From the sunny side… Having fun

There are moments in our lives that things seem to mysteriously fall into place. Some may call it providence, some may call it serendipity; others still, may call it just pure dumb luck. I like to think there is some kind of “plan” to it all, although I would be the first to admit to not understanding all of it. However you see it, life just seems to “work out” the way it does, sometimes. Two years ago, I happened to be looking through that Facebook thing and I saw…

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Homework can be a family project

Now that school is back in session, homework is going to be a nightly ritual in many homes. Although children and parents often dread it, homework provides an important opportunity for children to practice what they have learned in school. At home, they can get more in-depth information, apply skills learned more broadly, obtain important learning and organizational skills, and learn how to work independently with self-discipline. Homework can also provide an opportunity for parents to get a sense of what their children are doing in school, how well they…

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Sarah Ruth Gibson Pafford

Sarah Ruth Gibson Pafford, age 88, passed away peacefully in her home on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018. A visitation will be held at Beggs Funeral Home in Monticello on Friday Aug. 17, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and the funeral service will be held on Saturday Aug. 18, at the First United Methodist Church of Monticello at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Madison, Fl. She was born in Madison on October 19, 1929, to Ruth and Theodore Gibson. She was part of Florida State…

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Vernon Albert Brown

Mr. Vernon Albert Brown, 72, passed away on Aug. 12, 2018, in Madison, Fl. He was born on Jan. 4, 1946, in Lebanon, Penn. to Vernon Albert Brown Sr. and Dorothy Brown Hadley (Haig). He was a member of Grace Independent Church in Lebanon, Penn. and attended Hanson United Methodist Church. He graduated from Lebanon High School in 1963 then attended Harrisburg Community College and University of Maryland. He then became employed by Winthrop Laboratories in Meyerstown, Penn. After moving to Florida, he worked with the County of Broward, first…

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