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Cowboys giving back to the community

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. If you spend any amount of time around Coach Mike Coe’s Cowboy football team, one of the first things you will notice is that character building is the cornerstone of nearly everything he does. That philosophy was on display on Saturday, Aug. 5, when members of the Madison County High School (MCHS) varsity football team went into the community to perform community service projects. Members of the team worked cleaning yards for elderly residents, removing debris from parks, etc. The seniors on the team conducted…

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Food program coming to local seniors

Story Submitted A new food assistance program provides eligible senior citizens in Madison County with an opportunity to receive a free package of food each month.  Each package contains about 30 pounds of food such as cheese, canned chicken or tuna, shelf-stable milk, beans, rice, cereal and juice. The new program, called the Commodity Supplemental Food Program, or CSFP, is administered by the Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services and is managed by Second Harvest of the Big Bend.   The program is meant to provide assistance to senior…

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GM Truck Recall

Chris Jones: Greene Publishing, Inc General Motors (GM) has recalled nearly 800,000 trucks that reportedly have the potential to unexpectedly lose power steering. This sudden steering issue could cause some drivers to lose control of their vehicles. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the power steering problem can be caused by a loss of electrical power. When the system in supplying a large load of electricity, even during low-speed turns, the electrical loss can disable the power steering. The recall impacts certain 2014 Chevrolet Silverados and GMC…

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Explore a career in law enforcement

Chris Jones: Greene Publishing, Inc. The Madison Police Department (MPD) has an interesting program that allows youth, ages 14 to 21, to participate and obtain hands-on experience in the criminal justice system. The Explorer program, as it is called, is specifically designed for individuals interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement. Lieutenant Chris Cooks revitalized the program in 2010. Since then, about 20 explorers have passed through the program. Participants attend monthly meetings, have the opportunity to take part in the department’s ride-along program, and take field trips to…

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