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Those who have tickets know already, but those who may be planning to go to the Woman's Club Fashion Show next month need to know that the date is Thursday, April 10, rather than Saturday April 12 as originally reported. The show does start at noon, and does include a delicious chicken salad luncheon. Those who still need to get tickets (they're $25) can still contact Dale Sowell at (850) 973-6576, or see any member of the Woman's Club. Just remember, it's Thursday, April 10, and you still need to purchase your ticket by April 1. Wed. March 26, 2014VOL. 50 NO. 32 www.greenepublishing.com 50 cents Index 2 Sections, 22 Pages Local Weather Viewpoints 2A Around Madison 3-5,8A,14A Health 6-7A School 10A Sports 11A Classieds 12A Legals 13A Path of Faith Section B Florida Farm Bureau Women Attend State Annual Women's Conference See Page 14A Central School Will Soon Have A Golf CartBy Lynette NorrisGreene Publishing, Inc.The campus of Madison County Central School is a large and sprawling place, surrounding an inner courtyard so huge it has housed school carnivals and festivals in the past, complete with several bounce houses, all without the least bit of feeling crowded or scrunched together. All that space and room to move about does come with a downside, however, and that is if Point A and Point B are at opposite ends of the campus, getting from one to the other will be a bit of a hike, and if one must get there quickly, it's a very long run. That was why members of the nursing staff at MCCS went before the school board a few months ago requesting permission for the school to purchase a golf cart that could quickly navigate the large space. The nurses' station is located near the front ofce of the school, and the nursing staff was concerned that if a child was injured or became too ill to walk in a distant classroom or playFirefighters Receive Letters Of CommendationGreene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Rose Klein, March 18, 2014Police Captain Willie McGhee, presents Letters of Commendation to Fire“ghter Matt LaMendola (left) and Lieutenant Juan Jimenez (right) for their actions in assisting Madison police of“cer Cpl. Jeffery Rosenberg with the arrest of a shoplifter described as a career criminal.Ž Robin Riley Explains Health Care Changes For School Board By Lynette NorrisGreene Publishing, Inc.County Agent of Record and Health Care Liaison Robin Riley, of Brown & Brown Public Risk Insurance Agency, addressed the school board at their March 18 meeting to explain some of the changes arising from health care reform, and how those changes would affect the district and its employees. In discussing what employers needed to know, Riley summed up the two main requirements of any benets plan the district might offer as: 1) it must be deemed "valuable," meaning that it must cover at least 60 percent of eligible costs and 2) it must be "affordable," meaning that the premiums cannot exceed nine-pointve percent of the employee's wages. Penalties for employers who don't offer health care plans at all would amount to $2000 per employee, excluding the rst thirty employees. If the district did offer a health care plan, but said plan did not meet one or both of the aforementioned requirements, the penalties increased to $3000 per employee, excluding the rst thirty employees. Attorney Tommy Reeves questioned Riley on that point, that offering an unacceptable plan would be more costly than offering no plan at all, something that didn't seem to make sense at rst glance; Riley conrmed that he had understood correctly. Since the Madison school district employs about 400 people, the penalties for no plan at all would amount to around $750,000, and the penalties for a plan deemed unacceptable would mount up to about $1,110,000. Furthermore, the penalties would not be tax-deductible for the district. In addition to covering the full-time employees, the district had to offer coverage to part-time employees who work 30 hours or more a week. Financial Director Ray Grifn, pointed out the need to look especially at substitute teachers and other part-timers who might meet or exceed 30 hours a week, or, since the district pays monthly, 150 hours per month, but with computerized records acting as an electronic time-clock, it should not be difcult to keep track of hours. It would mean that whoever was in charge of calling in substitutes for the schools made sure to check that record and see who was getting close to the limit and who still had enough allowable time to cover a full day, halfday, or whatever was needed. However, when it came to school bus drivers, Madison County is "something of an anomaly" in that it offers coverage to its bus drivers, most of whom barely make 20 hours per week, according to Human Resources Director Willie Williams. While Riley's presentation left the school board a lot to think about, board member VeEtta Hagan found a bright spot, saying that limiting the hours that substitute teachers could work, might mean that the district would use all the substitutes, instead of just the same few over and over again. "We certify these people and say they're qualied, then we don't use them," she said. "Maybe this will spread out the calls a little better."Correction: Wrong Bus StopThe story in the March 21, 2014 edition of the Madison Enterprise-Recorderinadvertently left out a word. The part of the sentence reading "not the rst time the school had lost track of a child" should have said "not the rst time the school system had lost track of a child." Pinetta Elementary was not singled out, and the transportation department assumes responsibility for students once they board the school buses. We regret the error.Fashion Show Date CorrectionMCHS Alumni Ousted From NolesBy Fran Hunt Greene Publishing, Inc.Madison County High School alumni, class of 2013, Ira Lee Denson, Jr., 18, was permanently ousted from the Florida State University (FSU) Seminoles football team, following his arrest in Tallahassee last week. The Tallahassee Police Department (TPD) arrested Denson on March 18 and charged him with illegal use of a credit card and petit theft. Following Denson's arrest, FSU Head Football Coach Jimbo Fisher stated that the offensive lineman would not be allowed back on the team. He further added that Denson had not been on the team since last December. Recapping the case, On December 20, 2013, Delmarrick "Mario" Pender contacted the TPD to report the theft and fraudulent use of his Bank America Visa card. He indicated that the card had been stolen from the locker room at FSU. He stated that the card had been used three times on December 19 summing up to $501.36, and had been used without his permission. One of the three purchases was made at Champs, so TPD investigators obtained the store's surveillance video. The video showed several black males entering the store together. Two of the individuals were later identied as Shaquille Walden and Denson. The video showed Walden pick up a red shoebox, walk to the sales counter, and pay a total of $134.36, using Pender's credit card. Denson was seen standing next to Walden during the purchase. Denson came to Ira Lee Denson See Ousted On Page 3A MCSO Gets Marijuana Off The StreetBy Jessie R. Box Greene Publishing, Inc. Madison County Sheriff's Ofce Drug Task Force and deputies of the Patrol Division arrested a man for possession of marijuana with the intent to manufacture, sell and deliver and a woman for operating a motor vehicle with a cancelled, suspended or revoked driver's license and having an illegal license plate after stopping a vehicle for a trafc violation, Thursday March 20 at 8:05 p.m. on Range Street. According to the MCSO report, a male subject immediately exited the driver seat and was identied as John Skye Taylor Thomas, 22, of Valdosta, Ga. Deputies noted that the vehicle was being driven by a female just prior to the stop and determined that Thomas had changed places with the driver, later identied as Kayla Danielle Williams, 20, of Lake Park, Ga. While discussing the trafc offenses with Thomas and Williams, investigators and deputies detected the odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. Investigators conducted a probable cause search of the vehicle and located a large zip lock bag containing loose marijuana and 22 individual bags also containing marijuana concealed inside the vehicle. Thomas and Williams were arrested without incident. Thomas was charged with possession of a controlled substance with the intent to manufacture, sell and deliver. Williams was charged with having an illegal license plate and operating a motor vehicle with a cancelled, suspended or revoked driver's license. Kayla Williams John Thomas See Central School On Page 3ACongressional Happenings In Washington D.C.During Week Of March 17Following are noteworthy Congressional happenings during the week of March 17-21, as reported by the NWYC Congressional Review & Preview Report. J o b less Aid : A bipartisan group of senators reached agreement on a ve-month extension of expanded jobless aid that appears to be headed toward passage later this month. The measure would resume the unemployment benets that expired at the end of 2013 and provide retroactive payments to those whose benets were cut off. The ve-month extension carries an estimated cost of about $9.7 billion that would be offset by spending cuts or revenue raising measures. The new agreement provides several offsets that enjoy bipartisan support, including an extension of customs user fees through Fiscal Year 2024 and two pension-related offsets. S GR R e p eal and M edicare P ro v ider P a yment Act "D oc Fi x": This Housepassed bill would replace the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula that determines the annual updates to payment rates for physicians' services in Medicare. The Congressional Budget Ofce estimates that enacting the bill will increase direct spending by about $138 billion over a 10-year period. C h ildcare P rotection L a w: This Senatepassed measure calls for criminal background checks for all who work around children. Water R i gh ts P rotection Act : Passed by the House, this bill is designed to protect private property rights from what the GOP sponsors say are recent federal overreach actions. Supporters of the bill argue it would stop the government from taking water supplies from recreation businesses and demanding that citizens and business-See Happenings On Page 3A

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www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, March 26, 2014Madison County Carrier € 3A AROUNDMADISONCOUNTYWorld NewsBy Rose Klein 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 GreenePath Of Faith WriterJacob BembryStaff WritersLynette Norris, Rose Klein, Jessie BoxGraphic 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) Senior Arrested At Golden Corral For Food Fight In Wilkesboro, N.C., a 64-year-old woman was charged with two counts of assault and battery after allegedly starting a food fight at the local Golden Corral. According to police, Polly Richards started a fight with 69-yearold Linwood Moore after he cut in line ahead of her while she was getting her drink. Witnesses observed Richards curse Moore, grab his shirt, shove him against a wall and slap him. Also during the scuffle, Richards allegedly threw a plate that cracked 62-year-old Fay Cardwell in the leg, causing swelling on her shin and knee. While being placed under arrest, Richards told police, “Just take me to the [expletive] jail then.”Father Of Arrested Daughter Clubs Cars On Jail LotIn De Funiak Springs, a father who was frustrated with how long it was taking to release his daughter from jail allegedly began striking parked cars with a golf club, including one marked patrol car, outside the county jail. Phillip Tidwell, 47, of Tenn., was caught on video using the golf club to damage the parked cars and was arrested on a charge of criminal damage to property. Tidwell’s 20-yearold daughter had been arrested earlier in the day on a charge of possessing an alcoholic beverage. Tidwell allegedly caused more than $1,600 in damage to the cars he clubbed. Golfer Wipes Blood From Ball After Hitting Woman In Head To Continue Game In Austin, Texas, a woman says a golf ball hit her in the head while celebrating her birthday at a backyard party. Maureen Percenti said she was knocked out by the impact and when golfer, Craig Rooker showed up looking for his ball, Percenti’s son-in-law told Rooker his ball had hit Percenti in the head and directed him to the ball. The son-in-law said Rooker wiped off the blood-covered ball and continued playing his game. Percenti says she now suffers from neck pain, headaches and memory loss as a result and has filed a lawsuit against Rooker and the Grey Rock Golf Course. Central School Cont. From Page 1Aarea, it would be difcult to get the child to the nurse' s station. The little ones could be carried, if necessary, but the Central School goes all the way up to the eighth grade, and some of the older students are nearly as tall and heavy as the faculty and staff members. Then, too, things sometimes happen that require the immediate presence and quick intervention of the principal or other school administrator. At a previous school board meeting, the district's nancial director, Ray Grifn, had submitted selections from three companies, ranging from $2500 to about $3100. At the March 18 meeting, he went over the selections again, explaining the options as far as warranty and maintenance agreements that came with each one. The money for the purchase was in the school's discretionary budget. Superintendent Doug Brown reminded everyone that even though the golf cart would give the principal and other staff/faculty quick access to any point of the campus when they needed, the original request had come from the nursing staff, and it was the nurses who would be the rst users. The board approved the purchase 41, with VeEtta Hagan casting the dissenting vote, explaining that she opposed the purchase of only one golf cart; a school that large “should have at least two,” she said. Happenings Cont. From Page 1Aes turn over their privately owned water in order to qualify for a federal permit or lease. Student Loans: These White House proposed regulations would apply to for-profit colleges and come after a federal court overturned a previous like effort. The move is expected to incite a critical response from congressional Republicans who say the “gainful employment” regulations, which would withhold federal funding from for-prot colleges that are not adequately preparing students for well-paying jobs, would limit educational opportunities for students who are seeking knowledge in a desired eld but are not preparing for a career. Measure Asks President to Enforce Law: The House passed two measures calling for the Obama administration to enforce the laws of the land. The Faithful Execution of the Law Act and ENFORCE the Law Act of 2014 would allow legislators to take agency ofcials to court if the latter doesn't enforce laws. The two measures’ supporters say the President has repeatedly declined to fully enforce laws, pointing to immigration, welfare, environmental and education as areas where the administration has allegedly enforced the law selectively. Flood Insurance: This Senate-passed bipartisan bill aims to protect Americans from potentially unaffordable increases in the cost of federal ood insurance. The measure would limit annual increases to no more than 18 percent. It next goes to the President for a signature. Military Sexual Assault Prosecutions: Senators nished work on reforming the military’s practices for reporting and prosecuting sexual assaults within its ranks. The bill would amend the National Defense Authorization Act for scal year 2014, requiring special victim’s counsels in sexual assault cases and forbidding the use of a defendant’s military records in defense arguments. The bill also would require evaluations of whether commanding ofcers have established a climate in which allegations of sexual assault are properly managed and fairly evaluated and victims can report criminal activity without fear of retaliation. Childcare Block Grant Reauthorization – Enzi Amendment: Senate approved amendment requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services, in conjunction with Secretary of Education, to conduct a review of federal early learning and care programs and make recommendations for their streamlining. Ousted Cont. From Page 1Abe interviewed for a related shooting incident. During the interview, Denson admitted being present when the transaction was made, but said he merely told Walden he wanted to buy the shoes but would do so at a later date. Denson admitted that he knew that the card used by Walden belonged to Pender, but said he did not know where Walden had gotten the card. He also admitted receiving the shoes from Walden. A few days later, Pender confronted Denson about the fraudulent transactions and Denson acknowledged his receipt of the shoes purchased with Pender’s card, and agreed to reimburse Pender the cost. TPD contacted Walden and asked him to come in for an interview. He came in on January 10, 2014. During the interview Walden advised that Denson gave him Pender’s card. He explained that Denson showed him the shoes in the red shoebox, and Denson indicated that he would like to have them. Walden said he volunteered to purchase the shoes for Denson using Pender’s card. Walden said he knew when he purchased the shoes that they were going to be a gift from Denson to Denson’s father, so he gave the shoes to Denson immediately after they left the store. TPD investigators noted that Walden is not afliated with FSU athletics and did not have access to the locker room. Denson, however, did have access. Denson was injured during the time and therefore was only allowed to practice for a short time period each day. Denson would leave practice and return to the locker room before the other players. The lockers are not secured, so Denson would have been able to access Pender’s personal belongings. As a senior at Madison County High School (MCHS), Florida State continued to mine the talent-rich MCHS Cowboys' football program, landing Denson who was a twoway star on the line, but he was tabbed to play on the offensive line for the Seminoles. A late-bloomer on the recruiting scene, he was universally considered one of the top 10 offensive guard prospects in the nation. He helped lead the Cowboys to a 12-2 record as a senior, and a trip to the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) 3A state championship game. He has earned fourstar rankings from ESPN, Rivals, PrepStar and Scout. Denson participated in the Under Armour All-American Bowl, and committed to the `Noles last May and stayed true to his word, despite the pursuit and offers from Miami, Ole Miss, South Florida, Nebraska, South Carolina, Kentucky and Tennessee, among others. When he was recruited by FSU, he was referred to as the school’s biggest nd. But, the Seminole football dream for Denson is now over, and that door has been closed, permanently. Burglar Steals Jewelry Box And SodaBy Jessie R. BoxGreene Publishing, Inc. AMadison man was arrested for stealing a jewelry box and soda from his next-door neighbor. Deputies of the Madison County Sheriff’s Ofce were dispatched to 190 SW Anderson Pond Way in Madison to investigate the report of a burglary, Wednesday March 19 at 10:17 p.m. According to the MCSO report, when deputies arrived, they spoke with the homeowner who reported that when she returned home she noticed her bedroom window blinds had been tampered with and a jewelry box was missing from the room. When the homeowner checked the rest of her residence, she found the only other item missing were some soft drinks that were in the refrigerator. The homeowner informed the deputies that she suspected her neighbor, Andy White, 40, based on a previous incident. Deputies made contact with White at his residence located next-door. When questioned about the soda, White retrieved the stolen soft drinks from his refrigerator. When questioned about the jewelry box, White retrieved it from his bedroom. Deputies placed White under arrest without incident and transported him to the Madison County Jail. All property was returned to the homeowner. White was charged with burglary to structure or conveyance unarmed and petty theft. Andy White

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Wilma Johnson Copeland, 84, passed away on Friday, March 21, in Ocala. Funeral Service was held Sunday, March 23 at 2 p.m. at Beggs Funeral Home in Perry. Burial followed at Lake Bird Cemetery. The family received friends on Saturday, March 22 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Beggs Funeral Home. She was born December 7, 1929 in Madison County, the daughter of the late George Washington Johnson and Jerusha Hendry Johnson. She spent her early years in Madison and lived for 32 years in Branford. She was a secretary for WC Copeland and attended the Methodist Church in Branford. She is survived by two sons, Tony Macarages and wife Stephanie of Ocala and Leon Macarages and wife Connie of Branford; one brother, Herold Johnson; one sister, Bessie Greene of Perry; eight grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren. She also leaves behind a great number of nieces and an enormous amount of friends and loved ones who will miss her beyond measure. She is predeceased by her parents, her husband, WC Copeland; brothers, Shirley Johnson, Johnny Bill Johnson and Jimmy Johnson; sisters, Darnella Tuten, Alvilda Johnson, Iris Shiver and Marvine Wambolt. Beggs Funeral Home Perry Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Call (850) 838-2929 or you may send your condolences to the family on the website: www.beggsfuneral.com Obituaries www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, March 26, 2014 4A € Madison County CarrierAROUNDMADISONCOUNTY Wilma Johnson CopelandCommunity CalendarMarch 26-28 Bishop Mike Carson, pastor of Dowling Park Church of God, will continue revival services Wednesday evening, March 26 through Friday, March 28 at 7 p.m. at Midway Church of God, located at 2485 SE Midway Church Road in Lee. Everyone is cordially invited. March 29 A reunion for families and friends of Washington Walters, Reuben Morgan and Alexander Wilson will meet on Saturday, March 29, at Forest Capital Park at 11 a.m. Lunch will be at 12:15 p.m. with an auction at 1:15 p.m. Please bring a covered dish and beverage for lunch, lawn chairs, photos and something for the auction. Please pray for God’s blessing upon us. 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. April 4 The Greenville Library will be hosting a book signing, Friday, April 4, from 5-7 p.m. Local author, Marvin “Merv” Mattair, will be autographing copies of his book, My Royal Swag: Viewing Life in HD and can be purchased for $13. A “Royal Social” complete with music and finger foods will accompany the signing. For more information, contact Library Manager, Kenya Dennis at (850) 948-2529. April 4 Madison County High School Cheerleading tryouts are coming up. There are two meetings that must be attended. The first meeting is a mandatory pre-tryout meeting, Friday, April 4, at 4 p.m. in the gym. The second meeting is tryouts for JV and Varsity, Monday through Thursday, April 14-17, from 4-5:30 p.m. in the gym. Contact Ruth Ann Latner for questions at (850) 464-0236 or ruth.latner@madisonmail.us April 10 The Woman's Club is having its annual fundraiser Thursday, April 10, with a luncheon and fashion show at the Woman's Club building on Lake Frances, beginning at noon. Tickets are $25 each and must be reserved by Tuesday, April 1. For tickets or reservations, see any Woman's Club member or contact Ms. Dale Sowell, (850) 973-6576. BAILEY MONUMENT CO 740252 James B. GaylerReverend Dr. James Burton Gayler went home to be with the Lord on March 19 after a long and courageous fight with cancer. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 22, with a visitation onehour prior at Oxford United Methodist Church, Oxford. A full obituary may be viewed at www.hiersbaxley.com.Special Recognition For A Special ManIf you’re not having the best of days or feeling a tad blue, just stop in Cherry Farms and Joe Branch Jr. will turn your mood around instantly, with his ashy smile and friendliness. Cherry Farms is located on 255 S. in the “Little but Proud,” town of Lee, Fl. My husband and I have depended on them for 11 years, as our dogs love their food! Mr. Joe Branch Jr. entered this world in 1938. He was born unto his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Branch Sr. (Retha), in an old wooden, which still stands in Pinetta, Fl. At the young age of 17, Joe was offered a position from Mr. Larry James Cherry He accepted and is still employed after all these years. When asked what he enjoys about his job most, his reply was, “Well, I can’t answer that, I enjoy it all.” He and Greg Whiteld work side by side and it is always a pleasure to do business with them. We give this printed applause to a man we like to call, “The Friendliest Man in Lee!” Keep up the good work J.B. You make this world a better place. Sincerely, Mike and Kimmy Angel Florida's Tax And Revenue Collections 33rdHighest In The NationFlorida's state government tax burden is one of the lowest in the nation, but when local government is included, the ranking goes much higher, according a report from Florida TaxWatch. The report, How Florida Compares, shows the state's per capita state and local revenue collections rank 33rdin the nation. TaxWatch produces the report in order to help Floridians understand how state revenues stack up against the rest of the nation. "One specic tax ranking cannot tell the whole story," said Dominic M. Calabro, President and CEO of Florida TaxWatch, the independent, nonpartisan, nonprot taxpayer research institute and government watchdog. "It is our hope that this more comprehensive report will help taxpayers and policymakers better understand how states fund their governments and demonstrate that low taxes in one area often means higher taxes in another area." Floridians' per capita state tax burden fell to 47thin 2012 and its per capita revenue ranking fell to 48th. These are the lowest rankings since Florida TaxWatch has been tracking them. However, Florida's per capita local revenue and tax rankings are 7thand 22nd, respectively in 2011 (latest available data). When combined, Florida's per capita state and local revenue and tax rankings are 33rdand 37th, respectively. The report nds that Florida's recent lower tax rankings are largely due to the profound negative impact the great recession had on government revenue. From 2006 to 2012, Florida's state tax collections saw the largest decrease in the nation, of 17.6 percent. Prior to the recession, Florida's total tax and revenue rankings had been climbing steadily, due in large part to skyrocketing property taxes. In 2006, Florida's combined state and local tax and revenue rankings had both climbed to the 22ndlargest in the nation. Since 2006, Florida has dropped 15 places in the state and local tax collection rankings. "Because Florida relies more on local governments to fund public services than all but one state and uses non-tax revenues more than most states, it is imperative to look at the whole picture of revenue collection when comparing the cost of government," said Kurt Wenner, Vice President of Tax Research. "When you consider combined state and local revenue, Florida becomes more of a moderate tax state than a low tax state." While the state does have relatively low state tax burdens, more than half of Florida's revenue collections come from local governments. The report shows that Florida's local governments raise 55.6 percent of all Florida government revenue, which is the second highest percentage in the nation. It also shows that 38.9 percent of revenue comes from non-traditional tax sources, then 10thhighest percentage in the nation. Non-tax revenue includes special assessments, charges for services, impact fees and net lottery funds. The tendency of elected ofcials to want to use the term fee, instead of tax, makes consideration of these revenues even more important. The report also presents data showing that 54.0 percent of state and local taxes in Florida come from businesses, the 8thhighest ration in the nation. Factors contributing to this include the lack of a personal income tax, a high sales tax with exemptions for most necessities and the Save Our Homes provision which tends to shift property tax burden away from homeowners. Another unique feature of Florida's tax structure is the heavy reliance on transaction taxes. Sales and excise taxes account for 82.6 percent of all Florida's state tax collections, compared to the national average of 47.1 percent. Florida taxes utilities, alcoholic beverages and motor fuels much higher than most states. "Florida TaxWatch pioneered the inclusion of the taxpayers' rights and responsibilities in our state laws through the adoption of the Taxpayer's Bill of Rights. It is our hope that the report will help taxpayers and policymakers understand how those responsibilities serve their government, how they compare to those in other states, and how important our tax and revenue structure is to making Florida a great place to live and work," added Calabro.

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Thank you to all pet owners who submitted pictures for this contest. There were more adorable pets than categories available and the judging was difcult. www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, March 26, 2014Madison County Carrier € 5AAROUNDMADISONCOUNTY Light It Up Blue! MadisonBy Rose KleinGreene Publishing, Inc.April is Autism awareness month and was created to help "shine a light on Autism." Always Support Kids (ASK) 4-H club is asking everyone in Madison to "go blue" starting Wednesday, April 2, in order to raise awareness and promote acceptance about Autism. Autism is a developmental disability thought to appear in the first three years of life and affects the brain's normal development of social and communication skills. Individuals affected usually have difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. Autism affects 1 in 88 children. Many of these children and adults are living in your community. ASK suggests Madison residents to "Light It Up Blue" by using blue light bulbs, blue ribbons, blue bowsthey even suggest you paint your dog blue. The awareness runs through the entire month of April. If you would like to participate in this awareness, ASK leader, Michelle Register, says Studstills of Madison is stocked with plenty of blue light bulbs. For more information visit http://liub.autismspeaks.org/welcome or message ask.madisonfl@gmail.com Pet Photo Contest Winners Greene Publishing, Inc.Cutest PetRemington Owner Christina BrooksHonorable MentionParkerWinner Mo st Pe r s onali t yWinnerCreed Owner Jason JohnsonHonorable MentionTank And Axel B est In ShowBuddy Holben Owner Jim HolbenWinnerHonorable MentionLady Stormageddon Call your local Culligan Man’ today to enjoy all the bene“ts of Culligan Total Home System: Soft water … spend less time cleaning Reverse osmosis drinking water. Cheaper than soda! Salt and bottled water delivery Exceptional service … Available 24 hoursComplete Water Treatment!850-580-0300CulliganTallahassee.com Receive up to $200 off a Culligan Total Home System. (includes a water softener and drinking water system)$200 OFFDealer participation may vary. Limited time offer. 2011 Culligan International Company. Not valid with other offers. Not redeemable for cash. Bad taste or odor in your water? Try a C u lligan Drinking Wa ter Syste m. Crystal-Clear Glassware Softer and Brighter Laundry Easier Cleaning Cleaner Skin and Hair Great Tasting Water

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Nineteen people die every day in the United States waiting for a kidney transplant, most waiting seven to nine years. The team at MatchingDonors.com is working hard to make sure that doesn’t happen by nding altruistic living organ donors for people needing kidney transplants. The average patient gets their transplant through MatchingDonors.com within six months of signing up on the website. Philip Cunningham a 70-year-old husband, father and grandfather from Scarsdale, New York needed a lifesaving kidney transplant. Philip thought all hope was lost for him; if he didn’t receive a lifesaving kidney transplant soon he would die. Besides having his own medical ailments, Philip was also taking care of his ailing wife who suffers with lung disease, and also trying to enjoying the little time he thought he had left with his four-year-old granddaughter. He thought that there were no other options left to save his life. He knew he would never last the seven to nine year wait for a deceased kidney donor from the government’s waiting list. He thought he was destined to waste away and die; staying on dialysis for ve hours a day three days week. Then one day his neighbor told him about a great website named MatchingDonors.com where he could quickly nd a living altruistic organ donor; and get his lifesaving transplant. Philip registered himself on the website, and within only 14 days Philip found a matched donor John McNicol, a perfect stranger he met on MatchingDonors.com who was willing to give Philip a lifesaving kidney, and within only 94 days Philip received his lifesaving kidney transplant. Philip wrote in his MatchingDonors.com prole: I'm not usually one to ask people for things, but I'm the full-time caregiver for my wife, who has COPD (a lung disease) and is on oxygen around the clock. She recently broke her foot, which has immobilized her further. The 15 hours I spend on dialysis each week means that she is alone during that time. So a potential donor would really be saving the lives of two people in my case. It would mean so much to the both of us for me to nd a new kidney. I exercise at the gym three days a week, do all the cooking, shopping and chores, and also work part-time. Throughout these recent challenges, I’ve tried to focus on the positives. I have a four-yearold granddaughter who lives locally, and we spend a lot of time together. It's my greatest hope that I can give my wife the proper care she deserves after a happy marriage, watch my granddaughter grow up, and eliminate the misery of dialysis, which I do not tolerate well. I have tutored many people in math, which I am very good at, and would love to get back to helping others." John McNicol, a 50year-old father, grandfather, and former teacher from Fort Lauderdale, wrote to Philip on MatchingDonors.com: “I am healthy and believe in the inherent value of all people. If I can live a healthy life and extend the life of another why wouldn’t I?” Now, because of a complete stranger he met on MatchingDonors.com, Philip will witness his granddaughter grow up. He also will be able to continue spending time with his wife and his kids. There have been over 300 transplant surgeries facilitated between a patient and altruistic donor that found each other through MatchingDonors.com. John answered Philip’s plea instantly and was excited to help. He wanted to do this because he knew it was the right thing to do. In his words he did it because it would not affect him, but somebody else. John had found out about MatchingDonors through a documentary on television and knew he had to be a part of this very special thing. He was willing to risk his life to save another; a total stranger, for him it was that simple.MatchingDonors.comwas launched in January of 2004 as an Internet service based in canton, Massachusetts. Patients on transplant lists put their proles on the website, and potential donors browse the site for a life they want to help save. Donors are not compensated, since it is against the law to have any nancial benet from organ donation. Since the inception of MatchingDonors.com directed living organ donations has increased to historic numbers. MatchingDonors.com is now the largest living donor organization in the world. “We believe that if more people were better educated on the ability to be a live organ donor, and we add in the personal communication between potential organ donors and patients needing an organ, the number of donors will increase and so will the probability of a patient receiving their much needed organ. We already have over 12,651 potential donors on our site waiting to nd patients needing organs,” said Dr. Jeremiah Lowney, MatchingDonors.com Medical Director. “ MatchingDonors.com is the most comprehensive searching system available. Other organizations concentrate mainly on the passive anonymous portion of nding organ donors leaving little or no communication between patients and potential donors.” Over the past seven years MatchingDonors.com has made historic strides in saving the lives of people needing organ transplants, and increasing living organ donation in the United States. For the work we do at MatchingDonors.com we have won many awards and commendations from Congress and The President of The United States, but we do not currently receive any funds from the government. MatchingDonors.com accomplishments include: 1 .MatchingDonors.comis a 501c3 nonprot. 2 .MatchingDonors.comnow has the largest living donor registry in the United States, with over 12,954 potential donors registered on the website. 3. Many patients get their transplants within only six months of being registered on MatchingDonors.com. 4.MatchingDonors.comis also now the largest living donor paired exchange database in the United States, with over 3,123 potential paired exchange donors registered on the website. 5.MatchingDonors.comnow has over 600 organ patients with active proles. 6.MatchingDonors.comhas an extremely high success rate most patient members that have been on the site for at least 30 days have been offered an organ by a potential donor. 7. Many of our patient members have upcoming surgery dates with their donors found on MatchingDonors.com. 8.MatchingDonors.comcan get over 1.5 million visits in a month. 9. New patients and potential donors sign up daily. 10. MatchingDonors.com is recommended and used by many doctors across the United States, including some of the most prestigious transplant surgeons and centers. Recently, the MatchingDonors.com team was honored as one of the only two nonprots of choice by the Hollywood Awardsat the 15thAnnual Hollywood Awards Galain Beverly Hills. MatchingDonors.com and was chosen out of 1.5 million other nonprots in the United States for this prestigious honor. As of March 3, 2014, there are 121,411 patients waiting for an organ transplant in the United States on the government’s deceased organ donor list. Yet, from January November 2013, according to the United Network for Organ Sharing, www.UNOS.org a nonprot organization contracted with the US Department of Health, there were only 26,517 organ transplants performed in the United States. Currently patients waiting for an organ donation are placed on the UNOS national waiting list through the United Network for Organ Sharing. A computer system matches patients to donor organs according to objective criteria such as blood and tissue type, immune status, medical urgency and time spent on the waiting list. This ranking system determines which patients are offered available organs. This process is extremely important in anyone’s organ search, but now MatchingDonors.com offers a way to enhance the search with a more active approach. It also allows the patient to be proactive with his life.MatchingDonors.commain objective is to search the world to nd potential live donors for people in need of organ transplants, also knowing the success rate of living donors as opposed to deceased donors is higher. Patient members of MatchingDonors.com provide a personal biography as well as pictures of their choice to display on the website, which will create an interest in them and their life story. When patients in need of an organ transplant place themselves into MatchingDonors.com database, their information will be promoted on the website. MatchingDonors.com advertises and promotes its Web site in many different ways through extensive public relations networking to increase potential donors viewing the site. The personal connection between donor and recipient is the key. MatchingDonors.com provides the opportunity to locate a potential live donor. According to the National Kidney Foundation, "Nearly one out of four (23.4 percent) of 1000 people queried told pollsters that they would be "likely" to consider donating a kidney or a portion of their liver or lung to help save the life of someone they did not know." Many people feel more comfortable considering offering a live donation to someone they may have a connection with or a common bond. When patients provide their biography, and open up personally, the potential for live donors to respond is increased. To help educate people about the option of live organ donation, MatchingDonors.com Web site provides extensive information regarding the safety and types of donations available. Members of MatchingDonors.com and the MatchingDonors.com Medical Director, Dr. Jeremiah Lowney, are available for interviews for print, radio and television. An NBC TODAY SHOW piece, an ABC News Nightline Story, and New England Journal of Medicine Articles, and hundreds of more news articles and videos about MatchingDonors.com can be found at www.MatchingDonors.com. HBO is currently running a documentary featuring MatchingDonors.com and its success named “Tales from the Organ Trade.” MatchingDonors.co m is not an organ donor waiting list, and is not associated with any organ donor organization. It is a nonprot venue where patients and potential donors can communicate and hopefully expedite a live donor agreeing to give a muchneeded organ. MatchingDonors.com gives patients and potential donors the important communication tools to correspond with each other, but once the contact between the parties has been made, the road to transplant surgery is their own. Based in Canton, Massachusetts, MatchingDonors.com is a nonprot corporation with people based throughout the United States. Anyone interested in donating to support MatchingDonors.com services can do so by calling MatchingDonors.com at (781) 8212204. More information about the company is available at its corporate web site, http://www.MatchingDonors.com. www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, March 26, 2014 6A € Madison County CarrierHEALTH A Gift Of A Lifesaving Kidney To A Stranger He Met Online; 94 Days To LifePhoto SubmittedJohn McNicol (left) saved Philip Cunningham (right) by donating one of his kidneys.Photo SubmittedPictured above is Philip smiling with his beautiful granddaughter.

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Submitted By Cindy BrownFlorida Dept. of Health in Madison CountyThe Faith Based Tobacco Program in Madison County is a collaborative faithbased pilot project where county health departments work with local faith-based organizations to eliminate the exposure of secondhand smoke. The program tactics are through policy development, increased awareness of the Bureau of Tobacco Free Florida cessation services (three ways to quit: Call, Click or Come in), organizing Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT) clubs within the participating churches, adopting policies to create tobacco-free premises or Breathe Easy Zones and working within the community to increase awareness on point-ofsale issues in rural and low-income population communities in the county. This strategy targets underserved populations and incorporates the development of a health care ministry for sustainability purposes. The health ministers, coaches and congregation members will be invited to join the County Tobacco Free Partnership and become active members. The Bureau of Chronic Disease collaborates with the Bureau of Tobacco Free Florida in Madison County to reduce risk factors associated with chronic disease. This comprehensive approach targets tobacco prevention, healthy cooking classes/and or nutrition education sessions and physical activity. Healthy Eating and Living education has been on going since Sept. 1, 2013 through the end of the grant period, March 31, 2014. Nutritional information on how to incorporate healthier meal choices has been given to the church members. Healthy cooking classes have been offered to expose members to another choice instead of the traditional “Sunday Dinner” that includes fried chicken. Many seasoning alternatives have been substituted for the long-used bacon and fried, grease-laden meats and vegetables historically included in the “southern meal.” The churches in Madison County that are included in the Faith Based Outreach are: Architillery Missionary Baptist; Pineland Missionary Baptist; St. James Missionary Baptist; Crossroads Missionary Baptist; Mt. Nebo AME Madison; Evergreen Missionary Baptist; Shiloh Missionary Baptist; St. Luke Missionary Baptist; New Bethel Primitive Baptist; Greater Community Missionary Baptist and Mt. Zion AME Cherry Lake. These congregations have agreed to smoke-free church grounds, created a policy to support a healthier life-style by promoting smoking cessation classes and created a policy to support healthier eating. Health Ministries have been formed in these churches to help the members understand they can make decisions to help themselves prevent illness and manage their chronic disease in a more satisfying way. Adrian Kinsey, Health Educator for the Faith Based Outreach Program in Madison County, is committed to the success of the program. He has been with the tobacco program for four years and is constantly searching for improved methods of service to the AfricanAmerican churches. For more information, contact the Florida Department of Health in Madison County at (850) 9735000. www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, March 26, 2014Madison County Carrier € 7AHEALTH Tobacco Cessation Program Combines Health With Faith In Madison County Photo SubmittedMadison residents involved in the outreach program in Madison County, sitting left to right in the front row; are Annie Pearl Reddick, Glenda McCall and Deborah Glee. Members standing in the middle row, left to right, are Johnny Woods, Pamela Walken, Latresa Humphrey and Phyllis Brinson. Members in the back row, left to right, are Sharita Scott, Adrian Kinsey and Larcedious Jones. Photo SubmittedAdrian Kinsey, Health Educator for the faith-based tobacco cessation program in Madison County, is committed to helping individuals in leading a healthier life style.

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By Lynette Norris Greene Publishing, Inc.Those who drove by the courthouse last Friday around midday may have noticed the big grill under the tent on the courthouse lawn, or the line of young ladies in their purple tee shirts along the Base Street side, advertising barbecue ribs or chicken dinners for sale. The Inspire Dance Team was holding a fundraiser for their group. Dance director Tammy Roberson, who started the group five years ago for young ladies ages four through 18, said that Inspire is primarily under the leadership of the Pineland Missionary Baptist Church family, Rev. Charlie Barfield, pastor, but that it is essentially a community/church dance group, performing at churches and events in and out of Madison County; the fundraiser is to help defray their expenses. Currently, Inspire has about 25 members. In addition to Inspire, Roberson also teaches two other dance groups, one for ages 19 – 30 and another for ages 30 and up. For those who missed the fundraiser but would like to help, Inspire will accept any donation in any amount folks would like to give. The team has an account at Bank of America, 232 South Horry Street, and checks can be made out to “Inspire Dance Team.” www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, March 26, 2014 8A € Madison County CarrierAROUNDMADISONCOUNTY Loud & Clearand FREE Florida residents with a hearing loss are eligible to receive a free amplied phone from the non-prot Florida Telecommunications Relay, Inc. Cordless and corded phones for persons with mild to severe hearing loss are available at 23 distribution centers statewide. Limit one per customer. CONTACT YOUR AREA CENTER FOR DETAILS Florida Telecommunications Relay, Inc. 1820 E. Park Avenue, Suite 101 Tallahassee, FL 32301 800-222-3448 (v) 888-447-5620 (tty) Current FTRI clients: If your phone isnt working properly or your hearing has changed, or should you no longer need your phone or are moving out of Florida, call FTRI at 888-554-1151 for assistance. Save Your Family HistorySubmitted by: Justina A. Cone, MCGS MemberMadison County Genealogy Society (MCGS) is kicking off spring 2014 with the goal of expanding its membership. This group houses a wonderful library full of research material, computers and genealogy software for family history research. The genealogy library is located in the back of Treasures Museum in Madison. There are thousands of pages and books full of family history for Florida, Georgia and beyond! As well, the digitized material available will make for quick access and speed your process along. We are making an earnest effort to involve everyone in the great endeavor of saving their family history for generations to come! Just tear out this news edition’s adjoining membership application and mail it in! With your $25 membership your household will be mailed the quarterly MCGS newsletter (really a booklet) brimming with local record extractions and history it alone is well worth the membership fee. With paid membership, the key to unlocking additional online content will be available to you. Monthly meetings for the MCGS are held at the Madison Public Library where speakers provide updates on new tools, websites and their own search methods. The meetings are held the second Thursday at 6 p.m. We can also assign a mentor to you if you are new to genealogy – our Charter members are very seasoned in genealogy! If you've ever thought you'd be interested in learning more about your family, then MCGS is the group you need to contact! Please be our GUEST at an upcoming meeting. We have so much to share! For more information visit our website at: www.madisongenealogy.com or call us at (850) 973-3661. Inspire-dŽ To Dance: Christian Dance Team Holds FundraiserGreene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Lynette Norris, March 14, 2014Members of the Inspire Dance Team hold posters advertising their barbecue fundraiser. Left to right are Lamarya Roberson, Charmesia McQuay, Jalexis Porter, Malia Roberson and KeNiya Bar“eld. Look for these same young ladies, along with the rest of their team, marching in the Down Home Days parade, Saturday, Apr. 19, beginning at 10 a.m.Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Lynette Norris, March 14, 2014Ready for customers under the tent are (left to right) Damesia McQuay, Shirley Bar“eld and Inspire Dance Team Director Tammy Roberson. In the background is Robersons father and the master BBQ chef, Johnny Mack Mitchell.

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By Lynette NorrisGreene Publishing, Inc.Rep. Halsey Beshears was in Madison on Monday, St. Patrick's Day, to meet with the S.W.A.T. (Students Working Against Tobacco) Team at Madison County Central School. The Team, along with Preston Matthews of Big Bend AHEC (Area Health Education Center), Ted Ensminger, Tobacco Free Madison Partnership Chair, and MCCS faculty members A.D. Kinsey and Betsy Rykard, presented Beshears with an update on what MCCS, Madison County as a whole and various partnerships with all the tobacco prevention groups is working on in the area of tobacco prevention, as well as a list of what they have already accomplished. The towns of Madison, Greenville and Lee have all passed resolutions condemning candy-flavored tobacco products and supporting the voluntary efforts of retailers to restrict sales. The partnership has also worked with local retailers to educate them about recently instituted FDA guidelines for marketing and placing tobacco products. Tobacco Free Madison and the Madison County School District have partnered to strengthen the district-wide tobacco-free campus policy and provide tobacco cessation help to district staff. Nationally sought-after anti-tobacco advocate, Dr. Victor DeNoble, addressed sixth through eighth graders about tobacco prevention and the dangers of tobacco use. Tobacco Free Madison hosted the Great American Smokeout Golf Event last November, and is looking forward to the 2014 Down Home Days Festival and Rodeo – the only rodeo in Florida with a tobacco-free partnership as its title sponsor. Investing in tobacco control programs works, both in preventing young people from getting started and in helping people quit. Tobacco Free Madison and S.W.A.T. of MCCS also wished to thank Rep. Beshears for his continued support in their fight against tobacco and tobacco-related illness. “We are thrilled that Madison County puts the health and well-being of its citizens as a top priority,” they told him. www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, March 26, 2014 10A € Madison County CarrierSCHOOL Emily Minor Pinetta Elementary School Kersten Malone Madison Academy Cassidy Evans Pinetta Elementary School Molly Buchanan Pinetta Elementary School Savannah Curtis Madison Academy Emily Parker Madison Academy Will Carpenter Madison Academy Brianna Brooks Pinetta Elementary SchoolPinetta Elementary, Madison Academy Students Recognized As JA GemsBy 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 be featuring Pinetta Elementary School and Madison Academy. Students from Pinetta who were chosen include Molly Buchanan, Emily Minor, Cassidy Evans and Brianna Brooks. Students chosen from Madison Academy include Emily Parker, Savannah Curtis, Will Carpenter and Kersten Malone. Congratulations to all those recognized.Rep. Halsey Beshears Meets S.W.A.T. Team At Central School Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Lynette Norris, March 17, 2014The Madison County Central School S.W.A.T. Team (Students Working Against Tobacco) met with Rep. Beshears in the Media Center. Left to right are Michael Gibson, Kiara Kinsey (looking over Michael's shoulder), Alea Roberson, Ginger Oro, A.D. Kinsey (standing behind the sign) Esthe r Oro, Diante Mobley (behind Esther) and Betsy Rykard. Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Lynette Norris, March 17, 2014Rep. Halsey Beshears, visiting Madison County Central School for an update on their Students Working Against Tobacco (S.W.A.T.) team and partnerships with other Tobacco Free organizations in Madison County, chats with faculty member Lynn Brown. No Photocopies Accepted € Tickets are good for weekend of April 5-6 € Deadline To Enter March 31Name__________________________________________ Address________________________________________ ________________________________________ Phone Number___________________________________

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By Fran HuntGreene Publishing, Inc.The Aucilla Christian Academy varsity Lady Warriors hit the diamond against Rickards on March 7 and the Lady Warriors walloped Rickards, 150, in the four-inning no hitter. The Lady Warriors now stand 8-1 on the season. As a team, at the plate, the Lady Warriors had 32 plate appearances, 23 at bats, 11 hits, seven singles, one double, one triple, two homeruns, 12 RBIs, 15 runs, nine walks and one strikeout. Whitney Stevens had three plate appearances, three at bats, one hit, one double and two runs. Natalie Sorensen had two plate appearances, one at bat, one hit, one single and one walk. Ramsey Sullivan had three plate appearances, two at bats, one hit, one single, two runs and one walk. Kelly Horne had three plate appearances, two at bats, one run and one walk. Courtney Watts had two plate appearances, one at bat, one run and one walk. Payal Chaudhari had one plate appearances, one at bat and one strikeout. Abigail Morgan had four plate appearances, two at bats, two hits, one single, one triple, three RBIs, one run, one homerun and two walks. Elizabeth Hightower had four plate appearances, four at bats, three hits, one single, one triple, one homerun, ve RBIs and three runs. Monique Restrepo had one plate appearance, one run and one walk. Taylor Copeland had three plate appearances, two at bats and one walk. Stormie Roberts had one plate appearance, one at bat, one hit, one single, two RBIs and one run. Carly Joiner had two plate appearances, two at bats, one hit, one single and one run. Gaige Winchester had two plate appearances, one at bat, one hit, one single, two RBIs, two runs and one walk. On the eld, the Lady Warriors had 19 total chances, seven assists, 12 putouts and a elding percentage of 1.000. Stevens had two total chances, two assists and a elding percentage of 1.000. Emma Witmer had one total chance, one putout and a elding percentage of 1.000. Sullivan had six total chances, three assists, three putouts and a elding percentage of 1.000. Horne had two total chances, one assist, one putout and a elding percentage of 1.000. Watts had one total chance, one assist and a elding percentage of 1.000. Morgan had seven total chances, one assist, six putouts and a elding percentage of 1.000. Hightower had one total chance, one assist and a elding percentage of 1.000. Copeland had one total chance, one putout and a elding percentage of 1.000. On the mound, Stevens pitched four innings, gave up two walks, no hits and struck out ve batters.By Fran Hunt Greene Publishing, Inc.The Aucilla Christian Academy varsity Lady Warriors hit the diamond against FAMU on March 10 in a double header, and Aucilla blanked their opponent in both games, to now stand 10-1 on the season. In the rst game at 4 p.m., the Lady Warriors scalped their opponent for a 19-0 victory in the four-inning game, called due to the 10-run mercy rule. As a team, at the plate, the Lady Warriors had 37 plate appearances, 22 at bats, 11 hits, ve singles, four doubles, two triples, nine RBIs, 19 runs, 15 walks and three strikeouts. Whitney Stevens had four plate appearances, one at bat, one hit, one single, two runs and three walks. Emma Witmer had four plate appearances, three at bats, two hits, one double, one triple, three RBIs, one run, one walk and one strikeout. Natalie Sorensen had two plate appearances, two at bats, two hits, two doubles, two RBIs and two runs. Ramsey Sullivan had ve plate appearances, four at bats, one hit, one single, two runs and one walk. Kelly Horne had four plate appearances, two at bats, one hit, one single, one RBI, four runs and two walks. Courtney Watts had two plate appearances, one at bat, one run and one walk. Payal Chaudhari had two plate appearances, one at bat, one run, one walk and one strikeout. Abigail Morgan had four plate appearances, two at bats, one hit, one double, two RBIs, three runs and two walks. Monique Restrepo had four plate appearances, one at bat, one hit, one single, one run and three walks. Taylor Copeland had four plate appearances, three at bats, one hit, one triple, one RBI, two runs and one walk. Gaige Winchester had two plate appearances, two at bats, one hit, one single, one run and one strikeout. On the eld, the Lady Warriors had 14 total chances, two assists, 12 putouts and a elding percentage of 1.000. Stevens had one total chance, one assist and a elding percentage of 1.000. Witmer had 10 total chances, 10 putouts and a elding percentage of 1.000. Morgan had two total chances, two putouts and a elding percentage of 1.000. Winchester had one total chance, one assist and a elding percentage of 1.000. On the mound, Stevens pitched four innings, giving up no hits and striking out 10 batters. In the second game of the day, the Lady Warriors thrashed FAMU for a 16-0 victory in the three-inning game called due to the 10 run rule. As a team, at the plate, the Lady Warriors had 24 plate appearances, 17 at bats, 10 hits, eight singles, two doubles, seven RBIs, 16 runs, six walks and one strikeout. Stevens had three plate appearances, three at bats, two hits, one single, one double, two RBIs and two runs. Witmer had two plate appearances, two at bats, one hit, one single and one run. Sorensen had three plate appearances, three at bats, one hit, one RBI and two runs. Sullivan had three plate appearances, two at bats, one hit, one single, one run and one walk. Watts had two plate appearances, two runs and one walk. Morgan had three plate appearances, one at bat, one hit, one single, one RBI, three runs and two walks. Copeland had three plate appearances, two at bats, two hits, one single, one double, two RBIs, one run and one walk. Joiner had three plate appearances, two at bats, one hit, one single three runs and one walk. Winchester had two plate appearances, two at bats, one hit, one single, one RBI, one run and one strikeout. On the eld, the Lady Warriors had 10 total chances, one assist, no putouts and a elding percentage of 1.000 Witmer had seven total chances, seven putouts and a elding percentage of 1.000. Sullivan had one total chance, one assist and a elding percentage of 1.000. Copeland had one total chance, one putout and a elding percentage of 1.000. Joiner had one total chance, one putout and a elding percentage of 1.000. On the mound, Morgan pitched three innings, giving up one hit and striking out seven batters. www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, March 26, 2014Madison County Carrier € 11ASPORTS Cheerleading tryout are coming up. There are two meeting that must be attended. The mandatory pretryout meeting is April 4 at 4 p.m. in the MCHS gym. The JV and Varsity tryouts will take place April 14 17 from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the MCHS gym. If anyone has any questions they can contact Ruth Ann Latner at (850) 464-0236 by calling, texting and by email: ruth.latner@madisonmail.us. Madison County High School Tryouts Lady Warriors Win Double Header BlankingLady Warriors Wallop Rickards In No-Hitter MCHS Weightlifting Strive For StateBy Jessie Box Greene Publishing Inc.The Madison County High School weightlifting team is gearing up to try to make it to the State Championships this year. The Sub-sectional will be Thursday, March 27 to decide who will make it to the Sectionals April 9. According to Ben White, MCHS Weightlifting coach, there are several young men on the team who have a chance to go to state this year. Zack Sprenkle, 16, is a junior at MCHS. This is his third year lifting. He is in the Unlimited Weight Class and is the team captain. He qualified for the state championship last year but did not make it. Sprenkle has placed first in every meet this year including the Indian Invitational at Fort White High School, which is a meet of the top 18 weightlifting teams in the state. His highest total of the year is 725 pounds with a bench press of 410 pounds and a clean jerk of 315 pounds. "His work ethic is second to none and is an outstanding student in the classroom as well as outside the classroom," said Ben White, MCHS Weightlifting Coach. "It would give me a kind of sense that all this work I have been doing for three years is finally paying off," said Sprenkle about the possibility of making it to the state weightlifting championship. Tinarus "Tank" Irvine, 14, is a freshman and this is his first year weightlifting. He is in the 119-pound Weight Class and is the only one on the team in that class. He has placed first in five out of the six meets and placed third in the Indian Invitational. His highest total of the year is 360 pounds with a bench press of 200 pounds and a clean jerk of 160 pounds. "The reason why this kid is so special is because he is a freshman and has never lifted before and has dominated his weight classification," said White. "He has a very unique work ethic and is highly competitive." Marc Robinson, 17, is a junior and this is his third year weightlifting. He is in the 154-pound Weight Class. He has placed first in two meets this year and in the Top three in five out of six meets. His highest total of the year is 475 pounds with a bench press of 235 pounds and a clean jerk of 240 pounds. "I enjoy it," said Robinson when asked about weightlifting. "I like the competition and everything that involves weightlifting." According to White, Marc has his work cut out for him to qualify for the state championship meet but is working hard in the weight room to make that happen. Andrew Strom, 16, is a junior and is in his third year of weightlifting. He is in the 139pound Weight Class. Strom has placed first in four out of six meets. Strom loves the challenges and pressure that weightlifting offers. His highest total of the year was 410 pounds with a bench press of 205 pounds and a clean jerk of 205 pounds. Marc Robinson Andrew Strom Tinarus "TankŽ Irvine Zack Sprenkle

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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 MOBILE HOME FOR SALE FOR SALE FOR SALE WANTED FOR RENT HELP WANTED HELP WANTED Buy, Sell or Trade In The ClassiedsOne Mans Junk Is Another Mans Treasure -Call 973-4141 www.greenepublishing.com SERVICES Classifieds . . . . . .12A € Madison County Carrier Wednesday, March 26, 2014 FLORIDA PRESS SERVICES, INC. STATEWIDE CLASSIFIED PROGRAM STATEWIDE CLASSIFIED ADS FOR 3/24/2014 THROUGH 3/30/2014 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).3/26 rtn, n/cPageant and Prom Dresses For Sale:Size 3 children's white long dress, worn as ”ower girl dress, sequin/beadwork all on bodice, sequin/beadwork/ appliques on bottom, built-in crinoline. $50. Size 4 children's off white dress, worn as ”ower girl dress, lace work around bodice, pretty lace work at bottom, cap sleeves $25. Size 7-8 children's off white dress, worn as a ”ower girl dress, overlay of lace over entire dress, probably knee to calf length $25. Size 8 children's white, long dress, lace around neck with decorative bodice $25. Size 8 Teen Dress A fuchsia strapless gorgeous dress. The dress has gathers up the bodice and a sequined design down the left side and laces up half the back. There is also a train on this dress and a split up one leg. $200.Size 16 pre-teen size white long pageant gown, cap sleeves, white sequin work across entire bodice and sleeves $100. Size 10 Teen Dress A beautiful, elegant, ”owing emerald green dress. Has eye-catching beaded straps that criss cross in the back along with a beaded design in the front of the dress. Beautiful ”owing train. $200. Size 14 (child's size 14 but dress is for a teen division approximately 13-15) GORGEOUS lime green dress, strapless but with spaghetti straps that criss cross across the back, sequins spotted across the entire gown, built-in crinoline absolutely gorgeous. $250.Call Emerald Greene (850) 973-3497 Leave a message. 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. 386-362-1065.3/5 3/26, pd1/4 inch coat galvanized steel cable for sale .15 cent a foot. We have as much as you need. (850) 464-3041.3/12 rtn, n/cNewspaper Bundles For Sale $1 each Greene Publishing, Inc. 1695 S. SR 53 in Madison (850) 973-4141.3/12 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. $350/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. $200 OBO. Call 229-460-5296.3/21 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 MondayJust 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. House 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/c Pool Cleaning One time clean out and monthly services available. Call Karen (386) 984-2425.3/5 3/26, pd Queen Pillow Top Mattress and Box Set New, still in company plastic. $195 obo. (850) 596-6437.3/14 4/9, pdNorth Florida Community College, Madison Fl has the following positions available: Project Coordinator of Healthcare Information Program; Curriculum Developer for Automation Production Program: Faculty Position for Registered Nurse. See www.nfcc.edu for details.3/19, 3/26, cBusy medical practice looking for part-time medical assistance. Please send resume to 293 W Base Street Madison, Fl 32340.3/19, 3/26, c Auctions ONLINE ONLY AUCTION Buses, Tractor & Equipment & More for Sale! Ends April 3rd @ 7 p.m. Gulf Bay Auctions: 251-600-9595 or Visit GulfBayAuctions.com AU3301 For SPL Internal Use Method of Payment Comments: Satellite Prolink. Absolute Auction-2 log cabins, farmhouse, cottage, 20+/ -acres in Alabama overlooking Tennessee River, between Huntsville and Chattanooga,vacation rental history, April 1, 1:00 pm. Details Gtauctions.com 1.205.326.0833,Granger, Thagard & Assoc. Inc., Jack F Granger, #873. 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 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. 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 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. 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. YOU HAD A STROKE and now you have shoulder pain.We may have an option for you:Learn more about a clinical study to evaluate a potential treatment at: www.PainAfterStroke.com Call 1-800-269-0720. Real Estate Blue Ridge Mountain Log Cabin Sale! Only $84,900. New 1200sf ready to “nish log cabin on 1+ acres with spectacular views and private access to US National Forest. Excellent “nancing. Call now 1-866-952-5303, Ext 201. 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 888-260-0905 Ext. 17.Maintenance Person Convenience Store Group is seeking an experienced Maintenance person. Job will include pressure washing, painting and general maintenance of property to maintain excellent curb appeal. Electrical, plumbing and carpentry experience would be a plus. Competitive pay paid weekly, vacation, and the opportunity to join a progressive and fast growing company. For more speci“cs about the job description and location(s) call 352-494-7550. Apply on line at: fasttrackstores.com Location 410Apply as manager.3/21, 3/26 Wanted 5 lug 15 inch rim for Ford F150. (850) 661-6868.3/21, rtn, n/c AGRICULTURE Alberto Castanon, Valdosta, GA, is now hiring 150 temporary Farm Workers to work in Echols and Lowndes Counties, GA and Madison County, FL from 4/23/2014 to 11/25/2014. Hourly wage of $10.00 in GA or $10.26 in FL. Perform manual labor to plant, cultivate and harvest vegetables including bell peppers, hot peppers, cucumber, eggplant, yellow squash, and green squash. Requires bending, stooping, walking, and lifting and carrying up to 15 lbs over the shoulder repeatedly for long periods of time. Work outside in extremely hot (up to 100 degrees), humid, cold, and or/wet weather. Three months of farm work experience required. Three quarters of an average of 40 hrs./wk guaranteed. Tools, supplies, and equipment provided at no cost. Housing provided at no cost if outside commuting area. If applicable, transportation and subsistence expense to the job will be paid upon completion of 50% of the employment period, or earlier. Apply for this job at the nearest of“ce of the SWA in the state in which this ad appeared or contact the Valdosta Career Center,Georgia Department of Labor, 221 South Ashley Street, Valdosta, GA 31601, (229) 333-5211, JO# GA8161123.3/26, pd Drivers: Home EVERY Weekend, Dedicated Southern Lanes & OTR! All Miles PAID (Loaded & Empty)! Or Walk Away Lease: No Money Down, No Credit Check. 1-888-880-5916.3/26, pd uE’E mmE'E EEE EES oEEE ES EEEE EEEE EEE ES aaaRVWXYVYUUEzSEyES And there’s no better place than the newspaper. Call one of our representatives today. They can help you on the way to a great advertising plan. 973-4141(Fax) 973-4121P.O. Drawer 772 Madison, FL

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www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, March 26, 2014Madison County Carrier € 13A Deadline for Legals! Every Monday and Wednesday 3 p.m. ----Legals---3/19, 3/26, 4/2, 4/9 3/19, 3/26, 4/2, 4/9 3/19, 3/26 NOTICE There will be a Special Meeting of the Aucilla Area Solid Waste Administration on March 31, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. in the Board Room of the Aucilla Area Solid Waste Facility located at 1313 S.W. Greenville Hills Road Greenville, Florida. If you have any question please contact 850-948-4875.3/26 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS FOR A SPECIAL EXCEPTION USE The Madison County Planning & Zoning Board and Board of County Commissioners will hold public hearings in the County Commission Meeting Room, Courthouse Annex, 229 SW Pinckney Street, Madison, Florida. The “rst public hearing with the Planning & Zoning Board will be on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. or soon as the matter can be heard. The second public hearing with the Board of County Commissioners will be held on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 4:00 p.m., or soon as the matter can be heard, on the following application for Special Exception: APPLICATION: A request by James Johnston with Shutts & Bowen, LLP on behalf of Verizon Wireless, to be granted a Special Exception Use to permit a 260 foot Communication Tower for cellular service coverage on the following property: A portion of tax parcel ID#18-2S-08-0838-004-000 Said lands situate, lying and being in Madison County, Florida. A copy of the proposed site application is available for inspection by the public during normal business hours at the Madison County Courthouse Annex, Planning Department, Room 219, Madison, FL 32340. or you may contact Jeanne Bass, at (850) 973-3179 for additional information. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in meetings of the Board, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Tim Sanders, Clerk of Court, at Post Of“ce Box 237, Madison, Florida 32341, telephone: (850)973-1500, at least 48 hours prior to the meeting. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please call 1-800-955-8771. All interested parties may appear at the Public Hearing and be heard with respect to the above referenced application. Any persons wishing to appeal any decision made at the above referenced public hearing will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made.3/26 NOTICE OF INTENTION OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA TO CONSIDER AN EXCHANGE OF COUNTY PROPERTY FOR OTHER REAL PROPERTY _________________________________________________________________ NOTICE IS GIVEN of the intention of the Board of County Commissioners of Madison County, Florida, to consider a proposed resolution authorizing the exchange of certain real property owned by the County for other real property owned by a private party at the meeting of the Board which will be held as follows: DATE:April 9, 2014 TIME:9:00 a.m. PLACE:The Board of County Commissioners Meeting Room Room No. 107 Madison County Courthouse Annex 229 S.W. Pinckney Street Madison, Florida 32340 Terms of the Proposed Exchange 1.The County shall receive that certain parcel of real property located in Madison County, Florida and more particularly described as follows: A portion of Sections 8 and 17, Township 1 South, Range 10 East, Madison County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: BEGIN at an iron pipe marking the southwest corner of the Southeast Quarter (SE 1/4) of said Section 8; thence North 004637Ž West along the west line of said SE 1/4 a distance of 47.07 feet to the intersection of said west line with the northerly and westerly proposed right of way line of SE Balboa Drive (60 foot proposed right of way); thence along said right of way line the following courses: South 895049Ž East a distance of 1081.53 feet to the point of curvature of a circular curve to the left having a radius of 155.00 feet and a central angle of 911157Ž; thence along said curve an arc distance of 246.72 feet (Chord: North 443313Ž East, 221.48 feet) to the point of tangency of said curve; thence North 010246Ž West a distance of 1830.01 feet; thence North 003620Ž West a distance of 453.11 feet to the point of curvature of a circular curve to the right having a radius of 455.00 feet and a central angle of 450858Ž; thence along said curve an arc distance of 358.54 feet (Chord: North 215810Ž East, 349.34 feet) to the point of tangency of said curve; thence North 443239Ž East a distance of 748.82 feet; thence North 441635Ž East a distance of 814.24 feet to the point of curvature of a circular curve to the left having a radius of 395.00 feet and a central angle of 115648Ž; thence along said curve an arc distance of 82.36 feet (Chord: North 381811Ž East, 82.21 feet) to the intersection of said proposed right of way line with the north line of the Southeast Quarter (SE 1/4) of the Northeast Quarter (NE 1/4) of said Section 8; thence North 892121Ž East along said north line a distance of 69.64 feet to the intersection of said north line with the easterly and southerly proposed right of way line of SE Balboa Drive, said point lying on a non-tangent circular curve to the right having a radius of 455.00 feet and a central angle of 164329Ž; thence along said proposed curved right of way line an arc distance of 132.82 feet (Chord: South 355451Ž West, 132.34 feet) to the point of tangency of said curve; thence continuing along said proposed right of way line the following courses: South 441635Ž West a distance of 814.38 feet; thence South 443239Ž West a distance of 748.96 feet to the point of curvature of a circular curve to the left having a radius of 395.00 feet and a central angle of 194413Ž; thence along said curve an arc distance of 136.07 feet (Chord: South 344032Ž West, 135.40 feet) to the intersection of said proposed easterly right of way line with the south line of the Southeast Quarter (SE 1/4) of the Northeast Quarter (NE 1/4) of said Section 8; thence South 893914Ž West along said south line a distance of 38.22 feet to northeast corner of the West Half (W 1/2) of the Southeast Quarter (SE 1/4) of said Section 8; thence South 003620Ž East along the east line of said W 1/2 of SE 1/4 a distance of 2529.36 feet to the intersection of said east line with the southerly proposed right of way line of SE Balboa Drive, said point lying on a non-tangent circular curve to the right having a radius of 215.00 feet and a central angle of 695459Ž; thence along said proposed curved right of way line an arc distance of 262.36 feet (Chord: South 551142Ž West, 246.38 feet) to the point of tangency of said curve; thence North 895049Ž West a distance of 582.55 feet to the intersection of said proposed southerly right of way line with the westerly line of those lands described in O.R. Book 935, page 294 of the Public Records of Madison County, Florida; thence North 162414Ž East a distance of 17.64 feet to the northwest corner of said O.R. Book 935, page 294, said point lying on the south line of said Section 8; thence South 894152Ž West along said south line of Section 8 a distance of 503.17 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Containing 7.28 acres, more or less. SUBJECT TO existing county road right-of-way. Said lands situate, lying and being in Madison County, Florida. 2.The County shall give up that certain parcel of real property located in Madison County, Florida and more particularly described as follows: A portion of Sections 7 and 18, Township 1 South, Range 10 East, being a portion of the present right of way of SE Balboa Drive, being more particularly described as follows: COMMENCE at a concrete monument marking the northeast corner of the Southwest Quarter (SW 1/4) of Northeast Quarter (NE 1/4) of said Section 18; thence South 892746Ž West a distance of 302.61 feet; thence along the right of way line of said SE Balboa Drive the following courses: North 000025Ž West a distance of 148.80 feet; thence South 895935Ž West a distance of 60.00 feet; thence South 000025Ž East a distance of 114.83 feet; thence South 891954Ž West a distance of 1901.89 feet to the intersection of the northerly right of way line of SE Balboa Drive with the easterly right of way line of State Road 53, said point marking the POINT OF BEGINNING of the following described parcel; thence North 891954Ž East along the northerly right of way line of SE Balboa Drive a distance of 265.02 feet; thence leaving said northerly right of way line South 735406Ž West a distance of 229.91 feet to said easterly right of way line of State Road 53; thence North 360119Ž West along said right of way line a distance of 75.00 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Containing 0.186 acres, more or less. Said lands situate, lying and being in Madison County, Florida. 3.No money shall be paid or received by the County except that the County shall pay for all costs of the exchange including, without limitation, closing costs, recording costs, documentary stamp taxes. The proposed resolution may be considered by the Board at any time during the above meeting. The proposed resolution may be inspected by the public during regular business hours at the of“ce of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Madison County, Florida, in the Madison County Courthouse, Madison, Florida. All interested parties may appear at the above meeting and be heard with respect to the proposed resolution. The proposed resolution may be modi“ed at the above meeting. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in such meeting, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Tim Sanders, Clerk of Court, at Post Of“ce Box 237, Madison, Florida 32341, telephone:(850) 973-1500, at least 3 working days prior to the meeting date; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at such meeting he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. DATED on March 12, 2014. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: /s/ Tim Sanders Tim Sanders, Clerk3/26, 4/2

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www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, March 26, 2014 14A € Madison County CarrierFARM/OUTDOORS FWC Seeks Public Input On Deer Management In North, Central FloridaThe Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) seeks input and invites the public to a series of meetings starting April 1 on deer management in hunting zones B and C in north and central Florida. The FWC is in the process of establishing deer management units (DMUs) throughout the state. DMUs are intended to allow the FWC more exibility with deer management based upon deer populations, habitat conditions and public preference within each of the units. All meetings are from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the following locations and dates: Chieand Tuesday, April 1, at the Tommy Usher Community Center, 506 SW 4th Ave. Monticello Thurs day, April 3, at the Monticello Opera House, 185 W. Washington St. Sebring Monday, April 7, at Chateau Elan, 150 Midway Drive. Lakeland Tuesday, April 8, at the Ramada Lakeland Hotel and Conference Center, 3260 U.S. Highway 98 N. Tampa Wednesday, April 9, at the Southwest Florida Water Management District, Tampa Governing Board Room, 7601 U.S. Hwy. 301 N. Lake City Monday, April 21, at the Holiday Inn Lake City, 213 SW Commerce Drive. DeLand Wednesday, April 23, at First Baptist Church of DeLand, 725 N. Woodland Blvd. Vero Beach Thurs day, April 24, at Bethel Creek House, 4405 Hwy. A1A. At the meetings, plans for using DMUs will be explained and all participants will have an opportunity to provide input. The FWC seeks public preferences on deer management options such as the size of the population, greater antler regulations, bag limits, antlerless deer days and other deer-related issues. Following the public meetings, four technical assistance groups will be formed, made up of members of the public. These groups will meet and work to create goals and objectives for deer management in their respective DMUs. Anyone interested in being on one of these groups will get the opportunity to apply. For those who cannot attend any of the meetings, there will be followup opportunities to participate in a webinar and to view an online presentation where comments may be submitted. Information on all of this will be available soon at MyFWC.com/Deer. More information about the proposed DMUs, technical assistance groups and a meeting agenda is at MyFWC.com/Deer. Also, results and a nal report from previous such meetings that took place in the Panhandle and South Florida can be found there. For more information, contact Cory Morea at 850-617-9487 or Christine Denny at 352-327-3269.Meetings To Be Held Locally In Monticello & Lake City-Florida Farm Bureau Women Attend State Annual Womens ConferenceThe Madison County Farm Bureau was well represented at the Annual State Women's Conference which was held recently in Daytona Beach, Florida. This Annual Meeting is held each year as a Leadership venue for over 100 Farm Bureau Women from all over the state. Madison County Farm Bureau had seven ladies to attend this year. A certain highlight of this year's event was a Farm Tour of several Volusia county agricultural operations. One stop was a huge fernery and a really good tour stop was an orchid and rare plant nursery. The largest farm stop was at a huge horse farm. During the meeting part of the event, the ladies heard speakers talk about all the "Misinformation" that is being placed in the national media about animal agriculture and what they can do to work with local and state media to combat this misinformation. Madison County Farm Bureau has always been extremely involved with the State Women's Program in Farm Bureau. Photo SubmittedThe Madison County Farm Bureau was well represented at the Annual State Womens Conference. Pictured left to right: Lacey Hudson, Ginny Paarlberg, Brenda Pitts, Rosemary Haire, Jennifer Greene, Maria Greene & Lindsey Lawson.

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2B € Madison County Carrier € Wednesday, March 26, 2014 Path of Faith By Jacob Bembry Greene Publishing, Inc. The building located at 1376 SW Grand Street in Greenville doesn't look like a church; it looks like an old converted store front. Other ministries have been birthed out of storefronts, though. A pastor named John O'Steen began preaching in an old feed store in Houston, Texas. That church became a mega church before Pastor O'Steen died. While the building doesn't look like a church, one need only walk inside to experience that it is. The ministry of Renewed Life Outreach Center represents a homecoming of sorts for its pastor, Chris Peterson. Pastor Chris was called into the ministry at the young age of 21, just a year after he had been saved at the age of 20 in Aug. 1992. He began teaching the adult Sunday School class at the now abandoned Church of God in Greenville. The building stands as a sentinel on the eastern outskirts of the town, but it has sent people like Pastor Chris and his brother, John Peterson, into the world to proclaim the saving power of the blood of Jesus Christ. Others have gone to other countries, like Walter Davis, former pastor, and his wife, Carla. Pastor Chris began minstering where he found people he could proclaim the goodness of Christ to. He ministered in jails and in prisons and in the streets. When he was called to preach at a church, he would go minister there. In 2000, Chris was called to an evangelistic meeting at Abundant Life Church in Lloyd. He became the associate pastor, and after the pastor left, he became the senior pastor. Years later, Pastor Chris felt God calling him to another place and he began evangelizing. He went to seminary in Tallahassee and finished his bachelor's degree in ministry. He even got to teach at the college, because of his life experience as a minister. Chris felt God beckoning him to do something else in ministry. He said God wanted him and his family to do something closer to where they were. Greenville was the answer and in one weekend, he had secured the building at 1376 SW Grand Street for the church. The first Sunday at the church – Sept. 23, 2012 – the service had only five people. Those five people were he, his wife, his two sons and his nephew. Since then, the church has grown, sometimes having 60 people in attendance. Vanessa Unglaub, a member of the church, said that Pastor Chris has been very dear to her and her husband. “He has been a true brother to me,” she said. “I have learned to 'put feet' to the gospel I know in my heart. He has taught me how to be a 'true disciple.'” Renewed Life Outreach Center is a nondenominational church but Unglaub said there are a few there who would say they are “Pentecostal in our blood.” Unglaub said the services at the church begin with spiritfilled worship and then a powerful message from the pastor. Saturated with Scriptures and animated with his own personal stories, the sermons are followed by a powerful prayer, which Pastor Chris prays with full conviction, expecting God to answer. One of the outreaches that the church has planned for the town that it calls home is a service at Haffye Hays Park on Saturday, April 26. The crowd will also be fed that day and the church is expecting to feed approximately 500 people, maybe more. Desmond Roberson will lead the worship music for the event and Pastor Chris will preach to those in attendance. Sunday morning services begin at Renewed Life Outreach Center at 11 a.m. On Tuesday evenings, beginning at 7 p.m., there is a prayer meeting. A women's meeting is held at the church every third Monday of the month at 7 p.m. Pastor Chris, his wife, Jerri, and their two sons, Micah and Jeremiah, are happy to be serving at Renewed Life Outreach Center and are looking to expand, as they are looking at a larger building to hold services in. “We're just putting one foot in front of the other,” Chris said, saying they were moving forward.Church Hopes To Reach Out And Give Greenville Renewed Life Photo submittedPastor Chris Peterson and his wife, Jerri, welcome everyone to attend Renewed Life Outreach Center in Greenville. Photo SubmittedRenewed Life Outreach Center serves spiritual needs in Greenville.

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Madison County Carrier € Wednesday, March 26, 2014 € 3B Path of Faith Photo submittedBishop Mike Carson, seat left is shown with his wife, Angie, and sons, Joshua, standing left, and Jonah. He is the guest speaker at a revival at Midway Church of God and will speak at Shiloh M.B. Church's Holy Week service. Familiar Face To Lead Revival And To Speak At Holy Week Service By Jacob Bembry Greene Publishing, Inc. When the people at Midway Church of God look at the podium during revival this week, they will see a face that has become familiar to them and many people in Madison and Suwannee Counties over the past 12 years. They will see a tenacious minister who peppers his messages with humor and seems to preach Heaven down. They will see a family man, who is fiercely loyal to his wife of 28 years, Angie, and sons, Joshua True, 19, and Jonah Blue, 13. They will look and know that they see a man of God, who is their friend and not afraid to share what God has laid on his heart. Bishop Mike Carson will also be speaking at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church during their Holy Week service on Tuesday, April 15. He is the kind of minister who can cross the racial divide and be as welcome in an African American church, as well as a white church. He used to pastor a predominantly black church in Atlanta, Ga., and was one of only five white graduates in his class from the now defunct Havana Northside High School in Gadsden County. Bishop Carson is usually stuck in one speed when he is preaching and that speed is wide open. He is dedicated to seeing souls saved and people healed. The first church he pastored was Evangel Worship Center in Marianna. From there, he went to Telogia Assembly of God, before going into Georgia and pastoring Zion Grove Assembly of God and Ellenwood Assembly of God. He next became a youth pastor at Living Waters Church of God in Ocala, the third largest Church of God in Florida. He then began an evangelistic career and under the tutelage of Pastor Fred Watson at Live Oak Church of God and Pastor Retis Flowers of Midway Church of God, he became a fixture every year for revivals in the area. He became the state evangelist for the Church of God in Tennessee. Soon, Bishop Carson felt he was being called back into the pastoral ministry and answered the call at Lafayette Church of God in Lafayette, Tenn. The church grew by leaps and bounds under his ministry as God poured out his blessings upon the congregation. The state of Florida began calling his name again, though, and he returned home to be close to his parents and to become the pastor at Dowling Park Church of God. Since his arrival, the church, which had almost shut its doors, has begun to grow with services held Sunday mornings and youth services on Tuesday and Family Training Hour on Wednesday. Bishop Carson is also leading the church in outreach ministry. The church has an emergency food pantry which he hopes to see grow into a place where food can be distributed at least once a month to more members of the community. The church is also holding an Easter egg hunt the Saturday before Easter and they hope to have over 100 children attend. “We are looking to bring healing by using the three Rs,” he said. “We've adopted this from the Church of God's Vital Initiative. The three Rs are to Revalue our community, Reclaim our community and Revive our community.” The revival at Midway Church of God will run Wednesday through Friday with services beginning at 7 p.m. each evening. Everyone is welcome.

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By Jacob Bembry Greene Publishing, Inc. A few years ago, Bryan Phillips worked in a job where he had the privilege of saving lives; he was an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) for Madison County EMS. Still, he found himself unsatisfied with his career. Something bigger, something stronger kept tugging at his heart. One day, he went home and told his parents, Henry and Susan Phillips, that he was going to enter the ministry. Bryan enrolled at the Baptist College of Florida in Graceville, where he graduated in May 2012. It was there that he met his wife, April. It was also in West Florida that he became a pastor for the first time, as he became the youth pastor at Piney Road Baptist Church in Cottondale in August 2010. Bryan had spoken at Faith Baptist Church in Madison in February. The church was diligently seeking a pastor to replace the former one, Rev. Delbert Redditt, who now pastors as the First Baptist Church of Bratt, just north of Pensacola on the Florida-Alabama line. Shortly afterward, Faith Baptist called Bryan and April Phillips to come serve at their church, with Bryan as pastor. These days, the young Phillips is no longer responsible for saving lives; he is responsible for telling others how their souls can be saved through knowing Jesus Christ. Bryan said that he and April are excited about the opportunity to serve the church and the Madison community. The newly elected pastor said that, while his wife was nervous at first about the move to Madison, because she had grown up in a city, she is happy with the move now. He said that it affords him the opportunity to help out with any labor on his family farm in Lee that may be needed and he gets to see many familiar faces. “We're committed to seeing the church ministry grow,” Bryan said. After serving his last Sunday in Cottondale, Bryan preached his first sermon as the pastor of Faith Baptist Church on Sunday, March 16. He said that the Faith Baptist Church had welcomed he and his wife with open arms. “They have been very loving and enthusiastic,” he said. “They are very committed to seeing the church's ministry grow.” If anyone does not have a home church and is looking for one to attend, they may want to drop in at Faith Baptist, located at 1135 East US 90 in Madison. For any others wishing to hear Bryan Phillips speak, he will be the guest speaker at the Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church Holy Week service on Thursday, April 17. Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church is located at 518 Dade Street in Madison. Madison County Carrier € Wednesday, March 26, 2014 € 5B Path of Faith Faith Baptist Church Welcomes Bryan Phillips As New Pastor Photo submittedRev. Bryan Phillips and his wife, April, are excited about the opportunity to serve at Faith Baptist Church, where Bryan preached his first sermon as pastor on March 16. Cherry Lake Baptist Church Revival Services SetBy Jacob Bembry Greene Publishing, Inc. Revival: “An awakening, in a church or community, of interest in and care for matters relating to personal religion.” – Dictionary.com Folks in Cherry Lake prepare for the awakening as revival services begin at Cherry Lake First Baptist Church on Sunday evening, April 13, at 6 p.m. Each evening will feature different musicians and different speakers, bringing the Good News of Jesus Christ to a congregation hungry to hear the Word. The Monday through Wednesday evening services begin at 7 p.m., each night, Monday, April 14-Wednesday, April 16. Cherry Lake First Baptist Church is located at 175 NE Cherry Lake Circle in Cherry Lake. Everyone is invited to attend and worship with the congregation at Cherry Lake First Baptist Church. Dr. Murrell Bennett is the pastor.

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Path of Faith 6B € Madison County Carrier € Wednesday, March 26, 2014 Church Calendar March 26-28Bishop Mike Carson, pastor of Dowling Park Church of God, will be the guest speaker at revival services March 26-28 at Midway Church of God. Services begin at 7 p.m. each evening. Everyone is welcome to attend and be revived at Midway Church of God, located at 2849 SE Midway Church Road, just off County Road 255, south of Interstate 10, Exit 262, and off Highway 53 South, south of I10, exit 255. March 30The Lighthouse Children's Home Choir will be the guest singers and Rev. Joshua Wynn, pastor of Philadelphia Baptist Church in Suwannee County, will be the guest speaker at the Sirmans Baptist Church homecoming on Sunday, March 30. Service begins at 10:30 a.m. A fellowship dinner on the grounds will follow the morning service. Everyone is welcome. Sirmans Baptist Church is located at 168 SW Sirmans Church Way, south of Greenville, off Highway 221, south of Interstate 10, exit 241. April 13The Lighthouse Children's Home Choir will perform a gospel concert at Renewed Life Outreach Center in Greenville on Sunday morning, April 13, at 11 a.m. Renewed Life Outreach Center is located at 1376 Grand Street. A love offering will be accepted for the Lighthouse Children's Home. A fellowship dinner will immediately follow the service. Everyone is welcome. April 13-16Cherry Lake Baptist Church will hold revival services beginning Sunday evening, April 13, at 6 p.m. Services for Monday, April 14, through Wednesday, April 16, will begin at 7 p.m. There will be special music and guest speakers each evening. Everyone is welcome to attend. Dr. Murrell Bennett is the pastor. April 14Rev. Steve McHargue, of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, will be the guest speaker at the Holy Week Service to be held Monday, April 14, at Grace Presbyterian Church, located at 668 North Washington Street in Madison. A lunch will be served following the service. April 14-18Churches in the western part of Madison County will hold Holy Week services as well as a meal, beginning at 6:30 p.m., each evening. The nights for each church and the speakers have not been announced yet, but churches participating are Greenville Baptist, St. John's Baptist, Sirmans Baptist, New Home Baptist and Hopewell Baptist. If anyone needs any information or would like to volunteer to help with duties, such as cooking, please call Jimmy Fletcher, pastor of Sirmans Baptist, at (850) 869-0269.April 15Bishop Mike Carson, of Dowling Park Church of God, will be the guest speaker for the Holy Week service to be held Tuesday, April 15, at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, located at 221 SW Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive in Madison. Rev. Marcus Hawkins is the church's pastor. A lunch will be served following the service.

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The cry "Behold, the Bridegroom Cometh" is ringing throughout the world today. The urgency of this cry is being broadcast on the radio, television and various internet media. Even though this cry is carried throughout the world, and many people are hearing it, still a very large majority of those are out shopping for the "right religion;" one that will satisfy their desire to be religious, soothe their conscience, and scratch their “itching” ears. (Matt. 25:10; 2 Tim 4:3-4) In Matthew 25, Jesus spoke of those not prepared for the coming of the Bridegroom or the Marriage Supper and made it clear that they were lacking in their preparation. They did not have enough oil in their vessels, and while they “shopped," the Bridegroom came and it was too late for them because “the door was shut.” (Matt. 25:1-8-10) They were grievously disappointed when they were turned away. (Matt. 25:11-12) After their rejection, He linked this directly to those who may not be prepared for His Second Coming by offering a warning: "Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh." (Matt. 25:13) Again, when the Bridegroom returns, it will be sudden and unexpected as a thief. (1 Thess. 5:2; Rev. 3:3; Rev. 16:15) For the second time, Jesus stressed the consequences for not preparing for His coming. He said, "24Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able. 25When once the master of the house is risen up, and hath shut to the door, and ye begin to stand without, and to knock at the door, saying, Lord, Lord, open unto us; and he shall answer and say unto you, I know you not whence ye are: 26Then shall ye begin to say, We have eatenand drunk in thy presence, and thou hast taught in our streets. 27But he shall say, I tell you, I know you not whence ye are; depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity." (Luke 13:24-27) We would do well to heed the words of the Apostle John as he encouraged his readers, “And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming.” (1 John 2:28) At the minimum there are five things that a believer must do in order to prepare for the returning of Jesus. 1. Be Ready – “Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.” ( Matt. 24:44) Whatever it takes to get ready, do it immediately for He could come at any hour. 2. Be Watching – “Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is.” (Mark 13:33; Luke 12:36-40; 21:36) Be sober and clear minded about the Scriptures so no one can deceive you or take your crown. (Rev. 3:11) 3. Take Heed – (meaning: “to hold the mind towards, i.e. pay attention to, be cautious about, apply oneself to, adhere to”) Luke 21:34 "And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares." That day will come as a Snare (Something hidden from view) Luke 21:35 For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth." Keep (Guard) thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life." (Prov. 4:23) 4. Be Looking – Heb 9:28 So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation." 5. Be Praying – Luke 21:36 Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man." If we don’t pray, we will stay! Madison County Carrier € Wednesday, March 26, 2014€ 7B Path of Faith Cal U Toda! Call us today to chat with one of our Metal Roof Specialists and “nd out how a Premium Metal Roof will not only add incredible curb appeal to your project, but will also help you save BIG on your next energy bill! 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Those who have tickets know already, but those who may be planning to go to the Woman's Club Fashion Show next month need to know that the date is Thursday, April 10, rather than Saturday April 12 as originally reported. The show does start at noon, and does include a delicious chicken salad luncheon. Those who still need to get tickets (they're $25) can still contact Dale Sowell at (850) 973-6576, or see any member of the Woman's Club. Just remember, it's Thursday, April 10, and you still need to purchase your ticket by April 1. Wed. March 26, 2014VOL. 50 NO. 32 www.greenepublishing.com 50 cents Index2 Sections, 22 Pages Local WeatherViewpoints 2A Around Madison 3-5,8A,14A Health 6-7A School 10A Sports 11A Classieds 12A Legals 13A Path of Faith Section B F l o r i d a F a r m B u r e a u W o m e n A t t e n d S t a t e A n n u a l W o m e n s C o n f e r e n c e S e e P a g e 1 4 A Central School Will Soon Have A Golf CartBy Lynette NorrisGreene Publishing, Inc.The campus of Madison County Central School is a large and sprawling place, surrounding an inner courtyard so huge it has housed school carnivals and festivals in the past, complete with several bounce houses, all without the least bit of feeling crowded or scrunched together. All that space and room to move about does come with a downside, however, and that is if Point A and Point B are at opposite ends of the campus, getting from one to the other will be a bit of a hike, and if one must get there quickly, it's a very long run. That was why members of the nursing staff at MCCS went before the school board a few months ago requesting permission for the school to purchase a golf cart that could quickly navigate the large space. The nurses' station is located near the front ofce of the school, and the nursing staff was concerned that if a child was injured or became too ill to walk in a distant classroom or playFirefighters Receive Letters Of CommendationGreene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Rose Klein, March 18, 2014Police Captain Willie McGhee, presents Letters of Commendation to Fireghter Matt LaMendola (left) and Lieutenant Juan Jimenez (right) for their actions in assisting Madison police ofcer Cpl. Jeffery Rosenberg with the arrest of a shoplifter described as a career criminal. Robin Riley Explains Health Care Changes For School Board By Lynette NorrisGreene Publishing, Inc.County Agent of Record and Health Care Liaison Robin Riley, of Brown & Brown Public Risk Insurance Agency, addressed the school board at their March 18 meeting to explain some of the changes arising from health care reform, and how those changes would affect the district and its employees. In discussing what employers needed to know, Riley summed up the two main requirements of any benets plan the district might offer as: 1) it must be deemed valuable, meaning that it must cover at least 60 percent of eligible costs and 2) it must be affordable, meaning that the premiums cannot exceed nine-pointve percent of the employee's wages. Penalties for employers who don't offer health care plans at all would amount to $2000 per employee, excluding the rst thirty employees. If the district did offer a health care plan, but said plan did not meet one or both of the aforementioned requirements, the penalties increased to $3000 per employee, excluding the rst thirty employees. Attorney Tommy Reeves questioned Riley on that point, that offering an unacceptable plan would be more costly than offering no plan at all, something that didn't seem to make sense at rst glance; Riley conrmed that he had understood correctly. Since the Madison school district employs about 400 people, the penalties for no plan at all would amount to around $750,000, and the penalties for a plan deemed unacceptable would mount up to about $1,110,000. Furthermore, the penalties would not be tax-deductible for the district. In addition to covering the full-time employees, the district had to offer coverage to part-time employees who work 30 hours or more a week. Financial Director Ray Grifn, pointed out the need to look especially at substitute teachers and other part-timers who might meet or exceed 30 hours a week, or, since the district pays monthly, 150 hours per month, but with computerized records acting as an electronic time-clock, it should not be difcult to keep track of hours. It would mean that whoever was in charge of calling in substitutes for the schools made sure to check that record and see who was getting close to the limit and who still had enough allowable time to cover a full day, halfday, or whatever was needed. However, when it came to school bus drivers, Madison County is something of an anomaly in that it offers coverage to its bus drivers, most of whom barely make 20 hours per week, according to Human Resources Director Willie Williams. While Riley's presentation left the school board a lot to think about, board member VeEtta Hagan found a bright spot, saying that limiting the hours that substitute teachers could work, might mean that the district would use all the substitutes, instead of just the same few over and over again. We certify these people and say they're qualied, then we don't use them, she said. Maybe this will spread out the calls a little better.Correction: Wrong Bus StopThe story in the March 21, 2014 edition of the Madison Enterprise-Recorderinadvertently left out a word. The part of the sentence reading not the rst time the school had lost track of a child should have said not the rst time the school system had lost track of a child. Pinetta Elementary was not singled out, and the transportation department assumes responsibility for students once they board the school buses. We regret the error.Fashion Show Date CorrectionM C H S A l u m n i O u s t e d F r o m N o l e s By Fran Hunt Greene Publishing, Inc.Madison County High School alumni, class of 2013, Ira Lee Denson, Jr., 18, was permanently ousted from the Florida State University (FSU) Seminoles football team, following his arrest in Tallahassee last week. The Tallahassee Police Department (TPD) arrested Denson on March 18 and charged him with illegal use of a credit card and petit theft. Following Densons arrest, FSU Head Football Coach Jimbo Fisher stated that the offensive lineman would not be allowed back on the team. He further added that Denson had not been on the team since last December. Recapping the case, On December 20, 2013, Delmarrick Mario Pender contacted the TPD to report the theft and fraudulent use of his Bank America Visa card. He indicated that the card had been stolen from the locker room at FSU. He stated that the card had been used three times on December 19 summing up to $501.36, and had been used without his permission. One of the three purchases was made at Champs, so TPD investigators obtained the stores surveillance video. The video showed several black males entering the store together. Two of the individuals were later identied as Shaquille Walden and Denson. The video showed Walden pick up a red shoebox, walk to the sales counter, and pay a total of $134.36, using Penders credit card. Denson was seen standing next to Walden during the purchase. Denson came to Ira Lee Denson See Ousted On Page 3A MCSO Gets Marijuana Off The StreetBy Jessie R. Box Greene Publishing, Inc. Madison County Sheriffs Ofce Drug Task Force and deputies of the Patrol Division arrested a man for possession of marijuana with the intent to manufacture, sell and deliver and a woman for operating a motor vehicle with a cancelled, suspended or revoked drivers license and having an illegal license plate after stopping a vehicle for a trafc violation, Thursday March 20 at 8:05 p.m. on Range Street. According to the MCSO report, a male subject immediately exited the driver seat and was identied as John Skye Taylor Thomas, 22, of Valdosta, Ga. Deputies noted that the vehicle was being driven by a female just prior to the stop and determined that Thomas had changed places with the driver, later identied as Kayla Danielle Williams, 20, of Lake Park, Ga. While discussing the trafc offenses with Thomas and Williams, investigators and deputies detected the odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. Investigators conducted a probable cause search of the vehicle and located a large zip lock bag containing loose marijuana and 22 individual bags also containing marijuana concealed inside the vehicle. Thomas and Williams were arrested without incident. Thomas was charged with possession of a controlled substance with the intent to manufacture, sell and deliver. Williams was charged with having an illegal license plate and operating a motor vehicle with a cancelled, suspended or revoked drivers license. Kayla Williams John Thomas See Central School On Page 3ACongressional Happenings In Washington D.C.During Week Of March 17Following are noteworthy Congressional happenings during the week of March 17-21, as reported by the NWYC Congressional Review & Preview Report. J o b l e s s A i d : A bipartisan group of senators reached agreement on a ve-month extension of expanded jobless aid that appears to be headed toward passage later this month. The measure would resume the unemployment benets that expired at the end of 2013 and provide retroactive payments to those whose benets were cut off. The ve-month extension carries an estimated cost of about $9.7 billion that would be offset by spending cuts or revenue raising measures. The new agreement provides several offsets that enjoy bipartisan support, including an extension of customs user fees through Fiscal Year 2024 and two pension-related offsets. S G R R e p e a l a n d M e d i c a r e P r o v i d e r P a y m e n t A c t D o c F i x : This Housepassed bill would replace the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula that determines the annual updates to payment rates for physicians services in Medicare. The Congressional Budget Ofce estimates that enacting the bill will increase direct spending by about $138 billion over a 10-year period. C h i l d c a r e P r o t e c t i o n L a w : This Senatepassed measure calls for criminal background checks for all who work around children. W a t e r R i g h t s P r o t e c t i o n A c t : Passed by the House, this bill is designed to protect private property rights from what the GOP sponsors say are recent federal overreach actions. Supporters of the bill argue it would stop the government from taking water supplies from recreation businesses and demanding that citizens and business-See Happenings On Page 3A

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www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, March 26, 2014 Madison County Carrier 3A AROUNDMADISONCOUNTYWorld NewsBy Rose Klein Established 1964 A weekly newspaper [USPS 324 800] designed for the express reading pleasure of the people of its circulation area, be they past, present or future residents. Published weekly by Greene Publishing Inc. 1695 South SR 53, Madison, FL 32340. Periodicals postage PAID at the Post Ofce in Madison, FL 32340. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to MADISON COUNTY CARRIER, P.O. Drawer 772, Madison, FL 32341-0772. This newspaper reserves the right to reject any advertisement, news matter, or subscriptions that, in the opinion of the management, will not be for the best interest of the county and/or the owners of this newspaper, and to investigate any advertisement submitted.All photos given to Greene Publishing Inc. for publication in this newspaper must be picked up no later than 6 months from the date they are dropped off. Greene Publishing, Inc. will not be responsible for photos beyond said deadline. P.O. Drawer 772 Madison, FL 32341 (850) 973-4141 Fax: (850) 973-4121 2013E-mail Information:News news@greenepublishing.comAdvertisement ads@greenepublishing.comClassifieds / Legals classifieds@greenepublishing.comWeb Site: www.greenepublishing.com PublisherEmerald GreenePath Of Faith WriterJacob BembryStaff WritersLynette Norris, Rose Klein, Jessie BoxGraphic DesignersTori Self Hunter GreeneAdvertising Sales RepresentativesJeanette Dunn, Shanna SwopeBookkeeping Brooke Kinsley Classified and Legal AdsCheltsie KinsleyDeadline for classieds is Monday at 3 p.m.Deadline for legal advertisements is Monday at 5 p.m. There will be a $7 charge for affidavits.Circulation DepartmentSheree MillerSubscription Rates:In-County $35 Out-of-County $45 E-Edition $25 ($5 add on to existing subscription) (State & local taxes included) Senior Arrested At Golden Corral For Food Fight In Wilkesboro, N.C., a 64-year-old woman was charged with two counts of assault and battery after allegedly starting a food fight at the local Golden Corral. According to police, Polly Richards started a fight with 69-yearold Linwood Moore after he cut in line ahead of her while she was getting her drink. Witnesses observed Richards curse Moore, grab his shirt, shove him against a wall and slap him. Also during the scuffle, Richards allegedly threw a plate that cracked 62-year-old Fay Cardwell in the leg, causing swelling on her shin and knee. While being placed under arrest, Richards told police, Just take me to the [expletive] jail then.Father Of Arrested Daughter Clubs Cars On Jail LotIn De Funiak Springs, a father who was frustrated with how long it was taking to release his daughter from jail allegedly began striking parked cars with a golf club, including one marked patrol car, outside the county jail. Phillip Tidwell, 47, of Tenn., was caught on video using the golf club to damage the parked cars and was arrested on a charge of criminal damage to property. Tidwells 20-yearold daughter had been arrested earlier in the day on a charge of possessing an alcoholic beverage. Tidwell allegedly caused more than $1,600 in damage to the cars he clubbed. Golfer Wipes Blood From Ball After Hitting Woman In Head To Continue Game In Austin, Texas, a woman says a golf ball hit her in the head while celebrating her birthday at a backyard party. Maureen Percenti said she was knocked out by the impact and when golfer, Craig Rooker showed up looking for his ball, Percentis son-in-law told Rooker his ball had hit Percenti in the head and directed him to the ball. The son-in-law said Rooker wiped off the blood-covered ball and continued playing his game. Percenti says she now suffers from neck pain, headaches and memory loss as a result and has filed a lawsuit against Rooker and the Grey Rock Golf Course. Central School Cont. From Page 1Aarea, it would be difcult to get the child to the nurse' s station. The little ones could be carried, if necessary, but the Central School goes all the way up to the eighth grade, and some of the older students are nearly as tall and heavy as the faculty and staff members. Then, too, things sometimes happen that require the immediate presence and quick intervention of the principal or other school administrator. At a previous school board meeting, the district's nancial director, Ray Grifn, had submitted selections from three companies, ranging from $2500 to about $3100. At the March 18 meeting, he went over the selections again, explaining the options as far as warranty and maintenance agreements that came with each one. The money for the purchase was in the school's discretionary budget. Superintendent Doug Brown reminded everyone that even though the golf cart would give the principal and other staff/faculty quick access to any point of the campus when they needed, the original request had come from the nursing staff, and it was the nurses who would be the rst users. The board approved the purchase 41, with VeEtta Hagan casting the dissenting vote, explaining that she opposed the purchase of only one golf cart; a school that large should have at least two, she said. Happenings Cont. From Page 1Aes turn over their privately owned water in order to qualify for a federal permit or lease. Student Loans: These White House proposed regulations would apply to for-profit colleges and come after a federal court overturned a previous like effort. The move is expected to incite a critical response from congressional Republicans who say the gainful employment regulations, which would withhold federal funding from for-prot colleges that are not adequately preparing students for well-paying jobs, would limit educational opportunities for students who are seeking knowledge in a desired eld but are not preparing for a career. Measure Asks President to Enforce Law: The House passed two measures calling for the Obama administration to enforce the laws of the land. The Faithful Execution of the Law Act and ENFORCE the Law Act of 2014 would allow legislators to take agency ofcials to court if the latter doesn't enforce laws. The two measures supporters say the President has repeatedly declined to fully enforce laws, pointing to immigration, welfare, environmental and education as areas where the administration has allegedly enforced the law selectively. Flood Insurance: This Senate-passed bipartisan bill aims to protect Americans from potentially unaffordable increases in the cost of federal ood insurance. The measure would limit annual increases to no more than 18 percent. It next goes to the President for a signature. Military Sexual Assault Prosecutions: Senators nished work on reforming the militarys practices for reporting and prosecuting sexual assaults within its ranks. The bill would amend the National Defense Authorization Act for scal year 2014, requiring special victims counsels in sexual assault cases and forbidding the use of a defendants military records in defense arguments. The bill also would require evaluations of whether commanding ofcers have established a climate in which allegations of sexual assault are properly managed and fairly evaluated and victims can report criminal activity without fear of retaliation. Childcare Block Grant Reauthorization Enzi Amendment: Senate approved amendment requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services, in conjunction with Secretary of Education, to conduct a review of federal early learning and care programs and make recommendations for their streamlining. Ousted Cont. From Page 1Abe interviewed for a related shooting incident. During the interview, Denson admitted being present when the transaction was made, but said he merely told Walden he wanted to buy the shoes but would do so at a later date. Denson admitted that he knew that the card used by Walden belonged to Pender, but said he did not know where Walden had gotten the card. He also admitted receiving the shoes from Walden. A few days later, Pender confronted Denson about the fraudulent transactions and Denson acknowledged his receipt of the shoes purchased with Penders card, and agreed to reimburse Pender the cost. TPD contacted Walden and asked him to come in for an interview. He came in on January 10, 2014. During the interview Walden advised that Denson gave him Penders card. He explained that Denson showed him the shoes in the red shoebox, and Denson indicated that he would like to have them. Walden said he volunteered to purchase the shoes for Denson using Penders card. Walden said he knew when he purchased the shoes that they were going to be a gift from Denson to Densons father, so he gave the shoes to Denson immediately after they left the store. TPD investigators noted that Walden is not afliated with FSU athletics and did not have access to the locker room. Denson, however, did have access. Denson was injured during the time and therefore was only allowed to practice for a short time period each day. Denson would leave practice and return to the locker room before the other players. The lockers are not secured, so Denson would have been able to access Penders personal belongings. As a senior at Madison County High School (MCHS), Florida State continued to mine the talent-rich MCHS Cowboys' football program, landing Denson who was a twoway star on the line, but he was tabbed to play on the offensive line for the Seminoles. A late-bloomer on the recruiting scene, he was universally considered one of the top 10 offensive guard prospects in the nation. He helped lead the Cowboys to a 12-2 record as a senior, and a trip to the Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) 3A state championship game. He has earned fourstar rankings from ESPN, Rivals, PrepStar and Scout. Denson participated in the Under Armour All-American Bowl, and committed to the `Noles last May and stayed true to his word, despite the pursuit and offers from Miami, Ole Miss, South Florida, Nebraska, South Carolina, Kentucky and Tennessee, among others. When he was recruited by FSU, he was referred to as the schools biggest nd. But, the Seminole football dream for Denson is now over, and that door has been closed, permanently. Burglar Steals Jewelry Box And SodaBy Jessie R. BoxGreene Publishing, Inc. AMadison man was arrested for stealing a jewelry box and soda from his next-door neighbor. Deputies of the Madison County Sheriffs Ofce were dispatched to 190 SW Anderson Pond Way in Madison to investigate the report of a burglary, Wednesday March 19 at 10:17 p.m. According to the MCSO report, when deputies arrived, they spoke with the homeowner who reported that when she returned home she noticed her bedroom window blinds had been tampered with and a jewelry box was missing from the room. When the homeowner checked the rest of her residence, she found the only other item missing were some soft drinks that were in the refrigerator. The homeowner informed the deputies that she suspected her neighbor, Andy White, 40, based on a previous incident. Deputies made contact with White at his residence located next-door. When questioned about the soda, White retrieved the stolen soft drinks from his refrigerator. When questioned about the jewelry box, White retrieved it from his bedroom. Deputies placed White under arrest without incident and transported him to the Madison County Jail. All property was returned to the homeowner. White was charged with burglary to structure or conveyance unarmed and petty theft. Andy White

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Wilma Johnson Copeland, 84, passed away on Friday, March 21, in Ocala. Funeral Service was held Sunday, March 23 at 2 p.m. at Beggs Funeral Home in Perry. Burial followed at Lake Bird Cemetery. The family received friends on Saturday, March 22 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Beggs Funeral Home. She was born December 7, 1929 in Madison County, the daughter of the late George Washington Johnson and Jerusha Hendry Johnson. She spent her early years in Madison and lived for 32 years in Branford. She was a secretary for WC Copeland and attended the Methodist Church in Branford. She is survived by two sons, Tony Macarages and wife Stephanie of Ocala and Leon Macarages and wife Connie of Branford; one brother, Herold Johnson; one sister, Bessie Greene of Perry; eight grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren. She also leaves behind a great number of nieces and an enormous amount of friends and loved ones who will miss her beyond measure. She is predeceased by her parents, her husband, WC Copeland; brothers, Shirley Johnson, Johnny Bill Johnson and Jimmy Johnson; sisters, Darnella Tuten, Alvilda Johnson, Iris Shiver and Marvine Wambolt. Beggs Funeral Home Perry Chapel is in charge of arrangements. Call (850) 838-2929 or you may send your condolences to the family on the website: www.beggsfuneral.com Obituaries www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, March 26, 2014 4A Madison County CarrierAROUNDMADISONCOUNTY W i l m a J o h n s o n C o p e l a n d Community CalendarMarch 26-28 Bishop Mike Carson, pastor of Dowling Park Church of God, will continue revival services Wednesday evening, March 26 through Friday, March 28 at 7 p.m. at Midway Church of God, located at 2485 SE Midway Church Road in Lee. Everyone is cordially invited. March 29 A reunion for families and friends of Washington Walters, Reuben Morgan and Alexander Wilson will meet on Saturday, March 29, at Forest Capital Park at 11 a.m. Lunch will be at 12:15 p.m. with an auction at 1:15 p.m. Please bring a covered dish and beverage for lunch, lawn chairs, photos and something for the auction. Please pray for Gods blessing upon us. 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. April 4 The Greenville Library will be hosting a book signing, Friday, April 4, from 5-7 p.m. Local author, Marvin Merv Mattair, will be autographing copies of his book, My Royal Swag: Viewing Life in HD, and can be purchased for $13. A Royal Social complete with music and finger foods will accompany the signing. For more information, contact Library Manager, Kenya Dennis at (850) 948-2529. April 4 Madison County High School Cheerleading tryouts are coming up. There are two meetings that must be attended. The first meeting is a mandatory pre-tryout meeting, Friday, April 4, at 4 p.m. in the gym. The second meeting is tryouts for JV and Varsity, Monday through Thursday, April 14-17, from 4-5:30 p.m. in the gym. Contact Ruth Ann Latner for questions at (850) 464-0236 or ruth.latner@madisonmail.us. April 10 The Woman's Club is having its annual fundraiser Thursday, April 10, with a luncheon and fashion show at the Woman's Club building on Lake Frances, beginning at noon. Tickets are $25 each and must be reserved by Tuesday, April 1. For tickets or reservations, see any Woman's Club member or contact Ms. Dale Sowell, (850) 973-6576. BAILEY MONUMENT CO 740252 J a m e s B G a y l e r Reverend Dr. James Burton Gayler went home to be with the Lord on March 19 after a long and courageous fight with cancer. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 22, with a visitation onehour prior at Oxford United Methodist Church, Oxford. A full obituary may be viewed at www.hiersbaxley.com.Special Recognition For A Special ManIf youre not having the best of days or feeling a tad blue, just stop in Cherry Farms and Joe Branch Jr. will turn your mood around instantly, with his ashy smile and friendliness. Cherry Farms is located on 255 S. in the Little but Proud, town of Lee, Fl. My husband and I have depended on them for 11 years, as our dogs love their food! Mr. Joe Branch Jr. entered this world in 1938. He was born unto his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Branch Sr. (Retha), in an old wooden, which still stands in Pinetta, Fl. At the young age of 17, Joe was offered a position from Mr. Larry James Cherry. He accepted and is still employed after all these years. When asked what he enjoys about his job most, his reply was, Well, I cant answer that, I enjoy it all. He and Greg Whiteld work side by side and it is always a pleasure to do business with them. We give this printed applause to a man we like to call, The Friendliest Man in Lee! Keep up the good work J.B. You make this world a better place. Sincerely, Mike and Kimmy Angel Florida's Tax And Revenue Collections 33rdHighest In The NationFlorida's state government tax burden is one of the lowest in the nation, but when local government is included, the ranking goes much higher, according a report from Florida TaxWatch. The report, How Florida Compares, shows the state's per capita state and local revenue collections rank 33rdin the nation. TaxWatch produces the report in order to help Floridians understand how state revenues stack up against the rest of the nation. "One specic tax ranking cannot tell the whole story," said Dominic M. Calabro, President and CEO of Florida TaxWatch, the independent, nonpartisan, nonprot taxpayer research institute and government watchdog. "It is our hope that this more comprehensive report will help taxpayers and policymakers better understand how states fund their governments and demonstrate that low taxes in one area often means higher taxes in another area." Floridians' per capita state tax burden fell to 47thin 2012 and its per capita revenue ranking fell to 48th. These are the lowest rankings since Florida TaxWatch has been tracking them. However, Florida's per capita local revenue and tax rankings are 7thand 22nd, respectively in 2011 (latest available data). When combined, Florida's per capita state and local revenue and tax rankings are 33rdand 37th, respectively. The report nds that Florida's recent lower tax rankings are largely due to the profound negative impact the great recession had on government revenue. From 2006 to 2012, Florida's state tax collections saw the largest decrease in the nation, of 17.6 percent. Prior to the recession, Florida's total tax and revenue rankings had been climbing steadily, due in large part to skyrocketing property taxes. In 2006, Florida's combined state and local tax and revenue rankings had both climbed to the 22ndlargest in the nation. Since 2006, Florida has dropped 15 places in the state and local tax collection rankings. "Because Florida relies more on local governments to fund public services than all but one state and uses non-tax revenues more than most states, it is imperative to look at the whole picture of revenue collection when comparing the cost of government," said Kurt Wenner, Vice President of Tax Research. "When you consider combined state and local revenue, Florida becomes more of a moderate tax state than a low tax state." While the state does have relatively low state tax burdens, more than half of Florida's revenue collections come from local governments. The report shows that Florida's local governments raise 55.6 percent of all Florida government revenue, which is the second highest percentage in the nation. It also shows that 38.9 percent of revenue comes from non-traditional tax sources, then 10thhighest percentage in the nation. Non-tax revenue includes special assessments, charges for services, impact fees and net lottery funds. The tendency of elected ofcials to want to use the term fee, instead of tax, makes consideration of these revenues even more important. The report also presents data showing that 54.0 percent of state and local taxes in Florida come from businesses, the 8thhighest ration in the nation. Factors contributing to this include the lack of a personal income tax, a high sales tax with exemptions for most necessities and the Save Our Homes provision which tends to shift property tax burden away from homeowners. Another unique feature of Florida's tax structure is the heavy reliance on transaction taxes. Sales and excise taxes account for 82.6 percent of all Florida's state tax collections, compared to the national average of 47.1 percent. Florida taxes utilities, alcoholic beverages and motor fuels much higher than most states. "Florida TaxWatch pioneered the inclusion of the taxpayers' rights and responsibilities in our state laws through the adoption of the Taxpayer's Bill of Rights. It is our hope that the report will help taxpayers and policymakers understand how those responsibilities serve their government, how they compare to those in other states, and how important our tax and revenue structure is to making Florida a great place to live and work," added Calabro.

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Thank you to all pet owners who submitted pictures for this contest. There were more adorable pets than categories available and the judging was difcult. www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, March 26, 2014 Madison County Carrier 5AAROUNDMADISONCOUNTY L i g h t I t U p B l u e M a d i s o n By Rose KleinGreene Publishing, Inc.April is Autism awareness month and was created to help shine a light on Autism. Always Support Kids (ASK) 4-H club is asking everyone in Madison to go blue starting Wednesday, April 2, in order to raise awareness and promote acceptance about Autism. Autism is a developmental disability thought to appear in the first three years of life and affects the brains normal development of social and communication skills. Individuals affected usually have difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. Autism affects 1 in 88 children. Many of these children and adults are living in your community. ASK suggests Madison residents to Light It Up Blue by using blue light bulbs, blue ribbons, blue bowsthey even suggest you paint your dog blue. The awareness runs through the entire month of April. If you would like to participate in this awareness, ASK leader, Michelle Register, says Studstills of Madison is stocked with plenty of blue light bulbs. For more information visit http://liub.autismspeaks.org/welcome or message ask.madisonfl@gmail.com Pet Photo Contest Winners Greene Publishing, Inc.C u t e s t P e t Remington Owner Christina BrooksHonorable MentionParkerWinner M o s t P e r s o n a l i t y WinnerCreed Owner Jason JohnsonHonorable MentionTank And Axel B e s t I n S h o w Buddy Holben Owner Jim HolbenWinnerHonorable MentionLady Stormageddon Call your local Culligan Man today to enjoy all the benets of Culligan Total Home System: Soft water spend less time cleaning Reverse osmosis drinking water. Cheaper than soda! Salt and bottled water delivery Exceptional service Available 24 hoursComplete Water Treatment!850-580-0300CulliganTallahassee.com Receive up to $200 off a Culligan Total Home System. (includes a water softener and drinking water system)$200 OFFDealer participation may vary. Limited time offer. Culligan International Company. Not valid with other offers. Not redeemable for cash. Bad taste or odor in your water? Try a Cu lligan Drinking Wa ter Syste m. Crystal-Clear Glassware Softer and Brighter Laundry Easier Cleaning Cleaner Skin and Hair Great Tasting Water

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Nineteen people die every day in the United States waiting for a kidney transplant, most waiting seven to nine years. The team at MatchingDonors.com is working hard to make sure that doesnt happen by nding altruistic living organ donors for people needing kidney transplants. The average patient gets their transplant through MatchingDonors.com within six months of signing up on the website. Philip Cunningham a 70-year-old husband, father and grandfather from Scarsdale, New York needed a lifesaving kidney transplant. Philip thought all hope was lost for him; if he didnt receive a lifesaving kidney transplant soon he would die. Besides having his own medical ailments, Philip was also taking care of his ailing wife who suffers with lung disease, and also trying to enjoying the little time he thought he had left with his four-year-old granddaughter. He thought that there were no other options left to save his life. He knew he would never last the seven to nine year wait for a deceased kidney donor from the governments waiting list. He thought he was destined to waste away and die; staying on dialysis for ve hours a day three days week. Then one day his neighbor told him about a great website named MatchingDonors.com where he could quickly nd a living altruistic organ donor; and get his lifesaving transplant. Philip registered himself on the website, and within only 14 days Philip found a matched donor John McNicol, a perfect stranger he met on MatchingDonors.com who was willing to give Philip a lifesaving kidney, and within only 94 days Philip received his lifesaving kidney transplant. Philip wrote in his MatchingDonors.com prole: I'm not usually one to ask people for things, but I'm the full-time caregiver for my wife, who has COPD (a lung disease) and is on oxygen around the clock. She recently broke her foot, which has immobilized her further. The 15 hours I spend on dialysis each week means that she is alone during that time. So a potential donor would really be saving the lives of two people in my case. It would mean so much to the both of us for me to nd a new kidney. I exercise at the gym three days a week, do all the cooking, shopping and chores, and also work part-time. Throughout these recent challenges, Ive tried to focus on the positives. I have a four-yearold granddaughter who lives locally, and we spend a lot of time together. It's my greatest hope that I can give my wife the proper care she deserves after a happy marriage, watch my granddaughter grow up, and eliminate the misery of dialysis, which I do not tolerate well. I have tutored many people in math, which I am very good at, and would love to get back to helping others." John McNicol, a 50year-old father, grandfather, and former teacher from Fort Lauderdale, wrote to Philip on MatchingDonors.com: I am healthy and believe in the inherent value of all people. If I can live a healthy life and extend the life of another why wouldnt I? Now, because of a complete stranger he met on MatchingDonors.com, Philip will witness his granddaughter grow up. He also will be able to continue spending time with his wife and his kids. There have been over 300 transplant surgeries facilitated between a patient and altruistic donor that found each other through MatchingDonors.com. John answered Philips plea instantly and was excited to help. He wanted to do this because he knew it was the right thing to do. In his words he did it because it would not affect him, but somebody else. John had found out about MatchingDonors through a documentary on television and knew he had to be a part of this very special thing. He was willing to risk his life to save another; a total stranger, for him it was that simple.MatchingDonors.comwas launched in January of 2004 as an Internet service based in canton, Massachusetts. Patients on transplant lists put their proles on the website, and potential donors browse the site for a life they want to help save. Donors are not compensated, since it is against the law to have any nancial benet from organ donation. Since the inception of MatchingDonors.com, directed living organ donations has increased to historic numbers. MatchingDonors.com is now the largest living donor organization in the world. We believe that if more people were better educated on the ability to be a live organ donor, and we add in the personal communication between potential organ donors and patients needing an organ, the number of donors will increase and so will the probability of a patient receiving their much needed organ. We already have over 12,651 potential donors on our site waiting to nd patients needing organs, said Dr. Jeremiah Lowney, MatchingDonors.com Medical Director. MatchingDonors.com is the most comprehensive searching system available. Other organizations concentrate mainly on the passive anonymous portion of nding organ donors leaving little or no communication between patients and potential donors. Over the past seven years MatchingDonors.com has made historic strides in saving the lives of people needing organ transplants, and increasing living organ donation in the United States. For the work we do at MatchingDonors.com we have won many awards and commendations from Congress and The President of The United States, but we do not currently receive any funds from the government. MatchingDonors.com accomplishments include: 1 .MatchingDonors.comis a 501c3 nonprot. 2 .MatchingDonors.comnow has the largest living donor registry in the United States, with over 12,954 potential donors registered on the website. 3.Many patients get their transplants within only six months of being registered on MatchingDonors.com. 4.MatchingDonors.comis also now the largest living donor paired exchange database in the United States, with over 3,123 potential paired exchange donors registered on the website. 5.MatchingDonors.comnow has over 600 organ patients with active proles. 6.MatchingDonors.comhas an extremely high success rate most patient members that have been on the site for at least 30 days have been offered an organ by a potential donor. 7. Many of our patient members have upcoming surgery dates with their donors found on MatchingDonors.com. 8.MatchingDonors.comcan get over 1.5 million visits in a month. 9.New patients and potential donors sign up daily. 10.MatchingDonors.com is recommended and used by many doctors across the United States, including some of the most prestigious transplant surgeons and centers. Recently, the MatchingDonors.com team was honored as one of the only two nonprots of choice by the Hollywood Awardsat the 15thAnnual Hollywood Awards Galain Beverly Hills. MatchingDonors.com and was chosen out of 1.5 million other nonprots in the United States for this prestigious honor. As of March 3, 2014, there are 121,411 patients waiting for an organ transplant in the United States on the governments deceased organ donor list. Yet, from January November 2013, according to the United Network for Organ Sharing, www.UNOS.org a nonprot organization contracted with the US Department of Health, there were only 26,517 organ transplants performed in the United States. Currently patients waiting for an organ donation are placed on the UNOS national waiting list through the United Network for Organ Sharing. A computer system matches patients to donor organs according to objective criteria such as blood and tissue type, immune status, medical urgency and time spent on the waiting list. This ranking system determines which patients are offered available organs. This process is extremely important in anyones organ search, but now MatchingDonors.com offers a way to enhance the search with a more active approach. It also a llows the patient to be proactive with his life.MatchingDonors.commain objective is to search the world to nd potential live donors for people in need of organ transplants, also knowing the success rate of living donors as opposed to deceased donors is higher. Patient members of MatchingDonors.com provide a personal biography as well as pictures of their choice to display on the website, which will create an interest in them and their life story. When patients in need of an organ transplant place themselves into MatchingDonors.com database, their information will be promoted on the website. MatchingDonors.com advertises and promotes its Web site in many different ways through extensive public relations networking to increase potential donors viewing the site. The personal connection between donor and recipient is the key. MatchingDonors.com provides the opportunity to locate a potential live donor. According to the National Kidney Foundation, "Nearly one out of four (23.4 percent) of 1000 people queried told pollsters that they would be "likely" to consider donating a kidney or a portion of their liver or lung to help save the life of someone they did not know." Many people feel more comfortable considering offering a live donation to someone they may have a connection with or a common bond. When patients provide their biography, and open up personally, the potential for live donors to respond is increased. To help educate people about the option of live organ donation, MatchingDonors.com Web site provides extensive information regarding the safety and types of donations available. Members of MatchingDonors.com and the MatchingDonors.com Medical Director, Dr. Jeremiah Lowney, are available for interviews for print, radio and television. An NBC TODAY SHOW piece, an ABC News Nightline Story, and New England Journal of Medicine Articles, and hundreds of more news articles and videos about MatchingDonors.com can be found at www.MatchingDonors.com. HBO is currently running a documentary featuring MatchingDonors.com and its success named Tales from the Organ Trade. MatchingDonors.co m is not an organ donor waiting list, and is not associated with any organ donor organization. It is a nonprot venue where patients and potential donors can communicate and hopefully expedite a live donor agreeing to give a muchneeded organ. MatchingDonors.com gives patients and potential donors the important communication tools to correspond with each other, but once the contact between the parties has been made, the road to transplant surgery is their own. Based in Canton, Massachusetts, MatchingDonors.com is a nonprot corporation with people based throughout the United States. Anyone interested in donating to support MatchingDonors.com services can do so by calling MatchingDonors.com at (781) 8212204. More information about the company is available at its corporate web site, http://www.MatchingDonors.com. www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, March 26, 2014 6A Madison County CarrierHEALTH A Gift Of A Lifesaving Kidney To A Stranger He Met Online; 94 Days To LifePhoto SubmittedJohn McNicol (left) saved Philip Cunningham (right) by donating one of his kidneys.Photo SubmittedPictured above is Philip smiling with his beautiful granddaughter.

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Submitted By Cindy BrownFlorida Dept. of Health in Madison CountyThe Faith Based Tobacco Program in Madison County is a collaborative faithbased pilot project where county health departments work with local faith-based organizations to eliminate the exposure of secondhand smoke. The program tactics are through policy development, increased awareness of the Bureau of Tobacco Free Florida cessation services (three ways to quit: Call, Click or Come in), organizing Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT) clubs within the participating churches, adopting policies to create tobacco-free premises or Breathe Easy Zones and working within the community to increase awareness on point-ofsale issues in rural and low-income population communities in the county. This strategy targets underserved populations and incorporates the development of a health care ministry for sustainability purposes. The health ministers, coaches and congregation members will be invited to join the County Tobacco Free Partnership and become active members. The Bureau of Chronic Disease collaborates with the Bureau of Tobacco Free Florida in Madison County to reduce risk factors associated with chronic disease. This comprehensive approach targets tobacco prevention, healthy cooking classes/and or nutrition education sessions and physical activity. Healthy Eating and Living education has been on going since Sept. 1, 2013 through the end of the grant period, March 31, 2014. Nutritional information on how to incorporate healthier meal choices has been given to the church members. Healthy cooking classes have been offered to expose members to another choice instead of the traditional Sunday Dinner that includes fried chicken. Many seasoning alternatives have been substituted for the long-used bacon and fried, grease-laden meats and vegetables historically included in the southern meal. The churches in Madison County that are included in the Faith Based Outreach are: Architillery Missionary Baptist; Pineland Missionary Baptist; St. James Missionary Baptist; Crossroads Missionary Baptist; Mt. Nebo AME Madison; Evergreen Missionary Baptist; Shiloh Missionary Baptist; St. Luke Missionary Baptist; New Bethel Primitive Baptist; Greater Community Missionary Baptist and Mt. Zion AME Cherry Lake. These congregations have agreed to smoke-free church grounds, created a policy to support a healthier life-style by promoting smoking cessation classes and created a policy to support healthier eating. Health Ministries have been formed in these churches to help the members understand they can make decisions to help themselves prevent illness and manage their chronic disease in a more satisfying way. Adrian Kinsey, Health Educator for the Faith Based Outreach Program in Madison County, is committed to the success of the program. He has been with the tobacco program for four years and is constantly searching for improved methods of service to the AfricanAmerican churches. For more information, contact the Florida Department of Health in Madison County at (850) 9735000. www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, March 26, 2014 Madison County Carrier 7AHEALTH T o b a c c o C e s s a t i o n P r o g r a m C o m b i n e s H e a l t h W i t h F a i t h I n M a d i s o n C o u n t y Photo SubmittedMadison residents involved in the outreach program in Madison County, sitting left to right in the front row; are Annie Pearl Reddick, Glenda McCall and Deborah Glee. Members standing in the middle row, left to right, are Johnny Woods, Pamela Walken, Latresa Humphrey and Phyllis Brinson. Members in the back row, left to right, are Sharita Scott, Adrian Kinsey and Larcedious Jones. Photo SubmittedAdrian Kinsey, Health Educator for the faith-based tobacco cessation program in Madison County, is committed to helping individuals in leading a healthier life style.

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By Lynette Norris Greene Publishing, Inc.Those who drove by the courthouse last Friday around midday may have noticed the big grill under the tent on the courthouse lawn, or the line of young ladies in their purple tee shirts along the Base Street side, advertising barbecue ribs or chicken dinners for sale. The Inspire Dance Team was holding a fundraiser for their group. Dance director Tammy Roberson, who started the group five years ago for young ladies ages four through 18, said that Inspire is primarily under the leadership of the Pineland Missionary Baptist Church family, Rev. Charlie Barfield, pastor, but that it is essentially a community/church dance group, performing at churches and events in and out of Madison County; the fundraiser is to help defray their expenses. Currently, Inspire has about 25 members. In addition to Inspire, Roberson also teaches two other dance groups, one for ages 19 30 and another for ages 30 and up. For those who missed the fundraiser but would like to help, Inspire will accept any donation in any amount folks would like to give. The team has an account at Bank of America, 232 South Horry Street, and checks can be made out to Inspire Dance Team. www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, March 26, 2014 8A Madison County CarrierAROUNDMADISONCOUNTY Loud & Clear and FREE Florida residents with a hearing loss are eligible to receive a free amplied phone from the non-prot Florida Telecommunications Relay, Inc. Cordless and corded phones for persons with mild to severe hearing loss are available at 23 distribution centers statewide. Limit one per customer.CONTACT YOUR AREA CENTER FOR DETAILS Florida Telecommunications Relay, Inc. 1820 E. Park Avenue, Suite 101 Tallahassee, FL 32301 800-222-3448 (v) 888-447-5620 (tty)Current FTRI clients: If your phone isnt working properly or your hearing has changed, or should you no longer need your phone or are moving out of Florida, call FTRI at 888-554-1151 for assistance. Save Your Family HistorySubmitted by: Justina A. Cone, MCGS MemberMadison County Genealogy Society (MCGS) is kicking off spring 2014 with the goal of expanding its membership. This group houses a wonderful library full of research material, computers and genealogy software for family history research. The genealogy library is located in the back of Treasures Museum in Madison. There are thousands of pages and books full of family history for Florida, Georgia and beyond! As well, the digitized material available will make for quick access and speed your process along. We are making an earnest effort to involve everyone in the great endeavor of saving their family history for generations to come! Just tear out this news editions adjoining membership application and mail it in! With your $25 membership your household will be mailed the quarterly MCGS newsletter (really a booklet) brimming with local record extractions and history it alone is well worth the membership fee. With paid membership, the key to unlocking additional online content will be available to you. Monthly meetings for the MCGS are held at the Madison Public Library where speakers provide updates on new tools, websites and their own search methods. The meetings are held the second Thursday at 6 p.m. We can also assign a mentor to you if you are new to genealogy our Charter members are very seasoned in genealogy! If you've ever thought you'd be interested in learning more about your family, then MCGS is the group you need to contact! Please be our GUEST at an upcoming meeting. We have so much to share! For more information visit our website at: www.madisongenealogy.com or call us at (850) 973-3661. Inspire-d To Dance: Christian Dance Team Holds FundraiserGreene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Lynette Norris, March 14, 2014Members of the Inspire Dance Team hold posters advertising their barbecue fundraiser. Left to right are Lamarya Roberson, Charmesia McQuay, Jalexis Porter, Malia Roberson and KeNiya Bareld. Look for these same young ladies, along with the rest of their team, marching in the Down Home Days parade, Saturday, Apr. 19, beginning at 10 a.m.Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Lynette Norris, March 14, 2014Ready for customers under the tent are (left to right) Damesia McQuay, Shirley Bareld and Inspire Dance Team Director Tammy Roberson. In the background is Robersons father and the master BBQ chef, Johnny Mack Mitchell.

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By Lynette NorrisGreene Publishing, Inc.Rep. Halsey Beshears was in Madison on Monday, St. Patrick's Day, to meet with the S.W.A.T. (Students Working Against Tobacco) Team at Madison County Central School. The Team, along with Preston Matthews of Big Bend AHEC (Area Health Education Center), Ted Ensminger, Tobacco Free Madison Partnership Chair, and MCCS faculty members A.D. Kinsey and Betsy Rykard, presented Beshears with an update on what MCCS, Madison County as a whole and various partnerships with all the tobacco prevention groups is working on in the area of tobacco prevention, as well as a list of what they have already accomplished. The towns of Madison, Greenville and Lee have all passed resolutions condemning candy-flavored tobacco products and supporting the voluntary efforts of retailers to restrict sales. The partnership has also worked with local retailers to educate them about recently instituted FDA guidelines for marketing and placing tobacco products. Tobacco Free Madison and the Madison County School District have partnered to strengthen the district-wide tobacco-free campus policy and provide tobacco cessation help to district staff. Nationally sought-after anti-tobacco advocate, Dr. Victor DeNoble, addressed sixth through eighth graders about tobacco prevention and the dangers of tobacco use. Tobacco Free Madison hosted the Great American Smokeout Golf Event last November, and is looking forward to the 2014 Down Home Days Festival and Rodeo the only rodeo in Florida with a tobacco-free partnership as its title sponsor. Investing in tobacco control programs works, both in preventing young people from getting started and in helping people quit. Tobacco Free Madison and S.W.A.T. of MCCS also wished to thank Rep. Beshears for his continued support in their fight against tobacco and tobacco-related illness. We are thrilled that Madison County puts the health and well-being of its citizens as a top priority, they told him. www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, March 26, 2014 10A Madison County CarrierSCHOOL Emily Minor Pinetta Elementary School Kersten Malone Madison Academy Cassidy Evans Pinetta Elementary School Molly Buchanan Pinetta Elementary School Savannah Curtis Madison Academy Emily Parker Madison Academy Will Carpenter Madison Academy Brianna Brooks Pinetta Elementary SchoolP i n e t t a E l e m e n t a r y M a d i s o n A c a d e m y S t u d e n t s R e c o g n i z e d A s J A G e m s 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 be featuring Pinetta Elementary School and Madison Academy. Students from Pinetta who were chosen include Molly Buchanan, Emily Minor, Cassidy Evans and Brianna Brooks. Students chosen from Madison Academy include Emily Parker, Savannah Curtis, Will Carpenter and Kersten Malone. Congratulations to all those recognized.R e p H a l s e y B e s h e a r s M e e t s S W A T T e a m A t C e n t r a l S c h o o l Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Lynette Norris, March 17, 2014The Madison County Central School S.W.A.T. Team (Students Working Against Tobacco) met with Rep. Beshears in the Media Center. Left to right are Michael Gibson, Kiara Kinsey (looking over Michael's shoulder), Alea Roberson, Ginger Oro, A.D. Kinsey (standing behind the sign) Esther Oro, Diante Mobley (behind Esther) and Betsy Rykard. Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Lynette Norris, March 17, 2014Rep. Halsey Beshears, visiting Madison County Central School for an update on their Students Working Against Tobacco (S.W.A.T.) team and partnerships with other Tobacco Free organizations in Madison County, chats with faculty member Lynn Brown. btnfntr t nttbf tnn nbtnftbrt ntnn fbn!f No Photocopies Accepted Tickets are good for weekend of April 5-6 Deadline To Enter March 31Name__________________________________________ Address________________________________________ ________________________________________ Phone Number___________________________________

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By Fran HuntGreene Publishing, Inc.The Aucilla Christian Academy varsity Lady Warriors hit the diamond against Rickards on March 7 and the Lady Warriors walloped Rickards, 150, in the four-inning no hitter. The Lady Warriors now stand 8-1 on the season. As a team, at the plate, the Lady Warriors had 32 plate appearances, 23 at bats, 11 hits, seven singles, one double, one triple, two homeruns, 12 RBIs, 15 runs, nine walks and one strikeout. Whitney Stevens had three plate appearances, three at bats, one hit, one double and two runs. Natalie Sorensen had two plate appearances, one at bat, one hit, one single and one walk. Ramsey Sullivan had three plate appearances, two at bats, one hit, one single, two runs and one walk. Kelly Horne had three plate appearances, two at bats, one run and one walk. Courtney Watts had two plate appearances, one at bat, one run and one walk. Payal Chaudhari had one plate appearances, one at bat and one strikeout. Abigail Morgan had four plate appearances, two at bats, two hits, one single, one triple, three RBIs, one run, one homerun and two walks. Elizabeth Hightower had four plate appearances, four at bats, three hits, one single, one triple, one homerun, ve RBIs and three runs. Monique Restrepo had one plate appearance, one run and one walk. Taylor Copeland had three plate appearances, two at bats and one walk. Stormie Roberts had one plate appearance, one at bat, one hit, one single, two RBIs and one run. Carly Joiner had two plate appearances, two at bats, one hit, one single and one run. Gaige Winchester had two plate appearances, one at bat, one hit, one single, two RBIs, two runs and one walk. On the eld, the Lady Warriors had 19 total chances, seven assists, 12 putouts and a elding percentage of 1.000. Stevens had two total chances, two assists and a elding percentage of 1.000. Emma Witmer had one total chance, one putout and a elding percentage of 1.000. Sullivan had six total chances, three assists, three putouts and a elding percentage of 1.000. Horne had two total chances, one assist, one putout and a elding percentage of 1.000. Watts had one total chance, one assist and a elding percentage of 1.000. Morgan had seven total chances, one assist, six putouts and a elding percentage of 1.000. Hightower had one total chance, one assist and a elding percentage of 1.000. Copeland had one total chance, one putout and a elding percentage of 1.000. On the mound, Stevens pitched four innings, gave up two walks, no hits and struck out ve batters.By Fran Hunt Greene Publishing, Inc.The Aucilla Christian Academy varsity Lady Warriors hit the diamond against FAMU on March 10 in a double header, and Aucilla blanked their opponent in both games, to now stand 10-1 on the season. In the rst game at 4 p.m., the Lady Warriors scalped their opponent for a 19-0 victory in the four-inning game, called due to the 10-run mercy rule. As a team, at the plate, the Lady Warriors had 37 plate appearances, 22 at bats, 11 hits, ve singles, four doubles, two triples, nine RBIs, 19 runs, 15 walks and three strikeouts. Whitney Stevens had four plate appearances, one at bat, one hit, one single, two runs and three walks. Emma Witmer had four plate appearances, three at bats, two hits, one double, one triple, three RBIs, one run, one walk and one strikeout. Natalie Sorensen had two plate appearances, two at bats, two hits, two doubles, two RBIs and two runs. Ramsey Sullivan had ve plate appearances, four at bats, one hit, one single, two runs and one walk. Kelly Horne had four plate appearances, two at bats, one hit, one single, one RBI, four runs and two walks. Courtney Watts had two plate appearances, one at bat, one run and one walk. Payal Chaudhari had two plate appearances, one at bat, one run, one walk and one strikeout. Abigail Morgan had four plate appearances, two at bats, one hit, one double, two RBIs, three runs and two walks. Monique Restrepo had four plate appearances, one at bat, one hit, one single, one run and three walks. Taylor Copeland had four plate appearances, three at bats, one hit, one triple, one RBI, two runs and one walk. Gaige Winchester had two plate appearances, two at bats, one hit, one single, one run and one strikeout. On the eld, the Lady Warriors had 14 total chances, two assists, 12 putouts and a elding percentage of 1.000. Stevens had one total chance, one assist and a elding percentage of 1.000. Witmer had 10 total chances, 10 putouts and a elding percentage of 1.000. Morgan had two total chances, two putouts and a elding percentage of 1.000. Winchester had one total chance, one assist and a elding percentage of 1.000. On the mound, Stevens pitched four innings, giving up no hits and striking out 10 batters. In the second game of the day, the Lady Warriors thrashed FAMU for a 16-0 victory in the three-inning game called due to the 10 run rule. As a team, at the plate, the Lady Warriors had 24 plate appearances, 17 at bats, 10 hits, eight singles, two doubles, seven RBIs, 16 runs, six walks and one strikeout. Stevens had three plate appearances, three at bats, two hits, one single, one double, two RBIs and two runs. Witmer had two plate appearances, two at bats, one hit, one single and one run. Sorensen had three plate appearances, three at bats, one hit, one RBI and two runs. Sullivan had three plate appearances, two at bats, one hit, one single, one run and one walk. Watts had two plate appearances, two runs and one walk. Morgan had three plate appearances, one at bat, one hit, one single, one RBI, three runs and two walks. Copeland had three plate appearances, two at bats, two hits, one single, one double, two RBIs, one run and one walk. Joiner had three plate appearances, two at bats, one hit, one single three runs and one walk. Winchester had two plate appearances, two at bats, one hit, one single, one RBI, one run and one strikeout. On the eld, the Lady Warriors had 10 total chances, one assist, no putouts and a elding percentage of 1.000 Witmer had seven total chances, seven putouts and a elding percentage of 1.000. Sullivan had one total chance, one assist and a elding percentage of 1.000. Copeland had one total chance, one putout and a elding percentage of 1.000. Joiner had one total chance, one putout and a elding percentage of 1.000. On the mound, Morgan pitched three innings, giving up one hit and striking out seven batters. www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, March 26, 2014 Madison County Carrier 11ASPORTS Cheerleading tryout are coming up. There are two meeting that must be attended. The mandatory pretryout meeting is April 4 at 4 p.m. in the MCHS gym. The JV and Varsity tryouts will take place April 14 17 from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the MCHS gym. If anyone has any questions they can contact Ruth Ann Latner at (850) 464-0236 by calling, texting and by email: ruth.latner@madisonmail.us. M a d i s o n C o u n t y H i g h S c h o o l T r y o u t s L a d y W a r r i o r s W i n D o u b l e H e a d e r B l a n k i n g L a d y W a r r i o r s W a l l o p R i c k a r d s I n N o H i t t e r M C H S W e i g h t l i f t i n g S t r i v e F o r S t a t e By Jessie Box Greene Publishing Inc.The Madison County High School weightlifting team is gearing up to try to make it to the State Championships this year. The Sub-sectional will be Thursday, March 27 to decide who will make it to the Sectionals April 9. According to Ben White, MCHS Weightlifting coach, there are several young men on the team who have a chance to go to state this year. Zack Sprenkle, 16, is a junior at MCHS. This is his third year lifting. He is in the Unlimited Weight Class and is the team captain. He qualified for the state championship last year but did not make it. Sprenkle has placed first in every meet this year including the Indian Invitational at Fort White High School, which is a meet of the top 18 weightlifting teams in the state. His highest total of the year is 725 pounds with a bench press of 410 pounds and a clean jerk of 315 pounds. His work ethic is second to none and is an outstanding student in the classroom as well as outside the classroom, said Ben White, MCHS Weightlifting Coach. It would give me a kind of sense that all this work I have been doing for three years is finally paying off, said Sprenkle about the possibility of making it to the state weightlifting championship. Tinarus Tank Irvine, 14, is a freshman and this is his first year weightlifting. He is in the 119-pound Weight Class and is the only one on the team in that class. He has placed first in five out of the six meets and placed third in the Indian Invitational. His highest total of the year is 360 pounds with a bench press of 200 pounds and a clean jerk of 160 pounds. The reason why this kid is so special is because he is a freshman and has never lifted before and has dominated his weight classification, said White. He has a very unique work ethic and is highly competitive. Marc Robinson, 17, is a junior and this is his third year weightlifting. He is in the 154-pound Weight Class. He has placed first in two meets this year and in the Top three in five out of six meets. His highest total of the year is 475 pounds with a bench press of 235 pounds and a clean jerk of 240 pounds. I enjoy it, said Robinson when asked about weightlifting. I like the competition and everything that involves weightlifting. According to White, Marc has his work cut out for him to qualify for the state championship meet but is working hard in the weight room to make that happen. Andrew Strom, 16, is a junior and is in his third year of weightlifting. He is in the 139pound Weight Class. Strom has placed first in four out of six meets. Strom loves the challenges and pressure that weightlifting offers. His highest total of the year was 410 pounds with a bench press of 205 pounds and a clean jerk of 205 pounds. Marc Robinson Andrew Strom Tinarus "Tank Irvine Zack Sprenkle

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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 MOBILE HOME FOR SALE FOR SALE FOR SALE WANTED FOR RENT HELP WANTED HELP WANTED Buy, Sell or Trade In The ClassiedsOne Mans Junk Is Another Mans Treasure -Call 973-4141 www.greenepublishing.com SERVICES Classifieds . . . . . .12A Madison County Carrier Wednesday, March 26, 2014 FLORIDA PRESS SERVICES, INC. STATEWIDE CLASSIFIED PROGRAM STATEWIDE CLASSIFIED ADS FOR 3/24/2014 THROUGH 3/30/2014I 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).3/26 rtn, n/cPageant and Prom Dresses For Sale:Size 3 children's white long dress, worn as ower girl dress, sequin/beadwork all on bodice, sequin/beadwork/ appliques on bottom, built-in crinoline. $50. 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Size 14 (child's size 14 but dress is for a teen division approximately 13-15) GORGEOUS lime green dress, strapless but with spaghetti straps that criss cross across the back, sequins spotted across the entire gown, built-in crinoline absolutely gorgeous. $250.Call Emerald Greene (850) 973-3497 Leave a message. Ofce Building For Rent Across the street from the Courthouse, on Shelby Street. (between Owens Propane and Burnette Plumbing) Newly Renovated 1120 square foot. Call Emerald Greene 850-973-4141.10/16 rtn, n/c Madison Heights Apartments 1,2,3 & 4 bedroom apts. Section 8 Housing designed for low income families 150 SW Bumgardner Dr. Madison, FL Phone 850-973-4290 TDD 711 Equal Housing Opportunity6/22, rtn, 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. 386-362-1065.3/5 3/26, pd1/4 inch coat galvanized steel cable for sale .15 cent a foot. We have as much as you need. (850) 464-3041.3/12 rtn, n/cNewspaper Bundles For Sale $1 each Greene Publishing, Inc. 1695 S. SR 53 in Madison (850) 973-4141.3/12 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. $350/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. $200 OBO. Call 229-460-5296.3/21 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 MondayJust 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. 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www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, March 26, 2014 Madison County Carrier 13A D e a d l i n e f o r L e g a l s E v e r y M o n d a y a n d W e d n e s d a y 3 p m L e g a l s 3/19, 3/26, 4/2, 4/9 3/19, 3/26, 4/2, 4/9 3/19, 3/26 NOTICE There will be a Special Meeting of the Aucilla Area Solid Waste Administration on March 31, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. in the Board Room of the Aucilla Area Solid Waste Facility located at 1313 S.W. Greenville Hills Road Greenville, Florida. If you have any question please contact 850-948-4875.3/26 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS FOR A SPECIAL EXCEPTION USE The Madison County Planning & Zoning Board and Board of County Commissioners will hold public hearings in the County Commission Meeting Room, Courthouse Annex, 229 SW Pinckney Street, Madison, Florida. The rst public hearing with the Planning & Zoning Board will be on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. or soon as the matter can be heard. The second public hearing with the Board of County Commissioners will be held on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 4:00 p.m., or soon as the matter can be heard, on the following application for Special Exception: APPLICATION: A request by James Johnston with Shutts & Bowen, LLP on behalf of Verizon Wireless, to be granted a Special Exception Use to permit a 260 foot Communication Tower for cellular service coverage on the following property: A portion of tax parcel ID#18-2S-08-0838-004-000 Said lands situate, lying and being in Madison County, Florida. A copy of the proposed site application is available for inspection by the public during normal business hours at the Madison County Courthouse Annex, Planning Department, Room 219, Madison, FL 32340. or you may contact Jeanne Bass, at (850) 973-3179 for additional information. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in meetings of the Board, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Tim Sanders, Clerk of Court, at Post Ofce Box 237, Madison, Florida 32341, telephone: (850)973-1500, at least 48 hours prior to the meeting. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please call 1-800-955-8771. All interested parties may appear at the Public Hearing and be heard with respect to the above referenced application. Any persons wishing to appeal any decision made at the above referenced public hearing will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made.3/26 NOTICE OF INTENTION OF THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA TO CONSIDER AN EXCHANGE OF COUNTY PROPERTY FOR OTHER REAL PROPERTY _________________________________________________________________ NOTICE IS GIVEN of the intention of the Board of County Commissioners of Madison County, Florida, to consider a proposed resolution authorizing the exchange of certain real property owned by the County for other real property owned by a private party at the meeting of the Board which will be held as follows: DATE:April 9, 2014 TIME:9:00 a.m. PLACE:The Board of County Commissioners Meeting Room Room No. 107 Madison County Courthouse Annex 229 S.W. Pinckney Street Madison, Florida 32340 Terms of the Proposed Exchange 1.The County shall receive that certain parcel of real property located in Madison County, Florida and more particularly described as follows: A portion of Sections 8 and 17, Township 1 South, Range 10 East, Madison County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: BEGIN at an iron pipe marking the southwest corner of the Southeast Quarter (SE 1/4) of said Section 8; thence North 00 West along the west line of said SE 1/4 a distance of 47.07 feet to the intersection of said west line with the northerly and westerly proposed right of way line of SE Balboa Drive (60 foot proposed right of way); thence along said right of way line the following courses: South 89 East a distance of 1081.53 feet to the point of curvature of a circular curve to the left having a radius of 155.00 feet and a central angle of 911; thence along said curve an arc distance of 246.72 feet (Chord: North 44 East, 221.48 feet) to the point of tangency of said curve; thence North 0146 West a distance of 1830.01 feet; thence North 00 West a distance of 453.11 feet to the point of curvature of a circular curve to the right having a radius of 455.00 feet and a central angle of 45; thence along said curve an arc distance of 358.54 feet (Chord: North 21 East, 349.34 feet) to the point of tangency of said curve; thence North 4439 East a distance of 748.82 feet; thence North 44 East a distance of 814.24 feet to the point of curvature of a circular curve to the left having a radius of 395.00 feet and a central angle of 11; thence along said curve an arc distance of 82.36 feet (Chord: North 381 East, 82.21 feet) to the intersection of said proposed right of way line with the north line of the Southeast Quarter (SE 1/4) of the Northeast Quarter (NE 1/4) of said Section 8; thence North 89 East along said north line a distance of 69.64 feet to the intersection of said north line with the easterly and southerly proposed right of way line of SE Balboa Drive, said point lying on a non-tangent circular curve to the right having a radius of 455.00 feet and a central angle of 16; thence along said proposed curved right of way line an arc distance of 132.82 feet (Chord: South 35 West, 132.34 feet) to the point of tangency of said curve; thence continuing along said proposed right of way line the following courses: South 44 West a distance of 814.38 feet; thence South 44 West a distance of 748.96 feet to the point of curvature of a circular curve to the left having a radius of 395.00 feet and a central angle of 193; thence along said curve an arc distance of 136.07 feet (Chord: South 34 West, 135.40 feet) to the intersection of said proposed easterly right of way line with the south line of the Southeast Quarter (SE 1/4) of the Northeast Quarter (NE 1/4) of said Section 8; thence South 899 West along said south line a distance of 38.22 feet to northeast corner of the West Half (W 1/2) of the Southeast Quarter (SE 1/4) of said Section 8; thence South 00 East along the east line of said W 1/2 of SE 1/4 a distance of 2529.36 feet to the intersection of said east line with the southerly proposed right of way line of SE Balboa Drive, said point lying on a non-tangent circular curve to the right having a radius of 215.00 feet and a central angle of 69; thence along said proposed curved right of way line an arc distance of 262.36 feet (Chord: South 551 West, 246.38 feet) to the point of tangency of said curve; thence North 89 West a distance of 582.55 feet to the intersection of said proposed southerly right of way line with the westerly line of those lands described in O.R. Book 935, page 294 of the Public Records of Madison County, Florida; thence North 16 East a distance of 17.64 feet to the northwest corner of said O.R. Book 935, page 294, said point lying on the south line of said Section 8; thence South 89 West along said south line of Section 8 a distance of 503.17 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Containing 7.28 acres, more or less. SUBJECT TO existing county road right-of-way. Said lands situate, lying and being in Madison County, Florida. 2.The County shall give up that certain parcel of real property located in Madison County, Florida and more particularly described as follows: A portion of Sections 7 and 18, Township 1 South, Range 10 East, being a portion of the present right of way of SE Balboa Drive, being more particularly described as follows: COMMENCE at a concrete monument marking the northeast corner of the Southwest Quarter (SW 1/4) of Northeast Quarter (NE 1/4) of said Section 18; thence South 89 West a distance of 302.61 feet; thence along the right of way line of said SE Balboa Drive the following courses: North 00 West a distance of 148.80 feet; thence South 89 West a distance of 60.00 feet; thence South 00 East a distance of 114.83 feet; thence South 89 West a distance of 1901.89 feet to the intersection of the northerly right of way line of SE Balboa Drive with the easterly right of way line of State Road 53, said point marking the POINT OF BEGINNING of the following described parcel; thence North 89 East along the northerly right of way line of SE Balboa Drive a distance of 265.02 feet; thence leaving said northerly right of way line South 73 West a distance of 229.91 feet to said easterly right of way line of State Road 53; thence North 36 West along said right of way line a distance of 75.00 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING. Containing 0.186 acres, more or less. Said lands situate, lying and being in Madison County, Florida. 3.No money shall be paid or received by the County except that the County shall pay for all costs of the exchange including, without limitation, closing costs, recording costs, documentary stamp taxes. The proposed resolution may be considered by the Board at any time during the above meeting. The proposed resolution may be inspected by the public during regular business hours at the ofce of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Madison County, Florida, in the Madison County Courthouse, Madison, Florida. All interested parties may appear at the above meeting and be heard with respect to the proposed resolution. The proposed resolution may be modied at the above meeting. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in such meeting, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Tim Sanders, Clerk of Court, at Post Ofce Box 237, Madison, Florida 32341, telephone:(850) 973-1500, at least 3 working days prior to the meeting date; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at such meeting he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based. DATED on March 12, 2014. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA BY: /s/ Tim Sanders Tim Sanders, Clerk3/26, 4/2

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www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, March 26, 2014 14A Madison County CarrierFARM/OUTDOORS FWC Seeks Public Input On Deer Management In North, Central FloridaThe Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) seeks input and invites the public to a series of meetings starting April 1 on deer management in hunting zones B and C in north and central Florida. The FWC is in the process of establishing deer management units (DMUs) throughout the state. DMUs are intended to allow the FWC more exibility with deer management based upon deer populations, habitat conditions and public preference within each of the units. All meetings are from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the following locations and dates: Chieand Tuesday, April 1, at the Tommy Usher Community Center, 506 SW 4th Ave. Monticello Thursday, April 3, at the Monticello Opera House, 185 W. Washington St. Sebring Monday, April 7, at Chateau Elan, 150 Midway Drive. Lakeland Tuesday, April 8, at the Ramada Lakeland Hotel and Conference Center, 3260 U.S. Highway 98 N. Tampa Wednesday, April 9, at the Southwest Florida Water Management District, Tampa Governing Board Room, 7601 U.S. Hwy. 301 N. Lake City Monday, April 21, at the Holiday Inn Lake City, 213 SW Commerce Drive. DeLand Wednesday, April 23, at First Baptist Church of DeLand, 725 N. Woodland Blvd. Vero Beach Thursday, April 24, at Bethel Creek House, 4405 Hwy. A1A. At the meetings, plans for using DMUs will be explained and all participants will have an opportunity to provide input. The FWC seeks public preferences on deer management options such as the size of the population, greater antler regulations, bag limits, antlerless deer days and other deer-related issues. Following the public meetings, four technical assistance groups will be formed, made up of members of the public. These groups will meet and work to create goals and objectives for deer management in their respective DMUs. Anyone interested in being on one of these groups will get the opportunity to apply. For those who cannot attend any of the meetings, there will be followup opportunities to participate in a webinar and to view an online presentation where comments may be submitted. Information on all of this will be available soon at MyFWC.com/Deer. More information about the proposed DMUs, technical assistance groups and a meeting agenda is at MyFWC.com/Deer. Also, results and a nal report from previous such meetings that took place in the Panhandle and South Florida can be found there. For more information, contact Cory Morea at 850-617-9487 or Christine Denny at 352-327-3269.Meetings To Be Held Locally In Monticello & Lake City-Florida Farm Bureau Women Attend State Annual Womens ConferenceThe Madison County Farm Bureau was well represented at the Annual State Womens Conference which was held recently in Daytona Beach, Florida. This Annual Meeting is held each year as a Leadership venue for over 100 Farm Bureau Women from all over the state. Madison County Farm Bureau had seven ladies to attend this year. A certain highlight of this years event was a Farm Tour of several Volusia county agricultural operations. One stop was a huge fernery and a really good tour stop was an orchid and rare plant nursery. The largest farm stop was at a huge horse farm. During the meeting part of the event, the ladies heard speakers talk about all the Misinformation that is being placed in the national media about animal agriculture and what they can do to work with local and state media to combat this misinformation. Madison County Farm Bureau has always been extremely involved with the State Womens Program in Farm Bureau. Photo SubmittedThe Madison County Farm Bureau was well represented at the Annual State Womens Conference. Pictured left to right: Lacey Hudson, Ginny Paarlberg, Brenda Pitts, Rosemary Haire, Jennifer Greene, Maria Greene & Lindsey Lawson.

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2B Madison County Carrier Wednesday, March 26, 2014 Path of Faith By Jacob Bembry Greene Publishing, Inc. The building located at 1376 SW Grand Street in Greenville doesn't look like a church; it looks like an old converted store front. Other ministries have been birthed out of storefronts, though. A pastor named John O'Steen began preaching in an old feed store in Houston, Texas. That church became a mega church before Pastor O'Steen died. While the building doesn't look like a church, one need only walk inside to experience that it is. The ministry of Renewed Life Outreach Center represents a homecoming of sorts for its pastor, Chris Peterson. Pastor Chris was called into the ministry at the young age of 21, just a year after he had been saved at the age of 20 in Aug. 1992. He began teaching the adult Sunday School class at the now abandoned Church of God in Greenville. The building stands as a sentinel on the eastern outskirts of the town, but it has sent people like Pastor Chris and his brother, John Peterson, into the world to proclaim the saving power of the blood of Jesus Christ. Others have gone to other countries, like Walter Davis, former pastor, and his wife, Carla. Pastor Chris began minstering where he found people he could proclaim the goodness of Christ to. He ministered in jails and in prisons and in the streets. When he was called to preach at a church, he would go minister there. In 2000, Chris was called to an evangelistic meeting at Abundant Life Church in Lloyd. He became the associate pastor, and after the pastor left, he became the senior pastor. Years later, Pastor Chris felt God calling him to another place and he began evangelizing. He went to seminary in Tallahassee and finished his bachelor's degree in ministry. He even got to teach at the college, because of his life experience as a minister. Chris felt God beckoning him to do something else in ministry. He said God wanted him and his family to do something closer to where they were. Greenville was the answer and in one weekend, he had secured the building at 1376 SW Grand Street for the church. The first Sunday at the church Sept. 23, 2012 the service had only five people. Those five people were he, his wife, his two sons and his nephew. Since then, the church has grown, sometimes having 60 people in attendance. Vanessa Unglaub, a member of the church, said that Pastor Chris has been very dear to her and her husband. He has been a true brother to me, she said. I have learned to 'put feet' to the gospel I know in my heart. He has taught me how to be a 'true disciple.' Renewed Life Outreach Center is a nondenominational church but Unglaub said there are a few there who would say they are Pentecostal in our blood. Unglaub said the services at the church begin with spiritfilled worship and then a powerful message from the pastor. Saturated with Scriptures and animated with his own personal stories, the sermons are followed by a powerful prayer, which Pastor Chris prays with full conviction, expecting God to answer. One of the outreaches that the church has planned for the town that it calls home is a service at Haffye Hays Park on Saturday, April 26. The crowd will also be fed that day and the church is expecting to feed approximately 500 people, maybe more. Desmond Roberson will lead the worship music for the event and Pastor Chris will preach to those in attendance. Sunday morning services begin at Renewed Life Outreach Center at 11 a.m. On Tuesday evenings, beginning at 7 p.m., there is a prayer meeting. A women's meeting is held at the church every third Monday of the month at 7 p.m. Pastor Chris, his wife, Jerri, and their two sons, Micah and Jeremiah, are happy to be serving at Renewed Life Outreach Center and are looking to expand, as they are looking at a larger building to hold services in. We're just putting one foot in front of the other, Chris said, saying they were moving forward.Church Hopes To Reach Out And Give Greenville Renewed Life Photo submittedPastor Chris Peterson and his wife, Jerri, welcome everyone to attend Renewed Life Outreach Center in Greenville. Photo SubmittedRenewed Life Outreach Center serves spiritual needs in Greenville.

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Madison County Carrier Wednesday, March 26, 2014 3B Path of Faith Photo submittedBishop Mike Carson, seat left is shown with his wife, Angie, and sons, Joshua, standing left, and Jonah. He is the guest speaker at a revival at Midway Church of God and will speak at Shiloh M.B. Church's Holy Week service. Familiar Face To Lead Revival And To Speak At Holy Week Service By Jacob Bembry Greene Publishing, Inc. When the people at Midway Church of God look at the podium during revival this week, they will see a face that has become familiar to them and many people in Madison and Suwannee Counties over the past 12 years. They will see a tenacious minister who peppers his messages with humor and seems to preach Heaven down. They will see a family man, who is fiercely loyal to his wife of 28 years, Angie, and sons, Joshua True, 19, and Jonah Blue, 13. They will look and know that they see a man of God, who is their friend and not afraid to share what God has laid on his heart. Bishop Mike Carson will also be speaking at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church during their Holy Week service on Tuesday, April 15. He is the kind of minister who can cross the racial divide and be as welcome in an African American church, as well as a white church. He used to pastor a predominantly black church in Atlanta, Ga., and was one of only five white graduates in his class from the now defunct Havana Northside High School in Gadsden County. Bishop Carson is usually stuck in one speed when he is preaching and that speed is wide open. He is dedicated to seeing souls saved and people healed. The first church he pastored was Evangel Worship Center in Marianna. From there, he went to Telogia Assembly of God, before going into Georgia and pastoring Zion Grove Assembly of God and Ellenwood Assembly of God. He next became a youth pastor at Living Waters Church of God in Ocala, the third largest Church of God in Florida. He then began an evangelistic career and under the tutelage of Pastor Fred Watson at Live Oak Church of God and Pastor Retis Flowers of Midway Church of God, he became a fixture every year for revivals in the area. He became the state evangelist for the Church of God in Tennessee. Soon, Bishop Carson felt he was being called back into the pastoral ministry and answered the call at Lafayette Church of God in Lafayette, Tenn. The church grew by leaps and bounds under his ministry as God poured out his blessings upon the congregation. The state of Florida began calling his name again, though, and he returned home to be close to his parents and to become the pastor at Dowling Park Church of God. Since his arrival, the church, which had almost shut its doors, has begun to grow with services held Sunday mornings and youth services on Tuesday and Family Training Hour on Wednesday. Bishop Carson is also leading the church in outreach ministry. The church has an emergency food pantry which he hopes to see grow into a place where food can be distributed at least once a month to more members of the community. The church is also holding an Easter egg hunt the Saturday before Easter and they hope to have over 100 children attend. We are looking to bring healing by using the three Rs, he said. We've adopted this from the Church of God's Vital Initiative. The three Rs are to Revalue our community, Reclaim our community and Revive our community. The revival at Midway Church of God will run Wednesday through Friday with services beginning at 7 p.m. each evening. Everyone is welcome.

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By Jacob Bembry Greene Publishing, Inc. A few years ago, Bryan Phillips worked in a job where he had the privilege of saving lives; he was an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) for Madison County EMS. Still, he found himself unsatisfied with his career. Something bigger, something stronger kept tugging at his heart. One day, he went home and told his parents, Henry and Susan Phillips, that he was going to enter the ministry. Bryan enrolled at the Baptist College of Florida in Graceville, where he graduated in May 2012. It was there that he met his wife, April. It was also in West Florida that he became a pastor for the first time, as he became the youth pastor at Piney Road Baptist Church in Cottondale in August 2010. Bryan had spoken at Faith Baptist Church in Madison in February. The church was diligently seeking a pastor to replace the former one, Rev. Delbert Redditt, who now pastors as the First Baptist Church of Bratt, just north of Pensacola on the Florida-Alabama line. Shortly afterward, Faith Baptist called Bryan and April Phillips to come serve at their church, with Bryan as pastor. These days, the young Phillips is no longer responsible for saving lives; he is responsible for telling others how their souls can be saved through knowing Jesus Christ. Bryan said that he and April are excited about the opportunity to serve the church and the Madison community. The newly elected pastor said that, while his wife was nervous at first about the move to Madison, because she had grown up in a city, she is happy with the move now. He said that it affords him the opportunity to help out with any labor on his family farm in Lee that may be needed and he gets to see many familiar faces. We're committed to seeing the church ministry grow, Bryan said. After serving his last Sunday in Cottondale, Bryan preached his first sermon as the pastor of Faith Baptist Church on Sunday, March 16. He said that the Faith Baptist Church had welcomed he and his wife with open arms. They have been very loving and enthusiastic, he said. They are very committed to seeing the church's ministry grow. If anyone does not have a home church and is looking for one to attend, they may want to drop in at Faith Baptist, located at 1135 East US 90 in Madison. For any others wishing to hear Bryan Phillips speak, he will be the guest speaker at the Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church Holy Week service on Thursday, April 17. Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church is located at 518 Dade Street in Madison. Madison County Carrier Wednesday, March 26, 2014 5B Path of Faith Faith Baptist Church Welcomes Bryan Phillips As New Pastor Photo submittedRev. Bryan Phillips and his wife, April, are excited about the opportunity to serve at Faith Baptist Church, where Bryan preached his first sermon as pastor on March 16. Cherry Lake Baptist Church Revival Services SetBy Jacob Bembry Greene Publishing, Inc. Revival: An awakening, in a church or community, of interest in and care for matters relating to personal religion. Dictionary.com Folks in Cherry Lake prepare for the awakening as revival services begin at Cherry Lake First Baptist Church on Sunday evening, April 13, at 6 p.m. Each evening will feature different musicians and different speakers, bringing the Good News of Jesus Christ to a congregation hungry to hear the Word. The Monday through Wednesday evening services begin at 7 p.m., each night, Monday, April 14-Wednesday, April 16. Cherry Lake First Baptist Church is located at 175 NE Cherry Lake Circle in Cherry Lake. Everyone is invited to attend and worship with the congregation at Cherry Lake First Baptist Church. Dr. Murrell Bennett is the pastor.

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Path of Faith 6B Madison County Carrier Wednesday, March 26, 2014 Church Calendar March 26-28Bishop Mike Carson, pastor of Dowling Park Church of God, will be the guest speaker at revival services March 26-28 at Midway Church of God. Services begin at 7 p.m. each evening. Everyone is welcome to attend and be revived at Midway Church of God, located at 2849 SE Midway Church Road, just off County Road 255, south of Interstate 10, Exit 262, and off Highway 53 South, south of I10, exit 255. March 30The Lighthouse Children's Home Choir will be the guest singers and Rev. Joshua Wynn, pastor of Philadelphia Baptist Church in Suwannee County, will be the guest speaker at the Sirmans Baptist Church homecoming on Sunday, March 30. Service begins at 10:30 a.m. A fellowship dinner on the grounds will follow the morning service. Everyone is welcome. Sirmans Baptist Church is located at 168 SW Sirmans Church Way, south of Greenville, off Highway 221, south of Interstate 10, exit 241. April 13The Lighthouse Children's Home Choir will perform a gospel concert at Renewed Life Outreach Center in Greenville on Sunday morning, April 13, at 11 a.m. Renewed Life Outreach Center is located at 1376 Grand Street. A love offering will be accepted for the Lighthouse Children's Home. A fellowship dinner will immediately follow the service. Everyone is welcome. April 13-16Cherry Lake Baptist Church will hold revival services beginning Sunday evening, April 13, at 6 p.m. Services for Monday, April 14, through Wednesday, April 16, will begin at 7 p.m. There will be special music and guest speakers each evening. Everyone is welcome to attend. Dr. Murrell Bennett is the pastor. April 14Rev. Steve McHargue, of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, will be the guest speaker at the Holy Week Service to be held Monday, April 14, at Grace Presbyterian Church, located at 668 North Washington Street in Madison. A lunch will be served following the service. April 14-18Churches in the western part of Madison County will hold Holy Week services as well as a meal, beginning at 6:30 p.m., each evening. The nights for each church and the speakers have not been announced yet, but churches participating are Greenville Baptist, St. John's Baptist, Sirmans Baptist, New Home Baptist and Hopewell Baptist. If anyone needs any information or would like to volunteer to help with duties, such as cooking, please call Jimmy Fletcher, pastor of Sirmans Baptist, at (850) 869-0269.April 15Bishop Mike Carson, of Dowling Park Church of God, will be the guest speaker for the Holy Week service to be held Tuesday, April 15, at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, located at 221 SW Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive in Madison. Rev. Marcus Hawkins is the church's pastor. A lunch will be served following the service.

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The cry "Behold, the Bridegroom Cometh" is ringing throughout the world today. The urgency of this cry is being broadcast on the radio, television and various internet media. Even though this cry is carried throughout the world, and many people are hearing it, still a very large majority of those are out shopping for the "right religion;" one that will satisfy their desire to be religious, soothe their conscience, and scratch their itching ears. (Matt. 25:10; 2 Tim 4:3-4) In Matthew 25, Jesus spoke of those not prepared for the coming of the Bridegroom or the Marriage Supper and made it clear that they were lacking in their preparation. They did not have enough oil in their vessels, and while they shopped," the Bridegroom came and it was too late for them because the door was shut. (Matt. 25:1-8-10) They were grievously disappointed when they were turned away. (Matt. 25:11-12) After their rejection, He linked this directly to those who may not be prepared for His Second Coming by offering a warning: "Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh." (Matt. 25:13) Again, when the Bridegroom returns, it will be sudden and unexpected as a thief. (1 Thess. 5:2; Rev. 3:3; Rev. 16:15) For the second time, Jesus stressed the consequences for not preparing for His coming. He said, "24Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able. 25When once the master of the house is risen up, and hath shut to the door, and ye begin to stand without, and to knock at the door, saying, Lord, Lord, open unto us; and he shall answer and say unto you, I know you not whence ye are: 26Then shall ye begin to say, We have eatenand drunk in thy presence, and thou hast taught in our streets. 27But he shall say, I tell you, I know you not whence ye are; depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity." (Luke 13:24-27) We would do well to heed the words of the Apostle John as he encouraged his readers, And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming. (1 John 2:28) At the minimum there are five things that a believer must do in order to prepare for the returning of Jesus. 1. Be Ready Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh. ( Matt. 24:44) Whatever it takes to get ready, do it immediately for He could come at any hour. 2. Be Watching Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is. (Mark 13:33; Luke 12:36-40; 21:36) Be sober and clear minded about the Scriptures so no one can deceive you or take your crown. (Rev. 3:11) 3. Take Heed (meaning: to hold the mind towards, i.e. pay attention to, be cautious about, apply oneself to, adhere to) Luke 21:34 "And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares." That day will come as a Snare (Something hidden from view) Luke 21:35 For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth." Keep (Guard) thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life." (Prov. 4:23) 4. 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