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The Madison enterprise-recorder
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INDEX: Viewpoints: 2  Community: 4-6  Daycamps: 7  History: 8  School: 9  Health: 10-11  Puzzle Page: 12  Classieds & Public Notices: 13 Enterprise-RecorderEst. 1865  156 Years of Serving Madison CountyThe Madison  Friday, April 9, 2021  No. 32  75¢ + tax Lazaro Aleman In case anyone missed the news, Florida residents age 16 and older are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccination. Executive Order 21-79, which the governor signed late last week, lowered the age of those eligible for the vaccination effective Monday, April 5. Per the Florida Department of Health (FDOH), the Moderna and Janssen (Johnson and Johnson) Vaccines now available to persons 16 and olderRick Patrick On Saturday, March 27, numerous citizens gathered in the morning hours at the Winn-Dixie parking lot in order to help make Madison a bit more attractive. Dozens of citizens from several organizations took to the streets to pick up trash and litter that had been tossed out by others. “Clean Up Madison” has been an annual event for several years. The project began after Ed Meggs, from Madison County Community Bank heard from a business man who had considered Madison as a location to bring his business. At the time, Meggs was involved with the Madison County Development Council and, as such, was tasked with bringing new businesses to Madison. Unbeknownst to Meggs and the rest of the council, this potential business leader looked at Madison and was not impressed with what he saw. He later told Meggs that the amount of litter on the streets and roadways was a contributing factor in his decision to not consider Madison. This served as an inspiration for Meggs to do something to address this problem. From everyone's estimation, this year's efforts were at least as productive, if not more, than last year's. Although everyone's work is certainly appreciated, it is hoped that soon, projects such as “Clean Up Madison” will no longer be needed. Alyssa Ridenour Due to the construction of the new grocery store, the Town of Greenville will be closing down roads beginning on Monday, April 12 and Tuesday, April 13. The roads affected will be Onslow Street, and sections of Old Mission Avenue will be gated off. Access will be prohibited for the general public. ATTENTION! Road closures in GreenvilleRick Patrick The Tallahassee Democrat has published its 2021 All-Big Bend boys basketball team and the listing contains a pair of familiar names. Will Sullivan, from Aucilla Christian Academy was named to the Þ rst team. Zechariah Jones, from Madison County High School was named to the second team. One Cowgirl, Dakayla Hopkins was named to the second team girls All-Madison County athletes named to All-Big Bend teams Madison County Sheriff's OfÞce Contributor Madison County Sheriff David Harper reports that on Friday, April 2, at approximately 6:28 p.m., Corporal S. Deming attempted a traf Þ c stop on a white four-door sedan for speeding while traveling north on South State Road 53. Cpl. Deming activated his blue lights and siren to initiate the traf Þ c stop, and the vehicle continued to travel north. The vehicle appeared to yield several times but continued traveling onto several different roadways in an attempt to elude Cpl. Deming. The vehicle eventually turned south onto Louisiana Terrace and while the vehicle remained in motion the driver exited, causing the vehicle to crash into a mobile home. The driver continued to ß ee on foot in an easterly direction as Cpl. Deming pursued on foot. Cpl. Deming located the driver on a front porch of a separate mobile home and utilizing his drawn Taser instructed the driver to the ground at which time the driver complied and was taken into custody without further incident. The driver was identi Þ ed as Michael Rufus Cooks, age 36 of Madison. A search of the vehicle discovered a substance Ground pursuit ends in drug bust See "Drug bust” on page 3 See "Athletes” on page 3 See "Vaccines” on page 3 See "Madison” on page 3 Michael Cooks Zechariah Jones from Madison County High School was named to the second team All-Big Bend Boys Basketball Team by the Tallahassee Democrat. [Rick Patrick/Greene Publishing, Inc.] Will Sullivan, from Aucilla Christian Academy was named to the Þrst team All-Big Bend Boys Basketball Team by the Tallahassee Democrat. [Aucilla Christian Academy/Courtesy] Concerned citizens from around Madison County gathered at the Winn Dixie parking lot on Saturday, March 27, for the annual Cle an Up Madison event. [Rick Patrick/Greene Publishing, Inc.] Madison gets a clean-up


I'm sure I have shared with you before that often it is quite a challenge to come up with something to write that is worthy of our weekly visits. I figure, if you are going to welcome me into your house to your kitchen table, living room, or where ever you may be when you read this; it needs to be the best I can offer. Whenever I look for something humorous, I don't look for “jokes” so much as I try to keep my eyes open for humorous things that happen around me. I think, more often than not, they happen all around any of us; we just need to open our eyes to them. I have found that kids often provide a great deal of humorous material that is usually easy to use. One such event happened at a recent softball game at the high school. It's no secret that I thoroughly enjoy going to softball and baseball games. Sometimes I tell people that I feel a little guilty getting paid to cover the games. Of course, not nearly guilty enough to turn down my paycheck every couple of weeks. While I'm at the games, I will often avail myself of a hot dog or sausage dog during the game. After all, what's a baseball or softball game without a hot dog or sausage dog? Probably a baseball or softball game to watch while hungry, which isn't nearly as entertaining. Plus, frequenting the concession stand helps support the kids and the athletic program. I'm always one to try and help support the kids and the athletic program. So, I was at the softball game and at the concession stand waiting on my french fries (If you're gonna get a hot dog, you might as well get french fries, too! Right?) when a couple of youngsters placed their order for some Cheetos and a drink. As they are standing there, another young tike of about three years of age asked if one of the boys in the group would get him some “red Doritos.” The older boy looked at him and said, “Dude, I don't even know you.” Not to be deterred, the little guy went to another person and asked “Do you have any money?” This second person (Who will remain nameless here, because I know he had money on him.) answered in the negative. This persistent little guy walked away, but was far from ready to throw in the towel, especially with a bag of “red Doritos” at stake. A couple of moments later, this little fellow proudly returned to the concession stand and placed his order for the Doritos in the red bag. The person manning the concession stand asked if the youngster had a dollar and he said “Yes ma'am.” He then proudly produced a bank ATM receipt. I guess that served as proof enough that someone had possessed a dollar at some point of time. The concession stand woman laughed and handed the little fellow his prized red bag of Doritos. I reached in my wallet and attempted to give a dollar to the concession stand woman. She insisted that she could take care of it as she slipped a dollar into the register. We both enjoyed a good laugh at this. I told her, “That was more than a dollar's worth of entertainment right there.” About this same time, an adult walked up to the concession stand to hand over a “real” dollar for the little guy's “red Doritos.” The concession stand woman told him it was already taken care of. This is an honest-to-good true story. I'm not nearly talented enough to make this up. Have a great day and enjoy some “red Doritos” here on the “Sunny Side.” All it will cost you is an ATM receipt, or a dollar, whichever you can get. Hot dogs are extra.Nelson A. Pryor : Guest Columnist “I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. Just 31 Words The War Between the States had ended, in 1865. Our country was still disunited, mainly, because of the North’s reconstruction policies that engendered so much mendacity from the carpetbaggers. 1892 It was in 1892, that a Christian minister, penned The Pledge, the pledge that bridged the chasm between the youth of America, and made us whole. That minister, Francis Bellamy, penned what became known as The Pledge of Allegiance, using just 31 words. He penned the Pledge of unity for the observance of the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus’s arrival in the Americas. Writing for his general interest magazine, Youth’s Companion, the pledge caught on and became a mainstay for schoolchildren to recite each day. Unity Schools purchased flags for students to recite to, in keeping with adults who concluded that as a society, we needed to bridge the difficulties of the past. Unity, and patriotism, had taken a leap forward. From the schools, the flag and the pledge, became predominant in our culture. It’s still a government school tradition to say the pledge each morning, though the accompanying gesture has switched from an outstretched hand to a hand-over-heart salute. For many, it’s still a part of the fabric of American society. We all grew up with it in our schools and our scout meetings and at so many events. 1923 At a National Flag Conference in 1923, several organizations suggested a modification in the pledge. The words “my flag” were initially used, but it was thought that “the flag of the United States” should be substituted, in an effort to further boost American unity and patriotism. Under God “Under God,” the pledge’s last revision, was added 31 years later. Tensions at the time were high between these united States and the Soviet Union, a menacing and god less society. In 1952, a Catholic group called the Knights of Columbus urged Congress to add “under God” to the pledge. The effort stalled. But the Reverend George Docherty, a Presbyterian minister, spoke to power when he preached about it at his D. C. church, on Feb. 7, 1954. In the congregation that day, as a special guest, was President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Support picked up quickly, due to that opportune moment, and Congress got the message and passed a resolution that spring to add the words. Eisenhower signed it into a law on June 14, on Flag Day, making the pledge complete. Rick Patrick ColumnistFrom the sunny side: Anybody have a dollar?Passing Parade: Binding up our wounds! Scouts say the pledgeVIEWPOINTS & OPINIONS2 ~ Friday, April 9, 2021 The Madison Enterprise-Recorder It has been said that "little hinges swing big doors and tiny keys open big vaults." I believe this could not be a more truer statement. Oftentimes it seems that we somehow get so overwhelmed with the BIG task(s) at hand or the huge "to-do" list that we find ourselves completely stripped of any sanity that we somehow managed to regain from yesterday's mountain of pressures. I would submit to you that as stated at the onset of this writing that little hinges really DO swing big doors. It's not always the BIG accomplishments that we need to chip away at that can bring us to a sigh of relief. Instead, try working at a couple small ones. One completed project will oftentimes motivate us to chip away at another, then another and then another! Here's this week's take-away from this article: 1. The smallest changes in our lives or daily routines can make the biggest difference. 2. The proverbial drowning in an ocean depth of metaphorical stress is nothing more than a bunch of single water droplets compiled into one. 3. A tiny key opens big vaults. You can muster up all the energy, strength and stamina you can compile in an attempt to open that heavy door you have been hoping for, but if you let the hinge do its job, it only take a slight push! Until next time! Deeper Wells: Little hinges swing big doors MITCHALL SMITH Guest Columnist (850) 464-1230 € Ponds € Demolition € Culverts € Grading € Fill Dirt € Milling € County Spec Driveways


Volunteers loaded bags of trash onto trucks for disposal during the “Clean Up Madison” event. [Ferrovial Services/Courtesy] Phone: (850) 973-4141 Email: Mail: P.O. Drawer 772 Madison, Fla. 32341 Office: 1695 S SR 53 Madison, Fla. 32340How to reach usContact us with your comments... If you have any questions or concerns, call us at (850) 973-4141 or visit our website at Newsroom Publisher: Emerald Greene Parsons General Manager: Cheltsie Holbrook Reporters Rick Patrick Mickey Starling Alyssa Ridenour Advertising Advertising Specialist Jeanette Dunn Ina Thompson Classifieds/Notices Amber Albritton Graphic Design/Layout Kellee Marshall Ad Design/Layout Amber Albritton CirculationM-F: 8 a.m. 5 p.m. Subscription Rates Basic: $60 per year Basic Plus: $70 per year All Access: $90 E-Pub: $35 Postmaster:Send address changes to Greene Publishing, Inc., P.O. Drawer 772, Madison, Fla. 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 six months from the date they are dropped off. Greene Publishing, Inc . will not be responsible for photos beyond said deadline.Classi“eds & Notices ads Deadline for classi“eds is Monday at 3 p.m. Deadlines for notices advertisements are Monday & Wednesday at 3 p.m. There will be a $10 charge for affidavits. Serving Madison Since 1865 A weekly newspaper [USPS 177 400] designed for the express reading pleasure of the people of its circulation area, be they past, present or future residents. Published weekly by Greene Publishing Inc ., 1695 South SR 53, Madison, Fla. 32340. Periodicals postage paid at the Post Of“ce in Madison, Fla. 32340. 2019 Award Winning Newspaper FROM PAGE ONEThe Madison Enterprise-Recorder Friday, April 9, 2021 ~ 3 Þ eld tested as cocaine, along with paraphernalia. The Florida Highway Patrol was contacted and worked the crash. Cooks was charged with ß eeing/attempt to elude, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving while license suspended with knowledge. Incident to arrest, Cooks also had two outstanding warrants that he was charged with: violation of probation on an original charge of aggravated assault on a law enforcement of Þ cer with a deadly weapon and violation of probation on an original charge of traf Þ cking in a controlled substance. Drug bust Cont. from page 1 Big Bend team. Sullivan averaged 22.3 points per game and 17.9 rebounds per game while playing for the Warriors. Jones averaged 15 points per game and 13.8 rebounds per game for the Cowboys. Hopkins averaged 11.5 points per game and 12.7 rebounds per game playing for the Cowgirls. Each year, the Tallahassee Democrat recognizes the top athletes in the area in various sports with their All-Big Bend teams. Athletes Cont. from page 1 vaccines are authorized for persons age 18 and older. And the Pfizer vaccine is authorized for persons age 16 and up. An added condition for individuals under age 18 to receive the vaccine is that a guardian must accompany them and they must complete the COVID-19 consent form. Locally, moreover, the Florida Department of Health in Madison County (FDOH-Madison) will not presently be offering the vaccine to anyone under age 18. The FDOH-Madison also announced that it would offer a limited number of the one-shot Johnson and Johnson vaccines to the public at their facility, but the date for that has not been set yet. The department made the announcement last week, saying it would offer Johnson and Johnson vaccines to the first 200 people to arrive at their event in Greenville on Friday, April 9, located on SW Onslow Street, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The department asks that anyone who is interested in getting the Johnson and Johnson shot call the department at (850) 973-5000, and press one for the COVID hotline to register for the vaccine. “Johnson and Johnson vaccines are limited, unless they send us more,” said Lisa Hayes, public information officer for the FDOHMadison. Vaccines Cont. from page 1 Madison Cont. from page 1 Madison County Chamber of Commerce Contributor Vendors are needed for the Madison County Chamber of Commerce celebration of the 40th anniversary of Down Home Days, in downtown Madison, on Saturday, April 24, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. We would love more vendors to give a greater offering of products to our attendees. Check out our website at www.Madison ß .org or www.visitmadison ß .com for the vendor application and information letter. Applications close Monday, April 12. This year’s event will offer food, vendors, children’s activities, car show, Box Car Derby Race, Pickleball Tournament, good-old-fashion Pie Baking Contest, Corn Hole Tournament and much, much more. Downtown businesses, retailers and restaurants will be offering specials and selling unique items. Volunteers are needed to help out at a number of activities. Please call or email the Madison County Chamber of Commerce at (850) 973-2788, or email chamber@madison ß .org. Chamber searches for Down Home Days volunteers The community of Lee was included in the “Clean Up Madison” event. [Ferrovial Services/Courtesy] Ed Meggs, from Madison County Community Bank, speaks to volunteers before heading out to help “Clean Up Madison” by removing litter from roadways around Madison County. [Rick Patrick/Greene Publishing, Inc.] Madison County Commissioner Ronnie Moore (left) and Madison County Clerk of the Courts Billy Washington prepare to make a difference by helping to clean up litter on Saturday, March 27. [Rick Patrick/Greene Publishing, Inc.] The Madison City Commission was well represented during the “Clean Up Madison” event. Pictured, from left to right, are : Mayor Terry Johnson, Commissioner Jim Catron, Commissioner Judy Townsend and Commissioner Ina Thompson. [Madison City Commissioners/Courtesy] Ina Thompson (left) and Wanda Ashley (right) did their part by helping to make Madison County more beautiful. [Rick Patrick/Greene Publishing, Inc.]


Alyssa Ridenour Caelynn Suarez is the 12-yearold daughter of Frank and Christynn Suarez. While looking around in Daisy and Dukes, next to Norris Cafe, Caelynn became excited as she looked at all the clothing and different types of fashion. At one point, she told her parents that she wanted a fashion store, too. In November of 2020, her parents decided to surprise her with an early Christmas present; a new fashion store that would be family owned and operated. However, there was still a lot of work left to do, and the grand opening wasn't held until Friday, March 26, with their Þ rst of Þ cial full day of business on the following Saturday. Caelynn enjoys working in the fashion industry and loves helping customers, too. She is often working the register or guiding customers to their perfect blouse or dress. At the moment, the store offers primarily female clothing. However, they are working on a back area, called the “Man Cave,” where they will stock men's clothing as well. This area will be dedicated to current service members and veterans. They hope to create a business where anyone can come in and Þ nd what they are looking for; young girls, men, women, plus sized and slim built individuals. The family's goal is to bring people together by creating a place to shop for clothes for any occasion. Caelynn hopes to one day become a psychiatrist. However, as of right now, she is enjoying her role in the family store that was opened by her parents in her honor. “Even if she is a psychiatrist one day, she can still have her store,” said her mother, Christynn. Caelynn's parents reiterated that Mimosa is Caelynn's store. Being involved in a family business gives Caelynn the opportunity to learn critical life skills that will help her get ahead in life. She will gain experience in business management, inventory, Þ nances, stocking, accounting, etc. Having run her own store will provide her with a running list of quali Þ cations when applying for future jobs. Caelynn's parents hope that other children her age will be inspired by her to one day open their own businesses and chase their dreams as well. They also plan on encouraging education by one day awarding a $500 scholarship to a graduating senior in honor of their daughter. Originally from Clermont, Fla. the family stumbled upon Madison coincidentally. As they were traveling through one day, they fell in love with the small town and the plethora of local family-run businesses. As they stopped by Daisy and Dukes, Caelynn felt inspired by the clothing section, and her family decided Madison was the place for them. After returning to Madison County, they opened Mimosa Fashion Boutique, where customers can enjoy a refreshing Mimosa while they browse. The mimosas are made with passion fruit juice, which is traditional in the family's Cuban culture. Mimosa is located at 114 SW Range Ave., in Madison. For more information, visit their website at , or call them at (850) 757-0023. Madison welcomes new fashion boutique: MimosaCOMMUNITY4 ~ Friday, April 9, 2021 The Madison Enterprise-Recorder ation Nutrition C c SNAP Edu FREE F E D NU TRI T C lasses REE S NAP n to S tretch Food Dollar Kid DU C A TI O N T I O N C LA SS E S L ear n Yo u r P Participating in My Plate for My Family is o 12:00 p Time: 11:00am Classes begin April 28, 2 P r e F r i e n Wit h Ve ne way to p m 2 021 e pare Kid n dl y Snacks h Fr ui t and eg e t ab l es r ease your Activity I nc r A C lasse s S o c ia Mask C Max r ia.blai c patri Email: Call to Register: Patricia Blair (850) 601-6164 Madison, FL 32340 218 SW Third Avenue Florida Department of Health Madison healthy family meals. teach ways to save money and time while preparing educators will provide fun, interactive classes and show your family how much you care. Nutrition Activity s he l d w i th C D C a l D i s t a n c in g & G u i del i n es f o r C ov i d-1 9 . classsi ze is10 Max pa class si ze is 10 a rtc i p an t s. On Friday, March 26, Mimosa Fashion Boutique had their grand opening and ribbon cutting with the Madison County Chamber of Commerce. Pictured, from left to right, are: Byron Poore, Kathy Bass, Terry Johnson, Marlene SquiresSwanson, Lucas Suarez, Jaiden Suarez, Frank Suarez, Caelynn Suarez, Christynn Suarez and Kaitlynn Culpepper. [Cheltsie Holbrook/Greene Publishing, Inc.] Mimosa Fashion Boutique has a lot in store for the future and is continuing to plan further growth. [Alyssa Ridenour/Greene Publishing, Inc.] Caelynn and her parents, Frank and Christynn Suarez, cut the ribbon during the ribbon cutting for their new store, Mimosa Fashion Boutique. Pictured, from left to right, are: Christynn Suarez, Frank Suarez, Caelynn Suarez and Terry Johnson. [Cheltsie Holbrook/Greene Publishing, Inc.] Mimosa Fashion Boutique is a family owned and operated clothing store. Pictured, from the left to right, are: Felicia Suarez, Frank Suarez, Caelynn Suarez, Christynn Suarez, Jaiden Suarez and Lucas Suarez. [Alyssa Ridenour/Greene Publishing, Inc.] Mimosa


Congratulations to David King, who graduated from Army Basic Training on Thursday, April 8, 2021. After graduation, King was sent to Fort Huachuca in Arizona to complete his training as an Unmanned Aircraft Systems Repairer. Your family is proud of you and we miss you! King graduates Army Basic TrainingAlyssa Ridenour The bicycle safari, originally scheduled for Friday, April 9, through Sunday, April 11, has been cancelled. Bicycle Safari canceledDanny Federico The Suwannee River Economic Council, Inc. is offering no-contact energy assistance for residents of Hamilton, Suwannee, Lafayette, Columbia, Madison, Bradford, Dixie, Gilchrist, Taylor and Union Counties. Applications for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) are available online to be processed remotely so applicants don't have to go to their local office. To apply online, please visit , go to the “programs” tab and click on “LIHEAP/Emergency Services.” Those who are interested in applying should make sure to have the necessary documents ready for submission. Photos, screenshots and downloads are acceptable as long as the images are clear and legible. Necessary documents include: • I.D./D.L. for everyone over 18 • Social security cards for everyone in household • All proof of income for anyone over 18; wages (last 30 days) • SSI/SSD/SSA 2021 benefit letter; child support (last 30 days) • TANF (Temporary Cash Assistance/Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) • Retirement • Self-employment statement • Unemployment and/or stimulus check • Statement from contributor if money is received from a friend/family member (last 30 days) • Statement for lack of employment (include last date and amount paid) • Most recent food stamp letter/printout • Electric bill/propane or natural gas bill • Account holders I.D. or D.L. • Valid lease, shelter verification form, or proof of ownership (Public and Income based housing must provide Utility Allowance). If you are not the account holder, make sure to download the forms and have the account holder sign before completing the application. For more LIHEAP application information, call Katie Garza at (352) 4632940 extension 225. Online LIHEAP applications available COMMUNITYFriday, April 9, 2021 ~ 5 The Madison Enterprise-Recorder The Madison County Tax Collector’s office will close at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, April 13, through 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 14, to install new equipment. Madison County Tax Collector 229 SW Pinckney St. Madison, Fla. 32340 (850) 973-6136 card! Call to p lace y ou r Enter p rise-Recor d Th e Ma dison T S A A I E P S E E E T E E H T H R C I L I S d er 6425 NW Lovett Rd. • Gr e 7 5 7 C all G ene Da y ( 8 5 0 ) 9 4 8 4 Tree Removal • Bush Ho ggi Free Estimates • Tree Trimmin g • D e e enville, Fla. 3233 1 • Cell:(850)464 0386 7 i n g • Stum p Grindin g e bris Clean U p • Aerial Device He r our Yo Pla c Y e r Ad c e Jail Report April 1 April 6 April 1 Rufus Wyche – Reckless driving/first offense, disorderly intoxication in a public place/cause for DUI April 2 Dallas Choice – Violation of parole Michael Cooks – Flee and elude with sirens and lights active, violation of probation/aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer with a deadly weapon, violation of probation/trafficking in a controlled substance, possession/sale of a controlled substance-cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving while license suspended with knowledge Justin Rocco – Failure to appear/possession of drug paraphernalia April 3 Michael Montoya – Resist or obstruct officer without violence (three cnts.), possession of drug paraphernalia or equipment, driving while license suspended, no tag or expired tag Robert Small – Out of state fugitive/Lowndes Co. Ga. (three cnts.) April 4 Roosevelt Adams – Tampering with evidence, alcoholic beverages sold without license (two cnts.) April 5 Marvin Davis – Driving with license suspended with knowledge Otis Simpson – Hold for sentencing Lyndon Pate – Driving while license suspended April 6 William Herbert – Disorderly intoxication, misuse of 911 Amari Glover – Out of county warrant/Sumter Co. Penelope Allen – Out of county warrant/violation of probation, out of county warrant/failure to appear/Live Oak, Fla. Congratulations


Alyssa Ridenour On Thursday, April 1, members of the Madison Garden Club gathered for an early celebration of Easter Sunday. President Jackie Brown called the meeting to order at 11:30 a.m. and welcomed members to another month of operation. As usual, the members opened up with the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance, followed by the singing of “God Bless America,” with Sally Johnson playing the piano. Peggy Rykard, whose birthday is in the month of April, remained standing while the club sang “Happy Birthday,” to her, chuckling as they ended the song with the words “and many more.” Once everyone was seated, Brown returned to the podium and reminded those in attendance that the annual dues must be paid by the end of April for members to be included in the annual Garden Club book. She urged anyone who still needed to pay their dues to see Muriel Odom to make a payment. Brown then asked all guests to rise and introduce themselves. After the introductions concluded, Brown welcomed Thelma Dehart to the podium to give the devotional and lead the members in prayer. She gave a very heartfelt devotional, as she does every month. Once the standard formalities had concluded, Jan Ledsome announced Yard of the Month. This month was different from prior months, because she awarded two Yards of the Month instead of just one. The winners were Linda Latta and Sally Johnson. After reviewing and accepting the treasurer's report and the secretary's report, the club moved on to discussing old business. Amanda Rhoden, whose husband lost a long battle with PTSD, had been receiving help from the community with completing the renovations on her home that she and her husband had been working on prior to his passing. The Garden Club contacted her, offering to landscape her property. However, Rhoden stated that she is currently on overload at the moment and will have to contact them when her life settles down a bit more. In addition to this, Brown announced that the Garden Club's Craft and Plant Sale that had originally been slated for Saturday, May 1, was rescheduled to Saturday, May 15, due to the Woman's Club building having already been booked for the originally planned date. Brown also brought good news about the event, informing members that Cindi and Dan Perron would be providing complimentary music for the event. Any other musicians who would like to play at the event are encouraged to reach out. As part of their event, the club will be having a rummage sale, where they will donate all proceeds to the Boyz to Kings program. While still on the topic of old business, Brown announced that they have ordered new Yard of the Month signs. She also informed members that the District Garden Club meeting was rescheduled to Thursday, May 13 due to a conflict with the meeting date of the Madison Garden Club. The District Garden Club meeting is when all the garden clubs in district three meet. Brown also discussed potentially planning a road trip to Wynn's Day Lilies. The trip was originally scheduled for last year in June but was halted due to COVID. The club then moved into the blessing for lunch. Dehart blessed the food and members quickly filed into line with their plates to feast on fried chicken, squash casserole and green beans. For dessert, they had cupcakes and easter egg chocolates. Refreshments consisted of sweet and unsweet tea and water. After lunch, Elizabeth Sullivan talked to the club about the plant of the month, the amaryllis -a vibrant red flower, native to South Africa. After discussing the plant of the month, members of the garden club began parading around the room in their easter hats while the judges observed in search of winners for different categories. Linda Hoyt won most unusual easter hat. Peter Wooley won most handsome, Bonnie Rolf won cutest, Coral Ohl won sexiest and Grace Deckwith won club favorite. With this, the meeting was adjourned. The next Madison Garden Club meeting will be held on Thursday, May 6 at 11:30 a.m. Guests are asked to arrive early to find seating and sign in or join the club. The next meeting will include the installation of officers for the new term. The Madison Garden Club encourages people of all ages, male and female, to join. While the club is primarily made up of women, there is no requirement other than to love nature. So, if you love Madison County and want to be a part of its beautification, join the Madison Garden Club. Annual dues are $30. For more information, call Jackie Brown at (850) 929-4759. Garden Club gets creative with Easter-themed hat contestCOMMUNITY6 ~ Friday, April 9, 2021 The Madison Enterprise-Recorder Financially, many of us associate the spring with taxes – but we should also associate December with important IRA deadlines. This year, like 2020, will see a few changes and distinctions. Dec. 31, 2021, is the deadline to take your Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) from certain individual retirement accounts. May 17, 2021, is the deadline for making 2020 annual contributions to a traditional IRA, Roth IRA and certain other retirement accounts. This extension from the traditional April 15 deadline follows an extension of the traditional tax deadlines. Some people may not realize when they can make their IRA contribution. You can make a yearly IRA contribution between Jan. 1 of the current year and April 15 of the next year. Accordingly, you can make your IRA contribution for 2021 any time from Jan. 1, 2021 to April 15, 2022. Thanks to the SECURE Act, a person can open or contribute to a Traditional IRA past age 70½ as long as they have taxable income. If you are making a 2021 IRA contribution in early 2022, you must tell the investment company hosting the IRA account for which year you are contributing. If you fail to indicate the tax year that the contribution applies to, the custodian firm may make a default assumption that the contribution is for the current year (and note exactly that to the I.R.S.) So, write “2022 IRA contribution” or “2021 IRA contribution,” as applicable, in the memo area of your check, plainly and simply. Be sure to write your account number on the check. If you make your contribution electronically, doublecheck that these details are communicated.IRA deadlines are approachingHere is what you need to knowOur column, “The Bush Wealth Advantage,” is our way of giving back to the community with all sorts of insights, relevant news and practical wealth planning strategies. Stacy Bush The Bush Wealth Advantage Coral Ohl won “sexiest” for her velvet black hat decorated in pearls and pinned on one side. She paired with a sleek black velvet jacket and a matching shirt. Ohl pulled the whole look together with pearl jewelry. [Alyssa Ridenour/Greene Publishing, Inc.] The members of the Madison Garden Club were all dressed up for easter, from head to toe. Shawn White was rocking pastel pink and white. [Alyssa Ridenour/Greene Publishing, Inc.] Linda Hoyt won “most unusual” for her Easter outt, which included a black hat with a brim that included a plaid oral pattern. The back of the hat was decorated with pink owers and feathers. [Alyssa Ridenour/Greene Publishing, Inc.] Peter Wooley won “most handsome” for his very well put together dress suit, which included a black, red and white theme. [Alyssa Ridenour/Greene Publishing, Inc.] Grace Deckwith was the club's “favorite,” with a large straw hat decorated with a variety of owers and paired with a oral blouse. [Alyssa Ridenour/Greene Publishing, Inc.] Bonnie Rolfe won “cutest” for her Easter hat that included the easter bunny, baby chicks, eggs and it even had carrots growing through it. [Alyssa Ridenour/Greene Publishing, Inc.]


Beth Moore Contributor It is that time of year again, where summer break is lurking just around the corner. What do you have planned for your child? Sitting at home, playing video games all day, being bored and learning nothing? Well, Madison County 4-H might just have something that will interest you and your child. This summer, the 4-H Club will be offering several day camps, where youth can learn a few things and have some fun while learning. All camps will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 3:00 p.m. Currently, the University of Florida (following CDC guidelines) has mandated that all participants must wear a mask while participating in 4-H sponsored activities. Enroll your child in an upcoming day camp! COMMUNITYFriday, April 9, 2021 ~ 7 The Madison Enterprise-Recorder First United Methodist Church 348 SW Rutledge St. € Madison Pastor, Jack O. Tilk Wednesdays Wonderful Wednesday ................ 5:00 p.m. 6:30 p.m. (Ages 3rd 5th and 6th 12th) Sundays Sunday School ................................................ 9:45 a.m. Worship Service ............................................ 11:00 a.m. Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church A Friendly ChurchŽ Cherry Lake, Fl. € (850) 929-4355 Reverend Ralpheal Campbell Sunday School................................................ 9:45 a.m. Pastoral Sunday (1st and 3rd Sunday)....................... 11:00 a.m. Youth Church (2nd Sunday) ................................. 11:00 p.m. Pastoral Sunday (4th Sunday) ............................. 11:00 p.m. Cloverbud Adventure Camp June 7-10 (4 days) ages 5-7. Participants will enjoy fun and games, but will also be learning about science, animals and maki ng crafts. (Limit 12 participants). $15 per participant. Cloverbud Adventure Camp will be held at the IFAS Extension Of Þ ce. Adventures at Camp Cherry Lake June 14-17 (4 days only) ages 8-12. Participants will experience the fun and excitement of Camp Cherry Lake, without the over night stay. Activities include archery, crafts, swimming, kayaking, science and sports. Meet other kids from Taylor and Lafayette Counties. (Limit Mad ison County 15 participants). $15 per participant. Parents must drop-off and pick-up participants at Camp Cherry Lake, no transportation will be provided. Outdoor Adventures Camp June 21-24 (4 days only) ages 8-14. Participants will have the opportunity to do lots of exciting outdoor activities. Swimmin g, archery, air ri ß e, environmental science, Þ shing -just to name a few. (Limit 15 participants). $15 per participant. Parents must drop-off and pick-up participants at Ca mp Cherry Lake, no transportation will be provided. Relaxation Spa and Craft Camp July 19-21 ages 7-12. 3 Fun days Þ lled with relaxation spa and crafting fun. Enjoy mornings of spa activities (toes and nails, skin care fun, yoga) and fun crafts in the afternoon. (Limit 15 participants) $15 per participant. Environmental Science Camp July 26-29 (4 days) ages 8-12. Participants will learn lots of cool things about our environment. Animals, water, land/soil, plants, fun and games, too! (Limit 15 participants). $15 per participant. Due to continued COVID-19 concerns, the University of Florida has made the dif Þ cult decision to not have overnight camps this summer. We will not be having our regular Camp Cherry Lake overnight residential camp this year. Day camp registration opens Monday, April 12, 2021 at the Extension Of Þ ce. Spots Þ ll up fast! All campers will receive a summer camp t-shirt. For more information, please call Beth Moore at (850) 973-4138. Space is very limited this year and spots Þ ll up quickly! A special thanks to the Madison Kiwanis Club for the generous grant was given to Madison County 4-H to off-set the costs of camps and to keep the cost down for the families. (850) 973Ragans Family Campground (850) 973-8269 • 1051 SW Old St. Augustine Rd. I-10 Exit 258 • Madison, Fla. 32340 Family Camping at its Best Open Y Ye ear Round • Daily Activities • Camp Store • Free Wifi • 30 and T 50 Amp • Pull Through Sites • Cabin and Te e n t Sites Water park open full time after Memorial weekend! saf un f Ha v e a f fu fi i lled fe e summe r ! T o w n O f L e e E n j o y y o u r s u m m e r a n d b e s a f e ! 2 6 8 N E C R 2 5 5 € L e e , F l a . 3 2 0 5 9 ( 8 5 0 ) 9 7 1 5 8 6 7 Enjoy your Summer! Summer! Be safe!!


Mickey Starling In the weeks before Christmas of 1901, the joy of the season was diminished by a couple of tragedies in the area, as well as a bit of mischief. Madison's Marshal Dale was summoned to a field just outside of town after hearing that a body had been found there. Upon arrival, Dale and County Judge Martin located the body of an elderly man lying near the corner of a fence. A nearby resident said the man, later identified as Harvey Peacock, a resident of Lowndes County, was visiting folks in the neighborhood. After Dale was unable to identify any injuries on Peacock's body, it was assumed that he wandered off in the middle of the night and got lost. He laid down for the night and died from the cold. Just days later, a young man in neighboring Suwannee County, John McLeod, described as a bright and promising young man, was attempting to replace a belt on a rapidly revolving pulley. He was somehow caught in the pulley and was “snatched into eternity almost in the twinkling of an eye,” as The Live Oak Democrat reported. McLeod suffered breaks to his arm, leg and back. He also received a fractured skull, resulting in an almost instant death. As for mischief, that was found in abundance at the home of W.H. Dial, whose home was pilfered through by a thief in search of money. His search was cut short when he was discovered by a young girl who was in the residence. She announced his unwanted presence with a number of blood-curdling screams as she quickly exited the home. She was sufficiently loud enough to cause the thief to exit in the oppos ite direction. Nothing of much value was stolen, and after a good deal of tidying up, all was as good as new. Marshal Dale released his dogs, hoping to track the thief, but he was unsuccessful in locating the bandit. Tragedies and mischief mark Christmas of 1901HISTORY8 ~ Friday, April 9, 2021 The Madison Enterprise-Recorder April 7, 1961 Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Pinkard announce the arrival of a baby boy Monday, April 3, 2:24 a.m. at the Madison County Hospital, weighing 7 lbs and 5 oz. 1961 Seltzers sale flyer April 9, 1971 Carl W. Burnett clerk for the Middle Florida Baptist Association is retiring April 1, serving as clerk for many years he has been active in the work and faithful in his duties. NFJC Guidance director Miss Kathleen Van Alst congratulates Ford Foundation Scholarship winner Erna Pryor and tells Shirley Lauri, left, and Linda Roberts they earned honorable mention. April 10, 1981 ASCS County Exectuive Director Kenneth Carrol is snapped at a recent steak dinner for county and community committeemen with his lovely office staff: Mrs. Catheryn Haskell, Mrs. Sara Henderson and Mrs. Blanche Sevor. The girls had a bit of help in getting the steaks grilled, but they were in charge of the balance of the meal and did an excellent job. April 10, 1991 The 1991 FHA/Hero State Convention was held in Orlando. Attending from Madison Middle School were Stephanie Westerman, Angela Kelly, Diane Cherry, Valerie Bullard, Steva Ryals, Prince O’Hara, Leslie Greiner and Bill Bunting. All of these students attending were winners from the district competition that was held in February. Kiwanis Club of Madison receives new members. Mary Buchanan, club secretary, welcomes Stuart Fenneman, on the right and Liz Harris into membership of Kiwanis. Stuart serves as Coordinator of Special Programs for the Madison County Public School District. Liz is the owner and operator of Creatures Featured, a pet shop in the Desoto Crossing Shopping Center. al s o ive of to Low r Nic A i r Force Base , i n ry chols w a s l at e r tran sfe rr ed Amarillo. whilein exas.Nicholsals e T Air Force Base , B ase , a lis t so in n in g Ai r S. Hi g h af ter r over a y p rovide d C olora d A tothe than a y Base , w t r a n s f e r r . O N K P f or one y , , D e n ver .Nicholswas y ea r d p ersonnel su pp ort fo r d o S p rin g s, Colo., where he , in Academ y AirForce .Nicholswasthensent y ea r w here he remained for less F o r ce to Al tus Air red , h e was , ne year later y ear b e f ore return i ng to t he Co l o. , w h ere h e rema i ne d Thailand. , Zac and three children: Jenn y and his wife, Sharon, live in M out as a m e. I w e Force , ” r easons . years in He f or ove r g disch a r Josh . They hav , N.C. M ur p h y , Nichols man.” Presentl y , and I cam e e nt in as a bo y said Nichols. “It matured A ir . “I grew up i n t h e n t h e m ili tary f or man y i s apprec i at i ve f or hi s r s i x years . g e d i n 1973, a f ter serv i ng ls have S ponsore d b y : , y


Rose Knox Contributor One memory from the past that survives today is the old tradition of walking around in an old bone yard. Many people do not remember it, but that is what folks in America often did after the devastation and horri Þ c events following the American Civil War. Such an activity was practiced by Northerners and Southerners as a way to come to grips with that tremendous loss. North Florida College students recently participated in a tour of one of the oldest cemeteries in the state of Florida; Oakridge Cemetery, which is located in Madison. The purpose of the Þ eldtrip was to offer students insight into historical graves, which are connected to regional history. The excursion was likewise a culmination of a bigger study on southern writer William Faulkner, as well as a general history of the American South. During the tour of the cemetery, students stood over tombs of unnamed American Civil War soldiers who were wounded at the Battle of Olustee. The unnamed soldiers ultimately perished in a renowned antebellum mansion, Þ rst called Whitehall but known today as, The Smith-WardlawGoza mansion, located in the heart of Madison. Students also saw many old pioneer graves and learned how settlers from varying states ß ooded into the region not long after Florida became a territory. The fertile soil of the area was the biggest factor in such migrations. While lingering among the graves and considering the lives of those reposed there, the students also recited, by heart, the poem, “In a Disused Graveyard” by Robert Frost. Students too heard musings regarding sacri Þ ce from Walt Whitman. Whitman wrote, “. . . the dead, the dead, the dead, -our dead. . . South or North, ours all . . . our young men once so handsome and so joyous, taken from us. . . the in Þ nite dead. . . in some of the cemeteries nearly all the dead are unknown. . .” Whitman was correct even about this local cemetery, because the 31 soldiers buried in Oak ridge Cemetery are all nameless. Only the letters “CSA” mark their small tombs. Rose Knox, their instructor, is a regional writer. Her latest book, “Mastodons, Mansions and Antebellum Ghosts: Voices Rising up from Florida’s Red Hills,” published by the Florida Historical Society, covers some of the folkloric ideas of the Celts and of the Africans that she shared while standing over various tombs. She says, “I want students to know that they come from a rich history, and the melding of the various cultures is what de Þ nes us today. The Celtic and the African storytelling tradition is still alive in the American South, and many Southern ideas emerge in folksongs that speak of hardships and reveal linguistic traits reminiscent of the old world of Europe. Words like “yonder, reckon and ain’t” are words sometimes associated, for instance, with the aristocratic, noble class; some of those words that we think are merely Southern were used by William Shakespeare. I want students to understand the idea of sense of place, and realize how everything we do has a compelling history. And I want them to take note of the legendary Suwannee River that served as an important waterway for transporting cash crops, to places like England and to the Northern states; and how landscape, accents, folklore and superstition play out in songs and in works of art and in literature. Those ideas emerging from various cultures actively in ß uence their lives today, even if students have no awareness of it. I hope to create an awareness. I also want young people to know that a graveyard is full of history and that every soul there lived a life and there is such a fascinating story behind each tomb.” Several student photographers recorded scenes of the excursion, and here are a few excerpts of what some of them had to say of what they learned while taking the tour. According to Lance Thigpen, “Stretching over eleven acres, this quiet, gothic cemetery is ‘home’ to hundreds of people whose stories and lives are celebrated and memorialized on their headstones. While walking along, our teacher spoke of how the idea of ß owers around graves is an old superstition stemming from the ancient Celtic landscape of Scotland and Ireland and emerging also from the African continent. In order to please the wandering spirits, and to prohibit them from causing trouble outside their graves, loved ones would appease the spirits by placing ß owers on their graves. Though the living may pass on, their stories, and their lives will forever live on within the graveyard.” Bethany Mabey, another student, said of what she will remember of the tour. “Our instructor explained to us that the reason many human beings are afraid of death is because that it is the only journey that humans have to travel alone. At the end of our walk, she told us. ‘I hope that throughout your lives, you will stop, look at graveyards and realize each stone has a story a history.’” Tianna Knight commented on the Þ eldtrip stating, “Cemeteries are Þ lled with distinctive stories and experiences that span hundreds of years. Studying those stories will make a soul a much wiser person.” Just as Rose Knox’s teachers and mentors once shared stories with her, she knows the importance of passing these oral ideas along to others. Words from a famous Southern writer sum up what Knox knows. Eudora Welty reminds us, “The memory is a living thing – it too is transit. But during its moment, all that is remembered joins, and lives – the old and the young, the past and the present, the living and the dead.” Other participants on the tour who are not pictured were: Bethany Mabey, Megan Murphy, Justin Roberson and Brandon Young Students Take Cemetery Tour : Learn Local HistorySCHOOLFriday, April 9, 2021 ~ 9 The Madison Enterprise-Recorder e e Car Car ar ar C C C C C C log Catalo l a al l at at e Car Car r Catalog Catal MadisonAutomotiveRepair (229) 226-2077 L V V VES VES L V L V THEMSEL THEMSEL CARSDON  TFIX CARS DONT FIX ENTERPRISE-RECORDER MADISON (850) 973-4141 L V VES CALL TO PLACE YOUR CARD THEMSEL VES LV L L V CARS DONT FIX THEMSEL CARS DONT FIX (850) 973-28001411 S. 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Alyssa Ridenour In today's society, the focus leans heavily on social media. People go to great lengths to look good and feel comfortable in their own skin. However, the image of “beauty” that is perpetuated in the media is, in a sense, unrealistic. Women look at magazine covers and social media posts, and they see women with perfect skin, ß at tummies, big lips, long hair and ß awless makeup. However, the majority of these pictures are heavily photoshopped, and some models are even underweight. This leads heavier set women and healthy women to feel that they need to shed weight as fast as possible. However, this is not healthy. Here's what you need to know when trying to lose weight, according to multiple online sources. 1. Weight loss takes time. It is not a 90-day process. Many women think that the faster they lose weight, the better they are doing on their diet or exercise routine. However, losing weight too fast can be detrimental to your health and can cause muscle loss, hair loss, headaches, irritability, dizziness, fatigue, constipation and menstrual irregularities. 2. Be careful when dieting. Do your research now, not later. Dieting without properly researching is also a dangerous game. Make sure that you research thoroughly before following through with a diet plan. What kind of diet are you going on? There's the ketogenic diet, the paleo diet, the Atkins diet and dozens more. Figure out which one will be best for you. Take into consideration your overall health and body type. Will it remove any necessary nutrients from your diet? Taking a daily multivitamin may help your body handle the changes. Does your chosen diet cause an increase in sodium consumption? If so, make sure to drink plenty of water. 3. Calories still count, no matter what diet you choose. Some diets will claim that if you eat certain types of food and avoid others, that you can eat as many calories as you want. However, this is false and may cause you to keep the weight or even gain more. If you do not burn more calories than you eat, you cannot lose weight. 4. Don't overdo it. Many people will overwork themselves when exercising to lose weight. This can cause issues such as hormonal dysfunction, anorexia, impaired metabolism, lowered immunity and cardiovascular stress. 5. You still need to eat. Many people who have allowed their physical health to take a toll on their mental health end up feeling guilty after eating. This can cause bulimia, an eating disorder where people will throw up after eating. It is often accompanied by periods of not eating at all, followed by short bursts of binge eating. 6. Trust the process. Losing weight is hard, and it takes time. You cannot lose too fast or your body will pay for it. 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To schedule an appointment to donate, go to Community Health Fair coming soon Florida Department of Health Contributor The Florida Department of Health is partnering with Count the Kicks, an evidencebased stillbirth prevention public health campaign, to educate and empower pregnant women in Florida about the importance of tracking fetal movement in the third trimester of pregnancy. One out of every 147 pregnancies in Florida end in stillbirth, according to Florida vital statistics. Count the Kicks was launched in April 2020, near the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Count the Kicks teaches the method for, and importance of, tracking fetal movement during the third trimester of pregnancy. Research shows the bene Þ ts of expectant moms tracking their baby’s movements daily and learning how long it normally takes their baby to get to 10 movements. After a few days, moms will begin to see a pattern, a normal amount of time it takes their baby to get to 10 movements. If their baby’s “normal" changes during the third trimester, this could be a sign of potential problems and is an indication that the expectant mom should call her healthcare provider. During the COVID-19 pandemic, expectant moms have reported changes to their regularly scheduled prenatal visits and an increase in telehealth visits. Now is an especially important time for expectant women to track their baby’s movements every day in the third trimester. By doing so, expectant moms will have the peace of mind to know when things are okay and when things have changed. Thanks to the partnership with the Florida Department of Health, maternal health providers, birthing hospitals, social services agencies, childbirth educators and other providers in Florida can order free Count the Kicks educational materials (available at to help them have the kick counting conversation with expectant Florida parents. Since the launch of the campaign last year, more than 313,000 educational pieces have been distributed throughout the state. Count the Kicks also has a free app available in the iOS and Google Play app stores that provides expectant moms a simple, non-invasive way to monitor their baby’s well-being every day. The Count the Kicks app is available in 12 languages, including English, Spanish and HaitianCreole, and its features include a kick-counting history, daily reminders and the ability to count for single babies and twins. More than 1,500 expectant women have downloaded the app in Florida since the launch. “This campaign saved my son, Ryan,” said Florida Count the Kicks Ambassador and Bradenton mom, Sarah Sirianni. “Count the Kicks is so important; my doctor says Ryan wouldn’t be here today if I hadn’t been paying attention to his movements and spoke up when I noticed a change.” According to the Florida Department of Health, Division of Public Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics, in 2019, approximately 1,515 babies were born still in Florida. In Iowa, where Count the Kicks began, the state’s stillbirth rate dropped by nearly 32 percent in the Þ rst 10 years of the campaign (2008-2018). Iowa’s rate went from 33rd worst in the country to one of the lowest, while the country’s rate remained relatively stagnant. The Florida Department of Health is hoping to bring the same success that Iowa has seen to Florida, which would save more than 500 babies in the state each year. 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As a result, this is what I did when I started to realize that my mental health problems were starting to interfere with my life: Know the warning signs: When I first started dealing with my fears and anxieties, I thought that it was just a phase and that it would go away. I was wrong. My fears and anxieties would come and go on a regular basis and it started to be a major factor in my life. I knew that something was wrong and that I had to do something. Do not make the mistake of doing nothing: I knew of some of my friends and colleagues who had similar issues with fear, anxiety and depression who didn’t get any help. As a result, some of these people could not hold down a job and they became very distant and unresponsive. I decided that I needed to find a way to manage my fears and anxieties and to get my life back on track. Get some professional advice from a counselor: My first step was to talk to a mental health counselor, and I would always take notes on what I learned from each session I went to. In addition, I read many books and I learned what worked, what didn’t work and what I needed to do to improve my situation. I realized that the more I learned the easier things were for me. I did not make excuses: With a lot of practice, I became very good at dealing with my fears and anxieties. I realized that the answers to my problems were out there. However, it was up to me to find those techniques that would get rid of my fears and anxieties. Making excuses would not improve my situation. I was persistent: There were times I felt like giving up because my fears and anxieties were so powerful and I didn’t know what to do. I worried about what would happen and that just made my fears that much stronger. During those times, I made it a point to learn from my experiences so I would be better able to handle these situations in the future. Your situation is not hopeless: There are many mental health support groups in your area that can help get your life back on track. The people at these groups are willing to help you, but you must be willing to make the choice of getting better. Do not wait until it is too late: I read stories of people who ended their life because they didn’t get the help they needed to manage their mental health issues. Do not make excuses and do not let fear stop you from getting assistance. Every problem has a solution. You just have to make the effort to find the answers. Stan Popovich is the author of the popular managing fear book, “A Layman’s Guide To Managing Fear”. For more information about Stan’s book and to get some free mental health advice, please visit Stan’s website at, April 9, 2021 ~ 11 The Madison Enterprise-Recorder s? n ing y Group He a Heart FREE Screenings! th l a All screenings will follow Patricia Blair 850-601-6164 Today! Your Group ster i Call to Reg ree n c FREE on-site health s that wants to have Communit y Business, Church or Do you have a Cholesterol/Blood Pressure/Glucose CDC Social Distancing & Mask Guidelines for COVID-19. Stan Popovich Contributor As a person who struggled with fear and anxiety for over 20 years, the one thing I learned was that ignoring your mental health issues can be a very costly mistake in your life. Making excuses and not getting help for your anxiety and depression will only makes things worse for you. Kathrine Alderman Heart health is something that shouldn't be taken lightly, and the Madison County Department of Health is here to help make sure that everyone is in tip top shape with their free heart health screenings. They are currently providing these free screenings, whether you're a business, church, community group, etc., if you call them, they'll schedule a time to come out and test your group for heart health on-site. Heart health screenings will test your cholesterol, blood pressure and glucose to make sure your heart isn't at risk or already unhealthy. To register your group, simply call Patricia Blair at (850) 6016164 to schedule a time for them to conduct the screenings. All screenings will follow CDC guidelines for social distancing and mask wearing for COVID-19. Kathrine Alderman The Department of Health in Madison County will be holding free blood pressure self-monitoring classes for those who wish to attend. The classes will take place at the Health Department. CDC guidelines and social distancing will be followed. Due to following these guidelines, class sizes will have a max of 10 participants. This is a four series class that the Health Department plans to do either weekly or monthly, depending on the response they get for it. You will learn how to set personal health goals, general blood pressure education, how to reduce sodium in your daily diet, how to become more physically active, how to manage stress and blood pressure medication adherence. The Þ rst class will be held on Wednesday, April 21, and will begin at 10 a.m. Since class size is limited, they would like you to call Patricia Blair to register at (850) 601-6164. There is no deadline to call, and you could walk in that day, but they would still like you to call ahead and register for the class. They will also be doing a SNAP ed adult nutrition class on Wednesday, April 28, starting at 11 a.m.. For more information on that class, you can call Patricia Blair. 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CLASSIFIEDSFriday, March 9, 2021 ~ 13 The Madison Enterprise-Recorder Ware Oil & Supply Co., is looking for CDL Drivers . Must have Hazmat and Tanker Endorsement. (850) 584-6666 11/2 rtn, c FOR SALE LANDFarm-fresh eggs for sale. $3 dozen/ $5 for 18 Call (850) 869-0442 Leave a message or send text message RTN n/cCivil/Structural Engineer-in-Training We are looking for a Civil/Structural Engineerin-Training to join the Big Top Team. The ideal candidate for this position should possess a strong structural design and architecture background. Solid knowledge in steel, concrete, and masonry are essential skills. Responsibilities include assessment, planning, and execution of structural designs on a wide range of projects. Majority of work will be designing or consulting on the installation of Shelter projects. Travel to project locations will be necessary. Must have experience in: ~ Metal Truss Structures ~ Commercial ~ Industrial ~ Government Minimum quali Þ cations and job responsibilities will also include: Designing structures to withstand pressures and forces which they must endure, Collaborating with other designers and/or architects as it relates to the safest designs and how they may Þ t in with the aesthetic concept of the construction Applying expert knowledge of forces and their impact on various structures. Solid working knowledge in the strength of different materials (e.g. concrete, steel, or wood) and understanding of how their inclusion may necessitate a change of structural design Analyzing suitable con Þ gurations of the basic structural components of a building or other structure In-process inspections, as well as providing guidance/feedback to contractors Educational Requirements Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering Quali Þ ed applications can apply online at areers , or in person at Big Top Manufacturing, Inc. 3255 N US 19, Perry, Florida (by appointment only). EEO/AA/m/f/vets/disabled 10/9 rtn EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES PUBLIC NOTICESCDL drivers needed , Class A or B. Apply in person only at Scruggs Concrete Company 186 SW Commerce Dr., in Madison 01/14-rtn, ch FULL TIME JOURNEYMAN LINEMAN Tri-County Electric Cooperative is accepting applications for a Full Time Journeyman Lineman. The candidate is required to have a minimum of Þ ve years’ experience in power line construction and maintenance, and must have successful completion of power line apprenticeship and Journeyman Certi Þ cation. Thorough knowledge of RUS Construction speci Þ cations, National Electric Safety Code and the National Electric Code, and OSHA rules and regulations are required. The candidate must also have a Class A Commercial Driver’s License. The co-op is looking for a candidate with a solid work history that enjoys working in a team environment. The Cooperative offers competitive salary and bene Þ ts. Tri-County is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and Drug Free Work Place (DFWP). Please send resume and completed Tri-County Employment Application Form, which is available at any TCEC of Þ ce or online at, before April 9, 2021 to: Andrew Pinkard Tri-County Electric Cooperative, Inc. 2862 West US 90 Madison, FL 32340 850-973-8022 3/24. chR.N. Unit Manager R.N./L.P.N. Day Shift Position $1500.00 Sign-On Bonus Full Time or Part Time C.N.A. $1,500.00 Sign-On Bonus Full Time Only 3-11 and 11-7 Shifts Available Please forward resume to admin@madisonhealtha or apply in person. 3/31,4/2,7,9 ch YARD SALES General News Reporter – Greene Publishing, Inc . has an opening for the position of reporter for the Madison County Carrier and Madison Enterprise-Recorder newspapers. The reporter's duties will include reporting, writing and photography of local news. QUALIFICATIONS • Strong grammar, spelling, writing, interviewing and researching skills required. • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment; produce, on average, three or more stories a day; meet frequent deadlines • Be a team player, able to handle multiple tasks, and be able to cover a variety of stories. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: • Write accurate, compelling and balanced stories meeting required deadlines. • Cover local events, meetings and other activities, as well as write feature stories. • Develop beat sources within the community and gain thorough knowledge and understanding of community issues. • Cover local government meetings. • Practice fair and balanced reporting, check facts, spelling, grammar and sources. • Set up interviews. • Develop story ideas • Basic skills with digital photography. Apply in person only at the Greene Publishing, Inc newspaper of Þ ce, located at 1695 S. SR 53., in Madison, email resume to cheltsie@greenepublsih , or you may call to set up an interview time at 850973-4141. rtn ncMidway Church of God Yard Sale April 9-10 8 a.m. 5 p.m. Located at: 7952 E US Hwy 90, in Lee Men, women & children clothing, furniture, crafts, Houseware, Tools & Homeade desserts Funds being used for ladies ministry 4/7,9 pd Multiple Family Yard Sale Saturday, April 10 9 a.m. 4 p.m. 2382 NE Cattail Dr. North off Hwy 6 Blue Bird Houses, Bird feeders, wren houses, household items, books, kitchen items, yard art, toys, children and adult clothes, and much more 4/7,9 pd Aucilla Christian Academy is currently accepting applications for a bus driver position that is available immediately. Must have (or be willing to obtain) a CDL class B with P and S endorsements. Also, must be a positive, Christian role model. To apply, please email a résumé to r Þ or call 850-997-3597. 4/7,9,14,16 ch 1 acre across the street from Withlacoochee River, walk through designated park, canoe to blue springs only half mile away. Camp or vacation home. Asking $12,500. For pictures call (561) 596-1344 4/7,9 pd NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: Notice is hereby given that on 04/16/2021 at 9:30 am the following vehicle(s) will be sold at public auction for monies owed on vehicle repairs and for storage costs pursuant to Florida Statutes, Section 713.585. The lienor's name, address and telephone number and auction location are: MADISON AUTOMOTIVE 1411 S STATE ROAD 53 MADISON, FL 323405936, 850-973-2800, 1411 S State Road 53. Please note, parties claiming interest have a right to a hearing prior to the date of sale with the Clerk of the Court as re ß ected in the notice. The owner has the right to recover possession of the vehicle without judicial proceedings as pursuant to Florida Statute Section 559.917. Any proceeds recovered from the sale of the vehicle over the amount of the lien will be deposited with the Clerk of the Court for disposition upon court order. 5TDKK3DC4ES443801 2014 Toyota $5,160.00 4/7,9 ch Tornad Tornad twis ge 7 32 TheMadiso 2 E st. 1865 E 155 TheMadiso nterpr E 2 2 Madi ge twis Madi 3 e g Ž on pa e v positi o See "TwMadison County Coronavirus hits CASES POSITIVE O TW cases of the virus, rst Þ gence of Madison's ith the emer W and prevent the spread of the disease." f e pid em i o l o gi sts to trac k ff day period. Contact investigations are a need to self-monitor for symptoms for a 14on identifying and notifying individuals who "conducting contact investigation and working , t h e h ea l t h d epartment i s y and the other is receiving care at home. Both are isolated, one has been hospitalized and a 66-year old female have tested positive. the health department, a 23-year old female According to a press release from coronavirus. County have tested positive for the rmed that two people in Madison Þ has con The Madison County Health Department rick@grtrick a Rick P Executive issues DeSantis . Gov C urrent ly W h e n y yo ou  re ony yo our own, we are there w ith y yo ou. Florida’s community newspapers are providing essential information to our towns and cities in many ways, big and small. As we continue this essential work, we ask that you consider subscribing, support those localbusinesseswhocontinuetoadvertisein cr i t i ca l wa y f or sta f does X3 does X3 sted ets on ng Madison Count y f ecorder e R e R e ars o f Ser 5Y v i n on riseison ets sted ison H o 96 5, 246 H 2 17, 263 8 , 0 1 0 H 24 affectedby pg ffdb Local campground &PO Drawer 772 • Madison, Fl PtAt $90 All Access$70 Basic Plus local businesses who continue to advertise our issues and, if your business is strong a n stable, perhaps help by placing an advertisement. 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IN THE CIRCUIT FOR MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO: 2021-CP-0019 IN RE: THE ESTATE OF WILLIAM R. FOURAKRES, DECEASED. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The summary administration of the estate of William R. Fourakres, deceased, whose date of death was July 28, 2020, is pending in the Circuit Court for Madison County, Florida Probate Division, the address of which is Circuit Court for Madison County Florida Probate Division 125 SW Range Avenue, Madison, FL 32340. The name and address of the interested party and the interested party’s attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served, must Þ le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedents and other persons having claims or demands against decedent’s estate must Þ le their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT’S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of Þ rst of publication of this Notice is Friday, April 9, 2021 . Person Giving Notice: Attorney for Person Giving Notice: Jessica F. Mur Þ n Courtney Walters, Esq. 14014 Spoonbill Street, N. Florida Bar No. 86269 Jacksonville, FL 32224302 3rd Street, Suite 2, Neptune Beach, FL 32266 Telephone: (904) 429-4755 Email: 4/9, 16 ch 3/26,4/2,9,16 ch N ewspaper bundles50-100 papers eachWhen the news gets old, you save! $2 .0 0 Purchase at Greene Publishing, Inc. 1695 S SR 53 Madison, Fla. 32340 Got Land For Sale? 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