What is the Great American Smokeout?

John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc. Nearly 38 million Americans still smoke cigarettes and smoking remains the single largest preventable cause of death and illnesses worldwide, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS). More than 480,000 deaths every year are caused by smoking and more than 16 million Americans live with a smoking-related disease. Hosted by the ACS, the Great American Smokeout is an annual event, observed on the third Thursday of November, for smokers to take the opportunity to commit to healthy, smoke-free lives. The Great American Smokeout began in…

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My letter of thanksgiving to God

Sheryl Boldt: Guest Columnist Dear Heavenly Father, Thank you for this minute. By the time I’ve finished writing this letter, many more minutes will have passed. Each minute that ticks by reflects your patience, your sovereignty and your work in my life. I’ll never know (unless you choose to reveal it to me when I meet you face-to-face), what tragedies you’ve withheld for my sake in the minutes I’ve already lived. Likewise, I have no idea what the next minutes will hold. But right now, I want to thank you…

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More trust, less effort

Mickey Starling: Greene Publishing, Inc. Anyone who has been grocery shopping recently can attest to all of the self-help articles that abound on popular magazine covers. Most of them center on the many ways you can think, live and eat better through changing your habits or behavior. That’s great if you need to shed a few pounds or learn to complain less. However, things don’t operate in exactly the same manner within the kingdom of God. With issues relating to God, our methods and efforts for improvement are virtually useless….

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Warriors fall to Baby Rattlers

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. In the first round of the Class 2A Region One playoffs, the Aucilla Christian Academy (ACA) Warriors were upset by the Florida A&M High School Baby Rattlers by a score of 28-7. The Warriors were hit with the injury bug early in the contest and were never able to mount the kind of rushing attack that has brought them so much success this season. Blake Wirick was held to 76 yards on the ground on 23 carries. Brady Browning was three-for-eight through the air for…

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