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Wed. November 20, 2013VOL. 50 NO. 14 www.greenepublishing.com 50 cents Index2 Sections, 24 Pages Local Weather Viewpoints 2A Around Madison4-6A American Smokeout 7A Sports 8-9A School 10A Classied/ Legals11A Health 12A Path of Faith Section B Man Charged With Attempted Murder And ShootingMadison County Sheriff Ben Stewart reports that at approximately 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16, the Madison County Sheriffs Office (MCSO) received a 911 call from an individual alleging he had been shot and was at his residence on Georgetown Road. MCSO deputies and emergency medical services personnel immediately responded to 600 SW Georgetown Road and confirmed the subject had been shot. The subject was identified as Brandon Rashard Smith, 27. Officers on scene secured the area and the victim was transported by ambulance to the hospital. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) Tallahassee Regional Operations Center assisted in processing the crime scene and is providing investigative assistance to the MCSO Criminal Investigation Division. Special Agents with the FDLE Tallahassee Regional Operations Center and the Madison County Sheriffs Office Criminal Investigative Division developed information identifying the suspect responsible for the shooting. The Sheriffs Emergency Response Team assisted in the execution of the arrest and search warrants on the suspect and his residence without further incident on Monday, Nov. 18. Shavon Quartez Davis, 18, was arrested and charged with attempted murder and armed burglary with assault. The victim remains hospitalized in stable, but serious condition. Cherry Lake Fire & Rescue Holding Boston Butt Sale SaturdayBy Jacob BembryGreene Publishing, Inc. Cherry Lake Fire & Rescue will hold its annual Thanksgiving Boston butt sale on Saturday, Nov. 23. Pick-up will be available from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the re station in Cherry Lake. To order, please call the station at (850) 929-2354 and leave a message. Please leave name, contact number and the number of smoked butts desired or contact any Cherry Lake Fire Rescue personnel. They may also be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. The price for a smoked Boston butt is $30. Burglary In GreenvilleMadison County Sheriff Ben Stewart reports that early Saturday morning, Nov. 16, at approximately 12:32 a.m., deputies were dispatched to the S&J Deli located in Greenville to investigate a reported burglary to the business. Upon arrival, deputies observed the front glass door had been busted out. Further investigation showed that the suspect entered the store and broke into a coin-operated gaming machine and stole an undetermined large amount of quarters. Deputies were able to immediately view recorded footage from the store surveillance system and positively identify the suspect, Joseph Reddick, 24, of Greenville, who was known by deputies. A Be On the Lookout (BOLO) for Reddick was given to all officers on-duty. Soon thereafter, deputies located Joseph Reddick in Madison and conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle he was in. Reddick was found to have a large amount of quarters in his pants pocket during a pat down. Reddick refused to be interviewed and was placed under arrest without incident. Reddick was also found to have a small amount of marijuana concealed on his person while being booked at the Madison County Jail. The total amount of money stolen and damages to the machine has not been determined at the time of the report. Damage to the door was reported to be $549.48. Reddick was arrested and charged with burglary, grand theft and introduction of contraband.Man Hit By CarBy Jacob BembryGreene Publishing, Inc. Acar hit a man early Monday afternoon, Nov. 18. According to a Madison Police Department report, a vehicle, which was traveling west on Base Street, began turning south onto SW Horry Avenue. At the same time, a pedestrian was walking east on the sidewalk. The vehicle and the pedestrian collided in the crosswalk, causing the pedestrian to fall to the ground and strike his head on the asphalt. The fall caused a minor laceration at the back of the pedestrians head. The driver stopped immediately and contacted authorities. She said that she did not Public Hearing For Cell Tower SetBy Jacob BembryGreene Publishing, Inc. Apublic hearing to grant a special exception to permit a guyed communication tower for cell phone service will be on the Wednesday, Nov. 20, Madison County Commission agenda. The public hearing is set for 4 p.m. Items on the consent agenda for the meeting include: A budget amendment request for the Recycling Department to amend its 2013 Department of Revenue sales tax liability A budget amendment request for BOCC E911 services to amend for actual revenue and expenditures Approval of a replacement employee for the Solid Waste and Recycling Department Items listed under the Public Works Department portion of the agenda include: Approval of a maintenance map for SW Canal Point Trail Discussion regarding maintenance for NW Coachwhip Avenue Discussion with possible action of a fee schedule for permits for natural gas lines Approval of bid for NW Flowers Road Improvements (Phase 2, Project Number FY 2014-01) Under unnished business: Appointment of an alternative to the Canvassing Board New business includes: Discussion of an offer to purchase real property from Madison County Appointment of individuals to the Citizen Advisory Task Force Discussion regarding possible changes to the regular meeting schedule for County Commissioners The meeting will begin at 4 p.m. at the Commissioners Meeting Room at the Courthouse Annex in Monticello. Open Arms Ministry To Distribute Food On ThursdayThe Open Arms Ministry of First United Methodist Church will be distributing food on Thursday, Nov. 21, from 9 a.m.noon. This will be fresh produce that is coming from Farm Share (a place where farmers share their produce) in Quincy. You can come to the First United Methodist Church inside the fence to the small building out back. There will be signs showing where to go. By Jacob BembryGreene Publishing, Inc. An oil-drilling rights scam is one of the newest ways con artists are trying to make money off unsuspecting people. A reader reported that he received a telephone call from the number (516) 224-0084. The number is listed in Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y. An Internet search has limited information on the number but one thing does mention that it is an oil drillings rights scam. It says the caller will offer to buy drilling rights on a persons property and make a payment directly into the bank once information, including the bank account number and routing number is provided to them. Beware of a call involving oil drilling rights or any other offer that sounds too good to be true, because if it sounds that way, it usually is too good to be true. Joseph Reddick See Hit By Car On Page 3A Deli Broken Into... Shavon Quartez DavisCommunity Thanksgiving Service Set For SundayBy Jacob BembryGreene Publishing, Inc. The annual Madison County Ministerial Association Thanksgiving service will be held Sunday, Nov. 24, at 6 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Madison. The church is located at 348 SW Rutledge Street. Rev. Bob Laidlaw is the pastor of the First United Methodist Church. Rev. Robert Agner is the president of the Madison County Ministerial Association. Marty Lookabill: A Picture Of A MiracleSee Path Of Faith Section B
Acouple of weeks ago was the annual CMA awards. I didnt watch the whole three-hour show, in its entirety; but, I did watch the majority of it. Im not a big fan of television and dont watch much of it at all. However, I am a fan of country music and I wanted to watch and listen to the country music singers. I grew up listening to the old country that my parents listened to, such as George Jones, Tammy Wynette, Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers, Loretta Lynn and Patsy Cline. And I still love to hear their songs on the radio. As I reached my teenage years, and on into my twenties, the country artists I listened to were Alabama, Joe Dife, Reba McEntire, George Straight, Garth Brooks, Clint Black, Randy Travis, and Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers (still). These new country artists were still very much country and still sported the cowboy hats, blue jeans and cowboy boots like country folk do, not needing to be all dressed up to make a show. The country music ladies were still ladies and dressed as such. As we crossed into a new century, we soon found the big famous country singers being Tim McGraw, Toby Keith, Alan Jackson, and Faith Hill, just to name a few, all who I was/am fans of. But, I began nding that many country music artists just werent as country as they used to be. And, as the years continued to tick on by, country music began taking on a new form of sound (and look), it seemed. Now, so many country songs sound more and more like pop, rock, or rap music and the country music singers look likewell, they just dont look country. The best example I can think of is the performance that Eric Church presented during the CMA awards. Now, he has never been one of my favorite singers, but I have heard and liked a few of his previous hits. However, his new song, The Outsiders is a far cry from traditional country music or even contemporary country. I felt like I was watching a headbangers concert. I dont know if there was/is even a hint of country in that song. There were several parts of the CMA awards program I thoroughly enjoyed. The George Jones tribute, sung by Alan Jackson and George Straight, was prob ably one of the biggest highlights of the show to many! Taylor Swift was awarded the CMA Pinnacle Award. This prestigious award recognizes an artist who has achieved both national and international prominence through concert performances, and record sales, at levels unique in country music. Now I must admit Im not a huge fan of Taylor Swifts music. Because, most of it leans towards more pop sounds than I particularly like, but there are several of her songs that I do like. Nonetheless, Taylor has always intrigued me and held my admiration through the sense of her starting out in the music industry so young and growing up in the business without losing her real self in the process. Weve all seen too many young stars grow up in the limelight and fall victim to societys peer pressures and potholes. Taylor Swift has proven to be different. She began singing on the country radio stations at the age of 16. She is now 23. Throughout the last seven years, we have watched her grow into adulthood and accomplish worldwide fame; all without doing drugs, going to jail, shaving her head bald, humping teddy bears, kissing other girls, or riding equipment naked. It all goes to show that when God and priorities are held upright, and in the forefront, anything is possible. George Straight won the most prestigious CMA award of the night: The Entertainer of the Year. The underlying irony to me is that it shows that George Straight represents what most people still want in their country music and their country music artists. George Straight doesnt need rock and roll and rap music to try to blend into a new era. He is who he is and is an icon in the country music industry. Not to mention it also goes to show that Im not the only fuddyduddy left in this world. Until then.... Ill see you around the town. Yesterday marked the 150thanniversary for one of Americas greatest speeches -Abraham Lincolns Gettysburg Address. Four months before, over 160,000 soldiers representing two great armies (Northern Virginia and Potomac) met at the crossroads of Gettysburg in south central Pennsylvania. For the first three days of July 1863, they waged the greatest battle on American soil and then, exhausted from the fighting, retreated. They left behind more than 40,000 casualties and another 20,000 slain horses and mules. A town not much bigger than Madison was left with the enormous job of cleanup and burial in the hot, humid days of summer. I cannot imagine the difficulty and public health hazard that they faced. As fall approached and the weather cooled, most of the difficult work was behind the towns people. The union dead, totaling more than 3000, were buried in the cemetery just south of town that was part of the union lines during the battle. A local committee decided it was important to have a dedication ceremony for the war dead. November 19, 1863 was the day chosen for the event. The primary speaker was Edward Everett, the great Massachusetts statesman who was reputed to be the finest orator of his day. Also invited was the president to give a few appropriate remarks in dedication for the new national cemetery. Everett spoke for more than two hours. It must have been exhausting for the crowd of perhaps 20,000 who stood throughout the ceremony. When Governor Everett finally concluded Lincoln stood and delivered his address of 272 words in barely two minutes. Afterward, Everett is purported to have remarked to Lincoln, I wish I had said as much in two hours as you said in two minutes. Briefly, the president spoke of the birth of our nation, the meaning of the war and the consecration of the battlefield by the sacrifice of the soldiers. He concluded with this statement that may be the most quoted in American history: that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the people, by the people, and for the people shall not perish from the earth. What a powerful statement! To summarize: we are a nation founded under the divine protection of the Lord; a stronger union and freedom will emerge from the calamity of war; and that government should serve the people, not the other way around. If only our current crop of political leaders understood and practiced Mr. Lincolns counsel. Abraham Lincoln was a great man and the ablest leader under the most trying times in our nations history. Interestingly, he was also the first Republican president. He rose to be our nations leader from the most humble of circumstances and departed with the bullet of an assassin. Lincoln got one thing wrong in his brief speech. He said that people will little note nor long remember what we say here. Lincolns address was seminal and we should never forget his few brief remarks.www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, November 20, 2013 2A Madison County CarrierVIEWPOINTS& OPINIONS National SecurityJoe Boyles Guest Columnist Gettysburg AddressThere are days when all you can do is crawl from your bed and work through your day, moved forward by some remote control that keeps you only vaguely aware of what is dancing around you. Its a day when you feel like youre on your reserve battery and cant nd the plug-in to recharge. This is one of those days for me. For whatever reason, known or unknown, we all have those days. Whether weve been too busy to take time for ourselves, were over worked, we havent spent enough time with our family, or we have some kind of worry that we cant immediately reconcile, we all seem to come to a point that we need a little comforting. It doesnt help that today is Monday, and its gray and rainy and sleep completely eluded me last night for one of the scenarios mentioned above. There are times I wish I could be like those individuals whose appetite went on vacation when stressed or upset, but being a food lover, I fully admit I can be comforted by food. Thankfully, I no longer sit alone, sneaking spoonfuls of purchased icing out of a tub, but I do seek out foods that calm my mind and nurture my spirit and soul as well as my body. Comfort food is as completely individual as the person who eats it. Not only the food itself, but how its prepared and what its eaten with is important. A quick survey of those who work with me brought very similar results: soups, chocolate, meat and potato dishes. These are dishes that are warm, soothing and often prepared by a family member. I could go into Freudian theorizing on how those foods directly link to our childhoods, but I think its understood by most, that foods from our childhood do elicit feelings of comfort. Cube steak for me is a food I remember eating, but in recreating it for comfort food, it would have to be accompanied by mashed potatoes and green peas. But for co-worker Jacob, only rice and gravy along with a dill pickle will do Probably a favorite response was from my buddy Carl, who said his comfort would be in a cup of coffee and a hunk of chocolate. It made me think I have comfort food more than Im aware. My go-to comfort food is something I seem to always have in the kitchen and soothes me, even when sick; oatmeal and a folded over peanut butter sandwich. On lunch, a quick visit to the grocery store resulted in a comforting lunch. Breakfast had been oatmeal, so for a slight departure I had soup, but still had my peanut butter sandwich. Was IFinding Comfort In Food Rose Klein Columnist Searching For Ambrosia Emerald's Gem BoxCountry Ain't What It Used To BeEmerald Greene PublisherGreene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Rose Klein November 18, 2013Comfort food; soup and a peanut butter sandwich work its magic.
www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, November 20, 2013 Madison County Carrier 3AWorld NewsBy Rose Klein Bus Driver Uses Duct Tape To Quiet Kids In Surry, Maine, a bus driver is on administrative leave for duct taping mouths of students. Two fourth grade girls told the principal the driver had duct taped their mouths for making too much noise. Surry Elementary School Principal, Cathy Lewis, said no matter the result of the investigation, the driver would not be welcomed back at the school. Lewis said the girls, who reported the driver, felt they should not of had to wear the tape because they werent the loudest on the bus. Two Kindergarten girls, who had previously gotten off the bus with their mouths duct taped, said the Hello Kitty designed duct tape was part of a game. Most of the kids didnt see any problem, said Lewis. The name of the driver has not been revealed. Girl Severely Burned On Slide In Freak Accident In Atlanta, Ga., a two-year-old girl was severely burned after gasoline was poured onto a slide to make it slicker. The two-yearold and her four-yearold sister were playing on a swing set, when one of the girls put gas on the slide. After nding no other ignition source, it was determined static electricity started the blaze. The two-year-old was own to a hospital and put into a medically induced coma to help her cope with the pain. The hospital declined to comment on her condition. 500 Children Reported Drunk In Ireland In Northern Ireland, the BBC has reported that accident and emergency (A&E) departments treated 500 children last year for drunkenness. Belfast had the largest number of cases at 132, but estimates of about 100 children a year account for each A&E. Six children, under the age of 11, were included in that number. Although these numbers just account for teenagers whose only reason for being at the A&E department was alcohol and do not include individuals who were at the A&E because they were injured while drinking. There are a lot of other issues that go along with alcohol intoxication in adolescence such as injury, hazardous behavior, and it makes them more likely to be the victim of a crime, makes them more likely to perpetrate a crime, such as a violent crime, or even be the victim of a sexual assault, said Dr. Russell McLaughlin. Owen ONeill, of the Public Health Agency, says their latest surveys have shown some disturbing trends. Between 50 percent and 60 percent of young people will have drunk alcohol between the ages of 11 and 16, ONeill said. Of that percentage over half have been drunk on at least one occasion and the drunkenness is the piece were most concerned about. 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How much are members of Congress paid and what are their retirement benets? Salary for all senators and representatives is $174,000 Salary for the speaker is $223,500 Salary for the majority and minority leaders is $193,400 Members of Congress are covered by the same retirement plans as other federal employees, the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) for those hired, or elected, before 1984, and the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) for those whose service began in 1984 or later. There are some differences in retirement age eligibility, years of service required, and contributions. Members elected after 1984 also participate in Social Security. As of October 1, 2012, 527 retired Members of Congress were receiving federal pensions based fully or in part on their congressional service. 312 had retired under CSRS and were receiving an average annual pension of $71,472. 215 Members had retired with service under FERS and were receiving an average annual pension of $40,560 in 2012. www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, November 20, 2013 4A Madison County CarrierAROUNDMADISONCOUNTY Obituaries November 20 Wednesday, Nov. 20, is the last day to drop off Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes in Madison County. The shoeboxes may be dropped off between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the Association ofce, located at 349 SW Captain Brown Road. For more information, please call Jan Miller, administrative assistant, at (850) 973-8607. November 21 The Open Arms Ministry of First United Methodist Church will be distributing food on Thursday, Nov. 21, from 9 a.m.-noon. This will be fresh produce that is coming from Farm Share (a place where farmers share their produce) in Quincy. You can come to the First United Methodist Church inside the fence to the small building out back. There will be signs showing you where to go. November 22 Heirline and LifeSong will be in concert at Yogi Bears Jellystone Campground on Friday, Nov. 22, beginning at 7 p.m. November 23 Cherry Lake Fire & Rescue will hold its annual Thanksgiving Boston butt sale on Saturday, Nov. 23. Pick-up will be available from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the re station in Cherry Lake. To order, please call the station at (850) 929-2354 and leave a message. Please leave name, contact number and the number of smoked butts desired, or contact any Cherry Lake Fire Rescue personnel. They may also be contacted at email@example.com. The cost for a smoked butt is $30. November 24 Architillery Missionary Baptist Church will be having a Harvest program at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 24. All family and friends are invited. Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church of Madison will be in charge of the program and Shiloh Pastor Marcus Hawkins will be the speaker. November 24 The annual Madison County Ministerial Association Thanksgiving service will be held Sunday, Nov. 24, at 6 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Madison. The church is located at 348 SW Rutledge Street. Rev. Bob Laidlaw is the pastor. Rev. Robert Agner is the president of the Madison County Ministerial Association. November 28 A community Thanksgiving dinner will be served at the Madison County Senior Citizens Center, located at the intersection of Harvey Greene Drive and SR 14 South, in Madison, on Thursday, Nov. 28. For more information, please call Timmy Dyke at (850) 464-8107. December 13 SkillsUSA will hold a fundraiser on Friday, Dec. 13, from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Courthouse Lawn. Funds will be used to help MCHS SkillsUSA compete in Regional and State Competitions. A grilled chicken plate will be available for $6 in advance or $7 at the lawn. It will include potato salad, green beans, roll and dessert. Sweet tea will be available for $1. For tickets or questions, contact Paige Thomas at (386) 965-6771. December 21 Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church, 407 NE Mt. Zion Church Avenue in Cherry Lake, will hold a Hanson, Pinetta and Cherry Lake Community Christmas Outreach Dinner on Saturday, Dec. 21, from 12:30-3:30 p.m. Meals will be delivered to community residents beginning at 9:30 a.m. Anyone interested in helping with the event is welcome to go serve with them. Anyone needing transported to the church or who is sick or shut-in can call Brother Johnnie Woods at (850) 9294141. For more information, please call Savilla Murphy at (850) 929-4386. Community Calendar E.d. "Buck KeelingE. D. Buck Keeling, age 85, died Wednesday, October 30, 2013, in Valdosta, Ga. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, November 3, 2013, at Beggs Funeral Home in Madison with burial at Mt. Horeb Cemetery. Visitation was one hour prior to the service from 1-2 p.m. at the funeral home. He was born in Brooksville and moved to Pinetta in 1969, coming from California. He joined the Navy at 17. Upon retirement from the Navy, he was a Merchant Marine for the next 20 years. He spent tours in China, Korea, and Vietnam. He was a 50-year Mason, member of Madison Lodge F&AM #11. He loved to garden and loved people and to visit, especially his grandchildren. He was a member of Pinetta United Methodist Church. He is survived by one son: Alan Keeling (Sharon) of Geneva; a daughter-in-law, Myra Keeling, of Pinetta; two sisters: Mary Frances Tipton of Vero Beach, and Rita Perrin of Auburn, Ala.; ve grandchildren: Robert Keeling, Ember Polivich (John), Chris Welch, Jason (Renata) Keeling and Jana Keeling; six great-grandchildren: Luke Keeling, Lane Keeling, Trevor Polivich, Reigan Polivich, Kai Alan Polivich and Bailey Welch; and numerous nieces and nephews. Donations may be made in memory of Buck Keeling to Pinetta United Methodist Church, Pinetta. Beggs Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements 850973-2258. You may send your condolences to the family by visiting www.beggsfuneral.co m. George Fredrick "Bud TotamsGeorge Fredrick Bud Totams, age 90, died Friday, November 15, 2013, at his home. Funeral services were held Sunday, November 17, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Midway Baptist Church with burial at Midway Cemetery. Visitation was Saturday, November 16, 2013, from 6-8 p.m. at Beggs Funeral Home. He was born in St. Augustine on July 31, 1923. Bud was affectionately known as Uncle Bud by so many. He served in the US Navy during World War II and the Korean War before moving to Miami, where he retired from the Miami Fire Dept. After retiring, he moved to Lee where he was an avid outdoorsman and raised greyhounds for two years. He loved to hunt and sh, but mostly he loved people. He won the hearts of everyone he met. He was a member of Pine Lake Hunting Club, Madison County Fox Hunters Association, the National Wild Life Turkey Federation, Inc. and the Bass Club. He attended Midway Baptist Church. In 2011, he married Betty Frith Totams. His only regret was not having met her earlier in life. Bud is survived by his wife: Betty Frith Totams; her children: Glenn (Revonda) Frith of Madison, Pam Woods (Howie) of Keaton Beach, Jerry Frith of Perry and Rhonda (Jim) Yeakley of Tampa. He will be missed by all who knew him. 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The Super Ball Golf Tournament kicks off at 8 a.m. with a Redneck Continental Breakfast, followed by a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Teams will receive door prizes and gather in the clubhouse afterwards to recognize first, second, and third place winners. Contest prizes will also be awarded for longest drive, longest putt, closest-to-thepin, and the elusive hole-in-one, which features a new F-150 Ford truck sponsored by Walts Live Oak Ford. Team sponsorships start at $200, which includes breakfast and four-person team entry. Other sponsorships include: Gold Level Sponsor: $500 Four-person team entry Redneck Continental Breakfast Tee Sign with Company Name Space for Display Table Recognition in Media Releases Silver Level Sponsor: $250 Four-person team entry Redneck Continental Breakfast Tee Sign with Company Name Bronze Tee Sponsor: $50 Tee Sign with Company Name Registration is due by Dec. 2. For registration forms and additional information, please contact Pete Bucher at 973-2466, Sean Alderman at 9738028, or Preston Mathews at 971-7218. Participants must be at least 13-years of age, and checks should be made payable to Madison Rotary Club. Madison Rotary and Kiwanis Clubs are dedicated to delivering lasting solutions to the challenges facing the greater community. The inaugural Light Up Madison Benefit Golf Tournament will fund the Madison Cares joint venture. Recreate for resources, and please urge others to do the same! Did You Know?
www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, November 20, 2013 Madison County Carrier 5AAROUNDMADISONCOUNTY Funds Being Accepted To Help With Disaster Relief In The PhilippinesBy Jacob BembryGreene Publishing, Inc. Harvey, Janice and Hunter Greene are accepting money to help people in the Philippines with disaster relief, following the recent storm that devastated the country and killed thousands of people. Janice Greene is originally from the Philippines, but reports are that her family is safe. After speaking with several people, Harvey Greene decided to take on the project and he has also formed a non-prot corporation called Faith, Hope, Love, Inc. The organization is dedicated to disaster relief where help is needed. To make a donation, please drop off donations at Greene Publishing, Inc., located at 1695 South SR 53, or with Janice Greene at the ofce of Dr. Filemon Pataxcil, located at 248 NE Hancock in Madison.
Submitted by Jennifer Fulmer (Boyz to Kings is an organization that helps young boys and teenagers learn to grow into caring, responsible adults by providing them everything from positive role models, to caring mentors, to opportunities to give back through community service. Jennifer Fulmer, a Boyz to Kings mom, writes about a couple who spoke to the group recently about the tragic loss of their son to suicide, a subject not often spoken about, but one that is the third leading cause of death for 15to -24 year-olds, after accidents and homicide.)In August of this year, some friends of mine experienced a sudden and tragic loss. The young man they welcomed into their home a few years ago, as their own son, took his own life. David Loren Dusang, 21 years old, attended NFCC, then went on to FSU. He was so cheery with a bright smile and a sweet soul. While all this is painting a picture in your mind, I beg of you to remember...you just never know. Randy and Lisa Gray will forever have an imprint of David on their hearts. They cared so much and learned some things about signs of suicide. Mr. and Mrs. Gray blessed Boyz to Kings by coming to speak with our youth and adults. Anyone that was there to see the hurt and care in the Grays faces will never be the same. They shared with us how David was having some troubles and just didnt know how to talk about them or maybe even know whom he should talk to. When I say troubles, it wasnt as if David was on drugs or even committed any crimes. Davids troubles were what most would consider part of life. He fell short at FSU and wouldnt be able to return to college in the fall. Maybe he felt that those who loved him would be let down, or that he couldnt measure up to their expectations of him as a young adult. He didnt share his thoughts, feelings or concerns with anyone. He suddenly committed suicide. Someone can be hurting on the inside and still smiling outside. When you ask someone how are you doing? take the time to stop and listen. If you need someone to talk to, reach out...you just never know. Mr. and Mrs. Gray expressed to our Boyz to Kings family some of the signs of suicide they have learned about. How very, extremely important it is to nd someone to talk to...that there is nothing in this life that any person has or is going through that someone else in this world hasnt experienced. Talk to someone. Through this experience, the Grays had a desire to have a memorial bench placed at NFCC in Davids favorite place. The Boyz to Kings family has been so honored and blessed by the Grays taking time to speak with us. Mr. and Mrs. Gray and friends in the community who knew and loved David are having the bench, in memory of David, placed at NFCC on Friday, Nov. 29 at 4 p.m. Anyone who knew David Dusang is welcome to attend. (The memo rial bench will be placed near the NFCC Science Building. Bring a blanket.) www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, November 20, 2013 6A Madison County CarrierAROUNDMADISONCOUNTY Teen Suicide: What Are The Warning Signs?According to statistics from the CDC, teen suicide is the third leading cause of death among 15to 24year-olds. Further research indicates that for every successful teen suicide, there may have been as many as 25 attempts. Teenagers who feel hopeless, isolated or overwhelmed may have no idea how to help themselves and feel that there is no one they can talk to. They may believe that they cant reach out to those closest to them because of feelings of shame, worthlessness or inadequacy. However, they cry out for help in other ways, and often display some of the following warning signs: Feelings of sadness or hopelessness. This is more than just a bad day or a teenager just being a teenager. These feelings are constant, overwhelming and personality-changing. Losing interest in a favorite pastime, hobby, sport, or other extracurricular activity. Problems at work or losing interest in a job. Withdrawing from friends or family. Trouble getting along with others, problems in romantic relationships. Changes in the qual- ity of schoolwork or drop in grades. Rebellious behav- iors or behavior problems, above and beyond normal teenaged acting out. Sleep changes, espe- cially insomnia or sudden dramatic increase in sleeping. Changes in eating habits. Neglecting hygiene or personal appearance. Complaining more frequently of boredom, or frequently looking bored and distracted. Not responding as before to praise or positive feedback. Emotional distress bringing on physical complaints (migraines, upset stomach). Difculty focusing or paying attention. Engaging in risky or reckless behavior. Abusing drugs or al- cohol. Giving away or throwing away prized possessions. Saying goodbye to friends and family, as if for the last time. Saying things like I wish I were dead; talking about death or suicide, even if apparently joking. Writing songs, po- ems, drawing pictures about death. A suicidal teen may not show all of the above symptoms, so a cluster of only a few signs may warrant a closer look. On the other hand, what is the difference between a depressed, possibly suicidal teenager and one who is simply a rebel or a drama queen? The key seems to be new patterns of behavior that emerge; ongoing patterns that do not simply dissipate with time, but are continuing problems. Possibly, these may even get worse. Some of the most telling signs are those that indicate putting affairs in order or last goodbyes. A teenager may say things like take good care of my dog/cat/sh or maybe things will get better once Im gone. Giving away prized possessions is a red ag that falls under this heading of setting everything in order. Most suicidal individuals of any age will display these signs as a cry for help. The spirit may want to die, but the body wants to live...if only the emotional pain, the never-ending sadness, would stop. If only everything didnt seem so hopeless. Once the warning signs are recognized, getting the depressed teenager to talk is crucial. Treatment at this point falls into basically three categories: Individual therapy, family therapy and hospitalization, and these will differ according to the individuals needs, whether it is getting your teenager to a health care professional or into therapy. Physical examinations can root out physical causes of depression, such as brain chemical or neurotransmitter imbalances, but emotional pain cannot be treated with drugs, only temporarily masked, but once a teen starts talking about his pain, rather than suffering in silence, there is hope. For more information on how to help a suicidal or depressed teenager, visit such websites as http://www.helpguide.o rg/mental/depres sion_teen.htm, kidshealth.org/parent/emotions/behavior/suicide.h tml or any of several other related websites. You Just Never KnowPhoto submittedIn mid-October, Denise and Randy Gray gathered with the Boyz to Kings group at Cucinellas meeting place to share about the tragic suicide of a young man they had thought of as their son. Shortly afterward, they gathered with a few friends, holding photos of David. (Standing, left to right) Denise Robinson, Wanda Miller, Jennifer Fulmer, Shareeta Scott and Randy Gray. Seated in front is Lisa Gray. The Grays will place a memorial bench next to the science building on the NFCC Campus, Friday, Nov. 29, at 4 p.m. 836732 Mon. Fri. 8am 6pm Sat 9am 12pm Sun 1pm 4pm1600 S. 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www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, November 20, 2013 Madison County Carrier 7A 831692Helping Tobacco User Quit Can Improve A Businesss Bottom LineTobacco users aren't the only ones paying the cost of their addiction with their health and wallet. Madison County employers are paying the price as well. Employees who smoke can cost businesses more than $6,000 per year when compared to non-smokers. In time for the Great American Smoke Out taking place on Nov. 21, the Florida Department of Health's Tobacco Free Florida program and Florida Department of Health Madison are encouraging businesses across Madison to help their employees quit tobacco. Florida Department of Health Madison offers employers free assistance in developing tobacco cessation programs, whether it's through the company's health insurance provider or the state's free cessation services. Nearly 70 percent of smokers want to quit, and getting help through their employers can increase their chance of success while simultaneously beneting the business. Health care costs are one of the largest expenses facing Madison County businesses. On average, health care costs for employees who smoke are up to 34 percent higher compared to non-smokers. Every employee who smokes can cost employers an extra $2,056 a year in health care expenses. Tobacco use is also the leading cause of productivity loss at work In fact, each smoker can cost a business an average of $4,056 every year in lost productivity including sick days, distraction at work and smoking breaks. Workers who smoke at least one pack a day experience 75 percent more productivity loss than non-smoking workers "Businesses who want to help their employees quit tobacco should also implement a tobacco free grounds policy at their workplace ," said Tobacco Free Florida Bureau Chief Shannon Hughes. "These policies are one of the most effective ways to help employees quit and it creates a healthier environment for all." Tobacco free grounds policies nearly double the chance that employees will quit. For those that do not quit, the policy will reduce the number of cigarettes smoked by employees during the week. Tobacco free grounds policies are easy to enforce. More than 80 percent of Floridians do not smoke, and research has shown compliance rates for tobacco free grounds policies to be more than 96 percent. For more information, please contact Leila Rykard at 850-973-5000 ext 118 or Leila.Rykard@FLHeallth .gov. About tobacco free orida The Department's Tobacco Free Florida campaign is a statewide cessation and prevention campaign funded by Florida's tobacco settlement fund. Tobacco users interested in quitting are encouraged to use one of the state's three ways to quit. To learn about Tobacco Free Florida and the state's free quit resources visit www.tobaccofreeorida.com or follow the campaign on Facebook at www.facebook .com/TobaccoFreeFlorida or Twitter at www.twitter .com/tobaccofreea DOH works to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county and community efforts. The Great American Smokeout How It All BeganBy Rose KleinGreene Publishing, Inc.Every year, on the third Thursday of November, smokers across the nation are encouraged to take part in the American Cancer Societys Great American Smokeout. This event challenges people to stop using tobacco for the day and to make plans to quit or to plan in advance to stop smoking that day forward. The idea for the smokeout grew from a 1970 event in Randolph, Mass., where Arthur P. Mullaney asked people to give up cigarettes for a day and donate money they would have spent on the cigarettes to a high school scholarship fund instead. Then, in 1974, Lynn R. Smith, editor of the Monticello Times in Minn., spearheaded the states rst Dont Smoke Day, or D-Day. These events spurred the Ca. Division of the American Cancer Society to encourage nearly one million smokers to quit for the day on Nov. 18, 1976. This California event marked the rst Great American Smokeout. The Cancer Society took the program nationwide in 1977. The efforts of the smokeout has resulted in the ban of smoking in workplaces and restaurants, raising taxes on cigarettes, limiting cigarette promotions and discouraging teen cigarette use. Furthermore, efforts of individuals and groups have led anti-tobacco efforts to make strides in areas of research, policy and the environment. Still, smoking is responsible for nearly one in three cancer deaths and one in ve deaths from all causes. Another 8.6 million people live with serious illnesses caused by smoking. To learn more about quitting smoking, improving your health, or getting involved with a Great American Smokeout event in your community, you can call the American Cancer Society anytime at 1-800-227-2345. Also available at this number are telephone stopsmoking hotlines, available in all 50 states, that will help you nd counseling or other support where you live.
www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, November 20, 2013 8A Madison County Carrier SPORTSVarsity Cowgirls Cruise Past Lady WarriorsBy Jacob Bembry Greene Publishing, Inc. The Madison County High School Varsity Cowgirls cruised to a 5318 victory over the Aucilla Christian Academy Lady Warriors in basketball action played in Madison on Tuesday evening, Nov. 12. The Cowgirls pulled out to a 15-0 lead at the end of the rst quarter and extended it to 32-8 by halftime. In the third quarter, the Cowgirls scored only two points and the Lady Warriors were held scoreless. The score stood at 34-8 at the end of the third quarter. In the fourth quarter, the Cowgirls scored 19 points and the Lady Warriors scored 10 points. Josie Long led the Cowgirls in scoring with 25 points. She also had three rebounds, one assist and ve steals. Jameica Cobb scored 15 points in the game. Other Cowgirls who scored were: Tatiyana Bareld, two points Kosha Gamble, ve points Nacoya Williams, three points Adrianna Kinsey, one point Niyah Hall, two points No stats were available for the Lady Warriors at press time. The win brought the Cowgirls season record to 3-1 on the season. Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Brooke Kinsley, November 12, 2013The Madison County High School Cowgirls varsity basketball team for the 2013-2014 season is pictured. Front row, left to right: Josie Long, Alexis Livingston, Jameica Cobb, Tatiyana Bareld, Imani Boldin, Kevisa Moore and Travecia Fead. Back row, left to right: Coach LaShon Arnold, Katilyn Henderson, Niyah Hall, Kosha Gamble, Nacoya Williams, Asia Smith, Coach Marcus Hawkins, Adrianna Kinsey, Jazzmyne Arnold, Avonna Weatherspoon, Darresha White and Coach Chris Neal.Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Brooke Kinsley, November 12, 2013The Aucilla Christian Academy Lady Warriors varsity basketball team for the 2013-2014 season is pictured. Shown front row, left to right: Ashley Hebert, Whitney Stevens, Lauren Demott, Marisa Duber and Payal Chaudhari. Back row, left to right: Cali Burkett, Maddie Everett, Ramsey Sullivan, Morgan Cline and Kinzi Mattingly. btnbtfrrtrrtrtrtnbtnfrbnbfn b tnfrrrrrnn Family Health Center Family Health Center &
www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, November 20, 2013 Madison County Carrier 9ASPORTS ACA Middle School Girls Basketball Schedule ReleasedBy Fran Hunt Greene Publishing, Inc. The schedule has been released for the Aucilla Christian Academy middle school girls basketball team. Action hits the hardwood against New Testament, Nov. 22 at 4 p.m., away; Georgia Christian, Nov. 25 at 4 p.m., away; and North Florida Christian, Nov. 26 at 4:30 p.m., away. Munroe, Dec. 5 at 2:30 p.m., home; Mayo, Dec. 6 at 4 p.m., home; Mayo, Dec. 9 at 5 p.m., away; Munroe, Dec. 10 at 4 p.m., away; Highland Christian, Jan. 7 at 4 p.m., home; Brookwood, Jan. 10 at 4 p.m., away; Georgia Christian, Jan. 13 at 4 p.m., home; and wrapping up the season, Brookwood, Jan. 14 at 4:30 p.m., home. Playing for the young Lady Warriors are Abigail Morgan, Ashlyn Rogers, Camryn Grant, Carly Joiner, Chloe Reams, Elizabeth Hightower, Grace Beshears, Haley Jones, Katie James, Kayla Burns, Meagan Scholl, Shamya Lott, Skylar Dickey, and Summer Lee. ACA Varsity Girls Schedule ReleasedBy Fran HuntGreene Publishing, Inc. The schedule has been released for the Aucilla Christian Academy varsity girls basketball team. The Lady Warriors hit the hardwood against FAMU, Nov. 21 at 6 p.m., home; Franklin County, Nov. 22 at 6 p.m., home; Georgia Christian, Nov. 25 at 6:30 p.m., away; and North Florida Christian, Nov. 26 at 6 p.m., home. Action continues against Brookwood, Dec. 3 at 6 p.m., away; Robert F. Munroe, Dec. 5 at 6 p.m., home; Tallavana Christian, Dec. 6 at 6 p.m., home; Lafayette, Dec. 9 at 6 p.m., home; FAMU, Dec. 10 at 6 p.m., away; Tallavana Christian, Dec. 12 at 6 p.m., away; Madison County, Dec. 16 at 6 p.m., home; and Lafayette, Dec. 20 at 5:30 p.m., away. 2014 sees the Lady Warriors facing off against Highland Christian, Jan. 7 at 6 p.m., home; Brookwood, Jan. 9 at 6 p.m., home; John Paul II, Jan. 10 at 6 p.m., away; Georgia Christian, Jan. 13 at 6 p.m., home; Branford, Jan. 16 at 6 p.m., home; Roberts F. Munroe, Jan. 17 at 6 p.m., away; Branford, Jan. 21 at 6 p.m., away; Franklin County, Jan. 23 at 6 p.m., home; and wrapping up the regular season, John Paul Catholic, Jan. 24 at 6 p.m., home.ACA JV Girls Basketball Schedule ReleasedBy Fran Hunt Greene Publishing, Inc. The schedule has been released for the Aucilla Christian Academy girls junior varsity basketball team. The girls hit the hardwood against FAMU DRS, Nov. 21 at 4 p.m., home; Lighthouse, Nov. 22 at 5 p.m., away: Lincoln, Dec. 3 at 5:30 p.m., home; and Lafayette, Dec. 9 at 4 p.m., home. FAMU DRS Dec. 10 at 4 p.m., away; Lighthouse, Dec. 13 at 4:30 p.m., home; Lafayette, Dec. 20 at 4 p.m., away; Maclay, Jan. 9 at 4 p.m., home; Maclay, Jan. 14 at 5:30 p.m., home; Branford, Jan. 16 at 4 p.m., home; Branford, Jan. 21 at 4 p.m., away; and wrapping up the season, Maclay, Jan. 25 at 11:30 a.m., away. Playing for the JV Lady Warriors this year are Brittany Hughes, Cali Burkett, Dena Bishop, Emma Witmer, Gaige Winchester, Kate Whiddon, Kelly Horne, Natalie Vasquez, Ramsey Sullivan, Sarah Riley, and Taylor Copeland.ACA Varsity Girls Basketball Roster ReleasedBy Fran HuntGreene Publishing, Inc. The roster for the Aucilla Christian Academy varsity girls basketball team has been released. Playing for the Lady Warriors this year are Lauren Demott, Marisa Duber, Kayla Knecht, Kinzi Mattingly, Whitney Stevens, Morgan Cline, Ashley Hebert, Payal Chaudhari, Maddie Everett, Ramsey Sullivan, and Cali Burkett. Coaching the Lady Warriors is Daryl Adams. The girls have already played two preseason games, one against Potters house on November 4, and the other against John Paul on November 5. When Aucilla hit the hardwood against Potters House, the Lady Warriors were trashed for a 91-11 loss. Potters is one of the best teams in the state, said Coach Adams. Lauren Demott had four points, and one assist. Kinzi Mattingly had two rebounds. Whitney Stevens had three points, and three steals. Morgan Cline had two points, and two rebounds. Ramsey Sullivan had two points, and four rebounds. Cali Burkett had two rebounds. Every girl did a job well done. The statistics for the game against John Paul will be forthcoming. By Fran HuntGreene Publishing, Inc. The Aucilla Christian Academy varsity Warriors basketball team lost the first of two pre-season games, when they went up against Florida High, 58-38 on November 12. As a team, the Warriors bucketed 10 of 47 attempts from the field, netted three of 20 attempts from the three-point zone, and dropped in nine of 25 attempts from the free-throw line for 38 points. They collected six assists, 20 offensive and 20 defensive rebounds for a total of 40 rebounds, with 25 block/steals, and 27 turnovers. Braden Mattingly netted one for four attempts from the field, hit one of two attempts from the three-point zone, and targeted three of four attempts from the free-throw line for eight points. He had two offensive and three defensive rebounds for a total of five rebounds, with two block/steals and two turnovers. Casey Demott hit two of eight attempts from the field, missed one attempt from the three-point zone, and netted one of two attempts from the free-throw line for five points. He had one assist, one offensive and five defensive rebounds for as total of six rebounds, with two block/steals. Brandon Holm netted one of two attempts from the field, and missed one attempt from the three-point zone, and one attempt from the freethrow line for two points. He had one assist, two offensive rebounds, one block/steal, and three turnovers. Zack Arceneaux missed two attempts from the field and two attempts from the free-throw line. He had one assist, two offensive and one defensive rebound for a total of three rebounds, with two turnovers. Ricky Finlayson missed two attempts from the field, hit one of seven attempts from the three-point zone, and netted one of four attempts from the free-throw line for four points. He had one offensive rebound, one block/steal, and six turnovers. Timmy Burrus bucketed two of five attempts from the field, missed two attempts from the three-point zone and one attempt from the free-throw line for four points. He had four assists, two offensive and one defensive rebound for a total of three rebounds, with three block/steals, and two turnovers. Gatlin Nennstiel netted one of five attempts from the field, missed one attempt from the three-point zone, and hit one of three attempts from the free-throw line for three points. He had one offensive and one defensive rebound for a total of two rebounds, with two block/steals, and three turnovers. Shane Blue hit one of six attempts from the field, one of six attempts from the three-point zone, and missed two attempts from the freethrow line for five points. He had one assist, three defensive rebounds, seven block/steals, and five turnovers. Steven Trest Netted one of eight attempts from the field and targeted two of two attempts from the free-throw line for four points. He had five offensive and four defensive rebounds for a total of nine rebounds, with one block/steal, and one turnover. Carson Nennstiel bucketed one of five attempts from the field, and one of four attempts from the free-throw line for three points. He had two assists, four offensive and two defensive rebounds for a total of six rebounds, with six block/steals, and three turnovers. The Warriors played their second pre-season game against John Paul on November 144. Those statistics will be forthcoming. Warriors Lose Basketball Preseason Opener
www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, November 20, 2013 10A Madison County Carrier By Rose Klein Greene Publishing, Inc.Gary Gazlay teaches band at Madison County Central School and appropriately so, as music has played, and continues to play, such a large part in his life. Gazlay and his two sisters all played musical instruments in school; he played French horn and both sisters played flute, and when speaking of his high school days, he speaks affectionately of his parents. He says they made a large impact on him, and the way he looks at life because although his parents werent wealthy, they sacrificed so the three kids could have musical instruments. His father worked long hours as a machinist, but never let that stop him from attending their performances. Gazlay says the lessons of sacrifice and dedication by his parents is something he hopes to pass along to students today. Gazlay has been teaching band for 33 years in public schools and says he is now to the point he is teaching grandchildren of ex-students. He says he loves being at MCCS because he loves instructing the students but also loves the fact there is so much school support for the music program, and adds he is very thankful for his administrative staff. Gazlay currently has about 105 students under his musical direction. The middle school students play at football and basketball games, have played at PTO meetings and parent night at the school. They will also have at least one concert this year. Band students advance with a Performance Assessment Chart Gazlay uses to help self-motivate the students and improve their performance. He says the method is successful because they can visually see their progress, making students want to work hard to reach a higher level in their playing skill and move up on the chart. Gazlay said students are also motivated because of the music itself and explains how music can be an escape from their everyday lives. Fostering students motivation and helping them increase their performance level is what Gazlay feels his primary academic purpose should be, to prepare the students for band at the high school level. However, what Gazlay loves the most is seeing students fall in love with music. He says, The greatest joy of teaching is to see a child fall in love with playing. That is what its all about.First GradeEx- emplary Citizens: Micah Jenkins and Vance Vullo Second Grade Exemplary Citizens: Regan Crosby and Reagan Jones Third Grade Ex- emplary Citizens: Brianna Parker and Jayce Vullo Fourth Grade A Honor Roll: Keillor Davis, Olivia Galbraith, Rhett Rutherford and Riley Smith A/B Honor Roll: Merridy Archambault, Trinity Bush, Carter Gore, Ben Melvin, Mitch Rutherford, Lance Thigpen and Zachery Townsend Exemplary Citizens: Olivia Galbraith and Mitch Rutherford Fifth Grade A Honor Roll: Will Carpenter, Emily Parker and Abigayle Reeves A/B Honor Roll: Brady Browning, Savannah Curtis, Caleb Ginn, Kersten Malon, Catherine Maultsby, Andrew Pennington, Blaydon Plain, Tyler Platt, Abbey Sanderson, T.J. Squires, Ben Whigham Exemplary Citizens: Abbey Sanderson and Tyler Platt Sixth Grade A Honor Roll: Ashley Cantey, Payton Davis, Jake Driggers and Kayla Reeves A/B Honor Roll: Leah Androski, Shawn Allen Baltzell, Wyatt Crosby, Gracie Galbraith, Jadyn Gore, Mikenzi Plain, Jayce Scott and Bryce Vullo Exemplary Citizens: Wyatt Crosby and Payton Davis Seventh Grade A Honor Roll: Brandon Bunch, Dilan Lawson and Cody Smith A/B Honor Roll: Brad Bunch, Aubrey Day, Caroline Jennings, Jarod Johnson, Claire Maultsby, Justice Renfroe, Reese Rutherford and Roderick Shaw Exemplary Citizens: Brad Bunch and Olivia Graham Eighth Grade A Honor Roll: Luke Androski, Mary Hannah Smith and Hannah Zimmerly A/B Honor Roll: Kylie Andrews, Bailey Browning, Caleb Hart, Caden Newman, Kaylie Rogers and Katelyn Scott Exemplary Citizens: Luke Androski and Kali Lancaster SCHOOLMadison Academy Second Six Weeks Honor Roll Gary Gazlay Helps Create Beautiful Music At MCCSGreene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Rose Klein, November 6, 2013Gary Gazlays beginning band students show off their musical skills. In the front row, from left to right, are Kayte Martinez, Kelly Crosby, Morgan Mercer, Stephanie Harrel, Briana Michael and Elizabeth Moore. In the second row, from left to right, are Mikenna Washington, Zane Turner, Megan Bearden, Alex Teal, Anthony Simpo and Dawson Hunt. 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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.Call Emerald Greene (850) 973-3497 and leave a message. Ofce Building For Rent Across the street from the Courthouse, on Shelby Street. (between Owens Propane and Burnette Plumbing) Newly Renovated 1120 square foot. Call Emerald Greene 850-973-4141.10/16 rtn, n/c Madison Heights Apartments 1,2,3 & 4 bedroom apts. Section 8 Housing designed for low income families 150 SW Bumgardner Dr. Madison, FL Phone 850-973-4290 TDD 711 Equal Housing Opportunity6/22, rtn, c Deadline For Classieds (850) 973-4141 3:00 p.m. Every 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 age18 yr. Day and evening classes. Next class November 11. 386-362-1065.11/6 11/27, pd1/4 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/cWasher And Dryer For Sale! Kenmore series 70 washer, top load. Series 80 dryer, front load (door opens from top down). White in color and both are in perfect working order. $400 rm. Call (229) 460-529610/30 rtn, n/cNewspaper Bundles For Sale $1 each Greene Publishing, Inc. 1695 S. SR 53 in Madison (850) 973-4141.6/19 rtn, n/c Asphalt Milling For Sale $350 for 18 ton load (850) 464-1230.Small Cabin For Rent $400 month, security deposit. Includes laundry and water. Direct TV available.1 person. $35 application fee. Call (850) 673-1117.10/16 rtn, cCASH FOR FLORIDA LICENSE PLATES! $1000 for Madison Co enamel Tags dated 1911-17, $100 each for FL tags starting with #35 for years 1938, 39, 40, 43, 49, and 54. Jeff Francis firstname.lastname@example.org or 727 424 1576.www.oridalicenseplates.com10/23 -12/25, pd Coordinator for Paramedic/EMT Program Coord. of Institutional Research; Allied Health Clinical Coord; Registered Nurse. See www.nfcc.edu for details.11/20, 11/27, c 3 Bedrooms For Rent $585/month Housing Vouchers Accepted (850) 253-012611/6 11/20, c Hiring for All Positions Youth Services International is now accepting applications for its new facility in Jasper, FL. Applications can be picked up from Joann Bridges Academy in Greenville, FL. Resumes can be faxed to 850-948-4227 to Kimberly Glee or Tuwollar Mobley. For additional information please call 850-948-4220.11/8 11/27, cNorth Florida Child Development, Inc. Is seeking Center Manager for Madison and Greenville Head Start Centers Must have a FCCCP (Florida Child Care Credential), Or Associates degree in Early Childhood Education and or related eld. Submit resumes to NFCD, Human Resource Department, PO Box 38, Wewahitchka FL 32465, fax (850) 639-6167 Or email email@example.comClosing Date: November 22, 2013 DFWP/MF/7-6/EOE.11/13, 11/20, cMaintenance Person Needed Apartment experience helpful. Full time position with benets. Apply in person at the Arbours in Madison, 134 SW Arbour Circle in Madison or e-mail resume to firstname.lastname@example.org/13 11/27, c Estate/Garage Sale Fri & Sat, Nov. 22 and 23. Located at 787 NE Palmetto Street in Pinetta. Hunting gear, tools and antiques.11/20, pd Whirlpool 30 ceramic white cook-top $200 Three sets of aluminum pots and pans Calphalon and Cuisinart. Starting at $100 for each set. Call 850-929-6951.11/20, pdNew and Repo Homes 25 to pick from. Come to Lake City the dual makers at Freedom Homes. Mike (386) 623-4218.11/20 rtn, cNov and Dec special 4/2 28x80 home only $49,900 cash deal only. Call Magic Mike at Freedom Homes (386) 623-4218.11/20 rtn, cBeen turned down? Have 10k to 15k? Call me I can make a deal. Call Magic Mike (386) 623-4218.11/20 rtn, cLand home package with 10k down in Lake City Florida. We do the deals. Call Magic Mike (386) 623-4218.11/20 rtn, cIn house nancing with 10k down on used or repo houses. Call Magic Mike (386) 623-4218.11/20 rtn, cTriple wide $29,900 as is. Wholesale price, hardwood oors, ceramic tile. Call Tish (386) 755-5355.11/20 rtn, cReduced $10,000 Lot Model 4/2, new 2014. 2,016 square feet. Call Tish (386) 755-5355.11/20 rtn, cCASH special up to $5,000. Reduced price on new or used qualied models. Call Tish (386) 752-5355.11/20 rtn, cUltimate home 2,027 square feet 3/2 $69,900. Beautiful new home with replace. Call Tish (386) 752-5355.11/20 rtn, cLive Oak or Merit Homes. Low prices. Freedom Mobile Homes. Call Tish (386) 752-5355.11/20 rtn, c Drivers: Home EVERY Weekend, Dedicated Southern Lanes & OTR! All Miles PAID (Loaded & Empty)! Or Walk Away Lease: No Money Down, No Credit Check. 1-888-880-5916.11/20, pdAd Builder/Graphic Artist needed for the Madison County Carrier and the Madison EnterpriseRecorder. Must be a team player and able to handle multiple tasks. Experience with Adobe Photoshop a must, experience with Quark Express a plus. Apply in person only at Greene Publishing, located at 1695 South SR 53, in Madison.11/20 rtn, n/c AUCTION-OUR ANNUAL CHRISTMAS AUCTION SATURDAY November 30 at 5:30 p.m. Madison Auction House. 1693 SW Moseley Hall Rd (CR360) 850 973-1444 AGAIN THIS YEAR WE ARE PARTNERING WITH THE SALVATION ARMY AND SOME OF THE LOCAL VFD TO COLLECT TOYS FOR THOSE CHILDREN THAT WOULD NOT OTHERWISE RECEIVE ONE. BRING ONE OR BUY ONE AT THE AUCTION AND HELP THESE KIDS OUT! WE ARE ALSO HAVING OUR ANNUAL FREE DINNER BETWEEN 4:30 AND 5:30 P.M. FOR OUR AUCTION ATTENDEES. COME JOIN THE FUN, EAT AND DONATE A TOY TO HELP A CHILD OUT. 10% Buyers Premium. MC, Visa, Discover, Debit Cards, Checks and Cash Accepted. AU691 Ron Cox, AB2490.11/20, pd The Madison County LMS Planning Committee/Work Group will meet at 1 PM on Monday, November 25, 2013 at the Madison County Emergency Management Ofce. The County encourages any interested citizens and business owners to attend and provide input. The Committee guides the preparation of the Madison County LMS, which serves as a plan to reduce the communitys long-term risk for protecting people and property from the affects of natural disasters and to build a safer and stronger community. Please contact the Madison County Emergency Management Department at: (850) 973-3698 for more information.11/15, 11/20
Dear Savvy Senior, What can you tell me about creating a family health history? My doctor recently suggested that I make one as a way to predict potential health problems as I get older, but I could use some help. Getting Old Dear Getting, Its a smart idea! Even with all the hightech medical tests and procedures that are available today, an accurate family health history remains one of the most important tools in keeping yourself healthy as you age. Heres what you should know, along with some tips and tools to help get you started. Inheritable Diseases Just as you can inherit your fathers height or your mothers eye color, you can also inherit their genetic risk for diseases like cancer, diabetes, heart disease and more. If one generation of a family has high blood pressure, for example, it is not unusual for the next generation to have it too. Therefore, tracing the illnesses suffered by your relatives can help you and your doctor predict the disorders you may be at risk for, so you can take action to keep yourself healthy. Family Tracking To create a family health history, youll need to start by collecting some basic medical information on your rst-degree relatives including your parents, siblings and children. Then move on to your grandparents, aunts, uncles and rst cousins. You need to get the specic ages of when they developed health problems like heart disease, cancer, diabetes, arthritis, dementia, depression, etc. If family members are deceased, you need to know when and how they died. If possible, include lifestyle information as well, such as diet, exercise, smoking and alcohol use. Some relatives may not want to share their medical histories or they may not know their family history, but whatever information you discover will be helpful. To get information on diseased relatives, get a copy of their death certicate. This will list their cause of death and the age he or she died. To get a death certicate, contact the vital records ofce in the state where your relative died, or go to vitalchek.com. Helpful Resources To get help putting together your family health history, the U.S. Surgeon General offers a free web-based tool called My Family Health Portrait (see familyhistory.hhs.gov) that can help you collect, organize and understand your genetic risks and even share the information with your family members and doctors. Another great resource that provides similar assistance is the Genetic Alliances online tool called Does It Run In the Family. At familyhealthhistory.org you can create a customized guide on your family health history for free. Or, if you dont have Internet access, call 202966-5557 and ask them to send you a free hardcopy of these booklets in the mail. And, if youre adopted, the National Foster Care & Adoption Directory Search may be able to help you locate your birth parents to get their medical history. See childwelfare.gov/nfcad or call 800-394-3366. Managing Your Results If you discover some serious health problems that run in your family, dont despair. While you cant change your genes, you can change your habits to increase your chances of a healthy future. By eating a healthy diet, exercising and not smoking, you can offset and sometimes even neutralize your genetic vulnerabilities. This is especially true for heart disease, stroke, type-2 diabetes and osteoporosis. A family medical history can also alert you to get early and frequent screening tests, which can help detect other problems (high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and cancers like breast, ovarian, prostrate and colon cancer) in their early stages when theyre most treatable. November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month and hospices across the country are reaching out to raise awareness about important care issues for people coping with life-limiting illness. Covenant Hospice will use this annual healthcare observance to help people learn more about hospice and palliative care. Throughout the month of November, organizations across the nation are hosting activities that focus on celebrating this unique system of support and the benets provided by the loving care of hospice. Covenant Hospice is committed to bringing important information throughout North Florida and South Alabama. Every year, more than 1.65 million people living with a life-limiting illness receive care from hospice and palliative care providers in this country, said Dale O. Knee, president and CEO of Covenant Hospice. These highly-trained professionals dont only provide quality medical care. They work to make sure patients and families nd dignity, respect, and love during lifes most difcult journey. Hospice is more than traditional healthcare. Hospice and palliative care programs provide pain management, symptom control, psychosocial support, and spiritual care to patients and their families when a cure is not possible. Hospice and palliative care combines the highest level of quality medical care with the emotional and spiritual support that families need most when facing the end of life. Celebrating its 30thAnniversary, Covenant Hospice is a not-for-prot organization dedicated to providing comprehensive, compassionate services to patients and loved ones during times of life-limiting illnesses. For more information about Covenant Hospice or to make a hospice inquiry, contact the local branch ofce at 575-4998 or visit www.covenanthospice.org. In health care, there are no free rides. Its called the Affordable Care Act not the Free Care Act. Nursing home care may end up ranging between $50,000 and $75,000 per year. Many seniors don't understand that Medicare doesn't cover long-term nursing care costs, and long-term health insurance policies only go so far in providing benets, even Medicaid does not cover everything. Understanding the average cost of nursing home care and how those costs may uctuate, depending on need, will help consumers make informed decisions about their longterm care needs. With the Baby Boomer retirement bulge, a rapid increase in costs and the demand for more seniors requiring care, its expected to overburden Medicare due to increased enrollment in the program. The average cost of care in a nursing home is over $200 a day. Nursing home care costs rise about six percent every year. Skilled nursing care is presently costing between $400 and $600 per day. Please note, I said cost, because nursing home care is a business of pennies. The return on investment is not very high. In fact, the prot margin is only $0.04 $0.06 per dollar in a well-run nursing home where every penny is watched and 99+ percent of charges are collected. Private insurance and Medicare only pay for nursing home care for a limited period of time. And the Medicare Replacement Plans (United, Aetna, Freedom, Wellcare etc.) may have very high co-insurance rates to the tune of $50 per day for the rst 20 days. To qualify for Medicare the resident must have been hospitalized for at least three nights and entered the nursing home within 30 days of that hospitalization. The rst 20 days are covered 100 percent, following which the resident must pay a daily deductible. A 100-day maximum stay is related to any hospitalization or diagnosis episode, and progress must be noted in your chart. Insurance will end if progress toward independence no longer occurs. Medicaid is a state and federal program that does pay most of the cost for nursing home care. It is designed for people who have a medical need but do not have the income nor assets to meet the need. In Florida, a person can have no more than $2000 in assets (both husband and wife in nursing home, $3000) and the income must be below $2130 per month. If one spouse stays in the community there can be resources up to $115,920 and that spouse can have income from $1892 to $2,898 some of which can come for the spouses income who is in the nursing home. When someone is admitted to a nursing home and they apply for Medicaid, they are to turn over their income (within the guidelines described) to help defer the cost to the state and federal government. The nursing home is required to collect it. Bottom line: Know what your insurance does and does not pay for. Know if you qualify for other programs like Medicare or Medicaid. Know that healthcare providers are expecting to be paid for their work. Know that even though you are told its covered does not mean it will be paid for by anyone but you. There are no free rides. www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, November 20, 2013 12A Madison County CarrierHEALTH D i d Y o u K n o w . Frank NathanFormer Executive Director Lake Park of Madison Health & Wellness Tips Covenant Helps Community Learn About Special Care Hospice Provides Savvy Senior:How To Put Together Your Familys Health History
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Madison County Carrier Wednesday, November 20, 2013 3B Path of Faith Elmores Department Store was one of the three more enjoyable places for a young child to visit in my small, Southern, home town. There was the Super D Five-andDime which had the best popcorn and hotdog stand for a hundred miles; Western Auto with its mechanical horse on the front sidewalk that one could ride for a dime; and Elmores. Elmores had the finest selection of Matchbox cars and baseball cards available. And while Elmores was likely not much bigger than a closet in comparison to todays superstores, for a youngster with a couple of dollars in his pocket, it was a shopping nirvana. My dad took me there one Saturday afternoon and I apparently wandered away. While searching for those magical Matchboxes my three feet tall frame got lost in the clothing department, dwarfed as I was, by the towering racks of dress shirts and blue jeans. I called for my father, Daddy! Daddy! Nothing. On the verge of panic I changed tactics, and started calling my father by name: Roy! Roy! He showed up within seconds. A hundred mothers can hear a hundred children call Mommy and each one will know her own. A dad is seemingly a bit denser. There were a lot of dads in Elmores that day, but I needed the one with a unique name. I needed the father to whom I belonged. I needed the one who would scoop me up in his arms, and make things right again. I needed the one who was my father. In the immediate days to come, millions of Americans will gather around bountiful tables for another annual feast of gratitude. We will gorge on turkey (about 50 million of the birds) and cranberry sauce (80 million pounds or so of the little red berries). We will cram ourselves with stuffing and pumpkin pie. Afterwards, with the blessed luncheon weighing heavy on our tummies, many of us will collapse onto sofas barely fatter than ourselves. There we will watch football, nap from the near lethal doses of tryptophan, and fortify ourselves for a second, yea, third helping from the festive table. Somewhere during the day, maybe a prayer will be offered; a nice little invocation. To God or the gods. Generically. An obligatory ritual that is little more than a tip stuffed quickly into the pocket of the nameless, faceless, cosmic Concierge who helped set our Thanksgiving feast. But for many (and I hope for more of us rather than less), the prayer prayed over the November turkey will be offered in the spirit of Abraham Lincoln who first instituted this national holiday. The Great Emancipator declared, I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, to set apart a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father. This is no mere god to whom we pray. This is our God. This is the God to whom we belong; the One who will still scoop us up in His arms and make ...Story continued on 4B...B l e s s e d B e T h e N a m e
By Jacob Bembry Greene Publishing, Inc. Wednesday, Nov. 20, is the deadline for shoebox drop-offs for Operation Christmas Child at the Middle Florida Baptist Association office. Each year, people fill shoeboxes with toys and other gifts for children around the world. The shoeboxes are distributed through Samaritans Purse, an organization founded by Franklin Graham. The Association office is located at 349 SW Captain Brown Road (next to Lake Park of Madison Nursing Home). For more information, please call Jan Miller, administrative assistant at (850) 9738607. 4B Madison County Carrier Wednesday, November 20, 2013 Path of Faith Keeping The Faith Story cont. from 3B things right again; who will find us when we are lost. This is the beneficent Father who provides uniquely for His children. Those of the Jewish faith have a marvelous way of spontaneously giving thanks. They exclaim, Blessed be the Name! They are doing much the same as I did when I was lost in that department store. They are not calling on the awkward collection of sheer constants and vowels that spell Gods name. They are calling on their distinctive God. The Name represents all the extraordinary goodness they have come to know about the one to whom they belong. They know God as someone who is better to us than anyone else ever could be; someone who loves us with unconditional love; someone who welcomes us to the table without qualification or reservation; someone who provides us with what we really need; someone we can call on when we have lost our way. For that, and so very much more, we should bow our heads in sincere thanksgiving, and bless the Name. 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 www.ronniemcbrayer.me. 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)www.GulfCoastSupply.com 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 Final Deadline To Drop Off Shoeboxes For Operation Christmas Child
Madison County Carrier Wednesday, November 20, 2013 5B Path of Faith Marty Lookabill: A Picture Of A Miracle By Jacob Bembry Greene Publishing, Inc. If people are looking for a living picture of a miracle, they need look no farther than Marty Lookabill. Lookabill has had several things happen when his life was hanging in the balance and he gives the Lord credit for being here today. A few months ago, Marty was returning from Gainesville with his wife, Janice, after going to see the doctor down there. The closer we got to home, the dizzier I got, Marty said. My wife called my cousin, Troy Pickles, to come help me get out of the car. Thats the last thing I can remember before I fell dead. Pickles worked to revive Marty and he finally got him revived and then Martys heart stopped beating again. At that time, Pickles began to pray and call on the name of the Lord, saying that he didnt want to lose his cousin. Lookabill had gone into cardiac arrest. The reason it happened was that my potassium had gotten too high, he said. Life Flight flew Lookabill to Tallahassee. They were going to fly me to Gainesville, but they said that I wouldnt make it if they flew me that far, Marty said. Marty spent nine days combined in Tallahassee Memorial Hospital and Shands in Gainesville. At TMH, they worked on him for three hours and attached him to tubes and lines and shoved something down my nose, Marty said, to get the potassium down. During his hospital stay, Marty had a defibrillator and pacemaker installed. In 2011, he had spent 55 days in the hospital after he had bypass surgery. The doctors told me then that there was no way I was going to make it off the operating table, Marty said, but I believe God has something for me to do. Why else would he leave me here? During that hospital stay, they could only do one bypass on him, and he had a temporary pacemaker. His lungs collapsed and they had to drain fluid off the lungs two or three times. Out of the hospital, Marty is not shy about telling anyone about the miracles God has done for him. Marty enjoys hunting and spending time with his wife, Janice; their daughter, Monica, and her husband, Bryan Williams; and their grandchildren, Landon and Alayna. Marty said the week of Thanksgiving, he will go to Mocksville, N.C., and spend a week hunting with his father, Dill Lookabill. Marty is also looking forward to his 25thanniversary with his wife, Janice. Photo submittedMarty Lookabill is pictured with his daughter, Monica Williams.
Path of Faith 6B Madison County Carrier Wednesday, November 20, 2013 Mount Zion A.M.E. Seeks Help With Community Christmas Outreach Dinner By Jacob Bembry Greene Publishing, Inc. Mount Zion A.M.E. Church, located at 407 NE Mount Zion Church Avenue, will host the second annual Hanson, Pinetta and Cherry Lake Christmas Community Outreach Dinner on Saturday, Dec. 21, from 12:30-3:30 p.m. Everyone is asked to join them as they enjoy fellowship together, greet friends and loved ones while they share a Christmas meal. There is no charge. Bring friends! Mount Zion A.M.E. also asks that all community churches donate desserts. They also ask that all items be brought to the church no later than 8:45 a.m. the day of the dinner. The church will begin fixing dinners to deliver to community residents at 9:15 a.m. Walk-ins are welcome from 12:30-3:30 p.m. Anyone who is interested in helping with this community event is welcome to go serve with them. If anyone is in need of transportation to go and fellowship at the church or if they are sick or shut-in and need a meal delivered to them, they are asked to please call Brother Johnnie Woods at (850) 929-4141. Mount Zion asks that community residents who will be delivering meals to others to please have their list ready at the time they pick up the meals. If anyone has any further questions, please call Savilla Murphy at (850) 929-4386. Turner Phillips Honored As Churchs Veteran Of The Year By Jacob Bembry Greene Publishing, Inc. Turner Phillips was honored as the Veteran of the Year during the Sunday, Nov. 10, morning worship service at Midway Church of God. Since Monday, Nov. 11, was Veterans Day, the church honored its military personnel. Members who served in the Armed Forces who were present included: Turner Phillips, U.S. Army; Roy Phillips, U.S. Army Reserves; Bobby Bembry, U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army; and the churchs pastor, Retis Flowers, who served in the United States Marine Corps, U.S. Army Reserve and Florida National Guard. Turner Phillips served his country faithfully in the Army from 1961-1967. Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jacob Bembry, November 10, 2013Midway Church of God Pastor Retis Flowers, left, himself a Vietnam War veteran, presents Turner Phillips, right, with a certificate recognizing his service to the United States Army from 1961-1967.
Madison County Carrier Wednesday, November 20, 2013 7B Path of Faith Heirline And LifeSong Return To Yogi Bears Jellystone Park Heirline and LifeSong will be returning to Madison on Friday night, Nov. 22, for an exciting night of gospel music at Yogi Bears Jellystone Park. The concert will start at 7 p.m., and the doors will open at 6 p.m. LifeSong will also be performing during the evening. Ernie Dawson is the lead vocalist for the group. Ernie has written many of the songs the group sings. Many of the songs have been in the top ten and top twenty of the Singing News Magazine Chart. He is best known for writing such songs as My Mamas Prayer, Hes Alive, Home, Words, Lord Send Me A Refuge, Shes Not Crying Anymore, and a song he co-wrote with his son Eric, Jesus Has Conquered The Grave. They say that big talent comes out of small towns, and LifeSong is no exception to the rule. While they are all young, their roots run deep in southern gospel music. From the simple lyrics of the gospel, to a genuine love for the people and music, LifeSong continues to reach audiences of all ages and sizes. The group is comprised of Bryant Thigpen, baritone; Jessica Ratliff, alto; and Ethan Brooks, lead. For more information, please call (850) 464-0114, (850) 973-8269 or visit www.lifesonggospel.com.
Path of Faith 8B Madison County Carrier Wednesday, November 20, 2013 Salvation Army Of Tallahassee Opens New One-Stop-Shop To Aid Area Homeless, Needy After more than two years of planning, The Salvation Army in Tallahassee unveiled its new community center on Saturday, Nov. 9. The 37,000 square foot building is one of the largest Salvation Armies in Florida and one of the few onestop-shops. The facility will serve as a community center, social service office, church, childrens area, and educational and computer center and will also house the family store, formally at 2131 Jackson Bluff Rd. We will now have the ability to reach the entire family at once, with consecutive services and areas for all members. While a single mother attends a life skills class, she can feel secure that her children are in a program in a stable and nurturing environment. When a family is in need of clothing, they can receive a voucher from our social service office and take it next door to find clothes, rather than to an entirely different location. The new center is located at 2410 Allen Road, off Monroe Street, one block north of The Tallahassee Mall. Previously, the Salvation Army was housed in a rental building on West Tennessee Street. The current location will make it more convenient for Leon, Gadsden, and Wakulla county residents to access Salvation Army services. The building was formally a professional office building, occupied by The Florida Department of Revenue. The total renovation project cost $2.7 million and nearly a year to renovate. The Salvation Army in Tallahassee is committed to breaking the cycle of poverty that has crippled and destroyed generations of families in our communities. We will offer a hand up to all those willing to learn, grow and change to move toward a better life. We are educating, inspiring, and ministering to these generations as we empower people to build lives of purpose. For several years, The Salvation Army has lacked the facilities needed to run programs that are needed in this community. With the completion of this building project, we will have the capability to implement larger feeding programs, beginning with a Community Thanksgiving meal later this month. We also have planned to open a school for Performing Arts and after school programs, a culinary training program, and health and fitness programs. In addition, we can now offer a variety of life skills training classes, including a specialized sewing class to teach transferable skills for use in the job market. We want our new center to be a place of hope, where people can belong, become, and believe. In 2012, The Salvation Army served 4,059 people during its Angel Tree program, raised $157,000 during its Red Kettle Campaign, which will kickoff this year on Nov. 18, and assisted more than 2,050 people with their utility bills. The Salvation Army is community supported, and we cannot do this without your help. For more information on how you can help The Salvation Army in Tallahassee call (850) 222-0304. About The Salvation Army The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar spent is used to carry out those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, go to www.salvationarmyusa.org. Annual Community Thanksgiving Service Set For November 24 By Rose Klein Greene Publishing, Inc The Madison County Ministerial Association is hold ing their annual Community Thanksgiving Service on Nov. 24 at 6 p.m. First United Methodist will be hosting the service and invites everyone to join them in giving God thanks and praise for another Thanksiving. The church is located at 348 SW Rutledge Street. For more information, you can call the church at (850) 9736295. Harvest Day Celebration At Unity Baptist Church By Rose Klein Greene Publishing, Inc. Unity Baptist Church is holding their annual Harvest Day Celebration, Sunday, Nov. 24. Worship starts at 11 a.m., with Mike Miller as the guest speaker. Lunch will be served after the service and Unity pastor, Jeff Wallen, says there will be plenty of food and invites everyone to come and be part of the celebration. Unity Baptist Church is located at 6511 NE Colin Kelly Hwy. For more information, contact the church at (850) 9294919.
Madison County Carrier Wednesday, November 20,2013 9B Path of Faith The empty places of the field communicate a message. Christ the first fruits (1 Corinthians 15:23) also left three empty places in order to bring salvation to us. The throne. The first empty place reminds us that Christ sat upon a throne beside His Father from before time began. They had constant uninterrupted fellowship until the Father declared it was time for Christ to come to earth and take on the form of man. For nine months, He was carried in the womb of Mary. The throne upon which He had sat for millennia was now empty. Angels had worshiped Him ceaselessly. Now they observed an empty place beside the Father. Heaven had given up its greatest delight. When Mary and Joseph went to Bethlehem, it was time for the birth of Jesus. The night He was delivered, the angels came pouring out of heaven. They had come to celebrate... to worship Him! Shepherds saw the most amazing sight. Worship that had taken place in heaven around the throne was now visible to them...around a stable. They were invited to join in. They did, but the throne was still empty. For more than 34 years Christ voluntarily gave up His throne for us. Heaven sacrificed its awesome Son and stared at the empty placepart of the price that must be paid for us. The Cross. The second empty place in the barley field reminds us of another empty place in the life of Jesus. Some religious beliefs show the symbol of the cross with Jesus still on the cross. Most Protestant faiths display an empty cross. We know He has already been there and completed the work of Calvary. He returned to His throne. but He will never return to the cross. Jesus volunteered for the mission. He gave up everything for us. And He gave Himself. It was necessary that Jesus volunteer for the cross. They could not take Him otherwise. The arresting soldiers fell down when He told them whom He was. Had He spoken in His defense, the judges would have fallen too. That cross was waiting for us. We sinned. We were under sentence of death. Jesus took our place. His body was emptied of that perfect blood. Our debt was paid. But it cost Him everything to set us free. Dont ever forget that empty cross. It was part of the price of our salvation. The tomb. The third empty place in the barley field was another symbol of Christs great investment in us. Death was the penalty for sin. Our bodies would have lain in the grave until the Day of Judgment. Jesus took our place in the tomb. We cost Jesus His throne, His life and a visit to hell. God was willing to pay for us to be His children. Jesus was willing to be our substitute. He was Gods first-fruits gift to us. Some people have been unwilling to tithe because it leaves an empty place....it cost them something. It is supposed to cost us! The empty place is a reminder of what it cost Jesus to take our place in judgment. Thank God for the empty place! May it ever remind us of the price Jesus paid. First Fruits and tithes have always been to Jesus. The Old Testament believer celebrated what Christ would do someday at Calvary. His lordship was demonstrated in the Feast of FIRSTFRUITS and in the bringing of the tithes. We New Testament believers have the privilege of honoring Him with our substance, looking back to the completed work of Christ. It was a terrible thing for the enlightened of Old Testament times to dishonor the Lord. In refusing to sanctify all material possessions unto the Lord by tithing. How much greater is the rebellion now that Jesus work is completed and revealed? T h e P u l p i t By Richard Sauls, Senior Pastor, Lee Worship Center T h r e e E m p t y P l a c e s
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Path of Faith Madison County Carrier Wednesday, November 20, 2013 11B T h e G r e a t C o m m i s s i o n : A c t i o n The following is part of a series on the Great Commission. Dan Fisher, who has been involved in ministry since he was 15 years old, writes this series. 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. Following Jesus issue of the marching orders we call the Great Commission to Preach the Gospel and Make Disciples, Jesus ascended to Heaven and His followers awaited the promise of the Holy Spirit. Then, on the Day of Pentecost, the Holy Spirit came upon those followers and the Church was born. With the coming of the Holy Spirit, followers of Jesus Christ spoke in tongues, a thoroughly Jewish phenomenon, warning unbelieving Jews of impending judgment. Then Peter preached the Gospel, promising the Baptism of the Holy Spirit into the Body of Christ to everyone who trusted in Christ for cleansing and eternal life. Acts 2:38-39, Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39 For the promise is to you and to your children, and to all who are afar off, as many as the Lord our God will call. Many responded to Peters sermon.... Acts 2:41, Then those who gladly received his word were baptized; and that day about three thousand souls were added to them. Then the Church, following their marching orders (the Great Commission) went into ACTION!!!! Acts 2:42, And they continued steadfastly in the apostles doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers. (Some translations water down the truth here.) These true followers of Jesus Christ kept on, continued, in the Apostles DOCTRINE. They learned the Doctrine taught by Jesus to the Apostles. They kept on learning the deep truths of the Word of God, meaning they started growing up, maturing on the Meat of the Word, Doctrine. Today, preachers do people a great disservice when we teach only shallow, behavioral concepts from the Bible. We need to focus on the deep truths about who God is!!!!! Behavior will follow. Acts 2:43, Then fear came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were done through the apostles. The awe of Sovereign God fell upon believers and unbelievers alike. All recognized that Almighty God was at work in their midst. Miracles and signs were done through the Apostles, as God accomplished His purposes. Almost as miraculous as the many healings and exorcisms was the unselfish behavior of true followers of Jesus: Acts 2:44-45, Now all who believed were together, and had all things in common, 45 and sold their possessions and goods, and divided them among all, as anyone had need. Those who were saved by the grace of God began to be gracious to others in need. Those with possessions sold them and dispersed their bounty to those who had nothing. This is truly a demonstration of those filled with the Spirit of God. And, everywhere they went, including the Temple, they shared their faith. This is evangelism! They proclaimed the Gospel of Jesus Christ! And the Sovereign LORD of the Harvest gave increase! Jesus Saves!!!!! Acts 2:46-47, So continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart, 47 praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily those who were being saved. Today, this same Jesus is LORD of the Harvest. He gives birth to some of those to whom we are faithful in proclaiming the Gospel, according to His sovereign will. Praise His Name forever!!! Dear LORD Jesus, help me to be faithful to the marching orders You gave in the Great Commission, trusting You to do what only You can do, to give life to those who are dead. You are the Way, the Truth, and the Life! Help me to take advantage of the opportunities that you appoint for me by sharing the glorious Gospel. I love You LORD Jesus! Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age. Matthew 28:19
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