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Rise to 55 begins in Madison

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. In order to improve the standard of living for its citizens, the State of Florida has begun an ambitious goal of increasing the number of citizens attaining some kind of post-secondary certification or degree. According to state officials, further education will be a crucial step in attaining that goal. It is estimated that by 2025, over 60 percent of jobs in Florida will require some kind of post-secondary education. The State of Florida has set a goal of having 55 percent of adults age 25-64…

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PES has a fun fall festival

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. There was plenty of fun to go around on Thursday, Oct. 19 when Pinetta Elementary School (PES) held their annual Fall Festival. Dozens of children and adults alike gathered together for an evening of games, food and entertainment during the event. According to PES Principal Amy Kendrick, the event has grown over the years. Monies raised during the event will go towards funding recognition awards, student activities, and other events at the school. From the smiles on the faces of the kids, everyone had a…

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Lee Elementary School holds their annual Fall Festival

John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc. On Thursday, Oct. 19, Lee Elementary School held their annual school Fall Festival. The event began at 5 p.m. and lasted until 7 p.m. with a bunch of fun in between. Over 500 kids, parents and staff were in attendance for the festival. Kids from Pre-K to fifth grade came out to enjoy games such as mini-golf, ring-toss, cupcake walk and much, much more. The students were also able to see their very own Principal Mandy Brown kiss a pig, after students elected to raise…

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Farm Credit of Northwest Florida offers scholarship

John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc. Are you a high school senior interested in pursuing a career in agriculture? Farm Credit of Northwest Florida is offering six scholarships to high school seniors within its designated area. Each scholarship is worth $1,500. Farm Credit of Northwest Florida is a member-owned financial cooperative system out of Marianna, Fl. Serving 18 counties in the Northwest region of Florida, Farm Credit offers competitive credit to meet the financial need of local farmers, agribusiness, and rural landowners and homeowners. The scholarship will be given to two…

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