Madison County carrier

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Madison County carrier
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Began Aug. 5, 1964.
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Co-publisher: Mary Ellen Greene.
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Wed. March 5, 2014VOL. 50 NO. 29 www.greenepublishing.com 50 cents Index 2 Sections, 20 Pages Local Weather Viewpoints 2A Around Madison3-8A Obituaries 4A School 9A Classieds 10A Legals 11A Farm 12A Path of Faith Section B Sheriffs Dispute Report Claiming Madison As Most Dangerous County In The StateBy Jacob BembryGreene Publishing, Inc. Taking the Uniform Crime Report (UCR) from 2012 released by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and using a ratio of every 100,000 households, a Jacksonville newspaper recently declared Madison County to be the most dangerous county in the state in which to live. While some people accepted what the newspaper said as fact, Madison County Sheriff Ben Stewart says it just isn't so. Stewart pointed out that the UCR contains data that is selfreported by law enforcement agencies to the state on semiannually. It is supposed to consist of the number and types of crimes that happen in any jurisdiction, but it is based on arrests, not on the actual number of crimes that occur. "Any agency that is not efficient at solving crimes and making arrests then has less crime' to report," Stewart said. "The clearance rate for Madison County is twice as high as Duval County, which gives us twice the number of crimes to report." Stewart said that the arrest data is converted to percentages and then compared with the previous year's UCR. "The less crime that you have, then the worse your percentages appear," Stewart said. "For instance, Duval County reported 76 murders in 2011 and 94 murders in 2012 which gave them a 24 percent increase for 2012. Madison County had zero murders in 2011 and two in 2012, which gives us a 200 percent increase for 2012. So Duval County reports a 24 percent increase with 94 murders, but Madison County has to report a 200 percent increase with two." Stewart also proudly pointed out, "I can also report that in 2013 there are no murders to report in Madison County, which is the norm." Stewart said that the reporter who wrote the article only picked four crimes of the UCR to report on. "Any felony should be considered dangerous," he said. "When you look at the total crime rate based on population, then Duval County comes out on top with Broward, Dade, Orange, and the other big counties as being more dangerous. The smaller counties like Madison are always the lowest." Stewart said that he urges everyone to go to the FDLE website and examine the data themselves. "I would also ask you to use common sense and not accept junk science or junk journalism," he said. Stewart challenges anyone to go for a walk in downtown Madison, Mayo, Apalachicola, Port St. Joe, Live Oak and Monticello (which were ranked as being more dangerous than Jacksonville) and then take a walk through downtown Jacksonville. "You can be the judge of which is safer," he said. Okeechobee County Sheriff Paul May also takes exception to the report. May said that he has been coming up to Madison County three or four times a year with a friend, who bought a piece of property here to hunt, fish and relax. "Some years, we have spent at least a month in Madison County," May said. May said that he had made hundreds of trips to Winn-Dixie and enjoyed many meals at O'Neal's and Ken's BBQ and even shopped at Farmer's Supply before Wally Davis retired and has made many friends here. "I have never seen a crime occur in Madison County," May said. "I have never felt intimidated or in danger in any way; to the contrary, I have met the friendliest people and felt the safest that a person could feel." Sheriff Paul May, Okeechobee County Sheriff Ben Stewart, Madison CountyAnother Valdosta Spill Occurs This Time, Wastewater Was Deemed TreatedŽThe Florida Department of Health (DOH) issued an advisory to residents in counties, including Madison County, surrounding the Withlacoochee and Suwannee rivers this past week after the City of Valdosta, Ga., reported a spill, made up of a combination of storm water and partially treated sewage that has overowed into the Withlacoochee River. The Withlacoochee ows south and connects with the Suwannee River.According to the Suwannee River Water Management District, water samples came back negative and there appears to be no contaminants in the water. Water contaminated by wastewater overow presents several health hazards to humans and may contain untreated human sewage with microbes that could cause gastroSee Wastewater On Page 3ACounty Commission Approves Building Use For Farm ShareBy Lynette NorrisGreene Publishing, Inc.The Madison County Commission has given its nod of approval for Farm Share to use part of the "blue building" that Consolidated Christian Ministries also uses for its food bank operations. Farm Share is a statewide non-prot organization that gleans the excess produce from farms, food that would normally be thrown away or left in the elds, and stores it temporarily in warehouses or depots where community charitable organizations can pick it up and distribute it to those in need. Chad McCormick, a Farm Share volunteer had wanted to bring a Farm Share Depot to Madison for some time, spoke at a recent Kiwanis Club meeting about his desire to bring a Farm Share Depot to Madison if he could nd a suitable location, i.e., a building large enough to temporarily house the fresh produce. James Ray, a Kiwanis Club member who also happens to be on the board of directors for Consolidated Christian Ministries, spoke up and offered space in the CCM facili-IntersectionW or k P r a ctic ally C o mpl ete dBy Jacob BembryGreene Publishing, Inc. Construction at the interchange of US 90 and State Road 53 is nearing completion. According to the Florida Department of Transportation, the cost for all work will be approximately $1.2 million. The original contract was for 140 days. This included 30 weather days, as well as holidays, plus two weeks for utility work to be done. See Interesection Work On Page 3ACareer CriminalŽ Arrested For Battery On Law Officer Firefighters help subdue manAman, described as a career criminal by law enforcement ofcers, was arrested for retail theft, resisting arrest and battery on a law enforcement ofcer. According to a Madison Police Department report, MPD Cpl. Jeffery Rosenberg was at Winn Dixie investigating a shoplifting complaint. While he was there, he saw the suspect, Tommy Lee See Career Criminal On Page 3A Tommy Lee PhillipsAnnual JAKES Day Set For March 8By Jacob BembryGreene Publishing, Inc. The Madison County Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) will hold its annual JAKES Day on Saturday, March 8, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Wally Davis' ring range, located at 5757 NE Rocky Ford Road in Madison. There will be archery, target shooting and skeet shooting. There will be bird dog demonstrations, as well as presentations by the Florida Wildlife Commission, Madison County EMS and the Madison County Sheriff's Ofce. The event is free and lunch will be provided. For more information about the event or how to join the NWTF, please call Shannon Webb at (850) 464-1711. Floridas Jobless Rate Drops To 6.2 PercentBy Lazaro AlemanGreene Publishing, Inc.Florida's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 6.2 percent in December, down 0.2 percentage point from November's rate of 6.4 percent, according to gures released by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (FDEO) on Monday, Feb. 24.The state agency reports that 6.2 percent is the lowest the unemployment rate has been since June 2008, when it was 6.0 percent. Nationally, the jobless rate was 6.7 percent in December, 0.5 percentage point higher than the state rate. In Madison and Jefferson Counties, the rates likewise dropped, from 5.3 and 8.4 percents in November, to 4.9 and 8.2 percents in December, respectively. Statewide, the 6.2 percent represents 584,000 jobless Floridians out of a labor force of 9,405,000 not counting those who have given up the search for work or are underemployed or employed part time. Per the FDEO, Florida's seasonally adjusted total nonagricultural employment was 7,645,000 in December, an increase of 14,100 jobs over the month. Seasonally adjusted means the numbers have been purged of seasonal and other factors that could skew the results. "Compared to December a year ago, the number of jobs in the state was up by 192,900, an increase of 2.6 percent," the FDEO reports. "Florida's annual job growth rate in December 2013 was the fastest since June 2006." For Madison County, the 8.2 percent translates into 564 jobless persons out of a labor force of 6,909, compared with 585 jobless persons out of a labor force of 6,975 in November, when the rate was 8.4 percent. In December 2012, the comparable gures were 673 jobless persons out of a labor force of 7,108, when the unemployment rate was 9.5 percent. For Jefferson County, the 4.9 percent rate translates into 324 jobless persons out of a labor force of 6,552, compared with 352 jobless personsSee Farm Share Approval On Page 3A See Jobless Rate On Page 3A Dont' Forget To Set Your Clocks Ahead One Hour On Saturday Night!

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I’m always excited about the changes of the seasons. Usually by the time one season is ready to leave, I’m just as ready to see the next one arrive. Spring is on the way and one of the indicators I always look for is farmers and gardeners who start working their soil. I don’t know if I’ve been feeling lazy or have other things in mind that I would like to focus on, or both, but I’ve been a little lax in committing to a garden this spring. I had some issues last summer due to the heavy rain and not only did the excess water dampen my garden and rot my tomatoes, it dampened my enthusiasm for starting another garden this year. When I think of my vegetable garden I’m reminded of my soil and what it might need, I think of bugs and ways I can outsmart them without using chemicals, I think about the small space I have to grow on and get a little frustrated and I think of those rotten tomatoes that hung on the vine last year that reminded me of the popular quote from a movie, “life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get.” Those poor soaked tomatoes looked beautiful on the outside, but cutting into them was just like that quote; the rain made them either tasteless or rotten on the inside, and continuing on with the chocolate analogy, it was like biting into one of those fruit crme chocolates that nobody likes. Needless to say, I’ve been feeling that “why bother” attitude sneaking up on me this year. Then, it happened…I opened up a jar of tomato jam and the gardening bug started chewing on me. This past weekend I was looking at my pictures and saw all the beauty of the vegetables that I had grown last season. Well, I had to remind myself, the rst harvest was out of this world good and isn’t it amazing how I could grow such beautiful plants that actually brought fruits and vegetables to the table? There is something about gardening and growing your own food that gets in your blood. No matter how frustrating the weather, the pesky bugs or the failed crops that get to you; gardening can be addictive and the satisfaction you receive from growing your own food is extraordinary. Feels like its time to pull out the canning jars.No doubt you have heard that the Obama Administration intends to slash the military’s budget in the coming years to devote more dollars to the domestic agenda including the growing cost of Obamacare. Among the casualties of this proposed drawdown is the Air Force’s A-10 close air support (CAS) aircraft. This will have a signicant impact on nearby Moody Air Force Base where a couple of A-10 squadrons are stationed. Let me give you some background on the A-10. In the 1970s, this aircraft was developed to support the Army in the CAS role. The Air Force didn’t want the aircraft, preferring to spend their dollars to faster, sexier F-15s and F-16s, but the Army insisted – if you don’t buy the plane, we will." Since this impacted the critical ‘roles and missions’ doctrine, the Air Force relented and began buying the Long Island-based Republic Aviation aircraft. The ofcial nickname of the jet is Thunderbolt II, in honor of Republic’s famous World War II ghter the P-47 Thunderbolt, but its ungainly appearance earned the name Warthog from those who y and maintain the aircraft. It is not uncommon to see a couple of Hogs ying in tactical formation across the tranquil skies of Madison County. The A-10 was primarily designed to destroy Soviet tanks like the T-72 and T-80. Its primary killing system is a nose-mounted 30mm cannon, the GAU-8. The cannon is actually a multi-barreled Gatling gun capable of ring 2400 rounds a minute. With either armorpiercing or high explosive rounds, the gun packed quite a punch. I’ve seen video of the round’s impact actually lifting a ve ton turret off a tank chassis and tossing it aside like so much litter. The GAU-8 is so large that it would appear the aircraft was actually designed around the gun instead of the other way around. The aircraft was also designed to sustain quite a bit of battle damage. The two TF-34 engines are mounted high near the twin tail to protect it from heat seeking missiles. The straight wings have plenty of room to carry external stores, including the AGM-65 Maverick antitank missile. The Maverick gives the pilot a lot more stand-off room to attack armored targets from safer distance. Ultimately, the Air Force sacriced the A10 to be able to afford to buy the troubled multiservice F-35 ghter. The Warthog is more than thirty years old and has been adapted to other roles like observation and forward air control. I suppose that USAF planners could not see a threat in the future that would require the A-10 although the jet has acquitted itself well in Iraq and Afghanistan. In the 1991 Gulf War, few aircraft performed as well as the A-10. In fact, there is an ironic story from Desert Storm where the Air Force was not planning to send the Hog. Army General Norman Schwarzkopf insisted and the deed was done. As I think about the Defense cuts proposed by the Obama Administration, what I see missing is a strategy that would match the reduced force structure. At this point, it is impossible for me to determine whether or not the cuts are justied by the strategy or if they are merely convenient to make room in the budget for more domestic spending. The way the system is supposed to work is that you determine a strategy and then match up the ghting units (brigades, squadrons, battle groups) to fulll that strategy. I haven’t seen any such analysis to justify these Defense cuts. It certainly was poor timing to announce this reduction just as the Russians decided to invade the Ukraine, or at least the Crimean Peninsula. I don’t really see a military option for this latest international crisis since the Ukraine was the most important client state in the old Soviet Union and clearly in Russia’s sphere of inuence, but we cannot negotiate from a position of strength as we draw down our military force structure. Where are future tank battles that would call for the A-10? Korea and Iran are two possibilities. Can we get away without this Cold War weapon system? Probably provided that the F-35 comes on board in a timely fashion, but it is hard to imagine the sleek stealth aircraft groveling in the dirt like the A-10. What does all this mean to the future of Moody? Hard to say, although the base survived a serious closure threat in the early 1990s. Since then it has been rebuilt by the Air Force and local ofcials stronger than ever. There are other units and missions housed at the base. Several years ago, the Navy tried unsuccessfully to take the base from the Air Force. My gut tells me that the base will survive, but you never know in these uncertain times.www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, March 5, 2014 2A € Madison County CarrierVIEWPOINTS& OPINIONS National SecurityJoe Boyles Guest ColumnistGardening Is In The Air Searching For Ambrosia A-10 Emerald's Gem Box Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Rose Klein, May 31, 2013A picture of last years tomatoes brings out the gardening bugŽ this year. Florida Needs Integrated IT Reform in 2014Florida must have an integrated Information Technology (IT) Governance model to improve IT services and reduce costs, according to a Report from Florida TaxWatch, the independent, nonpartisan, nonprot public policy research institute and government watchdog. The Report, Reforming Florida's IT Governance Structure, analyzes Florida's needs and options and nds that a federated governance structure will reduce duplicative IT investments and allow the state to allocate resources more efciently. "TaxWatch is encouraged that Governor Scott has joined House and Senate leaders to prioritize funding for a new Agency for State Technology that has the authority to set and enforce centralized IT policy for Florida's governing agencies," said Dominic M. Calabro, President and CEO of Florida TaxWatch. "The true challenge now lies in a developing the best model for successful integration of Florida's diverse IT needs." Florida's current decentralized IT structure earned the state a "D" in a 2012 study by the Center for Digital Government, the lowest grade awarded to any U.S. state. During the past 17 years, the state has had six different IT governance structures. According to the Report, the federated model will allow a high-level governing body to create IT policy enforced by a governing agency, and ensure each state agency retains their ability to deliver IT services that meet their needs. Additionally, an integrated governance structure will better share services across state government and properly use data. "With an integrated IT governance structure, Florida will have the organization and infrastructure necessary to analyze the state's data and make informed decisions to increase efciency and reduce costs across government," added Calabro. To ensure the new governance structure is successful and sustainable, it must include clearly dened responsibilities and foster intergovernmental operability, provide for enterprisewide data management, and be given time and exibility for implementation. The report also examines the importance of managing IT contracting and procurement, noting that contract management and oversight must be carefully considered to reduce costs and eliminate waste as part of an integrated system. You can read the full report at http://www.oridataxwatch.org/resources/pdf/ITGovernanc eFINAL.pdf. Florida TaxWatch is a statewide, non-prot, non-partisan research institute that over its 33-year history has become widely recognized as the watchdog of citizens' hardearned tax dollars. Its mission is to provide the citizens of Florida and public ofcials with high quality, independent research and education on government revenues, expenditures, taxation, public policies and programs and to increase the productivity and accountability of Florida state and local government. Its support comes from homeowners and retirees, small and large businesses, philanthropic foundations, and professional associations. On the web at www.FloridaTaxWatch.org. Rose KleinColumnist

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www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, March 5, 2014Madison County Carrier € 3A AROUNDMADISONCOUNTY World NewsBy Rose Klein Owner Takes Dying Dog On Bucket List Adventures In Coquitlam, British Columbia, a woman is taking her nine year old dog on a bucket list adventure after he was diagnosed with inoperable bone cancer. Riina Cooke says she is making sure her boxer, Romeo, is happy in his nal days to help her deal with her grief. Cooke said she was upset for a day or two and wanted to snap out of it. “I thought, ‘Okay, let’s make it a good experience,’” she said. So far, Romeo has met singer Bif Naked, a noted animal lover and cancer survivor, and has taken a ride in a police car where he howled along with the siren. On Romeo’s ninth birthday, Cooke said he was treated to a spa day. “To me, he’s my child,” Cooke said. “I don’t have children yet. He’s my everything.” Man Declared Dead Fights To Escape Body Bag In Lexington, Miss., a 78-year-old man was declared dead in his home around 9 p.m. when a coroner could not detect a heartbeat. The next morning, Walter Williams’ nephew received a call telling him his uncle was still alive. The funeral home was about to prepare Williams’ body for embalming and started to unzip the body bag when they noticed him kicking in an attempt to get out of the bag. Embalmer Byron Porter said, “We’re not denitely going to do anything to him once we saw that he was not deceased.” Parrot Helps Police Find His Owner’s Murderer In Agra, India, a talking parrot helped police solve the murder of its owner, 45year-old Neelam Sharma. According to Sharma’s husband, Hercules the parrot began acting funny whenever his nephew Ashutosh visited days after the killing. Vijay Sharma also said that the parrot would “start screeching” whenever Ashutosh’s name was mentioned, which caused Vijay to become suspicious and reported it to police. After being interrogated, Ashutosh confessed to killing Neelam. Agra’s superintendent of police, Shalabh Mathur, said Ashutosh accepted his crime and informed them he had an accomplice. The two had entered the house with intentions of taking cash and other valuables and even killed the Sharmas' dog because it was barking, but never considered the parrot. “We got a lot of help from the parrot to zero in on the murderer,” said Mathur.Intersection Work Cont. From Page 1AThe work left to be completed is for the barriers in the median to be raised. Work included rebuilding a retention wall at the northeastern corner of SR 53 and US 90; adding left turn signals to both lights (north and south) on SR 53; replacing all trafc signals and poles; and adding v pedestrian crosswalk signals. Work ofcially began on the intersection on Sept. 3, 2013 and with a completion date set for early 2014, the FDOT said that they are still on time for their target completion date. Phillips, leaving the store. As Rosenberg went to apprehend Phillips, he started to resist arrest. Corporal Rosenberg was wrestling with Phillips in front of the store. Madison Fireghters Matthew Lamendola and Juan Jimenez saw the commotion and came to assist Corporal Rosenberg. All three men were trying to get Phillips under control. Cpl. Rosenberg was able to get to his Taser and deploy it against Phillips. Once the Taser made contact, Phillips stopped resisting. He was transported to the Madison County Jail without further incident. Phillips is a career criminal with a long history of criminal activity. On Sunday afternoon, MPD Chief Gary Calhoun went to the Fire Station and thanked the reghters for their assistance. He will also be writing a letter of commendation to each of them for their efforts. Cpl. Rosenberg was checked out at the Madison County Hospital Emergency Room due to a possible injury to his hand and shoulder. Career Criminal Cont. From Page 1A Wastewater Cont. From Page 1Aintestinal and other diseases. Anyone who comes in contact with contaminated river water should wash thoroughly, especially before eating or drinking. Children and older adults, as well as people with weakened immune systems, are particularly vulnerable to disease so every precaution should be taken if in contact with the river water. For more information about the potential health effects of wastewater overflow, Floridians are encouraged to contact their local county health department. To find contact information for your county health department, please visit http://www.floridahealth.gov/. ty, known as the “blue building.” Because the building is owned by Madison County, McCormick had appeared at a previous County Commission meeting to get ofcial approval and make sure the Farm Share operation was okay with the County as owners of the facility. The commissioners wanted to have someone walk through the blue building with McCormick or another representative to make sure that was adequate space for both organizations to operate without getting in each other’s way. At the Feb. 26 meeting, County Coordinator Allen Cherry reported that he had done a walk-through with a member of Consolidated Christian Ministries, and saw that Farm Share had its own entrance and dock space. He was satised that there was adequate space for both organizations, and that their schedules would not conict. The Commission unanimously approved Farm Share’s presence in the blue building. Farm Share Approval Cont. From Page 1A Jobless Rate Cont. From Page 1Aout of a labor force of 6,682 in November, when the rate was 5.3 percent. In December 2012, the comparable figures were 452 jobless persons out of a workforce of 6,522 when the unemployment rate was 6.9 percent. “December 2013 was the 41stconsecutive month with positive annual job growth after the state lost jobs for over three years,” the FDEO states, a refrain regularly sounded in the FDEO releases. The industry gaining the most jobs continued to be trade, transportation and utilities, up 60,300 jobs; followed by professional and business services, up 37,400; construction, up 28,800 jobs; leisure and hospitality, up 24,500 jobs; private education and health services, up 16,500 jobs; financial activities, up 12,400 jobs; other services, up 5,200 jobs; information, up 5,000 jobs; and manufacturing, up 4,400 jobs. The only industry continuing to lose jobs over the year was government, down 1,700 jobs, with both state and federal cutbacks contributing to the loss. Monroe County continued to have the state’s lowest unemployment rate at 3.5 percent, followed by Walton County at 4.0 percent; Okaloosa County at 4.4 percent; and Alachua and St. Johns counties at 4.7 percent. Hendry County continued to have the state’s highest unemployment rate at 10.2 percent, followed by Flagler County at 8.8 percent; Hamilton County at 8.4 percent; Madison County at 8.2 percent; and Putnam County at 8.1 percent. For the fourth consecutive month, Hendry County was the only county to have double-digit unemployment in December. 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 Of“ce in Madison, FL 32340. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to MADISON COUNTY CARRIER, P.O. Drawer 772, Madison, FL 32341-0772. This newspaper reserves the right to reject any advertisement, news matter, or subscriptions that, in the opinion of the management, will not be for the best interest of the county and/or the owners of this newspaper, and to investigate any advertisement submitted.All photos given to Greene Publishing Inc. for publication in this newspaper must be picked up no later than 6 months from the date they are dropped off. Greene Publishing, Inc. will not be responsible for photos beyond said deadline. P.O. Drawer 772 Madison, FL 32341 (850) 973-4141 Fax: (850) 973-4121 2013E-mail Information:News news@greenepublishing.comAdvertisement ads@greenepublishing.comClassifieds / Legals classifieds@greenepublishing.comWeb Site: www.greenepublishing.com PublisherEmerald GreeneSenior Staff WriterJacob BembryStaff WritersLynette Norris, Rose KleinGraphic DesignersTori Self Hunter GreeneAdvertising Sales RepresentativesJeanette Dunn, Shanna SwopeBookkeeping Brooke Kinsley Classified and Legal AdsCheltsie KinsleyDeadline for classi“eds 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)

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Obituaries www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, March 5, 2014 4A € Madison County CarrierAROUNDMADISONCOUNTY Jane Alberti Wood Comer passed away on Wednesday, February 26, 2014, at her home in Madison. The memorial service was held, Monday, March 3, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Grace Presbyterian Church. The family received friends at 10 a.m. in the sanctuary of the church. After graduation from Blackshear High School in Blackshear, Ga., Jane attended Valdosta State College for a year, returning home where she worked as a feature writer at The Blackshear Timesand for two years attended evening classes at Waycross Community College. She then went to Athens, Ga., where she met her husband and graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism. Jane and Cyril Murray Comer were married on April 5, 1959 at the Blackshear Presbyterian Church. They lived in Marietta, Ga., a few months. Murray, a pharmacist, and Jane wrote for The Marietta Journal. They later moved to Valdosta, Ga., Albany, Ga., then came to Madison, where they made their home. They purchased Roberts Drug Store in July 1962, later changing the name to Comer’s Drug Store and they operated it for 21 years. The Comer family helped found Grace Presbyterian Church PCA on May 20, 1973. Jane served as the rst president of the Women in the Church. She taught Sunday School and actively worked in other capacities of the church. The Comers also took part in the founding of Madison Academy in 1968. Jane was the rst secretary on the Board of Directors. Jane was a member of the Madison Historical Society, Treasures of Madison County, and wrote historical articles published in several Madison magazines. She was a member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Quitman Chapter 112, Quitman, Ga. She held ofces in the chapter and wrote several winning essays in the UDC contest. She had several historical stories published in the UDC National Magazine. She did extensive research on her own family history, nishing her story in Dec. 2012. Jane took much delight in her children and grandchildren and still played tennis and swam with them until age 72. She found real solace in the family’s beach vacations. Survivors include Cyril Murray Comer, husband of 54 years; a son, David M. Comer (Christina) of Tallahassee; a daughter, Suzanne Comer Bell (Dr. Thomas Bell), Brevard, N.C.; grandchildren, Sean and Morgan Comer, Jane Margaret and Elizabeth Bell; one brother, James N. Wood III (Fran Wood); one sister, Carolyn Carter (Royce Carter), all of Blackshear, Ga.; and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins. Burial was held in the Blackshear Cemetery, Blackshear, Ga. Memorial gifts may be given to Grace Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 76, Madison, FL 32341 or to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. Jane Alberti Wood Comer Debra Lee Harris Vickers Odom ThomasDebra Lee Harris Vickers Odom Thomas, age 61, died Tuesday February 25, 2014 in Birmingham, Ala. She was born in Detroit, Mich., on October 18, 1952 to Obie Chapman Harris and Donna Jean Eden and had lived in Madison before moving to Pensacola. She was very active with the Songwriters Festival and the Musicians Memorial Festival in memory of her husband, Kenny "Bo" Thomas. She is survived by two sons, Thomas G. Vickers of Jasper and Shawn D. Odom of Pensacola; three sisters, Charlene Ball of White Lake, Mich. Denise Matties of Harrison, Mich., and Brenda Matties of Redford Township, Mich.; and one brother, Charles Matties of Redford Township. Mich. She also had nine grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Obie Chapman Harris and Donna Jean Eden Harris Matties; one son, Steve Allen Vickers; one daughter, Sabrina Marie Odom Owens; one grandson, Russell Vickers; and her husband, Kenny "Bo" Thomas.Hampton-Croft Announce Upcoming WeddingJoe and Brenda Hampton, of Pinetta, are excited to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Miss Hannah Marie Hampton, to Mr. Robert Christopher Croft, son of Lisa Croft and Roberto Hernandez of Mayo, and grandson of Charlotte Hammond of Pinetta. The wedding is on March 8 at 2 p.m. in the afternoon at the home of Joe and Brenda Hampton (482 NE Fir Street, Pinetta) with a reception to follow at the same location. No local invitations are being sent but all friends and family are welcome to join the two in starting their new lives together. By Lynette NorrisGreene Publishing, Inc.For the love of dogs – bird dogs, hunting dogs and dogs everywhere, the Birddog Jamboree 2014 is coming this Friday, Saturday and Sunday to Madison’s Yogi Bear Campground on SR 53 just south of I10. The attractions include professional trainers on-site, clinics and demonstrations, one-on-one consulting, field trials, hunt tests and demonstrations, birds for sale, auctions, gear swaps, raffles, shooting competitions, (including a women’s champion skeet-shooting contest), professional photography, a micro-chipping clinic with lifetime registration for your dog and a series of health lectures. There will also be presentations by some of the country’s leading birddog experts. Dr. Melissa Riley will speak on birddogs and search and rescue, Rich Louter will discuss the basics of retriever training, Mark Fulmer will talk about puppy development and positive reinforcement training and Doug Deats will talk about conservation issues. Additionally, Madison’s own Dr. John Lewis, DVM, will speak on field first aid for dogs. Each year, proceeds from the jamboree go toward birddog rescue efforts. For numerous reasons, many fine dogs have to be given up and their owners must find new families for them. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children for the entire weekend. Badges or bracelets will be issued to allow re-entry on subsequent dates. The Birddog Jamboree will also accept donations to the birddog rescue effort. For more information on the 2014 Birddog Jamboree, visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/groups/bird dogjamboree/ or contact their Nashville, Tennessee headquarters at (616) 885-1115.Reminder: Birddog Jamboree Is March 7-9 Danny Graves To Entertain At 55 Plus ClubBy Lynette NorrisGreene Publishing, Inc.Danny Graves will be the special guest at the March 12 meeting of the 55 Plus Club, entertaining everyone with song. Those who have heard him sing before know what a treat it is. Besides singing, he also knows his way around several musical instruments, including the mandolin. Don’t miss a fine time of musical entertainment – come on out to the 55 Plus Club, Wednesday, March 12, at noon. The 55 Plus Club is an outreach ministry of United Methodist Cooperative Ministries. It meets the second Wednesday of every month at noon at the UMCM Center, 135 NE Dill St., about five miles north of town on Colin Kelly Highway, near Hanson. Each month, a different church in the UMCM organization hosts the club meeting, providing a free lunch prepared by its members, and a special guest speaker or musician. The club is free and open to anyone 55 or older. You don’t even need to make a reservation. Just come on out, bring your smile and a few friends and be prepared to have a good time. For more information about the 55 Plus Club or any other outreach ministry of the UMCM, contact Deborah Brown at (850) 9294938.

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By Jacob BembryGreene Publishing, Inc. Acrowd of guests, employees, family members and local dignitaries joined in for the ribbon cutting and open house of one of Madison County’s newest businesses, Annett Bus Lines, on Wednesday, Feb. 26. Located just off Dale Leslie Road, just off County Road 255, south of Lee, Annett Bus Lines provides buses to people traveling to different events. Owner Brian Annett pointed out that, in a sour economy, people can turn to Annett Bus Lines to travel on package tours on their vacations, since it would be more economically feasible. Guests enjoyed a tour of the facility and then took part in the ribbon cutting. After the ribbon was cut, a number of guests went back in and partook of the delicious Mexican catered food. www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, March 5, 2014Madison County Carrier € 5AAROUNDMADISONCOUNTY March 5 On March 5, St. Mary's will conduct an Ash Wednesday service at 5:30 p.m. to mark the beginning of Lent. The public is cordially invited to participate in this traditional service to observe humility, repentance and fasting. March 13 The Madison County Extension Ofce, in collaboration with Townsend Livestock Market, will be hosting an open discussion educational meeting concerning the new Cattle Identication Rule on Thursday, March 13, at 5 p.m. at Townsend Livestock, 387 SE Bandit St. Madison. All interested parties are invited to attend. Hamburgers will be served starting at 5 p.m. with the meeting to follow. Please register by calling the Madison Extension ofce at (850) 973-4138. March 14-15 The Lee Homecoming Day Committee is sponsoring Lee Day on Friday afternoon, March 14, and Saturday, March 15. It will be lled with fun and food for everyone. Friday, March 14, from 3 p.m.-8:30 p.m. will feature the Deep South Steam Engine Club Trade Show, bounce houses, movies, music, a coloring contest, Miss Lee contest (for girls, ages 14-18 who live in Lee), and a Pinewood Derby car race (open to children from 4-13 years old). On Saturday, March 15, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., the day will feature a pancake breakfast at Lee United Methodist Church, beginning at 8 a.m. The parade will follow. Throughout the day, the Deep South Steam Engine Club Trade Show will continue. There will be food and arts and crafts vendors and a quilt show. Live entertainment, including Chapel Road, from noon-1 p.m., the Overall Gang, from 1-2 p.m. and Reckless Reality, beginning at 2 p.m., will be featured. March 30 Pastor Jimmy Fletcher invites everyone to attend the Sirmans Baptist Church Homecoming on Sunday, March 30, at the church, located at 168 SW Sirmans Church Way (just off Highway 221, south of the Greenville exit on Interstate 10). The Lighthouse Children’s Choir will be performing and Rev. Joshua Wynn, pastor of Philadelphia Baptist Church in Suwannee County, will be the guest speaker. Dinner on the church grounds will follow the morning worship service. Annett Bus Lines Holds Open House And Ribbon Cutting Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jacob Bembry, February 26, 2014Annett Bus Lines held their grand opening and ribbon cutting last Wednesday. The Annett family, Brian, Christi, Drew and Abi (from right to left) cut the ribbon, as local dignitaries, family members and guests look on. Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jacob Bembry, February 26, 2014Troy Hosford, Annett Bus Lines employee, and his daughter enjoy the catered food at the open house. COMMUNITY CALENDAR

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www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, March 5, 2014 6A € Madison County CarrierAROUNDMADISONCOUNTY NFCC Nurses Doing Fundraiser For Deputy Wounded In DutyFive students in the North Florida Community College LPN Class of 2014 are hosting a community project for Taylor County Deputy Robert Lundy. The 5K Run for Lundy is set for April 5, 2014 at 8 a.m. and sign up will be at 7 a.m. and the entry fee is $10. Checks can be made payable to Run for Lundy. The race will start at Java Connections in Perry. Sign-up sheets are located at Java Connections, Perry Sheriff's Department, Ragans Ace Hardware in Perry, and Busy Bee in Madison. Prizes will be awarded to the ve rst completed runners. All proceeds will go to Deputy Lundy and his family, You can pick up entry forms at the Busy Bee in Madison, or at Java Connections, the Taylor County Sheriff's Ofce or Ragans Ace Hardware, all in Perry.Anna Vullo Crowned Miss Winter WonderlandBy Rose KleinGreene Publishing, Inc.Girls from all over the county came to compete in the Miss Winter Wonderland Pageant held Saturday, Feb. 22 at the North Florida Community College auditorium to compete for a crown in nine different age divisions. The divisions started at Infant Miss, which included girls aged birth-12 months and divisions ended with Miss, which included girls aged 16-21. There was also an optional division for Miss Winter Wonderland Charity Queen. This division was for the contestant who raised the most money above and beyond the required entry fee, with proceeds going to the Children's Advocacy Center. Anna Vullo, daughter of Mike and Leslie Vullo of Madison, was queen of the day as she was crowned winner of the Miss Winter Wonderland pageant as well as winner for Miss Winter Wonderland Charity Queen. Danyel Rucker, director of the pageant, says she appreciates all the contestants and says they did a wonderful job. She also wanted to give a big thank you to Nestle Waters for being the largest single donator for the pageant. Proceeds above the contestant application fees from the pageant will be donated to the Miss Relay for Life team that is currently working to help ght cancer in Madison County. The 2014 Miss Relay for Life is scheduled for Sunday, May 4 at 3 p.m. Anyone interested should contact Danyel Rucker at (850) 673-8539 or Renae Williams at (850) 673-8492. Photo SubmittedQueens from nine different age divisions crowned at the pageant include Infant Miss all the way through Miss.Photo SubmittedMike Vullo proudly stands beside his daughter Anna Vullo, the newly crowned Miss Winter Wonderland.Photo SubmittedPrizes for pageant contestants included embroidered sashes, trophies, crowns, framed certi“cates and goody bags. One of the 2013 Miss Relay for Life Queens and emcee for the pageant, Savannah Rai Pannell, center, is joined by former Miss Madison County and current FSU student, Ashton Williams, left, and Miss Winter Wonderland pageant director, Danyel Rucker, right.

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Talkin’ TurkeyHopefully, you’ve already started brushing up on your turkey calling, ’cause spring gobbler season is here. Whether you prefer to use a mouth call, box call, slate or any combination, March means it’s time to talk turkey and I, for one, am in full turkey mode! Youth hunters can benet from the two-day, youth spring turkey hunting season the weekend prior to the opening of spring turkey season. This Youth Spring Turkey Hunt occurs on private lands and on 78 of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) wildlife management areas (WMAs). South of State Road 70 this year, that weekend was Feb. 22-23. In the rest of the state, that weekend falls on March 8-9. Only those under 16 years old are allowed to harvest a turkey while supervised by an adult, 18 years or older. On private land, no license or permit is required of the youth or supervising adult, unless the adult plans to help “call-in” the bird or otherwise participate in the hunt. In that case, he or she will need a hunting license and turkey permit. Forty-nine of the 78 participating WMAs require a youth spring turkey quota permit, and if the adult supervisor is going to attempt to call in a bird on any of the 78 WMAs, he or she also will need a management area permit in addition to a hunting license and turkey permit. But, keep in mind that adults are not allowed to do the shooting; only the kids may harvest a bird. During spring turkey season on WMAs, rearms are restricted to shotguns and muzzleloading shotguns only, using shot no larger than No. 2. All legal bows and crossbows (on most areas) can also be used, but all ries, pistols, buckshot and slugs are prohibited during spring turkey hunts on WMAs. This rule does not apply, however, to private property, where any legal rie, shotgun, muzzleloader, crossbow, bow or pistol can be used to take turkeys. One of the most coveted and sought-after game species in Florida is the Osceola turkey, also known as the Florida turkey. This unique bird is one of ve subspecies of wild turkey in North America. The Osceola lives only on the Florida peninsula and nowhere else in the world, making it extremely popular with outof-state hunters. They’re similar to the eastern subspecies (found in the Panhandle) but tend to be a bit smaller and typically are darker with less white barring on the primary ight feathers of their wings. The National Wild Turkey Federation and the FWC recognize any wild turkey harvested within or south of the counties of Dixie, Gilchrist, Alachua, Union, Bradford, Clay and Duval to be the Osceola subspecies. Eastern turkeys and hybrids are found north and west of these counties and into the Panhandle. For us adults, the highly anticipated spring turkey season comes in rst, south of S.R. 70 and runs March 1 – April 6. In the rest of the state (except for Holmes County), it runs March 15 – April 20. In Holmes County, the season runs March 15-30. Hunters may take bearded turkeys and gobblers only, and the daily bag limit is one. The season and possession limit on turkeys is two, except in Holmes County, where the season limit is one. Shooting hours on private lands are one-half hour before sunrise to sunset, but on WMAs, you must quit hunting at 1 p.m. To participate in spring turkey hunting, you’ll need a Florida hunting license and a turkey permit. If you plan to pursue a gobbler on one of Florida’s many WMAs, you also must purchase a management area permit. All of these licenses and permits are available at county tax collectors’ ofces, most retail outlets that sell hunting and shing supplies, by calling 888-HUNT-FLORIDA (4868356), or online at License.MyFWC.com.And if you didn’t put in for a special-opportunity or quota permit, don’t worry; several WMAs don’t require them. VisitMyFWC.com/Huntingand click on “Where to spring turkey hunt without a quota permit” to see a list of WMAs where you need only a hunting license, management area permit and turkey permit to hunt spring turkeys. Tony Young and his wife, Katie, have a turkey hunting trip planned in South Florida with old friends, and they are really looking forward to going after an Osceola for their rst time. Tony YoungGuest Columnist www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, March 5, 2014Madison County Carrier € 7AAROUNDMADISONCOUNTY CALL ME TODAY FOR MORE INFORMATION.Protect your family. Prepare for their future. Nate Cruce ChFC, Agent 378 E Base Street Madison, FL 32340 Bus: 850-973-6641 www.natecruce.com om .c e uc ecr t .na www : 850-973-6641 Bus FL 32340 Madison t ee r t se S 378 E Ba ent g A C e ChF uc e Cr t a N ee r r f u o r y o y f p b o t S e c an sur n I m ar F e t a t S w e i v e R al i c an n i F d an. r o b h g i e d n o e a go k i L e r e h s t rm i a te F a t SR O YF A AY D O E T L M L A C h t o h b t i p w l e n h I ca .1 6 8 3 1 0 0 1 m o m, H r a e F t a t S LR O YF A AY D O E T L M L A C ON I T A AT M OR F N I E OR M, I n o t ng i m o o l e, B c e O m Question Of The Week If you could be an animal, which one would you want to be? Why?Beth Ebberson I would want to be one of MY dogs, because they sit on my couch, suck up my air conditioning and watch T.V. all day long.Ž Kristen Parks A seagull because I could ”y and hang out at the beach all day.Ž Ginny Murphy I would want to be a monkey. They seem like they have a lot of fun; they play all day and make you laugh, they take naps, swing from trees and if someone makes you mad, you get to throw poo at them.Ž Lynette Sirmon A tortoise. They have a hard shell which makes them tough, they can go in water or live on land, they take their time and are methodical and as the childrens tale shows, slow and steady wins the race.Ž Liz Harris (represented as a Lion Fish) I would be a cephalopod (octopus/squid/cuttle“sh/nautiluse) because theyre intelligent and they can mimic things, change colors; they can do many fun and tricky things.Ž

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By Rose KleinGreene Publishing, Inc.The Relay for Life team has had somewhat of a slow start in Madison this year, but their last meeting on Feb. 18 left team members enthusiastic and ready to roll. Renae Williams and Nancy Taylor are the cochairs for the organization this year and will be assisted by Sheila Griffin, Relay for Life’s Tallahassee representative. Relay for Life is a fundraising event sponsored by the American Cancer Society, made up of teams within a community, working to end cancer. A team can be any group of people that forms together, such as employees in a work place, family members, a social group, etc. that find ways to raise money by holding events such as carwashes, bake sales, raffles, sporting events, parties, donation jars or whatever creative event the team can concoct. The Relay event ends on a set date, this year is Friday, May 9, with teams camping out and taking turns walking around a track while other teams and participants will be entertaining with food, games and activities and continuing to raise money for cancer while building camaraderie in a family friendly environment. The nighttime event represents the dark walk a person diagnosed with cancer must make, but with the support of family, friends and help from the American Cancer Society, they can face the dawn, hopefully in the form of a cure. During the night event, participants will celebrate victories of those who have survived cancer, recognize those who have cared for cancer patients and remember those who lost their battle with cancer by holding a luminaria ceremony with lit candles inside paper bags, decorated by those who loved them. Money raised from Relay for Life teams go towards funding research to end cancer in the future, but it also helps those who are currently battling the disease right now. Programs that help cancer patients today are: Reach to Recovery, where patients recently diagnosed with breast cancer are paired with breast cancer survivors to help them navigate their journey and offer support; Road to Recovery offers transportation to and from treatments for those who need it; Hope Lodge gives lodging to patients undergoing treatment and their caregivers when away from home and Look Good…Feel Better is a free service to women offering beauty techniques to women to improve their appearance and self-image while they undergo chemotherapy and radiation. This year two changes have been made to Relay, making it easier than ever to participate. The first change involves team registration. Previously, the team registration fee was $100. Replacing the $100 fee is an online registration fee of $10 per person and once an individual registers with the $10, they will be recognized as a team. The second change involves the hours of the overnight walk. Previously the darkness to dawn event was 18 hours, this year the event will last only 12 hours, from 7 p.m.-7 a.m. It should also be noted that individuals participating in teams are not required to be present at the event the full 12 hours, allowing team members to alternate walk times in order to accommodate personal schedules. If you are interested in participating in Relay for Life, as an individual or as a team, you can call Renae Williams at (850) 6738492 or Nancy Taylor at (850) 971-5655 in the evening. You can also go online to register as a team by visiting www.RelayForLife.org/ madisonfl www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, March 5, 2014 8A € Madison County CarrierAROUNDMADISONCOUNTY BAILEY MONUMENT CO 740252 Relay For Life, Ready To Roll In Madison Miss Madison County Pageant Slated for April 5Miss Madison County Pageant Slated For April 5  7:00 p.m. Baby to Junior Miss Pageant April 5  10:00 a.m. Applications for the annual Miss Madison County pageant are now available and plans for this year’s pageant are underway. The Miss Madison County Pageants will be held on April 5 at the Madison County Central School auditorium. This year’s pageants will include age divisions from birth through 23 years old. The Baby to Junior Miss pageant will be held on April 5 at 10 a.m. The age divisions are: 0-11 months old (separate division for boys and girls); 12-23 months old (separate division for boys and girls); 2-3 years old (separate division for boys and girls); 4-6 years old; 7-9 years old and 10-12 years old. Each girl/boy will compete in the “formal wear” competition, with optionals available for Photogenic, Prettiest Smile, Prettiest Hair, Best Attire and Best Stage Presence. The Teen Miss Madison and Miss Madison County pageant will be held at 7 p.m. on April 5. The Teen Miss Madison division is for girls ages 13-15 years old. Each young lady will compete in a sportswear and an evening gown competition. The Miss Madison County Queen division is for girls ages 16-23. The Miss contestants will be judged during a private interview, a casual wear competition and an evening gown competition. Both Miss and Teen Miss contestants also have the option of entering the optional divisions of: Photogenic, Prettiest Smile, Prettiest Hair, Best Attire and Best Stage Presence. Every contestant will receive a trophy and the queens in each division will receive a crown, trophy and sash. The deadline to enter the pageant is Friday, March 21. The rst pageant meeting will be held on Sunday, March 23. Applications may be picked up at the Greene Publishing ofce, Owen’s Propane or Becky’s Dance Steps Studio or one can be emailed to you. For more information please contact the pageant co-chairs, Emerald Greene and Cheltsie and Brooke Kinsley at 973-4141, 4640865 or 464-2315. We need more children for our Tomorrows Leaders feature to run soon in the Madison County Carrier. All parents who want their children to be featured should call Cheltsie Kinsley at (850) 973-4141 or (850) 464-2315. There is no charge and all photos will be published. Everyone is welcome, so please help to make this feature a success.More Local Children Needed

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By Jacob BembryGreene Publishing, Inc.The Junior Auxiliary recognizes JA Gems throughout the school year at the elementary schools throughout Madison County. For the next few newspapers, we will be featuring the JA Gems who have already been chosen for the year. In this edition, we will feature New Testament Christian School and Greenville Elementary School. Students from New Testament who were chosen include Emmolyn Terry, Gabriel Kervin and Erin Taylor. Students chosen from Greenville Elementary School include Delana Wagner, Jamal Dennis and Simorra Lott. Congratulations to all those recognized. By Rose KleinGreene Publishing, Inc.Florida’s top performing STEM students were recently recognized as Sunshine State Scholars and given the opportunity to attend a twoday event in Orlando on Feb. 13 and 14. Each school district throughout Florida selected their top 11thgrade student based on their academic achievements in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). The Sunshine State Scholar program was started in 1997 in an effort to recognize excellence in Mathematics and Science among high school students. The Florida Education Foundation, along with the State University System of Florida, the Florida College System and the Florida Department of Education, sponsors the program and allows these top students to meet with recruiters from the finest colleges and universities as well as industry leaders around the state of Florida. During the event, students learned about special programs of study and industry internship opportunities and some of the latest innovations in STEM-related research. Afterwards there was an awards ceremony where each scholar received a beautiful trophy given by the Florida Department of Education’s Commissioner of Education, Pam Stewart. Scholars also received tickets to Universal Studios, given by Eric Marshall, a representative from Universal Studios in Orlando, an iPad Mini by Joe York, President of AT&T of Florida, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The Sunshine State Scholar for Madison County is Courtney Strickland, daughter of Glenn and Tiffany Strickland and student at Madison County High School. Courtney plans to use her STEM skills after graduating from MCHS, to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Athletic Training from the University of North Florida and then go on to pursue a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Florida. www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, March 5, 2014Madison County Carrier € 9ASCHOOL Aucilla Christian Academy Honor Roll4th6 Weeks 2013-2014K4 (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 Caine Demott, Benjamin Faglie, Leighton Faglie, MadiLynn Hughes, 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, Brandon Key First Grade (Roberts) All A Hayden Ashworth, Nash Beshears, Natalie Clark, Dalton Demott, Kristina Everly, Joshua Forehand, Emma Green, Logan Riedle, Raegan Walker All A and B Ethan Bass, Suzanne Beshears, Bryson Clore, Lauren Davis, Jacob Flynt, Kyle Hamrick, Feren Rosas, Caleb Walker, Jason Wheeler Second Grade (Love) All A Tyson Clark, Harper Davis, Bradynn Johnson, Walker Sparkman, Emma Vickers All A and B Ivy Armstrong, Riley Beggs, Adam Day, Wyman Demott, Lauchlin Faglie, Madison Roland, Aisley Smith, Emilee Walker Third Grade (Aman) All A Brewster Bass, Daisy Kinard, Haylie McLeod, Caroline Taylor, Kaitlyn Tharpe, Ali Townsend All A and B Ryan Adams, Joleane Alexandrou, Joseph Boland, Destiny Clore, Aiden Day, Axel Day, Anna Drawdy, Sammi Drawdy, Jace Grant, Daniel Harrington, Samuel Kennedy, Kenzie Key, Macy Reagan, Riley Rutledge, Lillie Schwier, Emma Tharpe, Paxton Williams Fourth Grade (Whiddon) All A Turner Beshears, Kasey Chmura, Jenna Lindsey, Megan Vann, Ben Whiddon, Tag Williams All A and B Jacob Green, Addison Shiver, Hunter Watson Fifth Grade (Falk) All A Keira Evans All A and B Brady Browning, Selina Drawdy, James Hightower, Alissa Roland, Jarrett Roland, Taylor Roland, Riley Rowe, MaryRose Schwier, Olivia Walton Fifth Grade (Hughey) All A Joey Davis All A and B Lindsey Davis, Dean Forehand Sixth Grade All A Andy Jiang, Dennis Jiang, Bailey McLeod, Abby Reams All A and B Dawson Bishop, Kinsey Clark, Ansley English, Brandon Hannon, Marley Restrepo Seventh Grade All A Emily Brock, Megan Scholl All A and B Brandon Bates, Grace Beshears, Ryan Jackson, Ayush Patel, Chloe Reams, Dilyn Stowers, Taylor Walker Eighth Grade All A Timothy Finlayson, Camryn Grant, Ria Wheeler All A and B Skylar Dickey, Jacob Dukes, Jessica Giddens, Elizabeth Hightower, Evan Hocking, Katie James, Haley Jones, Kurt Lane, Ryals Lee, Abigail Morgan, Joe Walton Ninth Grade All A Nick Arceneaux, Traynor Barker, Joshua Greene, Chaz Hamilton, Joe Hannon, Kelly Horne, Brittany Hughes, Jenny Jackson, Kirsten Reagan, Ramsey Sullivan, Kate Whiddon All A and B Dena Bishop, Daulton Browning, Cali Burkett, Daisy Dee, Faith Demott, Darren Ellis, Stephanie English, Sarah Hall, Heather James, Hannah Lewis, Gatlin Nennstiel, Sarah Riley, Natalie Vasquez, Austin Wilford Tenth Grade All A Dorian Alberti, Corey Brandies, Taylor Copeland, Abigail Hettinger, Savannah Jenkins, Zackery Peterson, T. J. Swords, Sarah Tharpe, Emma Witmer All A and B Christopher Fitch, Dalton Gramling, Sam Hogg, Kyle Rogers, Courtney Watts, Gaige Winchester Eleventh Grade All A Morgan Cline, Ricky Finlayson, Sarah James, Monique Restrepo, Steven Trest All A and B Austin Bishop, Shawn Blue, Timothy Burrus, Ty Chancy, Maddie Everett, Julie High, Zach Holley, Winston Lee, Carson Nennstiel, Cole Schwab, Hunter Searcy, Savannah Tyler, Tyler Zimmerly Twelfth Grade All A Victoria Brock, Cole Davis, Lauren Demott, Brandon Holm, Hunter Horne, Aimee Love, Sara Peeler, Whitney Stevens All A and B Devan Courtney, Marissa Duber, Jacob Dunbar, Brooke Joiner, Braden Mattingly, Christiana Reams, Mallory Register MCHS Student Courtney Strickland 2014 Sunshine State Scholar Courtney Strickland, left, stands beside Pam Stewart, Commissioner for the Florida Department of Education, while attending the Sunshine State Scholars event in Orlando on Feb. 13 and 14.Photo SubmittedNew Testament, Greenville Students Chosen JA GemsGabriel Kervin, New Testament Christian Simorra Lott, Greenville Elementary School Emmolyn Terry, New Testament Christian Erin Taylor, New Testament Christian Jamal Dennis, Greenville Elementary School Delana Wagner, Greenville Elementary School

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$199 Move-In Special!! 1, 2 & 3 BR HC & non-HC accessible apts. Rental assistance may be available. HUD vouchers accepted. Call 850-948-3056. TDD/TTY 711. 192 NW Greenville Pointe Trail, Greenville, FL 32331. Equal Housing Opportunityrtn, c ESTATE SALE MOBILE HOME FOR SALE FOR SALE FOR SALE WANTED YARD SALE LOST & FOUND FOR RENT HELP WANTED HELP WANTED Buy, Sell or Trade In The Classieds Call 973-4141 Call 973-4141www.greenepublishing.com SERVICES Classifieds .10A Madison County Carrier Wednesday, March 5, 2014 Check us out on-line www.greenepublishing.com AUCTION FLORIDA PRESS SERVICES, INC. STATEWIDE CLASSIFIED PROGRAM STATEWIDE CLASSIFIED ADS FOR 3/3/2014 THROUGH 3/9/2014 I am a retired nurse; and want to do private duty work with the elderly. If you can use me, I am available for any shift. Excellent references. 464-7276 (Cell).12/18 rtn, n/c Ofce Building For Rent Across the street from the Courthouse, on Shelby Street. (between Owens Propane and Burnette Plumbing) Newly Renovated 1120 square foot. Call Emerald Greene 850-973-4141.10/16 rtn, n/c Madison Heights Apartments 1,2,3 & 4 bedroom apts. Section 8 Housing designed for low income families 150 SW Bumgardner Dr. Madison, FL Phone 850-973-4290 TDD 711 Equal Housing Opportunity6/22, rtn, cBe A CNA Start your New Year with a New Career. Quest Training offers a nurse taught, 40 hr. Prep class. No GED required if age 18 yr. Day and Evening classes. HIGH pass rates on state exam. 386-362-10653/5 3/26, pd1/4 inch coat galvanized steel cable for sale .15 cent a foot. We have as much as you need. (850) 464-3041.Washer And Dryer For Sale! Kenmore series 70 washer, top load. Series 80 dryer, front load (door opens from top down). White in color and both are in perfect working order. $400 “rm. Call (229) 460-5296.1/8 rtn, n/cNewspaper Bundles For Sale $1 each Greene Publishing, Inc. 1695 S. SR 53 in Madison (850) 973-4141.6/19 rtn, n/cLazzy Hen Farm Furnished 40 foot trailer close to town for one quiet person. Includes Direct TV, you pay electric. Background check, security required. $400/month. (850) 673-1117.3/5 rtn, cSet of four (4) “Weld” (Mountain Crusher) billet aluminum wheels. 8 lug with bolt on center caps. Fits Dodge or Chevy. $400 OBO. Call 229-460-5296.12/11 rtn, n/cCDL Class A Truck DriverRuns mostly SE extended area. 2 years driving experience. Good 2 year MVR. Home weekends and some during the week. (850) 973-2747.12/11 rtn, c Deadline For Classieds (850) 973-4141 3:00 p.m. Every Monday Just received a new supply of repo homes Great price! Call for details (386) 466-8315.1/29 rtn, cLooking for a local deer hunting club with available memberships. Call Terry at (850) 997-3922.2/5 rtn, n/c Advertising Sales Representative (salesman) needed. Our newspaper of“ce is seeking an outstanding individual to join or sales team. Do you possess a sunny, friendly attitude? Can you talk with customers easily and help them feel at home? Do you have a good personality and LOVE to talk on the telephone? If you are a team player, able to handle multiple tasks, have a friendly can-doattitude, a great work ethic, are organized, and self-motivated then this job might be just for you. Valid Drivers License a must! Apply in person only at Greene Publishing, Incs newspaper of“ce, located at 1695 South SR 53, in Madison.Fast Track Convenient Store/Gas Station For Lease in Lamont, Fl. Contact 850-545-2482. 2/19 rtn, c FOUND Small grey shaggy dog near Colin Kelly Hwy. Call (850) 973-2459.2/21 3/5, n/c3 BD 2 BA For Rent New carpet, newly painted. Appliances included. Central heat and air. HUD vouchers accepted. (850) 973-3917 and leave a message.3/5, pdHouse For Rent 205 Shelby Street across from hospital. Two-story, 3 BD 2 BA. $650/month. Call (850) 997-4818.2/26 3/26, c Too Much Junk? … Do you have a garage or barn or attic full of junk and want it clean? Granddads barn that needs to be cleaned or removed? Let us make you an offer on it all … And we clean it up at the same time. Call 850-973-7916 and leave a message.2/26 rtn, n/c We want your Ghosts!! We are collecting YOUR stories of Ghosts, Goblins, Spooks, Specters, Aliens, Haunted Houses, Paranormal Events, Angels, and any other Supernatural Tales from Madison County and surrounding counties. We want personal experiences, legends, and family traditions. Call 850-973-7916 and leave a message.2/26 rtn, n/cJoann Bridges Academy in Greenville is now accepting applications for Food Service Workers Applications can be picked from the facility between the hours of 8:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m. Monday … Friday.2/26, 3/5, cLake Park of Madison Fulltime CNA and PRN Positions Contact Kim Browning HR or Connie Walker DON (850) 973-8277.2/26, 3/5, c EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COLLECTION SITE ATTENDANT The Solid Waste and Recycling Department is advertising an open position for two Collection Site Attendants. Applicants must secure applications from the of“ce of Work Force Development at 705 East Base Street. All applicants must be completed and turned in no later than 5 p.m., March 7, 2014. A copy of the job description will be on “le for review. QUALIFICATIONS €Must be a resident of Madison County € Must have a High School Diploma or GED Equivalent € Must be at least 21 years of age € Must have reliable transportation € Must have a valid telephone capability € Must be able to able to satisfy all of the requirements of a physical examination and a pre-employment drug test € Posses a valid Florida Drivers License € Must successfully complete a favorable Local Agency background check The Solid Waste and Recycling Department is a Drug Free Work Place and an Equal Opportunity Employer. Further information may be obtained by calling (850) 973-2611 (Monday … Thursday) from 6:30 AM … 5:00 PM.2/26, 3/5, cVinyl Fabrication Operator Needed Must be able to read a tape measure to 1/4th inch. This job requires heavy lifting, reading sketches, and working with machines. There is only one (1) position available, we will only accept the “rst “ve (5) quali“ed applications. Starting Friday, 2/28/14 at 8:00 a.m. Must apply in person at Big Top Mfg. 3255 North US 19 Perry, Fl EEO/AA/m/f/vets/disabled.2/28, 3/5, c MIG Welders Needed Must have High School diploma or equivalent, the ability to read and understand CAD sketches, also able to read a tape measure to the 1/16th, and you will be required to pass an onsite weld test. You Must have a minimum of two years welding experience or a graduate of a certi“ed welding program, along with no previous employment history with Big Top Mfg. Must pass weld test on-site. Starting Friday, 2/28/14 at 8:00 a.m. Apply in person at Big Top Mfg. 3255 North Hwy 19. We will only accept ten quali“ed applications. EEO/AA/m/f/vets/disabled.2/28, 3/5, cSteel Fab Operator Needed Must have high school diploma or equivalent, be able to read a tape measure to 1/16th, should be pro“cient in math, and have no previous employment with Big Top Mfg. There is only one (1) position available, we will only accept the “rst ten (10) quali“ed applications. Starting Friday, 2/28/14 at 8:00 a.m. Must apply in person at Big Top Mfg. 3255 North US 19 Perry, Fl EEO/AA/m/f/vets/disabled.2/28, 3/5, c March 4th through 8th from 8 a.m. 5 p.m. Located on 4814 SE County Road 255 in Lee. Dolls, antiques and misc. household items.2/28, 3/5, pd Pool Cleaning One time clean out and monthly services available. Call Karen (386) 984-2425.3/5 3/26, pdAUCTION SATURDAY MARCH 8 AT 6:30 P.M. MADISON AUCTION HOUSE. 1693 SW MOSELEY HALL RD (CR360) 850 973-1444 SELLING ITEMS FOR HOME, YARD AND SHOP. TO MANY ITEMS TO LIST. SAVE OVER STORE PRICES AND HAVE SOME FUN. 10% BUYERS PREMIUM. MC, VISA, DISCOVER, DEBIT CARDS, CHECKS AND CASH ACCEPTED. AU3968 Brandon Mugge Auctioneer, AB2490.3/5, pdHuge Multi-Family Yard Sale Saturday March 8 from 8 a.m. until. Lots of good stuff, collectables, some antique items. Located at the corner of Horry Street and Livingston Street, 2 story blue house.3/5, pd04 Coachmen Chaparral Travel Trailer. One slide out. Bought new and ready to camp. $9,500. Serious callers only. Selling due to health. Call between 6 a.m. 8:30 p.m. (229) 563-3545.3/5, pd Drivers: Home EVERY Weekend, Dedicated Southern Lanes & OTR! All Miles PAID (Loaded & Empty)! Or Walk Away Lease: No Money Down,No Credit Check. 1-888-880-5916.3/5, pd Martin Marietta Materials We’re Building our future with you DRAGLINE OPERATOR Perry, FL Quarry Excellent position that will operate a 7 yd 2400 Lima dragline safely and efficiently in a 50' deep marine limestone wet mine. Must also com plete safety pre-work inspections on equipment as well as service and maintain equipment daily. Ideal candidate will possess a HS diploma/GED, valid DL, Dragline experience and be mechanically inclined with the ability to work any shift (including nights and weekends) We offer competitive compensation and excellent benets. Apply Today Attn: Allen Owen Martin Marietta Materials ~ 3019 Riverwatch Pky. ~ Augusta, GA 30907 Fax 706.868.6846 allen.owen@martinmarietta.com € Deep South Steam Engine Club Trade Show € Bounce Houses € Movies € Music € Coloring Contest Awards Presentation € Tractor Pull (ages 4-13) at 4:00 P.M.Lee Event Committee--Contact: Tputnal@embarqmail.comAdvertising funded in part by the Madison County Tourist Development Council Event information & Applications available online at www.leeday.org Printed Applications available at Lee City Hall Lee Homecoming DayLee Homecoming Day Lee Homecoming Day Friday, March 14th= 3:00 PM … 8:30 PM Saturday, March 15th= 8:00 AM 5:00 PM € Deep South Steam Engine Club Trade Show€ Lee Methodist Church Pancake Breakfast€ Food Vendors € Arts & Crafts Vendors € Music € Quilt Show € Live Entertainment *Chapel Road 12-1pm *Overall Gang 1-2pm *Reckless Reality 2pm !""# $%& F F r r i i d d a a y y E E v v e e n n t t s s S S a a t t u u r r d d a a y y E E v v e e n n t t s s Adoption Devoted, affectionate professional couple will help you, unconditionally love & be hands on with your baby; maintain contact. Allowed expenses paid. Doug & Liz 800-918-4773.-Susan Stockman-FL# 0342521. Auctions United Rentals is selling surplus equipment at no reserve internet auction on March 14. Bid now on service trucks, F350, F450, F550's, pickup trucks at www.purplewave.com. Education You can become an expert in HVAC installation and repair. Pinnacle Career Institute Online HVAC education in as little as 12 months. Call us today: 1-877-651-3961 or go online: www.HVAC-Online-Education.com Educational Services AIRLINE CAREERS begin here. Get FAA approved Aviation Maintenance Technician training. Housing and Financial Aid for quali“ed students. Job placement assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 877-741-9260 www.FixJets.com. Help Wanted CDL-A Team Owner Operators: $2,500 Lease Incentive! Team Dedicated Routes. Great Revenue & Regular Weekly Home Time! 888-486-5946 NFI Industries npartners.com. Can You Dig It? Bulldozers, Backhoes, and Excavators. 3 Week Hands On Training Provided. Become Nationally Certi“ed. Lifetime Job Placement Assistance. GI Bill Eligible! 1-866-362-6497. Experienced OTR Flatbed Drivers earn 50 up to 55 cpm loaded. $1000 sign on to Quali“ed drivers. Home most weekends. Call: 843-266-3731 / www.bulldoghiway.com EOE. DRIVER TRAINEES NEEDED NOW! Learn to drive for US Xpress! Earn $700 per week! No experience needed! Local CDL Training. Job ready in 15 days! 1-888-368-1964. Miscellaneous NURSING CAREERS begin here Get trained in months, not years. Small classes, no waiting list. Financial aid for quali“ed students. Apply now at Centura Institute Orlando (888)220-3219. Real Estate/ Land for Sale Up to 9 acres from $14,900. Mountain cabin only $89,900. Access to lake and trout stream. Views of the Atlanta skyline. 45 minutes from Northern Atlanta. Priced below developer cost! Call 866-950-5263 Ext. 17. Buy Mountain Property AT BELOW COST!!! Streamfront Acreage. 2 nicely wooded acres with mountain views, private streamfront & springhead. Loaded with mature hardwoods. Gentle building site. Private paved roads, municipal water, underground power, “ber optic, more. Just $19,900. Excellent “nancing. Only one, call now 1-866-952-5303, x 183. Real Estate/ Mobile Homes Mobile Homes with acreage. Ready to move in. Seller Financing (subject to credit approval). Lots of room for the price, 3Br 2Ba. No renters. 850-308-6473 VMFhomes.com.

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www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, March 5, 2014Madison County Carrier 11A ----Legals---2/19, 2/26, 3/5 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that ARTHUR G. OR FLORIDA SMITH the holder of the following certi“cate has “led said certi“cate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The certi“cate number and year of issuance, the description of the property and name in which it is assessed is as follows: CERTIFICATE NO: 09-789 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2009 NAME IN, WHICH ASSESSED: DOUG BARNES AND LEAH C. BARNES PARCEL ID: 22-1N-09-4006-001-000 LEGAL DESCRIPTION: SO MUCH OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER (NW 1/4) OF SECTION 22, TOWNSHIP 1 NORTH, RANGE 9 EAST, AS LIES WITHIN THE FOLLOWING BOUNDARY LINES: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE INTERSECTION OF HORRY STREET AND LIVINGSTON STREET, IN THE TOWN OF MADISON, FLORIDA, AND RUN THENCE WEST 50 FEET, THENCE NORTH 96-4/5 YARDS, THENCE WEST 205-1/3 FEET, THENCE NORTH 137 FEET TO THE LANDS TO BE CONVEYED; THENCE RUN NORTH 85 FEET, THENCE EAST 75 FEET, THENCE SOUTH 85 FEET, THENCE WEST 75 FEET TO THE SAID SOUTHWEST CORNER. ALSO; A PART OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER (NW 1/4) OF SECTION 22, TOWNSHIP 1 NORTH, RANGE 9 EAST, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE INTERSECTION OF HORRY AND LIVINGSTON STREETS IN THE TOWN OF MADISON, FLORIDA, AND THENCE RUN WEST 50 FEET, THENCE RUN NORTH 96.4 YARDS, THENCE RUN WEST 205-1/3 FEET, THENCE RUN NORTH 137 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THE LAND HERBY CONVEYED, THENCE RUN NORTH 85 FEET, THENCE RUN WEST 89 FEET, THENCE RUN SOUTH 85 FEET,THENCE RUN EAST 89 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, AND BEING THE SAME LAND DESCRIBED IN THAT CERTAIN DEED DATED SEPTEMBER 11, 1951, AND RECORDED IN DEED BOOK 76, PAGE 99, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF MADISON COUNTY FLORIDA. ALSO; COMMENCE AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE INTERSECTION OF LIVINGSTON AND HORRY STREETS IN THE TOWN OF MADISON, FLORIDA, AND RUN THENCE WEST 50 FEET, THENCE RUN NORTH 96-4/5 YARDS, THENCE RUN WEST 205-1/3 FEET, THENCE NORTH 222 FEET, THENCE RUN WEST 89 FEET FOR POINT OF BEGINNING, THENCE RUN WEST 80 FEET, THENCE RUN SOUTH 12 DEGREES 36 MINUTES EAST 87.10 FEET, THENCE RUN EAST 61 FEET, THENCE NORTH 85 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, AND BEING PART OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER (SW 1/4) OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER (NW 1/4), OF SECTION 22, TOWNSHIP 1 NORTH, RANGE 9 EAST. (THE ABOVE DESCRIBED THREE (3) PARCELS OF CONTIGUOUS PROPERTY CONSISTS OF .459 ACRES, MORE OR LESS) All of said property being in the County of Madison, State of Florida. Unless such certi“cate shall be redeemed according to the law, the property described in such certi“cate will be sold to the highest bidder at the west front door at the Madison County Courthouse on the 20th day of MARCH 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 3rd day of FEBRUARY 2014. TIM SANDERS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT MADISON COUNTY MADISON, FLORIDA BY:/s/ Renata Keeling DEPUTY CLERK2/19, 2/26, 3/5, 3/12 2/26, 3/5 NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING: The District Board of Trustees of North Florida Community College will hold its regular monthly meeting Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. in the NFCC Board Room, NFCC, 325 NW Turner Davis Dr., Madison, FL. A copy of the agenda may be obtained by writing: NFCC, Of“ce of the President, 325 NW Turner Davis Dr., Madison, FL 32340. For disability-related accommodations, contact the NFCC Of“ce of College Advancement, 850973-1653. NFCC is an equal access/equal opportunity employer.3/5 3/5, 3/12 3/5, 3/12 3/5, 3/12 3/5, 3/12 3/5, 3/12 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION BRANCH BANKING AND TRUST COMPANY, Plaintiff, CASE NO.: 2012-220-CA vs. DERMOT GRAY; UNKOWN SPOUSE OF DERMOT GRAY; and AUCILLA PLANTATIONS PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC. Defendants. ___________________________________________/ NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant to the Uniform Final Judgment of Foreclosure, entered in this action on the 11th day of February, 2014, in favor of Plaintiff, Branch Banking & Trust Company, the Clerk of Court will sell to the highest and best bidder or bidders for cash at the West entrance of the Courthouse, 125 SW Range Avenue, Madison, Florida, 32340, on March 26, 2014 at 11:00 a.m., the following described property and all improvements thereon: TRACT 90 AUCILLA PLANTATIONS UNRECORDED, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS. FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT AN IRON ROD MARKING THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SECTION 24, TOWNSHIP 1 SOUTH, RANGE 6 EAST, MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA AND RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES 54 MINUTES 53 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 2682.65 FEET TO A POINT, THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 06 MINUTES 52 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 1348.23 FEET TO A POINT, THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 54 MINUTES 53 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 916.79 FEET TO A POINT, THENCE RUN SOUTH 11 DEGREES 54 MINUTES 08 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 233.03 FEET TO A POINT, THENCE RUN SOUTH 85 DEGREES 21 MINUTES 12 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 2672.79 FEET TO A POINT IN THE CENTERLINE OF AN 80 FOOT WIDE ROADWAY, UTILITY AND DRAINAGE EASEMENT (328TH STREET),THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 52 MINUTES 43 SECONDS WEST, ALONG SAID CENTERLINE, A DISTANCE OF 870.61 FEET TO A POINT, THENCE SOUTH 09 DEGREES 40 MINUTES 11 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 124.32 FEET TO A POINT, THENCE SOUTH 22 DEGREES 21 MINUTES 45 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 556.88 FEET TO A POINT, THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 19 MINUTES 39 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 723.09 FEET FOR A POINT OF BEGINNING, THENCE FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING RUN SOUTH 09 DEGREES 03 MINUTES 04 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 2003.06 FEET TO A POINT IN THE CENTERLINE OF AN 80 FOOT WIDE ROADWAY, UTILITY AND DRAINAGE EASEMENT (ROAD 3008), 'THENCE RUN ALONG SAID CENTERLINE AS FOLLOWS: NORTH 82 DEGREES 01 MINUTES 14 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 402.41.FEET TO A POINT, THENCE SOUTH 76 DEGREES 32 MINUTES 45 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 331.56 FEET TO A POINT, THENCE NORTH 86 DEGREES 18 MINUTES 53 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 196.79 FEET TO A POINT, THENCE NORTH 67 DEGREES 27 MINUTES 21 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 200.82 FEET TO A POINT, THENCE LEAVING SAID CENTERLINE, RUN NORTH 02 DEGREES 48 MINUTES 02 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 1920.19 FEET TO A POINT, THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 19 MINUTES 39 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 693.95 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. The property is commonly known as Lot 50, Aucilla Plantation, Greenville, FL 32331 (the PropertyŽ). Any person claiming an interest in the surplus, if any, from the judicial sale of the Property, other than the Property owner, as of the date of the Notice of Lis Pendens, must “le a claim within sixty (60) days after the judicial sale of the Property. In accordance with Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the ADA Coordinator, not later than ve days prior to the proceeding at the Madison County Courthouse, 125 SW Range Avenue, Madison, Florida, 32340, Telephone: 850.973.1500. If hearing impaired, call 711. SHUMAKER, LOOP & KENDRICK, LLP By: /s/ Sarah M. Glaser, Esq. Jay B. Verona, Esq. Florida Bar No.: 352616 jverona@slk-law.com (Primary e-mail) mmarlowe@slk-law.com (Secondary e-mail) Sarah M. Glaser, Esq. Florida Bar No.: 52197 sglaser@slk-law.com (Primary e-mail) khunter@slk-law.com (Secondary e-mail) 101 E. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 2800 Tampa, Florida 33602 (813) 229-7600 (Telephone) (813) 229-1660 (Facsimile) Attorneys for the Plaintiff CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE I HEREBY CERTIFY that a copy of the foregoing has been furnished by US Mail on March 3, 2014 upon: Allucia Plantations Property Owners Association, Inc. c/o James W. Hart, Registered Agent 2180 S. S.R. 434, Suite 5000 Longwood, FL 32779 /s/ Sarah M. Glaser, Esq. Attorney3/5, 3/12

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Thirteen agricultural producers within the Suwannee River Water Management District (District) have been approved to receive a total of $239,025 in cost-share funds to implement irrigation retrofits, water conservation technologies, and water-saving projects. These projects will reduce groundwater withdrawals by an estimated 1.35 million gallons of water per day (mgd). The District’s agriculture costshare funding will pay for the following cost-share projects: Seventeen center pivot irrigation system retrofits that will save water. Two pump upgrades that will provide for greater irrigation efficiency. Twenty-one Global Positioning System (GPS) end-gun shutoffs to eliminate watering of non-target irrigation areas. Fourteen remote controlling devices to monitor and control irrigation systems offsite, allowing systems to be shut off during rain events among other capabilities. Four soil moisture probes and one weather station to assist with irrigation scheduling efficiencies. Nineteen new controller panels that work in conjunction with other technology to provide greater irrigation efficiencies among other capabilities. To date the District’s agriculture cost-share program has reduced groundwater withdrawals by an estimated 7.5 mgd. This is the second year the District has offered assistance to farmers through the program. The District has set aside $1.5 million to fund the program each fiscal year. Approved applicants are awarded funding on a quarterly basis. Agricultural producers within the District have until April 4 to apply for cost-share funds for the next funding cycle. Funds are awarded through a ranking process based on various criteria, including the effectiveness of the proposed project to protect, conserve, or restore water resources. The funds help pay for projects that increase irrigation efficiency and water conservation and assist with water-saving technologies. Interested parties may apply online through the District’s Agriculture webpage at www.mysuwanneeriver.com/agriculture or apply in person at District Headquarters, 9225 CR 49, Live Oak FL 32060. For more information, contact Kevin Wright at (386) 362-1001 or toll free at 1 (800) 226-1066 (FL only). By Rose KleinGreene Publishing, Inc.Chad McCormick has been working as a volunteer with Farm Share for quite some time, driving back and forth to Quincy, in order to bring fresh produce and other goods back to Madison, to distribute to individuals and non-prot organizations in need. McCormick, in an effort to make the Farm Share program more efcient, has nally succeeded in bringing Farm Share to Madison. Thanks to James Ray, board member for Consolidated Christian Ministries, McCormick’s Farm Share Depot is now housed in the same building CCM uses to distribute their monthly commodities. Having a local depot means that a Farm Share truck will bring produce and other goods to Madison, saving McCormick time and money that can be utilized in other areas, and also giving local farmers and other businesses a place to bring their excess produce, baked goods or other donations, that can increase the available food for families locally. McCormick says deliveries for now will be once a month, but could increase if more non-prot organizations apply through Farm Share. With the growth of non-prots comes growth in the amount of available food says McCormick. Depots can receive anywhere from 100 to 100,000 pounds of food, depending on how many people need to be fed. All that is required in order for a non-prot to receive food, is to go to the Farm Share website and ll out an application, letting the warehouse know how much need the organization is trying to meet. Afterwards, organization volunteers would coordinate with McCormick to help unload, sort through and package food for handing out. For more information on Farm Share, visit their website at www.farmshare.org. To sign up your organization, click on the “How to Help” tab and download, then ll out the Farm Share application. If you would like to speak to Chad McCormick on how you can help with this program or to ask questions, you can contact him at (850) 464-6190 or email him at www.openarmsfumc@ya hoo.com. www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, March 5, 2014 12A € Madison County CarrierFARM Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Rose Klein, February 18, 2014Madison is now home to a Farm Share Depot, allowing non-pro“t organizations who have applied at the Farm Share website easier access to free fruits, vegetables, baked goods and whatever else is available, once a month.Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Rose Klein, February 18, 2014This is just some of the food brought this month to Madisons new Farm Share Depot, where it waits for pick-up by non-pro“ts who have signed up with the Farm Share organization.SRWMD Assists 13 Area Farmers To Reduce Groundwater Withdrawals Deadline To Apply For Next Round Of Funds Is April 4 Calling All Non-Pro“tsFarm Share Depot Arrives!



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Wed. March 5, 2014VOL. 50 NO. 29 www.greenepublishing.com 50 cents Index2 Sections, 20 Pages Local WeatherViewpoints 2A Around Madison3-8A Obituaries 4A School 9A Classieds 10A Legals 11A Farm 12A Path of Faith Section B Sheriffs Dispute Report Claiming Madison As Most Dangerous County In The StateBy Jacob BembryGreene Publishing, Inc. Taking the Uniform Crime Report (UCR) from 2012 released by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and using a ratio of every 100,000 households, a Jacksonville newspaper recently declared Madison County to be the most dangerous county in the state in which to live. While some people accepted what the newspaper said as fact, Madison County Sheriff Ben Stewart says it just isnt so. Stewart pointed out that the UCR contains data that is selfreported by law enforcement agencies to the state on semiannually. It is supposed to consist of the number and types of crimes that happen in any jurisdiction, but it is based on arrests, not on the actual number of crimes that occur. Any agency that is not efficient at solving crimes and making arrests then has less crime to report, Stewart said. The clearance rate for Madison County is twice as high as Duval County, which gives us twice the number of crimes to report. Stewart said that the arrest data is converted to percentages and then compared with the previous years UCR. The less crime that you have, then the worse your percentages appear, Stewart said. For instance, Duval County reported 76 murders in 2011 and 94 murders in 2012 which gave them a 24 percent increase for 2012. Madison County had zero murders in 2011 and two in 2012, which gives us a 200 percent increase for 2012. So Duval County reports a 24 percent increase with 94 murders, but Madison County has to report a 200 percent increase with two. Stewart also proudly pointed out, I can also report that in 2013 there are no murders to report in Madison County, which is the norm. Stewart said that the reporter who wrote the article only picked four crimes of the UCR to report on. Any felony should be considered dangerous, he said. When you look at the total crime rate based on population, then Duval County comes out on top with Broward, Dade, Orange, and the other big counties as being more dangerous. The smaller counties like Madison are always the lowest. Stewart said that he urges everyone to go to the FDLE website and examine the data themselves. I would also ask you to use common sense and not accept junk science or junk journalism, he said. Stewart challenges anyone to go for a walk in downtown Madison, Mayo, Apalachicola, Port St. Joe, Live Oak and Monticello (which were ranked as being more dangerous than Jacksonville) and then take a walk through downtown Jacksonville. You can be the judge of which is safer, he said. Okeechobee County Sheriff Paul May also takes exception to the report. May said that he has been coming up to Madison County three or four times a year with a friend, who bought a piece of property here to hunt, fish and relax. Some years, we have spent at least a month in Madison County, May said. May said that he had made hundreds of trips to Winn-Dixie and enjoyed many meals at ONeals and Kens BBQ and even shopped at Farmers Supply before Wally Davis retired and has made many friends here. I have never seen a crime occur in Madison County, May said. I have never felt intimidated or in danger in any way; to the contrary, I have met the friendliest people and felt the safest that a person could feel. Sheriff Paul May, Okeechobee County Sheriff Ben Stewart, Madison CountyAnother Valdosta Spill Occurs This Time, Wastewater Was Deemed TreatedThe Florida Department of Health (DOH) issued an advisory to residents in counties, including Madison County, surrounding the Withlacoochee and Suwannee rivers this past week after the City of Valdosta, Ga., reported a spill, made up of a combination of storm water and partially treated sewage that has overowed into the Withlacoochee River. The Withlacoochee ows south and connects with the Suwannee River.According to the Suwannee River Water Management District, water samples came back negative and there appears to be no contaminants in the water. Water contaminated by wastewater overow presents several health hazards to humans and may contain untreated human sewage with microbes that could cause gastroSee Wastewater On Page 3ACounty Commission Approves Building Use For Farm ShareBy Lynette NorrisGreene Publishing, Inc.The Madison County Commission has given its nod of approval for Farm Share to use part of the blue building that Consolidated Christian Ministries also uses for its food bank operations. Farm Share is a statewide non-prot organization that gleans the excess produce from farms, food that would normally be thrown away or left in the elds, and stores it temporarily in warehouses or depots where community charitable organizations can pick it up and distribute it to those in need. Chad McCormick, a Farm Share volunteer had wanted to bring a Farm Share Depot to Madison for some time, spoke at a recent Kiwanis Club meeting about his desire to bring a Farm Share Depot to Madison if he could nd a suitable location, i.e., a building large enough to temporarily house the fresh produce. James Ray, a Kiwanis Club member who also happens to be on the board of directors for Consolidated Christian Ministries, spoke up and offered space in the CCM facili-I n t e r s e c t i o n W o r k P r a c t i c a l l y C o m p l e t e d By Jacob BembryGreene Publishing, Inc. Construction at the interchange of US 90 and State Road 53 is nearing completion. According to the Florida Department of Transportation, the cost for all work will be approximately $1.2 million. The original contract was for 140 days. This included 30 weather days, as well as holidays, plus two weeks for utility work to be done. See Interesection Work On Page 3ACareer Criminal Arrested For Battery On Law Officer Firefighters help subdue manAman, described as a career criminal by law enforcement ofcers, was arrested for retail theft, resisting arrest and battery on a law enforcement ofcer. According to a Madison Police Department report, MPD Cpl. Jeffery Rosenberg was at Winn Dixie investigating a shoplifting complaint. While he was there, he saw the suspect, Tommy Lee See Career Criminal On Page 3A Tommy Lee PhillipsAnnual JAKES Day Set For March 8By Jacob BembryGreene Publishing, Inc. The Madison County Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) will hold its annual JAKES Day on Saturday, March 8, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Wally Davis ring range, located at 5757 NE Rocky Ford Road in Madison. There will be archery, target shooting and skeet shooting. There will be bird dog demonstrations, as well as presentations by the Florida Wildlife Commission, Madison County EMS and the Madison County Sheriffs Ofce. The event is free and lunch will be provided. For more information about the event or how to join the NWTF, please call Shannon Webb at (850) 464-1711. Floridas Jobless Rate Drops To 6.2 PercentBy Lazaro AlemanGreene Publishing, Inc.Floridas seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 6.2 percent in December, down 0.2 percentage point from Novembers rate of 6.4 percent, according to gures released by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (FDEO) on Monday, Feb. 24.The state agency reports that 6.2 percent is the lowest the unemployment rate has been since June 2008, when it was 6.0 percent. Nationally, the jobless rate was 6.7 percent in December, 0.5 percentage point higher than the state rate. In Madison and Jefferson Counties, the rates likewise dropped, from 5.3 and 8.4 percents in November, to 4.9 and 8.2 percents in December, respectively. Statewide, the 6.2 percent represents 584,000 jobless Floridians out of a labor force of 9,405,000 not counting those who have given up the search for work or are underemployed or employed part time. Per the FDEO, Floridas seasonally adjusted total nonagricultural employment was 7,645,000 in December, an increase of 14,100 jobs over the month. Seasonally adjusted means the numbers have been purged of seasonal and other factors that could skew the results. Compared to December a year ago, the number of jobs in the state was up by 192,900, an increase of 2.6 percent, the FDEO reports. Floridas annual job growth rate in December 2013 was the fastest since June 2006. For Madison County, the 8.2 percent translates into 564 jobless persons out of a labor force of 6,909, compared with 585 jobless persons out of a labor force of 6,975 in November, when the rate was 8.4 percent. In December 2012, the comparable gures were 673 jobless persons out of a labor force of 7,108, when the unemployment rate was 9.5 percent. For Jefferson County, the 4.9 percent rate translates into 324 jobless persons out of a labor force of 6,552, compared with 352 jobless personsSee Farm Share Approval On Page 3A See Jobless Rate On Page 3A D o n t F o r g e t T o S e t Y o u r C l o c k s A h e a d O n e H o u r O n S a t u r d a y N i g h t

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Im always excited about the changes of the seasons. Usually by the time one season is ready to leave, Im just as ready to see the next one arrive. Spring is on the way and one of the indicators I always look for is farmers and gardeners who start working their soil. I dont know if Ive been feeling lazy or have other things in mind that I would like to focus on, or both, but Ive been a little lax in committing to a garden this spring. I had some issues last summer due to the heavy rain and not only did the excess water dampen my garden and rot my tomatoes, it dampened my enthusiasm for starting another garden this year. When I think of my vegetable garden Im reminded of my soil and what it might need, I think of bugs and ways I can outsmart them without using chemicals, I think about the small space I have to grow on and get a little frustrated and I think of those rotten tomatoes that hung on the vine last year that reminded me of the popular quote from a movie, life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what youre gonna get. Those poor soaked tomatoes looked beautiful on the outside, but cutting into them was just like that quote; the rain made them either tasteless or rotten on the inside, and continuing on with the chocolate analogy, it was like biting into one of those fruit crme chocolates that nobody likes. Needless to say, Ive been feeling that why bother attitude sneaking up on me this year. Then, it happenedI opened up a jar of tomato jam and the gardening bug started chewing on me. This past weekend I was looking at my pictures and saw all the beauty of the vegetables that I had grown last season. Well, I had to remind myself, the rst harvest was out of this world good and isnt it amazing how I could grow such beautiful plants that actually brought fruits and vegetables to the table? There is something about gardening and growing your own food that gets in your blood. No matter how frustrating the weather, the pesky bugs or the failed crops that get to you; gardening can be addictive and the satisfaction you receive from growing your own food is extraordinary. Feels like its time to pull out the canning jars.No doubt you have heard that the Obama Administration intends to slash the militarys budget in the coming years to devote more dollars to the domestic agenda including the growing cost of Obamacare. Among the casualties of this proposed drawdown is the Air Forces A-10 close air support (CAS) aircraft. This will have a signicant impact on nearby Moody Air Force Base where a couple of A-10 squadrons are stationed. Let me give you some background on the A-10. In the 1970s, this aircraft was developed to support the Army in the CAS role. The Air Force didnt want the aircraft, preferring to spend their dollars to faster, sexier F-15s and F-16s, but the Army insisted if you dont buy the plane, we will." Since this impacted the critical roles and missions doctrine, the Air Force relented and began buying the Long Island-based Republic Aviation aircraft. The ofcial nickname of the jet is Thunderbolt II, in honor of Republics famous World War II ghter the P-47 Thunderbolt, but its ungainly appearance earned the name Warthog from those who y and maintain the aircraft. It is not uncommon to see a couple of Hogs ying in tactical formation across the tranquil skies of Madison County. The A-10 was primarily designed to destroy Soviet tanks like the T-72 and T-80. Its primary killing system is a nose-mounted 30mm cannon, the GAU-8. The cannon is actually a multi-barreled Gatling gun capable of ring 2400 rounds a minute. With either armorpiercing or high explosive rounds, the gun packed quite a punch. Ive seen video of the rounds impact actually lifting a ve ton turret off a tank chassis and tossing it aside like so much litter. The GAU-8 is so large that it would appear the aircraft was actually designed around the gun instead of the other way around. The aircraft was also designed to sustain quite a bit of battle damage. The two TF-34 engines are mounted high near the twin tail to protect it from heat seeking missiles. The straight wings have plenty of room to carry external stores, including the AGM-65 Maverick antitank missile. The Maverick gives the pilot a lot more stand-off room to attack armored targets from safer distance. Ultimately, the Air Force sacriced the A10 to be able to afford to buy the troubled multiservice F-35 ghter. The Warthog is more than thirty years old and has been adapted to other roles like observation and forward air control. I suppose that USAF planners could not see a threat in the future that would require the A-10 although the jet has acquitted itself well in Iraq and Afghanistan. In the 1991 Gulf War, few aircraft performed as well as the A-10. In fact, there is an ironic story from Desert Storm where the Air Force was not planning to send the Hog. Army General Norman Schwarzkopf insisted and the deed was done. As I think about the Defense cuts proposed by the Obama Administration, what I see missing is a strategy that would match the reduced force structure. At this point, it is impossible for me to determine whether or not the cuts are justied by the strategy or if they are merely convenient to make room in the budget for more domestic spending. The way the system is supposed to work is that you determine a strategy and then match up the ghting units (brigades, squadrons, battle groups) to fulll that strategy. I havent seen any such analysis to justify these Defense cuts. It certainly was poor timing to announce this reduction just as the Russians decided to invade the Ukraine, or at least the Crimean Peninsula. I dont really see a military option for this latest international crisis since the Ukraine was the most important client state in the old Soviet Union and clearly in Russias sphere of inuence, but we cannot negotiate from a position of strength as we draw down our military force structure. Where are future tank battles that would call for the A-10? Korea and Iran are two possibilities. Can we get away without this Cold War weapon system? Probably provided that the F-35 comes on board in a timely fashion, but it is hard to imagine the sleek stealth aircraft groveling in the dirt like the A-10. What does all this mean to the future of Moody? Hard to say, although the base survived a serious closure threat in the early 1990s. Since then it has been rebuilt by the Air Force and local ofcials stronger than ever. There are other units and missions housed at the base. Several years ago, the Navy tried unsuccessfully to take the base from the Air Force. My gut tells me that the base will survive, but you never know in these uncertain times.www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, March 5, 2014 2A Madison County CarrierVIEWPOINTS& OPINIONS National SecurityJoe Boyles Guest ColumnistGardening Is In The Air Searching For Ambrosia A-10 Emerald's Gem Box Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Rose Klein, May 31, 2013A picture of last years tomatoes brings out the gardening bug this year. Florida Needs Integrated IT Reform in 2014Florida must have an integrated Information Technology (IT) Governance model to improve IT services and reduce costs, according to a Report from Florida TaxWatch, the independent, nonpartisan, nonprot public policy research institute and government watchdog. The Report, Reforming Florida's IT Governance Structure, analyzes Florida's needs and options and nds that a federated governance structure will reduce duplicative IT investments and allow the state to allocate resources more efciently. "TaxWatch is encouraged that Governor Scott has joined House and Senate leaders to prioritize funding for a new Agency for State Technology that has the authority to set and enforce centralized IT policy for Florida's governing agencies," said Dominic M. Calabro, President and CEO of Florida TaxWatch. "The true challenge now lies in a developing the best model for successful integration of Florida's diverse IT needs." Florida's current decentralized IT structure earned the state a "D" in a 2012 study by the Center for Digital Government, the lowest grade awarded to any U.S. state. During the past 17 years, the state has had six different IT governance structures. According to the Report, the federated model will allow a high-level governing body to create IT policy enforced by a governing agency, and ensure each state agency retains their ability to deliver IT services that meet their needs. Additionally, an integrated governance structure will better share services across state government and properly use data. "With an integrated IT governance structure, Florida will have the organization and infrastructure necessary to analyze the state's data and make informed decisions to increase efciency and reduce costs across government," added Calabro. To ensure the new governance structure is successful and sustainable, it must include clearly dened responsibilities and foster intergovernmental operability, provide for enterprisewide data management, and be given time and exibility for implementation. The report also examines the importance of managing IT contracting and procurement, noting that contract management and oversight must be carefully considered to reduce costs and eliminate waste as part of an integrated system. You can read the full report at http://www.oridataxwatch.org/resources/pdf/ITGovernanc eFINAL.pdf. Florida TaxWatch is a statewide, non-prot, non-partisan research institute that over its 33-year history has become widely recognized as the watchdog of citizens' hardearned tax dollars. Its mission is to provide the citizens of Florida and public ofcials with high quality, independent research and education on government revenues, expenditures, taxation, public policies and programs and to increase the productivity and accountability of Florida state and local government. Its support comes from homeowners and retirees, small and large businesses, philanthropic foundations, and professional associations. On the web at www.FloridaTaxWatch.org. Rose KleinColumnist

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www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, March 5, 2014 Madison County Carrier 3A AROUNDMADISONCOUNTY World NewsBy Rose Klein Owner Takes Dying Dog On Bucket List Adventures In Coquitlam, British Columbia, a woman is taking her nine year old dog on a bucket list adventure after he was diagnosed with inoperable bone cancer. Riina Cooke says she is making sure her boxer, Romeo, is happy in his nal days to help her deal with her grief. Cooke said she was upset for a day or two and wanted to snap out of it. I thought, Okay, lets make it a good experience, she said. So far, Romeo has met singer Bif Naked, a noted animal lover and cancer survivor, and has taken a ride in a police car where he howled along with the siren. On Romeos ninth birthday, Cooke said he was treated to a spa day. To me, hes my child, Cooke said. I dont have children yet. Hes my everything. Man Declared Dead Fights To Escape Body Bag In Lexington, Miss., a 78-year-old man was declared dead in his home around 9 p.m. when a coroner could not detect a heartbeat. The next morning, Walter Williams nephew received a call telling him his uncle was still alive. The funeral home was about to prepare Williams body for embalming and started to unzip the body bag when they noticed him kicking in an attempt to get out of the bag. Embalmer Byron Porter said, Were not denitely going to do anything to him once we saw that he was not deceased. Parrot Helps Police Find His Owners Murderer In Agra, India, a talking parrot helped police solve the murder of its owner, 45year-old Neelam Sharma. According to Sharmas husband, Hercules the parrot began acting funny whenever his nephew Ashutosh visited days after the killing. Vijay Sharma also said that the parrot would start screeching whenever Ashutoshs name was mentioned, which caused Vijay to become suspicious and reported it to police. After being interrogated, Ashutosh confessed to killing Neelam. Agras superintendent of police, Shalabh Mathur, said Ashutosh accepted his crime and informed them he had an accomplice. The two had entered the house with intentions of taking cash and other valuables and even killed the Sharmas' dog because it was barking, but never considered the parrot. We got a lot of help from the parrot to zero in on the murderer, said Mathur.Intersection Work Cont. From Page 1AThe work left to be completed is for the barriers in the median to be raised. Work included rebuilding a retention wall at the northeastern corner of SR 53 and US 90; adding left turn signals to both lights (north and south) on SR 53; replacing all trafc signals and poles; and adding v pedestrian crosswalk signals. Work ofcially began on the intersection on Sept. 3, 2013 and with a completion date set for early 2014, the FDOT said that they are still on time for their target completion date. Phillips, leaving the store. As Rosenberg went to apprehend Phillips, he started to resist arrest. Corporal Rosenberg was wrestling with Phillips in front of the store. Madison Fireghters Matthew Lamendola and Juan Jimenez saw the commotion and came to assist Corporal Rosenberg. All three men were trying to get Phillips under control. Cpl. Rosenberg was able to get to his Taser and deploy it against Phillips. Once the Taser made contact, Phillips stopped resisting. He was transported to the Madison County Jail without further incident. Phillips is a career criminal with a long history of criminal activity. On Sunday afternoon, MPD Chief Gary Calhoun went to the Fire Station and thanked the reghters for their assistance. He will also be writing a letter of commendation to each of them for their efforts. Cpl. Rosenberg was checked out at the Madison County Hospital Emergency Room due to a possible injury to his hand and shoulder. Career Criminal Cont. From Page 1A Wastewater Cont. From Page 1Aintestinal and other diseases. Anyone who comes in contact with contaminated river water should wash thoroughly, especially before eating or drinking. Children and older adults, as well as people with weakened immune systems, are particularly vulnerable to disease so every precaution should be taken if in contact with the river water. For more information about the potential health effects of wastewater overflow, Floridians are encouraged to contact their local county health department. To find contact information for your county health department, please visit http://www.floridahealth.gov/. ty, known as the blue building. Because the building is owned by Madison County, McCormick had appeared at a previous County Commission meeting to get ofcial approval and make sure the Farm Share operation was okay with the County as owners of the facility. The commissioners wanted to have someone walk through the blue building with McCormick or another representative to make sure that was adequate space for both organizations to operate without getting in each others way. At the Feb. 26 meeting, County Coordinator Allen Cherry reported that he had done a walk-through with a member of Consolidated Christian Ministries, and saw that Farm Share had its own entrance and dock space. He was satised that there was adequate space for both organizations, and that their schedules would not conict. The Commission unanimously approved Farm Shares presence in the blue building. Farm Share Approval Cont. From Page 1A Jobless Rate Cont. From Page 1Aout of a labor force of 6,682 in November, when the rate was 5.3 percent. In December 2012, the comparable figures were 452 jobless persons out of a workforce of 6,522 when the unemployment rate was 6.9 percent. December 2013 was the 41stconsecutive month with positive annual job growth after the state lost jobs for over three years, the FDEO states, a refrain regularly sounded in the FDEO releases. The industry gaining the most jobs continued to be trade, transportation and utilities, up 60,300 jobs; followed by professional and business services, up 37,400; construction, up 28,800 jobs; leisure and hospitality, up 24,500 jobs; private education and health services, up 16,500 jobs; financial activities, up 12,400 jobs; other services, up 5,200 jobs; information, up 5,000 jobs; and manufacturing, up 4,400 jobs. The only industry continuing to lose jobs over the year was government, down 1,700 jobs, with both state and federal cutbacks contributing to the loss. Monroe County continued to have the states lowest unemployment rate at 3.5 percent, followed by Walton County at 4.0 percent; Okaloosa County at 4.4 percent; and Alachua and St. Johns counties at 4.7 percent. Hendry County continued to have the states highest unemployment rate at 10.2 percent, followed by Flagler County at 8.8 percent; Hamilton County at 8.4 percent; Madison County at 8.2 percent; and Putnam County at 8.1 percent. For the fourth consecutive month, Hendry County was the only county to have double-digit unemployment in December. 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. 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Obituaries www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, March 5, 2014 4A Madison County CarrierAROUNDMADISONCOUNTY Jane Alberti Wood Comer passed away on Wednesday, February 26, 2014, at her home in Madison. The memorial service was held, Monday, March 3, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Grace Presbyterian Church. The family received friends at 10 a.m. in the sanctuary of the church. After graduation from Blackshear High School in Blackshear, Ga., Jane attended Valdosta State College for a year, returning home where she worked as a feature writer at The Blackshear Timesand for two years attended evening classes at Waycross Community College. She then went to Athens, Ga., where she met her husband and graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism. Jane and Cyril Murray Comer were married on April 5, 1959 at the Blackshear Presbyterian Church. They lived in Marietta, Ga., a few months. Murray, a pharmacist, and Jane wrote for The Marietta Journal. They later moved to Valdosta, Ga., Albany, Ga., then came to Madison, where they made their home. They purchased Roberts Drug Store in July 1962, later changing the name to Comers Drug Store and they operated it for 21 years. The Comer family helped found Grace Presbyterian Church PCA on May 20, 1973. Jane served as the rst president of the Women in the Church. She taught Sunday School and actively worked in other capacities of the church. The Comers also took part in the founding of Madison Academy in 1968. Jane was the rst secretary on the Board of Directors. Jane was a member of the Madison Historical Society, Treasures of Madison County, and wrote historical articles published in several Madison magazines. She was a member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Quitman Chapter 112, Quitman, Ga. She held ofces in the chapter and wrote several winning essays in the UDC contest. She had several historical stories published in the UDC National Magazine. She did extensive research on her own family history, nishing her story in Dec. 2012. Jane took much delight in her children and grandchildren and still played tennis and swam with them until age 72. She found real solace in the familys beach vacations. Survivors include Cyril Murray Comer, husband of 54 years; a son, David M. Comer (Christina) of Tallahassee; a daughter, Suzanne Comer Bell (Dr. Thomas Bell), Brevard, N.C.; grandchildren, Sean and Morgan Comer, Jane Margaret and Elizabeth Bell; one brother, James N. Wood III (Fran Wood); one sister, Carolyn Carter (Royce Carter), all of Blackshear, Ga.; and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins. Burial was held in the Blackshear Cemetery, Blackshear, Ga. Memorial gifts may be given to Grace Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 76, Madison, FL 32341 or to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308. Jane Alberti Wood Comer Debra Lee Harris Vickers Odom ThomasDebra Lee Harris Vickers Odom Thomas, age 61, died Tuesday February 25, 2014 in Birmingham, Ala. She was born in Detroit, Mich., on October 18, 1952 to Obie Chapman Harris and Donna Jean Eden and had lived in Madison before moving to Pensacola. She was very active with the Songwriters Festival and the Musicians Memorial Festival in memory of her husband, Kenny "Bo" Thomas. She is survived by two sons, Thomas G. Vickers of Jasper and Shawn D. Odom of Pensacola; three sisters, Charlene Ball of White Lake, Mich. Denise Matties of Harrison, Mich., and Brenda Matties of Redford Township, Mich.; and one brother, Charles Matties of Redford Township. Mich. She also had nine grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Obie Chapman Harris and Donna Jean Eden Harris Matties; one son, Steve Allen Vickers; one daughter, Sabrina Marie Odom Owens; one grandson, Russell Vickers; and her husband, Kenny "Bo" Thomas.Hampton-Croft Announce Upcoming WeddingJoe and Brenda Hampton, of Pinetta, are excited to announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their daughter, Miss Hannah Marie Hampton, to Mr. Robert Christopher Croft, son of Lisa Croft and Roberto Hernandez of Mayo, and grandson of Charlotte Hammond of Pinetta. The wedding is on March 8 at 2 p.m. in the afternoon at the home of Joe and Brenda Hampton (482 NE Fir Street, Pinetta) with a reception to follow at the same location. No local invitations are being sent but all friends and family are welcome to join the two in starting their new lives together. By Lynette NorrisGreene Publishing, Inc.For the love of dogs bird dogs, hunting dogs and dogs everywhere, the Birddog Jamboree 2014 is coming this Friday, Saturday and Sunday to Madisons Yogi Bear Campground on SR 53 just south of I10. The attractions include professional trainers on-site, clinics and demonstrations, one-on-one consulting, field trials, hunt tests and demonstrations, birds for sale, auctions, gear swaps, raffles, shooting competitions, (including a womens champion skeet-shooting contest), professional photography, a micro-chipping clinic with lifetime registration for your dog and a series of health lectures. There will also be presentations by some of the countrys leading birddog experts. Dr. Melissa Riley will speak on birddogs and search and rescue, Rich Louter will discuss the basics of retriever training, Mark Fulmer will talk about puppy development and positive reinforcement training and Doug Deats will talk about conservation issues. Additionally, Madisons own Dr. John Lewis, DVM, will speak on field first aid for dogs. Each year, proceeds from the jamboree go toward birddog rescue efforts. For numerous reasons, many fine dogs have to be given up and their owners must find new families for them. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children for the entire weekend. Badges or bracelets will be issued to allow re-entry on subsequent dates. The Birddog Jamboree will also accept donations to the birddog rescue effort. For more information on the 2014 Birddog Jamboree, visit their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/groups/bird dogjamboree/ or contact their Nashville, Tennessee headquarters at (616) 885-1115.Reminder: Birddog Jamboree Is March 7-9 Danny Graves To Entertain At 55 Plus ClubBy Lynette NorrisGreene Publishing, Inc.Danny Graves will be the special guest at the March 12 meeting of the 55 Plus Club, entertaining everyone with song. Those who have heard him sing before know what a treat it is. Besides singing, he also knows his way around several musical instruments, including the mandolin. Dont miss a fine time of musical entertainment come on out to the 55 Plus Club, Wednesday, March 12, at noon. The 55 Plus Club is an outreach ministry of United Methodist Cooperative Ministries. It meets the second Wednesday of every month at noon at the UMCM Center, 135 NE Dill St., about five miles north of town on Colin Kelly Highway, near Hanson. Each month, a different church in the UMCM organization hosts the club meeting, providing a free lunch prepared by its members, and a special guest speaker or musician. The club is free and open to anyone 55 or older. You dont even need to make a reservation. Just come on out, bring your smile and a few friends and be prepared to have a good time. For more information about the 55 Plus Club or any other outreach ministry of the UMCM, contact Deborah Brown at (850) 9294938.

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By Jacob BembryGreene Publishing, Inc. Acrowd of guests, employees, family members and local dignitaries joined in for the ribbon cutting and open house of one of Madison Countys newest businesses, Annett Bus Lines, on Wednesday, Feb. 26. Located just off Dale Leslie Road, just off County Road 255, south of Lee, Annett Bus Lines provides buses to people traveling to different events. Owner Brian Annett pointed out that, in a sour economy, people can turn to Annett Bus Lines to travel on package tours on their vacations, since it would be more economically feasible. Guests enjoyed a tour of the facility and then took part in the ribbon cutting. After the ribbon was cut, a number of guests went back in and partook of the delicious Mexican catered food. www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, March 5, 2014 Madison County Carrier 5AAROUNDMADISONCOUNTY March 5 On March 5, St. Mary's will conduct an Ash Wednesday service at 5:30 p.m. to mark the beginning of Lent. The public is cordially invited to participate in this traditional service to observe humility, repentance and fasting. March 13 The Madison County Extension Ofce, in collaboration with Townsend Livestock Market, will be hosting an open discussion educational meeting concerning the new Cattle Identication Rule on Thursday, March 13, at 5 p.m. at Townsend Livestock, 387 SE Bandit St. Madison. All interested parties are invited to attend. Hamburgers will be served starting at 5 p.m. with the meeting to follow. Please register by calling the Madison Extension ofce at (850) 973-4138. March 14-15 The Lee Homecoming Day Committee is sponsoring Lee Day on Friday afternoon, March 14, and Saturday, March 15. It will be lled with fun and food for everyone. Friday, March 14, from 3 p.m.-8:30 p.m. will feature the Deep South Steam Engine Club Trade Show, bounce houses, movies, music, a coloring contest, Miss Lee contest (for girls, ages 14-18 who live in Lee), and a Pinewood Derby car race (open to children from 4-13 years old). On Saturday, March 15, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., the day will feature a pancake breakfast at Lee United Methodist Church, beginning at 8 a.m. The parade will follow. Throughout the day, the Deep South Steam Engine Club Trade Show will continue. There will be food and arts and crafts vendors and a quilt show. Live entertainment, including Chapel Road, from noon-1 p.m., the Overall Gang, from 1-2 p.m. and Reckless Reality, beginning at 2 p.m., will be featured. March 30 Pastor Jimmy Fletcher invites everyone to attend the Sirmans Baptist Church Homecoming on Sunday, March 30, at the church, located at 168 SW Sirmans Church Way (just off Highway 221, south of the Greenville exit on Interstate 10). The Lighthouse Childrens Choir will be performing and Rev. Joshua Wynn, pastor of Philadelphia Baptist Church in Suwannee County, will be the guest speaker. Dinner on the church grounds will follow the morning worship service. A n n e t t B u s L i n e s H o l d s O p e n H o u s e A n d R i b b o n C u t t i n g Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jacob Bembry, February 26, 2014Annett Bus Lines held their grand opening and ribbon cutting last Wednesday. The Annett family, Brian, Christi, Drew and Abi (from right to left) cut the ribbon, as local dignitaries, family members and guests look on. Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Jacob Bembry, February 26, 2014Troy Hosford, Annett Bus Lines employee, and his daughter enjoy the catered food at the open house. COMMUNITY CALENDAR

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www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, March 5, 2014 6A Madison County CarrierAROUNDMADISONCOUNTY NFCC Nurses Doing Fundraiser For Deputy Wounded In DutyFive students in the North Florida Community College LPN Class of 2014 are hosting a community project for Taylor County Deputy Robert Lundy. The 5K Run for Lundy is set for April 5, 2014 at 8 a.m. and sign up will be at 7 a.m. and the entry fee is $10. Checks can be made payable to Run for Lundy. The race will start at Java Connections in Perry. Sign-up sheets are located at Java Connections, Perry Sheriff's Department, Ragans Ace Hardware in Perry, and Busy Bee in Madison. Prizes will be awarded to the ve rst completed runners. All proceeds will go to Deputy Lundy and his family, You can pick up entry forms at the Busy Bee in Madison, or at Java Connections, the Taylor County Sheriffs Ofce or Ragans Ace Hardware, all in Perry.A n n a V u l l o C r o w n e d M i s s W i n t e r W o n d e r l a n d By Rose KleinGreene Publishing, Inc.Girls from all over the county came to compete in the Miss Winter Wonderland Pageant held Saturday, Feb. 22 at the North Florida Community College auditorium to compete for a crown in nine different age divisions. The divisions started at Infant Miss, which included girls aged birth-12 months and divisions ended with Miss, which included girls aged 16-21. There was also an optional division for Miss Winter Wonderland Charity Queen. This division was for the contestant who raised the most money above and beyond the required entry fee, with proceeds going to the Childrens Advocacy Center. Anna Vullo, daughter of Mike and Leslie Vullo of Madison, was queen of the day as she was crowned winner of the Miss Winter Wonderland pageant as well as winner for Miss Winter Wonderland Charity Queen. Danyel Rucker, director of the pageant, says she appreciates all the contestants and says they did a wonderful job. She also wanted to give a big thank you to Nestle Waters for being the largest single donator for the pageant. Proceeds above the contestant application fees from the pageant will be donated to the Miss Relay for Life team that is currently working to help ght cancer in Madison County. The 2014 Miss Relay for Life is scheduled for Sunday, May 4 at 3 p.m. Anyone interested should contact Danyel Rucker at (850) 673-8539 or Renae Williams at (850) 673-8492. Photo SubmittedQueens from nine different age divisions crowned at the pageant include Infant Miss all the way through Miss.Photo SubmittedMike Vullo proudly stands beside his daughter Anna Vullo, the newly crowned Miss Winter Wonderland.Photo SubmittedPrizes for pageant contestants included embroidered sashes, trophies, crowns, framed certicates and goody bags. One of the 2013 Miss Relay for Life Queens and emcee for the pageant, Savannah Rai Pannell, center, is joined by former Miss Madison County and current FSU student, Ashton Williams, left, and Miss Winter Wonderland pageant director, Danyel Rucker, right.

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Talkin TurkeyHopefully, youve already started brushing up on your turkey calling, cause spring gobbler season is here. Whether you prefer to use a mouth call, box call, slate or any combination, March means its time to talk turkey and I, for one, am in full turkey mode! Youth hunters can benet from the two-day, youth spring turkey hunting season the weekend prior to the opening of spring turkey season. This Youth Spring Turkey Hunt occurs on private lands and on 78 of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commissions (FWC) wildlife management areas (WMAs). South of State Road 70 this year, that weekend was Feb. 22-23. In the rest of the state, that weekend falls on March 8-9. Only those under 16 years old are allowed to harvest a turkey while supervised by an adult, 18 years or older. On private land, no license or permit is required of the youth or supervising adult, unless the adult plans to help call-in the bird or otherwise participate in the hunt. In that case, he or she will need a hunting license and turkey permit. Forty-nine of the 78 participating WMAs require a youth spring turkey quota permit, and if the adult supervisor is going to attempt to call in a bird on any of the 78 WMAs, he or she also will need a management area permit in addition to a hunting license and turkey permit. But, keep in mind that adults are not allowed to do the shooting; only the kids may harvest a bird. During spring turkey season on WMAs, rearms are restricted to shotguns and muzzleloading shotguns only, using shot no larger than No. 2. All legal bows and crossbows (on most areas) can also be used, but all ries, pistols, buckshot and slugs are prohibited during spring turkey hunts on WMAs. This rule does not apply, however, to private property, where any legal rie, shotgun, muzzleloader, crossbow, bow or pistol can be used to take turkeys. One of the most coveted and sought-after game species in Florida is the Osceola turkey, also known as the Florida turkey. This unique bird is one of ve subspecies of wild turkey in North America. The Osceola lives only on the Florida peninsula and nowhere else in the world, making it extremely popular with outof-state hunters. Theyre similar to the eastern subspecies (found in the Panhandle) but tend to be a bit smaller and typically are darker with less white barring on the primary ight feathers of their wings. The National Wild Turkey Federation and the FWC recognize any wild turkey harvested within or south of the counties of Dixie, Gilchrist, Alachua, Union, Bradford, Clay and Duval to be the Osceola subspecies. Eastern turkeys and hybrids are found north and west of these counties and into the Panhandle. For us adults, the highly anticipated spring turkey season comes in rst, south of S.R. 70 and runs March 1 April 6. In the rest of the state (except for Holmes County), it runs March 15 April 20. In Holmes County, the season runs March 15-30. Hunters may take bearded turkeys and gobblers only, and the daily bag limit is one. The season and possession limit on turkeys is two, except in Holmes County, where the season limit is one. Shooting hours on private lands are one-half hour before sunrise to sunset, but on WMAs, you must quit hunting at 1 p.m. To participate in spring turkey hunting, youll need a Florida hunting license and a turkey permit. If you plan to pursue a gobbler on one of Floridas many WMAs, you also must purchase a management area permit. All of these licenses and permits are available at county tax collectors ofces, most retail outlets that sell hunting and shing supplies, by calling 888-HUNT-FLORIDA (4868356), or online at License.MyFWC.com.And if you didnt put in for a special-opportunity or quota permit, dont worry; several WMAs dont require them. VisitMyFWC.com/Huntingand click on Where to spring turkey hunt without a quota permit to see a list of WMAs where you need only a hunting license, management area permit and turkey permit to hunt spring turkeys. Tony Young and his wife, Katie, have a turkey hunting trip planned in South Florida with old friends, and they are really looking forward to going after an Osceola for their rst time. Tony YoungGuest Columnist www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, March 5, 2014 Madison County Carrier 7AAROUNDMADISONCOUNTY CALL ME TODAY FOR MORE INFORMATION.Protect your family. Prepare for their future. Nate Cruce ChFC, Agent 378 E Base Street Madison, FL 32340 Bus: 850-973-6641 www.natecruce.com om.ceucecrt.nawww : 850-973-6641 Bus FL 32340 Madison teertse S 378 E Ba entg, ACe ChFuce CrtaN ee r r f uo r y o y fp b otS ec ansur n I m ar F etatS weive R al ic an ni F d an. ,robhgie d n o e a go kiL .ereh s trm i a te F atSRO YF A AY DO E TL M LAC .hto h b ti p w le n hI ca .1 6831001 mo m, H ra e F tatS LRO YF A AY DO E TL M LAC ON I T A AT M OR FN I E OR M, I not ng imool e, B c e O m Question Of The WeekIf you could be an animal, which one would you want to be? Why?Beth Ebberson I would want to be one of MY dogs, because they sit on my couch, suck up my air conditioning and watch T.V. all day long. Kristen Parks A seagull because I could y and hang out at the beach all day. Ginny Murphy I would want to be a monkey. They seem like they have a lot of fun; they play all day and make you laugh, they take naps, swing from trees and if someone makes you mad, you get to throw poo at them. Lynette Sirmon A tortoise. They have a hard shell which makes them tough, they can go in water or live on land, they take their time and are methodical and as the childrens tale shows, slow and steady wins the race. Liz Harris (represented as a Lion Fish) I would be a cephalopod (octopus/squid/cuttle- sh/nautiluse) because theyre intelligent and they can mimic things, change colors; they can do many fun and tricky things.

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By Rose KleinGreene Publishing, Inc.The Relay for Life team has had somewhat of a slow start in Madison this year, but their last meeting on Feb. 18 left team members enthusiastic and ready to roll. Renae Williams and Nancy Taylor are the cochairs for the organization this year and will be assisted by Sheila Griffin, Relay for Lifes Tallahassee representative. Relay for Life is a fundraising event sponsored by the American Cancer Society, made up of teams within a community, working to end cancer. A team can be any group of people that forms together, such as employees in a work place, family members, a social group, etc. that find ways to raise money by holding events such as carwashes, bake sales, raffles, sporting events, parties, donation jars or whatever creative event the team can concoct. The Relay event ends on a set date, this year is Friday, May 9, with teams camping out and taking turns walking around a track while other teams and participants will be entertaining with food, games and activities and continuing to raise money for cancer while building camaraderie in a family friendly environment. The nighttime event represents the dark walk a person diagnosed with cancer must make, but with the support of family, friends and help from the American Cancer Society, they can face the dawn, hopefully in the form of a cure. During the night event, participants will celebrate victories of those who have survived cancer, recognize those who have cared for cancer patients and remember those who lost their battle with cancer by holding a luminaria ceremony with lit candles inside paper bags, decorated by those who loved them. Money raised from Relay for Life teams go towards funding research to end cancer in the future, but it also helps those who are currently battling the disease right now. Programs that help cancer patients today are: Reach to Recovery, where patients recently diagnosed with breast cancer are paired with breast cancer survivors to help them navigate their journey and offer support; Road to Recovery offers transportation to and from treatments for those who need it; Hope Lodge gives lodging to patients undergoing treatment and their caregivers when away from home and Look GoodFeel Better is a free service to women offering beauty techniques to women to improve their appearance and self-image while they undergo chemotherapy and radiation. This year two changes have been made to Relay, making it easier than ever to participate. The first change involves team registration. Previously, the team registration fee was $100. Replacing the $100 fee is an online registration fee of $10 per person and once an individual registers with the $10, they will be recognized as a team. The second change involves the hours of the overnight walk. Previously the darkness to dawn event was 18 hours, this year the event will last only 12 hours, from 7 p.m.-7 a.m. It should also be noted that individuals participating in teams are not required to be present at the event the full 12 hours, allowing team members to alternate walk times in order to accommodate personal schedules. If you are interested in participating in Relay for Life, as an individual or as a team, you can call Renae Williams at (850) 6738492 or Nancy Taylor at (850) 971-5655 in the evening. You can also go online to register as a team by visiting www.RelayForLife.org/ madisonfl www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, March 5, 2014 8A Madison County CarrierAROUNDMADISONCOUNTY BAILEY MONUMENT CO 740252 R e l a y F o r L i f e R e a d y T o R o l l I n M a d i s o n Miss Madison County Pageant Slated for April 5Miss Madison County Pageant Slated For April 5 7:00 p.m. Baby to Junior Miss Pageant April 5 10:00 a.m. Applications for the annual Miss Madison County pageant are now available and plans for this years pageant are underway. The Miss Madison County Pageants will be held on April 5 at the Madison County Central School auditorium. This years pageants will include age divisions from birth through 23 years old. The Baby to Junior Miss pageant will be held on April 5 at 10 a.m. The age divisions are: 0-11 months old (separate division for boys and girls); 12-23 months old (separate division for boys and girls); 2-3 years old (separate division for boys and girls); 4-6 years old; 7-9 years old and 10-12 years old. Each girl/boy will compete in the formal wear competition, with optionals available for Photogenic, Prettiest Smile, Prettiest Hair, Best Attire and Best Stage Presence. The Teen Miss Madison and Miss Madison County pageant will be held at 7 p.m. on April 5. The Teen Miss Madison division is for girls ages 13-15 years old. Each young lady will compete in a sportswear and an evening gown competition. The Miss Madison County Queen division is for girls ages 16-23. The Miss contestants will be judged during a private interview, a casual wear competition and an evening gown competition. Both Miss and Teen Miss contestants also have the option of entering the optional divisions of: Photogenic, Prettiest Smile, Prettiest Hair, Best Attire and Best Stage Presence. Every contestant will receive a trophy and the queens in each division will receive a crown, trophy and sash. The deadline to enter the pageant is Friday, March 21. The rst pageant meeting will be held on Sunday, March 23. Applications may be picked up at the Greene Publishing ofce, Owens Propane, or Beckys Dance Steps Studio, or one can be emailed to you. For more information please contact the pageant co-chairs, Emerald Greene and Cheltsie and Brooke Kinsley at 973-4141, 4640865 or 464-2315. We need more children for our Tomorrows Leaders feature to run soon in the Madison County Carrier. All parents who want their children to be featured should call Cheltsie Kinsley at (850) 973-4141 or (850) 464-2315. There is no charge and all photos will be published. Everyone is welcome, so please help to make this feature a success.More Local Children Needed

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By Jacob BembryGreene Publishing, Inc.The Junior Auxiliary recognizes JA Gems throughout the school year at the elementary schools throughout Madison County. For the next few newspapers, we will be featuring the JA Gems who have already been chosen for the year. In this edition, we will feature New Testament Christian School and Greenville Elementary School. Students from New Testament who were chosen include Emmolyn Terry, Gabriel Kervin and Erin Taylor. Students chosen from Greenville Elementary School include Delana Wagner, Jamal Dennis and Simorra Lott. Congratulations to all those recognized. By Rose KleinGreene Publishing, Inc.Floridas top performing STEM students were recently recognized as Sunshine State Scholars and given the opportunity to attend a twoday event in Orlando on Feb. 13 and 14. Each school district throughout Florida selected their top 11thgrade student based on their academic achievements in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). The Sunshine State Scholar program was started in 1997 in an effort to recognize excellence in Mathematics and Science among high school students. The Florida Education Foundation, along with the State University System of Florida, the Florida College System and the Florida Department of Education, sponsors the program and allows these top students to meet with recruiters from the finest colleges and universities as well as industry leaders around the state of Florida. During the event, students learned about special programs of study and industry internship opportunities and some of the latest innovations in STEM-related research. Afterwards there was an awards ceremony where each scholar received a beautiful trophy given by the Florida Department of Educations Commissioner of Education, Pam Stewart. Scholars also received tickets to Universal Studios, given by Eric Marshall, a representative from Universal Studios in Orlando, an iPad Mini by Joe York, President of AT&T of Florida, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The Sunshine State Scholar for Madison County is Courtney Strickland, daughter of Glenn and Tiffany Strickland and student at Madison County High School. Courtney plans to use her STEM skills after graduating from MCHS, to pursue a Bachelors Degree in Athletic Training from the University of North Florida and then go on to pursue a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Florida. www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, March 5, 2014 Madison County Carrier 9ASCHOOL Aucilla Christian Academy Honor Roll4th6 Weeks 2013-2014K4 (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 Caine Demott, Benjamin Faglie, Leighton Faglie, MadiLynn Hughes, 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, Brandon Key First Grade (Roberts) A l l A Hayden Ashworth, Nash Beshears, Natalie Clark, Dalton Demott, Kristina Everly, Joshua Forehand, Emma Green, Logan Riedle, Raegan Walker All A and B Ethan Bass, Suzanne Beshears, Bryson Clore, Lauren Davis, Jacob Flynt, Kyle Hamrick, Feren Rosas, Caleb Walker, Jason Wheeler Second Grade (Love) All A Tyson Clark, Harper Davis, Bradynn Johnson, Walker Sparkman, Emma Vickers All A and B Ivy Armstrong, Riley Beggs, Adam Day, Wyman Demott, Lauchlin Faglie, Madison Roland, Aisley Smith, Emilee Walker Third Grade (Aman) All A Brewster Bass, Daisy Kinard, Haylie McLeod, Caroline Taylor, Kaitlyn Tharpe, Ali Townsend All A and B Ryan Adams, Joleane Alexandrou, Joseph Boland, Destiny Clore, Aiden Day, Axel Day, Anna Drawdy, Sammi Drawdy, Jace Grant, Daniel Harrington, Samuel Kennedy, Kenzie Key, Macy Reagan, Riley Rutledge, Lillie Schwier, Emma Tharpe, Paxton Williams Fourth Grade (Whiddon) All A Turner Beshears, Kasey Chmura, Jenna Lindsey, Megan Vann, Ben Whiddon, Tag Williams All A and B Jacob Green, Addison Shiver, Hunter Watson Fifth Grade (Falk) All A Keira Evans All A and B Brady Browning, Selina Drawdy, James Hightower, Alissa Roland, Jarrett Roland, Taylor Roland, Riley Rowe, MaryRose Schwier, Olivia Walton Fifth Grade (Hughey) All A Joey Davis All A and B Lindsey Davis, Dean Forehand Sixth Grade All A Andy Jiang, Dennis Jiang, Bailey McLeod, Abby Reams All A and B Dawson Bishop, Kinsey Clark, Ansley English, Brandon Hannon, Marley Restrepo Seventh Grade All A Emily Brock, Megan Scholl All A and B Brandon Bates, Grace Beshears, Ryan Jackson, Ayush Patel, Chloe Reams, Dilyn Stowers, Taylor Walker Eighth Grade All A Timothy Finlayson, Camryn Grant, Ria Wheeler All A and B Skylar Dickey, Jacob Dukes, Jessica Giddens, Elizabeth Hightower, Evan Hocking, Katie James, Haley Jones, Kurt Lane, Ryals Lee, Abigail Morgan, Joe Walton Ninth Grade All A Nick Arceneaux, Traynor Barker, Joshua Greene, Chaz Hamilton, Joe Hannon, Kelly Horne, Brittany Hughes, Jenny Jackson, Kirsten Reagan, Ramsey Sullivan, Kate Whiddon All A and B Dena Bishop, Daulton Browning, Cali Burkett, Daisy Dee, Faith Demott, Darren Ellis, Stephanie English, Sarah Hall, Heather James, Hannah Lewis, Gatlin Nennstiel, Sarah Riley, Natalie Vasquez, Austin Wilford Tenth Grade All A Dorian Alberti, Corey Brandies, Taylor Copeland, Abigail Hettinger, Savannah Jenkins, Zackery Peterson, T. J. Swords, Sarah Tharpe, Emma Witmer All A and B Christopher Fitch, Dalton Gramling, Sam Hogg, Kyle Rogers, Courtney Watts, Gaige Winchester Eleventh Grade A l l A Morgan Cline, Ricky Finlayson, Sarah James, Monique Restrepo, Steven Trest A l l A a n d B Austin Bishop, Shawn Blue, Timothy Burrus, Ty Chancy, Maddie Everett, Julie High, Zach Holley, Winston Lee, Carson Nennstiel, Cole Schwab, Hunter Searcy, Savannah Tyler, Tyler Zimmerly Twelfth Grade All A Victoria Brock, Cole Davis, Lauren Demott, Brandon Holm, Hunter Horne, Aimee Love, Sara Peeler, Whitney Stevens All A and B Devan Courtney, Marissa Duber, Jacob Dunbar, Brooke Joiner, Braden Mattingly, Christiana Reams, Mallory Register M C H S S t u d e n t C o u r t n e y S t r i c k l a n d 2 0 1 4 S u n s h i n e S t a t e S c h o l a r Courtney Strickland, left, stands beside Pam Stewart, Commissioner for the Florida Department of Education, while attending the Sunshine State Scholars event in Orlando on Feb. 13 and 14.Photo SubmittedNew Testament, Greenville Students Chosen JA GemsGabriel Kervin, New Testament Christian Simorra Lott, Greenville Elementary School Emmolyn Terry, New Testament Christian Erin Taylor, New Testament Christian Jamal Dennis, Greenville Elementary School Delana Wagner, Greenville Elementary School

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$199 Move-In Special!! 1, 2 & 3 BR HC & non-HC accessible apts. Rental assistance may be available. HUD vouchers accepted. Call 850-948-3056. TDD/TTY 711. 192 NW Greenville Pointe Trail, Greenville, FL 32331. Equal Housing Opportunityrtn, c ESTATE SALE MOBILE HOME FOR SALE FOR SALE FOR SALE WANTED YARD SALE LOST & FOUND FOR RENT HELP WANTED HELP WANTED Buy, Sell or Trade In The Classieds Call 973-4141 Call 973-4141www.greenepublishing.com SERVICES Classifieds .10A Madison County Carrier Wednesday, March 5, 2014 Check us out on-line www.greenepublishing.com AUCTION FLORIDA PRESS SERVICES, INC. STATEWIDE CLASSIFIED PROGRAM STATEWIDE CLASSIFIED ADS FOR 3/3/2014 THROUGH 3/9/2014I am a retired nurse; and want to do private duty work with the elderly. If you can use me, I am available for any shift. Excellent references. 464-7276 (Cell).12/18 rtn, n/c Ofce Building For Rent Across the street from the Courthouse, on Shelby Street. (between Owens Propane and Burnette Plumbing) Newly Renovated 1120 square foot. Call Emerald Greene 850-973-4141.10/16 rtn, n/c Madison Heights Apartments 1,2,3 & 4 bedroom apts. Section 8 Housing designed for low income families 150 SW Bumgardner Dr. Madison, FL Phone 850-973-4290 TDD 711 Equal Housing Opportunity6/22, rtn, cBe A CNA Start your New Year with a New Career. Quest Training offers a nurse taught, 40 hr. Prep class. No GED required if age 18 yr. Day and Evening classes. HIGH pass rates on state exam. 386-362-10653/5 3/26, pd1/4 inch coat galvanized steel cable for sale .15 cent a foot. We have as much as you need. (850) 464-3041.Washer And Dryer For Sale! Kenmore series 70 washer, top load. Series 80 dryer, front load (door opens from top down). White in color and both are in perfect working order. $400 rm. Call (229) 460-5296.1/8 rtn, n/cNewspaper Bundles For Sale $1 each Greene Publishing, Inc. 1695 S. SR 53 in Madison (850) 973-4141.6/19 rtn, n/cLazzy Hen Farm Furnished 40 foot trailer close to town for one quiet person. Includes Direct TV, you pay electric. Background check, security required. $400/month. (850) 673-1117.3/5 rtn, cSet of four (4) Weld (Mountain Crusher) billet aluminum wheels. 8 lug with bolt on center caps. Fits Dodge or Chevy. $400 OBO. Call 229-460-5296.12/11 rtn, n/cCDL Class A Truck DriverRuns mostly SE extended area. 2 years driving experience. Good 2 year MVR. Home weekends and some during the week. (850) 973-2747.12/11 rtn, c Deadline For Classieds (850) 973-4141 3:00 p.m. Every Monday Just received a new supply of repo homes. Great price! Call for details (386) 466-8315.1/29 rtn, cLooking for a local deer hunting club with available memberships. Call Terry at (850) 997-3922.2/5 rtn, n/c Advertising Sales Representative (salesman) needed. Our newspaper ofce is seeking an outstanding individual to join or sales team. Do you possess a sunny, friendly attitude? Can you talk with customers easily and help them feel at home? Do you have a good personality and LOVE to talk on the telephone? If you are a team player, able to handle multiple tasks, have a friendly can-doattitude, a great work ethic, are organized, and self-motivated then this job might be just for you. Valid Drivers License a must! Apply in person only at Greene Publishing, Incs newspaper ofce, located at 1695 South SR 53, in Madison.Fast Track Convenient Store/Gas Station For Lease in Lamont, Fl. Contact 850-545-2482. 2/19 rtn, c FOUND Small grey shaggy dog near Colin Kelly Hwy. Call (850) 973-2459.2/21 3/5, n/c3 BD 2 BA For Rent New carpet, newly painted. Appliances included. Central heat and air. HUD vouchers accepted. (850) 973-3917 and leave a message.3/5, pdHouse For Rent 205 Shelby Street across from hospital. Two-story, 3 BD 2 BA. $650/month. Call (850) 997-4818.2/26 3/26, c Too Much Junk? Do you have a garage or barn or attic full of junk and want it clean? Granddads barn that needs to be cleaned or removed? Let us make you an offer on it all And we clean it up at the same time. Call 850-973-7916 and leave a message.2/26 rtn, n/c We want your Ghosts!! We are collecting YOUR stories of Ghosts, Goblins, Spooks, Specters, Aliens, Haunted Houses, Paranormal Events, Angels, and any other Supernatural Tales from Madison County and surrounding counties. We want personal experiences, legends, and family traditions. Call 850-973-7916 and leave a message.2/26 rtn, n/cJoann Bridges Academy in Greenville is now accepting applications for Food Service Workers Applications can be picked from the facility between the hours of 8:30 a.m. 4:30 p.m. Monday Friday.2/26, 3/5, cLake Park of Madison Fulltime CNA and PRN Positions. Contact Kim Browning HR or Connie Walker DON (850) 973-8277.2/26, 3/5, c EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COLLECTION SITE ATTENDANT The Solid Waste and Recycling Department is advertising an open position for two Collection Site Attendants. Applicants must secure applications from the ofce of Work Force Development at 705 East Base Street. All applicants must be completed and turned in no later than 5 p.m., March 7, 2014. A copy of the job description will be on le for review. QUALIFICATIONS Must be a resident of Madison County Must have a High School Diploma or GED Equivalent Must be at least 21 years of age Must have reliable transportation Must have a valid telephone capability Must be able to able to satisfy all of the requirements of a physical examination and a pre-employment drug test Posses a valid Florida Drivers License Must successfully complete a favorable Local Agency background check The Solid Waste and Recycling Department is a Drug Free Work Place and an Equal Opportunity Employer. Further information may be obtained by calling (850) 973-2611 (Monday Thursday) from 6:30 AM 5:00 PM.2/26, 3/5, cVinyl Fabrication Operator Needed Must be able to read a tape measure to 1/4th inch. This job requires heavy lifting, reading sketches, and working with machines. There is only one (1) position available, we will only accept the rst ve (5) qualied applications. Starting Friday, 2/28/14 at 8:00 a.m. Must apply in person at Big Top Mfg. 3255 North US 19 Perry, Fl EEO/AA/m/f/vets/disabled.2/28, 3/5, c MIG Welders Needed Must have High School diploma or equivalent, the ability to read and understand CAD sketches, also able to read a tape measure to the 1/16th, and you will be required to pass an onsite weld test. You Must have a minimum of two years welding experience or a graduate of a certied welding program, along with no previous employment history with Big Top Mfg. Must pass weld test on-site. Starting Friday, 2/28/14 at 8:00 a.m. Apply in person at Big Top Mfg. 3255 North Hwy 19. We will only accept ten qualied applications. EEO/AA/m/f/vets/disabled.2/28, 3/5, cSteel Fab Operator Needed Must have high school diploma or equivalent, be able to read a tape measure to 1/16th, should be procient in math, and have no previous employment with Big Top Mfg. There is only one (1) position available, we will only accept the rst ten (10) qualied applications. Starting Friday, 2/28/14 at 8:00 a.m. Must apply in person at Big Top Mfg. 3255 North US 19 Perry, Fl EEO/AA/m/f/vets/disabled.2/28, 3/5, c March 4th through 8th from 8 a.m. 5 p.m. Located on 4814 SE County Road 255 in Lee. Dolls, antiques and misc. household items.2/28, 3/5, pd Pool Cleaning One time clean out and monthly services available. Call Karen (386) 984-2425.3/5 3/26, pdAUCTION SATURDAY MARCH 8 AT 6:30 P.M. MADISON AUCTION HOUSE. 1693 SW MOSELEY HALL RD (CR360) 850 973-1444 SELLING ITEMS FOR HOME, YARD AND SHOP. TO MANY ITEMS TO LIST. SAVE OVER STORE PRICES AND HAVE SOME FUN. 10% BUYERS PREMIUM. MC, VISA, DISCOVER, DEBIT CARDS, CHECKS AND CASH ACCEPTED. AU3968 Brandon Mugge Auctioneer, AB2490.3/5, pdHuge Multi-Family Yard Sale Saturday March 8 from 8 a.m. until. Lots of good stuff, collectables, some antique items. Located at the corner of Horry Street and Livingston Street, 2 story blue house.3/5, pd04 Coachmen Chaparral Travel Trailer. One slide out. Bought new and ready to camp. $9,500. Serious callers only. Selling due to health. Call between 6 a.m. 8:30 p.m. (229) 563-3545.3/5, pd Drivers: Home EVERY Weekend, Dedicated Southern Lanes & OTR! All Miles PAID (Loaded & Empty)! Or Walk Away Lease: No Money Down,No Credit Check. 1-888-880-5916.3/5, pd Martin Marietta Materials Were Building our future with you DRAGLINE OPERATOR Perry, FL Quarry Excellent position that will operate a 7 yd 2400 Lima dragline safely and efficiently in a 50' deep marine limestone wet mine. Must also com plete safety pre-work inspections on equipment as well as service and maintain equipment daily. Ideal candidate will possess a HS diploma/GED, valid DL, Dragline experience and be mechanically inclined with the ability to work any shift (including nights and weekends) We offer competitive compensation and excellent benets. Apply Today Attn: Allen Owen Martin Marietta Materials ~ 3019 Riverwatch Pky. ~ Augusta, GA 30907 Fax 706.868.6846 allen.owen@martinmarietta.com Deep South Steam Engine Club Trade Show Bounce Houses Movies Music Coloring Contest Awards Presentation Tractor Pull (ages 4-13) at 4:00 P.M.Lee Event Committee--Contact: Tputnal@embarqmail.comAdvertising funded in part by the Madison County Tourist Development CouncilEvent information & Applications available online at www.leeday.org Printed Applications available at Lee City Hall Lee Homecoming DayLee Homecoming DayLee Homecoming DayFriday, March 14th= 3:00 PM 8:30 PM Saturday, March 15th= 8:00 AM 5:00 PM btnfrt tbrtttttt Deep South Steam Engine Club Trade Show Lee Methodist Church Pancake Breakfast Food Vendors Arts & Crafts Vendors Music Quilt Show Live Entertainment *Chapel Road 12-1pm *Overall Gang 1-2pm *Reckless Reality 2pm t!""#tnrtb $%brttt& F F r r i i d d a a y y E E v v e e n n t t s s S S a a t t u u r r d d a a y y E E v v e e n n t t s s Adoption Devoted, affectionate professional couple will help you, unconditionally love & be hands on with your baby; maintain contact. Allowed expenses paid. Doug & Liz 800-918-4773.-Susan Stockman-FL# 0342521. Auctions United Rentals is selling surplus equipment at no reserve internet auction on March 14. Bid now on service trucks, F350, F450, F550's, pickup trucks at www.purplewave.com. Education You can become an expert in HVAC installation and repair. Pinnacle Career Institute Online HVAC education in as little as 12 months. Call us today: 1-877-651-3961 or go online: www.HVAC-Online-Education.com Educational Services AIRLINE CAREERS begin here. Get FAA approved Aviation Maintenance Technician training. Housing and Financial Aid for qualied students. Job placement assistance. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance 877-741-9260 www.FixJets.com. Help Wanted CDL-A Team Owner Operators: $2,500 Lease Incentive! Team Dedicated Routes. Great Revenue & Regular Weekly Home Time! 888-486-5946 NFI Industries npartners.com. Can You Dig It? Bulldozers, Backhoes, and Excavators. 3 Week Hands On Training Provided. Become Nationally Certied. Lifetime Job Placement Assistance. GI Bill Eligible! 1-866-362-6497. Experienced OTR Flatbed Drivers earn 50 up to 55 cpm loaded. $1000 sign on to Qualied drivers. Home most weekends. Call: 843-266-3731 / www.bulldoghiway.com EOE. DRIVER TRAINEES NEEDED NOW! Learn to drive for US Xpress! Earn $700 per week! No experience needed! Local CDL Training. Job ready in 15 days! 1-888-368-1964. Miscellaneous NURSING CAREERS begin here Get trained in months, not years. Small classes, no waiting list. Financial aid for qualied students. Apply now at Centura Institute Orlando (888)220-3219. Real Estate/ Land for Sale Up to 9 acres from $14,900. Mountain cabin only $89,900. Access to lake and trout stream. Views of the Atlanta skyline. 45 minutes from Northern Atlanta. Priced below developer cost! Call 866-950-5263 Ext. 17. Buy Mountain Property AT BELOW COST!!! Streamfront Acreage. 2 nicely wooded acres with mountain views, private streamfront & springhead. Loaded with mature hardwoods. Gentle building site. Private paved roads, municipal water, underground power, ber optic, more. Just $19,900. Excellent nancing. Only one, call now 1-866-952-5303, x 183. Real Estate/ Mobile Homes Mobile Homes with acreage. Ready to move in. Seller Financing (subject to credit approval). Lots of room for the price, 3Br 2Ba. No renters. 850-308-6473 VMFhomes.com.

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www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, March 5, 2014 Madison County Carrier 11A L e g a l s 2/19, 2/26, 3/5 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that ARTHUR G. OR FLORIDA SMITH, the holder of the following certicate has led said certicate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The certicate number and year of issuance, the description of the property and name in which it is assessed is as follows: CERTIFICATE NO: 09-789 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2009 NAME IN, WHICH ASSESSED: DOUG BARNES AND LEAH C. BARNES PARCEL ID: 22-1N-09-4006-001-000 LEGAL DESCRIPTION: SO MUCH OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER (NW 1/4) OF SECTION 22, TOWNSHIP 1 NORTH, RANGE 9 EAST, AS LIES WITHIN THE FOLLOWING BOUNDARY LINES: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE INTERSECTION OF HORRY STREET AND LIVINGSTON STREET, IN THE TOWN OF MADISON, FLORIDA, AND RUN THENCE WEST 50 FEET, THENCE NORTH 96-4/5 YARDS, THENCE WEST 205-1/3 FEET, THENCE NORTH 137 FEET TO THE LANDS TO BE CONVEYED; THENCE RUN NORTH 85 FEET, THENCE EAST 75 FEET, THENCE SOUTH 85 FEET, THENCE WEST 75 FEET TO THE SAID SOUTHWEST CORNER. ALSO; A PART OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER (NW 1/4) OF SECTION 22, TOWNSHIP 1 NORTH, RANGE 9 EAST, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE INTERSECTION OF HORRY AND LIVINGSTON STREETS IN THE TOWN OF MADISON, FLORIDA, AND THENCE RUN WEST 50 FEET, THENCE RUN NORTH 96.4 YARDS, THENCE RUN WEST 205-1/3 FEET, THENCE RUN NORTH 137 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING OF THE LAND HERBY CONVEYED, THENCE RUN NORTH 85 FEET, THENCE RUN WEST 89 FEET, THENCE RUN SOUTH 85 FEET,THENCE RUN EAST 89 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, AND BEING THE SAME LAND DESCRIBED IN THAT CERTAIN DEED DATED SEPTEMBER 11, 1951, AND RECORDED IN DEED BOOK 76, PAGE 99, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF MADISON COUNTY FLORIDA. ALSO; COMMENCE AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE INTERSECTION OF LIVINGSTON AND HORRY STREETS IN THE TOWN OF MADISON, FLORIDA, AND RUN THENCE WEST 50 FEET, THENCE RUN NORTH 96-4/5 YARDS, THENCE RUN WEST 205-1/3 FEET, THENCE NORTH 222 FEET, THENCE RUN WEST 89 FEET FOR POINT OF BEGINNING, THENCE RUN WEST 80 FEET, THENCE RUN SOUTH 12 DEGREES 36 MINUTES EAST 87.10 FEET, THENCE RUN EAST 61 FEET, THENCE NORTH 85 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, AND BEING PART OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER (SW 1/4) OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER (NW 1/4), OF SECTION 22, TOWNSHIP 1 NORTH, RANGE 9 EAST. (THE ABOVE DESCRIBED THREE (3) PARCELS OF CONTIGUOUS PROPERTY CONSISTS OF .459 ACRES, MORE OR LESS) All of said property being in the County of Madison, State of Florida. Unless such certicate shall be redeemed according to the law, the property described in such certicate will be sold to the highest bidder at the west front door at the Madison County Courthouse on the 20th day of MARCH 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 3rd day of FEBRUARY 2014. TIM SANDERS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT MADISON COUNTY MADISON, FLORIDA BY:/s/ Renata Keeling DEPUTY CLERK2/19, 2/26, 3/5, 3/12 2/26, 3/5 NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING: The District Board of Trustees of North Florida Community College will hold its regular monthly meeting Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. in the NFCC Board Room, NFCC, 325 NW Turner Davis Dr., Madison, FL. A copy of the agenda may be obtained by writing: NFCC, Ofce of the President, 325 NW Turner Davis Dr., Madison, FL 32340. For disability-related accommodations, contact the NFCC Ofce of College Advancement, 850973-1653. NFCC is an equal access/equal opportunity employer.3/5 3/5, 3/12 3/5, 3/12 3/5, 3/12 3/5, 3/12 3/5, 3/12 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION BRANCH BANKING AND TRUST COMPANY, Plaintiff, CASE NO.: 2012-220-CA vs. DERMOT GRAY; UNKOWN SPOUSE OF DERMOT GRAY; and AUCILLA PLANTATIONS PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC. Defendants. ___________________________________________/ NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant to the Uniform Final Judgment of Foreclosure, entered in this action on the 11th day of February, 2014, in favor of Plaintiff, Branch Banking & Trust Company, the Clerk of Court will sell to the highest and best bidder or bidders for cash at the West entrance of the Courthouse, 125 SW Range Avenue, Madison, Florida, 32340, on March 26, 2014 at 11:00 a.m., the following described property and all improvements thereon: TRACT 90 AUCILLA PLANTATIONS UNRECORDED, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS. FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT AN IRON ROD MARKING THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SECTION 24, TOWNSHIP 1 SOUTH, RANGE 6 EAST, MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA AND RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES 54 MINUTES 53 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 2682.65 FEET TO A POINT, THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 06 MINUTES 52 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 1348.23 FEET TO A POINT, THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 54 MINUTES 53 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 916.79 FEET TO A POINT, THENCE RUN SOUTH 11 DEGREES 54 MINUTES 08 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 233.03 FEET TO A POINT, THENCE RUN SOUTH 85 DEGREES 21 MINUTES 12 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 2672.79 FEET TO A POINT IN THE CENTERLINE OF AN 80 FOOT WIDE ROADWAY, UTILITY AND DRAINAGE EASEMENT (328TH STREET),THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 52 MINUTES 43 SECONDS WEST, ALONG SAID CENTERLINE, A DISTANCE OF 870.61 FEET TO A POINT, THENCE SOUTH 09 DEGREES 40 MINUTES 11 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 124.32 FEET TO A POINT, THENCE SOUTH 22 DEGREES 21 MINUTES 45 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 556.88 FEET TO A POINT, THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 19 MINUTES 39 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 723.09 FEET FOR A POINT OF BEGINNING, THENCE FROM SAID POINT OF BEGINNING RUN SOUTH 09 DEGREES 03 MINUTES 04 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 2003.06 FEET TO A POINT IN THE CENTERLINE OF AN 80 FOOT WIDE ROADWAY, UTILITY AND DRAINAGE EASEMENT (ROAD 3008), 'THENCE RUN ALONG SAID CENTERLINE AS FOLLOWS: NORTH 82 DEGREES 01 MINUTES 14 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 402.41.FEET TO A POINT, THENCE SOUTH 76 DEGREES 32 MINUTES 45 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 331.56 FEET TO A POINT, THENCE NORTH 86 DEGREES 18 MINUTES 53 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 196.79 FEET TO A POINT, THENCE NORTH 67 DEGREES 27 MINUTES 21 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 200.82 FEET TO A POINT, THENCE LEAVING SAID CENTERLINE, RUN NORTH 02 DEGREES 48 MINUTES 02 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 1920.19 FEET TO A POINT, THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 19 MINUTES 39 SECONDS EAST, A DISTANCE OF 693.95 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. The property is commonly known as Lot 50, Aucilla Plantation, Greenville, FL 32331 (the Property). Any person claiming an interest in the surplus, if any, from the judicial sale of the Property, other than the Property owner, as of the date of the Notice of Lis Pendens, must le a claim within sixty (60) days after the judicial sale of the Property. In accordance with Americans with Disabilities Act, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the ADA Coordinator, not later than ve days prior to the proceeding at the Madison County Courthouse, 125 SW Range Avenue, Madison, Florida, 32340, Telephone: 850.973.1500. If hearing impaired, call 711. SHUMAKER, LOOP & KENDRICK, LLP By: /s/ Sarah M. Glaser, Esq. Jay B. Verona, Esq. Florida Bar No.: 352616 jverona@slk-law.com (Primary e-mail) mmarlowe@slk-law.com (Secondary e-mail) Sarah M. Glaser, Esq. Florida Bar No.: 52197 sglaser@slk-law.com (Primary e-mail) khunter@slk-law.com (Secondary e-mail) 101 E. Kennedy Blvd., Suite 2800 Tampa, Florida 33602 (813) 229-7600 (Telephone) (813) 229-1660 (Facsimile) Attorneys for the Plaintiff CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE I HEREBY CERTIFY that a copy of the foregoing has been furnished by US Mail on March 3, 2014 upon: Allucia Plantations Property Owners Association, Inc. c/o James W. Hart, Registered Agent 2180 S. S.R. 434, Suite 5000 Longwood, FL 32779 /s/ Sarah M. Glaser, Esq. Attorney3/5, 3/12

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Thirteen agricultural producers within the Suwannee River Water Management District (District) have been approved to receive a total of $239,025 in cost-share funds to implement irrigation retrofits, water conservation technologies, and water-saving projects. These projects will reduce groundwater withdrawals by an estimated 1.35 million gallons of water per day (mgd). The Districts agriculture costshare funding will pay for the following cost-share projects: Seventeen center pivot irrigation system retrofits that will save water. Two pump upgrades that will provide for greater irrigation efficiency. Twenty-one Global Positioning System (GPS) end-gun shutoffs to eliminate watering of non-target irrigation areas. Fourteen remote controlling devices to monitor and control irrigation systems offsite, allowing systems to be shut off during rain events among other capabilities. Four soil moisture probes and one weather station to assist with irrigation scheduling efficiencies. Nineteen new controller panels that work in conjunction with other technology to provide greater irrigation efficiencies among other capabilities. To date the Districts agriculture cost-share program has reduced groundwater withdrawals by an estimated 7.5 mgd. This is the second year the District has offered assistance to farmers through the program. The District has set aside $1.5 million to fund the program each fiscal year. Approved applicants are awarded funding on a quarterly basis. Agricultural producers within the District have until April 4 to apply for cost-share funds for the next funding cycle. Funds are awarded through a ranking process based on various criteria, including the effectiveness of the proposed project to protect, conserve, or restore water resources. The funds help pay for projects that increase irrigation efficiency and water conservation and assist with water-saving technologies. Interested parties may apply online through the Districts Agriculture webpage at www.mysuwanneeriver.com/agriculture or apply in person at District Headquarters, 9225 CR 49, Live Oak FL 32060. For more information, contact Kevin Wright at (386) 362-1001 or toll free at 1 (800) 226-1066 (FL only). By Rose KleinGreene Publishing, Inc.Chad McCormick has been working as a volunteer with Farm Share for quite some time, driving back and forth to Quincy, in order to bring fresh produce and other goods back to Madison, to distribute to individuals and non-prot organizations in need. McCormick, in an effort to make the Farm Share program more efcient, has nally succeeded in bringing Farm Share to Madison. Thanks to James Ray, board member for Consolidated Christian Ministries, McCormicks Farm Share Depot is now housed in the same building CCM uses to distribute their monthly commodities. Having a local depot means that a Farm Share truck will bring produce and other goods to Madison, saving McCormick time and money that can be utilized in other areas, and also giving local farmers and other businesses a place to bring their excess produce, baked goods or other donations, that can increase the available food for families locally. McCormick says deliveries for now will be once a month, but could increase if more non-prot organizations apply through Farm Share. With the growth of non-prots comes growth in the amount of available food says McCormick. Depots can receive anywhere from 100 to 100,000 pounds of food, depending on how many people need to be fed. All that is required in order for a non-prot to receive food, is to go to the Farm Share website and ll out an application, letting the warehouse know how much need the organization is trying to meet. Afterwards, organization volunteers would coordinate with McCormick to help unload, sort through and package food for handing out. For more information on Farm Share, visit their website at www.farmshare.org. To sign up your organization, click on the How to Help tab and download, then ll out the Farm Share application. If you would like to speak to Chad McCormick on how you can help with this program or to ask questions, you can contact him at (850) 464-6190 or email him at www.openarmsfumc@ya hoo.com. www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, March 5, 2014 12A Madison County CarrierFARM Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Rose Klein, February 18, 2014Madison is now home to a Farm Share Depot, allowing non-prot organizations who have applied at the Farm Share website easier access to free fruits, vegetables, baked goods and whatever else is available, once a month.Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Rose Klein, February 18, 2014This is just some of the food brought this month to Madisons new Farm Share Depot, where it waits for pick-up by non-prots who have signed up with the Farm Share organization.SRWMD Assists 13 Area Farmers To Reduce Groundwater Withdrawals Deadline To Apply For Next Round Of Funds Is April 4 Calling All Non-ProtsFarm Share Depot Arrives!