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Master Gardener Fall Plant Sale

Posted on October 1, 2014 at 1:44 am

The Sumter County Master Gardeners will hold their eagerly anticipated Fall Plant Sale on Saturday, October 11, 2014 from 9 am to 1 pm, at the Wildwood City Hall, 100 N. Main St., Wildwood, FL 34785. Select from locally grown plants suited to Sumter County’s climate and soils, as well as ornamental rocks, garden art, and rain barrels all at affordable prices. The highly regarded Master Gardener book, “Gardening in

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Business Highlight

  • Paul’s Nursery & Produce

    Posted on October 1, 2014 at 1:35 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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  • Sharkys Vac n Sew does it AGAIN!

    Posted on September 24, 2014 at 1:40 am

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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 that are due in any day now. And don’t miss all the Christmas fabrics, everything from traditional Christmas to The Grinch Stole Christmas

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CTN Host at Oxford Assembly

Posted on October 1, 2014 at 1:43 am

Arthelene Rippy, host of “Homekeepers” on Christian Television Network, will be at Oxford Assembly of God on Saturday, Oct. 4, from 10-12 noon, with a message both informative and inspiring. Tragic events in Arthlene’s life left her to raise her family alone, but God used this tragedy for His glory through Arthelene’s nationwide programs “Solo Act,” and currently “Homekeepers”. All women are invited to attend. There is no cost. Refreshments

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  • A Road Back in Time

    Posted on September 30, 2014 at 1:36 am

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    Dade Historic State Park presents a Florida history program that is offered free to all school groups on Thursday, October 9, 2014. Covered picnic tables available. Visit homes of settlers, Seminoles and soldiers. Hear their stories and speak with them about the hardships of life on the Florida frontier in the 1830s. Students will be able to experience firsthand how these early residents of Florida lived by participating in activities

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  • Military Service Awards UDC

    Posted on September 29, 2014 at 1:59 am

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    Pictured: back – Butch Fox, Tom ”Critter” McDaniel, Troy Sweat, David King; middle – Mary Harrison, Commander Bryan Gilmore, Jeff Cotton, Wayne Sweat, Jerry Peacock, Belle Phillips, Tammy Moore; front – Carol Tomlinson, Joyce White, Kenny Tapp, Mary Pruitt, Karen Boone, Mary Watkins The Granville Beville 2234, Bushnell Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy® presented four Military Service Awards to honor these Veterans. This was held at the

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Sports

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Prep pointers for the upcoming hunting season

Posted on September 30, 2014 at 10:01 am

Hunting is a popular hobby and sport enjoyed by millions of people across North America. Over the last 10 years, data from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service indicates that more and more females are taking up hunting. Hunting seasons vary depending on where you live. Regulations designed by local conservation, game, fish, and wildlife departments often dictate the start and end of hunting season. Although the licensing, seasons, limits,

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  • Sumter’s 2nd Annual Tagged Fish Contest

    Posted on September 28, 2014 at 1:27 am

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    Sumter County’s annual “Catch General Sumter” tagged fish contest began at midnight, July 7th. The top prize is $10,000. The contest is hosted by the Sumter County Board of County Commissioners and the Sumter County Tourism Development Council and administered by a local multimedia production and promotion company, Tangent Media. The contest, which runs through April 30, 2015, takes place on Lake Panasoffkee and seeks to bring tourism dollars to

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  • Seeking Central Florida’s Most Rugged Athlete

    Posted on September 24, 2014 at 1:35 am

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    A round-up of Central-Florida’s most rugged is set for September 27th in Sumter County. Contestants of all fitness levels, from weekend warriors to fitness fanatics, will be put to the ultimate physical test for the top prize of $1,000 and the right to be called our most rugged athlete. The Rugged Round-Up will test you, or your team of up to 10 people (but no less than 5), on strength,

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Lifestyles

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Free Family Fun

Posted on October 1, 2014 at 10:29 am

Join us Saturday, October 11, from 4 p.m. until dark at Indian Hill Baptist Church for our Fall Festival on church grounds–everyone is invited! Activities for all ages including: Pee Wee games, face painting, dunk tank, sack races, tug-of-war, volleyball, and a special visit from Smoky the Bear. Baked goods contest, quilt raffle, 50/50 raffle, and scarecrow building contest. Live gospel singing! Affordable concessions, great fun for all ages–ends with

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  • Community Garden Plots

    Posted on September 30, 2014 at 1:25 am

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    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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  • Yard Sale at Village of Grace

    Posted on September 28, 2014 at 1:28 am

    Village of Grace members and friends will host a “gigantic yard sale” beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, October 11 on the grounds of Village of Grace Baptist Church, House of Hope, 11896 U.S. Highway 301 in Oxford. All items will be priced to sell: furniture, household items, tools, shelving units, Christmas accessories, books, appliances, clothing, and more. There will be something for everyone. To contact the church prior to the

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Entertainment

Bushnell VFW

Posted on October 1, 2014 at 10:06 am

The VFW #10137, located at CR 476B welcomes you to our following events: Monday Karaoke 2-6 p.m. Wednesday Bar Bingo 6-? Friday Dinners 4:30-6:30 p.m. followed by entertainment/karaoke from 7-11. We are located 1.5 miles from the Florida National Cemetery. Please call 793-8511 for information.

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  • Sumter Singles and Couples Dance

    Posted on September 30, 2014 at 1:53 am

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    Come and enjoy dancing in air conditioned comfort from 7:30-10:30 on Friday, October 3rd. Dance to the music of Double Density at the Lake Panasoffkee Recreation Park in the blue building at 1582 CR 459 (off CR 470). Pot luck dinner at 7 p.m. – bring a dish to pass. Open to the public married, couples and singles, groups from churches, RV parks – all ages welcome. No alcohol allowed.

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  • A Road Back in Time

    Posted on September 26, 2014 at 9:38 am

    dade park road back in time

    Dade Historic State Park presents a Florida history program that is offered free to all school groups on Thursday, October 9, 2014. Covered picnic tables available. Visit homes of settlers, Seminoles and soldiers. Hear their stories and speak with them about the hardships of life on the Florida frontier in the 1830s. Students will be able to experience firsthand how these early residents of Florida lived by participating in activities

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