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The Madison County Sheriffs Ofce, along with Sheriff Ben Stewart, reports that on Monday, Jan. 27, the United States Marshalls Ofce, Gainesville Region, contacted the Madison Sheriffs Ofce concerning the possibility of a fugitive from Alachua County being in Madison County. Madison County Sheriffs Ofce Investigators were assigned to the Marshalls Ofce Fugitive Task Force and initiated an investigation along with the Marshalls Ofce. After several hours of investigation, it was discovered that the fugitive was, in fact, in Madison County and accompanied by a second individual, that was also wanted from St. Lucie County. It was determined that the fugitives were being housed by a female identied as Cassandra Zabriskie. The three had been hiding in a residence at the intersection of River Park and Haven Trail, in Lee. However, the two fugitives suspected that law enforcement had made the discovery of their location and had ed on foot to the Withlacoochee River and eventually into a canoe traveling further down river. The Sheriffs Ofce obtained assistance from the Madison Correctional Institution Canine Unit and was able to track the fugitives to where they entered the river with the canoe. The Madison County Sheriffs Ofce Dive Team Water Patrol Unit was brought in to assist in the search of the fugitives, on the river. The Water Patrol Unit did locat the fugitives, down river in the canoe, and took both subjects into custody without further incident. Garrett Eure, 23, of Gainesville, was arrested for an Alachua County Warrant for failure to appear on an escape charge from an Armed Burglary charge. Jessie Bryant, 23, of Ft. Pierce., was arrested for St. Lucie County Warrants for Burglary of Dwelling with assault and battery by strangulation. Cassandra Zabriskie, 21, of Gainesville., was arrested and charged with resisting arrest without violence. Additional charges are pending on all three suspects. All three suspects were transported to the Madison County Jail and booked. Wed. January 29, 2014VOL. 50 NO. 24 50 cents Index2 Sections, 20 Pages Local Weather Viewpoints 2A Obituaries 4A Around Madison3-8A School 9A Classieds 10A Legals 11A Health 12A Path of Faith Section B Celebrating Martin Luther King Day: The Dream Continues See Page 6A Fugitives Arrested In Madison County Cassandra Zabriskie Garrett Eure Jessie Bryant Florida Moves To Legalize Marijuana (Measure Will Appear onNovember Ballot)Amber HoustonGreene Publishing, Inc.The Florida Supreme Court has allowed the wording of the ballot initiative to legalize medical marijuana use in Floridanow the only thing that stands between the state and legalization is the November polls.If this measure passes during the midterm election, Florida will join 20 other states that have legalized marijuana use in some form. While two states Washington and Colorado have legalized use of the substance for recreational purposes, Floridas measure includes Cold Weather WarningWith a wintry mix of freezing rain, sleet and snow headed for the Big Bend, the Florida Division of Emergency Management (FDEM) is urging motorists to exercise caution when driving on interstates, overpasses, bridges and other roadways that may ice over.The National Weather Service is predicting a winter storm with a potential for signicant snow, sleet and ice to impact north Florida from Tuesday evening through Wednesday afternoon, including Madison County. The FDEM urges residents to protect themselves, their Valentines Banquet At Pinetta Community Center Raising Money For Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranch: Make Plans To Attend!By Lynette NorrisGreene Publishing, Inc.To avoid confusion, the Valentines Day Heart Ball is now the Valentines Day Heart Banquet. It is not a dance, but a nice sitdown dinner, with a delicious menu of steak or chicken, with a baked potato, salad, bread, tea...and a nice big dessert bar to choose from. No need to worry about knowing how to dance; just plan for a nice Friday, Feb. 14, evening out with your sweetheart under a full moon. No kidding...the full moon for February falls on Valentines Day this year. What could be more perfect?But it gets even better...there will also be live entertainment throughout the evening, provided by none other than the Madison County Sheriffs Department staff. Madison County Sheriff Ben Stewart cordially invites everyone to come out to the Valentines Banquet, a fundraiser for the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranch, a program with locations in Live Oak,Caden Newman Takes C-R-U-I-S-E-R To Spelling Bee ChampionshipBy Lynette NorrisGreene Publishing, Inc.Out of a crowd of 20 contestants, 13-yearold Caden Newman, an eighth grader at Madison Academy, emerged as Madison Countys winner for the 2014 Scripps National Spelling Bee, correctly spelling the word cruiser to cinch the number one spot.Ten-year old Cassidy Evans, a Pinetta Elementary fth grader, was the runner-up. Newman will go on to compete at the state level in Jacksonville, and if he wins there as well, he will go on to represent not only Madison County, but the entire state of Florida at the National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. In spite of the chilly weather Friday morning, the school board meeting room was packed with parents, teachers, friends and spectators who came to see the annual event for fth through eighth grade students. Madison County High School teacher Suzanne Grifn acted as the ofciator and word pronouncer, welcoming everyone with a warm smile and a little humor to start things off. Can anyone spell freezing? she asked the audience.Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Lynette Norris, January 24, 2014Superintendent Doug Brown presents the runner-up and championship trophies in the 2014 Spelling Bee. Standing left to right are runner-up Cassidy Evans (5thgrade, Pinetta Elementary), Supt. Brown, and 2014 Madison County Champion Caden Newman (8thgrade, Madison Academy).Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Lynette Norris, January 24, 2014In the Fourth Grade Spelling Bee immediately following, Halie Wetherington (left) emerged as the champion and Keillor Davis (right) as the runner-up. Standing behind them is Supt. Doug Brown. See Spelling Bee On Page 3A See Cold Weather On Page 3A See Marijuana On Page 3A See Valentine Banquet On Page 3A Photo By RUSSEL


No my loyal readers, this isnt a history lesson about Civil War leadership or even the story of a wise cartoon dog. Instead, this is a football story and commentary on modern culture, altogether appropriate on the eve of the big game. By now, I imagine most of you, football fans or otherwise, have seen the video clip of Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Shermans post game rant recorded by former Gator Erin Andrews following the Seahawks victory over the 49ers. Now, you might think that Im going to condemn Sherman, but (surprise) Im not. Instead, Im going to defend him (sort of) and try to explain what was happening. Richard Sherman is Seattles best defender for the leagues best defense. He might be the best cornerback in football. If not, he thinks he is which, in his business, is very important. He had just broken up a pass in the corner of the end zone with 22 seconds left in the game which was intercepted by a teammate and sealed Seattles victory and a trip to the Super Bowl. He was feeling very exuberant which he expressed in Andrews brief interview. Football is a team sport with the possible exception of the cornerbacks on defense. The corners are lined up against the oppositions wide receivers. They might get some help every now and then from a safety, but basically, theyre on an island, one-on-one, mano-emano. Even the wide receivers theyre paired against have the advantage of knowing the play. Richard Sherman, just 25 in his third year of professional football, rarely gets any help. Hes in a reaction mode and his team depends on him to never let up and shut-down their opponents best receiver every play. In the NFC championship game, he was usually paired against Michael Crabtree, San Franciscos best receiver. Had Sherman not defended Colin Kaepernicks pass to Crabtree, San Francisco would have won the game. A cornerback like Richard Sherman is somewhat like a fighter pilot. He might have a wingman or even be in a flight of four jets, but in the end, whether hes rolling in on a target and lining up the enemy in his sights, its one-on-one, just like a cornerback. How good is he? Is he better than his opponent? You either win or die. Now, theres something else you should know about Richard Sherman. He might look or sound a little like a thug but theres much more to this young man. He was born and raised in Compton, Calif. If you know the cities and neighborhoods that make up Los Angeles, you know that Compton is the heart of the hood. The violent crime rate is really high. For a young black male to grow up in Compton, and not only survive but succeed, is a remarkable achievement. Many of his contemporaries do not. Richard Sherman succeeded, not only as an athlete (football and track), but in the classroom as well. He was an honor student and received an athletic scholarship to Stanford. He was changed from offense to defense and overcame a seasonending knee injury, either of which would be a severe setback for mere mortals. He also starred in the classroom and graduated with a degree in communications (which will prob ably come in handy as he learns from the Andrews episode). Richard Sherman is always being overlooked. When he was eligible for the NFL draft, he wasnt chosen until the fifth round. Now fifth-rounders are advised to buy roundtrip tickets because they are frequently cut during tryouts, but Richard Sherman never doubted himself, never lost faith in his abilities. Now hes headed for the Super Bowl, the worlds premier sports contest. He will defend the left side of Seattles defense and be paired against the Denver Broncos best wide receivers, either Demaryius Thomas or Eric Decker. But Denver has several great receivers for Mannings quick passes, and Richard Sherman can only cover one at a time I think. Now, before you get the wrong idea, Im pulling for the Denver Broncos. Theyve been my team for more than forty years. Im hoping that Peyton Manning has a great game and he throws plenty of passes away from Richard Shermans side. Just as we shouldnt judge a book by its cover, we should avoid judging Richard Sherman based on a single, immature rant. I expect there are many chapters to his book, and they are most interesting. Above all, dont ever underestimate Richard Sherman. He is a young man to be reckoned with. Just ask the 49ers. Better yet, ask Michael Crabtree.Words of Wisdom that were said/written/recorded over 97 years ago The Ten Cannots By: William John Henry Boetcker You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift. You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot help little men by tearing down big men. You cannot lift the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer. You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich. You cannot establish sound security on borrowed money. You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred. You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than you earn. You cannot build character and courage by destroying mens initiative and independence. And you cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they can and should do for themselves. And now the words of wisdom that we have all heard for the last ve (5) years. All spoken by our President Of The United States, Barack Obama. Voting for extending unemployment insurance helps people and creates jobs. If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor. Period. If you like your health care plan, you will be able to keep your health care plan. Period. No one will take it away. No matter what. I will sign a universal health-care bill into law by the end of my rst term as president that will cover every American and cut the cost of a typical familys premium by up to $2,500 a year. Weve got to spend some money now to pull us out of this recession. But as soon as were out of this recession, weve got to get serious about starting to live within our means, instead of leaving debt for our children and our grandchildren and our great-grandchildren. [T]oday Im pledging to cut the decit we inherited in half by the end of my rst term in ofce. This will not be easy. It will require us to make difcult decisions and face challenges weve long neglected. But I refuse to leave our children with a debt that they cannot repay and that means taking responsibility right now, in this administration, for getting our spending under control. I dont want to pit Red America against Blue America. I want to be the President of the United States of America. The only involvement I had with Acorn was doing some stuff with the justice department. "I am not in favor of concealed weapons. I think that creates a potential atmosphere where more innocent people could (get shot during) altercations." The private sector is doing ne. I think when you spread the wealth around, its good for everybody. Over the last 15 months, weve traveled to every corner of the United States. Ive now been in 57 states? I think one left to go. And the most recent wisdom to escape our Presidents mouth, As has been well documented, I smoked pot as a kid, and I view it as a bad habit and a vice, not very different from the cigarettes that I smoked as a young person up through a big chunk of my adult life. I dont think it is more dangerous than alcohol." I, for one, am fed up with the change that has been forced down my throat for the last ve years. God help us all, because I dont know where we, the American people and our businesses, will be in another three years. Until then.see you around the town (or spinning down the drain, whichever comes rst). Wednesday, January 29, 2014 2A Madison County CarrierVIEWPOINTS& OPINIONS National SecurityJoe Boyles Guest Columnist Ilove the thought of social media; keeping up with family and friends, reuniting with people I used to work with and went to school with and if youre into it, what about all of those fun quizzes and games. When I rst created a page on one of the sites, I would check it almost daily to see what everyone had been doing or what their thoughtful comment would be for the day. It was very rare if I missed more than two days in a row. Today it is just the opposite. Seldom do I go on and check my page anymore. Im not sure why really. Im not a social media snob. Maybe the new just wore off or maybe Im too busy. Some days if I log on, I feel like its more drama than I want or need in my life. Dont misunderstand me, I love all the people I connect to through social media, I just dont need to be privy to every private detail of their life. One of the type posts that I will usually always stop and check out is recipes. It is very interesting to me to see what kinds of foods that people like and what they are eating. There are healthy recipes, vegan recipes, mostly lots of butter and fat recipes and tons of desserts. A recipe that recently caught my eye was barely a recipe at all. It was a picture of a banana and two eggs, thats it. The next framed picture showed a plate of pancakes. I gured if I could have pancakes, fairly healthy (because you know Im using some butter and maple syrup) and that easy, I had to give it a try. The result was surprisingly good. The avor was a little more eggy than a regular pancake, but since the batter is mostly egg, that was to be expected and the texture was more like a crepe than a pancake, but I love crepes too, so no complaints there. I did add a little salt and vanilla, which Im sure helped the avor. Next go around Ill likely try some cinnamon to help with the egginess, and maybe some blueberries or tofu. Well, thats me, taking the simple out of it, but its such a basic recipe that you could make endless variations. The batter is thin, so expect it to spread and do not have heat higher than medium because the mixture can burn quickly and you need the eggs to be cooked all the way through. Looks like I now have a reason to check my social media sites a little more often. FLOURLESS PANCAKES 1 ripe banana 2 eggs Add-ins: vanilla, salt, cinnamon, fresh fruit, chocolate chips, etc In a medium bowl, mash banana; add eggs and whip until thoroughly combined. Pour about cup mixture onto a greased medium-hot skillet or griddle and cook about one minute, turn pancake to cook other side about one minute more. Serve with butter and syrup if desired. Makes about ve pancakes.Social Media Scores With Recipe Rose Klein Columnist Searching For Ambrosia Emerald's Gem BoxW o r d s O f W i s d o m A n d W o r d s O f W i s d o m ? Emerald Greene PublisherSherman Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Rose Klein, January 26, 2014Flourless pancakes makes for a healthier and easier food choice.

PAGE 3 Wednesday, January 29, 2014 Madison County Carrier 3AWorld NewsBy Rose Klein Man Demolishes Brothers House With A Forklift In Etne, Norway, A man was sentenced to 14 months in prison after demolishing his brothers home using a forklift. The man heard rumors his older brother was going to destroy an older house on family property, and the youngest brother who felt he had a right to the house, retaliated by demolishing his older siblings house. The older brother and his 16-year-old son were in the house when the youngest brother began tearing down walls using the forklift. The attorney for the older brother, VikVestly said, His way of reacting was totally crazy. You dont tear down a house because you hear some rumors. The younger brother has been ordered to pay $164,000 in damages to his older brother, along with receiving jail time. He also was hit with a ve-year driving ban for drunk driving. Man Using Blow Darts Faces Charges In Pullman, Wash., 18-year-old Joseph Gillies is facing felony charges and could be sent to prison for as much as ve years for shooting at least four different people with blow darts. Gillies said he and his friends practice shooting blow darts for fun, but is sorry for shooting people and would like to apologize to each of his victims and called himself a moron. Gillies said, Im sorry, its a huge regret. Its going to stick with me for the rest of my life. Its childish. Its immature. Its ridiculous. None of the victims were seriously injured. Punctured Tires Is Result of Mental Suffering In Malmo, Sweden, a 71-year-old man, tired of listening to jingles being blasted by the ice cream truck that passed his house, used a power drill to puncture the tires of the truck. Percy Nilsson, owner of the Malmo Redhawks hockey team, confessed to the crime and paid to replace the drivers tires, but also took the case to court about the outdated practice of the ice cream trucks passing through neighborhoods with loud music. He told the court he suffered mentally as a result of the loud music. The courts decision was for Nilsson to pay a $15,500 ne and reimburse the ice cream truck driver for the loss of income caused by the damage to his vehicle. 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: 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) Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Lynette Norris, January 24, 2014There may be a future Madison County Champion somewhere among this group of fourth graders, who will eligible to compete for a spot in the 2015 Scripps Spelling Bee. Standing in front of Supt. Doug Brown are (left to right) Cameryn Mullenix, Zakira Howard, Trevor Thompson, Halie Wertherington, Keillor Davis, Rhett Rutherford, Yanet Serrano, Whitney Raines, Isai Perez, Jalexus Bryant and Delvin Boatman. Spelling Bee Cont. From Page 1A The three contest judges were Doris Bishop, Lucile Day and Carol Gibson. Immediately following the ofcial contest for the fth through eighth grade was the traditional Madison County Fourth Grade spelling bee, an event that gives fourth graders a chance to practice spelling words in front of an audience and get a taste of what the next years competition will be like. Ten-year-old Halie Wetherington, representing Pinetta Elementary, took top honors with the word infringe. The runner-up was Keillor Davis, nine, of Madison Academy. Congratulations to all contestants, especially the champions and runners-up, and good luck to Caden Newman as he goes on to the state competition in Jacksonville. Cold Weather Warning Cont. From Page 1Aplants, pets and exposed pipes and practice re safety. Among the safety measures the FDEM recommends: Stay indoor and use safe heating sources; be aware of the re danger from space heaters and candles; and when outdoors, stay dry and in wind-protected areas and wear multiple layers of loose-tting warm clothing. For additional information, visit, or follow FDEM on Twitter at @FLSERT, Instagram @FloridaSERT, Vine @FloridaSERT, Pinterest FloridaSERT or Facebook at, Safety Harbor and Bartow that is supported by sheriffs offices throughout the state for disadvantaged children. Currently, the program serves about 200 children, and Stewart reported a near 100 percent success rate with them. Florida Sheriffs departments also does a summer camp for disadvantaged children in Crystal River, with up to six one-week sessions. Each year, volunteers from Sheriffs offices around the state, including Madison, help run the camp. At the last county commission meeting, Stewart, Sharon Shadrick and Tammy Webb of the MCSO invited everyone to attend the Valentines Day Heart Banquet, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Pinetta Community Center, 401 Empress Tree Ave. in Pinetta. The occasion is semi-formal, said Shadrick, meaning not tuxedoes, but nice church clothes, and tickets are $30 for couples, $45 for couples with two children, and $15 for individuals. Were going to have a real good time, she said. An evening out, with a nice dinner and a chance to see what kind of hidden talents the folks at the MCSO will have on display (including some singing by Dep. Joey Knight) should be well worth the price of admission, in addition to the knowledge that it is helping support a worthwhile cause. For tickets and RSVP, contact Tammy at the Madison County Sheriffs Office, (850) 973-4151.Valentine Banquet Cont. From Page 1A Marijuana Cont. From Page 1Aonly medical use. Various groups across the state are up in arms over the issue. The Florida Sheriffs Association voted almost unanimously against the issue, citing that it would (they estimated) lead to more crimes and more trafc accidents. 87 percent of Democrats supported the measure in a poll taken by Quinnipiac University last November. A signicant percentage percentof Republicans were in favor of legalizing marijuana for medical use. Governor Rick Scott opposed the issue, saying that the wording of the initiative was too vague and would allow too many people to get their hands on the controlled substance. The Supreme Court did not seem to agree, however, as they passed the measure on January 27. The issue is complex, which accounts for the states divided emotions. The measure could save the state money in the long run: while restrictions and enforcement will still apply, the legalization of medical marijuana could reduce the number and collective costs of arrests associated with marijuana use and possession. According to the American Civil Liberties Union, Florida made 57,951 marijuana-related arrests in 2010, which cost the state an estimated $125.6 million and accounted for 40 percent of that years arrests. However, ensuring that only the right people are in possession of the drug could also prove costly, and legalizing the use of medical marijuana would not stop illegal recreational use or remotely slow the black market sale of the substance. There are political implications as well. Republicans have accused Democrats of pushing the issue to affect the election, projecting that more Democratic voters will be present at the typically low-turnout election because of the issue. More Democratic voters could result in the election of a Democratic candidate namely Democratic challenger Charlie Crist. Florida has not elected a Democratic governor since 1994. Republican incumbent, Governor Rick Scott, opposes the measure and has done so quite strongly. The petition to place this measure on the November ballot got over and above the signatures it needed to be considered for placement on the ballot. In November, all it will need is 60 percent of voters to approve ita pittance compared to last years Quinnipiac Poll, which showed the aforementioned 70 percent Republican favor, 87 percent Democrat favor, and 88 percent Independent favor.Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Lynette Norris, January 24, 2014While there could be only one champion, each child was already a winner, having won at their grade level and at their school for a spot in the contest. Standing in the front row (left to right), are Karissa Kervin, Terrion Hampton, Jeremiah Hodges, Makayla Sherburne, Alesha McCulley, Cassidy Evans, Caden Newman, Jake Driggers, Bryce Vullo, John Jordan, Braydon Rye and Essence Thomas. In the second row (left to right), are LDarrien Bridges, Zillie Daniels, Supt. Brown, Reese Rutherford, Charlene Medders, Ashton Terry, Desja Smiley, Nathaniel Mullenix and Zabdiel Reyes.


February 1 Its that time of year again! It is time for the Annual West Virginia Native Reunion. Folks from West Virginia will converge in Lake City for their annual West Virginia reunion. Guests will be able to share stories about their home state and share in fun and fellowship. The reunion will be held at noon on Feb. 1 at Epiphany Church, in the social hall, in Lake City. A catered lunch will be provided. Epiphany Church is located at 1905 SW Epiphany Court. The RSVP deadline is Jan. 22. RSVP to (386) 984-6938 or February 1 The Ark singers will be visiting Midway Baptist church in Lee on Saturday, Feb. 1 at 7 p.m. Come out and listen to this great group preach the gospel through songs. February 5 The Tall Pines club will meet on Feb. 5, at noon, in the Mill Conference Room. Soup and chili will be furnished. You may bring a side dish or dessert to go with the meal. Please make plans to attend for good food, fun and fellowship. February 8 Concord Baptist Church will host the Ark singers on Saturday, Feb. 8 at 7 p.m. The public is encouraged to come out and listen to the great music that will be provided. February 9 The Ark singers will be visiting Fellowship Baptist Church on Sunday, Feb. 9 at 9:45 a.m. Then later on that day, the singers will be visiting the Madison First Baptist Church at 5 p.m. The public is invited to attend each of these performances. February 10 A new smoking cessation class will be held Monday, Feb. 10, at 5:30 p.m. at the Madison County Health Department. The class is free and there will be free lozenges, gum or patches. February 14 Sheriff Ben Stewart cordially invites you to his Valentines Day Heart Banquet, featuring dinner and fabulous entertainment to benefit the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches at 7 p.m. at the Pinetta Community Center, 401 Empress Tree Ave. in Pinetta. Menu: Steak or grilled chicken, baked potato, salad, bread, tea and dessert bar. There will be entertainment by the Madison County Sheriffs Office and semi-formal dress, with a photo shoot. Couples, $30; couples with two children, $45, singles, $15. For tickets and RSVP, contact Tammy at the Madison County Sheriffs Office, (850) 973-4151. February 26 Sunday Drive, featuring Jeff Treece, will be in concert on Wednesday, Feb. 26, at 7 p.m. at Midway Church of God. Jeff Treece and his brother, Duck, have performed with their former band, the Jeff Treece Band, at the Grand Ole Opry. Join Sunday Drive for a night of comedy, as well as sharing the Word of God, at Midway Church of God, located at 2849 SE Midway Church Road in Lee. Wednesday, January 29, 2014 4A Madison County CarrierAROUNDMADISONCOUNTY ObituariesCommunity Calendar Robert Eugene Bobby Bembry, age 78, died peacefully in his sleep Thursday, January 23, 2014 at his home in Lee. His memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Monday, January 27, 2014 at Beggs Funeral Home, Madison Chapel. Visitation was Sunday, January 26, 2014 from 6-8 p.m. at Beggs Funeral Home. He was born in Dasher, Ga., and grew up in Hamilton County and in Lee. He was a farmer most of his life and really loved to grow things and share them with others. He was always willing to help those in need and he loved telling others the Good News of Jesus Christs saving grace. He liked to read and sh and loved watching college football, especially the Florida State Seminoles and the Georgia Bulldogs. He served in both the United States Air Force and the United States Army. He was a faithful member of Midway Church of God, only missing services if he or a family member were in the hospital. He is survived by two sons, Jacob Eugene Bembry and Daniel Franklin Bembry, both of Lee; two daughters, Debra Ann Leutner of Sopchoppy and Abbie Gail Bembry of Lee; two sisters, Sarah Bembry of Tallassee, Ala., and Nina Dodd (Mike) of Lee; three grandchildren, Morgan Leutner of Crawfordville and Ryan and Shannan Leutner, both of Killdeer, N.D.; and three great-grandchildren, Braxton Taff, Isabella Taff and Kathryn Taff of Crawfordville. In lieu of owers, you may make donations to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 8382 Baymeadows Road, Jacksonville, FL 32259 or to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. He was preceded in death by his wife, Louella Sealey Bembry; one son, Robert William Bembry; two daughters, Vallrie Susan Bembry and Sally Marie Bembry; and six brothers. Beggs Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. You may send your condolences to the family by visiting their website at o b e r t E u g e n e B o b b y B e m b r y C l i f f o r d O l i v i a K e l l e y Clifford Olivia Kelley, age 90, died Wednesday at her home in Cherry Lake, surrounded by three generations of her family. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m., January 18, 2014, at Beggs Funeral Home with burial at Oak Ridge cemetery. Visitation was held one hour prior to the service from 2 -3 at the funeral home. She was born in Madison on March 7, 1923 to Elmore and Janie Pridgeon, becoming a 3rdgeneration Madison County resident. In 1942 she married Carlton Kelley of Madison, who almost immediately left for World War II. Clifford did not stay at home. She volunteered and went to work as a welder, building ships and repairing ships. After the war, she returned to Madison to be a wife, mother and homemaker. She is survived by two sons: Larry Kelley (Karen) of Crystal River and James Kelley (Deborah) of Cherry Lake; four grandchildren, Todd Kelley, Spencer Kelley, Laura Kelley Baltz and Lee Kelley; and 10 great grandchildren. Beggs Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. L e o n M o r g a n R o l a n d Leon Morgan Roland, age 71, passed away Friday, February 24, at Madison County Memorial Hospital, in Madison. Graveside funeral service was held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, January 28, at Evergreen Cemetery, in Greenville. Visitation was held Monday from 5 p.m. at Beggs Funeral Home. Mr. Roland was born January 22, 1943 in Geneva County, AL He is the son of the late Jonah Roland and Maudie Warren Roland. He moved to Greenville, from Geneva County, Alabama, in 1956, where he spent most of his life. He was a farmer and logger. He was the mill right for Sherrod Lumber. He was a mechanic and owner of United 55 and Crossroads BP Stations and S & J Deli. He was a member of the New Macedonia Baptist church in Greenville. He is survived by two sons: John Allen Roland and wife Sharon of Portland, TX and Keith Morgan Roland and wife Stephanie of Tallahassee. Two daughters: Sherry Lynn Roland and Lisa Carol Roland of Madison. One brother: Charles Roland and wife JoAnn of Greenville; two sisters: Sue Hughes of Cottonwood, AL and Myrna Barnes of Cottondale; eleven grandchildren: Lauren, Elin, AnnMarie, Kiristine, Joshua, Jonah, Elania, Taylor, Madison, Haley and Christin. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his wife, Christine Mercer Roland. Beggs Funeral Home, Madison Chapel, was in charge of the arrangements. BAILEY MONUMENT CO 740252

PAGE 5 Wednesday, January 29, 2014 Madison County Carrier 5AAROUNDMADISONCOUNTY Kiwanis Delivers DiapersBy Lynette Norris Greene Publishing, Inc.As any parent knows, babies go through a lot of diapers, and that can add up to quite an expense, particularly for low-income parents. As one of its ongoing charitable community services, the Kiwanis Club of Madison has been collecting packages of disposable diapers for the last several months and making deliveries to various organizations that serve these families. Last October, Kiwanis Club members delivered 2,000 diapers to the Womens Health Center of the Madison County Health Department. Immediately, they began collecting more diapers to make more deliveries. Each week, members brought packages of disposable diapers to the club meetings, this time amassing 3,475. Linda Hesketh, chair of the clubs Young Children Priority One committee (a Kiwanis International ongoing community service program focusing on the needs of children from infant to five years of age), led the latest round of deliveries; Hesketh and fellow Kiwanian Jo Willis took one half of the diapers to A Womans Pregnancy Center of Madison and the other half to The Healthy Start Coalition of Greenville. Kiwanis members are now collecting even more diapers for future deliveries.Photo Submitted By Jo WillisKiwanis makes a second stop in Greenville to deliver the other half of the diapers to the Healthy Start Coalition Center. Left to right are Lucile Day, Linda Hesketh, Director Donna Hagan and Cindy Hutto. Not Pictured:this picture's photographer, Jo Willis.Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Lynette Norris, January 27, 2014Kiwanis members Linda Hesketh and Jo Willis deliver a sizable stack of disposal diapers to A Womans Pregnancy Center of Madison. Shown from left to right are Hesketh, Center Director Sharon Morris, with daughter Sarah Morris, who often volunteers at the center, and Willis. 973-4141(Fax) 973-4121P.O. Drawer 772 Madison, FLIt Pays To Advertise AS

PAGE 6 Wednesday, January 29, 2014 6A Madison County CarrierAROUNDMADISONCOUNTY Celebrating Martin Luther King Day: The Dream ContinuesBy Lynette NorrisGreene Publishing, Inc.Nearly 46 years after civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated, people gather in American cities and towns on the third Monday of January, to celebrate the life of one whose vision of equality for all changed laws, changed lives and abolished the kind of institutionalized racial discrimination that had been the norm for decades. Advocating peaceful civil disobedience such as sit-ins, marches and boycotts, King and his followers began to see some of the changes they advocated, but the road was long and often hard. Rev. Charles Evans, pastor of Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church, and the speaker for the MLK event, cited the example of the 1955 Montgomery bus boycott. For over a year, many black citizens of Montgomery, who had depended on the buses to get to work and run errands, made do with walking, riding bicycles, using taxis operated by other black citizens or carpooling. After a while, local insurance companies were pressured to drop policies for the vehicles used in carpools, and the city began to crack down on taxis that offered rides for the same money a bus fare would have cost. This continued for 381 days. That took sacrice, said Evans. That took commitment. That took courage. But, he added, it began to change the hearts of the people and some ofcials. The boycott eventually led to victory, and city bus seating was desegregated. Out of that, came the Southern Leadership Conference, a group committed to furthering change through non-violent protest even though the changes were a long time coming and sometimes came at a very high cost. Eventually, it led to the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Three civil rights workers were killed. Nearly four years later, on April 4, 1968, King himself was also killed, but the tide of change kept rolling and the dream continued. Indeed, The Dream Continueswas the theme for the Madison celebration. People gathered outside of Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church Monday morning individuals, families, the young and the old, from ministers and leaders, to public employees and ofcials, to educators and other professionals, to retirees, members of civic clubs and groups of school children. They assembled for prayer and walked to the courthouse several blocks away, singing, Amen, This Little Light Of Mine, We Shall Overcome and Walking on the Kings Highway. More people joined them at the courthouse, lling the courtroom to standing-room-only capacity, and singing as Desmond Roberson of the Madison Boys Choir played keyboard. The Boys Choir opened with Lift Every Voice. Taronn Johnson followed, putting a lot of heart into a rendition of MLKs I Have a Dream. Lakeesha Wallace of the Charmettes, the group that organizes the MLK celebration every year, welcomed everyone to the celebration, and Charmette VeEtta Hagan described the event as a day of quiet reection. It was a day to be celebrated, she told the audience, by continuing to be the voice for our community. Guest ministers Rev. Reginald Daniels led the opening prayer, and Rev. Octavious Tookes read a passage of scripture from Acts 17. Historically, the civil rights movement has been closely connected with the community of faith, because as one speaker noted, It (the faith community) is the rst place that our children learn that the love of God is for everyone. King was only 39 when he died, but those who celebrate his life and his work continue to move forward with his dream, acknowledging that there is still work to do. Kings mother used to tell him youre just as good as anybody, Evans told the crowd in the courtroom. And thats a good thing to keep telling our children. The dream continues.Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Lynette Norris, January 20, 2014Charmette President Annie Jo Martin and Charmette Vice President/Chair Person VeEtta Hagan gather with others outside Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church. The Charmettes are a non-prot womens organization with national, state and local chapters all over the United States and in the Bahamas. Nationwide, the group specializes in raising money for cancer and sickle cell anemia research. Here in Madison, the Charmettes also organize the MLK celebration every year. Monday morning, they were one of many clubs and civic groups that joined in the celebration.Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Lynette Norris, January 20, 2014Three of several Boothill Ryders Club members arrived at the church on their bikes to join the walk. The club members work to help those in their community through charitable events and fundraisers.Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Lynette Norris, January 20, 2014Taronn Johnson sets the tone with an earnest, impassioned delivery of I Have a Dream.Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Lynette Norris, January 20, 2014LATMA Christian Academy participated in the march to underscore an important part of history they were learning at school. Just a few days earlier, they had produced a dramatic skit based on the 1963 church bombing in Selma, Ala.Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Lynette Norris, January 20, 2014The Nu Luv Rydaz Club, another bike club and community/civic group, also joined the walk.Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Lynette Norris, January 20, 2014The Madison Boys Choir performed several numbers that had some members of the audience on their feet, singing along and clappi ng.Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Lynette Norris, January 20, 2014Greenville native and minister of Mt. Zion A.M.E Church Rev. Charles Evans speaks to those gathered in the courtroom about the dream that continues.


www.greenepublishing. Wednesday, January 29, 2014 Madison County Carrier 7AAROUNDMADISONCOUNTY Rutherford Foundation Holds 9th Annual Dinner And Gun RafeThe Rutherford Foundation 9thannual dinner and gun rafe was held on Saturday, Jan. 18 at the Madison County Country Club. This annual event was originally known as the Father and Son cookout and consists of an abundant southern meal of collard greens, chicken and yellow rice and cornbread, with carrot cake and cookies for dessert. Each year a gentleman from the community, who serves as a role model to the younger generations, is selected as Daddy of the Year. This year, two of our community leaders share this honor: Tommy Henderson and Billy Stephens. The evening concluded with the drawing for the engraved Webley & Scott 12-gauge shotgun. We would like to congratulate this years lucky winner, Richard Johnson. The foundation was established in memory of Wilbur and Randy Rutherford. The fundraiser provides the funding for academic scholarships to students in need of nancial aid due to life altering occurrences such as catastrophic illness or the death of a loved one that would otherwise create a hardship for the student to reach their educational goals. Typically, scholarships are made through Madison County High School, for attendance at North Florida Community College (NFCC). Application for the scholarship requires a 250 word essay outlining the students situation and educational goals, submitted by April 15thfor award in May, with award based on need. The Rutherford family would like to thank the Rutherford Foundations Board of Directors, the NFCC Foundation for its continued assistance, and our friends and supporters throughout the community for your hard work and numerous donations of your time, contributions of food for the event, tickets for the gun rafe and of course, your monetary donations. It is due to the efforts of many that this tradition continues.Photo SubmittedDavid Stephens stands beside his Daddy of the Year, Billy Stephens.Photo SubmittedGene Rutherford (left) stands with the winner of the drawing, Richard Johnson, holding his new Webley & Scott 12-gauge shotgun.Photo SubmittedBilly Stephens (left) and Tommy Henderson (right), both considered role models in the community, were selected as Daddy of the Year.Photo SubmittedTim Sanders holds the ticket box as Dawson Rutherford draws the winning ticket for the shotgun.Photo SubmittedFour generations of the Henderson family, are pictured left to right: Josh Henderson, Gary Henderson, Brian Tyler, Billy Henderson, Brent Henderson, Ricky Henderson and Tommy Henderson.

PAGE 8 Wednesday, January 29, 2014 8A Madison County CarrierAROUNDMADISONCOUNTY Reminder: Pick Up Your Santa Pictures At Lake Park Of Madison!By Lynette Norris Greene Publishing, Inc.During Christmas, its traditional for families to have their childrens pictures taken with Santa, whether its at the mall or at Four Freedoms Park during the Light Up Madison Celebration. Pictures with Santa in the Gazebo at Four Freedoms Park proved to be a popular attraction and lots of families had the traditional cute-kids-withSanta pictures made. But sometimes during the rush and hurry of celebrating and shopping and cooking and visiting and what-not, families might forget to go back and pick them up. It happens. If your children had their photos taken with Santa in the gazebo during the Light Up Madison festival and you forgot to claim them later, dont worry. Theyre waiting for you at Lake Park of Madison. Rumor has it that not only this years photos, but also forgotten photos from the previous two years will be there as well. And the best part of the deal is, because the photography session was sponsored, those photos are absolutely free, unlike most photos taken at the mall! Lake Park of Madison is located at 259 SW Captain Brown Road, just off Highway 90, on the west side of Madison. Rotary Clubs Fundraisers Are A Big SuccessGreene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Lynette Norris, January 15, 2014Rotary Club President Wayne Conger has a lot to smile about, and so do his fellow Rotarians. The Madison Rotary Clubs biggest fundraisers during the last few months of 2013 were quite successful, meaning that the club is in a good position to get started on its charitable and community service projects for 2014. The annual Prime Rib Dinner back in October sold 221 dinners (easily surpassing the total from the previous year, 180) and netted a little over $3300. The Light Up Madison Golf Tournament brought in another $1800. There are always unexpected needs in the community, as well as long-standing charitable efforts that the Rotary supports year after year. The Rotary also cooperates with other civic clubs from time to time, and Conger reminded members that the Kiwanis Club was currently collecting adult diapers for senior citizens in need, and that Rotary had agreed to help out. Members could bring their donations to the Rotary meetings and someone would see that they were delivered to the Kiwanis effort. Also, if any members had any extra blankets or portable heaters to spare, the Senior Citizens Counsel of Madison was gathering these up for the countys seniors who were without enough heat or warm blankets. The chill of winter wasnt over yet, and anyone with these items who wanted to donate them (not just Rotarians, but residents of the community at large as well) should contact Angie Cisco at (850) 9734241 to arrange a time to drop them off at the Senior Center on 1161 SW Harvey Greene Drive. Lions Club Recognizes New MemberGreene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Lynette Norris, January 21, 2014Madison Fire Chief Bruce Jordan (left) has been a member of the Madison Lions Club for a few months, but had never received his New Member Certicate. That situation was put right at the Jan. 21 meeting when the certicate nally arrived and Lions Club President Jay Lee (right) gave Jordan an ofcial welcome. TV Rafe Still Going... Drawing At Down Home DaysBy Lynette NorrisGreene Publishing, Inc.The Kiwanis Club of Madison is still selling rafe tickets for the large at screen television, and now the drawing date is April 19, during the Down Home Days Celebration. If you purchased tickets for the Light Up Madison drawing, hang onto them because theyre still good. The only thing different is the drawing date, and the fact that you now have a chance to purchase additional tickets for additional chances to win. If you meant to buy a ticket but forgot earlier, now is your chance. The tickets are $5 each, available from any Kiwanis Club member. All proceeds go to the Kiwanis Clubs various charitable and community service projects, including scholarships. Buy a ticket or two, or even more, and support a worthy cause while having fun, wondering whos going to could be you! HEY! WERE ON FACEBOOK!Check us out and become a fan of our page![ Greene Publishing, Inc. ]Its never been easier to share your local news with friends and family!


North Florida Community College is now offering Zumba exercise classes and yoga at the Colin P. Kelly Fitness Center (NFCC campus, Bldg. 12). Zumba combines Latin and International music with a fun and effective workout routine. Classes are ongoing, can be joined at anytime or day. Erika Robinson is the instructor. Classes are offered throughout the week on: Mondays, 4:305:30 p.m. Tuesdays, 4:305:30 p.m. Fridays, 6:30-7:30 a.m. & 4:30-5:30 p.m. Yoga is a system of physical postures, breathing techniques, and meditation intended to promote mental and physical health. Amy Frey is the instructor. Classes are held on Wednesdays from 5:30 6:30 p.m. Classes are free for NFCC students. Community members may utilize the NFCC Fitness Center and join in NFCC Zumba classes or yoga classes through purchase of a punch pass from the NFCC Fitness Center. For more information, visit itness-and-wellnesscenter or contact the NFCC Colin P. Kelly Fitness Center at (850) 973-1651. Wednesday, January 29, 2014 Madison County Carrier 9ASCHOOL& EDUCATION B u s y F i r s t S e m e s t e r A t J a m e s M a d i s o n P r e p a r a t o r y H i g h S c h o o l By Lynette NorrisGreene Publishing, Inc.The inaugural class of the new James Madison Preparatory High School has just completed its very rst semester and begun the second. And if the second semester is anything like the rst, it will be a busy one. JMPHS is a charter public high school, focusing on STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) education, which opened last September for its rst class of ninth grade students. Next year, it will add tenth grade and accept a new class of ninth graders. The following year it will add eleventh grade and the year after that, it will have all four grades. Each grade has or will have spaces available for 50 students, for a school total of 200 by the school year 2016-2017. Besides having a rigorous curriculum in STEM courses, the very rst class has been busy with other activities as well. The class has been on about four eld trips so far. Sept. 6, they were guests of the League of Cities in Tallahassee, and a couple of weeks later they returned to Tallahassee for a tour of the Capitol Building and a meeting with State Representative Halsey Beshears, whose district includes Madison. On their two most recent trips during December, they toured the new hospital under construction literally in their own backyard, and also visited Valdosta State University. If there are any among them leaning toward a career in the growing eld of health care professions, watching the new hospital go up next to their school and touring the new state-of-the art hospital facility with construction supervisor Don Horne must have been quite a treat. Perhaps some even imagined working there someday, and they just might. The new hospital is close to completion and due to be operational within a few months plenty of time for any students so inclined to graduate from JMPHS, go to college and return to their community as nurses, clinicians, specialists, lab pathologists, x-ray technicians, or any of several other professions their STEM-focused curriculum is preparing them for now. At Valdosta State University, they toured the campus and visited the planetarium. With renovations in 2011 and state-of-art digital projection equipment, the VSU planetarium presents incredibly detailed views of distant planets using NASA images, and can digitally create optical illusions like black holes swallowing the overhead domed ceiling. It sounds like an exciting trip for any high school student who loves science, particularly if he or she is a budding astronomer, astrophysicist or geoscientist. One might think that they would have no time left over for play, but many of the JMPHS students participate in team sports with Madison County High School. During the past semester, the school has had boys on the Cowboys football team and on the basketball team, girls on the volleyball team and the softball team, and boys on the golf team and baseball teams. The second semester has another eld trip in store for the students, this time to Florida State University in Tallahassee, Feb. 8. Most importantly, JMPHS will hold a Community Open House for prospective, interested future students and their parents on Thursday, Feb. 27, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Open House will include a tour of the school, with an informational meeting and question-and-answer session afterward, explaining the application process, the school requirements and rules, the curriculum and anything else parents and prospective students need to know. Since the school is a public chartered school, there is no tuition, but each grade will have only 50 seats available. Prospective students need to ll out applications for those seats. If there are more applications than seats available, the new students will be chosen in a lottery. Students and their parents who are interested and think that JMPHS might be the right place for them are encouraged to mark their calendars and attend the Open House.Photo submittedOn one of their eld trips during their rst semester at JMPHS, the students toured the new hospital facility under construction right behind their school. Colin P. Kelly Fitness Center At North Florida Community College --Zumba & Yoga Classes Available At Nfcc--


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CHERRY STREET: The remaining portion of Cherry Street that lies between Block 6 and Block 7, from the unopened alley on the west side, to the unopened road on the west side, Town of Sirmons, as shown on the Plat in DB 27, Page 650-651, Public Records of Madison County, Florida. CYPRESS STREET: The entire portion of Cypress Street from what is now known as SW Okaloo Way east to US 221, that lies between blocks 13 and 14, Town of Sirmons, as shown on the Plat in DB 27, Page 650-651, Public Records of Madison County, Florida. YOU WILL PLEASE BE GOVEREND ACCORDINGLY. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at such meeting he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Dated this 27 th day of January, 2014. 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PAGE 11 Wednesday, January 29, 2014 Madison County Carrier 11A L e g a l s 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5 1/22, 1/29 1/22, 1/29 1/29, 2/5 Notice of Sale Under the Authority of the Self-Service Storage Facility Act, Section 83.805 the described below has been seized for nonpayment of rent and other accrued expenses. Unit #12 CAROLYN MARTIN (furniture and household goods) and Unit #27 PRISCILLA THOMPKINS (furniture and household goods). The property will be sold at open sale from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm on February 1, 2014 at Fort Madison Self-Storage, 1552 S. SR 53, in Madison, Florida. After sale, remaining property will be sold to private buyer. For further information call 850973-4004. 1/29, 1/31 1/22, 1/29 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Pursuant to SS 336.09 and 336.10, Florida Statutes, the Board of County Commissioners of Madison County, Florida hereby gives notice that at 9:00 a.m. during its regular meeting held February 12, 2014 at the Board of County Commissioners Room, Room No. 107, Madison County Courthouse Annex, 229 SW Pinckney Street, Madison, Florida, the Board will hold a public hearing to consider vacating, abandoning, discontinuing and closing certain roads located in Southwest Madison County, Florida, more specically described as follows: UNOPENED ROAD: The 50 unopened road that lies south of Ponzer Street (SW 1 Federal Rd), east of the railroad right-of-way and west of Parcels 0479-001-000, 0479-000-000 and 0480-000-000, also known as Blocks 9, 10 and 11, Town of Sirmons, as shown on the Plat in DB 27, Page 650-651, Public Records of Madison County, Florida. UNOPENED ALLEY: The entire 20 unopened alley that runs south from Ponzer Street (SW 1 Federal Rd) to Elm Street and through Blocks 9, 10 and 11, Town of Sirmons, as shown on the Plat in DB 27, Page 650-651, Public Records of Madison County, Florida. PINE STREET: The entire portion of Pine Street that lies between Blocks 4 and 5, and continues east between Blocks 10 and 11, and between Blocks 19 and 20, Town of Sirmons, as shown on the Plat in DB 27, Page 650-651, Public Records of Madison County, Florida. MAPLE STREET: The entire portion of Maple Street that lies between Blocks 3 and 4, and continues east between Blocks 9 and 10, Town of Sirmons, as shown on the Plat in DB 27, Page 650-651, Public Records of Madison County, Florida. ELM STREET: The remaining portion of Elm Street that lies between Block 8 and Block 9, Town of Sirmons, as shown on the Plat in DB 27, Page 650-651, Public Records of Madison County, Florida. YOU WILL PLEASE BE GOVEREND ACCORDINGLY. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at such meeting he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. Dated this 24th day of January, 2014. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: Allen Cherry, County Coordinator. All interested parties may appear at this hearing and be heard regarding this matter.1/29 1/29, 2/5 NOTICE: The District School Board of Madison County Florida, will hold a public hearing on Tuesday March 4, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. The meeting will be held in the School Board Meeting Room of the Superintendents Ofce 210 N.E. Duval Avenue, Madison, FL. Approval of: Revisions to Policy 2.20 Tobacco Use in District Facilities; 5.27 Bullying and Harassment Deletion of Policy 5.26 Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying New Policies: 5.271 Anti-hazing & 5.272 Student Dating Violence or Abuse The proposed document may be viewed at the School Board Ofce, 210 NE Duval Ave, Madison, Fl. Statutory Authority: 120.54, 1001.43 F.S. IF A PERSON DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION MADE BY THE BOARD, WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT THIS MEETING OR HEARING, HE/SHE WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS, AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE, HE/SHE MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE, WHICH RECORD INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED.1/29 Notice of Public Hearing The Town Council of the Town of Lee will conduct a rst public hearing in Kinsey Hall, located at Lee Town Hall, 286 NE CR 255, Lee FL 32059 on Tuesday, February 4th at 6:45 p.m., to consider enacting Ordinance # 2014-01, AN ORDINANCE GRANTING TO DUKE ENERGY FLORIDA, INC. d/b/a DUKE ENERGY, A NON-EXCLUSIVE ELECTRIC UTILITY RIGHT OF WAY UTILIZATION FRANCHISE; PRESCRIBING THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS RELATED TO THE OCCUPANCY OF MUNICIPAL STREETS AND RIGHTS-OF-WAY IN THE TOWN OF LEE, FLORIDA, FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING ELECTRIC SERVICE; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY OF PROVISIONS; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. The Town Council of the Town of Lee will conduct a second and nal public hearing in Kinsey Hall, located at Lee Town Hall, 286 NE CR 255, Lee FL 32059 on Tuesday, February 18th at 6:00 p.m., to consider enacting Ordinance # 2014-01, AN ORDINANCE GRANTING TO DUKE ENERGY FLORIDA, INC. d/b/a DUKE ENERGY, A NON-EXCLUSIVE ELECTRIC UTILITY RIGHT OF WAY UTILIZATION FRANCHISE; PRESCRIBING THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS RELATED TO THE OCCUPANCY OF MUNICIPAL STREETS AND RIGHTS-OF-WAY IN THE TOWN OF LEE, FLORIDA, FOR THE PURPOSE OF PROVIDING ELECTRIC SERVICE; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY OF PROVISIONS; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. The Public and interested parties are encouraged to attend and provide input regarding this request. For further information, please contact Daniel L. Plain, Town Manager, at 850971-5867. Documents pertaining to these Public Hearings may be inspected by the public at Lee Town Hall, 286 NE CR 255, Lee FL 32059 during normal business hours. Public Comments: IF A PERSON DECIDED TO APPEAL ANY DECISION MADE BY THE COUNCIL, WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT ANY SUCH MEETINGS, HE OR SHE WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS, AND THAT, FOR SUCH PURPOSE, HE OR SHE MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE, WHICH RECORD INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED.1/29 Got newsStraight from the horses mouth?We Do.The Madison County Carrier& Madison Enterprise Recorder


By Rose KleinGreene Publishing, Inc.Changes to Medicaid was the topic of last weeks meeting at the Senior Citizen Center, where secretary for the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA), Elizabeth Dudek, spoke to Medicaid recipients and recipient advocates on the potentially confusing changes the public healthcare program was undergoing. The AHCA is a government agency that has two primary responsibilities in the state of Florida. One of their responsibilities is the licensure of the states 45,000 health care facilities; this includes hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities and doctors ofces. Their responsibility lies only with the buildings and equipment, not with the licensing of practitioners. The agency checks the healthcare facilities to ensure they are complying with state and federal requirements and also investigates complaints. The other responsibility the AHCA covers is the estimated $22.9 billion Medicaid program that will serve a projected 3.48 million in Florida this coming year. The agency strictly covers the funding of Medicaid, not eligibility and they are not responsible for Medicare. Dudek said that 4,000 people in Madison will be affected by the change and even though the changes are designed to make coordinating care easier, she acknowledged the transition will be difcult for some. Traditionally, those who receive Medicaid went to the health provider of their choice and Medicaid sent payment directly to that provider. Hoping to consolidate the program, Medicaid has divided healthcare into two main plans. The Long-term Care (LTC) plan covers recipients needing skilled care, such as primarily disabled and elders (which make up about 90 percent of Medicaid's recipients). Care can be received in the home or at a nursing facility. LTC benets include: adult companion care, adult day health care, assisted living, assistive care services, attendant care, behavioral management, care coordination/case management, caregiver training, home accessibility adaption, home-delivered meals, homemaker and hospice. This program actually went live on Nov. 1, 2013. The big change is that recipients will now have to choose a longterm care provider: American ElderCare or United Healthcare. Dudek said that if a Medicaid recipient didnt choose by the date scheduled, Medicaid would choose for them by looking at their services most used and then picking the provider that best ts those services. Medicaid's second new plan, the Managed Medical Assistance (MMA) covers primarily children and pregnant women. MMAs standard benets include: advanced RN services, ambulatory surgical treatment center services, birthing center services, chiropractic services, dental services, early periodic screening diagnosis and treatment services for recipients under age 21, ER services, family planning services and supplies, healthy start services, hearing services, home health agency services, hospice services, hospital inpatient services, hospital outpatient services and laboratory and imaging services. The two providers available for selection in this plan are Prestige and WellCare. This program will go live on May 1 of this year. An advantage for both plans is every recipient will be given a case manager who will be available to answer any questions a recipient may have with their new plan and will ensure all healthcare needs of the recipient are being met, including covering transportation to any covered appointment if the recipient cant nd transportation on their own. Preventative care will be stressed, such as chiropractic care and smoking cessation and the new plans will cover some care not previously covered, such as dental plans, allowance for a second pair of glasses and the shingles vaccine. Medicaid recipients will be issued a letter, welcoming them to the new plans or may have already received a letter. If assistance is needed with the letter, or with help selecting a plan, there is another new service that can help. Choice Counseling has counselors ready to assist those needing help with the transition. You can call Choice Counseling at 1877-711-3662, 1-866-4674970 (TDD), or email them at For a general Medicaid question, call 1800-248-2243. Wednesday, January 29, 2014 12A Madison County CarrierHEALTH 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 M e d i c a i d U n d e r g o e s C h a n g e s A H C A S t r i v i n g F o r S m o o t h T r a n s i t i o n Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Rose Klein, January 24, 2014The AHCA team from Tallahassee comes to Madison to discuss changes made to the Medicaid program. From left to right are: Bernar d Hudson, Unit Manager; Jennifer Ungru, Chief of Staff; Elizabeth Dudek, Secretary; Michelle Dahnke, Director of Communications.


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By Lynette Norris Greene Publishing, Inc. Priscilla, diminutive of the name Prisca, is the wife of Aquila, and one of the earliest known Jewish converts to Christianity in Rome. In the New Testament, she and her husband appear in short mentions in Acts 18: 2, 18 and 26; in Romans 16:3; in I Corinthians 16:19; and in II Timothy 4:19. Priscilla and Aquila are never mentioned separately, and in half of their appearances in the Bible, Priscillas name is mentioned first. This is strikingly unusual in the patriarchal societies of the first century A.D., suggesting that Priscilla was a most unusual woman, even among women of the early church. The teachings of Christ presented a radical departure from the accepted view of women in that era, for Jesus had taught that even though society placed different roles and responsibilities on men and women, He saw them both as equally valuable and precious in the kingdom of God. When most people hear of Priscilla and Aquila, they pr obably think of the Apostle Paul, who regarded the couple as two of his closest associates and friends. Tradition holds that Priscilla and Aquila are also part of the Seventy Disciples mentioned in Luke 10, the Seventy that Jesus calls, empowers and sends out into the region to spread the gospel. However, with little or no historical proof, this remains in the realm of conjecture. It is also thought that Priscilla might have also been a teacher, in addition to being a tentmaker, based on her prominent namemention in the Scriptures, but again, there is no direct historical proof. It is even thought by some that Priscilla may have written the lyrical and poetic book of Hebrews, the only book of the New Testament that remains anonymous. Paul first meets them in the city of Corinth, probably around the year 50 A.D, shortly after the Emperor Claudius has expelled the Jews from Rome. Like Paul, Priscilla and Aquila are Jewish followers of Christ, and also like him, they are tentmakers by trade. Having met up with Paul in Corinth, they remain there for about 18 months before traveling with him to the city of Ephesus. Once there, Priscilla and Aquila remain behind while Paul travels on to Antioch. From the time of their very first meeting in Acts, Paul seems drawn to them, and to have found in them a pair of kindred spirits. By the time he is to set sail for Ephesus, they plead with him to stay a while longer. However, (he) bade them farewell, saying, I must by all means keep this feast that cometh in Jerusalem: But I will return again unto you, if God will. Acts 18:21. Not only are Priscilla and Aquila close to Paul, they are close to each other as well, a team working together to spread the gospel even after Paul has gone. We see this in the verses following, with the appearance of another Jewish follower of Christ, Apollos of Alexandria. He is a man described as an eloquent speaker, one who preaches earnestly in the temple, but whose knowledge of Christianity is incomplete beyond the Baptism of John. When Priscilla and Aquila meet this gifted, cosmopolitan messenger from the great city of Alexandria, they realize he needs to hear the rest of the story. Without being intimidated by his stature, nor critical of his deficiencies, they meet with him and tell him the rest of the wonderful story, so that he is able to go forth later and preach the gospel in full, and become an extraordinary messenger of God whom some would consider second only to Paul. Thus, the two are among the earliest known missionaries of the early church. Priscilla and Aquila symbolize the harmonious working of spirits in tune with God, spirits who have agreed to put Christ first in their lives. One does not dominate or belittle the other, but both labor earnestly in service of the church. In contrast to the soap opera-like carryings-on of several other famous married couples in the Bible the betrayals, the jealousies and the deceptions, even among those later regarded as saints Priscilla and Aquila are a picture of two who are as one, not unequally yoked together but joined in spirit and in the Lord. Their calming presence is a quiet, steadily burning flame that appears in quiet corners of the scripture. They also symbolize the dignity and importance of simple labor. Like Paul, they are neither powerful merchants, nor are they wealthy landowners. They are workingclass people, plying a working-mans trade. Their craft is humble, yet vitally important to their era. They are not descended from noble families of the time, yet they are capable of noble acts on behalf of the church and on behalf of their friend Paul, as we shall see in the book of Romans. It is no wonder, then, that Paul is drawn to these two loyal friends. The road of an itinerant preacher can be a hard road and a lonely one, and friends like Priscilla and Aquila would be a rare and provident blessing for one who needed their comfort and friendship, reminders of the how important simple friendship can be. In Romans 16:3, he calls them my helpers in Christ Jesus, and in the following verse, he adds, who have for my life laid down their own necks. There is speculation as to what crisis precipitated this; perhaps it was the Ephesian riots involving the worshippers of Diana, but at some point, Paul was in mortal danger, and it was this couple who saved his life but offering their own in his stead. Miraculously, all three them emerged unharmed. Priscilla and Aquila are regarded as saints in Christian Churches that recognize saints. The Orthodox Church commemorates them on Feb. 3. The Lutheran Church also commemorates them on this day, along with Apollos, and the Catholic Church in the Roman Martyrology lists the feast day for all three as July 8. Madison County Carrier Wednesday, January 29, 2014 3B Path of Faith Women Of The Bible: Priscilla


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Madison County Carrier Wednesday, January 29, 2014 5B Path of Faith A Love Story By Rose Klein Greene Publishing, Inc. When you think about love, what comes to mind? Is it the feelings you get when you see someone; butterflies in your stomach, a fast heartbeat, a feeling of happiness with maybe an inability to concentrate? Is it the things you do for a person; losing weight, taking care of someone when theyre sick, paying their bills, washing the dishes or cooking a nice dinner? These are all signs and acts of love, but what about when reality sets in after the new has worn off? Some of these feelings or caring acts may diminish or disappear all together. If we look to see what God has to say about love in the Bible, there are many scriptures on the subject of love and marriage. Some popular verses are from the 5th Chapter of Ephesians, verses 25-33. Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might by holy and without blemish. In the same way husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ does the church, because we are members of his body. Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh. This mystery is profound, and I am saying that it refers to Christ and the church. However, let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband. (ESV) There is a man, by appearance of his presence and attentiveness, who loves his wife how God intended and described in the above verses. Allow me to share with you the love story of Art and Dorothy Yacovone. Art and Dorothy met in 1951, both 17 years of age, at Chicopee High School in Massachusetts, where Art was voted Most Handsome and Dorothy was called Dainty Dot in their school yearbook. After High School, Art attended college to earn his Masters Degree in Physical Education. He also played football and said Dorothy and his Aunt attended every game. Art earned eight varsity letters as a quarterback as well as a titanium left knee, which now shows on him Photo SubmittedArt and Dorothy Yacovone write a love story with their lives. ...Story continued on 6B...


when he walks. One of his most exciting memories of college football was when his team played at Fenway Park, home of the Red Sox. Art and Dorothy married when he was a junior in college in 1955. Art graduated with his degree and went back to Chicopee High School, this time as a P.E. teacher and Assistant Varsity football coach. He ended up only coaching for three years because he felt it was taking too much time away from the family, Art and Dorothy had then begun. Dorothy attended a business school and her first job was secretary to the president of a manufacturing company that made boxes for Breck shampoo. During this time, Art said he and Dorothy had a lot of good times and one of their favorite pastimes was polka dancing with friends made from high school. They had three children while living in Massachusetts, all girls that Art said he and Dorothy raised in a farming community called East Long Meadow. Lori, the oldest now lives in Colorado; Lisa lives in Juno and Linda, the youngest, lives in West Palm Beach. In 1979 they moved to southern Florida, near Boca Raton and started over. Art worked as a Service Manager for a building company and he said Dorothy had such a brilliant mind that she was able to do many things. She was secretary to an Elementary school principal, secretary to the Vice President of Mass Mutual Insurance and her last job before leaving southern Florida was being a Corporate Executive Officer at Pointe Bank. In 2000 they retired, left Boca Raton, moved to Pinetta and built a log cabin on 10 acres. Art said when traveling around the county, they fell in love with downtown Madison because it reminded them of their hometown in Massachusetts. Retirement didnt slow them down too much and they continued to stay busy as Art had the acreage to tend to and Dorothy had many talents she put to use, such as reading, quilting, needlework and oil painting. Unfortunately, in 2011, Dorothy suffered a stroke but, according to Art, made good recovery and the couple spent a year in West Palm Beach with their daughter, Linda. However, in 2012, after returning to Pinetta, Dorothy had a seizure that Art said took away the strength from her left leg and left him unable to give her the physical care she needed. That is when Art and Dorothy found Madison Health and Rehab. During their stay they have developed a visibly close relationship with the staff, as all who passed Art called him by name or stopped to talk about something going on in their own lives. Art says he would love to take Dorothy home, but shes not ready, so until that day comes, he goes to her. Some days Art even surprises Dorothy with a visit from one of their two dogs, Beatrice, a Chihuahua whom Dorothy loves. Art laughs and says the other dog, a yellow Lab named Abby, couldnt be contained if he were to bring her. When asked about his days at the log cabin, he said all there is for him to do at home is work around the house to keep it maintained, but it doesnt feel right being there alone, so he travels to the rehab everyday from Pinetta to spend the day with his wife and says simply, We are joined at the hip and this is where I belong. I know Dorothy would do the same thing for me. Now that is what I call love. Path of Faith 6B Madison County Carrier Wednesday, January 29, 2014 A Love Story Story cont. from 5B


Madison County Carrier Wednesday, January 29, 2014 7B Path of Faith Family Conflict Resolution Seminar Promotes Healthy Family Relationships By Rose Klein Greene Publishing, Inc. The Middle Florida Baptist Association will be holding a Family Conflict Resolution Seminar promoted as Turning Family Feuds into Family Fruitfulness. Dr. Mike Miller and his wife Jan, part of the associations counseling ministry, will be teaching the seminar. Topics included are: Common areas of conflict for families Destructive approaches to family conflict management Healthy and con- structive approaches to managing family conflict Practical princi- pals in positioning a family for healthy conflict management Warning signs of a marriage that needs help How to teach chil- dren to be peacemakers How to keep a mar- riage and family healthy How to have a fam- ily peace conference Handling the emo- tions of a family conflict Everyone who attends will receive a detailed booklet covering the topics. A donation of $10 is requested to cover the cost of materials. There will be total of three seminars in February: Saturday, Feb. 1, 9- 11:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Madison Saturday, Feb. 8, 9- 11:30 a.m. at Mayo Baptist Church in Mayo Saturday, Feb. 22, 9-11:30 a.m. at Elizabeth Baptist Church in Monticello To register for a seminar or for more information, call (850) 295-5537 or email


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