Childhood reflections with a touch of grace: My Super Bowl

My beloved cousins were always a great source of entertainment, even when we weren’t shooting each other with BB guns. Sometimes, just a game of football was all that was needed to while away a summer afternoon. In 1972, I was a 10-year-old football phenom, not because of my athletic ability, but because of my adoration of the undefeated Miami Dolphins. I knew most of the player’s names and I cheered loudly at every victory. To say I loved that team is a massive understatement. So I naturally fancied myself…

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Field to Hill: Local farmers take on Washington D.C.

Story Submitted Local members of the Madison County Farm Bureau visited with Florida’s Congressional delegation in Washington, D.C. from Tuesday, May 14 through Thursday, May 16, to discuss various federal policies that affect agricultural producers. They represented farm families throughout our community and our state. Their visit included a series of conversations on hurricane recovery in the Panhandle, water quality issues in South Florida, trade policy reform, the implementation of the Farm Bill and agricultural labor. Local farmers also met with officials at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. All sessions…

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Sports 

Cowboy commits to Eagles

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. Madison County High School (MCHS) Cowboy defensive back Chalon Howard will be going into the 2019 football season with at least one clear decision already made. Howard has verbally committed to continue his playing career with the Georgia Southern University Eagles, in Statesboro, Ga. Howard will not be the first Cowboy to decide to don the blue and white. Ironhead Gallon also played football for Georgia Southern before spending time during the pre-season with the Arizona Cardinals and the Philadelphia Eagles in the National Football…

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New Testament Christian School celebrates year’s end

Story Submitted: Nancy Taylor New Testament Christian School (NTCS) celebrated the end of the school year with two significant events: awards presentations and graduation. On Friday, May 31, faculty, parents and students gathered in honor of their accomplishments during the year. The evening began with awards for the six kindergarten students: Amunette Campbell, Caleb Fultz, Elijah Riegsecker, Elisha Riegsecker, Josiah Riegsecker and Corban Stancil. All of these students received certificates to honor them for their accomplishments. The first certificates presented were for successfully memorizing the pledges to the American Flag,…

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