Today's News

  • Multicultural Day enriches students

    When students from Hammett Bowen Jr. Elementary School joined hands Friday to sing “It’s a Small World,” there was a new awareness in their voices.

    They had just concluded a week-long study of 30 of the world’s countries that culminated in the school’s second annual multi-cultural day where they shared, in costume and song, what they had learned.

  • Rosalyn Moberly is another gal worth Preserving

    Just down the road apiece many thanks are due Preservist Gerri Palmer for her recent beautiful tribute concerning the Frank Pisillo Music Scholarship Fund. 

     This week our “Getting To Know You” segment of the Preserve column features Preservist Rosalyn Moberly.

    Rosalyn was born in Blakely, Georgia. Her family moved to Mascotte, Florida, when she was in the second grade.

  • Team registration still open

    The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of West Marion is just around the corner. There are currently six teams signed up and ready to go. The goal for this years relay is ten teams, so there is still time to get signed up and get involved.  To get information or to register your team, call the American Cancer Society at 629-4727 ext. 5823 or visit www.marionrelay.com. This “celebration of life” brings the West Marion County community together in a unified effort to fight cancer.

  • The Light of Hope

    The Relay for Life for our part of Marion County is set for next weekend, May 1 and 2. Former and current cancer patients, their families, businesses, civic organizations, and the public are invited to take part in this event.

  • Community yard sale tomorrow morning

    The annual Cherrywood Estates Community Yard Sale is Saturday, April 25 from 8 a.m. until noon. Check out the treasures your neighbors don’t need any more that you can recycle at your house.

    Those who are selling are not supposed to put anything out until early Saturday morning, so there won’t be preview time. Just get up early and go...go…go.

    Ladies get ready for Spring fashion show

  • Don’t let them say that Social Security is an entitlement

    We haven’t spoken about Social Security and Medicare for some time now and in the face of our nation’s economic crisis and the results that the huge federal debt is going to have on our future, we should all have a deep concern over this situation.

    America has racked up an unprecedented federal debt of more than $11.1 trillion and deep budget cuts are inevitable.

  • ‘Armed Forces Dance’ Saturday, May 16

    The Ambassadors’ “Armed Forces Dance” will be Saturday, May 16, from 7 to 11 p.m. at Palm Grove with dancing to a new group, “The Eddie Shannon Band.” Betty, Eddie amd Jean will play and sing a great variety of music – tango, waltz, cha-cha, two step, rumba, swing, polka, country and 40’s to 70’s, plus any requests you make. They will also pay tribute to the armed forces. Tickets go on sale Monday, May 4, from 8 to 10 a.m. in the card room and Tuesday, May 5, from 9 to 10 a.m. in the lobby. Cost is $5 per person with checks payable to ORHA.

  • Marion firefighters mending hearts and saving lives

    Otto Zimmerman, 57, of Southeast Marion County died – but then lived to tell a tale of survival. About 8 p.m. on March 16, crushing pain radiated across Zimmerman’s chest and up his left arm. He became cold, clammy and short of breath. While most people would dismiss these symptoms as heartburn, Zimmerman’s wife, Barbara took her husband’s condition seriously and immediately called 9-1-1. Her call for help and the events that followed changed the Zimmerman family forever.

  • Open a window or take a class ee" there’s plenty to do

    This big slide down in the economy has driven many to rethink their priorities. What was considered an important purchase has now been downsized or left to be decided in the future.

    Even with reduced income, happiness and joy can be found. A wonderful way to start the day is to sit by an open window. The scent of new mown grass rivals that of the most expensive perfume. Often piercing the silence are birds singing their special songs.

  • Stang - April 24, 2009

    Not correcting a mistake is a bigger mistake!