Today's Features

  • John and Mary Miks of Deer Creek will celebrate their 66th wedding anniversary on Jan. 28. They married in Detroit and have lived in this area since 1986. He worked in a factory in Detroit and she in a laundry, and both in a nursing home. They have two children, Larry of Detroit and Linda Morrell of Ocala; four grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and seven great-great grandchildren.

  • By Dick Frank

    Much is said about kids ruining English with the texting language they use on cell phones. But, nothing is new. We use many expressions that are really slang; consider the meanings of party animal, paper pushers, goofed up, and kickback. Before that, 23 skidoo” was a slang phrase popularized during the early twentieth century. Today’s Pun Alley goes back even further to look at the peculiarities of English.

  • By Judi Siegal

    One of the most beautiful and meaningful ritual objects in Judaism, is, in my opinion, the tallit or prayer shawl. This biblically mandated item has for centuries characterized the Jew by its distinctive design and has served as a powerful spiritual symbol of God’s protection.

  • By Rev. James Snyder

    I am the kind of person who likes to do business with cash on the barrelhead. I do not like credit because it has a way of biting you in the end. When you have a credit card, there are fees to beat the band. I do have a credit card but I have it hidden so well that I have not been able to find it for seven weeks. I just do not like using it.

  • Friday, Oct. 19


    Two-day VFW flea market


    The VFW annual flea market is Friday and Saturday, Oct. 19 and 20, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. All rental spaces have been sold out. Taking donations both small and large, to benefit our veterans and their families. Small donations may be dropped off at the Post. Call John S. 352-861-8484 or John W. at 352-207-1931 for larger donations or furniture pick-up.


    Two-day sale at Bahia Oaks


  • Friday, Oct. 12


    Two-day Autumn Gift Market


    The Junior League of Ocala is a non-profit organization committed to improving the lives of women and children through community outreach and public service. We will be hosting The Junior League of Ocala’s 17th annual Autumn Gift Market at the Circle Square Cultural Center, 8395 S.W. 80th St., Ocala, on Oct. 12 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Oct. 13 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    Tickets are $5 and all proceeds will benefit the community projects of the Junior League of Ocala.

  • On your next visit to Freedom Public Library, stop in at the lobby bookstore. The Friends organization started the bookstore two months ago on a trial basis. We’re very pleased with its acceptance.

  • Saturday, Sept. 22

    Fort King Festival planned

    The annual Fort King Festival will take place on Saturday, Sept. 22 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the grounds of the Appleton Museum of Art, 4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, featuring living history exhibits and demonstrations of skills of early settlers.
    Admission is free. For information, call 352-694-2529.

    ‘Sanctified’ in concert

  •  Saturday, Sept. 15

    Autumn run for autism

    The ninth annual 5K Autumn Run for Autism at Silver Springs will take place Saturday, Sept. 15, at 7:30 a.m.

    Race day registration starts at 6 a.m.

    Adults are $15, students 19 and under $12. All entries after Sept. 10 are $20.

  • Tuesday, Sept. 3

    Order of the Purple Heart meets

    The Military Order of the Purple Heart, Chapter 466 Of Ocala, will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 3, at the Ocala Elks Lodge, 702 N.E. 25th  Ave., at 11 a.m. for all members.