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Volunteer Firefighters needed

John Willoughby: Greene Publishing, Inc. Are you looking to serve your community in a much larger way? Now’s your chance. County Fire Coordinator, Chris Williams, is seeking a group of 10 or more who will be interested in completing an online program that will advance your knowledge and prepare you to begin serving as a volunteer firefighter. “Grow As You Go” is a self-paced program that teaches essentials of firefighting. Five levels of training is broken down into 14 modules. Those five levels are: support personnel, tender driver/operator, wild land…

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Emerald’s Gem Box: Love

Happy Valentine’s Day! The smell of love, flowers and candy fill the air. Whether it’s love for your spouse, your children, parents, or a best friend – everyone has someone they can share a small token of love with. But what is love? According to Dictionary.com it is “a profoundly tender, passionate affection for another person.” Yet, that definition doesn’t seem to fully portray what love is; at least not to those of us who have experienced true love. And yet love is a word that too many people tend…

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Sports 

Baseball tournament scheduled

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. The North Florida Ballhogz baseball team will host the Second Annual North Florida Icebreaker Baseball Tournament on Saturday, Feb. 17, starting at 7 p.m. The tournament will take place at the Madison Recreation Park, located at 753 SW Anastasia Way, next to Madison County High School, in Madison. The age groups for the tournament will be: eight and under, nine and under, 10 and under, 11 and under and 12 and under. The format will be single elimination, two pool play games, with drop ball…

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Sports 

MCHS Cowboys’ Football banquet scheduled

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. You now have the opportunity to hear former Madison County High School (MCHS) and current Washington Redskins running back Chris Thompson speak when the MCHS football team holds their annual banquet. This year’s banquet will be a celebration of a history-making season in which the Cowboys won the State Championship with an undefeated season. Tickets will go on sale for the general public on Thursday, Feb. 15. There will be a limited number of tickets available and will be sold on a first come, first…

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