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Wed. April 24, 2013VOL. 49 NO. 38 www.greenepublishing.com 50 cents Index2 Sections, 24 Pages Local Weather You can nd us onFacebook Veiwpoints 2A From Page One3A Obituaries 4A Around Madison4A-5A Administrative Prof. 6A-7A Classieds/Legals10A-11A Sports 12A Path of FaithSection BUSE YOUR SMART PHONE! SCAN ME! By Jacob Bembry Greene Publishing, Inc. Faith, Hope, Love will be the theme of the one-mile fun run/walk, which will be held on April 27 at 10 a.m. at Lake Frances. Named Goin for Goins, all proceeds from the event will benet the Goins family. Melissa Goins, the wife of Les, and mother of Lydia and Addilyn, is undergoing treatment for ovarian cancer. At 28 weeks into her pregnancy, Melissa was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. We know everything is in Gods hands, she said. Prayers are appreciated. There will be an entry fee of $10 for the run and t-shirts are also available for $20 each. Please were teal in support of ovarian cancer victims. For more information, please contact Katie French at (850) 6738680; Michele Stout at (850) 673-6639; or Tania Williams at (850) 4914198. Goins Family Fun Run/Walk The Florida Law Enforcement Liaison (LEL) Program is a grant funded program sponsored by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and the National Highway Trafc Safety Administration (NHTSA). The goal of the LEL program is to reduce trafc related fatalities and injuries by working with law enforcement agencies across the state to boost safety belt use, reduce drunk driving and encourage trafc safety initiatives. The LEL program has developed the Florida Law Enforcement Challenge, Florida Motor Unit Challenge, Florida DUI Challenge and the Florida Click It or Ticket Challenge in an effort to achieve our goal. Madison PD Places in Top ThreeBy Kristin Finney Greene Publishing, Inc. The second annual Sam Harris Open doubles tournament has been slated for later in May. Last years tournament was a success, raising nearly $3,000. The money raised at that tournament would cover the cost of lights for at least two of the courts at the high school. If this years tournament is also successful and there are many generous sponsors, the organization is hopeful that the lights might soon become a reality. The tennis courts at Madison County High School are now the only serviceable courts in the county. This means that many people are not exposed to the joys of playing tennis until they reach high school. Madison County is taking steps in the right direction, however. With the introduction of the ten and under league, it is hoped that young players will develop a love for the game early on and carry that enthusiasm with them into high school. Those interested in participating in this years event stay tuned for an upcoming article with more information!Second Annual Sam Harris Open SlatedBy Lynette Norris Greene Publishing, Inc. When it rains, it pours sometimes, and all that water has to go somewhere. At the United Methodist Cooperative Ministries Center on SW Dill Avenue, it surrounds the building and often oods the picnic pavilion behind it. Sonny Rollings and Deborah Brown, representing the UMCM Center, appeared before the County Commission to seek help with the ooding issue. The Center is a public building, used by many citizens, groups and organizations, even a ballroom dancing group, and hosting functions that bring outof-town visitors into Madison. But whenever there is a storm in the area, the building becomes an island surrounded by deep muddy puddles. When you walk through mud you cant dance too good, said Rollings, referring to the ballroom dance lessons. Rollings contended that the problem began when the county elevated the roadway to ease ooding problems in the community behind the Center, but this solution has sent water owing back toward the building with nowhere else to go. There is a property next door with a holding pond area, but the water cant get to it because the elevated roadway. Rollings asked if something could be done to install some kind of drainage. County Attorney Tommy Reeves advised that the commissioners have a public works engineer visit the site to determine what, if anything, the county did to cause the problem and determine if there is a workable solution; after a brief discussion, the commissioners agreed to that course of action.County to Look at UMCM Centers Flooding IssueDeborah Brown and Sonny Rollings address the county commission on behalf of UMCM.Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Lynette Norris, April 17, 2013 By Lynette Norris Greene Publishing, Inc. Tight budgets and tough economic times meant that the County Commission didnt have much wiggle room on some of its agenda items regarding services, and had to get a little creative to stretch limited resources on others. Commissioner Ronnie Moore, who also sits on the Transportation Disadvantaged Committee, has been working the last few weeks to raise money from various sources to keep Big Bend Transits In-Town Shuttle operating. The shuttle had been funded by a grant, which runs out at the end of April 2013, and the Transportation Disadvantaged Committee needed to come up with $24,000 to keep the shuttle operating the rest of the year (roughly $5600 a month) until another permanent source of funding could be established. Moore had addressed the City Commission at its March meeting about the shuttles dilemma. At its April meeting, the City Commission agreed to contribute at least $5000, with the stipulation that the County Commission come up with a matching contribution. After discussing where in the budget that money could come from, the county commissioners agreed that if they didnt do something, the citys contribution would disappear, leaving the shuttle and those who depend on it high and dry; yet the county had only so much in re-County Commission Deals With Tight BudgetsBy Lynette Norris Greene Publishing, Inc. Abstinence isnt cool with students, community leader Merv Mattair, founder of Boyz 2 Kings, told the school board. Its not exactly what most parents and school ofcials would like to hear, but it is mostly true. Mattair, along with Pam Robinson of the Madison County Health Department, spoke to the Madison County School Board about a sex education curriculum that not only covers the science and biology, but also puts it into a context students can readily understand...how it can effect their lives. The rst unit of the program begins by asking the student to get to know your dreams and look closely at their hopes and plans for the future. What do they want to do, study or be? What kind of work and effort will it require to reach that goal? However, the consequences of sexual activity, i.e., pregnancy or sexually transmitted diseases, are not consequences teenagers are well equipped to handle. Plans for college, vocational school, or even nishing high school become difcult, if not impossible. Time, energy and resources are diverted to dealing with childcare or medical expenses. Dreams are derailed, education suffers and earning power drops. Even if a few students are fortunate and manage to escape the pitfalls of early sexual activity, it still has a negative impact on schoolwork. When students are sexually active, their mind is not on the FCAT, said Mattair. Its on sex. There is also the problem of peer pressure, even for students who might not normally become sexually active. Abstinence is seen as the deviation, not the norm, and that is a challenge the proposed curriculum will meet by making abstinence the ultimate cool. Using the slogan Abstinence is my Swag, Mattair and Robinson hope that by getting students to see that choosing not to engage in sexual activity while theyre still in school is not only cool, it is something positive, something that they do for themselves because they understand that their dreams are important. The program is an eight-hour course that also includes such things as role-playing and developing negotiation skills that help students say no. Students can opt out of particular chapters or the entire program if they or their parents wish; the course is not mandatory. It is, however, something that would be suitable for churches to useHealth Depar tment and Community Leader Talk a bout Sex EducationPam Robinson of the Madison County Health Department and Merv Mattair of Boyz 2 Kings address the school board about a sex education program that stresses abstinence as the new cool.Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Lynette Norris, April 16, 2013 Please See Madison PD on Page 3A Please See Tight Budgets on Page 3A Please See Sex Ed on Page 3A


Researchers at Brigham Young University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill pooled data from 148 studies on health outcomes and social relationships every research paper on the topic they could find, involving more than 300,000 men and women across the developed world and found that those with poor social connections had on average 50 percent higher odds of death in the studys follow-up period (an average of 7.5 years) than people with more robust social ties. That boost in longevity is about as large as the mortality difference observed between smokers and nonsmokers, the studys authors say. And its larger than differences in the risk of death associated with many other well-known lifestyle factors, including lack of exercise and obesity. But if its true that we get by with a little help from our friends (thank you Beatles), then how, exactly, do our friends do it? That is, how does social integration measured by surveys and questionnaires about friends, family size, marital status and the number of household residents influence long life? The short answer is that we dont really know yet. The truth of the matter is that the critical evidence on psychosocial processes and health have come about only within the last 10 to 15 years even though theres been a lot of theory on it since the 1970s, says psychology professor Bert Uchino at the University of Utah. That may help to explain why healthcare providers, for the most part, have yet to embrace social support as a factor in good health, on par with smoking habits, diet or exercise. Without a good sense of the physiological mechanisms that may link feelings of loneliness, for instance, to biological markers like blood pressure and resting heart rate, it has been easy to dismiss the power of social connections as nothing more than an artifact of the data or, worse, as touchy-feely pseudoscience. We turn to family and friends for obvious tangible support when were sick from help preparing meals to keeping track of pills, appointments and insurance forms. And caring about others may also prompt us to take better care of ourselves. A really good example is someone who has a child. That new bond is often the impetus to quit smoking, to drink less or to curb any number of risky pastimes. But the influence of social ties may be even more powerful than that. Social relationships, it seems, may also help our bodies help themselves. Recent lab studies have shown that, in a stressful situation, blood pressure and heart rate will increase less when people are accompanied by a person who is close to them. Brain imaging also shows neurological differences between a person who is alone and a person who has support: in a lab-induced tense situation, brain activity in the anterior cingulate cortex, a region activated in times of stress, is reduced when people have a close friend or relative alongside them. And its not just adult stress. In an experiment, children who were allowed to talk to their mothers after a stressful encounter giving an impromptu speech or doing math problems in public showed increased levels of oxytocin, a neurotransmitter thought to dampen the hormonal stress response, compared with children who did not have contact with their mothers. In one of the most famous experiments on health and social life, Sheldon Cohen at Carnegie Mellon University exposed hundreds of healthy volunteers to the common cold virus, then quarantined them for several days. Cohen showed that the study participants with more social connections and with more diverse social networks that is, with friends from a variety of social contexts, such as work, sports teams and church were less likely to develop a cold than the more socially isolated study participants. The immune systems of people with lots of friends simply worked better, fighting off the cold virus often without symptoms. Studies suggest that the immune response may be affected by stress hormones, so that a strong social life thus affects immune function by helping people keep physiological stress in check. But turning such research into fullfledged medical advice isnt easy. Its hard to legislate social relationships. And we all know that some relationships are better than others, and not all relationships are positive. Since a new study reviewed the statistical association between mortality risk and relationship quantity, rather than perceived quality, it makes you wonder whether we wouldnt see even stronger benefits if we focused only on the good relationships. Bolstering these connections may ultimately help people stay healthier than trying to build connections between complete strangers, as in, a cancer support group. (Studies on the physical health benefits of support groups show mixed results.) We need to pay better attention to naturally occurring relationships and to fostering those. I say dump the bad ones and nurture the good ones. Edgar Floyd came over ta help me nail some loose tin back on my barn. We help each other out from time ta time. As we clumb on top the barn, I looked around. I seen the cows with their nose to the grass. I seen chickens scratchn n peckn. The hogs was rootn. I seen squirrels dign fer acorns. Every animal was feedn. I looked at Ed n said, Are you thinkn what Im uh thinkn? Ed said, You mean, when the animals are feedn so are the sh? I said, Ive got uh case of the shn fever. We can nail this tin later. Way on the back side uh my place is uh pond where my daddy dammed up uh spring years ago. Its all growed up and nobody shes there cept me. We dug some worms, grabbed two poles, n went to the pond. I said, Ed, these sh are skittish. If we sneak behind the dam n cast over, so they cant see us, theyll bite. We did n in uh few minutes we had uh mess uh sh. I said. Ed now that weve got enough fer uh sh fry, walk up on top the dam n try ta catch uh few. He did n never got another bite. Ed said, Cracker, I never knew sh could be that skittish. Sincerely yourn Cracola OLustee ( Cracker fer short )www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, April 24, 2013 2A Madison County CarrierVIEWPOINTS& OPINIONS Boston Massacre National SecurityJoe Boyles Guest ColumnistThe original Boston Massacre occurred in the spring of 1770, fully five years before the American Revolution began, when a squad of British soldiers fired into a crowd of protesting civilians. (Reminds you of Kent State, doesnt it?) Five patriots died and others were injured. Why would the British do such a thing? Protests were common after the Seven Years War (also known as the French and Indian War in the Americas) ended. The British government was looking for creative ways to pay for the expensive conflict. One of their methods was the Townshend Acts which placed tariffs on imported British goods to their colonies like America. Imagine this profitable scenario: we make the goods; ship them to you then place an extra tax on them so that you can buy them from us. So the British win three ways manufacture, shipping and taxes. Politicians never change, do they? The problem, according to American patriots, was that they werent represented in the British governing body Parliament, hence, taxation without representation. It is one thing to have your elected representatives levy a tax on you, but when you dont even get the opportunity to vote for the taxing authority, thats a big no-no. Such was the background of events leading to the original Boston Massacre. The most recent Boston Massacre occurred last week when two Chechen brothers dropped off a couple of homemade bombs near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. This marathon race, normally a joyous event, occurred on Patriots Day, a Massachusetts holiday commemorating the Lexington-Concord event in 1775 that is largely regarded as the starting point of the American Revolution. A wonderful time was turned into tragedy when the bombs exploded, killing three young people (including a child) and injuring hundreds. The bombs were contained within common-variety pressure cookers, filled with explosive material and shrapnel small ball bearings (possibly BBs) and nails. They were designed to kill and maim. In the world of explosive bombs, there are two broad categories: anti-material and anti-personnel. Anti-material bombs are designed to destroy things, such as buildings or vehicles. Antipersonnel bombs are meant to destroy life and limb. In fact, there is very little damage to buildings in front of the two blast sites on Boylston Street in Boston. Repairs will be relatively simple and cheap. Not so for the families and victims of the marathon bombers. Many of the survivors lost limbs. The two men responsible for this act are now accounted for. Tamerlan Tsarnaev (26) is dead and his 19 year old brother, Dzohkar, is gravely wounded and recovering in a Boston-area hospital. Others may be involved as the investigation is just beginning. In the process of their capture, a police officer lost his life and another was gravely wounded. The brothers Tsarnaev have a lot of blood on their hands. The Tsarnaevs were radical Muslims. They lived in this country a long time and the younger one was recently naturalized as a U.S. citizen. Somewhere along the line, they became radicalized to this idea of Islamic Jihad and carried out their attacks in the cause of religious zealotry. This is hard for Christians to understand. Our religion is one of peace and compassion for our fellow man. The God we worship would never call upon his disciples to destroy nonbelievers. Recall in Corinthians that Saint Paul professed that our religion was based upon faith, hope and charity. This is a far cry from the faith that the Tsarnsaevs practiced. There is a lot to learn from this latest Boston Massacre. The investigation must be thorough and sober. If we rush to judgment, we will likely miss a number of important lessons along the way. No doubt, there were important warning signs about the Tsarnaevs that were missed by authorities, family and friends. Without question, we need to minimize the danger posed by attacks like this at important sporting events. Stadiums such as the ones in Gainesville and Tallahassee with limited entrances are easier for security to defend than a 26 mile race through a major city. As the investigation proceeds, policy and law makers will have to walk a delicate line between enhanced protection and preservation of the publics freedom and civil liberties. Note: As a result of this incident, Americans are paying a lot more attention to Chechnya, a small Muslim republic in the Caucus region of Southern Russia, located between the Caspian and Black Seas. 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www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, April 24, 2013 Madison County Carrier 3AFROMPAGEONE Established 1964 A weekly newspaper [USPS 324 800] designed for the express reading pleasure of the people of its circulation area, be they past, present or future residents. Published weekly by Greene Publishing Inc., 1695 South SR 53, Madison, FL 32340. Periodicals postage PAID at the Post Ofce in Madison, FL 32340. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to MADISON COUNTY CARRIER, 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. Drawer 772 Madison, FL 32341 (850) 973-4141 Fax: (850) 973-4121Web Site: www.greenepublishing.comE-mail Information:News news@greenepublishing.comSports jacob@greenepublishing.comAdvertisement ads@greenepublishing.comClassifieds / Legals classifieds@greenepublishing.com Founders: Tommy & Mary Ellen Greene Ralph and Linda Gray of Madison, Florida, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Lindsay Anne Gray, to Jacob Clayton Dempsey; son of Richard and Christy Dempsey of Lakeland. Lindsay is a graduate of Southeastern University. Currently, she is employed with Lockheed Martin in Lakeland, Florida. Jacob is a graduate of Southeastern University. He is employed with The JOY FM Radio Station. A May wedding is planned in Weirsdale, Florida.Gray & Dempsey To Wed National Infant Immunization Week April 20-27th You want to do what is best for your children. You know about the importance of car seats, baby gates and other ways to keep them safe. But, did you know that one of the best ways to protect your children is to make sure they have all of their vaccinations? Immunizations can save your childs life. Because of advances in medical science, your child can be protected against more diseases than ever before. Some diseases that once injured or killed thousands of children, have been eliminated completely and others are close to extinction primarily due to safe and effective vaccines. One example of the great impact that vaccines can have is the elimination of polio in the United States. Polio was once Americas mostfeared disease, causing death and paralysis across the country, but today, thanks to vaccination, there are no reports of polio in the United States. Vaccination is very safe and effective. Vaccines are only given to children after a long and careful review by scientists, doctors, and healthcare professionals. Vaccines will involve some discomfort and may cause pain, redness, or tenderness at the site of injection but this is minimal compared to the pain, discomfort, and trauma of the diseases these vaccines prevent. Serious side effects following vaccination, such as severe allergic reaction, are very rare. The disease-prevention benets of getting vaccines are much greater than the possible side effects for almost all children. Immunization protects others you care about. Children in the U.S. still get vaccine-preventable diseases. In fact, we have seen resurgences of measles and whooping cough (pertussis) over the past few years. In 2010, the U.S. had over 21,000 cases of whooping cough reported and 26 deaths, most in children younger than 6 months. Unfortunately, some babies are too young to be completely vaccinated and some people may not be able to receive certain vaccinations due to severe allergies, weakened immune systems from conditions like leukemia, or other reasons. To help keep them safe, it is important that you and your children who are able to get vaccinated are fully immunized. This not only protects your family, but also helps prevent the spread of these diseases to your friends and loved ones. Immunizations can save your family time and money. A child with a vaccine-preventable disease can be denied attendance at schools or daycare facilities. Some vaccine-preventable diseases can result in prolonged disabilities and can take a nancial toll because of lost time at work, medical bills or long-term disability care. In contrast, getting vaccinated against these diseases is a good investment and usually covered by insurance. The Vaccines for Children program is a federally funded program that provides vaccines at no cost to children from low-income families. To nd out more about the VFC program, visit http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/programs/vfc/ or ask your childs health care professional. Immunization protects future generations. Vaccines have reduced and, in some cases, eliminated many diseases that killed or severely disabled people just a few generations ago. For example, smallpox vaccination eradicated that disease worldwide. Your children dont have to get smallpox shots any more because the disease no longer exists. By vaccinating children against rubella (German measles), the risk that pregnant women will pass this virus on to their fetus or newborn has been dramatically decreased, and birth defects associated with that virus no longer are seen in the United States. If we continue vaccinating now, and vaccinating completely, parents in the future may be able to trust that some diseases of today will no longer be around to harm their children in the future. For more information about the importance of infant immunization, visit http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines or contact Florida Department of Health at Madison County 973-5000. Madison PD Cont. From Page 1AThese programs have been designed to promote trafc safety through increased enforcement, reducing the number of overall crashes and increasing the seat belt usage rate. Proven by research, it is well known that an increase in trafc enforcement in a community results in a decrease in motor vehicle crashes, injuries and fatalities. In fact, no other single program or strategy works as well as law enforcement in making the roads safer. These programs complement all training and public information programs that the FDOT and NHTSA implement to promote trafc safety. The Florida DUI Challenge Initiative rewards law enforcement agencies that dedicate a signicant level of resources to impaired driving enforcement, awareness and training. The goal of this program is to reduce the number of alcohol-related crashes, fatalities, and injuries that occur in Florida by increasing DUI enforcement and public awareness of the states alcohol-related crash problem. The Madison Police Department actively participates in the above programs. We submit documentation of our trafc safety efforts throughout the year and we are evaluated and compared to other agencies of similar size throughout the state. I received a letter stating that we placed in the top three in the DUI Challenge for agencies of our size. Therefore, we have been invited to attend the awards ceremony in Orlando this July. At a minimum, we will come home from that event with trafc safety related prizes with a value of at least $1,000. Im very proud that our ofcers put a high value on trafc safety in our community. In addition to trafc safety, overall crime prevention is an additional benet to increased police visibility and trafc enforcement. Corporal Jeff Rosenberg keeps track of the necessary information and submits the proper reports to FDOT for our participation in the program. Of course winning the prizes is nice, but the overall goal is making our streets safer for everyone. Tight Budgets Cont. From Page 1Aserve funds to last through the second six months of its scal year, so it couldnt make up the entire $19,000 difference. The commission voted to match the citys $5000 contribution and look into having the shuttle scale back its hours of operation in order the stretch the $10,000 as far as possible. Possibly this amount would be enough to tide the shuttle over at least through the rst part of June, when the commission could see what the legislature planned to do. Several commissioners expressed hope that the state might be persuaded by then to pitch in as well. Mosquito control is also operating under scal constraints. Last year, the county had some state help to deal with the bumper crop of mosquitoes brought on by Tropical Storm Debbys torrential rainfall. This year, heavier rainfall throughout the preceding months has brought another surge in the mosquito population, but no additional funds from the state to help with spraying. Dale Stone, representing Honey Lake Plantation, addressed the commission to ask for help with spraying for mosquitoes. The resort brings visitors into Madison County, Stone told the commissioners, but the mosquitoes out there needed to be brought under control. Jamie Willoughby, director of mosquito control for Madison, said he would love to help out Honey Lake Plantation, but he just didnt have the money or the resources. The only funding his two-man operation has covers just the areas already being sprayed. Any additional spraying would have to be approved and would cost more money. However, if the commissioners wanted him to spray the one county-maintained road that runs through the resort, he would nd a way to do it, he said; as for spraying other roads throughout the Plantation, those were private roads, where the county was not allowed to go anyway. After some discussion, the commission decided that the additional spraying just wasnt feasible under the current economic constraints. However, at the Recreational Park, they were able to address at least one major safety issue, approving a request for netting to be put up around the softball elds. The funding comes from the tourist tax dollars the county collects from hotels, which, according to regulations, can be used to upgrade or improve a publicly used facility. Since the recreation park is publicly owned, hosts softball tournaments that bring in even more tourists, and the netting is needed prevent spectators from being pummeled with foul balls ying into the stands, the commission felt that it fell far enough within the purview of allowable tourist tax fund expenditure to be safe. The netting was approved unanimously. Sex EdCont. From Page 1Awith their youth groups, in getting young people to look more realistically at early sex and the effect it could have on their lives. With the backing of the Health Department, which is percent behind this, Mattair hopes the message reaches the young people of Madison County, especially the ones who most need to hear it.


www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, April 24 2013 4A Madison County CarrierAROUNDMADISONCOUNTY Obituaries BAILEY MONUMENT CO 740252 Community CalendarMary Janice Reams, 64, formerly of Lee, passed away peacefully on March 15, 2013 at Heritage Healthcare after a lengthy illness. Mary was born on June 6, 1948 in Miami, to the late Ila Clinton and Zora Edgman Jones. The family moved to Lee, when Mary was a teenager and she continued to live there most of her adult life. At the end of 2010, Mary entered a nursing home in Valdosta, Ga., due to declining health and to be nearer her daughter and other family members. Mary proudly served as a Duty Ofcer with the Florida Highway Patrol for 19 years before retiring due to medical problems. She was a huge animal lover and had many pets throughout her life, often taking in strays. She also enjoyed spending time with family, cooking and was very patriotic. She is survived by a daughter and son-inlaw, Lee Ann and Jon Lasseter of Valdosta, Ga.; a brother and sister-in-law, David and Louise Jones of Live Oak.; two grandsons, Matthew Lasseter of Valdosta, Ga., and Jonathan Lasseter II of Arlington, Va..; a granddaughter, Hannah Lasseter of Guyton, Ga..; seven nieces and one nephew and a number of great-nieces and great-nephews. She is also survived by many special cousins and extended family and friends. A memorial service for Mary Janice Reams will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, 2013 in the chapel of the Carson McLane Funeral Home with Merrell Lasseter ofciating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Condolences to the family may be conveyed online at www.mclanecares.com. Carson McLane.Mary Janice Reams April 26-27Relay for Life begins at 6 p.m. Friday evening and continues through Saturday morning at 11 a.m. Luminaria ceremony is set for 9 p.m. April 26-28Beulah Baptist Church, located approximately five miles east of Lee, announces plan s for a three-day minirevival. This will be kicked off on Friday night, April 26, with a prayer meeting, including songs of praise. This will begin at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be served following the meeting. On Saturday, April 27, beginning at 5 p.m., a time of music and worship with Donna Faulkner will be held. A meal will be served at 6 p.m. An RSVP is requested if possible. Please call Deanna Phillips at (850) 869-9001 or Mary Santerfeit at (386) 294-1721 to RSVP. Beginning at 7 .m. that evening, Jennifer Beckham will speak. A Disney princess for eight years, he has appeared as a special guest on several television broadcasts, including The 700 Club, Life Today with James and Betty Robison and Daystars Celebration with Marcus and Joni Lamb. On Sunday, April 28, Beulah will celebrate Ladies Day. April 26-27A rummage sale will be held to benefit the Lee Worship Center. The sale will be held on Friday, April 26, and Saturday, April 27, from 8 a.m. until. The church is located at 471 NE Magnolia Street behind the old Lee School. Look for the signs. April 27Cherry Lake Fire Rescue bass tournament to be held at the Madison County Public Boat Ramp (on Cherry Lake, next to the 4-H Camp, 243 NE Public Boat Ramp Road. Due to sponsors, prize money begins with a $350 purse before any registration. Entry fee $50 per boat (two fisherman) or $25 per fisherman. Registration for big fish pot is $10 per boat. Registration begins promptly at 5 a.m. For more information, call (850) 929-2354 and leave your name and return phone number or email clfr@embarqmail.com. April 27The Sammy Glass Family will appear in concert on Saturday, April 27, at 6 p.m. at Hanson United Methodist Church. There is no admission. A love offering will be received.April 28Cherry Lake First Baptist Church, on Highway 150, is having its Homecoming Service Sunday, April 28. At 10 a.m., there is a gospel music concert with the Masters Trio, featuring Murrell and Rhonda Bennett and Nancy Hall. At 11 a.m., Brother Manning Hicks will bring the message for the worship service, followed by a covered dish luncheon in the fellowship hall.April 28-May 2Bible reading will begin in the Gazebo in the Four Freedoms Park on Sunday, April 28, at 6 p.m. and continue through the National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 2. May 4Open mic sing and potluck supper at Lee Worship Center, 471 SE Magnolia Drive in Lee to benefit churchs building fund. Supper at 6 p.m. Sing immediately follows. May 11Chicken dinner fundraiser for Michael Gaston set for May 11 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Plates are available for $7.50 each. Call Cyrus Bachari at (229) 506-2743 to reserve your plate. Mrs. Ida Mae Selph Gerald, age 87 died April 20, 2013 in Madison, Florida. Graveside funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Monday, April 22, 2013, in the Cherry Lake Methodist Cemetery. The family received friends one hour prior to the service at the cemetery. Rev. Benjie Dial ofciated. She was born in Mayo and had lived in Pell City, Ala., before moving to Madison County 25 years ago. She worked as an ofce manager in a doctors ofce for many years. She was a big NASCAR fan and loved Alabama football. She was a member of Cherry Lake Methodist Church. She is survived by a brother, T. M. Selph of Citrus and a sister, Melba Barrs of Madison; several nieces and nephews, Randell Selph, Wayne Selph, Kirk Selph, Linda Williams, Ray Selph, Paul Selph, Billy Selph, Jerry Selph, Bobby Barrs and Lisa Tuten. She was pre-deceased by her husband, Bob Gerald, and two brothers, Bill Selph and Paul Selph. T. J. Beggs, Jr. & Sons of Madison was in charge of arrangements. (850) 973-2258Ida Mae Selph Gerald Funeral services for Danny Daniel will be held Thursday, April 25, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Beggs Funeral Home, Madison Chapel. Burial will immediately following at Evergreen Cemetery. The visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m., on Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at Beggs Funeral Home. Danny Daniel The family of Stephanie Candy Drechsler would like to thank everyone for the owers, phone calls, and most especially, your prayers during this difcult time of loss. We appreciate your friendships and understanding that Candy was a special person who will be missed for a long time to come. Thank you and God bless youThank You By Lynette Norris Greene Publishing, Inc. The Madison Womans Club is selling tickets for hot, boxed lunches-to-go, for its Spring 2013 fundraiser at the Madison Womans Club. Tickets ($8 each) can be purchased from any Womans Club member anytime during the next few days prior to Friday, April 26, when you can pick up your hot tasty lunch between 11a.m. and 1 p.m. Enjoy hot chicken salad casserole, marinated green bean salad, a yeast roll, cake and a beverage, while supporting a worthy cause. See any Womans Club member for tickets and more information.Reminder:Get Your Tickets For Womans Club Box-Lunch Fundraiser


www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, April 24, 2013 Madison County Carrier 5AAROUNDMADISONCOUNTY The Board of Directors of Farm Credit of Northwest Florida has declared a patronage refund of $1.25 million. The patronage refund is a form of profit sharing that distinguishes Farm Credit from other lenders, said Board Chairman, Richard Terry, a Madison County farmer. Were delighted that the association performed well this past year and that Farm Credit of Northwest Florida customers have the opportunity to share in that success, said Rick Bitner, President and CEO. Profit sharing is one of the unique and tangible benefits of doing business with a customer-owned cooperative. Patronage distribution essentially reduces the cost of borrowing money. Since 1988, Farm Credit of Northwest Florida Members have benefited from more than $72 million of patronage refunds or profit-sharing declared by the Board of Directors. We have been, and strive to remain a strong and valuable source of funding for Agriculture and our rural communities, through the good times and bad, Bitner said. Agriculture is the second largest industry in the state, ranking behind only tourism. Farm Credit of Northwest Florida is proud to provide a stable, reliable source of credit to rural America, said Richard Terry. Farm Credit of Northwest Florida is a $292 million, Agriculture Credit Association, is a locally owned and controlled financial cooperative headquartered in Marianna, Florida, and is part of the nationwide Farm Credit System. It loans funds and provides financing expertise to farmers, agribusinesses and rural homeowners for land, homes and farm operations in 18 counties across the Florida Panhandle.Farm Credit of Northwest Florida Distributes $1.25 Million in Profits to its Members Photo Submitted by Lesia AndrewsFarm Credit Directors, Fred Beshears, Richard Terry, Mark Fletcher and Douglas Walker accept check.The children of Ruth Herndon cordially invite all her friends and family to join them for an 80th Birthday Party Celebration to be held Saturday, April 27 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Hickory Grove Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.Ruth Herndon Got newsStraight from the horses mouth?We Do!The Madison County Carrier &Madison Enterprise Recorder


6A Madison County Carrier Madison County Carrier 7Awww.greenepublishing.com www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, April 24, 2013Wednesday, April 24, 2013 AngieWe appreciate all you do! Thank You Happy Ad ministr a tive Professi onals Day The Worlds Best Everything! Greene Publishing, Inc. (850)973-4141Thank You For All You Do Every day!Emerald GreeneLaTrelle Palhoff Madison County Central School 2093 W. US 90 Madison, FL (850) 973-5192 Administrative Professionals WeekHonoring the office professionals who make offices workCourtesy of IAAPModern business is a storm. Modern office professionals bring order. They take the swirl of international commerce and give it cohesion. Every April for 61 years, the International Association of Administrative Professionals has been asking businesses around the world to show gratitude for the people who get the job done in their office. Please join us by committing in some significant way to mark Administrative Professionals Week April 21-27 and Administrative Professionals Day on Wednesday, April 24, 2013. Were honoring the office professionals who make offices work.About Administrative Professionals WeekSince 1952, the International Association of Administrative Professionals has honored office workers by sponsoring Administrative Professionals Week. Today, it is one of the largest workplace observances outside of employee birthdays and major holidays. Today, there are more than 4.1 million secretaries and administrative assistants working in the United States, according to U.S. Department of Labor statistics, and 8.9 million people working in various administrative support roles. More than 475,000 administrative professionals are employed in Canada. Millions more administrative professionals work in offices all over the world Administrative Professionals Week FAQs: When did Administrative Professionals Day begin?Administrative Professionals Day/Week was originally organized in 1952 as "National Secretaries Week" by the National Secretaries Association (now known as the International Association of Administrative Professionals) in conjunction with public relations executive Harry Klemfuss and a consortium of office product manufacturers. It was established as an effort to recognize secretaries for their contributions in the workplace, and to attract people to secretarial/administrative careers.The association successfully campaigned U.S. Secretary of Commerce Charles Sawyer to proclaim the first National Secretaries Week on June 1-7, 1952. He designated Wednesday, June 4, as National Secretaries Day. Sawyer, Barrett and Woodbridge participated in ceremonies held in Washington, D.C. Who founded Administrative Professionals Day/Week? The idea began with Mary Barrett, president of the National Secretaries Association, now called IAAP, and C. King Woodbridge, president of Dictaphone Corporation. They served on a council addressing a national shortage of skilled office workers. Together with Harry Klemfuss, public relations account executive at Young & Rubicam, they originated the idea for a National Secretaries Week. Why did IAAP create Administrative Professionals Day/Week? IAAP created National Secretaries Week (now Administrative Professionals Week) with two objectives in mind: to recognize "the secretary, upon whose skills, loyalty, and efficiency the functions of business and government offices depend," and to call attention "through favorable publicity, to the tremendous potential of the secretarial career." When is Administrative Professionals Day/Week? Administrative Professionals Week is always held annually during the last full week in April. Administrative Professionals Day is always held the Wednesday of that week. Who qualifies as an administrative professional? Many people who contribute to the workplace in a variety of settings. IAAP defines administrative professionals as individuals who are responsible for administrative tasks and coordination of information in support of an office-related environment and who are dedicated to furthering their personal and professional growth in their chosen profession. Research shows that many workers around the world still hold the secretary job title; however, many alternative titles have become more popular, such as administrative assistant, office coordinator, administrative specialist, executive assistant, and office manager. What is the best way to celebrate Administrative Professionals Week? According to IAAP members, administrative support personnel prefer observances that recognize and provide opportunities for learning and growth. Employers can facilitate professional development for admins by supporting: Tuition reimbursement to attend college classes and work toward a degree. Membership and participation in professional organizations. Reimbursement for online training programs in technology, administrative, and management skills. Registration for appropriate conferences, seminars, and continuing education workshops. Attainment of professional certification. IAAPs Certified Administrative Professional (CAP) or Certified Professional Secretary (CPS) programs are widely recognized standards of excellence. Supporting IAAP chapter events. Events can be accessed from the link at the left. Additional gift suggestions include business-related items, such as personalized business cards, desktop name-plate, gift certificate, ergonomically correct accessories, computer hardware/software upgrade, or monetary bonus for exemplary performance.


By Lynette Norris Greene Publishing, Inc. The Lions Club has been working hard to make sure this years Fourth of July Celebration is even better than the last one, culminating in a spectacular reworks display lling the sky above Lake Frances; however, although much work has been done already and the event still seems like a long way off, there are a lot more plans to pull together and many more details to work out. This years celebration also coincides with the 175th Anniversary of the City of Madison, which will be incorporated into this years God and Country Celebration. When there is much to do, time has a way of passing quickly. Last weekend, club members passed out informational brochures on the upcoming Fourth of July Festival during Down Home Days. The Club still needs vendors for the celebration, and now, with the new website up and running, getting hold of a vendor application is a mouseclick away. Go to www.madisonlionclub.com and click on th of July Information. (Just remember to leave the s off lion in your search, or it will pull up the Lions Club for Madison, Ala.) Also, for businesses and individuals who would like to be a sponsor for this years festivities, the Club will be offering three levels of sponsorship: Red ($500), White ($250) and Blue ($100). All include a vendor spot (12x24 for Red, 12x12 for White and Blue) and a half-page ad in the festival program, with differing levels of publicity and benets in the weeks leading up to, and including the day of the celebration. The highest level, Red, includes the sponsors name on staff T-shirts the day of the event, and on a banner hanging from the entertainment stage. Speaking of entertainment, if you or your group can sing, tap dance (or any other kind of dance) play a musical instrument, perform magic tricks, do stand-up comedy or have any other kind of talent in the crowdpleasing/entertainment category, here is an opportunity for some stage time. The Club is looking for a variety of talent for the evenings festivities, so start rehearsing and contact the Lions Club about auditioning your act. People can also buy ad spots in the festival program; contact the Lions Club to inquire about availability and prices. The Lions Club is also welcoming new members at this time, and holding evening meetings for those who cannot make the noon meetings every Tuesday at Shelbys. The evening meetings are every second and fourth Thursday in the Madison County Memorial Hospital cafeteria at 6 p.m. Anyone who is interested in joining the Lions Club is cordially welcomed to come to a meeting and see what the club is all about. For more information on this years Fourth of July God and Country Celebration, peruse the abovementioned website, or contact Lions Club President Jay Lee at (850) 9737509, or email madisongodandcountry@yahoo.com. www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, April 24, 2013 8A Madison County CarrierAROUNDMADISONCOUNTY Lions Club Fourth of July: Closer Than It Seems By Jacob Bembry Greene Publishing, Inc. The Sammy Glass Family will appear in concert on Saturday, April 27, at 6 p.m. at Hanson United Methodist Church. Everyone is invited to enjoy this concert and a great time in Lord. There will be no admission charge. A love offering will be accepted. Everyone is invited. There will be refreshments served afterward. Hanson UMC is located seven miles north of Madison on Highway 145. The Sammy Glass Family To Appear At Hanson United Methodist Church


www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, April 24, 2013 Madison County Carrier 9ASCHOOL North Florida Community Colleges brightest students were honored during the colleges Honors Convocation ceremony April 9 at the NFCC Fine Arts Auditorium. Students from various academic areas and student organizations received recognition for outstanding achievement and character during the 2012-2013 academic year. NFCC faculty and staff announced each award recipient as NFCC President John Grosskopf and Dean of Academic Affairs Dr. Sharon Erle presented the awards. Alana Ellison of Madison received NFCCs prestigious Student of the Year award. Ellison serves as the Student Government Association (SGA) President Elect and is also as a member of Sentinel Service Corp. The student who is the recipient of this award not only excels in the classroom with a current GPA of 3.66, but has shown a spirit of generosity and service that few students possess, said NFCC Dean of Academic Affairs Dr. Sharon Erle. She is a member of the Sentinel Service Corp and the Student Government Association. This student cares deeply about her campus and community. During her time at NFCC she has worked as student assistant in the Ofce of Campus Life as well as an English tutor. This student truly embodies the spirit of a Sentinel through scholarship and service. In addition to recognizing outstanding students, NFCC also named its 2012-2013 Friend to the College. Elouise Green was recognized for her continuous support of NFCC. Green is a Lafayette County resident and serves on NFCCs Foundation Board. Elouise Green has served on NFCCs Foundation for many years. She has served countless hours volunteering at NFCC fundraising events. Her love for the college is boundless, said Grosskopf. NFCCs Honors Convocation ceremony is held annually in April to recognize outstanding students and celebrate student achievement prior to NFCCs Spring Term commencement ceremony in May.NFCC Honors Top Students At Honors Convocation CeremonyStudents Honored During NFCCS Honors Convocation Were:HAMILTON COUNTY Keyla Perez Drawing Danielle Muzzey Early Childhood Professional Certicate JEFFERSON COUNTY Tovya Vargas Human Development Tori Holley Design MADISON COUNTY Krystal McCormick Education Selena Phillips Economics Cheltsie Kinsley Accounting Cody Belinski Business Amy Stalnaker Computer Science Alexandra Patron English Juli Waldrep American Literature & World Religion Catherine Murphy Painting Michelle Mandziara Metal Sculpture Alexandra Patron Biology Christopher Gifford Anatomy & Physiology Tarvis Peacock Microbiology Lakeidra Baynard Early Childhood Education Emily Curl Early Childhood Program Management Alana Ellison Student of the Year LEON COUNTY Laura Bishop Mathematics SUWANNEE COUNTY Lyndee Fletcher Digital Media Thomas Moeld Psychology Jonathan Bolick History Lacey Caskin Ceramics Christopher Martins Physics Frederick Mowry Humanities Tawanna Cooks Promising Scholar TAYLOR COUNTY Tiffany Slaughter Sociology Taylor Bethea Chemistry Kelli Thomas Nursing Photo submittedMadison County students that were honored are: Front Row (L to R) Juli Waldrep, Alexandra Patron, Tarvis Peacock, Emily Curl, Cheltsie Kinsley, Krystal McCormick and Cody Belinski. Back Row (R to L) Catherine Murphy, Michelle Wheeler, Amy Stalnaker, Lakeidra Baynard, Christopher Gifford, Selena Philips and Alana Ellison. Photo submittedElouise Green was named Friend to the College.Photo submittedStudent of the year Alana Ellison is pictured with NFCC President John Grosskopf and Dean of Academic Affairs Dr. Sharon Erle.


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www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, April 24, 2013 Madison County Carrier 11A All Legals are posted on line at www.greenepublishing.com and www.oridapublicnotices.com ----Legals---NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Pursuant to SS 336.09 and 336.10, Florida Statutes, the Board of County Commissioners of Madison County, Florida hereby gives notice that at 9:00 a.m. during its regular meeting held May 1, 2013 at the Board of County Commissioners Room, Room No. 107, Madison County Courthouse Annex, 229 SW Pinckney Street, Madison, Florida, the Board will hold a public hearing to consider vacating, abandoning, discontinuing and closing certain roads located in Northeast Madison County, Florida, more specically described as follows: NE PLUMBAGO TERRACE: The entire length of NE Plumbago Terrace, from NE Post Road to NE Garden Road, lying in Section 04, Township 2 north, Range 09 East, shown originally as a portion of Post Road in Book 1, Page 2, No. 21 Plat of Cherry Lakes Farms Subdivision No. 2. UNOPENED ALLEY: Vacate the portion of the Unopened Alley, lying completely within Parcel 04-2N-09-3127-001-000 and Parcel 0000-00-3131-002-000, shown originally as a portion of Cherry Lake Drive in Book 1, Page 2, No. 21 Plat of Cherry Lake Farms Subdivision No. 2. YOU WILL PLEASE BE GOVERNED ACCORDINGLY. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at such meeting he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Dated this 5th day of April 2013. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Allen Cherry, County Coordinator. All interested parties may appear at this hearing and be heard regarding this matter.4/10, 4/24 NOTICE: The District School Board of Madison County, Florida, will hold a public hearing on Tuesday May 21, 2013, at 6:00 p.m. The meeting will be held in the School Board Meeting Room of the Superintendents Ofce 210 N.E. Duval Avenue, Madison, FL. Revisions to: Policy 4.03 Exception Student Education Policy Procedure 4.03 Exception Student Education The proposed document may be viewed at the School Board Ofce, 210 NE Duval Ave, Madison, Florida. Statutory Authority: 120.54, 1001.43 F.S. IF A PERSON DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION MADE BY THE BOARD, WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT THIS MEETING OR HEARING, HE/SHE WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS, AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE, HE/SHE MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE, WHICH RECORD INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED. 4/24 4/24, 5/1 BID NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the Board of County Commissioners of Madison County, Florida will be accepting bids for the following: Furnishing all necessary materials, equipment, labor, supervision and all utility and transportation services required to perform all work required in connection with maintaining Madison Countys roadside right-of ways by litter removal, weed eating and mowing approximately 1,000 acres for three (3) to four (4) mowing cycles per year and known as Project Number FY 2013 06. Bids may be submitted to the Board of County Commissioners by depositing same at the Board ofce located in Ofce 219 at the Madison County Courthouse Annex, 229 SW Pinckney Street, Madison, Florida 32340, or by mailing to Post Of- ce Box 539, Madison, Florida 32341 any time prior to 5:00 PM on Wednesday, May 8, 2013. ANY BIDS RECEIVED AFTER SUCH DATE AND TIME WILL NOT BE OPENED OR CONSIDERED. Bids must be clearly marked with the project number printed on the outside of the front of the bid envelope for that project as follows: Roadside Right-of-Way Mowing Project Number FY 2013 06. BID MUST CONTAIN A COPY OF THE VENDORS MADISON COUNTY OCCUPATIONAL LICENSE WHERE APPLICABLE, OR CERTIFIED STATE CONTRACTOR NUMBER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR AWARD. Bid Specications, as well as other pertinent documents, may be obtained from the Madison County Road Department ofce located at 2060 NE Rocky Ford Road (C-591), 2 miles north of Madison, Florida telephone # 850-973-2156, beginning Wednesday, April 24, 2013. Each contractor interested in bidding this project is strongly urged to obtain copies of the bid package immediately in order to have time to review all information before submitting a bid. Bids will be opened on Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 9:00 AM in the Madison County Board of County Commissioners meeting room. Award by the Board of County Commissioners is scheduled for Wednesday, May 15, 2013. Madison County reserves the right to waive any informality or to reject any or all bids.4/24, 4/26, 5/1, 5/3


www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, April 24, 2013 12A Madison County CarrierSPORTS By Kristin Finney Greene Publishing, Inc. The Madison County High School varsity baseball team held their senior night on Friday, April 12. This years seniors included: D.J. McKnight, Taylor Howell, Chad Oliver, Pat Bowen, Garrett Holman and Jake Latner. On senior night, prior to the game, each boy was joined on the field by their parents or guardians and their goals and inspirations were called for all to hear. D.J. McKnight was escorted by his parents, Priscilla Thompkins and Daniel McKnight. He has played baseball at MCHS for all four years of high school. His immediate goals/aspirations are to continue playing baseball at Tallahassee Community College. When asked who the most inspirational person in his baseball career and/or life was, he responded, Theres more than one person to single out and way too many to name, but I just want to say that I am very thankful to have you all in my life pushing me every step of the way. Taylor Howell was escorted by his parents, Keith and Sherri Howell. He has played baseball at MCHS for all four years of high school. His goals/aspirations are to go to Taylor Technical Institute to be an electrician. He also added, But if college ball comes my way, I would do that as well. When asked who the most inspirational person in his baseball career and/or life was, he responded, My grandparents, always guiding me in the right direction in my like and keep my head up and me moving forward. Chad Oliver was escorted by his parents, Greg and Darlene Oliver. He has played baseball at MCHS for all four years of high school. His goals/aspirations are to go into the Army Reserves and attend Florida State University next spring. He eventually hopes to become a doctor. When asked who the most inspirational person in his baseball career and/or life was, he responded, My dad, because he was the one that taught me the game of baseball and supported me every step of the way. Pat Bowen was escorted by his parents, Patrick Bowen, Sr. and Melissa Bowen. He has played baseball at MCHS for all four years of high school. His goals/aspirations are to play college baseball. When asked who the most inspirational person in his baseball career and/or life was, he responded, My dad. He has always paid for me to play in the summer and helped with everything I needed. Garrett Holman was escorted by his mom, Karen Holman. He is the son of Eddie and Karen Holman. This was his first year playing baseball at MCHS. His goals/aspirations are to become a professional wake boarder. If he doesnt become a professional wake boarder, he wants to become a lineman for Progress Energy. When asked who the most inspirational person in his baseball career and/or life was, he responded, My dad, because he is my best friend and a very successful man. He also blessed me with his good looks. Jake Latner was escorted by his parents, Bart and Ruth Ann Latner. He has played baseball at MCHS for all four years of high school. His goals/aspirations are to hopefully play college baseball. When asked who the most inspirational person in his baseball career and/or life was, he responded, My dad, because he has always been there to help me out through all my years of playing baseball. 500 West, Howard Street (US 90), Live Oak 386-362-4012 NOW AT GRADY S AUTOMOTIVE 795299 G RADY S A UTOMOTIVE G RADY S A UTOMOTIVE G RADY S A UTOMOTIVE Buy Here Pay Here Buy Here Pay Here Buy Here Pay Here Tax-Time-Special Tax-Time-Special Tax-Time-Special Low Down Payment Low Down Payment Low Down Payment 2006 MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS GS, LEATHER Tax Time Specials 1999 Lincoln Town Car Cartier, Like New 150 cc $950.00 Plus Tax, Tag & Title Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Greene, April 12, 2013D.J. McKnight was escorted by his parents, Priscilla Thompkins and Daniel McKnight. Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Greene, April 12, 2013Taylor Howell was escorted by his parents, Keith and Sherri Howell. Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Greene, April 12, 2013Chad Oliver was escorted by his parents, Greg and Darlene Oliver.MCHS Baseball Seniors Honored Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Greene, April 12, 2013Pat Bowen was escorted by his parents, Patrick Bowen, Sr. and Melissa Bowen.Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Greene, April 12, 2013Jake Latner was escorted by his parents, Bart and Ruth Ann Latner.Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Emerald Greene, April 12, 2013Garrett Holman was escorted by his mom, Karen Holman.


The Madison County Carrier April 24, 2013Section B Section B Jennifer Beckham To Appear At Beulah Baptist Churchs Weekend RevivalBeulah Baptist Church, located approximately five miles east of Lee, announces plans for a three-day mini-revival. This will be kicked off on Friday night, April 26, with a prayer meeting, including songs of praise. This will begin at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be served following the meeting. On Saturday, April 27, beginning at 5 p.m., a time of music and worship with Donna Faulkner will be held. A meal will be served at 6 p.m. An RSVP is requested if possible. Please call Deanna Phillips at (850) 869-9001 or Mary Santerfeit at (386) 294-1721 to RSVP. Beginning at 7 .m. that evening, Jennifer Beckham will speak at the church. She is a wife, mother, Bible teacher and motivational speaker. She has traveled extensively throughout North America, sharing her testimony and teaching practical Biblical principles. A Disney princess for eight years, he has appeared as a special guest on several television broadcasts, including the 700 Club, Life Today with James and Betty Robison and Daystars Celebration with Marcus and Joni Lamb. On Sunday, April 28, Beulah will celebrate Ladies Day. The ladies will be singing and giving their testimonies. The men will honor them by preparing their lunch. Make plans now to attend and share a weekend with Christian friends.


2B Madison County Carrier Wednesday, April 24, 2013 Path of Faith By Kristin Finney Greene Publishing, Inc. Shelly Smith, Greene Publishing, Inc. employee, dedicated much of her youth to getting to know the Lord and traveling. Her love of the Lord and her education allowed her to go on many adventures and to serve in many ways that some people never get the chance to. When she was young, Shelly traveled with her parents to National and State Baptist Conventions. While there, she was exposed to many different missionaries and ways to serve. She said, All of the different cultures and places really fascinated me, as did the thought of being able to help people. I think I started asking my parents when I could go on an international mission trip when I was eight. It wasnt until she was in high school and became involved at the First Baptist Church of Madison that she was introduced to the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention (www.thetask.org). She said of the International Mission Board, They have countless opportunities for teenagers, young adults, or any willing and able person to serve. Mrs. Judy Phillips was so encouraging of my interest in missions and showed me how to apply for serving, and she helped me fundraise as well. My church family was so supportive of these mission tripsI would never have been able to go and serve without their support, prayers, and love. At the age of 17 she got an opportunity that many children her age could only dream of, she was able to travel to Amman, Jordan for nearly one month. While in Amman, Shellys group put on a English/Bible Camp, similar to a Vacation Bible School program, for the students of the Southern Baptists School. The group also worked with teenagers during the afternoon, and in the evenings they split up and went home with different families for dinner. Sometimes in the mornings they were able to go sightseeing at different Biblical points of interest such as Mount Nebo, the Jordan River and Petra. Shelly was also able to spend two months in Serbia, teaching English to adults. She was accompanied by one other teammate and their job there was to build friendships and just get to know the community, as well as to provide the service of teaching English. Meeting a persons need(s) is a great step in the right direction towards leading them to Christ, she added. As an English teacher, Shelly worked primarily on vocabulary with those that she taught. We were asked to bring local menus, books, and other items that would make learning English more fun. Among many items donated for my trip to Serbia were some Kens BBQ menus. In Serbia there was a building designated as the English Club, it has several different rooms and a kitchen. Each gathering consisted of snacks, learning and a time of hanging out. Shelly also added, Even though you go with the intent to serve and be of help or try to be a blessing to someones life, God surprises you with blessings! I felt blessed and helped to be there and be involved and God gives you an indescribable peace when youre out of your comfort zone serving Him. Shelly Smith: Traveling The World and Teaching About Christ Photo SubmittedShelly Smiths love of the Lord and education allowed her to go on many adventures and to serve in many ways that some people never get the chance to.


Path of Faith Madison County Carrier Wednesday, April 24, 2013 3B The PulpitRev. Richard Sauls, Pastor,Lee Worship Center Psalm 78: 1 Give ear, O My People, to My law: incline your ears to the words of My Mouth. This verse presents an Old Testament Command to obey the Law of Moses. In fact, the statement Give ear to My Law, is found some 32 times in the Old Testament, but not once in the New. The reason is simple: Jesus fulfilled all the Law, and Faith in Him and what He has done at the Cross makes Believers dead to the Law. Rom 7:4 WHEREFORE, MY BRETHREN, YOU ALSO ARE BECOME DEAD TO THE LAW. The Law is not dead per se, but we are dead to the Law because we are dead to its effects; this means that we are not to try to live for God by means of Law whether the Law of Moses, or Laws made up by other men or of ourselves; we are to be dead to all Law) BY THE BODY OF CHRIST, this refers to the Crucifixion of Christ, which satisfied the demands of the broken Law we could not satisfy; but Christ did it for us; having fulfilled the Law in every respect, the Christian is not obligated to Law in any fashion, only to Christ and what He did at the Cross. THAT YOU SHOULD BE MARRIED TO ANOTHER, EVEN TO HIM WHO IS RAISED FROM THE DEAD We are raised with Him in newness of life, and we should ever understand that Christ has met, does meet, and shall meet our every need; we look to Him exclusively, referring to what He did for us at the Cross. THAT WE SHOULD BRING FORTH FRUIT UNTO GOD. (Proper fruit can only be brought forth by the Believer constantly looking to the cross; in fact, Christ must never be separated from the work of the Cross; to do so is to produce another Jesus (11 Cor. 11:4) May the Lord Jesus Christ, Be with You All! DEAD TO THE LAW


When I was a bit younger and a bit braver, a group of friends and I shot the rapids on the Ocoee River in southeast Tennessee. The Ocoee, which I think is the Cherokee word for terrified rafter is a world class whitewater adventure. Now, Im no world class athlete, and that became evident on the river. I so feared being sucked out of the boat that I literally dug my toenails into the rubber raft I was paddling. But by the time we finished, I was on a first name basis with rapids named Broken Nose, Table Saw, and Diamond Splitter and it was an incomparable thrill. Whitewater sports began quite accidentally on this river. The Ocoee is dammed to produce electricity. The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has operated their dams for years, and for the longest time, TVAs production of electricity killed the river. Only a trickle of water, no more than ankle deep in places, flowed through the gorge. But in the late 1970s a portion of one of their dams broke, sending the full force of the Ocoee through the canyon for the first time in decades. Whitewater outfitters and kayakers jumped all over the opportunity, setting up impromptu river tours. After the dam was repaired, legislators were wise enough to pass laws to protect the recreation that had developed on the river. So, for 112 days a year the Ocoee River is turned on for kayaking and rafting enthusiasts. On the morning I arrived at the river there was nothing but rocks. How are we going to shoot the rapids when I can rock-jump across the river and never get wet? I asked my guide. Speaking like a cross between Jedi-Master Yoda and some drugempowered oracle he said, Sweat it not, dude. The water is coming. He was right. The water was coming. Thirty miles upstream the water had been released. It took a little while to get there, but as I watched, the babbling stream turned into a torrent of whitewater, and the adventure was afoot. The power of those rapids was incredible. I couldnt dictate to the river with my little paddle and rubber dinghy any more than I could turn on or off the dams floodgates. There was no control over the water; I had to go where it pushed me. Sure, at times I could steer, paddle or even stop, hiding behind a huge rock; but when released over the rapids all I could do was scream, flay at the water, and pray. The power of the water had been unleashed, and we were just along for the ride. Living out the life of faith is a lot like that. We have our raft, paddle, and are in this boat with our friends on the same journey. What began as a dribble is now an unstoppable flood. We are paddling along best we can, moved by the unleashed Spirit of God. And sometimes we are more than moved. Sometimes life and faith are not placid escapades of reflection and peace. Instead, the journey of faith becomes a bone-jarring exercise in survival, crashing over the rocks and through the rapids, threatening to drown us. We are often jostled from the security of our raft, forced to scream out of desperation for a rope or lifeline of rescue. We struggle and fight just to keep our noses above the water line. We may get the relieved opportunity to list in quiet pools, catching our breath and resting our muscles from time to time. But then, the water will pick up and we are on our way again. Sure, there are things we can and should do along the way: Pray, hang on, watch out for our friends, and paddle like our hair is on fire. But ultimately we are riding the wave of God as he does his good will and purpose. 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Path of Faith Madison County Carrier Wednesday, April 24, 2013 5B By Jacob Bembry Greene Publishing, Inc. The Strength Team will appear at Greenville Baptist Church Sunday morning, April 21, at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. The admission to see the Strength Team perform is free. A donation and offering will be received. The theme for this team, which is involved in ministering the Gospel of Jesus Christ by demonstrating amazing feats of strength, is Breaking BarriersBuilding Lives. Greenville Baptist Church (the Church on the Hill) is located at 1365 SW Main Street in Greenville. For more information, call (850) 949-2353. To read about the Strength Team, go to www.strengthteam.com. Strength Team To Appear At Greenville Baptist Church This Sunday


6B Madison County Carrier Wednesday, April 24, 2013 Path of Faith Madison County To Celebrate Prayer Week By Reading The Bible Through By Jacob Bembry Greene Publishing, Inc. Churches and their members will have an opportunity to sign up during Holy Week services to join in and read the Bible through during Prayer Week, leading up to the National Day of Prayer. Each year, the Madison County Ministerial Association sponsors a Bible reading marathon at the Gazebo in Madison. The Bible reading will begin this year on Monday evening, April 28, at 6 p.m. and wrap up on Thursday, May 2. On Thursday, May 2, the National Day of Prayer will be observed at the Courthouse in Madison at 5 p.m. During the month of April, the Ministerial Association will host prayer walks at different locations beginning at 5 p.m. each Monday. On April 1, the walk will be held at Madison County High School. On April 8, the Madison County Courthouse will be the location of the prayer walk. On April 15, the prayer walk will be held at Madison County High School. On April 22, the prayer walk will begin at WMAF Radio Station, located on SW Captain Brown Road. On April 29, the final prayer walk will be held at the site of the new hospital. Everyone is asked to join in the prayer walks. If you would like to sign up for a time to read the Bible, please call Kay Harris at (850) 973-3238.


Path of Faith Madison County Carrier Wednesday, April 24, 2013 7B By Kristin Finney Greene Publishing, Inc. Genesis Missionary Baptist Church will be hosting a Cornerstone Ceremony on Sunday April 28 beginning at 3 p.m. The ceremony will include a message from Minister Reginald Daniels. Everyone is invited to join them for this biblical event. The ceremony will include uplifting messages, fellowship with other believers and much more. They will be celebrating the City of Madisons 175th anniversary as well. Genesis Missionary Baptist Church is located at 2062 NE Collin Kelly Highway in Madison. Reverend Oliver Bradley is the Pastor, Deloris M. Jones is the Program Coordinator and Gloria J. Washington is the Church Clerk for Genesis Missionary Baptist Church. Genesis Missionary Baptist Hosting Cornerstone Ceremony


8B Madison County Carrier Wednesday, April 24, 2013 Path of Faith Two young men answering the call to serve a mission for their Savior are currently meeting with residents of Madison County. They are part of a force of more than 65,000 members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who have left their homes and are serving in missions around the world. Elder Carlson (on left in photo) has come to Florida from his home in Oregon to work for two years sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ to all who have a desire to learn more. He attended Brigham Young University (BYU) for one and a half years before suspending his studies in computer engineering to serve the Lord by serving others. At the end of his mission he plans to return to BYU. He said, Sharing my personal belief of the Savior Jesus Christ and explaining to people how families can be together forever is an experience I would not trade for the world. Elder Carlson is twenty years old and will complete his mission in the Fall of 2013. Elder Fleetwood (on right in photo) is another twenty year old and comes to Florida from Vernal, Utah. An avid sportsman he enjoys snowboarding, wakeboarding, ice hockey, and soccer. He worked summers to help finance mission expenses. Missionaries and their families take care of the cost of the mission experience for those who serve. Elder Fleetwood said, My goal is to share the truth with my fellow man. When he completes his mission in the Spring of 2014 he plans to continue his education at BYU in Utah. If you would like to know more about the gospel of Jesus Christ or just have an in-home devotional, please contact the missionaries at 673-1241 and schedule an appointmentthey will come to you. Young Men Serving In Madison County Photo SubmittedMissionaries Elder Carlson (left) and Elder Fleetwood (right) serving in Madison County.


Path of Faith Madison County Carrier Wednesday, April 24, 2013 9B By Lynette Norris Greene Publishing, Inc. The 24/7 Bible reading at the Gazebo in Four Freedoms Park will be starting up in a few daysSunday evening, April 28 at 6 p.m. If you want to be one of the ones participating in the marathon reading of the Bible from Genesis all the way through to Revelation, but havent gotten around to signing up yet, there are still a few days left to check and see if any slots are still open. For the last several years, the Ministerial Association has sponsored the 24/7 Bible read-through in Four Freedoms Park, during the days leading up to the National Day of Prayer on May 2. Many people take turns reading the Bible over a loudspeaker in 15-minute segments, but they can sign up to read for longer blocks of time if they wish. The Bible readings were begun as a way to celebrate the freedom to do so, to read aloud from the Bible; it is one of those freedoms that many believe if it isnt used in a very public and celebratory way, it might be quietly taken away, and few people would even notice. The reading also fits in with one of the Four Freedoms honored by Four Freedoms Park the Freedom of Religion. For more information of Bible reading slots still available, contact Kay Harris at (850) 973-3238. Even if you dont get a slot to read, you can go by the Gazebo any time between the evening of April 28 and May 2, and hear others reading aloud from the Scripture in anticipation of the National Day of Prayer.Only A Few Days Left To Sign-Up For Bible Reading


10B Madison County Carrier Wednesday, April 24, 2013 Path of Faith DacierManorAssistedLiving atAdventChristianVillageIknowMomisbeingtakencareofbyaprofessional, caringstaff24hoursaday,7daysaweek.Shesnot sittingaloneinherhomesheswithherpeers.And shesstillcloseby.Momismuchhappiernow,andsoamI.Call1-800-647-3353orvisit www.acvillage.net/assistedliving Icansleeppeacefullynowthat Idontworryaboutwhatcould happentoMominherhome.Closetohome. Just30minutessouthofMadison.ALF #7641(386)658-5291 1-800-955-8771TTY POBox 4345 DowlingPark32064 ReneePoolewithhermom,EleanorPreston By Lynette Norris Greene Publishing, Inc. He also had seven sons and three daughters. And he called the name of the first, Jemima; and the name of the second, Kezia; and the name of the third, Keren-happuch. And in all the land were no women found so fair as the daughters of Job: and their father gave them inheritance among their brethren. (Job 42:13-15) Jemima is another woman of the Old Testament who receives only a brief mention in the Bible. She does not take any active part in a story or narrative; rather, she is simply named at the very end of the Book of Job, as one of Jobs three daughters, part of the second family he is given after enduring tragedy upon tragedy upon tragedy in the previous 40some odd chapters. Finally, after much suffering, Job repents of despair, sitting in sackcloth and ashes, and God restores him to a prosperity even greater than he had before. Some find the book of Job downright depressing; the circumstances are grim, and the question it raises, why does God allow evil things to happen to good people, is not an easy one to ponder. The book can be a rather difficult and emotionally draining read, a long didactic prose poem of suffering, loss, death of family, and hideous disease of the body. By the time one reaches the end, it is almost a relief to read about the second family given unto Job, the daughters so fair and beautiful that none can compare to them. Jemima and her sisters emerge onto the scene like a breath of fresh air, a cleansing rain that brings relief to the soul and healing to a blighted landscape. Perhaps this is part of the literary function of Jobs exceedingly fair daughters, as symbols of the grace, love and redemptive power of God. Where was thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? God has asked previously (Job 38:4), and Job, finally, sees that God is greater than any suffering of man. Perhaps we still find the travails of Job at the hands of Lucifer troubling, more troubling still because it was allowed under Gods auspice, and perhaps it could be true that Job may have been only superficially grateful for the good things in his life; the Book of Job does not lend itself to easy interpretation and simple answers. However, one constant theme throughout the whole ordeal is the persistence of faith, a faith so deep that multiple tragedies cannot overcome it; a beautiful shining faith like Jemima. Jemimas name means warm in the sense of affectionate and is also closely related to an Arabic word that means dove. The book of Job also held fascination for William Blake, a 19th century British poet, painter, and printmaker. Blake did extensive illustrations of the story Job in two series of prints; in one Job is shown near the end of his life, old and white-bearded, sitting on a hillside with his three daughters, hands raised to the sky. Another notable thing about Jemima is that she and her sisters are named in the text, while Jobs seven sons are not; also she and her sisters are given an inheritance, just like their brothers, another very unusual circumstance. And it is on this upbeat and redemptive note that Job dies, old, and full of days. Women of the Bible: Jemima


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