain -
B Book a real
tongue twister.
The students formed groups to make vo-
cabulary chains. It was an extremely
close call to decide the winners.
Some special guests from the conmmnu-
nity arrived to share stories as well. Ju-
lia Waldrep, Director of Teaching and
Learning for Madison County schools,
brought a story she loves to read to her
own grandchildren. The Napping House
was a great story about a snoring Gramnny
that gets wakened by a flea. Everyone
had a good laugh. Lou Miller. School Su-
perintendent, read Thank You. Mr. Falk-
er, a touching story about the difference a
teacher can make. Students took a mo-
ment afterwards to write a thank you
note to a teacher that has been a special
part of their lives. David Bend] said, "It

was hard to choose who to thank."
Pastor Steve McHargue joined the
"Read-In" later to share a story he re-
members reading to his boys. Love You
Forever was an emotional book with a
message to enjoy our loved ones while we
Pastor Oliver Bradley also gave the
students great advice in the book Learn-
ing to Ask Someone for Help. Roxanna
Whitman stated. "That will come in
After lunch outside, the fourth
graders listened while John Crawford
shared one of his favorite books growing
up, The Voyage
U O" 4t of the Dawn
Treader (one of
the Chronicles of
SNarnia). Craw-
ford is the au-
-- thor of The Last
True Story I'll
Ever Tell, a col-
- -_ election of short
- stories about his
experiences in
Iraq. He discussed the process of writing
his book as well as his current job as an
editor for the TallahasseeDemocrat. The
students learned a great deal and were in-
spired to become better writers them-
The classes started reading Island of
the Blue Dolphins that day Then ended
the "Read-In" with some friendly compe-
tition -jugball! Overall, the day was a big
success. Each student went home with a
journal of their thoughts from the day.
They wrote about the books, the guests
and the fun activities.
The teachers would like to thank all
of the guest speakers for taking time out
to share their favorite books and the joy
of reading.

Fran Hunt
Special From The Monticello News
Aucilla Christian Academy art stu-
dents won 28 art awards at the Florida
State Fair, held Nov. 8-18, in Tallahassee,
for the works submitted by Instructor Re-
nee Smith.
"Coordinators at the fair told me they
had never had so-many ribbons awarded
to one school at a time before," said
Smith. "I'm elated and really excited for
the kids."
Awards went to Ramsey Revell, grade
12, who won The Best of Show for her col-
or pencil portrait of a girl's face, and took
first place for her pencil and paints work
of babies.
Ramsey Sullivan, grade three, won
first place for her sculpture made of
sticks; Jadon Smith, K-3, won first place

for his sculpture of a
dragon; Abigail
Vasquez, grade 9, won
first place for her col-
or pencil drawing of a
dolphin; and G. H.
Henry, grade 9, was
awarded honorable
mention for his carv-
Carrie Palmer,
grade 8, won second
place for her pencil
drawing; Mickayla
Courson, grade 1, first
place for her painting;
Claire Knight, grade
12, fifth place for her
painting of a fairy,
third place for her

, acrylic painting of a
dog and honorable
mention for her pen-
cil drawing of a par-
Lisa Kisamore,
grade 9, won an hon-
orable mention for
her pencil drawing of
a dog and cat; Katy
Plummer, grade 12,
third place for her
pencil drawing of a
girl; and Attalia
Smith, grade 1, first
place for her acrylic
painting of angels.
Whichel, grade 1, won
first place for her wa-

tercolor painting of angels; Ashleigh Bol-
stridge, grade 4, second place for her twig
sculpture; Emily Smith, grade 2, second
for her mouse and cat painting; and
Kaitlin Jackson, third place for the por-
trait of her little brother and fourth place
for her acrylic painting entitled, "Tig-
Megan Lee, grade 8, won third place
for her pastel of a giraffe; CourtneyBras-
ington, grade 12, first place for. her
acrylic painting of a tree in bloom; Paige
Thurman, grade 12, foUrth place for her
acrylic painting of fairies; and Instruc-
tor Renee Smith, third place in the pro-
fessional division for her acrylic por-
All of the works of art will be on dis-
play in the Aucilla Library for those
wishing to admire the pieces.

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Wednesday, December 12, 2007 Madison County Carrier 15A


Pinetta Elementary School Honors Veterans

It's always a good time
to honor veterans who have
served our country That is
exactly what students and
the faculty of Pinetta Ele-
mentary School did on No-
vember 9. With the gym
beautifully decorated for the
occasion, U.S. military vet-
erans of all ages were invit-

ed to participate in the cere-
mony John Holmzak (re-
tired Air Force) led the
group in the pledge of alle-
giance. The special guest
speaker was retired Navy
Chaplin Len Bodson. He
spoke of his experiences
during his many years of
service to our country Each

class performed a special
song, poem, skit or dance for
the audience and the veter-
ans. The veterans were
presented priceless keep-
sake medallions designed
and made by the PE.S.
fourth grade classes of Kara
Washington and Missy
Cherry The entire school

sang Lee Greenwood's "I'm
Proud to be an American."
A very special ending to
the program was the trum-
pet sound of "Taps" per-
formed by MCHS senior

MW, ..

Justin Fralix. It was a very
heart-touching program
with 30 U.S. veterans in at-
Veteran's Day only
comes once a year, but

everyone should thank
those who have served and
are still serving this country
everyday Pinetta Elemen-
tary School is very proud to
honor those who served.

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The third grade class at Pinetta Elementary School performs the poem "Flag Goes

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Second graders at Pinetta Elementary School performed an Armed Forces medley.

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U.S. veterans were saluted during the program at Pinetta Elementary School.

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The Pre-K students at Pinetta Elementary School sang "Yankee Doodle."

Photo Submitted

The first and second grade combination class of
Pinetta Elementary School, taught by Jo Ragans, per-
formed "America" for the Veterans.


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Florida Corporation and WILSTON
L. MORGAN, individually,
NOTICE IS GIVEN, that under a Final Judgment of Foreclosure of November 29,
2007, in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the
West front door of the Madison County Courthouse, Madison, Florida at 11:00 a.m. on
December 20,2007,2007, the following described property Lot No. 68 of Norton Creek,
a subdivision as per the plat thereof filed in Plat Book 2 Page 31-33 of the Public
Records of Madison County, Florida.

Dated: November 30, 2007
TIM SANDERS, Clerk of the Court
BY: /s/Ramona Dickinson, Deputy Clerk


IN RE: The license to practice nursing of

Stacey Hatton. C.N.A.
306 Pinckney Southwest Street
Madison, Florida 32340
SCASE NO,: 2007-02521
LICENSE NO.:110374

The Department of Health has filed an Administrative Complaint against you, a copy
of which may be obtained by contacting. Water T.S. Widener, Assistant General Coun-
sel, Prosecution Services Unit, 4092 Bald Cypress Way. Bin #C65, Tallahassee, Florida
32399-3265, (850) 245-4640

If no contact has been made by you concerning the above by December 26, 2006, the
matter of the Administrative Complaint will be presented at an ensuing meeting of the
Board of Nursing in informal proceeding.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act persons needing a special ac-
commodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency
sending this notice not later than seven days prior to the proceeding at the address giv-
en on the notice. Telephone: (650) 24S-4640.1-600-955-8771 (TDD) or 1-600-655-
6770(V), via Florida Relay Service.

11/28. 12/5. 12/12. 12/19


a Florida corporation,

Plaintiff, CASE NO.: 2007-256-CA




NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Fore-
closure dated November 29, 2007, in the above referenced case in which IVY. FINAN-
CIAL CORPORATION, a Florida corporation, is Plaintiff, and JOHN T. McLEN-
DESCRIBED, are Defendants, I TIM SANDERS, Clerk of the Court, will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash on the front steps of the West door of the Madison
County Courthouse in Madison, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. (or as soon thereafter as prac-
ticable), on the 28th day of December, 2007, the following described properties set forth
in the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure:

Lot 51, 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

Lot 52, 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 Comity, Florida.

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

Any. and all bidders, parties or other interested persons shall contact the information
desk of the Clerk of the Court prior to the scheduled foreclosure sale who will advise
of the exact location in the Madison County Courthouse for the foreclosure sale.


[Note: hi accordance with Rule 2.065, Florida Rules of Judicial Administration, please
be advised as follows: "If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommo-
dation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to
the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Court Administrator, Post Office Box
1569, Lake City, Florida 32056-1569, Telephone: (386) 758-2163, within two (2) work-
ing days of your receipt of this Notice or pleading. If you are hearing or voice impaired,
please call: 1-800-955-8771.]

WITNESS my hand and the official of said Court, this 29th day of November, 2007
at Madison, Madison County, Florida
(Court Seal)
By:Ramona Dickinson
As Deputy Clerk

Scot B. Copeland
FBN: 0156681
174 East Base Street
Madison, FL 32340
Ph: 850-973-4100
Fax: 850-973-4194
Attorney for Plaintiff

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

seeking foreclosure and other relief on the following property in Madison County,
Lot 18, NORTON CREEK SUBDIVISIDNT 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.

recorded in the official records of Madison County, Book 750, Pages

Parcel ID #09-15-09-1185-ONC-018

has been filed against you and you, and each of you, are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to it on Scot B. Copeland, the plaintiffs attorney, whose address
is 174 East Base Street, Madison, Florida 32340 on or before January 4, 2008, and file
the original with the clerk of this court either before service on the plaintiffs attorney
or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief
demanded in the complaint or petition.

Dated this 29th day of November, 2007.
(Court Seal) As Clerk of the Circuit

By: Christy R. Wilson
As Deputy Clerk

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Notice is hereby given that the Board of County Commissioners of Madison County,
Florida will be accepting sealed bids for the following:

Replacement of the Roof on Precinct 11 Voting Building-Bid #FY2007-05
The Madison County Board of County Commissioners is accepting bids for the re-
placement of the roof on the Precinct 11 voting building located at 146 SE Bunker
Street, Madison, Florida. The following specifications will apply:

Remove pre-existing metal roof and haul away debris; replace any rotten wood.beams;
install plywood 15/32" over pre-existing battens; cover with type 30 felt; apply 29
gauge, approximately 3' panel; applicate closures inside and outside; affix rake, ridge,
and eave metal.

All work completed must meet current code. Contractor will be responsible for ob:
training any and all applicable permits required for the project.

Sealed bids may be submitted to the Board of County Commissioners by depositing
same with Mr. Allen Cherry, County Coordinator, at his office in the Madison County
Courthouse Annex, Room 219, 229 SW Pinckney Street, Madison, Florida 32340 or
Post Office Box 539, Madison, Florida 32341, anytime prior to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, De-
NOT BE OPENED OR CONSIDERED. Sealed bids must be clearly marked as a
sealed bid and the bid number must be printed in the front of the envelope.


The County reserves the right to reject any and all bids for any or no reason and waive
any technical defects in the bid process that do not affect the substance of the bid.

Bids will be opened at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, December 31, 2007 after which, all bids
will be available for public inspection. Award by the Board of County Commissioners
is scheduled for Wednesday, January 2, 2008 and all vendors will be notified in writing
of the successful bidder.

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out of bounds and did not even have possession of the
The Tampa Catholic touchdown only seemed to ig-
nite the Cowboys, who marched downfield and scored
on a 49-yard run by Chris Thompson.
The point after touchdown (PAT) by Bladen Gudz
was good and the game was tied 7-7.
"That (the Tampa Catholic touchdown) kind of fired
our kids up," Carroll said. "We have thrived on adversi-
ty our whole year."
The Cowboys scored late in the second quarter on a
human highlight reel run by Cory Akins, who somer-
saulted over a Crusader player and landed on his feet
and turned on the afterburners. Forty-five yards later,
Akins was in the end zone and the Cowboys had a 13-7
"I stayed after practice and taught him that play,"
Carroll joked to reporters later. He told this reporter,
tongue-in-cheek, that he and Coach Michael Coe had
taught Akins the play by having Coe get down on the
ground and run over by Akins.
Bladen Gudz kicked the PAT, giving the Cowboys a
14-7 lead, which they took into locker room at half time.
The Cowboys dominated the second half, as the boys
from Boot Hill controlled the line of scrimmage and the
time clock.
The Cowboys scored on an amazing 56-yard run by
Thompson with 1:30 remaining in the third quarter.
The, PAT by Gudz was good and the score was 21-7.
The Cowboys controlled the time clock for all but 21
seconds in the fourth quarter. They scored their last
touchdown on a five-yard run. Once again, Gudz's extra
point was good and the Cowboys had a 28-7 lead.
The ensuing kickoff by Gudz bounced off a Tampa
Catholic player and was recovered by the Cowboys who
ran the time clock out.
After the game, Coach Frankie Carroll spoke of his
sister, Rhonda, who died in a car wreck in Jefferson
County in February..
"I miss her and I keep this with me," he said, show-
ing a coin inscribed, "Gone but Not Forgotten." "She
was our biggest fan."
Players celebrated the win. Thompson, who was
elated yet overcome with exhaustion, fell to the ground
where he began crying.
Thompson's performance, which included 17 rushes
for 203 yards, earned him Beef O'Brady Player of the
Game honors.
All tolled, the Cowboys had 56 rushes for 386 yards.
Akins, Thompson's fellow running back, rushed 25
a t41is for 145 yards.
Reddick rushed four times for 21 yards. Jordan
Johnson rushed four times for 12 yards.
Blake Sapp rushed thiee, times for 12 yards.
Jordan Carroll averaged 40 yards on three punts.
"The biggest key ,to winning this game was the
fans," Frankie Carroll told this reporter. "They are the
ones who made it happen. They showed up all year and
showed us their support."
Coach Carroll is looking forward to a great season
in 2008 as the team returns 18 of 22 starters, including
most of the offensive line, the running back tandem of
Thompson and Akins and defensive stalwart Jaccobi
"The biggest cog that we will be missing is at quar-
terback," Carroll said. "He (Blake Sapp) was not only
the quarterback, but also a team leader."
Carroll said that the quarterback next year will
probably be Kevin Singletary, a sophomore, nicknamed
The offensive line will lose Eli Sprenkle, whose
* shoes will be filled .by Tyree Florence who played for
Sprenkle, who was out with an illness, during the early
part of the season. Florence played admirably in those
games and Carroll looks to him to return stronger than
Coach Carroll's father, Franklin Carroll, made the
trip to Orlando for the game despite battling emphyse-
"How much it means to me you can't imagine,"
Franklin Carroll said after the game. "There's been so
much that happened to us this year. We lost our daugh-
ter in a car wreck, and it really bothered Frankie so bad.
He dedicated his season to her.
"It means the world to me. I've been in the hospital,
well, they didn't think I was going to live. I'm still here.


I have emphysema real bad. I just thank the Lord I was
able to come."
"This is what he lived for," Frankie Carroll told re-
porters about his father. "If it wasn't for this, he would-
n't be here.
"I told them: 'Fellas, I want my dad to see us win
one.' When we won the first one he was in the hospital.
They've been telling me all week, we're going to win this
one for your dad."
The Cowboys will be honored with a Fan Day on Fri-
day, December 21, beginning at 3 p.m. when the Cowboys
will be available to sign autographs.
Prior to the fan day ceremonies, the Cowboy boost-

ers will be selling sausage dogs and drinks for $3~ be-
ginning at noon. Proceeds from the sell of the sausage
dogs, as well as the sell of championship t-shirts for $15
each and DVDs of Cowboy highlights throughout the
2007 season for $10 each, will go towards purchasing
state championship rings for the players. Proceeds from
a silent auction, featuring footballs autographed by
Bobby Bowden, Warrick Dunn, Champ Bailey, Tim
Tebow and Urban Meyer will also go towards the pur-
chase of state championship rings.
Greene Publishing, Inc. will publish a special section
in next week's Madison Enterprise-Recorder on the
Cowboys' championship season.

Photos Courtesy of Tudor Rose Photography

.cont from Page 1A

souri in the national title tilt.
Northwest Missouri ended Grand Valley's amazing
championship run, ending the Lakers 40 consecutive
game win streak with a 34-16 victory to reach the Cham-
pionship Game in Florence, Alabama.
In the earlier game, Valdosta State played from be-
hind most of the day, finally taking the lead with just
over three minutes left to play to defeat California-Penn-
sylvania, 28-24.
Kickoff for Saturday's Championship Game is set for 11
a.m. at Braly Municipal Stadium. The game will be tele-
vised nationally by ESPN2.


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looking for, both personally and for her youngsters. With
her eldest daughter going to school down in Orlando, the
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"Now it is simply a matter of settling in and getting
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me this chance proud." So, there's the scoop and you
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