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Wed. September 11, 2013VOL. 50 NO. 4 50 cents Index2 Sections, 24 Pages Local Weather Viewpoints 2A From Page One3A Obituaries 4A Around Madison5A 9-11 6-7A Sports 8A Classied 10A Legals 11A Around Madison 12A Path of Faith Section B Pages 6-7A By Lynette Norris Greene Publishing, Inc.Identity thieves are at it again, coming up with ever more creatively audacious scams to trick people into revealing their personal nancial information to a total stranger, either over the phone or online, and they will latch onto any new opportunity that comes along. The latest opportunity is the Affordable Healthcare Act. In less than a month, online health insurance marketplaces, the healthcare exchanges many have been hearing so much about, will be open for business, and people will be able to go online in these virtual marketplaces, compare policies and rates from several insurance providers, and select a plan in which to enroll. Two facts to note: 1. Legitimate open enrollment doesnt begin until Oct. 1, 2013. 2. Fraudsters and identity thieves arent waiting that long. Several people have reported phone calls from individuals claiming to be representatives or navigators from a healthcare exchange, offering to help them sign up and get into compliance with the new affordable healthcare act, before the rates go up or that so coverage can start right away or for some other just to make sure youre in compliance or so you dont get ned. These calls may sound legitimate, even a little scary hucksters are good at that but they arent selling healthcare plans, they are gathering personal nancial and identifying information they can use to access bank accounts, credit cards, nancial assets, or even use to impersonate their victims at hospitals or doctors ofces and fraudulently obtain health care. They offer to help their victims sign up, a we-can-llout-the-form-for-you-rightnow-over-the-phone kind of deal. Gee, how convenient...for the scammer, that is. If you receive a phone call like this, use an excuse to get a callback number, hang up immediately, call the authorities and relay that number to them. If the caller seems reluctant to give out a contact number (big red ag there), dont argue; just get off the phone with them, even if you have to be rude and hang up on them in mid-sentence. NEVER give out personal identifying information over the phone to ANYONE for ANY REASON; not unless YOU initiated the call and know for certain youre actually talking to your bank, credit-card company, health care provider, insurance company, etc. The legitimate healthScam Alert: Fraudsters Are Now Using The Health Exchange TacticStory submitted by Jerome WycheFiscal year 2013 2014 have brought about some funding challenges for Madison County, making some minor adjustments in the way that business is conducted. In an effort to identify some cost savings, the Solid Waste and Recycling Department conducted a study to determine where the savings could be found, how to minimize disruption in the daily disposal of household waste by citizens and still be capable of delivering quality services. In order to avoid a reduction in collection center personnel and keep the same people employed, it became evident that a reduction in employee man-hours was the only answer. As a result of the reduction in employee hours, the collection center hours will be slightly reduced, but with minimal to almost no interruption in collection center access. The cost savings is measured by a reduction of 26 hours per week, equaling two hours per center for the 13 collection centers. To better recognize the actual reduction of hours, 774 hours per week is the current use, and effective Oct. 1, 2013, as approved by the Board of County Commissioners at their regularly scheduled meeting on Sept. 4, 2013, the total weekly hours will be 748 hours. In order to facilitate maximum citizen access, as the new center schedule was drafted, each center was carefully studied with special attention to those that experienced high volumes of trafc, peak usage, work hours of citizen employees and was structured for maximum weekend use. Each collection center would be closed one workday per week for cleaning and sanitation and equipment servicing. Because all collection centers are closed on Sunday, all collection centers will resume normal hours, consistent with the previous schedule, and all centers will be opened on Friday, Saturday and Monday. If there is a countyrecognized holiday on Friday, Saturday or Monday and the centers are closed, all centers will be opened all of the remaining days of that week. When the Solid Waste and Recycling Department conducted a review of surrounding counties, the ndings showed the following benets: Madison County offered more controlled collection centers and more access hours A variety of additional services, other than solid waste disposal, to include dry bulk and yard trash and white goods disposal at no additional cost Clean and attractive centers with park like appearances Safe entry and exits All centers are fully equipped to On Friday, Sept. 6, at approximately 3:30 a.m., the Madison 911 Center received a report of a structure re at a home belonging to Cleo Pullen, Jr., 289 Valentine Street in the Georgetown area of the city of Madison. Responding units found a house fully involved and the home next door also on re. Personnel from Greenville and Lee Volunteer Fire Departments aided Madison Fire/Rescue. Madison Police Department, Madison County Sheriffs Ofce and Madison County Emergency Medical Services also were on scene. A home next doo, belonging to Sallie Mae Jones was also damaged in the re. Because of the circumstances surrounding the blaze, the State Fire Marshals ofce was called to do the investigation. No known injuries were reported.Home Destroyed In Early Morning Fire Photos Submitted By Pat Lightcap September 6, 2013Solid Waste Department Announces New SchedulePlease See New Schedule On Page 3ALast Wednesday, Sept. 4, investigators from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the Madison County Sheriffs Ofce swarmed in on Gunslingers Pawn Shop, located on South Duval Street in Madison. Ralph Martinez, an investigator with the ATF, said that the investigation is ongoing and no information can be released at this time. Information will be released by the ATF as soon as it can be. ATF Not Releasing Information On Pawn Shop Investigation YetPlease See Scam Alert On Page 3A By Lynette Norris Greene Publishing, Inc.When the Madison City Commission began its September meeting, it was standing room only in the audience. After the item concerning the Womans Club was discussed, debated and voted on, nearly three quarters of those in attendance left. The proposed sale of the Womans Club building to the members of the club for $1 was what had brought so many people out. The issue has been ongoing for several months, ever since the City had proposed taking over custodianship of the building; the Womans Club members, the current custodians, had stopped renting out the building in December of 2012, after extensive and expensive incidents of vandalism and destruction of property that occurred during some of the events held there. However, by no longer renting out the premises to other groups and organizations, they unknowingly came into violation of a 1939 lease agreement with the city. No one told us that we were in violation of anything, said Ethel Barefoot, a member of the club in attendance. We were just trying to protect the building from being destroyed. Ernest Rains, addressing the commission on behalf of a group of concerned citizens, questioned the economic logic of the $1 sale in a time of tight budgets for the city of Madison. The City of Madison certainly doesnt need to lose money on anything, he said, adding that the citizens group he represented didnt object to the sale so much as the amount that was being asked. City Commission: Womans Club Negotiations Still OpenPlease See Womans Club On Page 3A See Full Size Chart On Page 3A 9-11 Salute


Eating a special diet called the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) eating plan can help protect your heart. Following the DASH diet means eating foods that are low in fat, cholesterol and salt. The diet is rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and low-fat dairy products, which can help protect your heart. Beans, other low-fat sources of protein and certain types of sh also can reduce your risk of heart disease. Limiting certain fats you eat also is important. Of the types of fat saturated, polyunsaturated, monounsaturated and trans fat saturated fat and trans fat increase the risk of coronary artery disease by raising blood cholesterol levels. Major sources of saturated fat include: Red meat Dairy products Coconut and palm oils Sources of trans fat include: Deep-fried fast foods Bakery products Packaged snack foods Margarines Crackers Look at the label for the term "partially hydrogenated" to avoid trans fat. Heart-healthy eating isn't all about cutting back, though. Most people need to add more fruits and vegetables to their diet with a goal of ve to 10 servings a day. Eating that many fruits and vegetables can not only help prevent heart disease, but also may help prevent cancer. Omega-3 fatty acids, a type of polyunsaturated fat, may decrease your risk of heart attack, protect against irregular heartbeats and lower blood pressure. Some sh, such as salmon and mackerel, are a good natural source of omega-3s. Omega-3s are present in smaller amounts in axseed oil, walnut oil, soybean oil and canola oil, and they can also be found in supplements. Following a hearthealthy diet also means drinking alcohol only in moderation no more than two drinks a day for men, and one a day for women. At that moderate level, alcohol can have a protective effect on your heart. More than that becomes a health hazard. Who of us older than our mid-20s cannot recall where we were and the circumstances in the early fall of 2001 when we rst learned of the 9/11 attacks? For most of us, it is a moment frozen in time. In the same vein, my parents generation can tell you exactly the same circumstances when the radio announced the attack on Pearl Harbor that fateful Sunday morning in December 1941. Collectively, these are the worst attacks in our nations history and galvanized our people into response. As President Roosevelt declared before Congress, our nation was suddenly and deliberately attacked. For a brief moment, political differences melted away. Who can forget when President Bush addressed Congress following the attack, the embrace he received from then Senate Democrat Leader Tom Daschle? When FDR asked for a Constitutional Declaration of War from the Congress, there was only one dissenting vote. Thats bi-partisanship. Thats a united country. Of course, the further away we are from such a dening event, the more we fall into the same rut of political division. George Bush found out quickly that his support from the other side of the aisle was gone with the wind. Following Pearl Harbor, the Republicans held several investigations into the attack, trying to prove malfeasance or worse on the part of Roosevelt. Last year on this date, our Consulate in Benghazi, Libya was attacked and four Americans, including ambassador Chris Stevens, were murdered. The investigation of that attack by the Administration (Accountability Review Board) was brief and shallow, pr obably because an election was underway. Fundamental questions about events leading up to the attack; our poor response during the attack; and a misleading excuse for the attack still remain. A year later, no one has been held accountable. Now the Obama Administration is contemplating going to war (or whatever John Kerry wants to call it) against Syria for their use of chemical weapons in an attack against rebel strongholds on August 21st. The American people (and their representative in Congress) are solidly against military intervention. Why? We have been jaded to Middle Eastern politics after two seemingly intractable wars following 9/11. The intervention in Afghanistan, widely supported at the beginning, is still on-going and a thorn in our side twelve years later. Were now (mostly) out of Iraq, but that war was very costly, divisive, and the results are shaky at best. America is war-weary. Why should we intervene in Syrias two year old civil war? Exactly what is the objective? Will military intervention achieve the goal? Why wont anyone else from the international community follow us? What unintended consequences loom on the horizon to draw us further into the conict or make matters worse? It seems that there are more questions than answers at this point. Maybe Obama will clear all of this ambiguity in his speech tonight, but I doubt it. Astronaut Pete Conrad once said about testing aircraft, when in doubt, dont do anything. Maybe that advice extends to the situation in Syria also. It is hard to make the case that we need to go to war in Syria for humanitarian purposes as many argue. That sounds like an oxymoron. Remember the infamous quote from the Vietnam War: in order to save the village, we had to destroy it. Doesnt make sense, does it? Some like Senator Lindsey Graham argue that the real enemy is Iran and by intervening in Syria, we send our enemy a strong message. In other words, Syria is really our opportunity to enter a proxy war. But our track record in socalled proxy wars isnt too stellar. Was Korea such a war? Certainly Vietnam was such a war against Communism, represented by the Soviet Union and China. How did that work out? And sending messages to our enemies is similarly fruitless Lyndon Johnson spent four years trying to send a message to the North Vietnamese. They didnt pick up the phone. When Barack Obama took ofce in early 2009, he promised to improve Americas image in the Arab world. If anything, the situation has worsened. Maybe three weeks ago, I could have supported a campaign to destroy the Syrian chemical weapons stockpile, if that were even feasible. That ship has sailed. Better at this stage to lead the international community to reafrm our stance that weapons like this should be banned and destroyed once and forever. In the meantime, this is an important anniversary among Muslim jihadists everywhere. We better be on our Wednesday, September 11, 2013 2A Madison County CarrierVIEWPOINTS& OPINIONS National SecurityJoe Boyles Guest Columnist Did You Know...Anniversary of 9/11Everywhere you look today you can see gluten free; there are products on grocery store shelves and in freezer cases, options at restaurants are becoming more common and typing in gluten free on the Internet will give you thousands of sites to choose from. Going gluten free has almost become trendy. Luckily, for those who have suffered with gluten issues, all this information now available has given them confirmation of their problems and a diagnosis could finally be given to their symptoms. I first became interested in gluten free when one of my dogs was diagnosed several years back with an autoimmune disease. He was developing tumors, dropping weight (partially due to what seemed a lack of appetite) and losing so much hair that I thought he might have contracted mange. At this point, I was preparing myself for his death, as was anyone else who saw him. The veterinarian was very helpful and researched autoimmune diseases for me and prescribed medications designed specifically to treat them. After several weeks, I noticed no apparent change in Radar and so began doing research on my own. I always look to diet first since I believe food is the first line of defense against any disease. I stopped giving the meds and put him on a cancer diet, one without any carbs because I learned that cancer cells feed on carbohydrates, and with tumors present, cancer was an option in my mind. Radars diet became a vegetable mix with supplements and fresh meat, with absolutely no commercial dog food. His appetite returned, along with his weight and his beautiful hair finally came back. Today, Radar is still with me and shows no signs of his previous diagnosis. Today I recognize that it may have been the lack of gluten in Radars diet that helped in healing him. Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease, not a food allergy that some think it is. I also now have friends diagnosed with this disease and began looking at gluten free baking. I was surprised to see that most of the recipes had a laundry list of ingredients unfamiliar to me. With grocery list in hand, I hit the health food store in Tallahassee and found all but two of the items I had written down. The next day I pulled all the ingredients out, opened my laptop and prepared myself for a night of learning and baking. To my frustration, the two ingredients I wasnt able to find were the ingredients used most in baking. While my friend will have to wait on her baked goods, I did learn a lot that night. The largest lesson learned was that almost everything I know about baking does not apply when going gluten free. Gluten free flours can be heavy (buckwheat, millet and legume), medium weight (sorghum, oat and brown rice) or light (white rice flour). They are often mixed so the baked good isnt too heavy or too light, which in gluten free can mean gummy. You also have to add starches, such as arrowroot, potato or tapioca, to replace the lack of gluten that functions to bind the ingredients together and to tenderize and lighten the dough. Xanthan gum or guar gum is also added to give dough the stretch and viscosity to prevent the baked food from being crumbly or dry. Extra leavening helps with the lightness, as does extra fats, to the end product. While I did come away with a much greater understanding of gluten free products and how to use them in baking, I didnt have a finished product, which means no recipe to share with you. So I will call todays column, Part 1 in this gluten free journey and next week, I will share my results with you. Its time to play. If you would like to share your experiences with gluten free products or have a recipe that is gluten free, please send it to, and Ill include it in Part 2.Going Gluten Free Means Going Back To School Rose Klein ColumnistFrank NathanExecutive Director Lake Park of Madison Health & Wellness TipsSearching For Ambrosia You may qualify based on your income or if youre currently eligible to receive public assistance such as Medicaid, Food Stamps (SNAP) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Your eligibility varies by state. 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See brochures and Terms and Conditions (including arbitration provision) at for additional information regarding T-Mobile service and products, including important limitations on availability and reliability of 9-1-1 emergency service when using Wi-Fi Calling. 2013 T-Mobile USA, Inc. Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Rose Klien September 8, 2013Some of the many products needed to bake gluten free.


New Schedule Cont. From Page 1A Wednesday, September 11, 2013 Madison County Carrier 3AWorld NewsBy Rose Klein $30,000 Cofns Have Music For The DeadIn Stockholm, Sweden, the Swedish rm, Pause Ljud & Bild, are selling $30,000 cofns that are equipped with speakers and a spotify music account to stream songs into the grave. The company said its CataCombo Sound System cofns have two-way speakers so the living can hear the music thats playing inside the cofn. A headstone has a digital display so visitors will know the name of the current playing track. The company said their rst customer, Fredrik Hjelmquist, is allowing strangers to add tracks to his playlist, Pause 4Ever.Trained Rats Used To Detect GunpowderIn Rotterdam, Netherlands, the police department is training rats to sniff out gunpowder traces at shooting scenes. The department has ve rats named after famous ctional detectives: Derrick, Magnum, Poirot, Johnson and Johnston. The trainer for the rats, Monique Hamerslag, said, You can use rats for detection by smell; think drugs, money, bodies, blood, re accelerants and explosives. Hamerslag said she came up with the idea of training rats for police work when she discovered rats were being used to locate landmines in Africa. She said rats are more portable than dogs and have a stronger sense of smell. Police spokesman, Marc Wiebes, said the rats would detect gunpowder on people who have recently red off guns following a shooting incident.Group Visits Historical Landmark And Finds Naked WomanIn Belfast, Ireland, a group of walkers said they were shocked when coming upon Cave Hill, a major Belfast landmark, where they approached an entrance to one of the caves to discover a naked woman. One of the walkers said the woman was doing typical glamour modeling poses, nothing tasteful. Some of the group used cellphones to take pictures and posted them on the Internet. Another witness said, Even when people were walking towards them, they didnt seem in any sort of panic to stop and the girl made no attempt to get her kit back on. Nelson McCausand, the provincial social development minister, called for a city council investigation. He called the nude photo shoot, totally inappropriate.Dog Uses City Bus To Travel For MealsIn Genoa, Italy, a local dog has attracted a lot of attention because he has learned to travel on city buses without his owner. Camillo began using the bus when he was a pup, along with his owner, but is now 12 years old and travels alone so he can visit stores where he knows he can be fed. Camillos owner says, Shop owners give him ham and biscuits, he goes to the poultry shop to eat, he has his reference points. She stated that after his rounds of patronizing local food establishments, Camillo always returns home by the end of the day. 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 DunnBookkeeping Brooke Kinsley Classified 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) The new hours of operation for the countys 13 collection sites takes effect Oct. 1, 2013. Scam Alert Cont. From Page 1A Womans Club Cont. From Page 1Acare exchanges are not even open for business yet. Plans and prices will not be available until Oct. 1, 2013, and no one can enroll in any plans until that date. In most cases, coverage wont start until Jan. 1, 2014. Even after Oct. 1, no one from a health care exchange is going to be calling people about enrolling. The health care exchanges are set up as marketplaces where people can compare different rate plans from different companies side by side. Customers will then deal with the individual insurance companies they have chosen, and will be able to do so online, by mail, or over the phone. Another ploy the scammers are using is phony healthcare exchange websites. Scammers and identity thieves are very good at building convincing websites, but when people ll out the online forms, the information they provide goes straight to a phishing scammer. Even though the health care exchanges arent open for business yet, you can still visit the website and learn more about how it will operate in Florida between now and Oct. 1 by visiting their website: If you dont have computer access, call 1-800318-2596 with any questions you may have.If the building is sold, it should be for a fair market price, he said. It belongs to the citizens of Madison, and the citizens of Madison will take a loss...Ill give you $2. I have an organization that will benet from that building. The city needs the money. However, nothing is as simple as it seems. Commissioner Jim Stanley stated that he had recently spoken to Jargo Clark, the son-in-law of Van H. Priest, who had furnished the land for the WPA to build the clubhouse. The city, which then owned the building, but not the land, entered into a 99-year lease with the Womans Club, making the club the custodians of the building responsible for maintenance and upkeep. All those years since then, the ladies of the Womans Club have made all the improvements, and paid all the expenses of running the building, said Stanley, adding that if people needed a venue for family reunions and such, the Senior Citizens Center with its large banquet hall was available, and they need the money after all the budget cuts from the state. Additionally, the lease agreement contains a clause stating that if the club ever withdrew from custodianship, the city was obligated to reimburse the club for everything that had been spent on the buildings upkeep and maintenance since the lease went into effect in 1939. Mayor Rayne Cooks pointed out that the city had also contributed something to the upkeep and maintenance, including a ramp, water bill payments and pumping the septic tank, and added that giving away the building was like stepping back 50 years. Cooks and Commissioner Judy Townsend asked about the possibility of the community pulling together and nding a common ground of renting out the building again. What about establishing a deposit amount and security arrangements for renters? What about some way to screen the renters? Commissioner Ina Thompson agreed, and suggested setting up a formal renter agreement that established a security deposit high enough to cover possible damage and some rules and regulations that renters had to abide by. When the question came up of how the $1 scenario emerged in the rst place, City Manager Tim Bennett owned that it was his idea; when cutting the citys budget, he had seen it as a way to save $15,000 on a required city sewer connection to the building, and given the requirement that the city reimburse the club for years of maintenance and upkeep expenses since 1939, he saw the sale as a way to solve the whole problem. The negotiation process is still alive and well if this (the $1 sale) does not go through, said Bennett. We have two good groups of people who can sit down and talk. City Clerk Lee Anne Hall said she had been in Madison 18 years and the Womans Club rental had worked all those years, until the clubs decision to stop renting. It seemed only sensible to go back to that agreement and gure out how to make it work again. Others in the audience suggested that the $1 deal might look like preferential treatment, if other groups and organizations wanting similar deals from the city couldnt get them. It was, said by one audience member, a ght we dont need. Tina Johnson added that not everybody who rented the club was going to tear it up, and pointed out that there werent very many nice places available for rent in Madison for formal occasions as weddings and such. Well go in whatever direction the City Commission tells us, said Bennett. After several more minutes of discussion and debate, the motion was made to go back to the negotiating table with all the parties and try to work something out regarding renting out the club house again with the $1 sale option still alive and well. The commissioners approved the measure unanimously. assist in voluntary recycling reclamation. A new schedule has been attached for your review and adjustment. Although copies have been attached to this article, copies may be received by calling the department at (850) 973-2611, Monday through Thursday, from 6:30 a.m. 5:00 p.m. The Madison County Solid Waste and Recycling Department will continue to do all that is possible to deliver quality services and would like to thank our citizens for helping to keep Madison County clean.


{September 11}The Plus Club will start off a new year of monthly noon meetings at the UMCM Center. Sheriff Ben Stewart, back by popular demand, will be the guest speaker on the topic of the Second Amendment the right to bear arms. All 55 Plus Club meetings are free and open to anyone in the community 55 and older, no registration reservation required. For more information or directions to the UMCM Center on Colin Kelly Highway, call Deborah Brown at (850) 929-4938.{September 14}Choirs Rejoice in Song will be held Sept. 14, beginning at 6 p.m. (EST) at Pineland Missionary Baptist Church, 205 NE County Camp Road in Madison. Donations will support programs that help seniors live independently and age in place with dignity.{September 15}Hickory Grove United Methodist Church will hold its annual Homecoming Service, with Sunday School beginning at 10 a.m. and the service at 11 a.m. Pastor Tim Blanton, now full-time minister at Hickory Grove, will be leading the worship service. A huge Dinner on the Ground immediately follows the service. For directions or more information, contact Dan Buchanon at (850) 9294318.{October 20}Midway Church of God will hold its homecoming service beginning at 10 a.m. Bishop Ivester will be the guest speaker and LifeSong will be the musical guests. Everyone is invited to attend. {November 1}Members of the Madison High School Class of 1973 are planning a class reunion to be held Dec. 27-29, 2013. The committee is asking that all class members please contact one of the persons listed below to express your interest in participating in the reunion and receive further information. The registration deadline is Nov. 1, 2013. To register, or for more information, please contact: Mary Frances Mauldin, mauldinm73@gmail.c om; Sharon James Postell,, (850) 973-6200; Renetta Warren Parrish,, (850) 4640610; or Fagarie Wormack, Wednesday, September 11, 2013 4A Madison County CarrierAROUNDMADISONCOUNTY Community Calendar Announcements Browning And Wirick To WedBrittney Browning and Shannon Wirick Jr. are happy to announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. Brittney is the daughter of Michael and Brandi Browning and Brenda Pickles Browning of Madison, Fla. Shannon Jr. is the son of Shannon Sr. and Leann Wirick of Lee, Fla. The couple would like to invite family and friends to their wedding on Sept. 28, 2013 at 6 p.m. located at 6345 NW Little Cat Road, Madison. (Madison 429) Benny RyeBenny Rye, age 66, died September 6, 2013 at his home after an extended illness. Bennie has nished his journey here on earth and has gone on to be with the Lord. Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Beggs Funeral Home, with visitation on Monday, September 9, 2013, from 6-8 p.m., at Beggs Funeral Home, with burial at Corinth Cemetery, Lee. FL. Benny served in the US Army for two years during the 1960s and owned his own business for a few years, before retiring as a Correctional Ofcer in 2005 with the Madison Correctional Institution. He was an active member of Beulah Baptist Church of Lee. He is survived by his wife of 44 years: Lonette Rye of Lee; one son: Randy Rye (Tina) of Jasper, Ga.; one daughter: Stacey Donaldson of Lee; seven grandchildren: Tyler, Ashley, and Jesse Donaldson of Lee, Kristin and Landon Rye of Jasper, Ga.; and Dylan and Megan Hammett of Valdosta, Ga., and South Carolina, along with a host of nieces and nephews; one brother, Bobby Rye (Annette) of Lee; two sisters: Betty Hunter (Willie) of Vero Beach and Belinda Chason (Carlos) of Tallahassee. He was preceded in death by his parents, Berry and Myrtice Rye, his younger brother Barton Rye, and an infant sister, Barbara. Beggs Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements 850-9732258.Obituaries Thelma HunterThelma Jean Hunter, age 78, died Sunday, Sept. 8 at Madison Nursing Center. Thelma Jean was a homemaker and was a member of New Hopeful Baptist Church. She is survived by one son, William Hunter (Debbie); two daughters, Traci Mickel and Janet Baldwin (Donald); one brother, Porky Wynn; one sister, Juanita Singletary; six grandchildren and one great granddaughter. A Celebration of Life Service will be held Thursday, 7 p.m., Sept. 12 at Beggs Funeral Home and Beggs will also be in charge of arrangements 850973-2258.Pastor From Kenya Needs Audience In Madison CountyBy Rose Klein Greene Publishing, Inc.Pastor Aggrey Watindi has come all the way from Kenya, Africa to try and raise funds for a new roof. Pastor Watindi oversees several village churches in Kenya and is in the process of building another. Along with the church, the building will also house a training facility for new pastors. The cost of building and the materials needed are very expensive in Kenya. To get an idea of how much the dollar is worth there, Kenyan workers are paid only $1 a day, compared to the salaries here in Madison. Raising funds in the U.S. would allow them to increase their building budget exponentially. Benjie Dyal, the pastor at New Home Baptist Church and Sam McGhee, a deacon at Pineland Missionary Baptist Church are partnering with Pastor Watindi to assist him with the fundraising mission. Dyal and McGhee are asking for local churches to allow the Kenyan Pastor into their churches so his testimony can be heard. Pastor Dyal said, Anyone given the opportunity to hear Pastor Watindi speak will be powerfully blessed by his touching testimony and what God is doing for the Kenyan people. Pastor Watindi said his work is to plant churches and train pastors in Kenya, and is asking Madisonians for their help so that he can continue Gods work. If you are interested in having Pastor Watindi speak or if you would like to donate, you can call Pastor Benjie Dyal at (850)-869-0126 or Sam McGhee at (850)-973-2436.Photo SubmittedWith Sam McGee on his left, and Benjie Dyal on his right, Pastor Aggrey Watindi hopes to connect with the people of Madison County.


By Sheriff's Inv. Mark W. JoostThe Madison County Sheriffs Ofce will be facilitating its next Concealed Carry Weapons class on Saturday, Sept. 14. The National Rie Association (N.R.A.) First Steps Pistol course is the foundation for the sheriffs ofce eight hour concealed carry class. In addition, information is provided to ensure that each student is aware of what they can expect to take place before, during and after violent confrontations and how they, as individuals, can best prepare for these dynamics. We emphasize to our students how important it is to value life and to employ less lethal options when the circumstances permit, but we want our students to be condently prepared. The Florida standards for legally carrying a concealed rearm may not be sufcient to prepare for violent confrontations. Our goal is to fully prepare law abiding citizens for the complex dynamics of violent confrontations while helping to preserve each of our 2nd Amendment rights. This class far exceeds the requirements to apply for the State of Florida Concealed Carry Weapons Permit for residents and non-residents. The Florida Concealed Carry Weapons permit is honored in 36 states. These classes are taught by N.R.A. multi-discipline law enforcement rearms instructors who have military, S.W.A.T. and violent confrontation experience. The cost for this course is $65.00. The cost goes down for additional people in a group. The Madison County Sheriffs Ofce will also be offering an Intermediate Pistol Course for citizens from 2 p.m. until approximately 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21. This six and a half hour course is designed to build a winning foundation for basic concealed carry weapon courses. It will also benet anyone who desires to increase their knowledge, condence and ability to prevail in a violent confrontation. There are many ne N.R.A. instructors facilitating concealed carry weapon classes locally and throughout our nation. Many of us take it serious to prepare law abiding citizens for the dynamics of armed confrontations. I consider this a team effort with all of my fellow N.R.A. instructors. My concern remains with the brief gun show type courses. Although many of these instructors may be presenting their material in a professional manner, and may meet the state requirement within a few hours, citizens often leave these gun show type courses more confused than before they started or they are completely unaware of very important issues. Our courses are attempting to offer instruction in areas that statistics show to be extremely important. We want to assist good people in becoming aware and prepared. It is up to individuals to make the choices that are best for them. Our concealed carry weapon course helps you establish a winning foundation. This intermediate course will provide additional skills we consider a necessity to win mentally, physically and spiritually. Some of the skills we will cover in this course include: Fine tuning weapon concealed carry options. Less lethal options. Accessing a rearm concealed on your person and ring. Clearing handgun malfunctions. Cover vs. concealment. Firing from cover. Enhancing marksmanship fundamentals. Enhancing speed and accuracy with a rearm. Reloading under stress. Night ring with and without a ashlight. Basic instinctive shooting. Handgun retention. Predator proximity awareness. Handgun disassembly, cleaning and assembly. As a law abiding citizen, making the choice to arm ourselves is a right and a privilege. We owe it to ourselves and our loved ones to make the necessary preparations. Make the choice to be a victor, not a victim. We want to share with you the knowledge on how to prepare for, and win, a violent confrontation. The cost for this class is $45.00 per person and students are required to provide the ammunition they would like to use during the practical exercises. A large portion of these course fees will support youth adventure camps sponsored by the sheriffs office as well as other free courses for the community. If you would like to register for either of these classes, or if you have any questions, please contact Captain Mark W. Joost at (850) 519-0947. Wednesday, September 11, 2013 Madison County Carrier 5AAROUNDMADISONCOUNTY Local bankers who know business.At Capital City Bank, we know running a business isnt easy. It takes drive, dedication and hard work to keep the doors open. And while we offer plenty of innovative tools and services to help businesses like yours, we also know that its our people who really make the difference. Our bankers are your neighbors, customers and friends, with the experience that makes our business the right choice for yours. Call or visit us online to learn more. Well be here with a familiar face and a helping hand when youre ready to put us to work for you. 850.342.2510 Forehand | President, Jefferson & Madison Counties Madison Country Club Hosts Open House And Reception Sept. 12Submitted by Madison County Country ClubMadison Country Club is pleased to announce the celebration of its 60thanniversary with a special combination of a birthday reception and open house. Everyone is invited to attend! The event, scheduled to take place on Thursday, Sept. 12, will be from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. in the proshop lounge at Madison Country Club. Guests will receive a complimentary tour of the clubhouse, an update on remodeling plans for the Grand Madison Reception Hall, and a tour of the greens and fairways, weather permitting. Guests will also enjoy complimentary hors doeuvres, birthday cake, and a complimentary beverage of their choice. The event is co-sponsored by the Greater Madison County Chamber of Commerce. For additional information, or to donate door prizes, please contact Ted Ensminger at (850)-973-6701 Forehand Named Capital City BankPresident Of Jeffer son/Madi son MarketSubmitted by Capital City BankJustin Forehand has been named Capital City Bank President of Jefferson and Madison counties. He succeeds former president Bill Gunnels whose retirement from the Bank after three decades of service was effective as of Aug. 30. As president of Capital City Bank, Forehands responsibilities include overseeing operation of the Capital City Bank ofces in Madison and Monticello and further strengthening the Companys position in Jefferson and Madison counties. With a career history spanning over two decades and a background in nancial services that includes ofce management, commercial and consumer lending and credit analysis roles, Forehand brings a broad knowledge base to his new position. After managing one of Capital City Banks Tallahassee ofces early in his career, Forehand returns to the Company to guide efforts in the Jefferson/Madison market. Justin has a vast and varied background in the industry and has lived and worked most his life in the Big Bend area, said Bill Smith, Capital City Bank Group chairman, president and CEO. His knowledge of the business and strong community relationships are two factors that I am condent will contribute to a smooth transition. A native of the Big Bend area, Forehand obtained his Associate of Arts degree from Tallahassee Community College and completed his undergraduate studies at Illinois State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in politics and government. Thereafter, he attended the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University. Forehand has lived in Jefferson County for more than 10 years and currently resides in Lamont, with his wife and three children. About Capital City Bank Group, Inc. Capital City Bank Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: CCBG) is one of the largest publicly traded nancial services companies headquartered in Florida and has approximately $2.6 billion in assets. The Company provides a full range of banking services, including traditional checking, savings and loan services, asset management, trust, mortgage banking, merchant services, bankcards, data processing and securities brokerage services. The Company's bank subsidiary, Capital City Bank, was founded in 1895 and has 66 fullservice banking ofces and 71 ATMs to serve 25 communities in the greater Tallahassee, Gainesville and Macon, Ga. areas. Concealed Carry Weapons Class Set For SaturdayChad Arnold Welcomed As Newest Rotary MemberGreene Publishing Inc. Photo by Lynette Norris, September 4, 2013Madison Rotary Club President Wayne Conger (right) introduced newest Rotary Member Chad Arnold (center) of Kids, Incorporated of Big Bend. He welcomed him to membership in not only the local Madison Rotary club, but to all Rotary Clubs Worldwide. Left to right: Sponsoring Rotary member Ronald Bass, Arnold and Conger.


6A Madison County Carrier Madison County Carrier Wednesday, September 11, 2013Wednesday, September 11, 2013 Remembering September 11, 2001 candlelight vigil held in memory of the men and women who died in the attacks. There is another update from Congressman Boyd, a story about a bloodmobile visiting Madison, and a card of thanks from Juan Botino to groups and organizations around the globe for support and sympathy expressed for the American people after the Sept. 11 attacks. There is also a story about Pinetta receiving a new re station, Pinetta First Baptist Church holding a sh fry, and Cherry Lake United Methodist Church starting up its All-Stars For Jesus Youth Program. A story about a health fair and free health screenings shows photos of tables draped in red, white and blue bunting. Other stories feature a horse rescue/retirement farm in Lovett operated by the Gillis family that takes in elderly, unwanted horses to keep them out of the slaughter house; a miniature horse farm opens in out near Lee to breed and sell miniature horses; and the Farm Bureau holds its annual banquet where Dale Gibbons is recognized as Conservation Farmer of the Year. The trail of stories show a small community of people hit hard by the rst shockwave, gathering together almost instinctively in public places and houses of worship to understand it all and pull together, to offer help where needed, and eventually rising once more to their duties and responsibilities as a community, as families, as friends and neighbors, but in a world that was different in ways both subtle and profound. As Mary Ellen Greene writes in the Sept. 26 Carrier, Americans have always been cushioned by their freedom and their pride in their homeland. September 11th has wiped clean the way everyday Americans go to work, drop a child off at school, or go shopping. Typical things that happened every day before September 11th is no longer an ordinary day. Everyone will now remember where they were when they heard the news of the crashes...there are reminders of this days tragedy all around us in Madison County. There are American ags ying and some at half staff, and signs everywhere proclaiming God Bless America. Fast forward to 2013. Today we may wonder, What was Madison County like in the days and weeks following 9/11? In addition to our own memories, here is what a couple of Madison County community leaders recall from that time. Rev. Oliver Bradley, who is also the Veterans Affairs Ofcer for Madison County, recalls rst hearing of the attacks and rushing over to the County Commission Ofce just in time to see the second plane crash into the second tower. To watch that in real time...even as a veteran, having been in Vietnam, war was always something that happened in other countries...I was just shaken. For about a month, he walked around stunned by the events. It seemed to him that maybe other folks were just as stunned, too much to really talk about what had happened. After about a month, as he had time to absorb the event and realize what had happened, what he did notice right away was that people were more courteous to each other; more caring. To underline this, he goes back to the 1988 presidential election, when he heard the statement from the elder George Bush about wanting America to be a kinder, gentler nation. That statement won my heart, said Bradley, recalling how he had grown up under segregation and Jim Crow laws. I thought, this guy gets it he knows what we need as a nation. In the weeks after September 11, I saw that (kinder, gentler nation) happening. We were more courteous and caring. Lines of communication were opening up. Pastors of different churches organized prayer groups that brought more people together, people who might not otherwise see much of each other, and people were talking, getting together, trying to help. Not only the folks up in New York, but each other as well. In Madison County, I could see that, said Bradley. And thats what comes back to me. /11 devastated all of us, small as well as large communities, said Jim Stanley, who had started out years ago as the coordinator for Civil Defense for Madison County and saw the beginnings of what would become todays Emergency Management Services in the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew. During the 1980s, with the Cold War fading, natural disasters like tornadoes, oods and res became more of the central focus for Civil Defense operations. Stanley, who was also running the T.J. Beggs Company while coordinating the Civil Defense for Madison County out of the Beggs company ofce, with the blessings of the Beggs, recalls that it was about 1997 or 1998 when the name changed from Civil Defense to Emergency Management, and he remembers the rst couple of years after applying for grant money from the states Emergency Management Trust Fund, he was able to get such basic equipment as breathing gear and chainsaws for the various re departments in the county. He and his assistant Vicki Brown took dozens of training courses in emergency management. Nevertheless, the day of the attacks, as he watched on the television in the Beggs ofce, he remembers turning to Brown and saying, Vicki, our lives are never going to be the same again. Within a couple of weeks, he and Brown were sitting in a statemandated class on Weapons of Mass Destruction in Monticello. It was a serious, well-organized class, as Stanley recalls, and there was an exam later, which all class participants would either pass, or come back and re-take until they did. They were pretty serious about getting all of us in emergency management up to speed on what was going on. said Stanley. Unfamiliar situations could overwhelm emergency workers really quickly, but there was a concerted effort on the part of the state to get emergency workers information on what they could be dealing with. Intensied training wasnt the only thing going on; there were prayer services and memorial services going on in the community to help people cope with what was happening, and Stanley helped organize the memorial service in the Winn-Dixie parking lot. He recalls that the planning started right after 9/11, and that the service was to begin around 5 or 6 p.m., right after work for a lot of people. There was a pretty good crowd that showed up as Stanley recalls. He addressed the crowd for a few minutes and Vicki Brown also spoke briey, as did several re chiefs from the various re departments in the county. It was a real nice tribute, said Stanley. Stanley also recalls Chris Floyd, the man in charge of the Red Cross Emergency Response for North Florida, went to work for a couple of weeks at the Twin Towers site; when he returned, he spoke at the Rotary Club, where Stanley was a member, and described what he had seen at what was rapidly becoming known as Ground Zero. Throughout his career in Civil Defense, and later, in Emergency Management, Stanley emphasized that We always had all the help and support we needed, whether it came from the citizens or from the Board of County Commissioners, Because thats just the way Madison is. We might scrap and fuss amongst ourselves but when the chips are down, we come together. As for the September attacks, the severity of it, the rst time we were attacked on our soil by a foreign enemy since the American was a shock to everybody, but everybody pulled together. Thats the neat thing about Madison County. Everybody pulls together. By Lynette Norris Greene Publishing, Inc.Twelve years ago today, a sunny Tuesday morning in September dawned in Madison, just like any other day in any other small town. There might have been one or two of those puffy little clouds that show up sometimes on a sunny pre-fall morning, when the light is taking on a paler glow and the shadows are just beginning to lengthen as the days grow shorter, approaching the ofcial rst day of autumn. However, most people probably remember a great blue dome of a sky that looked solid enough to touch as they got their kids ready for what was probably their third or fourth week of school by then, and got themselves dressed and drove to work, opening up their businesses or arriving at their ofces. As morning dawned about a thousand miles away, people in New York, one of the largest cities in the United States were waking up, getting their kids ready for school, and arriving at work under a similarly sunny sky. What happened there in the next few minutes rocked the world, and the shock waves hit Madison within the hour, as CNN and almost every other television channel in America beamed images of planes crashing into the World Trade Center, replaying those images over and over. Parents streamed to schools to pick up their children as the schools closed. Businesses shut down and workers went home, turned on their televisions and stared in disbelief. Where ofces stayed open, employees probably gathered around the television in the break room, like moths gathered around a ame, unable to look away. Those who had to keep working, the farmers, doctors, nurses, law enforcement ofcers, emergency workers and others, carried on with their responsibilities, probably listening to the radio every chance they had. By the end of the day, everyone knew that the world was a markedly different place than what it had been when they had awakened that morning. Twelve years later, almost everyone can remember where they were and what they were doing when they rst heard about the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, but what about the days and weeks afterward? What did people do in those rst few days and weeks after that fateful day? What was Madison like? How had it changed? In the Sept 14, 2001 edition of the Madison Enterprise-Recorder, a front-page wire photo from New York shows a National Guardsman standing before a mangled, smoky mass of crumbled buildings. A story relating the events of that day, includes the stories of Madison locals worried about relatives caught up in the region of the attacks. Madison resident Pat Olsen waited for hours to nd out what had become of her nephew, who was in Boston on business during the attacks. She feared he might have been on one of the hijacked planes. Hours later, she was relieved to learn that he was alive and well, but stuck in the Boston airport, because all ights had been grounded for several days after the attacks. Madison native Brett Copeland worked at the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington D.C., one block from the Pentagon, which was also attacked that day. Copeland, son of W.C. and Frances Copeland, grandson of Willie Clare Copeland and Eloise Stewart, and a 1981 graduate of Aucilla Christian Academy, described the crash as sounding like an enormous clap of thunder. In the immediate aftermath and confusion, people were terried whenever they heard planes ying overhead, not knowing if they were American ghters or more enemy attackers. In the middle of the page, an ad against a dark blue background announces a Community Prayer Service Tuesday, Sept. 18, on the courthouse lawn. In two side-by-side stories, one tells of the city commission considering a change in city water rates, and the other, an order the city received from Gov. Jeb Bush, mandating tighter police security at Madisons water and gas facilities until the state of emergency had been lifted. Inside, Ginger Jarvis writes about a fellow teacher who had spoken with his father, whose ofce building was next door to the Pentagon. The building had been evacuated. Several of Jarvis students were also wondering what would happen to parents who were career military, stationed in Washington, or who were in the National Guard, and might be called up for duty. Inside, other stories tell of a Family Night Sing-Along at Madison Nursing Center and the Madison Church of God welcoming its new pastor, Rev. Doyle Glass. In the Sept. 19 edition of The Madison County Carrier, the rst few stories of those days after the attacks show people carrying on with their responsibilities in the face of what must have seemed like an overwhelming tragedy. On the front page are stories on the county commission and a controversial vote to raise special assessment taxes on Sept. 12 and on the New Home Volunteer and City of Madison Fire Departments responding to vehicle res on CR 360. On the Church Page, Hopewell Baptist Church welcomes its new pastor, Preston Gainey. On the People Page, a young couple posts their engagement announcement. On the Editorial Page, Ginger Jarvis speaks of local families stranded out of town, unable to y home, and Harvey Greene sums up the nations response as Folks, the sleeping giant is not simply awake. Hes ticked. Below his column, an ad encourages people to Fly It Proudly. Pages 9B and 10B are full-page ads proclaiming These Colors Dont Run with a full color rendition of the American ag ying behind a portrait of an American Revolutionary soldier standing in the foreground. The following week, the Sept. 26 edition of the Carrier proclaims the Madison Cowboys victory over the Suwannee Bulldogs, with a front-page photo of the halftime unfurling of a giant American ag on the playing eld. Inside is the complete story of the game and the halftime show that was a cooperative effort between the two high school marching bands. Other front page stories describe a contentious school board meeting, the staff of Madison County Memorial Hospital receiving an award from the United Way for having 90 percent participation in its United Way fundraiser and various crime stories from around the county. On page 8, the story of Tri-County Electrics annual meeting at the NFCC auditorium includes a photo of three Madison County High School students in the Junior ROTC program (William Mullen, Joel Oquendo and Jeffrey Metacarpa), marching into the auditorium to present the colors as a tribute to those who lost their lives in the September 11 attacks. The front of Section B has then-Congressman Allen Boyd bringing the latest news from Washington regarding the terrorist attacks, the Red Cross offering disaster training classes in Madison and Pam Davis, CEO of Kids, Inc., offering advice on how to talk to children about what happened. At the bottom of the page is an appeal from the Red Cross for blood donations and nancial support. Sept. 21, the Enterprise-Recorder. On the front page are stories of the County Commission and the budget for next scal year, an update from the Madison County Health Department on the West Nile Virus, the Ragans Family as Madison County Farm Family of the Year, and a photo of a mother and her two daughters holding American ags as part of the Community Prayer Service on the courthouse lawn held earlier in the week, Inside, an entire page of photos covers the event, as well as a memorial service in the Winn-Dixie parking lot, where many gathered for the 9/11 And The Days After: What Happened In Madison


Submitted by Mike CoeThe Madison County Cowboy golf team started their season under the leadership of Head Coach Jason Fletcher on Sept. 3, 2013. The six-man team includes: Nick Rykard, Gabe Miller, Jim Flournoy III, Alex Tyson, Chris Sapp and Garrett King. While the team came up short against Suwannee and Lafayette in two matches, Fletcher says, They are a great group of young men who are working hard every day to improve. The team has nine more games scheduled against Taylor, North Florida Christian, Aucilla Christian, Branford, Lafayette and Suwannee before they play in the district tournament in Tallahassee on Oct. 15, 2013. For more information on the Madison County Cowboy golf team, contact Wednesday, September 11, 2013 8A Madison County CarrierSPORTS BAILEY MONUMENT CO 740252 Cowboys Fall To Honey BadgersBy Jacob Bembry Greene Publishing, Inc. The Madison County High School Cowboys may have lost 36-6 to the Honey Badgers of Eastern Christian Academy, out of Elkton, Md., on Friday, Sept. 6, but they did something no other opponent has done so far against the virtual school they held them to 36 points. Held scoreless until the fourth quarter, the Cowboys scored on a touchdown run by Eric Bright. The Cowboys opponent on Friday night was a private, virtual school from Maryland who plays each of their scheduled games on the road. Teams they play or have played this season include schools from Cleveland, Ohio, Nashville, Tenn., Washington, DC and Hialeah. Cumulative offensive stats for this season include RUSHING Eric Bright: 49 rushes for 295 yards and one touchdown Deontaye Oliver: 19 rushes for 47 yards Akevious Williams: 18 rushes for 66 yards and one touchdown Jamond Bruton: 11 rushes for 76 yards James Monlyn: Five rushes for 58 yards Kenny McQuay: One rush for 43 yards PASSING Akevious Williams: 12 completions out of 31 attempts and ve touchdowns RECEIVING Deontaye Oliver: Six receptions for 64 yards and two touchdowns Ladarius Robinson: One reception for 32 yards and one touchdown Cody Lange: One reception for 28 yards Javon Redding: One reception for 26 yards and one touchdown Jaquez Arnold: One reception for 21 yards and one touchdown Eric Bright: One reception for 10 yards Jamond Bruton: One reception for ve yards The Cowboys travel to Gainesville on Friday, Sept. 13, where they meet Gainesville High. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. Go, Cowboys! MCHS Cowboys 2013 Golf TeamPhoto SubmittedThe Madison County Cowboys Golf Team: Left to right: Nick Rykard, Gabe Miller, Jim Flournoy III, Head Coach Jason Fletcher Alex Tyson, Chris Sapp and Garrett King.

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Apply in person only at Greene Publishing, Inc s newspaper ofce, located at 1695 South SR 53, in Madison.8/2 rtn, n/c1/4 inch coat galvanized steel cable for sale .15 cent a foot. We have as much as you need. (850) 464-3041.4/10 rtn, n/cMan of many trades and talents available for hire. Honest, reliable, creative, and reasonable/fair pricing. Specializes in custom deck building, sheds, fencing, special projects. Can also do pressure washing, and gardening (tree trimmings, ower beds, grooming seasonal shrubs and trees etc.) If interested, please Call John at 850-673-9192. References available.5/1 rtn, n/cNewspaper Bundles For Sale $1 each Greene Publishing, Inc. 1695 S. SR 53 in Madison (850) 973-4141.6/19 rtn, n/c LAND FOR SALE OWNER FINANCING 1/2 acre lots, $14,995 $1,995 down, $149 mo. City Water, Paved Roads Cleared, Underground Power DWMHs, Modular Homes Hwy 53 North 1/2 mile. Graceland Estates Call Chip Beggs 850-973-4116chipbeggs@embarqmail.com7/10 rtn, cAsphalt Milling For Sale $350 for 18 ton load (850) 464-1230.8/14 rtn, n/c 2 BD 1 BA Trailer (850) 869-0916.8/21 rtn, cQuiet, Peaceful Country 2 BD 1 BA Apartment with extra LARGE attached garage. (850) 971-5587.8/28 rtn, c For Sale 2006 Expedition; Eddie Bauer; White Very nice family car in very good condition. $8,500 OBO. Call (850) 464-1230 for more information. Technical Representative Needed Must have High School diploma or equivalent, a valid drivers license, basic computer skills, knowledge of basic tools and equipment. Construction experience preferred and no previous employment history with Big Top Mfg. A mandatory drug screening and felony back ground check will be preformed. Accepting the rst three (3) qualied applications, apply in person at Big Top Mfg. Big Top is an equal opportunity employer that does not tolerate discrimination in employment based upon race, sex, religion, color, nation origin, age, disability, marital status, special disabled veteran or any other characteristic protected by law.9/11, c Driver Needed CDL required. Call Grubbs Petroleum at (850) 997-5632.9/4 rtn, c EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR TECHNICAL DRIVER The Solid Waste and Recycling Department is advertising an open position for a Heavy Equipment Operator/Technical Driver. Applicants must secure applications from the ofce of Work Force Development at 705 East Base Street. All applications must be completed and turned in no later than close of business, September 16, 2013. A copy of the job description will be on le for review. QUALIFICATIONS Must be a resident of Madison County Must have a High School Diploma or GED Equivalent Must be at least 21 years of age Must have reliable transportation Must have a valid telephone capability Experience with heavy duty equipment is preferred Must be able to able to satisfy all of the requirements of a DOT Medical/Physical Examination for a Commercial Drivers license Posses a valid Florida CDL License/Class B without infractions or revocations Must successfully complete a favorable Local Agency background check. The Solid Waste and Recycling Department is a Drug Free Work Place and an Equal Opportunity Employer. Further information may be obtained by calling (850) 973-2611 (Monday Thursday) from 6:30 AM 5:00 PM.9/6, 9/11, cEMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COLLECTION SITE ATTENDANT The Solid Waste and Recycling Department is advertising an open position for two Collection Site Attendants. Applicants must secure applications from the ofce of Work Force Development at 705 East Base Street. All applicants must be completed and turned in no later than close of business, September 16, 2013. A copy of the job description will be on le for review. QUALIFICATIONS Must be a resident of Madison County Must have a High School Diploma or GED Equivalent Must be at least 21 years of age Must have reliable transportation Must have a valid telephone capability Must be able to able to satisfy all of the requirements of a physical examination and a pre-employment drug test Posses a valid Florida Drivers License Must successfully complete a favorable Local Agency background check The Solid Waste and Recycling Department is a Drug Free Work Place and an Equal Opportunity Employer. Further information may be obtained by calling (850) 973-2611 (Monday Thursday) from 6:30 AM 5:00 PM.9/6, 9/11, c Joann Bridges Academy in Greenville, Fl is looking for Nurse LPN with an Associate Degree in nursing and current license to practice in the state required. A minimum of six months clinical or public health and emergency nursing preferred. Applications can be picked up from the facility MondayFriday between 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Resumes can be faxed to 850-948-4227 attn: Kimberly Glee or Tuwollar Mobley.9/11, 9/18, cPharmacy Tech Wanted See for details.9/11 9/25, cNow Hiring General Managers & Assistant Managers Fast Track Food Stores Monticello/Madison/ Greenville/Lamont & Lake Park Georgia Qualied candidates must have excellent customer service and employee relation skills. The successful candidate will be capable of operating in a fast paced environment. Must have a exible schedule and be self motivated. Benets include: Competitive pay Bonus program Performance-based pay increases Paid vacations, holidays Please fax resume to: 352-333-1161 To Apply go to: fasttrackstores.com9/11, c 1 Sales Associate This is not an entry level sales position so individuals without any prior sales experience will not be considered. Applicant will have to occasionally travel. This is a performance based position with an emphasis on continued growth. No previous employees. Minimum Qualications Education: High school graduation required. Associate of Arts or Science degree is required. A preference will be given for an applicant with a 4 year college degree or ranking ofcer of the US Military. Apply in Person at Big Top Manufacturing. Accepting the qualied applicants, Starting Wednesday the 8/28/13 at 8:00 a.m. It is the policy of Big Top Manufacturing to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, or status as a special disabled veteran or other protected veteran. This is a drug free workplace and a negative results drug test will be required.9/11, c Help Wanted DRIVER TRAINEES NEEDED NOW! Learn to drive for US Xpress! Earn $700 per week! No experience needed! Local CDL Training. Job ready in 15 days! (888) 368-1964. Experienced OTR Flatbed Drivers earn 50 up to 55 cpm loaded. $1000 sign on to Qualied drivers. Home most weekends. Call: (843) 266-3731 / EOE Miscellaneous AIRLINE CAREERS begin here Get FAA approved Aviation Maintenance Technician training. Housing and Financial aid for qualied students. Job placement assistance. Call AIM 866-314-3769. Real Estate/ Land for Sale MINI FARMS JUST OUTSIDE CHATTANOOGA! 10-25 Acres Starting at Only $56,000. Located on Signal Mountain. Ideal for horses and gentleman farming. Call 877-282-4409. Schools & Instruction Heavy Equipment Operator Training! Bulldozers, Backhoes, Excavators. 3 Weeks Hands On Program. Local Job Placement Assistance. National Certications. GI Bill Benets Eligible! 1-866-362-6497. AUCTION SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 14 AT 6:30 P.M. MADISON AUCTION HOUSE. 1693 SW MOSELEY HALL RD (CR360) 850 973-1444 ITEMS FOR HOME, YARD AND SHOP. TO MANY ITEMS TO LIST. WE ARE AIR CONDITIONED. PICTURES AT (search auction house/madison) 10% BUYERS PREMIUM. MC, VISA, DISCOVER, DEBIT CARDS, CHECKS AND CASH ACCEPTED. AU691 RON COX, AB2490.9/11, pd3 Bedroom 2 Bath Mobile Home For Rent Located off of Hwy 53. No Pets. $750/month. For appointment call (386) 792-2532.9/11, 9/18, c Carpenter Wanted Must know how to use a tape measure and a level. Part time or full time whatever you desire. Call Steve at (850) 464-2500.9/11, pd The Healthy Start Coalition of Jefferson, Madison & Taylor Counties, Inc. is accepting proposals for a facilitative leadership contract for Health Equity Commissions in Madison and Taylor Counties. All proposals are due on or before close of business October 25, 2013 and a nal award will be made no later than October 31st. All proposals should be delivered to: PO Box 568, Greenville, FL 32331. This is an individual service contract with an anticipated workload of 10-20 hours per week, some limited travel, and requires exceptional organizational skills. Interested parties may obtain the full Request for Proposal by contacting Cindy Hutto at or 850-948-2741.9/11, c

PAGE 10 Wednesday, September 11, 2013 Madison County Carrier 11A All Legals are posted on line at ----Legals---9/4, 9/11 9/4, 9/11 9/4, 9/11 9/4, 9/11 9/4, 9/11 9/4, 9/11 MADISON COUNTY NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING The Madison County Board of County Commissioners will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. in the County Commission Meeting Room, Courthouse Annex, 229 S.W. Pinckney Street, Madison, Florida for the sole purpose of receiving public input on a proposed Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program (FRDAP) grant application for proposed Cherry Lake Beach improvements to include a childrens playground area, covered picnic pavilion, security lighting and restroom improvement. The public is encouraged to attend and provide input into this proposed outdoor recreation project. For further information, please contact Mr. Tommy Garner or Ms. Jeanne Bass at 850-973-3179.9/11 Madison County will be accepting proposals for janitorial services for the Madison County Courthouse and Annex along with the Madison EOC ofce, located on Harvey Greene Drive and Madison County Extension ofce, located on College Loop. The proposal must include all supplies and equipment. Services must be provided during working hours, Monday-Friday between 8:00 a.m 5:00 p.m. Invoicing and payment will be on a monthly basis. Please submit your sealed proposal to the Madison County administrative ofce on the second oor of the annex, 229 SW Pinckney Street, room 219, by September 25, 2013 at 4:00 pm. Proposals will be opened at 9:00 a.m on September 26, 2013 in the County Commission board room and reviewed by the Board of County Commissioners on October 2, 2013 for decision. Vendor selected is expected to begin providing services October 7, 2013. The Board will award the proposal based on the best interest of the Board after considering all relevant factors, including, without limitation; price, experience, references. The Board reserves the right to reject all proposals as may be in the best interest of the Board. For further information and details please call 850-973-3179.9/11, 9/13 LEGAL NOTICE The Suwannee River Economic Council, Inc. Board of Directors will hold a meeting of the Board of Directors on Monday, September 30, 2013, 7:00 P.M. at the Suwannee River Economic Council, Inc., Senior Center located at 1171 Nobles Ferry Rd NW in Live Oak, Florida.9/11 NOTICE: The District School Board of Madison County, Florida, will hold a public hearing on Tuesday October 15, 2013, at 6:00 p.m. The meeting will be held in the School Board Meeting Room of the Superintendents Ofce: 210 N.E. Duval Avenue, Madison, FL. Revisions to: Policy & Procedure: 5.082 Manual Physical Restraint Practices and Special Requirements The proposed document may be viewed at the School Board Ofce, 210 NE Duval Ave, Madison, Florida. Statutory Authority: 120.54, 1001.43 F.S. IF A PERSON DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION MADE BY THE BOARD, WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT THIS MEETING OR HEARING, HE/SHE WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS, AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE, HE/SHE MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE, WHICH RECORD INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED.9/11 9/11, 9/18


By Rose Klein Greene Publishing, Inc.Martin Gudz, locally renowned photographer and owner of Tudor Rose Photography, was recently honored with the Professional Photographers of America (PPA) National Award for outstanding service to professional photography. The award is offered by PPA to state, regional and international afliated organizations on a yearly basis and recognizes those who contribute their time and talents to the service of their profession, afliated organization and fellow photographers. PPA is the largest non-prot association created by professional photographers, for professional photographers. The longterm association has roots as far back as 1869 and has grown into an organization that accommodates 25,000 members. Born in Staffordshire, England, Gudz attended West Bromwich College where he received his Licentiate of the British Institute of Pr ofessionalPhotography, which is the British equivalent to our Certied Professional Photographer degree. He came to America in 1984 and worked as a cruise ship photographer until he settled shore side in 1988. In 1991, Martin Gudz moved to Florida and opened Tudor Rose Photography. During his time in Madison, Gudz has been no stranger to awards. He was awarded the Teresa Saylor Award in 1999, earned his Florida Service Award in 2001, Florida Education Degree in 2006 and his Professional Photographers of America Craftsman Degree in 2008. Gudz is only one merit away from his Florida Degree of Photographic Excellence and four merits away from his PPA Masters. He is the incoming President of Florida Professional Photographers (FPP), and has served on its board since 2009. When discussing his style, Gudz credits mentors, Bruce Evenson and Michael Redford, for helping him dene his style, which he describes as a combination of traditional and contemporary. He continues to say that he has received a lot of encouragement and support from other Master Photographers along the way in his photographic journey. Wednesday, September 11, 2013 12A Madison County CarrierAROUNDMADISONCOUNTY Junior Auxiliary Announces Scholarship Opportunity The Junior Auxiliary of Madison County, along with the National Association of Junior Auxiliaries, is excited to provide a graduate studies scholarship opportunity. The Madison Chapter of Junior Auxiliary is currently the only chapter in the state of Florida. However, we are ecstatic to announce that several Florida residents have benefited from this scholarship. Graduate Scholarships Available from National Association of Junior Auxiliaries The Greenville, Miss.-based National Association of Junior Auxiliaries Inc. is accepting applications for its Graduate Scholarship Program. Applicants must be pursuing graduate-level studies for one year in fields which address the special needs of children and youth. Graduate fields of study include, but are not limited to, counseling, psychology, mental development, special education, speech pathology, exceptional children, remedial skills development, hearing impaired, and gifted and talented. Scholarships are not awarded for graduate work in administration or in general education. Applicants must be a permanent U.S. citizen and a permanent resident of states with chapters of nonprot Junior Auxiliary. Those states are Alabama, Arkansas, Florida Louisiana, Mississippi Missouri Tennessee and Texas.Instructions and applications forms are available now through Feb. 1 on the NAJA web site. Go to Jubals Kin And Delta Reign To Headline Pickin In The Pines Music Festival In Perry, FLPickin In The Pines Join us Sept. 27 and 28 for the 8th Annual Pickin In The Pines Music Festival in Perry, Fl. The weekend promises to bring high energy folk, country, jazz, bluegrass and a hint of blues music from many talented performers from all around the country. Headlining the event are Jubals Kin and Delta Reign as well as the following great performers such as The Acoustic Messengers, High Cotton, Florida State Band and much more! Jubals Kin has a distinctively rare sound that is grounded in a love for what can only be called pure and real, at once embracing both a strong roots tradition and fresh indie folk "Appalachia-infused Cosmic Americana." At live shows or in the studio, a seemingly new subgenre is created, their songs displaying raw emotion, vulnerable and unassuming with handcrafted spins that creak and stomp like a wooden dance oor. The chemistry of their live shows have really become their calling card and, drawn by the honesty of their songs, fans at shows and festivals alike connect to the music real music that bares its soul like the brothers and sister on stage. Sometimes adding the lush accompaniment of pedal steel and drums on stage, they'll often tour simply as a trio deftly pairing subtle folk with all the guts of oldtimey air. Delta Reign is from the Mobile River Delta region of the Gulf Coast. As ve rivers ow together into Mobile Bay to form the Delta, so Delta Reign brings together the musical inuences of each member...western swing, blues, jazz & bluegrass... it's being called, "swinging bluegrass." Believe it not, tickets are only $15.00 for a weekend pass!! There will be plenty of good eats available from a variety of food vendors as well as plenty to browse around and see with our collection of craft booths. Camping reservationscan be made, but spaces are lling up fast so call soon. Come join us under the canopy of pines in Perry, Fl.the music capital of the Southwhere we treat you like you are part of our family! You can nd out more information or purchase tickets at or call 850-5845366. Photo SubmittedJubal's KinPhoto SubmittedDelta ReignTexting And Driving Awareness Comes To MCHS, Sept. 16By Rose Klein Greene Publishing, Inc.Atexting-driving awareness simulator is coming to Madison County High School to allow students to fully appreciate the dangers of texting while driving, without risking their safety. The AWARETXT Simulator is a real car, suspended and monitored with sensors to simulate real driving. Software renders a virtual field of vision, visible on a heads-up display worn by the driver, and can also create road conditions, such as rain or snow. The simulator is part of a program with an organization called PEER Awareness, a health and wellness company based in Grand Rapids, Mich., who is teaming up with Madison County High School and the Junior Auxiliary of Madison County, who are sponsors of the event. It has been proven that texting can endanger drivers up to eight times more than alcohol and makes a driver who is texting, 23 times more likely to be involved in a crash. Awareness of the dangers of texting and driving has increased, but people are still doing it. PEER Awareness, along with the use of the simulator, are hoping to change driving behavior of those who do text while driving. PEER Awareness, and the AWARE-TXT Simulator will be at Madison County High School, Monday, Sept. 16. For more information on the program, contact Lori Newman at (850)-869-0290. Local Photographer Honored With National AwardPhoto SubmittedMartin Gudz, owner of Tudor Rose Photography, accepts the national award for outstanding service to professional photography. Shown left to right are: Sandra Pearce, President of FPP; Martin Gudz, Vice President of FPP; Ralph Romaguerra, President of PPA; Cindy Romaguerra, First Lady of PPA.


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The missionaries will be accepting contributions for their ministry in Haiti, and this year, will be focusing on the groups church and school that was damaged by a tornado. The Mission Program begins on Friday, Oct. 4 at Genesis Missionary Baptist Church, where the missionaries will be welcomed and they will give an overview of their mission. The program will be followed by a reception at the church. The following day will begin at 10 a.m. as an outreach ministry, where missionaries and church members will go doorto-door, inviting residents to hear the message from Haiti at the Sumpter James Jr. Park, located at Dr. M.L.K. Jr. Drive and SW Bunker Street in Madison. The Missionaries will begin at noon, speaking on their experiences in Haiti. A light lunch will be provided. The program will conclude on Sunday, Oct. 6 with a worship service at Genesis at 11 a.m., where one of the attending Missionaries will deliver the message. If you would like more information about these events you can contact Reverend Oliver Bradley, pastor of Genesis Missionary Baptist, at the church 850-973-8800 or on his cell phone at 850-4641191. If you would like to help the Evangelical Mission Group from Haiti with their mission and specifically in repairing their church and school, you can send a check, payable to Evangelical Mission at Genesis Missionary Baptist Church P.O. Box 1163, Madison, FL 32341. First Baptist Holds Fundraiser For Historic Sanctuary By Lynette Norris Greene Publishing, Inc. Behind the beautiful red brick, whitesteepled building that houses the First Baptist Church of Madison, the one that many see as they drive along Base Street, sits another building, the white-clapboard-andstained-glass sanctuary that first housed the congregation in 1898, when it was first constructed. The historic building has been preserved, and to see it today, one can almost hear strains of Shall We Gather At The River echoing inside and floating on long-ago breezes through the many beautiful windows. But like any beautiful, historical treasure from the past, the sanctuary needs a little loving care from time to time to protect it from the elements and keep it in repair. The First Baptist Church of Madison invites everyone to join them for a chicken and rice dinner and cake auction fundraiser to offset the cost of repairing a leak in the roof. The dinner will begin right after the Sunday worship service, at 12:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall, Sunday, Sept. 22. Your support will be greatly appreciated as we face immediate major repairs for this beautiful, historic church. Donations will be accepted. Please make checks payable to: Madison First Baptist Church include a notation for 1898 Sanctuary or The Willie Claire Fund. For more information, contact Archie and Patsy Davis at (850) 971-5779, or Jan Smith, Chair of the History Committee, at (850) 973-6293.


Madison County Carrier Wednesday, September 11, 2013 3B Path of Faith Bible Verse Of The WeekMay the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13 (NIV) 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 Sept. 8, First Baptist of Madison offered 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 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 offers a video seminar featuring information-packed videos and some of the nations top Christian divorce recovery experts. After a short break the meeting divides 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 help members reinforce the lessons of the previous session. Class participants 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. 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 850-9732547 or email the church secretary at shannonsandi@yahoo .com. DivorceCare Comes To Madison Church Calendar September 11 The AWANA club will begin holding meetings again. The meetings will take place in the First Baptist Church fellowship hall every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. September 14 The North Florida Senior Volunteer Programs Advisory Council of Elder Care Services and the Senior Citizens Council of Madison, Inc., will be hosting a fundraiser, Choirs Rejoice in Song to help provide for Madison seniors. September 22 Chicken and Rice Sunday Dinner and Cake Auction at the Madison First Baptist Church, in the Fellowship Hall. Dinner will be at 12:30 p.m., following the Morning Worship Service. This is a fundraiser dinner to raise funds, for immediate major repairs for the 1898 Sanctuary. You may also donate by making checks payable to: Madison First Baptist (with a notation for 1898 Sanctuary or to the Willie Claire Fund). For more information you may call Archie and Patsy Davis at 971-5779 or Jan Smith at 973-6293. October 20 Midway Church of God will hold its homecoming service beginning at 10 a.m. Bishop Ivester will be the guest speaker and LifeSong will be the musical guests. Everyone is invited to attend. Midway Church of God is located at 2849 SE Midway Church Road (off County Road 255, south of I-10, Lee exit, or off Highway 53 South, south of Interstate 10, Madison exit).


When I first met Father Thad I was a Baptist minister and he was the priest at the neighborhood Catholic parish. A complete stranger to me, he popped into my office and stated that he must use our church baptistery. A brief reminder about baptism: Baptists practice baptism by immersion. They dunk converts completely under the water. Typically, Catholics practice sprinkling or pouring. And that is just the beginning of the differences between these two faith traditions on the issue. The theological meaning reinforcing the practice of baptism puts the camps even farther apart. So when a Catholic priest showed up wanting to dunk a convert in the Baptist church, I knew I was dealing with someone shattering my typecast. Refreshingly, this watery encounter led to a series of interdenominational gatherings (potluck dinners, actually) between his parish and my congregation. In the process, we learned a lot about each other, and I learned a great deal about Thad. In addition to the priesthood Thad had been a military chaplain; and shockingly, Thad was married and had adult children. Thad had been an Anglican priest, but through an extraordinary dispensation from the Vatican, converted to Catholicism. This man was a depository of mind-warping experiences, not the least of which was a personal story I loved to hear. A parish he once led desperately needed to expand its ministry. But one man in the parish absolutely resisted, always squelching prospective change by saying something like, My grandfather gave the land for this church; my daddy cleared the trees for the building; and were not going to change a thing (Catholics dont have a monopoly on this sentiment). Thad finally had enough. In his remarkable way, he secured a diocese blessing and obtained a piece of land on the other side of town. He called the local house builders, and had the church relocated! I have this charming picture in my mind of the church, steeple atop, rolling down the road on stilts led by a vestment-clad Father Thad, reading the gospel and splashing holy water along the way. When I first heard that story I told Thad, If you were a Protestant, you could have just started another church (And with a wink, Id add, A church with a real baptistery). His response was priceless: Why start another church, when you can take it with you? Truth told, that is pretty good ecclesiology. Ecclesiology is what seminarians call the doctrine of the church. It answers the question: What is the nature of the church? And after several hundred years of modernity and religious institutionalism, more and more people are recognizing that the church is not a building. Sure, we say, I go to church at such-and-such place, but the real church is the people, not a place. It is a body, not a building. It is a living movement, not a fixed mailing address. When the last homilies, sermons, songs, testimonies, and prayers are offered at your congregation or parish on Sunday morning, you dont leave the church. You will leave a specific gathering of the church, certainly, but you take the church 4B Madison County Carrier Wednesday, September 11, 2013 Path of Faith ...Story continued on 5B...Take It With You


Madison County Carrier Wednesday, September 11, 2013 5B Path of Faith Keeping The Faith Story cont. from 4B with you because the church is you. You take it on the road, across town, into your workplace or university, into your living room, classroom and board room: You embody the presence of Christ in the world. Yes, I learned a lot from Father Thad. I learned that holding to fixed stereotypes prevents us from embracing the extraordinary individuals we meet along the way. I learned that communication between faith groups is the best possible means of reducing misunderstanding and conflict. I learned that overcoming problems sometimes requires boldness and creativity. And I was reminded that whether we are sprinkled, dipped, poured, dunked, barely damp or soaking wet, we will not be defined so much by where we go to church, but by whether or not we will be the church once we leave the building. As Father Thad put it so accurately: Why start another church, when you can take it with you? Ronnie McBrayer is a syndicated columnist, pastor, and author of multiple books. You can read more and receive regular e-columns in your inbox at Funny Church Signs


Path of Faith 6B Madison County Carrier Wednesday, September 11, 2013 Women Of The Bible: Martha By Lynette Norris Greene Publishing, Inc. Now it came to pass, as they went, that He entered unto a certain village: and a certain woman named Martha received Him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus feet, and heard His word. But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to Him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? Bid her therefore that she help me. And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things: But one thing is needful and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her. Luke 10:38-42. When many of us think of Martha, this is the scene that comes to mind, the one who labors in the kitchen, the one who bustles about serving, the one who asks Jesus to rebuke her younger sister Mary for not pitching in and helping out. Martha, the busy one, versus Mary, the one who sits and listens. Instead of rebuking Mary, however, Jesus turns a gentle rebuke on Martha. Thou art careful and troubled about many things, he tells her, but really, all that bustling around isnt necessary. He has not come to their home to be waited on and served; instead, it is He himself who has come to serve, to minister, to speak to those who will hear Him, to those who, like Mary, will take the time to be still and know that I am God. Mary has chosen this stillness and it will not be taken from her, He says. This image of Martha, frittering away her time on household worries, while the very Son of God is right there, visiting in her home, is often compared unfavorably to that of Mary, sitting at the feet of Jesus. Martha, the foolish one, versus Mary, the wise. Yet the scene is perhaps not so much an indictment of Martha, as it is a reminder of how many people, with the best of intentions, manage to get sidetracked by the little things, wrapped up in the details, overcome with the obsession to work, work, work, while overlooking the need to sometimes sit and reflect and just be in the presence of God; becoming absorbed in the trivial so that they miss out on the wondrous and the sublime. And Martha, after all, is not presented as the bad guy of the piece; she has an important visitor in her home and she is abiding by the cultural expectations of women at the time. The women of the household are to serve and to see to the hospitality of guests under their roof; the privilege of sitting and enjoying conversation with them is one usually reserved for the men of the household, like the elder brother Lazarus, yet it is Mary we see sitting with Jesus, listening to His words, and Jesus does not seem to find this out of line, in need of a rebuke. We can almost hear the implied invitation in His voice as He speaks to Martha: Martha, Martha, stop troubling yourself so. Relax. Come and sit with me as Mary is doing, and let us talk and enjoy each others company just as He would with the men of the household. It would not be the first time that Jesus ignored social convention and disregarded gender roles when someone in need came into His presence. We see the same disregarding of such boundaries, whether social, racial, gender, cultural or otherwise when He encounters the woman at the well. In that era, women were often expected to fade into the background in the public sphere outside the home, and men would often not deign to speak or even be seen speak-...Story continued on 7B...


ing to women they passed on the street or in the marketplace. Such a thing was beneath a mans dignity, or so it was thought. The woman at the well was also a Samaritan, an ethnic group held in disdain by the Israelites, and a cultural and community outcast, a woman with a bad reputation who was shunned by much of the community; yet Jesus spoke to the woman at the well to ask her for a drink of water, and began a conversation that changed her life. Martha wasnt a bad woman per se, not in the sense of a woman with a reputation or anything like that; she does not even seem that bad in comparison to Mary. Rather, the point of the story seems to be that Martha was someone with a need, one that Jesus could see even though Martha herself could not. She was a woman weighed down with duties and expectations and responsibilities and sacrifices and work, work, work. Not that work and responsibilities are bad in and of themselves, but in wanting everything to be perfect for her distinguished guest, she busied and buried herself in preparations for Him. In trying to make everything perfect for Him, she was missing the chance to actually be in His presence. What Martha seems to lack, and what Mary has, is the capacity for the inner stillness to be there for Him, to be still and to know that He is God and that she was invited to sit in His presence and hear His words the capacity to be there for Him, as he would be there for those He came to seek and to save; those He came to minister unto. Over and over again, in episodes throughout the New Testament, we see this theme, pr obably nowhere so dramatically as when He took on a complete role reversal and presented Himself as servant to His disciples, washing their feet to make a point. Marthas story doesnt end here. Martha, her sister Mary and their older brother Lazarus become very close friends with Jesus during His earthly ministry, and whenever He is in Bethany, He comes to their home as a guest and as a friend. In John 11:5, we are told that Jesus loved Mary, Martha and Lazarus very much; soon, He goes back to Bethany to see them in their hour of need, risking His life to do so (John 11:8) because there are factions of Jews in that area who have sought to have him stoned. In fact, this is where the story picks up again. In chapter 11 of the book of John, Lazarus has taken ill, so seriously ill that Mary and Martha have sent for Jesus. When Jesus finally arrives in Bethany, Lazarus has already been dead for four days, and a distraught Martha runs out to meet Him as soon as He arrives. The first things she says to Him, a very human thing, is Lord if only you had been here, our brother would not have died. Yet even in her grief and distress, there seems to be something of a change that has taken place in Martha. In the very next verse: But I know that even now, whatsoever thou wilt ask of God, God will give it thee. (John 11:22) A statement of faith or a request for a miracle? Lazarus has already been dead for four days at this point, and the conversation that follows is most revealing. Jesus saith unto her, Thy brother shall rise again. Martha saith unto Madison County Carrier Wednesday, September 11, 2013 7B Women Of The Bible: Martha Story cont. from 6B Path of Faith...Story continued on 8B...


Path of Faith 8B Madison County Carrier Wednesday, September 11, 2013 Women Of The Bible: Martha Story cont. from 7B him, I know that he shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day. Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this? She saith unto him, Yea, Lord: I believe that thou art the Christ, the Son of God, which should come into the world. (John 11: 2227). In the next few verses, we do see Martha struggling to believe, to have faith; when Jesus commands that the stone be rolled away from the tomb, she protests that Lazarus has been four days already; by now, the body would begin to decompose and smell. Said I not unto thee that if thou wouldest believe, thou shouldest see the glory of God? Jesus asks her in verse 40. We know the storys ending already; when Jesus called forth in a loud voice, Lazarus come forth, Lazarus rose from the dead and walked out of the tomb into the light before the astonished eyes of Martha, Mary, and all those who were gathered around to see the glory of God that day. In modern times, Martha is venerated as a saint by the Roman Catholic Church and in the Eastern Orthodox Churches; she is commemorated by the Lutheran Church and the Anglican Communion. In the Roman Catholic tradition, her feast day is celebrated July 29. In Marthas story, we see the willingness to believe, that willingness to reach out and take hold of faith, played out against the human tendency to doubt that often gets in the way. It is a story of getting bogged down in day-to-day existence and sometimes missing out on something wonderful. It is the story of Jesus seeing needs that we ourselves may not be aware of and reaching out, asking only that we believe, and our struggle to do just that. To let go of things that dont really matter. To be still, and to know that He is God. Perhaps this ability to identify with Martha and her story is why it endures. Through the centuries, as Marthas story has been told and retold, her image has become more and more associated with maturity, strength, and concern for others. Legends have sprung up about her all over Europe, including a 13th century Golden Legend that has Martha and her family eventually sailing to France after the death of Jesus and settling in the area of Provence, where many were converted to the faith, and Martha was...courteous and gracious to the sight of the people. Another legend has Martha traveling to Tarascon, France, where she defeated a dragon-like beast known as the Tarasque, taming it with a cross and holy water. And finally, legend has it that Tarascon is where Martha is buried. St. Marthas Collegiate Curch in Tarascon, France, dedicated to her in the 9th century, holds a tomb in its crypt that is believed to be the final resting place of Martha of Bethany. Hickory Grove United Methodist Annual Homecoming The Annual Homecoming Sunday Service for Hickory Grove United Methodist Church will take place on Sept. 15, with worship beginning at 11:00 a.m. Sunday School will begin at 10:00 a.m. and everyone is invited to come early and attend. Pastor Tim Blanton, who became the full-time pastor for Hickory Grove just a month ago, will lead the worship service. The Church would like to invite anyone who has attended services at Hickory Grove to come back for this Homecoming event. The Church is right in the middle of planning for Founders Day, but Homecoming is also an important event for the Church Family. Following the worship service, there will be a huge Dinner on the Ground meal, with a lot of homemade foods for worshippers to enjoy. Beth Moore Simulcast A t F irst Bap tist C hurch By Rose Klein Greene Publishing, Inc. First Baptist Church will once again be hosting the Beth Moore Simulcast that will be taking place on Sept. 14. The simulcast is open to all and you are invited to come, along with family and friends. The simulcast is a live broadcast from Charleston, West Va. that can be viewed simultaneously by attendees in participating churches around the country, as well as countries outside the U.S. Worship music will be led by Travis Cottrell, along with the worship group, Living Proof. Registration and a light breakfast will be served the day of the simulcast, starting at 8:30 a.m. The simulcast will begin in the sanctuary at 9:15. There will be a break for lunch at 11:30, lasting until 1 p.m. The day will conclude about 4:30 p.m. Cost for the simulcast is $20, if you sign up for the early bird registration that ends this Sunday on Sept. 8. Registration after this date will be $25. Forms and checks payable to First Baptist Church Madison can be dropped off at the church office, located at 134 SW Meeting Street, Madison or mailed to P.O. Box 307, Madison, FL 32341. For questions or more information, contact Andrea Krell or the church office at 850-9732547.


Madison County Carrier Wednesday, September 11,2013 9B Path of Faith So many people have asked the question, what is going to happen to the church? This is a question that all believers should be asking. However, it is a question that is answered in the Word of God. In fact, Jesus is very clear concerning His teaching on what is going to happen to the church. According to our Lord, Himself, in John 14:1-3, Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in Me. In my Fathers house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you, and if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself: that where I am, ye may be also. These very words of Jesus tell us without a doubt he is coming back for his bride. When is he coming? No The PulpitBy Jeff Wallen, Pastor, Unity Baptist Church Is The Rapture Real? man knows the day or the hour. According to what Jesus himself says, He is coming. According to scripture, there are two comings yet to take place. The first one is what is referred to as the rapture of the church. The word rapture is not in the Bible, but its meaning is, as we shall establish. The second one is what is referred to as His return to the earth to establish His millennial Kingdom. Time will not allow us to discuss both of these great events. In dealing with the rapture of the church, we find Paul explains this great event in detail in I Thessalonians, Ch. 4:13-18. But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep that you sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we, which are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them, which are asleep. For the Lord himself shall descend from Heaven with a shout, with a voice of the Archangel, and when the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words. Again, time will not allow us to discuss this in its full entirety; however, lets take a quick look at the events Paul said would transpire. Number One, the Savior will be seen. Verse 16, The Lord Himself shall descend from Heaven. Number Two, The sound that will be heard is in verse 16, The Lord himself will descend from Heaven with a shout. The word shout speaks of a cry of excitement. Three times in scripture we hear the Lord shout: First at the tomb of Lazarus when Jesus called him from the tomb. Second, When Jesus was on the cross and He cried with a loud voice. Last, when Jesus returns for the church....Story continued on 10B...


Path of Faith 10B Madison County Carrier Wednesday, September 11, 2013 Number Three, the Lords companion. In verse 16, the Lord shall descend from Heaven with a shout, with the voice of the Archangel. There are two Archangels mentioned in scripture, Gabriel and Michael. Most likely this voice will be the voice of Gabriel because he is mentioned four times in scripture and each time he is bringing a message. Number Four, the Lords command. What is the Lords command? It is referred to in verse 16 as the trump of God. The phrase, last trump, was a Roman military term. When the Roman army had achieved their objective, there were three trumpet sounds that spoke of the moving of the army. The first trumpet signaled the army to strike their tents. The second trumpet called for the army to line up. The third trumpet was known as the last trump and it was a signal for the army to pull out. When the trump of God sounds, it is a signal for the church, its a pulling out time. Can you imagine what it will be like when we hear these sounds? The Lords shout, the voice of the Archangel and the trump of God. Number Five, the saints shall be removed. Verse 16, And the dead in Christ shall rise first. Now, who are the dead in Christ? Every person saved from Pentecost until the day of rapture is the dead in Christ. Paul refers to these individuals, back in verse 14, as those that sleep in Jesus. When a saint of God dies, their spirit goes into the presence of the Lord. II Corinthians, Ch. 5:8, We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord. These will Jesus bring with Him, according to verse 14. Them which sleep in Jesus will God bring with Him. They shall at that point be reunited with their bodies, which shall be glorified. Thus the dead in Christ shall rise first. Paul taught this in I Corinthians, 15:52. In a moment, in a twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. At that point, according to verse 17, Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them (the dead in Christ) in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air. So shall we ever be with the Lord. The words, caught up is taken from the Greek word, arpazo, which is defined as, snatch away and used 14 times in the New Testament. Oh what a promise for the church. We opened by asking the question, What is going to happen to the church? Paul says in verse 13 that we should not be ignorant of this day. Paul is telling us that we should not be shaken by what seems to be unknown. He closes this chapter by saying, Wherefore comfort one another with these words. Truly, what a comfort it is to know what scripture says concerning the rapture of His church. May I say, I dont know when He is coming, I just know that He is coming. The Pulpit Cont. from 9B


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