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Local church first in Marion County to win certification as ‘Dementia Friendly’

More than 60 members of the St. Paul Parish National Catholic Church, located at 5245 SE 112th Street in Belleview recently attended a two-hour training...

Exercise may help to prevent dementia  

More than 80 percent of North Americans over the age of 85 suffer from some form of dementia. A new study in rats helps...

John von Neumann, father of the computer revolution

John von Neumann was one of the most versatile and brilliant mathematicians of all time.  He was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 1955 and...

Dr. Gabe Mirkin and wife Diana to speak Tuesday at New Covenant United Methodist...

Dr. Gabe Mirkin and his wife Diana will be presenting a program in the health series taking place at the New Covenant United Methodist...

Charles Bradley and stomach cancer

Soul singer Charles Bradley died of stomach cancer on September 23, 2017 at the very young age of 68. As you read his life...

Sumter County health officials distributing mosquito repellant to residents

While supplies last, the Florida Department of Health in Sumter County will be distributing free mosquito repellant to Sumter County residents. (Mosquito repellant was requested and...

Franz Schubert, syphilis and mercury poisoning

Two centuries ago, Franz Schubert composed music that today is among the most frequently performed music by classical orchestras, piano soloists, singers and choruses....

Residents urged to protect themselves from mosquitoes in wake of Hurricane Irma

Due to floodwaters and rainfall from Hurricane Irma, mosquito populations are expected to be larger than normal for the immediate future. Florida Department of...

Rich Piana another body builder who died too young

In August 2017, the world-famous body builder Rich Piana collapsed from a heart attack while his girlfriend was giving him a haircut.  He died...

Sumter County announces aerial spraying to combat mosquitos in wake of Hurricane Irma

During Hurricane Irma, Sumter County received an estimated 8.5 – 12.5 inches of rainfall throughout the county. The subsequent standing flood waters have allowed the...

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