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Night of Miracles will be held this Saturday, Nov. 9, at 6 p.m. at Pinetta United Methodist Church. During the event, LifeSong will perform and Jacob Bembry, who clinically died on Dec. 8, 2011, will give his testimony about God healing him. Following the concert, there will be a book signing held in the churchs fellowship hall. Everyone is welcome. The event is free. Books will be available for $12. LifeSongs song, Miracle, based on Bembrys experience, will be available on a single CD. There will also be a t-shirt available with the lyrics to the song, Miracle, on the back. Pinetta United Methodist is located at 10344 NE Colin Kelly Highway in Pinetta. Sudden Death: Gods Overtime will be available at the book signing for $12. It is also available by mail from Jacob Bembry at P.O. Box 9334, Lee, FL 32059. Please add $3.99 shipping and handling or available on Amazon.comor on Bembrys website at Madison Man Celebrates The Holiday Season With $1 Million Prize Our 149th Year, Number Since 1865, Telling It Like It Is And Defending The Peasant's Right To Know Index2 Sections, 26 Pages Local WeatherViewpoints 2A From Page One3A Around Madison4-5A Veterans Day6-7A Homecoming8A Sports 9A Farm 10A Church/History11A Classied/ Legals1213A Health Guide Section BFriday, November 8, 2013 Madison, Florida By Lynette NorrisGreene Publishing, Inc.Even before Judge Bailey Browning and the Sheriffs Ofce gave the County Commissioners an update on how plans were going for increasing security at the courthouse, Deloris Jones spoke to the board during the public input section, urging them not to wait to implement the measures, but to move forward immediately, for the safety of the 16 women and four men who work there. Lets do whats right, she said. I know moneys tight, but if it will help protect someone and keep them safe, let it (the money) we wont have a broken heart later and say I wish we had. During the discussion that followed, Cindy Vees of the Chamber of Commerce also spoke in support of the new security measures. Epp Richardson of the Madison County Sheriffs Department said that he had met with the court clerk and put in another part-time position at the courthouses entrances to help monitor them, and hoped to eventually have a couple of full-time positions, according to what was feasible economically. Were taking baby steps, he said. Were going to ease into it and do what we can. Judge Bailey Browning, who rst proposed the measures at the Commissioners Oct. 16 meeting, said that the new measures would give the county a better return on the money being spent on the security already in place and make it much more effective. Now the ofcer on duty has to watch ve entrances, but after all the entrances are closed except the one facing Range Ave. and the handicapped entrance with the elevator, they can focus on only two entrances and do a much better job. The effective date of Brownings proposal is Jan. 1. The time line for the six or seven weeks leading up to then calls for notices posted on the courthouse doors ASAP, to let the public know what is coming down the pipe, and signage around the courthouse perimeter directing people to the West entrance. There will also be notices advising people that weapons of any kinds are forbidden and that backpacks and large bags may be subject to searches. Why they bring in those big backpacks is a mystery, said Browning. Maybe in the future theyll leave backpacks and big bags in the car. The irony about the current threat to courthouse safety is that it does not come from prisoners who will be brought in already shackled, but mainly from people who have no criminal record for example, people in tense domestic situations where marriages are dissolving and child custody rights are in dispute. Emotions run high in such situations where people feel helpless and angry, and such emotions can trump reason. Commissioner Clyde Alexander, mentioning Jones earlier appeal, asked if two halftime deputies would be enough. If its for the service of the residents of Madison County, Im for it, he said. The budget has to come into play. Browning replied,After presenting his new courthouse security proposals at a previous County Commission meeting, Judge Bailey Browning addressed the board again on Nov. 6 to get their decision on the matter. Page 5A Page 8A Page 8A Courthouse Security Taking Baby Steps ForwardGreene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Lynette Norris, November 6, 2013Deloris Jones asks that new courthouse security be put in place sooner rather than later, for the safety of all concerned.Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Lynette Norris, November 6, 2013The Florida Lottery announces that Julius Cook, 31, of Madison, claimed a $1 million top prize in the $1,000,000 SEASONS GREETINGS ScratchOff game at Florida Lottery headquarters in Tallahassee. The $10 Scratch-Off game, $1,000,000 SEASONS GREETINGS, launched last week on October 29. Cook chose to receive the winnings in a one-time, lump-sum payment of $703,029.35. He purchased his winning Scratch-Off ticket at Jiffy Food, located at 712 East Base Street in Madison. The retailer received a $2,000 bonus commission for selling the $1 million winning ticket. The $10 Scratch-Off game, $1,000,000 SEASONS GREETINGS, is one of ve themed Scratch-Off games the Lottery launched in October. The game features more than $30 million in total cash prizes, is available in three different eyecatching colors, and has overall odds of winning of one-in-3.41. Scratch-Off games are an important part of the Lotterys portfolio of games, comprising approximately 60 percent of ticket sales and generating more than $575 million for the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund (EETF) in scal year 2012-13. ABOUT THE FLORIDA LOTTERY The Florida Lottery is responsible for contributing more than $25 billion to education and sending more than 650,000 students to college through the Bright Futures Scholarship Program. The Florida Lottery reinvests nearly 98 percent of its revenue back into Floridas economy through prize payouts, commissions to more than 13,000 Florida retailers and transfers to education. Since 1988, Florida Lottery games have paid more than $40 billion in prizes and made more than 1,500 people millionaires. For more information, please visit Cook By Jacob BembryGreene Publishing, Inc. AVeterans Day celebration will be held Monday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m., at Madison County Community Bank. The program, presided over by Jerome Wyche, will begin with the playing of the National Anthem, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. A minister will deliver the invocation before a special selection is presented by Danny Graves. Ed Meggs will welcome everyone to the program before a patriotic selection, featuring the song God Bless the USA will be played. Jerry Chandler from American Legion Post 224 and Al Alexander from American Legion Post 195 will extend greetings before another patriotic selection by Danny Graves. Veterans and their families will be recognized following Graves selection. Julius Hackett will serve as the keynote speaker for the ceremony. Grilled hot dogs will be served following the program. Veterans Day Service Set For MondayBy Jacob BembryGreene Publishing, Inc. Lee Elementary School will be having their Fall Festival this Friday, Nov. 8. The festival will be held on the school grounds from 5-7 p.m. There are plenty of fun events for the children and tickets are on sale at the front ofce at the school. An exciting cake auction will be held at 6 p.m. At 7 p.m., one lucky (or, unfortunate?) staff member will have to kiss a pig. This is the one who raises the most money in a jar sitting in the front ofce. Go out and enjoy the Fall Festival at Lee Elementary School. Proceeds go to the Lee Elementary PTO. Lee Elementary Holding Fall Festival The nal meeting for the community Thanksgiving dinner is set for Thursday, Nov. 14, at 7 p.m. at Pine Grove Missionary Baptist Church. Help is needed to serve and to clean. Help is also needed with nances to bring this benevolent event to Madison County. For more information, please call Timmy Dyke at (850) 464-8107. Final Thanksgiving Planning Meeting Set Jacob Bembry, LifeSong To Hold Book Signing Please See Baby Steps On Page 3A


10/31 Wayne Clark King Out of county warrant Winfort Kardell Barfield Criminal registration Robert Ira Blake, Jr. Out of county warrant Jose Miguel Gotay Criminal registration 11/1 Heather Christine Miller Violation of injunction (domestic) Clifford Edgar Marshall Criminal registration Kenneth Adams, Jr. Criminal registration Elizabeth Elaine Cooper Criminal registration 11/2 Harry Townsend Frazier DUI Broderick Windell Monlyn, Jr. Criminal registration Stephen Dominico Carnley Driving while license suspended or revoked 11/3 Ronnie Everett Webb Child abuse (domestic violence), weapon Carney Delmario McCray Disorderly intoxication, resisting arrest without violence, introduction of contraband into a correctional facility, possession of marijuana less than 20 grams 11/4 Rudolph Marshall Criminal registration Isaac Charles Cooper Criminal registration Antonio Deonte Choice Criminal registration Justin Michael Bennett Criminal registration 11/5 Quinton Lamar Thompkins VOP Ronald Eugene Webb Writ of bodily attachment Calvin Jerome Bruton, Jr. VOP (circuit) Willie James McNair VOP (sale of cocaine) Meloise Fretta Boynton Criminal registration Demetrius Lee Kinsey VOP (circuit), VOP (felony petit theft)Viewpoints & OpinionsThe last sentence in my book, Sudden Death: Gods Overtime, reads, Keep walking, keep breathing and keep expecting miracles. It was a miracle that I was able to walk the week after I lay on the oor at Greene Publishing, Inc., clinically dead. I was not breathing, I had no blood pressure or pulse rate on December 8, 2011, but the very next week, I was able to stand, thanks to a miracle from God. While the call was Gods and it always will be as far as a date stamp on the day that I go meet Him in glory, there were people here helping Him. The miracle was that everyone was where they needed to be and had the skills and the equipment that they had. Only God could have kept me here though and in my book, I give Him glory, while also paying homage to my co-workers, Madison County EMS and the staff at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. On Saturday night, Nov. 9, at 6 p.m., at Pinetta United Methodist Church, I will give my testimony, LifeSong will give a concert and perform the song Miracle, which was inspired by my miracle. Following the service, I will be holding a book signing. Bryant Thigpen, from LifeSong, wrote the foreword to my book. I appreciate him. He, along with my family, my pastor and his family and some very dear friends, including Johnny Carroll, spent time at my bedside while I was in ICU, hooked to a ventilator. Bryant prayed for me one evening and told God, I need a miracle from You, Ive done all I can do. Those words inspired LifeSongs song, Miracle. If its God will, I will be sharing my testimony about His amazing healing power for a long time. In the mean time, I will keep walking, keep breathing and keep expecting miracles. 2AMadison Friday, November 8, 2013 Jacob BembryColumnist Information in the Jail Report is provided to Greene Publishing, Inc., by the Madison County Sheriffs Office. All people are considered innocent until proven guilty. Questions about people identified in the report should be directed to the MCSO at (850) 973-4001.Jail Report Conservative Corner Conservative CornerBy Ted YohoMadison County November brings a number of national observances; we all know Veterans Day and Thanksgiving, but one you may not be familiar with is National Diabetes Awareness Month. According to the American Diabetes Association, nearly 24 million children and adults in the United States are living with diabetes. Additionally, it is estimated that another 57 million people have pre-diabetes, a condition with elevated blood sugar levels which can lead to a future diagnosis of diabetes. Unmanaged, this chronic disease can have severe health consequences that can be very costly to families. Several years ago, the American Diabetes Association launched a campaign to gather support of Americans to confront, fight and most importantly prevent diabetes. During the month of November, the ADA encourages everyone to take action. Learn all you can about the disease and share information with others. If you are diabetic, learn the ABCs of care. A im for an A 1C test of 6.5%, B lood pressure should be 130/80 or under and keep your C holesterol in check. These three steps mean you see your doctor or health care provider on a regular basis. If you are a person who has been experiencing elevated blood sugar levels, you need to take action and follow the recommendations of your health care provider to reduce your risk. Starting with Thanksgiving and going through New Years Day, Americans do a lot of eating. Whether you are diabetic or not, following a sensible meal plan helps maintain healthy eating patterns during the holiday season and help syou maintain your present weight. Since food is a part of every holiday celebration, the ADA offer stips for people with diabetes to guide you through gatherings where food is served. Enjoy the party, but dont overdo it Plan to enjoy holiday celebrations and the food that is served. Try to eat about the same amount of carbohydrates that you normally would for a meal. If you plan to eat dessert, cut back on starchy foods and enjoy a small portion. Eat before you eat If you are diabetic, it is important to eat at regular times during the day. Plan on attending a meal or a party function that is later than your normal time to eat? Eat a small snack so you arent starved and your blood sugar doesnt get too low. Focus on reconnecting with family instead of food Put a portioned meal on your plate and then move away from the food to socialize. Removing yourself from the food service will keep you from overeating. Eat what you like Instead of worrying about what will be served when going to a meal function, offer to bring a dish that you know you and others will enjoy. If you just cant resist a dish or dessert, put a small portion on your plate and dont feel guilty. Remember portion control is your best strategy. Do your best to stay on track, but if you overindulge, get back on track the next morning. Include extra exercise, monitor your blood glucose levels and get back on track with your usual eating habits. The University of Florida Extension Madison County is an Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. It's National Diabetes Awareness MonthC o n g r e s s m a n Y o h o O n N a t i o n a l D e b t Here in Congress we talk about billions and trillions so often I think those words have lost all meaning. Programs are authorized and funds are appropriated, and these vast numbers are thrown around like they dont mean anything. Our debt is at $17 trillion dollars. That is $53,531 on every man, woman, and child in the country. That amount jumps to $148,000 for every taxpayer. Lets put that another way; if you paid one dollar, every second, it would take you over thirty years to pay one trillion dollars. Now multiply that by seventeen. Congress seems to have forgotten how large that amount actually is. The consequence is a larger government that consumes more and more of your hard-earned tax dollars. The larger the spending, the more we need to borrow. Both Republicans and Democrats are responsible in amassing this unimaginable amount of debt, and it will take both parties to fix it. However, eradicating our debt and deficits will take hard choices and even harder wills. The temptation to perpetuate the status quo is great. After all, it becomes easy to spend money when it isnt yours. Sadly, too often, that fact is forgotten. This money does not belong to the Federal government. It is yours. There are some in Congress who complain that the debt ceiling has become too controversial. My response is that it should be controversial. Raising our ability to borrow more money to satisfy our massive spending habit is a subject that should be given grave thought and rationale. Congress should pay the bills that the Federal government has accumulated, however, too few times is the question askedshould we have such a high tab to pay to begin with? I voted against the latest debt ceiling increase because there was not substantive action on our massive spending. Until we address that, we will be right back in the same place a few months from now. We have done nothing to tackle the underlying problemour massive spending. We can no longer treat the symptoms and not the disease. It is my hope in the coming months as we approach the next debt ceiling vote, Co ngress takes serious steps to cut our out-of-co ntrol spending. Our credit rating wasnt downgraded in 2011 because we failed to raise the debt ceiling. In fact, Congress raised it and the United States was downgraded anyway. Credit agencies point to our massive debt (and the failure to take steps to address it) as a problem that lead to our decreased status. The United States is the most heavily in debt AAA-rated country in the world. We dont change that by continually maxing out the governments credit card. We do that by cutting expenses and living within our means. Congress can do it. We just need to set aside partisan bickering and do what is right not only for ours, but untold future generations. I am committed to reducing spending and making hard decisions that may not be popular in the moment, but in the long run benefit everyone. Votes in Congress on the debt ceiling and fiscal issues will surely retake the spotlight in coming months. THE REPUBLICAN CLUB OF MADISON COUNTY Meets Monday, November 11, at noon at Shelby's Restaurant SPEAKER: DOUG BROWN, SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS EVERYONE WELCOME Paid for and approved by the Madison County Republican Executive Committee Keep Expecting Miracles Diann DouglasGuest Columnist Jacobs LadderM a d i s o n C o u n t y E x t e n s i o n S e r v i c e The MadisonEnterprise-Recorder PublisherEmerald GreeneSenior Staff WriterJacob BembryStaff WritersLynette Norris, Rose KleinGraphic DesignersTori Self, Steven Godfrey Advertising Sales RepresentativesJeanette Dunn, Shanna SwopeBookeeperBrooke KinsleyClassified and Legal AdsCheltsie KinsleyDeadline for classieds is Monday at 3 p.m.Deadline for legal advertisements is Wednesday at 5 p.m. There will be a $7 charge for affidavits.Circulation DepartmentSheree MillerSubscription Rates:In-County $35 Out-of-County $45 E-Edition $25 ($5 add on to existing subscription) (State & local taxes included)Since 1865 -Telling it like it is with honesty and integrity.The Madison The Madison Enterprise-Recorder Enterprise-RecorderMadison Recorder established 1865 New Enterprise established 1901 Consolidated June 25, 1908 Published weekly by Greene Publishing Inc., 1695 S SR 53, Madison, FL 32340. Periodicals postage PAID at Madison Post Ofce 32340. Publication No. 177.400. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to The Madison Enterprise-Recorder P.O. Drawer 772, Madison, FL 32341-0772.This newspaper reserves the right to reject any advertisement, news matter or subscriptions that, in the opinion of the management, will not be for the best interest of the county and/or the owners of this newspaper, and to investigate any advertisement submitted.All photos given to Greene Publishing Inc. for publication in this newspaper must be picked up no later than 6 months from the date they are dropped off. Greene Publishing Inc. will not be responsible for photos beyond said deadline.P.O. Box 772 Madison, FL 32341 1695 South SR 53 Madison, FL 32340 (850) 973-4141 Fax: (850) 973-4121 2013


Around Madison County4A Madison Friday, November 8, 2013 Community Calendar {November 8}Madison County Central School will be holding a Veterans Day program on Friday, Nov. 8, at 9 a.m. in the gym. They would like to invite all veterans to their honored guests. {November 9 and 16}The Lions Club is hosting its annual Turkey Shoot in front of Greene Publishing (State Road 53 at the yellow caution light) for the rst three Saturdays in November (there are two more left, so come on out!) from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Come on out, bring your friends, show off your target-shooting skills and win a frozen turkey for Thanksgiving. Shots are three dollars each, twelve shots to a round. Win your round. Win the turkey. Chips and drinks will also be on sale.{November 9}Ruth Rodgers will be on hand Saturday afternoon from 2-3:30 p.m. at the Madison County Public Library to sign copies of her book, Reparation.{November 9}Called A Night of Miracles, Jacob Bembry and recording artists LifeSong will hold a book signing and music concert at Pinetta United Methodist Church at 7 p.m. to unveil Jacob Bembrys new book, Sudden Death: Gods Overtime, which details his neardeath experience and miraculous recovery.{November 10}The Second Annual Belles and Buckshot Skeet Shoot will be hosted by the Junior Auxiliary of Madison County and will be held Sunday, Nov. 10, from 1-5 p.m. at Wally Davis ring range, located at 5757 NE Rocky Ford Road in Madison. The event is free to the community. Instruction and training will be available at the site. Bring your family, chairs, guns and ammo for a shooting good time. More info, call Katie at (850) 253-0262 or any Junior Auxiliary member. {November 10}Genesis Missionary Baptist Church, located at 2062 Colin Kelly Highway, will celebrate Rev. Oliver J. Bradleys rst anniversary as a pastor at 3 p.m. Special guest speaker will be Rev. Dr. Charlie Bareld. Special music provided by the Pineland Sanctuary Choir, under the direction of Brother Desmond Roberson. {November 10}A benet gospel sing to help with medical expenses for Allen McCormick will be held Sunday, Nov. 10, at 5 p.m. at the Lee Town Hall Pavilion. {November 13}Rev. Oliver Bradley, Veterans Service Ofcer for Madison and Jefferson Counties, will be the guest speaker at the 55 Plus Clubs November meeting, which takes place just a couple of days after Veterans Day. Accordingly, it will be all about remembering and honoring our military veterans, along with information about services available to veterans and their families. The Club meets at noon at the United Methodist Cooperative Center, on the corner of NE Dill Ave. and Colin Kelly Highway, near Hanson, about ve miles north of town, and includes a free lunch provided by Rocky Springs and Hanson United Methodist Churches. All interested seniors, 55 and older, are invited. There are no fees, dues or registrations of any kind. Everything is free, and you dont even need to make any reservations just bring an appetite, some friends, and be prepared to spend an enjoyable hour or so. For more information on the 55 Plus Club or if you need directions to the UMCC building, contact Coordinator Deborah Brown at (850) 929-4938.{November 10-13}Grace Presbyterian Church will hold its 23rd annual Fall Bible Conference with Dr. Gordon K. Reed bringing the messages. Services will be Sunday at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., and Monday Wednesday at 7 p.m. Please join in for any or all of the services. The church is located at 1200 N. Washington Street (Highway 53 North). FEED TIMESHow to use: The major and minor feeding times for each day are listed below. The major feeding times are the best for the sportsman and last about 2 hours, the minor feeding times can also have good success, but last only about 1 hour. Good luck and be careful out there. Major feed times are marked by an asterisk (*) The Week Of November 8 November 14, 2013 Friday November 8 *3:30 AM 9:40 AM *4:00 PM 10:20 PM Saturday November 9 *4:30 AM 10:45 AM *5:00 PM 10:20 PM Sunday November 10 *5:30 AM 11:30 AM *5:55 PM Monday November 11 12:10 AM *6:20 AM 12:30 PM *6:40 PM Tuesday November 12 12:55 AM *7:00 AM 1:10 PM 7:30 PM Wednesday November 13 1:40 AM *7:45 AM 1:55 PM *8:10 PM Thursday November 14 2:20 AM *8:30 AM 2:40 PM *8:50 PM Only 17% of individuals 55 and over say they are very confident they will have enough money to live comfortably throughout their retirement years. Worse, only 9% of those between ages 45 and 54 are very confident. Congress in 2001 passed a law that can help older workers make up for lost time. But few may understand how this generous offer can add up over time. The catch-up provision allow workers who over age 50 to make contributions to their qualified retirement plans in excess of the limits imposed on younger workers. H OW I T W ORKS Contributions to a traditional 401(k) plan are limited to $17,500 in 2013. Those who are over age 50or who reach age 50 before the end of the yearmay be eligible to set aside up to $23,000 in 2013. Setting aside an extra $5,500 each year into a tax-deferred retirement account has the potential to make a big difference in the eventual balance of the account. And, by extension, in the eventual income the account may generate. (See accompanying illustration.) C ATCH -U P C ONTRIBUTIONS AND THE B OTTOM L INE This chart traces the hypothetical balances of two 401(k) plans. The blue line traces a 401(k) account into which the maximum regular annual contributions are made each year, but no catch-up contributions. The green line traces a 401(k) account into which the maximum regular and full catch-up contributions are made each year. Upon reaching retirement at age 67, both accounts begin making payments of $4,000 a month. The hypothetical account without catch-up contributions will be exhausted by the time its beneficiary reaches age 83. Stacy Bush, President Bush Wealth Management The Bush Wealth Advantage C ATCH -U P C ONTRIBUTIONS Our column, The Bush Wealth Advantage is our way of giving back to the community with all sorts of insights, relevant news, and practical wealth planning strategies. 836371


By Rose KleinGreene Publishing, Inc.American Cancer Societys Relay for Life, the charitable fight against cancer event, had its official kick-off meeting last Tuesday at Shelbys Restaurant. The meeting started with a spaghetti supper from Shelby's and music from the band, MJB (Music Just Because). Ranee Williams and Nancy Taylor, the two co-chairs this year, started the meeting by introducing the Relays theme, The Stars Come Out At Night, A Hollywood Event. The theme name nods at the participants ending evening event, where all teams meet and stay awake all night, sunset to sunrise, walking and commemorating cancer survivors dark battle. The name is also word play on Hollywood movies and T.V. shows, using phrases such as, The Amazing RaceAgainst Cancer and Gone With The Cancer. Committee members were introduced and fundraising ideas discussed. The evenings highlight, albeit a sobering one, reinforced why Relay is so important. Melissa Goins, a Madison County resident, shared her emotional journey of being diagnosed with ovarian cancer while pregnant with her daughter, Addilyn, now seven months old. Although tears were present, there were also smiles and inspiration given as the group applauded Goins cancer remission and Addiylns presence. The meeting ended with stories of many of the participants personal experiences with cancer and lighting of the luminarias that represent those who lost their battle with cancer as well as those who survived. Relay for Life teams will be forming and holding fundraisers in an effort to raise money to fight cancer here in Madison County. The event will run until May 2014 when teams will hold the overnight vigil at Madison County High School. For more information on how the American Cancer Society fights cancer, you can go to the website To learn more about the event Relay For Life go to To get in touch with the Madison Relay for Life team, you can call Ranee Williams at (850) 673-8492.Around Madison CountyMadison Enterprise-Recorder 5A Friday, November 8, 2013 P e t O f T h e W e e k By Rose KleinGreene Publishing, Inc.Possum is the name of this three-month-old cutie at the Suwannee Valley Humane Society. He is a neutered mixed breed that is energetic and will appreciate a lot of exercise. He loves to be with people and would especially like a person of his own. If you think Possum would be a good match for you, he has had all of his shots and is ready to go home. If you would like more information on Possum or would like to visit the shelter, you can see him and other potential pets at the Suwannee Valley Humane Society, located at 1156 SE Bisbee Loop, Madison or call (850) 9719904.Meet MCCS Teachers Of The WeekBy Rose Klein Greene Publishing, Inc.The Madison County Central School and its students have started interviewing and electing Teachers of the Week. Selected students have a list of 13 questions they ask teachers, gaining information so they can highlight their amazing teachers. The rst teacher to be highlighted is Autumn Burnett, grades Kindergarten second. Burnett says she began teaching because she wanted to help make a difference in the community and to help students achieve their goals. She said her favorite part of teaching is watching the students get excited about learning. Burnett said her sister was the one who encouraged her to teach and is always there when she needs her. When answering questions about herself, she says she is hard working, likes challenges and is a peacemaker. Burnett also says she enjoys crafts and spending time with her family. The second teacher for the week is Katrina Aikens, grades third fth. Aikens has a long history in teaching. Her Mother, Grandmother, two sisters and several other relatives were all teachers. Her philosophy on teaching is that it helps to open a lot of minds so that children can learn a lot of life experiences. She also believes that, Knowledge is power and each child has to believe in themselves in order to be successful. Aikens was very involved when she attended school herself. In high school, she was an honor student, president of the student council, a clarinet player in band, part of a musical ensemble called the Manisco Singers, a member of Future Business Leaders of America and was on the journalism staff for four years. The last book she read was one she reads every day, the Bible. The nal teacher of the week is Megan Dickey, grades sixth eighth. She believes the difference between a good teacher and a great teacher is that a good teacher comes to work and teaches the students in order for them to learn, but a great teacher will teach to their fullest extent, which will cause the students to get excited about being there and looking forward to learning. The people she looks up to and wants to emulate is her parents because they were outstanding role models and only hopes to be half as good of a parent, wife and employee as they have shown her to be. Dickeys interests outside the school include spending time with her family and friends, watching sports and being outside, especially anywhere a body of water is involved.Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Rose Klein October 30, 2013Autumn Burnett is Kindergarten through second grades Teacher of the Week.Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Rose Klein October 30, 2013Megan Dickey is sixth through eighth grades Teacher of the Week.Photo SubmittedKatrina Aikens is the third fth grades Teacher of the Week. chris.dixon@ringpow 407.466. Chris Dixo .com sina@ringpower 09.4162 Advanced Weather Spotter Training OfferedThe Madison County Emergency Management Ofce is offering Advanced Weather Spotting Training on Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 7 p.m., at the Madison County Emergency Operations Center located at 1083 SW Harvey Greene Dr., in Madison. The Advanced Spotter Course, designed for individuals who have a signicant interest in meteorology beyond just observing and reporting signicant weather events. Advanced topics discussed include wind shear, radar meteorology, and storm structure, again, this class is offered on Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 7 p.m. at the EOC. This class will also be a time to ask questions of our Amateur Radio Emergency Services Group about what they do and how they assist the county during times of emergency and disaster. Any questions, please call (850) 973-3698. R e l a y F o r L i f e K i c k s O f f M a d i s o n 2 0 1 4 Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Rose Klein, October 29, 2013The nights speaker, Melissa Goins, and daughter, Addilyn, are all smiles for the camera at the Relay for Life Kick-Off.Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Rose Klein, October 29, 2013Nancy Taylor, one of the evenings co-chairs, stands beside Madisons Relay for Life theme board as she addresses the evenings participants.Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Rose Klein, October 29, 2013Ranee Williams, standing in the background, speaks to the Relay Crowd at Shelbys Restaurant.


6A Madison Enterprise Recorder Madison Enterprise Recorder 7A Friday, November 8, 2013 Friday, November 8, 2013 VFW And Ladies Auxiliary To Host Banquet And Talent Show By Jacob Bembry Greene Publishing, Inc. The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 251 and Ladies Auxiliary will host a Fridays Best Banquet program and talent show for Veterans Day on Friday evening, Nov. 8, at Greenville Elementary School. The Honorable John R. Nelson, Sr., chairman of the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners, will emcee the program. The event will begin with the presentation of colors by VFW Post 251 before the invocation and blessing of the food by Rev. Alonzo Fudge, pastor of New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church. The Pledge of Allegiance will be recited before Dabra Lofton performs the National Anthem. Ulyssees Robinson will welcome everyone to the banquet before Herman Johnson, keynote speaker, will be introduced. Before Johnsons speech, the St. Tabernacle Youth Group from Monticello will perform. Food will be served after Johnson speaks and the talent show will immediately follow the evening meal. The talent show will feature Kimberly Thomas, creative dance, a Martin Luther King, Jr. speech and the Rapper. Judges will be Renetta Parrish, VeEtta Hagan, Christine McClain, Angie Bolden and Reshaunda Nelson. Awards will be given to the winners of the talent show before closing remarks are made. Third Annual Greenville Veterans Day Program Slated For November 9 By Jacob Bembry Greene Publishing, Inc. The third annual Greenville Veterans Day Program will be at the Haffye Hayes Park at the Ray Charles Memorial on Saturday, Nov. 9, beginning at 10:30 a.m. The program will begin with a processional of patriotic music, as the Honorable John R. Nelson, Sr., will Past District 2 Commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), and current chairman of the Jefferson County Board of Commissioners, will emcee the event. Jefferson County VFW Post 251 will present the colors and the U.S. service ags for the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines and Coast Guard. An invocation will be given, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. Cindy Vees, executive director of the Chamber of Commerce, will sing the National Anthem before the posting of the colors by Jefferson County VFW Post 251. The Honorable Kovacherich Arnold, mayor of Greenville, will welcome everyone to the occasion before greetings from Madison and Jefferson County ofcials. Keynote speaker Lt. Col. Stewart McKival will deliver his address before local heroes Major Cobb, Jr., (U.S. Army, Korean Conict), and Willis Brown, (U.S. Army, World War II) are honored. Sharon Cone will perform Taps before closing remarks and the retiring of the colors by VFW Post 251. The event will close with the song God Bless America and a benediction. Veteran Services Officer To Speak At 55 Plus Club On Nov. 13 tBy Lynette Norris Greene Publishing, Inc.Rev. Oliver Bradley, pastor of Genesis Missionary Baptist Church and Veterans Service Ofcer for both Madison and Jefferson Counties, will be the guest speaker at the 55 Plus Clubs November meeting. The meeting, which takes place two days after Veterans Day, will be all about remembering and honoring our military veterans. Bradley will also be telling folks about the services in this area that are available to veterans and their families living in Madison County. The 55 Plus Clubs meeting this month is Nov. 13 at noon, at the United Methodist Cooperative Center, on the corner of NE Dill Ave. and Colin Kelly Highway, near Hanson, about ve miles north of town. The 55 Plus Club is an outreach ministry of the United Methodist Cooperative Ministry, and is free and open to any interested seniors 55 and older. UMCM hosts the meetings and provides guest speaker, while the lunch is provided by each of the eight Co-op member Methodist churches on a rotating basis. The club meets every second Wednesday of the month at noon. All interested seniors, 55 and older, are invited to come on out and enjoy good food and informative, interesting presentations each month. There are no fees, dues or registrations of any kind. Everything is free, and you dont even need to make any reservations just bring an appetite, some friends, and be prepared to spend an enjoyable hour or so. For more information on the 55 Plus Club or any of the co-ops other outreach ministries, or if you need directions to the UMCC building, contact Coordinator Deborah Brown at (850) 929-4938. Veterans Day 2013 W e s a l u t e t h e m e n a n d w o m e n t h a t h a v e s e r v e d a n d c o n t i n u e t o s e r v e o u r C o u n t r y T h a n k y o u f o r o u r f r e e d o m H a p p y V e t e r a n s D a y Madison Bottling Plant Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Rose Klein November 6, 2013Madison Health and Rehabilitation Center celebrates Veterans Day with their residents. Shown with plenty of American ags and smiles are the centers veterans sitting from left to right, Richard Dean, William Salisbury, George McCormick, Billy Collins, Warren Little, Leo Holden, Ray Evans (standing), James Mann, Charles McDonald and Auzzie Norman. Not pictured are Willie Houston, George Osborne and Henry Merritt. Madison Health And Rehab Celebrates Veterans Day By Rose Klein Greene Publishing, Inc.Lake Parks veterans celebrated Veterans Day with a picture and stories of some of their memories in the service. Time spent serving in the military ranged from two years to 15 years and almost all branches of service were represented. Residents who participated served in the Army, Marines and Navy. George Shea was emotional when he spoke of his time in the Navy. Guy Hall, who served the longest, was in the Army and vividly remembers Pearl Harbor. Clarence Thomas was a Captain in the Army and received a Bronze Star that he earned in the Vietnam War, after being shot in the head and back while in a helicopter. James Reeves was a Military Policeman in the Army and Willie McQuay served stateside in the Marines. Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Rose Klein November 6, 2013After recounting stories, the veterans pose for a picture; sitting left to right are Willie McQuay, George Shea, James Reeves, Clarence Thomas and Guy Hall. Not shown is David Voutour. Lake Park Of Madison Remembers Their Veterans


Around Madison County8AMadison Friday, November 8, 2013 MCHS Homecoming Parade By Rose KleinGreene Publishing, Inc.Madison County High School had their Homecoming parade last Friday and drew a crowd of towns people and supporters that started behind ONeals Restaurant, lined up down Base Street and extended halfway down Range Avenue. The parade kickedoff with Madisons police, re and forestry departments vehicles with their lights and sirens blasting, which could be heard well before they were seen. Greenvilles re and ambulance vehicles chimed in close behind. The following procession was made up of vehicles topped with princesses and queens of all ages, school clubs and groups, horses, oats and tractors. The parade is held to celebrate the high schools homecoming day of football and generates a lot of excitement and participation within the Madison County community. The Cowboys did have a lot to celebrate that evening as they won the game against Fernandina Beach, 35 to 7. Greene Publishing, Inc. Photos By Rose Klein November 1, 2013


SportsMadison Enterprise-Recorder 9A Friday, November 8, 2013 ACA Middle School Boys Basketball Schedule ReleasedBy Fran Hunt Greene Publishing, Inc. The schedule for the Aucilla Christian Academy middle school boys basketball team has been released. The boys man the hardwood Nov. 11 at 5 p.m., against Madison Academy, home; Holy Comforter Episcopal, Nov. 14 at 5 p.m., home; Highland Christian, Nov. 19 at 5 p.m., away; North Florida Christian, Nov. 26 at 3:30 p.m., home; and Madison Academy, Dec. 3 at 5:30 p.m., away. Action continues against Munroe, Dec. 5 at 3:30 p.m., home; Mayo, Dec. 6 at 5 p.m., home; Mayo, Dec. 9 at 6 p.m., away; Munroe, Dec. 10 at 5 p.m., away; and wrapping up the season, North Florida Christian, Dec. 13 at 3:30 p.m., home. Playing for the young Warriors are Ayush Patel, Brandon Bates, Dilyn Stowers, Jake Freeland, Joe Walton, Levi Stafford, Ryan Jackson, and Timothy Finlayson.ACA Varsity Boys Basketball Schedule ReleasedBy Fran Hunt Greene Publishing, Inc. The schedule has been released for the Aucilla Christian Academy varsity boys basketball team. The Warriors man the hardwood against Florida High, Nov. 12 at 5:30 p.m., away; John Paul II, Nov. 14 at 5:30 p.m., home; Highland Christian, Nov. 19 at 7:30 p.m., away; FAMU, Nov. 21 at 7:30 p.m., home; Franklin County, Jan. 22 at 7:30 p.m., away; Georgia Christian, Nov. 25 at 8 p.m., away; and Escambia Charter, Nov. 26 at 7:30 p.m., away. Action continues against Brookwood, Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m., away; Robert F. Munroe, Dec. 5 at 7:30 p.m., home; Lafayette, Dec. 9 at 7:30 p.m., home; FAMU, Dec. 10 at 7:30 p.m., home; Escambia Charter, Dec. 13 at 7:30 p.m., home; and Lafayette, Dec. 16 at 7:30 p.m., away. The new year sees the Warriors manning the hardwood against Highland Christian, Jan. 7 at 7:30 p.m., John Paul II, Jan. 10 at 7:30 p.m., away; Georgia Christian, Jan. 13 at 7:30 p.m., Branford, Jan. 16 at 7:30 p.m., home; Robert F. Munroe, Jan. 17 at 7:30 p.m., away; Branford, Jan. 21 at 7:30 p.m., Franklin County, Jan. 23 at 7:30 p.m., home; John Paul II, Jan. 24 at 7:30 p.m., home; Maclay, Jan. 28 at 7:30 p.m., home; and wrapping up the regular season, Tallavana Christian, Jan. 30 at 7:30 p.m., away. Playing for the Warriors are Braden Mattingly, Brandon Holm, Carson Nennstiel, Casey Demott, Eric Hutsell, Ricky Finlayson, Seth Wiles, Shawn Blue, Steven Trest, Timothy Burrus, and Zack Arceneaux.


Farm10AMadison Friday, November 8, 2013Conservation Assistance And Funding Applications Being Accepted Apply Before November 15, 2013Now is the time for farmers, ranchers and other agricultural producers to visit their local USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) office to receive more information and apply for conservation technical assistance and possible funding opportunities. NRCS offices across the country, including those in Florida, are resuming work with farmers and ranchers to implement conservation activities. All offices are open and are working to address the backlog of requests expediently. If you are interested in conservation assistance you should visit with our staff as soon as possible, said Assistant State Conservationist for Financial Programs, Jeffrey Woods. Our agency is able to proceed with implementation of several conservation programs, including the Environmental Quality Incentives Program and the Conservation Stewardship Program. Florida NRCS has established Nov. 15, as the application cutoff date for consideration for Federal Fiscal Year 2014 funds for these two programs. The Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) is a conservation program that provides financial and technical assistance to farmers and ranchers who face threats to soil, water, air, and related natural resources on their land. Through EQIP, NRCS develops contracts with agricultural producers to voluntarily implement conservation practices. Persons engaged in livestock or agricultural production and owners of non-industrial private forestland are eligible for the program. The Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) is available on Tribal and private agricultural lands and non-industrial private forest land. CSP encourages producers to address resource concerns in a comprehensive manner by undertaking additional conservation activities; and improving, maintaining, and managing existing conservation activities. Applications received after Nov. 15 will be considered for future funding periods. Authority to enroll acres in several other programs, including the Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP), expired on Sept. 30, 2013, due to the expiration of the Farm Bill. Additional information on NRCS, conservation assistance, and programs is available on its website at or at your local USDA NRCS Office. In Madison County, contact Jazelle Jusino, District Conservationist, (850) 973-6595 Ext.3 for more information. USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer and lender. To file a complaint of discrimination, write to USDA, Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Stop 9410, Washington, DC 20250-9410, or call toll-free at (866) 632-9992 (English) or (800) 877-8339 (TDD) or (866) 377-8642 (English Federal-relay) or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish Federal-relay). Florida Farm Bureau Chief Executive Is Re-electedJohn Hoblick, a Volusia County fern grower, was re-elected to a twoyear term as president of Florida Farm Bureau Oct 25. Voting delegates selected him unanimously at the organizations annual meeting in Ponte Vedra Beach. I am honored to have been selected again for this position by our Farm Bureau members, Hoblick said. I look forward to another period of great success for the largest agricultural organization in our state. Hoblick has served in the post since 2006. Under his leadership Florida Farm Bureau earned the American Farm Bureaus 2012 Pinnacle Award as the best state Farm Bureau in its membership group. Florida Farm Bureau is the Sunshine States largest general agricultural organization with more than 147,000 member-families representing Farm Bureaus in 60 counties. Membership provides a multitude of benets and you dont have to be a farmer to be a member of Florida Farm Bureau. Photo Submitted John Hoblick and his wife, Kara, enjoy a light moment at the 2013 Florida Farm Bureau Annual Meeting.


Madison Enterprise-Recorder 11A Friday, November 8, 2013Church/Turn Back Time Buried TreasuresWay Back When AtMadison First Baptist ChurchSubmitted By Judy PhillipsGuest ColumnistNovember 12, 1943 Marine Corps Capt. Dale M. Leslie, son of L.E. Leslie of Madison, has been awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for heroism and extraordinary achievement in the Solomon Islands. Capt. Leslie already holds the Navy Cross. First Lt. Marion Moore of Rock Hill, S.C., was a visitor in Madison with his brother, Patrolman Simmie Moore, and family. Lt. Moore was overseas seven months and has a distinguished record in the campaign all the way from Casablanca into Italy. Mrs. C.F. Bembry and Mrs. J.R. Grier of Greenville were visitors in town Saturday. Sim Bess was found guilty at an inquest held Sunday morning in the unjustifiable homicide of Alberta Smith, wife of Will Smith, of West Farm, and was arrested on a murder charge and is in the Madison County Jail. Bess was said to be drunk and causing a disturbance with his sister when Alberta intervened and Bess grabbed her around the neck and cut her throat with his knife. November 6, 1953 Mrs. R.S. Carver has an Irish setter mother dog with 14 puppies. The pups were 10 days old Wednesday and all were still living. Gene Phillips and his orchestra will play for the Shrine Dance Thanksgiving night at the Womans Club, announces Jake Wexler, chairman. County Ranger V.A. Webb announces that the Florida Forest Service is now available for pre-suppression fire line plowing for the citizens of Madison County. Windows rattled from Madison Co. as far away as Blakely, Ga., Sunday afernoon, the day after Halloween. This gave rise to the belief that an earthquake had taken place. It was later decided that Air Force bombs and the roar of jet planes at Eglin Field crashing the sound barrier had caused the trembling over a wide area in three states. November 8, 1963 Sheriff Moore reports that $425 was stolen from the office safe at Madison High School Thursday afternoon and $23 was stolen from the North Florida Junior College dressing rooms Wednesday and Thursday of last week. Miss Mary Kay and Billy Burnette of FSU were weekend guests of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Burnette. Rev. Bernard S. Brown will conduct a revival at the Madison Assembly of God, Nov. 10-17. Special singing begins at 7:30 p.m. each evening. Rev. Clyde Bowers is the pastor. Fire Sunday morning, about nine oclock, destroyed the home and all contents, of Mutt Barber. The home was located in the Conway Quarters. It was not known how the fire started, but it had gained considerable headway before it was discovered. Our time of praise included Today is the Day and You are Worthy. Hymns included Praise to the Lord, the Almighty and To God be the Glory. The full orchestra played the offertory. The Churchs One Foundation was just beautiful. The Worship Choir did an updated version of the old hymn, Oh Happy Day. Beth Carey, Danielle Fries and David Fries were a featured trio. As an intro to the sermon, Bro. Gabe talked about his children, and all of us for that matter,wanting to do some things for rewards or in the case of children, candy. Thus the title of the sermon was Where You Gonna Get Your Candy? It was from Matthew 6:1-4, Take heed that you do not do your charitable deeds before men, to be seen by them. Otherwise you have no reward from your Father in heaven. Therefore, when you do a charitable deed, do not sound a trumpet before you as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory from men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. But when you do a charitable deed, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, that your charitable deed may be in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will Himself reward you openly. Previously Jesus had been saying, but I say unto you. Now He says, take heed or pay attention. Pay attention that your charitable deeds are done for Gods glory and not your own. Otherwise, no candy or reward. In Jesus day sounding the trumpet was a way of communicating that a fast was about to begin. Apparently some folks would follow along behind the trumpet letting all see their charitable deeds. Verse two says thats all the reward these folks will receive. But when you Believers, do a charitable deed do it so quietly that no one else even knows you are doing it. It should be done in secret so that only the Father sees it and rewards you openly. And remember that reward will be given in Heaven as stated with assurance in verse four. We welcome Dr. Mike Miller and his wife Jan, and Jan Ledsome to our forever family. Bro. Mike is serving as Director of Missions for Middle Florida Baptist Association and his wife is the secretary. Jan Ledsome has been a part of our family for a while and came by statement. Tuesday, Nov. 12 ~ 10 a.m. Just Older Youth choir We will visit Madison Nursing Center. Tuesday, Nov. 12 WMU Rally ~ Pine Grove Baptist ChurchThe program will begin at 10 a.m. with lunch to follow. We will be dedicating all the shoeboxes from the Middle Florida Baptist Association. GOOD NEWS CLUBSWe have two clubs in our local schools. The Madison County Central School Club meets on Tuesday at 2:45 p.m. The Pinetta Elementary School Club meets on Thursday at 3:15 p.m. Leaders share the Good News of Christ through song, prayer, fellowship and a Bible story each week during the school year. The Thanksgiving parties for these clubs are Nov. 19 and 21t. If you would like to furnish refreshments for either of these groups, please contact Carol Bynum at 971-7246. There will be no club meetings on Nov. 26 or 28. Wednesdays Schedule: 5:30 p.m. ~ AWANA, 6 p. m. ~ The Youth and College Group, 6:30 p.m. Prayer Meeting, 7:30 p.m. ~ Worship Choir rehearsal, and 8:15 p.m. ~ Christmas Choir Rehearsal. If you have questions about any of the announcements or prayer concerns, the church staff is ready to serve you. The church office hours are 8:30 a.m 4:30 p.m., Monday Friday. The office phone number is 973-2547 or you can reach the church secretary by email at We also have a website,, that is regularly updated. Our pastor can be reached at Jim Carey, our music minister can be reached at The church office will be closed on Monday, Nov. 11 in honor of Veterans Day. Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule: Please note the office will be closed November 2729. There will be no Wednesday night activities on November 27. SUNDAY NIGHTS @ FIRST .. Our evening service @ First begins at 5 p.m. This will allow us the opportunity to share in praise, worship, and the Word from 5 until 5:45 p.m. Then from 5:45 until 7:30 p.m. a variety of class options will be available to grow your faith. For ADULTS three different classes will be offered. Experiencing God -13 weeks Led by Andrea Krell Cost $16 When Gods People Pray 6 weeks Led by LaVerne Deckard Cost $11 Divorce Care 13 weeks Led by Bro. Gabe, Ann McLeod, and Shelly Smith Cost $15 This is a class for those experiencing separation, divorcees or those going through a divorce. All sessions stand alone, so you can join any one at anytime. Call the church office at 9732547 to register for these classes so books will be available for you. Please make checks payable to FBC Madison for your class book with the name of the course in the memo. The YOUTH, grades 6-8, will have an opportunity to study the Book of James led by Amy Kendrick and Dave Deckard. For HIGH SCHOOL, 9-12 grades, through COLLEGE/CAREER age folks Melanie Parks, Ray Pike and Ansley Rogers will be leading a study entitled Forgotten God. The CHILDREN will also have special places. The Preschool Choir, ages 3-6 will be taught by Beth Carey and Carol Bynum. Jim Carey, Martha Beggs, and Thelma DeHart will lead the Childrens Choir for those in first-fifth grades. And of course, a Nursery will be provided for those babies through age two. Dinner will be served from 7-7:30 p.m. for preschool through college. No matter your age or where you are in your walk with Christ, there is a place for you SUNDAY NIGHTS @ FIRST! God is doing awesome things! Join us this week for Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. where we have classes for nursery through senior adults. Worship begins at 11 a.m. when we will honor the Lord with songs of praise, prayers, offerings, and the spoken word. OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD SHOE BOX DEDICATIONSunday, Nov. 10 during the morning worship service. You still have time to fill your box before Sunday! Please join us. In the meantime remember, When you do a charitable deed, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing. Taken from the November 26, 1997 edition of the Madison County Carrier


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PAGE 11 Friday, November 8, 2013 Madison Enterprise-Recorder 13A All Legals are posted on line at and at L e g a l s NEPA/S106 PUBLIC NOTICE Cellco Partnership and its controlled afliates doing business as Verizon Wireless (Verizon Wireless) proposes to build a 260' self-support Communications Tower. Anticipated lighting application is medium intensity dual red/white strobes. The Site location is in the vicinity of SW CR 14, Greenville, Madison County, FL, 32331, at Latitude N30-18-53.716, Longitude W83-33-57.793. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Antenna Structure Registration (ASR, Form 854) ling number is A0862553. ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS Interested persons may review the application ( by entering the ling number. Environmental concerns may be raised by ling a Request for Environmental Review ( and online lings are strongly encouraged. The mailing address to le a paper copy is: FCC Requests for Environmental Review, Attn: Ramon Williams, 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC 20554. HISTORIC PROPERTIES EFFECTS Public comments regarding potential effects on historic properties may be submitted within 30 days from the date of this publication to: Virginia Janssen, Principal Archaeologist, Dynamic Environmental Associates, Inc., 3850 Lake Street, Suite C, Macon, GA 31204, (877) 968-4787, Re: 2130900811/8 NOTICE OF CHANGE OF REGULAR MEETING DATE CITY COMMISSION MADISON, FLORIDA The regular scheduled Commission meeting for the City of Madison has been changed and will be held Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. in the Commission Room at City Hall, Madison, Florida. Any person who decides to appeal any decision made by the Commission with respect to any matter considered of such meeting will need a record of the proceedings, and that for such purpose, he or she may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is based.11/8 11/8, 11/15 11/8, 11/15


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By Rose Klein Greene Publishing, Inc. In last months Health and Wellness Guide, an article ran on depression and how it affected seniors. This month, the newspaper is taking the topic of depression and addressing it on the local level by highlighting one of the services located here in Madison County. The Apalachee Center located on Sumatra Avenue in Madison is part of a system that originated and served in Leon County in 1948 and today serves all eight counties in the Big Bend Area that includes: Leon, Franklin, Gadsden, Jefferson, Liberty, Madison, Taylor and Wakulla. It is a community mental health center that cares for persons suffering from emotional and psychiatric issues and substance abuse. Their services cover residential care, in-patient and out-patient and addresses all mental health issues from mild to severe depression to kids diagnosed with ADHD to paranoid-schizophrenic individuals. Specific services offered to individuals, over six years of age, and families are psychiatric services, psychotherapy and case management. Dr. Jay Reeve, President and Chief Executive Officer at the Apalachee Center in Tallahassee, says everybody experiences symptoms of depression at one time or another, and usually describes themselves as feeling sad or blue. Most times those feelings are situational, says Reeve, such as the death of a loved one or the end of a relationship. He says if these feelings of situational sadness continue for a longer period of time, two to three weeks, the depression is considered major or clinical. Clinical depression is characterized by signs of persistent sadness, low appetite, weight loss or weight gain and sleeping more or less than usual. Reeve says a big warning sign for clinical depression is the individuals interference in functioning, disengaging in activities such as hanging out with friends, extra-curricular activities and ending work or personal relationships. The causes of depression can vary. Depression can be triggered from traumatic events, chronic pain or even genetics, but Reeve says the clinically depressed seem to have one underlying personality trait; pessimism. Common attitudes of those clinically depressed tend to have a lot of negative self-talk, such as Im worthless or Im inept. These attitudes can be changed with treatment. Dr. Reeve said the most important part of treatment is actually seeking help, but after that fearful step has been taken, there are many avenues to take in getting better. Reeve says, We have a lot that works today and have a good success record in treating depression. There are numerous medications today: SSRIs, mood stabilizers, even drugs specifically for anxiety. Apalachee also uses treatment called Talk Therapy, which can be used either one on one or in a group setting. He says a combination of both has proven to be the most successful. Dr. Reeve does stress that when dealing with depression, no matter the method of treatment, it should be sought, because if left untreated a psychosis could emerge, which can lead to the necessity of anti-psychotic drugs. Depression has become the common cold of psychiatry and SSRIs have changed the field by decreasing the stigma of depression and more people are willing to talk about it and be more open, which has lead to higher success rates, says Reeve. I believe depression belongs in the same category of other illnesses; instead of putting it in its own little corner, as if its different than other types of illnesses. The Apalachee Center helps about 6,000 clients annually across the Big Bend region. If one is considering seeking treatment and would like to contact Apalachee, please call the local office here in Madison at (850) 973-5124. 2013 Health & Wellness 4B Madison Enterprise-Recorder Friday, November 8, 2013 The Apalachee Center -Help For Depression In Madison CountyPhoto SubmittedDr. Jay Reeve holds a PhD in Clinical Psychology and practiced in the psychology field for 20 years before switching to administration and beco ming The Apalachee Centers President and Chief Executive Officer.


From the Desk of Sheila Hinton, Community Health Nursing Director Florida Department of Health in Madison County (850) 973-5000 According to the Centers for Disease Control you can prevent or delay type 2 diabetes by learning your risk factors and making lifestyle changes. If you don't live with it yourself, then it's likely you have a family member or friend who does. Diabetes affects 26 million Americans, with 19 million people diagnosed and seven million undiagnosed. And an estimated 79 million American adults age 20 years or older have prediabetes, which puts them at high risk for developing the disease. This November during National Diabetes Month, ask yourself if you're at risk of type 2 diabetes and take steps to prevent it. Diabetes is a disease in which blood glucose levels are above normal. Most of the food we eat is turned into glucose, or sugar, for our bodies to use for energy. The pancreas, an organ that lies near the stomach, makes a hormone called insulin to help glucose get into the cells of our bodies. When you have diabetes, your body either doesn't make enough insulin or can't use its own insulin as well as it should. This causes sugar to build up in your blood. The most common type of diabetes is called type 2 diabetes, which was previously called noninsulin-dependent diabetes mellitus or adultonset diabetes, may account for about 90 percent to 95 percent of all diagnosed cases of diabetes. Pre-diabetes is an elevated blood glucose level that is not quite high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes, but is higher than normal. One in three American adults has pre-diabetes, and most do not even know they have it. Many people with prediabetes who do not lose weight or do moderate physical activity will develop type 2 diabetes within three years. Diabetes can cause serious health complications including heart disease, blindness, kidney failure, and amputations of the foot, toe or leg. Diabetes is the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. You are at increased risk for developing pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes if you: Are 45 years of age or older. Are overweight. Have a family histo- ry of type 2 diabetes. Are physically active fewer than three times per week. Ever gave birth to a baby that weighed more than 9 pounds. Ever had diabetes while pregnant (gestational diabetes). Regular physical activity can significantly reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is associated with obesity. Lifestyle changes including good nutrition and regular exercise reduced the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58 percent in people with pre-diabetes. You don't have to do this alone. Prevent or delay type 2 diabetes today by learning about its risks and making lifestyle changes with a group in your community. For more information call the Florida Department of Health in Madison and ask for Chelsey McCoy at (850) 973-5000, extension 119. 2013 Health & Wellness Madison Enterprise-Recorder Friday, November 8, 2013 5B November Is National Diabetes Awareness Month


6B Madison Enterprise-Recorder Friday, November 8, 2013 2013 Health & Wellness C o v e n a n t H o s p i c e H o s t s F i r s t P u m p k i n C a r v i n g / D e c o r a t i n g C o n t e s t Story Submitted Halloween brings out the kid in everyone! Covenant Hospice hosted its Inaugural Pumpkin Decorating Contest in Madison at Lake Park of Madison Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center on Oct. 31. Several local facilities and health care pro viders participated: Madison Nursing and Rehabilitation, Madison County Memorial Hospital and Crosswinds Health and Rehabilitation Center of Greenville. The residents and staff of Lake Park of Madison helped with judging all the wonderful entries a difficult job, but eventually they chose the three top winners. 1st Place: Lake Park of Madison Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center 2nd Place: Cross winds Health and Rehabilitation Center of Greenville. 3rd Place: Mad ison Health and Rehabilitation Center Photo SubmittedAmong several entries in the Covenant Hospice Pumpkin Decorating Contest, these three stood out (left to right): bandaged like a mummy, the entry from Madison Health and Rehabilitative Center wrapped up third place; with a tall pointy hat and striped stockings, Lake Park of Madisons bewitching first place entry takes center stage; on the right, a trio of cute kittens make this pumpkin from Crosswinds Health and Rehabilitative Services a paws-itively purr-fect choice for second place.


2013 Health & Wellness Madison Enterprise-Recorder Friday, November 8, 2013 7B To Vaccinate Or Not To Vaccinate? By Amber Houston Greene Publishing, Inc. While flu season doesnt start until October, kids are going back to school and subsequently passing around illnesses. So everybody is asking: To get a flu vaccine or not to get a flu vaccine--that is the question! The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that almost everyone get a flu shot, with very few exceptions. Children younger than six months of age should not be vaccinated, as the vaccine is not manufactured for infants. The CDC also does not recommend people who have had allergic reactions to chicken eggs or to flu vaccines in the past to be vaccinated. Additionally, people who already have a moderate-tosevere illness with a fever should wait until the illness has passed. The flu vaccine does not simply cover one strain of the influenza virus. CDC specialists determine which three strains will be the most prevalent during the flu season, and includes each of these top three in the vaccine. Side effects can result from the vaccine, such as soreness around the injection site, a low-grade fever, and achiness. These can last one or two days, but certainly do not compare to the inconvenience of having the flu. Once a person gets vaccinated, it takes about two weeks for their body to build up the necessary antibodies, so the sooner one is vaccinated, the better. Unfortunately, there are times when production does not meet demand. In these times, certain cases should be given precedence. These cases represent people who would more likely develop complications from the flu, and need the vaccine most. They are: people with medical conditions like chronic lung disease, asthma, and diabetes; women who are pregnant; people over the age of 65; people with immune system deficiencies as a side effect of medication or those that suffer from HIV or AIDS; children younger than 5; people with cancer; people who are in constant, direct contact with a person from any of these groups. For example, even an extremely healthy 20 year old, who is a caretaker for an elderly individual, or a mother with a child under 5 years of age should be given precedence. Vaccines are available at most doctors offices, colleges, clinics, and some pharmacies. For children, many schools make them available through the school clinic. And of course, anyone with specific questions about the flu vaccine should consult their doctor. Hospital Chief Of Staff Proposes Stroke Alert System By Lynette Norris Greene Publishing, Inc. Dr. Brett Perkins, Chief Medical Officer and Chief of Staff at Madison County Memorial Hospital, spoke to the Rotary Club of Madison recently to talk about a proposed new Stroke Alert System for Madison County residents. A stroke is what happens when a clot forms in a blood vessel in the brain, or in another part of the body and then travels to the brain. As the blood vessels become smaller and smaller, the clot eventually cannot move any further and remains stuck where it is, plugging the blood vessel and blocking blood flow to that part of the brain. A second type of stroke, the aneurysm or hemorrhagic stroke, is when a blood vessel in the brain ruptures, bleeding into the brain tissue, with far more rapid and catastrophic results. This second type of stroke is often fatal. Stroke is the fourth largest killer in the United States. For those who survive, the road to recovery through rehabilitation can be a long one, and, depending on the severity of the brain damage, not everyone makes a full recovery. Those who dont, must cope with functioning in a diminished capacity or depending on others to assist or care for them. Dr. Perkins proposal is a departure from the previous standard operating procedure of caring for stroke victims after the fact. It calls upon the availability of new technology and new fibrinolytic (clot-bustGreene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Lynette Norris, October 30, 2013Dr. Brett Perkins, Chief Medical Officer of Madison County Memorial Hospital. ...Story Continued on 8B...


ing) drugs, that, when administered quickly and correctly (one of the side effects of some clot-busting drugs is that they can cause severe bleeding), especially within the first three hours of a stroke onset, can actually intervene when a stroke is in progress breaking up the clot, restoring blood flow and averting much of the brain damage. The key is recognizing the symptoms of a stroke and making the call that will get the victim to the hospital quickly. If you are with a per- son you think is having a stroke, think F.A.S.T. Face Ask the per- son to smile. Does one side of the face droop? Arms Ask the per- son to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward? Speech Ask the per- son to repeat a simple phrase. Is the speech slurred or strange? Time If you observe any of these signs, call 911 immediately. Once the 911 call is made and a stroke is suspected, a Stroke Alert goes out and the clock starts ticking. Perkins is putting in place a program that will be the fastest clot-busting program in Madison. The three-hour window is the optimal time frame, but it doesnt automatically slam shut when time is up. Patients can still benefit remark ably fr om clotbusting drug therapy administered afterward, since a stroke can progress over the course of 11 hours or more. When brain cells are deprived of oxygenated blood by a blockage, they shut down at first to conserve energy; if they continue to be starved of blood, they will eventually begin to die, but when they start dying, they die off by the millions, every minute. So, the earlier the better, and the first three hours are by far the best. The Stroke Alert program calls for everyone knowing exactly what to do as soon as an alert goes out and the clock starts ticking: from fully-trained ambulance people knowing how to minimize the time to bring the stroke patient in, to the team at the emergency room being ready and waiting to receive the patient, having the high-tech diagnostic equipment ready and knowing the exact protocols to follow, to the stroke-trained neurologist in Valdosta or Tallahassee being alerted and put on standby for video telemedical conferencing (meaning that he or she is able to observe the patients symptoms on high-definition screens and can analyze the electronically transmitted results of advanced medical computer technology in real time), to making sure the hospital consistently has the appropriate (and very expensive) fibrinolytic drugs ready and available to administer in the correct, prescribed dosages. Perkins has also developed a chart showing the average time each step requires, taking into account how far away the patient lives from the hospital, from a five-minute radius to a 30-minute radius. Adding to the travel time to the patients home and back to the hospital, is the typical load time of 15 minutes to get the patient into the ambulance; once the patient arrives at the emergency room door, getting him or her into the ER, running the diagnostic equipment and having the neurologist confirm the stroke averages 20 minutes. For a patient living within a five-mile radius of the hospital, the goal time from the first 911 call to receiving fibrinolytic drug therapy is 45 minutes. For patients living in the 30-minute radius, the goal is 95 minutes. And wed like to push those numbers down even further, said Perkins. If the patient is flightlifted from Madison to Tallahassee Memorial or South Georgia Medical Center, getting the patient to the helicopter landing pad, loading on the helicopter, flight time and unloading at TMH or SGMC adds another 27 30 minutes, but still falls within the three-hour time window. By spring (of 2013), if you live in Madison, nowhere else can you get treatment any faster, said Perkins. Well be faster than anybody. Faster than the big guys, faster than other small counties. Statistically, one clotbusting drug known as tPA (tissue plasminogen activator), when given within those first three hours after stroke symptoms begin, can double or triple the number of patients who recover without brain damage, and significantly reduce stroke fatalities. David Abercrombie, Chief Executive Officer of the hospital, added that the program was a great addition the medical service available at the hospital, and the he hoped the new hospital facility would be finished on time, and that everything would be up and running by summer of 2014. 2013 Health & Wellness 8B Madison Enterprise-Recorder Friday, November 8, 2013 Stroke Alert Continued from Page 7B


2013 Health & Wellness Madison Enterprise-Recorder Friday, November 8, 2013 9BGreene Accepts Position With Dr. PatacxilThe Family Health Center and Dr. Filemon Patacxil are proud to announce the addition of a new provider in the office. Harvey Greene, of Madison, will join Dr. Patacxil in his pursuit of providing quality Healthcare to the people of Madison County. Greene will begin seeing patients in the office on Monday, Nov. 18. Greene was born and raised in Madison and worked here for many years as a paramedic for Madison County EMS and Madison County Memorial Hospital. He is married to Janice Greene, and has children Thomas Greene, of Boston, Mass., Kelli Greene of Tallahassee, Hunter Greene, Joshua Greene, and Jade Greene, all of Madison, and Noland Greene (deceased). Im happy to be back in Madison County, Greene said. I want to be able to give something back to the community that raised me. Greene received his Bachelors Degree from Valdosta State University, and his Masters Degree and Physician Assistant from Barry University. He previously worked in Presque Isle, Maine, and currently works in Homerville, GA. He is a veteran of Desert Storm as a Nuclear Operator and US Navy Diver, and then served in Iraqi Freedom as a combat medic, retiring from the Florida National Guard. They are now accepting appointments, and Greene will begin seeing patients on Monday, Nov. 18. Call The Family Health Center at 973-9980 for appointments. Photo SubmittedJanice and Harvey Greene both work at the office of Dr. Filemon Patacxil. Janice serves as the office manager and Harvey is a physician's assistant.


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2013 Health & Wellness Madison Enterprise-Recorder Friday, November 8, 2013 11B Health Fair Comes to Greenville By Lynette Norris Greene Publishing, Inc. On a fine October day with a little hint of fall in the air, the Greenville Senior Center Hosted a Health and Wellness Fair for area seniors. With tables full of brochures and information on everything from preserving eyesight to daily exercise to managing weight, blood pressure and blood sugar, along with presentations from several speakers in the health care field talking about health issues faced by older adults, the fair aimed to encourage seniors to live better, healthier lives. Health care staff and representatives greeted a large crowd of seniors, answering questions and providing blood pressure screenings, eyeglass checks, advice on Medicare issues and information on several area services available to seniors. Presenters and booths at the event included representatives from the Madison County Extension Office, Lake Park of Madison, Tri-County Family Health, Madison Health and Rehabilitation Services, Madison County Memorial Hospital, SHINE, the Area Agency on Aging, the Emergency Home Energy Assistance Program, the Epilepsy Foundation of the Big Bend, and Eye Savers. Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Lynette Norris, October 23, 2013Janice Greene checks a visitors blood pressure. Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Lynette Norris, October 23, 2013Behind the table, from left to right, Janice Greene and Deshala Frazier (standing, in the dark blue scrubs) of Madison County Memorial Hospital greet people and manage the blood pressure station, while Kristi Pittman (seated at table) of Tri-County Family Health and Karen Kocan (seated at table) of Lake Park of Madison answer more questions and give out information. Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Lynette Norris, October 23, 2013Leroy Alexander stands with his boss, Angie Cisco of the Senior Citizens Council of Madison Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Lynette Norris, October 23, 2013Karen Kocan (left) and Dr. Frank Nathan (right) of Lake Park of Madison Nursing facility chat with one of the health fairs many visitors. Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Lynette Norris, October 23, 2013Deshala Frazier checks another visitors blood pressure.


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