Friday, March 23, 2018
Kidd’s withdrawal not how it should be done
We thought she would be a fighter on the City Council, if elected, but she proved us wrong on that part with her withdrawal from the race.
THE VOICE OF THE COMMUNITY: OPINION & ARTICLES OF INTEREST
Big 3 moving on healthcare reform
By Richard Kocur, Center for Vision & Values
Warren Buffett, Jeff Bezos, and Jamie Dimon vs. the entire United States Congress? My money is on Buffett, Bezos, and Dimon. These men, three of the wealthiest, most influential, and powerful business leaders in the world, recently announced an alliance that will attempt to address the tangled knot that is the U.S. healthcare system.
This level of Revelation can only come from Him
By Richard Corbel
In the early 1900s, the rains began sporadically, then, there were record rainfalls in 1948 when Israel was reborn as a nation. There were bigger rainfalls in 1967 after the Six-Day War and the taking back of Jerusalem.
By Patti Bankson
Her insults and disdain probably turned off more women voters than the number she believes were drawn in by her “charisma”.
Letters to the Editor:
Is splashpad made of solid gold?
John S. Handzuk, Apopka
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Other Headlines, Events and More:
- State Representative Jennifer Sullivan’s staff will hold office hours at Apopka City Hall. For hours, see this week’s Apopka Chief.
- Central Florida Expressway Authority will celebrate the opening of the next five miles of the Wekiva Parkway, located between State Road 46, Round Lake Road, Kelly Park Road and County Road 435/Mount Plymouth Road on Saturday, March 31. Read more on page 3A.
- See City campaign contributions from Feb. 24-March 8 on page 4A.
- An Apopka 2018 post session town hall meeting will take place at Victory Church, 509 S. Park Ave., Apopka. Apopka-area State Senator Randolph Bracy, and state representatives Jennifer Sullivan and Kamia Brown will lead the meeting.
- People meeting for online exchanges should exercise extreme caution, Apopka police say. Read this article on page 7A.
- The governor has vetoed a $1-million road project for Apopka. Read why it has been vetoed in this week’s Apopka Chief.
- A public meeting to discuss the changes the state government is making to the Wekiva River Basin Management Action Plan (BMAP) will be held at Apopka Memorial Middle School, 425 N. Park Avenue. More information can be found on page 8A.
- Over 600 people show up at Zellwood mansion’s tours. The tours featured actors in period attire presenting vignettes that shed light on the history of the historic mansion, which was referred to as the Laughlin estate in earlier times.
- Scholarship applications being accepted. Applications are being accepted for the $1,000 Alice Beth Miner Memorial Scholarship that is offered by the Northwest Orange Republican Women, Federated, an Apopka-based organization.
- Rotary scholarship deadline is March 31.Time is running out for high school students to submit their applications for the Rotary Club of Apopka scholarships, which will award up to four $1,000 scholarships.
OTHER SPORTS HEADLINES
- Apopka High girls wrestling team reaching new heights
“The 2018 season was very successful,” Apopka coach Bruce McMillian said.
- Wekiva girls wrestling program building in various ways
Perhaps the best summary of the 2017-18 girls wrestling season for the Wekiva Mustangs is that the program is growing in quality and quantity.
- Plans early in vacation were soaked by two days with rain
Well, can you believe it? I take a week’s vacation and now Mother Nature has decided we need some rain.