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Wed. February 5, 2014VOL. 50 NO. 25 50 cents Index2 Sections, 18 Pages Local Weather Viewpoints 2A Around Madison3-6A Obituaries 4A School 7A Classieds 8A Legals 9A Sports 10A Path of Faith Section B ICE Unit Stats Released By Sheriffs OfceMadison County Sheriff Ben Stewart has announced the 2013 annual report of the Sheriffs Ofce Interstate Criminal Enforcement Unit (ICE). The Interstate Criminal Enforcement Unit is comprised of two (2) Canine Ofcers primarily assigned but not limited to the interstate. Beginning in January through December of 2013 the ICE team arrested 30 separate individuals for crimes including but not limited to trafcking in illegal substances, fugitives of justice from other counties and states, credit card fraud/theft, and crimes of illegal rearms. The Interstate Criminal Enforcement unit further seized and forfeited over $225,000 as well as a 2006 Dodge Charger, all from different cases. The Interstate Criminal Enforcement Unit further conscated over two pounds of cocaine in crack and powder form, over ve pounds of marijuana, more than 47 doses of ecstasy and ve (5) weapons. Sheriff Stewart explained that he recognizes the signicance of public information being disseminated in a most timely fashion when it becomes available. However it has become paramount during these types of investigations that are continual and at times spreading over several counties and states involving numerous other agencies that certain Interstate Criminal Enforcement activity remain condential to allow for greater safety of the ofcers assigned and more opportunity of continued success of the unit and the apprehension of criminals. Sheriff Stewart emphasized the signicance of the communitys awareness and the importance of the success of the Interstate Criminal Enforcement Unit. There should be great consideration of the numerous criminals that are taken out of society as well as the forfeiture of assets that has been utilized to supplement the Sheriffs Ofce budget. This offers a reduced burden on the Madison County tax payers and further allows for the Sheriffs Ofce to maintain its current level of force to serve citizens throughout Madison County. Even though there are strict guidelines regarding forfeitures, the Sheriffs Ofce is allowed to utilize a portion of forfeitures to purchase much needed patrol vehicles and equipment to appropriBuilding Destroyed By Suspicious FireShortly before 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 1, Madison 911 Center received a report of a structure re on 422 South Range Street in downtown Madison. Units rst on scene reported the structure was fully involved and Madison Fire & Rescue requested mutual aid from other departments. Madison Fire was supported by reghters and equipment from New Home, Cherry Lake, Lee and Greenville. Also assisting was the Madison Police Department, Madison County Emergency Medical Services and the Madison County Sheriff's Ofce. No injuries were reported and the building was believed to be vacant at the time of the blaze. The State Fire Marshal's Ofce has been requested to do an investigation to determine the cause of the re.Madison County Sheriff Ben Stewart wants all citizens to be aware of different types of SCAMS occurring throughout Madison County. This is the time of year where colder climate areas have several types of contractors and laborers coming to Florida searching for work. Many of these individuals are legitimate; however, there are a number of these types of individuals who are simply attempting to defraud the homeowner. They can range from roof repairs, asphalt/milling driveways, painting, scrap metal clean up, etc.Recently, several homeowners in Madison have paid to have roof repair work done by a so-called contractor from South Carolina. These homeowners, soon after the work was completed, learned that the roong product used simply washed off in the rain. Upon attempting to contact the contractor by the number provided turns out to be a nonworking number. Sheriff Stewart encourages all citizens when approached by contractors from out of town searching for work to contact the Building Department to ensure they are legitimate and licensed to work in Madison County prior to allowing and paying for the work. Homeowners may also contact the Sheriffs Ofce for assistance in determining the legitimacy of the contractor.Scam Alert County Commission Hears Positive EndOf-Year Forestry ReportBy Lynette NorrisGreene Publishing, IncThe 2013 wrapup report for Madison County was mostly positive. Forestry ofcials B. Galbraith and Justin Kania told the commission that the forestry service appreciated their continued support and also that of Madison County residents.Some of the report highlights included 65 wildres on about 130 acres during the previous year, low numbers which were very similar to the previous year, 2012. Its been wet, and were thankful for the rain, said Galbraith. Three to ve years ago, when the country was in a drought, the numbers were much higher. The most common cause appeared to be debris burning. Thats always a big one, said Galbraith. See ICE On Page 3A See Forestry Report On Page 3A S e c t i o n B M a d i s o n C o u n t y C a r r i e r F e b r u a r y 5 2 0 1 4 Path Of Faith Inside! See Section B Photos Submitted By Pat Lightcap February 1, 2014


tAs the polls show, and as many of you are aware, there is a growing disdain for our politicians in Washington. The 2013 Congress was dubbed the Do Nothing Congress. Their partisanship and obstructionism is stifling our country and the well-being of our citizens. Our congressman is no exception. Congressman Steve Southerland voted with his extreme Tea Party colleagues to shut down the government last October, which cost the American taxpayers $24 billion. That money would have gone a long way toward feeding the poor. Then he voted with the same colleagues to keep the government shut down and not pay the bills he and the rest of Congress appropriated to begin with, all because he opposed Obamacare. He has not put forth an alternative to Obamacare, and when he signed up for it he took advantage of a federal subsidy provided by the taxpayers in order to lower his premiums, even though he says his $174,000 congressional salary is not so much. Southerland voted for the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 because the Republican leadership convinced most House Republicans to do so, to avoid another embarrassing shutdown. He is now against what he voted for, and is twisting it around to get votes from Tyndall Air Force Base. Within days after his vote he said, With two years remaining before these COLA changes are due to take effect, I am hopeful the House will address the concerns of our retirees between now and then. We did not send Southerland to Washington to be hopeful of what the House will do between now and then, we sent him there to be a leader and do what is right for us now. If he is so concerned about the COLA cuts, he should never have voted for the budget to begin with. In a News Herald article, Southerland stated, I voted against sequestration in 2011 because I knew it was wrong for North and Northwest Floridas military. Actually, he voted against a compromise bill that would lead to sequestration if Congress could not pass a budget. Sequestration was supposed to be so terrible it would force both parties to come together and pass a budget in the future. The compromise, as bad as it was, temporally funded the government and prevented a government shutdown. If all congressmen had voted against the compromise bill, like Southerland did, it would have led to another shutdown. Southerland attached an amendment to the Farm Bill cutting food stamps by $39 billion, which caused the much-needed bill our farmers depend on to fail for the first time ever. Ironically, Southerland stated in his Christmas address, Dear Friend, as we gather with our loved ones and reflect upon our personal blessings this Christmas holiday season, let us be mindful of those who are less fortunate. Yet he is determined to make harsh slashes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Is taking food away from 47 million poor people being mindful of those who are less fortunate? Southerland has fought against widely successful commercial fishing programs since taking office in 2010, but a member of his staff told a commercial fisherman last December at a fishing meeting in Tampa that Southerland changed his mind and is now willing to work with commercial fishermen. Is this because he is running against a formidable opponent for his house seat this November? It may be too late for him to garner support from commercial fishermen since, through a grassroots effort, commercial fishermen from Key West to Brownsville Texas, who are not even in Southerlands district, have donated much more to his opponent, Mrs. Gwen Graham, than he has received from his darkmoney billionaire contributors. As one of those fishermen, I am not fooled by Southerlands deceptiveness, and I hope this letter sheds some light on his hypocrisy. Instead of a congressman who does photo ops and makes statements for personal political ambitions, we need a leader in Congress who will truly reach across the aisle and work with both parties and independents, not just for the benefit of our district, but for the sake of our country. That person is Mrs. Gwen Graham. Jim ClementsThe acronym ICBM stands for intercontinental ballistic missile. That is one-third of the nuclear triad that represents Americas nuclear deterrence. Lately, the Air Force has been racked with a cheating scandal and other problems within our ICBM force that deserves our attention. The triad consists of land-based ICBMs, submarine launched ballistic missiles (SLBM), and manned bombers. Just like good investors, we dont have all of our eggs in one basket. All of our 450 ICBMs are Minuteman III missiles, each with three independently targeted warheads. Each missile is housed in an underground silo deployed primarily in the wide open spaces of Wyoming, North Dakota, and Montana. A two-man crew controls ten missiles. An important nuclear surety concept is two-man control. This is called a no lone zone, meaning that no one individual has either access or control of a nuclear weapon. In the case of the Minuteman, both members of the two-man crew must mutually agree on all aspects of weapon system operation. Crews are regularly changed to ensure that alert minds are on duty standing nuclear watch. Missile crews are regularly tested on their understanding of safety rules as well as operational procedures. Apparently, trading test questions and answers is what this latest scandal entails. Before that, there were indications of poor leadership where several senior ofcers were relieved. All of this points toward a rot within the force. I mentioned that there are three legs to the nuclear triad. The submarines and bombers are active systems, meaning that they y to train or sail to their launch station. This isnt true with solid fuel ICBMs which sit in an inactive status, awaiting a launch signal we hope never arrives. This inactive status seems to put them at a disadvantage compared to the bombers and subs and no doubt, leads to boredom. Americas ICBM structure was built during the 1960s under the watchful eye of General Bernard Schriever, a German born, American-raised engineer. An Air Force Base in Eastern Colorado that houses major units of United States Strategic Command is named for Schriever. Some of our ICBMs have been retired as our nuclear force shrinks in the wake of the breakup of the Soviet Union. Treaties, restricted budgets, and outdated technology are reasons the force has shrunk from a 1054 missiles 20 years ago to the current number. Titans, Peacekeepers, and Minuteman II have all been destroyed; their destructive payloads returned to storage for demilitarization. I was never close to the ICBM force during any part of my military career (1970-97). Instead, my profession revolved around ghter aviation and ight test. I ran into some of the ICBM ofcer force at school (graduate and staff colleges). I was never enamored with their career path although they did have an excellent graduate school program as I recall. There is some concern that our strategic nuclear force lacks the relevance it held during the height of the Cold War. Thankfully, nuclear weapons have never been employed since the two bombs were dropped on Japan in 1945, signaling the end of World War II. It is hard to stay sharp for an Armageddon event that has never come and for the sake of mankind, shouldnt come. Our strategic nuclear force today counters much smaller and more diverse threats than the Soviet Goliath of the 1970s. Thats one of the reasons our force is substantially smaller than in its heyday, but there is still a threat that must be addressed. A very real possibility in the next couple of years is a nuclear Iran that must be countered, just as North Korea is today. A key theory behind nuclear deterrence is the threat of massive retaliation directed against any state that rst employs nuclear weapons. The leadership of the Air Force has its hands full to address the failings that are evident in our ICBM force after years of neglect. Our nation depends on this component and it has been overlooked for too long. No more. Wednesday, February 5, 2014 2A Madison County CarrierVIEWPOINTS& OPINIONS National SecurityJoe Boyles Guest ColumnistIlove how recipes come back around. Its the same way clothes can be retro and songs get a brand new beat, and it gives the upcoming generation a new discovery. Its how our history is passed down and our culture stays alive. Maybe not all changes are for the better, but some change is good and especially those that happen because of our growth in knowledge. Using the example of food, our palate has grown because our world of food has expanded. As cultures collide (in a good way) we learn how other people eat and the food we cook and eat will reflect that. When I look back at old recipes, some can now make me smile. What I grew up eating as Italian or Mexican barely reflects what I now know it to be. I recently came across a recipe from the 1970s for a Middle Eastern Chicken dish. The recipe was a traditional American casserole dish with the addition of the exotic spice, curry. While it is funny to me now, I take heart in the fact that somebody had the nerve to try curry before most even knew what it was. These thoughts came to me as I was eating my Moms new broccoli salad last night. Its a salad that I absolutely love, but is not totally new to me. One of the very first food jobs I had was in a deli and we made a version of the same salad. Several years later, I tried another version and now my third, my Moms, which was passed to her by her apartment manager. She has already tweaked the recipe to her (and my) liking and has made it for several functions and is now known as her broccoli salad. I think of recipes Ive received from people I know or from cookbooks and have liked them so well that I made them for potlucks or other occasions and when asked to bring them a second time, they are referred to as your salad or your bread. If you cook, passing down recipes and making them your own is fun because not only do you get to try a new food, but you can also be creative and make it your own. If you like to take ownership of recipes, heres my Moms broccoli salad recipe. If you dont like an ingredient, leave it our or switch it for something you do like. Even if you dont change a thing, take it to work or your next food function and it might become your new dish. Broccoli Salad 1 bunch broccoli, cut into small florettes 1 to 1 cups shredded carrots cup chopped onion; red, white or yellow to 1 cup raisins to 1 cup cooked and chopped bacon optional: chopped nuts Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl. Dressing cup mayonnaise 6 Tbls. sugar 3 Tbls. apple cider vinegar Mix dressing in a small bowl and stir into broccoli mixture. Spoon salad into a sealed container and place in refrigerator to chill for about one hour.Taking Ownership Of Recipes Rose Klein Columnist Searching For Ambrosia ICBM Letter To The EditorSoutherland hypocritical on health care, budget 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!

PAGE 3 Wednesday, February 5, 2014 Madison County Carrier 3AWorld NewsBy Rose Klein Webcam Viewers Pay To Watch Korean Woman Eat In Seoul, Korea, Park Seo-Yeon, a 33year-old woman, claims she makes over $9,000 a month on her webcam channel by allowing people to watch her eat. The woman goes by the name, the Diva, and starts her hourslong meal each night at 8 p.m. in front of thousands of people. Seo-Yeon said about 60 percent of her viewers are female and her fans give various reasons for watching her eat. A lot of my viewers are on diets and they say they live vicariously through me, or they are hospital patients who only have access to hospital food so they also watch my broadcasts to see me eat. One of the best comments I ever received (was) from a viewer who said that she had gotten over her anorexia by watching me eat, said Seo-Yeon. That really meant a lot to me. Woman Beats Boyfriend For Not Snuggling In Bradenton, prosecutors of a Florida Circuit Court chose not to pursue the case of a 31-yearold woman with a misdemeanor battery charge, given to her for beating her boyfriend. Shavonna Rumph and her livein boyfriend, Henry Price, were in bed after a night of drinking and Rumph became angry with Price because he refused to cuddle. The Manatee County Sheriffs Ofce arrest report stated an argument started after the refusal causing Rumph to allegedly rip Prices shirt and threaten him with a knife. Drunken Man Arrested For Mistaking Police Ofcer As Stripper In Old Shotton, England, a man who mistakenly thought a female police ofcer was a stripper, pleaded guilty to obstructing an ofcer. Paul Harbord, 27, had been at a pub all day, drinking with friends, who had just told him to expect entertainment when the female ofcer arrived. The ofcer was there to investigate a report of rowdy behavior, but when Harbord saw the ofcer he said, Look, here is one of the strippers! He then began dancing around the ofcer and icking her with a bar towel. Even after the ofcer placed him under arrest, Harbord didnt believe she was a real police ofcer until she took him to the station for processing. 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 Kinsley Classified and Legal AdsCheltsie KinsleyDeadline for classieds is Monday at 3 p.m.Deadline for legal advertisements is Monday at 5 p.m. There will be a $7 charge for affidavits.Circulation DepartmentSheree MillerSubscription Rates:In-County $35 Out-of-County $45 E-Edition $25 ($5 add on to existing subscription) (State & local taxes included) ICE Cont. From Page 1Aately equip the men and women of the Sheriffs Ofce. Sheriff Stewart concluded that since inception of this unit back in 2010 it has forfeited over $1.4 million dollars, conscated over 90 pounds of cocaine, 268 pounds of marijuana, 310 doses of ecstasy, and there have been over 100 arrests. To further respond to inquiries of the Sheriffs Ofce new style of patrol vehicles (Ford Explorers), it should be noted that the historical Crown Vic is no longer in production with Ford Motor Company. However, they produced the Police Package Explorer for its replacement. The Explorer meets the operational efciency of todays economy with greater fuel mileage, better suspension for unpaved roadways, more driver and passenger safety features and at a lesser purchase price on state contract. Its been the Sheriffs Ofce experience that this new style of patrol vehicle is also offering a reduced maintenance cost as well. As usual, patrol vehicles with the Sheriffs Ofce are purchased with seized drug money. Forestry Report Cont. From Page 1ATheir outlook for the coming year was to expect more res in Central and South Florida, which has been a little drier. The Forestry Service also issued a little over 1600 permits for debris and land-clearing burns, affecting about 23,000 acres and assisted landowners in controlled burns to clear away underbrush. Fire safety education and re prevention are a big part of the agencys mission, and in 2013, it delivered its re prevention message to approximately 23,000 people, including educational programs at local schools. Kania then took the podium with more good news for the timber management side of the division reporting no outbreaks of the Southern pine beetle for 2013, and the enrollment of Madison County landowners in the Pine Beetle Prevention Program. He also spoke briey of the education sessions the division does through 4H clubs and presentations at civic clubs. Madison County is an outstanding example of what a rural forestry program should be about, said Galbraith. Farm Share Calls Meeting For Non-ProtsBy Rose KleinGreene Publishing, Inc.Chad McCormick, head of Farm Share for Madison County, is requesting that all non-prot organizations in Madison and surrounding Counties attend a meeting on Saturday, Feb. 22 at 6:30 p.m. McCormick, in an effort to reduce food waste, will be focusing on the quantities of food needed for each organization on his next trip to Quincy in March.McCormick says he is hoping that Farm Share will be located in Madison by mid-March, which would end the drive to Quincy, but for now needs participation by all involved so that no more food than is needed will be gathered. If you need to contact McCormick, he can be reached at (850) 464-6190. 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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 7 The Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) at Madison County High School will be hosting a chicken and rice dinner at noon on Friday, Feb. 7, on the Courthouse Lawn. Cost is $6 and includes green beans, pickles, bread, a drink and dessert. Beth Moore will direct FCCLA parents in preparing the meal. Money earned will go towards FCCLA students attending the State Leadership Conference. February 8 Concord Baptist Church, located at 829 NW Concord Church Road in Greenville, will host a sportsmans challenge and wild game dinner on Feb. 8. Challenges begin at 1 p.m. and will be followed by a wild game dinner at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 each for adults and $5 each for ages 5-10 and include the archery challenge and wild game dinner. A skeet challenge is available for an additional $5 for 10 shots. February 8 Concord Baptist Church, located at 829 NW Concord Church Road in Greenville, 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 15 The Pine Tree Quilters are having their 18thAnnual Brunch and Quilt Show from 9 a.m.noon at the United Methodist Cooperative Ministries Center, 135 NE Dill Ave., off Colin Kelly Highway. Enjoy a delicious brunch and admire the beautiful quilts on display. The Pine Tree Quilters make warm quilts to give away to those in need, and the annual quilt show is a fundraiser to buy quilting supplies. They will be accepting donations in any amount, and also offering three large quilts and several baby quilts for sale. February 19 A free workshop will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 19 at 9:30 a.m. at Madison Country Club on 445 SW Country Club Rd in Madison. Valuable information for seniors on securing ones estate and retirement planning will be provided. You will receive a workbook and gain useful information you can act upon immediately regarding: pros and cons of wills and trust, how to avoid probate, long term health care concerns and tax reduction planning. CLA Estate Services is a firm devoted to assisting area residents in protecting their assets and ensuring their money lasts. Their representatives have comprehensive knowledge of Estate planning issues that will help you avoid common and sometimes irreversible mistakes. Seating is limited, please call 1-866-2528721 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Central Standard Time to confirm your attendance to this very important workshop. Information in this workshop comes from a wide range of sources. For over twenty years they have been presenting concepts that come from clients, from attorneys, from financial planners, from government agencies, and a wide variety of private and public sources. CLA Estate Services hopes the information presented will help you have a better understanding of your planning choices. 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, on 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, February 5, 2014 4A Madison County CarrierAROUNDMADISONCOUNTY ObituariesCommunity Calendar BAILEY MONUMENT CO 740252 William Bill Clinton Catledge Sr, age 89, of Tallahassee passed away on Friday, January 24, 2014 in Tallahassee. The third child out of four, he was born in Madison on October 10, 1924 to Bernice Smith Catledge, and Wesley Wilburn Catledge Sr. Bill graduated from Madison High School, and then attended the University of Florida from 1942-1943 before joining the U.S. Army in March 1943. He served with Company C 10th Infantry Regiment of the 5th Infantry Division (nicknamed Red Diamonds or Red Devils), which participated in three campaigns: Normandy, Northern France, and Rhineland. He was captured by the Germans in Metz, France, spent 212 days as a POW, and was honorably discharged on November 16, 1945 as a Corporal. Bills beloved wife of fifty-eight years, Jimmie Geneva Vickers Catledge of Homerville, Ga., whom he married on December 4, 1943, predeceased him. Following the war, Bill and Geneva lived in Madison where he worked in the grocery business. A move to Ga., first to Sylvester and then later to Cairo, landed him in farm supplies. In 1959, they moved to Tallahassee where he worked as an insurance agent with Life of Ga. and then Gulf Life. They joined St. Pauls United Methodist Church and were members of the Burleigh Law Sunday School Class. Besides being an avid fan of the University of Floridas football team, Bills many interests included gardening, hunting, classic country music, and Irish singer Daniel ODonnell. In his younger days, he participated in a bowling league where he earned the moniker clean-up man because of his ability to bowl strikes. Making his list of favorite football players are Peyton Manning, Tim Tebow, and Danny Wuerffel. Anticipation of an oyster dinner whether fried, stewed, or rawalways brought a twinkle to his eye. He lived a rich and joyful life, and cherished his family and all their times together. Bill is survived by his daughter Patricia Catledge Peters and son-in-law Stephen Peters of Lenox, Massachusetts, his son William Clinton Catledge Jr and daughter-in-law Sherie Korelitz Catledge of Bethpage, Tennessee, seven grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. He also leaves behind two sisters Claire Catledge Leslie of Atlanta, Ga., and Faye Sowell Crockett of Bainbridge, Ga. as well as a brother-in-law David Crockett, also of Bainbridge, Ga. Bills brother, Wesley Wilburn Catledge Jr. of Bainbridge, Ga. predeceased him. A Celebration of Life service was held at St. Pauls Methodist Church on Monday, February 3 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests all donations to be made in his memory to St. Pauls United Methodist Church, 1700 North Meridian Road, Tallahassee, Florida 32303. William Bill Clinton Catledge, Sr. Francis Milford HendersonFrancis Milford Henderson, age 76, passed away on January 30, 2014 in Mayo. A Funeral service was held Monday, February 3, 2014 at 2 p.m. at New Macedonia Baptist Church, Greenville. The family received friends at the church one hour prior to the service. Burial was held at Barclay Cemetery, Greenville. He was born March 14,1937 in Greenville, the son of the late Carraway Henderson and Martha Barclay Henderson. He was a truck driver. He served in the US Air Force. He lived in Las Vegas for a few years after his discharge from the Air Force. He was a member of the New Macedonia Baptist Church. He loved to fish and spend time with his grandchildren. He is survived by four daughters: Susie Nielson of Utah, Linda Eliasen (Bart), Patty Webster (Joe) of Las Vegas, Nev., and Christin Henderson of Live Oak; one brother, Jesse Adolph Henderson (Shirley) of Adel, Ga.; two sisters: Ruth Ward (Jack) of Jacksonville. and Nellie Hill (Ed) of Greenville; and 10 grandchildren. Thank You The Bembry FamilyWords cannot express how grateful we are for the kind words, the owers, the food, the gifts and the love that was shown to us during the loss of our father. We are grateful to everyone who called, came to the service and the visitation and sent notes to us through mail, email, and social media offering condolences and sharing with us a little of the impact that our father may have had on your lives. God bless you all. We love you. The children of Robert Eugene Bobby Bembry, Jacob, Debbie, Danny and Abbie Thank YouThe Mount Zion A.M.E. Church would like to extend a big "Thank You to everyone who participated in the Christmas Community Dinner on Dec. 21, 2013. We appreciate the community's kindness and support. Again, thank you and may God bless you all. We thank God for blessing us to serve 288 dinners to community residents. Sincerely, Rev. Ralph Campbell, Pastor Savilla Murphy, Coordinator Read Your Local Papers OnlineJust a reminder to everyone that you can read the actual Madison County Carrier and Madison EnterpriseRecorder newspapers online. The online edition of the newspaper (called an e-edition) is available not only on computers, but also on iPads, Kindles, other tablets, iPhones and Android phones. A One year subscription to the e-edition is only $25 per year. The online e-editions become available for viewing every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon. If you would like to subscribe to the e-edition and the print edition, you simply need to add ve dollars to the cost of the print subscription. Current print subscriptions are $35 incounty and $45 out-ofcounty. To view a sample of the e-edition, go to m. To start your subscription today, or for more information, call (850) 973-4141 or email so we can get the information on how to get the online edition to you.


By Lynette NorrisGreene Publishing, Inc.Broadly speaking, Farm Share is a large-scale, non-prot food bank and packinghouse organization for excess farm produce, guest speaker Chad McCormick told the Kiwanis Club of Madison. Farm Share takes in that excess farm produce, the leftover crops that would normally be thrown away or plowed back under. Now, instead of allowing their excess produce to go to waste, farmers can simply load it up and bring it to a nearby warehouse or depot operated by Farm Share, a nonprot organization working to end hunger and malnutrition in Florida communities. The warehouse takes that excess produce, sorts it and distributes it through a community network of churches, food pantries, soup kitchens and other nonprot agencies in local communities that feed the hungry. Statewide, Farm Share of Florida operates in more than 500 Florida communities, providing more than 25,000 volunteer hours a year to get nutritious food like fresh fruits and vegetables onto the tables of low-income families the elderly, families with children, veterans and others on low or xed incomes. WIC and food stamps arent always enough for those living in poverty, and Farm Share helps ll in those gaps. McCormick, a Farm Share volunteer who was recently featured in the Jan. 10 edition of the Madison Enterprise-Recorder, has been working to bring a Farm Share depot/warehouse to Madison. At his Kiwanis presentation, he recounted some of his experiences working with the Farm Share organization. That morning, he had just completed a 180-mile round trip to the warehouse in Quincy to bring back fresh fruit and vegetables to Madison families and individuals who need them; the warehouse doors opened at 9 a.m., and just half an hour later, all the food in that entire building had been distributed to various charitable agencies there for pick-up, including McCormicks. Every week, he also drives his van to Perry, where he picks up about 1000 pounds of food to distribute. What does he get? He never knows what will be available from one trip to the next it depends what is in season and what has been brought in but his last trip included miniature watermelons, honeydews, okra, cucumbers, squash, cherry tomatoes, bread and blankets. Farmers are not the only ones who donate to Farm Share. Sometimes, grocery stores, bakeries, delis and other businesses will donate items that are nearing their sell-by date. And it isnt just food; McCormick told Kiwanis that Farm Share has also distributed items such as soap, socks, warm underwear, jackets and cleaning supplies whenever they were available. Charitable agencies can come to the Farm Share warehouse and get anywhere from 100 to 100,000 pounds of food, depending on how many people they plan to feed. All the agency or organization needs to do rst is go to the Farm Share website and ll out an application to let the warehouse know how much of a need the agency is trying to meet; currently, it does take a bit of a commute to the nearest warehouse to bring in food to Madison families, but volunteers are doing it. In summing up the work that Farm Share does, McCormick got to the heart of the matter, something he has been working toward for quite some time. I would like to have a Farm Share (warehouse) here, he told the Kiwanis Club. His three main reasons were: 1) the community is very poor; 2) there are lots of hungry families; 3) a Farm Share distribution center would provide an abundance of service hours for churches, civic groups and other volunteer organizations. It would also give local farmers a place nearby to bring their excess produce, meaning more food available for distribution. It would bring a Farm Share truck to Madison, again, making more food available for families here. It would also allow volunteers to take the time they would normally spend on the road and redirect it toward feeding hungry people. To bring a Farm Share depot here, he would need to nd a building large enough to house the food brought in, with a few other features that would meet the criteria for efcient operation. It would need a dock where semis could ofoad the produce, and would have to be large enough to accommodate a forklift needed to move pallets and large containers of food from dock to warehouse, and from warehouse to delivery vehicles. Anyone who had such a building could get a tax break for allowing Farm Share to use it as a distribution center. When and how often the warehouse would be open for distribution would depend on how much food was brought in and how many organizations were involved in the distribution, which could be anywhere from once a month to once a week, to every day, depending on the need. Meanwhile, volunteers would be needed to help load and unload the food, sort through it and package it to be sent out. Whatever had to be pulled out as no longer fresh or edible would be set aside, but even this would not be wasted. Rather then throwing it away, Farm Share distributes this to local farmers to feed to pigs, goats and other livestock. When it came to the really heavy work of ofoading the produce, McCormick said he had already had a few discussions with MCI and Epp Richardson of the Madison County Sheriffs Department about allowing inmates who are eligible for community service to help out. If only they had a building in Madison that would work.... Then, Kiwanis member James Ray, who is also a member of the board for Consolidated Christian Ministries (CCM) raised his hand and said that CCM had such a building and would be willing to provide the space Farm Share would need. CCM operates on the second and fourth Mondays of the month, and Farm Share could operate around that schedule. That really tells you, God answers prayer, said McCormick of the fortunate turn of events. Now that we have a building, we need a community work day to ready the building and then volunteers to maintain it. For a Farm Share depot to be up and running, they needed at least ve civic or charitable organizations to help with distributing the food. If ten organizations join up, they can get more food from Farm Share. McCormick would also like to be able to distribute blankets, socks, warm clothes and jackets. Even wood from land-clearing projects could be put to use. Low-income families who use wood burning stoves would welcome the rewood. Wed like to be a full-service center here, he told Kiwanis. If, after all the charities had picked up their food, there was any left over, it could be taken to the Senior Citizen Center. Getting the building organized, getting the churches, civic clubs and other charitable groups to ll out their applications online and guring out how much food theyll be moving in and out and how often, might take a couple of months, then the Farm Share warehouse would be up and running. For more information about Farm Share, visit the Welcome to Farm Share website at, or contact them at To sign up your club or organization, click on the How to Help tab and download and ll out the Farm Share application. To nd out what is needed and what you can do at this point to help bring Madisons Farm Share warehouse to fruition, contact McCormick at (850) 4646190 or (850) 929-7561 or email him at www.openarmsfumc Wednesday, February 5, 2014 Madison County Carrier 5AAROUNDMADISONCOUNTY An Answered Prayer: Farm Share Is Coming To MadisonGreene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Lynette Norris, January 23, 2014Farm Share volunteer Chad McCormick talks to Kiwanis about what the organization does and why he would like to bring a Farm Share warehouse to Madison County. Before his presentation was over, he had a promise of a building that Farm Share could use. FCCLA To Hold Fundraiser Dinner For State Leadership ConferenceBy Rose KleinGreene Publishing, Inc.The Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) at Madison County High School will be hosting a dinner on Friday, Feb. 7 at 11 a.m. until on the courthouse lawn. The cost of the chicken and rice dinner is $6 and will include green beans, pickles, bread, a drink and dessert. The meal will be cooked under the direction of Beth Moore by FCCLA parents. Money earned will support students who will be attending the FCCLA State Leadership Conference. These students will be competing in state level competition.


By Rose KleinGreene Publishing, Inc.The Knights of Columbus is a charitable organization that exists to help the community and has a long history of doing so. The organization began in 1882 when Father Michael McGivney founded the group in order to provide insurance benets for Catholic men so their families would have support in the event of death or need. The intent of the organization was to provide security for widows and orphans of the Catholic parishioners, but today the Knights of Columbus assist not only their Catholic members, but the outside community as well. The Madison Knights of Columbus is a fairly small group (or Round Table as they call themselves) of men who attend St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church. Due to the groups size, they are limited by what they can accomplish, but that doesnt stop their enthusiasm or desire to help those in need. Some of the past contributions they have made to Madison County include Thanksgiving dinners, Christmas gifts to seniors, nancial assistance to the elderly, donations to the Pregnancy Center and cleaning up Brady cemetery. When speaking to the group, they said they provide for whatever needs are made known to them and would like to do more, but sometimes they are limited by their funds. The current fundraiser for the organization is Bingo that will be held at the churchs social hall, Villa Maria, every other Thursday evening. All proceeds from the game will go towards creating an income for the Knights and will be a means for them to do more for the community of Madison County. Bingo will start up Thursday, Feb. 6 and will run every other Thursday after that. Admission is free to enter, so all you will need to purchase are your cards. Refreshments will be available for a reasonable price and will include Chicago-style hot dogs, popcorn, chips, sodas and sweets. There will be a total of 12 games and cash prizes will be awarded. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with an Early Bird 50/50 game at 7 p.m. If you are looking for a fun, family oriented social event that could win you a prize and give back to the community, Bingo will be at the Villa Maria located at 258 NW Orange Street in Madison. If you need more information about Bingo or the Knights of Columbus, call Bob Bezick at (850) 929-4387. Wednesday, February 5, 2014 6A Madison County CarrierAROUNDMADISONCOUNTY By Lynette NorrisGreene Publishing, Inc.It takes a lot of planning to pull off an event as big as the annual 4thof July God & Country Celebration, so thats why the Lions Club gets started in January and invites members of the community who would like to participate, to join them and share their ideas. On the 23rd, Lions Club president Jay Lee met with fellow Lions Christy Roebuck and Norman Brightwell in the Madison County Memorial Hospital boardroom for the kickoff planning meeting. Other members of the community present were Mike Kirkland and Wayne Conger, president of the Madison Rotary Club. Traditionally, that is a good turnout for the rst meeting, Lee said later. As time goes on and the meetings go from once a month, to twice a month, to every week as the Big Day approaches, more and more people join in the meetings. Although the God and Country celebrations of the past have been successful, even when bad weather threatened, as with last year, Lee said he wanted to do even better in 2014. The location will still be around Lake Frances, and this year, with some of the aesthetic improvements added by the city in the form of a few hardwood benches around the shore, a picnic table and a paved boat ramp, it should be even better. In planning ahead even further than this year, those at the meeting also discussed a proposed gazebo at the Lake Frances dock area, an idea tossed around by the City of Madison looking for civic clubs and other organizations that might want to help with the venture. The idea met with general approval, and t with most civic club parameters of being a community-oriented/benecia l project. Something with a solid roof would be a boon for events that have to protect microphones, speakers and other equipment from the weather. Last year, the God & Country Celebration had a tent to protect its entertainment and sound equipment from the 20minute downpour that burst on the scene right before the event was supposed to start, then dissipated as quickly as it had come, but something with a solid, permanent top would have been much better. Those at the meeting agreed to start talking to city ofcials and others to get the ball rolling on the gazebo idea and see how it went from there. It might not get built in time for this years Fourth of July, but if it did come to fruition, it would denitely be ready for the Fourth of July Celebration for 2015. A structure like a gazebo would also enhance the lakes attractiveness and the city could rent it out for weddings and similar occasions. Getting back to 2014, one of the new additions to the 4thof July event might be a 5K Liberty Run and a much shorter Fun Run. Since this would be in the middle of summer, these would take place in the early morning, and to avoid crossing any major roads, they would be held on the NFCC campus, where other running events have been held and where there is a good variety of at and hilly surfaces to delight serious runners. All participants would receive T-shirts; entry fees were discussed, but would have to be nalized at a later meeting. Other ideas surfaced for a rafe and door prizes, with tickets to be handed out by vendors to their customers. The customers would be responsible for lling them out and turning them in to the rafe master at the Lions Club tent. The club would hold drawings every hour or half hour throughout the evening, culminating in a drawing for a big prize right at the end. For entertainment, this year might have something new in the form of a local talent show or talent contest in addition to the regular stage groups like last years. If enough people would like to enter the contest for a chance to sing, dance, do gymnastics/acrobatics, perform magic tricks or whatever, that idea looks like it will get a green light as well. There were discussions about safety and security, and of course, reworks. It wouldnt be the 4thwithout reworks. That would be like Madison without The Mansion, or without Four Freedoms Park. It would somehow still be the 4thand it would somehow still be Madison, but it wouldnt be the same. The next planning meeting for the God & Country celebration is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 20, at 6:30 p.m., also in the hospital meeting room. Again, any members of the community who would like to help out or who have some ideas to bring to the table are welcome to come and join in. Lions Club Holds First 4thOf July Planning MeetingGreene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Lynette Norris, January 23, 2014Its never too early to start planning for the annual Madison Lions Club 4th of July God & Country Celebration, as Lions club members and community residents know. Seated around the table from left to right are: Lion Christy Roebuck, Lion Norman Brightwell, Lions Club president Jay Lee, Mike Kirkland and Wayne Conger, president of the Rotary Club of Madison. Knights Of Columbus Covers Madison Countys Needs With FunGreene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Rose Klein, January 31, 2014Madisons Knights of Columbus stand in front of their very professional Bingo board. The small Round Table of Knights is working to raise money so they may continue their charitable deeds in Madison County. Standing from left to right are: Bob Bezick, 4thDegree Knight; Dustin Bezick, 2ndDegree Knight; Gene Alberti, 1stDegree Knight and Treasurer; and Bob Wieland, 4thDegree Knight and Chair. Not pictured is Al Sorrenti, the organizer of the Bingo games and a 4th Degree Knight. 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!

PAGE 7 Wednesday, February 5, 2014 Madison County Carrier 7ASCHOOL K4 (Bass) All E Annabelle Acutt, Cadie Agner, Beau Beshears, Henry Cooksey, Case Curry, Bubba Davis, Matthew Hughes, Kade McLeod, Kendall Perdue, Bo Rutledge, Lilly Sears, Brigham Sparkman, Jacob Vickers, Addison Walker, Maggie Walker, J.R. Watson K-5 (Stephens) All E Kanny Andrews, Caine Demott, Benjamin Faglie, Leighton Faglie, MadiLynn Hughes, Brandon Key, J.T. Kinard, Jaret Kinsey, Georgia Lindsey, Morgan McNeill, Skyler Pearson, Heaven-Leigh Purvis, Natalie Register, Emma Rogers, London Smith All E/S+ Tanner Baggett First Grade (Roberts) All A Hayden Ashworth, Ethan Bass, Nash Beshears, Natalie Clark, Dalton Demott, Kristina Everly, Joshua Forehand, Emma Green, Logan Riedle, Raegan Walker All A and B Suzanne Beshears, Bryson Clore, Lauren Davis, Jacob Flynt, Kyle Hamrick, Caleb Walker, Jason Wheeler Second Grade (Love) All A Tyson Clark, Bradynn Johnson, Emma Vickers All A and B Ivy Armstrong, Riley Beggs, Joshua Boland, Harper Davis, Adam Day, Wyman Demott, Lauchlin Faglie, Leigha Hunt, Jadyn Kinsey, Chase Oester, Josh Payne, Madison Roland, Aisley Smith, Walker Sparkman, Tyler Stowers, Emilee Walker Third Grade (Aman) All A Brewster Bass, Daisy Kinard, Emma Tharpe, Kaitlyn Tharpe, Ali Townsend All A and B Joleane Alexandrou, Joseph Boland, Destiny Clore, Aiden Day, Axel Day, Anna Drawdy, Sammi Drawdy, Jace Grant, Daniel Harrington, Samuel Kennedy, Haylie McLeod, Macy Reagan, Riley Rutledge, Caroline Taylor, Paxton Williams Fourth Grade (Whiddon) All A Turner Beshears, Kasey Chmura, Tag Williams All A and B Jacob Green, Oliver Hutsell, Jenna Lindsey, Addison Shiver, Megan Vann, Ben Whiddon Fifth Grade (Falk) All A Keira Evans, Riley Rowe, Olivia Walton All A and B Selina Drawdy, James Hightower, Liam Mediate, Alissa Roland, Jarrett Roland, Taylor Roland, MaryRose Schwier, Will Sullivan Fifth Grade (Hughey) All A Joey Davis, Kolton Grambling All A and B Natalie Andrews, Lindsey Davis, Dean Forehand, Jared Grant, Riley Hamrick, Tyler Slaughter, Wyatt Stafford, Anna Lee Trest, Travis Wheeler Sixth Grade All A Andy Jiang, Dennis Jiang All A and B Nathan Dukes, Ansley English, Nathan Green, Carl Hall, Brandon Hannon, Julianna Linsey, Bailey McLeod, Abby Reams, Marley Restrepo, Austin Wheeler Seventh Grade All A Emily Brock All A and B Grace Beshears, Emily Forehand, Ian Hutsell, Ryan Jackson, Chloe Reams, Megan Schofill, Dilyn Stowers, Taylor Walker Eighth Grade All A Timothy Finlayson, Camryn Grant All A and B Stewart Dalzell, Summer Dee, Skylar Dickey, Jacob Dukes, Jessica Giddens, Elizabeth Hightower, Evan Hocking, Katie James, Carly Joiner, Kurt Lane, Ryals Lee, Abigail Morgan, Hannah Searcy, Ria Wheeler, Mickaela Whiddon Ninth Grade All A Nick Arceneaux, Traynor Barker, Dena Bishop, Joshua Greene, Sarah Hall, Kelly Horne, Jenny Jackson, Hannah Lewis, Kirsten Reagan, Ramsey Sullivan, Kate Whiddon All A and B Cali Burkett, Cassie Davis, Faith Demott, Darren Ellis, Stephanie English, Joe Hannon, Brittany Hughes, Heather James, Summerlyn Marsh, Gatlin Nennstiel, Alex Parker, Sarah Riley, Elaina Roland, Natalie Vasquez Tenth Grade All A Dorian Alberti, Corey Brandies, Taylor Copeland, Dalton Gramling, Abigail Hettinger, Savannah Jenkins, Zackery Peterson, Sarah Tharpe, Emma Witmer All A and B Christopher Fitch, Sam Hogg, Taylor McKnight, Taylor Nugent, Kyle Rogers, T.J. Swords, Gaige Winchester Eleventh Grade All A Shawn, Blue, Timothy Burrus, Morgan Cline, Ricky Finlayson, Eric Hutsell, Sarah James All A and B Zach Arceneaux, Cole Barclay, Austin Bishop, Ty Chancy, Maddie Everett, Zach Holley, Winston Lee, Zach Lunn, Kinzi Mattingly, Carson Nennstiel, Monique Restrepo, Nick Roberts, Cole Schwab, Savannah Tyler Twelfth Grade All A Victoria Brock, Cole Davis, Lauren Demott, Casey Demott, Brandon Holm, Hunter Horne, Aimee Love, Ashlyn Mills, Sara Peeler All A and B Devan Courtney, Jacob Dunbar, Ashley Hebert, Brooke Joiner, Braden Mattingly, Christiana Reams, Mallory Register, Whitney Stevens By Lynette Norris Greene Publishing, Inc.Im proud to have been considered for this position, said Bill Gemmill of being chosen the principal of James Madison Preparatory High School. JMPHS, a chartered public high school with a rigorous, STEM-focused curriculum, opened its doors in August 2013 and welcomed its first class of 43 ninth graders. Each year, the school will add another grade, until it has all four high school grades by the school year 2016-2017. Gemmill, who has worked in education as a teacher, coach and administrator during his career, had mostly retired in Nashville, TN., when a recruiter contacted him about coming to JMPHS. In recounting his decision to pull up stakes and move to a small, rural community, to a school so small it had a staff of four adults, Gemmill stated, The only reason I came here was the board of directors (of the school) and the kind of people they are. People from the community, not a charterbusiness organization. He was impressed by how engaged they were in the school and how dedicated they were to making it a reality; parents and grandparents coming out to work on the building and get it ready to open. This school here, what an amazing place, he said. They put their hearts into it. Before school started, he had a chance to sit down and talk to each of the 43 students in the very first class. As time progressed, one moved to Atlanta, one went to another school, and a third also moved away, leaving a total of 40. Weve got 40 awesome kids that will be sophomores next year, he said, and with 50 seats available for each grade level, that means looking at 10 open seats for next years 10thgrade class, in addition to the 50 new seats open for the next group of ninth graders. He would like to get the word out about those 60 open seats and encourage prospective students to apply for them by the March 1 deadline. To help families decide if JMPHS is the right place for their children, the school is holding an Open House for all interested, prospective students and their families. The Open House is Thursday evening, Feb. 27, from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m., and includes a tour of the school, an informational meeting discussing the application process, curriculum and expectations as well as a question-and-answer session. He also wants to hire four new teachers and a guidance counselor who would also teach. Its a small school, and Gemmill himself teaches two classes. Another positive part of his job is the good relationship he has with School Superintendent Doug Brown, whom he meets with on an almost weekly basis to talk about what is going on at JMPHS. He has found such a relationship usually rare in his career, and feels blessed to have that here, where it makes things better for everybody. When it comes to relationships, the school has a fantastic relationship with the new hospital, Gemmill told the audience. The grounds and the school building are actually owned by the hospital, and JMPHS leases from them at a very reasonable rate. In the future, he envisions a continued great relationship because of the schools STEM focus and some of the students interest in the health sciences. With such a small school, there arent a whole lot of students to form organized teams for the bigger sports, but by law, since they attend a public school that has no athletic program of its own, they are allowed to participate in athletic teams at Madison County High School. As a former coach and athlete, Gemmill places importance on that provision, but its one caveat is that JMPHS cannot have any kind of team of its own, no matter how small. Even a tiddlywinks team, if it was sanctioned by the FHSAA (Florida High School Athletic Association) would mean that the kids couldnt participate in anything at (MCHS), said Gemmill, adding that he hoped to talk to Florida legislators about that in the near future. Even though the school couldnt field a football team, it might have enough for a basketball team or a tennis team. To Gemmill, it does not make sense to deny a small school the chance to form small teams of its own without having to forfeit the chance to participate in the larger teams that the bigger school could organize. When it comes to music, interested students will be able to participate in the MCHS marching band. Band director Geoff Hill has a last period class, starting this summer, that will be available for JMPHS students. Meanwhile, JMPHS students have been an active part of MCHS athletic teams, including seven students on its baseball teams, five on the junior varsity football team, two on the tennis team, five on the girls volleyball team, and five on the varsity softball teamall while maintaining their grades. Anybody who has any interest in the school, please come out and see us, he said. I want to let people know about us. JMPHS Principal Bill Gemmill Visits Rotary Club Aucilla Christian Academy Honor Roll--3rd 6 Weeks--


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PAGE 9 Wednesday, February 5, 2014 Madison County Carrier 9A All Legals are posted on line at and at Deadline For Legals: Every Monday and Wednesday by 3 p.m. L e g a l s 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5 1/29, 2/5 1/29, 2/5 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2014-07-CP PROBATE DIVISION IN RE: The Estate of JACOB ALLEN PORTER, Deceased. ______________________________\ NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ENTITLED ESTATE AND ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN SAID ESTATE: YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that the administration of the estate of JACOB ALLEN PORTER, deceased, is pending in the Circuit Court in and for Madison County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is the Madison County Courthouse, 125 SW Range Avenue, Madison, Florida 32340. The name and address of the Co-Personal Representatives and the Co-Personal Representatives attorney are set forth below. All persons having claims or demands against the estate are required, WITHIN THREE CALENDAR MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE to le with the clerk of the above styled court a written statement of any claim or demand they may have. Each claim must be in writing and must indicate the basis for the claim, the name and address of the creditor or his agent or attorney, and the amount claimed. If the claim it not yet due, the date when it will become due shall be stated. If the claim is contingent or unliquidated, the nature of the uncertainty shall be stated. If the claim is secured, the security shall be described. The claimant shall deliver sufcient copes of the claim to the clerk to enable the clerk to mail one (1) copy to the personal representative. All persons interested in the estate to whom a copy of this Notice of Administration has been mailed are required, WITHIN THREE CALENDAR MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE to le any objections they may have that challenges the validity of the qualications of the personal representative, or the venue or jurisdiction of the Court. ALL CLAIMS AND OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED WILL FOREVER BE BARRED. Date of the rst publication of this Notice of Administration: February 5, 2014 LAURA DENISE STOREY FRANCIS JOHN PORTER Co-Personal Representative Co-Personal Representative 258 NW Boggy Bay Road 1198 NE Lantana Street Greenville, Florida 32331 Lee, Florida 32059 HARDEE LAW FIRM, PL CARY A. HARDEE, II Florida Bar No.: 133856 Post Ofce Drawer 450 Madison, Florida 32341 Telephone (850) 973-4007 Primary E-mail: Secondary E-mail: Attorney for Co-Personal Representatives 2/5, 2/12 2/5, 2/12

PAGE 10 Wednesday, February 5, 2014 10A Madison County CarrierSPORTS By Fran HuntGreene Publishing, Inc.The Aucilla Christian Academy varsity Lady Warriors lost three of the nal four games of the regular season, to wind up on a 7-18 record. Aucilla hit the hardwood against Monroe on Jan. 17 and the Lady Warriors were downed for a 36-32 loss. Taylor Copeland scored three points. Marissa Duber netted for two points, with six rebounds, and one blocked shot. Morgan Cline bucketed for six points, and grabbed ve rebounds. Ramsey Sullivan scored ve points, and had three steals. Kelly Horne had four points, four rebounds, and three steals. Kinzi Mattingly netted for ve points, snagged 10 rebounds, and had four steals. Kayla Knecht netted for seven points, with two assists. Lauren Demott had ve rebounds, and four steals. The Lady Warriors squared off against Branford on January 21 and the Lady Warriors lost, 43-37. Horne had four points, and four rebounds. Duber netted for two points, with 10 rebounds, three steals, and one blocked shot. Cline had one point, and seven rebounds. Sullivan had one point, and six rebounds. Mattingly scored two points, with seven rebounds. Stevens targeted for 15 points. Knecht netted for six points, with ve rebounds, two assists, and three steals. The Lady Warriors hit the hardwood against Franklin County on January 23 and the Lady Warriors came out on top of a 3633 scoreboard. Horne had one point, and four rebounds. Sullivan scored one point, with six rebounds, and two assists. Mattingly netted for two points, with ve rebounds, and two steals. Demott bucketed for four points, and had three rebounds, and three assists. Stevens bucketed for nine points, and had two assists. Maddie Everett scored two points. Knecht targeted for 16 points, and had ve rebounds, two assists, and four steals. Duber had four rebounds, and three steals. The Lady Warriors faced off against John Paul II on January 24, and the Lady Warriors were thrown for a 35-25 loss. Duber bucketed for six points, snagged seven rebounds, and had two steals, and three blocked shots. Cline netted for three points, and had eight rebounds. Sullivan had one point. Mattingly scored six points, with nine rebounds, and three steals. Demott had four points, ve rebounds, and two assists. Everett scored three points. Knecht had two points, ve rebounds, and two steals. The Lady Warriors went into the rst round of District play on January 28, against Monroe. Those statistics will be forthcoming.Lady Warriors Wind Up Regular Season 7-18By Fran HuntGreene Publishing, Inc.The Aucilla Christian Academy middle school girls basketball team won three of the nal four games of the season, to stand on a 12 -2 record. The young Lady Warriors hit the hardwood against Highland Christian on Jan. 7 and the young Lady Warriors trashed their opponent for a 42-9 victory. Skylar Dickey netted for two points, with one rebound, and one steal. Megan Scholl had two rebounds, and one steal. Shayma Lott scored two points, with one assist, one rebound, and one steal. Ashlyn Rogers scored two points, and had ve rebounds. Abigail Morgan scored two points, and had two rebounds. Camryn Grant targeted for a whopping 17 points, with six rebounds, and snagged eight steals. Katie James had one rebound, and one steal. Elizabeth Hightower netted for seven points, with three assists, three steals, and one blocked shot. Carly Joiner bucketed for eight points, with four assists, two rebounds, and six steals. Summer Dee had two points, and one rebound. The young Lady Warriors faced off against Brookwood on January 10 and Aucilla downed their opponent for a 37-17 victory. Dickey had two points. Scholl scored two points, with one assist, three rebounds, and seven steals. Rogers snagged eight rebounds. Grant targeted for 17 points, with one assist, had 11 rebounds for a double-double, and snagged eight steals, which is the second time this season she was just shy of obtaining a triple-double. James had three rebounds, and two steals. Hightower netted for eight points, with one assist, seven rebounds, and four steals. Joiner had two points, with two assists, one rebound, and four steals. Haley Jones had ve points, and ve steals. Summer Dee had three rebounds. Aucilla went up against Georgia Christian on Jan. 13, and the young Lady Warriors suffered a close 26-22 loss. Scholl netted for four points, with one rebound, and one steal. Grant targeted for 13 points, snagge d 11 rebounds for a double-double, and had six steals. James bucketed for ve points, with one assist, one rebound, and three steals. Hightower had two assists, six rebounds, and one steal. Joiner had three assists, and ve steals. Jones had one steal. In the nal game of the season, the young Lady Warriors hit the hardwood against Brookwood on Jan. 14 and the young Lady warriors beat their opponent for a 35-23 win. Scholl had three assists, and four steals. Rogers scored two points, and had two rebounds. Grace Beshears had one rebound, and one steal. Grant targeted for 16 points, snagge d 14 rebounds for a doubledouble, and had ve steals. James had seven rebounds, and three steals. Hightower netted for ve points, with seven rebounds, and ve steals. Joiner targeted for 10 points, with two assists, one rebound, and seven steals. Jones had two rebounds, and one steal. Dee had two points, and three rebounds. Lott had one steal. Dickey had one rebound.Young Lady Warriors End Season 12-2Cowgirls Softball Schedule AnnouncedBy Jacob BembryGreene Publishing, Inc.The Madison County High School Cowgirls softball team, who finished state runners-up last year, has a tough regular season schedule this year. After oping with a home game against Wakulla on Tuesday, Feb. 4, the following games are on the Cowgirlsschedule. Feb. 11Suwannee, Home, 7 p.m. Feb. 18Lafayette, Home, 7 p.m. Feb. 24at Godby, 7 p.m. Feb. 27at Taylor, 7 p.m. March 4at Suwannee, 7 p.m. March 7at Florida High, 7 p.m. March 11Godby, Home, 7 p.m. March 18at Lafayette, 7 p.m. March 20at Santa Fe, 7 p.m. April 1at Wakulla, 7 p.m. April 3at North Florida Christian, 5 p.m. April 8at Chiles, 6 p.m. April 10Santa Fe, 6 p.m.


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Logan Smith will be live in concert at Bible Deliverance Church on Sunday morning, Feb. 9, at 10:45 a.m. Free admission! A love offering will be received during the concert. Smith is 16 years old and is known for his days touring with Bill Gaither on the homecoming tour. According to Smiths biography, he started at a very young age watching the Gaither Homecoming videos and that's where his story begins. The person that stood out in his life was the one and only, Vestal Goodman. At the age of three, he would stand in his room with a pencil as a microphone and one of his dad's handkerchiefs singing his heart out to one of the Happy Goodman's songs, such as "I Wouldn't Take Nothing For My Journey Now." At the age of 7, Smith was asked to sing at a senior's dinner at his grandparent's church. Smith refused at first, but he finally got the courage to do it. When he took the stage, Smith brought the house down with some Goodman favorites. Thats when he finally came out of his shell. Since that night, Smith has accomplished what it seems like it takes others a lifetime to accomplish. Smith recorded his fist CD, "The Journey Begins," at age 10. His second CD, "Just Any Day Now," was released just one year later, and "Satisfied," his third CD featured Jeff and Sheri Easter doing background vocals. His latest release is titled, "Child of the King," which he recorded at age 15. Thanks to Jeff and Sheri Easter it does not stop there. On October 31, 2008, Smith was invited to sing with the Gaither Homecoming Tour in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina for GaitherFest. Once again, he blew the crowd away. Since that night, he has sung at many different venues with the Homecoming Tour. Smith was also invited to appear on the Gaither Homecoming Thanksgiving taping of "Count Your Blessings" that was released in September, 2010 and the Alaskan Cruise video "Majesty" where he also appeared on and released January, 2011. Smith Attended the National Quartet Convention in September of 2008 which went over very well. Smith then was invited to sing on the main stage at the 2009 Convention and returned for 2010 and once again took the main stage. And his success story goes on and on. For more information, please call (850) 464-0114 or visit 4B Madison County Carrier Wednesday, February 5, 2014 Path of Faith Logan Smith Live In Concert


By Rose Klein Greene Publishing, Inc. T.K. Wetherell, former Florida State University (FSU) football player, Speaker of the House and President Emeritus of FSU, will be visiting Honey Lake Church on Sunday, Feb. 9 to share his personal testimony. Wetherell will share how he achieved the monumental accomplishments he made in his life and also his ten-year battle he waged with stage four cancer. The former wide-receiver maintained his upbeat attitude through all his trials and tribulations and credits his unwavering faith in Jesus Christ as the foundational strength that enabled him to maintain such a positive mindset and that continues to allow him to accomplish his goals. Honey Lake Church and Worldwide Ministries believe all can benefit from this testimony and invites everyone to come and share in this testimony in faith. Honey Lake Church is located at 1290 NW Honey Lake Road in Greenville, with service starting at 11 a.m. To find out more about Honey Lake or their services, call (850) 948-9911 or visit their website at Madison County Carrier Wednesday, February 5, 2014 5B Path of Faith Former FSU Player To Share Testimony February 9thAt Honey Lake Church Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.Hebrews 12:2 V e r s e O f T h e W e e k


Path of Faith 6B Madison County Carrier Wednesday, February 5, 2014 Pine Tree Quilters Hold Annual Quilt Show Feb. 15 Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord when saw we thee an hungered and fed thee? Or thirsty and gave thee drink? ...a stranger, and took thee in, or naked and clothed thee? ...or sick or in prison and came unto thee? And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, inasmuch as ye have done it unto the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me (Matthew 25: 37-40)Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Lynette Norris, January 28, 2014The Pine Tree Quilters group is one of several outreach ministries of the United Methodist Ministries Cooperative, seeking to meet needs of those in their community, providing warm quilts for migrant workers, veterans, nursing home residents and those who have lost their homes in fires. Once a year, they hold a Quilt Show, displaying some of their work as they accept donations and offer a few quilts for sale, raising funds to help them buy more quilting supplies and continue their work. The Pine Tree Quilters 18 th Annual Brunch and Quilt Show is Saturday, Feb. 15, 9 a.m. until noon, at the UMCM Center, 135 NE Dill St. (For directions, contact the UMCM at (850)-929-4938.)Holding the beautiful Angel Quilt, one of the ones that will be offered for sale, are (left to right) Luanna Forness, Betty Sirmon, Sally Hubbard, Lanora Zipperer, Hilda Dixon and Debbie Brown.


Madison County Carrier Wednesday, February 5, 2014 7B Path of Faith Question Of The Week: Why Does God Allow Bad Things To Happen To Good People? Pat BrooksBecause we have to have the trials and tribulations to test our faith. Lorrie Mendheim God has a reason. Bad things happen so good things can come your way. Marty Giacomazzi To show how Hes there for us; He says Hell never forsake us. He reveals Himself through our suffering by strengthening our perseverance and character and the suffering will ultimately lead us to God, which will lead us to joy. Tom Pennington I believe our time is predestined and when its your time to go, its your time. Jack and Charlotte Hollingsworth He is in control. Hes always there for us and He keeps us in His care. Cody (last name and picture not submitted because he doesnt want any recognition for Gods word). It all goes back to the book of Job, where Satan tells God the only reason people serve Him is because they are selfish and want Gods blessings, not because they love Him. God allowed Satan to test Job, so Satan took everything from Job, expecting him to lose faith in and curse God, but Job had faith and praised God, and in doing so, Job received more than he had before. In this imperfect world we live in, there is natural disasters, disease, bad government, food shortages and more. God doesnt control these unforeseen occurrences, and they happen to all equally, but if were faithful to God, He promises all will work out for our good. God says in Revelation 21:4, He will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away. For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11


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