Ormond Beach resident shares why she makes mask in video

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Kathy Maloney Johnson makes masks. Courtesy of Eric Breitenbach
Kathy Maloney Johnson makes masks. Courtesy of Eric Breitenbach
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Ormond Beach resident Kathy Maloney Johnson started making masks because she wanted to help her daughter, a public defender who has a lot of exposure with the jailed population.

In a video by her husband, Eric Breitenbach, Johnson details how she got started, and how a national group called Masks Now helped her along the way.

Making Masks from Eric Breitenbach on Vimeo.


St. James Episcopal offers online services

St. James Episcopal Church in Ormond Beach is conducting all services online during the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit facebook.com/stjamesormondbeach

The times are as follow:

  • Sundays: 9 a.m.
  • Monday-Saturday Morning Prayer: 8 a.m.
  • Monday-Saturday Evening Prayer: 4 p.m.

In addition, the Icons in Transformation Exhibit has been extended until the end of July. Small groups are welcome to schedule an appointment through the church office for essential prayer time in the sanctuary, an email states. Call 677-0872 or email [email protected]

Assisted living celebrates Mother's Day

A resident of the Sarah House is visited by family members. Courtesy photo
A resident of the Sarah House is visited by family members. Courtesy photo

The Sarah House Assisted Living Facility held a socially-distant Mother's Day Tea for its residents and their families on Saturday, May 9. The "Through The Looking Glass" tea had family members visiting with the residents through a glass door. 

The Sarah House has been COVID-19 free since the beginning of the outbreak. 

Clothing store owner turns 90 years old

C.K. Slaughter Jr., a former community leader and owner of downtown Daytona Beach haberdashery C.K. Slaughter, Inc. "Famous Fashions for Men," celebrated his 90th birthday on May 9.

Born in Johnson City, Tennessee, in 1930, Slaughter moved to Daytona Beach at age 14 after his father bought out J.B. Kahn's men's clothing store in 1944 and established his own business, according to an emailed announcement. Slaughter graduated from Seabreeze High School in 1948 where he was band captain his

C.K. Slaughter Jr. turned 90 years old on May 9. Courtesy photo
C.K. Slaughter Jr. turned 90 years old on May 9. Courtesy photo

senior year. He attended Duke University but in 1950, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force after the Korean War broke out. He completed a Bachelor of Science in 1953 at Trinity University.

Throughout the years, Slaughter served as president of the Daytona Beach Advertising Federation in 1968, president of the Downtown Business Association in 1976, president of the Rotary Club of Daytona Beach in 1984 and president of the Daytona-Ormond chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution in 1990. He was also active in the University Club of Volusia County, Civic League of the Halifax Area, Seabreeze-Mainland Alumni Club, and the Community Development Advisory Board of the city of Daytona Beach.

Slaughter served as a board member of the Central Florida Council and as the Halifax District chairman of the Boy Scouts of America. He was assistant scoutmaster of Troop 447 in Ormond Beach and is a recipient of the Silver Beaver and St. George scouting award. Slaughter haas attended St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Daytona Beach for years, where he has served as a vestryman, senior warden, and an usher.

COA receives grant for meals

The Council on Aging of Volusia County recently received a $20,0000 grant from Florida Blue that will allow the nonprofit to provide 3,000 more meals during the ongoing pandemic to local seniors through its Meals on Wheels program.

According to a press release, COA has pulled local seniors from a waiting list for meal delivery services and has fast-tracked the increasing number of elderly residents in need of assistance since mid-March. Over 40,000 meals have been delivered over the past month, with additional requests for help coming in daily. The organization served and delivered more than 178,000 meals in 2019, averaging about 15,000 meals a month prior to the pandemic. 

COA has also launched free interactive virtual senior center activities on its Facebook page. Visit Facebook.com/COAVOLFL to learn more. COA is also using Zoom and implementing a telephone reassurance program. 

Family Renew seeks donations

Family Renew Community is seeking help from the community via item donations to continue supporting its families in need.

The need is great for non-perishable foods (such as breakfast cereals, pasta and canned goods), basic hygiene items (soap, shampoo, toothpaste and brushes) as well as children's items like diapers, coloring books and crayons. Donations may be dropped off at the parking lot of Tomoka United Methodist Church, located at 1000 Old Tomoka Road every Thursday between 9 a.m. and noon. Call 615-0800.

'It's read everywhere'

Michele Kasler and Joyce Benedict. Courtesy photo
Michele Kasler and Joyce Benedict. Courtesy photo

Ormond Beach residents Michele Kasler and Joyce Benedict visited Las Vegas prior to the COVID-19 stay-at-home orders, and brought with them a copy of the Ormond Beach Observer.

This post was updated at 2:12 p.m. on Monday, May 25 to clarify Family Renew is only accepting donations on Thursdays from 9 a.m. to noon.


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