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Madison County carrier
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Began Aug. 5, 1964.
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Wed. January 8, 2014VOL. 50 NO. 21 www.greenepublishing.com 50 cents Index2 Sections, 20 Pages Local Weather Viewpoints 2A Obituaries 4A Around Madison3-9A Health 10A Classieds/Legals 11A Path of Faith Section B J a c o b b i M c D a n i e l S e m i n o l e s W i n N a t i o n a l T i t l e By Jacob BembryGreene Publishing, Inc. Acollege graduate in December and a national championship in January. What a way to end a college football career for Jacobbi McDaniel, the former Madison County High School Cowboy who likes to say that he turns up his beast mode for football games. McDaniel went from Tally to Cali and was among the Seminoles national championship team that took the crown in the last BCS title game which was played in Pasadena, Calif. on Monday, Jan. 6. The national title game was no exception for the beast mode of the entire Florida State University team, who had to battle back from a 21-3 decit. FSU took a 3-0 lead on a Pedro Aguayo eld goal on their rst drive of the game, but Auburn then posted 21 unanswered points, nding FSU in their biggest hole of the season since trailing Boston College 17-3 early. The Seminoles fought back and scored 17 unanswered points, making the game 21-20, following a three-yard touchdown run by Devonta Freeman with 1:28 left in the rst half, a eld goal by Aguayo with 6:05 left in the third quarter and an 11-yard touchdown catch on a pass from Jameis Winston to fullback Clifton Abram with 10:55 left in the game. Not to be outdone, Auburn fought back with a eld goal, making it 24-20. The kickoff from Auburn to FSUs Levonte Kermit Whiteld was returned 100 yards for a touchdown with 4:31 left in the game, giving the Seminoles a 28-24 lead. Auburn took the ball downeld and scored on a 37-yard touchdown run by their stellar running back Tre Mason, giving Auburn a 31-28 lead with only 1:19 seconds of clock time left. The 1:19 was too much time left for Auburn, as FSU marched down the eld and scored on a two-yard touchdown pass from Winston to Kelvin Benjamin. The 6, 295-pound McDaniel nished his nal season at FSU with 27 tackles, including one in the national championship game, and one interception against the Seminoles arch nemesis Florida Gators. Will the NFL be next for McDaniel? Photo SubmittedJacobbi McDaniel (#55) from Greenville celebrates with teammates following the Seminoles 34-31 national championship victory. Photo SubmittedJacobbi McDaniel stands with his arms outstretched towards the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., where FSU won the national championship game. Car BurglarizedAt ChurchBy Jacob BembryGreene Publishing, Inc. Acar burglary took place at Pineland Missionary Baptist Church on Thursday, Jan. 2. According to a Madison Police Department report, Cpl. Eric Gilbert was dispatched to the church at approximately 8:30 p.m. Upon Gilberts arrival, he made contact with the victim, who told him that her vehicle had been broken into. Gilbert asked the victim to tell what she was missing and she said that her purse and her sisters cell phone were missing. Gilbert had the victim ll out a detailed statement on what she was missing. In the meanwhile, he canvassed the area around the church. Gilbert walked between two abandoned houses and noticed a case lying on the ground and a purse hanging from a light. Collecting both items, Gilbert returned to the victims location. The victim checked the purse and told Gilbert that everything was there except for $160.00 and her sisters cell phone. Ofcer Andrew Brooks spoke to a man who said that he had seen a short black male going into the vehicle. Gilbert asked if the man could identify the suspect and he replied, No but did say he was approximately 5 tall and wearing a gray sweater with a hood. If you have any further information on this crime, please call the Madison Police Department at (850) 9735077.Second Annual Community Day Set Everyone is invited to Pine Grove Missionary Baptist Churchs second annual Community Day on Saturday, Jan. 11. This year, over 35 different churches have joined in helping Pine Grove plan the event. The festivities will begin at 9 a.m. and will be enjoyed throughout the entire day. It will be held at the home of Wally and Vonnie Davis, located at 5757 N.E. Rocky Ford Road in Madison. All activities and lunch, consisting of grilled chicken and ribs and all the sides, will be at no charge. There are events for all ages. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy gospel singing, horse rides with Ricky Lane Horse Ministries, train rides for the kids, horse and buggy rides, and shooting activities after lunch with skeet, archery, B.B. and .22 still targets. All ammo and guns will be provided. A shuttle will be provided from the parking area to the events. Free vegetables and canned goods will be available to be taken home at no charge, compliments of Farm Share in Quincy. Wally Davis and Norman Bush are the contact people to reach if you want more information or if you want to volunteer to help. Call Davis at (850) 673-6630 or Bush at (850) 948-8151. County Commission To Discuss Emergency Management Ordinance Pawnshop BurglarizedBy Jacob BembryGreene Publishing, Inc. Apawnshop was burglarized early Friday morning, Jan. 3. According to a Madison Police Department report, Ofcer Andrew Brooks and Cpl. Eric Gilbert were dispatched to Gunslingers Pawn Shop. Upon their arrival, an audible alarm was going off and the glass entry door on the north side of the building had been busted out. Brooks checked the immediate area and did not nd any suspects. The owner of the business arrived at the scene and did a walkthrough with the law ofcers. Items missing included, but were not limited to, videogames and cell phones. The owner said heBy Jacob BembryGreene Publishing, Inc. The Madison County Commission will discuss an emergency management ordinance with Tom Cisco, local Emergency Management Director, at its Wednesday, Jan. 8, meeting. Other items on the agenda include: Approval of an Interlocal agreement between Madison County and the Town of Greenville for construction of Greenville wastewater treatment plant improvements in conjunction with the Florida Small Cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program Approval of an excessive animal habitat permit for Aylas Acres No Kill Animal Rescue Review of the Division of Forestrys Annual Report Consideration of rms for Grant Administration and Professional Engineering Services for proposed CDBG Economic Development project. One item is on the consent agenda: Budget amendment request for nes and forfeitures/general fund to amend to include K9 handler compensation in Fund 070 conscated drug funds The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. at the Commissioners Meeting Room at the Courthouse Annex in Madison. See Burglarized On Page 3A Jades Encore New Downtown Shop Offers Variety S e e P a g e 7 A

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I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go; I will guide thee with mine eyes. Psalms 32:8 In the aftermath of all the polarization along racial, ethnic, and cultural lines that occurred in 2013 due to popular events such as the death of South African President Nelson Mandela and the on-going saga surrounding the life of George Zimmerman, it is good that there are some things that we can all agree upon. One of them is that success is a bit more than mere luck as it requires planning, patience, and practice. With that in mind, let me be one of the rst to admit that it is essential for young people to have good samples (role models) to follow. I was at a meeting a while ago and a public gure said that European Americans could not serve as role models for black youth; he asserted that only African Americans could do so. I could not disagree more with his tainted philosophy. I can easily attest to the fact that many people who do not necessarily look like me help to shape my destiny. There are many of them from different walks of life, but time and space permits me to mention only a few. For all practical purposes, let me call them the Elite Eight. Among them are: Thomas Edison: He was an American inventor and businessman. A prolic inventor, holding more than 1,093 U.S. Patents in his name, as well as many patents that were awarded to him in the United Kingdom, France, and Germany. Based on his prole at Wikipedia.com, his inventions established major new industries world-wide, notably electric light and power utilities, sound recordings and motion pictures. He went on to invent a stock ticker, a mechanical vote recorder, a battery for an electric car, electrical power, recorded music, and motion pictures. Let me put it this way, without the ingenuity of Mr. Edison, we could not enjoy the mystical talents of Tiki Sumpter in the latest Tyler Perry movies. Theodore Williams: as most of you already know, Ted was an American professional baseball player and manager who played his entire 19 year Major League Baseball (MLB) career as a left elder for the Boston Red Sox. After visiting his memorial at the Boston Red Sox spring training facility in Fort Myers, Florida this week, I learned that Ted was a two time American League (AL) Most Valuable Player (MVP), six time batting champion, 17 time all star, and two time triple crown winner. He was inducted into baseball's Hall of Fame in 1966 in his rst year of eligibility. And, 'The Thumper' had served as a U.S. Marines Fighter Pilot during the Korean War. Amazing! Beau Turner: Beau as you are aware, is one of the ve fortunate children of multi-talented billionaire Ted Turner. According to the Beau Turner Youth Conservation Center (BTYCC) website, he is involved in numerous charitable organizations related to environmental conservation and preservation around the world. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Turner Endangered Species Fund and is the Director of Natural Resources and Biodiversity for Turner Enterprises, Inc. the land-holding group for the Turner family. I am told that he oversees wildlife-related projects for the more than 2 million acre operation. I had the distinct pleasure of meeting Beau at Dr. T. K. Wetherall's (Ginger) home during a fund raising event. Beau's greatest passion is getting young people outdoors and excited about nature and the environment. He is also a good role model and mentor in that he is accessible. For instance, my youngest son Travis caught his rst bass sh during an outdoor excursion he and I shared with Beau and his young son Beau II. Trust me. Beau knows the outdoors. Leonardo da Vinci: Although he was born many years ago (1452) his legacy lives on. Leonardo was an Italian Renaissance polymath: he was a painter, sculptor, architect, musician, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist, and writer. Gee. Need I say anything further why this man's accomplishments impresses most all of us? One commentator on the web said it seems that the scope and depth of his interests were without precedent. Hillary (Bill) Clinton : Not to be mistaken for Hillary Swank the Golden Globe and Academy Award winner as she appeared on screen in 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer.' All jokes aside, her ofcial biographical webpages list her occupations as women's rights activist, U.S. First Lady, Government Ofcial. When Hillary was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2001, she became the only American First Lady to hold national ofce. She became the 67th U.S. Secretary of State in 2009, serving until 2013. Remarkable. Peyton Manning: Recently signed a ve year, $96 million deal with the Denver Broncos. According to NFL.com this guy is 6'5 tall, 230 pounds, has 16 years in the NFL and is only 37 years old. Other notable accomplishments include: most Pro Bowl selections for a Quarterback (12), NFL Most Valuable Player (2003, 2004, 2008, 2009), and 2012 NFL Comeback Player of the Year. In addition, he is the founder and President of his own charity, the Peyback Foundation. Its mission is to help disadvantaged kids. On September 2007 St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis renamed its children hospital to Peyton Manning Children's Hospital at St. Vincent. Let us follow Peyton's pattern. Phil Mickelson: Professional golfer. Based on his Professional Golfers Association (PGA) Golf-CBSSports.com prole, he has some really eye popping career accolades, including being the 2012 AT&T Pebble Ranch National Pro-Am, 2011 Shell Houston Open, and 2010 Masters Tournament champion. He has won more than $5 million dollars by playing in 146 European Tour events, and has earned an astonishing $73 million by competing in more than 463 PGA golf tournaments. Cathy Lanier: Chief of the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Police Department. Based on the Department's ofcial webpages, the cornerstone of her leadership lies in her commitment to reducing violent crimes through the strong relationships she has fostered with partners in the community as well as those within the criminal justice system. These valuable partnerships have lead to the city experiencing a 53 percent reduction in homicides from 2008 to 2012. Moreover, she was previously named Commander of the Special Operations Division, where for four years, she managed the Emergency Response Team, Aviation and Harbor Units, Horse Mounted and Canine Units, Special Events/Dignitary Protection Branch, and Civil Disturbance Units. Now, that is more than enough for us to tip our hats to this outstanding lady. A NBC News article by Jeff Rossen and Becky Bratu exclaims 'From Teen Mom to D.C.'s Top Cop: Chief Cathy Lanier Believes in Compassion. As the young folks used to say Oop, there it is! Given the dire circumstances that many of our minority youth (including Raheem and lil Kool Daddy) are living under, they could use all of the help they can get, regardless of the demographic backgrounds of potential role models. And I think you'd agree that the aforementioned Elite Eight are among the best. Respectfully, R e v G e n e H a l l You might have heard that Florida has passed (or soon will) New York in population to rank number three among the 50 states. This was predicted long ago, so the news isnt a surprise. Dont count on jumping the ranks again anytime soon; California is by far number one and Texas in second is growing robustly. So why has the Sunshine State grown much faster (eight times since my birth year, 1948, when our population was 2.5 million to todays nearly 20 million) than the nation as a whole, passing many New England and Midwestern states? There are a number of factors to account for the explosive growth, so lets talk about them. We are known as the Sunshine State and thats a big reason for growth, not only here but across the South and Southwest as well. This time of year, folks up north are shoveling snow, but not here. Here, shoveling is optional. Of course, it gets pretty hot and humid here in the summer, but air conditioning is now affordable for just about everyone, so the summer heat is bearable. For a couple of months each spring and fall, we shut down the HVAC and open doors and windows. Wonderful weather. Florida has far more useable coastline than any other state (Im discounting Alaska). The majority of our population lives within 10 miles of the coast. The downside of that is during hurricane season when our coasts are threatened, but our storm season has been so benign since 2005 that were in danger of becoming complacent. Thats a scary thought. Economic factors are a huge boon to our growth. Were considered a low-cost state so people can make their living in a cold weather state and move south for their golden years. Thats pr obably a major factor in development of The Villages in Central Florida. Golf courses in Florida never close, but in Michigan, theyre only open for half the year. Florida is one of seven states (and the only one east of the Mississippi) to have no income tax. Did I mention that property taxes are relatively low here? Employers like to create businesses in rightto-work states like Florida. That doesnt mean we are unionfree, but workers arent forced to join a union like they are in closedshop states, and, unquestionably, unions do not hold the political sway that they do in the northeast, Midwest and west coast states. Environmental factors help us in Florida. I mentioned before that air conditioning is now affordable for most people. That wasnt true when I was a youngster. My family didnt get air conditioning until I had graduated from high school in the mid-1960s. Old timers will tell tales of how great it was to go to the movies in an air conditioned theater and we used to look for the same feature in motels when traveling. For the better part of a century, Florida was a winter tourism state. Snowbirds would come here to spend about ve months in the winter, returning to their homes in better weather. Thats still the case, but not nearly as prevalent as in years past thanks to the availability of air conditioning in the hot weather months. Another environmental factor has been our ability to control mosquitoes. My late father used to say that Florida was such a wonderful place to live that all the bugs thought so too. Flying pests can be a problem, but none more so than the mosquito and dangerous too. Were not rid of mosquitoes, but they are not nearly as great a problem as in years past. There are a lot of people in high population centers around our state that complain about the growth, but we are not so aficted in Madison. Were still blessed with wide open spaces and rural settings. In fact, wed like to see more growth here, without losing the character of our community. Speaking of population, ours is pretty diversely spread. Major population centers are in Jacksonville, Tampa Bay, Orlando, and the Gold Coast, supplemented by lesser ones throughout the state. We live in a blessed area and others are discovering that as well. www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, January 8, 2014 2A Madison County CarrierVIEWPOINTS& OPINIONS National SecurityJoe Boyles Guest ColumnistIts interesting to me how traditions pass from one generation to the next. Sometimes there is sound reasoning behind traditions that are passed down, generation to generation, but sometimes traditions can be passed down accidentally and unbeknownst to the person whom the tradition originated from. My favorite example of this is a story told to me by my nutrition professor in college. A young woman, attentive to her mother in the kitchen when she was a child, would watch as her mother cut the end off of a roast before placing it in her baking pan. The mother was a good cook and when the daughter began cooking, she would do her best to follow in her mothers culinary footsteps and so when preparing a roast, would also cut off one end before placing it in the pan as well. One day the young woman had a friend over and was preparing a roast. Her friend asked why she was cutting the end from her roast before putting it in the oven. The only answer she had for her friend was, because my mother always did. After her visitor left, the woman called her mother to nd out exactly why it was necessary to cut the end from a roast before cooking. With a kind, but amused response, the mother gently told her daughter that the reason she cut the end from her roast, was because her pan was not large enough to hold the meat. This to me is a good example of how some traditions get started, but also a good example of why it might be benecial to question some of the lessons we may have been given, not just in the kitchen, but in our everyday lives as well. With the ringing in of 2014, I was faced with the choice of keeping tradition by cooking black-eyed peas, greens and cornbread. In the south, its been said that blackeyed peas will bring good luck and greens will bring money. My mother said when she lived in the north, they ate pork and sauerkraut instead and a fellow co-worker from Guatemala said their tradition was to have their house lled with as many people as possible and have as much food that was able to t on their table. That made me curious as to what other New Years traditions were out there. Heres a short list of some of the New Years food traditions around the world: Argentineans eat beans to help them keep their current job or to help them nd a better one in the New Year. Frances tradition is a meal of goose, oysters, foie gras and champagne. Germans eat jam or liquor lled donuts called Pfannkuchens or Berlingers. But, beware of getting the mustard-lled donut, it is said to cause bad luck. Mexicos tradition is to eat a grape with each midnight chime that represents a wish granted for each chime. Swedes celebrate with rice pudding that contains an almond and whoever nds the nut will have 12 months of good fortune. Japanese eat a bowl of buckwheat noodles called toshikoshi soba, just before midnight, and are known as year-crossing noodles. Of all the people I have asked, no one really seems to believe that these traditions will give them good luck or make them rich, but many people still participate every year and help to keep the New Years traditions alive. And so it goes with traditions. As adults, we pick and choose what we decide to keep from our childhood, and pass along to the next generation. As far as deciding whether or not to have the traditional southern New Years Day feast, it didnt require any deep soul-searching, therapy or a phone call to a family member. I rang in the New Year with tradition; after all, this just might be my year.Greeting The New Year With Tradition Rose Klein Columnist Searching For Ambrosia Letter To The EditorNumber 3 You Don't Have To Look Like Me

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The Madison County Sheriffs Ofce will be facilitating its next Concealed Carry Weapons class on Saturday, Jan. 11. The National Rie Association (N.R.A.) First Steps Pistol course is the foundation for the sheriffs ofce eight-hour concealed carry class. In addition, information is provided to ensure that each student is aware of what they can expect to take place before, during and after violent confrontations and how they, as individuals, can best prepare for these dynamics. We emphasize to our students how important it is to value life and to employ less lethal options when the circumstances permit, but we want our students to be condently prepared. The Florida standards for legally carrying a concealed rearm may not be sufcient to prepare for violent confrontations. Our goal is to fully prepare lawabiding citizens for the complex dynamics of violent confrontations while helping to preserve each of our Second Amendment rights. This class far exceeds the requirements to apply for the State of Florida Concealed Carry Weapons Permit for residents and non-residents. The Florida Concealed Carry Weapons permit is honored in 36 states. These classes are taught by N.R.A. multidiscipline law enforcement rearms instructors who have military, S.W.A.T. and violent confrontation experience. The cost for this course is $65. The cost goes down for additional people in a group. A large portion of these course fees will support youth adventure camps sponsored by the sheriffs ofce as well as other free courses for the community. If you would like to register for this class, or if you have any questions, please contact Captain Mark W. Joost at (850) 519-0947. www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, January 8, 2014 Madison County Carrier 3AWorld NewsBy Rose Klein Drunken Priest Runs Over ParishionerIn Lowicza, Poland, a 66-year-old priest may be facing 12 years in prison for allegedly running over one of his parishioners while driving drunk on his way home from one of his own church services. Katarzyna Pawlak was walking home after attending mass when she was hit by the priest. Pawlak is being treated for a concussion and being kept in the hospital for observation but is expected to make a full recovery. This situation deserves condemnation and never should have happened. Priests have to follow the same laws as everyone else. He should not drive a car after drinking, said a spokesman for the priests diocese.Brain Tissue Stolen; Sold On eBayIn Indianapolis, a 21-year-old Indiana man was arrested for stealing jars of human brain tissue, which was taken from deceased mental patients, and selling them on eBay. A man in San Diego purchased six jars of the brain tissue that cost him $600 plus $70 for shipping. The man contacted authorities after receiving the jars because they were labeled Indiana Medical History Museum. Police traced the jars back to the eBay seller and organized a sting with the purchaser. David Charles, the Indiana seller, allegedly stole another 60 jars of human tissue the day before the sting. He was arrested with theft, marijuana possession and paraphernalia possession. Police said the investigation continues and more charges are possible.Boa Constrictor Found In Cast-Off CouchIn Grand Rapids, Mich., a lady who rescued a couch from a curbside in their Heritage Hill neighborhood, two months later, discovered a boa constrictor living inside the couch. Holly Wright said her and her boyfriend inspected and cleaned the couch before moving it into their bedroom and had no idea the snake was there. The snake died shortly after emerging from the couch, before Wright could get it to the vet. It was quite cold in the room, there was no food for the snake and I think it came out of the couch because it was dying, Wright said. Funny, my room almost feels a little empty now. Its been really sad actually to realize all this time I was in proximity to that animal (that) was probably suffering. AROUNDMADISONCOUNTY Established 1964 A weekly newspaper [USPS 324 800] designed for the express reading pleasure of the people of its circulation area, be they past, present or future residents. Published weekly by Greene Publishing Inc. 1695 South SR 53, Madison, FL 32340. Periodicals postage PAID at the Post Ofce in Madison, FL 32340. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to MADISON COUNTY CARRIER, P.O. Drawer 772, Madison, FL 32341-0772. This newspaper reserves the right to reject any advertisement, news matter, or subscriptions that, in the opinion of the management, will not be for the best interest of the county and/or the owners of this newspaper, and to investigate any advertisement submitted.All photos given to Greene Publishing Inc. for publication in this newspaper must be picked up no later than 6 months from the date they are dropped off. Greene Publishing, Inc. will not be responsible for photos beyond said deadline. P.O. Drawer 772 Madison, FL 32341 (850) 973-4141 Fax: (850) 973-4121 2013E-mail Information:News news@greenepublishing.comAdvertisement ads@greenepublishing.comClassifieds / Legals classifieds@greenepublishing.comWeb Site: www.greenepublishing.com PublisherEmerald GreeneSenior Staff WriterJacob BembryStaff WritersLynette Norris, Rose KleinGraphic DesignersTori SelfAdvertising Sales RepresentativesJeanette Dunn, Shanna SwopeBookkeeping Brooke KinsleyClassified and Legal AdsCheltsie KinsleyDeadline for classieds is Monday at 3 p.m.Deadline for legal advertisements is Monday at 5 p.m. There will be a $7 charge for affidavits.Circulation DepartmentSheree MillerSubscription Rates:In-County $35 Out-of-County $45 E-Edition $25 ($5 add on to existing subscription) (State & local taxes included) Question Of The WeekDid you make any New Years Resolutions? Doug Williams: I saw a statement on my cousins Facebook page that you should resolve to wake up everyday and do the best you can. Thats how I try to live everyday. Daryl Williams: I want to show more love and compassion and to trust God more. Christina Brooks (Activities Director) and Parker (Resident Therapy Dog): Christina I dont really make resolutions, but I would like to have more fun this year. Parker Get more snacks and catch more lizards. Sylvia Brown: I want to try to stop smoking. Rossie McDonald and Pat Adams (Lake Park Lovebirds): Pat says he was depressed all the time before meeting Rossie, now he resolves to be together all the time and to be happy. Rossie agreed that was her resolution as well. would submit a list of the missing items to the police. Other areas of the store had been damaged. The crime scene was processed and photographs were taken. If anyone has any information on this burglary, they are asked to contact the Madison Police Department at (850) 973-5077. Burglarized Cont. From Page 1A Concealed Weapons Carry Class Set For SaturdayFood Distributed At First United Methodist ChurchBy Jacob Bembry Greene Publishing, Inc. Chad McCormick organized a food and blanket distribution, which took place at the First United Methodist Church in Madison on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013. McCormick does the food distribution once a month. He goes to the Farm Share distribution center in Quincy to get the food, which is distributed free to the community. McCormick is attempting to get a Farm Share distribution center in Madison. His wife, Krystal, his father, Allen, and Margaret Throgmorton joined Chad McCormick in distributing the food.Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Rose Klein, December 19, 2013Distributing food at the First United Methodist Church of Madison on Dec. 19 were from left to right: Margaret Throgmorton, Chad McCormick, Krystal McCormick and Allen McCormick.

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January 10Genesis Missionary Baptist Church will hold their second annual Choirs on Parade program on Friday, Jan. 10, at 6 p.m. at the church located on the Valdosta Highway. Everyone is welcome to attend. January 10-11The New Home Baptist Church of Madison will host a weekend revival this coming Friday and Saturday Night, Jan. 10-11. The services will begin at 7 p.m. both nights. There will be a chicken and rice dinner served following the Saturday evening service. The Sammy Glass Family will be leading the worship service and Brother Sammy Glass will be the guest speaker. This is an event you will not want to miss. There will be glorious singing and powerful anointed preaching. The pastor and congregation invite everyone to attend. New Home Baptist Church is located at 1100 SW Moseley Hall Road/Highway 360. For more information, please call the church at (850) 973-4965. January 11Community Day at Wally Davis home, located at 5757 NE Rocky Ford Road, north of Madison. The festivities will begin at 9 a.m. and will be enjoyed throughout the entire day. All activities and lunch, consisting of grilled chicken and ribs and all the sides, will be at no charge. There are events for all ages. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy gospel singing, horse rides with Ricky Lane Horse Ministries, train rides for the kids, horse and buggy rides, and shooting activities after lunch with skeet, archery, B.B. and .22 still targets. All ammo and guns will be provided. A shuttle will be provided from the parking area to the events. Free vegetables and canned goods will be available to be taken home at no charge, compliments of Farm Share in Quincy.January 11Wilburn and Wilburn and LifeSong will be live in concert on Saturday, Jan. 11, at Yogi Bears Jellystone Park in Madison at 7 p.m. Jonathan Wilburn is the former lead vocalist for Gold City and is known for his distinguished voice on Midnight Cry. Doors open at 6 p.m. For more information, visit www.lifesonggospel.co m or call (850) 464-0114.January 11The Lee First Baptist Church will hold their "Treads of Love" free clothes closet at the White House beside the Church from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Men's, women's and children's clothes available.January 12Genesis Missionary Baptist Church, located on the Valdosta Highway, will celebrate its fth church anniversary on Sunday, Jan. 12, at 3 p.m. Special guest speaker for the day will be Rev. Leavon Robinson from Live Oak. Dinner will be served. Everyone is invited. January 14Greenville Lodge #28 F&AM will be holding their installation of ofcers for 2014 at the Greenville Lodge on Hwy 221 in Greenville. The meeting will be open to all family and friends. Supper will begin at 6:30 p.m. and Installation will be held at 7:30 p.m. RW Roy Hibbs will be installed as Worshipful Master, RW Calvin Cone will be installed as Senior Warden, Brother Cris Degracia will be installed as Junior Warden, W James Sherrod will be installed as Treasurer, and RW John Wiley Sirmon will be installed as Secretary. www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, January 8, 2014 4A Madison County CarrierAROUNDMADISONCOUNTY ObituaryCommunity Calendar BAILEY MONUMENT CO 740252 Margaret Louise Robinson, born Sept. 17, 1947 in Live Oak, died in Lake City Shands Lake Shore Hospital on Jan. 6, 2014. She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Joe Earl Robinson and her four sons, Joe Earl Robinson, II and his wife, Paisley Lynn Robinson, Ray J. Robinson and his wife, Maria Lana Robinson, Shaun Weldon Robinson and his wife, Erika Robinson, and Jason Matthew Robinson and his wife, Audrey Lovelle Robinson. Her loving sister, Martha Ann Ratliff, and 22 grandchildren also survive her. She has left us to be with her Dad and Mom, Ray and Myrtle Ammons, and her older sister, Mary Neely. There will be a viewing Friday, Jan.10, 2014, from 10-11 a.m. and funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Live Oak with interment at Live Oak Cemetery. Please sign the guest book at danielsfunealhome.com. Daniels Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc. of Live Oak and Branford is in charge of all arrangements.M a r g a r e t L o u i s e R o b i n s o n G e o r g e R o b e r t B o b J e n k i n s George Robert Bob Jenkins, age 85, died Saturday, January 4, 2014, in Tallahassee. Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Cherry Lake Methodist Church with burial at Cherry Lake Methodist Cemetery. Visitation was one hour prior to the service at the church. He was born in Sylvania, Ga., and lived most of his life in Madison. He was a sales manager for Gordon Ford Tractor before retiring and was a member of Cherry Lake United Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, Carmalita Jenkins of Cherry Lake, and one son, Bobby Jenkins (Louise) and one daughter, Janice Jae Jenkins; a daughter-in-law, Gloria Cashwell; three grandchildren: George Jenkins (Nondis), Rick Jenkins (Bridgett), and Carla Lyles (Joe); eight great-grandchildren: Jantz Jenkins, Pazlei Jenkins, Gracie Jenkins, Micah Jenkins, Joel Jenkins, Maddie Lyles, Will Lyles, and Josie Lyles; and a brother, M.L. Jenkins. Beggs Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, (850) 973-2258. You may send your condolences to the family by visiting our website at www. beggsfuneralhome.com T h a n k Y o u The family of Eunice Davis wishes to thank their many friends and family for all acts of kindness shown to them during their bereavement. They would also like to thank the Pineland Missionary Baptist Church Family, as well as Reverend Dr. Charlie Bareld. A special thanks to the St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church family and Reverend Julius and Queen Davis. Words cannot express our gratitude and thanks. May God bless and keep each of you, is our prayer. T h e F a m i l y o f E u n i c e D a v i s

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Abank account has been set up at Madison County Community Bank to aid Jacob Bembry with payments to have his vehicle repaired. Bembry had gone to the doctor in Tallahassee on Dec. 13 when the transmission in his 2008 Ford Escape burnt up on the return trip home. Cost to repair the vehicle totaled over $3,000. The cost is exorbitant to Bembry at this time, who helps take care of his elderly father, his disabled brother and his mentally challenged sister in addition to having health issues of his own. Walts Live Oak Ford was gracious enough to x the car and allow Bembry to pick it up on Jan. 3, but the payments still must be made. Any contribution of any size is appreciated and may be put in the benet account at Madison County Community Bank and will be used for the repairs. SubmittedIts hard to believe but the Nestl Waters Bottling Plant has been a part of the Madison County community for 10 years. To commemorate the 10thanniversary of its Madison County Bottling Plant, the company is hosting a family-friendly event for members of the local community. The free event will be held at the bottling plant, located at 690 NE Hawthorn Avenue in Lee, on Friday, Jan. 10, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. A formal program will begin at 12:30 p.m. The day will feature state and local dignitaries, delicious cookout food, guided tours of the bottling plant (beginning at 1 p.m.), tours of the WaterVentures Mobile Learning Lab and a traveling science center that teaches about the importance of protecting Floridas water resources. For those interested in participating in a plant tour, the company provides the following advice for safety reasons: Please wear fulllength pants, such as jeans, with either a short or long sleeved shirt. Footwear must be closed toe/heel. Flipops, sandals and heels are not considered safe footwear in a manufacturing environment. Throughout its 10year history in the area, Nestl Waters have enjoyed a warm relationship with the Madison community. The company appreciates the support and is using this occasion to show their thanks. www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, January 8, 2014 Madison County Carrier 5AAROUNDMADISONCOUNTY By Rose Klein Greene Publishing, Inc.The December Kiwanis meeting served as host for Family Endeavors Mentor, Lena Lewis. Family Endeavors is a non-prot agency that provides programs and community-based services that help support children, families, Veterans and individuals with disabilities. At the meeting, Lewis focused on Family Endeavors supportive services for Veteran Families, helping Veterans who are homeless to nd housing. The agency received a $2 million dollar grant from the VA (Veterans Administration) on Nov. 1, and will use those funds to help Veterans who are without a home, or for those who are ghting to keep their homes. Lewis said the agency, in less than two months, has so far been able to assist over 50 Veterans in obtaining or keeping homes, with three of the Veterans being from Madison County. Housing is not the only help available to Veterans in this program. After the Veteran or family member living with a veteran, contacts the agency, they will be given a case manager that will not only develop a housing stability plan, but will assist the Veteran in obtaining VA (and other) benets, give them referrals to community agencies and can also offer limited nancial assistance that is based on the Veterans need. Financial help could include rent, utilities, child care, auto repair, deposits, moving and storage costs, emergency supplies, bus fare, limited legal assistance and budget and housing counseling. Madison County is not the only county eligible for Veteran supportive services. The agency covers all counties in the Big Bend area and works with Veteran families in Gadsden, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Wakulla, Franklin and Taylor Counties. There are eligibility guidelines to receive the services, such as the Veteran should have received an honorable discharge and the Veteran family must have a very low income. Lewis implored everyone at the meeting to share the information she gave out so that all Veterans who were in a crisis situation could receive assistance. When speaking with Lewis she said, We have a great team of professionals that are not only committed to helping our veterans, but we are honored to be able to help them. If more information is needed on Family Endeavors supportive services for Veteran families, you can go to their website at www.familyendeavors.org or if you are in need of this service you can call Lena Lewis at (850) 225-1576.Supportive Services For Veterans Comes To Madison CountyGreene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Rose Klein, December 19, 2013Lena Lewis from Family Endeavors spoke to Kiwanis members on supportive services for Veterans and their families. After speaking, Kiwanis president, Diane Head presents Lewis with a certicate while Jerome Wyche looks on.Nestl Waters Celebrates 10th Anniversary; Family-Friendly Event For Madison County Planned For This Friday 10th Gerald Anderson Retires From KiwanisBy Rose KleinGreene Publishing, Inc.The Kiwanis club ended 2013 last month with long-time Kiwanis member Gerald Anderson wrapping up his 35 years of service, to the Kiwanis, with his retirement from the organization. In his years of service, Gerald Anderson has attended seven national conventions, been president of the Kiwanis twice and been Lieutenant Governor of the Kiwanis division that Madison County belongs. No stranger to retirement, Anderson said he has also retired from the school system as former principal at Madisons old primary school. Anderson also was on the faculty of Madison Middle School and Pinetta Junior High School. Anderson said he would miss the people in the Kiwanis. He said meeting and getting to know a lot of different people through the club, not just on the community level, but also on a state and national level, has been what is most memorable for him. Anderson has two children; one who lives in Florida and the other who lives out of state and retiring from the Kiwanis would allow him to spend more time with them.Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Rose Klein, December 19, 2013Gerald Anderson receives a well-earned certicate upon his retirement from the Kiwanis by club president, Diane Head. The New Home Baptist Church of Madison will host a weekend revival this coming Friday and Saturday Night, January 10-11. The services will begin at 7 p.m. both nights. There will be a chicken and rice dinner served following the Saturday evening service. The Sammy Glass Family will be leading the worship service and Brother Sammy Glass will be the guest speaker. This is an event you will not want to miss. There will be glorious singing and powerful anointed preaching. The pastor and congregation invite everyone to attend. New Home Baptist Church is located at 1100 SW Moseley Hall Road/Highway 360. For more information, please call the church at (850) 973-4965.Celebrate The Cross Weekend Revival With The Sammy Glass FamilyBank Account Opened To Help Family With Auto Repairs P e t O f T h e W e e k Mitzi is a sweet terrier mix that is looking for a home of her own. She is a 10 pound snuggle bunny who loves to be in your lap and give kisses. She is two years old and would make a great addition to a home looking for a small inside companion. Mitzi is current on all shots and preventatives and is ready to take a ride to your house. If you would like to see Mitzi, you can check her out at the Suwannee Valley Humane Society, located at 1156 SE Bisbee Loop in Madison. You can also call toll free at (866) 236-7812 with any questions.

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The Lee First Baptist Church will hold their "Threads of Love" free clothes closet at the White House beside the Church on Saturday January 11 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Men's, women's and children's clothes available.By Rose KleinGreene Publishing, Inc.The CCA Thrift Store in Lee is a ministry, started in October of this year, to help raise funds for the Corinth Christian Academy School. The store also helps fund community organizations such as Relay For Life and offers nancial assistance to individuals as well. Pastor Gary Abbott and wife Cindy of Corinth Baptist Church established the ministry, and with the help of volunteers, operates the store Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m.6 p.m. Volunteers from the church and school help to stock shelves, price items donated to the store and wait on customers. Cindy said there was no way she could operate the store without the help from their church family, school staff and people in the Lee community. When speaking of Lee, she said it was the perfect place for this ministry because the area had a need for the type of services they provide. Items donated to the thrift store are resold to the community at a low cost, offering the people who live there an inexpensive place to shop and in turn, proceeds from items sold will help fund the ministrys benevolence giving within the community. Cindy said they have also helped high school students earn community service hours while they work toward a scholarship. The Academy School receives money that goes toward a building fund that will one day give students a new school and fund future mission trips for them as well. Items you can nd inside the store to purchase are clothing, household items, shoes, coats, dishes, kitchen equipment, womens accessories, furniture, televisions and toys. Cindy says you have to check back often because things come and go quickly and she never knows what they are going to have. Next year they are hoping to expand their hours and include a drop-off bin outside the store. For now, you can shop every Friday and Saturday, except for the last weekend of every month, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. They offer local pick up and delivery on large items. If you have donations, you can drop them off at the store. The store is located at the intersection of Highways 255 and 90 in Lee by the caution light. 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Photo by Lynette Norris, December 6, 2013Volunteers take time out from their store duties to pose for a picture. Standing left to right are Karen Prine, B.J. Creech and Ciera Burnett. Sitting on the counter is Gary and Cindy Abbotts grandson, Noah. Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Lynette Norris, December 6, 2013The CCA thrift store in Lee is located in the old Archies Restaurant building at the intersection of Highways 255 and 90.Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Lynette Norris, December 6, 2013Brady Thomas, a ve-year-old visitor to the store, stands beside one of the store shelves he volunteered to rearrange.Greenville Masonic Lodge To Hold InstallationGreenville Lodge #28 F&AM will be holding their installation of ofcers for 2014 on Tuesday January 14, at the Greenville Lodge on Hwy 221 in Greenville. The meeting will be open to all family and friends. Supper will begin at 6:30 p.m. and Installation will be held at 7:30 p.m. RW Roy Hibbs will be installed as Worshipful Master, RW Calvin Cone will be installed as Senior Warden, Brother Cris Degracia will be installed as Junior Warden, W James Sherrod will be installed as Treasurer, and RW John Wiley Sirmon will be installed as Secretary."Threads Of Love" To Be Held This Saturday D i d Y o u K n o w the average person falls asleep in 7 minutes

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By Rose KleinGreene Publishing, Inc.Madison is fortunate to have so many stores that showcase and sell older and gently used items. Just browsing through the stores gives you a sense of history and can bring about exclamations such as I remember having that when I was a kid! If youre one of those shoppers who love to explore these types of shops, Madison now has another one for you to browse. Jades Encore is a new shop, located at 131 SE Shelby Avenue that carries not only older, used items, but brand new overstock merchandise as well. The overstock merchandise offers plenty of clothes and shoes to choose from while the thrift section of the store is arranged with dishes, furniture, books, pictures, household decoration and knick-knacks galore. Jades Encore is a family business that is run by 13-year-old Jade and her brother Joshua, 14. Jade and Joshua will not only be learning how to run a business for prot, but will also be learning how to give back by donating a portion of their proceeds to the Island Love Foundation, a non-prot organization that provides nancial relief to the Philippines. The store is open Monday through Friday, 3-6 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, January 8, 2014 Madison County Carrier 7AAROUNDMADISONCOUNTY Jades Encore New Downtown Shop Offers Variety Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Rose Klein, January 6, 2014Jade Greene stands beside some of the merchandise offered at Jades Encore in downtown Madison.Check Out What The Lee Public Library Has To OfferBy Jacob BembryGreene Publishing, Inc. The Lee Public Library has some exciting programs for the youth in the community. Each Monday, Mary Dye does a program for the second, third and fth graders who go to the library to participate. The library also has a youth person named Cindy Pedicini, who is at the library in Lee each Monday. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, Pedicini is in Madison and she can be found on Wednesdays in Greenville. Dye said that the Lee Public Library is also starting a Good Deed Tree. Each time, a child does a good deed it will be written down on a leaf, along with the childs name and placed on the tree. We are going to watch the tree grow with good deeds, Dye said. Other employees at the library, which offers a vast array of books, magazines and DVDs, as well as offering computers with Internet access, are Josie Greathouse and Kathy Custer. The library is open from 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. each Monday and Wednesday and from 10-5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Go by and check out what the Lee Public Library has to offer. Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jacob Bembry, January 6, 2014The Lee Public Library staff stands in front of the Good Deed Tree. As a child does a good deed, their good deed and name will be placed on a leaf and attached to a tree so everyone can watch the tree grow with good deeds. From left to right are Kathy Custer, Josie Greathouse, Cindy Pedicini and Mary Dye.

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www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, January 8, 2014 Madison County Carrier 9AAROUNDMADISONCOUNTY btnbtfrrtrrtrtrtnbtnfrbnbfn b tnfrrrrrnn Family Health Center Family Health Center &New hours: 9 a.m. 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Closed on Tuesdays. Walk-ins accepted wens Propane, Inc Service With A Smile Serving North FloridaMADISON, JEFFERSON, SUWANNEE& HAMILTONCOUNTIES SIMPLY EVERYDAY FAIR PRICING W e A r e H e r e T o E a r n Y o u r B u s i n e s s & K e e p Y o u r B u s i n e s s FREE TANK SETS HEATER SERVICE NEW HEATERS TANKLESS WATER HEATERS GAS LOGS PRICE COMPARISONS Madison Office137 SW Shelby Avenue Madison, Florida 32340(850) 253-3761 $3.19 PER GALLON NO DELIVERY FEES NO SEASONAL PRICES NO GIMMICKS (Ask For Becky) Madison County Man Wins SweepstakesBy Rose KleinGreene Publishing, Inc.Michael Cuppett of Madison County had an early Christmas present for 2013. Cuppett entered and won a second place prize in the Harveys Jingle Bell Giveaway Sweepstakes. The grocery store entered shoppers names for every $35 purchased at the store when they used their rewards keycard upon check out. Cuppett said he was a regular shopper at the store on East Base Street and could never get out of the store for less than $35 anyway. His wife, Sharon, said she knew nothing about him entering the sweepstakes and that it was a nice surprise. The drawing was held on December 20 and after Cuppetts name was drawn and he was awarded the $250 prize. He and wife Sharon used part of their winnings to pay for their Christmas food shopping while there. Sharon said, This was a blessing because he has not received his workers comp pay for the last three weeks. Michael CuppettMarvin Merv Mattair, an author, as well as a motivational speaker from Madison, has published My Royal Swag, Season 1 Viewing Life in HD and it is due out in February. Dont sleep on this masterpiece, because it is guaranteed to provoke your mind and keep you wanting more. Merv decided to utilize his talent to write in freestyle fashion to consistently give the reader something different. ABCs, 123s, and college degrees are great, but even better is an individual with a touch of imagination, creativity, visions, boldness, determination, and faith. This book is not meant to t in one particular category because its too powerful to be boxed in. Merv received his Royal Swag when he realized that being like someone else or following an already existing pattern would limit his success. He now views life in High Denition, no longer in fuzzy black and white. What you could not see or understand prior to reading this book, Merv has it for you in High Denition; so get ready to walk in YOUR Royal Swag. The graveyard is full of people who waited patiently for their season to prosper, without realizing that they were the season changers and it was all in their thinking and actions. This is season one for you to be motivated, condent, encouraged, empowered, unique, bold, walking in your gifts, and viewing this life of yours in HD while strutting your own Royal Swag. Merv is giving you 31 channels to ip through and each one is unique and edgy. Just a few samples are: Yesterdays Success is Todays Competition Self motivation is the best motivation I Said I Do to Another Man Dont judge me You Prayed While I Played A message from the once lost brothas One Church Can Make One Man Despise All Churches "The truth shall cometh out We Are Saved Not Soft, So Dont Get It Twisted Getting our 3 Hebrew boys on Baby Girl Youre A Dime "But he cheated with a nickel I Dont Like Your Race of People But can you please save me out of this burning car Christ Paid the Cashier of Life And we say Keep the CHANGE My Dreads Locked Doors I cut the locks & the doors came open And many, many more! For more information, contact Merv Mattair, (850) 673-1003. By Rose KleinGreene Publishing, Inc.The 55 Plus Club would like everyone to know, that even with the colder temperatures, they will be meeting Jan. 8, at noon, at the United Methodist Cooperative Ministries Center on the corner of NE Dill St. and Colin Kelly Highway. The club will make it easier to brave the cold by offering lunch that will consist of soup, chili, sandwiches, dessert, tea and coffee. Helpful information will also be a draw, as a representative from the Property Appraisers Ofce will present appraisal issues and exemptions applicable to seniors. The 55 Plus Club is free and open to all seniors5 5 P l u s C l u b T o H o l d F i r s t M e e t i n g O f T h e Y e a r Merv Mattair Publishes Third BookMerv Mattair

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Dear Savvy Senior, When I had a mild heart attack about six months ago my doctor told me I needed to be extra careful during the winter when recurring heart attacks are more common. Is this true? How can the seasons affect your heart? Leery SeniorDear Leery,Everyone knows winter is cold and flu season, but most people dont know that its also the prime season for heart attacks too, especially if you already have heart disease or have suffered a previous heart attack. Heres what you should know, along with some tips to help you protect yourself. Heart Attack Season In the U.S., the risk of having a heart attack during the winter months is twice as high as it is during the summertime. Why? There are a number of factors, and theyre not all linked to cold weather. Even people who live in warm climates have an increased risk. Here are the areas you need to pay extra attention to this winter. Cold temperatures: When a person gets cold, the body responds by constricting the blood vessels to help the body maintain heat. This causes blood pressure to go up and makes the heart work harder. Cold temperatures can also increase levels of certain proteins that can thicken the blood and increase the risk for blood clots. So stay warm this winter, and when you do have to go outside, make sure you bundle up in layers with gloves and a hat, and place a scarf over your mouth and nose to warm up the air before you breathe it in. Snow shoveling: Studies have shown that heart attack rates jump dramatically in the first few days after a major snowstorm, usually a result of snow shoveling. Shoveling snow is a very strenuous activity that raises blood pressure and stresses the heart. Combine those factors with the cold temperatures and the risks for heart attack surges. If your sidewalk or driveway needs shoveling this winter, hire a kid from the neighborhood to do it for you, or use a snow blower. Or, if you must shovel, push rather than lift the snow as much as possible, stay warm, and take frequent breaks. New Years resolutions: Every Jan. 1, millions of people join gyms or start exercise programs as part of their New Years resolution to get in shape, and many overexert themselves too soon. If youre starting a new exercise program this winter, take the time to talk to your doctor about what types and how much exercise may be appropriate for you. Winter weight gain : People tend to eat and drink more, and gain more weight during the holiday season and winter months, all of which are hard on the heart and risky for someone with heart disease. So keep a watchful eye on your diet this winter and avoid binging on fatty foods and alcohol. Shorter days: Less daylight in the winter months can cause many people to develop seasonal affective disorder or SAD, a wintertime depression that can stress the heart. Studies have also looked at heart attack patients and found they usually have lower levels of vitamin D (which comes from sunlight) than people with healthy hearts. To boost your vitamin D this winter, consider taking a supplement that contains between 1,000 and 2,000 international units (IU) per day. And to find treatments for SAD, visit the Center for Environmental Therapeutics website at cet.org. Flu season: Studies show that people who get flu shots have a lower heart attack risk. Its known that the inflammatory reaction set off by a flu infection can increase blood clotting which can lead to heart attacks in vulnerable people. So, if you havent already done so, get a flu shot for protection. Seeflushot.healthmap.orgto find a nearby vaccination site. www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, January 8, 2014 10A Madison County CarrierHEALTH Providers from the TMH Family Medicine Residency program see patients in your health department on a regular basis. Our experienced physicians and nurse-midwives provide personalized healthcare to women before, during and after pregnancy. We proudly deliver babies at the TMH Womens Pavilion, the only hospital in the region with a Newborn ICU. To learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment, call us at (850) 973-5000. Florida Department of Health Madison County 218 S.W. Third Avenue Madison, FL 32340 January 16, 2014 5pm 7pmPearlman Cancer Center*Registration required. *To register, visit www.sgmc.org/events or call 229.333.1074Women who have had a Pap Smear within the past three years are not eligible.FREE Cervical Cancer Screening vic Cer cal Cancer Sc FREE eening cr anuary 16, J visit www er r, egist o r *T To e not elig ears ar y e Smear within the past thr omen who ha W Wo .deuirqen riotratsiegR *ne C r r ec an Cl ar eP5pm 7pmanuary 16, an m 14 20 ents or call 229.333.1 g/ev .sgmc.or ww w. .leibe not elig ee Smear within the past thr ap e had a P v a av retn5pm 7pm 4 07 74 ents or call 229.333.1eeningSavvy Senior How To Guard Against Wintertime Heart AttacksThink FAST When Symptoms Of A Stroke OccurBy Jacob BembryGreene Publishing, Inc. On Jan. 16, 1999, this writers mother died from complications of a stroke that she suffered on her 59thbirthday on Nov. 26, 1998, which was, ironically, the day that Thanksgiving fell on that year. Louella Bembry had the stroke while she was sitting at the table eating Thanksgiving dinner. Although paramedics and doctors tried to say she might have had a diabetic episode, this writer had recognized the signs of the stroke, which were conrmed, unfortunately, two days later and two days too late. The following is a basic guideline to the symptoms of a stroke, based on the acronym FAST. F stands for the face drooping. If either side of the face is drooping or numb, then its time to call 911. If its hard to display a straight smile, then drooping is pr obably occurring, according to the American Stroke Association. A stands for arm weakness. If the arm is difcult to raise due to weakness or numbness in them, this should not be brushed off as a common ache or pain such as many stroke victims in the past have done. Call 911. S stands for speech difculty. If the words are slurred and hard to understand, a stroke may be occurring. Ask the person to repeat a simple phrase such as How are you today? but do not spend too much time analyzing the situation, call 911. T stands for time to call 911. Even if some of the symptoms go away (such as they did with my mother in 1998), call 911 if you think you or someone else may be having a stroke. These symptoms are not the only ones that may be indicative of a stroke. Others may include numbness or weakness in the leg, confusion, dizziness, vertigo, severe headache and difculty seeing. If you or anyone you know has these symptoms, seek immediate medical attention.

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Excellent references. 464-7276 (Cell).12/18 rtn, n/cPageant and Prom Dresses For Sale:Size 3 children's white long dress, worn as ower girl dress, sequin/beadwork all on bodice, sequin/beadwork/ appliques on bottom, built-in crinoline. $50. Size 4 children's off white dress, worn as ower girl dress, lace work around bodice, pretty lace work at bottom, cap sleeves $25. Size 7-8 children's off white dress, worn as a ower girl dress, overlay of lace over entire dress, probably knee to calf length $25. Size 8 children's white, long dress, lace around neck with decorative bodice $25. Size 8 Teen Dress A fuchsia strapless gorgeous dress. The dress has gathers up the bodice and a sequined design down the left side and laces up half the back. There is also a train on this dress and a split up one leg. $200.Size 16 pre-teen size white long pageant gown, cap sleeves, white sequin work across entire bodice and sleeves $100. Size 10 Teen Dress A beautiful, elegant, owing emerald green dress. Has eye-catching beaded straps that criss cross in the back along with a beaded design in the front of the dress. Beautiful owing train. $200. Size 14 (child's size 14 but dress is for a teen division approximately 13-15) GORGEOUS lime green dress, strapless but with spaghetti straps that criss cross across the back, sequins spotted across the entire gown, built-in crinoline absolutely gorgeous. $250.Call Emerald Greene (850) 973-3497 Leave a message.1/8 rtn, n/c Ofce Building For Rent Across the street from the Courthouse, on Shelby Street. (between Owens Propane and Burnette Plumbing) Newly Renovated 1120 square foot. Call Emerald Greene 850-973-4141.10/16 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, cBe A CNA Start your New Year with a New Career. Quest Training offers a nurse taught, 40 hr. Prep class. No GED required if age 18 yr. Day and Evening classes. HIGH pass rates on state exam. 386-362-10651/1 1/29, 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) 460-5296.1/8 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) 464-1230.1/8 rtn, n/cOne Person Cabin On Farm $395/month. Background check required. Call (850) 673-1117.10/16 rtn, cNew 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 Ad 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 Set of four (4) Weld (Mountain Crusher) billet aluminum wheels. 8 lug with bolt on center caps. Fits Dodge or Chevy. $400 OBO. Call 229-460-5296.12/11 rtn, n/c CDL Class A Truck DriverRuns mostly SE extended area. 2 years driving experience. Good 2 year MVR. Home weekends and some during the week. (850) 973-2747.12/11 rtn, c MANAGER OF FINANCE Tri-County Electric Cooperative, Inc. has an opening for a full-time Manager of Finance in our Madison Ofce. The candidate is required to have a Bachelors Degree in Accounting, Business Administration or related eld. An advanced degree or CPA is desirable. Three to ve years experience in utility accounting is also highly desirable. The candidate must also have solid personal computer skills and be familiar with Microsoft Ofce software. The ideal candidate will have a broad understanding and/or experience in nancial statement preparation, nancial analysis, budgeting, and debt management. The Cooperative offers competitive salary and benets. Tri-County is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and Drug Free Work Place (DFWP). Please send resume and completed Tri-County Employment Application Form, which is available at any TCEC ofce or online at www.tcec.com, before January 21, 2014 to: Stephanie Carroll Tri-County Electric Cooperative, Inc. 2862 West US 90 Madison, FL 32340.12/20 1/8, c Deadline For Classieds (850) 973-4141 3:00 p.m. Every MondayNurses Needed RN MDS Coordinator (Experience Preferred) LPN/RN Wound Care (Experience Preferred) LPN/RN PRN Floor Nurses Please Contact: Connie Walker RN, DON Kim Browning HR (850) 973-8277.12/27 1/22, c CNAs needed part time, all shifts. Van Driver needed for resident medical appointments. Apply in person at Madison Health and Rehab Center, 2481 US 90 West, Madison, Fl. 32340 from 8:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. A drug screen and criminal background check is required. EOE, F/M/D/V.1/3 1/15, c PCT Needed! Relationships are priceless. On and off the clock. If you love patient-centered health care with real relationships inside a company that encourages fun on and off the clock, then DaVita is the place for you. We offer career options to t your lifestyle! DaVita has openings now in Madison. The hours are M-W-F 5 a.m. 5 p.m. We are looking for future leaders with opportunities as Patient Care Technicians. Dialysis experience is strongly preferred but DaVita will train. Why wait? Explore a career with DaVita today! Apply online at: http://careers.davita.com or contact Tiffy Christian at 877-482-7625. DaVita is an Equal Opportunity Employer. CAREERS http://careers.davita.com 2011 DaVita Inc. All rights reserved.1/3, 1/8, c LEGAL NOTICE MADISON COUNTY TRANSPORTATION DISADVANTAGED COORDINATING BOARD PUBLIC HEARING AND BUSINESS MEETING The North Central Florida Regional Planning Council announces a public hearing and regular business meeting to which all persons are invited. DATE AND TIME: February 3, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. PLACE: County Commissioners Meeting Room Madison County Courthouse Annex located at 112 E. Pinckney Street, Madison, Florida GENERAL SUBJECT MATTER TO BE CONSIDERED: To conduct a public hearing and regular business meeting of the Madison County Transportation Disadvantaged Coordinating Board. A copy of the agenda may be obtained by contacting: North Central Florida Regional Planning Council, 2009 NW 67th Place, Gainesville, Florida 32653-1603. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this public hearing and business meeting is asked to advise the agency at least 2 business days before the meeting by contacting 352.955.2200. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the agency using the Florida Relay Service, 1.800. 955.8771 (TDD) or 1.800. 955.8770 (Voice). If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at the meeting, he/she will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence from which the appeal is to be issued.1/8IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2013-117-CP IN RE: ESTATE OF ROYCE CARTER HUTCHINSON Deceased. ___________________________________________________________________________ NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of ROYCE CARTER HUTCHINSON, deceased, whose date of death was October 14,2013; is pending in the Circuit Court for Madison County, Florida, Probate Division, File Number 2013-117-CP; and the names and addresses of the Personal Representative and th e Personal Representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the Decedent and other persons, who have claims or demands against the Decedents estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, and who have been served a copy of this notice, must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the Decedent and other persons who have claims or demands against the Decedents estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must file their claims with this court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIMS FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MO RE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE IS January 8, 2014. Attorney for Personal Representative: Personal Representative: /s/ Clay A. Schnitker_______________ /s/ Carol A. Hutchinson_______________ CLAY A. SCHNITKER CAROL A. HUTCHINSON Fla Bar No.349143 9943 North State Road 53 Davis, Schnitker, Reeves & Browning, P.A.Madison, Florida 32340 Post Office Drawer 652 Madison, Florida 32341 (850) 973-4186 1/8, 1/15 Christian radio station WYJC will be holding a public meeting at Greenville Public Library, on Thursday, January 9 at 9:30am. This is a general meeting that will address public issues, and any questions or concerns about CSN International. The public is invited to attend.1/8The City of Madison, Florida has two openings for the position for Fire Fighter II. Apply at www.employorida.com or visit your local workforce ofce.1/8, c FULL TIME EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT Tri-County Electric Cooperative, Inc. has an opening for a full-time Executive Assistant in our Madison Ofce. The candidate is required to have a high school diploma or equivalent. Associate Degree in ofce management, business management or related eld and two years of executive secretarial experience highly desirable. The ideal candidate should have outstanding people skills, excellent oral and written communication skills, the ability to multitask, advanced PC skills, and the ability to plan, organize and facilitate time sensitive projects. The Cooperative offers competitive salary and benets. Tri-County is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and Drug Free Work Place (DFWP). Please send resume and completed Tri-County Employment Application Form, which is available at any TCEC ofce or online at www.tcec.com before January 24, 2014 to: Stephanie Carroll Tri-County Electric Cooperative, Inc. 2862 West US 90 Madison, FL 32340.1/8, 1/15, c AUCTION SATURDAY JANUARY 11 AT 6:30 P.M. MADISON AUCTION HOUSE. 1693 SW MOSELEY HALL RD (CR360) 850 973-1444 SELLING ITEMS FOR HOME, YARD AND SHOP. TO MANY ITEMS TO LIST. SAVE OVER STORE PRICES AND HAVE SOME FUN. 10% BUYERS PREMIUM. MC, VISA, DISCOVER, DEBIT CARDS, CHECKS AND CASH ACCEPTED. AU691 RON COX, AB2490.1/8, pd2 BD 2 BA Mobile Home For Rent 4 1/2 miles out of town on Hwy 53 North. $500/month. (850) 464-0953.1/8, 1/15, c Adoption A childless, young, successful woman seeks to adopt. Will be HANDS-ON Mom! Financial security. Expenses paid.Visit: www.jodi2adopt.webs.com / call Jodi 1-800-718-5516 or text 609-770-1255. Adam Sklar #0150789. UNPLANNED PREGNANCY? Adoption-A brave & seless choice. Medical, living & counseling expenses paid. Choose the loving & nancially secure family. Compassionate Atty. Lauren Feingold 24/7 866-633-0397 www.fklhearttoheart.net #0958107. Auctions AUCTION Roong Company Liquidation, Online Auction Only, Bid Dec. 27 thru Jan. 14, Items Located in Maryland & Florida. Motleys Auction & Realty Group, 804-232-3300, www.motleys.com VAAL #16. Education DRIVER TRAINEES NEEDED NOW! Learn to drive for US Xpress! Earn $700 per week! No experience needed! Local CDL Training. Job ready in 15 days! (888) 368-1964. Experienced OTR Flatbed Drivers earn 50 up to 55 cpm loaded. $1000 sign on to Qualied drivers. Home most weekends. Call: 843-266-3731 / www.bulldoghiway.com EOE. Heavy Equipment Operator Training! Bulldozers, Backhoes, Excavators. 3 Weeks Hands On Program. Local Job Placement Assistance. National Certications. GI Bill Benets Eligible. 1-866-362-6497. You can become an expert in HVAC installation and repair. Pinnacle Career Institute Online HVAC education in as little as 12 months. Call us today: 1-877-651-3961 or go online: www.HVAC-OnlineEducation.com. Miscellaneous AIRLINE CAREERS begin here Get FAA approved Aviation Maintenance Technician training. Housing and Financial aid for qualied students. Job placement assistance. Call AIM 866-314-3769. AIRLINE CAREERS begin here. Get FAA approved Aviation Maintenance Technician training. Housing and Financial aid for qualied students. Job placement assistance. Call AIM 866-314-3769. NOTICE OF PROPOSED ENACTMENT OF ORDINANCE BY THE TOWN OF GREENVILLE GREENVILLE, FLORIDA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that proposed Ordinance No. 234, bearing title as follows, will be considered Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall, Greenville, Florida. ORDINANCE NO. 234 AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF GREENVILLE AMENDING SECTION 2.07 OF THE CHARTER OF THE TOWN OF GREENVILLE IN REGARDS TO VACANCIES ON THE COUNCIL; AMENDING SECTION 3.04 OF THE CHARTER OF THE TOWN OF GREENVILLE IN REGARDS TO THE TOWN MANAGERS POWER AND RESPONSIBILITIES; REVISING THE CHARTER OF THE TOWN OF GREENVILLE TO INCLUDE GENDER NEUTRAL LANGUAGE THROUGHOUT; SUBMITTING THIS PROPOSED CHARTER AMENDMENT TO THE ELECTORS OF THE TOWN OF GREENVILLE; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE BEING SUBJECT TO APPROVAL BY THE ELECTORS OF THE TOWN OF GREENVILLE. A copy of the proposed Ordinance is available for public inspection at City Hall, Greenville, Florida during regular business hours. At the meeting, all interested parties may appear to be heard with respect to the proposed Ordinance. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Town, the person may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, including testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. TOWN OF GREENVILLE, FLORIDA BY: /S/ Kimberly Reams Town Clerk1/8LP Gas Driver Requirement CDL license with tanker and hazment endorsement. Experience is a plus. Apply in person with resume. 208 West Screven St. Quitman, GA. 31643.1/8 1/29, c

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