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Today's News

  • Be courteous to others when driving on Pun Alley

    Today marks the end of National Police Week. We usually see police as we travel along Highway 200, the backbone of the corridor that plays a large part in our daily activities. Many travel between home and stores while others use the highway as a way between home and work.

    We should always be courteous to other drivers, even if they are wrong; it’s better than to be dead right. Traveling down Pun Alley gets us to some arresting stories.

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  • Happenings

    Friday, May 11

    Tribute to John Denver

    On Friday, May 11, at 7:30 p.m., Ted Vigil returns to the Reilly Arts Center for a special tribute to John Denver. Tickets start at $10. The Reilly Arts Center is at 500 NE 9th St., Ocala.

    Tickets can be purchased at www.ReillyArtsCenter.com, or by calling the box office at (352) 351-1606 during box office hours. Tickets can also be purchased in person at the Reilly Arts Center box office. Box office hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Group rates are available for this show.

  • I know nothing of horse racing

    NOTE: I normally would not write this for an introduction, but as I wrote on the front page, I am trying to put together four newspapers until the end of this month.

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    Justify won the 144th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville Saturday on the muddiest track in the history of the race. I watched on TV as the 3-year-old bested the field of 20 horses. When it was over, the winner did not have a speck of mud on him. 

  • Just what does -30- mean to a writer?

    Back in the dark ages, as the younger members of my family call it, we used to type stories on manual typewriters.
    We typed on 8 1/2- inch paper, usually with carbon paper in between, so you would have a copy of what you wrote when you handed it in.
    At the bottom of each page you typed -more- so the typesetter on the Linotype machine knew there was another page.

  • Oak Run news 04-20-2018

    By Laura Smith

  • Pun Alley 04-20-2018

    By Dick Frank
    It took me late on Tuesday to get my income tax return in the mail. All the confusing forms made me feel like an old man. But, wait! I am an old man like many others on the Corridor.

  • Many millennials unaware of Holocaust

    There’s an old quote with many variations that is one of my favorites. Here’s one of many choices: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”
    In our schools, both public and private, we are great in STEM, science, technology, engineering and math. It seems that we have gotten away from some of the core learning that many of us experienced when we were in school.
    I’ve always felt that English and related subjects should be emphasized. Social media have destroyed grammar and spelling. Is anyone still teaching these?

  • Upcoming events

    Saturday, April 21

    Tennis at Golden Ocala

    Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club will host the Sixth Annual Marion Tennis Masters on Saturday, April 21, and Sunday, April 22. It will include divisions 6.0, 7.0 and 8.0, as well as open divisions, with every participating athlete guaranteed two matches consisting of men’s, women’s or mixed doubles.

  • Out to Pastor 04-20-2018

    My favorite time of the year is summer and I don’t care what the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage says. Summer is what I live for especially here in Florida.
    As soon as fall arrives in full steam I am looking forward to summer with uncontrollable anticipation.
    One thing that attracts me to summer has to do with the weather.

  • Winn Dixie to close

    Two Ocala stores are among the Winn Dixie stores slated to be closed, accoring to a list provided by the parent company.
    The local stores include one near Quail Meadow at 4417 NW Blitchton Road, Ocala, and another near On Top of the World at 8445 SW Highway 200 #131, Ocala.
    No date for the closings was announced.
    Previous store closings annoounced include Toys-R-Us on SW College Road, just west of 27th Avenue, and Kmart on East Silver Springs Blvd. just east of NE 36th Avenue.