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Madison County carrier
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Began Aug. 5, 1964.
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Co-publisher: Mary Ellen Greene.
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Submitted by Madison County Sheriff’s OfceMadison County Sheriff Ben Stewart reports that on Sunday, April 13, at 1:51 p.m., deputies of the Madison County Sheriff’s Ofce were dispatched to 7268 NE Rocky Ford Road in Madison regarding an altercation involving a rearm. Upon arrival deputies spoke with the victim who reported that he and Jason Stephenson were engaged in a verbal argument when Stephenson retrieved a .38 caliber handgun and stuck it to the victim’s chest stating he would kill the victim. Stephenson was located at the same address and denied getting or using a gun, however, when confronted with the statements from independent witnesses, Stephenson changed his story. Stephenson admitted to arming himself with a .38 caliber handgun and pointing the gun at the chest of the victim while threatening to kill him. Stephenson further stated that he hid the gun in a eld once Law Enforcement had been called. Deputies were able to locate and seize the handgun as evidence and arrested Stephenson without further incident. Stephenson was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. By Jessie R. BoxGreene Publishing, Inc. City of Madison Police Department Patrolman Joey Smith was dispatched to D&C Wireless and Services on 177 SW Horry Ave., in reference to an active alarm, Wednesday, April 9 at 4:30 a.m. According to the Madison Police Department report, Sgt. Chris Cooks discovered the side window had been broken and Patrolman Smith noticed the front door was opened. A Madison County Sheriff’s Ofce K-9 unit and Smith cleared the building while Sgt. Cooks covered the window and the rear door. Smith viewed the surveillance footage and observed a young black male inside the store running towards the front door. Sgt. Cooks arrived at the Madison Police Department on Thursday, April 10 at 7:40 p.m. with Raven Robinson, 12, and his mother for questioning. Robinson gave Sgt. Cooks a statement advising that he was the one who broke into the business and advised that he took the items that were taken from D&C Wireless and Services. The items taken were an iPhone 4s, Verizon Nokia and two iPhone cases. Robinson was charged with burglary to structure unarmed and grand theft. By Jessie R. BoxGreene Publishing, Inc.Thursday, April 17The Dessert Bake-Off at Bali’s Florist and Coffee Corner. Judging starts at 5:30 p.m. Barbeque Cook-Off  at 5 p.m. at Four Freedoms Park. Pet Contest at 6  p.m. at the Gazebo at Four Freedoms Park. Friday, April 18 The Citizens of the  Year Announcement and Award Presentation at 6 p.m. at Pickney St. between the Courthouse and Annex. Becky’s Dance  Steps Studio Recital follows the Citizen of the Year Announcement. The History Chan nel’s AxMen from Season seven, the Dreadknots, will be giving autographs at Lanier Field, located just behind O’Neal’s Restaurant and just off U.S. Hwy. 90 in Madison. Dessert Bake-Off  tasting from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Bali’s Florist and Coffee Corner. Pastor Rick Lane of  Amazing Horse Ministries tells the story about the wild horse he bought named Ragan and their journey toWed. April 16, 2014VOL. 50 NO. 35 www.greenepublishing.com 50 cents Index 2 Sections, 28 Pages Local Weather Viewpoints 2A Around Madison 3-9A, 12A School Related Personnel 10A 9-1-1 Dispatch 11A Sports 13A Classieds 14A Legals 15A Path of Faith Section B High Speed Chase Through Madison and Suwannee CountySubmitted by Madison County Sheriff’s OfceMadison County Sheriff Ben Stewart reports that on Saturday, April 12, at 4:45 p.m. deputies of the Madison County Sheriff’s Ofce were working a trafc enforcement detail on Interstate 10 when they clocked a White 2012 Chevrolet four door sedan at 102 miles per hour. As deputies were attempting to catch up to the Chevrolet they were informed by communications that they were receiving several complaints on this vehicle driving recklessly and that the vehicle had just ed from a Florida Highway Patrol State Trooper several miles back. Deputies were able to catch up to the Chevrolet and attempted to conduct a trafc stop; however, the Chevrolet increased speed and actively began to ee deputies. Deputies continued pursuit and the Chevrolet exited the Interstate at Highway 255 in Lee, ran the stop sign at the bottom ofSee Chase On Page 3A Lavary Copeland Jean Marcelin Teresa Jennings Wins School Related Employee Of The Year AwardGreene Publising, Inc. Photo By Jessie Box, April 4, 2014Superintendent Doug Brown (right) presents Teresa Jennings (left) with the School Related Employee of the Year Award for 2013-2014. Jennings became emotional as Brown presented her with the award. Jennings also received the Greenville Elementary School Employee of the Year award. See page 10A for full coverage of the banquet. New Tolls Fee ScamSubmitted by the Madison County Sheriff’s OfceMadison County Sheriff Ben Stewart wants all citizens to be aware of the most recent “SCAM” originating in the South Florida area but now citizens of Madison County are experiencing the same. This most recent “SCAM” involves an alleged company “Toll Enforcement LLC,” that in fact does not exist, sending fraudulent notices to motorists in an attempt to collect unpaid tolls. Citizens are receiving a letter that is being circulated by Toll Enforcement, LLC that says ‘Final Warning Notice’ and proceeds to ask the recipient to immediately pay outstanding toll amounts. The notices started being received by Madison County residents as recent as last week and directing recipients to send a cashier’s check or money order for $57 to an address near Doral to cover outstanding tolls of $7, plus a $50 fee. The letter also warns that the payment must be made or the owner faces immobilization of the vehicle, suspension of their driver’s license or additional fees of $500. Sheriff Stewart reminds motorists that toll violations or warnings from the department will be printed in ofcial document form and will prominently feature the date, time and location of the alleged infraction as well as a photo of the vehicle passing through a toll plaza. For more information, contact the Sheriff’s Ofce Investigation Unit or the Florida Department of Transportation Department’s fraud unit at (800) 2558099. David Abercrombie Receives “Hospital Leader of the Year” Award HomeTown Health, an association of 70 rural hospitals in the Southeast, selected David Abercrombie, CEO of Madison County Memorial Hospital, as the recipient of the Florida Division’s 2014 Hospital Leader of the Year award at the HomeTown Health Winter Conference held in Orlando on February 17 – 19. At a time when health care is facing drastic changes and revolutionary revisions to the delivery of health care, “David has exhibited courageous efforts to preserve and promote rural healthcare in Madison and because of his outstanding achievements HomeTown Health, LLC is proud to announce that David Abercrombie is awarded the 2014 HomeTown Health Florida Hospital Leader of the Year Award,” stated HomeTown’s Managing Director, Kathy Whitmire as she presented this coveted award. This award is presented by HomeTown Health to individuals who exhibit extraordinary talents and skills in positively inuencing the delivery of health care in Florida. The healthcare industry needs capable leaders more than ever and David is one of those very gifted people. HomeTown Health is pleased to recognize David Abercrombie, whose efforts truly constitute a contribution to the betterment of mankind where few people have the opportunity to make that kind of contribution. HomeTown Health, LLC is an organization of more than 70 rural and small hospitals, located throughout the Southeast, who collectively pursue ways to help our hospitals survive in this environment of constant changes to reimbursement and huge budget cuts from the state and federal level. The mission of HomeTown Health is to ensure that rural healthcare in Georgia is preserved at the local community level wherever possible and that a continuum of care is available to the rural populations of Georgia. Down Home Days Festival, Parade And Rodeo Is ComingSee Down Home Days On Page 3AJuvenile Burglarizes D&C Wireless And Services Raven Robinson Local Man Threatens Man with FirearmJason Stephenson 91 1 Dispatcher’s SpotlightSee Page 11A

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Today, it is raining and I’m writing about food. It is well documented that events and environment affect the way we feel, and the way we eat. With that said, I 'm thinking about what I like to do and eat when the weather outside is dark and wet, and sometimes to me, gloomy. A quick search on Google tells me that most people want comfort food: soups, meat loaf, mac and cheese; hearty fare that comforts them from the storm and soothes their souls. As for me, rain tends to have a calming effect, sometimes so much so that I feel I need to counteract the calm with something stimulating. These are the days I want to clean house, go shopping, or participate in any other activity that keeps me moving. And if I cook, this would be the day to pull out that involved recipe I’ve wanted to try, but have never seemed to have time to do. On one of those days, I finally tried Julia Child’s Beef Bourguignon. If you love reading books or watching movies as well as you love food, you may have seen the movie “Julie & Julia,” or read the book, of a true story written by a woman who worked her way through a year, preparing every single dish inside of Julia Child’s “Mastering the Art of French Cooking.” After watching the movie, a scene inspired me, as well as many others, to try this complex dish. Even though it is time consuming to make, the efforts are well worth the outcome. It is by far, one of the best dishes I have ever eaten. The recipe is lengthier than I have space to have printed here, but if you have the cookbook, or want to search it on the Internet, you should try this recipe, at least one time. If you do, you may be tempted to leave out steps, or make substitutions, don’t! Outside of food allergies, I think the dish deserves to be made as written. Then if you want to cut steps or make substitutions, see if you can bring yourself to do it. My guess is, you won’t. So the next time a rainy day comes your way, pull out the recipe and give it a try. If you really want to be inspired, you can do what I do…put in the movie “Julie & Julia” and cook along beside them. After trying this dish, like me, you may be happy to wake up hearing raindrops.Not long ago, I was walking across the campus at NFCC when a young student asked me the time. I glanced at my wrist watch and told her the current time. That seemed to satisfy her curiosity and we both went about our separate business. But something bothered me about this encounter – who doesn’t know what time it is? You may have heard of time referred to as the fourth dimension (after length, width and height). Time is second nature to me. About the only time I’m not wearing a watch is when I’m in the shower or the pool. If I spent a lot of time in the water, I’d probably own a diver’s waterproof watch. I probably got my rst wrist watch when I was 13 or 14. It was a Waltham and a good watch for those days. Today, watches are so much more plentiful and affordable. For maybe $20, you can buy a watch that will keep good time and last for 2-3 years before the battery or band gives out and you need to purchase a replacement. Of course, you can pay thousands of dollars for a real quality watch that doubles as a handsome piece of jewelry, but I don’t know that it would keep time more reliably ov er the short run than the $20 variety. My military training really indoctrinated me into how important time was. In my rst summer as an Air Force cadet, our upperclassmen took away every ability we had to tell time – watches, clocks, alarms, etc. The theory was, ‘we will tell you where you need to be and what you need to wear with 5 minutes to spare.’ Under those circumstances, you quickly learn how to move and organize your life. Once the rst summer was nished and we were into the academic year, they returned our watches and clocks. We now knew how to properly organize our time and promptly be on or ahead of schedule. After graduation when I went to ight school, time became paramount in mission planning and execution. When you are traveling at 540 knots, a second worth of time means that you have traveled nearly a thousand feet. Knowing precisely how much time has elapsed is vital to knowing where you are and what is supposed to happen next. Aviators call it situational awareness." It is vital to stay ahead of the aircraft; when you fall behind the jet, it is all but impossible to catch up. I haven’t own a fast-moving jet ghter in nearly thirty years, so my life has slowed consider ably, b ut the habits of knowing where you are; what time it is; and what to expect next haven’t changed. It is easier to compute because life is slower, but the fundamentals are the same. Back to my cadet days, I worked for a young ofcer by the name of Arlo P. Wenstrand who had a maxim I’ve never forgotten: “If you’re not ve minutes early, you’re late.” I hate to be late. I hate to have people wait on me. I think if you’re chronically late, it is a sign of arrogance like, ‘my time is more important than your time.’ Here’s a tip for young people who are interviewing for a job: don’t be late … ever. It is better to arrive an hour early for an interview than one minute late. About three centuries ago, accurate time pieces were a rarity and they were vital for navigation at sea. It was easy to tell latitude (north-south) from the angle of the sun, but longitude (east-west) was often a guess. In the late 18thCentury, English clockmaker John Harrison invented the marine chronometer which greatly improved navigation at sea. It is so much easier today to know the time than when I was a lad. Our cellular phones tell us the time and warn us of appointments. Watches are cheap. When the battery nally gives out, throw it away and spend another $20 and you’re good to go. Don’t forget the basics: always know the time of day; know your schedule; be on time.www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, April 16, 2014 2A € Madison County CarrierVIEWPOINTS& OPINIONS National SecurityJoe Boyles Guest Columnist Searching For Ambrosia Rose KleinColumnistFood For A Rainy DayTime Beef Bourguignon Florida's Growing Alzheimer's Population Requires More ResearchThe number of Floridians affected with Alzheimer's is expected to grow by nearly 50 percent in the next decade, putting a strain on Florida's health care system and increasing costs for taxpayers, according to a new report from Florida TaxWatch. The report, Florida's Looming Alzheimer's Crisis, calls for additional research into Alzheimer's to prepare for the state's aging population and to seek a viable preventative treatment. "Florida must take steps to ensure the state has a sustainable long-term health care system to provide care for all Floridians," said Dominic M. Calabro, President and CEO of Florida TaxWatch, the independent, nonpartisan, nonprot taxpayer research institute and government watchdog. "Additional research will help Florida identify how to reduce costs associated with treating the elderly population, and allow Florida health care providers to deliver the highestquality care to its patients." By 2025, Florida is expected to have more than 700,000 Alzheimer's patients, who each had an average annual cost of care up to $56,000 in 2010. Better research into Alzheimer's disease could help reduce these treatment costs and allow for cost-effective quality care, according to the report. "With more than 480,000 Floridians affected by Alzheimer's today, the nancial, health, and emotional costs to caregivers is tremendous and will only continue to rise," said Tamara Y. Demko, JD, MPH, Director of the Florida TaxWatch Center for Health & Aging. "To realize the greatest cost-savings for Florida and ameliorate the impact to our aging population and their families, we must invest in nding treatments and possible preventive therapies now, before any damage, scal or physiological, becomes irreversible." As the Alzheimer's population grows, the costs for treatment are expected to also rise. Funding more Alzheimer's research in Florida should result in lower cost of care, improved health outcomes for patients, and a high-return on investment for Florida taxpayers. Just a reminder to everyone that you can read the actual Madison County Carrier and Madison Enterprise-Recorder newspapers online. The online edition of the newspaper (called an e-edition) is available not only on computers, but also on iPads, Kindles, other tablets, iPhones and Android phones. A one year subscription to the e-edition is only $25 per year. The online e-editions become available for viewing every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon. If you would like to subscribe to the e-edition and the print edition, you simply need to add ve dollars to the cost of the print subscription. Current print subscriptions are $35 in-county and $45 out-of-county. To view a sample of the e-edition, go to online.greenepublishing.com. To start your subscription today, or for more information, call (850) 973-4141 or email news@greenepublishing.com so we can get the information on how to get the online edition to you. Read Your Local Papers Online

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www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, April 16, 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 DunnBookkeeping 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) Woman Calls Police To Complain About Poor Pot Purchase In Lufkin, Texas, a woman was arrested after allegedly calling the Lufkin police department to complain about the poor quality of marijuana she had purchased from her dealer. When police responded to the home of 37-year-old Evelyn Hamilton, she told them her dealer refused to return her $40 after she complained the pot was only “seeds and residue.” After Hamilton pulled the marijuana out of her bra and showed it to the ofcers, she was arrested and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. Nursing Home Hires Stripper For Residents In West Babylon, N.Y., a Long Island nursing home is being sued by a resident’s son, after he discovered a picture of his mother at the home, slipping money into the briefs of a male stripper, hired by the Nursing Center. After nding the photo, Franklin Youngblood confronted a staff member and according to Youngblood, “the staffer lunged and tried to snatch the picture away.” According to attorney John Ray, “Plaintiff Bernice Youngblood was placed in apprehension of imminent, offensive, physical harm, as she was confused and bewildered as to why a muscular, almost nude man, was approaching her and placing his body and limbs over (her).” The lawsuit also stated Bernice was a traditional Baptist and a hardworking lady who had been deled and that the striptease had been done “for the perverse pleasure and enjoyment of the Defendant’s staff.” Mom Caught Shoplifting Blames 12-YearOld Daughter In Orland Park, Ill., a mother shopping with her three children, was caught shoplifting and after being caught, attempted to blame the crime on her 12-year-old daughter. A security guard at the Orland Square Mall allegedly witnessed Amani Ibrahim stufng eyeliner and other items into a shopping bag while inside a Sephora store, and prompting her daughter to take items as well. When Ibrahim tried to leave the store with her three children, the guard contained them until a police ofcer could arrive. Ibrahim reportedly told the ofcer the shoplifting was all her daughter’s idea and was the one who committed the theft. Ibrahim was taken into custody and charged with a felony after police discovered she had six previous theft convictions. Chase Cont. From Page 1Athe ramp and re-entered the Interstate Eastbound. The pursuit continued into Suwannee County where the driver of the Chevrolet reached speeds of 120 miles per hour and began passing other motorist in the emergency lane and grass median. Once the pursuit reached the Highway 90 exit in Suwannee County the Chevrolet exited the Interstate without slowing down and went East on Highway 90. A short distance later the Chevrolet attempted a U-Turn to get back on the Interstate and struck a Madison County Sheriff’s Ofce patrol vehicle causing the eeing Chevrolet to come to a stop. Deputies ordered both occupants out of the vehicle and placed them under arrest without further incident. The driver was identied as 21-year-old Larvary Wendell Copeland of St. Petersburg, and the passenger was identied as 23-year-old Jean Michael Marcelin of Tampa. During a search of the Chevrolet deputies discovered two bags of marijuana, currency and a 9mm semi auto handgun that had the identifying serial numbers led off. Larvary Wendell Copeland was charged with eeing or attempting to elude a law enforcement ofcer, felony possession of marijuana, possession of a rearm with serial numbers removed, possession of a rearm while committing a felony, possession of a rearm by a convicted felon, aggravated battery on a law enforcement ofcer and reckless driving. Jean Michael Marcelin, was charged with possession of a rearm by a convicted felon, possession of a rearm while committing a felony, possession of a rearm with serial numbers removed and felony possession of marijuana. Down Home Days Cont. From Page 1Agether to tame a superrebellious horse at 6:30 p.m., prior to the rodeo. The PCA Rodeo be gins at 8 p.m., at Lanier Field. Saturday, April 19 The Parade begins  at 10 a.m. Frog Hop at 1:30  p.m., on the East Courthouse Lawn. 5K Fitness Run be gins at 8 a.m. 1K Fitness Run be gins at 9 a.m. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., is  the Down Home Days Festival. The Circle Cross  Cowboy Band performs Gospel music at 6:30 p.m., prior to the Rodeo at Lanier Field. The PCA Rodeo be gins at 8 p.m., at Lanier Field. The parade will begin at O’Neal’s Restaurant and will continue down Highway 90 until Hancock Avenue. The vendors will be set up on Range Street this year. There are over 100 vendors. There will be an antique and classic car show, jeep and motorcycle show, a petting zoo, antique tractor and engine show throughout the festival.City Hall Closed For Good FridayMadison City Hall will be closed Friday, April 18, for Good Friday. All commercial trash dumpsters will be emptied on Thursday, April 17. Residential garbage will be picked up on both sides of the city on Monday, April 21. City And County: April Is Sexual Assault Awareness MonthBy Lynette Norris Greene Publishing, Inc.The statistics that Cherie Rowell of Refuge House presented to the County Commission are startling: Rape, sexual assault, and sexual harassment are widespread. Approximately one in ve women and one in 71 men will be raped at some point in their lives. When it comes to child abuse, one in six boys and one in four girls will experience sexual assault before the age of 18. Young people in the 12-17 age range are 2.5 times more likely to be victimized by sexual assault than adults. Sexual violence is widespread, affecting even small communities like Madison, and Rowell was addressing the need to raise awareness about the issue and begin educating the community about sexual violence prevention. Talking about the issues involved, speaking out against the harmful attitudes that allow or even encourage an underculture of sexual violence, or instigating community intervention programs are all positive steps in the right direction. The previous evening, she had also appeared at the City Commission meeting, where commissioners presented her with a Proclamation naming April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and this morning at the County Commission meeting, the County Commissioners followed suit, joining with the City of Madison in issuing a county-wide proclamation of April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month. As stated in the proclamation, “It's time for all of us to start conversations, take appropriate action, and support one another to create a safer environment for us all.” Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Rose Klein, April 8, 2014The Madison City Commissioners present representatives of Refuge House and the Apalachee Center with a proclamation naming April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Left to right are Commissioner Marcus Hawkins, Commissioner Ina Thompson, Syreeta McFarland-Rourk of the Apalachee Center, Cherie Rowell of Refuge House, Mayor Judy Townsend, Commissioner Jim Catron and Commissioner Rayne Cooks.Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Lynette Norris, April 9, 2014After appearing before the City Commission the day before, Cherie Rowell of Refuge House also visited the County Commission to seek their support as well for proclaiming April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month, drawing attention to the fact that sexual violence is widespread, affecting even small communities like Madison County. The board approved the proclamation and Commission Chair Justin Hamrick presented the signed copy to Rowell. Left to right are Hamrick, Rowell, Ursula Gillyard, Catherine Cruce (standing slightly behind Gillyard), Denise Mattair, Merv Mattair and Meagan Jiminez. In the back, standing behind Rowell, is Lt. Katherine West, and standing next to her is Jennifer Fulmer.

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By Rose KleinGreene Publishing, Inc.The grandchildren of Willie and Betty Odom: Kasey, Tony and Austin, will be hosting a celebration in honor of their grandparent’s 50thwedding anniversary. A walk-in reception for Willie and Betty will be held on Saturday, April 26, from 2-4 p.m., at Hickory Grove United Methodist Church. The reception will be held in the fellowship hall where refreshments will be served. The family asks everyone to please join them in celebrating this special occasion and to R.S.V.P. by calling or texting Kasey Odom at (850) 673 7812 or email kaseyodom@yahoo.com. Obituaries www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, April 16, 2014 4A € Madison County CarrierAROUNDMADISONCOUNTY Community CalendarApril 17 The Madison County Sheriff’s Ofce and friends of the late Deputy Marcus Jones will sponsor a fried chicken dinner on Thursday, April 17, from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Madison County Sheriff’s Ofce on US 90 West. The dinner is to raise money to purchase a memory marker for his gravesite. If you would like tickets, or if you would like to donate to this fund, stop by the Sheriff’s Ofce or the Madison County Community Bank, where an account has been set up in Marcus’ name. April 17 The Branford Camera Club will meet Thursday, April 17 at 7 p.m. at Hatch Park Community Center, located at 403 SE Craven St. in Branford. They will meet at Cuzin’s Restaurant across the street from Scaff’s Market at 5 p.m. before the meeting. Everyone is invited and there are no membership fees. For more information, please contact Esta Eberhardt at (386) 623-0111. April 19 Genesis Missionary Baptist Church and the Faithful Few Gospel Singers are presenting a “Preresurrection praise, word and song service” on Saturday, April 19 at 7 p.m., located at 2062 NE Colin Kelley Highway in Madison. April 20 Concord Baptist will start Easter Sunday with a Sunrise Service at 7 a.m. at the Hamburg and Lovett re station and follow with traditional services with Sunday School at 10 a.m. and Church Service at 11 a.m. Service will be followed by Homecoming and an Easter egg hunt with a covered dish dinner. All are invited to attend. April 21 Final deadline for the Miss Relay for Life Pageant is Monday, April 21. The pageant date is Sunday, April 27 3 p.m. For more information on the pageant or for applications, contact: Danyel Rucker at (850) 6738539; danyelrucker@hotmail.com or Renae Williams at (850) 673-8492; renaewilliams67@hotmail.com. April 26 The Health Ministry of Mt. ZionCherry Lake A.M.E. Church is sponsoring a Health Fair Seminar at the church on Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. A host of health care professionals will be sharing benecial information that will help improve the quality of health. All ages are encouraged to participate, but special emphasis will be devoted to specic health concerns of men and women. A healthy lunch will be provided. The church is located at 407 NE Mt. Zion A.M.E.C. Avenue, one mile east of the ashing light at the Cherry Lake crossroads. April 26 Willie and Betty Odom will be celebrating their 50thWedding Anniversary with a walk-in reception at Hickory Grove United Methodist Church. The reception will be held in the fellowship hall on Saturday, April 26 from 2-4 p.m. All are welcome to join in the celebration. For R.S.V.P. or more information, call Kasey Odom at (850) 673-7812 or email kaseyodom@yahoo.co m. CallForAFREEConsultation.NoFeesorCostsUntilRecovery TollFree877-997-8181 www.CaminezLaw.com MonticelloOffice€1307S.JeffersonSt.850-997-8181 TallahasseeOffice€1882CapitalCircleNE,Suite103 JonD.Caminez,BoardCertifiedCivilTrialAttorney ShannonBrown,ParalegalScottL.Wolf,AttorneyBarneyStallworth,Investigator WWW.CAMINEZLAW.COM Thehiringofalawyerisanimportantdecisionthatshouldnotbebasedsolelyuponadvertisements. Beforeyoudecide,askustosendyouwritteninformationaboutourqualificationsandexperiences.€AutoAccidents €Truck&Tractor TrailerAccidents €MotorcycleAccidents €WrongfulDeath €DefectiveProducts €MedicalNegligence/ Malpractice €Slip&Fall €PremisesLiability €NursingHome Negligence Accidents-Injury-DeathCases PracticingPersonalInjuryLawSince1972 Mary Lois Smith HortonMary Lois Smith Horton, age 87, died Wednesday, March 12, in Dowling Park. Mary had been a resident at Advent Christian Village for over thirteen years. She and her husband, Robert Benjamin Horton, deceased, were former residents of St. Augustine. A graveside service was held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 16, at Hays Cemetery in Lee with Tim Setzer, pastor of the Village Church, officiating. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 19, in the Village Chapel. Dr. Geoffrey Lentz, husband of one of Mary's granddaughters, will bring the memorial message and remembrances. Memories will also be shared through a musical audiovisual presentation. Lunch will be provided following the service. Mary was born in Tarpon Springs, on November 22, 1926, to Almon and Louetta Smith. During World War II, her father was sent by the Coast Guard to work in St. Augustine, and her family relocated there. She met her husband, R.B. Horton when he returned from service in the Army in New Guinea and the Philippines in 1946. Mary was employed by Florida East Coast Railway in those early years. Mary served her Lord at Ancient City Baptist Church and St. Augustine Baptist Church for 45 years, working in the children's ministry and serving in the mission organizations of both churches. She is survived by her five daughters: Mary Teresa Horton of Cocoa; Linda Diane Milnes of Dowling Park; Doris Elaine Murdoch of Live Oak; Jean Marie Derr of Citra; and Susan Gayle Alderman of Haines City, eleven grandchildren; and eighteen great-grandchildren; three sisters: Maxine Edmunds of St. Augustine; Carole Raker of Lake City; and Laverne Schmid of Folkston, Ga., along with many other loved ones. In lieu of flowers you may send a donation to the Hays Cemetery Fund, c/o Frances Mercer, 3012 NE CR 255, Lee, FL, 32059; or the Alzheimer's Association at http://m.alz.org or c/o Diane Milnes, P.O. Box 4022, Dowling Park, FL 32064. Beggs Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting the website at www.beggsfuneral.com Thank You! We would like to take this opportunity to thank our family and friends for our beautiful 50thWedding Anniversary celebration. Your presence, prayers, best wishes, cards and gifts are deeply appreciated and will always be remembered. A special thank you to our children, Doug and Kim Bass, Rhonda and Jeff Gore, Kim Bass and our grandchildren, Kendal Wilson, Dustin and Dylan Bass, Jadyn and Carter Gore for their love and a wonderful, memorable weekend. Ronald and Laurie BassMarvin And Estelle Bass 70t hWedding Anniversary CelebrationMarvin and Estelle Bass invite family and friends to help them celebrate their 70thWedding Anniversary. The couple will hold the celebration Saturday, April 19, from 2 4 p.m., at Hopewell Baptist Church, located at 4730 SW CR 360 in Madison. For more information, contact Marvin and Estelle’s daughter, Kay, at (850) 973-0542. Willie & Betty Odom To Celebrate 50thWedding Anniversary Cec i l C o lu m bu s F it zge ra ldCecil Columbus Fitzgerald, 94, died Sunday, April 13, at Madison County Memorial Hospital. The funeral service will be held Wednesday, April 16, at 2 p.m., at Beggs Funeral Home with the burial at 4 p.m., at Hopewell Baptist Cemetery in Moultrie, Ga. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service from 1-2 p.m., at Beggs Funeral Home. Cecil was born in Rochelle, Ga. and moved to Greenville in 1966 coming from Moultrie, Ga. He was a World War II veteran who loved his family and his church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and helping others. He loved traveling and was a member of Greenville Baptist Church where he was a deacon. Cecil is survived by three sons: Jimmy Fitzgerald (Rita), Donnie Fitzgerald and Steve Fitzgerald (Babs); two step-sons: Donald Bishop (Doris) and Doug Bishop (Donna); one step-daughter: Patsy Davis (Archie); four grandchildren: Chad Fitzgerald, Clay Fitzgerald, Cameron Fitzgerald and Allen Fitzgerald; seven stepgrandchildren: Teresa Bayless, Christy Androski, Dulcey Hunter, Don Bishop, Doug Bishop, Jamie Davis and Lonnie Davis; five great grandchildren and 18 step great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Lucille Lewis Fitzgerald and his second wife, Harriett Bishop Fitzgerald. Beggs Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements (850) 9732258. You may send your condolences to the family by visiting our website: www.beggsfuneral.com

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By Lynette NorrisGreene Publishing, Inc.When it comes time for their annual fundraiser, the Madison Garden Club really knows how to throw a party everybody enjoys, with barbecue to delight the palette and a band that had everybody dancing, or at least tapping their feet and applauding. It didn't seem to matter if they had a dance partner or not...they were dancing anyway and having a great time, going back for more barbecue between musical numbers, door prize drawings and the silent auction. There were a number of winners all through the evening, including Janet Thompson, who won the big rain barrel and Martha Beggs, who won one of the four serigraphs of Georgia wildowers in the silent auction. Each serigraph was signed and numbered by Betty Foy Sanders, life-long artist and wife of former Georgia Governor Carl Sanders (19631967), and is a highly collectible work. The Betty Foy Sanders Art Department of Georgia Southern University houses the Georgia Artists Collection, which Sanders established in 1967. And nally, there was the big at-screen TV, won by Jackie Johnson. There were numerous other small prizes, some rafed off, some sold through the silent auction, all of the them raising money for the Garden Club's many charitable and community service projects. When all was said and done, the fundraiser netted the club over $2700. The money raised was icing on the cake, and the cake was the fun that everybody had, whether it was enjoying the great food, winning door prizes or dancing to the music. Encore, the band that provided the music, played a variety of numbers, from the old standards of rock 'n' roll that the band members grew up with, to country and gospel. In fact, said band member Frank Purvis, who plays bass guitar, "How Great Thou Art," a number they play at most of their gigs, almost never fails to get a standing ovation. "People love their gospel music," said Purvis. "That's why we play it." Another long-time favorite, "I'm Confessin' That I Love You," also went over big. The band played a variety of songs, trying to include a little something for everyone at the event, and people were pretty much dancing the whole time Encore was playing. The Purvis brothers, Frank (on bass), Wendell (on rhythm) and Mike (on lead) were born in Pinetta, and moved to Monticello, where they grew up, when Frank was in the rst grade. "From the time we were old enough to talk, mom had us singing in church," he said. In fact, three of the band members have been music directors at their churches at one time or another, and they have been playing together as a band for 30 years a band that includes drummer Ronnie Weeks currently living in Valdosta, but originally from Madison) and Myron Spainhour on keyboards. They have traveled as far as Lexington, KY., but mostly they play locally. Music has been a big part of their lives; the fun and fulllment they get from playing keeps them coming back for more. "It's like my band director once said, if you ever experience practicing a song and nally have it come together, you never get over that feeling...when it nally comes together for the group and you've got it polished, and people appreciate it...it's kind of like winning a gold medal." Those who attended the Boot-Scootin' Barbecue would seem to have agreed, dancing the evening away to Encore's music, in their best cowboy get-ups and dancing shoes. The Boot-Scootin' Barbecue was quite a success as a fun time and as a fundraiser. The proceeds from the event go toward the Garden Club's many community service projects as well as nature-oriented summer camp scholarships for local children who otherwise would not be able to attend camp, and college scholarships for young people going into any major concerned with landscaping, botany, natural resources or nature/environmental studies. For the Madison Garden Club members, there's the fun of owers and gardening, and then there's the responsibility of caring for the natural world and making their community as pleasant a place to live as possible, not just for themselves, but for everybody. It's a way of sharing. For Encore, there's the fun of music, but there's also the fulllment of sharing it. "God's good to us," said Frank. "That's why we love singing gospel. We honor Him with our music." www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, April 16, 2014Madison County Carrier € 5AAROUNDMADISONCOUNTY 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. Madison Garden Club's Boot-Scootin' Barbecue Is Fun For All Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Emerald Greene, March 15, 2014Providing the music for the festivities was the band Encore, out of Monticello. Left to right are band members Myron Spainhour, Wendell Purvis, Mike Purvis, Ronnie Weeks and Frank Purvis. Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Emerald Greene, March 15, 2014 Decked out in full Western gear, Esther Decker and Sharon Sier make their way through the barbecue line, ready for the evening's festivities. Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Emerald Greene, March 15, 2014Besides the boot-scootin' good-time music and dancing, the other favorite attraction was the scrumptious barbecue. Left to right, Sue Matthews, Sybil Powell, Nancy Harris and Mack Primm enjoy dinner while socializing with friends. Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Emerald Greene, March 15, 2014You can't dance on an empty stomach and you certainly can't let great barbecue go begging. Left to right, Wanda Dickerson and Herschel Rooks look like they've got that covered as they get ready to enjoy the party. Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Emerald Greene, March 15, 2014Laura Coleman and Jan Ledsome were pretty busy at the raf”e ticket table as folks came in the front door.

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Story SubmittedTri-County Family Health Care is hosting its annual Easter celebration for the children in the community. All are welcome to join in the festivities on April 18 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Haffye Haynes Park in Greenville for Easter games, prizes and a possible sighting of the Easter Bunny. Unlike previous years, this year’s celebration will not include an Easter egg hunt. Instead, there will be a series of events and games so that younger children and late arrivals will be more readily included. Kimberly Jackson, an employee of TriCounty Family Health Care explained, “This event is the only one held for the Greenville community or the surrounding counties. Everyone here looks forward to it.” Jackson has been involved with the event for the past four years and shared, “Each year it gets better and better.”Story SubmittedTwenty members of the Nu Omega Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. attended the Sorority’s South Atlantic Regional Conference April 3-6. Nearly 3,000 members in the three state regions which covers Florida, Georgia and South Carolina met in Jacksonville for the conference. Over the past four years, under the leadership of Mrs. Marsha Lewis Brown, AKA members in the tristate area have contributed more than 173,000 volunteer hours through activities to include collecting canned goods for food banks, collecting food, clothes, toiletries and gift cards for homeless shelters and women's shelters, donating school supplies for children of incarcerated parents and children in the child welfare system. These efforts have impacted more than 25,000 lives. Mrs. Brown indicated “these acts of kindness, generosity and service are reflections of our commitment to continuing the Sorority’s 106-year legacy of making our presence and impact felt locally and globally.” The local chapter has been actively involved in program initiatives relating to global poverty, social justice, health and human rights, participated in Relay for Life, contributed to the American Heart Association and hosted awareness forums on Asthma and Diabetes. The sorority noted for the official colors of pink and green dressed in red on February 7 for the Pink Goes Red for a Day campaign to bring awareness to heart disease in women. Currently, the chapter has several ongoing projects and programs which include voter registration, Affordable Care Act sign-up day and the Emerging Young Leaders Program for middle school-aged girls and will be sponsoring their signature Miss Fashionetta Pageant in June. Middle school-aged girls are encouraged to enter the pageant. The Nu Omega Omega Chapter is committed to supporting the Sorority's goal to be of service to all mankind through continued community collaboration with local organizations, civic groups as well as local and state agencies. www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, April 16, 2014 6A € Madison County CarrierAROUNDMADISONCOUNTY A bike safety and rodeo program SGMC Surgery Center Parking LotFor children ages 5 thru 12 (*while supplies last) Bike Smart 2014 Local Alpha Kappa Alpha Members Attend Regional Conference Photo SubmittedTwenty members of the Nu Omega Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. attended the recent Sororitys South Atlantic Regional Conference. Pictured front row, left to right: Yolanda Smith, Emily Dickey, Audrey Davis, Gwendolyn Johnson, Valencia Barnes, Felisicia Hinto n, Jacquelyn Jackson, Shirley Bar“eld and Glenda Branch. Back row, left to right: Shenika Pride, Pamela Johnson, Peggy Williams (President), Regina Glee Na sh and Brenda Jenkins. Not Pictured: Annie Bar“eld, Zandra Gilley, Willene Herring, Deloris Jones, Jada Williams and Cora Wyche. Tri-County Family Health Care Hosts Easter Celebration For Community

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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 Madison Peach Farm: Peaches Are Coming!By Lynette NorrisGreene Publishing, Inc.At last sighting, the peach trees at the Madison Peach Farm were either covered with blossoms or just beginning to make the tiny green fuzzy buds that will soon turn into those nice big fuzzy peaches just waiting to be plucked. As the date gets closer, Sharlene Blomquist will send out alerts to all those who would like to know as soon as the peaches are ready, but the email reported in the last story isn't the right one. If you would like to get the earliest possible notice of the Madison Peach Farm's opening date, send your email address to: madisonpeachfarm@g mail.com. M M a a d d i i s s o o n n C C o o u u n n t t y y U U n n i i t t e e d d W W a a y y E E n n d d s s W W i i t t h h B B r r e e a a k k f f a a s s t t C C e e l l e e b b r r a a t t i i o o n n By Rose KleinGreene Publishing, Inc.The United Way team in Madison County has wrapped up their campaign and came in just dollars under their starting goal of $110,000. Mark Buescher, the organization’s chair and Megan Picht, United Way’s campaign associate from Tallahassee, welcomed team members to the Madison County Community Bank, where they served volunteers and business representatives breakfast and handed out awards of appreciation for their work and dedication that helped make the campaign “a success.” Bronze, Silver and Gold plaques along with President’s and Chairman’s Awards were given to Madison County businesses who were able to raise or donate funds anywhere from $1,000 up to $49,999, but heartfelt thanks was also sent to all companies, regardless of amount, who invested their time and money towards the United Way campaign. Bronze plaques were awarded to Birdsong Peanuts, Duke Energy, Greenville Timber Corporation, Madison County Clerk’s Ofce, Madison County Government, Madison County Property Appraiser and Madison Dental Associates. Silver Medals went to Corporate Graphics International and Tri-County Electric Cooperative. Johnson & Johnson earned a Gold Medal and the President’s Award went to Madison County Community Bank and Madison County Schools. The Chairman award was presented to only one company in Madison, Nestl Waters. Picht, recognizing exceptional volunteers for this past campaign, gave two special awards. The rst award went to Leigh Bareld, Madison’s County Property Appraiser, earning an Outstanding Neighboring County New Campaign award, and the second award going to Cathy Bass, for being the County Volunteer of the Year. The nal announcement was the campaign total, announced by Beuscher, who received applause, as he disclosed the total amount raised for the community and service agencies of Madison County. Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Rose Klein, April 1, 2014Some of the Madison volunteers and business representatives who helped make the United Way campaign a success and who attended the breakfast celebration, standing left to right, were Julius Hackett, Ed Meggs, Leigh Bar“eld, Marie Smith, Willy Gamalero, Cathy Bass, Matt Webb, Megan Picht, Janet Maier, Mark Buescher, Shenna Edmonds, Stephanie Carroll, Jackie Johnson, Cathy Rogers and Chrissy Pierre-Louis.

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www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, April 16, 2014 8A € Madison County CarrierAROUNDMADISONCOUNTY The Fancy Flea Is Coming To MadisonBy Jessie R. BoxGreene Publishing, Inc. The Fancy Flea Vintage Home & Garden Market will be held May 3 in downtown Madison from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This event has been held in Lakeland until it was moved to Plant City in 2013. Lori Powell is the mastermind behind this. She has a passion for redoing furniture and gathered some of her friends together and threw the rst event. She said that the people responded and the event doubled and still continues to grow. Cindy Poire of Madison Antiques Market wanted to do something similar to The Fancy Flea Vintage Home & Garden Market in Madison and contacted Powell about the possibility to holding the event in Madison. Powell had been searching for another venue and visited Madison. It was exactly what she wanted for her event. "I felt this would be a really good thing for this town," said Poire about The Fancy Flea Vintage Home & Garden Market coming to Madison. Powell estimates there will be about fty vendors for the event. She plans to not have any food vendors because she wants the people to visit the different restaurants that downtown Madison offers. "It will be unlike anything that has ever been in Madison," said Powell. "This is not your typical ea market." If you have any questions, call Lori Powell at (863) 712-3278. Garden Club's Recycle Project Of The Month Greene Publishing, Inc. Photos by Lynette Norris, April 3, 2014 Now that you've cleaned out your storage closet or sewing room, what can you do with that leftover fabric? Creative people like Dolly Ballard can always think of something, and she shared three of her ideas with the Madison Garden Club at their April meeting.In the top photo, her “rst project used a bright, bold jungle print and added an enlarged photo of a little boy's face, complete with monkey ears … a perfectly whimsical gift for a grandson or nephew. The second project uses an oversize ”oral print stretched over a frame to become instant wall art. Finally, in thed bottom photo, a black-and-white print paired with pink ribbon makes a dramatic bulletin board. However, if you still have fabric left over that is cotton or a cotton blend, consider donating it to the Senior Citizen's Council of Madison, for their senior quilting projects; call (850) 973-4241 for more information. Or check around for groups that make quilts for charity, such as the Pine Tree Quilters, who meet every Tuesday at the UMCM Center. Call (850) 929-4938 on Tuesday for more information. Recall UpdatesHard on the heels of the massive GM recall earlier this year, on Wednesday, April 9, Toyota issued a massive recall of its own, affecting 27 models, including the Camry, Corolla, Matrix and Highlander. Two models were joint manufacture ventures with other car companies and sold under the brands Pontiac Vibe and Subaru Trezia. Not all of these models are new cars some were sold as far back as 2004. Troublesome parts include seat rails, steering column brackets, windshield wiper motors and spiral airbag cables. The total number of vehicles affected worldwide comes to about 6.4 million; about two million were sold in North America. Other models included are the Auris, Belta, Corolla Axio, Corolla Fielder, Fortuna, Hilux, Innova, Ist, Land Cruiser Prado, Mark X, Matrix, Porte, Ractis, Rav 4, Reiz, Scion xD, Spade, Tacoma, Urban Cruiser, Vanguard, Vitz, Yaris and Yaris Sedan. In a statement released April 9, Toyota said that it is preparing remedies for the defects, that it will notify owners by rst class mail when the xes are ready, and that these will be provided at no charge. To nd out if your U.S.-registered Toyota is included in the recall, go to http://www.toyota.com/owners/web/pages/resources/recalls and type in your 17-digit vehicle identication number (VIN), which can be found on your driver's side doorjamb, your auto registration form, or your vehicle insurance card. If you do not have computer access, contact Toyota's customer service department toll-free at 1-800-3314331.-Massive Toyota Recall-

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www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, April 16, 2014Madison County Carrier € 9A AROUNDMADISONCOUNTY BAILEY MONUMENT CO 740252 Woman's Club Spring Fling Fashion Show Fundraiser Is A HitBy Lynette NorrisGreene Publishing, Inc.It was serene pastels and bold spring hues, in solid color blocks and eye-catching patterns at the Spring Fling Fashion Show Luncheon and Fundraiser for the Madison Woman's Club. The club members decided to do things a little differently this year, and have their own members serve as models. As emcee of the event as well as one of the models, Betty Williams explained that the idea was to have each model visit her favorite store or stores and put together a “look” for spring that included the outt, accessories and make-up. Lex Webb served as the usher and Don Yates did the sound. A lot of tickets were sold, and every spring-decorated teal, white and green table at the event was lled. Guests enjoyed chicken salad, fruit and ice tea while waiting for the show to begin. The results were fun-tastically colorful.Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Lynette Norris, April 10, 2014Members of the Madison County High School Chapter of the FCCLA served the ice tea for the luncheon. Left to right are Ashlyn Blount, Sarah Baltzell, Amelia Blanton, Ali Patron and Victoria Todd. Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Lynette Norris, April 10, 2014Emcee Betty Williams starts things off in a patterned top, fuchsia slacks and bold silver accessories.Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Lynette Norris, April 10, 2014Faye Browning and Dorothy Greene model blue and white color combos. White slacks are a perennial favorite for spring, and Greene adds a splash of green to her ensemble with a spring green blouse under a rich blue one.Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Lynette Norris, April 10, 2014Glenda Gordon goes bold with a teal, green and tangerine diamond print and a teal jacket.Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Lynette Norris, April 10, 2014With the right bling-y sandals and a colorful striped top, Carol Ryals shows that black pants can be perfect for spring, too.Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Lynette Norris, April 10, 2014Expect the unexpected with Raye Wooley, as she steps out in cheetah print pants, a lightweight black top and bold accessories.Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Lynette Norris, April 10, 2014Frances Mercer is ready for the beach in an aqua ensemble with beach appliques and matching sun-hat.Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Lynette Norris, April 10, 2014Sometimes, spring is all about little girls with butter”ies and easter baskets. Sophie Guess, granddaughter of Ramona Guess, steps out in cool, crisp style.Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Lynette Norris, April 10, 2014Pretty in pink, Riley Browning is ready for spring. Her father, Judge Bailey Browning, was one of the special guests in the audience.Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Lynette Norris, April 10, 2014Princess Akerman radiates understated elegance in a mint green dress and jacket set off by pearls.

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www.greenepublishing.. Wednesday, April 16, 2014 10A € Madison County Carrier Madison County School Related Employee Of The YearBy Jessie R. BoxGreene Publishing, Inc. The School Related Employee of the Year luncheon was Friday, April 4 at Shelby’s Restaurant. Everyone enjoyed a delicious lunch of fried or grilled chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans, rolls and a salad bar. Following lunch, the Employee of the Year awards were presented. The individual school recipients knew who received the award but the overall School Related Employee of the Year was not announced until the end of the luncheon. Greeneville Elementary School Employee of the Year was Teresa Jennings and Principal Valencia Barnes presented the award. Lee Elementary School Employee of the Year was Cynthia Thomas and Principal Robin Hill presented the award. Madison County Central School Employee of the Year was Geraldine Phillips and Assistant Principal Yolanda Hayes presented the award. Madison County Excel School Employee of the Year was Morris Bell and Principal Jada Williams presented the award. Madison County High School Employee of the Year was Dora James, who was unable to be present. MCHS Principal Ben Killingsworth accepted the award for her. Pinetta Elementary School Employee of the Year was Margaret Davis and Principal Beth Moore presented the award. District Ofce Employee of the Year was Jennifer Williams and Jan McHargue presented the award. Transportation Employee of the Year was Leola Arnold Transportation Supervisor Ivan Johnson presented the award. Superintendent Doug Brown presented the School Related Employee of the Year award to Teresa Jennings from the Greenville Elementary School. Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Jessie Box, April4, 2014Recipients of Employee of the Year awards, pictured left to right, Morris Bell, Jennifer Williams, Teresa Jennings, Geraldine Phillips, Leola Arnold, Margaret Davis and Cynthia Thomas pose for a group photo. Not pictured is Dora James. Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Jessie Box, April4, 2014Teresa Jennings (left), from the Greenville Elementary School, is presented with the county-wide School Related Employee of the Year Award. She is pictured with Superintendent Doug Brown.Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Jessie Box, April4, 2014Pictured left to right, Cindy Thomas, Principal Robin Hill and Superintendent Doug Brown pose as Thomas received her Lee Elementary School Employee of the Year award.Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Jessie Box, April4, 2014Pictured left to right, Assistant Principal Yolanda Hayes, Geraldine Phillips with her husband, Willis Phillips and Superintendent Doug Brown pose as Phillips received the Employee of the Year award for Madison County Central School.Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Jessie Box, April4, 2014Pictured left to right, Ivan Johnson, Transportation Supervisor Leola Arnold and Superintendent Doug Brown pose as Arnold received the Transportation Employee of the Year Award.Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Jessie Box, April4, 2014Pictured left to right, Principal Beth Moore, Margaret Davis with her husband, Elijah Davis and Superintendent Doug Brown pose as Davis received the Pinetta Elementary School Employee of the Year award.Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Jessie Box, April4, 2014Pictured left to right, Surretta Bell with her husband Morris Bell, Principal Jada Williams and SuperintendentDoug Brown pose as Morris Bell received the Madison County Excel School Employee of the Year Award.Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Jessie Box, April4, 2014Pictured left to right, Jan McHargue, Jennifer Williams and Superintendent Doug Brown as Williams received the District Employee of the Year Award.

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Carol Taylor grew up and currently resides in Quitman, Ga. She has been with the Communication Bureau in Madison since 1996 but she has worked as a communications ofcer before. "First I worked at the Quitman Police Department then I moved to the Brooks County Sheriffs Department," said Taylor. "The job opportunity opened up down here and I was asked to put an application in and I did and it was a better opportunity so that's why I took it. I've been down here for 18 years." "When I rst started it was just for a job but the more I got into it the more I felt like it was just my niche in life to do," said Taylor. "I get a lot of pride and joy out of helping people. Its just getting them what they need when they need it." She loves listening to Contemporary Christian music and her favorite book is The Shack" by William Paul Young. She said that once she picked it up she could not put it down. Her favorite quote is: When someone shows you who they are, believe them" by Maya Angelou. When Taylor is not working she loves working out in her yard or being with her animals which includes a cat, dogs and chickens. When she sums herself up she said, "God is rst and foremost in my life and then family and friends. I was listening to a thing on the way down here about what would be your legacy when you left this earth and its to draw people closer to Christ is my thing. I want to live my life for people to look at me and say I want what she has and that is Christ."Brian Bish grew up in Madison and has been working at the Communications Bureau since 2010. His father was a dispatcher and he grew up around it. "I gured it would suit me," said Bish. He loves to help others in need. His hero is his grandfather. Bish explains that his grandfather was always there for him. Bish has a wife and two children ages 10-years-old and three-years-old. When he is not working he is hunting, shing and he is a volunteer reghter. He rarely has time to watch sports but his favorite is college football. He is a Florida Seminoles fan. When he summed himself up, he was all about family coming rst.Michelle Pulliam grew up in Madison and has been working at the Communications Bureau since 2009. "I was working at Movie Gallery and one of my favorite customers came in one day and Movie Gallery was closing and he said you know there's an opening, you should apply for it and I did and the rest is history," said Pulliam. She continues to enjoy her job because she loves the action. Everyday the calls are never the same. Pulliam loves to sing so she could not pick a favorite song but she did say she loves 88.1 WAYFM. Her other hobbies include reading and hanging out with her family. Her favorite actor is Don Johnson. She enjoys watching his movies and television shows. Pulliam's favorite quote is: Because of the love of God we are never alone, never forgotten, never abandoned, never betrayed and always loved. There is nothing we can do to prevent Him from loving us by," Charles Stanley. "My heroes are my parents," said Pulliam. "They did so much for us. They went without so much and my brother and I really would not be the people that we are without them. They are great examples. There just great role models. Pulliam sums herself up with one word: determined. Magan McCarthy grew up and currently resides in Madison. She has been with the Communications Bureau since 2011. "I actually went into law enforcement," said McCarthy. "I went through the academy here at NFCC and I spoke to the Sheriff about a job and they had an opening in communications and it gives you an opportunity to help people." Her goal at work is to make sure that the deputies are safe and get to go home at night. She plans to go further into law enforcement at another time. She has been married for two years and has a ve-month old son. When she is not busy with her family, she enjoys playing softball. Her favorite television show is "The Big Bang Theory." She enjoyed watching the movie, The Lone Survivor." Her favorite quote is: "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, April 16, 2014Madison County Carrier € 11A9-1-1 DISPATCHERSSPOTLIGHT National Public Safety Telecommunications Week National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, sponsored by APCO International is April 13-April 19 this year. This is the time to recognize and thank telecommunications personnel in the public safety communications eld. It was rst conceived by Patricia Anderson of the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Ofce in 1981 and was observed only at that agency for three years. Members of the Virginia and North Carolina chapters of the Association of PublicSafety Communications Ofcials (APCO) became involved in the mid-1980s. By the early 1990s, the national APCO organization convinced Congress of the need for a formal proclamation. Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass) introduced what became H.J. Res. 284 to create "National Public Safety Telecommunicator Week." According to Congressional procedure, it was introduced twice more in 1993 and 1994, and then became permanent, without the need for yearly introduction.Lt. Terry Lenz, the Communications Bureau Commander, grew up in San Antonio, Tx., but she currently resides in Lee. She started at the Communications Center in 2007. This was her rst time working in any kind of law enforcement communications. Her usual shift is 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. but she is on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. "We have a lot of diversity throughout the community we have to deal with and we treat every call all the same, it doesn't matter if it's a caller that continues to call all the time," said Lenz. "We do get some repeat calls but we treat every one of them like it's a new call." "I appreciate each of my Communications Ofcers, they are unique and each and every one of them brings something unique to the department," said Lenz. "It truly takes a unique individual in this profession." When Lenz is not working she enjoys doing crafts and sewing. She also loves being outdoors. Her outdoor activities include gardening, shing and hunting. One of her favorite saying is: The distance between who I am and who I want to be is separated only by my actions and words." "There is a Billboard along the highway as you are traveling through Louisiana that states something like this: Good enough is enough but doing it right still matters," said Lenz. That statement is what the Communications Center strives for. Michelle PulliamKim WashingtonKim Washington grew up in Madison and has been working at the Communications Bureau since 2011. "I started in the jail as a correctional ofcer and just kind of wanted to do something different, kind of faster, kind of the same scale," said Washington. She describes her coworkers as a big family. She enjoys her job because "you never know what kind of call you're going to get." She has been married to her husband for almost ve years and they have their hands full with their children. They have a 13year-old and two 10-yearolds. When Washington is not working she enjoys running, working out, planting owers and hanging around the house with her family. She sums herself up as busy. "I multitask a lot," said Washington. "I'm busy a lot. I'm dedicated to my family and here (work) and I'm happy where I am."Brian BishAllan Shadrick grew up and currently resides in Pinetta. He has been with the Communication Bureau since 2008. "I had been a volunteer reghter for a number of years in our little community of Pinetta and I am currently the chief up there now and I just realized that I could do a little more being in communications," said Shadrick Shadrick enjoys the work and enjoys being able to talk with the ofcers. He is married to Sharon Shadrick for 22 years and they have four boys. His favorite movie is "The Final Countdown" with Kirk Douglas and he enjoys watching The History Channel. He loves older television shows but one of the newer ones that he loves watching is "The Big Bang Theory." When he is not working most of his time is taken up with his duties as the Pinetta Volunteer Fire Chief. He also likes to work on vehicles, hunt, sh and mow grass. Shadrick sums himself up as a people person. "I pretty much can handle people. I can tell people just by talking to them it's a trait that I think you need in this professional law enforcement," said Shadrick. Carol TaylorSarah McGrawSarah McGraw grew up in Mayo but she currently resides in Live Oak. She has been with the Communications Bureau since 2007. "I was a caregiver to my grandmother and I needed an outside job. I started at the Advent Christian Village in communications and I was part-time so I sought further and I heard about this position," said McGraw. "I sat in and I really enjoyed it so I decided to apply." McGraw likes to study human nature and she has learned from her job as a Communications Ofcer. "I think I've gained a better understanding of myself as well as those around me because we deal with people," said McGraw. "We see behind closed doors so to speak. You see some of the bad things but you also see goodness in people and sometimes it helps restore your faith in humanity." Her favorite book is "Ender' s Game"by Orson Scott Card. Almost Adam"by Petru Popescu is a book that she read when she was younger and it has stuck with her. Her favorite movie is The Secret Garden" and her favorite television show is "When Calls the Heart" which is a new series on The Hallmark Channel. Her favorite song is Bad Company" by Bad Company. When she is not working she enjoys reading, walking, arts and crafts and playing with her nieces and nephews. She has recently discovered that she enjoys target shooting. When asked who her hero was she said her mother. "She wasn't really around a lot when we were growing up but it's because she went to school and she was working to make ends meet," said McGraw. "My dad was there. He worked as well but I'd say that probably my mother was the adhesive in our family. She is the one that made things happen." McGraw describes herself as an oxymoron. She explained that she is responsible but she also enjoys having fun. She is a silly person but she takes her job seriously. Magan McCarthyWade Deyerle grew up in Martinsburg, WV He moved down here to be with his wife, Jessie Deyerle, who is a paramedic at Madison County EMS. He is in the law enforcement program at NFCC. He started working at the Communications Bureau on January 14. "I like that it's not the same thing over and over again," said Deyerle. "There's a lot of variety to what we do." When Deyerle is not working or attending school, he enjoys spending time with his family. He has been married for two and a half years and has two sons. Deyerle describes himself as "pretty laid back and willing to do what it takes to get the job done." His hero is his grandfather. "He was part of the greatest generation back in WWII," said Deyerle. "He passed away in 2005 but he is still the person I want to be like when I get older."Jessie PrinceJessie Prince grew up and currently resides in Madison. She has been with the Communications Bureau since 2004. "I was raised up in it," said Prince. "My mom, ever since I can remember, she was a dispatcher. I kind of had a passion for it and didn't even know it. I just decided to give it a try and wound up that I actually fell in love with what I do. Its not so much a job as it is a part of my life." Her favorite quote: "Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs; Being purged, a re sparkling in lovers' eyes; Being vexed, a sea nourished with loving tears. What is it else? A madness most discreet, A choking gall, and a preserving sweet," by William Shakespeare. When she is not working her hobbies include reading, catching up on her shows, music, watching bands and catching up on her sleep. Her televisions shows to name a few are The Walking Dead," "Hannibal," The Vampire Diaries" and Supernatural." Her favorite movies are Pride and Prejudice" with Kiera Knightly, anything with Marilyn Monroe in it and horror movies. Prince's hero is her sister Angie Dempsey. "She is no longer with us but she taught me a lot," said Prince. "She taught me how to rise above situations and make the most out of things and that you can be a strong person but also be a feeling person as well." Prince sums herself up as spontaneous but also a person who values her down time. She is very family and friend oriented. Barbara Thrift grew up and currently resides in Madison. She has been with the Communications Bureau since 2009. "I did my stint at Gold Kist and while I was there I went to school for EMS and I was a volunteer reghter for 11 years and I somewhat already knew how to do it and when a position became available, I put in an application and I have been here ever since," said Thrift. She enjoys her job because she gets to help people and its a new adventure everyday. Thrift's favorite author is Mariah Stewart and her favorite television shows are Vikings", Bitten" and Bates Motel" It is difcult for her to choose a favorite movie but she does like Heartbreak Ridge" and any type of horror movie especially anything to do with Friday the 13th. Thrift's heroes are her mom and dad. "My mom because even though it wasn't her burden to raise someone else's child, she showed me love and care like every child should have," said Thrift. "My dad has always been there for me. He's pretty much my rock." She describes her dogs as her children. She has a Brindle Shepard mix and a Blue Pocket Pit. It was difcult for her to sum herself up. "At times I am a free spirit," said Thrift. "At times, I am a homebody and when I am at work, I make sure I get it done and make sure our guys get home." Terry Lenz Allan ShadrickWade DeyerleBarbara Thrift

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By Rose Klein Greene Publishing, Inc.Community banks make up to 96.6 percent of all banks in the U.S. and are recognized nationally every April by The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA), where they are celebrated for their many contributions they make to their customers, as well as to their communities. Small town community banks have advantages over larger banks. They are deeply involved in local community affairs. Through giving back to the community by supporting local organizations, they help ensure the growth of the community and success of its town’s people. Madison County Community Bank (MCCB) opened their doors in May of 1999, almost 15 years ago on Hwy. 53 South. With the bank’s growth, they moved in 2007 to their existing building at 301 E. Base St., where they continue to serve and help grow, the Madison County community and its residents. Community banks such as MCCB help local economies thrive by helping to put local deposits back to work in their communities through loans to local residents and small businesses. “Community banks serve a vital role in maintaining the lending ow to fellow small businesses in their neighborhoods,” says ICBA Chairman John H. Buhrmaster. Lending to small businesses and farmers is the core of community banks, but these local institutions also focus their attention on the needs of families within the community and unlike larger banks, are willing to consider family history and character when making loans to customers. When it comes to lending, community banks understand the needs of other small businesses, as they are a small business themselves. Additionally, community banks’ boards of directors are made up of local citizens who have a common interest in advancing the towns and cities where they live. Edward Meggs, President of MCCB states, “By driving our local economy and creating jobs in Madison County through lending to small businesses and residents, Madison County Community Bank can help build a more sustainable community. Janet Maier, the Residential Mortgage Lending Specialist at MCCB, states that another positive aspect of community banking is personalized service. Bank personnel and generally the bank’s ofcers, are accessible to customers on-site. Says Maier, “When you call (MCCB) you can still talk to a real person.” “Taking care of our customers is ingrained in the way we conduct business,” says Meggs. “By helping our customers succeed, we help our community succeed. Making people’s lives better, that’s the business of community bankers.” www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, April 16, 2014 12A € Madison County CarrierAROUNDMADISONCOUNTY Madison County Community Bank Celebrates Community Banking Month

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By Fran HuntGreene Publishing, Inc.The Aucilla Christian Academy varsity Lady Warriors hit the diamond against Leon County on April 4, and the Lady Warriors suffered a 3-1 loss, to now stand 13-2 on the season. As a team, at the plate, the Lady Warriors had 28 plate appearances, 28 at bats, six hits, five singles, one double, one RBI, one run and seven strikeouts. Whitney Stevens had three plate appearances, three at bats, one hit, one single and one strikeout. Emma Witmer had two plate appearances, two at bats, one RBI and one strikeout. Natalie Sorensen had three plate appearances, three at bats, three hits, three singles and one run. Ramsey Sullivan had four plate appearances, four at bats and two strikeouts. Kelly Horne had three plate appearances, three at bats, two hits, one single and one double. Elizabeth Hightower had three plate appearances, three at bats and one strikeout. Taylor Copeland had three plate appearances, three at bats and one strikeout. Carly Joiner had three plate appearances, three at bats and one strikeout. On the field, the Lady Warriors had 27 total chances, six assists, 18 putouts, three errors and a fielding percentage of .889. Stevens had one total chance, one error and a fielding percentage of .000. Sorensen had two total chances, two putouts and a fielding percentage of 1.000. Sullivan had 10 total chances, one assist, nine putouts and a fielding percentage of 1.000. Horne had two total chances, two assists and a fielding percentage of 1.000. Courtney Watts had three total chances, one putout, two errors and a fielding percentage of .333. Morgan had four total chances, four putouts and a fielding percentage of 1.000. Hightower had three total chances, one assist, two putouts and a fielding percentage of 1.000. Joiner had two total chances, two assists and a fielding percentage of 1.000. On the mound, Morgan pitched two innings, giving up one hit, one walk, three runs, none of which were earned and striking out three batters. She was named the losing pitcher. Hightower pitched four innings, giving up two walks and striking out seven batters. By Fran HuntGreene Publishing, Inc.The Aucilla Christian Academy varsity Lady Warriors faced off against Lafayette Mayo on April 3 and the Lady Warriors came out on top of a 6-5 scoreboard after overtime sent the game into 10 innings. The Lady Warriors now stand 13-1 on the season. As a team, at the plate Aucilla had 49 plate appearances, with 43 at bats, nine hits, seven singles, two doubles, ve RBIs, six run, six walks and 12 strikeouts. Individually, Whitney Stevens had ve plate appearances, ve at bats and two strikeouts. Emma Witmer had two plate appearances, two at bats and one strikeout. Natalie Sorensen had ve plate appearances, ve at bats, one RBI and one strikeout. Ramsey Sullivan had six plate appearances, six at bats, four hits, four singles and three runs. Kelly Horne had six plate appearances, two at bats, two hits, two doubles, three RBIs, one run and four walks. Courtney Watts had three plate appearances, two at bats, one walk and one strikeout. Abigail Morgan had ve plate appearances, ve at bats and four strikeouts. Elizabeth Hightower had six plate appearances, ve at bats, two hits, two singles, one RBI, one walk and one strikeout. Taylor Copeland had ve plate appearances, ve at bats and two strikeouts. Carly Joiner had eight plate appearances, six at bats, one hit, one single and two runs. On the eld, the Lady Warriors had 38 total chances, eight assists, 30 putouts and a elding percentage of 1.000. Whitney Stevens had two total chances, one assist, one putout and a elding percentage of 1.000. Witmer had two total chances, two putouts and a elding percentage of 1.000. Sorensen had one total chance, one putout and a elding percentage of 1.000. Sullivan had six total chances, two assists, four putouts and a elding percentage of 1.000. Horne had 10 total chances, 10 putouts and a elding percentage of 1.000. Morgan had nine total chances, one assist, eight putouts and a elding percentage of 1.000. Hightower had ve total chances, three assists, two putouts and a elding percentage of 1.000. Copeland had one total chance, one putout and a elding percentage of 1.000. Joiner had two total chances, one assist, one putout and a elding percentage of 1.000. On the mound, Stevens pitched nine innings, giving up 12 hits, three walks, ve runs, three of which were earned and striking out eight batters. Hightower pitched one inning, striking out two batters. She was credited with the win. www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, April 16, 2014Madison County Carrier € 13ASPORTS By Fran HuntGreene Publishing, Inc.On April 8, the Aucilla Christian Academy varsity Lady Warriors hit the diamond against Rickards and the Lady Warriors annihilated their opponent for a 21-3 victory in the four-inning game called due to the 15-run mercy rule. The Lady Warriors now stand 142 on the season. As a team, at the plate, the Lady Warriors had 42 plate appearances, 32 at bats, 16 hits, 12 singles, four doubles, 15 RBIs, 21 runs, nine walks and one strikeout. Whitney Stevens had four plate appearances, three at bats, one single, one double, two RBIs, four runs and one walk. Emma Witmer had three plate appearances, three at bats, two hits, two doubles, three RBIs and one run. Natalie Sorensen had one plate appearance, one at bat and one run. Ramsey Sullivan had ve plate appearances, ve at bats, three hits, three singles, two RBIs and two runs. Megan Scholl had four plate appearances, two at bats, three runs and two walks. Kelly Horne had ve plate appearances, four at bats, one hit, one single, one RBI, one run and one walk. Payal Chaudhari had one plate appearance, one at bat and one strikeout. Abigail Morgan had ve plate appearances, three at bats, one hit, one single, three runs and two walks. Ashlyn Rogers had three plate appearances, three at bats, two hits, two singles, one RBI and one run. Elizabeth Hightower had ve plate appearances, four at bats, two hits, one single, one double, two RBIs, two runs and one walk. Taylor Copeland had four plate appearances, two at bats, two hits, two singles, four RBIs two runs and one walk. Carly Joiner had two plate appearances, one at bat, one hit, one single, one run and one walk. In the eld, the Lady Warriors had 16 total chances, three assists, 12 putouts, one error and a elding percentage of .938. Stevens had one total chance, one putout and a elding percentage of 1.000. Sullivan had nine total chances, one assist, eight putouts and a elding percentage of 1.000. Scholl had one total chance, one error and a elding percentage of 1.000. Morgan had one total chance, one assist and a elding percentage of 1.000. Rogers had one total chance, one assist and a elding percentage of 1.000. Hightower had three total chances, three putouts and a elding percentage of 1.000. On the mound, Morgan pitched the entire four innings, giving up two hits, four walks, three runs, none of which were earned and striking out nine batters.Lady Warriors Down Mayo In OTLady Warriors Annihilate Rickards Lady Warriors Fall To Leon

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www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, April 16, 2014Madison County Carrier € 15A All Legals are posted on line at www.greenepublishing.com All local legals are also published at www.oridapublicnotices.com ----Legals---** OFICIAL** AVISO DE ELECCIONES GENERALES Yo, Ken Detzner, Secretario de Estado del Estado de la Florida, por el presente noti“co que se llevarn a cabo ELECCIONES GENERALES en el Condado de MADISON, Estado de la Florida, el da CUATRO de NOVIEMBRE de 2014 d. C., para determinar la ocupacin o la retencin de los siguientes cargos: Representante ante el Congreso: distritos 2 y 3 Gabinete de la Florida Gobernador Gabinete de la Florida Vicegobernador Gabinete de la Florida Procurador General Gabinete de la Florida Funcionario Principal de Finanzas Gabinete de la Florida Comisionado de Agricultura Representante Estatal: distrito 7 Tribunal de Apelaciones del 1.er Distrito: retencin de 6 jueces Juez del Circuito, 3.er Circuito Judicial: grupos 4, 6 y 7 Junta Escolar: distritos 1, 3 y 5 Comisionado del Condado: distritos 2 y 4 Distrito de Conservacin de Tierra y Agua de Madison: grupos 1, 2, 3, 4 y 54/2, 4/16 4/2, 4/16 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 14-35-CP PROBATE DIVISION IN RE: The Estate of VALENTIN ZACARIAS RODRIGUEZ, Deceased. ______________________________\ NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ENTITLED ESTATE AND ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN SAID ESTATE: YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that the administration of the estate of VALENTIN ZACARIAS RODRIGUEZ, deceased, is pending in the Circuit Court in and for Madison County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is the Madison County Courthouse, 125 SW Range Avenue, Madison, Florida 32340. The name and address of the Personal Representative and the Personal Representative attorney are set forth below. All persons having claims or demands against the estate are required, WITHIN THREE CALENDAR MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE to “le with the clerk of the above styled court a written statement of any claim or demand they may have. Each claim must be in writing and must indicate the basis for the claim, the name and address of the creditor or his agent or attorney, and the amount claimed. If the claim it not yet due, the date when it will become due shall be stated. If the claim is contingent or unliquidated, the nature of the uncertainty shall be stated. If the claim is secured, the security shall be described. The claimant shall deliver suf“cient copes of the claim to the clerk to enable the clerk to mail one (1) copy to the personal representative. All persons interested in the estate to whom a copy of this Notice of Administration has been mailed are required, WITHIN THREE CALENDAR MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE to “le any objections they may have that challenges the validity of the quali“cations of the personal representative, or the venue or jurisdiction of the Court. ALL CLAIMS AND OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED WILL FOREVER BE BARRED. Date of the “rst publication of this Notice of Administration: April 9, 2014 HARDEE LAW FIRM, PL CARY A. HARDEE, II RAYMOND V. RODRIGUEZ Florida Bar No.: 133856 Personal Representative Post Of“ce Drawer 450 12925 NE Colin Kelly Hwy. Madison, Florida 32341 Pinetta, Florida 32350 Telephone (850) 973-4007 Primary E-mail: lawhatter@aol.com Secondary E-mail: CaryHardee@hardeelaw“rm.net Attorney for Personal Representative4/9, 4/16 4/16, 4/23 4/16, 4/23 4/16, 4/23 LEGAL NOTICE MADISON COUNTY TRANSPORTATION DISADVANTAGED COORDINATING BOARD BUSINESS MEETING The North Central Florida Regional Planning Council announces a business meeting to which all persons are invited. DATE AND TIME: May 5, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. PLACE: County Commissioners Meeting Room Madison County Courthouse Annex located at 112 E. Pinckney Street, Madison, Florida GENERAL SUBJECT MATTER TO BE CONSIDERED: To conduct a regular business meeting of the Madison County Transportation Disadvantaged Coordinating Board. A copy of the agenda may be obtained by contacting: North Central Florida Regional Planning Council, 2009 NW 67th Place, Gainesville, Florida 32653-1603. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this public hearing and business meeting is asked to advise the agency at least 2 business days before the meeting by contacting 352.955.2200. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the agency using the Florida Relay Service, 1.800. 955.8771 (TDD) or 1.800. 955.8770 (Voice). If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at the meeting, he/she will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence from which the appeal is to be issued.4/16

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It takes much knowledge and wisdom to live the Christian life. We are faced each day with choices and decisions to make. Each day we are surrounded by pitfalls and hardships but we cannot afford to give up nor cave in to the devices of Satan. I suppose each and every generation has faced and will continue to face such struggles. This is truth; we each make choices that affect our daily lives and in the end our soul’s final destination. Throughout history man has searched for answers to settle the restlessness in our souls. Certainly we live in an age in which people are dissatisfied, discontented, and insecure. Inflation, recession, drought, energy shortages, joblessness, and high gas prices are but a few causes of the doom and gloom heard throughout our cities and nation each day. Thousands of books are written containing advice on how to survive the coming years. The literary market is flooded with books and articles proposing to give the answers to life and promising us the key to success. When all of the wisdom and knowledge of man is revealed, there still lacks comfort and peace within our souls. For those not caught up in ‘self-help’ publications, there lies insecurity with bombs and battleships and armies of the world. Many people exist day to day, almost in a daze, wandering aimlessly with no hope, no future, just death and taxes. Few of our families have time for each other. The husband and wife work day and night just to get the kids through school and provide their family the basic necessities of life. They rarely see one another, each passing the other as they go from job to job and place to place. Many raise their hands in despair and cry, ‘What ever happened to all our dreams?’ These countless millions of people continue to search here and there desperately looking for something that will give them inner peace. Don’t you think it’s about time we took God seriously? Historically man has not taken God at His word, down through the ages we have not learned a single lesson because we have left our bibles closed. It is time we stop listening to man’s opinion and turn to God for the answers we seek. The Truth shall set us free and give us a full life, contentment, peace, and more importantly the assurance of eternal salvation. Come visit us at the Madison Church of Christ for our Homecoming Revival, beginning April 20. We will search the Word of God, not man’s opinion, for that peace that passes all understanding; the TRUTH. 2B € Madison County Carrier € Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Path of Faith The The Pulpit PulpitBy: Ray Joyner, Minister, Madison Church of ChristSearching For The Truth

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Madison County Carrier € Wednesday, April 16, 2014 € 3B Path of Faith By Pastor Emeritus, Rev. Charles R. Lasseter My wife, Mary Lou Flynn Lasseter, always wanted a church where her family and friends could go and worship the Lord. Mary's mother passed away when she was only two years old and Mary was raised by her two aunts and uncles -Hattie and Adolphus (Dockie) Donaldson, and Mattie and Jim Anderson. When they passed away, they willed all of their property to Mary, me and our children, so that we would always have a home. In 1985, Mary and I, our daughter, Brenda, and son-inlaw, Allen McCormick, bought the house that Mary's Aunt Hattie and Uncle Dockie had built, paid to have it moved to it's present location, and Mary and I donated the land for the church, renovated it, so that our family and friends would have a place to come and worship the Lord. The church was formed as Lee Pentecostal Assembly. We have seen a lot of people come and a lot of people go but the church will always be there for family and friends to come and go as they please. Mary has taught Sunday School, brought people to church, carried people food, carried people to doctors' appointments, put up homeless people in our home, done community events, worked when I was down in the bed with back surgery, and also spoke for me when I was not able to speak at the church. Without Mary, there would not be a Lee Worship Center today. Mary also got her Certified Nursing Certificate in 1985 and worked with mentally ill and elderly in the nursing home. Mary deserves a medal of honor for all that she has done for the church, her family, her church family and her community. I am very proud of my wife as well as our five children and their families. Mary doesn't get to go to church a lot due to her illness. Please pray for her that she will be able to go back to the grounds that she had, always loved and worked very hard on. Pastor Lasseter Tells How Wife Helped Start Church In Lee Photo submittedCharles and Marylou Lasseter are pictured with their four children. Seated in front: Rev. Charles Lasseter and his wife, Mary Lou. Standing, left to right, back row: Kent Lasseter, Brenda Lasseter McCormick, Trent Lasseter, Lori Lasseter Tyre and Brent Lasseter.

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By Jacob Bembry Greene Publishing, Inc. Each year, St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Madison holds Holy Week services. The services began on Sunday, April 13, with the Palm Sunday service as the church reverenced the Lord with the Liturgy and the Procession of the Palms during their regular service. On Thursday evening, April 17, you are welcomed to join in as the church holds their Maundy Thursday service and remember the Lord's Supper and the events in the Garden of Gethsemane, beginning at 5:30 p.m. The church will hold their Good Friday service on April 18, beginning at 5:30 p.m. as they remember the Passion of Jesus Christ. Holy Week services conclude on Sunday, April 20, beginning at 9:30 a.m. As the church celebrates Easter and the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, Son of the one true God. “Everyone in the community is welcome to worship at this most holy and important time,” Rev. Joe Boyles, vicar of St. Mary's, said of the Holy Week services at the church. St. Mary's Episcopal is located at 140 NE Horry Street in Madison. Madison County Carrier € Wednesday, April 16, 2014 € 5B 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! All of our Roo“ng Systems are engineered and ready for installation, and in many cases can be mounted directly over your current roo“ng material.1(855) IT-LASTS (485-2787)www.GulfCoastSupply.com RECEIVE UP TO $500 TAX CREDITCALL OR STOP BY OUR SHOWROOM IN ALACHUA TODAY FOR DETAILS ApproveENERGYTAX CREDIT RECEIVE UP TO $500 TCALL OR STOP BY OUR SHOWROOM IN ALACHUA TODA to chat with one of our Metal Roof Specialists and A X CR T TA CALL OR STOP BY OUR SHOWROOM IN ALACHUA TODA to chat with one of our Metal Roof Specialists and AX CREDITAILS Y FOR DE T TOD A AY to chat with one of our Metal Roof Specialists and AX CREDI G ENERGY T TA ENERGXCREDIT Approve Aprove ApproveNER Call us today “nd out how a Pr appeal to your pr next energy bill! All of our Roo“ng Systems installation, and in many cases can be your curr Call us today to chat with one of our Metal Roof Specialists and emium Metal Roof will not only add incr “nd out how a Pr oject, but will also help you appeal to your pr next energy bill! All of our Roo“ng Systems installation, and in many cases can be oo“ng material. ent r your curr to chat with one of our Metal Roof Specialists and emium Metal Roof will not only add incr oject, but will also help you save BIG on your All of our Roo“ng Systems eady for ed and r e engineer ar installation, and in many cases can be mounted dir oo“ng material. to chat with one of our Metal Roof Specialists and edible curb emium Metal Roof will not only add incr save BIG on your eady for ectly over mounted dir Cal U Toda! LA S 1 ( 855 ) I T T.GulfCoastSupply www Cal U Toda!-LASTS (485-2787).com .GulfCoastSupply Genesis M.B. Church Invites You To Easter And Family And Friends Services By Jacob Bembry Greene Publishing, Inc. Genesis Missionary Baptist Church cordially invites all to their Easter service on Sunday, April 20, and to their Family and Friends Day on Sunday, April 27. Following the 11 a.m. Easter service, there will be an egg hunt for the children. Rev. David Delaughter will be the guest speaker for the Family and Friends service, which will be held at 3 in the afternoon. Rev. Oliver Bradley is the pastor of Genesis Missionary Baptist Church. The church is located at 2062 NE Colin Kelly Highway in Madison. St. Mary's Episcopal Welcomes Community To Attend Holy Week Services Verse Of Verse Of The Week The Week Matthew 21:9 (NIV) The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted, "Hosanna to the Son of David!" "Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!" "Hosanna in the highest!"

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Path of Faith 6B € Madison County Carrier € Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Pancake Supper Being Held To Support Missions Team By Jacob Bembry Greene Publishing, Inc. Celebrate Good Friday with a good deed, as you help send missionaries to Mexico and enjoy delicious pancakes. From 5-8 p.m. on Friday, April 18, the First Baptist Church of Madison will be serviing pancakes. The purpose is to raise money to send a missions team to Mexico. The cost of the pancake supper will be $5 per plate. Tickets can be purchased through the church office at (850) 973-2547. The First Baptist Church is located at 134 SW Meeting Avenue in Madison. Rev. Gabe Krell is the pastor. All are encouraged to support this missions trip to bring Christ to a neighboring country. Damascus M.B. Church Cordially Invites Everyone To Attend Holy Week And Easter Services By Jacob Bembry Greene Publishing, Inc. Damascus Missionary Baptist Church invites everyone to attned their service on Easter Sunday, April 20. During the week preceding Easter Holy Week services will be held at the church at 7 p.m. each evening. Everyone is also invited to these services. Following Sunday School at 10 a.m., there will be a mini sermon and then the church's Easter pageant. This will feature a program and music centered around the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Damascus Missionary Baptist Church is located at 185 SW Smith Street in Madison. Rev. Dr. Martae Telfair-Smith is the pastor. AfricanAmerican Churches To End Holy Week With Sunrise And Easter Services By Jacob Bembry Greene Publishing, Inc. Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church will host a sunrise service, which will feature other churches in attendance, on Easter Sunday, April 20. The Sunrise Service will begin at the church at 7 a.m. Other churches attending will include Damascus Missionary Baptist Church and Pineland Missionary Baptist Church. Earlier in the week, Damascus Missionary Baptist Church, located at 185 SW Smith Street in Madison, will host Holy Week services beginning at 7 p.m. each evening. Later in the morning, Pineland Missionary Baptist Church will host an Easter morning program, featuring their youth doing a skit, performing music and a dance during their regular morning worship service. Pineland is located at 205 SE Old County Camp Road in Madison. Everyone is welcome to attend all these services. Shiloh Missionary Baptist is located at 221 SW Martin Luther King Drive in Madison.

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Path of Faith 8B € Madison County Carrier € Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Church Calendar April 16-18 Damascus Missionary Baptist Church will host the Passion Service during Holy Week, beginning at 7 p.m. each evening. Rev. Dr. Martae TelfairSmith is the pastor. The church is located at 185 SW Smith Street in Madison. April 16 Rev. Marcus Hawkins, pastor of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Madison, will be the guest speaker at the Holy Week service to be held Wednesday, April 16, at noon at the First United Methodist Church, located at 348 SE Rutledge Street in Madison. Rev. Bob Laidlaw is the pastor of the church. A lunch will be served following the service. April 16 Cherry Lake Baptist Church will hold a revival service Wednesday evening, April 16, at 7 p.m., Rev. Larry Harris, from Northside Baptist Church in Quitman, Ga., will be the guest speaker that evening and music will be provided by the Master's Gospel Singers. Everyone is welcome. Dr. Murrell Bennett is the pastor. Cherry Lake Baptist is located at 1308 NW County Road 150 in Cherry Lake. April 16 Midway Baptist Church, located on Midway Church Road, will hold their monthly Family Night dinner beginning at 6 p.m. Service will follow at 7 p.m. April 16 Rev. Jimmy Fletcher, pastor of Sirmans Baptist Church, will bring the message during the Death to Life Holy Week service held Wednesday evening, April 16, at St. John's Baptist Church, located at 5905 NW Lovett Road, northeast of Greenville. Food will be served in the fellowship hall beginning at 6:30 p.m. Service will begin at 7 p.m. Rev. John Ballard is the pastor of St. John's Baptist Church. All are welcome. April 17 Rev. Bryan Phillips, pastor of Faith Baptist Church in Madison, will be the guest speaker at the Holy Week Service to be held Thursday, April 17, at noon at Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church, located at 518 Dade Street in Madison. Rev. Charles Evans is the pastor. A lunch will be served following the service. April 17 Lee United Methodist Church will host a Maundy Thursday service on Thursday, April 17, from 6-8:30 p.m., in the church's fellowship hall. “The Immersion Experience” into Christ's passion will be an evening of fellowship and worship. This will be followed immediately by communion. Everyone is welcome. April 17 Rev. John Ballard, pastor of St. John's Baptist Church, will bring the message during the Death to Life Holy Week service held Thursday evening, April 17, at New Home Baptist Church, located at 1100 SW Moseley Hall Road in the New Home community. Food will be served in the fellowship hall beginning at 6:30 p.m. Service will begin at 7 p.m. Rev. Benjie Dyal is the pastor of New Home Baptist Church. All are welcome. April 18 Rev. Bob Laidlaw, pastor of the First United Methodist Church in Madison, will be the guest speaker at the April 18 Good Friday Holy Week service to be held at noon at the First Baptist Church, located at 134 SW Meeting Avenue in Madison. Rev. Gabe Krell is the pastor. A lunch will be served following the service. April 18 Pine Grove Baptist Church, located at 4084 NE Rocky Ford Road, north of Madison, will hold a Solemn Assembly on Good Friday, April 18, as they end a 40-day fast, praying to see God move in their church. The prayer and worship meeting will begin at 6 p.m. The Solemn Assembly will conclude with a feast of celebration. Rev. Timmy Dyke is the pastor of Pine Grove Baptist. All are welcome to attend. April 18 Rev. Benjie Dyal, pastor of New Home Baptist Church, will bring the message during the Death to Life Holy Week service held Friday evening, April 18, at Greenville Baptist Church, located at 1365 West Main Street in Greenville. Food will be served in the fellowship hall beginning at 6:30 p.m. Service will begin at 7 p.m. Rev. Toney Hill is the pastor of Greenville Baptist Church. All are welcome. April 18 Please join the First Baptist Church in the Fellowship Hall for a pancake dinner to raise money for their missions trip to Mexico. Cost is $5. Serving times are 5-8 p.m. April 19 Genesis Missionary Baptist Church will host a gospel concert as the Faithful Few Gospel Singers present a PreResurrection Praise, Word and Song Service at Genesis Missionary Baptist Church, 2062 NE Colin Kelly Highway in Madison, beginning at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Rev. Oliver Bradley is the pastor.

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Madison County Carrier € Wednesday, April 16, 2014€ 9B Path of Faith April 20 Easter morning will begin at Beulah Baptist Church with the pastor reading a devotional before an Easter breakfast at 9 a.m. During the worship service at 11 a.m., there will be an Easter program of music, followed by the narrative of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The church is located at 1258 NE Beulah Church Road, east of Lee. Everyone is welcome. Rev. T.J. Santerfeit is the pastor. April 20 Bible Deliverance Church will host an Easter egg hunt, followed by dinner in the church fellowship hall after their Easter morning service on Sunday, April 20. Bible Deliverance Church is located at 720 SW Range Avenue in Madison. Rev. Thomas Thigpen is the pastor. April 20 Faith Baptist Church will host a community Easter sunrise service on Sunday, April 20, at Lake Francis. Everyone is invited to take part in the service. Rev. Bryan Phillips is the pastor of Faith Baptist Church, located at 1155 East US 90 in Madison. April 20 First United Methodist Church of Madison invites everyone to their Easter Sunday service and confirmation service as the youth who have went through the training are confirmed on April 20, beginning at 11 a.m. First UMC is located at 348 SE Rutledge Street in Madison. Rev. Bob Laidlaw is the pastor. All are welcome.on is the pastor of Lee United Methodist. All are welcome. April 20 Hopewell Baptist Church will hold their Easter sunrise service on Easter Sunday at 7 a.m at the Bailey Pavilion on Sundown Creek Road. This will be followed by an Easter morning breakfast and then the Sunday School and church services. Hopewell Baptist is located at 4730 County Road 360 in Madison County. Rev. Preston Gainey is the pastor. All are welcome. April 20 Lee First Baptist Church and Lee United Methodist Church will hold a combined Easter Sonrise (Sunrise) Service, beginning at 7 a.m., at Lake Brittany, next to Lee Town Hall in Lee. Rev. Sammy Hiers is the pastor of Lee First Baptist and Rev. Brian Sanderson is the pastor of Lee United Methodist. All are welcome. April 20 Midway Baptist Church, located on Midway Church Road, will host Easter Sunrise services on Sunday, April 20. This will be followed by a breakfast immediately after. Sunday School will begin at 10 a.m., followed by a cantata and morning worship at 11 a.m. There will be no regular song service during the morning worship service and there will be no evening services. Rev. Jeff Bailey is the pastor. Everyone is welcome. April 20 Midway Church of God, located at 2485 SE Midway Church Road, will hold their Easter service with Sunday School, beginning at 10 a.m., morning worship at 11 a.m. An Easter egg hunt for the children will immediately follow the morning worship. A fellowship luncheon will follow the egg hunt. Rev. Retis Flowers is the pastor. Everyone is welcome. April 20 Hickory Grove, Pinetta, Hanson and Rocky Springs United Methodist Churches will come together for an Easter Sunrise Service at the cemetery at Hickory Grove UMC at 7 a.m. A breakfast will follow. This will be followed by an egg hunt for the children, followed by the regular church service. Rev. Tim Blanton is the pastor of Hickory Grove and Pinetta United Methodist Churches. All are welcome. April 20 Hanson United Methodist Church and Rocky Springs United Methodist Church will hold a combined morning worship service on Easter Sunday at 11 a.m. A lunch will follow. Rev. Michael Halley is the pastor of Hanson and Rocky Springs United Methodist Churches. All are welcome. April 20 Pine Grove Baptist Church will hold their Easter morning service. Sunday School begins at 10 a.m. Morning worship at 11 a.m. The worship service will feature cantata type music and will be followed by dinner on the grounds. Pine Grove Baptist Church is located at 4084 NE Rocky Ford Road, north of Madison. Rev. Timmy Dyke is the pastor. April 20 Pineland Missionary Baptist Church will host a youth program during the Easter service on Sunday, April 20, at 11 a.m. There will be singing, a skit and dancing. All are welcome. Rev. Charlie Barfield is the pastor. The church is located at 205 SE Old County Camp Road in Madison. April 20 Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, located at 221 SW Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive will celebrate Easter morning with a sunrise service at 7 a.m. Everyone is invited. Rev. Marcus Hawkins is the pastor. April 26 Greenville's Renewed Life Outreach Center will host a community outreach at Haffye Hays Park in Greenville, beginning at 11 a.m., on Saturday, April 26. Rev. Chris Peterson, pastor of the church, will deliver the message and Desmond Roberson will lead the music. Food will be served to everyone following the service. All are welcome. Renewed Life Outreach Center is located at 1376 SW Grand Street in Greenville. April 27 Cherry Lake First Baptist Church will be holding their homecoming service beginning at 10:30 a.m. Special music will be provided by New Tradition from Nashville, Ga. The morning message will be delivered by Dr. Tom Studstill from Westside Baptist Church in Adel, Ga. Everyone is welcome. Dr. Murrell Bennett is the pastor. Cherry Lake Baptist is located at 1308 NW County Road 150 in Cherry Lake. Church Calendar

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Story Submitted The smooth, rich sounds of multi-Dove Award winning and Grammy nominated recording artist, The Nelons will ring loudly in Tallahassee, Fl., on Thursday, April 24, at the Killearn United Methodist Church, located at 2800 Shamrock South. This exciting event will begin at 7 p.m. For three decades, The Nelons (shown to the right) have been bridging the traditional sounds of Southern Gospel with contemporary influences that inspires listeners of all ages. The group, who has enjoyed much success as a part of the prestigious Gaither Homecoming Tour and Video Series, continues to cross generational gaps, presenting rich harmonies that have been embraced by audiences from all walks of life. The musical ministry of The Nelons was born in the late 1970s from a name that has been synonymous with Gospel Music for nearly a century. Having feet firmly planted in faith and family, while drawing from the stream started by the LeFevres and carried on by Gospel Music Hall of Fame member, Rex Nelon, a second and third generation of Nelon continue the rich tradition, as Rex’s daughter, Kelly shares the stage with her husband, Jason and daughter, Amber, delivering smooth vocal harmonies that are incomparable. With numerous awards and accolades, including three GRAMMY nominations, six Gospel Music Association DOVE awards and many songs that have soared to the top of national radio charts, this family trio continues to produce innovative music. Their musical message embraces their traditional roots, while simultaneously reaching beyond various musical boundaries with an emphasis on introducing songs for the church, all the while bridging the generational gap of music lovers. Complete information regarding this special evening in Tallahassee at the Killearn United Methodist Church, located at 2300 Shamrock South on Thursday, April 24 at 7 p.m., may be obtained by calling (850) 408-2081. Path of Faith 10B € Madison County Carrier € Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Multi-Dove Award Winning Recording Artist, The Nelons To Be Featured In Tallahassee On April 24

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Madison County Carrier € Wednesday, April 16, 2014€ 11B Path of Faith Compassionate Love By DG Williams With a heart of compassion in every thing you do Show love to others as Jesus loves you. Give unto others you meet along you way The compassionate love of Jesus – share from day to day. Carry it to Jesus what e'er you're going through For your testamony of faith will help others too. Walk every moment in God's perfect love. One day you will see Him in heaven above. Compassion is what moved Him to give us His grace, Giving us His mercy to win this earthly race. So open up your heart to compassionate love That only can come from heaven above. DG Williams is a retired Church of God minister, who is a resident at Lake Park of Madison Nursing Home. He is a writer and a poet. He may be contacted at blessed_valley@yahoo.com.

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Submitted by Madison County Sheriffs OfceMadison County Sheriff Ben Stewart reports that on Sunday, April 13, at 1:51 p.m., deputies of the Madison County Sheriffs Ofce were dispatched to 7268 NE Rocky Ford Road in Madison regarding an altercation involving a rearm. Upon arrival deputies spoke with the victim who reported that he and Jason Stephenson were engaged in a verbal argument when Stephenson retrieved a .38 caliber handgun and stuck it to the victims chest stating he would kill the victim. Stephenson was located at the same address and denied getting or using a gun, however, when confronted with the statements from independent witnesses, Stephenson changed his story. Stephenson admitted to arming himself with a .38 caliber handgun and pointing the gun at the chest of the victim while threatening to kill him. Stephenson further stated that he hid the gun in a eld once Law Enforcement had been called. Deputies were able to locate and seize the handgun as evidence and arrested Stephenson without further incident. Stephenson was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. By Jessie R. BoxGreene Publishing, Inc. City of Madison Police Department Patrolman Joey Smith was dispatched to D&C Wireless and Services on 177 SW Horry Ave., in reference to an active alarm, Wednesday, April 9 at 4:30 a.m. According to the Madison Police Department report, Sgt. Chris Cooks discovered the side window had been broken and Patrolman Smith noticed the front door was opened. A Madison County Sheriffs Ofce K-9 unit and Smith cleared the building while Sgt. Cooks covered the window and the rear door. Smith viewed the surveillance footage and observed a young black male inside the store running towards the front door. Sgt. Cooks arrived at the Madison Police Department on Thursday, April 10 at 7:40 p.m. with Raven Robinson, 12, and his mother for questioning. Robinson gave Sgt. Cooks a statement advising that he was the one who broke into the business and advised that he took the items that were taken from D&C Wireless and Services. The items taken were an iPhone 4s, Verizon Nokia and two iPhone cases. Robinson was charged with burglary to structure unarmed and grand theft. By Jessie R. BoxGreene Publishing, Inc.Thursday, April 17The Dessert Bake-Off at Balis Florist and Coffee Corner. Judging starts at 5:30 p.m. Barbeque Cook-Off at 5 p.m. at Four Freedoms Park. Pet Contest at 6 p.m. at the Gazebo at Four Freedoms Park. Friday, April 18 The Citizens of the Year Announcement and Award Presentation at 6 p.m. at Pickney St. between the Courthouse and Annex. Beckys Dance Steps Studio Recital follows the Citizen of the Year Announcement. The History Channels AxMen from Season seven, the Dreadknots, will be giving autographs at Lanier Field, located just behind ONeals Restaurant and just off U.S. Hwy. 90 in Madison. Dessert Bake-Off tasting from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Balis Florist and Coffee Corner. Pastor Rick Lane of Amazing Horse Ministries tells the story about the wild horse he bought named Ragan and their journey toWed. April 16, 2014VOL. 50 NO. 35 www.greenepublishing.com 50 cents Index2 Sections, 28 Pages Local WeatherViewpoints 2A Around Madison 3-9A, 12A School Related Personnel 10A 9-1-1 Dispatch 11A Sports 13A Classieds 14A Legals 15A Path of Faith Section B High Speed Chase Through Madison and Suwannee CountySubmitted by Madison County Sheriffs OfceMadison County Sheriff Ben Stewart reports that on Saturday, April 12, at 4:45 p.m. deputies of the Madison County Sheriffs Ofce were working a trafc enforcement detail on Interstate 10 when they clocked a White 2012 Chevrolet four door sedan at 102 miles per hour. As deputies were attempting to catch up to the Chevrolet they were informed by communications that they were receiving several complaints on this vehicle driving recklessly and that the vehicle had just ed from a Florida Highway Patrol State Trooper several miles back. Deputies were able to catch up to the Chevrolet and attempted to conduct a trafc stop; however, the Chevrolet increased speed and actively began to ee deputies. Deputies continued pursuit and the Chevrolet exited the Interstate at Highway 255 in Lee, ran the stop sign at the bottom ofSee Chase On Page 3A Lavary Copeland Jean Marcelin Teresa Jennings Wins School Related Employee Of The Year AwardGreene Publising, Inc. Photo By Jessie Box, April 4, 2014Superintendent Doug Brown (right) presents Teresa Jennings (left) with the School Related Employee of the Year Award for 2013-2014. Jennings became emotional as Brown presented her with the award. Jennings also received the Greenville Elementary School Employee of the Year award. See page 10A for full coverage of the banquet. New Tolls Fee ScamSubmitted by the Madison County Sheriffs OfceMadison County Sheriff Ben Stewart wants all citizens to be aware of the most recent SCAM originating in the South Florida area but now citizens of Madison County are experiencing the same. This most recent SCAM involves an alleged company Toll Enforcement LLC, that in fact does not exist, sending fraudulent notices to motorists in an attempt to collect unpaid tolls. Citizens are receiving a letter that is being circulated by Toll Enforcement, LLC that says Final Warning Notice and proceeds to ask the recipient to immediately pay outstanding toll amounts. The notices started being received by Madison County residents as recent as last week and directing recipients to send a cashiers check or money order for $57 to an address near Doral to cover outstanding tolls of $7, plus a $50 fee. The letter also warns that the payment must be made or the owner faces immobilization of the vehicle, suspension of their drivers license or additional fees of $500. Sheriff Stewart reminds motorists that toll violations or warnings from the department will be printed in ofcial document form and will prominently feature the date, time and location of the alleged infraction as well as a photo of the vehicle passing through a toll plaza. For more information, contact the Sheriffs Ofce Investigation Unit or the Florida Department of Transportation Departments fraud unit at (800) 2558099. David Abercrombie Receives Hospital Leader of the Year Award HomeTown Health, an association of 70 rural hospitals in the Southeast, selected David Abercrombie, CEO of Madison County Memorial Hospital, as the recipient of the Florida Divisions 2014 Hospital Leader of the Year award at the HomeTown Health Winter Conference held in Orlando on February 17 19. At a time when health care is facing drastic changes and revolutionary revisions to the delivery of health care, David has exhibited courageous efforts to preserve and promote rural healthcare in Madison and because of his outstanding achievements HomeTown Health, LLC is proud to announce that David Abercrombie is awarded the 2014 HomeTown Health Florida Hospital Leader of the Year Award, stated HomeTowns Managing Director, Kathy Whitmire as she presented this coveted award. This award is presented by HomeTown Health to individuals who exhibit extraordinary talents and skills in positively inuencing the delivery of health care in Florida. The healthcare industry needs capable leaders more than ever and David is one of those very gifted people. HomeTown Health is pleased to recognize David Abercrombie, whose efforts truly constitute a contribution to the betterment of mankind where few people have the opportunity to make that kind of contribution. HomeTown Health, LLC is an organization of more than 70 rural and small hospitals, located throughout the Southeast, who collectively pursue ways to help our hospitals survive in this environment of constant changes to reimbursement and huge budget cuts from the state and federal level. The mission of HomeTown Health is to ensure that rural healthcare in Georgia is preserved at the local community level wherever possible and that a continuum of care is available to the rural populations of Georgia. Down Home Days Festival, Parade And Rodeo Is ComingSee Down Home Days On Page 3AJuvenile Burglarizes D&C Wireless And Services Raven Robinson Local Man Threatens Man with FirearmJason Stephenson 911 Dispatchers SpotlightSee Page 11A

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Today, it is raining and Im writing about food. It is well documented that events and environment affect the way we feel, and the way we eat. With that said, I 'm thinking about what I like to do and eat when the weather outside is dark and wet, and sometimes to me, gloomy. A quick search on Google tells me that most people want comfort food: soups, meat loaf, mac and cheese; hearty fare that comforts them from the storm and soothes their souls. As for me, rain tends to have a calming effect, sometimes so much so that I feel I need to counteract the calm with something stimulating. These are the days I want to clean house, go shopping, or participate in any other activity that keeps me moving. And if I cook, this would be the day to pull out that involved recipe Ive wanted to try, but have never seemed to have time to do. On one of those days, I finally tried Julia Childs Beef Bourguignon. If you love reading books or watching movies as well as you love food, you may have seen the movie Julie & Julia, or read the book, of a true story written by a woman who worked her way through a year, preparing every single dish inside of Julia Childs Mastering the Art of French Cooking. After watching the movie, a scene inspired me, as well as many others, to try this complex dish. Even though it is time consuming to make, the efforts are well worth the outcome. It is by far, one of the best dishes I have ever eaten. The recipe is lengthier than I have space to have printed here, but if you have the cookbook, or want to search it on the Internet, you should try this recipe, at least one time. If you do, you may be tempted to leave out steps, or make substitutions, dont! Outside of food allergies, I think the dish deserves to be made as written. Then if you want to cut steps or make substitutions, see if you can bring yourself to do it. My guess is, you wont. So the next time a rainy day comes your way, pull out the recipe and give it a try. If you really want to be inspired, you can do what I doput in the movie Julie & Julia and cook along beside them. After trying this dish, like me, you may be happy to wake up hearing raindrops.Not long ago, I was walking across the campus at NFCC when a young student asked me the time. I glanced at my wrist watch and told her the current time. That seemed to satisfy her curiosity and we both went about our separate business. But something bothered me about this encounter who doesnt know what time it is? You may have heard of time referred to as the fourth dimension (after length, width and height). Time is second nature to me. About the only time Im not wearing a watch is when Im in the shower or the pool. If I spent a lot of time in the water, Id probably own a divers waterproof watch. I probably got my rst wrist watch when I was 13 or 14. It was a Waltham and a good watch for those days. Today, watches are so much more plentiful and affordable. For maybe $20, you can buy a watch that will keep good time and last for 2-3 years before the battery or band gives out and you need to purchase a replacement. Of course, you can pay thousands of dollars for a real quality watch that doubles as a handsome piece of jewelry, but I dont know that it would keep time more reliably ov er the short run than the $20 variety. My military training really indoctrinated me into how important time was. In my rst summer as an Air Force cadet, our upperclassmen took away every ability we had to tell time watches, clocks, alarms, etc. The theory was, we will tell you where you need to be and what you need to wear with 5 minutes to spare. Under those circumstances, you quickly learn how to move and organize your life. Once the rst summer was nished and we were into the academic year, they returned our watches and clocks. We now knew how to properly organize our time and promptly be on or ahead of schedule. After graduation when I went to ight school, time became paramount in mission planning and execution. When you are traveling at 540 knots, a second worth of time means that you have traveled nearly a thousand feet. Knowing precisely how much time has elapsed is vital to knowing where you are and what is supposed to happen next. Aviators call it situational awareness." It is vital to stay ahead of the aircraft; when you fall behind the jet, it is all but impossible to catch up. I havent own a fast-moving jet ghter in nearly thirty years, so my life has slowed considerably, b ut the habits of knowing where you are; what time it is; and what to expect next havent changed. It is easier to compute because life is slower, but the fundamentals are the same. Back to my cadet days, I worked for a young ofcer by the name of Arlo P. Wenstrand who had a maxim Ive never forgotten: If youre not ve minutes early, youre late. I hate to be late. I hate to have people wait on me. I think if youre chronically late, it is a sign of arrogance like, my time is more important than your time. Heres a tip for young people who are interviewing for a job: dont be late ever. It is better to arrive an hour early for an interview than one minute late. About three centuries ago, accurate time pieces were a rarity and they were vital for navigation at sea. It was easy to tell latitude (north-south) from the angle of the sun, but longitude (east-west) was often a guess. In the late 18thCentury, English clockmaker John Harrison invented the marine chronometer which greatly improved navigation at sea. It is so much easier today to know the time than when I was a lad. Our cellular phones tell us the time and warn us of appointments. Watches are cheap. When the battery nally gives out, throw it away and spend another $20 and youre good to go. Dont forget the basics: always know the time of day; know your schedule; be on time.www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, April 16, 2014 2A Madison County CarrierVIEWPOINTS& OPINIONS National SecurityJoe Boyles Guest Columnist Searching For Ambrosia Rose KleinColumnistFood For A Rainy DayTime Beef Bourguignon Florida's Growing Alzheimer's Population Requires More ResearchThe number of Floridians affected with Alzheimer's is expected to grow by nearly 50 percent in the next decade, putting a strain on Florida's health care system and increasing costs for taxpayers, according to a new report from Florida TaxWatch. The report, Florida's Looming Alzheimer's Crisis, calls for additional research into Alzheimer's to prepare for the state's aging population and to seek a viable preventative treatment. "Florida must take steps to ensure the state has a sustainable long-term health care system to provide care for all Floridians," said Dominic M. Calabro, President and CEO of Florida TaxWatch, the independent, nonpartisan, nonprot taxpayer research institute and government watchdog. "Additional research will help Florida identify how to reduce costs associated with treating the elderly population, and allow Florida health care providers to deliver the highestquality care to its patients." By 2025, Florida is expected to have more than 700,000 Alzheimer's patients, who each had an average annual cost of care up to $56,000 in 2010. Better research into Alzheimer's disease could help reduce these treatment costs and allow for cost-effective quality care, according to the report. "With more than 480,000 Floridians affected by Alzheimer's today, the nancial, health, and emotional costs to caregivers is tremendous and will only continue to rise," said Tamara Y. Demko, JD, MPH, Director of the Florida TaxWatch Center for Health & Aging. "To realize the greatest cost-savings for Florida and ameliorate the impact to our aging population and their families, we must invest in nding treatments and possible preventive therapies now, before any damage, scal or physiological, becomes irreversible." As the Alzheimer's population grows, the costs for treatment are expected to also rise. Funding more Alzheimer's research in Florida should result in lower cost of care, improved health outcomes for patients, and a high-return on investment for Florida taxpayers. Just a reminder to everyone that you can read the actual Madison County Carrier and Madison Enterprise-Recorder newspapers online. The online edition of the newspaper (called an e-edition) is available not only on computers, but also on iPads, Kindles, other tablets, iPhones and Android phones. A one year subscription to the e-edition is only $25 per year. The online e-editions become available for viewing every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon. If you would like to subscribe to the e-edition and the print edition, you simply need to add ve dollars to the cost of the print subscription. Current print subscriptions are $35 in-county and $45 out-of-county. To view a sample of the e-edition, go to online.greenepublishing.com. To start your subscription today, or for more information, call (850) 973-4141 or email news@greenepublishing.com so we can get the information on how to get the online edition to you. Read Your Local Papers Online

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www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, April 16, 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 DunnBookkeeping 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) Woman Calls Police To Complain About Poor Pot Purchase In Lufkin, Texas, a woman was arrested after allegedly calling the Lufkin police department to complain about the poor quality of marijuana she had purchased from her dealer. When police responded to the home of 37-year-old Evelyn Hamilton, she told them her dealer refused to return her $40 after she complained the pot was only seeds and residue. After Hamilton pulled the marijuana out of her bra and showed it to the ofcers, she was arrested and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. Nursing Home Hires Stripper For Residents In West Babylon, N.Y., a Long Island nursing home is being sued by a residents son, after he discovered a picture of his mother at the home, slipping money into the briefs of a male stripper, hired by the Nursing Center. After nding the photo, Franklin Youngblood confronted a staff member and according to Youngblood, the staffer lunged and tried to snatch the picture away. According to attorney John Ray, Plaintiff Bernice Youngblood was placed in apprehension of imminent, offensive, physical harm, as she was confused and bewildered as to why a muscular, almost nude man, was approaching her and placing his body and limbs over (her). The lawsuit also stated Bernice was a traditional Baptist and a hardworking lady who had been deled and that the striptease had been done for the perverse pleasure and enjoyment of the Defendants staff. Mom Caught Shoplifting Blames 12-YearOld Daughter In Orland Park, Ill., a mother shopping with her three children, was caught shoplifting and after being caught, attempted to blame the crime on her 12-year-old daughter. A security guard at the Orland Square Mall allegedly witnessed Amani Ibrahim stufng eyeliner and other items into a shopping bag while inside a Sephora store, and prompting her daughter to take items as well. When Ibrahim tried to leave the store with her three children, the guard contained them until a police ofcer could arrive. Ibrahim reportedly told the ofcer the shoplifting was all her daughters idea and was the one who committed the theft. Ibrahim was taken into custody and charged with a felony after police discovered she had six previous theft convictions. Chase Cont. From Page 1Athe ramp and re-entered the Interstate Eastbound. The pursuit continued into Suwannee County where the driver of the Chevrolet reached speeds of 120 miles per hour and began passing other motorist in the emergency lane and grass median. Once the pursuit reached the Highway 90 exit in Suwannee County the Chevrolet exited the Interstate without slowing down and went East on Highway 90. A short distance later the Chevrolet attempted a U-Turn to get back on the Interstate and struck a Madison County Sheriffs Ofce patrol vehicle causing the eeing Chevrolet to come to a stop. Deputies ordered both occupants out of the vehicle and placed them under arrest without further incident. The driver was identied as 21-year-old Larvary Wendell Copeland of St. Petersburg, and the passenger was identied as 23-year-old Jean Michael Marcelin of Tampa. During a search of the Chevrolet deputies discovered two bags of marijuana, currency and a 9mm semi auto handgun that had the identifying serial numbers led off. Larvary Wendell Copeland was charged with eeing or attempting to elude a law enforcement ofcer, felony possession of marijuana, possession of a rearm with serial numbers removed, possession of a rearm while committing a felony, possession of a rearm by a convicted felon, aggravated battery on a law enforcement ofcer and reckless driving. Jean Michael Marcelin, was charged with possession of a rearm by a convicted felon, possession of a rearm while committing a felony, possession of a rearm with serial numbers removed and felony possession of marijuana. Down Home Days Cont. From Page 1Agether to tame a superrebellious horse at 6:30 p.m., prior to the rodeo. The PCA Rodeo begins at 8 p.m., at Lanier Field. Saturday, April 19 The Parade begins at 10 a.m. Frog Hop at 1:30 p.m., on the East Courthouse Lawn. 5K Fitness Run begins at 8 a.m. 1K Fitness Run begins at 9 a.m. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., is the Down Home Days Festival. The Circle Cross Cowboy Band performs Gospel music at 6:30 p.m., prior to the Rodeo at Lanier Field. The PCA Rodeo begins at 8 p.m., at Lanier Field. The parade will begin at ONeals Restaurant and will continue down Highway 90 until Hancock Avenue. The vendors will be set up on Range Street this year. There are over 100 vendors. There will be an antique and classic car show, jeep and motorcycle show, a petting zoo, antique tractor and engine show throughout the festival.City Hall Closed For Good FridayMadison City Hall will be closed Friday, April 18, for Good Friday. All commercial trash dumpsters will be emptied on Thursday, April 17. Residential garbage will be picked up on both sides of the city on Monday, April 21. City And County: April Is Sexual Assault Awareness MonthBy Lynette Norris Greene Publishing, Inc.The statistics that Cherie Rowell of Refuge House presented to the County Commission are startling: Rape, sexual assault, and sexual harassment are widespread. Approximately one in ve women and one in 71 men will be raped at some point in their lives. When it comes to child abuse, one in six boys and one in four girls will experience sexual assault before the age of 18. Young people in the 12-17 age range are 2.5 times more likely to be victimized by sexual assault than adults. Sexual violence is widespread, affecting even small communities like Madison, and Rowell was addressing the need to raise awareness about the issue and begin educating the community about sexual violence prevention. Talking about the issues involved, speaking out against the harmful attitudes that allow or even encourage an underculture of sexual violence, or instigating community intervention programs are all positive steps in the right direction. The previous evening, she had also appeared at the City Commission meeting, where commissioners presented her with a Proclamation naming April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and this morning at the County Commission meeting, the County Commissioners followed suit, joining with the City of Madison in issuing a county-wide proclamation of April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month. As stated in the proclamation, It's time for all of us to start conversations, take appropriate action, and support one another to create a safer environment for us all. Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Rose Klein, April 8, 2014The Madison City Commissioners present representatives of Refuge House and the Apalachee Center with a proclamation naming April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Left to right are Commissioner Marcus Hawkins, Commissioner Ina Thompson, Syreeta McFarland-Rourk of the Apalachee Center, Cherie Rowell of Refuge House, Mayor Judy Townsend, Commissioner Jim Catron and Commissioner Rayne Cooks.Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Lynette Norris, April 9, 2014After appearing before the City Commission the day before, Cherie Rowell of Refuge House also visited the County Commission to seek their support as well for proclaiming April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month, drawing attention to the fact that sexual violence is widespread, affecting even small communities like Madison County. The board approved the proclamation and Commission Chair Justin Hamrick presented the signed copy to Rowell. Left to right are Hamrick, Rowell, Ursula Gillyard, Catherine Cruce (standing slightly behind Gillyard), Denise Mattair, Merv Mattair and Meagan Jiminez. In the back, standing behind Rowell, is Lt. Katherine West, and standing next to her is Jennifer Fulmer.

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By Rose KleinGreene Publishing, Inc.The grandchildren of Willie and Betty Odom: Kasey, Tony and Austin, will be hosting a celebration in honor of their grandparents 50thwedding anniversary. A walk-in reception for Willie and Betty will be held on Saturday, April 26, from 2-4 p.m., at Hickory Grove United Methodist Church. The reception will be held in the fellowship hall where refreshments will be served. The family asks everyone to please join them in celebrating this special occasion and to R.S.V.P. by calling or texting Kasey Odom at (850) 673 7812 or email kaseyodom@yahoo.com. Obituaries www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, April 16, 2014 4A Madison County CarrierAROUNDMADISONCOUNTY Community CalendarApril 17 The Madison County Sheriffs Ofce and friends of the late Deputy Marcus Jones will sponsor a fried chicken dinner on Thursday, April 17, from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Madison County Sheriffs Ofce on US 90 West. The dinner is to raise money to purchase a memory marker for his gravesite. If you would like tickets, or if you would like to donate to this fund, stop by the Sheriffs Ofce or the Madison County Community Bank, where an account has been set up in Marcus name. April 17 The Branford Camera Club will meet Thursday, April 17 at 7 p.m. at Hatch Park Community Center, located at 403 SE Craven St. in Branford. They will meet at Cuzins Restaurant across the street from Scaffs Market at 5 p.m. before the meeting. Everyone is invited and there are no membership fees. For more information, please contact Esta Eberhardt at (386) 623-0111. April 19 Genesis Missionary Baptist Church and the Faithful Few Gospel Singers are presenting a Preresurrection praise, word and song service on Saturday, April 19 at 7 p.m., located at 2062 NE Colin Kelley Highway in Madison. April 20 Concord Baptist will start Easter Sunday with a Sunrise Service at 7 a.m. at the Hamburg and Lovett re station and follow with traditional services with Sunday School at 10 a.m. and Church Service at 11 a.m. Service will be followed by Homecoming and an Easter egg hunt with a covered dish dinner. All are invited to attend. April 21 Final deadline for the Miss Relay for Life Pageant is Monday, April 21. The pageant date is Sunday, April 27 3 p.m. For more information on the pageant or for applications, contact: Danyel Rucker at (850) 6738539; danyelrucker@hotmail.com or Renae Williams at (850) 673-8492; renaewilliams67@hotmail.com. April 26 The Health Ministry of Mt. ZionCherry Lake A.M.E. Church is sponsoring a Health Fair Seminar at the church on Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. A host of health care professionals will be sharing benecial information that will help improve the quality of health. All ages are encouraged to participate, but special emphasis will be devoted to specic health concerns of men and women. A healthy lunch will be provided. The church is located at 407 NE Mt. Zion A.M.E.C. Avenue, one mile east of the ashing light at the Cherry Lake crossroads. April 26 Willie and Betty Odom will be celebrating their 50thWedding Anniversary with a walk-in reception at Hickory Grove United Methodist Church. The reception will be held in the fellowship hall on Saturday, April 26 from 2-4 p.m. All are welcome to join in the celebration. For R.S.V.P. or more information, call Kasey Odom at (850) 673-7812 or email kaseyodom@yahoo.co m. CallForAFREEConsultation.NoFeesorCostsUntilRecovery TollFree877-997-8181 www.CaminezLaw.com MonticelloOffice1307S.JeffersonSt.850-997-8181 TallahasseeOffice1882CapitalCircleNE,Suite103 JonD.Caminez,BoardCertifiedCivilTrialAttorney ShannonBrown,ParalegalScottL.Wolf,AttorneyBarneyStallworth,Investigator WWW.CAMINEZLAW.COM Thehiringofalawyerisanimportantdecisionthatshouldnotbebasedsolelyuponadvertisements. Beforeyoudecide,askustosendyouwritteninformationaboutourqualificationsandexperiences.AutoAccidents Truck&Tractor TrailerAccidents MotorcycleAccidents WrongfulDeath DefectiveProducts MedicalNegligence/ Malpractice Slip&Fall PremisesLiability NursingHome Negligence Accidents-Injury-DeathCases PracticingPersonalInjuryLawSince1972 Mary Lois Smith HortonMary Lois Smith Horton, age 87, died Wednesday, March 12, in Dowling Park. Mary had been a resident at Advent Christian Village for over thirteen years. She and her husband, Robert Benjamin Horton, deceased, were former residents of St. Augustine. A graveside service was held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 16, at Hays Cemetery in Lee with Tim Setzer, pastor of the Village Church, officiating. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 19, in the Village Chapel. Dr. Geoffrey Lentz, husband of one of Mary's granddaughters, will bring the memorial message and remembrances. Memories will also be shared through a musical audiovisual presentation. Lunch will be provided following the service. Mary was born in Tarpon Springs, on November 22, 1926, to Almon and Louetta Smith. During World War II, her father was sent by the Coast Guard to work in St. Augustine, and her family relocated there. She met her husband, R.B. Horton when he returned from service in the Army in New Guinea and the Philippines in 1946. Mary was employed by Florida East Coast Railway in those early years. Mary served her Lord at Ancient City Baptist Church and St. Augustine Baptist Church for 45 years, working in the children's ministry and serving in the mission organizations of both churches. She is survived by her five daughters: Mary Teresa Horton of Cocoa; Linda Diane Milnes of Dowling Park; Doris Elaine Murdoch of Live Oak; Jean Marie Derr of Citra; and Susan Gayle Alderman of Haines City, eleven grandchildren; and eighteen great-grandchildren; three sisters: Maxine Edmunds of St. Augustine; Carole Raker of Lake City; and Laverne Schmid of Folkston, Ga., along with many other loved ones. In lieu of flowers you may send a donation to the Hays Cemetery Fund, c/o Frances Mercer, 3012 NE CR 255, Lee, FL, 32059; or the Alzheimer's Association at http://m.alz.org, or c/o Diane Milnes, P.O. Box 4022, Dowling Park, FL 32064. Beggs Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting the website at www.beggsfuneral.com. Thank You!We would like to take this opportunity to thank our family and friends for our beautiful 50thWedding Anniversary celebration. Your presence, prayers, best wishes, cards and gifts are deeply appreciated and will always be remembered. A special thank you to our children, Doug and Kim Bass, Rhonda and Jeff Gore, Kim Bass and our grandchildren, Kendal Wilson, Dustin and Dylan Bass, Jadyn and Carter Gore for their love and a wonderful, memorable weekend. Ronald and Laurie BassMarvin And Estelle Bass 70thWedding Anniversary CelebrationMarvin and Estelle Bass invite family and friends to help them celebrate their 70thWedding Anniversary. The couple will hold the celebration Saturday, April 19, from 2 4 p.m., at Hopewell Baptist Church, located at 4730 SW CR 360 in Madison. For more information, contact Marvin and Estelles daughter, Kay, at (850) 973-0542. Willie & Betty Odom To Celebrate 50thWedding Anniversary Cecil Co lum bus F itzgeraldCecil Columbus Fitzgerald, 94, died Sunday, April 13, at Madison County Memorial Hospital. The funeral service will be held Wednesday, April 16, at 2 p.m., at Beggs Funeral Home with the burial at 4 p.m., at Hopewell Baptist Cemetery in Moultrie, Ga. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service from 1-2 p.m., at Beggs Funeral Home. Cecil was born in Rochelle, Ga. and moved to Greenville in 1966 coming from Moultrie, Ga. He was a World War II veteran who loved his family and his church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and helping others. He loved traveling and was a member of Greenville Baptist Church where he was a deacon. Cecil is survived by three sons: Jimmy Fitzgerald (Rita), Donnie Fitzgerald and Steve Fitzgerald (Babs); two step-sons: Donald Bishop (Doris) and Doug Bishop (Donna); one step-daughter: Patsy Davis (Archie); four grandchildren: Chad Fitzgerald, Clay Fitzgerald, Cameron Fitzgerald and Allen Fitzgerald; seven stepgrandchildren: Teresa Bayless, Christy Androski, Dulcey Hunter, Don Bishop, Doug Bishop, Jamie Davis and Lonnie Davis; five great grandchildren and 18 step great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Lucille Lewis Fitzgerald and his second wife, Harriett Bishop Fitzgerald. Beggs Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements (850) 9732258. You may send your condolences to the family by visiting our website: www.beggsfuneral.com.

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By Lynette NorrisGreene Publishing, Inc.When it comes time for their annual fundraiser, the Madison Garden Club really knows how to throw a party everybody enjoys, with barbecue to delight the palette and a band that had everybody dancing, or at least tapping their feet and applauding. It didn't seem to matter if they had a dance partner or not...they were dancing anyway and having a great time, going back for more barbecue between musical numbers, door prize drawings and the silent auction. There were a number of winners all through the evening, including Janet Thompson, who won the big rain barrel and Martha Beggs, who won one of the four serigraphs of Georgia wildowers in the silent auction. Each serigraph was signed and numbered by Betty Foy Sanders, life-long artist and wife of former Georgia Governor Carl Sanders (19631967), and is a highly collectible work. The Betty Foy Sanders Art Department of Georgia Southern University houses the Georgia Artists Collection, which Sanders established in 1967. And nally, there was the big at-screen TV, won by Jackie Johnson. There were numerous other small prizes, some rafed off, some sold through the silent auction, all of the them raising money for the Garden Club's many charitable and community service projects. When all was said and done, the fundraiser netted the club over $2700. The money raised was icing on the cake, and the cake was the fun that everybody had, whether it was enjoying the great food, winning door prizes or dancing to the music. Encore, the band that provided the music, played a variety of numbers, from the old standards of rock 'n' roll that the band members grew up with, to country and gospel. In fact, said band member Frank Purvis, who plays bass guitar, How Great Thou Art, a number they play at most of their gigs, almost never fails to get a standing ovation. People love their gospel music, said Purvis. That's why we play it. Another long-time favorite, I'm Confessin' That I Love You, also went over big. The band played a variety of songs, trying to include a little something for everyone at the event, and people were pretty much dancing the whole time Encore was playing. The Purvis brothers, Frank (on bass), Wendell (on rhythm) and Mike (on lead) were born in Pinetta, and moved to Monticello, where they grew up, when Frank was in the rst grade. From the time we were old enough to talk, mom had us singing in church, he said. In fact, three of the band members have been music directors at their churches at one time or another, and they have been playing together as a band for 30 years a band that includes drummer Ronnie Weeks currently living in Valdosta, but originally from Madison) and Myron Spainhour on keyboards. They have traveled as far as Lexington, KY., but mostly they play locally. Music has been a big part of their lives; the fun and fulllment they get from playing keeps them coming back for more. It's like my band director once said, if you ever experience practicing a song and nally have it come together, you never get over that feeling...when it nally comes together for the group and you've got it polished, and people appreciate it...it's kind of like winning a gold medal. Those who attended the Boot-Scootin' Barbecue would seem to have agreed, dancing the evening away to Encore's music, in their best cowboy get-ups and dancing shoes. The Boot-Scootin' Barbecue was quite a success as a fun time and as a fundraiser. The proceeds from the event go toward the Garden Club's many community service projects as well as nature-oriented summer camp scholarships for local children who otherwise would not be able to attend camp, and college scholarships for young people going into any major concerned with landscaping, botany, natural resources or nature/environmental studies. For the Madison Garden Club members, there's the fun of owers and gardening, and then there's the responsibility of caring for the natural world and making their community as pleasant a place to live as possible, not just for themselves, but for everybody. It's a way of sharing. For Encore, there's the fun of music, but there's also the fulllment of sharing it. God's good to us, said Frank. That's why we love singing gospel. We honor Him with our music. www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Madison County Carrier 5AAROUNDMADISONCOUNTY 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. P ark 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. Madison Garden Club's Boot-Scootin' Barbecue Is Fun For All Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Emerald Greene, March 15, 2014Providing the music for the festivities was the band Encore, out of Monticello. Left to right are band members Myron Spainhour, Wendell Purvis, Mike Purvis, Ronnie Weeks and Frank Purvis. Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Emerald Greene, March 15, 2014 Decked out in full Western gear, Esther Decker and Sharon Sier make their way through the barbecue line, ready for the evening's festivities. Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Emerald Greene, March 15, 2014Besides the boot-scootin' good-time music and dancing, the other favorite attraction was the scrumptious barbecue. Left to right, Sue Matthews, Sybil Powell, Nancy Harris and Mack Primm enjoy dinner while socializing with friends. Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Emerald Greene, March 15, 2014You can't dance on an empty stomach and you certainly can't let great barbecue go begging. Left to right, Wanda Dickerson and Herschel Rooks look like they've got that covered as they get ready to enjoy the party. Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Emerald Greene, March 15, 2014Laura Coleman and Jan Ledsome were pretty busy at the rafe ticket table as folks came in the front door.

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Story SubmittedTri-County Family Health Care is hosting its annual Easter celebration for the children in the community. All are welcome to join in the festivities on April 18 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Haffye Haynes Park in Greenville for Easter games, prizes and a possible sighting of the Easter Bunny. Unlike previous years, this years celebration will not include an Easter egg hunt. Instead, there will be a series of events and games so that younger children and late arrivals will be more readily included. Kimberly Jackson, an employee of TriCounty Family Health Care explained, This event is the only one held for the Greenville community or the surrounding counties. Everyone here looks forward to it. Jackson has been involved with the event for the past four years and shared, Each year it gets better and better.Story SubmittedTwenty members of the Nu Omega Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. attended the Sororitys South Atlantic Regional Conference April 3-6. Nearly 3,000 members in the three state regions which covers Florida, Georgia and South Carolina met in Jacksonville for the conference. Over the past four years, under the leadership of Mrs. Marsha Lewis Brown, AKA members in the tristate area have contributed more than 173,000 volunteer hours through activities to include collecting canned goods for food banks, collecting food, clothes, toiletries and gift cards for homeless shelters and women's shelters, donating school supplies for children of incarcerated parents and children in the child welfare system. These efforts have impacted more than 25,000 lives. Mrs. Brown indicated these acts of kindness, generosity and service are reflections of our commitment to continuing the Sororitys 106-year legacy of making our presence and impact felt locally and globally. The local chapter has been actively involved in program initiatives relating to global poverty, social justice, health and human rights, participated in Relay for Life, contributed to the American Heart Association and hosted awareness forums on Asthma and Diabetes. The sorority noted for the official colors of pink and green dressed in red on February 7 for the Pink Goes Red for a Day campaign to bring awareness to heart disease in women. Currently, the chapter has several ongoing projects and programs which include voter registration, Affordable Care Act sign-up day and the Emerging Young Leaders Program for middle school-aged girls and will be sponsoring their signature Miss Fashionetta Pageant in June. Middle school-aged girls are encouraged to enter the pageant. The Nu Omega Omega Chapter is committed to supporting the Sorority's goal to be of service to all mankind through continued community collaboration with local organizations, civic groups as well as local and state agencies. www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, April 16, 2014 6A Madison County CarrierAROUNDMADISONCOUNTY A bike safety and rodeo program SGMC Surgery Center Parking LotFor children ages 5 thru 12 (*while supplies last) Bike Smart 2014 Local Alpha Kappa Alpha Members Attend Regional Conference Photo SubmittedTwenty members of the Nu Omega Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. attended the recent Sororitys South Atlantic Regional Conference. Pictured front row, left to right: Yolanda Smith, Emily Dickey, Audrey Davis, Gwendolyn Johnson, Valencia Barnes, Felisicia Hinton, Jacquelyn Jackson, Shirley Bareld and Glenda Branch. Back row, left to right: Shenika Pride, Pamela Johnson, Peggy Williams (President), Regina Glee Nash and Brenda Jenkins. Not Pictured: Annie Bareld, Zandra Gilley, Willene Herring, Deloris Jones, Jada Williams and Cora Wyche. Tri-County Family Health Care Hosts Easter Celebration For Community

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As the date gets closer, Sharlene Blomquist will send out alerts to all those who would like to know as soon as the peaches are ready, but the email reported in the last story isn't the right one. If you would like to get the earliest possible notice of the Madison Peach Farm's opening date, send your email address to: madisonpeachfarm@g mail.com. M M a a d d i i s s o o n n C C o o u u n n t t y y U U n n i i t t e e d d W W a a y y E E n n d d s s W W i i t t h h B B r r e e a a k k f f a a s s t t C C e e l l e e b b r r a a t t i i o o n n By Rose KleinGreene Publishing, Inc.The United Way team in Madison County has wrapped up their campaign and came in just dollars under their starting goal of $110,000. Mark Buescher, the organizations chair and Megan Picht, United Ways campaign associate from Tallahassee, welcomed team members to the Madison County Community Bank, where they served volunteers and business representatives breakfast and handed out awards of appreciation for their work and dedication that helped make the campaign a success. Bronze, Silver and Gold plaques along with Presidents and Chairmans Awards were given to Madison County businesses who were able to raise or donate funds anywhere from $1,000 up to $49,999, but heartfelt thanks was also sent to all companies, regardless of amount, who invested their time and money towards the United Way campaign. Bronze plaques were awarded to Birdsong Peanuts, Duke Energy, Greenville Timber Corporation, Madison County Clerks Ofce, Madison County Government, Madison County Property Appraiser and Madison Dental Associates. Silver Medals went to Corporate Graphics International and Tri-County Electric Cooperative. Johnson & Johnson earned a Gold Medal and the Presidents Award went to Madison County Community Bank and Madison County Schools. The Chairman award was presented to only one company in Madison, Nestl Waters. Picht, recognizing exceptional volunteers for this past campaign, gave two special awards. The rst award went to Leigh Bareld, Madisons County Property Appraiser, earning an Outstanding Neighboring County New Campaign award, and the second award going to Cathy Bass, for being the County Volunteer of the Year. The nal announcement was the campaign total, announced by Beuscher, who received applause, as he disclosed the total amount raised for the community and service agencies of Madison County. Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Rose Klein, April 1, 2014Some of the Madison volunteers and business representatives who helped make the United Way campaign a success and who attended the breakfast celebration, standing left to right, were Julius Hackett, Ed Meggs, Leigh Bareld, Marie Smith, Willy Gamalero, Cathy Bass, Matt Webb, Megan Picht, Janet Maier, Mark Buescher, Shenna Edmonds, Stephanie Carroll, Jackie Johnson, Cathy Rogers and Chrissy Pierre-Louis.

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www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, April 16, 2014 8A Madison County CarrierAROUNDMADISONCOUNTY The Fancy Flea Is Coming To MadisonBy Jessie R. BoxGreene Publishing, Inc. The Fancy Flea Vintage Home & Garden Market will be held May 3 in downtown Madison from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This event has been held in Lakeland until it was moved to Plant City in 2013. Lori Powell is the mastermind behind this. She has a passion for redoing furniture and gathered some of her friends together and threw the rst event. She said that the people responded and the event doubled and still continues to grow. Cindy Poire of Madison Antiques Market wanted to do something similar to The Fancy Flea Vintage Home & Garden Market in Madison and contacted Powell about the possibility to holding the event in Madison. Powell had been searching for another venue and visited Madison. It was exactly what she wanted for her event. I felt this would be a really good thing for this town, said Poire about The Fancy Flea Vintage Home & Garden Market coming to Madison. Powell estimates there will be about fty vendors for the event. She plans to not have any food vendors because she wants the people to visit the different restaurants that downtown Madison offers. It will be unlike anything that has ever been in Madison, said Powell. This is not your typical ea market. If you have any questions, call Lori Powell at (863) 712-3278. Garden Club's Recycle Project Of The Month Greene Publishing, Inc. Photos by Lynette Norris, April 3, 2014 Now that you've cleaned out your storage closet or sewing room, what can you do with that leftover fabric? Creative people like Dolly Ballard can always think of something, and she shared three of her ideas with the Madison Garden Club at their April meeting.In the top photo, her rst project used a bright, bold jungle print and added an enlarged photo of a little boy's face, complete with monkey ears a perfectly whimsical gift for a grandson or nephew. The second project uses an oversize oral print stretched over a frame to become instant wall art. Finally, in thed bottom photo, a black-and-white print paired with pink ribbon makes a dramatic bulletin board. However, if you still have fabric left over that is cotton or a cotton blend, consider donating it to the Senior Citizen's Council of Madison, for their senior quilting projects; call (850) 973-4241 for more information. Or check around for groups that make quilts for charity, such as the Pine Tree Quilters, who meet every Tuesday at the UMCM Center. Call (850) 929-4938 on Tuesday for more information. Recall UpdatesHard on the heels of the massive GM recall earlier this year, on Wednesday, April 9, Toyota issued a massive recall of its own, affecting 27 models, including the Camry, Corolla, Matrix and Highlander. Two models were joint manufacture ventures with other car companies and sold under the brands Pontiac Vibe and Subaru Trezia. Not all of these models are new cars some were sold as far back as 2004. Troublesome parts include seat rails, steering column brackets, windshield wiper motors and spiral airbag cables. The total number of vehicles affected worldwide comes to about 6.4 million; about two million were sold in North America. Other models included are the Auris, Belta, Corolla Axio, Corolla Fielder, Fortuna, Hilux, Innova, Ist, Land Cruiser Prado, Mark X, Matrix, Porte, Ractis, Rav 4, Reiz, Scion xD, Spade, Tacoma, Urban Cruiser, Vanguard, Vitz, Yaris and Yaris Sedan. In a statement released April 9, Toyota said that it is preparing remedies for the defects, that it will notify owners by rst class mail when the xes are ready, and that these will be provided at no charge. To nd out if your U.S.-registered Toyota is included in the recall, go to http://www.toyota.com/owners/web/pages/resources/recalls and type in your 17-digit vehicle identication number (VIN), which can be found on your driver's side doorjamb, your auto registration form, or your vehicle insurance card. If you do not have computer access, contact Toyota's customer service department toll-free at 1-800-3314331.-Massive Toyota Recall-

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www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Madison County Carrier 9A AROUNDMADISONCOUNTY BAILEY MONUMENT CO 740252 Woman's Club Spring Fling Fashion Show Fundraiser Is A HitBy Lynette NorrisGreene Publishing, Inc.It was serene pastels and bold spring hues, in solid color blocks and eye-catching patterns at the Spring Fling Fashion Show Luncheon and Fundraiser for the Madison Woman's Club. The club members decided to do things a little differently this year, and have their own members serve as models. As emcee of the event as well as one of the models, Betty Williams explained that the idea was to have each model visit her favorite store or stores and put together a look for spring that included the outt, accessories and make-up. Lex Webb served as the usher and Don Yates did the sound. A lot of tickets were sold, and every spring-decorated teal, white and green table at the event was lled. Guests enjoyed chicken salad, fruit and ice tea while waiting for the show to begin. The results were fun-tastically colorful.Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Lynette Norris, April 10, 2014Members of the Madison County High School Chapter of the FCCLA served the ice tea for the luncheon. Left to right are Ashlyn Blount, Sarah Baltzell, Amelia Blanton, Ali Patron and Victoria Todd. Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Lynette Norris, April 10, 2014Emcee Betty Williams starts things off in a patterned top, fuchsia slacks and bold silver accessories.Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Lynette Norris, April 10, 2014Faye Browning and Dorothy Greene model blue and white color combos. White slacks are a perennial favorite for spring, and Greene adds a splash of green to her ensemble with a spring green blouse under a rich blue one.Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Lynette Norris, April 10, 2014Glenda Gordon goes bold with a teal, green and tangerine diamond print and a teal jacket.Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Lynette Norris, April 10, 2014With the right bling-y sandals and a colorful striped top, Carol Ryals shows that black pants can be perfect for spring, too.Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Lynette Norris, April 10, 2014Expect the unexpected with Raye Wooley, as she steps out in cheetah print pants, a lightweight black top and bold accessories.Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Lynette Norris, April 10, 2014Frances Mercer is ready for the beach in an aqua ensemble with beach appliques and matching sun-hat.Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Lynette Norris, April 10, 2014Sometimes, spring is all about little girls with butteries and easter baskets. Sophie Guess, granddaughter of Ramona Guess, steps out in cool, crisp style.Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Lynette Norris, April 10, 2014Pretty in pink, Riley Browning is ready for spring. Her father, Judge Bailey Browning, was one of the special guests in the audience.Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Lynette Norris, April 10, 2014Princess Akerman radiates understated elegance in a mint green dress and jacket set off by pearls.

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www.greenepublishing.. Wednesday, April 16, 2014 10A Madison County Carrier Madison County School Related Employee Of The YearBy Jessie R. BoxGreene Publishing, Inc. The School Related Employee of the Year luncheon was Friday, April 4 at Shelbys Restaurant. Everyone enjoyed a delicious lunch of fried or grilled chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans, rolls and a salad bar. Following lunch, the Employee of the Year awards were presented. The individual school recipients knew who received the award but the overall School Related Employee of the Year was not announced until the end of the luncheon. Greeneville Elementary School Employee of the Year was Teresa Jennings and Principal Valencia Barnes presented the award. Lee Elementary School Employee of the Year was Cynthia Thomas and Principal Robin Hill presented the award. Madison County Central School Employee of the Year was Geraldine Phillips and Assistant Principal Yolanda Hayes presented the award. Madison County Excel School Employee of the Year was Morris Bell and Principal Jada Williams presented the award. Madison County High School Employee of the Year was Dora James, who was unable to be present. MCHS Principal Ben Killingsworth accepted the award for her. Pinetta Elementary School Employee of the Year was Margaret Davis and Principal Beth Moore presented the award. District Ofce Employee of the Year was Jennifer Williams and Jan McHargue presented the award. Transportation Employee of the Year was Leola Arnold Transportation Supervisor Ivan Johnson presented the award. Superintendent Doug Brown presented the School Related Employee of the Year award to Teresa Jennings from the Greenville Elementary School. Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Jessie Box, April4, 2014Recipients of Employee of the Year awards, pictured left to right, Morris Bell, Jennifer Williams, Teresa Jennings, Geraldine Phillips, Leola Arnold, Margaret Davis and Cynthia Thomas pose for a group photo. Not pictured is Dora James. Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Jessie Box, April4, 2014Teresa Jennings (left), from the Greenville Elementary School, is presented with the county-wide School Related Employee of the Year Award. She is pictured with Superintendent Doug Brown.Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Jessie Box, April4, 2014Pictured left to right, Cindy Thomas, Principal Robin Hill and Superintendent Doug Brown pose as Thomas received her Lee Elementary School Employee of the Year award.Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Jessie Box, April4, 2014Pictured left to right, Assistant Principal Yolanda Hayes, Geraldine Phillips with her husband, Willis Phillips and Superintendent Doug Brown pose as Phillips received the Employee of the Year award for Madison County Central School.Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Jessie Box, April4, 2014Pictured left to right, Ivan Johnson, Transportation Supervisor Leola Arnold and Superintendent Doug Brown pose as Arnold received the Transportation Employee of the Year Award.Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Jessie Box, April4, 2014Pictured left to right, Principal Beth Moore, Margaret Davis with her husband, Elijah Davis and Superintendent Doug Brown pose as Davis received the Pinetta Elementary School Employee of the Year award.Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Jessie Box, April4, 2014Pictured left to right, Surretta Bell with her husband Morris Bell, Principal Jada Williams and SuperintendentDoug Brown pose as Morris Bell received the Madison County Excel School Employee of the Year Award.Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Jessie Box, April4, 2014Pictured left to right, Jan McHargue, Jennifer Williams and Superintendent Doug Brown as Williams received the District Employee of the Year Award.

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Carol Taylor grew up and currently resides in Quitman, Ga. She has been with the Communication Bureau in Madison since 1996 but she has worked as a communications ofcer before. First I worked at the Quitman Police Department then I moved to the Brooks County Sheriffs Department, said Taylor. The job opportunity opened up down here and I was asked to put an application in and I did and it was a better opportunity so thats why I took it. Ive been down here for 18 years. When I rst started it was just for a job but the more I got into it the more I felt like it was just my niche in life to do, said Taylor. I get a lot of pride and joy out of helping people. Its just getting them what they need when they need it. She loves listening to Contemporary Christian music and her favorite book is The Shack" by William Paul Young. She said that once she picked it up she could not put it down. Her favorite quote is: When someone shows you who they are, believe them" by Maya Angelou. When Taylor is not working she loves working out in her yard or being with her animals which includes a cat, dogs and chickens. When she sums herself up she said, God is rst and foremost in my life and then family and friends. I was listening to a thing on the way down here about what would be your legacy when you left this earth and its to draw people closer to Christ is my thing. I want to live my life for people to look at me and say I want what she has and that is Christ.Brian Bish grew up in Madison and has been working at the Communications Bureau since 2010. His father was a dispatcher and he grew up around it. I gured it would suit me, said Bish. He loves to help others in need. His hero is his grandfather. Bish explains that his grandfather was always there for him. Bish has a wife and two children ages 10-years-old and three-years-old. When he is not working he is hunting, shing and he is a volunteer reghter. He rarely has time to watch sports but his favorite is college football. He is a Florida Seminoles fan. When he summed himself up, he was all about family coming rst.Michelle Pulliam grew up in Madison and has been working at the Communications Bureau since 2009. I was working at Movie Gallery and one of my favorite customers came in one day and Movie Gallery was closing and he said you know there's an opening, you should apply for it and I did and the rest is history, said Pulliam. She continues to enjoy her job because she loves the action. Everyday the calls are never the same. Pulliam loves to sing so she could not pick a favorite song but she did say she loves 88.1 WAYFM. Her other hobbies include reading and hanging out with her family. Her favorite actor is Don Johnson. She enjoys watching his movies and television shows. Pulliams favorite quote is: Because of the love of God we are never alone, never forgotten, never abandoned, never betrayed and always loved. There is nothing we can do to prevent Him from loving us by," Charles Stanley. My heroes are my parents, said Pulliam. They did so much for us. They went without so much and my brother and I really would not be the people that we are without them. They are great examples. There just great role models. Pulliam sums herself up with one word: determined. Magan McCarthy grew up and currently resides in Madison. She has been with the Communications Bureau since 2011. I actually went into law enforcement, said McCarthy. I went through the academy here at NFCC and I spoke to the Sheriff about a job and they had an opening in communications and it gives you an opportunity to help people. Her goal at work is to make sure that the deputies are safe and get to go home at night. She plans to go further into law enforcement at another time. She has been married for two years and has a ve-month old son. When she is not busy with her family, she enjoys playing softball. Her favorite television show is "The Big Bang Theory." She enjoyed watching the movie, The Lone Survivor." Her favorite quote is: "Ive learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Madison County Carrier 11A9-1-1 DISPATCHERSSPOTLIGHT National Public Safety Telecommunications WeekNational Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, sponsored by APCO International is April 13-April 19 this year. This is the time to recognize and thank telecommunications personnel in the public safety communications eld. It was rst conceived by Patricia Anderson of the Contra Costa County Sheriffs Ofce in 1981 and was observed only at that agency for three years. Members of the Virginia and North Carolina chapters of the Association of PublicSafety Communications Ofcials (APCO) became involved in the mid-1980s. By the early 1990s, the national APCO organization convinced Congress of the need for a formal proclamation. Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass) introduced what became H.J. Res. 284 to create National Public Safety Telecommunicator Week. According to Congressional procedure, it was introduced twice more in 1993 and 1994, and then became permanent, without the need for yearly introduction.Lt. Terry Lenz, the Communications Bureau Commander, grew up in San Antonio, Tx., but she currently resides in Lee. She started at the Communications Center in 2007. This was her rst time working in any kind of law enforcement communications. Her usual shift is 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. but she is on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We have a lot of diversity throughout the community we have to deal with and we treat every call all the same, it doesnt matter if its a caller that continues to call all the time, said Lenz. We do get some repeat calls but we treat every one of them like its a new call. I appreciate each of my Communications Ofcers, they are unique and each and every one of them brings something unique to the department, said Lenz. It truly takes a unique individual in this profession. When Lenz is not working she enjoys doing crafts and sewing. She also loves being outdoors. Her outdoor activities include gardening, shing and hunting. One of her favorite saying is: The distance between who I am and who I want to be is separated only by my actions and words." There is a Billboard along the highway as you are traveling through Louisiana that states something like this: Good enough is enough but doing it right still matters, said Lenz. That statement is what the Communications Center strives for. Michelle PulliamKim WashingtonKim Washington grew up in Madison and has been working at the Communications Bureau since 2011. I started in the jail as a correctional ofcer and just kind of wanted to do something different, kind of faster, kind of the same scale, said Washington. She describes her coworkers as a big family. She enjoys her job because you never know what kind of call youre going to get. She has been married to her husband for almost ve years and they have their hands full with their children. They have a 13year-old and two 10-yearolds. When Washington is not working she enjoys running, working out, planting owers and hanging around the house with her family. She sums herself up as busy. I multitask a lot, said Washington. Im busy a lot. Im dedicated to my family and here (work) and Im happy where I am.Brian BishAllan Shadrick grew up and currently resides in Pinetta. He has been with the Communication Bureau since 2008. I had been a volunteer reghter for a number of years in our little community of Pinetta and I am currently the chief up there now and I just realized that I could do a little more being in communications, said Shadrick Shadrick enjoys the work and enjoys being able to talk with the ofcers. He is married to Sharon Shadrick for 22 years and they have four boys. His favorite movie is "The Final Countdown" with Kirk Douglas and he enjoys watching The History Channel. He loves older television shows but one of the newer ones that he loves watching is "The Big Bang Theory." When he is not working most of his time is taken up with his duties as the Pinetta Volunteer Fire Chief. He also likes to work on vehicles, hunt, sh and mow grass. Shadrick sums himself up as a people person. I pretty much can handle people. I can tell people just by talking to them its a trait that I think you need in this professional law enforcement, said Shadrick. Carol TaylorSarah McGrawSarah McGraw grew up in Mayo but she currently resides in Live Oak. She has been with the Communications Bureau since 2007. I was a caregiver to my grandmother and I needed an outside job. I started at the Advent Christian Village in communications and I was part-time so I sought further and I heard about this position, said McGraw. I sat in and I really enjoyed it so I decided to apply. McGraw likes to study human nature and she has learned from her job as a Communications Ofcer. I think Ive gained a better understanding of myself as well as those around me because we deal with people, said McGraw. We see behind closed doors so to speak. You see some of the bad things but you also see goodness in people and sometimes it helps restore your faith in humanity. Her favorite book is "Ender' s Game"by Orson Scott Card. Almost Adam"by Petru Popescu is a book that she read when she was younger and it has stuck with her. Her favorite movie is The Secret Garden" and her favorite television show is "When Calls the Heart" which is a new series on The Hallmark Channel. Her favorite song is Bad Company" by Bad Company. When she is not working she enjoys reading, walking, arts and crafts and playing with her nieces and nephews. She has recently discovered that she enjoys target shooting. When asked who her hero was she said her mother. She wasnt really around a lot when we were growing up but it's because she went to school and she was working to make ends meet, said McGraw. My dad was there. He worked as well but Id say that probably my mother was the adhesive in our family. She is the one that made things happen. McGraw describes herself as an oxymoron. She explained that she is responsible but she also enjoys having fun. She is a silly person but she takes her job seriously. Magan McCarthyWade Deyerle grew up in Martinsburg, WV He moved down here to be with his wife, Jessie Deyerle, who is a paramedic at Madison County EMS. He is in the law enforcement program at NFCC. He started working at the Communications Bureau on January 14. I like that its not the same thing over and over again, said Deyerle. Theres a lot of variety to what we do. When Deyerle is not working or attending school, he enjoys spending time with his family. He has been married for two and a half years and has two sons. Deyerle describes himself as pretty laid back and willing to do what it takes to get the job done. His hero is his grandfather. He was part of the greatest generation back in WWII, said Deyerle. He passed away in 2005 but he is still the person I want to be like when I get older.Jessie PrinceJessie Prince grew up and currently resides in Madison. She has been with the Communications Bureau since 2004. I was raised up in it, said Prince. My mom, ever since I can remember, she was a dispatcher. I kind of had a passion for it and didnt even know it. I just decided to give it a try and wound up that I actually fell in love with what I do. Its not so much a job as it is a part of my life. Her favorite quote: "Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs; Being purged, a re sparkling in lovers eyes; Being vexed, a sea nourished with loving tears. What is it else? A madness most discreet, A choking gall, and a preserving sweet," by William Shakespeare. When she is not working her hobbies include reading, catching up on her shows, music, watching bands and catching up on her sleep. Her televisions shows to name a few are The Walking Dead," "Hannibal," The Vampire Diaries" and Supernatural." Her favorite movies are Pride and Prejudice" with Kiera Knightly, anything with Marilyn Monroe in it and horror movies. Princes hero is her sister Angie Dempsey. She is no longer with us but she taught me a lot, said Prince. She taught me how to rise above situations and make the most out of things and that you can be a strong person but also be a feeling person as well. Prince sums herself up as spontaneous but also a person who values her down time. She is very family and friend oriented. Barbara Thrift grew up and currently resides in Madison. She has been with the Communications Bureau since 2009. I did my stint at Gold Kist and while I was there I went to school for EMS and I was a volunteer reghter for 11 years and I somewhat already knew how to do it and when a position became available, I put in an application and I have been here ever since, said Thrift. She enjoys her job because she gets to help people and its a new adventure everyday. Thrifts favorite author is Mariah Stewart and her favorite television shows are Vikings", Bitten" and Bates Motel" It is difcult for her to choose a favorite movie but she does like Heartbreak Ridge" and any type of horror movie especially anything to do with Friday the 13th. Thrifts heroes are her mom and dad. My mom because even though it wasn't her burden to raise someone else's child, she showed me love and care like every child should have, said Thrift. My dad has always been there for me. Hes pretty much my rock. She describes her dogs as her children. She has a Brindle Shepard mix and a Blue Pocket Pit. It was difcult for her to sum herself up. At times I am a free spirit, said Thrift. At times, I am a homebody and when I am at work, I make sure I get it done and make sure our guys get home. Terry Lenz Allan ShadrickWade DeyerleBarbara Thrift

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By Rose Klein Greene Publishing, Inc.Community banks make up to 96.6 percent of all banks in the U.S. and are recognized nationally every April by The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA), where they are celebrated for their many contributions they make to their customers, as well as to their communities. Small town community banks have advantages over larger banks. They are deeply involved in local community affairs. Through giving back to the community by supporting local organizations, they help ensure the growth of the community and success of its towns people. Madison County Community Bank (MCCB) opened their doors in May of 1999, almost 15 years ago on Hwy. 53 South. With the banks growth, they moved in 2007 to their existing building at 301 E. Base St., where they continue to serve and help grow, the Madison County community and its residents. Community banks such as MCCB help local economies thrive by helping to put local deposits back to work in their communities through loans to local residents and small businesses. Community banks serve a vital role in maintaining the lending ow to fellow small businesses in their neighborhoods, says ICBA Chairman John H. Buhrmaster. Lending to small businesses and farmers is the core of community banks, but these local institutions also focus their attention on the needs of families within the community and unlike larger banks, are willing to consider family history and character when making loans to customers. When it comes to lending, community banks understand the needs of other small businesses, as they are a small business themselves. Additionally, community banks boards of directors are made up of local citizens who have a common interest in advancing the towns and cities where they live. Edward Meggs, President of MCCB states, By driving our local economy and creating jobs in Madison County through lending to small businesses and residents, Madison County Community Bank can help build a more sustainable community. Janet Maier, the Residential Mortgage Lending Specialist at MCCB, states that another positive aspect of community banking is personalized service. Bank personnel and generally the banks ofcers, are accessible to customers on-site. Says Maier, When you call (MCCB) you can still talk to a real person. Taking care of our customers is ingrained in the way we conduct business, says Meggs. By helping our customers succeed, we help our community succeed. Making peoples lives better, thats the business of community bankers. www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, April 16, 2014 12A Madison County CarrierAROUNDMADISONCOUNTY Madison County Community Bank Celebrates Community Banking Month

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By Fran HuntGreene Publishing, Inc.The Aucilla Christian Academy varsity Lady Warriors hit the diamond against Leon County on April 4, and the Lady Warriors suffered a 3-1 loss, to now stand 13-2 on the season. As a team, at the plate, the Lady Warriors had 28 plate appearances, 28 at bats, six hits, five singles, one double, one RBI, one run and seven strikeouts. Whitney Stevens had three plate appearances, three at bats, one hit, one single and one strikeout. Emma Witmer had two plate appearances, two at bats, one RBI and one strikeout. Natalie Sorensen had three plate appearances, three at bats, three hits, three singles and one run. Ramsey Sullivan had four plate appearances, four at bats and two strikeouts. Kelly Horne had three plate appearances, three at bats, two hits, one single and one double. Elizabeth Hightower had three plate appearances, three at bats and one strikeout. Taylor Copeland had three plate appearances, three at bats and one strikeout. Carly Joiner had three plate appearances, three at bats and one strikeout. On the field, the Lady Warriors had 27 total chances, six assists, 18 putouts, three errors and a fielding percentage of .889. Stevens had one total chance, one error and a fielding percentage of .000. Sorensen had two total chances, two putouts and a fielding percentage of 1.000. Sullivan had 10 total chances, one assist, nine putouts and a fielding percentage of 1.000. Horne had two total chances, two assists and a fielding percentage of 1.000. Courtney Watts had three total chances, one putout, two errors and a fielding percentage of .333. Morgan had four total chances, four putouts and a fielding percentage of 1.000. Hightower had three total chances, one assist, two putouts and a fielding percentage of 1.000. Joiner had two total chances, two assists and a fielding percentage of 1.000. On the mound, Morgan pitched two innings, giving up one hit, one walk, three runs, none of which were earned and striking out three batters. She was named the losing pitcher. Hightower pitched four innings, giving up two walks and striking out seven batters. By Fran HuntGreene Publishing, Inc.The Aucilla Christian Academy varsity Lady Warriors faced off against Lafayette Mayo on April 3 and the Lady Warriors came out on top of a 6-5 scoreboard after overtime sent the game into 10 innings. The Lady Warriors now stand 13-1 on the season. As a team, at the plate Aucilla had 49 plate appearances, with 43 at bats, nine hits, seven singles, two doubles, ve RBIs, six run, six walks and 12 strikeouts. Individually, Whitney Stevens had ve plate appearances, ve at bats and two strikeouts. Emma Witmer had two plate appearances, two at bats and one strikeout. Natalie Sorensen had ve plate appearances, ve at bats, one RBI and one strikeout. Ramsey Sullivan had six plate appearances, six at bats, four hits, four singles and three runs. Kelly Horne had six plate appearances, two at bats, two hits, two doubles, three RBIs, one run and four walks. Courtney Watts had three plate appearances, two at bats, one walk and one strikeout. Abigail Morgan had ve plate appearances, ve at bats and four strikeouts. Elizabeth Hightower had six plate appearances, ve at bats, two hits, two singles, one RBI, one walk and one strikeout. Taylor Copeland had ve plate appearances, ve at bats and two strikeouts. Carly Joiner had eight plate appearances, six at bats, one hit, one single and two runs. On the eld, the Lady Warriors had 38 total chances, eight assists, 30 putouts and a elding percentage of 1.000. Whitney Stevens had two total chances, one assist, one putout and a elding percentage of 1.000. Witmer had two total chances, two putouts and a elding percentage of 1.000. Sorensen had one total chance, one putout and a elding percentage of 1.000. Sullivan had six total chances, two assists, four putouts and a elding percentage of 1.000. Horne had 10 total chances, 10 putouts and a elding percentage of 1.000. Morgan had nine total chances, one assist, eight putouts and a elding percentage of 1.000. Hightower had ve total chances, three assists, two putouts and a elding percentage of 1.000. Copeland had one total chance, one putout and a elding percentage of 1.000. Joiner had two total chances, one assist, one putout and a elding percentage of 1.000. On the mound, Stevens pitched nine innings, giving up 12 hits, three walks, ve runs, three of which were earned and striking out eight batters. Hightower pitched one inning, striking out two batters. She was credited with the win. www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Madison County Carrier 13ASPORTS By Fran HuntGreene Publishing, Inc.On April 8, the Aucilla Christian Academy varsity Lady Warriors hit the diamond against Rickards and the Lady Warriors annihilated their opponent for a 21-3 victory in the four-inning game called due to the 15-run mercy rule. The Lady Warriors now stand 142 on the season. As a team, at the plate, the Lady Warriors had 42 plate appearances, 32 at bats, 16 hits, 12 singles, four doubles, 15 RBIs, 21 runs, nine walks and one strikeout. Whitney Stevens had four plate appearances, three at bats, one single, one double, two RBIs, four runs and one walk. Emma Witmer had three plate appearances, three at bats, two hits, two doubles, three RBIs and one run. Natalie Sorensen had one plate appearance, one at bat and one run. Ramsey Sullivan had ve plate appearances, ve at bats, three hits, three singles, two RBIs and two runs. Megan Scholl had four plate appearances, two at bats, three runs and two walks. Kelly Horne had ve plate appearances, four at bats, one hit, one single, one RBI, one run and one walk. Payal Chaudhari had one plate appearance, one at bat and one strikeout. Abigail Morgan had ve plate appearances, three at bats, one hit, one single, three runs and two walks. Ashlyn Rogers had three plate appearances, three at bats, two hits, two singles, one RBI and one run. Elizabeth Hightower had ve plate appearances, four at bats, two hits, one single, one double, two RBIs, two runs and one walk. Taylor Copeland had four plate appearances, two at bats, two hits, two singles, four RBIs two runs and one walk. Carly Joiner had two plate appearances, one at bat, one hit, one single, one run and one walk. In the eld, the Lady Warriors had 16 total chances, three assists, 12 putouts, one error and a elding percentage of .938. Stevens had one total chance, one putout and a elding percentage of 1.000. Sullivan had nine total chances, one assist, eight putouts and a elding percentage of 1.000. Scholl had one total chance, one error and a elding percentage of 1.000. Morgan had one total chance, one assist and a elding percentage of 1.000. Rogers had one total chance, one assist and a elding percentage of 1.000. Hightower had three total chances, three putouts and a elding percentage of 1.000. On the mound, Morgan pitched the entire four innings, giving up two hits, four walks, three runs, none of which were earned and striking out nine batters.Lady Warriors Down Mayo In OTLady Warriors Annihilate Rickards Lady Warriors Fall To Leon

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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 WANTED FOR RENT HELP WANTED HELP WANTEDwww.greenepublishing.com SERVICES Classifieds . . . . . 14A Madison County Carrier Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Check us out on-linewww.greenepublishing.com FLORIDA PRESS SERVICES, INC. STATEWIDE CLASSIFIED PROGRAM STATEWIDE CLASSIFIED ADS FOR 4/14/2014 THROUGH 4/20/2014I 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. 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.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 Would you like to work as a nursing assistant? Become a CNA. Quest Training offers a nurse taught, 40 hr. prep class. No GED required if age 18 yr. Day and Evening classes. 386-362-1065.4/2 4/30, 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/cCDL Class A Driver Needed 2 years veried experience. Runs mostly SE extended area. Good 2 year MVR. Blue Cross and blue shield health insurance offered. (850) 929-2279.4/11 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, c Advertising Sales Representative (salesman) needed. Our newspaper ofce is seeking an outstanding individual to join or sales team. Do you possess a sunny, friendly attitude? Can you talk with customers easily and help them feel at home? Do you have a good personality and LOVE to talk on the telephone? If you are a team player, able to handle multiple tasks, have a friendly can-doattitude, a great work ethic, are organized, and self-motivated then this job might be just for you. Valid Drivers License a must! Apply in person only at Greene Publishing, Incs newspaper ofce, located at 1695 South SR 53, in Madison. Too Much Junk? Do you have a garage or barn or attic full of junk and want it clean? Granddads barn that needs to be cleaned or removed? Let us make you an offer on it all And we clean it up at the same time. Call 850-973-7916 and leave a message.2/26 rtn, n/c We want your Ghosts!! 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www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Madison County Carrier 15A All Legals are posted on line at www.greenepublishing.com All local legals are also published at www.oridapublicnotices.com ----Legals---** OFICIAL** AVISO DE ELECCIONES GENERALES Yo, Ken Detzner, Secretario de Estado del Estado de la Florida, por el presente notico que se llevarn a cabo ELECCIONES GENERALES en el Condado de MADISON, Estado de la Florida, el da CUATRO de NOVIEMBRE de 2014 d. C., para determinar la ocupacin o la retencin de los siguientes cargos: Representante ante el Congreso: distritos 2 y 3 Gabinete de la Florida Gobernador Gabinete de la Florida Vicegobernador Gabinete de la Florida Procurador General Gabinete de la Florida Funcionario Principal de Finanzas Gabinete de la Florida Comisionado de Agricultura Representante Estatal: distrito 7 Tribunal de Apelaciones del 1.er Distrito: retencin de 6 jueces Juez del Circuito, 3.er Circuito Judicial: grupos 4, 6 y 7 Junta Escolar: distritos 1, 3 y 5 Comisionado del Condado: distritos 2 y 4 Distrito de Conservacin de Tierra y Agua de Madison: grupos 1, 2, 3, 4 y 54/2, 4/16 4/2, 4/16 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 14-35-CP PROBATE DIVISION IN RE: The Estate of VALENTIN ZACARIAS RODRIGUEZ, Deceased. ______________________________\ NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ENTITLED ESTATE AND ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN SAID ESTATE: YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that the administration of the estate of VALENTIN ZACARIAS RODRIGUEZ, deceased, is pending in the Circuit Court in and for Madison County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is the Madison County Courthouse, 125 SW Range Avenue, Madison, Florida 32340. The name and address of the Personal Representative and the Personal Representative attorney are set forth below. All persons having claims or demands against the estate are required, WITHIN THREE CALENDAR MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE to le with the clerk of the above styled court a written statement of any claim or demand they may have. Each claim must be in writing and must indicate the basis for the claim, the name and address of the creditor or his agent or attorney, and the amount claimed. If the claim it not yet due, the date when it will become due shall be stated. If the claim is contingent or unliquidated, the nature of the uncertainty shall be stated. If the claim is secured, the security shall be described. The claimant shall deliver sufcient copes of the claim to the clerk to enable the clerk to mail one (1) copy to the personal representative. All persons interested in the estate to whom a copy of this Notice of Administration has been mailed are required, WITHIN THREE CALENDAR MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE to le any objections they may have that challenges the validity of the qualications of the personal representative, or the venue or jurisdiction of the Court. ALL CLAIMS AND OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED WILL FOREVER BE BARRED. Date of the rst publication of this Notice of Administration: April 9, 2014 HARDEE LAW FIRM, PL CARY A. HARDEE, II RAYMOND V. RODRIGUEZ Florida Bar No.: 133856 Personal Representative Post Ofce Drawer 450 12925 NE Colin Kelly Hwy. Madison, Florida 32341 Pinetta, Florida 32350 Telephone (850) 973-4007 Primary E-mail: lawhatter@aol.com Secondary E-mail: CaryHardee@hardeelawrm.net Attorney for Personal Representative4/9, 4/16 4/16, 4/23 4/16, 4/23 4/16, 4/23 LEGAL NOTICE MADISON COUNTY TRANSPORTATION DISADVANTAGED COORDINATING BOARD BUSINESS MEETING The North Central Florida Regional Planning Council announces a business meeting to which all persons are invited. DATE AND TIME: May 5, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. PLACE: County Commissioners Meeting Room Madison County Courthouse Annex located at 112 E. Pinckney Street, Madison, Florida GENERAL SUBJECT MATTER TO BE CONSIDERED: To conduct a regular business meeting of the Madison County Transportation Disadvantaged Coordinating Board. A copy of the agenda may be obtained by contacting: North Central Florida Regional Planning Council, 2009 NW 67th Place, Gainesville, Florida 32653-1603. Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this public hearing and business meeting is asked to advise the agency at least 2 business days before the meeting by contacting 352.955.2200. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the agency using the Florida Relay Service, 1.800. 955.8771 (TDD) or 1.800. 955.8770 (Voice). If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board with respect to any matter considered at the meeting, he/she will need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence from which the appeal is to be issued.4/16

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It takes much knowledge and wisdom to live the Christian life. We are faced each day with choices and decisions to make. Each day we are surrounded by pitfalls and hardships but we cannot afford to give up nor cave in to the devices of Satan. I suppose each and every generation has faced and will continue to face such struggles. This is truth; we each make choices that affect our daily lives and in the end our souls final destination. Throughout history man has searched for answers to settle the restlessness in our souls. Certainly we live in an age in which people are dissatisfied, discontented, and insecure. Inflation, recession, drought, energy shortages, joblessness, and high gas prices are but a few causes of the doom and gloom heard throughout our cities and nation each day. Thousands of books are written containing advice on how to survive the coming years. The literary market is flooded with books and articles proposing to give the answers to life and promising us the key to success. When all of the wisdom and knowledge of man is revealed, there still lacks comfort and peace within our souls. For those not caught up in self-help publications, there lies insecurity with bombs and battleships and armies of the world. Many people exist day to day, almost in a daze, wandering aimlessly with no hope, no future, just death and taxes. Few of our families have time for each other. The husband and wife work day and night just to get the kids through school and provide their family the basic necessities of life. They rarely see one another, each passing the other as they go from job to job and place to place. Many raise their hands in despair and cry, What ever happened to all our dreams? These countless millions of people continue to search here and there desperately looking for something that will give them inner peace. Dont you think its about time we took God seriously? Historically man has not taken God at His word, down through the ages we have not learned a single lesson because we have left our bibles closed. It is time we stop listening to mans opinion and turn to God for the answers we seek. The Truth shall set us free and give us a full life, contentment, peace, and more importantly the assurance of eternal salvation. Come visit us at the Madison Church of Christ for our Homecoming Revival, beginning April 20. We will search the Word of God, not mans opinion, for that peace that passes all understanding; the TRUTH. 2B Madison County Carrier Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Path of Faith The The Pulpit PulpitBy: Ray Joyner, Minister, Madison Church of ChristSearching For The Truth

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Madison County Carrier Wednesday, April 16, 2014 3B Path of Faith By Pastor Emeritus, Rev. Charles R. Lasseter My wife, Mary Lou Flynn Lasseter, always wanted a church where her family and friends could go and worship the Lord. Mary's mother passed away when she was only two years old and Mary was raised by her two aunts and uncles -Hattie and Adolphus (Dockie) Donaldson, and Mattie and Jim Anderson. When they passed away, they willed all of their property to Mary, me and our children, so that we would always have a home. In 1985, Mary and I, our daughter, Brenda, and son-inlaw, Allen McCormick, bought the house that Mary's Aunt Hattie and Uncle Dockie had built, paid to have it moved to it's present location, and Mary and I donated the land for the church, renovated it, so that our family and friends would have a place to come and worship the Lord. The church was formed as Lee Pentecostal Assembly. We have seen a lot of people come and a lot of people go but the church will always be there for family and friends to come and go as they please. Mary has taught Sunday School, brought people to church, carried people food, carried people to doctors' appointments, put up homeless people in our home, done community events, worked when I was down in the bed with back surgery, and also spoke for me when I was not able to speak at the church. Without Mary, there would not be a Lee Worship Center today. Mary also got her Certified Nursing Certificate in 1985 and worked with mentally ill and elderly in the nursing home. Mary deserves a medal of honor for all that she has done for the church, her family, her church family and her community. I am very proud of my wife as well as our five children and their families. Mary doesn't get to go to church a lot due to her illness. Please pray for her that she will be able to go back to the grounds that she had, always loved and worked very hard on. Pastor Lasseter Tells How Wife Helped Start Church In Lee Photo submittedCharles and Marylou Lasseter are pictured with their four children. Seated in front: Rev. Charles Lasseter and his wife, Mary Lou. Standing, left to right, back row: Kent Lasseter, Brenda Lasseter McCormick, Trent Lasseter, Lori Lasseter Tyre and Brent Lasseter.

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By Jacob Bembry Greene Publishing, Inc. Each year, St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Madison holds Holy Week services. The services began on Sunday, April 13, with the Palm Sunday service as the church reverenced the Lord with the Liturgy and the Procession of the Palms during their regular service. On Thursday evening, April 17, you are welcomed to join in as the church holds their Maundy Thursday service and remember the Lord's Supper and the events in the Garden of Gethsemane, beginning at 5:30 p.m. The church will hold their Good Friday service on April 18, beginning at 5:30 p.m. as they remember the Passion of Jesus Christ. Holy Week services conclude on Sunday, April 20, beginning at 9:30 a.m. As the church celebrates Easter and the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, Son of the one true God. Everyone in the community is welcome to worship at this most holy and important time, Rev. Joe Boyles, vicar of St. Mary's, said of the Holy Week services at the church. St. Mary's Episcopal is located at 140 NE Horry Street in Madison. Madison County Carrier Wednesday, April 16, 2014 5B 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! All of our Roong Systems are engineered and ready for installation, and in many cases can be mounted directly over your current roong material.1(855) IT-LASTS (485-2787)www.GulfCoastSupply.com RECEIVE UP TO $500 TAX CREDITCALL OR STOP BY OUR SHOWROOM IN ALACHUA TODAY FOR DETAILS ApproveENERGYTAX CREDIT RECEIVE UP TO $500 TCALL OR STOP BY OUR SHOWROOM IN ALACHUA TODA to chat with one of our Metal Roof Specialists and A X CR T TA CALL OR STOP BY OUR SHOWROOM IN ALACHUA TODA to chat with one of our Metal Roof Specialists and AX CREDITAILS Y FOR DE T TOD A AY to chat with one of our Metal Roof Specialists and AX CREDI G ENERGY T TA ENERGXCREDIT Approve Aprove ApproveNER Call us today nd out how a Pr appeal to your pr next energy bill! All of our Roong Systems installation, and in many cases can be your curr Call us today to chat with one of our Metal Roof Specialists and emium Metal Roof will not only add incr nd out how a Pr oject, but will also help you appeal to your pr next energy bill! All of our Roong Systems installation, and in many cases can be oong material. ent r your curr to chat with one of our Metal Roof Specialists and emium Metal Roof will not only add incr oject, but will also help you save BIG on your All of our Roong Systems eady for ed and r e engineer ar installation, and in many cases can be mounted dir oong material. to chat with one of our Metal Roof Specialists and edible curb emium Metal Roof will not only add incr save BIG on your eady for ectly over mounted dir Cal U Toda! LA S 1 ( 855 ) I T T.GulfCoastSupply www Cal U Toda!-LASTS (485-2787).com .GulfCoastSupply Genesis M.B. Church Invites You To Easter And Family And Friends Services By Jacob Bembry Greene Publishing, Inc. Genesis Missionary Baptist Church cordially invites all to their Easter service on Sunday, April 20, and to their Family and Friends Day on Sunday, April 27. Following the 11 a.m. Easter service, there will be an egg hunt for the children. Rev. David Delaughter will be the guest speaker for the Family and Friends service, which will be held at 3 in the afternoon. Rev. Oliver Bradley is the pastor of Genesis Missionary Baptist Church. The church is located at 2062 NE Colin Kelly Highway in Madison. St. Mary's Episcopal Welcomes Community To Attend Holy Week Services Verse Of Verse Of The Week The Week Matthew 21:9 (NIV) The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted, "Hosanna to the Son of David!" "Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!" "Hosanna in the highest!"

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Path of Faith 6B Madison County Carrier Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Pancake Supper Being Held To Support Missions Team By Jacob Bembry Greene Publishing, Inc. Celebrate Good Friday with a good deed, as you help send missionaries to Mexico and enjoy delicious pancakes. From 5-8 p.m. on Friday, April 18, the First Baptist Church of Madison will be serviing pancakes. The purpose is to raise money to send a missions team to Mexico. The cost of the pancake supper will be $5 per plate. Tickets can be purchased through the church office at (850) 973-2547. The First Baptist Church is located at 134 SW Meeting Avenue in Madison. Rev. Gabe Krell is the pastor. All are encouraged to support this missions trip to bring Christ to a neighboring country. Damascus M.B. Church Cordially Invites Everyone To Attend Holy Week And Easter Services By Jacob Bembry Greene Publishing, Inc. Damascus Missionary Baptist Church invites everyone to attned their service on Easter Sunday, April 20. During the week preceding Easter Holy Week services will be held at the church at 7 p.m. each evening. Everyone is also invited to these services. Following Sunday School at 10 a.m., there will be a mini sermon and then the church's Easter pageant. This will feature a program and music centered around the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Damascus Missionary Baptist Church is located at 185 SW Smith Street in Madison. Rev. Dr. Martae Telfair-Smith is the pastor. AfricanAmerican Churches To End Holy Week With Sunrise And Easter Services By Jacob Bembry Greene Publishing, Inc. Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church will host a sunrise service, which will feature other churches in attendance, on Easter Sunday, April 20. The Sunrise Service will begin at the church at 7 a.m. Other churches attending will include Damascus Missionary Baptist Church and Pineland Missionary Baptist Church. Earlier in the week, Damascus Missionary Baptist Church, located at 185 SW Smith Street in Madison, will host Holy Week services beginning at 7 p.m. each evening. Later in the morning, Pineland Missionary Baptist Church will host an Easter morning program, featuring their youth doing a skit, performing music and a dance during their regular morning worship service. Pineland is located at 205 SE Old County Camp Road in Madison. Everyone is welcome to attend all these services. Shiloh Missionary Baptist is located at 221 SW Martin Luther King Drive in Madison.

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Path of Faith 8B Madison County Carrier Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Church Calendar April 16-18 Damascus Missionary Baptist Church will host the Passion Service during Holy Week, beginning at 7 p.m. each evening. Rev. Dr. Martae TelfairSmith is the pastor. The church is located at 185 SW Smith Street in Madison. April 16 Rev. Marcus Hawkins, pastor of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Madison, will be the guest speaker at the Holy Week service to be held Wednesday, April 16, at noon at the First United Methodist Church, located at 348 SE Rutledge Street in Madison. Rev. Bob Laidlaw is the pastor of the church. A lunch will be served following the service. April 16 Cherry Lake Baptist Church will hold a revival service Wednesday evening, April 16, at 7 p.m., Rev. Larry Harris, from Northside Baptist Church in Quitman, Ga., will be the guest speaker that evening and music will be provided by the Master's Gospel Singers. Everyone is welcome. Dr. Murrell Bennett is the pastor. Cherry Lake Baptist is located at 1308 NW County Road 150 in Cherry Lake. April 16 Midway Baptist Church, located on Midway Church Road, will hold their monthly Family Night dinner beginning at 6 p.m. Service will follow at 7 p.m. April 16 Rev. Jimmy Fletcher, pastor of Sirmans Baptist Church, will bring the message during the Death to Life Holy Week service held Wednesday evening, April 16, at St. John's Baptist Church, located at 5905 NW Lovett Road, northeast of Greenville. Food will be served in the fellowship hall beginning at 6:30 p.m. Service will begin at 7 p.m. Rev. John Ballard is the pastor of St. John's Baptist Church. All are welcome. April 17 Rev. Bryan Phillips, pastor of Faith Baptist Church in Madison, will be the guest speaker at the Holy Week Service to be held Thursday, April 17, at noon at Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church, located at 518 Dade Street in Madison. Rev. Charles Evans is the pastor. A lunch will be served following the service. April 17 Lee United Methodist Church will host a Maundy Thursday service on Thursday, April 17, from 6-8:30 p.m., in the church's fellowship hall. The Immersion Experience into Christ's passion will be an evening of fellowship and worship. This will be followed immediately by communion. Everyone is welcome. April 17 Rev. John Ballard, pastor of St. John's Baptist Church, will bring the message during the Death to Life Holy Week service held Thursday evening, April 17, at New Home Baptist Church, located at 1100 SW Moseley Hall Road in the New Home community. Food will be served in the fellowship hall beginning at 6:30 p.m. Service will begin at 7 p.m. Rev. Benjie Dyal is the pastor of New Home Baptist Church. All are welcome. April 18 Rev. Bob Laidlaw, pastor of the First United Methodist Church in Madison, will be the guest speaker at the April 18 Good Friday Holy Week service to be held at noon at the First Baptist Church, located at 134 SW Meeting Avenue in Madison. Rev. Gabe Krell is the pastor. A lunch will be served following the service. April 18 Pine Grove Baptist Church, located at 4084 NE Rocky Ford Road, north of Madison, will hold a Solemn Assembly on Good Friday, April 18, as they end a 40-day fast, praying to see God move in their church. The prayer and worship meeting will begin at 6 p.m. The Solemn Assembly will conclude with a feast of celebration. Rev. Timmy Dyke is the pastor of Pine Grove Baptist. All are welcome to attend. April 18 Rev. Benjie Dyal, pastor of New Home Baptist Church, will bring the message during the Death to Life Holy Week service held Friday evening, April 18, at Greenville Baptist Church, located at 1365 West Main Street in Greenville. Food will be served in the fellowship hall beginning at 6:30 p.m. Service will begin at 7 p.m. Rev. Toney Hill is the pastor of Greenville Baptist Church. All are welcome. April 18 Please join the First Baptist Church in the Fellowship Hall for a pancake dinner to raise money for their missions trip to Mexico. Cost is $5. Serving times are 5-8 p.m. April 19 Genesis Missionary Baptist Church will host a gospel concert as the Faithful Few Gospel Singers present a PreResurrection Praise, Word and Song Service at Genesis Missionary Baptist Church, 2062 NE Colin Kelly Highway in Madison, beginning at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Rev. Oliver Bradley is the pastor.

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Madison County Carrier Wednesday, April 16, 2014 9B Path of Faith April 20 Easter morning will begin at Beulah Baptist Church with the pastor reading a devotional before an Easter breakfast at 9 a.m. During the worship service at 11 a.m., there will be an Easter program of music, followed by the narrative of the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The church is located at 1258 NE Beulah Church Road, east of Lee. Everyone is welcome. Rev. T.J. Santerfeit is the pastor. April 20 Bible Deliverance Church will host an Easter egg hunt, followed by dinner in the church fellowship hall after their Easter morning service on Sunday, April 20. Bible Deliverance Church is located at 720 SW Range Avenue in Madison. Rev. Thomas Thigpen is the pastor. April 20 Faith Baptist Church will host a community Easter sunrise service on Sunday, April 20, at Lake Francis. Everyone is invited to take part in the service. Rev. Bryan Phillips is the pastor of Faith Baptist Church, located at 1155 East US 90 in Madison. April 20 First United Methodist Church of Madison invites everyone to their Easter Sunday service and confirmation service as the youth who have went through the training are confirmed on April 20, beginning at 11 a.m. First UMC is located at 348 SE Rutledge Street in Madison. Rev. Bob Laidlaw is the pastor. All are welcome.on is the pastor of Lee United Methodist. All are welcome. April 20 Hopewell Baptist Church will hold their Easter sunrise service on Easter Sunday at 7 a.m at the Bailey Pavilion on Sundown Creek Road. This will be followed by an Easter morning breakfast and then the Sunday School and church services. Hopewell Baptist is located at 4730 County Road 360 in Madison County. Rev. Preston Gainey is the pastor. All are welcome. April 20 Lee First Baptist Church and Lee United Methodist Church will hold a combined Easter Sonrise (Sunrise) Service, beginning at 7 a.m., at Lake Brittany, next to Lee Town Hall in Lee. Rev. Sammy Hiers is the pastor of Lee First Baptist and Rev. Brian Sanderson is the pastor of Lee United Methodist. All are welcome. April 20 Midway Baptist Church, located on Midway Church Road, will host Easter Sunrise services on Sunday, April 20. This will be followed by a breakfast immediately after. Sunday School will begin at 10 a.m., followed by a cantata and morning worship at 11 a.m. There will be no regular song service during the morning worship service and there will be no evening services. Rev. Jeff Bailey is the pastor. Everyone is welcome. April 20 Midway Church of God, located at 2485 SE Midway Church Road, will hold their Easter service with Sunday School, beginning at 10 a.m., morning worship at 11 a.m. An Easter egg hunt for the children will immediately follow the morning worship. A fellowship luncheon will follow the egg hunt. Rev. Retis Flowers is the pastor. Everyone is welcome. April 20 Hickory Grove, Pinetta, Hanson and Rocky Springs United Methodist Churches will come together for an Easter Sunrise Service at the cemetery at Hickory Grove UMC at 7 a.m. A breakfast will follow. This will be followed by an egg hunt for the children, followed by the regular church service. Rev. Tim Blanton is the pastor of Hickory Grove and Pinetta United Methodist Churches. All are welcome. April 20 Hanson United Methodist Church and Rocky Springs United Methodist Church will hold a combined morning worship service on Easter Sunday at 11 a.m. A lunch will follow. Rev. Michael Halley is the pastor of Hanson and Rocky Springs United Methodist Churches. All are welcome. April 20 Pine Grove Baptist Church will hold their Easter morning service. Sunday School begins at 10 a.m. Morning worship at 11 a.m. The worship service will feature cantata type music and will be followed by dinner on the grounds. Pine Grove Baptist Church is located at 4084 NE Rocky Ford Road, north of Madison. Rev. Timmy Dyke is the pastor. April 20 Pineland Missionary Baptist Church will host a youth program during the Easter service on Sunday, April 20, at 11 a.m. There will be singing, a skit and dancing. All are welcome. Rev. Charlie Barfield is the pastor. The church is located at 205 SE Old County Camp Road in Madison. April 20 Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, located at 221 SW Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive will celebrate Easter morning with a sunrise service at 7 a.m. Everyone is invited. Rev. Marcus Hawkins is the pastor. April 26 Greenville's Renewed Life Outreach Center will host a community outreach at Haffye Hays Park in Greenville, beginning at 11 a.m., on Saturday, April 26. Rev. Chris Peterson, pastor of the church, will deliver the message and Desmond Roberson will lead the music. Food will be served to everyone following the service. All are welcome. Renewed Life Outreach Center is located at 1376 SW Grand Street in Greenville. April 27 Cherry Lake First Baptist Church will be holding their homecoming service beginning at 10:30 a.m. Special music will be provided by New Tradition from Nashville, Ga. The morning message will be delivered by Dr. Tom Studstill from Westside Baptist Church in Adel, Ga. Everyone is welcome. Dr. Murrell Bennett is the pastor. Cherry Lake Baptist is located at 1308 NW County Road 150 in Cherry Lake. Church Calendar

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Story Submitted The smooth, rich sounds of multi-Dove Award winning and Grammy nominated recording artist, The Nelons will ring loudly in Tallahassee, Fl., on Thursday, April 24, at the Killearn United Methodist Church, located at 2800 Shamrock South. This exciting event will begin at 7 p.m. For three decades, The Nelons (shown to the right) have been bridging the traditional sounds of Southern Gospel with contemporary influences that inspires listeners of all ages. The group, who has enjoyed much success as a part of the prestigious Gaither Homecoming Tour and Video Series, continues to cross generational gaps, presenting rich harmonies that have been embraced by audiences from all walks of life. The musical ministry of The Nelons was born in the late 1970s from a name that has been synonymous with Gospel Music for nearly a century. Having feet firmly planted in faith and family, while drawing from the stream started by the LeFevres and carried on by Gospel Music Hall of Fame member, Rex Nelon, a second and third generation of Nelon continue the rich tradition, as Rexs daughter, Kelly shares the stage with her husband, Jason and daughter, Amber, delivering smooth vocal harmonies that are incomparable. With numerous awards and accolades, including three GRAMMY nominations, six Gospel Music Association DOVE awards and many songs that have soared to the top of national radio charts, this family trio continues to produce innovative music. Their musical message embraces their traditional roots, while simultaneously reaching beyond various musical boundaries with an emphasis on introducing songs for the church, all the while bridging the generational gap of music lovers. Complete information regarding this special evening in Tallahassee at the Killearn United Methodist Church, located at 2300 Shamrock South on Thursday, April 24 at 7 p.m., may be obtained by calling (850) 408-2081. Path of Faith 10B Madison County Carrier Wednesday, April 16, 2014 Multi-Dove Award Winning Recording Artist, The Nelons To Be Featured In Tallahassee On April 24

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Madison County Carrier Wednesday, April 16, 2014 11B Path of Faith Compassionate Love By DG Williams With a heart of compassion in every thing you do Show love to others as Jesus loves you. Give unto others you meet along you way The compassionate love of Jesus share from day to day. Carry it to Jesus what e'er you're going through For your testamony of faith will help others too. Walk every moment in God's perfect love. One day you will see Him in heaven above. Compassion is what moved Him to give us His grace, Giving us His mercy to win this earthly race. So open up your heart to compassionate love That only can come from heaven above. DG Williams is a retired Church of God minister, who is a resident at Lake Park of Madison Nursing Home. He is a writer and a poet. He may be contacted at blessed_valley@yahoo.com.

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