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Care4Kids Appreciates Dollar General Store

Posted on September 2, 2014 at 1:15 am

Ms. Pat Kelly representing Care4Kids presents a Certificate of Appreciation to Mr. Mike Barber, Manager of the Dollar General in Lake Panasoffkee. Barber says, “If we don’t help the kids, who will?” The Dollar General supports Care4Kids with clothing, toys, back to school items and much more. Ms. Kelly says, “It takes the support of our local business, clubs, churches, and individuals in order for us to continue with our

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  • Homes In Partnership, Inc.

    Posted on August 27, 2014 at 8:40 am

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    Homes In Partnership, Inc. (HIP) is a community based organization specializing in providing affordable housing for very low to moderate income families.  The mutual self-help housing program that began in Apopka, Florida has evolved into one of the premier organizations of its kind in the Southeastern United States.  Its mission is to provide safe decent affordable housing to low income families and to improve the economic condition of the communities

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  • The Beaded Garden

    Posted on August 20, 2014 at 1:10 am


    New in the Oxford area! The Beaded Garden has moved from the Baylee Plaza in Summerfield to the Oxford Professional Plaza located at 10889 N. US Hwy 301, Suite 2, Oxford, FL 34438 – 352.748.1185. We are a full service bead shop, fulfilling all your bead needs! Every item is hand picked with an assurance of fine quality, great value and excellent customer service. We have many classes for all

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PAGES Bookstore Volunteer Opportunities

Posted on September 2, 2014 at 1:14 am

The Friends of the Panasoffkee Community Library, Inc. (FPCL) is looking for volunteers to work in our PAGES bookstore located inside the library. Duties include writing sales slips, collecting money and assisting customers. You must be a member of the FPCL. If you would like to volunteer please send your contact information via: e-mail to Phone PAGES at 569-1948 or in person at our board meetings at 5:30 pm

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  • Send Out the Search Parties…

    Posted on August 31, 2014 at 1:12 am

    With no UFO sightings reported in Florida this year, the mystery remains as to how an extraterrestrial-like design has taken shape in a Bushnell cornfield. Bringing the maze craze to the Mickey Mouse state, the Refuge at Jumper Creek will unravel the mystery when they open the area’s first MAiZE, an intricate network of twists and turns carved into 1 ½ acres of corn, on October 5th. The Refuge at

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  • More Than 130 Construction-Related Jobs Are Coming To Lake & Sumter Counties

    Posted on August 28, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    CareerSource Central Florida is partnering with Middlesex Corp. to host a massive recruiting event in our Lake County office on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  This event is free and open to the public. Middlesex Corp. is looking to fill over 130 construction-related positions, including heavy equipment operators, fleet mechanics, pipe layers, carpenters, and pavers.  Positions are located in Lake and Sumter Counties, and workers

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Boating Safety Course

Posted on August 28, 2014 at 4:35 pm

The Harris Chain Sail and Power Squadron (a unit of the United States Power Squadrons) and the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, Marine Unit will be holding an all day session entitled America’s Boating Course. Introduction to boating, boating law, safety equipment, safe boating, navigation, on-the-water problems, trailering, VHF radio communications, water-skiing, river boating and personal watercraft are all topics that will be included. The class will start promptly at 8:00AM

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  • Let’s Go Racing!

    Posted on August 17, 2014 at 1:06 am

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    CM Box Car Racing and the City of Groveland are teaming up to bring soap box derby racing to Lake County. We are approved to hold races on Wilson Lake Parkway. The first race will be September 27, 2014. There are three divisions: stock cars for ages 7-14; super stocks for ages of 10-21; and masters for the more experienced driver also from 10-21 years old. We are hoping to

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  • South Sumter Girls Softball Registration

    Posted on August 15, 2014 at 1:40 am


    South Sumter Girls Softball will be having Fall Ball registration on: Wed. 8-20; Fri 8-22; Mon. 8-25; Fri. 8-29; & Wed 9-3-14.  Registration will be from 5:30pm till 7:30pm, by the softball concession stand at the Kenny Dixon Sports Complex. Fall Ball fee will be $30 per player. The ages for Fall Ball are any girls 5 years old through 16 years old. For further information please email:

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And the “Gender Wars!” Winners Are…

Posted on September 2, 2014 at 1:29 am

Good spirits and sportsmanship at the start of the summer Gender Wars! competition. June through August, Amplify Student Ministries at Oxford Assembly of God was the scene for an ongoing “war” between the guys and the girls: “Gender Wars!” Competition for points included obstacle courses, Scripture memorization, church attendance, banner contest, food contest and more. The race was very close. However, a winner emerged. At the end of the summer,

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  • Sweet Sam is Pet of the Week

    Posted on August 31, 2014 at 1:28 am


    Sam is a young male Beagle that came to us from Animal Services. Sam was found wandering the streets with a injury to his eye. After coming to the Humane Society Sam was taken to the vet and the eye unfortunately had to be removed. Sam is a good dog with a loving calm personality that would make a wonderful addition to any home. If you are interested in meeting

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  • Meeting

    Posted on August 28, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    The National Association of Retired & Veteran railway Employees meets every 2nd Monday at the Golden Corral in the Villages on Hwy 466 at 11:00am. The next meeting will be September 8th at 11:00am . Price of the meal is $11.00 which includes meal,drink,tax and gratuity payable in the meeting room. The speaker will be Sumter County Sheriff Bill Farmer. We will also be celebrating the Birthday of the Star

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Halloween In The Park Up In The Air

Posted on September 1, 2014 at 1:24 am

Plans are underway for the annual Halloween in the Park, (HitP) sponsored by the Friends of the Panasoffkee Community Library, Inc. (FPCL). We would like to hold the event this year on October 31st but we need more able-bodied volunteers for several jobs. It takes a great deal of effort to pull this event together and many former helpers are unable to assist us any longer. You do not need

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  • Sumter Singles and Couples Dance

    Posted on August 28, 2014 at 4:26 pm

    Come and enjoy dancing in air conditioned comfort from 7:30-10:30 on Friday, September 5th. Dance to the music of Lee Ann Noel & John at the Lake Panasoffkee Recreation Park in the blue building at 1582 CR 459 (off CR 470). Ice cream and cake from 7:30-10:30. Open to the public married, couples and singles, groups from churches, RV parks – all ages welcome. No alcohol allowed. Finger foods or

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  • Choral Club Invites New Members

    Posted on August 19, 2014 at 1:05 am


    The Mid Florida Lakes Choral Club is preparing their Christmas performance and would welcome new members. Located at the Mid Florida Lakes Mobile Home Park, Hwy #44 in Leesburg. The chorus rehearses on Wednesdays from 9:15 to 11:30 a.m. in the large hall of the clubhouse and  performs there also. The group also sings at nursing homes and civic events. Reading music is not a necessity, but the joy of

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