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Cowboys Game Day… Homecoming

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. Every high school and college from shore to shore has one week set aside to celebrate school pride and loyalty with an annual celebration called Homecoming. This week has been a special one for Cowboy fans and alumni, young and old. All the special days in each school, the parade and recognition of the best young people Madison has to offer will culminate with a football game that should give everyone a reason to smile with pride. This week, at Boot Hill stadium, the Cowboys…

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Gibson visits schools for monthly enrichment

  John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc. During the month of September, Carol Gibson, a retired educator, visited all elementary schools in the Madison County district to provide her monthly enrichment lesson to 18 classes of students across the district. Since beginning these enrichment lessons and visits to various classes approximately five years ago, Gibson states she picks a certain topic to speak on, including agriculture. During her monthly visit in September, students enjoyed the book, “The Apple Star Adventure.” Students also discovered that Washington State grew the most apples, with…

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Student assistance programs underway

Mickey Starling: Greene Publishing, Inc. Efforts continue to be underway to secure food and clothing to assist kids in need at Madison County Central School (MCCS). The goal is to establish a clothes closet and a backpack program that allows children to carry food home for the weekend. The collections are headed up by Scarlett Lacey, who is the elementary guidance counselor at MCCS. Students from three to 14 years of age could benefit from your gently-used clothing items. Some currently needed items are: shirts for boys and girls of…

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Former student fills retiring teacher’s shoes: Meet MCHS, MCCS’ new Ag teacher

John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc. After receiving her Master’s degree out of state, a Madison County High School (MCHS) graduate is now returning home to fill the shoes of the position that Ed Sapp held for 32 years. Kailee Morris, a former student who participated in Sapp’s class for four years, started as the new Agricultural Education teacher for MCHS and Madison County Central School (MCCS) on Monday, June 18. Morris, of Greenville, graduated from North Florida Community College in the summer after her high school graduation in 2013. That…

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