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Page 11A

Man Arrested

For Home

By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
A man was arrested Thursday, May
29, for a home invasion robbery, which
took place in the City of Madison earli-
er in the week.
According to a Madison Police De-
partment report,
the victim of the
crime told Sgt.
Chris Cooks that
three black males
forced their way
into his home and
robbed him. He
identified one of
the three suspects
pas Jesse Ramon
Jackson,- 20, of
Jesse Ramon Madison.
Jackson w After being
picked up, Jackson reportedly told offi-
cers that he had been at home all
evening with his girlfriend. Other peo-
ple who were interviewed told police
that Jackson had been out that evening.
The conflicting accounts led to
Jackson's arrest on charges of robbery
and aggravatedassault
Jackson wasbooked into the Madi-
son County Jail.
If anyone has any information on
who the other suspects are, please call
the Madison Police Department at (850)

Casey Arnold

Films college

Gameday Intro

With Big And Rich
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
ESPN's College Gameday fans will
see a fresh young face on the intro to
the show. Casey Arnold, of Madison,
will be featured as
a college student at
a Big and Rich, con-
cert while they are
singing the show's
theme song, "Com-
ing to Your City"
An agent she had
spoken with previ-
ously contacted
Casey, a student at

Arnold South Florida. The
agent told her that
ESPN was looking for college students
to be extras in the clip, so she agreed. In
the video, she wears USF's green and
gold colors.
"It's going to be awesome," she said,
then added, "but I'm not going to be
able to see the finished product until it
Although she says country music is
not her cup of tea, she did admit that
Big and Rich were very nice, as were all
the crewmembers.
Casey said that she doesn't have
any aspirations to go into show busi-
ness; instead, one day she would like to,
be a college professor. She is currently
enrolled as a double major in Religious
Studies and Philosophy
Show business, she said, is just for
fun right now.
Casey graduated from Madison
County High School in May 2007 and
she received her A.A. degree from
North Florida Community College in
the summer of 2007.
Please see ARNOLD, Page 4A

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FCAT Retakes

Scheduled ForJune 16-18

By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Generally speaking, all students who
are pursuing a standard .Florida high
school diploma must pass the SSS Read-
ing and Mathematics portions of the
Grade 10 FCAT as one of the require-
ments for graduation. These retakes are
currently scheduled for June 16 -18. For
more information please call Becky Sell-
ers at 973-5061 (MCHS) or Shirley Joseph
at 973-5022 (District office).
Students eligible to participate in
this test administration:

1. Students expected to graduate in
May/June 2009 who has not yet passed
both parts of the FCAT required for
graduation with a standard diploma.
2. Adult high school students who

have not yet passed both parts of the
FCAT required for graduation with a
standard diploma (Adult high school stu-
dents in an "adult high school credit pro-
gram," as defined in Section 1004.02(4),
ES., which leads to a'standard high
school diploma, must meet the same re-
quirements as other high school stu-
3. Certificate of Completion students,
including students who complete the
minimum number of credits and the dis-
trict-specified courses but who are un-
able to satisfy the other requirements for
Please see FCAT, Page 4A

SBOCC Agenda Includes

Several Savings Directives

By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
During the regular session of the
Board of County Commissioners of
Madison County,, board members gave
the go-ahead for CRA Architects to re-
place the roof on the Courthouse that
has kept the County Clerk scrambling for
buckets on more than few occasions.
TIhe .board also voted to raise the
boat-ramp fee at Cherry Lake, directed
the Clerk to get bids on various county
insurances and approved the Public
Works (roads and waste) to change to a
four-day workweek, excluding a few ser-
vices like collection sites.
According to discussions between
CRA's Will Rutherford and County Clerk
Tim Sanders, there is $384,000 in a fund
designated for the roof replacement. In
the effort, a new metallic clay replica

shingle will be used, which will restore
the historic look while' allowing both
durability and cost-effectiveness. The re-
placement will also include restoration
of the silver dome and windows.
The board also voted unanimously to
raise the boat-ramp fee at Cherry Lake
from five to ten dollars, which hasn't
been changed since 1992. There was also
consensus that the daily boat launch lim-
it will remain at seven boats per day and
those local residents wishing to simply
launch and return their vehicles to their
home while on the lake will still be urged
not to exceed the seven daily lake limit
Several measures were discussed to
improve expenses and for county ser-
vices. Following discussion with Road
Department Coordinator Red Henderson
and Solid Waste Coordinator/Recycling

Driver Seriously Injured

A man was seriously injured while driving this vehicle, which flipped over the
guardrail at the Interstate 10 Greenville exit.

By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
A driver was seriously injured in a
crash on Interstate 10 at the 241-exit
ramp on.April 19 after his car flipped
over the rail.
According to a Florida Highway Pa-
trol report, Kevin F Wolfinbarger, 49, of
Berryville, Ark., was westbound on 1-10
in the outside lane. He veered to the
right and entered onto the north shoul-
Wolfinbarger's 1993 Dodge van col-
lided with a metal guardrail and trav-
eled over the top of the guardrail, over-
turning several times on the north

grass shoulder.
The van came to a final rest on its
Wofinbarger was transported to Tal-
lahassee Memorial Hospital in Tallahas-
According to the report, there were
indications that Wolfinbarger con-
sumed alcoholic beverages prior to the
The Madison County Sheriff's Of-
fice, Greenville volunteer firefighters,
Madison County EMS and Madison Fire
and Rescue all assisted at the scene.
FHP Trooper Berry Crews was the
investigating officer.

Coordinator Jerome
Wyche, the board ap-
proved a request to
change the P work
week for most Public
Works employees
from five eight-hour
days to four tenh-our
days, with limited
crews on Fridays ex-
cept at collection
Jerome Wyche, sites and someone to
Coordinator I monitor emergen-
Recycling p cies. Thee move is
Coordinator projected to save the
county, approxi-
mately $50,000 annually and will be mon-
itored closely for community response.
Another cost-cutting effort was also
approved following a suggestion from
Please see BOCC, Page 4A

Department Of Elder

Affairs Welcomes

Madison County As

Newest Community

For A Lifetime
By Michael Curtis :
Greene Publishing, Inc.
According to a media release dated
May 23 from the Florida Department of
Elder Affairs, Madison County has be-
come the newest addition to a depart-
ment initiative titled "Communities for
Sa Lifetime." The Madison County
Board of County Commissioners
passed the resolution on May 7 pertain-
ing to the initiative, adding to the ongo-
ing development of senior services and
facilities rolling out under the direction
of Madison County ,Director Rosa
Richardson. \
The Communities for a Lifetime
program promotes planning in areas
such as housing, transportation, health
and wellness, volunteerism and inter-
generational programs, and employ-
ment so that seniors can remain inde-
pendent and age in place in their com-
munities. Madison County has now
joined many other communities across
Florida that has taken this important
"Through a partnership between
the Department of Elder Affairs, AARP
and the residents of Florida, our se-
niors will be able to enjoy countless
benefits and an improved quality of
life, benefiting the future of all Floridi-
Please see ELDER AFFAIRS, Page 4A

2 Sections, 26 Pages
Around Madison County 5-8A
Bridal Guide 9A
Classifieds/Legals 12-13A
Community Calendar 5A

National Fishing Week
Path of Faith
Regional Happenings

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2A *-Madison County Carri6r Wednesday, June 4, 2008


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

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

Reader Foresees Public Schools Cutting Sports Programs

Dear Editor:
I am sad to see athletics programs cut whenever
they happen. And I see where you state your venting.
However I still have a completely different opinion than
you. Band and Football were cut at my high school for a
few years at one time because it was the right thing to
do. School is for an education, Extracurricular activi-
ties (they are called that because they are outside the
core purpose) are great, if you have the means to fund
them without hurting the core purpose of education.
Reading your story it comes across as if you are living
through the current baseball games, as a way of reliv-
ing your time at NFCC.

I foresee Madison having to cut public school sports
programs very soon, with the State budget deficits and
overall poor US economy. I would think that would be
the right thing to do if it was necessary We send our
kids to school to learn and hope they do. Sports, while
no one can argue help make a well rounded person and
helps some children on many levels, simply do not justi-
fy the expense when the benefits do not reach the vast
majority of the students.
I coached over 10 years of youth sports, while my
kids were in school. I am very aware of the pros and
Bob Gonynor

Webster defines the word "pathetic" in the following
manner: "expressing, arousing, or intended to arouse
pity, sorrow, sympathy, or compassion; pitiful." To that
end, I would like to respond to the disingenuous letter
published in Wednesday's Madison County Carrier ti-
tled, "How Pathetic Can Madison Central Get?"
As a professional educator, I have heard many pub-
lic indictments over the years about the failure of pub-
lic schools. Even though there are cases in which
schools or even school districts have failed to help stu-
dents to learn, in my own experience, having met by
now thousands of professional educators, it is never
malicious. Persons that choose to become professional
educators do so for purely philanthropic reasons. Of
those professional educators working in Madison Coun-
ty, none could be considered obscenely wealthy. No, we
do this because we recognize the enormity of the needs
and we want to help people escape the poverty pit. The
ladder out of that pit ihas always been education. Some
students respond best in public school, some in private.
Each parent attends to the needs of each child to the
best of their ability regardless of the parent's profes-
Why should the nepotism in the school district be
the only organization targeted? Why stop there? This is
a rural community, with a limited amount of people in
the job pool. Is anyone at the grocery store related? How
about at,the,,water-plant?iEven4n large districts, rela-
Stives "pull-strings" for friends and family. We must be
Exponentially more careful Who'we trust with' oiur chil-
dren than those handling our food and water. Relatives
make great references, if the relative is a reliable em-
Attaining the education and completing the amount
of testing, screening, not to mention the financial costs
required to even become a professional educator (and
that is before you ever meet a student, parent or dis-
gruntled "concerned citizen") demands an amount of
patience and perseverance that would be considered ad-
mirable by the prophet Job. Perhaps the concerned citi-
zen, an aspiring substitute teacher, doesn't see us all out
there, trying our best, stretching our creativity, burning
up our brains to find some way to make the grade. By
definition, "subs" are not there when the teacher is
there and are called to respond at the last minute. On
the majority of days we have wonderful things going on
out at Central. I have had a multitude of visitors in my'
classroom, which is in the middle of the campus. All
have complimented the cleanliness, student behavior,.
and support of the administration. There is laughter
and learning. Everyone on the campus works hard and
the result is magnanimity and excellence.
By the way, concerned citizen, our students are
making learning gains. Believe it or not, many people
went through school and became successful, responsi-
ble citizens before mandatory competency testing was
required to graduate high school (a group that includes
the American Presidents, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
and many others). The facts are clear and are unidis-
putable: students receive benefits from public education
equal to or greater than the effort they invest. To quote
one student: "Apathy It's a word not quite foreign in re-
gards to a student's attitude towards learning. It's not
about succeeding, and it's not about the desire to learn.
It's a desire to find the way to get through it all as easi-
ly as is humanly possible, and to figure out th6 easiest
ways there are to attain an easy life." So then, why do
they refuse to invest more? Perhaps reaching academic
potential needs to become a priority beginning at birth,
and beginning with their primary caregivers. Certainly
someone at home needs to help row the education boat



Cheryl Richarte
Recently back to work at the UICC Thrift
Shop, Richarte volunteers every Thursday and
Saturday Her parents moved in 1972 to Clearwa-
ter because of her father's duties with the Army
Reserve. Richarte moved to Madison in 1980 after
her divorce, so she could stay home with her chil-
dren. With the four children grown and out of the
house. Richarte became a volunteer at the thrift
store. Richarte's motto is to live by the Golden
Quote: "Every day above ground is a good

if we are going to reach our desired port. Is this "con-
cerned citizen" even in the boat?
Please do not concentrate so heavily on one test re-
sult. If you do so you join the group of logisticians that
formulated the plan to deprive the most money from
those students who struggle the most. That logic has re-
sulted in the loss of programs that make school engag-
ing for our students. Programs that include the Fine
Arts (remember,. chorus, drama, orchestra, art?). If we
do want more from our schools and if we want to create
a world-class education that prepares students to be fine
citizens and economic leaders, an education team (par-
ents, teachers, and the community) need to engage stu-
dents by providing a relaxed experience. Without a rich-
er, deeper, dare I say "fun" academic experience a large
number of students drop out and are left without mar-
ketable skills in the global economy of our modern age.
The only thing left are local, low-paying service jobs,
prison, or welfare. Those are fine jobs, but probably not
the "easy" life the quoted student was expecting.
Pathetic, nothing at Central school can be consid-
ered pathetic. Only-persons with a limited range of ex-
perienceor intelligence could come to that conclusion.
Third world countries have school systems that are pa-
thetic. Many do not even provide public education at all.
Remember that public school is education of the mass-
es. The facts are that Madison County Central School
Does provide a world-class education, and we do it with
less money than those schools in districts with a higher
tax base. Further, We'do it without hoatds 'of fvolu teers
or community members standing in line to donate
funds, provide grants, or equipment to compensate for
the loss of government moneys. Thank you to the vol-
unteers and those that do donate to the school system.
By the way, I haven't seen any, concerned citizens vol-
unteering for bus duty. By the way, I love working there.
I am wondering, in conclusion, if this concerned cit-
izen would be willing to attack other professions in
such a public format. For example, does this person go
to the doctor and then dispute the diagnosis by writing
a newspaper article. Might they question the methods of
our firefighters in extinguishing house fires? Do con-
cerned citizens write letters disputing the validity of
their pastor's sermons? No, I doubt the newspaper
would even print such letters. Wouldn't they say, rather,
"Who is this person to dispute the opinion of a profes-
sional?" Perhaps someone at the newspaper office
might ask if the author could prove some or any'of the.
allegations. Why should professional educators be treat-:
ed with less respect? From the Superintendent'to the :
support staff, district-wide, we serve all of these chil:
dren to the best of our ability because we love them and
care deeply about whether they'reach their potential in
life. Most of our students, parents arid community
members realize that and express their gratitude open-
ly The reality is that doctors, fire-fighters,, pastors and:
school district employees are all human. On occasion
we make mistakes just like everyone else, even con-
cerned citizens.
SWe worked hard to get through college, even harder
to get our certifications, and harder yet to accept your
criticism with grace and dignity If you think you can
do a better job, finish school and apply We take applica-
tions at the district office and on-line. Until then; how
aboutletting the school faculty do our jobs and lending
us your support. That is what true "concerned citizens"
do. I

Amelia K. Stone, PhD

The Choosing Of The

Valedictorian And

Salutatorian At MCHS
The choosing of the Valedictorian and Salutatorian
at MCHS is unfair, unethical, and is in violation of the
State of Florida approved way to calculate (A=4, B=3,
C=2, and D=l) student-ranking grades. For this reason,
parents have a right to be outraged. You see, at MCHS
the Val. and Sal. ranking allows for grades to be padded
based on favoritism, nepotism, and loyalty to inequity in
education. In recent years, the Val. made at least eight
100's for just sitting in the MCHS career center doing ab-
solutely nothing. Even a more important question is,
does the independent have the educational background
to justify being there? The person is in the position be-
cause of favoritism and nepotism, disguised as "LOY-
ALTY". Now getting back to the Val. and Sal. choices,
there have been many other instances where the Val. or
Sal. did not make the grade he or she wanted or needed
a "boost" and their grades were changed to maneuver
his or her ranking. Given these students parents have
connections in the school system; they strategically take
the classes from people they know at MCHS and NFCC
and are almost guaranteed the Val. or Sal. As a result,
very intelligent children who don't have cars and most
don't have the connections from within the system are
not given a charice to be Val. or Sal. The catch 22 is, when
you hear the superintendent say loyalty or have it on the
website, ask yourself loyalty to nepotism and fa-
voritism, which breeds an atmosphere of keep your
mouth shut or you to will be blacklisted and so will your
children. This includes any child, black, white, or brown
whose parent is not in the "click". Hence, We have the
reason why the choosing of the Val. and Sal. at MCHS is
a JOKE. The problems with Madison County Schools
are not the children, it's the administration!

Anonymous or I might be black listed. Oh I al-
ready am.

7Io,'i-n's w eekendofSummerFun


June 6 & 7, 2008
June 5 & 6, 2009
NoAdmission Fee *Family Fun
Bring Your Lawn Chair No Alcohol
SNo Pets Except Service Animals, Please
Friday, Open 9am to 9pm
Saturday, Open 7am to 5pm
Arts& Crafts Vendors Food Vendors
Kids' Games, Crafts & Amusements
SDunking Booth

Entertainment by Harold White
& The Country Masters
The NEW Counry Store featuring bluebery pies,
cobbler, jelly syrup, candy & country items
Hosted by the Wellborn Community
Association in Andrews Square,
downtown Wellborn
For information call: Vendors 386-963-1157;
SParade 386-963-2908; Talent Contest 386-963-3626;
6 Bake-Off 386-963-4322 or 386-963-34

Pathetic, I Think Not

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Wednesday, June 4, 2008 Madison County Carrier 3A


Kids Krusade Fegins Wednesday

At Midway Church Of Ood

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Ryan Leutner, right, 2008 Wakulla High School grad-
uate, is pictured with his grandfather, Bobby Bembry,
left, following the graduation.

Myfamily and I motored
over to Medart last Friday to
watch my nephew, Ryan,
graduate from Wakulla High
School, I am very proud of
A real race car driver
will be at the Kids Krusade
at Midway Church of God on
June 6. The Krusade will
run June 4-6.
Bruce Flowers, nephew
of Rev Retis Flowers, pastor
of the church, will motor in
for the final lap of The In-
credible Race, which will be
held June 4-6 at the church,
located at 2485 SE Midway
Church Road The Incredible Race
(Kids Krusade) is open to
children, toddlers through
teens. The fun will begin at 6
.p.m each evening. Food will
be served after each night's
A drawing will be held
on Friday night for a
NASCAR grill. Each
evening, people attending
are allowed to enter their
name once each night and if

they bring guests, they will
be allowed to enter their own
names again for each guest
that they bring.
Abbie Bembry will be in
charge of the box that the
names are entered into. On
Friday evening, she will
draw the winner's name.
Happy birthday wishes
are extended this week to
Erika Hodge, who turns 17
on Thursday June 5. Bradley
Martin turns another year
older on Thursday June 6.
Drew Fitch's birthday will
be on Sunday June 8. Pre-
cious Cline will celebrate
-.her birthday on Tuesday,
June 10.
Steve and Joyce Slaven
will celebrate their 23rd wed-
ding anniversary on Sunday
June 8. My aunt and uncle,
Lucretia and Art Keeler, will
celebrate 30 years together
on Tuesday June 10.
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!

Krystal Klepser vs. Ronnie Blanton domestic in-
Darlene Frazier vs. Antonio Dante Cox, Sr. domes-
tic injunction
Dan L. Miller, Jr. vs. Shamecia L. Miller simple dis-
Robert Charles Arnold vs. Constance R. Thelwell, et
al mortgage foreclosure
Tanya Runion vs. Michael John Runion domestic
Key Capital Pension Trust vs. Billy and Catherine
Fulgham mortgage foreclosure.
Arianna Douglass vs. Betty McCloud repeat in-
Phillip J. Trawner vs. Farris Trucking, Inc. auto
Countrywide Home Loans vs. Mark Stewart mort-
gage foreclosure

Modern Russia started with the rule of Peter the
Great. He realized that Russia should be westernised
to ensure its independence. Already fascinating by me-
chanical inventions, he studied government and busi-
ness models of the West.
But Peter also believed in starting from the bottom
and working his way up. He learned ship building
from the Europeans he invited to Russia, and built a
ship himself, which he captained as Peter Alekseevich.
In 1697, he accompanied an embassy to European
courts as a carpenter named Peter Mikhailov. He also
served as seaman, soldier, barber and, to the discom-
fort of his courtiers, as dentist.
Peter sent Russians to be educated in the West, and
imported skilled labour, military and administrative
experts from abroad. He encouraged smoking, but
taxed tobacco. Because European men usually were
clean shaven, he taxed Russians wearing beards. He
modernised the calendar, simplified numerals, and en-
couraged private industry and mining. Remarkably,
Peter managed to modernise Russia without borrow-
ing money for his state. Instead, he taxed his citizens

Commanders In The Field

"The Presi-
dent shall be
Commander in National
Chief of the
Army and Navy Security
of the United
States, and of the Joe Boyles
Militia of the sev- Guest Columnist
eral States ..."
(Article II, Sec-
tion 2, U. S. Con-
Last week, the issue of presidential
candidates visiting the Iraqi war zone
drew headlines. Republican nominee
John McCain, who has paid eight visits
to the war zone, invited presumptive De-
mocrat nominee Barack Obama to travel
with him on his next visit to meet the
commanders and troops and see the
progress that has been made over the
past year. Obama quickly rejected, the
overture as a "campaign stunt."
I don't think that Obama can afford to
duck this one. It turns out since he ar-
rived on the national stage as a U. S. sen-
ator in January 2005, he has visited Iraq
once for two days in January 2006, about
two-and-a-half years ago. A whole lot has
changed since then and by ignoring the
opportunity to visit the war zone, he is
saying that the changes and progress are
irrelevant. All of his impressions are
based upon old, outdated information.
Many things have changed in the war
zone since January 2006. In response to
the war heating up that year, the troop
surge of five additional combat brigades
began in January 2007 and culminated in
July David Petraeus took the job of field
commander and Ryan Crocker became
our ambassador. Petraeus implemented
a new counter-insurgency strategy
which has proven very successful.
Al-Qaeda in Iraq, the Sunni terrorist
organization, is on the ropes. They are a
shadow of their former self. The Mahdi
army of Shia militias are under control.
Their leader, Muqtada al Sadr, has fled to
neighboring Iran.
The government of Nori al Maliki is
growing stronger by the day The fledg-
ling Iraqi Parliament is making impor-
tant legal changes to reunite the three
cultural sects of the nation. The Iraqi
military is becoming stronger and able to
field operations with minimal support,
such as the spring offensive in Basra.
Speaking of Basra, there was a report re-
cently on its potential to become the ma-
jor port in the Persian Gulf.
Violence is down; American casual-
ties are far less than a year ago; political'
reconciliation is happening; our surge
forces are coming home; Iraqis are tak-
ing more control of their own destiny

All of this is
happening and
apparently, the
SDemocrat presi-
dential standard
bearer is oblivi-
ous to the
progress. He is a
little like the os-
trich that sticks
his head in the
sand and pre-
tends that the danger around him doesn't
There are a lot of good reasons why
Senator Obama should make a pilgrim-
age to Iraq. First, he can update his opin-
ion with the current facts. Second, he
can build faith with the Iraqi govern-
ment and our commanders in the field by
meeting with them face-to-face. Third,.
he can politic with the young soldiers
who are carrying the burden of this war,
many of whom may very well support
him in the general election. Fourth, he
can gain some preliminary experience as
a future commander-in-chief because he
comes to the job with zero credentials.
And last, he will carry a load of reporters
in his entourage who cannot ignore the
current situation and will report on the
progress as they follow Obama.
These are all good reasons for Obama
to make the trip. Why might he ignore
this advice? -- Because his mind is made
up and the facts are irrelevant. He in-
tends for Iraq to be a failure that can be
hung like a millstone around the neck of
his Republican opponents. It is hard for:
me to accept this answer where politics
trumps national security, but it is possi-
This isn't a perfect analogy, but in my
Air Force career, I had five stints as a.
commander. I fought against the notion
of being an "armchair commander." It
was my goal to spend about 20 percent of
my time "in the field" where, my people
worked. I thought it was important to
speak to my supervisors on their turf
and to be seen regularly by the men and
women in my command. I would offer
the same advice to Barack Obama.
Abraham Lincoln regularly visited
his commanders in the field, searching.
for the right combination of leadership
and success. Despite being wheelchair-
bound, Franklin Roosevelt made fre-
quent overseas trips to meet with his
commanders and our allies. In 1952,
Dwight Eisenhower promised to "go to
Korea" after the election. The war ended
not long after he took office. George W.
Bush has made two trips to Iraq toreview
progress first-hand. Senator Obama
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It's Tim
For those unfamiliar
with these awards, they
are named after 81-year-
old Stella Liebeck who
spilled hot coffee on her-
self and successfully sued
the McDonald's in New
Mexico where she pur-
chased the coffee. You re-
member, she took the lid
off the coffee and put
it between her knees
while she was driving.
Who would ever think
one could get burned do-
ing that, right? That's
right; these are awards for
the most outlandish law-
suits and verdicts in the
You know, the
kinds of cases that make
you scratch your head. So
keep your head scratch-
er handy. Here are the
Stella's for the past
7TH PLACE: Kath-
leen Robertson of Austin,
Texas was awarded $80,000
by a jury of her peers af-

e Again
ter breaking her ankle
tripping over a toddler
who was running inside
a furniture store. The
store owners were under-
standably surprised by the
verdict, considering the
running toddler was her
own son.
Truman, 19, of Los Ange-
les, California won $74,000
plus medical expenses
when his neighbor ran
over his hand with a Hon-
da Accord. Truman ap-
parently didn't notice
there was someone at the
wheel of the car when he
was trying to steal his
neighbor's hubcaps. Go
ahead, grab your head
5TH PLACE: Terr-
ence Dickson, of Bristol,
Pennsylvania, was leaving he had just bur-
glarized by way of the
garage. Unfortunately
for Dickson, the automat-
ic garage door opener mal-

For The Annual

functioned and he could
not get the garage door to
open. Worse, he couldn't
re-enter the
house because the door
connecting the garage to
the house locked when
Dickson pulled it shut.
Forced to sit for eight,
count 'em, EIGHT, days on
a case of Pepsi and a
large bag of dry dog food,
he sued the homeown-
er's insurance company
claiming undue mental
Anguish. Amazingly, the
jury said the insurance
company must pay Dick-
son $500,000 for his an-
guish. We should all have
this kind of an-
guish. Keep scratching.
There are more...
4TH PLACE: Jerry
Williams, of Little Rock,
Arkansas, garnered 4th
Place in the Stella's when
he was awarded $14,500
plus medical expenses af-
ter being bitten on the
butt by his next door

neighbor's beagle
even though the beagle
was on a chain in its own-
er's fenced yard.
Williams did not gei as
much as he asked for be-
cause the jury believed the.
beagle might have been
provoked at the time of
the butt bite because
Williams had climbed
over the fence into the
yard and repeatedly shot
the 'dog with a pellet
gun. Grrrrr ... Scratch,
3RD PLACE: Third
place goes to Amber Car-
son of Lancaster, Pennsyl-
vania because a jury or-
dered a Philadelphia
restaurant. to pay her
$113,500 after she slipped
on a spilled soft drink and
broke her tailbone.
The reason the soft drink
was on the floor: Ms. Car-
son had thrown it at
her boyfriend 30 seconds
earlier during an argu-
ment. What ever happened

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"Stella Awards"

to people being responsi-.
ble for their own ac-
tions? Scratch,
scratch, scratch. Hang in
there; there 'are only
two more Stellas to
Walton, of Claymont,
Delaware sued the owner
of a night club in a near-
'by city because she fell
from the bathroom win-
dow to the floor, knock-
ing out her two front teeth.
Even though Ms. Walton
was trying to sneak
through the ladies room
window to avoid paying
the $3.50 cover charge,
the jury said the night
club had to pay her
$12,000....oh, yeah, plus
dental expenses. Go fig-
have a fanfare played on
50 kazoos please) This'
year's runaway First
Place Stella Award win-
ner was Mrs. Merv
Grazinski, of Oklahoma
City, Oklahoma, who pur-
chased a new 32-


foot Winnebago motor
home. On her first trip
home from an OU football
game, having driven
onto the freeway, she set
the cruise control at 70
mph and calmly left the
driver's seat to go to the
back of the Winnebago to
make herself a sand-
wich. Not surprisingly,
the motor home left the
freeway, crashed 'and
overturned. Also not sur-
prisingly, Mrs. Grazinski
sued Winnebago for not
putting in the owner's
manual that she could-
n't actually leave the dri-
ver's seat while the cruise
control was set.
The Oklahoma jury
awarded her, are you sit-
ting down, $1,750,000
PLUS a new motor
home. Winnebago actual-
ly changed their manuals
as a result of this suit,
just in case Mrs. Grazins-
ki has any relatives who
might also buy. a motor
home. You can't fix stu-
pid.. and now its prof-

cont from page 1A

Casey is the daughter of Bobby and Paula Arnold of
Madison. 6he has an older brother, Kris. Her maternal
grandparents are Doyle and Betty Everett of Madison
and her paternal grandparents are Charles and Martha
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a standard high school diploma (meeting additional dis-
trict school board requirements, passing the parts of the
FCAT required for graduation, or earning the 2.0 grade
point average). It also includes students who meet all of
the requirements for a standard high school diploma ex-
cept earning passing scores on the parts of the FCAT re-
quired for graduation (CPT-Eligible Certificate of; -
4. Students who have completed their second or
third year in a three-year graduation program
5. Rising grade 12 or higher Florida Virtual School
students who are also enrolled in a public school (not a
private school student or a Home Education Program
Again, generally speaking, students may participate
in the Summer 2008 FCAT only if they meet one of the
aforementioned criteria; however, students expected to
graduate in spring 2009 may participate after careful re-
view of each individual situation by the district coordi-
nator. Neither Home Education Program students nor
students enrolled in private schools through the McKay
or Corporate Tax Credit Scholarship Programs are eli'
gible to participate in, the Summer FCAT administra-
tion. .
Lastly, students enrolled in grade levels below grade
10 may not participate in retake administrations.
Staff writer Michael Curtis can be reached at

BOCC cont from page 1A
County Clerk Tim Sanders to bid county health insur-
ance for potential savings. In response, Board Chair Al-
fred Martin noted he would like to see bids on all the in-
surances, property and personal. The board agreed.
In other business, the board voted to update provi-
sions in the Land Development Code, amending text re-
garding the Highway Interchange. On this same topic,
during a special session earlier this month, the board
approved a $5,000 grant expenditure to create a zoning
map for the county that will streamline many of the
more cumbersome actions now necessary to effect land
use changes.
Staff writer Michael Curtis can be reached at


cont from page 1A

ans," stated Secretary E. Douglas Beach, Ph.D.
Communities for a Lifetime is a statewide initiative
that assists Florida cities, towns and counties in plan-
ning and implementing improvements that benefit resi-
dents of all ages. Communities use existing resources
and state technical assistance to make improvements in
housing, health care, transportation, accessibility, busi-
ness partnerships, community education, employment,
volunteer opportunities and recreation.
Visit for more de-
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Wednesday, June 4, 2008 Madison County Carrier 5A



Sue Sheppard Daisy Williams

Sue Sheppard Goza,
born July 8, 1916, in Inver-
ness, died May 30 in
Gainesville. She was pre-
ceded in
death by
24 days
by her
of 55
William M. Goza.
Sue is survived by her
sister Pat Willis of New
Port Richey, and many
nieces and nephews.
She was a member of
Garden Clubs in Clearwa-
ter, Madison and
Gainesville. She received
and an honorary degree
from the University of
Florida. Sue was instru-
mental in the decorating of
both the Wardlaw-Smith-
Goza Conference Center
and the Dial Goza House in
Madison after she and her
husband restored both
homes. She was a consum-
mate hostess. A private
graveside service will be
held in Madison on June 8,
her 93rd.birthday. Sue will
certainly be missed by
those of us who remain. In
lieu of flowers, memorial
contributions may be giv-
en in memory of Sue Goza
to the Wardlaw-Smith-
Goza Conference Center.
Beggs Funeral Home
Madison Chapel in charge
of arrangements.

Mrs. Daisy Williams
Rogers, 85, a resident of'
Perry, passed away on May
30, 2008 at her home.
Mrs. Rogers was born
on October 28, 1922 to
James Leon Williams and
the former Ella Phillips in
Madison County She had
lived most of, her adult life
here in Perry She was a
charter member of Lake-
side Baptist Church where
she taught Sunday school,
was a church training
leader, and a part of the
WMU. She was a member
of the Taylor Food Associ-
ation where she served as
president. Mrs. Rogers re-
tired from the Taylor
County School System
from food service after 20
years of employment. She
was also 'a well known
seamstress in Perry to all
the local merchants. Mrs.
Rogers was pre deceased
by her husband of 65 years
Mr. David Rogers and a
daughter-in-law Mrs.
Gladys Rogers.
Survivors include her
son, Freddie Rogers, of
Perry; her daughters,
Christine (Jr.) Tuten of
Monticello, Cossette
(Wilbur) Driggers and Ella
Mae "Ellie" Grubbs, both
of Perry and foster daugh-
ter, Helen Rogers of Perry
Her grandchildren include
Phillip Rogers, Gernette
Rogers, Leigh Ann Grubbs,
Karen Everett, Debra
Arinold,. Gary Tuten, and
foster grandson Kevin
Mathers. Nine great grand-
children and two great
great grandchildren as
well as a host of nieces and
nephews also survive her.
Funeral services were
held on Monday,June 2, 11
a.m. at Joe P. Burns Funer-
al Home Chapel with Bro.
Stephen Ruff and Brother
David Stephens officiating.
The viewing was held on
Sunday from 7-9 p.m. at the
funeral home. Joe P Burns
Funeral Home was in
charge of all arrange-

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June 4-5
There will be a 4-H
Photography Camp at the
cost of $30 from June 2-5.
This event will be held
from 8 a.m. 3p.m.
June 6
Award-winning quar-
tet Brian Free & Assur-
ance will be in concert on
Friday, June 6, at Yogi
Bear's Jellystone Park in
Madison, starting at 7:30
p.m. Brian Free is the
most award-winning
tenor singer in gospel mu-
sic and traveled with the
nation's nUmber one
quartet, Gold City, for
over a decade. A $7 dona-
tion will be requested at
the door and a free-will of-
fering will be received
during the concert. For
more information,- please
call (850) 973-4622 or (850)
June 6-8
The Madison County
Babe Ruth League and the
Madison County Recre-
ational Department are
hosting this years District
2 Baseball All Star tour-
nament for the 10U and
12U age groups on June 6-
8. Come enjoy baseball at
its finest when the folks
from Jefferson, Taylor,
and Wakulla counties join
Madison in a fight to the
finish. For more informa-
tion, call 850-869-9550.
June 6-7
Calling for arts and
crafts vendors for the 15th
Annual Wellborn Blue-
berry Festival to be held
Friday and Saturday, June
6-7, in downtown Well-
born. This year's festival
will include bake-off con-
test and tasting, parade,
kids games, talent con-
test, entertainment both
days and more. Contact
Wendell Snowden at (386)
963-1157 or e-mail at wen-
June 7
On Saturday, June 7,
join members of the
Suwannee Chapter of the
Florida Trail Association
and the trip leader Andre
Marcil for a 4-5 explorato-
ry hike at Anderson
Springs along the beauti-
ful Suwannee River. Bring
lunch, water, bug spray
and wear proper clothing
to suit the weather. Please
contact Andre Marcil
@386-362-7308 for details
and to confirm. This hike
is in celebration of Na-
tional Trails Day.
June 7 & 14
AARP Driver Safety
Program will be a special
offer for AARP members
attending the June 7 and
June 14 class. Couples can
attend for $10, not the usu-
al $20. The class will also
be open to non-AARP
members. Don't forget
that completion of the
course equals a mandato-
ry insurance discount for
the next three years. To
register, please call Rich
Olsen at (850) 584-2193.
June 8
The Treasures of
Madison County Art
Guild opens its Summer
Art Show on Sunday, June


Howard Street, Live Oak.
This meeting is a continu-
ation of the team's work
on the Governor's initia-
tive to promote adoption,
.support adoptive families
and prevent child abuse,

abandonment and ne-
glect. The meeting is open
to the public and public
input is welcome. For ad-
ditional information,
please contact Melissa
Walker at 352-955-5123.

8 with an Open House
from noon- 3 p.m. at the
Treasures of Madison
County Art Gallery locat-
ed at 212 S. Range St. The
exhibit features diverse
and unique works by local
artists including photog-
raphy, paintings, sculp-
tures and more. Refresh-
ments will be served and
contributing artists will
be on hand throughout
the afternoon to visit with
guests. Open to the public.
For more information call
Mary K. Blume at (850)
June 10, 17, 24
South Georgia Med-
ical Center will host
Freshstart Smoking Ces-
sation Class. Classes will
meet from 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Tuesday, June 10, 17, &
24 in Dining Room 2,
lunch will be served. To
register or for more infor-
mation, call Community
Health Promotions at
(229) 333-1610, ext. 5.
June 10
There will be a
Covenant Bible College
and Seminary gradua-
tion, at New Life Christ-
ian Church in Madison
starting at 7 p.m. Guest
speaker, Dr. William Mor-
ris, chancellor of the col-
lege. A reception fellows
in the Fellowship hall.
June 10
On Tuesday, June 10,
the Suwannee River Wa-
ter Management Dis-
trict's Governing Board
will meet at 9 a.m. at the
Live Oak City Hall, 90
East, Live Oak, Fl. The
meeting is to consider
District business and con-
duct public hearings on
regulatory and land ac-
quisition matters. Follow-
ing and Board meeting,
the Governing Board will
attend a Workshop at the
District Head quarters.
All meetings, workshops,
and hearings are open to
the public.
June 11
The Local Planning
Team for Circuit 3, con-
vering Columbia, Dixie,
Hamilton, Lafayette,
Madison, Suwannee and
Taylor counties will meet
on June 11, at 3 p.m. at the
Suwannee County
Guardian Ad Litem Of-
fice, located at 213 East


Per Action Of The Madison County
Board Of County Commissioners,
effective June 5, 2008, fees for the
Cherry Lake Public Boat Ramp will
increase from $5.00 per boat to $10.00
per boat.


County Parks and Recreation
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Call to Action Madison CountyDemocrats

We are looking for persons who will volunteer in the various precincts
during this campaign year, 2008. If you are interested, please come
to the DemQcratic meeting on Monday, June 9. at 6:30 p.m. at the
Madison County Library. You will get an overview of what we will be
doing to help elect Democrats. The main objective of the Madison
County Democratic Party is to obtain the highest possible number of
Democratic voters at each primary and general election.

If you want to put people first, not special interests---you are
encouraged to become an active Dembcrat. There is no qualifying
fee or petition requirement. Enthusiastic Democrats, who want to do
more than vote every two years, are encouraged to qualify to be a
precinct committeeman or committeewoman.

If you would like to qualify to serve on the Madison County
Democratic Executive Committee, you may pick up a qualifying
form at the Office of the Supervisor of Elections. Forms may be
completed on June 9 at the Madison County DEC meeting at the
County Library.

If you would like more information, please email or
call 673-8201.

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our hearts.

Your wife, Mom, Dad,. children,
grandchildren, great grand children,
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Madison County

By Tyrra B Meserve
Gieene Publishing, Inc.
Don Curtis of the
Suwannee River Man-
agement spoke with the
Kiwanis Club, Thursday,
May 22, to educate mem-
bers about the current
drought situation.
Armed with graphs,
slides and statistics,
Curtis explained in lay-
man's terms how Madi-
son holds more than just
aesthetically pleasing
scenery, it has the key to
life's most important flu-
ids as well. With some
hard-core planning and
a little pinch of conser-
vation, there can be
plenty of water to go
around in the midst of
draught season. Add to
this the much needed
nap mats that the Kiwa-
nians donated to Miss
Honey's Day Care and
Madison County should
definitely be resting eas-
ier this summer, know-
ing that their cups run-
neth over.
The Suwannee River
Water Management Dis-
trict is one of five re-
gional water manage-
ment districts statewide.
The smallest water
management district in
terms of geographic
area, tax base, agency
staff and population
served, the Suwannee
River Management is
enormous in terms of
responsibility to those
depending on them for
their water. With a ser-
vice area of over 7,600
square miles, the
Suwannee River Water
Management District
covers all or part of 15
counties in North-Cen-
tral Florida, along with
13 river basins. The Dis-
trict serves a population
of 310,000 thirsty resi-
Curtis explained
how, during drought
conditions, it is fre-
quently the Suwannee
River District that is
turned to for additional
water reserves.
When is it gonna
rain?" Curtis overheard
one county resident
"At the end of the
drought," was the re-
sponse offered by an old
timer who had seen this
There is nothing that
can be done to speed up
the rain, however, with
the participation of resi-
dences, businesses and
planning from the Dis-

trict, the drought need
not be as draining, ei-
ther. With just a few mi-
nor tweaks to the way
water is used around the
home, there should be
plenty of water to go
Once again, it is the
little drops that add up.
To save water around
the home, one need not
go to extremes; simple
adjustments can do the
trick. For instance, us-
ing a broom on the dri-
veway instead of hose
can save 80 gallons of
water every time it is
cleaned. Washing dishes
by hand, one can save
water by filling up the
sink instead of letting
the water run down the
drain. Simply changing
watering hours to the
early morning when
there is less evaporation
and winds tend to be
lighter also helps cut
back on water usage with-
out cramping anybody's
style. With a mindful eye
here and a small adjust-
ment there, it won't be
long until Madison resi-
dents can watch their wa-
ter bill go down as the lev-
els of water in reserve go
back up.
Pulling together in a
pinch is one of the things
that makes Madison's
community tight.
Once again, a little dry
spell could turn out. to be

what helps bring together
those with thirst for con-
servation. When the
drought is over, then can
be raised a glass of fresh
water, a toast to the suc-

cess of a well watered
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Post Office Canned Food Drive A Success

On Saturday May 10, 11 of
the Madison County High
School Cowboy football players
and several adult volunteers
demonstrated their heart for our
elderly community by loading
2.5 tons of canned and dry
food items that were donated by
the very generous postal cus-
tomers in Madison County
Once a year, the Madison
Post Office sponsors a food drive
and donates all the food to a lo-
cal non-profit organization.
This year, they chose to bless the
elderly consumers of Senior Cit-
izens Council of Madison Coun-
ty, Inc. with the proceeds.
The week of May 5-9, the
postal carriers carried not only
the mail but picked up all the
bags of donated food. One carri-
er stated, "It's amazing how our
customers have responded.
Some of them appeared to have
the least, but they gave the
most," said one carrier.
"We are so thankful to the
Madison Post Office customers
for their donations, to
the Postmaster for choosing
us as the beneficiaries of this
Year's drive, and the Postal Car-
riers for all the hard work in-
volved in carrying out this huge
project. Also, if the football
players had not volunteered, it
would have taken us a long time
to load and unload the food. We
are so proud of the football play-
ers working so hard and so will-
ingly," stated Elizabeth
Hollingsworth, Older American
Act Coordinator at the Senior
Citizens Council of Madison
County Inc.
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8A Madison County Carrier Wednesday, June 4, 2008


Executive Director Presents The Status Of Madison Families And Children 2008

By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
At 9:30 a.m. on April 30 at the Madison County Library
located at the entrance of North Florida Community Col- -
lege, Healthy Start Executive Director George Hinch-
liffe presented The Status Of Madison Families And
The room was filled to capacity with elected offi-
cials, agency directors, health professionals and ,
many others who share a common concern for the
whole community, especially for disadvantaged *
children and those falling behind but willing to "
work for more. -
Very early in the presentation startling statis-
tics emerged, each specific to Madison County. The
fact that.Madison County had a poverty rate of 25.5 per-
cent for instance, a third higher than state average, was- .
n't a surprise to those near the numbers. The next nu i-
ber was neither familiar nor anticipated however. '
"The median income for single mother families in
Madison County is $12,181," Hinchliffe stated, changing
slides on the overhead projector that was linked to hi.s comn-
puter. He then broke the number down with additional infor-
"The survey further shows that the average housing costs for this same moth-
er of two is $508 monthly, representing almost 50 percent of her earnings."
As Hinchliffe briefly went through the pie chart
that illustrated this point, listeners were visibly
shocked as he announced the value of last item sim-
ply titled "Food."
"Food has a budget of only $162 and these num-
bers are inclusive of everything reportable including
public money. Basically these mothers average only
$1,000 per month," Hinchliffe explained.
It isn't a secret that single mothers head more and
more homes each year. But, even if you add other un-
reported financial resources, like grandparents for
instance, the relative condition is indisputably criti-


ON, Additional issues that carried over with little year-over-
"lO year improvement were health insurance, affordable housing
and employment. In fact, regarding employment
S l challenges, the Workforce Development Board fund-
Si ing for the region over the last five years has de-
creased by almost three million dollars.
Further standouts among the concerns cov-
ered in the presentation included graduation
rates and delinquency, which were still well
__ worse than state average. Associated is-
S.... sues like youth drug and alcohol abuse and ear-
, -a ly child abuse are prominent contributors, among
As Executive Director of the Healthy Start Coalition
of Jefferson, Madison and Taylor Counties, Hinchliffe
i has worked tirelessly from the front to get out the word.
','- On a personal and professional level, it was Hinch-
liffe's production materials from the 2007 version of this
presentation that were used by this reporter to write a
four-part series titled The Status of Madison Families.
In large part due to the impact and importance of Hinch-
liffe's discovery, the piece was recently recognized with a Florida Press Award for
Community Service.
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Father's Day is almost here. If your father is handy
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tools of some kind. Of course, drills, sanders, saws and
screwdrivers make excellent gifts, but this year, why not
give Dad something that can help him build his future?
Specifically, why not give him a "financial toolkit"?
What could go into this toolkit? Here are a few sugges-
Stocks -You may want to give shares of a compa-
ny that produces products or services that your father
uses. If you're going to give some of your own shares,
you'll need to know what you originally paid for the stock,
how long you've held it and its fair market aalue at the
date of the gift. Your father will need this information to
determine gains or losses if he decides to sell the stock.
Bonds If your father is at or near retirement age,
he might benefit from the interest payments provided by
bonds. If you give your father a municipal bond, the inter-
est is free from federal taxes, and if the municipality that
issues the bond is located in your father's state, the
interest also may be exempt from state and local taxes.
However, some municipal bonds particularly airport
and housing bonds might be subject to the alternative
minimum tax (AMT), so you'd want to be pretty familiar
with your father's tax situation before giving him an AMT-
susceptible bond.
IRA contribution As long as your father is work-
ing, he can contribute to a traditional or Roth IRA and
he should, because an IRA offers tax advantages and a
wide array of investment options. Your father can put in
up to $6,000 to an IRA if he's 50 or older, or $5,000 if
he's under 50. While you can't make a deposit into your
father's IRA, you can give him some money for that pur-
Education Even if your father has been investing
for a while, he could probably still benefit from some
additional knowledge. Consider giving him a subscrip-
tion to a magazine that focuses on financial issues. Or
you might want to give a book on investing, such as Dr.
Jeremy Siegel's Stocks for the Long Run, generally con-
sidered one of the most valuable and "user-friendly"
books for both new and experienced investors. A word of
caution, though: Stay away from those books that seem
to "promise" huge investment success if readers follow
the techniques described by the author.
Games -You can find a variety of investment-relat-
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games often use real-life scenarios to depict the various
factors that go into investment decisions and the equal-
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games that focus on other financial issues, such as
managing cash flow. You can find these games in the
old-fashioned "board game" format and as computer
software. A quick search on the Internet will turn up
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Put some of these suggestions to work to create a
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Couples often serve wedding cake with
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champagne's acidity and leave a bitter taste.
When choosing a wine to serve with wedding
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Square-shaped cakes are becoming more
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yet it can be modernized with accents of
brown, platinum or even black icing. Choose
a color scheme that complements your wed-
Traditional cake flavors--such as choco-
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cake with white chocolate filling and fresh
berries--are always delicious. Look to a fami-
ly or childhood favorite for inspiration.
Many of today's cakes are being lavishly
adorned with flowers. Consider a flower that
has special meaning for you and your fiance.
The cake's stand or display table should
not be forgotten but also shouldn't detract
from the cake. Focus on simplicity and har-
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rather than adorning it with an arrangement.
However you decide to personalize your
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stationery needs, from Save the Date and
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10A Madison County Carrier Wednesday,June 4, 2008


Health Disparities Task Force

Champions Community Chall

By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Sonia McNelis opened
the May 20 meeting of the
Madison County Health
Disparities Task force on

behalf of Department of
Health Administrator Kim
Barnhill, who was attend-
ing a meeting in Washing-
ton D.C. Following brief
introductions, McNelis


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American Association of Orthodontists recommends
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than age 7. While your child's teeth may appear
straight, there could be a problem that only a dentist or
orthodontist can detect. When Orthodontist's start
early they can use the child's natural growth spurt to
direct the growth of the jaws and achieve the beautiful
smile so many patients desire. They can correct over
and under bites and spaces between the teeth.
According to Dr. Bradley Adams of Valdosta, "when
most people think of braces they think of teenagers.
And the fact is most orthodontic treatment starts
between the ages of 9 and 14, however, by age 7, most
children have a mix of adult and baby teeth.
Orthodontists. can spot subtle problems with jaw
growth and emerging teeth while some baby teeth are
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turned the gathering over
to Reverend Sim Alexan-
der, Agnes McMurray,
Deveda Bellamy and
Takeema Graham for sev-
eral key member updates
before introducing the
newly installed DOH To-
bacco Specialist Juan
Genao and guest speaker
Claudia Kassade from
Florida Therapy Services.
Alexander first
thanked the DOH for their
generous donation to the
pageant recently held at
the Madison Recreation
Center. He then noted the
dates of several upcoming
events, namely a Vacation
Bible school scheduled for
June 2-7 and a fish fry to
be held on May 28 at Mt.
Nebo in Greenville. All of
these efforts, in whole or
part, are dedicated to
building awareness and
resources to combat the
ravages that AIDS,
teenage pregnancy and
poverty are reaping upon
this community
Unfortunately, it was-
n't all good news as Deve-
da Bellamy, HIV/AIDS Co-
ordinator for this region,
announced that her pro-
gram and her job are both
in jeopardy of being cut.
She noted that budget cuts
to many vital disparity
programs are now at risk
of being lost, an unintend-
ed irony considering the
at-risk children that are in
danger of being lost
should the programs be
On a more positive
note, Agnes McMurray,
Closing the Gap/Diabetes
Coordinator, stated that
her program had been re-
funded with marginal
changes, further stating
that Juanita Coachman
will remain as the commu-
nity representative and
that Dr. Julie Schindler
was now a referring physi-
cian for the program. Mc-
Murray also noted that the
Body and Soul project was
continuing, although she
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McNelis added to the posi-
tive report, stating that ad-
ditional new fitness equip-
ment was forthcoming for
these church-based fitness
programs. Apparently,
these programs have al-
ready positively impacted
the community, creating
several substantial suc-
cess stories. One such par-
ticipant is actually walk-
ing without her cane as a
result of the program.
McMurray also broke
the news that Big Bend
Rural Health Network Ex-
ecutive Director Rob Lom-
bardo secured a grant for
two students to work be-
tween Jefferson and Madi-
son Counties. One student
will be from Florida
A&M's Pharmacy School
and the other from the
Florida State School of
Nursing. These students
will be working with the
Body and Soul program to
take blood pressure, mea-
sure program results and
keep people motivated,
among other responsibili-
ties. Healthy Start Execu-
tive Director George
Hinchliffe stated that the
program might also be eli-
gible to link with the
March of Dimes Health
Literacy Program.
Tekeema Graham gave
an update regarding focal
points in Women's Health
program. She stated that
there are three churches
participating that one
more will be entering
training to perform key
screenings. The three
churches currently affili-
ated with her project are
Mt. Shiloh AME, Mt. Zion
AME and Architillery
Missionary Baptist.
Pineland Missionary Bap-
tist is the church sched-
uled to initiate training,
probably starting next fis-
cal year. Hinchliffe added
a favorable comment to
this effort as well, noting
that a professor at The Col-
lege of Health stated that
all program goals were be-
ing exceeded during a re-
cent evaluation.
The newest member of
the DOH team was intro-
duced following member
updates. Juan Genao, the
newly appointed DOH To-

bacco Specialist, intro-
duced himself and then
presented an avalanche of
startling statistics regard-
ing local and national to-
bacco use.
"thirty-one percent of
Madison County High
School students are using
tobacco and Madison
County has seen an in-
crease while most other
counties are experiencing
decreases in this number,"
Genao explained. "4.1 bil-
lion tax dollars are going
to expenses directly relat-
ed to tobacco. A new To-
bacco Grant is built
around taking a grass-
roots campaign strategy,
including the creation of a
coalition that engages peo-
ple and organizations in
the community"
Locally, the Steering
Committee for. the Tobac-
co Grant will consist of
Barnhill, McNelis and
Genao. Again, the direc-
tion of the grant is geared
toward youth prevention.
A SWAT (Students Work-
ing Against Tobacco) com-
mittee will be formed to
engage the community
and urge local officials to
join the fight against to-
Claudia Kassade of
Florida Therapy Services
was then introduced as
guest speaker of the meet-
ing. According to a hand-
out she provided, "Florida
Therapy Services, Inc., a
leader within the mental
health community, is set-
ting the standard through
our continued commit-
ment to provide accessible
and affordable quality
mental health care ser-
vices to Florida's fami-
Kassade added that the
group is a Magellan
provider and that their
main office is in Tallahas-
see, with another in Perry
Their goal is to have of-
fices in all eight counties
they serve. Currently they
are assisting approximate-
ly 160 patients in the area.
In closing, both Bel-
lamy and Alexander sug-
gested an immunization
fair be conducted in June
and/or July as part of oth-
er items on a -back-to-
school agenda. Using the


DOH Mobile Unit in con-
junction with this plan-
ning was also suggested.
The next meeting of the
Task Force is scheduled
for Tuesday, June 17 at 3:00
at the Madison County
Health Department.
Staff writer Michael
Curtis can be reached at

Sun protection is an
essential part of skin
care health every day of
the year, but it's especik -
ly important during the
warmer months wbhri
people are outdoors more,
Here are a few,..i4
protection tips for. the
whole family:
Sunscreens vary, in
their ability to protect
against UVA and UVB
rays. Be sure to select
one, like the new pharma-
cy brand continuous
spray sunblocks, with a
sun protection factor
(SPF) of least 15 for
adults and 30 for children ,
Pick up moisture-re-
sistant sunscreens for
longer-lasting protection
on days you might swiii
or perspire heavily.
Make it easier to
reapply sun protection
throughout the 'day by
carrying a travel-size,
like those found at your
local pharmacy, in your
handbag, golf bag or
Keep children out of
the sun when it is at its
most dangerous, between
11 a.m. and 3 p.m. During
those hours, move play,
time into the shade.
Reapply sunscreen
frequently. A travel-size
sunscreen can make it
easier to reapply whenev-
er you need to.

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Nurse of The



MIadison Nursing Center is
proud to announce our Nurse
Of The Year for 2008.


AMany Thanks to all our Wonderful Nurse's of IMNC.
Conirtulalions to DeShala Frazier, LPN. DeShala has worked for
IMNC since '20(0. received her LPN license from NFCC in 2005 and
became a \iltl Vpa1 r ot our Nursing Dept. Her spare time is spent with
dcvoCted IIhusband. Allonso and their beautiful daughter, Alaysia. Her
laith and in\ol\ ement witllh Bethlehem Missionary
Bapt. Church sho\\s in her care of others. She has
that gentle. loving touch. that makes her special to
0our R,,Adestnts.

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Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Madison County Carrier 11A

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Cookhouse, Cable TV,
Spa, Wireless Internet
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USCG Licensed Steinhatchee, Florida
Capt. Darrell Elliott &
Capt. Butch Gentry
Family & Children Welcome
No License Required

Free Fishing Pays Cap

National Fishing Week

The Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
(FWC) has designated
June 6 and 7 as Free Fish-
ing Weekend in Florida.
The free fishing weekend
highlights National Fish-
ing Week May 30 -June 7.
During the free fishing
period, anyone, including
non-residents, can sport-
fish'in any public freshwa-
ter lake or river in Florida
without a fishing license.
"The free fishing week-
end provides anglers an
opportunity to experience
Florida's extraordinary
fisheries," Ed Moyer, direc-
tor of the FWC's Division
of Freshwater Fisheries,
said. "It also can serve as a
reminder to those who
haven't been fishing in a
while that it is a healthy,
fun, outdoor experience."
Gov. Lawton Chiles
urged Floridians to partic-
ipate in the free fishing
weekend in a proclama-
tion designating May 30 -
June 7 "Fishing Week in

During the free fishing
period all other fishing
laws and regulations will
remain in effect. A copy of
the Florida Fresh- water
Sport Fishing Guide and
Regulations Summary is
available free from any
fishing license vendor or
FWC office.
In 1989, the Florida
Legislature authorized the
FWC to designate two days
each year' as free fishing
days. Since then, the FWC
has set aside two days dur-
ing National Fishing Week
as a free fishing weekend.
For information about
local fishing opportunities
and activities during Na-
tional Fishing Week, con-
tact the regional office of
the FWC or check out the
National Fishing Week
home page at
The FWC provides "all you
need to know about fresh-
water fishing in Florida"
on the internet at for up-to-
date fishing regulations
and information.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Valdosta Bass-
masters, and the City of Lakeland GA will host the Sev-
enth Annual Youth Fishing Derby and Reel Kids
Casting Competition on June 7th, 2008 from
8:00am until noon. The Fishing Derby will
take place from 8:00am until 10:00am at Flat-
landers Lake off highway 221 in down-
town Lakeland near Hardee's. Registra-
tion for the event begins at 7:30am. Par-
ticipants are placed in one of four age
groups, spanning ages 3-15. There is a
limit of one rod per child. First, sec-
ond, and third place prizes will be
awarded in each age group for largest
fish by weight.
Following the Derby, all activities
will move to Banks Lake National
Wildlife Refuge (NWR) off highway
122. A Reel Kids Casting Competition
and clinic, sponsored by Valdosta
Bassmasters, begins at 10:00am and
lasts until all registered participants
have finished. Casters will be divided
into two groups for ages 7-10 and 11-14 in
which they will compete at flipping, pitch-
ing and casting at a target. This special
competition develops and demonstrates the
basic techniques that everyday anglers use while
actually fishing. Certificates will be presented to all
participants and prizes awarded to winners.
There will be a variety of demonstrations and dis-

plays for everyone at Banks Lake during the competi-
tions. Bass boats, motors, and interpretive exhibits will
be on display throughout the day Visitors can also
attend a knot tying demonstration to discover
Which knots are best for different lines or find
out how folks "grunt" worms for bait. Visi-
tors are encouraged to bring a t-shirt to
decorate with different fish and animal
stamp impressions. There will also be
fishing information, hand-outs, even a
raffle for fun prizes. An awards cere-
Smony for the Fishing Derby and Reel
Kids Casting Competition will be held
at 12 p.m. at Banks Lake NWR or when
the Reel Kids Casting Competition is
Sponsors for the event include
the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Val-
dosta Bassmasters of the Georgia Bass
Federation, Okefenokee Wildlife
League, the City of Lakeland, Lanier
Comuty Commissioners, Farmers and
Merchants Bank of Lakeland, the Lake-
land. Lanier County Chamber of Com-
merce, Georgia Department of Natural Re-
sources, and the Banks Lake Outpost.
Banks Lake NWR is located off highway
122 in Lakeland. Georgia.
Flatlanders Lake is located in downtown Lakeland
off highway 221. For more information about this
event, please contact Okefenokee NWR at 912/496-7836.

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Wet Drg Storage
Fresh & Scalwater Licenses
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Wednesday, June 4, 2008

I build sheds, decks,
exterior carpentry work,
window and
.door replacement.
Call Bob: 850-242-9342


For Individuals &
Dr. Sylvia Tomberlin,
Middle Florida Baptist
Association Office
349 SW Captain Brown
Road, Madison, FL 32341
(M-W until 4pm), or
850-508-6877 anytime.
(not a licensed mental
health provider)

Greenville Pointe


1, 2 & 3 BR HC & non-HC acces-
sible apts. Rental assistance may be
available. HUD vouchers accepted.
Call 850-948-3056. TDD/TTY
711. 192 NW Greenville Pointe
Trail, Greenville, FL 32331. Equa
Housing Opportunity

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CMadison apartments

Rental assistance may be available.
HUD vouchers accepted. 1, 2, & 3
BR HC & non-HC accessible apts.
Call 850-973-8582, TDD/TTY
711. 315 SW Lawson Circle, Madi-
son, FL 32340. Equal Housing Op-

Cambridge Manor
Apartments designed for Senior's
and Disabled. 1BR ($409.)
2BR ($435.) Subsidy available
at times. HUD vouchers accepted
Call 850-973-3786 -
TTY Acs 711.
404 SW Sumatra Rd, Madison
This institution is an
Equal Opportunity Provider
and Employer

Madison Heights Apartments
1,2,3 & 4 bedroom apts.
Section 8 Housing designed for
low income families
150 SW Burngardner Dr.
Madison, FL
Phone 850-973-4290
TDD 1-800-545-1833 ext. 485
Equal Housing Opportunity
House for Rent
3BR, 2 Bath 3,000 S/F
$1,200. per month
$1,200. Deposit
In City Limits

Mobile Home for Rent
2 bedroom $135.80 per week.
$350.00 Security Deposit
Electric included
2BD, 2Bath Mobile Home,
quiet residential area.
$400 per month,
$200 deposit
Call for info 850-869-0916

House for rent in Madison

2 Bedroom house trailer
in a small trailer park, spaced
far apart. Looking for more
mature couple or singles,.
Very quiet setting.
No children
$300.00 per month
$250.00 deposit
Call 850-971-5856

6/4-6/6 pd
2BR / 2Bath $700.00

ng, on

4BR / 2Bath $1,200.
Beautiful country setting
Cypress Pond, 1 mile front

Office / Retail for lea
downtown next to Post (
and Courthouse
Good Parking 1500
$850.00 per month


with state highway frontage
23 acres, Corner lots.
Fronts both Harvey Greene Dr.
and Highway 53 South.

Natural gas line,
8 inch water main,
access to citi utilities,
fire hydrant, and service from
two power companies.
Property has easy access to -
1-10, via SR 53 & SR 14.

Will build to suit tenant.

Call Tommy Greene

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

With as little as
$500 Down
Prestige Home Center
Lake City, Florida

3 BR/2 BA Doublewide
Factory Direct
Prestige Home Center

5 acres Lee, North of Hwy 6,
Cayenne Rd. rolling hills,
restrictions, $39,995. $5,000
down $325/mo

4.7 acres Lee, county graded
road, $39,995, restrictions,
$5,000 down, $325/mo.

Madison, North of Hwy 6,
Cactus Rd., restrictions
14.8ac $99,995

25 Acres on Hwy 90, Lee, high
and dry, $4,500/ac

Larger tracts available
Call Chip Beggs

Real Estate For Sale

3BR One Bath,
New ElectricalWiring,
New CHA System, New Carpet,
New Exterior Vinyl Siding

Newly Constructed:
2BR 2 Bath Townhouse
1200S/F Heated Area
McWilliams Realty

3 BR/2 BA Doublewide
Factory Direct
Prestige Home Center

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

Advent Christian Village
386-658-JOBS (5627)
Charming community:
delightful people;
rewarding experience.

FT Social Service Coordinator to
perform admissions assessment,
provide social support in commu-
nity-integration-and coordinate-
services for clients in various
phases of independent living.
Bachelor's degree in social ser-
vices or related field required.
MSW & prior experience a plus.

m town PT Postal Worker
High school diploma or GED
preferred. Simple math skills &
strong customer service skills re-
6/4-7/4 quired. Some Saturdays includ-

Generous benefits available for
ase FT positions. EOE; Drug Free
Office Workplace, Criminal back-
ground checks required. Apply
s/f in person at ACV Personnel De-
partment Mon thru Fri, 9:00
a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Carter Vil-
7/1 lage Hall, 10680 Dowling Park
Drive, Dowling Park, FL; Fax re-
ial sume to (386) 658-5160; or visit

Experienced Waitress
P/T Cook on Weekeni
Apply in Person
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90 Miles per gallon 50CC
Scooter, Great for around
town and short commutes
Robert or Joan Emerson
2003 Mercury Marque
excellent condition, low mileage

Excellent Condition!
1 Owner, $10,000.00
70,500 miles; V6 3.5 Liter;
Automatic Transmission; 2WD
Air Conditioning Power Seat
Power Steering Roof Rack
Power Windows Alloy Wheels
Power Door Locks/keyless entry
Premium Sound
Front Side Air Bags
Dual Front Air Bags
Tilt Wheel Cruise Control
(4-Wheel) Leather Seats
6 Disk, in-dash CD Changer
Two Tone Paint
Wood Grain / Leather Steering
4 Wheel Traction Lock
(for rain or snow)


nt CASE ON SR 255
MONDAY 5/26/08
229-247-4166 OR


LPN CNA Position,
Monday thru Friday
Provide direct patient care and
the ability to work in a fast
paced environment
Please fax resume to:
Down Home Medical at

Advent Christian Vills
Current JOBS Line
Advertisement call
658-5627 or visit
24 hrs/day, 7 days/we
Be your BEST, Among the

FT / PT/ long -term care setting
Florida certification (CNA) or un-
restricted license (LPN) required..

PT; Unrestricted Florida license
required. Prior home health expe-
rience a plus. Must have valid
Florida driver's license.

Food Service Staff
PT/FT in various settings includ-
ing summer seasonal, institution-
al, and cafeteria. Prior experience
in institutional or cafeteria food
service a plus but not required.

FT positions include health, den-
tal, life, disability, supplemental
insurance; 403b retirement ac-
count; paid time off, access to on-
site daycare and fitness facilities.
Apply in person at Personne? Of-
fice Monday through Friday from
9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. or fax re-
sume/credentials to (386) 658-
5160. EOE / Drug-Free Work-
place / Criminal background

checks required.

Region, a non-profit-orga-
nization, seeks to compli-
ment its staff with the
following professional posi-

Family Support Specialist
This position will be re-
sponsible for providing child
care resource & referral
services, interviewing cus-
tomers to determine child
and family needs, deter-
mining eligibility for school
readiness tuition assis-
tance, maintaining cus-
tomer database, educating
parent about services and
community resources, re-
sponsible for placing cus-
tomers on the unified wait
list using a web-based sys-
tem and maintaining the
wait list for accuracy.

Job requires strong organi-
zational and customer
service skills, attention to
detail, and the ability to
work in a changing

Travel will be required.

Mail resumes and salary
requirements (including
position title) to:

Early Learning Coalition
325 John Knox Road
Building L Suite 201
Tallahassee, FL32303
Attn: Human Resources

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Lake Circle
age Exercise Equipment,
SFurniture, Household items,
Bicycle rack, Clothes and
Much More!
June 5 & 6 10:00-2:00 p.m.
ek Junle 7 8:00-2:00 p.m.
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Huge 4 family yard sale
1 day only, Saturday June 7th
8:00a.m. until
Antiques, household & much
more 1st house on Pioneer St.
Lee, FL 5 miles South of Lee on
Rd 255, follow signs
For more info call: 673-9880
Yard Sale located at 1266 NE
Cherry Lake Circle
exercise equipment,
furniture, household items,
bicycle rack, clothes and
much more!
Thursday & Friday
10:00 a.m 2:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m.
For more info call

Yard Sale Friday & Saturday
8:00- 2:00
Lee FL, SR255 off of 90,
cross railroad tracks,
1st road on left
7236 S.E. Farm Rd.
Household, baby & plus size

Family Support
Full-time position for
Jefferson County inter-
disciplinary team. Must
have a Master's degree
in Social Work or
related field. Two years
of hospice experience
Registered Nurse/
Case Manager
Full-time RN position for
Jeffersbn County.
Current Florida License
required, plus 2-3 years
experience preferred.
Great benefit package!
Interested candidates can
apply in person at 801 SW
Smith Street, Madison, FL
32340 or by faxing a resume
to: 850 575-6814 or
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Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, the following ap-
plication for permit was received on May 9, 2008:

Cedar Creek Ranch, Marrone Investments, Inc., 629 NE Third St., Dania, FL 33004,
has submitted an application for an Environmental Resource Permit Number 07-0395
for a total applicant-owned area of 68.3+/- acres with the total area of work in, on or
over wetlands or other surface waters of 1.35 acres. The project is located in Township
2 North, Range 9 East, and Section 10 in Madison County.

Interested persons may comment upon the application or submit a written request for
a staff report containing proposed agency action regarding the application by writing
to the Suwannee River Water Management District, Attn: Resource Management, 9225
C.R. 49, Live Oak, Florida 32060. Such comments or requests must be received by 5:00
PM within 21 days from the date of publication.

No further public notice will be provided regarding this application. A copy of the staff
report must be requested in order to remain advised of further proceedings.
Substantially affected persons are entitled to request an administrative hearing, pur-
suant to Title 28, Florida Administrative Code, regarding the proposed agency action
by submitting a written request after reviewing the staff report.



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All bankers, insurance agents and realtors are invited to a Fair Housing Workshop
sponsored by the City of Madison on June 10, 2008, at 3:30 p.m. in the City Commis-
sion Meeting Room, City Hall located at 321 Southwest Rutledge Street, Madison,

The workshop is being conducted in a handicapped accessible location. Any handi-
capped person requiring an interpreter for the hearing impaired or the visually im-
paired should contact Lee Anne Hall, City Clerk at (850) 973-5081 and an interpreter
will be provided. Any nonEnglish speaking person wishing to attend the workshop
should contact Lee Anne Hall and a language interpreter will be provided. Any handi-
capped person requiring special accommodation at this workshop should contact Lee
Anne Hall at least five calendar days prior to the workshop. To access a Telecommuni-
cation Device for Deaf (TDD) please call (850) 973-5083.




IN RE: Forfeiture of
One (1) 1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
VIN: 1GCEKI9T4XZ1l4527



Suwannee Valley Humane Society
1156 SE Bisbee Loop
Madison, Florida 32340
Two miles south of Lee off C.R. 255
From 10 Exit 262. Take C.R.2555 north miles
We are a Limited Space Shelter (no kill). You must check with
us prior to bringing a drop-off animal to the shelter. Hours; Tues. to
Sat. 10:00 to 2:00, or by appointment. Visit our website and see the
animals that need a really good home at or at our e-mail address suwan-
Lost and Found Pets:
If you have lost a pet or found one, the humane society will
help you find your pet. Call us at (850) 971- 9904 or toll free at 1-
866-236-7812. Leave a message if we are closed, we will return
your call. Remember to always call your local animal controls or
shelters if you have found a lost or found pet.
You must come see our thrift stores, if you have not been here
before. We have three stores, a boutique, clothing and furniture. We
are always looking for donations for the stores.. Please keep us in
mind if you have items in good condition you would like to donate
to us.
We have a recycling bin on our property newspapers, maga-
zines, and catalogs. The bin will take all kinds of paper. We also
have a bin in Live Oak at 305 Pinewood Drive, just west Of John-
son's Appliance/Radio Shack. We also collect aluminum cans to re-
cycle. Just bring them to the shelter. All the money goes to help the
homeless animals. .
The Suwannee Valley Humane Society depends on adoptions
for $65.00 which INCLUDES, spay/neuter, de-worm, heart-
worm/feline leukemia tested and rabies shot (if old enough). Please
come and visit us, our animals would love to meet you.

3431 Laddie is a 3 V2 month old Lab/ Mix. He is black with a
white face. He is a very sweet puppy.

3428 May is a all American Mixed dog. She is brindle color and
is 10 months old.

3426 Lucas a 3 /2 month old, Lab/Mix. He is black and a very
nice puppy.

3424 Besty is a 3 V2 month old Mixed Breed. She is all white
and has one brindle eye.

3385 Carissa is a Chow/Chi. She is 5 2 months old and is gray.
She is a very friendly and loving puppy.

3432 Bambi is a 8 week old, black and white kitty. She is very
sweet and playful.

3418 Dody is a white kitty'with tabby spotting. She is house
broken and has spent most of her life inside.

3416 Midnite is a black male. He is 2 /2 months old and is very

3409 Meshia a Siamese/Mix, is 1 year 7 months old. She would
love to have a home.

3406 Sweet-Pea is 8 V months old and is all gray. She is a very
nice and loveable kitty.
A Great Dame, she is white with black patches. She is a very friendly
and beautiful dog. She was lost in Jasper, Jennings area.In Hamilton Coun-
ty, if you have found her. Please call Ron @ (386) 938 -2100.
A Chihuahua, kind of brownish color. A male, not neutered and weight
between 10 & 15 pounds. Was found at CVS Parking Lotin Live Oak. If this
is your dog please call Andrew Decker @ cell # (904) 962 5322.
If you have lost or found an animal, you would like to report Please feel
free to call us and I will put your report in the paper free.

Spaying And Neutering
Experts, say the most important thing people can do to help their pets is
to get them spayed or neutered. This means the animals get an operation, to
be sure they can't have kittens or puppies. They are asleep during the opera-
tion, so they aren't scared or in pain.
Spaying and neutering are so important because there are so many ani-
mals needing care and not enough homes or shelters for them.
One cat or dog can have many litters in its life. Its kittens or puppies can
have many litters, too. This can end up creating thousands of new cats and
All of us here at the Suwannee Valley Humane Society would like to
thank all of our supporters and friends, for making our Spring Fling
a Big success.

ASE NO.: 08-241-CA


ALL PERSONS who claim an interest in the following property: 1999 Chevrolet Sil-
verado 1500, VIN 1GCEK19T4XZ114527, which was seized because said property is
alleged to be contraband as defined by Sections 932.701 (2)(a)(1-6), Florida Statutes, by
the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, Division of Florida Highway
Patrol, on or about March 18, 2008, in Madison County, Florida. Any owner, entity,
bona fide lienholder, or person in possession of the property when seized has the right
to request an adversarial preliminary hearing for a probable cause determination with-
in fifteen (15) days of initial receipt of'notice, by providing such request to Sandra R.
Coulter, Assistant General Counsel, Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehi-
cles, 2900 Apalachee Parkway, Room A432, Tallahassee, Florida 32399, by certified :
mail return receipt requested. A complaint for forfeiture has been filed in the above
styled court.

6/4/08 & 6/11/08


as Mortgage, CASE No. 2008-57-CA



NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuantto a Default Final Judgment of Foreclo-
sure dated March 12, 2008, in the above referenced case in which ARTHUR GLEN
tenants; and other unknown parties in possession, including the unknown spouse of
any person in possession of the property, and if named Defendant is deceased, the sur-
viving spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and all other parties claiming by,
through, under or against that Defendant, and all claimants, persons or parties natur-
al or corporate, or described Defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for
cash in the Madison County Courthouse in Madison, Florida as the Clerk of the Court
may direct provided that said sale must be commenced on the 23rd day of June, 2008,
at 11:00 am the following described property set forth in the Default Final Judgment
of Foreclosure:
Lot number 3, Block B, Meadow Run Subdivision, as recorded in Plat
Book 2, Page 13, of the Official Records of Madison County, Florida, Containing .33
acres more or less.
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.


WITNESS my hand and the official seal of said Court, this 20th day of May, 2008 at
Madison, Madison County, Florida.


Monica Taibl
Attorney for the Plaintiff'
P.O. Box 836
Madison, FL 32341
Phone: (850) 973-1477
FL Bar 035058


By: Ramona Dickinson
As Deputy Clerk

6/4/08 and 6/11/08


CASE NO.: 08-55-CA

11 as Mortgagee,




NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Default Final Judgment of
SForeclosure dated March 12, 2008, in the above referenced case in which ARTHUR
tenants; and other unknown parties in possession, including the unknown spouse of
j. any person in possession of the property, and if named Defendant is deceased, the sur-
' giving spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and all other parties claiming by,
through, under or against that Deferidant, and all claimants, persons or parties natur-
al or corporate, or described Defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for-
Scash in the Madison County Courthouse in Madison, Florida as the Clerk of the Court
may direct provided that said sale must be commenced on the 23rd day of June, 2008,
Sat 11:00 am the following described property set forth in the Default Final Judgment
!' of Foreclosure:
From the southeast corner of the West half of the Southeast quarter, section 28,
Township 1 North Range 9 East, run North 21.94 chains, thence West 14.31 chains to a
SPOINT OF BEGINNING thence run North 1.59 chains, thence run West 1.59 chains,
SIhence run South 1.59 chains, and thence run East 1.49 chains to POINT OF BEGIN-
SNING, containing 1/ acre, more or less.

,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.


\ [ITNESS my hand ad the official seal of said Court, this 20th day of May, 2008 at
\ Madison, Madison County, Florida.

, Monica Taibl
% \torney for the Plaintiff
P.O. Box 836
* Madison, FL 32341
Phone: (850) 973-1477
F L Bar 035058

', 4/08 and 6/11/08
55u5 s e5' a.5 i5'5555^5a' '5

By: Ramona Dickinson
as Deputy Clerk

555 "55. 's5s~55 'ass'ess. 'ss'55sV5re ~'5s'5 'ssasss5


June 4. 2008 and June 11. 2008

Got ,news
straight from
the horse's mouth? ?

We Do.,

The Madison County Carrier '
& Madison Enterprise Recorder



Under the Authority of the Self-Service Storage Facility Act, Section83.805 the de-
scribed below has been seized for nonpayment of rent and other accrued expenses.
Property consists primarily of household & personal goods in units rented by: Minnie
Robinson, Bessie Palmore, Delores Akins, Darlene Mccormick, and Donna Wright. The
property will be sold at auction to the highest bidder as provided by the Self-Storage
Facility Act, Section 83.806. The sale will be held Saturday June 21, 2008 at 9:00 a.m.,
at the Madison Mini Storage, 1098 E. U.S. 90; in Madison. Florida. For further infor-
mation call 973-6246.

6/4/08 & 6/11/08


The City of Madison is considering applying to the Florida Department of Communi-
ty Affairs for a Small Cities Community Development Block Grant of up to $700,000.
These funds must be used for one of the following purposes:
1. To benefit low- and moderate-income persons; or

2. To aid in the prevention or elimination of slums or blight; or

3. To meet other community development needs having a particular urgency because
existing conditions pose a serious and immediate threat to the health or Welfare of the
community and where other financial resources are not available to meet such needs.

The category of activities for which these funds may be used are in the areas of hous-
ing, neighborhood revitalization, commercial revitalization, or economic development
and include such improvement activities as acquisition of real property, rehabilitation
of houses and commercial buildings, code improvement activities, and construction of
infrastructure, including water and sewer improvements, street improvements, and
drainage and neighborhood facilities. Additional information concerning the range of
activities that may be undertaken will be provided at the public hearing.'

At least 70% of the funds must be proposed to be spent on activities that benefit low-
and moderate-income persons.

In developing an application for submission to the Department, the applying local gov-
ernment must plan to minimize displacement of persons as a result of planned Com-
munity Development Block Grant activities. In addition, the applying local government
is required to develop a plan to.assist displaced persons.

A public hearing to receive citizen views concerning housing and community develop-
ment needs will be held in the City Commission Meeting Room, City Hall located at
321 Southwest Rutledge Street, Madison, Florida on June 10, 2008, at 5:30 p.m. or as
soon thereafter as the matter can be heard. To obtain additional information concern-
ing the public hearing, contact Lee Anne Hall, City Clerk, City Hall located at 321
Southwest Rutledge Street, Madison, Florida, telephone number (850) 973-5081.

The public hearing is being conducted in a handicapped accessible location. Any hand-
icapped person requiring an interpreter for the hearing impaired or the visually im-
paired should contact Lee Anne Hall at least five calendar days prior to the public
hearing and an interpreter will be provided. Any nonEnglish speaking person wishing
to attend the public hearing should contact Lee Anne Hall at least five calendar days
prior to the public hea-ing and a language interpreter will be provided. Any handi-
capped person requiring special accommodation at this meeting should contact Lee
Anne Hall at least five calendar days prior to the public hearing. To access a Telecom-
munication Device for Deaf (TDD) please call (850) 973-5083.




NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Madison County Board of County Commis-
sioners, Madison County, Florida will receive sealed bid proposals for Group Health
Insurance Coverage for all full time employees, retirees and COBRA participants, at
the Madison County Clerk of Court's office, 125 SW Range Ave, Room 101, Madison,
Florida until 4:00 p.m., on Friday, June 27, 2008. All bids will be publicly opened and
read at 4:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as practical on that date.

Said insurance coverage will be for a 12-month period beginning October 1, 2008, or
on the date mutually agreed upon by the Board of County Commissioners and the suc-
cessful bidder.

All contracts must meet all applicable Federal and State Laws regulating coverage,
conversions, and extending benefits.

Each bidder must state the monthly costs for each employee. Each bid should be a
four-tier arrangement. Monthly rates quoted should be single, employee/spouse, em-
ployee/children and family.

Each bidder must furnish detailed specifications with their bids. Specifications should
include, at a minimum, coverage, limitations, exclusions, deductibles, co-payments, and
listing of medical providers.

Seven (7) copies of bid should be submitted in a sealed envelope marked "MADISON
BOX 237, MADISON, FLORIDA 32341-0237.

All questions and requests for information should be directed to Tim Sanders, Clerk,
Madison County Board of County Commissioners, at (850) 973-1500.

The BOARD reserves the right to waive informalities in any bid, to accept or reject any
or all bids in whole or in part, with or without cause, and to accept the bid that in their
judgment will be in the best interest of MADISON COUNTY.

5/30/08 and 6/4/08


CASE NO. 2008-47-CP



The administration of the estate of Delorise Lewis, deceased, whose date of death
was July 26, 2007; is pending in the Circuit Court for Madison County, Florida, Pro-
bate Division; File Number 2008-47-CP; the names and addresses of the personal rep-
resentative and tile personal representative's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and other persons, who have claims or demands
against decedent's estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, and
iwho have been served a copy of this notice, must file their claims with this court WITH-
All other creditors of the decedent and other persons who have claims or de-
mands against the decedent's estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated
claims, must file their claims with this court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER


Attorney for Personal Representative: Personal Representative:.

/s/ Clay A. Schnltker /sflTruman Clyde Cruce
Clay A. Schnitker Truman Clyde Cruce
Fla Bar No.349143 262 NW Woodpecker Way
Davis, Schnitker, Reeves & Browning, P.A. Greenville, Florida 32331.
Post Office Drawer 652 .
Madison, Florida 32341 Is/ Kathrvn KinseV Lewis Lynn
(850) 973-4186 Kathryn Kinsey Lewis Lynn
11057 SW Mount Gilead Road
Greenville, Florida 32331

14A Madison County Carrier

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

City of Madison, Florida
2007 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report
We're pleased to present to you this year's Annual Water Quality Report. This report is
designed to inform you about the quality water and services we deliver to you every day. Our
constant goal is to provide you with a safe and dependable supply of drinking water. We want
you to understand the efforts we make to continually improve the water treatment process
and protect our water resources. We are committed to ensuring the quality of your water. The
city's water is secured from three wells located around the City. Your water is drawn from the
prestigious Floridan Aquifer and is chlorinated for disinfection purposes then fluoridated for
dental health purposes; a sequestering agent is also added for the purpose of corrosion con-
If you have any questions about this report or concerning your water utility, please con-
tact Mr. Johnny Webb, Water Supervisor for the City of Madison at (850) 973-5081. Ifyou
want to learn more, please attend any of our regularly scheduled meetings.They are heldon
the second Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall, 321 SW. Rutledge St., Madison,
The City of Madison routinely monitors for contaminants in your drinking water accord-
ing to Federal and State laws, rules, and regulations. Except where indicated otherwise, this
report is based on the results of our monitoring for the period of January 1 to December 31,
2007. Data obtained before January 1, 2007, and presented in this report are from the most
recent testing done in accordance with the laws, rules, and regulations.
The Department of Environmental Protection has performed a Source Water Assessment
on our system in 2006. These assessments were conducted to provide information about any
potential sources of contamination in the vicinity of our wells. 4 potential sources of contam-
ination were identified with high susceptibility to city wells. The assessment results are avail-
able on the FDEP Source Water Assessment and Protection Program website at
Thank you for allowing us to continue providing your family with clean, quality water this
year. In order to maintain a safe and dependable water supply we.sometimes need to make
improvements that will benefit all of our customers. These improvements are sometimes re-
flected as rate structure adjustments. Thank you for understanding.
The sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include rivers, lakes,
streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs and wells. As water travels over the surface of the land
or through the ground, it dissolves naturally occurring minerals and, in some cases, radioac-
tive material, and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or from
human activity.
Contaminants that may be present in source water include:
(A) Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, which may come from sewage
treatment plants, septic systems, agricultural livestock operations, and wildlife.
(B) Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which can be naturally-occurring or
result from urban stormwater runoff, industrial or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and
gas production, mining, or farming.
(C) Pesticides and herbicides, which may come from a variety of sources such as agriculture,
urban stormwater runoff, and residential uses.
(D) Organic chemical contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, which
are by-products of industrial processes and petroleum production, and can also come from
gas stations, urban stormwater runoff, and septic systems.
(E) Radioactive contaminants, which can be naturally occurring or be the result of oil and gas
production and mining activities.
In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, the USEPA prescribes regulations which limit
the amount of certain contaminants in water provided by public water systems. The Food and
Drug Administration (FDA) regulations establish limits for contaminants in bottled water, which
must provide the same protection for public health
All drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least
small amounts of some contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily
indicate that the water poses a health risk. More information about contaminants and poten-
tial health effects can be obtained by calling the Environmental Protection Agency's Safe
Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791.
Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general
population. Immuno-compromised persons such as persons with cancer undergoing
chemotherapy, persons who have undergone organ transplants, people with HIV/AIDS or
other immune system disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly at risk from in-
fections. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care
providers. EPA/CDC guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by Cryp-
tosporidium and other microbiological contaminants are available from the Safe Drinking Water
Hotline (800-426-4791).
In the table below, you may find unfamiliar terms and abbreviations. To help you better un-
derstand these terms we've provided the following definitions:
Initial Distribution System Evaluation (IDSE): An. important part of the Stage 2 Disinfec-
tion Byproducts Rule (DBPR). The IDSE is a one-time study conducted by water systems to
identify distribution system locations with high concentrations of trihalomethanes (THMs) and
haloacetic acids (HAAs). Water systems will use results from the IDSE, in conjunction with
their Stage 1 DBPR compliance monitoring data, to select compliance monitoring locations for
the Stage 2 DBPR.
Maximum Contaminant Level or MCL: The highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in
drinking water. MCLs are set as close to the MCLGs as feasible using the best available treat-
ment technology.
Maximum Contaminant Level Goal or MCLG: The level of a contaminant in drinking water
below which there is no known or expected risk to health.. MCLGs allow for a margin of safety.
Maximum residual disinfectant level or MRDL: The highest level of a disinfectant allowed
in drinking water. There is convincing evidence that addition of a disinfectant is necessary for
control of microbial contaminants.
Maximum residual disinfectant level goal or MRDLG: The level of a drinking water disin-
fectant below which there is no known or expected risk to health. MRDLGs to not reflect the
benefits of the use of disinfectants to control microbial contaminants.
Action Level(AL): The concentration of a contaminant that, if exceeded, triggers treatment
or other requirements that a water system must follow.
Non-Detects (ND) means not detected and indicates that the substance was not found by lab-
oratory analysis.
Parts per million (ppm) or Milligrams per liter(mg/l) one part by weight of analyte to 1
million parts by weight of the water sample.
Parts per billion (ppb) or Micrograms per liter (pg/I) one part by weight of analyte to 1
billion parts by weight of the water sample.
Picocurie per liter (pCi/L) measure of the radioactivity in water.
The state allows us to monitor for some contaminants less than once per year because
the concentration of these contaminants does not change frequently. Some of our data,
though representative, are more than one year old.
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All drinking water, Including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts
of some contaminants. 'he presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that the water poses a
health risk, More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling
the Environmental Protection Agency's Sqfe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791. Coples f the Ct
of Madison's 2006 Annual Drinking Wat tr Quality Report are available at Ci& Hall, 321 SW Rutledge
Stret. Madlson. Florida 32344



Jon D. Caminez
Boair Ce irfic d Civil TrialAttorney

Ian Brown
Cary A. "Bo" Hiardee, III


(850) 997-8181
The hiring of a lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely upon
advertisements. Before you decide, ask the lawyer to send you free written inifrmation
about their qudhri if i,, w s and experience.

Florida Youth Pledge To Be Tobacco

Free On World No Tobacco Day


TryaTheir First Cigarette

Tobacco Free Florida
is celebrating World No
Tobacco Day on May 31 by
encouraging youth to
pledge that they will re-
main tobacco free and to-
bacco users to quit for
good. Beginning May 28,
visitors to tobac- will
have the opportunity to
take the "I Care" pledge to
avoid using cigarettes and
smokeless tobacco prod-
ucts. A printable pledge
card is also available on
the website for distribu-
tion in schools or youth

A poll on Tobacco Free
Florida's Facebook page,
will count the number of
"I Care" pledges received.
Those who pledge to re-
main tobacco free will be
able to share their stories
and spread the word to
others by becoming a.
"fan" on Facebook. Cur-
rently, there are more
than 18,000 "fans" on To-
bacco Free Florida's Face-
book page who have de-
clared to live a healthier
tobacco-free lifestyle.
"By taking the "I
Care" pledge, youth
choose to abstain from all
forms of tobacco use, al-
lowing them to serve as
positive role models in
their family and friend's
lives, not to mention soci-

ety as a whole, says Kim
Berfield, Deputy Secre-
tary of the Florida De-
partment of Health. "It is
crucial that youth recog-
nize the importance of
claiming their right to
health and healthy living
by avoiding cigarettes and
smokeless tobacco."
Children and
teenagers make up 90% of
the new smokers in the
United States and each
day, more than 4,000 young
people between the ages of
12 and 17 try their first
cigarette. Another 1,140
become regular, daily



smokers and of those;
about a third will die from
a smoking-related disease.
According to the Centers
for Disease Control and.
Prevention, the younger
one begins to smoke,, the
more likely they will be-
come an adult smoker.
Young people who do not
start using tobacco by age
18 will most likely never
For more information
on Tobacco Free Florida,
please contact Pam Schul-
tetus at me-
m or (850) 668-2222.

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nald and Jacquelyn


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