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Today's News

  • Join the 'Web generation,' visit the Citizen online

    Today’s generation grew up with television and cut their teeth on computers – it’s second nature to them. The “greatest generation” thought radio was an electronic marvel and TV was introduced as a luxury to them.

    Individuals communicate with the suddenness that was once reserved for news mediums and hush-hush government agencies. But the “greatest” and the baby boomers are catching up with all the whiz kids and becoming more computer literate every day.

  • Spreading Landing sunshine for 21 years

    The Marion Landing Sunshine Committee beginnings may go back to prehistoric times – but we do know it was kept alive during 1987 by then-resident Nan Fisher. Nan was aided and abetted by Gerry Lane and Doris Gorsky, who is still among us. These women kept active by sending get well and sympathy cards to Marion Landing neighbors.

  • Meet some of Oak Run's volunteers

    The coordinator of volunteers who donate their time at the TimberRidge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center will be interviewed on Ev Burg’s Meeting People on Channel 12, starting May 16 at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. daily following FYI.

    Their discussion will center on the myriad of work which the volunteers participate in and how free time can truly be put to good use by helping the residents who call TimberRidge their home for a short or extended time.

    Canine Club

  • Critters, books and kids - a natural

    Freedom Public Library’s “Read on the Green” festival in Liberty Community Park was as much fun as it was successful. The day began with Marion County Park Ranger Harold Ernsberger, and his crew of three, directing festival workers over the newly-laid and very loose rock in the parking lot. They did a fine job, losing no vehicles to the shifting, undulating undertow.

  • God save the queen, or Jerusalem?

    One of the best known and best loved English hymns is Jerusalem, with music composed by Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry and the soaring orchestral score added six years later by Sir Edward Elgar, best known for his Pomp and Circumstance, (Land of Hope and Glory, used at most American graduation ceremonies.) William Blake wrote the sublime and enigmatic words in his preface to Milton.

  • Dawn had one more surprise

    She really didn’t see it coming. But not like a year ago when she was shot five times during a bungled burglary and left paralyzed. Her recent moment in the spotlight was not about her tragedy, but rather about her triumph.

    Last Friday, Dawn was a special guest on Live with Regis and Kelly’s Mom’s Dream Come True show. Out of thousands of letters, she was one of four mothers chosen for the annual Mother’s Day special. Her husband Sgt. 1st Class Michael Weiss wrote a heart-rending letter to the show explaining what his wife meant to him and to their family.

  • Check out ?charities? before you give

    I am often asked about telephone solicitations from various “charities.” Some charities claim to support various groups such as “fallen police widows” or “firefighter’s widows.”

    People want to help but how can you be sure the charity is legitimate? I found some tips from the National Consumers League that might help.

    If you are approached by an unfamiliar charity check it out. Most states require charities to register with the Better Business Bureau and require reports on their fundraising efforts and how that money is used.

  • Business Spotlight

    This week’s business spotlight is on Glady’s Cleaning Service, residential and commercial.

    Q. How long has your business been in operation?

    A. Ten years.

    Q. What date do you consider your business anniversary?

    A. March 1998.

    Q. What is a typical day like at your business?

    A. Scheduling of accounts to offer the best service; supplies are checked and ordered.

    Q. What do customers like best about your business?

    A. The personal customized service – we treat our customers like family.

  • Bahamas cruise raffle to benefit Hospice

    I hope you all enjoyed your Mothers Day last Sunday. When we speak of mothers, we should really think of mothering women.

    Sometimes an aunt, grandmother or mother of an adopted child has given the mothering. A biological mother is just one of many women who take on this role.

  • We're peddling puns in the Alley

    Today is National Bike to Work Day. Celebrate by getting out your bicycle and riding it to work – or someplace. By continuing this every day you will be in great physical shape and save a bundle of gasoline money at the same time.

    Bicycle stories and thoughts about gasoline permeate today’s Pun Alley.

    Up and Down

    Panting and perspiring, two blondes on a tandem bicycle at last got to the top of a hill. “That was a steep climb,” said the first blonde.