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Bushnell Elementary School Subway Top Reader Awards

Posted on March 27, 2015 at 1:18 am

Bushnell Elementary School would like to announce that the Subway Top Intermediate Reader for the second nine weeks is Kendall Leonor in Mrs. Elizabeth Camp’s 5th grade homeroom. Kendall earned the most Accelerated Reader points during the second grading period with 159.9 points and a 93.8% accuracy. She outperformed all third, fourth and fifth grade students to be recognized.  In addition to a certificate, Kendall will also receive a free

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Business Highlight

  • JB Guns – Class III & Glock Blue Label Dealer

    Posted on March 25, 2015 at 1:43 am


    JB Guns has obtained status as Glock Blue Label Dealer and can now offer Blue Label guns at a discount to LEO, Firefighters, EMT, Active Military and Retired Military, and GSSF members. We are also now pawning firearms and gold. JB Guns is now offering tax season specials! JB Guns is a locally owned licensed and operated firearm store that was opened on December 1, 2009. The business was started

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  • Support America

    Posted on March 18, 2015 at 1:34 am


    With all the headlines about ISIS and other disturbing articles about how bad America is, we here at Sharkys Vac n Sew just wanted to take a moment to say how proud we are of America! Every time you go out shopping it’s extremely hard to find anything made in America… most items are made in China, Vietnam, Korea, Pakistan, India and Germany, just to name a few. Although there

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SECO Scholarship Applications

Posted on March 27, 2015 at 1:37 am

Sumter Electric Cooperative (known as SECO Energy) today reminds area high school seniors that the deadline for submitting applications for SECO Scholarships is April 3, 2015. Again this year, SECO will award up to twelve $3,000 scholarships to deserving seniors from throughout its service territory. Applications are available at, area high school guidance offices and at any of SECO’s customer service centers in Marion, Lake, Citrus, and Sumter counties.

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  • Antique Appraisal Fair

    Posted on March 26, 2015 at 1:13 am


    Join us Tuesday, March 31, 2015, from 2-7 p.m. at Sumter County Fairgrounds, 7620 Florida 471, Bushnell for the Antique Appraisal Fair, hosted by Scenic Sumter Heritage Byway. This event is open to the public. Appraisals are $5 per item (5 item limit per trip), and will be done on coins, Civil War memorabilia, early American, string instruments, clocks, jewelry, sports memorabilia, guns and more. There will also be a

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  • Fifth Annual Eggs in the Park

    Posted on March 25, 2015 at 1:18 am


    Dade Fifth Annual Eggs in the Park will be Saturday, April 4th, 2015, from 10 am—2 pm. There will be lots of eggs, candy, and prizes. Games and contests after the egg hunt. Bring your basket. Free admission. Egg hunts start 10 am sharp. For Ages 0-13. Dade Battlefield Historic State Park 7200 CR 603, Bushnell, FL 33513. Phone: 352-793-4781. Free entry into park during event hours.

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Annual Florida Sportsman Fishing and Shooting Event

Posted on March 27, 2015 at 1:47 am

Bring your poles and bring your chairs! It’s time again for the “No Child Left Indoors” fishing and shooting day Saturday, April 25th. All youth 5 to 17 and their parents are invited to attend a fun filled youth event. This is a FREE event sponsored by the Florida Sportsman QF, the event will be held at FWC Richloam Fish Hatchery, 3583 CR 788 Webster Fl. 33597, 471, 5 miles

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  • “Kayakathon” Benefit Event

    Posted on March 25, 2015 at 1:13 am


    The “Kayakathon” benefit for Camp Boggy Creek, endorsed by First Green Bank, will be held Saturday, April 4, starting at 9 a.m. Kayak trip starts and returns in Wooton Park Expansion in Tavares, west of Al’s Sand Bar. $20 entry fee per person includes t-shirt and drink tickets. Check in from 9-10 a.m. Pre-register at I Was Framed, 3715 N. Hwy 19A, Mount Dora, email, or register on day

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  • Charity Golf Tournament to Benefit Veterans

    Posted on March 24, 2015 at 1:08 am


    The Florida Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) is hosting a charity Golf Tournament on Friday, April 24 at the Sanctuary Ridge Golf Club in Clermont Florida. The Veterans of Foreign Wars is the nation’s oldest major veterans’ organization and has an impeccable record of service and stewardship. The annual golf tournament will benefit the Florida VFW Help a Hero program which provides short term emergency financial assistance to Veterans in

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Pet of Week

Posted on March 27, 2015 at 1:39 am

Lilly is a ten month old female Longhaired Dachshund. Lilly is a real sweetheart that gets along well with people and other dogs. Spayed, current on her vaccines and micro chipped – all Lilly needs now is a forever loving home. If you are interested Lilly or any of the other great pets here at the Humane Society you can visit them at our facility located at 994 C.R. 539A

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  • Kidney Smart Classes

    Posted on March 26, 2015 at 1:43 am

    Attend a Kidney Smart class to learn more about how kidneys function, the effects of kidney disease, and the various treatment options available to those affected by chronic kidney disease. These 90 minute classes are led by caring healthcare professionals in your community and are available at no cost to you! Sign up at or call 407-877-2012. More than 20 million adults over the age of 20 have kidney

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  • Kindergarten Round-up

    Posted on March 25, 2015 at 1:33 am

    If your child turns 5 years of age on or before September 1st, he/she is eligible to enroll in  Kindergarten. The Sumter County School Board would like to invite all parents of eligible students to attend a registration event near you! This year our registration procedures have been revised, so mark your calendars with the following information: Registration packets are available. Parents may pick up a registration packet at the

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The Villages Craft Festival

Posted on March 27, 2015 at 1:40 am

The 19th Annual The Villages Craft Festival returns to Brownwood Paddock Square with 150 of the finest artists in the country. This spring tradition showcases a variety of craft media, including eclectic displays of folk art, pottery, personalized gifts, handmade clothing, handbags & accessories, handmade cards, leather, mosaic, wood, plaster craft, stained glass and more at prices suitable to all budgets. For the past 19 years festival promoter, American Craft

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  • Weave a Basket, Make a Memory

    Posted on March 26, 2015 at 1:44 am


    Back by popular demand, a second basket weaving workshop is scheduled at the Trout Lake Nature Center. Learn a skill used by ancient peoples and modern folks—basket weaving. Master weaver Pat Burkett will lead you through the process of creating a basket. Starting with reed, you will weave your basket and create your own design as you add in natural materials. Share your time with wonderful people as you learn

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  • Visit Florida Teaching Zoo

    Posted on March 25, 2015 at 1:39 am


    Florida Teaching Zoo, the only ZAA accredited educational zoo in the tri-county area, has a nearly 20 year history of educating professional zoo animal caregivers. The Teaching Zoo is open from noon until 4 p.m. on Saturdays to the general public. A donation of $6 per person (age 6 and up) is requested. The Teaching Zoo animals at our Sumter County facility are both rare and endangered and include Black

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