Friday, February 15, 2019
Gov. DeSantis made good move to order review of safety plans
While there are many other ways that can help curb violence in our schools, requiring our schools and law enforcement agencies to have proper plans in place is a great step.
THE VOICE OF THE COMMUNITY: OPINION & ARTICLES OF INTEREST
Rosenwald a top factor in education
By Christine Moore, County Commissioner
Sachs introduced Rosenwald to Booker T. Washington (1856-1915), the famed educator who, in 1881, started Tuskegee University in Alabama. Washington encouraged Rosenwald, as he had others, to address the state of African-American education in the U.S. Read more on Julius Rosenwald on page 2A.
Byrd to host meeting at AMMS on Feb. 19
By Melissa Byrd, Orange County School Board, District 7
As I continue in my journey as your new school board member, it is incredibly important to me to follow through on the promises I made while I was campaigning.
Time to recognize Ocasio-Cortez’s socialism as unconstitutional
By Richard Corbeil
Well, Al Gore must need a new climate-changing jet aircraft or extra cash for a new lady friend, or both. In any event, he’s got the ex-bartender Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez teamed up with Democrat Senator Ed Mackey of Massachusetts to fill a bunch of pockets with our money, oops, to eliminate the U.S carbon footprint by 2030.
Planet of the Wonder Women
By Patti Bankson, The Way I See It
The 2020 election is being touted as The Year of the Woman. Whether that actually happens or not, we’ll see. Eventually.
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- Planning Commission gives OK to housing, businesses. The Apopka Planning Commission passed all the items on its Tuesday, February 12 agenda. Find out where proposed developments will take place. See page 1A.
- Community Health Centers receives award. This program awards companies that excel at employee relations, use innovation to motivate employees, implement creative compensation programs and more. Find out what honor they received. See page 5A.
- February is National Heart Health Month, and agents with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) Extension are gearing up with programs to help Central Florida residents get and stay healthy. Read more on page 7A.
- When you die, certain members of your family may be eligible for survivors benefits. These include widows and widowers (and divorced widows and widowers), children, and dependent parents. Read more on survivor benefits on page 7A.
- Agriculture, one of the world’s oldest vocations, is also one that continues to reinvent itself with new technology. Two University of Florida professors say robots and information technology will rule the roost on farms in the coming years. Read this article on page 8A.
- Apopka Woman’s Club is offering scholarships to six young women. The GFWC Apopka Woman’s Club is offering six scholarships to young women from Apopka and an adult woman special scholarship. See more in this week’s section B.
- Applications available for 58th Apopka Art & Foliage Festival artists and crafters. Applications are now available for artists and crafters who wish to enter the 58th annual Apopka Art and Foliage Festival. See more in this week’s section B.
- Prayer Day will be Saturday. Wekiwa Springs Baptist, located at 584 N. Wekiwa Springs Road Apopka, is having a Prayer Day Saturday, February 16, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. See more in this week’s section B.
- Cancer survivors dinner, Apopka High School performance slated. A free dinner for cancer survivors will be held Saturday, March 2, beginning at 5 p.m. at the Apopka Community Center/VFW building, 519 S. Central Ave., Apopka. See more in this week’s section B.
Turnaround by Wekiva boys basketball team quite remarkable
PEERY’S EXTRA POINTS By John Peery
What a finish in Wekiva’s huge upset victory over Apopka in the District 9A-3 boys basketball semifinal game