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Potentially lethal parasite rat lungworm found in Florida

Story Submitted University of Florida (UF) researchers have found rat lungworm, a parasitic nematode that can cause meningitis in humans and animals, in five Florida counties. Rats and snails in Alachua, Leon, St. Johns, Orange and Hillsborough counties tested positive for the parasite, according to a study in PLoS ONE by researchers in the UF College of Veterinary Medicine and the Florida Museum of Natural History. Established in Hawaii and occasionally found in the southern U.S., rat lungworm, or Angiostrongylus cantonensis, relies on rat and snail hosts to complete its…

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Cookout fundraiser first and second Fridays

Debbie Snapp, Greene Publishing, Inc. The Monticello/Greenville Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 251 will sponsor fundraising cookouts on the first and second Fridays of each month to help raise funds for their annual Veterans Day celebration in November. This November celebration is held each year to honor, recognize, reward, and remember veterans, their families, and supporters in the local area. Cookouts are held from 11 a.m. until the food runs out, at Haffye Hays Park in Greenville, along Highway 90 East. The meal will be a selection of chicken,…

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Community leaders converge on Madison

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. Madison had the opportunity to show off for several community leaders on Wednesday June 28, when the City of Madison served as host for the Second¬† Annual Competitive Florida Partnership Symposium. Community leaders from Havana, Newberry, White Springs, Gadsden County, Archer, and many others gathered at the Main Street Playhouse in downtown Madison to listen to speakers and discuss matters pertaining to economic and community development, entrepreneurship and small business growth, recreation, eco-tourism, and more. Those in attendance represented communities that had been awarded Competitive…

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City Considers four-way stops

Chris Jones: Green Publishing, Inc. The City of Madison is considering installing four-way stop signs at the intersections of SW Range Ave. and SW Rutledge St. and NE Hancock Ave. and NE Sumpter St. The Madison City Commission will review public comments about the proposed four-way stop signs on Tuesday, Aug. 8, during the city commission meeting that begins at 5:30 p.m., at City Hall.¬† City Hall is located at 321 SW Rutledge St., in Madison. It is anticipated that a decision whether or not to install the four-way stop…

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