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Posted Friday, June 13, 2008, at 6:25 PM
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  • For those folks that would like to know the things going on with our government.. i would like to suggest http://www.infowars.com ...good insight into behind the scenes.. also has internet radio.

    -- Posted by kyodai on Sun, Jun 15, 2008, at 2:45 PM
  • I did not see it in the online paper some I would like to thank the people of Manila who came to the valentine's dance at the Manila Family Music Center.The Dance and the Rebound band support the Relay For Life. We raised close to 1100 dollars for the cancer society and had a great time.In these tough economic times,I think this something to be proud of. Thank you to all the people who came and helped out the cause.

    -- Posted by roberbandit on Fri, Feb 27, 2009, at 6:07 PM
  • John Ryan McVay


    Wednesday, August 19, 2009

    6:00 PM until 8:00 PM


    Thursday, August 20, 2009

    2:00 PM

    Howard Funeral Chapel



    John Ryan McVay, age 19, of Manila died Sunday at his home. Born in Houston, Texas, he had been a lifelong Manila resident and a 2008 graduate of Manila High School. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, John Thomas and Shirley Frances McVay.

    He is survived by:

    His father, John Thomas McVay, Jr. of Shepherd,TX

    His mother, Ruby Hitchcock Schrader of Manila

    His maternal grandparents, James and Hattie Hitchcock of Manila

    His maternal great-grandmother, Bertha Lorene Galloway of Manila

    His brother, Micheal Schrader of Manila

    2 sisters, Dawn Hitchcock of Manila and Jessica McVay of Shepherd, TX

    He also leaves a Special father figure, James Flores, 2 nieces, Haili Neer and Jasmine McVay, a very special Aunt, Judy Gamble, 2 cousins, Cameron Gamble and Michael Clifton, Jr. as well as the love of his life, Ashlee South.

    Funeral Services will be 2PM Thursday at the Howard Funeral Chapel in Manila with Rev. Robert White and Gary Galloway officiating. Burial will follow in the Manila Cemetery. Serving as active pallbearers will be, Michael Schrader, Dylan Barnhart, A.J. Borden, Cameron Gamble, Albert Love and Terry Palmer. Honorary pallbearers will be, James Flores, James Hitchcock, Tim Augustine and "Little Tim" Augustine. The family will receive visitors Wednesday evening from 6 until 8 PM at the funeral home in Manila. Online guest register at www.howardfuneralservice.com

    -- Posted by Ashleyhamrick50 on Tue, Aug 18, 2009, at 7:18 AM
  • I am so sorry to hear this .. John was a good kid .. My prayers and sympathy goes out to the family ...God be with you in this time of need

    -- Posted by Ashleyhamrick50 on Tue, Aug 18, 2009, at 7:29 AM
  • I would like to know what happened to my friend John,

    -- Posted by Ashleyhamrick50 on Sat, Aug 22, 2009, at 2:58 PM
  • Western Wellington Residents Affected by Flying Cow Road

    Those of us who checked with the Village of Wellington (in my case 1999) and Palm Beach County were told that Flying Cow Road is a residential access road and in asccordance with an agreement with the Equestrian community it would remain as such and would not connect with any other thorofare creating a “pass through” right of way. This appears to have been untrue.

    Those of us who live near Flying Cow Road have experienced a daily parade of round trip dump trucks, loaded in one direction, empy in the other starting at 7am and rolling at least 6 days per week. To make matters worse, the portion of the roadway which is closest to residences was set at a speed limit of 55mph by some genius engineer at the county road department. There is a big difference in the sound of a vehicle, especially a diesel truck, traveling at 55mph as opposed to 30mph. This same portion of the road is two and a half miles long of line straitaway with fresh, smooth asphalt on which a patrolling police vehicle is rarely seen. That leads to what I call “The Redneck Raceway.” Many evenings feature roaring rice rockets, motocycles, large engined pick up trucks attempting to set speed records unhindered by police interference. Calls to the Palm Beach Sheriff’s department bring a deputy visit to the caller’s residence long after the race has ended. Fruitless and dangerous. Does anybody remember Joey Godby? He was a neighborhood teenager killed by one of those hemi powered pick ups driven by a Loxahatchee resident, twice suspended licence for DUI and on drugs and alcohol at the time. In the years following that, nothing has changed.

    An email was sent to Mayor Gerwig and Councilman Drayhos which evoked one from the Village Manager, Mr. Schofield, who was mentioned in my emails because he had promised over three occasions going back 15 years to research certain questions raised by residents and had never delivered. He sent me the email because somehow he had seen my email to the mayor and councilman (neither was ever answered or acknowledged) and took exception to my mention that he had never answered the questions he promised to get back to us about. The result is that he made another promise, as yet unfulfilled.

    A group of residents, affected by Flying Cow Road, has formed and has three demands of the Mayor and Council.

    1. Repetitive trips by heavy duty trucks on the section of road from the intersection with Southern Blvd. continuing for two and a half miles to the south (along the roadway proximate to residential structures) be prohibited.

    2. The speed limit, currently 55mph, along the same stretch of the road be lowered to conform with the speed limit on the remainder of the road to the south, specifically, 30mph.

    3. The speed limit be strictly enforced by police patrol, electronic tracking and any other means available.

    An online petition exists containing these demands and can be signed by going to

    www.ipetitions.com/petition/flying-cow-road-reset which will be submitted to the Mayor and Council. Any residents, particularly homeowners, who values the serenity of their home or the real estate value thereof and the safety of those who travel the road should go to the petition and sign it.

    The Sunday edition of the Palm Beach Post, October 15, 2017 contains an article in the local section entitled, “Would Proposed Airstrip Pose Hazard to Aero Club?” That development will most certainly cause the heavy commercial traffic on Flying Cow Road, already unbearable, to increase dramatically. If you would be happy living less than two hundred feet from I95 this may not be a cause of concern for you but if you live where you do to enjoy peaceful residential living you should join our group. We all deserve what we paid for.

    -- Posted by Wesgtern Wellington Residents on Wed, Nov 29, 2017, at 3:36 PM
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