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Wed. May 1, 2013VOL. 49 NO. 39 www.greenepublishing.com 50 cents Index2 Sections, 24 Pages Local Weather You can nd us onFacebook Veiwpoints 2A From Page One3A Obituaries 4A Around 5-7A School 8-9A Classieds 10A Legals 11A Sports 12AUSE YOUR SMART PHONE! SCAN ME! By Lynette Norris Greene Publishing, Inc. Since several other Florida counties are adopting ordinances to outlaw the sale of substances used as hallucinatory drugs, the Madison County Commission discussed whether or not Madison should look at doing the same. The issue, however, is not as simple as it sounds. The ingredients are perfectly legal, meaning the substances can be sold openly in the county; in fact, they aresold openly, according the discussion the board had with Madison County Sheriff Ben Stewart. However, they can have a hallucinatory effect on the user. The situation is similar to the issue with bath salts several months ago different chemicals, but somewhat similar circumstances where combinations of legal ingredients were marketed as bath salts and labeled not for human consumption in order the get around the drug law. Buyer and seller knew what the product was for, and it was sold openly in gas stations, head shops and independent stores. The problem was that the bath salts had serious, unforeseen and lingering side effects that began showing up in emergency rooms across the country. With the current situation, ordinary chemicals being used as hallucinogenic drugs, Sheriff Stewart told the board that trying to outlaw it would be a challenge. One change in the molecular makeup makes it legal again, he said. On the other hand, it is a health concern and a safety issue; Stewart spoke of a case in Taylor County where a juvenile had suffered serious injury as a result of using the substances. Commissioner Rick Davis inquired about the possibility of prohibiting synthetic drugs in general rather than trying to outlaw the specic ingredients in them. County Attorney Tommy Reeves agreed, saying that a broader ordinance such as that would prohibit stores from selling synthetic drugs without having to be quite so exact. He suggested that the county might want to look at other counties that have been successful with this and see how their ordinances are worded. The commissioners agreed look at ordinances from Taylor, Hillsborough, and other counties and take up the matter again at a future meeting.Synthetic Drug Prohibition Ordinance ConsideredBy Jacob Bembry Greene Publishing, Inc. The Madison Police Department has made several arrests lately, including an arrest of a man on cocaine charges. Stacy Williams was picked up on an outstanding warrant on Saturday, April 27, by Patrolman Reggie Alexander. At that time, Alexander made a new arrest of Williams for possession of cocaine with intent to distribute. Also that day, Ofcer Dewey arrested Gary Givens on a writ of attachment. Ofcer Jeff Rosenbery arrested two juveniles for possession of marijuana less than 20 grams. Shaneka Earl was arrested for disorderly intoxication at Courtyard Apartments. There was a retail theft at Fast Track where a black male subject stole Bud Light Limes and put them in his pants and left without paying for them. On Sunday, April 28, Ofcer Jeff Rosenberg arrested Alpha Dakkiam Bx on a charge of disorderly intoxication. The arrest was made at Gibson Trailer Park. Also on Sunday, Ofcer Travis Johnson conducted a trafc stop on Smith Street at the intersection of Martin Luther King Drive. The passenger hopped out of the car and ran toward Mickel Street. The driver was identied as Antonio Hawkins. He was released after receiving two citations. Man Arrested For Cocaine With Intent To DistributeSubmitted by Alexis Sowell This is eight year-old Martin Richard, who died April 15 in the Boston Marathon bombings. This picture has become the poster/face of #RunforBoston. His words say it all. My friends and I love to run. We run 10-12 miles a week and run in surrounding area 5Ks. It has been our dream to one day run in the NY Marathon and/or the Boston Marathon. We love the crowds cheering the on the runners at the nish line. That is why we are all so moved and feel such sadness for the family of Martin Richard, the 8 year old boy killed at the nish line of the Boston Marathon on April 15. Martin was with his family, his Dad who is a runner, his Mom who underwent brain surgery after injuries sustained that day, his little sister who lost a leg resulting in injuries sustained that day and his little brother, who by the grace of God was not hurt. They were simply cheering on the runners (most of them friends) as a right of passage marking the signs of Spring and warmer weather. This is a family who is constantly giving to others. They now need help and gifts from strangers. Having said this, my friends and I simply want to help in some small way. We are having a 3.1 mile spontaneous fun run/walk in honor of Martin Richard and his family. 100% of the prots will go directly to the Martin Richard family to help with medical bills, wheel chairs, and anything possible to help make their suffering a little easier. Their lives will never be the same again. Please come out and support this great cause. The price is $20.00 per runner/walker, which includes a T-shirt. We must have your sizes and registration on or before Friday, May 10th to guarantee shirt availability. (Sign up will be available day of race, but cannot guarantee shirt). If you would like to donate, volunteer or have any questions, please contact us, Alexis Sowell 850-8690016, Ashley Jackson 850-591-6896, or Allie Jackson 850-273-0744 Name:______________________________________Age:___________ Address:____________________________________ City\State\Zip:_______________________ Run or Walk:________________T-Shirt size: (Adult S, M, L, XL) _______ You can also mail the registration form along with your check made payable to: Martin Richard 5K Send to: Alexis Sowell, 169 SW Range Avenue, Madison, Florida 32340 or Ashley & Allie Jackson, 18326 Talquin Dr. Tallahassee, FL 323105K Spontaneous Fun Run/Walk for Martin Richard FamilySaturday, May 18 7:30 a.m. Madison County Sheriff Ben Stewart reports that on Tuesday, April 16, Sgt. Doug Haskell stopped a two-door Volkswagen for two separate trafc violations on Interstate 10 in Madison County. The driver and sole occupant was identied as Walter Eric Holmes of Quincy. While taking enforcement actions, Sgt. Haskell detected signs of deception and other indicators of possible criminal activity. After completing the enforcement actions for the trafc violations committed, Sgt. Haskell inquired of Holmes if he was transporting any drugs, weapons or large amounts of currency. Holmes stated that he was not. Sgt. Haskell asked Holmes for consent to search the Volkswagen and Holmes granted permission. During the search, Sgt. Haskell located a large amount of bundled U.S. Currency concealed inside a plastic bag containing mens clothing. The currency was packaged in a manner indicative of drug couriers method of transporting currency either for or from the purchase of illegal narcotics. Holmes claimed the bag and clothing but denied owning or having any knowledge of the currency discovered therein. Holmes could not provide an explanation on how the currency became wrapped in his clothing or concealed in his bag. Holmes signed a disclaimer of ownership and the currency was seized pending further investigation. Cash SeizedThese runners will host a 5K Walk/Run in honor of Martin Richard and helping his family. From left to right: Allie Jackson, Ashley Jackson, Alexis Sowell and Allyce Rutherford. Allie and Ashley are sisters from Tallahassee and Alexis and Allyce are from Madison. The 5K will be held on Saturday, May 18. The Madison County High School will be having a yard sale this coming Saturday at Ray and Susanne Grifns House on Hwy 90 from 8:00 until 12:00. The purpose of the sale is to help students raise money to attend the National FCCLA Leadership Conference in Nashville, TN this summer. These 7 students were selected at the State FCCLA Leadership conference to represent Florida in a competitive event. Please come out and support these students.Madison County High FCCLA Y ard SaleBy Jacob Bembry Greene Publishing, Inc. Two people were involved in n automobile accident at the intersection of State Road 53 and County Road 150 on Friday afternoon, April 26, at approximately 5:35 p.m. According to a Florida Highway Patrol report, a 17-year-old driver was northbound on SR 53 in a 1996 Dodge Ram and was attempting to make a left turn onto County Road 150. The driver of the Dodge Ram made a left turn directly into the path of a 2008 Toyota Yaris, driven by Amber James, 23, of Boston, Ga. The impact caused the front of the Yaris to strike the right rear bumper of the Ram. James sustained minor injuries in the accident. The juvenile driver was not injured. FHP Trooper Mark Boatwright was the investigating ofcer. One Injured In Two-Car Accident

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There is no "Ostomy" (a surgical operation to create an opening in the body for the discharge of body wastes) diet. There used to be, and to some extent still are some outdated theories about what foods ostomates, people with a colostomy, ileostomy, or urostomy, should and should not eat. Mushrooms, onions and fresh vegetables were considered troublemakers, along with some meats. Today, we nd that the old food taboos don't necessarily apply. In moderation, most foods do not need to be avoided. If you have any questions about food, and the way your body reacts to it, consult your healthcare professional. Here are some common foods, and hints on how to enjoy them without causing excessive gas, irritation or stoma blockage. Fibrous vegetables. Vegetables like celery, asparagus and broccoli have long, brous strands running through them. Such strands are hard to digest and can form a "ball" behind the stoma. When eating: Celery. Choose the hearts. These are tender, and the bers are not as thick as those in the outside stalks. If you must eat the outer stalks, peel down and toss out the outside strands. Asparagus. Medium stalks are usually the most tender. Start at the tip and work down. As soon as the spear gets tough to cut, go on to the next one and you should have no blockage problems. Broccoli. The same principle applies as asparagus. Asparagus causes odor in the urine, which can be particularly bothersome to a urostomate. Onions can produce odor in the stool. Broccoli, cauliower and turnips, among others, are considered gas producers, and may require an extra trip to the restroom to relieve that pressure. Cheese. Natural cheese tends to be more binding than processed cheese, so avoid too much natural cheese at one time. Processed cheeses, such as american, cream and cottage cheese, are easier to digest. Fresh Fruit. In moderation, fruit can and should be included in a well balanced diet. If you have trouble digesting oranges and/or grapefruit, try squeezing the juice and discarding the skin. Apples, pears and peaches are great without their skins, if you nd them hard to digest. Oranges: Fresh oranges are usually listed as a problem. Many ostomates choose orange juice instead. Some folks had persistent pouch system leakage problems until they discovered that switching away from eating fresh oranges with the inherent pulp, to ltered orange juice, permanently solved the problem. Fruit naturally produces activity in our elimination systems. Keep this in mind when you're at a picnic or the beach...or anywhere facilities are not readily available. Oysters, clams & mussels. Though delicious treats, mollusks can be more difcult to digest than other types of seafood, and may cause a minor blockage behind the stoma. Be sure to chew mollusks well. Avoid tough morsels. These are the major offenders giving ileostomates the most trouble. Seafood of all kinds may cause odor in the stool. Appliance deodorants are most helpful in controlling this problem. Nuts. The most difcult nuts to digest are the hard ones, such as peanuts, almonds and hazelnuts. Chew them well, and be careful not to overindulge--no more than a handful at a sitting. Even non-ostomate nut lovers may experience discomfort after enjoying more than a reasonable share of nuts. Moderation is the key. Also, drink water and have other food with the nuts, the blockage may not be as bad, or even happened. Meats. Most meats and poultry do not present problems for the average ostomate, but those with fat content or heavy casings can be somewhat more difcult for the bowel to handle. Some of the bratwurst types can have very heavy casings that should be removed to reduce the chance of blockage. Try sausage patties instead of links, or try hot dogs with the skin removed. Most sausage casings nowadays are purported to be very thin plastic, which are not something you would want in large pieces behind your stoma. When eating fatty cuts of pork, lamb or beef, cut small pieces, avoid eating gristle, chew well and limit your intake. Other. Corn on the cob, popcorn, dried foods & coconut. Creamed corn seems to be fairly well tolerated, some people report eating corn on the cob as a sure trip to the hospital. Coconut seems to be mentioned very often as something to eat only in small quantities. Some people tolerate popcorn fairly well, others do not. Try cautiously. When it comes to obstruction behind the stoma, these are major offenders. In fact, even people without ostomies can suffer major tummy aches after indulging. Chew, chew, chew... and remember limit your intake. Never overeat. This warning is especially true for people with an ileostomy. Corn and peas are better tolerated when the hard outside husks are slit. We have ileostomates who will occasionally eat a small sweet corn. They slit each line of the cob with a very sharp knife. This breaks the kernel and makes the corn easier to digest. Spices & Carbonation. Heavily spiced foods and sauces can act as agents that speed up our bodily functions. For some people they may produce gas. Carbonated beverages are gas producers, too. One great way to get the bubbles out of carbonated drinks is with a dash of sugar. It will cause a frenzy of zz and leave the beverage safely at. Don't ll the glass too full rst, or the soda will foam over the top of the glass. Me n Edgar Floyd has been friends since we was born. Ed always invites me to his family reunions. They had one last saturdee. Ed pulled uh hay wagon under uh shade tree n made uh stage out of it. Umungst the Floyds is uh banjo player, uh ddler, n uh guitar player. They started playn some fast mountain music n handed out uh base tub (made from uh wash tub), uh jug, uh wash board ,some old hats, n all kinda props fer folks ta pretend they was playn music. There was folks from 80 down ta 2 years old actn like stars. Then Ed got up n sung some of the love songs he wrote fer Lilly when he was tryn ta get up the nerve ta ask er ta marry eem. He sung If I could wake up ta your blue eyes I could handle any day. I seen Lilly in the crowd grinn from ear ta ear zif they was still daten. Then Ed sung Watchn every sundown with you would make me uh happy man. I looked at Lilly again n she was wipen tears of joy from er eyes. Then Eds niece, Tammy, started singn dance songs. That gal can make anybody wanta dance. Then they asked me ta tell some stories about me n Ed. I seen Eds uncle Buford Floyd, now 80 years old, in the crowd. I told one thats been kept secrete fer 50 years. I gured it safe ta tell it now. It went like this; When me n Ed was 12 years old we decided ta play uh trick on Buford, who happened ta be high Sheriff back then. One full moon we waited till 2 am n snuck out n borrowed Eds daddys old pickup. Ed drove it over, with the lights off, ta Bufords n eased back into his yard. Then Ed spun uh wheel all across Bufords yard n sped away. We slipped around behind Bufords place n watched ta see what would happen. House lights came on n then the Sheriff car took off. We watched Buford zip back n forth fer n hour before given up n gon home. When I nished the story it seemed everybody there was laughn cept Buford. Then nally he seen the humor in it n cracked up too. I aint never had so much fun at uh family reunion n I aint even uh Floyd. Sincerely Yourn Cracola OLustee ( Cracker fer short )www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, May 1, 2013 2A Madison County CarrierVIEWPOINTS& OPINIONS Stray Vectors National SecurityJoe Boyles Guest ColumnistEditors note: Stray Vectors is the authors byline for random thoughts on the passing scene. Nearly half (47 percent) of all the adults in America pay no federal income tax. For every dollar that poor people pay in taxes, they receive $10 in benets from their government. Pretty good return of 1000 percent, wouldnt you say? Farmers who have grain in their barns have long known that the food source will attract rodents which attract snakes. The way to interrupt the cycle is with (barn) cats who, by nature, hunt the rodents. Problem solved. Subways founder Fred DeLuca says the worlds most prolic franchise would not exist if it had to be founded in todays regulatory environment. Is our government strangling grassroots entrepreneurism? I think it is relatively easy to be against something, but whats the alternative? For example, you might be against hydraulic fracturing (fracking) as a means for recovering oil and gas, but what are you for and what does scientic and economic evidence say about the alternatives viability? It is more important to have a positive agenda than a negative one. The outeld dimensions of the old Yankee Stadium where Mickey Mantle hit most of his y balls were 407 in right center; 461 in center; and 457 in left center. How many 440 foot y outs did he hit in 18 seasons that would be thirty feet over the wall in any modern ballpark? The taxpayers of New York pay more than $18K every year to educate each student in NYC. Now we nd out that 80 percent of the citys high school graduates cannot read! What are the taxpayers paying for? It certainly isnt for education, at least, not as I understand it. Lying is a temporary x that is always difcult to sustain. So many people get trapped in their web of lies. It is much easier to sustain the truth as difcult as that might seem. Will the Democrats sweep the 2014 midterm elections permitting President Obama to enact an aggressive socialist agenda his nal two years in ofce? History is against that, in terms of precedent and voter turnout, but well see. Stay tuned. Looks can be deceiving and so are words. I have a suggestion for all who follow our president: dont listen to what he says; instead, watch what he (and his Administration) does. Actions are far more revealing than words. Here is a litmus test for every voter law enacted: will the change improve the integrity (lessen the opportunity for fraud) of the election? I we stand foursquare against crooked elections. I often take shots at Social Security, but Ill say this in its defense: the money is distributed thru a wide network of consumers who spend it pretty wisely for necessities of life housing, food, clothing, medicine, etc. I believe, from the consumption side, it is positive for the economy. In the aftermath of the 2012 election, rumors of Republican demise are premature. The GOP controls 30 state governors mansions and 26 statehouses (while another ve are a bicameral split). By my count, that is about 60 percent of the action at the state level where it counts. I grew up believing that the Law of Perpetual Motion was physically impossible but then, I didnt consider that government could defy a physical law. Every time there is a senseless act of violence like Aurora or Newtown, the reporters sign off with a statement like this: The only answer that we dont know is why? It drives me crazy! Why does anyone think that you can nd a rational answer to an irrational act? Im not sure what constitutes the subject of social studies or even if it is a subject at all? I know what the studies of economics, geography, political science, and history are, but social studies is a little too broad for me. Republicans are getting a lot of criticism from the media for not trying to make Obamacare work. Why should they? Name a single Republican who voted for this monstrosity. Pelosi, Reid and Obama decided to ram a partisan bill down everyones throat without caring one iota for any ideas from the opposition. Now they can gure out how to make this mess work. Are we becoming a food stamp nation? Since Obama took ofce, the number of people receiving food stamps (now called SNAP supplemental nutrition assistance) is up by 48 percent. Over 47 million people are on the program which now includes illegal immigrants. One last tidbit: Benghazi isnt over. The truth will eventually emerge. Hillary Clinton asked, What difference does it make? The truth always matters. Jim Dietrich Guest ColumnistCRACKER SEZ Health & Wellness Tipsfrom Frank Nathan, Executive Director Lake Park of MadisonDID YOU KNOW...? Were Online! Check us out! The Floyd Reunion

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www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, May 1, 2013 Madison County Carrier 3AAROUNDMADISONCOUNTY 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 Remember those oh-so-delicious dinners of country ham prepared by those wonderful cooks of the Hanson United Methodist Church? Well, nows your chance, once again, to indulge in one of these scrumptious dinners. The church is baking these delicious hams once again on Friday, May 3, to be sliced into thick slices and added to plates of potato salad, green beans, pickles, rolls, tea and dessert. A donation of $7.00 per generous plate will be collected beginning at 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Carryouts will be available or you can dine with your family and friends in our fellowship dining room hall. Its Friday night. Dont cook when you can eat a nice dinner and relax while you eat with the nicest folks around the wonderful people of Madison County. See you all there!. Hanson United Methodist Church is located at 290 N.E. Daisy Street, seven miles north of Madison off the Colin Kelly Highway (Highway 145). They will be looking for you!Ham Eating Time In Hanson Again! Is Armageddon Here? Now?I have heard, and read the word Armageddon for years. I always thought, never in my lifetime, possibly in another thousand years? But not now, not today, right? Historians may very well call November 6th 2012 the second phase of the Obama administration and the end of the United States Republic, as we knew it. In 2008 many thinking people wondered, Just who is this guy? What has he ever done? There were no answers, most of Obamas life was kept under wraps, and the so-called media never questioned him. In the beginning, things were good. Gas was $1.89 per gallon in Madison and $1.69 elsewhere. Food was inexpensive as we were yet to use our food to feed our automobiles. Obama told us he was here to change things and that he did. He promised those that voted for him things, such as Obama dollars, Obama phones, Obama Care, then put forty seven million people on food stamps as of December 2012. Today its 51 million people, with no means of paying for all these wonderful vote-buying things. Shortly after the 2nd election, Obama expressed his desire to disarm the American people and will do so via Executive at, unless Congress gives him what he wants. The following was told to me by a Federal Ofcer in mid January, I was also told he had the paperwork on his desk. What Obama wants, is to ban all magazines over 10 rounds and any rearm that can hold a magazine over 10 rounds. Those in existence today will be grand fathered in, however they will have to be registered with the Government. After the registration of those that are willing to register their rearm is done, quote there will be another mass murder. Therefore, we will need to pick up all rearms in order to save our children. Obama has said he is going to send federal agents into Oklahoma and other states to enforce Obama Care, is there any reason why he wont send federal agents in to enforce his gun registration? If Obama dictates an executive order that I have to turn in or register any weapon and I refuse, who will enforce that dictate? If Obama then dictates that I cant own particular types of weapons or magazines and I refuse that order, who will enforce that dictate? In his Executive Order decree on Obama Care he essentially said the states have no right to oppose the federal government, the federal government has the nal say, PERIOD! Obama is the ultimate authority of the land. Our Declaration of Independence and our Constitution say different. However, Obama and his Gang of Vipers see themselves as rulers, rather than servants of We the People. Obama will seal all future elections for the Democrat party to possibly forever, by allowing some 15 to 20 million illegal immigrants to become Democrat voters, also by at. Please note, none of this is legal according to our Constitution but for this administration, it matters not. Were I an Illegal, I would also vote for the one that gave me citizenship without having to work for it. The chances of the Hispanic voting for a Republican are somewhere between none, and ya gotta be kidding me. When our Government can no longer print bogus money and we can no longer pay those we owe, our Republic will fail. No Empire has ever lasted much more than 200 years and they have always fallen from within. I see anarchy coming to our streets much like Greece, Spain, and or most of Europe, looking for unavailable handouts to pay bills. We now have what I call much laziness in our country. We can no longer protect ourselves, we can no longer feed ourselves, and we are no longer responsible for our children. We have abdicated all our responsibilities to big brother government. Governments today dictate most everything we do; one can no longer walk down any street, even here in Madison without breaking some law. Its no longer a matter of time; its a matter of when Armageddon gets here and that may well be today. Our borders are sieves for anyone to enter and do us harm, I ran into a (MS 13) gang member in Winn Dixie a few days ago. Why is he in my County? My City, or my Country? Im sure its not some job wanting or needing him here. Also, how did he ever get an EBT card to pay for the food and stuff he purchased? One week ago, a single 19-year-old bomber locked down the entire city of Boston under unofcial Martial Law. The worst part? No one complained about it. Law enforcement was given high ves for eleminating the 4th Amendment. Though it was a citizen that actually found the 19 year old in his boat, then worried as he had no way to defend himself as rearms are not allowed in Massachusesets, 20 minutes after calling 911, a gazilian police arrived to save he and his family. Are we so concerned about our own safety that we are willing to have our rights removed without so much as a Holy Crap? Apparently this is the case, and you can be assured this government took notice. Weve also seen a Saudi national go from suspect to witness to absolutely nothing to do with the Boston bombings? Though he was rated 2123B which is concidered a Terrorist and is not allowed on our airplanes. Weve heard Janet Napolitano testify before Congressional groups about this Saudi national and it turns out the women lied. Moreover, we have seen both Obama and Napolitano decide that they will no longer deport people who are here illegally. Now how dumb is that? People that hate us? and wish to kill us? are welcomed here? In our country? Below are pictures of the 1st bombing in Boston, they are not for the faint of heart. This carnage was the work of two men that should never have been allowed in the United States, however today; our government is broken and no longer able to protect us. And that remainder bomber piece of garbage was read his Miranda rights? The only rights I would have given him, was the right to die, but only, after I received all the information I wanted from him. But thats just me. George Pouliotte http://cryptome.org/2013-info/04/boston-bombs/boston-bombs.htm Letter To The EditorLetters to the Editor are typed word for word, comma for comma, as sent to this newspaper.

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www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, May 1 2013 4A Madison County CarrierAROUNDMADISONCOUNTY Obituaries Community CalendarJack Oxford Wade, 97, passed away Tuesday, April 23, 2013 in Bainbridge. A graveside service will be held 11:30 a.m., Saturday, April 27, 2013 at Oak Ridge cemetery in Madison. In lieu of owers, family asked donations be made to a favorite charity. Jack was a native of Madison County, where he lived most of his life. He operated the Pure Oil Station in front of the Smith Goza Mansion and later was owner/operator of Jack Wade Oil Company. He was an Elder at First Presbyterian Church in Madison, members of the Lions Club and the Country Club, enjoyed playing golf and was a volunteer reghter. He later retired to Tallahassee spending several years of his life at Westminster Oaks. He is survived by his daughter, Sissy McCown (husband John) of Attapulgas, Ga.; two grandchildren, Eloise McCown Johnson (husband David) and John McCown (wife Kate) of Bentonville, Ark.; and great-grandchildren, David James, Sarah Kate, Caroline Wade and Eloise Grace Johnson and Jack, Mary Ella and Ashlyn McCown. Jack is preceded in death by his wife, Eloise Bronson Wade.Jack Oxford WadeMay 1 and 2Continuous Bible reading continues at the Gazebo in the Four Freedoms Park and will continue through the National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 2.May 4The Suwannee Valley Human Society will host its spring ing from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Enjoy food and meet some of the most popular animals in residence. Free adoption day for large dogs only and adult cats over one year old. Ask about Purinas Pets for People (need to be 55 years old or older).May 4Open mic sing and potluck supper at Lee Worship Center, 471 SE Magnolia Drive in Lee to benet churchs building fund. Supper at 6 p.m. Sing immediately follows.May 4LifeSong in concert at Yogi Bear Campground Opry Hall, 7 p.m. Free admission. A love offering will be received.May 8The 55 Plus Club will host Tina Demotsis, from the Madison County Sheriffs Ofce, as its guest speaker at noon. The 55 Plus Club is located at the United Methodist Cooperative Ministries Center, located in the Hanson community. 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.May 17 and 18Treasures of the Suwannee will be presented as part of the Advent Christian Village Centennial Celebration at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 17, and Saturday, May 18. Talented ACV staff members, along with guest musicians on the ddle and banjo, will touch your hearts with this musical stage production. BAILEY MONUMENT CO 740252 Sally Lou Wilson, age 80 died Monday, April 29, 2013 at Haven Hospice in Lake City. Graveside funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, at Cherry Lake Baptist Cemetery. She graduated from Madison High School in 1951, and retired from Gold Kist and was of the Baptist faith. She is survived by several nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Beggs Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 850-973-2258.Sally Lou WilsonGeorge Florence Joseph, age 89, died Monday in Haven Hospice in Lake City. Graveside Funeral service will be Wednesday 4 p.m. at Mt. Horeb Cemetery. She lived in Valdosta, Ga., before going to Haven Hospice and operated a Laundry Mat. She was a member of Forrest St. United Methodist Church, Valdosta, GA. She is survived by two daughters: Florence Diane Henderson-Simmons of Lake City, and Mary Ann Willis of Nashville, Ga.; one sister: Van Dalah Thompson of Sanford; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Beggs Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements 850-973-2258.George Florence Joseph It Pays To AdvertiseAnd theres no better place than the newspaper. Call one of our representatives today. Sam Smith or Sherry Swift can help you on the way to a great advertising plan. 555-12341400 N. Main St. And theres no better place than the newspaper. Call one of our representatives today. They can help you on the way to a great advertising plan. 973-4141(Fax) 973-4121P.O. Drawer 772 Madison, FL Mark Your Calendar! Merlene Webb Albritton, age 78, died Monday, April 29, 2013 at Lake Park of Madison. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, at Beggs Funeral Home with burial at Corinth Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday night. Beggs Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 850-973-2258. Merlene Webb Albritton

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By Lynette Norris Greene Publishing, Inc. Like many meteorologists, Kelly Godseys fascination with predicting weather began as a hobby when he was a child. A hurricane got me into weather about 25 or 30 years ago, he told the Madison Rotary Club, describing how pine trees whipped back and forth in the high winds as he watched in fascination from a window in his childhood Tennessee home. Now, weather is a family affair, because his wife, Amy, is also a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Tallahassee, and the two of them are expecting their rst child in August the height of the hurricane season. Floridas National Weather Service operates out of the meteorology building on the Florida State University campus in Tallahassee. Drivers going past the building at the right time may have observed the launching of weather balloons every morning and afternoon. The center covers a 48county area in South Georgia and the Florida Big Bend, from Destin to the Suwannee River, and as far north as Quitman, Ga. Besides providing daily forecasts, the primary mission of the meteorology center is protecting life and property by providing timely warnings of severe weather conditions. Recently, National Weather Service stations have upgraded to dual polarization radar, a detecting tool that sends out both a horizontal and vertical pulse to better read the size and shape of precipitation and determine whether it is raindrops, snowakes or hail. It is also capable of recognizing debris in the air; before dual polarization radar, a hook or comma pattern in the color weather radar picture indicated likely tornado formation. With the new system that can recognize the very distinct signature of debris in the air, a meteorologist can conrm a tornado on the ground. For a more detailed and illustrated explanation of how dual polarization radar works, go to http://www.srh.noaa.gov/lzk/?n=dualpol0812.htm. The weather center in Tallahassee is lled with a plethora of computers that allow meteorologists to look at any kind of data gathered from weather satellites, as well as Internet reports and ground observations. One entire wall is covered with seven or eight large at-screen monitors that keep track of weather information from all over the country, providing information to the 10 meteorologists who take turns stafng the center 24/7. They will collate and interpret all this information and send out weather forecasts to various TV stations and other weather news outlets. This modern marvel of meteorological data gathering has its roots back in the 1940s. Radar technology was in its infancy, and engineers soon realized that weather disturbances caused echoes on their equipment that could mask enemy planes. The postwar years also saw the use hurricane hunter planes that grew out of a bet between two pilots in Texas a bet that they could safely y their planes into the heart of a hurricane. Both pilots were successful, and the NOAAs Hurricane Hunter program soon arose. In all those years, although there have been a few close calls, the program hasnt lost a single plane. When it comes to severe weather, forecasting can get the information out to people, but their preparedness to act on that information is key to staying safe. People need to know what their risks and vulnerabilities are, said Godsey. They need to know how they will get out of an area before the storm hits. They need to know if theyre living a low-lying ood-prone area, or realize that the tall trees surrounding their house could snap in high winds, in order to better judge their need to evacuate when severe weather is on the horizon. They need to keep emergency kits, including ashlights and batteries, ready to go on a moments notice. They need to think about a three-day supply of water, as well as food that doesnt require refrigeration or cooking. They need to have cash on hand and gas in their vehicles. In fact, when it comes to oodprone areas, the Florida Gulf Coast in the Big Bend Area is very vylnerable to storm surge ooding, precisely because of its Big Bend shape. From Apalachicola, it arches upward into Wakulla and Jefferson Counties, and then curves back down again toward Taylor and Lafayette, a shape that funnels and concentrates a surge of winddriven water, leaving it nowhere else to go except onshore. Hurricanes and tropical storms are the kinds of severe weather most people in this area are likely to see, and the 2013 hurricane season begins June 1, running through the end of November. Since this part of North Florida hasnt been hit with a hurricane since Kate in 1985, part of the weather centers concern is reminding people of their vulnerability to an intense storm. Whether a hurricane season is active, with many named storms, or quiet, it takes only one storm hitting an area hard enough to make it a bad hurricane season for the people who live there. When trying to predict how many storms will form, NWS looks primarily at four factors: El Nino or La Nina, which determines how much wind shear there will be in the upper atmosphere; higher or lower sea temperatures than normal in the Atlantic it requires seawater temperature of 78 to 80 degrees to grow and sustain a hurricane; the amount of rainfall in Sub-Saharan Africa less rain means fewer tropical waves or disturbances coming off the African coast; and atmospheric conditions over North America. This year, the Atlantic Hurricane Season prediction calls for 16 named storms; of those, eight are expected to reach hurricane status, and four are expected to be major. However, that doesnt tell the whole story, since there is still no way of knowing where these storms will strike. In 2010, there were 19 named storms and 12 hurricanes, but none hit the United States. In 2004, there were only 15 storms and 9 hurricanes, but four of them hit Florida. The story of weather forecasting is still being written, and even with todays technology, weather forecasting, although vastly improved, is still an inexact science. For continued safety and well-being, people still depend on the knowledge and skills of the National Weather Service meteorologists, and their own good judgment for knowing when to ee a dangerous weather system headed their way. For more information on the National Weather Service Ofce in Tallahassee go to: www.srh.noaa.gov/tlh/. www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, May 1, 2013 Madison County Carrier 5 AAROUNDMADISONCOUNTY May 2, 9, 16 & 23, 2013 5:30pm 7pmPearlman Cancer Center*Registration required. *To register, visit www.sgmc.org/events or call 229.333.1074FREE Skin Cancer Screening Participating physicians: William R. Howard, MD Betsy Thacker, MD John A. Cole,MD 16 & 23, 9,y 2,MaSkin Cancer Scr 5:30pm 7pm13 16 & 23, 20 eening n Cancer Scr FREE 5:30pm 7pm i eening rt 16 & 23, 9,y 2,Ma visit www er r, egist o r *T To Cole,MD ohn A. J MD, erk Betsy Thac ard, MD William R. How ysicians: ticipating ph ar P .deuirqen riotratsiegR *tne C r r ec an C an eP5:30pm 7pm13 m l ar l 20 6 & 23, ents or call 229.333.1 g/ev .sgmc.or ww w. ret5:30pm 7pm 4 07 74 ents or call 229.333.1 Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Lynette Norris, April 22, 2013Norman Brightwell, the Lions Clubs newest member, ofcially welcomed at an earlier meeting, receives his ofcial gold and blue vest at the April 22 meeting. Left to right are Brightwell and Lions Club President Jay Lee.New Lions Club Member Gets His Official Vest Kelly Godsey: Preparedness Is Key For Weather Safety Greene Publishing Inc. Photo By Lynette Norris, April 24, 2013Kelly Godsey of the National Weather Service in Tallahassee discusses the 2013 Hurricane Season at Madison Rotary Club.

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www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, May 1, 2013 6A Madison County CarrierAROUNDMADISONCOUNTY SUBSCRIBE Fill out the form below and send it in to:Greene Publishing, Inc.P.O. Drawer 772 Madison, FL 32341With money order or check payment made out to Greene Publishing, Inc. in the amount for the In or Out-of-County rate $35 In County $45 Out-of-County Name:_________________________________ Address:________________________________ _______________________________________ City:___________________________________ State:_______________ Zip:_______________ Phone:___________________________________ By Lynette Norris Greene Publishing, Inc. On April 18, 2013, Madison Clerk of the Court Tim Sanders was not only named the rst-ever honorary member of the Madison Kiwanis Club, he also had the honor of receiving his Kiwanis Club pin from the Florida Kiwanis Lt. Gov. Jim Ledbetter during the Annual Kiwanis Pastoral Appreciation Prayer Breakfast. Madison Kiwanis President Jerome Wyche said later that Sanders had been nominated some time earlier for the honor, Because of his intense community involvement surrounding Madisons youth, organizations, and all the other pieces that work together to move the community forward. Wyche said that the Club had kept it as a surprise for as long as possible, but had to tell Sanders shortly before the event to make sure he would be there. Sanders, a life-long resident of Madison County, addressed the gathered audience, thanking them for the honor and saying that he was very blessed to have grown up in a place like Madison. Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Lynette Norris, April 18, 2013As the very rst honorary member of the Madison Kiwanis Club, Tim Sanders addresses the audience at the 2013 Prayer Breakfast. Standing behind him are Kiwanis Membership Chair Cindy Vees and Kiwanis President Jerome Wyche. Seated at the table is Kiwanis Secretary Deena Hames.Tim Sanders is First Ever Honorary Member of the Madison Kiwanis Club Providers from the TMH Family Medicine Residency program see patients in your health department on a regular basis. Our experienced physicians and nurse-midwives provide personalized healthcare to women before, during and after pregnancy. We proudly deliver babies at the TMH Womens Pavilion, the only hospital in the region with a Newborn ICU. To learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment, call us at (850) 973-5000. Florida Department of Health Madison County 218 S.W. Third Avenue Madison, FL 32340

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www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, May 1, 2013 Madison County Carrier 7AAROUNDMADISONCOUNTY Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Lynette Norris, April 25, 2013Hope Brownsword accepts a Kiwanis Certicate of Appreciation for her help in their recent fundraiser. Kiwanis Recognizes Hope Brownsword Of Aarons Store Jim Freeman Says Goodbye To Fellow KiwaniansGreene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Lynette Norris, April 25, 2013Warden Jim Freeman, soon to be leaving, says goodbye to friends at the Madison Kiwanis Club. Were Online! Check us out! By Lynette Norris Greene Publishing, Inc. The Kiwanis club had several special guests at its April 25 meeting, some from Tallahassee Kiwanis Clubs, and some from the community of Madison. One of the special guests that Kiwanis President Jerome Wyche wanted to recognize and thank publicly was Hope Brownsword of Aarons Store. Her help was a big part of why the Kiwanis Clubs recent fundraiser, rafing off a at-screen television during the Down Home Days celebration, was such a success. Brownsword was instrumental in persuading the management of Aarons to sell the television (valued at around $750) to the club for about a third of the cost. Because of this, Kiwanis was able to net about $1200 on the rafe tickets it sold, far more that it would have, if it paid the full price, making the fundraiser a great success. President Wyche presented Ms. Brownsword with a certicate of appreciation for her effort, an effort that meant roughly an extra $500 raised by the ticket sales would go to work directly in the community. By Lynette Norris Greene Publishing, Inc. Jim Freeman, Warden of Madison Correctional Institution for the last six or seven months, will soon be leaving Madison County to take on a new assignment in Baker County. Freeman, originally from New York, grew up in New Jersey, came to Florida in 1978 to go to school, and like many people who come to Florida for one reason or another, he never left. From the Garden State, he made his home in the Sunshine State. His home and family are now in Raiford, in Union County, but during the few short months that he has been in Madison, working at MCI, he said that he has come to consider Madison home as well. I appreciate the welcome you gave me and the support of this community, he told his fellow Kiwanis Club members at their April 25 meeting, as he stood to make a formal goodbye. The Florida Department of Corrections has taken on a new emphasis on re-entry programs, or programs that get soon-to-be-released inmates ready to go back into society and successfully transition to independent living. Successfully coping with life on the outside and the demands being self-supporting are key to reducing recidivism of newly-released inmates, and the more prepared they are by the time they leave the prison system, the more likely they are not to re-offend and end up back inside. Baker County, where Freeman is being transferred, will operate as a re-entry program, and he hopes it will not only be a success, but also serve as the agship facility for re-entry programs in Florida. Adding that he had already looked up a Kiwanis Club in Baker County, Freeman said that he plans to come back and visit Madison from time to time. I wont be a stranger, he said. Its a lovely town.

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www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, May 1, 2013 8A Madison County CarrierSCHOOL 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. On a warm spring afternoon after school, with spring fever running high, the Madison County Central School courtyard was transformed into an arena of fun and games where anything could happen including the school principal getting dunked in a dunking booth. Even overcast skies at the beginning couldnt put a damper on things. Before long the sun had broken through. Thursdays Spring Fling Carnival featured games, bounce houses, face painting, food, and some seriously good carnival fun, with lines at several of the most popular games as students and other carnival visitors waited to redeem their tickets for a chance at a football toss, beanbag toss, pie eating contest, balloon popping or shing game. What a way to end the school day!MCCS Spring Fling Carnival Draws A Crowd Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Lynette Norris, April 25, 2013MCCS Principal Willie Williams takes a turn in the dunking booth.Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Lynette Norris, April 25, 2013You never know what youll catch at this popular shing spot.Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Lynette Norris, April 25, 2013Throwing darts at balloons is always fun.Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Lynette Norris, April 25, 2013Why have one bounce house when three will do just as well? The bounce house section was probably the busiest corner of the MCCS courtyard.

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www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, May 1, 2013 Madison County Carrier 9ASCHOOL By Lynette Norris Greene Publishing, Inc, A rutabaga, rather than a shiny red apple, is a better symbol for education, Phil Wilkerson told the Rotary Club. Traditionally, the apple was chosen to represent education, because although its roots may be bitter, the fruit is sweet. However, the rutabaga is a tough, long-lasting vegetable. It endures. You can even play softball with it, but you might not pass your class if you brought the teacher a rutabaga rather than an apple. Wilkerson, Director of Advising for North Florida Community College, talked about the value of education, something that was brought home to him when he was in his mid-thirties, when the factory where he worked while attending school shut down. As director of student advising at the smallest community college in the state that nevertheless serves the largest geographical area of any, he has considered the value of education while looking into reasons why NFCC loses some of its students along the way. He discovered that much of it is behavioral; the students, for the most part, are quite capable of succeeding, but they dont manage themselves or their time very well, and run the risk of letting the rutabaga/apple slip through their hands. Some students come to college totally unprepared. Even with an assessment test to determine where they are academically, they have no idea what they want to do, and little or no idea of what to expect or what is required of them for success in a college environment. To counter that, Wilkerson described an effort he called the long-term python, reaching out to children as far back as the sixth grade, bringing in groups of middle school students on eld trips and showing them around the campus. Here is what we offer, and here is what is required and here is what you need to start doing now in order to be prepared when you get here. NFCC advisors also work closely with highschool guidance counselors to get current, accurate information out to prospective students. Local high schools are now doing a much better job of preparing students for college. NFCC does offer some remedial classes for those who need it, but students who dont have to go through a lot of college prep classes after they reach NFCC will get more out of the time and money that they do spend on their education. And then, there are students who arrive at NFCC who can almost advise themselves. They have completed the necessary groundwork in high school, know what they want to do and which classes they need in order to do it. One of the best examples of such students are the dual enrollment students, often the bright shining stars of NFCC, because they know the ropes, know what the work load is like and know how to effectively budget their time. Another thing Wilkerson has discovered is that 90 percent of the NFCC student body are rst-generation college students the rst ones in their families to attend college; that is a gure that hasnt changed much in the last 20 years, and its not uncommon in rural areas like Madison and its neighboring counties. The biggest effort in student advising is focused on the frontend hookups getting students into the right program and helping them make them most of the time and money they spend on getting an education. Once in a while, a student will be interested in a program he or she is not really suited for, but this is fairly rare. An example might be a student who has vague ideas about being a veterinarian, but just cant seem to get the hang of chemistry or complicated math. In that case, the chances for success are quite slim, and the advisor would try to steer the student toward another program of interest that is better suited to his/her strengths. Students in the schools A.A. programs can transfer to a 4-year institution upon graduation; NFCC also has programs such as the License Practical Nursing (LPN) program that runs about 11 months and requires successful passing of a test at the end, and the students are ready to go right to work. Another NFCC goal is more vo-tech programs that could train students right here in Madison instead of having them travel out of the area and contribute to another tax base. If such programs require 600 hours or more, they could be eligible for PELL grants, which would draw in more students. In these economic times, when many educational institutions arent getting the funding they used to, its more important than ever to help students get the most out of their education dollar, for a result that will endure. For more information about NFCC and the programs it offers, visit the website at www.nfcc.edu or contact the front ofce at (850) 973-2288.Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Lynette Norris, April 17, 2013Director of Advising Phil Wilkerson discusses some of the programs available to help students succeed at North Florida Community College.Phil Wilkerson Discusses the Value of Education North Florida Community Colleges Allied Health department is now enrolling 6-9th grade students in its 2013 Health Scholars Camp. The camp will be held June 17-20 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the NFCC Career and Technical Education Center. The four-day camp explores healthcare topics and careers nursing, science, tness and nutrition in engaging, fun and educational ways. Campers will enjoy games, team building exercises, skills training with state-of-the-art patient simulators, guest speakers and eld trips to local healthcare facilities including a trip to the Florida State University College of Medicine in Tallahassee. NFCC registered nursing students and faculty will provide basic rst aid skills and rst aid training to participants and share information on how to plan for a chosen career in healthcare, including what classes to take in high school and college. The camp, sponsored by Big Bend AHEC, the Healthcare Workforce Network and NFCC Allied Health, is a great camp for young students interested in healthcare as a possible career or students who simply want to have fun while learning valuable information this summer. Cost to attend is $50 per student. This fee includes meals, snacks and skills lab materials. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited to the rst 20 students who pre-register. Deadline to register is Monday, June 10. To pre-register or for additional information, contact Denise Bell at (850) 973-9481 or email CommunityEducation@nfcc.edu.Register Now For Health Scholars 2013Camp is June 17-20 at NFCC

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Size 7-8 children's off white dress, worn as a ower girl dress, overlay of lace over entire dress, probably knee to calf length $25. Size 8 children's white, long dress, lace around neck with decorative bodice $25. Size 16 pre-teen size white long pageant gown, cap sleeves, white sequin work across entire bodice and sleeves, buttons around neck with circular cut-out on back, beautiful gown $100. Size 8 Teen Dress Light baby blue dress with baby blue and black array of designs from the waist down. The top is a gathered bodice with black sequins criscrossed across the front. Has a beautiful train. $175. Size 8 Teen Dress A fuchsia strapless gorgeous dress. The dress has gathers up the bodice and a sequined design down the left side and laces up half the back. There is also a train on this dress and a split up one leg. $200. Size 6-8 Teen Dress A turquoise dress that has sequined straps that criss cross across the back. 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Send resumes to gwatts@fullcircledairy.com4/24 rtn, cHELP WANTED: Williams Dairy Trucking Company is accepting applications for a truck driver position. The individual must have CDL Driver Licenses, a Clean MVR, Tanker Endorsements, at least 2 years of experience. To apply please contact us at 912-367-9160.4/24 5/15, pd Auctions 47 LOTS in Rarity Bay on Tellico Lake, East Tennessee. FORECLOSURE AUCTION. May 11, 10:30 AM. Furrow Auction Co. 1-800-4FURROW. www.furrow.com TN Lic. #62 Education MEDICAL BILLING TRAINEES NEEDED! Train to become a Medical Ofce Assistant. NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED! Online training gets you Job ready ASAP. HS Diploma/GED & PC/Internet needed! (888) 374-7294. Help Wanted Driver One Cent Raise after 6 and 12 months. $0.03 Enhanced Quarterly Bonus. Daily or Weekly Pay, Hometime Options. CDL-A, 3 months OTR exp. 800-414-9569 www.driveknight.com DRIVER TRAINEES NEEDED NOW! Learn to drive for US Xpress! Earn $700 per week! No experience needed! Local CDL Traning. 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www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, May 1, 2013 Madison County Carrier 11A All Legals are posted on line at www.greenepublishing.com and at www.oridapublicnotices.com Deadline for Legals! Every Monday and Wednesday 3 p.m. ----Legals---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 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 and supervision including maintenance of Trafc (MOT) to: to construct drainage and roadway improve ments, including all work required by the FDOT Driveway Permit, as shown in the Construction Plans prepared for Madison County and designated as SE Dale Leslie Drive Extension Construction Plans, dated April, 2013, and known as Pro ject No. FY 2013 04. 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 Post Ofce Box 539, Madison, Florida 32341 any time prior to 5:00 PM on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 ANY BIDS RECEIVED AFTER SUCH DATE AND TIME WILL NOT BE OPENED AND/OR CONSIDERED. Bids must be clearly marked on the outside of the front of the bid envelope as follows: SE Dale Leslie Drive Extension, Pro ject Number FY 2013-04. BID MUST CONTAIN A COPY OF THE VENDORS MADISON COUNTY OCCUPATIONAL LICENSE WHERE APPLICABLE, OR CERTIFIED STATE CONTRACTOR NUMBER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR AWARD. Please be advised that a MANDATORY PRE-BID CONFERENCE will be held on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 9:00 AM in the County Commission Meeting Room located in the Madison County Courthouse Annex Building, 229 SW Pinckney Street in Madison, Florida. BIDS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FROM ANY BIDDER WHO IS NOT REPRESENTED AT THIS CONFERENCE. 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, telephone # 850-973-2156, beginning Wednes day, May 1, 2013. Each contractor interested in bidding these projects is strong ly urged to obtain copies of the bid packages immediately in order to have time to review all information and visit the project location prior to the Mandatory PreBid Conference. Bids will be opened on Thursday, May 30, 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, June 5, 2013. Madison County reserves the right to waive any informality or to reject any or all bids.5/1, 5/3 5/1, 5/3 The Suwannee River Economic Council, Inc. will hold an election for a Madison County Representative of the poor. The representative need not be poor, but must be chosen in a manner to insure that they represent the poor. To be elected, an individual must be at least 18 years of age and a resident of Madison County. Individuals interested in having their names placed on the ballot should contact Myrtle Webb at 850-973-6709 no later than May 20, 2013. The election will be held on May 27-31, 2013, in the Suwannee River Economic Council, Inc.s (SREC) ofce located at: 146 SE Bunker Street, Madison, Florida 32341. Listed below are the general duties of SREC, Inc. Board Members: 1. Sets major organizational, personnel, scal and program policies. 2. Determines overall program plans and priorities and evaluation of performance. 3. Final approval of all program proposals. 4. Enforcement of compliance with all conditions of State, Federal, and Local grants. The terms of ofce as a SREC, Inc. Board member will be ve (5) years (20132018). The SREC, Inc. Board of Directors meet quarterly in Live Oak, Florida.srec\board\election process\election news 5/1 4/24, 5/1

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www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, May 1, 2013 12A Madison County CarrierSPORTS By Kristin Finney Greene Publishing, Inc. The 2013 Madison County High School boys and girls tennis teams seasons might be over, but they are already looking towards next season. Representing the MCHS boys tennis team was Cullen Gudz (rst seed), Christian Grifn (second seed), Alex Oliver (third seed), Dylon Murray (fourth seed) and Jacob Moore (fth seed). Representing the girls were Ali Patron, (rst seed), Kim Sapp (second seed), Eryn Alderman (third seed), Kassidy Stallings (fourth seed), Ashley Killingsworth (fth seed), Victoria Todd (sixth seed), Elsie Kuhl (seventh seed), Onjolic Davis (eighth seed) and Samantha Hentges (ninth seed). Brigitte Gudz coached this years team. This years Assistant Coach was Megan Harris. The girls team improved greatly this year over their past seasons. The girls were very competitive this season, which resulted in singles and doubles wins for many of the girls. The team has a promising 2014 season to look forward to, as only two of their players are seniors. This years seniors were Ashley Killingsworth and Kassidy Stallings. This was Killingsworths rst year played and she proudly worked her way up to the fth seed. She won several of her matches. Stallings played as an underclassman, but took her junior year off. After returning this year, she was victorious in several matches and was also part of a winning doubles team with partner, Kim Sapp. Juniors who will be able to return for the 2014 season are Kim Sapp, Ali Patron, Eryn Alderman and Onjolic Davis. Sophomore Victoria Todd, and freshmen Elsie Kuhl and Samantha Hentges are also able to return next season. Alderman and Patron have joined the United States Tennis Association and plan to play in tournaments in the off-season to strengthen their games. For the boys team, seniors Cullen Gudz, Christian Grifn and Dylon Murray will be leaving the team. Gudz, who made the switch from baseball to tennis as a sophomore, had wins over Wakulla, Godby and Suwannee. He also reached the semi-nals of the district tournament each of the three years he played. Grifn has played for all four years. He had several wins on the season at the number two spot. He, paired with Gudz, had a successful run at rst doubles. The two of them had wins over Wakulla, Taylor, Suwannee and Godby. Murray, who has played all four years of high school, was also successful in several matches this season. This years newcomers were freshman, Alex Oliver, and sophomore, Jacob Moore. These players were able to play in the top ve spots right away and gained a lot of experience this season. Oliver worked his way to the number three seed halfway through the season. Jacob rounded out the team at the number ve position. Coach Gudz said of the younger boys, We are very excited to have them back next year, and are hoping they can round up a few more boys to ll the shoes of the departing seniors. Tryouts for the MCHS tennis team begin in January. Once you are on the team, challenge matches are held weekly after the season begins so that players can continue to work their way towards the number one seed. According to Gudz, When possible, players not in the top ve also get to play either singles or doubles in head to head district contests to gain as much experience as possible. Madison County plays in a seven school district, meaning they compete in home and away matches with Taylor, Suwannee, Wakulla, Florida High, Rickards and Godby. Both of the teams play ve singles and two doubles matches against their opponents. The victor is the team who wins at least four of the seven matches. Most regular season matches use the eight game pro set format whereas the district tournament uses the traditional scoring method of two out of three sets.MCHS Tennis Teams Wrap Up Season From Left to Right: Dylon Murray, Elsie Kuhl, Victoria Todd, Jacob Moore, Alex Oliver, Kim Sapp, Kassidy Stallings, Ashley Killingsworth, Christian Grifn, Eryn Alderman, Ali Patron, and Cullen Gudz.Photo Courtesy of Tudor Rose PhotographyBy Lynette Norris Greene Publishing, Inc. In Thursday nights April 25 championship game at MCHS ball eld, the Florida High Seminoles may have scored the rst run in the rst inning, but the Cowboys came back in the third to score four runs over their opponents. The Seminoles never recovered the lead, and did not score again until the sixth inning, with one run. However, the Cowboys had racked up two more runs by then, for a score of 6 to 2. In the seventh and nal inning, the Cowboys nished them off with three more runs to the Seminoles one, for a nal score of 9 to 3. The MCHS Cowboys bring home the championship, with a 16 record. Go, Cowboys.Cowboys Lasso SeminolesAt bat, D.J. McKnight prepares to swing at a pitch in Thursday nights rout of the Florida High Seminoles. Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Lynette Norris, April 25, 2013 Spectators of all ages are invited to come out and enjoy this weekends 55th Annual Pot Williams Golf Tournament at the Madison Country Club. The event, considered one of the areas two top competitions, boasts golfers from throughout the state of Florida. A full eld of 80 contenders is expected for the three day event that begins this Friday, May 3. Friday is the ofcial practice day, giving participants an opportunity to measure the great condition of the course. After practice, golfers are invited to stay for a chicken wing dinner Friday evening. Saturday morning, competition begins with the rst foursome teeing off at 8:30 a.m. A new foursome will tee off every ten minutes until just after 2 p.m. After play Saturday, golfers will enjoy a delicious prime rib dinner at the Club, featuring live entertainment. Thats when the days scores will be announced and the golfers discover if they qualied for the Championship Flight in Sundays nal round. Sundays play sequence is determined by how the golfers nish on Saturday. The rst foursomes tee off at 8:30 a.m. with the Championship Flight expected to begin teeing off around noon. TIP FOR VIEWING Because of the unique layout of Madison Country Club, spectators can observe play without ever leaving the parking area at the clubhouse. Its possible to witness six tee shots and action on six greens while enjoying the amenities at the Club. Food and beverages can be purchased at the MCC Pro Shop, which now features a full bar and lounge. The swimming pool, however, is for members only. FEW SLOTS LEFT As of press time, only about 10 positions for play remain. The entry fee is just $125 and includes three days of play and dinner on Friday and Saturday evening. To sign up, or for information, stop by the Madison Country Club Pro Shop, or call 850-973-6701.Spectators Invited to Enjoy 55th Annual Pot Williams Golf Tournament

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The Madison County Carrier May 1, 2013Section B Section B By Jacob Bembry Greene Publishing, Inc. An open microphone sing will be held Saturday, May 4, at Lee Worship Center. The potluck supper will be held beginning at 6 p.m. and the sing will immediately follow. Special guests for the sing will be Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie Suggs of Tifton, Ga. “If you can sing, or play an instrument, you are invited to come get on the program,” Brenda McCormick said. “If you enjoy listening to great live music, you will enjoy the sounds of banjos, mandolins, guitars, harmonicas, steel guitars, drums, piano, dobros and more.” For more information, call Allen McCormick at (850) 869-9977.Photo submittedLee Worship Center Pastor Richard Sauls is pictured with his wife, Sharon, and their daughter. They welcome everyone to the gospel sing and potluck supper. Potluck Supper And Open Microphone Sing Slated At Lee Worship Center

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2B € Madison County Carrier € Wednesday, May 1, 2013 Path of Faith The upcoming 62nd annual National Day of Prayer, May 2, 2013, will have profound significance for our country. We have an unprecedented opportunity to see the Lord’s healing and renewing power made manifest as we call on citizens to humbly come before His throne. To echo the words of Mary Washington, mother of our nation’s first president, we believe it is time to “Remember that God is our only sure trust.” Our theme for 2013 is Pray for America, emphasizing the need for individuals, corporately and individually, to place their faith in the unfailing character of their Creator, who is sovereign over all governments, authorities, and men. To further highlight our theme, we’ve chosen Matthew 12:21 as our Scripture for this year: “In His name the nations will put their hope.” For the May 2 observances, Pastor Greg Laurie, the 2013 Honorary Chairman, has written a special prayer to be simultaneously read throughout the nation at noon (EDT). This recitation will create a huge wave of prayer, flowing from one coast to the other, illustrating the unity of God’s people and acknowledging His dominion over the circumstances facing us. Millions of people gathered, last year, to pray at thousands of events facilitated by our volunteer coordinators and people just like you! We hope you’ll join with our staff again this year as we seek to bring more communities than ever before together in prayer. As a way of assisting you, we have assembled a variety of resources that describe how to organize and publicize citywide prayer breakfasts, worship services and rallies. These materials also present creative ideas geared toward helping individuals and families to establish meaningful devotional times. If you have any questions after reviewing these items, please don’t hesitate to contact our NDP staff at (800) 444-8828. We would count it a privilege to lend a hand in whatever manner we are able. At this crucial time for our nation, we can do nothing more important than pray. Thank you in advance for making this spiritual discipline a personal priority and for standing with us as we encourage others to incorporate prayer in their lives. The Lord has graciously anointed our efforts, empowering them to touch and change many hearts and lives. We look forward to seeing His hand move across our land in exciting ways this May in response to our petitions! In closing, we ask that you prayerfully consider becoming a volunteer in your church or community to lead a National Day of Prayer gathering. May the Lord’s peace fill your heart as you rest in Him throughout the days ahead. National Day of Prayer Set for May 2 By Greg Laurie, Honorary Chairman, National Day of Prayer Father, we come to You to pray for our nation, the United States of America. How You have blessed us through the years, Lord! We rightly sing, “America, America, God shed His grace on thee.” Yet we see trouble in our culture today. We see the breakdown of the family, crippling addictions, and random acts of horrific violence. Lord, we need Your help in America. In recent days, we have done our best to remove Your Word and Your counsel from our courtrooms, classrooms and culture. It seems, as President Lincoln once said, that we have “forgotten God.” But Lord, You have not forgotten us! You can bless and help and revive our country again. Scripture tells us that “Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people” (Proverbs 14:34). Lord, in Your mercy, we ask that You would exalt our country again. We have had a number of great awakenings in America. We have experienced times of refreshing, and revivals that changed not only the spiritual but also the moral landscape. As the psalmist said, “Will You not revive us again, so that Your people may rejoice in You?” (Psalm 85:6) That is our prayer for America today, Lord. Send a mighty spiritual awakening that will turn the hearts of men and women, boys and girls back to you. You have told us if we will humble ourselves and pray, and seek Your face and turn from our wicked ways, that You will forgive our sins and heal our land. (2 Chronicles 7:14) Forgive us today, Lord, and heal this troubled land that we love so much. We ask all of this in the name of Jesus Christ. National Prayer

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Path of FaithMadison County Carrier € Wednesday, May 1, 2013 € 3B The God of my rock; in him will I trust: [he is] my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge, my saviour; thou savest me from violence. 2 Samuel 22:3 Have you ever been in an earthquake? I understand that it is a terribly unsettling experience. Many of us from time to time prob ably feel as though our personal lives are an earthquake. Things are moving to and fro, our friends are forsaking us. Maybe our place of work is becoming treacherous and even our home is not a place of refuge. Where do we turn for comfort and protection? We should turn to the source of our salvation, the Lord. He alone in the entire universe is unchanging. God is the same yesterday, today and forever. From the verse we see that David describes God as his shield. The shield was a tool designed for use in battle to protect one against the arrows, sword thrust and so on. As long as one was shielded, one was protected. As long as God remains our shield, we are protected. Who better to defend you than the almighty, all-powerful God of all creation? Even in the midst of our deepest darkest moments he is there fully able to defend us from any fiery darts hurled at us by Satan and his followers. I am sure this all sounds great but how do you put this to work in your life? First, You pray! You pray without ceasing. Prayer is so important. He already knows everything about our lives but we need to pray to Him. Second, have your brothers and sisters in Christ pray for you. Third, study the Word of God. In them you will find comfort, strength and insight. Finally, you should fellowship with your brothers and sisters in Christ. They too can be a source of comfort and joy. By following these steps, you will begin to focus on God and what is really important. May God richly bless your day! The PulpitRev. Delbert Redditt, Pastor,Faith Baptist Church Earthquakes

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In Paulo Coelho’s brilliant little book, The Alchemist, the author tells of a young lad sent by his father to a wise man to discover the secret of happiness. The wise man lived in a magnificent, faraway castle complete with sweet music, beautiful artwork, delicious food, and sprawling gardens. It was a wonder of the world. After a long journey to the castle and waiting for hours to speak to the sage, the boy finally gained an audience. The wise man listened to the boy’s explanation for his visit, then answered, “I do not have time to reveal the secret of happiness to you.” Instead, he handed the boy a teaspoon with two tiny drops of oil in it, and instructed him to wander around the castle for two hours without spilling the oil. The lad did as instructed, carefully climbing the high stairwells and creeping down the long hallways of the palace, his eyes always fixed on the teaspoon. When he returned to the wise man, he was asked, “Did you see my Persian tapestries, my extravagant gardens, my parchments in the library?” Embarrassed, the boy replied that he had not. He had been focused solely on the drops of oil in the spoon. With this confession the boy was sent back to tour the castle, and this time he focused all his attention on the beauty that surrounded him. He returned to the wise man with excitement, thrilled at all he had seen. The wise man then asked, “And where are the two drops of oil I gave you?” The boy realized that he had spilt them along the way. The wise man then revealed his “secret” to happiness: “Happiness lies in looking at all the wonders of the world and never forgetting the two drops of oil in the spoon.” This parabolic story calls for a much needed balance: Joy is the product of being in tune with the world around us, while caring for the few precious things we have been given to carry on our journey. We cannot ignore the realities of our surroundings, and we cannot ignore our personal responsibilities. But the real brains of Coelho’s story is that the wise man gave the boy only two drops to carry in his spoon; not a quart of oil, not a five-gallon bucket full, and certainly not a heavy, back-breaking tank of the stuff. It was only a couple of drops, revealing that happiness is maintained by keeping our personal load as light as possible. Do you want to be happy? Lighten your load and simplify your life. The most deeply spiritual thing that some of us could do is have a garage sale. Purge our calendars. Resign from a few of our many activities. Our unhappiness isn’t related to a poor prayer life, the lack of reading the Scriptures, or going to church too little. We are carrying too much baggage. We are trying to manage too much stuff. We have too many possessions, too many obligations, and too many batons juggling in the air. This is an unqualified recipe for misery. Because all of these weights and concerns of life – most of which we have assumed (they haven’t been put upon us by anyone else) – are choking out any real chance at being happy, as we simply cannot carry our selfloaded burdens or lift our heads to see the beauty around us. None of us can live our lives, worship our God, enjoy our world, or take care of those who have been given to us to love (these are the few, priceless drops in the spoon by the way), if we are constantly looking at our own shoelaces, burdened with ourselves and our many concerns. ...Story continued on 4B... 4B € Madison County Carrier € Wednesday, May 1, 2013Path of Faith The Wisdom of Simplicity Cal U Toda! Call us today to chat with one of our Metal Roof Specialists and “nd out how a Premium Metal Roof will not only add incredible curb appeal to your project, but will also help you save BIG on your next energy bill! 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Path of FaithMadison County Carrier € Wednesday, May 1, 2013 € 5B Ronnie McBrayer is a syndicated columnist, speaker, and author of multiple books. You can read more and receive regular e-columns in your inbox at www.ronniemcbrayer.me. Thus, when we simplify, we are doing much more than getting rid of physical possessions or conserving our precious time. We are sharpening our emotional focus; we are making spiritual space. We are choosing to be happy. Happiness, after all, is an intentional choice, and it is the wisest choice of all. Keeping the Faith Story cont. from 4B

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6B € Madison County Carrier € Wednesday, May 1, 2013Path of Faith Remember those “oh-so delicious” dinners of country ham prepared by those wonderful cooks of the Hanson United Methodist Church? Well, now’s your chance, once again, to indulge in one of these scrumptious dinners. The church is baking these delicious hams once again on Friday, May 3, to be sliced into thick slices and added to plates of potato salad, green beans, pickles, rolls, tea and dessert. A donation of $7.00 per generous plate will be collected beginning at 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Carryouts will be available or you can dine with your family and friends in our fellowship dining room hall. It’s Friday night. Don’t cook when you can eat a nice dinner and relax while you eat with the nicest folks around the wonderful people of Madison County. See you all there!. Hanson United Methodist Church is located at 290 N.E. Daisy Street, seven miles north of Madison off the Colin Kelly Highway (Highway 145) They will be looking for you!Ham Eating Time In Hanson Again!

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Path of FaithMadison County Carrier € Wednesday, May 1, 2013 € 7B By Lynette NorrisGreene Publishing, Inc.Leah, the elder daughter of Laban of Padanaram in Mesopotamia, forever compared unfavorably to her more beautiful younger sister, Rachel. Leah, married off to a man who didn’t want her, as part of a “bait and switch” on his wedding night. Leah, the unwanted, the rejected, who would endure her newlywed husband’s outrage when he discovered the trickery the next morning, and who would see him up and marry her beautiful, more desirable little sister anyway as soon as the wedding celebration with Leah was over (one week); in other words, as soon as it was permissible for him to do so. A slap in the face could not have been more cruelly emphatic. We first meet Leah in Genesis 29:16-17, where, in the King James Version, she is described as having “tender eyes.” Other translations have rendered this as “dull eyes” or “weak eyes,” but Tikvah Frymer-Kensky, former Hebrew Bible and Jewish History professor at the University of Chicago, asserts on the Jewish Women’s Archives website (jwa.org) that the more appropriate translation is “soft (in the sense of lovely) eyes.” There is also the story in the Midrash, a series of interpretations of Jewish sacred texts, stating that her eyes were tender from constant weeping, because of what the she saw as her future. In the family traditions of the time, cousins often married cousins; the oldest son of one branch of a family would marry the oldest daughter of another branch; eldest to eldest, next eldest to next eldest, and so on. In the case of the two daughters of Laban, and the two sons of his sister, Rebekah, it would have been understood, either formally or informally, that Esau would marry Leah and Jacob would marry Rachel. However, when the young girl Leah makes inquiries about this future would-be husband from the Canaan branch of the family, she is horrified at what she learns: this Esau, a hunter, a savage and a brute, is one who is often given to violence, possibly even murder, and one who has been rumored to engage in idolatry and adultery, for he is already wed to a forbidden Canaanite woman, seemingly to spite his father, Isaac. This is the man whom Leah is destined to wed as well. It is possible that by the time the rumors reached her ears, they were greatly exagg erated, but to a young girl, they must have sounded monstrous. Then, once Jacob shows up at her father’s homestead, fleeing from Esau in fear of his life, it seems to Leah a confirmation of everything she has heard. According to the Midrash tradition, Leah weeps and prays fervently that God would find a way to spare her such a fate. This may explain why she was willing to go along with the deception that could hardly turn out to be anything but hurtful to her when it was discovered. It was a lifeline that would rescue her from the seemingly half-feral Esau. The irony that the cunning Jacob, who had duped Esau out of his birthright and duped his blind old father into granting him the eldest son’s blessing, should himself be duped into marrying the wrong bride, seems to be lost on Jacob himself; it doesn’t prevent him from angrily confronting his uncle/father-in-law over the deception. Oblivious to Leah’s feelings, he marries Rachel a week later and agrees to work for Laban another seven years. In Genesis 29:31, God sees that Leah is the one who is unloved, and blesses her with four sons. In Women of the Bible: Leah ...Story continued on 8B...

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8B € Madison County Carrier € Wednesday, May 1, 2013 Path of Faith the next four verses, the birth of her sons give clues to how her relationship with Jacob evolves; the first son she calls Reuben, for God had looked upon her affliction, “and now my husband will love me;” the second is Simeon, for God has heard that she was hated; the third, she calls Levi, for “now my husband will be joined unto me;” and the fourth, she calls Judah, “for now will I praise the Lord.” During this time, Rachel, the favored one, the beautiful one, the adored one, remains barren. Distressed, she cries out to Jacob, and ultimately gives him her handmaid Bilhah to wife; not to be outdone, Leah gives Jacob her own handmaid, Zilpah. Lies, deceptions, jealousies; an older brother who has sworn to kill the younger for swindling him out of his inheritance, an uncle and a nephew constantly trying to get the better of each other, and two sisters, locked in bitter competition for one man’s affections because of their father’s conniving actions. This hardly seems the source material for a great nation, but this is the family that God chooses; not a picture-perfect family, if such even exists, but a family of flawed and imperfect individuals. Leah is loyal to her husband and family until her death; Rachel, once favored as the beautiful sister, is now the secondary wife, a lesser position. Eventually, in spite of continuing emotional battles, the sisters do reach an accord of sorts and find a way to coexist, becoming two of the great matriarchs of the nation of Israel. Leah, the less beautiful, the overlooked, the scorned, bears six sons who father six of the Twelve Tribes of Israel. The two handmaids bear two sons each, who will found four more tribes, and Rachel bears Joseph and Benjamin. When Jacob calls them together to tell them the Lord has commanded him to return to Canaan, they willingly depart their father’s house with him. Jacob will eventually even make peace with his embittered brother Esau. At Leah’s death (Gen. 49:31), Jacob buries her in the cave of Machpelah, the Tomb of the Patriarchs, alongside Abraham, Sarah, Isaac and Rebekah. Leah’s story is one of bitterness and pain, of outward appearance versus inward grace. It is a story of forgiveness versus harboring continued ill will, whether between sisters, brothers or other family. It is the story of a family that is far from perfect, but one that God was able to use to fulfill his promise to Abraham. While the handmaids are largely forgotten, Leah and Rachel are remembered as the mothers of the Twelve Tribes. They are remembered in succeeding generations in Ruth 4:11 as “two which did build the house of Israel.” None of their sons were culled out to form other nations, and it was the Tribe of Judah, one of Leah’s sons, that produced the house and lineage of David, the line from which Christ was born. Women of the Bible: Leah Story cont. from 7B

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Path of FaithMadison County Carrier € Wednesday, May 1, 2013 € 9B LifeSong will be in concert on Saturday, May 4, at Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park in Madison. The event will start at 7 p.m. Admission is free. A love offering will be received during the concert. They say that big talent comes out of small towns, and LifeSong is no exception to the rule. While they are all young, their roots run deep in southern gospel music. From the simple lyrics of the gospel, to a genuine love for the people and music, LifeSong continues to reach audiences of all ages and sizes. LifeSong began in 2008 when three friends decided to join together and perform a concert with the Dixie Echoes. From that evening, it wasn’t long before LifeSong was on the road touring the southeast. During their first year of ministry, the group enjoyed much success signing with national label, Lamp Music Group. The group was featured on SingingNews.com and SouthernGospelNews.com during the signing and release of their project, Brand New Start. Their first release to radio, “Sounds Like Heaven,” featured the distinguished voice of living legend, Naomi Sego Reader. The group performs a variety of styles from classic southern gospel to praise and worship songs. Their soon-to-be released project, “Everyday Faith,” features songs written by each of the group members, hymnals, classic southern gospel songs as well as praise and worship tunes. “Whether you’re five years old attending your first gospel concert, or you’re a granny or papa in love with gospel music, we hope to have something that reaches every person attending our concerts,” group manager Bryant Thigpen stated. Bryant Thigpen comes from Madison and serves as manager and lead vocalist for the group. Bryant began singing gospel music at age 11, when he began playing piano for the McCormick Family. After nearly three years with the McCormicks, he joined his dad and brother as bass guitarist with the Reflectsons. Having spent seven years with the Reflectsons, Bryant left the road for a short period of time unaware of the plans God would have for him to form LifeSong. While the group took time off of the road in 2010, Bryant joined the legendary Naomi and the Segos as pianist. LifeSong returned to the road in the fall of 2010. Ethan Brooks joined LifeSong in February of 2009 as the baritone vocalist. “It was one of those things that was supposed to happen,” laughs Bryant. Ethan and his family were scheduled to perfor at the same church later in the year, but instead was moved to share the program with LifeSong. The group at the time was looking for a baritone and the pieces fit perfectly together, and within a month Ethan was a member of LifeSong. Prior to LifeSong, Ethan performed with his family, the Brooks Family. While LifeSong took a break from the road in 2010, Ethan joined the legendary Naomi and the Segos singing baritone. When not on the road, Ethan attends First Newark Baptist Church in Thomasville, Ga., where his dad serves as pastor. Jessica Ratliff is the newest member of LifeSong, joining the group singing the alto part. While this is her first time joining a group, Jessica has been singing her whole life. “She is a very talented vocalist,” added Ethan Brooks. “We’re very excited to have her a part of LifeSong.” While Jessica has a powerful voice that will grip your attention, she has a passion for ministry that will grip your heart. Jessica is married to Jimbo Ratliff of Madison and she has two children, Emery and Wyatt. For more information, please call (850) 4640114. LifeSong to Perform at Yogi Bear Park May 4

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10B € Madison County Carrier € Wednesday, May 1, 2013Path of Faith 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 began this year on Monday evening, April 28, at 6 p.m. and will 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.Madison County To Celebrate Prayer Week By Reading The Bible Through

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Wed. May 1, 2013VOL. 49 NO. 39 www.greenepublishing.com 50 cents Index2 Sections, 24 Pages Local Weather You can nd us onFacebook Veiwpoints 2A From Page One3A Obituaries 4A Around 5-7A School 8-9A Classieds 10A Legals 11A Sports 12AUSE YOUR SMART PHONE! SCAN ME! By Lynette Norris Greene Publishing, Inc. Since several other Florida counties are adopting ordinances to outlaw the sale of substances used as hallucinatory drugs, the Madison County Commission discussed whether or not Madison should look at doing the same. The issue, however, is not as simple as it sounds. The ingredients are perfectly legal, meaning the substances can be sold openly in the county; in fact, they aresold openly, according the discussion the board had with Madison County Sheriff Ben Stewart. However, they can have a hallucinatory effect on the user. The situation is similar to the issue with bath salts several months ago different chemicals, but somewhat similar circumstances where combinations of legal ingredients were marketed as bath salts and labeled not for human consumption in order the get around the drug law. Buyer and seller knew what the product was for, and it was sold openly in gas stations, head shops and independent stores. The problem was that the bath salts had serious, unforeseen and lingering side effects that began showing up in emergency rooms across the country. With the current situation, ordinary chemicals being used as hallucinogenic drugs, Sheriff Stewart told the board that trying to outlaw it would be a challenge. One change in the molecular makeup makes it legal again, he said. On the other hand, it is a health concern and a safety issue; Stewart spoke of a case in Taylor County where a juvenile had suffered serious injury as a result of using the substances. Commissioner Rick Davis inquired about the possibility of prohibiting synthetic drugs in general rather than trying to outlaw the specic ingredients in them. County Attorney Tommy Reeves agreed, saying that a broader ordinance such as that would prohibit stores from selling synthetic drugs without having to be quite so exact. He suggested that the county might want to look at other counties that have been successful with this and see how their ordinances are worded. The commissioners agreed look at ordinances from Taylor, Hillsborough, and other counties and take up the matter again at a future meeting.Synthetic Drug Prohibition Ordinance ConsideredBy Jacob Bembry Greene Publishing, Inc. The Madison Police Department has made several arrests lately, including an arrest of a man on cocaine charges. Stacy Williams was picked up on an outstanding warrant on Saturday, April 27, by Patrolman Reggie Alexander. At that time, Alexander made a new arrest of Williams for possession of cocaine with intent to distribute. Also that day, Ofcer Dewey arrested Gary Givens on a writ of attachment. Ofcer Jeff Rosenbery arrested two juveniles for possession of marijuana less than 20 grams. Shaneka Earl was arrested for disorderly intoxication at Courtyard Apartments. There was a retail theft at Fast Track where a black male subject stole Bud Light Limes and put them in his pants and left without paying for them. On Sunday, April 28, Ofcer Jeff Rosenberg arrested Alpha Dakkiam Bx on a charge of disorderly intoxication. The arrest was made at Gibson Trailer Park. Also on Sunday, Ofcer Travis Johnson conducted a trafc stop on Smith Street at the intersection of Martin Luther King Drive. The passenger hopped out of the car and ran toward Mickel Street. The driver was identied as Antonio Hawkins. He was released after receiving two citations. Man Arrested For Cocaine With Intent To DistributeSubmitted by Alexis Sowell This is eight year-old Martin Richard, who died April 15 in the Boston Marathon bombings. This picture has become the poster/face of #RunforBoston. His words say it all. My friends and I love to run. We run 10-12 miles a week and run in surrounding area 5Ks. It has been our dream to one day run in the NY Marathon and/or the Boston Marathon. We love the crowds cheering the on the runners at the nish line. That is why we are all so moved and feel such sadness for the family of Martin Richard, the 8 year old boy killed at the nish line of the Boston Marathon on April 15. Martin was with his family, his Dad who is a runner, his Mom who underwent brain surgery after injuries sustained that day, his little sister who lost a leg resulting in injuries sustained that day and his little brother, who by the grace of God was not hurt. They were simply cheering on the runners (most of them friends) as a right of passage marking the signs of Spring and warmer weather. This is a family who is constantly giving to others. They now need help and gifts from strangers. Having said this, my friends and I simply want to help in some small way. We are having a 3.1 mile spontaneous fun run/walk in honor of Martin Richard and his family. 100% of the prots will go directly to the Martin Richard family to help with medical bills, wheel chairs, and anything possible to help make their suffering a little easier. Their lives will never be the same again. Please come out and support this great cause. The price is $20.00 per runner/walker, which includes a T-shirt. We must have your sizes and registration on or before Friday, May 10th to guarantee shirt availability. (Sign up will be available day of race, but cannot guarantee shirt). If you would like to donate, volunteer or have any questions, please contact us, Alexis Sowell 850-8690016, Ashley Jackson 850-591-6896, or Allie Jackson 850-273-0744 Name:______________________________________Age:___________ Address:____________________________________ City\State\Zip:_______________________ Run or Walk:________________T-Shirt size: (Adult S, M, L, XL) _______ You can also mail the registration form along with your check made payable to: Martin Richard 5K Send to: Alexis Sowell, 169 SW Range Avenue, Madison, Florida 32340 or Ashley & Allie Jackson, 18326 Talquin Dr. Tallahassee, FL 323105K Spontaneous Fun Run/Walk for Martin Richard FamilySaturday, May 18 7:30 a.m. Madison County Sheriff Ben Stewart reports that on Tuesday, April 16, Sgt. Doug Haskell stopped a two-door Volkswagen for two separate trafc violations on Interstate 10 in Madison County. The driver and sole occupant was identied as Walter Eric Holmes of Quincy. While taking enforcement actions, Sgt. Haskell detected signs of deception and other indicators of possible criminal activity. After completing the enforcement actions for the trafc violations committed, Sgt. Haskell inquired of Holmes if he was transporting any drugs, weapons or large amounts of currency. Holmes stated that he was not. Sgt. Haskell asked Holmes for consent to search the Volkswagen and Holmes granted permission. During the search, Sgt. Haskell located a large amount of bundled U.S. Currency concealed inside a plastic bag containing mens clothing. The currency was packaged in a manner indicative of drug couriers method of transporting currency either for or from the purchase of illegal narcotics. Holmes claimed the bag and clothing but denied owning or having any knowledge of the currency discovered therein. Holmes could not provide an explanation on how the currency became wrapped in his clothing or concealed in his bag. Holmes signed a disclaimer of ownership and the currency was seized pending further investigation. Cash SeizedThese runners will host a 5K Walk/Run in honor of Martin Richard and helping his family. From left to right: Allie Jackson, Ashley Jackson, Alexis Sowell and Allyce Rutherford. Allie and Ashley are sisters from Tallahassee and Alexis and Allyce are from Madison. The 5K will be held on Saturday, May 18. The Madison County High School will be having a yard sale this coming Saturday at Ray and Susanne Grifns House on Hwy 90 from 8:00 until 12:00. The purpose of the sale is to help students raise money to attend the National FCCLA Leadership Conference in Nashville, TN this summer. These 7 students were selected at the State FCCLA Leadership conference to represent Florida in a competitive event. Please come out and support these students.Madison County High FCCLA Y ard SaleBy Jacob Bembry Greene Publishing, Inc. Two people were involved in n automobile accident at the intersection of State Road 53 and County Road 150 on Friday afternoon, April 26, at approximately 5:35 p.m. According to a Florida Highway Patrol report, a 17-year-old driver was northbound on SR 53 in a 1996 Dodge Ram and was attempting to make a left turn onto County Road 150. The driver of the Dodge Ram made a left turn directly into the path of a 2008 Toyota Yaris, driven by Amber James, 23, of Boston, Ga. The impact caused the front of the Yaris to strike the right rear bumper of the Ram. James sustained minor injuries in the accident. The juvenile driver was not injured. FHP Trooper Mark Boatwright was the investigating ofcer. One Injured In Two-Car Accident

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There is no "Ostomy" (a surgical operation to create an opening in the body for the discharge of body wastes) diet. There used to be, and to some extent still are some outdated theories about what foods ostomates, people with a colostomy, ileostomy, or urostomy, should and should not eat. Mushrooms, onions and fresh vegetables were considered troublemakers, along with some meats. Today, we nd that the old food taboos don't necessarily apply. In moderation, most foods do not need to be avoided. If you have any questions about food, and the way your body reacts to it, consult your healthcare professional. Here are some common foods, and hints on how to enjoy them without causing excessive gas, irritation or stoma blockage. Fibrous vegetables. Vegetables like celery, asparagus and broccoli have long, brous strands running through them. Such strands are hard to digest and can form a "ball" behind the stoma. When eating: Celery. Choose the hearts. These are tender, and the bers are not as thick as those in the outside stalks. If you must eat the outer stalks, peel down and toss out the outside strands. Asparagus. Medium stalks are usually the most tender. Start at the tip and work down. As soon as the spear gets tough to cut, go on to the next one and you should have no blockage problems. Broccoli. The same principle applies as asparagus. Asparagus causes odor in the urine, which can be particularly bothersome to a urostomate. Onions can produce odor in the stool. Broccoli, cauliower and turnips, among others, are considered gas producers, and may require an extra trip to the restroom to relieve that pressure. Cheese. Natural cheese tends to be more binding than processed cheese, so avoid too much natural cheese at one time. Processed cheeses, such as american, cream and cottage cheese, are easier to digest. Fresh Fruit. In moderation, fruit can and should be included in a well balanced diet. If you have trouble digesting oranges and/or grapefruit, try squeezing the juice and discarding the skin. Apples, pears and peaches are great without their skins, if you nd them hard to digest. Oranges: Fresh oranges are usually listed as a problem. Many ostomates choose orange juice instead. Some folks had persistent pouch system leakage problems until they discovered that switching away from eating fresh oranges with the inherent pulp, to ltered orange juice, permanently solved the problem. Fruit naturally produces activity in our elimination systems. Keep this in mind when you're at a picnic or the beach...or anywhere facilities are not readily available. Oysters, clams & mussels. Though delicious treats, mollusks can be more difcult to digest than other types of seafood, and may cause a minor blockage behind the stoma. Be sure to chew mollusks well. Avoid tough morsels. These are the major offenders giving ileostomates the most trouble. Seafood of all kinds may cause odor in the stool. Appliance deodorants are most helpful in controlling this problem. Nuts. The most difcult nuts to digest are the hard ones, such as peanuts, almonds and hazelnuts. Chew them well, and be careful not to overindulge--no more than a handful at a sitting. Even non-ostomate nut lovers may experience discomfort after enjoying more than a reasonable share of nuts. Moderation is the key. Also, drink water and have other food with the nuts, the blockage may not be as bad, or even happened. Meats. Most meats and poultry do not present problems for the average ostomate, but those with fat content or heavy casings can be somewhat more difcult for the bowel to handle. Some of the bratwurst types can have very heavy casings that should be removed to reduce the chance of blockage. Try sausage patties instead of links, or try hot dogs with the skin removed. Most sausage casings nowadays are purported to be very thin plastic, which are not something you would want in large pieces behind your stoma. When eating fatty cuts of pork, lamb or beef, cut small pieces, avoid eating gristle, chew well and limit your intake. Other. Corn on the cob, popcorn, dried foods & coconut. Creamed corn seems to be fairly well tolerated, some people report eating corn on the cob as a sure trip to the hospital. Coconut seems to be mentioned very often as something to eat only in small quantities. Some people tolerate popcorn fairly well, others do not. Try cautiously. When it comes to obstruction behind the stoma, these are major offenders. In fact, even people without ostomies can suffer major tummy aches after indulging. Chew, chew, chew... and remember limit your intake. Never overeat. This warning is especially true for people with an ileostomy. Corn and peas are better tolerated when the hard outside husks are slit. We have ileostomates who will occasionally eat a small sweet corn. They slit each line of the cob with a very sharp knife. This breaks the kernel and makes the corn easier to digest. Spices & Carbonation. Heavily spiced foods and sauces can act as agents that speed up our bodily functions. For some people they may produce gas. Carbonated beverages are gas producers, too. One great way to get the bubbles out of carbonated drinks is with a dash of sugar. It will cause a frenzy of zz and leave the beverage safely at. Don't ll the glass too full rst, or the soda will foam over the top of the glass. Me n Edgar Floyd has been friends since we was born. Ed always invites me to his family reunions. They had one last saturdee. Ed pulled uh hay wagon under uh shade tree n made uh stage out of it. Umungst the Floyds is uh banjo player, uh ddler, n uh guitar player. They started playn some fast mountain music n handed out uh base tub (made from uh wash tub), uh jug, uh wash board ,some old hats, n all kinda props fer folks ta pretend they was playn music. There was folks from 80 down ta 2 years old actn like stars. Then Ed got up n sung some of the love songs he wrote fer Lilly when he was tryn ta get up the nerve ta ask er ta marry eem. He sung If I could wake up ta your blue eyes I could handle any day. I seen Lilly in the crowd grinn from ear ta ear zif they was still daten. Then Ed sung Watchn every sundown with you would make me uh happy man. I looked at Lilly again n she was wipen tears of joy from er eyes. Then Eds niece, Tammy, started singn dance songs. That gal can make anybody wanta dance. Then they asked me ta tell some stories about me n Ed. I seen Eds uncle Buford Floyd, now 80 years old, in the crowd. I told one thats been kept secrete fer 50 years. I gured it safe ta tell it now. It went like this; When me n Ed was 12 years old we decided ta play uh trick on Buford, who happened ta be high Sheriff back then. One full moon we waited till 2 am n snuck out n borrowed Eds daddys old pickup. Ed drove it over, with the lights off, ta Bufords n eased back into his yard. Then Ed spun uh wheel all across Bufords yard n sped away. We slipped around behind Bufords place n watched ta see what would happen. House lights came on n then the Sheriff car took off. We watched Buford zip back n forth fer n hour before given up n gon home. When I nished the story it seemed everybody there was laughn cept Buford. Then nally he seen the humor in it n cracked up too. I aint never had so much fun at uh family reunion n I aint even uh Floyd. Sincerely Yourn Cracola OLustee ( Cracker fer short )www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, May 1, 2013 2A Madison County CarrierVIEWPOINTS& OPINIONS Stray Vectors National SecurityJoe Boyles Guest ColumnistEditors note: Stray Vectors is the authors byline for random thoughts on the passing scene. Nearly half (47 percent) of all the adults in America pay no federal income tax. For every dollar that poor people pay in taxes, they receive $10 in benets from their government. Pretty good return of 1000 percent, wouldnt you say? Farmers who have grain in their barns have long known that the food source will attract rodents which attract snakes. The way to interrupt the cycle is with (barn) cats who, by nature, hunt the rodents. Problem solved. Subways founder Fred DeLuca says the worlds most prolic franchise would not exist if it had to be founded in todays regulatory environment. Is our government strangling grassroots entrepreneurism? I think it is relatively easy to be against something, but whats the alternative? For example, you might be against hydraulic fracturing (fracking) as a means for recovering oil and gas, but what are you for and what does scientic and economic evidence say about the alternatives viability? It is more important to have a positive agenda than a negative one. The outeld dimensions of the old Yankee Stadium where Mickey Mantle hit most of his y balls were 407 in right center; 461 in center; and 457 in left center. How many 440 foot y outs did he hit in 18 seasons that would be thirty feet over the wall in any modern ballpark? The taxpayers of New York pay more than $18K every year to educate each student in NYC. Now we nd out that 80 percent of the citys high school graduates cannot read! What are the taxpayers paying for? It certainly isnt for education, at least, not as I understand it. Lying is a temporary x that is always difcult to sustain. So many people get trapped in their web of lies. It is much easier to sustain the truth as difcult as that might seem. Will the Democrats sweep the 2014 midterm elections permitting President Obama to enact an aggressive socialist agenda his nal two years in ofce? History is against that, in terms of precedent and voter turnout, but well see. Stay tuned. Looks can be deceiving and so are words. I have a suggestion for all who follow our president: dont listen to what he says; instead, watch what he (and his Administration) does. Actions are far more revealing than words. Here is a litmus test for every voter law enacted: will the change improve the integrity (lessen the opportunity for fraud) of the election? I we stand foursquare against crooked elections. I often take shots at Social Security, but Ill say this in its defense: the money is distributed thru a wide network of consumers who spend it pretty wisely for necessities of life housing, food, clothing, medicine, etc. I believe, from the consumption side, it is positive for the economy. In the aftermath of the 2012 election, rumors of Republican demise are premature. The GOP controls 30 state governors mansions and 26 statehouses (while another ve are a bicameral split). By my count, that is about 60 percent of the action at the state level where it counts. I grew up believing that the Law of Perpetual Motion was physically impossible but then, I didnt consider that government could defy a physical law. Every time there is a senseless act of violence like Aurora or Newtown, the reporters sign off with a statement like this: The only answer that we dont know is why? It drives me crazy! Why does anyone think that you can nd a rational answer to an irrational act? Im not sure what constitutes the subject of social studies or even if it is a subject at all? I know what the studies of economics, geography, political science, and history are, but social studies is a little too broad for me. Republicans are getting a lot of criticism from the media for not trying to make Obamacare work. Why should they? Name a single Republican who voted for this monstrosity. Pelosi, Reid and Obama decided to ram a partisan bill down everyones throat without caring one iota for any ideas from the opposition. Now they can gure out how to make this mess work. Are we becoming a food stamp nation? Since Obama took ofce, the number of people receiving food stamps (now called SNAP supplemental nutrition assistance) is up by 48 percent. Over 47 million people are on the program which now includes illegal immigrants. One last tidbit: Benghazi isnt over. The truth will eventually emerge. Hillary Clinton asked, What difference does it make? The truth always matters. Jim Dietrich Guest ColumnistCRACKER SEZ Health & Wellness Tipsfrom Frank Nathan, Executive Director Lake Park of MadisonDID YOU KNOW...? Were Online! Check us out! The Floyd Reunion

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www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, May 1, 2013 Madison County Carrier 3AAROUNDMADISONCOUNTY 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 Remember those oh-so-delicious dinners of country ham prepared by those wonderful cooks of the Hanson United Methodist Church? Well, nows your chance, once again, to indulge in one of these scrumptious dinners. The church is baking these delicious hams once again on Friday, May 3, to be sliced into thick slices and added to plates of potato salad, green beans, pickles, rolls, tea and dessert. A donation of $7.00 per generous plate will be collected beginning at 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Carryouts will be available or you can dine with your family and friends in our fellowship dining room hall. Its Friday night. Dont cook when you can eat a nice dinner and relax while you eat with the nicest folks around the wonderful people of Madison County. See you all there!. Hanson United Methodist Church is located at 290 N.E. Daisy Street, seven miles north of Madison off the Colin Kelly Highway (Highway 145). They will be looking for you!Ham Eating Time In Hanson Again! Is Armageddon Here? Now?I have heard, and read the word Armageddon for years. I always thought, never in my lifetime, possibly in another thousand years? But not now, not today, right? Historians may very well call November 6th 2012 the second phase of the Obama administration and the end of the United States Republic, as we knew it. In 2008 many thinking people wondered, Just who is this guy? What has he ever done? There were no answers, most of Obamas life was kept under wraps, and the so-called media never questioned him. In the beginning, things were good. Gas was $1.89 per gallon in Madison and $1.69 elsewhere. Food was inexpensive as we were yet to use our food to feed our automobiles. Obama told us he was here to change things and that he did. He promised those that voted for him things, such as Obama dollars, Obama phones, Obama Care, then put forty seven million people on food stamps as of December 2012. Today its 51 million people, with no means of paying for all these wonderful vote-buying things. Shortly after the 2nd election, Obama expressed his desire to disarm the American people and will do so via Executive at, unless Congress gives him what he wants. The following was told to me by a Federal Ofcer in mid January, I was also told he had the paperwork on his desk. What Obama wants, is to ban all magazines over 10 rounds and any rearm that can hold a magazine over 10 rounds. Those in existence today will be grand fathered in, however they will have to be registered with the Government. After the registration of those that are willing to register their rearm is done, quote there will be another mass murder. Therefore, we will need to pick up all rearms in order to save our children. Obama has said he is going to send federal agents into Oklahoma and other states to enforce Obama Care, is there any reason why he wont send federal agents in to enforce his gun registration? If Obama dictates an executive order that I have to turn in or register any weapon and I refuse, who will enforce that dictate? If Obama then dictates that I cant own particular types of weapons or magazines and I refuse that order, who will enforce that dictate? In his Executive Order decree on Obama Care he essentially said the states have no right to oppose the federal government, the federal government has the nal say, PERIOD! Obama is the ultimate authority of the land. Our Declaration of Independence and our Constitution say different. However, Obama and his Gang of Vipers see themselves as rulers, rather than servants of We the People. Obama will seal all future elections for the Democrat party to possibly forever, by allowing some 15 to 20 million illegal immigrants to become Democrat voters, also by at. Please note, none of this is legal according to our Constitution but for this administration, it matters not. Were I an Illegal, I would also vote for the one that gave me citizenship without having to work for it. The chances of the Hispanic voting for a Republican are somewhere between none, and ya gotta be kidding me. When our Government can no longer print bogus money and we can no longer pay those we owe, our Republic will fail. No Empire has ever lasted much more than 200 years and they have always fallen from within. I see anarchy coming to our streets much like Greece, Spain, and or most of Europe, looking for unavailable handouts to pay bills. We now have what I call much laziness in our country. We can no longer protect ourselves, we can no longer feed ourselves, and we are no longer responsible for our children. We have abdicated all our responsibilities to big brother government. Governments today dictate most everything we do; one can no longer walk down any street, even here in Madison without breaking some law. Its no longer a matter of time; its a matter of when Armageddon gets here and that may well be today. Our borders are sieves for anyone to enter and do us harm, I ran into a (MS 13) gang member in Winn Dixie a few days ago. Why is he in my County? My City, or my Country? Im sure its not some job wanting or needing him here. Also, how did he ever get an EBT card to pay for the food and stuff he purchased? One week ago, a single 19-year-old bomber locked down the entire city of Boston under unofcial Martial Law. The worst part? No one complained about it. Law enforcement was given high ves for eleminating the 4th Amendment. Though it was a citizen that actually found the 19 year old in his boat, then worried as he had no way to defend himself as rearms are not allowed in Massachusesets, 20 minutes after calling 911, a gazilian police arrived to save he and his family. Are we so concerned about our own safety that we are willing to have our rights removed without so much as a Holy Crap? Apparently this is the case, and you can be assured this government took notice. Weve also seen a Saudi national go from suspect to witness to absolutely nothing to do with the Boston bombings? Though he was rated 2123B which is concidered a Terrorist and is not allowed on our airplanes. Weve heard Janet Napolitano testify before Congressional groups about this Saudi national and it turns out the women lied. Moreover, we have seen both Obama and Napolitano decide that they will no longer deport people who are here illegally. Now how dumb is that? People that hate us? and wish to kill us? are welcomed here? In our country? Below are pictures of the 1st bombing in Boston, they are not for the faint of heart. This carnage was the work of two men that should never have been allowed in the United States, however today; our government is broken and no longer able to protect us. And that remainder bomber piece of garbage was read his Miranda rights? The only rights I would have given him, was the right to die, but only, after I received all the information I wanted from him. But thats just me. George Pouliotte http://cryptome.org/2013-info/04/boston-bombs/boston-bombs.htm Letter To The EditorLetters to the Editor are typed word for word, comma for comma, as sent to this newspaper.

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www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, May 1 2013 4A Madison County CarrierAROUNDMADISONCOUNTY Obituaries Community CalendarJack Oxford Wade, 97, passed away Tuesday, April 23, 2013 in Bainbridge. A graveside service will be held 11:30 a.m., Saturday, April 27, 2013 at Oak Ridge cemetery in Madison. In lieu of owers, family asked donations be made to a favorite charity. Jack was a native of Madison County, where he lived most of his life. He operated the Pure Oil Station in front of the Smith Goza Mansion and later was owner/operator of Jack Wade Oil Company. He was an Elder at First Presbyterian Church in Madison, members of the Lions Club and the Country Club, enjoyed playing golf and was a volunteer reghter. He later retired to Tallahassee spending several years of his life at Westminster Oaks. He is survived by his daughter, Sissy McCown (husband John) of Attapulgas, Ga.; two grandchildren, Eloise McCown Johnson (husband David) and John McCown (wife Kate) of Bentonville, Ark.; and great-grandchildren, David James, Sarah Kate, Caroline Wade and Eloise Grace Johnson and Jack, Mary Ella and Ashlyn McCown. Jack is preceded in death by his wife, Eloise Bronson Wade.Jack Oxford WadeMay 1 and 2Continuous Bible reading continues at the Gazebo in the Four Freedoms Park and will continue through the National Day of Prayer on Thursday, May 2.May 4The Suwannee Valley Human Society will host its spring ing from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Enjoy food and meet some of the most popular animals in residence. Free adoption day for large dogs only and adult cats over one year old. Ask about Purinas Pets for People (need to be 55 years old or older).May 4Open mic sing and potluck supper at Lee Worship Center, 471 SE Magnolia Drive in Lee to benet churchs building fund. Supper at 6 p.m. Sing immediately follows.May 4LifeSong in concert at Yogi Bear Campground Opry Hall, 7 p.m. Free admission. A love offering will be received.May 8The 55 Plus Club will host Tina Demotsis, from the Madison County Sheriffs Ofce, as its guest speaker at noon. The 55 Plus Club is located at the United Methodist Cooperative Ministries Center, located in the Hanson community. 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.May 17 and 18Treasures of the Suwannee will be presented as part of the Advent Christian Village Centennial Celebration at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 17, and Saturday, May 18. Talented ACV staff members, along with guest musicians on the ddle and banjo, will touch your hearts with this musical stage production. BAILEY MONUMENT CO 740252 Sally Lou Wilson, age 80 died Monday, April 29, 2013 at Haven Hospice in Lake City. Graveside funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, at Cherry Lake Baptist Cemetery. She graduated from Madison High School in 1951, and retired from Gold Kist and was of the Baptist faith. She is survived by several nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Beggs Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 850-973-2258.Sally Lou WilsonGeorge Florence Joseph, age 89, died Monday in Haven Hospice in Lake City. Graveside Funeral service will be Wednesday 4 p.m. at Mt. Horeb Cemetery. She lived in Valdosta, Ga., before going to Haven Hospice and operated a Laundry Mat. She was a member of Forrest St. United Methodist Church, Valdosta, GA. She is survived by two daughters: Florence Diane Henderson-Simmons of Lake City, and Mary Ann Willis of Nashville, Ga.; one sister: Van Dalah Thompson of Sanford; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Beggs Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements 850-973-2258.George Florence Joseph It Pays To AdvertiseAnd theres no better place than the newspaper. Call one of our representatives today. Sam Smith or Sherry Swift can help you on the way to a great advertising plan. 555-12341400 N. Main St. And theres no better place than the newspaper. Call one of our representatives today. They can help you on the way to a great advertising plan. 973-4141(Fax) 973-4121P.O. Drawer 772 Madison, FL Mark Your Calendar! Merlene Webb Albritton, age 78, died Monday, April 29, 2013 at Lake Park of Madison. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, at Beggs Funeral Home with burial at Corinth Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday night. Beggs Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 850-973-2258. Merlene Webb Albritton

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By Lynette Norris Greene Publishing, Inc. Like many meteorologists, Kelly Godseys fascination with predicting weather began as a hobby when he was a child. A hurricane got me into weather about 25 or 30 years ago, he told the Madison Rotary Club, describing how pine trees whipped back and forth in the high winds as he watched in fascination from a window in his childhood Tennessee home. Now, weather is a family affair, because his wife, Amy, is also a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Tallahassee, and the two of them are expecting their rst child in August the height of the hurricane season. Floridas National Weather Service operates out of the meteorology building on the Florida State University campus in Tallahassee. Drivers going past the building at the right time may have observed the launching of weather balloons every morning and afternoon. The center covers a 48county area in South Georgia and the Florida Big Bend, from Destin to the Suwannee River, and as far north as Quitman, Ga. Besides providing daily forecasts, the primary mission of the meteorology center is protecting life and property by providing timely warnings of severe weather conditions. Recently, National Weather Service stations have upgraded to dual polarization radar, a detecting tool that sends out both a horizontal and vertical pulse to better read the size and shape of precipitation and determine whether it is raindrops, snowakes or hail. It is also capable of recognizing debris in the air; before dual polarization radar, a hook or comma pattern in the color weather radar picture indicated likely tornado formation. With the new system that can recognize the very distinct signature of debris in the air, a meteorologist can conrm a tornado on the ground. For a more detailed and illustrated explanation of how dual polarization radar works, go to http://www.srh.noaa.gov/lzk/?n=dualpol0812.htm. The weather center in Tallahassee is lled with a plethora of computers that allow meteorologists to look at any kind of data gathered from weather satellites, as well as Internet reports and ground observations. One entire wall is covered with seven or eight large at-screen monitors that keep track of weather information from all over the country, providing information to the 10 meteorologists who take turns stafng the center 24/7. They will collate and interpret all this information and send out weather forecasts to various TV stations and other weather news outlets. This modern marvel of meteorological data gathering has its roots back in the 1940s. Radar technology was in its infancy, and engineers soon realized that weather disturbances caused echoes on their equipment that could mask enemy planes. The postwar years also saw the use hurricane hunter planes that grew out of a bet between two pilots in Texas a bet that they could safely y their planes into the heart of a hurricane. Both pilots were successful, and the NOAAs Hurricane Hunter program soon arose. In all those years, although there have been a few close calls, the program hasnt lost a single plane. When it comes to severe weather, forecasting can get the information out to people, but their preparedness to act on that information is key to staying safe. People need to know what their risks and vulnerabilities are, said Godsey. They need to know how they will get out of an area before the storm hits. They need to know if theyre living a low-lying ood-prone area, or realize that the tall trees surrounding their house could snap in high winds, in order to better judge their need to evacuate when severe weather is on the horizon. They need to keep emergency kits, including ashlights and batteries, ready to go on a moments notice. They need to think about a three-day supply of water, as well as food that doesnt require refrigeration or cooking. They need to have cash on hand and gas in their vehicles. In fact, when it comes to oodprone areas, the Florida Gulf Coast in the Big Bend Area is very vylnerable to storm surge ooding, precisely because of its Big Bend shape. From Apalachicola, it arches upward into Wakulla and Jefferson Counties, and then curves back down again toward Taylor and Lafayette, a shape that funnels and concentrates a surge of winddriven water, leaving it nowhere else to go except onshore. Hurricanes and tropical storms are the kinds of severe weather most people in this area are likely to see, and the 2013 hurricane season begins June 1, running through the end of November. Since this part of North Florida hasnt been hit with a hurricane since Kate in 1985, part of the weather centers concern is reminding people of their vulnerability to an intense storm. Whether a hurricane season is active, with many named storms, or quiet, it takes only one storm hitting an area hard enough to make it a bad hurricane season for the people who live there. When trying to predict how many storms will form, NWS looks primarily at four factors: El Nino or La Nina, which determines how much wind shear there will be in the upper atmosphere; higher or lower sea temperatures than normal in the Atlantic it requires seawater temperature of 78 to 80 degrees to grow and sustain a hurricane; the amount of rainfall in Sub-Saharan Africa less rain means fewer tropical waves or disturbances coming off the African coast; and atmospheric conditions over North America. This year, the Atlantic Hurricane Season prediction calls for 16 named storms; of those, eight are expected to reach hurricane status, and four are expected to be major. However, that doesnt tell the whole story, since there is still no way of knowing where these storms will strike. In 2010, there were 19 named storms and 12 hurricanes, but none hit the United States. In 2004, there were only 15 storms and 9 hurricanes, but four of them hit Florida. The story of weather forecasting is still being written, and even with todays technology, weather forecasting, although vastly improved, is still an inexact science. For continued safety and well-being, people still depend on the knowledge and skills of the National Weather Service meteorologists, and their own good judgment for knowing when to ee a dangerous weather system headed their way. For more information on the National Weather Service Ofce in Tallahassee go to: www.srh.noaa.gov/tlh/. www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, May 1, 2013 Madison County Carrier 5 AAROUNDMADISONCOUNTY May 2, 9, 16 & 23, 2013 5:30pm 7pmPearlman Cancer Center*Registration required. *To register, visit www.sgmc.org/events or call 229.333.1074FREE Skin Cancer Screening Participating physicians: William R. Howard, MD Betsy Thacker, MD John A. Cole,MD 16 & 23, 9,y 2,MaSkin Cancer Scr 5:30pm 7pm13 16 & 23, 20 eening n Cancer Scr FREE 5:30pm 7pm i eening rt 16 & 23, 9,y 2,Ma visit www er r, egist o r *T To Cole,MD ohn A. J MD, erk Betsy Thac ard, MD William R. How ysicians: ticipating ph ar P .deuirqen riotratsiegR *tne C r r ec an C an eP5:30pm 7pm13 m l ar l 20 6 & 23, ents or call 229.333.1 g/ev .sgmc.or ww w. ret5:30pm 7pm 4 07 74 ents or call 229.333.1 Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Lynette Norris, April 22, 2013Norman Brightwell, the Lions Clubs newest member, ofcially welcomed at an earlier meeting, receives his ofcial gold and blue vest at the April 22 meeting. Left to right are Brightwell and Lions Club President Jay Lee.New Lions Club Member Gets His Official Vest Kelly Godsey: Preparedness Is Key For Weather Safety Greene Publishing Inc. Photo By Lynette Norris, April 24, 2013Kelly Godsey of the National Weather Service in Tallahassee discusses the 2013 Hurricane Season at Madison Rotary Club.

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www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, May 1, 2013 6A Madison County CarrierAROUNDMADISONCOUNTY SUBSCRIBE Fill out the form below and send it in to:Greene Publishing, Inc.P.O. Drawer 772 Madison, FL 32341With money order or check payment made out to Greene Publishing, Inc. in the amount for the In or Out-of-County rate $35 In County $45 Out-of-County Name:_________________________________ Address:________________________________ _______________________________________ City:___________________________________ State:_______________ Zip:_______________ Phone:___________________________________ By Lynette Norris Greene Publishing, Inc. On April 18, 2013, Madison Clerk of the Court Tim Sanders was not only named the rst-ever honorary member of the Madison Kiwanis Club, he also had the honor of receiving his Kiwanis Club pin from the Florida Kiwanis Lt. Gov. Jim Ledbetter during the Annual Kiwanis Pastoral Appreciation Prayer Breakfast. Madison Kiwanis President Jerome Wyche said later that Sanders had been nominated some time earlier for the honor, Because of his intense community involvement surrounding Madisons youth, organizations, and all the other pieces that work together to move the community forward. Wyche said that the Club had kept it as a surprise for as long as possible, but had to tell Sanders shortly before the event to make sure he would be there. Sanders, a life-long resident of Madison County, addressed the gathered audience, thanking them for the honor and saying that he was very blessed to have grown up in a place like Madison. Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Lynette Norris, April 18, 2013As the very rst honorary member of the Madison Kiwanis Club, Tim Sanders addresses the audience at the 2013 Prayer Breakfast. Standing behind him are Kiwanis Membership Chair Cindy Vees and Kiwanis President Jerome Wyche. Seated at the table is Kiwanis Secretary Deena Hames.Tim Sanders is First Ever Honorary Member of the Madison Kiwanis Club Providers from the TMH Family Medicine Residency program see patients in your health department on a regular basis. Our experienced physicians and nurse-midwives provide personalized healthcare to women before, during and after pregnancy. We proudly deliver babies at the TMH Womens Pavilion, the only hospital in the region with a Newborn ICU. To learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment, call us at (850) 973-5000. Florida Department of Health Madison County 218 S.W. Third Avenue Madison, FL 32340

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www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, May 1, 2013 Madison County Carrier 7AAROUNDMADISONCOUNTY Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Lynette Norris, April 25, 2013Hope Brownsword accepts a Kiwanis Certicate of Appreciation for her help in their recent fundraiser. Kiwanis Recognizes Hope Brownsword Of Aarons Store Jim Freeman Says Goodbye To Fellow KiwaniansGreene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Lynette Norris, April 25, 2013Warden Jim Freeman, soon to be leaving, says goodbye to friends at the Madison Kiwanis Club. Were Online! Check us out! By Lynette Norris Greene Publishing, Inc. The Kiwanis club had several special guests at its April 25 meeting, some from Tallahassee Kiwanis Clubs, and some from the community of Madison. One of the special guests that Kiwanis President Jerome Wyche wanted to recognize and thank publicly was Hope Brownsword of Aarons Store. Her help was a big part of why the Kiwanis Clubs recent fundraiser, rafing off a at-screen television during the Down Home Days celebration, was such a success. Brownsword was instrumental in persuading the management of Aarons to sell the television (valued at around $750) to the club for about a third of the cost. Because of this, Kiwanis was able to net about $1200 on the rafe tickets it sold, far more that it would have, if it paid the full price, making the fundraiser a great success. President Wyche presented Ms. Brownsword with a certicate of appreciation for her effort, an effort that meant roughly an extra $500 raised by the ticket sales would go to work directly in the community. By Lynette Norris Greene Publishing, Inc. Jim Freeman, Warden of Madison Correctional Institution for the last six or seven months, will soon be leaving Madison County to take on a new assignment in Baker County. Freeman, originally from New York, grew up in New Jersey, came to Florida in 1978 to go to school, and like many people who come to Florida for one reason or another, he never left. From the Garden State, he made his home in the Sunshine State. His home and family are now in Raiford, in Union County, but during the few short months that he has been in Madison, working at MCI, he said that he has come to consider Madison home as well. I appreciate the welcome you gave me and the support of this community, he told his fellow Kiwanis Club members at their April 25 meeting, as he stood to make a formal goodbye. The Florida Department of Corrections has taken on a new emphasis on re-entry programs, or programs that get soon-to-be-released inmates ready to go back into society and successfully transition to independent living. Successfully coping with life on the outside and the demands being self-supporting are key to reducing recidivism of newly-released inmates, and the more prepared they are by the time they leave the prison system, the more likely they are not to re-offend and end up back inside. Baker County, where Freeman is being transferred, will operate as a re-entry program, and he hopes it will not only be a success, but also serve as the agship facility for re-entry programs in Florida. Adding that he had already looked up a Kiwanis Club in Baker County, Freeman said that he plans to come back and visit Madison from time to time. I wont be a stranger, he said. Its a lovely town.

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www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, May 1, 2013 8A Madison County CarrierSCHOOL 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. On a warm spring afternoon after school, with spring fever running high, the Madison County Central School courtyard was transformed into an arena of fun and games where anything could happen including the school principal getting dunked in a dunking booth. Even overcast skies at the beginning couldnt put a damper on things. Before long the sun had broken through. Thursdays Spring Fling Carnival featured games, bounce houses, face painting, food, and some seriously good carnival fun, with lines at several of the most popular games as students and other carnival visitors waited to redeem their tickets for a chance at a football toss, beanbag toss, pie eating contest, balloon popping or shing game. What a way to end the school day!MCCS Spring Fling Carnival Draws A Crowd Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Lynette Norris, April 25, 2013MCCS Principal Willie Williams takes a turn in the dunking booth.Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Lynette Norris, April 25, 2013You never know what youll catch at this popular shing spot.Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Lynette Norris, April 25, 2013Throwing darts at balloons is always fun.Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Lynette Norris, April 25, 2013Why have one bounce house when three will do just as well? The bounce house section was probably the busiest corner of the MCCS courtyard.

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www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, May 1, 2013 Madison County Carrier 9ASCHOOL By Lynette Norris Greene Publishing, Inc, A rutabaga, rather than a shiny red apple, is a better symbol for education, Phil Wilkerson told the Rotary Club. Traditionally, the apple was chosen to represent education, because although its roots may be bitter, the fruit is sweet. However, the rutabaga is a tough, long-lasting vegetable. It endures. You can even play softball with it, but you might not pass your class if you brought the teacher a rutabaga rather than an apple. Wilkerson, Director of Advising for North Florida Community College, talked about the value of education, something that was brought home to him when he was in his mid-thirties, when the factory where he worked while attending school shut down. As director of student advising at the smallest community college in the state that nevertheless serves the largest geographical area of any, he has considered the value of education while looking into reasons why NFCC loses some of its students along the way. He discovered that much of it is behavioral; the students, for the most part, are quite capable of succeeding, but they dont manage themselves or their time very well, and run the risk of letting the rutabaga/apple slip through their hands. Some students come to college totally unprepared. Even with an assessment test to determine where they are academically, they have no idea what they want to do, and little or no idea of what to expect or what is required of them for success in a college environment. To counter that, Wilkerson described an effort he called the long-term python, reaching out to children as far back as the sixth grade, bringing in groups of middle school students on eld trips and showing them around the campus. Here is what we offer, and here is what is required and here is what you need to start doing now in order to be prepared when you get here. NFCC advisors also work closely with highschool guidance counselors to get current, accurate information out to prospective students. Local high schools are now doing a much better job of preparing students for college. NFCC does offer some remedial classes for those who need it, but students who dont have to go through a lot of college prep classes after they reach NFCC will get more out of the time and money that they do spend on their education. And then, there are students who arrive at NFCC who can almost advise themselves. They have completed the necessary groundwork in high school, know what they want to do and which classes they need in order to do it. One of the best examples of such students are the dual enrollment students, often the bright shining stars of NFCC, because they know the ropes, know what the work load is like and know how to effectively budget their time. Another thing Wilkerson has discovered is that 90 percent of the NFCC student body are rst-generation college students the rst ones in their families to attend college; that is a gure that hasnt changed much in the last 20 years, and its not uncommon in rural areas like Madison and its neighboring counties. The biggest effort in student advising is focused on the frontend hookups getting students into the right program and helping them make them most of the time and money they spend on getting an education. Once in a while, a student will be interested in a program he or she is not really suited for, but this is fairly rare. An example might be a student who has vague ideas about being a veterinarian, but just cant seem to get the hang of chemistry or complicated math. In that case, the chances for success are quite slim, and the advisor would try to steer the student toward another program of interest that is better suited to his/her strengths. Students in the schools A.A. programs can transfer to a 4-year institution upon graduation; NFCC also has programs such as the License Practical Nursing (LPN) program that runs about 11 months and requires successful passing of a test at the end, and the students are ready to go right to work. Another NFCC goal is more vo-tech programs that could train students right here in Madison instead of having them travel out of the area and contribute to another tax base. If such programs require 600 hours or more, they could be eligible for PELL grants, which would draw in more students. In these economic times, when many educational institutions arent getting the funding they used to, its more important than ever to help students get the most out of their education dollar, for a result that will endure. For more information about NFCC and the programs it offers, visit the website at www.nfcc.edu or contact the front ofce at (850) 973-2288.Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Lynette Norris, April 17, 2013Director of Advising Phil Wilkerson discusses some of the programs available to help students succeed at North Florida Community College.Phil Wilkerson Discusses the Value of Education North Florida Community Colleges Allied Health department is now enrolling 6-9th grade students in its 2013 Health Scholars Camp. The camp will be held June 17-20 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the NFCC Career and Technical Education Center. The four-day camp explores healthcare topics and careers nursing, science, tness and nutrition in engaging, fun and educational ways. Campers will enjoy games, team building exercises, skills training with state-of-the-art patient simulators, guest speakers and eld trips to local healthcare facilities including a trip to the Florida State University College of Medicine in Tallahassee. NFCC registered nursing students and faculty will provide basic rst aid skills and rst aid training to participants and share information on how to plan for a chosen career in healthcare, including what classes to take in high school and college. The camp, sponsored by Big Bend AHEC, the Healthcare Workforce Network and NFCC Allied Health, is a great camp for young students interested in healthcare as a possible career or students who simply want to have fun while learning valuable information this summer. Cost to attend is $50 per student. This fee includes meals, snacks and skills lab materials. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited to the rst 20 students who pre-register. Deadline to register is Monday, June 10. To pre-register or for additional information, contact Denise Bell at (850) 973-9481 or email CommunityEducation@nfcc.edu.Register Now For Health Scholars 2013Camp is June 17-20 at NFCC

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$199 Move-In Special!! 1, 2 & 3 BR HC & non-HC accessible apts. Rental assistance may be available. HUD vouchers accepted. Call 850-948-3056. TDD/TTY 711. 192 NW Greenville Pointe Trail, Greenville, FL 32331. Equal Housing Opportunityrun, c MOBILE HOMES FOR MOBILE HOMES FOR FOR SALE YARD SALE FOR SALE FOR RENT HELP HELP WANTEDwww.greenepublishing.com SERVICES Classifieds . .10A Madison County Carrier Wednesday, May 1, 2013 Check us out on-line www.greenepublishing.com FLORIDA PRESS SERVICES, INC. STATEWIDE CLASSIFIED PROGRAM STATEWIDE CLASSIFIED ADS FOR 4/29/2013 THROUGH 5/5/2013Pageant and Prom Dresses For Sale: Size 3 children's white long dress, worn as ower girl dress, sequin/beadwork all on bodice, sequin/beadwork/ appliques on bottom, built-in crinoline. $50. Size 4 children's off white dress, worn as ower girl dress, lace work around bodice, pretty lace work at bottom, cap sleeves $25. Size 7-8 children's off white dress, worn as a ower girl dress, overlay of lace over entire dress, probably knee to calf length $25. Size 8 children's white, long dress, lace around neck with decorative bodice $25. Size 16 pre-teen size white long pageant gown, cap sleeves, white sequin work across entire bodice and sleeves, buttons around neck with circular cut-out on back, beautiful gown $100. Size 8 Teen Dress Light baby blue dress with baby blue and black array of designs from the waist down. The top is a gathered bodice with black sequins criscrossed across the front. Has a beautiful train. $175. Size 8 Teen Dress A fuchsia strapless gorgeous dress. The dress has gathers up the bodice and a sequined design down the left side and laces up half the back. There is also a train on this dress and a split up one leg. $200. Size 6-8 Teen Dress A turquoise dress that has sequined straps that criss cross across the back. The dress is also sequined in the stomach area and is made out of mesh material. Also has a beautiful long train in the back. $75. Size 10 Teen Dress A beautiful, elegant, owing emerald green dress. Has eye-catching beaded straps that criss cross in the back along with a beaded design in the front of the dress. Beautiful owing train. $200. Size 14 (child's size 14 but dress is for a teen division approximately 13-15) GORGEOUS lime green dress, strapless but with spaghetti straps that criss cross across the back, sequins spotted across the entire gown, built-in crinoline absolutely gorgeous. $250. Size 10 Teen Dress bright baby blue dress, halter top bodice with sequins stitched throughout; built-in crinoline with sequin appliques on lace overlay. Cinderella looking beautiful dress! $200.Call Emerald Greene (850) 973-3497 and leave a message.3/3, run, n/c Deadline for Classieds Every Monday and Wednesday 3 p.m. Sago Palms For Sale Call (850)-464-2239.6/27 rtn, n/c Ofce Building For Rent Across the street from the Courthouse, on Shelby Street. (between Owens Propane and Burnette Plumbing) Newly Renovated 1120 square foot. Call Emerald Greene 850-973-41417/18 rtn n/c New ve bedroom three bath doublewide home must go now. Make offer. Selling below cost! Call Steve 386-365-8549.11/7 rtn, cYes we take trades! Replace your old home with a more efcient and much stronger safer home now. Call 386-365-8549.11/7 rtn, cNow is the best time to buy a new mobile home! Low rates means new homes under $400 month! 386-365-8549.11/7 rtn, cStop throwing money away! Our new homes cost less than $100 month to heat and cool! Call Steve 386-365-8549.11/7 rtn, cNice triplewide, replace, glamour bath, sliding glass doors, new metal roof. Must sell now. Reduced to only $22,900 cash. 386-365-8549.11/7 rtn, cBlow out pricing on all 2012 mobile homes. Making room for new 2013 homes. Call Mike 386-623-4218.11/7 rtn, c2013 Homes of Merit tape and texture starting at $375 per month. Call Mike 386-623-4218.11/7 rtn, cUsed single wide 16x80 3 bedroom 2 bath home ready to go at $15,900. Call Mike 386-623-4218.11/7 rtn, c2006 Fleetwood home. Super clean and looks brand new. Call Mike at 386-623-4218.11/7 rtn, cNew and used homes starting as low as $6,500 on doublewides. Call Mike 386-623-4218.11/7 rtn, c For Sale 99 Black GMC Sonoma for sale by owner. $3,600. Call (850) 464-7544.11/14 rtn, n/c Madison Heights Apartments 1,2,3 & 4 bedroom apts. Section 8 Housing designed for low income families 150 SW Bumgardner Dr. Madison, FL Phone 850-973-4290 TDD 711 Equal Housing Opportunity6/22, rtn, c Deadline For Classieds (850) 973-4141 3:00 p.m. Every MondayYou Can Be A CNA Quest training offers a CNA prep class taught by a RN. No GED or diploma required if age 18. No TABE test. Professional, high pass rates, day and evening classes. 386-362-1065.4/3 4/24, pd REAL ESTATE FOR SALE BYGreenville, 3/2 nice house on 6 high and dry city lots. New windows, roof, heat & ac, siding, master shower. $92,000.00 Possible owner nancing. 850-599-5121.1/18 rtn, cNear Lloyd; 3/3 double wide. Very nice with lots of tile and hardwood, replace, skylight, screenroom, carport, workshop on 5 beautiful acres with live stream, woods and fenced pasture. Asking $129k, possible owner nancing. 850-599-5121.1/18 rtn, c Advertising Sales Representative (salesman) needed. Must be a team player, able to handle multiple tasks, and be able to get along with an entire ofce staff. Must have good personality, love to talk on the telephone, and a valid drivers license. Apply in person only at Greene Publishing, Incs newspaper ofce, located at 1695 South SR 53, in Madison.3/15 rtn, n/c1/4 inch coat galvanized steel cable for sale .15 cent a foot. We have as much as you need. (850) 464-3041.4/10 rtn, n/cJob Openings Full Circle Dairy. Now hiring multiple construction positions in Lee Fl. Fax or email resumes or inquire to 904-212-0456 or kwatts@fullcircledairy.com.4/10 rtn, c LAND FOR SALE OWNER FINANCING ALL LAND IS HIGH AND DRY Madison / Lee Cayenne Rd. 3ac $12,995 high rolling hills, woods 1000 down 150/mo Hwy 90 East 3.8ac $15,995 wooded 2000 down 200/mo Hwy 90 in Lee 1/2 acre $15,995 commercial 2000 down 200/mo Hwy 90 Lee 14ac. $44,995 3000 down 400/mo Cactus Rd. 8.5ac $34,995 wooded and elds 3000 down 325/mo Beaula Church Rd. 10 ac $19,995 2000 down 200/mo Beaula Church Rd. 15ac $24,995 elds 3000 down 250/mo. Pinetta Oak Hills Road 5ac $19,995 2000 down 200/mo Persimmon Dr. 5ac $22,995 elds 2000 down 250/mo Larger Farms and Commercial CALL CHIP BEGGS 850-973-4116.chipbeggs@embarqmail.com 4/17 rtn, cFinance Ofcer/Accountant Suwannee Valley Nursing Center is seeking a full time Finance Ofcer. Qualications: Bachelor Degree in Accounting (required) 3+ years experience in Accounting Experience in Health Care setting and with Medicare/Medicaid will get preference. Competitive salary and excellent benets. For inquiries call Danny Williamson, Administrator at 386-792-7161 or Shrea McCoy, Human Resources at 386-792-7158. Billing Clerk Suwannee Valley Nursing Center is seeking a full time Billing Clerk. Qualications: 1+ years experience with accounts receivable/billing required. Procient computer skills. Experience in Health Care setting will get preference. Competitive salary and excellent benets. For inquiries call Danny Williamson, Administrator at 386-792-7161 or Shrea McCoy, Human Resources at 386-792-7158.4/24, 5/1, cStaff Assistant. See www.nfcc.edu for details.4/24, 5/1, cFull Circle Dairy is Now Hiring full time ofce assistant for small business Basic bookkeeping and accounting experience required. $12 $15 per hr. Send resumes to gwatts@fullcircledairy.com4/24 rtn, cHELP WANTED: Williams Dairy Trucking Company is accepting applications for a truck driver position. The individual must have CDL Driver Licenses, a Clean MVR, Tanker Endorsements, at least 2 years of experience. To apply please contact us at 912-367-9160.4/24 5/15, pd Auctions 47 LOTS in Rarity Bay on Tellico Lake, East Tennessee. FORECLOSURE AUCTION. May 11, 10:30 AM. Furrow Auction Co. 1-800-4FURROW. www.furrow.com TN Lic. #62 Education MEDICAL BILLING TRAINEES NEEDED! Train to become a Medical Ofce Assistant. NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED! Online training gets you Job ready ASAP. HS Diploma/GED & PC/Internet needed! (888) 374-7294. Help Wanted Driver One Cent Raise after 6 and 12 months. $0.03 Enhanced Quarterly Bonus. Daily or Weekly Pay, Hometime Options. CDL-A, 3 months OTR exp. 800-414-9569 www.driveknight.com DRIVER TRAINEES NEEDED NOW! Learn to drive for US Xpress! Earn $700 per week! No experience needed! Local CDL Traning. Job ready in 15 days! (888) 368-1964. Experienced OTR Flatbed Drivers earn 50 up to 55 cpm loaded. $1000 sign on to Qualied drivers. Home most weekends. Call: (843)266-3731 / www.bulldoghiway.com EOE Miscellaneous AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train for hands on Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualied Housing available CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 866-314-3769. MEDICAL CAREERS BEGIN HERE TRAIN ONLINE FOR ALLIED HEALTH AND MEDICAL MANAGEMENT. JOB PLACEMENT ASSISTANCE. COMPUTER AND FINANCIAL AID IF QUALIFIED. SCHEV AUTHORIZED. CALL 888-203-3179 WWW.CENTURAONLINE. COM AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train for hands on Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualied Housing available CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 866-314-3769. ATTEND COLLEGE ONLINE from Home. *Medical, *Business, *Criminal Justice, *Hospitality. Job placement assistance. Computer and Financial Aid if qualied. SCHEV authorized. Call 800-443-5186 www.CenturaOnline.com OTR Drivers Wanted IN A RUT? WANT A CAREER, NOT JUST A JOB? Train to be a professional truck driver in ONLY 16 DAYS! The avg. truck driver earns $700+/wk*! Get CDL Training @ NFCC/ Roadmaster! Approved for Veterans Training. Dont Delay, Call Today! 866-467-0060 *DOL/BLS 2012. Satellite TV DIRECTV Ofcial TV Deal Americas top satellite provider! DIRECTV Plans starting at $29.99/mo for 12 months after instant rebate. Get the best in entertainment. 800-253-0519. I can clean houses, garages, apartments, etc. Reasonable prices. Able to supply my own cleaning supplies or I can use yours. (850) 253-5065.5/1, pdMan of many trades and talents available for hire. Honest, reliable, creative, and reasonable/fair pricing. Specializes in custom deck building, sheds, fencing, special projects. Can also do pressure washing, and gardening (tree trimmings, ower beds, grooming seasonal shrubs and trees etc.) If interested, please Call John at 850-673-9192. References available.5/1 rtn, n/cHuge Yard Sale Friday, May 3 and Saturday May 4. Located at 1850 N. St. Rd. 53 in Madison. (850) 973-8200.5/1, pd15 Ash Craft Boat aluminum tilt trailer, trolling motor, 25 hp Mercury electric start, less than 50 hrs running time. All like new condition. $3,750. (904) 333-0102.5/1, c

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www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, May 1, 2013 Madison County Carrier 11A All Legals are posted on line at www.greenepublishing.com and at www.oridapublicnotices.com Deadline for Legals! Every Monday and Wednesday 3 p.m. ----Legals---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 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 and supervision including maintenance of Trafc (MOT) to: to construct drainage and roadway improve ments, including all work required by the FDOT Driveway Permit, as shown in the Construction Plans prepared for Madison County and designated as SE Dale Leslie Drive Extension Construction Plans, dated April, 2013, and known as Pro ject No. FY 2013 04. 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 Post Ofce Box 539, Madison, Florida 32341 any time prior to 5:00 PM on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 ANY BIDS RECEIVED AFTER SUCH DATE AND TIME WILL NOT BE OPENED AND/OR CONSIDERED. Bids must be clearly marked on the outside of the front of the bid envelope as follows: SE Dale Leslie Drive Extension, Pro ject Number FY 2013-04. BID MUST CONTAIN A COPY OF THE VENDORS MADISON COUNTY OCCUPATIONAL LICENSE WHERE APPLICABLE, OR CERTIFIED STATE CONTRACTOR NUMBER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR AWARD. Please be advised that a MANDATORY PRE-BID CONFERENCE will be held on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 9:00 AM in the County Commission Meeting Room located in the Madison County Courthouse Annex Building, 229 SW Pinckney Street in Madison, Florida. BIDS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FROM ANY BIDDER WHO IS NOT REPRESENTED AT THIS CONFERENCE. 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, telephone # 850-973-2156, beginning Wednes day, May 1, 2013. Each contractor interested in bidding these projects is strong ly urged to obtain copies of the bid packages immediately in order to have time to review all information and visit the project location prior to the Mandatory PreBid Conference. Bids will be opened on Thursday, May 30, 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, June 5, 2013. Madison County reserves the right to waive any informality or to reject any or all bids.5/1, 5/3 5/1, 5/3 The Suwannee River Economic Council, Inc. will hold an election for a Madison County Representative of the poor. The representative need not be poor, but must be chosen in a manner to insure that they represent the poor. To be elected, an individual must be at least 18 years of age and a resident of Madison County. Individuals interested in having their names placed on the ballot should contact Myrtle Webb at 850-973-6709 no later than May 20, 2013. The election will be held on May 27-31, 2013, in the Suwannee River Economic Council, Inc.s (SREC) ofce located at: 146 SE Bunker Street, Madison, Florida 32341. Listed below are the general duties of SREC, Inc. Board Members: 1. Sets major organizational, personnel, scal and program policies. 2. Determines overall program plans and priorities and evaluation of performance. 3. Final approval of all program proposals. 4. Enforcement of compliance with all conditions of State, Federal, and Local grants. The terms of ofce as a SREC, Inc. Board member will be ve (5) years (20132018). The SREC, Inc. Board of Directors meet quarterly in Live Oak, Florida.srec\board\election process\election news 5/1 4/24, 5/1

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www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, May 1, 2013 12A Madison County CarrierSPORTS By Kristin Finney Greene Publishing, Inc. The 2013 Madison County High School boys and girls tennis teams seasons might be over, but they are already looking towards next season. Representing the MCHS boys tennis team was Cullen Gudz (rst seed), Christian Grifn (second seed), Alex Oliver (third seed), Dylon Murray (fourth seed) and Jacob Moore (fth seed). Representing the girls were Ali Patron, (rst seed), Kim Sapp (second seed), Eryn Alderman (third seed), Kassidy Stallings (fourth seed), Ashley Killingsworth (fth seed), Victoria Todd (sixth seed), Elsie Kuhl (seventh seed), Onjolic Davis (eighth seed) and Samantha Hentges (ninth seed). Brigitte Gudz coached this years team. This years Assistant Coach was Megan Harris. The girls team improved greatly this year over their past seasons. The girls were very competitive this season, which resulted in singles and doubles wins for many of the girls. The team has a promising 2014 season to look forward to, as only two of their players are seniors. This years seniors were Ashley Killingsworth and Kassidy Stallings. This was Killingsworths rst year played and she proudly worked her way up to the fth seed. She won several of her matches. Stallings played as an underclassman, but took her junior year off. After returning this year, she was victorious in several matches and was also part of a winning doubles team with partner, Kim Sapp. Juniors who will be able to return for the 2014 season are Kim Sapp, Ali Patron, Eryn Alderman and Onjolic Davis. Sophomore Victoria Todd, and freshmen Elsie Kuhl and Samantha Hentges are also able to return next season. Alderman and Patron have joined the United States Tennis Association and plan to play in tournaments in the off-season to strengthen their games. For the boys team, seniors Cullen Gudz, Christian Grifn and Dylon Murray will be leaving the team. Gudz, who made the switch from baseball to tennis as a sophomore, had wins over Wakulla, Godby and Suwannee. He also reached the semi-nals of the district tournament each of the three years he played. Grifn has played for all four years. He had several wins on the season at the number two spot. He, paired with Gudz, had a successful run at rst doubles. The two of them had wins over Wakulla, Taylor, Suwannee and Godby. Murray, who has played all four years of high school, was also successful in several matches this season. This years newcomers were freshman, Alex Oliver, and sophomore, Jacob Moore. These players were able to play in the top ve spots right away and gained a lot of experience this season. Oliver worked his way to the number three seed halfway through the season. Jacob rounded out the team at the number ve position. Coach Gudz said of the younger boys, We are very excited to have them back next year, and are hoping they can round up a few more boys to ll the shoes of the departing seniors. Tryouts for the MCHS tennis team begin in January. Once you are on the team, challenge matches are held weekly after the season begins so that players can continue to work their way towards the number one seed. According to Gudz, When possible, players not in the top ve also get to play either singles or doubles in head to head district contests to gain as much experience as possible. Madison County plays in a seven school district, meaning they compete in home and away matches with Taylor, Suwannee, Wakulla, Florida High, Rickards and Godby. Both of the teams play ve singles and two doubles matches against their opponents. The victor is the team who wins at least four of the seven matches. Most regular season matches use the eight game pro set format whereas the district tournament uses the traditional scoring method of two out of three sets.MCHS Tennis Teams Wrap Up Season From Left to Right: Dylon Murray, Elsie Kuhl, Victoria Todd, Jacob Moore, Alex Oliver, Kim Sapp, Kassidy Stallings, Ashley Killingsworth, Christian Grifn, Eryn Alderman, Ali Patron, and Cullen Gudz.Photo Courtesy of Tudor Rose PhotographyBy Lynette Norris Greene Publishing, Inc. In Thursday nights April 25 championship game at MCHS ball eld, the Florida High Seminoles may have scored the rst run in the rst inning, but the Cowboys came back in the third to score four runs over their opponents. The Seminoles never recovered the lead, and did not score again until the sixth inning, with one run. However, the Cowboys had racked up two more runs by then, for a score of 6 to 2. In the seventh and nal inning, the Cowboys nished them off with three more runs to the Seminoles one, for a nal score of 9 to 3. The MCHS Cowboys bring home the championship, with a 16 record. Go, Cowboys.Cowboys Lasso SeminolesAt bat, D.J. McKnight prepares to swing at a pitch in Thursday nights rout of the Florida High Seminoles. Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Lynette Norris, April 25, 2013 Spectators of all ages are invited to come out and enjoy this weekends 55th Annual Pot Williams Golf Tournament at the Madison Country Club. The event, considered one of the areas two top competitions, boasts golfers from throughout the state of Florida. A full eld of 80 contenders is expected for the three day event that begins this Friday, May 3. Friday is the ofcial practice day, giving participants an opportunity to measure the great condition of the course. After practice, golfers are invited to stay for a chicken wing dinner Friday evening. Saturday morning, competition begins with the rst foursome teeing off at 8:30 a.m. A new foursome will tee off every ten minutes until just after 2 p.m. After play Saturday, golfers will enjoy a delicious prime rib dinner at the Club, featuring live entertainment. Thats when the days scores will be announced and the golfers discover if they qualied for the Championship Flight in Sundays nal round. Sundays play sequence is determined by how the golfers nish on Saturday. The rst foursomes tee off at 8:30 a.m. with the Championship Flight expected to begin teeing off around noon. TIP FOR VIEWING Because of the unique layout of Madison Country Club, spectators can observe play without ever leaving the parking area at the clubhouse. Its possible to witness six tee shots and action on six greens while enjoying the amenities at the Club. Food and beverages can be purchased at the MCC Pro Shop, which now features a full bar and lounge. The swimming pool, however, is for members only. FEW SLOTS LEFT As of press time, only about 10 positions for play remain. The entry fee is just $125 and includes three days of play and dinner on Friday and Saturday evening. To sign up, or for information, stop by the Madison Country Club Pro Shop, or call 850-973-6701.Spectators Invited to Enjoy 55th Annual Pot Williams Golf Tournament

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The Madison County Carrier May 1, 2013Section B Section B By Jacob Bembry Greene Publishing, Inc. An open microphone sing will be held Saturday, May 4, at Lee Worship Center. The potluck supper will be held beginning at 6 p.m. and the sing will immediately follow. Special guests for the sing will be Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie Suggs of Tifton, Ga. “If you can sing, or play an instrument, you are invited to come get on the program,” Brenda McCormick said. “If you enjoy listening to great live music, you will enjoy the sounds of banjos, mandolins, guitars, harmonicas, steel guitars, drums, piano, dobros and more.” For more information, call Allen McCormick at (850) 869-9977.Photo submittedLee Worship Center Pastor Richard Sauls is pictured with his wife, Sharon, and their daughter. They welcome everyone to the gospel sing and potluck supper. Potluck Supper And Open Microphone Sing Slated At Lee Worship Center

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2B € Madison County Carrier € Wednesday, May 1, 2013 Path of Faith The upcoming 62nd annual National Day of Prayer, May 2, 2013, will have profound significance for our country. We have an unprecedented opportunity to see the Lord’s healing and renewing power made manifest as we call on citizens to humbly come before His throne. To echo the words of Mary Washington, mother of our nation’s first president, we believe it is time to “Remember that God is our only sure trust.” Our theme for 2013 is Pray for America, emphasizing the need for individuals, corporately and individually, to place their faith in the unfailing character of their Creator, who is sovereign over all governments, authorities, and men. To further highlight our theme, we’ve chosen Matthew 12:21 as our Scripture for this year: “In His name the nations will put their hope.” For the May 2 observances, Pastor Greg Laurie, the 2013 Honorary Chairman, has written a special prayer to be simultaneously read throughout the nation at noon (EDT). This recitation will create a huge wave of prayer, flowing from one coast to the other, illustrating the unity of God’s people and acknowledging His dominion over the circumstances facing us. Millions of people gathered, last year, to pray at thousands of events facilitated by our volunteer coordinators and people just like you! We hope you’ll join with our staff again this year as we seek to bring more communities than ever before together in prayer. As a way of assisting you, we have assembled a variety of resources that describe how to organize and publicize citywide prayer breakfasts, worship services and rallies. These materials also present creative ideas geared toward helping individuals and families to establish meaningful devotional times. If you have any questions after reviewing these items, please don’t hesitate to contact our NDP staff at (800) 444-8828. We would count it a privilege to lend a hand in whatever manner we are able. At this crucial time for our nation, we can do nothing more important than pray. Thank you in advance for making this spiritual discipline a personal priority and for standing with us as we encourage others to incorporate prayer in their lives. The Lord has graciously anointed our efforts, empowering them to touch and change many hearts and lives. We look forward to seeing His hand move across our land in exciting ways this May in response to our petitions! In closing, we ask that you prayerfully consider becoming a volunteer in your church or community to lead a National Day of Prayer gathering. May the Lord’s peace fill your heart as you rest in Him throughout the days ahead. National Day of Prayer Set for May 2 By Greg Laurie, Honorary Chairman, National Day of Prayer Father, we come to You to pray for our nation, the United States of America. How You have blessed us through the years, Lord! We rightly sing, “America, America, God shed His grace on thee.” Yet we see trouble in our culture today. We see the breakdown of the family, crippling addictions, and random acts of horrific violence. Lord, we need Your help in America. In recent days, we have done our best to remove Your Word and Your counsel from our courtrooms, classrooms and culture. It seems, as President Lincoln once said, that we have “forgotten God.” But Lord, You have not forgotten us! You can bless and help and revive our country again. Scripture tells us that “Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people” (Proverbs 14:34). Lord, in Your mercy, we ask that You would exalt our country again. We have had a number of great awakenings in America. We have experienced times of refreshing, and revivals that changed not only the spiritual but also the moral landscape. As the psalmist said, “Will You not revive us again, so that Your people may rejoice in You?” (Psalm 85:6) That is our prayer for America today, Lord. Send a mighty spiritual awakening that will turn the hearts of men and women, boys and girls back to you. You have told us if we will humble ourselves and pray, and seek Your face and turn from our wicked ways, that You will forgive our sins and heal our land. (2 Chronicles 7:14) Forgive us today, Lord, and heal this troubled land that we love so much. We ask all of this in the name of Jesus Christ. National Prayer

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Path of FaithMadison County Carrier € Wednesday, May 1, 2013 € 3B The God of my rock; in him will I trust: [he is] my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower, and my refuge, my saviour; thou savest me from violence. 2 Samuel 22:3 Have you ever been in an earthquake? I understand that it is a terribly unsettling experience. Many of us from time to time prob ably feel as though our personal lives are an earthquake. Things are moving to and fro, our friends are forsaking us. Maybe our place of work is becoming treacherous and even our home is not a place of refuge. Where do we turn for comfort and protection? We should turn to the source of our salvation, the Lord. He alone in the entire universe is unchanging. God is the same yesterday, today and forever. From the verse we see that David describes God as his shield. The shield was a tool designed for use in battle to protect one against the arrows, sword thrust and so on. As long as one was shielded, one was protected. As long as God remains our shield, we are protected. Who better to defend you than the almighty, all-powerful God of all creation? Even in the midst of our deepest darkest moments he is there fully able to defend us from any fiery darts hurled at us by Satan and his followers. I am sure this all sounds great but how do you put this to work in your life? First, You pray! You pray without ceasing. Prayer is so important. He already knows everything about our lives but we need to pray to Him. Second, have your brothers and sisters in Christ pray for you. Third, study the Word of God. In them you will find comfort, strength and insight. Finally, you should fellowship with your brothers and sisters in Christ. They too can be a source of comfort and joy. By following these steps, you will begin to focus on God and what is really important. May God richly bless your day! The PulpitRev. Delbert Redditt, Pastor,Faith Baptist Church Earthquakes

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In Paulo Coelho’s brilliant little book, The Alchemist, the author tells of a young lad sent by his father to a wise man to discover the secret of happiness. The wise man lived in a magnificent, faraway castle complete with sweet music, beautiful artwork, delicious food, and sprawling gardens. It was a wonder of the world. After a long journey to the castle and waiting for hours to speak to the sage, the boy finally gained an audience. The wise man listened to the boy’s explanation for his visit, then answered, “I do not have time to reveal the secret of happiness to you.” Instead, he handed the boy a teaspoon with two tiny drops of oil in it, and instructed him to wander around the castle for two hours without spilling the oil. The lad did as instructed, carefully climbing the high stairwells and creeping down the long hallways of the palace, his eyes always fixed on the teaspoon. When he returned to the wise man, he was asked, “Did you see my Persian tapestries, my extravagant gardens, my parchments in the library?” Embarrassed, the boy replied that he had not. He had been focused solely on the drops of oil in the spoon. With this confession the boy was sent back to tour the castle, and this time he focused all his attention on the beauty that surrounded him. He returned to the wise man with excitement, thrilled at all he had seen. The wise man then asked, “And where are the two drops of oil I gave you?” The boy realized that he had spilt them along the way. The wise man then revealed his “secret” to happiness: “Happiness lies in looking at all the wonders of the world and never forgetting the two drops of oil in the spoon.” This parabolic story calls for a much needed balance: Joy is the product of being in tune with the world around us, while caring for the few precious things we have been given to carry on our journey. We cannot ignore the realities of our surroundings, and we cannot ignore our personal responsibilities. But the real brains of Coelho’s story is that the wise man gave the boy only two drops to carry in his spoon; not a quart of oil, not a five-gallon bucket full, and certainly not a heavy, back-breaking tank of the stuff. It was only a couple of drops, revealing that happiness is maintained by keeping our personal load as light as possible. Do you want to be happy? Lighten your load and simplify your life. The most deeply spiritual thing that some of us could do is have a garage sale. Purge our calendars. Resign from a few of our many activities. Our unhappiness isn’t related to a poor prayer life, the lack of reading the Scriptures, or going to church too little. We are carrying too much baggage. We are trying to manage too much stuff. We have too many possessions, too many obligations, and too many batons juggling in the air. This is an unqualified recipe for misery. Because all of these weights and concerns of life – most of which we have assumed (they haven’t been put upon us by anyone else) – are choking out any real chance at being happy, as we simply cannot carry our selfloaded burdens or lift our heads to see the beauty around us. None of us can live our lives, worship our God, enjoy our world, or take care of those who have been given to us to love (these are the few, priceless drops in the spoon by the way), if we are constantly looking at our own shoelaces, burdened with ourselves and our many concerns. ...Story continued on 4B... 4B € Madison County Carrier € Wednesday, May 1, 2013Path of Faith The Wisdom of Simplicity Cal U Toda! Call us today to chat with one of our Metal Roof Specialists and “nd out how a Premium Metal Roof will not only add incredible curb appeal to your project, but will also help you save BIG on your next energy bill! 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Path of FaithMadison County Carrier € Wednesday, May 1, 2013 € 5B Ronnie McBrayer is a syndicated columnist, speaker, and author of multiple books. You can read more and receive regular e-columns in your inbox at www.ronniemcbrayer.me. Thus, when we simplify, we are doing much more than getting rid of physical possessions or conserving our precious time. We are sharpening our emotional focus; we are making spiritual space. We are choosing to be happy. Happiness, after all, is an intentional choice, and it is the wisest choice of all. Keeping the Faith Story cont. from 4B

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6B € Madison County Carrier € Wednesday, May 1, 2013Path of Faith Remember those “oh-so delicious” dinners of country ham prepared by those wonderful cooks of the Hanson United Methodist Church? Well, now’s your chance, once again, to indulge in one of these scrumptious dinners. The church is baking these delicious hams once again on Friday, May 3, to be sliced into thick slices and added to plates of potato salad, green beans, pickles, rolls, tea and dessert. A donation of $7.00 per generous plate will be collected beginning at 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Carryouts will be available or you can dine with your family and friends in our fellowship dining room hall. It’s Friday night. Don’t cook when you can eat a nice dinner and relax while you eat with the nicest folks around the wonderful people of Madison County. See you all there!. Hanson United Methodist Church is located at 290 N.E. Daisy Street, seven miles north of Madison off the Colin Kelly Highway (Highway 145) They will be looking for you!Ham Eating Time In Hanson Again!

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Path of FaithMadison County Carrier € Wednesday, May 1, 2013 € 7B By Lynette NorrisGreene Publishing, Inc.Leah, the elder daughter of Laban of Padanaram in Mesopotamia, forever compared unfavorably to her more beautiful younger sister, Rachel. Leah, married off to a man who didn’t want her, as part of a “bait and switch” on his wedding night. Leah, the unwanted, the rejected, who would endure her newlywed husband’s outrage when he discovered the trickery the next morning, and who would see him up and marry her beautiful, more desirable little sister anyway as soon as the wedding celebration with Leah was over (one week); in other words, as soon as it was permissible for him to do so. A slap in the face could not have been more cruelly emphatic. We first meet Leah in Genesis 29:16-17, where, in the King James Version, she is described as having “tender eyes.” Other translations have rendered this as “dull eyes” or “weak eyes,” but Tikvah Frymer-Kensky, former Hebrew Bible and Jewish History professor at the University of Chicago, asserts on the Jewish Women’s Archives website (jwa.org) that the more appropriate translation is “soft (in the sense of lovely) eyes.” There is also the story in the Midrash, a series of interpretations of Jewish sacred texts, stating that her eyes were tender from constant weeping, because of what the she saw as her future. In the family traditions of the time, cousins often married cousins; the oldest son of one branch of a family would marry the oldest daughter of another branch; eldest to eldest, next eldest to next eldest, and so on. In the case of the two daughters of Laban, and the two sons of his sister, Rebekah, it would have been understood, either formally or informally, that Esau would marry Leah and Jacob would marry Rachel. However, when the young girl Leah makes inquiries about this future would-be husband from the Canaan branch of the family, she is horrified at what she learns: this Esau, a hunter, a savage and a brute, is one who is often given to violence, possibly even murder, and one who has been rumored to engage in idolatry and adultery, for he is already wed to a forbidden Canaanite woman, seemingly to spite his father, Isaac. This is the man whom Leah is destined to wed as well. It is possible that by the time the rumors reached her ears, they were greatly exagg erated, but to a young girl, they must have sounded monstrous. Then, once Jacob shows up at her father’s homestead, fleeing from Esau in fear of his life, it seems to Leah a confirmation of everything she has heard. According to the Midrash tradition, Leah weeps and prays fervently that God would find a way to spare her such a fate. This may explain why she was willing to go along with the deception that could hardly turn out to be anything but hurtful to her when it was discovered. It was a lifeline that would rescue her from the seemingly half-feral Esau. The irony that the cunning Jacob, who had duped Esau out of his birthright and duped his blind old father into granting him the eldest son’s blessing, should himself be duped into marrying the wrong bride, seems to be lost on Jacob himself; it doesn’t prevent him from angrily confronting his uncle/father-in-law over the deception. Oblivious to Leah’s feelings, he marries Rachel a week later and agrees to work for Laban another seven years. In Genesis 29:31, God sees that Leah is the one who is unloved, and blesses her with four sons. In Women of the Bible: Leah ...Story continued on 8B...

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8B € Madison County Carrier € Wednesday, May 1, 2013 Path of Faith the next four verses, the birth of her sons give clues to how her relationship with Jacob evolves; the first son she calls Reuben, for God had looked upon her affliction, “and now my husband will love me;” the second is Simeon, for God has heard that she was hated; the third, she calls Levi, for “now my husband will be joined unto me;” and the fourth, she calls Judah, “for now will I praise the Lord.” During this time, Rachel, the favored one, the beautiful one, the adored one, remains barren. Distressed, she cries out to Jacob, and ultimately gives him her handmaid Bilhah to wife; not to be outdone, Leah gives Jacob her own handmaid, Zilpah. Lies, deceptions, jealousies; an older brother who has sworn to kill the younger for swindling him out of his inheritance, an uncle and a nephew constantly trying to get the better of each other, and two sisters, locked in bitter competition for one man’s affections because of their father’s conniving actions. This hardly seems the source material for a great nation, but this is the family that God chooses; not a picture-perfect family, if such even exists, but a family of flawed and imperfect individuals. Leah is loyal to her husband and family until her death; Rachel, once favored as the beautiful sister, is now the secondary wife, a lesser position. Eventually, in spite of continuing emotional battles, the sisters do reach an accord of sorts and find a way to coexist, becoming two of the great matriarchs of the nation of Israel. Leah, the less beautiful, the overlooked, the scorned, bears six sons who father six of the Twelve Tribes of Israel. The two handmaids bear two sons each, who will found four more tribes, and Rachel bears Joseph and Benjamin. When Jacob calls them together to tell them the Lord has commanded him to return to Canaan, they willingly depart their father’s house with him. Jacob will eventually even make peace with his embittered brother Esau. At Leah’s death (Gen. 49:31), Jacob buries her in the cave of Machpelah, the Tomb of the Patriarchs, alongside Abraham, Sarah, Isaac and Rebekah. Leah’s story is one of bitterness and pain, of outward appearance versus inward grace. It is a story of forgiveness versus harboring continued ill will, whether between sisters, brothers or other family. It is the story of a family that is far from perfect, but one that God was able to use to fulfill his promise to Abraham. While the handmaids are largely forgotten, Leah and Rachel are remembered as the mothers of the Twelve Tribes. They are remembered in succeeding generations in Ruth 4:11 as “two which did build the house of Israel.” None of their sons were culled out to form other nations, and it was the Tribe of Judah, one of Leah’s sons, that produced the house and lineage of David, the line from which Christ was born. Women of the Bible: Leah Story cont. from 7B

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Path of FaithMadison County Carrier € Wednesday, May 1, 2013 € 9B LifeSong will be in concert on Saturday, May 4, at Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park in Madison. The event will start at 7 p.m. Admission is free. A love offering will be received during the concert. They say that big talent comes out of small towns, and LifeSong is no exception to the rule. While they are all young, their roots run deep in southern gospel music. From the simple lyrics of the gospel, to a genuine love for the people and music, LifeSong continues to reach audiences of all ages and sizes. LifeSong began in 2008 when three friends decided to join together and perform a concert with the Dixie Echoes. From that evening, it wasn’t long before LifeSong was on the road touring the southeast. During their first year of ministry, the group enjoyed much success signing with national label, Lamp Music Group. The group was featured on SingingNews.com and SouthernGospelNews.com during the signing and release of their project, Brand New Start. Their first release to radio, “Sounds Like Heaven,” featured the distinguished voice of living legend, Naomi Sego Reader. The group performs a variety of styles from classic southern gospel to praise and worship songs. Their soon-to-be released project, “Everyday Faith,” features songs written by each of the group members, hymnals, classic southern gospel songs as well as praise and worship tunes. “Whether you’re five years old attending your first gospel concert, or you’re a granny or papa in love with gospel music, we hope to have something that reaches every person attending our concerts,” group manager Bryant Thigpen stated. Bryant Thigpen comes from Madison and serves as manager and lead vocalist for the group. Bryant began singing gospel music at age 11, when he began playing piano for the McCormick Family. After nearly three years with the McCormicks, he joined his dad and brother as bass guitarist with the Reflectsons. Having spent seven years with the Reflectsons, Bryant left the road for a short period of time unaware of the plans God would have for him to form LifeSong. While the group took time off of the road in 2010, Bryant joined the legendary Naomi and the Segos as pianist. LifeSong returned to the road in the fall of 2010. Ethan Brooks joined LifeSong in February of 2009 as the baritone vocalist. “It was one of those things that was supposed to happen,” laughs Bryant. Ethan and his family were scheduled to perfor at the same church later in the year, but instead was moved to share the program with LifeSong. The group at the time was looking for a baritone and the pieces fit perfectly together, and within a month Ethan was a member of LifeSong. Prior to LifeSong, Ethan performed with his family, the Brooks Family. While LifeSong took a break from the road in 2010, Ethan joined the legendary Naomi and the Segos singing baritone. When not on the road, Ethan attends First Newark Baptist Church in Thomasville, Ga., where his dad serves as pastor. Jessica Ratliff is the newest member of LifeSong, joining the group singing the alto part. While this is her first time joining a group, Jessica has been singing her whole life. “She is a very talented vocalist,” added Ethan Brooks. “We’re very excited to have her a part of LifeSong.” While Jessica has a powerful voice that will grip your attention, she has a passion for ministry that will grip your heart. Jessica is married to Jimbo Ratliff of Madison and she has two children, Emery and Wyatt. For more information, please call (850) 4640114. LifeSong to Perform at Yogi Bear Park May 4

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10B € Madison County Carrier € Wednesday, May 1, 2013Path of Faith 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 began this year on Monday evening, April 28, at 6 p.m. and will 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.Madison County To Celebrate Prayer Week By Reading The Bible Through

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