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  • Hop to it for ‘Hop’ tickets

    Hello Readers: Whew! Here we go again, just when you thought the cold spell had vanished, the “woollies” have to reappear. March came in like a lion, so perhaps we shall see it leave like a lamb as the saying goes. Stay warm out there.

    Person of the Week

    Russell Irish was born in Haynesville, Maine on July 25, 1918. He was the seventh of 10 children and during his early years, he worked with his father in the logging business.

  • Get your art show and charity dance tickets

    All members of the Art Club of Oak Run will be represented at the Fine Arts Show on Saturday, March 7, from 1 to 4 p.m., at the Palm Grove Club. Enjoy the paintings, drawings and photography, many of which will be for sale.

    There will be free refreshments. A drawing for the beautiful watercolor, “Poppies,” by Mary Trowbridge will be held. Tickets for the drawing will be available in the Orchid Club lobby at the pancake breakfast on Feb. 28. For more information, call Helen Harrell.

    ‘50s and ‘60s

    Charity Dance

  • Moving in or out - we can help

    Just down the road apiece the following information is submitted by Preservist Jean Bildsten for inclusion in this week’s community column.

    Spruce Creek Preserve

    Open House Committee

    Just southwest of County Road 484 on State Road 200, sits a special resident-owned community, Spruce Creek Preserve. The gated community of 675 homes is surrounded on three sides by 4,000 acres of state forest.

  • Spring for Spring Dance tickets

    Tickets for the Spring Dance on March 14, sponsored by the Palm Cay Line Dancers, are on sale Feb. 23, 24 and March 2 and 3 from 10 a.m. to noon and cost $5. There will be a 50/50 drawing and door prizes.

    Pancake Breakfast

    Breakfast, along with the fellowship of friends and neighbors, is yours for the sum of $3 at the Pancake Breakfast tomorrow, Feb. 21. Not only is the food fine, but one can catch up on the various activities people are doing.

  • Cherrywood Dems making plans

    We will make plans Feb. 20 to determine what we need to do to work with our elected representatives at the local and national levels to assist them where possible in their efforts to solve the enormous mess the country is facing. We shall also be considering the new ownership changes at Cherrywood and how they affect us all.

  • Get ready for the ‘Ivory Show’

    Identity theft has become more prevalent since the economic recession that began in 2007. Lost or stolen wallets, checkbooks, and debit and credit cards are the most common means of fraud. It’s easy to lose or have them stolen if we don’t keep aware at all times when using them.

    Women are more likely to be fraud victims than men. The focus on theft is mainly in stores and restaurants. Women regularly frequent those places.

  • Marion Lander is honorary Kiwanian

    Your neighbor, Nancy Rife, was the staunch supporter of hubby, Galen, all through his Kiwanis career. With Nancy’s backing every step of the journey, Galen participated in any and all programs Friendship Kiwanis club launched and rose to presidency.

  • Everybody wants to hear this

    Everyone in Oak Run, couples included, is welcome to the next meeting of the Singles Club at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 26 in the Orchid Club. MaryJo Lawson of Citrus Hearing Impaired Program Services (CHIPS) will be there to talk about services for hearing- and speech impaired residents.

    In view of the broad spectrum of Oak Runners this subject might appeal to, we would like to invite non-members to this meeting.

  • Things are hummin' at the Oasis

    Hello Readers: Cold, cold, cold! How cold was it? Well it was cold enough to have icicles hanging from a branch on a rose bush outside an office on State Road 200 at 9 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 6.

    Super Bowl victory

    The word went out and the fans showed up in style. Super Bowl XLIII was one of the most exciting games ever and you could feel the excitement as more than 30 of our Palm Cay residents cheered, cried, prayed and laughed their way down to the final seconds of the game.

  • Depression is being low on peanut butter

    Just down the road apiece, with our country well into a new year, well into a new president’s reign, and well into an economic slump rivaling the Depression, this Preservist realized recently that the loyal jar of peanut butter that has always stood the test of time in the kitchen cupboard is well into being empty.

    No problem though, barring a recall, the peanut butter will be replenished, once again claiming its stance in the awaiting cupboard.