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Our 149th Year, Number Since 1865, Telling It Like It Is And Defending The Peasant's Right To Know Index2 Sections, 28 Pages Local WeatherViewpoints 2A Around Madison 4-10A School 11AAutomotive Care 12A Christmas Gift Ideas 13AChurch/History 14A Classieds/Legals 15A Health Tab Section BFriday, December 13, 2013 Madison, Florida Woman Charged With DisorderlyConduct Madison County Sheriff Ben Stewart reports that on Saturday morning, Dec. 7, at approximately 2:14 a.m., deputies responded to Rutledge Street in the City of Madison to assist the Madison Police Department who were investigating a possible ght. Madison County Two-Car Crash On SR 14By Jacob BembryGreene Publishing, Inc. Atwo-car crash happened on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 8, on State Road 14 South. According to a Florida Highway Patrol report, Marguerita L. Prince, 46, of Madison, was traveling south on SR 14 in a 2005 Kia Optima. At the same time, Lekisha Williams, 33, of Madison, was traveling in front of Prince. Princes front collided with the rear of Williams car. Both vehicles came to a controlled stop on the west grass shoulder of SR 14, facing south. Neither driver, nor the passenger in Princes vehicle, was injured in the mishap. FHP Trooper John Sleigher was the investigating ofcer. See Disorderly Conduct On Page 3A Its Time For Santa LettersSantas making a list and hes checking it twice. Its that time of year to show Santa who the good girls and boys have been and for them to write letters to Santa Claus.Greene Publishing, Inc. can save children the cost of postage to send letters to the North Pole. Children See Santa Letters On Page 3AMadison Republicans Give Flag To CongressmanThe POW-MIA ag now ies at the ofce of U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho. As a gift of the Madison County Republican Executive Committee, the ag became one of three that each Congressional ofce can display. Mary Helen Hoff, of Orange Park, designed the ag in 1972, while awaiting the return of her husband, Lt. Commander Michael Hoff. Hoff was a Navy pilot, shot down over Laos in the Orient in 1970, during the Vietnam conict. In 1990, Congress designated the POWMIA ag as the symbol of our nations concern and commitment to resolving as fully as possible the fates of Americans still prisoner, missing and unaccounted for in South Asia, thus ending the uncertainty for their families and the nation. Bob Bezick, chairman of the Madison County Republican Executive Committee, said, The ag represents the symbol of our nations concern. Bezick said that this act, on behalf of our warriors, is dear to his heart and to that of the committee. Photo SubmittedCongressman Ted Yoho, left, displays the POW-MIA ag presented to him by Nelson Pryor, right, on behalf of the Madison County Republican Executive Committee. Woman Arrested For VOP Alphonso Young Joins Greenville Town CouncilBy Lynette NorrisGreene Publishing, Inc.After being appointed by the town council Nov. 18 and sworn in by town clerk Kim Reams on Dec. 6, Alphonso Al Young took his seat at the Dec. 9 regular session council meeting. Young replaces former council member Margaret Poppell, who resigned in early October. Young himself is also a former council member. The town council rst heard from Tom Olk of DISC Village in Tallahassee, who proposed a new use for the old Greenville Elementary School building. According to its website,, DISC is a non-prot agency that grew from the Drug Information and Service Center that opened on the campus of FSU in 1971. It now operates several counseling services, including family, adult, juvenile, residential and outpatient services, focusing on substance abuse intervention. Olk proposed using the old school building as a rehabilitation facility for preand post-partum women. Describing it as a program for a stable and safe population that would pose no risk to the community, Olk said he would like to open in about a year, pending nal approval from Leon County, and that the facility might initially employ 16-18 people, and gradually work up to about 25 as the program got going. The employees would work in shifts around the clock, at about a 1:1 ratio of staff member to patient, and the women would be supervised 24 hours a day; no one would leave the facility. Olk further added that the women were not a ight risk because they had too much to lose, including loss of their children, if they messed up. Town Consultant Jim Parrish stated that the proposal was in compliance with the towns land use code for that area, and that unless the council was opposed, the town really didnt need to do anything, except perhaps close a road that had been used as access to the old school. Also, the fence around the property would be removed. Council members did not vote on the proposal, but most seemed favorable to it pending further information. Olk promised to return at the next meeting with architectural drawings of how the facility will look. Its a beautiful old building, he said. We look forward to making it functional again. Roy Scott, of Scott Realty, spoke on behalf of a client, Leon Roland, who wanted to arrange a property swap with the town of Greenville. Roland owns two narrow plots of land fronting US 90 that arent wide enough to accommodate commercial development, with its attendant setback and parking requirements. Lying between those two plots is another plot owned by the town, with which Roland proposed swapping his smaller property; further, he claimed that back in the early 90s, the city had installed a sewer line and manhole on one of his properties without his knowledge, andSee Alphonso Young On Page 3A Madison County Sheriff Ben Stewart reports that on Saturday night, Dec. 7, at approximately 11:30 p.m., deputies conducted a trafc stop on a silver utility vehicle for failing to stop at a stop sign. The driver was identied as Mary Denese Woulard, 45, of Madison. Deputies requested Woulard to produce her drivers license but were told by Woulard that she had left her drivers license at home. Deputies conducted a check of Woulards driver license by running her name and date of birth through Communications. During the course of the trafc investigation, it was found that Woulards drivers license was suspended multiple times and she had been previously notied of the suspensions. It was also disMary Woulard Shayon Straughter SkillsUSA Selling Grilled ChickenBy Jacob BembryGreene Publishing, Inc. The Madison County High School SkillsUSA Club will be selling grilled chicken plates on the Courthouse Lawn from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 13. The plates will include potato salad, green beans, a roll and dessert. Tickets are available in advance for $6. The meals will be sold for $7 on the Lawn. Sweet tea is available for $1 a cup. For tickets or for more information, please contact Paige Thomas at (386) 965-6771. Greenville Approves New Charter RecommendationsBy Lynette NorrisGreene Publishing, Inc.After much discussion and debate over the new charter recommendations submitted by the Greenville Citizens Committee, the Greenville Town Council nally approved the recommendations all of them, including adopting gender-neutral language throughout the charter. The ease with which the recommendations were nally approved surprised several people, especially Vice Mayor Robin Housh and Mayor Kovacherich Arnold, who thought they were voting on just the rst recommendation on the list. However, Barbara Dansey, who had made the motion that the entire package of recommendations be approved, declared that that was why she repeated her motion twice, to make sure it was understood, and Al Young said to Housh, Thats why I asked you if you were sure (before the vote was taken), when she indicated that she found the recommendations agreeable after much debate in which she had voiced several objections. Calvin Malone also understood that the council was voting on the entire list of recommendations, which was why he cast the lone dissenting vote. There were still some points he disagreed with, although he was not opposed entirely to amending the town charter. I mentioned changing the town charter when I rst got here, he had stated earlier. Why not? Then we had all those months without a quorum. The approved recommendations now include prorating the town council members pay of $100 per month to be determined by their attendance at meetings, and the pay be prorated for the number of meetings, both regular and special sessions, that are called during that time. Vice Mayor Housh had protested earlier that the $100 a month wasnt even enough to cover her expenses for paying someone to manage her restaurant while she attended even one meeting. $100 is nothing, she said. Others pointed out that the much smaller town of Lee paid their council members $175 per month. Toney Hill, spokesperson for the Greenville Citizens Committee, was at the podium reading through the recommendations as they were being debated. No one is saying you dont deserve the money, he said, but if you dont show up for meetings, you dont get paid. The recommendations also allowed for three excused absences in a 12 month period, to cover any family, medical or other emergencies that may come up for a council member, as well as remote attendance by electronic means (Skype, telephone, webcam, etc.) for times when a council member wanted to be at a meeting but couldnt be physically present. Another recommendation was that the town clerk, KimSee Charter Recommendations On Page 3A Page 11A Page 11A Page 5A Page 4ASee Woman Arrested On Page 3A


Jacobs Ladder Tight budgets and limited time can be a source of stress this holiday season. Finding enough money in your bank account to make gift giving enjoyable can be a real challenge. Extension Family and Consumer Economic Specialists say it is possible to stay within a budget and still be a generous gift giver. Keep in mind, however, its the thought that counts, not the price of the gift. This Christmas season, there is a lot of competition for the consumer dollars, so you can find bargains out there. According to the latest consumer news, you need to act early to get what you want to buy. Retailers have bargains, but they are not overstocked and supplies may run out quickly. Plan ahead, so that you have time to enjoy the traditional pleasures this time of year brings. Here are some ideas to keep gift-giving expenses in line: Make a complete gift list with names, gift ideas and price estimates, then total the amount you plan to spend. If this figure is more than you can afford, you will need to make some changes. List several alternatives for each name on your list, then look for sales in the price range you can afford. Most important stick with your plan. Check sales for gift items. See newspaper ads and store circulars and on-line specials for gifts you are considering. Many retailers have Early Bird specials or coupons for dollars off your total purchase. See which stores are running specials and shop where prices are lowest. Keep in mind that during December, prices are normally reduced on a number of items, including clothing, shoes, blankets, table linens, and appliances. Dont rush into a purchase because of an advertised claim of a low price. Know what the regular price is before buying an on-sale item. Often one stores sale price is anothers regular price. Shop different types of stores to compare prices. Look at discount stores, factory outlets, as well as department stores and catalogs. Internet sales have become the way to purchase goods, some companies have unadvertised sales and incentive prices to get consumers to shop online. Many retailers are updating their customers on face book and twitter, a popular way to market sales this holiday season. Consumers can check websites frequently for daily specials. Many of these companies are offering free shipping with a purchase. Be sure to keep all of your receipts of purchases and total the expenditures at regular intervals to make sure you stay within the limits of your holiday spending plan. Also, check receipts for errors; if mistakes occur you will need the receipt to help in correcting errors. Consider gifts from your kitchen; better known as gifts from the heart. You may be famous among family and friends for a pound cake or peach preserves. If so, get busy in the kitchen and wrap up your products in pretty paper and bow. These gifts are appreciated and often mean more because you took the time to make it. If you do feel stressed by holiday shopping, avoid last minute purchases. It leads not only to fatigue, but also overspending and poor selections. For more information on managing your family finances, call the Madison County Extension Office. The University of Florida Extension/IFAS Madison County is an Equal Employment Opportunity Institution.Viewpoints & OpinionsIwalked into my sister Abbies room to check on her a couple of weeks ago and I saw her sitting in her comfortable little rocking chair, watching a holiday favorite, Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer, on her television. Abbie sat in the seat, entranced for an hour and watched the mists in the cartoon as the other reindeer would not let Rudolph join in the reindeer games and as an elf named Hermey longed to be a dentist and as Yukon Cornelius was a dogsled driver who usually had to pull the sleigh himself while the dogs would sit on it themselves. Oh, yeah, and we cant forget the Bumble Snowman on the Island of Mist Toys, who decides to have Rudolph for lunch before ol Rudy ghts him off with his antlers and Yukon Cornelius drops an avalanche on him and Hermey removes his teeth. In the meantime, Santa Claus decides that even mists have a place and Rudolph, Hermey and Cornelius come back into town with the Bumble Snowman, who is now tame and meek. The towns Christmas tree is too tall to place the star on, so the snowman does it for them. The hero of the whole story though is Rudolph, whose red nose lights the way to deliver toys to children all over the world on one foggy Christmas night. Almost 2,000 years ago, a star led the way and heralded the birth of Jesus Christ. Today, Jesus is the Light that lights our way through fog, rain, snow and the cares of our lives. Lets remember that Jesus Christ is the real reason that we celebrate Christmas each year and that He cares about mists like you and me. 2AMadison Friday, December 13, 2013 Jacob BembryColumnist Conservative Corner Conservative CornerBy Steve Phillips Develop A Spending Plan For DecemberB a i t A n d S w i t c h T h e N o t S o R o s e y V e l t The NRA (National Recovery Administration) was created. Most manufacturing industries were forced under government control. Codes regulated prices and terms of sale, transforming much of the economy into a fascist arrangement. The NRA was nanced by new taxes on the industries it controlled. It boosted the cost of doing business by 40 percent. In the six months after the laws took effect, industrial production dropped by 25 percent. Those who refused to comply with the NRA were threatened with boycotts and a punch in the nose by the director of the NRA. There were over 500 NRA codes, including production of lightning rods, manufacturing of corsets, production of hair tonic and dog leashes, and musical comedies. Jacob Maged, a New Jersey tailor, was arrested and jailed for pressing a suit for 35 cents, rather than the NRAmandated price of 40 cents. Night work was forbidden and black markets sprang up. In 1934, tax hikes became a favorite policy of Roosevelt and would stay that way for the next ten years, resulting in a top income tax rate of 90 percent Roosevelts Civil Works Administration (CWA) hired actors to give free shows and paid researchers to study the history of the safety pin. Hired workers patrolled streets with balloons to frighten starlings away from public buildings and chase tumbleweeds on windy days. Henry Hopkins was put in charge of the agency and later said, Ive got four million people at work but for Gods sake, dont ask me what they do. The CWA was replaced by the Works Project Administration (WPA), which was referred to by the workers as We Piddle Around. It is known today as the government program that gave rise to the term boondoggle. Hundreds of WPA workers were used to collect campaign contributions for the Democratic Party. The Supreme Court recognized that much of what Roosevelt was doing was unconstitutional. They outlawed the NRA in 1935 and the AAA in 1936. This infuriated Roosevelt, and resulted in his attempt to stack the court. He tried to pass a law, which would have expanded the Court from nine to fteen justices. Congress nixed this idea. FDRs treasury secretary even said, We have tried spending more money than we have ever spent and it does not work. Roosevelt had pledged in 1932 to end the crisis, but it persisted for nearly another decade. He had employed many of the masterminds of his day. His administration was also infested with Communists. For all of the smart minds and socialist ideas, the Depression was made worse. Maybe it was the mind of an egomaniac whose desire for control and power who thought he knew more than the little people that ultimately put in place a lot of the programs we still have in place today. ...Why did we have a President who almost became king? Who forced his beliefs on a nation, even though it has proven time and again that these policies wont work? In my opinion, politicians think those who went before just didnt do it right. They think they can make work what has never worked before. ...THE REPUBLICAN CLUB OF MADISON COUNTY Meets Monday, January 13, 2014, at noon at Shelby's Restaurant EVERYONE WELCOME Paid for and approved by the Madison County Republican Executive Committee The Island Of Misfit Toys Diann DouglasGuest ColumnistM a d i s o n C o u n t y E x t e n s i o n S e r v i c e Something To Think AboutBy Harvey Greene About this time of year we are continually regaled with people saying Put Christ Back in Christmas! (Well of course we hear it this time of year, its Christmas, duh.) What does that mean? Put the Christ back in Christmas. Does it mean were supposed to take out the non-Christ? If you want to take out all of the non-Christ from your Christmas, that is certainly up to you, but that means doing away with the Christmas tree (Celtic and Norse tradition), the Yule log (Norse), the wreath (Druidic and Norse), the mistletoe (Norse, Celtic, and Druid), the gifts and presents (Celtic and German Norse, and tons of others), holly and garland (Norse), etc., etc. Pretty much every tradition we have of Christmas was from some combination of the Scottish / Irish Celts or the Norse, pagan rituals dating from long before Christs time. We simply borrowed them, and then gave a new meaning to it. Even the date of Dec. 25thand Santa are a result of merging many traditions into one. But I know what you mean when you say Put the Christ back into Christmas, youre trying to say Remember and celebrate the gift of Christ, and lets act like we should or something close to it. Im not exactly disagreeing with that thought, however I still say that Put the Christ back into Christmas is wrong. Why should we put the Christ into Christmas? Why should we not be putting the Christ into every other day of the year? Trite? Maybe, but it is the exact point. Christmas and Thanksgiving are not days for us to act Christ-like so that we can ignore the other 363 days of the year. Christ told us that our job was to love God, and to love one another. Love them as I have loved you. Lets say that again. Love them as I have love you. He didnt say to love only two days a year? Or was it to simply Love? He didnt say, Well I love you, but I dont agree with what you do, so I wont help you today. Or did He simply Love? The Samaritan wasnt Jewish, but he was the example Jesus chose for us. The Samaritan was a completely different religion, but yet he loved. Put the Christmas Back Into Christmas? I know what you mean, but I still say, No. Put it back in us. If it is in us all the time, if the giving and the loving is there If the unconditional, non-oppression, non-judgmental, not protesting their rights, unconditional, Love the as I have loved you Love is in us If that is in us all the time, you dont have to put anything back into Christmas. It will always be there. Think about it. Put Christ Back Into Christmas? HEY! WERE ON FACEBOOK!Check us out and become a fan of our page![ Greene Publishing, Inc. ]Its never been easier to share your local news with friends and family! Harvey GreeneGuest Columnist


From Page One Madison Enterprise-Recorder 3A Friday, December 13, 2013 World NewsBy Rose KleinMan Punished For Filing SuitIn Montreal, a Quebec judge has labeled a man as a quarrelsome litigant. The label was issued when Bruno Leduc sued the Dominican Republic because it rained during his vacation. Court of Quebec Justice, Diane Quenneville stated in her ruling, The court has no hesitation to conclude that Leduc is abusing the justice system. Over the past several years, Leduc led 70 small claims against people or companies such as suing an airline because he claimed he hurt his leg when getting off the plane and suing Costco for $500 because he said the staff took too long putting a lawn mower onto his cart. Since 2000, Leduc has made claims totaling $114,000. The quarrelsome litigant label means Bruno Leduc cant le another lawsuit until he gets court approval beforehand.Man Celebrates 109thBirthdayIn Glenburn Township, Pa., Leo Moskovitz celebrated his 109th birthday, celebrating with family and friends. When asked if he knew the secret to longevity Moskovitz answered, If I knew what the secret was, Id patent it. His wife Ann, 87 years old and wife of 45 years, said he used to answer playfully with, No peer pressure and God cant nd me. Moskovitz said he knows God will catch on eventually.Man Arrested For Driving After Eating Spiked CakeIn Ostersund, Sweden, a 27-year-old man was arrested on narcotics allegations when he was pulled over on his way home from a dinner party. The man submitted to a blood test where traces of tetrahydrocannabinol, the active chemical in marijuana, were found. The Swedish man said the chemical was the result of eating a cake spiked with the drug and took it to court. The court agreed the man seemed to have ingested the substance accidentally at the dinner party. The charges were dismissed and the man was cleared of drug charges. 12/4 Jesse Lee Dawson Criminal mischief David Sean Lopez Custody court Samuel Lee Staten, Jr. VOP Ricardo Antonio Aikens Battery 12/5 Mario Antonio Stewart Aggravated assault Bo Chen Trespass after warning Amy Lee Nusbickel VOP (resisting officer with violence) Terrick Shadon Lundy Failure to appear (aggravated assault on law enforcement with deadly weapon), aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, fleeing and eluding, possession of cannabis with intent to sell 12/6 Chadrick Shantel Fleno VOP (driving while license suspended) Timothy Austin Richards Resisting an officer with violence, battery on a law enforcement officer, battery, disorderly conduct 12/7 Shayon Shonta Straughter Disorderly conduct Joseph Dean Hicks Aggravated battery, drugs Darius Rashard Livingston Domestic violence (battery), VOP (circuit) 12/8 Jerome Davis Battery on a spouse Deander Lidel Williams Disorderly conduct, resisting without violence Mary Denese Woulard Driving while license suspended with knowledge, local warrant Joseph Lee Korey Trespass after warning 12/9 Israel Iscariot Craddock Criminal registration Terrance Legarn Alexander Criminal registration Michael Lee Franklin Domestic violence Corey Jamal Jackson Driving while license suspended (habitual) 12/10 Reign Lee Bloomberg Criminal registration James Bryant Tuten Transmission of materials harmful to minors, traveling to meet minors Information in the Jail Report is provided to Greene Publishing, Inc., by the Madison County Sheriffs Office. All people are considered innocent until proven guilty. Questions about people identified in the report should be directed to the MCSO at (850) 973-4001.Jail ReportMadison County The MadisonEnterprise-Recorder PublisherEmerald GreeneSenior Staff WriterJacob BembryStaff WritersLynette Norris, Rose KleinGraphic DesignerTori SelfAdvertising Sales RepresentativesJeanette Dunn, Shanna SwopeBookkeeperBrooke KinsleyClassified and Legal AdsCheltsie KinsleyDeadline for classieds is Monday at 3 p.m.Deadline for legal advertisements is Wednesday at 3 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)Since 1865 -Telling it like it is with honesty and integrity.The Madison The Madison Enterprise-Recorder Enterprise-RecorderMadison Recorder established 1865 New Enterprise established 1901 Consolidated June 25, 1908 Published weekly by Greene Publishing Inc., 1695 S SR 53, Madison, FL 32340. Periodicals postage PAID at Madison Post Ofce 32340. Publication No. 177.400. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to The Madison Enterprise-Recorder 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. Box 772 Madison, FL 32341 1695 South SR 53 Madison, FL 32340 (850) 973-4141 Fax: (850) 973-4121 2013St. Marys Hosts OrdinationStory submittedMadisons historic St. Marys Episcopal Church will host an Ordination and Celebration of New Ministry on Wednesday, Dec. 18 at 6 p.m. The Right Reverend John Howard, 8thBishop of the Diocese of Florida, will ofciate at the service and install David Joseph Boyles as priest and vicar of St. Marys. This is St. Marys rst ordination since Advent 1992. A reception will follow. The public is cordially invited to attend and participate in this important event in the life of St. Marys. Sheriffs Ofce Communications had received multiple calls from people who lived nearby reporting the disturbance of the peace and requesting something be done. As deputies arrived, they observed a female who was later identied as Shayon Shonta Straughter, 25, of Madison yelling causing several residents of the area to come outside to see what was going on. Deputies attempted to calm and quiet Straughter down. Straughter continued yelling and disturbing the peace forcing deputies to place her under arrest in-order to restore the peace. Straughter was transported to the Madison County Jail without further incident. Straughter was charged with disorderly conduct. Disorderly Conduct Cont. From Page 1A that the line encroached on his property, the one he wants to trade back to the city. However, both pieces of property are in his deceased wifes name, and without a clear title, it would not be a simple matter of trading pieces of land, said town attorney Christine Thurman. Also, the land isnt a homestead, so Roland would need a real estate attorney to open an estate and do the probate. The whole process could take 30 to 90 days, but Scott thought that was acceptable, because it was heading in the right direction, and council member Calvin Malone stated that once Roland got all that together, the council seemed to be in agreement with the possibility of a trade. Alphonso Young Cont. From Page 1Acan instead send their letters to Greene Publishing, which will publish the letters in the newspaper. Santa will get a copy, so he can read it and check what each child wants. The deadline for entries is Dec. 18 at 5 p.m. and they will be published in the Dec. 20 Madison Enterprise-Recorder. Letters must be written in black ink to Santa in care of Greene Publishing, Inc.,P.O. Drawer 772, Madison, FL 32340 or dropped off at Greene Publishing, on Highway 53 South in Madison. Teachers will also be collecting letters for publication so Santa can see them. Santa Letters Cont. From Page 1A Reams, perform some of the duties of the town manager until the vacancy was filled, and that she be compensated commensurate with those additional duties until that time. Committee members suggested researching what surrounding towns of similar size paid for such services. The recommendations will now go before the citizens of Greenville for a vote in the next election, in March of 2014. Town Attorney Christine Thurman advised the council that this put them on a tight schedule, especially after several meetings without a quorum in which the council was unable to move forward on any town business. For the next few weeks, things will be busy; the deadline for turning in the ballot wording to the Madison County Supervisor of Elections Office is Jan. 24, and the council must schedule two public hearings before then. It was all about trying to get the town into a stable situation where the council members could function, committee member Patricia Hinton reminded the council. We werent trying to be difficult, she said.Charter Recommendations Cont From Page 1Acovered that there was an active arrest warrant for Woulard for violation of probation for driving while license suspended or revoked. Deputies placed Woulard under arrest without incident and transported her to the Madison County Jail. Woulard was charged with violation of probation and driving while license suspended with knowledge. Woman Arrested Cont. From Page 1A Call your local Culligan Man today to enjoy all the benets of Culligan Total Home System: Soft water spend less time cleaning Reverse osmosis drinking water. Cheaper than soda! Salt and bottled water delivery Exceptional service Available 24 hoursComplete Water Treatment! Receive up to $200 off a Culligan Total Home System. (includes a water softener and drinking water system)$200 OFFDealer participation may vary. Limited time offer. Culligan International Company. Not valid with other offers. Not redeemable for cash. 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Around Madison County4A Madison Friday, December 13, 2013 Community Calendar December 13SkillsUSA will hold a fundraiser on Friday, Dec. 13, from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on the Courthouse Lawn. Funds will be used to help MCHS SkillsUSA compete in Regional and State Competitions. A grilled chicken plate will be available for $6 in advance or $7 at the lawn. It will include potato salad, green beans, roll and dessert. Sweet tea will be available for $1. For tickets or questions, contact Paige Thomas at (386) 965-6771. December 14Greenville Country Christmas at Haffye Hays Park in Greenville, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Join in for fun, food, a parade, live entertainment and arts and crafts. December 15Season of Advent candlelight service, 5:30 p.m., Genesis Missionary Baptist Church, 2062 NE Colin Kelly Highway. December 18The First Baptist Church of Madison will go caroling at 6 p.m. Prayer meeting for those not caroling at 6:30 p.m. at the church. December 18Madisons historic St. Marys Episcopal Church will host an Ordination and Celebration of New Ministry on Wednesday, Dec. 18 at 6 p.m. The Right Reverend John Howard, 8thBishop of the Diocese of Florida, will ofciate at the service and install David Joseph Boyles as priest and vicar of St. Marys. This is St. Marys rst ordination since Advent 1992. A reception will follow. The public is cordially invited to attend and participate in this important event in the life of St. Marys.December 21Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church, 407 NE Mt. Zion Church Avenue in Cherry Lake, will hold a Hanson, Pinetta and Cherry Lake Community Christmas Outreach Dinner on Saturday, Dec. 21, from 12:30-3:30 p.m. Meals will be delivered to community residents beginning at 9:30 a.m. Anyone interested in helping with the event is welcome to go serve with them. Anyone needing transported to the church or who is sick or shut-in can call Brother Johnnie Woods at (850) 9294141. For more information, please call Savilla Murphy at (850) 929-4386. December 21Live Nativity from 5-7 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Madison. Please join them in the church parking lot as they go back in time to the village of Bethlehem and what the rst Christmas might have looked like.December 21A Hallelujah Christmas at Lee Town Hall on Saturday, Dec. 21, beginning at 6 p.m. to raise money for the Salvation Army. Featured artists include Mortal Mission, Marv TTruth and MJB. George Blevins, with the Salvation Army, will speak. Jacob Bembry will serve as emcee. December 22 Childrens pageant under the direction of Martha Beggs and Martha Register, 11 a.m., at the First Baptist Church in Madison. December 22Midway Baptist Church will present their Christmas cantata, Glory to the Newborn King, on Sunday, Dec. 22, at 6 p.m. Midway Baptist Church is located at 338 SE Midway Church Road. Carroll and Kitty Agner, who are both 91 years young, recently celebrated 68 years of wedded bliss. Happy anniversary to both of them. Agners Celebrate 68 Years Of Marriage Got newsStraight from the horses mouth?We Do!The Madison County Carrier &Madison Enterprise Recorder


Around Madison CountyMadison Enterprise-Recorder 5A Friday, December 13, 2013Christmas At The MansionBy Lynette NorrisGreene Publishing, Inc.Its hard to think of Madison without thinking of The Mansion all dressed up in vitorian glory. In the past, it has been a marvel of Victorian Christmas splendor inside and out, but tough economic times have meant that the mansion couldnt be opened this year. Still, that didnt stop the Madison Garden Club ladies from dressing up the outside for the enjoyment of passersby and spreading a little Christmas cheer around.Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Lynette Norris, December 4, 2013Jackie Kirkland (left) and Sally Johnson (center) attach the big wreath to the front gate, while Jeannette Mitchell (far right) adds a big red bow to one of many lamp posts on the wall surrounding the building.Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Lynette Norris, December 9, 2013The Garden Clubs efforts bring a traditional, dignied holiday look to the Madison landmark. Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Lynette Norris, December 4, 2013Garden Club President Laura Coleman and club members Sally Johnson, Jackie Johnson, Jackie Kirkland, and Lura Fine (pictured left to right) have a blast bringing the decorations out of storage and getting ready to set them up. Not pictured: Jeannette Mitchell, who was already tying ribbons to the lampposts. FEED TIMES How to use: The major and minor feeding times for each day are listed below. The major feeding times are the best for the sportsman and last about 2 hours, the minor feeding times can also have good success, but last only about 1 hour. Good luck and be careful out there. Major feed times are marked by an asterisk (*) The Week Of December 13 December 19, 2013 Friday December 13 1:55 AM *8:00 AM 2:10 PM *8:25 PM Saturday December 14 2:40 AM *8:45 AM 2:55 PM *9:10 PM Sunday December 15 3:30 AM *9:30 AM 3:40 PM *9:55 PM Monday December 16 4:10 AM *10:15 AM 4:30 PM *10:40 PM Tuesday December 17 4:55 AM *11:00 PM 5:10 PM *11:25 PM Wednesday December 18 5:40 AM *11:55 AM 6:10 PM Thursday December 19 *12:20 AM 6:30 AM *12:45 PM 7:00 PM


Around Madison County6AMadison Friday, December 13, 2013Winter Wonderland Is Here For The HolidaysBy Lynette NorrisGreene Publishing, Inc.The annual transformation of Four Freedoms Park into Madisons own Winter Wonderland, for the Light Up Madison Festival organized every year by the Madison Kiwanis Club, and for the continued delight of Madison residents throughout the holiday season, was an effort that involved several groups and organizations. They volunteered time and effort over several days, and included the City of Madison, Madison County Community Bank, AOK Electric, the Madison County Trail Riders Association, the Rotary Club, the Lions Club, the Womans Club, the Garden Club, the AKA Sorority, the Junior Auxiliary, and the elementary school children of Madison, who made many of the ornaments for the Big Tree. The lighting ceremony Dec. 7 ofcially brought it to life, but heres a look at the week preceding the ceremony, and some of the hard-working folks who put it all together and made it happen.Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Lynette Norris, December 4, 2013As they do every year, the folks at AOK Electric volunteered use of their bucket truck and helped hang ornaments on the Big Tree. Many of the ornaments were handmade by Madison school children. Seen here, AOK Electrics Kelli OQuinn and Brent Henderson maneuver the bucket into place to hang the ornaments and make sure everything looks nice.Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Lynette Norris, December 4, 2013The Womans Club takes a ladder to reach the lower branches of the Big Tree. Standing on the ground, left to right, are Glenda Gordon, Joanne Von Stetina, Kaye Browning and Princess Akerman. Club president Ethel Barefoot stands on the ladder. Not pictured: Helen McCain, who had to leave before the photo was taken. Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Lynette Norris, December 5, 2013Members of the AKA Sorority gather at the park to decorate their area along the Shelby Avenue side with lighted reindeer and sleighs. Pictured left to right: Emily Dickey, Deloris Jones, Gwen Johnson, Amie Bareld, Willene Herring and Audrey Davis.Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Lynette Norris, December 2, 2013The Garden Club was the rst group to start their decorating, arriving on the scene early the Monday morning of Dec. 2. Pictured left to right: Nell Ring, Thelma Dehart and Louanna Forness start unpacking the decorations. Not pictured: Laura Coleman, Lura Fine and Jean Fiori, who were unpacking other decorations a few feet away. Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Lynette Norris, December 4, 2013Once again, the big red Lions Club sleigh was a big hit with Light Up Madison visitors, who stood in line to take pictures of their family and friends sitting in it. Last year, the Lions Club borrowed some reindeer to go in front of it, but this year, Lion Club member Tim Dunn cut out two plywood reindeer and painted them white so the Lions could hitch the sleigh to a team of their own. A few days before the Light Up Madison Festival, Jay Lee, President of the Lions Club, assembles the new reindeer and adjusts the antlers. Each year, Lee hopes the Lions Club can add another pair of reindeer until they have assembled the entire team of eight. They may not be tiny reindeer, but theyll get the job done. Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Lynette Norris, December 4, 2013Junior Auxiliary members Kelly Renfroe, Soneyda Jarvis and Stephanie Lundy (pictured left to right) prepare to light up their corner of the park with sparkling white spiral Christmas trees.


On Thursday afternoon, December 5, 2013, God whispered: Come my child, I have prepared a special place just for you. Chester fought a good fight, he kept the faith, and we rejoice in knowing he finished his course. Dr. Chester Alfronza Aikens is the third child of five children born to the late Augustus D. Aikens, Sr. and the late Lucile Balloon Aikens. He married the love of his life, Emma Jean Johnson on August 4, 1974. This union was blessed with two sons: Chester II and Chae. Dr. Aikens successfully practiced dentistry in Duval County for the past 34 years. He was a lifelong learner with a deep love and respect for his Lord, family, friends, people, education and his community. He emerged as a trailblazer from his elementary school days throughout his life. In 1965, he was among the first black students to desegregate Madison High School and the next year made history playing football. Dr. Aikens graduated with honors and perfect attendance from elementary through high school in 1969. He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree from Florida State University in 1973, where he majored in biology and chemistry. Afterwards, he enrolled in Howard University School of Dentistry in 1973 and received his D.D.S. degree with honors in 1977. Immediately after receiving this degree, he was commissioned into the United States Army as captain and spent two successful years stationed at Fort Benning, Georgia. He later achieved the rank of major in the Florida Army Reserve National Guard. Other academic achievements included Dr. Aikens being a member of the first graduating class of the Florida Coastal School of Law and being admitted to both the Florida Bar and the District of Columbia Bar Associations. He also earned an MBA from Jacksonville University in 1999. Dr. Aikens parents taught their children the importance of having a meaningful relationship with God. Reflecting on these Christian values, Dr. Aikens was dedicated and passionate about fulfilling his responsibility as an usher, Church School and Bible Study scholar, and most recently, his completion of diaconate training in which he was ordained deacon for Bethel Baptist Institutional Church. He had unspeakable joy in sharing Gods love, for he was a servant leader. Dr. Aikens also had a passion for contributing to his community. He knew that with Gods help, he could make a difference by willingly giving his time and energy. He was diligent about volunteering and served on countless boards and committees. At the time of passing, he served on the Jacksonville Retirement Pension Reform Task Force, Aviation Authority, Gator Bowl Association, Jacksonville Civic Council and the Jacksonville Downtown Revitalization Committee. He was a life member of Kappa Alpha Psi and the NAACP. He also served as Sire Archon of the Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity and President of the National Dental Association in 1994. Throughout the years, Dr. Aikens was actively involved with the Urban League, JCCI Board of Directors, the United Negro College Fund, Northeast Florida Aids Network, 100 Black Men of Jacksonville, Metropolitan YMCA Board Chairman, James Weldon Johnson Branch of the YMCA Board Member and the United Way of Northeast Florida. Governor Lawton Chiles appointed him to the HRS District IV Nominee Qualifications Review Committee in 1992. In addition to his daily involvements in the Jacksonville community, Dr. Aikens found much fulfillment in returning to the family farm each weekend during the past three years to revitalize it. As he departed Thanksgiving weekend, he drove through the farm and stated, I am really pleased with the progress that has been made and the assignment is complete. Little thought was given to how prophetic his words were. Dr. Aikens received numerous awards in his lifetime including the following: Outstanding Leadership Award 1994 Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, Key to the City of New Orleans 1994, Outstanding Community Service Award 1991Zeta Phi Beta Sorority; Outstanding Community Service Award 1995 Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority; Outstanding Community Service Award 1994-YMCA of Floridas First Coast; Gold Key Award 1991National Dental Association; Humanitarian Award 1994National Council of Christians and Jews; Exemplary Service Award 1994U.S. Department of Public Health; Really Caring for Children Leadership Award 1994-YMCA; Howard University College of Dentistry Outstanding Alumnus Award 1991; Outstanding Alumni Award 1994 Florida State University; A.L. Lewis Small Business Person of the Year 1993National Business League; Equal Opportunity Award Recipient 1992Jacksonville Urban League; Onyx Business Award 2008; Civil Rights AwardNational Dental Association 2009, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Outstanding Community Leadership Award 2000; along with many features in National Magazines, such as: Jet Ebony, Onyxand numerous medical journals, and health related publications. Even though he dedicated much of his life to the community, he loved family time whether it was long weekend breakfasts, trips to the farm, attending his sons events or traveling throughout the US and abroad. Other interests also included art and coin collecting, photography and reading. Dr. Aikens leaves to cherish his precious memories, his devoted and loving wife: Jean; faithful sons: Chester II Chet and Chae; sisters: Barbara Stephens, Rhonda (Ronnie) Moore and Katrina (Jerome) Aikens; brother: Judge Augustus D. (LaGrande) Aikens; mother-in law: Georgia Hudson Johnson; sisters-in-law: Jenethel (Charles) Davis, Doretha (Jesse) Anderson, Dorothy Youman and Pauline (Cornell) Miller; aunts: Mattie Bowles, Lillian Balloon, Lillie B. Nesbitt, Nellie Balloon, Irene Aikens and Leola (Arne) Garvanda; uncle: Ulysses Balloon; also many nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives, godchildren, patients, mentees and sorrowing friends. ~ A golden heart has stopped beating; hard working hands are out to rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us, he only takes the best ~Around Madison CountyMadison Enterprise-Recorder 7A Friday, December 13, 2013Dr. Chester Alfronza Aikens O b i t u a r i e s Bobby Childers, 59, died December 9, 2013 in Jacksonville. A memorial service will be held Friday, December 13, 2013, at 5 p.m. at American Legion Post 224 in Cherry Lake. He is survived by one daughter, Brandi Childers (anc Germain Moya) of Jacksonville; two brothers, Bud Starling (wife Sheri) of Madison and John Starling (wife Monica) of Valdosta, Ga.; and one grandson. Donations may be made to American Legion Post 224 in Cherry Lake. Bobby Childers


Around Madison County8AMadison Friday, December 13, 2013Light Up Madison Thrills CrowdPhotos by RUSSELLDaisies and Doodlebugs Daycare students entertain the crowd during the Light Up Madison festivities. Photos by RUSSELLJohnathan and Ben Whigham rode on the Madison County Sheriffs Ofce rescue boat during the Light Up Madison parade. Photos by RUSSELLMadison County High School band member William Terry gets ready to perform during the Light Up Madison Christmas parade on Saturday, Dec. 7. Photos by RUSSELLThe Madison Academy Guitar Ensemble performs Christmas favorites after the parade. Photos by RUSSELLMadison Kiwanis members Preston Mathews, Allen Cherry and Jim Holben, pictured left to right, get ready to draw the name of the winner of the Power Wheels rafe, donated by Studstill Lumber and Madison Sporting Goods and Pawn. Photos by RUSSELLLake Park of Madison wishes all a sweet Christmas during the Light Up Madison parade. Photos by RUSSELSanta arrives with his reindeer for Light Up Madison. Photos by RUSSELLThe Madison County High School band performed during the Light Up Madison parade. Photos by RUSSELLMickey and Minnie Mouse were a part of this years Light Up Madison parade.


Around Madison CountyMadison Enterprise-Recorder 9A Friday, December 13, 2013County And City Ofcials Welcome Madison Farmers MarketBy Lynette NorrisGreene Publishing, Inc.Bless the soil, bless the seed, and bless those who work the land so industriously. Vicar Joe Boyle of St. Marys Episcopal Church spoke those words in his opening invocation, echoing one of the themes of the Farmers Market, that of the land that feeds the people, and the work that goes into it. With farmland shrinking nationally because it is more economical for farmers to sell their land to developers than to continue farming, with more and more people living in cities than rural areas, and with a generation of children who think that fruit and vegetables come from Publix, the farmers market niche is one that encourages more production of local produce and getting back to the land. There are over 5000 such markets in the state of Florida alone. Urban farmers markets are here to stay, said Dr. Lawrence Carter, Director of Outreach Activities for Cooperative Extension at FAMU. Thats almost like saying amen. Lawrence was the special guest speaker for the public opening of the Madison Farmers Market, located on a small piece of land behind ONeals and in front of the Agricultural Center. On a warm December morning that didnt feel quite like Christmas, Ms. Lundys music classes from the New Millennium Charter School managed to make it so, bringing Christmas with them as they performed for the audience between some of the speeches. Loni Kesler was also on hand with her ea market of free items as a way of helping out the community. She is at the Farmers Market every weekend and at other events as well, dealing mostly in childrens items, books, shoes, clothes, toys as well as other household items. Occasionally, she also has furniture, which goes fast. She accepts donations of items for give-away at the Lee Drop, and can be contacted on Facebook as well as at (850) 973-2740. Lawrence, speaking of the future challenges agriculture faces, touched on the theme of the growing rural divide with more and more people living in urban areas and the possibility that the future generations will have to relearn how to be selfsufcient and rely on the land. We forget the importance of soil, water and the air that we breathe, he added. We hope that food, water and shelter will always be there for our children. Hopefully, in the face of the exploding human population projected for the future, Farmers markets like these will teach people how to grow vegetables...things most people have forgotten. Think about who we are and what things will be like in the future. Lawrence himself, after earning four degrees, said that he had used them up in his 39-year career at FAMU, a career that he had enjoyed immensely, and now he has gotten back to the basics. I went away, but I came back home to be a farmer, he said. County Extension Agent Diann Douglas spoke about the importance of readily available, nutritious food and its impact on things as fundamental as health, wellbeing and quality of life. After all, you are what you eat, she said. County Commissioner Clyde Alexander commended the people who have the vision to see something like this come to our county. Cindy Vees, Executive Director of the Madison Chamber of Commerce, described Madison Farmers Market spokesperson Melva Morfaw as the one who put the wheels on the wagon of this project, and City Manager Tim Bennett, who had worked with Morfaw for the past few months to bring the Farmers Market to fruition, coordinating city, county and county extension people to nd a central, accessible location, said that it had been a pleasure working with her. I wish the Farmers Market the best of success, he said. Dr. Hubert Clarke, a newcomer to Madison County who now farms land near South SR 53, spoke from the farmers point of view, describing how after watching people purposefully and deliberately choosing their fruits and vegetables and hearing them say that they would rather not have to drive to Tallahassee or Valdosta for fresh produce, I then know, as I take down my purple tent, that all those busy weekends and sweat in the elds will be worth it. People want to trust the things they eat, he noted. And when they ask me, will you be back next weekend, I tell them yes, well be back next weekend, if you promise to meet us here.Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Lynette Norris, December 6, 2013From the New Millennium Charter School, Ms. Lundys string music class provides a little Christmas music for the Farmers Market grand opening.Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Lynette Norris, December 6, 2013An older group of music students from New Millennium sing their favorite Christmas songs for those gathered at the Farmers Market.Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Lynette Norris, December 6, 2013Dr. Hubert Clarke speaks from the farmers perspective as Loni Kesler and Melva Morfaw look on. Morfaw was the driving force behind the Farmers Market, and Kesler operates a ea market in conjunction with the Farmers Market every weekend, as well as other events. Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Lynette Norris, December 6, 2013Special guest speaker Dr. Lawrence Carter believes that farmers markets will be an important part of how people will adapt to future challenges.


Around Madison County10AMadison Friday, December 13, 2013What The American Legion DoesSubmitted by Dwight Barber, American Legion Post 224What The American Legion Does: Processes more than 600 disability claims appeals per month for veterans trying to get their VA medical benets. Gives emergency nancial assistance to Legion families hit by hurricanes, oods, tornadoes and other disasters. Urges Congress to provide enough VA funding to take care of veterans medical needs and provide it in advance. Awards college scholarships to children whose mothers or fathers have sacriced their lives in the global war on terrorism. Volunteers about one million hours every year at about 160 VA medical facilities nationwide. Helps families of deployed troops through its Family Support Network and Operation Military Family Outreach. Through the Temporary Financial Assistance program it helps the children of veterans who are suffering hardships. Donates about 100,000 pints of blood annually to the American Red Cross. Lobbies Congress to upgrade and improve Post-9/11 GI Bill education benets (the Legion wrote the original 1944 GI Bill that educated 8 million veterans). Through its Heroes To Hometowns program works with communities to welcome back their returning veterans and help them make the transition to civilian life. Sponsors more than 5,000 American Legion Baseball teams, which are made up by more than 100,000 ballplayers. Raises funds to improve the quality of life for active-duty troops, with the Wounded Warrior Recognition Program and Operation Comfort Warriors. Offers community programs that encourage the intellectual and social growth of Americas children (Boys State, National Oratorical Competition, Boy Scouts). In a Nutshell: If youre a veteran, The American Legion will help you. It will help you with VA health care, GI Bill benets, sudden emergencies and the needs of your children. And The American Legion does it all for free, because we have an army of volunteers each one a wartime veteran. So we understand. Thats why were here now veterans helping veterans, service members and their families. 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Story SubmittedThe Able Trust and the Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology (FAAST) of Tallahassee announced earlier in December the winners of Dell Computer laptops. Students from 39 High School High Tech (HSHT) sites in the state of Florida were asked to write essays about how they would benet in the academic arena by owning a laptop. Deborah Simmons, Director of Madison County HSHT, was pleased to nd out that Shanice Washington, a senior at MCHS, is one of 35 winners, chosen from over 100 students who submitted essays. Allison Chase and Joseph DSouza of Able Trust presented the Dell laptop computer to Washington on Dec. 9, with her father, Cpl. Morris Washington of the Madison County Sheriffs Ofce, friends, teachers and school ofcials gathered around. A senior at MCHS, as well as a member of HSHT and Future Business Leaders of American (FBLA), Washingtons goal is to build on her job skills and industry certications from the high school to help achieve her career goals. I am hoping to become a business administrator sometime in the near future and I want to start building job skills now, she said. Being awarded a laptop will make it possible to help me in school and in the workforce. The job market today is very tight but I at least want to take the initiative to try. She is working diligently to achieve success by doing all the right things: garnering all the industry certications in technology from MCHS, and working out her nancial means to achieve academic success for her college and career. The Florida High School High Tech program encourages students with disabilities to explore the STEM careers (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math), and there is no better time than now to do just that! The National Science Foundations has predicted that by 2012, 80 percent of jobs will require some level of math, science or technology skills. HSHT program coordinators hold high expectations of their students. FAAST is a nonprot organization that provides disabled Floridians of all ages with access to assistive technology. It is funded by the Unites States Rehabilitation Services Administration and the Florida Department of Education, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation. FAAST provides laptop computers awarded to HTHS students in the state ofSchoolMadison Enterprise-Recorder 11 A Friday, December 13, 2013MCCS Teacher Of The WeekBy Rose Klein Greene Publishing, Inc.Samantha Fletcher teaches Kindergarten at Madison County Central School and is this weeks Teacher of the Week. Mrs. Fletcher says she became a teacher because she was blessed to have teachers throughout her educational experience who served as role models in academics, making her want to influence lives of others, just as they influenced hers. The part of teaching she looks forward to the most is the start of a new school year. Mrs. Fletcher said, My heart breaks when I have to say goodbye to a group of students, but I love meeting a new group of students. The first weeks of school are nerve racking, but they are crucial. I love a challenge! During her time outside of the classroom, Mrs. Fletcher, above everything else, says she enjoys spending time with her family. She is married with two sweet little girls whom she refers to as gifts and says she cherishes every moment she can spend with them. She also enjoys reading, shopping and LOVES a good nap. Mrs. Fletcher says the person she has always looked up to and would like to emulate would be her grandmother. She said she never was taught by her grandmother in the classroom but she saw and heard enough to know that her grandmothers skills were pretty awesome.submitted Samantha Fletcher says she has known since fth grade that shes wanted to teach and became a teacher because she believes in the importance of education. MCCS Has HeartBy Rose KleinGreene Publishing, Inc.The Madison County Central School, in an effort to make a difference in the lives of their students, have developed a program called Heart 2 Heart. If you walk into the front door of the school, sitting on a tabletop to your left you will see a tree, filled with pink and red hearts. Each heart represents an MCCS student with needs. The program is simple to do: You choose a heart from the tree and take your heart to the Guidance Office; there you will learn the name of the student your heart belongs to; thats it. It is then up to you to help supply the students needs as you can or want during the existing school year. You could choose to give school supplies, food, uniforms, gloves, or what ever else the child may need. Gifts for birthdays and holidays are also an option. The Heart 2 Heart program shows the power of one, proving it takes only one person to make a large impact in the life of another, in this case, a student. When you choose a heart, you are choosing to add value to the life of a child, is what you will find written on the pink slips of paper lying beside the tree. If you are looking for a way to pay it forward this year, especially during this Christmas season, all you need to do is take a trip to the Central School and check out their hearts.Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Rose Klein, November 25, 2013The MCCS Heart 2 Heart tree is ripe with hearts, waiting to be picked. Shanice Washington Wins LaptopGreene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Lynette Norris, December 9, 2013Able Trust and FAAST present a new Dell laptop to MCHS senior and member of High School High Tech Shanice Washington. Gathered for the occasion are (left to right) School Superintendent Doug Brown, MichaEL Radel, Deborah Simmons, Cpl. Morris Washington of the Madison County Sheriffs Ofce (Shanices father), Joseph DSouza (Able Trust), Shanice Washington and Allison Chase (Able Trust).Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Lynette Norris, December 9, 2013Shanice Washington tries out the new Dell laptop while Allison Chase looks on. Chase, of Able Trust, says she enjoys coming to Madison because of the level of support shown by school ofcials, including the superintendent. At the 39 other HSHT sites, it is rare to see a school superintendent, she said. Here, the superintendent always shows up.


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Christmas Gift IdeasMadison Enterprise-Recorder 13A Friday, December 13, 2013 VISIT OUR TOY DEPARTMENT HURRY BEFORE THEYRE GONE! NOW IN STOCK! Madame Alexander Dolls Doll House Police Set Toads & Teacups Childrens Shop Clothing Department Puddle Jumpers, Lamore, Angel, Ga Boot, Wee Squeak, Pediped, Keds, Chooze, Willets & Riley RoosSHOE DEPARTMENTSHOE DEPARTMENT Remember Nguyen Frumpy Rumps Rosalina Young Colors Petite Ami Bailey Boys Mud Pie229-244-72201601 Baytree Rd., Suite B2 Valdosta229-244-7220 www.toadsandteacupschildrensshop.comThe Birth Of Santa ClausSubmitted by Alfa HuntSanta Claus, also known as Saint Nicholas, Father Christmas, Kris Kringle, or simply Santa, is the one man willing to travel the entire globe in one night giving gifts to the good boys and girls. The legend may have its basis in biographies, which idolize the Saint Nicholas of Myra. Saint Nicholas was a fourth century Greek-Christian bishop of Myra in Lycia, a province of the Byzantine Anatolia, which is now in modern Turkey. Nicholas was famous for his generous gifts to the poor, in particular presenting three girls raised in poverty with dowries so they would not have to work for the local brothel in order to support themselves. He was a very religious man from an early age and devoted his life entirely to Christianity. In Europe, especially the Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, and Germany, he is still portrayed as a robed, bearded bishop. In 1087, the Italian city of Bari, wanting to enter the profitable pilgrimage industry of the time, organized an expedition to locate the tomb of the Saint and procure the remains. The reliquary of St. Nicholas was desecrated by Italian sailors and the spoils, including the relics, were taken to Bari where they were kept to this day. A basilica was constructed the same year to store the relics, and the area became a pilgrimage site for devout Christians. Saint Nicholas became claimed as the patron saint of many diverse groups, from archers to pawnbrokers. He is also the patron saint of both Amsterdam and Moscow. Numerous paralleling stories have been drawn between Santa Claus and the figure of the Germanic pagan god, Odin. Because many of these elements are unrelated to Christianity, there are theories regarding the origins of various customs related to Christmas, which stem from areas where the Germanic peoples were Christianized and retained elements of their earlier traditions, surviving in various forms into modern depictions of Santa Claus. Odin is sometimes recorded, during the Germanic holiday of Yule, as leading a great hunting party through the sky. Two books from Iceland, Poetic Edda, compiled in the 13th century from earlier sources, and the Prose Edda, written in the 13thcentury by Snorri Sturluson, describe Odin as riding an eigh-legged horse named Sleipnir that could leap great distances, giving rise to comparisons to Santas reindeer. Further, Odin was referred to by many names in Skaldic poetry, some of which described him as long beard and Jolnir meaning Yule figure. According to Phyllis Siefker, children would place their boots, filled with carrots, straw, or sugar, near the chimney for Odins flying horse. Odin would then reward those children for their kindness by replacing Sleipnirs food with gifts or candy. This practice survived in Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands after the adoption of Christianity and became associated with Saint Nicholas as a result of the process of Christianization and can be still seen in the modern practice of the hanging of stockings by the chimney. This practice came to the US through the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam prior to the British seizure in the 17th century and evolved into the hanging of socks or stockings at the fireplace. In many regions of Austria and former Austro-Hungarian Italy, children are given sweets and gifts in Saint Nicholas Day in accordance with the Catholic calendar, Dec 6.


14AMadison Friday, December 13, 2013Church/Turn Back Time Buried TreasuresWay Back When AtMadison First Baptist ChurchSubmitted By Judy PhillipsGuest Columnist Taken from the June 5, 1972 edition of the Madison County CarrierDuring this time of year folks at First Baptist are especially grateful for our church staff. They work hard all year long, but the schedule gets pretty hectic around this time of year. They very adequately adjust and for that we are thankful. If you have questions about any of the announcements or prayer concerns, the church staff is ready to serve you. The church office hours are 8:30 a.m 4:30 p.m., Monday Friday. The office phone number is 973-2547 or you can reach the church secretary by email at We also have a website,, that is regularly updated. Our pastor can be reached at Jim Carey, our music minister can be reached at This week our time of praise included Theres a song in the Air and Go Tell It on the Mountain. The Christmas carols included Angels from the Realms of Glory, and The First Noel the Angel Did Say . The worship choir sang a selection, The Glories of Christmas from the cantata, Come Messiah King. It was beautiful as was the entire presentation during the worship service on Sunday night. Soloists included Mark Branham, Danielle Fries, David Fries, Shelly Smith, and Kara Washington. We appreciate all the hard work these talented folks put into making this a worshipful experience for the entire community. For Bro. Gabes sermon he used the very familiar text, Matthew 1:18-21. Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: After His mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Spirit. Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not wanting to make her a public example, was minded to put her away secretly. But while he thought about these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take to you Mary your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit. And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name JESUS, for He will save His people from their sins. Bro. Gabe centered his sermon on Joseph and the situation in which he found himself. Take time now to read this account. The key verse is the first part of verse 20. Joseph took time to consider his situation. When he did the Lord provided direction and Joseph was able to do what the Lord commanded him to do. The month of December is when Southern Baptist churches remember our international missionaries with the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering emphasis. The theme is Totally His: Heart, Hands, Voice. Use the prayer guide provided to pray daily for missionaries. Plan now the sacrificial offering you will make. Our goal in $3,500. Tuesday, Dec. 17~ 10 a.m. Just Older Youth choir We will visit a local nursing center. GOOD NEWS CLUBS We have two clubs in our local schools. The Madison County Central School Club meets on Tuesday at 2:45 p.m. The Pinetta Elementary School Club meets on Thursday at 3:15 p.m. Leaders share the Good News of Christ through song, prayer, fellowship and a Bible story each week during the school year. If you would like to furnish refreshments for either of these groups, please contact Carol Bynum at 971-7246. Dec. 18Wednesdays Schedule: 6 p.m. Church wide Christmas Caroling/ Finger foods fellowship to follow ~ 6:30 p.m. Prayer meeting for those who do not wish to participate in the caroling. Dec. 21 ~LIVE NATIVITY ~ Journey through Bethlehem Melanie Parks and Andrea Krell are looking for volunteersno matter your age or gender. Especially they need Bethlehem residents. Please sign up to be contacted by getting in touch with either of these folks. Thank you for considering this amazing opportunity we can share with our local community. Mark your calendar to reserve this date and time to Journey through Bethlehem as it might have been that very first Christmas night. Dec. 22 ~ First-third Grade Sunday School Class Christmas Pageant. Dec. 24 ~ 6 p.m. Christmas Eve Candle Light Service/Lords Supper in the 1898 Sanctuary. Dec. 25-27 ~ Office closed for the holidays. Dec. 29 ~ No evening service. Join us this week for Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. where we have classes for nursery through senior adults. Worship begins at 11 a.m. when we will honor the Lord with songs of praise, prayers, offerings, and the spoken word. Special Business Meeting to follow to vote on the 2014 proposed budget. SUNDAY NIGHTS @ FIRST .. Our evening service @ First begins at 5 p.m. This will allow us the opportunity to share in praise, worship, and the Word from 5 until 5:45 p.m. Then from 5:45 until 7:30 p.m. a variety of class options will be available to grow your faith. For ADULTS three different classes are being offered: Experiencing God, led by Andrea Krell, When Gods Spirit Moves, led by LaVerne Deckard, and Divorce Care led by Bro. Gabe, Ann McLeod, and Shelly Smith. This is a class for those experiencing separation, divorcees or those going through a divorce. All sessions stand alone, so you can join any one at anytime. Call the church office at 973-2547 to register for these classes. The YOUTH, grades 6-8, will have an opportunity to study the Book of James led by Amy Kendrick and Dave Deckard. For HIGH SCHOOL, 9-12 grades, through COLLEGE/CAREER age folks Melanie Parks, Ray Pike and Ansley Rogers will be leading a study entitled Forgotten God. The CHILDREN also have special places. The Preschool Choir ages 3-6 is being taught by Beth Carey and Carol Bynum. Jim Carey, Martha Beggs, and Thelma DeHart will lead the Childrens Choir for those in first-fifth grades. And of course, a Nursery will be provided for those babies through age two. Dinner will be served from 77:30 for preschool through college. No matter your age or where you are in your walk with Christ, there is a place for you SUNDAY NIGHTS @ FIRST! God is doing awesome things! And remember when life gives you trials do what Joseph did, take time to think and pray about the situation before acting. December 17, 1943 Mr. and Mrs. James Isaac Hutto of Pinetta announce the birth of a son on Dec. 14. Mr. C.A. Vickers, formerly of Lee, has accepted a position as salesman in the A&P Store. Sgt. Walter F. Stewart, brother of Mr. J.B. Stewart of Madison, successfully made his fifth and qualifying jump Friday night. This tactical jump completed his parachute jump training. Gordon Keeling, who is with Uncle Sams Navy at Norfolk, Va., writes that he really enjoys the home paper that it is almost like a letter from home and would be if the Oak Hill news were in it. December 11, 1953 Eight Madison County players, six from Greenville and two from Madison, were named to the All Conference team of the North Florida Conference. Players named were Robles, end, Greenville; Carroll, tackle, Madison; Hunter, tackle, Madison; Wheeler, guard, Madison; Gardner, back, Madison; Hudson, back, Madison; Fagan, back, Greenville. Lindsey Williams, a 21-year-old man, was fatally stabbed in an altercation with his estranged wife, Dora, at about 3:30 p.m. Saturday. According to Sheriff Simmie Moore, the trouble started with an argument between the two in front of Ed Warrens place. Miss Agnes Morrow wins the state pie-baking contest and will go to Chicago in February for the national pie-baking contest. Mr. Jake Vickers was a visitor in Atlanta last Saturday to inspect the new 1954 line of Pontiac cars at headquarters there. December 13, 1963 Butch Fisher, who has been in the Navy in Japan and the Orient, arrived Friday night on a 30-day leave with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. V.E. Fisher. A 3-C and Mrs. Danny Daniel are spending the holidays here with the formers parents, Mr. and Mrs. Woodson Daniel. The friends of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Tuten are happy to have them back here. Howard says, Its just too cold in the north. I cant take it. Three telephone booths were torn up in Madison Monday night. The Blair-Warner reunion was an event of Sunday at the Suwannee River State Park, and these men represent each side of the family. At left is Bernice Warner of Live Oak. In the center is Neal Blair (the oldest living Blair), and with him are three generations Pat Blair, and son Mike, who is just three months old. Families enjoyed a good time, and good eating June 11th.


$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 Opportunityrun, c MOBILE HOMES FOR SALE FOR SALE FOR SALE YARD SALE FOR RENT FOR RENT HELP WANTED HELP WANTED WANTED TO SERVICES Classifieds . . . . . L E G A L S Friday, December 13, 2013 Madison Enterprise-Recorder 15A AUCTION FLORIDA PRESS SERVICES, INC. STATEWIDE CLASSIFIED PROGRAM STATEWIDE CLASSIFIED ADS FOR 12/9/2013 THROUGH 12/15/2013I 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).Pageant and Prom Dresses For Sale: Size 10 Teen Dress A beautiful, elegant, owing emerald green dress. Beautiful owing train. $200. Size 14 (child's size 14) GORGEOUS lime green dress, strapless but with spaghetti straps that criss cross across the back, built-in crinoline absolutely gorgeous. $250. Call Emerald (850) 973-3497. Ofce Building For Rent Across the street from the Courthouse, on Shelby Street. (between Owens Propane and Burnette Plumbing) Newly Renovated 1120 square foot. Call Emerald Greene 850-973-4141.10/16 rtn, n/c Madison Heights Apartments 1,2,3 & 4 bedroom apts. Section 8 Housing designed for low income families 150 SW Bumgardner Dr. Madison, FL Phone 850-973-4290 TDD 711 Equal Housing Opportunity6/22, rtn, c Deadline For Classieds (850) 973-4141 3:00 p.m. Every MondayQuest Training offers a professional CNA prep class taught by a registered nurse. High pass rates on state test. No GED or Diploma required if age18 yr. Day and evening classes. Next classes Jan. 6 (day) and Jan. 20 (night). 386-362-1065.12/4 12/25, pd1/4 inch coat galvanized steel cable for sale .15 cent a foot. We have as much as you need. (850) 464-3041.4/10 rtn, n/cWasher And Dryer For Sale! Kenmore series 70 washer, top load. Series 80 dryer, front load (door opens from top down). White in color and both are in perfect working order. $400 rm. Call (229) 460-5296. Newspaper Bundles For Sale $1 each Greene Publishing, Inc. 1695 S. SR 53 in Madison (850) 973-4141.6/19 rtn, n/c Asphalt Milling For Sale $350 for 18 ton load (850) 464-1230.One Person Cabin On Farm $395/month. Background check required. Call (850) 673-1117.10/16 rtn, cCASH FOR FLORIDA LICENSE PLATES! $1000 for Madison Co enamel Tags dated 1911-17, $100 each for FL tags starting with #35 for years 1938, 39, 40, 43, 49, and 54. Jeff Francis or 727 424 1576.www.oridalicenseplates.com10/23 -12/25, pdPart time curriculum developer wanted. See for details.12/11, cNew and Repo Homes 25 to pick from. Come to Lake City the dual makers at Freedom Homes. Mike (386) 623-4218.11/20 rtn, cNov and Dec special 4/2 28x80 home only $49,900 cash deal only. Call Magic Mike at Freedom Homes (386) 623-4218.11/20 rtn, cBeen turned down? Have 10k to 15k? Call me I can make a deal. Call Magic Mike (386) 623-4218.11/20 rtn, cLand home package with 10k down in Lake City Florida. We do the deals. Call Magic Mike (386) 623-4218.11/20 rtn, cIn house nancing with 10k down on used or repo houses. Call Magic Mike (386) 623-4218.11/20 rtn, cTriple wide $29,900 as is. Wholesale price, hardwood oors, ceramic tile. Call Tish (386) 755-5355.11/20 rtn, cReduced $10,000 Lot Model 4/2, new 2014. 2,016 square feet. Call Tish (386) 755-5355.11/20 rtn, cCASH special up to $5,000. Reduced price on new or used qualied models. Call Tish (386) 752-5355.11/20 rtn, cUltimate home 2,027 square feet 3/2 $69,900. Beautiful new home with replace. Call Tish (386) 752-5355.11/20 rtn, cLive Oak or Merit Homes. Low prices. Freedom Mobile Homes. Call Tish (386) 752-5355.11/20 rtn, c Ad Builder/Graphic Artist needed for the Madison County Carrier and the Madison EnterpriseRecorder. Must be a team player and able to handle multiple tasks. Experience with Adobe Photoshop a must, experience with Quark Express a plus. Apply in person only at Greene Publishing, located at 1695 South SR 53, in Madison.11/20 rtn, n/c Receptionist: When was the last time YOU had FUN at WORK? Its a great time to join our team of super dedicated staff. Not only do we take pride in what we do, WE HAVE FUN! Are you the type of person that never meets a stranger and has a GENUINE love of people? Are your physical appearance and cosmetics important to you? Do you already have great computer skills? How well do you adapt to learning new things, do you embrace it or resist it? This growing dental ofce needs more helpers, and if you answered yes to these questions, then call 888-486-2408 to hear more about this position on our amazing team and how to apply.11/22 rtn, c AUCTION SATURDAY DECEMBER 14 at 6:30pm. Madison Auction House. 1693 SW Moseley Hall Rd (CR360) 850 973-1444 WE ARE AGAIN PARTNERING WITH THE SALVATION ARMY AND LOCAL VFD TO COLLECT TOYS FOR CHILDREN THAT WOULD NOT OTHERWISE RECEIVE ONE. BRING ONE OR BUY ONE AT THE AUCTION AND HELP THESE KIDS OUT! LOTS OF GREAT ITEMS SELLING FOR AS MUCH AS 80% OFF RETAIL 10% Buyers Premium. MC, Visa, Discover, Debit Cards, Checks and Cash Accepted. AU691 Ron Cox, AB2490.12/6, 12/11, cJob Vacancy Madison County is accepting applications for occasional E.M.T.s and paramedics. These positions have no fringe benets and there are no minimum hours guaranteed. Applications can be obtained at Workforce Career Center, 705 E. Base St, Madison, FL 32340. All applicants must possess current State of Florida Certication and clean driving record and meet all qualications as outlined on 64J-1.008 and 1.009 Florida Administrative Code and must agree to a background check and submit to a drug screening. If chosen for an interview, applicants must pass additional tests conducted by the agency. Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 20, 2013. Submit applications to: Workforce, Career Center, 705 E. Base St, Madison, FL 32340. If you have any questions, contact Workforce Development at (850) 973-9675. Madison County is a drug free workplace and an equal opportunity employer.12/6, 12/11, cPatterson remodeling, carpentry, all aspects renovation, handyman and landscaping We do it all big and small. References, free estimates. (850) 464-1513.12/11, pd Yard Sale Saturday Dec. 14 from 8:30 a.m. ? Located at Kountry Kitchen restaurant in Lee (255 and I-10). Many things to choose from.12/11, cSet of four (4) Weld (Mountain Crusher) billet aluminum wheels. 8 lug with bolt on center caps. Fits Dodge or Chevy. $400 OBO. Call 229-460-5296.12/11 rtn, n/c 3 BD 2 BA Singlewide Mobile Home Near Blue Springs. No pets. 1 year lease. $500 month, $500 security. (850) 274-5805.10/24-rtn, c CDL Class A Truck DriverRuns mostly SE extended area. 2 years driving experience. Good 2 year MVR. Home weekends and some during the week. (850) 973-2747.12/11 rtn, c Business Opportunities BE YOUR OWN BOSS! OWN A YOGURT, DOLLAR, MAILBOX, PARTY, TEEN, CLOTHING, OR FITNESS STORE. WORLDWIDE, 100% FINANCING, OAC. FROM $55,900 COMPLETE TURNKEY (800)385-2160 WWW.DRSS3.COM. Help Wanted Top 1% Pay & CSA Friendly Equip, Full Benets + Quality Hometime, No slip seating -Take truck home, CDL-A Req 877-258-8782 Heavy Equipment Operator Training! Bulldozers, Backhoes, Excavators. 3 Weeks Hands On Program. Local Job Placement Assistance. National Certications. GI Bill Benets Eligible. 1-866-362-6497. DRIVER TRAINEES NEEDED NOW! Learn to drive for US Xpress! Earn $700 per week! No experience needed! Local CDL Training. Job ready in 15 days! (888) 368-1964. Experienced OTR Flatbed Drivers earn 50 up to 55 cpm loaded. $1000 sign on to Qualied drivers. Home most weekends. Call: (843) 266-3731 / EOE. Miscellaneous AIRLINE CAREERS begin here Get FAA approved Aviation Maintenance Technician training. Housing and Financial aid for qualied students. Job placement assistance. Call AIM 866-314-3769. Real Estate/ Lots & Acreage Tennessee Log Cabin on 6 acres with FREE Boat Slip! Only $74,900 New 3BR, 2BA log cabin shell, lake access, nicely wooded, level setting. Quiet paved road frontage. Excellent nancing. Call now 877-888-0267, x 453. 10 ACRE MOUNTAIN TOP ESTATE! Gorgeous Blue Ridge mountain acreage featuring spectacular 3 state views & towering hardwoods! Abuts U.S. National Forest. Great building spot! U/G utilities, paved rd frontage, RV friendly. Priced to sell only $69,900. Excellent nancing. Call now 866-952-5303, x 92. Schools & Instruction You can become an expert in HVAC installation and repair. Pinnacle Career Institute Online HVAC education in as little as 12 months. Call us today: 1-877-651-3961 or go online: IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA. CIVIL ACTION NO. 2013-21-CA MADISON COUNTY COMMUNITY BANK Post Ofce Box 834 Madison, Florida 32341 Plaintiff, vs. FORECLOSURE AND OTHER RELIEF SILROY MCPHERSON 3133 Se Card Terrace Port St Lucie, Florida 34984; NATALEE A. EDWARDS 3133 SE Card Terrace Port St Lucie, Florida 34984; unknown tenants; and other unknown parties in possession, including the unknown spouse of any person in possession of the property, and if a named Defendant is deceased, the surviving spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and all other parties claiming by, through, under or against that Defendant, and all claimants, persons or parties, natural or corporate, or whose exact legal status is unknown, claiming under any of the named or described Defendants, Defendants. _______________________________/ NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE PURSUANT TO SECTION 45.031(1), FLORIDA STATUTES TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to the Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered on December 2, 2013, in the above styled action I, Tim Sanders, Clerk of the Court, will sell at public sale the following described real property: Lot No. 25 Norton Creek, a subdivision as per the plat thereof led in Plat Book 2, Page 31-33 of the Public Records of Madison County, Florida. Subject to Restrictions and Protective Covenants as recorded in ofcial records of Madison County, Book 750, Pages 257-258. The sale will be held on January 9, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. (or as soon thereafter as possible, provided that said sale must be commenced prior to 2:00 p.m.) to the highest and best bidder for cash, at the front door of the courthouse in Madison County, in Madison, Florida, in accordance with Section 45.031, Florida Statutes. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the owner of the above described property as of the date of the lis pendens must le a claim within 60 days after the sale. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Sondra Williams, court administrator, Post Ofce Box 1569, Lake City, Florida 32056, telephone:(386)758-2163, within 2 working days of your receipt of this notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Dated: December 2, 2013. TIM SANDERS, As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Ramona Dickinson As Deputy Clerk12/6, 12/13Advent Christian Village Current JOBS Line Advertisement call 658-5627 or visit 24 hrs/day, 7 days/week EMT Part Time For local area community for night time & weekend shifts. Current valid Florida EMT certicate and DL required with good driving record. Prior experience a plus. Competitive pay, access to onsite daycare and tness facilities. Apply in person at Personnel Ofce Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., or fax resume/credentials to (386) 658-5160. EOE / Drug-Free Workplace / Criminal background checks required.12/13, 12/18, c Would you like to give up the name tag for a business card? Ready to sell that old TV to make room for a new one? Well, this is your chance. Check out the Classifieds today! Call us to submit your classified ad at:(850) 973-4141 orMail us at:Greene Publishing, Inc.P.O. Drawer 772 Madison, FL 32341


16AMadison Friday, December 13, 2013 Introduci ng the All New 2014 Jee p Che rokee! 12 to Choose F rom! A ll prices p lus tax, title & Lemon Law fee of $3 and reflect all applicable factory rebates. Vehicles may be located at either of our Quitman or Valdosta dealerships. All prices good through December 14, 2013 or until vehicle is sold, whichever comes first. Must present ad at time of purchase to receive all/any advertised price. Retail value of TV is $200, limit of 1 per each vehicle purcha sed. ALL 2013 200 CONV. Z E R O % / 6 0 O N R E M A I N I N G 2 0 1 3 s ZERO %/60 ON REMAINING 2013s ALL 2013 CHALLENGER ALL 2013 DODGE DART 888-304-2277 888-463-6831 801 E. SCREVEN ST QUITMAN, GA 4164 N. VALDOSTA RD. VALDOSTA, GA C A S S B U R C H CASS BURCH ALL 2013 RAM 1500 RC ALL 2013 RAM 1500 QUAD ALL 2013 RAM 2500 ALL 2013 RAM 3500 ALL 2013 CAB & CHASSIS ALL 2013 GRAND CARAVAN ALL 2013 TOWN & COUNTRY ALL 2013 200 SEDAN ALL 2013 CARGO VAN ALL 2013 RAM 1500 CREW ALL 2013 300 ALL 2013 CHARGER 0% EXAMPLE: V130370 Journey MSRP $21,490 $2500 down = $18,990/60 = $316/mth. 0% EXAMPLE: V130186 Chrysler 200 MSRP $23,845 $1000 discount $1000 down = $21,485/72 = $298/mt h. ALL 2013 DURANGO ALL 2013 JOURNEY Z E R O % / 7 2 O N R E M A I N I N G 2 0 1 3 s ZERO %/72 ON REMAINING 2013s B U Y A N Y V E H I C L E B U Y A N Y V E H I C L E B UY A NY V EHICLE & G E T A H U G E & G E T A H U G E & G ET A H UGE F L A T S C R E E N T V T O O F L A T S C R E E N T V T O O F LAT S CREEN T V T OO A ll prices p lus tax, title & Lemon Law fee of $3 and reflect all applicable factory rebates Vehicles may be located at either of our Quitman or Valdosta dealerships. All pric es good through December 14, 2013 or until vehicle is sold, whichever comes first. Must present ad at time of purchase to receive all/any advertised price.Retai l value of TV is $200, limit of 1 per each vehicle purchased. C h e v y s G i v i n g M o r e C h e v y s G i v i n g M o r e Chevys Giving More P L U S A B I G P L U S A B I G PLUS A BIG T V T O O T V T O O TV TOO! F L A T F L A T FL AT S C R E E N S C R E E N SCREEN C130045 C h e v y s G i v i n g M o r e C h e v y s G i v i n g M o r e Chevys Giving More P L U S A B I G P L U S A B I G PLUS A BIG T V T O O T V T O O TV TOO! F L A T F L A T FLAT S C R E E N S C R E E N SCREEN 2013 CHEVY SUBURBAN C130226 $ 3 7 9 9 8 $ 3 7 9 9 8 $ 37 998 C h e v y s G i v i n g M o r e C h e v y s G i v i n g M o r e Chevys Giving More P L U S A B I G P L U S A B I G PLUS A BIG T V T O O T V T O O TV TOO! 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2013 Health & Wellness 4B Madison Enterprise-Recorder Friday, December 13, 2013 Dear Friends and Neighbors, Can you believe its December and 2014 is just around the corner? What better time to start my new monthly column special to the Madison County Carrier. Who am I? For a few of you whose paths I may not have come across over the years, lets just say I graduated from Queens College in New York, but years later found solace as a Southerner when I moved to Jefferson County in 1999. In 2000, I put my nursing degree to work and joined Big Bend Hospice. What is hospice? What does a hospice nurse do? I plan to answer these and other questions each month to help those facing an end-of-life diagnosis or to help caregivers of those suffering from a terminal illness. During my 13 years as a Hospice Nurse, I have heard many people say hospice is about losing hope and is seen as a form of giving up. No! Hospice care is all about hope. Hope for completing your life the way you want. Hope to prepare. Hope to have your affairs in order. Hope to have comfort and dignity. Hospice is care dedicated to a patients comfort and effective management of pain and symptoms after it has been determined there is no cure. A hospice team provides medical services, emotional support and spiritual resources for people who are in the last stages of a serious illness. Hospice care also helps family members and caregivers manage the practical details and emotional challenges of caring for a dying loved one. If I dont stress anything else to you, let me be clear about one thing, It is never too early to call hospice. Because during the 13 years Ive heard people associate hospice with giving up, Ive heard just as many people say after having hospice I wish I had called sooner. I look forward to helping my family, friends and neighbors in Madison County learn the truth about what hospice is and what it isnt. Carol Katz is the Team Leader for Jefferson/Madison/T aylor County of Big Bend Hospice. Big Bend Hospice has been serving this community since 1983 with compassionate end of life care along with grief and loss counselors available to provide information and support to anyone in Leon, Jefferson, Taylor, Madison, Gadsden, Liberty, Franklin or Wakulla County. If you would like additional information about services, please call 850-8785310 or visit Hospice Is Not About Giving UpBy Carol Katz


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6B Madison Enterprise-Recorder Friday, December 13, 2013 2013 Health & Wellness Organ Donation Saves Lives By Rose Klein Greene Publishing, Inc. If youve ever considered organ donation, the first thing you should know is that right now there are 120,954 people on the U.S. transplant waiting list who need an organ and without one, will die. It is estimated that 18 people die daily while waiting for transplants due to a shortage of donated organs. That is a number that can be changed. Currently, organ and tissue donations provide about 80 people to receive organ transplants on a daily basis and each year gives thousands of people a second chance at life. For each person who donates, eight people can be saved. Organs and tissues donated and most commonly used are the kidneys, liver, heart, lungs and pancreas. Other organs and tissues that are not as well known to be used in transplantation are: intestines for patients whose intestines, have been severely damaged through illness, trauma or birth defects; skin, used as a temporary dressing for burns, serious abrasions and other exposed areas; bone, used in orthopedic surgery to facilitate healing of fractures or prevent amputation; tendons, used to repair torn ligaments on knees or other joints; veins, used in cardiac by-pass surgery; and corneas that can repair sight. What about if youre the person donating? Some people are hesitant to donate because of what might happen to their body after they die. Once death has been declared, the donor authorization is completed and the organs are determined suitable for transplant, blood tests and other medical procedures are conducted to determine the patients blood type, kidney and liver function, exposure to transmittable diseases and tissue typing for the purpose of matching the kidneys to transplant recipients. These tests are medically necessary in order to save as many lives as possible. Not every death can result in the possibility of organ donation. To be eligible for transplant, it is required that blood and oxygen are flowing through the organs until the time of their recovery. A candidate for donation would be a person who dies from irreparable neurological injury, usually from massive trauma to the brain such as aneurysm, stroke or from an automobile accident. When death occurs and all efforts to save the patients life are exhausted, tests are performed to confirm the absence of brain or brain stem activity. Only after brain death is declared can donation be a possibility. To match donor organs and tissue with transplant candidates, a computer system uses donor information to match medical characteristics of the waiting candidates and then generates a ranked list of patients (referred to as a match run) who are suitable to receive each organ. Factors that affect the ranking may include: tissue match, blood type, length of time on waiting list, immune status, distance between the potential recipient and the donor and the degree of medical urgency, especially in the case of the heart, liver, lung and intestines. ...Story Cont. On Page 7B...


2013 Health & Wellness Madison Enterprise-Recorder Friday, December 13, 2013 7B There are many myths out there that keep people from donating such as If I agree to donate my organs, the hospital staff wont work as hard to save my life, or Im not the right age or in good enough health to donate. These myths, along with many others, can be addressed at and will give answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about organ and tissue donation and transplantation. Questions concerning how to sign up, the donation process, money, family and social issues are all there. According to the website, more than 3,700 patients listed at Florida transplant centers right now await lifesaving organ transplants. The generosity of those who designate themselves as organ, tissue and eye donors will help these Floridians get a second chance at life. Organ Donation Saves Lives Cont. From Page 6B Choosing To Be An Organ Donor, Youre Decision Or Somebody Elses? By Rose Klein Greene Publishing, Inc. If you decide to be an organ donor, how can you be sure your wishes will be carried out after you are gone? What happens if your drivers license where you checked organ donor cant be found? Can your family override your decision to donate? There are steps you can take to ensure that in the event of a tragedy, your donation of organs and tissue can go to one or more of the over 100,000 people waiting right now for a second chance at life. To make sure your decision to be an organ donor is honored, there are a few steps you will have to do to make sure all your bases are covered: Designate your decision on your drivers license. Once you designate yourself as an organ donor on your license, you are supposed to be entered in the state registry, but in the event that does not occur, the license itself will be a legal document that will serve as an advance directive at the time of death. Sign up at a state organ and tis- sue donor registry. The easiest way is to do it online at On the site, you will select the state you live in and fill out the simple form. For Florida, the registry will be the Joshua Abbott Organ and Tissue Donor Registry. There is no national registry. All matters concerning organ and tissue donation are under each states jurisdiction and laws. This is important, because in events surrounding sudden deaths, confusion and quick decisions occur and family may not have access to your license. Include the desire of organ donation in your will or living will. Tell your physician, pastor and friends. Tell your family about your decision. In the event of death, family members or your legal authorized representative, will have the decision to authorize or decline the decision of your organ donation and may be relieved to not have to make that choice. After covering all your bases to ensure your wishes are carried out, can anything happen for this decision to be overridden? The answer is no. Once you sign up in Florida on the Joshua Abbott Organ and Tissue Donor Registry, your donor designation will grant authorization for donation to take place and your family will be presented with documentation to relieve them from making the decision. If you need more information on being an organ donor you can visit as well as the web address listed above. If you would like to sign up and are unable to do it online you can contact Donate Life Florida at 1-877-357-4273 to request a registration form.


2013 Health & Wellness 8B Madison Enterprise-Recorder Friday, December 13, 2013 National Influenza Vaccination Week December 8 14 By Rose Klein Greene Publishing, Inc. National Influenza Vaccination Week is here, have you had your flu shot? This week was established and set aside to highlight the importance of continuing influenza vaccination and falls during the best time for the shot, between September and January. Flu season typically peaks in February and can last as late as May. So with the peak of flu season approaching, now is a good time for the vaccination because it takes about two weeks for your body to build up immunity to the flu. Getting the flu vaccine is a safe way to prevent serious illness. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), more than 200,000 people are estimated to end up in the hospital from flu complications each year in the U.S. Flu can be serious and even deadly. The CDC estimates that between 1976 and 2007 annual flu-associated deaths in the United States ranged from a low of about 3,000 people to a high of about 49,000 people during the most severe season. When trying to decide how often to get a flu shot, it is important to get the vaccine every year. Flu vaccines are made every year to protect against the viruses that worldwide surveillance indicates could be the most likely to cause widespread illness during the upcoming flu season. Dr. Anne Schuchat, Director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases at the CDC says, Flu viruses are constantly changing. Each flu season, different flu viruses can spread, and they can affect people differently based on their bodys ability to fight infection. Knowing flu viruses are constantly changing and that vaccine immunity can decline over time, annual vaccination becomes crucial to ward off the illness. Another important reason for the vaccine is there are certain people who have a higher risk of suffering from serious flu complications: People with certain long-term health conditions, such as asthma, diabetes and chronic heart disease Pregnant women People 65 years and older Children younger than five years old, and especially children younger than two years old Health care person- nel People who live with or care for others who are at high risk There is also a group of people who should either NOT be vaccinated or should first check with their doctor before being vaccinated: Children under six months Those previously vaccinated and as a result, suffered a severe allergic reaction People who have a moderate-to-severe illness, with or without fever People with a histo- ry of Guillain-Barr Syndrome If you have children, especially those six months through eight years of age, who have never been vaccinated, they need two doses of flu vaccine to be fully protected. If the child in this age range has already had one dose, parents should check with their doctor to see if a sec...Story Cont. On Page 9B


ond dose is needed. Side effects from getting the flu shot keep some away from the vaccination, but the most common side effects to expect from the vaccine are a sore arm and maybe a low fever or achiness. The nasal spray flu vaccine might cause congestion, runny nose and sore throat or cough, but these effects are usually mild and short-lived and normally last only one to two days after vaccination. Neither the flu shot nor the nasal spray vaccine can give you the flu. Vaccines are medicines and taking any medicine can carry some risk, says Dr. Schuchat. With the flu vaccine, that risk is extremely small. The risks associated with getting the flu are far greater. Cost for the flu vaccination can be affordable or even free. As part of the Affordable Care Act, all plans in the Health Insurance Marketplace and other plans will provide many free preventive services, including flu vaccinations. For more information about the Health Insurance Marketplace, visit For more information about the dangers of flu and the benefits and safety of the flu vaccine, talk to your doctor or nurse. You can also visit As a service to the citizens of Madison County, listed below are several locations offering the flu vaccine: Madison County Health Department, 218 SW Third Ave., 7935000 Monday-Friday from 8-11 a.m. and 1-4 p.m., 18 years and under is free, 19 years and older is $20. North Florida Pharmacy, 139 SW Macon St., 973-8120 Monday-Saturday (except Thursday, call on Saturdays). CVS Pharmacy, 407 E Base St., 973-3019 Every day, with no appointment needed. Winn-Dixie, 1219 W Base St., 973-2719 Monday-Friday, with no appointment needed. 2013 Health & Wellness Madison Enterprise-Recorder Friday, December 13, 2013 9B National Influenza Vaccination Week Cont. From Page 8B W i l l i a m R H o w a r d M D Board CertifiedDermatologistSpecializing In The Diagnosis And Treatment Of Skin CancerNew Patients Welcome( 2 2 9 ) 2 4 7 2 5 9 5 2 7 0 4 N o r t h O a k S t B 2 V a l d o s t a G A 3 1 6 0 2


10B Madison Enterprise-Recorder Friday, December 13, 2013 2013 Health & Wellness Madison County School Nurses Help Keep Kids In The Classroom Submitted By Jodi Baker, School Health Coordinator A school could not function at its best without a school nurse. They are an integral part of any school. They provide safety and care of students and staff and address the need for integrating health solutions into the education setting. This is a very challenging position that addresses the physical, mental, emotional and social health needs of students while supporting their achievement in the learning process. The primary job duties of a school nurse are to triage students at the clinics, provide minor first aide, give physician ordered medications and return students to the classroom if possible. Other services include vision, hearing, scoliosis and BMI screenings. School nurses teach classes to students and/or staff on the importance of hand-washing, dental care, nutrition, physical activity, anti-bullying, self-esteem, character building, goal setting, safety issues and other topics related to student well-being. School health nurses are responsible for making sure immunizations are up-to-date and physicals are on file. Currently, the Florida department of Health in Madison County has trained staff in each school clinic to assist students with health related issues. This would not have been possible without two grants that were awarded to the health department in 1991. These grants, titled the School Health Improvement Plan (SHIP) and a locally designed program helped to increase staff in all school clinics. Prior to 1991, only two registered nurses traveled to all the schools on a weekly basis. One registered nurse was employed by Madison County School District and one was employed by the Madison County Health Department. If the nurses were not at the school, students would be sent home with minor illnesses. Approximately 7,000 services have been provided this school year alone. These numbers are expected to increase with the growing population of students with special health care needs. These conditions may impact the students ability to be in school and their ability to learn. Students are coming to school with asthma, ADHD, epilepsy, diabetes, hypertension, sickle cell, as well as many other medical conditions. Our dedicated, caring staff puts the welfare of the students first and provides them with the care they need at the time it is needed. Since 2005, greater than 92 percent of clinic visits resulted in the student being able to return to the classroom to finish the school day. This success can be attributed to the strong partnership between Florida Department of Health in Madison and the Madison County School District. The School Health clinic staff includes Jodi Baker, RN and School Health Coordinator; Wendy Silvernell, LPN for Madison County Central School; Alicia Ward, LPN for Madison County Central School. Judy Hill, Health Support Technician at Pinetta Elementary School; Melissa Goins, Health Support Technician at Lee Elementary School; Leatha Gervin, Health Support Technician at Greenville Elementary School. Marta Smith, LPN is in the Madison County High School clinic and is employed by the Madison School District.


Washing our hands is a lesson we all learned as children, but when were busy or in a hurry, we tend to rush or forget to do it. We think our hands are clean, but theyre not if we havent done it right. Just rinsing your hands isnt washing them and a quick rub, even with soap, wont get your hands clean. Follow the steps below to make sure you are washing your hands correctly because the few seconds that you think your saving could cost you days if you get sick later. Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold) and apply soap. Rub your hands together to make a lather and scrub them well; be sure to scrub the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails. Continue rubbing your hands for at least 20 seconds. Need a timer? Hum the "Happy Birthday" song from beginning to end twice OR run through your grocery list in your head. Make it a habit. Rinse your hands well under running water. Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry them. As you touch peo- ple, surfaces and objects throughout the day, you accumulate germs on your hands. In turn, you can infect yourself with these germs by touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Although it's impossible to keep your hands germ-free, following the four Principles of Hand Awareness listed below can help limit the transfer of bacteria, viruses and other microbes. Wash your hands when they are dirty and BEFORE eating. DO NOT cough into your hands, if possible. DO NOT sneeze into your hand, if possible. Above all, DO NOT put your fingers into your eyes, nose or mouth. Handwashing is the SINGLE MOST EFFECTIVE METHOD of preventing the spread of germs. Do yourself a favor and wash yours often and teach your family to do the same. 2013 Health & Wellness Madison Enterprise-Recorder Friday, December 13, 2013 11B Take The Time To Protect Yourself Advice On Giving Safe Gifts This Christmas December is Safe Toys and Gifts Month to protect children from injury. In 2011, The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission estimated that hospital emergency rooms across the country treated 262,300 toy-related injuries with 74 percent of those injuries being those to children under the age of 15. More than 92,000 of those injuries were to children under five years of age. Because the most commonly injured part of the body is the head and face area, Prevent Blindness America has declared December as Safe Toys and Gifts Month in an effort to help adults make the best decisions on how to keep the holiday season joyful for everyone. The group is offering toy-buying and gift-giving tips to anyone planning to purchase a gift for a child this year. Prevent Blindness America suggests that before purchasing a toy: Read all warnings and instructions on the box. Ask yourself or the parent if the toy is right for the childs ability and age. Avoid purchasing toys with sharp points and edges. Check lenses and frames of sunglasses; many can break causing injury. Avoid toys that shoot or include parts that fly off. Include protective gear with sports gifts Dont give toys with small parts to young children that could cause choking. Buy toys that will withstand impact with- out breaking into shards. Realize that, especially when giving a gift to a child, the item may not be used for its intended purpose, and plan accordingly. Pay attention to suggested ages as well, keeping toys away from children who are too young for them. Choking is among the top five causes of accidental death in the United States, with children under the age of three being at the highest risk. A good gift for a child is one they will enjoy and not harm them in any way.


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