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This aerial view of the Crystal River Springs shows a large herd of manatees. The springs feed Kings Bay.
Scientists and environmentalists are concerned about the health of the springs and the Impact that development
will have on them.
Freshwater sources could be in peril fom human actions
Much of Citrus County's identity
as a nature coast tourism destina-_
tion is directly tied to the three
first-magnitude springs on
the coast; but are the
springs in jeopardy and do
they need protection?
The springs generate a
combined 195 million gal-
lons of fresh water every
day for the Crystal River,
Chassahowitzka and Hom-
osassa rivers and Kings
Bay. Those water bodies
are the heart "Of'coastal
tourism in the county.
And tourism generates
money for local business-
County officials say they are com-
mitted to protecting the springs,
but they also acknowledge they
face challenges in protecting the
springs in a high growth county.
The question is, how can growth be
balanced against the need for
Few statistics are available to
identify the importance of springs
to the Citrus County economy.
However, a state economic study
of Homosassa Springs Wildlife
State Park in 2002 found that visi-
tors contributed $13.6 million to
the local economy The
tourism revenues created
lories 206 jobs. The average vis-
trus itor spent $89 on food,
rty lodging, gas and enter-
rs when tainment.
ne, The state park attracted
Efforts 265,977 visitors that year.
ve More than 300,000 visitors
came to the park in 2004.
gs~ Although the county
la has never conducted its
ME 1C own study on the econom-
ic impact of the springs,
Mary Craven, the county's
tourism director, said the springs
and the rivers are the county's
"The springs make our rivers.
Without them, we wouldn't be
Citrus County," Craven said.
Please see SPRINGS/Page 5A
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Quick wit, heart of
go fined hi
Kenneth "Baitman" Bayard will be
remembered differently by each per-
son he knew.
To tourists he will be the unforget-
table eccentric, bearded man who
sold pinfish from his boat at naviga-
tion marker No. 1.
"Those of us who knew him better
saw a whole lot more," said Crystal
River resident Tom McCarty.
Bayard, 69, died Friday, Jan. 14,
2005, from cancer that had spread
throughout his body, undetected until
two weeks prior to his death.
Bayard was born in Philadelphia
and raised in Collingswood, N.J. He
Please see BAITMAN/Page 4A
Special to the Chronicle
Kenneth "Baltman" Bayard died Jan.
14 of cancer.
Highwaymen landscape paintings exhibit draws crowds
Black artists traveled Florida during 1950s
When the Highwaymen began
painting in the 1950s, their motto was
simple: Paint it quick and sell it fast.
Often buyers took home artwork
still wet with paint
The Highwaymen were a group of
black artists from the Fort Pierce area
who traveled throughout Florida dur-
ing the 1950s, selling landscape paint-
ings from car trunks and door-to-door
for $25 to $35 each.
Saturday, people gazed in awe at
the paintings displayed at the Old
Courthouse Heritage Museum in
Inverness, featuring 34 works by the
Artists Mary Ann Carroll and James
* WHAT: Exhibit of paintings by
WHEN: Ongoing, until April 27.
WHERE: Old Courthouse
Heritage Museum, Inverness.
Gibson came to celebrate the opening
of the exhibit, sell artwork and talk
with visitors about their unique style.
Crystal River resident Patsy Woody
owns 11 paintings by Highwaymen
and came to the exhibit to meet
Gibson and Carroll
Woody bought her paintings when
she worked at a bank in south Florida
for between $15 to $50 each.
"These were bought way back in the
'70s," Woody said, pointing out that
the paintings are selling for several
thousand dollars now.
Each time she goes to a
Highwaymen exhibit, she brings her
book, "The Highwaymen" by Gary
Monroe, so that artists may sign it So
far, she's gotten five autographs.
"We follow them," Woody said. "We
probably have every article ever pub-
lished about them in the Sun
Woody said what makes the paint-
ings so unique is their depiction of
Please see PAINTINGS/Page 9A
Highwaymen artist James Gibson,
right, talks to longtime Floral City res-
ident H.D. Bassett about a painting
Saturday during the Highwaymen
show at the Historic Courthouse In
Inverness. The museum will display
34 paintings until April 27.
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* Pumping water from the
aquifer that feeds springs can
reduce the amount of ground-
water flowing to springs and
impact wildlife. Kissengen
Spring in Polk County stopped
flowing in 1950 due to
pumping in its recharge area.
* Chemicals such as fertilizers
and pesticides can soak
through the soil and reach the
groundwater flowing to a
* Septic tanks can contribute ....
bacteria, pathogens and
nutrients to the groundwater
flowing to springs.
* Bank erosion caused by
trampling can cause
sedimentation and turbidity
affecting water quality and
smothering aquatic plants.
* The land uses in a spring
recharge area most compatible
with spring protection are
parks and forests.
IF YOU LIVE IN A SPRING RECHARGE AREA:
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* Take a child to see a spring, protect sinkholes. decisions to protect springs.
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1. Yes. I trust it was her wish.
2. No. It would be inhumane.
3. Yes. The governor over-
stepped his authority.
4. Let the judicial system
work through the process.
To vote, simply access the
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The Citrus County Animal
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listings of impounded ani-
mals. Go to the Web page
us/ and click on "Impounded
Animals" to begin a search.
To enquire about the ani-
mals listed here, refer to the
type (cat or dog), age gr6up
and gender in a search.
The shelter can help you
save an innocent pet. The
shelter is in Inverness near
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the airport. It is open for
adoptions from 10 a.m. to 4
p.m. Monday through Friday
and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Call 726-7660 for more
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ID #: 46087
Financial assistance for
spaying and neutering of
your adopted pet is avail-
able through the Humani-
tarians of Florida, 563-2370,
or from the Humane Society
of Citrus County, 341-2222.
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slated Feb. 16
The Citrus County School
District will have training for new -
volunteers and mentors.
New volunteer training will be -
at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb.
16, and will last about one hour.
Mentor training is at 9:30 a.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 23, and will
last about two hours.
The training will be at the
District Services Center, 1007
W. Main St., Inverness.
For more information regard- -
ing training or to sign up, call
Pat Lancaster at 726-1931, Ext.
Tell your tale in time
Did you meet your mate while
working as grape stompers in
Italy? Was he the fireman who
came to your rescue? Did she
fall into your freshly poured
cement sidewalk, (making quite
an impression on you)?
' The Chrohicle is looking for
unusual "how we met" stories
from couples who are still
together and who would be will,
ing to have their love stories ,
written about in the Chronicle for
Send by e-mail a brief run-
down of how you met your
sweetie, including your names
and phone number, to Nancy
Kennedy at nkennedy@chroni-
cleonline.com; or regular mail to
Citrus County Chronicle, 1624
N. Meadowcrest Blvd., Crystal
River, FL 34429, attention
For more information, call
From staff reports
Woman's club to involve schools in statue-painting project
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The Crystal River Woman's Club has.
been planning what it calls "a manatee
event" for the annual Manatee Festival
for the past couple of years, and the
2006 festival will see the fruits of their
Their project is to provide Fiberglas
adult and baby manatee statues to
schools in the Crystal River Woman's
Club district for artistic painting by stu-
After the statues are artistically ren-
dered and receive a protective coating,
they will be put on display for public
viewing. The art will be judged by a
panel of local artists and sponsors in
various categories, and awards will be
given to the winning art departments in
After the judging, the schools will be
able to keep their statues or donate
The Crystal River Woman's Club
seeks sponsors for providing
Fiberglas manatee statues to
schools for students to paint in
time for the 2006 Florida
Call 382-0777 or 795-5488.
them back to the club for auction. The
money will be divided among the Save
Our Manatee Club, the schools' art
departments and the Crystal River
Woman's Club for operating expenses.
The schools are enthusiastic about the
project, the release said.
The club has planned the event for
almost two years, the release stated,
and was finalizing it when a private
group lead by former Crystal River
Mayor Curtis Rich recently announced
that it had quietly been planning a
"Manatee Magic" event for artistically
painted manatees based on the "Horse
Fever" model in Ocala a few years ago.
That type of event, using artistically
painted Fiberglas cows, horses or car-
toon figures, has been used around the
nation to focus attention on art and to
raise money for various cultural activi-
Lois Thomas, speaking for the
woman's club, said the group actually
would have liked to have done their
project this year, but had to wait
because the 2004 projects had already
She stressed her group didn't intend
to be in competition or contention with
Rich's group, which is also focusing on
the Manatee Festival. The women's
club is a civic group that works for com-
munity projects, she said. Rich's group
said it wants to raise money for a cul-
tural arts center on the Nature Coast
Its manatees will be painted solely by
juried artists, and subsequently auc-
Thomas, a well-known fund-raiser for
civic projects and causes in the county,
said sponsors for the women's club
project have already been contacted, as
well as locations for the painted mana-
tees to be displayed.
She said the club notified the Crystal
River City Council of its project and,
knowing that aesthetics are important
to the council, is hoping to have a des-
ignated liaison with the city to coordi-
nate the displays.
The club said it has worked closely
with the city on many local projects in
the past, such as the sale of bricks for
the sidewalk on Citrus Avenue, the
establishment of the first library, park
improvements, police patrols, firefight-
er support and landscaping projects,
Thomas said the club has some spon-
sors, but could always use more spon-
sors for the program. For information
about sponsoring the event, call 382-
0777 or 795-5488.
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CITRus COUNTY (FL) CHRONICLE
For the RECORD-
Citrus County Sheriff
Francis D. Carter, 41, of 268
N. Highview Ave., Hemando, was
arrested Friday on charges of driv-
ing under the influence.
Bond was set at $1,000.
Paul Andrew Gugelman, 57,
of 4844 W. Blue Indigo Lane,
Beverly Hills, was arrested Friday
on charges of aggravated assault
with a deadly weapon.
A public service officer was taking
a complaint about the vandalism of
a mobile home, and was told
Gugelman was a possible suspect,
according to an arrest report. When
Gugelman arrived he parked about
a car length in front of the officer's
car, and said he wanted to speak
with a deputy, not a "wannabe,"
I according to the report.
The officer was sitting in the front
seat of his car with his feet outside
the door when Gugelman accelerat-
ed his car toward the open door. The
officer said if he had not quickly got-
ten inside, Gugelman would have hit
the door, pinning his legs, according
to the report.
Gugelman's bond was set at
Brian Eugene Peterson, 37,
of 4980 S.W. 195th Ave., Dunnellon,
Was arrested Friday on charges of
driving under the influence.
Bond was set at $1,000.
Citrus County Sheriff
S A representative of Cedar Key
SFish and Oyster Company, South
'Boulevard Drive, Homosassa,
| reported at 10:08 a.m. Thursday a
'burglary, between 9 p.m.
Wednesday and 10 a.m. Thursday,
i at the business.
l A burglary was reported
Thursday, between 11 a.m. and 2
ON THE NET
For more information
about arrests made by
the Citrus County
Sheriff's Office, go to
click on the link to Daily
Reports, then Arrest
p.m. Thursday, at a residence on
Daniel Street, Beverly Hills.
An employee at Wal-Mart, East
Gulf-to-Lake Highway, Inverness,
reported Wednesday a theft,
between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m.
Wednesday, at the store.
An employee at Winn-Dixie,
East Gulf-to-Lake Highway,
Inverness, reported at 9:28 a.m.
Thursday a retail theft, between 9
a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, at
A representative of
Brighthouse Network, U.S. 92
West, Aubumdale, reported at 10:21
a.m. Thursday a theft, between
Thursday, Sept. 30, 2004, and
Thursday, at a residence at the 400
block of North Elmwood Point,
An employee at Island Food
Stores, South Suncoast Boulevard,
Homosassa, reported at 2:39 p.m.
Thursday a theft, between 2:30 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 23, 2004, and 11
p.m. Monday, Jan. 24.
A theft was -reported at 3:19
p.m. Thursday, between 8:30 a.m.
and 12:45 p.m. Thursday, at the 500
block of West Highland
A theft was reported Thursday,
between 9:30 p.m. Wednesday and
3:50 p.m. Thursday, at the 6200
block of West Start Court,
An auto theft was reported at
7:56 p.m. Thursday, between 5 p.m.
Wednesday and 5 p.m. Thursday, at
a gas station at the 600 block of
West Main Street, Inverness.
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Continued from Page 1A
later moved to Malibu, Calif.,
where he worked as an
accountant and real estate
"Somewhere along the way,
he decided to just chuck it all,"
McCarty said. "He dropped out
of business and society and did
exactly what he wanted to do -
Bayard moved to Crystal
River in 1972 and began life as
a fisherman, selling his catches
to local restaurants.
In 1993, he switched to bait
fishing, earning himself the
title of "Baitman."
Bayard sold pinfish for $5 a
dozen from his 20-foot
Aquasport at marker No. 1,
leading from the Gulf to Crystal
River's entrance. Green algae
covered the outside of his boat
- friends said the slime was
just part of his trademark
The "Baitman" used zip ties
on everything. He loved gold
paint and used it generously on
his boat and in his house.
He had a knack for training
hungry sea birds. He liked
doing crossword puzzles in the
morning and drinking wine in
the evenings. He bought a 2004
Mercedes, but wore sunglasses
held together with electrical
tape. At Halloween, he gave
handfuls of spare change to
He loved the Beatles song,
"Let it Be."
"Everyone knew the
Baitman," said Scott Standard
of the Apollo, a deep-sea fish-
Bayard left Standard the
Aquasport in his will. The boat
sits on a lot in front of the
Apollos' dock, still covered
"That's the way he told me to
keep it," Standard said.
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Standard remembers Bayard
as a man with an amazing wit,
sense of humor and heart of
Often, he would radio
Bayard from the Apollo to
check on bait
"I called him and said,
Apollo to the Baitman,' and he
said, 'For English press one,
French press two,' Standard
said. "He was always doing
He was a gentleman, quiet and
honest and asking nothing and always a
helping hand. If you didn't have enough
to pay for your bait, he always said to
people, 'Catch me next time.'
An anonymous message
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The parkway factor
The county commission
,recently sent a report to the
"Florida Department of
Community Affairs identifying
springs protection as its first
priority. The Evaluation and
Appraisal Report (EAR) identi-
fled areas where the
Comprehensive Land Use Plan
,can be revised to enhance the
county and manage growth
over the next seven years.
But the question is how to do
If Suncoast Parkway II is
built in western Citrus County,
part of the four-lane toll road
would run between U.S. 19 and
.County Road 491.
The four-lane toll road would
:probably.intersect one or more
of the first magnitude spring-
sheds, according to Mike
,-Bascom, who heads the
%Springs Initiative for the
,Florida Department of
; Springsheds are the land
.,areas from which springs
.:receive their water. When rain
Falls on the springsheds, it fil-
*ters through the soils to refill
.the aquifer, which is close to
.the surface of the land. The
'aquifer flows through under-
.ground limestone formations
.,to the springs where the water
:is discharged into rivers.
In Citrus County, the
Homosassa and Crystal River
*springsheds extend east to the
,ccentral part of the county.
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: The Florida Turnpike
$Enterpi-ise. has not completed
Mits environmental study of the
-parkway corridor and has no
information about potential
impacts on the springs.
However, the project director,
600.SE HwV. 19. Crystal River
Nathan Silva, said the springs
are part of the study.
The primary concern among
springs scientists is that the
parkway could accelerate resi-
dential growth near the high-
way, creating more streets,
roadways, lawns, houses and
driveways that produce
stormwater runoff laced with
that could find their way
to the springs. They said
the road itself should
not be a problem as long li
as the drainage reten-
tion areas are designed
properly to treat
"It's not the building
of one road. It's what
springs up around it,"
said Greg Jones, direc-
tor of resource conservation
and development for the
Southwest Florida Water
Management District. "What
affects the springs is all the sin-
The counterargument, in
regard to the parkway, is that
the area between U.S. 19 and
County Road 491 would be
developed regardless of
whether the parkway is built
The area already has several
large population centers such
as Sugarmill Woods, as well as
a dozen or more smaller subdi-
visions with hundreds of unde-
veloped lots that were platted
Rising Nitrate Levels
One potential challenge for
springs protection is the coun-
ty's Planned Service Area -
the region identified in the
comprehensive plan as being
the area where residential
growth would be focused. Part
of the PSA extends into the
springsheds. On the flip side,
growth in the PSA is expected
high quality, with central water
and sewer, .and stormwater
Jones said nitrate levels in
the county's major coastal
springs are at least 50 times
higher than they were before
development began in Citrus
County. He said nitrates have
migrated into the aquifer from
many sources, including lawn
fertilizers and septic tanks.
The aquifer carries the con-
taminants to the springs.
In Citrus County, y(
ive right on top of your
heads the Springs Initiative for the Flo
Department of Environmental Protect
Jones believes the district
will be able to preserve the
flow of water to the springs
when it establishes minimum
flows and levels in the next five
years. The district will deter-
mine how much the spring flow
can decrease without damag-
ing the diverse ecology of the
springs and the rivers. The dis-
trict will control water with-
drawals through permitting.
Citrus County has also adopt-
ed regulations to prohibit large
well fields from being used to
pump or transfer drinking
water outside the county. Jones
said a large well field located
close to one of the springs
could impact flow.
Mike Bascom, who heads the
Springs Initiative for the
Florida Department of Enviro-
nmental Protection, said few
people realize springs are fed
by the very same underground
aquifer that provides the drink-
ing water supply for Citrus
County and most of the state..
In the springsheds, the lime-
stone formations in the aquifer
are close to the surface of the
land. That means rainfall can
soak through the thin layer of
topsoil into the aquifer quickly
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to refill it, a process known as
recharging. It also means the
aquifer is more vulnerable to
contamination in the spring-
If people realized their
drinking water came from a
source not far below their
homes and lawns, Bascom
DU believes they might be
more careful about what
type of fertilizer they use,
and might think twice
before they changed oil
and dumped it on the
7m "In Citrus County, you
ion. live right on top of your
drinking water," Bascom
said. "The land you're
standing on is close to the top
of the aquifer."
The closer one gets to the
springs, the higher the impact
of pollutants,- Bascom said.
That is why Citrus County is
building a multi-million dollar
central sewer system on the
coast to eliminate septic tanks
in Homosassa and Chas-
sahowitzka. The county is also
using grants to build stormwa-
ter treatment systems.
But the county thus far has
not addressed springshed pro-
tection east of U.S. 19. County
commissioners talked at one
time about the possibility of
requiring slow-release fertiliz-
ers countywide, but discarded
the idea. They said if they
adopted such a rule, residents
could drive to. neighboring
counties to buy fast-release fer-
tilizers. Commissioners said
the state needs to adopt such a
fertilizer rule,- not individual
Fast release fertilizers are
not completely absorbed by the
lawn's roots. The excess
nitrates filter into the aquifer.
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Bascom said the Springs
Initiative has completed a
draft of a springs protection
land code that will be made
available to counties. The code
will give counties options for
protecting their springs, rang-
ing from regulations to educa-
tion and voluntary best man-
Citrus County Development
Services Director Gary
Maidhof, a member of the
Florida Springs Task Force, a
statewide group that
researched the problems fac-
ing Florida's springs and rec-
ommended ways to protect
them, said the policy decisions
for springs protection won't be
easy and most of the decisions
will fall on the shoulders of
local elected officials.
"I think the time is right and
I think the commission will
step forward, but the devil's in
the details," Maidhof said.
"You can't achieve what we
want to achieve without com-
promise and cooperation with
private landowners. If we wind
up in court over this, we have
failed to accomplish what we
wanted to accomplish."
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Dr. Abadalla Abadier, 83, of
East Greenwich, R.I., died
Saturday, Jan. 29, 2005, in
He was born Oct 13, 1921, in
Educated at the College of
Physicians and Surgeons in
London, England, he worked
for 40 years as a general sur-
geon and retired in 1997.
Dr. Abadier was a member of
the Syrian Orthodox Church of
He is survived by-his wife of
55 years, Jeanne Bichay
Abadier of East Greenwich,
R.I.; two sons, Dr. Ralph
Abadier and wife, Sheila, of
Inverness and Dr. John
Abadier and wife, Maria, of
East Greenwich, R.I.; and four
Hooper Funeral Homes,
Michael Joseph Carluzzo, 55,
Crystal River, died Thursday,
Jan. 27, 2005, at home.
He was born March 30, 1949,
in Buffalo, N.Y, and came here
21 years ago from there.
He was a self-employed
He was Catholic.
Survivors include a daugh-
ter, Becky Phillips of Winter
Haven; brother, Joseph
Carluzzo of Colden, N.Y; two
sisters, Mary Ann Clark of
Crystal River and Betty Wagner
of Orchard Park, N.Y; mother,
Mildred Carluzzo of Buffalo,
N.Y.; and a grandson, Cason
Phillips of Winter Park
Franklin Mclain Denison, 69,
Homosassa, died Friday, Jan
28, 2005, at his home under the
care of his family and Hospice
of Citrus County.
He was born to Gracie and
Lawrence Denison on July 7,
1935, in Fair-
mont, W Va.,
and he moved
years ago from
B He was a
U.S. Army veteran.
He was a retired dentist and
a member of the Nature Coast
Dr. Denison was Methodist
Survivors include his wife,
Mary .C. Denison- of Hom-
osassa; five children, Dee Dee
Langley of Clermont, Bill
Denison of Fort Lauderdale,
-Garry Denison of West Palm
Beach, Rick Langley of Beverly
Hills, Calif., and Randy
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Irene Fogg, 80
Irene Kladis Fogg, 80, Citrus
Springs, died Thursday, Jan. 27,
2005, at Brentwood Retirement
Center in Lecanto.
She was born to Elizabeth
and Louis Chalimides Nov. 9,
1924, in Perth Amboy, N.J., and
she moved here in 1973 from
She was a retired bookkeep-
She was Greek Orthodox.
Survivors include one
daughter, Barbara Lane of
Citrus Springs; one son, James
Phillip Budarf of Dallas, Texas;
sister, Dora Russo of Toms
River, N.J.; three grandchil-
dren; and four great-grandchil-
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Lorre Heins, 40
Loree Green Heins, 40, Cape
Coral, formerly of Crystal
River, died Friday, Jan. 28,
2005, at Hope Hospice House
of Cape Coral.
Born Aug. 11, 1964, in Ocala,
she was the daughter of John
Wesley and Constance
(Bertine) Green. She was a
Citrus County resident until
moving to Cape Coral seven
A 1982 graduate of Crystal
River High School, she attend-
ed Western Carolina
University. She loved watching
movies, painting and was an art
enthusiast and a homemaker.
Mrs. Heins was a member of
the Cape Christian Fellowship.
She was Baptist
Survivors include her hus-
band, Gary, of Cape Coral;
daughter, Jessie Rouse of Cape
Coral; parents, Wesley and
Connie Green of Red Level;
three sisters, Shannon Burch
and husband, Allen, of
Charlotte Hall, Md., Kristy
Fowler and husband, James, of
Gainesville and JoAnna Green
of Crystal River; and three
Strickland Funeral Home,
Crystal River. '
La France, 71
Denise M. La France, 71,
Crystal River, died Wednesday,
Jan. 26, 2005, at Crystal River
Health, and Rehab.
She was born to Louise and
Louis Bach Aug. 23, 1933, in
Nancy, France, and she moved
here two years ago from
She was a retired caregiver.
Survived by two sons, Steven
Anderson and Mike Anderson.
Brown Funeral Home and
Crematory, Crystal River.
Elizabeth Pullano, 79,
Lecanto, died Thursday, Jan.
28, 2005, in Inverness.
Born Oct 5, 1925, in Mespath,
Queens, N.Y., she was the
daughter of Salvatore and
Angela DiLorenzo. She came
here from Holiday in October
She worked as a box maker
for the Madeline Chocolate
Mrs. Pullano was Catholic.
She was preceded in death
by her husband, Albert
Pullano, June 24, 2004.
She is survived by four sis-
ters, Mary Sardo of Long
Island, N.Y, Margaret Gardino
of Lindenhurst, N.Y, Frances
Patina of New Port Richey and
Angelina Mazzarelli of Great
Falls, Mont; and a niece, Amy
Chearmonte of Hernando.
Hooper Funeral Homes,
John Rack, 91
John F. -Rack, 91, Citrus
Springs, died Saturday, Jan. 29,
2005, at his residence under
care of family and Hospice of
A native of Brooklyn, N.Y, he
moved to Margate in 1982 and
came here in 1988.
Prior to his retirement in
1968, he was a commercial
truck driver and maintained
his active Teamsters Union
membership. He initiated the
Teamster Welfare and Pension
Mr. Rack was a former mem-
ber of the Dunnellon Loyal
Ordei of the Moose and the
Citrus Springs Horseshoe Club.
He was Catholic.
He was preceded in death by
his wife, Anna, in 1995, and a
daughter, Eileen, also in 1995.
Survivors include a daugh-
ter, Geraldine Normoyle of
Citrus Springs; granddaughter,
Jennifer Normoyle of Ocala;
sister, Geraldine Decker of
Citrus Springs; and many
nieces and nephews.
Fero Funeral Home with
Crematory, Beverly Hills.
Joseph C. Sheffield, 81,
Beverly Hills, died Thursday,
Jan. 27,2005, at his home under
the care of his family and
Hospice of Citrus County.
He was born to Thelma and
Gaston Sheffield Nov. 5, 1923,
moved here in
Mr. Sheffield was a World
War II U.S. Army veteran and
participated in the Normandy
Invasion at Omaha Beach, for
which he received the Purple
A retired contractor, he was
charter member No. 69 and a
life member and past Exalted
Ruler of the West Citrus Elks
Lodge No. 2693, and he was a
life member of VFW Post 1685
in Anchorage, Alaska.
Survivors include his wife,
Joan M. Sheffield of Beverly
Hills; seven children, B.J.
Rogers-Roquemore and hus-
band, Steve, of Chatsworth,
Calif., Vicki Kennedy of St.
Helens, Ore., Linda Watson,
Beverly Glasgow, Gregory Lynn
Sheffield and wife, Laurie,
Wayne Watson and Mitch
Glasgow, all of Anchorage,
Alaska; two sisters, Ometa
Sheffield of Fort Myers and
Arzelia and Charles Monk of
Gaffriey, S.C.; 10 grandchildren;
and one great-grandchild.
Brown Funeral Home and
Crematory, Crystal River.
Gerald L. Tollefson, 73,
Crystal River, died Thursday,
Jan. 27, 2005, at his home under
the care of his family and
Hospice of Citrus County.
He was born to Bessie and
Clayton Tollefson May 7, 1931,
in Durand, Wis., and he moved
here 15 years ago from
He retired from production
control in the manufacturing
Mr. Tollefson was a member
of the first United Methodist
Church of Homosassa.
Survivors include his wife,
Lorraine Tollefson of Crystal
River; daughter, Linda Lee
Gschwind of Aliso Viejo, Calif.;
two sons, Gerald Lee Tollefson
of Humble, Texas, and Scott
Alan Tollefson of Missouri City,
Texas; two sisters, Bonnie
Schumacher of Crystal River
and Lois Martins of Tavares;
five grandchildren; and one
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Wacks Sr., 86
Harold L. Wacks Sr., 86,
Bushnell, died Friday, Jan. 28,
2005, at his home under the
care of his family and Lake-
Born in Keith, Ky., Nov. 13,
1918, he was the son of
Abraham and Anna (Cornett)
here in 1977
He served in
the U.S. Army
Mr. Wacks was a retired secu-
rity guard. He was a member of
the Disabled American
Veterans Chapter 4 in Tampa
and the Masonic Lodge in
He was preceded in death by
his wife, Ruby Wacks, Jan. 1,
1997, and a son, Darwin Wacks,
He is survived by two sons,
Harold L. Wacks Jr. of Ocala
and William L. Wacks of
Bushnell; four daughters,
Norma Lynn of Apopka,
Winona Ann Suri of Tampa,
Pamela Harris of Homosassa
and Dinah Herman of
Inverness; a brother, Eugene
Wacks of Ocala; 15 grandchil-
dren; and nine great-grandchil-
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with Crematory, Inverness.
Abadalla Abadier. A service
of remembrance for Dr.
Abadalla Abadier, 83, East
Greenwich, R.I., will be 12:30
p.m. today (Sunday, Jan. 30,
2005) at the Inverness Chapel
of Hooper Funeral Homes. Dr.
Babb H. Adams will officiate.
Interment will take place in
East Greenwich, R.I.
Lorre Green Heins. The
funeral service for Lorre
Green Heins, 40, Cape Coral,
formerly of Crystal River, will
be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1,
2005, from the Strickland
Funeral Home Chapel in
Crystal River, with the Rev.
Lloyd Bertine of Gulf to Lake
Baptist Church officiating.
Interment will follow at Red
Level Cemetery. Visitation will
be from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday, Jan.
31, 2005, at the funeral home.
Memorial gifs in Lorre's memo-
ry may be made to her daugh-
ter's college fund, c/o Evelyn
Heins, 1130 Bluebird Ave.,
Marco Island, FL 34145.
John F. Rack Services for
John F Rack will be at 11 a.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2005, at Fero
Funeral Home, Beverly Hills
Chapel, with Hospice Chaplain
Gordon Condit officiating.
Burial will follow in Fero
Memorial Gardens Cemetery,
under the direction of Fero
Funeral Home with Crematory,
5955 N. Lecanto Hwy., Beverly
Hills. Visitation will be from 6
to 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 31, 2005,
at Fero Funeral Home, Beverly
Joseph C. Sheffield.
Memorial services for Joseph
C. Sheffield, 81, Beverly Hills,
will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb.
1, 2005, at the Brown Funeral
Home, given by the West Citrus
Elks Lodge No. 2693. Private
Cremation will be under the
direction of Brown Funeral
Home and Crematory.
Inurnment will be at the
Florida National Cemetery in
Bushnell. In lieu of flowers,
donations may be made to
Citrus County Hospice. Brown
Funeral Home and Crematory,
Harold Lee Wacks. Friends
of Harold Lee Wacks may call
at the Chas. E. Davis Funeral
Home of Inverness from 2 to 4
p.m. Sunday, Jan. 30,, 2005.
Graveside services will be con-
ducted at 1:30 p.m. Monday,
Jan. 31, 2005, from the Florida
National Cemetery, Bushnell.
Burial will follow under the
direction of Chas E. Davis
Funeral Home of Inverness.
Friends may gather at the
Chas. E. Davis Funeral Home
parking lot Monday to form the
funeral procession to the
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18 QUESTIONS THAT HEART PATIENTS ASK
Friday, February 18- 1:30 PM- CMH Auditorium
Our speaker for this program will be S. Michael Mikowski, DO, "rom the Ocala
Heart Institute. Dr. Mikowski has had extensive experience working with
patients facing heart surgery or heart procedures. Here's your chance to hear
the questions that they ask, and to ask your own.
Wednesday, February 23 10:00 AM- CMH Auditorium
This month Chet Olshewsky, Master Gardner from the Citrus County Extension
Office, will speak about "Lawns, Deciduous Fruit Trees and Citrus."
24 THE WOMEN'S HEART PROGRAM AT CMH
Thursday, February 24- 10:30 AM- CMH Auditorium
Heart disease affects one out of every two women in the US. What are the 10
things women need to know about heart disease? What choices do we have to
reduce our risks or control heart disease if we have it? Joinr us as the
Women's Heart Program team, under the leadership of CMH Heart
Center Director Isabelle Garibaldi, RN, CCRN, MSN, discusses the
new program at CMH and what we can do to keep 1
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This 20-Inch by 16-inch original Highwaymen painting valued at
$750 will be given away by the Citrus County Historical Society in
a drawing March 12. Geoff Cook donated the Willie Daniels' paint-
ing. Tickets can be purchased for $1 each or $5 for six tickets at
the Historic Courthouse in Inverness. Proceeds benefit the Old
Courthouse Heritage Museum and the Citrus County Historical
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Florida's nature, caught in
"It's typical of old Florida,"
Woody said. "It's been devel-
oped so much. You just don't
see this anymore."
Woody's granddaughter Mel-
anie Lee, 11, has inherited her
grandmother's love for the
Recently, Melanie went to a
museum down south that had
-an assortment of artwork on
display, including some of the
"I knew which ones were the
Highwaymen," she bragged.
The collection will be on dis-
play at the museum until April
27. The exhibit is on loan from
the Orange County Regional
Museum hours are 10 a.m. to
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Wrong man held
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Collazo complained to anyone
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Dinner, show, prizes aid charity
'That's Entertainment' to help Relay for Life
Special to the Chronicle
The Citrus Realtors Relay for Life
team will present a dinner and variety
show at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, March 26, at
Citrus Hills Golf and Country Club.
The fund-raiser for the American
Cancer Society will feature a social
hour, dinner, silent auction, two vaca-
tion drawings and entertainment by
some of the best stars in the county.
"That's Entertainment" will spotlight
Dick Coleman, Renee Fonseca, Sheree
Monroe, Susan Page, Dave Robertson
and Kathryn Selvester,
The dinner and variety show ticket is
Special to the Chronicle
Richard Kwieclenski, Homosassa, recorded 20 degrees
Fahrenheit at 7:20 a.m. Jan. 18 from the garden area of his
home. He Is holding a chunk of Ice he took from the buck-
et left out during the night.
Troops need phone cards
Special to the Chronicle
Troops recovering from com-
bat wounds at Walter Reed and
National Naval Medical
Center are not allowed to use
hospital telephones to make
long-distance calls to their
loved ones. They are request-
ing telephone cards.
The United Democratic
Clubs of Citrus County are con-
tributing money to buy tele-
phone cards to send to the
wounded troops. They are ask-
ing all Citrus County residents
to join in this endeavor. While
you are out shopping, purchase
telephone cards to send to the
recovering troops in U.S. mili-
The local 690th Family
Readiness Groups could use
telephone cards, too.
Call Marilyn Day at 527-7162
to arrange for cards to be
picked up and delivered.
$35 for individuals and $60 for a couple,
on a first-come, first-served basis. A
cash bar will be available and tables for
eight persons only may be reserved for
$240. Cut-off date to purchase
dinner/show tickets is March 10. No
dinner/show tickets will be sold at the
All tickets are on sale at the Chamber
of Commerce offices, or may be pur-
chased from the planning committee.
You do not have to be present for a
chance to win the getaways.
Donated items for the silent auction
are being sought In addition, full-page,
half-page and business-card-size ads
are available for the program.
For more information, call one of
these planning committee members:
John Barnes, 422-1357; Melonie Hagg,
257-1783; Lois Thomas, 382-0777; or Lee
Ann Ward, 302-4347.
Johnson center assists needy, elderly
he Annie W. Johnson
Senior Service Center,
on the Citrus side of
Dunnellon and just off U.S. 41,
has assisted the needy and the
elderly since 1976. The. well-
kept former church building is
filled with happy individuals
socializing and playing cards,
pokeno, bingo, exer-
cising, doing crafts
such as a quilt or
watching movies or
One hot meal is
served every week-
day by volunteers
who greet each citi-
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tion. The average
age at the dining UN1
tables is 70 years W
old. Everyone has a
name here and is special.
If you are new to the group,
you will be welcomed as if you
are long-lost family. If you can
sing or strum a guitar, then you
will be encouraged to provide
a song or music, and all will try
their best to harmonize with
you. If you enjoy crafts, you will
be asked to help with the quilt
that will eventually be sold to
raise more money for the oper-
ations of the center. If you just
want to talk, then there are
those who just want to listen
and to share in your stories. No
one has to sit at home all alone
when the doors are open to all
Citrus and Marion County resi-
dents, without regard to age,
race, sex, disability, ethnic ori-
gin or religious beliefs.
The center helps needy indi-
viduals or families seeking
help with utility bills, rent and
mortgage payments. This
financial assistance is offered
only once a calendar year and
is paid directly to the utility
company, landlord or mortgage
.holder All funds received by
the center, either grants or allo-
cations, go to the clients' needs.
The center receives funds from
both the United Way of Citrus
County and Marion County, the
Progress Energy Neighbor
Fund, which is administered
by the United Way of Citrus
County, the FEMA
and Shelter Prog-
ram managed by a
local FEMA Board
and the .United Way
of Citrus County, and
The center does not
want any person or
armish household to go
without the neces-
RED sary utilities or with-
MY out shelter Its goal is
to keep this situation
from happening for a 30-day
period. During the 30 days, the
center can help with referrals
or hopefully find a solution.
The center also operates a
thrift shop in Dunnellon that
provides the operational funds
for the center. The thrift shop
is at 12409 N. Florida Ave.,
South Dunnellon. The tele-
phone number is (352) 465-
7957. Three part-time employ-
ees and many volunteers assist
with the operations.
The center provides bags of
groceries every couple of
months to an individual or fam-
ily, a yearly Christmas basket
program and vouchers for
clothing or household items
from the thrift store. Bread is
donated by Publix. The
Volunteer Way Food Bank, in
New Port Richey, provides
food. The Citrus County post
office employees conduct a
food drive twice a year and the
center is the recipient of a por-
tion. Local high schools and
garden clubs also keep the
pantries full. When the shelves
are empty, then the staff will
shop at local sales for food.
The center has also recently
implemented a very small pre-
scription assistance program.
This program is to assist indi-
viduals with $50 toward their
This assistance can be given
twice a year to an individual.
All money is paid directly to
the pharmacy or drug store.
Although Ms. Annie W.
Johnson passed away in August
2000, the board of directors is
dedicated to Ms. Johnson's phi-
losophy to provide services to
the needy and elderly and to
continue to serve the residents
of Citrus and Marion Counties.
They have successfully provid-
ed this service for more than 28
years. Last year, 212 Citrus
County families or 1,284 county
residents were helped.
The Annie W. Johnson
Senior Service Center is at
1991 West Test Court,
Dunnellon, telephone (353)
489-8021. Lydia Mills is the
executive director and Cecil
McLeod is the chairperson of
the board of directors.
Donations to the Community
Fund of the United Way of
Citrus County, the Annie W.
Johnson Senior Service
Center, and other small human
service agencies provide fund-
ing to help local citizens.
Without your help, and the
help of dedicated volunteers,
these small agencies would not
exist Thank you for your con-
John Marmish is executive
director of United Way of
Citrus County. For more
information, go to
www. citrusunitedway. org
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Club to meet
The Upstate New York Club
will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday,
Feb. 3, at the Italian Social Club
on Courity Road 486 in
Menu choice is roasted chick-
en or chicken cacciatore. The
speaker will be from the Heart
Center of Citrus Memorial
Send a check for $7 for the
dinner, and if you have not paid
your $3 annual dues add it to
your check. Mail them by
Monday to Upstate New York
Club, P.O. Box 641261, Beverly
Hills, FL 34464.
The next board meeting is
Feb. 25. Call Dorothy Jamerson
Crystal River club
plans big sale
Mark your calendars for
Saturday, Feb. 12, for Crystal
River Woman's Club annual
Trash and Treasure Sale that
will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
This inside sale will be at the
clubhouse at 320 S. Citrus Ave.
in Crystal River. There will be
something for everyone.
All monies raised from this
sale go to charities chosen by
Anyone still wishing to donate
items may call Judi Davis at
Remember, the Military Card
Party is Wednesday, and the
Arts and Crafts Festival in
Gainesville is Saturday.
The Literary Group is offering
a trip to Cross Creek. For the
trip, call JoAnn Ryan at 382-
1138. For club information, call
Marcie Patton at 563-1933.
Club to host show
The Dunnellon Garden Club
will host its annual fashion show,
luncheon and card party from 11
a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at the Holy
Faith Episcopal Hall on Blue
Cove Drive in Dunnellon.
Club members will model
fashions from the well-known
"Denise's Boutique on Wheels."
Many styles and sizes from her
collection will be available for
Lunch will consist of chicken
salad, various other salads and
desserts. Door prizes will be
awarded. Dunnellon and local-
area ladies are invited to this
annual gala and fun-filled event.
This is the club's only event
that raises money for the club's
scholarship fund. In past years,
the club has awarded $1,000 to
a senior of the Dunnellon High
School's FFA Program. The stu-
dent must plan to go to college
and study agriculture, horticul-
ture or a related field.
For $9, everyone can enjoy a
wonderful day of fashions, food
and cards. Call Melodee at 489-
0626 on or before Tuesday.
to meet in Inverness
The next meeting of the
Citrus Model Railroad Club will
be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the
Lakes Region Library in
Dave Marquis will present a
program about his recent trip to
the National Convention and to
various railroad sites along the
The public and prospective
members are invited. Call Bob
Horrell at 382-7345 or Norm
Schoss at 341-3128.
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Navy Seabee Veterans of
America Island X-18 Citrus
County will meet for breakfast at
8:.30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 30, at
Crystal Paradise Restaurant, 508
N. Citrus Ave., Crystal River. All
Seabees, Honeybees and friends
are invited. For more information,
call Commander George Staples,
Korean War Veterans
Association, Citrus Chapter 192
meets at 1 p.m. the first Tuesday
monthly at VFW Post 10087 in
Beverly Hills. Any Korean War
Veteran, including any veteran who
served a tour of duty in Korea after
1954 to present, is eligible to
become a member. Call
Commander Ken Heisner, 563-
0585, or Vice Commander Hank
AmVets Post No. 5 is seek-
ing new members. Regular meet-
ings are at 7 p.m. the first
Wednesday monthly at the
Legion Post 155, Crystal River.
The next meeting is Feb. 2.
Prospective members should bring
a copy of their DD214 to the meet-
ing. Call Wayne JaBaay at (352)
249-1019 or Harold Cipolone at
AmVets Post 5 invites all veter-
ans and general public to its
Valentines Day dinner-dance
iMonday, Feb. 14, at American
Legion Post 155, 6585 W. Gulf-to-
Lake Highway (State Road 44),
Crystal River, one-quarter mile east
of Publix. (Smoke-free dining.)
Hiors d'oeuvres will be served from
5,to 5:30 p.m., with a prime rib din-
r)er from 5:30 to 7. There will be
dancing to the live music of The
&grriers until 10. Tickets ($9) are
available only in advance. For tick-
4. call Wayne or Juanita at 249-
1V49, Herb or Joan at 794-7465, or
JDim or Linda at 527-7049. Tickets
qe going fast, and only a limited
nuinber may be sold. Take your
sweetheart out for the best meal in
tbWn and support our veterans at
the same time;
The Allen-Rawls American
Legion Post 77 of Inverness
invites all veterans of Inverness
arid Lecanto to join them. Meetings
arO at 7:30 p.m. the first Thursday
monthly at the Key Training Center
building, 130 Heights Ave.,
Inverness. The executive board
meets the third Thursday monthly.
' all the commander at 341-0971.
*1 A U.S. Air Force Florida
ifDHORSE Roundup is planned
f&Friday and Saturday in Ocala.
Al-units, past and present, are wel-
cDme. Call Tom Gallagher at 860-
10S9 or visit www.redhorseassocia-
1 Gilley-Long-Osteen VFW
WRest 8698 will host a Boston butt
dinner and dance from 5 to 7 p.m.
Saturday. Dinner will include
Eoston butt, baked potato, green
bpans, salad, rolls and dessert for
a $6 donation. Music will be provid-
ed by Eddie Shannon and
Company from 6:30 to 10:30.
Dining is smoke-free. The public is
Welcome. Call 447-3495. Call
ahead for to-go orders.
All LST Veterans and wives
are invited to monthly breakfast
meetings at 9 a.m. the first
Saturday monthly at the Golden
Corral Restaurant in Brooksville.
P or information, call 860-2033.
:' American Legion Ppst 155,
6585 W. Gulf-to-Lake Highway,
crystal River, serves an all-you-
can-eat breakfast from 8:30 to 11
d-m. Sunday for a $4 donation.
Country Western day is today.
Dinner is from 2 to 4 p.m., and
entertainment is from 3 to 6 p.m.
Music will be provided by "Strictly
Country." Donation is $8 per per-
sbn, and $15 per couple. Wear
ybur best Westemrn attire and "boot
spoot" down to the post. Limited
tickets sold in advance.
Newsletter party at 9 a.m.
< AUCE breakfast 8 to 11 a.m.
; Free pool on Sundays.
Dart tournaments 4 p.m. second
and fourth Sunday.
SSnowbird euchre party, 7 p.m.
SBar bingo from 2 to 5 p.m.
1"esdays and Thursdays.
Pool toumanient at 3 p.m.
For information call the post,
Sn Eugene Quinn VFW Post
1337, 906 State Road 44 E.,
Ilvemess, announces schedule for
SToday: Pool tournament at 2
p.m. Karaoke by Wild Willy at 5.
,'Monday: Free pool from 9 a.m.
texioon. Bar bingo 3 p.m.
S'uesday: Free pool 9 a.m. to
rv n. Chicken wings four for $1
f] 4 to 7 p.m. Sweet potato fries
O beer battered onion rings also
K, Wednesday: Free pool 9 a.m. to
nrn. Homemade spaghetti dinner
Daryl $4 from 5 to 7 p.m.
taoke by Harry S. at 6.
" hursday: Four Chaplains
Memorial Day. Free pool 9 a.m. to
noon. Bar bingo 3 p.m.
Friday: Free pool 9 a.m. to noon.
All-you-can-eat fried grouper or
three-piece fried chicken $6 from
4:30 to 7 p.m. Karaoke by Marty at
Saturday: Ladies Auxiliary
serves smothered steak dinner,
5:30 p.m., $6. Music by Strictly
Country at 6:30.
Sunday: Super Bowl Party at 5
p.m. with wimpy burgers two for
$1. Come watch the game.
The Post Honor Guard provides
funeral services for all veterans in
VFW Post 4337 welcomes all
returning service members from
The post displays a permanent
"Gold Star and Blue Star" Mothers'
VFW Post 4337 is adopting the
690th Military Police Unit from
Crystal River. Anyone who wishes
to donate necessary items to make
these 100-plus troops feel more at
home and offer them a degree of
comfort in Afghanistan can contact
Commander Houston at 344-3495.
Donations can be sent to Eugene
Quinn VFW Post 4337, 906
Highway 44E, Inverness, FL
The H.F. Nesbitt VFW Post
10087, Beverly Hills, is off County
Road 491 across the street from
Haywire's and directly behind the
Sunday: Bingo (non-smoking) at
1 p.m. in the big hall. It's football
season and the lounge opens at 1
p.m. On Feb. 6, the post is spon-
soring a fantastic Super Bowl party
that will "kick off" around 5:30 p.m.
for a donation of $5.
Monday: Golf outing. Check with
Dick or Jim in the canteen. Dart
tournament at 7 p.m.
Tuesday: Pool tournament at 2
p.m. Ladies night from 5 to 8 p.m.
Wednesday: Bingo in the lounge
at 2 p.m. "Mike" is on the key-
boards at 5 p.m. Hamburgers, hot
dogs, sausages and peppers are
grilled at 6 p.m. The Men's
Auxiliary meeting will be at 6:30
p.m. the second Wednesday
Thursday: Pool tournament at 7
p.m. Dart tournament also starts at
Friday: Lounge bingo starts at 2
p.m. "Mike" is on the keyboards at
5. Friday night dinners are being
served from 5 to 7, either fried
grouper or fried chicken and all the
trimmings at $6 per plate.
(karaoke/DJ) in the lounge begins
at 7 p.m., featuring a talented host
each week with sandwiches served
Post 10087 is hosting a
Valentine's Dance at 7 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 12, in the big hall. It
should be noted that this is a
dance only and dinner will not be
served. Come on out and bring
your favorite dancing partner for a
fun filled night of dancing and lis-
tening to some great DJ music.
The Leroy Rooks Jr. VFW
Post 4252 in Hernando will serve a
roast beef dinner on Friday from
5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Music will be pro-
vided by Katie Lynn from 6:30 to
10:30., The cost is $5.50 and you
do not have to be a member to
enjoy a great night at our post.
The post has bar bingo at 2 p.m.
Sunday. The Ladies Auxiliary
hosts bingo games at 10:30 a.m.
Saturday and doors open at 9
a.m. The auxiliary also sponsors
bar bingo at 2 p.m. Tuesday.
The Dart League meets and
competes at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday.
The Post Ladies Auxiliary is
starting a Junior Girls' Division for
girls 5 to 16 years old. Call Judy
Our post Web page is at
www.debbiefields.com and you can
e-mail us at usavets@nature-
The post and ladies auxiliary
regularly visit several local nursing
homes. They encourage anyone to
join them and spread some cheer
to veterans who served this coun-
try and who now need our support.
Call for details.
The next Auxiliary district meet-
ing will be on Feb. 20 at VFW Post
4337. Department Junior Vice
President Fran Parta will be the
guest. Try to attend and give her a
The next post and ladies auxil-
iary meeting is at 7 p.m. Thursday,
Feb. 10. Call Bob Prive, VFW Post
4252 commander, at 726-3339.
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meets in Hernando at VFW Post
4252, There will be nomination of
new officers at the scratch and
meeting at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb.
6. The dinner will be changed to 5
p.m. the third Sunday, Feb. 20, due
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to the Super Bowl party at the post
The Cootie Supreme hospital
visit is at 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 13,
at the Gainesville hospital. All
-Cooties are encouraged to attend.
The next scratch and meeting is
at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, March 6.
Election of new officers and instilla-
tion of elected officers will follow
the meeting. The Cootie dinner will
follow at 5 p.m. The public is
always welcome at the dinners.
N VFW Edward W. Penno Post
4864 will have its monthly meeting
at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the post
home. For information call
Commander Jack Walker at 465-
Bingo is played at 1 p.m.,
Tuesday at the post.
Dinners served at 5 p.m.
Friday. Carryout service is avail-
Feb. 4 Baked chicken.
Feb. 11 Fried fish.
Feb. 18 Beef stew.
Feb. 25 Fried chicken.
Breakfast is served starting at 8
The karaoke team of Dick and
Neil will be at the Edward W.
Penno Post 4864 from 7 to 11 p.m.
Saturday. Bring your friends and
have a good time.
A Chili Cook-Off is scheduled for
5 p.m. on Super Bowl Sunday,
Feb. 6, at the Edward W. Penno
VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 4864
will have its monthly meeting at 7
p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8, at the post
home. For information, call
President Fay Ziech, 489-9716.
VFW Edward W. Penno Post
4864 is at 10199 N. Citrus Springs
Blvd., Citrus Springs, (352) 465-
4864. The public is welcome at all
The Citrus County Veterans
Coalition meets at 10 a.m. on the
first Saturday monthly at the
Lecanto Government Center on
Sovereign Path. All members,
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6th Battalion, 80th Artillery
- April 21-24, Baltimore, Md.
Contact: Arvon Staats, 4325 N.W.
60 St., Oklahoma City, OK 73112;
(405) 942-7199; firstname.lastname@example.org.
ASA men stationed in
Helemano, Hawaii as part of
8605th AAU; 5th ASA FS; or Det.
5, 2nd Sig Svc Bn May 19-22,
Baltimore, Md. Contact: George
Akerhielm, 7636 Sturbridge Drive,
Manlius, NY 13104; (315) 682- *
Association October in Tucson,
Ariz. Contact: Larry Eckard, P.O.
Drawer 11399, Hickory, NC 28603;
Web site: www.cianathq.org.
ASA Okinawa 111th Sig Svc
Co (1949-52), 327th Comm Recon
Co (1952), 8603rd AAU (1952-54),
8603rd DU 91954-56), 3rd US ASA
FS (1957-1960s) Sept. 15-18,
Branson, Mo. Contact: Paul
Watson, 17 Baker Road, Salisbory,
MA 01952-1442; (978) 465-7473;
Newport Dealeys: USS
Cromwell DE-1014, USS Dealey
DE-1006, USS John Willis DE-
1027, USS Van Voorhis DE-1028,
USS Lester DE-1022, USS
Hartley DE-1029, USS Joseph K
Taussig DE-1030, USS Courtney
DE-1021, USS Hammerberg DE-
1015 Oct. 20-23 in Jacksonville.
Contact: Charles Holzschuh,
14396-A Carialview Drive, Delray
Beach, FL 33484; (561) 499-2818;
norcharl @juno.com; Web site:
USS Amphion (AR-13) -
April 22-24, Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Contact: Lloyd Stagg, 7407 Lillie
Lane, Pensacola, FL 32526; (850)
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steering committee, leaders of all
veteran's organizations and inter-
ested veterans are welcome to
attend. For information check the
Web site at www.ccvcfl.org It is
also linked to the VA and lists many
contact numbers for veterans. Call
Chris at 795-7000 or Larry at 341-'
0113 for more information.
Anyone who knows of a home-
less veteran in need of food, hair-
cut, voter ID, food stamps, medical
assistance or more blankets is
asked to call John Young at the
Hunger and Homeless Coalition at
628-4357, or. pass along this phoop
number to the veteran.
Herbert Surber American
Legion Post 225 of Floral City will
be conducting its meetings on the
second Tuesday monthly. The next
meeting will be at 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 8, in the community
center building at 8370 E. Orange
Ave. in Floral City.
Call the post commander at 637-
5027. If no answer, leave your
name and phone number and
someone will call back.
* All Airborne Personnel are
Society wants to sing
for your sweetie
A truly unique way to
express your love on St.
Valentine's Day is to send a
singing Valentine to your
This year, the annual
Singing Valentine program is
being extended to Saturday,
Feb. 12, after 1 p.m. Sunday,
Feb. 13, and Valentine's Day.
Will Sill will take reservations
for a quartet to visit your
Valentine. Reservations can be
made until noon Friday, Feb.
11. Call Sill at 341-0684 or his
assistant at 382-0057.
USS Arcadia (AD-23) -April
21-24, Myrtle Beach, S.C. Contact:
Andrew Malone, 38 Croyden Lane,
Hicksville, NY 11801; (516) 681-
USS Bexar (APA-237) -
September in the Washington
DC/Baltimore, Md. Area. Contact:
James Redding, 221 S. Joaquin
St., Coalinga, CA 93210; (559)
USS Blakely (FF-1072) -
July 14-17, Charleston, S.C.
Contact: John Klaers, 844 Carew
Ave., Orlando, FL 32804; (407)
USS Bryce Canyon (AD-36)
- Oct. 13-16, San Diego, Calif.
Contact: Mike Nesbit, 9605 Derald
Road, Santee, CA 92071; (619)
562-5690; email@example.com; Web
USS Cadmus (AR-14) -
April 21-24, Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Contact: Robert E. Baschmann,
11231 Bullis Road, Marilla, NY
14102; (716) 655-5415;
Coast Guard and Navy crew-
men of the USS Cambria (APA-
36) -April 14-17, Columbus,
Ohio. Contact: David Stoll, 820
Carnation Drive, Wapakoneta, OH
45895; (419) 738-3786;
USS Cleveland (LPD-7) -
October in the DC area. Contact:
Gil Eaton, 1727 Prime St., West
Babylon, NY 11704; (631) 669-
USS England (DLG/CG-22)
- June 23-27, Charleston, S.C.
Contact:.Dennis O'Brien, 909 E.
urged to attend the next meeting of
the North Central Florida All
Airbome Chapter at 1 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 12. Meetings are
conducted in the VFW Post 8083 in
Belleview, just north of the Market
of Marion on Highways 441/27.
Wives and significant others are
For further information, call the
In Leesburg: Howard Huebner,
In The Villages: Joe Arsenault,
In Ocala: Chuck Keiman, (352)
S The Gerald A. Shonk,
Chapter 70 of the Disabled
American Veterans, Inverness, is
offering a $500 scholarship to a dis-
-abled veteran or a veqpan or a
Yorba Linda Blvd., H218, Placentia,
CA 92870; (714) 961-6840; den-
firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site:
USS Ernest G Small
(DD/DDR-838) Sept. 15-18,
Nashville, Tenn. Contact: Ron
Palinkas, 3867 E. Phillips Blvd.,
Pomona, CA 91766; (909) 465-
USS Eunice (PE-846) --April
14-17, Mobile, Ala. Contact: Harry
Kalbach, 613 Sherman St., Menlo,
IA 50164; (641) 524-2811;
USS Frontier (AD-25) Oct.
20-23, Corpus Christi, Texas.
Contact: Robert Smith, 39 Clyne
Ave., Spotswood, NJ 08884; (732)
USS George E Davis (DE-
357) Oct. 6-9, Albany, N.Y.
Contact: Rod Hoffmaster, 851 Main
St., Mohrsville, PA 19541; (610)
Web site: www.de357.com.
0 USS Griggs (APA-110) -
Sept. 18-21, Nashville, Tenn.
Contact: Charles Forshee, 123
Cullen Court, Lexington, NC
27292; (336) 357-6476; ctfor-
USS Grundy (APA-111) -
Sept. 18-21, Nashville, Tenn.
Contact: Fenwick Watts, 114 Grand
Chase Drive, Nederland, TX
77627; (409) 724-6464; ctfor-
USS Halfbeak (SS-352) -
2006 reunion. Contact Mike
Martin, 2542 Deep Creek Road,
Palmyra, VA 22963; (434) 589-
USS Halsey Powell (DD-686)
- Sept. 21-25, Omaha, Neb.
Contact: Mike Baker, 109 Dunton
dependent of a veteran.
. The scholarship will be awarded
for the upcoming fall term. Selection
will be by the scholarship commit-
tee, and will be based on applica-
tions submitted. Our procedure
requires that the .applicants write a
statement detailing their course of
study and why they are deserving
of this award.
The recipient must be enrolled in
a full-time course of instruction
leading to a degree program, or a
vocational skill, and is open to a
veteran or dependant of a veteran
regardless of financial status.
Call John Seaman at 860-0123.
All applications should be returned
by Feb. 29.
M The PFC Samuel R. Wall
Detachment 1139 (Floral City)
meets at 7 p.m. the third Thursday
THE CITRUS HARMONY SHOW CHORUS
Sweet Adelines International
Anne Lord Bellis, Director
Who invented music?
Citrus Community Concert Choir
Tickets $io each in advance- $12 at the door
Jacki Hull, Director
Saturday, February 5, 2005 i p.m.
Citrus County Auditorium, County Fairgrounds on US 41
**Citrus Harmony Show Chorus is also performing in Ocala on Saturday, March 12, 2005
For more information, call Donna 726-8666 or Maria 382-0336. In Ocala, call Trudy 237-0803.
Ave., Holland, MI 49424; (616)
USS Holland (AS-32) Feb.
17-20, Charleston, S.C. Contact:
Jose Garcia, 1313 E. Plum St.,
Laredo, TX 78040; (956) 791-2039;
a USS Huntington (CL 107) -
fall of 2005, Baltimore/Washington
DC area. Contact: Gene Volcik,
6311 Walnut Hills Drive, Austin, TX
78723; (512) 926-7008;
USS John Hood (DD-655) -
spring of 2006, Mobile, Ala.
Contact: Alfred DiDonato, 5 Maple
Lane, Topsfield, MA 01983; (978)
USS Jonas Ingram (DD 938)
- October 2006 in Charleston,
S.C. Contact: Gary Weiss, 3616
Fairfield Drive, Clermont, FL 34711;
BooWise@aol.com; Web site:
USS Kenneth D Bailey
(DD/DDR-713) -April 7-10,
Pittsburgh, Pa. Contact: Robert
Levine, 439 Weld St., West
Roxbury, MA 02132-1109; (617)
USS Lake Champlain
Association Inc. Nov. 3-6,
Jacksonville. Contact: Eugene
Carroll, P.O. Box 131, Interlaken,
NY 14847; (607) 532-4735; gcar-
roll@ rochester.rr.com; Web site:
USS Long Beach (CGN-9)
crew who served from time com-
missioned until completion of
Operation Sea Orbit July 14-17
TBA. Contact: Garland Overfelt,
7364 Shadow Hollow Lane,
Boones Mill, VA 24065; (540) 774-
monthly at the VFW 7122 in Floral
The Citrus Detachment 819
meets at 7 p.m. the last Thursday
monthly at the VFW 4252 in
Hernando. Call Bob Deck at 527-
1577 or Ralph at 726-7836.
The Ladies' Auxiliary of the
Marine Corps League meets at
7:30 p.m. the fourth Thursday
monthly at the VFW 7122 in Floral
The Military Order of Devil
Dogs Meeting: contact Chris at
USS Marias (AO-57) -April
21-24, Myrtle Beach, S.C. Contact:
Ray Bower, 3471 Blackjack Court,
Lake Wales, FL 33853; (863) 676-
USS Mississippi (EAG-128)
- September in Las Vegas, Nev.
Contact: Jake Jacobs, 6115 Village
6, Camarillo, CA 93012-6958;
USS New (DD-818) --fall of
2005 in Chicago, Ill., area. Contact:
Richard Palmer, 2545 Housley
Road, Annapolis, MD'21401; (410)
USS Oak Hill (LSD-7) Oct.
20-23, Warwick, R.I. Contact:
Dennis Holm, 42 Hobbit Road,
Washougal, WA 98671; (360) 837-
USS Pascagoula (PE-874) -
April 14-17, Mobile, Ala. Contact:
Harry Kalbach, 613 Sherman St.,
Menlo, IA 50164; (641) 524-2811;
USS Pawcatuck (AO-108) -
May 1-5, Norfolk, Va. Contact:
David Willis, 15807 Cimarron
Drive, Surprise, AZ 85374; (623)
USS Prometheus (AR-3) -
Oct. 7-10, Reno, Nev. Contact: i'
Ame Brinwall, 13013 Jane Lane,
Minnetonka, MN 55343; (952) 933-'
0616 or (515) 792-5619; ajbrin-
USS Puget Sound (AD-38)
-Aug. 11-14, Seattle, Wash.
Contact: John C. Seymour, 114 E.I
Valleywood Drive, Collierville, TN
38017; (901) 853-1450;
USS Watts (DD-567) SepL
15-18, Nashville, Tenn. Contact:
Jim Hanks, 8550 Riverside Drive,.,,.
Brighton, MI 48116; (810) 231- -.,
USS Yancey (AKA-93) -
Nov. 10-13, Norfolk, Va. Contact: .,
George Clifton, 4660 W. 89th
Place, Hometown, IL 60456-1041;
U.S. Atlantic Fleet Air Force.'
Composite Squadron VC-7 ,
April 28 May 1, Reno, Nev.
Contact: Joe D'Ambrosio, 10645 .
Calvine Road, Sacramento, CA o -.
95830; (916) 689-6924. .
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We all miss you very much. You are always on our minds and in our
thoughts and cover and protect our hearts with your presence. We are'
forever thankful for the time you spent with us and spend with us every
day still. To this day, the greatest gift God ever gave to us, our little'
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Feb 12,2005-8:00 pm
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Cocktail attire suggested
Feb 13,2005-2:00 pm
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Emttald: Dr. Perry & Debbi Ekstiand
Ruby: Champs Software
Sapphire: Dr. Brad & Ipmeila Ruben,
Pearl: Peter Moateleone Regions Bank.
The Tamposi family. Dr. Wexler
Flors donated by Flower Tme oecanto Kim Eno
Saturday -veuinu Reception sponsored by
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Advertising donated by Mhe Chronicle. St Pete iTmes
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aLWA SUNDAY, JANUN ARYax .ZUU>
Willie Sr. and Mamie Collins
of Dunnellon were married
Jan. 28, 1955, at a neighbor's
home in Dunnellon.
Mr. Collins is retired from
Pete's Pier and Mrs. Collins is a a.
retired seafood employee.
They have eight children:
Joyce Collins, Mary Brown,
Michelle Jackson, Audrey
Collins McKinnon and Rickey
CoCllins Sr., all of Dunnellon;
Gtbria Powell of Fort
Lauderdale, Kathy Kekuewa of
Cihi'us Springs, and Willie
C&olins of Stafford, Va.
The Collinses have 23 grand-
children and 19 great-grand-
children. Their children will at the Barn Hill Restaurant in
hdt a reception in their honor Ocala.
I The Hamiltons
Debra Grace Kaiserian and
William Joseph Gill were unit-
ed in marriage at 5:30 p.m. Nov.
20, 2004, at the Sheraton
Suites, Tampa. The Rev. Kathy
DeMarco performed the cere-
The bride is the daughter of
John and Carol Kaiserian of
Hernando, and the groom is
the son of Sandra Vera of
Tampa and Joseph and Gloria ,
Gill of Pinellas Park
The matron of honor was
Lisa Merrill. The bridesmaids
were Melissa Gill and Tonya
Bolden, with Elizabeth Gill as .
junior bridesmaid and
Breanna Weinstein as flower
The best man was Andrew
Gill. The groomsmen were
Christopher Kaiserian and
Terry Edwards. cruise to the Caribbean, the
Following a honeymoon couple will reside in Tampa.
"Megan" Elizabeth Colucci
of Boca Raton, daughter of the
Rev. Dan and Mrs. Kris Colucci
of Boca Raton, is engaged to
marry John "Derek" Heron of
Deerfield Beach, son of Randy
and Cindy Heron of Crystal
River, and grandson of John
and Mary Catherine
Champion, former residents of
The bride-elect graduated in
May 2002 from Boca Christian
High School and attends
Florida Atlantic University
where she is majoring in ele-
The bridegroom graduated
in May 2000 from' Riverview
High School in Sarasota. He
will graduate in April 2005
from Florida Atlantic
University with a degree in
graphic design. He is a mem-
ber of the FAU Art Club.
The couple is to be married
Saturday, May 28, at the Boca
Raton Community Church,
bnilee (Lee) and James
Hamilton were married Jan.
13;!1945, in Shinglehouse, Pa.
They resided there for 16
years, moving to Fairport, N.Y,
foiv27 years, then to Inverness
games served three and a
half years in the service, sta-
tioned in Hawaii. He worked
for Farrel Corp. in Rochester,
N.Y Onilee worked for the
Rition Board during the war,
and then for Qualitrol for 24
They have three children,
Rodney of Palmyra, N.Y.,
S4fidra of Olean, N.Y., and
Candace of Canandaigua, N.Y.
They also have seven grand-
daughters and five great-
James R. Rowe and Denise
N. Cihlar were married in a
private double ring wedding
ceremony Saturday, Jan. 22,
2005, in Crystal River The mar-
riage was officiated by Robin
and Jim Falkenburg of Crystal
The bride is the daughter of
Dawn and Duke King of
The bride was given in mar-
riage by her Dad.
The groomis the son of Terri
and Marvin Rowe of Inglis.
A reception for the newly-
weds immediately followed at
the King's residence for family
Coda Sereno Trimarche cel-
ebrated her first birthday Dec.
27. She is the daughter of AEC'
Sal Sereno and Michelle
Trimarche, Sasebo, NAS,
Japan. Maternal grandfather is
Steve Richardson of Shelby-
ville, Tenn., and paternal
grandparents are Sal and Rita
Trimarche of Inverness. Big
brothers are Collin and
The newlywed couple
reside in Beverly Hills.
Isabella Grace Berger cele-
brated her first birthday Nov.
30. Isabella is the daughter of
Bruce and Jennifer Berger of
Brandon. Maternal grandpar-
ents are Mirtha and Larry
Crook of Inverness and Angel
Dominguez of Miami. Paternal
grandparents are Thomas and
Mildred Berger of The
John and Susan Littnan of
Hernando are pleased to
announce the engagement of
their daughter Monika to
Glenn Thompson, son of
Thomas Thompson of Boynton
Beach. Both Monika and Glenn
live in Harvard, Ill.
1 The bride-to-be is a graduate
of Crystal Lake South High
School in Illinois, and the
University of Southern Illinois,
with a bachelor's degree in
nutrition. She is a nutritionist
for McHenry County .Health
The future bridegroom is a
will graduate of Cary-Grove High
School in Cary, Ill. He is a tech-
nician for Comcast
Tia Lenee' Meeks of Crystal
River, daughter of John Liddon
of Dunnellon and Sherri Zentz
of Cartersville, Ga., is engaged
to marry J. John Romanik of
He is the son of Larry and
Kathy Romanik of Crystal
The couple are to be married
May 21 in the Bahamas.
Meeks is a graduate of
Crystal River High School and
UDS and works as aq..ultra-
sonographer at CDC. I -
Romanik is a graduate of
Crystal RKer High School,
A May 6 wedding is planned.
at Breezes Resort in Punta
Cana, Dominican Republic.
served in the U.S. Coast Guard
and is the co-owner of Marlin
Marine Construction. "
Congratulations to the fol-
lowing new parents:
To Woody and Lauren
Worley, Inverness, a son,
Braden Thomas Worley, born
Saturday, Jan. 8, at Citrus
Memorial Hospital, Inverness.
He weighed 8 pounds, 4
Braden joins big brother
Mason Worley, age 2.
Maternal grandparents are
Darral and Janet Maffet, Floral
City; Sally Rich, Australia; and
Jeff Seaman, Inverness.
Paternal grandparents are
Woody and Peggy Worley,
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Trips & TOURS
The East Citrus Community
Center plans a trip to see the
Princess Diana Collection on
Monday, Feb. 28.
The bus will arrive at 9:15 a.m.
at the Winn-Dixie at the Highland
Square, where Big Lots and Bealls
Outlet is. Park toward the fence at
the parking lot at the end of Bealls
and at the fence facing Highland
Boulevard. The bus will depart for
St. Petersburg at 9:45 a.m. There
will be a morning rest stop on the
way, if needed.
The bus will arrive at 11:30 a.m.
at Piccadilly's, 1900 34th Street
North, St. Petersburg. Call (727)
321-3784 or (727) 328-1501.
Lunch is included; use the voucher.
The bus will depart for the exhib-
it at 1 p.m. and arrive at 1:15 p.m.
at "The Florida International
Museum," 100 Second Street
North, St. Petersburg. Call (727)
822-3693. This will be a
"Blockbuster Exhibition" of clothes,
jewelry, home movies and other
personal items belonging to Diana,
the late Princess of Wales. The
tour begins at 1:30 p.m. and lasts
about two hours.
The bus will depart for home at
3:30 p.m., arriving back in
Inverness at about 5:30.
Call Mary Bridwell at the East
Citrus Community Center before
Feb. 7 at 344-9666. Make checks
out to Tally Ho.
Cruise for snowbirds
There will be a snowbirds sailing
Sun Cruz Friday, Feb. 18. Call
Jennie at 344-2540.
Musical comedy show
The Polish American Social
Club of Beverly Hills offers to the
public a bus trip to the Show
Palace in Hudson on Thursday,
Feb. 3, to see the musical comedy
"Will Rogers Follies." The trip
includes a buffet dinner. Pick-up
locations in Beverly Hills and
Crystal River. Call Mary Lou, 527-
2093, or Lorraine, 746-5447.
Join the singles
The public is invited to join The
Citrus Singles on the following
Feb. 9: The Will Rogers Follies
Feb. 23: "Carmen" at Ruth
Eckerd Hall. Dinner at Sam
March 23: One great show
"Sugar Babies" in Hudson.
For more information, call Sol at
795-1336, leave message.
The Citrus County Audubon
Society is planning a trip to
Emeralda Marsh (a few miles
northeast of Leesburg) on
Saturday, Feb. 12. There is plenty
of water there, and we hope to see
ducks, waders, shorebirds, hawks
and other interesting birds. The
group will be joining the Oklawaha
Audubon Society, and since they
know the area well, expect to see
a lot. They will meet by the
McDonald's just south of down-
town Inverness on U.S. 41 prior to
6:45 a.m. and car pool to the
marsh. Bring lunch and water since
there are no facilities inside the
marsh area. Call Bob North, 341-
6808. The public is invited.
The Beverly Hills Recreation
Association is sponsoring the fol-
lowing day trips for members and
non-members alike in its continuing
efforts to provide places to go and
things to see and enjoy:
Friday, Feb. 18 Ybor City in
Tampa. Motorcoach from BHRA
clubhouse at 6:45 a.m. returning
about 4:30 p.m. Guided four-hour
Ghost Tour of Ybor City, a visit to
the famed Henry B. Plant Museum
and a buffet luncheon at the
Columbia Restaurant. Payment
deadline Jan. 28. Call 746-4882.
Saturday, March 12: Princess
Diana Exhibition at St. Petersburg
Museum. Call Cheryl at 860-2805
or (888) 282-8008.
Sunday, March 20: Butterfly.
Festival at Sunken Gardens in St.
Petersburg. Price includes the bus,
admission fee and lunch at the
"Spaghetti Warehouse." Call Cheryl
at 860-2805 for details.
Nov. 19: The BHRA is hosting
a Thanksgiving Cruise departing
from Tampa, and will visit
Georgetown, Grand Cayman,
Ocho Rios, Jamaica and the beau-
tiful new port of Costa Maya. For
details, call Pat at 352-860-2805.
VFW Post 10087 in Beverly
Hills is sponsoring a bus trip to
Tampa Downs on Saturday, Feb.
19. Travel to and from the track in
comfort by bus, which will depart
the post at 9 a.m. Enjoy refresh-
ments on board the bus, entry into
the track and a program for the
day's activities. Tickets are avail-
able in the post lounge.
Inverness First UMC
The Stepping Out Ministry of
the Inverness First United
Methodist.Church will be taking the
following trips. Call the coordinator
listed or visit the Web site at
click on calendar.
Feb. 19: Dixie Stampede in
Orlando. Cost includes pre-show in
carriage room, dinner, show, and
transportation. Call Lillian Preston,
March 5: Show Palace Dinner
Theater in Hudson presents "Sugar
Babies." Cost includes buffet
luncheon, show and transportation.
Call Marlene Gardner, 344-0145.
April 25: four-day trip to
Savannah, Ga. Call Carole
Homosassa Lions Auxiliary
has a trip to Biloxi, Miss., on Feb.
20. Stay at Imperial Palace for four
days and three, nights. Four casi-
nos with $25 back. For reserva-
tions call Joann Queen at 628-
9798 after 11 a.m.
I Dinner show
The NYC Transit Retirees of
Florida are planning a bus trip to
Sleuth's Mystery Dinner Show in
Orlando on Tuesday, March 22.
Bus will leave the Beverly Hills
VFW at 8:30 a.m., and Inverness
fairgrounds at 9:15 a.m. Dinner will
be a choice of lasagna, Cornish
hen or vegetarian plate. Prime rib
is an additional $3 per person. Call
Joan Kohler at 527-2439 for reser-
vations. Payment due by Feb. 22.
Price includes transportation, show,
dinner and driver tip. Public wel-
The Crystal River Women's
Club has organized a springtime
fund-raising cruise to benefit CASA
and Daystar. Sailing April 3 for
seven nights from Tampa, the
cruise will visit Grand Cayman,
Costa Maya, Belize and Cozumel.
Round-trip motorcoach and other
bonuses included. The public is
encouraged to participate. Call
Joan at 564-8773.
Red Hat cruise
Sail the Eastern Caribbean with
the Red Hatters April 15, three
nights, to: Nassau and Cocoa Cay.
Price, based on double occupancy,
includes roundtrip bus to Port
Canaveral. Call Betty at 860-1140
or Lenore at (800) 306-7477.
The Central Florida Elks
Lodges are taking cabin bookings
for a seven day cruise to Alaska
followed by a six day escorted land
tour that includes two nights in
Fairbanks, one night at Denali
Princess Wilderness Lodge, one
night at Mt. McKinley Princess
Lodge and one night in Anchorage.
This 13-day cruisetour is June 13-
25. Airport transportation and
round-trip airfare are included in
the package. Call Jim Sterin at
527-0947 for more information. To
reserve a cabin, call (800) 746-
This event is a benefit for the
Elks Harry-Anna Charities.
Jim McGuane of Knights of
Columbus Council 6168, Beverly
Hills, has organized an Alaska
cruise vacation for council mem-
bers and friends. The Knights will
sail from Vancouver Sept. 9.
Packaged with this Alaska cruise
is roundtrip air, and motorcoach.
This cruise is open to the public.
For information, call Dorothy
Squire at 726-2889.
Snowbirds of Citrus County
welcome everyone on a seven-day
cruise leaving Oct. 2 out of Port
Canaveral visiting Nassau,
Paradise Island, St. Thomas and
St. Maarten. Call Jennie at 344-
Dec. 10 cruise
Brentwood Travel Club has a
cruise leaving Dec. 10. Round-trip
motorcoach to the pier from Citrus
Open to the public. Based on
first come first serve. Contact
Becky at 527-8855 for information.
My article, written two weeks ago regard-
ing the book of postcards of my home-
town area, triggered a few phone calls
from readers who are also from the same area.
They were quite interested in seeing the book,
we chatted and reminisced about some of those
days ... so I'm going to make some arrangements
for a meeting to further discuss our towns in
Pennsylvania will keep you posted
and make the announcement in a
near future article. By the'way, is
there a Pennsylvania club in this .
area? I'd like to know.
The other day, like so many times "
when discussing travel, I've been
asked, "Did you ever encounter dan-
gerous and frightful experiences as a
travel agent? Did I???? You bet! Let
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In the first few months of opening MEM
our agency, we decided to take a OF A T
group to CzechoSlovakia. We didn't COUNS
have the experience, but read
enough and traveled enough to have the forti-
tude to begin this venture.
We had a group of 10 who responded, and we
were encouraged by our Pan-Am rep with her
words, "you have to start at some time, on your
next tour you'll have more." How right she was
This was in 1976, when Slovakia was under
Communist rule. The trip on KLM airline was
fine until we arrived in Prague. As we went
through customs-we were taken into separate
rooms where we had to declare our cameras,
and other such equipment, following a brief
We were given forms that would record our
purchases while in the country, particularly
those made in government stores. This was
something we had never experienced previous-
ly, so it put us on alert.
There were a few other things that happened,
but not what Frank and I were about to experi-
Finally, the day arrived to leave. Several had
stayed elsewhere, visiting their relatives, but we
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Tuesday, April 5: Cypress
Gardens trip includes the luxury
bus and admission to the newly
reopened attraction. Lunch is on
your own. Call Cheryl at 860-2805.
Sunday, April 24: The World
Series Champion Boston Red Sox
visit Tampa Bay for a game against
the Tampa Bay Devil Rays and the
Association has arranged to get
tickets. A bus departs the BHRA
parking lot at 9 a.m. for Tropicana
Field for the 1:15 game. Tickets
are on sale now at the BHRA
all met at the hotel, where the bus would pick u$
up to take us through border control.
To make certain, I asked twice, "Do you hav-,
your passports and visas?" All answers were.,
"yes," until we got a few feet from border copn'-
trol, which was heavily guarded and had a tall".
fence with barbed wire, when a Voice piped up,,,
"Anne, do we have to have the whole visa?" My,
jaw dropped and began to quiver. K
seems, this elderly lady who sat fcr-,
my children was erroneously told by,,
her relatives that part of her visa had,'
.. to be left for the local police depart-
,:^ ~ ment where she was visiting.
As soon as I composed myself, I
e B told the group to remain silent, offer
no information, except "yes" or "no"
or "I don't understand." And ... then I
began to pray and asked all to join in
OIRS The head officer of the border
'RAVEL patrol got on the bus and requested-.
SELOR the passports and visas. Upon reach-`:
ing her, he questioned the lady about
the missing section of her visa. He
continued collecting the papers and when he
returned to the driver said, "Take this woman's .
luggage off the bus." I was stunned, as were the*-
others. She began to cry. .-
I asked him why he replied that it waas.'
against government rule that the visa should *'Z:
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picture was missing, she'd have to go to Prague
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money for this unexpected turn of events, she.'';
had no one here to assist her, and besides she,,
was*elderly with heat trouble and also diabetes;.i
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tinue this episode.
Anne Fusillo and her husband Frank, owned .
a travel agency in Wheaton, Ill., for 17 yeari._
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Capt. Sean Connolly, son of Ed
and Arline Connolly of Floral City,
has deployed to Iraq from Camp
Lejeune, N.C. He had returned to
Lejeune last summer after a three
month deployment to Haiti, where
his company, Kilo, was a unit of the
first Marine force into Haiti after the
Connolly is a graduate of the
University of Florida, commis-
sioned a 2nd Lieutenant on gradu-
ation in December 1995. He had
previously been enlisted, attaining
the rank of Sergeant before being
accepted in the Marine Education
and Commissioning Program and
completing his degree. He is in his
.14th year in the Corps. He is
presently on the promotion list and
will reach the rank of Major within
Connolly is married to the former
Kelly Spence of Marianna and they
have two sons, Sean Jr., 4, and
Jack, six months. Kelly is a very
active and involved Marine wife,
volunteering in several support and
relief groups for Marine families.
Air Force Tech. Sgt. Bill E.
Hodge Jr. has graduated from the
Air Force Noncommissioned
Officer Academy at Tyndall Air
Force Base, Panama City.
The graduate received .instruc-
tion in advanced military leadership
management theories and respon-
sibilities, oral and written communi-
cations skills and physical fitness -
fundamentals. The noncommis-
sioned officer performed as a
supervisor to leam behavior con-
cepts, problem-solving and coun-
selling techniques relative to the Air
Force mission and organization.
The sergeant learned to orientate
new servicemembers in the princi-
ples, practices and tools necessary
to function in the Air Force.
Hodge, supervisor, computer
maintenance and equipment sup-
port,'is assigned to the National Air
and Space Intelligence Center,
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base,
He is the son of Bill E. and Alba
F. Hodge of Mount Lookout, W.Va.
His wife, Jennifer, is the daugh-
ter of Ted and Nancy Swope of
The sergeant graduated in 1989
from Nicholas County High School,
Summerville, W.Va., and received
an associate degree in 1994 from
the Community College of the Air
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