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Obituaries: July 31, 2014

Richard G. Cooper Richard G. Cooper, 91, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on July 23, 2014, in St. Cloud, Minn. He was a veteran of WWII, retired from…

Stalag Luft III — a World War II POW account

Stalag Luft III — a World War II POW account

By LIA MARTIN World War II veteran Donald Durant, who retired as a lieutenant colonel and as a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in the Pentagon, spent 10…

Southeastern Guide Dogs for the sight-impaired

Southeastern Guide Dogs for the sight-impaired

By LIA MARTIN Billy helps Gloria Orodzielowicz live her life everyday, one step at a time. He is her eyes, guiding her where she needs to go, whether it is…

Apollo Beach church celebrating ‘Christmas in July’

Apollo Beach church celebrating ‘Christmas in July’

By KEVIN BRADY It’s hot, sticky and muggy outside — a perfect time to celebrate Christmas. So say the folks at Calvary Lutheran Church in Apollo Beach. Calvary’s “12 Days…

Enjoying the puppy days of summer

Enjoying the puppy days of summer

Despite the unrelenting heat and humidity of late, the season is still too young to be referred to as “the dog days of summer.”  These are, perhaps, the “puppy days…

Riverview mom in fight of her life

Riverview mom in fight of her life

By KEVIN BRADY Heroes come cheap today. Dunk a basketball or hit a few home runs and you are lauded nationwide as some kind of superman. And then there’s Sherry…

Pioneer partnership could prove a big boon to area

Pioneer partnership could prove a big boon to area

By PENNY FLETCHER A  business, county government and nonprofit agency partnership is the first of its kind in the area and could be a pilot for other projects both here…

Close call

Close call

Lightning struck the Sun City Center Plaza at noon July 16 as business members were entering the Greater Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce for their weekly “Exchange” luncheon. About…

New season breeds confidence on gridiron for Lennard Longhorns

New season breeds confidence on gridiron for Lennard Longhorns

By KEVIN BRADY There’s a quiet confidence among the Lennard Longhorns this year. Hope may spring eternal at the start of every season, but it’s hard work and talent that…

Obituaries: July 24, 2014

Carl H. Clark Carl H. Clark, 91, of Sun City Center, Fla., passed away on Sunday, July 13, 2014. Carl is survived by his daughters Janet Clark Smith and Nancy…