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Today's News

  • Democratic Club calls to regroup

    As many Oak Runners know, the Democratic Club’s dynamic president, Ed Corbett, died in April. All Oak Run registered Democrats are strongly urged to come to the Orchid Club on Thursday, June 18 at 7 p.m.

    We need to regroup, reorganize and decide what role we will play in this year’s elections. New faces and new ideas are needed to allow this club to provide a platform for Democrats.

    Meeting People

  • Summer safety for your pet

    Summer is a fun season, but there are numerous pitfalls and potential hazards for your pet. This article is geared to make you aware of them so you and your pet can avoid summer mishaps.

    Last month we went over the things you need to know about traveling with your pet, so now we’ll cover many of the everyday things you need to consider.

    First, and foremost, is the heat. It’s best to keep your animal indoors in air conditioning, if possible, during the hottest part of the day. If that is not possible, you must provide plenty of shade and water.

  • Dolora is still volleying at 90

    Just down the road apiece Spruce Creek Preserve resident Tom Kennedy submitted the following for inclusion in this week’s Preserve column.

    A 90th birthday luncheon and party took place at the Sandwedge Caf by members of the Tennis Players of Spruce Creek Preserve on June 4. This celebration was to honor resident Dolora Dana for all of her activities and contributions to the tennis program at the Preserve for well over 10 years.

  • Scale models parked in display case

    A fine exhibit of replica tanks and trucks, planes and racecars by members of the International Plastic Modelers Society (IPMS) is on display this month. You can almost hear the rumble of the little motorcycles by Carol Caputo and Paul White.

    And how about the Super Modified asphalt racer? This little gem was completely rebuilt by Mark Box from a 50-cent garage sale find.

    If you have an interest in joining the model-making group or would like more information, call Joe Caputo at 629-7929 or Tony Ivone at 237-6259.

    Seminar Tonight

  • Trash disposal better served with long-range solutions

    Disposing of trash with minimal impact on the environment is a huge task. Even with recycling programs keeping solid waste from the county’s landfill, the county only has six to seven years left on its capacity.

    Disposing of trash for residents has been convenient, mainly because 18 recycling centers and two drop-off centers are operating 50 hours a week, but costly. The county’s solid waste department has been costing more than the revenue coming in the door – that’s an ouch that cannot continue in the best of times, let alone the worst of times.

  • Cool it at the Hot Summer Nights Dance

    Dance in air conditioned comfort when those Hot Summer Nights settle in, June 21, from 6 to 10 p.m. Cool music by Marti Carroll, sandwiches, snacks, and soft drinks.

    Cost is $8 per person. For tickets, see Nancy Archer, or Geri at the office.

    Democratic Club

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

  • No more excuses from Washington

    As promised last week, more of the same on current America. Republicans wanted cheap wages; Democrats wanted votes, so nothing was done. Again and again our so-called political leaders have sold out the American public. Each and everyone who votes for illegals must be removed, one way or another.

  • Candidates talk about education

    At this month’s State Road 200 Coalition meeting, Marion County School Board candidates were invited to attend and give a five-minute presentation on why they are the best person for the job. Coalition vice president Cindy Congdon, who led the meeting in the absence of president Pat Gabriel, introduced each candidate and began with candidates present from District I.

  • Fly the flag proudly on June 14

    Hello Readers: A reminder ee another week passes with very little rain ee and the heat rises. For the safety of your health, drink plenty of water to prevent dehydration. Also, stating the obvious, never leave a pet or child in a hot, parked car.

    Saturday, June 14 is Flag Day. A short historyee In 1885, Mr. Cigrand, a schoolteacher in Wisconsin, arranged for his pupils to observe June 14, as “Flag Birthday” or “Flag Day” which was the 108th anniversary of the adoption of “The Stars and Stripes.”

  • Hi ho Segway ? awaaaaaay!

    If your typical round trip in the trusty old gasoline guzzler is from one of our western Corridor communities to the S.R. 200 Wal-Mart and back or even a round trip to the Regal movie theater, you might be a Segway prospect.

    What the heck is a Segway? It’s the result of a brainstorm Dean Kamen had years ago way up in snowy New Hampshire. And it is best described by having you look at this picture:

    Step onto it and be surprised when several gyroscopes keep you upright and stable. Hold onto the T-bar grips and just lean forward slowly. The Segway eases slowly forward.