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Ora Lee Collins

Ora Lee Collins, age 83, departed this life on Tuesday, June 20. A home-going celebration will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 1, at Cooks & Cooper Funeral Home Chapel, 162 SW Third Ave in Madison, Fl. The family will receive friends on Friday, June 30, at Cooks & Cooper Funeral Home from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.  Services have been entrusted to Cooks & Cooper Funeral Home and Crematory (850) 973-6666.

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Editorials 

Emerald’s Gem Box: Today’s youth have it easy

Emerald G. Parsons: Greene Publishing, Inc. We’ve all heard the stories that our parents and grandparents would tell of how hard life was when they were young; having to walk to school, having to salt-pack food because there were no freezers, having to cover meat in lard in order to keep it from spoiling, having to milk the cow every morning for fresh milk to drink, and/or having to travel by mule for days to get to “market” to buy something they needed. Those stories never meant much to me…

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Community News 

Annett Bus Lines honored by Department of Education

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. Florida Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart recently honored 44 Florida businesses with the Commissioner’s Business Recognition Award. This award recognizes businesses for their extraordinary contributions to Florida’s public schools. “I am pleased to present these businesses with the Commissioner’s Business Recognition Award as a token of our appreciation for their ongoing support,” said Commissioner Stewart. “Strong partnerships between the education and business communities are essential to student success, and I hope more businesses will take advantage of this mutually beneficial opportunity.” Among those honored was…

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Community News 

AKA hosts Father’s Day banquet

Story Submitted: The fuss over Father’s Day pales in comparison to the glamour and commercialization of Mother’s Day. Turn on the television or radio and little to no advertisements appear encouraging consumers to make sure dad feels just as special as mom. Honoring fathers and male influences is important. Saturday, June 17 proved to be a lovely day as the Mr. Esquire Gentlemen of the Nu Omega Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. hosted their first Father’s Day Banquet. Ian Rogers, Jayden Peacock, Kemari Scurry, Sean Williams, and…

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