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By Jacob BembryGreene Publishing, Inc. Apublic hearing will be held Monday, Jan. 27, at 8 a.m. to consider selling a building, which is referred to as the former Senior Citizens Building. Miki Richardson and Gina Sapp, nurse practitioners at Families First, approached the Madison County Commission asking them for the use of the building. They cited that their current location on SW Dade Street does not have the parking that they need for the ofce. Anyone wishing to address the county commissioners on the issue is asked to be at the meeting, which will be held in Room 207 at the Madison County Courthouse Annex. Wed. January 22, 2014VOL. 50 NO. 23 50 cents Index2 Sections, 20 Pages Local Weather Viewpoints 2A Editorials 3A Around Madison 6-8A Classieds 10A Legals 11A Path of Faith Section B Broncos Earn Championship!!The Broncos Boys basketball team had a tough start to the new year but ended strong to capture the Florida Star Conference Championship.The Broncos started January off at home with a rematch against Lake City Middle School. It was another tough battle that ended with a two-point loss, 36-38. Next, the Broncos traveled to Hamilton County; the game was close until the end when Hamilton pulled away 65-73. The Broncos then hosted acrosstown rival, Madison Academy. Neither team had a lead of more than three points until the Broncos pulled ahead with about three minutes remaining, making the nal score 35-24. The Broncos earned the right to host the Florida Star Conference Championship game on Thursday, Jan. 16, against Lake City Middle School. After two losses earlier in the season, both by two points, the Broncos came out ready to make this one count. At halftime the game was tied at 16-16 with both teams playing excellent defense. The Broncos took a ve-point lead at the end of the third quarter and never looked back, winning by a score of 43-36. Jay and Hawkins led the team with 11 points each, Mitchell added 10, Brooks six and Miller ve points. The nal record for the Broncos was 13-3 and 5-1 in conference play. Madison County Central School staff, students and coaches want to salute the hard work and accomplishments for the 2013-2014 season. Congratulations goes out to Travis Jay, Chalon Howard, Mike Gibson, Teryon Henderson, Devin Brinson, Vincenta Mitchell, Darryln Brooks, Zion Jones, Ken Hawkins, Dylan Cole, Darius Johnson, Keyshawn Johnson, James Miller, Kedrique Knowles-Manager, A.D. KinseyHead Coach and Matt Replogle-Assistant Coach.Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Rose Klein, January 16, 2014The MCCS Broncos are shown after the game with the Florida Star Conference Championship trophy. Babe Ruth League Baseball/Softball RegistrationThe 2014 Babe Ruth Baseball/Softball Registration dates are scheduled for Jan. 25 and Feb. 1 at the Madison County Courthouse. All interested participants should sign up on one of these dates between 9:30 a.m.-noon. Fees for the upcoming season have not changed and are set at $50 for the rst child and $45 for each additional sibling. A parent or guardian must complete and sign the player application and provide a copy of participants birth certicate. For information, throughout the upcoming season, like the league on Facebook at Madison County Babe Ruth Baseball and Softball. Food To Be Distributed At First UMC By Jacob BembryGreene Publishing, Inc. Food from Farm Share will be distributed at the First United Methodist Church of Madison on Thursday, Jan. 23. The church is located at 348 SW Rutledge Street in Madison. The food will be distributed until it runs out. For more information, please call Chad McCormick at (850) 4646190. Jimmy Fulford Killer Facing Execution On Feb. 26 By Lazaro AlemanGreene Publishing, Inc.The State of Florida has rescheduled the execution of Paul Augustus Howell, convicted of the 1992 killing of Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) trooper Jimmy Fulford, for Wednesday, Feb. 26. Gov. Rick Scott signed the new execution order on Friday, Jan. 17, following the lifting of the temporary stay of execution issued by the 11thDistrict Federal Court last January. The temporary stay stemmed from the courts decision to make a determination if the case warranted a final federal review, a right routinely and universally afforded prison inmates but denied Howell because one of his former attorneys had missed a filing deadline for a crucial piece of paperwork. The state initially had scheduled Howell for execution by lethal injection on Feb. 26 of last year. In January 1995, a jury convicted Howell of first-degree murder and the presiding judge sentenced him to death, nearly three years after a pipe bomb killed Fulford while on a routine patrol. On Feb. 1, 1992, Fulford clocked a vehicle doing 85 miles per hour on I-10 and had the driver pull over at the Aucilla exit ramp. Discovering that the driver did not possess a valid drivers license and that the vehicle was rented to Howell in South Florida, Fulford took the driver and passenger into custody and had them transported to the Jefferson County jail. Following the two mens departure, Fulford had the dispatcher call Howell, who told the dispatcher that he had given the driver permission to drive the vehicle but had not to take it north. Howell told the dispatcher nothing about the vehicles contents nor did he given any kind of warning. Fulford, meanwhile, decided to inventory the vehicles contents while waiting for the tow truck to arrive and impound the vehicle. Unbeknownst to him, one of the packages in the trunk was a gift-wrapped microwave oven rigged with a pipe bomb that was intended to silence a woman in Marianna. The woman was a witness who was scheduled to testify for the prosecution about a South Florida drugrelated murder linked to Howell and his brother, Patrick. When Fulford opened the microwave, the explosion killed him instantly. The ensuing investigation uncovered a major multi-state drug ring known as the Jamaican Posse. The investigation resulted in the conviction of 28 people on federal drug charges, including the two Howell brothers. Jimmy Fulford Paul Augustus Howell Public Hearing To Be Held On Old Senior Citizens BuildingMan Leads Deputies, MCI K9 Unit On 19-Hour ManhuntMadison County Sheriff Ben Stewart reports that Lonnie Yates Hagan led Sheriffs deputies and the Madison Correctional Institution K9 Unit on a vehicle and foot pursuit for nearly 19 hours before being taken into custody. Hagan, a convicted felon released from prison back in Nov. 2012 and recently arrested on drug charges in Madison was currently out on bond. Hagan committed numerous felony acts during the pursuit as he eluded apprehension. The details of Hagans pursuit and apprehension are as follows: On Saturday, Jan. 18, at 10:15 p.m., deputies of the Madison County Sheriffs Ofce responded to a complaint of a suspicious vehicle parked on See Manhunt On Page 3A Lonnie Hagan S e c t i o n B M a d i s o n C o u n t y C a r r i e r J a n u a r y 2 2 2 0 1 4 Path Of Faith Inside!


Alot has been written about the movie Lone Survivor that is currently number one at the box office. I havent seen the movie or read the book yet. If I do see the movie, Ill do that first before reading Marcus Luttrells best seller account of Operation Red Wings, the 2005 Afghanistan mission to search and destroy a high-value Taliban target. Generally, I find that if I see the movie first before reading the book, Ill enjoy both of them more since the book always has more detailed information than a movie director can fit into a two-hour window. While some have been critical of the movie, most reviews I have read are very positive. They tend to highlight the realism of the movie in depicting a SEAL Team mission in the brutal mountain war of Afghanistan. Ive watched Marcus Luttrell, the lone survivor of the four member team, in several interviews. Hes no longer on active duty, having completed eight years of service in the Navy. When asked what he missed most from his military service, Luttrell talks about the bond that he felt with his servicemen, and most especially, members of the SEAL (Sea, Air, Land) community. I think I understand something about this bond from my own experience. Let me describe it to you. When going through intensive training like the SEALs, the sailors face incredible adversity. The training is long and brutal and as a result, the wash-out rate is high. Only one in four who begin SEAL training complete the course and are awarded the coveted Trident badge. Officers and sailors complete the same course side-byside. The reason for this difficult training is because of the intensely dangerous and demanding missions that SEALs undertake when theyre assigned to an operational team. A good example of this was the assassination mission against Osama bin Laden. The SEAL candidates learn early in training that they must rely on each other to survive, both during training and in combat. During that process, they develop a deep and lasting bond for their fellow SEALs that is literally unshakeable. No man will be left behind. Everyone is willing to lay down their life for their teammate. In the words of the Alexander Dumas Musketeers, one for all and all for one. I never went through any training as physically and mentally taxing as the SEALs. The closest I can approximate is my experience as a cadet in the late 1960s. During my first year (196667) and especially the first summer, I was pushed to my limit by the upperclassmen who trained my incoming class. It was incredibly hard and demanding. We were told that individually, we would fail. The only way we could succeed was as a class, depending on each other for mutual support. I accomplished things that I couldnt imagine doing before. During that process, I became very close to my classmates. We began with 1035 and finished four years later with 745, still one of the highest graduation rates of any class in the six-decade history of the Air Force Academy. When I am reunited with my classmates, decades later, the bonds that tied us together nearly a half century ago are still there, still unshakeable. It is a joy to see them and recall when we were young and endured so much together. I think this is what Marcus Luttrell is referring to and what he misses most about his military service the camaraderie of service with his fellow SEALs. The concept of an unshakeable Band of Brothers was captured by the late historian Stephen Ambrose in his best-seller by the same name where he recounts the exploits of Easy Company, part of the famed Screaming Eagles 506thParachute Regiment during World War II. But Ambrose borrowed the phrase from a much earlier author by the name of Shakespeare. From Henry V, here is an excerpt from the Saint Crispin speech before the Battle of Agincourt: From this day to the ending of the world, but we in it shall be remembered We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; for he today who sheds his blood with me shall forever be my brother.Tuesday, January 21, marked the 19th birthday of my daughter, Brooke. Brooke hasnt changed much through the years. Her personality has remained true in the last 19 years. She is tender hearted, but will tough out any situation and will remain strong to the end; she loves animals; loves the outdoors; loves sports; loves to talk, constantly; her outgoing personality gives her the ability to make friends with anyone; and her love for life, in general, makes her a joy to be around, but, most of all, I am so proud of her Christian ethics and her moral values. She is truly beautiful on the inside as well as the outside. Happy Birthday, Brooke. I love you and am so very proud of you! I am so glad that God gave you to me! Wednesday, January 22, 2014 2A Madison County CarrierVIEWPOINTS& OPINIONS National SecurityJoe Boyles Guest Columnist Ilove cold weather, which seems a little odd to me because that has not always been the case. Maybe its growing older and learning to appreciate the seasons of life, whatever they are, or maybe its just my shifting hormones. Whatever the reason, Im glad Im far enough North in the sunshine state to have the drops in temperature for a few short months. The morning walks I take with my dogs, Im especially fond of when its cold. I dress in my warmest clothes and were off into the woods. The chill in the air and frost on the grass makes for a brisk walk and creates visible steam as we exhale. The northern breeds with their heavier fur coats, which moved further south with me, become friskier. There are clearings in the pine trees that allow the sun to shine through and we stop so I can turn my face towards the warmth. The coldness of winter helps me to appreciate the sun. There are times during the cold weather that I dont have so much stamina in the cold and I become, and stay, chilled. These are the times that, instead of marching out into the day, I hibernate because the only way I can feel warmth is to remain inside and bundle up with blankets and eece socks and pajamas. Even on these days, I appreciate the cold because it allows me to do things I normally would not stop and take the time to do, such as curl up with a book while splurging on an extra cup of coffee, or even better, a cup of hot chocolate. Life is like that; sometimes you can lead an army (even if it is an army of dogs) into the woods, prepared for adversity and whatever comes across your path and then there are days that you have to retreat, crawl into your cave and regenerate yourself. I used to hate those caveman days and would wonder why I wasnt strong enough to always be a warrior, but now I understand that even a warrior needs rest. Sometimes Im in the cave for only a moment, sometimes I stay there for a week or more, and every once in a while, a visitor stumbles in who helps me to nd my way back out. Good friends are like that; they bring you out, squinting into the light, so that you can once again be a warrior and face the sun. If youre an occasional cave dweller, Im giving you my hot chocolate recipe to help you recharge your batteries. I will confess I sometimes have this even when Im in warrior mode, but not often. Its very easy to make, and a decadent departure from traditional hot cocoa that most people enjoy with marshmallows, but no matter when you indulge in it, be sure to serve it in your smallest cups, because it is extremely rich. Caveman Hot Chocolate 1 cup half and half 3 oz. chocolate, nely chopped* Whipped cream to serve In a small saucepan, heat half and half over medium heat until steaming; add chocolate and whisk constantly until chocolate is melted. Continue heating until hot, but not boiling, stirring constantly. Pour hot chocolate into a cup and top with sweetened whipped cream. I love dark chocolate and have used up to 80 percent dark, but semi-sweet is good too. It just depends on how sweet or dark you like your chocolate. And if you nd its too rich, feel free to use milk instead of the half and half. From Caveman To Warrior With A Cup Of Chocolate Rose Klein Columnist Searching For Ambrosia Emerald's Gem BoxHappy 19thBirthday, Brooke!!Emerald Greene PublisherBand Of Brothers BAILEY MONUMENT CO 740252 Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Rose Klein, January 19, 2014Hot chocolate that helps a caveman conquer the day! Grapes JubileeChilean grapes, available all winter, are the perfect stand-in for fresh summer cherries in this classic dessert. 1/3 cup sugar 1 3/4 teaspoons cornstarch 1 cup cold water 3 cups seedless red grapes (about 1pound Grated rind of 1 orange 1 tablespoon kirsch, brandy or orange juice 2 cups vanilla ice cream 1. Combine sugar and cornstarch in a medium saucepan. Stir in water. Cook over mediumhigh heat, stirring often, until mixture comes to a full boil. 2. Add grapes and boil briskly 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add orange rind and kirsch and boil 1 minute. 3. Scoop ice cream into individual serving dishes and spoon grapes and sauce over tops. Serves four. Per serving: 300 calories, 7g fat, 30mg chol., 3g prot., 56g carb., 2g ber, 60mg sodium Recipe by Jean Kressy

PAGE 3 Wednesday, January 22, 2014 Madison County Carrier 3A EDITORIALSBy State Representative Halsey Beshears State Representative Halsey Beshears (R-Monticello) has filed HB 611, an act relating to Rural Areas of Opportunity. The bill renames the former Rural Areas of Critical Economic Concern (RACEC) to reflect a more current representation of the collaborative efforts to focus on the economic opportunities and potential in our rural counties. In addition, the bill includes revisions for rural infrastructure awards and qualifications to be more competitive with other states and allows for the development of designated targeted industries for rural counties beginning in 2014 that would be specific to the region. As Floridas economy continues to improve and the state invests millions of dollars into economic development activity, rural Florida needs to be a part of the discussion and have the ability to capitalize on business growth and recruitment. A key component in HB 611 is that any county in a RACEC region will automatically be designated an Enterprise Zone. Floridas Enterprise Zone program was created to encourage capital investment and job creation in distressed areas through tax credits and refunds. They are specific geographic area targeted for economic revitalization. Of the $16,299,681 state dollars awarded to businesses located in Enterprise Zones, only $2.3 million of those dollars were awarded in Floridas thirty-two rural counties. In 2012, the state conducted a study to assess what economic development activities could be formulated to enhance business development in rural Florida. Among the many proposals included in the report was a clear recommendation to expand the Enterprise Zone program in rural Florida. Rep. Beshears stated, As part of the rural economic development legislation I have filed for the 2014 Session, a number of revisions to the rural Enterprise Zone program are included to boost rural counties ability to recruit businesses into these zones. Rather than limiting the scope of these zones, we need to expand and designate the entire rural county as an Enterprise Zone. By eliminating limits on where a business can locate, we will create true incentives to grow businesses in our rural regions. As our rural counties continue to face difficult challenges in their efforts to improve their economies, it is imperative that we remain proactive in our efforts to compete with urban areas and gain parity for our rural counties in opportunities for growth and progression. The modifications in this legislation will help level the playing field to ensure rural Florida has a fighting chance to attract jobs. Legislative Delegation To Hold Public HearingThe Madison County Legislative Delegation will be holding a public hearing in Madison, on Monday, Feb. 24, at 5:30 p.m. The hearing will be held in the County Courthouse Annex, 229 SW Pinckney St., Suite 107, Madison. All residents and elected ofcials are invited to attend. This hearing will allow all citizens the opportunity to meet their legislators, discuss concerns, ask questions and offer comments for upcoming 2014 Legislative Session. House District 7 Would Benefit From Enterprise Zones


Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Rose Klein, January 17, 2014Friends of Jacob Bembry helped raise money for him to have his transmission repaired by selling chicken and rice plates prepare d by Dan Buchanan. At the fundraiser, they were able to raise $1262.00 with the purchase of plates and donations and donations are still coming in. Bembry, who cares for an elderly father and two disabled siblings, said he is overwhelmed by the love, care and generosity of everyone. To donate to the cause, you can make a deposit to the Jacob Bembry benet fund at Madison County Community Bank. Some of the friends who were there are shown helping, left to right are Benjie Dyal, Dan Buchanan, Tim Blanton, Patsy Hardee, Jimmy Dixon, John Hudson (who was purchasing plates) and Hilda Dixon. Among those not pictured helping were Jimmy Chamblin and Tonja Blanton. Wednesday, January 22, 2014 4A Madison County CarrierAROUNDMADISONCOUNTY World NewsBy Rose Klein Farmer Spikes Grain With Vodka To Catch Bull In Kallmunz, Germany, a farmer caught an escaped bull, which had been on the loose for over six months, by using grain that was spiked with vodka. The Farmer, Werner Dechant, said the bull escaped from another farm over the summer but had recently started hanging out around his farm. Attempts to rope the bull failed, so Dechant decided to spike some grain with a bottle of vodka to slow him down. He said the rst attempt didnt work because the alcohol didnt seem to be strong enough, so after a few days, he tried again, using two bottles. This time the alcohol slowed the bull enough for Dechant to get the rope around his neck and lead it into a barn. Dechant returned the bull to the owner. Parrot Sings And Gets Owner Arrested In Mexico City, an owner of a pet parrot was betrayed when the bird told police the owner was drunk. Guillermo Reyes, 49, was pulled over at a routine checkpoint when police ofcers heard a voice in the car repeating, hes drunk, hes drunk, in Spanish. When police looked in the vehicle they discovered the parrot and ordered Reyes to do a sobriety test. After failing the test, Reyes was arrested on a drunken driving charge. The parrot was ordered to be taken by Animal Surveillance Brigade ofcers but Reyes told the ofcers the bird was with him at all times and if separated, the parrot would suffer stress. The ofcers allowed the parrot to accompany Reyes to jail. Elderly Man Attacks Customer With Shopping Cart In Charlotte County, a 77-year-old man was arrested at Wal-Mart for allegedly attacking another elderly man with a shopping cart following an argument about express lane items. John Malherbe was loading his items onto a check out belt at a 20-item express lane when William Golladay began counting Malherbes items. When Golladay counted 22 items he began yelling and tried to ram Malherbes electric scooter with his cart, painfully striking Malherbes elbow in the process. He kept screaming about too many groceries and Im like, what? Malherbe said. Galladay began gesturing with both sts at Malherbe, when an offduty police ofcer restrained him. Galladay was forced to leave his three items and was taken to the county jail on charges of battering an elderly person. 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) private property. Upon arrival, ofcers attempted to make contact with the driver of a black Navigator that was parked on private property. As the ofcer approached the vehicle, he identied the driver as the registered owner of the Black Navigator, Lonnie Hagan. Ofcers further observed Hagan standing outside the car with no shirt or pants on. As ofcers approached Hagan he abruptly entered the car and ed on US 221 in a Northerly direction. Ofcers engaged in pursuit of Hagan until he quickly drove behind a residence located at 2771 NW US 221 and ed on foot into a heavy wooded swamp area. Ofcers with the Sheriffs Ofce searched the area for Hagan to no avail and had the Navigator towed. Soon after clearing the scene, ofcers responded back to the area concerning a complaint that Hagan was going to different residences in the area attempting to get a blanket. Ofcers immediately returned to the area and requested assistance from the Madison Correctional Institution K9 Unit to assist with tracking Hagan. Hagan was tracked for several hours through the swamp area of waist deep water but continued to elude ofcers. On Sunday morning, Jan. 19, at approximately 8:13 a.m., ofcers responded to a complaint of Hagan being seen eeing from a residence located at 2883 NW US 221. Ofcers again immediately responded and identied a burglary and theft that Hagan had committed. The Madison Correctional Institution K9 Unit was requested a second time to assist with tracking Hagan and again tracked Hagan for several hours through the swamp area of waist deep water and again Hagan continued to elude the ofcers. It was further learned that Hagan had armed himself during the burglary with a loaded .410 Judge pistol and extra ammunition. Finally on Sunday afternoon at 4:30 p.m., ofcers stationed in the area responded to a burglary complaint at 2463 NW US 221 and Hagan was again identied and victims provided an exact direction of travel into the swamp that Hagan had ed to when confronted. It was further reported by the victim that Hagan had taken a 38 caliber pistol during this burglary now indicating that Hagan was in possession of two rearms. The Madison Correctional Institution Canine Unit and the Taylor County Correctional canine unit were requested to respond to assist with tracking Hagan. Hagan was tracked for several hours through the swamp area of waist deep water and was located submerged under the swamp water and taken into custody without further incident. Hagan still possessed the loaded .38 caliber pistol on his person, which he had taken from one of the burglaries Hagan was rst taken to the Madison County Memorial Hospital to be treated for hypothermia before being taken to the county jail where he is currently charged with the following: Lonnie Yates Hagan: 37, of Greenville, was arrested and charged with two counts of burglary while armed, possession of a rearm by a convicted felon, grand theft, two counts of theft, eeing, resisting arrest without violence and trespassing while armed. Manhunt Cont. From Page 1A Friends Of Jacob Bembry Hold Chicken And Rice Fundraiser For Him

PAGE 5 Wednesday, January 22, 2014 Madison County Carrier 5AAROUNDMADISONCOUNTY January 23 Food from Farm Share will be distributed at the First United Methodist Church of Madison on Thursday, Jan. 23. The church is located at Horry Street. 348 SW Rutledge Street in Madison. The food will be distributed until it runs out. For more information, please call Chad McCormick at (850) 4646190. January 26 The Lighthouse Childrens Home will be visiting Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Madison on January 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 February 14 Sheriff Ben Stewart cordially invites you to his Valentines Day Heart Ball, featuring dinner and fabulous entertainment to benefit the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches at 7 p.m. at the Pinetta Community Center, 401 Empress Tree Ave. in Pinetta. Menu: Steak or grilled chicken, baked potato, salad, bread, tea and dessert bar. There will be entertainment by the Madison County Sheriffs Office and semi-formal dress, with a photo shoot. Couples, $30; couples with two children, $45.00, singles, $15. For tickets and RSVP, contact Tammy at the Madison County Sheriffs Office, (850) 973-4151. February 26 Sunday Drive, featuring Jeff Treece will be in concert on Wednesday, Feb. 26, at 7 p.m. at Midway Church of God. Jeff Treece and his brother, Duck, have performed with their former band, the Jeff Treece Band, on the Grand Ole Opry. Join Sunday Drive for a night of comedy, as well as sharing the Word of God, at Midway Church of God, located at 2849 SE Midway Church Road in Lee. ObituariesCommunity CalendarWalteria Wooten Schnitker, of Madison, died January 15, 2014, two days short of her 86th birthday. She was born in Madison on January 17, 1928, to James Berner Wooten and Susan Caroline Beggs Wooten. Walteria was descended from numerous pioneer families of Brooks, Thomas, and Lowndes Counties in Georgia, and Madison County. She was a 1946 graduate of Madison High School and attended Stetson University. She was married to Claymore Boogie Schnitker in 1948, and had been married for 60 years at the time of his death. She was a member of the Garden Club, Womans Club, and Madison Country Club. She was also a member of Madison First Baptist Church for over 75 years. Walteria was an avid bridge and bingo player, but her rst love was her family. She is survived by her two sons, Clay Schnitker and wife Kay of Madison, and Mark Schnitker and wife Cil of Panama City Beach. She also leaves three grandchildren who dearly loved their Nanny: Jennie Schnitker of Jacksonville, Evan Schnitker of Atlanta, Ga., and Matthew Schnitker of Pensacola. Walteria was preceded in death by her husband Boogie, brothers Joe and Bink Wooten, and grandson Benjamin Schnitker. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 18, 2014 in Beggs Madison Chapel, with visitation from 10-11 before the service. Burial was in Oakridge Cemetery. In lieu of owers, donations may be made to the 1898 Sanctuary Fund of Madison First Baptist Church, PO Box 307, Madison, Florida, 32341. Beggs Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements 850-9732258.Walteria Wooten SchnitkerEunice Masterson Conley, age 70, died Thursday, January 16, 2014, in Madison. Funeral services will be 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at Beulah Baptist Church with burial at Beulah Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 6-8 p.m. at the Beggs Funeral Home. She was born in Hannah, Ind., and moved to Madison in 2000 coming from Union Mills, Ind. She was a restaurant manager and was a member of Beulah Baptist Church. She is survived by two daughters, Sherry Wilson and Kimberly Moffett; one brother, Gerald Masterson; four sisters: Phyllis Bradfield (Don), Pauline Spencer (Bob), Darlene Jones (Wayne) and Sharon Cline; three grandchildren: Heather Renee Flowers, Amanda Michelle Register and Jerry David Wilson, Jr.; and 13 great grandchildren. Her husband, Raymond Francis Conley, and one son, Gary Devon Conley, preceded her in death. Beggs Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements: 850-9732258. You may send your condolences to the family by visiting our website Masterson ConleyBetty Jean Foust, age 84, died Monday, January 20, 2014 at Lake Park of Madison. Graveside funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, January 23, 2014, at Oak Ridge Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. at Beggs Funeral Home. She was born in Miami and moved to Madison in 1982 coming from Miami. She was the manager of the Lee School cafeteria and a member of Faith Baptist Church. She is survived by two sons, Tom Foust of Greenville and Wayne Foust (Juanita) of Madison: one daughter, Ann Scherman (Jon) of Orlando; one sister: Doris Stout of Thomasville, Ga.; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Grace Foust. Beggs Funeral home is in charge of arrangements 850-9732258. You may send your condolences to the family by visiting our website Jean Foust TV Rafe Still Going...Drawing At Down Home DaysBy Lynette Norris Greene Publishing, Inc.The Kiwanis Club of Madison is still selling rafe tickets for the large at screen television, and now the drawing date is April 19, during the Down Home Days Celebration. If you purchased tickets for the Light Up Madison drawing, hang onto them because theyre still good. The only thing different is the drawing date, and the fact that you now have a chance to purchase additional tickets for additional chances to win. If you meant to buy a ticket but forgot earlier, now is your chance. The tickets are $5 each, available from any Kiwanis Club member. All proceeds go to the Kiwanis Clubs various charitable and community service projects, including scholarships. Buy a ticket or two, or even more, and support a worthy cause while having fun, wondering whos going to could be you!

PAGE 6 Wednesday, January 22, 2014 6A Madison County CarrierAROUNDMADISONCOUNTY Property Appraiser Speaks To 55 Plus ClubBy Lynette Norris Greene Publishing, Inc.Madison Property Appraiser Leigh Barfield visited the 55 Plus Club at their January meeting to talk about a fairly new property tax exemption that might benefit low-income seniors who have been longtime residentslongtime meaning that they have lived continuously on their property for 25 years or more, and that it has been their primary address. With the new year starting, now is the time to see if you qualify, she told the audience. The property appraisers officer was there to help, she added, a theme she would return to several times during her presentation, inviting those who needed information or who had questions to come by the office in the courthouse annex. With the new exemption now available, it was more important than ever for low-income, long-time residents to come in and see if they might be eligible. The new exemption, listed as Amendment 11 on the 2012 ballot, was approved by Florida voters, and subsequently enacted by the Florida legislature, authorizing counties and municipalities to offer an additional homestead exemption to low-income seniors who have maintained longterm residence on their property (25 years or more), whose property is valued at $250,000 or less, who are at least 65 years of age or older and whose household income falls below a certain amount defined by general law. Last year (2013), household income had to be $27,590 or less, as calculated by the Cost Price Index (CPI) for that year; household income for 2014 has not been established yet. The property appraisers office is still waiting for that number from the state. Because of this, senior homeowners must re-apply for this exemption each year; not only does the income requirement vary a little as the CPI fluctuates, but seniors incomes can also vary from year to year as well. Those seniors who qualified last year might not be eligible again this year, and vice versa. This is a different exemption from the standard long-term homestead exemption that everyone is already familiar with, which does not require the homeowner to re-apply each year; once a homeowner receives the well-known homestead exemption, he or she remains entitled to it until something changes regarding the primary residence. Other exemptions, like the new low-income senior/longterm residence exemption, are in addition to this. There are several other exemptions that seniors may be entitled to as well. Being a veteran or having certain disabilities may make them eligible for other exemptions, but they must go to the property appraisers office and fill out the proper forms to see if they meet the guidelines. Dont be afraid, said Barfield, a theme she returned to several times, urging those with questions to come on in and ask. Its your office...and if we dont know the answers, well find them. Then, there was the often-confusing way in which exemptions applied to the tax bill. Some applied to the first $25,000 of a residence, some to the second $25,000, and in many cases the tax bill from the school district was not affected by the exemptions, for the protection of the school system. Then, there was the Suwannee River Water Management District (SRWMD), charged with maintaining water quality for the region, protecting rivers and other sources of water for North Florida. Madison is one of several counties that recognize SRWMDs taxing authority. While going through the explanations of how the various exemptions overlapped, Barfield acknowledged that it could be confusing and again urged anyone with questions to come by the office. Well be glad to show you how its broken down, she said. Getting back to the new exemption, she told the audience that the property didnt have to have been the residents homestead for 25 years. You could have been living with Mom for 25 years and the house was left to you, she said. But you must have maintained your residence there for 25 years, and you must now have the current legal title to it...if you feel you might qualify, come on in. People who feel they might be eligible will need to bring some kind of proof of their adjusted gross income, to show that they indeed fall below the CPI income limit, as well as a deed or some other documentation verifying that this has been their residence for the last 25 years, or perhaps a homestead application dating back that long. Those seniors with computers might want to browse through the property appraisers userfriendly website, They can apply for some exemptions online and the application site is updated once a month. The property appraisers office also offers residents the option of paying their property taxes in quarterly installments, but homeowners must sign up for this option a year in advance. Those who sign up this year, 2014, will be allowed to make use of it for the year 2015. However, it is important to understand that the property appraisers office does not determine how much tax people pay. That is determined by municipalities, county governments, school districts, and other taxing authorities like the SRWMD. What the property appraiser does is determine the current fair value of any given piece of property and how much of that value is subject to taxation after any exemptions are applied. The office strives to help people understand their taxes, and uses feedback from the public to improve its services. As an example, last year several people felt that their TRIM (Truth In Millage) notices were not explained well enough, so this year, the office made some changes and added more information. However, the property appraisers office deals only with property taxes and related issues. For personal and/or family finance issues, and things like trusts, life estates, and so forth, people need to see an attorney who specializes in those areas. But those who have any questions regarding property taxes, how any changes made to their property can affect them, and whether or not they qualify for any of the available exemptions in addition to the homestead exemption, come on by the property appraisers office in the Courthouse Annex at 229 SW Pinckney Street, room 201, or call (850) 973-6133.Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Lynette Norris, January 8, 2014.55 Plus Clubs program chair Mack Primm and guest speaker, Madison County Property Appraiser Leigh Bareld pause a moment after the latters presentation on property taxes and some of the exemptions for which Madison County senior citizens might be eligible. The 55 Plus Club meets at noon, the second Wednesday of each month, at the United Methodist Cooperative Ministries Center, 135 SW Dill Ave. about ve miles north of town off Colin Kelly Highway. The 55 Plus Club is free to all seniors 55 and older. For more information on the 55 Plus Club, contact Deborah Brown at (850) 929-4938. For more information on property tax issues, contact the Property Appraisers Ofce at (850) 973-6133 or stop by the ofce in the Courthouse Annex, Room 201. It Pays To AdvertiseAnd theres no better place than the newspaper. Call one of our representatives today. Sam Smith or Sherry Swift can help you on the way to a great advertising plan. 555-12341400 N. Main St. And theres no better place than the newspaper. Call one of our representatives today. They can help you on the way to a great advertising plan. 973-4141(Fax) 973-4121P.O. Drawer 772 Madison, FL

PAGE 7 Wednesday, January 22, 2014 Madison County Carrier 7A JASON WRIGHT DAVID YOUNG BILL SACKETT & SHIRLEY BRADFORD AMBER & AMP MORRIS 888-304-2277 888-463-6831801 E. SCREVEN ST QUITMAN 4164 N. VALDOSTA RD. VALDOSTA CASS BURCH 843124ROSE & TAMATHA GASKINSMR. & MRS. TRAVIS LIGHTSEY MR. & MRS. RANDALL CARROLL JIM & KATHY SANDERSJOSH & CHELSEA HINTON HAMILTON CONNELL DEBBIE & WAYNE SHEFFIELD SALESMAN OF THE MONTH forQuitman ChevyNick Bedgood Quitman, GA We Stacked Em Deep & You Bought Em Cheap! ALL 2014 RAM 1500 ALL 2013 RAM 1500 CREW 2014 RAM 2500 4 DOOR 4X4 HEAVY DUTYQ140190 5.7L HEMI, Auto, Heated Leather Buckets, Remote Start, 20 Chrome Wheels, Rear Back-up Camera, NavigationMSRP $47,290 DISCOUNT -$7,292 2014 RAM 1500 LARAMIE 4 DOOR 2014 RAM 3500 DUALLY 4 DOOR HEAVY DUTYQ140313 Q140094 Q140075 6.7L Cummin Diesel, Rear Back-up Camera, Trailer Brake Control, 5th Wheel/Gooseneck Tow Group, Chrome GroupMSRP $48,205 DISCOUNT -$6,212 ALL 2014 RAM 1500 QUAD V130209 Q140040All prices plus tax, title & Lemon Law fee of $3 and reflect all applicable factory rebates. Vehicles may be located at either of our Quitman or Valdosta dealerships. All prices good through January 11, 2014 or until vehicle is sold, whichever comes first. Truck prices include $1000 rebate when financed with Chrysler Capital. Must present ad at time of purchase to receive all/any advertised price. 2013-2014 Motor Trend of the Year Back-to-Back First Time Ever per Motor Trend Magazine. SALESMAN OF THE MONTH forValdostaMatthew Nelson Valdosta, GA SALESMAN OF THE MONTH forQuitmanBrian Priest Quitman, GA DONALD ANDERSON


By Lynette Norris Greene Publishing, Inc.During the Christmas holidays, there are all those cute-kids-with-Santa pictures, and during the rush and hurry of celebrating and shopping and cooking and visiting and whatall, sometimes parents forget to go back and pick up their cutekids-with-Santa pictures. It happens. When Santa appeared in the Four Freedoms Park gazebo during the Dec. 7 Light Up Madison festival, lots of cute kids came and had their pictures taken with the Jolly Old Elf; and because the photography was sponsored, the resulting photographs were free of charge to the families. If your children had their photos taken with Santa in the gazebo during the Light Up Madison festival and you forgot to claim them later, dont worry. Theyre waiting for you at Lake Park of Madison. Rumor has it that not only this years photos, but also forgotten photos from the previous two years will be there as well. Lake Park of Madison is located at 259 SW Captain Brown Road, just off Highway 90, on the west side of Madison. Wednesday, January 22, 2014 8A Madison County CarrierAROUNDMADISONCOUNTY btnbtfrrtrrtrtrtnbtnfrbnbfnb tnfrrrrrnn Family Health Center Family Health Center &New hours: 9 a.m. 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Closed on Tuesdays. Walk-ins accepted Elvis Competition Will Be Jan. 24-25 At The Spirit Of The Suwannee Music ParkThis is a gathering of great Elvis Tribute Artists in one room...don't miss this event if you are an Elvis fan. Bring your friends, family and children and introduce them to the King of Rock N' Roll! The 8thAnnual Ill Remember You Elvis Tribute Artist Competition will be held at The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park (SOSMP) in Live Oak, Fla. Jan. 24-25. Ted Teddy MacElvis McMullen, one of America's best Elvis Triute Artists, will be the emcee for the weekend. Get your reserved tickets now by calling the SOSMP at 386-364-1683. What is an Elvis Tribute Artist? Its a talented, dedicated singer who dedicates their musical careers to portraying Elvis with great respect, always adhering to Elvis costume styles, personality, on stage actions and grace that brought him millions of fans and led to Elvis being named the King of Rock N Roll. Competition will be held in the SOSMPs Music Hall where the stage will be set Las Vegas Style with special effects. All contestants will perform in true to style Elvis costumes and accept roses from their fans during competition, just as Elvis did during his shows. Ladies, theres always a long line, so plan to be patient and be prepared to purchase your roses when you arrive. The winner will go to Memphis in August 2014 for the world championship. Elvis Tribute Artists from teenagers to much older will come from around the US to compete in this event that has grown to become one of the favorite events at the SOSMP. Do not wait to make reservations if you want to assure yourself of a table and special seating. There's still time for Elvis Tribute Artists to enter the contest now by contacting Marcie at, $50 entry fee for adults, no charge for children who compete in Youth category. Contestants will receive one ticket for a friend. Dates Thurs. Jan. 23, 2014 Regular karaoke with Ted Teddy MacElvis McMullen and audience in the Music Hall at 7 p.m./free admission. Fri. Jan. 24, 2014 Karaoke Party at 7 p.m in the Music Hall with Elvis contestants performing for the audience Admission $10 (adults or children)/pay at door. All food and drinks extra. Sat. Jan. 25, 2014 Competition begins at 1 p.m. in the Music Hall (contestants must be there at 11 a.m. for sound check and lineup). There will be a competition break in the late afternoon with final competition beginning at 6 p.m. General admission and reserved seating applies. Admission General admission $25 (Adults or children) all day. Tickets may be purchased at the door or by calling the SOSMP at 386-3641683. Reserved seating $40 for adults or children/all food and drinks extra. Reserved seating must be purchased before 10 a.m. Jan. 25, 2014 by calling the SOSMP at 386-3641683. If you are with a group, please purchase all tickets at the same time if you want to be seated together. All food and drinks extra. For more information about the show or reserved seating, contact Marcie at 904-966-2972. SOS Caf and Restaurant in the Music Hall will be open and ready to serve you delicious food during this event and the fullservice bar will be open. Doors to the Music Hall open at 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday for dinner, music begins at 7 p.m. Open all day Saturday including a breakfast buffet will be available. If you would like to make reservations for RV parking, cabins, primitive camping or camper parking for the weekend at the SOSMP, call 386-364-1683, email or go to m. The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park is located at 3076 95thDrive, Live Oak, Fla. 32060, 4.5 miles south of Interstate 75 and 4.5 miles north of Interstate 10 off US 129. Pick Up Your Santa Pictures At Lake Park Of MadisonQuestion Of The Week: If Your House Caught On Fire, With No People Or Pets Inside, And You Only Had Time To Grab One Thing, What Would It Be?Ricky Rogers-My fried chicken. Deena Hames-We actually did have a house that burned down in September. Not the one we live in, we used it mainly for storage, but we lost a lot of things. I thought I had lost my wedding pictures, and thats what I would grab. I found them later at one of my sons house. He had them because he was making a video for his wedding and they were in the same tub as the ones he wanted. Tinicha Jackson-My safe, because it has all my stuff in it. Lanika Walker-My photo album because if I lost those I wouldnt have any pictures of when I was a kid, my Mom, those are memories. Melanie Seago-My hard drive, it has all my pictures on it. Connie Walker-My gun because I wouldnt have a house anymore and my family would be living out of my car and Id have to protect them. Greene Publishing, Inc. Photos by Rose Klein, January 20, 2014

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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. 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PAGE 11 Wednesday, January 22, 2014 Madison County Carrier 11A All Legals are posted on line at and at L e g a l s NOTICE There will be a meeting of the Aucilla Area Solid Waste Administration on January 27, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. in the Board Room of the Aucilla Area Solid Waste Facility located at 1313 S.W. Greenville Hills Road Greenville, Florida. If you have any question please contact 850-948-4875.1/22 LEGAL NOTICE The Suwannee River Economic Council, Inc. Board of Directors will hold a meeting for the Executive Committee Members on Wednesday, February 5, 2014, 10:00 A.M. at Suwannee River Economic Council, Inc. Administration Ofce located at 1171 Nobles Ferry Road NW Live Oak, Florida.1/22 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 1/22, 1/29 1/22, 1/29


By Rose KleinGreene Publishing, Inc.Christine Blanton is experiencing more than her share of health issues. She is a breast cancer survivor with 33 radiation treatments behind her, she is recuperating from knee surgery, recovering from a fall that left her with broken ribs and has extreme pain in her back that is so painful, even standing long enough to make herself a sandwich is a challenge. Blanton, like most of us, wants to be in the comfort of her own home as she recuperates, but is unable to do it on her own. If the care and services needed are present for recovering individuals, they will not only be more comfortable at home, but have a better mind set and will actually heal faster. Vonne Ferguson has plenty of professional experience caring for people, as she has worked at both a hospital and nursing home, but its her personal experience that prompted her to start her new business, Helping Hands of Madison. Fergusons grandmother was one of those individuals who needed a little help in order to stay in her home and some assistance with personal care and having someone help with cleaning and shopping allowed her to do that. Helping Hands of Madisons slogan is, Where we bring the care to you, and thats exactly what Fergusons business offers. Hourly caregivers can help with any personal care that clients may need as well as handling post hospitalization care, meal preparation, shopping, running errands or just offering companionship. Also available is respite care for caregivers of family members. Ferguson says their in-home services are personalized for each client, so they get exactly the care they need and she also strives for clients to have the same caregiver with each visit to ensure they feel comfortable and safe. When speaking of her business of being a caregiver, Ferguson said, Its always been my passion and joy to take care of people. After Christine Blanton came home from the hospital, Vonne Ferguson was there to assist her in getting back on her feet; she assists Blanton with any daily activities that could impose a safety risk, does shopping with her and runs errands. Blanton says, If they want to send anyone other than Vonne, Ill just tell em forget itshes the only one I want. To find out more about Helping Hands of Madisons services, call Vonne Ferguson at (850) 253-5227 or email her at Wednesday, January 22, 2014 12A Madison County CarrierHEALTH Helping Hands Of Madison Brings Care Home To SeniorsGreene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Lynette Norris, January 15, 2014Vonne Ferguson, owner of Helping Hands of Madison, watches over and assists in Christine Blantons recovery. Savvy Senior: Tips And Tools To Help Seniors Regain Their FlexibilityDear Savvy Senior, Can you offer some good stretching tips and resources for seniors? Ive gotten so inflexible in recent years I can hardly bend over to tie my shoes anymore. Stiff Senior Dear Stiff,Of all possible ex ercises, stretching tends to be the most overlooked and neglected among seniors, yet nothing is more vital to keeping an aging body limber and injury free. Heres what you should know along with some tips and resources to help you regain some flexibility. As we age, our muscles naturally lose their elasticity if youre not active, which can make common day-to-day activities like reaching down to tie your shoes, or looking over your shoulder to back your car out of the driveway difficult. But the good news is, by incorporating some simple stretching exercises into your routine (at least three times a week) you can greatly improve your flexibility, as well as enhance your balance, posture and circulation, relieve pain and stress, and prevent injuries. In addition, stretching is also important as a warm-up and cool-down for more vigorous activities, and leg stretching is an excellent way to prevent nighttime leg cramps too. Stretching Basics Stretching exercises should focus on the muscles in your calves, front and back thighs, hips, lower and upper back, chest, shoulders and neck. If youve had hip or back surgery, you should talk to your doctor before doing lower-back flexibility exercises. If you dont have any experience with stretching, there are books like Stretching for Dummies and Stretching for 50+ that you can purchase at your local bookstore or that provides instructions and illustrations of proper techniques. There are also a number of DVDs and videos you can buy to guide you through a series of stretching exercises you can do at home. Collage Video (, 800819-7111) sells several at prices ranging between $10 and $20, as does and Also see a resource created by the National Institute on Aging that offers a free exercise DVD and booklet that provide illustrated examples of stretching exercises. You can order your free copies online or by calling 800-222-2225. While stretching, its very important to listen to your body. You want to stretch each muscle group to the point where the muscle feels tight. If it hurts, youve gone too far. Back off to the point where you dont feel any pain, then hold the stretch for 10 to 20 seconds. Relax, then repeat it three to five times, trying to stretch a little farther, but dont bounce. Bouncing greatly increases your chance of injury. Its also a good idea to warm up a little before you start stretching by walking in place and pumping your arms. And remember to breathe when you stretch. Also keep in mind that muscles that have not been stretched in a while take time to regain their flexibility. So be patient and go slow. Eastern Options Another popular way to improve your flexibility is through gentle yoga or chair yoga. In chair yoga you replace the yoga mat with a chair where most poses can be duplicated. This is much easier on tight, inflexible muscles. To get started, there are DVDs and videos that offer yoga instructions and routines for seniors that you can do at home. Some good resources for finding them are and or check with your local public library. Tai chi is another good exercise option for improving flexibility and balance. To learn it, its best to work with an instructor who can teach you the correct movements and breathing techniques. To locate a class in your area, call your local senior center, health club or wellness center or check your yellow pages. If nothings available, tai chi DVDs for seniors (see and ) is a good alternative.


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Throughout history, the use of language and speech has allowed humanity to accomplish great, if not, miraculous achievements. For example, in the Book of Genesis, Moses relates the history of our early ancestors who proposed to build a city and a tower that would reach into heaven. He begins his narrative by stating And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech. (Gen 11:1) The ability to communicate without language barriers permitted them to develop and implement a shared plan of action. In just two short verses, Moses offers a brief glance into their mindset. He wrote, And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn them thoroughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for mortar. 4 And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth. (Gen 11:3-4) These verses reveal their ambitious plans as well as their desires to implement them. In order to for them to fulfill these plans three things were needed: (1) It would require a clear vision and mission statement; (2) It would require unity and commitment; (3) It would require shared communal resources and responsibilities. One may speculate that in order to accomplish these missional directives everyone would need to be engaged and involved in the process. From their actions, it is reasonable to assume that they had developed the same mindset. Notice, no leader is mentioned, implying that they did not care who received the credit as long as the goal was met. This reminds me of the saying There is no limit to what can be accomplished if it doesnt matter who gets the credit. Secondly, from the text, it appears they logically concluded that by binding themselves together and combining mutual resources, it would be easier to achieve the desired results. Unity is a powerful thing because it: (1) Sustains in times of weakness (Ex 17:12); (2) Gives success in battle (Jg 20:11); (3) Inspires men to improve their living conditions (2Ki 6:1-3) and (4) Gives added power in prayer. (Mt 18:19) Much later in history, the Apostle Paul urged the Churches at Corinth, Rome, along with Euodias and Syntyche at Philippi to come together in the spirit of unity and be of the same mind. (1 Cor 1:10; Ro 12:16; Php 4:2) He did so to encourage them to communicate the same principles of faith, so that there would be no divisions among them. (1 Cor 1:10) It can also be noted that unity is the thread by which the believers hold together the body 2B Madison County Carrier Wednesday, January 22, 2014 Path of Faith T h e P u l p i t By Ralph Dillard, Church Of God Evangelist Using Language Effectively of Christ, which is the Church. (Col 1:24) Third, our early ancestors demonstrated the virtues of working together. No matter how clearly the vision is articulated or promoted, without the desire to work, it is meaningless. Work is profitable. (Pr 14:23) Work is good. (Eph 4:28) Work is commanded. (1Th 4:11; 2Th 3:12) However, it can be argued if a person works simply because of a commandment, it can lead to diminished joy, reduced work-ethic, and boredom. Most people work for personal gain. While personal gain normally follows hard work, there is a work with deferred rewards. Such is the work of every believer in the Kingdom of Christ. The believers full reward will not be realized until this earthly life is over. In the case of our early ancestors, they were working to build a name for themselves. (Gen 11:4) This is pride at its most arrogant and base level. It should be avoided at all cost. Yet, the basic principles remain; when a group of people develops a clear objective, come together in unity, and hard work nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do. (Gen 11:6b) Lastly, when the three principles listed above are embraced and practiced, it will get the attention of God. (Gen 11:5-9)


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Madison County Carrier Wednesday, January 22, 2014 5B Path of Faith Church Attendance Cont. From Page 4B Good News Clubs Help Spread The Word By Jacob Bembry Greene Publishing, Inc. Madison County children have a chance to hear the Good News by participating in Good News Clubs. Currently, there are two Good News clubs in the local schools. At the meetings, the leaders share the Good News of Christ through songs, prayer, fellowship and a Bible story each week throughout the school year. Attendance at the meeting is running over 50 each week. One Good News Club is at Madison County Central. The club meets at 2:45 p.m. each Tuesday afternoon. The other Good News Club is at Pinetta Elementary School. Everyone is encouraged to be a prayer warrior for the two clubs. Anyone who wishes to provide refreshments for either group may contact Good News Club Coordinator Carol Bynum at (850) 971-7246. Food To Be Distributed At First UMC By Jacob Bembry Greene Publishing, Inc. Food from Farm Share will be distributed at the First United Methodist Church of Madison on Thursday, Jan. 23. The church is located at 348 SW Rutledge Street in Madison. The food will be distributed until it runs out. For more information, please call Chad McCormick at (850) 4646190. states, And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple (KJV). When we are faithful in worship attendance, it is pleasing to God because we practice the teaching of His Word. We have the privilege to worship publicly, and our faithfulness will strengthen our witness and it is pleasing to God. Madison County has several great churches to attend. Let us not take for granted the freedom we have to worship publicly. Let us show God our appreciation, of such a freedom we have in America, by being counted present on Sundays in a place of worship. It will not only strengthen our witness and please God, but it will also be a blessing for us.


Path of Faith 6B Madison County Carrier Wednesday, January 22, 2014 Ark Singers To Perform At First Baptist Church By Jacob Bembry Greene Publishing, Inc. The First Baptist Church of Madison will welcome the Ark Singers from the Ukraine on Sunday, Feb. 9, during the evening service beginning at 6 p.m. Founded in 1972, the ARK Singers have worked hard as they go about the world witnessing and sharing their Christian faith. According to the groups website, ( m ); In 1972, a few young people from a small church in the city of Donetsk, Ukraine, decided to form a music band. They wanted to sing songs about their faith in Jesus Christ. This is how the group KOVCHEG (translated to Noah's Ark in English) came to life. At that time, Ukraine was part of the atheistic USSR. It was a difficult time for Christians to express their belief in God. Ministers were persecuted and some were imprisoned. Young people were not allowed to attend churches, not to mention sing and play in a Christian band. The group depends on offerings they receive to keep their ministry going, which includes not only the group, but also churches, as well as helping orphans and having a summer camp in the Ukraine. The concert will begin at 6 p.m. The First Baptist Church of Madison is located at 134 SW Meeting Avenue (across US 90 from Wells Fargo Bank) in Madison. Rev. Gabe Krell is the pastor. For more information, please call (850) 973-2547.


Madison County Carrier Wednesday, January 22, 2014 7B Path of Faith Question Of The Week Sharon Lee Dawkins Un-imaginary. Jesus said wed walk on streets of gold; there will be many mansions, joy, peace, happiness and most importantly, Jesus Himself. Just Beautiful! Greene Publishing, Inc. Photos by Rose Klein, January 15, 2014 Marilyn Hatleberg I want to think it looks quite beautiful. The Bible talks of golden streets and were all hoping were heading that way. Art Yacovone Ice cream and strawberries. Cindy Hawkins Peace, rainbows, flowers, green grass. Its beautiful you know, perfect! Diana Maurice Heaven is full of light. There is no darkness because Jesus is there and He is light. The colors are brilliant. I saw it in a dream. I was going down a river and on the banks of the river everything was in full bloom. All the flowers and the plants were radiant with color. I slid down the bank into the water and thats when I woke up and I felt like I saw a piece of Heaven. What Do You Think Heaven Looks Like?


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