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The Madison enterprise-recorder
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Vol. 32, no. 43 (June 23, 1933)-
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Our 149th Year, Number Since 1865, T elling It Like It Is And Defending The Peasant's Right T o Know Index 1 Section, 14 Pages Local Weather Viewpoints 2A Around Madison 3A-5AValentine’s Day 7ASports 8A Bridal Guide 9A Church/History 10AClassieds/Legals 11A Health Guide Section BFriday, February 14, 2014 Madison, Florida By Jacob BembryGreene Publishing, Inc. Acar was totaled on Wednesday morning, Feb. 12, after it ran off the road when an alleged phantom vehicle entered his lane. According to a Florida Highway Patrol report, at approximately 8:10 a.m., Pierrson Miville, 19, of Miami, was westbound on Interstate 10, approaching the 256-mile marker. Miville said that an unknown vehicle came into his lane from the right lane. Miville steered his 2002 Infiniti G35 into the median, where he lost control of it. The Infiniti rotated in a clockwise direction, crossing both westbound lanes, entering the north shoulder backwards and colliding with a tree. The car rotated in a clockwise direction and came to a final rest, facing in a northwesterly direction. Miville was not injured in the wreck. FHP Trooper Michael V. Fillyaw was the investigating officer. Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Greene, February 12, 2014Fire“ghters and the victim look inside the trunk of a 2002 In“niti G35.Car Totaled In One Car Wreck By Fran HuntGreene Publishing, Inc.Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) reported that at 11:47 a.m., Robert Wimberly, 55, of Shady Grove, was driving a 1992 Ford Explorer traveling northbound on US-19, in the right lane.James Fletcher, 84, of Lillian, Ala., was driving a 2002 Ford Expedition, traveling northbound in the right lane behind Wimberly’s vehicle. He was pulling a 1999 Skyline camper trailer. Wimberly slowed down to make a right turn into Walker Pecans and Fletcher did not notice him slowing down. Fletcher swerved into the left lane to avoid a collision with Wimberly’s vehicle. The front right bumper of Fletcher’s vehicle collided with the left rear side of Wimberly’s vehicle, causing the passenger side tires of Wimber-Trailer FlipsSee Flipped On Page 3A By Jacob BembryGreene Publishing, Inc. The Madison County Livestock Show & Sale will be held Monday, Feb. 17, through Thursday, Feb. 20, at the old agricultural building (behind O’Neal’s) in Madison. On Monday, swine entries will be received from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. and steer entries will be received from 1-5 p.m. At 6 p.m., the Youth Swine Show will be held with awards presented for Grand Champion, Reserve Champion, Showmanship and in other categories. On Tuesday, Feb. 18, the Livestock Judging Contest will be held, beginning at 9 a.m. At noon, scramble forms will be due. At 7 p.m., an awards presentation will be held for Gainin-Weight, Best Record Book and other things. Following the presentation, there will be a Pee Wee Pig Scramble, a Pig Scramble and a Calf Scramble. On Wednesday, Feb. 19, steers will be screened at 9 a.m. The Youth Cattle Show will be held at 6 p.m., where those entering will compete for the Grand Champion, Reserve Champion, Homegrown Champion and other awards. Thursday, Feb. 20, will be the night of the big sale. It will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a Buyer’s Dinner, followed by the Herdsmen Awards at 6:45 p.m. At 7 p.m., the auction will be held. Go on out and enjoy the fun and festivities of the North Florida Livestock Show and Sale. North Florida Livestock Show & Sale To Begin Monday By Jacob BembryGreene Publishing, Inc. The Madison County Central School Broncos and Coach A.D. Kinsey will be recognized at the Tuesday, Feb. 18, meeting of the Madison County School Board for winning the Florida Star Conference. In addition, Madison County High School Cowgirls’ head basketball coach Marcus Hawkins will be recognized as the Florida Athletic Coaches Association (FACA) District 3 4A Coach of the Year and Jameica Cobb will be recognized as the FACA District 3 4A Player of the Year. Cobb has also been nominated for All-State in Class 4A. Karen Pickles will be recognized as a Certified Board Member at the meeting. Other items on the agenda include:  An update on the Madison County High School Renovation project.  A contract with Cambridge Education to provide administrator training on teacher evaluation instrument $16,000 (paid from DOE Leadership Development Grant).  Cost analysis for Madison County Central and Madison County High Schools requesting additional summer hours for staff members. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at the School Board Office at 210 NE Duval Avenue (just north of CVS). Broncos, Hawkins, Cobb, Pickles To Be Recognized At School Board Meeting By Jacob BembryGreene Publishing, Inc. The Madison County Building Department handled 44 permits for a total of $6,249.44 in the month of January. There were only two new residential construction permits issued in January. The department collected $1,937.61 from the fees. There were no new commercial construction permits issued during the month. There was one mobile home/modular home setup permit issued in January for $159.65. There were no used or pre-inspection mobile home permits issued. A total of 15 electrical permits were issued. Fees collected for them totaled $1,169.25. Five plumbing permits were disbursed for a total of $409. One mechanical permit was issued for $69. One permit was tendered for a building (barn, storage, etc.) for $457.32. Four permits were issued for additions to residences for $416.35. One commercial addition permit was given out for $511.91. Two fire safety permits were distributed for a total of $203.50. Four renovation/remodeling permits were disseminated for a total of $306.50. Six roofing permits were issued for $554.35. One permit for “other” work (including demolition, pools, etc.) was sold for $55. County Building Department Issues 44 Permits For January New Residential Construction Falls, New Commercial Construction UpBy Jacob BembryGreene Publishing, Inc. While new residential construction permits meted out by the county’s Building Department were down slightly in 2013 from 2012, new mobile home permits increased and new commercial construction permits rose dramatically. In 2012, there were 23 new residential construction permits issued, compared to 20 in 2013. There were 12 new commercial permits handed out in 2013 and zero permits were issued in 2012. In 2012, 47 new mobile home permits had been distributed, compared to 57 in 2013. Others permits issued by year were: Electrical – 2012, 215; 2013, 223 Plumbing – 2012, 83; 2013, 64 Mechanical – 2012, 79; 2013, 100 Misc. Buildings – 2012, 24; 2013, 34 Additions (Residential) – 2012, 21; 2013, 32 Additions (Commercial) – 2012, 0; 2013, 0 Fire Safety — 2012, 25; 2013, 25 Renovation/Remodel – 2012, 108; 2013, 79 Roofing – 2012, 63; 2013, 70 Misc. (Pools, demolitions, etc.) – 2012, 41; 2013, 46 The total amount of fees collected from the permits was $107,235.90 in 2013, compared to $102,268.12 in 2012. Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Fran Hunt, February 11, 2014A two-vehicle crash, Tuesday morning, blocked both northbound lanes of US-19 in front of Walkers Pecans Stand.


There is a little passage from Isaiah that someone told me a long time ago, something I like to keep in the back of my mind.“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?”Isaiah 43:18-19 Partly it reminds me of another saying that if God brings me to it, He will bring me through it. There are reasons for the bumps and potholes in my road. Life's journey is just as important as its completion. There are things which I am supposed to learn in this life, and these lessons are taught to me by the various happenings I have along the way. If I ask for strength, Creator does not just grant me strength. He sends me something that makes me stronger. If I ask for patience, He does not simply imbue me with patience. He sends me something that teaches me patience. If my thoughts, speech, actions are incorrect, He does not tell me to change. He sends me something that teaches me where I am wrong. When I nd myself in an unpleasant place in life, I know that it is because there is something I am to learn from it. And if He brought me to this place, He will bring me through this place.Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?The other thing about this passage, from a more life action point is that it reminds me to not live in the past. We do not live in the past. We live in the present. Nor do we live for the past. We live for the future. The past is to be used as a tool. We may alter our actions because of the past, but that is because we learned from it and are attempting to modify the future. But we do not dwell in the past. As long as we try nothing new, as long as we change nothing, as long as we keep doing exactly the same thing, day after day, then nothing will change for us. If you are not satised with some aspect of your life, if you want your life to change in some way, you cannot continue to act and do and be the same as you are. If you act and do things the same as you always have, things will continue to be the same. If you want change, you cannot dwell in the past. Change is something that is elicited. Either from without or within, change is made, it does not happen by itself. Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?Think About It. February is National Heart Health Month; an educational campaign to make Americans aware of heart disease and steps you can take to delay and prevent it. One of the recommendations for heart health is to eat a diet low in fat, saturated fat, cholesterol and trans fats. What a tall order! And, do you understand the difference between the types of fat? According to Dr. Linda Bobroff, UF Extension Nutrition Specialist, fat is an essential nutrient in our diets. It is a source of calories and is needed to help with the absorption of fat soluble vitamins and can be used for energy. The problem with fat in our diets is that we consume too much of it. Fats are made up of a mixture of fatty acids, they can be saturated, monounsaturated, or polyunsaturated fatty acids. Different fats vary in the combination of fatty acids; some are higher in one and less in the others. Saturated fats tend to raise cholesterol levels which increase your risk of heart disease; it is recommended we limit the intake of foods high in this type of fat. Saturated fats are solid at room temperature and can be found in animal sources of food; examples are butter, cream, and fat in meat. The exceptions to the rule are coconut, palm and palm kernel oil, which are often used in baked good, cookies and crackers. Cholesterol is a fat-like substance that is part of all human and animal cells. It is needed to form hormones, cell membranes and other body substances. Since your body makes its own, you don’t need extra cholesterol in your diet. Cholesterol is classied into low density (LDL) and high density (HDL). Simply put, LDLs tend to stay in your blood stream, while HDLs are known to carry cholesterol out of your system. That is why doctors check for those numbers as well as a cholesterol number. Over time, high levels of cholesterol cause plaque to collect along the walls of your blood vessels resulting in restricted blood ow or blockages. It is recommended that you keep cholesterol intake to 300 mg. each day. Trans fats have been a hot topic in the news in recent years, they are formed when liquid oils are made into solid fats, although small amounts are found naturally in some animal-based foods. Examples of these fats are shortening and margarines. Like saturated fat, trans fats raise LDL cholesterol in blood, which increases the risk of heart disease. Manufacturers now have to label their products for trans fats which helps consumers identify the ingredients in a food. Because of shortening and palm oils, trans fats are commonly found in ready to eat baked goods such as cookies and crackers. Unsaturated fats are healthier fats to consume in your diet. Monounsaturated fats are liquid at room temperature and tend to help lower cholesterol. Remember though, all fats are high in calories and should be used sparingly. Liquid oils like canola, olive, peanut and safower oils are all high in monounsaturated fats. Polyunsaturated fats are also liquid at room temperature and are a healthier choice to use in food preparation. Corn oil is a fat that is high in polyunsaturated fats. So, the question now is how do you apply these recommendations in daily eating habits? When preparing food, use fat free milk, foods, lean cuts of meat, trimming visible fat and remove the skin from poultry. Forget frying altogether and choose low fat cooking methods such as baking, roasting, steaming or grilling. If you have a favorite family recipe that is high fat and can’t live without it, consider eating it less often, have a smaller portion or change the source of fat to a heart healthy ingredient. Reading nutrition labels and ingredients lists can help identify the amount of fat in a food product. Ingredients are listed in descending order. To keep your fat intake within reason, choose foods with fat listed lower on the ingredient list. The nutrition label will also list total fat; saturated, unsaturated and trans fats. Choose foods with low amounts of fat, saturated and trans fats on the label. All fats are not equal, use unsaturated fats more often and overall, consume less fat in your diet. Start by reducing saturated fats and substitute them with monounsaturated fats. For more information on fat in your diet, call the Madison Extension ofce for your copy of “Nutrition for Health and Fitness: Fat in Your Diet.” The University of Florida Extension/IFAS – Madison County is an Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. Iwatched as the spider spun her web. Looking closely, I could see the craftsmanship in the details. The web was a magical kaleidoscope of colors. Oh, how I wanted to be like her and be on the web. I watched as a y ew into the web. The y was still living but I watched as the spider moved stealthily but nimbly toward her prey. I don’t know what possessed me but I decided to have fun and try to rescue the y before the spider could enjoy her meal. My ngers went into the web as the arachnid moved ever closer to the y. Trying to get the y free, my ngers became entangled in the web that had once been beautiful but now just looked and felt like a tangled sticky mess in my right hand. The spider moved closer and I felt the awful sting of her venom as she bit me. How many times have you tried to rescue someone from his or her own vices and have not seen the danger ahead for you? How many times have you had your heart broken because you tried to help a friend who didn’t want any help? How many times have you tried to make friends see things the way that you do? Many times, we just have to let friends do what they want to so they can learn for themselves. We don’t own other people, so we can’t control them or force them to see things the way that we do. We can share the love of Christ with them, tell them that we love them and pray for them, but, then, even though it hurts right to the bone, we have to walk away and leave them to deal with the problems on their own. We don’t need to be caught in a web and trapped inside where the spider can bite us. Sometimes, it will be the agonizing bite of a tarantula, or worse, the deadly bite of a black widow or brown recluse. Jacobs Ladder Viewpoints & Opinions2AMadison Friday, February 14, 2014 Jacob BembryColumnist Conservative Corner Conservative Corner By Claudia AndersonDoes It MatterIt is expected that American taxpayers will be out 10 billion dollars in bailout loans to GM because President Obama has quietly cancelled the bailout requirement for increasing US production. Now, instead of making and saving jobs at home, this tax money appears to be assisting the auto manufacturer in its expansion of jobs and exportation of product in ... China, where output and export is projected to increase 70 percent. Yes, Hillary, at this point it does matter! ANOTHER MATTER Sometime back, Gibson Guitar factory in Nashville was raided by government ofcials who conscated wood materials used in their instruments. After a resolution to the matter, the wood was returned and now will be used in a commemorative instrument that has been created in honor of this infamous time of the company history. The Government Series II Les Paul is a new guitar design from Gibson USA for 2014 with an appropriate Gloss Government Tan nish and a special graphic for the series, hot stamped in gold, which includes a bald eagle. Gibson guitars, still made in America, in spite of the government. Does it matter? You bet! MADE IN USA Roger Simmermaker, of the Consumer Patriotism Corporation, writes about and encourages the purchasing of USA made products, which in turn creates a “ripple effect” through the economy as each dollar is spent (ripples) numerous times. He says, “We only vote with our ballots every two or four years at the polls, but we vote with our dollar every day. In an economy where Americans are increasingly focused on ways to create more American jobs, it’s often easier than we think to keep jobs, prots, and the tax base within our borders using the money we’re already spending.” Mr. Simmermaker has compiled a buying guide,“My Company ‘Tis of Thee,” which lists 50 companies striving to keep production, prots and jobs within US borders. At,you will nd the statement: “The big chain stores have made it hard to nd Americanmade products, but our goal is to make it fun and easy. From the practical to the premium, it’s all cool. Every item is 100 percent guaranteed to be produced in the USA. Quality, style, and Made in the USA You have my promise. No compromise. We each can make a difference — keep it Made in USA!!!” At this site, you will nd 4300 products and ten reasons to buy, “Made in USA.” In 2013, 50roots.comwas launched, “with the goal of providing consumers a place to nd unique and innovative American made products with great stories. At, we do the searching for you. Finding the best homegrown products. Telling their stories. This is what we do!” An interesting new business in Maryland, founded by and helping unemployed veterans and their families, is Veteran Compost. God bless our veterans. It denitely matters that we buy “Made in USA” products and help stimulate the “ripple effect.” Get in the habit of reading those labels. BUY MADE IN USA! It matters! THE MADISON COUNTY REPUBLICAN EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Will Meet at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 25, at The Madison Library.ALL REPUBLICAN EXECUTIVE COMMITTEEPaid for and approved by the Madison County Republican Executive Committee Diann DouglasGuest ColumnistMadison County Extension Service Something To Think AboutBy Harvey Greene Dwell Not In The Past Harvey GreeneGuest Columnist Spiders WebCHANGE DIETARY FAT FOR HEART HEALTHI have never had to call on the Clerk of Court here in Madison, except to maybe converse about jury duty. The one time I did I was shocked at the response. A couple of months ago I had a problem getting something handled with DHSMV, with the State of Florida. After much conversation with the Clerk’s office and DHSMV and the mis-communication between the two then somehow turned into a real problem that I couldn't get anyone to help me with, as the two agencies had done their part but the problem still existed. Not knowing what to do, I left my card on Tim Sanders’ desk to please call me. Within a half an hour I got a call from him on my cell phone. After explaining the situation I was assured by him that he was on the problem and would call me back. Sure enough, in about an hour I got a call back acknowledging that there was a communication problem and that he would get it taken care of AND he gave me not only his office, but cell phone number, in case I had any need to contact him. Within the two days it took to handle this problem, I bet I had five or six calls from our Clerk of Court, personally relaying information and the status of what was going on, even after the close of business. I was kept up to date with all happenings from the time I got the first call until the last call, telling me that the problem was handled and that he was sorry about what had happened. Now that’s what I call taking care of business! I know that Mr. Tim had a lot more important things to take care of than my little issue, but he handled it when I had neither the time nor the knowledge of how to take care of it. Thank you sir! You, and your staff, went above and beyond to get my issue handled and I just wanted to share it with the people of Madison County! Sincerely, Keith GordonThank You To Tim Sanders And His Staff Letter To The Editor


The following is a recap of some of the goings-on in Washington D.C during the last week, as reported in the National Write Your Congressman Congressional Review & Preview Report:Farm Bill Becomes Law: The Senate passed the long-awaited ve-year $956 billion agricultural and nutritional bill and sent it to the President for a signature on Feb. 4. The House-passed legislation provides a nancial cushion for farmers who face unpredictable weather and market conditions, but the bulk of the bill's cost is for the food stamp program, which aids one in seven Americans. The nal version replaces direct crop payments with an insurance program and trims $8 billion from food stamps over the next decade. Many Republicans wanted a $40 billion cut, while many Democrats aimed at a $4 billion cut. NLRB Reviving Fiercely Debated Rule: The National Labor Relations Board is reviving a rule designed to speed up union elections that it was forced to drop in 2011 after a federal district court said the board lacked a quorum because President Obama's 2012 recess nominations were unconstitutional. The rule would limit the appeals available to employers until after a union election is held and would require companies to provide e-mail addresses and phone numbers of workers to organizers and to expand the use of electronic ling during the run-up to an election. Long-term Unemployment Insurance: The Senate stalled on a three-month extension of assistance for the long-term unemployed, leaving it unlikely that Congress would approve the measure soon. Four million people are on the longterm unemployed rolls. Medical Preparedness Act: The House passed a bill meant to ensure homeland security grant dollars, are available for medical preparedness activities, including the purchase of vital medical equipment and supplies used by rst responders. The Sportsmen's Act: The House passed a measure that would protect the traditional use of lead ammunition and shing tackle. $2 Billion possibly at stake on health insurance co-ops: A House oversight committee said taxpayers could be responsible for $2 billion in loans to health insurance co-operatives. So far, the Department of Health and Human Services has provided $2.1 billion to establish 23 health co-ops, meant to bring more competition to the exchanges. Medicare Payment Policy decided, but not funding: Bipartisan leadership of three Senate and House committees has reached a deal on policy that would reward doctors for quality of care provided, rather than quantity, as is currently the policy. Funding for the more than $200 billion program has not yet been addressed. G.I. Fairness: The House passed a bill that would require public institutions of higher learning to charge in-state tuition rates to all veterans in order for the school to receive G.I. Bill payments. From Page One Madison Enterprise-Recorder 3A Friday, February 14, 2014 World NewsBy Rose KleinWoman Shoots Into McDonalds Over Missing BaconIn Grand Rapids, Mich., a 29-year-old woman was charged with carrying a concealed weapon, discharge of a rearm in or at a building and felony rearms after she red a shot into a McDonald's drive-through when discovering her order was wrong. Shaneka Monique Torres, after irting with a McDonald's employee and giving out her number at the rst drive-through, became angry at the second drive-through window when she discovered her sandwich was without the bacon she had ordered. Torres then pulled a gun and red a shot through the building without hitting anyone. Employees told police they thought at rst a coffee pot had exploded before realizing it was a gunshot. Torres was tracked down at her home by police; using the phone number she had left for the employee.Teen Robs Store Wearing Flowerpot And Carrying ChainsawIn Ipswich, Australia, a teenager wearing a owerpot on his head, walked into a 7-11 service station, carrying a chainsaw with the intent of robbing the gas station. Steven Frank Steele allegedly entered the station while he was drunk and holding a running chainsaw. The store's two employees ed to the backroom while Steele used the chainsaw to damage a window and several display racks. The teen then exposed his buttocks to the employees and left the store, taking a bottle of soda. A responding police ofcer found Steele walking down the street and placed him under arrest. The chainsaw was found in a bush near the station. Steele was charged with one count of armed robbery, two counts of willful damage, one count of going armed to cause fear, one count of public nuisance and one count of possessing suspected stolen property.Postal Carrier Bit When Homeowner's Check Wasn't In The MailIn Akron, Ohio, Robert Kiefer, 25, was arrested and charged with assault after pepper spraying and biting a postal worker. Kiefer allegedly attacked the 56-year-old postal carrier after he was told a check he was expecting didn't arrive. After receiving the bad news, Kiefer grabbed the postal worker's pepper spray and blasted him in the eyes. The two men began wrestling with Kiefer biting the postal worker three times in the leg. Police ofcers that arrived at the scene, unable to handcuff Kiefer, ended up dousing him with pepper spray after he attempted to ght them off. The MadisonEnterprise-Recorder PublisherEmerald GreeneSenior Staff WriterJacob BembryStaff WritersLynette Norris, Rose KleinGraphic DesignerTori SelfAdvertising Sales RepresentativesJeanette Dunn, Shanna SwopeBookkeeperBrooke KinsleyClassified and Legal AdsCheltsie KinsleyDeadline for classi“eds is Monday at 3 p.m.Deadline for legal advertisements is Wednesday at 3 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.ŽThe 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 Of“ce 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 1/29 Marvin Larry Antone VOP (driving while license suspended) Robert Lee Robinson Lewd/lascivious act upon a minor under 16 1/31 Jay Anthony Johnson Aggravated battery with a deadly weapon Cedric Maurice McNealy Failure to appear Ronald Wade, Jr. Driving while license suspended 2/3 John Franklin Williamson Grand theft Melissa Vanetta Moore Welfare fraud 2/4 DiAngelo Domaine Hills Battery by strangulation, child abuse Christopher Jabbar Grifn No valid drivers license Valentino Emory Jones VOP (county) Thomas Rainey Hall, Jr. VOP (county) Joe Albert Braswell, Jr. VOP (circuit) Cody DeWayne Lee Grand theft, burglary of a structure, dealing in stolen property, trespass, possession of less than 20 grams of cannabis Dennis Leroy Johnson, Jr. VOP (county) Michael Rufus Cooks Criminal registration Information in the Jail Report is provided to Greene Publishing, Inc. by the Madison County Sheriff's Ofce. All people are considered innocent until proven guilty. Questions about people identied in the report should be directed to the MCSO at (850) 973-4001. Jail ReportMadison County… Flipped Cont. From Page 1Aly's vehicle to travel off the roadway. Fletcher's vehicle continued traveling into Wimberly's vehicle, sideswiping it. Fletcher lost control of his vehicle and the camper trailer. The camper trailer overturned onto its left side and traveled northbound on US-19, while still attached to Fletcher's vehicle. Wimberly's vehicle traveled back onto the roadway and came to a rest facing northwesterly, in the right driving lane. The camper attached to Fletcher's vehicle came to a rest overturned on its left side, facing northwesterly in both the left and right lanes of travel. Fletcher's vehicle came to rest still attached to the camper trailer, with the left rear bumper on the top left corner of Wimberly's vehicle and the front driver's side wheel on the ground and the front passenger side wheel was suspended off the ground. FHP did not deem the crash to be alcoholrelated. Wimberly and Fletcher were wearing their seatbelt and both were uninjured. Fletcher was charged with careless driving. All northbound traffic was detoured through the parking lot of Walker Pecans until the scene could be cleared. Fletcher's vehicle sustained $4,000 damage. His trailer sustained $6,000 damage. Wimberly's vehicle sustained $1,500 damage. FHP Trooper Warren Tyre was the investigating officer.Recap Of Goings On In Washington D.C. HEY! WE’RE ON FACEBOOK!Check us out and become a fan of our page![ Greene Publishing, Inc. ]It’s never been easier to share your local news with friends and family!


Dear O.J. in Heaven, A n angel came and took you by the hand, and said Y our place was ready in Heaven, far above… A nd you had to leave behind, all those you dearly loved Y ou had so much to live for, you had so much to do… I t still seems impossible that God was taking you A nd though your life on Earth is past, in Heaven it starts anew Y ou’ll live for all eternity, just as God has promised you. A nd though you’ve walked through Heaven’s Gate, W e are never far apart F or every time I think of you, Y ou’re right here, deep with-in my heart. Nadine, Wilburt, Caleb, Vida, Stephanie and ArnaMissing You!Around Madison County4A Madison Friday, February 14, 2014 Community Calendar February 14Sheriff Ben Stewart cordially invites you to his Valentine’s Day Heart Banquet, featuring dinner and fabulous entertainment to benefit the Florida Sheriff’s Youth Ranches at 7 p.m. at the Pinetta Community Center, 401 Empress Tree Ave. in Pinetta. Menu: Steak or grilled chicken, baked potato, salad, bread, tea and dessert bar. There will be entertainment by the Madison County Sheriff’s Office and semi-formal dress, with a photo shoot. Couples, $30; couples with two children, $45, singles, $15. For tickets and RSVP, contact Tammy at the Madison County Sheriff’s Office, (850) 973-4151.February 14The Kiwanis Club of Madison invites you to the Kiwanis Valentine’s Day Ball, starting at 6:45 p.m. at the Senior Citizens Center on Harvey Greene Drive, a fundraiser for Kiwanis Youth Leadership Programs. Tickets are available at the door and are $10 per couple. Dress is casual, so come on out with your sweetie, relax, and be ready to have a great time with good food and entertainment that includes karaoke, DJ music, door prizes, and a chance to buy raffle tickets for a 50 inch flat-screen TV (drawing to be held during Down Home Days).February 15The Madison County Public Library is holding a book signing Saturday afternoon, Feb. 15, from 1-4 p.m. Local author Willie Boatman, Jr., born and raised right here in Madison, will be signing copies of his book, The House That Burned Twice: A Journey Through Misguided Passion.The library invites everyone to come on out and chat with the author, a local resident and pr obably someone you know already. Make plans to attend.February 15The Pine Tree Quilters are having their 18thAnnual Brunch and Quilt Show from 9 a.m. until noon at the United Methodist Cooperative Ministries Center, 135 NE Dill Ave., off Colin Kelly Highway. Enjoy a delicious brunch and admire the beautiful quilts on display. The Pine Tree Quilters make warm quilts to give away to those in need, and the annual quilt show is a fundraiser to buy quilting supplies. They will be accepting donations in any amount, and also offering three large quilts and several baby quilts for sale.February 16Charles Lasseter, Pastor Emeritus, will be the guest speaker at the Lee Worship Center morning worship service at 11 a.m. and Sharon Sauls will be the singer. Everyone is welcome. Lee Worship Center is located on Magnolia Drive in Lee. February 16Southern Touch from Townsend, Tenn., will be in concert during the evening service at 6 p.m. at Midway Church of God, 2485 SE Midway Church Road, in Lee. There is no admission charge. A love offering will be received for Southern Touch. In Remembrance Orenthea James (O.J.) Akins Obituaries Valentin Zacarias RodriguezValentin Zacarias Rodriguez, age 60, of Pinetta passed away on Tuesday, February 11, 2014. Funeral services will be on Saturday, February 15, at 10 a.m. at the Beggs Funeral Home chapel with a graveside burial at Mt. Horeb Cemetery to follow. Visitation will be held on Friday, February 14, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Beggs Funeral Home. Rodriguez was born on November 5, 1953 in Valadeces, Tamaulipas-Mexico and moved to Florida in 1976 where he began working in agriculture. Rodriguez was best known in the community for his willingness to lend a helping hand to anyone who needed it, his hard working habits and his yearly crop of $1 watermelons every summer. Rodriguez will be greatly missed by many. He is survived by his ve children, Raymond Rodriguez (29), Amanda Rodriguez (27), Casey Rodriguez (23) and Zack Rodriguez (14); four brothers, Carlos Rodriguez (63), Pedro Rodriguez (61), Arturo Rodriguez (59), Marty Rodriguez (51), Antonio Rodriguez (37); one sister, Sara Rodriguez (53); and his mother, Maria Rodriguez (82). 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By Rose Klein Greene Publishing, Inc.The Area Agency on Aging for North Florida and Aging and Disability Resource Center held their Volunteer recognition dinner Jan. 23 in Tallahassee, where volunteers from 14 North Florida counties were recognized. Madison County volunteer Faye Ludwig, along with volunteers from Bay, Calhoun, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Taylor, Wakulla and Washington were all honored for giving their time and services to help those in need. Faye Ludwig was chosen out of 14 counties to be named as “Volunteer of the Year” for 2013. Ludwig said her volunteer career began when Rosa Richardson, Executive Director of the Senior Citizens Council, saw a dog that Ludwig made from yarn, in Florida University colors of blue and orange. Richardson asked if Ludwig could make dogs in other colors and asked her to also consider teaching the seniors at the center. The yarn dogs were a huge success, not just to make, but also to sell. Ludwig said that at one point, the center was bringing in two van loads of people who was making the dogs and when other people saw how cute they were, began buying them faster than they could be made. At that point, they were taking orders because they couldn’t get ahead and so much yarn was flying they renamed their craft room, “The Dog Den.” Profits from the dogs go towards special outings and get-togethers for the seniors. The production of the dogs may have started her volunteer career, but Ludwig feels it really began three years earlier when she suffered from a stroke. She ended up with some physical difficulties due to the stroke and along with her painful arthritis, prayed to God she would give back through volunteering if He would just get her through that hard time in her life. Ludwig said the volunteering has worked like therapy for her and encourages and enables her to do more everyday. Being named Volunteer of the Year was a complete surprise for Ludwig and said, “I never dreamed I’d get something like this.” She says they now have 15 to 20 steady volunteers and have expanded their crafting into quilted lap covers for the hospital in Madison and in nursing homes. They have made over 100 dogs and are still taking in orders, but have run into a financial bind and Ludwig is asking for donations of yarn, any kind of material, thread and terry cloth for adult bibs. Ludwig knows she is not an island unto herself and wants to recognize some of the people who helped her with this volunteer program: Ella Mae Brown, Lonnie Mae Robinson, Lisa Freeman, Angie Cisco, Nadine Akins, Annie Lou Holton, Mary Ellen Greene, Eartha, Lily, Freda and “everyone else that’s worked on these little dogs…and for you whose last names I didn’t list, you know who you are.” If you would like to donate any materials to Ludwig and her group of volunteers, or if you would like to volunteer your time to help make the dogs or lap covers, contact Angie Cisco at the Senior Center at (850) 973-4241. By Lynette NorrisGreene Publishing, Inc.It’s time once again for the Madison Rotary Club’s Annual Chili Dinner at Villa Maria Hall, Tuesday, Feb. 25, from 5:30-7 p.m. Tickets are $10 and available from any Rotary member. The Rotarians make the chili themselves, and those who have enjoyed Rotary Chili Dinners in years past know what a treat it is. Come on by and enjoy a sit-down chili dinner with crackers and dessert after work with friends and family, or pick up chili take-out dinners for delicious dining at home without having to cook. The chili dinner is also one of the club’s big annual fundraisers for its many charitable projects throughout the year, so you will be helping support a worthy cause as well. Mark your calendar and come on by.Around Madison CountyMadison Enterprise-Recorder 5A Friday, February 14, 2014Its Time For The Annual Rotary Chili DinnerMadison County Resident Wins North Florida Volunteer Of The Year Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Rose Klein February 12, 2014Faye Ludwig, Madison Countys 2013 Volunteer of the Year, holds her award while displaying two of her yarn dogsŽ that helped earn her the volunteer distinction for 2013. Perhaps Bette Davis said it best when she observed, Old age is no place for sissies.Ž The challenges seniors have met throughout their lives have made them wiser and stronger, preparing them for the unique challenges that come with aging. As we age, the potential for cognitive decline increases, ranging from simple forgetfulness to dementia. Long-term illness can sap time and energy from tending to your financial affairs in retirement. Even a decline in vision may make it harder to manage your financial affairs. Fortunately, you can plan ahead to protect yourself and your family against the financial consequences of deteriorating health, and in many cases, insurance may play an important role. Lets examine some of the ways you can employ insurance to help protect your financial health. HEALTH CARE COSTSFor some, healthcare costs represent a larger share of their budget as the years pass. Recognizing this, you may want to consider Medigap insurance to cover the expenses that Medicare does not, which may add up quickly. You also might want to consider some form of extendedcare insurance, which can be structured to pay for nursing and home-care services two services that Medicare doesnt cover. MANAGING YOUR WEALTHThe involvement you had with managing your investments may change as you age. For many seniors, that sort of day-to-day responsibility is unattractive and even untenable. If thats the case, you may wish to consider what role annuities can play. Annuities can be structured to pay you income for as long as you live, relieving you of the concern of your outliving your retirement money. Certain annuities even offer extended-care benefits, which allow you to address two concerns with one decision. TRANSFERRING YOUR ESTATEIf youre like many seniors, you have a strong desire to leave something to your children, grandchildren and perhaps a favorite charity. Through the use of life insurance, you can pursue these objectives. For example, life insurance can be used to create an estate or to equalize an estate transfer among your heirs. Insurance will never be able to prevent the health issues that come inexorably with age, but it can be used to mitigate the potential financial consequences of them.Stacy Bush, PresidentBush Wealth ManagementThe Bush Wealth Advantage PLANNING FOR THE EXPECTEDOur column, The Bush Wealth AdvantageŽ is our way of giving back to the community with all sorts of insights, relevant news, and practical wealth planning strategies. Stacy Bush has practiced independent financial advising in the Valdosta area for 14 years. Growing up on a farm in Donalsonville, Georgia, he is keen to the financial needs of South Georgia and North Florida families. Stacy and his wife, Carla, live in Valdosta with their four children. 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Valentine’s DayMadison Enterprise-Recorder 7A Friday, February 14, 2014By Rose Klein Greene Publishing, Inc.Christmas ornaments are barely in their storage boxes before Wendy Branch is pulling out her next batch of holiday decorations. This month, Branch has her home embellished with colors of pink and red and more hearts than you can count on all your fingers and toes. Branch decorates for every holiday and loves the way it makes her home look, and says, “It’s just so pretty!”Greene Publishing Inc. Photo by Rose Klein, February 6, 2014Wendy Branch, dressed in Valentine colors, stands beside a red heart that greets guests as they come up her driveway.Greene Publishing Inc. Photo by Rose Klein, February 6, 2014Tinsel and metallic hearts hang on Wendys home beside valentine pictures and words of love.ŽGreene Publishing Inc. Photo by Rose Klein, February 6, 2014Wendys mailbox is decorated festively for the holiday, waiting to accept valentines later this week.Wendy Branch Has A Heart For Valentines Day


Story SubmittedNew Testament Christian School hosted the Southeastern Christian Conference (S.E.C.C.) 2014 Basketball Playoffs this past Friday and Saturday, Feb. 7 and Feb. 8 at North Florida Community CollegeÂ’s Colin P. Kelly Gym. This was the second time for New Testament to host the annual event. Six out of the eight girlsÂ’ teams that make up the West and East districts competed in the playoff tournament: West DistrictÂ’s rst ranked Northside Christian Academy of Starke; second ranked New Testament Christian School of Madison and third ranked Hope Christian Academy also of Starke competed in the two day tournament against East DistrictÂ’s rst ranked Victory Christian School of Jacksonville; second ranked Brunswick Christian Academy of Brunswick, Ga. and third ranked Old Plank Christian Academy also of Jacksonville. The second ranked Lady Saints of New Testament Christian School from Madison, kicked off the event playing the rst game on Friday at 10 a.m. against the third ranked Old Plank Lady Defenders of Jacksonville, winning the game 30-29 only to fall to the rst ranked, Lady Soldiers of Victory Christian, 38-51. The Lady Saints played again on Saturday at 11:30 a.m. against the Lady Eagles of Brunswick Christian, winning the game 37-23 and earning the Lady Saints third place in the S.E.C.C. girlÂ’s basketball. New Testament Christian School is proud of our Lady Saints and their coaches for their accomplishments. This event was a great success and fun for all who were involved. The Lady Saints thank everyone who came to support their team and all those who made this event possible through your donations and service.Sports8AMadison Friday, February 14, 2014Lady Saints Ranked Third In Southeastern Christian ConferencePhoto By Nicole KinseyAll Conference awards were given to Kayla Kinsey, on left and Trista Agner, on right.Photo By Nicole KinseyHead Coach for the Lady Saints, Rocky Agner, gets in a few seconds of play instruction during a time out. 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 February 14 February 20, 2014 Friday February 14 4:45 AM *10:45 AM 4:55 PM *11:10 PM Saturday February 15 5:30 AM *11:30 AM 5:45 PM *11:55 PM Sunday February 16 6:10 AM *12:30 AM 6:30 PM Monday February 17 *12:45 AM 6:55 AM *1:10 PM 7:30 PM Tuesday February 18 *1:30 AM 7:45 PM *2:00 PM 8:10 PM Wednesday February 19 *2:30 AM 8:30 AM *2:45 PM 9:00 PM Thursday February 20 *3:20 AM 9:30 AM *3:40 PM 9:55 PM


By Rose KleinGreene Publishing, Inc.David Dao has been in and around the business of beauty since he was six years old. He was living in New Orleans and, after school, would go to his mother’s best friend’s nail shop to wait for a ride. After spending so much time at the shop, Dao said he was “sucked in” and eventually learned how to do nails and has been doing them since. Fast forward to 2005, when Dao took over a nail salon located in the Winn Dixie shopping center. He remained there until moving to his new location about two and a half years ago, located on East Base Street. The shop has a cozy feel and the friendliness of Dao and the stylists makes you want to create a reason to stay. With all the shop offers, there isn’t a shortage of reasons to keep you hanging around. While there, you can choose from a manicure, pedicure, acrylic nails, gel nails, brow waxing, face shaving and moustache trims. Stylists Carolyn McLellan and Charla Denson specialize in all hair types and style men, women and children’s hair, offering highlights, color, frostings, cuts, perms, teasing, sew-ins, wraps and blending. Dao says his business is continually growing and with customer growth their services will expand soon to offer facials and tanning. Weddings are especially fun at David’s. The bride-to-be and her party will be treated like royalty as Dao will close the salon to all other customers either before or after hours for a wedding party and also permit food and drinks to be brought into the salon to make the event a true event. If you would rather have a party on your own turf, David and staff will come to you. As a gift to the bride, Dao gives the bride half price and “so the bridesmaids don’t feel left out,” the group will also receive a discount. Dao’s slogan is “Quality work at an affordable price” and he says he will beat any price in town and guarantees his work. Not only is Dao generous with his prices, but with his work as well. He regularly rewards kids of clients, who receive “A’s” and “B’s” on their report cards, with a manicure or pedicure for free and also sponsors kid’s sports teams to help raise money that will go towards their uniforms and travel expenses. A good example of Dao’s generosity is one day a customer came in that he had not seen for a long time, and so much had happened in this person’s life that her physical form was showing signs of all the stress she had been under. Dao and his staff gave the client a total makeover for free so she could feel better about herself and to assist her in nding work. Dao feels these are things he can do to give back to the community that supports him. Whether you’re getting ready for a special event, such as a wedding, or just want a new look, you can message David Dao on his Facebook page, call him at (408) 680-3324 or go by his cute and cozy salon at 174 East Base Street in Madison. Not only will you leave with a new look, you’ll leave having made a new friend.Bridal GuideMadison Enterprise-Recorder 9A Friday, February 14, 2014 €Wedding Gowns €Bridesmaid Dresses € Flower Girl Dresses € Mother-Of-The-Bride € Prom € Pageant Phone: (229) 386-1932Website: www.uniquelyyoursbridal.com121 North Central Avenue, Suite E Tifton, Georgia 31794 174 E Base St Madison Fl 32340 408-680-3324NailsBy David $3-$5 OFFNails or Hair Services Full Set -$25. Spa Pedi $25 Fill In -$16Two free designs or French manicure with purchase of pedi, full set, or fill in.Gel Polished -$20 Waxing -$8Hairdressers: Carolyn and Charla Men$10 Women$12 Color w\ Cut start -$50 Davids Nails And Hair Keeps Madison In Style Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Rose Klein, January 30, 2014David Dao, seated, offers original nail artistry that he guarantees and is joined by stylists, Carolyn McLellan (left) and Charla Denson (center) who, combined, have 27 years experience between them.Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Rose Klein, January 30, 2014Stacey Frakes, a long-time client of Davids, says she and daughter, Lizzie, have had their nails done by Dao for about six years. Lizzie says she gives him no instruction and just trusts him to always do something she likes.


Church/Turn Back Time10AMadison Friday, February 14, 2014Baptism is an ordinance of our church that we participated in this week. Kristen Barfield received Believer’s baptism to begin our worship time. We continued our time of praise with “God Is Good, All the Time” and “Tell the Good News.” One of our newest members, Tara Harrelson blessed our hearts with her solo, “Oceans.” Then we sang this writer’s all time favorite hymn, “Great Is Thy Faithfulness.” The worship choir’s selection was “Until Then” and included part of the old hymn, “We’ll Work Till Jesus Comes.” Continuing his preaching from the Sermon on the Mount, Bro. Gabe based his message on Matt. 6:24 No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.” While this is probably a sensitive subject to most folks, Jesus was very clear on His point. Mammon can be translated to mean wealth, riches or anything other than Christ on which we depend for security. Money is neither good or bad. It’s when money has the person that it becomes a spiritual issue. Jesus isn’t condemning preparation with money or inheritance, He just wants us to be sure we have things in the right order. BABY BOTTLE SUMMARY… Throughout the month of January we had been collecting offerings for A Women’s Pregnancy Center, the local organization that ministers to ladies who are in crisis pregnancies. As of Monday morning the counting committee had posted $1,003.18 as being collected. We should now pray that this money will be used wisely to meet the needs of those clients who come to the Center. Sunday Dinner ~ Annual Friendship Banquet… was delicious. Thanks to Chef Teresa Rutherford and others for the meal and to the Youth for being such good hosts. A great time was had by all. Additionally, nearly $1,000 was added to the Youth Fund. This effort was a churchwide success. The Sunday night crowd enjoyed the ARK singers from the Ukraine as our special guests. They sang in English with a Russian accent. It was a great concert of hymns. Feb. 18 ~ Tuesday ~ 10 a.m. J ustO lder Y outh choir… We will visit a local nursing center. Feb. 19 ~ Wednesday’s 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. GOOD NEWS CLUBS… 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. Sunday nights @ First …From 5:45-7:30 p.m., a variety of class options will be available to grow your faith. For ADULTS three different classes are being offered. Use the sign up sheets on Sandra’s door or tear-off the portion of a bulletin or call the church to register. Experiencing God -13 wks. led by Debbie Roderick Cost $16. 2/16 :Units 4 & 5 ~ 3/2 : Units 6 & 7 ~ 3/9: Unit 8 ~ 3/16: Unit 9 ~ 3/23: Unit 10 ~ 4/6: Units 11 & 12. Divorce Care 13 wks. 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. Managing the Stress of Abundant Life led by Dr. Mike Miller ~ four -weeks: Feb. 16, Mar. 2, 9, and March 16. There will be classes for YOUTH, grades 6-8, andfor HIGH SCHOOL, 9-12 grades and through COLLEGE/CAREER age. The CHILDREN will also have special places. The Preschool Choir ages 3-6 will be taught by Beth Carey and Carol Bynum. The Children’s Choir for those in first-fifth grades will be led by Jim Carey and Thelma DeHart. 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! Men’s Retreat ~ March 28-30 ~ Lake Yale Conference Center… Brian Townsend, the Brotherhood president would like to take a group of men to this event. The retreat is designed to call Florida Baptist Men to “LIVE OUT LOUD” in the power of the Holy Spirit, Romans 8:31 is the key Scripture. The cost is $200 per person. Contact Brian at or 929-2494 for more information. Scholarship money is available to help with this cost. Early registration is a must for reservations. 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 m We also have a website, that is regularly updated. Our pastor can be reached at Jim Carey, our music minister can be reached at PRAY…..GIVE…. .GO…..July 26-Aug. 1 ~ WE’RE GOING ON A MISSION TRIP. Our Missions Committee has partnered with Back2Back Ministries of Monterrey, Mexico to provide fifteen members to help with construction projects or simple repairs. They will also play games, tutor children, or do other craft projects with children from ten children’s homes. There will be opportunities to feed families in three impoverished areas of the city. The team will share the Gospel while meeting people’s basic needs. PRAY about where God will use you in this missions’ endeavor. GIVE ($212 x 15= $3,180) monetarily. A trip deposit of $212 is due March 19 and passports will be ordered in April. We can reach this goal of $3,180 if we set our minds to it. GO if the Lord leads you in that direction. Each of us can DO something. Please contact Kara Washington or church office for more detailed information. 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. And remember, “We can start living in the economy of the next world today. Who’s slave will you be?” Way Back When AtMadison First Baptist ChurchSubmitted By Judy PhillipsGuest ColumnistFebruary 11, 1944 Friends here are pleased to know that First Lt. John T. Adams, chaplain in the Army, has been promoted to captain. Henry Carter, who had been placed in the county jail for observation, apparently deranged, died there last Thursda y afternoon, presumably of a heart attack. Pfc. Wm. Carl Wells and family of Port St. Joe are visiting relatives in Greenville. James Pafford, who has been stationed at Shepard Field Texas, is visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Pafford. February 12, 1954 Mrs. Tom Webb is spending several days this week in Valdosta, Ga., with Rev. and Mrs. Hazel Woodard. The County Commissioners last week declined to pay attorney’s fees and court costs incurred by Tax Assessor Armstrong in the recent suit in Circuit Court and Supreme Court, as requested by the tax assessor. Rev. and Mrs. Gene Rice and son were dinner guests Sunday of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Ragans and son. Sister Alva Sealey was Superintendent of the Sunday School at Midway Church of God and there were 94 in Sunday School. February 14, 1964 Mrs. J.C. Lyons and Don and Jimmy went to Lakeland for a weekend visit with relatives. Greenville’s basketball team defeated Monticello Tuesday night by a score of 71-64. Darvin Boothe accounted for 21 points for the winners, while Allen Reams scored 22 points and Ray Hughes scored 21 points for Monticello.


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The hours are M-W-F 5 a.m. … 5 p.m. Dialysis experience is strongly preferred but DaVita will train. Why wait? Explore a career with DaVita today! Apply online at: or contact Tiffy Christian at 877-482-7625. DaVita is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 2011 DaVita Inc. All rights reserved.2/5 2/19, c Advertising Sales Representative (salesman) needed. Our newspaper of“ce is seeking an outstanding individual to join or sales team. Do you possess a sunny, friendly attitude? Can you talk with customers easily and help them feel at home? Do you have a good personality and LOVE to talk on the telephone? If you are a team player, able to handle multiple tasks, have a friendly can-doattitude, a great work ethic, are organized, and self-motivated then this job might be just for you. Valid Drivers License a must! Apply in person only at Greene Publishing, Incs newspaper of“ce, located at 1695 South SR 53, in Madison.Advent Christian Village Current JOBS Line Advertisement call 658-5627 or visit 24 hrs/day, 7 days/week Work in a Community; Feel like one of the Family! FT Social Services Director Position develops and implements policies and goals for social services department in LTC setting; responsible for resident assessments, care planning, and helping residents and families adjust to their surroundings. Bachelor's degree in social work or related “eld required; master's degree preferred. Five to seven years of relevant experience required, including in a responsible position managing social services for geriatric and memory impaired patients. Knowledge and experience in FL LTC regulations required. Must be compassionate and supportive in a multidisciplinary approach to resident care. FT positions include health, dental, life, disability, supplemental insurance; 403b retirement account; paid time off, access to onsite daycare and “tness facilities. Apply in person at Personnel Of“ce Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., or fax resume / credentials to (386) 658-5160. EOE / Drug-Free Workplace / Criminal background checks required.2/12, 2/19, cCurriculum Developer wanted for Industrial program. See for details.2/12 2/26, cDrivers: Home EVERY Weekend, Dedicated Southern Lanes & OTR! All Miles PAID (Loaded & Empty)! Or Walk Away Lease: No Money Down, No Credit Check. 1-888-880-5916.2/12, pd Helping Hands Will house sit, grocery shop, do small yard work, house cleaning, garage cleaning along with rentals and apartments. References available. (850) 253-5065.2/12, pd Scrub uniforms for sale. Mostly XL petite. Call (850) 971-0047.2/12, 2/19, pdHouse For Rent Country house, peaceful. 3 BD 1 BA with wood ”oors, huge yard. No pets. $575/month, $400 deposit. (850) 971-5802.2/12, 2/19, pd FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF LAW ENFORCEMENT, Petitioner, vs. CHELSEA L. BREEDEN, Case #36035 Respondent. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: CHELSEA L. BREEDEN, Residence Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an Administrative Complaint has been “led against you seeking to revoke your CORRECTIONAL Certi“cate in accordance with Section 943.1395, F.S., and any rules promulgated thereunder. You are required to serve a written copy of your intent to request a hearing pursuant to Section 120.57, F.S. upon Jennifer C. Pritt, Director, Criminal Justice Professionalism, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, P. O. Box 1489, Tallahassee, Florida 32302-1489, on or before April 4, 2014. Failure to do so will result in a default being entered against you to Revoke said certi“cation pursuant to Section 120.60, F.S., and Rule 11B-27, F.A.C. 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12AMadison Friday, February 14, 2014 CHEVY PRESIDENTS DAY SALE! 2013 DODGE CHALLENGER2013 DODGE DART2013 RAM 1500 CREW2013 CHRYSLER 300 C 2013 DODGE CHARGERAll prices plus tax, title & Lemon Law fee of $3 and reflect all applicable factory rebates. Vehicles may be located at either of our Quitman or Valdosta dealerships. All prices good through February 15, 2014 or until vehicle is sold, whichever comes first. Truck prices include $1000 rebate when financed with Chrysler Capital. Must present ad at time of purchase to receive all/any advertised price. 2013-2014 Motor Trend of the Year Back-to-Back First Time Ever per Motor Trend Magazine. 2014 RAM 2500 4 DOOR 4X4 HEAVY DUTYQ1401905.7L HEMI, AUTO, HEATED LEATHER BUCKETS, REMOTE STARTNAVI ,20 Ž CHROME WHEELS, REAR BACK-UP CAMERAMSRP $47,290 DISCOUNT -$8,292 2014 RAM 1500 LARAMIE 4 DR 2014 RAM 3500 DUALLY 4 DOOR HEAVY DUTYQ140127CASS BURCHQ1400756.7L CUMMIN DIESEL, REAR BACK-UP CAMERA, TRAILER BRAKE CONTROL 5TH WHEEL/GOOSENECK TOW GROUP, CHROME GROUPMSRP $48,205 DISCOUNT -$7,212 V1303922014 DODGE AVENGER Q140111 V130182 Q1301525.7L HEMI, DUAL PANE SUNROOF, NAVI, LEATHER HEATED SEATS, LOADED! MSRP $43475 DISCOUNT -$8,481 2014 JEEP COMPASS Q1400382014 RAM 1500 QUAD2014 GRAND CARAVAN2014 JEEP CHEROKEE 2014 RAM 1500 Q140098 V130209 Q140040 V140293 888-304-2277801 E. SCREVEN ST € QUITMAN, GA888-463-68314164 N. VALDOSTA RD. € VALDOSTA, GA Q130333 Q140042 Q140106 2014 CHRYSLER 200 229-263-7561 8640 HWY 84 WESTAll prices plus tax, title & Lemon Law fee of $3 and reflect all applicable factory rebates. Vehicles may be located at either of our Quitman or Valdosta dealerships.Vehicle prices include Trade-In & GM Loyalty Rebate (owners of 1999 or newer GM vehicles. All prices good through February 15, 2014 or until vehicle is sold, whichever comes first. Must present ad at time of purchase to receive all/any advertised price. 2014 CHEVY CRUZE 1.8L ECOTEC ENGINEAUTO TRANSMISSIONPOWER EQUIPMENT GROUPON-STAR SIRIOUS SATELLITE RADO 2014 CHEVY CAMARO 2013 CHEVY SONIC LTC140042 2014 SILVERADO 1500 4 DOOR LTALL-STAR EDITION 18 Ž ALUM WHEELS REAR CAMERA REMOTE START & MORE! 2014 SILVERADO 1500 4 DOOR LT 4X4 2014 SILVERADO 1500 C140050 2014 CHEVY EQUINOX 32 MPG (PER WINDOW STICKER) BLUE TOOTH WIRELESSUSB PORT, 2.4 L SIDI SIRIUS/MP3 PLAYER 2013 CHEVY SUBURBAN LTC130135 LUXURY PKG., HEATED LEATHER SEATS 20Ž WHEELS, NAVIPOWER LIFTGATEREAR CAMERALOADEDMSRP $51,650 DISCOUNT -$6,656 C140036 2014 SILVERADO DURAMAX DIESEL2500 4X4 4 DOOR ALL-STAR EDITION 5.3L V8 18 Ž ALUM WHEELS, REAR CAMERA REMOTE START & MORE!POWER WINDOWS, DOORS & LOCKSREARVIEW CAMERAPERFECT FOR YOUR BUSINESS! C140066848116 CHEVROLET SWEEPS 2014 NORTH AMERICAN CAR/TRUCK OF THE YEAR!CASS BURCH SOUTH GEORGIASEXCLUSIVECorvette Dealer Z71 OFF ROAD PKG. ALLISON AUTO TRANSHD TRAILER PKG. REAR CAMERAINTERIOR PLUS PKG. MSRP $54,205 DISCOUNT -$8,212 SUPER BOWL MVP HIGH COUNTRY NOW IN STOCK! Sprauy-in Bedliner Included With Every Truck! € Everyone Knows Chevys Cost Less In Quitman!!! 2014 Chevy Silverado Truck of the Year 2014 Corvette Stingray Car of the Year 2014 CHEVY MALIBUC1401082014 CHEVY EXPRESS VAN


M M a a d d i i s s o o n n E E n n t t e e r r p p r r i i s s e e R R e e c c o o r r d d e e r r S S e e c c t t i i o o n n B B F F e e b b r r u u a a r r y y 1 1 4 4 2 2 0 0 1 1 4 4 Health Health And AndWellness Wellness Guide Guide


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2014 Health & Wellness 4B € Madison Enterprise-Recorder € Friday, February 14, 2014 FEBRUARY IS AMERICAN HEART MONTH In recognition of February as American Heart Month, the Florida Department of Health in Madison County is offering information for better heart health. Take the first step on the path to a healthier heart with us. Every year, about 715,000 Americans have a heart attack and about 600,000 people die from heart disease in the United States. That’s one out of every four deaths. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. HEART ATTACK SYMPTOMS: The five major symptoms of a heart attack are: Pain or discomfort  in the jaw, neck, or back. Feeling weak,  light-headed, or faint. Chest pain or dis comfort. Pain or discomfort  in arms or shoulder. Shortness of  breath. If you think that you or someone you know is having a heart attack, call 9-1-1 immediately. The term “heart disease” refers to several types of heart conditions. The most common type in the United States is coronary heart disease (also called coronary artery disease), which occurs when a substance called plaque builds up in the arteries that supply blood to the heart. Coronary heart disease can cause a heart attack, angina, heart failure, and arrhythmias. Cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and stroke, cost the United States $312.6 billion each year. This total includes the cost of health care services, medications, and lost productivity. These conditions also are leading causes of disability, preventing Americans from working and enjoying family activities. The situation is alarming, but there is good news—heart disease is preventable and controllable. We can start by taking small steps every day to bring our loved ones and ourselves closer to heart health. PREVENTION: WHAT YOU CAN DO? Live a Healthy Lifestyle.  Eat a healthy diet. Choosing healthful meal and snack options can help you avoid heart disease and its complications. Be sure to eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. Eating foods low in saturated fat and cholesterol and high in fiber can help prevent high blood cholesterol. Limiting salt or sodium in your diet can also lower your blood pressure.  Maintain a healthy weight. Being overweight or obese can increase your risk for heart disease. To determine if your weight is in a health range, you may access and have your body mass index (BMI) calculated.  Exercise regularly. Physical activity can help you maintain a healthy weight and lower cholesterol and blood pressure. The Surgeon General recommends that adults should engage in moderate-intensity exercise for at least 30 minutes on most days of the week.  Don’t smoke. Cigarette smoking greatly increases your risk for heart disease. So, if you don’t smoke, don’t start. If you do smoke, quitting will lower your risk for heart disease, along with many other diseases. For information on getting help to quit, call the Florida Department of Health in Madison County at (850)-973-5000.  Limit alcohol use. Avoid drinking too much alcohol, which causes high blood pressure. The Florida Department of Health in Madison County has information to help you start on the right path to better health as well as how to manage chronic diseases. Call us today at (850)973-5000 and we will be glad to help.


By Amber Houston Greene Publishing, Inc. Stress is a common problem as spring arrives bearing tax season, children' s spring sports, FCAT, springcleaning, and more. Because of this influx of factors, it is important to be able to identify symptoms of stress in your life. Most people do not realize that they are experiencing stress; they write it off as temporary, environmental, or normal. They say things like, “I just have a lot on my plate right now” and “Man, life is always hectic at my house.” If you have found yourself saying the same things, you’re in good company. According to a 2013 American Psychology Association study, 73 percent of Americans reported that they regularly experience the psychological symptoms of stress. 77 percent reported having experienced the physical symptoms. The first step to stress management is being able to identify when you are experiencing stress. Being able to identify the physical and psychological symptoms of stress is paramount. Upset stomach, headaches, fatigue, muscle tension, change in appetite, teeth grinding, and dizziness were all among the top physical symptoms reported in the APA study. In psychological symptoms, anger, irritability, nervousness, lack of energy, and weepiness all rounded out the top five symptoms. Once a person has identified stress symptoms in his or her life, it is important to immediately take steps to manage stress. Unfortunately, many people turn to unhealthy ways of dealing with stress. These include alcohol consumption, smoking, using over-the-counter medicines to relax, overeating, skipping meals, and also more innocuous things such as withdrawal, procrastination, or taking on more to avoid facing stressors head on. Diet -Proper diet can help relieve stress. Cutting out caffeine and sugars helps your body to manage its energy levels more efficiently. Exercise-Exercising not only helps your body, but it also helps your mind. What many people call a “runner’s high” is common to all exercise. Sleep -A good sleep schedule will help you take stress in stride and help you to avoid the feelings of fatigue and lack of energy that go along with stress. Just Say “No” -Know your limits and say no to activities or obligations that go beyond your limits. Proper stress management can be a wonderful tool during this busy season and all seasons. 2014 Health & Wellness Madison Enterprise-Recorder € Friday, February 14, 2 014 € 5B Stress Management 101


6B € Madison Enterprise-Recorder € Friday, February 14, 2014 2014 Health & Wellness Dear Savvy Senior, My 62-year-old sister was recently diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and was surprised when the doctor told her that she’s probably had it or prediabetes for many years. My question is what determines prediabetes and how can you know if you have it? Surprised Senior Dear Surprised, Underlying today’s growing epidemic of type 2 diabetes is a much larger epidemic called prediabetes, which is when the blood sugar levels are higher than normal but not high enough to be called diabetes. The National Institutes of Health estimates that as many as 79 million Americans today have prediabetes. Left untreated, it almost always turns into type 2 diabetes within 10 years. And, if you have prediabetes, the longterm damage it can cause – especially to your heart and circulatory system – may already be starting. But the good news is that prediabetes doesn’t mean that you’re destined for full-blown diabetes. Prediabetes can actually be reversed, and diabetes prevented, by making some simple lifestyle changes like losing weight, exercising, eating a healthy diet and cutting back on carbohydrates. Or, if you need more help, oral medications may also be an option. Get Checked Because prediabetes typically causes no outward symptoms, most people that have it don’t realize it. The only way to know for sure is to get a blood test. Everyone age 45 years or older should consider getting tested for prediabetes, especially if you are overweight with a body mass index (BMI) above 25. See to calculate your BMI. If you are younger than 45 but are overweight, or have high blood pressure, a family history of diabetes, or belong to an ethnic group (Latino, Asian, African or Native American) at high risk for diabetes, you too should get checked. To help you determine your risk of diabetes, the American Diabetes Association has a quick, online quiz you can take for free at Diabetes Tests There are several tests your doctor can give you to determine whether you have prediabetes like the “fasting blood glucose test" or the “oral glucose tolerance test,” that each require an eight-hour fast before you take it. And the “hemoglobin A1C test,” that can be taken any time regardless of when you ate. If you’re reluctant to visit your doctor to get tested, an alternative is to test yourself. To do that, you’ll need to purchase an A1C home test kit that measures your average blood glucose over the past two to three months. The ReliOn A1c Test sold at Walmart (or ) for $9 is a popular option. With this test kit, you provide a small blood sample (about a drop), and send it to the lab in a postage-paid return mailer for analysis. The results are usually sent back within a week. A1C tests measure the percentage of glucose in the bloodstream. A reading of 5.7 to 6.4 percent is considered prediabetes, while 6.5 percent or greater is diabetes. If you find that you are prediabetic or diabetic, you need to see your doctor to develop a plan to get it under control. For more information on prediabetes and diabetes visit the American Diabetes Association at and the National Diabetes Education Program ( ), which also offers dozens of free publications you can order online or by calling 888-693-6337. Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443, Norman, OK 73070, or visit Jim Miller is a contributor to the NBC Today show and author of “The Savvy Senior” book. Savvy Senior: How To Tell If You Have Prediabetes


2014 Health & Wellness Madison Enterprise-Recorder € Friday, February 14, 2014 € 7B Recognizing Teen Depression By Alfa Hunt Greene Publishing, Inc. Have you ever wondered whether the irritable or unhappy adolescent you know may actually be experiencing teen depression? Naturally, most teens feel unhappy at times and when you add the hormone havoc to the other changes in a teen’s life, it’s easy to see why their moods swing. Research shows that one out of eight teenagers is depressed, but depression can be treated along with the serious problems associated with it. If your friend or child’s unhappiness lasts for more than two weeks and he or she displays other symptoms of depression, it may be time to seek help from a health professional. There are several reasons why a teenager might become unhappy. For example, teens can develop feelings of worthlessness and inadequacy over their grades. School performance, social status with peers, sexual orientation, or their family life can have major effects on how a teen feels. Sometimes, teen depression may result from environmental stress. Whatever the cause, when friends, family, or favorite activities don’t help to improve his or her sadness or sense of isolation, there’s a good chance that he or she has teen depression. Kids with teen depression will have a noticeable change in their thinking and behavior. They may have no motivation and even become withdrawn, closing their bedroom door after school and staying in their room for hours. Kids with teen depression may sleep excessively, have change in eating habits, and may even exhibit criminal behaviors such as DUI or shoplifting. Here are more signs of depression in teenagers: Apathy Complaints of pains, including headaches, stomachaches, low back pain, or fatigue Difficulty concentrating Difficulty making decisions Excessive or inappropriate guilt Continued To Page 8B


Irresponsible behavior—for example: forgetting obligations, being late for class, skipping school Loss of interest in food or compulsive overeating which will result in rapid weight loss or gain Memory loss Preoccupation with death and dying Rebellious behavior Sadness, anxiety, or a feeling of hopelessness Staying awake at night and sleeping during the day Sudden drop in grades Use of alcohol or drugs and promiscuous sexual activity Withdrawal from friends Surprisingly, teen depression runs in families. In fact, teen depression may be more common among adolescents who have a family history of depression. There aren’t very many specific tests that can be used to detect depression. Health care professionals determine if a teen is depressed by conducting clinical diagnostic interviews and psychological tests with the teen and his or her family members, teachers and peers. The severity of the teen depression and the risk of suicide are determined based on the assessment of these interviews. Treatment recommendations are also made based on the data collected from the interviews. The doctor will also look for signs of potentially co-existing psychiatric disorders such as anxiety, mania or schizophrenia. The doctor will also assess the teen for risks of suicidal or homicidal behaviors. There are a variety of methods used to treat depression, including medications and psychotherapy. Family therapy may be helpful if family conflict is contributing to the teen depression. The teenager will also need support from family or teachers to help with any school or peer problems. Occasionally, hospitalization in a psychiatric unit may be required for teenagers with severe depression. Your mental health care provider will determine the best course of treatment for your teen. The FDA warns that antidepressant medication may increase the risk of suicidal thinking and behavior in children and adolescents with depression and other psychiatric disorders. If you have questions or concerns, discuss them with your health care provider. 2014 Health & Wellness 8B € Madison Enterprise-Recorder € Friday, February 14, 2014 Teen Depression Continued From Page 7B


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By Jacob Bembry Greene Publishing, Inc. Stan Mitchell has joined North Florida Medical Centers, Inc. as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Every Monday, Mitchell is at Tri-County Family Healthcare in Greenville as a counselor and mental health therapist. Before, the clinic had to send people to counselors outside the office, now they have someone on hand for those who may be suffering from depression or need counseling for anxiety, adjustment disorders or grief. His patients are adults, 18 and older. He also works in geriatric care. In addition to Greenville, Mitchell works in Crawfordville and Quincy two days a week each. He is familiar with Madison County, having worked in the county for Big Bend Hospice before. Mitchell received his Master’s in Social Work from Florida State University and has been a licensed counselor since 1996. Mitchell is married and has three grown children, who have seven grandchildren between them. He and his wife live in Tallahassee. 10B € Madison Enterprise-Recorder € Friday, February 14, 2014 2014 Health & Wellness Emily East Works As Outreach And Enrollment Worker By Jacob Bembry Greene Publishing, Inc. The favorite part of Emily East’s job as an Outreach and Enrollment worker is “Being out in the public and meeting people.” East, a Certified Application Counselor, began work with North Florida Medical Center on Dec. 18. Her work is spread out during the week in Greenville, Cross City, Perry and Mayo. She is the mother of five children. Her oldest is a senior at Beulah High School in Beulah, Ala. She also has a 13-year-old in eighth grade, a nineyear-old in fourth grade and two adopted boys, ages nine and eight, in grades four and two. East grew up in Horseshoe Beach before she moved to Alabama. While there, she worked in a nursing home in administration before moving back to Cross City in August. East, who helps people walk through the process of applying for Medicaid, Medicare or Obamacare, is available to help at Tri-County Healthcare in Greenville every Tuesday. Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jacob Bembry, February 7, 2014Emily East has joined North Florida Medical Centers, Inc. as an Outreach and Enrollment Worker. She is available to help in Greenville each Tuesday. Stan Mitchell Joins North Florida Medical As Counselor And Mental Health Therapist Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jacob Bembry, February 7, 2014Stan Mitchell is available each Monday at Tri-County Family Healthcare in Greenville to offer mental health counseling in areas such as geriatrics, depression and grief.


2014 Health & Wellness Madison Enterprise-Recorder € Friday, February 14, 2014 € 11B Tri-County Welcomes Dr. Pagan As Physician By Jacob Bembry Greene Publishing, Inc. Hailing from Bayamon, Puerto Rico, Dr. Cruz Edgardo Pagan Delgado has joined Tri-County Family Healthcare in Greenville as an M.D. Receiving his Bachelor of Science degree from Inter American University in Puerto Rico, he attended medical school at the University of Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic, graduating in 1981. Dr. Pagan then went to Boston, Mass., where he interned before returning to Puerto Rico. A few years later, he moved to Florida. When asked how he liked working at TriCounty in Greenville, he answered, “I like it. I was looking for a quiet place. I was tired of the cities and the rush and Greenville is a nice, quiet place.” When asked what his hobbies were away from work, Dr. Pagan said that one of his hobbies had been an expensive one. “I was a pilot,” he said, saying that he had owned one plane before coming to Florida. Other hobbies that Dr. Pagan has enjoyed include fishing, golf and playing guitar. He has also owned seven pleasure boats at different times. Dr. Pagan said that he hopes to retire from Tri-County in a few years, maybe 10 or 12. “This is a nice place,” he said, “and I am the only physician in the area here (in Greenville).” Dr. Pagan and his wife live in Tallahassee. He has four children by a previous marriage and two grandchildren. Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jacob Bembry, February 7, 2014Dr. Cruz E. Pagan enjoys working as a physician at Tri-County Family Healthcare in Greenville because of its small town atmosphere. Rebecca LeBlanc Enjoys Getting To Know Her Patients At Tri-County By Jacob Bembry Greene Publishing, Inc. “I really like the ability to get to know patients and the family feel of a small town,” Rebecca LeBlanc, the personable physician’s assistant at Tri-County Family Healthcare in Greenville, said. The daughter of a Foreign Service Officer for the U.S. State Department, LeBlanc grew up in Germany and 18 countries around the world, before her family settled in a small town in Massachusetts. “I had three older brothers and I was the only girl,” she said. “I was almost like an only child because my brothers were 12, 14 and 16 years older than I am.” Laughingly, she added, “I was an ‘oops!’” From Massachusetts, she went out west where she received her undergraduate degree from the University of Montana. She chose Montana because one of her brothers lived there and both her brother and her father had graduated from there. She went to Physician’s Assistant (PA) school at the University of Florida and did one of her rotations at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital under Farhat Khairallah, who is this writer’s cardiologist. Just returning from a ski trip to Vermont, Rebecca enjoys running and said she is addicted to Sodoku, which she calls exercise for your brain. One of her goals is to hike Machu Picchu, which stands 2,430 meters above sea level in the Peruvian Andes, along the Incan Trail. Rebecca lives in Tallahassee and is engaged to Benjamin Andrews, a mechanical engineer, who graduated from Florida State University. Both enjoy Seminole football. She has worked at Tri-County Family Healthcare for the last year-and-ahalf and is available five days a week. Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jacob Bembry, February 10, 2014Patients are used to Rebecca LeBlancs bright, cheery smile, laugh, professionalism and friendly personality.


12B € Madison Enterprise-Recorder € Friday, February 14, 2014 2014 Health & Wellness By Alfa Hunt Greene Publishing Inc. Sleep maintains physical health, as well as mental health and is a basic need. It is vital to one’s memory, because during sleep, long term memories are formed. The brain will replay the experiences of that day. According to the researchers at the University of Lubeck in Germany, sleep not only strengthens a memory’s content but it also fortifies the sequence in which it is experienced. Students at the university were presented a list of words which they were required to remember in a particular order. One group was allowed to sleep while the other was not. The group which was allowed to sleep could remember the order of words more clearly than the group that was not allowed to sleep. A good night’s sleep is essential for a healthy heart. Lack of sleep has been proven to lead to hypertension, a condition where the blood pressure is elevated to exceptionally high levels. Along with this condition, a higher risk for heart attack or stroke follows. Even people who are considered healthy can suffer an increased risk of hypertension if they have sleep deprived nights. A Journal of Periodontology study shows that the amount of sleep you get can actually affect the health of teeth. Even though smoking affects the health of teeth the most, sleep isn’t far behind. The study tracked 219 Japanese factory workers from 1999 to 2003. The participants who slept seven to eight hours a night showed lower levels of periodontal disease than those who slept less. Researchers assume that sleep shortage impairs the body’s immune system which can lead to unhealthy teeth. Sleep studies also show that sleep helps with keeping slim, especially in children. Researchers at the Northwestern University found that children who are able to get more sleep are inclined to have a lower body mass and are less likely to become overweight. Sleeping an additional hour a night reduced a child’s chance of being overweight by 30 to 35 percent. Researchers haven’t found the exact reason why sleep affects weight gain so much, but it is noted that tired people are less inclined to be active the next day. Also a lack of sleep disrupts hormones that influence the metabolism and hunger. Some studies suggest that people who find themselves awake and energetic late at night may have a genetic mutation. This altered gene may explain why some people prefer late hours. This gene is said to affect the body’s circadian cycle which is the clock that keeps our metabolism, digestion, and sleep patterns in sync. Researchers have discovered an abnormally long circadian rhythm in some mice, which lasts 27 hours instead of the normal 24 hours. These mice had the mutated gene. People who stay up late normally compensate by staying in bed longer than most people, but they still suffer from insomnia. Some people are actually able to survive on little sleep. This is also due to genes. In one study from the University of Surrey, some people struggled to stay awake after two days of no sleep while others had no problems at all. Researchers looked into this and allowed the participants to sleep. They discovered that some of the participants spent more time in what is known as “slow-wave sleep," which is the deepest form of sleep. For these people, a lack of sleep makes it even harder to stay alert and function correctly. Facts About Sleep


Hospice care is dedicated to a patient’s comfort and effective management of pain. But what if the patient suddenly needs a lift chair or their A/C unit goes out? It can get really hot in Florida especially in mid-August. There are times when one of our patients has a “special” need that is not readily covered by other assistance programs. When the needs of our patients are outside the defined hospice plan of care, Big Bend Hospice’s Special Patient Needs Fund (SPNF) can provide additional support. The SPNF allows BBH to take care of the non-hospice needs of patients and families such as electric bills, air conditioners, food, basic home repairs as well as unanticipated or immediate urgent special needs deemed by staff. The SPNF is handled through the Big Bend Hospice Foundation. However, funds are obtained through the generosity of our community. There is a designated SPNF for each of the eight counties served by BBH – including Jefferson and Madison. Additionally, the Advisory Councils for each county helps raise funds for their respective SPNF through fundraising events such Joyful Noise and Tree of Remembrance. In most cases, a member of the hospice care team may identify a patient or client’s need, review that need with the patient/family and then with the help from the patient’s entire hospice care team determine the extent of need and means available to meet it. When resources normally utilized to meet the need have been exhausted, or if the need is time sensitive, the team member makes a request from the SPNF. Through strong collaboration and to avoid duplication of services, BBH also utilizes existing programs and agencies in the community to meet the welfare needs of patients and bereaved clients. Our team members work with agencies such as Meals on Wheels along with churches, civic organizations and the local school system. More than 500 patients have received help since the fund began. The fund is only made possible through the generous support of corporations, foundations and individuals in our community. Funding for extraordinary needs beyond what hospice would normally provide is available to all hospice patients who qualify under the guidelines. 2014 Health & Wellness Madison Enterprise-Recorder € Friday, February 14, 2 014 € 13B Family Health Center Family Health Center & New hours: 9 a.m. 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Closed on Tuesdays. Walk-ins accepted When Care Goes Beyond HospiceBy Carol Katz Special Patient Needs Fund More than one-third of adults and over 12.5 million children and teens  in the US are obese. In the last 30 years, obesity in children and teens has nearly tripled. One can of soda contains 10 teaspoons of sugar and the average  American adult drinks 500 cans of soda every year, estimating about 52 pounds of sugar consumed in soft drinks alone. An unhealthy diet leads to diseases like diabetes, hypertension, certain  cancers, obesity, and micronutrient deficiencies. In a survey of ninth through twelfth graders in 2011, 13.1 percent of the  teens admitted to skipping breakfast in the past seven days, while 11.3 percent had drunk three plus servings of soda per day in the same time frame. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day because it feeds your  body and mind with the necessary nutrients and energy to function throughout the day. Eating breakfast regularly will also help keep weight off because it gets your metabolism going. In the same survey, more than 15 percent of the students were over weight, and more than 12 percent admitted to starving themselves for 24 hours or more in the last month in an attempt to lose weight. Physical activity like aerobic exercise (walking, running), muscle strengthening (weight-lifting), bone-strengthening (jumping rope), and balance and stretching activities (yoga, pilates, dancing) are especially beneficial to a healthy body. Health Facts Of The Month


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Healthy Shrimp Fried Rice 2 tablespoons oyster € sauce 1 tablespoon reduced€ sodium soy sauce 1/2 teaspoon sugar € 2 teaspoons roasted € sesame oil, divided 2 eggs, lightly beaten with € 2 teaspoons of water 3/4 pound medium shrimp, € peeled and deveined, tails removed 2 tablespoons canola oil € 3/4 teaspoon minced € onion 1 tablespoon minced € peeled fresh ginger 1/2 teaspoon minced gar€ lic 1/2 cup minced green € onions, divided 2 cups cooked brown bas€ mati rice, cooled 1 cup bean sprouts € 3/4 cup snow peas € 1. Combine oyster sauce, soy sauce and sugar in a small bowl. 2. Heat a heavy 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 teaspoon sesame oil and eggs. Cook until eggs are softly scrambled. Remove from pan. 3. Add remaining sesame oil to pan. Add shrimp; stir-fry until just cooked, about 2 minutes. Remove from pan. Wipe pan clean. 4. Add canola oil to pan. Add onion; stir-fry 2 minutes. Add ginger, garlic and half the green onions; stir-fry 30 seconds. Add rice; cook, without stirring, 1 minute to crisp, then stir-fry 2 to 3 minutes. Add bean sprouts, peas, egg, shrimp, remaining green onions and sauce. Toss gently until thoroughly heated. Serves 4 Per serving: 280 calories, 11g fat, 105mg chol., 16g prot., 28g carbs., 1g fiber, 830mg sodium Recipe by Laraine Perri, a food writer in New York City By Dr. Heather Taylor Teething can cause discomfort and interrupt sleep patterns for children as early as three months of age. Your child's gums may be swollen and tender when your baby’s teeth are coming through. Teething may also cause a very slight increase in temperature. However, if the temperature reaches 100.4F (38C) or above, it’s not caused by teething. Pain relievers rubbed on a baby’s gums offer only very temporary relief, since a teething baby drools so much that the medication is quickly washed away. Teething rings and a small dose of acetaminophen, (Tylenol) may also offer some pain relief. Consult your physician if your baby has persistent irritability or elevated temperatures. Dr. Heather Taylor is originally from Charlotte, N.C. She graduated cum laude with a BA in Psychology from Wake Forest University. She received her medical degree and completed her pediatric residency at East Carolina University School of Medicine in Greenville, N.C. Dr. Taylor is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. She has been practicing pediatrics since 2000. Dr. Taylor is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and The American Medical Association. Dr. Taylor is married to Tony Taylor and has two children, Erik and Hanna. She enjoys boating, fishing, gardening and spending time with the family. 2014 Health & Wellness Madison Enterprise-Recorder € Friday, February 14, 2014 € 15B Teething Can Be Uncomfortable And Interrupt Sleep Patterns For Infants


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