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Today's News

  • 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?”

  • Bookmark

    Westover’s disturbing, powerful memoir is much more than seeking the education she was denied by her

    government-hating, paranoid father whose mental illness was a factor in the astonishing lack of concern for his children’s welfare.

    Born to survivalists in the beautiful mountains of Idaho, Tara prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home-canned peaches. In the summer she stewed herbs with her mother, a midwife and healer. Tara had no birth

    certificate, never saw a doctor, and didn’t go to school. 

  • Crane's Corner

    Great minds agree that we become what we think about. For example, when we focus on our aches and pains, we become the pain. Imagine if when everyday challenges arise, you could remain calm instead of being negatively affected. Imagine letting go of the pain, self-pity, emotional imbalances, and staying focused and in control of your mood and your decisions.

    This is not a lobotomized state. It’s choosing to act constructively with discernment.

  • Memorial Day Observance

    In spite of a pouring rain, many residents of Cherrywood turned out for the Memorial Day observance sponsored by the Veterans Club and the Color Guard. Everyone huddled under the protection of our new pavilion as the program began with the presentation of colors and our National Anthem. Marty Duesel, President of the Cherrywood Veterans Club, perfectly timed ordered each activity.

  • Mountains From Molehills

    I wrote you all last week about the people in my boot camp company who teased me because I talked funny.

    After some needed rest, my mental attitude is improved, so this week’s column is about the people who have helped me succeed.

    Most of my benefactors were teachers. There was: Mrs. Hoak, first grade; Mrs. Aldrich, second grade; Mrs. Johnson, third grade; Mrs. Richardson in the fourth grade until we moved. I finished the fourth grade with Mrs. Wells.

  • Happenings

    Friday, June 8

    Friday Forum

  • We proudly fly the red, white and blue on Flag Day

    Dear reader, where did May go?

  • State of Marion

    Marion County is excited to announce that the 2018 State of the County address will be delivered by Commission Chairman Kathy Bryant at 6:30 p.m. on June 11 at the Reilly Arts Center in Ocala.

    “There are so many exciting things that have happened lately in Marion County and there’s so much more ahead,” said Kathy Bryant, Chairman of the Marion County Commission. “This event is all about sharing that exciting momentum with our citizens and celebrating the amazing place we get to live, work and play.”

  • Here come the Cruisers

    Special to the Citizen

    WASHINGTON — America’s Navy is coming to Ocala, Florida, one of seven cities in the state to host a performance by the United States Navy Band during its 2018 tour — one of the signature outreach programs of the U.S. Navy.

    The United States Navy Band Cruisers performance is scheduled for July 4, at 5:30 p.m. at Circle Square Commons.

    As the U.S. Navy’s premier popular music group, the Cruisers feature eight of the Navy’s most dynamic performers.