The Real Cost Of C.A.R.E. …….

The Real Cost Of C.A.R.E. …….

(NAPSI)—According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, life expectancy in the U.S. is at a record high of 78.8 years and continuing to climb. As Americans live longer, the prospect of becoming a caregiver or needing one is an undeniable reality. In fact, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimates that […]

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Obituary for James M. McClain ………

Retired SFC, James M. McClain, 73 of Columbus, GA went home to be with the Lord onDecember 14, 2015 in the Columbus, GA. He was a native of Bonifay, FL and a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church of Bonifay, FL.   Celebration Services will be held 2 P.M., CST Saturday, December 26, 2015 from […]

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Highlights of VMS Annual Christmas Around the World Auction ……..

Highlights of VMS Annual Christmas Around the World Auction ……..

Vernon Middle School held its Annual Christmas Around the World Auction on Dec. 15, 2015. We would like to say ‘Thank You’ to everyone who donated items, their time, and those who came out to shop.   We were able to buy Christmas for all the students on our list. Our communtity is awesome! A […]

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NIST Issues Notice of Intent to Fund New Manufacturing Innovation Institutes ………

NIST Issues Notice of Intent to Fund New Manufacturing Innovation Institutes ………

The U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announced today it has issued a Notice of Intent to fund up to two institutes as part of the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI). For its first institutes, the Commerce Department will provide up to a total of $70 million per institute over […]

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Gov. Scott: Florida’s GDP Grows Faster Than All Large States ……..

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Governor Scott has announced that Florida’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew faster than all other large states at 5.1 percent in the second quarter of 2015, according to data released this week. Florida’s GDP was also higher than the national average of 3.8 percent. Governor Scott said, “Florida’s GDP outpacing all other […]

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USDA Shares 2015 Results: Building a Stronger Rural America through Partnership, Progress and Promise …….

WASHINGTON – This year, millions of rural businesses and families were positively impacted by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) investments in their communities.  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has released a list of USDA’s top achievements in 2015, demonstrating USDA’s efforts to help farmers and ranchers bring their products to tables domestically and abroad, build critical […]

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Radish: The Fastest Vegetable to Market ………

Radish: The Fastest Vegetable to Market ………

by Matthew Orwat Radishes. Image Credit UF / IFAS Solutions. I’ve heard it said there’s no such thing as a vegetable that grows fast, tastes good, and is cheap….well they must not have considered the radish! If a fast growing, quick producing vegetable is desired, nothing is better than a radish. Radishes can develop from […]

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Attorney General Bondi and Commissioner Putnam Shut Down Travel Scams ……..

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Attorney General Pam Bondi and Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam have announced coordinated actions taken to stop Florida travel companies accused of deceiving consumers. According to consumer complaints, the defendants charged for items advertised as free; sold vacation packages that could not be used because of burdensome blackout dates and overly restrictive terms and conditions; […]

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Amberjack, triggerfish reopen to recreational harvest in Gulf waters Jan. 1st ……..

Amberjack size limit changes Jan. 4th.   The recreational harvest of greater amberjack and gray triggerfish will reopen to harvest in Gulf state and federal waters Jan. 1 and the greater amberjack size limit will change from 30 inches to 34 inches fork length in Gulf state and federal waters Jan. 4.   Recent stock […]

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More about Volunteer Florida

More about Volunteer Florida

As we head toward the end of December, Volunteer Florida is grateful for our friends, partners, grantees, and supporters who make it possible to serve Florida families every day. Volunteer Florida’s theme for the month of December is service over the holidays. While we promote service and volunteerism year-round, the holiday season in particular is […]

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Obituary for Ronald Cassatt …….

Ronald Cassatt, 55 of Cottondale, passed from this life on December 19, 2015 at his residence. Ronald was born on January 4, 1959 in Centerville, Iowa to Raymond Cassatt and Joan T. Alexander. He had lived in Cottondale for the past 15 years since coming from Panama City. He served in the United States Army, […]

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Commissioner Adam H. Putnam’s Statement on Virginia Attorney General’s Revocation of Concealed Weapon License Reciprocity ……..

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam today issued the following statement regarding the Virginia Attorney General’s announcement that he will be revoking its reciprocity agreement with 25 states for concealed weapon licenses: “The real losers of the Virginia Attorney General’s decision are law-abiding gun owners in half the states in our country. Florida has […]

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November Unemployment 2015 ……….

 Florida’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 5.0 percent in November 2015, down 0.2 percentage point from the revised October 2015 rate of 5.2 percent, and down 0.7 percentage point from 537 percent a year ago. There were 486,000 jobless Floridians out of a labor force of 9,628,000.  The U.S. unemployment rate was 5.0 percent on […]

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4-H Grows Compassion ………

4-H Grows Compassion ………

There are traits you’re born with that can’t be changed. But what about traits such as compassion and empathy? Can they be learned? A new study conducted by the University of Wisconsin-Madison shows that adults can indeed be trained to be more compassionate. But rather than wait until adulthood to grow this trait, youth involved […]

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“Spanish Trail Playhouse Announces Season 9” ………

After much deliberation, the Spanish Trail Playhouse, Washington County’s only all-volunteer theatre, is pleased to announce the production lineup for Season 9. Season 9 begins on the veranda and in the back garden of a large white house in Eufala Springs, an East Texas county seat with a population of three thousand. June, 1942. Wedding Belles, written by […]

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30A Television launches the first Spanish language television program in NW Florida ………..

Santa Rosa Beach FL – Que hay en Florida ! – The first Spanish language television program in NW Florida, broadcasting on 30A television. Que hay en Florida is the first television magazine program in Spanish for the hispanic community, transmitted on 30A TV and Ch 17 on Mediacom, Fairpoint Ch 8  and online atwww.30a.tv The hispanic […]

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