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SafeBeat to conduct preventative heart screening for Madison students

John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc. SafeBeat, in collaboration with Wolfson Children’s Hospital of Jacksonville, will provide preventative heart screenings for students at Madison County Central School (MCCS), Madison Creative Arts Academy (MCAA), James Madison Preparatory High School (JMPHS), and Madison County High School (MCHS) on select days in May. Each screening will include individual/family medical history, bi-lateral blood pressure, body mass index (height and weight), and a 12-lead electrocardiogram (EKG). This information will further supply data to help detect/prevent obesity and hypertension. Screenings will be provided at no charge so…

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NFCC honors Madison students and Sheriff

John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc. North Florida Community College (NFCC) honored outstanding students and student leaders during its 2018 Honors Convocation ceremony on Tuesday, April 24. Out of 38 students, 11 Madison County residents were honored, including Madison County Sheriff Ben Stewart. According to NFCC, students from various academic areas and student organizations received recognition for outstanding achievement and character during the 2017-2018 academic year. NFCC faculty and staff announced each award recipient as Deans of Academic Affairs Frances Adleburg and Jennifer Page alongside Dean of Enrollment Services Kay Hogan…

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Truth and tall tales: Storytelling continues to draw a crowd

Mickey Starling: Greene Publishing, Inc. The men of ancient Athens would be so proud. Storytelling and debate were a major source of entertainment for them, and the recent revival of this lost art would make a guy like Socrates beam with excitement. Local artists of the trade, Wanda Violet, and Jim Glaser, are already making plans for the next exciting Tellebration event to be held in Madison on Saturday, Nov. 17, at the farm of Wally Davis, located on Rocky Ford Rd. Violet happened upon a professional storyteller in 2010…

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Woman’s Club meeting features Anna Davis

Nancy Taylor: Greene Publishing, Inc. On Thursday, April 12, the Madison Woman’s Club held their monthly meeting, beginning with the National anthem being sung by Madison County High School senior Ketayvia Edwards. Woman’s Club member, Faye Browning, serves as Edwards mentor. A devotion about the joy of the Lord followed, delivered by Florida Davis. Davis also read a newspaper article/commentary by Andy Rooney entitled, “Women Over 40.” Lunch for the event featured lasagna, bread, salad and cake provided by Divine Events. Especially enjoyed was a delicious, traditional Russian recipe, multi-layer…

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