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Fifth Annual Eggs in the Park

Posted on April 1, 2015 at 1:32 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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  • 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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Easter Celebration and Egg Hunt

Posted on April 1, 2015 at 1:31 am

Children’s Easter Celebration & Egg Hunt at First Baptist Church of Webster will be on Saturday, April 4, 2015.  This year’s celebration will include craft & story time, refreshments, prizes and egg hunt. Registration begins at 10:45am. For more information please call 352-793-3738.  First Baptist Church of Webster is located at 173 SE 1st Ave in Webster FL.

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  • General Sumter Makes Her Last Stand

    Posted on March 31, 2015 at 1:27 am

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    Sumter County and the Sumter County Tourism Development Council will hold its second annual ‘General Sumter’s Last Stand – Big Fish Bass Tournament’ at Lake Panasoffkee, Saturday, April 4th. The tournament will promote Sumter County tourism and is expected to draw visitors and locals alike. The top prize is $3000, with an additional $10,000 prize for catching ‘General Sumter’, a pre-tagged, 10-pound bass. The public is invited to attend the

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  • Bushnell Elementary School Subway Top Reader Awards

    Posted on March 29, 2015 at 1:21 am

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    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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Pins for Paws

Posted on April 1, 2015 at 1:09 am

Join us at Break Point Alley on Saturday, April 11, from 4-7 p.m. for a benefit event to raise funds for the animals at HSLC Shelter in Umatilla. Tickets are $12 per person and include 3 games, shoes and a ball. Play as an individual or team with friends and co-workers. Silent auction open from 4:00-6:30 p.m. Items include gift cards, items from local merchants and much more. Therapy dogs

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  • Florida LAKEWATCH Seeks Volunteers!

    Posted on March 29, 2015 at 1:04 am


    Florida LAKEWATCH is looking for volunteers in Sumter County who are ready to roll up their sleeves, get their elbows wet, and make a valuable contribution to the future of Florida lakes. If you have a boat (almost any kind) and a couple of hours a month you may be a candidate for the Florida LAKEWATCH volunteer lake monitoring program. Florida LAKEWATCH Regional Coordinator for Sumter County, Dan Willis, describes

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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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Do You Want To Earn Your High School Diploma?

Posted on April 1, 2015 at 1:05 am

Not ready to tackle the new GED® test yet? Let us help you achieve your goals. Open enrollment allows you to come in at any point. Convenient locations are offered in Sumterville and Wildwood at convenient day and evening hours. No residency documentation required. Sumter District Schools offers a Pearson Vue Testing Center for the new computer-based GED® test. Go to to create an account, register, and schedule a

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  • AARP Smart Driver Class

    Posted on March 31, 2015 at 1:46 am

    The AARP Driver Safety Program’s Smart Driver Course helps participants refine their skills and develop safer and smarter driving habits. This 6 hour curriculum has been developed to assist Senior Drivers to continue driving  safely as they age. Upon completion of the course, Florida drivers 50 or older may be eligible for insurance discounts. The cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members, which includes workbooks and a

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  • Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten (VPK) Round-up

    Posted on March 29, 2015 at 1:45 am

    If your child turns 4 years of age on or before September 1st, he/she is eligible to enroll in a FREE VPK program! The Sumter County School Board would like to invite all parents of eligible students to attend a registration event near you! Important note… All vpk students will be enrolled on a first come first served basis – enroll early! This year our registration procedures have been revised,

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Planes, Trains and Barbecue

Posted on April 1, 2015 at 1:13 am

The Seventh Annual Planes, Trains and Barbecue Event will be held on Saturday, April 18th, 2015 at Wooton Park on Lake Dora in Downtown Tavares. The event features two air shows on Saturday, live jazz & blues band in the park, robbery train ride on the famous Orange Blossom Cannonball, seaplane tours taking off, classic cars on Main Street with music entertainment, vendors and an estimated 30 barbecue teams competing

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  • Butterfly & Blueberry Festival

    Posted on March 31, 2015 at 1:59 am


    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 11th & 12th, 18th & 19th and 25th & 26th from 10am – 6pm on Saturday and 12pm – 6pm on Sunday. Tickets and

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  • Lunch at American Legion

    Posted on March 29, 2015 at 1:42 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 Friday, April 10th from 11:00am to 1:00pm. Menu: chicken and yellow rice, green beans, salad, bread, Dessert and beverage of coffee and tea. Donation is $6.50. Come enjoy good food and fellowship with the many that will be there. Next regular meeting Monday, April 13th at

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