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Feature headlines Opinion & Articles of Interest

Richard Anderson
Anderson’s new position good for city, mayor says
FInd out how Richard Anderson continues work to benefit the city in this week's Apopka Chief.

Apopka High School
AHS students rewarded for academic achievement
About 1,500 Apopka High School students received an award for their academic achievement. Get this full story in this week's Apopka Chief.

Early Voting
Early voting ends Nov. 2; Election Day is Nov. 4
Early voting at the Apopka Community Center/VFW will end Sunday, November 2, at 8 p.m. Don't forget to vote!

Apopka High School
Textbooks will be a thing of the past next year at Apopka High
Apopka High School will join seven other Orange County schools in implementing a digital curriculum.


Recap of Endorsements
"... has embarrassed herself and those of us unfortunate to be in her district for many, many years." Find out who this line refers to, See page 4A. Get full details in this week's Apopka Chief. Subscribe today.


So, they want to crush, kill and destroy God’s chosen, Really?!
"...endangering our 'Unsinkable Supercarrier' in the Mediterranean..." Who are God's chosen and who wishes to destroy them? Read Corbeil's column on page 4A.

Sales tax money at work in Apopka

"...buildings can spur improvements all around the new facilities." Read more about the upcoming innovations. Subscribe today and read page 4A.

War most volatile of human endeavors
By Dr. Earl H. Tilford
Center for Vision & Values
"It’s not the size of the dog in the fight but the size of the fight in the dog that matters." Find out what Dr. Tilford is refering to in this weeks Apopka Chief.


"... the day we clean every 'dirty' office in the country, starting at the top: the House and the Senate." Find out why Patti Bankson says this is neccessary. Read her column on page 5A.

Homesteaders lead charge along lake shore

"during the 19th century (1882), Apopka’s township area boundaries were less than a square mile." Read about the growth of Apopka in Slim's column on page 3B.

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Lifestyle & Community headlines
Apopka Employees
Apopka employees are generous givers
City employees wear pink for Breast Cancer Awareness month as a fundraiser. For the rest of the story see this week's Apopka Chief.
Camp Thunderbird
Camp continues serving all those with special needs
Quest Camp Thunderbird is always looking for volunteers, find out how you can be involved.
Apopka Firedepartment
Learning about Apopka fire trucks
Read about the Apopka Fire Department's participation in the Fire Safety Assembly at Apopka Elementary. Get the full story in this week's Apopka Chief.
Vasco Barrett
Celebrating 90 years young
October 30, is Vasco Barrett’s 90th birthday. Get Barrett's full story in this week's Apopka Chief.
2014 Miss Apopka Pageant
Glamour and Glitz
Find out more about the contestants and emcee of the upcoming Miss Apopka pageant in this week's Apopka Chief.

Art show
GROWS celebration
GROWS Literacy Council of Apopka celebrated Sister Teresa McElwee’s 85th birthday Saturday. Read the rest of the story in this week's Apopka Chief.

Vasco Barrett
Cancer center fundraiser
The Apopka Elks Lodge hosted a fundraiser event Saturday, October 25, to benefit the Debbie Turner Cancer Care Center of Apopka.
Vasco Barrett
Giving area families a hand up
Extended Hand Apopka was able to help provide food for the homeless, after school programs and many families in need.
Vasco Barrett
Encouraging kids to say no to drugs
Members of the Apopka Elks Lodge 2422 handed out packets of information to youngsters encouraging them to not experiment with illegal drugs.

Other Feature Headlines, Events and More:

  • Committee will meet to trim list of city administrator candidates. Read the rest of the story in this week's Apopka Chief.
  • Time change occurs Sunday, November 2. Don't forget to set your clocks back an hour!
  • Read tips for remaining safe this Halloween in this week's Apopka Chief.
  • Former Mayor John H. Land will serve as Grand Marshall of the Apopka Christmas Parade. Find out more about the parade in this week's Apopka Chief.
  • The annual Taste of Apopka event, open to the public, will occur soon. Find out how you can participate, vendor information and more event details in this week's Apopka Chief.
  • Those who attended Wheatley High and Elementary from 1957-1977 will have a reunion soon. For more information see this week's Apopka Chief.
  • Apopka High School Drama Department announces schuedule for the year. Find out more in this week's Apopka Chief.
  • Apopka election slows process of economic study. Find out details of this study. Subscribe today.
  • Up to 200 free mammograms will be given in Apopka by the Florida Hospital mobile mammogram
    unit. Subscribe to the Apopka Chief for more details.
  • County SAT scores remain below national average, find out what this means for local students in this week's Apopka Chief.
  • The Miss Apopka Scholarship Pageant is once again seeking talented young Apopka women interested in becoming the 36th Miss Apopka to represent the city of Apopka in the 2015 Miss Florida Pageant.
  • Read about a recent murder suicide in Apopka. For the rest of the story subscribe today.
  • Irrigation rules change when clocks are turned back an hour. For details see this week's Apopka Chief.
  • Fall craft sale will be held on November 1. For more information subscribe to the Apopka Chief.
  • The Tangerine Improvement Society will be holding an all-you-can-eat pancake and French toast breakfast. For details subscribe to the Apopka Chief.
  • Apopka man, John C. Boscher, pleads guilty to wire fraud in federal court. Find out how many millions he now must pay and how he was able to commit the crime. For more information see this week's Apopka Chief page 3A.
  • A charity music event will be held soon. Proceeds go to help medical expenses for Linda Halteman, who is suffering from myotonic dystrophy. More information on this fundraiser in this week's Apopka Chief.
  • The Apopka Family Learning Center is looking for people to help serve meals at an upcoming event for the needy. Find out how you can participate in this week's Apopka Chief.
  • The book Images of America Zellwood, wll be available soon. Find out details in this week's Apopka Chief.
  • Wekiva Players of the Arts will open its season with “Peter Pan and Wendy”. FInd out details. Subscribe today.
  • The Boy Scouts will be placing specially marked bags on doors in neighborhoods for the collection of canned goods for Second Harvest Food Bank. Find out more details and how you can give in this week's Apopka Chief.
  • Community invited to many Center of Faith upcoming events. Subscribe to the Apopka Chief to see more about events.
  • The Passion Marriage Conference 2014 will be held at Victory Church. For details about this event see page 3B of the Apopka Chief.
  • Grace Pointe Church will hold its annual Fall Festival in November. For the rest of the details on this event, subscribe today.
  • A Women of Faith simulcast, “From Survival to Revival, will be held soon at the Apopka Calvary Church of the Nazarene. For more information see this week's Apopka Chief.
  • Loaves & Fishes, a nonprofit, Christian-based charity in Apopka, is preparing for its busiest season. Find out how you can help out in this week's Apopka Chief.
  • Senior trips are all about fun times, adventure, learning experiences. See Golden Chief on page 6B.
  • Expand your creativity this Halloween with these tasty sweet treats. See Kitchen Kapers on page 6B along with community events.
Sports headlines | Check out Sports Photos in our PHOTO ALBUM
Apopka High School Bowling champs
AHS bowlers win district, will defend state title
Read on the Darter bowlers and their performance in the district game.
WHS Football
Mustangs dominate Ocoee, 36-0
Find out the details of the game and see photos in this week's Apopka Chief.
Apopka All star army game players
Two Darters named to Army all-star game
Read about the two Apopka High School football players who will represent Apopka in the Army Allstar game.
AHS Football
Eagles break Darters’ heart on final play
Read about the details of the Darter's game agains the Edgewater Eagles and see photos in this week's Apopka Chief.
AHS Soccer
Apopka girls soccer team reloads ahead of new season
Read about the hopes of the team as the girls soccer team begins a new season.
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