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Abi Annett selected as Madison County’s Sunshine State Scholar

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. Each year, high school juniors from across the state are selected as Sunshine State Scholars. This year, Madison County High School (MCHS) student Abi Annett was selected to represent Madison County in this prestigious event. From Thursday, June 13, through Friday, June 14, Annett participated in events with other scholars; met with representatives from Florida’s colleges and universities; learned about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs of study and internship opportunities; and had the opportunity to meet and make new friends from around the…

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Learning As I Go: Something that will last

As a part of our summer kids program, Jeanne, our fearless leader, has been creating a mission-focused craft for the kids to complete and then deliver each week. This week, we had the privilege of taking flowers to some nursing home residents. These weren’t real flowers, but handcrafted ones made from pipe cleaners and fabric. As I was leaving, I jokingly told some of the residents, “Now, don’t forget to water your flowers!” Of course they smiled and giggled at the silly direction. Later, I began thinking about those precious…

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Akerman takes the reigns at JMPHS

Mickey Starling: Greene Publishing, Inc. As students return to classes at James Madison Preparatory High School (JMPHS) in the Fall, they will see a new face in the principal’s office. Madison native Mark Akerman is the new principal and he is excited about returning to his hometown after spending many years as a parochial school principal in Florida, North Carolina and Alabama.  Akerman has also held a number of teaching positions and his career in education began in Madison County, as a reading and math instructor for fifth through eighth…

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Jo Evelyn Guess Wesson

Jo Evelyn Guess Wesson, age 78, died Monday, June 17, 2019, at Big Bend Hospice. Funeral services were held Thursday, June 20, at Beggs Funeral Home, in Madison, Fla., with burial at Oak Ridge Cemetery. Visitation was Wednesday, June 19, from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m., at Beggs Funeral Home. She was born and raised in Madison County and moved away in 1958, returning to Madison in 1975. She loved sewing, cooking, puzzles, gardening and crocheting. She also loved to socialize. She loved her family, especially, her grandchildren and great-grandchildren….

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