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Publisher: Tommy Greene
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Publication Date: December 2, 2009
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Since I 964
The Spirit Of Madison County
Wed., December 2, 2009 VOL. 46 NO. 18

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G~eer~ Pi~b ~ Mad son County Ca e ae

- Murder Victim Found

Structure Fire

Burns Barn

County Road 360-A.
Firefighters were
able to contain the blaze
so that it did not spread
to adjacent buildings.
There is some concern
that expected high winds
on Wednesday might
complete the demolition
in a not so controlled



To Host Old


Picture Day
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
S/ / The Madison County ju-
Snior varsity cheerleaders are
Raising funds to pay for their
SKnew cheerleading uniforms.
S lThey have to raise more than
v.. $1,300 in order to take care of the
,costs and to have money for the
next season and other events they
'(want to sponsor.
SCurrently the squad is prepar-
ing to host a pee-wee cheer camp.
Tami Brown, cheerleading spon-
sor, said that the date for the camp
will be announced later.
Dec. 12 will be old-fashioned
picture day at Madison County High
School. Sponsored by the JV cheer-
leaders, the cost to have a picture tak-
en of your child/children up to age
16, is $10 per coupon.
Please contact Tami Brown at
(850) 973-5022 or any JV cheerleader
to purchase coupons for the pictures.


Stations Fly

Over Madison
The International Space Station followed close-
ly by the Space Shuttle Atlantis was seen flying over
Madison, Florida on Thanksgiving evening, No-
vember 26.
The Shuttle had previously been docked to the
Space Station bringing in supplies for those living
on the station. After undocking the Shuttle is now
free to make the return visit to Cape Canaveral,
Florida with a landing scheduled for Friday, No-
vember 27, at 9:44 a.m.
"It is exciting to see the two craft so close to-
gether flying the same orbit," said Pat Lightcap.
They made their trek across the north Florida
skies at 6:42 p.m. until about 6:47 p.m. eastern day-
light time.

Greene Publishing. Inc. Pholos By Emerald Greene. November 30. 2009
(Above) Investigators line Whippoorwill Road following the
discovery of an unidentified black female's body. found by a
passer-by. (Inset) FDLE investigators access the scene for evi-

By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The body of an unidentified
black female was found Monday
morning, Nov. 30.
According to Madison Coun-
ty Sheriff Ben Stewart, a passer-
by, who immediately called 9-1-1,
spotted the body around 9:30 a.m.
The body was found on Whip-
poorwill Road, just off Honey
Lake Road in the western part of
the county.
Madison County Sheriff Of-
fice Investigators Mark Joost and
Sharon Shadrick were called to

the scene, as was Bill Pfeil, inves-
tigator with FDLE. Jefferson
County Sheriff David Hobbs was
also asked by Stewart to come to
the scene in case the victim was
from Jefferson County or if the
murder had occurred in Jeffer-
son County
Stewart said that the female
was definitely the victim of a
homicide but he would not re-
lease the details of the cause of
death, pending investigation.
Identification is also pending.
The victim was a black fe-
male, 25-35 years-old, 5 ft. 212 in.

Light Up


p Christmas

Festival Bigger

And Brighter
Annual extravaganza set for Dec. 5
The 3rd Annual LIGHT UP MADISON Christ-
mas Festival will take place this Sat., Dec. 5, from 5
p.m. to 9 p.m. in downtown Madison. Parking and
admission are free.
"This great community supported event has
even more activities than last year!" states Ted Ens-
minger of the Madison County Chamber of Com-
merce. "Once again, Madison County Community
Bank steps up to the plate in a big kind of way by do-
nating over 30 Christmas trees that will be decorat-
ed by businesses and community groups
countywide," he continued. 'And likely the biggest
addition this year will be the LIVE Mannequins of
Madison, presented by the Rural Area Theatrical
Troupe, the "RATT Pact."
The 2009 Tour of Homes is being hosted by
Please see Christmas, Page 4A

tall, 160 lbs., wearing a green T-
shirt and a pink hooded sweat
shirt, blue jeans, white socks and
her shoes were black crocs. The
victim also had a distinctive
hairpiece that was orange and
black striped with shoulder
length hair.
The public is requested to
contact the Sheriff's Office at
(850) 973-4001 or Madison County
Crime Stoppers at (850) 973-2762
with any information that might
assist in the identification of the
victim or provide information re-
garding the crime.


Hosting The


Boot Drive
By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Every holiday season, we are re-
minded to give a little to those in
need. Many of these needs aren't
simply gifts for a child, howev-
er, instead the needs represent
basic needs like hunger and
shelter. Compassion for these
situations is evident. Unfortu-
nately, the need often goes beyond
compassion. Often the need is for
dollars to fill the gap.
As a volunteer firefighter and
community champion, George
Blevins has assisted in the expan-
sion of firefighting services
throughout the county, offering
grant and funding expertise among
Please see Boot Drive, Page 4A

educationn Ceremony Fills

Ernestine E. Kinsey Hall

By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Some measure their
lives by wealth, others by
their friends, still others
by trophies on the man-
tle. In 1995, when Ernes-
tine E. Kinsey became
Mayor of Lee, she simply
measured herself by one
standard her faith com-
bined with a desire to
serve the "Little but
Proud" community she
cherishes, and to make it
a better place with each
passing season.
On Nov. 30 at 3 p.m.,
family, friends and col-
leagues gathered to dedi
Please see Dedication,
Page 4A

ureene urnlisning, Inc. rnoio by ivicnael tLurlis, Novemner 3u, zuu0
Family, friends and dignitaries fill Ernestine E. Kinsey Hall on Nov. 30 to ded-
icate the meeting room in her name.

IInde Loal eater

2 Sections, 26 Pages
Around Madison 6-8A Legals 13A
Church Section B Health 11 A
Classifieds 12A School 9A
Editorial 2-3A Early Christmas 14A

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123 12/5
Windy with showers in the morn- Morning clouds followed by after- More clouds than sun. Highs in the
ing. noon sun. upper 50s and lows in the upper Mlowx 60sun and clouds in the upper 30s.
30s. low 60s and lows in the upper 30s.

A barn being dis-
mantled fell in the wrong
direction and ended up
on existing burning tree
The call was received
shortly after noon on
Monday, November 30,
and the Madison Fire and
Rescue was dispatched to
the scene located at 1838

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Wednesday, December 2, 2009


Who Was Frances Ethel Gumm?

By Paul Niemann
Years ago, I heard
that one of the movies
that I watched every year
as a child was based on
the economic climate
that existed when the sto-
ry was first written. The
story, which was first
published as a book in
1900, contained a number
of metaphors which
were played out in the
1939 movie as well.
The United States
was on the gold standard
back in the 1870's. In a
nutshell, this means that
the federal government
backed every dollar with
a fixed amount of gold,
as measured in ounces.
When businesses in-
creased the amount of
goods and services they
produced, the fixed
amount of gold backing
remained constant, caus-
ing prices to fall.
One of the unfortu-
nate effects of this was
that the gold standard
hurt farmers and indus-

trial workers. Farmers
were borrowing money
from banks while inter-
est rates were fixed,
while increasing unem-
ployment rates hurt in-
dustrial workers.
Meanwhile, in the
presidential race of 1896,
Democratic presidential
candidate William Jen-
nings Bryan ran on a pol-
icy of replacing the gold
standard, while Republi-
can candidate and even-
tual president William
McKinley insisted on
keeping the gold stan-
Now back to our story.
One of my favorite
sources for story ideas is
the History Channel's
web site, It
contains a section that al-
lows you to find out
which famous people
were born on your birth-
day One famous Ameri-
can who was born on the
same day as your humble
scribe was singer and ac-
tress Frances Ethel

Gumm. She was born on
June 10, 1922, in Grand
Rapids, Minnesota.
You've probably nev-
er heard of Frances
Ethel Gumm. She was
just 16 when she starred
in her most famous
movie role. The movie
was regarded by the Li-
brary of Congress as the
most popular movie of
all time. The song that
Frances sang, Over the
Rainbow, was voted as
the greatest movie song
of all time by the Ameri-
can Film Institute in
That's not bad for a
movie that was basically
little more than a dream.
When the Gumm family
moved from Minnesota
to California in 1926, the
Gumm sisters took their
stage names, and
Frances went solo when
she signed a movie con-
tract with MGM when
she was just 13 years old.
So, what does this
have to do with the gold
standard mentioned ear-
lier? You'll find out in a
In her role, Frances
Ethel Gumm played a 12-
year-old orphan who was
raised by an aunt and
uncle. When the movie
first appeared on TV in
1956, it was ten-year-old
Liza Minnelli who
served as a co-host to
comment on the movie
in order to fill air time
since the movie was 101
minutes in length but
had to fill two full hours
of TV air time.
Frances Ethel
Gumm went on to be-
come a famous actress
and singer, as did both of
her daughters.
And just why did
Liza Minnelli co-host the
initial TV showing of

Frances' first big movie
17 years later?
Because she was
Frances Ethel Gumm's
daughter. You remember
Frances by her stage
name of ... Judy Gar-
land. And, of course, the
movie role that made her
famous was that of 12-
year-old orphan Dorothy
Gale in The Wizard of
As for the gold stan-
dard mentioned at the
beginning of this story
and to the metaphors
which are played out in
the book and the movie,
the scarecrow represents
the farmers; the tin man
(who was originally cast
to be played by Buddy
Epsen of Beverly Hillbil-
lies fame) represents the
industrial workers; the
cowardly lion represents
William Jennings Bryan
and William McKinley
represents the Oz, who
turns out to be a fraud.
As for the naive
young Dorothy who fol-
lows the yellow brick
road, what do you think
the yellow brick road is
made of?
Gold, of course! And
in case you didn't notice,
"oz" as in The Wizard
of Oz is an abbrevia-
tion of the word
"ounce," as in gold
Frances Ethel
Gumm died in 1969 of an
accidental overdose of
sleeping pills. She was
just 47 years old. In addi-
tion to Liza Minnelli, she
had two other children:
Lorna and Joey Luft.

Quirkey Quips
And Snappy One-Liners
Always wanted to be a procrastinator, but
never got around to it.

My friend has kleptomania, but when it gets
bad, he takes something for it.

It is hard to understand how a cemetery raised
its burial cost
and blamed it on the cost of living.

If you take a shower in the morning be sure to
bring it back,
someone else might need it!!

When everything's coming your way, you're in
the wrong lane.

Everyone has a photographic memory. Some
don't have film.

I couldn't repair your brakes, so I made your
horn louder.

How do you tell when you run out of invisible

Why do psychics have to ask you for your

Just when you think you've hit bottom,
someone tosses you a shovel.

Never go to a doctor whose office plants have

For Sale: Wedding dress, size 12, worn once by

You know you are over-the-hill when you're
just too tired to climb one!

Why is stuff sent on ships called "cargo" and
UPS sends "shipments?"

Never criticize your wife's faults.
It might have been those faults that kept her
from getting a better husband.

For Sale: One computer slightly used. One
bullet hole in screen.

If a "fatal" error is made with the E-mail I
sent, does that mean I killed somebody?

What's the speed of dark?

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Madison County Health Department
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Clinic hours:
Monday -Friday: 8 -11 AM and 1 4 PM

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It is very important that the

following people be vaccinated:
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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Madison County Carrier 3A


My father, Bobby Bembry, underwent surgery
on his left carotid artery on Friday, Nov. 27, and on
his left carotid artery on Tuesday, Dec. 1. They had
to clear his arteries (in order to prevent the possi-
bility of a stroke) before they could do any surgery
on his bladder. Please keep him in your prayers.
Happy birthday wishes are extended to Andrea
Simmons, who celebrates her birthday on Wednes-
day, Dec. 2. Austen Blackwelder will celebrate his
birthday on Friday, Dec. 4. Austen's twin, Baleigh,
will celebrate her birthday on Saturday, Dec. 5.
Quincy Thomas and Tyler Lamb will celebrate their
birthdays on Monday, Dec. 7. Amanda Doyle and
Kaylee Groover will celebrate their birthdays on
Tuesday, Dec. 8.
That's all the news for this week. Have a great
week and a beautiful forever. May God bless each
and every one of you.

By Karlen Evins
Nothing like a good sail to get things going.
(By sail I mean in the nautical sense. Not the sell
of a house or pre-Christmas sale sense.)
Ever amazed at how common place our many
colorful phrases, once you start watching for
them, you'll find they are splattered everywhere:
from newscasts, to television soaps to our day-to-
day conversations.
Case in point: it's that time of year again. It's
cold and flu season. In response to the newscasts,
the advertisers go crazy with all things "reme-
dy" for when you're under the weather.
One of many nautical phrases, under the
weather has nothing to do with being under a
cloud that's raining on you. Rather it has to do
with being in the belly of a boat on a storm-
tossed sea. As many a wayfaring sailor will tell
you, there is nothing worse than seasickness,
and nothing worse to prompt it than an ocean
To remedy that nauseating feeling in the
days before Dramamine, early sailors found that
getting as close to center of the vessel could min-
imize the rocking and stabilize your middle ear,
which is what drives that internal wave that
makes you want to toss your cookies.
Meanwhile, above board that same storm
that made you sick, made for lashing ropes and
tethered rigs in its aftermath, leaving many a
poor sailor at loose ends as to how to fix it. (a
phrase describing an unsettled emotional state,
more than anything physical).
So the weather hits. You get sick. The rigs get
You calm your stomach. You fix your sails.
And what happens next?
Why you set your sails. You share chew the
fat while you drink. And you pray you don't come
away three sheets to the wind or as drunk as a
sailor in the process!
Long live the high seas!


KSM is the familiar
acronym for Kahlid
Sheik Mohammed, the
self-proclaimed mas-
termind of the 9/11 at-
tacks eight years ago.
KSM has been in US
custody for six years
since his capture in
Pakistan. His testimo-
ny was prime material
for the 9/11 Commis-
sion; I estimate that
about half the lengthy
report was dependent
on KSM alone.
KSM is the uncle of
Ramzi Yousef who
tired unsuccessfully to
destroy the World
Trade Center with a
car bomb in 1993. After
Yousef's capture, trial
and imprisonment,
KSM set a goal to com-
plete his nephew's mis-
sion of destroying the
twin towers.
In the late 1990s,
KSM sold his idea to al-
Qaeda leader Osama
bin Laden. The plan
evolved through sever-
al iterations into the di-
abolical attacks of 9/11
that resulted in more
than three thousand
deaths. Among other
crimes, KSM also
claims responsibility
for the beheading mur-
der of reporter Daniel
Four other captives
held at Guantanamo
Bay are closely allied to
KSM and helped to
plan and finance the
9/11 conspiracy. They
also are linked to the
1998 bombings of two
East Africa embassies
and the 2000 bombing
of the USS Cole off the
coast of Yemen.
Now, the Obama
Administration and At-
torney General Eric
Holder have decided to
try these five defen-
dants in New York's
federal court rather
than in the more tradi-
tional military tri-
bunal. The rationale
for this decision ap-
pears to be to return
these five to the scene
of their horrific crime
and have them tried in
the court of world
opinion by the people
most affected by the
events of 9/11. Sounds
logical on the surface.
But as is often the
case, the "devil is in

the details," and there
are plenty of ugly de-
tails associated with
this decision. Maybe
that's why Holder wait-
ed to announce the de-
cision in a late, Friday
afternoon "news
dump" when Obama
was traveling overseas.
One of my first
questions when I heard
of Holder's announce-
ment was: how much is
this going to cost? Ap-
parently, New York's'
Senator Charles Shum-
mer is thinking along
the same lines he is
asking for upwards of
$100 million for the city
to provide security and
other details associated
with the trial. Maybe
this is just another gi-
ant political earmark,
but the trial is sure to
cost New York, and in
turn, the American
taxpayer a bundle.
I'm relatively cer-
tain that the venue for
the trial can be protect-
ed from reprisals by
crazed jihadists, but
what about security for
court officers and their
families. Think for a
moment about the
problem of securing
the family of a juror
from Queens a spouse
and children that at-
tend public school. I
hate to be grisly about
this, but the enemy
here are animals that
cut off the heads of
their victims in front of
a camera. Do we want
to subject innocent
Americans to that kind
of danger? I don't
think so.
By bringing KSM
and his cohorts to fed-
eral court in the US, we
confer on them the con-
stitutional rights af-
forded our citizens.
What's wrong with
that? Because these
thugs are not US citi-
zens, that's why! When
has an enemy combat-
ant ever been tried in
United States courts in

233 years? The answer
according to Senator
Lindsey Graham of
South Carolina is ...
never. The Obama Ad-
ministration is setting
new (and in my opin-
ion) dangerous prece-
We have tried ene-
my combatants in the
past for crimes by mili-
tary tribunal. The Lin-
coln conspirators were
tried in 1865 by a mili-
tary commission. In
1942, the Roosevelt Ad-
ministration tried
eight Nazi saboteurs
who landed on Long Is-
land and Ponte Vedra
Beach by military tri-
bunal. The Supreme
Court upheld these
convictions. And since
the Obama Adminis-
tration intends to try
other Guantanamo de-
tainees by military
commission, they rec-
ognize the legality of
this method of justice.
Lawyers for the de-
fendants have already
announced that their
clients will use the tri-
als for propaganda pur-
poses. This would be
much more limited un-
der military tribunals.
They will also show-
case "enhanced inter-
rogation" methods to
gain sympathy for
their cause. And, both
Holder and Obama are
on record of prejudg-
ing the defendants'
guilt and sentence.
These and many more
are regrettable, un-
forced errors on the
part of the Obama Ad-
ministration. Appar-
ently, our young
president and naive at-
torney general have
not accepted that we
are at war. Not so with
our enemies.
Holder says that he
has seen the evidence
and is confident in the
process and outcome. I
hope he is right, but I
and many others have
grave doubts.

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sold as the original, each at a huge price, in the 3
years before the original was recovered.

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Wednesday, December 2, 2009


Murphy' s

Nothing is as easy as it looks.
To succeed in politics, it is often necessary to rise
above your principles.
Nature always sides with the hidden flaw.
Success always occurs in private,
and failure in full view.
Two wrongs are only the beginning.
If you perceive that there are four possible ways in
which a procedure can go wrong, and circumvent
these, then a fifth way, unprepared for, will
promptly develop.
Nothing is as easy as it looks.
Every solution breeds new problems.
If there is a worse time for something to go wrong,
it will happen then.
If at first you don't succeed, destroy all evidence
that you tried.
Exceptions prove the rule ... and wreck the budget.
Whenever you set out to do something, something
else must be done first.
It is impossible to make anything foolproof because
fools are so ingenious.


If there is a possibility
of several things going
wrong, the one that will
cause the most damage
will be the one to go

Boot Drive
cont from Page 1A
other timely contributions. Joining his colleagues in
Sirmans, New Home and Madison, he now gratefully
requests residents to look for these Holiday Boot Dri-
ves coming soon, and graciously asks everyone to
give what they can.
Sirmans, New Home and Madison Volunteer Fire
Departments, as well as Madison (MFR) Fire Depart-
ment, will be holding boot drives on Sat., Dec. 5, and
Sat., Dec. 12, to raise funds for their annual toy drive.
Last year they served almost 40 families and were
able to share fruit baskets with many, many more.
Last year it was also clear that along with toys
and fruit baskets, as noted, families were in need of
basic food. So, this year they are hoping to add food
baskets for those families as well.
The drive is again being held at the Auction
House on Mosley Hall road, where last year the pa-
trons were generous beyond expectation. Again, they
will be there every Saturday until Christmas and
hope to see you there.
Also on Sat., Dec. 5, Lee VFD will hold a boot dri-
ve to raise funds for their children's Christmas Party
on Dec. 19. The annual Christmas Party will begin at
6 p.m. with dinner and Santa will arrive at 7 p.m. Gifts
for children, infant 12-years-old will be given by
Santa (if you have been good, of course).
Michael Curtis can be reached can be reached at

cont from Page 1A
the Treasures of Madison County This year the
tour includes three homes and three churches, in-
cluding the fabulous Livingston House (circa 1836)
and the Louie Fraleigh House (circa 1891). The tour
is just $10 with all the proceeds going towards the re-
modeling of the second floor of the W.T. Davis Build-
ing. Tickets are available at the Madison County
Community Bank, The Country Store, The Mail
Room and at the Madison County Chamber of Com-
merce office.
Included in the festivities are Photos with Santa
(hosted by Tudor Rose Photography), Downtown
Holiday Lighting presented by the City of Madison
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cate the Ernestine E. Kinsey Hall. An extension of
Lee City Hall, the modern meeting room was a team
effort that reflected the governing style that has led
Kinsey to fifteen years of exemplary accomplish-
"There are a lot of things we've accomplished
over the years that have been attributed to me," she
noted, "but each of them were a team effort. The
council, and especially Town Manager Cheryl Ar-
chambault, is to be congratulated for making it hap-
pen. It has been a pleasure serving with them."
Dignitaries from all levels of government were
in attendance, including Lynn Bannister from Sena-
tor Bill Nelson's office, and Will Kendrick, who re-
cently completed his two terms as state
representative. Locally, City of Madison Mayor Jim
Stanley and Greenville matriarch Elesta Pritchett
offered their praise and encouragement as well. By
meeting time, county leadership from both govern-
ment and commerce joined dozens of other guests,
literally filling the hall to capacity
Former State Representative Kendrick spoke a
few words, thanking the mayor for her tireless dedi-
cation and on her willingness to make the tough de-
cisions. She reciprocated, thanking him for the role
he played in obtaining grant dollars for this and oth-
er Lee projects. Prior to his comments, Bannister
presented Kinsey a letter from Senator Nelson, of-
fering similar praise for her accomplishments.
"Every time I get a chance," Kendrick noted, "I
drop by Lee. The mayor and all the fine people here
will always hold a special place to me and my wife."
With a tear or two, Kinsey eloquently recalled
several personal and mayoral milestones, which
were later reinforced with a little comedy, as her sis-
ters added a few anecdotes to the celebration. The
praise extended to husband Simon, of course, who
has been sharing the journey with his lovely bride
for over 62 years.
"Mayor Louis Demotsis handed over the town in
good shape, and we built on it from there. We've defi-
nitely grown and there have been growing pains, but
I've always looked to do what's best," Kinsey noted.
"We're not just the Town of Lee; we're the commu-
nity of Lee."
Following the dedication, everyone adjourned
for refreshments provided by Councilwoman
Shirley Yeager, who also received a double dose of
kudos for her delicious desserts, especially her
chocolate covered pecans.
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Madison County Carrier 5A




John Franklin
Thomas, age 82, died
Wednesday, November
25, 2009 at home.
Funeral services
were held Saturday, No-
vember 28, at 11 a.m., at
Beggs Funeral Home in
Madison, with burial at
Corinth Cemetery
The family received
friends Friday, Novem-
ber 27, from 5-7 p.m., at
Beggs Funeral Home.
He was born in
Madison County on June
21, 1927, to James Coy
and Ruby Phillips
Thomas. He was in US
Merchant Marines. He
was a general contractor
and was self-employed.
He lived in Clearwater
and Madison most of his
life, and was a member
of Midway Baptist
He is survived by his
wife, Margaret Thomas
of Lee; three sons, Ken
Thomas of Clearwater,
Warren Thomas and
wife (Zelda) of Orange
Park, Johnny Thomas
and wife (TerrI) of
Arnold, Maryland; 12
grandchildren; and 17


December 2
The Tall Pines Club
will meet on Wednesday,
December 2, in the mill
conference room at 12
p.m. Anyone is welcome
to bring a covered dish
to go with the turkey and
dressing and ham, fur-
nished by the club. Make
plans to attend for great
food, fun and fellowship.
December 5
Brothers Forever
will be in concert at Yogi
Bear's Jellystone Park
on Saturday, December
5, at 7 p.m. Admission is
free, however a love of-
fering will be received
during the concert.
Come out and enjoy
some of the best south-
ern gospel music. For
more information,
please call (850) 464-0114.
December 5
Lee Elementary
School PTO will be host-
ing Breakfast and Pic-
tures with Santa on
Saturday, December 5,
from 8-11 a.m., in the Lee
Elementary cafeteria.
Tickets are available for
pre-sale in the school of-
fice, state farm or Lee
Jiffy Store.
December 5
The Country Store
will be hosting photos
with Santa from 12-3
p.m. on Saturday, Decem-
ber 5. Photo Christmas
cards will be available.
December 7
Everyone is invited
to join the Lee Elemen-
tary PTO in an fun filled
night of Bingo on Mon-
day, December 7, from 6-8
p.m. The event will be
held at the Lee Elemen-
tary School.

December 12
Ashlyn's Rose Petal
Florist will be holding a
Christmas Customer
Appreciation Day on Sat-
urday, December 12,
from 5-7 p.m. Come in
and enjoy refreshments
and receive 10 percent off
total purchase. For more
information, please call
(850) 973-2050.
December 12
The Country Store
will be hosting a Christ-
mas cookie exchange.
The store is offering 10
percent off for their
Christmas sale.
December 15
Bernard Smith will
be honored with a retire-
ment celebration on Fri-
day, December 11, at 6:30
p.m. at Divine Events
Banquet Hall in Madison
FL. The cost is $17.25 per
person and will include a
southern style buffet
which will include two
meats, two vegetables,
salad, dessert, and drink.
Anyone who would like
more information or to
contribute toward a re-
tirement gift, please con-
tact Cathi Ellis at the
Madison County Service
Center, 1416 E US 90 Unit
B Madison FL 32340 or
phone 850-973-6595.
December 19
Christmas Sale at
the Country Store in
Madison. Come in for 20
percent off items in the
store. See the store for
January 2
Legendary Naomi
and the Segos will be in
concert at Yogi Bear's
Jellystone Park in Madi-
son on Saturday, Janu-


ary 2, at 7 p.m. Admis-
sion is free, but a love of-
fering will be received
during the concert. For
more information,
please call (850) 464-0114.

The Florida DEP's
Stephen Foster Folk Cul-
ture Center State Park
will host an ongoing
wood carving workshop
on Thursday through
Monday, from noon un-
til 4 p.m. Participants can
create figure carvings,
wood spirits, spoons,
bowls, relief carvings
and more during this
four-hour class. Work-
shop fees are $15 per ses-
sion and include park
admission. For additional
information or to register
for the workshops, please
call (386) 397-1920 or visit

Each Weekday
Except Tuesday
The Senior Citizens
Center offers computer
classes to seniors 60 and
older each weekday ex-
cept Tuesday. For more
information or to sign
up, please call (850) 973-

The Diamonds in the
Ruff Adoption Program
at the Suwannee Valley
Humane Society is open
every Tuesday through
Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2
p.m. It is located on 1156
SE Bisbee Loop, Madison,
FL 32340. For more infor-
mation, or directions, call
(866) 236-7812 or (850) 971-

Second and Fourth
Saturday of
Each Month
The Madison Church
of God hosts a free soup
kitchen the second and
fourth Saturday of each
month at the Greenville
Senior Citizens Center.
Lunch is served from
noon to 1 p.m.

Third Tuesday of
Each Month
The Greater
Greenville Area Diabetes
Support Group is a free
educational service and
support for diabetes and
those wanting to prevent
diabetes. The group
meets the third Tuesday
of each month at the
Greenville Public Library
Conference Room at 312
SW Church St.,
Greenville, 11-11:30 a.m.
Everyone is welcome!

Every Wednesday
and Friday
The Senior Citizens
Center's sewing club for
seniors 60 and older
meets every Wednesday
and Friday For more in-
formation or to sign up,
please call (850) 973-
Third Wednesday of
Each Month
The Madison County
Health Education Club is
holding a free educational
service and support group
for people interested in
preventing or controlling
diabetes, high blood pres-
sure, elevated cholesterol
levels, obesity and other
chronic health conditions.
The club meets the third
Wednesday of each month
at the Madison Public Li-
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6A Madison County Carrier

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


How The City Commission

Conducts The Business

Of The City

Excerpts taken from brochure generously provided
by Madison City Commissioner Jim Catron
Florida's Government-in-the-Sunshine Law en-
acted in 1967 requires (1) meetings to be open to the
public (2) reasonable notice of meeting, and (3) min-
utes of meetings.
The City Charter outlines the specific duties
and powers of the commission. The commission
adopts ordinances and resolutions to establish law
and policies to protect the health, safety, and welfare
of the residents of the City of Madison as well as
provides public services and facilities.
The City Clerk prepares the agenda for meet-
ings from information provided by the city manager,
city attorney, and commissioners. The agenda is
placed on the City's website by Friday preceding the
monthly meeting (held the second Tuesday at 5:30
p.m.) A printed agenda is available upon request on
Friday at the Office of the City Clerk. If you have
questions regarding items on the agenda, contact
the City Clerk at 973-5081.
Addressing the Commission
All persons planning to address the Commis-
sion on an agenda item or non-agenda item must
complete a Speaker's Form and give it to the City
Clerk prior to the start of the meeting.
When called, the individual will be asked to
come to the podium to state his/her name and ad-
dress for the record. If representing another indi-
vidual, group or entity, that must be stated also.
All questions directed to the Commission
must be addressed through the presiding officer,
the Mayor (Jim Stanley), or in his absence, the
Vice Mayor (Judy Townsend). Personal, imperti-
nent, or slanderous remarks are not permitted.
The public has a right to address the Com-
mission about items scheduled and advertised for
public hearings. The procedure used to conduct
public hearings provide for a staff presentation
followed by the applicant presenting the specific
proposal and finally the receipt of comments
from all interested citizens in the manner an-
nounced by the presiding officer. Public comment
may be limited by the Commission. After public
comments have been heard, the Commission will
take action on the matter.
Any person who desires to appeal any deci-
sion of the Commission will need to ensure that a
verbatim record of the proceedings is made,
which record includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal is to be based.
Public Participation
The public may address the Commission at
6:00 p.m. at the monthly meeting. When possible,
individuals who wish to address the Commission
during the Public Participation portion of the
meeting should discuss the issue with the city
manager and the commissioner for the district in
which they live. Discussion with the city manag-
er and/or city commissioner at least a week prior
to the monthly meeting is suggested.
Understanding City Finances
Municipalities within the State of Florida
are entitled by law to collect and expand revenues
for eligible public purposes. Municipalities gen-
erate their revenue from a combination of
sources including property taxes, fees and
charges, shared state revenue, and specifically
authorized taxes.
Ad valorem tax or "property tax" is a major
source for local governments. The property tax
is the only tax not preempted to the state by the
Florida Constitution. However, the property tax
is a limited revenue source.
The ad valorem (property tax) levy was set
at 6.0484 at the July meeting. This is below the
TRIM notice amount set at 6.2711. The city has ex-
perienced a 3.5 percent reduction in taxable value

as certified by the Property Appraiser's Office.
Independent Auditor's Report
September 30, 2008
At the end of YF 2007-2008, the assets of the
City exceeded its liabilities by $14,624,630 (net as-
sets). The largest portion of the City's net assets,
$10,253,800, reflects investment in capital assets net
of related debt. Unrestricted net assets amount to
$3,868,661; this amount may be used to meet the
City's ongoing obligations to citizens and creditors.
During fiscal year 2007-2008, the City's total bonded
debt decreased by $58,900 as a result of payments on
At the end of the fiscal year, the City had long-
term obligations outstanding of approximately
$4,778,365. Revenue bonds issued for the purpose of
water and sewer improvements account total
$4,202,000 is that were The remainder consists of a
note payable of $194,912 for community redevelop-
ment, compensated absences in the amount of
$110,743, and $270,710 for accrued superfund cleanup
The Annual Budget
There are three main parts of the City of Madi-
son's Annual Budget. These parts include General
Fund, Enterprise Fund, and Special Revenues (Non-
Recurring). The budget year is October 1 Septem-
ber 30.
General Fund revenue sources

Taxes $1,443,100
License & Permits 35,000
Intergovernmental 260,904
Charges for Services 49,300
Fines and Forfeitures 94,100
Miscellaneous 29,000
Transfers from
Enterprise Funds 713,500
Subtotal 2,825,104
Fund Balance 200,000
Total $3,025,104




The Proposed Budget includes a one-time trans-
fer to the Sanitation Fund from the Water/ Waste-
water Fund in the amount of $ 120,000 to purchase a
replacement Packer truck. The Refuse (garbage)
rate has been $ 5.75 since 1975. A Landfill tip-
ping/Superfund fee of $ 9.42 is assessed. Included in
the non-recurring budget is $100,000 for dilapidated
property removal and $ 75,000 for sidewalk replace-
ment. The city will have 1 additional policeman
through the COPS Grant Program.
How to Lobby Government Effectively
At its simplest, lobbying is letting those who
make decision know what you think. At its most
complex, it's about getting those people to make the
decision you want.
(1) Do the homework. (Be thoroughly prepared!)
(2) Develop a message. Be specific, but brief. Be
able to articulate the message.
(3) Contact the decision makers (i.e., city man-
ager, commissioner.) Face-to-face contact is general-
ly best. Make an appointment to discuss the
(4) Do not let emotion come into the debate.
(5) Make it personal. Try to speak directly from
your own experience, explaining why you feel so
(6) The more you know about your city commis-
sioner, the better you can pitch your case and the
more likely he or she is to take action!
(7) Keep your meeting short. Take notes so you
can follow up.
(8) Follow up with a thank you note.
(9) Don't threaten unless you can follow
(10) Take advantage of every opportunity to pre-
sent your case.

55 Plus Residents Invited To

Christmas Meeting

In December, the 55
Plus Club meets on
Wednesday, the 9th, at
noon at the United
Methodist Cooperative
Ministries Community
Center. Myra Valentine,
who will be sharing sto-
ries about her recent trip
to the Holy Land, will
present the program. It is
sure to be a great holiday
special. There will proba-

bly be a few Christmas
carols too.
Hickory Grove Unit-
ed Methodist Church
will host the luncheon,
and they plan on serving
soup, sandwiches,
desserts and tea.
The UMCM Commu-
nity Center is located on
Hwy 145 about five miles
north of Madison. 55
Plus Club is open to all 55

As a reminder, all of the collection sites
are closed on Sundays. Citizens are
reminded that leaving
waste in front -
of a closed
collection site-
is the same as
illegal dumping.

years of age and OLDER
of all faiths.
No reservations are
necessary and there are
no fees of any kind. Or-
ganizers hope to see
everyone there and grate-
fully request to pass this
information on to others,
and invite someone as
For more informa-
tion about 55 Plus Club

or any outreach minis-
tery of the United
Methodist Cooperative
call the Coordinator, Lin-
da Gaston at 850-929-
Remember the date
is Dec. 9 (second Wednes-
day) at the UMCM Com-
munity Center at noon.
Just go out and have a
nice lunch and a good

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Changing "Seasons" of Life May Require
Changes in Investment Strategy

Provided by Brad Bashaw, Edward Jones

As we make the transition from autumn to winter, you
may be reminded that seasons don't just change on
the calendar they also change in your life. And as
you move from one season of your life to another,
you'll find that some of your goals may have changed.
Consequently, as time goes by, you may need to
adjust your financial strategies as well.

To illustrate the "seasonal" nature of your investment
strategies, let's quickly go through a typical life cycle
and look at the differing financial goals at each stage:

Starting out When you are beginning your
career, you may not have a lot of money with which to
invest, but it's important to try to put away something
each month. If you have a 401 (k) where you work, take
advantage of it your money is deducted, pretax,
from your paychecks, so it's an easy way to start
investing. And at this stage of your life, consider invest-
ing primarily for growth. Of course, when you invest in
growth-oriented vehicles, you typically assume an
above-average degree of risk because the price of
these investments can fluctuate greatly over time.
However, if you buy quality investments and hold them
for many years, you may be able to overcome the
"blips" along the way and benefit from the growth
prospects these vehicles can offer.
Middle years During this season of your life,
things have likely changed.Your kids may have already
graduated from college or otherwise left home, so you
may need to re-evaluate your life insurance needs.
You're likely earning more money and have more avail-
able to invest which means, among other things,
that you should consider makingg out" on your IRA and
also putting as much as you afford into your 401 (k) or
other employer-sponsored retirement plan. Because
you may have a decade or more until you retire, you
still may need considerable growth potential from your
investments. At the same time, though, you might not
want to invest quite as aggressively as you did when
you started out, so you may want to increase the per-
centage of bonds and other fixed-income vehicles in
your portfolio.
Retirement years Many people assume their
expenses will drop when they retire. And some will
drop but others, such as health care, will increase.
Furthermore, it's not at all unusual for people to spend
two, or even three, decades in an active retirement -
and during those years, inflation can be a factor.
Consequently, even as a retiree, you'll find that growth-
oriented investments are important, balanced with oth-
ers that provide income. Furthermore, you'll want to
manage the withdrawals you take from your IRA,
401(k) or other employer-sponsored retirement plan to
help make sure you don't outlive your resources. At the
same time, you should consider exploring estate-plan-
ning techniques, such as life insurance trusts, that can
help you leave the legacy you want without burdening
your heirs with heavy estate taxes. To help you meet
these needs, work with your tax advisor and estate-
planning professional.

The seasons of the year change every three months.
The seasons of your life change much more slowly, but
these changes can have a big impact on your financial

This article was written by Edward Jones for use by
your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor.

Brad Bashaw EdwardJones
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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Madison County Carrier 7A


ReunIon For The Ages:

MRS Classes Of 1965-19 7 Reunite
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
It was a reunion for the ages as the classes of
1965, 1966 and 1967 met for four days of fun and get-
ting reacquainted in Madison Wednesday, Nov. 11,
through Sunday, Nov. 15.
On Wednesday evening, the classes met for a
potluck supper at the home of Ashley and Martha
Beggs. The best dishes in the county were present-
ed as everyone enjoyed a casual get-together.
On Thursday evening, Ken's Barbecue catered
a dinner at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park. The fun be-
gan at 5:30. Everlasting Arms opened playing
gospel music for the crowd from 7:30-9 p.m. Tom
and the Cats, who played until midnight, followed
Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Tommy Greene, Nov. 11, 2009 "Everyone was on the dance floor and nobody Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Tommy Greene, Nov. 11, 2009
Bobby and Linda Baker enjoy the class reunion. sat down," said Martha (Rowe) Beggs, a member of Sandy and Lilla (Johnson) Howerton are all
the Class of 1966. "They (Tom and the Cats) said smiles at the class reunion.
they had never seen anyone as old as we were stay
on the floor," she added.
On Friday evening, Sam Gay's Seafood from
Moultrie, Ga. catered the seafood buffet.
During the evening, everyone took the micro-
phone and told a little bit about themselves.
Bucky Christmas acted as the master of cere-
monies for the Class of 1965. Sidney Johnson of the
Class of 1966 was the emcee for that class. Jimmy
Smith and Richard Baker emceed the Class of
1967's portion of the program.
Ray Williams of the Class of 1966 entertained.
During his portion of the program, he pretended to
be a disk jockey from WMAF Radio in the 1960s and
would introduce each song like a disk jockey.
Williams, who works with the Florida Depart-
ment of Insurance, lives in Wakulla County and
Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Tommy Greene, Nov. 11, 2009 drives a red Corvette with the license plate, which
Jim and Melody (McHargue) Taylor were enjoying reads "MHS 1966."
the class reunion. Other entertainment on Friday evening, saw a
group of women, all dressed the same, like the
Supremes, with lead singer, Melissa Lee Alford, of
the Class of 1966, dressed in a bright orange suit,
singing. Gary "Hammer" Haire also sang to them.
The group included Martha Rowe Beggs, Ternri Ra-
gans Sherrard, Susan Weger Mohnen, Sarah Wiatt
Smith and Susie Daniel Stafford.
Tom and the Cats were the featured entertain-
: ers again. They played until midnight again. The
dance floor was still full and no one left.
On Saturday, 18 members of the classes of 1965-
*67 played golf at the Madison County Country Club.
Hamburgers were served for lunch.
On Sunday morning, a delicious breakfast was
served at Divine Events with Tommy and Oneida
Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Tommy Greene, Nov. 11, 2009 Matheny MHS graduates, and owners in charge. Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Tommy Greene, Nov. 11, 2009
Norma Jean (Woodard) Christmas and her hus- Everyone bid fond farewells to each other after Vicki Townsend smiles for the camera, as Ab
band, Bucky Christmas, were enjoying the class re- a pleasant weekend and got on the road headed Townsend calls a square dance during the class re-
union. home. union.

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Tommy Greene, Nov. 11, 2009

ureene rumlisning, Inc. rinoo ny Iommy ureene, Nov. 11, zuu9

Rae Pike, left, and Kathy (daughter of Frank) and Frank Argenbright (from the Sidney Johnson, left, Martha (Rowe) Beggs and Ashley Beggs were enjoying
Class of 1966) were visiting during the class reunion. a get-together at the home of Martha and Ashley.

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Tommy Greene, Nov. 11,

Tom and the Cats entertained with "old time rock 'n roll."


8A Madison County Carrier

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


Reunion For The Ages:

MRS Classes Of 1965-1967 Reunite

I I- '7' 1Ti 1 A"'Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Tommy Greene, Nov. 11, 2009
I Ray Williams, Mac Alford and Mike Patterson enjoy a meal together at the
Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Tommy Greene, Nov. 11, 2009 home of Ashley and Martha Beggs during the Class Reunion held Nov. 11-15.
Ashley Beggs, Frank and Jean Sexton and Martha Beggs, pictured left to
right, pause to pose for a photo. I .llllllfllllllllI"II I I

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Tommy Greene, Nov. 11, 2009
Howard Phillips, left, and Frank Argenbright, right, visit with their former
English teacher, Mary Ellen Greene.

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Tommy Greene, Nov. 11, 2009
Jim Taylor, Don Selman and Claire and Charlie Floyd, pictured left to right,
are caught on camera outside the Opry Hall at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park during
the reunion.

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Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Tommy Greene, Nov. 11, 2009
Frank and Jean Sexton and Betty (Crews) Slaughter, pictured
Bern and Jan Smith and Colin and Vicki Howerton, pictured left to right, enjoy the get- left to right, enjoy a meal during the class reunion at the home of
together at the home of Ashley and Martha Beggs. Ashley and Martha Beggs.

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Tommy Greene, Nov. 11, 2009
Everyone enjoys dances to "Rock-N-Roll" music from the 50's and 60's!


Greenville Elementary Gives Thanks During Program
By Bryant Thigpen family and friends in the turkey roast, dressing welcome by school prin-
Greene Publishing, Inc. cafeteria. Before the pro- with gravy, green beans, cipal Davis Barclay.
On Thursday, No- gram, parents were in- roll, cranberry sauce, Each class gave a
vember 19, Greenville vited to join the school and sweet potato casse- short presentation dur-
Elementary School stu- and their child for a role. ing the program, many

dents put on a Thanks-
giving program for

Thanksgiving dinner,
which consisted of

The program began
at 1 p.m., with a warm

sharing what they are
thankful for.

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Bryant Thigpen, November 19, 2009
Pre-K students of Greenville Elementary School sing "Ten Little Turkeys" for family and friends.

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Bryant Thigpen, November 19, 2009
Mrs. Emily Dickey's fifth grade class showed excitement to be a part of the program. Left to right: Ja-
nunika Ball, Wade Braswell, Tyquan Bruton, Ja'Vonte Fordham, Dondrell Garrison, Willie Hamilton, Daryl
Hopkins, Breana Howard, Kenyah Livingston, Shantel Livingston, Daylin Norwood, and Jaylon Rucker.



These restaurants are only minutes away and ready to delight your palate
with offerings from some of the best kitchens around.
Experience "home" cooking as the name implies, as these great eateries
literally are part of your home; the North Florida and South Georgia area.

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Bryant Thigpen, November 19, 2009
Students enjoyed their moment in the spotlight
during the Thanksgiving program.

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Bryant Thigpen, November 19, 2009
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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Madison County Carrier 11A


Supporting AIDS Awareness

In Madison County

including a Madison
HIV Forum, as well as
information and testing
tables set up at various
Area churches are
also making announce-
ments, adding HIV bul-

lets to their printed pro-
grams for the first Sun-
day of the month.
Additional informa-
tion/events on WAD and
other prevention efforts
can be found on the DOH
website located at

www. wemakethechange.
Deveda Bellamy can
be reached at (850) 606-
8268, or leave a message
for her at the Madison
County Health Depart-
ment at (850) 973-5000.

gI I g I

Parents may tell
kids to 'eat healthy' but
then confuse them by
eating at fast-food
restaurants. Welcome to
the world of overweight
teens, where mixed mes-
sages and a lack of
parental follow-through
appear to contribute to
the difficulties families
have in dealing with
their teenagers' weight
According to med-
ical researchers at the
University of Wiscon-
sin-Madison, as the
number of overweight
teens grows to near epi-
demic proportions na-
tionwide, researchers
are studying ways to
help teenagers get their
weight under con-
trol. Professor Susan Ri-
esch and her
co-investigators are

studying whether au-
thoritative or "balanced
parenting" can offer use-
ful strategies for helping
overweight teens control
their weight.
"Balanced parenting
is a child-centered ap-
proach that encourages
children to be indepen-
dent but still places lim-
its on their
actions. Riesch says. 'In
partnership with their
kids, and in ways that
work, and that don't de-
stroy their relationship,
that don't cause argu-
"Results from focus-
group research with
children and their par-
ents in the study suggest
four key areas on which
Riesch believes families
should focus:
Mixed messages
Food and exercise

The corners of my mouth have been sore and
cracking for two months. I have been putting triple
antibiotic ointment on them and they will not heal.
When will this ever go away?

Boy, it is no fun to have cracking and bleeding lips.
It can be so sore to eat. Especially salty or vinegary
foods, they will set you on fire. Now that winter is just
around the corner there will be more and more people
experiencing cracked and dry lips.
For some people, the corner of the mouth is
especially prone to cracking and developing bleeding,
ulcerated tissue. We even had a name for this in
dentistry, angular cheilitis. The rule of thumb in
dentistry is give mouth sores two weeks for healing.
Most mouth sores should go away within two weeks,
even in the corner of the mouth. If it is still there in two
weeks, it is time to find out why. In the case of the
corner of the mouth, I have seen numerous patients
use triple antibiotic ointment. Wrong, Wrong, Wrong!
In most cases the infection in the corner of the mouth
is a Candida (yeast) infection. Placing triple antibiotic
ointment on a yeast infection will actually make the
infection worse and last longer. That is why a routine
sore lip can persist for months and months. The more
antibiotic you put on the worse the infection will get and
the longer the infection will last. A better ointment for
a yeast infection is an anti yeast cream such as
Monistat cream. Use the Monistat every day as in the
directions. It can take every bit of two weeks to stop a
raging yeast infection.
If the infection is still an issue in two weeks it is time
to see your dentist. He can write prescription anti yeast
medicine and look for other systemic issues such as ill-
fitting dentures and diabetes.

Roderick K Shaw III, DMD, MAGD
Master of the Academy of General Dentistry
Let us feature your questions. Contact us at
(850) 250-5964 or
Ask the Dentist is devoted to answering your
questions about the Art and Science of Dentistry.

as battlegrounds
Social support
"Parental mixed
messages are a major
barrier to helping chil-
dren make healthy
choices in a consistent
way. 'The message par-
ents give may be clear,
but the behavior is con-
tradictory,' Riesch
says. 'One mother react-
ed to her child refusing
breakfast by stopping for
fast food on the way to
school. That was pretty
appalling, and even the
mother who relayed the
experience was ap-
palled, saying 'I just
can't follow through."
"Food choices and
fitness decisions were
also described as 'battle-
grounds.' While parents
were trying to meet
goals set by health care
providers, the kids did-
n't really care about the
goals in the first place,
and the parents were
doubly frustrated that
the kids didn't care.
"One effective tech-
nique parents used is
problem-solving re-
flecting on the problem,
thinking through what
kind of process might
work to engage their
child, and then trying it.
One mother signed her-
self and her son up for
organized weekend
'"That's how you get
them going-starting
them in some of those
kind of walks and walk-
ing with them,' the
mother recalls. And, you
know, at the end it be-
comes something that
you're doing together
that's kind of fun.'
"Finally, teens in the
study reported an over-
all lack of social support
for their weight-loss ef-
forts. Riesch says this is
clearly an area that
needs further work and
exploration, especially
because even within the
family, support can
vary 'The parents and
youth we interviewed in-
dicated a lack of social
support for families,' she
says. 'This leads us to
suggest proposing
school support groups or
other community
"There are a number
of key factors that can
help teens make lifestyle
changes, both at home
and when they're at
school or out in the com-
munity While there are
no simple fixes, these
four focus areas are a
good starting place."

Many people who
are HIV-positive do not
have symptoms of HIV
infection. Often people
only begin to feel sick
when they progress to-
ward AIDS (Acquired
Immunodeficiency Syn-
drome). Sometimes peo-
ple living with HIV go
through periods of being
sick and then feel fine.
While the virus it-
self can sometimes
cause people to feel
sick, most of the severe
symptoms and illnesses
of HIV disease come
from the opportunistic
infections that attack a
damaged immune sys-
tem. It is important to
remember that some
symptoms of HIV infec-

tion are similar to symp-
toms of many other com-
mon illnesses, such as
the flu, or respiratory or
gastrointestinal infec-
Early Stages of HIV:
Signs and Symptoms
As early as 2-4
weeks after exposure to
HIV (but up to 3 months
later), people can expe-
rience an acute illness,
often described as "the
worst flu ever." This is
called acute retroviral
syndrome (ARS), or pri-
mary HIV infection,
and it's the body's nat-
ural response to HIV in-
fection. During primary
HIV infection, there are
higher levels of virus
circulating in the blood,

By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The costs and consequences of to-
bacco use to health, to finances, and
to society in general are skyrocket-
ing, and the situation in Madison
County is fast becoming critical. The
basic numbers are terrible; with
black, white, youth and elderly health
statistics well above state averages.
The disparity among these popula-
tions is alarming and the conse-
quences are even worse. Add to the
fact that chronic diseases are at epi-
demic proportion in the county as
well, and it becomes obvious that
changes are needed urgently, and
these changes have to be made from
top to bottom.
From retailers to policy makers,
permanent changes must occur. From
youth prevention, to cessation, to sec-
ond-hand-smoke, changes must be
made. This is the goal of the Tobacco
Free Madison Partnership.
Over the next few months, special-
ists from the Madison County Health
Department's tobacco team will be
contacting governmental and organi-
zational leadership to request their
support and cooperation in this cru-
cial campaign. Simply put, Madison
County is being robbed of resources it
can't spare, but most of all, it's being
robbed of lives it cherishes.
Big Tobacco continues to ruthless-
ly target youth and Madison County is
no exception. Almost 90 percent of all
smokers alive today started before
they were 18.
Empowering youth to create a to-
bacco free lifestyle is another goal of
the partnership.

which means that peo-
ple can more easily
transmit the virus to

Symptoms can include:
Night sweats
Muscle aches
Sore throat
Swollen lymph nodes
Ulcers in the mouth

It is important to re-
member, however, that
not everyone gets ARS
when they become in-
fected with HIV For
more information, see
NIH's Acute HIV Infec-

Policies that Tobacco Free Madi-
son is promoting:
Ban the distribution of free
samples of tobacco products in public
Restrict the sale of candy-fla-
vored tobacco products.
Create tobacco-free businesses
and schools.
Create tobacco-free outdoor
Health care providers adoption
of the Clinical Practice Guidelines for
Treating Tobacco Dependence
Tobacco Free Madison encourages
businesses, churches and organizations
to adopt Breathe Easy zones, and will as-
sist in obtaining the necessary signage
to do so. Additionally, the process will at-
tempt to track sales and marketing to
minors, among other efforts. Many of
these initiatives will require the cooper-
ation of county leadership, which again,
representatives of TFM will be actively
Of course, existing cessation and
prevention efforts will continue, such
as the Students Working Against To-
bacco (SWAT) program at the schools,
and the Quit Smoking Now classes be-
ing offered in collaboration with Pre-
ston Mathews, cessation specialist
with Big Bend AHEC, who can be
reached at (850) 973-1710, or phone the
Quitline at (877) U CAN NOW
Doug Freer, tobacco specialist with
the Madison County Health Department
and Tobacco Free Madison Partnership,
can be reached at (850) 973-5000, ext. 119;
or Ashley Rudd and Marianne Arbulu,
who can be reached at ext. 120.
Michael Curtis can be reached at

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Care vieri o/Stro&ke SuriiUorj

WHO: Caregivers of stroke survivors interested
in learning more about community

WHAT: A lunch and learn seminar on the day to day
challenges and resources available.

WHEN: Thursday, December 10, 2009:11 am-2pm

WHERE: SGMC's Educational Services
B-Level Classrooms A & B

Lunch will be provided. Advance registration is
required as space is limited. Please call Dana Gibbs
at 229-259-4292 for more information or to register. .

12A Madison Carrier


Wednesday, December 2, 2009

,CLASSIF D S 3:00 p.m. Every Monday


Lawn Mower Repair
New & Used Parts
Senior Citizen Discounts

2089 NE State Road 6
Madison, FL 32340
rtn, n/c

Cleaning Lady, Great Cook
& Your Helper and I also
cut grass

Call 850-971-0064 or

9/23, rtn, pd

Promote Your Business
with low cost signs and
banners. 850-242-9342

11/18,rtn, c

Wanted: Chickens, turkeys,
guineas and peafowl.
rtn, n/c

CALL 850-973-4004. IF NO
rtn, n/c

Young Black & Tan puppy,
found on SR 14, South of
Town. 850-973-9659

11/25,12/2, n/c

Colonial Twin Bunk Bed
with headboard, footboard,
stairstep with rails, and 3
drawer underbed storage. 6
months old, paid $800, ask-
ing $550 OBO
9/23, rtn, n/c

Diamond Plate Alum. Pick-
up truck tool boxes.
Various sizes. $50 each. Call
973-4172 8am-5pm M-F
5/6-rtn, n/c

Australian Western Saddle

brand new with tags on it:
comes with blanket, two bri-
dles, two breastplates (one
custom made), and saddle
stand. Call

10/21, rtn, n/c


Just rebuilt 2.5, 4 cylinder
GM engine, 5 speed trans-
mission, complete motor.
In Lee, Florida. Call James

11/11, 11/125, c

Coastal/Tift 9
Call 850-570-9089 or

11/25, 12/2, pd
20 ft Hunting Trailer
A/C, heat, refrigerator, hot
water heater, sleeps 3. Good
condition, $2000 OBO
Call Steve Vegter

2 bedroom house on 5 acres
for rent $600 Call

11/25,rtn, c

Nice 4 bedroom house on
1 &3/4 acre of land in quiet
Country Subdivision near
Madison C.I. $169,000 or
$1350 per month + deposit.
Possible owner financing
with $5000 down. Reference
& Credit Check Required

11/27, 12/2, c

Trailer For Rent

2 bedroon, 1 bath mobile-
home, 1/4 mile outside City
Limits 850-973-6735
No Calls After 8:00 P.M.

12/2, pd

3 bd/2 bath doublewide near
Cherry lake $550.00, deposit
& References 850-973-2353

8/19, rtn,

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


Clean as new. Two story, 3
BR, 2.3 baths, formal LR &
DR. 1705 Sq. Ft. New
Kitchen, Range, Ref, D/W,
G/D. Oak Floor downstairs,
Heart Pine upstairs. 2 Central
H&A. Yard maint. included.
$700 rent and deposit. Good
credit req. 205 NE Shelby Ave.
Madison. Call George 973-
8583 or 557-0994.
8/12 -rtn, c

'outhemfAc'las of

C0'adison C1 apartments

Rental assistance may be
available. HUD vouchers
accepted. 1, 2, & 3 BR
HC & non-HC accessible
apts. Call 850-973-8582,
TDD/TTY 711. 315 SW
Lawson Circle,
Madison, FL 32340.
Equal Housing
rtn, c
Mobile Home For Rent
2 bedroom/2 bath for rent
near Anderson Pond $450 +
deposit 869-0916

10/28, rtn, c

Small Cottages $395
Good neighborhood in Madi-
son, clean as new. Heat &
air, R&R, 3 rooms. Matured
male only. Water, garbage &
yard maintenance, furnished.
Write "Jim" P.O. Box 8,
Madison, Fl 32341. State

11/18,rtn, c

Lake Front Home
2 bedroom 2 bath, furnished.
Includes water, electric &
gas. Lawn maintenance pro-
vided. 1 yr lease $800 de-
posit, $1,050 per month
8/5, rtn, pd

11/25,12/2, pd Apartment For Rent
2 bedroom 1 bath with at-
tached garage

1 Fireplace ($75) and 1
wood burning stove insert
($125) Call

10/28, rtn, n/c

Buy, Sell or Trade
Call 973-4141
To Place Your Ad!

2007 Yamaha Majesty
Scooter, electric blue,
3,000 miles, $5,000.
850-929-6950, please leave

11/18, rtn, n/c


11/25, rtn, c

$199 Move-In Special!!
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
rtn, c

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for elec-
, large
th secu-
out of

Apartment on Laz

$330 a month + $65 f
tric, direct TV, quiet,
entrance, large bath
kitchen, washer &
screen porch, 1 month
rity deposit. 2 miles
town. Call 850-97
or 850-673-111

Call 973-414
to Place Your

Must Go!
2009 3/2 DW 1200 sq
cludes furniture. Wo
long @ $34,387. Ca
@ 386-719-55(
jetdec @windstreai

Pass By The Re
& deal with the b
Pat Riley Freedom

for your used mobile
1990 or newer

Quit throwing your hard
earned money away on rent-
ing! Become a home owner
today! I have 3/2 DW's
starting @ $24,500 call Eric
@ 386-719-5560

12/2 -, c

Own your home
for less than rent and receive
up to $8,000 Bonus! Infor-
mation call

11/18, rtn, c
5 Bedroom 3 bath
fleetwood home, 09 model,
must go. Call Mike at

11/18, rtn, c
2001 28x40 3/2 DW on 1
acre of land! Banks loss,
your gain @ only $49,995
call Eric @ 386-719-5560
12/2 c
Creative finance help to
make it happen. Call Pat
9 am -5 pm, 386-344-5024

11/18, rtn, c

I have 2/BR 2/BT
double wide cheap, you
move. Call Mike at

11/18, rtn, c
Mobile Homes
Cheap homes for tight bud-
gets. Financing available

11/18, rtn, c

Used Doublewide
$7,900.00, you move
11/18, rtn, c

Repo City
on used mobile homes, cash
pricing with free AC unit
Call Mike Now!

11/18, rtn, c

New 32x60 3 Bedroom 2
bath. Loaded w/upgraded
options. Turn Key... Ready
To Move In including set up,
delivery, trim, AC, skirting,
steps, tax, tag, title, well,
septic, powerpole, wiring, &
plumbing, on your own land.
$450.02 a month with
$500.00 down & 620 or bet-
ter credit score, call Lynn

11/18, rtn, c

Want to buy a MH?
We want to sell them. Big
discounts, 386-752-5355

No Money Down!
100% financing on New
Government Assistance
Loans! Plus tax credits up to
$8000 to 1st time buyers &
up to $6500 for existing
home owners! Don't miss
out. Call Eric @

N~iew i edrooml
mobile home only $56,900
or $443.00 per month. Call
Rick for more details
11/4, rtn, c
$500.00 Down
620 or better credit score and
your own land F/C? Can get
you a new 5 bedroom for
$541.58 a month Turn Key
Package. Call Lynn

11/18, rtn, c
k for

11/4, rtn, c
is, 2300
of only
all Eric

9/9, rtn, pd
Large 3 bedroom 2
mobile home, bank
41 make offer. Ca
Adl 386-752-8196, ask
Ad. Mr. Mott

Brand New 201
5 bedroom 3 full bath
sq. ft., for payments
q. ft. in- $569.14 a month. C;
n't last today @ 386-719-
all Eric jetdec@windstrear
Starter Home with
12/2 c Payments: 3 bedro
bath, $345.00 per n
Only one at this prict
est, Rick 386-752-14
Home Financin
118, rtn, c Owner finance, ir
bile/modular. Colu
County, credit issues
homes, helped.
r 386-344-5024

11/18, rtn, c Custom Modul

Choose a design or
your own. USDA &
proved. Financing as
available. 386-344

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. Utility Building with
Washer and Dryer. Nice Fruit
Trees. 386-719-0421
rtn, n/c

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

with state highwayfrontage.
Corner lots. Fronts both
Harvey Greene Dr.
& Highway 53 South.
Enterprise Zone
Natural gas line, 8 inch wa-
ter main, access to city utili-
ties, fire hydrant, and service
from two power companies.
Property has easy access to
1-10, via SR 53 & SR 14.
Will build to suit tenant or
short or long term lease.
Call Tommy Greene 850-
rtn, n/c

across street from
Post Office, Courthouse,
and Courthouse Annex.
(Old Enterprise Recorder Office)
111 SE Shelby St., Madison;
Newly renovated
back to the 1920's era
Call Tommy Greene

Own an English bulldog via
adoption for as low as $500
or even free. We rescue
these wonderful creatures
from families who no longer
want to keep them. If you
are sure you could raise one

of these, contact
Puppies and oth
also availa

Miniature Dai
118, rtn, c Soft coated wire h
shots and health c
$200.00 973

Earn 50%, only $10 for
starter kit! Call Today
850-570-1499 or visit
5/13 rtn, c

minimum 5 years experi-
ence; must have refrigerate
certification; must have a
valid driver's license; must
pass a drug test and a back-
ground check; only serious
applicants need to apply.
Call 929-2762

10/28, rtn, c

Mystery Shoppers
earn up to $150 per day un-
der cover shoppers needed to
judge retail and dining estab-
lishments. No experience
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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Madison County Carrier 13A



Date of Notice: December 2, 2009
Name of Responsible Entity: Madison County Board of County
Address: Courthouse Annex, 229 SW Pinckney Street, P.O. Box 539
City, State, Zip Code: Madison, FL 32341
Telephone Number: 850/973-3179
These notices shall satisfy three separate but related procedural require-
ments for activities to be undertaken by the Madison County Board of
County Commissioners.
The Madison County Board of County Commissioners intends to undertake
a project to be funded by a Florida Small Cities Emergency Set Aside Com-
munity Development Block Grant (Florida DCA CDBG Contract Number
10DB-4N-03-50-01-NE1). The proposed project is to Repair or replace a
minimum of six (6) existing eligible owner occupied homes that were dam-
aged by the March 2009 severe storms as outlined in Executive Order 09-81
issued by Florida Governor Charlie Crist on April 1. 2009. It has deter-
mined that it has no practicable alternative other than to proceed with the
work. This activity will have no significant impact on the environment for
the following reasons:
The repair or replacement of single-family dwellings without increasing the
original size of the structure is categorically excluded under 24 CFR 58.35.
Although the project is located in the 100 year floodplain, the improvements
cannot be undertaken in any other location due to the scope of the project.
Therefore, there is no practical alternative.
The proposed improvements conform to applicable floodplain protection
standards. The proposed action will not affect natural or beneficial flood-
plain values, and residents of the community will benefit from the project.
The improvements will repair/replace existing substandard housing. Failure
to provide these improvements could result in the owners being without per-
manent shelter.
Additional agencies involved in this project include the Florida Department
of Community Affairs, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Florida
Department of Environmental Protection and the U.S. Department of Hous-
ing and Urban Development.
Written comments must be received by the Madison County Board of
County Commissioners on or before December 18. 2009. at the following ad-
dress: Courthouse Annex, 229 SW Pinckney Street, P.O. Box 539, Madison,
FL 32341. A more detailed description of the project and the FIA flood
maps are available for citizen review at the office of the Madison County
Coordinator, 2nd Floor, Courthouse Annex, 229 SW Pinckney Street, Madi-
son, FL 32340.

On or about December 21. 2009 the Madison County Board of County
Commissioners will submit a request to the Florida Department of Commu-
nity Affairs for the release of $393410in Community Development Block
Grant funds under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act,
as amended, to undertake the previously described project.
The Madison County Board of County Commissioners has determined that
the project will have no significant impact on the human environment.
Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement under the National Envi-
ronmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) is not required. Additional project in-
formation is contained in the Environmental Review Record (ERR) on file
at the Madison County Coordinator Office. 2nd Floor. Courthouse Annex.
229 SW Pinckney Street. Madison. FL 32340. and may be examined or
copied weekdays 8:30 A.M to 4:30 P.M.
Any individual, group, or agency may submit written comments on the
ERR to the Madison County Board of County Commissioner's Environ-
mental Certifying Officer. 2nd Floor. Courthouse Annex. 229 SW Pinckney
Street. P.O. Box 539. Madison, FL 32341. All comments must be received
by December 18. 2009. Comments will be considered prior to the Madison
County Board of County Commissioners requesting a release of funds.
Comments should specify which notice they are addressing.
The Madison County Board of County Commissioners certifies to the Flori-
da Department of Community Affairs and HUD that Justin Hamrick in his
capacity as Chairman of the Madison County (FL) Board of County Com-
missioners consents to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an ac-
tion is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to the environmental
review process and that these responsibilities have been satisfied. The State's
approval of the certification satisfies its responsibilities under NEPA and re-
lated laws and authorities and allows the Madison County Board of County
Commissioners to use the CDBG Emergency Set Aside funds.
HUD will accept objections to its release of fund and the Madison County
Board of County Commissioner's certification for a period of fifteen days
following the anticipated submission date or its actual receipt of the request
(whichever is later) only if they are on one of the following bases: (a) the
certification was not executed by the Certifying Officer of the Madison
County Board of County Commissioners: (b) the Madison County Board of
County Commissioners has omitted a step or failed to make a decision or
finding required by HUD regulations at 24 CFR part 58; (c) the grant recip-
ient has committed funds or incurred costs not authorized by 24 CFR Part
58 before approval of a release of funds by the State; or (d) another Federal
agency acting pursuant to 40 CFR Part 1504 has submitted a written find-
ing that the project is unsatisfactory from the standpoint of environmental
quality. Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the
required procedures (24 CFR Part 58, Sec. 58.76) and shall be addressed to
the Florida Department of Community Affairs, CDBG Program, 2555 Shu-
mard Oak Boulevard, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-2100. Potential objectors
should contact the Madison County Board of County Commissioners to ver-
ify the actual last day of the objection period.
Name and Title of Local Government's Certifying Officer
Justin Hamrick. Chairman/Certifying Officer
Madison County Board of County Commissioners


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Scott Harrison Wren
Alisha Niaome Wren
TO: {name of Respondent} Alisha Niaome Wren
{Respondent's last known address} 1543 Government Street. Ponce
De'Leon, Florida 32455.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has been filed against you and that
you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on
{name of Petitioner} Scott Harrison Wren, whose address is 774 NE Dice
Street, Madison, Floirda 32340, on or before {date} October 19, 2009, and
file the original with the clerk of this Court at {clerk's address} 125 SW
Range Ave., Madison, Florida 32340, before service on Petitioner or immedi-
ately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for
the relief demanded in the petition.
Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at
the Clerk of the Circuit Court's office. You may review these documents
upon request.
You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Court's office notified of your cur-
rent address. (You may file Notice of Current Address, Florida Supreme
Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit
will be mailed to the address on record at the clerk's office.
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires
certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to com-
ply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings.
Dated: October 19, 2009 CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: Karen Holman
Deputy Clerk

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CASE NO. 2009CA-392
Limited Liability Company,
HAZEL D. GAYLE, a single woman; et al,
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Default Final Judgment
or Foreclosure dated November 25, 2009, in the above referenced case in
which OLD BLUE SPRINGS, LLC is Plaintiff, and HAZEL D. GAYLE;
unknown tenants; and other unknown parties in possession, including the
unknown spouse of any person in possession of the property, and if a named
Defendant is deceased, the surviving spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, credi-
tors, and all other parties claiming by, through, under or against that De-
fendant, and all claimants, persons or parties, natural or corporate, or
whose exact legal status is unknown, claiming under any of the named or
described Defendants, are Defendants, I, TIM SANDERS, Clerk of the
Court, will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Madison Coun-
ty Courthouse in Madison, Florida, or such other place in the Madison
County Courthouse, as the Clerk of the Court may designate at the time of
sale, at 11:00 o'clock A. M. (or as soon thereafter as Plaintiffs counsel may
direct provided that said sale must be commenced prior to 2:00 o'clock
P.M.), on the 29 day of December, 2009, the following described property set
forth in the Default Final Judgment of Foreclosure:
Lot 27, Block A, River Trace, a subdivision as per the plat thereof filed at
Plat Book 2, Pages 28-30 of the Public Records of Madison County, Florida.
The above property is not the homestead of the Defendant, as neither she
nor any members of her family reside on the property.
Any and all bidders, parties or other interested persons shall contact the in-
formation desk of the Clerk of the Court prior to the scheduled foreclosure
sale who will advise of the exact location in the Madison County Courthouse
for the foreclosure sale.
[NOTE: If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation
in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you,
to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Court Administrator,
Post Office Box 1569, Lake City, Florida 32056-1569, Telephone: (386) 758-
2163, within two (2) working days of your receipt of this Notice or pleading.
If you are hearing or voice impaired, please call: 1-800-955-8771.]

WITNESS my hand and the official seal of said Court, this 25 day of
November, 2009 at Madison, Madison County, Florida.

BY Ramona Dickinson
As Deputy Clerk

Rose M. Decker, Jr., Esquire
320 White Avenue
Post Office Box 1288
Live Oak, Florida 32064
Telephone: (386)364-4440
Telecopier: (3 86) 364-4508
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