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Today's News

  • Freeman knocks another one out of the park

    Title: ALTER EGO

    Author: By Brian Freeman

    During a frigid Duluth winter, a movie crew arrives to film a serial killer case involving three young women starved to death in a cage. Police lieutenant Jonathan Stride recalls rescuing the last living victim: “He remembered dragging Lori Fulkerson from the cage, her muscles atrophied, her hair dirty and brittle, her lips desiccated. 

  • OTOW Lions Club news

    The On Top of the World Lions Club is happy to announce we are growing in members.

    At our May 8th meeting we inducted two new members to our club Stan and Sheila Cohen along with our new branch club members, Ameris Bonnie Heath Lions Club Branch.

    Members included Veronica Ryan, Chelsea Nowatka, Avery Crump, Danielle Bless and Michael Carnevale. We are very excited at having all our new members. We are looking forward to having these new lions working with us helping those less fortunate.

  • Wood ducks slowly returning to area

    The Marion County Audubon Society results from the May 12 birdwalk at Tuscawilla Park led by Josie Muncy revealed 21 species in the 53-minute tour that covered .89 miles.

    MCAS President John Schaefer said it was interesting to note the increase in the number of wood ducks, which were absent the first part of the winter following hurricane Irma, and gradually returned in increased numbers.

    Wood ducks are exceptionally beautiful looking birds.

    10 Black-bellied Whistling-Duck

    10 Muscovy Duck (Established Feral) 21 Wood Duck

  • Travel Toppers invite travelers for excursions

    Travel Toppers invites you to join us for these fun excursions. If you note a trip in which you are interested, please check your calendar, and call to reserve your seat.

  • Pun Alley: Looking back at our mothers

    Last Sunday was Mother’s Day, a time to show honor and respect to one of the most influential persons in our lives. We all spent the most formative years of our lives with our mothers. Now, as we look back we realize that many things about moms were amusing, if not downright funny.

    Kids teachings

  • How to break the silence about domestic violence?

    How do we break the silence about domestic violence which, with 10 deaths recorded in Marion County in the first four months of 2018, is reaching epidemic proportions locally and nationally?

    Dr. Judy Wilson, CEO of the Ocala Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Center, will lead a panel discussing a crime which affects everyone regardless of age, race, education or financial status when the May 11 Friday Forum meets at 11:30 a.m. at the Golden Corral, 2111 SW State Road 200. The luncheon discussions are always open to the public.

  • Happenings

    Tuesday, May 15

    Dementia Workshop

  • 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.

    Cover up

  • 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.

  • Ocala West UMC Car Show

    Ocala West United Methodist Church held its last car show and chicken barbecue of the season Friday, March 4, and the Boy Scout troop held a hot dog cookout at the same time. Beautiful weather brought out many people to admire some of the unusual cars that included a 1953 MG TD, a Plymouth Prowler, bottom left photo, and a member of the National Tin Bucket Alliance. In the top right photo is a Tin Lizzy. Over in the food area, bottom right photo, people gathered around tables enjoying the chicken barbecue.