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Kindergarten Round-Up

Posted on April 21, 2015 at 1:31 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 Sumter County Chamber of Commerce Invites You to Attend “Show Me the Money!” Expo

    Posted on April 15, 2015 at 1:41 am

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    The Sumter County Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Business Expo, “Show Me the Money!” promises to not only show one lucky guest the money, but will also feature exhibits from popular businesses across the county. Attendees will be able to browse exhibits from local landscaping, remodeling, healthcare, beauty, and professional services vendors. Thousands of dollars in prizes be given away at the “Show Me The Money!” Business Expo. One lucky guest

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  • JB Guns – Class III & Glock Blue Label Dealer

    Posted on March 25, 2015 at 1:43 am

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    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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SCARC, Inc.

Posted on April 21, 2015 at 1:28 am

For the first time in 40 years, SCARC, Inc. is not holding a golf tournament fundraiser this year. Instead of asking you to sponsor a hole on the golf course, I am asking you to make a donation directly to SCARC, Inc. Every gift is appreciated. Every penny donated will directly benefit SCARC, Inc.  There are no middle men, no paid fund raisers, no cut to a larger organization, just

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  • Mills High School Reunion

    Posted on April 20, 2015 at 1:22 am

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    Attention all Mills High School graduates, attendees, affiliates & retired and present educators. We will be celebrating a school reunion on April 25, 2015 from 9:00AM to 2:00PM at South Sumter Middle School (formerly Mills High School) in Webster. A registration fee of $15 per person will be accepted at the entrance door. We will be having a program with games, music & our speaker will be Mr. Nathaniel Strickland.

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  • Top Primary Reader

    Posted on April 19, 2015 at 1:19 am

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    Bushnell Elementary School would like to announce that the Subway Top Primary Reader for the third nine weeks is Alexus Brown in Mrs. Carol Johnson’s 1st grade homeroom. Alexus earned the most Accelerated Reader points during the third grading period with 84.3 points and an 88.4% accuracy. She outperformed all kindergarten, first and second grade students to be recognized.  In addition to a certificate, Alexus will also receive a free

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Kids Learn to Fish at Summer Camp

Posted on April 21, 2015 at 1:08 am

Kids ages 9-15 will enjoy a week of fishing and boating at the Florida Scrub-Jay Trail, 11490 Monte Vista Road in Clermont, FL this summer. Three sessions will be offered: June 8 to 12, June 15 to 19, and June 22 to 26, 2015. Campers will be given their own rod, reel and tackle box loaded with tackle to use during the week and take home to keep. Once trained,

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  • Get Yourself A Team At The Dragon Boat Festival!

    Posted on April 20, 2015 at 1:41 am

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    Come join us May 2nd at 8:30 a.m. for what promises to be one of Lake County’s biggest events of the year. The 2nd Annual Dragon Boat Festival will take place on Lake Minneola in Clermont at Waterfront Park. The event is now open for team registration and sponsorship opportunities. Forming a dragon boat team is easy! Included in your team registration is a practice session where you will learn

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  • NFL Hall of Famer and Golf!

    Posted on April 19, 2015 at 1:52 am

    Kellen Winslow, Sr. NFL Super Star and Hall of Famer walked in Continental Country Club, Wildwood, on Saturday, March 14th, ready to golf during the Young Performing Artists (YPAs), Inc. 6th Annual Golf For Art Tournament. Players from Sumter and surrounding counties gathered early to golf and support the organization. In 2014, YPAs, Inc. awarded $4000 in artistic scholarships. The tournament offered the golfers a chance to hit a hole

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Annual Yard Sale

Posted on April 21, 2015 at 1:24 am

The Women’s Guild of St George Episcopal Church is having their annual yard sale on Saturday, April 25th from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church located at 1250 Paige Place in The Villages.  This is a one-day-sale only.  Not only will there be all kinds of household items of books, jewelry, clothing and perhaps some small appliances, computers, or furniture, but some of our ladies and gentleman (the

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  • Granville Beville 2234 UDC

    Posted on April 20, 2015 at 1:31 am

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    The Granville Beville 2234, United Daughters of the Confederacy meeting was held April 11, 2015 at the home of Jewell Stansell along with hostess Carol Tomlinson. President, Joyce White called the meeting to order, UDC ritual and prayer was led by Irish Wolf along with the salute to the flags and singing of “Suwanee River” and “Dixie”. Introduction to prospective member Rebekah Knight was given. A membership certificate was presented

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  • Meet Miss Kitty

    Posted on April 19, 2015 at 1:27 am

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    Miss Kitty is a four-year-old female grey Tabby, and what a sweetheart she is. Miss Kitty loves to be loved on and petted. She would make a great house cat for a calm home. If you are interested in Kitty or any of the other great pets here at the Humane Society or Animal Services you can view them all on our website www.hsspca.org. Visiting hours for the animals located

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Entertainment

American Legion Hall Available For Events

Posted on April 21, 2015 at 1:39 am

The American Legion Post 18 located on Hwy 44 just east of Hwy 301 in Wildwood is available for baby showers, birthday parties, reunions, etc. This is a large, well lit hall with limited kitchen facilities. Smoke free and alcohol free. Call Bud Ruby for more info. (352) 748-2415.

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  • Apopka Garden and Art Festival

    Posted on April 20, 2015 at 1:52 am

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    Spring has sprung and there are art festivals all around the area.  These festivals are good but they all offer one thing-art.  The Apopka Woman’s Club and the City of Apopka offer a very different kind of festival.  They have combined the usual art festival with foliage to make a very special and unusual festival held in the beautiful  Kit Land Nelson Park in downtown Apopka on April 25th and

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  • Butterfly & Blueberry Festival

    Posted on April 19, 2015 at 1:46 am

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    Timberline Farm’s will be celebrating its Annual Butterfly & Blueberry Festival this April where the entire family can enjoy a springtime butterfly garden, music, pony rides, face painting, food and craft vendors and experience some ole country charm. The farm is open to the public April 18th & 19th and 25th & 26th from 10am – 6pm on Saturday and 12pm – 6pm on Sunday. Tickets and location information is

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