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H4: Head, Heart, Hands & Health: Don’t Let Back-to-School Break Your Budget

Where did the summer go? It is now August and that means it’s time to gear up for a new school year. For most families, getting the kids ready to start a new school year makes a huge dent in the family budget. This year, the tax free week in Florida starts today and runs through August 16th, a full 10 days to help Floridians save money. Regardless of the tax break, back to school spending can take a toll on the family budget, so make a spending plan and…

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Christian Concepts: Two Heroines and a Madman

On Thursday, July 23, 2015, around 7:30 p.m., John Russel Houser opened fire in a Lafayette, Louisiana theatre killing Mayci Breaux and Jillian Johnson, and wounding nine others. Jena Meaux was shot shielding her friend Allister Martin from “a hail of bullets” and Martin, despite being wounded in the leg, managed to reach a fire alarm and pulled it. Meaux probably saved Martin, and Martin’s quick thinking in activating the fire alarm insured a swift response of emergency personnel and police that helped save lives and bring a quick end…

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Emerald’s Gem Box: Happy Birthday to us

August 5, 1964 was the first edition of the Madison County Carrier. My parents (at the young age of 25) founded and started this newspaper with no newspaper experience at all; but with a lot of hard work, dedication and will-power. A lot has changed in 51 years. My Dad and Mom are no longer in the newspaper business and I have become what is known as the 2nd generation; along with now publishing four newspapers a week, the Madison County Carrier, the Madison Enterprise-Recorder, the Monticello News and the…

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H4: Head, Heart, Hands & Health: Kick-Off Celebration

The new 4-H year is fast approaching! Join us at our annual Kick-Off Celebration on September 3rd from 5:30-7p.m. at the Madison Extension Office. We are looking forward to welcoming back old members and volunteers and introducing any new faces to the fascinating world of 4-H. Here are some things you should know to get started: Youth and Volunteers may register for the new 4-H Year beginning August 20th. Please go to http://florida.4honline.com and create a new account for your family if you are new members or login with your…

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