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89 year old Esther Bejarano has a story. It was not until the 1970s that she decided to tell her story. Her revelation began with her membership with the Association of the Persecutors of the Nazi Regime. She began to speak at schools. She joined two bands, singing Jewish resistance and antiwar songs with her children. She delivered protest speeches at neo-Nazi marches. A recurring nightmare of being trampled by Nazi soldiersÂ’ boots finally ceased. Â“I freed myself, inwardly,Â” she said. Mrs. Bejarano is one of the last surviving members of the Auschwitz GirlsÂ’ Orchestra, the only all-female ensemble among the many Nazi-run prisoner musical groups in the camp system. Among other duties, the GirlsÂ’ Orchestra was responsible for playing the marches that imprisoned women had to keep step to as they went out to work in the morning and, even more cruelly, as they returned, half-dead, at the end of the day. Five years ago, hoping to reach more young people with her story and her message of tolerance and antifascism, Mrs. Bejarano teamed up with a band. The music combines songs like the poignant Yiddish resistance song, Â“WeÂ’ll Live Forever,Â” composed in the Nazi-run Jewish ghetto in Vilna just before it was liquidated, and more contemporary, because lessons of the Holocaust still need to be learned. Mrs. Bejarano was born Esther Loewy in Saarlouis, in what is now southwestern Germany, in 1924. Her parents had met in Berlin as teenagers, when her father was hired as a piano teacher for her mother, and the two fell in love. HitlerÂ’s rise to power put an end to what Mrs. Bejarano described to the New York Times, of June 28, 2014, as Â“a lighthearted childhood.Â” By the time she was 16, she was separated from her family and interned in a Nazi work camp outside Berlin. Her parents, she learned later, were deported the same year to Riga, Latvia, where they were shot. In 1943, she was deported to AuschwitzBirkenau. Her hair was cut off, and she was tattooed and forced to do backbreaking labor. For extra food, she sometimes sang songs by Schubert, Bach or Mozart for barracks leaders. The Nazis regarded camp orchestras as status symbols, and within a month of her arrival in Auschwitz, Maria Mandl, the SS commander in charge of the womenÂ’s camp, decided that she, too, wanted one. In addition to entertaining SS officers with popular ditties or classical selections, the GirlÂ’s Orchestra also had to play for new detainees arriving for the gas chambers. Often, people smiled and waved at the musicians. Â“They must have thought, Â‘where music is playing, things canÂ’t be that bad,Â’Â” Mrs. Bejarano said. Â“They didnÂ’t know where they were going. But we knew. We played with tears in our eyes.Â” Who is a hero? The survivor! The ones who survive and get to tell the tale. Much is happening in this country. Patriots are under attack. When youÂ’re in the middle of it, like Mrs. Bejarano, you donÂ’t know how itÂ’ll turn out. What about us? How will we stack up against this Â“HeroÂ”? Where do our beliefs come from? We would all like to think that we believe certain things because they are correct. If we thought they were wrong, obviously we would change what we believe. The problem lies in that most of our beliefs spawn from someone elseÂ’s opinion. This is true whether it comes from our parents and upbringing, or has evolved since then. It is usually a combination of childhood and experiences. Our beliefs pattern themselves early, but they continually evolve and change throughout our entire life. When we listen to someone else, their beliefs are put into their words, and thereby temper what you believe. There is no such thing as truly objective. No matter how hard we try, nothing we say or write cannot be affected by what we believe. When you read someone elseÂ’s report, or hear them speak or preach, you are not really hearing or reading the truth per se, but rather their Â“truthÂ” as they see it. Most of the items which we believe we have studied are really simply that we have listened to someoneÂ’s opinion of someone elseÂ’s opinion of someone elseÂ’s interpretation. The politician that denounces the scientist prob ably did not even read the scientific report. The politician that knocks the scientist did not read the scientistÂ’s report. At best he had an aide do it. At worst, the aide read another politicianÂ’s report on it. Ever play the kindergarten whisper game? Perhaps even worse than that is the fact that if something is repeated enough times, it becomes the truth. Why do you think they replay commercials over and over and over, ad nauseam? ItÂ’s because the more you hear that their product is the best, you become to believe it. WeÂ’ve known for decades that Columbus was not the first European to settle in the Americas. The Vikings and Celts had established trade routes into the Gulf of Mexico for at least two hundred years prior to Columbus. America was not named after Amerigo Vespucci, but in fact after those same VikingsÂ’ legendary hero / god Meric and his land across the sea, mericÂ’a. But you have heard those old stories so many times it has become truth to you. Most people believe concepts in society because of who said them without ever actually looking. If the political party (or religious group) that you like says so, it must be true. We believe that without looking into it further, or worse we simply read more of their propaganda, and believe we are reading actual facts. I cannot count the times someone has told me, Â“Well, itÂ’s in the Bible.Â” And when I respond with, Â“Really? Where?Â” They had no idea it wasnÂ’t. They have simple heard that enough times, they came to believe it and repeat it. No one who has ever studied the actual facts about global warming has ever said it is not true Â– causes and cures may be debatable, but the warming itself is real. No one who has ever studied the actual facts about medical marijuana would say that it is not a much better drug, medically speaking, than anything currently in existence Â– control and monitoring may be debatable, but increased efficacy with a much lower side effect profile is obvious. No one that has looked at the facts of GMOÂ’d and medically altered food would say that it is not harmful long term Â– the cure is hugely debatable, but the damage is not. None of us can be an expert on everything. None of us can research the raw facts of each and every topic before forming an opinion, or speaking out, or voting. To some extent we always have to look at the opinions of others for direction. We read reports and stories, or listen to politicians or preachers or other professionals, and we instill in them a lot of faith and trust that what we are getting is not overly biased by their opinion. Part of what is important is to look at why that person, or company, or party, or group would want you to believe them. The politicians obviously want you to believe their stance because they want you to vote for them. The drug companies obviously want you to buy their latest and greatest synthetic control substance rather than listen to a doctor tell you he can cure you with diet changes and natural substances. An advocate for a cause obviously wants you to jump on their bandwagon. What you believe is up to you. What you base those beliefs upon is also up to you. If you are not going to check out the facts, at least consider who is doing the talking. Think about it.Viewpoints & Opinions2A Â€ Madison Enterprise-Recorderwww.greenepublishing.com Friday, July 25, 2014 Conservative Corner Conservative Corner By Nelson A. Pryor, Lee, Fl. H4: Head, Heart, Hands, & Health Something To Think AboutBy Harvey Greene Harvey GreeneGuest ColumnistThe new 4-H year is fast approaching! Join us at our annual Kick-Off Celebration on August 11thfrom 5:307 p.m., at the Madison Extension Ofce. We are looking forward to welcoming back old members and volunteers and introducing any new faces to the fascinating world of 4-H. Here are some things you should know to get started:Youth MembersÂ Must be 5 to 18 years old as of September 1, 2014. Â Register EACH 4-H year to be a member. Â You will either be a Cloverbud (5-7 yr olds), Junior (8-10 yr olds), Intermediate (1113 yr olds), or Senior (14-18 yr olds). Â Choose a club(s) to participate in and attend at least 75 percent of the meetings to be considered a member in good standing. Â Pick a project(s) to explore for the year and present your discoveries at club meetings and County Events. Â Turn in your project(s) and/or record book(s) at the end of the 4-H year. These are due on the rst Friday of August each year. Â Participate in 4-H events and activities throughout the year to earn your 4-H Legacy Points for end of the year prizes! Your Legacy Points also help earn points for your Club. If your Club earns the most points, you will get to celebrate with a Fun Day! Â Contact the Madison County Extension Ofce to start your adventure today!!Teen Members (13-18 yrs old)Â Follow registration procedures listed above. Â Encouraged to be a member of the 4-H Leaders of the Legacy leadership club, attend at least 75 percent of all meetings, and attend all Camp Counselor trainings in order to attend 4H Camp Cherry Lake. Â Earn volunteer hours by assisting with 4-H events and activities. Â Become eligible for scholarships and Senior 4-H events. Â Become a mentor for younger 4-H members and help continue the legacy of 4-H to make the best better!Adult MembersÂ Must be 21 years old or older. Â Register EACH 4-H year to be a volunteer. Â Required background check and screening. Fingerprinting required for certain volunteer roles. ÂAdhere to 4-H policies and procedures as well as all Florida laws and statutes. Youth safety and positive development through adult partnerships are our top priorities and we expect all volunteers to help us achieve these goals. Â Participate in 4-H events, club meetings, and activities throughout the year to support our youth and their program. Â Volunteer in roles that utilize your best skills with time commitments you are able to make. Remember this is a yearlong commitment to our youth and their program. We have use for volunteers in all capacities, so check with the 4-H ofce to see how you can help! Â Contact the Madison County Extension Ofce to start shaping our youth into the generation of tomorrow! The Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) is an Equal Employment OpportunityÂ—Afrmative Action Employer authorized to provide research, educational information and other services only to individuals and institutions that function with non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, political opinions or afliations. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension Service, University of Florida, IFAS, Florida A&M. University Cooperative Extension Program, and Boards of County Commissioners Cooperating. HeroÂs In Unlikely Places The Republican Club of Madison meets August 11, 2014 at 12 noon at ShelbyÂ’s Everyone Welcome Paid for and approved by the Madison County Republican Executive Committee firstname.lastname@example.org Letter To The Editor Letters to the Editor are typed word for word, comma for comma, as sent to this newspaper. All submitted letters must be 600 words or less 24thAnniversary Of Americans With Disabilities Act This month marks the 24thanniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). ItÂ’s a civil rights law that seeks to eliminate discrimination against people based on their disability. The ADA applies to discrimination in employment, state and local government services, privately operated public accommodations, transportation and telecommunications. The Arc Big Band and The Arc of Florida, non-prot organizations that advocate on behalf of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), have seen positive changes in these areas since the ADA was signed into law in 1990. Just a few years before its passage, many Floridians with I/DD were institutionalized. Today, many are living and working in their community. While great strides have been made in our society, discrimination still exists. Attitudes, poor enforcement of the law, underfunded programs and scal difculties in state and local government budgets all contribute to the on-going need to be vigilant advocates for full inclusion and equality. There are still issues here in Florida. In 1999, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a landmark case Olmstead v. L.C. that unnecessary segregation of individuals with disabilities in institutions is a form of discrimination. Despite this, our state continues to house some individuals with I/DD in institutions and children in nursing homes. We hope our elected leaders will work to fund additional community-based programs, ensuring that all Floridians are treated equally and able to live in the community, where they belong. Tim Ressler Executive Director The Arc Big Bend with Paula Arnold Community Development Consultant The Arc Big Bend Becky V. BennettGuest Columnist K KICK ICK-O -OFF FFC CELEBRATION ELEBRATION Facts Or Fiction
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Around Madison County4A Â€ Madison Enterprise-Recorderwww.greenepublishing.com Friday, July 25, 2014 Obituaries Community CalendarJuly 26 Madison County Memorial Hospital will have its grand opening on Saturday, July 26 beginning at 10 a.m. and to continue until 1 p.m. Tours of the new hospital, hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be available. Everyone is invited to attend!July 26 LifeSong will be in concert at Pinetta First United Methodist Church on Saturday, July 26, at 6 p.m. Admission is free. A love offering will be received during the concert. For more information, please call (850) 973-0665.July 26 The MCHS CowboyÂ’s Football Golf Shootout will be held Saturday, July 26, at Madison Golf and Country Club, starting at 8 a.m. For more information or questions, contact Coach Ben White at (904) 2900413, (850) 973-5779 or email@example.com .August 5 Divine Events, 5806 N.E. Colin Kelly Hwy., is hosting a free CLA Estate Planning Workshop, Tuesday, Aug. 5, beginning at 9:30 a.m., providing valuable information for seniors on securing one's estate and retirement planning. You will receive a workbook and gain useful information you can act upon immediately. CLA Estate Services is a rm devoted to assisting area residents in protecting their assets and ensuring their money lasts. Seating is limited; please call 1-866-2528721 to conrm your attendance. We hope the information presented will help you have a better understanding of your planning choices. For more information, contact Beth Morphis, Data Research Assistant 903567-2400 ext. 110.August 9 It's time again for the annual Â“Back to School Â– Stay In School ExplosionÂ” at the NFCC Fitness Center, Saturday, Aug. 9 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Sponsored by the Madison Prevention Coalition and its community partners, the Madison County Department of Health and Tobacco Free Madison. Parents or guardians are encouraged to bring their children to receive free school supplies. Registration is required at the door, and supplies are limited, but they will be given away while they last, along with free food and entertainment for a fun and festive atmosphere. There will also be information booths with everything parents need to know about getting their children ready for the 2014-2015 school year. For business and community leaders who would like to help with monetary donation, school supplies or food, checks can be made out to Â“HPPI Â– MadisonÂ” and all donations can be dropped off at the Chamber of Commerce, 248 Range Avenue. For more information, including nding out how you can volunteer and participate in the event, contact Jerome Wyche at (850) 464-0196 or Lamar Tookes at (850) 673-9116.August 17 Thursday, August 21, Mat & Frame Workshop, hosted by Branford Camera Club members, with special guest from Harmon's Photo Labs in Gainesville. This workshop will be held at the Hatch Park Community Center and is designed to improve our presentation skills in preparation for our Fall Photo Show in October. Participation in both the workshop and the Fall Photo Show are open to the public, so let one of the members listed below know if you'd like a to participate in either event: Carolyn Hogue, Program Chair, (386) 9352044; Rob Wolfe, Publicity Chair, (386) 362-6771; Esta Eberhardt, Creative Consultant, Captured Memories by Esta, (386) 623-011; Gary Kueppers, Technical Consultant, (386) 3626957; Skip Weigel, Technical Consultant, (386) 935-1382. Please join us. Way Back When Way Back WhenJuly 22, 1949 Mr. and Mrs. Ancle Pickles are the proud parents of a baby girl weighing 10 lbs. She has been named Barbara Jean. About 3:45 p.m., Wednesday, while Madison was having a pouring rain, a baby sized tornado followed by a momentary deluge visited Cherry Lake. The Hamilton County tobacco market located at Jasper, Florida, is planning a big celebration of the opening of the market here. They have invited Governor Fuller Warren of Florida to be present and auction off the rst basket of tobacco and ofcially open the market. Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Hicks, of Lee, announce the birth of a son, born July 13, at the hospital. The baby was named Kyle Bryce Hicks.July 21, 1950 Jacksonville, Fla. Â– Two Jacksonville men charged with kidnapping a Georgia lling station operator May 4, were given prison terms in U.S. District Court when they entered guilty pleas. Rev. Jack Powell, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, Mrs. J. Donald DeLong and son, Greg, and Miss Jean Lanier left Monday for Montreat, N.C., to attend the Presbyterian Leadership Training School sponsored by the Presbyterian general AssemblyÂ’s Board of Education for 10 days. James Hardee, District Governor of Lions International, is attending the International Convention in Chicago this week. Mr. R L Crafton had the misfortune of having his tobacco barn and his Stoker Curer destroyed by re last Saturday. Mr. I E Reeves who recently lost his barn was curing some tobacco with Mr. Crafton.July 20, 1951 Lightning struck a large pecan tree on the Paul Ragans farm near Lee, during an electric storm Wednesday afternoon, and killed 23 of his nest hogs which had gathered for shelter under the tree. The Waring family enjoyed a picnic reunion last Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m., at Blue Springs, honoring Mrs. J W Powell and two daughters, Frances and Jane of Panama City. About 28 to 30 members of the family enjoyed the occasion. Mr. and Mrs. George Keyes and two children, Rocky and Sista, left Monday to visit Mr. and Mrs. Flick in Miami. The 4-H Club boys and girls and leaders of Madison County will be joined by the Suwannee County 4-H Members and leaders August 6thfor their annual camp at Cherry Lake 4H Camp. Have something you would like to add to the Community Calendar? Simply call Greene Publishing, Inc. at (850) 973-4141 or email your information to firstname.lastname@example.org Paul Andrew Tolar Tammy Monlyn Salter Ann Mathis Wilkins Louise Beggs BlandPaul Andrew Tolar, 88, of Moultrie, Ga., and formerly of Tallahassee, St. Augustine and Madison, died Friday, July 18. Paul was born October 2, 1925 in Hamilton County, Fl., to Lewis and Nella Allen Tolar. Paul was a WWII Navy veteran and a member of the USS LSM-LSMR Association. He was a charter member of Anastasia Baptist Church in St. Augustine, a former member of Faith Baptist Church in Madison and currently a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Moultrie, Ga. Paul owned and operated Paul Tolar Heating & Air Conditioning in St. Augustine for over 25 years. He is preceded in death by his parents: Lewis Tolar, Nella Tolar Colvin and Noah Colvin (stepfather); a daughter, Beverly Tolar Braswell; his brothers: George Tolar and Archie Colvin; and a sister, Detha Hurst. Paul was united in marriage on October 27, 1950 in Tallahassee to his wife, Louise Kittrell Tolar, who resides in Moultrie. He is also survived by his son, Paul B. Tolar (Patricia) of Moultrie; his daughter, Pamela Tolar Johnson (Mark William) of Harpers Ferry, W.V.; his brother, Burrl Tolar of Atlanta; his sisters: Vercie Cason and Udean Williams, both of Madison; grandchildren: Buck and Lance Andrew Braswell, Kirstin Johnson Fritz, Mark Andrew Johnson, Lydia Johnson, Samuel Paul Johnson and Anna Hall; and his great-grandchildren: Emilee and Laura Braswell, Blake and Mia Braswell, and Alexander and Gideon Fritz. Friends were received Monday, July 21 from 1-2 p.m., at the CulleyÂ’s Meadowwood Funeral Home, Riggins Road Chapel. Funeral services were held that day at 2 p.m. Interment took place in Tallahassee Memory Gardens. Memorial donations may be made to the Florida Baptist ChildrenÂ’s Home. Ann Mathis Wilkins, 75, died Sunday, July 20, in Tampa. She was born and raised in Lee, and has lived in Tampa, Turkey Creek, Dover, Ruskin, Lakeland, Reynolds, Ga. and Lee. She is survived by her husband: Jimmy Wilkins, of Lee; two sons: Michael Wilkins, of Greenville, Tenn., and Billy Wilkins (Kerry), of Lakeland; one daughter: Cheryl Ann Voyles (David), of Polk City; two brothers: Buddy Mathis and Richard Mathis, both of Lee; four sisters: Irene Foxx, of Land OÂ’Lakes; Lois Webb, of Lee; Marie OÂ’Barr, of Tarpon Springs; and Bonnie Webb of Lee; 10 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. A funeral service was held Thursday, July 24 at 11 a.m., at Midway Baptist Church, in Lee, with burial at Midway Cemetery. The family received friends from 10-11 a.m., prior to the service at the church. Beggs Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements (850) 9732258. You may send your condolences to the family by visiting the website at www.beggsfuneral.com Lifelong Madison resident, Louise Beggs Bland, passed away surrounded by family on Tuesday, July 22, in Tallahassee. Funeral services will be Friday July 25, at 11 a.m., at Grace Presbyterian Church, in Madison with burial at Old Oakland Cemetery. Visitation was held Thursday, July 24, from 5 Â– 7 p.m., at Beggs Funeral Home. Born Oct. 10, 1927, she was the youngest child of Stuart A. and Maggie Husbands Beggs, descendents of the pioneering families of Madison and Lowndes County, Ga. She was predeceased by her husband of 53 years, Richard E. Â“EdÂ” Bland, her four sisters and two brothers. She was baptized at Oakland Presbyterian Church, belonged to Madison Presbyterian Church and was a founding member of Grace Presbyterian Church. Her faith guided her throughout a life exemplifying love and acceptance. She was employed at Smith Drugs for more than forty years, where her advice to Â“be sweetÂ” was as legendary as her pimiento cheese sandwiches. In later years, her warm smile brought comfort to many at Beggs Funeral Home. She never met a stranger, welcoming all to her home with gracious hospitality and hosting decades of Beggs and Bland family gatherings on her front porch. Few in Madison have been untouched by her generosity and fun-loving spirit. She is survived by sons: Richard E. Â“DickyÂ” Bland (Mary), of Madison; James T. Bland (Doreen), of Crawfordville; Nat H. Bland (Dorothy), of Madison; and Julian B. Bland (Paul), of Niceville, Fl.; grandchildren: Amber B. Wilhoit (Richie), of Gainesville; James T. Bland II (Elizabeth), of Monticello; Daniel E. Bland (Kristen), of Tallahassee; and Allen H. Bland (Sabrina) of Chattanooga, Tenn.; three great-grandchildren, three sister-in-laws, and numerous nieces, nephews and their families. In lieu of owers, people may send donations to the Old Oakland Cemetery Association c/o Tim Sanders. Beggs Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements (850) 9732258. You may send your condolences to the family by visiting their website at www.beggsfuneral.com Tammy Tynese Monlyn Salter, 45, went to rest in the arms of her Savior at home in Madison, Fl., surrounded by her loving family. Funeral services are Saturday, July 26 at noon, at Pineland Missionary Baptist Church, in Madison, with burial in Bethlehem Church Cemetery. Viewing-visitation is Friday, July 25 from 34:30 p.m., at Tillman of Monticello, (850) 9975553 and at Pineland from 5:30-7 p.m. A native and lifelong resident of Madison, Tammy attended Madison County schools and was a devout member of Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church. At church, she served diligently as a choir member, nancial secretary, youth director and praise team director. Tammy was well known throughout the Panhandle area and her homegoing can best be described as "from tribulation to triumph!" Treasuring Tammy's love and precious memories are her devoted son and daughter-in-law, Desmond and Tammy Roberson; a nephew she reared as her own, James Monlyn, III; her father, James Monlyn, Sr.; her second mother, Sandra Edwards Monlyn; grandchildren: Dai`Shawn, Desmond, Jr., LaMaryna and Malia Roberson; brothers: Wallace Monlyn, Jr. and James Monlyn, Jr.; sisters: Sheila Thompkins (Eddie), Sherry Ann and Lora Monlyn; and her other "child," her pet Chihuahua, Lucky; along with several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her son, Anthony Brown, Jr., and mother, Ocie Moore Monlyn. Kenneth Lee EakinsKenneth Lee "KennyÂ” Eakins, 55, of Buena Vista, Va., formerly of Greenville passed away Monday, July 21 at his home in Virgina. Kenneth was born December 7, 1958 in Monticello to Lester and Sarah Helen (Parker) Eakins. Mr. Eakins was of the Baptist Faith and was a member of Sirmans Missionary Baptist Church in Sirmans. Kenny was a graduate of Greenville High School Class of 1976. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and family. Mr. Eakins was preceded in death by his father, Lester Luther Eakins. He is survived by his mother Sarah Helen Eakins of Sirmans, Fl.; his brothers: Homer L. Eakins of Greenville and Danny (Sue Ann) Eakins of Perry; his sister, Sandy (Mark) Dwyer of Virginia Beach, Va.; his daughters: Leah, Lacey and Candice; five grandchildren as well as several nieces and one nephew. Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m., on Friday, July 25at Joe P. Burns Funeral Home of Madison in Madison with Bro. Gary Blanton officiating. Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery in Greenville. The family received friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 24 at Joe P. Burns Funeral Home of Madison. All arrangements are under the care of Joe P. Burns Funeral Home. You may send condolences to the family at www.joepburnsfuneralhomes.com.
OutdoorsMadison Enterprise-Recorder Â€ 5A www.greenepublishing.com Friday, July 25, 2014 B U S I N E S S C A R D D I R E C T O R Y www.peacockslandscaping.comÂ€ (850) 464-1484 Â€ Â€ Madison, Fl. 32340 Â€ Â€ email@example.com Â€ IrrigationLandscaping Receive 10 Free White Flowering Dogwood Trees By Joining The Arbor Day Foundation In AugustStory SubmittedAdd color to your landscape yearround by joining the Arbor Day Foundation in August. Everyone who joins the nonprot Arbor Day Foundation with a $10 donation will receive 10 free white owering dogwood trees through the Foundation's Trees for America campaign. The trees will be shipped postpaid at the right time for planting in each member's area, which falls between October 15 and December 10. The 6 to 12-inch trees are guaranteed to grow or they will be replaced free of charge. Planting instructions are enclosed with each shipment of trees. "Dogwood trees will add color and beauty to your yard throughout the year, with their showy spring owers, scarlet autumn foliage and red berries that attract songbirds in the winter," said Matt Harris chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation. New members of the Arbor Day Foundation will also receive The Tree Book which includes information about tree planting and care, and a subscription to Arbor Day the Foundation's bimonthly publication. To receive the free white owering dogwood trees, send a $10 membership contribution to: Ten Free Dogwoods, Arbor Day Foundation, 100 Arbor Ave., Nebraska City, NE 68410, by August 31, 2014, or join online at arborday.org/august White Dogwood Tree HEY! WEÂ’RE ON FACEBOOK!Check us out and become a fan of our page![ Greene Publishing, Inc. ]ItÂ’s never been easier to share your local news with friends and family! Melt The Butter; Spiny Lobster Seasons Start SoonStory SubmittedThe 2014 spiny lobster season opens with the two-day recreational sport season July 30 and 31, followed by the regular commercial and recreational lobster season, which starts Aug. 6 and runs through March 31. Planning on catching some of these tasty crustaceans? Here is what you need to know before you go. No one wants a small lobster for dinner. Make sure you check the size. Measuring devices are required, and lobsters must be measured while they are in the water. If the carapace length is not larger than three inches, it must be left in the water. To protect the next generation and your future chances to have lobster for dinner, harvest of egg-bearing females is prohibited. Lobsters have hundreds of thousands of eggs that are easily visible and attached under the tail. While most lobsters have completed reproduction by the start of the shing season, nding lobsters with eggs is common in July and August. Bring a cooler big enough to hold the entire lobster. Spiny lobsters must remain in whole condition until they are brought to shore. Also, do not take spiny lobster with any device that might puncture, penetrate or crush its shell. Stick to the bag and possession limits so there will be enough lobsters for all your friends and family. During the two-day spiny lobster sport season, recreational divers and snorkelers can take up to six lobsters per person daily in Monroe County and Biscayne National Park waters and 12 lobsters per person daily in other Florida waters. You may possess no more than the daily bag limit of lobsters when you are on the water. When you are off the water, you may possess no more than the daily bag limit on the rst day of the sport season and no more than double the daily bag limit on the second day. See the chart for an easy-toread guide on the two-day sport season bag limits. During the Aug. 6 to March 31 regular season, the daily recreational bag and on-the-water possession limit is six spiny lobsters per person.
By Lynette NorrisGreene Publishing, Inc.Steve Green, co-owner and one of the funeral directors for the new location of the Joe P. Burns Funeral Home on Lake Francis, has announced an open house for the facility on Tuesday, Aug. 12, beginning with a ribbon cutting at noon. Everyone is invited. Then, from 1 to 7 p.m., there will be the Open House. People can drop by any time that is convenient for them, for tours of the facility, refreshments, and a chance to ask questions or just chat with the owners Steve Green and Tommy Murrow, and Family Service/Pre-Need Counselor Karen Welch. At 7 p.m., they will hold the dedication service for their new chapel, and Brother Steve McHargue will be the guest speaker for the ceremony. Green's family comes from the Lee area of Madison County, and he has always wanted to come back home to Madison, which he calls a Â“special place for me.Â” He still has family in Lee, especially the Tooles and the Welches, and recently took his 88year-old-grandfather, L.M. Green, on a tour of the new facility. Â“I'd like for people to come by the Open House and get to know us,Â” he said. Â“I'm looking forward to meeting them.Â”Around Madison County6A Â€Madison Enterprise-Recorderwww.greenepublishing.com Friday, July 25, 2014 Imagine driving a car without a basic understanding of the rules of the road, or even how to operate it? Scary thought. Yet many Americans are operating their personal finances with only the barest minimum of knowledge. When asked five basic questions about finances and the markets, 61% of American got 3 or fewer correct. Only 39% got four or more correct. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau found that approximately $670 million is spent each year on financial education by public, private and non-profit sectors. Now this may sound like a sizeable sum until you realize that it translates to a little more than $2 per U.S. citizen, per year. For perspective, the financial services industry spends about $17 billion each year to market products and services to Americans. It has been said that knowledge is power, and if thatÂs true, then too many Americans lack the power to control their financial futures. Success rarely comes accidentally; it is the culmination of a journey whose first steps are in education. One of the obstacles to increasing the financial knowledge is what might be called the ÂLake Wobegon effect,ÂŽ the idea that we all consider ourselves above average. It is a self-assessment that keeps many from learning as much as they need to. But whatever your knowledge level may be, it should be recognized that an ever-evolving financial landscape puts a premium on continual learning. There is a wide range of resources for individuals who understand that the more informed they are, the better the decisions they can make. If you are committed to increasing your financial literacy, a good beginning is never being afraid to ask questions of financial professionals. Another good place to start your self-education is on a U.S. Treasury-sponsored website, which was created for that very purpose. Stacy Bush, President Bush Wealth Management The Bush Wealth Advantage T he Financial Literacy Crisi s Our column, ÂThe Bush Wealth AdvantageÂŽ is our way of giving back to the community with all sorts of insights, relevant news, and practical wealth planning strategies. Stacy Bush has practiced independent financial advising in the Valdosta area for 14 years. Growing up on a farm in Donalsonville, Georgia, he is keen to the financial needs of South Georgia and North Florida families. Stacy and his wife, Carla, live in Valdosta with their four children. You can submit questions about this article to firstname.lastname@example.org Securities and advisory services offered through LPL Financial, a registered investment advisor, member FINRA/SIPC. The opinion voiced in this material are for general information only and are not intended to prov ide specific advice or recommendations for any individual. 877911 LIONSCL UB: IT'SÂ“ THEYEAROFTHEPRIDEÂ”By Lynette NorrisGreene Publishing, Inc. This year, Lions Club President Tim Dunn told the club, the new theme from the Lions Club International is Â“Strengthen the Pride.Â” The Year of the Pride will be a time of building the ranks by adding new club members and then doing what the club has always done Â– going out into the community and helping others. The more Lions Club members there are, the more they can accomplish. He then went on to relate a brief history of how the Lions began and how it grew into what it is today. The Lions Club International is the largest service club organization in the world, with more than 1.35 million members in 46,000 clubs in 200 countries around the world. Founded in 1917 in Chicago as a businessmen's club, it soon became a service club, after the members met an extraordinary individual named Helen Keller. Since then, with the motto Â“We Serve,Â” the Lions Club International has become best known for ghting blindness by conducting vision screenings, equipping hospitals and clinics, distributing medicines and raising awareness of eye disease. Through the Lions Club International foundation, the organization has helped provide more than 153 million treatments for river blindness and 72 million doses of sight-saving trachoma medications through the SightFirst program and providing vision screenings for 19 million children through the Sight For Kids. Although the clubs are best known for their focus on preserving eyesight, they also feed the hungry, aid seniors and the disabled, and care for the environment through community projects. The Lions Club International also has a number of youth programs, including youth camps, Lions Quest and Leo Clubs in high schools. Dunn expressed interest in starting a Leo Club in Madison as one of this year's youth service goals. He also related some updated gures from the 4thof July God and Country Celebration, noting that after expenses were paid, there was still more than enough to fund scholarships to NFCC and St. Leo University, leaving a large balance to go toward other community projects. Â“We helped out three families last year,Â” said Dunn. Â“This year, I'd like for it to be six." Overall, the 4thof July had exceeded expectations. Â“It was a pretty good success,Â” he said. Â“And it wouldn't have been possible without all of you.Â” News of the funds raised that day, especially by the Fun Run and the 5K Run segments, had members discussing more races in the future, possibly around Halloween, with a costumed or zombie fun run, or maybe a Â“turkey trotÂ” run closer to Thanksgiving. Meanwhile it was time to start planning for the annual Lions Club Turkey Shoot. This year, the three-weekend event has been moved up to October, taking place the three Saturdays before Halloween, so as not to compete with deer hunting season. For those who enjoy shooting and can hardly wait until November, the Turkey Shoot will be a great chance to enjoy competitive, fun target shooting without having to wait for hunting season. For more details as they unfold, stay tuned. Serious planning for this event will start in August. Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Lynette Norris, July 15, 2014Lions Club President Tim Dunn, pleased with the Â“nal results of the 4thof July Celebration, talks about his goal of having the club help more families this year. Next up: time to start planning for the Turkey Shoot and maybe even another Fun Run or two during the fall. Delta Kappa Gamma Awards ScholarshipStory SubmittedThe Gamma Theta Chapter of The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International would like to congratulate Taylor Sever, a graduate of Madison County High School, for being selected to receive its $500 scholarship for 2014. Sever is the daughter of Kenneth and Judy Sever of Greenville and has two younger sisters. She is the rst in her family to graduate from high school and will be the rst to attend college. She hopes to help her sisters understand that education is the key to a bright future. Â“I want to show them that even though it's rough, we can still make it with a little encouragement and perseverance,Â” said Sever. While in high school, Sever was a member of the marching, concert and jazz bands, as well as participating in solo and ensemble events. Sever plans on attending North Florida Community College to get her Associate of Arts degree and will then transfer to Florida State University to pursue her Bachelor of Science degree in Education. She states that she wants to become a high school teacher because she loves helping others learn something. Â“Knowing I've contributed to future adults, and succeeded, makes me feel like I've served a purpose as a role model to those who need help,Â” said Sever. She also wants to incorporate music into teaching by showing that music has its own qualities. Â“It's not just for show,Â” said Sever. Â“It can be used to unlock ways inside a brain to help someone think better and to relax.Â” The ladies of Delta Kappa Gamma wish Taylor much success in her pursuit of a career in education. Taylor Sever The Third Annual Madison County SheriffÂs Office Youth Adventure CampStory SubmittedThe Madison County SheriffÂ’s Ofce will be facilitating its 3rdannual ve day Youth Adventure Camp July 28ththru August 1st. This day camp will be for boys and girls and the suggested ages are eight to 17. Captain Mark W. Joost and Records and Warrants secretary Tammy Webb will be facilitating this summerÂ’s week long camp, but many others will be assisting. The camp will include the N.R.A. Basic Rie class, hands on rearm training, health and tness training, archery, live K-9 tracks with the Madison Correctional Institution K-9 team, knot tying, rope climbing and rappelling, basic land navigation and orienteering, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, swimming, primitive knife making and re building, leadership and life skills. The activities will take place from 8 a.m. to 6 p. m., Monday thru Friday. The Youth Adventure Camp is faith based, but all youth, regardless of their spiritual beliefs, are welcome to attend. The Madison County SheriffÂ’s Ofce concealed carry weapons courses pay for all meals and equipment used throughout the camp. Parents and guardians are welcome to assist or attend if they would like to coordinate this. There will be 14 slots for this camp and a reserve list will be completed. If you would like to reserve a slot for your child, please contact Captain Mark W. Joost at (850) 519-0947. Joe P. Burns Funeral Home To Hold Open House Photo SubmittedL.M. Green, (left) who grew up in Lee off Old Blue Springs Road, stands with his grandson Steve Green (right), in the lobby of the new Joe P. Burns Funeral Home.
Around Madison CountyMadison Enterprise-Recorder Â€ 7A www.greenepublishing.com Friday, July 25, 2014 Meet Lucy Strickland, a nurse practitioner with over 30 years of experience in healthcare. She has two MasterÂs Degrees plus a post Masters certificate in acute care. You might expect to find credentials like hers in Tallahassee, Valdosta or Gainesville. Lucy Strickland, however, can only be found in Madison in the Emergency Department at the all new Madison County Memorial Hospital. PATIENTS ACCEPTED AT NEW HOSPITAL, FRIDAY, AUGUST 1, 2014 ÂFor you, above all else, prosperity and healthÂŽ 3 John 1:2 Like us on Facebook; www.facebook.com/madisoncountymemorialhospital Frontline technology, caregivers for the entire family. Madison County Memorial Hospital, redefining rural healthcare. GRAND OPENING CEREMONY, JULY 26, 10:00 AM, 224 Crane Avenue, Madison Special Guest Speaker, Congressman Ted Yoho Special Guest MC, Frank Ranicky, WCTV The Red Barn" Car Show Was A Hit The Red Barn" Car Show Was A Hit By Jessie R. BoxGreene Publishing, Inc. The Red Barn Madison Auto and Tractor Parts Car Show took place on Saturday, July 19 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event was open to all car clubs and the public to enter. The event had music provided by Mike Gibson, food and a 50/50 drawing. Scott Wilkinson won best in show with his 1968 Camaro. Wade Goode won rst place in the car division and Doris Foskey won second. Chris Cooks won rst in the motorcycle category and his wife Mary, won the Top Gun trophy for her 2006 Ford Mustang. In the truck category, Ray Foskey won rst place and General Massey took second. The judges for the event were Dale Sergeant, Ivory Thomas and Willie McGhee. McGhee wanted to put on a car show and show his appreciation for the Bareld's and The Red Barn Madison Auto and Tractor Parts for all that they have done for the town. McGhee said the turn out was good and he would love to have another car show in the future. McGhee would like to thank the Bareld's, Hank Davis, Mike Gibson, Ofcer Marcus Holbrook, the Madison Police Explorers and everybody that participated to make it a great day.Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Cheltsie Kinsley, July 19, 2014Chris and Mary Cooks are shown standing by Mary's 2006 Ford Mustang that won the Top Gun trophy award.Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Cheltsie Kinsley, July 19, 2014Many enjoyed the car show, as they were able to eat hamburgers for lunch, listen to music and view all the cars.Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Cheltsie Kinsley, July 19, 2014Willie McGhees 1963 Chevy Impala was a nice attraction during the car show that was held in Madison this past Saturday, July 19.Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Cheltsie Kinsley, July 19, 2014Jasper resident, Scott Wilkinson, drove to Madison to be apart of the car show this past Saturday. Wilkinson is pictured with his 1968 Camaro the won Best in Show.
Around Madison County8A Â€Madison Enterprise-Recorderwww.greenepublishing.com Friday, July 25, 2014 Pioneers Of Madison County:Silas Coker (1790-1841) Written By The Madison County Genealogical SocietyWith just a few CokersÂ’ left in Madison County, one would hardly know how early the CokerÂ’s arrived and what a serious impact the Coker family has had on the county. Silas came to the county in the late 1820Â’s with his wife, Ann and six children: Daniel D. (18031886), who married Nancy Eunice Taylor in Madison. Daniel and Nancy and most of their children were buried in the Coker Cemetery in Limestone, Hardee County, Florida, Wesley A., Bryant, Daniel Julius, Isham T. and Laura Ann. It is unknown what happened to Nancy, if there was a Nancy (Daniel was the only child born in South Carolina); Jonathan, (born 1805) who married Nancy (we believe he later married Mary Serene Hicks in Madison County); John, (born 1812) who married Elvia Elizabeth Hankins in Madison County (she appears to have been known as Betsy Ann); James Allen, (born 1814), who married Mary Catlett in Madison County; Nathan, (born 1823) who married Margaret Easters in Madison County and served in the First Florida Cow Cavalry, Co. Â“AÂ”; and Silas (1827-1918) who married Eliza Whitehurst in Jefferson County and served in the Old First Florida Infantry, Co. Â“IÂ” (Silas was wounded at Perrville on Oct. 8, 1862 and furloughed. He returned in early 1863 and was wounded in the right shoulder in mid 1864 and hospitalized until he was furloughed on Aug. 13, 1864. He was paroled on May 18, 1865 in Tallahassee.) Three more children were born after Silas and Ann arrived in the county (there is some discussion that these three might have been nephews of Cylus Coker): Arthur D. (18301865), who married Patience Â“PatsyÂ” Pridgeon in Madison County (Served in the Second Florida (US) Cavalry, Co. Â“F,Â” was raised in Madison County and farmed in Lafayette Co. during the war. He moved his family to Key West and then enlisted at Key West, as a refugee from the Confederacy. He died of scurvy at Cedar Key); Michael, ( born about 1830) and Elvina (born 1834). Michael and Elvina were the only children born in Madison, the others were born in Georgia. The Coker family arrived, as many early pioneers did, from South Carolina, with a detour through Georgia. On the 1930 census, Silas and his family were one of only 44 families who lived in the Madison, Taylor and Lafayette area. The May 1831 election for the territorial delegate to Congress was held at the homes of Dennis Hankins and Silas Coker. Silas's precinct was probably located in the South West area of Madison County. Feb. 10, 1835, Silas was appointed as a Justice of the Peace. In 1856, Taylor and Lafayette Counties were split from Madison County. The Coker families seemed to live right around the area that was divided, so some of the families, in the 1860 census, were residents of Taylor County, some lived in Lafayette County, and a few remained in Madison County. In 1860, Daniel D. was in Madison County; Jonathan died around 1852 and it appears that his son James lived in Taylor County; John, James Allen, and Nathan were in Taylor County; and Arthur D. was in Lafayette County. According to an old Coker family Bible, Daniel D. married Nancy Eunice Â“NiceyÂ” Taylor in Madison County and they remained here until around 1878, when they moved to Manatee County. Daniel served as a private during the Seminole Indian War between 1838 and 1840. During the Civil War, three of his sons, Isham, Bryant and Daniel were members of Co. Â“I," 2ndFlorida Cavalry. Daniel, Nicey and their daughter, Unity (or Nicy) was living at Moseley Hall outside of Madison in 1870. On February 7, 1878, Daniel and Nicey sold their land to Burrell H. Bailey and moved to South Florida settling in Manatee County prior to 1880. Daniel died January 26, 1886 and was buried in the Coker Cemetery in DeSoto County. Nicey made her will in DeSoto County in 1889 and died in August 1891. She was also buried in the Coker Cemetery in DeSoto County. Although John Coker (third son of Silas Coker) and Elvia Elizabeth Hankins, and most of their children appeared to live in the Taylor County area, John Thomas, ninth child of John and Elvia remained in Madison County and was buried in the Redding Cemetery, Madison County. John Thomas married Susan A. Triplett (daughter of David Triplett and Elizabeth Hingson and granddaughter of Elijah Â“EliÂ” Triplett and Elizabeth Cone). John Thomas and Susan had six children. 1. Rufus Washington (1884-1972) married Efe Rebecca Noble and had two children: Efe Othelia and Leroy. Rufus and Efe are buried in Evergreen Cemetery in Greenville. 2. Theodore (1886-1965) married Susie Bass and had two children: Lloyd Reed and Lonnie; Theodore and Susie are also buried in Evergreen Cemetery. Their descendents still live in the Greenville area. 3. James David (1888-1920) married Rebecca King and had four children: Guy Thomas, John Elmer, Thelma and David Hazel. Their children lived in Jacksonville, Fort Pierce, Perry and Tallahassee. James and Rebecca are also buried in Evergreen Cemetery. 4. Elli Cordelia (1889-1911), married Elias D. Nobles and had three children; Elli died in Brooks County. 5. Mamie (1891-1915); and 6. Ida (1894). By 1872, Silas Coker, Madison Pioneer, had 173 descendants. Today, many more CokerÂ’s reside in the area, throughout Florida and Georgia, descendants of Silas and his sons. The Madison County Genealogical Society welcomes your input and invites you to join our organization. We meet on the second Thursday monthly, except during summer months, in the Madison Public Library from 6 to 7 p.m.. Annual dues are $25. To add comments to our articles or to submit your own sketch on your ancestor, contact us at Madison County Genealogy Society, P. O. Box 136, Madison, Fl. 32341. Or contact us by email at mcgenealogy email@example.com If you would like for us to write an article featuring your ancestor, please contact us by mail or email.
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www.greenepublishing.com Friday, July 25, 2014 Madison Enterprise-Recorder Â€ 11A All Legals are posted on line at www.greenepublishing.com and at www.Â”oridapublicnotices.com ----Legals---IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2014-61-CP IN RE:ESTATE OF JAMES EDWIN HENDRY Deceased. ______________________________________ NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of JAMES EDWIN HENDRY, d eceased, whose date of death was November 22, 2013; is pending in the Circuit Court for Madison County, Florida, Probate Division; File Number 2014-61-CP; the names and addresses of the Personal Representative and the Personal RepresentativeÂs attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the Decedent and other persons, who have claims or demands against DecedentÂs estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, and who have been served a copy of this notice, must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the Decedent and other persons who have claims or demands against the DecedentÂs estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must file their claims with this court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIMS FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENTÂS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE IS July 18, 2014. Attorney for Personal Representative:Personal Representative: /s/ Clay A. Schnitker/s/ Charles T. Hendry CLAY A. SCHNITKERCHARLES T. HENDRY Fla Bar No.349143855 NE Delphinium Drive Davis, Schnitker, Reeves & Browning, P.A.Madison, Florida 32340 Post Office Drawer 652 Madison, Florida 32341 (850) 973-4186 July 18, 2014 and July 25, 2014 7/18, 7/25 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2014-62-CP IN RE:ESTATE OF NORMA JEAN HENDRY Deceased. ______________________________________ NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of NORMA JEAN HENDRY, d eceased, whose date of death was April 8, 2014; is pending in the Circuit Court for Madison County, Florida, Probate Division; File Number 2014-62-CP; the names and addresses of the Personal Representative and the Personal RepresentativeÂs attorney are set forth below. 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CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK Madison Enterprise-Recorder Â€ Friday, July 25, 2014 3B HomeownersÂ Guide Homestead Tax Exemptions Available for Past and Present Military Members By Jessie R. Box Greene Publishing, Inc.Active duty military and veterans may qualify for homestead tax exemptions in Florida if certain criterias are met. There are four options available for the active duty military and veterans. Under Florida Statutes Section 196.24, any ex-service member who was honorably discharged, is a resident of Florida and who has been disabled to a degree of 10 percent or more by misfortune or while serving during wartime may be entitled to a $5,000 property tax exemption. This exemption is not limited to homestead property. Under certain circumstances, the veteranÂ’s surviving spouse may be entitled to carry over the exemption. Form DR-501 is available on the Florida Department of Revenue website. Under Florida Statutes Sections 196.081 and 196.091, veterans who are Florida residents and were honorably discharged with a service related total and permanent disability may be eligible for a total exemption from taxes on property they own and use as their homestead. There is a similar exemption that applies to veterans confined to a wheelchair. Form DR-501 is available on the Florida Department of Revenue website. Under Florida Statutes section 196.082, if certain requirements are met, veterans 65 or older who are partially or totally permanently disabled may receive a discount from tax on property that the veteran owns and uses as a homestead. The discount is a percentage equal to the percentage of the veteranÂ’s permanent, service connected disability as determined by the United States Department of VeteranÂ’s Affairs. Form DR-501 is available on the Florida Department of Revenue website. Under Florida Statutes Section 196.173, a member or former member of any branch of the United States military or military reserves, the United States Coast Guard or its reserves, or the Florida National Guard may receive an exemption if he or she was deployed during the previous calendar year outside the continental United States, Alaska and Hawaii in support of a designated operation. The percent of the taxable value that is exempt for the current year is determined by the percent of time during the previous year when the service member was deployed on a designated operation. Form DR-501M is available on the Florida Department of Revenue website. More information about available tax exemptions is available from The Florida Department of Revenue website athttp://dor.myflorida.com/dor/.
CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 4B HomeownersÂ Guide Madison Enterprise-Recorder Â€ Friday, July 25, 2014 Termites And Dead Trees: Protecting Your Home By Lynette Norris Greene Publishing, Inc.That dead tree in the back yard, that one that was hit by lightening a couple of years back, really needs to go. But because it is leaning away from the house and isn't going to fall on anything important, the homeowner has let it be for a while. After all, cutting down a tree and hauling away the cut-up pieces is a major chore, and if the tree is really, really big, it might require a professional tree service. So, the tree stays around for awhile, until the bark starts falling off. Then, the homeowner decides its time to take a deep breath, grab the chainsaw and cut that sucker down. What he finds when he knocks away a section of the bark is a unpleasant surprise Â– the tree has become home to a colony of termites, just a few steps from his back door. Removal of dead trees and even stumps in your yard is one of the ways you can lower your home's risk of termite infestation. Subterranean termites are the most common type of termites in the United States. Pale, white and squishy, their bodies are mostly water and they need lots of moisture to survive, so they live either underground or close to the ground, typically nesting in the soil near a food source Â– such as a dead tree. Or, they may build a series of nests, all interconnected with a network of narrow tunnels. They can also tunnel through the soil for very long distances, sometimes hundreds of feet, in order to reach a new food source. Cellulose, especially wood, is their main food. In a natural setting, they will feed on roots, stumps and dead trees. They prefer the partially rotted wood of a dead tree to the timber in a home; any wood mulch used in landscaping around the the home's perimeter is like an all-you-can-eat termite buffet. Wood mulch can draw them in just like dead trees and stumps left in the yard. Next on their list of preference is any wooden part of the home that is close to the soil. To reach it, they will construct mud tubes up the side of the foundation, and once they reach the wood, they'll start excavating their tunnels in it. They may also carry soil up to line the tunnels as they work their way through the wood, following the framework of the house all the way up to its upper levels, lining their tunnels along the way with damp soil to preserve their moisture needs (which also contributes to damp rot in the wood). They will also tunnel through materials they can't eat, such as foam or plasterboard, in order to reach the wood on the other side. Determined little buggers, aren't they? Termites are the most economically ruinous wood-destroying organisms in the U.S., according to the Ohio State University's Department of Entomology, and a home is often the homeowner's single largest investment. Fortunately, there are a number of costeffective methods homeowners can use to lower their home's risk of infestation, by disrupting the termite's ability to find food, moisture and shelter near their homes. WOOD: If there is any wood in contact with the soil around your home, that is like an all-night diner for termites. To alleviate the problem: Keep all wooden parts of the house at least six inches above the soil line. Keep mulch levels several inches below the siding and wooden parts of the structure, or better yet, avoid using wood mulch next to the foundation. Consider rubber or other synthetic mulch. Remove dead trees stumps and roots near your home and in your yard. If you find termites in one, don't panic. Following up with a home termite inspection with a trust...Story Continued On 5B...
CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK HomeownersÂ Guide Madison Enterprise-Recorder Â€ Fri day, July 25, 2014 5B Termites And Dead Trees Continued From Page 4B ed, reputable company is your best bet. Don't put it off too long. If you have termites, you'll catch them before they can go any further; if you don't find any, you can heave a sigh of relief. Never store firewood, lumber or paper Â against the foundation, or in the crawlspace. Remove wood debris from around the house Â and yard. Remove form boards from around conÂ crete structures like paths and walkways once they are dry. WATER: If moisture accumulates around or near the foundation of your home, it provides the water needed for the termite's survival. To alleviate this problem: Grade or slope the soil away from the foundation. Â Divert rainwater away from the foundation with gutters, downspouts, Â downspout extenders or drain tiles. Aim water sprinklers away from the foundation. Â Promptly repair all leaking faucets, water pipes and air-conditioning Â units. Use mulch sparingly and keep all plants and ground covers three to four Â feet away from the house. If moisture is accumulating in the crawlspace: Put a vapor barrier on the ground under the house. Â Install vent openings in the crawlspace, using one square foot of opening Â for 300 to 500 square feet of crawlspace if you have a vapor barrier, or one square foot of opening for every 150 feet of crawlspace if you don't. Prevent vegetation from covering the vents. Termites use hidden routes of access into your home, so make sure any trellises, planters or shrubs don't touch your house. Regularly inspect cracks in any concrete slabs or joints for termite activity. Remove any mulch that contacts the siding or obscures a clear view of your home's foundation and never install foam board insulation below grade. Every year, check around your home and make sure that water is still flowing away from your foundation, that any wood, mulch or other cellulose is well away from your foundation, that you have a clear view of the foundation all the way around the house, and that the basement or crawlspace is still relatively dry. And finally, cut down those dead trees.
CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 6B HomeownersÂ Guide Madison Enterprise-Recorder Â€ Friday, July 25, 2014
HomeownersÂ Guide Madison Enterprise-Recorder Â€ Fr iday, July 25, 2014 7B Plumbing Fixes: DIY Or Call The Plumber? By Lynette Norris Greene Publishing, Inc.When U.S. home inspectors compiled a list of the top ten problems most frequently faced by homeowners, four had to do with the damaging effects of water: improper ground surface grading and drainage; damage from leaking roofs; poor ventilation resulting in too much interior humidity (an open door for mold and mildew) and plumbing issues. While the first three can be expensive or labor intensive or both, and often require hiring professionals, many problems with plumbing, especially small ones, can be easily fixed by homeowners. With plumbing, think of the adage about an ounce of prevention being worth a pound of cure. Yes, it's old as the hills, but it's particularly apropos with plumbing. A regular schedule of inspecting all the pipes, sinks and other plumbing fixtures in your house will go a long way toward spotting small problems before they turn into major disasters. Set up a schedule you can keep Â– once a week is ideal, but few people prob ably have time for that. Try to make it at least once a month. Mark it off on a calendar, on the refrigerator or some other easily visible place as a reminder. What To Look For: Check all the exposed pipes in the house, including the pipes under the sinks and behind the toilets, for signs of moisture. Condensation on metal pipes is normal during warm, humid weather, so check during cooler weather as well. Look for signs of oxidation (rust) around brass or copper fittings, or mold/mildew on undersides of sinks, especially around the drain fittings. Check the contents of under-sink vanities in the bathroom and under-sink cabinets in the kitchen for dampness. If the pipes appear to be leaking at the joints, try tightening them and using a sealant. If the pipes have holes, buy a new pipe. Repairs just don't work with holes; you'll have to take out the old pipe and replace it with the new one. Have plenty of towels or a bucket ready to catch the water in the trap, or if the pipe is a water supply line, make sure you shut off the water valve first. Whether or not you do it yourself or call a plumber depends on how confident you are in your abilities, or whether or not you have the time, or whether or not you want to deal with it. Turn on the shower to check the drain. Draw some water into all the sinks to see if the drain is working or if it's running a little slow. Slow drains can mean a clog building up. The tool of choice for dealing with most sink and shower clogs is a Zipit (available at Walmart or most hardware stores), a long, thin, flexible white plastic stick (works like a plumber's snake) with ...Story Continued On 11B...
CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 8B HomeownersÂ Guide Madison Enterprise-Recorder Â€ Friday, July 25, 2014 V i s i t U s F o r A l l Y o u r H o m e & G a r d e n N e e d s 6868 US Highway 129 Â€Live Oak, Fl Â€ 32060 (386) 330-2488 Madison County Has ÂGranny TaxÂŽ Exemption For Homeowners By Lynette Norris Greene Publishing, Inc.Many middle-age homeowners are part of the Â“sandwich generation,Â” families who are raising children and caring for elderly parents at the same time, or they may have finished raising their children but now find themselves in the role of caregivers once again for elderly parents, in-laws or grandparents. If the children are still at home, or if the family downsized after the children left the nest, or if the elderly parents or grandparents just need the extra room (in most cases, the families may add a bedroom and bathroom, or perhaps even a small kitchen. It all depends on what accommodations they need, can afford or want to provide. Or, as allowed in the county, they may apply for permission to add a mobile home to their property to house elderly parents). Any additions or improvements, will, of course, increase the value of the home, and in turn increase the ad valorum property tax due. To help owners of a homesteaded property in this situation, Madison County has an ordinance on the books that allows for a temporary tax exemption for a new addition to a home to accommodate elderly biological or adoptive parents, grandparents or inlaws, as long as at least one of the elderly couple is 62 or older, and for as long as they live in the new addition. Madison first adopted this exemption, Ordinance No. 2003-131, in November of 2003. It became effective Jan. 1, 2004, and it provides tax relief on the ad valorum property tax value that would normally be assessed for improvement to the property, for as long as the elderly parent or parents are living in the new quarters; in other words, it is temporary, and once the elderly parents/grandparents pass away, the exemption will no longer apply. Any additional square footage and improvements added to the house will be once again taxed with the rest of the house. If the property is in the county, where a mobile home has been added for elderly parents, homeowners will not be taxed on the mobile home while the seniors are living there, but once they pass, the exemption goes away as well. This exemption is not retroactive and cannot be applied to any improvements made or construction done in earlier years after the exemption passed. The rules apply only to new construction, and it must be on homesteaded property. The construction must be properly permitted and must comply with all local land development regulations. Copies of all permits, the certificate of occupancy, and plans must be submitted to ...Story Continued On 9B...
CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK HomeownersÂ Guide Madison Enterprise-Recorder Â€ Frid ay, July 25, 2014 9B Property Appraiser Leigh Barfield's office. The construction must be completed no later than Jan. 1 of the year in which the exemption is requested. For example, if you want to apply for the Â“granny tax exemptionÂ” on any addition for your parents or grandparents that you are working on right now, that construction must be finished and the elderly relatives moved in and permanently residing there no later than Jan. 1, 2015, the first year for which you can apply for the exemption. You must file for that exemption (along with any other exemptions you may be entitled to) no later than March 1, 2015. You must file for this exemption every year. It is not automatically renewable, and you must file each year by the March 1 deadline. The amount of the tax reduction will be either A) the amount of increase in the assessed value of the home that results from the new construction, or B) 20 percent of the new total assessed value of the home, whichever is less. Homeowners who are considering new additions for elderly parents or grandparents and who have any questions, either about the granny tax exemption or any other tax exemptions they may be entitled to, are encouraged to call Madison County Property Appraiser Leigh Barfield's Office at (850) 973-6133, or stop by her office on the second floor of the Courthouse Annex. Granny Tax Continued From Page 8B
CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK 10B HomeownersÂ Guide Madison Enterprise-Recorder Â€ Friday, July 25, 2014 Water And Sewer Impact Fees Now Being Implemented By Jessie R. Box Greene Publishing, Inc. The City had a temporary moratorium on impact fees for the water and sewer systems and at the meeting on Tuesday, July 8 at 5:30 p.m., the commissionerÂ’s had a proposal to continue the temporary moratorium but it died for a lack of a second. Impact fees are onetime charges for a new connection to the water or sewer system. As of now, the City of Madison residents will pay an impact fee when they connect to the water or sewer system. City Manager Tim Bennett and City Attorney Clay Schnitker will look at the data and present the commissioners with a new impact fee. During the Water and Wastewater Rates and Impact Fee presentation by Sterling Carroll from the Florida Rural Water Association, at the meeting on Tuesday, June 24, it was recommended that $1,075 be charged for the water impact fee and $2,500 be charged for the sewer impact fee.
what looks like rows of teeth along the edges. Remove the drain filter in the shower, or take the pop-up drain out of the sink by unscrewing the nut connected to the drain below the sink, slide the Zipit down the drain and pull out whatever is clogging the pipe. It helps if you're not too squeamish and have a plastic bag or bucket on hand for whatever you pull up. Liquid drain cleaners don't work 100 percent of the time, and they contain toxic chemicals. This is especially important to note if you're on a septic tank. When it comes to your kitchen sink drain, once you have it cleared, keep it clear with drain filters, available at most hardware or plumbing supply stores (they look like bits of domed window screen in circular rims that fit your drains). Don't pour lard or grease into your sink, and once a week, pour a little boiling water down the drains to melt away any grease that has managed to get down there. If your faucets have aerators and the water pressure seems slow when you turn them on, unscrew the aerators and check them. Calcium deposits or other debris can clog the aerator holes. Clean away the debris and put them back on your faucets. If the aerators themselves are damaged, take them to your hardware store and get the right-sized replacements. Flush your toilets to see if they're working properly. If they're slow, there may be a clog building up. Use the plunger to dislodge the clog. As you flush, check around the base of the toilet for water leaking out. This can mean a faulty or worn wax seal that needs replacing. Sometimes, the leak might be just below the floor level where you can't see the water, so look for darkening linoleum or other changes in the color of the floor covering around the toilet base...especially if it appears to be spreading slowly outward. Don't let this go too long, or you'll be dealing with damaged flooring in addition to a leaky toilet. As for replacing the wax seal, this is something most homeowners can do, but it requires help to lift a toilet off the floor and put it back. If you are confident in your ability to do that and make sure the toilet is firmly seated on the floor and level, this can be a DIY project. On the other hand, it can be a tedious backbreaker and it's hard to manage alone. In that case, you may find it worth the investment to call a plumber. If the toilet runs constantly, check the toilet tank and make sure the ball-and-flapper or other types of flush assemblies are working properly. If they need replacement, these assemblies come in kits at homeimprovement stores. If your faucets are leaking, the problem could be worn out washers or o-rings. It's a simple fix, and something that shouldn't be allowed to go on too long, especially if it's the hot water tap. You'll be wasting not only the water, but the energy required to heat that water. Shut off the water supply valve, disassemble the faucet and take the washers or o-rings to the store to make sure you get the correct sized replacements. Some experts say that lubricating your faucet parts with petroleum jelly will make them last longer. For more simple plumbing fixes you can do on your own, check out DIY websites such as How-StuffWorks.com, or look over DIY project books that deal with plumbing issues at most home improvement stores. CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK HomeownersÂ GuideMadison Enterprise-Recorder Â€ Friday, July 25, 2014 11B Cal U Toda! Call us today to chat with one of our Metal Roof Specialists and Â“nd out how a Premium Metal Roof will not only add incredible curb appeal to your project, but will also help you save BIG on your next energy bill! 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