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Wed. August 7, 2013VOL. 50 NO. 1 www.greenepublishing.com 50 cents Index 3 Sections, 26 Pages Local Weather Veiwpoints2A From Page One3A Obituaries4A Around Madison5,7,10A Greenville6A Classieds/ Legals8-9A Path of Faith Section B Back To School Section C We Begin The Countdown To Year NumberBy Lynette Norris Greene Publishing, Inc. "We're kind of like farmers praying for rain," City Commissioner Jim Stanley observed at one point, after a presentation that painted a rather gloomy picture for the city's budget for FY 2013-2014. City Manager Tim Bennett had called the special budget meeting to show the commission precisely where the city stood nancially at the present, pulling up records of where it had been six years ago just before the recession hit, tracking the progress of an ever-growing shortfall year-by-year as Madison has struggled to balance its budget since then, and trying to project what might happen in the future if various scenarios played out. The only item on the agenda was Bennett's request that the commission consider raising the tentative millage rate (7 mils) that it had voted on two weeks earlier it would give him some breathing room in preparing budget options but if not, he would prepare a budget draft dealing with the hand the commissioners gave him. He asked the board to keep an open mind as he walked them through a lot of detail about the city's current nancial situation, and proposed several ideas for dealing with both shortterm and longterm budget challenges, while he prepared to "throw those ideas up against the wall to see if they stick." Facing a $754,000 shortfall, Bennett had already prepared a "draft budget" based on the rolled-back millage rate of 6.1715 mils, that did not dip into the city's savings account (AKA the Water/Wastewater Contingency Fund), because the fund had already been drawn down in previous years from $2.1 million to $1.5 million. He also built into that budget draft an expected 15 percent hike in health care/insurance costs for city employees. Theoretically, the savings account/contingency fund is there for emergencies only, but in past years, the city has had to hit on it to offset numerous unexpected expenses, like the Fireghter Pension Fund shortfalls for 2009 ($42,300), 2010 ($80,100) and 2011 ($23,000), as well as the Police Department Pension shortfall in 2011 ($17,100). Additionally, there is the nearly $40,000 second oor renovation of the police department building that should be reimbursable from grant money, along with $13,500 for Quickbooks hardware and software, replacing the city's older, outdated nance/accounting software that was described as "a band-aid that kept falling off." There were also two large FY 2012-2013 transfers from the savings account ($188,000 to the water/wastewater department and $119,000 to the General Fund Budget). "We've tapped the savings account just to make this year's budget work," said Bennett, explaining why he didn't want to dip any further into the city's savings. The best city management practices call for enough money in a contingency fund to cover three months' operation. For Madison, that is about $1.8 million, but the fund is already City Manager Tim Bennett (far right) prepares to deliver his presentation to the Board of City Commissioners as City Clerk Lee Ann Hall passes out charts, spreadsheets and other information. (Left to right) Commissioners Judy Townsend, Ina Thompson and Jim Stanley, all seated; Hall, standing behind a chair, and Bennett at the end of the table. Not pictured: Commissioner Rayne Cooks, just outside the left of the photo, and Commissioner Jim Catron, who attended via speakerphone.Special Budget MeetingMadison City Commission“Praying For Rain” Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Lynette Norris August 1, 2013By Lynette Norris Greene Publishing, Inc.At the special budget meeting Friday, Aug 2, the Madison County Commission tentatively approved the millage rate for FY 20132014 at ten mils. The new millage rate was due primarily to the Florida Legislature's passing of new employer contribution rates to the Florida Retirement System, resulting in an additional $268,000 the county must pay into the system for all its employees. "They really just popped us with that this year," said Clerk of the Court Tim Sanders afterward. Passed on the last day of the legislative session, the hit was totally unexpected. There was no warning, or notication of any county ofcials that this was coming down the line. "This will make an impact on counties large and small," Sanders added, emphasizing that the new tentatively approved rate was due primarily in response to this "unfunded mandate." The rst public hearing on the matter is Wednesday, Sept. 4, at 5 p.m. in the Courthouse Annex.County Commission Approves Tentative Millage Rate By Jacob Bembry Greene Publishing, Inc. AMadison man ended up out ten dollars when he was reportedly handed a counterfeit $10 bill for change at a local grocery store. According to a Madison Police Department report, the victim said that he had gone to the grocery store and made a purchase with a $20 bill. His change included a $10 bill, which he was informed was counterfeit while he tried to buy gas at a convenience store. The victim left the convenience store and returned to the grocery store, where he told them what had happened and asked them what they were going to do about it.Counterfeit Money In Madison By Jacob Bembry Greene Publishing, Inc. Aman had his wallet and a pistol stolen when his car was broken into on Saturday, July 27. According to a Madison Police Department report, Cpl. Eric Gilbert was dispatched to a residence on NE Shelby Extension regarding a vehicle burglary. When he arrived, he made contact with the victim who told him that his car had been broken into and that his wallet, as well as a .40 caliber Springeld pistol had been taken. Sgt. Chris Cooks had earlier given Gilbert part of a wallet with the victim's driver's license inside earlier that day. He returned it to the victim when the call came in. The victim said that he had left the passenger side door open and there was no damage done to the vehicle. The glove compartment had been gone through but there was nothing inside that was taken. If you have any information on this crime, please call the Madison Police Department at (850) 973-5077. Wallet And Pistol Stolen By Jacob Bembry Greene Publishing, Inc. While getting a tire changed at the 248-mile marker on Interstate 10, an unloaded passenger bus was struck by another vehicle. According to a Florida Highway Patrol, Dianne Carrie Grinder, 61, of Robertsdale, Ala., was traveling west in the outside lane of the westbound lanes of Interstate 10 at mile marker 248. At the same time, the bus was parked on the north shoulder of I-10. Grinder's 2011 Chevrolet CRZ drifted onto the north shoulder where the bus was parked and the right side of it collided with the bus. Grinder pulled onto the north shoulder 200 feet west of the collision. No one was injured in the mishap. FHP Trooper Nathan K. Stidham was the investigating ofcer.Bus Struck By Lynette Norris Greene Publishing, Inc.Madison County Sheriff Ben Stewart proposed that the County Commissioners form a committee to revisit and review the interlocal agreement that has the Sheriff's communications ofce handling all the calls for both the Sheriff's ofce and the Madison Police Department. "There's an issue here," he told the Board of County Commissioners. He was dealing with a communications center that was dealing with a very high volume of calls, as many as 150 a day, and up to sixty thousand 911 calls in a year. "We need help," he told the Commission. "The little room is buzzing all the time." Stewart has already met with City Manager Tim Bennett and Chief ofSheriff Wants to Revisit Interlocal AgreementPlease See Rain On Page 3AWeve tapped the savings account just to make this years budget work,Ž -Tim Bennett, City ManagerPlease See Counterfeit On Page 3A Please See Revisit On Page 3A

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Last weekend in West Florida, an American hero died. His name was George Everett Day, but he was better known by his nickname “Bud.” I don’t know if he was the most decorated man from the Vietnam War, but he was certainly the most decorated airman – Medal of Honor, Air Force Cross, Silver Star … really, too many (something like 70 awards and decorations) to mention in this brief column. In the world of ghter pilots, which is not a shy fraternity, Bud stood out above the rest in a quiet, condent way. He didn’t have to tell anyone he was good; everybody knew it. The story of Bud Day began in 1925 in Iowa. At 17 in the early days of World War II, he dropped out of school to join the Marine Corps as an enlisted man. Following the war and using the GI Bill as a member of the National Guard, he pursued the education he had earlier missed, earning a law degree. Now commissioned, Bud attended pilot training and became a ghter pilot, completing two combat tours in the skies over Korea. Now he was at a crossroads – “do I continue to y ghters for the Air Force or open a law ofce?” Flying won out and he became an early F-100 Super Sabre pilot. Actually over the next 15 years, he ew nearly all the “Century series” ghters, accumulating thousands of ying hours in single engine jets. In 1967, Major Day went to Vietnam to ght in his third war before a planned retirement the following year. He was tasked to form a “Fast FAC (forward air controller)” program. Over South Vietnam, FACs ew slow propeller-driven aircraft to direct air support for ground units, but they couldn’t survive against heavier air defenses in North Vietnamese airspace. The Misty FACs that Bud Day organized ew twoseat F-100F aircraft above 450 knots to direct attacking ghters against enemy targets. In late August, while checking out a new pilot, Day’s jet was shot from the sky not far from the demilitarized zone between the two countries. He was terribly injured, captured, then escaped, and nearly made it to safety after more than two weeks of escape and evasion. When he was recaptured, he underwent severe torture and imprisonment under inhumane conditions. Several months later, he arrived at a North Vietnamese prison camp near death. Retirement would have to wait. First his roommate Norris Overly began to nurse him back to health and then they were joined by a third prisoner in even worse shape. That man was Lt Cmdr John S. McCain III. Overly and Day began to treat their new addition, bringing him back from the brink of death. John McCain of future political fame would say that he learned indomitable will to overcome any adversity from Bud Day. Bud Day endured more than ve years of imprisonment as a POW. As an older man in his mid-40s, he was revered by his mostly younger contemporaries – “if Major Day can put up with this, I surely can.” When he was repatriated in early 1973 to his beloved family and nation, he was repeatedly recognized, not only for his individual acts of heroism, but for his steadfast leadership under the most grueling circumstances. Now, not only a free man but a senior colonel, it took Bud a year of surgeries and physical rehabilitation to return to ight status, this time as an F-15 pilot and vice commander of the 33rd Fighter Wing “Nomads” at Eglin AFB. You can’t keep a good man down, especially if his name is Bud Day. In 1977, Bud hung up his spurs with more than thirty years of service and retired to become a small town lawyer. One interesting case he took on became quite big. In the 1990s, the Department of Defense was planning to dump military retirees from their promised lifetime medical insurance into Medicare. Bud sued in federal court as a class action. Eventually the suit was dismissed but Bud had fought so tenaciously that public opinion forced Congress to address the situation with new legislation. The result was a secondary insurance program that retirees like myself enjoy to this day. Thanks Bud. I last saw Bud in the summer of 1996 at Eglin during a presidential visit. Linda and I were seated just in front of him. I recognized him immediately and introduced my wife to him. He was gracious and humble, a great gentleman. I was star-struck -we both may have been colonels, but he was “the man.” Bud wasn’t a big fellow in stature, but he was all heart. The warrior spirit coursed through his veins. A code of the Old West called for the hero to gallop toward the sound of gunre. That was Bud Day. Whether it was an air battle, a prison cell, or a courtroom, Bud Day never backed down from a good ght. But even the greatest warrior nally wears down. Last week, Bud Day ended his ght and moved to higher ground. As Matthew records in the Gospel of Jesus Christ, “well done good and faithful servant.”The following is a list of the healthiest foods that you can eat. This food list will help you have an idea as to what foods are the best for your body. Fruits Apricots Apricots contain Betacarotene which helps to prevent radical damage and also helps to protect the eyes. A single apricot contains 17 calories, 0 fat, and one gram of fiber. You can eat them dried or soft. Mango A medium sized mango packs 57 MG of vitamin C, which is nearly your entire daily dose. This antioxidant will help prevent arthritis and also boost your immune system. Cantaloupe A cantaloupe contains 117 GG of vitamin C, which is about double the recommended dose. Half a melon contains 853 MG of potassium, which is nearly twice as much as a banana, which helps to lower blood pressure. Half a melon contains 97 calories, 1 gram of fat, and 2 grams of fiber. Tomato A tomato can help cut the risk of bladder, stomach, and colon cancers in half if you eat one daily. A tomato contains 26 calories, 0 fat, and 1 gram of fiber. Vegetables Onions An onion can help to protect against cancer. A cup of onions offers 61 calories, 0 fat, and 3 grams of fiber. Broccoli Broccoli can help protect against breast cancer, and it also contains a lot of vitamin C and betacarotene. One cup of chopped broccoli contains 25 calories, 0 fat, and 3 grams of fiber. Spinach Spinach contains carotenoids that can help fend off macular degeneration, which is a major cause of blindness in older people. One cup contains 7 calories, 0 fat, and 1 gram of fiber. Grains, beans, and nuts Peanuts and other nuts can lower your risk of heart disease by 20 percent. One ounce contains 166 calories, 14 grams of fat, and over 2 grams of fiber. Pinto beans A half cup of pinto beans offers more than 25 percent of your daily foliate requirement, which protects you against heart disease. Half a cup contains 103 calories, 1 gram of fat, and 6 grams of fiber. Skim milk offers vitamin B2, which is important for good vision and along with Vitamin A could improve allergies. You also get calcium and vitamin D as well. One cup contains 86 calories, fat, and 0 fiber. Seafood Salmon all cold water fish such as salmon, mackerel, and tuna are excellent sources of omega 3 fatty acids, which help to reduce the risk of cardiac disease. A 3 ounce portion of salmon contains 127 calories, 4 grams of fat, and 0 fiber. Crab is a great source of vitamin B12 and immunity boosting zinc. A 3 ounce serving of crab offers just 84 calories, 1 gram of fat, and 0 fiber.www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, August 7, 2013 2A € Madison County CarrierVIEWPOINTS& OPINIONS National SecurityJoe Boyles Guest Columnist Did You Know...Return To The PastFor as much as I love to cook, many nights after coming home from work, I nd myself with a bowl of cereal in front of me. Don’t get me wrong, I actually adore my cereal for a quick evening meal, it’s not too heavy on my nighttime tummy and I really do love how it tastes. Sometimes I even get creative and add several fruits or mix several cereals to design my “own” avors, and hey, that’s cooking on some level, right? There are those evenings however, that I really want to taste a different food on my palate. I also have a strong desire to invest more creativity into my cooking than opening up a box. These are the times that cooking does more for me than simply feeding my hunger. When I have the time to experiment with food, I nd that I can lose track of time. I become an experimental cook “in the zone.” Cooking like this connects my past to my present. I take foods from my past (recipes or memories) and connect them with my current food loves and/or methods which then makes my cooking feel like an active experiment that satises not only my appetite, but satises my need to create and my need to nurture. These are the times where cooking satises my soul. So, after working all day and coming home with a belly growling so loud it makes your dogs leave the room (yes, this has actually happened), who has time for those warm fuzzy feelings connected with that type of cooking? This is the jam that I found myself in last night. Thankfully I had the foresight to thaw chicken out the night before, so I had a main ingredient. A quick ip through my notebook of recipes and I pulled one out that I had tried before, but knew I wanted to change. The recipe was a jam-glazed chicken. I had already listed what I didn’t like about it and went about trying to gure out how I wanted it changed. After a look around the spices and in the fridge, I had it. I seasoned the chicken breasts with salt, pepper and garlic. I placed the chicken in a hot cast iron skillet that I had put about 3 TB of ghee into. While the chicken was browning, I opened up a jar of peach and bourbon preserves that I had just made a few weeks ago and stirred in a few pinches of crushed red pepper. After both sides of the chicken were browned, I spread a thick coating of the preserves on top of the chicken and put the skillet into a 400degree oven. It baked about 30 minutes because my chicken pieces were medium size, but the 165 degree reading on my thermometer was my signal for doneness. The avor? Fantastic! My passion, creativity and appetite were all satised, and in a fairly short amount of time. I’m going to share my “recipe” with you, but it won’t look like a traditional recipe with set amounts and ingredients. I want you to have the joy of creating your own passionate food experience. Let me know how it turns out. Create-Your-Own Chicken with Jam Chicken pieces (your favorite) or possibly even another meat Bone-in or boneless (I used breast meat, but use pieces you prefer) Spices (use one or several) Salt, pepper, garlic, dill, rosemary, allspice, sage, cinnamon, tarragon, etc. Fat (your choice) Ghee, butter and veg. oil mix (butter by itself will burn), olive oil, bacon grease Jam or Preserves (those listed go well, but try whatever you like) Peach, cranberry, lemon, grapefruit, orange, apricot Jam Mix-ins (spices, fresh herbs, fresh garlic, wine, liqueurs, bourbon) optional Season chicken with spices (I used about 2 teaspoons for 3 pieces chicken) Place seasoned chicken into a heated cast iron skillet or oven-proof casserole that has about 1 TB of fat per piece of meat (you can use less if you’re using a non-stick skillet). Brown chicken on both sides. When chicken is browned, spread jam on top. Bake uncovered until chicken registers 165 degrees with a thermometer. Eat with abandon. Note: If you’ve never used Ghee, it’s great to fry with because it has a high smoke point, meaning it breaks down slower and takes more heat before it will begin to smoke. Ghee is claried butter that has been heated and simmered until the water and milk fat separate. This creates a buttery oil that has the quality above, yet still gives the buttery avor. Note of Admission: one bowl of cereal was consumed while deciding what to cook. (optional) To contact me about recipes or to let me know about your food experiments, you can email me at rose@greenepublishing.com.Jamming It Up With Chicken Rose Klein ColumnistFrank NathanExecutive Director Lake Park of Madison Health & Wellness Tips Searching For Ambrosia Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Rose Klein July 31, 2013Spicy BourbonPeach Chicken.

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www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, August 7, 2013Madison County Carrier € 3AFROMPAGEONEWorld NewsBy Rose Klein Grandmother Elephant Takes Over Nursing Mothers NewbornIn Ramat Gan, Israel, A grandmother elephant of 25, La Petite, is nursing her daughter’s newborn. Zoo ofcials are concerned that the bonding between the seven-year old mother, La Belle, and baby may be affected and that La Petite may be over-stepping her boundaries. Ofcials are reluctant, however to intervene because La Petite is pregnant and they are afraid that interference could endanger her pregnancy. Ofcials also think that La Belle could be feeling overwhelmed, being that this is her rst live baby. Her previous pregnancy ended with a miscarriage. This makes ofcials believe that the grandmother may actually be helping her daughter, instead of interfering.Laboratory Grown Hamburger Cooked and Eaten On TelevisionIn London, a veyear science experiment ended with a “hamburger” being cooked and eaten on television. The beef patty was grown invitro from cattle stem cells. John Schonwald, a known food writer, said the patty had an “animal protein cake-like quality” and “lacked fat.” The Dutch scientist who created the cultured beef said, “It’s a pretty good start.” His aim is to show that future meat will not necessarily have to come from the costly rearing and slaughtering of millions of animals, and will help with increasing meat production demands and the environment. The burger was created by knitting together 20,000 strands of laboratory-grown protein that was combined with ingredients normally associated with burgers, such as bread crumbs, egg powder and salt with red beet juice and saffron for color.Colony Of Baboons Suffer From Unknown DepressionA Netherlands zoo has reported that a colony of 112 baboons appear to have simultaneously developed depression. They are refusing food and unwilling to groom. The ofcials are stumped as to why the baboons are now, for most of their day, sitting motionless with their backs towards the zoo visitors. A further mystery is that it’s the fourth time this has happened in the zoo. Wijbren Landman, zoo biologist, said the baboons were in the same state in 1994, 1997 and 2007. This hasn’t happened at other zoos, but it has been seen in the wild where baboons will become upset after being challenged by a predator. Landman claims there are no predators on the baboon island. He did say that some recovery appears to have slowly begun among the baboons. Woman And Son Removed From Bus For Lack Of Exact ChangeIn Montreal, a 24year old woman and her son were kicked off a bus and given a $219 ne for not having the exact change for their bus fare. The woman, Pauline Tantost, said she tried to pay the $3 fare with a $5 bill. The bus driver refused the bill and warned her she could be ned if she remained on board without a bus ticket. Tantost refused to leave because she said she was trying to get home with her son, who had just had a lengthy stay in Montreal Children’s Hospital. Shortly after, inspectors met and boarded the bus, and asked for her ticket. Mother and son were escorted to the sidewalk and left with the $219 citation. Tantost has lled a formal complaint over the incident. 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) 973-4121 2013E-mail Information:News news@greenepublishing.comAdvertisement ads@greenepublishing.comClassifieds / Legals classifieds@greenepublishing.comWeb Site: www.greenepublishing.com PublisherEmerald GreeneSenior Staff WriterJacob BembryStaff WritersLynette Norris, Rose KleinGraphic DesignersSteven Godfrey, Tori SelfAdvertising Sales RepresentativesJeanette DunnBookeeping Brooke Kinsley Classified and Legal AdsCheltsie KinsleyDeadline for classieds is Monday at 3 p.m.Deadline for legal advertisements is Monday at 5 p.m. There will be a $7 charge for affidavits.Circulation DepartmentSheree MillerSubscription Rates:In-County $35 Out-of-County $45 E-Edition $25 ($5 add on to existing subscription) (State & local taxes included) Rain Cont. From Page 1Abelow that level, with more hits expected. In the face of slow or at economic growth, Madison has seen a fall in revenue in several areas, including a fall in revenue for natural gas, as fewer and fewer customers use it. People cut back in other areas as well, which have had an effect on city revenues, but expenses have gotten bigger. One of the biggest chunks of rising expenses is the city’s aging infrastructure; whenever city crews have to tear up a street to repair broken pipelines, for instance, there is not only the pipeline repair cost, but also the additional expense to patch up the street afterwards. Another major budget crunch area is the 24/7 re and police protection for a small town like Madison, which has a larger than average police force (15 ofcers) when compared to towns of similar size. For instance, the slightly larger towns of Umatilla, Port St. Joe and Chipley have eight, seven and 11 ofcers respectively, and not as many police vehicles. The ideas “bounced off the wall” included reducing the number of personnel in the police department by two ($110,000 savings) the water department by one ($36,000) and public works department by one ($36,000). For the second oor police building renovations, ideas included the delay of furniture, uptting and utilities for one FY ($21,500). Other savings for the Madison P.D. included delaying the lease of a new police chief vehicle for one scal year. Other ideas: have reghters and police ofcers assume a greater share of payment into their retirement funds; sell the Woman’s Club Building to the Woman’s Club for $1, eliminating the need to install a $15,000 sewer connection; reduce leave buy-back to 50 percent of leave available; reducing overtime by one-third; reducing allocations to the Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development Council and Senior Citizen’s Center by half, raising fees charged for city services, renancing wastewater bonds, competitive bidding for things like pest control and banking services, and outsourcing of others. “These ideas are all painful,” he acknowledged. “Some less painful than others.” In the meantime, he also wanted to look for ways to reduce spending in any of a myriad of small ways that might come up in the day-to-day operations, perhaps by having all expenditures over $500 come through him. “It might be that we can save a penny here and a penny there,” he said. “After a while, those pennies mount up.” In summing up the presentation, Bennett presented a chart showing the additional revenues that would be brought in, and what that would mean to individual homeowners if city’s tax rate were higher; say, 7.5 mils, or even the uncharted territory or 8 or 8.5 mils. The City Commission discussed the options, but ultimately felt that a time of no economic growth was not a good time to raise taxes on people; the tentative millage rate would remain at seven mils. Nor was the commission willing to actually lay off anyone, preferring to reduce the number of personnel a little more painlessly, by attrition. The next time someone retires or leaves the city’s employ, they agreed to look long and hard at the position being vacated to see if the city could manage without it for a while. Bennett said he would then prepare the draft budget based on seven mils, but reminded everyone that rate hikes, tax hikes or other hard choices would be inevitable sooner or later, simply because the current imbalance between revenue and expenditures could not be sustained indenitely. It was a gloomy budget outlook overall, but not without a moment or two of levity. In reference to Commissioner Stanley’s earlier remark about praying for rain, he deadpanned, to a round of chuckles, that, “Maybe that’s not such a bad idea, so that crop of money trees will come in.” Counterfeit Cont. From Page 1AThe manager of the store explained to Ofcer Reggie Alexander that there are always people going into the store and saying they have bogus bills from the store, but the store is not able to swap a good bill for a bad one. Alexander informed the victim that this was a civil issue and to contact the store’s headquarters. The counterfeit $10 was collected to be turned over to the Secret Service. Revisit Cont. From Page 1APolice Gary Calhoun, and said that although he realized that there might not be anything anyone could do be cause of regulations and so forth, he at least wanted to issue looked at and addressed somehow. He now has numbers and data on the amount of calls coming in, and “I want people to see that.” Commissioner Ronnie Moore said that he was open to reviewing the interlocal agreement. Interlocal agreements were meant to be reviewed and revisited from time to time, he believed, “because times change.” Stewart agreed that times did indeed change. When he signed off on the agreement in 2009, it was a workable agreement, with nowhere near the volume of calls that were coming in at the present time. By Lynette Norris Greene Publishing, Inc. The Third Annual Cattle Battle is slated for October 23-26 this year, and Opie Peavy told the County Commission that already there was signicant interest in the show, with people from all over the state, and Georgia as well, making inquiries. Since it’s never too early to start making plans, Peavy was addressing the Commission to requesting their permission to allow the show to once again use the “cattle barn” at the Ag Center. “Last year, 64 cows came to the show, and only about 10 of those were local,” said Peavy. “The show brings in a lot of out-of-town folks.” The cattle themselves are all 4H and FFA projects, so Madison County not only brings in many out-of-town visitors with the show, it also supports youth programs and young people involved in agriculture. “We need y’all’s support,” said Peavy. “And we need y’all’s blessing for use of the cattle barn for the Cattle Battle.” The Commissioners voted 5-0 to approve the request. County Commission Okays Cattle Battle VenueOpie Peavy addresses the County Commission about using the cattle barn for the Third Annual Cattle Battle. The Commission unanimously approved Peavys request. Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Lynette Norris, August 2, 2013

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August 8 Substitute teacher training, 9-11:30 a.m., School Board Office, 210 NE Duval Ave., contact Willie Williams or Linda Irvine, (850) 973-5022. August 9-10 Madison High School Red Devil Reunion. All Red Devils welcome. August 9, Red Devil BBQ. Social, 5 p.m., dinner, 7 p.m. Dancing, 8 p.m. Jellystone Park, with Tom and the Cats, $30 per person. August 10. Golf Tournament, 8 a.m., $37 per person. Lunch included. All Red Devil Reunion Celebration. Social, 5 p.m. Dinner, 7 p.m. Dancing, 8 p.m. Jellystone Park, with band, Daddy’s Money. $30 per person. For more information, call Martha at (850) 545-6274 or Liz (404) 926-4273. August 10 Back 2 School Explosion, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Colin P. Kelly, Jr. Gym at North Florida Community College. Free food, free school supplies, information and resources, entertainment and giveaways. Parents or guardians must be present with children to receive supplies. For more information, please call Jerome Wyche at (850) 464-0196. Bruce Smith at (850) 510-7512 or Cindy Vees at (850) 464-7611. August 13 One night revival, Lee Worship Center, begins at 7 p.m. Lee Worship Center is located at 471 SE Magnolia Drive in Lee. August 15 Madison County Central School will hold an open house on Thursday, Aug. 15, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. for grades PreK through eighth. November 1 Members of the Madison High School Class of 1973 are planning a class reunion to be held December 27-29, 2013. The committee is asking that all class members please contact one of the persons listed below to express your interest in participating in the reunion and receive further information. The registration deadline is November 1, 2013. To register, or for more information, please contact: Mary Frances Mauldin, mauldinm73@g mail.com ; Sharon James Postell, goldenlife59@gmail.co m, (850) 9736200; Renetta Warren Parrish, renetta.parrish@yahoo.com (850) 464-0610; or Fagarie Wormack, fwormack@yahoo.com. www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, August 7, 2013 4A € Madison County CarrierAROUNDMADISONCOUNTY ObituariesCommunity Calendar Gloria G. ZollnerGloria G. Zollner, beloved wife, mother and grandmother age 76, passed away Thursday, August 1, 2013, at Madison County Memorial Hospital. She was born in Queens, N.Y., and was a homemaker. She is survived by her husband, John Zollner; her children, Robert, Denice, Ruthann, Sherrie, and Gloria. She also had 17 loving grandchildren and 8 loving great grandchildren. We love you and miss you, but as you would say, “Take Care.” Beggs Funeral Home is in charge of arrangement. 850-9732258.Did You Know?In 2013 you can reuse calendars from the following years: 2002, 1991, 1985, 1974, 1963, 1957, 1946, 1935, 1929, and 1918. Comic Of The Week MMA Action And The Stars Of Swamp People Invade Live Oak!XSE Live is excited to announce the return of Jay Paul and RJ Molinere from History’s hit TV show The Swamp People – for a very special meet and greet as part of MMA Unleashed taking place August 9th in Live Oak at the Suwannee County Coliseum.Jay Paul & RJ were part of the hugely successful (and sold-out) kickoff of MMA Unleashed in June Check out exclusive highlights from the Punta Gorda debut event right here – http://www.youtube.co m/watch?v=1pBX3Zt2 Jjs. Here’s more about the Father-Son team of RJ and Jay Paul Molinere, who between them have over 50 years of experience of hunting one scariest killing machines in the whole world. RJ is a Houma Native American and a strong competitor at whatever he does. He is regarded as the world’s best alligator hunter at 154 lbs. He is a 4-time World Champion arm wrestler, and a 2-time Arnold Classic Arm wrestling Champion. RJ has lived most of his life off of the lands resources trapping, shrimping, crabbing, and alligator hunting. He is a devoted husband, father, son, brother, grandfather and uncle to many special people. Jay Paul is a 2-time Golden Gloves Boxing Champion, regional boxing champion, and an undefeated MMA fighter. He loves to hunt, fish and just about any outdoor activities. This amateur MMA Event will feature ten-plus bouts, Big Mama’s prize patrol, ring card girls, vendors and so much more. Portions of the proceeds will benefit the Florida Sherriff’s Youth Ranch. Fans can purchase tickets at Buddy’s Home Furnishing Outlets in Lake City, Gainesville and Valdosta and Dixie Grill in Live Oak and at www.XSELive.com. Don’t miss out on this unique blend of mixed martial arts, fan-friendly activities and sheer entertainment that ONLY XSE Live can offer. This MMA event is sanctioned by the ISCF. MMA Unleashed Suwannee County Coliseum 1302 11th St SW Live Oak, FL 32064 Doors are 5:30 PM for VIP, all others 6:30 PM QUICK GLANCE What: MMA Unleashed When: August 9, 2013 (Friday) Where: Suwannee County Coliseum 1302 11th St SW Live Oak, FL 32064 Events: 10-plus MMA Bouts sanctioned by ISCF Meet and Greet Autograph session with Swamp People’s RJ and Jay Paul Molinere Ring Girls Vendors Tickets: General Admission $25 Floor Reserved $40 Gold Circle (Rows 1-3) $55 VIP $125* *includes reserved seating in rows 1 – 2, laminated VIP pass, early entry at 5:30pm, front of line for autograph session, program. Tickets at: www.xselive.com Buddy’s Home Furnishings in Lake City and Gainesville, FL & Valdosta, GA locations. MEDIA CONTACT Alfred Simpson, Media Relations Director (813) 344-8904

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By Lynette Norris Greene Publishing, Inc.With a two-year community college in Madison County, there was also a need in the community for some educational entity that would provide four-year programs for its graduates. When Saint Leo University opened its Madison Education Center on the NFCC campus, it offered the community college graduates a chance to complete four-year degrees and prepare for a career, or for further education elsewhere. Students who could not afford to live away from home and pay for an education too, or who, because of family or other obligations could not leave their home communities, were now afforded an opportunity they would not otherwise have had. Dr. Brian O’Connell, Assistant Professor of Education at Saint Leo’s Madison Center, and a recipient of the CITE Award (April 2013) for excellence in online instruction and administration, spoke to the Madison Rotary Club about the impact Saint Leo’s has had on the community of Madison through just one of its programs: elementary education. Saint Leo’s Elementary Education program is a state-approved Teacher Education program, and when students finish, they are immediately qualified for Florida certification in grades K-6, including the ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) endorsement and Reading endorsement. The ESOL consists of two semesters of courses and a comprehensive in-class exam, and the Reading endorsement requires three semesters of reading instruction courses and completion of a Reading Impact project. Graduates have also spent three semesters in practicum placements in local schools and have completed a 16-week full time assignment in a student teaching internship. They must pass a general knowledge test of math, reading, English, and essay, a subject area exam in K-6. They must also attend one professional education conference. In terms of preparedness, Saint Leo graduates have spent two years in the elementary education environment in the county where they live, whether that is Madison County or any of the other five surrounding counties served by NFCC/Saint Leo. In terms of benefit to the community, “We harvest folks from local communities and provide home-grown teachers,” said O’Connell. “Homegrown teachers tend to stay. They have continuity with the community. People will stay in a community they care about.” “For many of the students, were it not for the possibility of getting their degree in Madison, they would not be teachers,” he added. “It’s a degree that cannot be gotten online.” It is a course of intense work and study, and after the first semester, some students will decide that it is not for them. But of the Education Majors who begin their second semester of coursework at the Madison Center, 90 percent complete the degree. For the last three years, graduates have found 100 percent employment, and since 2007, the Madison Center has produced 111 certified teachers. For more information about the Madison Center and the programs it offers, visit the website at www.saintleo.edu/educationcenters/locations/madison-educationcenter.aspx or call the Madison Center at (850) 973-3356. The Madison Center is also on Facebook. www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, August 7, 2013Madison County Carrier € 5AAROUNDMADISONCOUNTY BAILEY MONUMENT CO 740252 Happy 90th Birthday Tom GrahamThe children of Tom Graham would like to invite you to his 90thBirthday Party on Saturday, August 10, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the United Methodist Cooperative Ministries on Colin P. Kelly Highway. Your gift is your presence. Saint Leo Universitys Elementary Education ProgramGreene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Lynette Norris, July 31, 2013Dr. Brian OConnell of Saint Leo Universitys Madison Center talks about the centers Elementary Education program, one of several four-year degrees offered.

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www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, August 7, 2013 6A € Madison County CarrierAROUNDMADISONCOUNTY Auto Parts Building Becomes American Legion PostBy Jacob Bembry Greene Publishing, Inc. Outside the building, one can see the faded NAPA sign, but walking through the building in Greenville, there is little left to remind one that the building once housed car parts. There are some pegboards left on the walls, which once held fan belts and hoses or screws and bolts, but not much else. When one walks through the doors, one can look to his immediate right and see the area where Preston Gainey holds his smoking cessation lessons every Tuesday evening. The area also holds the place where Veterans Service officer Oliver Bradley meets with veterans who need to discuss concerns or benefits with him every Thursday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Right behind this area is the office space, rented by Southern Habitats, owned by Joe and Kathy Reams, which is a reforestation program, which helps replant wetland plants disrupted by any state construction program. On the right is the room, where the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary hosts their meetings. They had been meeting in the homes of different ladies in the auxiliary. They now have a central meeting place. Standing in the building’s foyer, if one walks straight ahead, they walk into the American Legion Hall. It replaces the space in the Scott Realty Office, which had served as the Post’s hall. To the immediate left when one walks into the hall, they can turn and walk into the office of Post Commander Roy Scott. On the far left walls in the hall, there are two restrooms, one a women’s restroom, the other a men’s restroom. The whole building is furnished throughout with furniture that came from Florida State University, which Scott explains that he purchased at auctions, which are held on even months on the Tallahassee campus. Scott also points out that the paint that was used is recycled paint that the Post got from Leon County. Every Thursday, Leon County offers recycled paint to anyone who wants it. According to demand, they can get either one or two five-gallon buckets of the paint. The appliances in the kitchen part of the post have all been donated, as has much of the labor. Scott said that soon there would be floor covering in the building and that Joe Reams will do some landscaping. Already Scott has planted some hardy lantana flowers right outside the building. The American Legion Post, a few paid part-time workers and many volunteers have transformed the former NAPA Auto Parts into a great place for the Post to meet. Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jacob Bembry, August 5, 2013A pegboard inside is one of the few reminders that the building once was used for an auto parts business. Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jacob Bembry, August 5, 2013The faded sign outside shows that the building once housed NAPA Auto Parts. Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jacob Bembry, August 5, 2013The desk for the head of the Ladies Auxiliary in the American Legion meeting hall. Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jacob Bembry, August 5, 2013The kitchen in the American Legion meeting hall. Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jacob Bembry, August 5, 2013The foyer inside the American Legion Hall. Preston Mathews teaches smoking cessation meetings there on Tuesday evenings and Veterans Service Director Oliver Bradley meets with Greenville-area veterans on Thursday mornings. Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jacob Bembry, August 5, 2013The Ladies Auxiliary for the Greenville American Legion now have their own meeting room. Previously, they had alternated between different homes of the ladies.Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jacob Bembry, August 5, 2013American Legion Post Commander Roy Scott sits in his of“ce at the newly renovated American Legion Hall, which was formerly NAPA Auto Parts in Greenville.

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Submitted by Inv. Mark JoostThe Madison County Sheriff’s Office will be offering an Intermediate Pistol Course for citizens from 2 p.m. until approximately 8:30 on Saturday, Aug. 10. This six-and-a-half course is designed to build a winning foundation for basic concealed carry weapon courses. It will also benefit anyone who desires to increase their knowledge, confidence and ability to prevail in a violent confrontation. There are many fine N.R.A. instructors facilitating concealed carry weapon classes locally and throughout our nation. Many of us take it serious to prepare law abiding citizens for the dynamics of armed confrontations. I consider this a team effort with all of my fellow N.R.A. instructors. My concern remains with the brief gun show type courses. Although many of these instructors may be presenting their material in a professional manner, and may meet the state requirement within a few hours, citizens often leave these gun show type courses more confused than before they started or they are completely unaware of very important issues. Our courses are attempting to offer instruction in areas that statistics show to be extremely important. We want to assist good people in becoming aware and prepared. It is up to individuals to make the choices that are best for them. Our concealed carry weapon course helps you establish a winning foundation. This intermediate course will provide additional skills we consider a necessity to win mentally, physically and spiritually. Some of the skills we will cover in this course include: Fine tuning weapon concealed carry op tions. Less lethal options.  Accessing a firearm concealed on your per son and firing. Clearing handgun malfunctions.  Cover vs. concealment.  Firing from cover.  Enhancing marksmanship fundamentals.  Enhancing speed and accuracy with a  firearm. Reloading under stress.  Night firing with and without a flashlight.  Basic instinctive  shooting. Handgun retention.  Predator proximity  awareness. Handgun disassem bly, cleaning and assembly. If you have any questions, please contact Captain Mark W. Joost at (850) 519-0947. www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, August 7, 2013Madison County Carrier € 7AAROUNDMADISONCOUNTY An Internet connection isnt just nice to have anymore. Its a necessity. Home Internet service is important for school, todays job market and to stay connected. Now its affordable with CenturyLink Internet Basics.Qualifying low-income families living in a CenturyLink service area should call 1.800.257.3212 or visit www.centurylink.com/internetbasics to determine if they qualify and learn more about the CenturyLink Internet Basics discount program. An affordable computer and free basic internet training are also available. Dog Days Of SummerBy Rose Klein Greene Publishing, Inc.Summer is here and with it, lots of opportunities for you and your pet to be outdoors. Time off from work may mean vacation or more walks and playtime outside for you and your pet. But, just like you, your dog or cat may need a little downtime after too much fun in the sun. Dr. John Lewis at the Madison Veterinary Clinic offers these tips in caring for your animals during the summer. Heat Stroke – Make sure your pet has plenty of shade if they are outside and that they have plenty of fresh drinking water to prevent hydration. A doghouse is not suitable shade because the inside of a house will actually trap any cool air available and can cause the dog to overheat. If possible, a shady spot where a dog can dig is ideal. Monitor your dog if you take them for a walk or go hiking. Avoid times during the middle of the day that is the hottest. If you see your dog drooling or weaving, stop and cool them down immediately, these are signs of heat stroke. A side note to walking: avoid asphalt and concrete as it can burn your dogs paw pads. Lastly, special care should be given to short-muzzled dogs, such as pugs and Boston terriers or cats such as Persians. Car Rides – Taking your dog with you on short rides or errands is great for the dog, but not when it comes to leaving them in a parked car. Even with the windows down, the temperature inside a car can reach up to 100 degrees in a matter of minutes. After 30 minutes, the temperature can be over 120 degrees, and can cause irreversible organ damage and death. Never leave your animal in a parked car, even for a few minutes. Snake Bites – Keep your dog safe on walks by keeping them on a leash. Allowing your dog or cat to roam freely puts them at risk for snakebite. Rattlesnakes and cottonmouths are prevalent in Northern Florida, so be on guard any time you’re out for a walk, especially near ponds. If your dog or cat is bitten, get them to a vet immediately. Your veterinarian can administer anti-venom if necessary, but for it to be the most effective, your pet should have the anti-venom one to four hours after the snakebite. Insect Bites/Stings – Bees, wasps and yellow jackets cause an increase in bites and stings for pets during the summer. The severity of symptoms from a sting depends on the response from the animal and number of bites they take. If there were multiple stings, it could cause your pet to have respiratory problems, from mild to severe. Insect bites and stings are typically treated with antihistamines. Fleas and Ticks – Keeping your pet free from eas and ticks during the summer can be a full-time job. Flea problems can be the most aggravating and hardest to control for pet owners. A common thought is that cold weather will “kill off” eas, but this unfortunately is not the case. Flea eggs can remain dormant up to one year. When the increased temperatures and humidity of summer comes, those dormant eggs will hatch. Dr. Lewis says that eas may seem to prefer one pet to another, however all pets in the household should be treated, as well as the entire environment. When treating your pets for eas, he says what appears to be most effective right now for dogs is Comfortis and Trifexis. In treating ticks, the Preventix collar has had good results. For cats, he really likes Revolution, not only for it’s effectiveness but also because it is topical. He goes on to say that Comfortis is good too, but only if your cat is good at taking pills. Summertime Travel – Carsickness is the most common complaint when pet owners take their pets with them on vacation. Dr. Lewis says this can be caused by motion sickness or from anxiety. Motion sickness can be treated with medications that you can get from your veterinarian. If your pet has anxiety from being in the car, medication can help this as well, but for a long-term solution, behavior modication is required. Gradually increasing your pet’s time in your vehicle can help them adjust or you might even consider seeing an animal behaviorist for further help if necessary. Thunderstorm Phobia – Summer in Florida brings summer rain and with that, thunder. Many pets are fearful of thunder and if not addressed, can result in damage to the house, or injury to themselves, when left alone. There are several possibilities when treating thunderstorm phobia. Tranquilizers and anti-anxiety medications that you obtain from your veterinarian, can be given for a short-term solution, but will not solve the overall issue. Products that you can purchase, such as a “Thunder Shirt” that is purported to comfort your dog or cat during the storm or sprays and plug-ins that emit pheromones that soothes your pet, are a possibility, but have mixed results. A more permanent solution is behavioral modication, gradually exposing your pet to thunderstorm noise that could allow them to adapt overtime. Armed with these tips from Dr. Lewis, and a little help from your veterinarian, you and your pet can safely and happily enjoy summer. Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Rose Klein July 31, 2013Dr.John Lewis at Madison Veterinary Clinic helps owners with summer time pet issues. Sheriffs Of“ce To Offer Concealed Carry Weapons Class This Saturday

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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 REAL ESTATE FOR SALE BY OWNER MOBILE HOMES FOR SALE FOR SALE FOR RENT HELP WANTED Buy, Sell or Trade In The Classi“edsCall 973-4141 Call 973-4141$12 $12 (for 20 words or less)www.greenepublishing.com SERVICES Classifieds . . . . . .8A Madison County Carrier Wednesday, August 7, 2013I am a retired nurse; and want to do private duty work with the elderly. If you can use me, I am available for any shift. Excellent references. 464-7276 (Cell) run, n/cPageant 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 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 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 Of“ce 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 ef“cient 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 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 MondayQuest Training offers a professional CNA prep class taught by a registered nurse. High pass rates on state test. No GED or Diploma required if age 18yr. Day and evening classes. 386-362-10658/7 8/28, pdAdvertising Sales Representative (salesman) needed. Our newspaper of“ce is seeking an outstanding individual to join or sales team. Do you possess a sunny, friendly attitude? Can you talk with customers easily and help them feel at home? Do you have a good personality and LOVE to talk on the telephone? If you are a team player, able to handle multiple tasks, have a friendly can-do-attitude, a great work ethic, are organized, and self-motivated then this job might be just for you. Apply in person only at Greene Publishing, Incs newspaper of“ce, located at 1695 South SR 53, in Madison.8/2 rtn, n/c1/4 inch coat galvanized steel cable for sale .15 cent a foot. We have as much as you need. (850) 464-3041.4/10 rtn, n/cMan 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/cBurial Lot in Pineland Cemetery For Sale (850) 869-0916.7/17 8/7, cNewspaper Bundles For Sale $1 each Greene Publishing, Inc. 1695 S. SR 53 in Madison (850) 973-4141.6/19 rtn, n/c LAND FOR SALE OWNER FINANCING 1/2 acre lots, $14,995 $1,995 down, $149 mo. City Water, Paved Roads Cleared, Underground Power DWMHs, Modular Homes Hwy 53 North 1/2 mile. Graceland Estates Call Chip Beggs 850-973-4116chipbeggs@embarqmail.com7/10 rtn, c3 Bedroom 2 Bath Call (850) 869-0916.7/17 rtn, cGift Shop Close Out Sale Sparks Tractor Company All John Deere merchandise 50% off starting July 1st August 30th. Layaway available. Regular business hours are Monday Friday from 8 a.m. 5 p.m. (850) 973-3355.7/17 8/28, c DRIVER NEEDED CDL required. Call Grubbs Petroleum. (850) 997-5632.7/24 rtn, c Faculty Position Registered Nurse wanted. See www.nfcc.edu for details.7/31, 8/7, c FLORIDA PRESS SERVICES, INC. STATEWIDE CLASSIFIED PROGRAM STATEWIDE CLASSIFIED ADS FOR 8/5/2013 THROUGH 8/11/2013To Place Your Ad Throughout The Entire State of Florida call Emerald Greene at 850-973-4141 ADOPTION ADOPT: A childless couple seeks to adopt. Loving home with tenderness, warmth, happiness. Financial security. Expenses paid. Regis & David (888)986-1520 or text (347)406-1924;www.davidandregisadopt.com -Adam B. Skiar FL# 0150789 AUCTIONS Absolute Auction-Andalusia, Alabama, Covington County, 188+/acres offered in 5-8 acre parcels, combos/entirety, 3 houses, metal building, August 20,1:00pm. Gtauctions.com, 205.326.0833, Granger, Thagard & Associates, Jack F Granger, #873 EDUCATION ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT TRAINEES NEEDED! Become a Certi“ed Microsoft Professional! NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED! SC TRAIN can get you job ready ASAP! HS Diploma/GED PC/Internet needed! 1-888-212-5888 HELP WANTED 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 Quali“ed drivers. Home most weekends. Call: (843)266-3731 / www.bulldoghiway.com. EOE Can You Dig It? Heavy Equipment Operator Training! 3 Weeks Hands On Program. Bulldozers, Backhoes, Excavators. Lifetime Job Placement Assistance. National Certi“cations. VA Bene“ts Eligible. 1-866-362-6497 Miscellaneous AIRLINE CAREERS begin here … Get FAA approved Aviation Maintenance Technician training. Housing and Financial aid for quali“ed students. Job placement assistance. Call AIM 866-3143769 REAL ESTATE/ LAND FOR SALE OWNER MUST SELL! Beautifully wooded homesite located next to crystal clear mountain lake, WISP Ski area and brand new golf Courseonly $79,900. Adjoining lot sold for $249,900. Bank will “nance. Call 301387-8100, x 91 Real Estate/ Lots & Acreage FORECLOSURE LAND LIQUIDATION! Own your own mountain retreat with National Forest access in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. 1+ acre mountain view homesite in gated mountain community, bargain priced at only $14,900 way below cost! Paved road, municipal water, underground power. Financing. Call now 1-866952-5303, x 32 160 Properties 65 Offerings August 27th & 28th 11:00 a.m. Atlanta, GA Holiday Inn Atlanta 4386 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd. !"#$ GAL # 2034; FLAL # AB-1488 Information 800.479.1763 johndixon.com A B S O L U T E* A U C T I O N 800-841-9400 338 Acres in Madison County, FLSaturday, August 17th 10:30 amTo Settle the Estate of the Patricia Glass Thorpe € Located on Old Blue Springs Road & Hickory Grove Road € Situated Only 15 Miles Northeast of Madison, FL € Selling Divided, In Combinations or As a Whole € Lot 1 40 Acres (37 Acres of 1993 Loblolly Pine) Lot 2 113 Acres (Merchantable Timber and a Pond) Lot 3 185 Acres (Merchantable Timber) € Good Road Frontage € Great Hunting & Recreational Property ESTATE AUCTION 3 BD 2 BA Mobile Home for Sale Completely re-modeled. New roof, wall, air conditioner, plus many others. Located off of Hwy 53. Will “nance up to 20 years. $59,500.00 Call for appointment. (386) 792-2532 or (850) 929-4707. Palmetto Holdings. 8/7 8/28, cFor Sale 5 Acres of Land in Lee, Fl. Lots of Beautiful Trees, Excellent Drainage. Property Located On a Dead End Rd. Very Secure Lot. Driveway with Culvert. Property Located Next to 178 NE Carnation Way, Lee, Fl. 32059. Asking $45,000. Call (941) 629-3675.8/7 8/28, pdDrivers: Guaranteed Home EVERY Weekend! Company: All Miles PAID (Loaded or Empty)! Lease: To Own NO Money Down, NO Credit Check! Call: 1-888-880-5916 8/7, pd Erectile Dysfunction Drugs May Be Dangerous To Your HealthFREE book by doctor reveals what the Donate A Boatsponsored by boat angel outreach centersSTOP CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN www.boatangel.com2-Night Free Vacation!Žor Car Today! 800 1 CAR L ANGE Go Painlessly with THERA-GESIC.THG-12902 in -GESIC. 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www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, August 7, 2013Madison County Carrier 9A ----Legals---7/31, 8/7 7/31, 8/7 7/31, 8/7 New Millennium Charter School is accepting bids for transportation services. All transportation bids are due by August 8, 2013. Bids may be mailed or hand delivered to: Dr. Jerri Haynes 2640 SW CR 360A Madison, FL 32340 Erectile Dysfunction Drugs May Be Dangerous To Your HealthFREE book by doctor reveals what the NOTICE Aucilla Area Solid Waste Administration is holding a meeting on August 12, 2013 at 4:00 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 850-948-4875.8/7 8/7 The following is a list of unclaimed bond money held by the Madison County Sheriffs Of“ce. Persons having or claiming any interest in said funds or any portion of them shall “le their written claim with the Sheriff or Clerk of Court and shall make suf“cient proof to said Sheriff or Clerk of his ownership and upon so doing shall be entitled to received any part of the money so claimed. Unless such bond money is claimed on or before the “rst day of September, 2012, same shall be declared forfeited and all claims in reference thereto are forever barred. DEFENDANT DATE POSTED AMOUNT POSTED KAREN HARRELSON9/7/9930.00 ADRIAN CANDELARIO RODRIGUEZ 2/31/041146.00 MARIO PEREZ A/K/A MIGUEL ROBLERO 4/18/05790.00 LANA ARTHUR9/26/05540.00 TELLAS DETRAIL BARNUM1/13/09390.00 WALLACE MCARTHUR10/20/09390.00 LOUIS RODRIGUEZ3/2/11540.008/7, 8/14, 8/21, 8/28 200 9 Hometown ContentSudoku Puzzle #2990-MMedium1 2 345 678 9 65 41 837 523 196 54 Sudoku Puzzle Of The Week

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North Florida Community College’s Community Theatre presents The Wizard of Oz Saturday, Aug. 10 at Van H. Priest Auditorium. Two show times are being offered, a Saturday matinee at 2 p.m. and an evening show at 7 p.m. Tickets are $6 (general admission) and available in advance or the night of the performance. Enchantment abounds as Dorothy begins her wondrous journey to The Land of Oz. Good Witch Glinda and the Munchkins point Dorothy toward the Yellow Brick Road, a magical path to The Emerald City -and we're off! Off to see the Wonderful Wizard of Oz! All the favorite characters join in the journey including the Scarecrow, Tin Man, Cowardly Lion and, of course, the Wicked Witch of the West. True to L. Frank Baum's heartwarming tale The Wonderful Wizard of Oz NFCC Community Theatre’s production brings the timeless children’s classic and all its favorite characters to life on the Van H. Priest Auditorium stage. The play, written and adapted by Kathryn Schultz Miller of ArtReach Children’s Theatre Plays, is being directed by NFCC’s own Denise Bell. Local stars, students and community members are starring in the production. “We are thrilled to bring this production to the NFCC stage,” said Bell. “I invite everyone to come out and support the students, children and community members who are putting this production together and bringing our Land of Oz to life. It’s a lot of work, but it’s so much fun to see the creativity and enthusiasm that surrounds each production.” For more information about the production, contact Denise Bell at (850) 9739481 or belld@nfcc.edu. The Wizard of Oz tickets are on sale now in the NFCC College Advancement Ofce (Bldg. 32, NFCC campus). For more information or to purchase tickets call (850) 973-1653 or email news@nfcc.edu. www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, August 7, 2013 10A € Madison County CarrierAROUNDMADISONCOUNTY NFCC Community Theatre presents The Wizard of Oz Saturday, Aug. 10 at Van H. Priest Auditorium Local stars, students and community members star in this timeless production

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SectionC Wednesday, August 7, 2013 Back to School” means it’s time to go back to dancing school as well. On Tuesday, September 3, the sound of tapping feet and lively music will once again be heard at Becky’s Dance Steps Studio as students put on their dancing shoes for the studio’s 38th season of dance instruction. Registration and Open House for the 2013 – 2014 terms will be held Wednesday, August 14th – Friday, August 16th, from 3 pm – 6 pm at the studio located at 438 East Base Street, next to McDonald’s in Madison. Classes will be offered in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Kinderdance and Pointe for ages three through adult. Information about purchasing dancewear locally from Madison Kids Sale Extravaganza located at 172 SW Range Ave. will also be available at registration. From the preschool beginner experiencing the magical world of dance for the first time to the seasoned performer there is sure to be a class for everyone. Becky Robinson, the owner and Director of Becky’s Dance Steps Studio, is a member of Dance Masters of America. She and her staff are excited about the prospects of a new school year offering the latest in dance to the youth and community of Madison and the surrounding areas. Returning students can also look forward to having Scott Benson, renowned dancer, choreographer and guest teacher at Becky’s Dance Steps Studio teaching weekly classes in Jazz, Hip Hop, Lyrical and Contemporary. For more registration information, call 973-4828 or 973-4444 or visit us on the web at www.beckysdancesteps.com. Returning students can also download the registration forms from the website to register by mail.Its Time to Put on Your Dancing Shoes! By Rose Klein Greene Publishing, Inc.The staff at Madison County Central School (MCCS) is energized about current and future changes planned for the upcoming school year. The changes being implemented are to create a new beginning for MCCS. One obvious change is new principal, Dr. Willie Miles, who will be instrumental in helping the school to achieve four new goals that the school has set for themselves. The new goals that they feel will be necessary for change are to: Implement standard based instruction; Create a safe and orderly school with a positive school climate; Increase parent engagement; and Integrate instructional technology. All of these changes are being made so that students will excel academically in a safe and happy environment. Lynne Brown, the school guidance counselor, is excited about the transformations taking place. Using words like “fresh” and “new,” she described the positive atmosphere among the school staff and said, “The focus is all about moving forward.” Another obvious and very visible change you will see is the new artwork on the front of the school, in the cafeteria and on a wall where parents will be sure to notice when picking up their elementary aged children. The eye-catching murals are the artwork of Stacy Ridgeway and his son, Stace, who make up the business “Mural Mural on the Wall.” Stacy is a former art teacher who moved from New York (where he held his teaching certificate) to Atlanta, Ga. After failing the certification test in Atlanta, a coach at the school asked him to paint a mural on the gym floor and a business was created. Stacy has no qualms sharing his story because he thinks it’s important for people, especially kids, to understand that by not achieving one thing, it could actually lead to better things you might never consider or think possible. After Stacy’s son, Stace (who is based in New York) joined him in the business; they began traveling and painting murals all across the nation. They will return to Central later in the year where Stacy will talk to the kids and teach about art. Stacy was smiling when he said, “I’m doing what I love. I’m not only doing artwork, but I’m back in the schools, teaching.” Brown presented the template they used last year to paint smiley faces around the school and said that one small change was received so positively among the students, that it became the catalyst for the murals, and the future beautification changes planned. It was reminiscent of Stacy’s story in how his change started by what seemed to be a failure, but sparked and snowballed into a thriving and successful business. This type of success is exactly what the Central staff is working diligently on to accomplish for the school. MCCS staff really is striving to be “A Magical Place Creating A New Tomorrow” for its students.Central Schools transformation begins taking shapeMadison County Central SchoolCreating A Magical Transformation Stacy and Stace Ridgeway help schools attain visual appeal

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www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, August 7, 2013 2C € Madison County CarrierBACKTOSCHOOL Greenville Elementary School 729 SW Overstreet Ave. Greenville, FL 32331Ph: 850-973-5033 Fax: 850-973-5040 Principal: Valencia Barnes August 5, 2013 Dear Parents and Students: Welcome to the 2013 2014 school year. I hope you had a restful and enjoyable summer and are ready to return to another exciting year at Greenville Elementary School. I look forward to the challenge of another year and the opportunity to work together with each of you. Greenville Elementary has the state of the art technology available to the students and teachers. We have SMARTBOARDS in every classroom and students will have access to Kindles to help boost our reading scores. We will continue with Positive Behavior Support (PBS) to reward students for their outstanding behavior. Our fth grade students will also have the opportunity to participate in our school Safety Patrol. These are just a few changes on our campus. The Greenville Elementary Faculty and Staff are committed to helping Greenville Elementary School succeed. We will have Open House on Thursday, August 15, 2013, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. This will be a wonderful opportunity for your child to meet their teacher and take a tour of the school. The rst day of school is Monday, August 19, 2013. Supervision is available from 7:40 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Students should arrive to school no later 7:45 a.m. Our school day will begin at 8:00 a.m. and end at 3:15 p.m. I look forward to working with you and your child during the upcoming school year. Please feel free to contact me any time if you have questions or concerns. This will help me to develop a positive working relationship between the home and school to provide your child with the best opportunity to be a successful student at Greenville Elementary School. Thanks for your support. Sincerely, Valencia T. Barnes Proud Principal Dear Parents and Students of MCHS, I would like to welcome you on behalf of the faculty and staff at Madison County High School. We encourage you to visit your child's school throughout the entire school year. When you come out we ask that you go by the main ofce to sign in and we will assist you with your needs or concerns at that time. Our faculty and staff are extremely dedicated to our students and their parents. If we can be of assistance to you please call and we will try to help. We are focused on school improvement and ask for your help and input as we go through this year together. You should be aware that there were changes in Florida's education laws that affect your student's requirements for graduation. Passing the end of course exams in biology, algebra 2, chemistry or American history is not a requirement, though those tests will count as 30% of your student's nal grade. Passing FCAT reading and algebra are still required for graduation, however. You should also be aware that your Madison County High School received an "A' in December for our school grade. Much of that success comes from the number of students receiving industry certications and college credits. Our students earned over 250 hours of credit from North Florida Community College. Further, our student earned over 100 industry certications, last year. The high school also received the Southern Regional Education Board's 2013 Outstanding High Schools That Work Award. Please note that only 19 high schools nationwide received this award and we are the only high school in the State to be so recognized. As you know, our school excels not only in academics but in sports. The Cowboys received 4A Public Overall Award from the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA). The Florida Athletic Coaches Association awarded the high school its Class 4A Athletic Program of the Year. Thank you in advance for your understanding and support of our faculty and staff at Madison County High School with the policies and procedures. I am always here with an open mind about any concerns you may have. To ensure the best education for your child, we must have the parent, child, and school working together. Together we can achieve our goal of being "Focused on Success". Our open-house will be on August 13th from 5:30pm til 7:30pm at MCHS and our back to school Explosion will be on August 10th at NFCC. Ninth grade orientation will start at 5:00 PM on August 13th, immediately before the open house. We look forward to working with you and your student during this upcoming school year. Sincerely, Ben F. Killingsworth Principal MCHS Madison County Excel Alternative Education Center (MCEAEC) Welcome back to school. MCEAEC, otherwise known as Madison Excel, has returned to being fully operated by Madison County School District. Madison Excel has undergone a complete reorganization with a new and stronger staff whose goal is to provide the best education possible for its students. MCEAEC will begin the new school year with Mrs. Jada Williams assigned as the Dean of Students/Lead Teacher. Jada will be the "go between" person for MCEAEC and district Coordinator of Career, Technical and Alternative Education, Sam Stalnaker. Together, they will ensure a smaller teacher to student ratio, while mandating student success through a more interactive approach to teaching and learning. Students will receive both "face to face" and computer-based instruction while the staff works to conrm all educational needs are met within the connes of an alternative school setting. The MCEAEC staff is excited to welcome all parents, students and community stakeholders to our facility. We are looking forward to developing a strong partnership between the school, parents and student. This partnership will ensure that all stakeholders share the responsibility of student success. Through shared responsibility, MCEAEC staff wants you to know that we will strive to do our very best to fulll our responsibility to fully educate your child. We, at MCEAEC, offer an open invitation for parents and our community to become involved in the education of our students. MCEAEC will be holding its annual Open House Thursday, August 15th from 5-6 pm. MCEAEC will operate using a traditional school day beginning at 8:00am and ending at 2:55 pm. All students shall arrive at and depart from school either by district school bus or by parental transportation. NO students shall be permitted to drive to MCEAEC. Again, we welcome all students, parents and students back to school at MCEAEC for an exciting and prosperous year. Madison Academy(Madison County Independent Schools) PO Box 690 2812 West US Hwy. 90 Madison, Florida 32340 850.973.2529 www.madisonacademy.org Dear Madison Academy Parents, I hope that this letter nds you and your children enjoying the summer break. The Madison Academy campus has been buzzing with activity all summer long! I am very excited to have this opportunity to share just a few of the highlights of our summer with you. As many of you are aware, the classroom ooring has been in desperate need of replacement for quite some time. Thanks to the assistance of our Grandparents' Club and other donors, we were able to complete phase I of this project over the summer. Phase I was the replacement of the tile and base in our two oldest buildingsthe middle grade building and the administrative building. In addition to the new ooring, the majority of the walls received a fresh coat of paint and the toilets were all removed, scrubbed, and replaced. The new tile is beautiful and the classrooms look and feel fresh and clean! Phase II of this particular project, ooring in our K-Wing and Media Center, will begin in June of next year. We also spent time over the summer addressing some of the erosion issues on our playground areas. Obviously we cannot stop all of the erosion due to the fact that we reside on the slope of a hill, but we have made efforts to minimize it. Dirt was trucked in, sod was put in place, and then the good Lord watered it for us daily. We couldn't have asked for better conditions for our sod to take hold! In addition, we removed some trees and limbs that were unsafe, and we are currently in the process of putting down fresh mulch in our play areas. Shiny new oors, green grass, and mulch are very nice, but we know that the reason you entrust your children to Madison Academy is for the education that they receive. In efforts to maintain academic rigor and develop each individual student to their fullest potential, you may see some realignment of teaching responsibilities this year. Mrs. Jessica Webb will be moving down a grade to receive upcoming fourth grade students, and Mrs. Kelli Thurman will take over the helm in fth grade. Kelli and her husband have relocated to the Lee area from Walton County. She comes to us with seven years of teaching experience and glowing recommendations from her past administrators. She has accepted the challenge to preparing our students for a smooth transition to middle grades, and I am convinced she will deliver just that! In addition to the changes in fourth and fth grade responsibilities, Mrs. Leigh Ann Browning has agreed to teach sixth through eighth grade Language Arts, and Mr. Scot Bunch will pick up the seventh grade Science. In our lower grade division, Mrs. Vickie Sherrard has decided to retire but not leave us completely. We are pleased that Caroline Blair has agreed to take over the rst grade teaching position, and Vickie has agreed to assist her whenever needed. Caroline is a Madison Academy alumni and a graduate of Flagler College. We are very proud of her hard work and dedication and pleased that she has chosen to return to us on a permanent basis. Please plan to attend Open House on Thursday, August 8th, from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. We will meet in the activity building briey for introductions before touring the school. I hope that you enjoy the nal days of summer break, and I am looking forward to seeing you on August 8th! Sincerely, Janna Barrs Head of School Madison County Excel Alternative School Madison County Central School Madison County High School Madison Academy

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www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, August 7, 2010Madison County Carrier € 3CBACKTOSCHOOL LEE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 7731 East US Highway 90 € Lee, Florida 32059 € 850-973-5030 € Fax 850-973-5032August 2, 2013, The 2013-14 school year is quickly approaching. The Lee Elementary School teachers and staff are busily working like Santa’s elves right before Christmas. Bulletin boards are being decorated. Floors are being buffed. There’s an air of excitement as we prepare for our students to return. At Lee Elementary, we believe that ALL students can learn and WILL learn if they are inspired to give their best effort in the process. We encourage parents to get involved by reading daily with their children, making sure their children complete their daily review work, and by volunteering at the school. All you have to do is ll out the school board volunteer form, and we will have lots of opportunities for you to be part of your child’s activities at school. Joining our staff this year are Heather Douglas as a Pre-K teacher, Rebecca Gonzalez as a support facilitation teacher, and Sarah Sellers in rst grade teacher. Some important dates to jot down are: August 16th – Open House August 19th – First Day of School September 2nd – Labor Day Holiday Open House will be from 5:30 to 7:00. We are asking parents to drop their students off at their classrooms and then join me in the cafeteria for a short parent information meeting. While we review a few school policies and procedures, the teachers will have a few minutes to introduce themselves to their new students. After our short meeting, parents will then be able to visit with their children’s teachers and get specic class information. We look forward to seeing everyone there. Sincerely, Robin B. Hill Principal Make 2013 the year you change your life CLASSES IN MADISON STARTAUGUST 26Bachelors Degree Programs € Business Administration with specialization in Management € Computer Information Systems € Criminal Justice € Elementary Education € Health Care Management € Human Services € Psychology Full-time students may be eligible for the Florida Resident Access Grant (FRAG) Approved for VA Bene“ts/GI Bill Classes now forming in Madison(850) 973-3356 madison@saintleo.edu What you need for where youre going ou need for wher What y e y ou need for wher e going r  ou ee egr re s D  achelor B dministration A usiness € B Classes ograms r ro ee P dministration Classes dministration A usiness € B with specialization in anagement M nformation € Computer I ystems S ustice riminal J € C ducation lementary E € E anagement e M ealth Car € H dministrationugust 26th A in M with specialization in nformation ducation anagement t tar S ugust 26th adison in M ervices uman S € H chology sy € P ull-time students may F be eligible for the esident ida R lor F G) rant (FRA G ervices ull-time students may be eligible for the ccess A esident V ed for v o ppr ro A ill ene“ts/GI B B w for Classes no adison in Msaintleo.edu/madison A VA ming w for (850) 973-3356 madison@saintleo.edusaintleo.edu/madison (850) 973-3356 madison@saintleo.edusaintleo.edu/madison Dear PES Family and Friends, We are ready to begin a new year with new goals, challenges, and expectations. We will have a few new faces at school this year. We will have a new ESE support facilitation teacher Mrs. Paula Kauffman and a new head custodian Mr. Jermaine Johnson. We are very excited to have them join our family. Again this year PES students will be adhering to the Madison County dress code with a few color changes. Shirts now may be royal blue, navy blue, or grey. Students can wear Pinetta logo t-shirts (navy, royal or grey) or regular pull over shirts with a collar. Pants or shorts can be khaki, navy blue, or black. All shoes must be closed toed and attached to your foot (no ip-ops). If you have any questions please give us a call at school. You are invited to this year’s back to school open house on Thursday, August 15th 5:00-7:00. Come meet your child’s teacher and hear a little of what will be expected of you and your child. I would also like to invite you to get involved with your school. There are so many ways you can volunteer at a school, so get involved today! Also be on the lookout for upcoming family nights for each grade level. Our school day begins promptly at 7:50 and ends at 3:15. We look forward to another spectacular year at Pinetta Elementary School! Sincerely, Beth Moore Principal Dear Friends, What an exciting school year we have ahead of us at Aucilla Christian Academy! We are so proud of all that has been accomplished and look forward to what’s to come. In May, 74 percent of our graduating seniors received offers of merit-based nancial aid for college, totaling well over $700,000 for an average of over $37,000 in offers per qualifying student! Our athletic teams continue to be very successful and have worked hard this summer to improve their skills as we prepare for the upcoming sports seasons. Signicant progress has been made in our facilities improvements and increasing the principal in our endowment fund to over $800,000. Most importantly, we continue to see our students taking advantage of opportunities to strengthen their relationship with Jesus Christ as they strive to live the life that He calls them to live. Whether in an elementary chapel, a Godly attitude in competition, a musical, or performing in our Living Waters praise team at our annual auction, I am blessed regularly when I see so many of our students representing Christ in such a positive way and impacting many lives for Him in the process. While all these blessings are reason enough to celebrate, they also serve as vivid reminders of what a wise investment an Aucilla Christian Academy education offers. Thank you for the faith and support that you continue to place in our school. We assure you we will continue to do everything required to meet the needs of all our students so they will be able to thrive both now and in the future. We consider it an honor and a privilege to assist you in preparing your children for their future academically and spiritually. In an effort to be better stewards and to, hopefully, make information more conveniently accessible for you, we have posted our back to school information on our website at www.aucilla.org. As always, please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have. May God bless you and your family for the remainder of your summer. We look forward to seeing soon and serving you this school year. In Christ, Richard Finlayson Principal Open House ScheduleAugust 13 Madison County High School – 5-5:30 – 9th grade students & parents (meet in lunchroom); 5:30-7:30, Open House for all grades August 15 Greenville Elementary School, 4-6 p.m. August 15 Pinetta Elementary School, 5-7 August 15 Madison County Excel Alternative School, 5-6 August 15 Madison County Central School, 6:30-8:30 August 16 Lee Elementary School, 5:30-7 Pinetta Elementary School Aucilla Christian Academy

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By Doug Brown, School Superintendent The Madison County School District will begin the 2013-2014 school year on August 19. Superintendent Doug Brown is optimistic that this year will be a banner year in the history of Madison County’s schools. “I believe the hard work our teachers, administrators, and district employees have put in will pay off this year in higher levels of student achievement and teaching excellence.” The new year will be marked by further implementation of the Common Core State Standards. The standards adopted by the great majority of states across the country are designed to increase levels of reading comprehension, critical thinking, scientic and mathematical reasoning, and problem solving. The District strategic plan complements the Common Core Standard by calling for higher levels of student achievement in reading and mathematics. Many Madison County teachers and administrators spent portions of the summer with colleagues from around the state in Common Core training events. Parents can learn more about the Common Core State Standards by visiting www.corestandards.org. A mix of familiar and new faces will greet students as they begin classes. A number of new teachers, along with veteran teachers new to Madison County, will join the teaching corps. Principals Valencia Barnes (Greenville Elementary), Robin Hill (Lee Elementary), Ben Killingsworth (Madison County High School), and Beth Moore (Pinetta Elementary) will continue in leading their prospective schools. Dr. Willie Miles will take over the reins at Madison County Central School. Superintendent Brown indicated that the District will insist upon higher levels of rigor in the classroom. “We are asking our teachers to challenge and engage students in ways that will lead to greater understanding of the curriculum. For our district to move to what we are capable of achieving, we cannot take a path of least resistance. We must insist upon outstanding teaching and expect students to achieve at high levels.” Parents and students can get a jump start on the school year by attending the ‘Back to School Explosion’ slated for Saturday, August 10th, at North Florida Community College’s Colin Kelly Fitness Center and Gymnasium. School supplies will be distributed at the event. Each school in the District has also scheduled an open house. Parents and other family members are encouraged to attend the open house sessions to learn more about the schools and teachers their students will enjoy this year. Brown encourages parents to be involved in all aspects of education. “Research is clear on this point: When parents are engaged in the education of their children, those children achieve at much higher levels than children with disengaged parents. Great teaching, parent engagement, and community involvement are the building blocks of great school systems.” MADISON COUNTY CENTRAL SCHOOL 6th, 7th, 8th GRADES 2013-2014 SUGGESTED SCHOOL SUPPLY LIST **BACKPACKS MUST FIT INTO LOCKERS** 1 Three-Ring Binder for Each Subject  Tab Dividers  Loose Leaf Wide Ruled Notebook Paper  5 Seventy-Count Spiral Composition Notebooks  4 Composition Books Without Spiral Wire  5 Pocket Folders with Pockets and Prongs  Plenty of #2 Pencils and Pencil Pouch  3 x 5 Index Cards  2 or 3 Blue or Black Pens  Markers, Highlighters and Colored Pencils  Metric Ruler  Pocket Calculator  Flash Drive  DRESS OUT CLOTHES FOR P.E. STUDENTS  This is a suggested list for purchasing school supplies. MADISON COUNTY CENTRAL SCHOOL K-2 GRADES 2013-2014 SUGGESTED SCHOOL SUPPLY LIST 2 – Primary K-1 Writing Tablets  5 –Plastic Three-Prong & 2 Pocket Folders  4 packs Ticonderoga Beginner Pencils  Plastic Pencil Box  2 Packs Glue Sticks  (no liquid glue) 2 Packs of 8 pack  Crayons Highlighters  2 Composition Books  and (or) Spiral Notebooks 3 Ring Binder (1 inch)  2 Packs Erasers  Child Safety Scissors  1 Box Ziploc Bags  (quart or gallon) 1 Pack Page Protec tors (50 or more) 2 Packs of Paper Tow els Change of clothes  recommended for kindergarten students 2 Folders without  prongs for communicating with parents This is a suggested list for purchasing school supplies.www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, August 7, 2013 4C € Madison County CarrierBACKTOSCHOOL August 19 Begins New School Year Madison County Central School School Supply Lists MADISON COUNTY CENTRAL SCHOOL 3rd, 4th, 5th GRADES 2013-2014 SUGGESTED SCHOOL SUPPLY LIST Backpack  Wide-Ruled Notebook Paper  5 Three-Prong Folders  3-Ring Plastic View Binder Notebook  Pencils with Erasers  Glue Sticks  Crayons or Colored Pencils  1 Ruler  Highlighters  5 Composition Books  5 Spiral Writing Notebooks  1 Pair of Student Scissors  2 Black Sharpie Ultra Fine Point Markers  Index Cards (small and large size packs)  Pencil Box  Blue and Black Pens  This is a suggested list for purchasing school supplies.



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Wed. August 7, 2013VOL. 50 NO. 1 www.greenepublishing.com 50 cents Index3 Sections, 26 Pages Local Weather Veiwpoints 2A From Page One3A Obituaries 4A Around Madison5,7,10A Greenville 6A Classieds/ Legals8-9A Path of Faith Section B Back To School Section C We Begin The Countdown To Year NumberBy Lynette Norris Greene Publishing, Inc. Were kind of like farmers praying for rain, City Commissioner Jim Stanley observed at one point, after a presentation that painted a rather gloomy picture for the citys budget for FY 2013-2014. City Manager Tim Bennett had called the special budget meeting to show the commission precisely where the city stood nancially at the present, pulling up records of where it had been six years ago just before the recession hit, tracking the progress of an ever-growing shortfall year-by-year as Madison has struggled to balance its budget since then, and trying to project what might happen in the future if various scenarios played out. The only item on the agenda was Bennetts request that the commission consider raising the tentative millage rate (7 mils) that it had voted on two weeks earlier it would give him some breathing room in preparing budget options but if not, he would prepare a budget draft dealing with the hand the commissioners gave him. He asked the board to keep an open mind as he walked them through a lot of detail about the citys current nancial situation, and proposed several ideas for dealing with both shortterm and longterm budget challenges, while he prepared to throw those ideas up against the wall to see if they stick. Facing a $754,000 shortfall, Bennett had already prepared a draft budget based on the rolled-back millage rate of 6.1715 mils, that did not dip into the citys savings account (AKA the Water/Wastewater Contingency Fund), because the fund had already been drawn down in previous years from $2.1 million to $1.5 million. He also built into that budget draft an expected 15 percent hike in health care/insurance costs for city employees. Theoretically, the savings account/contingency fund is there for emergencies only, but in past years, the city has had to hit on it to offset numerous unexpected expenses, like the Fireghter Pension Fund shortfalls for 2009 ($42,300), 2010 ($80,100) and 2011 ($23,000), as well as the Police Department Pension shortfall in 2011 ($17,100). Additionally, there is the nearly $40,000 second oor renovation of the police department building that should be reimbursable from grant money, along with $13,500 for Quickbooks hardware and software, replacing the citys older, outdated nance/accounting software that was described as a band-aid that kept falling off. There were also two large FY 2012-2013 transfers from the savings account ($188,000 to the water/wastewater department and $119,000 to the General Fund Budget). Weve tapped the savings account just to make this years budget work, said Bennett, explaining why he didnt want to dip any further into the citys savings. The best city management practices call for enough money in a contingency fund to cover three months operation. For Madison, that is about $1.8 million, but the fund is already City Manager Tim Bennett (far right) prepares to deliver his presentation to the Board of City Commissioners as City Clerk Lee Ann Hall passes out charts, spreadsheets and other information. (Left to right) Commissioners Judy Townsend, Ina Thompson and Jim Stanley, all seated; Hall, standing behind a chair, and Bennett at the end of the table. Not pictured: Commissioner Rayne Cooks, just outside the left of the photo, and Commissioner Jim Catron, who attended via speakerphone.Special Budget MeetingMadison City CommissionPraying For Rain Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Lynette Norris August 1, 2013By Lynette Norris Greene Publishing, Inc.At the special budget meeting Friday, Aug 2, the Madison County Commission tentatively approved the millage rate for FY 20132014 at ten mils. The new millage rate was due primarily to the Florida Legislatures passing of new employer contribution rates to the Florida Retirement System, resulting in an additional $268,000 the county must pay into the system for all its employees. They really just popped us with that this year, said Clerk of the Court Tim Sanders afterward. Passed on the last day of the legislative session, the hit was totally unexpected. There was no warning, or notication of any county ofcials that this was coming down the line. This will make an impact on counties large and small, Sanders added, emphasizing that the new tentatively approved rate was due primarily in response to this unfunded mandate. The rst public hearing on the matter is Wednesday, Sept. 4, at 5 p.m. in the Courthouse Annex.County Commission Approves Tentative Millage Rate By Jacob Bembry Greene Publishing, Inc. AMadison man ended up out ten dollars when he was reportedly handed a counterfeit $10 bill for change at a local grocery store. According to a Madison Police Department report, the victim said that he had gone to the grocery store and made a purchase with a $20 bill. His change included a $10 bill, which he was informed was counterfeit while he tried to buy gas at a convenience store. The victim left the convenience store and returned to the grocery store, where he told them what had happened and asked them what they were going to do about it.Counterfeit Money In Madison By Jacob Bembry Greene Publishing, Inc. Aman had his wallet and a pistol stolen when his car was broken into on Saturday, July 27. According to a Madison Police Department report, Cpl. Eric Gilbert was dispatched to a residence on NE Shelby Extension regarding a vehicle burglary. When he arrived, he made contact with the victim who told him that his car had been broken into and that his wallet, as well as a .40 caliber Springeld pistol had been taken. Sgt. Chris Cooks had earlier given Gilbert part of a wallet with the victims drivers license inside earlier that day. He returned it to the victim when the call came in. The victim said that he had left the passenger side door open and there was no damage done to the vehicle. The glove compartment had been gone through but there was nothing inside that was taken. If you have any information on this crime, please call the Madison Police Department at (850) 973-5077. Wallet And Pistol Stolen By Jacob Bembry Greene Publishing, Inc. While getting a tire changed at the 248-mile marker on Interstate 10, an unloaded passenger bus was struck by another vehicle. According to a Florida Highway Patrol, Dianne Carrie Grinder, 61, of Robertsdale, Ala., was traveling west in the outside lane of the westbound lanes of Interstate 10 at mile marker 248. At the same time, the bus was parked on the north shoulder of I-10. Grinders 2011 Chevrolet CRZ drifted onto the north shoulder where the bus was parked and the right side of it collided with the bus. Grinder pulled onto the north shoulder 200 feet west of the collision. No one was injured in the mishap. FHP Trooper Nathan K. Stidham was the investigating ofcer.Bus Struck By Lynette Norris Greene Publishing, Inc.Madison County Sheriff Ben Stewart proposed that the County Commissioners form a committee to revisit and review the interlocal agreement that has the Sheriffs communications ofce handling all the calls for both the Sheriffs ofce and the Madison Police Department. Theres an issue here, he told the Board of County Commissioners. He was dealing with a communications center that was dealing with a very high volume of calls, as many as 150 a day, and up to sixty thousand 911 calls in a year. We need help, he told the Commission. The little room is buzzing all the time. Stewart has already met with City Manager Tim Bennett and Chief ofSheriff Wants to Revisit Interlocal AgreementPlease See Rain On Page 3AWeve tapped the savings account just to make this years budget work, -Tim Bennett, City ManagerPlease See Counterfeit On Page 3A Please See Revisit On Page 3A

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Last weekend in West Florida, an American hero died. His name was George Everett Day, but he was better known by his nickname Bud. I dont know if he was the most decorated man from the Vietnam War, but he was certainly the most decorated airman Medal of Honor, Air Force Cross, Silver Star really, too many (something like 70 awards and decorations) to mention in this brief column. In the world of ghter pilots, which is not a shy fraternity, Bud stood out above the rest in a quiet, condent way. He didnt have to tell anyone he was good; everybody knew it. The story of Bud Day began in 1925 in Iowa. At 17 in the early days of World War II, he dropped out of school to join the Marine Corps as an enlisted man. Following the war and using the GI Bill as a member of the National Guard, he pursued the education he had earlier missed, earning a law degree. Now commissioned, Bud attended pilot training and became a ghter pilot, completing two combat tours in the skies over Korea. Now he was at a crossroads do I continue to y ghters for the Air Force or open a law ofce? Flying won out and he became an early F-100 Super Sabre pilot. Actually over the next 15 years, he ew nearly all the Century series ghters, accumulating thousands of ying hours in single engine jets. In 1967, Major Day went to Vietnam to ght in his third war before a planned retirement the following year. He was tasked to form a Fast FAC (forward air controller) program. Over South Vietnam, FACs ew slow propeller-driven aircraft to direct air support for ground units, but they couldnt survive against heavier air defenses in North Vietnamese airspace. The Misty FACs that Bud Day organized ew twoseat F-100F aircraft above 450 knots to direct attacking ghters against enemy targets. In late August, while checking out a new pilot, Days jet was shot from the sky not far from the demilitarized zone between the two countries. He was terribly injured, captured, then escaped, and nearly made it to safety after more than two weeks of escape and evasion. When he was recaptured, he underwent severe torture and imprisonment under inhumane conditions. Several months later, he arrived at a North Vietnamese prison camp near death. Retirement would have to wait. First his roommate Norris Overly began to nurse him back to health and then they were joined by a third prisoner in even worse shape. That man was Lt Cmdr John S. McCain III. Overly and Day began to treat their new addition, bringing him back from the brink of death. John McCain of future political fame would say that he learned indomitable will to overcome any adversity from Bud Day. Bud Day endured more than ve years of imprisonment as a POW. As an older man in his mid-40s, he was revered by his mostly younger contemporaries if Major Day can put up with this, I surely can. When he was repatriated in early 1973 to his beloved family and nation, he was repeatedly recognized, not only for his individual acts of heroism, but for his steadfast leadership under the most grueling circumstances. Now, not only a free man but a senior colonel, it took Bud a year of surgeries and physical rehabilitation to return to ight status, this time as an F-15 pilot and vice commander of the 33rd Fighter Wing Nomads at Eglin AFB. You cant keep a good man down, especially if his name is Bud Day. In 1977, Bud hung up his spurs with more than thirty years of service and retired to become a small town lawyer. One interesting case he took on became quite big. In the 1990s, the Department of Defense was planning to dump military retirees from their promised lifetime medical insurance into Medicare. Bud sued in federal court as a class action. Eventually the suit was dismissed but Bud had fought so tenaciously that public opinion forced Congress to address the situation with new legislation. The result was a secondary insurance program that retirees like myself enjoy to this day. Thanks Bud. I last saw Bud in the summer of 1996 at Eglin during a presidential visit. Linda and I were seated just in front of him. I recognized him immediately and introduced my wife to him. He was gracious and humble, a great gentleman. I was star-struck -we both may have been colonels, but he was the man. Bud wasnt a big fellow in stature, but he was all heart. The warrior spirit coursed through his veins. A code of the Old West called for the hero to gallop toward the sound of gunre. That was Bud Day. Whether it was an air battle, a prison cell, or a courtroom, Bud Day never backed down from a good ght. But even the greatest warrior nally wears down. Last week, Bud Day ended his ght and moved to higher ground. As Matthew records in the Gospel of Jesus Christ, well done good and faithful servant.The following is a list of the healthiest foods that you can eat. This food list will help you have an idea as to what foods are the best for your body. Fruits Apricots Apricots contain Betacarotene which helps to prevent radical damage and also helps to protect the eyes. A single apricot contains 17 calories, 0 fat, and one gram of fiber. You can eat them dried or soft. Mango A medium sized mango packs 57 MG of vitamin C, which is nearly your entire daily dose. This antioxidant will help prevent arthritis and also boost your immune system. Cantaloupe A cantaloupe contains 117 GG of vitamin C, which is about double the recommended dose. Half a melon contains 853 MG of potassium, which is nearly twice as much as a banana, which helps to lower blood pressure. Half a melon contains 97 calories, 1 gram of fat, and 2 grams of fiber. Tomato A tomato can help cut the risk of bladder, stomach, and colon cancers in half if you eat one daily. A tomato contains 26 calories, 0 fat, and 1 gram of fiber. Vegetables Onions An onion can help to protect against cancer. A cup of onions offers 61 calories, 0 fat, and 3 grams of fiber. Broccoli Broccoli can help protect against breast cancer, and it also contains a lot of vitamin C and betacarotene. One cup of chopped broccoli contains 25 calories, 0 fat, and 3 grams of fiber. Spinach Spinach contains carotenoids that can help fend off macular degeneration, which is a major cause of blindness in older people. One cup contains 7 calories, 0 fat, and 1 gram of fiber. Grains, beans, and nuts Peanuts and other nuts can lower your risk of heart disease by 20 percent. One ounce contains 166 calories, 14 grams of fat, and over 2 grams of fiber. Pinto beans A half cup of pinto beans offers more than 25 percent of your daily foliate requirement, which protects you against heart disease. Half a cup contains 103 calories, 1 gram of fat, and 6 grams of fiber. Skim milk offers vitamin B2, which is important for good vision and along with Vitamin A could improve allergies. You also get calcium and vitamin D as well. One cup contains 86 calories, fat, and 0 fiber. Seafood Salmon all cold water fish such as salmon, mackerel, and tuna are excellent sources of omega 3 fatty acids, which help to reduce the risk of cardiac disease. A 3 ounce portion of salmon contains 127 calories, 4 grams of fat, and 0 fiber. Crab is a great source of vitamin B12 and immunity boosting zinc. A 3 ounce serving of crab offers just 84 calories, 1 gram of fat, and 0 fiber.www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, August 7, 2013 2A Madison County CarrierVIEWPOINTS& OPINIONS National SecurityJoe Boyles Guest Columnist Did You Know...Return To The PastFor as much as I love to cook, many nights after coming home from work, I nd myself with a bowl of cereal in front of me. Dont get me wrong, I actually adore my cereal for a quick evening meal, its not too heavy on my nighttime tummy and I really do love how it tastes. Sometimes I even get creative and add several fruits or mix several cereals to design my own avors, and hey, thats cooking on some level, right? There are those evenings however, that I really want to taste a different food on my palate. I also have a strong desire to invest more creativity into my cooking than opening up a box. These are the times that cooking does more for me than simply feeding my hunger. When I have the time to experiment with food, I nd that I can lose track of time. I become an experimental cook in the zone. Cooking like this connects my past to my present. I take foods from my past (recipes or memories) and connect them with my current food loves and/or methods which then makes my cooking feel like an active experiment that satises not only my appetite, but satises my need to create and my need to nurture. These are the times where cooking satises my soul. So, after working all day and coming home with a belly growling so loud it makes your dogs leave the room (yes, this has actually happened), who has time for those warm fuzzy feelings connected with that type of cooking? This is the jam that I found myself in last night. Thankfully I had the foresight to thaw chicken out the night before, so I had a main ingredient. A quick ip through my notebook of recipes and I pulled one out that I had tried before, but knew I wanted to change. The recipe was a jam-glazed chicken. I had already listed what I didnt like about it and went about trying to gure out how I wanted it changed. After a look around the spices and in the fridge, I had it. I seasoned the chicken breasts with salt, pepper and garlic. I placed the chicken in a hot cast iron skillet that I had put about 3 TB of ghee into. While the chicken was browning, I opened up a jar of peach and bourbon preserves that I had just made a few weeks ago and stirred in a few pinches of crushed red pepper. After both sides of the chicken were browned, I spread a thick coating of the preserves on top of the chicken and put the skillet into a 400degree oven. It baked about 30 minutes because my chicken pieces were medium size, but the 165 degree reading on my thermometer was my signal for doneness. The avor? Fantastic! My passion, creativity and appetite were all satised, and in a fairly short amount of time. Im going to share my recipe with you, but it wont look like a traditional recipe with set amounts and ingredients. I want you to have the joy of creating your own passionate food experience. Let me know how it turns out. Create-Your-Own Chicken with Jam Chicken pieces (your favorite) or possibly even another meat Bone-in or boneless (I used breast meat, but use pieces you prefer) Spices (use one or several) Salt, pepper, garlic, dill, rosemary, allspice, sage, cinnamon, tarragon, etc. Fat (your choice) Ghee, butter and veg. oil mix (butter by itself will burn), olive oil, bacon grease Jam or Preserves (those listed go well, but try whatever you like) Peach, cranberry, lemon, grapefruit, orange, apricot Jam Mix-ins (spices, fresh herbs, fresh garlic, wine, liqueurs, bourbon) optional Season chicken with spices (I used about 2 teaspoons for 3 pieces chicken) Place seasoned chicken into a heated cast iron skillet or oven-proof casserole that has about 1 TB of fat per piece of meat (you can use less if youre using a non-stick skillet). Brown chicken on both sides. When chicken is browned, spread jam on top. Bake uncovered until chicken registers 165 degrees with a thermometer. Eat with abandon. Note: If youve never used Ghee, its great to fry with because it has a high smoke point, meaning it breaks down slower and takes more heat before it will begin to smoke. Ghee is claried butter that has been heated and simmered until the water and milk fat separate. This creates a buttery oil that has the quality above, yet still gives the buttery avor. Note of Admission: one bowl of cereal was consumed while deciding what to cook. (optional) To contact me about recipes or to let me know about your food experiments, you can email me at rose@greenepublishing.com.Jamming It Up With Chicken Rose Klein ColumnistFrank NathanExecutive Director Lake Park of Madison Health & Wellness TipsSearching For Ambrosia Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Rose Klein July 31, 2013Spicy BourbonPeach Chicken.

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www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, August 7, 2013 Madison County Carrier 3AFROMPAGEONEWorld NewsBy Rose Klein Grandmother Elephant Takes Over Nursing Mothers NewbornIn Ramat Gan, Israel, A grandmother elephant of 25, La Petite, is nursing her daughters newborn. Zoo ofcials are concerned that the bonding between the seven-year old mother, La Belle, and baby may be affected and that La Petite may be over-stepping her boundaries. Ofcials are reluctant, however to intervene because La Petite is pregnant and they are afraid that interference could endanger her pregnancy. Ofcials also think that La Belle could be feeling overwhelmed, being that this is her rst live baby. Her previous pregnancy ended with a miscarriage. This makes ofcials believe that the grandmother may actually be helping her daughter, instead of interfering.Laboratory Grown Hamburger Cooked and Eaten On TelevisionIn London, a veyear science experiment ended with a hamburger being cooked and eaten on television. The beef patty was grown invitro from cattle stem cells. John Schonwald, a known food writer, said the patty had an animal protein cake-like quality and lacked fat. The Dutch scientist who created the cultured beef said, Its a pretty good start. His aim is to show that future meat will not necessarily have to come from the costly rearing and slaughtering of millions of animals, and will help with increasing meat production demands and the environment. The burger was created by knitting together 20,000 strands of laboratory-grown protein that was combined with ingredients normally associated with burgers, such as bread crumbs, egg powder and salt with red beet juice and saffron for color.Colony Of Baboons Suffer From Unknown DepressionA Netherlands zoo has reported that a colony of 112 baboons appear to have simultaneously developed depression. They are refusing food and unwilling to groom. The ofcials are stumped as to why the baboons are now, for most of their day, sitting motionless with their backs towards the zoo visitors. A further mystery is that its the fourth time this has happened in the zoo. Wijbren Landman, zoo biologist, said the baboons were in the same state in 1994, 1997 and 2007. This hasnt happened at other zoos, but it has been seen in the wild where baboons will become upset after being challenged by a predator. Landman claims there are no predators on the baboon island. He did say that some recovery appears to have slowly begun among the baboons. Woman And Son Removed From Bus For Lack Of Exact ChangeIn Montreal, a 24year old woman and her son were kicked off a bus and given a $219 ne for not having the exact change for their bus fare. The woman, Pauline Tantost, said she tried to pay the $3 fare with a $5 bill. The bus driver refused the bill and warned her she could be ned if she remained on board without a bus ticket. Tantost refused to leave because she said she was trying to get home with her son, who had just had a lengthy stay in Montreal Childrens Hospital. Shortly after, inspectors met and boarded the bus, and asked for her ticket. Mother and son were escorted to the sidewalk and left with the $219 citation. Tantost has lled a formal complaint over the incident. 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. 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In the face of slow or at economic growth, Madison has seen a fall in revenue in several areas, including a fall in revenue for natural gas, as fewer and fewer customers use it. People cut back in other areas as well, which have had an effect on city revenues, but expenses have gotten bigger. One of the biggest chunks of rising expenses is the citys aging infrastructure; whenever city crews have to tear up a street to repair broken pipelines, for instance, there is not only the pipeline repair cost, but also the additional expense to patch up the street afterwards. Another major budget crunch area is the 24/7 re and police protection for a small town like Madison, which has a larger than average police force (15 ofcers) when compared to towns of similar size. For instance, the slightly larger towns of Umatilla, Port St. Joe and Chipley have eight, seven and 11 ofcers respectively, and not as many police vehicles. The ideas bounced off the wall included reducing the number of personnel in the police department by two ($110,000 savings) the water department by one ($36,000) and public works department by one ($36,000). For the second oor police building renovations, ideas included the delay of furniture, uptting and utilities for one FY ($21,500). Other savings for the Madison P.D. included delaying the lease of a new police chief vehicle for one scal year. Other ideas: have reghters and police ofcers assume a greater share of payment into their retirement funds; sell the Womans Club Building to the Womans Club for $1, eliminating the need to install a $15,000 sewer connection; reduce leave buy-back to 50 percent of leave available; reducing overtime by one-third; reducing allocations to the Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development Council and Senior Citizens Center by half, raising fees charged for city services, renancing wastewater bonds, competitive bidding for things like pest control and banking services, and outsourcing of others. These ideas are all painful, he acknowledged. Some less painful than others. In the meantime, he also wanted to look for ways to reduce spending in any of a myriad of small ways that might come up in the day-to-day operations, perhaps by having all expenditures over $500 come through him. It might be that we can save a penny here and a penny there, he said. After a while, those pennies mount up. In summing up the presentation, Bennett presented a chart showing the additional revenues that would be brought in, and what that would mean to individual homeowners if citys tax rate were higher; say, 7.5 mils, or even the uncharted territory or 8 or 8.5 mils. The City Commission discussed the options, but ultimately felt that a time of no economic growth was not a good time to raise taxes on people; the tentative millage rate would remain at seven mils. Nor was the commission willing to actually lay off anyone, preferring to reduce the number of personnel a little more painlessly, by attrition. The next time someone retires or leaves the citys employ, they agreed to look long and hard at the position being vacated to see if the city could manage without it for a while. Bennett said he would then prepare the draft budget based on seven mils, but reminded everyone that rate hikes, tax hikes or other hard choices would be inevitable sooner or later, simply because the current imbalance between revenue and expenditures could not be sustained indenitely. It was a gloomy budget outlook overall, but not without a moment or two of levity. In reference to Commissioner Stanleys earlier remark about praying for rain, he deadpanned, to a round of chuckles, that, Maybe thats not such a bad idea, so that crop of money trees will come in. Counterfeit Cont. From Page 1AThe manager of the store explained to Ofcer Reggie Alexander that there are always people going into the store and saying they have bogus bills from the store, but the store is not able to swap a good bill for a bad one. Alexander informed the victim that this was a civil issue and to contact the stores headquarters. The counterfeit $10 was collected to be turned over to the Secret Service. Revisit Cont. From Page 1APolice Gary Calhoun, and said that although he realized that there might not be anything anyone could do be cause of regulations and so forth, he at least wanted to issue looked at and addressed somehow. He now has numbers and data on the amount of calls coming in, and I want people to see that. Commissioner Ronnie Moore said that he was open to reviewing the interlocal agreement. Interlocal agreements were meant to be reviewed and revisited from time to time, he believed, because times change. Stewart agreed that times did indeed change. When he signed off on the agreement in 2009, it was a workable agreement, with nowhere near the volume of calls that were coming in at the present time. By Lynette Norris Greene Publishing, Inc. The Third Annual Cattle Battle is slated for October 23-26 this year, and Opie Peavy told the County Commission that already there was signicant interest in the show, with people from all over the state, and Georgia as well, making inquiries. Since its never too early to start making plans, Peavy was addressing the Commission to requesting their permission to allow the show to once again use the cattle barn at the Ag Center. Last year, 64 cows came to the show, and only about 10 of those were local, said Peavy. The show brings in a lot of out-of-town folks. The cattle themselves are all 4H and FFA projects, so Madison County not only brings in many out-of-town visitors with the show, it also supports youth programs and young people involved in agriculture. We need yalls support, said Peavy. And we need yalls blessing for use of the cattle barn for the Cattle Battle. The Commissioners voted 5-0 to approve the request. County Commission Okays Cattle Battle VenueOpie Peavy addresses the County Commission about using the cattle barn for the Third Annual Cattle Battle. The Commission unanimously approved Peavys request. Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Lynette Norris, August 2, 2013

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August 8 Substitute teacher training, 9-11:30 a.m., School Board Office, 210 NE Duval Ave., contact Willie Williams or Linda Irvine, (850) 973-5022. August 9-10 Madison High School Red Devil Reunion. All Red Devils welcome. August 9, Red Devil BBQ. Social, 5 p.m., dinner, 7 p.m. Dancing, 8 p.m. Jellystone Park, with Tom and the Cats, $30 per person. August 10. Golf Tournament, 8 a.m., $37 per person. Lunch included. All Red Devil Reunion Celebration. Social, 5 p.m. Dinner, 7 p.m. Dancing, 8 p.m. Jellystone Park, with band, Daddys Money. $30 per person. For more information, call Martha at (850) 545-6274 or Liz (404) 926-4273. August 10 Back 2 School Explosion, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Colin P. Kelly, Jr. Gym at North Florida Community College. Free food, free school supplies, information and resources, entertainment and giveaways. Parents or guardians must be present with children to receive supplies. For more information, please call Jerome Wyche at (850) 464-0196. Bruce Smith at (850) 510-7512 or Cindy Vees at (850) 464-7611. August 13 One night revival, Lee Worship Center, begins at 7 p.m. Lee Worship Center is located at 471 SE Magnolia Drive in Lee. August 15 Madison County Central School will hold an open house on Thursday, Aug. 15, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. for grades PreK through eighth. November 1 Members of the Madison High School Class of 1973 are planning a class reunion to be held December 27-29, 2013. The committee is asking that all class members please contact one of the persons listed below to express your interest in participating in the reunion and receive further information. The registration deadline is November 1, 2013. To register, or for more information, please contact: Mary Frances Mauldin, mauldinm73@g mail.com; Sharon James Postell, goldenlife59@gmail.co m, (850) 9736200; Renetta Warren Parrish, renetta.parrish@yahoo.com (850) 464-0610; or Fagarie Wormack,fwormack@yahoo.com. www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, August 7, 2013 4A Madison County CarrierAROUNDMADISONCOUNTY ObituariesCommunity Calendar Gloria G. ZollnerGloria G. Zollner, beloved wife, mother and grandmother age 76, passed away Thursday, August 1, 2013, at Madison County Memorial Hospital. She was born in Queens, N.Y., and was a homemaker. She is survived by her husband, John Zollner; her children, Robert, Denice, Ruthann, Sherrie, and Gloria. She also had 17 loving grandchildren and 8 loving great grandchildren. We love you and miss you, but as you would say, Take Care. Beggs Funeral Home is in charge of arrangement. 850-9732258.Did You Know?In 2013 you can reuse calendars from the following years: 2002, 1991, 1985, 1974, 1963, 1957, 1946, 1935, 1929, and 1918. Comic Of The Week MMA Action And The Stars Of Swamp People Invade Live Oak!XSE Live is excited to announce the return of Jay Paul and RJ Molinere from Historys hit TV show The Swamp People for a very special meet and greet as part of MMA Unleashed taking place August 9th in Live Oak at the Suwannee County Coliseum.Jay Paul & RJ were part of the hugely successful (and sold-out) kickoff of MMA Unleashed in June Check out exclusive highlights from the Punta Gorda debut event right here http://www.youtube.co m/watch?v=1pBX3Zt2 Jjs. Heres more about the Father-Son team of RJ and Jay Paul Molinere, who between them have over 50 years of experience of hunting one scariest killing machines in the whole world. RJ is a Houma Native American and a strong competitor at whatever he does. He is regarded as the worlds best alligator hunter at 154 lbs. He is a 4-time World Champion arm wrestler, and a 2-time Arnold Classic Arm wrestling Champion. RJ has lived most of his life off of the lands resources trapping, shrimping, crabbing, and alligator hunting. He is a devoted husband, father, son, brother, grandfather and uncle to many special people. Jay Paul is a 2-time Golden Gloves Boxing Champion, regional boxing champion, and an undefeated MMA fighter. He loves to hunt, fish and just about any outdoor activities. This amateur MMA Event will feature ten-plus bouts, Big Mamas prize patrol, ring card girls, vendors and so much more. Portions of the proceeds will benefit the Florida Sherriffs Youth Ranch. Fans can purchase tickets at Buddys Home Furnishing Outlets in Lake City, Gainesville and Valdosta and Dixie Grill in Live Oak and at www.XSELive.com. Dont miss out on this unique blend of mixed martial arts, fan-friendly activities and sheer entertainment that ONLY XSE Live can offer. This MMA event is sanctioned by the ISCF. MMA Unleashed Suwannee County Coliseum 1302 11th St SW Live Oak, FL 32064 Doors are 5:30 PM for VIP, all others 6:30 PM QUICK GLANCE What: MMA Unleashed When: August 9, 2013 (Friday) Where: Suwannee County Coliseum 1302 11th St SW Live Oak, FL 32064 Events: -plus MMA Bouts sanctioned by ISCF Meet and Greet Autograph session with Swamp Peoples RJ and Jay Paul Molinere Ring Girls Vendors Tickets: General Admission $25 Floor Reserved $40 Gold Circle (Rows 1-3) $55 VIP $125* *includes reserved seating in rows 1 2, laminated VIP pass, early entry at 5:30pm, front of line for autograph session, program. Tickets at: www.xselive.com Buddys Home Furnishings in Lake City and Gainesville, FL & Valdosta, GA locations. MEDIA CONTACT Alfred Simpson, Media Relations Director (813) 344-8904

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By Lynette Norris Greene Publishing, Inc.With a two-year community college in Madison County, there was also a need in the community for some educational entity that would provide four-year programs for its graduates. When Saint Leo University opened its Madison Education Center on the NFCC campus, it offered the community college graduates a chance to complete four-year degrees and prepare for a career, or for further education elsewhere. Students who could not afford to live away from home and pay for an education too, or who, because of family or other obligations could not leave their home communities, were now afforded an opportunity they would not otherwise have had. Dr. Brian OConnell, Assistant Professor of Education at Saint Leos Madison Center, and a recipient of the CITE Award (April 2013) for excellence in online instruction and administration, spoke to the Madison Rotary Club about the impact Saint Leos has had on the community of Madison through just one of its programs: elementary education. Saint Leos Elementary Education program is a state-approved Teacher Education program, and when students finish, they are immediately qualified for Florida certification in grades K-6, including the ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) endorsement and Reading endorsement. The ESOL consists of two semesters of courses and a comprehensive in-class exam, and the Reading endorsement requires three semesters of reading instruction courses and completion of a Reading Impact project. Graduates have also spent three semesters in practicum placements in local schools and have completed a 16-week full time assignment in a student teaching internship. They must pass a general knowledge test of math, reading, English, and essay, a subject area exam in K-6. They must also attend one professional education conference. In terms of preparedness, Saint Leo graduates have spent two years in the elementary education environment in the county where they live, whether that is Madison County or any of the other five surrounding counties served by NFCC/Saint Leo. In terms of benefit to the community, We harvest folks from local communities and provide home-grown teachers, said OConnell. Homegrown teachers tend to stay. They have continuity with the community. People will stay in a community they care about. For many of the students, were it not for the possibility of getting their degree in Madison, they would not be teachers, he added. Its a degree that cannot be gotten online. It is a course of intense work and study, and after the first semester, some students will decide that it is not for them. But of the Education Majors who begin their second semester of coursework at the Madison Center, 90 percent complete the degree. For the last three years, graduates have found 100 percent employment, and since 2007, the Madison Center has produced 111 certified teachers. For more information about the Madison Center and the programs it offers, visit the website at www.saintleo.edu/educationcenters/locations/madison-educationcenter.aspx or call the Madison Center at (850) 973-3356. The Madison Center is also on Facebook. www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, August 7, 2013 Madison County Carrier 5AAROUNDMADISONCOUNTY BAILEY MONUMENT CO 740252 Happy 90th Birthday Tom GrahamThe children of Tom Graham would like to invite you to his 90thBirthday Party on Saturday, August 10, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the United Methodist Cooperative Ministries on Colin P. Kelly Highway. Your gift is your presence. Saint Leo Universitys Elementary Education ProgramGreene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Lynette Norris, July 31, 2013Dr. Brian OConnell of Saint Leo Universitys Madison Center talks about the centers Elementary Education program, one of several four-year degrees offered.

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www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, August 7, 2013 6A Madison County CarrierAROUNDMADISONCOUNTY Auto Parts Building Becomes American Legion PostBy Jacob Bembry Greene Publishing, Inc. Outside the building, one can see the faded NAPA sign, but walking through the building in Greenville, there is little left to remind one that the building once housed car parts. There are some pegboards left on the walls, which once held fan belts and hoses or screws and bolts, but not much else. When one walks through the doors, one can look to his immediate right and see the area where Preston Gainey holds his smoking cessation lessons every Tuesday evening. The area also holds the place where Veterans Service officer Oliver Bradley meets with veterans who need to discuss concerns or benefits with him every Thursday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Right behind this area is the office space, rented by Southern Habitats, owned by Joe and Kathy Reams, which is a reforestation program, which helps replant wetland plants disrupted by any state construction program. On the right is the room, where the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary hosts their meetings. They had been meeting in the homes of different ladies in the auxiliary. They now have a central meeting place. Standing in the buildings foyer, if one walks straight ahead, they walk into the American Legion Hall. It replaces the space in the Scott Realty Office, which had served as the Posts hall. To the immediate left when one walks into the hall, they can turn and walk into the office of Post Commander Roy Scott. On the far left walls in the hall, there are two restrooms, one a womens restroom, the other a mens restroom. The whole building is furnished throughout with furniture that came from Florida State University, which Scott explains that he purchased at auctions, which are held on even months on the Tallahassee campus. Scott also points out that the paint that was used is recycled paint that the Post got from Leon County. Every Thursday, Leon County offers recycled paint to anyone who wants it. According to demand, they can get either one or two five-gallon buckets of the paint. The appliances in the kitchen part of the post have all been donated, as has much of the labor. Scott said that soon there would be floor covering in the building and that Joe Reams will do some landscaping. Already Scott has planted some hardy lantana flowers right outside the building. The American Legion Post, a few paid part-time workers and many volunteers have transformed the former NAPA Auto Parts into a great place for the Post to meet. Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jacob Bembry, August 5, 2013A pegboard inside is one of the few reminders that the building once was used for an auto parts business. Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jacob Bembry, August 5, 2013The faded sign outside shows that the building once housed NAPA Auto Parts. Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jacob Bembry, August 5, 2013The desk for the head of the Ladies Auxiliary in the American Legion meeting hall. Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jacob Bembry, August 5, 2013The kitchen in the American Legion meeting hall. Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jacob Bembry, August 5, 2013The foyer inside the American Legion Hall. Preston Mathews teaches smoking cessation meetings there on Tuesday evenings and Veterans Service Director Oliver Bradley meets with Greenville-area veterans on Thursday mornings. Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jacob Bembry, August 5, 2013The Ladies Auxiliary for the Greenville American Legion now have their own meeting room. Previously, they had alternated between different homes of the ladies.Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jacob Bembry, August 5, 2013American Legion Post Commander Roy Scott sits in his ofce at the newly renovated American Legion Hall, which was formerly NAPA Auto Parts in Greenville.

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Submitted by Inv. Mark JoostThe Madison County Sheriffs Office will be offering an Intermediate Pistol Course for citizens from 2 p.m. until approximately 8:30 on Saturday, Aug. 10. This six-and-a-half course is designed to build a winning foundation for basic concealed carry weapon courses. It will also benefit anyone who desires to increase their knowledge, confidence and ability to prevail in a violent confrontation. There are many fine N.R.A. instructors facilitating concealed carry weapon classes locally and throughout our nation. Many of us take it serious to prepare law abiding citizens for the dynamics of armed confrontations. I consider this a team effort with all of my fellow N.R.A. instructors. My concern remains with the brief gun show type courses. Although many of these instructors may be presenting their material in a professional manner, and may meet the state requirement within a few hours, citizens often leave these gun show type courses more confused than before they started or they are completely unaware of very important issues. Our courses are attempting to offer instruction in areas that statistics show to be extremely important. We want to assist good people in becoming aware and prepared. It is up to individuals to make the choices that are best for them. Our concealed carry weapon course helps you establish a winning foundation. This intermediate course will provide additional skills we consider a necessity to win mentally, physically and spiritually. Some of the skills we will cover in this course include: Fine tuning weapon concealed carry options. Less lethal options. Accessing a firearm concealed on your person and firing. Clearing handgun malfunctions. Cover vs. concealment. Firing from cover. Enhancing marksmanship fundamentals. Enhancing speed and accuracy with a firearm. Reloading under stress. Night firing with and without a flashlight. Basic instinctive shooting. Handgun retention. Predator proximity awareness. Handgun disassembly, cleaning and assembly. If you have any questions, please contact Captain Mark W. Joost at (850) 519-0947. www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, August 7, 2013 Madison County Carrier 7AAROUNDMADISONCOUNTY An Internet connection isnt just nice to have anymore. Its a necessity.Home Internet service is important for school, todays job market and to stay connected. Now its affordable with CenturyLink Internet Basics.Qualifying low-income families living in a CenturyLink service area should call 1.800.257.3212 or visit www.centurylink.com/internetbasics to determine if they qualify and learn more about the CenturyLink Internet Basics discount program. An affordable computer and free basic internet training are also available. Dog Days Of SummerBy Rose Klein Greene Publishing, Inc.Summer is here and with it, lots of opportunities for you and your pet to be outdoors. Time off from work may mean vacation or more walks and playtime outside for you and your pet. But, just like you, your dog or cat may need a little downtime after too much fun in the sun. Dr. John Lewis at the Madison Veterinary Clinic offers these tips in caring for your animals during the summer. Heat Stroke Make sure your pet has plenty of shade if they are outside and that they have plenty of fresh drinking water to prevent hydration. A doghouse is not suitable shade because the inside of a house will actually trap any cool air available and can cause the dog to overheat. If possible, a shady spot where a dog can dig is ideal. Monitor your dog if you take them for a walk or go hiking. Avoid times during the middle of the day that is the hottest. If you see your dog drooling or weaving, stop and cool them down immediately, these are signs of heat stroke. A side note to walking: avoid asphalt and concrete as it can burn your dogs paw pads. Lastly, special care should be given to short-muzzled dogs, such as pugs and Boston terriers or cats such as Persians. Car Rides Taking your dog with you on short rides or errands is great for the dog, but not when it comes to leaving them in a parked car. Even with the windows down, the temperature inside a car can reach up to 100 degrees in a matter of minutes. After 30 minutes, the temperature can be over 120 degrees, and can cause irreversible organ damage and death. Never leave your animal in a parked car, even for a few minutes. Snake Bites Keep your dog safe on walks by keeping them on a leash. Allowing your dog or cat to roam freely puts them at risk for snakebite. Rattlesnakes and cottonmouths are prevalent in Northern Florida, so be on guard any time youre out for a walk, especially near ponds. If your dog or cat is bitten, get them to a vet immediately. Your veterinarian can administer anti-venom if necessary, but for it to be the most effective, your pet should have the anti-venom one to four hours after the snakebite. Insect Bites/Stings Bees, wasps and yellow jackets cause an increase in bites and stings for pets during the summer. The severity of symptoms from a sting depends on the response from the animal and number of bites they take. If there were multiple stings, it could cause your pet to have respiratory problems, from mild to severe. Insect bites and stings are typically treated with antihistamines. Fleas and Ticks Keeping your pet free from eas and ticks during the summer can be a full-time job. Flea problems can be the most aggravating and hardest to control for pet owners. A common thought is that cold weather will kill off eas, but this unfortunately is not the case. Flea eggs can remain dormant up to one year. When the increased temperatures and humidity of summer comes, those dormant eggs will hatch. Dr. Lewis says that eas may seem to prefer one pet to another, however all pets in the household should be treated, as well as the entire environment. When treating your pets for eas, he says what appears to be most effective right now for dogs is Comfortis and Trifexis. In treating ticks, the Preventix collar has had good results. For cats, he really likes Revolution, not only for its effectiveness but also because it is topical. He goes on to say that Comfortis is good too, but only if your cat is good at taking pills. Summertime Travel Carsickness is the most common complaint when pet owners take their pets with them on vacation. Dr. Lewis says this can be caused by motion sickness or from anxiety. Motion sickness can be treated with medications that you can get from your veterinarian. If your pet has anxiety from being in the car, medication can help this as well, but for a long-term solution, behavior modication is required. Gradually increasing your pets time in your vehicle can help them adjust or you might even consider seeing an animal behaviorist for further help if necessary. Thunderstorm Phobia Summer in Florida brings summer rain and with that, thunder. Many pets are fearful of thunder and if not addressed, can result in damage to the house, or injury to themselves, when left alone. There are several possibilities when treating thunderstorm phobia. Tranquilizers and anti-anxiety medications that you obtain from your veterinarian, can be given for a short-term solution, but will not solve the overall issue. Products that you can purchase, such as a Thunder Shirt that is purported to comfort your dog or cat during the storm or sprays and plug-ins that emit pheromones that soothes your pet, are a possibility, but have mixed results. A more permanent solution is behavioral modication, gradually exposing your pet to thunderstorm noise that could allow them to adapt overtime. Armed with these tips from Dr. Lewis, and a little help from your veterinarian, you and your pet can safely and happily enjoy summer. Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Rose Klein July 31, 2013Dr.John Lewis at Madison Veterinary Clinic helps owners with summer time pet issues. Sheriffs Ofce To Offer Concealed Carry Weapons Class This Saturday

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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 REAL ESTATE FOR SALE BY OWNER MOBILE HOMES FOR SALE FOR SALE FOR RENT HELP WANTED Buy, Sell or Trade In The ClassiedsCall 973-4141 Call 973-4141$12 $12 (for 20 words or less)www.greenepublishing.com SERVICES Classifieds . . . . . .8A Madison County Carrier Wednesday, August 7, 2013I am a retired nurse; and want to do private duty work with the elderly. If you can use me, I am available for any shift. Excellent references. 464-7276 (Cell) run, n/cPageant 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 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 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. 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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 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 MondayQuest Training offers a professional CNA prep class taught by a registered nurse. High pass rates on state test. No GED or Diploma required if age 18yr. Day and evening classes. 386-362-10658/7 8/28, pdAdvertising Sales Representative (salesman) needed. Our newspaper ofce is seeking an outstanding individual to join or sales team. Do you possess a sunny, friendly attitude? Can you talk with customers easily and help them feel at home? Do you have a good personality and LOVE to talk on the telephone? If you are a team player, able to handle multiple tasks, have a friendly can-do-attitude, a great work ethic, are organized, and self-motivated then this job might be just for you. 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www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, August 7, 2013 Madison County Carrier 9A ----Legals---7/31, 8/7 7/31, 8/7 7/31, 8/7 New Millennium Charter School is accepting bids for transportation services. All transportation bids are due by August 8, 2013. Bids may be mailed or hand delivered to: Dr. Jerri Haynes 2640 SW CR 360A Madison, FL 32340 Erectile Dysfunction Drugs May Be Dangerous To Your HealthFREE book by doctor reveals what the NOTICE Aucilla Area Solid Waste Administration is holding a meeting on August 12, 2013 at 4:00 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 850-948-4875.8/7 8/7 The following is a list of unclaimed bond money held by the Madison County Sheriffs Ofce. Persons having or claiming any interest in said funds or any portion of them shall le their written claim with the Sheriff or Clerk of Court and shall make sufcient proof to said Sheriff or Clerk of his ownership and upon so doing shall be entitled to received any part of the money so claimed. Unless such bond money is claimed on or before the rst day of September, 2012, same shall be declared forfeited and all claims in reference thereto are forever barred. DEFENDANT DATE POSTED AMOUNT POSTED KAREN HARRELSON 9/7/99 30.00 ADRIAN CANDELARIO RODRIGUEZ 2/31/04 1146.00 MARIO PEREZ A/K/A MIGUEL ROBLERO 4/18/05 790.00 LANA ARTHUR 9/26/05 540.00 TELLAS DETRAIL BARNUM1/13/09 390.00 WALLACE MCARTHUR 10/20/09 390.00 LOUIS RODRIGUEZ 3/2/11 540.008/7, 8/14, 8/21, 8/28 2009 Hometown ContentSudoku Puzzle #2990-MMedium1 2 345 67 8 9 65 41 837 523 196 54 Sudoku Puzzle Of The Week

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North Florida Community Colleges Community Theatre presents The Wizard of Oz Saturday, Aug. 10 at Van H. Priest Auditorium. Two show times are being offered, a Saturday matinee at 2 p.m. and an evening show at 7 p.m. Tickets are $6 (general admission) and available in advance or the night of the performance. Enchantment abounds as Dorothy begins her wondrous journey to The Land of Oz. Good Witch Glinda and the Munchkins point Dorothy toward the Yellow Brick Road, a magical path to The Emerald City -and we're off! Off to see the Wonderful Wizard of Oz! All the favorite characters join in the journey including the Scarecrow, Tin Man, Cowardly Lion and, of course, the Wicked Witch of the West. True to L. Frank Baum's heartwarming tale The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, NFCC Community Theatres production brings the timeless childrens classic and all its favorite characters to life on the Van H. Priest Auditorium stage. The play, written and adapted by Kathryn Schultz Miller of ArtReach Childrens Theatre Plays, is being directed by NFCCs own Denise Bell. Local stars, students and community members are starring in the production. We are thrilled to bring this production to the NFCC stage, said Bell. I invite everyone to come out and support the students, children and community members who are putting this production together and bringing our Land of Oz to life. Its a lot of work, but its so much fun to see the creativity and enthusiasm that surrounds each production. For more information about the production, contact Denise Bell at (850) 9739481 or belld@nfcc.edu. The Wizard of Oz tickets are on sale now in the NFCC College Advancement Ofce (Bldg. 32, NFCC campus). For more information or to purchase tickets call (850) 973-1653 or email news@nfcc.edu. www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, August 7, 2013 10A Madison County CarrierAROUNDMADISONCOUNTY NFCC Community Theatre presents The Wizard of Oz Saturday, Aug. 10 at Van H. Priest Auditorium Local stars, students and community members star in this timeless production

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SectionC Wednesday, August 7, 2013 Back to School means its time to go back to dancing school as well. On Tuesday, September 3, the sound of tapping feet and lively music will once again be heard at Beckys Dance Steps Studio as students put on their dancing shoes for the studios 38th season of dance instruction. Registration and Open House for the 2013 2014 terms will be held Wednesday, August 14th Friday, August 16th, from 3 pm 6 pm at the studio located at 438 East Base Street, next to McDonalds in Madison. Classes will be offered in Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Kinderdance and Pointe for ages three through adult. Information about purchasing dancewear locally from Madison Kids Sale Extravaganza located at 172 SW Range Ave. will also be available at registration. From the preschool beginner experiencing the magical world of dance for the first time to the seasoned performer there is sure to be a class for everyone. Becky Robinson, the owner and Director of Beckys Dance Steps Studio, is a member of Dance Masters of America. She and her staff are excited about the prospects of a new school year offering the latest in dance to the youth and community of Madison and the surrounding areas. Returning students can also look forward to having Scott Benson, renowned dancer, choreographer and guest teacher at Beckys Dance Steps Studio teaching weekly classes in Jazz, Hip Hop, Lyrical and Contemporary. For more registration information, call 973-4828 or 973-4444 or visit us on the web at www.beckysdancesteps.com. Returning students can also download the registration forms from the website to register by mail.Its Time to Put on Your Dancing Shoes! By Rose Klein Greene Publishing, Inc.The staff at Madison County Central School (MCCS) is energized about current and future changes planned for the upcoming school year. The changes being implemented are to create a new beginning for MCCS. One obvious change is new principal, Dr. Willie Miles, who will be instrumental in helping the school to achieve four new goals that the school has set for themselves. The new goals that they feel will be necessary for change are to: Implement standard based instruction; Create a safe and orderly school with a positive school climate; Increase parent engagement; and Integrate instructional technology. All of these changes are being made so that students will excel academically in a safe and happy environment. Lynne Brown, the school guidance counselor, is excited about the transformations taking place. Using words like fresh and new, she described the positive atmosphere among the school staff and said, The focus is all about moving forward. Another obvious and very visible change you will see is the new artwork on the front of the school, in the cafeteria and on a wall where parents will be sure to notice when picking up their elementary aged children. The eye-catching murals are the artwork of Stacy Ridgeway and his son, Stace, who make up the business Mural Mural on the Wall. Stacy is a former art teacher who moved from New York (where he held his teaching certificate) to Atlanta, Ga. After failing the certification test in Atlanta, a coach at the school asked him to paint a mural on the gym floor and a business was created. Stacy has no qualms sharing his story because he thinks its important for people, especially kids, to understand that by not achieving one thing, it could actually lead to better things you might never consider or think possible. After Stacys son, Stace (who is based in New York) joined him in the business; they began traveling and painting murals all across the nation. They will return to Central later in the year where Stacy will talk to the kids and teach about art. Stacy was smiling when he said, Im doing what I love. Im not only doing artwork, but Im back in the schools, teaching. Brown presented the template they used last year to paint smiley faces around the school and said that one small change was received so positively among the students, that it became the catalyst for the murals, and the future beautification changes planned. It was reminiscent of Stacys story in how his change started by what seemed to be a failure, but sparked and snowballed into a thriving and successful business. This type of success is exactly what the Central staff is working diligently on to accomplish for the school. MCCS staff really is striving to be A Magical Place Creating A New Tomorrow for its students.Central Schools transformation begins taking shapeMadison County Central SchoolCreating A Magical Transformation Stacy and Stace Ridgeway help schools attain visual appeal

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www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, August 7, 2013 2C Madison County CarrierBACKTOSCHOOLGreenville Elementary School 729 SW Overstreet Ave. Greenville, FL 32331Ph: 850-973-5033 Fax: 850-973-5040 Principal: Valencia Barnes August 5, 2013 Dear Parents and Students: Welcome to the 2013 2014 school year. I hope you had a restful and enjoyable summer and are ready to return to another exciting year at Greenville Elementary School. I look forward to the challenge of another year and the opportunity to work together with each of you. Greenville Elementary has the state of the art technology available to the students and teachers. We have SMARTBOARDS in every classroom and students will have access to Kindles to help boost our reading scores. We will continue with Positive Behavior Support (PBS) to reward students for their outstanding behavior. Our fth grade students will also have the opportunity to participate in our school Safety Patrol. These are just a few changes on our campus. The Greenville Elementary Faculty and Staff are committed to helping Greenville Elementary School succeed. We will have Open House on Thursday, August 15, 2013, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. This will be a wonderful opportunity for your child to meet their teacher and take a tour of the school. The rst day of school is Monday, August 19, 2013. Supervision is available from 7:40 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Students should arrive to school no later 7:45 a.m. Our school day will begin at 8:00 a.m. and end at 3:15 p.m. I look forward to working with you and your child during the upcoming school year. Please feel free to contact me any time if you have questions or concerns. This will help me to develop a positive working relationship between the home and school to provide your child with the best opportunity to be a successful student at Greenville Elementary School. Thanks for your support. Sincerely, Valencia T. Barnes Proud Principal Dear Parents and Students of MCHS, I would like to welcome you on behalf of the faculty and staff at Madison County High School. We encourage you to visit your childs school throughout the entire school year. When you come out we ask that you go by the main ofce to sign in and we will assist you with your needs or concerns at that time. Our faculty and staff are extremely dedicated to our students and their parents. If we can be of assistance to you please call and we will try to help. We are focused on school improvement and ask for your help and input as we go through this year together. You should be aware that there were changes in Floridas education laws that affect your students requirements for graduation. Passing the end of course exams in biology, algebra 2, chemistry or American history is not a requirement, though those tests will count as 30% of your students nal grade. Passing FCAT reading and algebra are still required for graduation, however. You should also be aware that your Madison County High School received an A in December for our school grade. Much of that success comes from the number of students receiving industry certications and college credits. Our students earned over 250 hours of credit from North Florida Community College. Further, our student earned over 100 industry certications, last year. The high school also received the Southern Regional Education Boards 2013 Outstanding High Schools That Work Award. Please note that only 19 high schools nationwide received this award and we are the only high school in the State to be so recognized. As you know, our school excels not only in academics but in sports. The Cowboys received 4A Public Overall Award from the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA). The Florida Athletic Coaches Association awarded the high school its Class 4A Athletic Program of the Year. Thank you in advance for your understanding and support of our faculty and staff at Madison County High School with the policies and procedures. I am always here with an open mind about any concerns you may have. To ensure the best education for your child, we must have the parent, child, and school working together. Together we can achieve our goal of being Focused on Success. Our open-house will be on August 13th from 5:30pm til 7:30pm at MCHS and our back to school Explosion will be on August 10th at NFCC. Ninth grade orientation will start at 5:00 PM on August 13th, immediately before the open house. We look forward to working with you and your student during this upcoming school year. Sincerely, Ben F. Killingsworth Principal MCHS Madison County Excel Alternative Education Center (MCEAEC) Welcome back to school. MCEAEC, otherwise known as Madison Excel, has returned to being fully operated by Madison County School District. Madison Excel has undergone a complete reorganization with a new and stronger staff whose goal is to provide the best education possible for its students. MCEAEC will begin the new school year with Mrs. Jada Williams assigned as the Dean of Students/Lead Teacher. Jada will be the go between person for MCEAEC and district Coordinator of Career, Technical and Alternative Education, Sam Stalnaker. Together, they will ensure a smaller teacher to student ratio, while mandating student success through a more interactive approach to teaching and learning. Students will receive both face to face and computer-based instruction while the staff works to conrm all educational needs are met within the connes of an alternative school setting. The MCEAEC staff is excited to welcome all parents, students and community stakeholders to our facility. We are looking forward to developing a strong partnership between the school, parents and student. This partnership will ensure that all stakeholders share the responsibility of student success. Through shared responsibility, MCEAEC staff wants you to know that we will strive to do our very best to fulll our responsibility to fully educate your child. We, at MCEAEC, offer an open invitation for parents and our community to become involved in the education of our students. MCEAEC will be holding its annual Open House Thursday, August 15th from 5-6 pm. MCEAEC will operate using a traditional school day beginning at 8:00am and ending at 2:55 pm. All students shall arrive at and depart from school either by district school bus or by parental transportation. NO students shall be permitted to drive to MCEAEC. Again, we welcome all students, parents and students back to school at MCEAEC for an exciting and prosperous year. Madison Academy(Madison County Independent Schools) PO Box 690 2812 West US Hwy. 90 Madison, Florida 32340 850.973.2529 www.madisonacademy.org Dear Madison Academy Parents, I hope that this letter nds you and your children enjoying the summer break. The Madison Academy campus has been buzzing with activity all summer long! I am very excited to have this opportunity to share just a few of the highlights of our summer with you. As many of you are aware, the classroom ooring has been in desperate need of replacement for quite some time. Thanks to the assistance of our Grandparents Club and other donors, we were able to complete phase I of this project over the summer. Phase I was the replacement of the tile and base in our two oldest buildingsthe middle grade building and the administrative building. In addition to the new ooring, the majority of the walls received a fresh coat of paint and the toilets were all removed, scrubbed, and replaced. The new tile is beautiful and the classrooms look and feel fresh and clean! Phase II of this particular project, ooring in our K-Wing and Media Center, will begin in June of next year. We also spent time over the summer addressing some of the erosion issues on our playground areas. Obviously we cannot stop all of the erosion due to the fact that we reside on the slope of a hill, but we have made efforts to minimize it. Dirt was trucked in, sod was put in place, and then the good Lord watered it for us daily. We couldnt have asked for better conditions for our sod to take hold! In addition, we removed some trees and limbs that were unsafe, and we are currently in the process of putting down fresh mulch in our play areas. Shiny new oors, green grass, and mulch are very nice, but we know that the reason you entrust your children to Madison Academy is for the education that they receive. In efforts to maintain academic rigor and develop each individual student to their fullest potential, you may see some realignment of teaching responsibilities this year. Mrs. Jessica Webb will be moving down a grade to receive upcoming fourth grade students, and Mrs. Kelli Thurman will take over the helm in fth grade. Kelli and her husband have relocated to the Lee area from Walton County. She comes to us with seven years of teaching experience and glowing recommendations from her past administrators. She has accepted the challenge to preparing our students for a smooth transition to middle grades, and I am convinced she will deliver just that! In addition to the changes in fourth and fth grade responsibilities, Mrs. Leigh Ann Browning has agreed to teach sixth through eighth grade Language Arts, and Mr. Scot Bunch will pick up the seventh grade Science. In our lower grade division, Mrs. Vickie Sherrard has decided to retire but not leave us completely. We are pleased that Caroline Blair has agreed to take over the rst grade teaching position, and Vickie has agreed to assist her whenever needed. Caroline is a Madison Academy alumni and a graduate of Flagler College. We are very proud of her hard work and dedication and pleased that she has chosen to return to us on a permanent basis. Please plan to attend Open House on Thursday, August 8th, from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. We will meet in the activity building briey for introductions before touring the school. I hope that you enjoy the nal days of summer break, and I am looking forward to seeing you on August 8th! Sincerely, Janna Barrs Head of School Madison County Excel Alternative School Madison County Central School Madison County High School Madison Academy

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www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, August 7, 2010 Madison County Carrier 3CBACKTOSCHOOL LEE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL7731 East US Highway 90 Lee, Florida 32059 850-973-5030 Fax 850-973-5032August 2, 2013, The 2013-14 school year is quickly approaching. The Lee Elementary School teachers and staff are busily working like Santas elves right before Christmas. Bulletin boards are being decorated. Floors are being buffed. Theres an air of excitement as we prepare for our students to return. At Lee Elementary, we believe that ALL students can learn and WILL learn if they are inspired to give their best effort in the process. We encourage parents to get involved by reading daily with their children, making sure their children complete their daily review work, and by volunteering at the school. All you have to do is ll out the school board volunteer form, and we will have lots of opportunities for you to be part of your childs activities at school. Joining our staff this year are Heather Douglas as a Pre-K teacher, Rebecca Gonzalez as a support facilitation teacher, and Sarah Sellers in rst grade teacher. Some important dates to jot down are: August 16th Open House August 19th First Day of School September 2nd Labor Day Holiday Open House will be from 5:30 to 7:00. We are asking parents to drop their students off at their classrooms and then join me in the cafeteria for a short parent information meeting. While we review a few school policies and procedures, the teachers will have a few minutes to introduce themselves to their new students. After our short meeting, parents will then be able to visit with their childrens teachers and get specic class information. We look forward to seeing everyone there. Sincerely, Robin B. Hill Principal Make 2013 the year you change your life CLASSES IN MADISON STARTAUGUST 26Bachelors Degree Programs Business Administration with specialization in Management Computer Information Systems Criminal Justice Elementary Education Health Care Management Human Services Psychology Full-time students may be eligible for the Florida Resident Access Grant (FRAG) Approved for VA Benets/GI Bill Classes now forming in Madison(850) 973-3356 madison@saintleo.edu What you need for where youre going ou need for wher What y e y ou need for wher e going r ou ee egr re s D achelor B dministration A usiness B Classes ograms r ro ee P dministration Classes dministration A usiness B with specialization in anagement M nformation Computer I ystems S ustice riminal J C ducation lementary E E anagement e M ealth Car H dministrationugust 26th A in M with specialization in nformation ducation anagement ttarS ugust 26th adisonin M ervices uman S H chology sy P ull-time students may F be eligible for the esident ida R lor F G) rant (FRA G ervices ull-time students may be eligible for the ccess A esident V ed for v o ppr ro A ill enets/GI B B w for Classes no adison in Msaintleo.edu/madison A VA ming w for (850) 973-3356 madison@saintleo.edusaintleo.edu/madison (850) 973-3356 madison@saintleo.edusaintleo.edu/madison Dear PES Family and Friends, We are ready to begin a new year with new goals, challenges, and expectations. We will have a few new faces at school this year. We will have a new ESE support facilitation teacher Mrs. Paula Kauffman and a new head custodian Mr. Jermaine Johnson. We are very excited to have them join our family. Again this year PES students will be adhering to the Madison County dress code with a few color changes. Shirts now may be royal blue, navy blue, or grey. Students can wear Pinetta logo t-shirts (navy, royal or grey) or regular pull over shirts with a collar. Pants or shorts can be khaki, navy blue, or black. All shoes must be closed toed and attached to your foot (no ip-ops). If you have any questions please give us a call at school. You are invited to this years back to school open house on Thursday, August 15th 5:00-7:00. Come meet your childs teacher and hear a little of what will be expected of you and your child. I would also like to invite you to get involved with your school. There are so many ways you can volunteer at a school, so get involved today! Also be on the lookout for upcoming family nights for each grade level. Our school day begins promptly at 7:50 and ends at 3:15. We look forward to another spectacular year at Pinetta Elementary School! Sincerely, Beth Moore Principal Dear Friends, What an exciting school year we have ahead of us at Aucilla Christian Academy! We are so proud of all that has been accomplished and look forward to whats to come. In May, 74 percent of our graduating seniors received offers of merit-based nancial aid for college, totaling well over $700,000 for an average of over $37,000 in offers per qualifying student! Our athletic teams continue to be very successful and have worked hard this summer to improve their skills as we prepare for the upcoming sports seasons. Signicant progress has been made in our facilities improvements and increasing the principal in our endowment fund to over $800,000. Most importantly, we continue to see our students taking advantage of opportunities to strengthen their relationship with Jesus Christ as they strive to live the life that He calls them to live. Whether in an elementary chapel, a Godly attitude in competition, a musical, or performing in our Living Waters praise team at our annual auction, I am blessed regularly when I see so many of our students representing Christ in such a positive way and impacting many lives for Him in the process. While all these blessings are reason enough to celebrate, they also serve as vivid reminders of what a wise investment an Aucilla Christian Academy education offers. Thank you for the faith and support that you continue to place in our school. We assure you we will continue to do everything required to meet the needs of all our students so they will be able to thrive both now and in the future. We consider it an honor and a privilege to assist you in preparing your children for their future academically and spiritually. In an effort to be better stewards and to, hopefully, make information more conveniently accessible for you, we have posted our back to school information on our website at www.aucilla.org. As always, please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have. May God bless you and your family for the remainder of your summer. We look forward to seeing soon and serving you this school year. In Christ, Richard Finlayson Principal Open House ScheduleAugust 13 Madison County High School 5-5:30 9th grade students & parents (meet in lunchroom); 5:30-7:30, Open House for all grades August 15 Greenville Elementary School, 4-6 p.m. August 15 Pinetta Elementary School, 5-7 August 15 Madison County Excel Alternative School, 5-6 August 15 Madison County Central School, 6:30-8:30 August 16 Lee Elementary School, 5:30-7 Pinetta Elementary School Aucilla Christian Academy

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By Doug Brown, School Superintendent The Madison County School District will begin the 2013-2014 school year on August 19. Superintendent Doug Brown is optimistic that this year will be a banner year in the history of Madison Countys schools. I believe the hard work our teachers, administrators, and district employees have put in will pay off this year in higher levels of student achievement and teaching excellence. The new year will be marked by further implementation of the Common Core State Standards. The standards adopted by the great majority of states across the country are designed to increase levels of reading comprehension, critical thinking, scientic and mathematical reasoning, and problem solving. The District strategic plan complements the Common Core Standard by calling for higher levels of student achievement in reading and mathematics. Many Madison County teachers and administrators spent portions of the summer with colleagues from around the state in Common Core training events. Parents can learn more about the Common Core State Standards by visiting www.corestandards.org. A mix of familiar and new faces will greet students as they begin classes. A number of new teachers, along with veteran teachers new to Madison County, will join the teaching corps. Principals Valencia Barnes (Greenville Elementary), Robin Hill (Lee Elementary), Ben Killingsworth (Madison County High School), and Beth Moore (Pinetta Elementary) will continue in leading their prospective schools. Dr. Willie Miles will take over the reins at Madison County Central School. Superintendent Brown indicated that the District will insist upon higher levels of rigor in the classroom. We are asking our teachers to challenge and engage students in ways that will lead to greater understanding of the curriculum. For our district to move to what we are capable of achieving, we cannot take a path of least resistance. We must insist upon outstanding teaching and expect students to achieve at high levels. Parents and students can get a jump start on the school year by attending the Back to School Explosion slated for Saturday, August 10th, at North Florida Community Colleges Colin Kelly Fitness Center and Gymnasium. School supplies will be distributed at the event. Each school in the District has also scheduled an open house. Parents and other family members are encouraged to attend the open house sessions to learn more about the schools and teachers their students will enjoy this year. Brown encourages parents to be involved in all aspects of education. Research is clear on this point: When parents are engaged in the education of their children, those children achieve at much higher levels than children with disengaged parents. Great teaching, parent engagement, and community involvement are the building blocks of great school systems. MADISON COUNTY CENTRAL SCHOOL 6th, 7th, 8th GRADES 2013-2014 SUGGESTED SCHOOL SUPPLY LIST **BACKPACKS MUST FIT INTO LOCKERS** 1 Three-Ring Binder for Each Subject Tab Dividers Loose Leaf Wide Ruled Notebook Paper 5 Seventy-Count Spiral Composition Notebooks 4 Composition Books Without Spiral Wire 5 Pocket Folders with Pockets and Prongs Plenty of #2 Pencils and Pencil Pouch 3 x 5 Index Cards 2 or 3 Blue or Black Pens Markers, Highlighters and Colored Pencils Metric Ruler Pocket Calculator Flash Drive DRESS OUT CLOTHES FOR P.E. STUDENTS This is a suggested list for purchasing school supplies. MADISON COUNTY CENTRAL SCHOOL K-2 GRADES 2013-2014 SUGGESTED SCHOOL SUPPLY LIST 2 Primary K-1 Writing Tablets 5 Plastic Three-Prong & 2 Pocket Folders 4 packs Ticonderoga Beginner Pencils Plastic Pencil Box 2 Packs Glue Sticks (no liquid glue) 2 Packs of 8 pack Crayons Highlighters 2 Composition Books and (or) Spiral Notebooks 3 Ring Binder (1 inch) 2 Packs Erasers Child Safety Scissors 1 Box Ziploc Bags (quart or gallon) 1 Pack Page Protectors (50 or more) 2 Packs of Paper Towels Change of clothes recommended for kindergarten students 2 Folders without prongs for communicating with parents This is a suggested list for purchasing school supplies.www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, August 7, 2013 4C Madison County CarrierBACKTOSCHOOL August 19 Begins New School Year Madison County Central School School Supply Lists MADISON COUNTY CENTRAL SCHOOL 3rd, 4th, 5th GRADES 2013-2014 SUGGESTED SCHOOL SUPPLY LIST Backpack Wide-Ruled Notebook Paper 5 Three-Prong Folders 3-Ring Plastic View Binder Notebook Pencils with Erasers Glue Sticks Crayons or Colored Pencils 1 Ruler Highlighters 5 Composition Books 5 Spiral Writing Notebooks 1 Pair of Student Scissors 2 Black Sharpie Ultra Fine Point Markers Index Cards (small and large size packs) Pencil Box Blue and Black Pens This is a suggested list for purchasing school supplies.