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Disposing of waste tires

Story Submitted The Madison County Solid Waste and Recycling Department has the responsibility to dispose of waste tires as required under regulations issued by the Department of Environmental Protection.  Madison County has applied for and has been identified as an authorized waste tire collection facility and is required to recieve a satisfactory, bi-annual inspection. On the average, the Solid Waste and Recycling Department spends between $19,000 and $23,000 per year disposing of waste tires. For a brief period of time in the 1990s until the early 2000s, a small grant…

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Earth day and every day, American farmers and ranchers are stewards of the Earth

Story Submitted Farmers and ranchers are stewards of the Earth. Understanding the fragility of the land, agricultural producers want to sustain and protect the land they operate on to ensure its availability generations to come. According to the 2012 Agriculture Census, there are 3.2 million farmers and ranchers in the United States. These producers are always looking for new and sustainable ways to operate to help preserve our natural resources. Through their voluntary participation in the various conservation programs the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) oversees, farmers…

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Change a life over lunch

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. At the regular meeting of the Madison Kiwanis Club on Thursday, April 13, Gina Rutherford spoke to the club about the “Take Stock in Children” (TSIC) mentoring and scholarship program. Rutherford is the Program Coordinator for the Madison County Foundation for Excellence in Education, Inc. The Foundation serves as the local administrator for the TSIC program. TSIC is a statewide program that provides mentoring and scholarships for deserving students in Florida public schools. Since its inception in 1995, TSIC has enabled over 24,000 students to…

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Suwannee Valley Humane Society, Inc. Plans Spring Fling

Nancy Taylor: Greene Publishing, Inc. The Humane Society’s Annual Spring Fling is coming Saturday, May 6, at the shelter located at 1156 S.E. Bisbee Loop. Bisbee Loop is one-quarter mile north of I-10 off CR 255. Everyone is invited to come meet the pets and tour the kennels. While there, you can shop for plants, clothes and household items. The proceeds from all sales support the Humane Society. In addition to the touring and shopping opportunities, there will be a dog obedience demonstration at 11 a.m. with Margaret Varnackas. Fun…

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