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Farm City Week in Lee

John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc. On Friday, Nov. 17, Lee Public Library invited farmers throughout Madison County to bring their big equipment to have a farm lesson with the students of Lee Elementary School. Beginning at 9 a.m., students from kindergarten through fifth grade spoke with members of the Farm Bureau and young farmers and ranchers about the importance of positive relationships between farm families and city residents. These farmers and ranchers teamed up with the Lee Library to spread the word of agriculture to around 270 students from the…

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Help students move into the technological age

Story Submitted Mr. Patrick White is a teacher at James Madison Preparatory High School (JMPHS), and he and his students are calling on the community for help. White’s students need a classroom set of Chrome Books in order to increase the students’ ability to utilize technology in the classroom. Madison County is one of the poorest counties in Florida; therefore, the school system does not generate the tax revenue needed to provide up-to-date technology for the classroom. JMPHS is currently trying to increase the number of computers available to their…

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Wendy’s supports schools

Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Rick Patrick, November 29, 2017 For nearly four years, the Wendy’s restaurant on Hwy. 53 N. at I-10 has supported local schools, specifically the Madison County Central School (MCCS). Every Wednesday evening from 5 p.m. through 9 p.m., Wendy’s sponsors “Bronco Night” wherein 10 percent of the store’s net sales are donated to MCCS. Every month a check is presented to the school. During the month of October, Wendy’s raised just over $400 for the school. According to MCCS Assistant Principal Beth Moore, those funds…

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Music and Pop at Creative Arts

John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc. Madison native, Jay Hicks has been the Director of Music at the Madison Creative Arts Academy (MCAA) since its opening two years ago. Four years before the opening of MCAA, Hicks was a part of  Madison Academy until it closed. Now Hicks is making a social and economical difference by teaching the students about subjects that are normally taught in secondary-education schools. The MCAA Music Department holds classes for all grades, kindergarten to eighth grade but Hicks only teaches the classes for third graders through…

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