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Title: Madison County carrier
Alternate Title: Carrier
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 58 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Tommy Greene
Place of Publication: Madison Fla
Publication Date: March 18, 2009
Frequency: weekly
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Madison -- Madison
Coordinates: 30.466389 x -83.415278 ( Place of Publication )
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began Aug. 5, 1964.
General Note: Co-publisher: Mary Ellen Greene.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 32, no. 15 (Nov. 22, 1995).
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Source Institution: University of Florida
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Wed., March 18, 2009 \'
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Truck Dri

In Fieri
By Jacob ,Bembry
Oeene Publishing, Inc.
A truck driver was killed in a traf-,
fWi crash on Friday evening, March 13.
.. According to a Florida Highway
lrtrol report, a 2005 Freightliner trac-
t -trailer was traveling east on Inter-
state 10 in the outside lane,
ajroaching the 248-mile marker.
..' The truck traveled onto the south
shoulder, traveling southeast and col-
lided with a small tree at the base of
the shoulder.
The truck continued traveling
southeast and collided with a larger

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tree and caught on fire.
The semi came to a final rest at the
second point of impact facing south-
east ,
The blaze engulfed the truck,
killing the driver, who had not been
identified at press time.
The Florida Department of Trans-
portation and the Greenville Volun-
teer Fire Department assisted FHP at
the scene.
FHP Trooper John Sleigher was
the investigating officer.
Jacob Bembry can be reached at

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Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo, March 13, 2009
A blaze engulfed a semi tractor-trailer, killing the driver last Friday, March 13.
At press time, the driver still had not been positively identified.

Leaster Martin Terry, Quintana Crowned
To Turn 100oo In Miss Lee Pageant

Photo submitted
- Joe Peavy, left, presents Leaster Martin with a
certificate .from. Florida Governor Charlie Crist .in
honor of. Mrs. Martin's 100th birthday, whiph was Dec
14,72000. Peavy presented4the certificate on March 6.
Martin is a resident at Madison liursing and Rehabil-
itation Center.
By Bryant Thigpen
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The Madison Nursing Center, along with former
Sheriff Joe Peavy, was honored to present Leaster
Martin with a beautiful gold framed certificate to
celebrate her 100th birthday The certificate was sent
by Governor Charlie Crist, applauding Martin and
sending his best wishes.
Martin was -born on December 14, 1908 in
Brooks County, Georgia. She moved to the
Please see Martin, page 4A

Help Educate
Tomorrow 's
By Bryant T.higpen
Greene Publishing, Inc.
While many think
that the newspaper is
only good to print local
news, many will find it
Please see Newspapers,
Page 4A

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Elaine Terry, left, was crowned Teen Miss Lee and Celina Quintana, right, was
crowned Pre-Teen Miss Lee during the Miss Lee Pageant held Saturday evening,
March 14, at North Florida Community College. For full story and photos, see
pages 8-9A.

sMeMotCoWy PqmiSt For Sawdiy

Vying for the title of Miss Madison County will be, bottom row, from left to Competing for Junior Miss Madison County will be bottom right, left to right:
right: Laurie Smith, Cheltsie Kinsley,;Tiffany Richardson, Shannen Combass, and Ashley Skipper, Kimberly Fields, Molly Williams, Elaine Jarvis. Top row, left to
Sara Pestella. Back row, left to right: Danyel Williams, Victoria Wirick, Kehli Tuten, right: Ashley Hollingsworth, Sierra Gay, Kaitlin Davis, Brooke Williams and
Amanda Wise, Christie Riley. Brooke Kinsley.

Madison County's "royal family" The ever Saturday, March 21, at favorite weatherman, old putting on their youth! The evening will
finest and stunning chil- so entertaining, "Tots to' Van H. Priest Auditori- WCTV Channel 6's Rob finest attire and .smile lead up to the grand fi-
dren .and young adults Tween Pageant," will be um located at North Nucatola. followed by the ravish- nale with the Crowning
will take the stage Satur- held in conjunction with Florida Community Col- The evening will ing Teen and Miss con- of the new 2009 Miss and
day for a chance to be- the "Teen and Miss lege. The host for the start out with children testants, so be sure to Please see Miss
fcome Madison's next Pageant" at 5 p.m. on evening is our very own ranging from 0-12 years come and support our Madison, Page 4A
deadline Fast App aching For Lee Day Art And Essay Contests
e'qCPubl:idz ., ..c .6'C 3 ,"_-,'.. 5 entennial.Lee :Day celebration set for April 4. tabletop. .
,e,'bipibsng, Inc., .Those who. are interested; but may have fallen be- Mayor Ernestine Kinsey and all the Lee Day or-
- eStd sflrougho fMadison Cuntyp blio, hind are urged to call this reporter at (850) 973-4141 ganizers are thrilled to feature young talent
at. d ,home-schoolers are reminded to get for story ideas. throughout Madison County as part of this 100th
ires.say. aniart to Lee CGif Hall by.Friday, April -Essay entries are limited to 500 words, with ad- birthday celebration of the "Little but Proud" town..
,-inobrdr take partin t1is histori'occasion. "', ditional credit being awarded for Lee content, past For more information, call Lee City Hall at (850)
PriZe moneyfor-'all threg age divisions $-5, 6- :or present. Art entriesare limited to a size of 28" x 971-5867.
a4d ,'-,tots d whoQppigig.$2;000, and org.niz. 20" to allow convenient display, although three-di- Michael Curtis can be reached, at
Share, 1ookng forward 'to awarding "i at the men'sional art is acceptable to the width of a foldout michael ,,
ll 2 Sections, 30 Pages From Page One 4A Wed Thu ri st
Around Madison 6-7A His3orn 18A 7/?83 .., 19 6 46 12 7./-"
Bridal Guide 12A Obituaries 5A A 1f*
Path ofFaith BSection Heah ," 14- 15A mnd ts tupi40& INoIiI,

2A Madison County Carrier

Wednesday, March 18, 2009


Wandering With
The Publisher
Mary Ellen Greene

F~An AlOU5At

l9tiit Go Butttqk!

After taking the walk up the big stairs
into the Madison County Central School, it's be greeted by the warm smile and
helping hand of Cindy Boyd. Joining the
school last August, she performs her new job
extremely well, but more than that, she does
it with a proverbial smile on.her face.
Cindy relocated to Lee where she cur-
rently resides with her husband Dale, who
transferred to work at Fulghum Industries -
located near PCA in Clyattville in chip
wood processing.
Cindy and Dale have four grown chil-
dren who reside in the area, which still
makes for some fun family weekends. The
Boyd's are members of Fellowship Baptist
Church, where they enjoy a very active and
fulfilling church life.
"I enjoy my work and we really enjoy
our community These are some of the best
people in the world, and it's a great place to
live," Cindy explained.
Welcome again to good neighbor Cindy
Boyd. The residents of Madison County and
your neighbors in Lee thank you for your
contribution to our children and the com-

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

Buying Local
Robinson Motor Company has always done
right by me.
And last week, the company saved me a pile of
Getting to Tallahassee, with an overheated radi-
ator, put me in a bind. The company I took my pick
up .to wanted to charge me over $800.00. I neither had
that much cash on me nor did I have my check book.
I went'to the FSU library, which had been my in-
tention; and while there, told a friend of my situa-
tiori. .
My friend said: "Let's visit my friend's auto
shop. He'll treat you right."
So we went over. They only wanted $250.
But they said I could get back to Madison if I
went no faster than 50 mph.
Once back in Madison, I went to Robinson's.
And there, Todd and Bob fixed me up with a heat
sensor, as that was all I needed, and the price came
to $31.65, plus labor.- ,
Don't be afraid to buy local! I do. And they will
treat you right.
Nelson A. Pryor



Emerald Greene

Happy Birthday,

Last week was my mother's, Mary Ellen Greene,
70th birthday. Somehow, I let last week slip by with-
out writing a special "Happy Birthday" to her.
In growing up, as a child, we all learn different
aspects of life from our parents. The mother's role
and.the father's role are two totally different teach-
I have written in my columns before how from
my father I learned how to work hard, grew my
backbone, inherited his business mind, inherited
his life's aggression to always strive for better,
learned the ability to save a penny, and the knowl-
edge that "a man is only as good as his word."
From my Mother, I learned the softer side of
life. She showed me how a real mother is supposed
to be to her children ... and I can only hope that I am
doing even half as good of a job as she did.
From her, I learned the importance of a sweet
heart, .a caring spirit, -and a giving attitude. She
taught me how to find a silver lining in any situa-
tion, and she taught me the lesson of "making mem-
ories" with my children and enjoying life, one day
at a time.
So many lessons I've learned through the years
that I try to implement in my everyday life. Lessons
on life itself, and lessons about being a mother.
Mothers are given to 'us for nurturing, gentle-
ness, and love. The one to kiss away our tears, hug
away our fears, and to listen with a kind, open heart
to our worries and troubles. (Is it not the mother's
side of the bed that children climb in to, in the mid-
dle of the night, when awoken with a nightmare?)
My mother was/is all of those things. She still
can brighten'my day, when no one else can, she still
will help me find the silver lining in a bad situation
(when I'm not able to), and is still there to hug and
kiss away my tears..,
So, happy birthday, Mom! I love you!
Until then ... I'll see you around the town.



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National Social

Work Month
Dear Editor: ness of giving and receiving love and
March is National Social Work asking for and granting forgiveness.
Month which makes it an appropriate Often it is the social worker who will
time for us to salute the valuable and pause to recognize a special occasion
important job that social workers pro- in a patient's life and make sure that a
vide all year long. When life's chal- birthday is celebrated or a caregiver
lenges become overwhelming, many gets a night out. Our wonderful social
people turn to a social worker for help. workers are an important part of our
Here at Big Bend Hospice, we have 30 patient care; team and our Big, Bend.
social workers who serve as family Hospice family
support counselors, grief counselors The theme for the 2009-National
.and Caring Tree counselors. They Social Work Month is "Social Work:
work tirelessly with our patients and Purpose & Possibility". Time and
families to help them cope with the. again I have witnessed the powerful
many emotional and practical issues j results of social workers both in our
that accompany a'life limiting illness. organization and in hospitals, nurs-
These dedicated professionals assist ing homes and assisted living facili-
with everything from coordinating ties in recognizing and meeting the
community resources to help families needs of the people they serve. On
solve personal, and financial prob-, behalf of Big Bend Hospice we ap-
lems, to working through he emotion- plaud social'workers for their caring
al pain of dealing with an impending hearts and their important contribu-
death. They recognize the family dy- tions to our community .
namics that are part of any life.threat-, Carla Braveman, RN, MEd, GHCE
ening disease and help patients each President and CEO
out to conclude the important busi-, Big Bend Hospice

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Wednesday, March 18, 2009


Madison County Carrier 3A


Jacob Bembry

Elaine Terry

Named Teen

Miss Lee
Congratulations to Elaine Terry, who was
crowned Teen Miss Lee on Saturday evening, March
14. Congratulations go out to all of the winners in
the Miss Lee pageant.
Midway Church of God will present Altar Rush
2009 beginning Monday evening, March 23, and end-
ing Friday evening, March 27. Bishop Mike Carson,
Jr., pastor of Lafayette Church of' God, located just
north of Nashville, Tenn. Bishop Carson is in
tremendous demand as an exciting International Re-
vivalist. He has appeared as a guest speaker on TBN,
Dove Channel, Lamb's Broadcasting, as well as his
Sown TV and radio broadcast. Bishop Carson has
served as the State Evangelist for the Church of God
in i Tnnessee and icurrentlv serve s as n chairman of


Students and staff
from Lee Elementary
School are pictured in
front of the penny rolls
that represent how
much money was
raised. The school
raised $1,206 in one
week with a penny dri-
ve for the school's Re-
lay for Life team.
Barbara Robinson's
second grade class
raised the most money
in the school by bring-
ing in $300 in pennies.

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jacob Bembry, March 29, 2005


the Evangelism and Home Mission Board for the In this column be-
j Church of God in Tennessee. This will be Carson's fore, I have asked the
fifth year coming as an evangelist to Midway Church question: What does the
of God. The congregation, young.and old alike, en- average politician know
joy his wit and his compelling presentation of the about business and eco-
gospel message. Three young men, collectively nomics? Judging from
known as "A Reason to Believe" (formerly from Live the first two months of
Oak, now from Lafayette, Tenfi.), will accompany the Obama Administra-
Mike Carson to Lee. tion and the resume of
The Town of Lee will host a reenactment of the your average congress-
town's charter signing on March 28 and will host Lee man or senator, the an-
Day on April 4. Also, on March 28, the Lee Volunteer swer is "not much."
Fire Department will host a community fish fry. Obama let the liber-
That's all the news for this week! Have a great als in Congress write
week and a beautiful forever! May God bless each the Stimulus Plan, and
and every one of you! it is a $787 Billion whop-
per of pork and mostly
non-stimulus social
rW fl :. .spending. Then he sub-
S* mits a budget for $3.6
;' I A'J Trillion, .nearly half of
which will be red-
Chris Neal and Department oRevenuevs. (deficit) ink. Obama
Chris Neal and Department of Revenue vs. Por- ",_ses'^ his budget
ia a l -Qinn r1"I

Lit Neal suppUort
Trackelia M. Jackson vs. Clarence 'Jackson -
-- dissolution of marriage
GloriAnn Hartsock vs. Christopher F. Hartsock
domestic injunction
The Petition of Margie M. Williams other do-
Willis B. Cord vs. Angelique Joe domestic in-
-Americredit Financial Services vs. Rupert and
Sheila Samuels contracts.

to double the national
debt in five years and
triple it. in 10. Someday,
we're gonna have to pay
this debt back, either in
the form of higher taxes
or inflated currency.
Just to up the ante,
the Obama Administra-
tion proposes to add
huge new social pro-
grams that will grow
government beyond
anything yet imagin-
able, including national
health care, more public
funded education and a
massive tax on tradi-
tional energy methods.
And he'just signed a
$410 Billion federal ap-
propriation for the re-
mainder "of the year, a
growth rate of 8.5 per-
cent complete with
more than 9000 ear-
marks. It's okay for in-
dividuals and
businesses in America
to tighten their belt to
weather the financial
storm, but not the gov-
The best barometers
of the business commu-
nity are financial mar-
kets, the biggest of
which is the New York
Stock Exchange. This is
the ultimate, reality-
based democratic mea-
sure for how the
economy is doing. Five
times every week, about
a hundred million in-
vestors vote on their
confidence in the econo-
my by purchasing or
selling stocks. Since
Obama took office about
two months ago, Dow
has shed about 20 per-
cent of its value -- the
vote in parliamentary
terms has been "no con-
fidence." Americans

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Joe Boyles
Guest Columnist

who look to financial
markets for invest-
ments, retirement and
pension plans have lost
more than a trillion dol-
lars during the Obama
bear market.
It seems like every
time the new .president
or ole of his minions
gets up to unveil a new
proposal, the market
heads south. Whether
inhVefot''fe'1tlihat he is'
doing: a) the wrong
thing; b) too much; c)
does not have the money
to pay for it; or d) all of
the above, it makes no
difference. The bottom
line is that Wall Street
has no confidence in
what Obama has to offer
and because of that, the
average investor is un-
willing to risk his capi-
To, the business
community, talk is
cheap; they are much
more impressed with ac-
tions. Obama is long on
talk and it played well
during the election, but
that was then and this is.
now. Obama's rhetoric
does not -impress the
business class and his
actions thus far have in-
spired little if any confi-
the business community
is signaling daily,
through financial mar-
kets to Mr. Obama that
he needs to prioritize
his issues and tackle the
biggest problem first.
An'd that problem isn't
health care; it isn't cli-
mate change; it isn't ed-
ucation; it's not even
Muslim terrorists. It is
(to use James Carville's
phrase in the 1992 cam-
paign) the economy stu-
pid and in this
particular case, it is our
banking and credit sys-
tem. That should be the
central focus of our
young president and his
In the past week, the
markets have posted
some nice and welcome
gains, thanks to banks
beginning to show some
profitability. It does not

appear that this eco-
nomic good news' is at-
tributable to politicians,
buf rather to monetary
policy from the Federal
Reserve Board.
The economy will
heal itself over time just
as soon as the banking
system recovers. This
means that we have to
responsibly deal with
the "toxic" mortgage
backed securities that
aren't worth their face
value. This is the prob-
lem which precipitated
this remarkable eco-
nomic downturn and it
is tied directly 'to sub
prime mortgages and
the deflation of the real
estate balloon.
Investors and busi-
ness want stability and
certainty. They can re-
spond to economic
downturns and recover.
The type of uncertainty
that causes investors to
shy away from investing
however much cash
they have left is the un-
certainty caused by
.politicians. Investors do
not trust politicians!
They realize that more
often than not, a politi-
cal decision will be
made not for economic
reasons but rather for
getting reelected and
gaining more power.
Investors are telling
the politicians to sup-
port the market and
market forces will raise
us up out of this mess.
Politicians either
don't understand mar-
kets or don't trust them
because they cannot
translate market action
into votes. Apove all
else, a politician wants
to take credit for any-
thing good that hap-
pens, even if they have
no idea what worked or
why. On the other hand,
they are the first to
point fingers in another
direction if anything
goes wrong. All in all,
politicians are a pretty
fickle group and when it
comes to economics,
very few of them under-
stand what is happen-

Did you Know...

A third of the world's people live on less
than $2 a day, with 1.2 billion people living
on less than $1 a day.

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4A.* Madison County Carrier


Wednesday, March 18, 2009

cont from Page 1A

interesting that the newspaper is also used in edu-
cating our future leaders. Madison County High School
English Instructor, Ben Stephens, uses the newspaper
on a weekly basis in the classroom, as a teaching aide.
"There are many ways to use the newspaper," said
Stephens. "I like to use the newspaper because it's
something different from the textbook." One of the
biggest challenges for a ninth grade student is to pass
the FCAT (Florida Comprehensive Achievement Test)
before graduation, and the newspaper is one of the best
sources to use to achieve that goal. "The test is com-
posed of 70 percent informational text (non-fiction, ar-
ticles, charts, graphs; etc.) and,30 percent literary text
(stories, poems, etc.)," states Stephens. "Many times,
I'll have my students simply summarize different arti-
cles; this causes them to focus on main ideas and de-
tails," he says. The newspaper is full of informfiational
text, as well as Editorials (opiniofis) and it allows stu-
dents to focus on the difference between fact and opin-
Another thing the newspaper does for the students
is encourage them to read by presenting current hap-
penings of things they're familiar with. With assign-
ments based around the newspaper, they are exposed to
90 percent or more of. informational text, which in-.
creases their skills and scores on the FCAT, "Let's be
honest, you can't improve your reading skills if you_
don't read. A good number of students are not reading,

as much as they should, and I think that's why a good
deal of them don't score as well as they would like on
the FCAT," states Stephens. Though they are interest-
ed in what's going on in the news, they are gaining
comprehension skills while focusing on the main-idea
of the informational text.
During his recent tutoring and volunteer FCAT in-
struction at the Central School, Greene Publishing
news writer Michael Curtis utilized the paper for nu-
merous practice assignments and writing reference.
He validated that the student connection and interest
in the assignment increased significantly
"It was amazing to witness the increased involve-
ment when I conducted reading and writing assign-
ments referencing the. newspaper. On top of the
classroom improvement, there is the added benefit of
creating informed citizens that take an interest in their
community It's a real win-win for all concerned," Cur-
tis explained.
Though it is the job of the newspaper to present lo-
cal news, it's also great to help students gain. skills
needed to pass the FCAT. Although textbooks are great,
it's good to get away from the "norm," and gain knowl-
edge in local, state and national news, while enhancing
reading skills in preparation for the FCAT. Keep read-
Bryant Thigpen can be reached at

Miss Madison

cont from Page 1A

Teen Miss Madison County Nineteen striking and
talented young ladies will compete in various cate-
gories for the one chance to be crowned this year's
representatives. As a way to enhance the education
of young women, Miss Madison contestants will
also be competing for a scholarship to attend North
Florida.Community College.
So, go out the outstanding'youth of
Madison County for what is to be a day of sheer ele-
gance and sophistication.


cont'from Page 1A
Greenville area in 1980 after spending 50 years or
more in New York. She iss a member, of Mt. Zion
Missionary Baptist Church in Greenville, where
they presented a special program in her honor.
The staff of Greene Publishing, Inc. would like
to commend her for this' achievement of her 100th
birthday, and wish her many more!
Bryant Thigpen can be reached at

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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Madison County Carrier 5A


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Grady R. Maxwell, of Tallahassee,
died Saturday, March 14, 2009, sur-
rounded by loved ones and under the
able care of Big Bend Hospice.
Grady was born on Dec. 4, 1924, in
Cairo, Ga. He moved to St. Augustine
in 1935, where he lived with his aunt
and uncle, Bob and Claude Arnett, un-
til enlisting in the U.S. Navy on Sept.
22, 1942. After his discharge from the
Navy in 1945, Grady joined the Florida
Highway Patrol, where he remained
for the next 22 years. Soon after his re-
tirement from the Florida Highway
Patrol, .Grady. started the Grady
Maxwell Corporation, a full-service
private investigations firm. Grady op-
erated that company for the next 35
Grady was a long-time member of
St. Paul's United Methodist Church of
Tallahassee. He was a teacher in the
Ed Wynn Sunday School Class for
many years. He moved his member-
ship from St. Paul's UMC to Fellow-
ship Baptist in 2003, when he married
Betty Oladell of Madison. Grady also
was a long-time member of Toastmas-
Grady is survived by his loving
wife, Betty; a brother, Manuel
Maxwell of Apopka; a sister, Bertice

Adams of Cairo; two sons, Wayne,
Maxwell (Kim) and Grady R.
Maxwell, Jr. (Theresa), both of Tal-
lahassee; two daughters, Janice
Betts of Tallahassee and Cindy
Hurst (Matt) of Atlanta; a step-son,
Tony Oladell (Becky) of Madison;
nine grandchildren; and two great-
Grady was preceded tin death by
his parents, Cynthia and Maurice-
Maxwell of Cairo; five sisters, Etta
Hodapp of Ft. Pierce, Jimmie Ruff'
of Cairo, .Rosa Hogg of Albany,
Mary Adams of Albany and Ila Mae
Maxwell of Cairo; and one brother,
Wilburn Maxwell of Chattahoochee.
The family received friends 6-8
p.m., Tuesday, at Culley's Meadow-
Wood Funeral Home in Tallahassee.
The funeral service will be held to-
day at 11:00 a.m., at Gray Memorial
United Methodist Church, 2201 Old.
Bainbridge Rd., in Tallahassee, with
the Rev. Nancy Walton and the Rev.
Steve McHargue officiating. Inter-
ment will follow in Culley's Mead-
owWood Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, the family re-
quests donations be made to Big
Bend Hospice, Gray Memorial UMC
or Fellowship Baptist Church.


March 18
The NFCC Art Department invites
the public 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 entitled

Folk Culture 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
information, contact Khrys at (386),

"Particular Ambiguity." The reception March 20'
and exhibit are open to 'the public. For Stephen Robinson, classical gui-
more information, call (850) 973-1642, tarist, will performance at the Monti-
e-mail or visit cello Opera House Friday, March 20. (search word:.Art) Doors open at 7:30 p,m. Concert begins
March 19, at 8 p.m. Admission is $12 for adults
The Madison County High School .and$10for Opera House members. For
('jazz ensenible (Cog bo.. i.hto vil ,be"' .mqdre'rif6'i.ti6n. call 997-1 442: '
hosting an all-you-ean-eat dessert con- March 21
cert in the gym at Madison County The Senior 'Citizens Council of
High School, March 19, starting at 7 Madison boald of directors is spon-
p.m. Tickets are $5 each and should be soaring a Celebrity Night Fundraiser
ordered through email from at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park, start- ing at 6 p.m., Saturday, March 21. A
March 19, April 16 donation of $20 each is requested.
"Learn the folklore of the.animal Various elected officials and commu-
and experience guided imagery and nity leaders will attend, dressed as
journaling in this fun-filled, thought- stars from the past. Dinner will be
provoking workshop." The third served. Tickets can be purchased
Thursday evening of March and April, from board members or from the Se-
join motivational speaker Khrys Kan- nior Center on 486 SW Ruthledge St.
tarze and artist Sue Ruda to learn and For more information, call (850) 973-
explore the folklore of various ani- 2006.
mals (Wolf Workshop, March 19; and March 21
Owl Work- Join the town of White Springs for
shop, April the Wild Azalea Festival, March 21, 9
16) native a.m.-4 p.m. There will be fun for the
to the land whole family, including falconry and
tg at the original works by the Florida High-
S t ep h e n waymen. For more information, call
F o s t e r 397-4461 or 397-2310.

Lyles Leland Harper

Lyles Leland Harper, age 94, died
Sunday, March 15, 2009, in Greenville.
Funeral services were held Tues-
day, at 11 a.m., at Greenville Baptist
Church with burial at Evergreen
He was born June 15, 1914, in Mar-
ion County, S.C., and moved to
Greenville in 1950, coming from Cor-
nelia. Ga. He worked as a superinten-
dent. for Plywood Mills and was, a
member of Woodman of the World
and a member of Greenville Baptist,

He is survived by three sons, Mac
Harper (Beth) of Tallahassee, Bobby
Harper (Kristie) of Sirmans, and Ken-
ny Harper (Wendy) of Greenville; son-
in-law Ronnie Scarboro of Greenville;
12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchil-
dren; and two sisters, Mamie Owens of
Marion, S.C. and Gladys Fudger of
Sumpter, S.C.
He was preceded in death by his
wife, Mary Harper; daughter, Nancy
Scarboro, and son, Joey Harper.

Fannie Rutherford Lamb

Fannie Rutherford Lamb, age
100, died Wednesday, March 11, 2009,
at Lake Park Nursing Home in Madi-
Graveside funeral services were
held Saturday, March 14, at 2 p.m., at
Hopewell Cemetery
She was born in Madison County
on Nov. 28, 1908, to L.F. arid Rose Bell
Golden Rutherford and lived in Madi-
son County all her life. She was a
homemaker and. a member of

Hopewell Baptist Church.
One son, Cary Lamb, Jr., of Madi-
son; one daughter, Willodene Mc-
Manus of Monticello; 10
grandchildren; 15 great-grandchil-
dren;, and three great-great-grandchil-
dren survive her.
She was preceded in death by her
husband, Cary Lamb, Sr.; daughter,
Shirley Purvis; granddaughter, Linda
Purvis; and great-granddaughter,
Shannon Williams.

Thoughts About Spring
Springtime is the land awakening. The March winds are the morning
yawn. -Quoted by Lewis Grizzard in Kathy Sue Loudermilk, I Love You
Spring is .nature's way of saying, "Let's party!" -Robin Williams
Spring makes its own statement, so loud and clear that the gardener
seems to be only one of the instruments, not the composer. -Geoffrey B.
April prepares her ~Christopher Morley, John Mistletoe
Hee that is in a towne in May loseth his spring. -George Herbert
It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind
blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.
-Charles Dickens
Everything is blooming most recklessly; if it were voices instead of col-
ors, there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night,
-Rainer Mlaria Rilke, Letters of Rainer Maria Rilke "'

Saturday, March 2 8
* 2:30 p.m. Reenactment of 1909 signing of incorporation papers, followed
by a flag raising ceremony.
* Speeches by local, County and state dignitaries.
* Social hours with food by.LVFD, and entertainment by Mark Branham and Jeffrey Todd (ungi dusk)
* Dusk fireworks over Lake Brittany.

Saturday, April 4

* 7 a.m. Town of Lee's Homecoming Committee's centennial Festival opens at Town Hall
Complex to welcome its many wonderful guests!
* 7 to 9 a.m. Those guests may choose to enjoy a delicious pancake and sausage
breakfast served at the Methodist Church by its great cooks.
* Be sure to bring all the children for the clowns, Rusty & Strawberry, to greet them
with balloons, magic shows and face painting.
Provided for your entertainment and pleasure will be plenty of mouth-watering food and
drink, vendors of unusual and interesting articles to feast your eyes upon,
A blue ribbon event better than ever A cake walk (you want to win this one!)
The senior quilt booth-don't miss Mary's lovely quilts
Many educational booths showcasing Madison County, etc.
Other things of interest for the kiddies:

Best of all this year is the ART & ESSAY CONTEST for all school children, with great
prizes for the winners.

Also showcased will be a special exhibit of unusual works of'art by Tommy Greene. Be
sure not to miss "Memories of Lee" edited by Mayor Kinsey and Jacob Bembry's Lee
Day booklet.

We also have a wonderful slate of entertainers who will keep your ears happy and your
toes tapping. (The Mercy Mountain Boys, Randy & the Honky Tonks, William Scott &
Silverado, the Gibbs Family Singers, Elvis and the wonderful Marine Band from Albany,
GA) As well as special songs by Mark Branham. The Marine Band will perform and also be
in the parade.

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6A Madison County Carrier


Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Guardian Medical Monitoring Speaks

At Senior Center

By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Guardian Medical Monitoring has provided prod-
ucts and services to the Madison community for
years. On Friday, March 13, BobbieJo Babb visited the
Madison County Senior Center to demonstrate sever-
al pieces of state-of-the-art equipment and giveaway a
few goodies to those in attendance.
There were about two-dozen center congregants
at the presentation, where Babb was both entertain-
ing'and informative. Of course, Guardian's reputa-
tion as America's largest independent security and
life safety company didn't hurt either.
One the items Babb showcased was the new med-
ication dispenser. Holding up to 40 days of medica-
tion, the Underwriters Laboratories approved device,
delivers medication according to a programmed
schedule, as well as provide reminders to ensure prop-


Beware Of Stimulus

Package Scams
By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Consumers are being spammed with emails -
thousands, even millions, sent out blindly and
without permission promising stimulus money
grants or offering to help them qualify for stimu-
lus funds. One email claims "Congratulations!
You've 6een selected to receive a FREE Stimulus
Check in the amount of $613.27!" Consumers are
asked to, provide their bank account numbers
:and other personal information in order for the
money to be deposited into their accounts; but,
instead, con artists drain their accounts or steal
their identities.
In other, cases, consumers are told they must
pay an advance fee for agrant or that they can ob-
tain a list of economic stimulus grants for a fee.
The email requires the'consumer to send. a
cashier's check or requests the consumer's cred-
it card information.
The government does not charge people to
apply for grants and information about grant
programs is provided for free. Anyone who
thinks they may have already been victimized
''hduld~ 'ipepOrt the sfifi to'' the' Federal Trade
,Commission. Complaints can be filed in English
and Spanish online at or by calling
(877) 382-4357.
: Michael Curtis can be reached at michael@
greenepublish ing.coinm.

er usage. These reminders are 'voice messages and
flashing, so those with either sight or hearing impair-
ment can use it easily .
The central line of Guardian Medical Monitoring
equipment, like the Personal Emergency Response
System, is all still available as well. Babb closed by
inviting anyone seeking additional information to
call her at (850) 241-6086, or toll-free at (888) 349-2400.

The Madison County Senior Center provides key
support services to seniors throughout the county
and is looking forward its big move to a newly con-
structed facility in the near future. For further infor- *
nation on services and support available through the
center may call (850) 973-4241.
Michael Curtis can be reached at Michael@greene

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Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Michael Curtis, March 13, 2009
Guardian Medical Monitoring has been assisting seniors throughout Madison County for years. Bob-
bieJo Babb (standing center) visited the Madison County Senior Center recently, providing door prizes and
a lot of good information in the process. The lucky prize winners are pictured left to right: Rubie DeLaugh-
ter, Susie Powell and Ertha Mae Barfield.

Fun Day To Be Held At

New Home Baptist Church

The,.,,New Home, Baptist
Church will host "Revival Blast
Fun Day" on Saturday, March 21.
The event will include a cookout,
games, and fun for all ages.. The
Fun Day will begin at 4 p.m. and

;last until,all activities are com-
pleted. There will be hotdogs,
hamburgers, and all the trim-
mings at the c6okout. The pastor
and congregation invite everyone
to attend the exciting event for an

JCHS ,C lass f 1984 To

Hold Reunion

Debbie Snapp
Specialfrom the Monticello News
The Jefferson County High
School class of 1984 will cele-
brate its 25th class reunion June
5-7, in Monticello.
1983-84, was, an outstanding
152nd year as Jeffersoniah, and
for the Senior Tigers of JCHS. It
was the 'year 'the SSAT II State
Champions were honored bythen
Governor Bob Graham;. they
were District Football Champi-

ons; District Volleyball Champi-
ons; Section I Basketball Champi-
ons; District Softball Champions;
and Champions 15 Consecutive
Years in District Track! They also
appeared on three major televi-
sion networks, and, oter media
worldwide! How sweet it was!
The schedule of events is as
follows: '
On Friday, June 5; there, will
be a Meet & Greet at 7 p.m.
Saturday, June 6, a Family

Picnic, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
SSaturday evening, a
Class Banquet at 7 p.m.
Sunday, June 7, a Church Ser-
vice j
The committee is looking forr
ward to seeing each class mem-
ber at the reunion. For more
information, contact Carolyn
Hamilton at 284-4306 or deon-, or Wendy,
Parker-Evans at 284-8002 or evan-

evening of fun.
The church is located. at
1100 SW Moseley Hall Rd. (Hwy.
360). For, more information,
please call the church at (850) 973-

Pr. Ferrell Morris

To Lead New Home

Sap Rst Revival

The New Home Church will have Dr. Ferrell Mor-
ris, pastor of First Baptist Church- as their revival
speaker. The theme for the revival is "Refreshing our
Souls." There will be special music nightly by some of
our local singers. The revival is scheduled for Sunday,
March 22, through Wednesday, March 25.
The revival meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Sun-
day and 7,p.m. Monday through Wednesday. The pas-
tor and, congregation invite everyone to attend the
revival, meeting. The church is located at 1100 SW
Moseley Hall Rd. (Hwy. 360). For more information,
please the. church at 973-4965.



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Community Supports VFD Yard Sale

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Michael Curtis, March 7, 2009
Two mystery shoppers put on their best face for the Lee VFD Yard Sale.

By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The Lee Volunteer
Fire Department held a
community yard sale on
Saturday, March 7 at the
VFD firehouse located
adjacent to Lee City
Hall. In spite of A very
tough economy, between
the breakfast and lunch
treats and a room full of
bargains, friends and
residents made suir the
VFD received -the sup-
port they so richly de-
VFD members
throughout Madison
County hold these
fundraisers regularly to
meet critical operating
expenses, and although
timely grants have been

obtained periodically to
purchase trucks land
equipment, the real en-
gine in these depart-
ments is the men and
women volunteers who
sacrifice their time to
ensure the safety of the
rest of us, including the
immense sacrifice of
their families.
When one puts it in
perspective, this type of
unsung heroism' isn't
just found in those mo-
ments when a burning
.buildIing is saved, of
even when a life is saved.
It is also demonstrated
in giving up all the. days
and nights and week-
ends to train and learn,
and then still show up to
raise the money needed

to keep the whole thing
During the election
season last year, this re-
porter had the privilege
of covering and partici-
pating in numerous po-
litical rallies sponsored
at the VFDs around the
county. The cornerstone
of the process was not
the candidate com-
ments, however. It was,
instead, the cakes:
$100-200 cakes auctioned
off by the.truckload.
Unfortunately, the
.public participation in
the local political
process was dismal, but
the candidate participa-
tionin the cake auctions
was impressive. The
point is that the political
season enabled the fire
departments to rake in
several thousand dollars
from cakes in just a few
hours, not to mention a
thousand or so more
from the fine food they
offered. In the end, it re-

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Michael Curtis, March 7, 2009
Scott and Tammy Webb, along with son Chance, take a moment to enjoy a
burger and a bargain at the Lee VFD yard sale held on March 7 at the fire depart-
ment located on CR 255.

ally wasn't about the
elections, it was about
generating dollars so
desperately deserved
and needed by the re-
spective VFD.
Now the election
season has passed
though, but, the de-
mands on the depart-
ments continue to grow.
In Lee, Chief Reese
Thomas, the board and
the auxiliary who
worked the yard' sale
thanked everyone who
dropped by, also dis-
cussing the upcoming
Centennial Lee Day set
for April 4. This re-
porter joins a grateful
community in returning
that thanks and appreci-
ation for their irreplace-
able contribution.
Michael Curtis can
be reached at michael@

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Michael Curtis, March 7, 2009
Jim and Shirley VonRoden, cornerstones of the
Lee VFD, expressed their appreciation to the commu-
nity for supporting the yard sale held on March 7.

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Michael Curtis; March 7, 2009
Junior and Muriel Odom offer bargains and
smiles at the Lee VFD community yard sale..

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Wednesday, March 18, 2009


.Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Greene, March
Ashlyn Welch, 2008 Teen Miss Lee,
far left, cdiowns Elaine Terry and Nicole
Davis, far right, 2008 Pre-Teen. Miss Lee
crowns this year's Pre-Teen Celina Quin-
tana. ,,

By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Elaine Terry was crowned
Teen Miss Lee and Miss Photo-
genic during the Miss Lee Pag-
eant held Saturday evening,
March 14.
Heather Douglas was the
emcee for the 2009 Miss Lee pag-
Pre-teen and teen contest-
ants caine out and danced the
opening number, which was fol-
lowed by the introduction of the
judges. ,
The participants were
judged on three criteria: poise,
appearance and overall per-
The first category was Baby
Belle. Kendall Odom was
crowned Baby Belle. Nevaeh
Krueger was named Miss Photo-
genic and. first runner-up.
Rachel Blesy was chosen second
runner-up. .
Lily Premorel won the Tiny
Princess category, as well as be-
ing named Most Photogenic in
that division. Sienna Gallon was
named first runner-up.
Braxton Blesy was chosen
as the winner and Most Photo-
genic in the Tiny Prince catego-
Kelsie Thompson was cho-
sen the winner in the Princes
category. Callie Knight won the
photogeniic award and first run-

ner-up. Hannah Kervin was chb-o:
sen second runner-up. ,
Angelina Quintana was cho-
sen as the Junior Little Miss'a,:
well as Most Photogenic. Brian-,
na Thompson was chosen fir-st'
runner-up and Caibre Johnrsodn
was named second runner-up.,
Amber Reed was named Lit- :
tie Miss Lee. Emmolyn Terry:
was chosen Most Photogenic
and first runner up. Karissa
Kervin was chosen second run-,-
ner-up. Haley Phillips was cho-,
sen third runner-up. Emily.
Bishop was chosen fourth run-:
Celina Quintana was chou,
sen Pre-Teen Miss Lee, as well.
as Most Photogenic. Kelsey'
Odom was chosen first runner-
up. Amanda Miller was chosen
second runner-up. Casey.Hqok-
er was chosen third runner-up..,
Elaine Terry was chosen-thei
winner and. Miss Photogenic
during the Teen Miss portion.
Kaylyn Fox was first runner-i upi
Jodi Phillips was second .ri n'
ner-up. Kandace Odorn la,
third runner-up. 1
Caitlin Nicole Eadie|'a.
year-old singer/songwriter f0a,
Lake City, entertained the i~a
ence. She has opened fdr :a
such as Chris Young, Heatlt
James Otto,,'John Andr
Lynyrd Skynyrd, Tanya Tic'
and Janie Fricke.

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Greene, March 14, 2009
Lilly Premorel was crowned Tiny Princess during
the Miss Lee Pageant. She is pictured with her mother,

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Greene. March 14, 200O9J
Sienna Guillen, first runner-up in the Tiny Princesi
division, is pictured with her mother.

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Greene, March 14, 2009
.Jodi Phillips asks, "Tennis, anyone?" during
the sportswear portion of the pageant.


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In The"Mi ,Lee"

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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Madison County Carrier 9A

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald
Greene, March 14, 2009
-' Emmolyn Terry smiles dur-
ing the evening gown portion of
the pageant.

SGreene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Greene, March 14, 2009
blaine Terry, Teen Miss Lee, far left, is pictured with, from left: Kaylyn Fox, first runner-up; Jodi Phillips, second runner-up; and
Kandace Odom, third runner-up.

*d Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald
< ,: Greene. March 14, 2009
A -aylyn Fox was styling and
pQinfing during the sportswear
poS.n of the pageant.

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Greene, March 14, 2009
Celina Quintana, far left, was crowned Pre-Teen Miss Lee. Pictured from left to right: Celina Quintana,; Kelsey Odom; Amanda
Miller; and Casey Hooker.

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'-.Gasey Hooker was ready to
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spbriswear portion of the pag-
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S.,'Elaine Terry is featured
dr.qssed as a farmer during the
sportswear portion of the pag-

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Greene, March 14, 2009
Amber Reed was crowned Little Miss Lee. Pictured from left to right: Amber Reed; Emmolyn Terry, first runner-up; Karissa
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Wednesday, March 18, 2009


MCCS Sixth Graders

Get Hands-On


Classroom Experience

By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
A recent press release from the Florida De-
partment of Environmental Protection (DEP)
:stated that their representatives joined officials
from the Madison County School Board, North
Florida Community College, Madison County
Cooperative Extension Office and a host of
sixth graders from Madison County Central
School to launch a new Learning in Florida's
Environment program-LIFE-at the Ladell
Brothers Environmental Center at NFCC.
More than 140 sixth grade students con-
ducted a series of science-based field labs as
part of the on-site educational program and ex-,
plored and learned about the natural resources
of their community. Earlier this fall, the LIFE
program started in the school district by giving
more than 1420 sixth grade students the oppor-
tunity to participate in field labs that related to
ground water, springs, water quality, surface
water and various ground water interactions.
Since 2004, nearly 5,000 future scientists
and stewards have participated in the LIFE pro-
gram statewide. This latest effort involved the
MCCS students over a three-day:experiment. In
addition to this field experience based at the
Environmental Center, students were able to
gain additional hands-on experiences at Madi-
son Blue Spring State Park and St. Marks Na-
tional Wildlife Refuge. The specific labs that
will be conducted at the subsequent field expe-
riences have not yet been developed but will re-
late to water quality andthe' interaction of
surface water and ground water. -
One of the lessons supporters hope to bring
to thestudents will be to harness the strengths
and interests of key partners to support sci-
ence education and build a foundation for envi-
ronmental stewardship. "These partnerships
provide an important contribution to our stu-
,dents and community,'" noted Central School
Principal Sam Stalnaker. "Building community
relationships, both public and private, remains
an ongoing priority."
-* Michael Curtis can be reached at michael@

Madison Academy Honor Roll

Exemplary Citizens
First Grade
Jadyn Gore
Mikenzi Plain
Second Grade
Kaylee Groover
Jarod Johnson
Third Grade
Anna Collins
Hannah Zimmerly
Fourth Grade
Caterina Arnold '
Ross Bass
Fifth Grade

Seventh Grade
Daniella Floyd
Eighth Grade
Mikayla Plain
Josh Williams
A-B Honor Roll
Fourth Grade
Ross Bass
Jim Flournoy
John Flournoy
Jacob Hanners
Hunter Holman
Summer Langell
Katelyn McCamman

Zackery Peterson
Kyle Rogers
Sixth Grade
Faith Archambault
Erin Barrs
Amelia Blanton
Magan Jennings
Miranda McCamman
Ashley Ragans
Jesse Smith
Tyler Zimmerly
Seventh Grade,
Zack Money
William Pickles
Whitney Stevens

Rachael Webb
John Williams -i
A Honor Roll
Fourth Grade'
Caterina Arnold
Daulton Browning
Tucker Cherry
Jackson Cruce
Jacob Johnson
Fifth Grade -
Teagan Dunn
Sixth Grade
Ashley Arnold I
Courtney Strickland',: |

Dorian Alberti Will Sircy Eighth Grade Seventh Grade
Baleigh Gray Natalie Vasquez Patrick Bowen Ali Patron
Sixth Grade Fifth Grade Daryl Frith Eighth Grade
Ellie Latner Dorian Alberti Kailee Morris Logan Groover
Ashley Ragans Austin Gray Mikayla Plain Josh Wood

ACA Anti-bullying Poster Contest!

By Fran Hunt'
Special from the
Monticello News
Aucilla Christian
Academy teacher Debbie
Love recently spear-
headed an anti-bullying
poster contest at the
school for students in
grades first through
sixth, which resulted
in. approximately 18
youths participating and
three superstars win-"
"The contest stems
from the Aucilla board of
directors adopting
an anti-bullying policy
this year, and we decided
that, since Feb. 114
was Valentine's Day, we
would take the opportu-
nity to illustrate that
we should love and re-
spect each other all
through the year, though
we don't -always get
along," said Love.
The contest was an-
nounced to the students
on Feb. 1, and on Feb. 13,
the top three winners

ACA's anti-bullying poster contest winners are (pictured left to right) second
grader Ashlyn Rogers ("Kick Bullying Out of School"), first grader Ben Wur-
gler ("Don't Be a Bully") and third grader Camryn Grant ("Picking on Ygquq
Friends Is Worse Than Picking Your Nose").

were announced:
first grader Ben Wurgler,
second grader Ashlyn
Rogers and third grader
Camryn Grant. Ben's.
posterread, "Don't Be a
Bullyy" and illustrated a
giant printed "B," fol-
lowed by a picture of a

bull. Ashlyn drew a pic-
ture of someone kicking
a soccer ball, and her
poster read, "Kick Bully-
ing Out of School." Cam-
ryn's poster read,
"Picking on Ydur Friends,
Is Worse Than Picking
Your Nose!"

The three. wins
were each awarded a
large heart-shaped box
of chocolates. The other
participants in the o8,
test- were each recog'
nized nd ""presenrtei
with a giant HersheX's
kiss. '

NFCC Art Gallery Exhibit

"Particular Ambiguity" Opens In Marchi

Public Invited To Opening Reception Wednesday, March 18, At NFC

March 31
Tuesday 7 p.m.,
Van H. Priest Auditorium,
Madison, Florida

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The North Florida Community College
Art' Department invites the public to an
opening reception on Wednesday, March
18, from 5-7 p.m., to 'help celebrate its
newest exhibit entitled "Particular Ambi-
guity" The exhibit, which will be open,
March 16-April 13, features photographs
and paintings by artists Geoff Delanoy,
Dawn Roe.and Gabriella Soraci. Both the
exhibit and the opening reception are open
to the public. Mem-
bers of the com-
munity are"
encouraged to at-
Artist Geoff
Delanoy is a visual
artist wh6se work
includes photogra-
phy, digital imaging and video installation.
His work was recently included in the ex-
hibition American Landscapes at the
Maryland Federation of Art in Annapolis,
Maryland. He currently resides in Balti-
more where he is an associate professor
and director of the photography program
at the College of Notre Dame of Maryland.
His photographs featured in the NFCC.
exhibit are entitled the Point Reyes series.

S"This series was inspired by my first
experience with the coast of the Pacific
Northwest," said Delanoy. "Being from the
east coast I was taken aback by, the topog-
raphy and the constant flux of the environ-
ment and the impact of the elements upon
the landscape. The single images are the
result of a contemplative interaction with
the terrain, based on formal continuity,
rather than presenting a traditional
panoramic vista."
Artist Dawn
Roe is a resident of
Winter Park and is
featuring paintings
from a series enti-
tled Interior Land-
scape in the NFCC
"My photographs are constructed in
familiar, interior spaces as they most suc-
cinctly address the implied intimacy of
personal space," said Roe. "Though the ref-
erencing of psychological states is impor-
tant to the work, it is the complicated
phenomena of just how perception leads to
recollection that I draw from most."
Artist Gabriella Soraci is a resident of
Eugene, Ore. Her paintings featured in the

NFCC exhibit
were made dur-
ing a stay at the
Vermont Sti-
dio Center in
the winter of
2008. .
"They re-
flect my experi-
ence of the
snowy light en-
tering into the
studio, and my
interest in both GEOFF DELANOY
plastic 'space
and decorative space," said Soracli
"Through attention to the particular light
color and value of the setting, and tho
arrangement of the objects within the lar,
er composition, I can capture a delica'ti
space parallel to a sensation of deep con'
The exhibit is open to the public
through April 13 in the NFCC Art Gallerl
located in the Student Center (Bldg. 9) on
the NFCC campus in Madison. For mor4
information, contact Lisa Barden, NFCd,
art instructor, at (850) 973-1642 or at Bare, or visit

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Applications are now being accepted for the Fall 2009 academic school year.
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Madison County Carrier 11A

Lady Panthers Beat ACA JV Ladies Softball

By Alan Webb
Head Coach, Madison
Academy Ladies Softball
On Thursday, March
5, Madison Academy
Lady Panthers defeated
the Aucilla JV Softball
team by a score of 11-1 in
a 5-inning game played
at the Madison County
Recreation Park.
Leading batters for
the MA Lady Panthers
were Kailee Morris who
went 2 for 4 with 2 walks,
3 runs scored and 2 dou-
bles. Rachael Webb went
2 for 4 with 1 walk, 1 dou-
ble and 2 runs scored.
Taylor Hudson went 2

for 4 with 2 doubles and 2
runs scored.. Hannah
Odiorne went 1 for 4
with 1 walk and 1 run
scored. Audrey ,Wynn
went 1 for 4 with 1 walk.
On the mound for
the Lady Panthers,
Rachael Webb pitched' a
complete game with 9
strikeouts, 0 walks, and
allowed only 2 hits.
In, another game
played on Friday March
13th, Madison Academy
defeated Maclay by a
score'of 10-4 at the Madi-
son County Recreation
Park. Leading batters
for the Lady Panthers

were, Logan Groover
who went 2 for 4 with 1
double and 1 run scored.
Hannah Odiorne went 1
for 3. with 1 walk and 2
runs scored. Rachael
Webb went 1 for 4 with 1
walk and 1 run scored.
On the mound,
Rachael. Webb pitched
the first 2 innings strik-
ing out 5 batters with no
walks and no hits. Whit-
ney Stevens pitched the
last 5 innings with 8
strikeouts and 11 walks'.
The Madison Acade-
my Lady Panthers have
a season record of 6
wins and i loss.

b n Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Greene
,'"Madison Academy Lady Panther Rachael Webb pitches the Lady Panthers to
diAt-win season.

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Greene
Audrey Wynn, one of Madison Academy's Lady Panthers, skillfully guards
third base.

SWarriors Split Four, Stand 3-3 On Season
los eao

,',Fran Hunt
Special from the
personn Journal ..
',The Aucilla Christ-'
JiaW Academy varsity
Warriors baseball team
.split the past four games,
to now stand on a 3-3 sea-

Aucilla fell to
\a clay,49;5; Marp .6.:
Coach Ray Hughes said
Aucilla had to play with-
out two starters-Matt
Bishop and Trent
Roberts-who were both

out, due to family mat-
.,Stephen Dollar went'
2 for 4 with 1 home run'
and 2 runs. Casey Wheel-
er, went 2 for 4. Clark
.Christy went 2 for 4.
Marcus Roberts had 1
hit and 1 run. Casey An-
derson had 1 hit and 1
run. Jared Jackson had 1
hit. Brandon Darnell
scored 1 run.
The Warriors
downed Echols County,
6-2, March 5.
Wheeler went 3 for 4
with 1 double and 2 runs.
Anderson hit a double.
Dollar had 1 hit. Marcus
Roberts scored a. double
and had 3 RBIs. On the

mound, Wheeler struck scored. Dollar, Bishop, Fraleigh each scored 1
out 3 with 0 earned runs. Trent Roberts and hit.
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proaching marriage. Janet is the daughter of Mr. W.H.
Thigpen of Lenox, Ga., and Mrs. Becky Yordy of Madi-
son. Wayne is the son of Ms. Eva Mae Diamond and
the late John Diamond of Madison.
The couple will exchange vows' on: March' 21,
at 2 p.m., at the Madison Church of God, with a,
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Madison County Carrier 13A


By Michael Curtis
greene Publishing, Inc.
Suppose one spends more money this month
than his or her income. This situation is called a
,budget. deficit. There are a few options to make up
e difference: Savings, borrowing, a relative or
church are examples. In this instance, suppose one
1orfrows-perhaps using credit.
SI'The amount borrowed (and now owed) is called
4ebt, and interest will be paid on that debt. If next
month there isn't enough money to cover the spend-
,ihg:(another deficit), one must borrow more and
*pay -more interest on the loan. If there is a deficit
Lveiy month, borrowing will continue and debt
S'Soon the interest payment on the credit is big-
-gr-than any' other item
in the budget. Eventually, i i t
all one can do is pay the
interest payment, with no 2008 $451,'
money left over for any- 2007 $429,9
thing else. This situation 2006 $405
is' known as bankruptcy
Each year since 1969, .2005 $352,:
Co gress has spent more 2004 $321 ,i
money than its income, 2003 $318,
so the Treasury Depart-
ment has to borrow mon- 2002 $332,5
ey to meet Congress's 2001 $359,5
,appropriations.. The total 2000 $361,
,borrowed is now more $361,9
thah ten trillion dollars- 1999 $353,5
$10,000,p00,000,000-and 1998 $363,
growing. Even when gov- 199
qrnment officials claimed 1997 $355,
tb have a surplus, they- 1996 $343,!
still spent more than they 1995 $332,A
received. Of course, as
taxpayers, we pay inter- 1994 $296,
est on that huge debt. 1993 $292,5
S:In fiscal year 2008, 1992 $292,:
thie: U.S. Goverilment 191$8
spetit $412 billion of 1991 $286,0
15nerica's money on in- 1990 $264,l
terest payments to hold- 1989 $240,
ers of National Debt. -198
Compare that to Educa- 1988 $214,"
tion at $61 billion, or the
Department of Transportation at $56 Billion.
Through February -2009, the total interest spent so
'far this fiscal year is $148 Billion.
The President's budget for 2009-which was the

and Naiuft Siefit Ut q&ancc

last submitted by George W Bush-totals $3.1 tril-
lion. This budget request is broken down by the fol-
lowing expenditures:
Mandatory spending: $1.89 trillion
$644 billion--Social Security
$408 billion-Medicare
$224 billion-Medicaid and the State Children's
Health Insurance Program (SCHIP)
$360 billion-Unemployment/Welfare/Food
$260 billion-Interest on National Debt
Discretionary spending: $1.21 trillion
$515.4 billion-Departmient of Defense
$145.2 billion-Global War on Terror

$70.4 billion-


-Department of Health and Human

$59.2 billion-Department of
$44.8 billion-Department of
Veteran Affairt
$38.5 billion-Department of
Housing and Urban Develop-
$38.3 billion--State and Other
International Programs
$37.6 billion-Department of
Homeland Security
$25.0 billion-Department of
$20.8 billion-Depatnient of
$20.3 billion-Department of
$17.6 billion-National Aero-
nautics and Space Adminis-
$12.5 billion-Department of
the Teasury
$11.5 billion-Department of
$10.6 billion-Department of
the Interior
$10.5 billion-Department of
$8.4 billion-Social Security
Administration (this is not So-
cial Security payments-that
is a separate fund)

$7.1 billion-Environmental Protection Agency
$6.9 bilion-National Science Foundation
$6.3 billion--Judicial Branch (United States fed-
eral courts)

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'Greene Publishing, Inc.
"I cried that I had no
shoes, until I met a man
who had no feet."
The World Bank is a
Vital source of financial
hd technical assistance
to developing countries
around the world. They
are. not a bank in the
common sense. By their
, motto, they are "work-
ing for a world free of

New poverty esti-
mates published by the
World Bank reveal that
1.4 billion people in the
developing world (one in
four) are living on less
than $1.25 a day. The
Bank publishes updated
poverty estimates every
few years, based on the
most recent global cost-
of-living data as well as
on country surveys of
what households con-

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has fallen from nearly 80
percent of the popula-
tion living on less than
$1.25 a day under 20 per-
cent now, largely owing
to dramatic progress in
poverty reduction in
China. Poverty in South
Asia has also fallen,
from 60 percent to 40 per-
cent, but this has not
been enough to bring
down the region's total
-number of poor, which
stands at about 600 mil-
In Sub-Saharan
Africa, the $1.25 a day
,poverty rate has shown
no sustained decline, re-
maining at about 50 per-
cent. In absolute terms
though, the number of
poor people has nearly
doubled between 1980
and today, from 200 mil-
lion to 390 million.
There have been' some
signs of recent progress;
the poverty rate fell
from 58 percent 10 years

In middle-income
countries, the median
poverty line for the de-
veloping world-set at $2
a day in today's prices-
may be more relevant.
By this standard, the'
poverty rate has actually
fallen since 1980 in Latin
America, the Middle
East and North Africa,
but not enough to reduce
the total number of poor.
Unfortunately, the $2-a-
day poverty rate has
raised in Eastern Eu-
rope and Central Asia
since 1980, though there
are some signs of
progress since the late
Of course, even the
worst economy imagin-
able in America seems
like a different world
comparatively, although
the rest of the world's
growth has a profound
effect on our global
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$4.7 billion-Army Corps of Engineers
$0.4 billion-Executive Office of the President
$0.7 billion-Small Business Adminstartion
$7.2 billion-Other agencies
$39.0 billion-Other Off-budget Discretionary
The financial cost of the Iraq War and the War
in Afghanistan are not part of the defense budget,
they are appropriations. Social Security has its own
account as well.
The estimated receipts for fiscal year 2009 are
approximately $2.7 trillion:
$1.205 trillion-Individual Income Tax
$949.4 billion-Social Security and other payroll
taxes (included because Congress will borrow
from the surplus)
$339.2 billion-Corporate income tax
$68.9 billion-Excise taxes
$29.1 billion-Customs duties
$26.3 billion-Estate and gift taxes
$47.9 billion-Other
With projected receipts significantly less than
projected outlays, this budget proposed by President
Bush predicts a net deficit of approximately $407 bil-
lion, which will then be added to the National Debt
noted at over $10 trillion.
Lastly, this budget was submitted last October,
just as the financial meltdown was getting into full
gear and before the stimulus expenditures, mean-
ing the numbers will undoubtedly overrun the ini-
tially predicted deficit. As and aside, this is why
stimulus dollars must be used effectively and espe-
ciallytbo stabilize banking, but with over 9000 ear-
marks most don't understand, many taxpayers
remain skeptical.
Michael Curtis can be reached at michael@greene

Give Your Investment Portfolio
a Spring Cleaning
Provided by Brad Bashaw, Edward Jones

Spring is almost here time to spruce up your
house and get rid of your clutter. But this year, don't
confine your spring cleaning to your home and
yard. Why not "freshen up" your investment portfolio
at the same time?

Of course, you can't just take a mop and broom to
your brokerage, statement. But some ofth6e ame
principles that appl'foo-ybur basic spring cleaning
can work just as well when you tidy up your invest-

Consider the following suggestions:

Take an inventory of your belongings. If
you're like most people, you've got some things
lying around your house that have outlived their
usefulness. It might be that lawn mower that died in
2004 or the toaster that warmed its last slice during
the Clinton Administration, but whatever it is, it's
beyond repair -- and it should go. And the same
may be true of some of your investments. If one
hasn't performed the way you had hoped or no
longer fits into your long-term goals, this might be a
good time to speak with a financial advisor.
Dispose of your duplicates. If you went
through your house carefully, you might be sur-
prised at how many items you have that do the
same thing. Do you really need two colanders? And
how many radios can you listen to at one time? If
you looked at your investment portfolio the same
way, you might be surprised by some of the redun-
dancies that pop up. For example, you may have
several stocks issued by similar companies that
make similar products. This might not be a concern
when the stock market is booming, but it could be a
definite problem if a downturn affects the industry to
which these companies' belong. Always look for
ways to diversify your holdings. While diversifica-
tion, by itself, cannot guarantee a profit or.protect
against a loss, it may help reduce the effects of
market volatility.
Put things back in order. Over time, and
almost before you're aware of it, the spaces in your
home can get "out of balance." Perhaps you have
too many chairs in one corner, or maybe your new
desk takes up too much space in your home office.
With some rearranging, however, you can get
things back in order. The same need for rearrange-
ment may apply to your portfolio, which might have
become unbalanced, with too much of one invest-
ment and too little of another. This situation could
undermine your financial strategy,' especially if the
imbalance means you are taking on too 'much risk
or, conversely, if your holdings have become too
conservative to provide the growth you' need. So,
look for ways to restore your portfolio to its proper

By giving your portfolio an annual spring cleaning,
you can help make sure it's up-to-date, suited to
your needs and well-positioned to help you make
progress toward your key financial goals. And you
can do it all without going near a dust cloth.

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Wednesday, March 18, 2009


The Florida Department Of Health Recognizes

' HFebruary And March As "Healthy Floridians

Months" To Promote Active Lifestyles

Question: My daughter'is getting ready to go to
the big dance. I'want to get a nice picture before the
dance. She doesn't want me to, take pictures because
she says she doesn't like her smile. She has had braces.
How can I get her to smile for a photo?

Answer: W6w, what a great question! There are
so many articles that report over 30% of the population
does not like their smile and 70% does not think they are
photogenic. A wonderful gorgeous smile is a funny ihing.
It is hard to describe, but we all know it when we see it.
A dazzling smile is one of the .most powerful things
anyone can put on in the morning. There is a song which
says that girls "can open doors with just a smile.",

A beautiful smile can be learned. Yes, I said learned.
Start with- fixing any holes in the teeth. Bleaching or
braces are helpful. But the most important thing is to
learn how to smile. We have all been taught t6 say
cheezzzzzze. Try that in the mirror. You may find that
when saying cheese you are gritting your teeth and
straining the face muscles. It gives that buzz saw look
which is not very photogenic. Now look at a magazine
cover picture. The teeth are separated showing a
dazzling smile. To teach yourself this gorgeous smile,
look in the mirror and practice bringing the corners of
your mouth toward your earlobes. Hard to picture how to
do. this, right? Try this, say.the word "see'or "sea'or the
letter "C." Tell practice saying 'seeeeeee" in the
mirror. It works fabulously. She will love her new smile.
But look Out; she may turn into. a camera hog'.
Keep on smiling; it will brighten your day.
Roderick K Shaw III, DMD-
Let us feature your questions. Contact us at
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questions'about the Art and Science of

The Florida Depart-
ment of Health an-
nounces the kickoff of
"Healthy Floridians
Months" to promote
physical activity and
healthy nutrition for
Floridians of all ages
and abilities. County
health departments,
state and local partners,
schools and worksites
will host events through-
out February 'nd March
to bring attention to the
critical need for all
Floridians to maintain a
healthy and active
The Madison Coun-
ty Health Department
will be hosting an event
at the Four Freedoms
Park on Friday, March,
20, between noon and 2
p.m. This event will
,showcase physical activ-
'ities and nutritional in-
formation booths.
Angela Culpepper
will give a presentation
about making healthy
lifestyle choices and
warm-up activities with
Alicia Waller.' Attendees
should bringtheir walk-
ing -shoes for a walk
around Lake Frances.
"The risks of obesi-
ty and other chronic dis-
eases can be reduced
with regular physical ac-
tivity and a healthy,
diet," said State Surgeon
General Ana M. Via-
monte Ros, M.D., M.P.H.
"Citizens with healthy

lifestyles are less likely
to.develop heart disease,
cancer, stroke, chronic
lung disease and dia-
betes, accounting for 62
'percent of all deaths in
Florida in 2007."
This is the sixth
year that county health
departments and their
partners will have the
opportunity to highlight
the variety of opportuni-
ties available in their
communities that pro-
mote healthy lifestyles.
For the past five years,
DOH has promoted
healthy lifestyles
through "Step Up, Flori-
da!", which has been re-
named to "Healthy
Floridians Months" to
align with- the recom-
mendations of the Gov-
ernor's Council on
Physical Fitness. -
Floridians are fortu-
nate to have a climate
conducive to engaging in
physical activity year
round. For specific
events in your area,
please contact a local
county health depart-
For more informa-
tion regarding this
event, please contact
Anne Robinson at the
Madison'County Health
Department at (850) 973-
5000, Ext. 153.
The Florida Depart-
ment of Health pro-
motes, protects and
improves the health of

all people in Florida. For
more information about
Department of Health
programs, including the
Bureau of Chronic Dis-
ease Prevention and
.Health Promotion, visit For
detailed statistics, visit
*,_' -

Florida's Community
Health Assessment Re-
source Tool Set at
To learn more about the
Governor's Council on
Physical Fitness, visit

Healthy Floridians Day
On our Way to Healthy Living!

It is time for everyone to get active and g.t
healthy by taking advantage of the great
physical activity opportunities at the <
Four Freedoms Park on
March 20, 2008
12:00 pm'- 2:00 pm Lj
Irt L';

can walk, bike, run, rollerblade, or do any other
type of physical activity as we "Just Move'"
throughout Madison County.,
To sign up, individuals or groups, contact
Madison County Health Department at
(850) 973-5000 ext 153
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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Madison County Carrier 15A


Kick Butts Day 2008 Set For March 25

By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
: Kick Butts Day 2009
is a national day of ac-
tivism that empowers
youth to stand out, speak
up and seize control
against Big Tobacco.
On March 25, events
around the state will mo-
.,bilize students to raise
.awareness about the
problems of tobacco use
in their school or com-
. ,, unity.
Locally,. Doug Freer
and Tyuanna, McCall
with the Tobacco Pre-
vention program at the
Health Department,
' ajong with Cessation
SSecialist Preston Math-
'ews with the Big Bend

tobacco companies that
spend more money on
advertising in Florida
than in any other state,
Tobacco Free Florida
has launched a
statewide youth preven-
tion advertising cam-
paign with television,
radio, cinema and print
ads across the state, en-
couraging youth to "Be
Free" from tobacco.
The new "Be Free"
campaign message fur-
ther encourages youth
to build self-confidence
and identity without to-
bacco use, and is part of
the state's effort to- re-
duce the number of
youth who begin using
tobacco products and ul-

- Area Health Education timately become addic
Center, -offer free pro- ed.
grams and one-on-one The first television
advice about kicking the commercial to be r
habit--or better yet, nev- leased targets the toba'
er starting the habit, co industry's use o
Tobacco Free Flori- kid-friendly flavors i
da-the state's anti-to- their products. In a typ
bacco campaign-is cal Florida suburb
aggressively targeting neighborhood, the fami
the approximately 1.5 iar chime of an ic
million youth ages 11 to cream truck attract
17 with the campaign's children within ear
cigarette and smokeless reach. Gathering around
tobacco prevention mes- the truck, they notic
sage. To counter the ad- that cartoon character
vertising efforts 'of such as a chocolate ba

-NIursin -Mme.

Lake Park Of Madison
A skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility,
serving the long term care and rehabilitation
needs of Madison and the surrounding area.
259 SW Captain Brown Rd.* Madison, FL
(850) 973-8277


Helping You Find /

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We have a sliding-fee program for
those who qualify at
Tri-County Family Health Care
Elizabeth Hengstebeck, DO
S Board Certified Family Physician
You may save $ on your prescriptions
from us, when filled at Jackson's Drugs
Please call 850-948-2840
for more information
193 NW US 221 Greenville, FL 32331
Mon., Wed., Fri. 8am-5pm; Tues. 10am-5pm; Thurs. 10am-7pm
North Florida Medical Centers, Inc.

ts .

smoking a cigar and a
lemon lighting a ciga-
rette have replaced the
familiar treats. A leath-
ery-skinned tobacco ex-
ecutive leans out of the
window asking for or-
ders. As the kids ex-
change blank stares, one
youth shakes his head as
*a voiceover asks, "Who
do you think they're try-
ing to attract?"
- For more informa-
tion on Tobacco Free
Florida, please visit
w w w. tobaccofreeflori- or phone the
Health Department at
(850) 973-5000, Ext 119.
Local Big Bend AHEC
can be reached at (850)
Michael Curtis cah
be reached at michael@

Covenant Hospice Celebrates Certified Nurses
Day, March 1f, By Honoring Its Nurses

Covenant Hospice is celebrating
Certified Nurses Day, March 19, by
honoring its board certified nurses.
Board certification of nurses plays
an increasingly important role in
the assurance of high standards of
care for patients and their loved
ones. Nursing, like health care in
general, has become increasingly
complex. While a registered nurse-
RN-license provides entry to gen-
eral nursing practice, the
knowledge-intensive requirements
of modern nursing require exten-
sive post-secondary and continuing
education and a strong personal
commitment to excellence by the
Covenant Hospice nurses are
specially trained in pain manage-
ment and symptom control tech-
niques that help to alleviate the
suffering often associated with a
life-limiting illness. Covenant nurs-

es make regularly-scheduled visits,,
provide patient and family education
and skilled patient care, and are avail-
able on a 24-hour-per-day, on-call basis
for emergencies.
Covenant Hospice encourages
board certification ,in hospice and pal-
liative care (CHPN, CHLPN or CHP-
NA) for all its nurses, and the
not-for-profit organization currently
exceeds the national average of certi-
fied nurses. Of the Covenant staff, 46
percent of RNs, 31 percent of LPNs
and 34 percent of hospice aides are cer-
tified in hospice and palliative care. Pa-
tients are encouraged, to' inquire
whether there are certified nurses on
staff when they visit a hospital or re-
ceive care from a healthcare provider.
Covenant Hospice is a not-for-prof-
it organization dedicated to providing
comprehensive, compassionate ser-
vices to patients and'loved ones during
times of life-limiting illnesses.

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an diabetes Alert Day
ars and services will be provided.
are free with prescription.
9:00am to 4:00pm.
ment, 218 SW Third Ave. Madison.


k Physician That Is Right


Are You In Need Of
Chiropractic Services?

Dr. Michael A, Miller

180 S. Cherry St., SuiteD 3116 Capital Circle NE, Ste.2
Monticello, FL 32344 Tallahassee, FL 32308
850-997-1400 W ^ S'S. 850-668-4200
Now excepting Blue Cross Blue Shield and most other insurances

Home Oxygen Nebulizer Medication
Diabetic Shoes & Supplies Home Medical Equipment
24 Hour Service

353 NE Marion St.
Madison, FL

Phone: 850-973-4125
Fax: 850-973-8922

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Greenville Pointe


1, 2 & 3 BR HC &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

outhem Villas of

Apardison spargtments

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

Cambridge Manor
Apartments designed for
Senior's and Disabled. 2
Bedroom open with Sub-.
sidy I
1BR ($409.)
2BR ($435.).
HUD vouchers accept-
ed Call 850-973-3786 -
TTY Acs 711.
'404 SW Sumatra Rd,.
This institution is an

and Employer


S 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
TDD 1-800-545-1833
ext. 485
Equal Housing

$450.00 PER MO.
567-1523 ,
3Bed/2,Bth Mobile Home for
rent in great neighborhood off
County Camp Rd in Madison.
HUD vouchers accepted. Security
deposit required. Contact Amy
Brasby at 407-616-2637 or 321-
House for Rent
in Greetiville, 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
S kitchen, W/D, carport.
Adult family only. No pets.
$950 mo.+ tep: Credit check.
Call 850-948-4444.
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/l 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, DNWMH 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 Appliandes.
Offered Furnished 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 $59,9mth.
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,
1335 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

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.
MadisonNewly renovated back
to the 1920's era Call 973-4141

Propertywith state high-
wayfrontage Corner
lots.Fronts both Harvey
Greene DI. 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 Tommy
Greene 850-973-4141

No mortgage on your land. Put
' 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 mo.
Our land your land or buy
land. I specialize in credit
challenged customers., Appli-
cations over the phone, credit
decision next business day.
Let me help make your new
home dream come true.
Trades welcome.
Call Steve 386-365-5370


MIKE AT 386-623-4218

$20,000.00 TURN KEY

.2009 5 BEDROOM 3 BATH
2004 Sq Ft $594.31 PER MO.
CALL MIKE 386-623-421.8

SARAH 386-288-0964



$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
callm850-673-9722 or 850-973-
7980 or 869-0240.

puppies. Free to good home.

Tea Cup Yorkie Puppy tor
adoption. If you are interest-
ed please email me at
davidpeter4190 @ hotmail.

Children's Dresses.....
Size 3 white long dress, worh
as flower girl dress, satin bodice,
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 bot-
tom, built in crinoline. $50
Size 4 off white dress, worn as
flower girl dress, lace work
around bodice, pretty lace work
at bottom, cap sleeves $25

Size 5 -'purple pageant dress,
With matching socks and hair
bow, white sequin and bead
work on bodice, built in crino-
ine beautiful dress $50

Size 7 red pageant dress, white
applique, sequin and bead work
on bodice and bottom, built in
crinoline beautiful dress $65
Size 7 white and peach
pageant dress, white ruffles with
peach outline across chest,
sleeves, and bottom, never worn
Size 7-8 pff white dress, worn
as a flower girl dress, overlay of
ace over entire dress, probably
knee to calf length $25
Size 8 white, long dress, lace *
Around neck with decorative
bodice $25
Size 16 white long pageant
gown, cap sleeves, white sequin
work across entire bodice and
sleeves, buttons around neck
with circular cut-out on back,
beautiful gown $100
Teen dresses....
Size 7-8 Kelli green gown,
ace overlay $40
Size 8 red gown, sequin/bead
work around bodice,- $50
Size. 14 (child's size 14 but dress
is for a teen division appioxi-
mately 13-15) GORGEOUS
ime green dress, strapless but
with spaghetti straps that cress
cross across the back, sequins
spotted across the entire gown,
built in crinoline absolutely
gorgeous. $300 (paid over
$500 for it)

Call 850-973- 3497
and leave message.

2001 Silver Pontiac
Grand Prix GTP
Daytona 500, Limited
Edition (one of only
2000.) Needs new engine.
Body and interior in exce-
lent condition. Leather,
sunroof, Bose sound sys-
tern, tons of upgrades!!
Must see. Asking $5,500.
Well under blue book
Call 850-879-0179.

1987 Ford Broncofor Sale. 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 but engine and
running gear awesome! Now
painted cario $500.

Wanted: Chickens, turkeys,
guineas and peafowl.

CALL 850-973-4004. IF NO

Learn To Play Piano!
Learn to play piano by ear! Af-
fordable piano lessons at beginner
and intermediate level. Basic mu-
sic theory and bass guitarlessons
also available. For more informa-
tion or to schedule, please call
(850) 464-0114,


Re-Stretching, Patching,
Seam Repair, Berber Pulls,
Burns,Water Damage, etc.

Don't waste money to buy
new carpet if you don't
have to....
Call 850-879-0120
or 850-973-2003 ,

for a FREE estimate!

Lawn Mower Repair
New & Used Parts

2089 NE State Road 6
Madison, FL 32340


5+/- Acres

Lee, Madison County, Florida

Plus Premier Homes, Townhomes, Condos

Commercial & Residential Lots & Marina

Located Throughout Florida & Gulf Coast

Visit for Complete Property

Information and Bid Closing Time For

Each Specific Property

Bidding Begins Tuesday -:- March 17
Bidding Ends Tuesday -:- March 31

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Advent Christian
Cal: 658-JOBS (5627) or visit
Do more than work,
join a family!
Social Services Director- LTC
FT position to lead/direct a ser-
vice team with' high standards of
practice at 161-bed long-term
care facility, including,
services/programs for memory
impaired and a strong communi-
ty-oriented environment. BSW
and long-term care experience
required. MSW strongly
preferred. Two or more years
relevant experience with good
understanding of LTC regs
strongly preferred.
Accounting A/R Clprk.
FT position; HSD or equivalent
required; prior experience in in-
surance billing and coding, PC.
operation with MS applications,
including word processor,
spreadsheet, and database re-
quired. Must be detailed
, ...... Grouindskeepr,
PT staff for various grounds-re-'
lated positions in residential
community; prior experience in
residential or commercial lawn
care a plus; valid Florida DL re-
FT Groundskepper
Residential community; prior
xerience in residential and com-
mercial lawn care a plus; valid
Florida DL required.
FT Water/ Wastewater Treat-
ment Operations
Valid FL C water and waste wa-
:.ter treatment certification re-
quired; dual certification
strongly preferred. Willing to
consider experienced individual
with.FL C certification in drink-
ing water treatment and allow
one year to obtain FL C waste
water treatment. Experience in
all aspects of water/ waste water
& distribution/ collection sys-
tenis required.
Competitive wages & excellent
benefits (health, dental, life,
disability, supplemental insur-
ance, 403b, paid time off,) plus
access to onsite daycare and
fitness facilities.
EOE, Drug Free Workplace,
Criminal background checks

Apply in person at ACV Per-
sonnel Department Mon thru
Fri, 9:00 am. until 4:00 p.m.,
Carter Village Hall, 10680
Dowling Park Drive, Dowling
Park, FL; fax resume/ creden-
tials to (386) 658-5160; or visit
www.acvillaqe net.
Shop Manager/Mechanic, must
have a high school diploma or
GED, Florida drivers license Class
B or better. Experience on gas and
diesel'light and heavy equipment.
Experience in managing mechanic
shop, doing the work, filling out
proper paperwork, able to do PM
on all equipment. Previous appli-
cants need not re-apply.Closing
date will be March.31,2009. For
information call Jefferson County
Road Dept. 997-2036.

Substance Abuse
Human Services Agency is
seeking a Full-time Sub-
stance Abuse Counselor to
serve adolescents in Madison
County. POsition will per-
form outpatient intervention
services and administer pre-
vention programs in a school
based setting. Preferred can-
didate will have a Master's
degree in social or behav-
ioral science. Also prefer ex-
perience working with
juvenials involved with sub-
stance abuse.

Qualified applicants must
complete a DISC Village
employment application and
submit to: Madison Coun-
selor, 3333 W. Pensacola St.,
Suite 150, Tallahassee, Fl.
32304. Applications may be
downloaded at Please
call (850) 575-4388 for as-
sistance. EOE/ Drug Free

The City of Madison is acce4pt-
ing applications for 1 full-timne
Firefighter with the following
qualifications: Applicants must
be at least 19'years of age and a
citizen of the United States,'",
possess a valid FLORIDA D1RI-
VER'S LICENSE, with an "B"
endorsement, must be a High:
School Graduate, must pass'a
drug test, background check, a
physical examination and vision
test. The applicant must be inu
excellent physical conditionmand
t is preferred that the applicant
e Florida Firefighfer Certifled.
The applicant must also be a'
non-user of tobacco products.
Job applications are available:
upon request from the office of
the Fire Chief, Alfred Martin 'at
116 SW Dade St., Madison,
Florida 32340.
We will be accepting applica-
tions for this position from
Monday, March 2, 2009, until
the position has been filled.
The City of Madison is an
Equal Opportunity Employer.
and recognizes veteran's prefer-

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2005 Ford F350 4x2 Regular Cib
XLT 165" wheelbase, dual rpar
wheels, 6.0 V-8 Diesel. ,
Torqueshift 5 spd automatic trans-
mission '
Power seats, windows, locks,
captain chairs, keyless entry, 6"
disc cd/am/fm,
. adjustable'pedals, cruise control,
tilt steering wheel, bumper guard,
.78,214 miles, well maintained'by
the local Ford dealer
Sticker price: $37,460.00
Blue. Book value: $20,000.
Minimum bid: $12,000.00.
2006 Ford F350 4x2 Regular Gab
XLT 165" wheelbase, dual rear
wheels, 6.0 V-8 Diesel.
Torqueshift 5 spd automatic trans-
Power seats, windows, I4ks,
captain chairs, keyless entry, 6O
disc cd/am/fm,
adjustable pedals, cruise contr61,
tilt steering wheel, bumper guard,
a.c. ,,
78,886 miles, well maintainedby
the local Ford dealer
, Sticker price: $37,460.00
Blue Book value: $22,000. *
Minimum bid: $14,000.00.
The Board of County Commisb
sioners will accept sealed bids'on
these vehicles. Vehicles can bed
seendat Madison County E.M.I.
building, next to the county jail
Units will be sold as is. The Board
.of County Commnissioners has the
right to reject any and all bids.,
You can submit your bids to: Mr.
Allen Cherry, County CoordinAtor
229 South West Pinckney Street,
Suite 219 -

Madison, Florida 32340
Please mark: "Sealed Bid Ford F-
350" on the outside of the enve-
lope along with the year truck you
Share bidding on.
The deadline for submitting bids
will be 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March
27, 2009.
Winner of bid will be contacted
and will be able to pick up vehicle
upon payment with certified
cashier's check.

,Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Post Office Box 729
SMadison, Florida 32341
; s.

2246 Captain Buie Road Post Offi
Madison, Florida 32340. Pinetta, F
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action, to'fo
'onthe following property in Madison County, Florida:
PROPERTY APPRAISER'S ID #07-2N-10-5891-00(
has been filed against you and you are required to serve a
ten defenses, if any, to it on E.,Bailey Browning 111, Plainti
address is Post OfficeDrawer 652, Madison, Florida 32341,
13, 2009, and file the original with the Clerk of this Court e
on Plaintiffs attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise
entered against you for the relief demanded in theComplai
Dated March 6, 2009 . ,
BY: Ist Ramona Dickinson
Deputy Clerk
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I- I


Mary E. %illiams

Madison County Carrier 17A

L- --

File No. 201)9 14 -

I Probate Difision
The administration of the estate of Man E. Williams, deceased, whose date of
death was
November 23. 2008, and whose Social Security Number is 264-88-1232, is
pending in the Circuit Court
for Madison Count., Florida, Prohale Disision, the address of which is 125
S.AN. Range AMe. Madison.
FL. 32341-0237, The names and addresses of the personal representatise and
'the personal represenlatise's
artornes are set forth below. ..
All credilbrs If the decedent and other persons basing claims or demands
against decedent's estale on whom a cop of this notice is required to be serted
must file their claims with this court

LAll other creditors of the dectdeni and other persons hosing claims or de-
mands against decedent s e'tale must rile their claims with this court WITH-
The dale ol first publication of this notice is MARCH 18. 2009
Attorney Personal Representalsne Personal Representatise:
Rodne) D. Gerling. Esq. Jacquelyn-Augenstein
FL Bar No. 05543401) 2809 Southern Parkan)
Gerling Law Group. Chartered Bradenton, FL 34205
6148 Stale Road 70) East
Bradenton. Florida 34203
Telephone: 9-411 756-6600 .


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

O. 2009-108-CA


ce Box 252
Florida 32350
reclose a mortgage.

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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Default Final Judg-
ment of Foreclosure dated February 27, 2009, in the above referenced case in
E. GARCIA-TUNON; unknown .tenants; and other unknown parties in pos-
session, including the unknown spouse of any person in possession of the prop-
erty, and if a named Defendant is deceased, the surviving spouse, heirs,
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
Court, will sell to the highest and best bidder foi cash at the front door of the
Madison County Courthouse in Masdison, 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 of March, 2009, the follow-
ing described property set forth in the Default Final Judgment of Foreclosure:
Lot 10 of Block A of River Trace Subdivision. A subdivision according
to the 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, hereditidments and appurtenances
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 County Courthouse
for the foreclosure sale.
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WITNESS my hand, and the official seal of said Court, this 27 day of
February, 2009 at Madison, Madison County, Florida.

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Madison County Carrier 18A

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By Alfa Hunt
Greene Publishing, Inc.
After the arrival of the boll weevil and the de-
cline of cotton as the chief crop, tobacco became the
crop that most farmers turned to.
The first yield of shade tobacco was grown in
Madison County in 1907. Among the first people to
risk growing the crop was the Fraleigh, Smith In-
vestment Co. It reported a successful return of near-
ly 1,110 pounds per acre.
The farm owned by H.M. Taylor had produced
about the same quantity as Fraleighi that first year.
'In the fall of 1907, the Florida Sumatra Leaf To-
bacco Co. was organized with a capital stock of
$50,000 so it could operate in Madison and Gadsden
counties, which were the prime areas for growing
shade tobacco.
The price of growing shade tobacco was high,
which explains why it took nearly 10 years to develop
an increased interest in the crop. In 1917; there was a
steady increase of farmers who became interested in
tobacco. Fourteen farmers were planning to putt.a to-.
tal of 225 acres of tobacco into production. These
farmers were A.E. Farleigh, F.A. Hardee Tobacco Co.,
J.E. Hardee Co., Waring &McCall, Cherry Lake Land
Cro., J.R. Flowers; Fraleigh and Beggs, W.E Par-
ramore, Fraleigh-Smith Investment Co., Florida
Sumatra Leaf Co., Fraleigh-Lines-Shefler Co., Davis-'
Tharin.Co., Dr. C.H. Smith, and RJ. Parramore.
The estimate shows that they would make more
than 1,000 pounds per acre and the value of the crop
ranged to $200,000.
* By the 1920s, shade tobacco had become a large
cash crop in the county.
Freidman-Goldberg Leaf Tobacco Co. was orga-
nized in 1920 and established a packing house in
Madison. They also operated packing houses in Gads-
den County and in Decatur County Ga.
Sol Friedman, president of the company, had also
been affiliated with the Fraleigh-Hardee Tobacco Co.,
which was also a packing house.
In July of 1920, the.Tampa Star Cigar Co. opened
a cigar company on the corner of Pinckney and She]-
by streets in Madison. Manager T.A. Symonett ex-
pected to have 15 cigar makers employed at the
company when it was opened.
In that same month, there was an article iin the'
publication, Tobacco, about the shade tobacco indus-
try, here in Madison C6unty. It reported that there
was 297 acres dedicated to the cultivation of shade to-
bacco and the industry was estimated to bring in at
least $100,000.
The principal growers of the 1920s were A.E.
Fraleigh, J.E. Hardee, J. McCall Tharin, Beggs &
t 6leigh, Alex Smith, Cherry Lake Land'Co., and
Fraleigh-Smith Investment Co.
Two separate packing houses were operating.
They were Fraleigh-Hardee Co. and Friedman-Gold-
Perg Leaf Tobacco Co. '
Later that year, J. McCall Tharin bought the
Simpkins Farm, which consisted of 1440 acres and
included 48-50 acres of shade tobacco fields from
Fraleigh-Smith Investment Co. With his new pur-,
chase, along with his original 31 acres, this gave'
Tharin the largest shade tobacco acreage of anyone
in the world at that time
In 1921, the J.E. Hardee Company built a huge
three-story packing house on the corner of Pinckney
and Shelby. The estimated cost of building such a
large packing house was around $10,000.
Regardless of"the immense success in the crop,
shade tobacco took much start-up capital. In August
of 1920, a meeting was held with the farmers so they
could discuss the possibility of turning to sun tobac-

Mr. Moore of' the Carlton Terrace farm: had six
acres of sun tobacco; growing that year. By 1924,, it
was, expected that farmers would plant nearly 200
acres of the crop.
In December of that year, the Chamber of Comn-
merce employed Graham Wheeler of North Carolina,
who was an experienced tobacco demonstrator. The
purpose behind the hiring of Wheeler was so he
could assist the local farmers who were interested in,
growing sun tobacco in both areas of agricultural
practices and financing.
In the 1930s, when the Cherry Lake Rehabilita-'
tion Project began, the Cherry Lake Tobacco Compa-
ny sold all of its land, a .well as its mules and
equipment, to the government. This was done so the
future families of settling farmers would have their
own land. .. ,
Tobacco remained the cash crop for Madison for
another decade. Finally, on Jan. 31, 1947, the tobacco
S industry "made its presence known with a bang," it,,
was reported. The American Sumatra Tobacco Co.
warehouse, which was situated on the corner of Shel-
by and Pinckney, was .destroyed by an explosion
caused by the ignitionri of carbon bisulfide, which is
used in the fumigation of tobacco.
Luckily, since it was aSaturday morning, no one
was in the warehouse. The explosion was reportedly
strong enough to shatter the windows in the court-
house across the street and in several neighboring
buildings. Two boys had been walking by the build-
ing when the explosion occurred and were blown
across the street, completely unhurt. One woman was
not as fortiuate; she was hit by flying glass and re-
quired three' stitches. She was reportedly the only
person injured. The loss of the tobacco within the
warehouse was valued between $700,000 and $800,000.
SAs shade tobacco continued to be the money crop
of Madison, new packing houses were erected. In
1949, the Cantey brothers built a new brick packing
h6use or'S Range 'St. in Madison for:their shade to-

bacco yield.
However, as the years passed, the,decline of the
chief crop became evident. Today there is no longer
any shade tobacco being, grown' within Madison
county, and sun tobacco has become a crop of minor
importance. ,

Photo taken July 28,1965, showing the commissioner of agriculture, Doyle E. Conner, far left, at a to
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