Community News 

Calico Arts and Crafts Show this weekend

Emerald G. Parsons: Greene Publishing, Inc. Looking to spruce up your home or garden? Maybe you need a new piece of jewelry to compliment your Easter dress?  Well you can find these things and much more at the Spring Calico Arts and Crafts Show on Saturday, Mar. 18 and Sunday, Mar. 19. Located in Moultrie, Ga. this one stop-shopping extravaganza allows you the opportunity to shop among a variety of artisans and craftsmen offering one of a kind unique handmade crafts.  Just in time to prepare for Easter, Mother’s Day,…

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Community News 

Clean out for a good cause

Nancy Taylor: Greene Publishing, Inc. It’s time to spring clean, and the Suwannee Valley Humane Society needs your items for their thrift shop. The thrift shop is open from Wednesday through Saturday weekly from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. All proceeds help the animals at the shelter. Spring Fling is coming Saturday, May 6; and of course, they need some green thumbs to help build up their plant inventory to sell at that event. If you would like to donate some plants, bring them by the shelter at 1156 Bisbee…

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Sports 

Cowboys drop two games

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. On Thursday, Mar. 9, the Madison County High School (MCHS) Cowboys opened their home baseball schedule by honoring Veterans with special seating, free concessions, etc. It was a fitting tribute to those who have served our nation with honor. The game against Suwannee County High School resulted in a tough loss for the Cowboys. After a scoreless first inning that saw impressive pitching from both teams, Suwannee went ahead 1-0 in the top of the second inning. Suwannee added two more runs in the top…

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Front Page 

Saving our schools… can our kids read?

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. This is the fourth in a series of weekly articles about the challenges facing our school district, and the measures proposed to meet those challenges. Reading has long been considered a fundamental part of any educational foundation. In fact, without the ability to read, any other educational goals merely fall by the wayside. According to Madison County Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Karen Pickles, roughly 50 percent of Florida third graders are reading on grade level or above. This means that statewide, nearly half of all…

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