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Wed. September 4, 2013VOL. 50 NO. 3 50 cents Index2 Sections, 22 Pages Local Weather Viewpoints 2A From Page One3A Obituaries 4A Around Madison5A Sports 6-7A Classied/Legals8-9A School 10A Path of Faith Section BU S E Y O U R S M A R T P H O N E S C A N M E You can nd us onFacebook By Jacob Bembry Greene Publishing, Inc. When Chris Thompson dropped back to return a punt on Thursday evening, Aug. 29, against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers he had one goal on his mind: the end zone! Sixty-nine yards later, he had made that goal a reality. In a phone interview with this reporter the next day, Thompson said that he hoped he made a statement with the return. Make a statement he did and the statement was bold, in italics with lots of exclamation points at the end. As the Washington Redskin wearing number 35 sped downeld with the speed of a gazelle, Tampa Bay Buccaneers who tried to catch him were left gasping for breath and lying on the eld. The road to the NFL seemed to be a short distance for young Chris Thompson. Hailing from Greenville, the 5, 192-pound running back was a standout at Madison County High School and a member of their 2007 state championship team. From there, he went on to star at Florida State University and had outstanding seasons, particularly in 2011 and 2012, which, unfortunately, were ended due to injuries. When the 2013 NFL draft came around, Redskins Head Coach Mike Shanahan drafted Thompson in the fth round to bolster the already strong running backs corps in the nations capital city. Thompson came on strong during the second half of the pre-season despite letting the ball bounce out of his hands on a couple of occasions (a nono in Coach Shanahans book). When regular punt returner Richard Crawford went down with a season-ending injury, Thompson was called upon to ll his shoes. Thompson said there was some culture shock when he arrived at the Washington Redskins training camp, but credits his coaches at Florida State with preparing him for the NFL. Coach Fisher and my running backs coach had coached a lot of players who went to the NFL, he said. During his senior year at FSU, Thompson made the move to change the number he wore from 23 to number 4. His reason behind doing it was a former MCHS star and FSU Seminole, Mikhal Kornegay. At FSU, Kornegay wore the number and he served as captain of the Seminoles during his senior year. Kornegay later went on to be a graduate assistant coach at FSU He is like a big brother to me, Thompson said about his decision to wear the number and pay homage to Kornegay. He was best friends with my big brother and while I was in high school and at FSU, he helped me, not only with football but with other areas (of my life). When asked about what he thought about the Seminoles plans to use former Cowboy and Seminole teammate Jacobbi McDaniel at fullback in short yardage situations, he responded enthusiastically, I love it. He did it a little in high school and hopefully, he can open some holes and get yardage in third and one situations. He can do it. Thompson is the son of Cynthia and Maurice James and Jerome Thompson. He has four brothers: Mark Leonard, Marcus Thompson, Eric Thompson and O.J. Brinson, and two sisters, Kimberly Bareld and Raven Thompson. Away from the eld, he enjoys playing video games. I play Madden games and Call of Duty, he said. I pr obably play them the most. When asked what he hopes to accomplish in the NFL, Thompson replied, Hopefully making some big plays in the return game and on offense. I want to do what I possibly can do to get to the Super Bowl. C h r i s T h o m p s o n H o p e s T o M a k e H i s M a r k I n T h e N F L Chris Thompson By Lynette Norris Greene Publishing, Inc. If you need a drivers license renewal, heres a reminder that the F.L.O.W. (Florida Licensing On Wheels) Mobile with be paying another visit to Madison, Friday, Sept. 9. Look for it in the Winn Dixie parking lot across from North Florida Community College, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. The F.L.O.W. Mobile can handle everything a full-sized DMV ofce can, including license renewals, replacing lost licenses, or issuing state identication cards. Before you go, be sure to visit the DMV GatherGoGet website for a complete list of all the documentation youll need to bring with you. If you have no changes to your name, address or license classication, you can also go online and renew at For more information on the F.L.O.W. Mobiles future dates for Madison County visits, go to the website .F.L.O.W. Mobile Visiting Madison Special from Bryant Thigpen Suwannee Democrat The historical Hayward Lodge No. 45 Free and Accepted Masons off US 90 in the Falmouth area was found lying in ruins from a re early Thursday morning by a passer-by. The time of the re is unknown at this time and the cause of it is currently under investigation, according to Suwannee County Fire Marshal Tim White. The lodge, a two-story block building, was found burned to the ground with trees surrounding the building showing evidence of being burned. A wood framed structure situated next to the block building was also destroyed by the re. The wood building housed bathrooms. On Thursday morning at approximately 7:30 a.m., Charlie Oxford was driving by the Hayward Lodge, 4683 183rd Lane, Live Oak, to go visit his elderly mother when he noticed the building in ruins. My mother who lives right down the road from the lodge didnt even know it had happened, said Oxford.PhotosMasonic Lodge With Historic Tie To Madison BurnsBy Lazaro Aleman Greene Publishing, Inc. Normally the wettest month of the year in north Florida, this July outdid itself, averaging 12.03 inches of rainfall, or 1 times the normal longtime average of 7.7 inches, making it the wettest July in 23 years and the fth wettest in 81 years. Or, as the latest hydrologic conditions report from the Suwannee River Water Management District (SRWMD) states it, this July was the wettest since 1980 and the fth wettest since 1932. The cause of the abundant rainfall, according to the SRWMD, was a series of stalled fronts occasioned by a persistent trough of low pressure over the Southeast. The gauge at the Wacissa Tower in Jefferson County recorded 19.56 inches, the second highest monthly total behind the 21.01 inches recorded at the Cross City gauge (reportedly a new record for July since monitoring began there in 1948). The average rainfall for the 12 months ending July 31 was 1.81 inches higher than the long-term average of 54.61 inches, the report states. The average rainfall for the three months ending July 31 was six inches higher than the long-term average of 17.8 inches. Jefferson County received 11.95 inches, compared with the July average of 7.23 inches. The county overall J u l y O n e O f W e t t e s t M o n t h s O n R e c o r d Please See Masonic Lodge On Page 3A Please See July Record On Page 3A By Jacob Bembry Greene Publishing, Inc. Three alcohol quota license winners have been chosen for Madison County through the Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco lottery. Anyone could enter the lottery for $100 when it was held for this area. From the entrants, three names were chosen at random. There was a screening process to make sure that those who were chosen had no felony convictions or other problems that could prohibit them from obtaining a liquor license. The next step for those chosen is to buy the license and pay a $70 license fee plus a one-time $10,000 fee to the state to pay for educating the public about the dangers of alcohol consumption, such as drinking and driving. The license would cost the winners $10,000 each. The winner has the option of selling the liquor license for a prot instead of opening a liquor store for himself or herself. None of the quota license winners were from Madison County. The winners were Tracy Mella Crews Riopelle from Milton, Ga.; Maggie Marie Schultz from Tallahassee; and Nilesh Patel from Ponte Vedra Beach.L o t t e r y Y i e l d s T h r e e A l c o h o l Q u o t a L i c e n s e W i n n e r s


Getting some regular, daily exercise can reduce your risk of fatal heart disease. And when you combine physical activity with other lifestyle measures, such as maintaining a healthy weight, the payoff is even greater. Physical activity helps you control your weight and can reduce your chances of developing other conditions that may put a strain on your heart, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes. It also reduces stress, which may be a factor in heart disease. Try getting at least 30 to 60 minutes of moderately intense physical activity most days of the week. However, even shorter amounts of exercise offer heart benets, so if you can't meet those guidelines, don't give up. You can even break up your workout time into 10-minute sessions. And remember that activities such as gardening, housekeeping, taking the stairs and walking the dog all count toward your total. You don't have to exercise strenuously to achieve benets, but you can see bigger benets by increasing the intensity, duration and frequency of your workouts. As you put on weight in adulthood, your weight gain is mostly fat rather than muscle. This excess weight can lead to conditions that increase your chances of heart disease high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes. One way to see if your weight is healthy is to calculate your body mass index (BMI), which considers your height and weight in determining whether you have a healthy or unhealthy percentage of body fat. BMI numbers 25 and higher are associated with higher blood fats, higher blood pressure, and an increased risk of heart disease and stroke. The BMI is a good, but imperfect guide. Muscle weighs more than fat, for instance, and women and men who are very muscular and physically t can have high BMIs without added health risks. Because of that, waist circumference also is a useful tool to measure how much abdominal fat you have: Men are considered overweight if their waist measurement is greater than 40 inches (101.6 centimeters, or cm) Women are overweight if their waist measurement is greater than 35 inches (88.9 cm) Notice not one mention of anyone being large boned? Even a small weight loss can be benecial. Reducing your weight by just 10 percent can decrease your blood pressure, lower your blood cholesterol level and reduce your risk of diabetes. Arney Sapp came in thuh feed n seed store tuesdee. He has hunted deer fer 35 years. Hes always used every trick he knew ta out smart um but hes getn soft as he ages n ee wants ta give um uh fair chance. He said hes always noticed that every year theres plenty of bucks until thuh first day of huntn season then theyre real scarce. He figures thuh raskels can read thuh posted huntn rules. So hes got uh plan. He made up uh poster ta put at all thuh wildlife management areas n he asked Sam Taylor, thuh owner of thuh feed n seed ta get folks ta put up copies. Heres what it says: Attention all deer, especially bucks You all know you can out run uh dog but somehow they catch up to yuh. If youll notice they always turn yuh in uh circle n theres more of um waitn fresh ta run when yer getn tired. If youll just keep runn in uh straight line ta begin with, theyll never catch up. Uh nother thing, Yall still expect any danger ta come on thuh ground. Yuh need ta watch up in thuh trees n up anything that looks like uh ladder. Theres fellers up there waitn ta ambush yuh. Ifn yuh see uh pile uh corn, it didnt get there by itself. Its uh trick. Stay away from it n go out in uh field n get some off thuh stalk. If I think of anything else yuh need ta know, Ill keep yuh posted. Sam agreed ta help get thuh posters put up. I recon well find out if Arneys right about deer ben able ta read come huntn season. Sincerely Yourn Cracola OLustee ( Cracker fer short ) You would think that the subject of forest res is the farthest thing from my mind, given the incredibly wet summer we have experienced. The local KBDI re potential index (on a scale of zero to 800) is below 200 meaning we are in no real danger of a spontaneous wildre. But, if youre paying attention to the national news, youll know that the west from Colorado to the Pacic is on re. Massive tracts of forested land, mostly owned by the Federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM), are consumed by ames. It is not uncommon for these res in the arid west to destroy a hundred thousand acres of vegetation. What is it that creates the conditions for conagration? Dry conditions and low humidity are a major factor. Some of these forested areas get less than 10 inches of rainfall in an average year and theyre currently in their annual dry cycle. Wind speeds are much higher in these western states than we normally experience; thats why you see so many more windmills out west. The mountainous terrain with deep valleys only accentuate the wind speed; these valleys funnel the wind, creating a venturi affect. The re accelerates the wind speed as it sucks in more oxygen. Its not uncommon for Santa Anna winds to exceed 75 mph, hurricane force. So most of the ingredients are present, but what about fuel? The ideal fuel for these wildres is old, mature forests that have gone untouched for a long time. Perhaps the forests have been infected with an outbreak of bark beetles that kill the trees. This was easy to predict in Colorado several years ago when a beetle outbreak killed millions of trees across the state. The dead trees, most on wide swaths of federally owned land, were left standing, a tinder box of fuel for the next spark. Where and how that spark ignites is always a matter of investigation. The most likely causes are human arson and nature-induced lightning. The current massive blaze near Yosemite Park in Californias central valley may have been started by marijuana growers. One of my familys timber tracts in nearby Hamilton County suffered two wildres in 2011. The rst was arson and burned about 7 acres of timber; the second was caused by lightning a few months later and burned nearly 15 acres. Fortunately, the Florida Forest Service was quick to respond to both res and used their bulldozers to cut a rebreak which isolated the blaze and limited the damage. There is some evidence that our nations enemies like al-Qaeda have economic warfare strategies to set wildres such as the 2012 and 2013 res near Colorado Springs. We do know that the 2012 Waldo Canyon re was not caused by lightning. So there you have the three basic components of a re fuel, oxygen, and ignition. Arid conditions, high winds and low humidity exacerbate the problem. With that, the reghters move in to contain the re and cut off additional sources of fuel with re lines and aerial release of ame retardants. As you can imagine, it is pretty difcult to contain a wildre raging in a remote, hilly wilderness where the re can jump into an adjacent valley quite easily. And it is dangerous work. Recall that earlier this year near Prescott, Arizona, a re-ghting team of more than a dozen was cut off and swept to their death by a wildre that rapidly changed direction. Traditionally, re is an important component of forestry. For centuries, farmers have set controlled burns in their elds and woods to burnoff excess fuel. We dont practice too much of that anymore, principally because of the liability threat. I use re after a logging operation to burn off the remaining slash, clearing the way for replanting the tract in young pines the following winter. However, I dont set re to the woods any more too risky. I can burn a timber tract either with re or with a chemical herbicide like imazapyr. Surprisingly, the cost difference between the two methods isnt that great, and the chemical treatment is much more effective and relatively low risk, so the decision of which method to employ is a no-brainer. One thing to remember about re is that it is an important cleansing tool for nature. Not long after re has swept through an area, new life begins to sprout from the charred ground. In 1988, Yellowstone National Park was swept by a gigantic wildre. A quarter century later, new vigorously growing vegetation is healing the scars of re. Nature is resilient. The problem that led to the Yellowstone re and many of the current wildres is that there is too much buildup of fuel. Fire cleans the slate. This problem of excess fuel is more prevalent in the west where environmental laws and other poor management practices set the table for devastating res. Were less likely to see this in the southeast where most of our forests are privately owned and vigorously managed using economically-incentivized forestry Wednesday, September 4, 2013 2A Madison County CarrierVIEWPOINTS& OPINIONS National SecurityJoe Boyles Guest Columnist Jim Dietrich Guest Columnist D i d Y o u K n o w . WildfireIused to love to bake treats for my dogs. Baking for them was play and it made my heart happy to see their wagging tails when I gave them the freshly baked cookies. My dog treat making skills became professional when I began contracting with a publishing company, providing them with recipes I would develop and make at home. It was the most fun I ever had at a job and I could scarcely call it work. When I moved to Florida, that job ended, and so did my joy in making treats for my dogs. I suppose I resented leaving a job that I loved so much and I continually convinced myself that making dog treats was a thing of the past so that I could avoid those negative feelings. In trying to decide what to write about this week, dog treats kept coming to mind and as much as I drug my feet on the subject, the night before I had to turn my story in, I nally succumbed and dusted off my dog bone cookie cutters. This is an easy recipe to make and very forgiving as you can make substitutions with whatever you have on hand, which is exactly what I did last night. In making the cookies, I actually tried several variations with different cheeses and rolled the dough out different sizes to see what my dogs would like the best. In the end, the consensus was, nobody cared; they ate anything and everything I gave them (even those scrap pieces of dough at the end of rolling that looked like a weird shape of Montana, denitely not a bone shape anyway). With happy chomping and tail wags all around, my dogs declared me the Queen of Dog Treats. Looks like my dog treat making skills are back in business. Easy Cheesy Dog Cookies 2 cups our (all-purpose, whole wheat, oat our, or a combination of what you have on hand) 1 to 1 cups shredded cheese (whatevers in the fridge will do) 2 TB butter cup chicken stock (I like homemade for the richness and avor, but your dogs wont mind if you use canned broth but consider low-sodium. You can also use milk, or even water.) Grated Parmesan for topping (optional) I like to use a food processor for this because it makes mixing the cheese so easy, but you can use a standard mixer if you prefer. This is how I made mine: Place one-cup old-fashioned oats in a food processor, process until ground. (ta-da! oat our) Add one-cup allpurpose our and shredded cheese; pulse until mixed. Add butter and pulse until crumbly. Slowly pour stock through processor tube until the dough forms a loose ball. Roll dough out onto a oured surface to -inch thick (I did roll some to inch thickness, but they didnt seem to bake all the way through when I put the Parmesan on top). Cut out cookies, using whatever shape(s) you desire. Using a fork, poke holes in the cutout dough; transfer to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper (you can use greased foil). If using Parmesan on top of cookies, brush lightly with more chicken stock and sprinkle on Parmesan. Bake until cookies are browned on top or if not using topping, bake until cookies are starting to brown around edges. Cool until youre fur babies can snarf them up. These also make a great gift for your family, friends and co-workers fur babies. *Note: Baking for dogs is fun, but they cant eat all the foods people can. If youre not sure of foods to avoid when baking or cooking for your pets, please ask your veterinarian, as some foods can be toxic and even fatal for dogs.H e r H i g h n e s s B a k e s D o g C o o k i e s Rose Klein ColumnistFrank NathanExecutive Director Lake Park of Madison Health & Wellness TipsSearching For AmbrosiaCracker SezInform'n Thuh Deer Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Rose Klein August 28, 2013My girl, Lucy, enjoying a homemade cookie.


Grace Presbyterian Church will be hosting a southern gospel concert, by LifeSong on Sunday evening, Sept. 8, at 6:30 p.m. Grace Presbyterian Church is located at 688 North Washington Avenue, It has been said that big talent comes out of small towns, and LifeSong is no exception to the rule. While they are all young, their roots run deep in southern gospel music. From the simple lyrics of the gospel, to a genuine love for the people and music, LifeSong continues to reach audiences of all ages and sizes. The music LifeSong performs is original songs written by group members, southern gospel classics and songs that will take you back to the days of the church hymnal. Whether youre five years old attending your first gospel concert, or youre a granny or papa in love with gospel music, we hope to have something that reaches every person attending our concerts, group manager Bryant Thigpen stated. Following the concert, the church will be providing a meet and greet social. Please join them. All are welcome! Wednesday, September 4, 2013 Madison County Carrier 3AWorld NewsBy Rose Klein Sagging Pants Stops Thief In His TracksIn New York, police said a man who was trying to ee with a stolen cell phone was apprehended when his legs became bound by his own sagging pants. Joel Donaldson, a 21 year-old man, allegedly punched a woman in the face and ran off with her cell phone. An ofcer directing trafc nearby saw Donaldson running while constantly pulling at his pants. The ofcer was able to tackle Donaldson when his pants fell down to his ankles and stopped him from running. Donaldson was arrested and charged with robbery.Squee, Sele and Twerk Are New Words In Online DictionaryIn Oxford, England, Britains Oxford University press announced additions to its online dictionary. New words, senses and phrases are added to Oxford Dictionary Online when we have gathered enough independent evidence from a range of sources to be condent that they have widespread currency in English, says Angus Stevenson of Oxford Dictionary Online. The latest quarterly update to its free Oxford Dictionary Online includes dozens of words, such as squee, an exclamation expressing great delight or excitement; sele dened as a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically with a smartphone or webcam and uploaded to a social media website and twerk, which means to dance to popular music in a sexually provocative manner involving thrusting hip movements and a low, squatting stance.Marijuana Operation On YouTube Leads To ArrestIn Auburn, New Hampshire, a man chronicled his marijuana operation on YouTube. Authorities were tipped off to Kyle Berrys operation by a series of videos he posted to YouTube showing how to grow it, how to set it up, what chemicals he uses and where he gets his seeds, said Assistant Rockingham County Attorney, Jerome Blanchard. Berry told the court he was planning to use the marijuana for medical uses and was not planning on selling the drug. He said, I did it because since 13, Ive had 17 surgeries. I didnt realize how bad the medications I was on were clouding my judgment and killing me. Berry was sentenced to one year in jail with four months suspended.Intoxicated Elk Blocks Man From Entering HomeIn Ingaro, Sweden, police say a group of elk became drunk from eating fermented apples and blocked a man in Stockholm from entering his home. In his call, the man said he was being blocked by four adult elk and a calf. Police spokesman, Albin Naverberg said, Im not surprised that he called the police when he was faced with a gang of ve drunken elk; they can be really dangerous; they become fearless. Instead of backing away when a person approaches, they move toward you. They may even take a run at you. Naverberg said the elk left before the ofcers arrived and in his police report joked, Police who arrived on the scene reported that the animals had been warned that the police were on their way and wisely decided to leave the address. FROMPAGEONE Established 1964 A weekly newspaper [USPS 324 800] designed for the express reading pleasure of the people of its circulation area, be they past, present or future residents. Published weekly by Greene Publishing Inc. 1695 South SR 53, Madison, FL 32340. Periodicals postage PAID at the Post Ofce in Madison, FL 32340. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to MADISON COUNTY CARRIER, P.O. Drawer 772, Madison, FL 32341-0772. This newspaper reserves the right to reject any advertisement, news matter, or subscriptions that, in the opinion of the management, will not be for the best interest of the county and/or the owners of this newspaper, and to investigate any advertisement submitted.All photos given to Greene Publishing Inc. for publication in this newspaper must be picked up no later than 6 months from the date they are dropped off. Greene Publishing, Inc. will not be responsible for photos beyond said deadline. P.O. Drawer 772 Madison, FL 32341 (850) 973-4141 Fax: (850) 973-4121 2013E-mail Information:News news@greenepublishing.comAdvertisement ads@greenepublishing.comClassifieds / Legals classifieds@greenepublishing.comWeb Site: PublisherEmerald GreeneSenior Staff WriterJacob BembryStaff WritersLynette Norris, Rose KleinGraphic DesignersSteven Godfrey, Tori SelfAdvertising Sales RepresentativesJeanette DunnBookeeping Brooke KinsleyClassified and Legal AdsCheltsie KinsleyDeadline for classieds is Monday at 3 p.m.Deadline for legal advertisements is Monday at 5 p.m. There will be a $7 charge for affidavits.Circulation DepartmentSheree MillerSubscription Rates:In-County $35 Out-of-County $45 E-Edition $25 ($5 add on to existing subscription) (State & local taxes included) Masonic Lodge Cont. From Page 1AOxford then made a phone call to one of the members who was shocked to find this historical landmark burned to the ground. I got a call from another member who told me the lodge burned down, said current Worshipful Master Ryan Sedgley. Sedgley, who arrived at the scene just minutes after the phone call, said the fire was completely out and the building showed no signs of hot embers. We dont know when this could have happened. All we know is as of Saturday, the building was fine, Sedgley said. The most important thing is nobody was injured. White confirmed Suwannee County Fire/Rescue was not called to the scene. Based on the evidence at the scene, White believes the fire could have happened anytime between Sunday and Wednesday. Its been out a while because everything is cold, White said. White also determined since there was no propane tank, there was no explosion. Because there was still electric hooked to the building, that can be a cause and cant be ruled out at this time, said White.At the time of this writing Thursday afternoon, the State Fire Marshals Office was en route. T h e h i s t o r y The organization was established in 1871 and first began in Madison County. The Hayward Lodge, named in honor of the past M.W. Grand Master Tomas Hayward, later moved into Suwannee County about two miles east of where the Lodge stood. According to former Worshipful Master Al Williams, the Lodge and a church shared a two-story building. The Union Christian Church used the bottom floor and the Lodge met on the top floor, Williams said. Around 1951, members of Hayward Lodge and Union Christian Church constructed what would become a historical treasure, a two-story block building located on 183rd Lane. For over 60 years, Hayward Lodge has called this place home. The church dissolved about 20 years ago, and since then the Lodge has been using the bottom floor as a fellowship hall, Williams said. Hayward Lodge maintained ownership of the building and retains a bit of Florida History. Governor George Drew was the 12th governor of the state of Florida, who began his career in politics as a Madison County commissioner. While Governor Drew was in office, he was a member of the Hayward Lodge and was treasurer of the Lodge during his tenure, Williams said. See more at: 33087/Historical-landmark-destroyed-byfire#sthash.jGTkk70V.dpuf. July Record Cont. From Page 1Areceived 54.74 inches of rainfall during the last 12 months, or 90 percent of the annual normal. Madison County, meanwhile, received 11.21 inches in July, compared with the July average of 7.29 inches. Madison County overall received 58.38 inches during the last 12 months, or 104 percent of the annual normal. River levels generally rose and caused some ooding, with even the Aucilla cresting at a foot above ood stage and staying above ood stage for three weeks. Lake levels also generally rose during the month as a result of the rains. Likewise for groundwater levels, which rose by an average of 2.5 feet. The National Weather Service Climate Prediction Centers three-month outlook shows a potential for abovenormal rainfall through the peak of hurricane season and into October. Neutral El Nino/Southern Oscillation conditions are expected into the fall, with no tendency toward either El Nino (cooler and wetter) or La Nina (warmer and drier) conditions, the report states. The SRWMD continues its Phase I Water Shortage Advisory, which urges the reduction of unnecessary water usage. The hydrologic conditions report is a compilation of water resource data collected from radar-derived rainfall estimates, groundwater and surface water levels, and river ows, among other sources. The district encompasses all or parts of 15 counties in north-central Florida, including Madison County and the eastern portion of Jefferson County. Grace Presbyterian To Host LifeSong 2009 Hometown Content Difficult 1 2 345 673 75 8164 829371 5 89 623 71


By Lynette Norris Greene Publishing, Inc. Jay Lee, proprietor of Pest Patrol, a local familyowned-and-operated business, has been helping folks in Madison battle annoying household pests for years, and has some advice on steps people can take themselves to help keep these pests at bay. By understanding some of the ways these pests operate and how they get into your home in the rst place, you might be able to cut down on their numbers and reduce the problem. If you still need help, Pest Patrol is there for you. Part One (8/28/13) looked at problems with those little black ants that get into everything. Part Two (8/30/13) looked at the problem with eas. Part Three looks at two more common household pests in North Florida, palmetto bugs and German cockroaches, as well as a new arrival: bedbugs.Insects need heat and humidity to thrive, and summer is more ideal for their populations to ourish. The inux of pests this year are partly due to the excess rain which may disturb some of their outdoor shelters and send them hunting for shelter indoors, but the far more important factor is the extremely mild winter we had this year, with very few days of freezing temperatures. If we have very cold winters with several good hard freezes, it kills back the populations and makes managing pests later on a little easier. Without this cold winter killoff, spring brings on ideal conditions for burgeoning populations. Palmetto bugsPalmetto bug is a general name for several species of large wood roaches in the Southeast. Three of the most common varieties in the North Florida region are the Florida wood roach, the American wood roach and the Australian wood roach. They are generally about as broad as an adults index nger, at, usually about one and a half to two inches long, and often reddish brown to black. They love moisture, and love living in trees, mulch, outdoor sheds and storage structures, especially greenhouses, or in crawlspaces and attics of a home. There are occasional cases of large roaches breeding in attic spaces. They are classied as occasional invaders of homes because their usual method of introduction into a house is hitching a ride on another item, such as rewood, cardboard boxes, or potted plants moved indoors. They can also wander in through cracks or gaps around pipes or lines going into the house, or through and open window or door, when the weather is nice and homeowners leave these open for long periods of time to enjoy the breeze. Homes with big overhanging trees (especially oaks), with lots of natural ground cover in the yard (ivies or other low-growing plants), and dead leaves used as mulch for ower beds tend to have more of a wood roach problem. However, these bugs dont prefer to live in airconditioned homes, since they need lots of humidity and moisture. Their bodies have a very high water content, and they can die quickly from dehydration. Lee tells the story of a customer who wanted to show him a two-inch roach, and brought the dead bug in a Ziploc bag; however by the time he met up with Lee, the customer was astonished to see that the roach had shrunk down to about two-thirds its original size and was oating around in liquid that resembled...well...iced tea. That was the liquid that had started seeping out of its body upon death. They are fairly easy to keep out by nding their points of entry and sealing them up. If homeowners want to enjoy nice weather with open windows, these should all have well-tted screens. Keep the doors shut, unless the doorway has a well-tted screen door that leaves no gaps around the edges and meets the threshold at the bottom. If a big roach ends up inside, stepping on it or smashing it with a y swatter is usually sufcient. Incidentally, they love to y at night and are excellent yers. This might be what many people nd most disconcerting about them (aside from their creepy-crawly appearance), especially if anyone has ever tried swatting one of them off the wall, missed, and sent it ying around the room like a miniature brown helicopter. If a house has an ongoing problem with large roaches coming in, there may also be egg capsules attached to surfaces in outof-the-way areas, capsules with crunchy, dark brown casings about the size of an elongated Tic-Tac. These capsules can contain up to 20 or 30 eggs each. If an indoor infestation gets too bad, for instance in an older home with myriad entry points or no air conditioning, Pest Patrol can help get rid of them and offer advice on keeping them down. German cockroaches Unlike their outdoorsy cousins, the smaller German cockroaches seldom get more than half an inch long, and although they have wings, they are very poor yers. They love the indoors, especially kitchens, and they love cracks, crevices and tight spaces, and these are among the areas that will need to be treated to get rid of them. They also reproduce much faster, with egg capsules that contain 48 eggs each and remain attached to the female until the eggs are ready to hatch. They are more social than their cousins, and will often congregate somewhere, perhaps in a kitchen, hanging out in groups until theyre ready to feed. Since they are mostly indoor bugs, particularly drawn to human food sources (kitchens, restaurants, food processing plants, etc.) they are also a health hazard to humans, and Lee believes that those in the pest management business are more than just pest controllers. We are stewards of the environment and of public health and safety, he says, citing an article in the New England Journal of Medicine that states the number one cause of children being taken to the ER with breathing problems is cockroach dander. In severe cases, cockroaches eating childrens eyebrows and defecating in the eye sockets can introduce pathogens into the eyes. This was the case with a residence near the Cherry Lake region of Madison County several years ago, one of the worst infestations Lee had ever seen. The children were pale and sickly because of it. Getting the pests under control was a cooperative effort between the homeowner and Pest Patrol, and because of the severity, the ongoing battle lasted nearly six months. But in the end, with the cockroaches gone, the childrens health improved dramatically. Homeowners have to be a part of the solution, said Lee. In cases where homeowners need the help of professionals, If youll follow my guidance, it will improve and speed up the process, he said. Having done this for 25 years, and with the continuing education requirements of his profession, he has a store of knowledge and advice he can offer to customers. Bed bugs Theyre heeeeere. Bed bugs are tiny, oval-shaped parasites that feed on the blood of humans. Since they are so small and come out at night, they are often hard to detect until they are well established. During the day, they retreat to hiding places near the host, often in bedding, couches or other padded furniture. They can lay eggs by the hundreds in the seams of fabric. Homeowners usually nd bed bugs after noticing bug bites on the human host. These can resemble a rash or can break out in large, blistery patches. Other adverse health affects can be allergy symptoms common to bed bug infestations. The homeowner may also notice bed bug droppings tiny, dark, barely visible, dust-speck-like spots on the bedding, that, when wetted, will smear red like fresh blood. In other cases, they may nd molted exoskeletons or actually see the pests if they happen to wake up and turn on the light in the middle of the night. Bed bugs were almost eradicated in most developed countries after the 1940s and 1950s, but then they started to reappear in certain parts of the United States around 1995. For a while after that, you still didnt need to worry about bed bugs unless you planned to travel in New England or other parts of the Northeast, where they were turning up even in four-star hotels in New York City. Now, they are denitely in the Southeast and other parts of the country as well, and they arrived in Madison about a year ago. Fortunately, there have been only a handful of cases so far, because bed bug infestations tend to break out more in the larger metropolitan regions than in the more rural areas, but when they get an antenna in the door, they mean to stay. If you live in an apartment or other multifamily dwelling, and if bed bugs break out in one unit, they can travel through ductwork to spread to other units. Bed bugs are notorious hitchhikers and can invade even superclean households on the clothing of visitors, on pets, or on infested upholstered furniture or other items brought in from another location with an infestation. Bed bugs are tough, said Lee. This is one pest that almost always requires a professional to eradicate. Home remedies may not be effective and the chemicals that have to be used must be handled in strict accordance with regulations. It goes against all our training, but in this case, we have to spray the bedding, and we have to spray the furniture, said Lee. Pest Patrol uses compounds that are specically formulated to kill the bugs and still be safe for human contact later on. Finally, if you plan to travel in an area where bed bugs are active, check the information on these two websites: ug-danger-5-ways-to-staysafe-when-you-travel/ and ests/bedbugs/precautionstravelers. A nal word on mosquitoesEven with the high rainfall amounts and very wet summer, we didnt have quite the huge population of mosquitoes that we expected. In that respect, Weve been fortunate, said Lee. For more information on Pest Patrol and the services offered, follow them on their Facebook page at /pestpatrolpro or visit their website Wednesday, September 4, 2013 4A Madison County CarrierAROUNDMADISONCOUNTY Harold Calvin PlattHarold "Hotshot" Calvin Platt was born in Melbourne, Fla. on Dec. 19, 1946 to Minor J. Platt and Marjorie Shave Platt. Growing up on the family ranch helped him develop his love for his future endeavors in agriculture. He graduated from Melbourne High School in 1964, then attended ABAC in Tifton, Ga. and the University of Florida where he graduated with a degree in Animal Science in 1970. Upon graduation he returned home to manage the family ranch, using what he had learned to improve genetics and production of their cattle. During his years of ranching in Brevard County he received the following awards: Florida Outstanding Farmer of the Year, Director of Soil & Water Conservation and Director of Florida High Rodeo Association. In 2003 he received the Brevard County Farm Bureau Family of the Year Award. In 2004, Harold and his family moved to Madison County. In his new adventure, he and his son, Troy won multiple awards at the Southeaster Hay Contest which led them to develop all grass forage fed beef, making beef a health food and also founding the family business, Deep Roots Meat. The family was honored in 2011 by receiving the Florida Grazing Land Stewardship Award. "Hotshot" will best be remembered for the things he loved to do: running a buck with his favorite dogs and listening to the ensuing chase, his passion for turkey hunting, Team Penning, spending time at the hunting camp and rooting for the Florida Gators. With the arrival of his four grandsons, "Hotshot" transitioned from hunter to teacher, insuring his experiences would be instilled in them. He also attended the First United Methodist Church of Madison. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Cheri Platt, his son Troy and daughter-inlaw Tracey, his daughter Tricia and son-in-law Matt Stafford. His four Grandsons, Levi Stafford, Tyler Platt, Wyatt Stafford and Tanner Platt. He also has two surviving sisters, Mary MontsDeOca and Marilyn Platt and three brothers Minor, Roy and Paul. The viewing will be held on Thursday, Sept. 5 at Beggs Funeral Home, Madison Chapel 235 NW Orange Ave, Madison, FL from 6 to 8 p.m. The Funeral will be held on Friday, Sept. 6 at First United Methodist Church of Madison at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of owers please send a donation in honor of Harold "Hotshot" Calvin Platt to UF Health Shands Hospital, to help them continue their research in nding a cure for cancer.Obituary Capital City Bank still offers Absolutely Free Checking* and free value-added services. Open a checking account and receive afreedebit card,freeonline banking with e-statements, Bill Pay and Mobile Banking^, andfreemoney+ for your old checks and debit cards! Stop by or OPENyour accountOnline today.freeIts still a great deal. 343 West Base St. | 973.4161 www.ccbg.comMEMBER FDIC*Client purchases checks. Bank rules and restrictions apply. Account subject to fees if overdrawn. ^Fees charged by mobile service provider are the responsibility of the user. +Limitations apply. Ask a banker for complete details.Jay Lee of Pest Patrol Part Three: Palmetto Bugs, Cockroaches and Bed BugsGreene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Lynette Norris, August 27, 2013 Jay Lee, proprietor of family owned-and-operated Pest Patrol, offers some advice along with 25 years of experience in the pest management eld.


At a time in our nation when 32% of marriages end in divorce, more and more people are going through the trauma and upheaval associated with this life-altering tragedy. Beginning at 6 p.m. on Sunday evening September 8, 2013, First Baptist of Madison will offer the first meeting of its DivorceCare Ministry. DivorceCare is a network of more than 13,000 churches worldwide who are equipped to offer divorce support groups. The program is nondenominational and features biblical teaching for recovering from divorce or separation. The weekly meetings on Sunday evenings will provide a warm and caring oasis for those suffering through the trauma of divorce or separation. The first half of the two hour meeting time will offer a video seminar featuring information-packed videos and some of the nations top Christian divorce recovery experts. After a short break the meeting will divide into a Ladies Support Group and a Mens Support Group to discuss the weeks topic and offer encouragement and support as the group navigates together this most difficult time in life. During the week, journaling and workbook exercises will help members reinforce the lessons of the previous session. Class participants will also have access to the DivorceCare website as well as daily email updates and encouraging messages. The class is open to anyone, and the only cost is $15 to cover the price of the workbook. Childcare is provided free of charge. Register with the church by Friday, Sept. 6 to ensure materials are available at the first session. The groups fall schedule can be found at Simply type in your zip code and click on First Baptist Madison Fall 2013 to see more details on the schedule. If you have any questions please dont hesitate to call the church at 850-973-2547 or email the church secretary at Wednesday, September 4, 2013 Madison County Carrier 5AAROUNDMADISONCOUNTY D i v o r c e C a r e C o m e s T o M a d i s o n

PAGE 6 Wednesday, September 4, 2013 6A Madison County CarrierSPORTS Wakulla JVUpends Madison JVBy Jacob Bembry Greene Publishing, Inc. The Madison County High School Cowboys junior varsity football squad made the trek to Medart on Thursday, Aug. 29, to battle the Wakulla War Eagles JV squad. The Cowboys came up on the losing end in the conict. The War Eagles won the game 28-7. No stats were available for the game, since none are kept for the JV. James Ertzberger serves as the head coach for the JV and the coaching staff for the MCHS varsity serves as assistants. The Cowboys hope their fortunes are better this Wednesday evening, Sept. 4, as they travel to Lake City to duel with Columbia County. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. Go, Cowboys! 2013 Cowgirl Volleyball Schedule 2 0 1 3 C o w g i r l s V o l l e y b a l l Varsity Erin Barrs-11th Imani Boldwin-9th Alexis Bowen-9th Breanna Carroll- 12th Shelby Cooper-9th Taylor Harvey-10th Alexis Livingston- 10th Katelyn McCam- man-9th Courtney Richard- son-10th Anna Robinson-12th Kim Sapp-12th Hope Smith-11th Camryn Strickland- 9th Courtney Strick- land-11th Junior Varsity Lataurius Allen- 10th Brittany Bailey-11th Taliyah Bonner-11th Samantha Hentges- 10th Pazlei Jenkins-10th Devon Livingston- 11th Meghan Plain-10th Tyaunie Richard- son-11th Haley Rogers-9th Victoria Todd-11th Team Managers Raven Long Lyric Mattair Brittany Kennedy M C C S G i r l s V o l l e y b a l l R o s t e r Kemya Alexander Katie Walker Hailey Crosby Kelley Crosby Macie Sweat Haily Diehl Aracely Blesy Hannah Cooper Mckenzie Miller Jakayla West Desirea Alexander Lillie Singetary KenNeatha Newsome India Cobb Kristal Joseph Managers: Mayline Bezanilla, Jalarricka Moble Cheyenne People Coaches: Tyhesha Judge-Fogle Shaneika Pride Cowboys Rope Tampa CatholicBy Fran Hunt Greene Publishing, Inc.The Madison County Cowboys manned the field against Tampa Catholic on August 30 in the season opener, and the Cowboys roped their opponent for a 30-15 victory. Quarterback Akevious Williams had three pass completions out of 112 attempts for 75 yards, and two touchdowns. In rushing, Eric Bright had 17 carries for 157 yards, and one touchdown. Deontaye Oliver had nine carries for 44 yards. Jamond Bruton had six carries for 34 yards. Akevious Williams had three carries for three yards lost. James Monlyn had two carries for 53 yards. Kenny McQuay had one carry for 43 yards. In receiving, Cody Lange had one pass reception for 28 yards. Javon Redding had one pass reception for 26 yards. Jaquez Arnold had one pass reception for 21 yards. On the defensive side of the field, Deontaye Oliver had three tackles, one assist, and one pass interception. Brice Hamilton had six tackles, five assists, one tackle for a loss, and one quarterback sack. Ladarius Robinson had six tackles, and one assist. Cha-vaz Gee had seven tackles, two assists, one tackle for a loss, and one fumble recovery. Chris Cooks had three tackles, five assists, and one fumble recovery. Jay West had one tackle, two assists, and one pass interception. James Monlyn had three tackles, three assists, and one forced fumble. Coddrick Griffin had three tackles, and four assists. David Orr had five assists. #38 (no name on roster) had five tackles, and three assists. Eli Sellers had eight assists. Orient Livingston had three tackles, two assists, and two tackles for a loss. #99 (no name on roster) had five tackles, four assists, two tackles for a loss, and two quarterback sacks. Akevious Williams had one tackle. Kenny McQuay had one tackle, and one assist. Devarion Edwards had one assist. The Cowboys hit the field Friday, September 6 at 7:30 p.m., against eastern Christian Academy, at Boothill.

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PAGE 9 Wednesday, September 4, 2013 Madison County Carrier 9A All Legals are posted on line at All local legals are also published at L e g a l s IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA IN RE: ESTATE OF WALTER STEPHEN BUCKELS, Deceased. FILE NO.: 2013-CP-66 DIVISION: PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of WALTER STEPHEN BUCKELS, deceased, whose date of death was April 25, 2013, is pending in the Circuit Court for Madison County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Madison County Courthouse, 125 SW Range Avenue, Room 106, Madison, Florida 32340, File No. 2013-CP-66. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative'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 le their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE TIME 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 having claims or demands against decedent's estate must le their claims with this court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of the rst publication of this Notice is August 28 2013. Attorney for Personal Representative: Personal Representative: JOSEPH L. VAUGHN, JR., P.A. Kimberly Leggett Joseph L. Vaughn, Jr. 9086 Berens Street Florida Bar No. 827479 Jacksonville, Florida 32210 2468 Atlantic Boulevard Jacksonville, Florida 32207 Telephone: (904) 346-00138/28, 9/4 9/4, 9/11 9/4, 9/11 9/4, 9/11 Notice of Sale Certied Towing, Inc., 208 NE Rocky Ford Road, Madison, FL 32340, 850-973-4999, gives Notice of Lien & Intent to Sale the following pursuant to FL Statutes 713.78 on September 16, 2013 at 10:00 am at 6514 N SR 53, Madison, FL 32340: 1999 Black Ford F-250 Superduty VIN# 1FTNX21FXXEE131539/4 9/4, 9/11 Got newsStraight from the horses mouth?We Do.The Madison County Carrier& Madison Enterprise Recorder


Submitted by ACA Twenty-ve years after ESPN crews arrived to record the Smyrnios triplets in action on Warrior Memorial Field, Aucilla Christian Academy is experiencing a similar phenomena: three sets of twins in one class with a total of seven sets in the elementary grades, giving ACA a 10 percent twin student population in grades K4 through fth. Carol Aman, who has taught at ACA for 33 years, says she has never had so many multiples in one class. "They do not sit together, and usually do not pick the other when needing a partner," said Aman. That fact alone may be a little surprising. With three sets of twins in her class, she said she sometimes gets confused with names and who did what. "One of them today brought something to share and, at lunch, I forgot which twin it was," said Aman." The other students, however, don't seem to get confused." Principal Richard Finlayson, former classmate to the Smrynios triplets George, Gus and Manuel said he could always tell them apart, although teachers sometimes had a hard time if they had never taught them. "As identical as the Smyrnios triplets were," said Finlayson, "each triplet had his own personality, and the same is true for the sets of twins now attending ACA." Even Michele Tharpe, an ACA science teacher and a mother herself to third grade identical twins the only identical set at ACA, has a hard time telling her girls, Emma and Kaitlyn, apart at times. In fact, when identifying them in their ACA twin photo, she could only recognize them based on what they were wearing and their smiles. "Even though they look identical," said Tharpe, "they have many differences, especially when it comes to their favorite foods." Anna Lee and Clayton Trest, fraternal twins in Wanda Hughey's fth grade class are as different as night and day. "I hate spiders," said Anna Lee, while Clayton simply asked, "What's so bad about spiders?" In boy/girl fraternal twins, such comments are common. These days, ACA places twins either in the same or in different classes, based on parental preference. "My twins like to be together," said Lisa Roland, ACA's secondary math teacher and mother of Alissa and Jarrett, fth graders and the oldest twins at ACA. "They just have a very special bond." First grade teacher Tonya Roberts, who teaches twins, Caleb and Elizabeth Walker, told a funny story about an incident that happened in class. "One day Caleb accidentally got Elizabeth's lunch," said Roberts. "When they discovered this, they just had to get it straight. Even though the lunches were the same, they wanted the one with their own name on it!" While telling twins and triplets apart can be challenging for teachers at the beginning of a new school year, "Our goal, as a school, is to take siblings and twins and help mold them into the unique boys and girls God created them to be," said Finlayson.Photo SubmittedThe Smyrnios triplets pose for the camera at an ACA class reunion in 2012 Left to right: Manuel, George and Gus. By Rose Klein Greene Publishing, Inc.If youre a parent or grandparent for school-aged children and are looking for something meaningful to pass the time, have you ever considered being a volunteer at your child or grandchilds school? There are benets to being a school volunteer. You would be able to learn about and develop relationships with your childs teachers, principal and classmates. You would be better able to help them with their homework and keep tabs on their learning after watching the daily interactions they have in the classroom. Okay, so that sounds great, but what can you do? Plenty. You can volunteer by being a class reader, you can assist the teacher with duties like making copies or cutting out pictures for a new bulletin board, how about being a lab helper or assist with a special interest club or sports program? Guest speakers are always welcome in the classroom and if you have expertise in an area, teachers would gladly give you the spotlight to share your knowledge. How about Library Assistant, or in the case of Gina McCulley, you may end up acting as the school librarian. When McCulley approached Pinetta Elementary to see how she could help out her grandchildrens school, she was ushered into the library, where she has now volunteered for four years. Principal Beth Moore said Pinetta has been without a librarian for 10 years because funds are given according to the number of students enrolled in a school, and Pinettas numbers cant cover the cost of a librarian. McCulley has been able to pick up that slack and comes to the school for a few hours in the morning everyday. She said she even comes in on the weekends, trying to get the books current for the Accelerated Reading Program. The program is on a point system and a specied number of points are required for each grade. Students come into the library and pick out a book to read. After they read the book, there is a computer in the library where the student will test on the book. An 80 percent passes the student and gives them the points that the book is worth. McCulley is working to make sure all the books have their points listed on the inside or back cover and she is also reorganizing the entire library in an attempt to generate interest in students reading. She says what she loves the most about volunteering is the kids and the opportunity to open their eyes about the world through reading. Beth Moore says the school would love to have more volunteers and if anyone is interested they should contact her at Pinetta Elementary School, 850-973-5028. If youre wondering if your childs school accepts volunteers, you can call the school board associated with the school, where you will be required to undergo a volunteer screening beforehand. Even if you think you dont have the necessary skills to volunteer, McCulley says you do. Her previous life experience was centered on food and healthcare, but by stepping forward to volunteer, she has found a new interest and enthusiasm she might never have known. Wednesday, September 4, 2013 10A Madison County CarrierSCHOOL BAILEY MONUMENT CO 740252 Madison County Schools Need YOU!Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Rose Klein August 28, 2013Gina McCulley is an enthusiastic volunteer for Pinetta Elementary T e a c h i n g T w i n s A n d T r i p l e t s A t A C A Photo SubmittedThe twins of Aucilla take a break from class to pose with each other. Left to right: Leighton and Benjamin Faglie of Monticello (K5), Aiden and Axel Day of Greenville (3rd), Emma and Kaitlyn Tharpe of Monticello (3rd), Anna Lee and Clay Trest of Monticello (5th), Alissa and Jarrett Roland of Greenville (5th), Anna and Sammi Drawdy of Perry (3rd), and Elizabeth and Caleb Walker of Greenville (1st).