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Wed. October 30, 2013VOL. 50 NO. 11 50 cents Index2 Sections, 28 Pages Local Weather Viewpoints 2A Obituaries 4A Around Madison4-6, 18A Sports 7-11A School 12-13A Halloween Safety Tips 14-15A Classied/Legals 16-17A Path of Faith Section B Coloring Contest Winners On Page 14A!Madison County Assists In Jefferson County BustBy Fran HuntGreene Publishing, Inc. Madison County deputies assisted Jefferson County deputies last week in a double bust.The Jefferson County Sheriffs Ofce reported that on Tuesday, October 22 at approximately 11:14 p.m., Deputy Craig Vollertsen received a call from a Madison County deputy stating that he had stopped a vehicle in Jefferson County and was requesting assistance. Upon arrival, Deputy Vollertsen met with Deputy Daniel Dukes of the Madison County Sheriffs Ofce. Deputy Dukes stated that EVENING STRUCTURE FIRE IN MADISON COUNTYPhotos submitted by Pat LightcapAt approximately 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 27, neighbors reported smoke coming from a home in the 700 block of County Camp Road just east of the Madison city limits. Madison 911 center sent Madison Fire/Rescue and responding units found the back of the residence fully involved with additional interior ames. No one was home at the time of the blaze. The State Fire Marshals Ofce has been requested to investigate. Madison County Sheriffs Deputies and Madison County Emergency Medical Services also assisted at the scene. Happy Halloween! Page 15A Man Arrested For BurglaryBy Jacob BembryGreene Publishing, Inc. AMadison man was arrested Sunday, Oct. 27, for burglary. According to a Madison Police Department report, the victim observed a black male, dressed in dark clothing (later identied as Troy Jermaine Williams, 37) in the bed of his pickup truck. Williams ran from the victim and the victim chased him on foot, but Williams was able to elude him. At the time, the victim returned home and discovered that a suspect removed a cooler and its contents from the bed of his pickup truck. In addition, the victims Jeep was open, but he was unable to determine if anything had been taken from it. Ofcers David Spicer, Reggie Alexander and Jared Dewey and Madison County Sheriffs Ofce deputies began a search. Williams was located in a trash dumpster behind the old Performance Imports business by Alexander, who Please See Burglary On Page 3ACherry Lake Fire Rescue Community Fundraiser Set For SaturdayBy Jacob BembryGreene Publishing, Inc. Cherry Lake Fire Rescue will sponsor a community barbecue chicken dinner and fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 2, from 5 p.m.-until. Plates will cost $7 each and live music is expected at the event, which will be held at the Cherry Lake Fire Rescue station. To reserve plates, please call Cherry Lake Fire Rescue at (850) 9292354 at least one day prior and leave name, number of plates desired and a return phone number to verify the order, or email the information to Man Injured In ATV AccidentBy Jacob BembryGreene Publishing, Inc. Aman was injured in an accident involving an ATV, just south of Lee, on Thursday afternoon, Oct. 24. According to witnesses, Joseph A. Riglioni, of Davenport, Ill., was headed south on the east shoulder of County Road 255, driving a 2004 Honda Foreman ATV. The ATV crossed over a culvert and became airborne and traveled approximately 20 feet and landed on top of Riglioni. Madison County EMS transported Riglioni to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The Lee Volunteer Fire Department and the Madison County Sheriffs Ofce assisted at the scene. FHP Trooper D. Bogusky investigated the accident.Photo by PHOTOS BY RUSSELL, October 24, 2013Joseph A. Riglioni is assisted by Lee volunteer reghters and Madison County EMS after he was involved in an ATV accident on CR 255 South last Thursday afternoon. See Bust On Page 3A Going Pink Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jacob Bembry, October 25, 2013Tommy Hardee gets his hair colored pink by Tori Self of Greene Publishing, Inc., for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Lynette Norris, October 28, 2013Men from Greene Publishing, Inc. dyed their hair, their beard and their sideburns pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Shown left to right: Hunter Greene, Steven Godfrey and Jacob Bembry. Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Lynette Norris, October 28, 2013Property Appraiser Leigh Bareld sports pink hair for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Thomas Washington John Moore


Brushing your teeth, ossing and visiting the dentist keep your teeth and gums healthy, but maintaining good oral hygiene is also important for your overall health. In some cases, oral problems can be a symptom of other diseases, such as diabetes. Research has also linked gum disease to heart disease, premature birth and even knee arthritis. The mouth is a portal into the rest of the body. Research shows there's a relationship between the bacteria and the inammation that bacteria cause in the mouth and a lot of other diseases. Here are several ways that oral hygiene is related to the rest of your health. Diabetes One complication of diabetes is gum disease. Diabetes can change blood vessels in ways that impair blood ow, which in turn, weakens gums and makes them more vulnerable to infection. Diabetes also increases blood sugar levels, and if these increases aren't properly managed, high glucose levels in the mouth can encourage bacterial growth. More than seven million people with diabetes don't know they have it. Heart disease Several studies have linked periodontal disease, which is a chronic bacterial infection of the gums, with an increased risk of heart attack and stroke. For example, a 2003 review of nine previous studies found that people with periodontal disease had a 19 percent increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease, compared with people without periodontal disease. The reason for the link is not clear. Some researchers have suggested that periodontal disease increases inammation in the body, which in turn, is a risk factor for heart disease. Others have suspected that bacteria from the mouth may nd their way into the bloodstream, and contribute to plaque buildup in arteries. A 2005 study from researchers at the University of Florida even found oral bacteria inside artery plaque. However, it's too soon to say the bad oral health actually causes heart disease. The two conditions share several risk factors, including smoking, old age and diabetes, which may explain why they occur together, according to the American Heart Association. Last year, the American Hospital Association said there is no conclusive evidence that gum disease actually causes heart disease, or that dental treatment prevents heart disease. Still, for some heart conditions, the link between oral health and heart disease is more established. Endocarditis, a condition that involves inammation of the lining of the heart valve, is most commonly caused by bacteria (including oral bacteria) that enter the bloodstream and travel to the heart. If you have poor oral hygiene, activities such as brushing your teeth may tear the oral tissue, and allow bacteria to enter the bloodstream, according to the Mayo Clinic. But the condition is rare in people with healthy hearts. Oral health and pregnancy Studies have linked periodontal disease in pregnant women with an increased risk of premature birth. While these studies cannot prove that gum infections cause premature birth, some researchers have speculated that the immune response to such infections might trigger premature labor. A 2011 study from Australia found that women with periodontal disease took longer to become pregnant than those without the condition. Knee arthritis A 2012 study suggested oral bacteria may contribute to some cases of knee osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. The researchers tested the synovial uid, which is found in the joints, of 36 people with knee arthritis. Five of the patients had gum bacteria in their uid. For two of the patients, the bacteria found in the joint uid was a genetic match to bacteria found in the mouth. Bacteria in the joints could exacerbate arthritis, the researchers said. However, because the study was small, more research is needed to prove that mouth bacteria can cause or worsen arthritis. Respiratory illness Bacteria in the mouth may also nd their way to the lungs if a person breathes in tooth plaque. This may cause pneumonia or other severe respiratory disease. The risk for this happening is highest in people with underlying conditions, such as conditions that compromise the immune system. Bacteria in the airways can also worsen chronic lung conditions, such as emphysema. Full medical history Often, people might not think about the ways that their oral health affects the rest of their body. In fact, many people neglect to provide their full medical history to their dentist, such as medications they are taking. Many people don't believe that dentists need to know some of that information, because they don't think it's related to dentistry. For instance, people taking medications for breast cancer, prostate cancer, or osteoporosis may not realize that these drugs affect the ability of bone to heel. Then if one has an extraction, the bone may not heal properly, which could result in an infection. Let your dentist know what medications you are taking. Ahalf century ago, NASA was facing the problem of how to fulfill the late President Kennedys challenge to land a man on the moon and safely return him to earth before the decade was complete. Of three potential methods, they decided on a technique known as Lunar Orbit Rendezvous (LOR) which would require two space vehicles, the command module (CM) and the lunar module (LM). One astronaut would stay in orbit around the moon in the CM while the other two would descend to the moons surface in the LM. Following their landing and walkabout, the two lunar explorers would rocket back into orbit to rejoin the CM and then return to earth in the mother ship. It was a risky method, but NASAs team of engineers and scientists had determined it was the only method with a reasonable chance of succeeding in the decade of the 1960s. NASA and its contractors had experience building space capsules and ever larger rockets. Without question, the most difficult challenge would be building the LM itself. That job fell to Grumman Aerospace of Long Island, N.Y. The LM was a complicated flying machine consisting of several critical pieces. First, there was the cabin that would house the astronauts. Beneath them were two engines, one for descent and the other for ascent, separated by a platform which contained four legs the landing gear for the spacecraft. On one of those legs was a crude ladder that the astronauts would use to climb down to the lunar surface. The descent engine would be used to brake the descending LM to a gentle landing. Following the exploration phase, the ascent engine would break away from the lower stage and lift the upper stage containing the cabin into lunar orbit and rendezvous with the orbiting CM. There were many complicated phases of this mission, but without question, the highest degree of difficulty was the landing itself. How does an astronaut practice for such a difficult task on earth, where gravity is six times greater than the moons and there is no air to provide lift? To do this, NASA identified and developed three methods. They built a simulator that would permit the crew to interface with the mission control team to practice the landing in a laboratory environment. Second, they constructed a Lunar Landing Research Facility (LLRF) at Langley. Virginia. The LLRF was slightly smaller than a football field and 40 feet high. The astronaut would ride a wired gantry and practice landing in various lighting conditions among an array of boulders similar to the moons surface. The third method, an actual flying machine, was very risky. A year before he became an astronaut, Neil Armstrong was part of a NASA-industry team that put together the specifications for a Lunar Lander Research Vehicle (LLRV). A conventional jet engine would lift the pilot to about 500 feet and then reduce power to simulate one-sixth gravity. The pilot would then use a second engine for descent and smaller translational jets to move the craft in the three axes of pitch, roll, and yaw. The machine, built by Bell Aerospace of Buffalo, N.Y., was successfully tested at NASAs facility at Edwards ATB, CA. This led to converting the prototypes and building three additional LLT (training) Vs. NASA used a total of five LLTVs to train the men who would pilot the lunar landings. Two of the five crashed, including one with Neil Armstrong aboard 14 months before he made the first lunar landing. Armstrong ejected and escaped death with barely a half second to spare before the crash. The LLTV was so dangerous that NASA officials repeatedly tried to remove it from the training program, but every astronaut insisted that it was a critical part of the training regimen. These three methods were used by the Apollo astronauts and their support teams to train for the difficult task of landing on the moon. In late July 1969, Apollo 11 completed President Kennedys goal set eight years before. Had it been a more relaxed goal and not a space race between the Soviets and Americans, we might have built a more permanent presence on the moon like a lunar station similar to the International Space Station to carry on more extensive research and exploration. Project Apollo was designed to land on the moon and return before the Soviets did it first, and in that regard, it was highly successful. This was NASAs heyday. Wednesday, October 30, 2013 2A Madison County CarrierVIEWPOINTS& OPINIONS National SecurityJoe Boyles Guest Columnist Did You Know...Lunar LanderAcroquembouche is a spectacular dessert that is usually reserved for special occasions such as weddings, baptisms and rst communions. Its a French dessert with mounds of choux pastry balls, properly named proteroles, piled into a cone shape and held together with threads of caramel. Decoration is traditionally spun sugar, chocolates, owers and ribbon, but can of course be altered for individual creativity The croquembouche pictured here was one made for me by my friend, David Whitman, who happens to be an excellent baker by profession. He made it for me on my recent milestone birthday and it was the pice de rsistance of my French dinner party, made special by other friends and family also excellent cooks and bakers. Davids version of croquembouche started with profiteroles that were lled with two avors of pastry cream and held together with dabs and drizzles of homemade caramel. He then decorated it with white chocolate roses, two types of hand crafted chocolates (hes also a chocolatier!) and chocolate dragees. It was, by far, the most elaborate and special birthday dessert I have ever had. Making a croquembouche may seem daunting, but with time and patience, you can easily make one for your next special occasion. Making this dessert is much like preparing Thanksgiving dinner for your family. You have a lot of upfront preparation with a good amount of time involved and after its all put together, a urry of forks and knives nishes in just moments, what took you hours to prepare. The most important thing to remember about making a croquembouche is when to eat it. If you have never made anything like this before, I would suggest a trial run, because after you have added the last touch of decoration, you have only about four hours to serve before the pastry becomes soggy So, with timing in mind, throw your intimidation out the window and I will walk you through, step by step. Proteroles (also known as Cream Puffs already seems easier doesnt it?) 1 cup water 6 tbsp unsalted butter 1 tsp sugar tsp salt 1 cup our 4 large eggs 1 egg yolk beaten with 1 TB water In a large saucepan, combine water, butter, sugar and salt. Stirring constantly, bring to a boil over medium heat. Remove from heat and sift our into the pan. Using a wooden spoon, stir into a paste and return to heat. Continue stirring until the mixture pulls away from sides of pan and is slightly shiny about three minutes. Remove from heat and beat three minutes more. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each egg. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spoon (or pipe with a piping bag) 2 inch mounds of dough onto paper and brush tops with the egg yolk and water mixture. Bake 15 minutes, reduce temperature to 350 degrees and bake until golden brown, about 30 minutes more; cool completely Makes about 12 puffs. Vanilla Pastry Cream (Make this ahead to speed up the decoration process.) 2 cups whole milk cup sugar vanilla bean, split lengthwise and seeds scraped into the milk OR 1 tsp vanilla extract 1/8 tsp salt 4 large egg yolks cup cornstarch 2 tbsp unsalted butter In a medium saucepan, combine milk, cup of the sugar, vanilla extract (if using) and salt. Stirring constantly cook over medium heat until mixture comes to a simmer. In a medium bowl, whisk egg yolks, cornstarch and remaining sugar. Whisking constantly, pour about cup of the hot milk mixture into egg mixture; pour back into pan and continue whisking until mixture registers 160 degrees on a digital thermometer, about two to three minutes. Remove from heat, add butter and beat until mixture cools, about ve minutes. Cover with plastic wrap and press wrap directly onto surface to prevent a skin from forming on the custard. Chill. (This can be kept in fridge for two days.) *If you want to make this easier, yes, you can use pudding. Youll need a pastry bag with a large round tip to pipe the pastry cream into the cooled puffs. Pick this up at a craft or department store and some grocery stores have them on the baking aisle. After you ll the puffs, this is when you need to be mindful of your time because the cream or pudding will start to make the puffs soggy Caramel (Unfortunately this cant be made ahead because it will become hard like candy You can quickly reheat it to soften while using, but not too much or it will burn.) 2 cups sugar cup water In a shallow saucepan, stir sugar and water to combine. Cover and cook over medium heat until mixture turns light amber in color, about 15 to 20 minutes; remove from heat. Using tongs, dip lled puffs into caramel and place (glazed side up) onto a tray. Stack cream puffs into a cone shape. Decoration I will leave totally up to your creative mind. You can purchase store bought candies, use melted chocolate, ribbon, edible owers (NO pesticides please) or whatever else you can think of. Keep your croquembouche refrigerated until serving time and then sit back and enjoy the ooooohs and aaahhhhs from your family and friends.Croquembouche For A Special Occasion Rose Klein ColumnistFrank NathanExecutive Director Lake Park of Madison Health & Wellness TipsSearching For Ambrosia Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Rose Klein September 29, 2013Birthday croquembouche.


he stopped the vehicle due to safety reasons because the driver was driving down the center of the road on eastbound I-10. Thomas Washington, 54, of Tallahassee, was driving the vehicle, which was stopped. John Richard Moore, 41, of Aucilla Shores, was in the front passenger seat. After notifying the owner of the vehicle, it was discovered that the truck had been stolen at an unknown time between 9 a.m. October 22 and the time of the stop. Deputy Vollertsen spoke with the owner of the vehicle, who stated that Moore did work for him, but did not have access to the keys to the truck, and he did not know how he got the keys. He said he thought that the keys were secured in his work office, and that no one had access to the office but him (the owner). He also stated that Washington was not an employee and he did not know who he was. He added that there were no signs of forced entry at the office where the keys were stored. Moore did not cooperate with the deputys investigation. Washington initially provided Deputy Kevin Tharpe with his (Moores) brothers name and date of birth. He was positively identified at the Jefferson County Jail when he confessed his real name prior to finger printing. Post Miranda, Washington stated that Moore picked him up. He said that he took custody of the truck because Moore was too drunk to drive. He claimed that he was not with Moore when he took the truck. Washington also stated that he lied about his name because he did not want to go to jail for driving without a license. The deputy noted that a container of unidentified liquor was found in the vicinity of Washington while he was operating the vehicle, and he smelled heavily of an alcoholic beverage, which was similar to the one found inside the truck. During a search of the truck, Deputy Vollertsen located a small baggie containing approximately two grams of cannabis, which field-tested positive, under the front passenger seat that Moore was sitting in. While at the jail, while Deputy William Scott was searching Moore, another baggie similar to the one found under Moores seat, containing approximately two grams of cannabis, fell out of Moores boxers. Washington was charged with grand theft of a motor vehicle, open container, and driving while license was suspended or revoked knowingly. A total bond of $5,500 was set and he remained at the Jefferson County Jail October 29. Later, (October 23) the ex of Moore, spoke with Deputy Tharpe at the jail, in reference to Moore getting mad, pushing her down the steps at their home, and threatening to kill her and their three children. She said he did it because she refused to let him drive her car. She said Moore had been home all day due to him having an outside job and it being inclement weather. He began drinking early and when he ran out, he demanded that she give him the keys to her car so he could go get more. She said she refused and snatched the keys and her purse away from him. He became violent with her. Deputy Tharpe asked her if she could tell him of any other recent incidents where he was either physically or verbally abusive to her or the children. She answered in the affirmative. She added that Moore told her that she had better not call the authorities. Stemming from the incident of the traffic stop and the additional complaint, Moore was charged with aggravated child abuse, domestic battery, grand theft of a motor vehicle, possession of less than 20 grams of cannabis, and possession of contraband in a county detention facility. Bond was withheld and he remained at the Jefferson County Jail October 29. Wednesday, October 30, 2013 Madison County Carrier 3AWorld NewsBy Rose Klein Hunter Misses Moose, Hits Man On ToiletIn Oslo, Norway, a man hunting in Whales fired a shot that was meant for a moose, but instead hit a 70-year-old man in his home. The shot was fired 100 yards from the mans cottage and hit him in the abdomen while he was sitting on his toilet. Police Chief, Anders Saether, said he suspected the hunter didnt really notice his surroundings before shooting.Gas From Cows Is Fuel For FutureIn Argentina, scientists have found a way to transform gas from a cow, where they channel digestive gases from bovine stomach cavities through a tube and into the tank. A process is then done to separate methane from the other gases. Once depressed, methane has the same properties as natural gas and can fuel cars and buildings. It may not be practical right now, says Guillermo Berra, head of INTAs animal physiology group, but when fossil fuel reserves are in trouble, it is an alternative. Berra says Argentina is one of the worlds top beef exporters and those animals account for 30 percent of the countrys total greenhouse gas emissions. This would also be a way to mitigate that, says Berra.Man Punches Shark and SurvivesIn Kilauea, Hawaii, a tiger shark attacked a surfer, when it chomped on his board, starting a struggle. Jeff Horton said he was sitting on his surfboard that morning when he saw an object coming towards him at high speed. Horton, a former boxer, began punching the shark as hard as he could and sent a sharp punch to the sharks eye, making the shark quickly retreat. Horton was unharmed.Newfoundland Man Develops Moose Flavored Potato ChipsIn Isle Aux Morts, Newfoundland, deputy Mayor, Tyler LeFreuse, entered and won the Do Us A Flavor contest for Lays snacks when he suggested Maple Moose flavored potato chips. LeFreuse said he got the idea when making a maple ham and decided to try the same method on moose meat. Everybody has a different preference and different likes and dislikes kind of thing, but other than that, Im getting a lot of good feedback and a lot of support from the community, from the province and right across Canada for that matter. FROMPAGEONE 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: PublisherEmerald GreeneSenior Staff WriterJacob BembryStaff WritersLynette Norris, Rose KleinGraphic DesignersSteven Godfrey, Tori SelfAdvertising Sales RepresentativesJeanette Dunn Shanna SwopeBookkeeping 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) Bust Cont. From Page 1A Burglary Cont. From Page 1AThree Injured In RolloverBy Jacob BembryGreene Publishing, Inc. Three people were injured, including two seriously, in a rollover, which occurred early Friday morning, Oct. 25.According to a Florida Highway Patrol report, at approximately 5:38 a.m., Davis Paul Jones, 19, of Mooresville, N.C., was traveling west on Interstate 10 in the left lane in a 2003 Chevy Trailblazer. Jones fell asleep and drove onto the right shoulder of I-10, near the 248-mile marker. Jones woke up and steered back onto I-10, causing him to lose control of the vehicle. The Trailblazer traveled in a northwesterly direction, crossing both westbound lanes. It then rotated counterclockwise approximately 90 degrees and traveled westbound. The Trailblazer overturned an unknown number of times before the passenger side collided with a tree. This caused the vehicle to rotate clockwise before coming to a nal rest on its wheels, facing northwest. As the Trailblazer was overturning, passenger John David Carpenter, 20, of Mooresville, N.C., was ejected. Carpenter received minor injuries. Jones and another passenger, Garrett Knight, 19, also of Mooresville, N.C., were seriously injured in the accident. FHP Trooper Warren Tyre was the investigating ofcer. recognized him. The suspect fled with Alexander pursuing on foot and ran down the railroad tracks approximately onequarter of a mile before being taken into custody. Williams had two packs of Marlboro Silver 100s, which were later determined to have come from the victims Jeep. The stolen cooler and its contents were recovered from the dumpster that Williams was hiding in and was identified as the cooler that was in the cab of his truck. The property was photographed as evidence and was released to the victim at the scene. The victim told this writer Monday afternoon that he is thankful and appreciative for the fast response of both the Madison Police Department and Madison County Sheriffs Office. He said that both units worked well together in catching Williams.

PAGE 4 Wednesday, October 30, 2013 4A Madison County CarrierAROUNDMADISONCOUNTY Obituaries {November 2}Pinetta Volunteer Fire Dept. and Pinetta Community Center will host a 34 Family Yard Sale and BBQ Chicken Dinner on Saturday November 2, 2013 starting at 8 a.m. and run throughout the day! Yes, we said 34 families are coming together to have one HUGE yard sale you dont want to miss! Look for Yellow Signs day of the sale!{November 2}St. Marys Episcopal Church will host their annual church bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 2, from 8 a.m. until noon. Baked and canned goods, crafts, Christmas ornaments and white elephant and rummage items will be for sale. Be the winner of a pig, a gift card or a gift basket by donating $2 for each ticket or $5 for three tickets for the noon raffle. All proceeds will be used to fund local community outreach and projects. {November 2}Ruth Rodgers will be on hand Saturday afternoon from 2-3:30 p.m. at the Madison County Public Library to sign copies of her book, Reparation. {November 2}Cherry Lake Fire Rescue, Inc. announces a barbecue chicken dinner fundraiser to be held at the Cherry Lake Fire Rescue station on Saturday, Nov. 2, from 5 p.m.-until. The cost is $7 per plate. To reserve plates, call Cherry Lake Fire Rescue at (850) 929-2354 at least one day prior and leave name, number of plates desired and a return phone number to verify, or email info to clfr@embarqmail.c om. {November 2}Dare to be educated and entertained while learning about some of Madison Countys historic figures during the Historic Cemetery Tour at Oak Ridge Cemetery. Sponsored by the Rural Area Theater, the cost of the tour is $5. The tour will start at 6:30 p.m. Wear comfortable shoes for walking. {November 2, 9 and 16}The Lions Club is hosting its annual Turkey Shoot in front of Greene Publishing (State Road 53 at the yellow caution light) on the first three Saturdays in November, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Come on out, show off your target-shooting skills and win a frozen turkey for Thanksgiving. Shots are three dollars each, twelve shots to a round. Win your round. Win the turkey. Chips and drinks will also be on sale.Community Calendar Marilyn Hallock CucinellaMarilyn Hallock Cucinella, affectionately known as Nick by James, her husband of 66 years, passed away Sunday, October 27, 2013 at the age of 84. She will be greatly missed as she was greatly loved. She was born on February 7, 1929 in Cortland, N.Y. A passionate and skillful pianist, she attended Eastman School of Music in Rochester, N.Y. She met her future husband in Ithaca, New York. They were wed on July 5, 1947 and were blessed to have seven children, 25 wonderful grandchildren, and 20 equally wonderful greatgrandchildren. She devoted her life to raising her family. Each and all give testimony of her loving legacy. She will forever remain our true example of a Godly, faith-filled, unselfish woman who loved her husband and family beyond measure and loved her Lord even more. She ministered to so many with her gentle, caring, and loving spirit. Many will remember her delicious culinary talents that fed not only the body but also the soul. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clyde and Enid Hallock; sister, Norene Hallock McWilliams; brother Stuart Hallock; and granddaughter, Elizabeth Cucinella. She is survived by her loving husband, James; her seven children and their respective spouses: daughter, Margaret Cucinella Callaghan and husband, Louis, of Crawfordville; son, Mark, and wife Sandy of Empire, Col.; son, James, and wife, Linda, of Oviedo; son John of Greensboro, N.C.; son, Paul, and wife, Deborah, of Madison; son, Stephen, and wife, Donna, of Tallahassee; and daughter, Lorraine Cucinella Wilson, and husband, Jeffrey, of Fayetteville, N.C.; 24 grandchildren: Eric, Jason, Matthew, Luke, Liam, Nicole, Anthony, Jeremy, Sharon, Andrew, Sarah, Padraic, Daniel, Adam, Sean, Ryan, Angela, Rachel, Joshua, Aaron, Emily, Anna-Jacklyn, Seth, and Jenna; 20 greatgrandchildren, and numerous nephews, nieces and friends. Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday, October 30, 2013, at noon at Beggs Funeral Home. Burial will follow at the Oak Ridge Cemetery in Madison. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to A Womans Pregnancy Center, P.O. Box 42, Madison, FL 32341. Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her. Prov. 31: 28 Montine BennettMrs. Montine Bennett, age 80, died Wednesday evening October 23, 2013, at Madison Memorial Hospital. Montine was born in Lee to William Berry Ezell and Candace Missouri Ezell and graduated from Madison High School and Charity Hospital Nursing School in New Orleans, La. She was married to the late Wallace Francis Frank Bennett for 41 years. Montine, alongside her husband Frank, dedicated their lives to ministering hope, healing and the salvation of Jesus to the lost and needy. They served together in various Baptist pastorates in south Louisiana and north Florida for 14 years and later as foreign missionaries for over 40 years. They founded Esperanza Missions in northern Mexico where their missionary work included medial missions, evangelism and church planting. Her four children and their spouses, nine grandchildren and ve great-grandchildren survive Montine. Her children and their spouses are: Joan Bennett, Barbara and Lance Marvel of Cartersville, Ga., Wallace and Christine Bennett of Manseld, Texas and Mark and Vickee Bennett of La Nogalera, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Her nine grandchildren are: Molly, Nathaniel, Claire, Katie Gayle, Austin, Mark, Benjamin, Joshua and Candace. Her ve great-grandchildren are: Jacob, Charlotte, Trinity, Violet and one on the way! Montine is also survived by her sisters and their spouses: Francis and the late R.B. Keyes, Juanita and Stanley Baxley, Patricia and Auley Rowell. She is also survived by her brothers and their spouses: Ronnie & Carole Ezell and Shelby and Betty Ezell. Also pre-deceasing Montine is her brother, Charles Ezell, and her sister and her sisters spouse, Ernestine and Simon Kinsey. Visitation is scheduled at Beggs Funeral Home Friday, November 1, 2013, from 4-6 p.m. and the funeral will be held at Lee First Baptist Church on Saturday, November 2, 2013, at 10 a.m. In lieu of owers, please make a donation to Esperanza Missions, Lot 15, Box 16, 2525 W. Veterans Blvd., Mission, TX. 78572. Beggs Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements: (850) 973-2258. Kenneth J "Rat PettyMr. Rat, Kenneth J. Petty, age 76, died October 21, 2013, at his home in Madison. Mr. Rat, as everybody knew him, was born in Jacksonville, Ark., November 8, 1936, to Spud and Myrtle Petty. He was married to his wife, Anna, for 41 years, and enjoyed traveling with her and living in various places. He was a truck driver for many years traveling throughout the United States. He loved to play cards and shoot pool. He loved his Australian Heeler, Aussie. He moved here in 2009 from Lakeland and was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Jacksonville, Ark. He is survived by his wife: Anna Craft Petty of Madison. Two daughters: Donna Turner and Kimberly Irgang of Alabama; one sister: Carolyn McGhah of Aledo, Texas; five grandchildren, Jeremy Johnson, Kelley Glennon, Kasey Stinson, Joey Madison, and Rocky Madison; eight great-grandchildren: Hayden, Rylee, Kenna, Hayley, Bryant, Hunter, Cheyann, and Morgan, Beggs Funeral Home, Madison Chapel, is in charge of arrangements, (850) 973-2258. You may send your condolences to the family by visiting our website, French-RussoRev. Jean FrenchRusso, 80, went home on October 24, 2013. She is survived by her three children; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; her sons at the development center; family; and friends. She was a genuine, kind spirit who lived her life to the fullest and is loved by us all. A burial service will be held on Saturday, November 2, 2013, at Cherry Lake United Methodist Church, 260 N Settlement Road, Madison. In lieu of owers, donations may be made to Jim Russo Prison Ministries & Development Center.

PAGE 5 Wednesday, October 30, 2013 Madison County Carrier 5AAROUNDMADISONCOUNTY Rotary Prime Rib Dinner Is A Success: Cynthia Smith Wins The Rifle Raffle DrawingBy Lynette NorrisGreene Publishing, Inc.With a round of special thanks to the Clover Farm Grocery and Market, which provided the prime rib at a very good price, the Rotary Club of Madison declared the Oct. 17 Prime Rib Dinner a success. The club sold 220 meals, which was close to the highest number ever sold for the popular event, one of the clubs biggest fundraisers for the year. Over 150 of the meals were take-out, said Rotary President Wayne Conger. While many people enjoyed sit-down dining throughout the evening, the take-out line kept flowing smoothly through Villa Maria Hall as well. The club also held the Rifle Raffle Drawing during the evening, and Cynthia Smith was the lucky winner. When she was notified, she remembered buying the ticket from a Rotarian at the Winn-Dixie parking lot, but couldnt remember his name. Smith will have the option of choosing either a $500 dollar rifle or up to $500 worth of other sporting merchandise from Alan Sowells Sporting Goods of Madison.Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Lynette Norris, October 17, 2013Among the distinguished guests for the evening was Rotary District Governor Ted Kirchharr of Pensacola (right) seated with Madison Rotary Club President Wayne Conger.Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Lynette Norris, October 17, 2013The take-out team stayed busy the entire evening, preparing over 150 prime rib dinners to go. Left to right are Dale Stone, Brad Johnson, Mark Buescher and Brian OConnell.Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Lynette Norris, October 17, 2013Stafng the serving table are (left to right) Rick Davis, Jennifer Johnson, Ron Bass and Joe Boyles.Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Lynette Norris, October 17, 2013Willa Branham (left) and Sally Johnson (right) were just two of the many guests who enjoyed a sit-down prime rib dinner.

PAGE 6 Wednesday, October 30, 2013 6A Madison County CarrierAROUNDMADISONCOUNTY Capital City Bank still offers Absolutely Free Checking* and free value-added services. Open a checking account and receive afreedebit card,freeonline banking with e-statements, Bill Pay and Mobile Banking^, andfreemoney+ for your old checks and debit cards! Stop by or OPENyour accountOnline today.freeIts still a great deal. 343 West Base St. | 973.4161 www.ccbg.comMEMBER FDIC*Client purchases checks. Bank rules and restrictions apply. Account subject to fees if overdrawn. ^Fees charged by mobile service provider are the responsibility of the user. +Limitations apply. Ask a banker for complete details. BAILEY MONUMENT CO 740252 Historical Cemetery Tour Set For Saturday EveningBy Jacob BembryGreene Publishing, Inc. Be educated and entertained while learning about Madisons historical gures during the Historical Cemetery Tour at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Madison this Saturday evening, Nov. 2. Admission for the tour is $5 and everyone is urged to wear comfortable walking shoes since the tour will last about 45 minutes. The tour will begin on Meeting Street across from the North Florida Community College Science Building promptly at 6:30 p.m. The Rural Area Theater sponsors the event. For more information, please call (850) 6739585. Did You Know??White cats with blue eyes are usually deaf. They Printed WHAT In The Newspaper?!


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PAGE 12 Wednesday, October 30, 2013 12A Madison County CarrierSCHOOL Go Cowboys! Cheerleading Camp Was A BlastBy Lynette NorrisGreene Publishing, Inc.You cant be afraid of heights if you want to cheer for the Cowboys, as several young cheerleading campers learned at the MCHS Cheerleading Camp. Every year, the MCHS Cheerleaders hold a four-day cheerleading camp during the fall to teach the younger girls in kindergarten through the middle school grades how to chant, cheer, clap and jump for the Madison Cowboys...even while standing tall and high in the air on someones shoulders. Thursday evening, Oct. 10, the cheerleading camp graduates gathered in the MCHS gym to show their parents what they had learned during the four-day camp. Faculty Coordinator Ruth Ann Latner addressed the crowd of parents briefly to tell them that the camp graduates were invited to cheer with the Varsity cheerleaders during the third quarter of the Cowboys Homecoming Game, Friday, Nov. 1. Parents didnt have to worry about buying any special outfits for the girls. They can wear Cowboy colors or they can wear hot pink, she said. It didnt matter...just come on out and cheer. Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Lynette Norris, October 10, 2013Cheerleading Camp graduates line up on the gym oor to show what theyve learned, while proud moms in the foreground take photo s.Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Lynette Norris, October 10, 2013Destiny Jones gives a shout for the Cowboys, held aloft by Fields, Jennings and Latner.Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Lynette Norris, October 10, 2013Kimmie Fields, Magan Jennings (hidden) and Ellie Latner hold up cheerleading camp graduate Ava Baker.Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Lynette Norris, October 10, 2013Fields, Jennings and Latner hold up Mya Mason, another camp graduate.

PAGE 13 Wednesday, October 30, 2013 Madison County Carrier 13ASCHOOL Pinetta Elementary School Celebrates With Donuts With DadsBy Jacob BembryGreene Publishing, Inc. Pinetta Elementary School recently had a delightfully delicious day honoring their fathers. Donuts With Dads was held as fathers, grandfathers and father gures showed up to enjoy eating the delicious dainties and to spend time with their children. Photo by Renata KeelingAnesha (left) and Zarrion Robinson (right) were enjoying Donuts With Dads day with their father, Tharron Robinson. Photo by Renata KeelingLuke, left and Lane Keeling were enjoying donuts with their dad, Jason. Photo by Renata KeelingDad Jeremy was enjoying donuts with his son, Jeremy (J.T.) and daughter Nijayah McKnight. Photo by Renata KeelingEnjoying Donuts with Dads day were, bottom row, left to right: Lydia Barnes, Andy Barnes, Mattie Barnes, Halie Wetherington, Abby Ratliff and Molly Buchanan. Top row, left to right: Sam Wetherington and Steven Ratliff.Photo by Renata KeelingLucy Cherry was enjoying Donuts With Dads day with her father, Darryl, left and her grandpa, Allen Cherry. Photo by Renata KeelingMarKevian Stephens and Jerry Mobley were enjoying Donuts With Dads Day.

PAGE 14 Wednesday, October 30, 2013 14A Madison County Carrier First PlaceAlycia Hays 3 yrs First Place Jesse Chamblin 6 yrs First PlaceDalton Cochran 10 yrs Honorable Mentions Tyler Macarages 2 yrs Morgan Crosby 6 yrs Dixie Phillips 6 yrs Regan Crosby 8 yrs Tyler Fico 9 yrs

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CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW Wednesday, October 30, 2013 Madison County Carrier 17A All Legals are posted on line at ----Legals---NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that ARTHUR G. OR FLORIDA SMITH the holder of the following certicate has led said certicate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The certicate number and year of issuance, the description of the property and name in which it is assessed is as follows: CERTIFICATE NO: 09-1260-TD YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2009 NAME IN, WHICH ASSESSED: JOE A. MURPHY JR. & MAMIE L. MURPHY JOHNSON PARCEL ID: 29-2N-10-6050-008-000 LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOT 8 A PORTION OF SECTION 29, TOWNSHIP 2 NORTH, RANGE 10 EAST, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 29; THENCE NORTH 00 EAST ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID SECTION 29 A DISTANCE OF 662.87 FEET TO THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF LANDS DESCRIBED IN O.R. BOOK 407, PAGE 259, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA, SAID POINT BEING THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PARCEL; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 00 EAST, ALONG SAID WEST LINE A DISTANCE OF 88.97 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 89 EAST A DISTANCE OF 1039.22 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 00 EAST A DISTANCE OF 752.80 FEET TO THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 29; THENCE NORTH 89 WEST ALONG SAID SOUTH LINE A DISTANCE OF 449.95 FEET; THENCE NORTH 00 WEST A DISTANCE OF 663.41 FEET; THENCE NORTH 89 WEST A DISTANCE OF 589.37 FEET TO POINT OF BEGINNING. CONTAINING 8.98 ACRES, MORE OR LESS SAID LANDS SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA. All of said property being in the County of Madison, State of Florida. Unless such certicate shall be redeemed according to the law, the property described in such certicate will be sold to the highest bidder at the west front door at the Madison County Courthouse on the 13TH day of November 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 1st day of October 2013. TIM SANDERS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT MADISON COUNTY MADISON, FLORIDA BY: /s/ Renata Keeling DEPUTY CLERK10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30 10/23, 10/30 SBA Towers II, LLC is proposing to construct a 260-foot overall height guyedtype telecommunications structure off of NW 85th Avenue, Greenville, Madison County, Florida, Parcel 33-2N-07-2725-000-000. The tower is anticipated to have FAA Style E (L-864/L-865/L-810) lighting. SBA Towers II, LLC invites comments from any interested party on the impact the proposed undertaking may have on any districts, sites, buildings, structures or objects signicant in American history, archaeology, engineering, or culture that are listed or determined eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places. Comments pertaining specically to historic resources may be sent to Environmental Corporation of America, ATTN: Dina Bazzill, 1375 Union Hill Industrial Court, Suite A, Alpharetta, Georgia 30004. Ms. Bazzill can be reached at (770) 667-2040 ext. 111. Comments must be received within 30 days of the date of this notice. In addition, any interested party may also request further environmental review of the proposed action under the FCCs National Environmental Policy Act rules, 47 CFR .1307, by notifying the FCC of the specic reasons that the action may have a signicant impact on the quality of the human environment. This request must only raise environmental concerns and can be led online using the FCC pleadings system at or mailed to FCC Requests for Environmental Review, Attn: Ramon Williams, 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC 20554 within 30 days of the date that notice of this proposed action is published on the FCCs website. Refer to File No. A0862102 when submitting the request and to view the specic information about the proposed action.10/30 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS FOR A SPECIAL EXCEPTION USE The Madison County Planning & Zoning Board and Board of County Commissioners will hold public hearings in the County Commission Meeting Room, Courthouse Annex, 229 SW Pinckney Street, Madison, Florida. The rst public hearing with the Planning & Zoning Board will be on Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. or soon as the matter can be heard. The second public hearing with the Board of County Commissioners will be held on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 4:00 p.m., or soon as the matter can be heard, on the following application for Special Exception: APPLICATION: A request by SBA Communications Corp., to be granted a Special Exception Use to permit a Guyed Communication Tower for cellular service coverage on the following property: A portion of tax parcel ID#33-2N-2725-000000 Said lands situate, lying and being in Madison County, Florida. A copy of the proposed site application is available for inspection by the public during normal business hours at the Board of County Commissioners Administration Ofce, Courthouse Annex, Room 219, Madison, FL. or you may contact Jeanne Bass, at (850) 973-3179 for additional information. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in meeting of the Board, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Tim Sanders, Clerk of Court, at Post Ofce Box 237, Madison, Florida 32341, telephone: (850)973-1500, at least 48 hours prior to the meeting. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please call 1-800-955-8771. All interested parties may appear at the Public Hearing and be heard with respect to the above referenced application. Any persons wishing to appeal any decision made at the above referenced public hearing will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made.10/30 10/30, 11/6 10/30 Notice of Sale Certied Towing, Inc., 208 NE Rocky Ford Road, Madison, FL 32340, 850-973-4999, gives Notice of Lien & Intent to Sale the following pursuant to FL Statutes 713.78 on November 11, 2013 at 10:00 am at 6514 N SR 53, Madison, FL 32340: 2000 Green Ford Focus VIN# 1FAFP34P6YW21406610/30


By Rose KleinGreene Publishing, Inc.There is no mistaking that Wendy Branch loves Halloween. If you happen to drive past her residence on County Camp Road, it is evident that she is more than ready for local trick-ortreaters. Every area of her yard is covered with Halloween decoration of some variety; some spooky, some cute, some with colored lights that flash, some that move up and down and some done so nicely you would think a seasoned decorator lent Branch a hand. But then again, Branch truly is a seasoned decorator as she has lived in the area since 1994 and says she decorates every year and for every single holiday. Branch says people will come by and tell her how pretty her yard is, and some even think she should decorate for parties as a full-time job. It is obvious that Branch loves people and has no problem talking to anyone. Even her dogs are high on the social scale and all will run out to greet visitors. She is looking forward to dressing up in costume on the night of trick-or-treat and will be handing out handfuls of candy, along with chips and juice bags. She says right now she already has over 750 pieces of candy and loves to see the kids have fun and make them feel special. Trick-or-treaters are obviously aware of Branchs love for holiday fun as she says she expects to greet, and give out goodies, to about 40 to 50 costumed children this Halloween. Wednesday, October 30, 2013 18A Madison County CarrierAROUNDMADISONCOUNTY The application fee will be waived for all new students who apply in person on November 5 at any campus location between 7:30 am and 6:30 pm. Get information on program options, HOPE and other nancial aid options, campus locations, and more. Spring Semester classes start January 7. Building futures, one student at a time. Moody AFB Extended Campus Valdosta Campus Cook County WDC Ben Hill Irwin Campus Coee County CampusFREE Application Day For Spring Semester Tuesday November 5, 2013 A Unit of the Technical System of Georgia. An equal opportunity institution. Local Resident Creates Halloween Fun Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Rose Klein October 24, 2013The pop-up witch is Branchs favorite Halloween decoration this year.Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Rose Klein October 24, 2013Wendy Branch poses with one of her decorated pieces.


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Madison County Carrier Wednesday, October 30, 2013 3B Path of Faith Making my usual pastoral rounds at the local hospital some time ago, I witnessed the most unusual of circumstances. A dilapidated Buick had jumped the parking lot curb and had crashlanded in the flower garden just outside the main doors. The drivers door was wide open, and a group of hurried and harried medical staff was doing something to someone in the drivers seat. My curiosity was far too strong, so I slipped out of the hospital lobby to get a closer look. To my astonishment, a baby was being delivered right there in the front floorboard of that car. Thank God I didnt stumble upon this situation alone, for in the magnificent words of the late Butterfly McQueen, I dont know nothin bout birthin no babies! All I could do was offer quiet prayers for the laboring mother, for the new life struggling to be born, for the skilled and steady hands of the medical staff, and for myself that I not pass out and create a secondary medical emergency. Within minutes the child, a boy, was born (more through the efforts of the mom, midwives, and nurses, not my prayers), and within days the two patients left the hospital in excellent health (in that same Buick, by the way). Granted, this birth was not typical. Some mothers labor for hours. Some children enter the world only by surgical intervention. Some babies are born in a maternity ward, some at home, some with a cadre of attending physicians, and indeed, some are born in the most bizarre of environments. What they all have in common is this: When it comes to birth, every newborn needs all the help he or she can get, to ensure good health. This, as I see it, should be the calling of the church. Congregations should provide safe, welcoming environments for faith to be born within people. Churches should strive to be delivery rooms where the new in faith can grow, be nurtured, and become the people God wants them to be. There are many helpful images that define the churchs mission. It is a hospital providing healing to the sick and injured. It is a fuel station for those who are exhausted. It is a banquet hall of grace open to all who will feast at Gods table. But let us not forget our role as incubators of developing faith, skilled midwives who assist with spiritual birth. And as it is with physical birth, spiritual birth is not an invariable experience. Some come to faith easy and early, like they cant wait to get here, and all you have to do catch them. Others get wedged in the birth canal with philosophical, spiritual, and emotional sticking points. Others arrive in grand fashion, genuinely born again, but quickly lose their way. There are the doubters, the skeptics, the seekers, the confused, the angry, the stuck, the ready, the breeched, the premature, and those needing intensive neonatal care. None of these are targets of our marketing efforts. These arent clients, customers, or ...Story continued on 5B...Birthing Babies


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Faith Baptist Church, located at 1135 East US 90, invites everyone to join them in celebrating their 49thhomecoming on Sunday, Nov. 3. The service will begin at 10:30 a.m., with Brother Larry Law bringing the homecoming message and Amber Abbott providing special music. Dinner on the grounds will follow the service. Madison County Carrier Wednesday, October 30, 2013 5B Path of Faith converts. They arent potential new members, and definitely not those whose vulnerability and needs should be used against them. These are precious people on the road to some kind of spiritual birth. Our role is to simply help their personal, unique faith emerge. In my own individual journey of faith, so many people have helped me, people with a soft touch but strong, steady hands. Few of these helpers ever lectured me, formally discipled me, twisted my arm, force-fed me Bible verses, or beat me over the head with the latest and greatest new book guaranteed to revolutionize my life. No, recognizing that something new was struggling to be born, they were there to gently guide, encourage, support, and coach me. They dove right in right where they found me skilled midwives, who let me know that life and faith are worth their struggles. And when the pain of labor has passed, the anguish gives way to joy for all for faith has been born in the world. Ronnie McBrayer is a syndicated columnist, pastor, and author of multiple books. You can read more and receive regular e-columns in your inbox at Keeping The Faith Story cont. from 3B Homecoming Set For Sunday At Faith Baptist Church Cal U Toda! Call us today to chat with one of our Metal Roof Specialists and nd out how a Premium Metal Roof will not only add incredible curb appeal to your project, but will also help you save BIG on your next energy bill! All of our Roong Systems are engineered and ready for installation, and in many cases can be mounted directly over your current roong material.1(855) IT-LASTS (485-2787) RECEIVE UP TO $500 TAX CREDITCALL OR STOP BY OUR SHOWROOM IN ALACHUA TODAY FOR DETAILS ApproveENERGYTAX CREDIT RECEIVE UP TO $500 TCALL OR STOP BY OUR SHOWROOM IN ALACHUA TODA to chat with one of our Metal Roof Specialists and A X CR T TA CALL OR STOP BY OUR SHOWROOM IN ALACHUA TODA to chat with one of our Metal Roof Specialists and AX CREDITAILS Y FOR DE T TOD A AY to chat with one of our Metal Roof Specialists and AX CREDI G ENERGY T TA ENERGXCREDIT Approve Aprove ApproveNER Call us today nd out how a Pr appeal to your pr next energy bill! All of our Roong Systems installation, and in many cases can be your curr Call us today to chat with one of our Metal Roof Specialists and emium Metal Roof will not only add incr nd out how a Pr oject, but will also help you appeal to your pr next energy bill! All of our Roong Systems installation, and in many cases can be oong material. ent r your curr to chat with one of our Metal Roof Specialists and emium Metal Roof will not only add incr oject, but will also help you save BIG on your All of our Roong Systems eady for ed and r e engineer ar installation, and in many cases can be mounted dir oong material. to chat with one of our Metal Roof Specialists and edible curb emium Metal Roof will not only add incr save BIG on your eady for ectly over mounted dir Cal U Toda! LA S 1 ( 855 ) I T T.GulfCoastSupply www Cal U Toda!-LASTS (485-2787).com .GulfCoastSupply


Path of Faith 6B Madison County Carrier Wednesday, October 30, 2013 Church Calendar November 2 St. Marys Episcopal Church will host their annual church bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 2, from 8 a.m. until noon. Baked and canned goods, crafts, Christmas ornaments and white elephant and rummage items will be for sale. Be the winner of a pig, a gift card or a gift basket by donating $2 for each ticket or $5 for three tickets for the noon raffle. All proceeds will be used to fund local community outreach and projects. November 3 Lee First Baptist Church will hold their homecoming. Morning worship will be followed by dinners on the grounds. Lee First Baptist Church is located at the corner of US 90 and County Road 255 in Lee. November 3 Faith Baptist Church, located at 1135 East US 90, invites you to join in celebrating their 49th homecoming. Service will begin at 10:30 a.m., with Brother Larry Law bringing the homecoming message and Amber Abbott providing special music. Dinner on the grounds will follow the service. November 9 Called A Night of Miracles, Jacob Bembry and recording artists LifeSong will hold a book signing and music concert at Pinetta United Methodist Church at 7 p.m. to unveil Jacob Bembrys new book which details his near-death experience and recovery. November 10 Genesis Missionary Baptist Church, located at 2062 Colin Kelly Highway, will celebrate Rev. Oliver J. Bradleys first anniversary as a pastor at 3 p.m. Special guest speaker will be Rev. Dr. Charlie Barfield. Special music provided by the Pineland Sanctuary Choir, under the direction of Brother Desmond Roberson.


Madison County Carrier Wednesday, October 30, 2013 7B Path of Faith The following is part of a series on the Great Commission. This series is written by Dan Fisher, who has been involved in ministry since he was 15 years old. A former pastor, Fisher holds Masters degrees in Biblical Studies and Pastoral Studies from Faith Baptist Theological Seminary in Ankeny, Iowa, as well as a bachelors degree from Appalachian Bible College in Bradley, W. Va. Each week, we will run another portion of the series until it is complete. Fisher resides in Madison County. In the Great Commission, Jesus issued two commands: Make Disciples and Preach the Gospel. Initially, I looked at Jesus command to Preach the Gospel. Now, I am looking at the command to Make Disciples. Matthew 28:19-20, When you are going, make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, Teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you and lo, I am with you always even to the end of the age. Amen. Included within the context of making disciples, Jesus indicated that making disciples should be initially accomplished by baptizing those who place faith and trust in Him for forgiveness of sins. What follows is a more detailed look at the subject of baptism: 1.Baptism is a Command. Matthew 28:18-20, And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. When you are going, make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, Teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you and lo, I am with you always even to the end of the age. Amen. In the Great Commission, Jesus Christ commands His followers to make disciples of all nations. And, having made disciples, they were to immediately follow that conversion with baptism. 2.Baptism is an Association. Acts 2:41, Then those who gladly received His word were baptized; and that day about three thousand souls were added to them. This is an example of the early Churchs practice of baptism. By baptizing converts they were marking them out as part of the Church. 3.Baptism is a Symbol. Romans 6:3-6, Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death? Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. For if we have been united together in the likeness of His death, certainly we also shall be in the The Great Commission: Baptizing Them.......Story continued on 8B...


Path of Faith 8B Madison County Carrier Wednesday, October 30, 2013 The Great Commission: Baptizing Them Story cont. from 7B likeness of His resurrection, Knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin. Paul teaches that baptism symbolizes something that God performs in the soul of the believing sinner. When we trust Jesus Christ as our personal Savior, we are united with Him in His death, burial and resurrection. Baptism symbolizes the union of the believer with Christ in His death and burial as he/she is placed under the water; and baptism symbolizes the union of the believer with Christ in His resurrection as he/she is raised out of the water. In reality, the believer experienced the benefits of Christs death, burial and resurrection at the time of his/her conversion, but the truths of that union are portrayed to all who observe a converts baptism. This union demands that the believer should walk in newness of life, a changed life. 4.Baptism is a Testimony. 1 Peter 3:21, There is also an antitype which now saves usbaptism (not the removal of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God), through the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Peter teaches that baptism does NOT remove the filth of the flesh. In other words, baptism does not save us. According to Peter, what baptism does is proclaim to observers that the one being baptized has a good conscience before God. Baptism is an outward testimony, or statement to others, of the inward change that Christ has accomplished in the life of the believer, through His resurrection. LORD Jesus, help me today to faithfully declare the Gospel and conscientiously lead those who trust You to be obedient in following Your instruction to be baptized as the first of many steps of deliberate obedience to what You teach in Your Word. I love You LORD Jesus!


Madison County Carrier Wednesday, October 30,2013 9B Path of Faith Congratulations! You have been invited to the best dinner party ever prepared. It was prepared by the finest chef ever known. There is so much available at this dinner that words cannot even begin to express. So stop what you are doing, get excited, get in a hurry and lets go! In Matthew 14, Jesus tells the story of a dinner party. A man had prepared a dinner party and invited many of his friends. When it was time for the party, the man sent out his servant and told him to bring the invited guests. When the servant went to get them, each one had an excuse. What is your excuse for not coming to the feast that the Lord has prepared for you? The servant went back and told his master that none of the invited guests could come. Of course, the master was angry. He told the servant to go into the streets and get those who looked like they needed a good meal, the poor, lame and the blind. After the servant brought these in, there was still room for more. The master then told him to go into the hedges and highways and compel the people he saw to come to the dinner party. The master then said that not one of the first people that he invited would taste a morsel that he had prepared for supper. Dont turn down the invitation extended by the Lord to come. He has prepared a great dinner party in His house and has invited us. If we are too busy to accept the invitation, He will invite whoever will come. Are you too busy to accept the Lords invitation? If you are, you will not taste of the goodness that He has to offer. Go, enjoy the goodness of the Lord and invite others to come along with you. Isaiah 55 says, Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come buy wine and milk without money and without price. God promises to make an everlasting covenant to those who come. He promises that our soul will live forever and He will show mercy on us if we will just come! To God be the glory for the things He has done. Amen. Amen. Amen. One for the Father, one for the Son and one for the Holy Ghost. The PulpitBy Rev. Earnest Washington, Pastor, Allen Chapel AME Church Isaiah Invites Us To God's Feast


Path of Faith 10B Madison County Carrier Wednesday, October 30, 2013 Midway Church Of God Hosts Homecoming By Jacob Bembry Greene Publishing, Inc. Midway Church of God held its homecoming on Sunday, Oct. 20, with Bishop Keith Ivester, the administrative bishop for the Florida Church of God, presiding. The morning began with LifeSong presenting a short performance and then a slideshow was shown of the church for the past five or six years. Following this, several people in the church were recognized by Pastor Retis Flowers for their dedication and service. These included young people, as well as older people. LifeSong performed again at the beginning of the service to an appreciative crowd. Following this, Margie Phillips, sister of the pastor Retis Flowers, recognized the pastor during Pastor Appreciation Month with a short, humorous presentation. Janie Ruth Penny presented the pastor with a check at the end of Phillips presentation. Amanda Doyle performed a song before the morning message. Bishop Ivester got up to speak and he proclaimed October 20 as Retis Flowers Day in Florida for the Churches of God. Ivester spoke on David and Goliath and explained the story from how God may have seen the situation. He told of Goliaths in his life that hed had to deal with, including his wife almost getting killed when he had a Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jacob Bembry, October 20, 2013Janice Flowers, left, wife of the pastor; Janie Ruth Penny, center, church clerk; and Pastor Retis Flowers are shown. The congregation presented Pastor and Sister Flowers with a check. Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jacob Bembry, October 20, 2013Bishop Keith Ivester speaks during the Midway Church of God homecoming. He declared Sunday as Retis Flowers Day in the Churches of God in Florida. position with the Church of God in Hawaii. God intervened, as He did for David, and helped Ivester and his wife conquer that giant in their life. Following morning worship, everyone enjoyed a delicious lunch on the church grounds. This was followed by an afternoon concert performed by LifeSong and other local


Path of Faith Madison County Carrier Wednesday, Oc tober 30, 2013 11B Book Signing And Concert Set For Nov. 9 Called A Night of Miracles, Jacob Bembry will be on hand to give his testimony and to sign his new book Sudden Death: Gods Overtime, and LifeSong will perform a concert on Saturday evening, Nov. 9, at 6 p.m. at Pinetta United Methodist Church. Following the concert, books will be available in the churchs fellowship hall, along with a special LifeSong t-shirt with the words to the chorus from the song, Miracle, which was inspired by Bembrys miraculous recovery from sudden cardiac death (clinical death) in Dec. 2011: Following is the foreword written by Bryant Thigpen for Bembrys new book: When people use the word hero, its often used to describe someone who rescues a man from a burning fire, or a singer who performs in front of thousands of people. Its even been used to describe characters in a movie or television series that never existed. However, most heroes arent found in a uniform or in a makebelieve story plot. You can find real heroes at work, the grocery store, or walking in the park. They can look like an average person, but it is their heart and character that sets them apart. According to Websters dictionary, a hero is defined as a person who is admired for great or brave acts or fine qualities; or a person who is greatly admired. I would like to introduce to you a real hero, Jacob Bembry. I could not think of any better word or definition to describe his heart or the story of his life. Growing up in a small rural county in north Florida, Ive known Jacob for as long as I can remember. After I graduated from high school, I had the opportunity to work with Jacob for several years. Jacob and I had lunch together almost every day, and this allowed me the wonderful privilege of getting to know him on a personal basis. Jacob is definitely a what you see is what you get type person. His small-town personality will make you feel like youve known him forever. He has served as a news reporter/editor for Madison County newspapers for nearly two decades and is widely known for his weekly column, Jacobs Ladder. He graduated from Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science in Communication, and has received numerous prestigious awards in the newspaper industry. Its not his accomplishments or accolades that define him, but rather his faithfulness and dedication to God and his family. His passion and love for Jesus Christ is obvious from the moment you first meet him. Rare is the occasion his pew is empty for a worship service. Jacobs writing of this book is a testament that he loves to use his God-given writing ability to encourage, inspire and shine the light of Christ to all. Every aspect of his life reflects the God he serves. At the center of Jacobs heart is his family. He is the primary caregiver for his dad, Bobby; his brother, Danny; and his sister, Abbie. Jacobs pride and joy is Abbie. Although she is mentally challenged, this doesnt stop her from loving life and making those around her smile. Jacobs sister, Debbie, lives away from home but is a vital part of the family. But theres so much more to Jacob than just that. His character is what makes him a real hero. Great or brave acts. Jacob has done something very few people would do; set aside his own needs and desires to put his family first. He doesnt spend much time vacationing in the mountains, visiting the sunny beaches or traveling to see the sights of the world. His time off is spent caring for his family and making sure they get to their doctors appointments and all the stuff that comes with daily living. He gives of himself dayin and day out to put his familys needs first, and Jacob second. Check. Fine qualities. Jacob is a man of great integrity. He stands firmly for the things he believes to be true. His strong moral principles are based on Scriptures and he strives to live a life that would be pleasing to God. Jacob is a man you can be depend on. He loves people. I dont ever recall a time going somewhere with Jacob that he didnt know somebody or spend a few minutes talking with people. He has never met a stranger. When his family or friends are in need, Ive seen him go out of his way to help them countless times. Check. A person who is greatly admired. Just spend a few minutes talking to his family and friends and youll realize he is a person who is greatly admired. Phrases like that man really loves his family, or he is a true genuine person, are synonymous with his name. Theres no doubt he has the respect of those who know him. Check. Check. Check. The Miracle On December 8, 2011, my heart was saddened to hear the news that Jacob was in a Tallahassee hospital in critical condition. Just the day before, Jacob and I met at ONeals for lunch (If you know Jacob, you know thats where he will be every day at 11 a.m.!) and it appeared to be a typical day. Around 10 a.m. the next morning, it happened. Jacob literally died sitting in his chair at work. Thankfully, with the help of God and the paramedics, they were able to revive him and transport him to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital for further treatment. Jacob was no longer able to communicate. He lay in the hospital bed for days with very little chance of walking out alive. Spending days at the intensive care center, pacing the floor knowing there was nothing I or anyone else could do was a helpless feeling. As I prayed by my bed one night, I begged God to heal Jacobs body. The doctors were doing all they could for him, and although he has a multitude of family and friends, there was nothing anyone could do to rescue this hero. It was beyond our control. I have taught many Bible classes over the past few years as a youth pastor. To simplify the meaning of a miracle for the children, I described it as an act performed that cant be done or explained by humans. During the time Christ walked the earth, He performed works that could not be reasoned by man. With His touch, blinded eyes could see, the crippled could walk, and deaf ears could hear. With His words, Jesus raised Lazarus from death. Now, it was Jacobs time. Only God could bring Jacob back from death, and only God could restore his health. In prayer, I told God, I need a miracle from You, Ive done all I can do. Just moments later I grabbed a pen and paper and jotted that line down on the back of an envelope. Having spent my life on the road playing gospel music, Ive always expressed my feelings through songs, just like a writer through poetry or a book. On December 31, my friend Ethan Brooks and I sat down and penned a song titled Miracle that was inspired by Jacobs miracle. You see, Jacob didnt stay down very long. After weeks and several treatments in intensive care, he began to make significant improvements. Soon, Jacob was communicating with the doctors and eventually came back to his normal self. Today, Jacob is back at work and going on with life as usual. God performed a miracle in his life. Although the paramedics assisted in reviving Jacob back to life, without Jesus Christ touching him, it wouldnt have happened. And had God chose not to reach down and heal him, there wouldnt have been enough medical treatments on the planet to save him. God took a situation that looked hopeless and turned it around. Jacob is an example of a miracle. The song Ethan and I were blessed to write has inspired and touched many lives, just like Jacob has. By the


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