By Kristin Finney
Greene Publishing, Inc.
Goliath and BeBe’s world has an urgent request for the community. The team at Goliath and BeBe’s uses, on average, 800 pounds of dry dog food each week. This means that they are spending hundreds of dollars each month to feed their dogs, and hundreds more to feeds the other animals that they care for. There is a serious need for dry dog food at Goliath and BeBe’s.
They can also use donations of canned dog food. This is what they use to give the dogs medication and also to feed to the older dogs who cannot chew hard food. Brands do not matter for the dog food. There are drop off points all across the city of Madison. They are Madison Veterinarian Hospital, the Country Store and Harveys.
There is also a huge need for hay. Due to the drought, Goliath and BeBe’s is feeding their horses and other grazing animals hay. These animals normally graze the 45-acre property that the shelter is located on, but since there has been minimal rain this season, there is little grass for them to eat. Donations of hay can be made to Upholds Feed.
If someone wants to purchase hay or dog food from Upholds Feed in honor of Goliath and BeBe’s, all that they need to do is call Upholds Feed, give them their credit card information and let them know that they are purchasing this in donation to Goliath and BeBe’s world. People can also go into Upholds to purchase the hay or dog food.
The team at Goliath and BeBe’s would like to thank the community for their past, present and future support of the shelter/sanctuary. For those who have not heard of Goliath and BeBe’s, they are a dedicated, true no-kill animal rescue, shelter and sanctuary located on 45 acres in Madison County. They are currently providing a safe haven for approximately 300 animals, ranging from horses to chinchillas and everything in between.
To learn more or to make a direct donation to Goliath and BeBe’s, please visit their website at http://www.goliathandbebe.com. Donations can be made via their PayPal account found on their website. Checks/cash can be mailed to their mailing address which can be found on their website.
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By Kristin Finney
Music, fun, games and much more!
SPIRIT OF THE SUWANNEE MUSIC PARK, LIVE OAK, FLA – Want to have a fantastic July 4th this year enjoying music, bicycle riding, canoeing, swimming, playing games, cooking hot dogs and burgers on the grill and just having a great time? The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Live Oak, Fla has just such a weekend planned for you and your family!
Call for our special rates for the July 4th Get-a-Way which kicks off with the Mike Mullis Variety Show Friday, July 1, in the Music Hall, followed Saturday and Sunday night with the X-Hale Band rocking the rafters with country and Southern rock music. Saturday there will be free hot dogs and kids’ games along with other activities for our guests. You may want to rent a golf cart and check out the park’s 800 acres, fish a while in Rees Lake, play mini golf, disc golf or just kick back and take time to enjoy life doing absolutely nothing! Day admission for non-overnight guests will be $10 per carload on Saturday, July 2, to enjoy the festivities.
Outside our overnight guests will find a beautiful swimming pool to enjoy. Right next door is the ice cream shop with every flavor imaginable featuring sundaes, banana splits, milk shakes and more all with homemade ice cream! The Store of the Village is fully stocked with everything you’ll need for a camping weekend including soft drinks, food, mementos and more! And don’t forget to check out the crafts shops in our Crafts Village where you’ll also find our radio studio where Dr. Don can be found each Sunday afternoon broadcasting bluegrass music for your enjoyment!
Admission to the Music Hall Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights will be $5 per person with that $5 deducted from your evening’s tab.
The SOS Café and Restaurant will be open during this event and will have available the regular menu of delicious food and beverages at regular prices as well as weekend specials.
For more information about the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park, call us at 386-364-1683, email us at email@example.com or go to www.musicliveshere.com. You may also contact the SOSMP to inquire about any of the many exciting events coming up this year at the SOSMP such as the 311 Pow Wow, Blackwater Music Festival, Bear Creek Music and Art Festival and much, much more!
The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park is located at 3076 95th Drive 4.5 miles north of Live Oak, Fl off US 129 at the famous Suwannee River. The park is 4.5 miles south of Interstate 75 and 4.5 miles north of Interstate 10 off US 129. Keep an eye out for the SOSMP sign and white painted board fence!
Once again, I am compelled to address the desecration of our flag by those who do not comprehend the meaning of the U.S. flag. Our flag is the symbol of freedom and democracy in this country, and around the world. It epitomizes what our military personnel defend and rally around. It is sacred and must not be desecrated.
Unfortunately, the U.S. Supreme Court in 1989 ruled it is legal to desecrate the flag under the First Amendment of our Constitution’s right of free speech.
The U.S. House of Representatives will consider H. J. Res. 13 shortly, which prohibits the physical desecration of the flag. A parallel resolution, S.J. Res. 19, will go before the U.S. Senate in coming months. Two thirds majority votes in the House and Senate are required to put forward a constitutional amendment for ratification by the states.
Please contact your state representatives and senators and ask them to support these resolutions. Over 1,200,000 U.S. military personnel have died promoting freedom and democracy in the world, and our flag is the symbol that embodies their sacrifices.
We have to rally around the flag.
Donald A. Moskowitz
Submitted by Pat Lightcap
Those back legs were really working in digging a pit for some purpose on the shore of Lake Francis in downtown Madison. Maybe it is time for bring up another family of the shelled creatures that populate the local waterway. If you find one in this posture please try to not bother the work in progress.
NOTICE OF SPECIAL MEETING OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY
COMMISSIONERS OF MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA
NOTICE IS GIVEN that the Board of County Commissioners of Madison County, Florida will hold a special public meeting, to which all persons are invited to attend, as follows:
Date: June 29, 2011
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Place: The Board of County Commissioners Meeting Room, Room No. 107
Madison County Courthouse Annex
229 S.W. Pinckney Street
Madison, Florida 32340
Purpose: To consider and possibly act upon the response from the Army Corp of Engineers regarding the permit application to replace the CR150 bridge at the Little Aucilla River and allow the construction of a temporary bypass road around such bridge during construction and replacement.
To consider a possible amendment to the present Interlocal Agreement between the County, the Town of Greenville, the Town of Lee and the City of Madison to allow a portion of the proceeds of the Small County Surtax to be expended for Indigent Care within the County.
Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in any of the above meetings is asked to advise the Board at least 48 hours before the meeting by contacting Tim Sanders, Clerk, at Post Office Box 237, Madison, Florida 32341, telephone:(850) 973-1500. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the Clerk by calling 711.
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at such meeting he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
Posted on June 23, 2011. Board of County Commissioners of
Madison County, Florida
By: /s/ Tim Sanders
Tim Sanders, Clerk
District 5 (Taylor, Dixie, Madison, Lafayette)
Restrictions: Routine, Caution on low humidity and high dispersion.
- 95 acres appx 2.5 miles southwest of I-10/Suwannee River, Private Landowner
- 100 acres appx 2 miles west of Hwy 53/I-10, Private Landowner
- 50 acres near CR 253 West/Surles-Sale Lane, Private Landowner
Disclaimer: Open Burn Authorizations listed are as of 8:30 am on 03-11-2011. Any burn authorizations opened after 8:30 am will not be listed. This list does not include open pile burning authorizations. If you see or hear of any possible wildfire, please call 911 or your local Division of Forestry Office Immediately @ 850-838-2299 (# covers Taylor, Dixie, Madison, Lafayette)
By Lynette Norris
Greene Publishing, Inc.
After listening to concerns from citizens about past funding problems of the Madison County Memorial Hospital, the lack of sufficient transparency in its present dealings, and unforeseen changes to the new hospital, the County Commission voted no (4 to 1) on the interlocal agreement – at least until some adjustments are made concerning accountability, the sunshine law and public records requirements. Attorney Tom Reeves agreed to draw up the new agreement with the modifications and the Commission scheduled another meeting for Friday, March 11, at 5 p.m. to reconsider it.
Joe Todd was the first to speak to the issues of transparency and public records, saying that a lot of people were asking that the hospital publish the salaries of its employees. George Puliotte mentioned past funding problems with the hospital and the ever-increasing figures for costs of the project through the years; he also questioned the legality of the current contract, a “continuation of an old contract with the CRA” from 2000, which prevented the current project from going out for bids. “We probably could have gotten this a lot cheaper (with bidding),” he said, adding that he had been against the half-cent tax “from day one,” calling it an indigent surtax. “I’m against using government funds (for this project). We’ve broken the law and I think we need to start over.”
Tom Gniewek questioned how the new hospital was going to pay for itself when it was already going in the hole half a million dollars a year in spite of lay-offs and other cutbacks; the new facility would have to hire 13 new people in order to operate. “We should have something put in (the agreement) that we have access to their books to see if it’s viable.” Additionally, two-thirds of the beds in the new facility are now “swing beds” not critical care beds. “This is not what we signed up for…I don’t see any advantage over the building we have now.” Warren Irwin asked when the hospital had to begin making payments on the USDA loan, but no one seemed to know the exact date.
David Abercrombie responded that the hospital board meetings every Thursday were open to everyone, but that citizens were not taking advantage of this, and that hospital salaries not protected by contract were already public record. Furthermore, a hospital could not by law disclose everything. There were insurance issues and individual patient privacy rights that were exempt, and a private hospital was not subject to the same requirements as a public one would be, and to get the current hospital under the same requirements as a public hospital would mean changing the ownership, losing the corporate structure and losing the Critical Need Certification they now had.
Ben Harris also defended the hospital as already operating in the sunshine “pure and simple,” relating how his father had survived a massive heart attack in 1963 only because of the Madison Hospital’s proximity. For stroke victims and others, he added, time was also critical. “You know we need a hospital here.”
Addressing the hospital’s operating at a loss, he said, “We provided three million in indigent care last year. We were not reimbursed for that.”
The Commission, after a short discussion, voted against the interlocal agreement in its current form, and agreed to revisit the issue at the special meeting Friday, to hear the new version with a separate agreement addressing some of the concerns that had been voiced.