Today's News

  • Psychology of the scam was meeting topic

    On April 23, a discussion on The Psychology of the Scam, was given by Kevin Lezian and Jonathan E. Grabe of Comprehensive Financial LLC. It’s a registered investment firm. At no time did the presenters try to sell anything. They spent the hour giving good general information. Many asked personal questions which were answered fully.

    All the “students” were given a folder filled with information and a pen to jot down additional information.  The impression is that gullible, not too bright and uninformed people are those most susceptible to scams. Not true!

  • Diabetes support group has variety of topics at meeting

    The diabetes support group meets the second Thursday of every month at 3 p.m. in the Orchid Club card room. The next meeting will be on May 14. A number of topics are scheduled, including things that can lead to inaccurate blood sugar readings, digestive problems for diabetics, over the counter drugs for diabetic retinopathy, funeral homes and getting to know everything about your doctor.

    Genealogy Club

  • Stay hydrated during the Florida summer

    An informative seminar on home health care and on how to stay hydrated during our hot Florida summer months will be presented at 2 p.m. May 4 at the Community Center by Carm Vue, R.N. from Comprehensive Home Care. Tips on how individuals can stay independent longer in their own home, instead of going to a nursing home for health care will be given. The seminar will also touch on dehydration, how to prevent it and what to watch for, especially in older individuals. Door prizes and dishes of ice cream will be treats.

  • Letters to the Editor - May 1, 2009

    Fear is Dissonant

    We are all witnessing how the dissonance of fear is developing to disrupt change. There is a tone, a song of the universe that is playing for those who can hear it – but the discord of fear and paranoia is trying to drown that out.

    It is a matter of survival to pull back any energy from that and instead focus on generating peace.

    Calming the noise is our task – to quietly hum while others scream.

  • How about we listen to Cicero?

    In trying to assess what’s really happening not only in Washington but around the country, it’s important to look at the manufactured “buzz.” 

    And often that means looking at the comments and remarks that don’t make it into the news or are buried on page 18 of Saturday’s New York Times.

    It is troubling that the Attorney General has not seriously addressed the many violations of the law sanctioned by the Bush White House.

  • Police Report - May 1, 2009

    Armed robbery

    at Hungry Howies

    A commercial armed robbery was reported at the Hungry Howies on S.W. 93rd Court Road on April 19.

    Purse vanishes

    from church

    On April 21, a woman had her purse taken from the Church of Jesus Christ on S.R. 200. At approximately 8:30 p.m., she was helping to clean up and sat her purse down for about five minutes, according to a sheriff’s report.

  • Stang Op-Ed cartoon - May 1, 2009

    “Today is the day to be decisive ... maybe.”

  • On the Road again and again and again

    Unlike the singer, Willie Nelson, I can wait to get on the road again. In fact, if I never get on the road again, I will be one happy camper, and I don’t even like camping.

  • Spruce Creek Preserve

    Just down the road apiece Preservist Lois Hill, vice-chairperson of the Open House Committee, submitted the following for inclusion in this week’s Preserve column in the South Marion Citizen:

    The Open House Committee recently held an “open house” for area Realtors. Twenty Realtors participated in the event. There was a delightful and delicious assortment of food and refreshment served.

  • A week for horsin’ around

    The 135th running of the Kentucky Derby takes place tomorrow. Known as “The Fastest Two Minutes in Sports” for its approximate duration, and also called “The Run for the Roses” for the blanket of roses draped over the winner, it is the most famous horserace in the United States.

    Pun Alley celebrates this prestigious event by going to the track for some racy stories.