Friday, September 15, 2017
Key to recovery from Irma, prayers and helping hands
In addition to everyday people helping each other, we heard stories of Apopka’s first responders going way above and beyond the call of their duty.
THE VOICE OF THE COMMUNITY: OPINION & ARTICLES OF INTEREST
O.C.’s response to Irma outstanding
By Bryan Nelson, County Commissioner District 2
In the aftermath of the storm, several damage assessment teams from different departments of Orange County government are currently assessing infrastructure and property damage.
Heroes and building codes bless schools
By Christine Moore, Orange County Public Schools
Running a shelter with little or no sleep deserves our heartfelt thanks.
A ‘short’ story about a ‘long’ tragedy in United States history
By Richard Corbeil
When I said this, he turned around, and after I saw the sad, lost look on his face, I felt bad because the record wouldn’t play.
Church community at its worst-and its best
By Dr. Gary Welton, Center for Vision & Values
Churches are havens and shelters for needy humans. They contain no perfect specimens. Nevertheless, they are held to high standards and are embarrassed when their building doors are locked during a local crisis.
All That Matters
By Patti Bankson, The Way I See It
Do Ethics matter? Morals? Character? Maybe we wouldn’t define them alike, but, we’d probably agree they have some things in common:
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Other Headlines, Events and More:
- During the horror of Hurricane Harvey, Operation Gratitude sent truckloads of much-needed supplies to hard-hit areas in Texas and Louisiana.
- Homeowners, renters and business owners in Orange, Brevard, Citrus, DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Hernando, Highlands, Indian River, Lake, Marion, Martin, Okeechobee, Osceola, Pasco, Polk, St. Lucie, Seminole, Sumter, and Volusia counties may now apply for federal disaster assistance for uninsured and underinsured damage and losses resulting from Hurricane Irma.
- The Wekiva Wilderness Trust will host an open house about volunteering opportunities at Wekiwa Springs State Park at the recreation hall at the youth camp.
- The Apopka High School Class of 1997 will hold its 20th-year reunion. The reunion begins with class members attending the Apopka Blue Darters homecoming football game.
- The Apopka Christian Ministerial Alliance (ACMA), Word of Life Church and the Wounded Officers Initiative are hosting a fundraising barbecue at Windy Acres Ranch.
- Because of storm preparation for Hurricane Irma and Florida being under a state of emergency, the Zellwood Community Reunion that was to be held on Saturday, September 9, has been moved.
- The Apopka Memorial High School Class of 1967 will hold its 50-year reunion at 6:30 p.m. at Windy Acres Ranch.
- The women of the First United Methodist Church of Apopka will host a bunco party as a fundraiser.
- New Hope Missionary Baptist Church of Apopka will host the Recovery at the Hope Conference. Reverend Bruce Kin-chens, pastor of Grace Community of Faith Baptist Church in Apopka, will be the guest speaker.
- Information from Orange County government regarding recovery from Hurricane Irma. Read about Permitting Fees Waived, Fence Repair, Debris, Licensed Contractors and Traffic Signals.