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Madison County Sheriff Ben Stewart reports that during the early morning hours of Sunday, Jan. 12, at approximately 2:08 a.m., the Madison County Sheriffs Ofce received a 911 call concerning a shooting taking place at a local establishment called Divine Events. The establishment is located at 5806 Colin Kelly Highway in Madison.Ofcers responded and conrmed that shots had been red and there were two gunshot wound victims and two additional victims that were struck by eeing vehicles that were possibly involved in the shooting. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement Live Oak Field Ofce responded and assisted with processing the scene and also special agent assistance with the Sheriffs Ofce Criminal Investigation Division. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement will be assisting the Sheriffs Ofce in the investigation. The investigation remains pending the identity of suspect(s) identity and arrest. One gunshot victim has been treated and released and the other is in serious but stable condition. Wed. January 15, 2014VOL. 50 NO. 22 50 cents Index2 Sections, 20 Pages Local Weather Viewpoints 2A Obituaries 4A Around Madison3-6A Classieds/Legals 7A Health 8A Path of Faith Section B T w o S h o t A t D i v i n e E v e n t s Burglary Suspects SoughtThe Madison County Sheriffs Ofce is searching for two men for questioning regarding a burglary which took place on Thursday, Jan. 9, at Jimmies Auto Port, located at Interstate 10 and State Road 53. The suspects in the burglary reportedly entered the managers ofce, where they took an undisclosed amount of Bernard FrazierKeith PhillipsTwo Arrested On Drug ChargesMadison County Sheriff Ben Stewart reports that on Saturday, Jan. 11, at 7:54 p.m., deputies of the Madison County Sheriffs Ofce conducted a trafc stop on a green four-door Buick being driven by Bernard Leon Frazier, 36, of Madison. While taking enforcement actions during the trafc stop, canine Deputy Kevin Stout conducted an exterior search of the vehicle with canine Onyx. The search resulted in a positive alert by canine Onyx indicating that illegal contraband was preChicken And Rice Fundraiser To Be Held FridayAchicken and rice fundraiser to benet the Jacob Bembry Fund will be held Friday, Jan. 17, at the Madison County Courthouse Lawn. Bembry, who helps care for his elderly father and two disabled siblings recently had the transmission go out on his car. The cost to repair the car was more than $3,000. Dan Buchanan, who is famous for his chicken and rice at Hickory Grove Founders Day, will be preparing the meal, which will be available for $5. All funds collected during the event will go towards paying for the repairs to Bembrys vehicle. Two victims struck by eeing vehicles Photos submitted by Russell WilliamsSee Burglary On Page 3A See Two Arrested On Page 3AStates Jobless Rate Continues DroppingBy Lazaro Aleman Greene Publishing, Inc.Floridas unemployment dropped again in December, bringing it to 8.0 percent, the lowest its been since November 2008, when it was 7.8 percent. In Madison and Jefferson counties, meanwhile, the rates showed a slight decrease and an increase respectively. The latest jobs statistics released by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (FDEO) on Friday, Jan. 10, show the states seasonally adjusted jobless rate for December was 0.1 percentage point lower than the 8.1 percent in November. The U.S. unemployment rate in December was 7.8 percent. Gov. Rick Scott credited his administration for making the improvement come about.See Jobless Rate On Page 3AFlu Continues To Claim LivesBy Rose KleinGreene Publishing, Inc.Flu season (November through May) is here and signs of it have been all over Madison County. Flus proper name, Inuenza, is a highly contagious viral infection that attacks the respiratory system (nose, throat and lungs) and can cause mild to severe symptoms, even death. Milder symptoms of u could include cough, sore throat, runny nose, body aches, headaches, fatigue and fever. More severe complications could include bacterial pneumonia, ear and sinus infections, dehydration or worsening of chronic medical conditions such as asthma, diabetes and congestive heart failure.It is no wonder that Madison County residents have suffered with effects of the u as the CDC (Center for Disease Control) has stated that u activity has been most intense in the south central and southeast part of the country this season. There have been conrmed deaths in Columbia County and in South Ga. Also reported were numerous reports of severe respiratory illness among young and middle-aged adults during November through December of 2013. Typical individuals at risk of u and its complications are young children, people 65 years and older, pregnant women, people with a compromised immune system and people with certain health conditions such as asthma, diabetes and heart disease. Flu is unpredictable and how severe it is can vary from one season to the next. One of those variables is the type of u circulated. Most of the viruses characterized so far this season have been from the 2009 H1N1 viruses, also called swine u, which was named such because in the past, people who caught it had direct contact with pigs. However, that changed several years ago when a new virus emerged that spread among people who hadnt been near pigs. While the CDC cant predict which viruses will predominate for the entire season, they have said that if H1N1 continues to circulate widely, illness that disproportionately affects young and middleaged adults may continue to occur. Multiple H1N1 associated hospitalizations have occurred this season, with some requiring intensive care. In fact, 98 percent of the hospitalizations, where u was laboratory conrmed, were the result of H1N1. Fatalities have also been reported, including a total of 10 pediatric deaths. H1N1 is spread the same as seasonal u, by droplets made when people with u cough, sneeze or talk, which then land in the noses or mouths of people who are nearby. It can also be passed by touching surfaces or objects such as doorknobs and telephone receivers used by persons with the virus. Most people know that the virus can spread to others while a person is showing signs and symptoms of the u, but the virus can also be spread one day before u symptoms even develop and up to ve to seven days after being sick, 10 days for children. If by now youre wondering what you can do to prevent yourself from getting the u, the CDC recommends yearly u vaccinations as the best protection and all of the vaccine options for the 2013-2014 u season include protection against H1N1. The u vaccine causes antibodies to develop in the body about two weeks after vaccination. These antibodies provide protection against infection with the viruses that are in the vaccine. That means that although health ofcials gather data to determine which u strains are most likely to be pre-See Flu On Page 3A Broncos To Play For Florida Star Conference ChampionshipThe Madison County Central School Broncos basketball team will meet Lake City for the Florida Star Conference Championship on Thursday, Jan. 16, at 6 p.m. at the Central School Gym. Admission is $3 for school age and up.


You might have seen recently that a train collision/derailment in North Dakota resulted in a pretty large explosion and subsequent re. One train was carrying wheat while the other was freighting petroleum from the oil elds in the western part of the state. Fortunately, no one was hurt, but there was a lot of property damage to account for. Now I want you to consider this incident from a safety point-ofview. Of the three feasible methods to transport large quantities of petroleum and natural gas rail, truck, or pipeline which is the safest method? Im sure there are studies that address this question, but I will posit the answer pipeline. It also might be the cheapest and most carbon-neutral method of transshipment. All of this makes the decision of the Obama Administration to drag their feet and delay permission to build the Keystone XL Pipeline more curious. It would appear that their opposition is entirely political, ignoring safety considerations and economic value of such a construction project. Maybe you know that our region is being affected by a smaller but similar pipeline construction project. Florida Power and Light (FP&L Floridas largest energy provider) is proposing to construct a 465 mile long, 36 inch natural gas pipeline from east central Alabama to the Okeechobee area for the purpose of converting many of their electrical generation facilities to natural gas fueled. I was contacted by their construction rm, Sabal Trail Transmissions of Tampa, last spring because one of my familys timber tracts in Hamilton County will be impacted by this project. For about ve to six counties in South Georgia and North Florida, the new pipeline easement will parallel a triple-wide overhead powerline. The proposed pipeline will lie adjacent and east of the existing powerline. Apparently, regulatory and legal considerations prohibit the pipeline to be laid in the existing right-ofway. FP&L has determined that it is to their advantage to convert non-nuclear electrical generation to clean-burning natural gas. No doubt, the recent discovery and relatively cheap extraction of new sources of gas contributed to their strategic decision. This will not be a cheap project by any means. Purchasing those easements from literally thousands of property owners under the law of eminent domain is difcult and expensive. Then there is the construction cost of a buried pipeline. This means a lot of money will come into our region for those easements and during the construction phase. For most of the landowners, the impact is minimal. Boyles Tree Farm will lose about ve acres of timber plus the lost value of future income. In its place, the contractor will put a grass eld, extending the hayeld under the pipeline. But some people have buildings, and even homes and businesses that will be affected by the pipeline. In this case, the project is more contentious. I rmly believe that the best way to transport such a free-owing product is by a buried pipeline. Over the long term, I think it is a cheaper and more reliable form of transportation and much safer. Sure, there is the possibility of pipeline rupture and or explosion, but these are rare and easily shut off with modern safety features that are incorporated into the design and construction. I rmly believe the same is true for Keystone which will tie Canadian and Dakotan oil and gas into the existing Gulf oil eld pipelines and create a much better transportation system than provided by the current truck and rail method. There is a renaissance of the American petroleum business taking place. Without any help from the federal Energy Department, the discovery and mining of new oil and gas elds on private lands using modern recovery techniques has put America on the path to energy independence. Five years ago, this was hard to imagine. Those who oppose Keystone are fundamentally against the use and expansion of any petro chemical energy source. I do not believe they have viable alternatives and are holding Keystone ransom for their ideology. The current administration seems to have bought into their rationale and I think our country is poorer for it. Moreover, I would hate to see that American petroleum be shipped to China because we cannot make an intelligent, reasoned decision about a matter that is surely within our national security interest. This past weekend I had the pleasure of going to the movie theatre to watch Lone Survivor. It was, in fact, the most watched movie this weekend, and the second biggest January opening of all time, with an estimated $38.5 million being brought in between the days of Friday and Sunday. This movie has had so much publicity, for the last several months that many movie-goers have been anxiously awaiting the opening day. I know I have been. Lone Survivor is based on the true story of a fourman SEAL team, whose orders were to capture or kill a notorious Taliban leader. The mission takes a turn for the worse, leaving SEAL Team Member Marcus Luttrell as the Lone Survivor. The step by step recount takes the viewer through their realization of being outnumbered, their retreat, the gunre exchange, being shot multiple times and falling back down a mountain. I have no desire to try to re-tell the movie here, as there is no possible way to ever capture the meaning and force of what is felt, when someone actually watches it. I will say that the array of feelings that is felt during (and after) the movie is astounding and different for each individual. I know my biggest feelings were of pride and admiration for not only those four men, but for everyone that has ever served, and is presently serving, in ANY of our armed forces. I also walked out of that theater mad and disgusted at the disregard for human life that these Third World countries have. Many years of research and many months of hard work went into the making of this lm. The movies director visited each of the three fallen SEAL members families and talked with them in detail, to learn about them personally. Marcus Luttrell worked closely with the director as did other Navy SEAL veterans, who acted as technical advisors, for the lms making. The main actors had weeks of military training in order to prepare them for the physical demands of their roles, and to teach them the proper way of doing a lot of the military things they would be doing. Lone Survivor is being called one of the most realistic war movies ever made as well as one of the most accurate. The language is rough, not made for young ears, but then again it is war. If youre out there putting your life on the line and being shot at I guess you can say whatever you want to say! One comical statement (comical to ME, I might add) was a statement that was made during the movie where one of the soldiers describes what liberal media, like CNN, will broadcast them as, if they kill a certain group of enemies. It even goes into detail how they would be portrayed as baby-killers and shown on television as the bad guys. I found it comical that they called CNN by name and called them out for what they truly are. There they are, OUR MEN, out ghting for their LIVES and they have to worry about liberal media and how they would be portrayed. Its a crying shame. Then, lo and behold, just days ago CNN reporter Jake Tapper interviews Marcus Luttrell and steps all over himself Transcript via BizPac Review : One of the emotions I felt while watching was, rst of all, the hopelessness of the situation, how horric it was, Tapper said in starting off the interview. And I was torn about the message of the lm in the same way that I think I am about the war in Afghanistan itself. I dont want any more senseless American death. [] I dont know what part of the lm you were watching, but hopelessness never really came into it, Luttrell replied. Where did you see that? We never felt like we were hopelessly lost or anything like that. We never gave up. We never felt like we were losing until we were actually dead. Tapper tried to explain, but he was clearly out of his league. It seemed senseless, the CNN host responded. I dont mean to disrespect in any way, but it seemed senseless all of these wonderful people who were killed for an op that went wrong. Irritated, Luttrell gave Tapper a little education on military combat. We spend our whole lives training to defend this country and then we were sent over there by this country, Luttrell said. So youre telling me because we were over there doing what we were told by our country, that it was senseless? And my guys, what? They died for nothing? Backtracking, Tapper said, No. Thats what you said, Luttrell red back. So, let me just say, it went bad for us over there, but that was our job. Thats what we did. We didnt complain about it. Tapper eventually tried to ease the tension by saying, Maybe its just the difference between what a civilian feels when he watches this, versus what a soldier feels. I strongly disagree with that statement as well. I am a civilian; and at NO point during that movie did I ever feel that anyone died for nothing or that it was senseless. Statements like that remind me of all the things I heard were said during the Vietnam War. Didnt the American citizens learn their lessons, back then, about things said about our military men? Its becoming more and more obvious that many of us did not! I walked out of that theater Saturday night with pride and admiration! I also walked out glad that a movie, such as this, has been made, for it shows the average citizen who the true heroes of this nation are. Im sick of seeing all these movies that are being lmed that portray our government as our friend, when, in fact, we are losing more and more of our freedoms everyday; when, in fact, our government is becoming a tyranny and we are losing to socialism. I walked out of that theater more aware of what our soldiers do for us every day and the fact that our government is taking more and more of their benets away from them. Every one of those suits, on Capitol Hill, make thousands upon thousands of dollars and spend every day forcing things like Obamacare down our throat, and then vote to take away from our military, so more people can have extended unemployment and free cell phones! ...the rst murmurings from the liberal part of the U.S.A. that we were somehow in the wrong, brutal killers, bullying other countries; that we who put our lives on the line for our nation at the behest of our government should somehow be charged with murder for shooting our enemy. Its an insidious progression, the criticisms of the U.S. Armed Forces from politicians and from the liberal media, which knows nothing of combat, nothing of our training, and nothing of the mortal dangers we face out there on the front line. Marcus Luttrell, Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10 ..Washington, where the human rights of terrorists are often given high priority. And I am certain liberal politicians would defend their position to the death. Because everyone knows liberals have never been wrong about anything. You can ask them. Anytime. -Marcus Luttrell, Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Ac count of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10 If you havent seen the movie go see it youll be glad you did! Until then..... Ill see you around the town. Wednesday, January 15, 2014 2A Madison County CarrierVIEWPOINTS& OPINIONS National SecurityJoe Boyles Guest Columnist Whenever my sister Kathy visits, she always comes prepared with her bag of spices because she knows I will want (expect) her to cook some of my favorite Middle Eastern Indian dishes. After Kathy married a man from Bangladesh, one aspect of the Indian culture our entire family embraced was the food. Indian food is an explosion of avors and textures. The spices are completely different from what American cooks use and the Indian methods of cooking are different as well. These two factors create dishes that are not only extremely avorful, but also a little difcult to replicate. I will say that I nally am able to make a pretty decent chicken curry, but if I want authentic Indian food, I nd an authentic Indian restaurant, or I wait for my sister. While Kathy was here, I asked her to write down recipes as she cooked so that I could share them here. That being said, I have followed her recipes before and my outcomes have not been the same as hers, because she is familiar with the Northern Indian food she cooks and has eaten it so frequently, that while cooking she knows how and with what spices to tweak her food. That is the art of cooking. Im passing my sisters recipes on to you and hope those of you with adventure in your souls will try them. And for your taste buds, I hope your endeavor will taste like hers. Chicken Curry 1 pounds chicken breast, cut into 1-inch cubes 1/8 cup full fat plain yogurt (Greek preferred) 1 Tbsp. garlic powder 1 Tbsp. turmeric (Mix all ingredients together and allow to sit for 15 minutes.) cup oil 1 medium onion, nely chopped 2 Tbsp. turmeric 1 Tbsp. garlic powder 1 Tbsp. ground cumin to 1 Tbsp. ground red pepper 1 tsp. ground coriander 1 tsp. ground cloves Salt to taste 1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes Cooked Basmati rice to serve Optional: chopped cilantro Heat oil in a heavy pot over medium-high heat; add onion and stirring frequently, cook until golden. Add all spices and stirring constantly, cook 1 to 2 minutes. Add marinated chicken and cook for 1 to 2 minutes then add crushed tomatoes and stirring frequently, cook on medium heat 20 to 30 minutes. Serve over rice and garnish with cilantro. Raita This yogurt salad is used as an accompaniment to curry dishes because of its cooling effect and avor combination with the curry. 32 ounces full fat plain yogurt (Greek preferred) 1 medium onion, nely diced 6 small pickling cucumbers or of an English cucumber, peeled and diced or grated Salt to taste Optional: 1 small diced tomato or cup chopped cilantro Mix all together and chill to allow avors to combine.Trying To Cook Like Kathy Rose Klein Columnist Searching For Ambrosia Emerald's Gem BoxL o n e S u r v i v o r A M u s t S e e M o v i e Emerald Greene PublisherPipelineGreene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Rose Klein, December 28, 2014Chicken Curry with rice and raita.


about. Floridas unemployment rate is down to its lowest in four years, Scott is quoted saying. Trends show that we are also experiencing growth in many different economic indicators that are key to job creation. Housing starts are on the rise, businesses and families continue to move to Florida and more jobs are being created. The changes we are making to improve our states business climate are helping Florida families pursue the American dream. The improvement wasnt reected in Jefferson Countys gures, whose jobless rate took a slight backwards steps, increasing to 6.8 percent from the previous months revised rate of 6.6 percent. For its part, Madison Countys rate dropped 0.1 percentage point to 9.9 percent, from 10.0 percent in November. Statewide, the 8.0 percent rate represents 749,000 jobless Floridians out of a labor force of 9,347,000. The jobless rate does not reect individuals who have given up the search for work or who are underemployed or employed part time, the inclusions of which would inate the numbers. Seasonally adjusted, meanwhile, means that the gures have been purged of seasonal and other factors that would also increase the rate if counted. According to the FDEO, Floridas seasonally adjusted total nonagricultural employment was 7,388,100 in December, a decrease of 15,300 jobs over the month, but over-the-year increase of 54,900 jobs. December was reportedly the 29thconsecutive month showing positive annual job growth after the state lost jobs for three straight years. For Madison County, the 9.9 percent translates into 697 jobless persons out of a labor force of 7,035, compared with 708 jobless persons out of a labor force of 7,096 in November. In December 2012, the comparable gures were 810 jobless persons out of a labor force of 7,130, when the unemployment rate was 11.4 percent. For Jefferson County, the 6.8 percent rate translates into 459 jobless persons out of a labor force of 6,703, compared with 447 jobless persons out of a labor force of 6,781 in November. In December 2012, the comparable gures were 580 jobless persons out of a workforce of 6,799, when the unemployment rate was 8.5 percent. The FDEO reports that the industry gaining the most jobs was transportation and utilities, up 22,200 jobs; professional and business services, up 18,100; private education and health services, up 13,260 jobs; and manufacturing, up 1,500 jobs. The industries losing jobs over the year included total government, down 10,600 jobs; construction, down 6,800; other services, down 4,600 jobs; information, down 4,000 jobs; and nancial activities, down 4,000 jobs. Monroe County continued to have the states lowest unemployment rate at 4.5 percent, followed by Walton County at 5.7 percent; Okaloosa County at 5.8 percent; and Alachua County at 6.1 percent. Flagler County had the states highest unemployment rate at 11.2 percent, followed by Putnam County at 10.1 percent; St. Lucie County at 10.0 percent; and Hendry and Madison counties 9.9 percent. The FDEO reports that three of Floridas 67 counties experienced double-digit unemployment in December, unchanged from three in November. Two Arrested Cont. From Page 1Asent in the vehicle. Deputies conducted a probable cause search on the interior of the vehicle and located a plastic bag of marijuana on the oorboard of the drivers side area and located a plastic bag of crack cocaine on the front passenger side area. The driver of the vehicle was identied as Frazier and the front passenger was identied as Keith Phillips, 32. Both subjects were taken into custody without incident and transported to the Madison County jail. Frazier was charged with possession of marijuana less than 20 grams and driving while license suspended with knowledge. Phillips was charged with possession of crack cocaine with intent to sell. Wednesday, January 15, 2014 Madison County Carrier 3AWorld NewsBy Rose Klein Drunken Arm Wrestling Leads To Severed Ears In Siberia, two Russian men made a bet during a party for Orthodox Christmas that the loser of their arm wrestling tournament would have to cut off his ear. The two men were drinking during the tournament and after two rounds, the men decided to call their matches a draw and both accepted their penalty. One of the men only partially severed his ear while the other man completely severed his. Both men went to the hospital for treatment. Man Breaks Into Store With Car To Steal One Banana In Newington, Conn., police are looking for a man driving a Ford freestyle station wagon who apparently crashed into a gas station to steal one banana. Video surveillance shows the man at 1:45 a.m., repeatedly backing his vehicle into a Citgo gas stations glass doors until they broke. Sgt. Christopher Perry said the man got out of the car, took a banana from the shelf, peeled and ate it. He didnt appear to be in any rush, Perry said. After eating the banana, the man drove away without stealing any other items. Man Says Hes An Owl And Hides From Police In Tree In Northborough, Mass., a man charged with his third offense of drunk driving was arrested this time when police were forced to follow him into the woods, where he climbed a tree, saying he was an owl. Police said 37-year-old Troy Prockett was driving extremely erratic before stopping his vehicle near a guardrail, jumped over it and ran down an embankment into the woods. After searching for about an hour, police found Prockett hiding in a tree. After he was found, Prockett climbed higher in the tree, mumbling about what a good guy he was and that he was an owl in a tree. During his climb, Prockett shook the tree branches saying, Look its snowing. Fireghters were called to the scene and using their aerial tower, State Trooper Michael McCammon arrested Prockett. AROUNDMADISONCOUNTY 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 DesignersTori SelfAdvertising Sales RepresentativesJeanette Dunn, Shanna SwopeBookkeeping Brooke KinsleyClassified and Legal AdsCheltsie KinsleyDeadline for classieds is Monday at 3 p.m.Deadline for legal advertisements is Monday at 5 p.m. There will be a $7 charge for affidavits.Circulation DepartmentSheree MillerSubscription Rates:In-County $35 Out-of-County $45 E-Edition $25 ($5 add on to existing subscription) (State & local taxes included) BAILEY MONUMENT CO 740252cash. Anyone who can identify the suspects pictured is asked to contact Sgt. Sharon Shadrick at the Madison County Sheriffs Office at (850) 9734001, ext. 241. All persons reporting may remain anonymous. Burglary Cont. From Page 1A Jobless Rate Cont. From Page 1A Flu Cont. From Page 1A sent for the current u season and develop u vaccines accordingly, there is a chance a person could still catch the u, if a different strain is present. Flu shots are still recommended however, because the percentages of that happening are small and studies show that when the u vaccine is given to healthy young adults, it is 70 to 90 percent effective. In the elderly, the u vaccine is very effective in reducing hospitalization and death from u-related causes. There are two types of the u vaccine: The rst type of vaccine is the live attenuated vaccine called LAIV that is sprayed into the nose. Attenuated means it is weakened so that it cant make you sick. Side effects of the LAIV vaccine in children and adolescents 2-17 years of age are runny nose, nasal congestion, cough, fever, headache, muscle aches, wheezing, abdominal pain and occasional vomiting or diarrhea. Side effects in adults have been runny nose, nasal congestion, sore throat, cough, chills, tiredness, weakness and headache. Severe side effects are possible, but rare, and consist of very high fever, severe allergic reaction and behavior changes. LAIV can be given to people 2-49 years of age, who are not pregnant. People who should not get this vaccine are those who have ever had any severe allergies, people with a history of GuillainBarre Syndrome or those who have received any other vaccines in the past four weeks. The second type of vaccine is the inactivated vaccine, meaning it does not contain the live virus. This vaccine is recommended for people who are pregnant, have a weakened immune system, have certain long-term health problems (asthma, diabetes, heart disease), children or adolescents on longterm aspirin therapy, in close contact with someone who needs special care for an extremely weakened immune system, children younger than two years old or older than 49 years old. (Children six months and older can get the u shot but children younger than six months cannot get either vaccine). Side effects from the u shot include pain or soreness at the injection site, low-grade fever, headache, feeling tired, sore or achy muscles and itching or redness at the injection site. If youre trying to weigh out the odds on getting the u versus getting the u shot, there are pros and cons of receiving the vaccine. Pros of the u shot is that it can decrease the risk of upper respiratory illness by 25 percent, thereby reducing work absenteeism by 36 percent and doctor visits by 44 percent. It helps the chances of the elderly avoid unpleasant and possibly dangerous illness and protects against their being hospitalized for heart disease and stroke. It protects those at higher risk for the u to avoid complications from the virus, including death. Cons of the u shot are that it contains mercury from thimerosal, a preservative added to prevent bacterial contamination. Mercury is toxic to the brain, nerve cells and arterial linings and has been linked to an increase in the risk of Alzheimers disease, dementia, memory loss, depression, anxiety, ADD, heart disease, hypertension and birth defects. Dr. Hugh Fudenberg, the worlds leading immunogeneticist, states that if an individual has had ve consecutive u shots, his or her chances of getting Alzheimers disease is 10 times higher than if they had one, two or no shots. Just as there are obvious pros and cons of the u vaccine, there are obvious risks of the u virus. Flu can make some people much sicker than others and can lead to pneumonia, making existing medical conditions worse and cause seizures in children. Each year thousands of people in the U.S. die from the u, and many more are hospitalized. Flu vaccine is the best protection from the u and its complications and helps to prevent the spread of u from person to person. To learn more about the u or u vaccine, you can talk to your doctor or local health department. The Florida Department of Health in Madison County has u shots available to children under the age of 19, for free and to adults for $10. You can contact them at (850) 973-5000. You can also get more information from the CDC by either calling 1 (800) 232-4636 or visiting their website at


January 16 Gold City, the nations leading Southern gospel quartet, will be returning to Madison on Thursday, Jan. 16, at Yogi Bears Jellystone Park at 7 p.m. Also joining Gold City will be the Stephen Jones Band and LifeSong. A free chili dinner will be provided during the event. For more information, visit m or call (850) 4640114. January 26 The Lighthouse Childrens Home will be visiting Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Madison on Jan. 26 at 6 p.m. Come to this service for a time of singing, testimonies and a very special blessing. For more information call (850) 973-2070. February 1 Its that time of year again! It is time for the Annual West Virginia Native Reunion. Folks from West Virginia will converge in Lake City for their annual West Virginia reunion. Guests will be able to share stories about their home state and share in fun and fellowship. The reunion will be held at noon on Feb. 1 at Epiphany Church, in the social hall, in Lake City. A catered lunch will be provided. Epiphany Church is located at 1905 SW Epiphany Court. The RSVP deadline is Jan. 22. RSVP to (386) 984-6938 or Wednesday, January 15, 2014 4A Madison County CarrierAROUNDMADISONCOUNTY ObituariesCommunity CalendarCarol Rogers Bowman, 52, of Pinetta, was called home Tuesday, January 7, 2014. She was a devoted mother and greatly loved. She was known for her generous and kind heart, her love for family and friends and her wonderful sense of humor. She is survived by her sons: Dewayne A. Mathis ( Dawn ) and Daniel J. Mathis ( Sondra ); her grandchildren: Nathan, Logan, Landon and Izabelle; her siblings: Debbie Knoe, Cynthia Vasquez, Edward Rogers and Ralph Stout; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents: Edwards Rogers and Barbara Howe and a niece, Sharilyn Rogers. At her request, there will be no funeral service, but there will be a remembrance service at her home on Saturday, January 18, at 1 p.m.Carol Rogers Bowman T h a n k Y o u The family of George Robert (Bob) Jenkins would like to thank our many friends, family and Cherry Lake United Methodist Church family for all acts of kindness shown to us during our bereavement. Words cannot express our gratitude and thanks. God bless you all. The Family of Robert (Bob) Jenkins Lu Alice Sands, 87, passed away Wednesday, January 8, 2014. A graveside service was held at 2 p.m., Monday, January 13, 2014 at Greenwood Cemetery in Clarksville, Tenn. with Tarpleys Funeral Home, 1510 Madison St., Clarksville, TN, (931) 645-6488 in charge. The family received riends from 6 until 8 p.m., Friday, January 10, 2014 at Beggs Funeral Homes, 3322 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, FL 32311, (850) 942-2929. A native of Clarksville, Tenn., she had resided in Madison, FL since 1959, moving to Tallahassee in 2005. Lu was an accomplished artist painter and a member of several Art Societies. She was a Methodist and member of the First United Methodist Church. She is survived by her son, Alan Sands (Ruth) of Tallahassee; and grandchildren, John Sands of Tallahassee and James Sands of Philadelphia, Pa. She is preceded in death by her husband, Dr. John Sands.Lu Alice Sands Mrs. Lois K. Wainright, widow of Roy Wainright, peacefully departed this life at her home in Madison on January 13, 2014. She was the daughter of William M. and Nancy V. Pickels. She was born in Madison County on December 3, 1916, and raised on a farm with her seven siblings. She was a faithful member of the Madison First Baptist Church for 63 years and member of the Dorcas/Mary Martha Sunday School Class. Lois and her late husband Roy, also known as " PaPa, were well known in the community since they managed the Winn Dixie store in Madison for over 25 years before their retirement. Following retirement from Winn Dixie, she was the bookkeeper at Macs Furniture Store in Madison for several years. She was affectionately known by almost everyone as Gangie and was famous for her sour cream pound cakes and ten-layer chocolate cakes, which she made for many important church functions, other activities, relatives, and friends. As the matriarch of the William M. Pickels family, she was the hub for reunions and other family activities for many years and will be greatly missed by everyone who knew and loved her. She is survived by three children: Col Don Kellum (Martha) of Sumter, S.C., Nancy McGriff of the home in Madison, and Ann Croasdell of Winter Park; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren, and seven great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Dorothy P. Newsome of Ponchatoula, La.; and many nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be conducted at Beggs Funeral Home in Madison at 11 a.m., on January 15, 2014. Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral service. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery following the funeral service. Roy L. Saint and Gabe Krell will officiate. Pallbearers will be Grandsons. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the First Baptist Church 1898 Sanctuary Fund or Big Bend Hospice in Madison.Lois K. Wainright The Florida Public Service Commission designated CenturyLink as an Eligible Telecommunications Carrier within its service area for universal service purposes. CenturyLinks basic local service rates for residential voice lines are $19.99 per month and business services are $29.00$33.50 per month. Specic rates will be provided upon request. CenturyLink participates in a government benefit program (Lifeline) to make residential telephone service more affordable to eligible low-income individuals and families. Eligible customers are those that meet eligibility standards as dened by the FCC and state commissions. Residents who live on federally recognized Tribal Lands may qualify for additional Tribal benets if they participate in certain additional federal eligibility programs. The Lifeline discount is available for only one telephone per household, which can be either a wireline or wireless telephone. A household is dened for the purposes of the Lifeline program as any individual or group of individuals who live together at the same address and share income and expenses. Lifeline service is not transferable, and only eligible consumers may enroll in the program. Consumers who willfully make false statements in order to obtain Lifeline telephone service can be punished by ne or imprisonment and can be barred from the program. Lifeline eligible subscribers may also qualify for reliable home High-Speed Internet service up to 1.5 Mbps for $9.95* per month for the first 12 months of service. Further details are available at If you live in a CenturyLink service area, please call 855.954.6546 or visit with questions or to request an application for the Lifeline program.Phone and Internet Discounts Available to CenturyLink Customers*CenturyLink Internet Basics Program Residential customers only who qualify based on meeting income level or program participation eligibility requirements, and requires remaining eligible for the entire offer period. First bill will include charges for the rst full month of service billed in advance, prorated charges for service from the date of installation to bill date, and one-time charges and fees described above. Qualifying customers may keep this program for a maximum of 60 months after service activation provided customer still qualies during that time. Listed High-Speed Internet rate of $9.95/mo. applies for rst 12 months of service (after which the rate reverts to $14.95/mo. for the next 48 months of service), and requires a 12-month term agreement. Customer must either lease a modem/router from CenturyLink for an additional monthly charge or independently purchase a modem/router, and a one-time High-Speed Internet activation fee applies. A one-time professional installation charge (if selected by customer) and a one-time shipping and handling fee applies to customers modem/router. General Services not available everywhere. CenturyLink may change or cancel services or substitute similar services at its sole discretion without notice. Offer, plans, and stated rates are subject to change and may vary by service area. Deposit may be required. Additional restrictions apply. 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PAGE 5 Wednesday, January 15, 2014 Madison County Carrier 5AAROUNDMADISONCOUNTY Bike Loop Draws Visitors To MadisonBy Rose KleinGreene Publishing, Inc.North Florida has many attractions that draw visitors to the area, but last month, two of those visitors came to Florida, and Madison, just to ride their bicycles. If you dont already know, North Florida is home to a Bike Loop that runs from DeFuniak Springs all the way to St. Augustine and covers 424.5 miles. The American Cycling Association calls this the Southern Tier, section 7 trail, and it runs along Highway 90. There is also a Four Freedoms Trail, better suited for a novice cyclist, as it is considerably shorter at 12.3 miles and travels north from Madison to the Withlacoochee River at the Florida-Georgia border. The trailhead for the Four-Freedoms Trail is on SR 145 (Colin Kelly Highway) at the intersection of CR 591 (NE Rocky Ford Road). John and Cecilia McCormick stopped off at the Madison County Chamber to pick up biking materials, a Four Freedoms Trail map and the Florida Pedestrian Law Enforcement Guide. The McCormicks live in Wilmington, Delaware where they belong to a 400-member White Clay Bicycle Club and are Safety and Education Coordinators. They are also cycling instructors, certified by the League of American Bicyclists, a national organization that lobbies in Washington D.C. on bicycling and safety issues.Photo submittedJohn and Cecilia McCormick stand outside the ofce of the Madison County Chamber after picking up biking materials for their trail ride.

PAGE 6 Wednesday, January 15, 2014 6A Madison County CarrierAROUNDMADISONCOUNTY CallForAFREEConsultation.NoFeesorCostsUntilRecovery TollFree877-997-8181 MonticelloOffice1307S.JeffersonSt.850-997-8181 TallahasseeOffice1882CapitalCircleNE,Suite103 JonD.Caminez,BoardCertifiedCivilTrialAttorney ShannonBrown,ParalegalScottL.Wolf,AttorneyBarneyStallworth,Investigator WWW.CAMINEZLAW.COM Thehiringofalawyerisanimportantdecisionthatshouldnotbebasedsolelyuponadvertisements. Beforeyoudecide,askustosendyouwritteninformationaboutourqualificationsandexperiences.AutoAccidents Truck&Tractor TrailerAccidents MotorcycleAccidents WrongfulDeath DefectiveProducts MedicalNegligence/ Malpractice Slip&Fall PremisesLiability NursingHome Negligence Accidents-Injury-DeathCases PracticingPersonalInjuryLawSince1972 Question Of The Week Down Home Days Is Coming! Vendor Applications Now AvailableBy Rose KleinGreene Publishing, Inc.The 2014 Down Home Days Festival, Parade and Rodeo will be here on April 18 and 19. Vendor applications and information is now available for non-profits, retail merchandisers and food vendors so they can prepare to be at one of North Floridas largest two-day events. Down Home Days is a fun-filled event for Madison that will have something for everyone. The parade and PCA (Professional Cowboy Association) Rodeo are big events but other activities to be enjoyed will be a dessert bake-off, pet contest, classic car show, dancers, crafts, activities for kids and much more. Vendors can fill out an online application at the Greater Madison County Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Website at Look on the left hand column for Down Home Days in the second paragraph to download the application. Chamber members receive a 20 percent discount off Festival booths scheduled for April 19, 2014. The deadline to submit applications is March 17, 2014. For more details, call (850) 973-2788. Ryan Roberts Win the lottery, because Im still young and I can enjoy it. Brad Bigelow Live twice as long, so that I could enjoy my kids, their kids and grandkids. Melanie Jenkins Live twice as long, because I think time is more important than money. Cindy Vees It depends. If I knew I would be healthy, happy and functional for 150 years then I would choose life because time is more valuable than money. But, if I werent able to live the second half like the rst half, then I would rather have the money. Lynda Hammock Win the lottery, because Im already going to live to be 100.Greene Publishing, Inc. Photos by Rose Klein, January 13, 2014If you had your choice, would you rather win the lottery or live twice as long? Why?


$199 Move-In Special!! 1, 2 & 3 BR HC & non-HC accessible apts. Rental assistance may be available. HUD vouchers accepted. Call 850-948-3056. TDD/TTY 711. 192 NW Greenville Pointe Trail, Greenville, FL 32331. Equal Housing Opportunityrtn, c MOBILE HOMES FOR SALE FOR SALE FOR RENT HELP WANTED HELP WANTED Buy, Sell or Trade In The Classieds Call 973-4141 Call 973-4141O n e M a n s J u n k I s A n o t h e r M a n s T r e a s u r e SERVICES Classifieds ..... L E G A L S Wednesday, January 15, 2014 Madison County Carrier 7A Check us out on-line FLORIDA PRESS SERVICES, INC. STATEWIDE CLASSIFIED PROGRAM STATEWIDE CLASSIFIED ADS FOR 1/13/2014 THROUGH 1/19/2014I am a retired nurse; and want to do private duty work with the elderly. If you can use me, I am available for any shift. Excellent references. 464-7276 (Cell).12/18 rtn, n/cPageant and Prom Dresses For Sale:Size 3 children's white long dress, worn as ower girl dress, sequin/beadwork all on bodice, sequin/beadwork/ appliques on bottom, built-in crinoline. $50. Size 4 children's off white dress, worn as ower girl dress, lace work around bodice, pretty lace work at bottom, cap sleeves $25. Size 7-8 children's off white dress, worn as a ower girl dress, overlay of lace over entire dress, probably knee to calf length $25. Size 8 children's white, long dress, lace around neck with decorative bodice $25. Size 8 Teen Dress A fuchsia strapless gorgeous dress. The dress has gathers up the bodice and a sequined design down the left side and laces up half the back. There is also a train on this dress and a split up one leg. $200.Size 16 pre-teen size white long pageant gown, cap sleeves, white sequin work across entire bodice and sleeves $100. Size 10 Teen Dress A beautiful, elegant, owing emerald green dress. Has eye-catching beaded straps that criss cross in the back along with a beaded design in the front of the dress. Beautiful owing train. $200. Size 14 (child's size 14 but dress is for a teen division approximately 13-15) GORGEOUS lime green dress, strapless but with spaghetti straps that criss cross across the back, sequins spotted across the entire gown, built-in crinoline absolutely gorgeous. $250.Call Emerald Greene (850) 973-3497 Leave a message.1/8 rtn, n/c Ofce Building For Rent Across the street from the Courthouse, on Shelby Street. (between Owens Propane and Burnette Plumbing) Newly Renovated 1120 square foot. Call Emerald Greene 850-973-4141.10/16 rtn, n/c Madison Heights Apartments 1,2,3 & 4 bedroom apts. Section 8 Housing designed for low income families 150 SW Bumgardner Dr. Madison, FL Phone 850-973-4290 TDD 711 Equal Housing Opportunity6/22, rtn, cBe A CNA Start your New Year with a New Career. Quest Training offers a nurse taught, 40 hr. Prep class. No GED required if age 18 yr. Day and Evening classes. HIGH pass rates on state exam. 386-362-10651/1 1/29, pd1/4 inch coat galvanized steel cable for sale .15 cent a foot. We have as much as you need. (850) 464-3041.4/10 rtn, n/cWasher And Dryer For Sale! Kenmore series 70 washer, top load. Series 80 dryer, front load (door opens from top down). White in color and both are in perfect working order. $400 rm. Call (229) 460-5296.1/8 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 Asphalt Milling For Sale $350 for 18 ton load (850) 464-1230.1/8 rtn, n/cOne Person Cabin On Farm $395/month. Background check required. Call (850) 673-1117.10/16 rtn, cNew and Repo Homes 25 to pick from. Come to Lake City the dual makers at Freedom Homes. Mike (386) 623-4218.11/20 rtn, cNov and Dec special 4/2 28x80 home only $49,900 cash deal only. Call Magic Mike at Freedom Homes (386) 623-4218.11/20 rtn, cBeen turned down? Have 10k to 15k? Call me I can make a deal. Call Magic Mike (386) 623-4218.11/20 rtn, cLand home package with 10k down in Lake City Florida. We do the deals. Call Magic Mike (386) 623-4218.11/20 rtn, cIn house nancing with 10k down on used or repo houses. Call Magic Mike (386) 623-4218.11/20 rtn, cTriple wide $29,900 as is. Wholesale price, hardwood oors, ceramic tile. Call Tish (386) 755-5355.11/20 rtn, cReduced $10,000 Lot Model 4/2, new 2014. 2,016 square feet. Call Tish (386) 755-5355.11/20 rtn, cCASH special up to $5,000. Reduced price on new or used qualied models. Call Tish (386) 752-5355.11/20 rtn, cUltimate home 2,027 square feet 3/2 $69,900. Beautiful new home with replace. Call Tish (386) 752-5355.11/20 rtn, cLive Oak or Merit Homes. Low prices. Freedom Mobile Homes. Call Tish (386) 752-5355.11/20 rtn, c Ad Builder/ Graphic Artist needed for the Madison County Carrier and the Madison EnterpriseRecorder. Must be a team player and able to handle multiple tasks. Experience with Adobe Photoshop a must, experience with Quark Express a plus. Apply in person only at Greene Publishing, located at 1695 South SR 53, in Madison.11/20 rtn, n/c Set of four (4) Weld (Mountain Crusher) billet aluminum wheels. 8 lug with bolt on center caps. Fits Dodge or Chevy. $400 OBO. Call 229-460-5296.12/11 rtn, n/c CDL Class A Truck DriverRuns mostly SE extended area. 2 years driving experience. Good 2 year MVR. Home weekends and some during the week. (850) 973-2747.12/11 rtn, c Deadline For Classieds (850) 973-4141 3:00 p.m. Every MondayNurses Needed RN MDS Coordinator (Experience Preferred) LPN/RN Wound Care (Experience Preferred) LPN/RN PRN Floor Nurses Please Contact: Connie Walker RN, DON Kim Browning HR (850) 973-8277.12/27 1/22, c CNAs needed part time, all shifts. Van Driver needed for resident medical appointments. Apply in person at Madison Health and Rehab Center, 2481 US 90 West, Madison, Fl. 32340 from 8:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. A drug screen and criminal background check is required. EOE, F/M/D/V.1/3 1/15, c FULL TIME EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT Tri-County Electric Cooperative, Inc. has an opening for a full-time Executive Assistant in our Madison Ofce. The candidate is required to have a high school diploma or equivalent. Associate Degree in ofce management, business management or related eld and two years of executive secretarial experience highly desirable. The ideal candidate should have outstanding people skills, excellent oral and written communication skills, the ability to multitask, advanced PC skills, and the ability to plan, organize and facilitate time sensitive projects. The Cooperative offers competitive salary and benets. Tri-County is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and Drug Free Work Place (DFWP). Please send resume and completed Tri-County Employment Application Form, which is available at any TCEC ofce or online at before January 24, 2014 to: Stephanie Carroll Tri-County Electric Cooperative, Inc. 2862 West US 90 Madison, FL 32340.1/8, 1/15, c 2 BD 2 BA Mobile Home For Rent 4 1/2 miles out of town on Hwy 53 North. $500/month. (850) 464-0953.1/8, 1/15, c LP Gas Driver Requirement CDL license with tanker and hazment endorsement. Experience is a plus. Apply in person with resume. 208 West Screven St. Quitman, GA. 31643.1/8 1/29, c NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING: The District Board of Trustees of North Florida Community College will hold its regular monthly meeting Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. in the NFCC Board Room, NFCC, 325 NW Turner Davis Dr., Madison, FL. A copy of the agenda may be obtained by writing: NFCC, Ofce of the President, 325 NW Turner Davis Dr., Madison, FL 32340. For disability-related accommodations, contact the NFCC Ofce of College Advancement, 850973-1653. NFCC is an equal access/equal opportunity employer.1/15 Notice of Sale Pursuant to Chapter 83, Part IV Under the Authority of the Self-Service Storage Facility Act, Section 83.805 the described below has been seized for nonpayment of rent and other accrued expenses. The property consists primarily of household & personal goods in units rented by: Joseph Williams, Savilla Murphy,Michael Livingston, Eric Wilhelm, Terrisha Evans and Bridgitte Jackson. The property will be sold at auction to the highest bidder as provided by the Self-Storage Facility Act, Section 83.806. the sale will be held Saturday February 1, 2014., at the Madison Mini Storage, 1098 E. U.S. Hwy 90, in Madison, Florida. For further information call 850-973-2008. 1/15, 1/22 1/15, 1/22, 1/29, 2/5 1/15, 1/22 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR MADISON COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2013-117-CP IN RE: ESTATE OF ROYCE CARTER HUTCHINSON Deceased. ___________________________________________________________________________ NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of ROYCE CARTER HUTCHINSON, deceased, whose date of death was October 14,2013; is pending in the Circuit Court for Madison County, Florida, Probate Division, File Number 2013-117-CP; and the names and addresses of the Personal Representative and th e Personal Representatives attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the Decedent and other persons, who have claims or demands against the Decedents estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, and who have been served a copy of this notice, must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the Decedent and other persons who have claims or demands against the Decedents estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must file their claims with this court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIMS FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MO RE AFTER THE DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE IS January 8, 2014. Attorney for Personal Representative: Personal Representative: /s/ Clay A. Schnitker_______________ /s/ Carol A. Hutchinson_______________ CLAY A. SCHNITKER CAROL A. HUTCHINSON Fla Bar No.349143 9943 North State Road 53 Davis, Schnitker, Reeves & Browning, P.A.Madison, Florida 32340 Post Office Drawer 652 Madison, Florida 32341 (850) 973-4186 1/8, 1/15Coord for XCEL-IT Program/ Maintenance Equipment Specialist (Mechanic)/ RN Clinical Instructor. See, 1/22, c Retired lady wll do private duty work with the elderly; clean homes, and/or cook. Available for any shift. Call 850-971-5296.1/15, 1/22, pd FULL TIME JOURNEYMAN LINEMAN Tri-County Electric Cooperative, Inc. has an opening for a full-time Journeyman Lineman in our Perry District. The candidate is required to have a minimum of nine years experience in power line construction and maintenance and must be able to work on energized power lines, unsupervised. The candidate must also have a Class A, Commercial Drivers License. The Cooperative offers competitive salary and benets. Tri-County is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and Drug Free Work Place (DFWP). Please send resume and completed Tri-County Employment Application Form, which is available at any TCEC ofce or online at before January 29, 2014 to: Stephanie Carroll Tri-County Electric Cooperative, Inc. 2862 West US 90 Madison, FL 32340.1/15, 1/22, c Adoption A childless, young, successful woman seeks to adopt. Will be HANDS-ON Mom! Financial security. Expenses paid.Visit: / call Jodi 1-800-718-5516 or text 609-770-1255. Adam Sklar #0150789. UNPLANNED PREGNANCY? Adoption-A brave & seless choice. Medical, living & counseling expenses paid. Choose the loving & nancially secure family. Compassionate Atty. Lauren Feingold 24/7 866-633-0397 #0958107. Auction Public Auction Schmann Casters & Equipment Company Inc. LIVE & ONLINE Tuesday, January 28th at 10 a.m. 1299 W Beaver Street, Jacksonville, Fl 32204. Tremendous amount of New Material Handling Equipment, Forklift, Boat Trailers, Racking, Scrap Metal, Steel Casters, Dollies, Conveyor & much more. ABC Case No.: 16-2013-CA-010616. Details at (800) 840-BIDS. 15%-18%BP, $100 ref. cash dep. Subj to conrm. AB-1098 AU-3219, Eric Rubin. Building Supplies STEEL BUILDING CLEARANCE: 5 Only25x32, 30x40, 40x60, 60x100, 100x240. Straightwalls! Choose Color! FREE Freight! Local Ofce: Punta Gorda! Call Now For Quote! 1-800-237-9620, ext. 941. 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. 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. 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. 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Curves of Madison today announces it is now offering Curves Workouts with Jillian Michaels, cutting-edge total body workouts that feature the Curves Circuit strength training machines in conjunction with functional bodyweight-based exercises that ramp up metabolism and transform physique. Jillian Michaels is best known as America's health and wellness expert. The workouts boost intensity, build strength, burn fat and prevent plateaus. The new Curves Workouts with Jillian Michaels are designed for women at every tness level and include simple modications for each movement. Metabolic conditioning exercises will be done in between each strength machine within the Curves Circuit, all within a 30-minute class. The Curves Workouts with Jillian Michaels will be showcased on a large screen TV, set to upbeat music, within each Club and a Curves Coach who has been trained to deliver the moves will be present in every Circuit to ensure safety and effectiveness. Class times for the Curves Workouts with Jillian Michaels will vary by location and the workouts will be refreshed frequently with new functional moves introduced each month throughout 2014. "I am so thrilled to be partnered with Curves to provide women with the tools necessary to take control of their health," said Jillian Michaels, America's health and wellness expert. "Curves is everywhere so now my program is accessible, effective and affordable. The workouts I've developed with Curves incorporate the most innovative, state-of-the-art tness techniques to build lean muscle, ramp up metabolism and kick start weight loss. Combined with the power of the Curves Circuit with a trained Coach, women will get the results they want." "We are excited to offer our members these new cutting-edge workouts. By amplifying our Curves Circuit with Jillian's innovative workouts, along with a trained Coach for everyone, we are very condent our members will get off to a healthy start in 2014," said the Curves of Madison owner. "We invite women in Madison to come by for a free consultation and to learn more about this innovative program to kick start weight loss." Curves Workouts with Jillian Michaels are available at participating Curves Clubs. Also available at participating Curves Clubs is Curves Complete. With Curves Complete, women have a fully integrated, personalized weight loss and weight management solution that includes the Curves Fitness program (30 minute Circuit with a Coach), a customizable meal plan and one-onone coaching and support. You can contact a staff member at Curves of Madison at 850-973-4700 or 97XF92A3@curvesmail.c om or visit the club at 249 SW Range Ave., Ste. A. For more information about Curves, please visit About Curves International, Inc. Curves International, Inc. is the largest chain of tness centers for women in the world and is famous for its 30minute Circuit with a Coach that works every major muscle group with strength training, cardio and stretching. The new Curves Workouts with Jillian Michaels offer cutting-edge total body workouts that feature the Curves strength training machines in conjunction with functional bodyweight-based exercises that ramp up metabolism and transform physique. With Curves Complete, women have a fully integrated, personalized weight loss and weight management solution that includes the Curves tness program, a customizable meal plan and one-on-one coaching and support. Backed by extensive research, Curves Complete has been shown to reduce fat, increase lean muscle, boost metabolism and help dieters lose weight and maintain weight loss. Each Curves Complete Coach has completed a certication program developed in conjunction with Cleveland Clinic, one of the most respected hospitals in the country. Curves is committed to providing women with the tools necessary to empower them to live more fullling lives. For more information please visit About Empowered Media Empowered Media, LLC operates the Jillian Michaels wellness brand. Co-founded by Jillian Michaels and her business partner, Giancarlo Chersich, the company operates as life architects whose sole mission is to inspire individuals to empower themselves to seek healthier, active lives. The products marketed are part of the total life solution platform created by the Jillian Michaels philosophy. America's premier health and wellness coach, Michaels is a New York Times best-selling author, entrepreneur and popular television personality. Michaels is also a passionate advocate, ghting to invoke important changes in all aspects of health and wellness. 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I understand I am a pastor and I am required to study but I am thinking if I can understand it anybody can. We are sitting in our homes, standing in our grocery stores, busy on our phones and social networks whining about the condition of this country. Some say its the Democrats, some say its the Republicans, conservatives, liberals, others say no its the blacks, but others say its the whites. Some even say it's the evil in this world, and that includes the politicians! Well I am not in either of those camps; its the CHURCHS fault! Thats right. We sit up in our fancy little churches, proud that we checked our weekly list; I went to church, gave a token and checked my box! Really, is that why Jesus died on a Cross in such an inhumane way, so we could just pray a prayer and have some insurance? So we could sit up in our cool plush churches making a few donations and continue with our sinful lifestyles? Really, is that what we think Christianity is? James said, But be doers of the word and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. James 1:22. We think we can spend the rest of our lives talking about what others do and never have any expectations for ourselves. Jesus said in Matthew 22:37-40: You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And the second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets. If you love to hunt, that means you usually will go hunting. If you love your wife, you will invest time and effort in her. If you 2B Madison County Carrier Wednesday, January 15, 2014 Path of Faith T h e P u l p i t By Timmy Dyke, Pastor, Pine Grove Baptist Church Why Are God's People Confused? love your children, you will invest time in them. Why do we think the extent of loving God is going to sit on a cushioned pew in a well lit, cool building, for an hour or so? Thats not Christianity; that is satisfying your own desires. Christianity is about having ongoing relationship with Jesus Christ. That means there are things that we do as a result of our love for Him, not for ourselves but others. You see, Jesus humbled Himself to a point of coming to earth in form of a man, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant. Philippians 2:7. Jesus came to this earth to serve and not to be served but we are too stuck on ourselves to see the needs of others, but we whine about the problems as if we have no clue, as if we are confused. I aint confused. Ive read THE BIBLE! Paul said in Philippians 2:2, complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. Yes, I said its the churchs fault and it starts here. There is only one true God, with one Holy Spirit, and know that this is true-we should all understand there is only one true goalshare the LOVE OF JESUS WITH A LOST AND DYING WORLD! Just one but we cant agree upon that. Most pastors are full of pride and the church members follow the leader in most cases. We are so caught up in what we have and ourselves. The truth is God desires to bless us abundantly but we refuse to humble ourselves to see the need to repent because its always somebody elses problem or fault! We cannot agree on a way in which to share the love of Jesus, usually because somebody else will get the credit or the main issue is we dont have the love of Jesus to share! We are pretending that every Cont. On Page 3B


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By Benjie Dyal Scriptural Reading for this article is Galatians 1:6-12 It doesnt take a biblical scholar to figure out that we are in a spiritual chaotic time in the world. We live in a society where there are claims for various ways to Heaven and arguments whether sinful lifestyles that were once forbidden in the world of Christianity should now be accepted in the Christian community or not. We, as Christians, are not the ones who decide what sinful acts are; it is the Word of God that points out these sinful acts that should not be an acceptable lifestyle. The Word of God states, For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; and they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables (2 Timothy 4:3-4). Yes! We are to love the sinner, but we are to despise the sin. It is our duty to present the Truth to the world. It is truth that sets free the bondage of sin for Jesus states, the truth shall make you free (John 8:32). We are instructed to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ, if not we will be accursed (Galatians 1:8). Because we live and serve in a time Paul spoke of (2 Timothy 4:3-4), there are people who want preachers and teachers to preach contrary to the Word of God so that their sinful lifestyles may be accepted and they may continue to live blind to the truth. However, the ones who give into the pressure of society and preach (teach) another gospel except that which has been given does not make sinful acts right and sinful lifestyles correct. Sin is still sin according to the Bible no matter what one may desire to believe. If we really want to see the world change we must be steadfast in the doctrine of Gods Word and proclaim the Word correctly (not watering it down) with love, grace, mercy, passion and authority. It is the Word of God that will change a society, not us. We have the truth that sets free and we need to proclaim no other message but that which has been given to us. We need to be encouraged to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ being a yes person to God, not a yes person to man (society). We are to present that message with the best of our ability. However, we can only be encouraged to be steadfast and preach (teach) the truth when we are Gods yes person. The key is verse 10 in the first chapter of Galatians, For do I now persuade men, or God? Or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ. The first thing is to weigh the question for ourselves, do I? To answer the question honestly is to understand the terms persuade and please as used in this portion of Scripture. The term persuade signifies to win over and/or to bring about a change. The term please signifies to be pleasing to and/or to be acceptable to. The first part of the question is do I persuade men or God? We need to understand that it is not God that needs changing but people. Path of Faith 6B Madison County Carrier Wednesday, January 15, 2014 Am I A Yes Person To God Or Man? Cont. On Page 7B


Madison County Carrier Wednesday, January 15, 2014 7B Path of Faith We need not try to persuade God to change, but man. The Gospel is established, it will never change, therefore, we need not try to change Gods mind, but the mind of man. It is mankind that needs a change of mind and heart because of having a sinful mindset. We are to have the mind of Christ (Philippians 2:5). The Scripture teaches what is right and what is wrong, we need to only present what the Gospel states, not twisting or watering-down the Gospel to please man, persuading mankind to accept the truth the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The second part of the question is, do I seek to please men? We must remember that the world (sinful society) will never love, accept, or be pleased with us as being a people of God and teachers of His Word. We must not twist nor water-down the Gospel by seeking to please men having itching ears (remember what 2 Timothy 4:3-4 states). We must present the Gospel in true form, teaching the truth without apology because only the Word of God alone is what will change the heart of mankind. Dr. Warren Wiersbe states, The servant of God is constantly tempted to compromise in order to attract and please men. There are two things we must never forget: if we preach any other gospel than that we have received, we will be accursed (Galatians 1:8 dedicated to destruction); and, too, if we please men, we should not be the servant of Christ (Galatians 1:10). We should never expect the world to accept us for the world is blind to the Truth. We must, however, expect God to have us to preach (teach) no other Gospel except that which has been given to us. We have not received the ministry from man (1 Timothy 1:12) nor have we received the message from man (Galatians 1:12), but have received both from God, therefore, we should only seek to please God, persuading mankind to accept Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord of their lives. The answer to the title question, Am I a yes person to God or man? needs to be answered for ourselves. We must ask ourselves, Do we persuade men or God? and Do we seek to please men? What does the Scripture tell us who we are in either pleasing men or God? And the question remaining to be answered honestly to ourselves is which am I, am I a yes person to man or to God? A good statement to be able to make is I am a yes person to God, therefore, I cannot be a yes person to man. May you be encouraged and inspired to be a yes person to God, being established firmly on the doctrine of truth, seeking to please God alone! I pray and hope this article has been a blessing and encouragement to you as you seek to please God in all you do. Benjie Dyal is pastor of New Home Baptist Church in Madison and can be reached at (850) 9734965 or Am I A Yes Person To God Or Man? Cont. From Page 6B


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