For Friday, March 5, 2021
Camp Wewa has meant so much to so many throughout the decades and it would be wonderful for it to continue being meaningful for generations to come. Read more on page 2A.
THE VOICE OF THE COMMUNITY: OPINION & ARTICLES OF INTEREST
Flooding issue ongoing problem
By Christine Moore
If you have ever shopped at the Hobby Lobby or Beall’s in Apopka, you have probably noticed water pumps. Lots of pumps. In fact, last summer there were almost a half-dozen pumps utilized by the city, county, and state to stop Border Lake, Lake Cortez, and Lake Ruden from flooding. Read more on page 2A.
In-person graduations important
By Melissa Byrd, Orange County School Board, District
March is here and only a few months left until the 2020-21 school year ends. This past week, we received some much-awaited-for news: In-person graduations will take place this year! Read more on page 2A.
Walter Williams, Black economist, should be on Fortune’s list of 19
By Dr. James Finck
I read a post about an article from Fortune magazine that lists 19 Black economists to know and celebrate. I think it is great that we celebrate the contributions of Black Americans, but when Walter Williams is left off of any list of important economists, especially Black economists, I have to question the motives of those who made the list. Read more on page 2A.
Some Promises Are Best Not Kept
By Patti Bankson
Most people would probably say they believe that if you’re going to make a promise, it’s important to keep it. As strange as it is for me to say that I agree, I do … normally. Because I also believe that there are times when a promise is made that would be best not kept. I believe that campaign promises would apply. Read more on page 5A.
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