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Looking for LSSC Alumni

Posted on July 22, 2014 at 1:01 am

The Lake-Sumter State College Alumni Association needs your help in making our alumni network even stronger. If you have completed a course or graduated from LSSC we need you. We are looking for lost alumni. If you or someone you know attended LSSC and would like to receive information about our programs, special events, or volunteer opportunities please email your contact information to the Alumni office at to start

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  • The Excitement is Building at Miss Carol’s

    Posted on July 16, 2014 at 1:38 am

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    It is an exciting time at Miss Carol’s Quilts, Crafts, Gifts, & More. Previously we announced our partnership with A & M StitchCraft. Miss Carol’s will still be offering all of our wonderful handmade crafts items, quilts, blankets, and more as well as on-site embroidery, long-arm quilting, meeting space, classes, quilt fabric, sewing notions and supplies, craft supplies, and yarn. We will listen to what our customers’ needs are so

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  • Save the Habitat. Save the Hunt.

    Posted on July 9, 2014 at 7:47 am

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    The NWTF — a national nonprofit organization — is the leader in upland wildlife habitat conservation in North America. Founded in 1973, the NWTF is headquartered in Edgefield, S.C., and has local chapters in every state. The NWTF is dedicated to the conservation and the preservation of our hunting heritage. Hunting and habitat go hand-in-hand. We can’t have quality hunting without quality wildlife habitat. And the past has proven we

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Local News

Calling All Veterans

Posted on July 22, 2014 at 1:55 am

If you know of a Veteran living in Lake, Sumter or Marion counties whose name should be added to the Lake County Veterans Memorial, call 352.314.2100, or go to

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  • Korean Service Veterans Sought for Recognition at August 2 Ceremony

    Posted on July 21, 2014 at 1:45 am


    Korean Service Veterans, those nearly two-million American GI’s who have served silently in Korea since the signing of the armistice on July 27, 1953, will be recognized in a special 61st Anniversary ceremony on Saturday, August 2, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial at Fountain Park, Leesburg. The program is sponsored by the Korean War and Korean Service Veterans Association of Lake County, Chapter 169, a group of

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  • Pet of the Week

    Posted on July 19, 2014 at 4:08 pm

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    Sparky is a six-month-old male Hound mix. Sparky is a loving energetic little guy that gets along great with other dogs. Sparky seems to be a quick and willing learner and will make a great family pet. Current on his vaccines, neutered, and micro chipped Sparky is ready to come home. If you are interested in Sparky or any of the Humane Society’s other great pets visit our website

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Tips For Boating at Night

Posted on June 30, 2014 at 8:13 am

There are things that should be kept in mind before venturing out for an evening on the water. Rusty Gardner, founder of Florida By Water, reminds us that even though this can be a great boating experience, safety must always come first. He offers up a few suggestions: First, make sure that all of your navigation lights are in working order. It is imperative that other boaters are able to

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  • Sumter SWAT 14u, Tournament Champions

    Posted on June 24, 2014 at 9:50 am

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    Pictured: Coach Spencer, Carolyn, Trinity, Morgan, Summer, Ashley, Daisy, Coach Brian, Rocky, Kaileigh, Kayla, Liz, Lindsey, Grace Sumter SWAT 14u, are Tournament Champions of the ISA Father’s Day Classic, held in Zephyrhills June 14 and 15. They were undefeated for the weekend! Way to go Girls!

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  • LSSC Catcher Named Athlete of the Year

    Posted on June 4, 2014 at 8:55 am

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    Pictured (from left): Mike Matulia, Athletic Director, Christopher Blanton, Dr. Charles Mojock, President and Tim Morris, Chairman It is an exciting and proud time for LSSC Lakehawks!  Sophomore catcher, Chris Blanton, received the Male Scholar Athlete of the Year award by the Florida College System Activities Association; the highest honor an athlete can receive from the Florida College System. Earlier this year, he was named the Bill Tuten Baseball Scholar-Athlete

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DAR contest winner MAREN SNOW

Local Girls Wins National Award

Posted on July 22, 2014 at 7:50 am

Maren Snow was honored in Washington, D.C. on June 26, 2014 by the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution for winning the American History essay award over all other students in the United States. Her subject was “The Lives of Children During the American Revolution. Maren won the local contest sponsored by Tomoka Chapter D.A.R. and the state and regional contests. Maren is a student of ACE Academy and

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  • Marley…A Mellow Boy Who Just Wants to be Everyone’s Friend

    Posted on July 21, 2014 at 7:49 am

    Hi! Hello and Hey there! I’m Marley and I’m ready to be your buddy, your pal, your friend for life! Houndhaven is where I’m hanging my hat until you come and pick me up. My previous family moved into a rental that wouldn’t allow pets, so my pal Lou and I were welcomed to stay at Houndhaven. While I’ve been here the volunteers have found out that I really enjoy

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  • Sumter County Arts Guild Meeting Change

    Posted on July 17, 2014 at 4:08 pm

    Effective Wednesday, August 6, 2014 through September 24, 2014 Sumter County Parks & Recreation will be renovating the Sumterville Community Building. As a result, during this period the Sumter County Arts Guild will meet at the LAKE PANASOFFKEE RECREATION CENTER located at 1589 CR 459 – Lake Panasoffkee. Meeting day and time remains the same:  Wednesdays between 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM. The members of the Sumter County Arts Guild

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Program at Bayview Theater

Posted on July 15, 2014 at 10:55 am

Bayview Theater proudly presents “First Ladies, Ladies First” Thursday, July 24th and Saturday July 26th at 2:30 p.m. in the main dining room. Performances are free and open to the public. Bayview Center is located at 301 S. Bay Street, Eustis. For more information call 352.483.8695.

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  • Bringing Hummingbirds to Your Back Yard

    Posted on July 11, 2014 at 10:55 am


    Lavon Silvernell, naturalist, will talk about “Hummingbird Habitat” on Sunday, July 20, at Trout Lake Nature Center. Come early at 2:00 pm for refreshments, socializing and a native plant sale. The program, presented by the Florida Native Plant Society Lake Beautyberry Chapter, begins at 2:30 at Trout Lake Nature Center. Admission is free. To reach Trout Lake Nature Center drive north on SR 19N through Eustis, turn right on SR

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  • Reserve The Gazebo In The Bushnell Downtown Park For Your Special Event!

    Posted on July 8, 2014 at 8:30 am

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    Do you have a small gathering or function you would like to host outdoors? The gazebo in the downtown park in Bushnell is available for reservation for your event! City Hall restrooms can be made available for a small fee. Call City Hall during normal business hours at 352-793-2591, to find out more information about reserving the gazebo for your special occasion. If you just wish to gather for a

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