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Today's Features

  • When I was a new Christian, I discovered a portrait of Jesus called the “Laughing Christ” at a Christian book store.

    At the time I was attending a serious church, a church where the thought of Jesus laughing was most likely frowned on. Maybe Jesus smiled at babies and puppies, but telling jokes with his friends? God forbid.

  • When I was a new Christian, I discovered a portrait of Jesus called the “Laughing Christ” at a Christian book store.

    At the time I was attending a serious church, a church where the thought of Jesus laughing was most likely frowned on. Maybe Jesus smiled at babies and puppies, but telling jokes with his friends? God forbid.

  • Sometimes we learn life lessons in the strangest ways. Living in Ocala, with its diverse population of minorities, has opened my eyes to the religion and culture of many of my neighbors. Like most people, the old adage “Birds of a feather flock together” is true for most of my social situations, but the other day I received a lesson from a most unlikely and unexpected source.

  • Sometimes we learn life lessons in the strangest ways. Living in Ocala, with its diverse population of minorities, has opened my eyes to the religion and culture of many of my neighbors. Like most people, the old adage “Birds of a feather flock together” is true for most of my social situations, but the other day I received a lesson from a most unlikely and unexpected source.

  • For many, math is about as confusing as it gets: Why is a(b+2) = a(c+3) so important to learn, anyways? But for others, math is a passion and every equation has a purpose.

    That’s what 400 middle and high school Citrus County students demonstrated Saturday at the annual district-wide Math Field Day competition at the West Citrus Elks Lodge in Homosassa.

  • By Dr. Cheryl McFarland-Bryant

    In today’s hectic world, we unfortunately grow up to believe that less is not more, bigger is better. So we push ourselves to do and to achieve the maximum results in our lives. This stress causes blood chemistry changes that increases abdominal fat, raises blood pressure, affects our hormone levels and hastens the signs of aging. Muscles tighten and tension headaches may result. 

    These are just a few of the harmful effects of stress. 

  • By Dr. Cheryl McFarland-Bryant

    In today’s hectic world, we unfortunately grow up to believe that less is not more, bigger is better. So we push ourselves to do and to achieve the maximum results in our lives. This stress causes blood chemistry changes that increases abdominal fat, raises blood pressure, affects our hormone levels and hastens the signs of aging. Muscles tighten and tension headaches may result. 

    These are just a few of the harmful effects of stress. 

  • Breast cancer is an extremely common disease, and it affects 1 in 11 women in their lifetime. Approximately, 300,000 women get this diagnosis every year in the United States alone, some with invasive disease and some with in situ disease.

  • Breast cancer is an extremely common disease, and it affects 1 in 11 women in their lifetime. Approximately, 300,000 women get this diagnosis every year in the United States alone, some with invasive disease and some with in situ disease.

  • Q: I read your column in the Chronicle each time and find it most helpful and interesting.

    I am 81 years old and have all my own teeth, except that a few are capped and I have some fillings. I go to the dentist two times a year and have my check up and X-rays.