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Lifelong musicians: Arlen Favors and Jackson Dickinson

John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc. Arlen Favors and Jackson Dickinson are both musicians in the Madison County area who grew up together playing everything and anything they could. Mainly a songwriter and guitarist, Favors’ father passed away in 1986, when Arlen was only five-years-old. “I got infatuated [with the guitar],” said Favors. Favors’ father, Allen Favors, was also a musician who played guitar. “He inherited [the guitar playing] from his father,” said his mother, Christine Peters. At age eleven, Favors and Dickinson played in a band together; eventually growing up…

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John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc. Join Madison County Memorial Hospital (MCMH) on Friday, Jan. 12, at 2 p.m. as they celebrate the career and retirement of Dr. James Stockwell. MCMH will also welcome Dr. Wade Douglas to the medical team. Dr. Stockwell is a gastroenterologist out of Tallahassee and is affiliated with Tallahassee Memorial Hospital (TMH). He received his degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Stockwell has been in practice for more than 20 years. Dr. Douglas specializes in general surgery and surgical oncology and is certified…

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Associate Director says goodbye

John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc. Dr. Julie Schindler, has been the Associate Director at Big Bend Hospice of Madison for 22 years, but now it’s time to take a step back. The staff at Big Bend Hospice of Madison threw a “thank you” celebration for Dr. Schindler and her work with Big Bend Hospice on Tuesday, Dec. 19. There were tears, and there was laughter; but most importantly, there were hearts full of gratitude. Dr. Schindler is a general practice specialist in Madison who graduated from Des Moines University with…

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Cherry Lake Volunteer Fire Department honors firefighters

John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc.   On Saturday, Dec. 9, at 6 p.m., the Cherry Lake community gathered at the Cherry Lake Volunteer Fire Department (VFD) to honor three firefighters for their dedicated service and longevity to the Cherry Lake VFD. Wally Davis and Frank Wyno were recognized for 50 years of service to the community and Danny McDonald was recognized for 47 years of service. The awards were presented by Fire Chief Dennis Odom. The Cherry Lake VFD served food to the recipients and guests present at the event.

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