Lane Wright, press secretary for Gov. Rick Scott, sent the following information regarding people seeking appointments to replace Tina Johnson as Madison County School Board Member, District 1, and Jada Woods Williams as Supervisor of Elections in the wake of their suspensions by Gov. Scott after they were arrested for voter fraud:
Governor Scott is working to appoint people to replace the Supervisor of Elections and the school board member he suspended in Madison County.
There is no timeline for making that decision, but his appointments office is working to fill them in a timely fashion.
So far there have only been two applicants for the school board position:
Mary “Susie” Williamson
No one has applied for the Supervisor of Elections appointment.
Rowena Spencer Rudner, age 90, died Monday, November 7, 2011 in Tallahassee.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, November 11, 2011, at the First United Methodist Church in Lee.
She was born in Atlanta, Ga., and moved to Lee four years ago from Lake Wales. She was the founder of Celebration House at Lee United Methodist Church, where she attended. She was a seamstress and worked at Margaret’s Dress Shop in Lake Wales for many years.
She is survived by one daughter, Melissa McDonald Holben (Jim) of Lee: one granddaughter, Shannon Holben Keel (Jeff) of Lee; one grandson, James Spencer Holben of Lee; and many step-children and step-grandchildren.
Donation may be made to Celebration House at Lee United Methodist Church, 246 SE CR 255, Lee, Florida 32059.
Beggs Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 850-973-2258.
By Jacob Bembry
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Cherry Lake Fire & Rescue will hold its annual Thanksgiving Boston butt sale on Saturday, Nov. 19, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
The Boston butts will be $30 each and they will be smoked.
To order, please call the fire station at (850) 929-2354 and leave a message with name, contact phone number and number of smoked butts desired.
Those interested can also call their favorite Cherry Lake Fire & Rescue firefighter to purchase or email them at email@example.com.
A 24-hour call to prayer has been issued starting on Veterans Day, Friday, Nov. 11, at 6 p.m. at the Four Freedoms Park gazebo in downtown Madison.
With a city, county, state and country facing serious trouble, “we need to pray and we need to repent,” said organizer, Diane Kilpatrick. Permission to hold the vigil was received from the city of Madison and police department.
“Read Daniel 9,” said Kilpatrick, who has contacted most of the churches in Madison County to invite participation in the all-night prayer vigil.
“Come for an hour, come for 24 hours. You don’t have to fast, but come to pray,” urged Kilpatrick.
For more information, call (850) 464-8187 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
MADISON, FLORIDA; Mrs. Dimple Lenora Driggers, age 89, passed away Saturday, November 5, 2011 in Madison.
Graveside funeral services are set for 11:00 AM, Monday November 7, 2011 at Pine Grove Cemetery in Madison. The family will receive friends at Beggs Funeral Home from 10 until 11 AM before processing to Pine Grove Cemetery.
She was born and raised in Allons, Tennessee. She met and married her late husband James E. Driggers in Lakeland, FL. They also lived in Hamilton County for a short time before moving to Madison in 1951. She was a homemaker and a farmers’ wife and worked for Gold Kist Hatchery. She loved to go fishing and enjoyed quilt making. She loved her family, especially her grandchildren, spoiling them as much as possible. She was a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim Driggers. She is survived by 6 children, Louis Driggers of Madison; Doris (Jeff) Harris of Madison; Carolyn Daugharty of Madison; Barbara Odom of Birmingham, AL; Leta Farrier of Madison and Dale (Ellen) Driggers of Tallahassee; 3 sisters, Imagene Staggs of Allons, Tenn.; Bonnie Phillips of Livingston, Tenn. and Illadean Gaskins of Nashville, Tenn., as well as 18 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.
Near-Earth asteroid 2005 YU55 will pass within 0.85 lunar distances from the Earth on November 8, 2011. The upcoming close approach by this relatively large 400 meter-sized, C-type asteroid presents an excellent opportunity for synergistic ground-based observations including optical, near infrared and radar data. The attached animated illustration shows the Earth and moon flyby geometry for November 8th and 9th when the object will reach a visual brightness of 11th magnitude and should be easily visible to observers in the northern and southern hemispheres. The closest approach to Earth and the Moon will be respectively 0.00217 AU and 0.00160 AU on 2011 November 8 at 23:28 and November 9 at 07:13 UT.
Discovered December 28, 2005 by Robert McMillan of the Spacewatch Program near Tucson Arizona, the object has been previously observed by Mike Nolan, Ellen Howell and colleagues with the Arecibo radar on April 19-21, 2010 and shown to be a very dark, nearly spherical object 400 meters in diameter. Because of its approximate 20-hour rotation period, ideal radar observations should include tracks that are 8 hours or longer on multiple dates at Goldstone (November 3-11) and when the object enters Arecibo’s observing window on November 8th.
Using the Goldstone radar operating in a relatively new “chirp” mode, the November 2011 radar opportunity could result in a shape model reconstruction with a resolution of as fine as 4 meters. Several days of high resolution imaging (about 7.5 meters) are also planned at Arecibo. As well as aiding the interpretation of the radar observations, collaborative visual and near infrared observations could define the object’s rotation characteristics and provide constraints upon the nature of the object’s surface roughness and mineral composition.
Since the asteroid will approach the Earth from the sunward direction, it will be a daylight object until the time of closest approach. The best time for new ground-based optical and infrared observations will be late in the day on November 8, after 21:00 hours UT from the eastern Atlantic and western Africa zone. A few hours after its close Earth approach, it will become generally accessible for optical and near-IR observations but will provide a challenging target because of its rapid motion across the sky.
Although classified as a potentially hazardous object, 2005 YU55 poses no threat of an Earth collision over at least the next 100 years. However, this will be the closest approach to date by an object this large that we know about in advance and an event of this type will not happen again until 2028 when asteroid (153814) 2001 WN5 will pass to within 0.6 lunar distances.