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Since I 964
The Spirit Of Madison County
Wed., December 9, 2009 VOL. 46 NO. 19

50 cents

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

City Expanding

Rejuvenation Efforts

Targeting sidewalk replacement and dilapidated building removal

By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
The City of Madison is currently taking invento-
ry of sidewalks and dilapidated buildings around the
city Their goal over the next few months is to begin
sidewalk repair and/or replacement, and remove di-
lapidated structures as part of a systematic citywide
rejuvenation effort.
Although the budget is tight, the commission has
been sympathetic to the pleas of residents and busi-
ness owners. So in addition to their customary main-
tenance schedule, the city has set aside $75,000 for
sidewalks and $100,000 for the dilapidated buildings
The sidewalk issue was addressed in part earlier
this year, leading to the city's effort to perform the re-
pairs with internal personnel. While the cost savings
were justification for the effort, the repairs didn't go
as planned, and contractors are being called in to
complete the task.
Once the sidewalk inventory is complete, the find-
ings will be presented to the commission to deter-
mine priority Similarly, once owners of the
dilapidated buildings are in agreement, demolition
and removal will commence and run until funding is
"We are very pleased to address these issues, as
with any issues important to the people of Madison.
We will go about the process systematically and ap-
preciate the patience and involvement of all con-
cerned citizens," City Manager Harold Emrich noted.
The city manager further noted that he shares
the concerned citizen's desire to beautify the historic
district, and especially the desire for all sidewalks to
be safe.
Most of the sidewalks in Madison, especially
those in the historic district, are all over 50 years old,






Santa Claus is com-
ing to Madison during
the third annual Down-
town Madison Christ-
mas Celebration on
Saturday, Dec. 12, from 5-
9 p.m.
For more informa-
tion and details, please
see Page 2A.

Comes To
Life For
The Town of
Greenville comes alive
for Country Christmas
Friday, Dec. 11, and Sat-
urday, Dec. 12. For more
details and a schedule of
events, please see page

Structures like this dilapidated residence at the corner of Orange and Marion will be reviewed for de-
molition and removal by the City of Madison.

making the need for repairs extensive throughout the
community The presence of rundown and discarded
structures is also extensive.
"I hope residents or business owners will call me
at 973-5081 or stop by anytime. I truly wish we had the

I would like to ex- done by Town Manager
press my heartfelt appre- Cheryl Archambault and
ciation to all those who the city staff; and the sup-
contributed to the prepa- port of the Town Council
ration to and dedication made all this possible. This,
of the Ernestine E. Kin- like all our accomplish-
sey Hall addition to the F2 ments in the Town and the
Lee City Hall complex. Community of Lee, are the
This came to fruition as result of cooperative ef-
the result of many who forts. We also express deep
gave of their time, tal- appreciation to Michael
ents and finances. Our :. Curtis and Jacob Bembry
Past Representative, Will k for their positive coverage
Kendrick, was instru- in our Greene Publish-
mental in securing a ing weekly newspapers.
grant for the funding; It is with humility that
MCI inmates under the I accept this honor as we
supervision of Edwin move forward to make Lee,
McMullen did most of "Little but Proud", in the fu-
the labor; the conference ture as in the past.
table was built by HCI in- Ernestine Kinsey
mates under the supervision of Kenny Ernestine E. Kinsey, Mayor
Hall; much planning and paperwork were Town of Lee



Signups To Pe

Held 7Puring


While visiting the Greenville Coun-
try Christmas on Dec. 12, organizers from
the Greenville Recreation Board remind
everybody they will be having a sign up
day for Flag Football, Cheerleading, and
Please see Recreation, Page 4A

Alumni Softball

Game Planned

You are invited to attend the first annual
Alumni softball game, which will be held Sat-
urday January 16 at Madison High School soft-
ball field.
The cost will be $30.00 per player, which
includes a t-shirt, hamburger plate and lots of
fun. The event will begin at 3 p.m.
Please RSVP by December 31, 2009 to
Leigh Ragans Webb 673-8741 or 973-6211 or to
Coach Sonja Bass 929-2905. Please come out
and support our Cowgirls as they look forward
to meeting and playing against former cow-
Free admission to public.

resources to complete a citywide sidewalk renovation,
and remove all eyesores. We will continue to work at it
as much as resources allow," Emrich concluded.
Michael Curtis can be reached at






Orders For

The pots are boiling and the Hanson
Church members are busy stirring up
their "oh-so-good" peanut brittle. The
candy making is done throughout the
entire year, but the Holiday Season
brings the Hanson folks out for many
long nights filling boxes and boxes of
This year is no exception, as they
are already busy preparing orders. They
are still taking orders for Christmas.
Where else can you get peanut brittle
this freshly made. If you've never tasted
any ask someone who has and they'll an-
swer with "the best peanut brittle in the
Order as gifts for your teachers,
classmates, employees, family members,
neighbors, postman, church friends,
your boss, etc. at affordable price. A per-
fect gift they will enjoy from the minute
they take their first bite.
Call Glendyle Littleton (850-929-
6903), Laura Pulliam (850-973-6206), or
any member of the Hanson Church to
place your order. Give us the date you
need your candy. All candy can be
picked up at the Swapper at 401 Madison
Ave. and 53 South.
If requested, they will add a Christ-
mas bow and gift tag to each package or
packages ready for giving. Place orders
as soon as possible as there will be a cut-
off time when the limit is reached that
members can fill.
The proceeds from the peanut brittle
Please see Hanson UMC, Page 4A

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2A Madison County Carrier

Wednesday, December 9, 2009



Poor As

Job' s Turkey
By Karlen Evins
With Thanksgiving upon us and shopping sea-
son on its heels, it's the perfect tribute to talking
turkey to reflect on that other winged expression:
Poor as Job's Turkey, (a phrase describing a person
who doesn't have two nickels to rub together).
You might recall from the Old Testament that
Job was a wealthy man as his story opens. And
though he loses everything when Satan dares God
to test his servant's faith, Job's turkey never gets so
much as a gobble in the text. So what gives?
Well, here's what we know. Scripture tells us
Job had 7,000 sheep, 3,000 camels, 500 yoke of oxen
and 500 donkeys in his happier days, but there is
not one scriptural reference to a turkey So who's to
credit for this expression synonymous with utter
Opening lines in the book of Job describe a
holy man who feared God and lived justly. Scripture
tells us he was wealthy, though his faith was tested
when his worldly possessions, his health and his
family were taken from him.
It's an excruciatingly miserable sto-
ry...perhaps one of the most troubling books in the
Bible. But reference to a single, sickly bird is
nowhere to be found. Turns out, there's a reason for
Job's Turkey is the invention of the 19th centu-
ry humorist, Thomas Haliburton.
Descriptions by the Canadian creator tell us
Job's turkey had but one feather and was so frail he
had to prop himself against a barn just to gobble.
He was pitiful; but he wasn't scriptural.
Not to make light of one of the most theologi-




All To




Hi, I'm Cindy Pori6
from Madison Antique
Market & Interiors.
This is our 3rd An-
nual Downtown Madi-
son Christmas
Celebration, which will
be held on Dec. 12, from
5-9 p.m. in historic
Downtown Madison on
Range Ave.
All downtown busi-
nesses and merchants
will be open for late
night Christmas shop-
ping. Santa will be there
for the children to visit.
We will have a won-
derful variety of art and
craft vendors from all
over Florida and South
Georgia. Christmas en-
tertainment will be pro-
vided by Madison
Academy. Horse and
buggy rides will be pro-
viding a driving tour
through the historic dis-
trict with two of the lo-
cal churches on the tour.
Special treat stations for
the children will be pro-
vided by the local mer-
chants and businesses.
Special thank yous
to Elmer and June
Spear, the City of Madi-
son, Madison Academy
School, the downtown
businesses and mer-
chants and individuals
that donated time, mon-
ey and heart for this
event. Madison Commu-
nity Bank for providing
the Christmas trees
along with all the volun-
teer organizations and
businesses that decorat-
ed them for our event.
Thank you Madison
County for the support
you give the downtown

cally debated books in
the Bible, this much we
know: despite his status,
despite his trials, Job re-
mained grateful and
faithful to the end.
Here's wishing you
and yours a blessed one!


Learnv What

TKey L v e/

Your Hostility Will
Become Their Hostility
I was talking to a teenager the other day, and
she was telling me how when she gets in trouble,
at home, she gets slapped.
I was horrified. I know this seems to be the
practice of many households, but yet it still sick-
ens me when I think of a child being slapped in
anger and what that does to his/her self-esteem
and personality.
Discipline is totally necessary in raising chil-
dren. I was spanked, and my children were
spanked. But slapping a child/teenager in anger
is not discipline. It is acting out in anger; one of
the things that we teach our children NOT to do.
We teach our children, and/or take them to
church and teach them, to act like Jesus, think
like Jesus, treat others as Jesus would treat them,
not to pick on those less fortunate, and not to pick
on those that are younger and smaller than them.
Then some of those same children/teenagers
go home just to be slapped, in anger, because they
are smaller/weaker/younger (or slammed up
against walls, or pushed around by their fa-
When a woman is continually slapped or
pushed around by her husband, we call it physi-
cal abuse. When a 16 year-old hits and pushes an
eight-year-old around, he is called a bully. When
one teenager hits another teenager in school, he
can be suspended for fighting.

Why is it viewed as "different" when a parent
slaps a child/teenager in anger?
When a child is spanked for doing something
wrong it is a thought out process and an expla-
nation usually accompanies the spanking. A slap
in the face is just that a slap in the face out of
If a teenager lives with that, they eventually
don't want to go home, for home is no longer their
safe haven. They feel as if they are unloved
and/or unworthy after all, isn't a mother's and
father's love supposed to be the strongest? If
their parents can't even show unconditional love,
then why should they expect it from anyone else?
When I was a child, on through my teenage
years, a scroll hung in my bedroom (on my closet
door) with a nice saying on it. I used to lie in bed
and read that scroll many a night as I fell asleep.
The older I got, the more I understood what it
meant. It said:

If a child lives with criticism,
He learns to condemn.
If a child lives with hostility,
He learns to fight.
If a child lives with ridicule,
He learns to be shy.
If a child lives with jealousy,
He learns to feel guilty.
If a child lives with tolerance,
He learns to be patient.
If a child lives with encouragement,
He learns to appreciate.
If a child lives with praise,
He learns to appreciate.
If a child lives with fairness,
He learns justice.
If a child lives with security,
He learns to have faith.
If a child lives with approval,
He learns to like himself.
If a child lives with acceptance
and friendship,
He learns to find life in the world.

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Downtown Madison
SChristmas Celebration

Santa & His Elves
Sto i s (Madison Academy 1* Grade)

SHorse and Buggy Tours
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Christmas Cantata
& Holiday Music
(Madison Academy)

Art, Craft, & Gift Vendors

Late Night
Shopping & Dining

Christmas Train on Range

Special Treat Stations
By Downtown Mrchants

We are Expecting SNOW1

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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

www.greenepublishing .com

Madison County Carrier 3A


Santa Claus

Scheduled To Make

A Pre-Christmas

Visit To Lee

I hope that everyone is having a Merry Christ-
mas season.
I want to thank everyone for their earnest
prayers for my father and my family. At this writing,
Daddy is still in Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. He
has had both carotid arteries cleared and they are
supposed to do some type of surgery on his bladder.
Please continue remembering all of us in your
prayers. God bless you all, in Jesus' name.
The Lee Community Volunteer Fire Department
will welcome Santa Claus to Lee on Saturday, Dec.
19, at 6 p.m. All area children are welcome to come
and meet Santa Claus.
Happy birthday wishes go out to Coach Eddie
Richie, who will celebrate his big day on Wednesday,
Dec. 9. Louvenia Carter and Weta Johnson celebrate
their birthdays on Thursday, Dec. 10. Jodi Phillips
will celebrate her birthday on Saturday, Dec. 12.
Tommy Pate will celebrate his birthday on Sunday,
Dec. 13. James Cressley turns another year older on
Monday, Dec. 14. Sharon Cressley will celebrate her
birthday on Tuesday, Dec. 15.
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.

Lending Club Corporation vs. Carmen D. Davis -
Betty Bryant and Department of Revenue vs.
Robert Ames support
In Re: Forfeiture of US currency other civil
Dale E. Wetmore vs. Mary Kay Wetmore other
Crystal R. Spindell vs. Robert R. Spindell disso-
lution of marriage
Lonnie Hagen vs. Stephanie Alexander auto
OCWEN Loan Services LLC vs. Danny R. Webb -
mortgage foreclosure
Bahiya Johnson and Department of Revenue vs.
Kenneth Davis support
Maria Berg and Department of Revenue vs.
George Garlock support
Brittany Keller and Department of Revenue vs.
Dustin Burkhart support
Adrienne Davis and Department of Revenue vs.
Keevis Dobson support
Robert Lee Robinson vs. Lula Pearl Robinson -
dissolution of marriage
Amber Moore and Department of Revenue vs.
Travis Gillyard other domestic
Edward L. Leslein vs. Tina M. Leslein dissolu-
tion of marriage
Ivy Financial Corporation vs. Nicky Cherry oth-
er domestic
Mami Fead vs. Tasha Hamilton repeat domestic
Kitty Ferrell vs. Jonathan Ferrell dissolution of
Branch Banking and Trust Company vs. Edwige
Jacques-Parent mortgage foreclosure
Candina L. Eastham vs. Cody D. Lee simple dis-
Ivy Financial Corporation vs. Wayne Brierly -
mortgage foreclosure
Department of Transportation vs. 1997 Gray
Freightliners other civil
Green Tree Services vs. John Michalowski oth-
er civil
US Bank vs. Nadine Akins mortgage foreclosure
Bac Home Loans vs. Christopher M. Sapp mort-
gage foreclosure
Ocwen Loan Services, LLC vs. Justin Burt -mort-
gage foreclosure
BB&T vs. Alex Escudero, et al mortgage foreclo-


Blue U

By Joe Boyles
Regular readers of
this column might
know that I am a service
academy graduate. Fol-
lowing graduation from
high school in 1966,1 en-
tered the United States
Air Force Academy just
north of Colorado
Springs, graduating four
years later in 1970.
It wasn't supposed to
be that way My father's
dream, impressed upon
me at an early age, was
that I would attend the US
Military Academy at West
Point. I began preparing
myself for an appointment
as early as seventh grade--
writing my congressman,
studying, athletics, ex-
tracurricular activities,
etc. By the time I got to my
senior year in high school,
I had earned a slot but my
congressman, D. R. "Billy"
Matthews, did not have
any available at West
Point, so he sent me west
to the Air Force Academy
The acronym for the
Academy is USAFA, but
we had many other
tongue-in-cheek nick-
names for the place: Rocky
Mountain High; Blue U;
Aluminum Zoo; Zoomie;
Rocky Mountain School
for Wayward Boys back
in those days, we were all
men; women weren't ad-
mitted until six years after
I graduated.
I was very fortunate to
attend USAFA. I was in
the midst of the most tal-
ented group of young men
I had ever known. The
competition was fierce,
but we pulled together.
The academics were
very demanding as was
the physical regimen. A
service academy is a lead-
ership incubator first
you learn to follow and
then you gradually take
your turn at leading. The
first year we called it our
Doolie year (for the Greek
word doulos which means
slave) was very tough but
most of us stuck it out and
things got better.
The setting for the
Academy is spectacular -
on the ramparts of the
Rocky Mountains. This
was quite an adjustment
for a flatlander from
Gainesville, altitude 40
feet above sea level. The
air is a little thin at 7,000
feet but, at age 18, it didn't
take long to adjust. I loved
the place. Nothing had a
greater effect on my
growth and maturation
than USAFA.
Our eyes were fixed
on the prize graduation
and a commission as a sec-
ond lieutenant in the Air
Force. My class began
with 1035 and four years
later, 745 of us graduated.
Our graduation rate of 72
percent is still among the
highest in the school's 50
year history
My USAFA experi-

ence was a tremendous op-
portunity for me. I was go-
ing to college I had
earned an alumni scholar-
ship to the University of
Florida -- but that paled in
comparison to the "full
ride" scholarship to a ser-
vice academy My hori-
zons were broadened
greatly by my cadet experi-
ence and subsequent Air
Force career.
There are three ser-
vice academies in addition
to the Coast Guard Acade-
my The oldest is the Mili-
tary Academy at West
Point, N.Y I believe the
first cadets began there in
1802. The Naval Academy
is located at Annapolis,
Md., and dates to 1847. US-
AFA is the youngest and
was created during the
first years of the Eisen-
hower Administration.
You may have seen
President Obama's speech
on Afghanistan from West
Point last week. If the
cadets in the audience
looked a little bored, I can
explain that. They were lis-
tening to a political speech,
but our military is apoliti-
cal. Our young officers are
trained from the beginning
to take the orders from the
national command author-
ity, no matter what political
party they hail from. That
has been the code of our
military since the days of
George Washington.
Nearly all cadets are

oridan Press Assoa4r

Award Winnine Newsoaer

appointed to the academies
by congressmen or sena-
tors. I read an article last
week which identified a
number of lawmakers who
aren't making use of their
service academy nomina-
tions. In other words, they
are passing on their privi-
lege of appointing a young
man or woman to a service
academy Invariably these
lawmakers who are drag-
ging their heels come from
big city, minority-laden dis-
tricts. Here they have a per-
fect opportunity to raise a
youngster from a ghetto
circumstance to an incred-
ible opportunity ... and
they are passing.
I find that very disap-
pointing. I feel that these
lawmakers are holding
their people back for
whatever reason. Fortu-
nately, not all are like that.
Representative Elijah
Cummings, a senior mem-
ber of the Congressional
Black Caucus from Balti-
more, works service acad-
emy nominations very
hard and always fills his
quota. Good for him and
good for the people he rep-
To students, parents
and school officials, I
would offer this advice it
isn't easy to get a service
academy slot and once
you get there, it isn't an
easy road to travel, but
the results are worth it.
Take my advice.

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Wednesday, December 9, 2009


Madison County


Man Arrested For Drug
Possession And Fleeing
According to the Madison Police Department,
on Saturday, December 5, at 11:18 a.m, Ptl. A. Brooks
and Ptl. J. Smith conducted a traffic stop on a vehi-
cle at Madison Height's Apartments. After checking
the driver's license status, officers learned that the
license was suspended. At this time, Smith asked the
driver to exit the vehicle and stand at the front of
the patrol vehicle. Smith observed that the passen-
ger in the back seat was acting extremely nervous.
Smith asked the passenger for his identification.
The suspect told Smith his name was "Derrick John-
son" and his birthday was 08-21-73. Smith ques-
tioned the driver about the back seat passenger's
name. The driver told Smith that the passengers
name was Derrick Hill. At this time, Smith asked
the passenger to exit the vehicle. The passenger ex-
ited the vehicle and fled on foot. Both officers gave
chase, losing sight of the suspect. After searching
the area, the suspect was located hiding in an aban-
doned car on Lee Ave. At this time, the suspect was
identified as Derrick K. Hill and placed under ar-
rest. Smith conducted a search of the vehicle Hill
was hiding in and located a small bag of Marijuana
where hill was laying. Hill was transported to the
county jail and charged with resisting arrest with-
out violence, possession of marijuana under 20
grams and out of county warrant.

Man Arrested For

According to the Madison Police Department,
on Sunday, December 6, at 1:37 p.m., Ptl E. Gilbert
conducted a traffic stop on Ford Expedition in refer-
ence to a traffic infraction. Gilbert made contact
with the driver, Jonathon S. Earle. After speaking
with Earle, Gilbert gained consent to search the ve-
hicle. After searching the vehicle, Gilbert located a
small pipe, commonly used to smoke marijuana in-
side the vehicle. Residual marijuana was located in-
side the pipe. Jonathon Earle was placed under
arrest and transported to the county jail, charged
with possession of drug paraphernalia.

Two Arrested

For Battery
According to the Madison Police Department,
on Sunday, December 6, at 8:30 p.m., Ptl. R. Parks
was dispatched to McDonald's in reference to a
large group of people fighting. On arrival, Parks
began interviewing all persons involved. After
preliminary investigation into the complaint,
Javonte Arnold and Shionte Davis were placed
under arrest for battery and transported to the
county jail.

Hanson UMC

cont from Page 1A
sales goes toward needed missions in our area.
Many local families have received help through the
church's peanut brittle sales. Last week church
members spent a portion of two days packing boxes
for local men and women who are serving our coun-
try overseas and will be spending Christmas away
from home. The church's candy sales provided this
Christmas happiness for our brave Madison mili-
tary that we are all so proud of.
To all the wonderful people who've supported
their candy sales over the years, the Hanson folks
thank all of you for making their local mission work
God bless you all.


cont from Page 1A
Flag-Football will start Jan. 9 and go through
Feb. 17, and then Basketball will start on Feb. 20.
Flag-Football has three age divisions:
7- to 9-years-old
9- and 10-years-old
11- and 12-years-old
Girls Cheerleading is for ages 6 to 12, and
Basketball is for ages 9 to 12.
When registering please bring a copy of the
child's birth certificate, which league officials note
must be presented in order to play. So, come out Sat-
urday and sign up if interested in any of these ac-
tivities. For more information, contact Vicki Bailey
at 948-6761 or 251-5563.

Years In Prison In

Online Child

Exploitation Case
U.S. Attorney A. Brian Albritton announced that
U.S. District Judge Timothy J. Corrigan sentenced
Robert William Godwin (age 31, of Jacksonville) to 10
years and one month in federal prison and a lifetime
term of supervised release for using the Internet to at-
tempt to entice a minor child to engage in sexual ac-
tivity Godwin had been found guilty after a jury trial
on March 5, 2009.
According to court testimony and evidence intro-
duced during the trial, from July 28, 2008, through Au-
gust 11, 2008, Godwin engaged in several online
conversations in an Internet "chat room" with a per-
son whom he believed to be a 14-year-old child. This
"child" was actually an investigator with the Florida
Attorney General's Child Predator CyberCrime Unit.
During the course of the conversations, Godwin at-
tempted to entice and persuade the "child" to engage
in sex with him, and on one occasion Godwin directed
the "child" to perform a graphic sexual act. On August
11, 2008, Godwin planned to meet the "child" at a
restaurant in Orange Park and then travel to the
"child's" home to engage in sex. When Godwin arrived
at the restaurant, he was arrested by Clay County
Sheriffs Office detectives. At the time of this offense,
Godwin was enlisted in the Navy and worked at Naval
Air Station Jacksonville.
This case was investigated by the Child Predator
CyberCrime Unit of the State of Florida Attorney
General's Office, the Federal Bureau of Investigation,
and the Clay County Sheriffs Office. It was prosecuted
by Assistant United States Attorney D. Rodney Brown.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe
Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May
2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the grow-
ing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse.
Led by United States Attorneys' Offices and the Crimi-
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tion (CEOS), Project Safe Childhood marshals federal,
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Florida Department of Law Enforcement
Commissioner Gerald Bailey and Florida De-
partment of Corrections Secretary Walt McNeil
announced an intensive public outreach blitz de-
signed to generate tips and information about
the whereabouts of 12 of Florida's oldest and
most violent prison escapees. The "12 Days of
Fugitives" campaign offers a reward and a toll
free tip line and will focus on one fugitive each
day in hopes the public will provide authorities
with information leading to their capture.
The campaign is timed to reach the public
during the holiday season when investigators
believe the wanted men are most likely to be
contacting friends, family and loved ones. More
than $22,000 in reward money is available. FDLE
and DOC will enlist the assistance of Florida's
police departments, sheriff's offices, and the
U.S. Marshal's Service in tracking down and ap-
prehending the fugitives.
"These men are out there somewhere living
undetected in our communities," said FDLE
Commissioner Gerald Bailey. "We'd like noth-
ing more than to give holiday cash in exchange
for information that will bring these bad guys
back to prison where they belong."
"Those of us who have lost loved ones dur-
ing the year often feel their loss more acutely
during the holidays. I can only imagine that
those who have lost a loved one to violence feel
that loss even more," said Department of Cor-
rections Secretary Walt McNeil. "Our message
to those who caused that violence and loss is
simple: No matter how long you've been gone,
we will never stop looking for you."
The "12 Days of Fugitives" campaign will fo-
cus its efforts on finding the following fugitives:
Julio Bonchea, Robert Finley, Robert Baldwin,
Glen Chambers, Phillip Donovan, Jano Evans,
Frederick Schueler, Gary Prater, Harry
Braswell, Michael Salem, Fred Barrett, and Os-
car Richardson. The fugitives range in age from
49 to 75. The most recent escape occurred in
2000; others have been on the run for 30 years.
More than ten Florida newspapers have
committed to featuring the fugitives in print
and online photo galleries. Additionally, the
Florida Outdoor Advertising Association
(FOAA) and its network of member companies
will provide donated space on digital billboards
that feature the faces of the fugitives and the
tip line number. FOAA members have more
than 90 digital billboard locations available
"The FOAA and our member companies are
proud to serve as the sole private partner in the
'12 Days of Fugitives' initiative," said Joe Lit-
tle, vice president, Board of Directors for the
"The use of electronic billboards as part of
a multi-pronged outreach effort will enlist
thousands of Floridians in the search for these
violent fugitives."
In 2008, FDLE and DOC embarked on a joint
initiative to locate some of the state's most vio-
lent prison escapees. On Oct. 28, agents in
FDLE's Tampa Regional Operations Center lo-
cated and captured Edward Morales, 55, who
was wanted for escaping from a southwest
Florida road prison 21 years ago.
To learn more about the "12 Days of Fugi-
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December 9
In December the 55
Plus Club meets on
Wednesday, the 9th, at
noon, at the UMCM
Community Center.
The program will be
given by Myra Valen-
tine, and she will tell
us about her recent
trip to the Holy Land.
How appropriate for
this time of year.
There will probably be
a few Christmas carols
too!! Hickory Grove
United Methodist
Church is the host and
they plan on serving
soup, sandwiches,
desserts and tea. The
United Methodist Co-
operative Community
Center is located on
Hwy 145 about 5 miles
north of Madison. 55
Plus club is open to all
55 years of age and
OLDER of all faiths.
No reservations are
necessary and there
are no fees of any
kind. Hope to see you
there and please pass
this info on to others
and invite some one as
well. For more infor-
mation about 55 Plus
Club or any outreach
minister of the Unit-
ed Methodist Coopera-
tive call the
Coordinator, Linda
Gaston at 850-929-
4938. Remember that
date is December 9
(second Wednesday) at
the UMCM Communi-
ty Center at
12:00 Noon. Just come
and have a nice lunch

and a good time!!
December 12
MCHS JV Cheer-
leading Fundraiser
Old Fashion picture
day at MCHS is Dec, 12.
Call Coach Tami
Brown for details and
to make an appoint-
ment 850-973-5022
DAY 850-673-6702
for a 10x13 portraits of
your child/children up
to age 16. Photos will
be back in time for
December 12
Ashlyn's Rose
Petal Florist will be
holding a Christmas
Customer Apprecia-
tion Day on Saturday,
December 12, from 5-7
p.m. Come in and enjoy
refreshments and re-
ceive 10 percent off to-
tal purchase. For more
information, please
call (850) 973-2050.
December 12
The Country Store
will be hosting a
Christmas cookie ex-
change. The store is of-
fering 10 percent off
for their Christmas
December 15
Bernard Smith will
be honored with a re-
tirement celebration
on Friday, December
11, at 6:30 p.m. at
Devine Events Ban-
quet Hall in Madison
FL. The cost is $17.25
per person and will in-
clude a southern style
buffet, which will in-

clude two meats, two
vegetables, salad,
dessert, and drink.
Anyone who would
like more information
or to contribute to-
ward a retirement gift,
please contact 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 details.
January 2
Legendary Naomi
and the Segos will be
in concert at Yogi
Bear's Jellystone Park
in Madison on Satur-
day, January 2, at 7
p.m. Admission is free,
but a love offering will
be received during the
concert. For more in-
formation, please call
(850) 464-0114.
The Florida DEP's
Stephen Foster Folk
Culture Center State
Park will host an ongo-
ing wood carving
workshop on Thurs-
days through Mon-
days, from noon until 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
session 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 Citizen-
s' Center offers com-
puter classes to
seniors 60 and older
each weekday except
Tuesday. For more in-
formation, or to sign
up, please call (850)
The Diamonds in
the Ruff Adoption Pro-
gram at the Suwannee
Valley Humane Soci-
ety is open every Tues-
day through Saturday
from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It
is located on 1156 SE
Bisbee Loop, Madison,
FL 32340. For more in-
formation, or direc-
tions, call (866) 236-7812
or (850) 971-9904.
Second and Fourth
Saturday of Each
The Madison
Church of God hosts a
free soup kitchen the
second and fourth Sat-
urday of each month
at the Greenville Se-
nior Citizens Center.
Lunch is served from
noon to 1 p.m.
Third Tuesday
of Each Month
The Greater
Greenville Area Dia-
betes Support Group is
a free educational ser-
vice and support for di-

abetes and those want-
ing to prevent dia-
betes. The group meets
the third Tuesday of
each month at the
Greenville Public Li-
brary Conference
Room at 312 SW
Church St., Greenville,
11-11:30 a.m. Everyone
is welcome!
Every Wednesday
and Friday
The Senior Citi-
zens Center's sewing
club for seniors 60 and
older meets every
Wednesday and Friday.
For more information
or to sign up, please
call (850) 973-4241.
Third Wednesday of
Each Month
The Madison
County Health Educa-
tion Club is holding a
free educational ser-
vice and support group
for people interested in
preventing or control-
ling diabetes, high
blood pressure, elevat-
ed cholesterol levels,
obesity and other
chronic health condi-
tions. The club meets
the third Wednesday of
each month at the
Madison Public Li-
brary Conference
Room at 378 NW Col-
lege Loop, Madison,
12:15-12:45 p.m. Every-
one is welcome to
bring their own lunch.
Third Wednesday of
Each Month
The Madison
County Diabetes Sup-
port Group is a free ed-
ucational service and

support group for dia-
betes and those wanti-
ng to prevent diabetes.
The group meets the
third Wednesday of
each month at the
Madison Public Li-
brary Conference
Room at 378 NW Col-
lege Loop, Madison,
11:45 a.m.-12:10 p.m.
Everyone is welcome
is bring their own
lunch. For details, con-
tact Marcia Kazmiers-
ki at (386) 752-2461 or
Lorraine Miller at
(386) 752-6439.
Fourth Wednesday
of Each Month
An informational
meeting for those in-
jured and needing
help returning to work
will be held the fourth
Wednesday of each
month from 12-3 p.m.
at the Madison County
Extension Office locat-
ed at 184 College Loop,
Madison. The meeting
is free and open to the
public. For more infor-
mation, please call
(850) 245-3489.
First and Third
Saturday of the
Girl Scout Troop
150 meets at
Greenville United
Methodist Church
every first and Third
Saturday of the month
from 10:00 a.m. until
Noon. Please call Jan-
ice or Sean Carson at
850/948-6901, or the
Girl Scout Council Of-
fice at 850/386-2131 for
more information.


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By Ginger Jarvis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Girls wearing feather boas, a
slightly wacky piano player and unex-
pected comedy bits helped Billy Ma-
suck win kudos at his Senior
Showcase on Dec. 1 at the Universi-
ty of Tampa. Masuck, a 2000 gradu-
ate of Madison County High
School, presented his showcase to a
roomful of family, friends and
m professors as the culmination of

his studies in musical theatre.
(As an MCHS student, Ma-
suck played trumpet in the
band and acted in several pro-
ductions of the Drama Depart-
ment, most notably as the lead
character in Lil Abner.)
Masuck departed from the
standard procedure of singing
and dancing one number after
another. Rather, he wrote and
directed a script weaving the
songs into a story line and in-
volving various theatre stu-
dents from the audience. His
accompanist, Tevi Eber, also
joined the cast, commenting on
the music and staging.
Masuck displayed
his wide range of emo-
tion, moving from the
touching "Tell My Fa-
ther" (The Civil War)
through "Me" (Beauty
and the Beast) to a pow-
erful rendition of 'An-
them" (Chess). His tenor
ars voice moved the audi-
op- ence in a tender duet
the with Corey Dolgin
ifts. singing the popular bal-
ea- lad "The Christmas
ack Shoes."
The opulence of the
ring Grand Salon in UT's his-
toric Plant Hall provided
a perfect backdrop for
om- Masuck and his fellow
)n a performers in the enter-
d if training program. Ma-
And suck greeted his
to audience at a reception
ea- following the show, gar-
nering compliments and
'ing a basketful of critical
nd. notes, which his profes-
Aest sors will consider in
the their assessment. As a
our high point of the
uid evening, a professional
for director in the audience
)nly offered Masuck a role in
ouin an upcoming produc-
tion, which Masuck
ifts. plans to accept.
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hat continue with his work
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Smart Financial Moves Can Help
Brighten Holiday Season
Provided by Brad Bashaw, Edward Jones

If you're like many people, you're watching your doll
extra carefully this year as you do your holiday sh
ping. And that's a good thing, because even in
best of times, it's never wise to go overboard on g
But by making the right moves during this holiday s
son, you can also help ensure that you stay on tr
toward your long-term financial goals.
Specifically, what steps should you be taking duri
these weeks? Here are a few suggestions:
Avoid racking up big debts. In a time of econc
ic uncertainty, the last thing you want is to take o
new debt load. Everyone in your life who is import
enough to receive a gift from you will understand
you don't splurge on presents you can't afford. A
winter can be pretty gloomy when you're trying
pay off big credit card bills from the past holiday s
Establish a gift fund. For next year's gift-giv
season, you may want to open a special "gift fui
Of course, it's not easy for any of us to find "ex
money after we're done paying our bills, so the b
way to set up your gift fund may be to have
money moved automatically each month from y
checking or savings account to another liq
account one that you wouldn't normally touch
your day-to-day expenses. Even if you can o
afford to put in a small amount each month,
might be surprised at how much you'll accumulate
a year.
Don't touch long-term investments to pay for g
Some people tap into their long-term investments
pay for holiday gifts, telling themselves they'll re-fi
the investment when they "get caught up" but t
rarely happens. In fact, once you cash out part of
investment to pay for a gift or an everyday expen
you'll set yourself back in your pursuit of your fin
cial objectives so do whatever you can to h
preserve those investments. Apart from setting u
gift fund, you'll also want to make sure you hav
reasonable amount of "cash" and cash equivalent
your investment portfolio.
Protect yourself from identity theft. Victims
identity theft can testify that it's an enormous -
possibly expensive hassle. Unfortunately, iden
theft seems to go up during the holiday season,
take steps to protect yourself. When you go
shopping, just take one debit or credit card with
and look around whenever you use it. Iden
thieves have been known to copy down credit c
numbers and even photograph credit cards with
phones. Also, if you're shopping online, make s
you're on a secure web site. One way to check fo
secure site is to look for "https" in the Web addre
along with the icon of the locked padlock on y
browser's status bar.
Shop early for bargains. As you probably kn
some of the best bargains come during stores' "aft
holiday" sales. By taking advantage of these sa
you can stock up on gifts for the next holiday seas
By following these suggestions, you may be able
remove a lot of the financial stress that often accc
panies the holidays and that, by itself, can help
enjoy the season even more.
This article was written by Edward Jones for use .
your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor.

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Financial Advisor


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Special thanks to guest writer
Cadet Elsie Kuhl
On Dec. 4, at 6 p.m., Lee Girl
Scouts Brownies #1110, Juniors
#1115 and Cadets #1125 held a sleep-
over at Lee Elementary School. Sever-
al dozen girls, under troop leaders
Janice Richardson and Patricia
Grosskopf, enjoyed games, movies
and pizza, among other fun-filled
The following morninm..
festivities continued, as t he
young ladies were tre:te Ir|l
to a pancake breakfast
followed by a surprise v
visit from Santa .
Claus, played enthu-
siastically this year
by Kris Kuhl. With
the assistance of
Santa's helpers ..
who were colorfully
disguised PTO leadership
- each girl sat with Santa to t1e4ll
him what they wanteil a:s thei-
took a picture with the ii ll \ :lii
Lee Girl Scouts imeet e:, oh
Thursday after school at the LES .
campus, except for speial ,I o:i.-
sions and holidays. Thi pr ,._r:am hnsi
been supporting youtlih i.l\ itie- inl
Lee for years, introducinz- its meim.
bers to topics includin.-. Iaimpin)'i. Iarts
& crafts, animal care an, fi rst :ai I Of
course, there is also the ultimate fi:an
favorite, Girl Scout Cook le-
Established in 1912. Girl Soiuts of
America was founded by Juliet Gor-
don Low of Savannah, Ga., to provide
girls an opportunity to develop the
qualities and character that she
viewed as the basis for American val-
ues. Girls literally learn and train to
be sisters and considerate of all oth-

On a personal level, this reporter
has been a scout since she was six-
years-old. Throughout elementary
school at Lee, she enjoyed all the lead-
ers and friends made in scouting. She
recommends it to anyone looking to
learn cool new things and have fun in
a way only girl scouting can provide.

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December 5, 2009
Cadet Elsie Kuhl has enjoyed
Scouting since she began elementary
school. She is part of the Lee Girl

Calling, all kids. Santa is coming soon, and

in order to make sure he knows what you

want this year, we will personally publish your

letters in the Newspaper. That's right.

Just write your letter to Santa and send it

to us before Friday, December 18,

and we'll take care of the rest.

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Madison County Carrier 7A

8A Madison County Carrier

Wednesday, December 9, 2009


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By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Students and visitors
gathered at Lee Elementary
School on Sat., Dec. 5, for
breakfast and pictures with
Santa. The jolly old elf land-
ed at the school at 8 a.m. and
stayed until 11 a.m. Santa
and his (PTO volunteer)
helpers were a big hit with
kids off all ages.
Kris Kuhl, husband of
LES staff member and vol-
unteer district advisor
JoAnn Kuhl, graciously
agreed to play Santa. Mrs.
Claus stood by her man, as
helpers kept the visitors in
good order. Santa's lovely
elves included Teresa
Smith, Christy Annett,
Katie Knight, Stacey Mc-
Donald, April Herring and
Crystal Bishop.
When asked what San-
ta thought of his visit, he de-
clared, "Ha, Ha, Ha! and Ho,
Ho, Ho! Fun was had by all."
Photographer Shelly
Renfroe of Shelly's Shots
Photography, (850) 971-4216,
shared her services for the
program, offering single
and group shots ranging
from $1-10, with options for
extras, including mouse
pads, coffee mugs and deco-
rative ornaments.
Breakfast was also of-
fered, featuring a $3 pan-
cakes and sausage
selection, and a $5 option
with eggs. All selections in-
cluded juice, tea or coffee
and lots of laughs.
PTO President Katie
Knight was very pleased
with the fundraiser, thank-
ing Kuhl and all the volun-
teers who made the
morning a success.
Michael Curtis can be
reached at michael@greene
publishing com.

Photo submitted
Calli Knight makes sure Santa
knows she wants "two Barbie's" as
Santa visits with one of the lovely
young ladies from Lee.

Photo submitted
Santa had lots of lovely helpers when he arrived at LES on Sat., Dec. 5, to re-
view a list of who's been good and bad in Lee. Pictured back row, left to right:
Christi Annett and Teresa Smith; middle row left to right: JoAnn Kuhl, Santa and
Stacey McDonald; sitting left to right: April Herring and Katie Knight.

Santa sits with the Sapps during his surprise suvisit on Dec. 3 to LES.
Santa sits with the Sapps during his surprise visit on Dec. 3 to LES.

Photo submitted
Bridgette Warren and Hayden Mc-
Cormick visit Santa during his recent
visit to LES.

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Needy Families of Madison County continues
its outpouring of love and generosity to hundreds of
children and their families through its toy- and
book-giving ministry this Christmas. Previously
recognized as the Recycling for Charities recipient,
organizers Judy Dean and Christy Grass are now
working feverishly to deliver another great fund dri-
Later this month, registered families will pick
up toys and books for their children. This tremen-
dous undertaking is a team effort and organizers are
quick to thank all who have provided support with
donations of toys, books and cash. They also offered
extra kudos to the Beggs family for the generous use
of their downtown building for gift storage and dis-
Those wishing to add to this wonderful effort of
love are invited to visit Bank of America in Madi-
son, where a donation account is set up for the
Needy Families of Madison. To arrange for a pick
up, including toy and book donations, call Judy
Dean at (850) 973-2760, or for mailing, simply mail to
1198 SE Robinwood Drive, Madison, 32340.
Both Dean and Grass gratefully thank the com-
munity for assisting in this annual celebration, fur-
ther acknowledging their appreciation to be able to
help the needy families of Madison County by bring-
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thank husbands, Carl Dean and Ben Grass, for their
support and behind-the-scenes contribution that
may otherwise go unnoticed, except by Santa, of
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By Michael Curtis
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Isabelle de Sercey
traveled from Monticello
on Thursday, Dec. 3, to
discuss roses with the
Madison Garden Club
during their monthly
luncheon. Affectionately
known as "The Rose
Lady," de Sercey has es-
tablished an exceptional
reputation for raising
some of the most beauti-
ful and fragrant vari-
eties of roses found in
the region.
She provided several
timely tips and hand-
outs to the club for pro-
ducing quality blooms.
Referring to several
of her affiliations lo-
cally with the Tallahas-
see Area Rose Society,
and nationally with the
American Rose Society -
de Sercey also urged the
club to sponsor a Madi-
son Rose Society, provid-
ing contact information,
as well as details of up-
coming events. She par-
ticularly suggested the
89th Thomasville Rose


district clubs are invited to this lunchtime extrava-
Guest Rosa Richardson, executive director of
the Madison County Senior Center, also provided

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By
Michael Curtis, December 3, 2009
Senior Center Execu-
tive Director Rosa
Richardson shares a few
words with the Madison
Garden Club on Dec. 3
regarding the status of
the new 10,000 sq. ft.
center being constructed
at Harvey Greene Drive
and SR 14.

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Michael Curtis, December 3, 2009
Isabelle de Sercey, a.k.a., "The Rose Lady,"
shares a fragrant exchange during the Dec. 3 meet-
ing of the Madison Garden Club. Several of de
Sercey's roses are displayed on the table.

an update regarding the status of the new center be-
ing constructed at the corner of Harvey
Greene Drive and SR 14. She urged the very
supportive audience to contact her for a
walkthrough anytime, by phoning (850)
973-4241. It was emphasized that the new '
center is looking forward to strong
community participation.
The club continues to develop its /
youth activities with the Greenville
S Yo u t h
: Club. Co-

School, the partici-
pation was exceptional
last year, culminating in
a School Grounds Beau-
tification Award, and is
expected to be a great
source of education and
.. community service


Sharon Sumners, Teresa Rutherford, Wendi Webb,
Woodie Whitley and Sandy Wilson. Additionally, Bal-
lard announced the December Yard of the Month be-
longed to Louise and Bob Smith.
On Jan. 15, the Garden Club will be hosting an
Arbor Day celebration at the courthouse, where
they will be offering a wide variety of bare root
trees suitable for every home and landscape design.
Nell Ring discussed the fundraiser, as well as
throwing kind kudos to Mina Bloodworth and oth-
ers, who accounted for significant annual tree plant-
ing over the year, a measure that adds favorably to
the club's performance statistics. Another key club
measure that was praised was the club's member-
ship growth in recent years, which was among the
best in all regions.
Ballard also reminded everyone to look for the
special production in February, "Wild and Wacky
Womanless Wedding," which will feature local no-
table gents in all the men's and women's roles of a
comedy sure to be worth the price of admission. The
show is scheduled for Sat., Feb 13. Look for show de-
tails in the near future.
Michael Curtis can be reached at

An exquisite example of the Rose Lady's work.
She shared varieties like the one shown here with the
Garden Club during their Dec. 3rd monthly meeting.

December 11-12, 2009

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The December Yard Of The Month belongs to Louise and Bob Smith

Show and Festival on April 22-24.
After her presentation, the membership con-
ducted a few routine duties, and then members and
guests enjoyed a delicious fish fry, catered by Shel-
by's Restaurant, followed by several special re-
Marianne Green provided an update on the
"Protecting Our World," project, including the
book of records, which documents evidence of the
club's accomplishments as is approaches, its huge
60th Anniversary Open House. Scheduled for
Thursday, Jan. 21, the open house includes recogni-
tion of past presidents and charter members. All

again this year.
President Dolly Bal-
lard, wearing a snappy,
colorful and festive jack-
et and skirt combo, kept
all in attendance enter-
tained as she moved
through the agenda, tak-
ing time to welcome
guests and acknowledge
the December birthdays
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Madison County High School Varsity Girls' Basketball Team Is Ready To "Hoop It Up"

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Greene
The Madison County High School varsity Cowgirls basketball team is ready for a busy season. Front row (left to right): Bri Davis, Sacoya Alexander, Danielle
Johnson, Brooke Turner, Chante' Graham, Jessica Williams, and Quanesha Farmer. Back Row (left to right): Coach Marcus Hawkins, Brooke Bezick, Myesha Tucker,
Canissia Griffin, Jakira Moore, Terri Gee, Chytoria Jones, and Revia Copeland.

Cowboys Down

Melody Christian In Varsity Basketball Action
By Jacob Bembry boys held on for the win by a score of In addition to Laterrian Mc-
Greene Publishing, Inc. 63-56. Daniel's three-pointer, Tolerance
The Madison County High School MarTerrius McDaniel led the Cow- Straughter scored all nine of his
Cowboys varsity basketball team won boys in scoring with 17 points, points on three three-point shots.
a thriller at home against Melody Tolerance Straughter, Jermaine Jermaine Hart and MarTerrius
Christian in the opening game of the Hart and Octavius Fayson scored nine McDaniel also had one three-point
season on Monday, Nov. 30. points each. shot each.
The Cowboys held a slim lead of Chris Brown scored five points for Fayson led the Cowboys in re-
S15-13 at the end of the first quarter. the Cowboys. bounding as he snatched six of them
In the second quarter, the Cow- Terry Morris had four points, off the boards. He also had two blocked
boys extended their lead to 27-22. Laterrian McDaniel scored three shots.
The Cowboys were leading 41-33 points on a three-point shot. Keith Thomas had two steals in the
at the end of the third quarter. Thomas also had three points, game.
In the fourth quarter, both teams Calvin Bellamy and Steven Watts The win helped the Cowboys open
scored 22 points each but the Cow- scored two points each. with a 1-0 record.

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Warriors Drop Two

Fran Hunt
Special to the Madison
County Carrier
The Lady Warriors
lost to FAMU High, 76-22,
Nov. 24.
Scoring players/
were: Tiffany Fun- //
derburke, three I
points, three re-
bounds; Kaitlin
Jackson, 12 points,
five rebounds, four
assists and three
steals; Cheltsie Kins-
ley, three points, two re-
bounds; Taryn
Copeland, four points,

three rebounds; and Abi-
gail Vasquez, two re-
bounds and four steals.

Aucilla fell to West-
wood, 39-35, Dec. 1. Scor-
ing players were: Sarah
Sorensen, five points,
three rebounds; Funder-
burke, three points, 12
Rebounds, three steals
)\and two blocked shots;
Abba Finlayson, four-
points, two re-
bounds; Jackson, 19
points, eight re-
bounds, two assists,
five steals and two
blocked shots;
Copeland, four points,
eight rebounds; and
Kinsley, two rebounds.

Warriors Improving

Despite St
Fran Hunt
Special to the Madison County Carrier
The varsity Warriors lost to West-
wood, 54-36, and despite their second
loss of the season, the Warriors were
clearly making great strides and im-
proving in shooting percentages, scor-
ing, rebounding and greatly
decreased the number of turnovers
throughout the game.
The Warriors connected with six
of 22 attempts from the field Aucilla
dropped in seven of 18 attempts from
the three-point zone, and also con-
nected with three of 10 attempts from
the free-throw line.
The Warriors had three assists, 13
offensive and 16 defensive rebounds;
four block/steals and 18 turnovers.
Joe Mizell had defensive re-
bound, two turnovers; Spencer DePao-
la bucketed one of two from the field
for two points, one turnover; Brandon
Darnell missed three from the field,
and dropped in one of two from the
free-throw line for one point, and had
one offensive and one defensive re-
Corey Burrus hit one of four from

ocond Loss
the field, two of six from the three-
point zone, and two of four from the
free throw line for 10 points, three as-
sists, two defensive rebounds, one
block/steal and three turnovers. Jay
Finlayson missed one from the three-
point zone and had three turnovers;
and Alex Dunkle dropped in two of
four from the field, three of six from
the three-point zone for 13 points, one
offensive, one defensive rebound, one
block/steal and six turnovers.
Todd McKenzie missed two from
the field, and 34 from the free-throw
line, had two offensive and one defen-
sive rebound; Matthew Harrington
had three offensive and two defensive
rebounds, and one turnover; and John
Stephens dropped in two of five from
the three-point zone or six points, six
defensive rebounds, two block/steals
and one turnover.
Clark Christy netted two of three
from the field for four points, and had
two offensive and three defensive re-
bounds; and Josh Funderburke missed
four from the field, had three offensive
and one defensive rebounds, and one

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next year?
Answer: You are fortunate to have dental
insurance and you should thank your lucky stars.
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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

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

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9/23, rtn, pd

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11/18,rmt, c

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guineas and peafowl.
rtn, n/c

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rtn, 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, rm, 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

1 Fireplace ($75) and 1
wood burning stove insert
($125) Call
10/28, rtn, n/c

For Sale
Car 1999 Mercury Tracer
$2000 obo, washer/dryer
$100 for both, 1800 bakers
hutch with pie safe $600
obo, portable dishwasher
$100. 850-929-7599


2007 Yamaha Majes
Scooter, electric blu
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850-929-6950, please l

Apartment on Lazy I

$330 a month + $65 for
tric, direct TV, quiet, pr
entrance, large bath, la
kitchen, washer & dr
screen porch, 1 month
rity deposit. 2 miles o
town. Call 850-973-4
or 850-673-1117

2 or 3 bedroom trailers for
rent 850-570-0459

11/25, 11/18, pd

Double Wide

3 bedroom, 2 bath on
Rockyford Rd. Call

12/9- 12/30, pd

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
2 bedroom, 1 bath House
for rent or sale. Currently
being upgraded, will be
ready Jan. 1st, 2010. New
central heat and air, great
neighborhood, within City
Limits. $550 per month for
rent or $75,000 to buy
12/9, 12/16,c
3 bd/2 bath doublewide near
Cherry lake $550.00, deposit
& References 850-973-2353
8/19, rm, c

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 -rm, c

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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, rmtn, c

Small Cottages $395
12/9, pd 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
sty age.
e, 11/18,rtn, c
leave Lake Front Home
2 bedroom 2 bath, furnished.
Includes water, electric &
rtn, n/c gas. Lawn maintenance pro-
vided. 1 yr lease $800 de-

8/5, rtn, pd

Apartment For Rent
Hen 2 bedroom 1 bath with at-
tached garage
r elec-
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ut of

9, rtn, pd

$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

Must Go!
2009 3/2 DW 1200 sq. ft. in-
cludes furniture. Won't last
long @ $34,387. Call Eric
@ 386-719-5560

12/2 12/30, c
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@ 386-719-5560
12/2 12/30, c

Starter Home with Starter
Payments: 3 bedroom 2
bath, $345.00 per month.
Only one at this price. Call
Rick 386-752-1452
11/4,rm, c
Brand New 2010!
5 bedroom 3 full baths, 2300
sq. ft., for payments of only
$569.14 a month. Call Eric
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12/2 12/30, c
Large 3 bedroom 2 bath
mobile home, bank repo,
make offer. Call
386-752-8196, ask for
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11/4, rtn, c

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12/9, 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 12/30, c
New 5 bedroom
mobile home only $56,900
or $443.00 per month. Call
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11/4, rtn, c

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For Sale:
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In the Town of Suwa
was $135,000, Now $9
2 BR/1 BA. Fully Furn
New Metal Roof, and
Paint. Utility Building
Washer and Dryer. Nic
Trees. 386-719-04

Fantastic Lake
and Mountain Vie
from this 2 Bed/ 2Bth
Open and Covered D
Large Screened Porch
FP, CH/A, Oak Floors
inets, and Applianc
Offered Furnished
$179,900. Call BJ Pel


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

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12/2, 12/9, n/c

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required. Call
11/18 12/9, pd

Parish Reception-
ist/Secretary/Bookkeeper &
Assistant to Pastor in Ad-
ministrative details. 30
hours per week. Drop off
or send resume to St. Vin-
cent DePaul at 186 Sumter
NW, Madison or fax to
850-973-2825. Closing date
is December 12th.


Suwannee River Regional Library is seeking applicants for
the position of a regular part-time Library Aide II at the
Madison Public Library, Madison FL. The applicant will
work approximately 21 hours per week and also be used as a
substitute. Minimum qualifications include graduation from
a standard high school, ability to type and experience with In-
ternet and computer software. Library and/or experience
working with children and youth are desired. Salary is $7.25
to $10.24 per hour depending upon qualifications and experi-
ence. Interested applicants may obtain an application at
the Madison, Greenville or Lee Public Libraries, or at the
Suwannee County Administrative Services Department, 224
Pine Ave., Live Oak, FL 32064, telephone
(386) 362-6869. Applicants are encouraged to submit re-
sumes, letters of reference and other biographical information
with their applications. All applications must be returned
to the Administrative Services Department in Live Oak.
Position wilt remain open until filled. The Suwannee County
Board of County Commissioners is an equal
employment opportunity employer that does not discriminate
against any qualified employee or applicant because of race,
color, national origin, sex, including pregnancy, age, disabili-
ty, or marital status. Spanish speaking individuals are encour-
aged to apply. All applicants subject to a pre-employment
physical "Sucessful completion of a drug test is a condition
of employment."
11/25, 12/2, 12/9,

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detail oriented.

CNA & LPN at 5-Star Nursing Home

FT / PT / long-term care setting. Florida certification (CNA)
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required; must work as part of interdisciplinary team to as-
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FT positions include health, dental, life, disability, supple-
mental insurance; 403b retirement account; paid time off, ac-
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4:30 p.m, or fax resume/credentials to (386) 658-5160. EOE /
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Position: Full-time Case Manager/Social Worker

Duties Include: Assessments, observation, care plans, main-
taining confidential records and reports as well as other in
home services and all services pertinent to the frail home-
bound elderly.

Experience: Bachelor Degree in social work/years of work
experience in counseling/human services may be substituted
for a degree.

To obtain an application please come by the Madison County
Senior Center at 486 SW Rutledge St., office hours are 8:00
a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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minimum 5 years experi-
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ground check; only serious
applicants need to apply.
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Brynwood Center
located in Monticello is
looking for a Full Time RN
with a Florida License for
11:00 pm 7:00 am shift
Call for appointment
Drug Free Workplace &
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Apalachee Center, Inc.
for Behavioral Health invites
mental health professionals
to apply for our Recovery
H Specialist II positions.
Bachelor's EUR(tm)s degree
in counseling, social work,
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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Madison County Carrier 15A



Case No. 09-426-DR
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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Florida Community College will hold a special meeting Tuesday, December
15, 2009 at 5:45 p.m. in the NFCC Library Annex, NFCC, 325 NW Turner
Davis Dr., Madison, FL. A copy of the agenda may be obtained by writing:
NFCC, Office of the President, 325 NW Turner Davis Dr., Madison, FL
32340. For disability-related accommodations, contact the NFCC Office of
College Advancement, 850-973-1653. NFCC is an equal access/equal oppor-
tunity employer.


This is to inform you that Madison County will hold a pre-bid conference
and walk-thru for the weatherization work of six (6) single-family dwellings
in the Madison County Weatherization program.
This meeting will be held Friday, December 11, 2009, beginning at 8:00 am
at Suwannee River Economic Council, Inc. Outreach Office, 146 SE Bunker
Street, Madison, Florida 32341.
The conference and walk-thru is mandatory, no exceptions, for contractors
who plan to bid. Suwannee River Economic Council, Inc. requires each
contractor to be properly licensed, carry general liability insurance of at
least $1,000,000.00; POI (Pollution Occurrence Insurance) and
Workers Comp Insurance (No Exemptions) before bid opening.
Original bids for these units will be due by 12:00 noon Wednesday, Decem-
ber 16,2009, at Suwannee River Economic Council, Inc. Outreach Office,
Industrial Park, 146 SE Bunker Street, Madison, Florida 32341. Please
mark envelope "Sealed Bid for Name of Homeowner". Bids to
be opened and awarded Wednesday, December 16,2009, at 12:30 p.m.
Suwannee River Economic Council, Inc. has the right to reject any and all
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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

24th Wnua ud Jnum

Join the community
of Greenville in cele-
brating the 24th annual
Greenville Country
Christmas on Dec. 11-
On Friday, at 5pm
there will be a bake-off
contest held at the Se-
nior Citizen's Center in
Following the bake-

off, walk over to Haffye
Hays Park gazebo and
enjoy an evening full of
entertainment, which
will include a live nativi-
ty, community caroling
and a tree-lighting cere-
mony To wrap things up,
enjoy homemade re-
freshments at the Senior
Citizen's Center.
On Saturday, the day

We Wis You I
A Merry

Christms -

Tim Sanders
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Madison County, Florida

The Students & Staff
of Greenville Elementary School
Welcome You To The
Co3d1) g C 3)WL W ma x (?1lAkat

Everyone In Greenville
A Very Merry
Country Christmas

Sin,. 1886


Wishes Everyone In Greenville
A Happy
Country Christmas

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Madison, Florida 32340
(850) 973-2258

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Proudly Supports
Greenville Country Christmas
We understand that everyone has different needs.
Our goal is to fit banking to your needs.
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Personal, Commercial and Agricultural Loans
Lines of Credit
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will start at 9:00a.m.
with the opening cere-
mony held at Haffye
Hays Park. Afterwards,
beat the crowd and enjoy
arts/crafts at the park
before the parade starts
at 11:00 a.m. Announce-
ments will start after the
parade back at the town
gazebo and a day of en-
tertainment for the
whole family will follow.

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booth fo:
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heat mas
At 6
be a G
School F

re will also be a Greenville Baptist
to meet Santa Church Fellowship Hall
the park. on South Grand Street.
Greenville Get in the spirit of
s Club will be Christmas by joining
a raffle at their them for a weekend full
r a leather purse of fun-filled events.
allet and a deep- For more informa-
ssager. tion contact Kathy

p.m., there will
Treenville High
Reunion for all
held at the

Greenville Country
Gingerbread House
Decorating Contest
Show off your unique decorating abilities in the
Gingerbread House Decorating Contest. The con-
test will take place during the 24th annual
Greenville Country Christmas.
All entries must be submitted at the gazebo in
Haffye Hayes Park between 9:30 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.,
Saturday, Dec. 12th.
The houses may be made with traditional or
non-traditional materials and should be marked on
the bottom with the participant's name(s), address,
phone number and age.
In addition, there will be three different cate-
gories according to the age of participant. Winners
will be selected from each group.
All gingerbread houses should be picked up af-
ter the winners have been announced, but no later
than 2 p.m.
Any unclaimed entries will be disposed of after
2 p.m. in an appropriate manner deemed by the
event volunteers. Country Christmas will not be re-
sponsible for the loss of or damage to any entry
For further information please contact Farmers
and Merchants Bank at 948-2626
"Partially funded by The Madison County
Tourist Development Council"

Greenville Country
Christmas Bake-Off

It's that time again to bake up some of your fa-
vorite recipes for the Bake-Off contest. Cakes, pies,
candies, cookies or breads will be accepted.
All participants must have a Greenville address
and entries must be marked with name, phone num-
ber and the title of their goodies.
Please submit your entry at the Senior Citizens
Building in Greenville between 4p.m-5p.m., on Fri-
day, Dec. 11th. Judging will begin at 5pm.
For more information, please contact Elesta
Pritchett at 948-7501 or Frances Norris at 948-4900.

Schedule of Events

Friday. December 11. 2009

Bake-Off Contest Judging ................. 5:00PM
(Greenville Senior Citizen's Building)

Community Caroling and
Live Nativity Scene ............................. 6:30PM
(Haffye Hayes Park in Greenville)

Refreshments at
Senior Citizen's Center.....................7:00 PM

Saturday. December 12. 2009

Arts and Crafts ................................. 9:00 AM

Opening Ceremony.........................10:00 AM
(Prayer, National Anthem,
Flag Salute and Introduction
of Grand Marshal and
Citizen of the Year)
Parade ................................................ 11:00 A M

Announcements...............................12:30 PM
2009 Bake-off Contest and Gingerbread House

Entertainment.................................. 12:45 PM

Cake Auction..................................... 1:30 PM

Greenville High School Reunion........6:00 PM
All Classes of GHS -
Greenville Baptist Fellowship Hall

There's something for everyone at
Greenville Country Christmas!!!

Partially funded by The Madison County Tourist Development Council

Wishing You
A Very Merry

School Board Member District 5

Reams 948-1709
There's Something
for everyone at
Greenville Country
Sponsored in part by
the Madison County
Tourist Development

Jim Catron
Chair, Madison Co. Democratic
Executive Committee
Remember The Reason
for the Season
RMerry Christmas
To Greenville Friends

H/ave A Merry
(t country Christmas

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Wishes Everyone /n Greenville
A Very Merry
Count ry Christmas!


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