Community News 

Madison County Turkey Federation holds annual banquet

Emerald G. Parsons: Greene Publishing, Inc. The Madison County Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) members and guests were served a delicious seafood buffet meal Saturday evening, Feb. 25, during its annual meeting/banquet.  The banquet was held at the Madison County Central School cafeteria. The doors opened at 5 p.m. for all those who wanted to come early and browse through the many items on the silent auction table.  The raffle booths were also open to the attendees ready to buy a chance on one of the many…

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Farm & Outdoors 

Farmer Spotlight: Dale Gibson

Chris Jones: Greene Publishing, Inc. Riding down the access road to one of his pastures to move the herd into a fresh field, Mr. Dale Gibson noticed one of his calves had managed to slip away and was slowly trotting in the wrong direction. It didn’t take long for him to loop around, traverse the plow lines in his Kubota utility vehicle, and corral the calf back into the herd and through the open gate. Gibson, who was born in Madison to Emory “Hooch” and Lora (Starling) Gibson, has been…

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Farm & Outdoors 

Hunter safety courses offered in March

Story Submitted The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering free hunter safety courses in six counties in March. Students who have taken the online course and wish to complete the classroom portion must bring the online-completion report with them. Traditional course students must complete the entire course in person. All firearms, ammunition and materials are provided free of charge. Students should bring a pen or pencil and paper. An adult must accompany children younger than 16 at all times. Anyone born on or after June 1, 1975,…

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Sports 

Lady Broncos struggle against Lake City Middle

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. On Monday, Feb. 27, the Lady Broncos softball team of Madison County Central School (MCCS) hosted Lake City Middle School. It did not take long for the Lady Broncos to find themselves in a hole, out of which they could not climb. Lake City went up four runs in the first inning and added six more in the second inning before the Lady Broncos could get on the scoreboard. The Lady Broncos did manage to score three runs in the final three innings, but that…

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