Tag Archives: Ocala

Marion County Program Works To Keep Elderly On Their Feet

By on February 16th, 2015 | Last updated: February 16, 2015 at 2:38 pm

One in three elders fall each year. A Marion County program works to increase elders’ fitness levels to improve their balance and prevent falling.

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Rainbow Family Gathers For Peace In Ocala National Forest

By on February 3rd, 2015 | Last updated: February 6, 2015 at 11:37 am

Advocates for love and peace, the Rainbow Family will be camping out in the Ocala National Forest in February. They hope this year will bring good times despite their controversial past.

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In the News: Fraud Unit Raids Dental Office, Florida-Cuba Trade, Marion County Counterterrorism, Smoke Lingers Around Goethe

By on January 29th, 2015 | Last updated: January 29, 2015 at 2:54 pm

State Medicaid fraud unit raids dental office in Ocala – Investigators seized computers and documents from a dental office suspected of Medicaid fraud in Ocala on Wednesday. Churchill Dentistry has been previously investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency. Ocala […]

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Collectors Seek Vintage Beer Cans In Everyday Trash

By on January 28th, 2015 | Last updated: January 29, 2015 at 12:01 pm

While other beer consumers want nothing to do with their cans once they’re empty, a small but growing number of locals keep the containers as part of their personal beer can collections. Some of the cans, which were sold in the early to mid-20th century, can be worth hundreds of dollars.

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Twenty-Sixth Annual Day of Champions Race Held In Ocala

By on January 27th, 2015 | Last updated: January 27, 2015 at 2:06 pm

The 26th annual Day of Champions race was held Tuesday at an Ocala racetrack. The event was preceded by an auction of 60 thoroughbreds by the Ocala Breeders Sales company.

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Fundraiser Drives Marion County Elementary School Students to Create License Plate Art

By on January 14th, 2015 | Last updated: January 14, 2015 at 4:20 pm

By making art on license plates, elementary school students flex their creative muscles while raising money for their schools’ art programs.

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Boy Gives Organ Transplant Recipient New Lease On Life

By on November 26th, 2014 | Last updated: November 26, 2014 at 1:34 pm

After a young boy and his mother were killed in a car crash, several people were saved by their choice to be organ donors.

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Ocala Double Homicide Suspect Dies in Local Hospital

By on October 22nd, 2014 | Last updated: October 22, 2014 at 6:17 pm

The suspect in a double homicide has died last night, Tuesday. Ricardo De Jesus Barrera was suspected to have shot and killed Bonnie and Julia Motto.

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Lack of Volunteers Leave Elderly Looking for Conversation

By on September 30th, 2014 | Last updated: September 30, 2014 at 1:56 pm

Lester Poole has stories he may never get to tell. The 94-year-old served in the United States Coast Guard from 1939 to 1947, during which he traveled the globe and went wherever the tide took him. “South Africa. Brazil,” he […]

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Ocala Community Members Unite at Prayer Vigil

By on September 25th, 2014 | Last updated: September 25, 2014 at 11:41 am

Ocala religious leaders and the Ocala Police Department organized a community prayer vigil to promote an end to the recent violence in the community. Four drive-by-shootings have left three injured since early September.

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