Good news in Ocala, Florida includes student achievements and donations

Area students excel in higher education

university graduates

Priscilla Sanchez, Ocala, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, Bachelor of Science, Community and Environmental Sociology, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Calvin Neal, Ocala, Associate of Arts, Liberal Arts and Sciences with Honors, Rochester Community and Technical College

Meals in complete safety:Marion County Restaurant Inspections July 25-30

Broken:Marion County Court Officers Shut Down Cockfighting Operation, Arrest 8 People

Big Lee’s goes even bigger:BBQ Operation Plans Hub along US 441 just north of Ocala

dean’s list

Sydney Behrend, Belleview, University of Maryland Global Campus

Jason Griffis, Ocala, University of Maryland Global Campus

Bryan Hernandez-Nieves, Ocala, University of Maryland Global Campus

Kurt Houck, Ocala, University of Maryland Global Campus

Rafael Ramirez, Ocala, University of Maryland Global Campus

Robert Rigos, Ocala, University of Maryland Global Campus

Denise Miriam Walters, Oxford, University of Maryland Global Campus

Other Honors

Garrett Stutson, Ocala, has been accepted to enroll for the summer 2022 term in the Doctor of Chiropractic program at the Palmer College of Chiropractic Florida campus in Port Orange.

Dunnellon Community Thrift Shop donates $6,000 to local charities

Dunnellon Community Thrift Shop’s July donations totaled $6,000, according to a press release from Joann McCullough, publicity/donations liaison for the store. The store has donated to One Rake at a Time, Rescue Sanctuary to the Maxx, Footprints on My Heart, and the food pantries of Faith Worldwide Ministries Church and Holy Faith Episcopal Church.

Dunnellon Community Thrift Shop volunteer Kim Hatfield presented a check for $2,000 to Art Jones, president of One Rake at a Time, to help fund a detailed engineering survey of the bottom of the Rainbow River, according to the release. The survey must be completed in order to obtain the necessary permits to begin the planned five-year clean-up and restoration of

the Rainbow River.

Dunnellon Community Thrift Shop volunteer Joann McCullough, left, presents a check for $2,000 to Dori LoPriore of Rescue Sanctuary to the Maxx and her friend Cynthia Marks.

Thrift store volunteer Joann McCullough presented a check for $2,000 to Dori LoPriore of Rescue Sanctuary to the Maxx and her friend Cynthia Marks, the statement said.

Marks brought the store’s attention to the 501(c)(3) animal shelter. LoPriore’s shelter specializes in adopting older cats whose owners can no longer care for them, disabled cats and feral cats, although she is often called upon to take in other types of pets by parents. authorities who discover the animals during their lawful operations, the release said.

She currently has 167 pets, many of which are available for adoption.

Footprints on My Heart is an organization that supports and comforts mothers who have lost their newborns.

“Our thanks to our customers who donate their items to us and shop at our store,” McCullough said in the statement. “It is their generosity that allows us to make these donations every month.”

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