Kary Townsend Sr.

Mr. Kary Townsend Sr., 89, of Madison, Fla., passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, at Crosswinds Health and Rehabilitation Center, in Greenville, Fla. Kary was born on Sept. 6, 1930, in Madison County, to Walter Sr. and Rossie McDaniel Townsend. Kary was the oldest child. At an early age, Kary accepted Christ as his personal savior and joined New Antioch A.M.E. Church, later moving his membership to Jeslamb A.M.E. Church. Kary attended the public schools of Madison County. In 1946, he was drafted into the United States Army and…

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Childhood reflections with a touch of grace: Taste bud trauma

Early on in life, I discovered that I had a sensitive palette. For instance, in my world, milk was meant only for the cereal bowl and only in a specific quantity, so that the cereal didn’t become soggy. Milk was only fit for drinking if it was extremely cold and surrounded by a dozen Oreos. Not to milk the subject, but there were other potential hazards associated with drinking milk, like expiration dates. These dates were scientifically calculated down to the last potential seconds of freshness for a carton of…

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Learning As I Go: The Lonely Slide

There’s a yard next to my son’s school where broken playground equipment is placed. At first I only noticed the playhouses and wooden items. But then I looked across the yard, off to one side, and laying by the fence was a slide. The slide appeared to be fine. It looked as if it was removed from another structure and set aside for future use. It shouldn’t bother me that this perfectly good slide is not being used. I should be able to drop my son off and move along,…

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Card skimmer found in Madison

Madison County Sheriff’s Office Contributor After a Madison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) deputy was dispatched to a local gas station, a card skimmer has been found and authorities are warning the public to be cautious when paying at pumps. According to Major David Harper, MCSO Deputy M. Sexton was dispatched to the Yellow Pine Busy Bee/Pit Stop fuel station on Wednesday, Oct. 9, at 4:58 p.m., in reference to a card skimming device. Upon arrival, the clerk informed Deputy Sexton that a fuel pump technician was conducting routine pump maintenance…

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