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Florida Forest Service Log Sawing Contest at the Bushnell Fall Festival

Posted on October 24, 2014 at 9:34 am

Fifty one teams competed in the Florida Forest Service Log Sawing Contest at the Bushnell Fall Festival on Saturday, October 18, 2014. The contestants got a taste of what it was like to be a sawyer back in the days of the crosscut saw. The following people won in their age classes. Times are listed in minutes, seconds and 100ths of a second Girls 12 & under, Mackenzie Golladay &

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Business Highlight

  • Sharkys Vac n Sew Does It AGAIN!

    Posted on October 22, 2014 at 3:01 pm

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    Sharkys Vac n Sew has done it again with their fabric department. They are expanding more and more! If you are a quilter, then you have got to go by and see all the new fabrics arriving weekly. Owner, Al Lawson, said he has some beautiful batiks in stock. And don’t miss all the Christmas fabrics, everything from traditional Christmas to The Grinch Stole Christmas prints. And forget about their

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  • Huge Fall Sale Going On Now At Paul’s Nursery

    Posted on October 15, 2014 at 1:03 am

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    Paul Mahon is the 5th generation in owning and operating Paul’s Nursery. With over 30 years in business and experience, Paul and his son Ryan own and operate Paul’s Nursery, located at 831 E. Myers (Hwy 50) in Groveland, 352-404-3440. They actually grow the plants themselves for retail or wholesale shoppers. They offer a wide variety of fruit trees, palms and ornamental plants as well as over 60 varieties of

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“Vets & Pets” Poker Run to Benefit Local Veterans and Shelter Pets

Posted on October 24, 2014 at 1:14 am

Come enjoy a scenic day touring your motorcycle or car through Sumter and Citrus Counties knowing it will help support area VFWs and the Humane Society/SPCA of Sumter County. This joint venture will begin and end at VFW Post 10048 in beautiful Lake Panasoffkee on Saturday, November 1st, (raindate 11/08). For only a $20 donation, participants can enjoy a friendly game of 5 Card Draw Poker when they get a

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  • Community Garden Plots

    Posted on October 23, 2014 at 1:54 am


    UF/IFAS Sumter County Extension Center and the Master Gardeners are exploring interest in a new community garden on the grounds of the UCC church at 12514 County Road 101 in Oxford. At this time we are recruiting local residents who would like a plot to grow vegetables, herbs or ornamental plants for their own use. The garden site is located just west of the Villages in Oxford, FL, approximately 1

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  • Pet of the Week

    Posted on October 22, 2014 at 1:01 am

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    Sparky is an eight-month-old male Hound mix.  Sparky is a great dog with a fun and loving personality that gets along well with other dogs. Neutered, current on his vaccines and micro chipped Sparky is ready to come home with you. If you are interested in Sparky or any of the other great pets here at the Humane Society you can visit them Monday through Saturday  9:30 a.m. to noon

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DreamCatcher Horse Rescue

Posted on October 24, 2014 at 11:12 am

This past weekend we went to Sumer Equestrian Center schooling show with 10 of  the horses we have rescued. All the horses have been rehabilitated and retrained as hunters for their new career. They are all now very healthy despite previous medical issues, starvations, abuse and some emotional issues on arrival at DreamCatcher Rescue. One horse is blind in one eye. Our riders brought home a total of 88 ribbons!

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  • Women’s Collegiate Triathlon National Championships

    Posted on October 8, 2014 at 1:48 am

    One of three USA Triathlon events that will comprise the inaugural 2014 women’s collegiate triathlon season will include the Women’s Collegiate Triathlon National Championships, to be held at Lake Louisa State Park in Clermont on Nov. 2. The Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) named South Lake as a “Runner Friendly Community.” The designation was given to only four communities nationwide last year. The races will feature a 750-meter swim,

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  • Sponsors and Participants Sought for Angel Flight Southeast Golf Tournament

    Posted on October 7, 2014 at 1:47 am

    Angel Flight Southeast invites the community to participate in its upcoming 18th Annual Golf Tournament, sponsored by the Harper Family Charitable Foundation, to be held at Arlington Ridge Golf Club in Leesburg, on Veteran’s Day, November 11, 2014. For the second year in a row, the Harper Family Charitable Foundation is the title sponsor of the golf tournament, one of Angel Flight Southeast’s signature fundraisers. Angel Flight Southeast coordinates approximately

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Online Resources for Senior Citizens

Posted on October 24, 2014 at 10:01 am

On November 1st, will go “Live” on the internet which is a FREE online resource specifically for seniors and those that serve seniors in the Lake, Sumter and Villages areas. MyLocalNetwork will offer complete listings for physicians, assisted living, home health, nursing/rehab facilities, emergency response, 800 hotlines and more… MyLocalNetwork will also offer events calendars, articles focusing on senior issues, job listings, webinars etc. MyLocalNetwork will be the most

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  • College Scholarships Offered by Panasoffkee Library Friends

    Posted on October 23, 2014 at 1:04 am

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    Two $1000 college scholarships are available this year for South Sumter High School seniors. The scholarships are offered by the Friends of the Panasoffkee Community Library, Inc., in Lake Panasoffkee and are available to students from Sumterville and Lake Panasoffkee. Applicants must satisfy 10 volunteer work hours to the Friends of the Panasoffkee Community Library, Inc. The hours must be worked in The Friends’ PAGES Bookstore located inside the library

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  • Beville’s Corner Market

    Posted on October 22, 2014 at 1:10 am


    Beville’s Corner Market is now open on Saturday and Sunday! Yard sale vendors needed. Come set up and sell for only $5 per day (pay the day of the sale). Everyone is welcome – yard sale items – garage sale items – flea market – rummage sale, etc. The market is located at 7368 SR 471.

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Events at Dade State Park

Posted on October 24, 2014 at 9:54 am

Saturday, November 1, 10 am – noon – Dade Craft Class. This month’s craft is Candle Making. $5/person – under 18 free. Contact or 352-793-4781 Thursday, November 6, 10 am – noon. Dade Tree Walk with Arthur Clothier, Florida Forestry Service.  We will ramble around the park and learn our local trees. Cost is $3/vehicle which includes park entry. Contact or 352-793-4781. Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, 7200

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  • Cuba National Choir at Oxford Assembly of God

    Posted on October 22, 2014 at 1:05 am


    The Cuba National Choir from Global University will perform at Oxford Assembly of God, Tuesday, Oct. 28th, at 7 PM. The Cubans range in age from about 22 to 30. There are 12 singers, an instrumentalist and director. The public is invited, and admission is free. Some of the songs will be in English and some in Spanish. The language of music is really the language of the heart. The

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  • Real Life Faith & Family Festival

    Posted on October 21, 2014 at 9:29 am

    Featuring A&E’s Duck Dynasty Star, Willie Robertson The Real Life Faith and Family Festival is a one-day ticketed event with entertainment featuring Grammy Award winning band Switchfoot and featured speaker Willie Robertson, Star of A&E’s Duck Dynasty. The Real Life Faith & Family Festival features live entertainment as well as, carnival rides, bounce houses, food trucks and more. The event will be held Saturday, October 25, from noon until 10

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