Madison County Christian Ministerial Association elects new officers

Nancy Taylor: Greene Publishing, Inc. The Madison County Christian Ministerial Association (MCCMA) held their monthly meeting Thursday, April 13, in the Board Room at Madison County Memorial Hospital (MCMH). Following a time of fellowship during breakfast, the ministers opened their meeting. The minutes from the previous meeting were approved, and Rev. Retis Flowers reported on the Association’s finances. Rev. Paul Rudloff reported the need for more volunteers for the bible reading at the gazebo during the week before the National Day of Prayer. The group also finalized plans for the…

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Free experience at Beau Turner Youth Conservation Center

Story Submitted Enjoy fun outdoor activities on Saturday, April 29, at the 2017 Outdoor Experience, a free family event hosted at the Beau Turner Youth Conservation Center. The Outdoor Experience provides a safe environment, expert instruction, and gear and tackle so attendees of all ages can try activities such as archery, fishing and shooting sports stations. The event, hosted by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Outdoor Experience also features hay rides, bounce houses and guest performances by nationally-known…

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Farm & Outdoors 

Financial assistance helps ag producers improve water quality Application Deadline is May 19

Story Submitted Agricultural producers in three watersheds can apply for financial assistance from USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) until Friday, May 19, to improve water quality in high-priority streams and rivers. The watersheds are Deep Creek and Clarks Creek on the Lower St. Johns River within Putnam and St. Johns counties and the Little Scurlock Creek Watershed on the Lower Choctawhatchee River within Jackson and Washington counties. The National Water Quality Initiative (NWQI) helps farmers and ranchers adopt conservation practices such as improving soil nutrient management, planting cover crops,…

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Front Page 

Education: Will your child be attending a charter school?

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. “We will be slammed somehow, there will be some impact,” said School Board Chairman Bart Alford. “The only way to avoid that is to turn these schools around, and do it quickly.” During the regularly scheduled meeting of the Madison County District School Board on Tuesday, April 18, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Karen Pickles informed the Board of several bills making their way through the Florida Legislature. The bills causing the most concern among the School Board members have to do with Charter Schools. Some…

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