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Today's Features

  • By Dick Frank

  • By Rev. James L. Snyder
    Under normal circumstances, I am a rather cool, calm and collected person. I say normal because not everything in my life is normal.  It takes a lot to rattle this cage of mine but once rattled, look out whoever rattles it.
    I am saying all this to get to my point, which is, somebody hacked my computer e-mail account this past week. If you think I will take this sitting down, oh, I guess I am sitting down right now, but I assure you I will not stand for something like this. I have never been so rattled in my life.

  • Friday, Feb. 8

    Life Line Screening available

    Life Line Screening is a mission to make people aware of unrecognized health problems and encourage them to seek follow-up care with their personal physician. The leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings in the United States, sponsored by Ocala Regional Medical Center and West Marion Community Hospital, will be available on Friday, Feb. 8. Pre-registration is required and a fee is charged. Call 1-800-324-1851 for information and registration.

  • By Dick Frank

  • By Rev. James Snyder

  • Saturday, Jan. 26

  • 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.