Today's Features

  • By Dick Frank

    General elections have been over for about a month. Results show that theRepublican Party had sweeping gains in the Senate, House, and in numerousgubernatorial, state, and local races. Yet, one politician claims that the Democrats actually won. Other political pundits have made any number of disparaging comments about congress and voters. Such opinions have been around for a long time proving that nothing is new and, perhaps, nothing has changed.


    Mark Twain’s opinions

  • Friday, Dec. 5


    Pictures with Santa


    Hawthorne Village Retirement Community (4100 SW 33rd Ave. Ocala) will be having its annual community event “Pictures With Santa” on Friday, Dec. 5 from 6 to 8 p.m. This is free and open to the public. Come join us for cookie decorating, make reindeer food, and pictures with Santa. This is fun for the whole family! Questions please call 352-237-7776.


    Helping Hands golf event


  • By Dick Frank

  • Friday, Oct. 31

  • By Rev. James Snyder

  • Saturday, Aug. 2

    Yoga in Sholom Park

    Come and enjoy the Peace Park with a beautiful yoga class at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 2.
    For more information, call Ingrid at 352-854-7950.

    Chess club to meet

    The chess club that formed at the Freedom Public Library meets the first Saturday of the month, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Grab your board and chess pieces and come on down.
    Interested persons are invited to attend for a rousing game of chess.

  • Matthew Murray knew life would change a bit when he moved to Ocala last fall. As a 27 year-old with down syndrome, his options are somewhat limited. What he didn’t expect was how many new friends he would make through an organization called Transitions Life Center.
    “When Matt moved here, I was really concerned about how he would adjust,” says his mom Diane Murray. “We were so glad we found TLC (Transitions Life Center). He went to the summer camp and loved it. To have the friendship and camaraderie he has found means so much to me.”

  • By Rev. James Snyder

  • Saturday, May 31

    Church car wash scheduled

    Bible Baptist Church (SE Campus) is having a car wash, bake sale, bounce house for the kids, and face painting. MoJo’s catering truck will be there with good food to purchase.
    Get your car washed for $5 (larger vehicles are $10). Enjoy good food, baked goodies and watch all the kids have a really good time.
     All of the proceeds go to fund our church’s future mission trips.
    Our next mission trip begins on June 12, going to Santa Domingo in the Dominican Republic.

  • Tuesday, May 27

    West Marion Business meeting

    The general meeting of the West Marion Business Association at the Marion County Sheriff’s office on State Road 200 will be May 27 at 5:15 p.m.
    This month’s meeting includes a short presentation of what SCORE is and what services this group of former business owners share with other business owners. Harvey Paskin, who is making the presentation, has even prepared a small questionnaire which is intended to help members assess the status of our business.