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  • By Dick Frank

  • The SPCA of Marion County’s Gone Bunco
    It may have been rainy and dreary outside on Friday evening, May 2, but it was all sunshine and smiles inside the Klein Center at the College of Central Florida for the SPCA’s gala fundraiser, “The SPCA of Marion County’s Gone Bunco.”

  • By Maria Devine

  • By Rev. James Snyder

  • By Dick Frank

  • By Mike Roppel
    The H&R department scheduled a horse farm bus trip for OTOW residents for Feb. 28.

  • It’s the same old question akin to the proverbial: “What came first, the chicken or the egg”? When one of my readers in Citrus County posed it to me, I thought it would make for a provocative column. So here it is, the question everybody loves to ask: Are Jews a people or a religion?
    The answer, my dear Watson, is not so elementary. There are many factors at play here and of course with two Jews you get three opinions but from my humble point of view of a liberal Jewish woman living in the State of Florida, I wish to offer the following.

  • I have been going to church for more years than I care to remember. If I tried to remember how many years it is, I might then remember how old I am. Knowing how old I am does not have any appeal to me.
    I rather like going to church. I do not go to church because I have to. I go to church because it is a wonderful place and it is filled with wonderful people. Are there hypocrites in the church? Yes, a whole lot more.

  • Helping Hands of Ocala has been awarded a grant of $5,000 from Winn Dixie’s Bi-Lo Holdings Foundation.
    “We are very grateful for this generous donation as it is a big boost in helping us rebuild the lives of homeless people”, said Brad Dinkins, Chairman of Helping Hands. He further commented, “This is the largest grant we have ever received from the food industry”.

  • By Dick Frank

  • By Rev. James Snyder

  • By Judi Siegal

  • By Rev. James Snyder

  • By Dick Frank

  • By Rev. James Snyder

  • Long before Medicare, Medicaid, Medicare Advantage and Blue Cross, Jews have been caring for their sick in compassionate hospital settings. As was the case before public hospitals came into existence, most hospital care was under the auspices of religious groups. For Jews, this posed the problem of the obtaining of kosher food as well as the discrimination practices against Jewish doctors. To this effect, Jewish hospitals were set up in major cities to alleviate these problems.

  • By Dick Frank

  • The Elders of Southwest Christian Church, 9045 S.W. 60th Ave., have called Peter Bunch to be the church’s full time Minister and Music Director as of March 1. Bunch had been serving as Interim Minister of the church.

  • Classic American musical Guys and Dolls is live on stage at Ocala Civic Theatre from May 16 through June 9!

  • By Rev. James Snyder