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Dear Editor: I have personally been affiliated with Florida 4-H since I was ten years old and, like many of you, camped at Cherry Lake nearly every summer, from grammar school through high school. Cherry Lake is a very special place! When I was employed at North Florida Community College, I served on the Madison County 4-H Advisory Council for eight years, often judging the Tropicana 4-H Speaking Contests. In 2002, the Henry Davis Scholarship, in honor of Taylor County’s long-serving Agricultural Extension Agent, was established to assist in funding…

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Madison County schools celebrate Arbor Day

Country artist Trace Adkins sings a song titled “Just Fishin.” In the song there’s a little girl and her father sitting on the bank of the river with lines in the water, and she thinks they are just fishing. However, the daddy knows the real truth is there is so much more going on. Stuff like relationship building, memory making and maybe even a little environmental education. We could change the title of that song to “Just 4-H-ing” because there is so much more than just being in a 4-H…

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Betty J. Ford

Betty Jean Young Ford, 75, of Owens Creek, Ala. and, formerly, of Greenville, Fla., passed away in Huntsville, Ala. on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., on  Saturday, Jan. 26, at New Mt. Zion M.B. Church, with burial in the Church Cemetery.  Viewing and visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 25, at Mt. Pleasant Holiness Church, in Greenville. Tillman Funeral Home, of Monticello, (850) 997-5553, is serving the family. Survivors include her children: Jeannette Ford, Jacqueline (Eugene)…

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Madison County celebrates Martin Luther King Jr.

John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc. Since his involvement as leader within the civil rights movement beginning in 1954, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. has been recognized nationally and worldwide for his effort to bring equality, hope and love to all. His speech, entitled “I have a dream,” called for civil and economic rights, as well as the end of racism in the United States. In his speech, he states “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be…

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