Boy Scouts confusing 6-year-olds
By Dr. Joseph Horton, Center for Vision & Values
The Boy Scouts have announced that children who are biologically female but identify as male may now be scouts. By so doin, they have joined a movement whose understanding of gender would make perfect sense to a typical 3-year-old, but would confuse a typical 6-year-old.
THE VOICE OF THE COMMUNITY: OPINION & ARTICLES OF INTEREST
Broad range of mental health services
By Bryan Nelson, County Commissioner District 2
The Orange County Mental Health and Homeless Division ensures that quality mental health services for individuals and families, children and adults, are available and accessible in this community.
Must have plan ready for deportations
By Christine Moore, Orange County Public School Board Member
We are living in challenging times. A recent Orlando Sentinel story reported on schools that reported large numbers of students missing on the “Miss an Immigrant Day.”
God offers heavenly hope for everyone including “Jane Roe”
By Richard Corbel
…it was the sight of a freezer full of frozen fetuses she saw in 1989, that started the process of thawing her heart to the recognition of abortion as a horrible crime…
Anchor Babies and The 14th Amendment
By Patti Bankson
Clearly, the original intent of the 14th Amendment was not to facilitate illegal aliens defying U.S. law and obtaining citizenship for their children, or receiving benefits at taxpayer expense.
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Other Headlines, Events and More:
- Planning Commission approves various public hearings
By Teresa Sargeant, Apopka Chief Staff
- John Rivers, owner of 4 Rivers Smokehouse regional restaurant chain, will be the speaker at the annual Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast at the Apopka Community Center/VFW.
- Hope CommUnity Center will host an immigration fair at the center to give information about various issues for immigrants, including knowing their rights.
- Orange County Clerk of Courts Tiffany Moore Russell will host the Legal Matters forum, “Public Records: What’s Confidential and What’s Not,” in the Orange County Courthouse.
- State Representative Jennifer Sullivan’s staff will hold office hours at Apopka City Hall for constituent outreach.
- A Mother’s Day concert with the Orlando Philharmonic will be held at the Apopka amphitheater.
- Orange County Clerk of Courts offers multiple options to choose from when paying a traffic ticket or fine that may keep residents from having to stand in a line.
- Town hall event unveils plans for new affordable housing
By Teresa Sargeant, Apopka Chief Staff
- Loaves & Fishes’ annual Walk for Hunger, the non-profit Christian organization’s only fundraiser for the year, will include prayer, raffle prizes and awards. Walk for Hunger donations from the walk will be used for purchasing food items to fill Loaves & Fishes warehouse.
- Applications are now available for artists and crafters who wish to enter the 56th annual Apopka Art and Foliage Festival that will be held April 29 and 30 at Kit Land Nelson Park, Apopka, Florida.
- Zellwood Station will hold its annual quilt show at the main recreation building, The Depot.
- “The Hidden Figures,” a black history program, will be held at the John Bridges Community Center. The program will have dancing, singing, spoken word, skit and much more.
- The Tangerine monthly breakfast, sponsored by the Tangerine Improvement Society, will hold an all-you-can-eat pancake and French toast breakfast, including sausage, eggs, juice and coffee.
- The next Movie Night in the Park featuring the hit film “Moana” will be at the Apopka Amphitheater.
- Oakland Nature Preserve President Jim Peterson will lead a two- to three-hour nature kayak tour on Lake Apopka.
- Goodwill Industries of Central Florida is offering a free one-day workshop that will help participants in their job search.
- St. Francis of Assisi will hold the 17th annual golf outing fundraiser for its Food Pantry at Zellwood Station Golf Club.
- Artists are invited to submit work for the third annual Sculpture on the Lawn exhibition, an outdoor display featured at the entrance to the Orange County Administration Center in the heart of downtown Orlando.
- Jennifer Hunt of Apopka was among more than 3,000 students from Miami University who received degrees during fall commencement exercises.