Penny Fletcher

Pastor reclaims land he loved as a child

  By PENNY FLETCHER penny@observernews.net WIMAUMA- Donnie Newberry remembers climbing trees and fishing in the creek on land he has now purchased and is dedicating to God as
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Ruskin expert recycles pipes from retired organs

  By PENNY FLETCHERpenny@observernews.netSOUTH COUNTY — The part of the organ visible to people watching it played is but a tiny portion of what makes the ...
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Students explain how AVID program prepares them to learn

  By PENNY FLETCHER penny@observernews.net GIBSONTON - Earlier this month students at middle and high schools across the county made displays at their schools for parents and interested ...
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Easter week accident damages family's grave sites- again

  By Penny Fletcher penny@observernews.net RUSKIN- Three years ago Julie Jones and her daughter were taking flowers to her parents graves on Easter Day when a truck slammed ...
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Dinner to honor retiring pastors Lloyd and Joan Scott to be held May 2

  By PENNY FLETCHER penny@observernews.net RUSKIN - Pastors Lloyd and Joan Scott of Ruskin’s Foursquare Gospel Church are moving to the Ocala area to be near family after ...
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Pastor reclaims land he loved as a child

  By PENNY FLETCHER penny@observernews.net WIMAUMA- Donnie Newberry remembers climbing trees and fishing in the creek on land he has now purchased and is dedicating to God as ...
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Ruskin expert recycles pipes from retired organs

  By PENNY FLETCHERpenny@observernews.netSOUTH COUNTY — The part of the organ visible to people watching it played is but a tiny portion of what makes the ...
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Students explain how AVID program prepares them to learn

  By PENNY FLETCHER penny@observernews.net GIBSONTON - Earlier this month students at middle and high schools across the county made displays at their schools for parents and interested ...
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Easter week accident damages family's grave sites- again

  By Penny Fletcher penny@observernews.net RUSKIN- Three years ago Julie Jones and her daughter were taking flowers to her parents graves on Easter Day when a truck slammed ...
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Dinner to honor retiring pastors Lloyd and Joan Scott to be held May 2

  By PENNY FLETCHER penny@observernews.net RUSKIN - Pastors Lloyd and Joan Scott of Ruskin’s Foursquare Gospel Church are moving to the Ocala area to be near family after ...
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image Penny Fletcher Penny has lived in South County since 1979; in Ruskin, Apollo Beach and Riverview and knows the area and its people well. Before becoming a correspondent for The Observer News and the Riverview Current, she wrote for The Tampa Tribune and has been the Bureau Editor for The East Bay Breeze, The Sun, and the South Shore News. Her work has earned many awards from the Florida Press Association and Community Papers of Florida; including First, Second and Third Place state-wide awards for News Writing, Original Writing, Feature Writing, Columns and Editorials. She has also been awarded a First Place, state-wide photography award. From 2000 to 2006 she edited for Amazon Books publishing division, BookSurge, via the Web; wrote book jackets and marketing copy and worked one-on-one with many Amazon authors. She currently freelances as a writer, editor, speaker and coach at www.pennyfletcher.com.
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