Friday, January 19, 2018
Hopefully, the day will come when we all follow His example
We must keep on working toward that equality so that one day we can truly live as though all of us have a chance to make something of our lives, no matter the color of our skin or our beliefs.
THE VOICE OF THE COMMUNITY: OPINION & ARTICLES OF INTEREST
State union contracts financial threat
By Dr. John Sparks, Center for Vision & Values
Unions have been on the decline since 1954 – which was their high point in membership as a percentage of the workforce.
Memories are vital tools in our lives
By Christine Moore, Orange County Public Schools
After an exciting week of remembering the contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the 100th anniversary of the Apopka tornado, I decided to conduct a bit of Internet research on the power of remembering.
Immigrant numbers and role after 1820 highly overrated
By Richard Corbeil
The 20th edition of The New York Times Almanac of Record contains a revealing chart of U.S. immigrant numbers by decades
They’re the Sane Ones?
By Patti Bankson, The Way I See It
From the moment Donald and Melania Trump came down the Trump Tower escalator to announce he would be running for president, he has been hated by liberals from all walks of life and politicians of all stripes in a way that I could never have imagined.
Letters to the Editor:
Pageant name should change
Fred Rivenburg, Apopka
It appears that the fix is in
Marvin Guttman, Apopka
Jesus loves you and so do we
Good Neighbor Place Volunteer Staff
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Other Headlines, Events and More:
- City Council votes unanimously on every item of short agenda
By Teresa Sargeant, Apopka Chief Staff
- Warehouses of about 2.5 million square feet proposed for Plymouth
By John Peery, Apopka Chief Staff
- Apopka police are looking for an unknown number of suspects who ransacked four businesses in a plaza at the southwest corner of the intersection of Rock Springs Road and Welch Road.
- State Representative Jennifer Sullivan’s staff will hold office hours at Apopka City Hall, from 9 a.m. to noon for constituent outreach.
- Ten people have signed up to run for three offices that will be on the ballot of the city of Apopka election.
- A date has been set for a debate between the two men running to be the mayor of Apopka.
- The Orange County Property Appraiser’s office will have temporary satellite offices in the Apopka area three consecutive days in late January and early February.
- Florida Hospital will host a job fair for registered and graduate nurse positions on its seven campuses. Human resource managers will conduct on-site interviews for RN and GN positions, which offer competitive wages and immediate benefits. See page 1B for more information.
- Apopka High’s Senior Class Council is hosting a student male beauty pageant, “Mr. AHS,” on Tuesday, January 23 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the high school’s auditorium.
- The North Orange Library Branch sets events for February: Cookies and Milk with a Cop, Family Game Night, Make Believe: Dress and Play, Trapped In The Trade: Film Viewing and Discussion, and more. See page 1B and 3B.
- Laura Duksta, a New York Times best selling author of children’s books, will read from her books at a special event called Love.Play.Read.
- Program to educate about bats. Locals can learn more about these mysterious animals during Bats in Your Backyard, a free program at the Markham Woods Church of Seventh-day Adventists. For more information, see page 3B.
- Residents living in and around the Apopka area can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes, and other chronic, serious conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening.
- Kaleb Drew Bevelle and Kelby Joshua Bevelle, both of Apopka, graduated from Clemson University at the December 21, 2017, ceremonies, according to a Clemson university press release.
OTHER SPORTS HEADLINES
- The Apopka Blue Darters boys soccer team will hold a free youth soccer clinic, following the 6 p.m. soccer match between the Blue Darters and the Jones Tigers.
- Patriots helped me out in my picks for NFL playoff games
By John Peery, Peery’s Extra Points