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Today's News

  • Hospice celebrates 35 years of volunteering

    Hospice of Marion County (HMC) celebrated 35 years of volunteer support to kick off National Volunteer Week with an Awards and Recognition Luncheon on Friday, April 13 at the Klein Center on the campus of College of Central Florida.
    Dr. David Elliott who, along with four volunteer nurses, helped found Hospice of Marion County in 1983, opened the celebration. He summarized the vital role of volunteers across the years. Volunteer contributions enable exceptional compassionate care to over 3,000 patients a year.

  • OTOW Farmers Market

    Lou Katz entertains everyone at the Farmers Market at OTOW last week with his singing and playing the keyboard. Misty Blaykely shows her hand painted butterfly hats on display.
     

  • Marion Landing 04-20-2018

    By Diane Bress

  • Cherrywood news 04-20-2018

    By John Everlove

  • Judge discusses eldercare

    By Delphine Herbert

    Not everyone has Barbara Bush’s ability and family support which allowed her to make her own health care decisions at the age of 92. Many of the ageing find themselves in high conflict situations at the very time they and their families are most in need of peace rather than long overdue attempts to resolve implacable positions from which principals frequently will not budge.

  • Debris dumping not permitted

    Marion County residents are reminded that storm-related yard waste that does not occur due to a natural disaster, such as a hurricane or tornado, is the responsibility of the resident to deal with the debris as they would deal with normal occurrences of yard waste. No declared natural disaster occurred this past weekend. Individuals placing debris caused by the rain and wind this weekend in the right-of-way may be fined if witnessed doing so.

  • Out to Pastor

    With all the sad news in our country today, it is about time for some good news. However, the way things are going I am not going to hold my breath.

    We just finished supper and the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and I was watching some television. We like to try to catch up on the news after a day of working.

    I was drifting off into Whatever Land and just chilling when I heard from across the room some gasping.

  • Bingo and Cake
  • Health Corner

    “There is little scientific basis for stating a daily requirement for eight glasses of water,” says Irwin H, Rosenberg, MD, University Professor at the Tufts University Friedman School. “Actual fluid needs vary widely among individuals, and depend upon body size and energy expenditure through exercise, among other factors.”

  • Pun Alley

    The 118th U.S. golf Open Championship will be on June 14–17 at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Shinnecock Hills, New York. Here at Pun Alley we take some swings with our driver and putter to see if any golf stories are a hit with you.

    Put or putt

    “My doctor told me I needed to exercise and lose weight,” a man was telling his friend, “so I took up golf.”

    “That’s great,” said his friend. “How’s it going?”