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Madison County carrier
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Began Aug. 5, 1964.
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Wed. February 12, 2014VOL. 50 NO. 26 www.greenepublishing.com 50 cents Index 2 Sections, 22 Pages Local Weather Viewpoints 2A Around Madison3-7A Valentine's Day 8A School 10A Outdoors 11A Classieds 12A Legals 13A Path of Faith Section B Cowboys Head To State Playoffs As District Runners-UpIn an exciting game on Friday, Feb. 7, the Madison County Cowboys varsity basketball team fell short in the district championship match against the Godby Cougars. The final score was 65-63. The team ended the regular season with 17 wins and 10 losses. Coddrick Griffin led the Cowboys with 16 points and 17 rebounds, while Jarkievious Blackshear scored 10 points off the bench in the second half. Ladarius Robinson scored nine of his 11 points in the second half as well. Coach Allen Demps is extremely proud of the team and their efforts against Godby as well as their dedication throughout the entire season. In regards to the game against Godby, Demps commented, "We're used to close games, but we just didn't capitalize tonight. This is one of the better teams we've had at Madison in a while. I'm proud of those guys and I feel we have a good chance to come back in the second round and get them." The win against East Gadsden in the first round of the district playoffs earned the team a spot in the state playoffs. As a result of the loss to Godby, the team has to travel for the first round of the playoffs. They will travel to Pensacola to take on Pensacola Catholic on Thursday, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m. Madison County Man Killed In Suwannee County Crash Special from the Suwannee DemocratAMadison County man was killed in a vehicle crash Saturday night, Feb. 8, on County Road 136 West in Suwannee County, past the Foxboro subdivision, the Florida Highway Patrol reports. According to FHP, Tomas Pacheco, 32, Madison, was traveling east in the westbound travel lane of CR 136 around 8:40 p.m., and collided with the front of a 2014 Chevy Silverado that was traveling west in the westbound travel lane. The Silverado was driven by Jessie David White, 37, Live Oak. Pacheco was pronounced dead at the scene by Suwannee County Fire Rescue. White suffered serious injuries and was transported to Shands UF. His passenger, Ethan White, 5, received minor injuries and was also transported to Shands UF. FHP reported each occupant was wearing a seat belt. County To Vacate Two Roads In SirmansBy Jacob BembryGreene Publishing, Inc. Apublic hearing to adopt two resolutions to vacate roads on the Town of Sirmans plat is scheduled for the Madison County Commission meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 12. The hearing is scheduled for 9 a.m. Other items on the agenda under new business include: Discussion Regarding Big Bend Transit, Inc. Madison Shuttle Mr. Shawn Mitchell, Operations Manager. Discussion Regarding Use of BlueSee Vacate On Page 3A Greenville Rec. Board Holding Sign-Ups SaturdayBy Jacob BembryGreene Publishing, Inc. The Greenville Recreation Board will hold sign-ups for t-ball, baseball, football and cheerleading on Saturday, Feb. 15, and on Saturday, March 1, from 9 a.m.-noon at Haffye Hayes Park in Greenville. Coaches are needed for cheerleading. For more information, contact J.A. Lane at (850) 973-7510. Two From Greenville Involved In Taylor County AccidentBy Jacob BembryGreene Publishing, Inc. AGreenville man and woman were involved in an automobile accident in Taylor County that left a Perry woman seriously injured on Sunday afternoon, Feb. 9. According to a Florida Highway Patrol report, Danny E. Walker, 50, along with his passenger, Annette L. Walker, 58, both of Greenville, were traveling north on US 221 in a 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe. At the same time, Mary N. Taylor, 76, of Perry, was traveling north on US 221 in a 1995 Olds 88, in front of the Walkers. Taylor slowed down and activated her left turn signal to turn left onto Jim Hendry Road and the front of the Santa Fe collided with her car's rear. After the collision, the Santa Fe then traveled northeast and onto the shoulder of the highway, coming to rest on the east shoulder, facing northeast. Taylor's Olds came to a final rest at the point of impact, facing north. FHP Trooper John Sleigher was the investigating officer. Today Is Last Day To Buy Tickets For Banquet To Benefit Youth RanchesWednesday, Feb. 12, is the last day to buy tickets to the Sheriff's Valentine's Day Heart Banquet to benet the Florida Sheriff's Youth Ranches. Sheriff Ben Stewart cordially invites you to his Valentine's Day Heart Banquet, featuring dinner and fabulous entertainment to benet the Florida Sheriff's Youth Ranches at 7 p.m., at the Pinetta Community Center, 401 Empress Tree Ave. in Pinetta. The menu will include steak or grilled chicken, baked potato, salad, bread, tea and a dessert bar. There will be entertainment by the Madison County Sheriff's Ofce and the dress code will be semi-formal dress. There will also be a photo shoot. The price for tickets is couples, $30; couples with two children, $45, singles, $15. For tickets and to RSVP, contact Tammy at the Madison County Sheriff's Ofce, (850) 9734151. Gary Gazlay Named Madison County's 2014 Teacher Of The Year See Page 10A Photo Submitted by Renee DempsThe MCHS Cowboy's varsity basketball team fell just short in a heartbreaker to Godby last Friday evening, but travel to Pensaco la for the “rst round of state playoffs.

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On August 14, 1945, a radio broadcast by President Truman told the people of the United States that the bloodiest war in history had ended. Before the surrender had been signed aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay on Sept. 2, 1945, plans to cut the 16 million American men and women serving our country were being carried out. The Second World War claimed over 50 million lives; including the 400,000 American dead and another 700,000 wounded. All of the people thought it was a time of greatness for the United States. Europe, Africa and Asia, had been bombed and burned, their cities and elds were laid to destruction. Ours had not, our Industries were still in business. Our government was intact, and peace and prosperity were thought possible. We spoke words like victory, and exceptional, these words were used to describe our country and, our people. There were concerns about the USSR however it was assumed that America's political leadership and our economic and military prowess would become the world leader in peace. Ladies and Gentlemen, none of that exists today. NATO was created to defeat Hitler, when that job was done; NATO was to protect us all against the threat of Soviet expansion. All of that is now in ruins NATO is incapable of bringing a jerk like Gadha or Assad to heel. The aircraft, the ships and the military tanks and other hardware needed to protect us, and our allies are thought to be too expensive to build. New threats, like Iran, Syria, most of Africa, North Korea, and several countries closer to home in South America are ignored. Meanwhile, our penciled necked, sissy, limp wrested, pond scum, so called leaders in Washington and Europe, continue to loot our national treasuries in order to fund unaffordable social programs. Most nations, ours included, are now bankrupt by dept. What in God's green earth happened to all those expectations for a better future? The answer is leadership. No leaders? No future. There is some good news, in this country; we can still use ballots instead of bullets to re our leaders. Elections in the US can change everything. Look at Greece, France, Great Britton, Spain and Italy. Is this what we want our country to mirror? Picture this, Auto's, Homes, and Businesses, all burning because monies ran out in the coffers of these countries. Could this happen in our country? We now have agencies spying on our every move, letters are sent to a dear friend of mine asking the most intimate of questions. When that letter is not fullled they harass her with e-mails and phone calls scaring that little lady, why? Because, she has written letters, demeaning this administration. Must our President run around the world apologizing for who we are and what we do? Do we want our president and Congress to "balance the books" by gutting our military? I will be the rst to admit that we are top heavy in some aspects of our Military, we now have more Admirals then ships, the Army and Air Force have the same problems and now that Obama has red the best of the best leaders, "We in a heap of trouble" Also, will we continue to be subjected to the whims of foreign dictators for our energy needs? Or, use our own energy? Should we smother free enterprise with silly regulations destroying businesses then give advantage to our global competitors such as 2 billion dollars for Brazil to drill for oil off of their coast? Should we continue a tax system that punishes the hard working Americans success in order to "redistribute" the wealth earned by the hard working? Because this President and this Congress are unable or perhaps unwilling to take on these problems, our armed forces face huge cuts, while our young Americans are still in harm's way. Social programs, Medicare and Medicaid, are broke and full of corruption. 92 Million Americans are now unemployed 52 million Americans as well as many illegal's by the way, are now on food stamps or whatever we call it today. The 6.3% unemployed is a bogus number, should you get so disgusted in not nding a job and quit looking for said job, you are no longer counted in the unemployment camp. My math teacher is ipping in her grave with this scam. To solve all these problems, we need real leadership. Real leaders never promise more than they can deliver, and then, expect others to follow. November is but a mere nine months away, eligible to vote yet? Would a real leader please stand up? We the People of this once Great Nation need You. George PouliotteIunderstand that this fall, Florida voters will have a proposed amendment on our ballot to permit the legalization of medical marijuana (MMJ). I'm opposed and I'll try to explain to you why that is my position. First of all, let me give you some personal background. I have never used marijuana or any other illegal narcotic, but I do have some experience with the drug. In my military career, I encountered marijuana use as a commander and referred a number of cases to prosecution. I did random drug screenings and once my name came up on a screening list and provided my sample for testing like everyone else. I even once stumbled into the drug testing laboratory where all samples for the military in Europe were tested. That's a unique story. I have found marijuana growing on one of my family's timber tracts 15 years ago, which prompted a quick visit to the Suwannee County Sheriff's office. So while I'm not a marijuana user and never have been, I do have considerable experience with the drug. The evidence is now in for the 20 states where MMJ is now legal that legalizing the drug for medicinal purposes is merely a crack in the door to permit widespread use of the narcotic. It isn't very difficult to get a prescription for use. For example, I have a headache this morning; if I get stoned, my head won't hurt so much. Never mind that a couple of aspirin will do the job. Two states (Washington and Colorado) have now gone one step further and legalized recreational use of marijuana. I cannot imagine the problems that this has opened for their citizens. Let me ask this basic question: please tell me how legalization of marijuana is going to improve society? Some might argue that it will rid our jails and prisons of minor offenders. If that is a legitimate argument, then I think the statutes can be amended to address the criminal code and solve that problem without legalization of the drug. I suppose some might argue that this is an opportunity to gain more tax revenue for the state. Please spare me this tripe. I'll guarantee you that the costs will outweigh any revenue benefits. Never trust a political argument that in order to raise more revenue, we need to legalize more sin. That's a fool's errand. The experts tell us that the overwhelming evidence points to the fact that marijuana is a "gateway" drug for more powerful narcotics. Of course, the naysayers will tell you that every Phillip Seymour Hoffmanwannabe started on milk, but once again, that silly rebuttal is merely to put off addressing the issue with facts. I don't want to see the narcotic door opened any farther than it already is. But isn't marijuana sufficiently dangerous, in and of itself? I'm told that the THC (psyschoactive drug tetrahydrocannabinol) level in modern day marijuana is significantly higher (as much as 10 times more potent) than when the drug became popular 40 years ago. Why would any sane person want to engage in psychoactive drugs? Does anyone want to debate the secondhand smoke issue of this nasty business? I can vouch that the aroma of growing marijuana is quite powerful I would describe it as sickenly sweet. Did you see the story recently where Justin Bieber's pilots had to go on 100 percent oxygen to safely fly the plane while their passengers smoked weed? You don't want to be driving a car full of potheads getting ready to party! I understand that most of the money behind this amendment campaign is funded by a high-flying Orlando trial lawyer named John Morgan. He advertises all over our state (and nationally) as Morgan and Morgan. I don't personally know the fellow, but from what I understand, I'm opposed to his causes. Personal injury trial lawyers are not my favorite occupational group. I don't want any part of this business and I hope most of my fellow Floridians, or at least more than 40 percent, feel the same www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, February 12, 2014 2A € Madison County CarrierVIEWPOINTS& OPINIONS National SecurityJoe Boyles Guest ColumnistIknow Valentine's Day is for lovers, or so card and candy companies tell me so, but to me, Valentine's Day has always been for everybody; friends, family and definitely children. Maybe for me, it's a throwback to early school days when we decorated paper sacks with paper doilies, cut-out hearts and as much glitter as I could personally get my hands on before we taped them to our desks and waited with anticipation for the valentines that would appear the day of the class party; Valentine's Day has never been any better to me than that. Don't misunderstand, I really do love making a special showy dessert for February 14, but what I really love is making sweet things that can be shared with many people on this day set aside for love. This year, I used a recipe that was given to me by my mother-in-law years ago, and have used it so many times, I barely need to look at the page. The recipe is for cookies, that are really almost a candy. I had never eaten them, but after being given the recipe, I found it everywhere, and under many names. My mother-in-law called them Boiled Cookies, but now refers to them as No-Bakes. They've been called chocolatepeanut butter-oat cookies and a few not so sweet names as they are not the most beautiful cookies to look at, but are wonderful to eat. I myself call them Cow Patties when I make them extra large. This cookie recipe can be doubled without any problems and they are so easy to make, you can make several batches quickly if needed. A warning, they are super rich and sweet, but hey, it's Valentine's Day, and whether you're making them for your sweetie, your kids, your siblings, your parents, your friends or co-workers, they're sure to be loved, no matter what you call them. No-Bake Fudgey Oat Cookies Stirring constantly; bring to a rolling boil: 2 c sugar 1/4 c cocoa 1/2 c milk 4 tbsp butter pinch salt Remove from heat and add: 2/3 c peanut butter 1 tsp vanilla 2 c uncooked quick oats Stir well and drop by tablespoons onto wax or parchment paper. Cool. Makes about two dozen standard size cookies or one dozen cow patties.Valentine Cookies For Your.... Rose Klein Columnist Searching For Ambrosia MMJ Letter To The Editor Is America Still Great?

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By Bryant ThigpenSpecial from the Suwannee DemocratNancy Moral, from Lee, has applied for the Suwannee economic development director position. A dozen applications have been turned in so far for the economic development director position as of Wednesday, according to Charissa McDaniels, Suwannee County human resources. Interviews are scheduled to take place Feb. 18, at 2 p.m. The director, among many other tasks, will be responsible for activities at the catalyst site and recruiting new businesses and industry to all areas of Suwannee County. This is the second time the position has been advertised. During the first round, only eight individuals applied for the job: Kelley Gill of Live Oak; James Munger of Palm Beach Gardens; Glenn Vann of Waynesboro, Mississippi; Aaron Matthews of Century; Lori Evan of Jacksonville; Tim Williams of Wellborn; Michael Chandler of Live Oak; and Jason Allen of Noblesville, Indiana. Since re-advertising the position, in addition to Moral, the county has received applications from: Gregory Miller of Ocean Springs, Miss.; Alex Cameron of Live Oak; Allan Lane of North Port; Rebecca Golden of Lake City; Jeffrey Pritchard of Akron, Ohio; Alvin Jackson of Boynton Beach; Shane Farnsworth of Columbus, Ohio; Steven Marro of St. Augustine; Thomas Carrino Jr. of Urbana, Ill.; George Dempsey of Live Oak; and Kevin Keogh of St. Petersburg (This application was turned in after the deadline). Job description and salary This is a responsible, professional and administrative position that works under the direction of the county administrator to ensure that economic development initiatives and activities are coordinated, executed, and aligned with the Suwannee County Board of County Commissioner’s vision and policies. The position is responsible for the planning, implementation and evaluation of Suwannee County’s economic development programs and projects. The board agreed to a salary range of $45,000-60,000 depending on education and experience. At a budget workshop in August 2013, the board agreed to designate .08 mils to economic development, which would produce approximately $114,655.78 in annual funding. On Sept. 7, the board directed county staff to create a job description for an economic development director at their monthly meeting. Also in early September, city and county officials as well as business owners and residents participated in a meeting with Boyette Strategic Advisors (BSA) to discuss various types of organizational structures for economic development, and to build a plan that would suit Suwannee County. BSA, a company hired by the Suwannee County Development Authority (SCDA), collected the data and created a professional recommendation for consideration. At a recent meeting, Tim Williams, on behalf of SCDA, presented BSA’s recommendation to the board. In conjunction with BSA’s recommendation, the board voted 5-0 to set the job description and salary cap as the next step in the process. Local eyes were focused on economic development earlier this year when Suwannee County Economic Alliance President Dennis Cason announced he would be retiring at the end of the year. The county then had to make a decision on whether to continue to fund an outside agency or establish a position designated for economic development. The board provided Council for Progress, an umbrella under the Economic Alliance, a total annual funding of $57,000 for economic development. The funds were distributed quarterly in the amount of $14,250 for the second and third quarter of the 2013 fiscal year, which has ended (there was no funding paid for the first or last quarter). The county has officially ended funding Council for Progress, and will now use that funding for the new economic development director position. Interviews have been scheduled for Tuesday, February 18, at 2 p.m., prior to the board’s regular monthly meeting. www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, February 12, 2014Madison County Carrier € 3AWorld NewsBy Rose Klein Hex Your Ex With A Voodoo Doll For ValentinesIn London, England, a website called Hex Your Ex is offering personalized voodoo dolls for Valentine’s Day. According to the website, “Has a love rat done the dirty on you? Get your revenge this Valentine’s Day with a custommade voodoo doll.” The site goes on to say, “For anyone who has recently been spurned, dumped or two-timed, the sight of a long-stemmed rose, a gypsy violinist or a gift box of Belgian trufes might evoke similar feelings of cold-blooded revenge and retribution. For all of you people, may we offer our VOODOO YOUR EX service? To customize a voodoo doll, customers turn in a photo of their ex along with their ex’s clothing or pick a fabric like denim, paisley or gingham and select ve available hexes that include: Impotence, Flatulence, Beer belly, Root canal surgery, Prostate examination, Pet run over, Football team relegated and Zero Twitter followers. The hexes will be placed on the doll’s torso, legs and arms.Brother’s Superbowl Brawl Ends In HospitalIn Rochester, N.Y., two brothers involved in a brawl during a Super Bowl party, ended with a trip to the hospital. Sean Fallon-Nebbia, 27, allegedly punched his younger brother, Frank, in the face during a postgame show after the two had shared a bottle of whiskey and then some. According to witnesses, the men were just “play wrestling” before things “turned violent and aggressive.” The punch by Fallon-Nebbia knocked his brother out, but not before both “puked all over each other’s faces.” After Fallon-Nebbia knocked Frank out, he then bit off part of his younger brother’s ear. In a statement to police, Fallon-Nebbia’s girlfriend wrote, “They were drinking. They really just love each other.”Angry Wife Throws Toast And Butter At HusbandIn Cinderford, England, an assault case between a married couple is scheduled to go on trial later this year. Julie Evans, 45, and husband, James got in an argument when Evans asked her husband to do some chores. Her husband refused and ended up sleeping on the couch. The following morning, Evans was still upset and poured water over her husband as he slept. Another argument broke out that ended with Evans throwing toast at her husband and followed that by grabbing a handful of butter and smearing it on his face. Prosecutor, Theresa Perry said, “He then tried to rub some of it back on her and they ended up on the oor.” Evans’ husband ended up needing 13 stitches to repair a tear in his ear. AROUNDMADISONCOUNTY Established 1964 A weekly newspaper [USPS 324 800] designed for the express reading pleasure of the people of its circulation area, be they past, present or future residents. Published weekly by Greene Publishing Inc. 1695 South SR 53, Madison, FL 32340. Periodicals postage PAID at the Post Of“ce in Madison, FL 32340. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to MADISON COUNTY CARRIER, P.O. Drawer 772, Madison, FL 32341-0772. This newspaper reserves the right to reject any advertisement, news matter, or subscriptions that, in the opinion of the management, will not be for the best interest of the county and/or the owners of this newspaper, and to investigate any advertisement submitted.All photos given to Greene Publishing Inc. for publication in this newspaper must be picked up no later than 6 months from the date they are dropped off. Greene Publishing, Inc. will not be responsible for photos beyond said deadline. P.O. Drawer 772 Madison, FL 32341 (850) 973-4141 Fax: (850) 973-4121 2013E-mail Information:News news@greenepublishing.comAdvertisement ads@greenepublishing.comClassifieds / Legals classifieds@greenepublishing.comWeb Site: www.greenepublishing.com PublisherEmerald GreeneSenior Staff WriterJacob BembryStaff WritersLynette Norris, Rose KleinGraphic DesignersTori SelfAdvertising Sales RepresentativesJeanette Dunn, Shanna SwopeBookkeeping Brooke Kinsley Classified and Legal AdsCheltsie KinsleyDeadline for classi“eds is Monday at 3 p.m.Deadline for legal advertisements is Monday at 5 p.m. There will be a $7 charge for affidavits.Circulation DepartmentSheree MillerSubscription Rates:In-County $35 Out-of-County $45 E-Edition $25 ($5 add on to existing subscription) (State & local taxes included) BAILEY MONUMENT CO 740252 Vacate Cont. From Page 1ABuilding for Farm Share of Madison – Mr. Chad McCormick. Presentation by Intermedix Regarding EMS Billing – Mr. Don Passaro, Vice-President of Business Development. Approval of Clemons, Rutherford & Associates, Inc. Proposal/Task Order for Window and Door Replacement at the Madison County Courthouse Annex – Mr. Allen Cherry. Discussion Regarding Vacancy to Competency Board – Mr. Allen Cherry. Discussion Regarding Donations Request for New Veterans Transportation Van. – Mr. Allen Cherry. Items on the agenda under Public Works include: Acceptance of Maintenance Map for SE Donaldson Road – Mr. Lonnie Thigpen. Acceptance of Maintenance Map for NE Clover Avenue – Mr. Lonnie Thigpen. The meeting will be held in the Commissioners Meeting Room at the Courthouse Annex in Madison. Lee Woman Applies For Suwannee Economic Director Job

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Odd Eve U U new new www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, February 12, 2014 4A € Madison County CarrierAROUNDMADISONCOUNTY Obituaries Christine Retha Rogers Tuten, 74, of Monticello, passed away Thursday, February 6, 2014. A Service of Remembrance was held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, February 11, 2014, at First Baptist Church of Monticello. Family received friends from 6-8 p.m., Monday in the Monticello Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 3709 W. Jetton Ave., Tampa, FL 33629. A native of Madison County, and former resident of Clanton, Ala., and Perry, she had resided in Monticello since 1971. Christine was the former owner of Badcock and the Monticello Stockyard. She was also active in agri-business in Jefferson and surrounding counties and retired from the Jefferson County School Board System and was the secretary for Beggs Funeral Home, Monticello Chapel. She is survived by her husband, J.N. Tuten, Jr., whom she married in 1960; a son, Gary Tuten and wife Cathy of Monticello; a brother, Freddie Rogers of Perry; sisters, Cossette Driggers and Ellamae Grubbs, both of Perry; a brother-in-law, Cecil Wright (Wilma) of Perry; a sister-in-law, Catherine Osborne of Jacksonville; grandchildren, Chris Tuten and wife Shaughnessy, and Jennifer and Matthew Tuten; one great-granddaughter, Kaitlin Goddard; and a host of cousins, nieces and nephews.Christine Tuten Mary P. Anthony Peeples, 69, of Jasper, passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, February 5, 2014, at 10:32 p.m. She was born and raised in Ohio, and retired to Florida. She is survived by her husband of 38 years, James Peeples: ve kids, Terry Adams, Wanda Wirring, Everett Adams, Bonnie Peeples, Lori Burgen; and six grandkids. A memorial service will be held in Ohio at a later date. Mary Peeples Robert Perry Searcy was born May 14, 1927 at Patroit, Ind., to Louis and Minnie Moredock Searcy. Growing up, he was active in church activities, Boy Scouts, 4-H and sports. During his high school years, he was chosen as one of the top ve basketball players in his district. He also served as Boy Scout leader. After graduation, Bob joined the Army, serving one year in Italy during World War II. After military service, he returned to Patroit to join his father in the dairy operation. In 1947, Bob married Robena Heath who survives him. They purchased a farm, adding broilers and sheep to the farming operations. In 1952, Louis and Bob came to Lee, bought two farms and began the process of moving two farms and two households to Florida. Farming at Lee consisted of row crops, beef cattle, hogs and later pines. Bob was active in church, school and community activities. He became a Farm Bureau director in 1954. He held that position until his death. In 1955, the Searcys were chosen Outstanding Farm Family. In 1956, the Jaycees chose Bob Outstanding Young Farmer for the State of Florida. The next year, Bob served as Chairman of the Florida agriculture program for the Jaycees. In 1960, Bob and Beanie entered the real estate business with United Farm Agency, later becoming United National. They were active for 40 years. Bob became a member of Gideons International in 1965. He served Suwannee West Camp as Memorial Bible Chairman for 36 years. He remained a member until his death. Bob and Beanie had two children. Daughter Judy Mosier (Keith) lives in Aurora, Ind. Son Jim preceded Bob in death. Daughter-inlaw, Vivian, lives in Lee. They have ve grandchildren: Sarah Craig (Aaron) Bloomington, Ind.; Doug (Natalie) Aurora, Ind.; Rebecca Selvaraj (Cametron) Columbus, Ind.; Alexandria Searcy, Jacksonville; and Rob Searcy, Jacksonville. They have three greatgrandchildren: Chauncy Craig, Amelia Craig and Elliott Mosier. Three nephews also survive Bob. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Minnie Searcy, and brother Glenn.Robert "BobŽ Searcy HOME FURNISHINGS & MATTRESSES SINCE 1964 IN HONOR OF WAYNES 90TH BIRTHDAY, STOP IN TODAY THROUGH MONDA YTO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THESE INCREDIBLE FOUNDERS DAY DEALS! SOFA & LOVE SEA T SET, TOP GRAIN LEA THER$3070 COME TO MORRELLS THIS SATURDAY TO MEET WAYNE WHERE IT ALL BEGAN! $2399ONLYSOFA & LOVE SEAT SET$1390 $999ONLY5 PIECE BEDROOM SET$2245 $1699ONLYDINING ROOM SET: 4CH, TABLE, BENCH$675 $499ONLY O OD THR UGH EINCR DE OUNDERS ON L UR S ALLBEG SINME FURNISHIN O H CE 1964 SINTTRESSES A GS & M ME FURNISHIN TTRESSES

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Story Submitted The Madison County Recreation Association is currently making preparations for the 2014 20thof May Jubilee Celebration. The Pageant Committee is now accepting contestant applications for young ladies in grades 9-12. The events begin on Thursday, May 15 with the pageant and end on Sunday, May 18 Other events slated for the Celebration include a sh fry, car show, various food vendors, spiritual and secular entertainment, and lots of family fun. The 20thof May is a Celebration of Freedom. On May 20, 1865 Florida received the news that President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation freeing slaves. General Edward M. McCook read the Proclamation in Tallahassee, Fl at the Knott House. This year's theme, courtesy of Edna Haynes Turner, is based on the Akan symbol, Sankofa -symbolizing taking from the past what is good and bringing it into the present in order to make positive progress through the benevolent use of knowledge. Our motto for the Celebration is "Building a Better Future." The Madison County Recreation Association has provided haven for family functions, community and church events to Madison County citizens for many years. Funds can be donated to this event and will be used to ensure that the community enjoys the fellowship and heritage that this celebration represents. We welcome volunteers to participate in one or more of the various committees for this event. Contact Ozie Richardson for vendor spaces at (850) 464-0073. For more information contact Chairperson, Tami Brown at (850) 673-6702. 20th of May tshirts can be ordered online at https://www.booster.co m/pageant Make checks payable to Madison County Recreation Association, send to PO Box 755 Madison, FL 32340. February 14Sheriff Ben Stewart cordially invites you to his Valentine's Day Heart Banquet, featuring dinner and fabulous entertainment to benet the Florida Sheriff's Youth Ranches at 7 p.m. at the Pinetta Community Center, 401 Empress Tree Ave. in Pinetta. Menu: Steak or grilled chicken, baked potato, salad, bread, tea and dessert bar. There will be entertainment by the Madison County Sheriff's Ofce and semi-formal dress, with a photo shoot. Couples, $30; couples with two children, $45, singles, $15. For tickets and RSVP, contact Tammy at the Madison County Sheriff's Ofce, (850) 973-4151.February 14 The Kiwanis Club of Madison invites you to the Kiwanis Valentine's Day Ball, starting at 6:45 p.m. at the Senior Citizens Center on Harvey Greene Drive, a fundraiser for Kiwanis Youth Leadership Programs. Tickets are available at the door and are $10 per couple. Dress is casual, so come on out with your sweetie, relax, and be ready to have a great time with good food and entertainment that includes karaoke, DJ music, door prizes, and a chance to buy rafe tickets for a 50 inch at-screen TV (drawing to be held during Down Home Days).February 15The Madison County Public Library is holding a book signing Saturday afternoon, Feb. 15, from 1-4 p.m. Local author Willie Boatman, Jr., born and raised right here in Madison, will be signing copies of his book, "The House That Burned Twice: A Journey Through Misguided Passion." The library invites everyone to come on out and chat with the author, a local resident and probably someone you know already. Make plans to attend.February 15The Pine Tree Quilters are having their 18thAnnual Brunch and Quilt Show from 9 a.m. until noon at the United Methodist Cooperative Ministries Center, 135 NE Dill Ave., off Colin Kelly Highway. Enjoy a delicious brunch and admire the beautiful quilts on display. The Pine Tree Quilters make warm quilts to give away to those in need, and the annual quilt show is a fundraiser to buy quilting supplies. They will be accepting donations in any amount, and also offering three large quilts and several baby quilts for sale.February 16Southern Touch from Townsend, Tenn., will be in concert during the evening service at 6 p.m. at Midway Church of God, 2485 SE Midway Church Road, in Lee. There is no admission charge. A love offering will be received for Southern Touch. February 16Charles Lasseter, Pastor Emeritus, will be the guest speaker at the Lee Worship Center morning worship service at 11 a.m. and Sharon Sauls will be the singer. Everyone is welcome. Lee Worship Center is located on Magnolia Drive in Lee. February 19A free workshop will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 19 at 9:30 a.m. at the Madison Country Club on 445 SW Country Club Rd in Madison. Valuable information for seniors on securing one's estate and retirement planning will be provided. You will receive a workbook and gain useful information you can act upon immediately regarding: pros and cons of wills and trust, how to avoid probate, long term health care concerns and tax reduction planning. CLA Estate Services is a rm devoted to assisting area residents in protecting their assets and ensuring their money lasts. Their representatives have comprehensive knowledge of Estate planning issues that will help you avoid common and sometimes irreversible mistakes. Seating is limited, please call 1-866-2528721 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Central Standard Time to conrm your attendance to this very important workshop. Information in this workshop comes from a wide range of sources. For over twenty years they have been presenting concepts that come from clients, from attorneys, from nancial planners, from government agencies, and a wide variety of private and public sources. CLA Estate Services hopes the information presented will help you have a better understanding of your planning choices. www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, February 12, 2014 5A € Madison County Carrier AROUNDMADISONCOUNTY Larry DiPietro, Financial Advisor Registered Representative, INVEST Financial Corp. 850.402.8028 WHAT YOU MAY NOT KNOW is 33% of retirees experience a lower standard of living than while they were working*. Theres no need to panic, since were here to help put your mind at ease. At Capital City Banc Investments, we can help analyze your current “nancial plan, set a reasonable amount to save toward and make adjustments if your income needs are more than your savings. No matter how you want to spend your retirement, well work to help you meet your goals and enjoy the relaxation you deserve. Call today or visit us online at www.capitalcitybancinvestments.com.*ING U.S. Study: Retirement Income Rede“ned,Ž 2013.INVEST Financial Corporation (INVEST), member FINRA/SIPC, is not af“liated with Capital City Banc Investments, Capital City Trust Company or Capital City Bank. INVEST and its af“liated insurance agencies offer securities, advisory services and certain insurance products, which are: NOT FDIC INSURED MAY LOSE VALUE NOT BANK GUARANTEED 02/15 … 114041 Retirement is harder than it looks. Community Calendar 20thOf May Celebration Now Accepting Pageant ApplicationsPhoto SubmittedThe Sankofa, a symbol of remembrance and going forward, is the theme of this years 20thof May Celebration.

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By Rose KleinGreene Publishing, Inc.The FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) at Madison County High School is sponsoring a food drive in order to collect food for Madison County elementary students in need. The student group will collect food from donation boxes placed in town and packed into backpacks to be given to selected elementary students. FCCLA chose to take on this project after researching that one in six children in the U.S. do not receive the proper meals and snacks when they go home on weekends. With the community’s help, they want to provide as many of these children in Madison County with enough snacks and simple nonperishable food items to last them over the weekend. When choosing food for the donation box, they ask that you please keep in mind to NOT include perishable or frozen items. Nonperishable food items that would be ideal for this cause include: Individually packaged snacks such as pudding, fruit, fruit snacks, chips, crackers and other snack items. Breakfast items, such as granola bars, poptarts and individually packaged cereals. Reheatable and individually packaged items like Easy-Mac, Chef Boyardee products and Ramen in a Cup. Individually packaged fruit juices and drinks. Donated food items will be picked up on a regular basis. The group’s goal is to continue this project until the end of the school year. www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, February 12, 2014 6A € Madison County CarrierAROUNDMADISONCOUNTY Kiwanis Club Of Madison "Strikes A Pose"Submitted By Jerome WycheThe entertainment committee of the Kiwanis Club of Madison is exploring a new approach to club excitement by hosting some different events for club members. The committee has hosted a bowling event and a chili cook-off, and although not new, these were fun ventures for a thriving club with aspirations to grow membership as well as offer some excitement. Other events are in the planning stage; however, the one that is currently on the radar is "A Valentine's Ball" to be held at the Madison County Senior Citizens Center, Feb. 14, beginning at 6:45 p.m. This will be the first Valentine's Day Ball hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Madison, and it's not just for members -it's open to anyone who would like to attend! The event promises to be a fun, exciting time for those who would like to take their sweetheart out for an evening for only $10. Come on out and join in the fun. The entertainment committee has arranged for "undiscovered talents" to enjoy karaoke singing, or dance the night away to a variety of music provided by a disc jockey, or laugh along with an entertaining comedian, or win one of several door prizes and enjoy finger foods while chatting with old friends and making new ones. In addition, those in attendance will have an opportunity to buy chances on a 50-inch flat screen LED television. The lucky winner will be announced Saturday, April 19, at the 2014 "Down Home Days" celebration. The winner doesn't have to be present to win. The Valentine Day Ball is not a fundraiser, but is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Madison to share our successes within our communities, both local and internationally, as we seek new members...those who would love to join us in our mission of "Changing the World, One Child and One Community at a Time." Proceeds will be channeled to the Kiwanis Club of Madison Scholarship Fund. If you are looking for a fun Friday evening on Valentine's Day, this will be the place to be. See any Kiwanis Club member for a ticket. Tickets are $10 per couple, and will also be available at the door. Madison Residents Have Several Choices For This Special Valentines DayBy Lynette NorrisGreene Publishing, Inc. Valentine’s Day is on a Friday this year, which also coincides with a full moon. In some traditional Native American folklore, a full moon in February is known as the “Snow Moon.” A rare, romantic combination like that shouldn’t go to waste, so if you’re planning a romantic, fun and memorable evening for you and your sweetheart, you have at least three Valentine’s Day events to choose from. The Madison County Sheriff’s Office is sponsoring a Valentine’s Day Banquet at the Pinetta Community Center, 401 Empress Tree Avenue, in Pinetta, beginning at 7 p.m. The attire is semi-formal, or “nice church clothes” and the menu includes steak or chicken, with a baked potato, salad, bread, tea, and a dessert bar. The evening will include live entertainment from the talented Sheriff’s Department staff members, who are holding the event as a fundraiser for the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranch program. Ticket prices are $15 for singles, $30 for couples, and $45 for a couple with two children. For tickets and RSVP, contact Tammy at the Madison Sheriff’s Office, (850) 973-4151. If a more casual dress occasion suits you, the Kiwanis Club of Madison is hosting the Kiwanis Valentine’s Ball in the big dining hall at the Senior Citizens Center, 1161 SW Harvey Greene Drive, starting at 6:45 p.m. Entertainment for the evening includes DJ music and karaoke for those brave souls who would like to serenade their sweethearts after dinner. There will also be door prizes throughout the evening, and a chance to buy raffle tickets on a 50” flat screen TV (drawing to be held on the first day of Down Home Days). Tickets are $10 and will be available at the door, and the funds raised will go toward Kiwanis Youth Leadership programs. If an evening at the theater seems like the perfectly dramatic way for you and your one and only to celebrate, the RATT Pact Theater group is holding a special Valentine’s Dinner Theater that weekend at the Madison Country Club. There will be three performances ofAlways a Bridesmaid, a hilarious romantic comedy, on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. Thursday and Saturday performances (Feb. 13 and 15) will feature a show and dessert. Tickets for those two evenings are $20, and both evenings begin at 7:30 p.m. The big day, Friday, will be the dinner theater performance. Tickets for that evening are $40, and the evening festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. to allow for the dinner and the performance. Seating for all three evenings is limited, so reservations are required. Call (850) 673-9585 to reserve your seat. For more information, visit the website http://www.rattpact.com/ FCCLA Food Drive Needs Help With Happy Sacks

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By Lynette Norris Greene Publishing, Inc.How many people here went to summer camp when they were children?” Leslie Smith asked the roomful of Rotary Club members. Every hand in the room went up. Summer camp has been practically a rite of passage for American children for decades – 4-H Camp, Boy Scout Camp, Girl Scout Camp, church camp, sports camp, music camp, nature camp, horseback riding camp, camp that was a little bit of everything – whether it was rustic cabins, tents or more modern dorm facilities, whether it was beside a river, a lake or out in the woods, it was a chance to get away from Mom and Dad, meet new friends, sing camp songs, learn new activities and participate in fun stuff with other kids all day...to laugh, to explore, to feel independent in that whole new world away from home. For some, it defines their childhood experience; for others, it’s a collection of fond, pleasant memories and warm feelings. Whatever it means to the particular individual, the phrase “summer camp” brings back that sense of wonder they felt as a child. However, for special needs children, ordinary summer camp as most people remember it is not an option. They may be in wheelchairs, or have other disabilities that make it difficult or impossible to join in with ordinary camp activities. Depending on severity of physical challenges, they may need assistance getting into or out of bed, eating, getting dressed or going to the restroom. They may have conditions that require constant or near-constant medical supervision. They may have mental challenges that require close or constant supervision and need more guidance and help in order to participate in activities and games. To fill that gap, “special needs camps” have arisen through the years, with facilities that can accommodate wheelchairs and extra staff with the kind of training needed to care for their young charges. In the North Florida area, the Rotary Clubs of District 6940 have, for the last several years, been sponsoring Rotary Youth Camp for the Physically Challenged, where Leslie Smith has worked for 19 years as counselor and director. The Madison Rotary Club was one of those original founding clubs. “Rotary has been part of my life forever,” said Smith, whose grandfather was a founding member of the Quincy Rotary Club, and whose father is a member of Rotary in Tallahassee. As a child, she remembers going to Rotary meetings with her father and learning about worldwide projects such as Polio Plus winning the fight against polio, and the water projects in Haiti installing filtration systems to provide clean water for families living in poverty. As an adult, and a Rotary member herself, she has traveled to Costa Rica to help set up an eye clinic that treated nearly 200 patients in just a few short days. However, it is the Rotary Youth Camp that is nearest and dearest to her heart. “Kids love summer camp,” she says. “It’s a part of their experience.” It doesn’t matter who the child is, special needs or no, summer camp is summer camp. A clear, sparkling swimming pool, a place to go fishing, arts and crafts, boating, archery, scuba, talent shows, outdoor games, campfires and camp songs, karaoke, the Big Dance...it’s something they wouldn’t miss for the world, a place where they can be with other children, experience that sense of fun and independence being away from home, and feel 100 percent accepted just as they are. Parents often tell Smith how much their children look forward to the camp all year and then can’t stop talking about their camp experience once they get back. The youth camp benefits the families as well, giving the parents a much-needed break. Smith read an excerpt from a letter written by one such family: “As parents of a special needs child we don’t get many opportunities to do things as a couple – we are usually split, one with each child. When Brady goes to camp we are able to recharge and reconnect with one another and with our other son. It may not sound like much, but to us, it is priceless.” The Rotary Youth Camp began with just one camp session per year, then as more families learned of the camp’s existence, and need increased, the camp went to two sessions. Then, they outgrew that and for the first time last year, they successfully ran three summer camp sessions...and they still have a waiting list. The camp counselors are people who take time off from their regular jobs to spend a week at the camp for a fraction of their regular salary, or they are people who use their entire vacation to be counselors for one or two weeks. Sometimes, former campers who have successfully completed the Counselor-InTraining program come back to help, and there is a need for more. This year they have also moved the camp to a new facility, the Wallwood Boy Scout Camp on Lake Talquin in Quincy. It’s much more suitable for special needs children, with strategically located, more easily accessible restrooms, and better dorm facilities, but the rent is more expensive. All in all, it costs about $1500 to send a special needs child for a one-week session at the camp, but the families are never charged; often caring for a special needs child yearround is strain on the family’s budget, meaning that summer camp would out of reach for many if it weren’t free. Instead, civic clubs, organizations churches and other groups raise the funds necessary to operate the camp. Sometimes groups of people provide dinner for campers or come out to spend some time with the children. Rotary Youth Camp also appeals to individual community members who want to help out. They can sponsor a camper for $1500, or sponsor a golf cart or trailer used to transport the children from one area to another for $500. Or, they can help by spreading the word about the need for sponsors to their church or civic club, or contribute $20 to Rotary Youth Camp’s “20/20” campaign to celebrate its 20 years of operation and help give a special needs child an overnight camp experience, or come on out to the camp one day and spend time with the children. For more information about the camp, contact RYC at 1801 Miccosukee Commons Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32308, or call (850) 6567921, or email Leslie Smith at leslie@nfryc.org, or visit the website at www.nfryc.org. www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, February 12, 2014Madison County Carrier € 7AAROUNDMADISONCOUNTY Special Needs Summer Camp: How Can You Help?Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Lynette Norris, February 5, 2014Leslie Smith, Director of Rotary Youth Camp (RYC) for special needs children, speaks to the Madison Rotary Club about what the camp means to the children and their families. This year, RYC is conducting a 20/20 campaign to celebrate 20 years of operation and help a special needs child enjoy an overnight camp experience.

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www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday February 12, 2014 8A € Madison County CarrierAROUNDMADISONCOUNTY Stacy & Company !" Valentines Gift Certificates Available #$%& '(#)#*+,-.+/0$#)#-.A Full Service Salon Stacy & CompanyA Full Service Salon Hearts And Flowers, Polka Dots And White GlovesGreene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Lynette Norris, February 6, 2014Jackie Johnson's dreamy tableau greeted Garden Club members when they arrived for their February meeting, recalling a bygone era of wearing white gloves to afternoon teas. Perhaps this is a young mother enjoying one such afternoon gathering with her two daughters in tow, experiencing a bit of Valentine's Day elegance to share with their school chums at their next Show and Tell. 973-4141(Fax) 973-4121P.O. Drawer 772 Madison, FLIt Pays To Advertise AS Garden Club To Bring Back Camellia ShowsBy Lynette Norris Greene Publishing, Inc.At their March meeting next month, the Garden Club members will bring in specimens of camellias from their gardens to be judged by certified American Camellia Society (ACS) judges, in the first camellia show held in Madison since the 1950s. At the February meeting, prize-winning camellia growers and experts Carol and Jerry Selph explained how it was done: how to set up for a judged camellia show, what information needs to be on the entry cards, how to display a flower to its best advantage, and what constitutes a show-worthy specimen. Native to Asia, the shrubs were first brought to America 200 years ago, where their ability to thrive in temperate climates with minimal care made them as much a part of Southern landscapes as the iconic magnolia. Japonica, sasanqua, reticulata, or any hybrid in between, sporting every gradation of color from deep red, to pink, to white, they now grace yards and gardens everywhere, nearly as ubiquitous as azaleas, but with far more variation in size, shape and formation of their flowers. In general, camellias are a woody, shrubtype plant that can grow to the size of a small tree, depending on the species and how it is pruned. The trunk is usually very slender and smooth. The leaves are usually large (two or three inches), glossy, dark green and leathery, and the colorful, showy flowers can be anywhere from one or two inches across to the size of a dinner plate. In form, the blooms can resemble roses or peonies, be half spherical in shape, or flat and open-faced, the petals large and smooth, or small and curly, the yellow stamens conspicuously on display or hidden from view. Whatever the variety, in yards and gardens, they are usually show-stoppers, and the best blooms off the best cared-for trees, with the right preparation, can be show-winners. The specimens have to have the correct ACS name on the entry card; if the name cannot be determined, it can be entered in the “Unknown” category. There are literally thousand of varieties, many of which have yet to be officially named and registered with the ACS. The names themselves are fascinating – the Governor Mouton, the Aunty Jenny, the Betty Sheffield – and the stories of how they were chosen even more so. “I love stories about camellias almost as much as I love camellias,” said Carol, whose uncle named and registered the Julia C. Taylor. The best time to cut the blooms is the early morning before the show, but the blooms can be harvested the day before and their stems stuck in a grape, which will supply all the sugar and water they need for a day or two. If the leaves are pretty, you may leave one or two to set off the magnificent bloom. The cut blooms need to be refrigerated to preserve freshness, resting on something soft, like cotton batting or pillow stuffing material, inside a sealed container. Any plastic bowl (or tray, if you have a lot of blooms) with a snap-on lid will work. If the bloom is wet when cut, let it air dry in the refrigerator and then seal the container. If a cold front is due to come through an area several days before a scheduled show, it’s not unusual for people to harvest and preserve their best blooms a week or more in advance. Display cups are furnished by the ACS, in several different sizes, and it’s important to select the right size to show off your flower. The best way to display it is in a cup that will hold it perpendicular to the floor. Jerry fielded several questions, including, “How many flowers can we enter?” (“As many as you care to tote in,”) to “What do we do if we have bushes but no blooms?” (“That’s why we have 3,000 bushes to choose from”). When it comes to year-round prepping and care of camellia bushes to get the best and biggest blooms, culling most of the buds will give the remaining blooms the best shot at being the biggest and best they can be. Culling doesn’t affect the tree itself, and the masses of buds will be back next winter. For fertilizer, Jerry recommends a standard 8-8-8 fertilizer, not “azalea food” fertilizer, which makes the soil too acid. Camellias prefer a range of 6.2 to 6.5. If you’re planting a brand-new shrub from the nursery, look for slightly alkaline soil with good drainage, and don’t plant them too deep, a common mistake. Plant the shrub about one inch higher than the surrounding ground so water will not collect around the trunk. Camellias hate wet feet, and don’t allow mulch to touch the trunk. Look for a lightly shaded spot, but not deep shade. If grass will grow there, it’s just the right amount of shade. When pruning your shrubs, wait until they have finished blooming, usually around March. Next month’s show is a small start, but the Selphs believe that camellia shows will catch on and make a comeback in Madison, and in time, rival the show in Quitman, Ga. that displayed around 1,500 blooms this year. “You can get there, too,” said Carol.Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Lynette Norris, February 6, 2014Pretty, but not big enough. Carol Selph holds a bloom named Valentines Day,Ž that is beautiful, but needs to be at least half again as big before it can be considered show quality.Ž

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www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, February 12, 2014 10A € Madison County Carrier 2014 District Teacher Of The Year Named At Annual BanquetBy Rose KleinGreene Publishing, Inc.The Madison County Foundation for Excellence in Education (MCFEE) hosted a Teacher Recognition Banquet this past Thursday, Feb. 6, at the Madison County High School cafeteria. Tim Sanders, Clerk of Court, welcomed Madison County teachers, family members, friends and banquet sponsors who were there to honor the seven previously named Teachers of the Year for 2014, and to hear the anticipated announcement of the one teacher who would be selected as District Teacher of the Year. The seven recognized teachers all gave emotional and thought-provoking speeches after being introduced by current or former students, who gave testimony to the teacher’s abilities and character, as well as bringing some occasional humor and light-heartedness to the evening. The clearly enjoyable evening drew to a close as the long-awaited announcement from Clay Sapp, Master of Ceremonies, revealed Gary Gazlay as the 2014 District Teacher of the Year for Madison County. Gazlay was very emotional as he accepted a plaque, presented by School Superintendent Doug Brown, and also during his speech that followed. Gary Gazlay sums up his District Teacher of the Year title in this way, “I realize that any awards or recognition that I have received throughout my years of being a music educator in Madison County is the direct result of God blessing me through the positive inuence my students have had on my life. My current and former students continue to inspire me and I am truly grateful to all of them, as well as the people of Madison County for impacting my life in such a positive way.” Clay Sapp, past national president for FFA (Future Farmers of America), kept the evenings events interesting and on track as the banquet Master of Ceremonies.Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Rose Klein, February 6, 2014 Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Rose Klein, February 6, 2014The Madison Boys Choir, under the direction of Daniel Graham, provided music during dinner, that had some of the guests dancing while waiting in the buffet line. District Teacher of the Year, Gary Gazlay, gives an emotional speech after accepting his Teacher of the Year plaque from School Superintendent, Doug Brown.Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Rose Klein, February 6, 2014 Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Rose Klein, February 6, 2014

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By Lynette Norris Greene Publishing, Inc.In all the kingdom of the living, there’s not a more deadly or voracious creature than the praying mantis,” intones Dr. Ned Jackson (William Hopper) in the 1957 creaturefeature ick, The Deadly Mantis. In this blackand-white horror/scientry, a giant praying mantis the size of Texas ies in from somewhere and terrorizes the population, destroying planes and ships, overturning buses and eating people as it rampages through the city, seemingly impervious to the U.S. military’s conventional weaponry. In the world of animation, the bug hasn’t fared much better. There, its best-known representative is probably Zorak the Zorathian of the Council of Doom, sworn enemy of Space Ghost. In spite of all the bad press in the entertainment world, the praying mantis has enjoyed a reputation the last few years as a gardener’s friend, because of its insatiable appetite for insects. However, even that now comes with a few caveats: Most of the mantises sold by garden supply companies are Chinese praying mantises, a non-native species that is quite a bit larger than most native varieties, reaching lengths of up to four-and-a-half inches. The larger, more aggressive mantises tend to out-compete and outeat their native cousins, either devouring them or just pushing them out altogether. The use of biocontrols, while benecial in that it doesn’t introduce chemical poisons into the environment, is a science that is still evolving as entomologists learn more about the effect of concentrated insect releases. The University of Wisconsin no longer recommends the purchase and release of mantises or even ladybugs as a form of pest control in home gardens, and North Carolina State University cites several reasons for the Chinese mantis’ unsuitability: 1) because of its voracious appetite, there are not enough insects in the average home garden to feed the creatures for long; they will either start eating each other or simply spread out to other areas to forage, possibly upsetting other native ecosystems, and 2) they are indiscriminate in their choice of prey, eating both benecial insects and pests alike. There are some instances of the larger Chinese mantises trapping and eating hummingbirds. Mantises eating hummingbirds? Pull the other leg, right? Check out Jeanne ScottZumwalt’s photo on Beatriz Moisset’s wildlife garden blog at http://nativeplantwildlifegarden.com /praying-mantises-whichare-the-good-ones/ http://nativeplantwildlifegarden.com /praying-mantises-whichare-the-good-ones /. Certainly, if you have a buttery garden, you don’t want praying mantises around, or the only butteries you’re likely to see will be their pretty, severed wings scattered on the ground. If you have honeybee hives or hummingbird feeders as a prominent feature of your garden, mantises, especially the larger non-native varieties, could be a problem as well. That said, native mantises do have a niche in the regional ecosystem, helping control the populations of their prey insects. Since mantises come in sizes ranging from less than an inch to ve or six inches (but three or four inches is the most common size among the larger, native species) they consume prey in quite a range of sizes. In the case of the larger mantises, that can include small rodents, birds, scorpions, frogs, sh and lizards. In most vegetable or fruit gardens, the native praying mantis like thestagmomantis carolinaor stagmomantis oridensiscan make a sizable dent in the local bug population. Mantises are close relatives of the cockroach, believed to have evolved from a Cretaceous Period species of proto-cockroach with mantis-like forelegs. They are also related to termites, believed to have descended from that same Cretaceous protocockroach. In fact, the order Blattaria, which includes cockroaches and termites, and the order Mantodea, which includes the mantises, are often grouped together under the superorder Dictyoptera. When it comes to different types of mantises, some are accomplished yers, with long wings, some are short-winged minimal yers and some have wings that spread only as a threat or to attract mates. Others have residual wings or none at all. Most mantis species are exclusively predatory and the rest are predominantly so. Most are also “ambush predators,” depending on camouage to blend in with their surroundings and wait for meals. They also depend on this camouage to protect them, since they have no other form of defense. Some, like the grizzled mantid, have what appears to be gray moss growing out of their bodies, mimicking their surroundings so perfectly as to look like a bit of walking lichen. The green or brown mantises with long skinny stick-like bodies can hide in plain sight on a blade of grass or a twig (and are often confused with the stick insects), while the gray and brown mottled species with broader, atter bodies are nearly indistinguishable from the bark of a tree or scattered leaves on the ground. A few species will actively chase their prey, but most will sit and wait...and wait...and wait...perfectly immobile for long periods of time, until a prey insect wanders within striking distance. When they do strike, it is with astonishing speed, aided by their compound eyes, placed side by side on front of their heads, rather than on opposite sides of the head; this gives them excellent binocular vision. Their diet also changes as they mature, although it remains mostly insects. As hatchlings and juveniles, they trap and eat tiny ies or their own siblings. As they grow older and larger, they go after bigger prey, ignoring the smaller insects they once hunted. The mantis is well equipped for capturing and holding onto prey, with large spiky forelegs and powerful foreclaws. Generally, if the prey struggles, the mantis will eat it headrst, like a hot dog. If the prey does not resist, the mantis will grasp it with one foreclaw over the head and neck, the other over the abdomen, and begin eating it alive, sometimes midsection rst. Unlike spiders and other insect feeders, mantises don’t liquefy their prey or suck out the body juices, but rather slice, dice, chomp and chew with powerful mandibles, devouring everything except a few accidentally severed parts like legs and wings. Mantises usually mate in the autumn in temperate climates, with the smaller male leaping onto the female’s back and depositing sperm in the tip of her abdomen. Sometimes, the female cannibalizes her mate, other times, the male successfully dismounts and escapes. Depending on the species, the female will then lay 10 to 400 eggs in a frothy mass that hardens into a protective capsule, from which hatchlings will emerge the following spring. In the wild, most mantises live from 10 to 12 months, although in captivity, they have lived as long as 14 months. Mantises are popular as school projects and some are actually kept as pets http://exoticpets.about.co m/od/mantids/p/mantids.htm http://exoticpets.about.com/od/m antids/p/mantids.htm As long as they are fed the appropriate insect prey and have a twig they can hang from when they molt, they seem quite content. While they may seem a bit gruesome, eating other insects is simply what they do, as part of a vital system of checks and balances. For more information on mantises, visit any number of websites or keep your eyes open in your own backyard; you never know what you’ll nd. www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, February 12, 2014Madison County Carrier € 11AOUTDOORS Make 2014 the year you change your life CLASSES IN MADISON STARTMARCH 3Bachelors Degree Programs € Business Administration with specialization in Management € Computer Information Systems € Criminal Justice € Elementary Education € Health Care Management € Human Services € Psychology Full-time students may be eligible for the Florida Resident Access Grant (FRAG) Approved for VA Bene“ts/GI Bill Classes now forming in Madison(850) 973-3356 madison@saintleo.edu What you need for where youre going Now offering The Doctorate of Business Administration (Online and On Campus) ou need for wher What y e y ou need for wher e going r  ou ee egr re s D  achelor B dministration A usiness € B Classes ograms r r ee P dministration Classes dministration A usiness € B with specialization in anagement M nformation € Computer I ystems S ustice riminal J € C ducation lementary E € E anagement e M ealth Car € H dministrationM in M with specialization in nformation ducation anagement N The D ing t tar S ch 3 ar M adison in M fer w of o N octorate of The D ervices uman S € H chology sy € P ull-time students may F be eligible for the esident ida R lor F G) rant (FRA G ervices ull-time students may be eligible for the ccess A esident The D usiness B nline and O (O octorate of The D dministration A usiness ampus) n C nline and O V ed for v o ppr ro A ill ene“ts/GI B B w for Classes no adison in Mwww A VA ming w for (850) 973-3356 madison@saintleo.edu.saintleo.edu/mp www (850) 973-3356 madison@saintleo.edu.saintleo.edu/mp Praying Mantises: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

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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 HOMES FOR SALE FOR SALE WANTED FOR RENT HELP WANTED HELP WANTED www.greenepublishing.com SERVICES Classifieds . . . . . .12A Madison County Carrier Wednesday, February 12, 2014 FLORIDA PRESS SERVICES, INC. STATEWIDE CLASSIFIED PROGRAM STATEWIDE CLASSIFIED ADS FOR 2/10/2014 THROUGH 2/16/2014 All classi“eds and legals can also be found on our website at www.greenepublishing.com All legals are also published at www.”oridapublicnotices.com I am a retired nurse; and want to do private duty work with the elderly. If you can use me, I am available for any shift. Excellent references. 464-7276 (Cell).12/18 rtn, n/cPageant and Prom Dresses For Sale:Size 3 children's white long dress, worn as ”ower girl dress, sequin/beadwork all on bodice, sequin/beadwork/ appliques on bottom, built-in crinoline. $50. Size 4 children's off white dress, worn as ”ower girl dress, lace work around bodice, pretty lace work at bottom, cap sleeves $25. Size 7-8 children's off white dress, worn as a ”ower girl dress, overlay of lace over entire dress, probably knee to calf length $25. Size 8 children's white, long dress, lace around neck with decorative bodice $25. Size 8 Teen Dress A fuchsia strapless gorgeous dress. The dress has gathers up the bodice and a sequined design down the left side and laces up half the back. There is also a train on this dress and a split up one leg. $200.Size 16 pre-teen size white long pageant gown, cap sleeves, white sequin work across entire bodice and sleeves $100. Size 10 Teen Dress A beautiful, elegant, ”owing emerald green dress. 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Please contact Kathy (631) 575-0489.2/5, 2/12, pd RNs & LPNs Needed! If you love patient-centered health care with real relationships inside a company that encourages fun on and off the clock, then DaVita is the place for you. We offer career options to “t your lifestyle! DaVita has openings now in Madison, for RN & LPN with nursing experience. The hours are M-W-F 5 a.m. … 5 p.m. Dialysis experience is strongly preferred but DaVita will train. Why wait? Explore a career with DaVita today! Apply online at: http://careers.davita.com or contact Tiffy Christian at 877-482-7625. DaVita is an Equal Opportunity Employer. http://careers.davita.com 2011 DaVita Inc. All rights reserved.2/5 2/19, c Advertising Sales Representative (salesman) needed. Our newspaper of“ce is seeking an outstanding individual to join or sales team. Do you possess a sunny, friendly attitude? Can you talk with customers easily and help them feel at home? Do you have a good personality and LOVE to talk on the telephone? If you are a team player, able to handle multiple tasks, have a friendly can-doattitude, a great work ethic, are organized, and self-motivated then this job might be just for you. Valid Drivers License a must! Apply in person only at Greene Publishing, Incs newspaper of“ce, located at 1695 South SR 53, in Madison.Advent Christian Village Current JOBS Line Advertisement call 658-5627 or visit www.acvillage.net 24 hrs/day, 7 days/week Work in a Community; Feel like one of the Family! FT Social Services Director Position develops and implements policies and goals for social services department in LTC setting; responsible for resident assessments, care planning, and helping residents and families adjust to their surroundings. Bachelor's degree in social work or related “eld required; master's degree preferred. 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Or Walk Away Lease: No Money Down, No Credit Check. 1-888-880-5916.2/12, pd Helping Hands Will house sit, grocery shop, do small yard work, house cleaning, garage cleaning along with rentals and apartments. References available. (850) 253-5065.2/12, pd Scrub uniforms for sale. Mostly XL petite. Call (850) 971-0047.2/12, 2/19, pd House For Rent Country house, peaceful. 3 BD 1 BA with wood ”oors, huge yard. No pets. $575/month, $400 deposit. (850) 971-5802.2/12, 2/19, pd Adoption A Successful Young Woman seeks to adopt. Financially secure, loving and caring household. Expenses paid. Call or text Jodi 609-770-1255, or visit www.jodi2adopt.webs.com / Adam Sklar #0150789. Devoted, affectionate professional couple will help you, unconditionally love & be hands on with your baby; maintain contact. Allowed expenses paid. Doug & Liz 800-918-4773.-Susan Stockman-FL#0342521. Educational Services AIRLINE CAREERS begin here Get FAA approved Aviation Maintenance Technician training. 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Local Job Placement Assistance. National Certi“cations. GI Bill Bene“ts Eligible. 1-866-362-6497. Experienced OTR Flatbed Drivers earn 50 up to 55 cpm loaded. $1000 sign on to Quali“ed drivers. Home most weekends. Call: 843-266-3731 / www.bulldoghiway.com EOE. Real Estate/ Land for Sale Blue Ridge Mountain Getaway! 4.64 acres, only $44,800. Beautifully wooded 4.64 acre estate with picturesque rolling mountain views. Ideally located at end of quiet country road with no traf“c. Enjoy privacy along with peace & quiet. Build when you are ready. All underground utilities: water, electric, “ber optic cable. Excellent “nancing. Perfect for weekend mtn cabin or year-round residence. Call now 866-952-5303, x 146. Real Estate/ Mobile Homes Mobile Homes with acreage. Ready to move in. Seller Financing (subject to credit approval). Lots of room for the price, 3Br 2Ba. No renters. 850-308-6473 VMFhomes.com. Satellite TV DISH TV Retailer. Starting $19.99/month (for 12 mos.) 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www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, February 12, 2014Madison County Carrier 13A All Legals are posted on line at www.greenepublishing.com ----Legals---IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2014-07-CP PROBATE DIVISION IN RE: The Estate of JACOB ALLEN PORTER, Deceased. ______________________________\ NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ENTITLED ESTATE AND ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN SAID ESTATE: YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that the administration of the estate of JACOB ALLEN PORTER, deceased, is pending in the Circuit Court in and for Madison County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is the Madison County Courthouse, 125 SW Range Avenue, Madison, Florida 32340. The name and address of the Co-Personal Representatives and the Co-Personal Representatives attorney are set forth below. All persons having claims or demands against the estate are required, WITHIN THREE CALENDAR MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE to “le with the clerk of the above styled court a written statement of any claim or demand they may have. Each claim must be in writing and must indicate the basis for the claim, the name and address of the creditor or his agent or attorney, and the amount claimed. If the claim it not yet due, the date when it will become due shall be stated. If the claim is contingent or unliquidated, the nature of the uncertainty shall be stated. If the claim is secured, the security shall be described. The claimant shall deliver 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: February 5, 2014 LAURA DENISE STOREY FRANCIS JOHN PORTER Co-Personal RepresentativeCo-Personal Representative 258 NW Boggy Bay Road1198 NE Lantana Street Greenville, Florida 32331Lee, Florida 32059 HARDEE LAW FIRM, PL CARY A. HARDEE, II Florida Bar No.: 133856 Post Of“ce Drawer 450 Madison, Florida 32341 Telephone (850) 973-4007 Primary E-mail: lawhatter@aol.com Secondary E-mail: CaryHardee@hardeelaw“rm.net Attorney for Co-Personal Representatives 2/5, 2/12 2/5, 2/12 NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING: The District Board of Trustees of North Florida Community College will hold its regular monthly meeting Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. in the NFCC Board Room, NFCC, 325 NW Turner Davis Dr., Madison, FL. A copy of the agenda may be obtained by writing: NFCC, Of“ce of the President, 325 NW Turner Davis Dr., Madison, FL 32340. For disability-related accommodations, contact the NFCC Of“ce of College Advancement, 850-973-1653. NFCC is an equal access/equal opportunity employer.2/12 NOTICE There will be a meeting of the Aucilla Area Solid Waste Administration on February 17, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. in the Board Room of the Aucilla Area Solid Waste Facility located at 1313 S.W. Greenville Hills Road Greenville, Florida. If you have any question please contact 850-948-4875.2/12 BID NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the Board of County Commissioners of Madison County, Florida will be accepting bids for the following: Furnishing all necessary materials, equipment, labor and supervision includ ing maintenance of Traf“c (MOT), to: construct roadway and sidewalk im provements on NW Crane Avenue from US 90 (SR 10) to NW Turner Davis Drive for a distance of approximately 1210 feet (0.23 miles). This project shall be known as NW Crane Avenue Improvements, Project Number FY 2014 … 02. Bids may be submitted to the Board of County Commissioners by depositing same at the Board of“ce located in Of“ce 219 at the Madison County Courthouse Annex, 229 SW Pinckney Street, Madison, Florida 32340, or Post Of“ce Box 539, Madison, Florida 32341 any time prior to 4:00 PM on Friday, March 7, 2014 ANY BIDS RECEIVED AFTER SUCH DATE AND TIME WILL NOT BE OPENED AND/OR CONSIDERED. Bid must be clearly marked on the outside of the front of the bid envelope as follows: NW Crane Avenue Improvements, Project Number FY 2014 … 02. BIDS MUST CONTAIN A COPY OF THE VENDORS MADISON COUNTY OCCUPATIONAL LICENSE WHERE APPLICABLE, OR CERTIFIED STATE CONTRACTOR NUMBER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR AWARD. Please be advised that a MANDATORY PRE-BID CONFERENCE will be held on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 9:00 AM in the County Commission Meet ing Room located in the Madison County Courthouse Annex Building, 229 SW Pinckney Street in Madison, Florida. BIDS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FROM ANY BIDDER WHO IS NOT REPRESENTED AT THIS CONFER ENCE. Bid Speci“cations, as well as other pertinent documents, may be obtained from the Madison County Road Department of“ce located at 2060 NE Rocky Ford Road (C-591), 2 miles north of Madison, telephone # 850-973-2156, beginning Wednes day, February 12, 2014. Each contractor interested in bidding this project is strongly urged to obtain copies of the bid package immediately in order to have time to review all information and visit the project location prior to the Mandato ry Pre-Bid Conference. Bids will be opened on Monday, March 10, 2014 at 9:00 AM in the Madison County Board of County Commissioners meeting room. Award by the Board of County Commissioners is scheduled for Wednesday, March 12, 2014. Madison County reserves the right to waive any informality or to reject any or all bids.2/12 2/12, 2/19 2/12, 2/19

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Wed. February 12, 2014VOL. 50 NO. 26 www.greenepublishing.com 50 cents Index2 Sections, 22 Pages Local Weather Viewpoints 2A Around Madison3-7A Valentine's Day 8A School 10A Outdoors 11A Classieds 12A Legals 13A Path of Faith Section B Cowboys Head To State Playoffs As District Runners-UpIn an exciting game on Friday, Feb. 7, the Madison County Cowboys varsity basketball team fell short in the district championship match against the Godby Cougars. The final score was 65-63. The team ended the regular season with 17 wins and 10 losses. Coddrick Griffin led the Cowboys with 16 points and 17 rebounds, while Jarkievious Blackshear scored 10 points off the bench in the second half. Ladarius Robinson scored nine of his 11 points in the second half as well. Coach Allen Demps is extremely proud of the team and their efforts against Godby as well as their dedication throughout the entire season. In regards to the game against Godby, Demps commented, Were used to close games, but we just didnt capitalize tonight. This is one of the better teams weve had at Madison in a while. Im proud of those guys and I feel we have a good chance to come back in the second round and get them. The win against East Gadsden in the first round of the district playoffs earned the team a spot in the state playoffs. As a result of the loss to Godby, the team has to travel for the first round of the playoffs. They will travel to Pensacola to take on Pensacola Catholic on Thursday, Feb. 13, at 7 p.m. Madison County Man Killed In Suwannee County CrashSpecial from the Suwannee DemocratAMadison County man was killed in a vehicle crash Saturday night, Feb. 8, on County Road 136 West in Suwannee County, past the Foxboro subdivision, the Florida Highway Patrol reports. According to FHP, Tomas Pacheco, 32, Madison, was traveling east in the westbound travel lane of CR 136 around 8:40 p.m., and collided with the front of a 2014 Chevy Silverado that was traveling west in the westbound travel lane. The Silverado was driven by Jessie David White, 37, Live Oak. Pacheco was pronounced dead at the scene by Suwannee County Fire Rescue. White suffered serious injuries and was transported to Shands UF. His passenger, Ethan White, 5, received minor injuries and was also transported to Shands UF. FHP reported each occupant was wearing a seat belt. County To Vacate Two Roads In SirmansBy Jacob BembryGreene Publishing, Inc. Apublic hearing to adopt two resolutions to vacate roads on the Town of Sirmans plat is scheduled for the Madison County Commission meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 12. The hearing is scheduled for 9 a.m. Other items on the agenda under new business include: Discussion Regarding Big Bend Transit, Inc. Madison Shuttle Mr. Shawn Mitchell, Operations Manager. Discussion Regarding Use of BlueSee Vacate On Page 3A Greenville Rec. Board Holding Sign-Ups SaturdayBy Jacob BembryGreene Publishing, Inc. The Greenville Recreation Board will hold sign-ups for t-ball, baseball, football and cheerleading on Saturday, Feb. 15, and on Saturday, March 1, from 9 a.m.-noon at Haffye Hayes Park in Greenville. Coaches are needed for cheerleading. For more information, contact J.A. Lane at (850) 973-7510. Two From Greenville Involved In Taylor County AccidentBy Jacob BembryGreene Publishing, Inc. AGreenville man and woman were involved in an automobile accident in Taylor County that left a Perry woman seriously injured on Sunday afternoon, Feb. 9. According to a Florida Highway Patrol report, Danny E. Walker, 50, along with his passenger, Annette L. Walker, 58, both of Greenville, were traveling north on US 221 in a 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe. At the same time, Mary N. Taylor, 76, of Perry, was traveling north on US 221 in a 1995 Olds 88, in front of the Walkers. Taylor slowed down and activated her left turn signal to turn left onto Jim Hendry Road and the front of the Santa Fe collided with her cars rear. After the collision, the Santa Fe then traveled northeast and onto the shoulder of the highway, coming to rest on the east shoulder, facing northeast. Taylors Olds came to a final rest at the point of impact, facing north. FHP Trooper John Sleigher was the investigating officer. Today Is Last Day To Buy Tickets For Banquet To Benefit Youth RanchesWednesday, Feb. 12, is the last day to buy tickets to the Sheriffs Valentines Day Heart Banquet to benet the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches. Sheriff Ben Stewart cordially invites you to his Valentines Day Heart Banquet, featuring dinner and fabulous entertainment to benet the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches at 7 p.m., at the Pinetta Community Center, 401 Empress Tree Ave. in Pinetta. The menu will include steak or grilled chicken, baked potato, salad, bread, tea and a dessert bar. There will be entertainment by the Madison County Sheriffs Ofce and the dress code will be semi-formal dress. There will also be a photo shoot. The price for tickets is couples, $30; couples with two children, $45, singles, $15. For tickets and to RSVP, contact Tammy at the Madison County Sheriffs Ofce, (850) 9734151. Gary Gazlay Named Madison County's 2014 Teacher Of The Year See Page 10A Photo Submitted by Renee DempsThe MCHS Cowboy's varsity basketball team fell just short in a heartbreaker to Godby last Friday evening, but travel to Pensaco la for the rst round of state playoffs.

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On August 14, 1945, a radio broadcast by President Truman told the people of the United States that the bloodiest war in history had ended. Before the surrender had been signed aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay on Sept. 2, 1945, plans to cut the 16 million American men and women serving our country were being carried out. The Second World War claimed over 50 million lives; including the 400,000 American dead and another 700,000 wounded. All of the people thought it was a time of greatness for the United States. Europe, Africa and Asia, had been bombed and burned, their cities and elds were laid to destruction. Ours had not, our Industries were still in business. Our government was intact, and peace and prosperity were thought possible. We spoke words like victory, and exceptional, these words were used to describe our country and, our people. There were concerns about the USSR however it was assumed that America's political leadership and our economic and military prowess would become the world leader in peace. Ladies and Gentlemen, none of that exists today. NATO was created to defeat Hitler, when that job was done; NATO was to protect us all against the threat of Soviet expansion. All of that is now in ruins NATO is incapable of bringing a jerk like Gadha or Assad to heel. The aircraft, the ships and the military tanks and other hardware needed to protect us, and our allies are thought to be too expensive to build. New threats, like Iran, Syria, most of Africa, North Korea, and several countries closer to home in South America are ignored. Meanwhile, our penciled necked, sissy, limp wrested, pond scum, so called leaders in Washington and Europe, continue to loot our national treasuries in order to fund unaffordable social programs. Most nations, ours included, are now bankrupt by dept. What in Gods green earth happened to all those expectations for a better future? The answer is leadership. No leaders? No future. There is some good news, in this country; we can still use ballots instead of bullets to re our leaders. Elections in the US can change everything. Look at Greece, France, Great Britton, Spain and Italy. Is this what we want our country to mirror? Picture this, Autos, Homes, and Businesses, all burning because monies ran out in the coffers of these countries. Could this happen in our country? We now have agencies spying on our every move, letters are sent to a dear friend of mine asking the most intimate of questions. When that letter is not fullled they harass her with e-mails and phone calls scaring that little lady, why? Because, she has written letters, demeaning this administration. Must our President run around the world apologizing for who we are and what we do? Do we want our president and Congress to "balance the books" by gutting our military? I will be the rst to admit that we are top heavy in some aspects of our Military, we now have more Admirals then ships, the Army and Air Force have the same problems and now that Obama has red the best of the best leaders, We in a heap of trouble Also, will we continue to be subjected to the whims of foreign dictators for our energy needs? Or, use our own energy? Should we smother free enterprise with silly regulations destroying businesses then give advantage to our global competitors such as 2 billion dollars for Brazil to drill for oil off of their coast? Should we continue a tax system that punishes the hard working Americans success in order to "redistribute" the wealth earned by the hard working? Because this President and this Congress are unable or perhaps unwilling to take on these problems, our armed forces face huge cuts, while our young Americans are still in harm's way. Social programs, Medicare and Medicaid, are broke and full of corruption. 92 Million Americans are now unemployed 52 million Americans as well as many illegals by the way, are now on food stamps or whatever we call it today. The 6.3% unemployed is a bogus number, should you get so disgusted in not nding a job and quit looking for said job, you are no longer counted in the unemployment camp. My math teacher is ipping in her grave with this scam. To solve all these problems, we need real leadership. Real leaders never promise more than they can deliver, and then, expect others to follow. November is but a mere nine months away, eligible to vote yet? Would a real leader please stand up? We the People of this once Great Nation need You. George PouliotteIunderstand that this fall, Florida voters will have a proposed amendment on our ballot to permit the legalization of medical marijuana (MMJ). Im opposed and Ill try to explain to you why that is my position. First of all, let me give you some personal background. I have never used marijuana or any other illegal narcotic, but I do have some experience with the drug. In my military career, I encountered marijuana use as a commander and referred a number of cases to prosecution. I did random drug screenings and once my name came up on a screening list and provided my sample for testing like everyone else. I even once stumbled into the drug testing laboratory where all samples for the military in Europe were tested. Thats a unique story. I have found marijuana growing on one of my familys timber tracts 15 years ago, which prompted a quick visit to the Suwannee County Sheriffs office. So while Im not a marijuana user and never have been, I do have considerable experience with the drug. The evidence is now in for the 20 states where MMJ is now legal that legalizing the drug for medicinal purposes is merely a crack in the door to permit widespread use of the narcotic. It isnt very difficult to get a prescription for use. For example, I have a headache this morning; if I get stoned, my head wont hurt so much. Never mind that a couple of aspirin will do the job. Two states (Washington and Colorado) have now gone one step further and legalized recreational use of marijuana. I cannot imagine the problems that this has opened for their citizens. Let me ask this basic question: please tell me how legalization of marijuana is going to improve society? Some might argue that it will rid our jails and prisons of minor offenders. If that is a legitimate argument, then I think the statutes can be amended to address the criminal code and solve that problem without legalization of the drug. I suppose some might argue that this is an opportunity to gain more tax revenue for the state. Please spare me this tripe. Ill guarantee you that the costs will outweigh any revenue benefits. Never trust a political argument that in order to raise more revenue, we need to legalize more sin. Thats a fools errand. The experts tell us that the overwhelming evidence points to the fact that marijuana is a gateway drug for more powerful narcotics. Of course, the naysayers will tell you that every Phillip Seymour Hoffmanwannabe started on milk, but once again, that silly rebuttal is merely to put off addressing the issue with facts. I dont want to see the narcotic door opened any farther than it already is. But isnt marijuana sufficiently dangerous, in and of itself? Im told that the THC (psyschoactive drug tetrahydrocannabinol) level in modern day marijuana is significantly higher (as much as 10 times more potent) than when the drug became popular 40 years ago. Why would any sane person want to engage in psychoactive drugs? Does anyone want to debate the secondhand smoke issue of this nasty business? I can vouch that the aroma of growing marijuana is quite powerful I would describe it as sickenly sweet. Did you see the story recently where Justin Biebers pilots had to go on 100 percent oxygen to safely fly the plane while their passengers smoked weed? You dont want to be driving a car full of potheads getting ready to party! I understand that most of the money behind this amendment campaign is funded by a high-flying Orlando trial lawyer named John Morgan. He advertises all over our state (and nationally) as Morgan and Morgan. I dont personally know the fellow, but from what I understand, Im opposed to his causes. Personal injury trial lawyers are not my favorite occupational group. I dont want any part of this business and I hope most of my fellow Floridians, or at least more than 40 percent, feel the same www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, February 12, 2014 2A Madison County CarrierVIEWPOINTS& OPINIONS National SecurityJoe Boyles Guest ColumnistIknow Valentines Day is for lovers, or so card and candy companies tell me so, but to me, Valentines Day has always been for everybody; friends, family and definitely children. Maybe for me, its a throwback to early school days when we decorated paper sacks with paper doilies, cut-out hearts and as much glitter as I could personally get my hands on before we taped them to our desks and waited with anticipation for the valentines that would appear the day of the class party; Valentines Day has never been any better to me than that. Dont misunderstand, I really do love making a special showy dessert for February 14, but what I really love is making sweet things that can be shared with many people on this day set aside for love. This year, I used a recipe that was given to me by my mother-in-law years ago, and have used it so many times, I barely need to look at the page. The recipe is for cookies, that are really almost a candy. I had never eaten them, but after being given the recipe, I found it everywhere, and under many names. My mother-in-law called them Boiled Cookies, but now refers to them as No-Bakes. Theyve been called chocolatepeanut butter-oat cookies and a few not so sweet names as they are not the most beautiful cookies to look at, but are wonderful to eat. I myself call them Cow Patties when I make them extra large. This cookie recipe can be doubled without any problems and they are so easy to make, you can make several batches quickly if needed. A warning, they are super rich and sweet, but hey, its Valentines Day, and whether youre making them for your sweetie, your kids, your siblings, your parents, your friends or co-workers, theyre sure to be loved, no matter what you call them. No-Bake Fudgey Oat Cookies Stirring constantly; bring to a rolling boil: 2 c sugar 1/4 c cocoa 1/2 c milk 4 tbsp butter pinch salt Remove from heat and add: 2/3 c peanut butter 1 tsp vanilla 2 c uncooked quick oats Stir well and drop by tablespoons onto wax or parchment paper. Cool. Makes about two dozen standard size cookies or one dozen cow patties.Valentine Cookies For Your.... Rose Klein Columnist Searching For Ambrosia MMJ Letter To The EditorIs America Still Great?

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By Bryant ThigpenSpecial from the Suwannee DemocratNancy Moral, from Lee, has applied for the Suwannee economic development director position. A dozen applications have been turned in so far for the economic development director position as of Wednesday, according to Charissa McDaniels, Suwannee County human resources. Interviews are scheduled to take place Feb. 18, at 2 p.m. The director, among many other tasks, will be responsible for activities at the catalyst site and recruiting new businesses and industry to all areas of Suwannee County. This is the second time the position has been advertised. During the first round, only eight individuals applied for the job: Kelley Gill of Live Oak; James Munger of Palm Beach Gardens; Glenn Vann of Waynesboro, Mississippi; Aaron Matthews of Century; Lori Evan of Jacksonville; Tim Williams of Wellborn; Michael Chandler of Live Oak; and Jason Allen of Noblesville, Indiana. Since re-advertising the position, in addition to Moral, the county has received applications from: Gregory Miller of Ocean Springs, Miss.; Alex Cameron of Live Oak; Allan Lane of North Port; Rebecca Golden of Lake City; Jeffrey Pritchard of Akron, Ohio; Alvin Jackson of Boynton Beach; Shane Farnsworth of Columbus, Ohio; Steven Marro of St. Augustine; Thomas Carrino Jr. of Urbana, Ill.; George Dempsey of Live Oak; and Kevin Keogh of St. Petersburg (This application was turned in after the deadline). J o b d e s c r i p t i o n a n d s a l a r y This is a responsible, professional and administrative position that works under the direction of the county administrator to ensure that economic development initiatives and activities are coordinated, executed, and aligned with the Suwannee County Board of County Commissioners vision and policies. The position is responsible for the planning, implementation and evaluation of Suwannee Countys economic development programs and projects. The board agreed to a salary range of $45,000-60,000 depending on education and experience. At a budget workshop in August 2013, the board agreed to designate .08 mils to economic development, which would produce approximately $114,655.78 in annual funding. On Sept. 7, the board directed county staff to create a job description for an economic development director at their monthly meeting. Also in early September, city and county officials as well as business owners and residents participated in a meeting with Boyette Strategic Advisors (BSA) to discuss various types of organizational structures for economic development, and to build a plan that would suit Suwannee County. BSA, a company hired by the Suwannee County Development Authority (SCDA), collected the data and created a professional recommendation for consideration. At a recent meeting, Tim Williams, on behalf of SCDA, presented BSAs recommendation to the board. In conjunction with BSAs recommendation, the board voted 5-0 to set the job description and salary cap as the next step in the process. Local eyes were focused on economic development earlier this year when Suwannee County Economic Alliance President Dennis Cason announced he would be retiring at the end of the year. The county then had to make a decision on whether to continue to fund an outside agency or establish a position designated for economic development. The board provided Council for Progress, an umbrella under the Economic Alliance, a total annual funding of $57,000 for economic development. The funds were distributed quarterly in the amount of $14,250 for the second and third quarter of the 2013 fiscal year, which has ended (there was no funding paid for the first or last quarter). The county has officially ended funding Council for Progress, and will now use that funding for the new economic development director position. Interviews have been scheduled for Tuesday, February 18, at 2 p.m., prior to the boards regular monthly meeting. www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, February 12, 2014 Madison County Carrier 3AWorld NewsBy Rose Klein Hex Your Ex With A Voodoo Doll For ValentinesIn London, England, a website called Hex Your Ex is offering personalized voodoo dolls for Valentines Day. According to the website, Has a love rat done the dirty on you? Get your revenge this Valentines Day with a custommade voodoo doll. The site goes on to say, For anyone who has recently been spurned, dumped or two-timed, the sight of a long-stemmed rose, a gypsy violinist or a gift box of Belgian trufes might evoke similar feelings of cold-blooded revenge and retribution. For all of you people, may we offer our VOODOO YOUR EX service? To customize a voodoo doll, customers turn in a photo of their ex along with their exs clothing or pick a fabric like denim, paisley or gingham and select ve available hexes that include: Impotence, Flatulence, Beer belly, Root canal surgery, Prostate examination, Pet run over, Football team relegated and Zero Twitter followers. The hexes will be placed on the dolls torso, legs and arms.Brothers Superbowl Brawl Ends In HospitalIn Rochester, N.Y., two brothers involved in a brawl during a Super Bowl party, ended with a trip to the hospital. Sean Fallon-Nebbia, 27, allegedly punched his younger brother, Frank, in the face during a postgame show after the two had shared a bottle of whiskey and then some. According to witnesses, the men were just play wrestling before things turned violent and aggressive. The punch by Fallon-Nebbia knocked his brother out, but not before both puked all over each others faces. After Fallon-Nebbia knocked Frank out, he then bit off part of his younger brothers ear. In a statement to police, Fallon-Nebbias girlfriend wrote, They were drinking. They really just love each other.Angry Wife Throws Toast And Butter At HusbandIn Cinderford, England, an assault case between a married couple is scheduled to go on trial later this year. Julie Evans, 45, and husband, James got in an argument when Evans asked her husband to do some chores. Her husband refused and ended up sleeping on the couch. The following morning, Evans was still upset and poured water over her husband as he slept. Another argument broke out that ended with Evans throwing toast at her husband and followed that by grabbing a handful of butter and smearing it on his face. Prosecutor, Theresa Perry said, He then tried to rub some of it back on her and they ended up on the oor. Evans husband ended up needing 13 stitches to repair a tear in his ear. AROUNDMADISONCOUNTY Established 1964 A weekly newspaper [USPS 324 800] designed for the express reading pleasure of the people of its circulation area, be they past, present or future residents. Published weekly by Greene Publishing Inc. 1695 South SR 53, Madison, FL 32340. Periodicals postage PAID at the Post Ofce in Madison, FL 32340. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to MADISON COUNTY CARRIER, P.O. Drawer 772, Madison, FL 32341-0772. This newspaper reserves the right to reject any advertisement, news matter, or subscriptions that, in the opinion of the management, will not be for the best interest of the county and/or the owners of this newspaper, and to investigate any advertisement submitted.All photos given to Greene Publishing Inc. for publication in this newspaper must be picked up no later than 6 months from the date they are dropped off. Greene Publishing, Inc. will not be responsible for photos beyond said deadline. P.O. 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Presentation by Intermedix Regarding EMS Billing Mr. Don Passaro, Vice-President of Business Development. Approval of Clemons, Rutherford & Associates, Inc. Proposal/Task Order for Window and Door Replacement at the Madison County Courthouse Annex Mr. Allen Cherry. Discussion Regarding Vacancy to Competency Board Mr. Allen Cherry. Discussion Regarding Donations Request for New Veterans Transportation Van. Mr. Allen Cherry. Items on the agenda under Public Works include: Acceptance of Maintenance Map for SE Donaldson Road Mr. Lonnie Thigpen. Acceptance of Maintenance Map for NE Clover Avenue Mr. Lonnie Thigpen. The meeting will be held in the Commissioners Meeting Room at the Courthouse Annex in Madison. Lee Woman Applies For Suwannee Economic Director Job

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Odd Eve U U new new www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, February 12, 2014 4A Madison County CarrierAROUNDMADISONCOUNTY ObituariesChristine Retha Rogers Tuten, 74, of Monticello, passed away Thursday, February 6, 2014. A Service of Remembrance was held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, February 11, 2014, at First Baptist Church of Monticello. Family received friends from 6-8 p.m., Monday in the Monticello Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 3709 W. Jetton Ave., Tampa, FL 33629. A native of Madison County, and former resident of Clanton, Ala., and Perry, she had resided in Monticello since 1971. Christine was the former owner of Badcock and the Monticello Stockyard. She was also active in agri-business in Jefferson and surrounding counties and retired from the Jefferson County School Board System and was the secretary for Beggs Funeral Home, Monticello Chapel. She is survived by her husband, J.N. Tuten, Jr., whom she married in 1960; a son, Gary Tuten and wife Cathy of Monticello; a brother, Freddie Rogers of Perry; sisters, Cossette Driggers and Ellamae Grubbs, both of Perry; a brother-in-law, Cecil Wright (Wilma) of Perry; a sister-in-law, Catherine Osborne of Jacksonville; grandchildren, Chris Tuten and wife Shaughnessy, and Jennifer and Matthew Tuten; one great-granddaughter, Kaitlin Goddard; and a host of cousins, nieces and nephews.Christine Tuten Mary P. Anthony Peeples, 69, of Jasper, passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, February 5, 2014, at 10:32 p.m. She was born and raised in Ohio, and retired to Florida. She is survived by her husband of 38 years, James Peeples: ve kids, Terry Adams, Wanda Wirring, Everett Adams, Bonnie Peeples, Lori Burgen; and six grandkids. A memorial service will be held in Ohio at a later date. Mary Peeples Robert Perry Searcy was born May 14, 1927 at Patroit, Ind., to Louis and Minnie Moredock Searcy. Growing up, he was active in church activities, Boy Scouts, 4-H and sports. During his high school years, he was chosen as one of the top ve basketball players in his district. He also served as Boy Scout leader. After graduation, Bob joined the Army, serving one year in Italy during World War II. After military service, he returned to Patroit to join his father in the dairy operation. In 1947, Bob married Robena Heath who survives him. They purchased a farm, adding broilers and sheep to the farming operations. In 1952, Louis and Bob came to Lee, bought two farms and began the process of moving two farms and two households to Florida. Farming at Lee consisted of row crops, beef cattle, hogs and later pines. Bob was active in church, school and community activities. He became a Farm Bureau director in 1954. He held that position until his death. In 1955, the Searcys were chosen Outstanding Farm Family. In 1956, the Jaycees chose Bob Outstanding Young Farmer for the State of Florida. The next year, Bob served as Chairman of the Florida agriculture program for the Jaycees. In 1960, Bob and Beanie entered the real estate business with United Farm Agency, later becoming United National. They were active for 40 years. Bob became a member of Gideons International in 1965. He served Suwannee West Camp as Memorial Bible Chairman for 36 years. He remained a member until his death. Bob and Beanie had two children. Daughter Judy Mosier (Keith) lives in Aurora, Ind. Son Jim preceded Bob in death. Daughter-inlaw, Vivian, lives in Lee. They have ve grandchildren: Sarah Craig (Aaron) Bloomington, Ind.; Doug (Natalie) Aurora, Ind.; Rebecca Selvaraj (Cametron) Columbus, Ind.; Alexandria Searcy, Jacksonville; and Rob Searcy, Jacksonville. They have three greatgrandchildren: Chauncy Craig, Amelia Craig and Elliott Mosier. Three nephews also survive Bob. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Minnie Searcy, and brother Glenn.Robert "Bob Searcy HOME FURNISHINGS & MATTRESSES SINCE 1964 IN HONOR OF WAYNES 90TH BIRTHDAY, STOP IN TODAY THROUGH MONDAYTO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THESE INCREDIBLE FOUNDERS DAY DEALS! SOFA & LOVE SEAT SET, TOP GRAIN LEATHER$3070 COME TO MORRELLS THIS SATURDAY TO MEET WAYNE WHERE IT ALL BEGAN! $2399ONLYSOFA & LOVE SEAT SET$1390 $999ONLY5 PIECE BEDROOM SET$2245 $1699ONLYDINING ROOM SET: 4CH, TABLE, BENCH$675 $499ONLY O OD THR UGH EINCR DE OUNDERS ON L UR S ALLBEG SINME FURNISHIN OH CE 1964 SINTTRESSES A GS & M ME FURNISHIN TTRESSES

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Story Submitted The Madison County Recreation Association is currently making preparations for the 2014 20thof May Jubilee Celebration. The Pageant Committee is now accepting contestant applications for young ladies in grades 9-12. The events begin on Thursday, May 15 with the pageant and end on Sunday, May 18 Other events slated for the Celebration include a sh fry, car show, various food vendors, spiritual and secular entertainment, and lots of family fun. The 20thof May is a Celebration of Freedom. On May 20, 1865 Florida received the news that President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation freeing slaves. General Edward M. McCook read the Proclamation in Tallahassee, Fl at the Knott House. This years theme, courtesy of Edna Haynes Turner, is based on the Akan symbol, Sankofa -symbolizing taking from the past what is good and bringing it into the present in order to make positive progress through the benevolent use of knowledge. Our motto for the Celebration is Building a Better Future. The Madison County Recreation Association has provided haven for family functions, community and church events to Madison County citizens for many years. Funds can be donated to this event and will be used to ensure that the community enjoys the fellowship and heritage that this celebration represents. We welcome volunteers to participate in one or more of the various committees for this event. Contact Ozie Richardson for vendor spaces at (850) 464-0073. For more information contact Chairperson, Tami Brown at (850) 673-6702. 20th of May tshirts can be ordered online at https://www.booster.co m/pageant, Make checks payable to Madison County Recreation Association, send to PO Box 755 Madison, FL 32340. February 14Sheriff Ben Stewart cordially invites you to his Valentines Day Heart Banquet, featuring dinner and fabulous entertainment to benet the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches at 7 p.m. at the Pinetta Community Center, 401 Empress Tree Ave. in Pinetta. Menu: Steak or grilled chicken, baked potato, salad, bread, tea and dessert bar. There will be entertainment by the Madison County Sheriffs Ofce and semi-formal dress, with a photo shoot. Couples, $30; couples with two children, $45, singles, $15. For tickets and RSVP, contact Tammy at the Madison County Sheriffs Ofce, (850) 973-4151.February 14 The Kiwanis Club of Madison invites you to the Kiwanis Valentines Day Ball, starting at 6:45 p.m. at the Senior Citizens Center on Harvey Greene Drive, a fundraiser for Kiwanis Youth Leadership Programs. Tickets are available at the door and are $10 per couple. Dress is casual, so come on out with your sweetie, relax, and be ready to have a great time with good food and entertainment that includes karaoke, DJ music, door prizes, and a chance to buy rafe tickets for a 50 inch at-screen TV (drawing to be held during Down Home Days).February 15The Madison County Public Library is holding a book signing Saturday afternoon, Feb. 15, from 1-4 p.m. Local author Willie Boatman, Jr., born and raised right here in Madison, will be signing copies of his book, The House That Burned Twice: A Journey Through Misguided Passion. The library invites everyone to come on out and chat with the author, a local resident and probably someone you know already. Make plans to attend.February 15The Pine Tree Quilters are having their 18thAnnual Brunch and Quilt Show from 9 a.m. until noon at the United Methodist Cooperative Ministries Center, 135 NE Dill Ave., off Colin Kelly Highway. Enjoy a delicious brunch and admire the beautiful quilts on display. The Pine Tree Quilters make warm quilts to give away to those in need, and the annual quilt show is a fundraiser to buy quilting supplies. They will be accepting donations in any amount, and also offering three large quilts and several baby quilts for sale.February 16Southern Touch from Townsend, Tenn., will be in concert during the evening service at 6 p.m. at Midway Church of God, 2485 SE Midway Church Road, in Lee. There is no admission charge. A love offering will be received for Southern Touch. February 16Charles Lasseter, Pastor Emeritus, will be the guest speaker at the Lee Worship Center morning worship service at 11 a.m. and Sharon Sauls will be the singer. Everyone is welcome. Lee Worship Center is located on Magnolia Drive in Lee. February 19A free workshop will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 19 at 9:30 a.m. at the Madison Country Club on 445 SW Country Club Rd in Madison. Valuable information for seniors on securing ones estate and retirement planning will be provided. You will receive a workbook and gain useful information you can act upon immediately regarding: pros and cons of wills and trust, how to avoid probate, long term health care concerns and tax reduction planning. CLA Estate Services is a rm devoted to assisting area residents in protecting their assets and ensuring their money lasts. Their representatives have comprehensive knowledge of Estate planning issues that will help you avoid common and sometimes irreversible mistakes. Seating is limited, please call 1-866-2528721 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Central Standard Time to conrm your attendance to this very important workshop. Information in this workshop comes from a wide range of sources. For over twenty years they have been presenting concepts that come from clients, from attorneys, from nancial planners, from government agencies, and a wide variety of private and public sources. CLA Estate Services hopes the information presented will help you have a better understanding of your planning choices. www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, February 12, 2014 5A Madison County Carrier AROUNDMADISONCOUNTY Larry DiPietro, Financial Advisor Registered Representative, INVEST Financial Corp. 850.402.8028 WHAT YOU MAY NOT KNOW is 33% of retirees experience a lower standard of living than while they were working*. Theres no need to panic, since were here to help put your mind at ease. At Capital City Banc Investments, we can help analyze your current nancial plan, set a reasonable amount to save toward and make adjustments if your income needs are more than your savings. No matter how you want to spend your retirement, well work to help you meet your goals and enjoy the relaxation you deserve. Call today or visit us online at www.capitalcitybancinvestments.com.*ING U.S. Study: Retirement Income Redened, 2013.INVEST Financial Corporation (INVEST), member FINRA/SIPC, is not afliated with Capital City Banc Investments, Capital City Trust Company or Capital City Bank. INVEST and its afliated insurance agencies offer securities, advisory services and certain insurance products, which are: NOT FDIC INSURED MAY LOSE VALUE NOT BANK GUARANTEED 02/15 114041 Retirement is harder than it looks. Community Calendar20thOf May Celebration Now Accepting Pageant ApplicationsPhoto SubmittedThe Sankofa, a symbol of remembrance and going forward, is the theme of this years 20thof May Celebration.

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By Rose KleinGreene Publishing, Inc.The FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) at Madison County High School is sponsoring a food drive in order to collect food for Madison County elementary students in need. The student group will collect food from donation boxes placed in town and packed into backpacks to be given to selected elementary students. FCCLA chose to take on this project after researching that one in six children in the U.S. do not receive the proper meals and snacks when they go home on weekends. With the communitys help, they want to provide as many of these children in Madison County with enough snacks and simple nonperishable food items to last them over the weekend. When choosing food for the donation box, they ask that you please keep in mind to NOT include perishable or frozen items. Nonperishable food items that would be ideal for this cause include: Individually packaged snacks such as pudding, fruit, fruit snacks, chips, crackers and other snack items. Breakfast items, such as granola bars, poptarts and individually packaged cereals. Reheatable and individually packaged items like Easy-Mac, Chef Boyardee products and Ramen in a Cup. Individually packaged fruit juices and drinks. Donated food items will be picked up on a regular basis. The groups goal is to continue this project until the end of the school year. www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, February 12, 2014 6A Madison County CarrierAROUNDMADISONCOUNTY Kiwanis Club Of Madison "Strikes A Pose"Submitted By Jerome WycheThe entertainment committee of the Kiwanis Club of Madison is exploring a new approach to club excitement by hosting some different events for club members. The committee has hosted a bowling event and a chili cook-off, and although not new, these were fun ventures for a thriving club with aspirations to grow membership as well as offer some excitement. Other events are in the planning stage; however, the one that is currently on the radar is "A Valentine's Ball" to be held at the Madison County Senior Citizens Center, Feb. 14, beginning at 6:45 p.m. This will be the first Valentine's Day Ball hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Madison, and it's not just for members -it's open to anyone who would like to attend! The event promises to be a fun, exciting time for those who would like to take their sweetheart out for an evening for only $10. Come on out and join in the fun. The entertainment committee has arranged for "undiscovered talents" to enjoy karaoke singing, or dance the night away to a variety of music provided by a disc jockey, or laugh along with an entertaining comedian, or win one of several door prizes and enjoy finger foods while chatting with old friends and making new ones. In addition, those in attendance will have an opportunity to buy chances on a 50-inch flat screen LED television. The lucky winner will be announced Saturday, April 19, at the 2014 "Down Home Days" celebration. The winner doesn't have to be present to win. The Valentine Day Ball is not a fundraiser, but is sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Madison to share our successes within our communities, both local and internationally, as we seek new members...those who would love to join us in our mission of "Changing the World, One Child and One Community at a Time." Proceeds will be channeled to the Kiwanis Club of Madison Scholarship Fund. If you are looking for a fun Friday evening on Valentine's Day, this will be the place to be. See any Kiwanis Club member for a ticket. Tickets are $10 per couple, and will also be available at the door. Madison Residents Have Several Choices For This Special Valentines DayBy Lynette NorrisGreene Publishing, Inc. Valentines Day is on a Friday this year, which also coincides with a full moon. In some traditional Native American folklore, a full moon in February is known as the Snow Moon. A rare, romantic combination like that shouldnt go to waste, so if youre planning a romantic, fun and memorable evening for you and your sweetheart, you have at least three Valentines Day events to choose from. The Madison County Sheriffs Office is sponsoring a Valentines Day Banquet at the Pinetta Community Center, 401 Empress Tree Avenue, in Pinetta, beginning at 7 p.m. The attire is semi-formal, or nice church clothes and the menu includes steak or chicken, with a baked potato, salad, bread, tea, and a dessert bar. The evening will include live entertainment from the talented Sheriffs Department staff members, who are holding the event as a fundraiser for the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranch program. Ticket prices are $15 for singles, $30 for couples, and $45 for a couple with two children. For tickets and RSVP, contact Tammy at the Madison Sheriffs Office, (850) 973-4151. If a more casual dress occasion suits you, the Kiwanis Club of Madison is hosting the Kiwanis Valentines Ball in the big dining hall at the Senior Citizens Center, 1161 SW Harvey Greene Drive, starting at 6:45 p.m. Entertainment for the evening includes DJ music and karaoke for those brave souls who would like to serenade their sweethearts after dinner. There will also be door prizes throughout the evening, and a chance to buy raffle tickets on a 50 flat screen TV (drawing to be held on the first day of Down Home Days). Tickets are $10 and will be available at the door, and the funds raised will go toward Kiwanis Youth Leadership programs. If an evening at the theater seems like the perfectly dramatic way for you and your one and only to celebrate, the RATT Pact Theater group is holding a special Valentines Dinner Theater that weekend at the Madison Country Club. There will be three performances ofAlways a Bridesmaid, a hilarious romantic comedy, on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. Thursday and Saturday performances (Feb. 13 and 15) will feature a show and dessert. Tickets for those two evenings are $20, and both evenings begin at 7:30 p.m. The big day, Friday, will be the dinner theater performance. Tickets for that evening are $40, and the evening festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. to allow for the dinner and the performance. Seating for all three evenings is limited, so reservations are required. Call (850) 673-9585 to reserve your seat. For more information, visit the website http://www.rattpact.com/ FCCLA Food Drive Needs Help With Happy Sacks

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By Lynette Norris Greene Publishing, Inc.How many people here went to summer camp when they were children? Leslie Smith asked the roomful of Rotary Club members. Every hand in the room went up. Summer camp has been practically a rite of passage for American children for decades 4-H Camp, Boy Scout Camp, Girl Scout Camp, church camp, sports camp, music camp, nature camp, horseback riding camp, camp that was a little bit of everything whether it was rustic cabins, tents or more modern dorm facilities, whether it was beside a river, a lake or out in the woods, it was a chance to get away from Mom and Dad, meet new friends, sing camp songs, learn new activities and participate in fun stuff with other kids all day...to laugh, to explore, to feel independent in that whole new world away from home. For some, it defines their childhood experience; for others, its a collection of fond, pleasant memories and warm feelings. Whatever it means to the particular individual, the phrase summer camp brings back that sense of wonder they felt as a child. However, for special needs children, ordinary summer camp as most people remember it is not an option. They may be in wheelchairs, or have other disabilities that make it difficult or impossible to join in with ordinary camp activities. Depending on severity of physical challenges, they may need assistance getting into or out of bed, eating, getting dressed or going to the restroom. They may have conditions that require constant or near-constant medical supervision. They may have mental challenges that require close or constant supervision and need more guidance and help in order to participate in activities and games. To fill that gap, special needs camps have arisen through the years, with facilities that can accommodate wheelchairs and extra staff with the kind of training needed to care for their young charges. In the North Florida area, the Rotary Clubs of District 6940 have, for the last several years, been sponsoring Rotary Youth Camp for the Physically Challenged, where Leslie Smith has worked for 19 years as counselor and director. The Madison Rotary Club was one of those original founding clubs. Rotary has been part of my life forever, said Smith, whose grandfather was a founding member of the Quincy Rotary Club, and whose father is a member of Rotary in Tallahassee. As a child, she remembers going to Rotary meetings with her father and learning about worldwide projects such as Polio Plus winning the fight against polio, and the water projects in Haiti installing filtration systems to provide clean water for families living in poverty. As an adult, and a Rotary member herself, she has traveled to Costa Rica to help set up an eye clinic that treated nearly 200 patients in just a few short days. However, it is the Rotary Youth Camp that is nearest and dearest to her heart. Kids love summer camp, she says. Its a part of their experience. It doesnt matter who the child is, special needs or no, summer camp is summer camp. A clear, sparkling swimming pool, a place to go fishing, arts and crafts, boating, archery, scuba, talent shows, outdoor games, campfires and camp songs, karaoke, the Big Dance...its something they wouldnt miss for the world, a place where they can be with other children, experience that sense of fun and independence being away from home, and feel 100 percent accepted just as they are. Parents often tell Smith how much their children look forward to the camp all year and then cant stop talking about their camp experience once they get back. The youth camp benefits the families as well, giving the parents a much-needed break. Smith read an excerpt from a letter written by one such family: As parents of a special needs child we dont get many opportunities to do things as a couple we are usually split, one with each child. When Brady goes to camp we are able to recharge and reconnect with one another and with our other son. It may not sound like much, but to us, it is priceless. The Rotary Youth Camp began with just one camp session per year, then as more families learned of the camps existence, and need increased, the camp went to two sessions. Then, they outgrew that and for the first time last year, they successfully ran three summer camp sessions...and they still have a waiting list. The camp counselors are people who take time off from their regular jobs to spend a week at the camp for a fraction of their regular salary, or they are people who use their entire vacation to be counselors for one or two weeks. Sometimes, former campers who have successfully completed the Counselor-InTraining program come back to help, and there is a need for more. This year they have also moved the camp to a new facility, the Wallwood Boy Scout Camp on Lake Talquin in Quincy. Its much more suitable for special needs children, with strategically located, more easily accessible restrooms, and better dorm facilities, but the rent is more expensive. All in all, it costs about $1500 to send a special needs child for a one-week session at the camp, but the families are never charged; often caring for a special needs child yearround is strain on the familys budget, meaning that summer camp would out of reach for many if it werent free. Instead, civic clubs, organizations churches and other groups raise the funds necessary to operate the camp. Sometimes groups of people provide dinner for campers or come out to spend some time with the children. Rotary Youth Camp also appeals to individual community members who want to help out. They can sponsor a camper for $1500, or sponsor a golf cart or trailer used to transport the children from one area to another for $500. Or, they can help by spreading the word about the need for sponsors to their church or civic club, or contribute $20 to Rotary Youth Camps /20 campaign to celebrate its 20 years of operation and help give a special needs child an overnight camp experience, or come on out to the camp one day and spend time with the children. For more information about the camp, contact RYC at 1801 Miccosukee Commons Drive, Tallahassee, FL 32308, or call (850) 6567921, or email Leslie Smith at leslie@nfryc.org, or visit the website at www.nfryc.org. www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, February 12, 2014 Madison County Carrier 7AAROUNDMADISONCOUNTY Special Needs Summer Camp: How Can You Help?Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Lynette Norris, February 5, 2014Leslie Smith, Director of Rotary Youth Camp (RYC) for special needs children, speaks to the Madison Rotary Club about what the camp means to the children and their families. This year, RYC is conducting a 20/20 campaign to celebrate 20 years of operation and help a special needs child enjoy an overnight camp experience.

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www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday February 12, 2014 8A Madison County CarrierAROUNDMADISONCOUNTY Stacy & Company btn fr n b btr rbbtr frbtr nb !"r Valentines Gift Certificates Available #$%&tnrnrrn '(#)#*+,-.+/$#)#-.A Full Service SalonStacy & CompanyA Full Service Salon Hearts And Flowers, Polka Dots And White GlovesGreene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Lynette Norris, February 6, 2014Jackie Johnson's dreamy tableau greeted Garden Club members when they arrived for their February meeting, recalling a bygone era of wearing white gloves to afternoon teas. Perhaps this is a young mother enjoying one such afternoon gathering with her two daughters in tow, experiencing a bit of Valentine's Day elegance to share with their school chums at their next Show and Tell. 973-4141(Fax) 973-4121P.O. Drawer 772 Madison, FLIt Pays To Advertise A S Garden Club To Bring Back Camellia ShowsBy Lynette Norris Greene Publishing, Inc.At their March meeting next month, the Garden Club members will bring in specimens of camellias from their gardens to be judged by certified American Camellia Society (ACS) judges, in the first camellia show held in Madison since the 1950s. At the February meeting, prize-winning camellia growers and experts Carol and Jerry Selph explained how it was done: how to set up for a judged camellia show, what information needs to be on the entry cards, how to display a flower to its best advantage, and what constitutes a show-worthy specimen. Native to Asia, the shrubs were first brought to America 200 years ago, where their ability to thrive in temperate climates with minimal care made them as much a part of Southern landscapes as the iconic magnolia. Japonica, sasanqua, reticulata, or any hybrid in between, sporting every gradation of color from deep red, to pink, to white, they now grace yards and gardens everywhere, nearly as ubiquitous as azaleas, but with far more variation in size, shape and formation of their flowers. In general, camellias are a woody, shrubtype plant that can grow to the size of a small tree, depending on the species and how it is pruned. The trunk is usually very slender and smooth. The leaves are usually large (two or three inches), glossy, dark green and leathery, and the colorful, showy flowers can be anywhere from one or two inches across to the size of a dinner plate. In form, the blooms can resemble roses or peonies, be half spherical in shape, or flat and open-faced, the petals large and smooth, or small and curly, the yellow stamens conspicuously on display or hidden from view. Whatever the variety, in yards and gardens, they are usually show-stoppers, and the best blooms off the best cared-for trees, with the right preparation, can be show-winners. The specimens have to have the correct ACS name on the entry card; if the name cannot be determined, it can be entered in the Unknown category. There are literally thousand of varieties, many of which have yet to be officially named and registered with the ACS. The names themselves are fascinating the Governor Mouton, the Aunty Jenny, the Betty Sheffield and the stories of how they were chosen even more so. I love stories about camellias almost as much as I love camellias, said Carol, whose uncle named and registered the Julia C. Taylor. The best time to cut the blooms is the early morning before the show, but the blooms can be harvested the day before and their stems stuck in a grape, which will supply all the sugar and water they need for a day or two. If the leaves are pretty, you may leave one or two to set off the magnificent bloom. The cut blooms need to be refrigerated to preserve freshness, resting on something soft, like cotton batting or pillow stuffing material, inside a sealed container. Any plastic bowl (or tray, if you have a lot of blooms) with a snap-on lid will work. If the bloom is wet when cut, let it air dry in the refrigerator and then seal the container. If a cold front is due to come through an area several days before a scheduled show, its not unusual for people to harvest and preserve their best blooms a week or more in advance. Display cups are furnished by the ACS, in several different sizes, and its important to select the right size to show off your flower. The best way to display it is in a cup that will hold it perpendicular to the floor. Jerry fielded several questions, including, How many flowers can we enter? (As many as you care to tote in,) to What do we do if we have bushes but no blooms? (Thats why we have 3,000 bushes to choose from). When it comes to year-round prepping and care of camellia bushes to get the best and biggest blooms, culling most of the buds will give the remaining blooms the best shot at being the biggest and best they can be. Culling doesnt affect the tree itself, and the masses of buds will be back next winter. For fertilizer, Jerry recommends a standard 8-8-8 fertilizer, not azalea food fertilizer, which makes the soil too acid. Camellias prefer a range of 6.2 to 6.5. If youre planting a brand-new shrub from the nursery, look for slightly alkaline soil with good drainage, and dont plant them too deep, a common mistake. Plant the shrub about one inch higher than the surrounding ground so water will not collect around the trunk. Camellias hate wet feet, and dont allow mulch to touch the trunk. Look for a lightly shaded spot, but not deep shade. If grass will grow there, its just the right amount of shade. When pruning your shrubs, wait until they have finished blooming, usually around March. Next months show is a small start, but the Selphs believe that camellia shows will catch on and make a comeback in Madison, and in time, rival the show in Quitman, Ga. that displayed around 1,500 blooms this year. You can get there, too, said Carol.Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Lynette Norris, February 6, 2014Pretty, but not big enough. Carol Selph holds a bloom named Valentines Day, that is beautiful, but needs to be at least half again as big before it can be considered show quality.

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www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, February 12, 2014 10A Madison County Carrier 2 0 1 4 D i s t r i c t T e a c h e r O f T h e Y e a r N a m e d A t A n n u a l B a n q u e t By Rose KleinGreene Publishing, Inc.The Madison County Foundation for Excellence in Education (MCFEE) hosted a Teacher Recognition Banquet this past Thursday, Feb. 6, at the Madison County High School cafeteria. Tim Sanders, Clerk of Court, welcomed Madison County teachers, family members, friends and banquet sponsors who were there to honor the seven previously named Teachers of the Year for 2014, and to hear the anticipated announcement of the one teacher who would be selected as District Teacher of the Year. The seven recognized teachers all gave emotional and thought-provoking speeches after being introduced by current or former students, who gave testimony to the teachers abilities and character, as well as bringing some occasional humor and light-heartedness to the evening. The clearly enjoyable evening drew to a close as the long-awaited announcement from Clay Sapp, Master of Ceremonies, revealed Gary Gazlay as the 2014 District Teacher of the Year for Madison County. Gazlay was very emotional as he accepted a plaque, presented by School Superintendent Doug Brown, and also during his speech that followed. Gary Gazlay sums up his District Teacher of the Year title in this way, I realize that any awards or recognition that I have received throughout my years of being a music educator in Madison County is the direct result of God blessing me through the positive inuence my students have had on my life. My current and former students continue to inspire me and I am truly grateful to all of them, as well as the people of Madison County for impacting my life in such a positive way. Clay Sapp, past national president for FFA (Future Farmers of America), kept the evenings events interesting and on track as the banquet Master of Ceremonies.Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Rose Klein, February 6, 2014 Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Rose Klein, February 6, 2014The Madison Boys Choir, under the direction of Daniel Graham, provided music during dinner, that had some of the guests dancing while waiting in the buffet line. District Teacher of the Year, Gary Gazlay, gives an emotional speech after accepting his Teacher of the Year plaque from School Superintendent, Doug Brown.Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Rose Klein, February 6, 2014 Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Rose Klein, February 6, 2014

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By Lynette Norris Greene Publishing, Inc.In all the kingdom of the living, theres not a more deadly or voracious creature than the praying mantis, intones Dr. Ned Jackson (William Hopper) in the 1957 creaturefeature ick, The Deadly Mantis. In this blackand-white horror/scientry, a giant praying mantis the size of Texas ies in from somewhere and terrorizes the population, destroying planes and ships, overturning buses and eating people as it rampages through the city, seemingly impervious to the U.S. militarys conventional weaponry. In the world of animation, the bug hasnt fared much better. There, its best-known representative is probably Zorak the Zorathian of the Council of Doom, sworn enemy of Space Ghost. In spite of all the bad press in the entertainment world, the praying mantis has enjoyed a reputation the last few years as a gardeners friend, because of its insatiable appetite for insects. However, even that now comes with a few caveats: Most of the mantises sold by garden supply companies are Chinese praying mantises, a non-native species that is quite a bit larger than most native varieties, reaching lengths of up to four-and-a-half inches. The larger, more aggressive mantises tend to out-compete and outeat their native cousins, either devouring them or just pushing them out altogether. The use of biocontrols, while benecial in that it doesnt introduce chemical poisons into the environment, is a science that is still evolving as entomologists learn more about the effect of concentrated insect releases. The University of Wisconsin no longer recommends the purchase and release of mantises or even ladybugs as a form of pest control in home gardens, and North Carolina State University cites several reasons for the Chinese mantis unsuitability: 1) because of its voracious appetite, there are not enough insects in the average home garden to feed the creatures for long; they will either start eating each other or simply spread out to other areas to forage, possibly upsetting other native ecosystems, and 2) they are indiscriminate in their choice of prey, eating both benecial insects and pests alike. There are some instances of the larger Chinese mantises trapping and eating hummingbirds. Mantises eating hummingbirds? Pull the other leg, right? Check out Jeanne ScottZumwalts photo on Beatriz Moissets wildlife garden blog at http://nativeplantwildlifegarden.com /praying-mantises-whichare-the-good-ones/ http://nativeplantwildlifegarden.com /praying-mantises-whichare-the-good-ones/. Certainly, if you have a buttery garden, you dont want praying mantises around, or the only butteries youre likely to see will be their pretty, severed wings scattered on the ground. If you have honeybee hives or hummingbird feeders as a prominent feature of your garden, mantises, especially the larger non-native varieties, could be a problem as well. That said, native mantises do have a niche in the regional ecosystem, helping control the populations of their prey insects. Since mantises come in sizes ranging from less than an inch to ve or six inches (but three or four inches is the most common size among the larger, native species) they consume prey in quite a range of sizes. In the case of the larger mantises, that can include small rodents, birds, scorpions, frogs, sh and lizards. In most vegetable or fruit gardens, the native praying mantis like thestagmomantis carolinaor stagmomantis oridensiscan make a sizable dent in the local bug population. Mantises are close relatives of the cockroach, believed to have evolved from a Cretaceous Period species of proto-cockroach with mantis-like forelegs. They are also related to termites, believed to have descended from that same Cretaceous protocockroach. In fact, the order Blattaria, which includes cockroaches and termites, and the order Mantodea, which includes the mantises, are often grouped together under the superorder Dictyoptera. When it comes to different types of mantises, some are accomplished yers, with long wings, some are short-winged minimal yers and some have wings that spread only as a threat or to attract mates. Others have residual wings or none at all. Most mantis species are exclusively predatory and the rest are predominantly so. Most are also ambush predators, depending on camouage to blend in with their surroundings and wait for meals. They also depend on this camouage to protect them, since they have no other form of defense. Some, like the grizzled mantid, have what appears to be gray moss growing out of their bodies, mimicking their surroundings so perfectly as to look like a bit of walking lichen. The green or brown mantises with long skinny stick-like bodies can hide in plain sight on a blade of grass or a twig (and are often confused with the stick insects), while the gray and brown mottled species with broader, atter bodies are nearly indistinguishable from the bark of a tree or scattered leaves on the ground. A few species will actively chase their prey, but most will sit and wait...and wait...and wait...perfectly immobile for long periods of time, until a prey insect wanders within striking distance. When they do strike, it is with astonishing speed, aided by their compound eyes, placed side by side on front of their heads, rather than on opposite sides of the head; this gives them excellent binocular vision. Their diet also changes as they mature, although it remains mostly insects. As hatchlings and juveniles, they trap and eat tiny ies or their own siblings. As they grow older and larger, they go after bigger prey, ignoring the smaller insects they once hunted. The mantis is well equipped for capturing and holding onto prey, with large spiky forelegs and powerful foreclaws. Generally, if the prey struggles, the mantis will eat it headrst, like a hot dog. If the prey does not resist, the mantis will grasp it with one foreclaw over the head and neck, the other over the abdomen, and begin eating it alive, sometimes midsection rst. Unlike spiders and other insect feeders, mantises dont liquefy their prey or suck out the body juices, but rather slice, dice, chomp and chew with powerful mandibles, devouring everything except a few accidentally severed parts like legs and wings. Mantises usually mate in the autumn in temperate climates, with the smaller male leaping onto the females back and depositing sperm in the tip of her abdomen. Sometimes, the female cannibalizes her mate, other times, the male successfully dismounts and escapes. Depending on the species, the female will then lay 10 to 400 eggs in a frothy mass that hardens into a protective capsule, from which hatchlings will emerge the following spring. In the wild, most mantises live from 10 to 12 months, although in captivity, they have lived as long as 14 months. Mantises are popular as school projects and some are actually kept as pets http://exoticpets.about.co m/od/mantids/p/mantids.htm http://exoticpets.about.com/od/m antids/p/mantids.htm. As long as they are fed the appropriate insect prey and have a twig they can hang from when they molt, they seem quite content. While they may seem a bit gruesome, eating other insects is simply what they do, as part of a vital system of checks and balances. For more information on mantises, visit any number of websites or keep your eyes open in your own backyard; you never know what youll nd. www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, February 12, 2014 Madison County Carrier 11AOUTDOORS Make 2014 the year you change your life CLASSES IN MADISON STARTMARCH 3Bachelors Degree Programs Business Administration with specialization in Management Computer Information Systems Criminal Justice Elementary Education Health Care Management Human Services Psychology Full-time students may be eligible for the Florida Resident Access Grant (FRAG) Approved for VA Benets/GI Bill Classes now forming in Madison(850) 973-3356 madison@saintleo.edu What you need for where youre going Now offering The Doctorate of Business Administration (Online and On Campus) ou need for wher What y e y ou need for wher e going r ou ee egr re s D achelor B dministration A usiness B Classes ograms r r ee P dministration Classes dministration A usiness B with specialization in anagement M nformation Computer I ystems S ustice riminal J C ducation lementary E E anagement e M ealth Car H dministrationM in M with specialization in nformation ducation anagement N The D ing ttarS ch 3arM adisonin M fer w of o N octorate of The D ervices uman S H chology sy P ull-time students may F be eligible for the esident ida R lor F G) rant (FRA G ervices ull-time students may be eligible for the ccess A esident The D usiness B nline and O (O octorate of The D dministration A usiness ampus) n C nline and O V ed for v o ppr ro A ill enets/GI B B w for Classes no adison in Mwww A VA ming w for (850) 973-3356 madison@saintleo.edu.saintleo.edu/mp www (850) 973-3356 madison@saintleo.edu.saintleo.edu/mp Praying Mantises: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

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www.greenepublishing.com Wednesday, February 12, 2014 Madison County Carrier 13A All Legals are posted on line at www.greenepublishing.com L e g a l s IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2014-07-CP PROBATE DIVISION IN RE: The Estate of JACOB ALLEN PORTER, Deceased. ______________________________\ NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ENTITLED ESTATE AND ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN SAID ESTATE: YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that the administration of the estate of JACOB ALLEN PORTER, deceased, is pending in the Circuit Court in and for Madison County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is the Madison County Courthouse, 125 SW Range Avenue, Madison, Florida 32340. The name and address of the Co-Personal Representatives and the Co-Personal Representatives attorney are set forth below. All persons having claims or demands against the estate are required, WITHIN THREE CALENDAR MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE to le with the clerk of the above styled court a written statement of any claim or demand they may have. Each claim must be in writing and must indicate the basis for the claim, the name and address of the creditor or his agent or attorney, and the amount claimed. If the claim it not yet due, the date when it will become due shall be stated. If the claim is contingent or unliquidated, the nature of the uncertainty shall be stated. If the claim is secured, the security shall be described. The claimant shall deliver sufcient copes of the claim to the clerk to enable the clerk to mail one (1) copy to the personal representative. All persons interested in the estate to whom a copy of this Notice of Administration has been mailed are required, WITHIN THREE CALENDAR MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE to le any objections they may have that challenges the validity of the qualications of the personal representative, or the venue or jurisdiction of the Court. ALL CLAIMS AND OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED WILL FOREVER BE BARRED. Date of the rst publication of this Notice of Administration: February 5, 2014 LAURA DENISE STOREY FRANCIS JOHN PORTER Co-Personal Representative Co-Personal Representative 258 NW Boggy Bay Road 1198 NE Lantana Street Greenville, Florida 32331 Lee, Florida 32059 HARDEE LAW FIRM, PL CARY A. HARDEE, II Florida Bar No.: 133856 Post Ofce Drawer 450 Madison, Florida 32341 Telephone (850) 973-4007 Primary E-mail: lawhatter@aol.com Secondary E-mail: CaryHardee@hardeelawrm.net Attorney for Co-Personal Representatives 2/5, 2/12 2/5, 2/12 NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING: The District Board of Trustees of North Florida Community College will hold its regular monthly meeting Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. in the NFCC Board Room, NFCC, 325 NW Turner Davis Dr., Madison, FL. A copy of the agenda may be obtained by writing: NFCC, Of- ce of the President, 325 NW Turner Davis Dr., Madison, FL 32340. For disability-related accommodations, contact the NFCC Ofce of College Advancement, 850-973-1653. NFCC is an equal access/equal opportunity employer.2/12 NOTICE There will be a meeting of the Aucilla Area Solid Waste Administration on February 17, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. in the Board Room of the Aucilla Area Solid Waste Facility located at 1313 S.W. Greenville Hills Road Greenville, Florida. If you have any question please contact 850-948-4875.2/12 BID NOTICE Notice is hereby given that the Board of County Commissioners of Madison County, Florida will be accepting bids for the following: Furnishing all necessary materials, equipment, labor and supervision includ ing maintenance of Trafc (MOT), to: construct roadway and sidewalk im provements on NW Crane Avenue from US 90 (SR 10) to NW Turner Davis Drive for a distance of approximately 1210 feet (0.23 miles). This project shall be known as NW Crane Avenue Improvements, Project Number FY 2014 02. Bids may be submitted to the Board of County Commissioners by depositing same at the Board ofce located in Ofce 219 at the Madison County Courthouse Annex, 229 SW Pinckney Street, Madison, Florida 32340, or Post Ofce Box 539, Madison, Florida 32341 any time prior to 4:00 PM on Friday, March 7, 2014 ANY BIDS RECEIVED AFTER SUCH DATE AND TIME WILL NOT BE OPENED AND/OR CONSIDERED. Bid must be clearly marked on the outside of the front of the bid envelope as follows: NW Crane Avenue Improvements, Project Number FY 2014 02. BIDS MUST CONTAIN A COPY OF THE VENDORS MADISON COUNTY OCCUPATIONAL LICENSE WHERE APPLICABLE, OR CERTIFIED STATE CONTRACTOR NUMBER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR AWARD. Please be advised that a MANDATORY PRE-BID CONFERENCE will be held on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 9:00 AM in the County Commission Meet ing Room located in the Madison County Courthouse Annex Building, 229 SW Pinckney Street in Madison, Florida. BIDS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FROM ANY BIDDER WHO IS NOT REPRESENTED AT THIS CONFER ENCE. Bid Specications, as well as other pertinent documents, may be obtained from the Madison County Road Department ofce located at 2060 NE Rocky Ford Road (C-591), 2 miles north of Madison, telephone # 850-973-2156, beginning Wednes day, February 12, 2014. Each contractor interested in bidding this project is strongly urged to obtain copies of the bid package immediately in order to have time to review all information and visit the project location prior to the Mandato ry Pre-Bid Conference. Bids will be opened on Monday, March 10, 2014 at 9:00 AM in the Madison County Board of County Commissioners meeting room. Award by the Board of County Commissioners is scheduled for Wednesday, March 12, 2014. Madison County reserves the right to waive any informality or to reject any or all bids.2/12 2/12, 2/19 2/12, 2/19

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