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Today's News

  • Pun Alley: Humor all around

    Recently I received an email with actual pictures of newspaper bloopers.

    For a long time I believed that comedy writers wrote all the bloopers. So, I found a number of real bloopers and puns from newspapers, road signs, radio and TV, along with some others I could not resist.

    Newspaper

    headline gems

    From Sacramento: State population to double by 2040; babies to blame

    A 1999 title: Statistics show that teen pregnancy drops off significantly after age 25

    Homicide victims rarely talk to police.

  • What to look forward to in Marion Landing

    July 4th picnic

    and pool party

  • Residents invited to PACOR picnic at the Orchid Club

    Dear readers, sure hope you have been able to keep dry. I find myself saying, “I better go to store now, as it has stopped raining.” We are not happy to hear Alberto might visit Florida. He is not welcome in Oak Run! The PACOR picnic is

  • County welcomes traveling Vietnam wall

    Marion County Veterans Services hosted a four-day event from May 25 to 28 to honor fallen, missing, and imprisoned U.S. service members at Ocala/Marion County Veterans Memorial Park in observation of Memorial Day. Each day, the public had the opportunity to appreciate different military traditions and ceremonies. Veterans Memorial Park featured static displays, which include military vehicles and aircraft. Veterans Services also coordinated a flyover on Memorial Day.

  • Locals were active over the weekend

    Local residents were busy over the weekend with a variety of activities.

    Some of the people in Marion County came out for the Ocala Lions Club flea market along State Route 200.

    In the photo below, residents decorated mailboxes in Oak Run Saturday for the letter carrier food drive.

    In the bottom left photo is the winner of the Oak Run Golf Cart Rodeo.

  • A Life Altering Discovery: Mothers Are Not Fathers

    Celebrating another “Mother’s Day,” gave opportunity to reflect on the influence and importance of mothers in our society today. I think for the most part mothers get a bad rap these days, or at least they don’t get the kind of appreciation they truly deserve, and they sure don’t get the pay-package they earn. Of course, if they did nobody could afford a mother.

  • 'Life of the Party' ­just doesn't work

    For those of you who think I spent too much time last week whining about “Overboard” not being funny, just a heads up that “Life of the Party” this week is going to be more of the same. It’s no surprise that neither movie is any good, their studios sent them out to die against “Avengers: Infinity War”.

    Both comedy bombs lucked out because that movie got moved up a week at the last minute, so they got to open on weekends when people had already seen the superior blockbuster.

  • Kentucky Derby Day at Cherrywood

    Derby Day at Cherrywood was nothing less than fantastic with a terrific hat competition, exciting racing, great contests and the biggest turn out ever for this gala event. Over sixty residents showed up for the fun of Derby Day and there were about twenty entries in the hat contest. Mint Juleps flowed, and laughter abounded as everyone socialized, talked about the race or the hats or just chatted with one another.

  • Kentucky Derby Day at Cherrywood

    Derby Day at Cherrywood was nothing less than fantastic with a terrific hat competition, exciting racing, great contests and the biggest turn out ever for this gala event. Over sixty residents showed up for the fun of Derby Day and there were about twenty entries in the hat contest. Mint Juleps flowed, and laughter abounded as everyone socialized, talked about the race or the hats or just chatted with one another.

  • I miss my mother

    It is early Sunday morning; Mother’s Day.

    I do not need a special day to remember momma. I miss her being around. I wish she were here right now to do my laundry, fold my clothes and put them away.

    I think of my momma every morning when I straighten my bed and especially on laundry day when it is time to change the bed clothes. 

    I wish the smell of sausage, eggs, biscuits and gravy came from the kitchen every morning, but it does not.