Today's News

  • Oak Run news 10-21-2011

    The Annual Health Fair will be held Thursday, Oct. 27, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Palm Grove. Many professionals will be on hand to answer your questions and various screenings and tests will be available, including hearing and blood pressure. No appointments are necessary to come and browse and speak with the many physicians and health care representatives participating.

    Show - “Redhead Express”

  • OTOW Happenings 10-21-2011

    By Eloise Hollyfield
    Visiting Angels will hold free confidential memory screenings as part of National Memory Screening Day, an annual initiative of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) to promote proper detection of memory problems. The screenings will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 15, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the OTOW Circle Square Commons area in the Visiting Angels establishment, located at 8405 S.W. 80th St., Suite 14.

  • Pun Alley 10-21-2011

    On this day in 1783 Pilâtre de Rozier made a free flight in a balloon, reaching a peak altitude of about 3,000 feet and traveling over 5 miles in 20 minutes. Pun Alley celebrates with its own hot air to raise some balloons and hopefully some smiles.

    A man flying in a hot air balloon was lost. When he spotted a man below, he lowered the balloon and shouted, “Excuse me, can you tell me where I am?”
    The man below said, “Yes, you’re in a hot air balloon, hovering thirty feet above this field.”

  • Out to Pastor 10-21-2011

    Storm clouds were brewing like fresh morning coffee in the normally placid parsonage this past week. I will not say that things got out of hand, which is not to say they did not. I just will not say.
    I sensed a growing controversy between my wife and myself. Its genesis came about because of some silly mix-up, I assure you. Usually, mix-ups come about because of some misunderstanding and boy, do I sure miss my understanding. I have misplaced mine for so long I honestly cannot remember when I had it last.

  • Cherrywood news 10-21-2011

    Cherrywood Estates will have a Saturday AARP driver safety class for working people Dec. 3 and Dec. 10, from 9 a.m. to noon. Cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members.
    Call Geri at 352-237-1675 to reserve your space. Class is limited to 20 people.

    Christmas Angel Tree
    OK, Cherrywood grandmas and grandpas, the Cherrywood Angel Tree will be up and decorated with the names of needy children in Marion County by the end of the first week in November.

  • Upcoming religion events week of 10-21-2011

    Christ’s Church of
    Marion County
    Saturday, Oct. 22: Men’s Prayer Group, 9 a.m.
    Sunday, Oct. 23: Sunday school, 10 a.m. Worship Service, 11 a.m.
    Tuesday, Oct. 25: Men’s Ministry monthly fellowship meeting and dinner, 6:30 p.m.
    Wednesday, Oct. 26: Bible Study, “It’s Not About Me,” 7 p.m.
    Christ’s Church of Marion County, 6768 S.W. 80th St. (off State Road 200), Ocala. Phone 352-861-6182 or www.ccomc.org.

    St. Jude Catholic

  • Sinking your teeth into the fluoride issue

    Three score and six years ago the Public Health Service brought forth upon this nation a dental discovery dedicated to the proposition that all teeth should be treated equally.
    Medical investigators had observed there was less tooth decay where water contained natural deposits of fluoride. The announced purpose of a national campaign to fluoridate drinking water was to make healthy teeth available to every citizen, especially young people.

  • Upcoming events week of 10-21-2011

    Saturday, Oct. 22

    African Violet Club meets

  • Fire dispatch merger quashed

    At first with little fanfare, and then with some conciliatory comments, the Marion County Commission made it official Tuesday morning … the proposed communication merger has been rejected by the city of Ocala.
    An agreement had supposedly been reached to combine the dispatch services of the county and the city, lessening the need for transferring emergency calls from the original 9-1-1 call-taker, but the city backed out after an emotional meeting in which officials learned that a prominent employee had been told he was losing his job.
    The county commissioners

  • Marion Landing 10-14-2011

    By Diane Bress