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American Legion New Year’s Eve Party

Posted on December 19, 2014 at 1:06 am

Join us for a New Year’s Eve Party at the American Legion Post 101, 2881 E. C-48 in Bushnell. Music by the fabulous Steelwater Band! There will be food, hats, horns, prizes and fun from 8 p.m. until ? Tickets on sale now at the Post or at the party. Any questions? Call the Post after noon at 352.568.0201.

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  • Sumter Shopper Offers Half Price Deals for Area Businesses

    Posted on December 17, 2014 at 1:59 am

    The Sumter Shopper, together with the Clermont News Leader and News Leader Four Corners has launched a new Half Price Deals Program that is geared to allow you, our readers, to try new products and services, or perhaps visit a favorite business for 50% off! Each week, look for our “Local Deals, Half-Off, No Kidding” ad within the pages of our paper or visit us online at If you

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  • JB Guns – Class III & Glock Blue Label Dealer

    Posted on December 10, 2014 at 1:56 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 a locally owned licensed and operated firearm store that was opened on December 1, 2009. The business was started to provide Central Florida with a place to

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Just In Time for Christmas

Posted on December 19, 2014 at 1:04 am

The Retired Educators of Sumter County entered the spirit of Christmas as they donated a table full of food items for distribution by the Hope Center in Bushnell. The many toys collected will be distributed to children in Sumter County at the Laura Vickers Christmas Party at the Langley Medical Center in Sumterville.  The children’s books will be distributed to various daycare facilities in Sumter County to be taken home

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  • 4-H Muckateers Travel to Gainesville

    Posted on December 18, 2014 at 1:48 am


    Pictured: Brandon Keehn, Hannah Barr, Taylor Powell, Cayley Pearce, Hailey Barr, Ayla Freeman, Madison Colpitts, Brady Fernandez On December 6th, The 4-H Muckateers traveled to Gainesville to attend a full day of Horse Judging School. The event was held at the U of F Horse Teaching Unit. Event coordinator was Wendy DeVito, Youth Horse Programs Coordinator. Saundra TenBroeck, State Extension Horse Specialist and Undergraduate Coordinator was our emcee and hostess.

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  • Students of the Month

    Posted on December 16, 2014 at 1:38 am

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    Bushnell Elementary School would like to proudly announce the Character Education Student of the Month winners for December 2014. During this month students were recognized for caring and citizenship. Pictured above (from left): Front row – Adeline Nave, Haley Wilkinson, Madison Shepherd, MaKinley Hamilton, William Andrews, Remington Perry, Yulissa Maldonado, Adison Lowery; back row – Sophie Conner, Kailyn Robertson, Gracie Robertson, Danielle Williams, Bybyannah Guevera, and Joel Phillips. Not pictured:

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First Day Hike

Posted on December 19, 2014 at 1:59 am

January 1st, 2015, 10 am – 12 pm. Ranger led hike to bring the new year on Dade’s trails. Cost: $3/vehicle with up to 8 people. Contact information: Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, 7200 C.R. 603, Bushnell, FL 33513. 352-793-4781,,

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  • Santa Fun Run Truly Historic

    Posted on December 18, 2014 at 1:26 am

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    The 2014 edition of the South Lake Rotary Club’s annual Santa Fun Run/Walk was truly historic this year with the most runners and families ever to participate in this holiday opening event. The proceeds from the December 6th event will be used to provide scholarship monies to high school seniors planning to attend either Lake Sumter State College or the University of Central Florida, Clermont. With more than 220 registrations

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  • Undefeated MVA Boys’ Basketball Ranked #1 in USA; Televised on ESPN2

    Posted on December 17, 2014 at 1:25 am

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    Montverde Academy’s 2014-2015 Varsity Boys’ Basketball team is undefeated (6-0) and ranked the #1 high-school basketball team in the United States in both USA TODAY’s High School Super 25 poll, and the recent CBS/MaxPreps Xcellent 25 Boys’ high-school basketball poll. Over the weekend, MVA’s Eagles journeyed to Huntington, WV, to compete in the Buckeye Elite National Showcase that was held at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena. On Friday night, the

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Children’s Mission Food Donations Needed

Posted on December 19, 2014 at 1:49 am

Center Hill Children’s Mission needs your donations of food and bedding. Volunteers to assist with crafts and hugs are greatly apprieciated. Thank you Sumter County for your generous crop donations! 55 S. Virginia Avenue, Center Hill, 352-457-7457.

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  • Beville’s Corner Market

    Posted on December 18, 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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  • American Legion Hall Available For Events

    Posted on December 17, 2014 at 1:11 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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Blue Parrot Arts & Craft Show

Posted on December 19, 2014 at 1:30 am

The 40th annual Blue Parrot RV Park Arts & Craft Show will be held January 16 & 17, 2015. There will be entertainment, food available, free admission and free parking! Hours are: Friday, 9:30-4:00 and Saturday, 9:30-3:00. Located at 40840 C.R. 25, Lady Lake, FL. Please – no pets. We are expecting 150 exhibitors featuring artwork with various media, country crafts, enamels, quilts, sweatshirts and tops, wood, glass and leather

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  • Lunch at American Legion

    Posted on December 18, 2014 at 1:04 am


    The American Legion Post 18, located on Hwy 44 just east of Hwy 301 in Wildwood, is having a luncheon open to the public on January 6th from 11:00am to 1:00pm. Menu: spaghetti with meat sauce, green beans, salad, bread, dessert, and beverage (tea and coffee). Donation: $6.50. Come enjoy good food and fellowship with the many that will be there. For info call (352) 748-7009.

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  • Calling For Chili Cooks For “Spice It Up For Hospice” Chili Cook Off

    Posted on December 17, 2014 at 1:37 am


    Got a great chili recipe?  Please come join the fun for the 5th Annual “Spice it up for Hospice” Chili Cook Off! This fun and family oriented event will be held on Saturday, February 7th at the beautiful downtown Bushnell Park. This is an annual fund raiser to benefit the Lane Purcell Hospice House in Sumterville. 100% of all proceeds raised from the Chili Cook Off will benefit the Lane

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