Tag Archives: Christmas

Search continues for missing Ocala man

Ocala police are asking the public for help locating a man missing since Christmas Day. OPD Sergeant Chas Maier says Russell Lynn Hoagland has indicated he may harm himself. [audio:https://www.wuft.org/news/files/2012/01/MAIER3.mp3] Currently, he says police have little information about where Hoagland is. Anyone with information can contact Ocala Police or Crime …

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Holiday celebration by land or by sea

Boats strung with lights and playing Christmas jingles will spread the holiday spirit in the 26th annual Weeki Wachee Christmas Boat Parade taking place tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. Vessels large and small will start the parade by launching off at Roger’s Park in Spring Hill, float down the channel and …

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Whole town comes out to deck the halls

Many Americans celebrate Christmas by coming together with their communities in the holiday spirit. WUFT-FM’s Emily Burris shares how the small town of Hawthorne throws a big Christmas celebration every year. [audio:https://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/12/BurrisHawthorneXmasFinalWRAP.mp3]

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Ocala residents getting ready for weekend parade

Seventy thousand people are expected to line up on East Silver Springs Boulevard in Ocala tomorrow for the 63rd annual Christmas Parade. Marion County Schools Public Relations officer Kevin Christian says approximately 120 units, including floats, marching bands and community groups will take part in the parade. [audio:https://www.wuft.org/news/files/2011/12/Christian3.mp3] He says …

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Christmas packages head to troops overseas

The Military Support Group of Alachua County compiled 90 care packages to send to overseas military last night. Local families with deployed friends or loved ones can submit addresses to the support group for their soldier to get a monthly present. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Meredith Chipman spoke with President Pam Krueger about the …

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