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Today's News

  • World class golf comes to OTOW

    Golf professionals from around the world will be heading for OTOW’s Chandler Hills Golf Course on March 11 to 14 to compete for a share of the $100,000 purse. More than 100 PGA tour golfers are expected for this event.

    Opening day Tuesday, March 11, is a Pro-Am Tournament where three amateurs will pair up with one professional golfer. It’s a shamble format with a shotgun start at 9 a.m.

    After the pro-am play there will be an awards dinner that evening (ticketed event). Cocktails (cash bar) at 5:30 p.m., dinner and entertainment at 6:30 p.m.

  • See if any of these jokes ring a bell

    On this day in 1876 Alexander Graham Bell received a patent for the telephone. When seniors think about telephones, the image of an old antique crank wall phone comes to mind, while the younger generation considers an antique telephone to be a black thing having a dial with numbered holes.

    Now, telephones are so tiny that most people carry them around. Obviously, telephone lines run through Pun Alley with some phoney stories.

  • U.N. treaties threaten our constitutional rights

    Since it is two weeks before the next primaries in Texas and Ohio we have time to discuss a subject that is important to the welfare of our citizens and country. The American people are largely living in the dark when it comes to what Congress is doing behind closed doors.

    This always shows up after the fact of a bill, treaty, etc., is already approved and signed, never giving the public a chance to offer an idea or opinion before the fact. Congress and the administration even lie to the public about our two current wars.

  • Does eHarmony know something I don't?

    For as far back as I can remember (which may not be very long in real time) I have been getting messages from eHarmony.com. I do not mind getting e-mail because that is what the Internet is all about. If I happen to get an e-mail I do not like I simply press “delete” and, presto, it is gone.

    Some e-mail senders are more persistent than others are. After a while it crosses that invisible line called “being downright pesky.” Such has been the case most recently for Yours Truly from eHarmony.

  • Sign up for AARP safe driving class

    Be a safe driver. AARP is sponsoring a 55 Alive driving class March 13 and 14, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost is $10. This class makes you eligible for reduced auto insurance rates.

    Fifteen people must sign up to have the classes. If interested, call Donna Nelson to register or for more information. She is listed in the Palm Cay directory.

    Social Night

  • Rules are thicker than 'blood'

    After seven years in scheduling we experienced a time period known as “reduction in force.” This means we were losing a shift due to slow car sales.

    A new experience awaited me as we were laid off in sequence of our seniority and called back on an “as-need” basis. For some reason still unknown to me, I was called back and placed in Plant Security as a vacation relief security officer.

  • Despite legislation, property insurance costs rise

    Since the hurricanes of 2004, property insurance in Florida has been in a flux, with significant price increases, major insurance companies dropping policies, and the state-backed Citizens Insurance Company becoming the largest property insurer in the state.

    During a special session last year, legislators thought they had taken steps to secure rate relief when they passed a bill that increased the state’s Hurricane Catastrophe Fund, thus providing major private insurance companies cheaper reinsurance through the state fund.

  • Bolster your health with nutritional supplements

    Life has its challenges. No matter how diligently you engage in diet, mental activity, and exercise you are destined to encounter adverse circumstances. You could consume a toxin in your food. Or you might develop a hernia, or cancer, or fibromyalgia, or etc., etc.

    There are so many evils around us, it’s impossible to predict when one of them will target a specific person. However, all is not negative.

  • The secret of successful aging

    Adapting to a new bodily feeling and letting go of how it used to be is to live in the present. Rather than wanting the old feeling back, when you live in the now you understand that the old feeling is gone and a new feeling is here, and it’s simply a new way of feeling.

    When you adapt to the inevitable changes in life you are more at ease and content. Know that the majority of our problems come from preconceived thoughts. In order to be joyous and peaceful, you must be completely open to a new way of thinking.

  • Troubadours present 'An American Songbook'

    The Troubadours’ spring concert, An American Songbook, will be presented at the Palm Grove Center on Thursday and Friday, April 17 and 18 at 7 p.m. Tickets on sale in the Orchid Club lobby March 8, 12, 17, 22 and 31 from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Also 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. March 22. Reserved seats $5, general admission $3.

    The concert will feature music by American composers from Stephen Foster to Richard Rogers and Leonard Bernstein.

    Can’t Help Singing

    Can’t Help Singing is rich in entertainment and love for their neighbors.