LIg t is probably adding
San hour to receiving
test results. Sometimes,
the results are received
by fax before the courier
even returns from Per-
ry," Tammy Stevens,
MCMH CFO, said.
ry and the results are faxed
back to MCMH.
"It is probably adding an:
hour to receiving test results.
Sometimes, the results are re-
ceived by fax before the courier
even returns from Perry,"
Stevens also said that the?
HOSPITAL; Page 15A
came Program Director. According to
Stanley, her contributions have been
"Vicki is so' important to Emergency
Management in Madison County. She
understands and executes the business
of .the department in an incredibly effec-
tive way! I can't imagine where we
would be without her," Stanley stated.
The Florida Division of Emergency
Managenient plans for and responds to
both natural' and man-made disasters.
These range from floods and hurricanes
to incidents involving hazardous materi-
als or nuclear power. The division pre-
MADISON EOC, Page 15A ,
MOuticello Readies For Bluegrass Music Festival
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THE SenuRI OF M.-DISON COUNTRY~ Paae 13A
Care Administration. She said
that she does not know when or
if~ the license wil be reinstated.
"We are waiting for the
Agency on Health Care Admin-
istration to come in and survey
the hospital," Stevens said.
Stevens emphasized that
MCMH can still do blood tests.
A courier takes the tests to Doc-
tors Memorial Hospital in Per-
While hospital~ officials try
to get the license reinstated, all
lab work is being transferred to
SDoctor's Memorial Hospital in
Tammy Stevens, Chief Op-
erating Officer and Risk Man- .
agement Manager, said that
MCMH has filed out the appli-
cation for license renewal and
sent it to the Agency for Health
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The laboratory license at
Madison County Memorial Hos-
pital expired in October 2007.
Hospital officials did not notice
that it had expired until earlier
The oversight has resulted
in the license being suspended
by the State of Florida.
Jaao neoe s ailians
from Jarda Woods
Williams!!! I am
son County Su-
pervisor of Elec-
tions. As your Su-
pervisor of Elec-
tions, I have over
100 hours- of
training in feder-
al, state, and mu- .
nicipal elections. Jada Woods
I'm experienced Williams
able in voter registration,' Florida
Statutes (Election Laws), Poll Workers
trainn an~d cnustig n at aFn
lows all Americans the opportunity to
chose our leaders. Voting in secret by
absentee, early voting or at the polls is
what keeps and make our democracy
Therefore, through implementation
of voter awareness, voter education,
and voter outreach programs in schools.
and throughout the communities, Madi-
son County has increased its voter reg-
I have conducted several successful
elections, federali, state, and muni~ci-
pal) that have been certified with the Di-.
vision of Elections.
I am the daughter of~rohnnie and Pa-
WilamW, dC ac hRmdthDef nseive Coord
dinator for the Madison County Cow-
boys. Together, we have two- children
Rod rck Jr. n Rihanna. Iam native
* Madison County High School-High
* Valdosta State Utliversity-Ba!chelors of
Arts Degree in Political Science
* Florida Agricultural and 'Mechanical
University-Masters Degree in Ed. Lead-
* North Florida Commumity College-Ad-
* Gre'enville Hils Academny-Counselor
:diso counumq Shoo n so ict-Guid-
* St. James Missionary Baptist Church
* Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorpo-
* Madison Rotary Club
I wil continue to have an open door
policy, maintain voter security, increase
voter awareness, voter editcation, voter
turnout and decrease voter apathy;
I would like to thank each of you for
allowing me the opportunity to serve
you as Madison County Supervisor of
Elections. I am asking again for your
supp~ortE CnprayersJAA WOD
WILLIAMS as Madison County Super-
visor of Elections.
Pd. Pol. Adu. Pd. for and approved by Jadla Woods
Williams, Dem. for Supervisor of Elections.
By Michael Curtis .
Greene Publishing, Inc.
As guests arrived at the ground-
breaking for the new Madison County
Emergency Operations ('enter to be lo-
cate'd on Harvey Greene Drive, there
was an eviident excitement surrounding
the event. Considering the escalating
frequency and severity of weather-relat-
ed emergencies alone, residents and offi-
cials now share the comfort of knowing
that the very best warning and response
systems available protect Madison
County; More important than that,
though, is the knowledge that the best
emergency leadership protects Madison
County as well.
Emergency Management Director
(EMD) Jim Stanley started the emer-
.gency department on Jahnuary 1, 1991
with the smallest budget, but the biggest
heart, imaginable. At the time, the posi-
tion was titled Civil Defense Director.
Later, on June 1, 1995, the Board of
County Commzissioners, to whom the
EMD reports, approved the title change
to Emergency Management Director.
The most important change that oc-
curred that day however was the addi-
tion of Vicki Brown to the team. '
Brown initially served as Adminis-
trative Assistant until l999 when she be-
kins a substitute
teacher who lives in
Greenvile. She is asking
for donations and notes^
that the donations do not
have to be money only.
They can also consist of
food items and drinks.
For more information
on the celebration, contact
Thompkins at 850-948-2317
By Jacob Bembry .
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The Madison County
High School Cowboys
state football champi-
onship team will be hon-
ored at a cookout celebra-
tion on Saturday, April 19,
at 2 p.m. at the Haffye Hays
Park in Greenevile.
The event will be spon-
sored by Angie Thomp-
lo, the festival will high-
light Gospel and bluegrass
music this time around. It
is also expected~to exceed
initial expectations of the
size of the audience it will
"We thought it would
shoot a couple of hundred
thousand in the local ecom-
omy," Jack Carswell, one
of the foundation's found-
ing members, told the City
Council on April 1 as part
of his request for the clos-
ing of certain city streets
for the event. "We thought
the cultural event would
attract about 800. I'm will-
ing to bet the ranch on
'2,500 now and hope it's not
He said word of the
festival was being adver-
.tised in South Georgia and
across north and part of
As Carswrell described
the schedule, the festival
kicks off 6:30 p.m. Friday,
April 18, with a Gospel
concert in the Opera
House, featuring various
church choirs and the
North Florida Community
College community cho-
rus. Dr. Arnold Burkart, a
retired music professor,
BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL, Page 15A
Senior Staff Writer
Excitement is building
for the first Southern Mu-
sic Rising Festival, an
event that promises to
bring scores of musicians
and thousands of music
lovers into the City of
Monticello for the week-
end of April l8-19.
Sponsored by the
Foundation for the Preser-
vation of Historic Ameri-
can Music and billed as
the first of what is expect-
.ed to become an annual
economic development af-
fair to promote Monticel-
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Abundant sunshine. Highs in the
upper 70s and lows in the low 50s.
10 to 20 mph.
Hospital Lab License Suspended
Madison EOC Breaks Ground To Large Crowd Of Supporters
The Madi- AZ%~~~~~la
now official .
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right) Alfred :6'
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derson, Vic-~ a
ki Brown, 4'-
Sanders, lo ; I I~"~
ry and Pete
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Emergency Management Director Jim Stanley Receives Commendation From Governor Charlie Crist
MCHS Cowboys To Be Honored With Cookout
Cherry Lake Fire
And Re scue
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Cherry Lake Fire and Rescue will
host a fishing tournament on Saturday,
April l9, from 6 a.m. until l2 noon at the
Sims Boat Club at Old Wade Beach.
wil be $40 per
boat with two
fishermen or .
$20 per boat
with one fish-
tion for the
Big Fish pot is
$10 per boat, .
with 100 per- i IJ i,
cent payback. 1.
Re gistr a-
tion will start
at 5 a.m. on Saturday
Prize money swill be award to first
through fourth place if there are more
than 21 boats or first through third
place if there are less than 21 boats.
For more information, please call
(850) 929-2354. Please leave a message
Fri .. Sat
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THE LI QUO DE BAC LE
Mayr Ele Greene
II Memory Of
SInstead of writing a column this week, I thought I would run a story that I read,
not long ago. I think this little story says it all.;.....
Hearing that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, the Pharisees got together. One of
them, an expert in the law, tested him with this question: "Teacher, which is the great-
es~t commandment in the Law?" Jesus replied: "Love the Lord your God with all your
heart and with all your soul and with all your mind." This is the first and greatest
commandment. And the second is like it: "Love your neighbor as yourself. All the
Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments."
God's Love Returned
The man' slowly looked up. This was a
woman clearly accustomed to the finer
things of life. Her coat was new. She
looked like that she had never missed a
meal in her life. His first thought was, that
she wanted to make fun of him, like so
many others ha~d done before. .
"Leave me alone, he growled.
STo his amazement,.the woman contih-
ued standing. She was smiling her even
white teeth displayed in dazzling nows.
'A4re you hungry?" she asked .
."No," he aniswuered sarcastically. "'Tve
jut oefomC dining with the president.
The woman's smile? became even
Suddenly the man felt a genitle-hand
under his arm. "What are you doing,
lady?" the man -asked angrily.- "I said to
leave me alone. "
Just then a policeman came up.: "Is
there any problem, ma'am?" he asked.
"No problem here, officer the woman
answered. "I'm just trying to get this man
to his feet. Will you help me?"
The officer scratched his head. "That's
old Jack. He's been a fixture around here
for a couple of years. What do you- want
"See that cafeteria over there?" she
asked. "I'm going to get him something to
edt and get hrim out of the cold for awhile. "
"4re you crazy, lady?" the homeless
man resisted. "I don't want to go in there!"
Then he felt strong hands grab his other
.arm and lift him up.
"Let me go, officer I didn't do any-
"This is a good dteal for you, Jack, the
officer answered. "Don't blow it. "
Finally, and with some dryficulty, the
woman and the police officer got Jack into
the cafeteria and sat him at a table in a re-
mote corner It was the middle of the morn-
ing, so most of the breakfast crowd had al-
ready left dnd the lunch bunch had not yet
arrived. The manager strode across: the
cafeteria ~and stood by the table. "What's
going on here, officer?" he 'asked. "What is
all this. Is this man in trouble?"
"This lady brought this man in here to
be fed, the policeman answered!
."Not in here!" the manager replied an-
grily. ."Having a person likce that here is
bad for business. "
Old Ja~ck smiled a toothless grin. "See,
lady. I told you so. Now if you'll let me go.
I didn't want to come here in the first
The woman turned to the cafeteria
manager and smiled. "Sir are you famil-
iar with .Eddy and Associates, the bank-
ing firm down the street?"
"Of course I am, the manager an-
swered impatiently. "They hold their
weekly meetings in one of my banquet
'An2d do you make a good amount of
money providing food at these weekly
"What business is that of yours?"
"T, sil: am Penelope Eddy, president
and CEO of the company. "
The woman smiled again. 'I thought
that might make a dryference. "
She glanced at the cop who was busy
stifling a giggle. "Would you like to join us
in a cup of~ coffee and a meal, officer?"
"No thanks, ma'am, the officer
replied. "I'm on duty. "
Then, perhaps, a cup of: coffee to go?"
"Yes, ma'am. That would be very
The cafeteria manager turned on his
heel. "I'll get your coffee for you right
The officer watched him walk away.
"You certainly put him in his place, he
"That was not my intentt. Believe it or.
.not, I have a reason for all this. "
She sat down at the table across from
her amazed dinner guest. She stared at
"Jackc, do you remember me?"
Old Jack searched her face with his
old, rheumy eyes '7 think so -T` meate you
do look familiar"
"I'm a little older perhaps, she said.
'Maybe I've even filled out more than in
my younger days when you worked here,
and I came through that very doot cold
and a .'a? the. officer said question-
ingly. He couldn't believe that such a mag-
nWTfcently turrie out woman& could ever
have been hungry. "I was just out of col-
lege, the woman began. '7 hard come to
t'he city looking for a job, but I couldn't
find anythirig. Finally I was down to my
last few, cents and had been kicked out of
my apartment. I walked the streets for
days. It was February' and- I zoas cold and
nearly starving. I saiu this place and
walked in on the off chance that I could
get something to eat. "
Jack lit .up with -a smile. "Now, I re-
member he said. "I was behind the serv-
ing counter You came up and asked me if
y'ou could work for something to eat. I said
that it zo~as against company policy.
'I know, the woman continued.
"Then you made me the biggest roast beef
sandwich that I had ever seen, gave me a
cup of coffee, and told me to go over to a
corner table and enjoy it. I was afraid that
you would get into trouble. Then, when I
looked over I saw you put the price of my
food in the cash register: I knew then that
everything would be all right."
"So you started your owrn business?"
Old Jack said.
'I got a job that very afternoon. I
worked my way up. Eventually I started
my own busiliess that, with the help of
God, prospered." She opened her purse
and pulled out a business card. "WYhen
you are finished here, I want you to pay a
visit to a Mr Lyons. He's the personnel dEi-
rector of my company. I'll go talk to h'im
now and I'm certain he'll find something
for you to do around the office." She
smiled. 'I think he might- even find the
funds to give you a little advance so that
you can buy some clothes and get a place
to' live until you get on your feet A'nd if
you ever need anything, my door is always
.opened to you. "
There were tears in the old man's eyes.
"How can l ever thank you?" he said.
"Don't thank me, the woman an-
swered. "To ~God goes the glory. Thank Je-
sus. He led me to you. "
Outside the cafeteria, the officer and
the woman paused at the entrance before
going their separate ways. "Thank you for
all your help, officer she said.
"On the contrary, Ms. Eddy," he an-
swered. "Thank you. I saw a miracle to-
day, something that I will never forget.
And thank you for the coffee. "
If you have missed knowing me, you
have missed nothing. But, if you have
missed knowing my LORD and SAVIOR,
JESUS CHRIS'l you have missed every-
thing in the world.
Have a Wonde~rful Week and May God
Bless You Always!
Until then....see you around the town.
Th om asHar vey
SG 9 e e RF e
~Si~;hApr~il 16, 1893
.~6p~-Februaryl 18, 1979
rant, 1 country club, 1 lodge and 2 or 3
American Legion Posts that would quali-
fy assuming they wanted a license. Only
one of these would satisfy the quest to get
a restaurant (assuming the owners want
a license) that could serve wine with
their meal or an after dinner drink which
is what the proponents of this issue say
is their driving force.
Revenue to the county would be min-
imal from licenses. The county business
license is only $13 per year, restaurant li-
censes are based on seating and range
from $30 $82.509 for existing effective li-
censes, and all other license revenues go
to the state. There would be City licenses
if the business is located mna municipal-
ity; The county would receive 1 %/ % of
the sales tax generated as a result of the
sales. The l/2 % WOuld go to the new hos-
pital construction debt retirement fund
and the 1 % would go toward the EMS
and infrastructure debt retirement. One
percent of sales; tax in Madison County
currently produces $1, 069, 700.00 annual-
ly from all taxable sales. We have no way
of knowing what liquor sales would gen-
erate in addition to current revenues.
Based on experiences nationwide for
every $1 received in taxes from the sale of
alcohol the cost to society is $3 to $5. To
make it come even closer home, in a re-
cent year alcohol cost you (each taxpay-
er) $479, and that's if you didn't buy any
We are already financially strapped as a
county, state, and nation, so howl could we
afford this extral drain on our resources?
We can't afford alcohol because .of
the cost to busirness-$4 bilion in absen-
teeism and poor performance on the job.
We can't afford alcohol because of its
contribution to auto deaths-50 percent of
the fatal accidents are alcohol related.
We can't afford alcohol because of
what it does to our health-alcoholiant is
surpassed only by cancer and heart dis-
ease as a health problem.
We can't afford alcohol because alco-
hol is Anterica's number one drug prob- .
lem-it is used and abused more than aH
Other drugs combined.
We can't afford alcohol because of
what it does to our homes-in 90 percent of
cases in domestic courts one or .both
partners are guilty of using large quanti-
ties of alcohol. Think of the molested,
abused and neglected. children in these
We can't afford alcohol because of
what it does to the appearance of our
community-litter (bottles, cans, cartons)
on the streets and roads multiplies 3 to 5
times when alcoholic beverages are le-
We can't afford alcohol because of its
contribution to crime-up to 90 percent of
the inmates in prison are drunk or drink-
ing when committing the crime that sent
them to prison. Alcohol lowers resis-
tance and reduces the ability to make ra-
We can't afford alcohol because avail-
ability brings increased consumption-
that brings more of the problems men-
We can't afford alcohol because
drunkenness places one's soul in jeop-
ardy-1 Corinthians 6:10.
Letter to the editor by
Currently there are five "dry" coun-
ties in Florida. These counties include:
Madison, Lafayette, Suwannee, Liberty
and Washington. Sixty-two have decided
to be "wet ''
You have no doubt recently seen arti-
cles in the local newspaper regarding a
move to push for petitions requesting a
Local Option Election for the purpose of
legalizing liquor sales in Madison Coun-
ty For this to happen, 25% of the regis-
tered voters of- the county will need Ito
sign the petitions. ~Presently, that num-
ber would be around 2,800 verifiable sig-
Should the petitioners get the signa-
tures and deliver them to the County
Commission, the Commissioners must
then order an election. Two questions
would be on the ballot regarding legaliz-
ing liquor sales: first, shall the sale of in-
toxicating liquors, wine or beer be pro-
hibited or permitted?; and second, if
liquor sales are permitted, what method
of sale shall be used? There is wide dis-
cretion under the law as to the method of
sale, but my understanding of the intent
of the petitioners is for it to be as full
blown as the law allows. If so, this would
allow package stores, bars, lounges and
sales by the drink in a number of venues
if the measure is voted in.
Let's take a look at Florida Statute
561.20 which covers Beverage Laty Ad-
ministration. Liquor licenses are allo-
cated based on population to counties,
which have voted to become "wet" on a
ratio of one license per 7,500 people. This
would only give Madison County two li-
censes, but the statute further states that
all "wet" counties wil be permitted at
least three licenses.' These are referred
to as quota licenses,
To get one of these three licenses,
there wil be-a 45 day application period,
after which a lottery type drawing from
the applicant pool wil determine who
gets them. These will cost the regular li-
cense fee for the first year, plus the Hugh-
es Act Fee of $10,750. Normally these go
to the package stores, bars, and lounges.
Businesses which now have beer li-
censes will be allowed to upgrade their 11-
cense to beer and wine.
There are any number of scenarios
under which special licenses may be se-
cured for the sale and consumption of al-
coholic beverages on the premises: ho-
tels, motels or motor courts with at least '
80 guest rooms; condominiums with at
least 100 units, condominiums with at
least 50 units iri a county having home
rule; restaurants with at least 2500
square feet of~ service area and can serve
150 persons full course meals at one time;
caterers who generate 51% of revenue
from food and non-alcoholic beverages;
specialty centers with at least 50,000
square feet of leasable space and near a
navigable body of water; bowling estab-
lishments with at least 12 lanes; county
commissioners for county establish-
ments; special airport license; public fair
or exposition; civic center authority;
sports arena authority; performing arts
center; certain clubs, lodges, and frater-
nal or benevolent associations.
My point in listing all of these is to
show that in Madison County we have
very few establishments that qualify for
the licensure applicant pool. There
would be 0 hotels and motels, 1 restau-
-e --I n ,6 P
Emlerald Greene Kinsley.
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Fifth Graders At
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The fifth grade class at Lee Elementary is selling
raffle tickets to raise money for an educational trip
to Sea World. The cost of the tickets is $3 for one of
$5 for two tickets. The top prize is a handmade desk.
Second prize is a gun. Third prize is $100 worth of
For more information on the raffle, please call
The Town of Lee is starting on the Building
Blocks program. Looking for 50 children from the
Lee area. For more information, call Cheryl Archam-
bault at Lee Town Hall at (850) 971-5867. The summer
day camp, from June 9-August 15, will cost $50 per
That's all the news for this week! Have a great
week and a beautiful forever! May God bless each and
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\-1 Democrats in-
vented this su-
system to pre-
~P" sl~t."wisened party
~elders" are sup-
posed to be the
in a close nomination to pick the can-
didate most likely to win. As far as I
know, this nasty business has laid un-
der a rock untouched over the past 36
years ... until now. When you get
down to brass tacks, Democrats don't
trust their voters to pick the best can-
didate; instead, they need super-dele-
gates to make the final selection.
This business sounds Orwellian,
doesn't it? All delegates are. created
equal, but some delegates are ... more
equal than others, so we will eall them
super-delegates. They are so much
smarter than the average delegate se-
lected by voters.. Good grief !
I hate to tell you "I told you so" but
in the Republican Party, there ain't no
such animal as a super-delegate. All
delegates are created equal and they
are selected based on who won each
state's primary election. It's pretty
straight-forward. The only logical
conclusion you can draw is that Re-
publicaris trust their voters more
than Democrats do.
So, how is this mess gonna turn
out? My crystal ball is pretty mud-
dled, but I'll give it a shot. Obama is
out-pointing Clinton at this point, but
Hill and Bill won't go quietly. I think
that the Michigan and Florida dele-
gations will be seated at the conven-
tion, but the results of their caucus
will be very suspect. Michigan De-
mocrats will join Floridians in feel-
ing cheated. This super-delegate
business has me befuddled. As a
small-d democrat, I just can't get my
arms around the concept. There are
so many ways this can go (most of
them south) that I'd have to rate thiS
a toss-up ... or should I say, throw-
Democrats might get all of thiS
mess worked out over the summer
and there might be peace in the fam-
ily ... but don't count on it. I would
like to offer this suggestion to all
my Democrat friends: after the dust
settles on this fall's election, howev-
er it turns out, lose this business of
super-delegates.. It's undemocratic!
It's no secret
that this is an
tion year. It's
also no secret
cans are sup-
posed to get
stars are not
aligned for the
too many seats is
Danyelle Nikole Boatwright vs. Robert Shane Wil-
ford domestic injunction
Frances Ann Johnson vs. Robert Shane Wilford do-
Herman D. Melvin vs. J.J. Conway other civil
Shantae N. Graham and Department of Revenue vs.
Stadius L. Brown support
Selanea N. Williams and DOR vs. Jamie O. Hainpton
- other domestic
Elizabeth A. Baker and Department of Revenue vs.
Walter E. Barker III support
Arthur G. Smith vs. Keith Solomon mortgage fore-
Vicky Vickery vs. Kenneth Vickery dissolution of
ai Quankashaurrightessv John Henry Stephens .?do-
mestic injunction .
Green Tree Servicing vs. Bessie Brown other civil
Ivy Financial Corporation vs. Paulette Holmes-Wil-
son -mortgage foreclosure .
Arthur G. Smith vs. Clarence and Albert Ganzy -
off a poor 2006 election; long, unpopu-
lar war; economy sliding into the
tank; Bush has made a mess of things;
yada,, yada, yada.
So, there are many long faces in
.Republican-land. About the only
. thing that.seems to brighten the spir-
its of the GOP is the state of the na-
tional Democrat party. They just
might snatch defeat from the jaws of
First of all, there are two Democ-
rats vying for the top of the ticket and
they are in a nip and tuck battle. They
are getting a lot of press, and much of
it is negative. At this point, Senator
Clinton seems to be getting the worst
of it advantage Obama. It seems to
me that the difference is a combina-
tion of Clinton mistakes and the fact
that Obama is a very appealing candi-
Then you have Michigan and Flori-
da. When the two states (population
rank ten and four) decided to hold
their primaries before February's Su-
per Tuesday, Howard Dean and the De-
mocratic National Committee decided
to strip both states of all their repre-
sentation at the August convention in
Denver. How do you tell the millions
of registered Democrats in these two
important states that their vote does-
n't count? How can you do this to
Floridians after the 2000 election de-
bacle? I can see the storyline now:
Bush "stole" the 2000 election in Flori-
da, so it's the DNC's turn in 2008! I
don't think that's going to play in Tal-
lahassee or anywhere else for that
matt~er. At least, the Republican Na-
tional Committee, when faced with
the same dilemma, chose to disallow
only half of each state's delegates
rather than the whole enchilada.
As if two strikes weren't enough,
this super-delegate business has to be
strike three. Super-delegates are
unique to the Democrats. After
George McGovern "hijacked" the 1972
nomination and was subsequently de-
stroyed by Richard Nixon in the gen-
COunt The Votes
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On Saturday, April 5 Suwannee
County Sheriff's Deputy Brian
Barrs arrested Lashunda Andrea
Givens, 31, 260 Gillislee St. Madison.
Givens was charged with retail
According to the Suwanne
County Sheriff's Office, At approxi-
mately 4:45 p.m., Barrs was dis-
patched to Wal-mart in reference to
a shoplifter in custody. Upon arrival
he made contact with loss preven-
tion personnel who advised Givens
was observed putting merchandise
in her purse and exiting the store
without paying for it. Givens was
apprehended and returned to store,
The total merchandise value was
Givens was arrested and trans-
ported to the Suwannee County Jail
on the stated charges. Bond was set
at $250.00 and she posted the cash
bond and was released.
A man was arrested
foropos asin of marijua-
According to a Madi-
son County Sheriff's Of-
the F'ast Track at Base and
Duyn .oks arrived at
the store, the cashier in-
formed him that Harold
Sims had entered the store
and stolen a quart of beer.
Cooks made contact
with Sims at Sumatra Av-
Cooks noticed the
quart of beer on the back
floor of the car.
Sgt. Cooks also made
contact with the driver,
Michael Cooper and asked
Cooper for permission
to search his person and
COoper told Cooks that
he had some marijuana.
Cooper was arrested
adu ake it~o the Madison
A probable cause affi-
davit was done on Sims.
Broward County locations and have
seized videotapes, computer equip-
ment and other items, all of which
wil be examined to determine if ,
there are additional victims and/or
additional depictions of sexual acts.
Anyone who may have informa-
tion on these cases or who knows of
other victims and/or similar crimes
is asked to call Hallandale Beach Po-
lice Detective Rafael Matias at 954-
457-1432, the police department's
main information desk at 954-457-
1400 or FDLE Sp~ecial Agent Terry
Mullen at 954-958-5400. The investi-
gation is continuing.
A Broward County man has
been charged with an additional
count stemming from an ongoing
investigation involving pho-
tographs and the alleged videotap-
ing of juveniles involved in sexual
Matthew Kent Sheley, 36, of Hol-
1ywood, was charged Monday by
Florida Department of Law En-
forcement special agents and detec-
tives with the Hallandale Beach Po-
lice Department with one count of
sexual battery on a child less than
Sheley previously was charged
with 11 counts of sexual perfor-
mance by a child and remains at the
Broward County Jail.
Investigators said the additional
charge was filed on Sheley after
they were able to identify the female
juvenile victim from the videotape
that was found in Sheley's former
residence. Agents and police also
have identified a second juvenile fe-
male victim from photographs. The
victims were identified through in-
FDLE agents and Hallandale
Beach police have served several
search warrants at different
Phillips last October after
he traveled to meet who he
thought was a 14-year old
girl for sex. He; is the fir-s~t
individual prosecuted by
the CyberCrime Unit to be
sentenced under the Cy-
berCrimes Against Chil-
dren Act of 2007. His
prison sentence will be fol-
lowed by 15 years of sex
An undercover investi-
gator with the Cyber-
Crime Unit was ap-
proached in an internet
chatroom by Phillips, who
believed' he was talking to
a teenage girl. Over two
weeks of conversation,
Phillips, 47, sexually so-
licited the "girl" online
and sent multiple porno-
graphic images to the
told the "girl" he wanted to
meet her and take her to
liV6 With him..Phnlips was
take 11110 custOdy by law
enfOrcement officers with
the CyberCrime Unit, the
FlOrida D~epartment of
Law Enforcement and the
Seminole County Sheriffs
Office. He was the 50th ar-
rest made by McCollum's
CyberCrime Unit and the
first by the unit's Orlando
Office, which opened just
weeks before the arrest.
A copy of Phillips'
booking photograph is
available online at:
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toAs pht posf hiss pr sao
register as a sex offender
with the state.
Philips's actions were
charged under the Cyber-
Crimes Against Children
Act, which created a new
crime for traveling to meet
a child or someone be-
lieved to be a child for the
purpose of sexually as-
saulting that person. The
legislation was champi-
oned by Attorney General
McCollum during last
year's legislative session
and gives Florida some of
the strongest laws in the
nation against child
pornographers and inter-
net child predators.
Unit's mission is' to protect
children from computer-
facilitated sexual exploita-
tion. The unit does this by
working cooperatively on
a statewide basis with law
enforcement agencies and
prosecutors to provide re-
sources and expertise,
while preventing the
spread of these crimes
through education and
The unit is a member of
the Internet Crimes
Against Children Task
Force (ICAC) of North
Florida, as is the Florida
Department of Law En-
forcement and the Semi-
nole County Sheriffs Of-
Attorney General Bill
McCollum announced that
a Deltona man was sen-
tenced to 15 years in prison
after he pleaded guilty to
several criminal charges
including traveling to meet
a minor for unlawful sexu-
al act, soliciting a minor
via` computer, and trans-
mitting harmful material
to a minor. Authorities
with the Cyber Crime Unit
arrested Douglas R.
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Classical guitarist Ming-Jian Fang will perform a
r-ecital at Wardlaw-Smith-Goza Mansion on Wednesday,
April 16, at 7 p.m. Admission is free. For more informa-
tion, call (850) 973-1643 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lakisha Griffin will be giving a nutrition presenta-
tion at the Senior Citizens Center on Wednesday, April l6,
at 10 a.m. This presentation is for seniors 60 and older.
The Madison County Health Support Group will be
meeting at the Madison Public Library on Thursday
April 17, at 11:45 a.m. The topic for the meeting is "How
You Can Prevent Foodborne Illnesses." For more infor-
mation, call Bonnie Mathis at (850) 342-0170.
Ken Folsom will be at the Senior Citizens Center from
9 a.m. to 12 p.m. for hearing testing and hearing aid main-
tenance. No appointment necessary
There wil be a meeting at the Columbia County Sher-
iffs Office in Lake City on April 17 at 3 p.m. about De
apartment of Children and Families services in Circuit 3,
which includes Columbia, Dixie, Hamilton, Lafayette,
Madison, Suwannee and Taylor Counties. For details,
please call (352) 955-5115
Taylor Medical Center would like to invite you to
their ribbon cutting on April 18 from 11 a.m. 1 p.m. Tay-
lor Medical is located next to Andrew's Drugs on 1709 S.
Jefferson St. in Perry There will be a hotdog lunch, rib.
bon cutting, health screenings and door prizes. There will
be a free cholesterol screening for the first 100 attendees
and then $9.00 each after the first 100. For more informa-
tion call (850) 838-2030.Ari19
The Madison County Cowboy Championship Cook-
out wil be held Saturday April 19, at the Town of
Greenville Park at 2 p.m. Everyone is invited.
April 20 .
The Madison County Historical Society will have
their monthly meeting at Elmer's Genealogy at 2:30 p.m.,
Sunday, April 20. The guest speaker will be David Aber-
crombie, the Hospital Administrator. He wil talk on the
hospital--then, now and in the future. For more informa-
tion, please call 973-6295.
The Madison Soil and Water Conservation District
wil hold their monthly meeting on April 21 at 8:15 a.m. in
the USDA-NRCS Center at 1416 U.S. 90 East. General busi-
ness will be attended. The public is also invited.
Residents of Madison County are encouraged to do-
nate blood on Monday, April 21, 2008. The bloodmobile
will be at the Madison County Memorial Hospital from 10
a.m. 2 p.m. Please call Joy Reyes at (850) 973-2271 if you
desire to make an appointment time. Anyone who is
healthy, at least 17 years old, weighs 110 pounds, and has
picture ID can donate.
Damascus M.B. Church Annex wil he hosting an
HIV/AIDS presentation open to the entire public. This
presentation will be held April 22 starting at 6:30 p.m. Rev.
Holmes of Architilery5 Rev. David DeLaughter and Rev. L.
Tookes and Ms. Deneda Bellemy are the sponsors of this
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The Family of Mary Ann Rains, would like to thank
everyone for the food, flowers, phone calls, cards, and
visits during this time of our loss. They have meant so
much to us. You all are so special to us and we will al-
ways remember your love and support.
Chan Rains, Chase Norris, Deborah and
Rick Buie, Pat and Tempie Buie
Those who wish, may make a donation to:
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Ronald Ervin Payne,
Sr., age 67, died Wednes-
day,~ April 9, 2008, in Madi-
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Derrick and Nikki Rogers would like to announce
the birth of their daughter, Emma Grace Rogers.
Emma was born on February 1, 2008, at'12:38 p.m. at
Capital Regional Medical Center in Tallahassee, Flori-
da. S~he weighed 7 bs, 6 oz, and measured 19 inches long.
MWaternal grandparents are Jimmy and Debbie King
of Madison. Maternal great-grandparents are Clyde and
Minnie Mae King, and Bernice Bodens~tein and John Bo-
denstein, all of Madison.
Paternal grandparents are W~ayne Rogers of Madi-
son and Tommy and Nadine Brown of Jacksonvile. Pa-
ternal great-grandmother is Dorothy ~Rogers of Madi-
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Funeral Services was
held Sunday, April 13, 2008
at 2 p.m. at the Lee First
Bapts a lurch.eBu ia
Cemetery in Lee.
The family received
friends at Beggs Funeral
Home from 6-8 p.m., Satur-
day, April l2, 2008.
Mr. Payne was born in
Jacksonville on October
14,1940. He is the son of
the late John Thompson
Payne and Anna Mildred
Rowell Payne. He graduat-
edhoo linmJacalndonille an
moved to Madison in 1958.
He was a retired
farmer and a member of
the Lee First Baptist
ChH isnsL vived by the
mother of his five chil-
dren: Patricia Ann Welch;
two sons, Ronald E. Payne,
Jr.hof aOlk chobe mano
Lee; three daughters:
Deanna Payne of Lake
City; Ginger Payne of
West Palm Beach; and
Casandra Nipper of
Vanceburro, N.C.; one
brother, John Payne of
Alexandra, V.A.; three sis-
ters: Janice Payne of Tal-
lahassee; Jean Bembry of
Dowling Park; and Joann
Martin of Lake Seminole:
15 grandchildren; and two
dear friends, Bill and
ShirlycY ager; annumbwe
and many other friends
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Taylor & Lafayette Counties
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Women's Field Trial Club Holds A.K.C.
Licensed Field Trial In Madison Count
Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Michael Curlis, March 28, 2008
Judy Rasmuson and Ron Wallace, standing here with
"Fizz," hosted the Women's Field Trial Club event at their
Red Dog Ranch-
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rules. So you may ask yourself: "Who's looking out for- mel
Fortunately, you're not alone. In fact, a variety of govern'-
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you. Let's take a quick look at some of them:
SEC The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
was created in 1934, in the midst of the Great Depression,
to restore investor confidence in U.S. capital markets. The
laws that created the SEC were designed to ensure that
companies selling securities must tell the public the truth
about their businesses, the securities they sell and the risks
involved. The SEC may investigate a wide range of viola-
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trading and misrepresentation or omission of key informa-
tion about securities, To get a more detailed understanding
of what the SEC does, go to their web site at www~sec.gov.
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(FINRA) was created in July 2007 through the consolidia-
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(NASD) and the member regulation, enforcement and arbi-
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registers and educates financial services professionals,
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and educates individual investors. You can learn more
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These agencies, and others involved in the investment
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capital markets, as a whole, will always benefit when
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But despite the work of these agencies, you still need
to take steps to defend yourself against "unpleasant sur-
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fate of your investments, you may be taking on more risk
than you' should. On the other hand, however, you may
sometimes need to move outside your "comfort zone" tO
achieve your financial objectives. If, for example, you invest
too conservatively, your portfolio may not provide enough
growth potential to keep up inflation, which, over time, can
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An ethical, professional financial advisor someone who
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Call EmeraldlKinsley for appointment at
Triat held March 28-30.
Sponsored by the
Women's Field-Trial Club,
whose members represent
several of the most prolific
breeders and owners in the
game, the event featured
entrants from all over
North America, they too
consisting of the best in
the business. .
When asking how this
came to Madison County,
this reporter ~was sur-
prised and -impressed to
learn of the established
sites these players have
Florida and southern
served as guide and histo-
rian for the Friday after-
noon visit, introducing
and explaining the various
divisions, layouts and par-
ticipants involved, those
on both two legs and four
closely with Jackie
Mertens, who breeds and
raises Topbrass Retriev-
ers, which she founded in
Mertens, along with
Judy Rasmuson and Ron
Wallace, were hosts to
these local trials, each hav-
ing property near Cherry
Lake that's been .mani-
cured for these activities.
The' Topbrass Retriever
website is www~topbrass-
Prior to usage, these
venues are carefully de-
signed and painstakingly
set to ensure the highest
level of testing. The lay-
outs can be intense, so
much so that the trial suc-
cess rate for the more de-
.manding layouts will often
fall below fifty percent.
Without seeing an
event firsthand, one may
fall short of capturing the
breadth and depth of top
By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
and dog lovers alike would
have thought a little Diece
of paradise had come to
Madison County if they
had been in attendance for
the American Kennel Club
(A.K.C.) Licensed Field
Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Michael Curtis, March 28, 2008
Seen here with his Labrador "Danny," Strandberg
gave a great tour of the world of field trials.
the extra time and re-
sources to do so. At the
end of the day though, the
big business of field trials
is far overshadowed by the
down-to-earth closeness of
its players, not to mention
displays of the most im-
pressive animal perfor-
mance on the planet.
Like many of her col-r
leagues, Mertens splits
time between Madison
County and her northern
home. Residents, from
Ohio, Michigan and Con-
necticut are jliist~ a few.~
Since founding Topbrass
Retrievers in 1968,
Mertens has received acco-
lades in virtually every
category with both her
Labradors and Golden Re-
trievers. In 1985, she won
the prestigious National
Amateur Retriever Cham-
pionship. Ultimately, her
breeding and owner ac-
complishments have land-
ed her a place in the Re-
triever Hall of Fame.
Staff writer Michael
Curtis cant be reached at
field trials. If one is.im-
pressed by money for in-
stance, then being told that
the well-trained, finest of
the breed can fetch
$100,000 should be an at-
tention-grabber, or, if one
is a hunting enthusiast, es-
pecially one that uses dogs,
prepare for a spike of envy
that borders on sin.
Sportsmen, too, wil be im-
pressed, as they witness
dogs complete retrieving
tests requiring athleti- .
cism, intelligence anld sta-
As the name implies,
the dogs involved in the
trials are retrievers. The
majority is Labrador, typi-
cally black, although
blondes are also represent-
ed. Each is from the high-
est pedigree, where sires
and dames are universally
A.K.C. certified, as well as
field champions, many at a
national level. Perhaps -
more impressive than the
pedigree, however, is the
training commitment re-
quired to develop a field
year training cycles are
In the January 2008
edition of Retriever News,
a detailed account of the
2007 National Retrie~ver
Championship is ex-
plained and illustrated, de-
scribing the ten tests that
comprised the event. The
Madison event was struc-
tured similarly, providing'
dogs with complex chal-
lenmges that included both
1 t1uand and wa er layo ts.
Broken into amateur
and open classes, the local
trials accommodated hun-
dreds that participated.
Only fresh and live
game ducks are used in
competition. No expense is
Spared. In fact, although
the industry is open to
everyone, historically, the
trial business has been
limited to those possessing
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MONEY & FINANCE
Many Eligible Students Are Missing Out
Onr Financial Aid For College
With college tuition on the rise nationwide, families
should be more aggressive than ever before on making
sure they're not missing out on financial aid available to
"While many high school seniors are engrossed in
completing college applications, it's also important for
them and their parents to be thinking about paying for
school. Many will need multiple loans to cover the bur-
geoning costs of college," says Kevin Walker, co-founder
and CEO of SimpleTuition, Inc., a company that helps
students and parents make sense of education financ-
Indeed, average tuition and fees at four-year public
colleges rose 6.6 percent this year, again outstripping in-
creases in financial aid and pushing students into more
borrowing, according to the College Board.
Completion of the Free Application for Federal Stu-
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when preparing to pay for college. This application
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With the cost of college continuing to skyrocket,
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RELAY FOR LIFE
Relay For Li e Cele rates Survivors ip
Madison's local survivors wil
be running prior to the Relay.
It takes a strong spirit and
equally strong community to
wage war against this dreaded
disease and with a network like
that of Madison's community,
pride in fellow soldiers who
have already faced the enemy
runs strong. Show support by
Joining ACS and their Relay
For Life, starting Friday night,
May 2. A battle that starts with
one, may just become a victory
SStaff writer Tyrra B.
M~eserve can be reached at
tyrra @greenep publishing. com
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but he raised $27,000. The next
year, when he told his friends
he was planning to do it again,
they told him he was crazy."
"Tell you what, then," Klatt
was said to have responded
"I'll run, and you help me out
by running for me for an hour
or so. That way I won't have to
do it alone."
That is how the first Relay
For Life is said to have started
and since that first marathon,
Relay For Life has been raising
money for cancer~ research and
medicines with the help of in-
volved communities across the
US. Runners and walkers of
every size, shape and age are
invited to participate on Fri-
day, May 2 at 6 p.m. until Satur-
day, May 3, at the Madison
County High School Stadium,
honoring those who have faced
the battle with cancer. The
money raised by this year's Re-
lay in Madison will also stay
here in Madison for local re-
search and help in the fight .
against cancer. .
Survivors of the battle and
their loved ones were also hon-
ored by ACS with a special din-
ner on Thursday, April 10, at
Fellowship Baptist Church. In
addition, a spotlight on some of
the first Relay For Life was
In 1986, 19 teams took part .
in the relay, known then a~s the
City of Destiny Classic 24-H~our
Run Against Cancer, and to-
gether they raised $33,000 for
their united cause. Today's Re-
lay is going stronger than ever
and on May 2, 2008, Madison
County is invited to come down
and help support cancer re-
search by participating in the
23rd annual Relay For Life.
"Dr. Klatt ran the track by
himself that first night," Molly
Wahl, ACS Staff Partner in-
formed, "It almost killed him,
By Tyrra B Meserve
Greene Publishing, lInc.
Nearly 25 years ago, Dr.
Gordy Klatt, a colorectal sur-
geon in Tacoma, Washington,
began a marathon in the inter-
est of raising money for his lo-
cal American Cancer Society
office that would later become
known as the Relay For Life.
Circling the track of Baker Sta-
dium at the University of
Puget Sound, Klatt brought
forth a vision. Throughout the
night, as friends joined Klatt,
paying $25 to run or walk,
1$27,000 was raised to aide in
the fight against cancer and
Ioon~ nl trr e
By Tyrra B Meserve
Glreene Pubhlishing,o Inlc.
j "I have~l that nev4r say dite attiturde.1 nd hatl 's thle k~ind of
w lay you~l have4 to alppr-oalch it. )iul canr't lay~ down al nd take it,
Je/Trey\ Newb/laurr c JI
ToI man?; thle words, "Your haveL' cacerCt b'comeI al aulto-
matic death sen1ten1ce, t~4heattle eningI'I wi(th the4 pr1oclama-
j:tron~ before it has eveln begunr. Thle wrill tofi'ght whaI~t seem1 to
be inlsurmoulantable odds is nlot prersent. particularly~ when 4
some are~ plresnte~d wcith this revelaltionl in suchl a Llulnerable L
State. Yet. inl otIErs. it appeaCrs to be the oppoosite. Thle diag_-
nIosis b'ome1s thle tr'i~gge igniting9 a spiru of t suIchI force and
fortitudet it is as il` thle inldividuacl hans litera~lly~ loo-ked the dis-
ea Ise in, the er'e and~r stated. ..InI me. y~orriu~~ ha pckedc thle wr~onlg
body~i~ Thet cinem y beLoms not 3111 onlytE dr~ivet uISEdJf (.to conque
t he disease but l ~so 1I Ithe)ssel leavingll behind a hrero s sourl in
w lhart walcs to be the wakcre of` devnstatio n~. They~ not onlyl go onl,
11hile~ living with cancer~ caulses mnl(ny of thle same
"in everyone1~ that Exp')IEriece's the4 prog~osi's. only\ those who 1
Sh~ve beenr dliagnlosed writh cancer arnd undergpone its treat-
mn1rts can flly~ urnde~rstand thle impact that cancer has on
thle inlitial battle is donec. thle fulture o~ re-
mlainling disease frece is wlor~risom.
A lulch of anr indiv~iduarl's strength and l
e ndrranrce is lost after. treatment, med. j
Sication arnd surrgeryl nlirlan patintrls cal-
~;not over'lcome1 thle disease. It is this facIt
thal~t CauIses the surr~licor.s of` CanIcer to
re 'tach her'loic stlturert in thle, eyets of/ others,
.1as it is wlonde~red howe thley' mnlcaged. It
is in 11i thir fces thatI the4 anIswerC' is..
soulghlt. howl to surricej1, w~hat tools are ..
nee14ded~ and1C whaIt tr~icks. itf any~ canl be
alpplie~d to c~onlfu~se the beast. InI the lonug
Ssocie~t? e how to wlin thle battles that are
waged4C on1 thle indiv~/idual level1 againstI i
Jim Jenikins is one such indlividlual,
Swho has nlot only battled the dr~ead dis-
the support of those he considerss most dear. Refusing to let
the disease take himn. or take fr~om him the life he has lov-
inigl built. Jenkins emiploys the love of life. wcife,. self and
self-expr~essionl to reach the summit of anl uphill struggle. It
is to his wiife. Sloop.1: that he first uttered the words hang
on, and together they did. Now,. in r~emission fo~r a year and
a half. Jenkins looks back at the str~uggles the twlo have en-
k~ducled since that dla.: just before Christmnas. inl 2005.
Growing up in For't Myerils. it has been Jenikins' voice
that has set him apart. Wh~en trySing for3 his fir'St job as a Lra-
dio announcer.: Jenkins was told to "go home and read a dic-
:tionar\:" only to r'eturln to radio, landingr; his first tw~o sta-
tions of 50.000 wa~tts in Canada. Fr~om there he was off to
the Bahamnas, announcing fort ZNS Nassau. He went onl to
anlother station. WITOD. wvhere~ he not only worked w~ith and
introduced sulch greats inl the business as Larlry K~ing, but
he was himself initervie~wed by; King. mn an opportunity that
ar~ose after~ the station took a hurrlicanet hit. Jenkins then
becamtie the program d ire'~Ccto for. WINKi for fifteen years be-
Sforie retir-ing. W'hen Jenkins, and his wife. Rosal;n
S.Sloop". mnoved to Mladison, It was not long before Jenikins
wVaS back on the r~adio. this time voluntieering fori M~adison
Coulnt\'s ow~n WMAF.
Jenkins had been announcing from his home set up for
H31AIF wheni he received the news flrom his doctor on a rou--
tine check up. Both Jenikins and his wife hadl embraced the
idea of faithfully; per~fo~rmed colonoscopies done every
three y;ear~s. The last one had been per~formn~ed and depgar-
ture' had been granted with the good will words of "see y~ou
in three yearss" wvhen Jenkins left feeling fine. It w~as only
two !ears5 later~ that a pain in his stomach caused some con-
cer~n and Jenikins decided to have somet blood tests drawn
by; his local MI.D.
Jenkins was then inifor~med that he had colon cancer.
"I wasn't ailarmed. it didn't strike me like Oh! The Big
C! I guess I just kind of accepted it."
Fr-oml there the battle r~aged. both Jenkins anld his wife.
unnaccepting of defeat. learned and did all they; could to give
the disease a ru~n fo~r its mnoney.
--The sa7ddest timie." Rosalyn stated. looking back "waRs
right around Easter. Jimi had developed blood clots; he w~as
shaking, r'unning a fever of 103. We~ werie having trouble
br~inginig his fever back down. I was throwing blankets into
the clothes dlryer to war~m them up. he was so cold and
shaking. He looked at mne and said. "I'mI so sick." Then he
asked me "Am I going to die?" and all I could say is "Not if
I have anything to do about it."
When Jenkins started to feel better:
he r'etur~ned to broadcasting for
W'MAF. Thr~illed to be back doing
~'~"~~BBB~~~B~what he was so good at. Jenkins
dsaelear~ned his first lesson in fighting his
"It gave him something to be inter-
ested in, something that took his
mind off of it Rosalyn~ said.
While the fight continued. WMA~F
decided to let Jenkins go. His weekly;
"Oldies" show that air~ed onl M~ondays
fr~om I until 3 fell silent and th~e voice
of Jenkins became sorely missed by
.his collection of listeners. The equip-
mnent that fills the back bedroom of the
-. : Jenkins house now lights only' to nos-
talgically listen to taped pr~omos and
r-ecorded inlterviews. Inl the lonig hau~l,
it mlay be that onily Jenikins' beloved
NKINS DX. or' long distance radio listeners for
novices. that will remain after all else has been sold.
..We we~nt through living hell," Jenkinis shar~ed. "That i's
one of the only sidle effects from the whole ordeall" said
Jenkins "The neuropathy in miy hands and feet. That and it
changed my' v.oice."
Every'! six months now. Jenikins returns for a? PET scan
andi check up. In r~emission for over a year, the tests are
looking goodl and Je~nkins is looking even better.
--Suppor't is so important. Having a positive mind and
not letting yourself become depressed. Above all, I could
not have made it if not fori my' nur~se. my wife."
As it is for' so mian.\: the battle against cancel: mas-
querjlading in so many' forms. has been a long and arduous
one. For each in which the disease takes hold. the battle be-
comnes that of life or' death, winner takes all. Even more
commiendable, ar'e those that faced the disease and found
the p~ower to tell it to move on.
"I ami a member of the Sons of Conlfederate Veterans. I
juist attended my' first meeting since receiving chemother~a-
py." said Jenkins.
Everyonie has something to live for.
Sltaf w~r-iter- Ty~rr~a B Mleservel can be reacched at
ty~r~raql Igre~ne~pulihl sh ing.coml.
L ki A Th F of s i l
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HEALTH & NUTRITION
three state legislators
with a personal plea as
soon as possible:
Rep. Wil Kendrick
House District 10
223 The Capitol
402 South Monroe Street
Tallahassee, Fl 32399-1300
Phone (850) 488-7870
E-mail link to him at
Florida House of Repre-
sentative site at
Sen. Charles. "Charlie"
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Big Band Hospice Fedicates
tHospice Room At
Madison County Memtorial Hospital
Big Bend Hospice and the Big Bend Hospice Madi-
son Advisory Council invite the community to join them
as they dedicate a Hospice Room at Madison County.
Memorial Hospital on Thursday, April 17, 2008 at 5:15
PM. The room wil be dedicated in honor of W. Johnson
Bibb, MD by Big Bend Hospice Board Membe'r Tim
Sanders who has spearheaded this project. Dr Bibb is
being honored for his many years of service to the peo-
ple of Madison County.
The Hospice Room will be available for Big Bend
Hospice patients who need a higher level of medical
care than can be provided in their own homes. While
they are in the hospital they can stay this special room
with a home like environment, beautiful pastel walls,
window treatments and other unique features. "This re-
ally will meet a need in Madison County" said Carol
Katz, RN, Big Bend Hospice Team Manager for Madison,
Jefferson and Taylor Counties. "It allows local families
to stay close to home while we bring pain and symptoms
under control...we really appreciate the efforts of Tim
and Mary Ann Sanders, the administration and staff of
Madison County Hospital and the members of the Advi-
sory Council in making this a reality"
The Dedication wil be' held at the front entrance to
the Hospital. There wil be a reception immediately fol-
lowing the Dedication. For more information, please
call Michele Brantley at (850) 566-7491.
others mailing legisla-
tors before the day closed,
Even a lone smoker in
the group stated she
would gladly pay more for
cigarettes rather than
lose vital programs. The
reason cigarettes came
center stage is the fact
that Florida only taxes
packs at $0.34 versus an
average of $1.11 nation-
Shared Services vol-
unteers graciously re-
quest all voters please
contact the following
Senate District 3
Senate Office Building
404 S. Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL; 32399-1100
Sen. A1 Lawson
Senate District 6
Senate Office Building
404 South Monroe Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-
the need for everyone in
the room, (everyone in the
county for that matter), to
get active with his or her
state legislators to ensure
that vital children and se-
nior programs would not
become the victims of
huge proposed budget
Comparing and con-
trasting current spending
and taxation practices,
those involving cigarettes
for example, Hinchliffe
posed a poignant picture
that had this reporter and
and promote services.
However, when the mi-
crophone got to George
Hinchliffe, Executive Di-
rector of the Healthy Start
Coalition that includes
Madison County, the topic
shifted to state politics
and the sense of urgency
went into high gear.
Hinchliffe had the
group scurrying for pen
and paper as he detailed
Matthew J. Allen is a
native of Ocala, where he
was raised and attended
high school. Upon comple-
tion of high school, Allen
Cralm Flnr da
College and I ~
earned an As- *1
sociate of Arts
degree in Biol-
ogy. He then
earned a Bach-
elor of Science degree in
Microbiology and Cell sci-
ence. In 2003, Dr. Allen was
accepted into the dental
program at the University
of Florida College of Den-
tistry. A graduate in May
2007, Allen now resides in
Madison and welcomes the
new experiences and chal-
leniges small town lifi~ has?
The Madison Dental
Associates Hygiene Team
welcomes two new mem-
bers. Becky Driggers
R.D.H. and Melissa
Gamalero R.D.H. recently
joined the excellent hy-
giene staff consisting of
Sheri Littleton R.D.H., and
r: ~~3~::To wnsend
I"'P~z ~ Driggersmae .ist
gers and both
are natives of
\ 'They have
ages two and
Gamalero is married to
Wily Gamalero. Melissa is
also a native Madisoilian.
They have two chil-
dren ages three and eight
Now with their new lo-
~cation and additional staff
they will be able to better
Madison Dental Asso-
ciates accepts most insur-
ances and welcomes new
Pictured above: The
Dental hygienists at Madi-
son Dental Associates are
pictured, left to right: Traci
Laidlaw, Melissa Gamalero,
Becky Driggers and Sheri
right, is a new den-
tist at Madison
Joins Healthy Start In Appeal To Legisltr
By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
During the Shared
Services meeting of
March 26, numerous up-
dates and several hand-
outs were provided as Di-
rector Donna Hagan con-
ducted a roundtable style
meeting giving dozens of
health and social support
organizations an opportu-
nity to discuss concerns
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HEALTH & NUTRITION
Shands At UF Opens Northeast Florida's I~r~~l
First Dedicated Neuro Intensive Care Unit
Are You ln Need Of
,;it)r. Michael A. Miller
180 S. Cherry St., Suite D 3116 CapitalCircle NE, Ste.2
Moniticello, FL 32344 'Tallahlassee, FL 32308
850-997-1400 M MW'E~ 850-668-4200
Now excepting Blue Cross Blue Shield and most other insurances
Doown Home Medical
256 SW Wahington Ave.
Mlichael Stick, MD
Tammy Williams, NP-C
"Professrional Heaalthcare At Home"
Dr Mchal Sick HEALTH PLAN SOUTHEAST Provider TamWas
SSklefding 000ing CS?? 80 habitio 8000i~i
2f 59 SW Captain BrowPn Rd.* M adison, FL
cal care," said Shands HealthCare
CEO Tim Goldfarb. "Bringing these
serves together on one floor adds to
the outstanding patient care here at
Shands at UE."
The hospital will install a dedi-
cated CT scanner immediately adja-
cent to the Neuro ICU. The imaging
equipment will provide the medical
team with fast, convenient access to
information about blood vessels in
the brain and neck and show areas
affected by partial or complete
blockages. It wil also provide real-
time data about patients' brain
blood flow and volume. Additional-
ly, the hospital plans to install elec-
tronic systems for records, ordering,
remote monitoring and radiology
and lab-result access to eliminate
paper records and make the Neuro
ICU the first entirely electronic in-
tensive-care program at Shands at
The UF College of Medicine has
one of the nation's largest academic
neurosurgery departments. This
year the UF and Shands medical
teams at Shands at UF wil provide
neurosurgical care to more than
5,000 patients from all over the
Other dedicated Neuro ICUs in'
Florida are located in Orlando, Tal-
lahassee, Miami, St. Petersburg and
University of Florida and
Shands HealthCare leaders today
opened a new, 30-bed Shands at UF
Neuro Intensive Care Unit for criti-
cally ill patients with brain disease
The unit, a $9.6-milion project,
provides neurosurgery and neurolo-
gy patients access to UF medical ex-
perts and the latest technological re-
sources consolidated at Shands at
UE Each private room includes
monitoring equipment .for round-
the-clock assessment of each pa-
tient's brain electrical activity as
well as vital signs. Electroen-
cephalogram, or EEG, equipment
can detect subtle or non-apparent
seizure activity, and ~brain-pressure
monitoring also is available.
Dr. William Friedman, UF Col-
lege -of Medicine chairman of neu-
rosurgery, said these technologies
allow the healthcare team to re-
spond immediately to the slightest
changes in patients' conditions and
quickly identify the most appropri-
ate treatment plans.
"The new Neuro Intensive Care
Unit is a spectacular advance for
neurosurgery and neurology pa-
tients at Shands at UF," Friedman
said. "The UP department of neuro-
surgery has a national reputation
for medical expertise in brain tu-
mor, skt111 base, endovascular,
epilepsy, and cerebrovascular surg-
eries, as well. as radiosurgery: When
patients are hospitalized in this ded-
icated ICU, they will benefit from re-
ceiving care from the neurosurgery,
neurology and critical care medical
teams. This collaboration wi~ill facil-
itate the delivery of the highest
quality, evidence-based care."
Medical literature shows that
creating such discipline-focused pa-
tient units that aggregate resources
and expertise results in improved
patient outcomes and fewer deaths
and medical complications. The
Leapfrog Group, a nationwide con-
sortium of more than 130 private
and public entities that buy health
benefits on behalf of enrollees, esti-
mates that using this approach to
treat critically ill patients reduces
patient mortality by 30 percent.
"The Neuro ICU complements
the already' outstanding services
provided by the UF departments of
neurosurgery, neurology and criti-
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RD. (CR360) MADISON FL
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Lawn Mower Repair
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2089 NE State Road 6
Madison, FL 32340
2003 KIA SORENTO
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70,500 mlee ; V35 Lter;
Automatic Transmission; 2WD
PwrSteering Roof Rack
eweor Lks/keyless entry
Front Side Air Bags
DulFront Air Bags
TitWheel Cruise Control
BS(4-Wheell) Leather Seats
6Disk, in-dash CD Changer
W d Grna n i/aather Steering
4Wheel Traction Lock
(for rain or snow)
201 oyota Yaris;
black; tinted windows; AC; Auto;
4Dr; Am/FM/CD; 40,000 miles
Long Hair & Short Hair,
Variety of colors
Free to good home
Wiewashed computer ds$0
Metal & Ratan Bakers Rack $0
Bed Frame Queen to King $10
Wooden Wine Rack$5
4 Drawe meaw i cbna 0
8-971-5671 4/16, 4/18
House, 3BIR 1 1/2 Bath'
Central Air, Laundry room,
Large Rooms $600.
2/BIR 1 Bath M/H
Section 8 is accepted
Lee, FL 504- 73-4606
Office Space for Rent
$475. + tax. Utilities included
HWY 90 frontage 15x17 plus
common area. Call Lucas
2BR Mobile Home
185 NE Gibson Trlr Park Way
1,2 & 3 BR HC & non-HC acces-
sile apts. Rental assistance maybe
aailable. HUD vouchers accpe.
711. 192 NW Greenville Pointe
Trail, Greenville, FL 32331. Eul
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Rental assistance may be available.
HDvouchers accepted. 1, 2, & 3
BR HC & non-HC accessible apts.
711.315 SW Lawson Circle, Madi-
soFL 32340. Equal H-ousing O-
2 BEDROOM 2 BATH HOME
IN QUIET COUNTRY
SETTING. $475.00 PLUS
With your land
Factory Direct Prices
Prest gM HomeM Cter
Lake City Flonida
Reue Itoa $4,00.
Joan Radford with
Marie Lee Realty.
with state highway frontage
23 acres, Corner lots.
Fronts both Harvey Greene
Dr. and Highway 53 South,
Natural gas line'
accs to ct rumil is,
fire hydrant, and service from
two pov er companies.
Property has easy access to
I-10, via SR 53 & SR 14.
Will build to suit tenant
Call Tommy Greene
2 Acres in Pinetta area.
Secluded on small lake.
Partially wooded $19,900
FOR SALE BY OWNER
5 ares LeRNort of Hw 16,
restrictions, $39,995. $5,000
4.7 acres Lee, county graded
road, $39,995, restrictions,
$5,000 down, $325/mo.
Ma ison,eNotoh osf Hwy 6, Cac-
Larger tracts available
Call Chip Beggs
With as little as
Prestige Home Center
Lake City, Florida
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LEAVE NAME, TELEPHONE
NUMBER AND INFORMATION
ABOUT THE MILL.
3 BR/2 BA Doublewide
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PLOYER AND A DRUG FREE
ALL, APPLICATIONS MUST BE
FOSUBMIN EDDTDOM BY
Friday, April 25, 2008
Madison County Board of
Attn : Sherilyn Pickles
Courthouse Annex, Room 219
112 East Pinckney Street
Madis O, Floid 32341
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Applicant must be self-
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and computer skills (e~g.
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Wednesday, April 16, 2008 www.greenepublishing .com Madison. County Carrier 15A
hospital sometimes sends blood tests to be checked by
LabCorp, a private company.
The license revocation did not affect any of the oth-
el' Services that the hospital provides, such as radiology.
Stevens said that blood test results. are not needed to
diagnose a patient or to transfer a patient to another fa-
Some' people have questioned whether ACHA should
have shut the hospital down because they are not li-
CenSed to do lab wbirk. Stevens said that' ACHA cannot
cl0se a hospital for that reason.
Janet Crain, frOU1 the ACHA lab division, said that
the hospital will have to fulfill the requirements for
FlOrida licensure as found in FS 483.2.
FernandO Senra, spokesman for ACHA, said that the
hospital has sent in a shell of an. application, wvhich'is
"Once completed Senra said, "we wil go out and
COnduct a survey of the facility. If they pass, our agency
wil have 60 days to approve or deny the application."
Senra said that ACHA would have no reason to~ close
the hospital due to the lab license being suspended.
"They are two separate licenses, the hospital and the
lab," Senra said.
The explanation given by ACHA does not sit well~
With SOme lOcal citizens, including Dyana Martini, who
Say that, the hospital was notified that the lab license
would be pulled.
Martill Said in a email sent to Florida Gov Charlie
CriSt and to the press: "Under 42 CFR ss.485.627 (the
COde of Federal regulations): 'Condition of participa-
tiOn: Organizational structure, the Goverjning body'or
reSponsible individual. The CriticaL Access Hospital
(CAH) has a governing body or an~ individual that as-
sumes full legal responsibility for determining, imple-
menting and monitoring policies governing the C~AH's
tOtal Olperation and for ensuring that those policies are
administered so as, to provide quality health care in a
MADISON E0C cont from pagelA
pares and implements a statewide Comprehensive
Emergency Management Plan, and routinely conducts
eXtensive exercises to test state and county emergency
response capabilities. Bureau Chief David Halstead
heads the Response section of the Division and runs the
State Emergency Operations Center (EOC).
SHalstead was the keynote speaker at the ground-
breaking, where he briefly described the history and sig-
nificance of the new EOC, beginning with recognizing
Stanley. Halstead presented Stanley a framed letter:
from Governor Charlie Crist for Stanley's role in niak-"
ing the day a reality; The letter states:
"Congratulations to you, your staff, and all of the
people of Madison County on the groundbreaking of
your new Emergency Oper~ations Center. Partnerships
to build facilities such as these with the state, which
serve to enhance our ability to serve the people of Flori-
da, are critical to save lives and to protect the economic
viability of our state following a disaster. The activities
of emergency management professionals like you are
vital to ensure thie safety of all Floridians when disas-'
ters impact our great state, Your service of over 17 years
to Madison County as the~ Emergency Management Di-
rector is a testament to your dedication as a great public
Representatives from the Governor's Office, U.S.
Senator 'Bill Nelson, U.S. Represehntative Ander Cren-
shaw and State 'Repr~esentativre Will Kendrick's offices
echoed.the Governor's sentiments along with all in at-
tendance. Even Stanley's wife Sandra received a hearty
helping of much deserved prais~e for the sacrifices her~
famiily has given in support of her husband.
The EOC facility is' projected to come in at approxi-
matelyr$900,000 whenicomplete. BilRutherford of CRA
is the architect anid John Stewart of Peter Brown wil be
managing the construction project.
As he closed, Stanley looked over the crowd several
'times, making sure to thank everyone responsible for
the achievement, apologizing to any he may have'
missed, always reflective of the thoroughness and
thoughtfulness ~that have given Emergency Manage-
ment, he and Brown their stellar reputations.
Staff writer Michael Curtis cant be reached at
michael @greenepublish-ing. com.
will lvC the occasion and talk about the history and de- .
velopment of Gospel music between performances. Con-
cert admission is $7 for adults and $1~ for children. Hot
dogs, refreshments and possibly other foods wil be
aVailable in the bottom floor of the Opera House during
q>111 eXcited," Carswell said of the lineup.
On Saturday, April l9, the festivities start 11 a.m. and
continue until 6 p.m., with a planned 30 bands perform-
ing bluegrass music simultaneously at one of six venues
around the downtown area. These venues include the
Opera House patio, complete with a beer and wine gar-
den; Jackie Andris' antique shop off Mulberry Street;
the Wirick-Simpson historic' house on North Jefferson
.Street; and a mobile stage that will be set up on Dog-
wood, one of the streets to be closed. A $5 all-day pass
getS, ticket buyers into all six venues.
FOOd vendors. also wil be part of the activities, as
'wvl a dozen or so designated hosts who will be available
'thrOlighout the day to provide visitors with information
abotit the festival, the town, local history and other
points of interest. The festival's promoters have even es
tablished g headquarters and a first-aid station to deal
with~ unexpected occurrences.
The festivities. conclude with a bluegrass 'concert
starting at 7 p.mh. in the Opera House. Florida Scrub, ~the
opening act, will warm up the audience for the main at-
tractiOTI, the nationally acclaimed Blue Highway, a blue-
grass group that has recorded eight albums. Following
the performance, musicians will hold a jam session in
the first floor of the Opera House. Tickets for the
/ 'Vening concert are $15, with some 200 of the 350 or so
aVailable tickets already sold by last week.
Organized late last year, the nonprofit foundation
RimS t0 preserve and promote the appreciation and per-
fOrmance off historical American music. Ultimately, the
group 81ViSiOIIS having a permanent building here
where musical performances can be staged and memo-
rabilia and other artifacts of Southern history and her-
itage can be displayed, serving to make Monticello a des-
IN THE SUPO RISOTR COURT OF LONDES COUNTY
Hali Anna Lazzarotto, minor child
CIVEL ACTION FILE NO:
PETITION TO CHANGE NAME OF MINOR CHILD
P. I ntionr;r. Je nnife r Sunda Walker-LazzarottO, Hiles this Petition to Change Name and
ihows~ to the Court the following:
i.Pii,"nr .1 Jen fer Sunda Walke~r-Lazzuotto, w~hon in u sid nt of Vhlosa in s
2. Hallic i nna Lazzarotto, a minor child whose date othbirth is August 5, 2004, is also
resident of~ Lowndes County, Georgia and resides here with petitioner.
3. Penuine-r ii th. mother of said child.
'cu~io~n r dalrsi to change the name of said child from Hallie Anna Lazzarotto to
.. Ih he usan (or tu= nane chnge in a olowos: Petitioner desires that the child have a
b. T he nat u rl parents of said child are petitioner and Joseph John Lazzarotto, whose
addreis ii unknowrn. His last known residence was Madison County, Florida. Said fa-
thir may br icru~d by publication in that county and state.
**ll HE RE FO~RE. petitioner prays for the following:
ale That thr child's father, Joseph John Lazzarotto, be served by publication with no-
tiic ofl thii proceeding;
Sbs I has the namr of Hallie Anna Lazzarotto be changed to Hallie Anna James;
Iw Folr iuch cllner and further relief as the court deems necessary and proper,
Thick 3dus ofT April, 2008.
"oser nlrlil Sorne Kanras, Pc'
Le t\ hNDE S(`COUN TY
Pmonall! appeared before the undersigned officer Jennifer Sunda Walker-Lazzarot-
to hn utate on oath that the facts stated in the above Petition to Change Name are true
Sworn, in and ubscribed
befo~ri me third Mlh day
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IN AND FOR MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA
PanifWELLS FARGO BANK, NA,
CASE NO.: 40-2008-CA-120
MICHAEL R HRUMPHREY A/KIA MICHAEL
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: MICHAEL R. HUMPHREY A/K/A MICHAEL ROY HUMPHREY II
LAST KNOW SDDED WNSRET
MADISON, FL 323403126
CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND
AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE NOT
KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY
CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
OR OTHER CLAIMANTS
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
YOU ARE NiOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following prop-
erty in MADISON County, Florida:
LOT NO. TWENTY-SEVEN (27), LAKESIDE TERRACE, AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE "L", OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF MADISON COUNTY,
has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defens-
es within 30 days after the first publication, if any, on Florida Default Law Group, P.L.,
Plaintiffs attorney, whose address is 9119 Corporate Lake Drive, Suite 300, Tampa,
Florida 33634, and file the original with this Court either before service on Plaintiffs
attorney or immediately thereafter; otheiwuise a default will be entered against you for
the relief demanded in the Complaint or petition.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court on this 9 day of April, 2008.
Clerk of the Court
By: Ramona Dickinson
As Deputy Clerk
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NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN That Pursuant to a WRIT OF EXECUTION issued in
Ihe county Cour or oranges ounty ,Flo~rRia, on the 16thl dayof February, 2,0 n tthe
vs. LERVESCA ANNETTE WILLIAMS-ROBERSON, Defendant, being Case No.
`3CO-07-7890 in said Court.
I, Peter C. Bucher, as Sheriff of Madison County, Florida, have levied upon all the
right, title and interest of the Defendant, LERVESCA ANNETTE WILLIAMS.
ROBERSON, in and to the following described property lying and situated in Madison
County, Florida, to wit:
The undivided 1/2 interest of the judgment debtor, LERVESCA AN.
NETTE WELLIAMS-ROBERSON, a/k/a LERVESCA WILLIAMS, in
the following described property: Lot No. 4 of Southwood Subdivision,
Uni Oe, mnorsudivso 1yngi the West Half of the Northwest
QUnk Oe, afSanior 26bTovishipy n Noih, Range 9 East, Madison Coun-
Parcel Identification Number: 26-1N-09-483 7-0SW-004
Property located at VACAJRT SE BYRD AVE.
and on the 14th day of May, 2008 at the West Front Door of the Madison County Cour.
house, 125 S.W. Range Ave., in the City of Madison, Florida at the hour of 11:00 A.M.,
or as soon thereafter as possible, I will offer for sale all of the said defendant's,
LERVESCA ANNETTE WELLIAMS-ROBERSON, right, title, and interest in afore.
aid property at public outcry and will sell the same, subject to all taxes, prior liens, en-
cumbrances and judgments, if any, to the highest and best bidder or bidders for CASH.
The proceeds to be applied as far as may be to the payment of costs and the satisfac-
lion of the above described execution. In accordance with the Americans With Disabil-
Ities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact the Clerk of Court, telephone (850) 973-1500, no later
than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding.
reter c. Bucher, as Sheriff
Of Madison County, Florida
4-09-08. 4-16-08, 4-23-08, 4-30-08
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Wednesday, April 16, 2008
16A Madison County Carrier
Whoever said the best is yet to come wasn't kidding. Located in beautiful Tallahassee, Westcott Lakes at
South'Wood is a revolutionary new community for adults 62 and older that defies all the stereotypes
about retiring. Sponsored by Florida State University, our members will pursue their passions and enjoy
personal growth, fitness and lifelong learning.
Please join Billy &~ Barbara Beggs and John &j Bunny Maukltsbvy
and find out w~hy Westcott Lakes may be the perfect community for you.
Four Freedoms Retreat and Conference Center
199 NE Range St. (side entrance on Sumpter St.)
Thursday, April 24, 2008
5:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m.
Hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be served at reception.
Seating is limited, so kindly R.S.V.P. by Aprdl 18 to Renee Prasek at
1-86;6-510-1515 (toll-free) or email email@example.com.
A Life Fulfilling Community"
Sponsored by Florida State University
Westcott Lakes is Comintg to Tallahassee.
_But First W;e're Comintg to You!