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Wed. May 15, 2013VOL. 49 NO. 41 www.greenepublishing.com 50 cents Index3 Sections, 42 Pages Local Weather Veiwpoints 2A From Page One3A Obituaries 4A Around 5-6A School 7A Sports 8A Outdoors 9A Classieds/Legals10-11A Path of Faith Section B Tax Roll Section CUSE YOUR SMART PHONE! SCAN ME! Madison County Delinquent Property Tax List See Section C The Madison County High School Cowgirls are seen following the State Championship game against Gulliver Prep on May 11. Though they were defeated, the Cowgirls proudly represented Madison County and the community is extremely proud of their accomplishments. Representing the Cowgirls in the front row from left to right are Kailee Morris, Brooke Kinsey, Tamela Brinson, Logan Groover and Rachael Webb. In the back row from left to right are Assistant Coach Tommy Garner, Chaplain Sabrina Durst, Courtney Richardson, Hope Smith, Emily Cauldwell, Alexis Livingston, Nicole Davis, Kelli Garner, Megan Washington, Kay Henderson, Carlie Ginn, Jenna Stewart and Head Coach Edwin Kinsey. For the full game story including team stats and more pictures, please see page 8. MCHS Cowgirls 2013 State Runner-UpPhoto courtesy of Lisa Smith By Kristin Finney Greene Publishing, Inc. Its that time of year again; time for the community to show their support to the talented students of Beckys Dance Step Studios during their annual recital. This years recital will be held this Saturday, May 18. The rst show will begin at 1 p.m. and the evening performance will begin at 7 p.m. The recital will be held at North Florida Community Colleges Van H. Priest Auditorium. This years theme is Coast to Coast with the dancers performing their way across the United States. Price of admission is $12 for adults and $4 for children under the age of 12. There will be no reserved seating, however, tickets will be available at the dance studio as well as at the auditorium one hour prior to the show. During the show there will be no ash photography or video taping of any kind. If you are interested in taking pictures of the performances, please feel free to stop by the dress rehearsal performances, which will be held on Thursday and Friday at 4 p.m.Beckys Dance Step Studios To Hold Annual Recital This WeekendBy Lazaro Aleman Special to Greene Publishing, Inc. City and county ofcials can take hope from a recent nationwide poll that found voters nd local governments the most responsive to their needs. The Mason-Dixon poll which was conducted on behalf of the National League of Cities (NLC) and canvassed 1,0000 registered voters across the country reportedly found that voters trust local government to address the issues that most matter to them more than any other level of government. This poll conrms the strength of our nations cities and towns and their efciency in managing the various needs of our diverse communities, NLC Executive Director Clarence Anthony was quoted saying. Local governments are trusted to address the issues that are critical to the everyday lives of Americans. The poll results indicated that when it came to trust, 37 percent of voters trusted local government the most, versus 22 percent for state government and 12 percent for the federal government. It found that women put more faith in local government than men; and that those with the most trust in local government and the least in the federal government were men and women between the ages of 35 and 49. In contrast to the results for the federal government, the poll found that trust in local governmentNational Poll Finds Local Ofcials Most Responsive By Lynette Norris Greene Publishing, Inc. In a few days, Carolyn Spears will become the town of Greenvilles newest fulltime employee, as the new permanent Deputy Clerk. Spears had held that position on a part-time, temporary basis for several months, and according to Town Clerk Kimberly Reams, had done an outstanding job. At the April Town Council meeting, the deputy clerk position had been discussed, but no decision was made, except to task Town Clerk Reams with interviewing the top three candidates for the job and making a recommendation to the Council at the next meeting. At the May 13 Town Council meeting, Ream reported that all three candidates had done well in the interview, and all other things being equal, what stood out was the matter of experience Spears already had the knowledge and experience to jump right into the position and the Town of Greenville had already invested time and money in her. After council members discussed the matter for several more minutes, and it seemed as if the vote might be delayed yet again, Reams urged them to go ahead and vote on the matter now, saying that at present, with no permanent, full-time deputy clerk, she felt as if she were only half-staffed and stretched really thin. The council voted unanimously to hire Spears, with her full-time status to begin procedures and paperwork were done, a matter of a few days.Greenville Town Council Approves Sidewalk Repairs, New Deputy ClerkBy Jacob Bembry Greene Publishing, Inc. The Madison Police Department is advising people not to leave their cars unlocked. A recent rash of burglaries, believed to be kids committing the crimes, has been mostly the burglars checking the cars to see if they are locked. If they are unlocked, the perpetrators will go inside and steal items, such as purses, car stereos, etc. The MPD said that several cars have been burglarized more than once and none of the times were the doors locked. Lock Your Cars Doors Photo and text submitted by Pat Lightcap On Monday, May 13, at 10:18 a.m., Madison 911 Center received a report of a structure re at 1686 SW Mosely Hall Road in southern Madison County. New Home Fire Rescue and Madison Fire Rescue were dispatched to the scene. Arriving units found an abandoned home that was in the process of being torn down had caught re. Firemen quickly contained the ames to the structure and avoided the re spreading to nearby trees and other buildings. The cause of the re is not known at the time of this report at 12:35 p.m.. No injuries have been reported. Madison County Emergency Medical Services and a Madison County Deputy Sheriff were also on scene.Monday Mor ning Structure Fire In Madison CountyPhoto Submitted by Pat Lightcap Please See Poll Finds on Page 3A Please See Greenville on Page 3AGreene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Lynette Norris, May 13, 2013 Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Lynette Norris, May 13, 2013One of the items under discussion was the damaged sidewalk in Haffey Hayes Park. The Council agreed to allow the Public Works Department to effect repairs with possible assistance from MCI labor. Greenville Town Council members discuss several issues facing Greenville at the May meeting. Left to right: Calvin Malone, Barbara Dansey, Margaret Poppell, Robin Housh and Mayor Kovacherick Arnold.

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There is a growing body of evidence of harm from long-term use of cell phones, and although the jury is still out, it may be wise to heed the early warning signs. Although I have heard the warnings and the reassurances with respect to cell phone safety, it has taken me a while to broach this topic because I feel a bit like I am walking on foreign territory something I dont understand too fully, and am trying to wrap my head around. So I will present what I have found. I use my cell phone daily, but am now trying to get into the habit of using the speaker phone option, rather than holding the phone to my head. Once again, I figure better safe than sorry. The radiation the cell phones emit is between 1 and 3 Watts, in the microwave range, and that radiation DOES get absorbed by the head, or whatever body part is nearest the phone. Initially the concern was that this radiation heated the cells causing damage, but from the resources Ive looked at, it looks like the body is able to dispel the heat quite easily. Based on that knowledge, claims to cell-phone safety have been made. However, the radiation emitted from the phone is pulsed, and apparently very similar to the electrical oscillations sent within the brain (alpha and delta brain waves). Our body is a very sensitive electrochemical system, so it seems reasonable that radio waves from external sources at similar frequencies to our internal frequencies may interfere with our bioelectrical systems, in much the same way that cell phones interfere with airplane controls and hospital equipment. One can induce a seizure in photo-sensivitive epileptics by flashing a light at 15hz. The seizure is not caused by a reaction to the heat of the light, but rather by how the brain interprets or recognizes the frequency of the impulses. So it is the similarity to the frequencies commonly used within the body, confusing the body which may be problematic. One of the frequencies used by cell phones seems to be similar to one that induces cell division in the body, perhaps explaining the links between cell phone use and brain cancer. Other EMF studies have shown links to Alzheimers, leukemia, ALS, breast cancer, blood pressure, heart disease, fertility, miscarriage, joint pain, migraines, fatigue, concentration difficulties, increased reaction time and sleep disorders. Children under the age of 16 are particularly vulnerable because their skulls are thinner and much smaller, increasing the radiation absorption. And if they are using cell phones at such a young age, they will have many more years of exposure than if they were starting later, potentially exacerbating the damage, as studies seem to indicate that the longer the exposure, the heavier the use, the more likely a problem. Some people may be far more sensitive to this electromagnetic pollution than others, and Bluetooth handsets actually increase rather than reduce exposure. Since radio frequencies are known to disrupt melatonin production, if you have difficulty sleeping, it may be worth getting a land line, rather than having a cordless or a cell phone, to reduce exposure. If you have a cell phone, carry it in your briefcase, knapsack or purse rather than in a pocket. Uh feller by the name uh Bodenstine, from New York City, come by ta see me. Said he was uh college fessor. He was on uh long vacation he called uh sabbatical. He taught science, calculaten math, ancient history, you name it. I never met nobody that knew so much. We said howdy n he told what he stopped by fer. He said he was researchn different cultures. Said he noticed some uh my cracker stories n thought hed see how us rednecks think. He admitted he was kinda upity about it. After he read uh few, he found he learned somem. He said we have uh way uh putn value on family, friends n neighbors, that s uncommon. Said it made eem stop n think about eemself. He had spent his whole life educaten n getn educated, which ,in its self, is uh good thing. Said, but, eed missed out on uh lotta relationships not leaven time fer such. He said he was gunna make as many friends as he can on the rest of his sabbatical,n when e gets back home, es gunna look up his relitives n tell um he preciates um. He said, Cracker, theres them thats intelligent, n them thats wise. Some folks have one er the other, but its rare ta nd somebody with both. He said he considered eemself already intelligent n with the values he was pickn up here, by the time he leaves town, he gures he might become wise. He said when yer intelligent and wise youve got smarts. He said, I want the smarts. I asked Fessor Bodenstine what he gured I had. He said, Cracker, Yer jug aint quite full when it comes ta intelligence. I aint sure if that was uh compliment er not. Sincerely Yourn Cracola OLustee ( Cracker fer short )www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, May 15, 2013 2A Madison County CarrierVIEWPOINTS& OPINIONS Benghazi National SecurityJoe Boyles Guest ColumnistOn the 11th anniversary of 9/11, America was attacked again. The results of the attack on the American Consulate in Benghazi, Libya were not nearly as devastating as the original 9/11 attack in 2001, but make no mistake, the assault on the Consulate which is American soil by international law was an attack on the United States. The anniversary date selected for the attack was no accident. This time, only four Americans died. Only? One of the dead was Ambassador Chris Stevens. That is a really big deal. The ambassador is the face of America on foreign soil, literally the representative of our government. Before Stevens died violently in Benghazi on September 11, 2012, we had not lost an ambassador at his post in more than three decades. Every life is important, but the position of ambassador makes Stevens death particularly important. Now, this event took place eight months ago. Finally, the issue is getting some attention from the main stream media. Up to now, except for the immediate aftermath, the press has ignored Benghazi moved on some would say. Now the media is paying attention and asking hard and harder questions, which they should have been doing all along. Last week, three whistleblowers testified before Congress on mistakes and omissions which contributed to the deaths in Benghazi. They also testified on the cover up by both the State Department and the White House of the true nature of the attack. While it was common knowledge within hours that the attack was carried out by Islamic extremists, the Administration put out the narrative for two weeks that the attack was caused by a spontaneous demonstration by a street mob incensed by a cheap, poorly acted 14 minute anti-Mohammed video. The mistakes which led to Benghazi can best be characterized in this way: before; during; and after. For months prior to last September, the security situation had deteriorated so badly in Benghazi that diplomatic missions such as the British were shut down and withdrawn. Our consulate had been attacked and penetrated on two occasions. Ambassador Stevens requested additional security. Not only were his requests denied, security details were actually withdrawn, putting our diplomats in even greater danger. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had sent Ambassador Stevens to Benghazi with the mission of increasing our diplomatic presence in this important Libyan city. When the evening of last September 11th rolled around, al-Qaeda terrorists launched a coordinated, heavy weapons attack on the American Consulate. Shortly afterward, Stevens and his information officer, Sean Smith were killed, although Stevens went missing and his status was unknown for the next four hours. Seven hours later, two security specialists were killed protecting a second location in Benghazi. Ambassador Stevens and his people requested assistance when they came under attack and their requests were denied. Were not sure who made the decision not to render aid, but it had fatal consequences. It probably w ould not have changed the results of the first attack, but it may very well have changed the outcome of the second attack. Whether or not it would have changed the outcome is immaterial; someone made the decision not to even try to render assistance. Who did this and why? After the event came the cover up. The cover story was that this event was a spontaneous demonstration gone awry. In fact, it was a preplanned attack by an al-Qaeda subgroup Ansar al-Sharia timed to the anniversary of the 9/11 attack. Why did the Administration and or State Department claim that the attack was something it was not for as long as two weeks afterward? Possibly because the election was only two months away and the true nature of the attack and unpreparedness could prove embarrassing. Possibly because the State Department did not want to admit its mistakes to protect the reputation of high officials. Who knows for sure? Regardless, the lie proved very embarrassing for the Libyan prime minister and many others. This much is clear our diplomats and contractors were hung out to dry by our government, before the event; during the attack; and in the aftermath. Republicans in Congress are desperately trying to get to the bottom of this. Democrats are claiming this is a partisan witchhunt. The four dead Americans and the others who were injured deserve better. They deserved better support, before, during and after. Months later, Mrs. Clinton asked an investigating committee, What difference, at this point, does it make? The answer to her question is the truth always matters. Jim Dietrich Guest ColumnistCRACKER SEZ Health & Wellness Tipsfrom Frank Nathan, Executive Director Lake Park of MadisonDID YOU KNOW...?SMARTS CallForAFREEConsultation.NoFeesorCostsUntilRecovery TollFree877-997-8181 www.CaminezLaw.com MonticelloOffice1307S.JeffersonSt.850-997-8181 TallahasseeOffice1882CapitalCircleNE,Suite103 JonD.Caminez,BoardCertifiedCivilTrialAttorney ShannonBrown,ParalegalScottL.Wolf,AttorneyBarneyStallworth,Investigator WWW.CAMINEZLAW.COM Thehiringofalawyerisanimportantdecisionthatshouldnotbebasedsolelyuponadvertisements. Beforeyoudecide,askustosendyouwritteninformationaboutourqualificationsandexperiences.AutoAccidents Truck&Tractor TrailerAccidents MotorcycleAccidents WrongfulDeath DefectiveProducts MedicalNegligence/ Malpractice Slip&Fall PremisesLiability NursingHome Negligence Accidents-Injury-DeathCases PracticingPersonalInjuryLawSince1972

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www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, May 15, 2013 Madison County Carrier 3AFROMPAGEONE Established 1964 A weekly newspaper [USPS 324 800] designed for the express reading pleasure of the people of its circulation area, be they past, present or future residents. Published weekly by Greene Publishing Inc., 1695 South SR 53, Madison, FL 32340. Periodicals postage PAID at the Post Ofce in Madison, FL 32340. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to MADISON COUNTY CARRIER, P.O. Drawer 772, Madison, FL 32341-0772. This newspaper reserves the right to reject any advertisement, news matter, or subscriptions that, in the opinion of the management, will not be for the best interest of the county and/or the owners of this newspaper, and to investigate any advertisement submitted.All photos given to Greene Publishing Inc. for publication in this newspaper must be picked up no later than 6 months from the date they are dropped off. Greene Publishing, Inc. will not be responsible for photos beyond said deadline. P.O. Drawer 772 Madison, FL 32341 (850) 973-4141 Fax: (850) 973-4121Web Site: www.greenepublishing.comE-mail Information:News news@greenepublishing.comSports jacob@greenepublishing.comAdvertisement ads@greenepublishing.comClassifieds / Legals classifieds@greenepublishing.com Founders: Tommy & Mary Ellen Greene 2013 Poll Finds Cont. From Page 1Awas solid across political party lines, with 32 percent of Democrats, 39 percent of Independents and 40 percent of Republicans saying they trusted local government most. State government, in turn, was most trusted by 26 percent of Republicans, 21 percent of Independents and 19 percent of Democrats. While trust in the federal government appears to be fractured and tragically low, this survey shows that when it comes to getting the job done on critical issues in peoples lives, voters rmly entrust their local leaders to represent them best, a spokesman for the NLC was quoted saying. Voters would rather have the issues they care about addressed by their local leaders who are neighbors whom they know and trust. The results, according to the NLC, underscored that local governments are considered the closest to the people in terms of proximity and accessibility, providing a more uncomplicated path to inuence legislation while addressing specic issues that affect their constituents daily lives. Greenville Cont. From Page 1ADuring the discussion, the question of a town manager came up; the town of Greenville had managed without a town manager for so long (12 years), that some council members wondered if the position had been closed. Council member Margaret Poppell added that the position was still oating around out there but there was simply no money for it in the towns budget, and had not been for many years. Attorney Christine Thurman answered that it could not be closed without a change in the towns charter. According to further discussion, there wasnt going to be any way to fund that position at least for the foreseeable future. For now, the town would have to continue functioning without a town manager. J.C.Fead of the Public Works Department told the council that he had gotten some bids for the repair of the broken up sidewalk in Haffey Hayes Park, but he felt that his crew in Public Works could easily do the job themselves and save the town a signicant amount of money, especially if he could call up MCI and beg a little bit for some additional hands to help out. All that was really necessary was digging up and removing the broken cement, putting the forms in place and pouring new cement. The sidewalk was damaged when the re truck had driven over it. The weight of the vehicle had broken large chunks off the edge, leaving wide cracks and pieces that jutted up unevenly. Some council members said that they had gotten three or four calls about the sidewalk and had been worried about it becoming a liability, even with barricades in place to direct foot trafc around the damaged area. After Fead passed around a written estimate for the bid, council members commented that letting Fead and his crew repair the damage would save the town about $19,000, and voted to allow him to go ahead with the work. Fead also told them that at some time in the future they would also have to budget for repairs to the footbridges in the park. Some of the wooden planks have become so warped and uneven they posed a tripping threat; Public Works had placed two sheets of plywood end-toend over one of the bridges to provide an even surface for pedestrians. A representative of Simmons Hardware addressed the council about some unpaid invoices from 2011 for items (oil, fasteners, various tools, etc.) by the Street Department, water Department and the Public Works Department amounting to several hundred dollars. After a council member noted that there were no authorized signatures, Fead told the council that this was a system that had just evolved over time with Simmons Hardware, and it had been set up like that for 30 years. The Council agreed to look into the unpaid invoices, but stated that in the future it would handle invoices with a consistent purchase-order policy for any purchases over $100, and would alert all its vendors to that policy. In other items, The Council agreed to allow the Reams to consolidate some of Greenvilles 17 bank accounts, reducing the number accounts to 13; allow Ream to travel to Orlando for a conference of the Florida Association of City Clerks that would offer her some intense training that would greatly benet Greenville; draft a response letter to the Joint Legislative Auditing letter about some nancial details that ream said she believed the town had taken care of by hiring an outside bookkeeping service; discussed changing the locks and adding security cameras at City Hall and the Fire Department, especially in the wake of a break-in in the re chiefs ofce, where a chain saw had gone missing, and a huge box of copies of the Greenvilles ordinance that had mysteriously materialized in City Hall and no one seemed to know where it had come from. The Council also scheduled a workshop for Tuesday, May 21, at 5 p.m., to discuss how to handle city employees ex time, among several related issues. 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

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www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, May 15 2013 4A Madison County CarrierAROUNDMADISONCOUNTY ObituariesCommunity Calendar BAILEY MONUMENT CO 740252 Mr. Curtis L. Horne, Sr. age 72 of Madison passed away May 6, 2013 at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. Born on October 12, 1940, in Hazlehurst, Ga., to the late Alvin Horne and Lucille Gilbreath Horne ONeal. He married Lindy Dunn on November 30, 1963. He lived in Tampa, working as a printer for the Tampa Tribune. He moved to Orlando where he and his brother, Wallace, opened Overland Fence Company. In 1984, he opened Hornes Used Cars, on Old Winter Garden Road, in Orlando. He loved cars and was very successful in the business. He loved helping people and would always say that is why he got into the car business. He loved to listen to Jimmy Swaggart preach and sing and loved country music. He had open heart surgery in 1994, and once recovered, he rode an exercise bike daily. He was a family man and would do anything for them. He was preceded in death by his sister, Helen Henry, and his brother, Wallace J. Horne. He is survived by his wife, Lindy Horne, of Madison; a son, Curtis L. Horne Jr. (Kathy Horne) of Winter Garden; two daughters, Michelle Bentley (Martin Sapp) of Madison and Carol Waples (Johnny Waples), of Oakland; 11 grandchildren: Rebecca Gomez (Frankie Gomez), Matthew Blount (Monica Blount), Bryan Blount, Michael Horne, Danielle Bentley, Amber Bentley, James Waples (Joanna Macphelemy), Evelyn Waples, Johnny Waples IV JJ Ryan Sapp and Tyler Sapp; ve great grandchildren: Cameron Blount, Marley Blount, Frankie Gomez, James Waples Jr., Michael Fochler; and numerous nieces and nephews. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. Visitation will be Saturday, May 18, 2013 at noon, with services following at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Collison Carey Hand Funeral Home, Winter Garden. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park, Gotha. Arrangements entrusted to Collison Carey Hand Funeral Home, Winter Garden. www.collisoncareyhand.comCurtis L. Horne 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.May 26Ochlawilla Baptist Church will be having their annual homecoming on May 26. Services will begin at 10:30am with song service and special guest speaker Brother Mike Alvarez. A covered dish lunch will follow morning worship. We will have The Evergreen Pickers as our special music. Everyone is invited to attend.June 1An open microphone gospel sing and potluck supper, honoring Sharon Sauls, wife of Pastor Richard Sauls, will be held at Lee Worship Center. There will be a challenge between Seminole fans and Gator fans to see who can get the most people in attendance for the sing. Lee Worship Center is located at 471 SE Magnolia Avenue in Lee. There is no charge for the sing or the supper. A love offering will be accepted. Marjorie Webb Woodard was called home to be with God after a long illness on Thursday, May 9th, 2013 in Jacksonville. Funeral services will be held on Monday, May 13th, 2013. The family will receive friends at 10 a.m. in Beggs Chapel followed by the service at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery. Ofciating will be the Rev. Eugene Stokes and Rev. Gabe Krell of rst Baptist Church in Madison where Marjorie was a long standing member. She was born on September 6th, 1921 in Madison County to Mr. Thomas and Trudie Welch Webb of Lee. She lived in Madison most of her life except the last 7 years in Jacksonville. Her husband, William Hazel Woodard preceded her in death in 2008. She is survived by two daughters, Sheryle Annette Stout and husband Steve Stout as well as Brenda Woodard Jones and husband Steve Jones; four grandsons: Kevin Stout (Michele), Jason Stout (Raquel), Stephen Jones (Caren) and Matthew Jones (Brittany). She is also survived by six grandchildren: Skylar Mathis, Hayden Stout, Trenton Stout, Zoey Stout, Ethan Jones and Rian Madison Jones as well as many loving nieces, nephews and cousins. She was an active and faithful member of First Baptist Church in Madison having served as church secretary and association secretary for over 30 years. She was a member of the choir, the Senior Adult Ministry, WMU, Nita McCullough Circle and the Friendship Sunday School class. She was also a member of the Madison Womans Club and Madison County Genealogical Society. She spent many hours tracking the ancestry of her family and found great joy in sharing the family history with the grandchildren. Marjorie always enjoyed preparing meals for her family and spending time with her close circle of friends. Memorial contributions may be made to the Madison First Baptist Church Building Fund (P.O. Box 307 Madison, FL 32340). The family of Eunice Blanton would like to thank everyone for the love, support and prayers shown to us during the illness and loss of our mother. It means so much to us to have such wonderful, loving people that care. Words could never express the way we feel about each of you. Continue to keep us in your prayers. May God bless you, The Blanton FamilyThank YouMarjorie Webb Woodard Lonis Bags & More Raffle WinnersSharon Kesler and Teddy Hawkinswon the end of the month raffle from Lonis Bags & More.

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www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, May 15, 2013 Madison County Carrier 5AAROUNDMADISONCOUNTY 343 West Base St. | 973.4161 www.ccbg.com 4.25%* APR/CURRENT VARIABLE RATE2.99%* APR/6 MONTH INTRODUCTORY RATE Green Publishing, Inc. Photo By Lynette Norris, May 2, 2013Outgoing president Martha Beggs (center) holds a framed certicate of appreciation presented to her by the club. Standing with her are husband Ashley Beggs (left) and son Eddie Barientos (right), also members of the Garden Club.Greene Publishing, Inc Photo by Lynette Norris, May 2, 2013Outgoing President Martha Beggs (far right) introduces the new ofcers who will begin serving when the Garden Club reconvenes in September. Left to right: Mina Bloodworth (chaplain), Janet Maier (treasurer), Wanda Glasser (secretary) and Laura Coleman (president). Not pictured, Catherine Cassidy, new vice president. By Lynette Norris Greene Publishing, Inc. At the final May meeting, before taking a break over the summer, the Madison Garden Club recognized the outgoing officers who had served the previous months and introduced the new officers who will step up to the plate when the Club reconvenes in September. Officers completing their terms were Martha Beggs (president), Laura Coleman (vice president), Ann Paquett (secretary), Kay Harris (chaplain; Vicki Howerton and Mina Bloodworth often assisted) and Melissa Alford (treasurer). New officers taking up the reins in September include Laura Coleman (president), Catherine Cassidy (vice president), Wanda Glasser (secretary) and Mina Bloodworth (chaplain).Madison Garden Club Recognizes New Officers Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Lynette Norris, May 2, 2013The Madison Garden Club recognizes outgoing ofcers. Left to right: Laura Coleman (vice president), Ann Paquett (secretary), Kay Harris (chaplain) and Melissa Alford (treasurer).

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www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, May 15,2013 6A Madison County CarrierAROUNDMADISONCOUNTY The American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) honored JoAnn Gnewuch, Administrator of Madison Health and Rehabilitation Center in Madison, FL with the 2013 ACHCA Facility Leadership Award. ACHCA firmly believes that facility excellence is a reflection of leadership excellence. The leadership award was celebrated during the awards luncheon at ACHCAs 47th Annual Convocation and Exposition in Orlando on Saturday, April 13. Two hundred five were awarded leadership awards nationally, 25 of which were at the awards banquet. Ms. Gnewuch was one of 205 recipients who received the Facility Leadership Award with virtual recognition. The prestigious Facility Leadership Award is made possible with the support of eHealth Data Solutions. The areas of excellence the facility exhibits includes three years of performance on the Health Survey, Fire (Life Safety) Survey, Complaint Surveys and improvement in the last two quarters of the reported Quality Measures.The same administrator must have filled the role the entire award year. Founded in 1962, the American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) is the only professional association devoted solely to meeting the professional needs of todays long term care administrators and executives. Focusing on advancing leadership excellence, ACHCA provides professional education and certification to administrators from across the spectrum of long term care. For more information about ACHCA contact the national office at (202) 536-5120 or visit www.achca.org. JoAnn GnewuchJoAnn GnewuchReceives ACHCA Facility Leadership Award By Lynette Norris Greene Publishing, Inc. Bill Brown gave up cooking chicken at Kens Barbecue to grow camellias full time. He became enthralled with camellias because of his father; he has fond memories from when he was 10 years old, of going out with his dad to collect camellias. Brown describes himself as a gardener, not a perfectionist. I just plant em in the ground and then leave em alone. he says. That seems to work the best. He grows camellias for customers who want bigger plants. His are ready for sale in about ve to six years. Theyre the most versatile plants on Gods green earth, he told the Madison Garden Club. While many people appreciate them for their hardiness and beauty theres hardly a yard anywhere in this region without a camellia tree or two, if not more the plants are also sources of cooking oil, pharmaceutical ingredients and cosmetic products. But perhaps their most widely used product is tea as in, the iconic Southern refreshment, iced tea, that many people drink. Camellia sinensis (camellia tea ower or tea plant and sinensis from China) is the species of camellias from which white tea, green tea, black tea and oolong tea are all produced, but the leaves are processed differently for each kind of tea, resulting in different levels of oxidation and avoring. By now, each type of tea also undoubtedly has its own specially cultivated variation of camellia sinensis. The rst recorded mention of the c. sinensis plant is in China, in 2732 B.C. From there, it spread into other parts of Asia and Europe around 1200 -1000 B.C. From approximately 600-900 A.D., there are records of the plants being studied in Buddhist monasteries in Asia and China. It was brought across the pond, as it were, to America, by trading ships in the 1800s. Today, there are four main species of camellias in the U.S: sinensis, japonicas, reticulatas and sasanquas. Reticulatas reached west Florida from the Yunnan Province of Southwest China in the pre-WWII years and became popular for their ornamental beauty; although theyre not as cold-tolerant as their cousins, reticulatas have been known to produce blooms the size of dinner plates. Japonicas, introduced into the South in the early 1800s, also became immensely popular. The Civil War caused interest to wane for several decades, but it the species regained popularity afterward. These plants have been around forever, in every state and every country, because of enthusiastic gardeners who wanted to share them, said Brown. Monks and priests carried seeds and plants everywhere they went. They had something of beauty they wanted to share. The owers provided medicine and ointments and came in all sizes and shapes: Shrubs, bushes, small trees and even bonsai. Oil from camellias is mass-produced in Japan, where it is used as cooking oil and is also being studied for its effect on cancer cells. Cosmetic industries use camellia oil to replace the emulsifying ingredients in many products, because it is pure, natural, and cost-effective. In the 1970s there was a quest for a yellow camellia, and such was discovered blooming in Vietnam. This variety is now widely available. Today, there are 200 different species of camellias and 20,000 varieties. Each plant is unique in it own way, and there are even some half a dozen varieties named after people who lived in Madison. One of the things Brown is looking forward to is the next annual National Camellia Society meeting this time, in nearby Tallahassee. Thinking back to how his love of camellias and gardening came from his father, he told the Garden Club members, I would like to see you do what generations of gardeners have done before you; that you share that love and share that knowledge with others. As for camellias, Theres a reason why they bloom in the winter, he said. It is, perhaps, the reason they hold a special place in the hearts of Bill Brown and so many fellow gardeners.Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Lynette Norris May 2, 2013Bill Brown shares his love of camellias with the Madison Garden Club, a love he learned from his father, who was also an avid gardener and camellia grower.Bill Browns Camellia Gardens

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www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, May 15, 2013 Madison County Carrier 7ASCHOOL By Lynette Norris Greene Publishing, Inc. You know its going to be a good day, when you see a big, awesome-looking re truck pull up in front of your school. Thursday morning, May 9, thats exactly what happened at New Testament Christian School. No, the school wasnt on re; the City of Madison Fireghters Brandon Fleming and Earnie Johnson had brought Engine No. 3 out to New Testament to give the children a chance to see a re truck up close, try on the reghting helmets and even climb up inside to see what it was like to sit in the drivers seat of a re truck. The children, mostly K-4 and K-5, along with a few older students, lined up for a chance to try on re helmets and see what the world looked like through a re trucks windshield. Then Fleming and Johnson upped the cool factor several notches by turning on all the ashing lights. One of the children asked Fleming how to become a reghter. Study and work hard, Fleming replied, as he and Johnson lifted children in and out of the seats. The students had a chance to learn how reghters protect people and how they could protect themselves and stay safe around re, as they learned a little bit more about how the city of Madison operates to protect its citizens lives and property. A day at school has never been so cool. Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Lynette Norris, May 9, 2013Five-year-old Nathan Reader, who will be six next month, tries on a re helmet for size as teacher Lorraine Metacarpa helps adjust the t.Fire Truck Visits New Testament Christian School Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Lynette Norris, May 9, 2013City of Madison Fireghters Brandon Fleming, standing beside the front door, and Earnie Johnson, beside the back door, supervise the children as they take turns looking around inside the cab and trying out the drivers seat. UWBBs Days of Doing was created to promote the spirit and value of volunteerism, increase the awareness of local human-service needs, and demonstrate what people working together for the communitys good can accomplish. Reading helps children develop vital language skills, open up new worlds, enrich their lives, and enhance social skills. READ UNITED is a great opportunity to make a positive impact in the community. On Tuesday, May 7, READ UNITED volunteers in Madison County read to first grade students at Pinetta Elementary School, Greenville Elementary School, Lee Elementary School, and Madison County Central School. UWBB distributed over 200 books in Madison County. Over 100 community volunteers were recruited in the Big Bend to read to every single first grade, public school classroom in UWBBs eight-county region during the week of May 6-10, 2013. The Cat in the Hat, Curious George, and many other childhood favorites were distributed to 300 public school first-grade classrooms in just five days in Franklin, Gadsden, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Madison, Taylor and Wakulla counties, which resulted in countless smiles and widespread inspiration for reading. Throughout the year, Power of the Purse (POP), the womens leadership initiative of United Way of the Big Bend has raised money for early literacy efforts, including READ UNITED. POP focuses on early literacy in the community with the vision of getting kids reading on grade level before they reach third grade. POP held a Cupcakes and Beer kickoff event, as well as Purse Parties at The Grey Fox and Cole Couture to raise money for books. In addition to these fundraising efforts, sponsors Scholastic, Books-A-Million, Progress Energy, and individual and group donations have allowed UWBB to continue to provide this great resource to the Big Bend area. This is a true testament to the philanthropic nature of our Big Bend community, and we are so grateful for all of the support. The volunteers and donors make our Early Literacy initiative a reality by not only reading to first grade classes but by inspiring kids to read outside of the traditional classroom setting, said Sarah Deeb, UWBB vice-president of resource development. If you are interested in becoming a Power of the Purse member, or for more information on United Way of the Big Bends early literacy efforts, please contact Courtenay Garcia at courtenay@uwbb.org or 850-488-8325. Or you may visit the United Way of the Big Bends website at www.uwbb.org or like us on Facebook ABOUT UNITED WAY OF THE BIG BEND United Way of the Big Bend serves eight counties. In our 70 year history, we have invested over $100 million help those in need, and worked to find solutions for issues facing our community. Our work addresses basic needs, helps families become financially stable and provides opportunities for children and youth to succeed. For more information, please visit us online at www.uwbb.org, like us on FaceBook and follow us on Twitter.United Way of the Big Bend Distributed Over 4,400 Books to 300 First-grade Classrooms United Ways week-long Days of Doing: READ UNITED effort provided volunteers an opportunity to share the love of reading with thousands of rst-graders in the Big Bend Photo submittedSome of the volunteers from Read United are seen above. From left to right they are: Jerry Grable, Jackie Grable, Garin Flowers, Susie Downing, Howard Phillips and Mosely Bareld Photo submittedGarin Flowers reads for some of the students at Madisons Read United.

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www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, May 15, 2013 8A Madison County CarrierSPORTS By Fran Hunt Special to Greene Publishing, Inc. The Madison Cowgirls went into the nal round of the State Finals on May 11, hitting the diamond against Gulliver Prep, and the Cowgirls came out with a 9-1 loss, to wrap up the season as the State runner-up. Though the Cowgirls drew rst blood, scoring one run in the rst inning, they just couldnt get the momentum going against Gulliver Prep, who cored ve runs in the third inning and in the fourth inning, and two runs in the sixth inning, for the win. As a team, at the plate, the Cowgirls had 28 plate appearances, 23 at-bats, one run, two hits, one single, one double, one RBI, three walks, 12 strikeouts, two sacrice, one reach on error, and three elders choice. They had an on base percentage of .071, and a slugging average of .192. Hope Smith had four plate appearances, for 7 at-bats, one run, one hit, one single, and two strikeouts. She had an on base percentage and a slugging average of .250. Logan Groover had three plate appearances, three at-bats, two strikeouts, and one reach on error. She had an on base percentage and a slugging average of .000. Brooke Kinsey had three plate appearances, three at-bats, two strikeouts, and one elders choice. She had an on base percentage and a slugging average of .000. Kay Henderson had three plate appearances, three at-bats, one double, one RBI, and on base percentage of .333, and a slugging average of .667. Kailee Morris had three plate appearances, three at-bats, and three strikeouts. She had an on base percentage and a slugging average of .000. Rachael Webb had three plate appearances, three at-bats, and three strikeouts. She had an on base percentage and a slugging average of .000. Tamela Brinson had three plate appearances, one at-bat, and two walks. She had an on base percentage of .667, and a slugging average of .000. Nicole Davis had three plate appearances, one at-bat, one walk, one sacrice, and one elders choice. She had an on base percentage of .500, and a slugging average of .000. Kelli Garner had three plate appearances, two at-bats, one sacrice, and one elders choice. She had an on base percentage and a slugging average of .000. On the mound, the Cowgirls had six innings pitched, 33 batters faced, 38 balls, 69 strikes, on 107 pitched. They gave up nine runs, all of which were earned, had an earned run average of 13.5, three strikeouts, 13 hits, two walks, and one homerun. Emily Caldwell pitched 2.33 innings, with 15 batters faced, 20 balls, 25 strikes, 45 pitches, ve runs, all of which were earned, an earned run average of 19.29, no strikeouts, seven hits, and two walks. Carlie Ginn pitched 3.67 innings, with 18 batters faced, 18 bats, 44 strikes, 62 pitches, four runs, all of which were earned, had an earned run average of 9.62, six hits, and one homerun. On the eld, the Cowgirls had one error, 18 putouts, three assists, two stolen base attempts, and a elding percentage of .955. Smith had one error, one putout, one assist, and a elding percentage of .667. Groover had one putout, and a elding percentage of 1.000. Henderson had four putouts, and a elding percentage of 1.000. Morris had four putouts, two stolen base attempts, and a elding percentage of 1.000. Webb had two putouts, and a elding percentage of 1.000. Brinson had one putout, and a elding percentage of 1.000. Davis had one putout, one assist, and a elding percentage of 1.000. Caldwell had one assist and a elding percentage of 1.000. Photo courtesy of Lisa SmithThe 2013 seniors take a picture with their coach. Seen from left to right are Rachael Webb, Kailee Morris, Logan Groover, Coach Edwin Kinsey, Tamela Brinson and Brooke Kinsey. Photo courtesy of Lisa SmithMadison County head coach Edwin Kinsey accepting the runners-up trophy at the 4A softball state championship game. Photo courtesy of Lisa SmithThe Cowgirls medals that were given out to the seniors.

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www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, May 15, 2013 Madison County Carrier 9AOUTDOORS Have you ever wondered how it would be to catch and bring into the boat a 10-foot gator? Well, heres your chance. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has more than 5,000 permits available to participate in the 11-week alligator season, which runs Aug. 15 Nov. 1. The application process is conducted in three phases and begins by submitting a no-cost application at any tax collectors ofce, license agent or through the Internet at http://License.MyFWC.com. During the Phase I application period, alligator permits are issued by random drawing. Phase I ends May 12, and applicants are limited to being drawn for only one permit. If selected, applicants have until June 3 to pay the cost of the permit. Otherwise, the permit will be placed back into the system, with the other remaining permits, to be sold in Phase II on a rst-come, rst-served basis beginning at 10 a.m. June 7 and continuing through June 12. Those who received a permit in Phase I and paid for it cannot apply during Phase II. Any permits remaining after June 12 will be issued during Phase III on a rst-come, rst-served basis beginning at 10 a.m. June 14 until all are sold. Anyone can apply during Phase III despite having already bought a permit in Phase I or Phase II. Alligator trapping licenses and two hide-validation tags costs $272 for Florida residents and $1,022 for nonresidents. If you happen to buy an additional permit during Phase III, it will cost $62, regardless of whether you are a resident or not. No other hunting license or permits are required to participate in the hunts. Each permit enables you to take two alligators from whichever county or body of water you were awarded during a specic harvest period. To purchase a permit, you must be at least 18 years old by opening day, Aug. 15. If you dont have all the gear necessary and youd rather assist a friend who purchased an alligator trapping license, you can pay $52 for an alligator trapping agent license. You dont even have to be 18 to buy one. This license entitles you to take alligators, but only when youre with a licensed person. Visit MyFWC.com/Alligator and click on Statewide Alligator Harvest Program for more information on these exciting gator-hunting opportunities.Experience Alligator HuntingApply Now For PermitsThe Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is celebrating Floridas successes with endangered and threatened species throughout the week leading up to Endangered Species Day on May 17. This year is also the 40th anniversary of the Endangered Species Act, which was approved by Congress and signed by President Richard Nixon in 1973. The Florida panther is featured Monday, May 13 on MyFWC Facebook. It is the rst of a series of wildlife spotlights this week focusing on the successes and challenges of conserving Floridas imperiled species. Visit Facebook.com/MyFWC through Friday to nd out more about what it takes to conserve endangered or threatened species in Florida and how you can help. More on Floridas endangered and threatened species is available at MyFWC.com/ImperiledSpecies.Celebrate Floridas Successes With Endangered and Threatened Species

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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 SALE FREE FOR SALE FOR RENT FOR RENT HELP WANTED HELP WANTEDwww.greenepublishing.com SERVICES Classifieds . .10A Madison County Carrier Wednesday, May 15, 2013 Check us out on-line www.greenepublishing.com FLORIDA PRESS SERVICES, INC. STATEWIDE CLASSIFIED PROGRAM STATEWIDE CLASSIFIED ADS FOR 5/13/2013 THROUGH 5/19/2013Pageant 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 crisscrossed 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. 386-362-1065.5/1 5/29, pd REAL ESTATE FOR SALE BY OWNERGreenville, 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 1/4 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/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, 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/cFree To A Good Home Two free cats to a good home. They can go together or individually. Moving by May 17. Call 850-673-13365/8-15, n/cJob Vacancy Madison County is accepting applications for one full time paramedic (Four 12 hour days per week). Applications can be obtained at Workforce Career Center, 705 E. Base St, Madison, FL 32340 or online at http://www.madisoncounty.c om/employment.aspx. All applicants must possess current State of Florida Certication and clean driving record and meet all qualications as outlined on 64J-1.009 Florida Administrative Code and must agree to a background check and submit to a drug screening. If chosen for an interview, applicants must pass additional tests conducted by the agency. Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 17, 2013. Submit applications to: Workforce, Career Center, 705 E. Base St, Madison, FL 32340. If you have any questions, contact Workforce Development at (850) 973-9675. Madison County is a drug free workplace and an equal opportunity employer.5/8 5/15, cAdvent Christian Village Current JOBS Line Advertisement call 658-5627 or visit www.acvillage.net 24 hrs/day, 7 days/week Be Your Best Among The Best! Lead Cook / Shift Leader FT position; one years experience working in high volume cooking / production kitchen setting required; catering experience a strong plus; focus on all aspects of food preparation & service a must; SafeServ training a plus or available after hire. Marketing Director FT position; use relevant internal & external data to identify trends, develop strategies, & successfully promote ACVs unique services to primary & secondary markets (internal & external); cultivate long-term relationships; effectively transition families into successful residential and support opportunities. Bachelors degree & 5 years minimum relevant experience required. Some travel may be required. Prior supervisory experienced required. Food Service / Dietary Support Staff FT / PT positions; prior experience in all aspects of food service a plus; must be exible with hours & job duties; weekend / evening hours may be required. FT positions include health, dental, life, disability, supplemental insurance; 403b retirement account; paid time off, access to onsite daycare and tness facilities. Apply in person at Personnel Ofce Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., or fax resume / credentials to (386) 658-5160. EOE / Drug-Free Workplace / Criminal background checks required.5/8 5/15, cDental Assistant: Golden Opportunity! Do you possess a sunny, friendly attitude? Can you talk with customers easily and help them feel at home? Do you have a beautiful smile? Is cosmetics important to you along with helping others? Our dental practice is seeking an outstanding individual to provide concierge level service for our patients in the clinical area. Dental or medical experience a plus but not mandatory. If you have a friendly can-doattitude, a great work ethic, you are organized, and self motivated with a good sense of humor, then Call 888-486-2408 to hear a message with more details about the position and instructions on how to apply for this position.5/10 rtn, cDrivers: All Miles PAID (Loaded & Empty)! Home on the weekends! Running Class-A CDL Flatbed. Lease to Own-No Money Down. CALL: 888-880-5916.5/15, pdAMCS is seeking a Full-time Assistant Property for an apartment community in Madison, Florida. Requirements Must have at least three years of property management experience. Knowledgeable in Affordable Housing Have excellence written and oral communication skills Onesite and Opts experience is a plus Candidates must be able to pass a back ground check. We offer competitive wages based on experience. Insurance, 401K, and Gas mileage reimbursement. Equal Opportunity Employer Please send resume to Execasst@amcs-inc.com.5/15, 5/22, c Concrete Finishers & General Laborers (Temporary/Seasonal) needed for construction project in Madison. Please call (386) 496-3883 to apply. Equal Opportunity Employer.5/15, 5/22, pd James Madison Preparatory High School is accepting applications for teachers and an administrative assistant for the 2013-14 school year. Visit www.jmphs.org for full more information.5/15, 5/22, c Auctions LAND AUCTION Greenbrier County, WV. 1,894+/acres pasture and timber land offered in 24 tracts. Barns & out buildings for cattle operations. One tract has a beautiful 8 bedroom house with indoor pool. Open and wooded land with magnicent views. Auction Thursday, May 30 in Lewisburg, WV. Woltz & Associates, Inc., Roanoke, VA, Real Estate Brokers & Auctioneers (WV#1000). Go to www.woltz.com or call 800-551-3588 for property and auction details. 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 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. Attend College Online 100%. *Medical, *Business, *Criminal Justice, *Hospitality, *Web. Job placement assistance. Computer and Financial Aid for qualied students. 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. AIRLINE CAREERS Train for hands on Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualied Housing available CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 866-314-3769. Would you like to give up the name tag for a business card? Ready to sell that old TV to make room for a new one? Well, this is your chance. Check out the Classifieds today! Call us to submit your classified ad at:(850) 973-4141 orMail us at:Greene Publishing, Inc.P.O. Drawer 772 Madison, FL 32341 Page Designer/Layout needed for the Madison County Carrier and the Madison EnterpriseRecorder. Must be a team player, able to handle multiple tasks, and have experience with Quark Express and/or Photoshop. The position includes designing and laying-out approximately one to two sections, per paper, two times a week. Apply in person only at the Greene Publishing/Madison County Carrier building, located at 1695 Highway 53 South.

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www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, May 15, 2013 Madison County Carrier 11A All Legals are posted on line at www.greenepublishing.com All local legals are also published at www.oridapublicnotices.com ----Legals---NOTICE: The District School Board of Madison County, Florida, will hold a public hearing on Tuesday June 18, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. The meeting will be held in the School Board Meeting Room of the Superintendents Ofce 210 N.E. Duval Avenue, Madison, FL. Revisions to Policy & Procedures: Policy 4.032 5.081, 5.082 The proposed document may be viewed at the School Board Ofce, 210 NE Duval Ave, Madison, Florida. Statutory Authority: 120.54, 1001.43 F.S. IF A PERSON DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION MADE BY THE BOARD, WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT THIS MEETING OR HEARING, HE/SHE WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS, AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE, HE/SHE MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE, WHICH RECORD INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED.5/15 NOTICE There will be a meeting of the Aucilla Area Solid Waste Administration on May 20, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. in the Board Room of the Aucilla Area Solid Waste Facility located at 1313 S.W. Greenville Hills Road Greenville, Florida. If you have any question please contact 850-948-4875.5/15 Notice of Sale Certied Towing, Inc., 208 NE Rocky Ford Road, Madison, FL 32340, 850-973-4999, gives Notice of Lien & Intent to Sale the following pursuant to FL Statutes 713.78 on May 26, 2013 at www.craigslist.com : 1987 Blue Ford Bronco VIN# 1FMDU15N5HLA52360 1999 Black Ford F-250 Superduty VIN# 1FTNX21FXXEE13153 2001 Silver Dodge Caravan VIN# 2B8GP44G71R1278565/15 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 per formance. 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.5/15 NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING: The District Board of Trustees of North Florida Community College will hold its regular monthly meeting Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. in the NFCC Board Room, NFCC, 325 NW Turner Davis Dr., Madison, FL. A copy of the agenda may be obtained by writing: NFCC, Ofce of the President, 325 NW Turner Davis Dr., Madison, FL 32340. For disability-related accommodations, contact the NFCC Ofce of College Advancement, 850973-1653. NFCC is an equal access/equal opportunity employer.5/15 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Pursuant to SS 336.09 and 336.10, Florida Statutes, the Board of County Commissioners of Madison County, Florida hereby gives notice that at 9:00 a.m. during its regular meeting held June 5, 2013 at the Board of County Commissioners Room, Room No. 107, Madison County Courthouse Annex, 229 SW Pinckney Street, Madison, Florida, the Board will hold a public hearing to consider vacating, abandoning, discontinuing and closing certain roads located in Northeast Madison County, Florida, more specically described as follows: SW CANAL POINT TRAIL: A portion of said road, lying in Section 04, Township 2 south, Range 09 East, from the west property line of Parcel ID No., 04-2S-08-0801-007-000, to the end of the County maintained portion of road, or approximately 545 feet. YOU WILL PLEASE BE GOVERNED ACCORDINGLY. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at such meeting he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Dated this 15th day of May 2013. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Allen Cherry, County Coordinator All interested parties may appear at this hearing and be heard regarding this matter.5/15, 5/29 NOTICE Tri-County Electric Cooperative, Inc. (TCEC) is planning to construct a double circuit framed distribution line in Madison County, FL near US Highway 90 East and SE Rollercoaster Hill Road in order to relocate an existing double circuit distribution line from NE Yellow Pine AVE to a more feasible route to provide better service to the residential and commercial area at the Interstate 10 and Highway 53 South exchange. Alternative actions such as maintaining the existing route of the distribution line and direct burial cable along the existing route were considered but have been found to not be feasible solutions based on cost and the ability of the Cooperative to adequately maintain the distribution line. An Environmental Review (ER) which describes this project further and discusses any potential environmental impacts thereof has been prepared by TCEC. The Rural Utilities Service (RUS) has accepted the Cooperative ER as its Environmental Assessment (EA) of any potential environmental impact and it is now available for public review. The ER can be reviewed at, or obtained from TCEC at the address provided within this notice or from the Engineering and Environmental Staff of RUS at 1400 Independence Ave. SW, Stop 1571, Washington, DC 20250. Questions and comments should be sent to RUS at the address provided. Copies of the ER are also available for review at 2862 W US 90 Madison, FL 32340. RUS should receive comments on the ER in writing within 30 days of the publication date of this notice to ensure that RUS prior to making its environmental impact determination considers them.5/15, 5/17 5/15, 5/22, 5/29 5/15, 5/22, 5/29, 6/5 5/15, 5/22

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2B Madison County Carrier Wednesday, May 15, 2013 Path of Faith By Jacob Bembry Greene Publishing, Inc. A small bench, located between the fellowship hall and the sanctuary at the First United Methodist Church in Madison has been dedicated in honor of Joe A. Akerman, Jr. Akerman was an instructor at North Florida Community College, teaching English and History. He also taught Sunday School for a number of years at Madison First United Methodist Church. Akerman was the author of The Florida Cowman, Jacob Summerlin: King of the Crackers and The American Brahman. Bench At Church Recognizes Local Educator

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Path of Faith Madison County Carrier Wednesday, May 15, 2013 3B The PulpitBy Benji DyalPastor, New Home Baptist Church When the world looks at us, Christians, do they really see who we are as a people of the true living God? In the Winter/Spring 2013 issue of the Harvard Divinity Bulletin there is an article entitled The Fog of Religious Conflict, written by David N. Hempton (Dean of the Harvard Divinity School of Harvard University). In the article, Hempton points out what he believes, after extensive research, the problems are that causes conflict in religion. He concludes the article giving what he believes could be the solutions to the conflict in religion. While reading the article I could not help my mind to wonder about the conflict experienced in Christianity. My mind began to explore the various problems I believe to be conflicts in Christianity and how those conflicts could be resolved. First of all, we must understand that Christianity is not a religion. The terminology religion is such a broad term based on the fact that there is more to the terminology than a simple definition of the term. There are many descriptions of religion; people define religion in various ways. Majority of religious history writers group Christianity with religion, however, I strongly disagree with such practice. One of the descriptions often given for religion is the specific fundamental set of beliefs and practices generally agreed upon by a number of persons or sects. Based on this description of religion, one can take anything or a person and make it into a religion. I personally believe that Christianity is not a religion, and should not be grouped as a religion, because we do not worship a thing or set of beliefs, we serve and worship a true living God that created all things into existence, including mankind created in the image of our Creator, the true living God. Christianity is set apart from all other systems because it is about a relationship with a living Being, not a system of beliefs. We, too, must understand that Christianity is not about perfection but about relationship, thus, having a relationship with the true living God through forgiveness of our sins through His Son Jesus Christ, which the terminology Christianity Christ-likeis used. Although Christianity is not a religion, there are some conflicts, just as there are in r eligion. These conflicts ar e solvab le and must be if we, as Christians, desire for the world to see us for who we really are as people of the true living God. When conflict goes unsolved we cannot expect the world to see and witness a unified body of believers. One of the prayers offered to the Father by our Savior and Lord was for believers to be as one as He and the Father are one, so that the world might see and believe (note John 17:21). If we want the world to believe; we must be unified, not divided. Some may think that division comes only between the various denominations that exist. How wrong! Division also exists within denominations as well. We must understand that when conflict is present it is not only within a particular denomination or local assembly, but the whole body of Christas Christians, we are all one bodyOne Lord, one faith, one baptism (Ephesians 4:5). Each member of the body affects the whole body. Denominations can be a blessing and also can become a curse. Denominations can be a blessing because it allows one to worship together in harmony based on how the Scripture is interpreted. However, denominations can become a curse when one thinks the particular denomination is the only true church. We, Christians, are the true Church, the body of Christ. (Read my article Denominations: Which is the True Church, at www.benjiedyal.com). One of the main reasons division comes into existence is because we are human and allow the flesh to control us at times instead of the Spirit. The result of allowing the flesh control our lives brings about other conflicts. The only solution to the conflict is no other than Jesus Christ Himself. We must heed to the Scripture and crucify the flesh and allow Gods Spirit to work in our lives (note Galatians 5:24-25). We have the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of truth that guides us into all truth (John 16:13). We must realize and remember we are all created to praise (worship) God (Isaiah 43:21) and are saved to glorify God (I Corinthians 6:20). It is about Him, not us. We are the Churchthe body of ChristOne Lord, one faith, one baptism (Ephesians 4:5). We are to be united togetherbeing as oneif we expect the world to see and believe that God has sent His Son to die for the sins of the world and accept Him as Savior and Lord. We must remember the warning Jesus offered in Scripture, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand (Matthew 12:25). We have the promise that the Church will stand; for the gates of hell will not be able to prevail against it for it is built upon the RockJesus Christ our Lord (Matthew 16:18). Therefore, let us walk together in one accord being united together in love as Gods people, the world seeing us for who we arethe people of the true living God to reach the world for Christ! Benjie Dyal is the pastor of New Home Baptist Church in Madison, FL. He can be reached at benjiedyal@ymail.com or (850)973-4965. Who We Are

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There is something rotten in the state of Denmark. That is a centuries old phrase from William Shakespeares masterpiece, Hamlet. Going back to your high school English class, you might remember that strange things were indeed going on in Hamlets world. His father, the Danish king, had been murdered. His uncle was behind the conspiracy and had taken over the country. Ghosts and apparitions were visiting the castle. One of the characters finally states the obvious: Something is fishy around here. Denmark has smelled rotten ever since. But in reality, Denmark doesnt stink at all. Its a wonderful place. In fact, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and the Scandinavian nations of Northern Europe are officially the happiest countries in the world. This seems so counterintuitive to me. No offense to the Scandinavians, but when I think of happy places, the cities of the Nordic north do not quickly come to mind. Nevertheless, the statistics dont lie. Every year the Legatum Institute in London publishes its annual Prosperity Index that gauges the happiness level of the worlds countries. Consistently, Denmark, Norway and the sister Scandinavian nations are at the top of the heap. On the other end of the scale, the countries of Haiti, Afghanistan, the Congo, and the Central African Republic have more than a stench to deal with. These countries are consistently at the bottom of the happiness list, reflecting terrible misery for their populations. If you are curious, the United States is currently ranked 12th on the Prosperity Index. Not too bad, but we were much happier in the near past. We have been sliding downward for some time now. Our society as a whole is not as happy as it once was, and honestly I dont think that comes as much of a surprise. While this survey says a lot about societal happiness, it says hardly anything at all about personal happiness. You can be a healthy, wealthy, free and secure Norwegian and be absolutely miserable. You can be a Haitian child living halfstarved on the streets of Port au Prince and be filled with wondrous joy. You can be a comfortable, successful, suburban, mortgage-paying, SUV-driving husband of one and father of two and be wretchedly unhappy. You can be a poor immigrant, a single mother with four children living in squalor, scraping for every meal, and be as happy as a singing bird in a tree. Happiness is affected by our environment. That much is true. Happiness is a product of our genetics (scientists say that an elongated 5HTT gene will make you happier on average than most). But ultimately, barring emotional or mental dysfunction, happiness is a choice we make. No, we dont live in Scandinavia. We have no control over our chromosomal makeup. We cant do anything about our age and very little to change our personal economics. There are simply some things we cannot change. But, there are other things we can do something about. We can opt to live near our friends. We can decide to practice gratitude. We can do work we find fulfilling. We can opt out of the blame game, and quit holding God, life, circumstances, past lovers, ex-wives, former business partners, parents, and reality responsible for doing us in. We can make choices that will lead us toward becoming happy, joyful people or we can make choices that will result in us becoming chronically 4B Madison County Carrier Wednesday, May 15, 2013 Path of Faith ...Story continued on 5B... 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 Faith Madison County Carrier Wednesday, May 15, 2013 5B Keeping the Faith Story cont. from 4B unhappy people. Regardless, that choice belongs to each and every one of us. It was Viktor Frankl, famed Jewish Holocaust survivor and brilliant Austrian psychiatrist, who best articulated the power of choice in personal happiness. Reflecting upon his time in the concentration camps he wrote, Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of human freedoms to choose ones attitude in any given set of circumstances. If you want to be happy you dont have to move to Northern Europe or wait for science to alter your genetics. But you do have to choose to be happy, and no one else can make that choice for you. 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. 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. Do you know where Faith Baptist Church is? I have found more than one person who has no idea where Faith is located, while still others have simply forgotten about Faith. Therefore we are inviting each of you to join us and Discover Faith at our 2013 Spring Revival. The Revival will begin Friday, May 17 with a 7 p.m. service. We will then hold services on Saturday Evening at 7 p.m. and conclude with a Sunday Morning Service at 11 a.m. Our speaker on Friday Evening will be Pastor Gabriel Krell of the Madison First Baptist Church, on Saturday our speaker will be Pastor Sammy Heirs of Lee First Baptist Church and Sunday Morning our speaker will be Brother Dean Spivey of Pinetta First Baptist Church. In addition we have special music planned for each service, but why wait? Instead I invite you to rediscover Faith this Sunday. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m. and our Morning Worship Service begins at 11 a.m. So plan now to come home and rediscover Faith. Revival Begins May 17 At Faith Baptist

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6B Madison County Carrier Wednesday, May 15, 2013 Path of Faith Evening massage 6 p.m. The Pastor would appreciate it if the ladies of the congregation would lend him their electric girdles for the pancake breakfast next Sunday morning. The audience is asked to remain seated until the end of the recession. Low Self-Esteem Support Group will meet Thursday at 7 to 8:30 pm. Please use the back door. Ushers will eat latecomers. The third verse of Blessed Assurance will be sung without musical accomplishment. For those of you who have children and dont know it, we have a nursery downstairs. Send us your church bulletin bloopers to: news@greenepublishing.com. Please include the name and location of church.

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Path of Faith Madison County Carrier Wednesday, May 15, 2013 7B Story submitted If you enjoy good old-fashioned gospel sings, come on out to Ebenezer United Methodist Church in Hamburg, Saturday night, May 25, starting at 7 p.m., and enjoy several of your favorite hymns. Come back Sunday morning for our 51st Homecoming celebration, Sunday May 26th, starting at 11 a.m. Rev. Rich Quackenbush, Retired Pastor of the United Methodist Church, is the guest pastor. Dinner on the grounds will follow. Clean up of the church and grounds in preparation for the homecoming will be held on Saturday, May 18th, beginning around 9 a.m. Ebenezer Methodist Church was founded in 1840. The original church, constructed of logs, was down the hill and west of the current site and is now occupied by the cemetery. The present structure was erected in 1901. John R. Wilson, Sr. and Thomas L.H. Rykard helped with the construction. The hand made pulpit, flower stands (used ages ago for lamps), alter, and pews are as they were when the sanctuary was constructed. The chandelier (still in use) was given to the church around 1905 by Mrs. S.B. Mays, mother of D.H. Mays, Sr. of Madison. Some of the early families were, Arnold, Bunting, Burnett, Clark, Cooper, Crane, Drew, Edwards, Flowers, Gaston, Hammerly, Harrell, Hinton, Hughey, Kirby, Loper, Manning, Martin, Mays, Morrow, McCardle, McClellan, McDaniel, Overstreet, Paul, Pridgeon, Ragland, Rykard, Sale, Smith, Tooke, Vance, Vann, Wilson, Watts and Will. Many of whom are resting in the cemetery. Regular services were held at the church until 1940, with the late Rev. L.P. Driskell serving as the last pastor, The church sat idle until 1962 when George F. Burnett, Sr., one of the Trustees, whose parents worshiped here, realized the need for a new roof and painting. He shared the need with his friends and family who once worshiped at Ebenezer. They made sufficient donations to re-roof and paint the inside and outside. George Burnett, the Hugheys, Wilsons, Rykards and many members of the community joined in restoring the well, cleaning the grounds and Jesse Hughey refinished the chandelier, making the first homecoming on Sunday, July 29, 1962 possible. Homecoming is now held every year on the last Sunday in May. Everyone is invited to join us in our homecoming celebration. If you have any questions feel free to contact any of the Trustees, Frank Rykard, Carlton Burnette, Jenny Andrews, Brian Wilson, Eugene Davis or Gene Gaston.51st Homecoming for Ebenezer United Methodist Church Photo submittedEbenezer United Methodist Church of Hamburg will be celebrating its 51st Homecoming Service, Sunday, May 26

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8B Madison County Carrier Wednesday, May 15, 2013 Path of Faith By Lynette NorrisGreene Publishing, Inc.Rahab, whose story is found in Joshua (chapters two and six), is one of the most unlikely and intriguing heroines of the Bible. Most know of her as the prostitute who saved the lives of the Israelite spies, who was in turned spared along with her family by the Israelite army when they invaded the city of Jericho, in the land of Canaan. Rahab lived during the Israelites conquest of Canaan (dated by various sources as anywhere from 1400 B.C. to 1200 B.C.), which was located in the western end of the fertile crescent of ancient Mesopotamia. By the time of their arrival near Jericho, their reputation had preceded them. Many had heard of their previous military conquests, and still spoke of their miraculous crossing of the Red Sea in their escape from the Egyptian army some 40 years earlier, as Rahab herself tells the two spies when they come to her house. The walled city-state of Jericho, devoted to the worship of Ashtaroth, the goddess of the moon, is described as one of the most wicked in Canaan, a seat of paganism and idol worship things that were especially abhorrent to the Israelites. Rahabs house, high upon the city wall, could be seen as symbolic of someone in a state of transition, someone who was aware of what was going on outside the enclosed world of the city; someone who could look into the distance beyond and see things that others couldnt. As for her profession, a few historical scholars suggest that she was not a prostitute at all, citing vague English translations of the word zanah, as well as writings by the 1st century historian Josephus, who referred to Rahab as an innkeeper/hostess or a tavern-keeper. A few centuries later, the medieval Jewish writer Rashi described her as a food-seller. If that were the case, it could seem a little more logical that the spies would have ended up in her lodgings. However, other scholars point out that the context of other scriptural uses of the Greek word zanah (especially in Lev. 21:7-14, Deut. 23:18, Jud. 11:1 and 1 Kings 3:16, Heb 11:31 and James 2:25) support its translation as harlot or prostitute. In that case, the story of her aid to the spies, her transformation into unlikely heroine and her ultimate place within the history of Israel becomes even more striking and dramatic. As for Jericho, in addition to being an appalling place of wickedness from the Israelite point-of-view, it is also one of the most strategically important city fortresses in Canaan. Located just west of the main ford on the lower Jordan River, it controls the crossing of the river and Women of the Bible: Rahab...Story continued on 9B...

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Path of Faith Madison County Carrier Wednesday, May 15, 2013 9B entrance into the land that lies west of it. If the Israelites hope to move any further into Canaan, they will have to take Jericho. Rahab, whether a hostess or a harlot, is in a position at the edge of the city to see and hear much. She may have heard stories from those who visited her house. She may have overheard the conversation of the soldiers who stood guard on the wall fortifications. She has certainly heard the same stories as everyone else about this seemingly invincible army that believes in the one all-powerful Yahweh. She is a woman who keeps her eyes open and her ear to the ground. She has the understanding to put all that information together and the discernment to realize what it means for Jericho. She is a realist who can see that the God of the Hebrews must indeed be far more powerful than the many gods in the pantheon of Canaan. She is a woman whose heart is open to change, when she sees the evidence of Gods power. When the two spies come to her abode, she sees right through them and recognizes them for what they are. I know that the Lord hath given you the land, and that your terror is fallen upon us, and that all the inhabitants of the land faint because of you, she tells the two men in Joshua 2:9. A moment later in verse 11, she adds, As soon as we had heard these things, our hearts did melt, neither did there remain any more courage in any man because of you. For the Lord your God, he is God in heaven above and in the earth below. She has already made the decision to help them. When the kings agents come to her house in search of the spies, she hides them on her roof and is smart enough not to outright deny having seen the men. The king already knows they have been seen there. Instead, she tells the agents that they already left under the cover of darkness, just as the city gates were about to close. If you hurry, you just might be able to overtake them. In exchange for her help, she elicits a promise that the spies will spare her, her parents, and her siblings. This they readily agree to, if she will gather all of her family together in her house and hang outside her window the same scarlet rope with which she lowered them to safety outside the wall. The symbolism of the scarlet rope in the window echoes the first Passover feast in Egypt, when the Angel of Death spared the firstborn of all those who had put the blood of the Passover lamb on their doorpost. It also prefigures the saving blood of Christ. As long as Rahabs family takes refuge and remains within the walls of the house marked with the scarlet rope, they will be safe; but if any of them venture outside their sanctuary, all bets are off. Also in her story, we see that once she acts on faith and follows the instructions the spies give her, she and her family are saved; not only saved from destruction, but redeemed from their past. They are among the first outsiders Gentiles taken into the fold. We hear of her again in the New Testament, Heb. 11:31 that by faith, Rahab Perished not with them that believed not, when she had received the spies in peace. Ultimately, she is not only brought into the fold, but also into the lineage from which Christ is born. In Matthew 1:5, she is married to Salmon, of the Tribe of Judah; their son is Boaz, who would later marry Ruth, another outsider, a Moabite woman whose devotion to her mother-in-law, Naomi, and faith in the Hebrew God Yahweh also brings her in to the fold, and into the lineage of Christ. Women of the Bible: Rahab Story cont. from 8B

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Wed. May 15, 2013VOL. 49 NO. 41 www.greenepublishing.com 50 cents Index3 Sections, 42 Pages Local Weather Veiwpoints 2A From Page One3A Obituaries 4A Around 5-6A School 7A Sports 8A Outdoors 9A Classieds/Legals10-11A Path of Faith Section B Tax Roll Section CUSE YOUR SMART PHONE! SCAN ME! Madison County Delinquent Property Tax List See Section C The Madison County High School Cowgirls are seen following the State Championship game against Gulliver Prep on May 11. Though they were defeated, the Cowgirls proudly represented Madison County and the community is extremely proud of their accomplishments. Representing the Cowgirls in the front row from left to right are Kailee Morris, Brooke Kinsey, Tamela Brinson, Logan Groover and Rachael Webb. In the back row from left to right are Assistant Coach Tommy Garner, Chaplain Sabrina Durst, Courtney Richardson, Hope Smith, Emily Cauldwell, Alexis Livingston, Nicole Davis, Kelli Garner, Megan Washington, Kay Henderson, Carlie Ginn, Jenna Stewart and Head Coach Edwin Kinsey. For the full game story including team stats and more pictures, please see page 8. MCHS Cowgirls 2013 State Runner-UpPhoto courtesy of Lisa Smith By Kristin Finney Greene Publishing, Inc. Its that time of year again; time for the community to show their support to the talented students of Beckys Dance Step Studios during their annual recital. This years recital will be held this Saturday, May 18. The rst show will begin at 1 p.m. and the evening performance will begin at 7 p.m. The recital will be held at North Florida Community Colleges Van H. Priest Auditorium. This years theme is Coast to Coast with the dancers performing their way across the United States. Price of admission is $12 for adults and $4 for children under the age of 12. There will be no reserved seating, however, tickets will be available at the dance studio as well as at the auditorium one hour prior to the show. During the show there will be no ash photography or video taping of any kind. If you are interested in taking pictures of the performances, please feel free to stop by the dress rehearsal performances, which will be held on Thursday and Friday at 4 p.m.Beckys Dance Step Studios To Hold Annual Recital This WeekendBy Lazaro Aleman Special to Greene Publishing, Inc. City and county ofcials can take hope from a recent nationwide poll that found voters nd local governments the most responsive to their needs. The Mason-Dixon poll which was conducted on behalf of the National League of Cities (NLC) and canvassed 1,0000 registered voters across the country reportedly found that voters trust local government to address the issues that most matter to them more than any other level of government. This poll conrms the strength of our nations cities and towns and their efciency in managing the various needs of our diverse communities, NLC Executive Director Clarence Anthony was quoted saying. Local governments are trusted to address the issues that are critical to the everyday lives of Americans. The poll results indicated that when it came to trust, 37 percent of voters trusted local government the most, versus 22 percent for state government and 12 percent for the federal government. It found that women put more faith in local government than men; and that those with the most trust in local government and the least in the federal government were men and women between the ages of 35 and 49. In contrast to the results for the federal government, the poll found that trust in local governmentNational Poll Finds Local Ofcials Most Responsive By Lynette Norris Greene Publishing, Inc. In a few days, Carolyn Spears will become the town of Greenvilles newest fulltime employee, as the new permanent Deputy Clerk. Spears had held that position on a part-time, temporary basis for several months, and according to Town Clerk Kimberly Reams, had done an outstanding job. At the April Town Council meeting, the deputy clerk position had been discussed, but no decision was made, except to task Town Clerk Reams with interviewing the top three candidates for the job and making a recommendation to the Council at the next meeting. At the May 13 Town Council meeting, Ream reported that all three candidates had done well in the interview, and all other things being equal, what stood out was the matter of experience Spears already had the knowledge and experience to jump right into the position and the Town of Greenville had already invested time and money in her. After council members discussed the matter for several more minutes, and it seemed as if the vote might be delayed yet again, Reams urged them to go ahead and vote on the matter now, saying that at present, with no permanent, full-time deputy clerk, she felt as if she were only half-staffed and stretched really thin. The council voted unanimously to hire Spears, with her full-time status to begin procedures and paperwork were done, a matter of a few days.Greenville Town Council Approves Sidewalk Repairs, New Deputy ClerkBy Jacob Bembry Greene Publishing, Inc. The Madison Police Department is advising people not to leave their cars unlocked. A recent rash of burglaries, believed to be kids committing the crimes, has been mostly the burglars checking the cars to see if they are locked. If they are unlocked, the perpetrators will go inside and steal items, such as purses, car stereos, etc. The MPD said that several cars have been burglarized more than once and none of the times were the doors locked. Lock Your Cars Doors Photo and text submitted by Pat Lightcap On Monday, May 13, at 10:18 a.m., Madison 911 Center received a report of a structure re at 1686 SW Mosely Hall Road in southern Madison County. New Home Fire Rescue and Madison Fire Rescue were dispatched to the scene. Arriving units found an abandoned home that was in the process of being torn down had caught re. Firemen quickly contained the ames to the structure and avoided the re spreading to nearby trees and other buildings. The cause of the re is not known at the time of this report at 12:35 p.m.. No injuries have been reported. Madison County Emergency Medical Services and a Madison County Deputy Sheriff were also on scene.Monday Mor ning Structure Fire In Madison CountyPhoto Submitted by Pat Lightcap Please See Poll Finds on Page 3A Please See Greenville on Page 3AGreene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Lynette Norris, May 13, 2013 Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Lynette Norris, May 13, 2013One of the items under discussion was the damaged sidewalk in Haffey Hayes Park. The Council agreed to allow the Public Works Department to effect repairs with possible assistance from MCI labor. Greenville Town Council members discuss several issues facing Greenville at the May meeting. Left to right: Calvin Malone, Barbara Dansey, Margaret Poppell, Robin Housh and Mayor Kovacherick Arnold.

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There is a growing body of evidence of harm from long-term use of cell phones, and although the jury is still out, it may be wise to heed the early warning signs. Although I have heard the warnings and the reassurances with respect to cell phone safety, it has taken me a while to broach this topic because I feel a bit like I am walking on foreign territory something I dont understand too fully, and am trying to wrap my head around. So I will present what I have found. I use my cell phone daily, but am now trying to get into the habit of using the speaker phone option, rather than holding the phone to my head. Once again, I figure better safe than sorry. The radiation the cell phones emit is between 1 and 3 Watts, in the microwave range, and that radiation DOES get absorbed by the head, or whatever body part is nearest the phone. Initially the concern was that this radiation heated the cells causing damage, but from the resources Ive looked at, it looks like the body is able to dispel the heat quite easily. Based on that knowledge, claims to cell-phone safety have been made. However, the radiation emitted from the phone is pulsed, and apparently very similar to the electrical oscillations sent within the brain (alpha and delta brain waves). Our body is a very sensitive electrochemical system, so it seems reasonable that radio waves from external sources at similar frequencies to our internal frequencies may interfere with our bioelectrical systems, in much the same way that cell phones interfere with airplane controls and hospital equipment. One can induce a seizure in photo-sensivitive epileptics by flashing a light at 15hz. The seizure is not caused by a reaction to the heat of the light, but rather by how the brain interprets or recognizes the frequency of the impulses. So it is the similarity to the frequencies commonly used within the body, confusing the body which may be problematic. One of the frequencies used by cell phones seems to be similar to one that induces cell division in the body, perhaps explaining the links between cell phone use and brain cancer. Other EMF studies have shown links to Alzheimers, leukemia, ALS, breast cancer, blood pressure, heart disease, fertility, miscarriage, joint pain, migraines, fatigue, concentration difficulties, increased reaction time and sleep disorders. Children under the age of 16 are particularly vulnerable because their skulls are thinner and much smaller, increasing the radiation absorption. And if they are using cell phones at such a young age, they will have many more years of exposure than if they were starting later, potentially exacerbating the damage, as studies seem to indicate that the longer the exposure, the heavier the use, the more likely a problem. Some people may be far more sensitive to this electromagnetic pollution than others, and Bluetooth handsets actually increase rather than reduce exposure. Since radio frequencies are known to disrupt melatonin production, if you have difficulty sleeping, it may be worth getting a land line, rather than having a cordless or a cell phone, to reduce exposure. If you have a cell phone, carry it in your briefcase, knapsack or purse rather than in a pocket. Uh feller by the name uh Bodenstine, from New York City, come by ta see me. Said he was uh college fessor. He was on uh long vacation he called uh sabbatical. He taught science, calculaten math, ancient history, you name it. I never met nobody that knew so much. We said howdy n he told what he stopped by fer. He said he was researchn different cultures. Said he noticed some uh my cracker stories n thought hed see how us rednecks think. He admitted he was kinda upity about it. After he read uh few, he found he learned somem. He said we have uh way uh putn value on family, friends n neighbors, that s uncommon. Said it made eem stop n think about eemself. He had spent his whole life educaten n getn educated, which ,in its self, is uh good thing. Said, but, eed missed out on uh lotta relationships not leaven time fer such. He said he was gunna make as many friends as he can on the rest of his sabbatical,n when e gets back home, es gunna look up his relitives n tell um he preciates um. He said, Cracker, theres them thats intelligent, n them thats wise. Some folks have one er the other, but its rare ta nd somebody with both. He said he considered eemself already intelligent n with the values he was pickn up here, by the time he leaves town, he gures he might become wise. He said when yer intelligent and wise youve got smarts. He said, I want the smarts. I asked Fessor Bodenstine what he gured I had. He said, Cracker, Yer jug aint quite full when it comes ta intelligence. I aint sure if that was uh compliment er not. Sincerely Yourn Cracola OLustee ( Cracker fer short )www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, May 15, 2013 2A Madison County CarrierVIEWPOINTS& OPINIONS Benghazi National SecurityJoe Boyles Guest ColumnistOn the 11th anniversary of 9/11, America was attacked again. The results of the attack on the American Consulate in Benghazi, Libya were not nearly as devastating as the original 9/11 attack in 2001, but make no mistake, the assault on the Consulate which is American soil by international law was an attack on the United States. The anniversary date selected for the attack was no accident. This time, only four Americans died. Only? One of the dead was Ambassador Chris Stevens. That is a really big deal. The ambassador is the face of America on foreign soil, literally the representative of our government. Before Stevens died violently in Benghazi on September 11, 2012, we had not lost an ambassador at his post in more than three decades. Every life is important, but the position of ambassador makes Stevens death particularly important. Now, this event took place eight months ago. Finally, the issue is getting some attention from the main stream media. Up to now, except for the immediate aftermath, the press has ignored Benghazi moved on some would say. Now the media is paying attention and asking hard and harder questions, which they should have been doing all along. Last week, three whistleblowers testified before Congress on mistakes and omissions which contributed to the deaths in Benghazi. They also testified on the cover up by both the State Department and the White House of the true nature of the attack. While it was common knowledge within hours that the attack was carried out by Islamic extremists, the Administration put out the narrative for two weeks that the attack was caused by a spontaneous demonstration by a street mob incensed by a cheap, poorly acted 14 minute anti-Mohammed video. The mistakes which led to Benghazi can best be characterized in this way: before; during; and after. For months prior to last September, the security situation had deteriorated so badly in Benghazi that diplomatic missions such as the British were shut down and withdrawn. Our consulate had been attacked and penetrated on two occasions. Ambassador Stevens requested additional security. Not only were his requests denied, security details were actually withdrawn, putting our diplomats in even greater danger. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had sent Ambassador Stevens to Benghazi with the mission of increasing our diplomatic presence in this important Libyan city. When the evening of last September 11th rolled around, al-Qaeda terrorists launched a coordinated, heavy weapons attack on the American Consulate. Shortly afterward, Stevens and his information officer, Sean Smith were killed, although Stevens went missing and his status was unknown for the next four hours. Seven hours later, two security specialists were killed protecting a second location in Benghazi. Ambassador Stevens and his people requested assistance when they came under attack and their requests were denied. Were not sure who made the decision not to render aid, but it had fatal consequences. It probably w ould not have changed the results of the first attack, but it may very well have changed the outcome of the second attack. Whether or not it would have changed the outcome is immaterial; someone made the decision not to even try to render assistance. Who did this and why? After the event came the cover up. The cover story was that this event was a spontaneous demonstration gone awry. In fact, it was a preplanned attack by an al-Qaeda subgroup Ansar al-Sharia timed to the anniversary of the 9/11 attack. Why did the Administration and or State Department claim that the attack was something it was not for as long as two weeks afterward? Possibly because the election was only two months away and the true nature of the attack and unpreparedness could prove embarrassing. Possibly because the State Department did not want to admit its mistakes to protect the reputation of high officials. Who knows for sure? Regardless, the lie proved very embarrassing for the Libyan prime minister and many others. This much is clear our diplomats and contractors were hung out to dry by our government, before the event; during the attack; and in the aftermath. Republicans in Congress are desperately trying to get to the bottom of this. Democrats are claiming this is a partisan witchhunt. The four dead Americans and the others who were injured deserve better. They deserved better support, before, during and after. Months later, Mrs. Clinton asked an investigating committee, What difference, at this point, does it make? The answer to her question is the truth always matters. Jim Dietrich Guest ColumnistCRACKER SEZ Health & Wellness Tipsfrom Frank Nathan, Executive Director Lake Park of MadisonDID YOU KNOW...?SMARTS CallForAFREEConsultation.NoFeesorCostsUntilRecovery TollFree877-997-8181 www.CaminezLaw.com MonticelloOffice1307S.JeffersonSt.850-997-8181 TallahasseeOffice1882CapitalCircleNE,Suite103 JonD.Caminez,BoardCertifiedCivilTrialAttorney ShannonBrown,ParalegalScottL.Wolf,AttorneyBarneyStallworth,Investigator WWW.CAMINEZLAW.COM Thehiringofalawyerisanimportantdecisionthatshouldnotbebasedsolelyuponadvertisements. Beforeyoudecide,askustosendyouwritteninformationaboutourqualificationsandexperiences.AutoAccidents Truck&Tractor TrailerAccidents MotorcycleAccidents WrongfulDeath DefectiveProducts MedicalNegligence/ Malpractice Slip&Fall PremisesLiability NursingHome Negligence Accidents-Injury-DeathCases PracticingPersonalInjuryLawSince1972

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www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, May 15, 2013 Madison County Carrier 3AFROMPAGEONE Established 1964 A weekly newspaper [USPS 324 800] designed for the express reading pleasure of the people of its circulation area, be they past, present or future residents. Published weekly by Greene Publishing Inc., 1695 South SR 53, Madison, FL 32340. Periodicals postage PAID at the Post Ofce in Madison, FL 32340. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to MADISON COUNTY CARRIER, P.O. Drawer 772, Madison, FL 32341-0772. This newspaper reserves the right to reject any advertisement, news matter, or subscriptions that, in the opinion of the management, will not be for the best interest of the county and/or the owners of this newspaper, and to investigate any advertisement submitted.All photos given to Greene Publishing Inc. for publication in this newspaper must be picked up no later than 6 months from the date they are dropped off. Greene Publishing, Inc. will not be responsible for photos beyond said deadline. P.O. Drawer 772 Madison, FL 32341 (850) 973-4141 Fax: (850) 973-4121Web Site: www.greenepublishing.comE-mail Information:News news@greenepublishing.comSports jacob@greenepublishing.comAdvertisement ads@greenepublishing.comClassifieds / Legals classifieds@greenepublishing.com Founders: Tommy & Mary Ellen Greene 2013 Poll Finds Cont. From Page 1Awas solid across political party lines, with 32 percent of Democrats, 39 percent of Independents and 40 percent of Republicans saying they trusted local government most. State government, in turn, was most trusted by 26 percent of Republicans, 21 percent of Independents and 19 percent of Democrats. While trust in the federal government appears to be fractured and tragically low, this survey shows that when it comes to getting the job done on critical issues in peoples lives, voters rmly entrust their local leaders to represent them best, a spokesman for the NLC was quoted saying. Voters would rather have the issues they care about addressed by their local leaders who are neighbors whom they know and trust. The results, according to the NLC, underscored that local governments are considered the closest to the people in terms of proximity and accessibility, providing a more uncomplicated path to inuence legislation while addressing specic issues that affect their constituents daily lives. Greenville Cont. From Page 1ADuring the discussion, the question of a town manager came up; the town of Greenville had managed without a town manager for so long (12 years), that some council members wondered if the position had been closed. Council member Margaret Poppell added that the position was still oating around out there but there was simply no money for it in the towns budget, and had not been for many years. Attorney Christine Thurman answered that it could not be closed without a change in the towns charter. According to further discussion, there wasnt going to be any way to fund that position at least for the foreseeable future. For now, the town would have to continue functioning without a town manager. J.C.Fead of the Public Works Department told the council that he had gotten some bids for the repair of the broken up sidewalk in Haffey Hayes Park, but he felt that his crew in Public Works could easily do the job themselves and save the town a signicant amount of money, especially if he could call up MCI and beg a little bit for some additional hands to help out. All that was really necessary was digging up and removing the broken cement, putting the forms in place and pouring new cement. The sidewalk was damaged when the re truck had driven over it. The weight of the vehicle had broken large chunks off the edge, leaving wide cracks and pieces that jutted up unevenly. Some council members said that they had gotten three or four calls about the sidewalk and had been worried about it becoming a liability, even with barricades in place to direct foot trafc around the damaged area. After Fead passed around a written estimate for the bid, council members commented that letting Fead and his crew repair the damage would save the town about $19,000, and voted to allow him to go ahead with the work. Fead also told them that at some time in the future they would also have to budget for repairs to the footbridges in the park. Some of the wooden planks have become so warped and uneven they posed a tripping threat; Public Works had placed two sheets of plywood end-toend over one of the bridges to provide an even surface for pedestrians. A representative of Simmons Hardware addressed the council about some unpaid invoices from 2011 for items (oil, fasteners, various tools, etc.) by the Street Department, water Department and the Public Works Department amounting to several hundred dollars. After a council member noted that there were no authorized signatures, Fead told the council that this was a system that had just evolved over time with Simmons Hardware, and it had been set up like that for 30 years. The Council agreed to look into the unpaid invoices, but stated that in the future it would handle invoices with a consistent purchase-order policy for any purchases over $100, and would alert all its vendors to that policy. In other items, The Council agreed to allow the Reams to consolidate some of Greenvilles 17 bank accounts, reducing the number accounts to 13; allow Ream to travel to Orlando for a conference of the Florida Association of City Clerks that would offer her some intense training that would greatly benet Greenville; draft a response letter to the Joint Legislative Auditing letter about some nancial details that ream said she believed the town had taken care of by hiring an outside bookkeeping service; discussed changing the locks and adding security cameras at City Hall and the Fire Department, especially in the wake of a break-in in the re chiefs ofce, where a chain saw had gone missing, and a huge box of copies of the Greenvilles ordinance that had mysteriously materialized in City Hall and no one seemed to know where it had come from. The Council also scheduled a workshop for Tuesday, May 21, at 5 p.m., to discuss how to handle city employees ex time, among several related issues. 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www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, May 15 2013 4A Madison County CarrierAROUNDMADISONCOUNTY ObituariesCommunity Calendar BAILEY MONUMENT CO 740252 Mr. Curtis L. Horne, Sr. age 72 of Madison passed away May 6, 2013 at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. Born on October 12, 1940, in Hazlehurst, Ga., to the late Alvin Horne and Lucille Gilbreath Horne ONeal. He married Lindy Dunn on November 30, 1963. He lived in Tampa, working as a printer for the Tampa Tribune. He moved to Orlando where he and his brother, Wallace, opened Overland Fence Company. In 1984, he opened Hornes Used Cars, on Old Winter Garden Road, in Orlando. He loved cars and was very successful in the business. He loved helping people and would always say that is why he got into the car business. He loved to listen to Jimmy Swaggart preach and sing and loved country music. He had open heart surgery in 1994, and once recovered, he rode an exercise bike daily. He was a family man and would do anything for them. He was preceded in death by his sister, Helen Henry, and his brother, Wallace J. Horne. He is survived by his wife, Lindy Horne, of Madison; a son, Curtis L. Horne Jr. (Kathy Horne) of Winter Garden; two daughters, Michelle Bentley (Martin Sapp) of Madison and Carol Waples (Johnny Waples), of Oakland; 11 grandchildren: Rebecca Gomez (Frankie Gomez), Matthew Blount (Monica Blount), Bryan Blount, Michael Horne, Danielle Bentley, Amber Bentley, James Waples (Joanna Macphelemy), Evelyn Waples, Johnny Waples IV JJ Ryan Sapp and Tyler Sapp; ve great grandchildren: Cameron Blount, Marley Blount, Frankie Gomez, James Waples Jr., Michael Fochler; and numerous nieces and nephews. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. Visitation will be Saturday, May 18, 2013 at noon, with services following at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Collison Carey Hand Funeral Home, Winter Garden. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Park, Gotha. Arrangements entrusted to Collison Carey Hand Funeral Home, Winter Garden. www.collisoncareyhand.comCurtis L. Horne 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.May 26Ochlawilla Baptist Church will be having their annual homecoming on May 26. Services will begin at 10:30am with song service and special guest speaker Brother Mike Alvarez. A covered dish lunch will follow morning worship. We will have The Evergreen Pickers as our special music. Everyone is invited to attend.June 1An open microphone gospel sing and potluck supper, honoring Sharon Sauls, wife of Pastor Richard Sauls, will be held at Lee Worship Center. There will be a challenge between Seminole fans and Gator fans to see who can get the most people in attendance for the sing. Lee Worship Center is located at 471 SE Magnolia Avenue in Lee. There is no charge for the sing or the supper. A love offering will be accepted. Marjorie Webb Woodard was called home to be with God after a long illness on Thursday, May 9th, 2013 in Jacksonville. Funeral services will be held on Monday, May 13th, 2013. The family will receive friends at 10 a.m. in Beggs Chapel followed by the service at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery. Ofciating will be the Rev. Eugene Stokes and Rev. Gabe Krell of rst Baptist Church in Madison where Marjorie was a long standing member. She was born on September 6th, 1921 in Madison County to Mr. Thomas and Trudie Welch Webb of Lee. She lived in Madison most of her life except the last 7 years in Jacksonville. Her husband, William Hazel Woodard preceded her in death in 2008. She is survived by two daughters, Sheryle Annette Stout and husband Steve Stout as well as Brenda Woodard Jones and husband Steve Jones; four grandsons: Kevin Stout (Michele), Jason Stout (Raquel), Stephen Jones (Caren) and Matthew Jones (Brittany). She is also survived by six grandchildren: Skylar Mathis, Hayden Stout, Trenton Stout, Zoey Stout, Ethan Jones and Rian Madison Jones as well as many loving nieces, nephews and cousins. She was an active and faithful member of First Baptist Church in Madison having served as church secretary and association secretary for over 30 years. She was a member of the choir, the Senior Adult Ministry, WMU, Nita McCullough Circle and the Friendship Sunday School class. She was also a member of the Madison Womans Club and Madison County Genealogical Society. She spent many hours tracking the ancestry of her family and found great joy in sharing the family history with the grandchildren. Marjorie always enjoyed preparing meals for her family and spending time with her close circle of friends. Memorial contributions may be made to the Madison First Baptist Church Building Fund (P.O. Box 307 Madison, FL 32340). The family of Eunice Blanton would like to thank everyone for the love, support and prayers shown to us during the illness and loss of our mother. It means so much to us to have such wonderful, loving people that care. Words could never express the way we feel about each of you. Continue to keep us in your prayers. May God bless you, The Blanton FamilyThank YouMarjorie Webb Woodard Lonis Bags & More Raffle WinnersSharon Kesler and Teddy Hawkinswon the end of the month raffle from Lonis Bags & More.

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www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, May 15, 2013 Madison County Carrier 5AAROUNDMADISONCOUNTY 343 West Base St. | 973.4161 www.ccbg.com 4.25%* APR/CURRENT VARIABLE RATE2.99%* APR/6 MONTH INTRODUCTORY RATE Green Publishing, Inc. Photo By Lynette Norris, May 2, 2013Outgoing president Martha Beggs (center) holds a framed certicate of appreciation presented to her by the club. Standing with her are husband Ashley Beggs (left) and son Eddie Barientos (right), also members of the Garden Club.Greene Publishing, Inc Photo by Lynette Norris, May 2, 2013Outgoing President Martha Beggs (far right) introduces the new ofcers who will begin serving when the Garden Club reconvenes in September. Left to right: Mina Bloodworth (chaplain), Janet Maier (treasurer), Wanda Glasser (secretary) and Laura Coleman (president). Not pictured, Catherine Cassidy, new vice president. By Lynette Norris Greene Publishing, Inc. At the final May meeting, before taking a break over the summer, the Madison Garden Club recognized the outgoing officers who had served the previous months and introduced the new officers who will step up to the plate when the Club reconvenes in September. Officers completing their terms were Martha Beggs (president), Laura Coleman (vice president), Ann Paquett (secretary), Kay Harris (chaplain; Vicki Howerton and Mina Bloodworth often assisted) and Melissa Alford (treasurer). New officers taking up the reins in September include Laura Coleman (president), Catherine Cassidy (vice president), Wanda Glasser (secretary) and Mina Bloodworth (chaplain).Madison Garden Club Recognizes New Officers Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Lynette Norris, May 2, 2013The Madison Garden Club recognizes outgoing ofcers. Left to right: Laura Coleman (vice president), Ann Paquett (secretary), Kay Harris (chaplain) and Melissa Alford (treasurer).

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www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, May 15,2013 6A Madison County CarrierAROUNDMADISONCOUNTY The American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) honored JoAnn Gnewuch, Administrator of Madison Health and Rehabilitation Center in Madison, FL with the 2013 ACHCA Facility Leadership Award. ACHCA firmly believes that facility excellence is a reflection of leadership excellence. The leadership award was celebrated during the awards luncheon at ACHCAs 47th Annual Convocation and Exposition in Orlando on Saturday, April 13. Two hundred five were awarded leadership awards nationally, 25 of which were at the awards banquet. Ms. Gnewuch was one of 205 recipients who received the Facility Leadership Award with virtual recognition. The prestigious Facility Leadership Award is made possible with the support of eHealth Data Solutions. The areas of excellence the facility exhibits includes three years of performance on the Health Survey, Fire (Life Safety) Survey, Complaint Surveys and improvement in the last two quarters of the reported Quality Measures.The same administrator must have filled the role the entire award year. Founded in 1962, the American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) is the only professional association devoted solely to meeting the professional needs of todays long term care administrators and executives. Focusing on advancing leadership excellence, ACHCA provides professional education and certification to administrators from across the spectrum of long term care. For more information about ACHCA contact the national office at (202) 536-5120 or visit www.achca.org. JoAnn GnewuchJoAnn GnewuchReceives ACHCA Facility Leadership Award By Lynette Norris Greene Publishing, Inc. Bill Brown gave up cooking chicken at Kens Barbecue to grow camellias full time. He became enthralled with camellias because of his father; he has fond memories from when he was 10 years old, of going out with his dad to collect camellias. Brown describes himself as a gardener, not a perfectionist. I just plant em in the ground and then leave em alone. he says. That seems to work the best. He grows camellias for customers who want bigger plants. His are ready for sale in about ve to six years. Theyre the most versatile plants on Gods green earth, he told the Madison Garden Club. While many people appreciate them for their hardiness and beauty theres hardly a yard anywhere in this region without a camellia tree or two, if not more the plants are also sources of cooking oil, pharmaceutical ingredients and cosmetic products. But perhaps their most widely used product is tea as in, the iconic Southern refreshment, iced tea, that many people drink. Camellia sinensis (camellia tea ower or tea plant and sinensis from China) is the species of camellias from which white tea, green tea, black tea and oolong tea are all produced, but the leaves are processed differently for each kind of tea, resulting in different levels of oxidation and avoring. By now, each type of tea also undoubtedly has its own specially cultivated variation of camellia sinensis. The rst recorded mention of the c. sinensis plant is in China, in 2732 B.C. From there, it spread into other parts of Asia and Europe around 1200 -1000 B.C. From approximately 600-900 A.D., there are records of the plants being studied in Buddhist monasteries in Asia and China. It was brought across the pond, as it were, to America, by trading ships in the 1800s. Today, there are four main species of camellias in the U.S: sinensis, japonicas, reticulatas and sasanquas. Reticulatas reached west Florida from the Yunnan Province of Southwest China in the pre-WWII years and became popular for their ornamental beauty; although theyre not as cold-tolerant as their cousins, reticulatas have been known to produce blooms the size of dinner plates. Japonicas, introduced into the South in the early 1800s, also became immensely popular. The Civil War caused interest to wane for several decades, but it the species regained popularity afterward. These plants have been around forever, in every state and every country, because of enthusiastic gardeners who wanted to share them, said Brown. Monks and priests carried seeds and plants everywhere they went. They had something of beauty they wanted to share. The owers provided medicine and ointments and came in all sizes and shapes: Shrubs, bushes, small trees and even bonsai. Oil from camellias is mass-produced in Japan, where it is used as cooking oil and is also being studied for its effect on cancer cells. Cosmetic industries use camellia oil to replace the emulsifying ingredients in many products, because it is pure, natural, and cost-effective. In the 1970s there was a quest for a yellow camellia, and such was discovered blooming in Vietnam. This variety is now widely available. Today, there are 200 different species of camellias and 20,000 varieties. Each plant is unique in it own way, and there are even some half a dozen varieties named after people who lived in Madison. One of the things Brown is looking forward to is the next annual National Camellia Society meeting this time, in nearby Tallahassee. Thinking back to how his love of camellias and gardening came from his father, he told the Garden Club members, I would like to see you do what generations of gardeners have done before you; that you share that love and share that knowledge with others. As for camellias, Theres a reason why they bloom in the winter, he said. It is, perhaps, the reason they hold a special place in the hearts of Bill Brown and so many fellow gardeners.Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Lynette Norris May 2, 2013Bill Brown shares his love of camellias with the Madison Garden Club, a love he learned from his father, who was also an avid gardener and camellia grower.Bill Browns Camellia Gardens

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www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, May 15, 2013 Madison County Carrier 7ASCHOOL By Lynette Norris Greene Publishing, Inc. You know its going to be a good day, when you see a big, awesome-looking re truck pull up in front of your school. Thursday morning, May 9, thats exactly what happened at New Testament Christian School. No, the school wasnt on re; the City of Madison Fireghters Brandon Fleming and Earnie Johnson had brought Engine No. 3 out to New Testament to give the children a chance to see a re truck up close, try on the reghting helmets and even climb up inside to see what it was like to sit in the drivers seat of a re truck. The children, mostly K-4 and K-5, along with a few older students, lined up for a chance to try on re helmets and see what the world looked like through a re trucks windshield. Then Fleming and Johnson upped the cool factor several notches by turning on all the ashing lights. One of the children asked Fleming how to become a reghter. Study and work hard, Fleming replied, as he and Johnson lifted children in and out of the seats. The students had a chance to learn how reghters protect people and how they could protect themselves and stay safe around re, as they learned a little bit more about how the city of Madison operates to protect its citizens lives and property. A day at school has never been so cool. Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Lynette Norris, May 9, 2013Five-year-old Nathan Reader, who will be six next month, tries on a re helmet for size as teacher Lorraine Metacarpa helps adjust the t.Fire Truck Visits New Testament Christian School Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Lynette Norris, May 9, 2013City of Madison Fireghters Brandon Fleming, standing beside the front door, and Earnie Johnson, beside the back door, supervise the children as they take turns looking around inside the cab and trying out the drivers seat. UWBBs Days of Doing was created to promote the spirit and value of volunteerism, increase the awareness of local human-service needs, and demonstrate what people working together for the communitys good can accomplish. Reading helps children develop vital language skills, open up new worlds, enrich their lives, and enhance social skills. READ UNITED is a great opportunity to make a positive impact in the community. On Tuesday, May 7, READ UNITED volunteers in Madison County read to first grade students at Pinetta Elementary School, Greenville Elementary School, Lee Elementary School, and Madison County Central School. UWBB distributed over 200 books in Madison County. Over 100 community volunteers were recruited in the Big Bend to read to every single first grade, public school classroom in UWBBs eight-county region during the week of May 6-10, 2013. The Cat in the Hat, Curious George, and many other childhood favorites were distributed to 300 public school first-grade classrooms in just five days in Franklin, Gadsden, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Madison, Taylor and Wakulla counties, which resulted in countless smiles and widespread inspiration for reading. Throughout the year, Power of the Purse (POP), the womens leadership initiative of United Way of the Big Bend has raised money for early literacy efforts, including READ UNITED. POP focuses on early literacy in the community with the vision of getting kids reading on grade level before they reach third grade. POP held a Cupcakes and Beer kickoff event, as well as Purse Parties at The Grey Fox and Cole Couture to raise money for books. In addition to these fundraising efforts, sponsors Scholastic, Books-A-Million, Progress Energy, and individual and group donations have allowed UWBB to continue to provide this great resource to the Big Bend area. This is a true testament to the philanthropic nature of our Big Bend community, and we are so grateful for all of the support. The volunteers and donors make our Early Literacy initiative a reality by not only reading to first grade classes but by inspiring kids to read outside of the traditional classroom setting, said Sarah Deeb, UWBB vice-president of resource development. If you are interested in becoming a Power of the Purse member, or for more information on United Way of the Big Bends early literacy efforts, please contact Courtenay Garcia at courtenay@uwbb.org or 850-488-8325. Or you may visit the United Way of the Big Bends website at www.uwbb.org or like us on Facebook ABOUT UNITED WAY OF THE BIG BEND United Way of the Big Bend serves eight counties. In our 70 year history, we have invested over $100 million help those in need, and worked to find solutions for issues facing our community. Our work addresses basic needs, helps families become financially stable and provides opportunities for children and youth to succeed. For more information, please visit us online at www.uwbb.org, like us on FaceBook and follow us on Twitter.United Way of the Big Bend Distributed Over 4,400 Books to 300 First-grade Classrooms United Ways week-long Days of Doing: READ UNITED effort provided volunteers an opportunity to share the love of reading with thousands of rst-graders in the Big Bend Photo submittedSome of the volunteers from Read United are seen above. From left to right they are: Jerry Grable, Jackie Grable, Garin Flowers, Susie Downing, Howard Phillips and Mosely Bareld Photo submittedGarin Flowers reads for some of the students at Madisons Read United.

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www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, May 15, 2013 8A Madison County CarrierSPORTS By Fran Hunt Special to Greene Publishing, Inc. The Madison Cowgirls went into the nal round of the State Finals on May 11, hitting the diamond against Gulliver Prep, and the Cowgirls came out with a 9-1 loss, to wrap up the season as the State runner-up. Though the Cowgirls drew rst blood, scoring one run in the rst inning, they just couldnt get the momentum going against Gulliver Prep, who cored ve runs in the third inning and in the fourth inning, and two runs in the sixth inning, for the win. As a team, at the plate, the Cowgirls had 28 plate appearances, 23 at-bats, one run, two hits, one single, one double, one RBI, three walks, 12 strikeouts, two sacrice, one reach on error, and three elders choice. They had an on base percentage of .071, and a slugging average of .192. Hope Smith had four plate appearances, for 7 at-bats, one run, one hit, one single, and two strikeouts. She had an on base percentage and a slugging average of .250. Logan Groover had three plate appearances, three at-bats, two strikeouts, and one reach on error. She had an on base percentage and a slugging average of .000. Brooke Kinsey had three plate appearances, three at-bats, two strikeouts, and one elders choice. She had an on base percentage and a slugging average of .000. Kay Henderson had three plate appearances, three at-bats, one double, one RBI, and on base percentage of .333, and a slugging average of .667. Kailee Morris had three plate appearances, three at-bats, and three strikeouts. She had an on base percentage and a slugging average of .000. Rachael Webb had three plate appearances, three at-bats, and three strikeouts. She had an on base percentage and a slugging average of .000. Tamela Brinson had three plate appearances, one at-bat, and two walks. She had an on base percentage of .667, and a slugging average of .000. Nicole Davis had three plate appearances, one at-bat, one walk, one sacrice, and one elders choice. She had an on base percentage of .500, and a slugging average of .000. Kelli Garner had three plate appearances, two at-bats, one sacrice, and one elders choice. She had an on base percentage and a slugging average of .000. On the mound, the Cowgirls had six innings pitched, 33 batters faced, 38 balls, 69 strikes, on 107 pitched. They gave up nine runs, all of which were earned, had an earned run average of 13.5, three strikeouts, 13 hits, two walks, and one homerun. Emily Caldwell pitched 2.33 innings, with 15 batters faced, 20 balls, 25 strikes, 45 pitches, ve runs, all of which were earned, an earned run average of 19.29, no strikeouts, seven hits, and two walks. Carlie Ginn pitched 3.67 innings, with 18 batters faced, 18 bats, 44 strikes, 62 pitches, four runs, all of which were earned, had an earned run average of 9.62, six hits, and one homerun. On the eld, the Cowgirls had one error, 18 putouts, three assists, two stolen base attempts, and a elding percentage of .955. Smith had one error, one putout, one assist, and a elding percentage of .667. Groover had one putout, and a elding percentage of 1.000. Henderson had four putouts, and a elding percentage of 1.000. Morris had four putouts, two stolen base attempts, and a elding percentage of 1.000. Webb had two putouts, and a elding percentage of 1.000. Brinson had one putout, and a elding percentage of 1.000. Davis had one putout, one assist, and a elding percentage of 1.000. Caldwell had one assist and a elding percentage of 1.000. Photo courtesy of Lisa SmithThe 2013 seniors take a picture with their coach. Seen from left to right are Rachael Webb, Kailee Morris, Logan Groover, Coach Edwin Kinsey, Tamela Brinson and Brooke Kinsey. Photo courtesy of Lisa SmithMadison County head coach Edwin Kinsey accepting the runners-up trophy at the 4A softball state championship game. Photo courtesy of Lisa SmithThe Cowgirls medals that were given out to the seniors.

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www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, May 15, 2013 Madison County Carrier 9AOUTDOORS Have you ever wondered how it would be to catch and bring into the boat a 10-foot gator? Well, heres your chance. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has more than 5,000 permits available to participate in the 11-week alligator season, which runs Aug. 15 Nov. 1. The application process is conducted in three phases and begins by submitting a no-cost application at any tax collectors ofce, license agent or through the Internet at http://License.MyFWC.com. During the Phase I application period, alligator permits are issued by random drawing. Phase I ends May 12, and applicants are limited to being drawn for only one permit. If selected, applicants have until June 3 to pay the cost of the permit. Otherwise, the permit will be placed back into the system, with the other remaining permits, to be sold in Phase II on a rst-come, rst-served basis beginning at 10 a.m. June 7 and continuing through June 12. Those who received a permit in Phase I and paid for it cannot apply during Phase II. Any permits remaining after June 12 will be issued during Phase III on a rst-come, rst-served basis beginning at 10 a.m. June 14 until all are sold. Anyone can apply during Phase III despite having already bought a permit in Phase I or Phase II. Alligator trapping licenses and two hide-validation tags costs $272 for Florida residents and $1,022 for nonresidents. If you happen to buy an additional permit during Phase III, it will cost $62, regardless of whether you are a resident or not. No other hunting license or permits are required to participate in the hunts. Each permit enables you to take two alligators from whichever county or body of water you were awarded during a specic harvest period. To purchase a permit, you must be at least 18 years old by opening day, Aug. 15. If you dont have all the gear necessary and youd rather assist a friend who purchased an alligator trapping license, you can pay $52 for an alligator trapping agent license. You dont even have to be 18 to buy one. This license entitles you to take alligators, but only when youre with a licensed person. Visit MyFWC.com/Alligator and click on Statewide Alligator Harvest Program for more information on these exciting gator-hunting opportunities.Experience Alligator HuntingApply Now For PermitsThe Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is celebrating Floridas successes with endangered and threatened species throughout the week leading up to Endangered Species Day on May 17. This year is also the 40th anniversary of the Endangered Species Act, which was approved by Congress and signed by President Richard Nixon in 1973. The Florida panther is featured Monday, May 13 on MyFWC Facebook. It is the rst of a series of wildlife spotlights this week focusing on the successes and challenges of conserving Floridas imperiled species. Visit Facebook.com/MyFWC through Friday to nd out more about what it takes to conserve endangered or threatened species in Florida and how you can help. More on Floridas endangered and threatened species is available at MyFWC.com/ImperiledSpecies.Celebrate Floridas Successes With Endangered and Threatened Species

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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 SALE FREE FOR SALE FOR RENT FOR RENT HELP WANTED HELP WANTEDwww.greenepublishing.com SERVICES Classifieds . .10A Madison County Carrier Wednesday, May 15, 2013 Check us out on-line www.greenepublishing.com FLORIDA PRESS SERVICES, INC. STATEWIDE CLASSIFIED PROGRAM STATEWIDE CLASSIFIED ADS FOR 5/13/2013 THROUGH 5/19/2013Pageant 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 crisscrossed 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. 386-362-1065.5/1 5/29, pd REAL ESTATE FOR SALE BY OWNERGreenville, 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 1/4 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/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, 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/cFree To A Good Home Two free cats to a good home. They can go together or individually. Moving by May 17. Call 850-673-13365/8-15, n/cJob Vacancy Madison County is accepting applications for one full time paramedic (Four 12 hour days per week). Applications can be obtained at Workforce Career Center, 705 E. Base St, Madison, FL 32340 or online at http://www.madisoncounty.c om/employment.aspx. All applicants must possess current State of Florida Certication and clean driving record and meet all qualications as outlined on 64J-1.009 Florida Administrative Code and must agree to a background check and submit to a drug screening. If chosen for an interview, applicants must pass additional tests conducted by the agency. Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 17, 2013. Submit applications to: Workforce, Career Center, 705 E. Base St, Madison, FL 32340. If you have any questions, contact Workforce Development at (850) 973-9675. Madison County is a drug free workplace and an equal opportunity employer.5/8 5/15, cAdvent Christian Village Current JOBS Line Advertisement call 658-5627 or visit www.acvillage.net 24 hrs/day, 7 days/week Be Your Best Among The Best! Lead Cook / Shift Leader FT position; one years experience working in high volume cooking / production kitchen setting required; catering experience a strong plus; focus on all aspects of food preparation & service a must; SafeServ training a plus or available after hire. Marketing Director FT position; use relevant internal & external data to identify trends, develop strategies, & successfully promote ACVs unique services to primary & secondary markets (internal & external); cultivate long-term relationships; effectively transition families into successful residential and support opportunities. Bachelors degree & 5 years minimum relevant experience required. Some travel may be required. Prior supervisory experienced required. Food Service / Dietary Support Staff FT / PT positions; prior experience in all aspects of food service a plus; must be exible with hours & job duties; weekend / evening hours may be required. FT positions include health, dental, life, disability, supplemental insurance; 403b retirement account; paid time off, access to onsite daycare and tness facilities. Apply in person at Personnel Ofce Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., or fax resume / credentials to (386) 658-5160. EOE / Drug-Free Workplace / Criminal background checks required.5/8 5/15, cDental Assistant: Golden Opportunity! Do you possess a sunny, friendly attitude? Can you talk with customers easily and help them feel at home? Do you have a beautiful smile? Is cosmetics important to you along with helping others? Our dental practice is seeking an outstanding individual to provide concierge level service for our patients in the clinical area. Dental or medical experience a plus but not mandatory. If you have a friendly can-doattitude, a great work ethic, you are organized, and self motivated with a good sense of humor, then Call 888-486-2408 to hear a message with more details about the position and instructions on how to apply for this position.5/10 rtn, cDrivers: All Miles PAID (Loaded & Empty)! Home on the weekends! Running Class-A CDL Flatbed. Lease to Own-No Money Down. CALL: 888-880-5916.5/15, pdAMCS is seeking a Full-time Assistant Property for an apartment community in Madison, Florida. Requirements Must have at least three years of property management experience. Knowledgeable in Affordable Housing Have excellence written and oral communication skills Onesite and Opts experience is a plus Candidates must be able to pass a back ground check. We offer competitive wages based on experience. Insurance, 401K, and Gas mileage reimbursement. Equal Opportunity Employer Please send resume to Execasst@amcs-inc.com.5/15, 5/22, c Concrete Finishers & General Laborers (Temporary/Seasonal) needed for construction project in Madison. Please call (386) 496-3883 to apply. Equal Opportunity Employer.5/15, 5/22, pd James Madison Preparatory High School is accepting applications for teachers and an administrative assistant for the 2013-14 school year. Visit www.jmphs.org for full more information.5/15, 5/22, c Auctions LAND AUCTION Greenbrier County, WV. 1,894+/acres pasture and timber land offered in 24 tracts. Barns & out buildings for cattle operations. One tract has a beautiful 8 bedroom house with indoor pool. Open and wooded land with magnicent views. Auction Thursday, May 30 in Lewisburg, WV. Woltz & Associates, Inc., Roanoke, VA, Real Estate Brokers & Auctioneers (WV#1000). Go to www.woltz.com or call 800-551-3588 for property and auction details. 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 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. Attend College Online 100%. *Medical, *Business, *Criminal Justice, *Hospitality, *Web. Job placement assistance. Computer and Financial Aid for qualied students. 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. AIRLINE CAREERS Train for hands on Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualied Housing available CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 866-314-3769. Would you like to give up the name tag for a business card? Ready to sell that old TV to make room for a new one? Well, this is your chance. Check out the Classifieds today! Call us to submit your classified ad at:(850) 973-4141 orMail us at:Greene Publishing, Inc.P.O. Drawer 772 Madison, FL 32341 Page Designer/Layout needed for the Madison County Carrier and the Madison EnterpriseRecorder. Must be a team player, able to handle multiple tasks, and have experience with Quark Express and/or Photoshop. The position includes designing and laying-out approximately one to two sections, per paper, two times a week. Apply in person only at the Greene Publishing/Madison County Carrier building, located at 1695 Highway 53 South.

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www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, May 15, 2013 Madison County Carrier 11A All Legals are posted on line at www.greenepublishing.com All local legals are also published at www.oridapublicnotices.com ----Legals---NOTICE: The District School Board of Madison County, Florida, will hold a public hearing on Tuesday June 18, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. The meeting will be held in the School Board Meeting Room of the Superintendents Ofce 210 N.E. Duval Avenue, Madison, FL. Revisions to Policy & Procedures: Policy 4.032 5.081, 5.082 The proposed document may be viewed at the School Board Ofce, 210 NE Duval Ave, Madison, Florida. Statutory Authority: 120.54, 1001.43 F.S. IF A PERSON DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION MADE BY THE BOARD, WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT THIS MEETING OR HEARING, HE/SHE WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS, AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE, HE/SHE MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE, WHICH RECORD INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED.5/15 NOTICE There will be a meeting of the Aucilla Area Solid Waste Administration on May 20, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. in the Board Room of the Aucilla Area Solid Waste Facility located at 1313 S.W. Greenville Hills Road Greenville, Florida. If you have any question please contact 850-948-4875.5/15 Notice of Sale Certied Towing, Inc., 208 NE Rocky Ford Road, Madison, FL 32340, 850-973-4999, gives Notice of Lien & Intent to Sale the following pursuant to FL Statutes 713.78 on May 26, 2013 at www.craigslist.com : 1987 Blue Ford Bronco VIN# 1FMDU15N5HLA52360 1999 Black Ford F-250 Superduty VIN# 1FTNX21FXXEE13153 2001 Silver Dodge Caravan VIN# 2B8GP44G71R1278565/15 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 per formance. 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.5/15 NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING: The District Board of Trustees of North Florida Community College will hold its regular monthly meeting Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. in the NFCC Board Room, NFCC, 325 NW Turner Davis Dr., Madison, FL. A copy of the agenda may be obtained by writing: NFCC, Ofce of the President, 325 NW Turner Davis Dr., Madison, FL 32340. For disability-related accommodations, contact the NFCC Ofce of College Advancement, 850973-1653. NFCC is an equal access/equal opportunity employer.5/15 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Pursuant to SS 336.09 and 336.10, Florida Statutes, the Board of County Commissioners of Madison County, Florida hereby gives notice that at 9:00 a.m. during its regular meeting held June 5, 2013 at the Board of County Commissioners Room, Room No. 107, Madison County Courthouse Annex, 229 SW Pinckney Street, Madison, Florida, the Board will hold a public hearing to consider vacating, abandoning, discontinuing and closing certain roads located in Northeast Madison County, Florida, more specically described as follows: SW CANAL POINT TRAIL: A portion of said road, lying in Section 04, Township 2 south, Range 09 East, from the west property line of Parcel ID No., 04-2S-08-0801-007-000, to the end of the County maintained portion of road, or approximately 545 feet. YOU WILL PLEASE BE GOVERNED ACCORDINGLY. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at such meeting he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Dated this 15th day of May 2013. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Allen Cherry, County Coordinator All interested parties may appear at this hearing and be heard regarding this matter.5/15, 5/29 NOTICE Tri-County Electric Cooperative, Inc. (TCEC) is planning to construct a double circuit framed distribution line in Madison County, FL near US Highway 90 East and SE Rollercoaster Hill Road in order to relocate an existing double circuit distribution line from NE Yellow Pine AVE to a more feasible route to provide better service to the residential and commercial area at the Interstate 10 and Highway 53 South exchange. Alternative actions such as maintaining the existing route of the distribution line and direct burial cable along the existing route were considered but have been found to not be feasible solutions based on cost and the ability of the Cooperative to adequately maintain the distribution line. An Environmental Review (ER) which describes this project further and discusses any potential environmental impacts thereof has been prepared by TCEC. The Rural Utilities Service (RUS) has accepted the Cooperative ER as its Environmental Assessment (EA) of any potential environmental impact and it is now available for public review. The ER can be reviewed at, or obtained from TCEC at the address provided within this notice or from the Engineering and Environmental Staff of RUS at 1400 Independence Ave. SW, Stop 1571, Washington, DC 20250. Questions and comments should be sent to RUS at the address provided. Copies of the ER are also available for review at 2862 W US 90 Madison, FL 32340. RUS should receive comments on the ER in writing within 30 days of the publication date of this notice to ensure that RUS prior to making its environmental impact determination considers them.5/15, 5/17 5/15, 5/22, 5/29 5/15, 5/22, 5/29, 6/5 5/15, 5/22

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2B Madison County Carrier Wednesday, May 15, 2013 Path of Faith By Jacob Bembry Greene Publishing, Inc. A small bench, located between the fellowship hall and the sanctuary at the First United Methodist Church in Madison has been dedicated in honor of Joe A. Akerman, Jr. Akerman was an instructor at North Florida Community College, teaching English and History. He also taught Sunday School for a number of years at Madison First United Methodist Church. Akerman was the author of The Florida Cowman, Jacob Summerlin: King of the Crackers and The American Brahman. Bench At Church Recognizes Local Educator

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Path of Faith Madison County Carrier Wednesday, May 15, 2013 3B The PulpitBy Benji DyalPastor, New Home Baptist Church When the world looks at us, Christians, do they really see who we are as a people of the true living God? In the Winter/Spring 2013 issue of the Harvard Divinity Bulletin there is an article entitled The Fog of Religious Conflict, written by David N. Hempton (Dean of the Harvard Divinity School of Harvard University). In the article, Hempton points out what he believes, after extensive research, the problems are that causes conflict in religion. He concludes the article giving what he believes could be the solutions to the conflict in religion. While reading the article I could not help my mind to wonder about the conflict experienced in Christianity. My mind began to explore the various problems I believe to be conflicts in Christianity and how those conflicts could be resolved. First of all, we must understand that Christianity is not a religion. The terminology religion is such a broad term based on the fact that there is more to the terminology than a simple definition of the term. There are many descriptions of religion; people define religion in various ways. Majority of religious history writers group Christianity with religion, however, I strongly disagree with such practice. One of the descriptions often given for religion is the specific fundamental set of beliefs and practices generally agreed upon by a number of persons or sects. Based on this description of religion, one can take anything or a person and make it into a religion. I personally believe that Christianity is not a religion, and should not be grouped as a religion, because we do not worship a thing or set of beliefs, we serve and worship a true living God that created all things into existence, including mankind created in the image of our Creator, the true living God. Christianity is set apart from all other systems because it is about a relationship with a living Being, not a system of beliefs. We, too, must understand that Christianity is not about perfection but about relationship, thus, having a relationship with the true living God through forgiveness of our sins through His Son Jesus Christ, which the terminology Christianity Christ-likeis used. Although Christianity is not a religion, there are some conflicts, just as there are in r eligion. These conflicts ar e solvab le and must be if we, as Christians, desire for the world to see us for who we really are as people of the true living God. When conflict goes unsolved we cannot expect the world to see and witness a unified body of believers. One of the prayers offered to the Father by our Savior and Lord was for believers to be as one as He and the Father are one, so that the world might see and believe (note John 17:21). If we want the world to believe; we must be unified, not divided. Some may think that division comes only between the various denominations that exist. How wrong! Division also exists within denominations as well. We must understand that when conflict is present it is not only within a particular denomination or local assembly, but the whole body of Christas Christians, we are all one bodyOne Lord, one faith, one baptism (Ephesians 4:5). Each member of the body affects the whole body. Denominations can be a blessing and also can become a curse. Denominations can be a blessing because it allows one to worship together in harmony based on how the Scripture is interpreted. However, denominations can become a curse when one thinks the particular denomination is the only true church. We, Christians, are the true Church, the body of Christ. (Read my article Denominations: Which is the True Church, at www.benjiedyal.com). One of the main reasons division comes into existence is because we are human and allow the flesh to control us at times instead of the Spirit. The result of allowing the flesh control our lives brings about other conflicts. The only solution to the conflict is no other than Jesus Christ Himself. We must heed to the Scripture and crucify the flesh and allow Gods Spirit to work in our lives (note Galatians 5:24-25). We have the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of truth that guides us into all truth (John 16:13). We must realize and remember we are all created to praise (worship) God (Isaiah 43:21) and are saved to glorify God (I Corinthians 6:20). It is about Him, not us. We are the Churchthe body of ChristOne Lord, one faith, one baptism (Ephesians 4:5). We are to be united togetherbeing as oneif we expect the world to see and believe that God has sent His Son to die for the sins of the world and accept Him as Savior and Lord. We must remember the warning Jesus offered in Scripture, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand (Matthew 12:25). We have the promise that the Church will stand; for the gates of hell will not be able to prevail against it for it is built upon the RockJesus Christ our Lord (Matthew 16:18). Therefore, let us walk together in one accord being united together in love as Gods people, the world seeing us for who we arethe people of the true living God to reach the world for Christ! Benjie Dyal is the pastor of New Home Baptist Church in Madison, FL. He can be reached at benjiedyal@ymail.com or (850)973-4965. Who We Are

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There is something rotten in the state of Denmark. That is a centuries old phrase from William Shakespeares masterpiece, Hamlet. Going back to your high school English class, you might remember that strange things were indeed going on in Hamlets world. His father, the Danish king, had been murdered. His uncle was behind the conspiracy and had taken over the country. Ghosts and apparitions were visiting the castle. One of the characters finally states the obvious: Something is fishy around here. Denmark has smelled rotten ever since. But in reality, Denmark doesnt stink at all. Its a wonderful place. In fact, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, and the Scandinavian nations of Northern Europe are officially the happiest countries in the world. This seems so counterintuitive to me. No offense to the Scandinavians, but when I think of happy places, the cities of the Nordic north do not quickly come to mind. Nevertheless, the statistics dont lie. Every year the Legatum Institute in London publishes its annual Prosperity Index that gauges the happiness level of the worlds countries. Consistently, Denmark, Norway and the sister Scandinavian nations are at the top of the heap. On the other end of the scale, the countries of Haiti, Afghanistan, the Congo, and the Central African Republic have more than a stench to deal with. These countries are consistently at the bottom of the happiness list, reflecting terrible misery for their populations. If you are curious, the United States is currently ranked 12th on the Prosperity Index. Not too bad, but we were much happier in the near past. We have been sliding downward for some time now. Our society as a whole is not as happy as it once was, and honestly I dont think that comes as much of a surprise. While this survey says a lot about societal happiness, it says hardly anything at all about personal happiness. You can be a healthy, wealthy, free and secure Norwegian and be absolutely miserable. You can be a Haitian child living halfstarved on the streets of Port au Prince and be filled with wondrous joy. You can be a comfortable, successful, suburban, mortgage-paying, SUV-driving husband of one and father of two and be wretchedly unhappy. You can be a poor immigrant, a single mother with four children living in squalor, scraping for every meal, and be as happy as a singing bird in a tree. Happiness is affected by our environment. That much is true. Happiness is a product of our genetics (scientists say that an elongated 5HTT gene will make you happier on average than most). But ultimately, barring emotional or mental dysfunction, happiness is a choice we make. No, we dont live in Scandinavia. We have no control over our chromosomal makeup. We cant do anything about our age and very little to change our personal economics. There are simply some things we cannot change. But, there are other things we can do something about. We can opt to live near our friends. We can decide to practice gratitude. We can do work we find fulfilling. We can opt out of the blame game, and quit holding God, life, circumstances, past lovers, ex-wives, former business partners, parents, and reality responsible for doing us in. We can make choices that will lead us toward becoming happy, joyful people or we can make choices that will result in us becoming chronically 4B Madison County Carrier Wednesday, May 15, 2013 Path of Faith ...Story continued on 5B... 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 Faith Madison County Carrier Wednesday, May 15, 2013 5B Keeping the Faith Story cont. from 4B unhappy people. Regardless, that choice belongs to each and every one of us. It was Viktor Frankl, famed Jewish Holocaust survivor and brilliant Austrian psychiatrist, who best articulated the power of choice in personal happiness. Reflecting upon his time in the concentration camps he wrote, Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of human freedoms to choose ones attitude in any given set of circumstances. If you want to be happy you dont have to move to Northern Europe or wait for science to alter your genetics. But you do have to choose to be happy, and no one else can make that choice for you. 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. 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. Do you know where Faith Baptist Church is? I have found more than one person who has no idea where Faith is located, while still others have simply forgotten about Faith. Therefore we are inviting each of you to join us and Discover Faith at our 2013 Spring Revival. The Revival will begin Friday, May 17 with a 7 p.m. service. We will then hold services on Saturday Evening at 7 p.m. and conclude with a Sunday Morning Service at 11 a.m. Our speaker on Friday Evening will be Pastor Gabriel Krell of the Madison First Baptist Church, on Saturday our speaker will be Pastor Sammy Heirs of Lee First Baptist Church and Sunday Morning our speaker will be Brother Dean Spivey of Pinetta First Baptist Church. In addition we have special music planned for each service, but why wait? Instead I invite you to rediscover Faith this Sunday. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m. and our Morning Worship Service begins at 11 a.m. So plan now to come home and rediscover Faith. Revival Begins May 17 At Faith Baptist

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6B Madison County Carrier Wednesday, May 15, 2013 Path of Faith Evening massage 6 p.m. The Pastor would appreciate it if the ladies of the congregation would lend him their electric girdles for the pancake breakfast next Sunday morning. The audience is asked to remain seated until the end of the recession. Low Self-Esteem Support Group will meet Thursday at 7 to 8:30 pm. Please use the back door. Ushers will eat latecomers. The third verse of Blessed Assurance will be sung without musical accomplishment. For those of you who have children and dont know it, we have a nursery downstairs. Send us your church bulletin bloopers to: news@greenepublishing.com. Please include the name and location of church.

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Path of Faith Madison County Carrier Wednesday, May 15, 2013 7B Story submitted If you enjoy good old-fashioned gospel sings, come on out to Ebenezer United Methodist Church in Hamburg, Saturday night, May 25, starting at 7 p.m., and enjoy several of your favorite hymns. Come back Sunday morning for our 51st Homecoming celebration, Sunday May 26th, starting at 11 a.m. Rev. Rich Quackenbush, Retired Pastor of the United Methodist Church, is the guest pastor. Dinner on the grounds will follow. Clean up of the church and grounds in preparation for the homecoming will be held on Saturday, May 18th, beginning around 9 a.m. Ebenezer Methodist Church was founded in 1840. The original church, constructed of logs, was down the hill and west of the current site and is now occupied by the cemetery. The present structure was erected in 1901. John R. Wilson, Sr. and Thomas L.H. Rykard helped with the construction. The hand made pulpit, flower stands (used ages ago for lamps), alter, and pews are as they were when the sanctuary was constructed. The chandelier (still in use) was given to the church around 1905 by Mrs. S.B. Mays, mother of D.H. Mays, Sr. of Madison. Some of the early families were, Arnold, Bunting, Burnett, Clark, Cooper, Crane, Drew, Edwards, Flowers, Gaston, Hammerly, Harrell, Hinton, Hughey, Kirby, Loper, Manning, Martin, Mays, Morrow, McCardle, McClellan, McDaniel, Overstreet, Paul, Pridgeon, Ragland, Rykard, Sale, Smith, Tooke, Vance, Vann, Wilson, Watts and Will. Many of whom are resting in the cemetery. Regular services were held at the church until 1940, with the late Rev. L.P. Driskell serving as the last pastor, The church sat idle until 1962 when George F. Burnett, Sr., one of the Trustees, whose parents worshiped here, realized the need for a new roof and painting. He shared the need with his friends and family who once worshiped at Ebenezer. They made sufficient donations to re-roof and paint the inside and outside. George Burnett, the Hugheys, Wilsons, Rykards and many members of the community joined in restoring the well, cleaning the grounds and Jesse Hughey refinished the chandelier, making the first homecoming on Sunday, July 29, 1962 possible. Homecoming is now held every year on the last Sunday in May. Everyone is invited to join us in our homecoming celebration. If you have any questions feel free to contact any of the Trustees, Frank Rykard, Carlton Burnette, Jenny Andrews, Brian Wilson, Eugene Davis or Gene Gaston.51st Homecoming for Ebenezer United Methodist Church Photo submittedEbenezer United Methodist Church of Hamburg will be celebrating its 51st Homecoming Service, Sunday, May 26

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8B Madison County Carrier Wednesday, May 15, 2013 Path of Faith By Lynette NorrisGreene Publishing, Inc.Rahab, whose story is found in Joshua (chapters two and six), is one of the most unlikely and intriguing heroines of the Bible. Most know of her as the prostitute who saved the lives of the Israelite spies, who was in turned spared along with her family by the Israelite army when they invaded the city of Jericho, in the land of Canaan. Rahab lived during the Israelites conquest of Canaan (dated by various sources as anywhere from 1400 B.C. to 1200 B.C.), which was located in the western end of the fertile crescent of ancient Mesopotamia. By the time of their arrival near Jericho, their reputation had preceded them. Many had heard of their previous military conquests, and still spoke of their miraculous crossing of the Red Sea in their escape from the Egyptian army some 40 years earlier, as Rahab herself tells the two spies when they come to her house. The walled city-state of Jericho, devoted to the worship of Ashtaroth, the goddess of the moon, is described as one of the most wicked in Canaan, a seat of paganism and idol worship things that were especially abhorrent to the Israelites. Rahabs house, high upon the city wall, could be seen as symbolic of someone in a state of transition, someone who was aware of what was going on outside the enclosed world of the city; someone who could look into the distance beyond and see things that others couldnt. As for her profession, a few historical scholars suggest that she was not a prostitute at all, citing vague English translations of the word zanah, as well as writings by the 1st century historian Josephus, who referred to Rahab as an innkeeper/hostess or a tavern-keeper. A few centuries later, the medieval Jewish writer Rashi described her as a food-seller. If that were the case, it could seem a little more logical that the spies would have ended up in her lodgings. However, other scholars point out that the context of other scriptural uses of the Greek word zanah (especially in Lev. 21:7-14, Deut. 23:18, Jud. 11:1 and 1 Kings 3:16, Heb 11:31 and James 2:25) support its translation as harlot or prostitute. In that case, the story of her aid to the spies, her transformation into unlikely heroine and her ultimate place within the history of Israel becomes even more striking and dramatic. As for Jericho, in addition to being an appalling place of wickedness from the Israelite point-of-view, it is also one of the most strategically important city fortresses in Canaan. Located just west of the main ford on the lower Jordan River, it controls the crossing of the river and Women of the Bible: Rahab...Story continued on 9B...

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Path of Faith Madison County Carrier Wednesday, May 15, 2013 9B entrance into the land that lies west of it. If the Israelites hope to move any further into Canaan, they will have to take Jericho. Rahab, whether a hostess or a harlot, is in a position at the edge of the city to see and hear much. She may have heard stories from those who visited her house. She may have overheard the conversation of the soldiers who stood guard on the wall fortifications. She has certainly heard the same stories as everyone else about this seemingly invincible army that believes in the one all-powerful Yahweh. She is a woman who keeps her eyes open and her ear to the ground. She has the understanding to put all that information together and the discernment to realize what it means for Jericho. She is a realist who can see that the God of the Hebrews must indeed be far more powerful than the many gods in the pantheon of Canaan. She is a woman whose heart is open to change, when she sees the evidence of Gods power. When the two spies come to her abode, she sees right through them and recognizes them for what they are. I know that the Lord hath given you the land, and that your terror is fallen upon us, and that all the inhabitants of the land faint because of you, she tells the two men in Joshua 2:9. A moment later in verse 11, she adds, As soon as we had heard these things, our hearts did melt, neither did there remain any more courage in any man because of you. For the Lord your God, he is God in heaven above and in the earth below. She has already made the decision to help them. When the kings agents come to her house in search of the spies, she hides them on her roof and is smart enough not to outright deny having seen the men. The king already knows they have been seen there. Instead, she tells the agents that they already left under the cover of darkness, just as the city gates were about to close. If you hurry, you just might be able to overtake them. In exchange for her help, she elicits a promise that the spies will spare her, her parents, and her siblings. This they readily agree to, if she will gather all of her family together in her house and hang outside her window the same scarlet rope with which she lowered them to safety outside the wall. The symbolism of the scarlet rope in the window echoes the first Passover feast in Egypt, when the Angel of Death spared the firstborn of all those who had put the blood of the Passover lamb on their doorpost. It also prefigures the saving blood of Christ. As long as Rahabs family takes refuge and remains within the walls of the house marked with the scarlet rope, they will be safe; but if any of them venture outside their sanctuary, all bets are off. Also in her story, we see that once she acts on faith and follows the instructions the spies give her, she and her family are saved; not only saved from destruction, but redeemed from their past. They are among the first outsiders Gentiles taken into the fold. We hear of her again in the New Testament, Heb. 11:31 that by faith, Rahab Perished not with them that believed not, when she had received the spies in peace. Ultimately, she is not only brought into the fold, but also into the lineage from which Christ is born. In Matthew 1:5, she is married to Salmon, of the Tribe of Judah; their son is Boaz, who would later marry Ruth, another outsider, a Moabite woman whose devotion to her mother-in-law, Naomi, and faith in the Hebrew God Yahweh also brings her in to the fold, and into the lineage of Christ. Women of the Bible: Rahab Story cont. from 8B

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