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Riley Browning places fifth in regional spelling bee

Rick Patrick: Greene Publishing, Inc. On Saturday, Mar. 4, Riley Browning, the winner of the Madison District Spelling Bee, was at the Jacksonville Public Library to compete in the Northeast Florida Regional Spelling Bee. The winner of this spelling bee would be eligible to travel on to Washington D.C. to compete in the Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee. Browning faced students from 14 other counties in the competition that took over three hours and 51 rounds to complete. By the end of the competition, the Madison Creative Arts Academy sixth…

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How to retire well!

Jerry Osteryoung: Guest Columnist “Men do not quit playing because they grow old; they grow old because they quit playing.” ~Oliver Wendell Holmes Retiring is not a subject people normally discuss over dinner. It is particularly difficult for entrepreneurs and executives, many of whom do not accept the notion that their organizations can exist without them. This is because, in their minds, the fact that their organizations can do without them means their contributions must not have been significant. If they stay in the business and do not retire, however,…

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Gas and steam engine show coming to Lee

Chris Jones: Greene Publishing, Inc. The Town of Lee will host the Deep South Gas and Steam Engine Club’s annual show from Friday, Mar. 17 through Saturday, Mar. 18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This will be the third consecutive year that the club has held its show in downtown Lee. The show will feature antique farm equipment, old tractors, unique engines, exhibitors, and vendors. The show is a swap-meet of sorts, where attendees can buy, swap, and sell goods. Camping will be available for the event, but there…

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Dr. James Adams Obrecht Jr.

Dr. James Adams Obrecht Jr., 56, passed away on Wednesday, Mar. 8, 2017 in Perry, Fl. Jim was born on Aug. 6, 1960 in Ames, Ia. to Mr. James Adams Obrecht Sr. and Mrs. Mary Lenox Obrecht. Jim was a graduate of Ames High School, where he played tuba in the high school band. He also graduated from the University of Alabama with a Bachelors Degree in Music Management, Mid America Baptist Seminary with a Masters of Divinity, and Luther Rice University with a Doctorate of Ministry. He was of…

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