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Title: Citrus County chronicle
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Creator: Citrus County Chronicle
Publisher: Scofield Pub. Co.
Place of Publication: Inverness, Fla.
Inverness Fla
Publication Date: February 6, 2005
Copyright Date: 2006
Frequency: daily[<1987-1995>]
weekly[ former <1939-1968>]
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Subject: Newspapers -- Inverness (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Citrus County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Citrus -- Inverness
Coordinates: 28.839167 x -82.340278 ( Place of Publication )
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1889?
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 48, no. 51 (June 8, 1939).
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Let there be stoplightss


Two new traffic signals on County Road 486 In Citrus Hills will begin operating Monday as part of the ongoing road-widening project.


Project will showcase paved trail, not sidewalk


JIM HUNTER
jhunter@chronicleonline.com
Chronicle


Motorists who routinely travel County
Road 486 will find some changes next week
in their travels past Citrus Hills.
They will see two new traffic lights in
operation on Monday, at Annapolis Avenue
and Citrus Hills Boulevard. Another light,
at Essex Avenue, will be shut down begin-
ning Wednesday morning for three months
while work is done on the 1,000 feet
extending south from the intersection.


Motorists in Citrus Hills will have to use
Citrus Hills Boulevard and Annapolis
Avenue to access C.R. 486 during that time.
The traffic lights are part of the county's
widening project of C.R. 486 from U.S. 41 at
Hernando to Forest Ridge Boulevard.
As with its sister project, the widening of
C.R. 491 through Beverly Hills, county offi-
cials are pleased with the progress on the
project
Citrus County Public Works Director
Ken Frink said the project is slightly ahead

Please see PROJECT/Page 5A


BRIAN LaPETER.Cnronicie


County Road 491 widening going

wel additional lanes ready soon


JiM HUNTER
jhunter@chronicleohline.com
Chronicle
There is good news for resi-
dents and businesses in Beverly
Hills, as well as motorists who
routinely travel County Road
491 in that area.
County officials say the road-
widening project is slightly
ahead of schedule. The $11.7


million, 3.2-mile project is due
to be completely finished on
April 14,2006. Motorists are usu-
ally driving on the highway
before the final completion
date, though that can change
because of inclement weather
that can set work schedules
back
The contractor, DAB, was
Please see ROAD/Page 5A


Family. remembers kindness, strength of father


Special to the Chronicle
John Maschlo I pictured With his wife, Lynn.
Maschlo died In January at 63.


New Jersey native

touched many lives
CRISTY LOFTIS
cloftis@chronicleonline.com
Chronicle
John Maschio's daughter believes
God used her father to help others.
"There must have been a big magic
sign over his house that said 'In need?
Come here," Lauren Malesenka said.
"People, pets, animals it didn't mat-
ter."
Malesenka and her family gathered
together last week to remember the
man who touched countless lives.
John Maschio, 63, died Thursday,
Jan. 27, 2005, of a brain aneurysm.


"There is so much of a legacy that
daddy has left behind in this family,"
Malesenka said.
Her mother, Lynn Maschio, and sis-
ter, Kerry Lott, agreed.
Maschio grew up in New Jersey and
began working for his father's garbage
disposal business at age 9.
While he worked hard throughout
his childhood, when Maschio grad-
uated from high school in 1960, he
decided to embark on a three-month
road trip with two friends. The boys
drove in a car bearing the lipstick
message "California or bust," as they
crisscrossed the country, going as far


west as California and north into
Canada.
In Ontario, Canada, the boys
watched from their car when an
explosion caused a department store
to collapse, trapping many inside.
Mrs. Maschio said her husband and
friends risked their lives rummaging
through the wreckage to save as many
people as possible.
"If you are ever in an emergency,
you want to be with him," Mrs.
Maschio said.
The boys were honored in the local
newspaper for their heroic efforts a
clipping the family has in a frame.
After returning to New Jersey,
Maschio joined the U.S. Air Force. By
this time he had already met his
future wife and planned to marry her,
Please see FATHER/Page 5A


Judges:


Mental


health


court


exigent

Editor's note: This is part
one of a two-part series on the
mental health court needs. of
Citrus County. The second part
of this series will run Monday.
DAVE PIEKLIK
dpieklik@chronicleonline.com
Chronicle
With an estimated 16 per-
cent of inmates nationwide
suffering from severe mental
illness according to a 1999
report from the U.S.
Department of Justice_--- a
local judge is continuing
efforts to establish more men-
tal health services in Citrus
County to help put these peo-
ple back on the right track
Circuit Court Judge Ric
Howard attended a Tuesday
night meeting of the Citrus
chapter of the National
Alliance for the Mentally Ill
(NAMI). As part of his effort,
Howard is trying*to set up a
mental health court to ensure
services and appropriate care
are provided to those suffering
from mental illness.
"I'm hoping to mobilize your
group because you have a loud
voice," Howard told the crowd
of roughly 40 people at Good
Shepard Lutheran Church in
Hernando. "I came to this
meeting with the idea I was
going to light a match."
Howard, joined by represen-
tatives from the state attor-
ney's office, public defender
and teen court, described his
wishes to have a court in place
that would ensure defendants
are receiving the appropriate
medication, counseling and
other treatment While he said
the court would not be an
alternative to incarceration,
saying in some cases mental
Please see MENTAIJPage 4A

MENTAL ILLNESS
SMentally ill inmates
(estimated) in 1998:
283,800.
A Percentage who were
violent offenders: 52.9.
SOURCE" U.S. Department of
Justice, 1999
People suffering from
mental disorders: 1 in 5.
M Annual increase of
inmates with mental
illness: 4 percent.
SOURCE: National Alliance for the
Mentally III, 2005


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ENTERTAINMENT


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ONLINE


POLL


Do you think Congress should
overhaul Social Security?


1. Yes. The money will run out
in 45 years.
2. No. The crisis is a
Republican ploy.
3. I need more information
before I decide.
4. I don't care what they do as
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Last week's results:
Should Terri Schiavo's feed-
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1. Yes. I trust it was her wish.
(41.6%)
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CITRUS COUNTY ANIMAL CONTROL PET PROFILES


The Citrus County Animal
Control Shelter has online
listings of impounded ani-
mals. Go to the Web page
http://animalcontrol.citrus.fl.
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 group
and gender in a search.
The shelter can help you
save an innocent pet. The
shelter is in Inverness near


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.
Saturday.
Call 726-7660 for more
information.


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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Commitment trial slated


Six-member jury to try first Ryce Act case


DAVE PIEKUK
dpieklik@chronicleonline.com
Chronicle
In what's being called a "landmark
civil trial" in Citrus County, a convicted
sex offender just released from prison
will have a jury decide if he should be
involuntarily committed to a hospital to
receive treatment
Jury selection begins Monday in the
trial of Donald Lee Campbell, 43, of
Inverness, who finished serving a three-
year prison sentence for the January
2001 attempted kidnapping of a 17-year-
old male at the teen's home. The teen
told police Campbell tried pulling him
out of his home by the front of his shorts
when he answered the door.
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In the first case of'its kind, Campbell
will be tried in a civil trial under the
'Jimmy Ryde Act," a I w enacted in 1998
and named for a n-year-old South
Florida boy who was Aidnapped, raped
and murdered in September 1995 by a
convicted sex offender.
The law gives the state' authority to
commit sex offenders with mental
abnormalities indefinitely to a mental
health facility if they're believed to still
pose a threat to the community when
released from prison.
The state attorney's office says just a
handful of cases have been decided in
the county since the law was enacted.
None have been tried by a jury.
The last time such a case was held in
the county was in 2002, when convicted
rapist Roger Chapman went before a


jury to determine if he should be
kept in a supervised hospital set-
ting. However, on the same day
the first witness was to take the
stand, he decided to let a judge .
commit him to a civil commit-
ment facility in Arcadia.
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could determine if enough evi-
dence existed showing he was
still a danger.
At the Dec. 8 hearing, Circuit Court
Judge Ric Howard ruled the state
showed there was probable cause, and
Campbell was ordered to remain at
Arcadia until his trial.
Campbell has been convicted numer-
ous times for crimes dating back to the
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in 2001. He was arrested for sev-
eral sex crimes, including
exposing himself, and court
records indicate there were 16
victims, with the youngest being
8 years old. Most occurred out-
of-state.
A six-member jury will decide
mid if he should continue receiving
treatment. Prosecutors are
o be expected to call several witness-
ed in es to the stand to testify that
mber. Campbell should not be
released into the community. At
the Dec. 8 hearing, a forensic
psychologist with 16 years working with
sex offenders said Campbell suffered
from an anti-social personality disorder.
Dr. Amy Swan said Campbell's crimes
grew progressively more dangerous,
and felt regular community supervision
would not be enough.
The trial is expected to wrap up by
Wednesday.


BRIAN LaPETER/Chronicle
The Citrus Harmony Show Chorus performs their program, "Who Invented Music," Saturday at the Citrus County Fairgrounds
auditorium. The local chapter of Sweet Adelines International, which Is celebrating its 15th year In the Ocala/Inverness area,
keeps alive the tradition of four-part harmony, barbershop-style music.



Crystal River puts agenda backup online


JIM HUNTER
jhunter@chronicleonline.com
Chronicle


The city of Crystal River has joined
some other municipalities and counties by
putting the complete city council agenda
online on the Internet
Interested citizens can now get not only
the regular agenda online as usual, but
they can also get what's referred to as the
"backup" material for many items.
When the staff, for instance, comes back
with an ordinance the council directed to
be drafted, that ordinance and supporting


ON THE NET
www.crystalriverfl.org
materials can be pulled up on the city's
Internet site and read, copied or printed
out Explanations, maps and background
on issues is included.
"It's a huge step for us," said City
Manager Susan Boyer. "Places much larg-
er than us don't do it" If a resident wants
to know what's going on at the council
and/or get involved, this permits them to
easily get that much more information -
without having to go in to city hall and


request copies of it, she said.
"This gives them the opportunity to see
what the council sees," Boyer said of the
bimonthly council agenda packet She
said it's a significant step in making gov-
ernment more open to citizens.
Neither the city of Inverness nor the
Citrus County Commission put their agen-
da backup online.
The city Web address is www.crystal-
riverfl.org. Click on "Current Council
Agenda Packet" And then click on links in
the agenda for the backup. Minutes from
past meetings are also available on the
site.


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Homosassa collision
Friday kills man
A 23-year-old man died
Friday night in a car accident in
Homosassa.
Terrance J. Cahill, of 2034
Rock Crusher Road, Homosas-
sa, was driving a 1992 Jeep
sport utility vehicle west on Halls.
River Road, according to a '
news release from the Florida
Highway Patrol.
Cahill's Jeep drifted onto the
shoulder of the road. He over- .
corrected the car, which caused'
it to spin in the roadway, hit a
. tree and catch fire, according to -
the release.
Cahill died at the scene.
Homosassa River
Alliance to meet
The Homosassa River Alli-
ance received a grant focused
on testing the waters of the
Homosassa and nearby tributar-,
ies and will meet at 7 p.m.
Thursday at the Old Homosassa,
Civic Club to plan activities for ;
the water quality testing project.
The group will also discuss
the status of the Wetland Treat-
ment System for the Homosas-
sa South Branch, a request for
a Bluebird Springs evaluation
and any items from the floor.
Call Ron Miller, president, at
628-6066.
IPS to host veterans.
for dinner Feb. 24
The pupils and staff of In-
verness Primary School would
like to invite all military mem-
bers, veterans and their families
to the 10th annual Veterans Din-.
ner and Program on Thursday,
Feb. 24. Dinner will be served at,
5 p.m. in the Inverness Primary
School cafeteria.
The program by the students
will begin at 6 p.m. and will con-
clude by about 7. This is the
school's way of thanking those
currently in the service of our
country as well as those who
have served in other wars.
Call 726-2632.
Brown-Waite to host
town hall meetings
U.S. Rep. Ginny Brown-
Waite, R-Crystal River, will con- -
duct two town hall meetings
Monday in
Crystal River
and Inverness.
The Crystal
River session
will be from 10
to 11 a.m. in
the Crystal
River City
Council cham- Ginny
Brown-
bers, 123 N.W. Waite
U.S. 19. plans town hall
The Inver- meetings
ness session Monday.
will be from 2
to 3 p.m. in the Citrus County
Commission chambers in the
courthouse, 110 Apopka Ave.,
downtown Inverness.
Both town hall meetings are
open to the public.
Chronicle seeks
Valentine's Day tales
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 Chronicle is looking for
unusual "how we metf stories
from couples who are still
together and who would be will-
ing to have their love stories
written about in the Chronicle for
Valentine's Day."
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
Nancy Kennedy.
Call 564-2927.
Community centers
group sets meeting
Friends of the Community
Centers Inc. will hold the Feb-


ruary meeting of its members at
10 a.m. Wednesday in the
Inverness Community Center on
Paul Drive in Inverness.
Membership forms for the
Friends are available at all com-
munity centers,
From staff reports


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Citrus County Sheriff
Domestic battery
arrest
Michael Ingram, 27, of Crystal
River, was arrested Wednesday on
domestic battery charges.
A deputy and a corporal respond-
ed in reference to a physical distur-
bance in progress. A woman told
them she saw a man beating up a
woman, according to the arrest
report.. She said the woman was
'screaming and the man was pulling
- her across the grassy area near the
woman's house.
Contact was made with Ingram
and the woman. The woman had
redness under her left cheek, both
arms were red, there was redness in
the throat area and her knees had
slight abrasions on them, according
to the report.
Ingram is being held without
bond.
DUI arrests
Aaron Anthony Jacobs, 28, of
2315 N. Sunshine Path, Crystal
River, was arrested Thursday on


,charges of driving under the influ-
ence, leaving the scene of an acci-
dent involving damage to
vehicle/property and failure to sign a
traffic citation.
His bond was set at $1,750.
Dawn Danek English, 39, of
3070 S. Clematis Way, Homosassa,
was arrested Friday on charges of
driving under the influence and intro-
ducing/possessing contraband by
an inmate.
Total bond was set at $5,500.
Other arrests
Terrel Isom, 51, of Inverness,
was arrested Thursday on charges
of battery on a law enforcement offi-
cer, resisting an officer with violence
and domestic battery.
A woman called deputies, saying
Isom had grabbed her face and
pushed her down on a concrete
wall, according to an arrest report.
When deputies arrived at Isom's
home he refused to let them into the
house and slammed the front door
on a deputy's arm, according to the
report. A deputy pushed his way into


the house and Isom hit him on the
chin.
Isom is being held without bond.
Artemio Santiago Cruz, 24, of
1520 Finney Road, Davenport, was
arrested Thursday on charges of
driving with a suspended/revoked
license.
Bond was set at $1,000.
Richard Degutis, 11629 E.
.Head Court, Floral City, was arrest-
ed Thursday on battery charges.
Deputies went to a man's home to
drop off a mattress, according to an
arrest report. The man was helping
Degutis lift the mattress out of the
truck when he saw his chain saw in
the truck, according to the report.
The two began to argue and when
the man reached to get the chain-
saw, he told deputies Degutis
punched him in the chest.,
Degutis said he never hit the man.
His bond was set at $500.
Brandon Scott Wilson, 19, of
7346 W. Sasser St., Homosassa,
was arrested Thursday on charges
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unarmed burglary of an unoccupied
structure, grand theft, criminal mis-
chief and petty theft.
In a recorded interview, Wilson
said he was involved in burglaries in
August and January at Howard's
Flea Market, according to an arrest
report.
His total bond was set at $29,500.
Tammy D. Myers, 39, of 6700
W. Robin Lane, Homosassa, was
arrested Thursday on charges of
possession of 20 grams or less of
marijuana and possession of drug
paraphernalia.
Her total bond was set at $1,000.
Roberta H. Gasperment, 33,


of 2315 N. Sunshine Path 28,
Crystal River, was arrested Friday
on charges of driving with a sus-
pended/revoked license and refus-
ing to sign a traffic citation.
Total bond was set at $650.
Jannette M. Grissenger, 49, of
6888 Beechnut Loop, Hemando,
was arrested Friday on charges of
making, issuing or uttering a worth-
less check.
Bond was set at $15,000.
Darlene M. Hall, 36, of 2808 W.
Reagan St., Inverness, was arrested
Friday on charges of grand theft of a
value between $300 and $5,000.
Her bond was set at $2,000.
Jaimie Dawn Selkey, 24, of
3824 W. Whipoorwill St., Lecanto,
was arrested Friday on charges of
unarmed burglary of an unoccupied
vehicle, grand theft, uttering a forged
instrument and petit theft.
Bond was set at $14,500.
Mark A. Edwards, 27, of 6039
S. Jigsaw Point, Homosassa, was
arrested Friday on charges of drug
paraphernalia and possession of


less than 20 grams of marijuana.
Edwards was released on his
own recognizance.
Kevin M. Shields, 35, of 6835
S. Dove Drive, Floral City, was
arrested Friday on charges of aggra-
vated battery.
A woman said while she was at
Shields' house he attacked her with
a piece of wood and hit her numer-
ous times, according to an arrest
report.
Shields' bond was set at $5,000.
Crystal River Police
Arrests
Michelle Lynette Nobles, 21,
of 5560 N.E. 138th Ave., Silver
Springs, was arrested Wednesday
on a charge of disorderly intoxica-
tion.
Her bond was set at $150.
Loretta Lynn Ingram, 23, of
' 10359 W. Halls River Road,
Homosassa Springs, was arrested
Wednesday on charges of disorder-
ly intoxication.
Her bond was set at $150.


MENTAL
Continued from Page 1A

illnesses aren't an excuse for
committing crimes, he admit-
ted jails are no place to hold
'people with severe disorders.
"I don't want the Citrus
County Jail to be a holding
cell for mental health
-patients," he said.
Finding funds
While Howard has a good
idea'how the court would run,
getting money to run it
remains an issue far from
-being resolved. Pointing to a
chart he brought to the talk,
'Howard tallied the salaries of
the top 11 professional base-
ball players whose salaries
-totaled more than $195 mil-
:lion last year.
: As part of the Fifth Judicial
-Circuit, Citrus County is one
:of five counties included in a
:circuit that covers an area
:roughly the size of Con-
,necticut. Comparing a state
-budget of $179 million this
:year to baseball salaries, he
:said money is not readily
;available for things like men-
-tal health court.
"Give me the money that 11
"people playing professional
baseball get," Howard said.
He explained as judge, he
:decides punishment but has
Sno0_ control over getting fund-
ing. He pointed to another list
of state and local representa-
tives, telling the audience leg-
islators have the power.
"They're the ones who get
the votes," he said.
Howard urged the group to
research ways to obtain
grants or other funding for the


court.
Former County Commis-
sioner Josh Wooten, in atten-
dance, thanked the group and
Howard for providing an open
dialogue to discuss the topic.
He also told spectators it
would be up to them to get
money for establishing the
court.
While commissioner, Woot-
en explored ways of landing
the court in Citrus.
After the talk, Wooten said
despite being voted out of
office, he remains focused on
seeing that mission complet-
ed.
"We can argue about taxes
and who picks -up our
garbage," he said. "But let's
keep this on our front burner,
too."
Treatment vs.
punishment
During his talk to the NAMI
members, Howard was criti-
cized by one audience mem-
ber about incarcerating peo-
ple, especially teens, with
mental illness. The group has
been critical of sentences
Howard has imposed in the
past.
One particular case
involves Adam Bollenback,
19, of Inverness, who began
getting into trouble around
the age of 13 for multiple
offenses.
Bollenback, diagnosed as
having manic depressive dis-
order, was sent to a juvenile
detention facility several
times, including for battery on
a school teacher and assault-
ing his mother with a bat.
Howard ultimately ordered
him to 10 years in prison in
2002 for a burglary during


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which he stole beer from a
neighbor and escaped from a
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However, at no time during
his trial for those offenses was
Bollenback's mental history
brought up.
Howard told audience
members the Florida statute
for criminal justice says "the
primary purpose of sentenc-
ing is to punish the offender,"
- rehabilitation is a desired
goal.
Howard has said the ulti-
mate goal of a mental health
court would be to decide the
proper course of action.
However, NAMI representa-
tives indicate the goal of reha-
bilitation isn't being reached.
According to national spokes-
man Bob Carolla, currently
between 25 to 40 percent of,
inmates suffer from mental
illness, a starkly different pic-
ture than the latest DOJ fig-
ures. But of those, Carolla
said just 40 percent receive
treatment, a cost to taxpayers
he estimates to be. $9 billion a
year.
The Citrus NAMI chapter
has been stressing the impor-
tance of having more services
available, such as rehabilita-
tion centers and job training,
for those with disorders.
Joan Murphy, president for
the local NAMI chapter, fears
not having such services in
place working along with the
court- would only make mat-
ters worse.
"Mental health court would
track and correct problems as
they begin. Without these
services, it's a loss to the com-
munity," she said.


Ganiing support
While Howard used
Tuesday's meeting as another
means to urge the formation
of mental health court, he is
not alone in the fight. Circuit
Court Judges Mark Yerman
and Stephen Spivey have also
vowed to help.
Since becoming judge 11
years ago, Yerman took the
lead in trying to establish a
court here. He has made
numerous attempts to secure
grants for a program.
He argues the criminal jus-
tice system is not designed
with rehabilitation in mind,
and criminals with mental ill-
ness are likely to re-offend
when released from prison
because they're not effective-
ly treated for their illness
while serving time.
"They'll get out of prison
eventually," Yerman said.
"That's dangerous for society,
and dangerous for themselves
as well."
While he said the popula-
tion in Citrus County may not
justify a large system, he sug-
gests a scaled back version
where patients' needs would
still be looked after, saying it
would be great to have a men-
tal health professional avail-
able "to make immediate
evaluations" when someone
appears before him for com-
mitting a crime. He also sug-
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and others so everyone could
benefit.
Though Spivey, 52, started
working in Citrus as a judge
in January, a mental health
court has been a goal of his
for quite some time. Aside
from being a private practice
attorney in Ocala before being
elected to the bench, he also
set up a teen court and drug
court in Marion County.
He also served as board
member for the Centers, a
mental health provider in
Citrus and Marion counties.
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pared to handle mental ill-
ness. Without, a system
designed for these cases, he
said the patients suffer along
with their families "Some of
these people are just out
there by themselves. As long
as they're taking their med-
ications, they're fine," he
said. "But there's no one
there to make sure that's
going on."
Like his colleagues, Spivey
said the community and oth-
ers need to take action if they
want change.
"There's hope on the hori-
zon, he said. "You get out your
pen and paper and start look-
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,of schedule and under budget
; The $19.7 million, 5-mile
project is currently due to be
completed on Dec. 16, 2006.
'The local contractor, DAB, was
,given a total 995 days to finish
the project, though an inordi-
Inate amount of inclement
weather can affect completion
,dates.


ROAD
Continued from Page 1A

given a total of 900 days to fin-
ish the project Public Works
Director Ken Frink said,
'We're really happy with
them.". He said the county is
pleased with the progress so
far, especially considering that
a whole month was lost to the
series of storms that passed
over the county last hurricane
season.
A bit of good news for tax-
payers, is that the project is
also under budget, Frink said;
something that really pleases
County officials.
The county is overseeing-the
rojeot .that will widen the_.
highway from the intersection
with C.R. 486 to Pine Ridge
Boulevard.
SO far, the southbound lane
an the business district has
been paved, and Frink said
that given current-information,
he expects to see pavement
going down on the northbound
lane in Beverly Hills proper in
the next few weeks. The con-
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The county is trying some-
thing different in this project,
Frink said, and instead of a
sidewalk, it is putting in an 11-
foot wide, multi-purpose
asphalt trail along the whole
widening project
The idea is to carry that
through to the future extension
of C.R. 486 west to State Road
44. From that point, there are
sidewalks all the way to U.S. 19
in Crystal River.
"It's a prototype for the coun-
ty," Frink said of the path, com-


traffic backup in the business
district
The new highway will have
seven lanes in the business
area. The four-lane sections at
either end will be finished
after the business area.
That's welcome, news for
some of the businesses that
don't have frontage. Some of
the stores with frontage said
the work has been inconven-
ient and has made people irri-
table, but they really hadn't lost
a lot of business.
It has been a different story,
however, for stores without
frontage. While the New
England Cafe, which faces the
highway, has been doing fine,
around the corner Terri
-Rushing* at the Beverly Hills
Greenery Florist, for example,
said the project has been disas-
trous for her relatively new
business.
Her first year was good, but
when the construction started
and her sign was taken down,
her walk-in business took a
nosedive.
"If I get one walk-in cus-
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path along U.S. 41, which it will fic lights at Annapolis and
intersect in Hernando, giving Citrus Boulevard are being put
C.R. 486 and Citrus Hills resi- in for a number of reasons.
dents direct access to the state He said traffic counts show
trail. they will be needed to handle
Officials said the trail will traffic in just a couple of years
have more of a rural look and by state Department of
will lend itself to bicycle and Transportation standards, and
roller blade traffic as well as it only makes sense to do all the
pedestrians, work at one time.
They hope the facility will To ensure good traffic flow,
give it a little different kind of Frink said the lights, including
feel for the communities along the one at Essex, will be fully
C.R. 486. actuated and coordinated,


stores on the side of Village
Mall that don't face the road.
The sign issue is a sore sub-
ject with Kelley Melton, owner
of the Village Mall the Beverly
Hills Hardware store. She lost
eight parking spaces with the
widening, plus the mall's sign,
which is still in the permit
process and not back up yet,
she said.
While she has been critical
of that and how it affected the
mall, she did compliment the
construction workers, who she
said tried to show considera-
tion.
Melton, who said from the
beginning that there should be
a median in the new road, is
fearful of what she calls "the
suicide lanes."
She and others had gathered


2,000, names on petitions
opposing the six-lane road
project, saying they considered
the design unsafe for pedestri-
ans and people who ride scoot-
ers and golf carts across the
busy four-lane highway.


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FATHER
Continued from Page 1A

but didn't have money for a
ring, Mrs. Maschio said.
"He waited tables at the offi-
cers' club in Germany to earn
money for my engagement
ring," she said.
Some of the things Mrs.
Maschio loves most about her
husband is that he was the
most loving and sensitive per-
son she has ever met
"During the 47 years I knew
him, I always felt the same
when he slipped his hand into
mine," Mrs. Maschio said.
Maschio called his wife and
daughters, "My three girls,"
and would buy roses for all of
them on Valentines Day red
for his wife and pink for his
daughters.
The family moved to
Inverness in 1979. Maschio
worked as a commercial
shrimper and eventually
opened the Shrimp Lady's


wrap a hurt animal in.
Now, all three women say
they cannot drive away from
an animal in need, as
Maschio's love for all creatures
rubbed off on them.
Animals weren't Maschio's
only passion. He loved to trav-

meaning they will be demand-
controlled from the feeder
streets and will be synchro-
nized to keep traffic moving on
C.R. 486.
He said the light at Essex has
not been demand-controlled
up to the present because of
the heavy equipment going
back and forth that would have
damaged the sensors under the
pavement that control such a
light, but it would be when the
intersection was finished.
Frink said the median in


Jack Reagle of the Golf Club
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he has seen a 40 to 50 percent
drop in business and was glad
to hear of the progress in the
business area.
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Frink said. Presently the side-
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el, especially long road trips.
He was a gifted storyteller and
had a great sense of humor
He loved
being the
near the
ng the 47 ocean and
fishing. His
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restaurant
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up the tele-
phone.
He cried
during sad
movies and loved playing with
his four grandchildren.
"I've never met someone
who didn't like daddy," Lott
said.
Her sister, Malesenka
added: "That's just who daddy
was."

Citrus Hills will also be wider,
with more lanes, than in other
sections.
He said work on the project
is going from west to east and is
just now shifting to road con-
struction following utility
installation.
After the contractor cleared
and graded the right-of-way,
the utilities workers had 12
months to finish their work
That window is now closing,
and motorists should expect to
see roadwork begin, Frink said.


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Weltha
Adkins, 74
HERNANDO
Weltha Adkins, 74, Her-
nando, died Friday, Feb. 5,
2005, in Inverness.
Born Aug. 15, 1930, in
Logan, W.Va., she was the
daughter of Perr and Violet
Hensley She came here from
Castalia, Ohio, in 1980.
She was a homemaker and a
member of Sandhill Freewill
Baptist Church of Sandusky,
Ohio.
Survivors include her hus-
band of 57 years, Cecil L.
Adkins, of Hernando; five
sons, Charles Adkins and wife,
Velvet, of Milan, Ohio, Brian
Adkins and wife, Kelly, of
Hernando, Dallas Adkins and
wife, Donna, of Bellevue,
Ohio, Phillip Adkins of'
Lesage, W.Va., and Dorsey
Adkins and wife, Ruby, of
Sandusky, Ohio; two daugh-
ters, Kathy Bacon and hus-
band, Michael, of Inverness
and Sharon' Ussery and hus-
band, Tom, of Hernando;
brother, Hansford Hensley of
Clyde, Ohio; sister, Polly
Browning of Harts, W.Va.; 14
grandchildren; 23 great-
grandchildren; and two great-
great-grandchildren.
.Hooper Funeral Homes,
Inverness Chapel.

Andrew
Bartlett, 54
CRYSTAL RIVER
Andrew Richard Bartlett,
54, Crystal River, died
Thursday, Feb. 3, 2005, at his
home in Crystal River.
Born Nov. 11, 1950, in
Towanda, Pa., to Frank and


Louise (Chilson) Bartlett, he
came here 14 years ago from
Orlando.
A U.S. Army
veteran, he
served during
the Vietnam
War and as a
communica-
tions special-
ist in Germany.
He was a graduate of
Berkley College with a bache-
lor's degree.
Mr. Bartlett loved music, a
passion that took him across
the U.S. with many bands,
playing many different styles
of music. He played the guitar,
keyboards and harmonica,
and was a songwriter, compos-
er and producer. He and his
wife, Lisa Marie, formed a
duo called "Two Much Fun"
and played in many local
establishments, including
Port Paradise Tiki .Bar, The
Plantation, MacRae's the
Shed, The Oar House and K.C.
Crumps. They also played
venues in Orlando and in the
Florida Keys.
Survivors include a son,
Christopher Scott Bartlett and
wife, Ann, of Pennsylvania;
and a daughter, Elizabeth Ann
Gatto and husband, Joseph, of
Pennsylvania.
Strickland Funeral Home,
Crystal River.

Ruth Gehlker, 85
CRYSTAL RIVER
Ruth M. Gehlker, 85, Crystal
River, died Thursday, Feb. 3,
2005, in Crystal River.
She was born Jan. 25, 1920,
in Jacksonville. She came
here from Pittsburgh, Pa., in
1983.


A former bookkeeper, she
was an avid golfer and a mem-
ber of the Sugarmill Woods
Golf and Country Club.
She was preceded in death
by her husband, Earl Gehlker.
Survivors include a son,
Glen Gehlker of Inglis; sister,
Florence Streckfuss,
Cincinnati, Ohio; and one
grandchild, Christine Dunaga,
Jacksonville, Ala.
Wilder Funeral Home,
Homosassa Springs.

Victorio
Hernandez, 90
HOMOSASSA
Victorio Camil Hernandez,
90, Homosassa, died
Thursday, Feb. 3, 2005, at
Crystal River Health and
Rehab.
Born Feb. 26, 1914, in
Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico, he
came here 26 years ago from
Niagara Falls, N.Y.
He was a former machine
operator for General Abrasive
Co. in Niagara Falls, N.Y.
He was preceded in death
by his wife, Maria Ramos
Hernandez.
Survivors 'include two sons,
Michael Barretto of Crystal
River and Angel Barreto of
Niagara Falls, N.Y; seven
daughters, Anna Hernandez
of Buffalo, N.Y., Deborah
Hernandez of Valdosta, Ga.,
Alida Barreto and Pricilla
Ciccone, both of Niagara
Falls, N.Y, Mary Blackshear
of Citrus Springs, Rosemary
Sanders of Crystal River and
Carmen Potenzo of Norwich,
Conn.; 23 grandchildren; and
48 great-grandchildren.
Wilder Funeral Home,
Homosassa Springs.


Norma
Lane, 72
BEVERLY HILLS
Norma E. Lane, 72, Beverly
Hills, died Friday, Feb. 4,2005,
in Inverness.
Born in Milton, Mass., she
was the daughter of Frank W.
Goudey and Mildred V
(Stickney) Goudey
She came here five years
ago from Cape Cod, Mass.
She was a former member
of First Congregational
Church in Randolph, Mass.
She enjoyed spending time
with her family and grandchil-
dren.
Survivors include her hus-
band of 51 years, Harry Lane,
of Beverly Hills; son, Kenneth
Lane, Beverly Hills; daughter,
Janice Dillon and husband,
Robert, of Scituate, Mass.; and
grandchildren, Kimberly
Lane of New Hampshire,
Kerry Lane of Massachusetts
and Kelly Dillon, Kristen
Dillon and Bobby Dillon, all of
Scituate, Mass.
Fero Funeral Home with
Crematory, Beverly Hills.

Harry Morris, 81
DUNNELLON
Harry A. Morris, 81,
Dunnellon, died Saturday,
Jan. 29, 200, at the VA Medical
Center in Gainesville.
He was a retired auto
mechanic.
Born Aug.
11,, 1923, in
South Bend,
Ind., to 'Harry
A. Morris and
Fay McGillicutty, he moved
here 22 years ago from


Deaths ELSEWHERE


Gordon C. Dix
NAPLES Gordon C. Dix, a
retired Ohio newspaper pub-
lisher and a former owner of
Dix Communications, has died.
He was 90.
Dix died Friday from compli-
cations of a stroke.
He and brothers Albert and
twins Robert and Ray built
their family media business,
which now includes seven
daily newspapers in Ohio and
Kentucky. The company also
owns seven radio stations in
Maryland, Florida and Ohio.
Their grandfather and father
started the family business
with a community newspaper
in Wooster. Dix and his broth-
ers sold their business to fami-
ly members in 1985.
Gordon Dix was publisher of
The (Martins Ferry) Times
Leader and The (Defiance)
Crescent-News. He was named
president of the Defiance
Publishing Co. in 1977.

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LONDON Eric Griffiths, a
member of the schoolboy band
that evolved into The Beatles,
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Edinburgh, Scotland, his band-
mates said. A message on the
official Web site of Griffiths'
band The Quarrymen,
announced his death.
Griffiths played guitar in The
Quarrymen, the first group
formed by the young John
Lennon and the band that
brought him together with Paul
McCartney.
Born in Wales, Griffiths met
Lennon at Liverpool's Quarry
Bank High School in the 1950s.
The pair, along with friends
Pete Shotton and Rod Davis,
formed a band to play skiffle -
a rough-and-ready blend of
folk, blues and country and
western styles popularized by
British musicians such as
Lonnie Donegan.
Lennon later invited
McCartney to join the group.


The pair went on to form one of
the greatest songwriting part-
nerships in popular music.
Griffiths lQft the group in
1958 around the time George
Harrison joined on guitar -
and later joined the merchant
navy.
The Beatles' enormous suc-
cess brought a measure of fame
to their former bandmates. In
the late 1990s, the non-famous
members of The Quarrymen
reunited, playing in Europe,
North America and Japan.

Ernst Mayr
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. Ernst
Mayr, one of the world's lead-
ing evolutionary biologists, has
died. He was 100.
Mayr, a longtime Harvard
University faculty member,
died Thursday at a retirement
community.


His work in the 1930s and
'40s, while a curator at the
American Museum of Natural
History in New York, estab-
lished him as a leading neo-
Darwinist, supporting a theory
of evolution that is a combina-
tion of Darwin's natural selec-
tion theory and modern genet-
ics.
In his travels in New Guinea
and the Solomon Islands, Mayr
showed, unlike Darwin, that
species can arise from isolated
populations.
Born in Kempten, Germany,
Mayr joined the Harvard facul-
ty in 1953 as a zoology professor
and led Harvard's
Comparative Zoology museum
from 1961 to 1970. He retired in
1975.


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Clearwater.
He was a World War II Army
veteran, and was a member of
the Disabled American
Veterans.
He is survived by his wife,
Bulla Morris, Dunnellon; two
children, Faye Holm, Clear-
water and Dennis Morris,
Christiansburg, Va.; five
grandchildren; and five great-
grandchildren.
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Lucille Wilson, 73
HERNANDO
Lucille Ann Wilson, 73,
Hernando, died at home on
Friday, Feb. 4, 2005.
A native of Weston, Vt., she
was born May 28, 1931, to
Burton and Myrtle Smith. She
came to this area in 1992 from
Largo.
She was retired from the
upholstering business, and
enjoyed volunteering with the
American Red Cross. She was
active in the Sunshine
Christian Singles and Nursing
Home Ministries; where she
was known for the many hats
she wore while volunteering.
She was a member of
Riverside Christian Fellow-
ship in Hernando.
She was preceded in death
by her husband of 43 years,
Ralph Wilson, and her daugh-
ter, Patty Ann Smith.
Survivors include her moth-
er, Myrtle Stevens Smith,
Ocala; three brothers, Lyle A.
Smith and wife, Brenda, of
New Port Richey, Loren A.
Smith and wife, Donna, of
Baltimore, Md., and Wayne E.
Smith and wife, Margie, of St.
Petersburg; sister, Darlene

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Weltha Adkins. Friends oi
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Hernando, may call from 3 to;
5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 7, 2005, at
the Inverness Chapel of
Hooper Funeral Homes.,
Interment will be at Restlawn,
Memorial Park, Sandusky-
Ohio, under the direction of
Ransom Funeral Home. .
Andrew Richard Bartlett. A
memorial service for AndrewT
Richard Bartlett, 54, Crystal
River, will be conducted at L
p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2005ji
from the Strickland Funeral'
Home Chapel, with the Rev.
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River United Methodist_
Church officiating. Private
cremation arrangements are
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Strickland Funeral Home,;
Crystal River.
Lucille Ann Wilson.,
Services for Lucille Ann
Wilson will be conducted at 11:
a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2005+
from the Chas. E. Davis
Funeral Home of Inverness
with the Rev. J.D. Hatfield of
Riverside Christian Fellow-
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Florida National Cemetery at
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Pneumonia prevention set


65 and older should

take precautions
Special to the Chronicle

Pneumonia vaccines are offered by
the Citrus County Health Department
at the organization sites and dates list-
ed below. Clinics wipl be from 9 to 11
a.m. Screenings also are available and
include fasting blood sugar, a test for
anemia, kits to test for blood in the stool
(fee of $5 each) and free blood pressure
screening.
Pneumonia vaccines are recom-


mended for anyone 65 and older. A sec-
ond dose of pneumococcal vaccine is
recommended for people age 65 and
older who have received the first dose
more than five years ago when younger
than 65.


The pneumonia vaccine is $25.
.Medicare, Part B, will cover the cost for
a one-time only pneumonia vaccine.
Bring a copy of your Medicare card. If
you have Medicaid/HMO or HMO cov-
erage, you will need to receive your vac-


cine from your health care provider or
pay for the vaccine upon receipt
Dates and locations:
Feb. 7 Beverly Hills lions Club,
Lions Den Civic Circle, Beverly Hills.
Feb. 14 East Citrus Community
Center, 9907 E. Gulf-to-Lake Highway,
Inverness.
Feb. 21 West Citrus Community
Center, 8940 S. Veterans Drive,'
Homosassa.
Feb. 21 West Citrus Community
Center, 8940 S. Veterans Drive,
Homosassa.


Children's pageant registration continues


Special to the Chronicle includes ages 1 to 5; 3 p.m. for
the Little Miss/Mr. Pageant,
It's time to register for the ages 5 to 8; and will conclude at
children's pageants at the 2005 4 p.m., with the Pre-Teen
Citrus County Fair. Pageant, ages 9 to 13.
The Citrus County Fair Contestants must be resi-
Association will host the 2005 dents of Citrus County. There is
Children's Pageants on Sunday, a $25 entry fee and preregistra-
March 20, in the Citrus County tion is required.
Auditorium, starting at 1 p.m. All contestants are awarded
with the Decorated Diaper All contestants are awarded
Contest for ages 6 months to 11 przes.
months; 2 p.m. with the Applications must be in the
Beautiful Baby Pageant, which Fair Office or postmarked by


Feb. 18. Applications are avail-
able at all chambers of com-
merce offices and the- fair
office at 3600 S. Florida Ave.
(U.S. 41 South), Inverness.
All pageants are in the Citrus
County Auditorium.
General admission is $5,
children ages 6 to 11 $3 and
ages 5 and younger-- free. One
person will be admitted free
with each contestant
Call 726-2993.


Special to the Chronicle


Inverness Elks Lodge 2522 will host a "Super
Ball Party" at 5 p.m. Sunday. A Chinese buffet
will be served. For reservations, call the Lodge
at 726-2027.
The monthly meetings will be at 8 p.m.
Tuesday, Feb. 8 and 22.
Men's Fln Golf is played at 9 a.m. Monday at
Twisted Oaks Golf Club.
Bingo begins at 11:30 a.m. Monday, with
lunch served from noon to 2 p.m.
Elks burgers are served at the lodge from
noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday.
A light lunch is served from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Thursday, with the Dart Club meeting at 7:30
p.m.
Dinner is served from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday,
with live dance music from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.
The special for the week and chicken must be
ordered by Thursday.


Bellybusters hot dogs are served from noon to
3 p.m. Saturday. Fun Mixed Golf meets at
Brentwood from 3 to 7 p.m.
The Sweetheart Charity Ball will be a delight-
ful and elegant evening of fine food, good music
by Marti Carroll and a silent auction at 5 p.m.
Saturday.
All proceeds go to local charities. Bidding on
the auction will be until 9 p.m. The dinner menu
includes salad Tuscany, pore de precocia, or
Flounder Florentine Milanese and sorbet
a'la biscotta.
Table assignments will be made by Hostess
Maggie at 4:45 p.m. at the lounge. Call the lodge
for reservations and tickets at 726-2027.
There will be a Biloxi trip in March.
Anyone interested in going on this trip may
call Mike or Mary Gruss at 746-0481, or call the
lodge.


VACCINE DATES AND LOCATIONS
* Feb. 7 Beverly Hills lions Club, Lions Den Civic Circle, Beverly Hills.
* Feb. 14- East Citrus Community Center, 9907 E. Gulf-to-Lake Highway,
Inverness.
* Feb. 21 -West Citrus Community Center, 8940 S. Veterans Drive, Homosassa.
* Feb. 28- Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church, 2105 N. Georgia Road,
Crystal River.


News "

Relatives serving as
parents meet
If you are a grandparent, aunt
or uncle raising grandchildren,
nieces or nephews, meet people
who are ready to assist you with
your role as a parent.
Our mission is to provide
moral and emotional support
through meaningful learning
experiences to benefit others
that are now in the parenting
role raising their grandchildren,
nieces or nephews.
This program was started in
September 2003 as a
Grandparents Raising
Grandchildren Support Group,
but the group recognizes that
there are other family members
also taking on the roles of par-
ents and would like to extend
this program to include any rela-
tives who have taken on the role
of a parent.
The next meeting sponsored
by the Department of
Community Support Services
will be at 10 a.m. Monday in
Room 280 at the Lecanto
Government Building. Free
refreshments will be served.
For more information or if you
have any questions, call 527-
5434.
Corvair club hosts
second show
The Nature Coast Corvair
Club will have its second car
and truck show to benefit the
Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranch.
Registration will be from 9
a.m. to noon today at
Adventureland, U.S. 41 South,
Inverness. Trophies will be
awarded at 3 p.m.
There will be door prizes, a
raffle, Chinese auction, food,
music, great fun and cars and
trucks being shown.
For more information, contact
Herb Neumann, 344-4210, or e-
mail klassickar@iwon.com.
Shriner dinner
approaches
The Citrus County Shriners'
annual Roast Beef Dinner will
be fromrnoonto 3 p.m. today.
The site has been changed
this year from Citrus High
School to East Citrus
Community Center on State
Road 44.
Tickets are $6 per person.
Call Glenn Smith at 637-4419.

GOP committee
to host meeting
The Citrus County Republican
Executive Committee will host
its monthly meeting at 7 p.m.
Monday, Feb. 7, at the Citrus
County Builders Association
building in Lecanto.
The meeting is open to all
local registered Republicans
who wish to become more politi-
cally active within Citrus County.
If you have any questions
regarding joining the REC, call
William Grant, chairman, at 726-
5111 or our Jeanne McIntosh,
membership chairwoman, at
746-5660.

Visiting Uons invited
to dinner gathering
All visiting Lions are invited
the Crystal River Kings Bay
Lions Club's dinner meeting at 6
p.m. Monday at Oysters
Restaurant in Crystal River.
Bonnie Peterson of Habitat
for Humanity will be the guest
speaker.
.Call Gail at 563-1408.


PET SPOTUGHT
The Chronicle invites
readers to submit pho-
tos of their pets for the
daily Pet Spotlight fea-
ture.
Photos need to be in
sharp focus. Include a
short description of the
pet and owners, includ-
ing names and home-
towns. Photos cannot
be returned without a
self-addressed, stamped
envelope. Group photos


0 WHAT: Citrus County Fair Association will host 2005
Children's Pageants March 20. Starting at 1 p.m. with the
Decorated Diaper Contest for ages 6 months to 11 months; .2
p.m. with Beautiful Baby Pageant, which includes ages 1 to 5;
3 p.m. the Little Miss/Mr. Pageant, ages 5 to 8; and will con-
clude at 4 p.m. with the Pre-Teen Pageant, ages 9 to 13.
* WHEN: Application deadline is Feb. 18. Applicants must
be Citrus County residents.
" WHERE: Applications are available at all chambers of
commerce offices and the fair office at 3600 S. Florida
Ave. (U.S. 41 South), Inverness.
* COST: There is a $25 entry fee; preregistration is


Inverness Elks Lodge 2522


prep for active February


CUB donation


Special to the Chronicle
On Dec. 10, the Philippine American Corp. of Florida
(PACOF) hosted a Christmas party for its officers, mem-
bers and families. All attendees were asked to bring
canned goods to be donated to the Citrus United Basket
(CUB). Pictured above, from left: Nena Zehm, chair-lady of
the board; Nick Colantino, vice president soclo-civic
affairs; Nola Gravius, executive director of CUB and
Beverly Dulce, president. Besides the canned food, $150
was given to CUB on Nov. 18.


of more than two pets
cannot be printed.
* Send photos and infor-
mation to Pet Spotlight,
c/o Citrus County
Chronicle, 1624 N.
Meadowcrest Blvd.,
Crystal River, FL 34429.




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