Ocala News

Rock the Red a Conservative Republican Rally was a great success. It was held at the Ocala Live stock Pavilion. When I saw the number’s that the local daily printed I knew that was wrong and misleading, the official count was 2,034 which was 4 times what they printed in the daily, people were showing up all day long at the 13 hour event. There were a lot of Tea Party people attending. This all day event featured musicians, speakers, and booths starting at 10am.  I love this picture, the look on this ladies face while posing with a Trump poster.  This picture was sent to me by the REC Chair Brigitte Smith who got it from Tea Party member’s. I want to thank them all for the effort. I will apologize for the mis information by the daily newspaper, I am only a monthly so I have a little more time to get it right. Organizer Justin Williams with Rock the Red was disappointed in the coverage.

The CEP Ocala Metro Chamber of Commerce held this months after hours at the Paddock Mall. Great food by Crazy Cucumber, thank you. There was entertainment suppled by the Mall. The CEP representative Tom James presented Jamie Zimbleman, MBA  General Manager of the Mall a plaque thanking him and the Mall for sponsoring their fourth annual After Hours.

Christine is the Medicare Insurance Lady. Christine has had more than 17 years in the Medicare insurance arena, with focus in the Medicare Supplement and Medicare Advantage spaces. She comes from a medical background of ten years, so she brings a unique knowledge base to her career as an insurance agent.  Christine has built her client base with a one on one approach and makes recommendations based on the needs and goals of her clients.  She has operated mainly in the Central Florida area, but does have a client presence statewide.  Christine has a home office in Central Ocala and operates out of a satellite office outside On Top of the World, with golf cart access and another office near the Brownwood Community in Wildwood. Since Christine has been a broker for her entire career, she can offer plans based on her client’s needs.  Christine’s client loyalty is a testament to her dedication to her clients and the service she provides.  She offers an annual review of her client’s policy and reviews any changes as well as any new plans available.  She has developed a wealth of knowledge over the years and loves her job. You can reach Christine at Cell – 352-572-8510.

The city of Ocala has a variety of beautiful parks for the whole family. Different parks offer different amenities such as playground equipment, walking trails and courts for various sports.

Parks are open from sunrise to sunset, with the exception of lighted courts and fields which close at 10 p.m.

https://www.ocalafl.org/government/city-departments-i-z/recreation-parks/parks

Ocala Skate Park

517 NE Ninth St.

Open daily | Sunrise – 10 PM

The Ocala Skate Park is 6 acres with a dedicated parking lot, murals, benches, and most importantly, plenty of surfaces for skaters!

Pursuant to Florida Statute, 316.0085, the skate park is only for skateboarding, in-line skating and freestyle bicycling only.  No other recreational activity is permitted in this designated area. Mountain bikes and off-road biking are not permitted.

Please exercise caution and follow all recommended guidelines. Failure to comply with all rules and regulations may prohibit your future use of the park. Your understanding and cooperation will benefit all users. No modifications to the riding surface or features are allowed.

Rules to Ride at the Ocala Skate Park Continue reading

The 19th annual Senior Fishing Derby was a great success, with over a 125 reservations accounted for. The weather was great the bait was plentiful, the fish were plentiful. The winners of the Senior Fishing Derby were: Oldest Fisherwoman –91 years young Violet Diaglin; Biggest Fish – Was Urbert Yancy and the most fish was caught by Willie Mae Brown. They were catching a lot of bigger fish, (catch and release) The Florida Wildlife had stocked lake Tuscawilla with catfish for the Junior Fishing Day.

Thank-You to the City Senior Center, for coordinating the event. Thank you to the city crew for the set up and clean up. Thank you to Parks security and wild life officers. Thanks to BJ Trophy’s for the trophy’s and many sponsors. It is always a great day when you can get people out in the park for a picnic and a morning of fishing. A good time was had by all.

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Date: 06/10/2022 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Location: Webb Field at Martin Luther King Recreation Complex
1510 NW Fourth St., Ocala, Florida 34475

The City of Ocala in partnership with Marion Cultural Alliance present the 2022 Levitt AMP Ocala Music Series! This series returns Fridays, April 22 through July 1 (excluding May 27), 7 to 9 p.m. at Webb Field at the Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Complex (1510 NW Fourth Street).

Join us for 10 FREE concerts and 10 non-profit intermission activities, as well as food trucks, non-profit vendors, and artisan vendors. Stay tuned for the 2022 lineup release!

For more information, visit www.ocalafl.org/levittamp

HEADLINING ARTIST: Bette Smith Continue reading

It is with a heavy heart we announce the passing of Morgan Harold Bevis Jr. on March 10, 2022. Harold fought a lengthy battle due to complications from surgery. His 72nd birthday would have been March 19, 2022. Harold Jr. was a wonderful person with a HUGE heart. He was raised in Key West, Florida, and has many Conch friends. He was a veteran who served two terms in Vietnam. Later, he managed his family’s Chevrolet dealership until it was sold then continued to work for other dealerships for many years. Harold and his earlier wife, Connie Ann Losley, reunited, and he moved to Ocala in 2007. They enjoyed life together, and Harold Jr. especially loved boating, hunting, camping, attending church, and having lots of great times with family and friends. He leaves behind his wife, Connie Ann; daughter, Morgan Bevis; stepsons, Alex Pendleton and Andrew Pendleton; and granddaughter, Alanna Pendleton. He also leaves behind his brother, Alan Bevis, sisters Donna Sue Shirah (Richard Diaz) and Marcia Bevis Perga (Tony Perga), many nieces, nephews, and family members, and MANY friends. Harold is now home with his Lord and Savior. A Memorial Service was held in his honor along with his heavenly Birthday party.

Volunteer Staff writer

Meet Brigitte Smith, RN, she is the Chair for the Marion County Republican Executive Committee.  Brigitte read our paper and finds it to be informative. We are quite interested in how the growth this year has been.  She was elected Chair January last year. On their  first meeting as a new board, only 20 members in attendance, now a little over a year later, over 140 in attendance.  They have had many successes. Truly, this REC is not the typical REC of past.  They are known as the “red shirts” to our Marion County delegation of local and state elected officials.

They will be hosting a Judge candidate forum in May.  There are 4 judge candidates confirmed. There will be an attorney who will be moderating the event.

Chair, Marion County Republican Executive Committee

brigittesmith37@yahoo.com

The Byrne Brothers

  • Date: 05/13/2022 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Location: Webb Field at Martin Luther King Recreation Complex, 1510 NW Fourth St.
    Ocala, Florida 34475

The Byrne Brothers (Celtic)

The City of Ocala in partnership with Marion Cultural Alliance present the 2022 Levitt AMP Ocala Music Series! This series returns Fridays, April 22 through July 1 (excluding May 27), 7 to 9 p.m. at Webb Field at the Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Complex (1510 NW Fourth Street).

Join us for 10 FREE concerts and 10 non-profit intermission activities, as well as food trucks, non-profit vendors, and artisan vendors. Stay tuned for the 2022 lineup release!

For more information, visit www.ocalafl.org/levittamp

HEADLINING ARTIST: The Byrne Brothers

The Byrne Brothers are a traditional Irish family band from Donegal, moved to Florida in 2018 after receiving their US permanent residency for their “Extraordinary ability in the arts” and have been taking America by storm ever since!

The Byrne Brothers are Luca 15 on Button Accordion, Finn 13 on Banjo, Dempsey 10 on Bodhrán and Tin Whistle with Tommy the dad on Guitar, Uilleann Pipes, Fiddle and Bagpipes and Julie the mammy on sound.

The boys are all County Champions several times on their instruments, Ulster Champion Irish Dancers and the youngest ever Cast Member Entertainers of Walt Disney World Florida after 12 months playing at the famous Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant in Disney Springs.

OPENING ARTIST: Scott Jackson

A dentist, musician, family man and Navy veteran, Scott Jackson has carved out an enviable life playing well with others, but this decade has set the award-winning singer-songwriter on a solo course.

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