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Walk Nature Trails with the Native Plant Society

Posted on September 16, 2014 at 1:24 am

The Florida Native Plant Society Lake Beautyberry Chapter will have their annual pot luck on Sunday, September 21, at the home of Myra Zuclich, located near the Ocklawaha River in Weirsdale. Lunch is at 2 pm and Lavon Silvernell, naturalist, will lead a walking tour after lunch. There are ten acres of natural area and Myra’s neighbors have graciously agreed to make their adjoining property available for walking and viewing

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  • JB Guns – Class III & Glock Blue Label Dealer

    Posted on September 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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  • Sumter County Fairgrounds to Host WXW Wrestling Event

    Posted on September 3, 2014 at 1:07 am

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    On Saturday, September 13, The Sumter County Fairgrounds in Bushnell will host a live WXW Professional Wrestling event. Founded by WWE Hall of Famer and wrestling legend Afa “The Wild Samoan” in the late 1990s, WXW has run family-friendly live professional wrestling events throughout Central Florida. Wrestling fans have been flocking to Minneola from all over Florida since WXW first opened its doors in this state six years ago. WXW

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Book Donation to School

Posted on September 16, 2014 at 1:23 am

Bushnell Elementary School (BES) would like to thank Mr. Edgar Tomberlin for a recent donation to the media center. Mr. Tomberlin donated $500 for the purchase of primary age library books. This amount was matched by the media staff which resulted in seventy hardback library books purchased to meet the curricular needs of kindergarten, first and second grade students. Mr. Tomberlin has served Sumter County Schools in many roles, including

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  • Do you want to earn your high school diploma?

    Posted on September 15, 2014 at 1:39 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. New classes begin on August 18. $30 per term. No residency documentation required. Sumter District Schools offers a Pearson Vue Testing Center for the new computer-based GED® test. Go to

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  • Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP)

    Posted on September 14, 2014 at 1:38 am


    The 2014 Farm Bill provided the Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP) which compensates livestock owners for livestock deaths due to adverse weather related events which includes lightning. Eligible livestock include cattle, poultry, swine and other livestock. If you suffer livestock deaths due to lightning, it is suggested your veterinarian document the loss immediately. For more information please call the USDA Farm Service Agency at 352-793-2651or visit the office located at the

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Obstacle Course Fitness Challenge Coming to Oxford

Posted on September 12, 2014 at 1:13 am

The Rugged Round-Up Fitness Challenge is set for September 27th,  behind Brown’s Country Market in Oxford, Florida. Contestants of all fitness levels, from couch potatoes to fitness fanatics, will be put to the test for $1,000 in prize money and the right to be called one of Sumter’s most rugged athletes. The Rugged Round-Up will test your strength, stamina, speed, balance and general toughness over a course of 10 country-themed

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  • Tee Off to Support Student Athletes

    Posted on September 9, 2014 at 1:50 am


    Get out your golf clubs and tee off to support the LSSC student athletes. The Lake-Sumter State College Foundation, Inc. and Athletic Department will be hosting its 16th Annual Golf Classic at Arlington Ridge Golf Course on Friday, September 19, 2014. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. with shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. The cost is $125 per golfer and includes a fun-filled day of golf, a custom golf shirt,

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  • Soccer Club Fundraising Shoe Drive

    Posted on September 7, 2014 at 1:45 am


    Lake County Soccer Club (LCSC) is conducting a shoe collection drive on September 19th and 26th, 2014 to raise funds for our soccer program while benefiting microenterprise ventures in developing nations and keeping old shoes out of local landfills. Individuals can help by donating gently worn, used shoes at East Lake County Community Park at 24809 Wallick Road during our Friday Night Soccer in Sorrento from 5-8 p.m. In the

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Republican Club Meeting

Posted on September 16, 2014 at 1:46 am

The Republican Club of Sumter County will meet @ 7 PM on Thursday, September 18, 2014, at the Sumterville Community Center located at 2427 CR 522 just off  301.   For further information please contact Roger Jones at 352-793-3895.

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  • Back to Church at Oxford Assembly of God

    Posted on September 15, 2014 at 1:43 am

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    More than 30,000 churches across the US will be celebrating “National Back to Church Sunday” September 21, 2014. “Back to Church” is a cross-denominational event created to encourage those who “left church” for one reason or another, to give church another try. Oxford Assembly of God is hosting a number of unique events for the entire week, and inviting the public. Sunday, September 21st through Wednesday, September 24th, Oxford Assembly

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  • Healthy Living Classes

    Posted on September 14, 2014 at 1:42 am

    Healthy living through nutrition, physical, mental and spiritual fitness. It’s not another fad.  It’s a plan for life. You can be successful. $10 Fee for Book – Classes Free. Classes start Monday, September 22 at 7:00 p.m. and are held at Wahoo Baptist Church, 4517 CR319, Bushnell – 3 miles west of I-75 on CR48. For more information call 352-793-6015.

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Incredible Edibles Program at State Park

Posted on September 16, 2014 at 1:51 am

Join us Tuesday, September 30, Tuesday, 6-8 p.m. for Incredible Edibles – wild plant and game program at our Lodge building. Cooking demonstrations and then a chance to taste our wild fare. Please bring a place setting to sample our wild fare. Cost is $5/person, under 18 free. Dade Battlefield Historic State Park, 7200 CR 603, Bushnell, FL 33513, (352)793-4781,

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  • Crafts & Puppets at Dade Park

    Posted on September 14, 2014 at 1:48 am

    Join us Saturday, September 20, Saturday, from 10 am – noon for the monthly Dade Craft Class. Corn husk dolls and flowers will be created out of corn husks. Bring a pair of scissors to make fun crafts. Cost is $5/person and 17 and under is free. And then, from 1-3 p.m. we’ll have Puppets N’ Day Prowl. Free entry into park for program with new or gently-used family friendly

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  • Sumter Singles and Couples Dance

    Posted on September 13, 2014 at 1:58 am


    Come and enjoy dancing in air conditioned comfort from 7:30-10:30 on Friday, September 19th. Dance to the music of Bon Tempo Band 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

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