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Emerald’s Gem Box: Support your hometown businesses

This Thursday we will gather around our tables, with our family and friends, and celebrate Thanksgiving. This time of year, it comes to the forefront of our minds to give thanks and to realize how blessed we truly are! Black Friday shopping has seemed to invade Thanksgiving, within the last few years. I remember many years ago I would wake up on Friday around 1 a.m. in order to head to the stores. Now, the stores are already having their sales by 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day! However, as bad…

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Senior Citizens Council Activity Calendar

John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc. The senior activity calendar is provided monthly by the Senior Citizens Council of Madison County. Transportation is provided Monday through Friday for recreational activities. For transportation reservations, call the center at (850) 973-4241, beginning at 8 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. Consumers have the option to call the center for reservations or designate a friend to inform the driver to pick them up. Activities begin at 10 a.m., depending on the activity or event scheduled for that particular day. Departure is at 1 p.m., except on…

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Community News 

Community Calendar

November 23 The Salvation Army is looking for volunteers to be bell ringers during this year’s holiday campaign. Bell ringers will be at Winn Dixie and Clover Farm Store on Fridays and Saturdays from Friday, Nov. 23 through Saturday, Dec. 22. They will be ringing the bells on Monday, Dec. 24. Anyone wishing to volunteer or needing more information should contact Lillie Graham at (850) 464-0313, Delores Jones at (850) 973-2823 or Amy Moore at (850) 973-7723. All funds raised will remain local and will be used to help needy…

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Robert “Bob” Wallace Blair, Jr.

  Mr. Robert “Bob” Wallace Blair, Jr., age 76, passed away Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, at his home in Lee, Fla. after an extended illness. He was surrounded by his loving family. Bob was born on Jan. 6, 1942, in Rome, Ga. to Robert and Clara Blair. The family moved to Hialeah, Fla. when Bob was a young child. Bob resided in Hialeah until joining the Navy in 1959. Upon leaving the military in August of 1963, he returned to Miami and later joined the Air Force Reserves. Bob loved…

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