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America Recycles Day: helpful tips to protect the planet

Mickey Starling: Greene Publishing, Inc. Each year on Nov. 15, millions of people across the United States take part in America Recycles Day, a day which was created to raise awareness about recycling and the purchasing of recycled products. America Recycles Day was started in 1997 by the National Recycling Coalition and is declared each year by Presidential Proclamation, encouraging Americans to commit to recycling. Since 2009, this day has been a program of Keep America Beautiful. There are thousands of events that are held across the United States to…

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Madison County honors veterans

John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc. On Monday, Nov. 12, while many were taking a day off from work or attending a Veterans Day parade, Madison County men and women gathered at the Madison County Chamber of Commerce at 11 a.m. to honor local veterans in their own special way, celebrating with greetings, presentations and songs of freedom, patriotism and Americanism. Senior Master Sergeant (retired) Jerome Wyche was the Master of Ceremonies for the event. Among Wyche were many veterans, as well as local elected officials from the City of Madison,…

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Mattair presents Boyz to Kings to Orlando summit

John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc. On Wednesday, Oct. 30, Marvin “Merv” Mattair, his family and members of his community group Boyz to Kings attended the Department of Juvenile Justice’s first-ever “Restore Hope” Training Summit in Orlando and received outstanding results after presenting a Boyz to Kings “Engaging Parents” workshop to those in attendance. The conference, which began on Monday, Oct. 29, and ended on Wednesday, Oct. 31, sought to bring together concerned citizens and professionals from law enforcement, juvenile justice, corrections, victim services, educational institutions, local governments, religious and social…

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Community Calendar

November 14 The 55 Plus Club will hold their monthly meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at the United Methodist Center on Hwy 145 (Colin Kelly Hwy.), approximately five miles north of Madison. The program will be presented by Wanda Violet, co-producer and co-host of the Tellebration storytelling festival. November 16 On Friday, Nov. 16, from 9 a.m. until 10:30 a.m., Big Bend Hospice will be giving away free bagels and coffee. The event will take place at the gazebo in Four Freedoms Park, in downtown Madison. November 17 The Cherry…

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