Friday, November 15, 2019
Proposed ‘Shutdown Act’ doesn’t appear be about managing spending
Those Americans, who have been hoping for the kind of spending restraint that might someday halt, if not reverse, the increase in federal debt, have been abandoned.
Dr. Mark W. Hendrickson on the unattended issue of the federal debt
THE VOICE OF THE COMMUNITY: OPINION & ARTICLES OF INTEREST
Football team leads in town cleanups
Christine Moore, County Commissioner District 2
This past weekend, I hosted a community cleanup in Lockhart in conjunction with Orange County government, the people of Lockhart, Lockhart Baptist Church, and the Wekiva High football team. Read more on page 2A.
OCPS is excellent with exceptional ed
By Melissa Byrd, Orange County School Board, District 7
As I read through my School Board update this past month from Superintendent Barbara Jenkins, I was struck by the tremendous work our staff is doing in the area of Exceptional Student Education within the district. Read more on page 2A.
Why is it that ‘saviors’ are assaulted rather than exalted?
By Richard Corbel
It can take a few years, but the House Dems finally passed an impeachment measure of our greatest president in modern history, knowing that the GOP-controlled Senate will dump it sooner than you could say Bill Clinton or Monica Lewinsky. Read this column on page 2A.
Business: Big and Small
Our current, duly elected president, Donald Trump continues to work with unflagging vision and energy to find … and enact … solutions to our problems. Read more on page 5A.
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- Planning board votes on first step for a development near airport
The decision received applause from many of those in attendance at the Tuesday, November 12, Planning Commission meeting at Apopka City Hall. Find out how the Apopka City Council voted and what concerns were voiced about the project. See page 1A for details.
- Theme for December 14 parade in Apopka is ‘Christmas Memories’
The annual Christmas Parade is intended to encourage community support and celebration of the holiday season. Get specifics on the upcoming Christmas Parade and find out the deadline for registration on page 3A.
- Annual toy drive by Forever Wishes
The sixth annual toy drive by Forever Wishes, Inc. will be held. The group will be collecting for Toys 4 Tots, so each person attending is being asked to bring an unwrapped toy or toys. Read more on this event on page 3A.
- School board approves new contract
The decision was made at the school board’s regularly scheduled meeting at the Ronald Blocker Educational Leadership meeting in Orlando on Tuesday, November 12. Find out what the school board voted on that affects teacher salaries.
- To kick off the season of giving, Orange County Mayor Jerry L. Demings recently launched the 2019 Orange County Mayor’s Toy Drive at the Tuesday, November 12, Board of County Commissioners meeting. Read more about this festive fundraiser on page 1B.
- The Florida Supervisors of Elections is offering scholarship opportunities to students from around the state. Three scholarships for $1,200 each will be awarded in 2020. The deadline to apply for a scholarship is February 28, 2020. The winning students will be announced and recognized at the FSE Summer Conference next May. For more details, turn to page 1B.
- The Apopka Seventh-day Adventist Church has initiated a new program designed to learn of needs of members in the community and then work to help find solutions to those needs. Find out how this church plans to help their congregation and the community at large on page 2B.
- The Apopka Pregnancy Care Center is now accepting applications for board members and volunteers. Learn how you can help on page 3B.
In football, Apopka survives, Wekiva looks ahead to 2020
Peery’s Extra Points, John Peery
It was a good news/bad news kind of night for the high school football teams in our area last week when the playoffs started.
Read more on 6C.
AHS boys basketball raising funds through 100 for 100 Club
With the high school basketball season starting later this month, Apopka Blue Darters boys basketball coach Scott Williams is looking to raise funds for the program to help keep it self-sufficient
Physically challenged military veterans will be honored with golf
The 10th annual golf tournament for physically challenged disabled veterans at Zellwood Station Golf Club, U.S. Highway 441, Zellwood, will be held Saturday, November 23, at 8 a.m. This event is put on by the Zellwood Station Veterans & Associates, Inc.
Apopka travels for next playoff game
When Apopka and Bartram Trail met last year during the regular season, the Blue Darters had a field day, rushing for a school record 615 yards,