MIAMI — A new study shows that 13 percent of Florida's 18,000 foster youth are living in group homes instead of with a family. A national report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation revealed 57,000 of the 400,000 foster children in the U.S. live in group ... (Gainesville Sun)
MIAMI — Police say two gunmen opened fire on a group of young people sitting in an open area of an apartment complex in Miami-Dade County, killing a 13-year-old and wounding four others. The shooting happened Monday night when the gunmen approached the ... (Gainesville Sun)
Shirley Oldrin Reynolds, of Bradenton, Florida, died on May 2. She was born and raised in Darien. She was born on July 30, 1928. Mrs. Reynolds was the beloved mother of sons Raymond and Jeffrey and their wives and a treasured grandmother of her grandsons. (Darien Times)
After graduating from Ravenswood High School, she took accounting and manual communication classes from Marshall University and later moved to Florida. She was a business office coordinator at an outpatient hospital while in Florida. Mrs. Sayre moved back ... (Jackson Newspapers)
Gerry enjoyed the Turtle Races, bowling, sports — was a big Illini fan — annual vacationing in Florida, loved socializing with friends, was involved with K of C and with Oaklawn-Fairweight Neighborhood Watch. Her love and dedication to her church was ... (Commercial News)
Over the years I've pondered the meaning of trials and sorrow that my loved ones or I have endured. Some believe there are lessons to learn from hardship. I agree. In many instances we learn compassion, empathy, faith, trust, and humility. Our own choices will often lead to natural consequences that...
"Hold faithfulness and sincerity as first principles."- Confucius, The Analects When someone you love loses a loved one, your first instinct is to comfort. Follow that instinct. If you are sincere, your heartfelt words and expressions of love are always welcome. There are a few suggestions I woul...