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Big Bend Hospice hosts Business After Hours

Emerald G. Parsons: Greene Publishing, Inc. The Tuesday, April 17 Business After Hours was held last week at Big Bend Hospice, located at 275 W. Base St., in Madison. Friends, community leaders, business owners/employees, chamber members and Big Big Hospice board members all gathered together to enjoy good food, fun, and fellowship. Hors d-oeuvres of shrimp, cheese and crackers, and sweet treats were served to all guests, along with a delicious punch. Big Bend Hospice’s mission is to provide expert health care, encouragement, hope, compassion, and companionship to those who…

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Participate in Relay for Life pot luck

Story Submitted Unlike years before, this year’s Relay for Life will not entail laps around a track. Madison Relay for Life will be different this year and a pot luck survivor dinner and luminaria ceremony will be hosted on Friday, May 4, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., at North Florida Community College’s Student Center (Bldg. 9), located at 325 NW Turner Davis Dr., in Madison. Community Development Remote Manager for Madison Relay for Life, Amanda Dreszer, stated that the Relay for Life of Madison is exploring some new venues…

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American Legion’s flag display coming soon

Mickey Starling: Greene Publishing, Inc. As part of the American Legion’s Americanism program, a host of flags will adorn The Madison County Courthouse lawn from Saturday, May 19 to Saturday, June 16. Individuals and businesses that are interested in having a flag displayed should have their applications turned in to the American Legion’s Cherry Lake Post 224 by Tuesday, May 1. Flags may be flown in honor of businesses, friends, family members, or former or present service members. The sponsorship fee is $50, which includes having the flag and a…

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Jeanne Bass: County planner retires

John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc. Madison County Planner Jeanne Bass said farewell at the end of March and stepped into a new chapter in her life as she retired and plans to go back to traveling with her husband, Ben Bass. Bass was born in Texas and raised in New Rochelle, NY until she was 15. Bass graduated from Wolfson High School, in Jacksonville; and attended Florida Junior College, where she received her Associates in Arts. Bass went on to graduate from the University of North Florida, with a Bachelor…

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