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Title: Madison County carrier
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Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 58 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Tommy Greene
Place of Publication: Madison Fla
Publication Date: March 11, 2009
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, March 2009 TheSt f Madison ounty
45 NO. 31 Madison County's Award-Winning Newspaper

Lee Teenager Reported Missing
gBy Jacob Bembry text message telling a Pink Floyd hoodie, gel's whereabouts or,
Greene Publishing, her that she loved her Angel is a straw- who may have seen
Inc. ..approximately 30 niri- berry bldnde with her during* the past
A teenage girl from utes before her father hazel eyes. She is ap- week, they are urged
Lee went missing last went to give her some proximately 5'4" to 5'6" to call the Madison
Tuesday, March 3 medicine. tall. She usually wears County JailF at (850)
.According to law The girl missing is glasses and her hair in 973-4001.
enforcement and fami- Angela "Angel" Jones, a bun. Jacob Bembry can
ly members, the girl 17. She was last seen If anyone has any be reached at jacob@;
had sent her mother a wearing blue jeans and information on An- *

Mis Lee Pageant SetFor Saturday C Sh Klls Two

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Fran Hunt, March 5, 2009
A man and a woman were killed in a two-vehicle
crash involving a log truck, driven by 55-year-old
Leroy McQuay of Madison.
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
A Madison County log truck driver was involved
in a accident that claimed the lives of a man and
,Photo submitted by April Herring woman on Thursday, March 5, in Jefferson County
Teen Miss Lee contestants are, from left to right: Jodi Phillips, Kay- According to a Florida Highway Patrol report,
lyn Fox, Elaine Terry and Kasey Odom. Carl D. Black. 74, of Tavares, was traveling west on
Interstate 10 in the inside lane, four miles west of US
Leroy McQuay, 55, of Madison, was traveling
westbound on 1-10 in the outside designated merge
lane, where traffic was reduced to one lane due to
roadway construction in the area.
As Black's 2001 Land Rover approached the area
of the roadway that merges, it struck several con-
struction drums and sideswiped McQuay's log truck
with its right side.
Black's vehicle traveled off the north shoulder,
striking several trees before coming to a final rest,
facing eastbound on the north shoulder of 1-10.
-"McQuay's log truck came to a final rest, facing
westbound on the north shoulder of 1-10.
Black and his passenger, Joann Black, 74, also of
Tavares, were pronounced dead at Tallahassee
*Memorial Hospital.
McQuay was not injured in the wreck.
FHP Trooper Daniel Jones was the investigating
Photo submitted by April Herring Jacob Bemnbry can be reached at jacob@greene
Competing for Pre-Teen Miss Lee are, from left to right: Kelsey publishing.conm.
Odom, Celina Ouintana, Amanda Miller and Casey Hooker.
By Jacob Bembi, Women's. Pregnancy
Greene Publishing. Inc. Center Hold
The Miss Lee Pageant is set for Saturday; March 14, at 6 p.m., at the Center To Hold
Van H. Priest Auditorium in Madison.
Admission for the event is $5 for adults. $3 for school-aged children W alk ForLife
and children under five get in free.
Go out and support Lee Day and the future of Lee by attending the A Women's Pregnancy Center will hold its 2009
Miss Lee pageant. Walk for Life this Saturday, March 14, at the Madi-
Jacob Bembry can be reached at jacobrigreenepublishing.comn. son Courthouse. Registration is at 8:30 a.m. and the
opening ceremony is at 9 a.m. For more information
call 850-973-6970 or go to ww
Attempted Murder Cowboy N hts

Suspect Caught "A at"
Caught.dessert buffet con-
During Routine cert MarAch 19th,

Traffic Stop M adison Hgh
School ,Gym 7:OO0
By Jacob Bembi Inc- PM Tickets avail-
oAn Hispanic male, wanted able thru any band
on an outstanding warrant in
Marion County for attempted student or contact
firearm, was arrested in Madi- Geoffrey H ill at
son rding to a Madison Milton Jose Franco h 211 a l o e 2 ,
County Sheriff's Office re- Gonzales
port, Deputy Marcus Jones conducted a routhhe traf-
Gic stop on a driver, who identified himself as Rony
It was later discovered that the driver's actual
name was Milton Jose Franco Gonzales.
Gonzales was arrested on additional charges of
not having a valid driver's license and resisting
without violence.
Gonzales was held in the county jail for extradi-

tion to Marion County
2 Sections. 28 Pages Local & Regional Crime 4A ia -
Around Madison 6-8A History 11A w "L Bt tn 4
Bridal Guide g 1 9A Obituaries 5A We3 ai l!
Classifieds/Legals 14-15A Money & Finance 12A T Mee--y tirofNNtiW *N I ON" al viTttlM bt
Path of Faith B Section Health, J 13A O f 7WIW

2A Madison County Carrier

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


Wandering With
The Publisher
Mary Ellen Greene
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Happy Birthday to.

my twin brother

and "wombmate"

Wiley Selman,

March 10

And to my sister-in-law,

Wanda Selman,

March 17

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

Keep Up The Good Work, C.A.L.L.

Dear Editor:
I want to take this opportunity to express my con-
gratulations-to the overwhelming majority of Madison
County voters in demonstrating their good judgment by
NOT signing the recent petition calling for a "Wet-Dry"
Election in your county You be commended for
this wise decision.
The major (but phony) argument of the supporters
for such an election is nothing new. I have for
decades. But legalizing the sales of alcoholic beverages
will NOT bring in additional tax revenues to Madison
County It is a well-known fact proven over and over
again in jurisdictions throughout the United States
which have legalized liquor sales that for every $1 in
additional tax revenue, it costs the government, at a
minimum, $3 in additional tax expenditures to take.
care of the law enforcement and social costs resulting
from the sales of alcoholic beverages!
I challenge anyone to dispute these facts!
The supporters' of the "Wet-Dry" election also
know these facts are true. But the REAL'reason the
supporters of the "Wet-Dry" election want alcoholic
beverages to be sold in your county is solely for their
selfish convenience of being able to run down to a local,
liquor store to purchase their hard liquor, or to be able,
to go to a local restaurant and have a mixed drink with
their meal. They don't care that making alcoholic bev-
erages easily available to the citizenry results in more'
local alcohol-related traffic fatalities and more local
people becoming addicted to alcoholic beverages. It is
their selfishness and indifference to the welfare of
their fellow citizens which motivates them!
Lastly I want to encourage the leaders of the local

Family Of Korean
I am searching for the family of one of your
native sons that was lost in the Korean War. At
this time the government has no family con-
tact. When the soldier entered service he
gave 'Madison County. Florida as his home, of
record. He is credited to Madison County.
Born: 1930 ,'
Date of loss: November 7, 1950 MIA "
Unit: Hq Btry 96th Art Btn. X Corps -
-When the Korean War ended the enemy nev-
'eT returned or accounted for over 8.000 of our
,servicemen. They died in their hands. That was
,over 50 years ago. Since that time DNA has been
perfected and also they are recovering remains
in North Korea. Our government is obligated to
return those remains to the proper family. DNA
samples have been obtained from most of the
families of these missing soldiers. For various
reasons some families have not been located.
There .are 30 families from Florida that
have not ,been 1pcated. There is one family

C.A.L.L. organization to remain intact. Too often, after
a victory against the campaign for alcoholic beverage
sales, we temperance leaders getindifferent and then
: before we know it the advocates of liquor sales are at it
again. They refuse to give up. Their theory is that they
can keep chipping away and eventually we will get dis-
couraged and decide not to fight them anymore.
I encourage C.A.L.L. to remain organized. Keep re-
minding the voters via.educational programs of the de-
struction which ,Alcohol brings to any community
Demand from all candidates for all local public offices
in Madison County as to what position they take on
liquor sales. Publicly oppose those who support liquor
sales or who fail to publicly take a position. Publicly
support only those who take a position against Alco-
holic beverage sales.
The Prohibition Party a political party that has
been fighting Alcohol in America for some 140 years. -
and a party that is legally organized and recognized in
Florida, as well as being ballot-positioned by the Secre-
tary of State, stands ready to work with C.A.L.L.
It is my prayer that Madison County will remain
"Dry" for many decades to come. If it will, Madison
County will remain an ideal community for living and
working. .
Bill Bledsoe, Chairman
Prohibition Party of Florida
Post Office Box 3554
Milton, Florida 32572
(850) 686-1122

War MIA Sought
from Madison County that has not been locat-
When the remains are recovered and identi-
fied they will be returned to the family for prop-
er burial. I am just, an old (78 years) Combat
Veteran out of the Korean War and thankful
that I did return. I consider this a very noble
causes and I hope that you can help in some way
to find this family. For more information on the
project you may go to My
part in the program is to match up the lost fam-
ilies with the proper agency.
I..will be grateful for any. assistance in locat-
ing this family. >
H" arold Davis
517 Mohican Trail
Wilmington, NC 28409
40th Infantry Division
Korea '52-'53
You may use my name, phone number and
email as a point of contact.
Harold Davis

Dot Alexander grew up in Madison Coun-
ty, where she is very pleased to call home
again after living a /while in Taylor County
while employed by the Credit Union at Buck-
eye. Now a valued member of the Supervisor
of Elections Office, Dot still combines her dis-
tinct professionalism with her even more dis-
tinct smile that captures colleagues and-
visitors alike.
* Dot and husband Al have two daughters,
Gilda Washington (Chesapeake, Va.) and
Robin Harvey (Orlando), The Washingtons
(husband Ernest, Jr.) have four children: Gre-
gory (13), Alex (10), Erica (9) and Brian (7).
Robin Harvey has one so., Charles, Jr.: (20-
months). When speaking of her grandchil-
dren, Dot beams with pride, although" her
"hobby," as she puts it, is visiting and caring
for the elderly, which she does regularly
The Alexanders attend Pineland Church,.
where Dot also assists with the tutoring pro-
gram every Wednesday afternoon.
"I-grew up here and truly love Madison
County I attended NFCC where I came to ap-
preciate the importance of a good education.
It is essential that the youth of Madison Coun-'
ty learn and grow, including participating in
government through voting," Dot explains.
"No vote, no voice."
Dot Alexander is a neighbor many have
already enjoyed meeting, and there's no doubt
that others will as well, considering her enor-
mous community involvement and pride.

Thank YOU cont from Page lA
took Tampa General Hospital, where he was treated
The family of Betty Sue and released within a few hours, Carter added. Bagley was ar-
Buchanan would like to thank rested at home at 4:30 p.m. Saturday and was released on
ichanan would h ike 'to tiank a $25,000 bond Sunday.
everyone for their cards, visits, Hayes, 21, was picked by the Bucs in the:sixth round of the
flowers, and prayers during the 2008 NFL draft. He is expected to compete for the starting out-
last few weeks. The outpouring of a side linebacker spot vacated by the release of 10-time Pro Bowl
love from this community has linebacker Derrick Brooks, although the Bucs had'no comment
been amazing and we appreciate I on the incident.
every act of kindness you have The 6-foot-1, 226-pound Hayes played nihe games last sea-
shown our family. We are so son and was a standout on special teams, recording 13 tackles
blessed to be part of such a loving and blocking a punt against Carolina, returning it 22 yards for
community. a touchdown. Unfortunately, he tore an anterior cruciate liga-
ment in his knee in Week 11 against Minnesota, ending his sea-
Randy, Kim, Allison and Molly The coaches and staff of Madison County High School ex-
Theron, Beth, Jacob and Joshua pressed their hope for a quick recovery, wishing the athlete
great success in the upcoming season with Tampa Bay.
Michael Curtis can .be reached at michael@greene


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I Letters To The Editor ::

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


Madison County Carrier 3A


SLee Pageant Set For

This Saturday Evening
The Lee Day Pageant is scheduled for this Saturday,
March 14, at 6 p.m., at the Van H. Priest auditorium. G6
out and show your support for the contestants in the
On Saturday March 28, there will be a reenactment
bf the signingof the charter for the Town of Lee. There
will also be fireworks, provided by Johnson & Johnson,
as well as a band. Sounds like a hot time in the old town
that night!
Lee Day is set for Saturday April 4. Make plans now
to attend this festive event where Rip van Winkle stops
-happing and proverbial village of Brigadoon comes to
Also that evening, an open microphone gospel mu-
Ssic jamboree will be held at Lee Worship Center begin-
hing at 6:30 p.m. Bring a covered dish, yourself and your
W willingness to sing or just to listen and enjoy a night of
great- gospel music. For more information, please call
Allen or Brenda McCormick at (850) 971-4135.
That's all the news for-this week! Have a great week
and a beautiful forever! May God bless each and every
one of you!

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ture of DNA was dis-
covered in 1953 by
SJames Watson and
'Francis Crick. The
length of a single hu-
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when extended, is 1.7
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He is the
proud son of Dem-
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and Kendrick
Ciaddock. He 13
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adores his par-i
ents a lot. H'e
is the loving
S. Grandson of
ton) William,
CalvI (Lillie)
Sand Kathy"
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iok. He is the great-grand-
Sson of Glory Mitchell and the late Tommie
Mitchell., the late Mary Edwards, Eddie Ed-
Swards, James Fead and the late Gloria Pow-
S He is the great-great-grandson of Otha
Mae'Straughter. He is the nephew of Deudra,
S Ricky, Shonkirra, Tomeace, Ca'Nedra, Jen-
nifer, Joe and Michael. He is the great
nephew of Pennie, Felicia, Craig, Wayne and
Todd. His godparents are Rev. Kelvin and ,
STracey Robinson. His special cousins are
SJacarre and Jazavier.
Mom, Dad, grandparents, great-grand-
parents, auntie, uncles, cousin and godpar-
gents .r

TrI-County Electric
workers, Sonny Sadler,
Royce Hutchinson, Jim-
my Burnette, and Joey
Whiddon, were on hand
to make the Annual
Meeting a success for
Tri-County Electic Co-
operative. They are pic-
tured left to right in the


A couple, of cen-
turies ago Napoleon is
attributed to have said:
"China is a sleeping'
tiger; God help the world
if she, ever awakes."
Now the home of 1.3 bil-
lion souls, one-fifth of
the world's population,
and fast-growing econo-
my, it is safe to say that
China is awake.
During World War.II,
the fate of America's re-
lationship with China
rested in the hands of
two generals, Claire Lee
Chennault and his boss,
Joseph ,Warren Stilwell.
Chennault had .been in
China since 1937 work-.
ing for Generalissimo
Chiang Kai-shek to orga-
nize the- Chinese Air
Force. Before that; he
had been a fighter tacti-
cian at the Air Corps
Tactical School in Alaba-
ma. His theory and style
had run counter to Air
Corps doctrine, and the
establishment had found
a way tf'retire him early.
In the first months
after the Pearl Harbor at-
tack, the Roosevelt Ad-
ministration was
concerned about the fate
of China could Chi-
ang's government stand
up to the relentless 4-
year old attacks from the
invading Japanese.. To
bolster Chiang as chief
of staff, the War Depart-
ment dispatched an old
China hand "Vinegar
Joe" Stilwell. When Stil-
well arrived in February
1942 with a small staff; it
was to be his fourth as-
signment to China. He
understood the people,
and culture well and
spoke their language flu-
ently. With 38 years of
infantry experience, no
one in the American
Army was better suited
for this difficult assign-
Almost immediately,
Stilwell and Chennault
clashed, and the relation-
ship would only degener-
ate over time. There
were some minor person-
ality clashes between the
two headstrong men, but
the principal area of dis-
agreement was between
an air strategy and a co-
ordinated air-ground ap-
proach to the war.
Chennault was con-
vinced that Japan could
be defeated by air power
alone flying from bases
in China under his com-
mand. It was a relatively
cheap war (he devised a
bare-bones plan to de-
stroy the Japanese Em-
pire with, only 147
aircraft) and he sold the
idea to Chiang.
Chennault's nominal
boss, Lieutenant General
Stilwell had far more ex-

ersus Chennault PressAsso

k nAward Winir Newspaper

Joe Boyles
Guest Columnist

perience in China as well
as military seasoning.
His job was to get Chiang
to organize his military
to fight the Japanese in a
coordinated air-ground
fashion. As an old in-
fantryman, he was con-
cerned about logistics
and protection of Chen-
nault's airfields., Both of
these concerns figured
little in Chennault's
Chiang had another
agenda besides the
Japanese `- he was con-
cerned about the long-
term threat of ,Mao
Tse-tung's communist in-
surgency in Northern
China. Chennault's
"cheap war" strategy
played. well with Chiang
he could get Chen-
nault's Flying Tigers to
fight the Japanese while'
he kept his powder .dry
for the bigger enemy,
Mao Tse-tung.,
For two and a half
years, the wrangling
went on between Chiang
and Chennault on one
side, and Stilwell on the
other. Stilwell would
have been dismissed long
before had it not been for
his two allies in the Pen-
tagon, Secretary of War
Henry Stimson and
Chief of Staff George
Marshall. The top brass
in the War Department
had known Vifegar Joe
since World,War I. To-
gether they picked the
best man in the Army for
this difficult assignment,
and they backed him un-
til Roosevelt finally had
enough and decided to
change personalities.
; By contrast, Chen-
nault had no friends in
the Washington military
establishment. His own
service chief General
Hap Arnold despised
him., Chennault's back-
ing came first from Chi-
ang and then the media
'and politicians' set by
Roosevelt to China on so-
called fact-finding mis-
An important part of
this story is that of the
five major theaters of op-
eration in World War II,
the most forgotten and
least resource was the
CBI (China, Burma, In-
dia) Theater. A large
source of the argument
between Stilwell and
Chennault was over
scarce resources.
Finally in October

1944, Stilwell was re-
called from China. With-
in a year, airpower 'did
play a crucial role in the
defeat of Japan, but it
didn't come from China
and it took a lot more
than 1,47 planes to do the
job. StilWell stayed in the
Army and died on active
duty of stomach cancer
just two years after his
'fcall. He was 63.
Stilwell had been
given a nearly impossi-
ble job and predictably
failed., At war's end, his
old boss and mentor
George Marshall was dis-
patched by President
Truman to put an end to
the civil strife that was
tearing China apart. As
Stilwell predicted, Mar-
shall's year long effort to
resolve the differences
between Chiang and Mao
was doomed to fail.
When China finally
fell to the Communists in
1949 and the remnants of
Chiang's Kuomintang
government retreated to
Taiwan, the McCarthy
wing in Congress held
hearings to fix the blame
on "who lost China."
General Stilwell, now
three years in the grave
and unable to defend his
actions, was a likely
But Vinegar Joe did
finally manage to speak
in his defense he, kept a
diary Twenty years after
his death, the family
agreed to permit the em-
inent historian Barbara
Tuchman access to Stil-
well's diary and personal
papers. In 1971, she pub-
lished "Stilwell and the
American Experience in
China, 1911-45." This
monumental work was
carefully researched and
referenced. For her ef-
forts, Tuchman was
awarded her second
Pulitzer Prize for non-fic-
tional literature.
If you are interested
in this topic, I recom-
mend Tuchman's work.
Meanwhile, the argu-
ment of a cheap air war
from goes on. During his
eight years as president,
Bill Clinton would not
commit ground forces in
any conflict. Instead, he
preferred to fight from
the air using warplanes
and cruise missiles.
George Bush changed
that dynamic. We'll see
how Barack Obama faces
the matter.

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Wednesday, March 11, 2009


MCSO K-9 Unit Obtains National Certification

Photo Submitted Photo Submitted
Cp. Mike Maurice and KDeputy Jason Whitfield and K-9 Nitro
During the week of March 2nd through tecting five different illegal narcotic odors
March 6th, 2009, Corporal Michael Maurice located in vehicles, buildings, and open ar-
and K-9 "Chase" along with Deputy Jason eas. The tests consist-d of multiple hides of
Whitfield and K-9 "Nitro" of the Madison the different narcotics along with untaint-
County Sheriff's Office K-9 'Unit Obtained ed vehicles, buildings, and open areas :t
National certification in narcotics detec- known as "blanks". The teams were 'e-
tion. quired to find -all the hides and identify
The K-9 teams attended the 2009 train- the "blanks" without the assistance of the
ing and problem solving workshop hosted trainers.
by American Aluminum in Taylor County The two teams certified using different
Florida. alert methods. Cpl. Maurice and K-9
American Aluminum manufactures "Chase" certified using the passive alert
the vehicle K-9 containment systems used method, which consists of the K-9 sitting
by the Madison County Sheriffs Office. and staring at the location that the nar-
Every year they host a workshop for K- cotics are hidden. Deputy Whitfield and.K-9
9 handlers nationwide to train, problem "Nitro" certified using the aggressive alert
solve, and certify Master Trainers from the method, which consists of the K-9 Scratch-
North American Police Work dog Associa- ing tin the location thatithe narcotics are
tion (N.A.P.WD.A.) were on hand to work hidden. With the two teams certifying in
with handlers on issues with there K-9 part- different alert iiiethods, the K-9 Unit can be
oners. The Master Trainers also admniinis- ulized in almost any situation.
tered the required tests to' obtain national Along with the national certificate,
certification for teams wanting to certify both teams also received a certificate and 40
There were 120 K-9 teams from many hours credit for the training and problem
states present. There were also K-9 Instruc- solving work they completed during they
tors and Master Trainers from Fl., Ga., Va., week.
Oh., Ok, N.Y,. Mia., Wi. and ,Pa. They were Deputy Whitfield is a new addition to
all very helpful to the K-9 teams., the K-9 unit., Now thathe is trained and cer-
Both Cpl. Maurice and Deputy Whit- tified, he and Cpl. Maurice wMl be placed on
field, along with there K-9 partners, took opposite rotations to ensure that the Madi-
the required test for certification, son County Sheriff's Office has a K-9 team
which took three days. Both teams passed, out during peak times of the day, seven
.Phota Submitted
Ntoetand obtained a' national certi e '.inmdresiveaet a week. .htaiu
NortAmeicanPoceWorkogssoca-ng theseputy Whitfield and Nitro locate 9 pounds' of marijuana


Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Madison County Carrier 5A




Carolyn Jean Barclay
Mrs. Carolyn Jean Barclay, age. 66, died on Fri-
day, March 6, 2009 in Gainesville,
Graveside funeral service will be Wednesday,
March 11, at 1 p.m., at Barclay Cemetery in
Carolyn was born in Plant City, on February 23,
1943, and is the daughter of the late James Johnson
and Ruby Belcher Johnson. She moved from Lalke-
land to Greenville in 1991. She was a homemaker.
She is survived by a son, Robert "Benny" Young
of Greenville; two daughters, Kay Bickford of'
Gainesville, and Polly McGuire of Greenville; two
sisters, Helen Henderson of Wachula, and Donna,
Rolfe of Brandon; four grandchildren, Josh Holley,
Shannon Bickford, Kathryn McGuire and Stephen
McGuire. Also surviving are other relatives and
She is predeceased by her husband, Albert Bar-
clay, and her beloved pet, "Rocky."

. Judith Ellen Burnett

ter, died Saturday March 7, 2009, at Haven Hospice
Roberts Care Center.
She was a native of St. Augustine and a life-long
resident of Putnam County She was a member of.
College Park Baptist Church and had worked 'for
several years as a medical transcriptionist, having
worked with Dr. Matheny, Dr. Ahmad and Putnam
OGBYN. She had also worked at American Finance
in the 1960's and she was a member of the Business
and Professional Women's Club (BPW). She enjoyed.
collecting depression glass, ceramics and enjoyed
flowers. She loved camping in the mountains and
:She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Fred.
Burnett of' Hollister; soi, Andy Burnett and wife,
Pam of Palatka; daughter, Leisa Sykes and husband,
Bucky of Elkton; brother; Bud Nearing and wife,
Julie.of San'Mateo; seven grandchildren, Randi Rev-
. els, Paige Revels, Joseph Stewart, Whitney Stewart,
:Jacob Burnett, John Sykes, and Jaime Losco; four,
,great-grandchildren, Brennan Stewart, Gavin
Losco, Caitlyn Sykes, and Claire 'Sykes; along with
numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral'services will be held at'll a.m., Wednes-
day, March 11;' at the College Park Baptist Churcl1
i with Bro. Barry Beauchamp officiating. Graveside
services will be held 11 a.m., Thursday, at Oak Ridge
Cemetery in Madison.
The family will receive friends Thursday, March
12, from 9:30-10:30 a.m., prior to the graveside ser-
vice, at Beggs Funeral HOme.
Friends may call Tuesday from 6-8 p.m., at the
Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka. Memo-
rial donations can be made to: Haven Hospice Robert
Care Center, 6400 St. Johns Avenue, Palatka, Florida,
32177 or to: College Park Baptist Church, 3435 Crill
Avenue, Palatka, Fl., 32177:..
Beggs Funeral Home is in charge of graveside
funeral arrangements.


14th. Tickets for the con-
cert are for reserved
seating, and are $12. For
tickets, call (386) 658-5343
weekdays between 9 a.m.

Tuesday, Wednesdays
& Saturday Thru
March 31
The Florida DEP's
Stephen Foster Folk Cul-
ture Center State Park,
in White Springs, will
host a blacksmithing
workshop on Tuesdays,
Wednesday and Satur-
days through the end of
March, from 9 a.m. until
12. noon. Students will
learn how to draw out,
bend, upset and twist
iron. Everyone will leave
with a simple finished
product. Workshop fees
are $15 per class, which
includes park admission
and all supplies. For ad-
ditional information or
to register for the work-
shops, please call the
Park Gift Shop at (386)
397-1920 or visit
March 8-13, 22-27
The Stephen Foster
Folk Culture' Center
State Park will host an
Elderhostel program for
adults age 55 and older
entitled "Suwannee Riv-
er Adventure: Canoeing,
Hiking and Folklore in
Florida.".Three dates are
being offered for this ac-
tive educational pro-
gram during the months.
of February and March.
This unique program of-
fers participants the op-
portunity for canoeing
and hiking along with
educational classes
about the folklore of the
Suwannee River Valley.
All meals, lodging and.
classroom 'supplies are
included. For informa-
tion on program fees and
registration, please call
Kelly Green \at (386) 397-
4478. Participants can
register for this program.
at oi~r
call i-800-454-5768.
March 9 & 23
The Florida DEP's
Stephen Foster Folk Cul-
ture Center State Park,
in White Springs, will
host a digital photogra-
phy and photo art work-
shop on Mondays, March
9 and 23. Taught by pro-
fessional photographer
Don Williams, the work-
shops will teach partici-
pants how to create a
photographic composi-
tion and the shooting ef-
fects of color and black
and white. Participants
will learn techniques
such as flash usage,
depth of field, linear per-
spective, macro photog-
raphy, exposure
priorities and settings.
Computer programming

combined with hands-on
outdoor photography
sessions will enhance
student photography
skills. Participants will
need to bring a camera
either film or digital. No
computers are needed
for this workshop. Work-
shop fees are $25 per
workshop, including
park admission. Limit
eight students per work-
shop. For additional in-
formation or to register
for the workshops,
please call (386) 397-1920
or visit
March 11
At the March 11
meeting of 55 Plus Club,
Cheryl Register will ex-'
plain the what, where,
when and blessings of
Celebration House. Cele-
bration House is an out-'
reach of Lee First United
Methodist Church. 55.
Plus Club meets at the,
United Methodist Coop-
erative Community Cen-
ter, on the corner of Hwy
145 and Dill:St. The lun-'
cheon will begin at noon.
55 Plus, Club is open; to
anyone in the county
who is, 55 years old and.
older. All faiths are wel-.
come, theie are no fees of
any kind. and hno reser-.
vations are necessary.
March 11
An organizational
meeting will be held.
Wednesday, March 11, at
6 p.m., at the Pinetta Fire
Station. The purpose ,of
the 'meeting is to form a.
Pinetta Community
Council in order to make
plans to renovate the old
community center in'
March 13 & 14
Fellowhip .Church is
hosting a Crown Finan-
cial Ministries Financial
Freedom .seminar, Fri-
day, 1March 13. Supper
will be served from
5-5:45 p.m., with Part 1
the seminar following
from 6-9 p.m. On Satur-
day, a continental break-
fast will be served from
7:45-8:15, with' Part 2 of
the seminar following
breakfast 'from 8:30
a.m.-12:30.p.m, $25 regis-
tration fee per person.
Pre-registration is re-
quired. Free childcare
will be available. Please
contact (850) 973-3266.
March 13
The Hanson United
Methodist Church is
sponsoring a baked ham
supper on Friday, March
13, from 5 p.m. until 6:30
p.m; or until suppers are
sold out. Along with the
baked ham, the menu
will feature sweet potato
casserole, green beans,
coleslaw, rolls, home-
made cake and tea for
the price of $7 per plate.
This will be dine in or
take out.
March 14, April 4
Free tax assistance
will be available at the
Senior Citizens Council
of Madison foir house-
holds that made less
than $56,000 in .2008.
"Have your taxes pre-
pared and filed for free."
For more information,
including what docu-
ments are necessary, dial
211, visit
www.thebestproject. org,
or call (850) 973-4241.
March 14-17
Winter Retreat 2009
at Advent Christian Vil-
lage, in Dowling Park,
will be held March 14-17.
Everyone is invited to at-
tend. A concert by Christ-
ian vocalist Steve Green
kicks off the event on the

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and 5 p.m. Dr. Tim Lani-
ak, author and dean of
Gordon Conwell Theo-
logical Seminary in
Charlotte,. N.C., will
share each morning and
evening, March 15-17.
(No tickets are necessary
for the keynote sessions.)
March 14 ,
Nun Bingo will be
held Saturday, March 14,
at the Monticello Opera
House. Doors open at 6:30
p.m. Games begin at 7
p.m. Admission is $10
and includes six bingo
cards. For more informa-
tion, call 997-4242.
March 15
Middle Florida Bap-
tist Association an-
nounces Country Fest
2009, a family block par-
ty, March 15, beginning
at 3 p.m. The party will
take place at the Madi-
son County High football
stadium, "Boot Hill,"
and will star Tommy
Brandt, CCMA male vo-
calist of the year, and
'special musical. guest
The Mercy Mountain
Boys. Admission is free.
March 15
The Minnie Aikens'
Day Celebration will be
held March 15 at High
Antioch A.M.E. Church,
in Cherry :Lake. Church
school will begin at 9:30
a.m. and worship ser-
:vices will be held at 11
a.m. and 3 p.m. For more
information, please call
March 16-April 13
The NFCC Art De-
partment invites the
public to its current ex-
hibit entitled "Particular
Ambiguity" on display at
the NFCC Art Gallery
(Bldg. 9). The exhibit,
open March 16-April 13,
features photographs
and paintings by artists
Geoff Delanoy, Dawn Roe
and Gabriella Soraci.
Gallery hours are 8
a.m;.-4 p.m., Monday
through Friday. .The
Gallery will be closed.
March 23-27, due. to
NFCC Spring Break. For
more information, call
(850) 973-1642, e-mail bar- or visit (search
March 18
The NFCC Art De-
partment invites the pub-
lic to an opening
reception Wednesday,
March 18, from 5-7 p.m.,
at the NFCC Art Gallery
(Bldg. 9) to help celebrate
its newest exhibit enti-
tled "Particular Ambigu-
ity." The exhibit, open'
March 16-April 13, fea-

tures photographs and
paintings by artists Geoff
Delanoy, Dawn Roe and
Gabriella Soraci. The re-
ception and exhibit are
open to the public. For
more information, call
(850) 973-1642, e-mail bar- or visit (search
word: Art).
March 19
The Madison County
High School jazz ensem-
ble (Cowboy Nights) will
be hosting an all-you-can-
eat dessert concert in the
gym at Madison County
High School, March 19,
starting at 7 p.m. Tickets
are $5 each and should be
ordered through email
from hillg@madison.-
March 19, April 16
"Learn the folklore
of the animal and experi-
ence guided imagery and
journaling in this fun-
filled, thought-provoking
workshop." 'The third
Thursday evening of
March and April, join
motivational speaker
Khrys Kantarze and
artist Sue Ruda to learn
and explore the folklore
of various animals (Wolf
Workshop, March 19; and
Owl Workshop, April 16)
native to the land at the
Stephen Foster Folk Cul-
ture Center State Park on
, U.S. Hwy 41 N in White
.Springs. Cost is $25. Pre-
registration is requested.
To register, call (386)'397-
1920. For more informa-
tion, contact Khrys at
(386) 234-0846.
March 20
Stephen Robinson,.
classical guitarist, will
performance at 'the Mon-
ticello Opera House Fri-
day, March 20. Doors
open at 7:30 p.m. Concert
begins at 8 p.m. Admis-
.sioi is $12 for adults and
$10 for Opera House
members. For more infor-
mation, call 997-4242.
March 21
The Senior Citizens
Council of Madison
board of directors is
sponsoring a Celebrity
Night Fundraiser at Yogi
Bear's Jellystone Park,
starting at 6 p.m., Satur-
day, March 21. A donation
of $20 each is requested.
Various elected officials
and community leaders
will attend, dressed as
stars from the past. Din-
ner will be served. Tick-
ets can be purchased
from board members or
from the Senior Center
on 486 SW Ruthledge St.
For more information,
call (850) 973-2006.

, 6A Madison County Carrier

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


Red Hatters
By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
When the Red Hatters were formed
,several years ago, friends Betty
'Williams, Faye Browning, Deanie
"Webb, Myra Valentine, Jane.
Comer, Bunny Maultsby and
,Jean Brandies wanted to put.
together a; group that brings
,good friends, good fun, and
Good food together. Since
then, the friends have ,
'grown to over 30, the food coni-
t inues to taste great, and the fun is bet-
ter than ever.
e The most recent gathering of the
' Red Hatteris, so named for the fashion-
'able red hat each member wears dur-
ing their periodic luncheons, took
*place at The Wild Plum in Madison.
'The restaurant is quickly gaining a su-

Enjoy After
perior reputation for both its food and
setting, which the ladies thoroughly en-
joyed as well. Previous outings includ-
ed lunches at Dixie Plantation, with
other stops in Tallahassee,
Thomasville, Ga. and Quit-
an, mGa. Of course, a pre-
mium is placed on
Madison dining,
as Shelby's is
set to host the
next meeting.
The Red Hatters is open to all;
ladies 55 and over, although it does
have a dress code: One mist wear a
red hat and a purple dress prints
or solids are fineJ. The only other
rule is that she needs to bring a big
smile, and a big appetite to, go with. it.
Michael Curtis can be reached at ,

noon At The Wild Plum

Kristina Ferrell Signs ake StockI0 Childre Con0tract
By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing. Inc.
Kristina Ferrell. a ninth grade studht at Madisbn County High School,
signed a contract for a Take Stock in Children Scholarship on-Monday, March 2.
She was awarded a special TurboCharge 4-year college scholarship sponsored
by the law firm of Davis, Schnitker, Reeves and Browning.
Although only a freshman, Ferrell has already established an outstanding
academic reputation and is very involved in extracurricular activities as well.
-She participates in band, playing the piccolo and flute. also a mdmber of
CSU and FCA. Her achievements are carried over from middle, school, where
she was Piresidentof the Student Council and received three Tropicana Awards.
The Take Stock in childrenScliolarship pays for 4 years of college tuition,
which will literally turbo charge OKristina's education and future. She is inter-
ested in pharmacy, and is known -as a self-starter. She is truly self-motivated, a
leader who reached her goals one step at a time.
Her mother, Kitty Ferrell, along with Faye Browning. President of the
Madisonl County Foundation for Excellence in Education; Ben Killingsworth,
MCHS Pi'iincipal; Betty Curtis, TSIC Student Advocate: and Jo Willis, Program
Coordinator for TSIC, joined Kristina as she signed her TSIC Contract. The con-
tract states that Ferrell will commit to maintain a high GPA and good school at-
tehdance. Additionally, she will meet all testing requiremerits, and remain drug
ahd crime free.
Presently, there aie 72 students inMadisoin County who have scholarships
Waiting for them upon high school gradiiation. The Madison County Fontmda-
.tion for Excellence in Education has made all this possible through the Take
Stock in Children Scholarship Program, of course with the generous donations,
of those willing to sponsor a student through their monetary gifts.
Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Michael Curtis, March 2, 2009 Congratulations is extended to Ferrell from the entire school community'
Kristina Ferrell (sitting) signs her Take Stock in Children scholarship gener- with an extra thanks to Davis, Schnitker, Reeves & Browning Law Firm for their
ously donated by-the LawFirm'of Davis, Schnitker Reeves&A Browning, Pictured dedic-Atiofnto youth and support of the Take Stock in Children Program.
standing left to right: Ben Killingsworth, Faye Browning and Kitty Ferrell. M1ichael Curtis can be reached at
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m a Greene Publishing, inc. Photo By.Michael Curtis, February 24,-2009
Red Hatters and friends, Faye Browning (left) and Kay Browning (cousins by
marriage), enjoy a lunch on February 24 at The Wild Plum In Madison.

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Wednesday, March 11, 2009


Madison County Carrier 7A


Lee Water Bottler Subject Of Tax Debate

By Michael Curtis sumers, the cost of a pint-size bottle I
Greene Publishing, Inc. of water would increase by less "
The following is a recent lead than a penny r
story that circulated in both the Mi- Nestle and other bottled water t
ami and Tampa papers. It opens: users say it is unfair to single them t
"LEE, Fla. In a rural North out from all the public and private r
Florida town where the water tower water users who extract what DEP V
bears the motto "Tiny but Proud," estimates is four billion gallons of s
residents have a big secret: They give spring water from Florida's
the cold, clear spring water that bub- aquifers each day. "I don't see .
bles up from the aquifer below their how we're different from the ,
soil to the nation's largest bottled agriculture users which, .
water company -for free. just a few miles from here, 4
Every day, Nestle Waters of have 30 irrigation pivots ,.
North America sucks up an estimat- draining more water
ed 500,000 gallons from Madison than we are," said Rob -..
Blue Springs, a limestone basin one Fisher,; who runs the ,#
mile north of town. It pipes the 70-de- Blue Springs plant
gree water to its massive bottling and is the supply .
plant and distribution center, fills chain director __
102,000 plastic containers an hour, for the south-
pastes on Deer Park or Zephyrhills east. "Bot-
labels, boxes it up and ships half of tied water
it out of state. The cost to the compa- isn't a ..
ny for the water: a one-time $150 lo- luxury, '
cal water permit." it's a
First, to those who live in the
"Little but Proud," town of Lee,
please excuse the author's evident
lack of proper inspection.
Now to the question: What does
the county get from this commerce? ..
In counting what they get,
what about the jobs? What about .
the significant property taxes?
Consider the company's im- .'
mense support of local
charitable efforts as a di- .
rector with the Building
Blocks Summer Camp
in Lee, this reporter .
can speak from ex-
perience regarding
the value of the
handsome do- .
nations the ,
company pro-
vides. Then,
wh at
their contri-
bution to virtu-
ally every cause ".- (
.and festival county- t
wide? choice i
Whether or,not Madison he argues,
County is accused of not getting '.: and during
its share rather than the Town of .mes of nat-
Lee that wasn't party to the ex- 'al disaster, it's
change in the first place (second er- necessity"
ror from South Florida article) the Throughout the nation, the bot-
State of Florida is apparently look- tled water industry is under in-
ing for, its share. Gov. Charlie Crist creasing' attack. At the annual
is proposing a 6-cents-a-gallon state meeting of the U.S. Conference of
tax on, water used for commercial Mayors in Miami last June, mayors
water-bottling purposes. adopted a resolution to encourage
The article continues, "It's a re- cities "to phase out, where feasible,
source of the state and if you're go- government. Use of bottled water
ing to withdraw it for a profit, we and promote the importance of mu-
should charge you for that ,use," nicipal water."
said Mike Sole, secretary of the De- Among the reasons cited: Most
apartment of Environmental Re- cities produce high quality, safe
sources, which has been developing drinking water while bottled water
the governor's proposal for the past production consumes 17 million
six months. DEP estimates the fee barrels of oil per year and plastic
would apply to about 5.4 million gal- water bottles "are one of the fastest
lons a day the amount it believes growing sources of municipal
is pumped from state springs and waste." DEP estimates state land-
aquifers by bottlers from Coca fills collect 1.7 billion bottles per
Cola's Dasani to Publix. The esti- year.
mate does not include the water tak- The industry firedback, argu-
en by bottlers from municipal Water 'ing that the Environmental Protec-
supplies. tion Agency reports' that
The so-called "severance fee" production of plastic water bottles
wbuld be phased in to raise an esti- contributes only 0.04, percent of to-
mated $56 million the first year, ac- tal greenhouse gas emissions and
cording to the governor's' office. make up only one-third of 1 percent
The money would be used to fi- of the waste stream in the United
nance water projects like desalina- States.
tion plants and other alternatives to Florida's dire economy has
traditional water supplies. Making some Republicans also, ready to
the money even more attractive: change the rules on bottled water.
The fund that currently finances Sen. Evelyn Lynn, an Ormond
those projects faces a $15 million Beach Republican, has filed a bill to
: deficit since the documentary impose the state's 6-cent sales tax
stamp tax dedicated to water pro- on bottled water at the point of sale.
jects dried, up iri the real estate She considers bottled water a luxu-
crash. ry and objects to Florida water
,If the fee were passed on to con- managers restricting water use by

homeowners when the state
'handing out per-
mits for major bot-
ling companies
o bottle as
much as they
want. It's
o me e

Sof a
P1 contra-
she said.
Fisher argues
hat water bot-
ling is a clean
*V industry. Nestl6's
mploys 1,000 peo-
le statewide. Its
tate-of-the-art plant
S, F n' n Madison County has
een certified as the
largest "green" building op-
eration in Florida, and the
plant has won numerous pro-
ductivity and job safety awards.
IThe plant also pays more than
650.000 in property taxes each
year, not to mention the tax on im-
"We're an easy target," said Jim
MVcClellan, spokesman for Nestle's
Florida operations. "We're an obvi-
ous user, so people immediately
think about us when they're think-
ing about water uise. We're happy to

pay our fair share. We just don't
want to pay everybody's share."
McClellan shed additional light
on the misconception regarding the
volume of water used at the Lee
Plant. "We use about as much
water as two golf courses," he
oted, adding, "there are
dairies that use more than our
entire plant. And the soft drink
manufacturers really use a lot more
than us, but they're not being tar-
geted either. It makes no sense to
take the healthiest packaged bever-
age on the market today, subject it
to an onerous tax and not apply it to
any other beverage."
Environmentalists disagree.
"Most people won't see this as an
unfair tax," said Eric Draper of the
, Florida Audubon Society "It makes
a lot of sense and we need the mon-
ey for alternative water supply and
pollution treatment." -
State Rep. Will Weatherford, a
Wesley Chapel Republican whose
district includes Nestle's
Zephyrhills bottling plant, believes
the House will be less open to im-
posing new taxes on bottled water
than the governor and Senate. "We
want to be careful not to single out
any industry." he said, although it
is generally believed that this will
be very popular with ordinary peo-
ple who do see these companies as
taking something for. free and
putting it in bottles and charging a
lot more.
Lastly, the Lee plant works in
conjunction with other plants in
the supply chain. If the Florida
plant were hit with a tax, then the,
Tennessee plant would bemnarginal-
ly more profitable by comparison,
giving incentive to shift more pro,
duction there, along with other
plants outside Florida. Simply put,
it could mean jobs, which are gen-
erally seen as more important to
the Madison County economy than
waiting for new taxes to trickle
Michael Curtis can be reached at

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JV Lady Warriors Begin Softball Season Strongly

By Fran Hunt
Special from the Monticello News
The Aucilla Christian Acade-
my JV softball team squeaked by
North Florida Christian, 9-8,
Wednesday, Feb. 24, to stand 2-1 on
the season.
Brooke Kinsley went 2 for 4
with 1 run and a ripped triple; Sun-
nie Sorensen, 1 for 3 with 1 run
and 1 walk; Pamela Watt, 3 for 4
with 3 runs scored, 1 RBI, 1 double
and 1 triple; Michaela Metcalfe, 1
for 4 with 1 run and 1 RBI; Hadley

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Pamela Watt pitched the Aucill
Academy JV Lady Warriors wins on b
and March 3 versus N. Fla. Christian

Revell. 1 for 3 with 1 run and 1 RBI;
Keli Dollar, 0 for 2 with 1 run
scored and 2 walks; and Vicki Per-
ry, 1 for 4 with 2 RBIs, driving in
two runs in the bottom of the sev-
enth inning to win the game.
On the mound, Pamela Watt
pitched a complete game with 10
strikeouts and seven walks.
The JV Lady Warriors climbed
to a 3-1 season after the Lady War:
riors defeated Maclay, 17-5, in a
five-inning game called due to the
10-run rule, Monday, March 3, at
Sunnie Sorensen
b. 24,2009 went 3 for 4 with 2
a Christian runs, 5 RBIs and 1
poth Feb. 24 double. Pamela Watt
and Maclay,, went 2 for 3 with 2
runs, 2 ,RBIs and 1

walk. Brooke Kinsley went 1 for 3
with 2 runs, 1 RBI and 1 walk.
Michaela Metcalfe went 2 for 4
with 1 run, 3 RBIs, 1 double and 1
home run. Hadley Revell went 1 for
3 with 2 runs, 2 RBIs, 1 double and
1 walk. Keli Dollar went 1 for 3
with 1 run and 1 home run. Vicki
Perry went 1 for 2 with 2 runs
scored, 1 RBI and 1 walk. Whitney
McKnight went 2 for 3 with 3 runs
scored and 1 RBI. Autumn Lamb
went 1 for 2 with 1 run and 1 dou-
ble. Caitlyn Holland went 0 for 1
with 1 run scored.
On the mound, Pamela Watt
pitched a complete game with 9
strikeouts and 5 walks. She started
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By Fran Hunt
Special from the Jefferson Journal
The Lady Warriors basketball team wrapped up
the season, spitting two in District action, and drop-
ping one, in the regional championship.
In the first round of District play, Aucilla faced
off against Munroe and won 49-27. ACA zipped the
first quarter, 14-0, and took the second, 8-5. Munroe
took the third quarter, 14-13, and Aucilla took the
fourth, 14-8.
Tiffany Funderburke scored 4 points and had 5
rebounds: Tiffany Brasington, 6 points; Chelsea
Dobson, 23 points and 10 rebounds for a double-dou-
ble, with 2 steals; and Jodie Bradford, 4 points, 4 re-
bounds and 2 steals.
Kaitlin Jackson netted for 8 points, 8 rebounds.
5 assists, 10 steals, 2 blocked shots; Mallory Plaine$
4 points, 9 rebounds, 9 assists, 6 steals; and Savan-
nah Williams, 6 rebounds.
The Lady Warriors faced off against FAMU in
the District playoffs and lqst 52-32. FAMU took all
four quarters, 12-10 in the first, 15-7 in the second, 19-
10 in the third, and 6-5 in the fourth.
Brasington had 9 points, 4 rebounds and 1
blocked shot; Williams, 2 points, 5 rebounds; Dob-
son. 14 points, 12 rebounds for a double-double,1
blocked shot: Jackson, 4 points, 3 rebounds. 6 as-
sists. 6 steals; and Plaines. 3 points, 6 rebounds, and
4 assists.
Aucilla made it into the Regional quarterfilials,
where they were matched against a team called "The
Rock" of Gainesville. ACA was buried for a 66-26 loss.
"I don't know how "The Rock" got them, but they had
about three European girls on the team that stood
about 5' 10" to 6' 3" tall," said Coach Daryl Adams.
The Rock conquered three of four quarters, tak-
ing the first, 28-4 and the second. 22-8, the third, 10-8
and tying the fourth, 6-6.
Williams scored 4 points, 10 rebounds and, 1
steal; Brasington, 2 points, 3 rebounds, and 1 steal;
Dobson, 12 points, 9 rebounds, and 3 blocked shots;
Jackson, 3 points, 2 assists, 1 blocked shot and 1 steal;
Plaines, 3 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, and 4 blocked
shots; and pulled up from junior varsity to help out
on the court. Abigail Vasquez bucketed for 2.
Adams said he was very proud of the Lady war-
riors for their performance as a tedm this year and
commented on setting records and gave the season
statistics for those players playing on the varsity
team throughout the entire season.
"This year, we finished 21-5 and that's not bad at
all," said Adams. "We set a school record this sea-
son for going to the regional competition for the
fourth consecutive year. and unofficially, We record-
ed the most wins in a single season."
Six Lady Warriors played on the team the entire
year and individual statistics proved impressive.

Plaines racked up 294 points, an average of 11.3
per game, 226 rebounds, an average 6f 8.7 per game,
135 assists, averaging 5.2 per game, 77 steals, an av-
erage of 3 per game, 16 blocked shots, an average of
.6 per game and shot at 53 percent from the free-
throw line.
Dobson bucketed for 306 points, an average of
11.8 per game, 213 rebounds, an average of 8.2 per
game, 13 assists, averaging .7 per game. 43 steaks, av-
eraging 1.7 per game, 19 blocked shots, an average of
.8 per game and shot at 54 percent from the free-
throw line.
Brasington netted for 107 points, an average of
4.3 per game, 57 rebounds, an average of 2.3 per
game, 31 assists, averaging 1.2 per game, 56 steals, an

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By Fran Hunt from the free-throw line,
Special from the had 2 defensive re-
Monticello News bounds and 1 turnover.
Aucilla Christian Brandon Dunbar
Academy's varsity boys missed 2 from the field,
basketball team had 2 assists, 1 offensive
wrapped up the 2008-09 rebound and 3
season 3-13, after drop- turnovers.
ping the first round of Alex Dunkle netted 3
the district play-offs to of 7 from the field and
FAMU,. 79-38, missed 2 from the three-
The Warriors buck- point zone for 6 points,
eted 16 of 38 from the had 2 defensive re-
field, I of 7 from the bounds, 1 blocksteal
three-point,zone, and 3 of and 1 turnover.
9 from the free-throw Brandon Darnell
line; with 7 assists, 4 of- bucketed 1 of 2 from the
fensive and 19 defensive field, had 2 defensive re-
rebounds, 3 block/steals bounds and 3 turnovers.
-and 35 turnovers. Matthew Harring-
Stephen Dollar sunk ton hit 2 of 3 from the
4 from the field, hit 1 of 1 field, had 1 offensive re-
from the three-point bound and 3 turnovers.
zone and bucketed 2 of 3 John Stephens
from the free-throw line. dropped in 1 of 1 from
He had 2 assists, 1 offen- the field, but missed 1
sive and 3 defensive re- from the three-point
bounds, 2 block/steals zone for 2 points, had 1
and 11 turnovers, defensive rebound and 4
Luke Witmer netted turnovers.
2 of 3 from the field, and Clark Christy netted
missed 3 from the three- 3 of 7 from the field, hit 1
point zone for 4 points, of 4 from the free-throw
He had 2 assists. 5 defen- line, had 1 assist. 2 offen-
sive rebounds and 4 sive and 3 defensive re-
turnovers. bounds and 5 turnovers.
Randy Perry missed Coach Dan Nennstiel
2 from the field and 2 provided season statis-

tics for the teams and
each individual player
following the game.
The Warriors buck-
eted 188 of 625 from the
field, 41 of 211 from the
three-point zone and 83
of 170 from the free-
throw line for 582 points.
The team accumulated
136 assists, 194 "offensive
and 306 defensive re-
bounds, 211 block/steals

average of 2.2 per game, and shot at 47 percent from
the free-throw line.
Jackson raked in 239 points, an average of 9.2
per game, 181 rebounds, averaging 7 per game, 76 as-
sists, averaging 2.9 per gamel37 steals, an average of
5.3 per game and was second in the Big Bend Area,
and shot at 50 percent from the free-throw line.
Williams had 80 points, an average of 3.1per
game, 156 rebounds, averaging 6 per game, 58 steals,
an average of 2.2 per game, and shot at 42 percent
from the free-throw line.
Bradford brought in 47 points, an average of 1.8
per game. 92 rebounds, averaging 3.5 per game, 39
steals, an average of 1.5 per game, and shot at 32 per-
cent from the free-throw line.

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and 399 turnovers.
Joe Mizell dropped
in 2 of 5 from the field
and missed 2 from the
free-throw line for a sea-
son total of 4 points. He
had 3 assists. 8 offensive
and 9 defensive re-
bounds, with I..
block steal and 24
Dollar hit 44 of 123
from the field, 6 of 19
from the three-point
zone and 24 of 50 from
the free-throw line. His
season total was 36 as-
sists, 24 offensive and 29
defensive rebounds, 53
block/steals and 79
Witmer bucketed 37
of 100 from the field, 20
of 81 from the three-
point zone and 10' of 12
from the free-throw line.
He totaled 17 assists. 26
offensive and 53 defen-
sive rebounds (for a total
of 79), with 34
block/steals and 58
Perry netted 8 of 54
(18 percent) from the
field, 2 of 9 'from the
three-point, zone,- and
missed 4 from the free-
throw line, with 7 as-
sists, 18 offensive and 39.
defensive rebounds, 15
block/steals and 25
Dunbar got 14 of 48
from the field, 2 of 12
from the three-point
zone, and 2 of 8 ( from
the free-throw line, with:
13 assists, 20 offensive
and 28 defensive re-
bounds, had 18
block/steals, and 35

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Dunkle hit 25 of 115
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from the three-point
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the free-throw line, with
28 assists, 9 offensive
and 16 defensive re-
.,bound.s, had 34.
block steals and 89
DarneU hit 4 of 20
from the field, missed 2
from the three-point
zone and dropped in 3 of
9 from the free-throw
line, with 2 assists, 5 of-
fensive and 12 defensive
rebounds, had 6
block/steals and 12
Harrington bucket-
ed 10 of 37, from the
field, missed 12 from the
three-point zone and
sunk 3 of 4 from the free-
throw line, with 4 as-
sists, 14 offensive and 11
defensive rebounds, had
7 block/steals, and 16
Stephens hit 7 of 23
from the field, 4 of 28
from the three-point
zone, and 3 of 8 from the
free-throw line, with 10
assists, 8 offensive and
19 defensive rebounds,
had 9 block/steals and 23
Christy bucketed 37
of 10o from the field,
missed 1 from the three-
point zone and hit 22 of
46 from the free-throw
line, with 16 assists, 62
offensive and 90 defen-
sive rebounds for a total
of 152, had 34
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Wednesday, March 11, 2009


Madison County Carrier 9A


Aucilla Christian Honor Roll, 4th

Honor Roll
Xander Ames
Justice Barrs-Black
Abigail Bowen
Cole English
Riley Hamrick
James Austin
Hunter Hughes
,Joan MacNeill
Jackson Olson
Sarah Plain
Riley Rowe ..
MaryRose Schwier
Maddie Sears .
Tyler Slaughter
Wyatt Stafford
Travis Wheeler
Honor Roll
Jeb Beshears
Joseph Davis
Lindsey Davis
Selina Drawdy
Keira Evans
Dean Forehand
Kolton Grambling/
Jared Grant.
Cheyenne Hilbert
Alissa Roland
Jarrett Roland
Will Sullivan
Jordan Swickley
;Olivia Walton
Ginger Whiddon
First Grade
All A's:,
Jacob Barker
Kinsey Clark
Jamieson Dalzell
Nathan Green
Taylor Knecht
Carson Leigh Olson
Abby Reams
Mylie Rogers
Austin Wheeler
Ben Wurgler
All A's and B's
Lydia Hall:
Alex Haselden
Gant Lee
Hope Randle
Frank Roberts

First Grade
All A's
Ansley English
Brandon Hannon
Pierce Powers
All A's and B's
pawson Bishop
Hailey Clark
Kash Connell
AbbiGayle Cope
Austin Dunkle
Joshua Eades
Carl Hall
Austin Hebert
Anna Key
Bailey McLeod
Elizabeth Scheese.
Second Grade
All A's
Emily Forehand
Katherine Whichel
All A's and B's:
Alexis Alexandrou
Brandon Bates
Grace Beshears
Marissa Cooley
Mickayla Courson
Hayley Lewis
Austin McCord
Ayush Patel
Gabe Rouse
Megan Schofill
Dilyn Stowers
Second Grade
All A's
R. B. Bowen
Nicolas Swickley
All A's and B's
Andrew Burrus
Ryan Jackson
Lynelle Loveless .
Levi Stafford
Mackenzie Wirick
Third Grade
All A's:
Timothy Finlaysoni
Camryn Grant
Ria Wheeler
All A's and B's:
Walker Davis -
Jessica Giddens
Elizabeth Hightower
.Rylee Hudson
Carly Joiner
Nour Khodr

Ryals Lee
Jake Pridgeon
Cannon Randle
Brandon Slaughter
Joe Walton
Third Grade
All A's
Mickaela Whiddon
All A's and B's
Elliot Dalzell
Andrew Hall
T.J. Hightower
Katie James,
Summer Jenkins
Haley Jones
D. J. Key
Abigail Morgan
Grace Rouse
Tedo Wilcox
Daniel Wurgler
Fourth Grade
All A's:
Stephanie English
Ramsey Sullivan
All A's and B's:
Dena Bishop
Cali Burkett
Rebecca Carson
Cassie Davis
J. T. Harp
Erica Keeler
Hannah LeWis
Cole MacNeill
Gatlin Nennstiel
Kirsten Reagan
Jackie Walker
Fourth Grade
All A's
Sarah Hall
Jenny Jackson
Kate Whiddon
All A's and B's
Traynor Barker
Meagan Beaty
CC Collins
Faith Demott
Joe Hannon
Brittany Hughes
Lindsey Lawson-
Summerlyn Marsh
Sarah Riley.
Hank Wirick
Fifth Grade
All A's:
Taylor Copelarid

Abby Hettinger
Sam Hogg
Erin Lee
Ally Mall
Tomas Swickley
T. J. Swords
Justin Welch
Emma Witmer
All A's and B's:
Meagan Giddens
Savannah Jenkins
Taylor McKnight
Sarah Tharpe
Courtney Watts
Gaige Winchester
Sixth Grade
All A's:
Winston Lee
All A's and B's:
Cole Barclay
Austin Bishop
Morgan Cline
Maddie Everett
Ricky Finlayson
Haleigh Gilbert
Sarah James
Carson Nennstiel
Kelsi Reams
Bryce Sanderson
Sadie Sauls
Cole Schwab
Bradley Vollertsen
7th Grade
All A's:
Aimee Love
All A's and B's:
Cole Davis
Brandon Holm
Hunter Home
Jessica Welch
Annie Yang
8th Grade
All A's:
Ashli Cline
Kaley Love
Whitney McKnight
Wendy Yang
All A's and B's:
Alexis Burkett
Jay Finlayson
Jared Jackson,
Hadley Revell
Ashley Schofill
Audrey Waters-
Pamela Watt

Savanna Edwards
Coty Fongealloz
Katie Hill,
Summer Roberts
Hannah Starling
Erin Taylor
Sara Taylor
Hope Underhill
A Honor Roll
Trist4 Agner
Karen Corbin
Brittany Edwards
Will Ellison
Courtney Floyd
Lydia Goins
Sarah Green
Sarah Jenkins


9th Grade
All A's:
Josh Funderburke
Shelby Witmer
All A's and B's:
Levi Cobb
Marcus Evans
Vickie Perry
Sunnie Sorensen
10th Grade
Taylor Baez-Pridgeon
Abigail Vasquez
All A's and B's:,
Clark Christy
Taryn Copeland
Brandon Darnell
Tiffany Funderburke
Jessica Hagan
Cheltsie Kinsley
Lisa Kisamore
Brittany O'Brian
Marcus Roberts
Ceira Roland
Nathan Williams
11th Grade
All A's:
Tyler High


Ryan Pricher
Dana Watt
All A's and B's:
Ryan Barclay
Tiffany Brasington
Kalyn Brown
Lane Fraleigh
Clay Fulford
Jessica Hunt
Wilson Lewis
Sydney Plummer
Marissa Snodgrass
John Stephens
Brooke Stewart
12th Grade
All A's:
Chelsea Dobson
Ashley Echols
Byron Love
Mallory Plaines
Michaela Roccanti
Savannah Williams
Luke Witmer
All A's and B's:
Aaveh Green
Erin Kelly
Angela McCune

Takeya Jones
Andrea Moore
Zach Norris
Jeremy Scott
Noah Williams
B Honor Roll
Kallai Collinsworth
James Floyd
Naomi Green
Matthew Greene
Brianna Jones
Diego Lee
Brittany Miller
Ricky Mosier
Zach Mosier
Tyanna Strimple
Jennifer Waters
Jay-Vion Wills
Corneisha Wright

Central School Students Win

Regional KidCare Contest

By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
On March 6, Loranne Ausley,
Chair of the Florida Healthy Kids
board, joined Healthy Kids Executive
Director Rich Robleto at Madison
County Central School to recognize
the regional winners of the Florida
KidCare "Act-Out for Health"
Statewide Puiblic Service Announce-
ment contest. Four students from
Madison County Central School were
selected as regional winners in the
print and video categories.
Several seventh and eighth grade
students in the TV Production/Tech-
nology class-taught by Heather
Welch-created commercials and fly-
ers fof the competition. The statewide,
contest required students to either
write, film, and edit a 30-second com-
mercial, or create a flyer that adver-
tised the Florida KidCare program.
Florida KidCare offers low-cost
health insurance to children through-
out the state. More than 100 print and,
video PSA entries were submitted,
again, each designed to increase
awareness of the Florida KidCare pro-

gram, especially among 12-18 year-
olds. The University of Florida Insti-
tute, identified this age group as the
largest population of, uninsured chil-
dren, based on a recent study for Child
Health Policy.
Seventh graders' Kammeron
Joseph and Ryland Crumitie, along
with eighth grader B.J. Bendl, were 1st
place winners in the commercial con-
test for Region 1, which includes the
Tallahassee area. For their achieve-
ment, each received a $400 gift card to
Best Buy and the school received
$1,000 in honor of these three stu-
Jacob Robinson won 2nd place in
Region 1 for the flyer he created in the
print ad contest. He received a $200 gift
card to Best Buy and MCCS received
an additional $200 for his winning en-
"We are so proud of 'these boys
and all the students in the, class that
entered the contest. We really appreci-
ate the generosity of Florida KidCare
and thank so much them for coming to
our school to recognize our winners,"
Welch noted.

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Sadison Coun School system

SAlfa Hunt
Greene Publishing, Inc. .
# When Madison County was first settled in the late 1820s, the only method of
education was a system of private instruction. Parents would sometimes teach
their'own children while parents of more wealthy families would hire private
tutors for their children.
By the era before the Civil War, a few academies had been established. Be-
fore Florida had been given statehood, the president of the board of trustees of
the Seminary Lands, Thomas Baltzell, asked the people for suggestions for pro-
moting a public education system.
Dr. John Westcott, of Madison, found this to be the perfect opportunity to
express his ideas for public education. He wrote a lengthy letter, in which he
first answered questions presented to him concerning the education in the
county, then offered his own ideas.
Westcott reported that there were at least 300 children between the ages of
10 and 21 in Madison County at the time. There were only four schools with a
total enrollment of 50 children. The students who attended the schools were
taught reading, writing and arithmetic, and in one of the schools, geography,
philosophy anid music. The school term lasted for six months.
Westcott was a native of New Jersey, and had been a cadet at West Point. He,
had studied medicine, which he used during the Seminole Wars and the Civil
Wait He once served as the surveyor general of Florida. He owned a sawmill in
Madison County, and by the late 1850s, he had moved to St. Augustine.
After Florida's statehood, Madison Qountysaw the establishment of se'ver-
alelementary schools. Pressure, which came from several communities which
wished to have their own
schools, seemed to dic-
tate where these schools
were to be built.
In 1850, there was
onte male academy with
one male professor and
40 students. There were
four female academies- .
with four teachers and
60 pupils. To teach the
younger students, six el-
ementary schools had -
been established
tlkro0ghout Madison
Cbonty with six teachers .
arid a total of 160 pupils.
School terms usual-
ly lasted for three or four
months. John A, Hughey
taught at Hamburg .
School for a four-month -
term beginning Sept.10, ,
1855,f.and ending Feb. 13,
1856. His salary for the
four .monthslie spet ....
teaching was $110o. Dur-... .
ing,the four months, he .
had a total of 47 stu- -;- .':
deli Some of the chil- .
dren did not attend for
the entire term.
The elementary Photograph taken in 1900 showing students stan
school in Sandy Ford tution.
had a term that. lasted
only 60 days. Its teacher was Emma F Evans and she taught 16 children. The
school term began July.4, 1860, and ended Sept. 29.
That same year, a school near the Aucilla River employed R.G.W Thomas as
its instructor. His pupils numbered only 10, eight of which were children of the
Whidden 'family.
During the same time, Warren McLeod had moved from Jamestown, N.C., to
Hickory Grove. He began teaching at a school there, but in April 1860, he board-
ed at Capt. Langford's and was teaching a school consisting of "nine scholars."
Later in 1860, McLeod resumed teaching at his private school in the Hickory
Grove area. He taught eight children, four of which were Capt. Langford's.
Although public high schools were not established until decades later, pri-,
vate schools, as well as academies, were operied throughout the county Richard
J. Mays established an academy on the edge of'his plantation near the Concord
Church. Children from neighboring plantations attended school there.
in Dec. 1858, the Madison paper, The Southern Messenger, announced that
"Miss Anna E. Allman, graduate of the Georgia Female College, will open a
school and will teach all the English branches,. drawing'and waxworks." The
same issue also reported on the '"Female Seminary" at Madison.
One of the more well-known antebellum schools in Madison was the St.
John's.Seminary of Learning. It is said that this organization was the basis for
the current Madison High School and also the forerunner for the Florida Nor-
mal Institute.
In 1850, the Masonic Lodge purchased eight acres of land and erected a
14uilding on the corner of Base and Duval streets in Madison. The degree ob-
tained there is supposedly equal to the modern high school diploma.
During the Civil War, the Masonic building may have served as a temporary
hospital. The property was then deeded to the Madison County Board of Public
Instruction in 1900 by the Masonic Lodge. The original.building was torn down
:4ntl a new brick building was erected to serve as the first public high school.
T"is-building eventually served as part of the elementary school until a new
.building was erected on the northwestern side of Madison in the 1950s. The
brick building was then torn down and a shopping center erected.
At the end of the Civil War, and the South still in shambles, carpetbaggers
,4ere being'elected as officials of the state. One of the more noted carpetbag of-
fcials for Madison was Dennis Eagan. Under different circumstances, Egan
i gt have been considered a true asset to the county because he was an intel-
t man, as well as an excellent administrator.
again was born in Ireland, but had come to America with his family when
,s still a young child. He had served with the Union army until the close of

the war. At the beginning of the Reconstruction Period, he was elected clerk of
court of Madison County. He also took over some of the other county offices,
such as the superintendent of public instruction..
As county superintendent, Eagan's job was to organize the public school
system. In 1870, Eagan reported that there were currently six schools, but that
nine would be needed in the future. There Were 350 pupils that were registered
and the average number of attendance was only 300. He estimated that the num-
ber of children between the ages of four and 21 in Madison was around 5,000.
The school terms lasted for about seven months.
Each school had one teacher who made a salary qf $30 per month. Eagan es-
timated that the schools would have an expenditure just under $10,000 over the
next year for, construction, rental, repairs, teachers' salaries, furniture, books
and related items.
The following year, Egan. reported that there were then 25 schools in the
county, with 1153 attending pupils. Eagan -ended his report by saying, "The
board have taken the necessary steps to locate 20 schools throughout the coun-
ty for the present year. This will place schools within the reach of all, excepting
a few who live in the remote and sparsely settled portion of our county."
By the turn of the century, schools all over the county were improving. The
biyearly report in, Superintendent John A. Hughes told of building six
new school houses, which only cost $200, apiece, and six more only costing $100
apiece. Integration was already taking place within the county; 32 schools had
been combined to form 18, and the transportation of pupils was being attempt-
ed for the first time.
An auditorium had been added to the St. John's Seminary, and 165 pupils
were attending there in
S .1903. Fifteen of the at-
I 'tending pupils at St.
John's were in high
school, which only went
through tenth grade. In
1903, there 4,000 pupils
attending s hool
throughout the county..
The school terms for.
this time usually began
in July and ranfor four
to six months. By No-
vember 1903, there were
four black schools and 12
white schools in the'
County. In January 1905,
there were 52 white.
schools and 36 black
schools. Expenditures
for all needed necessities
from July 1, 1904, to Jan,
1905, were ,$13,594.61,
which is equal to
S$839,161.10 in' today's
economy. .Teachers in
1905 were receiving a
192, a a e salary of $75 per month.
. r By 1907, Prof. WB.
Cate was principal of the
Madison High School
and it was under his
ding outside the St. John's Seminary of Learning insti- guidance that the Flori-
da Normal Institute was
established to' prepare
students for teaching positions. The EN.I., as it was otherwise known, even
though some said the abbreviation stood for "Fools, Numbskulls and Idiots," be-
came well known throughout the area.
EN.I. attracted many' students who were unable to attend the' regular col-
lages at Tallahassee and Gainesville. The EN.I. operated successfully until 1926,
when Cate moved away. With Cate gone, the driving force that kept the schools
alive also left.
For several years, teacher training was taught as an extra course in high
schools, but by 1930, the course was discontinued.
In the fall of 1907 highd schools had expanded to twelfth grade, and in 1908,
there were four graduates, all four of whom went on to study in advanced
schools after their graduation.
A new brick building was erected in Greenville by 1909, which included an
auditorium. It wasn't until 1925 that Greenville had its own senior high school.
New high school buildings were constructed for Greenville and Madison in
1927, and a new black school wag built in Madison in .1929.
I By the early 1930s, the county school board announced that it hoped .to be
able to have an term. In order to do this, the School Board
cut teachers' salaries 50 percent. Free lunches, financed by the federal govern-
ment and directed by the Parent Teacher Association, were to be served in the
school cafeterias. Miss Almon Smith was appointed to be the county supervisor
for this new prograi.. .
Regardless of the recent success, bad news hit the county in the 1940s. Lee
School had burned during the years of World War II. Pinetta High School
burned in March 1948, and it was soon followed by Madison Training School.
Fortunately, all three were rebuilt. Lee and Pinetta were no longer high schools,,
but junior high schools. Madison Training School was built in a different loca.
tion than its original spot.
As the years progressed, the federal government demanded that the schools
be integrated and this completely changed the county's school system. Instead
of each individual community having its own school, there was a countywide
high school, which was completed in 1980. The old Madison High School build-
ing was torn down and the 'debris was pushed into, the basement, then covered
with dirt. The newer wings were changed into classrooms and added to the
Madison Primary School. The Greenville High School was torn down.
The Greenville and Madison Training Schools were both changed into mid-
dle schools. The Greenville and Madison elementary schools became K-5 pri-
mary schools. The schools in Lee and Pinetta go through eighth grade. All of
the other schools in the county were done away with in the early 1980s.

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By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.,
This should surprise no one: Whar-
ton finance professor Jeremy Siegel
thinks it's a great time to buy stocks.
Siegel takes the very long view. It was
his research that divined how much $1
invested in various asset classes in 1802
would be worth now. On Tuesday, be-
fore a class of Wharton students, he
presented his latest calculations.
It may seem improbable to invest $1
in a diversified portfolio of stocks. But
if you haddone so in 1802, it would have.
been worth $480,873 at the' close of 2008.
Stashed in government bonds' or
Treasury bills, that same dollar would
have grown only to $1,575 or $306, re-

spectively. And gold? It would have
grown to only $2.59 after inflation.
One reason Siegel gives for buying
stocks is the low price-earnings ratios
of many of the world's stock indexes. A
P/E ratio of a stock market index is the
market value of the index divided by
the earnings per share for the last 12
months for the companies in that index.
According to Siegel, when the P/E
ratio goes below 10, history has shown
that to be a good time to buy As of Feb-
ruary 2009, the Standard & Poor's 500
index had trailing P/E of about 1t. So,
based on Siegel's research, U.S, stock
prices have room to go lower before his
model would signal a strong buy.
Many of the European indexes

have hit the magic mark, however. The
FTSE 100 in the United Kingdom, the
CAC 40 in France, and the DAX in Ger-
many all have P/Es below 10.
As for China, the Shanghai Com-
posite had a P/E of 15.43-well off the
49.98 it hit on Jan. 14, 2008, but'still
above the buy line. To Siegel, when P/E
ratios surpass 30, they're screaming,
On a related note, the students at
Jon M. Huntsman Hall in a new Whar-
top School course on the causes and
consequences of the current economic
crises weren't looking for stock tips'.
from Siegel as much as the answer to
the question so many want to know:
Who's most to'blame for this credit cri-

In Siegel's opinion, the CEOs of
the banks and other lenders are. Fat
from the huge profits generated by
mortgage-related securities, the banks
ignored their enormous risks. The
buck stops with CEOs, Siegel said, and
"they should have stood up."
However, Siegel added, former Fed-
eral Reserve chairman Alan
Greenspan is a close No. 2. Had he ex-
pressed concern about the housmg
bubble in 2006, things probably would
be different now, Siegel noted. "I think
that's just an unforgivable failure,," ,he
Michael Curtis can be reached at


By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Florida Chief Financial .Officer
Alex Sink recently released an initial
report detailing ways Florida's tax-
payers can see more of their money
come back from Washington, D.C.
,, The CFO's.initial report, which
found that Florida ranks 45th in. the
nation in per capital federal grants
funding, lays out ten initial recom-'
mendations to correct some of the in-
efficiencies that currently hinder
Florida.from getting its fair share of
federal funds.
"Right now Florida's taxpayers
are not getting our fair share of feder-

Create a Strategy for
.Maturing CDs

Provided by Brad Bashaw, Edward Jones
Some things, like fine wines, get better with age. But a Cer-
tificate. of deposit (CD) is not :one of them. If you have a
maturing CD, you need to decide whatto do with it and
the earlier you make this decision, the better off you'll be.
So if you've got one or more CDs coming due in the next
few months, start planning now.

Of course; if you had a specific goal for a maturing CD -
such as a college tuition payment your decision has
already been -made. But if you've purchased a CD for
another reason, you'll have to choose whether to renew it
or invest the proceeds elsewhere.

If you bought the CD for the Income it provides, you may
want to renew it. If prevailing interest rates are the same, or
higher, than the rate on your maturing CD, you can pur-
chlase a new CD: without worrying about reducing your
income stream. But if rates have fallen, you may have a
dilemma: How can you reproduce the income you received
from your how-matured CD?

Here are a few alfe'rnatives to consider:

Purchase a bond that pays a higher rate. Instead of
buying another CD, you could possibly purchase another
fixed-income instrument, such as a bond, that pays a high-
er interest rate Be aware, though, that if you find a bond
that pays a higher rate, you may be taking on more risk, so
make sure any. bond you purchase is considered "invest-
ment grade, quality" by the independent rating agencies.
Buy a longer-terrn CD. Generally speaking, you can
get a higher interest rate when you purchase a longer-term
CD. Your money will be looked up for a longer period of
time, but it will help provide you with a mpre stable income
stream over time.
Create a fixed-income "ladder." To combat interest-
rate concerns, you might want to build a fixed-income "lad-
der" by buying several CDs or bonds with varying maturities
- short-term, intermediate-term and long-term. When mar-
ket rates are low, you'll still have your longer-term vehicles
earning higher interest rates. And when market interest
rates are high, you can reinvest the maturing short-term
bonds and CDs at the higher rates.

Thus far, we've talked about replacing a maturing CD to
protect your income stream. But if you bought a CD for
another purpose such as removing some of your money
from a volatile stock market then the CD's maturity gives'
you a chance to re-evaluate your investment strategy. As
you know, 2008 was a tough year for the sto6k market, so,.
at the time, diverting some of your money to a CD might
have seemed smart. But history tells us that even the worst
bear markets don't last forever, and that the, biggest gains
in a rally often occur at the early stages.

Consequently, you may want to take this opportunity to
"rebalance" your portfolio, and, if appropriate for your indi-
vidual situatiorn,.look.for ways to invest the proceeds of your
CD into quality equities or other securities..

By planning ahead, you won't feel rushed to make a hasty
decision when your CD matures or, even worse, be tempt-
ed to spend the money-and have little to show for it. Your
maturing CD you achieve your financial goals if
you give it a chance,

Brad Bashaw
Investment Representative

Edward Jones

114 SW Range Avenue
P.O. Box 631 Madison, FL 32341
Bus 850-973-8334 Fax 877-516-2596
Hm 386-362-6204
Toll Free 866-973-8334
Serving Individual investors Since 1871

al funding, and instead it's going to
New York or California," said CFO
Sink. "Especially right now when the
Florida- budget is stretched so thin,
the Legislature and Governor must'
take responsible steps to correct these
inefficiencies and make sure we, as
taxpayers, see more of our money
coming back to our state."
Primary among the 10 recommen-
dations was the finding that Florida
lacks effective'and proactive systems
to maximize the draw down of federal
grants. This is because there is ex-
tremely limited coordination between
state agencies, the Clearinghouse, and
the Washington Office.

-. "Many times, our
state is; not/receiving.
iI :these federal grant
Sounds because Florida is
not putting up the





matching funds required, but we're
also not set up for success" CFO Sink
explained. "This report shows specif-
ic steps the Legislature and Governor
can take so that Floridian's see more
of. their tax money back in: their,
"Some immediate steps that can be
taken to increase Florida's ability to
draw down these funds include:
*.Moving the State Clearinghouse
for grant approval from the'Depart-
ment of Environmental Protection to
the Governor's Office of Policy and
Expanding the membership of
the Clearinghouse to include the CFO,
or his or her designee, and represen-
tatives from the Florida Legislative
Committee pn Intergovernmental
Enhancing the visibility and'ef-

fectiveness of the Florida Washington
Office by requiring coordination be-
tween it, the Clearinghouse within Of-
fice of Policy and Budget, the
Legislative Committee on Intergov-
ernmental Regulation, and the CFO;
Requiring the Washington Office
to produce an annual report to, the
Legislature detailing its performance
and accomplishments in enhancing'
federal grant funding.
Although much of this detail is
foreign to most, becoming familiar
with it cai be both useful and timely
Considering these challenging eco-
nomic times, knowledge of the money
flow is important to all residents and
cespecially:the community leadership
that serves them.
Michael Curtis can be reached at

yy Michael Curtis player andthe worker. It look. for ways to maxi- the result of the work,
freene Publishing, Inc. helps small business mize revenues. and also the. means y
In an article pub- owners, especially those SmalLbusiness own- which the result is c-
ished recently by a spe-. :in "'seasonal businesses ers need to understand complished.
ialist who follows the or' those vulnerable -to that the test f who is an An independent con-
ubject matter closely- economic ups 'and employee and who quali- tractor relationship ex-
nost of which is repro- downs, manage variable fies as an independent' ists when the worker
uced below-the U.S.' workloads. Also, many contractor is not a hard' independently performs
justice Department's workers like the free- and fast set of rules. services outside of. the
'ax Division .:has doms that come along Rather, the IRS uses 20 business' control.
earned tax attorneys with this kind of work- questions to weigh the It sounds simple, but
hat the IRS and the Jus- ing relationship. And existence of certain fac- like anything else con-
ice Department intend since owners can't keep tors that indicate a level nected to the tax code,
a aggressively pursue' fulltime workers, With of control against those it's not. Small business
paid employment tax- all the benefits that en- factors that show inde- owners who use, or are
s owed by business tails, during slow peri- pendence. considering using, inde-
wners. The depart- ods, eliminating the In other words, .an pendent contractors
nent claims that some independent contractor employer-employee rela-' should .look for the'
employers ,are ripping likely would result in tionship exists when the proverbial ounce of pre-
ff the IRS, using fewer available jobs. small business owner vention from -their tax
chemes' that make The IRS, though, controls, or has the right professional, or visit the
hem' easy targets for ,suspects that there is .to control, the worker IRS Web site covering in-
nforcement. In addi- abuse, especially as em- performing the services, dependent contractors.

tion to civil methods to
recover unpaid employ-
ment taxes, DOJ indi-
cated it would ramp up
criminal enforcement
as well.
Small businesses,,
like, all employers,' are
required, by law to with-
hold federal income, So-
cial Security and
Medicare taxes as well
as federal unemploy-
ment taxes. These are
pay-as-you-go taxes;
meaning employers
must keep up with pay-
merits. However, the IRS
suspects some owners
are tempted to avoid
these taxes through a va-
'riety of schemes, includ-
ing paying cash under
the table, filing false pay-
roll tax returns; or sim-
ply failing to file any
payroll tax returns.
Another practice is
drawing particular
scrutiny from the IRS-
the use of independent
Many; small busi-
nesses, such as those in-
volved in construction,
delivery services, com-
puter services, cleaning
services, home care
workers, and agricultur-
al and/or food process-
ing, use independent
contractors rather than
full or part-time employ-
ees. It's a perfectly legal
practice that- makes
sense for a number of
businesses, especially in
the early stages.
The independent
contractor relationship
can be good for both em-

players seek to cut costs
in the current economy,
and that small business-
es are misclassifying:
employees as. contrac-
In many cases, it's
not intentional. The IRS
test for classifying em-
plQyees versus indepen-
dent contractors has
become more and more
complex. To make mat-
ters worse for the small
-business owner, states
are now considering the
same, issues, as pressure
to balance budgets dri-
ves state governments to

SA new tax credit of as much as $7,500 is available to
S 5f first-t4ime home buyers. To qualify, the home must be '
ti the first you've owned in the past three years, and your
income cant exceed-S75,000 if you're single or S150,00,
if you're married. The credit applies for homes purchased I
after April 8,2008, and before July 1,2009. The credit must,
be repaid over 15 years, starting two years after you claim it.

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T______ here's fruit, and then there's
'f. l .superfruit. What's the dif-
-"' ference? A superfruit has
unique phytochemicals not
*, .. found in other fruits- and ,
at translates to unique health benefits.
As more and more information emerges
about the power of superfruits from agai
',,to goji berries an American favorite that's
been here all along is stepping into the spot-
'-"light: California Dried Plums.
'" Dried plums are packed with vitamins, min-
"erals, antioxidants and fiber. And they're ,
,loaded with surprises. Today's dried plums
:' ire sweet, moist and tasty. Compared with
I,' other fruits, they're surprisingly affordable,
conveniently portable and always available.
California Dried' Plums are the easy, way
to enjoy superfruit,nutrition every day in
Smoking, baking, salads or as a quick snack
'anytime. Find delicious recipes at www.cali-

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. ; Super Dried Plum Rice Pila.
;. Ser'ings 6
1rep time 10 minute_,
C ook time .I hour
I tablespoon vegetable oil
I cup diced onions
I cup diced red bell peppers
I cup medium or long-grain brovn rice
' 1' /2 cup wild rice
3 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth. vegetable broth or water
I, teaspoon salt
I cup chopped California Dried Plums
1/2 cup chopped. toasted. unblanched almonds
In large saucepan, heat oil ouer medium heat .Add onions and pep-
pers: cook, tirming occasionally, about 5 minutes or untd egetables
start to soften Add brown and iild rice. snr until nee is hot Add
broth and salt. bring to a boil. Reduce heat to lon. simnmer. covered.
50 to 60 minutes or unni liquid is completely absorbed Let stand.
S covered. 10 minutes, gently isr in dried plums and almonds with a
Nutrition Information per Sening: 365 calones. 10 g fat. 0 mg
cholesterol, 236 mg sodium, 60 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber. 11 g protein

intent courtesy Familr Fearures.comrn

..Pear,Dried Plum and Fennel Salad
Servings 4
- Prep rime: 10 minutes
114 cup rat-free ranch dressing
1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh tarragon or 1/2 tea-
spoon dried
2 medium fennel bulbs (about 8 ounces)
2 medium Bosc pears
.1 bunch watercress leaves (about 4 cups)
1 cup California Dried Plums, cut in half
1/2 cup chopped toasted walnuts
In large bowl, whisk together ranch dressing and tarragon.
Cut fennel bulbs in half lengthwise, then cut across into 1/4-
inch strips Cut pears
in half arid core, then cut lengthwise into thin wedges. Gen-
tly toss fennel and pears in dressing until coated..,dd water-
cress, dried plums and walnuts,; toss gently until combined.
Mound nalad op 4 salad plates.
Nutrition Information per Serving: 303 calories, 10 g fat,
I 0.2 mg cholesterol, 227 mg sodium, 52 g carbohydrate, 8 g
fiber, 5.g protein

Grilled Salmon
With Onion
and Dried, Plum Compote
Servings: 6
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
1 tablespoon olive oil
4 cups sliced onions
Salt and black pepper
1 cup California Dried Plums,
cut in half
1/4 cup golden raisins
1/4 cup rice or cider vinegar
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
6 salmon filets (about 4 ounces
S each)
In large skillet, heat, oil over medium heat. Add onions; season with
salt and pepper, Cover and cook about 5 minutes or until onions ard g
oift but:not colored. Stir in dried plums, raisins, vinegar,.gsgay,agd i i
ginger. Cook., uncovered, about 15 minutes or until onions are com-'
pletely soft and compote is golden brown. Keep warm or store in re-
Sfigerator and heat in saucepan over low heat when needed. '
Grill salmon over gas or charcoal grill until a sharp knife meets with
no resistance when pushed into the salmon. Serve with compote on the
' Nutrition Information per Serving:
370, calories, 15 g fat, 67 mg cholesterol,
=. 169 mg sodium, 34 g carbohydrate,
3 g fiber, 24 g protein

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

louthem Vllas of

Cfadison apartments

available. HUD vouchers
accepted. 1,2, & 3 BR
HC & non-HC accessible
apts. Call 850-973-8582,
TDD/TTY 711. 315 SW
Lawson Circle,'
Madison, FL 32340.
Equal Housing

Cambridge Manor
Apartments designed for
Senior's and Disabled. 2
Bedroom open with Sub-
2BR ($435.).
HUD vouchers accept-
ed Call 850-973-3786 -
TTY Acs 711.
404 SW Sumatra Rd,
This institution is an
Equal Opportunity
and Employer

Madison Heights
1,2,3 & 4 bedroom apts.
Section 8 Housing designed
for low income families
150 SW Burngardner Dr.
Madison, FL
Phone 850-973-4290
STDD i-800-545-1833
.... 'ext. 485 :
Equal Housing

$450.00 PER MO.

3Bed/ 2 Bth Mobile Home for
rent in great neigtitiorhood off
County Camp Rd in Madison.
HUD \ouchers accepted Secunty
deposit required Contact Amy
Brasb at -407-616-2637 or 321-

3/2 MI/H & 2/1' M/H
PLEASE CALL 850-973-
4606 OR 850-673-9564
House for Rent
in Greenville, FL
(near elementary school).
All Electric, Newly remod-
eled 3 bedrooms, 1 bath
$600/mo. 1st & security de-
posit. Housing Choice
Vouchers Accepted
Call 850-973-7349 or
617-4 37-1905

3Bed/ 2Bth home in private quiet
compound, 1900 sq. ft., sunroom,
cathedral ceilings, fully furnished
kitchen, W/D, carport..
Adult family only. No pets.
$950 mo.+ dep. Credit check.
Call 850-948-4444

2 BR 1 bath Singlewide Mo-
bile Home in Cherry Lake
Area. $350.00month, plus de-
posit 973-2353
Restored 3 BR Home, .
CH&Air, Oak Floors, new
R&Rfg. 1335 sq ft.
Adult Family only, no pets.
$700 rent and deposit.
Credit check.
432 NE Horry Ave. Madison.
Call George. 973-8583,557-

House for Rent
2Bed/1 Bth. Great neighbor-
hood. Within city limits.
$500mth. 1st and last mths
rent due. Security deposit re-
quired. 673-9425

2 BR/1 BTH House For
RentCentral H&A, Appli-
ances, Furnished, $500
per mth, $500 Security.
Vouchers Accepted.
Call 973-3917

1 yr lease. 2 Bed, 2 Bth.
Includes kitchen appliances, .wa-
ter, and lawn maintenance.
$800 per mth, $800 deposit.

For Sale:
House & Lot
In the Town of Suwannee
was $135,000, Now
$99,000. 2 BR/1 BA. Fully
Furnished, New Metal
Roof, and New Paint. Util-
ity Building with Washer
and Dryer. Nice Fruit
Trees. 386-719-0421


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

10 acres Beulah Meadows
Rd, DWMH and houses
allowed, $49,500,, $5,000
down $459/mo

10 acres Old Blue.Springs
Rd. access, DWMH and
houses allowed, $49,500,
$5,000 down, $459/mo

25 Acres on Hwy 90, Lee,
$112,500 ($4,500/ac)'

Larger tracts available
Call Chip Beggs

For Sale:
2BR/ 2 BTH Townhouse
at 346 SW Macon St.
Call After 5:30 at 253-1201

Fantastic Lake
and Mountain Views
from this 2 Bed/ 2Bth Home.|
Open and Covered Decks,
Large Screened Porch, Gas
FP, CH/A, Oak Floors &
Cabinets, and Appliances.
OfferedFurnished at
$179,900. Call BJ Peters at

Land'Owners- with good or
bad credit!!! You can own a
new home with $0 down.
Call Will at 850-253-8001.

For Sale 3 Bed/ 2 Bth w.
A.C. on 1/2 Acre in Lee.
Only $599mth.
Call Will for more info at

For Sale in Hamilton Co.
on 5 Acres.
You Choose Floorplan.
Call Today

For Sale 4 Bed/2 Bth w. A.C.
in Madison County
for only $649 per mth.
Call to be pre-approved.

One acre on Diving Bird
Loop for sale. $5500. Call
Derrick or Christy in Cherry
Lake. Call: 229-469-0619,
or 229-242-8294.

Restored 3 BR Home, CH &
Air. Oak floors, large storage,
S1335 Sq Ft Yard Maint. in-,
cluded.Adult family only, no
pets, $800 rent and deposit-
Credit check.432 NE Horry
Ave. Madison. Call George
973-8583, 557-0994
10/17- rtn

Downtown Office/Retail
space for rent. 700 to 1,400
Sql ft.567-1523_
Office Building across street
from Post Office, Courthouse,
and Courthouse Annex.
(Old Enterprise Recorder
Office); 111 SE Shelby St.
MadisonlNewly renovated back
to the 1920's era Call 973-4141

Propertywith state high-
wayfrontage Corner
lots.Fronts both Harvey
Greene Dr. and Highway 53
South.Enterprise Zone
Natural gas line, 8 inch water
main, access to city utilities,
fire hydrant, and service from
two power companies. Prop-
erty has easy access to 1-10,'
via SR 53.& SR 14. Will build
to suit tenant or short or long
term lease. Call bTommy
Greene 850-973-4141

Place your ad here!
Call 973-4141

No mortgage on your land. Pat
.Home on your land, family land,
state land or rental lot. Sin-
glewides start at $350.00 month
and Doublewides at $440.00.
Call Steve 386-365-5370

'CALL 386-288-4560


$49,900.00 CALL

Singlewide your land $340.00
P&I per mo, Doublewide your
land $422.00 P&I per mo.
Singlewide & $30,000.00 for
land $520.00 P&I per mo. or
Doublewide with $30,000.00
for land $602.00 P&I per m6.
Our land your land or buy
land. I specialize in credit
challenged customers. Appli-
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decision next business day.
Let me help make your new
home 'dream come true.
Trades welcome.
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MIKEAT 386-623-4218

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, $7,500.00 CASH IN YOUR
FOR DETAILS 386-719-0044

'MAKE OFFER 386-365-5129

for the Return of lost Chocolate
Lab. If you have seen or know
where Diamond might be Please
call 850-673-9722 or 850-973-
7980 or 869-0240.

ins o ean oun near Wild
Plum. No identifying markings,
collar and flea collar.
Call 973-6405

Yorkie Pups
Call 850-584-9882

Tea Cup Yorkie Puppy for
adoption. If you are interest-
ed please email me at

Children's Dresses.....
Size 3 white long dress,
worn as flower girl dress,
satin bodice, lacy
overlay on bottom, built in
crinoline $50

Size 3 white long dress,
worn as flower girl dress, se-
quin/beadwork all on
bodice, se-
quin/beadwork/appliques on
bottom, built in crinoline. -
Size 4 off white dress, worn
as flower girl dress, lace work
around bodice, pretty lace
work at bottom, cap sleeves -

Size 5 purple pageant dress,
with matching socks and hair
ow, white sequin and bead
work on bodice, built in
crinoline -, beautiful 'dress -
Size 7 red pageant dress,
white applique, sequin and
bead work on bodice and bot-
tom, built in crinoline beau-
tiful dress $65
Size 7 white and peach
pageant dress, white ruffles
with peach outline across
chest, sleeves, and bottom,
never worn $35

Size 7-8 off white dress,
worn as a flower girl dress,
overlay of lace over entire
dress, probably knee to calf
length $25

Size 8 white, long dress,
ace around neck with decora-
ive bodice $25

Size 16 white long pageant
gown, cap sleeves, white se-
'uin work across entire
bodice and: sleeves, buttons
around neck with circular cut-
out on back, beautiful gown -

Size 7-8 Kelli green gown,
lace overlay $40
Size 8 red gown, se
quin/bead work around bodice
Size 14 (child's size 14 but
dress is for a teen division ap-
proximately 13-15) GOR-
GEOUS lime green dress,
strapless but with spaghetti
straps that cress cross across
e back, sequins spotted
across the entire gown, built
in crinoline absolutely gor-
geous. $300 (paid over $500
for it)

Call 850-973- 3497
and leave message.

1984 Sand HS 66' Mobile
Home $4000. Must give 30
days notice to current occu-
pants. Call 386-623-0057

2001 Silver Pontiac
Grand Prix GTP
Daytona 500 Limited
Edition (one of only
2000.) Needs new en-
gine. Body and interior
in excellent condition.
Leather, sunroof, Bose
sound system, tons of
upgrades!! Must see.
Asking $5,5,00. Well un-
der blue book value.
Call 850-879-0179.

1987 Ford Bronco for Sale.
Super hot engine! 58k origi-
nal miles. Auto trans. Differ-
ential don't leak. Only
rolled over once but never
"mud bogged". Upper body
has no glass bAut engine and
running gear awesome! Now
painted camo $500.

Wanted: Chickens turkeys,
guineas and peafowl.

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Learn To Play Piano!
Learn to play piano by ear! Af-
fordable piano lessons at begin-
ner and intermediate level. Basic
music theory and bass guitar-
lessons also available. For more
information or to schedule, please
call (850) 464-0114.

Advent Christian
Cal: 658-JOBS (5627) or visit
Do more than work,.
join a family!

Social Services Director-
FT position to lead/direct a
service team with high stan-
dards of
practice at 161-bed long-term
care facility, including
services/programs for memo-
impaired and a strong com-
munity-oriented environment.
BSW and long-term care ex-
perience required. MSW
preferred. Two or more years
relevant experience with good
understanding of LTC regs
strongly preferred.

Accounting A/R Clerk.
FT position; HSD or equiva-
lent required; prior experience
in insurance billing and cod-
ing,' PC operation with MS
applications, including word
processor, spreadsheet, and
database required. Must be

PT staff for various grounds-
related positions in residential
community; prior experience
in residential or commercial
lawn care a plus; valid'Florida
DL required.

FT Groundskepper
Residential community; prior
experience in residential and
comniercial lawn care a plus;
valid Floridi DL required.

FT Water/ Wastewater
Treatment Operations
Valid"FL C water and waste
water treatment certification
required; dual certification
strongly preferred. Willing to
consider experienced individ-
ual with FL C certification in
dri nking water treatment and
allow one year to obtain FL C
waste water treatment. Expe-
rience in all aspects of water/
waste water & distribution/
collection systems required.

Competitive wages & excel-
benefits (health, dental, life,
disability, supplemental in-
surance, 403b, paid time
off,) plus access to onside
daycare and fitness racili-

EOE, Drug Free Workplace,
Criminal background
.checks required.

Apply in person at ACV
Personnel Department Mon
thru Fri, 9:00 am. until 4:00
p.m., Carter Village Hall,
10680 Dowling Park Drive,
Dowling Park, FL; fax re-
sume/ credentials to (386)
658-5160; or visit
www.acvillaqe net.

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tery. You could become a
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Guaranteed income pro-
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bership booklet. 1-877-
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Substance Abuse
Human 'Services Agency
is seeking a Full-time
Substance Abuse Coun-
selor to serve adolescents
in Madison.County. POsi-
tion will perform outpa-
tiefit intervention services
and administer prevention
programs in a school
based setting. Preferred
candidate will have a
Master's degree in social
or behavioral science.
Also prefer experience
working with juvenials
involved with substance

Qualified applicants must
complete a DISC Village
employment application
and submit to: Madison
Counselor, 3333 W. Pen-
sacola St., Suite 150, Tal-
lahassee, FL 32304. Ap-
plications may be down-
loaded at
Please call (850) 575-
4388 for assistance. EOE
Drug Free Workplace.

Cooks & Waitresses
Spaghetti House
Apply in Person After 1 lamat
291 A SW Dade Street

Madison, FL
No Phone Calls Please
Ask for Bob I

The City of Madison is ac-
cepting applications for 1
full-time Firefighter with the
following qualifications: Ap-
plicants must be at least 19
years of age and a citizen of
he United States, possess a
LICENSE, with an "E" en-
dorsement, must be a High
School Graduate, must pass
a drug test; background "
check, a physical examina-.
tion and vision test. The ap-'
plicant must be in excellent
physical condition and it is
preferred that the applicant(
be Florida Firefighter Certi-
fed. The applicant must also
be a non-user of tobacco

Job applications are avail-
able upon request from the'
office of the Fire Chief, Al-
fred Martin at 116 SW Dade
St., Madison, Florida 32340.

We will be accepting appli-,
cations for this position from
Monday, March 2, 2009'unl-
il the position has been
filled. *

Fhe City of Madison is,an
Equal Opportunity Employer
and recognizes veteran's' "'


Healing Minds
& Empowering LivesI
Healing minds and em-
powering the lives of pe'ope
with mental illness takes mbore
than just takes com-i
passion'. Apalachee ,Centei
has been offering its clients'
and their families with caring
service, for over fifty year.
Apalachee Center, Inc. Is ;
Joint Commission accred(tei,
private, not-for-profit behay-
ioral health center serving the'
Big Bend Area. We offer bro-h,
petitive pay, benefits and ,an'
excellent work environmenttiI
Are you ready to make a Uif:
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Qualifications: Bachelor's;
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chology, social work, criminal'
justice or other related human?
services field.
Responsibilities: Assist'
clients in activities of daily liv-:
ing, encourage client partidi-'
pation in daily scheduled
activities, maintain safe and
clean environment of care;.
Document service activities in
accordance with unit proce,
dures; Immediately report any,
client psychiatric or medical
concern or difficulty to profes-
sional staff.
To view a complete listing of:
our opportunities, please visit.
I our website '
Applications are received in
person or by mail.-
Human Resources
2634-J Capital Circle N.E.,
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FDLE background check
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,J-5A Madison County Carrier

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


CASE NO. 2008CA0003140001XX
OLD BLUE SPRINGS, LLC, a Florida Limited Liability
a Company,
Company, Plaintiff,

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Default Final Judgment
Foreclosure dated February 27, 2009, in the above referenced case in
which OLD BLUE SPRINGS, LLC Plaintiff, and IGNACIO PAINE and
LAZARA E. GARCIA-TUNON; unknown tenants; and other unknown
parties in possession, including the unknown spouse of any person in pos-
session of the
property, and if a named Defendant is deceased, the surviving spouse,
Sheirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and all other parties claiming .
by, through, under or against that Defendant, and all claimants,
.persons or parties, natural or corporate, or whose exact legal status
'is unknown, claiming under any of the named or described Defendants,
are Defendants, I, TIM SANDERS, Clerk of the
Court, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the front,
door of the Madison County Courthouse in Madison, Florida, or such
other place in the Madison County Courthouse as the Clerk of the Court
may designate at the time of sale, at 11:00 o'clock A. M. on the 24 day
I ofMarch, 2009, the following described property set forth in the
Default Final Judgment of Foreclosure:
S-'Lof 10 of Block A of River Trace Subdivision. A subdivision according
't*sthe plat thereof filed at Plat Book 2, Pages 28 through 30 of the
Public Records of Madison County, Florida.
Subject to any outstanding mineral rights of record.
. Together with all the tenements, hereditaments and appurtenances
I thereto belonging or in anywise appertaining.
Any and all bidders, parties or other interested persons shall contact
the information desk of the Clerk of the Court prior to the scheduled
foreclosure sale who will advise of the exact location in the Madison
1 County Courthouse for the foreclosure sale.
[NOTE: If you are a person with a disability who needs any
accommodation in order to-
I participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to
I the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Court
I Administrator, Post Office Box 1569, Lake City, Florida 32056-1569,
ITelephone: (386) 758-2163, within two (2) working days of your receipt*
-of this Notice or pleading. If you are hearing or voice impaired,
please call: 1-800-955-8771.]
WITNESS my hand and the official seal of said Court, this 27 day of
i ebruar), 2009 at Madison, Madison County, Florida.

'By 'Ramona Dickinson
AQ Deputs Clerk

ose M. Decker, Jr., Esquire
320 While A'enue
Pos Office Box 1288
Live Ok, Florida 32064
deleqphone: (386) 364-4440
Telecobier: (386).364-4508
f Attorneys for Plaintiff .

The Board of Count Commissioners o Mladisn Countr. Florida, ihei
|'Bqard"' herteb requests proposals from qualified individuals or firms to
provide professional surveying and mapping services to the Counli under a
Continuing contract," as such term is defined in Section 287.055(2)(g), Flori-
IS'da Statules. .
SCOPE OF WORK., Successful firm(s) under continuing contract shallI
provide the.surveying and, mapping services for public works and other pro-
jects undertaken by the County.
An original and six copies of sealed proposals should be submitted by hand
-dellvery to the office of The Clerk of the Circuit Court of Madison County,
Florida, at the Madison County Courthouse, 125 SW Range Ave., Room 101,
i Madison, Florida or by mail to Post Office Box 237, Madison, Florida 32341-
i 0237, before 4:00 p;m., on Friday, March 27,'2009. Sealed proposals should be
I clearly marked "Proposal for Surveying and Mapping Services."
Questions regarding the RFP, or requests for more detailed information such
[he Selection Process and Proposal Lnstructions, may be directed to the office
S'f the County Coordinator (850) 973-3179. The County reserves the right to
reject any and ill proposals, to negotiate changes in the new scope of work or
A services to be provided, and to otherwise waive any technicalities or informal-

Under Authorir) of the Self-Sterice Storage Facilitr Acl. Section 83.805 the
described belo has been seized for nonpayment of rent and other accrued e\-
penses. Property consists primarily of household and personal goods in the
units rented by James Leeand Candra BlueJ Carolyn Johnson. The property)
"ill be sold at auctiunto the highest bidder as provided b. the Self-Slorage
Faclit Act. Section 83.806. The sale %ill be held Saturday, March 14. 2009 at
t9:00 A.M.. at the lMadison Mini Storage, 1098 E. U.S. 90. in Madison. Florida.'
For further informationcall 973-6246.




$30 In County $38 Out-of-County
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CASE NO. 2009-108-CA
Post Office Box 729.
Madison, Florida 32341

2246 Captain Buie Road Post Office Box 252
Madison, Florida 3234Q Pinetta, Florida 32350
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on
the following property in Madison County, Florida:
has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to it on E. Bailey Browning 111, Plaintiffs attorney,*
whose address is Post Office Drawer 652, Madison, Florida 32341, on or be-
fore April13, 2009, andfile the original with the Clerk of this Court either be-
fore service on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a
default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint.
Dated March 6, 2009.
BY: /s/ Ramona Dickinson
Deputy Clerk

The Board of County Commissioners of Madison County, Florida, (the
"Board"' hereby requests proposals from qualified individuals or firms to
provide professional archileclural senices to the County under a "continuing
coniracL'" as such term i6 defined in Section 287.055i2)gi. Florida Statules.
SCOPE OF WORK. Successful firms) under continuing contract shall
provide architectural services for public works and other projects undertaken
by the County, including without limitation, all or some of the following tasks:
I. Project design and design Acr' ices including preliminary) drawings, final de-
sign. technical specifications, bid documents. contract documents 'ith opinion
of probable construction cost.
2. Cost benefit studies
3. Information management
4. Scope orf ok
5. Technical and construction administration services during construction.
6. Permitting, including the preparation and submission of permit applica-
tions to all levels of Gosernment jurisdictions.
". Advertising and bidding senrice, providing to the County advertisement to
bid, conduct pre-bid meeting, assist in bid service and award, and preparation
of contract documents for County and contractor execution.
8. Professional services during construction. Answer questions of contractor
and/or County. Review drawings, change orders and pay request. Prepare
and submit record drawings to County and other Governmental agencies.
An original and six copies of sealed proposals should be submitted by hand
delivery to the office of The Clerk of .the Circuit Court of.Madison County,
Florida, at the Madison County Courthouse, 125 SW Range Ave., Room 101,
Madison, Florida or by mail to Post Office Box 237 Madison, Florida 32341-
0237, before 4:00 p.m., on Friday, March 27,2009. Sealed proposals should be
clearly marked "Proposal for Architectural Services."
Questions regarding the RFP, or requests for more detailed information such
as, '
the Scope of Work, Selection Process, and Proposal Instructions; may be di-
rected to- the office of the County Coordinator (850) 973-3179.
The County reserves the right to reject any and all proposals, to negotiate
changes in the new scope of work or services to be provided, and to otherwise
waive any technicalities or informalities. '

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING: The District Board of Trustees of North
Florida Community College will hold its regular monthly meeting Tuesday,
March 17 at 5:30 p.m. in the NFCC Student Center Lakeside Room, NFCC,
325 NW Turner Davis Dr., Madison, FL.
A copy of the agenda may be obtained by writing: NFCC, Office of the Pres-
ident, 325 NW Turner Davis Dr., Madison, FL 32340. For disability-related
accommodations, contact the NFCC Office of College Advancement, 850-973-
1653. NFCC is an equal access/equal opportunity employer.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING: The NFCC Board of Trustees announces
its intent to vote upon the addition of DBT Policy # 5.29: Notification of So-
cial Security Number Collection and Use for Students. This policy addition is
authorized by Florida Statute 119.071 (5). The economic impact to NFCC due
to this addition is $ -0-. Copies of the policy in question are available for pub-
lic review in the Enrollment Services office. :
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING: The NFCC Board of Trustees announces,
its intent to vote upon the addition of DBT Policy # 4.17- Notification of So-
cial Security Number Collection and Use for Employee. This policy addition
is authorized by Fforida Statute. 1001.61. The economic impact to NFCC due
to this addition is $ -0-. Copies of the policy in question are available for pub.
lic review in the HR Office.
Persons wishing to address this issue may do so by appearing before the B4ard
at the meeting. Persons wishing to appeal a Board decision related to this is-
sue will need a record of the proceeding for such an appeal and may, therefore,
need to ensure that a verbatim record is made.

The Madison Soil and Valter Conservation District will hold their
monthly meelinp on March 16. 2009 at 8:15 a.m. in the NRCS office at
1416 Unit 2 U.S 9u E. in Madison. FL 32340. The public is invited.


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16A Madison County Carrier

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


4-H Celebrates Centennial With Essay Contest I

By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Florida 4-H is cele-
brating its .100th an-
niversary .this year. In
1909, J.J. V3rnon, The
University .of Florida
dean' of agriculture,
latched the Corn Club
for Boys in Alachua,
Bradford and Marion
Counties, officially be-
Sginning the 4-H Youth
Development program.
Corn seed was provided
to- young men with in-
centives to grow better
and more prolific strains
of corn. The youth em-

phasis also had the prac-
tical benefit'of develop-
ing future farmers, who
were better prepared to
utilize new methods that
increase production and
quality in general.
Over the last .100
'years, under theAedicat-
ed leadership of volun-
teers and 4-H Agents like
Heather Johnson in
Madison County, the
program has blossomed
into a showcase of learn-
ing and fun, covering a
broad range of modern
applications such as
workforce preparation,

computers and the per-

forming arts. Addition-
ally, along with tradi-
tional pursuits of
agriculture, horticul-
ture, family and con-
sumer science, and
livestock, environmen-
tal science and rocketry
are now included. The 4-
H methods of working
with youth have evolved'
into an effective way to
influence participants
well into adulthood, as it
teaches vital career
n Madison County,
we've worked hard to
keep, the community

club concept
alive as a
means for
youth to ex-
plore'careers and
activities through
Florida 4-H pro-
grams," said Johnson.
"We will continue work-
ing closely with teachers
to provide agricultural
and environmental edu-
cation in the classroom
with the Extension Ser-
vice curriculum," she'
"A Centennial is a
milestone to celebrate,"
said Marilyn Norman,
PhD, associate dean and
Florida 4-H state leader
at the University of'
Florida. "For Florida 4-
H, it's a tremendous op-'
portunity to advance the
awareness of positive
youth development
+hti i ah ti 1 t f t AQntPq d

dence," Norman contain;
This year-long cele-
bration is themed.
"Florida 4-H: A Centurt
of Youth Success." A
schedule of planned
state -events is available
at !
In Madison County,
members celebrated th4
centennial with an essay
contest titled, "What 4-H
Means to You." Member
had the opportunity td'
write about their 4-H ex!
perience, .club or fa[
vorite activity. The
essays were then judged
and a winner was select;i

orIug ou ; e sile anu e u.
celebrate 100 years of Miss Cody Jesse of,
helping young;people de- the Saddles & Spurs 4-1
velop a love for lifelong Club was selected as the
learning, leadership winner. Her essay is re-
skills and self-confi- produced below:

What 4-H Means To Me

By: Cody Jesse ,:
The 4-H's stand for Head, Hands, Heart; and
Health, all of these things are*catalysts for positivd
change. I believe 4-H is making a positive change ii
my life. 4-H inspires me to do extraordinary things'
4-H'ers can be involved in year-round projects, rangj
ing from work, club and county activities. It does not
matter if you' come from a home in the country or a
home in the city, everyone is welcome. 4-H has in,'
spired me to do community service, learn valuable
skills, set goals and seek out new interests.4-H is a
full circle; there is' something for everyone, fronq
agriculture, to aerospace, and everything in be-
tween. I am a member of an equine club, and Iplove
all the programs and activities. 4-H has encouraged
me to step out and do all kinds of cool, exciting and
educational things. 4-H has spiked my interest in
many new areas; one new area this year is photog-
raphy. It is fun working with others on projects,
everyone encourages each other. You have the op-
portunity to meet and make new friends.. 4-H is
"Learning by Doing', 4-11 is an awesome program
and I look forward to many more years as a 4-H'er.

To join, one of the
Madison County, 4-H
clubs, contact Heather
Johnson at (850) 973-4138,

Michael Curtis can
be reached at michael@

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