Church 

New Mormon Missionaries come to Madison

Nancy Taylor: Greene Publishing, Inc. Madison has recently welcomed five missionaries from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) to Madison. Two members of the group are here for just six months. They are husband and wife, Elder Sam B. Sherwood and Sister Vicki Sherwood. They are serving as senior missionaries for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. This is Sister Sherwood’s first mission, and “the desire to serve others, and to serve with her husband” is the reason she gave for her decision…

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Madison Church of God preparing for Passion Play

Nancy Taylor: Greene Publishing, Inc. Rehearsals are in full swing as the Madison Church of God (MCOG) prepares for their annual Passion Play. This production is an annual undertaking for many in the church. The show is written and directed by Amber Justus (whom her husband, Pastor Jason Justus, fondly refers to as the First Lady of MCOG); but according to Mrs. Justus, all she did was take the true story from the Bible and write the stage script. The production involves 50 cast members covering all age groups from…

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Madison Ministerial Association plans fifth Sunday night service

Nancy Taylor: Greene Publishing, Inc. The community is invited to join together for a joint service on Sunday, Apr. 30, at the Madison Church of God. This service will be held at 6 p.m. Several churches will be represented during the evening’s service. Bishop Octavious Tookes of Revelation Church will provide the opening. Members of the Madison Church of God’s choir will lead the first song for those present. Bishop Retis Flowers, pastor of Midway Church of God, will speak prior to the offering. A time of congregational praise and…

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Sports 

Area athletes named to All Big-Bend High School Basketball Team

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. The Tallahassee Democrat has named their 2017 All Big-Bend High School Basketball Team. For fans of Madison County High School (MCHS) and Aucilla Christian Academy (ACA), there are a few familiar names on the list. MCHS senior Josiah Mitchell was named to the second team All Big-Bend boys’ team. Mitchell averaged 13.7 points per game and eight rebounds per game for the Cowboys. Gatlin Nennstiel from ACA was named to the third team All Big-Bend boys’ basketball team. Nennstiel averaged 17 points per game and…

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