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Hand & Foot

There’s an old game sweeping the that may be popular again. It’s a new way of getting the family or friends together for a pleasant evening. The game is similar to Canasta and has so many variations that it is best to ‘plan ahead’ which way it will be played when your group gets together […]

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Top-Secret Ghost Army

by Freddy Groves It takes a certain kind of soldier to create diversions on the spot, pretend to be a much larger unit than they are, and believably im-personate others, but that’s exactly what the top-secret Ghost Army did in World War II. Over 1,000 men, with their act-ions, saved the lives of an estimated […]

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Don’t Fall For Offers That Sound WAY Too Good To Be True

My detectives at the Vol- usia Sheriff’s Office recently received a heart-breaking report of an older resident who was scammed out of more than $16,000—all because scammers promised him $100,000. This gentleman told us he had been scammed over several months by several people who pretended to work for the U.S. government. Here’s what happened: […]

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When A Pet Evolves

At the animal shelter, we discuss the 3-3-3 adjustment guideline for pets entering a new home. Simply, 3 days, 3 weeks, and 3 months are the milestones attained by the pet in most circumstances. Some pets might need some extra time to adjust, but the 3-3-3 assessment is usually pretty accurate. For the first 3-days […]

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$240 Million Worth Of Fraud

By Freddy Groves The owner of several construction companies has been nailed for fraud. His crime: Defrauding the Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB) pro- gram for the purpose of grabbing up government contracts that he wasn’t eligible for. The scam went on from 2004 to 2017 and netted the thieves $240 million in contracts over […]

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The Devil Went Down To Georgia

by Samantha Weaver The Psychotria elata flower, also affectionately known as the hot lips plant, which grows in the rain forests of Central and South America, resembles a puckering mouth covered in lipstick. After losing a drunken poker bet in 2009, a New Zealand man had his name legally changed to Full Metal Havok More […]

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Elective Share

The Florida Constitution and Florida Statutes offer protection for spouses so that one cannot be left penniless if his or her spouse dies and tries to leave the estate to somebody else. The Elective Share Law is a Florida statute that provides that the surviving spouse receives thirty percent of the decedent’s estate if the […]

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Spider Wall

It isn’t every day that you keep a strong memory of something you read but when you do, it is worth sharing. During World War II, a soldier was separated from his unit on an island. The fighting had been intense, and in the smoke and the crossfire he had lost touch with his comrades. […]

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Seniors Centers

The Florida Department of Elder Affairs aims to make communities safe and nurturing places for all Floridians to live well and age well—a state that benefits seniors and youth alike. Florida, is firmly committed to helping seniors meet the challenges of aging. Florida’s seniors are instrumental in paving the way for future generations to live, […]

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What’s In The Stars

Aries (March 21 to April 19) A strong social whirl brings a new round of good times to fun-loving Rams and Ewes. Also, Cupid is busy aiming arrows at single Lambs hoping for love. Taurus (April 20 to May 20) A romantic incident could take a more serious turn if the Bovine considers meeting Cupid’s […]

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