The big examination saga

Somewhere along the line, the ugly “testing monster” invaded our school systems. Back in the dinosaur days when I was in school, we also took a standardized test. It was the Iowa Test of Basic Skills. It took one hour to complete. Results were never published or reported to students, parents or the public. It was simply a tool to get a snap shot of student performance. End of story! Fast forward to today. Now everyone from the President to classroom students are obsessed with testing. If you are a…

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MCHS culinary students attend workshop

Five students from the Madison County High School and their instructor, Robin Smith, attended a Prostart Culinary Workshop at Keiser University in Tallahassee, Florida. The Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association (FRALA) and Keiser University presented the workshop on Oct. 13. Upon arrival, the students received a chef jacket, a tote bag, a cooking tool and a backpack as a gift from the association and university. During the workshop, students had the chance to work with chef instructors at Keiser University to prepare a meal for the entire group. Students worked…

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Rick Lane spreads word of God with horses

As you’re driving by the Busy Bee, you might see a man on top of a horse with a sign that reads “If you are ready to know Jesus Christ and be saved… stop and let’s talk.” This gentleman is known as Rick Lane, and he has devoted his life to spreading the gospel while mixing his two favorite things: horses and Jesus. “This is my horse, Little Joe, and we’re here to tell the greatest love story of all time in two minutes,” one might hear Rick Lane say…

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First United Methodist Church offers new Sunday Worship service

Madison First United Methodist Church currently has a new Sunday evening Worship experience for all to enjoy! The new service is called “The Next Chapter.” At the service, those who attend will enjoy praise music with audience interaction testimonies, family-friendly worship all grounded on God’s word. FUMC opens its arms to everyone, inviting all to “come as you are.” “The Next Chapter” service is to help get God’s word into the community. It will be held in the Sanctuary of FUMC at 6:08 p.m. This time is based off of…

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