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Today's News

  • Pat Gabriel is guest of Cherrywood Dems

    Southwest S.R. 200 Coalition president Pat Gabriel is scheduled to speak at today’s Democratic Club meeting. She will update us on developments in the Corridor and discuss aspects of county politics as local election races heat up.

    Voter registration cards are available. If you are not registered or wish to change party affiliation, we can make changes. Support our Soldiers Committee to show our appreciation for our troops’ dedication.

  • Bingo enters summer slowdown

    H ello readers: As summer comes upon us, some activities take a hiatus or slow down. One of the most popular ongoing activities is Bingo.

    On Monday and Thursday nights the Oasis is alive with a goodly number of enthusiastic players at the tables. But in July and August, Thursday night Bingo will take a holiday.

    Monday night Bingo will play Thursday night games for those two months. Everything will return to normal in September, when on the first Thursday and Monday, the Oasis will again be crowded with gamers.

  • Midway Church more than a 'meeting house'

    I recently attended the annual family church reunion at the Midway Church in Midway, Ga., 28 miles south of Savannah. As a boy growing up in Hinesville, about 8 miles west of the church, I looked forward to the last Sunday in April when descendants of the church founders gathered at the church for a one-day meeting and picnic afterward under the huge oaks that part of Sherman’s Union army camped under.

  • Medical Team sponsoring dementia series

    “Alzheimer’s and Dementia, What’s the Difference?” is the title of a series of interactive programs offered at Oak Run by the Medical Team. Education is the key; the more you know the more options you have.

    Care giving is a tough job. Get the tools you need to make a difference.

    The first of these programs will be at the Orchid Club on Friday, June 27, at 1 p.m. This program will give insight into the different reasons for dementia and changes that are occurring in the brain which cause this life-changing illness.

  • To eliminate stress make some changes

    I read this in the March issue of Health magazine: “Need a change?” A variety of things can trigger the close of one chapter and the start of another – a death, divorce, a significant birthday, a layoff, children going off to college.

    Like a great novel, you never know where the story will go next. A natural transition is often signaled by boredom.

    One of the best things we can do when we feel that malaise is to understand that one chapter is ending – and a new one is starting up.

    Stress

  • Why women live longer than men

    There are all kinds of studies done by people who have nothing more important in the world to do. It is amazing how they come up with these various topics and studies. There must be somebody, somewhere, being paid to come up with the most ridiculous studies they can think up.

    Normally I do not pay much attention to these studies. I have more important things to do ee like living. However, one caught my attention right away. The title of the study was, “Women Live on Average Four Years Longer than Men.”

  • Will oil crisis spark 'civil disobedience'?

    No one will argue that the American public has been more than patient when it comes to our government, the oil companies, the futures market, OPEC or speculators or anyone else doing anything to solve our needless oil problems and the resulting exorbitant gasoline prices. Congress talks and debates and the two parties blame each other of not doing what could be done to solve the problem.

    Looks like John Q. Public will have to wake them up.

  • Habitat has hammered its way to the top

    A nonprofit organization, Habitat for Humanity, made the list of the top 100 builders, in volume, in the United States for 2007. The efforts of its volunteers put them number 14 on the list, published by Builder’s magazine. They closed on 5,619 homes in 2007.

    Habitat for Humanity of Marion County contributed to the home count. They closed on 18 homes, most in west Ocala, last year. With more than 1,800 affiliates in the United States, the Marion County group ranks number 27 among other chapters.

  • Decency loses out to mendacity

    It took the BBC to dig into what may soon be a huge breaking scandal. It concerns U.S. corruption in Iraq.

    You were wondering where your money was going – right? It certainly wasn’t going to American servicemen and- women, the maimed in body and soul. To the politicos who clothe themselves in our flag, here’s something to think about.

    The Army has gotten rid of more than 40,000 troops since 2001. The claim is “due to misconduct or pre-existing conditions.” That’s government speak for dump the problem on society.

  • Times have changed but Pop hasn't

    Father’s Day is Sunday. Almost 100 years have elapsed since the first father’s Day was celebrated. In the early 1900s fathers didn’t have it nearly as good as fathers of today; but they did have a few advantages.

    Back then, if a father put a roof over his family’s head, he was a success. Today, it takes a roof, deck, pool, and three-car garage.

    Back then, fathers could count on children to join the family business. Today fathers hope their kids will soon come home from college long enough to teach them how to work the computer and set the VCR.